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#porchlife #bfc #CTLitsyMeetup #booksandbooze
Walked a mile with my son this evening, now relaxing on porch- sunny, beautiful cooling breeze. Tagged book is one I discovered at That Bookstore in Wethersfield Ct when meeting up with @CareBear @Ncostell @mrozzz
The book intrigued me.📚🍷😁

wanderinglynn Looks like a lovely spot to read. 💜 2mo
kspenmoll @wanderinglynn It certainly is. I feel quite spoiled! 2mo
mrozzz What a great way to spend the evening ☺️ 2mo
Ncostell That looks like a delightful setup there! 2mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic. 2mo
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My accumulative #bookhaul for May from Book Barn, B&N, Amazon, @strandbookstore , BotM, #ctlitsymeetup, etc. I may have a problem. Reorganizing efforts start this evening!

Avanders So fun 🤗🤗 3mo
TheLibrarian I gave up on organizing. My books are stacked everywhere in my library because there is zero shelf space. 3mo
KatieDid927 @TheLibrarian Also a valid lifestyle choice! I‘m at least going to make an attempt. I‘m sure there will still be random stacks when I‘m done haha. 3mo
TheLibrarian @KatieDid927 Good luck and have fun! 3mo
KatieDid927 @TheLibrarian Thanks! 🤗 3mo
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😱😱 Its always weird to me when i hear someone is “vacationing” in my state! But....this is pretty cool!

KatieDid927 Whoa! We just had the #ctlitsymeetup there! 😱 @j9brown 3mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 Haha, neat! 3mo
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Saint Mazie: A Novel | Jami Attenberg
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From last week‘s #CTlitsymeetup ...books bought, received in the gift swap, exchanged for free, and the lovely ladies I spent time with, some of whom I got to know better and others I met for the first time!

mrozzz ☺️♥️♥️♥️ it was fun, as always! 3mo
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My purchases from RJ Julia's and the tea shop down the street. #CTlitsymeetup

Amiable Happy to hear you made it to Savvy Tea and found something you liked! 3mo
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The Gathering | Anne Enright
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Did we post our pic from this weekend? I didn‘t see it so I‘m sharing. Nice to meet everyone and hope to get together again soon! #ctlitsymeetup

monalyisha Absolutely read #clitsy instead of #ctlitsy & was a little excited. 😆🌸💪🏻 3mo
KatieDid927 Yay! 💃🏻 3mo
Avanders 😍😍😍 3mo
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umbrellagirl @monalyisha that might require a change of venue 🤣🤣 3mo
umbrellagirl @KatieDid927 💙💙💙 3mo
umbrellagirl @Avanders good times! 3mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 3mo
minkyb Oh, where did you meet? I am in MA! Assuming CT is connecticut! 🤔 3mo
j9brown A fabulous bunch of bookworms 💖😄 3mo
Amiable Such a good afternoon! Was thrilled to be able to participate. @minkyb We met at RJ Julia‘s in Madison. 🙂 (edited) 3mo
ScientistSam It was fabulous and I loved meeting everyone. 3mo
mrozzz 💗💗💗 3mo
Ncostell It was so nice to meet everyone, I had a great time! 3mo
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This past weekend I saw Come From Away at our local theater in Hartford. It‘s based on the book “The Day the World Came to Town” which I read earlier. Based on the true story of the townsfolk of Gander, Newfoundland who took care of the airline passengers grounded there after 9/11, both the book and musical were heartwarming despite the awful circumstances.

Areader2 Love the Bushnell 🎭 3mo
Ncostell @Areader2. Yes, I do too! It‘s nice & close and they put on so many great productions. 3mo
Areader2 And easy parking! Have you ever been to any of the Ct Forum events?they are very good. I saw John Irving,Jonathan Franzen one other author can‘t think of her name. Michelle Obama was one of their speakers,they have a website if you want to check their upcoming events sometime. 3mo
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Ncostell @Areader2 I have not been to their Forum events, I will have to check it out! Are you in CT? We just did a CT Litsy Meetup this weekend at RJ Julia‘s in Madison. I can let you know the next time we have a Meetup if you‘d like. You can find some of the posts under #ctlitsymeetup. (edited) 3mo
Areader2 Yes I live in Enfield, ok thanks! 3mo
Ncostell @Areader2. I‘m in Hebron. I‘ll tag you next time we plan a Meetup. So far we‘ve met up twice at RJ Julia‘s and once a few of us went to hear Stephanie Land, the author of the memoir “Maid” at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. 3mo
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Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁! Here it is:

Have you ever attended a meet-up of Littens?

If you haven‘t and would want to, where would you be willing to travel?

(Maybe we should have a hashtag for this 🤔? ... #LitsyLetsMeetUp )

I‘m willing to go in a circle that stretches as far as central PA, Albany, Connecticut, and Wilmington, DE.


Crazeedi I've not done this yet!
Mommamanzi Noooo. Let‘s do it ORLANDO! 3mo
TrishB I‘ve attended one in London, UK. I would try most U.K. places 👍🏻 3mo
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LibrarianRyan 😁I at least once a year attend a meet up in St. Louis. It's 1.5 hours away for me, but I like going to STL so it's a treat. Sometimes I host, sometimes others host. I have also done at meet up at Book Expo in New York, which was all @MrBook 's fault. 😁

I want to try and plan at Central Illinois meet up this summer, and I am always game if the Chi Town people want to host. I'll take the train (Though I admit, I hate Chicago).
LibrarianRyan I would meet almost anywhere if I had the time and money. Longer distances need more planning but if you are a few hours by car or train I am in! 3mo
mabell I‘ve done STL a couple of times. I hope we can meet up again soon @LibrarianRyan ! 3mo
TK421 We've been to 3 Ohio meet ups now. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @mabell Yes! I agree. 3mo
Josiedlove No more then two hour drive... I live in the south Jersey area... 3mo
BookwormAHN I'm planning on going to the one in June that @Slajaunie is planning in Louisiana 😸 3mo
ravenlee Haven‘t yet. I can‘t do the Louisiana meetups because I‘m in the wrong part of the state, but I could do Dallas area or Little Rock. 3mo
Kaila-ann I would love to meet other book people but I don‘t see a lot of book clubs around here 🤷🏻‍♀️ in South Carolina. (edited) 3mo
Slajaunie Well if you are up for the drive, you are welcome here in Louisiana! @Kaila-ann 3mo
Kaila-ann Given enough notice I might be tempted lol. I‘ve never been to Louisiana 🤔 @Slajaunie 3mo
tournevis I met up with @Susanita a couple week ago! (hi! 👋👋👋) 3mo
TheSpineView No but would love to. I am hoping there will be one at BookExpo. 3mo
jb72 No I‘ve never been to one. There aren‘t many peeps in eastern KY that I know of. 3mo
PatriciaU I‘m down for PA, Albany & CT. I‘ve been talking to @booksteasandbookishthings about a Litsy meetup in Nashville next year during the Public Libraries Association conference. Let‘s get all #LitsyPublicLibrarians together! 3mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @PatriciaU I am so hoping this happens! I would come see you if you do not stay with us 🙌😘❤️ and the other Nashville Littens agreed to have the meetup earlier than usual for that quarter so we can time it for then! 3mo
phatsallylee I went to the #phillymeetup last year. Most of PA, NJ or Delaware would be cool 3mo
Lisaw13 Would love one in the Tampa Bay Area 🤗 3mo
pdever @mabell and @LibrarianRyan ... STL, here. I guess maybe I haven't been on this site long enough to notice an STL meet up, but I think it would be fun. 3mo
Amiable Yes! Just attended my first one this weekend—the #ctlitsymeetup organized by @CareBear ! 3mo
SilversReviews I had the pleasure of meeting @MrBook @Reecaspieces and @irre last year at the Book Expo. We had fun. I just got an e-mail that said Litsy is now online. 😊 Whoo Hoo!! Thanks, Litsy. (edited) 3mo
Sharpeipup No, I haven‘t but it‘s a goal this year. I‘d drive up a few hours round trip but that keeps me in Florida still. 3mo
Rachel_nyc I‘m pretty new to Litsy so I haven‘t had the opportunity yet. I‘m not sure if I‘d travel but would definitely be open to a meet-up in NYC. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @pdever we will add you to the list. Last one was last summer at a tea shop. 3mo
mabell @pdever Yep, it‘s been awhile! 3mo
emilyesears I‘m in the Dallas area so I would love to have a meet up in the DFW area! 3mo
Susanita @tournevis I had a great time! @MrBook I think there‘s a little overlap with our circles. Mine is roughly Tidewater VA to central NJ. 3mo
Rachel.Rencher No, but I also don't think there are any littens in my area. 😭 I'm in Boise, but if it's for like a book expo type thing I'd travel to Vegas, Portland & SLC 3mo
julesG Two meet-ups here in Germany plus a Litsy breakfast, and most recently the #LitsyReadingRetreat at Gladstone's Library. 3mo
LauraJ Despite the fact that I live in a huge city, there aren‘t that many Littens in Los Angeles. 3mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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I was excited to get this book at our book swap at the Litsy Meetup in CT on Saturday. It was so nice to get together with everyone and spend an afternoon talking books. Thanks again @CareBear for organizing our get together and for the great Litsy bookmark with our Litsy handles on the back. Sorry we missed you @kspenmoll @MrBook @mcipher and @bookish_wookish , hopefully we‘ll see you next time! #ctlitsymeetup

MrBook Very glad it was a great time! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Definitely plan on being at the next one. 🤗 3mo
mrozzz 💗 Looking forward to seeing what you think about this book! Hopefully we meet up again at THAT Bookstore or Riverbend, or the Wesleyan RJ Julia! Right @CareBear ?? 😉 3mo
KatieDid927 Yay! 3mo
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ScientistSam It was lovely to meet you and everyone else (and see a few folks I knew)! 3mo
Amiable So glad I was able to make this one and meet you all IRL! 🙂 3mo
kspenmoll So sorry to miss you all! Next time! 3mo
CareBear Yessss @mrozzz !! I‘m going to try to get something a little more informal together for June! I think @Ncostell @kspenmoll would like to go, too! 3mo
CareBear Yessss @mrozzz !! I‘m going to try to get something a little more informal together for June! I think @Ncostell @kspenmoll would like to go, too! 3mo
Ncostell @CareBear, @mrozzz, @kspenmoll Count me in! I‘m down for any of those places. (edited) 3mo
mcipher I‘m so glad you all had fun! I will definitely try to make it next time!! 3mo
CareBear @mrozzz @Ncostell @kspenmoll how about 6/8? Late afternoon cocktails and book shopping at that bookstore? Riverbend is like 10 mins from there too if we wanted to hit both 😊 3mo
mrozzz Possibly! I was thinking of going up to Boston that weekend. Nothing in stone yet. @CareBear (edited) 3mo
Ncostell @CareBear, @mrozzz, @kspenmoll 6/8 we will be celebrating my husband‘s birthday. I know it‘s hard finding dates that everyone is available! 3mo
Ncostell @CareBear, @mrozzz, @kspenmoll Upon further thought I could take my husband out on 6/1 (his birthday is 6/6) which would free up 6/8 for me. His birthday falls on a Thursday and he‘d rather go out to dinner on a Saturday. 3mo
CareBear @Ncostell @mrozzz @kspenmoll I can do 6/15 too if that works better for everyone 3mo
Ncostell @CareBear, @mrozzz, @kspenmoll 6/15 is my daughter‘s dance recital, so I can‘t make that date unfortunately. 3mo
CareBear Ok but 6/8 works Nicole? @Ncostell 3mo
CareBear @Ncostell @kspenmoll @mrozzz I have all your numbers, would you guys mind if I group texted you? Might be easier. 3mo
Ncostell @CareBear. Texting is definitely easier 3mo
kspenmoll @CareBear sorry I have been not checking Litsy consistently. 6/8 works for me but 6/15 i cannot do. Group text is perfect! 3mo
mrozzz Hi sorry, I got married this weekend 😉 Yes! Please text— 6/8 will work I think. May do Boston or Providence the next day @CareBear @Ncostell @kspenmoll 3mo
kspenmoll @mrozzz Congratulations on your🎉🎉🎊🎊 marriage!!! 3mo
mrozzz 💝 💝 💝 @kspenmoll 3mo
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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1. Selfie in my baseball shirt I just happened to be wearing the day the Mets signed Jacob deGrom for five more years! 🙌🏼
2. Tagged!
3. #ctlitsymeetup and other CT adventures with @j9brown !
4. Right now pretty all over the place. Warm, sunny and humid one minute then cold and rainy the next.
5. Not sure? Probably fast food on the road to CT.

#friYAYintro @howjessreads