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Midtown Scholar Bookstore | Harrisburg, PA (Bookstore)
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If this little book haul isn‘t a reflection of my eclectic nonfiction tastes, I don‘t know what is. My kids got me a gift card to an indie bookstore for Christmas. But they‘re only open for sidewalk sales and it has been super cold and snowy this winter. So I finally took advantage of a lovely sunny day and safely went book shopping! #happybibliophage #bookhaul #safebookshopping #supportyourindiebookstore

Amiable “Hidden Valley Road” is excellent. 👍🏼 I‘m on hold at the library for “Between Two Kingdoms. “ Looking forward to your thoughts on the Ehrenreich book — I didn‘t know she had a new one out. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice haul! And yes - Hidden Valley Road is really good. Enjoy! 2y
Nute Wonderful stack of books! I didn‘t know that Hidden Valley Road is out in paperback. I will purchase that book soon. I‘m more curious about Between Two Kingdoms, but I‘m not sure if I can experience the sadness that might be present in that story in my life right now. 2y
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Loooook at these gorgeous bookends I bought this morning! My shelves are overflowing, so I honestly don‘t know when I‘ll use them in a more traditional way. But I kind of like this, so I may leave them this way. Aren‘t they neat? #bookends #elephants #saturdayshopping #happybibliophage

Soubhiville Pretty! 4y
Christine 😍, two of my favorites (books and elephants) together!! Love. ❤️📚🐘❤️ 4y
Velvetfur Oohh they're gorgeous! And that's the perfect placement for them, I reckon 👍 4y
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Tamra Nice! 4y
Kaila-ann Beautiful 😍! 4y
Amiable Lovely! 4y
Leftcoastzen Those are great! 4y
JazzFeathers Fantastic! So jealous. 4y
Schmieds They look just fine there but i also love the look of a few books with bookends on a side table or free hanging shlef 4y
TheSpineView 😍 4y
Redwritinghood Those are fantastic. Love them! 4y
Eyelit Those are amazing! ❤️🐘 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Schmieds I agree! But I need to reorganize some to put them into another place. And I couldn‘t resist sharing right away! 4y
alisiakae I love them! 4y
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My small but mighty book haul from yesterday‘s author event. Of course I bought a book for her to sign. And then two more jumped into the pile. I was planning to browse, but hit my dollar limit in the first five minutes. So I started reading the top two books. Seriously need that snow day the weatherman is talking about for Wednesday!

#bookhaul #marlonjames #bibliophile #happybibliophage #iregretnothing #needmoretimetoread #shopindie

SilversReviews I LOVED The Lost Girls of Paris, but I LOVE all of Pam Jenoff‘s books. ENJOY all of them. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SilversReviews I went to hear her speak yesterday, and I‘m impressed with her knowledge and background. I listened to The Orphan‘s Tale this week also. Still processing my feelings for review, but it wasn‘t a five-star read for me. Good though, for sure. And looking forward to the new one, which I‘ve heard is even better. 4y
Cinfhen Was Marlon James at the event!?!??!? I have a MAJOR crush on him 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Oh no, I wish. It was Pam Jenoff who was interesting for sure. 4y
minkyb I was wondering the same thing @Cinfhen ‼️ 4y
minkyb Nice choices! 4y
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Two ARCs came in this week. I need to step up my game because I have so many good ones to be read. Maybe this snowstorm will help me focus.

#arc #reviewerblues #happybibliophage

Cinfhen What are the predicting for PA??? 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Well, up north they‘re saying up to 10”. We may get 5”. Or it might rain all night. The line between snow and rain is right by me. So we really have no idea. I wouldn‘t mind snow. It‘s the ice and freezing rain that I hate. 4y
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Cinfhen I agree!!! That‘s when it gets messy and dangerous ❄️❄️❄️stay safe & warm 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen For sure. I‘m trying to decide what to bake. Snow=baking, right? 4y
Cinfhen Always!!!! Anything with chocolate chips gets my vote 😋 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Indeed! 🍪🍪 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen And I went with applesauce cake for tonight. Maybe chocolate chips tomorrow ... 4y
Cinfhen Applesauce cake is yummy too!!! Has the snow begun?? 4y
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The Empty Shelf | Trevor E. Donaldson, Haleh M. Donaldson, Jake Barnes
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Carpet is replaced. The bookshelf is officially reconfigured. All the boxes are broken down. It only took three-ish hours and 45 trips up and down the stairs! Only casualty was one knuckle, which got caught between two boxes. Owwie!


Susanita 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Mdargusch Great job! 👏🏻 4y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! 4y
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TrishB Lovely 💕 4y
Branwen It looks great! 4y
BeansPage 😍😍😍 4y
julesG 😍 4y
Kalalalatja Now that‘s a work out I can relate to! It looks great 👌 4y
LeahBergen It looks great! 4y
CoverToCoverGirl Well worth a slightly injured knuckle! 4y
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I Spy with My Little Eye | Paula Vasquez
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Hmmm. Look what I found as I was running errands! A used bookstore near me that opens next month. I‘m so excited!

#happybibliophage #caffeinatedbookworm #shoplocal #buyused

CampbellTaraL How perfect! I want to go! 4y
knittedgnome So exciting!! 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess Fun and a great name! 4y
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JacqMac Oooo nice! 4y
riversong153 Jealous!! But that‘s so awesome! 4y
ConnieK What a great name!! 4y
Lcsmcat Lovely! 4y
Tanisha_A Brilliant name! 4y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 4y
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The 13th Hour: A Thriller | Richard Doetsch
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Finished and completed! #13inThree is the first #readathon in a few years that I‘ve been able to really participate in. So glad the timing worked out! Thanks for getting us organized @Samplergal 👏🏻👏🏻😍📚🎉

I finished Keep Marching and made big progress on the other two.

#winwinreadathon #happybibliophage

merelybookish 👏👏 4y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🙌🏻🎆🎇🎉 4y
Samplergal Yay! Great job! 4y
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Celebrate!: Cookbook | Sheila Lukins
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Guys, I‘m super excited!! NetGalley just gave me a “Top Reviewer” Badge because publishers are adding my reviews to their books‘ pages. I‘m sure lots of you ARC-readers have this too, but it‘s a first for me. I wouldn‘t even care if it wasn‘t for Litsy. So thanks for getting me hooked on this resource!

#happybibliophage #bookbloggerlife

Richryan52 Congratulations!!! 4y
Insightsintobooks Congratulations!! 👏👏 4y
rwmg Wow! Well done 4y
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CSeydel Wow 😳 4y
Shadowfat Congrats!!🎉 4y
Trashcanman Woot woot. It's seriously these kind of things that warm my heart when you see people happy. Their (your) happiness reminds me of how there are these beautiful moments in life that momentarily distract us from the sheer pointlessness and absurdity of life. 4y
TracyReadsBooks Congratulations!!! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Trashcanman I‘m glad my little moment of celebration warms your heart. I understand tough times, having lived with chronic pain and illness for a long ass time. So I think maybe I celebrate the little things a bit more. ♥️♥️ 4y
Richryan52 I am so happy for you! You are a really talented writer! 4y
CSeydel @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m curious about netgalley ... can just anyone join? I assume they want you to have a blog or a significant following on GR or Instagram? So your reviews reach more people? 4y
Liatrek How awesome is that 😍Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Buddys_Momma Congrats!!! 🎈🎊🎉💜👍🏽 4y
nelehelen That‘s awesome!! 4y
kyraleseberg Congratulations! 🤗🎉 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CSeydel When I first joined NetGalley I was only reviewing on GR and Amazon (when I purchased from them). At that point I was turned down for a lot of my requests. But I caught the big and started my blog. Now I get approved a LOT more often. So yes, you can join even if you don‘t blog or have a big following. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Richryan52 Aww. Thank you! 😍 4y
britt_brooke So cool!! 4y
CSeydel Cool thanks! 4y
Trashcanman @BarbaraTheBibliophage I just realized how depressing my comment was. I didn't mean to take away from your happiness. It's the little things. 4y
GripLitGrl Very cool 😎 congrats!!🎉💕 4y
Eggs Congratulations 🍾🎈 4y
batsy That's very cool! 👍🏽📚 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Trashcanman I didn‘t take it that way at all. I hear your perspective too. 😍 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! 👍 4y
DarcysMom Congrats! 😄 4y
ReadZenRites Very cool 😊🎉🎉 4y
mrp27 🎉👏🏻📚 4y
julesG Congrats! Frankly, I just went and checked my NetGalley account and yes, I have this badge too. I wasn't aware of its significance though. (so, naturally, I'm patting myself on the shoulder for my achievement😉) 4y
Texreader That‘s wonderful!! Congratulations!!! My husband has had that honor a few times because for years he edited a sci-fi newsletter and wrote countless reviews. I‘m still waiting... 4y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
kezzlou85 @CSeydel I don't have a blog and only review through Amazon and Goodreads but have been accepted on loads. Certain publishers on there like a blog but others just want the reviews. I also have this badge and was so surprised. Well done @barbarathe. 💜 4y
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 4y
mrozzz Wow, congrats!!! 🍾🎉 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Mdargusch So cool! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
CSeydel @kezzlou85 oh, that‘s good to know! 4y
kezzlou85 @CSeydel yeah and I've got so many books to read now. Got a little carried away. Always a good idea to start out with read now books to build your profile up as they don't require approval. 😊 4y
CSeydel @kezzlou85 every time I think about signing up, I think of the huge number of already-released books that I want to read and I ask myself, why do I want to do this exactly? 😂 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @julesG Congrats to you also!! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️ 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Texreader Thank you!! Darn, you should have this badge also. 😍 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CSeydel @kezzlou85 I think it‘s a delicate balance with ARCs. I don‘t like to have too many on my shelf but then I‘ll get caught up and dive into other stuff. All of a sudden I‘m behind again. But I enjoy receiving, reading, and reviewing! 4y
julesG Thanks! 4y
kezzlou85 @CSeydel I was exactly the same but once I saw the book choices I was hooked. It's just too easy to end up with too many. 4y
kezzlou85 @BarbaraTheBibliophage you're so right there, I requested a few thinking I'd get turned down for most of them but didn't so got some reading to do. Me too. 4y
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That moment when the author you just reviewed reads the review and responds on Twitter. I said I wanted to fist bump her. And she clearly wanted to fist bump me back. I‘m over the moon!

#happybibliophage #authorswhorespond #squeeeeee

LoverofLit Eeeeep! That's so exciting! 😄😄 4y
ScientistSam Wow!! 4y
TrishB That‘s so cool 👍🏻 4y
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Trashcanman Woot woot! 4y
AmyG Yay! 4y
Richryan52 Congrats 4y
Leftcoastzen Nice! I read your longer review of that book , sounds amazing. 4y
LeahBergen Cool! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
hes7 Wow! 4y
Dragon High five 🙌 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Leftcoastzen It is very good. Well worth the time! 4y
DivineDiana How exciting! 🎉 4y
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I‘m trying to screenshot my watch, but I give up! Argh.

Here‘s my #deweysreadathon #finaltime. Considering I wasn‘t planning to join in at all, I‘m happy with this total. I finished one book I was already reading and started two more.

Hours read: 4
Books read: 3


tammysue Great job! 👏🏻💗 4y
Mollyanna Woo-hoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Christine Awesome! (And I so identify with struggling with the watch screenshot...except in the opposite direction - I am always accidentally taking screenshots of mine! 😂) 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Christine Haha. Yes, I‘m always starting workouts without meaning to. I figure my watch is telling me I don‘t do them enough! 😜 4y
sudi That's great 😊👏🎉🎊🎉 4y
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