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The Princess of Las Vegas | Chris Bohjalian
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Last night, I had the privilege of hearing @ChrisBohjalian speak about his new book at my local #indiebookstore, Quail Ridge Books. What made it even better was having my friends and fellow Littens @MallenNC and @Graciouswarriorprincess there too!
This book sounds so good and I can‘t wait to read it!

tpixie What a great event & #LitsyMeetUp ! Even @ChrisBohjalian is a #Litten ! 🎴 👑 ♥️♦️ (edited) 1mo
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**updt: got the deets**
Have to vent but yowza!! I have a job interview on Monday and was waiting to get “more details” but . . . Crickets 🦗 🦗🦗

This is not good, right? Or do they need me to right-the-ship?! Actually, I don‘t think I would be in any role that requires “ship-righting”, but still.

Anyway 🎉 I *think* I have a job interview on Monday at 8:30 am even if I have to just show up and ask for the President 🥴🤣

Pecan pie for 🦃

jlhammar Pies look amazing! Good luck with your interview. 5mo
tpixie Those pecan pies 🥧 🥧 look delicious! Pecan pies are my favorite 🤎 I may have to drive across Kansas 🌻 to eat a slice! You will do great with your interview! I think some places just don‘t follow up with confirmations like they used to… No 5mo
Tamra Oh good grief, do those pies look ahhhhmaaazzzing?! Crossing my fingers for you & job. 🤞🏾 5mo
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Larkken 😖 that sounds frustrating! I hope it's worth the anxiety! 5mo
Ruthiella Hope it all works out! 5mo
bthegood Pies look great - go to interview and knock it out of the park! 🙂 5mo
BkClubCare @jlhammar - Thank you, thank you. I am pleased with the pie effort but yowza, takes me all day 🤣 I am taking a positive and curious attitude to the interview; hoping it is for me as much as they think I would be good at it. (Academic Advising) 5mo
BkClubCare @tpixie - If you need a recipe for a non-Karo pecan pie, search it on my blog 👀 🥧 I hope that my calling the contact at 5:15pm shows that I respect deadlines 😃 5mo
BkClubCare @Tamra - Thank you! I need to be all laissez faire about it all; if I seem needy and desperate it will fall apart. Happy 🥧 and 🦃 5mo
BkClubCare @Larkken - extremely frustrating and anxiety-producing. Not nice to put candidates in such a position (and a bad look) They finally sent an email; I can be back to excited again. 5mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - Thanks Ruthiella! Excited for TOB?!? 😁 5mo
BkClubCare @bthegood - OKAY! Will do. I am excited; I am so intrigued by the role and think that a University would be a cool place to be. (Yeah, I have heard the horror stories, too…) Happy Thanksgiving 5mo
tpixie @BkClubCare started reading your blog. I recently read The Killers of the Flower Moon, so the book pairing will be perfect! ( the Scorsese movie had great acting, costumes, and scenery, but was oh so slow… ) (edited) 5mo
bthegood @BkClubCare I work at a University - I love it - good luck and Happy Thanksgiving - 5mo
tpixie I might need to buy ( are you there now? I‘m in Hutchinson- we really have to do a #LitsyMeetUp ( I have put it on my calendar for the spring to try to organize one) #KCLitsyMeetUpSpring2024 (edited) 5mo
bookaholic1 Yummy pecan pie! 5mo
Larkken @BkClubCare yay that's great! Good luck!! 5mo
BkClubCare @tpixie - I tried to order Mean Spirit from Watermarks, BUT. Was told that the publisher is considering printing more - none available at this time. We should organize a campaign! 5mo
BkClubCare @tpixie - yes! A meetup would great. 5mo
tpixie @BkClubCare I‘ll call there too! Yes! Too bad bad I don‘t have more influence on Instagram! 5mo
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Eight Detectives | Alex Pavesi
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Blind date with a Book! 🥰🥰🥰

Finally, I shall be able to review Eight Detectives... I read it recently but didn't want to spoil the mystery!

My own Blind Date is The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin. Looking forward to it 😊

@Leniverse @CGainor3 @scripturient @Susanita @TrishB @rockpools @Oryx @squirrelbrain @julesG @jenniferw88

AmyG 🙌🏻❤️ 7mo
Soubhiville Looks like a fun crowd 😁📚. 7mo
Cinfhen Sooooooo fun! I really hope we can join you next year - @BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly 🤗🤗🤗🤗 7mo
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LeahBergen It‘s a big group this year! 👏👏👏 7mo
LeeRHarry Looks like you‘re all having a fab time …one day I may join you 🤞😊 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence Aww, yay! 7mo
Ruthiella Why is @Oryx holding up an invisible book? 🤔😂 7mo
CarolynM How lovely! Enjoy each other‘s company💕 7mo
Branwen 💕📚💕 7mo
jenniferw88 @Ruthiella because I'm meant to be there, but am unwell. @Oryx chose mine, which I'm sending to her when I'm better. 7mo
tpixie This is such a great #LitsyMeetUp I was just thinking this morning that sometime I‘d love to go, not realizing you‘re there right now! 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @tpixie Gladstone's is one of a kind 🥰 7mo
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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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Here‘s my own shortlist for the #bookerprize, in order of favourites.

I‘m cheating a bit by having TWO lists as, whilst these are my faves, I don‘t think they‘ll all make the list.

Bird-Hearts, In Ascension and Prophet Song should make the list. Study for Obedience will be on there because I hated it (!). And I think This Other Eden and Western Lane are more Booker-y than some of those above.

Looking forward to the *actual* list tomorrow!

BarbaraBB You make me curious about In Ascension! I have my copy ready! We have many shared favorites but I agree they probably won‘t all make the shortlist. I am almost sure This Other Eden and Obedience will be on it… unfortunately! 7mo
JamieArc I‘ve only read 3 Longlist books, but looking forward to seeing the shortlist so I can determine what‘s next. Hoping for Little Birds and the Eng book, which doesn‘t come out in the US til mid October anyway. 7mo
Cinfhen I watched a few BookTubers today and they seem to be all over the place with likes and dislikes so who knows what tomorrow will bring🤷🏼‍♀️Hopefully it‘s not a total bust 7mo
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AnneCecilie I‘ve haven‘t read many from this year‘s longlist, but I will be very happy if The House of Doors make it. I bailed on This Other Eden and have hardly seen any positive reviews of Obedience so won‘t rush to read that. 7mo
squirrelbrain I‘d love House of Doors to make it @JamieArc @AnneCecilie , but I‘m just not sure it‘s ‘Booker‘ enough. Ie it‘s not that weird! 🤣 7mo
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB - In Ascension seems like the right mix of slightly weird and a great storyline. (To me anyway, others have found it boring!) 7mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - I‘m sure it will be the exact opposite of what I think! 🤣 7mo
BarbaraBB I have high hopes! 7mo
Cinfhen Definitely makes for an exciting announcement!!!! 7mo
TrishB I also may bring The House of Doors to Gladstone‘s 😁 7mo
squirrelbrain I think you‘ll like it @TrishB 7mo
sarahbarnes I‘m happy to see your shortlist! 7mo
jlhammar Great to see your faves! Excited for the shortlist announcement. 7mo
Cinfhen Is Gladstone‘s this weekend?? @TrishB I REALLY want to join one day- lmk your next meetup!!! 7mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - it‘s a week today! We‘ll probably book next years dates before we leave. It‘s likely to be a similar time next year but we‘ll let you know for sure! @TrishB 7mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I hope it works out 🙏🏼 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen that would be cool 😁 I‘m so excited about next week! 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB even better! Barbara - they fly Amsterdam to Liverpool 😁 7mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen That would be so fantastic! Let me know the dates and see if we can make this work 🤞🏽🤞🏽😘 and yes Trish I‘d fly to Liverpool! Love to see it! (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m dying to visit Liverpool too @BarbaraBB @TrishB 7mo
squirrelbrain Ooh ooh @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB - that would be so exciting! 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Cinfhen Right… it would be AWESOME @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain 7mo
BarbaraBB Let‘s really consider this! @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain @TrishB 7mo
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @TrishB @squirrelbrain when do you think your next meet up might be? Winter time or Spring? 7mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @TrishB - probably the same time next year, but we‘ll let you know once we‘ve decided. 😃 7mo
Cinfhen Ok - thanks @squirrelbrain for some reason I thought you guys meet twice a year 🤪 7mo
squirrelbrain Gladstone‘s is once a year @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @TrishB but of course we can do something else at a different time of year / different place if it suits you guys better. #litsymeetup in Amsterdam?! 😃 (edited) 7mo
TrishB Now you‘re talking Helen 😁 @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen you‘ll probably have a whole years notice to plan! 7mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @TrishB @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain - Helen…we‘ll let you and Trish discuss next week where & when our international meetup should take place! 7mo
Cinfhen Also, the shortlist is AWFUL! 7mo
squirrelbrain Yep, terrible! @cinfhen Although my guess at what would make the list (rather than what I liked) wasn‘t that bad! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @Squirrel super frustrated by the shortlist. And yes Helen, you and @trishb discuss it next week. Amsterdam is fine of course, you‘re very welcome but man, I‘d love to see Liverpool 😂 7mo
squirrelbrain Maybe a Northern England tour?! We could do Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and York. @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @TrishB 7mo
BarbaraBB Is that including Gladstone? It would be great to combine it all! 7mo
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB - we could include Gladstone‘s too! 7mo
quietlycuriouskate I've concluded I would much rather read the Squirrel Prize Shortlist than the Booker Prize one. 7mo
ClairesReads What did you think of the Shortlist in the end? 7mo
squirrelbrain @ClairesReads - I really didn‘t like it; mainly (4) my least favourite books! What did you think? 7mo
squirrelbrain Lol @quietlycuriouskate - maybe I should launch my own annual prize! 7mo
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Oxfam Shop - Liverpool | Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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On my way to Liverpool for a #bookshopcrawl with @TrishB and @Oryx (yes, because I haven‘t got enough books!)

Two Booker books for the train journey - All the Little Bird-Hearts on audio and Study for Obedience on Kindle.


LeahBergen Yay! Have a wonderful day! ❤️ 8mo
charl08 Photos of the book hauls please! 8mo
Hooked_on_books That sounds like fun! And, quite frankly, one can never have too many books. 😉 8mo
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TrishB See you soon 😁 I have no books in mind to buy so it‘s basically a free for all! 8mo
julesG Have fun! Wish I could join you. 8mo
Caroline2 Oh have fun! I just order bird-hearts (I had some Waterstones vouchers that were burning a hole in my pocket 😆) so wish I could join you all today. ❤️ 8mo
squirrelbrain It‘s not much more than a month to Gladstone‘s @julesG 😁 8mo
squirrelbrain It‘s very good so far @Caroline2 8mo
batsy Enjoy! Looking forward to the hauls 😁 8mo
youneverarrived Have a lovely day 😘 8mo
CarolynM Enjoy your day together 😘😘😘 8mo
DivineDiana What fun! ❤️ 8mo
Soubhiville Have fun! Can‘t wait to see your stacks! 8mo
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Meet Up!: Better Meetings Through Nudging | Martin J. Eppler, Sebastian Kernbach
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We‘re hosting a DMV Litsy meetup! 🎉 All Littens are invited.

If you plan to attend, please let us know so we can get a reservation.

And please share & spread the word!


wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 8mo
CatLass007 Sounds interesting. What‘s up with the Department of Motor Vehicles? Or does your DMV mean something else? 8mo
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We‘re hosting a DMV Litsy meetup! 🎉 All Littens are invited.

If you plan to attend, please let us know so we can get a reservation.

And please share & spread the word!

#litsymeetup #litsyevents

Bookwormjillk Count me in please! Things happen with my kids‘ sports this time of year but right now I‘m wide open. 8mo
Chrissyreadit @StaceGhost is this something you might be able to do? 8mo
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Susanita I‘ll be there! 8mo
Roary47 Awww that‘s my due date for my current bun in the oven. I‘ll try to make another one 🥰💛 8mo
wanderinglynn @Roary47 aw, an autumn baby! 🩷🍁 8mo
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(Summer salad- watermelon, green apple, lime juice, salt, mint, and cilantro. Oh my gosh so good!)

Book adjacent but not exactly book related. #Gladstonerds, any plans for retreats or meetups next year? Planning a trip to UK with @Eyelit and we are leaning to late summer, but not committed to dates yet. We will definitely be visiting Gladstone, London, Hye on Wye, and Edinburgh, potentially other stops. But wondering if any plans are in place?

Cinfhen That salad looks DELICIOUS 10mo
vonnie862 Ooh, I'll have to steal this! 10mo
squirrelbrain We are going to Gladstone‘s at the end of Sept this year, so likely to be similar next year. We can easily arrange a meet-up somewhere else though once you know when / where you‘ll be. A few of us met @Books_et_al in London last summer, we had our Little Life meet up earlier this year, and a few of us are doing Liverpool in August. If there are books and other Littens, we‘ll be there! 😁 10mo
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julesG What @squirrelbrain said. 10mo
AmyG Too funny. I just had watermelon with mint and it‘s wonderful. Thanks for this. 10mo
Hooked_on_books You should go to Wigtown in Scotland! That trip sounds awesome. 10mo
tpixie Yummy! Good luck with a #LitsyMeetUp! 10mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books thanks for the suggestion, it looks like a great trip addition! 10mo
Soubhiville @squirrelbrain @julesG When you all meet up, have you usually filled all the rooms? What‘s the average temperature in late September? 10mo
bnp Yum! Do you have a recipe? 10mo
Soubhiville @bnp no recipe, just chop up in any ratio you like. 🙂. My guess is I used about 1 1/2 cups of watermelon, an entire Granny Smith, and about a teaspoon each of mint and cilantro, juice of an entire small lime, and maybe 1/4 tsp of salt? I didn‘t actually measure anything. 10mo
squirrelbrain No, there will be rooms available. This year we got a special discount too, so if you can make it you should wait until after this year‘s retreat to book. Sept weather varies - it could be nice or quite autumnal. Just looked up average temps in F, and it‘s 48 to 62F. 10mo
CBee @squirrelbrain oh, that temperature would be like heaven for me right now 🥵🥵 10mo
Soubhiville Thanks @squirrelbrain ! We‘ll talk about it, but I suspect we may come a bit earlier. We both prefer warm weather 😁😆. But a meetup somewhere sometime is a must! 10mo
squirrelbrain No guarantee of warm weather at anytime in the UK! 😬 But completely understand and we‘ll definitely do a meet up somewhere. 10mo
squirrelbrain @CBee ugh, we complain about British weather but I couldn‘t live anywhere that got too hot. 10mo
Oryx As @squirrelbrain says, I'm sure we could definitely do a meet up somewhere - the UK isn't so big, so we'll make something work ♥️ 10mo
Gissy 🥗😋 10mo
CBee @squirrelbrain I think I‘d love British weather. The weather here (Alabama) is just AWFUL. I might as well just stay in an ice bath the whole summer 😂😂 (edited) 10mo
Tamra Oh that sounds like a wonderful salad and I‘m not even a huge fan of watermelon. 10mo
Librariana I'm just delighted by this entire exchange 😍🥰 Mostly because I'm nosey and want to vicariously live through those of you who are traveling to the UK 🇬🇧 and meeting up and doing all the bookish things. I'm with my Litsy sis @CBee on this - hot weather is yuck! 🤪 10mo
CBee @Librariana vicariously living through them over here too 😂😂 10mo
bnp @Soubhiville Thanks! I'll definitely be trying this after work one night this week. 10mo
Allylu @Soubhiville I just saw a TikTok salad like this only they used cucumber instead of apple - but both sound good to me and I‘m planning to do it this week, too! 10mo
Soubhiville @Allylu Cucumber sounds like a great idea as well, I‘ll have to try that. 😋 10mo
Soubhiville @Librariana @CBee We are in the minority with enjoying hot weather I think, though the 100+ days we had in TX last week are a bit much. This week is a bit better with low 90s, and it might sound crazy but that feels much nicer. Also, I wish you could join the trip! All Litsy folks unite! 🙂 10mo
CBee @Soubhiville I get that. The 100+ days were awful last week, plus we get the humidity soup 😳🥵 10mo
Librariana @Soubhiville I'm with @CBee - I totally understand the gratitude for days in the 90s when you've had to handle 100⁰+ weather! As a former Texan, I certainly remember those days, but boy, do I not miss them! I've gotten so acclimated to PNW temperatures! Anything over 80⁰ and I'm a miserable gal 🙃 10mo
Librariana @Soubhiville I also so appreciate your kind sentiment and being so inclusive, wishing we could join you in the 🇬🇧, but I know/hope the day will come in the future when I can adventure over yonder 😁 10mo
rockpools How exciting! Keep us posted 😊 10mo
tpixie @Soubhiville looks delicious and divine 😍 7mo
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I‘m stealing Cuilin‘s photo from her post. We had a wonderful #litsymeetup yesterday in Woodstock, Vermont, midway between the two of us. The 5 hours blew by as we talked of Ireland, family, and books, books, books. So fun meeting you, Cuilin.

BarbaraBB How wonderful that you two met up!! 💛 10mo
BarbaraBB Oh and I see it is your birthday! Make the most of it dear friend 🎈 10mo
Cuilin I couldn‘t believe it was 5 hours! Such fun. 10mo
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Suet624 @BarbaraBB @Cuilin Thanks so much - while my birthday is today my best present was being able to share the joy of books with Cuilin yesterday. And I sure do wish you and I lived close enough to visit with each other. 10mo
vivastory Happy Birthday, Sue! 10mo
TiredLibrarian Nice way to celebrate! Happy birthday @Suet624 🎉 10mo
DivineDiana What a wonderful birthday! 🥳 10mo
Tamra 😃 So envious, what a wonderful outing! 10mo
Suet624 @vivastory Thanks Scott! It's been a day of nourishing rain and fun reading. And cake. :) 10mo
Suet624 @TiredLibrarian Thank you so much! 10mo
Suet624 @Tamra I love these rare events where I get to meet Litsy buddies. I wish we could meet more of the folks we connect with here. 10mo
squirrelbrain Oh, how wonderful that you had a meet-up! 10mo
batsy Happy birthday Sue! How wonderful that you had this meet up ❤️ 10mo
Reggie Happy Birthday, Sue! I‘m so happy ya‘ll had a good time. 10mo
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Hubby and I spent a wonderful couple of hours in Cologne with @CoffeeAndABook Thanks, Chrissy, for the conversation, the mini-tour (especially the beautiful music in such a special setting), and a delicious German lunch. Littens are the best! In less than a minute, it was as if we‘d known each other for years. 😘

AmyG Oh wow! How wonderful! 10mo
CoffeeAndABook Hey Lynn, it was my pleasure absolutely 😊 what a fun afternoon, so interesting & so good to meet you and your husband. Can‘t wait to get started on the book you so thoughtfully brought me. Littens ARE the best 🙌🏼 have a wonderful time on your Rhine river cruise, I‘ll wave to you if I see you passing tonight 🌅 10mo
Reggie Wow there were a lot of Littens meeting up this week. This is awesome! 10mo
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