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I didnt find any Baby Sitters Club books but i did find these throwbacks!

Clwojick 😂😂😂 I have some Baby sitters club in my collection. (edited) 10mo
glitterkitty459 Unicorn chronicles! ❤️❤️🦄 10mo
bookish_wookish Im hoping i come across more! @glitterkitty459 10mo
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bookish_wookish Im trying to rebuild my collection! 🙌🏼 @Clwojick 10mo
Clwojick I always find mine at thrift stores. Last year when I cohosted the #ThrowbackReadathon I made a huge list of my favourite books as a child/preteen and started looking for them at thrift stores. I‘ve continued collecting them since then 10mo
bookish_wookish Ive been doing the same thing! @Clwojick 10mo
JoScho Total score!!! 10mo
kellyreads I used to love those Girl Talk books! And Babysitters Club. My favorite was Sweet Valley High.❤ 9mo
bookish_wookish Yes! I loved SVH too! I used to watch the show, i think it was on Saturday afternoons! @kellyreads 9mo
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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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The 10 books that made their way home with me today. I was thrilled to find some newer ones on the shelf, but I was easily the most excited to finally have my own copy of one of my childhood favourites, The Phantom Tollbooth. I reread it for the #ThrowbackReadathon I cohosted with @monalyisha and I loved it just as much as I had as a child. This was SUCH a great day!♥️

Now to go peel off those darn stickers 😤

rretzler I loved The Phantom Tollbooth! I remember it being a class read in 4th grade. I then didn‘t read it for another 30+ years until I read it to my sons. I‘m probably due for a reread! 10mo
Kamisha Phantom Tollbooth will always be one of my favorites! ❤️ 10mo
monalyisha I *still* haven‘t read anything by Backman! 🙈 10mo
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TheRomantiCate The Phantom Tollbooth legit changed my life... it‘s absolutely incredible!! The copy I currently have is my brother‘s copy that I stole 😜 my siblings and I loved this book so much that we used to act it out all the time... even my sister, who was a toddler at the time loved to “play Phantom Tollbooth” 🤩🤩🤩 glad to find others that love it too ❤️ 10mo
Clwojick @TheRomantiCate ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
RadicalReader @Clwojick a wonderful book I highly enjoyed and strongly recommend is 10mo
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High Fidelity | Nick Hornby
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Not to toot my own horn but I just came up with a radical idea for a swap. It almost makes me want to host another one. Um, almost. 🙈

Am I crazy or would a music-themed #mixedtapeswap be SO fun? Matches could be made considering taste in both books & music. Littens could specify which format(s) they‘d accept their mixes in (playlists, CDs, cassette tapes). Books could involve music *or* Littens could create a soundtrack for a particular title!

monalyisha @jerdencon I think I remember you asking for swap inspiration! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Interesting! 13mo
kyraleseberg I haven't done a swap before but wouldn't hesitate to sign up for this brilliant idea!! 13mo
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Exbrarian I like it. 13mo
RainyDayReading I would so take part in a swap like this! Combines my two loves, books and music. 13mo
Soubhiville That sounds really fun! 13mo
Chrissyreadit OMGoddess!!! Yes!!!! Please consider, have a not responsible for... consult the “list” of swap offenders...limit your sign up if necessary.... etc etc.... 13mo
LauraBeth I love the creativity of this! 13mo
LibrarianRyan I‘d do it. 13mo
LapReader I‘m in. 13mo
Jerdencon @monalyisha sounds fun! Want a partner to do it?? 😂 13mo
monalyisha @Jerdencon Hmm...if no one else takes up the mantle, I may be willing to host in late Spring/Summer. But I‘m hoping someone else will volunteer. I‘m totally cool with doing the work of collecting info & matching people, but dealing with the fallout of those who never sent/received gifts, or didn‘t post upon opening, etc. was SUPER stressful. I‘m too much of a people-pleaser & ended up spending a lot of extra money (which I honestly can‘t afford). 13mo
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha have you connected to see how others handle poor swap participants? @Avanders @BookishMarginalia I‘m curious too as I prep my matches and swap. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan have you had to work through painful swap stuff? 13mo
BookishMarginalia @Chrissyreadit I‘m fortunate that 99% of Littens that sign up for my swaps follow my rather strict guidelines carefully. Problems are usually solved fairly easily with the rest, with a handful of missing packages (in over 1,000 matches) being replaced by lovely and generous angel Littens. I think when people sign up for my swaps they understand it‘s a commitment. Since I‘m well-known, I tend not to have any issues with people “forgetting.” 13mo
monalyisha @ChrissyReadIt I have. @Avanders was super helpful when I hosted. I just get too personally invested & would rather leave it to less sensitive/more practical folk. 🤷‍♀️ I do agree that the majority of participants are beautiful souls! Hosting just isn‘t for me. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @BookishMarginalia thanks! @monalyisha had an amazing swap, with some frustration- I‘m bummed that she was burned, and I‘m hoping to learn so I can minimize problems ahead of time. 13mo
monalyisha @Chrissyreadit You got this. 💪🙌 13mo
RadicalReader @monalyisha I love your bio so accurate of book in my hand coffee in an IV!! Except mine would be sweet tea 13mo
sprainedbrain Oh this sounds like a fantastic idea and I would love to participate! I‘m sorry... didn‘t realize there were issues with Witch Please. You were an awesome host. 13mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain It‘s okay! The issues were minimal; overall, it was very successful! Just not a responsibility I‘m eager to take on again. My husband made me promise I wouldn‘t, lol. I was pretty overwhelmed. 😆 I need everything to be perfect. Anything less than perfection is a travesty. I‘m working on it. 😉 13mo
monalyisha @RadicalReader Thanks! I took inspiration from Lorelai Gilmore. 💁‍♀️ 13mo
sprainedbrain @monalyisha I completely understand... I‘ve cohosted exactly one swap, and it was very stressful, and I think @mabell felt the same. We had a good result in the end, but gosh, I‘m not in any big hurry to do it again. 😂 13mo
Biverson12 I think this is a great idea! I‘ve never participated in a swap before, but I often listen to music when I read so I‘d be super excited to put together a book and music for someone! 13mo
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit yes. I always have my list checked by the people who maintain the bad swapper list. And personally I keep a list of bad hosts to make sure I never participate in one of their swaps again. I have been fortunate that my swaps have been small and had 100% participation. But I‘m always ready to replace a package if need be, and I send out frequent check up emails. I‘m anal and I know it. 13mo
LibrarianRyan To be honest I had a worse time with a traveling book. I was supposed to have my book back six months ago. But it has not even made it to the half way point because it got stuck. It‘s still stuck even though the Litten has told me at least 3 different times that it was sent. And that was way more work. Way more. 13mo
monalyisha @LibrarianRyan I think my biggest issues were trying to be inclusive with international swappers (it‘s tricky), & feeling like I had to make up for disappointments (no matter how big or small — both fiscally & emotionally). I didn‘t have a lot of participants who failed to meet their commitments, but it was more than I could realistically afford. There were (GENEROUS!) volunteers who stepped in but I tried to handle too many cases on my own. (edited) 13mo
monalyisha None of this is making a great case for someone taking my #mixtapeswap idea over. 😅 13mo
LibrarianRyan @monalyisha I totally get that and don‘t knock anyone for that at all. I have helped send replacement packages for other swaps more than once. But I have the advantage of lots of galleys that I can use to help stuff and I keep a constant stack of “stuff” that looks fun for library giveaways. Otherwise I would be screwed. 13mo
monalyisha @LibrarianRyan That‘s handy! It‘s definitely a big job & all our repeat hosts are FREAKING AMAZING humans. 💖 13mo
LibrarianRyan @monalyisha that I agree with. My biggest was 36 people. 7 international. I don‘t know how the host with 400 do it. Yikes!!!! 13mo
monalyisha @LibrarianRyan I had close to 100 people sign up. I was thrilled. There are definite rewarding moments when hosting, for sure. I think reading events (swaps, buddy reads, giveaways, pen pals, etc) are a thing that the Litsy community does really well. I LOVED hosting #freakyfriday & the #throwbackreadathon, & #newyearwhodis is going smashingly already this month! I think I just get nervous when money‘s involved & I‘m spearheading. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha your ideas are freakin‘ awesome. I bet you could match people individually for this the way you did newyearwhodis- and then they could decide if they want a virtual playlist or to exchange info for their own swap- then it‘s completely not your responsibility..... I love when authors have playlists with their books. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan I loved your swap too! I was nervous, by the theme but now am so excited it will happen again. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain @mabell you had an amazing swap too! I‘m so grateful, because to be honest it was joining swaps that helped me feel connected to the reading community on Litsy- more than anything else. I only have a couple reading friends nearby and I love how this has filled a gap. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha you can also disregard - I probably come off far pushier than I intend- but I do love your ideas 😘 13mo
mabell @sprainedbrain You can say that again! I would delicately call it a “learning experience.” 😂 But it was fun, and appeared to be a success! (Primarily because you were the co-host!) I‘m so glad you enjoyed it @Chrissyreadit ! 13mo
monalyisha @mabell I like your way of looking at/wording things. 😉 Delicate, indeed. 13mo
Avanders @sprainedbrain @monalyisha @mabell @Chrissyreadit @BookishMarginalia @LibrarianRyan I agree with what everyone's saying 🤗 hosting swaps is fun and exhilarating and wonderful ... about 95%. And then there are the few issues, and they require attention and it can be frustrating. But there are always angel littens willing to step up. *And* we're all grateful that people keep hosting bc swaps also great fun to participate in!! ♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
Chrissyreadit Yes at the end of the day, it is because of participation that Litsy is the community we love- and sometimes these days I have a difficult time liking people- these swaps have consistently been fun reprieves from serious day to Day. I am grateful that instead of burning out from Litsy you recognize how to handle it. ❤️💕❤️💕 @Avanders @sprainedbrain @monalyisha @mabell @BookishMarginalia @LibrarianRyan 13mo
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Entering the #LilNuggiveAway hosted by @monalyisha with my novella recommendation of I‘JAAM: An Iraqi Rhapsody. This is powerful, quite funny at times, immensely heartbreaking and full of dread. The setup and delivery of the story-telling is totally captivating. Highly recommended.

monalyisha I‘ve never heard of this one! Excited to look into it. Thanks for your recommendation & for entering! 🤗 2y
BkClubCare @monalyisha - I read it years ago and remember my being so enthralled. I think of it every time a novella discussion pops up. And now I‘ll have to pay attention on how you increase Litfluence - I can‘t seem to get mine over 10k 2y
monalyisha @BkClubCare I‘ve hosted a couple of events (the #throwbackreadathon & #freakyfriday. I‘m sure that‘s a big part of it). Good luck! 2y
BkClubCare @monalyisha - ah. Yes, I can see how that would help! Thx 2y
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First off, thanks for this awesome #giveaway @melyndarae and congrats on #3K👏👏👏
If you would have asked me 2 days ago, my favorite trilogy would have been The Hunger Games. Hands down! THEN I remembered these amazing books and how much I loved them! R.L. Stine never goes out of style 👍 I couldn't pick between the two so I added them both, but...gun to my head...cheerleaders probably would be the better trilogy 🤗

CareBear Oh my gosh, that bottom series!!! I totally forgot about them and then I saw your photo and I remember alllll about it! Thanks for the nostalgia 💕 2y
JoScho I loved Fear Street so much! 2y
TheKidUpstairs I was just going to comment with the same thing that @CareBear said! Thanks for the memories. 2y
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FantasyChick Growing up I swear I owned all his books! I can't believe I sort of forgot about these 😑 I might have to find these again someday and relive it all! @TheKidUpstairs @JoScho @CareBear Nothing like a little blast from the past 😊 2y
CareBear I don‘t remember who hosted the #throwbackreadathon but these make me want to participate in the next one! 2y
FantasyChick @CareBear I believe that was @Clwojick And yes!!! A #throwback is definitely needed 👍👍 2y
CareBear @FantasyChick thanks! I should have known... @Clwojick is always involved in my favorite readathons! 💜 2y
Clwojick @FantasyChick @CareBear woot woot! You know it 😉 2y
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Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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Ramona and beezus was my favorite movie also.
Kinda wanna rebuy the book since it got ruined and lost it, its such a good book!!! 😍😍💖
I love collecting books I loved as a kid
Anyone else do the same thing??? :)

Clwojick I starting a small collection for when we did the #ThrowbackReadathon last month, and I‘ve kind of just kept collecting. Lol 2y
Ash11hope @Clwojick how Awesome!!! Aha 😄 2y
Alfoster Yes! Read this to one of my granddaughters! So much fun!😍 2y
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Ash11hope @Alfoster How Awesome!!! 😄💖 2y
readinginthedark I never saw the movie, but I loved this book series! 2y
Ash11hope @readinginthedark The movie was pretty cool honestly, haven't seen it in years but might try to get a DVD, and I agree, the books are pretty Awesome too 😄💖 2y
vkois88 I have several of the books from when I was a child (most of them were kept in storage... and what wasn't, I have been slowly trying to replace) that are shelved for my daughter when she's older. Plus some picture books that we read now. 2y
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Statistics For Dummies | Deborah J. Rumsey
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I read my first ever graphic novels this month and enjoyed them. I also participated in #Litsypartyofone, #ThrowbackReadathon, #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon, and #24in48 #Januarystats

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January 2018 Reading Stats. 💙

11 Physical Novels
17 Picture Books
23 Audiobooks (129 hours and 41 minutes)
73 Graphic Novels
124 Total Books

15/60 Books Read for #MountTBR Challenge

3 Events ( #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon #ThrowbackReadathon and #24in48 )

1 Amazing Month of Reading ♥️

#bulletjournal #bujo #readingchallenges #stats #readingstats #januaryreads #my2018

AndreaReads Awesome page (and stats)! 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
MissAimz_55 Congrats and love it! I bullet journal too and this is a great idea! 2y
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DrexEdit Amazing! 👏👏👏🎉🎉 2y
JackOBotts Wow! Awesome spread! 2y
Valink 23 Audiobooks?!?! Tell me your secrets! I‘m barely able to get one in a month & I‘m trying to think of times I can squeeze some listening time in. 2y
Clwojick @Valink well, first of all I almost always listen to them on 2x speed. And secondly, I often have troubles sleeping, so some nights I‘ll finish a whole audiobook simply because I can‘t fall alseep. I also have my headphones in while cleaning, cooking, and commuting to and from work, and also at the gym. ♥️ basically whenever I can lol 2y
readingwinds I have a rule of no cooking/baking while audiobook listening. But 23 is impressive. Your numbers and bujo spread are impressive. 2y
Q84 Congratulations! That is amazing! The journal entry is beautifully done as well. 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏👏 2y
DivaDiane Are there even that many waking hours in a month?!? Amazing! Clearly I have to step up my game. 😳 2y
DivineDiana Definitely amazing! 2y
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The second page of my January #ReadingStats !! It‘s been a beautiful month of reading for me.♥️

#MakingLists #BulletJournal #Bujo #BooksIveRead #my2018 #stats

Eggs 👍🏻💕 2y
Andrew65 Do you ever read, sleep, or come to that do anything but read? Totally brilliant! 🙌🙌🙌🙌 2y
Clwojick @Andrew65 ahahahha! I have had a hard time sleeping lol. And I might‘ve avoided making plans out in the real world this month, because I was so stoaked for the #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon and the #ThrowbackReadathon 😂💙♥️ (edited) 2y
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