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Aloisi_tribe

Joined September 2016

One person‘s craziness is another person‘s reality. -Tim Burton
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Slade House by David Mitchell
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After a day of errands and unpacking and cleaning to prep for part of my family arriving tomorrow, I‘m settling down in my window seat to read some Meg Gardiner. 💜💜💜

Crazeedi Enjoy the time with your family!! 1mo
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Here‘s my new #litsyneighborhood. I‘ve only been here a week but the street is so quiet and the neighbors I have met so far are very friendly.

@MrBook

MrBook You moved too! 🤗🤗🤗 Looks And sounds like a great new area! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
SaturnDoo Quiet is good ❤ 1mo
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Fish Stick Fridays | Rhys Ford
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1. Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Just bought the Kindle edition this morning so I can reread it (and because it was only $1.99 as a daily deal)
2. Grey
3. World of Dance season 3. 💜💜 that show
4. Unicorns 🦄

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Thursdays at Coconuts | Beth Carter
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1. The Corset by Laura Purcell
2. And Every Word is True. ⭐️ Lousy. Written to make money off of a dead man. 👎🏻
3. Blake Crouch‘s new book. Stephen King‘s latest due out in September.
4. Nope, too many life changes. I read when I can and purely for relaxation.

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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1. I got the keys to our new house!
2. Either “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” or “The Virgin Suicides”
3. Cleveland Cavs
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I didn‘t read it for a class but it‘s still one of my all-time favorites

#humpdaypost @MinDea @DebbieGrillo

Crazeedi Number four, 😬😊 1mo
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First day in our new house! Our furniture (and the rest of my family) are still in Texas so I‘m spending the day reading in my bay window seat in between cleaning and organizing the few things I brought with me.

BookishTrish Welcome home! 2mo
Soubhiville Awesome! Congratulations! 2mo
JoScho Congrats! 2mo
Tamra Enjoy!! 2mo
Kdgordon88 A quiet house is one of life‘s great pleasures. Enjoy! 2mo
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The Corset | Laura Purcell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book was excellent! Almost as good as The Silent Companions. It reminds me of Sarah Waters‘ Affinity but I liked it so much more. The ending was very satisfying. @Lisas.Library make sure you buy this sooner rather than later, especially if you liked The Silent Companions.

Lisas.Library Done! $12.47 on amazon!! 😊📚 2mo
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Great Catsby | Kathi Daley
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@cassiopia I‘m sorry for your loss. Here‘s a picture of my grandcats. 💕

cassiopia They are so adorable. Thank you. 2mo
rretzler 😻 2mo
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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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1. Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken and The Five by Hallie Rubenhold.
2. 🤦‍♀️
3. ⭐️😕👍

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I‘m about halfway through Bowlaway but I got this last night and HAD to start it today. Has anyone else picked this up yet?

bookseller_cate I‘m reading this right now, though more slowly that you, it seems. I‘m still on Polly‘s story. 😊📚 3mo
Librarybelle I loved it! I enjoyed her writing style and writing about each woman. 3mo
Aloisi_tribe @bookseller_cate I‘m also still on Polly‘s story. A nap this afternoon cut into my reading time. 😁 3mo
Aloisi_tribe @Librarybelle Her writing style is terrific! I may have to find her other books after I finish this one. 3mo
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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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I‘m about 25% through this and loving it. I forgot what a wonderful writer McCracken is. This makes me want to read everything else she‘s written even though I‘ve read them before.

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The Devils You Know | M. C. Atwood
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Entertaining read. The characters were typical high school stereotypes that come together to beat a demon house.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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The fourth book in the Wayward Children series and my favorite one so far. I love the different worlds McGuire creates and the endless possibilities for this series. She‘s been prolific with this series but I need her to write them even faster.

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I went online to find out the NYT bestseller for the week that I was born only to find out there wasn‘t one. 😕

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This Is Our House | Michael Rosen
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I got zero hours of reading done this weekend for #24B4Monday because I was too busy buying a house! I‘m already planning where I‘m going to put all my bookshelves. 😍

Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
JoScho Congrats!!! 4mo
Slajaunie Fine! Congratulations!!!🍾 4mo
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olivia.ferz Congratulations!!! 4mo
wordzie 🙌 4mo
tammy_sue Congratulations! How exciting!! 💖 4mo
mabell Congrats! 🎉 4mo
Wife How lovely! Congratulations 🌹 4mo
Stacy_31 Congrats!!! 4mo
Tamra Fun! 4mo
Stacypatrice It‘s beautiful! 4mo
mellissimo Congratulation! It looks so cozy 🤗 4mo
Bklover Woohoo!! Congratulations! 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
I finished this book last night. Andrew and Eric and their daughter, Wen, go to Vermont to spend a week unplugged from life but their vacation is interrupted when four strangers show up with homemade weapons. It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read a book that pulled me in like this one and had me thinking about the story and the characters when I wasn‘t reading. The ending fell flat for me, otherwise it would have been a four star book.

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Sundays at Tiffany's | James Patterson
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1. The Cabin at the End of the World and My Brilliant Friend
2. Captain Marvel - I‘m not usually one for superhero movies but it was really good!
3. A giant mug of chai latte or hot apple cider

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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1. Friday
2. The Beatles
3. Work then dinner with an old friend from high school
4. In Cold Blood was the last one I‘ve finished. Currently reading the tagged book and Paul Tremblay‘s Cabin at the End of the World.

#premondayvibes @pepsicola

pepsicola Thanks for playing! 4mo
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This book was recommended by Anne Bogel and Annie Smith on their podcasts. The Ensemble is the story of a string quartet, its four members, and their families. It‘s a book about families you‘re born into and families you choose. For those that like plot and action, this book isn‘t for you. But if you like in-depth character studies and addictive writing, this might be right up your alley.

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Mehso-so

I listened to In Cold Blood on audio as it‘s been at least a decade since I‘ve read the book. While the accuracy of Capote‘s book has been called into question, In Cold Blood is still a masterwork. McAvoy‘s book, on the other hand, was disjointed and spent a good deal of the narrative reiterating the same two or three points from Harold Nye‘s notebooks. Skip McAvoy, read Capote.
In Cold Blood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
And Every Word is True ⭐️⭐️1/2

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amber is in a coma but able to hear conversations around her. The book goes back and forth in time as Amber tries to remember what happened to her and who did it. Lots of twists and turns. It would have been five stars but the ending left me confused and not in a good way. It reminded me a lot of Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson which I enjoyed more.

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Valentines | Olaf Olafsson
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My Valentine‘s Day consists of a blind date with a book and a job interview. What about you?

AmyG Good luck! 5mo
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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1. I love the cover of Tangerine
2. Valentine plans? A job interview!
3. Orange
4. @kaye ?? I don‘t remember. Bruce maybe?
5. 👋 Hidey ho, Littens!
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Kaye Brian. ( question 4 ) (edited) 5mo
Kaye Fingers, toes, eyes, legs and arms crossed for your interview. I can‘t cross any more parts. 5mo
CouronneDhiver No love for orange today... 😉🧡 5mo
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Cake Day | Ellen Mayer
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Happy cake day to my mom @kaye ! What kind of cake did you get? Eat a big old piece for me.

Kaye I didn‘t buy one yet. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I‘ll post a picture after I get it. With a fork. Next year you‘ll be here to share it with me. 💕 (edited) 6mo
Soubhiville Aw, I didn‘t know you two were related! Happy Birthday @kaye ! 6mo
Kaye @Soubhiville Yep, she‘s my only daughter . Has lived in far locations her entire adult life, but plans to move back here this summer. 💕. Thank you for the birthday wishes. 💖 6mo
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Aloisi_tribe @kaye We‘ll have to see if we can get Elisabeth to come up too. Then you could share your cake with your birthday twin. 6mo
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ Happy Birthday, @kaye !!! You are such an amazing person and Litsy would not be Litsy without you!!! 6mo
Kaye Yep 👍🏼. Sounds like a plan. One of these years maybe she can come up. Tell her she doesn‘t have to make our cake. I‘ll buy one. With LOTS of frosting. @Aloisi_tribe 6mo
Kaye Thank you @hermyknee That‘s so nice of you 💖 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday @kaye 🎉🎊🎈😘 I didn‘t know you were @Aloisi_tribe mother!! How did I not know that?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 6mo
JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t know that either! How cool! 6mo
Kaye I try not to play favorites in here 😊. Yep, my only daughter and HER daughter, my first granddaughter was born on my 40th birthday , so she‘s 21 today ! Gosh ! I thought I was only 28 or so.......how‘d THAT happen ? 6mo
Wife Happy Birthday Julie! 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 6mo
Wife @kelican17 Look! Mother and Daughter Littens! Just like us🥰 6mo
Kelican17 @Wife i feel like you are already thinking up a new hashtag for this 🤔🤗 6mo
Kelican17 Happy Birthday!!🎉🎈🎂 6mo
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Cake Cake Cake Pie | Sally Kahler Phillips
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Book: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Movie: Matilda
Song: McArthur Park

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 6mo
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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This book was meh. I‘m a fan of Ahlborn but I could definitely tell this was one of her earlier books. The writing wasn‘t as good and I couldn‘t get invested in the characters. I also didn‘t like the random chapters where she would jump to the story of another person mostly unrelated to the main story. I understand what she was trying to do but it just didn‘t work for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reading this brought my #24in48 total to 8 hrs 20 min.

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I‘ve spent the last two weekends updating my Libib libraries. I need to not buy any more books. Is there a Mt TBR that‘s bigger than Kilimanjaro?

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Took an #audiowalk this afternoon. It‘s overcast here but we‘re sitting at a breezy 59 degrees. We will be moving from here in a little over 4 months so I‘ve decided I need to get out and take advantage of the wonderful winter weather that we definitely won‘t have in Ohio. Plus I was able to add another hour to my #24in48 readathon, bringing my total time to 6 hours 40 minutes so far.

Reviewsbylola Where are you currently? I‘m in Ohio (Columbus) and it‘s a high of 31 today, which is way warmer than it has been. 😕 6mo
Kaye Neat pictures. Good walk time and readathon time. 6mo
Wife 🌹 6mo
Aloisi_tribe @Reviewsbylola I currently live outside of San Antonio, TX. My husband is in the military but we are retiring and moving back home to northeast Ohio later this spring. 6mo
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Didn‘t sleep well last night so I was able to get 5 1/2 of my 24 hours for #24in48. Going to pick up groceries then back home to rest and hopefully add more hours.

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@SailorMoon #thursdayquotes

While not necessarily from a book (although Parker was a gifted essayist, poet and playwright), my favorite quote EVER is:

You can lead a horticulture but you can‘t make her think. - Dorothy Parker

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 🥰 I'll look her poetry up, I must admit I don't know her work! Thanks for introducing me to something new! 6mo
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JoScho So many fun things! 6mo
whippoorwill815 Being an extra on Lost is just about the coolest thing I‘ve ever heard. Oh how I loved Lost! Stephen King is my favorite author also! 6mo
Crazeedi Such a great list, and thank you for your service! 6mo
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Kaye # 18. Do you want me to mail the crate full of romance books to your house or wait to give them to you when you hit Ohio ? 😁 6mo
Aloisi_tribe @kaye You can keep them up there. I‘m sure you‘ll need something to keep you busy until the weather warms up again. 😂 6mo
Kaye I‘d rather strip nekked and lay out in the snow til it melts. 6mo
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1. Historical fiction/mysteries
2. Heights
3. Either a princess 👑 or a dentist 🦷
4. 70 today, 48 tomorrow. Hello, cold front!
5. Hey-o, Littens! 👋

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This memoir about a polygamist family was heart wrenching. It took me a long time to read because I kept stopping to read something lighter. But I would find myself thinking about Ruthie and wondering what happened next. There are awful, horrible things that happen in this book and just when you think it has reached the lowest point possible for this family, something even more awful and horrible comes along. Not for the faint of heart.

Kaye NF 🌟 6mo
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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I‘ve been put in charge of adult and teen programming at my library. I‘m thinking of doing a reading challenge for each group as a passive program. Question 1: what types of items would be good to include on either an adult or teen challenge list? Question 2: I‘m considering doing a raffle for each group for those that finish the challenge. What sort of prize would be cool for each group?

Tamra #1 Author of color #2 Gift card 7mo
Tamra #2 is hard since I don‘t have teens yet! 7mo
Aloisi_tribe @Tamra thanks for answering! An author of color would be a good one. 7mo
Reecaspieces You could do a classic, an audible book, an author from another country, a book from translation. Then you could do books from different time periods. Or books set in different countries. As for gifts, bookish socks, bookish scarf, candle, hot chocolate and a mug, coffee mug, extra length on a return. Or a free pass if a book is overdue. Or they could be first in line for a new book out that has a long hold. 7mo
LazyDays A travel theme! 7mo
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Finished this book while waiting for my daughter to finish a basketball game. This book is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, one of the best books I‘ve read this year. I don‘t want to say too much and give away the story for those that haven‘t read it yet just—READ IT.

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W Is for Whataburger | Whataburger Restaurants LLC
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Book: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Author: Sarah Waters
TV Show: The West Wing
Food: waffles

#manicmonday #letterW @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 7mo
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My reading spot for the morning as I wait for my husband and oldest son to perform in the San Antonio TubaChristmas. I‘m about 1/3 of the way through Eleanor Oliphant and it may be my favorite book of the year.

Kaye Look at that bright blue sky and flowers. Wow. I read Eleanor this year and really liked it. Try Britt Marie if you like Eleanor. It takes a bit of time to get into it but it‘s very good. 7mo
Eggs Love SA riverwalk ♥️ 7mo
Soubhiville I liked Eleanor and Britt-Marie @kaye! 7mo
Kaye @Soubhiville Yea I was trying to remember more about Eleanor while reading Britt so I could compare their lives but too big a gap between the 2. 7mo
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My latest project at work. Does anyone know of a job where I can just decorate doors full time?

Zelma It looks great! I would hire you if I could! 7mo
tpixie Love it!! 🎄❄️🎄 7mo
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 7mo
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Book: The Virgin Suicides
Author: Sarah Vowell (especially her audiobooks)
TV show: Veronica Mars
Food: vanilla milkshake

#manicmonday #letterV @JoScho

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
gradcat I was torn between your answers to 1, 2, & 3, plus I love vanilla shakes! 7mo
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U is for Unicorn | Eileen Campbell
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Book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Author: 🤷‍♀️
TV show: Under the Dome
Food: ube ice cream (not really but it‘s possibly the only food I‘ve eaten that starts with U)

#manicmonday #letterU @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕😊 7mo
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We‘re working on decorating the library for Christmas and I came up with the idea of making staff stockings. Each staff member decorated their own stocking. This is mine. A Christmas Story is my very favorite holiday movie.

Tamra Cute idea! 8mo
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T Is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story | Tanya Lee Stone, Gerald Kelley
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Book: The Talented Mr Ripley
Author: Tana French
TV show: That 70‘s Show
Food: tacos 🌮

#manicmonday #letterT @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
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Crochet | DK
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My latest crochet project. I haven‘t crocheted in years and decided to pick it up again as a way to relax in the evenings after work. Bonus: I‘ve found that I can concentrate on audiobooks much better while I‘m crocheting than during any other activity.

Bookzombie I love the colors! 8mo
Avanders Beautiful! 8mo
Kaye Pretty ! I like the colors. 8mo
Tamra Yes to the colors! 8mo
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S Is for Super Hero | Clarissa Wong
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Book: Secret of the White Rose by Stefanie Pintoff
Author: Stephen King
TV show: Sherlock
Food: salmon

#manicmonday #letterS @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 8mo
Sharpeipup ❤️Sherlock! They need to film more... 8mo
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R is for Rocket | Ray Bradbury
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Book: The Ritual by Adam Nevill
Author: Ruth Randell
Movie: Return to Oz
Food: red velvet cake 🎂

#manicmonday #letterR @JoScho

JoScho 💖💖💖 8mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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1. My youngest daughter got her acceptance letter from Kent State University yesterday! It‘s her second choice school.
2. Having Thanksgiving at home
3. Turkey! And gravy! And mashed potatoes! And all the foods!
4. My tennis shoes
5. Nine people spend ten days at a wellness spa. I‘m only about 50 pages into it but so far it‘s a 👍

#humpdaypost @MinDea

Amiable Congratulations to your daughter! It's such an exciting time. My youngest son just graduated from college this past May, so we remember those days of waiting for the acceptance letters well! 8mo
Aloisi_tribe @Amiable Thanks! She‘s our third that will be in college but this time doesn‘t get any less nerve-wracking. She‘s still anxiously waiting to hear from her first choice, Ohio State. 8mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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This week, I am so very thankful that my kids are off school for the whole week which means a week where I can come home in the evenings and not have to run to another event or play taxi. It‘s given me the chance to listen to the audiobook of Bird Box. Holy cow! I read the book when it first came out but I can honestly say that this is the first audiobook that I‘ve liked much more than the physical book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Colors (Colores) | Eric Carle
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1. Main color of the book I‘m reading: white
2. Ereader cover color: dark brown
3. Favorite flower color: yellow
4. Current bookmark color: pink
5. Nonbook items on my shelves: lots of colors, the main ones are green and blue
6. Colorful title: Black Hills by Dan Simmons
7. Colorful author: William Golding

#colorfulworld @Kaye

Kaye Good job 👍🏼 Thanks for playing. 8mo
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Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in South Texas with a high of 75 so of course I spent it inside organizing. I sorted and alphabetized all my books by author then culled and organized my craft supplies. I forgot how much yarn I have! Today is rainy, windy, and 25 degrees colder so it will be a day of audiobooks and crocheting. Luckily my library hold of 11/22/63 came in.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I had two Audible credits and after seeing the hold lines for these two books from my library (57 people for Bird Box, 124 for Becoming), I decided to buy them instead of wait.

Reviewsbylola BB is so good!! 8mo
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