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Austink1

Joined December 2017

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront
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It‘s been a little while since I have been to Solvang. It was fun showing the kids this cute little town today. #roadtrip #lastdaysbeforeschoolatarts #familytime

IamIamIam I feel like I remember Solvang from His Dark Materials... I could be wrong but that looks like a lovely bookstore!!! 4mo
rather_be_reading I LOVEEEE Solvang!! 4mo
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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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A little summer fun #happykidsmakeahappymom 😀❤️🏊‍♀️☀️😎

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Someone is distracting me with handstands. #boysgymnastics

Erofan 👍 6mo
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Teacher, Teacher! | Jack Sheffield
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My daughter got a new sign for her pretend classroom and this is the first message she wrote! ❤️❤️ #Thebookwasbetter

TaciturnWhenReading From the pretend classroom to the message itself, sounds JUST like my daughter! 😂 8mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Waiting in line at the DMV. We are camped out here and the line just keeps growing with 1 hour and 15 minutes to go before it even opens. At least I have a good book to keep me company. #dmvlines #funsaturdaymorning

TheLibrarian Holy crap! That‘s insane. Hopefully you get in and out. 8mo
Slajaunie Come over here. We have one that never has anyone in it. I have never been more than 10 minutes. 8mo
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Road tripping with a new book and a Starbucks drink. The only way to go. #bookworm #justlikeme

Pricel101 This warms my heart! 🧡📖 8mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Here we go! 2019 Northern California Braille Challenge. #Brailleisbeautiful #Braille #literacyforall #I❤️Braille This is my 17 year old super smart and super brave daughter. Wish her luck! She finished tagged book last night.

RavenLovelyReads Best of luck to her! Please keep us posted on how she does 🤓 9mo
mabell Good luck to your daughter! 9mo
Reggie Good Luck!!!!🍀 9mo
Austink1 @RavenLovelyReads Thank you! She got 3rd place in the varsity (highest) division. I love seeing all of these smart and happy blind kids and all of their successful mentors that come each year. And there are so many dedicated educators who come to support their students. The whole thing is inspirational. 9mo
BiblioLitten That‘s so great! Well done🏆🎉🎉 9mo
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Golden Child | Claire Adam
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Heading to the California State Capitol today with my daughter‘s 4th grade class! So far all is quiet on the bus. I just might get a few pages in. #fieldtrips

CarolynM Hope the trip went well🙂 9mo
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The California Missions | Ann Heinrichs
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Took my littles (both in 4th grade) to the mission in Carmel today as part of their California Mission project and found this. “First library” in California at Mission Carmel.

Texreader That‘s so awesome!! 10mo
wanderinglynn That‘s really cool! 10mo
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Why did I wait so long to read this book?

CouronneDhiver Check out the movie too - really cute! 1y
Crazeedi I love this story! 10mo
wanderinglynn I loved the movie, but haven‘t read the book yet. I second @CouronneDhiver — the movie is good. 10mo
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This might be unpopular and I rarely give a pan rating but I really just did not get this one. 👎👎

Cinfhen Love me an #unpopularopinion 🙌🏻 1y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Road tripping with the fam. This one is keeping me company. It is amazing how much my 16 year old daughter knows about mythology. Good thing since I read The Iliad in college but have forgotten much of the story. Getting schooled by your teenagers is awesome!

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He did it! First of the 7 summits. Congrats Nick!

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My cousin, Olympic athlete, entrepreneur and published author, Nick Symmonds is now climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. You can follow his climb at RunGum.com/NowClimbing - I am so proud of him!

readordierachel Wow! That's awesome. 1y
mabell Wow very cool!! 1y
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Small Country | Gael Faye
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“Of course a book can change you. It can even change your life. It‘s like falling in love. And you never know when such an encounter might happen. You should beware of books, they‘re sleeping genies.”

Samplergal I am reading that next out of my TBR pile. Finishing up The Broken Girls first. 1y
Austink1 Heartbreaking! 💔 1y
Samplergal I just now finished. Heartbreaking story. 1y
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I was just about to get up and start my Saturday chores but then this came through from the library. Chores can wait...at least until the rest of the house wakes up. 😉 #saturdaymorning

JoeStalksBeck It‘s her best book 2y
elyseh I loved it she is becoming my favorite author!!! 2y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Today!!!!!! 🏖 #Malibu

PenguinInFlight I‘m so jealous! High 30s and raining in norther NY...and I still have snow in my yard. 😝 I have seen a multitude of robins, though, so spring is coming, slowly but surely! ☺️🌷 2y
Bostonmomx2 Where is this? A good friend of mine just moved to Daytona beach and while I couldn‘t live in that climate, her daily beach posts make me insanely jealous. 2y
Bostonmomx2 Ohhh Malibu 😂😂 2y
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Austink1 @PenguinInFlight We lived in Syracuse for 10 years. I remember the feeling of right about this time of year. Hang in there. Spring will be there soon. 2y
Austink1 @Bostonmomx2 Yes, a little slice of heaven called Paradise Cove in Malibu. 😀 2y
CouronneDhiver Lovely 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Road tripping to So Cal for spring break. My 16 year old is in the front listening to music with her dad. I am reading to pass the time away in the back with the littles and their iPads. #family #vacay #ineedarest

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Past her bedtime but she can‘t stop. The apple doesn‘t fall far from the tree. 😀

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️ 2y
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The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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Give me back my book you villain!! 🐱 🐈 #catsoflitsy

Ingerella It looks like his answer is No. 2y
mcipher Kitties do this on purpose, I swear! 2y
rubyslippersreads I think you can forget about reading that book for awhile. 😹 2y
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CouronneDhiver There‘s even a line up in case this one had to move. 😂😂 2y
kathedron Beautiful cats! 😻 2y
tammysue 😂😂 2y
Chrissyreadit So funny!! 2y
Kaye Your cat is Keeping The Secret. (edited) 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Rural England, a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a summer‘s day at the start of the 1960‘s.
2. 481
3. Circumstance
4. Laurel
5. Pink
6. Fiction
7. First is “It” and last is “every”
8. Pink and green
9. K.M.
10. “The sun had slipped past noon.”
11. 2012
12. None
13. Nowhere near halfway - just started
15. No - this is the first
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Kaye This sounds good..... 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Mostly literary fiction but I love a good mystery.
2. Wrapping gifts at Robinson‘s but only for 2 weeks then a file clerk at a Dr‘s office.
3. Revenue Integrity Manager for a large healthcare organization.
4. Indie bookstore owner - one with a cafe and tons of comfy chairs where people come and stay for hours.
5. Coffee, coffee and more coffee!!!
#manicmonday
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That was fun!

Betty Your favorite mystery? 2y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💚 2y
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Falling Together | Marisa de los Santos
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I should be folding the clothes. 😬 🙊 #oops

BiblioLitten There have been times when I started folding clothes, left that to read a book and dozed off on the pile itself. (Such is life) 🙄 2y
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Happy Saturday morning Litsy! Wishing you all a comfy chair, a good book and a cup of coffee (or whatever your morning drink of choice is)! 📖 📚 ☕️ 👓

SilversReviews GREAT photo!! 2y
LectricSheep Oh my god that chair is heaven. 😍 2y
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Trying to get in a few pages while waiting for the doctor but these littles - even with strep throat - can‘t sit still. I had to bribe them just a little to take this picture. 🍭 🍬 #Litsybuddyread

LiteraryinLititz Hope everyone feels better soon! 2y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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2nd place in the varsity division. Prize: $75 and 2 tickets to Six Flags. 👍

JoScho Yay!! That‘s awesome!! She must be so excited! 2y
DebinHawaii That's great! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
TheBookStacker Yayyyy that‘s awesome!!!!!!!! 2y
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Maria514626 Fabulous! Congratulations! 👏👏🎉🎉 2y
Chelleo Wonderful!! 2y
LiteraryinLititz Congratulations!! 2y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Celebrating literacy for all. My daughter is competing in the Northern California Braille Challenge today. She just finished this book and told me to tag it. Wish us luck! 🍀🍀

TheBookStacker Good luck! Ps. Great book! 2y
JoScho Good luck! 🍀 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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The hour before the whole house wakes up is all mine! #bliss #peaceandquiet

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Beautifully written. I felt like I was right there in the circus!

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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If you knew when you were going to die would you live your life differently? Was it all a self fulfilling prophecy? Do thoughts have wings?

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Pickpick

Such a beautiful story! Are you following your personal legend?

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Looking forward to today with this one. Hoping to sneak it in between Sunday chores and Super Bowl happenings. 🏈

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Life changes fast.
Life changes in an instant.
You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.
The question of self pity

Austink1 Beautiful and Heartbreaking. I spent my share of time at UCLA with my daughter around the time of this book. Can‘t help but wonder if our paths crossed - maybe having lunch in Cafe Med. If so, I hope I smiled at her. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage This book was so good and so intense! 2y
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Friends of the library book sale today. Got all these goodies for only $20. #bookhaul

Austink1 Just realized the picture cut out Life after Life by Kate Atkinson - that one has been on my list for awhile. Scored it for $2 2y
AceOnRoam Some fantastic titles there! 2y
AceOnRoam Welcome to Litsy 😊 2y
SilversReviews Welcome!! Great stack. 2y
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And once again love saves the day! ❤️❤️ #cantwaitforthemovie

Austink1 "We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal." 2y
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An old favorite on this Friday night.

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“When I lost my sight, Werner, people said I was brave. When my father left, people said I was brave. But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don't you do the same?” I resisted this book - mostly because I have a blind 16 year old daughter. I am so glad I made myself finally pick it up. Every day when I drop her off at school I think about how brave she is but for her it is not bravery - she is just living her life.

AceOnRoam Aww. Such and amazing book, I'm glad you bit the bullet and decided to read it. 😍 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you are enjoying it here! 2y
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