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Avanders

Joined June 2017

LibraryThing member avanders

I'm a Hygge girl, in a Hygge world.... On LT I'm also avanders; on Goodreads I'm at https://www.goodreads.com/avanders
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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
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Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman
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All This Life: A Novel by Joshua Mohr
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The Cozy Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes from Today's Bestselling Mystery Authors by Laura Childs, Jenn McKinlay, Cleo Coyle, Julie Hyzy, B.B. Haywood
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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
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Kalpa Imperial by Ursula K. Le Guin, Anglica Gorodischer
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Very Best of Charles de Lint by Charles de Lint
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Cross | James Patterson
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👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
A lot of great finds (mostly for 25 cents each!!) at the #librarybooksale yesterday... #bookhaul. Found 2 Rollinses to try (have read just the 1 book by him so far) and trying a few authors (Patterson and Berry) bc why not 😁😁

Couldn‘t believe I found sleeping giants - only $1!
Fun day ☺️📚📚📚📚📚

Chrys Great haul! 📚 3d
AmyG Doesn‘t it feel great? Some good books there. 3d
Clwojick Patterson is great, and the Women's Murder Club is his best series in my opinion. 3d
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Mollyanna Nicely done! Love Steve Berry! His Cotton Malone books are phenomenal (and Cotton is totally my book boyfriend 😉). 3d
Avanders @Chrys 📚😁😘 @amyg it really does! It almost feels like I get to try new things for free 😄🤩♥️ @clwojick oooh yay! I‘m so glad the first one was there! 👏🏽👏🏽🙅🏽‍♀️🔪📖♥️ @Mollyanna oh fun! He was recommended to me *ages* ago, and then I didn‘t think about it for over a decade... happy to stumble upon it again... is Cotton in the Amber Room? 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 2d
Mollyanna No, Amber Room is one of his stand alone novels. The first Cotton Malone is 2d
Avanders @Mollyanna okay awesome, thank you!! 😘😘 2d
MaleficentBookDragon Those two Rollins' books are part of his Sigma Force series. The first one (which I loved) is 1d
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon ok got it, thanks!! I‘ll have to check that one out 😁😁 1d
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Yay!! My Cozy-Cozy-size #cozyswap package arrived yesterday!!! 👏🏽👏🏽🤩♥️🍁☕️📖🔪🎃🍂🖤 I cant wait until the first day of fall!! 🍁🍂🎃

I also got some fun kids books at our local library book sale yesterday... and a bunch of others (picture to come).

And it was cloudy and rainy all day 😍😍😍

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Subterranean | James Rollins
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1. Educated; Maybe You Should Talk to Someone; and the tagged book... I‘ll be looking for more Rollins at the library book sale today!! @Bklover @MaleficentBookDragon @BethM @TK421 #LMPBC #creaturefeature #groupv

2. The Rig by Roger Levy — found a used copy at my fave local bookstore!

3. Right now, 76 and cloudy (amazing, though cooler would be even better), with a high of 83. A welcome break from the 🥵

#weekendreads

MaleficentBookDragon ♥♥♥♥♥ Rollins. Try this one. It's one of my favs. 4d
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon whew! That was quite a ride! I‘ll have to check that one out too! 😄👏🏽👏🏽 3d
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders I ♥ all his stand alone books so much. I do like the Sigma series but not as much. 1d
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon ooooh I see I got 2 from that series... that‘s a bummer. I like to start at the beginning... maybe I‘ll get it from the library to see if I want to keep the 2 I got 😁 I just *assumed* they were all standalones! 1d
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Grave Sight | Charlaine Harris
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I didn‘t love the main character or her brother, but a lot of the minor characters were rich & interesting. I enjoyed the mystery, even if it was a little obvious. I thought Harper‘s special skill was interesting & I‘ll read more in this series. 3.5 stars!

PS.. I read a portion of the graphic novel after getting about halfway through the book. I don‘t recommend it. I didnt like the drawings & it kind of ruined my mental images of the characters.

Avanders #cozymystery #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub @Mommamanzi @bookwormahn was this yours? I wasn‘t able to read this one during the rotation, but here‘re my thoughts ☺️ Thanks for the pick! ☕️📖♥️ 5d
BookwormAHN This was my pick. I'm glad you were able to finally read it 😺 5d
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Sent & received my #Screamathon packages on the same day! ☠️♥️☠️♥️☠️

Can‘t wait until October 1st!
@Dragonfairykats — you should receive yours on Monday

♥️☠️🎃🖤♥️☠️🎃🖤♥️☠️🎃🖤♥️☠️🎃🖤

... it‘s the most... wonderful time... 🎼🔪❣️☠️🎶

BethM Best time of the year!!! 5d
Avanders @BethM in my head.. that tune is sort of like, child-music-distorted-horror-music, fading out and echoing ... 😁😁 5d
Dragonfairykats Awesome!! I'm so excited! 5d
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Subterranean | James Rollins
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Eeee!! 👏🏽👏🏽 Received the next book for #LMPBC #groupv #creaturefeature !! In perfect time, as I‘m about to finish a book 😁😁

Thank you @BethM for all the extra fun goodies too!! I‘m so excited about those 🦄🛁💣s!! And the cup cozy is perfect — love that extra pocket! And I looove the homemade coffee scooper!! Those are perfect for my French press & slow dropper! And thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for that awesome 🦛 bookmark too!! ♥️♥️♥️

TheLibrarian Hippos are the best! 7d
TK421 I loved the hippo bookmarks! 6d
Bklover Hippo bookmark is awesome! 6d
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MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I'm so glad you are all liking them. 6d
BethM I‘m glad! They said olive or coconut oil it once every 6 months or so. 5d
Avanders @TheLibrarian @tk421 @bklover @maleficentbookdragon they‘re sooooo cool... I love how the realistic portion sticks out when you‘re using it!! 😍😍 @Bethm ooh good to know! It‘s so beautiful I will want to take good care of it! 🥰🥰 5d
BethM I bought a big soup/chef spoon too- I can‘t wait to use it the first time I make soup this fall. It‘s so old timey:) 5d
Avanders @BethM oooh so fun!! 🍁🍂 5d
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That Moment When...

the book you‘re listening to makes you look up masters and PhD programs and consider a mid-life career change....

marleed I can‘t wait to get to this! 1w
KarenUK Listening right now and loving it! 1w
stephothebesto I did the same! ...it takes a long time 1w
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Christine Well then! Impressive. 1w
Reggie I had to stop reading this at work because I was literally sobbing during lunch. Sooooo good!!! 1w
Avanders @marleed it‘s such a *comfort* to read, somehow... 🤷🏽‍♀️😘 @karenuk yay! 😁😘 @stephothebesto it does... but I‘m trying to see if I can skip a step... 😆🥰 @Christine I agree... she is *quite* a good writer! ☺️♥️ @Reggie lol I can imagine!! She hits on so many things ... all the feels! 🥰♥️ 7d
BethM In WI there‘s a bridge program from your degree to a SW one- if you‘re serious check that route. 5d
Avanders @BethM ...a SW one? I will look into bridge programs... it almost seems like our local U might allow me to go for my PhD/PsyD without having a masters (maybe bc I have a JD?). I‘m kind of serious. I ... want to be serious. 😁 I am not sure I can currently *afford* to be serious.. which is why “looking into it” is right up my alley 😁 5d
BethM Yeah idk about your state but a social work one will get you therapist certified in WI. If you want psychologist then you need the PhD/PsyD but regular therapist or counselor can be accomplished a few other ways and they can still diagnosis (in WI). And yeah I would think most anywhere would allow your JD to count and go right into a PhD program. I hear ya on the cost- it‘s why I stopped with my masters. I looked at PsyD programs and forensic 👇 5d
BethM Psychology PhD programs. You want a super interesting field forensic psych is fascinating. 5d
Avanders Ooh thanks!! That‘s all very helpful information. I had decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 6... (sure, insert eye-roll here 😜), so I‘ve never really looked into much else 🤭🤭😬 Thanks lady! 😘♥️ 5d
BethM No problem! Let me know if you have other questions. Not sure how helpful I‘d be but 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 5d
Avanders @BethM will do! You‘re already way more well-versed in all this than I am 😁😘 5d
Chrissyreadit I am getting my second Masters in Licensed Professional Counseling and many of my co workers are licensed Social Workers if you want info in either direction. I was not able to skip the second masters and go straight to PhD even though my first masters is almost identical- but maybe this is a WV board thing. I have been cranky about it for many reasons. But there are several online programs- I am happy to chat with you about the info I have . 16h
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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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Check out @Nessavamusic ‘s giveaway! (This also serves as my own entry 😁😁)

Last week to play for a box of advanced reading copies of some great books and some assorted goodies! I‘m celebrating making 40,000 Litfluence with a #40kARCGiveaway
Repost this post and tag me for an entry before Saturday September 14! #giveaway

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I needed something fall & cozy & escape .. & realized I‘d never read my *own* cozy for #coffeebeanbookclub (recently rtn‘d). Started & it‘s just what I needed (so far)!

Last night, 1 of my #cozyswap (Agatha Christie sized pkg 😉) arrived!!! I didn‘t know who sent it bc I forgot & decided to keep the surprise ... but then I was looking at #cozyswap tags & saw it... thank you @Catsandbooks !! Can‘t wait!! 🎃♥️

Also sent #SFMBC.. late 😬 @Chrys

Catsandbooks Hooray!! 🎉🍁😊 2w
Kayla.Adriena Just wanted to give an update, my cozy swap package will be sent out the 11th and not by the 9th but in plenty of time to arrive for opening day! 🍁🍂 2w
Mollyanna Love Three Pines! Enjoy! 2w
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Avanders @Kayla.Adriena okay thanks! ♥️🎃 @Mollyanna I‘m really excited — I‘ve heard good things for so long! 🌲🌲🌲♥️ 2w
Avanders Hi guys — let me know if you‘ve sent your package for #cozyswap .. if I‘ve missed a post, comment, or email, my apologies! @ferskner @gissy @leslieo @TheRomantiCate @MaleficentBookDragon @AlizaApp @BookwormAHN @kshakal @mreads @quietjenn @tdrosebud @JenlovesJT47 🎃♥️ 7d
tdrosebud I'm heading to the post office today, I was waiting for an item to get here. 7d
Avanders @tdrosebud ok thanks for the update! 🎃♥️ 7d
TheRomantiCate I‘ll be sending today. 7d
Avanders @TheRomantiCate ok thanks for the update! 🎃♥️ 7d
ferskner Going out Friday! 7d
Avanders @ferskner ok thanks for the update! 🎃♥️ 7d
JenlovesJT47 I just had surgery and the mail wasn‘t running last week here because of the hurricane but I should be able to mail mine tomorrow or Saturday 🙃 7d
Avanders @JenlovesJT47 oh no! Hope the surgery recovery is going well! And I know the hurricane caused some mailing issues 🤭🤭 Thanks for the update and hope everything else is going okay!! 🎃♥️♥️ 7d
mreads @Avanders just back from the post office will be posting in about 5 minutes 😄 7d
Avanders @mreads yay!! 🎃♥️ 7d
AlizaApp @Avanders planning to send Monday, just waiting for one more item that is supposed to arrive on Saturday! I will tag you when it goes out 🍂🧡 6d
Avanders @AlizaApp okay thanks! 🎃♥️ 6d
BookwormAHN I will be mailing mine on Saturday. 6d
Avanders @BookwormAHN ok thanks for the update! 🎃♥️ 6d
MaleficentBookDragon I picked my last element tonight. It will go priority tomorrow or Saturday morning. 6d
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon 👌🏽 sounds good! 👏🏽👏🏽🎃🎃♥️ 6d
LeslieO Yes! Should arrive today. Forgot to post until now! 5d
Avanders @LeslieO 😘🎃♥️ 5d
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I can‘t, in good conscience, rate a book anything other than 1 star when my first 3 thoughts upon finishing were “wtaf” “are you f‘ing kidding me” and “f you” (but in my head, I didn‘t use letters... 😬). So yeah. Most definitely NOT for me. Other 1-star reviews will probably well-enough explain my reasons, but I‘m going to go and *not* think about this book anymore.....

#unpopularopinion #sorryifthisisyourfavoritebook

bromeliad I had THIS EXACT REACTION to Convenience Store Woman a month or two ago. I feel you! 2w
monalyisha That sucks! What a cover! 2w
Avanders @bromeliad 👊🏽😘 @monalyisha in all fairness, lots of people *do* quite like the book. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I just expected something verrry different all the way up to the last page... 😤 2w
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Prairiegirl_reading 😲😲😲 oh no!!! 2w
Crazeedi This author does nothing for me 2w
emilyhaldi I despised this book!!!! 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 2w
BethM Great review! 1w
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I don‘t know if it was bc I came w lowered expectations or if I was just in the perfect place to read this, but I am thoroughly impressed w what was done here. It is artful, dark, despairing, believable, & upsetting. Definitely less “Hunger Games” & quite a bit more “Handmaid‘s Tale” in tone & sophistication. Philosophical, sentimental, & heart rending. I was here for this one. 5⭐️.
(Review based on book *&* audiobook at 1.5x speed-also excellent)

cobwebmoth I really liked this one. 2w
Zoes_Human This one‘s a favorite of mine, and I came to it with high expectations because of Margaret Atwood‘s praise of it. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I liked this one too! 2w
CarolynM I liked it a lot too. Lots to think about. 2w
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🍂 Autumn 🍂
How do I love thee .. let me count the ways...
🍁rain in the mornings
🍁fireplaces in the evenings
🍁teas and cocoas and coffees oh my!
🍁sweaters and boots
🍁blankets and scarves
🍁books, cozies, and dark evenings during which to read
Sigh.... 🙍🏽‍♀️ soon, my pretty, soon...

AAAAnyway.. I sent off 2 #CozySwap ”packages”! An Amateur Sleuth sized one and an Agatha Christie sized one... perhaps, to you? ☕️📖🔪

🍁🧡🍂♥️🍁🧡🍂♥️

erzascarletbookgasm I can‘t wait for mine from my match to arrive and opening day! 3w
christyreads How do I learn about #cozyswap? 2w
Avanders @christyreads hi! Keep an eye on @Litsyhappenings for swaps and challenges and the like — the signups and matching for #cozyswap already happened, but there‘re 2 more current swaps still accepting sign-ups and 1-2 more probably coming down the pike for Halloween. ☺️ 2w
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christyreads Thank you! I‘m new to Litsy. 😊 2w
Avanders @christyreads well welcome! It‘s a wonderful place ☺️ @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2w
BookBabe Wow, you nailed it! 😍❤️ You‘ve got me yearning for autumn...good thing it‘ll be here soon! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Avanders @BookBabe I know... I can‘t wait!! ♥️♥️ 2w
BethM This post is life. Plus football. 1w
Avanders @BethM oh yes, I did forget to include THE fall sport!! 🏈🏈🏈😁 1w
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Reading 2 girl-focused dystopians side-by-side is weird! One for a mail book group and one for my #RealLifeBookGroup. I‘m further into The Power... but also it‘s the one I think I prefer. So far... 😁

Also! #LMPBC and #cbbc packages sent! @MaleficentBookDragon (to you, Chelle) @TK421 @Bklover @BethM @MommyOfTwo @Mommamanzi (Nicole‘s book to Amy)

CarolynM I liked The Power a lot. 3w
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This *was* my first time with Neverwhere, and I understand this iteration has its limitations (and some people‘s enjoyment is severely curtailed by audio device speakers, such as phones). Nonetheless, with the blessing of a fantastic audio system in my car, this was *thoroughly* enjoyable. I loved the casting. Benedict Cumberbatch as Islington is perfection. 5 easy stars from me.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

*Note: review based on dramatized BBC audio production.

Pogue Where did you find that?! 3w
Avanders @Pogue audible ☺️ It doesn‘t say it‘s an audible exclusive, though... so maybe scribd has it? 3w
Pogue @Avanders thank you I will look for it! 3w
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mom2bugnbee I LOVED this version. 3w
Avanders @mom2bugnbee it‘s *so* good! 😍😍 3w
Usagi Sounds amazing 3w
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#SFMBC ‘ers —> it‘s almost time to ship our next round of books! Please let me know if there were any issues w the last round or if you anticipate any issues w this round... time is flying by... and can you believe it has been nearly 2 years since we began?!?!

Endowarrior21 I have the copy that came from Amazon but my mom says nothing has arrived at her house yet and nothing has come here either. @Avanders I will send out the copy from Amazon with my review to the next person. 4w
Shadowfat I didn't realize it had come up so soon! I'll have to read it quickly. 3w
Avanders @Endowarrior21 okay .. that‘s a good plan! I‘ll tell the last sender to just forward it on ☺️ @shadowfat me too! I just started today 😁😁 3w
ofbooksandme Hi! I spent over a month in Spain and after I came back last week it was all chaotic. But, yes I got Scott's book and I sent it on Monday. Tomorrow I can email the tracking number if it's necessary. 2w
Avanders @ofbooksandme hi! I hope you enjoyed Spain! Thanks for the check-in :) ♥️ 1w
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Thanks @jenniferw88 and @Bklover for the tags! 😘😘♥️
1. Sure! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️
2. 🧛‍♂️
3. Psychological 👩🏼‍💼
4. 🤔 The Shining?
5. I ❤️ m&ms, but not the crispy ones. Except the new mint crispy ones that are amazing. 🍫
#screamathonswap

1. ✅
2. Power over time 🕐🕣
3. Aries ♈️
4. Shop, relax, read 🛍🛋📖
5. I‘m late to the party, but I spread it to you! 🖐🏽
#friyayintro

BethM Crispy m&ms were a let down, so were the hazelnut. 4w
Avanders @BethM yeah.. I liked the hazelnut *nut* ones okay, but I was disappointed w the hazelnut *spread* ones 🤷🏽‍♀️ I guess they can‘t win ‘em all! 😁 4w
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Excited for my September #reallifebookgroup picks! The tagged one in particular, but having heard such good things about Educated, I look forward to that too! 👏🏽👏🏽

Also — received a lovely surprise from @AmyG yesterday! Thank you so much!! ♥️🥰🥰🥰 #CozySwap

AmyG 😘😘😘 4w
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re @Lcsmcat ‘s #bookhaulchallenge! Here‘s my oldest #bookhaul post on Litsy — it‘s 2 years old (just over :)).
I have read 1 of these (tagged) ... I actually am pretty sure I bought at least 2 of these for other people 😁😁

Contest ends September 1st. Open internationally

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! How are you?! I need to ask you or someone a question about a swap. Would that be you or someone else? ❤️❤️ 1mo
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks hi! I feel like I owe you so many letters (sorry!) 🤭🥰 As for your question .... it depends on what the question is 😉 If you want to email me, I can probably direct you further ☺️ you have my email address? 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders no worries!!! I got it taken care of!! And I thought I had your email and couldn‘t find it 😫😫 1mo
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks okay good! 😘 Weird how that happens w email addresses huh! Mine‘s Leathy18 at gmail. ☺️♥️♥️ 4w
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Gettin‘ cozy with a cozy and trying to pretend that it‘s not almost 100* outside 🥵

I enjoyed making a cozy mystery wishlist on goodreads... now I just have to try to not add *too* many books to it..... 😬

BookishTrish I like this series too! 1mo
BethM Good luck with the not too many adds thing 😂 1mo
Dragonfairykats I say that all the time...my TBR list is separated in genres, and on Amazon genres, books on Kindle Unlimited, and books I'd have to buy lol!!! 1mo
Avanders @BookishTrish it really picked up speed in the second half! 👏🏽😄 @Bethm @Dragonfairykats 😁😂 I know... the challenges we face! 🧗🏽‍♀️🧗🏽‍♀️ 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @JenlovesJT47 and thanks for making this fun set @jenniferw88 ! ♥️♥️
1. Prob modern, but I have more experience w them 🧐
2. Poirot? 🧨
3. 🤷🏽‍♀️
4. Sure.. prob earrings most now..
5. Deep reds, greens...

1. Queso!!
2. My new Nespresso machine☕️
3. Icing on the Corpse 🐶🎂
4. Since it‘s Thursday... you! ☺️

Also, FYI re #cozyswap —>
I made a new cozy-mystery-want wishlist in goodreads!

👏🏽👏🏽🍁🧡♥️

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 1mo
Gissy Expresó machine! Sounds good!!! Are you an expert yet!? 1mo
Avanders @Gissy wellll... maybe, but it‘s not a true espresso machine... more like espresso-for-dummies 😁😁 I do *want* a real espresso machine though!! ♥️♥️ 1mo
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Girls with Sharp Sticks | Suzanne Young
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Yay!!!!! Thank you so much @Nitpickyabouttrains for such a fun #staycationintimeswap #sits pkg!! I love the cool school tote, adorbs 🍍pouch, face mask, journal, chocolates, & novel-themed teas!! The socks are perfect. The wrap is also 🤩. I‘m so excited for my “trip” to the not too distant future w these dystopian books!! I also love that you sent a new graphic novel to try. Thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Thank *you* @Chrissyreadit for such a fun swap! ♥️

Nitpickyabouttrains Yay! I am glad you like it! Happy reading! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Yay! Happy travels through dystopia! 1mo
mabell Chocolate mushrooms! Perfect for a dystopian future! 😄 1mo
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Avanders ♥️♥️ also.. did you get a chance to open yours yet?? 😁 1mo
Avanders @Nitpickyabouttrains ... did you know the Ghosts you sent is signed?? I just realized last night! ♥️🥰🥰♥️ 1w
Nitpickyabouttrains @Avanders I did! I got two signed copies at ALA and sent you one! 1w
Avanders @Nitpickyabouttrains that‘s so awesome!! Thanks again! 😘😘 1w
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Let‘s Get Cozy #CozySwap matches sent!
Check your emails and respond if you‘ve received your match, or let me know ASAP if you haven‘t! 💖💖

☕️📖💌♥️☕️📖💌♥️☕️📖💌♥️☕️📖💌♥️

MrBook Why are you so awesome?! And why am I lucky enough to have you as a friend? 😌 1mo
mreads Trying to stalk my match, anyone know why I can't see posts older that 2 weeks? 1mo
BethM Goes to email immediately! Yay! 1mo
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SamanthaMarie Really so very excited. I've been aching for fall! And even though heat index is upward of 108 here, this will help hehehe. :) 1mo
Avanders @mreads sometimes it takes a few seconds to load older posts ... I sometimes swipe down and then have to wait... swipe, wait.. swipe, wait.... I think it‘s a server issue w Litsy. Maybe trying the website version will help? 1mo
Avanders @MrBook lol well that‘s a nice question to wake to! And feeling‘s mutual ☺️🤗 1mo
Avanders @BethM @SamanthaMarie 🥳🥳🥳 I‘m pretty excited myself 😁 108! 🥵 I‘m definitely ready for “next!” 🍁🍂 1mo
mreads @Avanders it works on the website so I'm all set Thanks 1mo
AmyG Thank you again for organizing! 1mo
tdrosebud I'm bummed I missed this. I'll have to be more vigilant for your next one. 1mo
Shadowfat I'm sad I missed this too, it sounds like fun! 1mo
Avanders @tdrosebud @Shadowfat check your emails 😘😘 1mo
tdrosebud Done! Thank you so much, you're awesome! 1mo
Gissy Done!👍 1mo
quietjenn Im so sad that I missed sign ups because I was sick this weekend. But still looking forward to seeing everyone's packages! 1mo
Avanders @quietjenn check your email 😘 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Ahh, just saw this! Too late...oops! 1mo
Avanders @4thhouseontheleft you wanted to sign up? You‘ve about 1 more hour.... 😁 1mo
Avanders Last batch of matches went out this morning!! 👏🏽👏🏽☕️📖♥️ 1mo
Shadowfat Thanks for opening up the sign up again @Avanders , I'm excited for this swap! 1mo
TheNerdyProfessor I'm so sad I missed this one 😭😭 1mo
lele1432 I am going to be stalking this hashtag since I missed out lol. 😭 I've been wanting to get into more cozy mysteries so I'll steal some ideas from what everyone receives. 😊 1mo
Avanders @TheNerdyProfessor @lele1432 aww sorry you guys missed it this year! There will be bunches of swaps through the end of the year and maybe another cozy swap will happen early next year while we‘re all reeling from the holidays. 😁♥️ Also Lele - if you are looking for ideas, I have 2 lists on my goodreads (link in profile) — one is cozy mysteries that I own or have read, the other is a cozy mysteries wishlist 😁 1mo
Avanders @Shadowfat 😘😘 1mo
lele1432 Thanks!! I'm going to look at your shelves and add to my never-ending tbr lol. Also, a cozy swap after the holidays sounds great! I'll be on the lookout. 😊 1mo
Avanders @Shadowfat and @JenLovesJT47 just checking — you‘ve both received your matches right? Thanks! ☕️📖♥️ 1mo
Shadowfat Yes I've received it 🙂 1mo
Avanders @Shadowfat word ♥️ 1mo
JenlovesJT47 Yes, got it! 🤗 1mo
Avanders @JenlovesJT47 sweet♥️ 1mo
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Invasive: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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Received!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
I‘m super geeked for this #creaturefeature from @BethM for our #LMPBC #groupw (right?). 🐜🐜🐜 And the traveling journal is so cool! 🐫🕶

Thank you also for the adorable notepad, bookmarks, and pencils, and the coffee that I have been coveting, stalking, and aching for 💔 since I first saw someone receive it on Litsy forever ago. Seriously, I‘ve googled it and amazon‘d it and now I have it!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Thank you!! 🥰😘

Bklover Yay! I think we‘re group V though, aren‘t we? 🤨 1mo
Bklover And that coffee looks AMAZING!!!! 1mo
Avanders @Bklover lol probably... I have a hard time remembering the letter part 😁 Re the ☕️... iknowright?! I‘m so excited to try it!! ♥️ 1mo
BethM I thought you‘d like it :) I sent some to @Mommamanzi last year. They only roast it in July/aug. you can get it online from Stone Creek Coffee, but only through them. 1mo
Avanders @BethM ooooooh well extra thank you for sending it to me!! ♥️♥️ I must have seen it on Nicole‘s page... 😁 1mo
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Do you like cozy mysteries? (Or want to?) Do you like fall / hygge/ all things cozy?

Yes? This swap is for you!
Sign-ups through Aug 11
Matches sent Aug 12
Send packages by Sept 9 (earlier for inter-country shipping)
Open Date Sept 23 (1st day of fall!)
Link: https://forms.gle/W8vfddjVnMSshevu5

No? This swap is not for you! Don‘t worry, more fall swaps will be coming soon! (They always do ;))

(Tagged those who expressed interest & #cbbc‘ers)

Avanders Thanks @cobwebmoth for the use of your TM‘d swap name! 😘😘 1mo
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Marmie7 Fun! 💕 1mo
Kshakal Awesome!! Thanks so much!! 🤓 1mo
Gissy I'm inn!👍 1mo
MommyOfTwo Yay! 1mo
Kayla.Adriena Yesss! 1mo
ferskner YES!!! 1mo
BookwormAHN I'm in ✔ 1mo
BethM In! 1mo
mom2bugnbee Quick question - does the cozy mystery HAVE to feature a female detective? My favorite cozy mystery series features an older, gentle male "detective". 1mo
Avanders @mom2bugnbee no no — that‘s just the “standard” formula — I love some w male leads too! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Can you give me examples what are cozy-bookish goodies? Tx! 1mo
Avanders @erzascarletbookgasm 🤭 That‘s a good question!!! In my mind, most standard bookish goodies are cozy... 😁 so I guess cozy ones include the mugs, socks, totes, etc (the standard list), and perhaps exclude things like water floaties, popsicle makers, or toys that make noise... or probably even funko pop, though that might be in the eyes of the beholder 😜 Does that help at all? 1mo
mabell ❤️❤️❤️ cozy! 1mo
AmyG I will ask you....can I sign up BUT I will have my new address around Aug 20th. I can notify you when I have it and you can forward to my swap partner? 1mo
Avanders @AmyG not a problem! 😘😘 @mabell ♥️♥️ 1mo
AmyG Thank you and thank you for organizing another wonderful swap. 😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Got it, thank you! I‘ll seriously consider this as I love cozy/fall swap! 1mo
hermyknee You know, I don‘t know if I like cozy mysteries as I haven‘t really read any! Perhaps I should sign up for one of the smaller packages... hmmmm... I do love an Avanders Swap! 1mo
Avanders @erzascarletbookgasm 😘😘 @hermyknee 😁😘♥️ 1mo
Kayla.Adriena @mom2bugnbee You wouldn't happen to be referring to Inspector Gamache would you??! 😉 1mo
mom2bugnbee @Kayla.Adriena Good guess! I've just discovered him... Currently waiting for my library hold on the 4th book. I was thinking of "The Cat Who..." series. 1mo
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Zombelina School Days | Kristyn Crow
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Trying to finish the first part of #bbrc #birthandbeyondreadingchallenge and realizing there are gaps in my (buggy‘s) home library... so I had to make a library stop 😁

LibrarianRyan I forgot about Zombillina!!! 1mo
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My #cbbc (#cbbc2) book has returned home! (Tagged) *And* @Mommamanzi ‘s book received too! (So @MommyOfTwo — one more coming your way!) Thank you so much @Marmie7 for the cocoa, coffee, and amazing socks too!!! 🤗🥰♥️♥️

I hope to hear about a cbbc3 soon 😁😁
#coffeebeanbookclub

Marmie7 It's been fun sending to you! 2mo
BethM Great socks! Super stoked for round 3!!!! 1mo
Avanders @Mommamanzi 👆🏽 I will vouch for @Chrissyreadit ! ♥️♥️ 1mo
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Chrissyreadit I want to be in a cbbc! 1mo
Mommamanzi @Chrissyreadit send me an email at nicoleorlando@hotmail.com and I‘ll send you a little questionnaire to fit you into round 3! ❤️ 1mo
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Screamland | Harold Sipe, Hector Casanova
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Repost for @4thhouseontheleft :
Sign-ups are open for the Halloween themed #Screamathon Book Swap! Open date is Oct 1st to coincide w the start of the Screamathon Reading Challenge. It is my hope that participants receive a stack of new bookish goodies to read during the challenge!

This is also a PAIRED swap, so you will receive a package from the same person you send to.

Matches go out on Aug 15. Signup here: https://forms.gle/jcx64L78Vj4Xhufc6

kamoorephoto Thinking I MAY just do this...it‘s been a while since I did one and I love my fellow spooky book readers...🤔 2mo
Avanders @kamoorephoto I know!! And I like the idea of sending books to read for October as part of the screamathon 😁😁 2mo
4thhouseontheleft 👻🎃🎉 1mo
vkois88 Super fun! I hope everyone has a blast. Sadly, participating in ANY swap isn't in the cards for me this year 😔😔😔 But enjoy ❤❤❤ I can't wait to see what everyone gets 1mo
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Unnatural Creatures | Neil Gaiman
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Eeeeeeeesh. What. A. *year*! And June-July were hard peaks. It feels like forever since I‘ve been able to sit down with a book!

Should I be doing work? Maybe... Will I, tonight? Not a chance...

Time for me, tea, and some selections by Neil Gaiman...
💁🏽‍♀️☕️📖

#LMPBC @MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover @BethM I‘m sending this by Monday, regardless of whatever progress I make ☺️

Bklover No hurry!! 2mo
Avanders @Bklover thanks! 😘 I sent it this morning, and it should make it to you @MaleficentBookDragon by wed or thurs! 👏🏽👏🏽 @Bethm @tk421 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I *am* making *some* progress on #bbrc... just a little slower than I‘d have expected .. But I‘m sure the winter months will catch me up 😄

Here‘re my answers to the survey! It was surprisingly easy for me... no real ties! Though I do like a well-cheesed tater tot... 😁
(See @LibrarianRyan ‘s page for a clean copy)

LibrarianRyan Nice. 2mo
BethM ThTs the WI girl in you! 2mo
Avanders @BethM lol it shows sometimes 😆🧀❄️ 2mo
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🥰🤭🥰🤩🥰
I came home from a wk-long conference to find the sweetest & loveliest surprise from @cobwebmoth & @TK421 !! Thank you so much for the fun cozies, mug & coffee, bookmark, sticker & coloring book, & note & sentiment!! You 2 are so sweet!! ♥️♥️♥️

And thank *you* @MaleficentBookDragon for another e-cozy (Once Wicked)!! I am so excited about all these fun cozies to read!

To all 3 of you, I‘m honored and blessed by your friendship!! ♥️♥️♥️

cobwebmoth 🤗❤ 2mo
BethM Awww how lovely! 2mo
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Lots happening.. lots on my mind... reading a little for #bbrc #birthandbeyondreadingchallenge ... lots of good buggy moments... lots of job craziness (represented by that pic in the upper middle 😆)... and amid 100-degree weather, thinking about fall.

Guys I‘m thinking of *not* doing #fffs this year. I‘m thinking of maybe doing a cozy swap if @cobwebmoth or someone else wasn‘t already doing it..

But any thoughts? Input?

cobwebmoth Feel free to resurrect #letsgetcozy if you want. If you want assistance just let me know.😘 2mo
Avanders @cobwebmoth 😘😘 2mo
Kayla.Adriena I need some kinda fall swap in my life! Cozy, hygge it's all fun! 2mo
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umbrellagirl Yes to hygge swap! So ready for autumn. This heat is awful. 2mo
LibrarianRyan Why not. Do what makes you happy. I don‘t normally do the fall swap since I can not seem to not sign up for all the Halloween swaps bu I do love a good cozy. 2mo
BooknerdsLife Beautiful photos💖 2mo
Catsandbooks So ready for fall!! 🙌🏼🍁🍂 2mo
UwannaPublishme Wishing you cooler and stress-free days ahead! 🤗💕 2mo
RainyDayReading I can‘t wait for fall! Really hope that if my finances work out I‘ll be able to participate (if you decide to do this 🙂) 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love fall swaps..fffs, cozy, or hygge! 🍂🍁🧡 2mo
Rudis Cozy sounds like a wonderful swap idea! 2mo
Zelma Photo of the aerobics championship? 👍👏😂 2mo
mom2bugnbee All sound wonderful - do what you like! Also, Ten Little Ladybugs was one of my now 17yo daughter's favorite books as a toddler. She still has it on her bookshelf. ? "Bug" is her nickname (see my handle name) which contributed to it. ☺ 2mo
Gissy Oh I will miss the ffffff swap☺️cozy swap sounds like cozy😂Yeah. I'm inn! For the ffffff or the cozzzzzy one😴 2mo
Avanders @Kayla.Adriena @umbrellagirl @LibrarianRyan @RainyDayReading @erzascarletbookgasm @Rudis @Gissy thanks for your input! I feel the same way about all the fall and cozy swaps! 😁 But life won‘t permit all the swaps, I *guess* 😘😘😘😘😘 2mo
Avanders @BooknerdsLife thanks! ♥️ @catsandbooks me too!! 🥵🍂🍁🧡 @UwannaPublishme thanks! 💖💖 @Zelma yes!! 😂 @mom2bugnbee aww that‘s so cool that she still has it! 💖💖 “Bug” forms the basis for many of my bugga‘s nicknames 😆😆 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘😘😘 2mo
BethM I‘m totally in for a cozy swap! I need this in my life and fall is perfection. I hope life slows down some for you! 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon I love the idea of a swap!!! I'm in. I was thinking of doing one called A Cozy Weekend just because I ♥ cozies so much; but you are so much more organized than me. I'll stick with my Halloween and Xmas ones. 2mo
Avanders @BethM fall is my happy place 🍁🍂🍁🍂♥️ @MaleficentBookDragon A Cozy Weekend sounds wonderful — you should do it! I‘m normally very organized, but I‘ve been so crazed and ... if I‘m being honest with myself (difficult to do sometimes!), I don‘t know when it‘ll slow down.. I just wanted a cozy swap *happening* 😁 So if you‘re up for it, I‘ll sign up for yours and amplify it and dream of cozy nights 😁🍂🍁⛈🧦🥰 2mo
BethM @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon either way I‘m in! 2mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon okay I‘m going ahead with this one! This way, you can focus on your Halloween swap (and this will be my fall swap). 😁 Hope I‘m not stepping on toes! Let me know though! I can back off easily! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders Yay! I just signed up. And I'll do my #AllHallowsReadSwap and #JolabokaflosSwap 1mo
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Received All this Life back from @Chrissyreadit for #LMPBC along w some amazing goodies!! Thank you so much — you‘re always so thoughtful! The coffee smells soo good, all the bookish goodies are soooo fun and that cool book-gadget-golfer thingy is so cool... and I loooove this beautiful book beau (cozy / holder / I can‘t remember what they‘re called right now). Thank you so much!!!

I loved this mini book club! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ @cobwebmoth @TK421

Chrissyreadit 😘 2mo
TK421 You three have made this a wonderful group to be in!😊 2mo
BethM How pretty! 2mo
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Wednesday's Child | Peter Robinson
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView ! 😘🥰
1. Shallow (Lady Gaga version).. I was singing it... does that count? 😆
2. Sleep. I know it‘s lame but I‘m soooooo far behind!! 😴
3. House, because it‘s where I keep my home ♥️
4. Tagging *you*! And picking a new‘ish litten too: @xxjenadanxx 👋🏽

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

TheSpineView 😊 3mo
Eggs 😴💗📚🏡💗 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful profile pic ❤️ 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love A Star is Born!! Every song is awesome ❤️ 2mo
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks aww thanks lady! ♥️♥️ And I haven‘t seen it.... just hearing the song makes me know I‘ll cry too much for my life right now! 🤭🤭🤭 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders if you need anything let me know!! 😘😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks chica! 🥰🥰♥️♥️😘😘 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders 💗😘💗😘💗 2mo
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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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I‘ve read some fantastic books so far in 2019! 🥳🥳🥳
Here‘s my contribution to #top6reads. Okay I cheated and counted 2 graphic novels as 1 😁😁
Tagging (if you haven‘t already participated!): @Mommamanzi @BethM @MaleficentBookDragon @SamHeartCoffee @JenlovesJT47 @cobwebmoth @Chrissyreadit @TK421 @Bklover and you and you and you!! 👇🏽

Ashley_Nicoletto Hmmmm. I have Foundryside, Vita Nostra, and Once Upon a River all just sitting on a shelf. This top 6 is really making me rethink what I need to read in the upcoming months. 3mo
vivastory Vita Nostra & Foundryside are both really high on my list 3mo
Avanders @Ashley_Nicoletto oooh such fun books! All really unique in their own ways! And I know, this whole top 6 is dangerous for tbrs and other intentions! 😁 @vivastory I‘ll definitely look forward to your thoughts when you get to them! 👏🏽👏🏽 (that‘s why Litzy‘s so great, though... ☺️) 3mo
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Kalalalatja Six of Crows is great! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Absolutely loved Once Upon A River! 3mo
batsy Vita Nostra, The Old Drift and Six of Crows are on my radar! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Some of those are on my TBR I need more time to read!!!! 3mo
BethM I‘ve not read any of these! 3mo
monalyisha Oooo! I hadn‘t heard of Foundryside! 3mo
DGRachel Vita Nostra and Once Upon a River are both on my TBR. 😍 3mo
Bklover Thanks for the tag! I just got Once Upon a River for my irl book group. So glad to see you liked it! 3mo
Avanders @Kalalalatja I can‘t wait to read Crooked Kingdom! @Jee_HookedOnBookz it was such a beautifully told story. @batsy Six of Crows is just good story, but the other 2 are also real thinkers! @chrissyreadit I knoooooow!! @BethM Foundryside was my favorite‘ist, but I really enjoyed them all!! I will say, they‘re mostly slower / denser reads... maybe that‘s why I enjoyed them more? (Not true of the graphic novels 😁😁) 2mo
Avanders @monalyisha ooooh that‘s one of my absolute favorites!! @dgrachel hope you enjoy them! 😍@bklover ooh hope you like it! The audio is soooo well done (I both listened & read) 2mo
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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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Wow @Q84 Thank you sooo much for this amazing Rainbow package!!!! I 💕 everything about it, & the wrapping was perfect too! & you included a Taz for my little Taz too!! 🥰🥰 I love literally everything & am so excited to try all the things and loove that mug and am so exited about the books and love that you went with rainbow. 🌈♥️🌈
Thank you so much!! 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

#colormeread #colormereadswap Nicole — Thank you for hosting such a cool swap!

AkashaVampie that looks like an awesome bundle u got!!! love the colors! 3mo
BookwormAHN Those are great pens. 3mo
Avanders @AkashaVampie I agree!! 🌈♥️💛 @BookwormAHN I can‘t wait to try them out! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 3mo
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Q84 I'm glad you like it.😁 I saw you mention your Taz and then I saw it and had to get it! Let me know how well the unicorn phone stand works. That cup I almost kept for myself😜 3mo
BethM Great package! I love the mug! 3mo
Avanders @Q84 I definitely will! All the unicorn 🦄 things are so fun! I can see why you almost kept the mug... 😁♥️ @BethM it makes me feel all cozy just looking at it! 3mo
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Woot!! Received my #colormereadswap package from @Q84 !! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Can‘t wait til the end of the month!!
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💕

Apologies for the inartful use of stickers... so... tired...
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👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Thank you so much @squirrelbrain !!!!
You‘re so sweet and generous to send these!! And they will definitely go to good use ☺️☺️
🥰🥰♥️🥰🥰

AmyG Great stickers!!! 3mo
squirrelbrain Glad they arrived! We just need another swap now so you can make use of them...! 😁 3mo
mvegabec I love the Litsy mail stickers!!!😍😍 3mo
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Avanders @AmyG @mvegabec I know, aren‘t they amazing?! 🥰🥰 @squirrelbrain totally!! It‘s almost time to start thinking about early fall swaps! 🤭🤭🤭 (assuming international) 😘😘 3mo
Chrissyreadit Cute stickers! Doesn‘t “magic and mayhem” sound like a fun fall swap idea? 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit definitely! 🧞‍♀️💣 3mo
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Swamplandia! | Karen Russell
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Bailedbailed

Zafón is a literary genius. So simultaneously reading Labyrinth and Swamplandia! only highlighted how very poorly Russell stacks up. Also, this image depicts what is unfinishable about Swamplandia! when in the hands of someone who is, imho, incapable of handling it. #thankunext #ohhellno

So I release Swamplandia! back to the wild, and continue w Zafon. I also took up another Coyle installment & started Mount Misery today!

Read 1/2, then DNF.

Avanders #LMPBC @chrissyreadit @cobwebmoth @TK421 Nathan — I should be sending it back to you by the end of the week! Also tagging #LMPBC #groupv @maleficentbookdragon @bethm @tk421 (again 😁) @bklover #creaturefeature (edited) 3mo
Susanita I tried to read it three times and finally decided it wasn‘t for me. 3mo
BlameJennyJane That cover though for Swamplandia! 😍 It is odd but I love it. I almost got the book with a far less appealing cover (a gator on it, perhaps) but check the reviews on here and ultimately opted for something else. 3mo
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Chrissyreadit It was a very unpleasant book. 3mo
cobwebmoth I reached a point where I was hate reading it, so I had to bail. I don't have the emotional energy for some books. 3mo
Avanders @Susanita There are people who really enjoyed the book... i think it‘s just fine to not be in that group 😆 @BlameJennyJane it‘s a great visual/cover, I agree... and it‘s high-concept and maybe could have been good in someone else‘s hands.. 🤷🏽‍♀️ @chrissyreadit And way to go, finishing it!! 👏🏽👏🏽 @cobwebmoth right. I think that‘s the perfect time to bail on a book... when you‘re hating reading it! 👿🤢👋🏽 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders I had to finish- I hate feeling anxious about a character. 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ohh yeah, I can see that. 😔 Well, I don‘t know if I‘m on a roll or if the books are, but I am skewering my current read.... It‘s one of the worst books I‘ve ever read... maybe it‘s just me 🤷🏽‍♀️😆 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders what is it? 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders just saw this response! I am not getting notifications for some comments. So odd. 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit same issue! @MaleficentBookDragon tagged me a few days ago and I never got notification! Boooo 3mo
Chrissyreadit Double boo. 3mo
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And then the books!!! I‘m so excited about every one of these!! I love that you picked some that weren‘t on my TBR — you did a great job!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 And Thank you for including the postcards! I‘ll definitely tell you what I thought about the books! 🤗♥️🥰 Thank you Thank you @Soubhiville !! ♥️♥️♥️
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squirrelbrain Wow! They all look fab! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
Soubhiville You‘re so welcome! 💕💕💕 3mo
Bklover Great stuff Soubhi! @Soubhiville 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon ♥♥♥ James Rollins! 3mo
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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Oooh Thank you so much @Soubhiville for such an amazing, thoughtful, & fun package!!! This is just the non-books! 🤭 I‘m so excited about not 1, but 2 book sleeves!! The mug (fantasy!) & socks are perfect; the pencil case 😂 & book plates will go to great use; the bookmark, stickers, & awesome unicorn flags likewise; & the chocolates are such fun choices!! I also love your note & how much thought you put into this! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
#SummerSantaGoesPostal

4thhouseontheleft Those unicorn tabs!! 🦄 😍 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love the book sleeves 😍👏 3mo
monalyisha @4thhouseontheleft I was just about to say the same! They‘re so cute! 🦄 3mo
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squirrelbrain I love the book sleeves too @erzascarletbookgasm ! What a fab package from @Soubhiville ❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville is awesome 🙌🏻💞 3mo
Soubhiville Yay! I‘m so glad you like it! My mom made the booksleeves 😊 3mo
Bklover @Soubhiville Those booksleeves are amazing! Great job Soubhi-mom! 3mo
Avanders @Soubhiville that‘s awesome!! She‘s wonderful! ♥️♥️ 3mo
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The Corset | Laura Purcell
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... @ofbooksandme ? Did you send me this super exciting book surprise? Sounds suuuuper up my alley!! ♥️🥰🌈

ofbooksandme Yes! It was the last part of my gifts for you for being so lovely and helpful. 3mo
Avanders @ofbooksandme thank you so much!!! 🤗🥰🤗🥰 So very generous and sweet of you ☺️ And you‘re quite welcome — thank *you* for being such a good sport and for being so flexible! ♥️♥️ 3mo
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Bookachino Coffee Books & Magazines | Macao, Macao (Bookstore)
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Fun mail day!
#ColormeReadswap packages sent — @Q84 be on the lookout for the bottom 2!
#coffeebeanbookclub package sent to you @MommyOfTwo !
And a little present for you too @Mommamanzi !
♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Marmie7 Is this our last month for #coffeebeanbookclub? Lol, just trying to keep track, I don't want it to end! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Avanders @Marmie7 I don‘t know.. I know a lot of people are getting their book back this month, but I think there may be a couple people who still get a book after this month... I‘m in wait-and-see-land ☺️ You have mine? (And I totally agree — I‘m never ready for #cbbc to end!) 3mo
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Marmie7 @Avanders I didn't get a book this month yet🤔 3mo
BethM I think sept may be the last month? So for example I send @BookwormAHN back her book in July but will get at least one more in August before I get mine back. @Mommamanzi I can‘t thank you enough- this has been my favorite Litsy experience. 3mo
Mommamanzi @Marmie7 @Avanders there is someone who had dropped out that is not responding to emails that possibly has TWO books. With all the drop outs I‘m unsure of who‘s she has. Expect an email tonight for just a check in on who all has what book. Some people have two some people have no book. I personally have @BethM book (and am loving it). That means I have one more book after Beth‘s before I get mine back. 3mo
BethM @Mommamanzi I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! I‘m also sorry that this round has been such a struggle. 3mo
Avanders @Mommamanzi @bethm buuummer about the non-responder! So. Frustrating. But those of us still around all love it anyway, snags notwithstanding 😘🤗🥰 Thank you for all the extra work you‘ve put in!! ♥️♥️ 3mo
Q84 They were both on my porch when I came home today! 3mo
Avanders @Q84 sweet!! Sorry for the repost .. was just fixing the tag 😬😘 3mo
Q84 😀 no worries 3mo
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Big day!! #bookmail #reallifestufftoo

🦈Received my #LMPBC #groupv Round 6 book — #creaturefeature
🧜🏼‍♀️Received my #reallifebookgroup book
👩🏽‍💻Accepted an offer for a new job ... I may now be in charge of other people... 😳🤓

hermyknee That‘s awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!🎉🎈🎊 3mo
MallenNC Congratulations on your job! I loved Say Nothing. It‘s great. 3mo
cobwebmoth Congrats!😘 3mo
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vkois88 Yay!!! Congrats ❤❤❤ 3mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 3mo
Avanders @hermyknee @mallennc @cobwebmoth @vkois88 @soubhiville thanks all!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Also, I‘ve heard so many good things about the book @mallennc — can‘t wait to get to it! 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations on the new job! 🙌🙌🙌 3mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 3mo
Megabooks Awesome! Congratulations!! 🍾🎉 3mo
mabell Congrats on the new job! 🎉🎉 3mo
Laughterhp Congrats! 🎉 3mo
Avanders @Kalalalatja @trishb @megabooks @mabell @laughterhp Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Congrats on the new job!🎉🎉🎉 3mo
BookNAround Congrats on the new job!!! 3mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon @BookNAround Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit Congratulations!!!!🎉🎊🎈❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🙌👏 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 exciting! 👍🏽🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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Found on @RealLifeReading ‘s page 😄
🎠 Ann M. Martin (Babysitters‘ Club!)
🎠 Alice in Wonderland 👧🏼🐇⏱
🎠 A is for Atom (see tagged!)
🎠 Angel & Bavar
🎠 Arcadia by Iain Pears

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Mount Misery | Angelo Peluso
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Alright! As probably expected at this point, I picked my #LMPBC #groupv book! 👏🏽👏🏽 It will arrive from good ol‘ Amazon tomorrow! @MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover @BethM

Also, @ofbooksandme I assume this fantastic bag is from you?? Love it!! Thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️ #SFMBC

BethM Woot woot! 3mo
BethM Btw am I supposed to include a journal or just the book? 3mo
Avanders @BethM I don‘t think we‘ve talked about how the group wants to handle things yet... but I‘d say a journal is often nice... it might depend on how you‘re adding notes (eg @Chrissyreadit used stickies last round!) or how much writing space there is in the book? I‘m tagging the others for input tho ☺️ @MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover 3mo
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Chrissyreadit @BethM I‘ve loved stickies and having book journal included, but I also wrote in books. (edited) 3mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit well have to talk about our group too! 3mo
ofbooksandme Yes, it's it is. Glad you like it 3mo
TK421 I'm completely fine with writing notes or comments in the book. I'll include a small journal for longer comments, or your final thoughts or review. If we are all going to write in the books should we all choose a different color of ink? @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon @Bklover @BethM 3mo
Bklover Mine is a mass market paperback so not a whole lot of room. I love the idea of stickies for brief comments and the journal for longer/summary? I also love writing in books! And @TK421 I‘ll use red ink if that‘s all right with everyone. @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon @BethM 3mo
TK421 @Bklover that's fine with me. I'll use green!😊 3mo
Bklover Perfect! @TK421 (edited) 3mo
BethM I‘ll use purple! I‘m off to B&N after a pedicure! 3mo
Avanders @ofbooksandme love it! Already using it 🥰🥰 3mo
Avanders I‘m cool w however we want to handle it, even in the moment. Write in the book, use a stickie, use the journal, it‘s all good. As for ink, @MaleficentBookDragon I think @TK421 is using green (see above 😉). You pick otherwise and I‘ll take the remainder — I have lots of pens 😁 @bklover @bethm 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Good catch @Avanders Hmmm. I'll take blue. 3mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon 😉 ok I‘ll take.... honestly, It‘ll prob be black. 😔 But I‘ll try to remember to bring one of my “funner” colors home from work 😁 pink? Orange? Turquoise? Lime? 3mo
Avanders @Bklover sweet! And I see @bethm has purple... and a pedicure. I need a pedicure.... 🦶🏽💅🏾👡 3mo
BethM @Avanders it was lovely, I get maybe one a year so it was definitely a treat. 3mo
Avanders @BethM yay I‘m so happy for you! I love pedis .. so relaxing. 😌 3mo
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Staycation Anti-Travel Journal | Dragon Dragon Dragon Dragon Travel Journals
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#StaycationInTimeSwap #SITS
@Chrissyreadit

Now just for the interminable passage of time (ha) waiting for things that could take up to 45 days to get to me?! Ah well.... seems I have time (lol 😆)

Chrissyreadit Ha!!! I‘m so ridiculous with excitement!! 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit lol I‘m really excited too!! I had to do *research*! 😳 But now I want to read everything I‘m sending 😁😁 3mo
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Asteroid Made of Dragons | G. Derek Adams
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Ok.. based on prior comments and the fact that the Roanoke Ridge book has become unavailable (weird).... here are my current thoughts. Let me know what you think!
@MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover @BethM
#LMPBC #groupv

And now I‘m going to check out and be MIA ‘til tonight...

TK421 Mount Misery looks pretty good. I actually haven't read any of these. 3mo
Cathythoughts Love your new pic !! Beautiful 3mo
Geeklet Hyperion is very good! It‘s an interesting spin on a Canterbury Tales style of story. Every narrator has a good story to tell. 3mo
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Avanders @TK421 ok awesome 😁 3mo
Avanders @Cathythoughts aww thank you! 🥰 3mo
Avanders @Geeklet ok good to know! Sounds great!! Would you agree it fits into the “creature feature” category? 3mo
Geeklet @Avanders There‘s definitely a few weird creatures, especially the Shrike. They‘re not the biggest part of the story but they play a very important role in motivating the characters towards their goal. 3mo
Avanders @Geeklet sounds like creature feature to me! 😁 thanks! 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon I was thinking of doing Mount Misery myself so I vote for that one. 3mo
Bklover Any of them are fine with me. I‘ve already read The Watchers, but the rest all look good! (edited) 3mo
Avanders @Bklover I think you and @MaleficentBookDragon have both read Watchers already — I‘ll just have to read that on my own time ☺️ I‘m leaning toward Mount Misery 😁 3mo
Bklover Sounds good! 3mo
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Watchers | Dean Koontz
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Okay #groupv #LMPBC (which I had definitively said I could not do this round 😳🤭)... here are my thoughts on a #creaturefeature at this time... I looked most of these up! I only own 1 of them, but I‘ve read none. 😁

Let me know thoughts!!
@TK421 @MaleficentBookDragon @Bklover @BethM (I‘ve tagged you too, just in case 😉)

BethM @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon I guess I‘m in 😂I didn‘t think I could be because you all had 4. Can you give me a run down of what to do? Just pick books I have but haven‘t read that fit the theme and then we vote? 3mo
Avanders @BethM @MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover I don‘t think 5 is much different than 4, and I‘m down with a 5th! I assume Nathan and Missy are cool too?? Plus, that would take us into the cooler months, and it‘ll be fun to be reading these then! And yes, Beth, were just posting ideas now. I‘m not sure if we vote or if we just each pick our book based on whatever comments we get? It‘s up to you all! I‘m cool w whatever. 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
Bklover I read Watchers decades ago but it‘s awesome! Any of them are fine with me! 3mo
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Bklover And Yay, Beth!!!!! Heck yeah!! 3mo
Martyn_J_Pass Triffids!!! Awesome book! 3mo
TK421 Watchers and Roanoke Ridge have both got me interested. Welcome to the group @BethM ! 3mo
Avanders @Martyn_J_Pass it‘s been on my list for a while!! @bklover sweet! 💃🏽💃🏽 @tk421 awesome, thanks! 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
BethM @TK421 nope. 3mo
Avanders @TK421 not me either — looks good! 3mo
BethM I‘ve read none. 3mo
BethM Do aliens count as creatures? 3mo
Avanders I would think so! @MaleficentBookDragon @bklover @tk421 different thoughts? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3mo
TK421 If it's alive, then I guess technically it's a creature. 👽 3mo
BethM @TK421 I have a lot of vampires and werewolves which I don‘t think count so I‘m trying to look up books since I don‘t own any 😂 3mo
Avanders @BethM hmm 🤔 I don‘t know about vampires 🤷🏽‍♀️ but I think werewolves count! I had to do some “research” too 😁😁 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @BethM werewolves ALWAYS count! I was thinking about The Howling myself. 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 Is that a book they based The Quiet Place on? It sounds good. 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Ok I just looked up Roanoke Ridge. I vote for that one too! 3mo
BethM @MaleficentBookDragon that werewolf one sounds good too! 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Just a touch behind this time 😁 Thanks for the tags @LibrarianRyan and @Nessavamusic ! 😘😘

1. Curious, Impressionable, Entertained 🤓
2. It‘s a tough call b/t my chair (La-z-boy leather recliner on left) & a bath many nights...
3. Buggy = Tasmanian Devil 😈
4. 👌🏽

1. Yes!
2. Yes! .. a yr ago?
3. Wild: 🐙; zoo: 🦚! They roam free at our zoo 😊
4. Yes‘ish: Bobcat (wild); yes: some sea creature 😳😊
5. 👌🏽

#thursdaysurvey #wondrouswednesday

vkois88 Thank you for the tag! These are fun 🤗🤗🤗 3mo
tournevis 😘😘😘😘😘😘 3mo
BethM Roam free?! 3mo
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Avanders @BethM free! Like. Walk up to you, free. Well. I don‘t know if they can leave the zoo... 🤷🏽‍♀️ I‘ve never seen them out & about in the city! 😆 3mo
BethM Omg I totally want to go. 3mo
Eggs Double play!! I could melt in that chair! 3mo
Avanders @BethM It‘s a surprisingly good zoo for this city! They also do weekly concerts at the zoo, so you can wander around and listen to music while visiting animals. My friend and I saw Indigo Girls that way in ~2005. ♥️ 3mo
Avanders @Eggs lol always fun to double up 😁 I *do* melt in the chair. It was *such* the right choice for me 🥰🥰 3mo
ravenlee The Omaha Zoo has free-roaming peacocks, too - and they get a little aggressive when they want food. We learned that when my then-toddler was snacking on those puff things and it turns out the peacocks like them, too! Throw them and run! 3mo
Avanders @ravenlee 🤭🤭 I‘ll keep that in mind next time I bring my toddler!! 3mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Bottom right fan art is my favorite. 😁 I thoroughly enjoyed this dark urban fantasy heist story! It‘s the first in a duology, & though I usually prefer my series installments to have completeness in themselves, I nonetheless loved the way this one ended. Kaz is the ultimate antihero and I can‘t wait to read more set in the Grishaverse! 4.5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

(I also can‘t wait to see it on Netflix!)

Oh ps: #SFMBC on its way to you @cobwebmoth !

HOTPock3tt Can I read it by itself or do I need to start with shadow and bone? 3mo
Avanders @HOTPock3tt I haven‘t read any of the Shadow and Bone books yet, so you can definitely read it without them... there‘s a little world-building in the beginning, but it picks up quite a bit of pace after that! 3mo
cobwebmoth Thanks!😘 Also, love your new profile pic!❤ 3mo
Avanders @cobwebmoth thanks lady! 😊♥️ 3mo
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