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I'm a Hygge girl, in a Hygge world. On LT I'm avanders; on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/avanders
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Yay! Local bookstore coming through with some fun new finds, including the Witch of the Winter Moon by a local ABQ author and the super fun looking tagged w sprayed pages 😍

Our book for my #RealLifeBookGroup - Weyward - I had to get from Target though 😯

BookmarkTavern I really enjoyed the tagged book! 💕 7d
BethM Totally have the tagged on my tbr list! 6d
Avanders @BookmarkTavern good to know!! 😄 and @BethM happy to pass it on once I‘ve read it ☺️ 5d
BethM #cbbc news in your email @Avanders ! 16h
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Live and Let Chai | Bree Baker
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Captured: Buggy sitting in his book nook (closet), reading 4 books at once 😂😍

Also, received this new long-anticipated book (I‘ve met Vladeck on numerous occasions and find him intelligent and engaging… let‘s see if he‘s also a good writer ;))

And the tagged is my chosen book for June for #SeasonalCozies (summer). 🧊🍹☀️🌸🪻

Soubhiville Oh my gosh that‘s adorable! 3w
TEArificbooks Love that cozy series 3w
Ruthiella So cute! 😊 3w
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Texreader Now that‘s a child that‘s being raised perfectly! A book closet! 💜 Four books at a time! ❤️ 3w
julieclair Oh my goodness, that little cutie pie!!! 💙💙💙 3w
mabell Love it! 🥰 3w
Gissy Hi Buggy🖖!❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Avanders @TEArificbooks can‘t wait to read it! I have a 5-day weekend coming up… 🤔☺️ 5d
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It‘s that time of the month!!

So for #bookofthemonth #botm I was disappointed, but kind of accidentally picked an audio book — hey, something to try (not the author, who I like, but audio through BOTM 🤔)! Let‘s see if I can listen at speed 😉

But #aardvark #aardvarkbookclub did not disappoint! So excited 👏🏽👏🏽 (the 3 in the upper left)

Also, here are 3 of my current reads… the Lawrence is pretty dense, but so interesting— anyone read it??

AmyG I enjoyed The Marsh King‘s Daughter. 3w
Avanders @AmyG it‘s so interesting so far! ☺️ 3w
AardvarkBookClub Wahooo!!! Happy June box!! 📦💞 3w
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Page 1 Bookstore | Albuquerque, NM (Bookstore)
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New books!
The bottom (also shown with dust cover off and with front cover shown, along w World of Wonders 🤩) is a gift from a friend — brought from London! She knows how I feel about their pretty covers 😉

The next 2 are regular old purchases (😎) from my favorite local book store (tagged)

And the top was a gift from SIL that I‘ve been wanting for a while!


TheBookHippie World of Wonders is such a pretty book inside and out. 🙃 3w
Avanders @TheBookHippie I know, it was essentially impossible to pass it by 😁🤭 3w
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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I did a thing…. Or 2! 🫣 (signed up for pending swaps, yay! 🎉)

@thebacklistbook #autumncomfortswap

@Chrissyreadit @DinoMom #staycationintime24

AmyG 🙌🏻 4w
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 4w
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Tress of the Emerald Sea | Brandon Sanderson
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Even though I have the tagged in audio and kindle (Kickstarter campaign), I had to have it in paperback too 🤦🏽‍♀️

Also discovered this beaut at Barnes today — anyone read it?

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The Garden | Clare Beams
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Received #aardvark #aardvarkbookclub and #botm #bookofthemonth books! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Did anyone else get Volume 0, the short story collection??

Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes | Karen Rose Smith
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Posting timely! 🤓🙂‍↕️

It‘s Sun eve & it‘s #hyggehappyhour or #hyggereadinghour or #hyggeforthewin … 😜 Just finished What Mother Won‘t Tell Me (3.5 ⭐️), and starting the tagged for #SeasonalCozies for May! (Mother‘s Day + tea 😉)

Also tried to read You Be Mother… did not enjoy it. Cut out at p. 100… maybe some feedback from #RealLifeBookGroup (rlbg) will persuade me to keep going. For now, a bail.

But read next month‘s #rlbg also: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😄

Chrissyreadit 🎉💛🎉💛🎉💛 2mo
julieclair I can‘t resist a cover with a tea pot! 🫣 Hope you enjoy it! 2mo
CarolynM I‘ve read a few in that Karen Rose Smith series. They‘re fun. Enjoy! 2mo
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Page 1 Bookstore | Albuquerque, NM (Bookstore)
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My office was doing a special Olympics fundraiser at Barnes today… so I *had* to buy some books. 😁 These looked fun… anyone read any?

Oh yes of course I also went to my favorite independent bookstore today (tagged) — we bought bugga a bunch of things. 😄

BethM Just like there was a free rummage sale at a school letting you shop their scholastic book fair today… clearly we had to support it. 2mo
Avanders @BethM lol obvi 😂🫢 2mo
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Sociopath: A Memoir | Patric Gagne
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Acquired: Destroyer of Worlds, 3 (grouped) books related to autism, and the tagged, which I am *geeked* about

Read: Ghostwritten - 4 horror novellas on how books can be evil ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reading: Emotional Vampires - so far, en-💡-ning and Murder at the PTA (for #seasonalcozies & great so far!!).

Found: these amazing fish stickers. 🫢🤩

Not separately depicted: enjoying #hyggereadinghour

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛💛 3mo
TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍🤍 3mo
julieclair Those stickers!!!! 😂😂🐟🐠🐡 2mo
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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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Welp, I did it. 🥸 #botm #bookofthemonth

Also, did you know these cookies existed?! 💜🤍

AmyG Ha….I saw the cookies and said to myself “WHAT IS THIS?” 🤣 3mo
Avanders @AmyG lol same reaction! 🤣🤤 3mo
mabell @AmyG @Avanders My mom loves the London fog tea latte! Not sure how she would feel about the cookies 😂 3mo
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Avanders @mabell London fog is one of my faaaavorites (has she had Satellite‘s version?)… the cookies are on point, if a smidge sweet. I actually found them perfect dipped in coffee… 🤔☕️ 3mo
TheBookHippie Ohmyword!! Looks yummm 3mo
mabell @Avanders No, I don‘t think so! I‘ll have to mention it to her! Interesting combo with coffee, but it sounds yummy 😄 3mo
tpixie @Avanders oh my! Those cooks sound great!! 2mo
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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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@AardvarkBookClub #aardvarkbookclub #aardvark picks: easy… there was even 1 more I was seriously considering! 🎉

#botm #bookofthemonth not as much… anyone read this? Thoughts? Nothing else really spoke to any desire to acquire immediately/in hardback… 🤔

vlwelser I wanted every single one of these Aardvark picks. 3mo
Megabooks I‘m on the library list for Husbands. It sounds cool! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
BookNAround The owner of my local indie and the bookseller whose taste I jibe with the most both thought The Husbands was super fun. 3mo
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Kitta I wasn‘t loving the BOTM selections either this month. I went for the historical fiction. 3mo
Avanders @vlwelser I know they‘re so good at picking!! 😎 @Megabooks yeah I totally gave in 🥸🫣 @BookNAround nice - “super fun” is right up my alley 😄 @Kitta I could see that - the historical fiction also sounded interesting! I gave in w this one and then added another bc they told me it was my birthday month! (I mean, I knew that, but I forgot it came w a perk 😁) 3mo
Kitta @Avanders happy birthday month! 3mo
Avanders @Kitta thank you! 🥳☺️ 3mo
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I flew through this and loved it. Maybe it wasn‘t *perfect* but it‘ll sit there in my brain for a long time, and what more can I really ask for…

(& another solid pick from @AardvarkBookClub 🎉)

tpixie We read her 1st book for #litsybookclub 3mo
Avanders @tpixie ooh I don‘t think I‘ve read anything else by her, so I‘ll have to check it out! 3mo
tpixie @Avanders 🩷 I do tend to like @Sourcebooks Books! (edited) 3mo
Avanders @tpixie good to know! ♥️ (edited) 3mo
tpixie @Avanders 🩷 3mo
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Murder at the PTA | Lee Hollis
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Ah-hah! Found this at the *other* Barnes (other side of town ;)) and will choose this for #seasonalcozies for April. Why? Because, in an ill-advised move last month, I agreed to be voted in as pta president next month (April). 🫣

MaureenMc Good luck! 👍 (from a past-president of the PTO) 😁 3mo
ElizaMarie oooo good luck with the PTA! Sounds super stressful! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Happy reading and PTA-ing! 😁 3mo
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julieclair Good for you for being willing to devote your time to making school a great experience for all students! You are doing good work . Wishing you all the best! (Like @MaureenMc , I am also a PTA past-president for both elementary and middle school.) 3mo
Avanders @MaureenMc @ElizaMarie @UwannaPublishme @julieclair Thanks all! 🥰♥️ I‘m happy to do it, just worried about my already tight time… 🫣☺️ 3mo
julieclair @Avanders I hear you about the time thing. ⏰ 😘 3mo
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The Curator | Owen King
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Ok! Went to DC last week for OA at the Sup Ct (so cool), & had a nighttime stroll past the white house w sis ☺️ (yes, I was exhausted🥱)

Also spotted Ikigai on living long & happy life… 🤔 curious how it contrasts w hygge…

And picked up a few books at Page 1. I was thinking of reading birthday murder for #seasonalcozies, but I think I‘m done w Meier after this month‘s (Patty‘s day), which I‘m struggling to finish. 🍀👎🏽

Anyone read the tagged?

Ruthiella Wow, you totally look like sisters! Great photo. 🤩 3mo
TieDyeDude Sounds like an interesting trip! 3mo
julieclair What a special trip! So glad you had fun. I hear you on Leslie Meier. I usually enjoy her books, but don‘t want to read her two months in a row. 3mo
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Chrissyreadit 🎉💛🎉💛🎉💛 3mo
Avanders @Ruthiella thanks! 😘 @TieDyeDude it really was! I‘ve been to DC a few times, but I think this was definitely the most interesting 🤓 @julieclair thanks! And yeah… I can‘t quite put my finger on why I can‘t quickly read her books… 🤔 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ☺️😘♥️ 3mo
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Annie Bot | Sierra Greer
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The vast majority of this was deeply unsettling and uncomfortable for me. I don‘t know how to commend this more than: 🤢😭🤯♥️. 5 glowing stars.

#botm #bookofthemonth

AmyG 😬 3mo
Avanders @AmyG lol yep… 😅 3mo
Avanders I should have mentioned this earlier — there are definitely triggers here — sex, abuse, and gaslighting type triggers. 3mo
BethM This sounds way to real lifey for me 😂 3mo
Avanders @BethM lol it is!! Which is funny given that it‘s about a robot 😜 3mo
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The Tainted Cup | Robert Jackson Bennett
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This book was absolutely bloody brilliant. Thank you @AardvarkBookClub for picking a book from one of my favorite authors! ♥️

Also, here‘s my #botm #bookofthemonth selection … and getting ready to read St Patty‘s Murder for #SeasonalCozies 🍀🔪🩸

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The Fox Wife: A Novel | Yangsze Choo
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Ugh… more than halfway through the month I #unskipped #botm #bookofthemonth for these…. What is wrong with me?! 😩😩

Also reading this lovely cozy for #SeasonalCozies 😄👏🏽👏🏽

Sadly, I‘m not available to do #Hyggehour this week because I‘m at work (taking a quick break 🥸), but I read the cozy earlier today in an attempt to find a little relaxation ☺️🥰

(Did I tag the right people? 😬)

TheBookHippie 💕💕💕💕💕💕 I think so, yes. I cancelled alllll my book subscriptions. I have to read my TBR 🤣😩🫣😝🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🙃👀 4mo
Chrissyreadit I should cancel…. i have an unread literal bookcase … 4mo
Chrissyreadit #hyggehour can be whenever you make it 😘 4mo
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julieclair I‘m glad you‘re enjoying the cozy! And as for the unskipping… there‘s nothing wrong with you that isn‘t wrong with all the rest of us, too! 🤪 We‘ve all been there! 🤓 4mo
AllDebooks Life is all about adjustments. The important thing is you made time for yourself to relax x 4mo
BookBelle84 The Fox Wife is amazing! 4mo
BethM The cozy looks good! 4mo
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Life! Events! Things!

Reading the tagged for #RealLifeBookGroup - I wasn‘t loving it at first, but I think we‘ve just turned a corner… 🤔

Went to my favorite local bookstore and got this fun stack… note that bottom book that looks like it fits in is, in fact, non-fiction 🤭

And got this lovely sweet v-day card/stickers/bookmark from the ever thoughtful @Chrissyreadit - thank you!! Mal loved the stickers ☺️🥰💖💝💘

Trying to find peace.🧘🏽‍♀️

Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘😘 4mo
Reggie Signal to Noise!!!❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Avanders @Reggie ooh yay!! I love her and am happy to get that feedback!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ (edited) 4mo
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I did it! But I forgot to take a picture… so I‘m posting a pic of my sister‘s hyggeligt space & cat (you can‘t see it all clearly, but lots of pillows & blankets!) 😉. I participated in #hyggehour with y‘all last night, reading Inland.

I also finished my #SeasonalCozies pick for January yesterday (meh 2.5 ⭐️).

And in searching for hygge images, I discovered this candle I must have and this podcast I must check out!

Happy Monday all! 😅🩵

Chrissyreadit 🎉🩵🎉🩵 we will be continuing a weekly Sunday night Hygge Hour !!! 5mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit can you tag me next time? 5mo
AllDebooks So glad you joined us x 5mo
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AllDebooks @BethM of course, added to taglist x 5mo
TheBookHippie 🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶 5mo
julieclair Too bad New Year New Murder was not so great. The cover looks so promising! 5mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit yay!! 🎉🩵🤍💙🎉 5mo
Avanders @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie 🥰😘💙🤍🩵 5mo
Avanders @julieclair yeah… it probably suffered a little from being #17 in the series (but 1 to me), but my biggest gripe was it wasn‘t a mystery that felt solvable by the reader… guessable, but not solvable until it was solved. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I always feel let down by those… 5mo
julieclair That makes sense, like you you were denied the satisfaction of solving it in advance. (edited) 5mo
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After a long week, I left work early, went to my favorite local bookstore, and bought some books w store credit (including my February pick for #SeasonalCozies (tagged)).

Now, eating spinach & feta cheesy bread, having a drink, and zoning dowwwwnnn. 😌

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Ruthiella Sounds like a perfect Friday evening! 👍 5mo
BethM I‘ve never read Leslie Meier, so I feel like I probably should? lol. What‘s #seasonalcozies ? 5mo
Avanders @Ruthiella I fell asleep so early… 🤭 5mo
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Avanders @BethM I‘ve only read 1 of hers so far, I think, & it wasn‘t the 1st in the series & it was before I was really into cozies … but she has a lot of the holiday-focused ones so she‘s a good source for #seasonalcozies, which, to answer your question is something @julieclair started where we read 1 cozy per month that we pick specifically for that month for whatever reason. Low pressure buddy reading ☺️ Join us! If you can‘t read a month, no worries! 5mo
julieclair Sounds like a perfect way to start a weekend! And... I think I spy your March pick in that pile, too. 😉☘️ 5mo
BethM @julieclair can you add me to the list please! 5mo
julieclair @BethM we'd love to have you join us for #SeasonalCozies! Just let me know and I'll add you to the tag list. We also have a StoryGraph challenge if you like to do those: https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/eea8f8fe-5afb-495b-8c57-9c1c5be... 5mo
Avanders @julieclair you do! And April too… 🫢 5mo
julieclair @BethM So happy to have you with us! Adding you to the tag list now. 😃 5mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Oof guys. This genre is a rough one for me, especially when my brain is struggling with focus! But I‘ve been pushing through and, just past the halfway mark, I think I might actually finish in time for #RealLifeBookGroup next weekend! 🤞🏽

Also, it *has* improved as a read for me with progress… it helped that one of my friends put so eloquently why she felt Nora‘s story was such a page turner: will she ever get a drink of water?! 💦🤭

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Out with the old, in with the new!

Barely scraped by with my goal this year, reading The Pale House Devil today! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ weird, dark, and fun. ☺️

And received the tagged from Penguin Random House as one of their final reading rewards (program ending 🙁) - anyone read it?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m almost finished with The Frozen River and it‘s so good! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 6mo
intothehallofbooks The Frozen River is fantastic! 6mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve read it, it‘s great! 6mo
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UwannaPublishme Happy New Year! 🤗👋🏻🎉 6mo
chapter_fifty2017 Am starting demon copperhead this January too😊👍💕 6mo
Avanders @UwannaPublishme happy new year to you! 🎆🎇💙 5mo
Avanders @chapter_fifty2017 hope you‘re enjoying it! ☺️💕 5mo
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The Pale House Devil | Richard Kadrey
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Finishing the year with the tagged…
And the 5 books I‘m starting 2024 with!

4 of those are #RealLifeBookGroup books (switching to audio for Demon Copperhead), and the cozy is for #seasonalCozies.

Happy New Year all!

Gissy Great selection to start the new year📚🤗
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This is not the tagged book.. which doesn‘t appear to be in the system yet. But this is what I‘m planning to read for January for #SeasonalCozies

Such a great idea @julieclair !


julieclair This one looks perfect for January! 6mo
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Picked up this beaut‘ with Barnes points today… paid $0.22 😁😁

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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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1- I did! I had to modify it *down* twice though 😞 Hoping this year is different! I am 1 book shy of my final goal…. Must getterdone!
2- 😬 Maybe the tagged book if I finish it?
3- The September House 🤩

Thanks for the tag @BethM 😘♥️

#WondrousWednesday (you know, or Friday…)

Eggs Congratulations on the goal👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Post-Christmas Barnes & Noble sale? Don‘t mind if I do…. 🤩🤩

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Five Winters | Kitty Johnson
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And a continued celebration of Jólabólaflóð!

THANK YOU @mom2bugnbee for this perfectly winter book and yummy chocolate!! With my planned break from work, I‘m hoping to actually get a chance to start reading again! ☺️



mom2bugnbee You're welcome! Glad that the USPS & I could extend your holiday! 😂 6mo
BethM Oooh how long do you get to read? I miss having vacation I could use at this time of year. 6mo
Avanders @BethM I had to take off nearly 3 weeks!! 😯😯 Not that that‘s all reading time and I haven‘t made *much* progress yet 😬 But I agree — a vacation when you get to actually read? Sounds bliss 😌🥰 6mo
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Happy Jólabókaflód part 2!

Here‘re the family‘s treats…

Bugga is really excited about all holidays and we found some extra books to help him (and us all) with understanding ☺️

LeCarre for husband, bada$$ for little sister, Harvest for big sister, and Episode 13 for me.

Also, yes, chocolate abounds. ☺️

AmyG Merry Christmas!🎄 6mo
mabell I just read the Hanukkah book to Sophie! It was very well done. And I definitely don‘t have the BB Night Before Christmas in my collection! 😄 6mo
Chrissyreadit Merry Christmas ❤️🤍❤️🤍 6mo
Avanders @mabell I agree! It is so cool how much he‘s into holidays this year… he was also aware of Human Rights Day (he kept saying Happy Human Day) and Winter Solstice (Happy Winter Day ;)) Hope you had a Merry Christmas!! ♥️🎄😘 6mo
BethM I love this! 6mo
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The God of Endings: A Novel | Jacqueline Holland
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Oooooh thank you @Readergrrl for this perfect #jolabokaflodswap pick!! I‘m so excited!! And thank you for the perfect picks of chocolate too!!

Happy Jólabókaflód all!!

Also thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting my favorite book swap!! ??

Readergrrl I‘m so glad you liked it! This novel was one of my favorite reads this year. I hope you love it as much as I did! Happy JólabókaflóðSwap! 6mo
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Oh Chrissy, what a wonderful self-care/housewarming/Christmas package!! 💖💖💖 Thank you!! Everything is so perfect, and hyggeligt and thoughtful. And the card is so beautiful - did you make that? So excited for everything!

*not pictured: 2 ornaments that bugga hung immediately 😉

Chrissyreadit glad you liked everything- i bought the PDF of card from Etsy and printed it. so sort of made….. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday! 6mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit you too!! 💙❄️🤍 6mo
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Hi all!! I received packages!! I realized I hadn‘t posted re my first #jolabokaflodswap package yet - sorry! I got it! And I also received a package from you @Chrissyreadit !! 🤩🤩 so exciting!! 😄🥰

I also baaaaaked again! 🙌🏽 even though our kitchen is tiny, I‘m so happy I can take complete possession of it for several hours … well, it & most of the rest of our home 😁

And also? Upper right? Yep…. 😅

Happy December all! ❄️☃️🩵💙🤍

dabbe 🤩 6mo
Chrissyreadit hope you open it! it was meant for housewarming ish 6mo
Chrissyreadit also YUM! 6mo
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TheBookHippie Yummmmmm 6mo
AmyG Your cookies look amazing! 6mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit oooooh thank you - buggy and I will get right on that! 😄🥰😘😘 6mo
Avanders @AmyG thank you! We really like to frosting them up 😁😁 6mo
BethM Baking is the best! 6mo
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And some fun holiday thoughts!

My books for #BOTM this month (I hope I get to the tagged this month!!)

Our trees (including outdoor-balcony tree ☺️) and mantle…

My advent calendar this year…

And a book a friend recently gave me — anyone read it?

Happy holidays all!!

Suet624 Fantastic book. My favorite. 6mo
Avanders @Suet624 fresh water for flowers? I‘m so excited to read it! 6mo
Suet624 @Avanders yes…I can‘t describe how intense my love for this book is. My adult children laugh every time I start talking to people about it. They say I get all dreamy. 6mo
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Avanders @Suet624 lol sounds wonderful! The person who gave it to me had similarly strong feelings! 6mo
mabell Love your festive trees! 6mo
Avanders @mabell thank you! ♥️😘 6mo
Chrissyreadit all those stockings!!!! love how you have the Holiday Spirit in full effect! 6mo
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The Christmas Swap | Melody Carlson
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My favorite Christmas Eve tradition … Jólabókaflód!! My #jolabokaflodswap packages have been mailed! ??☕️♥️

Scheduled for arrival in Cali on Friday and in Kentucky on Saturday! ?

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It‘s a good day for Legends & Lattes. What‘s in the cup? Why, a latte of course… ☕️🥛📖

Fall Harvest | Gail Saunders Smith
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Hi all! Happy November!!

Showing Buggy‘s panda costume, our updated post-Halloween mantle, and my #BOTM #BookoftheMonth selections!

Also, don‘t miss it: @MaleficentBookDragon is doing her #Jolabokaflodswap again this year and sign-ups are open!! See her page… 🎄❄️♥️

julieclair I love everything about this post! 🧡 8mo
Gissy How big he is!! How is everything? 🤗🎃 8mo
Reggie Wasn‘t he just a baby, or like a smaller kid? Time flies huh? 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon Love that costume! 8mo
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The September House | Carissa Orlando
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Oooooooh I‘m so excited for both of these!! Thank you @MidnightBookGirl for picking out perfect books for me!! And I love peeps (will save for next cheat day ;)) and those bookmarks are adorable! Thank you!!!! 🧡👻🖤🎃🧡👻🖤🎃

And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting one of my fave swaps!! #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS

BethM Love the new profile pic! 8mo
Avanders @BethM thanks! 🥰😘 8mo
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All Hallows' Eve | Annabelle Jacobs
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Received my #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS package this weekend!! My clever secret sender put *my name* in the from area, so I don‘t know who it‘s from!!🥸🥸

Also super geeked to receive these two stunning books (though journal/planner is not the same kind, they are still books 😉) from Papier. Weird angles to show the gold embellishments. 😍😍

Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Welp, didn‘t take a picture of my #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS package, but I was able to pick up my #BookoftheMonth #BOTM package at the same time, so here‘s a pic of that! So excited for this book… 👏🏽👏🏽

All Hallows Read package headed to the Midwest…. 🤔🤔🤔😉


Falling for Autumn | Sherelle Green
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😍🥰😍🥰😍 You completely spoiled me @MommyOfTwo !! Thank you soo much for everything!! The scarf is soo pretty and soft & I 💗 that it‘s homemade! The snacks are all yummy & keto 🥹 (and buggy very much appreciated the pez 😁); 4 perfect fall flavors from one of my fave coffee cos; the stickies, stickers, bookmarks, pen, and socks are all perfect fall additions, and I can‘t wait to read the books — w and without bugs 😉 Thank you!!!

JamieArc Great package! I‘ll be opening mine this afternoon when I get home from a short vacation! 9mo
ShelleyBooksie Hilarious socks! 9mo
MommyOfTwo Glad you like it all! 9mo
Chrissyreadit 🧡💛🧡💛💛 9mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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My sister bought some fun little Halloween decos to help us settle into the new place…. And I‘ve rearranged my four shelves a little. 😅 Also, we managed to invent space in this place and will be bringing 2 of my favorite bookshelves over! A little breathing room for my books. 🥹🥰

I‘m so happy it‘s fall. 🧡🍁🤎🍂🧡

TheSpineView Cute!🧡🎃 9mo
Deblovestoread Cute decorations! 9mo
Chrissyreadit 🧡💛🧡💛🧡 9mo
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Falling for Autumn | Sherelle Green
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Received my #FallingForFallSwap #FFFS package!! Yay!! Can‘t wait until Oct 1!

In other news…. We can fit 2 bookshelves in our new place!! 💃🏽💃🏽

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 9mo
MommyOfTwo Woohoo! 9mo
MommyOfTwo Your second package is on its way and should be there Saturday, just in time! 🤞 9mo
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Ahw06 Hey @Avanders and @Chrissyreadit 👋🏻 I emailed you all Tuesday evening about my #fffs package I was supposed to receive. I just checked the mail again and it‘s not here 🥺. Do y‘all have any tracking information from the person I was paired with? 9mo
Avanders @Ahw06 ah oh no! Sorry we didn‘t respond!! I will check about tracking…. Your sender is a long-time swapper, so hopefully it‘s almost there!! 9mo
Ahw06 @Avanders thank you!! 9mo
Avanders @MommyOfTwo oooh fun! 🤩😘 9mo
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Welp. We did it. Moved, severely downsized. These, folks, are the *only* books I can fit in the new place (not counting 1 shelf of his, and 1 bookshelf in bugga‘s closet with all of his, of course ;)). Now I just need to rearrange and make decisions about which ones go in front since I clearly overestimated the space 😯

Nonetheless… still acquiring more? 🫣🫣 Anyone read this one?

Also, sooo happy fall is here 🍂🍁🧡♥️💛🍁🍂

BethM Girl when we moved I went from 5 bookcases to two. I have books in closets and clothing trunks lol. Despite that two years later there are again more books in the house 😂 9mo
JamieArc I haven‘t read the Dicker book but it‘s sitting on my shelf waiting for me to. Good luck on finding space for new books 😁😂 9mo
Avanders @BethM oh man, it is so hard downsizing books!! The only real struggle I have 😜 Lol hey, that‘s the only way to live, right?! 9mo
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Avanders @JamieArc oooh fun! 🤩 And lol thanks, I‘m going to need it! 😅 9mo
BethM I literally called my aunt and made her tell me it was ok to get rid of certain series lol 9mo
Avanders @BethM aww that is fair!! 🥹 9mo
Chrissyreadit The Struggle is Real! 9mo
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Witchy | Ariel Ries
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Someone posted this on Fb and I thought…. I know where this belongs. 😏🔮🧙🏽‍♀️

TEArificbooks I went to my Barnes and Noble and they had no witch table yet. I was really disappointed. Thanks for sharing. 10mo
Q84 @TEArificbooks Me too, and they had nothing at all for fall vibe but had their best seller, classics, and the like tables. Sad, really. I was so looking forward to that on my trip into town. 10mo
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Q84 Thanks for sharing 10mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 🧙🏻‍♀️🧡 10mo
BethM Ohhhh yaaaassssss 10mo
Chrissyreadit love this! 9mo
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And @LibrarianRyan ‘s!!

Hey all, It's that time again. It's time for a Spook Makers Swap with the 2023 Nightmare Makers Swap #NMS23 or #NightmareMakersSwap

Basic Rules: you must make your match something, send something for them to make, and at least 1 book.

Interested: https://forms.gle/trkrhv4qvcYtr6Bs6

LibrarianRyan Thank you 10mo
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All Hallows: A Novel | Christopher Golden
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Reposting one of my favorite swaps all year!
See @MaleficentBookDragon :

The spooky season is approaching. That means it's time for this year's #allhallowsreadswap
Sign ups open until September 15th.
Opening Day is October 30th so we all have a scary book to read on Halloween.
We are doing 2 books and a treat again this year.
More info and sign ups are here-

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Also, got Yellowface for #RealLifeBookGroup and … this other book for 50% (hardcover special at Barnes recently). Anyone heard of it??

Bookwormjillk No, but it looks good! 10mo
Avanders @Bookwormjillk doesn‘t it?! 👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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#FallingForFallSwap #FFFS matches sent!
Let us know if you didn‘t receive yours!

@Chrissyreadit and @Avanders

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Avanders Hi @Cupcake12 - could you please confirm you‘ve received your match? Thanks! ☺️ @Chrissyreadit 10mo
Cupcake12 Yes. All received. Xx 10mo
Avanders @Cupcake12 yay! Thanks! 😘 10mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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It‘s haaaappening!!
#FallingforFallSwap #FFFS 2023

QUICK TURNAROUND! Please let people know if you think they‘d be interested.

In-country swaps only (any country; matched within your own country).


Sign-up: 8/16
Matches: 8/18
Ship by: 9/18
Open date: 10/1

**note: participating in this swap does require confirmation of necessary steps, and there will be follow up. ☺️

Deblovestoread Yay! 10mo
Avanders @litsyevents I forgot to tag you! (edited) 10mo
BarbaraJean Yessssss. 10mo
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BookwormAHN I'm in 😺 10mo
JamieArc 🎉🎉🎉 THANK YOU for hosting! 10mo
Mommamanzi So excited!!! 10mo
Meshell1313 Soo excited! Just signed up! Thanks for hosting! 10mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😬 you may have noticed that I presumed you were doing this with me without waiting on confirmation 🫣 I have another pic w your name on it, or I can edit the form text to take you out — up yo you, just let me know! 😘😘 10mo
Chrissyreadit l🤣🤣🤣 i was just about to email to ask if i was doing the checking in and tracking 😘 10mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😁🥸 ok picture changed! 😘🥳 10mo
Cupcake12 Count me in x 10mo
Bklover You are wonderful for hosting! 10mo
BethM I hope this means you‘re back :) 10mo
Avanders @BethM me too 🥹😘 10mo
CSeydel Just signed up 10mo
AmyG Hooray! Fall has arrived. 🤣 10mo
sblbooks I'm in! 10mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!! 10mo
Ahw06 @Mommamanzi thank you for the tag! 10mo
Ahw06 Just signed up! 🎃 @Mommamanzi 10mo
julieclair Yay! Just signed up. Thank you for hosting! 🎃🍂🍁🍂 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Scraped in under the wire!!! 😂 This is one of my favorite swaps, so glad I didn't miss it!! 10mo
Avanders @CSeydel @AmyG @sblbooks @TheBookHippie @Ahw06 @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks yay!!! I‘m so excited!! 🍁🍂🎃🧡💛🍁🍂 10mo
CSeydel Yay! 10mo
LeahBergen Darn, I missed it! 10mo
Avanders @LeahBergen (it‘s still open… 🫢) 10mo
LeahBergen @Avanders Ooo, I‘ll go and quickly sign up! 👏👏 10mo
Avanders @LeahBergen 😘😘 10mo
LeslieO I signed up but just realized I never got a copy of my google form. Am I on the list? 10mo
Avanders @LeslieO I‘m not seeing it… Why don‘t you go in and fill it out again right now… 10mo
LeslieO It says sorry it‘s closed. My own fault. No worries 10mo
Avanders @LeslieO hmm - I reopened it — try reloading? I‘m not doing matches for a other hour so there‘s still time… 😉 10mo
LeslieO 👍 10mo
LeslieO Success! 10mo
LeslieO Thank you! 10mo
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