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BekahPat

Joined September 2016

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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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Everlee Anne & Sabrina the rescue are very curious about Bruce Springsteen‘s memoir. They just want to know if Bruce has a dog.

hermyknee 😍😍😍 3w
dariazeoli This looks like a perfect Sunday! 3w
Leftcoastzen They are so cute! 3w
Texreader What posers!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Very rarely do I finish a book in one sitting but this book never left my hands from the moment I started page 1 until the beautiful end. Highly recommend!

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“When the next generation does not fear offending the previous one, he thinks, this bodes well for the species. Not only that: it‘s the ultimate tribute. The children‘s way of telling their elders, behold your success. You raised us to be free.”⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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“Can I read your book? I find the cover so intriguing.” Please take care of it, it‘s from my Litsy sista @JackOBotts

JackOBotts 🤗🙌🏼I hope you both enjoy!! 5mo
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Today I mourn for someone that had a profound impact on my life. A couple of years ago I picked up “Searching for Sunday: loving, leaving, and finding the church” it was exactly what I needed at that time. Rachel Held Evans your impact has been great and will continue on, but for now I sit heart broken for your family. Thank you for your words, your influence, and your assurance that I am not alone in all my questions and doubts

LauraBeth She was a beautiful soul ❤️ 5mo
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This morning I picked up a book that has been hanging out on my unread shelf for too long. The story caught my attention from page 1 and I love the cover (minus the annoying Bookclub label, but I guess that label does help sales) #weekendreads

Clwojick I loved this one ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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When visiting one of my favorite indie bookstores #murderbythebook the bookseller pressed this into my hands and assured me I would love it. Spot on. It hit all the gothic mystery elements that I love. An old school, a book intertwined with a book, a diary. I hope to read more of Elly Griffiths very soon.

JackOBotts Sounds like a great read! 6mo
LiteraryinLititz Her Ruth Galloway series is good! 5mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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A page turner indeed. 🤯

KristenDuck Did not see that twist coming! 7mo
BekahPat @KristenDuck I did not see that coming at all. Once I started reading this book I wanted to quit life until I was done. Definitely a page turner. 7mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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I want to put this book on every woman‘s radar. It is a collection of essays in memoir style telling very honest and heartfelt stories from the authors life. The writing is hilarious and moving. Some of the essays were like a window into my inner thoughts and all of them made me want to march myself up to Mary Laura and tell her that she has to be my BFF. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BekahPat “...life will surprise you. You‘ll hit dead ends & detours. There will be times when you can‘t fathom what comes next. When that happens, remember yourself as you are right now. Remember yourself as you were when you were even younger. Who were you when you weren‘t wondering who you were.” 7mo
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Henry's Sisters | Cathy Lamb
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Maybe I needed to cry, maybe I just released every stored sad emotion I had in my on the last pages of this book. Henry just might be one of my favorite people ever. I am sad he is fictional.

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Winterhouse | Ben Guterson
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When you have been reading some heavy reads, you shake up the reading life with a young reader selection.

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January reading at it finest. This months selections did not disappoint. #januaryreads #january19

Tamra I‘m anxious to read Henry‘s Trees & Unsheltered. (edited) 9mo
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I expected to enjoy this title. It came highly recommended, it had a fantastic cover, and it was about trees. I had no idea I was about to read my favorite book of all time. This book came into my life in a magical way. It sparked an evening catching up with a dear friend. And the magic did not end there. A pure delight from beginning to end. #mmdbookclub

CouronneDhiver Yay! That‘s the best 🥰 9mo
Tamra Anxious to read! 9mo
Branwen Yes! This was one of my favorite books I read last year! 9mo
Texreader How can I not stack this one after that review??? 9mo
BekahPat @Texreader I hope you and your Mom read it soon. Maybe we will get a post-it #momreviews on it. I love seeing those in the Litsy feed. (edited) 9mo
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She learned it from her momma! #bostonsoflitsy #bostonterrier #everleeanne

CouronneDhiver Awww - looks like my nephew-doggie. Very cute! 🖤 9mo
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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May 8, 1945: V-E Day. Germany surrenders and Allied victory is proclaimed in Europe. “The flags of freedom fly all over Europe!” This is is story of resilience, courage, and love. Mostly about love. #weweretheluckyones #georgiahunter #2019reads @Georgia_Hunter

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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We do not want to face reality today. On another note, this book makes me feel so very deeply. It is beautiful and heartbreaking. It makes me want to hug my family tight.

Hollie I cried in the end 😢 such a good book! 9mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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This is my first ever Barbara Kingsolver novel but will not be my last. Her writing is absolutely beautiful. Kingsolver does not shy away from big issues in this novel, Life/ death, the environment/ climate change, science / religion, healthcare, the current political climate. I can see this novel not being for everyone, but it was for me. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

cathysaid I just started this one! Glad to see the positive review. Another good one by her is 9mo
RealBooks4ever @cathysaid I love that book! 💜 9mo
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My pen pal @JackOBotts is absolutely top notch! I love everything in my Christmas happy! I am looking forward to reading both of these books. And honestly there is no statement truer than “one can never have too many notebooks.” Many many Christmas blessings!

JackOBotts xoxo 😘 10mo
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To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, beginning Christmas Day and leading up to January 6, Epiphany, I will be reading a story from this beautiful book each evening. Savoring the season.

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Care Bears' Big Wish | Sonia Sander
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Y‘all! Check out this rocking wrapping paper! My Litsy buddy has definitely brought back the nostalgia of my childhood this Christmas! “Care bear stare!” @JackOBotts thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and friendship. I am forever grateful to the universe connecting us when pen pals were paired. I will be opening these treasures soon ... I CANNOT WAIT! Merry Christmas

britt_brooke Love it!! 10mo
JackOBotts 🤗 & 😘 to you, @BekahPat! The feeling is mutual! Merry merry! 🎄💚 10mo
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The Christmas Sisters | Sarah Morgan
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Such a cheesy cover, such a cheesy title, but actually a very enjoyable story. I chose this read to satisfy my hallmark movie yearning for the season. I am glad I picked it up. I am interested in the characters and it is set in Scotland so that is definitely a win.

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So give me the scoop Litsy....do you love your instant pot?

Beckys_Books I love mine, using it today for Potato & Corn Chowder! 10mo
BekahPat @Beckys_Books that sounds fantastic. I am trying mine out for the first time today. 10mo
Tamra Love it!! I recently got an Indian IP cookbook. 😋 10mo
JPeterson I just got one! I‘m hoping to break it in tomorrow! 🤞🏻 10mo
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Waiting for Eden: A novel | Elliot Ackerman
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Waiting for Eden: A novel | Elliot Ackerman
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Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman shook me to the core. I will be thinking of this story and the questions that it poses as you read for a very long time. Eden is a war hero and a lone survivor, but not really a survivor. He exists. Mary is his wife. Andy is the daughter that never met her father. Their story is told by Eden‘s friend who did not survive. It is beautifully written, and uniquely told.

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Bears' Vacation | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Friends I am trying to plan a vacation for May 2019 and would love to know some of your favorite vacation destinations. #vacation #holiday #getaway #litsyfriendsarebest

Texreader If you are a Harry Potter fan then Universal Studios in Florida. I loved the bookstores (the Strand) and million other things to do in NYC. But my fave is the Jamestown, Virginia area for all the amazing history. 11mo
Texreader There‘s great Texas history closer to home in my hometown of San Antonio. Very family friendly. (edited) 11mo
InBooksILive I've only been to Virginia, visiting family, but it is a beautiful place. The ocean is beautiful, the whole place is beautiful. Hampton and Virginia Beach are the places I went and I was in love with both. 11mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess Outer banks in North Carolina. 11mo
CouronneDhiver Former travel agent here (I owned my own)... ask away! 🤪 11mo
JackOBotts NEW JERSEY!! 😉😉😉 Some of my “dream destinations” include the Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, New Orleans, LA...not unique, per se...we did a Salem, MA getaway (in addition to witches, etc. you have Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s home, House of 7 Gables). 11mo
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Everyone Knows You Go Home | Natalia Sylvester
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Sunday morning vibes. Good book ✔️ doggie snuggles ✔️ coffee ✔️ all things that contribute to a good morning. Hoping all of you are enjoying some quality weekend reading time.

CouronneDhiver That face 😍 11mo
TheLibrarian What a cutie!! 11mo
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Good Morning, Midnight | Lily Brooks-Dalton
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My husband read this book first, the moment he finished he insisted that it be my next read. We discussed over dinner, as there is much to talk about from this little novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#fivestarread #brazosbookstore #indiebookstore

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“Trepassen was too Gothic and gloomy to ever feel like a truly welcoming place.” The Death of Mrs Westaway was the perfect start to October reading. It is very atmospheric, full of creepy tension,and perfectly paced. A solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JackOBotts 👏🏼So happy to see you enjoyed it, as well. 💜 12mo
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Leggings, blankets, puppy, first autumn read. Saturday perfection. Thank you @JackOBotts for gifting me this perfect read to kick off October. Oh and to be transparent, I am pretending it is cooler weather. When in Texas you fake fall.

RealBooks4ever I really enjoyed this book! 💜 It got very suspenseful! 😱 13mo
JackOBotts Enjoy!! I really enjoyed this one! Happy autumn! 13mo
TheLibrarian What a cute pup!!! 13mo
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“...I asked for a Dandelion & Burdock. Weirdly, considering it was a smart bar in the city center, they didn‘t have any, so I had to make do with a Dr. Pepper.”

RealBooks4ever Dr Pepper rocks! 🥤 13mo
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Happy Birthday to You | Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill
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Oh Litsy, the things you have done for me. You have made my reading list long, opened my eyes to books I didn‘t know existed, made me feel like I had a bookish community, and connected me with the best birthday twin I could ask for. Thank you @JackOBotts for your acts of kindness and your friendship. Cheers to us on 8/29!

Cinfhen Happy birthday🎉🎉🎉 14mo
Cinfhen And to you as well @JackOBotts 🎊🎁🎈 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday @BekahPat and @JackOBotts ! 🎂🎂🎉🎉 14mo
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Kalalalatja Happy birthday you two @BekahPat and @JackOBotts 🎉🎉🎉 14mo
Simona Happy birthday 🥂🎂🎁 14mo
JackOBotts Happy birthday, my dear friend! I hope your day is lovely. (And thank you, @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm!) 14mo
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“I don‘t know who we sisters will be without one another to differentiate us. Take one of us away and we‘d all lose our balance, like removing a leg from a kitchen table.”
The Wildling Sisters

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I flew through this thriller on this lazy Sunday. Now I owe the pup some play time since she was so patient. 3 1/2🌟 for Under the Harrow.

Booksnchill Lovely puppy💖🐾👍 1y
suvata ♥️ Boston Terriers 🐾 1y
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Fiona Davis is one of the most delightful and talented souls I have ever encountered. Through her writing I have experienced the Barbazon Hotel for Women, the Dakota, and now grand central station. Her books are so well researched and full of interesting facts, they will hook you with the mystery and the plot twists. 5 stars.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so jealous right now!!! 💗💗💗💗 1y
JackOBotts You‘ve got 📝 heading your way!! 1y
BekahPat @JackOBotts I got your letter. I loved the card, especially the Bruce Springsteen reference. I need to let you know that your birthday package will be late. My mom has been in the hospital and I want to put real thought into it, so you will be getting a belated birthday happy from me 💗🤗 14mo
JackOBotts @BekahPat sending my best wishes to your mom (and you). I hope she‘s home soon. 🤗 14mo
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The End We Start From | Megan Hunter
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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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“there were these individual moments that I could still appreciate. Like drinking that first cup of coffee in the morning. Working on something fine in my workshop. Watching a baseball game on TV.” She thought that over. “But…” she said. He waited. “But…is that enough?” she asked him. “Well, yes, it turns out that it is,” he said.
This is my first Anne Tyler, and I found it to be delightful. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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My eyes glistened with tears at just the first few pages. I am not sure if it was the note from the author or the opening scene that brought me to tears. Maybe it is because Willa‘s father shares the name of my own father.

Bostonmomx2 😡 I get so annoyed when @litsy doesn‘t have a book synopsis attached to the title. What‘s this about? 1y
Samplergal Too new? Love ❤️Anne Tyler. 1y
BekahPat @Bostonmomx2 it is a character driven novel focusing on the life of Willa Drake. The reader sees her life through scenes set when she is 11, 21, 41, and the last half of the book takes place when she is 61. So we get to know her quite well through childhood parent issues, to engagement, to being a widow, and ultimately as she desires to be a grandmother. This is my first Anne Tyler. 1y
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Happy 4th Of July to my Litsy friends that are celebrating today. It has been raining buckets at our home so we are celebrating by playing games.

trazo We love Settlers of Catan in our house! 🎲 🐑 🌾 🌲😊 1y
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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@JackOBotts this old man is ashamed of how long it has taken me to write you. But expect this deliver to you this week and Happy 4th of July!!!

TheLibrarian What a cutie! 1y
JackOBotts Awww...look at that face! 🤗 1y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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My Friday. A book & a boston. 😁

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BookishTrish 💜💛🧡 1y
mrozzz 😃💜😃💜😃💜 1y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Best stamp ever! @JackOBotts

JackOBotts Dobby wishes you a relaxing #MDW! 🇺🇸 😎☀️ 1y
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Such a fun vacation read. Began it on the way to the airport to leave for vacation and finished it up on the way home from the airport. A great read to start off the summer. Fun and fast. Thank you @JackOBotts for getting my summer reading season off right. It has been a rough reading year for me and I am looking forward to what lies ahead!

JackOBotts Yay! So glad you enjoyed! 🤗 1y
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Sundog bookstore family owned independent bookstore in Seaside Florida. Visiting this store has been an awesome experience! So many books crammed in so many nooks, yet the staff knew exactly where every book was located.

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Celebrating the royal wedding at The Bookshelf in beautiful Thomasville GA

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The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in beautiful downtown Thomasville Georgia. The very place that one of my most favorite podcasts, from the front porch, is recorded. Thomasville is even more charming than I imagined it would be.

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Y‘all my book pen pal spoils me rotten! And just in time for me to leave for vacation! I can‘t wait to tell you all about my vacation @JackOBotts it is a bookish getaway! Thank you for making me feel so loved and expect a life up date soon... so much has been going on. And above all, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, the lil bots are blessed to have you as a momma!

JackOBotts 🤗 Have an amazing trip! A letter from me is long overdue 🤦🏻‍♀️, but know that I‘m thinking of you and WILL write soon! Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy! 🤗 1y
readinginthedark Oh, nice! 1y
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The End We Start From | Megan Hunter
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Happy Independent Book Store Day! Made a road trip to support my favorite Houston indie Brazos bookstore. Such a fun day.

Anovelobsession I miss Brazos!!! 1y
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Spending my Sunday with this little girl and this little book. 2018 has been a slow reading year for me and I have been making my way through this read for a couple of weeks. I like it, I will continue the series. Please suggest books to cure this major reading slump!!!!

suvata I didn‘t like the book that much but I love Boston Terriers. 2y
BekahPat @suvata Boston‘s are very sweet dogs! I have two and it gets a little crazy from time to time but they are such a joy! This book... jury is still out...it is moving very slow for me. I have heard the series gets better. 2y
TheLibrarian What a cute Boston! They are my favorite. 2y
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Special Delivery | Zoe Barnes
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@JackOBotts be on the lookout for this welcome to Spring delivery!

JackOBotts 🤗🤗 You are too sweet!! 2y
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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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I have found a new favorite author. Maggie O‘Farrall has a unique writing style that jumps through time, place, and perspective and it is genius. New 2018 goal, read as much Maggie O‘Farrell as possible. #authorcrush #maggieofarrell #mmdbookclub #modernmrsdarcy

BookaholicNatty I love Modern Mrs Darcy and what should I read next podcast!! Anne is brilliant!! I want to meet her some day!!! ❤️ @annebogel (edited) 2y
BekahPat @BookaholicNatty Meeting Anne would be a dream come true. I hope we both meet her one day. Can we take a moment to appreciate that podcast voice. I could listen to her forever! 2y
BookaholicNatty @BekahPat when she did her podcast tour episodes this past summer I wanted to go so bad!!!!!! And she even opened her own house up for a cocktail party the night before!!!! I‘m in Pa so just a little to far from KY! She does have the best voice for podcasting! I wish she would do more episodes per week! (edited) 2y
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JackOBotts I heard an interview with her (Fresh Air) about her new memoir...sounds fascinating. Haven‘t ready anything if hers, but between the interview and your review, looks like I‘ve got some catching up to do! 📚 2y
BekahPat sweet @JackOBotts Maggie O‘Farrell recently did an interview on a podcast called Reading Women and she talked about her new memoir “I am I am I am”. I cannot wait to read it. I highly recommend this selection. Also, guess what I just did. As I sat in a winery in Winnie Texas I wrote you letter. It might be Tuesday before I get it in the mail because it includes a happy! 2y
JackOBotts Ooooh! A winery sounds like a delightful spot for letter writing. Consider me envious...and excited to hear from you! 🍷 This Must Be The Place is on my book club suggestions list. 2y
BekahPat @JackOBotts if your book club does chose this selection let me warn you, not everyone will love it, but there will be PLENTY to talk about! 2y
emmaturi I think I have read all her books except I am I am I am! Love them! 2y
BekahPat @emmaturi I cannot wait to read more of her work. Thanks for giving me the recommendation to dive in. I am not too far behind to be a completest! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like Maggie‘s style, perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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BekahPat @KateFulfordAuthor thanks! I will definitely check it out. And congratulations on your debut novel! 1y
BekahPat @KateFulfordAuthor the cover is gorgeous! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @BekahPat Why thank you! Brought to you by the same illustrator as Wolf Hall, Life of Pi and many more (edited) 1y
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