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Layover | David Bell
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Where'd she go? He wants to find her!

Joshua practically lives in airports because of all the mandatory traveling for work. He hates flying so he pops Valium along with a drink before each flight. In an airport bar at a layover, he meets a woman. She's mysterious, wears a hat and sunglasses covering her face. They hit it off, then she walks away. #netgalley

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This fun novel is told in lists. I texted this quote to my daughter who is a gummy candy connoisseur. She texted back the photo of what‘s in her kitchen. #netgalley @StMartinsPress

Chili 🤣 1mo
tpixie Fun!!! 2w
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A short short story from Amazon‘s Disorder collection. When I finished it I let out a sad “oh” 😟. Http://amazon.com/Disorder

ValerieAndBooks I'm intrigued! I looked and it's $1.99 (I don't have amazon prime; think it would be free with that). Have you read the others in the collection (all six for $5.94)? Wondering if it's worthwhile.
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Betty @ValerieAndBooks I haven‘t read the other 5 stories yet. I don‘t think the story is worth $1.99 plus tax. So short! 2mo
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A long day of driving from the beach after loading the car —- and I find this surprise from @Kaylamburson This is a delight for me for many reasons. I like the card too. Thanks so much! #litsylove

Kaylamburson So glad it arrived safely!! Welcome home, and I hope you enjoy the read!!! 2mo
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McGlue | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Drink. DRINK! The need, craving and obsession for a drink!
Add foggy memories too.
What really happened?
Drink.

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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the envelope arrived this way—- but the postcard-note and the bookmark are in perfect condition! I had to smile— you wrote on the outside of the envelope “Please Don‘t Bend” so they tore it. Beautiful bookmark and card! #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh my!!!!! I can‘t believe the contents were intact!!!! 🤣🤣🤣💜💜💜💜 4mo
BookwormAHN Mine arrived today looking a lot like that. Fortunately the bookmark and card are fine. I wonder what the usps is doing with our letters 😸 4mo
Kaylamburson Hi!! Have you happened to receive a surprise package from me for #LitsyLove? I didn't have tracking as it was USPS, but another package I sent at the same time was lost 😥 2mo
Betty @Kaylamburson I‘m at the beach for the week; I asked my daughter and she said a package that seemed to be a book came on Monday. Will be back late tmw and let you know. Thanks! 2mo
Kaylamburson Oh wonderful!! Enjoy the beach 🏖 hopefully you get lots of reading time!! 2mo
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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4 women work in the legal department of a large corp. A spreadsheet with names of sleazy men is passed around by email. Their boss‘ name is added to The BAD Men List. The women have to deal with the repercussions.
They cope with today's issues that also affect you and me. Some mini-essays cover success, motherhood, being nosy, judging, periods, guilt, fear of violence, & secrets. Well-written book. My favorite of 2019. Thanks, #NetGalley!

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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“We had complicated relationships with our bodies, while at the same time insisting that we loved them unconditionally. We were sure we had better, more important things to do than worry about them, but the slender yoga bodies of moms in Lululemon at school pickup taunted us.”

AmyG Ijust got The Whisper Network in the mail. Are you enjoying it? 4mo
Betty Yes @AmyG I‘m enjoying it. Only on chapter 5 though. 4mo
AmyG Good to know. Thanks! Hope you enjoy it all. 4mo
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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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More #LitsyLove and #jb I‘m so blessed thanks to @ScientistSam @throwmeabook @IndoorDame @EH2018 and one more whose name/username I couldn‘t read.

MandaMT I have this postcard set! I love it! I‘m glad there‘s two of each card- that way I can send one and keep one. 2mo
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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tracey38 ✉💜✉ 5mo
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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Suspenseful with twists. Who to trust? An open ending worth discussing. Thanks #netgalley and @StMartinsPress

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Tanisha_A All of them are so pretty and colourful! 😍 5mo
CBee @Betty I got your card just the other day, I think ours crossed in the mail! 😁♥️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 5mo
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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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1. tagged
2. Church then bridge game
3. Not really; but Aunt Nell was quick to find them. After she died, the family put a 4-leaf clover on her headstone.
4. Twice
5. @Moodyreader
#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 5mo
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Got Teens? | Jill Savage
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1. Suffice to say the Nineties were the Teen decade in our house. Older child turned thirTEEN on Jan 1, 1990. Younger child left his teens in autumn 1999.
5. Tagging another mom of teens in the 90‘s @Suzze

#frideas

Crazeedi My girls were in their teens...😉 6mo
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Spending the morning writing cards and postcards. I‘ve treasured these from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kdgordon88 @EH2018 @phatsallylee @dariazeoli @Morr_Books @Jas16 @catebutler @TheBookHippie Letters and cards are a lost art📉 because of today‘s quick technology. My mother, grandmother and aunts wrote LOTS of letters. 📫🖌. #jb #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree!! I keep every one I receive!! 💗💗💗 6mo
Yellowpigeon Those panda stickers are amazing 6mo
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1. Playing bridge and other card games. Making cards. Reading Twitter
2. Psychological suspense, memoirs
3. cats: Starbucks and Java. Dog Tibor (his mom came from Siberia and his dad from Hungary)
4. Yes. All are unowned
5. No. Am trying to downsize and reduce clutter
6. I write postcards for postcardstovoters.org

#litsylovesurvey #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 6mo
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The Perfect Wife | JP Delaney
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Abbie wakes up from a dream. Tim tells her she‘s safe. He adds, “That wasn‘t a dream. It was an upload.” Tim hands her a FAQ about cobots, companion robots. He is the owner of a tech robotic firm. They have a son with #autism
A psych thriller, an unusual plot, multitude great paragraphs & twists. Even if you don‘t like sci fi and robots, THIS book is a must read about humanity. Thanks to #Netgalley. Now for some bouillabaisse!

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The Wife: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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1. Psychological thrillers or memoirs
2. Watching UT (Tennessee Vols) #1 playing 🏀 against U KY #5
3. Tagged. Been in such a slump
4. Mistakes in playing bridge
5. @Suzze
#friyayintro

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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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My pup approves of the bookmark! Thanks for the #jb mini-Valentine swap! @Lovesbooks87 At my son-in-law‘s funeral, his brother said while speaking about my daughter, “the apple doesn‘t fall far from the tree”. Such a sweet compliment.

Kaye ♥️ 6mo
Gaylagal2 Awesome!❤️ 6mo
Lovesbooks87 So glad you liked everything and I am sorry to hear about your son in law! 6mo
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Cold-Blooded: Killer Nashville Noir | Robert Dugoni, Anne Perry, Donald Bain, Jefferson Bass, Steven James, Mary Burton, Jeffrey Deaver, Heywood Gould
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Interesting short-story “Mailman” by Jonathan Stone. George White has delivered the mail for 35 years to this same neighborhood. He knows their mail, who is getting what. Our mail carriers know we get books!

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This package is heading to the post office for @Lovesbooks87 in a few days! #jb #mvs

Kaye Thanks for the heads up Betty. 👍🏼 7mo
Lovesbooks87 Thanks for letting me know. I will keep an eye out for it! 7mo
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My Miniature Library: 30 Tiny Books to Make, Read and Treasure | Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, Collectif,
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Got my #Mvs #jbminiswap #jb #litsylove package from @Lovesbooks87 can‘t wait to open!! So excited!

Lovesbooks87 Yay! So glad it made it to you! 7mo
Kaye Thanks for letting me know , Betty ♥️ 7mo
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Turning Forty | Steve Gismondi
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@dariazeoli Happiest decade to you! This is the Time magazine cover I mentioned in my card to you. 🎂🍷🍺🍸 #jb Note to others: I was depressed about turning 40; the week of my birthday this Time magazine came in my mailbox and lifted my spirits.

Kaye Turning 30 was worse for me. I think when you‘re still in your 20s, you sound like a young person, but 30s sounds like , you should be established , married, kids, house payment, decent car. Just MY feelings. I‘m not saying anyone else should do those things by 30. 7mo
Betty @kaye actually turning 35 was the worst. Years later when I talked to my younger cousins, THEY said 35 was a hard year for them too. Did you ever watch the old tv series Thirty-something ? (edited) 7mo
Kaye @Betty No I never watched that show. I haven‘t watched to in years. I‘m a bit out of the loop. 7mo
dariazeoli I think I‘m the among the last of the Gen Xers to turn 40. I loved the note in your card, Betty! Thank you. I‘m feeling ok, I think. I certainly don‘t feel 40 (however that‘s supposed to feel). 7mo
Tamra 40s are awesome! 7mo
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Wrapping up our #covertocover round 2. Got @sammisho ‘s book from @Kangaj1 today. Round 3 starts in couple months! ♥️

sammisho That is so exciting! 8mo
Daisey I hadn‘t thought about that, but I guess the book I just got from @tpixie is the last one of this rotation. 📚 8mo
tpixie @Daisey yes! The next one I get from @Faibka is yours, @Daisey !!! 8mo
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Yup, that

MicrobeMom 😕🤣 8mo
cathysaid 😂😂 8mo
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AmyG Ha! 8mo
Suet624 That‘s great. 8mo
DivineDiana 😂 8mo
Tamra Bah! 8mo
tpixie Bahaha! ♥️♥️♥️ 😘😘😘 8mo
catebutler This is so funny! I actually enjoy subtitles on programmes, I‘m weird I know! 7mo
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Teletype, We Made That Data Move! | Herbert A. Waggener
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@Suzze @tpixie I was talking about this in the handles thread. Photo of a teletypewriter, similar to what I had. Mine was a German model, Lorenz, quite fancy for its time. Needed a phone cradle (see upper left in background), huge rolls of yellow paper and typewriter-type ribbon.

Suzze Modern inventions are the best! 8mo
tpixie Wow! That‘s quite a contraption! 8mo
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Flood | Jackie French
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The path that Tibor and I usually walk on was flooded today. #dogsofLitsy @kaye

Pelican71 Where are you located? We received a lot of rain here in south MS yesterday with more on the way. 8mo
cathysaid Ew! I'm in Atlanta and my backyard is like an over-full sponge. 😖 8mo
Kaye What is that statue over on the right ? It‘s really neat. 8mo
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Betty @Pelican71 I‘m in east Tennessee 8mo
Betty @kaye it is the Madonna. We live near a Catholic Church and Catholic High School. They have great paths for dog walkers. 8mo
Kaye It‘s very pretty. It looks old fashioned or like a cemetery statue. 8mo
Texreader Yikes! 8mo
catebutler I hope the flooding has retreated! This spot looks perfect for a walk. 7mo
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1. Finish the books in my postal book clubs
2. Feed and pamper daughter‘s cat; bridge; pick up daughter at airport
3. All of them. Same as you @Suzze
4. Tagged book
5. @JenlovesJT47
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Suzze I doubt it, but is this your first time reading A Tree Grows in a Brooklyn? My all time favorite. 8mo
Betty @Suzze I‘m pretty sure I read it when I was a teenager. 8mo
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Received yesterday from @TheWordJar Great metaphors. #groupa #lmpbc looks like you‘ve chosen a good book @jillannjohn

jillannjohn Hope you enjoy it. 8mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Betty I was just checking—I sent you a package a couple of months ago. I just wanted to make sure you got it. I‘ve seen articles lately about the theft in the post office! 8mo
Betty @CindyMyLifeIsLit I got it. My heart became full, thanks to you! I‘ve been so blah the past few months, little reading, little doing anything except caretaking and chauffeuring. 8mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Betty I wasn‘t trying to put you on the spot but I noticed that you kind of disappeared right after I sent it. I was concerned that something had happened to you, and kept checking back. Then I was afraid that it had never gotten there. I‘m sorry that you‘ve been having a difficult time (caretaking is so draining) and I‘m glad if my little package helped! Here‘s to a better New Year!! 8mo
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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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1. This year, neither. But tomorrow some 8th graders are coming to the deaf club to put on a Halloween play. We‘ll have treats for them.
2. Black cats
3. Scary movie. Right now episode 7 of The Haunting of Hill House
4. @Suzze
Bonus: tagged book
#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🖤🧡 10mo
TheWordJar I just watched the first ep of The Haunting of Hill House last night. 😱 Will definitely be continuing this evening. I love scary shows! 10mo
Betty @TheWordJar I was confused the first 3 episodes because the mom and the three adult sisters all had long brown hair — I couldn‘t keep them straight. On the 4th and 5th episode, I caught on. Went back to re-watch 1-3 before moving on to #7. 10mo
Suzze Thanks for the tag! 10mo
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Grandparents, Grandchildren: The Vital Connection | Kenneth L. Woodward, Arthur Kornhaber
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1. Thrillers
2. yams/sweet potatoes. GAG
3. 152, 134, 131, 127. (I knew the oldest pictured here and the youngest who lived to be age 106)
4. all 4 born in Robertson County, Tennessee. AND so were all 8 of their parents.
5. 👣👣
#FriYayIntro

CouronneDhiver Wow! 😊 10mo
britt_brooke Robertson County is near me. 💚 Love this photo! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Cool photo!! 10mo
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Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Theory and Practice | Stuart H. James, Paul E. Kish, T. Paulette Sutton
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Shades of Dexter! This photo is of an experiment. Other photos in the book are NOT experiments. Blood everywhere

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sounds interesting, is that a text book? 10mo
Betty @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yes, it is a textbook. I got it from my local library through InterLibrary Loan. 10mo
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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote | Bonnie Worth, Katherine Ross
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Instead of reading, I‘ve been writing postcards asking people to vote. You can do the same! Email Join@TonyTheDemocrat.org You‘ll get addresses to write to. 📪. http://www.postcardsToVoters.org

tpixie Fun! 🇺🇸 I voted yesterday! 10mo
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Got the next #covertocover book from @Kangaj1 today. Thanks @Mommamanzi The last time I read this journal was March 2017 — 19 months ago, lots of entries since then!

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Psychopath | Keith Russell Ablow
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Thriller
Pumpkin pie
Witches because of my last name
Hayride (I once had to be rescued from a commercial Haunted House in Gatlinburg. I froze because of a HUGE spider in the ceiling, employees had to turn on the light and help me out)
Psycho — I screamed and screamed in the movie theater
#thisorthat

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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Elementary, My Dear | Autumn Sabol
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1. All of them. My mother was my first grade teacher and half of second grade too. My 3rd grade teacher read to us after lunch every day.
2. algebra-trigonometry
3. daughter and son. Two grandsons.
4. Ireland
5. @Mitch @tpixie
#friyayintro

CouronneDhiver Trig?! You‘re a brave one, Betty! 11mo
tpixie Fun facts!! I was at an Indian peace treaty commemorative ceremony yesterday and did not have Internet connectivity. I will work on this later! 11mo
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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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Four of the pillars are qualities of the mind. Four are qualities of the heart.
Reading this book as part of my IRL postal book group.

Trashcanman Well shit... 11mo
Betty @Trashcanman yeah, a toaster would be better for you than this book 11mo
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Her Last Tomorrow | Adam Croft
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Read on Libby. Short, a bit repetitive to the point of dragging..

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Tuesday Nights in 1980 | Molly Prentiss
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@tpixie @JenlovesJT47
Tagging anyone who wants to play. #TuesdayTidbits

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 11mo
tpixie We matched! 11mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Today‘s mail! First time for me to see numbers on an ARC. It even has an embossed seal on the inside cover.

LibrarianRyan That‘s pretty interesting. 11mo
Laura317 Cool! 11mo
hwestfall I preordered this book! Enjoy 😊 11mo
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Get Out of My Dreams | Allan J. Lewis
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British author. Story set in California. WHY is one of the 7 dwarves called Dozy when the characters are in California?
Lots of supernatural stuff. The dwarves have erections.
I unsubscribed from Voracious Readers Only immediately because they advertised this book as “Psychological Thriller.” No way! Should have advertised it as “Supernaturalcaliphallic Erotica”

TheLibrarian I‘m scarred for life...Snow White will never be the same to me. 11mo
hermyknee Ew. 11mo
LibrarianRyan Hummmmmm. 🤨 11mo
Zelma Ugh, disturbing. 11mo
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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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All done #bookaweekchallenge the Other Woman was a quick enjoyable read, in fact all four books were!

tammysue 👏🏻😊 Great job! 11mo
TheReadingMermaid Woop! 🤘🏻😆🤘🏻 11mo
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1. The Wizard! First drive-in movie I saw was the Wizard of Oz, and when the movie changed to color I was awestruck
2. Either. Hardcover tends to have larger print, easier on the eyes
3. true crime
4. I graduated from Coca-Cola University (Emory in Atlanta). Unofficially poor school spirit to drink other sodas on campus
5. y‘all are tagged! Tag, you‘re it
#TuesdayTidbits

JenlovesJT47 That‘s awesome! And I love Coke, I have to go to the Coke factory in Atlanta every time I visit my aunt! ❤️ 11mo
Betty @JenlovesJT47 I like the variety of soda streaming in the air to fill your cup at the World of Coke 11mo
JenlovesJT47 Yes! Best part of the whole tour imo. 11mo
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Finishing this InterLibraryLoan. Whyte writes as well as she watercolors. Each chapter names a color. Colors signify important turning points in her painting and life.
Mailing 5 #jb cards too.

knittedgnome This sounds really interesting. Have you you read the language of flowers. Sounds sorta similar. 11mo
knittedgnome Well looked that up and I'm totally wrong about the similarities. Lol! I thought this was fiction!! 11mo
Betty @knittedgnome I haven‘t read it, although I bought it after my IRL book club mentioned it. 11mo
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What if??? What if Robert F. Kennedy had not died in the assassination attempt in 1968? How different would the election have been? Vietnam? Watergate? Chappaquiddick?
A fascinating book.
Many on-line footnotes at www.OnToChicago.com

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Not Her Daughter | Rea Frey
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Shoes, identical except for the color. Even the leaves are identical.

mabell Crazy! Good catch! 11mo
Kaylamburson That's crazy!! Same stock photo art it seems! 10mo
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29 Seconds | T. M. Logan
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I liked Logan‘s Lies so much I ordered 29 Seconds from Book Depository. An enjoyable quick read. Three down in #bookaweekchallenge

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Convoy | Middlebroo
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Saw four 18-wheel trucks getting on I40 E heading east. Convoy of Hope. https://www.convoyofhope.org/