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BkClubCare

Joined February 2016

Care's Books and Pie www.caresbooksandpie.com
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Starting this as my expendable travel read - I intend on leaving it on the plane or in the hotel. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Found on ky shelves, unknown when originally acquired, it fits a reading challenge I do every year: #WiaN #WhatsinaName #WiaN2024 category NFL Team (the subtitle features CHIEF Inspector Gamache! 🏈

bthegood I just finished this and loved it (2nd in a series) - hope you enjoy it too. 🙂 15h
BkClubCare @bthegood - thank you; so far so good. 😊 10h
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Like EVERYONE it seems, this year, in anticipation of reading Percival Everett‘s JAMES, I am putting myself through a prequel project: refreshing my memory of what happens in Twain‘s Huck Finn. (It‘s free right now if you have an Audible membership.)

TBH, I really am unsure if I‘ve actually read any Twain 🤔 I have visited Hannibal Missouri and I have visited Twain‘s house in Hartford Connecticut… but?!

Ruthiella I know. The story of Tom Sawyer is so prevalent, one knows a lot of it by osmosis. 21h
Ruthiella PS I will also be re-reading Huck Finn as prep! 😆 21h
dabbe The audio by Wood is excellent. I used it with my juniors when I taught this book. It helped immensely! 20h
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BkClubCare @Ruthiella - exactly. Same as Wuthering Hts and Jane Eyre for me. Tho, I did recently enjoy the audio of Jane but still not sure if it was a reread 😂 10h
BkClubCare @dabbe - awesome! I love hearing about how teachers bring literature alive. 👏 10h
Meshell1313 Ooh good idea!! 10h
dabbe @BkClubCare 🤩😘🤗 5h
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The Hearing Test: A Novel | Eliza Barry Callahan
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Nomination for #CampLitsy2024, four of four.
@Megabooks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB

Background photo of my tulip garden 🌷

squirrelbrain As soon as I saw this cover I thought Rachel Cusk-esque and I see she‘s referenced in the blurb! 2d
BarbaraBB Another great one I think 2d
BkClubCare @squirrelbrain - right?! More book serendipity? 1d
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - I am pretty sure this was on the last day of TOB when it is current year recommendation time. I added most to my gr tbr… 1d
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Leaning on Air | Cheryl Grey Bostrom
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Nomination for #CampLitsy2024, three of four.
@BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks

Background photo from our drive to Nebraska this past week (while I listened 🎧 to The Unteachables, which is delightful.)

squirrelbrain Sounds great! 2d
BarbaraBB That setting 🥰 of your photo and the book! 2d
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - worked out great😂⛅️ Book sounds really different from my usual fare. 1d
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Sipsworth | Simon Van Booy
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Nomination for #CampLitsy2024, two of four. @squirrelbrain @Megabooks @BarbaraBB

Background photo is of pretty flowers at the garden center that I will probably go back and buy soon. (Buy the flowers, not the garden center.)

I have met this author - he‘s terrific! I have pre-ordered this; pubs on May 7. OH - and look! 👀 Ann Patchett endorses 🥰

squirrelbrain An endorsement from Ann Patchett?! Must be good…. And I love all your background photos! 2d
BarbaraBB Stacking this one no matter what! 2d
BkClubCare @squirrelbrain - a post last year or so, I was raving my mad passion for all things AP and weirdly, I kept picking up books where she is on the blurb. Cracks me up when serendipity happens. She must be quite the reader/blurber. 1d
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - I rarely pre-order but I am behind on reading Van Booy; I was thinking how I need to get caught up on his backlist pronto when I saw your Camp announcement. 📣 ♥️ 🎉 (edited) 1d
Megabooks Really excited about all your choices and loved how you paired them with pictures! Thanks for nominating! 1d
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Poor Deer: A Novel | Claire Oshetsky
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Nomination for #CampLitsy2024, one of four. @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain

Background photo is my newly planted Rhubarb. FYI Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is June 9 🌟🍓🥧

Chelsea.Poole I almost added this to my nominations! And—I have rhubarb too! 😊 2d
squirrelbrain Ooh, this was rumoured for the #womensprize… 🤔 2d
BarbaraBB This sounds good!! 2d
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BkClubCare @Chelsea.Poole - one of these times, my rhubarb plants will survive long enough to harvest. They keep dying, we keep trying it in new spots of the garden #sigh 🌱 1d
BkClubCare @squirrelbrain - was it? I haven‘t given much attention to that this year. I love the author‘s reviews on gr. 1d
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - HIGHLY anticipated read for me, I know I will read it anyway, if it isn‘t selected for camp. 1d
Megabooks I've almost checked out this audiobook twice! 1d
BkClubCare @Megabooks - I hope to do the ebook so that I can easily capture bits and bites. I love a good audiobook, too but want to preserve my reactions. (edited) 10h
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I won! 🙌 🏆 🎀 🎖️ 📚❗️

Thank you so much @wanderinglynn ❤️ Email has been sent. I just might have a drawing to give it ON after I read it; twould be a Litsy-Giveathon-Trail! Yes, be watching this space (BkClubCare 🌎) for info as it all unfurls…😆

Meshell1313 Congrats! And awesome idea!!! 🎉❤️ 3d
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“Gods around” - I kind of like this expression… Has anyone adopted this phrase and what did it replace?

(And yes, we have TOO MUCH STUFF. 😤)

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Ack! All my eBook holds are coming available AT the SAME TIME!! Make it stop 🛑 😆😜🤪🤨

marleed I feel your pain - a good pain to have - but still! 📚📚📖 5d
BkClubCare @marleed - here‘s something funny: it came BOTH physical library and through Libby! The same day 🤦🏻‍♀️ which is actually fine, I will read it both ways 🤣 5d
Hooked_on_books I had so many come in once that I maxed out my loans (10). I told my mom this and she said she doesn‘t owe money on anything. I had to clarify to her that it was LIBRARY loans. 😂 5d
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The Unteachables | Gordon Korman
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I resisted this for some stupid reason, I was recommended to read this by a dear friend and I told her I would think about it. Instead, I inquired with Libby as to availability. In fact, I felt rather guilty that I displayed such a lack of enthusiasm to my friend that I immediately requested eBook and/or audio.

The audio is fantastic! I enjoyed this so much!! I laughed, I cried, I wanted to hug all the characters 🤣

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The Unteachables | Gordon Korman
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⭐️ - 🤣🎧🤩
⭐️⭐️ - The Love Hypothesis
⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Clare Pooley for heartwarming books: Iona Iverson‘s Rules for Commuting and The Authenticity Project

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love Korman ❤️🩵💙 6d
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Fyi for Your Improvement | Michael M. Lombardo, Robert W. Eichinger
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Help? Those of you who work with college students and new hires, who work in career development, and those who love learning… I have been charged with creating and delivering a 15 min program for college students on how to enhance “career-ready skills” — SOFT SKILLS! I can do this, I am confident in my ability to facilitate such, but need to pick a topic FAST. Suggestions? 🧐😬😃

Nutmegnc I‘m not sure of specifics but I LOVE George Couros and his book the Innovators Mindset is also great. This touches on those 21st century skills that students need in the coming job market. I bet you could pick a topic from there. You might also bring in the ISTE standards for students. 1w
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc TY, I have to work it all up tomorrow. Thank you 😊 1w
wanderinglynn Adam Grant has some fantastic topics, like knowing what you don‘t know. 1w
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Bookwormjillk Big topic in my office right now. I agree with @wanderinglynn that Adam Grant is a good place to start. 1w
bthegood college students - big things they need work on : eye contact, engaged and active listening, hand shakes - 🙂 1w
BkClubCare @Bookwormjillk @wanderinglynn - Thank you! That first story in Think Again, about the fire fighters, has stayed with me. 🌟 1w
BkClubCare @bthegood - a presentation on how to be present without being scolding could be a challenge 😂 Active Listening activities might be a good way to go. 🙏 (edited) 1w
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Sharing my TBR-addition of this title per @wanderinglynn ‘s post for a giveaway and how to enter.

Go to @wanderinglynn ‘s post to enter 😊📚

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 1w
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Copper Bopper! #DogsOfLitsy 🐶 🌷

Julsmarshall Cutie! 1w
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 1w
Megabooks Cute!! 1w
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Gissy 🐶🤎🤎🤎 1w
xicanti What an excellent face. 1w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1w
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Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M Miller
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A truly fascinating read. Dystopia? SciFi? And yet, an almost religious — how about religion-adjacent, thoughtful, and provoking story. Having read just a few glimpses of tidbits about this book that I somehow missed ever hearing about, that it was a set of shorter stories that the author linked to create one novel. That it was basically his last book, is that right? And. And,…. That the author died by suicide. Why is that relevant?! I cannot ⬇️

BkClubCare I cannot explain how or why that hurts my heart but it does. What a very moving book. 1w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1w
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MEAN SPIRIT | Linda Hogan
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I have always wanted to use this diagram to share my reading; apologizes to source creator of the art since I failed to note where this originates. Please tag yourself! Thank you 🙏

March 2024 best read = Mean Spirit / Linda Hogan, Book #26 2024. (#ReadICT : indigenous author)
February = Blackouts / Justin Torres, Book #11 - winner ToB XX
January = Clare Pooley's The Authenticity Project, Book #5. (Also #ReadICT : lost/found category)

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @CSeydel Is the creator. I‘m using it too, love the idea! ❤️ 2w
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Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M Miller
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Flying back to KS via stop in TX from MS. Starting this on the plane home.

vivastory I LOVE this one. I think about it a lot 2w
BkClubCare @vivastory - 80 pages in; enjoying it! Is this considered SciFi? 2w
Ruthiella Definitely SciFi. 👍 (edited) 2w
vivastory What @ruthiella said! 2w
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Zingerman's Bakehouse | Amy Emberling, Frank Carollo
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Just some of the bookcases full of books at my friend Nancy‘s house. I made my hosts a pie in a Zingerman‘s pie plate.

AmyG Zingermans is THE BEST. 2w
sarahbarnes Zingerman‘s!! One of the things I miss most about living in Ann Arbor. 2w
Tamra Shelves of joy! 2w
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BkClubCare @sarahbarnes @AmyG - sounds like an awesome place. 2w
BkClubCare @Tamra - my friend has SO many books!!📚 2w
AmyG @sarahbarnes We always stop in for a sandwich when we are in AA. (edited) 2w
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MEAN SPIRIT | Linda Hogan
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Mean Spirit is better!! Or maybe, I can suggest that if you liked/appreciated Grann‘s NF book: Killers of the Flower Moon, you must please seek out Mean Spirit to get a fabulously told story with heart & grit with the Indigenous Peoples perspective.

(In further study, FYI, Hogan was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize with Mean Spirit.)
#ReadICT category Indigenous author

Liz_M I wholeheartedly agree! 3w
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“When I was 10 years old, I wrote a letter to my future self and buried it in my backyard.”

Am on a trip to Mississippi to visit one of my bestest book friends (who is being subjected to and resisting so far my attempts to get her to join Litsy)
This book was on her Ah-MAZING bookshelves (everywhere a book shelf!!!)

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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MEAN SPIRIT | Linda Hogan
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Copper helping with the photo shoot . . . NOT 🤣🐶

#ReadICT category Indigenous ✍️ Author

Liz_M I read this years ago, well before Killers of the Flower Moon was a thing. Eye opening and well written! 4w
BkClubCare @Liz_M - thank you for your comment. I was introduced to this title when the movie for Flower Moon was being discussed somewhere online 😉 and was said to be BETTER. I am looking forward to it. 4w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4w
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Happy St. Patrick‘s Day ☘️

#CaresPieShow #KiwiFruitPie #BooksandPie #iLovePie #LitPie

Chrissyreadit 💚💚💚💚💚💚 1mo
AmyG Oooooo 🙌🏻☘️ 1mo
Ruthiella Back atcha! 🍀 1mo
Gissy 💚🍀💚🍀 1mo
bthegood 🍀 🍀 1mo
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Current audiobook, for book club. Amazing that Libby had a copy available- the eBook and print copies all have over 10 holds.

I am already questioning some of the premise even as the narrative attempts to explain/excuse it. And the hypocrisy of the “mother” is rage-inducing.

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Things We Cannot Say | Kelly Rimmer
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“… managed to escape… [ ], lived with a group of rebels loosely affiliated with the Home Army in the forests of Warsaw.”

I practically DNF‘d this WW2 novel that I didn‘t finish by book club discussion so now I know most of the pieces. But HOW ODD in coinky-dink land that my next random book, *Dear Fang, With Love*, references a grandma from Poland!

Always makes me go 🤔

Ruthiella Book serendipity! 1mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - Have you read Dear Fang? Rufi T is now on my “read-everything” list. (edited) 1mo
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Road Trip
On way to KCMO for St Patrick‘s Day party ☘️

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Boys Weekend | Mattie Lubchansky
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Look what I picked up from the library! Via ILL ❤️

I have gotten away from posting my readings 😢 Let‘s get back to it.

Updated later: found it confusing, but I am glad to have read it. It was a MUCH quicker read than I expected!!!!

AmyG Hahahaha for a split second I thought-a dog???? 1mo
BkClubCare @AmyG 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
dabbe @AmyG I did, too! 🤩😂😃 1mo
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Soul of a New Machine | Tracy Kidder
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This is such a crazy idea! I love nonfiction- especially narrative nonfic; my most memorable entry to reading something “true” for FUN? Let me introduce you to Tracy Kidder. #TLT #ThreeListThursday #NonFiction

1. Tagged book. Inspired me to read all of Kidder‘s books (I haven‘t 🫤) but Mountains Beyond Mountains is another of his extremely inspirational reads.
2. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah - LISTEN 🎧 to this!!!!
3. See comments . . . 👇

Nameera Hello guys. I am a Clinical psychology student trying to study the psychological well-being empathy and fantasy engagement among Fiction and non fiction readers. It would be great you you take time to fill this form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8dX_2Udab9QKk4CXiI0CeScJNjf-HWh1gTYH8...
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dabbe More for the TBR! Thanks for sharing. 🤩🤗😀 1mo
BkClubCare @Nameera - NOPE 1mo
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Lots of pie references (a mention of Thanksgiving will usually always have a pie mention.)

“Later, Amanda would remember this as one of the moments when she fell a little out of love with him. Also when he ate the last piece of pumpkin pie for Sunday breakfast.”

#LitPie #BooksandPie

bthegood love that line!! book is now stacked! (edited) 1mo
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“ . . . as well-intentioned and charmless as a store-bought pie”

Happy March 2nd!
Happy Banana 🍌 Cream Pie 🥧 Day!!l
(THIS is home-made pie 🤣)

#PieinLit #LitPie #ILovePie #CaresPieShow

Ruthiella 🍌🍌🍌😃 1mo
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Ghosts of the Tsunami | Richard Lloyd Parry
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#Audiobaking #iLovePie #BananaCreamPie #WiaN #Wian2024 category: Natural Disaster

Wow - this is so good. Devastatingly sad, super-intriguing on the ghosts part!

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Well, THIS has to be the shortest fastest ToB read I have ever experienced! I wish I would have known it would only take me one sitting; I would have devoured it at a bookshop and returned it to the shelf. LOL maybe not… #ToB24 #novella #LibraryBook [Book 15 of 2024] ⛰️🦁

Soft pick, entertaining in a way that fits my mood today.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
AvidReader25 I just read this one too. I don‘t know why, but I‘ve read a string of books narrated by animals recently, but I didn‘t plan it that way. 🤣 1mo
BkClubCare @AvidReader25 - it‘s kind of fun when books have linked coinky-dinks… 1mo
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Current essay collection for daily reading “dips”

#CopperBopper #whpg #Griff #DogsofLitsy #ReadICT

QUESTION??? Do you think JOY is a virtue? To satisfy a challenge category…

Ruthiella No. It is an emotion. Sorry. 2mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - no apology needed. Is JOYFUL a virtue? Is the word “TRUE” able to fit a virtue category? (If yes, I can read (edited) 2mo
SpellboundReader I've seen virtue defined as 'an inherent character trait.' So I guess it depends on if you consider being joyful, a character trait? 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Ruthiella Honesty is a virtue, so would that work for ? (edited) 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - YES! Exactly the spin I need to make this book fit the category. TY 2mo
BkClubCare @BeeCurious - I do feel that capacity for joy is a fabulous character trait 🌟 2mo
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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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Starting because I want to read this and it is in the house.

#EstherBester #EstherFest #DogsofLitsy #whpg

Suet624 Worth it! 2mo
xicanti An excellent reason. And hey, guess what showed up today with a postmark from OVER A MONTH AGO? (Spoiler: it was a lovely postcard from you.) 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Tamra I am loving it! 2mo
Reggie Hope you like it! 2mo
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1️⃣ Fave Female Character: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Because: a letter received today from a friend thanked me for sending her a copy - I knew she would appreciate ❤️ OK is rough at the edges with a heart of gold.
2️⃣ Going with narrator of tagged-in-comments because he was an idealist
3️⃣ Ross Gay might have been my choice for Fave Male Character since his words have fed my 🧠 DELIGHTFUL

BkClubCare Tagged in comment!! 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🩷📚💛 2mo
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Current audiobook. Reading what I want to. I have ToB fatigue maybe. Not into it this year

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Trying valiantly to get into this. I have been on page 16 for days and days. #sigh

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Permission to bail! Don‘t let it put you in a book slump. 2mo
AmyG Yeah, alot of non-essential minutiae for my taste. #hailthebail 2mo
CBee I think pup agrees, you should bail 😂 2mo
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fredthemoose The beginning and end dragged for me, but I found the middle 70-80% pretty good. But by all means, if you‘re feeling the bail, go with it! 2mo
Tamra Yes, too many digressions. I held out only to solve the mystery. I did like the nonverbal character storyline in the end. 2mo
Tamra I can tell you how it ends in a separate hidden comment if you decide to bail. 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Deblovestoread I finished but can‘t say it was worth the effort🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
cariashley This one fell totally flat for me, so can‘t tell you it‘ll get better. 2mo
BkClubCare @cariashley - wow! Thanks ☺️ 2mo
BkClubCare @Tamra - interesting; I just might have to go search for a spoileriffic review 🤣 2mo
BkClubCare @Deblovestoread - good enough for me! Ty 2mo
BkClubCare @dabbe 😍😍😍 2mo
BkClubCare @Tamra - ack! Hadn‘t read both your comments 🤦🏻‍♀️ Sure! Bring it. You‘ll be doing me a favor. I owe you 🥰 2mo
BkClubCare @fredthemoose - I appreciate the support. 🤗 2mo
BkClubCare @AmyG - it‘s been 20 pages and we are still circling the issue! Dad is gone - let‘s DO something already 2mo
BkClubCare @CBee - Copper wants to got for a walk already. 🐕 2mo
Tamra @BkClubCare presumably the father falls off a ledge into the river in a park saving his son from falling first. That is presumed to be the case because that is what the son communicates via a letter board, but it‘s ultimately left as somewhat of a question. The son was under suspicion by the law for a time. Unbeknownst to the family, the father & son were working with a legit therapist who specialized in spelling boards for nonverbal individuals. 2mo
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The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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I enjoyed the story; a bit overwrought. Book 9 of 2024

#DoubleSpin #BookClub #WW2 #FrenchResistance #library #HardCover #ReadICT category: Lost or Found

Painting “People”, currently on show at Wichita Art Museum #WAM (just a photo on my phone)

Ephemera Is the painting by Thomas Hart Benton? 2mo
BkClubCare @Ephemera - maybe?! I forgot to note it and couldn‘t find when I searched. But I do recall thinking Benton, but NO. Of course, I could be misremembering THAT, too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Blackouts: A Novel | Justin Torres
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Call me impressed. Dazed, feeling melancholy. This is imaginative and creative without any sense of arrogance. Imho

#ToB24 #HardCover #Purchased Book 10 of 2024

SamAnne Can‘t wait to get to this one. 2mo
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Blackouts: A Novel | Justin Torres
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“What the lovest well remains…the rest is dross… What thou lov‘st well shall not be reft from thee… What thou lov‘st well is thy true heritage…

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Untitled | Unknown
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
1. Yes 💌💕 #LetterMo
2. Sure
3. Today! Hub and I are off on a roadtrip right now. Checking out the lake near Ponca City OK and then hoping to discover a cool lunch spot, meandering back to Wichita before doggie daycare needs us to pickup E and C.
🥰🚗👌🌻🚤🎣🐶🐾💖

Eggs Road trip!!! Thanks for joining in♥️ 2mo
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Saga, Volume One | Brian K. Vaughan
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Something to shake up my reading!!! From the library bookstore to support the Friends-of-the-Library

#GraphicNovel #onMyTBRsince2017

RaeLovesToRead Saga is amazing! 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
monkeygirlsmama Thoroughly enjoyed this series! It was, I think, one of my first real forays into graphic novels. 2mo
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BkClubCare @RaeLovesToRead - it literally fell into my lap and I recognized it; I gasped! 2mo
BkClubCare @monkeygirlsmama - I have read a few but this has …. Longevity? I am excited to read 2mo
BkClubCare @dabbe thanks Dabbe ❤️ 🐶 2mo
monkeygirlsmama @BkClubCare Yeah, I'll definitely go back to read this series again, and I know it will be just as good the second time around. 2mo
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The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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Current audiobook, for a new book club that is starting with my Theta sorority alumnae group at the end of February.

#CaresPieShow #iLovePie #PeachBlueberryPie

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Started this one yesterday #LitsyTob24 right? NOPE: #ToB24

BarbaraBB No it‘s not! It‘s a play-in book in the real #ToB24. I‘ll add a link to our shortlist! 2mo
squirrelbrain I listened to this - it‘s interesting but not overly exciting. 2mo
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BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - ack! I can‘t ever find the lists! 😫 especially mid-post. 🫤 2mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - I search the hashtag but it is pages and pages- how do you save the link for reference? I took a photo but that, too, is pages to track through… I have it printed “somewhere” 2mo
BkClubCare @squirrelbrain - at least, the audio is short. It is tough pressure to want to be a completist. I am working on it. 2mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - thank you! 2mo
BarbaraBB Did you find it by clicking on the url I sent above it do you have to scroll a lot then too? Wait, I‘ll tag you in that post again! That should do the trick! 2mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB -yes! Went right to the brackets!! And, I have discovered a new way to org my open tabs for Safari on my phone. I‘m good. 👍 🎉 2mo
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Blackouts: A Novel | Justin Torres
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Starting this one. #ToB24

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Bleak. One bad decision and consequence after another. Too too long; I suffered through, though, to the bitter ambiguous WTH ending. Listened at 2x speed. People seem to think it brilliant literature but I want a refund. #ToB2024 Book 5 of the year.

Ruthiella I‘m on the fence about this one. I liked but didn‘t love Skippy Dies and everyone raves about it. 3mo
Suet624 I‘m with you. 3mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🩶🖤🩶 2mo
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LeafingThroughLife Welcome back to the spin! 😄 3mo
BkClubCare @LeafingThroughLife - thanks! I admit, I am already nervous that I am putting too much pressure on myself. #sigh #ALLinFUN 🤩 3mo
AvidReader25 I‘m reading this one right now! 2mo
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BkClubCare @AvidReader25 - Sweeeeeeeet 🍬 I have Inciting Joy up next immediately. It‘s a Ross Gay trifecta. Then back to Poetry. Hey - have you read Beach Music? 2mo
AvidReader25 @BkClubCare Ross Gay is an Indiana gem! I have read Beach Music (Conroy, right?). 2mo
BkClubCare @AvidReader25 - yep. I need to read it. 2mo
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I adored Iona Iverson‘s Rules for Commuting and so I knew I wanted to read the author‘s book just prior. EXACTLY my favorite kind of book! This is another “found family”, great lovable characters, assumptions made, kindness needed, and a happy hopeful ending.

#ReadICT category Lost or Found

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Just started my next library book and found pie on page 11! #ReadICT Category: Lost or Found (I think 🤔) #LitPie #BooksandPie #iLovePie

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Esther is ecstatic to help me review this fast read for #BookClub #DogsofLitsy

Some sentences are more than clunky but it was a good read, characters to cheer for, lots of interesting history, and I am glad to have read it. Plus, I wanted to spend all my time reading — a feeling (?) which I have been missing these last few weeks. (My first book by this author.)

#WiaN2024 Category: Shape #HistoricalFic

Ruthiella Make sure she doesn‘t get too excited there! ❤️🐶😂 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
bthegood I understand that feeling and love when I find a book that gets me there😊 3mo
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BkClubCare @Ruthiella I know, poor thing 😍 3mo
BkClubCare @dabbe - thank you. 🐶 ❤️ 3mo
BkClubCare @bthegood - my current read is also giving me these good vibes, as well! 😃 3mo
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Wellness | Nathan Hill
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Am giving this a pick but it stressed me out; one reason is that it made me sad, I appreciated the humor and knew I should and would usually love this kind of humor but my mood this month did NOT match what I am sure was a lovely read. All that to say, I am glad to close this & move on. The ending was kind of lovely. #LitsyToB24 #WiaN2024 Category: Double Letters #ReadICT Category: a book I meant to read last year

BkClubCare No pie, book 3 of 2024, ebook. My 2nd N.Hill 3mo
Ruthiella Sorry to hear that! That‘s the drawback to reading ToB books. You can‘t easily set them aside and read later…😕 3mo
BarbaraBB You did read it fast though! 3mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - it didn‘t feel like it! 😂 I read two other books while avoiding this one and I am way off my pace of 7-10 books a month 😳 3mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - drat those ToB chunksters 3mo
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