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BkClubCare

Joined February 2016

Care's Books and Pie www.caresbooksandpie.com
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The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
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Why is the book cover missing? Just starting this. I adored his Kitchens book. I need a story to fall into.

Chelsea.Poole Loved this one!! 😊 2w
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Hub is at work still — I got out early. Listening to the audiobook. #DogsofLitsy #thriller #bookclubbook

xicanti It took me a moment to recognize Oscar from that angle! I was all, “Oh, what an adorable little terrier puppy!” 2mo
Hooked_on_books For a second there, I thought your dog‘s name was Thriller. 😂 2mo
BkClubCare @Hooked_on_books - LOL! He is an Oscar. He is more “chill” than a thriller. That would be Sister ( aka Esther) 2mo
BkClubCare @xicanti - Adorable, yes. Little? no. puppy? hell no 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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“The book presents truth telling as a commodity and it questions the exchange value of truth presented as fiction and conversely the added value of fiction when it‘s rooted in truth.”

BkClubCare Getting a pedicure as I attempt to read and take pics?! Fuzzy pic because of the wonderful massage chair. Worth the price just to sit here and feel the rolling kneading! 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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#DogsofLitsy #amReading This is tense already. Hoping I can finish before due back at library.

teresareads I just got that from the library! 3mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Megabooks You‘re a lot farther along than I am! 3mo
BkClubCare @Megabooks - I like Yale but not sure if I am fond of Fiona. Now-timeline-Fiona is a bit ... annoying is too strong a word, I think but yea. 3mo
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Thank you @Velvetfur for the tag and @Eggs - nice to meet you.
1. My oldest friend is Dale, my kindergarten boyfriend and now FB friend. Haven‘t seen him for ... 40+ years.
2. Most amazing sunset was last weekend in Newport RI.
3. When I smell fake vanilla like the smell of Play-Doh which is supposed to be vanilla, I think of childhood.
4. The last book I read was The Psychology of Time Travel (tagged book) 🙂
5. @Nutmegnc @Ruthiella @xicanti

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌺 3mo
Velvetfur Ooohhh vanilla is such a lovely smell 💛 3mo
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“My word, they have their fingers in a lot of pies.”
#pielit #piereference #booksandpie
#OscarAssisting #DogsofLitsy

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Slajaunie Sounds intriguing! 3mo
BkClubCare @BookFrog - it is! I am so into it. And it is quite readable; not as mind-bendy as I fear time travel books might be. 3mo
Slajaunie Can‘t wait to read it! 3mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - see if you might be interested in this... ? 3mo
Nutmegnc It sounds fabulous!! I‘ll check it out! Thanks for the rec!! 3mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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The audiobook is terrific.

MissSarahLou I agree! I'm listening to it now! It has a fantastic cast! 3mo
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Then I know that an awful black whirling Chaos is just outside me, waiting to move into me. I must go to sleep quickly, before I become that chaos.
I am trembling with misery and with tiredness.
#ccspin

BkClubCare “He leaves and she thinks for the hundredth time that in their emotional life all these men use a level of intelligence so much lower than anything they use for work” 4mo
Suet624 I have to read this book again. Read it when I was too young. 3mo
BkClubCare @Suet624 - LOL! I was thinking that I would have been over the top consumed by this if I had read it in college. It‘s quite dark. 3mo
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My Classics Club Spin result. I am reading the intro from 1971 and am extremely intrigued. #ccspin #EstherAssisting #DogsofLitsy #EveryoneisNapping

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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I am rereading by listening my favorite #tob2019 #tob book. So GOOD. Loving this repeat experience enhanced. #companionread #SayNothing

RaimeyGallant My fave too. 3mo
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Book mail! Thanks Bybee!! 📚💕📭 I know what I am reading next.

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Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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At the boatyard; prepping for launch.

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Oscar helps me show off my current read. #DogsofLitsy #whpg

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Yea, it‘s OK. I did enjoy a pie reference 🥧

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Holy triple agent complexity batman! Don‘t ask me if after reading this book I might be able to explain The Troubles cuz NO. It be damn complicated. And; as a companion book to Milkman? I cannot wait to reread that via audiobook. Milkman brought it alive that the nonfiction account just didn‘t. Still Say Nothing is riveting...

Suet624 I‘m reading this now and you are spot on. 4mo
BkClubCare @Suet624 - thanks. I recently finished the audio of Milkman. Good stuff 4mo
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“... prone to a sportsman‘s vernacular, describing people as “off net“ and seasoning his conversation with clubby expressions.”

Ok, what would OFF NET mean?

Lindy Good question. 5mo
Nutmegnc Badminton??? 5mo
Nutmegnc Tennis? 5mo
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Nutmegnc Might depend on the sport? 5mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - I still don‘t get how it applies to describing people. #shrug 5mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - Trust me, it‘s probably not good. The guy is not a nice man. 5mo
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All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. -Viet Thanh Nguyen

BkClubCare #DogsofLitsy #history #companionread (Milkman by Anna Burns) 5mo
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The Friend | Sigrid Nunez
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Enjoying this and yet, dismayed that it is much more than a book about loving a Great Dane.

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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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OOOOooooo. I think I am going to like this AND be besotted with the author. Quirky! #tob2020 #Oscarassisting #dogsoflitsy #carride #librarybook

BarbaraBB Love that you already tagged it #tob2020 😀👍🏼 4mo
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Oscar & Esther share my excitement to begin the book as soon as I read There There (by tomorrow‘s #TOB2019
#dogsoflitsy #bookmail #thanksMom

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I am over 1/3 into There, There! It‘s good so far. And, I hit a pie mention. #pieinlit #iLovePie #BooksandPie
So, I attempted to add txt to my image but couldn‘t figure out how to move or increase font size, ... but can anyone tell me how to access my bookmarks when reading on the iPad Kindle app? Crazy question but I can‘t figure it out... seems like it should be the only thing I would/should want to see so why are they hiding this? Ugh.

BkClubCare I could only find this quote I highlighted because I remembered it was at the 16% mark... 6mo
Kaye See my pics above. Tell me if this is what you‘re searching for. 6mo
BkClubCare Thank you. You have gone out of your way to be helpful and I appreciate you. 6mo
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BkClubCare @kaye - see 👆🏼👆👆🏾 (edited) 6mo
Kaye You‘re welcome. Only took a few minutes. 👍🏼 6mo
Avidreader25 There were so many different storylines in this one that I had a hard time following it at times. 5mo
BkClubCare It is best to read in one sitting. I put it down for a few days and just couldn‘t reconnect to the characters = frustration! 5mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Will I be reading this, starting now/soon due to today‘s #tob2019 result? Or will I put it aside and get to it eventually...

BkClubCare They have been great abt posting results early. I best go check right now. 6mo
BkClubCare WELP. Whew, TT rises from the dead to play again! 6mo
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No #tob2019 books at the airport bookstore so I bought this. Which looks more fun than There There so...

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Untitled | Unknown
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A friend gave me this book (not in Litsy database) and it looks fabulous! So excited to make a few of the lovely recipes... 🍀🎉

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First round #TOB2019! I am always a bit shy abt commenting but I LOVE reading the insights and opinions of the commentariats. I am now excited to read AiNtH and I want to try the audio of A Terrible Country. Not disappointed Speak No Evil doesn‘t advance yet appreciate the discussion on this book. My favorite booknerd time of the year. Anyone disappointed? Excited for today? Big thank you to @Ruthiella for sharing so much of the fun with me

Ruthiella I would have advanced A Terrible Country personally. I understand the love for American is not the Heart but I found it to be too unstructured for my tastes! 😀 6mo
Ruthiella PS Nice T-shirt!🐔 6mo
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thebluestocking Love the rooster shirt! As always, the Tournament is doing crazy things! Today‘s decision in particular surprised me. 6mo
BkClubCare @thebluestocking - right?!? I was sad that the judge didn‘t even seem to appreciate Milkman even if they didn‘t like it. 6mo
BkClubCare @thebluestocking - @Ruthiella was so kind to send me this rooster tee! Which reminds me - I bought another one for myself. (I should have bought her one! Aaash - I‘ll buy her a book...🤪) 6mo
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Ayoola calls for the house girl and tells her to bring the apple crumble with custard and side plates.
#tob2019 #rooster #tournamentofbooks #DogsofLitsy #pielit #booksandpie

BkClubCare Page 149 7mo
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The Italian Teacher | Tom Rachman
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“Esther! Look at me, Esther look at me. Esther!!” #DogsofLitsy #EstherAssisting #Griff #Whpg

xicanti I feel your struggle. 7mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I have some questions. Did I just miss something or
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WHY did Philip blow his brains out and do we come back to the grave site that had Wash‘s face on it?!

AmyG I don‘t remember the grave site BUT. I was under the impression that Philip sufferred from depression. Hence, suicide. (edited) 7mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Sending So Lucky to @amyrabbitt because it was sent to me by the generous @thebluestocking !! #payingitforward
I liked it and tbh, it is a visceral uncomfortable reading experience but one I am appreciating more as time goes by and I continue to ask, “Did I *like* this book? Did I?”
It had so much anger, such scary stuff, mind-messing qualities!
#tob #tob2019 #rooster #OscarAssisting #DogsofLitsy (the mc didn‘t like dogs 🐶) #pieinliterature

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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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So lucky! I am so lucky to have friends to chat up books, to exchange books, to share books, to mail books. 😍🥰 Thanks @thebluestocking Jessica! TY card on its way to you tomorrow, which is first day of #LetterMo!

thebluestocking I‘m glad it arrived safely! I‘m so happy to pass it on to a good home. Enjoy! And I love mail! 8mo
BkClubCare Sending another note tomorrow! 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Current #audiobook.

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The Golden State: A Novel | Lydia Kiesling
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Calling OverDrive audiobook listeners! How can I tell where I am %age wise? It‘s a 9+ hour listen but my page shows only which chapter I am in. I could assume by chapter count that I am half way through, I suppose. #tob #tob2019 #rooster #motherhood

Billypar I have a guess, but I'm not 100% since I never saw the exact progress bar yours has. I would click on the gear icon at the top to go to tools, and then choose Advanced Settings. When you scroll down, there should be an option: 'show total book progress' that you should enable. 8mo
BarbaraBB How is the book? It‘s one of my next reads. 8mo
BkClubCare @Billypar - Thank you; though I couldn‘t find Adv Settings either. Oh well. 8mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - it‘s written in a very immediate feeling present tense. It can be suffocating. Not sure yet if I am “liking” it but I can say it is NOT boring! 8mo
Billypar @BkClubCare Hmmm- I'm using Android, but from reading online it looks like iOS users have this issue. Strange though- seems like it should be a required feature, right? 8mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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“Nothing comes to kill him. Nothing at all happens, and it keeps on happening with great force and patience.”

Velvetfur Hey I got your two letters, sorry I haven't messaged you yet to tell you as I've been running around a bit.... Thank you anyway for your lovely little letters! 8mo
BkClubCare @Velvetfur - I sent another today! Wait as long as you need to before replying (edited) 8mo
Velvetfur @BkClubCare Aahh you're so sweet Care 💜 Oh and to answer one of your questions in your first letter - my birthday is today, 21st January! 😂 8mo
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BkClubCare @Velvetfur ☆•*¨*•.¸❤ Happy Birthday! ❤¸.•*¨*•☆ 8mo
BkClubCare Capricorn? 8mo
Velvetfur @BkClubCare I'm officially Aquarius, but I'm on the first day of it so I'm very much like a Capricorn too 😊 Thank you for the bday wishes!! 💜 8mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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16 pages in and I know this will be an amazing reading experience. #tob @amyrabbitt

AceOnRoam I'm starting this soon... We have been tagging on #tob2019 I should have included you! 8mo
BkClubCare @AceOnRoam - aw, thx for thinking of me! I never am quite sure which tag is best: just #tob or do I need the #tob2019. I like how you include the #rooster 8mo
AceOnRoam I know, there's no standard, I try to include as many as I can. 8mo
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So good! Tho, have to admit, I am not sure exactly what is happening on island B_. #dogsoflitsy #oscarassisting #tob

AceOnRoam I quite liked this one, probably not so much the ending.... 8mo
BkClubCare @AceOnRoam - the tone shift was brutal! 8mo
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Census | Jesse Ball
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I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK!!! #TOB

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
shainareads 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
BkClubCare @MrBook @shainareads - Thank you. Your cheers of support are so appreciated. 💐 8mo
MrBook ☺️🤗🤗🤗🤗 8mo
theshrinkette Yaaaaay 8mo
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Census | Jesse Ball
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Starting this on audio because it is SHORT!! It is odd, though. Is this author one of those odd ducks that gives just enough to feel that “something is a little off somewhere” vibe? #TOB2019

Guildedearlobe I liked this. It was a strange little book. I think if it was longer I would have struggled with it but it was short enough where it kept me engaged despite its weirdness. 8mo
BkClubCare @Guildedearlobe Thx. I think this is a good audio choice. 😊 8mo
thebluestocking I think he is that kind of author. I‘ve only read one other besides this one by him. And they were both strange. 8mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Slow going. NOT due to the book! But me. Just can‘t sit still and let my mind focus? When I do, I am really savoring and thinking about this main character. Esther assisting. #DogsofLitsy #TOB19

9999 It took me FOREVER to read this. All my fault. I could not focus. Once I did, I really enjoyed it. It will come together about halfway through. 8mo
BkClubCare @sskk - oh good. I am creeping through! Abt at 40% and determined today to vanquish.. 8mo
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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#tob2019 #audiobook This is a new delivery method for me; need to figure out how to speed it up. #librarybook

xicanti If you're reading through Overdrive or Libby, there should be a little icon that looks like a speedometer. Tap it a couple of times and the book'll speed up! 9mo
BkClubCare @xicanti - found it! THANKS and Merry Christmas!🎄 9mo
thebluestocking You are on a #ToB roll! 8mo
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BkClubCare @thebluestocking - not really. Taking me for. Ev.er to read Milkman. Hoping Parking Lot Attendant is faster! Plus, library books give me only 2 weeks 8mo
thebluestocking @BkClubCare Two weeks is fast! I get three weeks and that seems to just blow by. I‘m taking forever to read The Overstory. So. Long. Though I cheated on it today and read So Lucky. It was very short and pretty good. Have you read it yet? 8mo
BkClubCare @thebluestocking Not yet! But you have inspired me to put this phone down and read at least a few more pages of Pkg Lot Attendant. 8mo
thebluestocking @BkClubCare Good for you! I‘m still struggling with The Overstory at just a 1/3 of the way through. 😬 If you don‘t have access to a copy, I‘d be happy to pass along my copy of So Lucky. 8mo
BkClubCare Oh! Oh! Yes, that would be incredible. What can I get you in this exchange? Have you read Milkman? 8mo
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“Yippee-ki-yay, m__f__,” Leon said, grinning.

Ok, so from my hub attempting to tweet this but not spelling it right so I had to ask what he was trying to say, to my friend needing me to explain this is from Die Hard and then a discussion of how YES, Die Hard *is* a xmas movie, and then reading it today... Yahoo!!

Booksnchill Die Hard is the best Christmas Movie!!! 9mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Very bummed that only two of the #TOB19 titles are on sale at the airport and I am not that excited about TT and Overstory is thick and heavy. #travelingreaderproblems #justgonnadownloadakindleUGH

BkClubCare On the other hand, I am always pleased to see books I have read and enjoyed. Educated, Am Marriage, Circe... 9mo
Ruthiella I love window shopping at airport bookstores 😀 Sorry neither TOB title is calling your name! 9mo
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New journey, new book. And yes, I travel with hard covers. Sigh #VegasBaby

Bookladylinda 🙌🏾 love hardbacks! 9mo
Ruthiella Keeps your biceps toned!😀 9mo
thebluestocking Hi, Care!! I hope you‘re having a lovely December. ❤️ I travel with hardbacks too, at least when I need to. 9mo
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I mailed a card to @Ruthiella on the day I received one from her. 😍 #bookfriends Merry Christmas 🎄 Happy Holidays! Tis the season #penpals Joyous New Year!

Ruthiella ❤️❤️❤️❤️😍 9mo
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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“..., and the moon will be taken from us too”
“Darkness will fill the air, like ashes,”
#booklink Reminds me of Jemisin‘s Broken Earth series! I am currently listening to the 3rd book, The Stone Sky.

Nutmegnc Before reading your commentary I read the quote and thought the same thing. Does sound like Jemison!! 9mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - I am so LOST in The Stone Sky... audiobook was NOT the way to go. I have no reference for the history passages. 9mo
Nutmegnc It‘s certainly NOT light reading!! 9mo
Nutmegnc I liked book 3 the best! 9mo
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Braved the Holiday shopping traffic to run into B&N to buy myself a Christmas present 🎁- am reading this for two book clubs! Wanted to read it early so I can offer to others: SHARING is CARING 🎄

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I never studied mythology in school growing up because I moved away from the school just about to cover it to a school that just finished it. Or so I choose to remember. Point is, I always feel like I know little to nothing of myths. But popular culture has exposed me to more it than I consciously admit. I am excited to read this and am going to make a huge stretch and count it for the What‘s in a Name Challenge. #OscarAssisting #OscartheGriff

Velvetfur Hello Care! I've just finished my letter to you this evening, I'll be posting it v soon 😁 10mo
BkClubCare @Velvetfur - my letter is on its way to you today! 9mo
Velvetfur @BkClubCare Oh, I posted mine to you today too! Crossing in the post, hehe 9mo
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