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Bklover

Bklover

Joined September 2016

Introvert, Ravenclaw, book hoarder, tea drinker, mom, dog lover, cat lover.
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Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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🍂 Tagged. I‘m trying so hard to love this book.
🍂 Potato Soup with cheese and bacon and more cheese.
🍂 Every year in the fall I go through a Stephen King phase and reread a couple of his.
#weekendreads

DarkMina Thanks for the tag! 5d
Vansa I found Shadow of the wind quite overrated! 😀 5d
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Day Like This | Kelley McNeil
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This was an October First Reads from Amazon. This story centers around Annie, who is driving her daughter to the pediatrician when she‘s in an accident. Waking up at the hospital, when she asks about her daughter she is told she doesn‘t have a daughter. In fact, her whole life is different than what she remembers. This was a fascinating story that I read in one sitting. Hopefully this author will write more!

EvieBee Oh wow! Kinda mad at myself for not picking this one. 1w
jdiehr Now I need to look and see which book I picked 😂 1w
Bklover @EvieBee I really enjoyed it! 7d
Bklover @jdiehr fingers crossed!!!🤞 7d
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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#thoughtfulthursday

🍁The chili weather made me smile this week! No furnace no air just open windows!
🍁 Long intros to classics that summarize the entire plot.

Hope everyone is having a great day! (I‘m late but that‘s ok)!

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂📖✨ 2w
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🍂Heidi, Harriet the Spy, Little House series.
🍂Cold and snowy or Rainy and cloudy. I love bad weather.
🍂Today I am grateful for Kraft macaroni and cheese, which seems to be part of every season of my life!
#WondrousWednesday

Ruthiella I ❤️Kraft macaroni and cheese! A childhood favorite I‘ve never grown out of. 3w
Bklover @Ruthiella Exactly! One of my favorite comfort foods! 3w
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 🤩😊 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2w
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Her Perfect Family | Teresa Driscoll
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I read this today- it was one of the free #amazonfirstreads for October. Enjoyed it while I read it but found myself skimming a bit.
Also Happy National Black Cat day from Bookitty, who is mostly called Boobert for no particular reason. He showed up years ago on Halloween on our front porch and hasn‘t wanted to go back outside yet! He‘s pretty full of himself. #catsoflitsy

Trashcanman How are you Missy? 1mo
Leftcoastzen 👏🐈‍⬛ 1mo
wanderinglynn So pretty! 🖤🐱 1mo
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Bklover @Trashcanman Hey, George. I‘m doing ok, although my world feels smaller. I think of you, dealing with each day- I hope the world is being kinder to you. How is Alex and the rest of your family? ❤️❤️ 1mo
Trashcanman @Bklover we're doing ok, taking it day by day, the family is well. Alex is away at college being an adult and living on campus. He enjoys it. We miss him a lot. 1mo
sharread What a cute kitty. 1mo
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Dreamcatcher: A Novel | Stephen King
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Jack and I are thoroughly enjoying this reread of Dreamcatcher for #Losersclub. Can‘t wait to discuss it!
#stephenking

BarkingMadRun Fabulous! 1mo
sharread Cute kitty. 1mo
Bklover @sharread Thank you! Jack is a sweet guy- he has an overbite so his tongue is always hanging out, but he is the sweetest cat! 1mo
Mynameisacolour Awww, Handsome Jack! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Dreamcatcher 😁 1mo
Bklover @Mynameisacolour I‘ve definitely stopped eating while reading it! 🤢 1mo
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1. I think I might love a cozy crime novel, but I‘d pick crime over cozy.
2. With a cozy you KNOW it will turn out well, and there‘s almost always good food! Crime novel- not so much!

TheSpineView You are so right on the good food! Thanks for playing! 1mo
bthegood The food distinction between the two is perfect! 1mo
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Made my first visit to BN in quite a while. They have these gorgeous and inexpensive copies of classics. (Not that I don‘t already own Mansfield Park, but loved the cover).

Leftcoastzen Very pretty! 2mo
Bklover @Leftcoastzen I‘m a sucker for a pretty cover! 2mo
Pemberley I definitely would have bought an extra copy for that! 1mo
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Spooktacular! | Sienna Mercer
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Here I go again. Trying this again!!! My favorite reading month of the year!🎃🧡👻💀🕷🍂🍁. Thanks for all you do @TheAromaofBooks 🖤🧡🖤🧡

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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I bought this the other day on a kindle deal and so far I am loving it. But here‘s my question. Am I just old or are there a LOT of characters in this book. I keep having to do that thing where you search for the name to see if it‘s a new character or one I just forgot about. Still, think this will be a good series- just gonna have to start taking notes!

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Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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These are my books purchased in the last week. I am clearly all over the place. Not sure where to begin. Neither is Molly. Barkskins is calling to me, but it‘s also the looooongest. And thank goodness for ThriftBooks. The two on the right together cost about half of one of the books on the left.

#Bookmail

Ruthiella I love Thriftbooks too! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Look at her hiding back there !so cute! At first, I didn‘t see her.🐶😀 3mo
Bklover @Leftcoastzen Aww thank you! She‘s a sweetheart. 3mo
Bklover @Ruthiella it‘s wonderful, and I don‘t even usually pick the one in best condition. Thriftbooks saves me a bundle. Or at least that‘s how I choose to look at it😁😉 3mo
BookNAround Awwww. Look at sweet little Molly back there! 3mo
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Billy Summers | Stephen King
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I usually buy SK books, but am trying to be thrifty (haha) so got the ebook on Axis360. Started it today and now I want to stop reading and go buy it. I need to own it. And touch it. And turn pages. You understand this, right? I am LOVING this one so far. It‘s just my favorite kind of King book.

AmyG I SO get this. I am starting it today on my plane ride east and am so excited. 3mo
JazzFeathers Is this a new one? I don't think I've ever heard of it. 3mo
Bklover @JazzFeathers Yes- it‘s his newest one. So far I really like it! 3mo
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Bklover @AmyG I know you‘re a SK fan like I am- I think you‘re going to love this one!! 3mo
deeannloso I really liked it. 3mo
AmyG I think you are correct! One thing I love about him…I just effortlessly “slide” into the story. 50 pages in and I am IN. 🙌🏻 3mo
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#wondrouswednesday

1. No, thank goodness. When I do I usually stop reading the book, so I‘m glad that most of the time I‘m blissfully ignorant.
2. Little House books. Was my first series and I loved them!
3. I don‘t think so. Hmmm.
4. My home. I love being home and feeling the coziness. Drinking the tea and reading the books.

Have a great day!!!

Eggs Love this post❣️ Thanks for playing 🙌🏻📖👏🏻 3mo
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Yep- liked this one! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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The Tourist Attraction | Sarah Morgenthaler
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First romance I‘ve read in a long time! Picked it up because it takes place in Alaska - enjoyed every page!

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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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My #bookspin for August just arrived in the mail today!!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I really enjoyed this one a lot. 4mo
IMASLOWREADER looooooooved this book better than rebecca 4mo
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Thanks for all you do @TheAromaofBooks ! Here‘s my August list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Congratulations to @RamsFan1963 on reaching 100,000 litfluence! And thanks as well for the entry into the #k100kgiveaway. This place is the best as always!

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Between so-so and a 👎. I didn‘t like the ethics of the therapist, and I didn‘t much care for Christie either. I admire her wanting to tell her story, but I just found this whole thing to be a bit much.

Megabooks 💯💯 agree with your review!! 5mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t love this one either. I thought the therapist was totally unethical and I found Christine SUPER SELF ABSORBED 🙄 5mo
Moonprismpower Yes! I thought the therapy didn‘t seem much like therapy. 5mo
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kspenmoll Totally agree with your review!! 5mo
Bklover When writing a book about yourself I guess you will appear somewhat self involved but this was crazy. And this woman must be made of money to afford this much “therapy”. (I use the term therapy loosely). Rolled my eyes so much I gave myself a headache. @Cinfhen @Megabooks @Moonprismpower @kspenmoll 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 5mo
Megabooks Did anyone else find it suspect that his special second group she‘s a part of was all the people in the highest paid professions?? And most therapists want to get you better to the point where you need LESS therapy not more!! @Bklover @Cinfhen @Moonprismpower @kspenmoll 5mo
Moonprismpower @Megabooks @Bklover yes! First red flag was lack of confidentiality. Second was third tiered therapy. Like oh you made it next level. But not a good way in my opinion to get help. Group therapy sounds good. But I wouldn‘t want to be in hers. 5mo
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So many Littens! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

JamieArc What a lovely quote and thought ❤️ 5mo
I_Am_A_Slow_Reader Love it!!!! 5mo
DrexEdit 💜 5mo
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BClark You do my friend ❤ 5mo
Bklover @JamieArc @I_Am_A_Slow_Reader @DrexEdit ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 5mo
Bklover @BClark Miss you my dear!!❤️❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love you ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Nute I‘m so happy that I saw this post today!💕 3mo
Bklover @Nute I‘m glad too- we all lift each other!❤️ 3mo
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When I was growing up my mother ADORED Georgette Heyer. Her books were all over our house. As I was an avid reader I probably read a few, but I imagine I considered them “mom books”. She loved romances, and I‘m a mystery gal. Seeing so many current reviews of her books, I went to eBay and bought this bunch (cheap!). First they made me cry, because the covers are the same as the ones my mom read. My daughter and I are going to dig in ⬇️

Bklover to these today!! My youngest never got to know my mom, so this will be a fun way to show her a bit of what she loved. I‘m so excited! (edited) 5mo
Leftcoastzen omg! So cool on so many levels! Enjoy! 5mo
mrp27 So sweet and such lovely copies, 5mo
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DrexEdit So cool! Those are terrific vintage covers! :-) 5mo
AmyG That‘s so lovely. I hope you and your daughter enjoy these. 5mo
Nute What a sweet thing to do with your daughter in memory of your Mom. Have fun! Post the progress though the series.💕 5mo
Mollyanna How fun! And a great way to remember and pass on you memories of your mom. ❤️. She does have a few mysteries thrown in with the romances. I‘ve enjoyed a couple of the Country Manor mysteries (I think that‘s what they are called). Happy Reading. 5mo
ladym30 That is a very nice collection. You and your daughter enjoy.❤️ 5mo
Ruthiella Wonderful way to celebrate your mom! 😀 5mo
BethM That sounds lovely! 5mo
Hooked_on_books What a cool way to connect family members to one another! I love this. 5mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful gesture and what a treasure! 5mo
Tamra What a terrific idea! 5mo
MaureenMc 🥰 5mo
quietjenn That‘s really lovely 💖 5mo
Bklover @Leftcoastzen I think we will! Thank you!❤️ (edited) 5mo
Bklover @mrp27 @DrexEdit Thanks! They‘re all in fairly good shape- had to tape a couple of them but they smell heavenly. Definitely old library book smell. ❤️ 5mo
Bklover @AmyG @Nute I‘ll let you know how it goes!❤️❤️ (edited) 5mo
Bklover @Mollyanna I know there‘s at least one mystery in the bunch. A Blunt Instrument is the title- I‘m looking forward to this one!❤️ (edited) 5mo
Bklover @ladym30 Thank you!❤️ 5mo
Bklover @Ruthiella @Hooked_on_books @Tamra Thanks! The funny thing is it didn‘t occur to me to read it with my daughter until they arrived and reminded me so much of her! ❤️ (edited) 5mo
Bklover @BethM Thanks Beth! ❤️ 5mo
Bklover @BiblioLitten Thank you! ❤️ 5mo
Bklover @quietjenn @MaureenMc Thank you!❤️❤️ 5mo
LeahBergen Ohhh, this is lovely! 💞💞 And I‘m a huge Heyer fan. 5mo
batsy Those are lovely editions! 😍 5mo
Vansa I'm a huge fan of Georgette Heyer! My mum loved them and passed that on to me. I wouldn't recommend The Grand Sophy as a starter book! Maybe These old shades. 5mo
Vansa Or on second thought, Fridays Child or my absolute favourite Heyer, Sylvester 5mo
Bklover @LeahBergen I used your recommendations that you‘ve made in other posts to pick this particular batch! Thank you!❤️ (edited) 5mo
Bklover @batsy Thank you! ❤️ 5mo
Bklover @Vansa Thanks for the suggestion. I may start with Sylvester!❤️ 5mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m glad! 👏🏻 5mo
marleed Oh I love this! 5mo
KristiAhlers I have yet to read one of her books. Since I‘m an avid romance reader this is dirty and wrong. May need to sort this out. 2mo
Bklover @Katbooklover Definitely worth checking out!! 2mo
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Later | Stephen King
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Loved this. If you are wanting to try a Stephen King, this is a good one to start with. For me, this is a comfort read. I love SK.

amywithbooks I loved this one! A great coming of age story 💙 6mo
Bklover @amywithbooks I agree! 5mo
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Later | Stephen King
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I love SK‘s hard case crime books. I listened to this on an 8 hour drive and loved it. While I really enjoyed the plot, what I really love in his books are the characters. His characters are so brilliantly ordinary and therefore so relatable. Loved it!

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I have no idea why, but I am very much into these thrillers that take place in isolated hotels. (Usually surrounded by snow). This one was a bit of a disappointment, and I didn‘t like the ending. Between two and three ⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts Seems to be getting lots of bad reviews... such a pity , perfect setting 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
Bklover @Cathythoughts Exactly!! I love these snowy hotel mysteries! This one was just disappointing. 6mo
KristiAhlers I thought this book was over written and didn‘t bring much to the table. I gave it a 👎 2mo
Bklover @Katbooklover I agree! Definitely disappointing. 2mo
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Her Dark Lies | J.T. Ellison
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⭐️⭐️⭐️. I read the audiobook and switched about halfway to the book itself. I preferred reading it myself - found it easier to follow.

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The Dilemma | B.A. Paris
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I read this in one sitting, so it will get a Pick just for the fact that I couldn‘t put it down. Most of the action in this book takes place over a 24 hour period and revolves around Livvy, who is throwing herself a 40th birthday party. It‘s about family and secrets and is not a twisty thriller like I expected. It was on occasion irritating too, but it did keep me reading.

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Hey all! I have a very good friend who just joined Litsy! I am really excited so please make him feel welcome! He‘s also interested in witchy/pagan/spiritual stuff so will some of y‘all check him out?! Thanks, my dears!!
@LitsyWelcomeWagon

Crazeedi Welcome @PonchoMan ! Litsy is a great place, ask questions and enjoy the community! 8mo
MySharonaK Welcome @PonchoMan 🌷🥳 8mo
Moonprismpower @PonchoMan I hope you enjoy Litsy! It‘s a great group of people here. 8mo
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PonchoMan @Moonprismpower @Crazeedi @MySharonaK thank you everyone I am looking forward to the community and different perspectives on books. 8mo
TheSpineView @PonchoMan Welcome to Litsy! 8mo
Ruthiella Welcome @PonchoMan 😀 8mo
Jas16 Welcome @PonchoMan 8mo
BarbaraBB Hi @PonchoMan welcome to this great community! 8mo
cozypunk Great to e-meet you! 8mo
JessClark78 Welcome to Litsy! @PonchoMan 🙂📚 8mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy @PonchoMan 👋 8mo
Tera66 Hello! Welcome @PonchoMan 8mo
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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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This was a great bunch of short stories. Loved them all, and was surprised to find several I enjoyed more than The Birds. So glad to have read this one!
#authoramonth

LapReader Good. I‘ve only read The Birds so far. Lots to look forward to. 9mo
Trashcanman 🤗🤗 9mo
rwmg The film was on TV the other night. Rather slower than I remembered but still terrifying 9mo
Bklover @rwmg I think I want to watch the movie again soon. It‘s been ages (decades?) since I saw it. I had the same reaction to the book. Not a whole lot to the short story so I‘m curious about the movie again. All I can remember about the movie is the birds. 9mo
Bklover @Trashcanman Love to you and yours! 9mo
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Perfectly lovely quick read to be enjoyed by book lovers! I loved the audio version. I can‘t help thinking that Helene Hanff would have loved Litsy and would definitely have joined in for some #litsylove.

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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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This looks like a good deal. Yes???? (I know it‘s just $1.99 but I‘m trying to limit my purchases to books I might actually read).

Jas16 I am considering picking it up too. 9mo
CarolynM I enjoyed it. I'd say it's worth $1.99🙂 9mo
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Last book for #20in4 readathon. Ended up with a little over 12 hours, which is amazing for me. (Can‘t show timer as I forgot to turn it off). I enjoyed this book. I‘m not sure why- I guessed the villain right away and while there were plot differences this had the same feel as another book I read recently. Regardless, any book I manage to finish these days is a great success, and I sat here enthralled all afternoon.

Andrew65 Well done, a great total. 🍾🥂🥳🎉😍👏👏👏 Thanks for playing along. 10mo
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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Got a notice that Clap When You Land was available so I checked it out, read the first page, and was swallowed whole. Loved this book that‘s written in verse and is quite beautiful even though the subject is grief and loss. Definitely would recommend. And still plugging at The Sun Down Motel, which I have so looked forward to but so far hasn‘t grabbed me. (I think I‘m the only one). #20in4. #readathon.

Andrew65 Doing really well 👏👏👏 Hope the book improves for you. 10mo
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Back for February. Here‘s my #bookspin - thanks so very much @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is the plan for #20in4, along with something from my kindle. Probably no Bleak House #whatthedickens this weekend, but not giving up yet! Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting these readathons! If you‘re interested this one runs from 1/29-2/1, so it‘s starting soon!

Cinfhen Good luck 💚💚💚 10mo
Andrew65 Wow some great choices. Good luck. I‘m about 25% through 10mo
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The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack
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This not the book I am supposed to be reading, as MaciGrace has pointed out to me. But it is the first book I‘ve read in 2021, and I‘m just happy to have been able to focus long enough to finish it! I learned a few things and found myself googling several times to dig a bit deeper. I‘d have eliminated one of the characters as unnecessary but otherwise I truly enjoyed it.
#whatthedickens 🧐

Hooked_on_books I love it when a book spurs me to learn more about something. Always a good sign! 10mo
AlaMich That is one judgy puppy! 😂 10mo
TheSpineView The look on that face!💜😂 10mo
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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In 2015 I met Ben Fainer, a survivor who spent time in six different camps. He was a sweet lovely man, and I still cry when I look at this photo. Please don‘t forget. 🕯
#RememberingforallmyJewishfriends
#Rememberingsotheworldwontforget

Cinfhen Thank you for tagging me ❤️ There are fewer and fewer survivors left to share their stories, how wonderful that you had the opportunity. xxx #WeRemember 10mo
Bklover @Cinfhen Yes, that sweet man died about a year after that- I don‘t know if you can tell in the pic or not but I‘m crying and he put his arm around me to comfort me. I wish everyone had the chance to sit in a room face to face and hear a survivor‘s story. I felt so honored to hear it. ❤️😘 10mo
Cinfhen Awww, now I‘m crying 😭 😭 😭 I‘ve heard and met many survivors, some are actually my friends parents and grandparents- you‘re right, it‘s truly an honor to hear their stories (edited) 10mo
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive 💛💛

I need courage and patience and a big dose of optimism! Sending a hug and peace to you!

What do you need @Kdgordon88 @Schnoebs @LapReader

bibliobliss I'll take patience and strength for today ❤️ 10mo
Kdgordon88 Thanks for the tag! 10mo
Schnoebs A whole bunch of patience lol 10mo
Bklover @Readage ❤️❤️ (edited) 10mo
Bklover @Schnoebs Definitely!❤️❤️ 10mo
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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Getting ready for my annual attempt to read Wolf Hall. You‘d think after this many attempts I‘d be too embarrassed to post this, but I‘m trying to keep a record of my attempts. I believe the last one involved a buddy read of some sort with Cindy ( @Cinfhen , who has everlasting patience and keeps letting me join buddyreads when we both know I‘m horrible at them). Wish me luck!

FashionableObserver I salute you. 😜 11mo
Bklover @FashionableObserver Thank you. Can‘t guess how many times I‘ve read the first 60 pages. 11mo
KarenUK Good luck! I managed to get through by watching the tudors series just before I started it, so all the endless Thomas‘s and Henry‘s were fresh in my mind! 😂 11mo
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Bklover @KarenUK What a brilliant idea! 11mo
Amandajoy It took me all year to finish the buddy read. I finally started listening to it on audio which helped. 11mo
HeyT I know that feel it took me like four attempts to get through The Martian Chronicles. I think it was like ten years from when I first attempted and when I finally managed it this year. 11mo
Reggie This post has given me courage. One of my reading challenges is asking to read a book I‘m intimidated by. It‘s either going to be a Dickens or a Dostoevsky. So thanks! And good luck with Wolf Hall!! 11mo
emilyhaldi Lol good luck! At least you try ☺️ I‘ve been too intimidated to try this one. 11mo
Kdgordon88 I wish you good luck! I‘ve tried 3 times: print, kindle and audio and waved the white flag. This book is totally in my wheelhouse but for some reason it just doesn‘t click for me. 11mo
Cinfhen You know I TOTALLY failed with that buddyread.... couldn‘t get pass the first few pages 🙊Good luck, M!!! You can do it!!!!! 11mo
Simona Good luck! I have my private eternal struggle with the 11mo
SaraFair Good luck! I love it- 11mo
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Fun quick read. What a lovely, caring, funny woman.

tracey38 I just adore her. 11mo
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The Christmas Swap | Melody Carlson
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I haven‘t read Christmas romances in years, (this must be the year) but when I searched Hoopla for Christmas mysteries this is what I found instead. Cute story about a house swap at Christmas and a lovely character named Emma who seriously needs to find new friends. Just about three stars.

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I really love #bookspin. Sometimes it simply helps me decide what I REALLY DO want to read. I look at the winning number and realize what number I actually wanted it to be. So this was number 2 on the list. The third in this particular series, I enjoyed visiting these characters again. Christmas was definitely in the background, but I love the characters. The story itself left me a bit conflicted, but maybe that was the point.

TheAromaofBooks It's like the old saying about flipping a coin & realizing you want a specific side to turn up!! Glad you read the one you wanted to!! 😁 12mo
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Here‘s my #bookspin and #doublespin for December! Thank you @TheAromaofBooks for all you do!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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Pretty good. One of those you want to read in one sitting. Between three and four stars.

BethM I‘ll email you too but as mentioned your package came while I was in the hospital and my hubs threw away the info with your friend‘s address. I‘m going to the post office Monday if you can email me the info :) 12mo
Bklover @BethM I sent you an email. Again- so sorry! 12mo
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Thanksgiving | Ellen Cooney
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We too will be having a very small Thanksgiving this year. This is such a lovely idea- thank you @Hestapleton for thinking of it. I‘m going to try to finish two books. Thanks again Hannah! Check her page to sign up!
#Feastmode

Hestapleton Yay I‘m so glad to have you with us! My 2020 motto has been when things go wonky, supplement with books. 12mo
Bklover @Hestapleton And things have DEFINITELY gone wonky!!! 12mo
Hestapleton Just a little bit 😂 12mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Pickpick

This was a fun fall graphic novel. Read this one for #rainbowrowell #authoramonth. @Soubhiville

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Well if ever there was a year that I need to start enjoying Christmas decorations early this is it! I‘m always a “Halloween is over let‘s put up the tree!” person but I am really looking forward to sitting in my chair with my tea and cocoa and coffee and cookies. And, of course, my friend Ishmael!
#MobyDickBR #Christmas

Moonprismpower Is this really your tree? Up already?? I LOVE IT! 13mo
Clwojick My decorations are going up soon! I ordered two small trees to put beside my fireplace, so when they arrive I‘ll start the decorating, and DIY planning. 13mo
Kdgordon88 Love this! My husband would have a cow if I started decorating now. 😂 13mo
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Crazeedi beautiful! 13mo
Bklover @Moonprismpower YES! I‘m decorated and ready. I love how cozy it is and I love Christmas shows and movies and books and cookies! 🎄🎄🎄 13mo
Bklover @Clwojick I want to know what the DIY planning entails!!! 13mo
Bklover @Kdgordon88 I‘ve always been this way. My 34 year old daughter put hers up Sunday too! 13mo
Bklover @Crazeedi Thank you! I had to cut the picture off at the bottom because there‘s no tree skirt yet- haven‘t located it yet! 13mo
Reggie I like it and it all looks cozy! Cheers to you with hot cocoa. 13mo
curiouserandcurioser @Bklover It looks beautiful!! We startef decorating before Halloween bc we LOVE Christmas!! I only have my smaller trees up so far, but the big one is happening this week lol!! It is so so cozy🙂 13mo
Bklover @Reggie Cheers! (Just finished a cup) 13mo
Bklover @curiouserandcurioser We are kindred spirits! Enjoy the cozy! 13mo
curiouserandcurioser @Bklover Yes, i believe we are:) i hope you enjoy the cozy, too! 13mo
Clwojick Oh! I‘ll be posting tons of pictures in December with all my crafts and diy projects for the #WinterGames2020. I plan on making a few more signs, some gnomes, a set of four Xmas coffee mugs and garland or bunting for the fireplace and around my patio door. ♥️ 13mo
Clwojick My husband like to joke that our house is decorated for one thing or another all year long, and always way ahead of schedule. I put up our fall decor in August, Halloween in august/September, Christmas in November, and Valentine‘s Day in January. ☺️ 13mo
Cathythoughts Lovely! Great plan , mine is up too ( not fully decorated yet though 😁 Christmas 🎄 13mo
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Ship of Fools: A Novel | Katherine Anne Porter
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#bookmail. Thriftbooks! Usually by the time they arrive I‘ve forgotten what/who is the reason I bought it. Time and Again is a reread. Ship of Fools is #doublespin. The other two look good!

Leftcoastzen 🐶 13mo
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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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I guess I really never planned on reading this, but when @Clwojick started a buddyread I thought it was the perfect time. I expected to have to force myself to read the required chapters, but what a surprise this has been! I‘m actually enjoying it. It‘s not difficult to read, and it has surprised me with some humor! We will see how I feel when we are 400 pages in🤨🤓😜
#mobydickbr

Clwojick 💙🐋💙 13mo
Butterfinger You took the words out of my mouth. 😆 13mo
Bklover @Butterfinger crossing my fingers it continues this way. We have a long way to go!! 13mo
Emu It has also surprised me. Hoping the feeling lasts. 😊 13mo
Leftcoastzen I agree! Though I am a day behind!😃 13mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I almost forgot to post this! Not doing Bingo this month- keeping it simple! Thanks for all you do @TheAromaofBooks !
#bookspin #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
Bklover 10 and 5 so The Woods and Ship of Fools! 13mo
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Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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I read this because another Litten had posted about it. I know it‘s regarded as a classic so I read it. This clearly confirms that I must read only for entertainment because any deep meaning was clearly lost to me. I actually enjoyed the story but as far as catching all the themes thank goodness for Sparknotes. This was indeed a weird one.

TheAromaofBooks I've started this one probably three times and just can't get into it. I'm not always very good at reading classics... I tend to view my reading as an escape, and I wasn't sure I wanted to escape into Kafka's world!! 13mo
Bklover @TheAromaofBooks Believe me I have the same trouble with classics. I got through it using Serial Reader. It‘s really short and I thought I could get through it in about 10 days. I ALWAYS think Serial Reader is a great idea but usually drop about by the third day- this time I just let all the days accumulate and read them all this morning lol. Somehow that was less intimidating. 🙄 I‘m sure I missed all the deep meaning! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm going to try Moby Dick next month as a buddy read, but I'm a little scared!!! 13mo
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Bklover @TheAromaofBooks I‘m doing the #mobydickbr too! How are you liking it so far? 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Ha, funny story, I forgot to order my copy until late last week, so it actually hasn't arrived yet so I'm already behind lol However it is now only one state away, so I'm hoping it will arrive by Thursday!! How about you?? 13mo
Bklover I got the ebook and started it and just today received a copy I ordered from ThriftBooks. Of course now I‘ve found a copy I already owned, but I like the paperback better. So far I‘m liking it quite a bit more than I expected (I had pretty low expectations). It even has humor. We will see how it goes! @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 13mo
kspenmoll We read this with HS students this fall. Needed to give them background on Kafka, Existentialism, politics & culture of the time. They enjoyed it. 13mo
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