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Bookish_AF

Joined December 2016

Mood reader. Horror/thriller/sci-fi/fantasy/true crime. DNA analyst 🧬 Avid Kindle user. Ravenclaw. Coffee lover. 🐈‍⬛mom.
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Dune by Frank Herbert
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These Women | Ivy Pochoda
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Best way to start the day!

Hazel2019 What a cool mug! 😊 12h
Bookish_AF @Hazel2019 it‘s one of my favorites!! It was a gift from my IRL friend and fellow Litten @Nerdfins 😄 12h
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Lots of mail went out today:

@Lauranahe I mailed your December book out finally!

#jolabokaflod package sent- luckily it‘s not going too far this year 😄

@Mynameisacolour Mailed your #Bestof2021swap package too!

candority Wonderful! 😊 2d
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Looks like I‘ve got an emotional day planned as I will be reading this and endlessly streaming Red (Taylor‘s Version). Perfect for a rainy and quintessentially fall day in upstate NY. 🍁🧣 Send help!

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Had to wait about a month and half for my library hold on this one to become available, but in the end it was pretty good timing!

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Contact | Carl Sagan
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I haven‘t posted on Litsy in a hot minute, but here‘s some goodies from an #indiebookstore trip!

@Nerdfins and I took a road trip yesterday to visit the Book Village in Hobart, NY with a bonus trip to the Green Toad bookstore in Oneonta. Lots of scenic driving, books, goodies, and a couple dogs hanging out in the shops! 📖📚🍁🍂

TiredLibrarian Sounds delightful! 🍁🍂📚 2mo
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Taking advantage of some ideal reading weather!

Bookzombie That‘s a lovely view! 4mo
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Sunday plans!

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Trying to get some porch reading in before it gets unreasonably hot.

Book was on sale on Kindle yesterday which was a perfect excuse to grab it for a reread since I don‘t currently have a copy. I first read it a loooong time ago.

Yes, that‘s an Ian Malcolm Funko.

JackOBotts Love that Funko! 😆 5mo
Bookzombie That might be the best Funko I have seen so far! 5mo
Nerdfins Ian!!! 5mo
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And the Trees Crept In | Dawn Kurtagich
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Both my #LMPBC books for June arrived today! And never fear @Lauranahe and @EadieB , I mailed your next books off to you both today as well.

EadieB Ok. Thanks! 6mo
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There‘s a relatively short window of perfect outdoor reading weather at this time of year before the humidity starts setting in. This weekend is going to have such weather (70 and sunny). I hope to be doing this a LOT, despite the yellow cloud of pollen everywhere 😂

#LMPBC

EadieB I‘ll be reading outdoors too this weekend! 7mo
magyklyXdelish I love that pen!! 7mo
Bookish_AF @magyklyXdelish haha yes they are my left handed pens! I have a few, including in red and blue as well 😅 7mo
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Last time I checked on this hold a few days ago, the wait time was over 6 months. Today I get a notification that it‘s ready to borrow 🎉🎉🎉

Looks like the NYPL must have obtained a few more copies!!

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My May #LMPBC books have arrived! Cant wait to get started, I‘ve been looking forward to both of these.

BookDragonNotWorm Can't wait to see what you think of Kill Creek ! It's been on my list forever and I keep putting it off. 7mo
Kris10H I LOVED Kill Creek! The other one, not so much. 4mo
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Day off of work....in which I went on a drive to sit at the Mini dealership while the car gets serviced.

But not working means extra reading, no matter where I am!

Perfect time to start Outlander 4. I‘m committed now. My Kindle informed me that the “typical time to read” is 27 hours. Challenge accepted!

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Dont Move | James S. Murray, Darren Wearmouth
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I never leave the dust jackets on hardcover books while I‘m reading them, but I‘m not sure how I feel about THIS staring at me all the time from coffee tables and night stands 😂

sharread 😱 wow sounds good. 8mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 Is the back the same? 8mo
Bookish_AF @Bookzombie YES. And the endpapers inside are even worse. I can‘t even look at them without shuddering 😅 8mo
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Bookzombie @Bookish_AF Oh wow! 😂 8mo
Lauranahe Ooh, I‘m so excited for that! 8mo
magyklyXdelish It‘s definitely one of the most unique looking books. Creepyyyy too 8mo
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His and Hers | Alice Feeney
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I really liked this one! A fun and twisty thriller with 3 narrators (two named, one unnamed) that kept me guessing through the whole book. It definitely had some...darker...elements that I wasn‘t expecting.

Also, the MC drives a Mini Cooper and listens to Taylor Swift! And it‘s well known how much I adore my Mini Cooper and Taylor Swift 😅

@Lauranahe I mailed this on Thursday, should arrive by Monday!

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I would say between a pick and a so-so! I liked this book but didn‘t love it. Really enjoyed some aspects and others I wasn‘t so sure. Very cool setting. I won‘t say too much since it‘s for #LMPBC but I can‘t wait to hear all your thoughts!

@EadieB I mailed this out on Thursday, and it should arrive to you on Monday!

EadieB Thanks! Looking forward to reading it! 8mo
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Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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@magyklyXdelish I got both of these today!

#LMPBC

magyklyXdelish Yay! 🤗🤗 8mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I ended up having to work 9.5 hours of OT this weekend, but luckily still have some time left over to enjoy reading on the porch for the first time this year!

#LMPBC

Bookzombie I‘m glad you found some time to read this weekend. 🙂 8mo
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Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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This book has been on my TBR for some time so I was pretty excited it showed up as a Kindle deal! 😄😇

candority Oh, it‘s so good! 9mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Doing a little reading for #LMPBC this evening. Hopefully will finish the book this weekend!

If you look close you might spot the cat eyeing me suspiciously as she roasts herself in front of the fireplace.

MaleficentBookDragon 😻😻😻 9mo
EadieB Cute cat! Can‘t wait to read this one! We chose some really interesting books this time! 9mo
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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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Really loved this book!

Part survival story and part old-timey courtroom drama, this story centers around an all female expedition to the Arctic to search for John Franklin‘s lost expedition...and the aftermath when they don‘t all come back.

I find the historical events that make up the backdrop of this story fascinating (although liberties are taken here) and always enjoy women defying the expectations of their time.

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Day 2 post covid vaccine- stayed home from work again but luckily the worst is over and I‘m actually able to do some reading today!

Plus I got a sticker!! I did not know there would be stickers. Worth it 😊

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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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I have a little time to kill before my appointment for the 2nd COVID vaccine...and I really hate needles 😬

Good thing my dearest friend, the Kindle, is always with me!

tpixie Congrats!! On your vaccine and your bravery to face your fear of vaccines!! 🎈🎈🎈 yay for kindle!! This book is next on my list! 9mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I‘ve got my book, pen, and coffee at the ready! Time to get started on #LMPBC!

The wacky looking pen is courtesy of my cousin. It‘s a “left handed” pen 😅

@magyklyXdelish @MaleficentBookDragon @EadieB

EadieB Cool pen! I started marking up my book too! 9mo
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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What. The. Actual. Fuck.

Ok, I‘m off to binge watch the Netflix series now!

Moonprismpower Well now I have to watch this too. I haven‘t read the book but a new series sounds right up my alley. 😃 9mo
magyklyXdelish Yessssssss. It‘s literally the most shocking ending of any book I‘ve ever read. I was floored. I still haven‘t watched the show yet though so you will have to let me know if it lives up to it! 9mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Picked up a package from the post office today which had my #LMPBC book from last round as well as this extra book from my TBR that @magyklyXdelish sent along with it!!

Thank you so much! I am very excited to read this. You know how much I like thrillers! 💙

magyklyXdelish Hope you like it! Ive enjoyed getting to know you through the notes in the margins ♥️ 9mo
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Next up is these three: thrillers galore!

I wanted to read Behind Her Eyes before watching the Netflix series and my library hold just came in today.

The two hardcovers are for book clubbing!

Kappadeemom His & Hers was one of my favorite books last year! 9mo
Bookish_AF @Kappadeemom I am excited to read it! It was recommended to me by someone I know outside of Litsy...little does she know I went ahead and picked it for a book club based on that 😜 9mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I was just browsing around on HBO Max and THIS SHOWED UP. This is an HBO series now?!! I didn‘t know! How did I not know???

AmyG I didn‘t know this eiher. 9mo
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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I recently discovered I love snowshoeing! I live in the middle of the woods in lake effect snow country, so we do not lack snow or places to go.

My plans every weekend now consist of snowshoeing and then returning inside to curl up with books (tagged is the current Kindle read). Both activities prove to be quite therapeutic!

I know my love of winter makes me extremely weird ❄️📖

AmyG You would fit right in where I live...Rocky Mountains of CO. Winter is where it‘s at. 9mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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I neglected to mention at the beginning of the round that I had read this book before 🙈 but it‘s such a crazy book and thought it would be fun to read it again with you guys! And I got the added bonus of getting it last.

I loved reading this “along” with all of you! Just as crazy as I remember, and you all definitely made me see the ending in a different light 🤔!!

#LMPBC

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Hello #LMPBC Group W! My TBR is full of books that I think would fit the bill since horror/thriller is my favorite genre 😅 Here are a few! Let me know what you think or if you‘ve read any of these before.

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EadieB I have read The Shadows, One by One and The Invited so any of the other books would be ok for me. 10mo
MaleficentBookDragon I really want to read 10mo
magyklyXdelish The only one I‘ve read is the shadows. Any of the others works for me :) sanatorium sounds really good 10mo
Bookish_AF Awesome! I will go with that one then 😊 @MaleficentBookDragon @EadieB @magyklyXdelish 10mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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This little electronics stand thingy I have sure makes it convenient to read my Kindle in bed!

candority Cute mug! 😍🦊 10mo
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“I was again disappointed on discovering that the labs weren‘t full of nifty chrome and cool blue and pink lighting. Total letdown.”

Oh man this made me laugh. Can confirm this is true. We are not cool. At.All. 👩🏼‍🔬🧬😅

Karisa 🤣 10mo
BiblioLitten 😄 10mo
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I was intrigued by the premise of this! Lots of commentary about rape culture. Since I analyze a lot of sexual assault kits, I can confirm that it‘s rare for cases like this to go to trial, for many of the reasons brought up in the book. It‘s always interesting for me to read stories that are adjacent to what I do in real life.
Also really enjoyed the alternating format with the podcast episodes thrown in the mix.
#NewYearWhoDis

monalyisha Did you listen or read? I wonder if the podcast bit would make it a good audio candidate (like Sadie)! 10mo
JamieArc @monalyisha I listened to it. I don‘t think it was quite as good as Sadie, but definitely one that i preferred in audio vs print. 10mo
Jadams1776 @monalyisha oooh I‘m going to have to try this in audio now. 10mo
Jadams1776 I‘m glad you enjoyed it @Bookish_AF ! I love a true crime podcast, so I knew I had to read this one. 10mo
Bookish_AF @Jadams1776 I love me some true crime as well !! @monalyisha I read it, but I am glad there was someone who listened to the audio to weigh in on that ! (edited) 10mo
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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I am a Riley Sager fan and love haunted house stories so it‘s no surprise I liked this!

Maggie doesn‘t remember much about living in a haunted house, but her whole life was shaped by “the Book” that her father wrote about their time there.
And yes, you get to read “the Book” (as this is a book within a book) while Maggie tries to understand what really happened.

So glad this got chosen for #LMPBC and it was also on my #NewYearWhoDis list!

Victoriahoperose Loved this one!!! 10mo
Jadams1776 Riley Sager is a must buy for me. I‘ve loved every book. (edited) 10mo
monalyisha Coool. Book within books are so neat. 🖤 10mo
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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This was totally my kind of thriller! Atmospheric setting, multiple narrators, revelations slowly coming to light...who to trust? I immediately liked Hannah when she got so terribly seasick on the journey to the island. Girl, I felt that.

It was a fun read that I totally flew through.

But, I‘m still wondering...how exactly does one pronounce “Aoife”??

#NewYearWhoDis

Jadams1776 I googled it - “EE-Fa” Basically you drop the A and O 11mo
monalyisha Foley is my maiden name. Despite the fact that it‘s a common surname, I‘m going to accept your praise for this novel as if it belongs to me. 😆😅 11mo
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This was a #NewYearWhoDis pick but I got over excited and read it in December.

I have never actually read Shirley Jackson (despite my my love of horror!) so I knew I had to pick this one.
It‘s a relatively short book but I loved this! It was SO weird, creepy, and unsettling to read and the writing definitely evoked those feelings quite well.

I will now be adding some more Shirley Jackson to my TBR.

monalyisha One of my favorite books of all-time! 🖤🙌🏻 11mo
Jadams1776 Yay! I‘m glad you were so excited about it you read it early 😂 11mo
Cathythoughts I read this last October-ish ... really enjoyed 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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I have finally decided on a reasonable January TBR from my #NewYearWhoDis list from @Jadams1776 ! As usual, other books from the list that I also want to read will get added to my regular TBR!

In addition to these five, I got a little excited and read a book from the list in December (which will get a post at some point!) and I am already going to be reading Home Before Dark for #LMPBC this month.

RachelAmphlett I‘ve got The Guest List to read this month - I really enjoyed The Hunting Party! 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon I really liked The Guest List. Even more than The Hunting Party. 11mo
monalyisha Love the variety! 🎉 11mo
Jadams1776 That looks like a great list! 11mo
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The Fisherman | John Langan
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I beat last year by 7 books! My most common genres from this year seem to be horror, thriller, and non-fiction. The tagged book was one of my favorites.

Excited to get started on reading for 2021!

readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
Bookzombie Great reading year! 11mo
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@EmilyM

I am so sorry that your #jolabokaflodswap package is still stuck in postal purgatory! I obsessively check the tracking and will continue to do so...but no updates in days. I hope that it will find its way to you soon and I wish you an awesome holiday even though it will be late ! 💚

EmilyM It's all good @Bookish_AF ! Merry Christmas 🎄! 11mo
Bookish_AF @EmilyM I will definitely keep you updated and send you another if it gets lost forever 😊 11mo
Bookish_AF @EmilyM speaking of which, an update just came through- your package is BACK in Denver 😅 At least we‘re getting closer instead of farther away. 11mo
EmilyM @Bookish_AF Crazy! But, at least it's getting closer! 11mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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@mom2bugnbee

Thank you so much for the #jolabokaflodswap package!! I am really excited to read this book as it has been on my TBR for a while. The chocolates look amazing and I will be breaking into those in short order. My cat is currently in the box and shredding the wrapping paper 😹

Hope you have a great holiday! 💕😊

mom2bugnbee You, are more than welcome! You're a girl after my own heart with your choice of chocolates & books - must be the name Amy! 😉 This book lived up to the hype for me - I hope it does for you as well. Merry Christmas! 11mo
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My #jolabokaflodswap package from @mom2bugnbee has arrived safely !! Thank you, I can‘t wait 😊

mom2bugnbee Yay! Hope you enjoy! ♥ 11mo
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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I‘m a little late to the party and I‘m *still* deciding my TBR for #NewYearWhoDis but I wanted to share the list I got from @Jadams1776 !!

A few I‘ve read, several more are already on my radar, and others I want to look into more! And two Stephen King books on the same list? My heart! 😍

One book is part of my current round of #LMPBC (tagged) so I‘ll already be reading it in January and I can‘t wait 😊

vivastory What a fantastic list!! 12mo
TheNeverendingTBR 6, 10 & 16 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 12mo
monalyisha Hooray! Glad you‘re happy with your list! 🙌🏻✨ 12mo
Nerdfins I‘d say 2, but I‘m also biased since I sent you that one. 😜 12mo
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My #jolabokaflodswap package has been sent and is on its way to @EmilyM all the way from upstate NY!! It says expected arrival is the 15th but I‘m not sure how much I trust those estimates right now so I‘ll be stalking the tracking info. Of course I forgot to take a photo so here is my cat under the tree instead?

Bookzombie 💕🐈 I also love your tree skirt. 🎄 12mo
Bookish_AF @Bookzombie 💕Unfortunately that cat rumples it up into oblivion everyday 😅 12mo
EmilyM I am so excited! Thank you! 12mo
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Elizabeth2 Pretty kitty! 😻 12mo
Bookzombie @Bookish_AF 😂 Does your cat chew on the branches? My last cat did that. She started the minute the branches came out of the box. 12mo
Bookish_AF @Bookzombie She doesn‘t seem to chew on them but is constantly rubbing her face on them 😂 And of course now batting at the ornaments she can reach (only put cheap non breakable ones at the bottom). It‘s so complicated managing cat + tree 😅😅😅 12mo
Bookzombie @Bookish_AF It is! 😂 12mo
Nerdfins I am very thankful Luna and Loki just like to lounge under my tree. Lily, take notes! 12mo
Bookish_AF @EmilyM Your package arrived in Denver....AND THEN THEY SENT IT TO OREGON. I cannot fathom what is happening but I‘m keeping an eye on it! 12mo
EmilyM @Bookish_AF Thanks for letting me know! That is so weird that it got sent to Oregon!! 12mo
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I get to work from home for the next 3 days as I am attending a virtual conference.

But first, coffee and a book while waiting for the conference to start ! #LMPBC

j9brown Nice mug 😃 12mo
Bookish_AF @j9brown it‘s one of my favorites !!! It‘s also big 😃 12mo
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Long weekend reading plans!

My coworkers and I are reading Ready Player Two together. We all had pre-ordered it like complete nerds.

I also plan to do some #LMPBC reading by finishing Descent for this month and starting A Good and Happy Child for next month!

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Descent: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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It‘s Day 4 of the 5 day weekend I decided to take off from work and I continue to take advantage of it and read as much as humanly possible 😊
#LMPBC

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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And now it‘s #AllHallowsRead swap time!! Thank you so much Karen! Look at all those socks!!! I just love socks you guys. And this book has been on my TBR for quite a while so I am very excited to have a copy and can‘t wait to read it! The card is also absolutely adorable. Thank you 🖤🧡🖤🧡

Texreader It‘s such an awesome book I hope you love it, too! And I figured the more socks the better!! 13mo
TiminCalifornia I just finished re-reading Kindred as part of a new Butler anthology. It's definitely one that stays with you. A good read! 12mo
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Katie! Thank you so so much for this amazing #hauntedhollowswap ! I got up extra early to open it before work and I am glad I did!

I am so excited to read every one of these books and I love everything you picked out for me...from the candy to the apple wine (!!) and themed candle and the zombie pets sticky notes 😅 and everything else!
I WILL be wearing those socks and the Halloween face mask to work today. (That mask!) THANK YOU! 🖤🧡

wanderinglynn What a great box! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ And I loved the Girl Who Drank the Moon—hope you enjoy. 13mo
BethM Ooh wine! 13mo
KatieDid927 Glad you like it! Happy Halloween! 13mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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We had our first work book club meeting yesterday 😜 Our resident Non-Reader is also in charge of running book club and I have to say he really came prepared!

We also got him to agree to 20 chapters a week so we are not reading the book for 3 months 🤣

I am hiding under my electric blanket with this creature purring at my feet while I start this weeks chapters! #catsoflitsy

Bookzombie I‘m glad your book club meeting turned out well and that he agree to more chapters per week. 🙂 14mo
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