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Bookzombie

Joined March 2016

I devour books, not brains. https://www.goodreads.com/Bookzombie08
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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Woo! I thought I wasn‘t going to make it. I finished the Winter portion of #Booked2019 plus one from Summer.

Winter
1. Female Detective - tagged book
2. Fairy Tale Retelling - Unbury Carol
3. Reminds You Of A Happy Place - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
4. Related to a podcast - We Should All Be Feminist
5. Set in Ireland/Irish Author - Maeve in America
6. New to You Author - The Quick
Summer
15. Book to Movie - Z is for Zachariah

Booksnchill Love the Spellmans!!! Banana! 2mo
Cinfhen Great job💕thanks for tagging us 😁 2mo
Bookzombie @Booksnchill Me too! Hope to finish the series this year. 2mo
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Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 💕 2mo
Reggie Only 1 hashtag?!! Lol, awesome job!! 2mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thank you! 2mo
merelybookish Popping in to say Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a good'un!! 🎈🎂🎉 2mo
Reggie Hey Margie!! Hoping all is well and just popped in to say hi!! 1w
Bookzombie @Reggie Hi Reggie! Everything is good, just haven't been on Litsy much. I hope all is well with you too. 😊 5d
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Unbury Carol: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I started this in print and struggled to get in to the story, so I switched to audio. Something about hearing the different voices made this retelling of sleeping beauty work for me. I still liked Birdbox more though. #LitsyAtoZ #U #Booked2019 #FairyTaleRetelling

Cinfhen He has a new book that just came out. Sounds good 2mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It‘s on my TBR. ☺️ 2mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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My only complaint about this is that I started it before the rest of the series is out. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #readingwomenchallenge #ayoungadultbookbyawoc

Lovesbooks87 I want to read this but I think I will wait until the next book comes out! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Right?!? I finished this and immediately wanted the next book. I love/hate that. 😂 2mo
Reggie I loved this book. I loved the backstory of her and her mom. Soo good. 2mo
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Bookzombie @Lovesbooks87 I wish I had. 🙂 2mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I did too! Can‘t wait for the next book! 2mo
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While I think I still might love the movie just a tad bit more, I‘m so glad I read this book. Thank you @tpixie for posting about it! I didn‘t know it was a book before that. 🙂 #LitsyAtoZ #N #readingwomenchallenge #achildrensbook

Aswenson Angela Landsbury! Many childhood memories of that film. 2mo
mcipher I don‘t think I even realized this was a book - I love this movie! 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Such a great movie! The Underwater fight scene was 👌. 2mo
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tpixie Oh fun!!! Glad you read it!! The movie was so awesome also!!! 2mo
tpixie @Aswenson yes! The flying bed and the walking coats of armour!! 2mo
Bookzombie @Aswenson @mcipher @GrilledCheeseSamurai It was one of my favorite movies as a kid. 🙂 2mo
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I think I found this one because the author is going to be at the San Antonio book festival in April. I‘m sure I heard about Congresswoman Barbara Jordan growing up, but didn‘t remember much about her. This picture book biography is a great way to learn about her life. I wish she was still with us today. I also stacked a full length biography to read later. #nonfiction2019 #somethingwithpolitics

Bookzombie The full length biography is 2mo
Suet624 There are some great videos of her on YouTube. 2mo
Bookzombie @Suet624 Thanks! I will have to check them out. 2mo
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This has been on my TBR for a while, but I bumped it up after @MicheleinPhilly gave it a pick recently. Even though I had things figured out before the end, I enjoyed the story. The characters and setting just really clicked with me. #Booked2019 #RemindYouOfAHappyPlace #LLB19 #BookPickedByALittenYouAdmire

Cinfhen I just reviewed this book but I was underwhelmed! I thought the writing was bland and the mystery was like u said predictable. I think I had high hopes 2mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I understand. I wish you had liked it more, but I can see why it gets mixed reviews. 2mo
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I stumbled upon this while perusing the library shelves. “The Hanging Tree” is a novella and the other three are short stories. All have been made into movies, except for my favorite, “The Lost Sister.” My least favorite of the stories was ”A Man Called Horse.” #J #LitsyAtoZ #readingwomenchallenge #novella

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I found Litsy 3 years ago because I either heard @Liberty talk about it on a podcast or read it in her Tinyletter. I love this community and all of the people I have been in contact with over the years. @Texreader Thank you for inspiring me to go back and look it up. #firstpost #firstlike #litsymemories

Paperback.Propensity I love it here 2mo
Bookzombie @Paperback.Propensity Yay!💗 2mo
britt_brooke 💚 2mo
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Humans of San Antonio | Michael Cirlos
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Like Humans of New York, Cirlos set out to share the stories of San Antonio‘s citizens through photos and statements. My husband and I both read (seems weird to say for mostly pictures) this book. We liked it, but agreed that we wish there had been stories or statements on every photo. #Nonfiction2019 #somethingwithpictures

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I became aware of Maeve Higgins when she started on NPR‘s Wait Wait...Don‘t Tell Me. She is a comedian, originally from Ireland, currently living in NYC. Her essays are thoughtful and made me laugh out loud several times. I think I would enjoy being her friend. #Booked2019 #IrishAuthor #Nonfiction2019 #somethingthatmadeyoulaugh

wordzie ❤ Nice review 3mo
Bookzombie @wordzie Thank you! ☺️ 3mo
Cinfhen Now I‘m curious to check her out. I‘m enjoying NF, especially essay collections right now, so this book sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing & posting 💚 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I hope you like it if you pick it up. I could only get it in print, but I bet the audio is better if she reads it. 🙂 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m thinking that too!!! Will let you know xx 3mo
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This is a fascinating and horrifying look at the history of extinctions and what humans have wrought upon the earth. I listened to this on audio and I‘m not sure I loved the narrator. Even so, Kolbert‘s ability to write about the horrible things that are happening to our planet was engaging. #readingwomenchallenge #abookaboutnature #nonfiction2019 #somethingwithscience #LLB19 #fromyourownLitsyTBR

Reggie This is gonna be a dumb question but is it super depressing? Or more fascinating? I always see this one but am always in the fence with it. 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie That is not a dumb question at all. When I started it, my husband was like “why do that to yourself?” It was a mix of both for me. The author includes some levity throughout via her personal experiences, but some of the info is just sad. Also, I don‘t recommend the audio. I think the narrator wasn‘t the right choice and I wish I had switched to print. 3mo
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This was cute and relatable if you have or have had cat(s) in your life. I really enjoyed the illustrations. #I #LitsyAtoZ

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This is book 2 & 3 in the D.I. Helen Grace series. I throughly enjoyed both and already have book 4 on deck. #A #D #LitsyAtoZ

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The Cannibals of Candyland | Carlton Mellick
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@Mommamanzi I received this yesterday. Thank you for doing a spring cleaning giveaway! This one has been on my TBR for many years. 🍭🍬🍭🍬 Thanks again!

The picture doesn‘t show it but when I took this last night at sunset the sky was full of the colors on the book cover.

Mommamanzi Woohooo!! 3mo
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This is book 2 in the Spellmans series. It‘s been so long since I read the first one that I forgot how eccentric the family is. The Spellmans have boundary issues and use all of their PI skills to keep tabs on each other, while working their paying jobs. These are fun books. They are less about the mystery and more about the characters. #L #LitsyAtoZ #Booked2019 #FemaleDetective #readingwomenchallenge #anybookfromaseries

Sresendez12 I may have to use this for my #femaledetective book! It‘s been forever since I read the first one that I‘d almost forgotten about this series! 3mo
Bookzombie @Sresendez12 I kind of did the same thing. I‘m planning on reading the rest of them this year. I have the third one on deck to read shortly. 3mo
Cinfhen Fun choice!! 3mo
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This is a reread. I still think it is my favorite. 💗#R #LitsyAtoZ

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3mo
DGRachel I‘m torn between this one and Order of the Phoenix as my favorite HP. 💛🖤 3mo
Reggie Yeah, I‘m with Rachel because Harry Finally has someone other than the Dursley‘s but then she kills him in TOTP. It‘s between those 2 for me too. 3mo
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Tanisha_A Yesss! 🙌 3mo
Bookzombie @DGRachel @Reggie Yes, I love that Harry finally has someone else in this one. I have only read the last four books once each so I‘m wondering if I will change my mind this time around. I feel shameful saying that I haven‘t read the last four more than once. 😬 3mo
DGRachel @Reggie I was DEVASTATED when Rowling killed Sirius. DEVASTATED! I sobbed so hard I couldn‘t see to keep reading. I still cry when I reread it. 3mo
Bookzombie @DGRachel @Reggie I completely understand. Even reading this one now and knowing what is coming in the future made me tear up. 3mo
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Monster on the Hill | Rob Harrell
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From the colorful graphics to the funny and sometimes sarcastic humor, I loved this graphic novel. I think it perfect for all ages. #M #LitsyAtoZ #GraphicNovel2019

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Silverfish | David Lapham, Dom Ramos, Jared K. Fletcher
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I didn‘t love this one. I can‘t really put my finger on why. A teenage girl suspicious of her new stepmom finds a suitcase full of money and a bloody knife. She starts calling numbers from a notebook in the suitcase and stirs up her stepmom‘s past, which was better left alone. #S #LitsyAtoZ #GraphicNovel2019

Bookzombie @GondorGirl Should I use the hashtag on every graphic novel I read this year or just two a month? I may not always get in more but I have this month. 🤓 3mo
GondorGirl Feel free to use it all the time- it's a great way to find more graphic novels for our TBRs! 3mo
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Will and Whit | Laura Lee Gulledge
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This was a sweet graphic novel. I enjoyed how there was so much going on in the shadows. #G #LitsyAtoZ #GraphicNovel2019

kgriffith Now I‘m curious to see what you mean about the shadows! 3mo
Bookzombie @kgriffith I should have taken more photos. I already returned it. 😕 3mo
emtobiasz I was about to stack this and realized I already had, at some point... Guess it‘s time to finally add it to the library hold list! 3mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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I loved this book. I finished it in January, but I‘m still thinking about the characters and their arduous journey. Katsu takes an already horrifying story and adds supernatural elements that make it even more so. I can‘t wait to dig into the non-fiction book about the Donner party that I have on my list. #K #LitsyAtoZ #LLB19 #BookwithaBookishmap

MichelleScott_author This looks really good. 3mo
WhatWouldJaneDo I loved this one too! She took the supernatural elements in a direction I wasn't expecting and it really worked for me. 3mo
Suet624 Sounds fascinating. Stacked! 3mo
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Bookzombie @MichelleScott_author @Suet624 It really worked for me. Hope you enjoy it. 3mo
Reggie #greatreview Poor Tamsen!! 3mo
Tanisha_A Nice review! Sounds so good! 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I know! Thank you! 3mo
Bookzombie @Tanisha_A Thank you! 3mo
readordierachel Sounds great! 3mo
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This was harder than I thought! I tried to really pick authors that kickstarted my tastes. I am sure I could have listed more than 5.

Larry McMurtry
Michael Crichton
Sue Grafton
Steven King
Susan Isaacs for one book, Shining Through

CarolynM I like Shining Through too, but my favourite Susan Isaacs is 3mo
britt_brooke Nice list! 3mo
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Bookzombie @CarolynM Shining Through is the only one of hers I have read. I read it a young age, probably before I should have. I might have to check out more of hers. 🙂 3mo
lynneamch Aww. Sue Grafton. Those were my first audio walking books many years ago. Such a touching tribute when her family said, "For us, the alphabet stops at Y." ? 3mo
CarolynM I have read 5 of them and they are all very different. 3mo
Reggie Omg the Susan Isaacs throwback. I know I‘ve read like 3 of her novels but the one I remember is Almost Paradise. Because of what happens on the 2nd to last page after I think 800 pages. 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I went to look that one up and saw your post on it from 2 years ago, lol. I‘m still curious even though I read your spoiler. 🙂 3mo
Bookzombie @lynneamch I love Sue Grafton. They were some of my first audiobooks too. I feel a sort of kinship with Kinsey. I thought what her family said was touching too. 3mo
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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I‘m currently checking out the list of authors who will be at this year‘s San Antonio Book Fest. I can‘t wait for the schedule to be released so I can plan my day. #sabookfest

If you are in the area or just interested, here is the link: https://festival.saplf.org/news/san-antonio-book-festival-announces-2019-lineup/

AnneFindsJoy Thanks for posting! Easy day trip from Austin :) 3mo
Soubhiville Oh cool! I may come down for that! Hi @AnneFindsJoy ! I‘m in Austin too! 3mo
AnneFindsJoy @Soubhiville Hi!! Yay! So fun! We should do a ‘Hill Country‘ Litsy gathering sometime! Seems like a good number of us! 🙌 3mo
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Bookzombie @AnneFindsJoy @Soubhiville Please let me know if you are coming down so we can meet up. 🙂 I will post the schedule when it comes out too. 3mo
Reggie Omg!!! Tayari Jones and Ingrid Rojas Contreras!!!!!! 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I know! Sadly, it‘s a one day festival and when the schedule comes out I will have to make some tough choices. 😕 3mo
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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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Here is my stack from today‘s library visit. This does not include the other 19 items I already have out or the four audio books on my phone. ☺️ #ilovemylibrary #library

Reagan-reads Force of Nature was great! I have Ararat on my kobo, thanks for the reminder! 4mo
Julsmarshall Wow! 4mo
Bookzombie @Reagan-reads 🙂 I put a book back today because I remembered it is on my Kindle. 4mo
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Bookzombie @Julsmarshall Sometimes I end up returning some unread. I may never get to them all. 4mo
batsy Great stack 😍 I have Ararat in my list, it sounds intriguing! 4mo
Bookzombie @batsy Thank you! 🙂 4mo
readordierachel Good work! 4mo
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Great libraries | Anthony Hobson
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San Antonio has 29 library branches. It‘s one of the things I love most about SA. This is the Landa branch. It was formerly a home and was bequeathed to the city, along with 5 acres of garden, to be a free public library and children‘s playground. #showyourlibrary

aprilpohren This is amazing! 4mo
sprainedbrain That‘s lovely! 4mo
Crazeedi Beautiful! 4mo
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Kaye Wow isn‘t that nice ? It‘s so pretty. 4mo
AlaMich I‘d love to visit it! (edited) 4mo
Eyelit That‘s very cool! 4mo
Bookzombie @aprilpohren @sprainedbrain @Crazeedi @kaye @AlaMich @Eyelit It seems odd to say but today was my first visit. It‘s not my closest branch, but I will be going back. 4mo
AnneFindsJoy So nice! We are in Austin so I‘m definitely going to visit this branch on our next weekend visit to SA. 4mo
Bookzombie @AnneFindsJoy That‘s great! 4mo
Reggie Wow!! How nice! 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie It is! 🙂 4mo
JaclynW Beautiful! 3mo
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1. I cannot get into the A Series of Unfortunate Events books. I have tried multiple times in print and audio.
2. Both
3. Raymond Lee/Esther Bell and Nettie/Avant Burmeister (nickname was Meister)
4. “Goonies never say die.”
5. New York City - I would spend it all on Broadway shows. ☺️
#friyayintro

TheKidUpstairs "HEY YOU GUUUUUUYSSS!" 4mo
mreads GOONIES ❤❤❤❤ 4mo
LibrarianRyan I have never made it past book 7. It‘s just so repetitive. But I loved the Jim Carey movie and I like the Netflix series. 4mo
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MicrobeMom Goonies for me too! Also I never liked the unfortunate events books but enjoy watching the series on Netflix either my kids. 4mo
AnansiGirl G☠️☠️nies for life! 4mo
Bookzombie @TheKidUpstairs @mreads @AnansiGirl So many fans of The Goonies! @MicrobeMom @LibrarianRyan I haven‘t watched the Netflix series yet. I enjoyed the movie version so I think I will like the series. There‘s just something about the books that turn me off. 4mo
batsy 1 — me too! 4mo
mreads @Bookzombie WHAAAT!? There is a Netflix series? I didn't know that, I'll have to check that out, though with all the love I have for the original I doubt it will work for me. 4mo
Bookzombie @mreads I‘m sorry if I caused confusion . I was talking about the Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. Not the Goonies. I‘m not sure how I would feel if they made a Goonies series or movie. 4mo
Bookzombie @batsy ☺️ 4mo
mreads Oh whew ok 😄 4mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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I try not to bring a book I‘m loving into my office or the same thing happens to me.

There are so many relatable images in this book. 💗 I would love to have some of them on my walls. #B #LitsyAtoZ #LLB19 #BlameitonLitsy #GraphicNovel2019

SW-T LOL! The struggle is real 😂 4mo
Gissy I definitely can't do that!! 4mo
GondorGirl 😂😂😂 4mo
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Ddzmini Yes 🤣🤣🤣📖👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
Bookzombie @SW-T It truly is! 🙂 4mo
Bookzombie @Gissy It‘s so hard to avoid the book. 🙂 4mo
Smarkies So true! But unfortunately for me - open office design. 😑 4mo
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Widows | Lynda La Plante
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I started this book before the new year, but have only read 90 pages so far. I‘m just not that interested and will put it down for days at a time. Have you read it? Does it improve? Should I just bail and see the movie?

Owlizabeth I saw the movie and really liked it, I haven‘t read the book though. 4mo
Bookzombie @Owlizabeth I‘m pretty sure I will really like the movie. Probably going to bail on the book though. 4mo
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The legendary spy/assassin, Black Kaiser, has retired, but now his former employer wants him dead. To survive, he will have to kill everyone out to get him. The GN is in black and white with a dash of red and has very little dialogue. I liked this and thought it was easy to follow even with so little dialogue. #LitsyAtoZ #P #GraphicNovel2019 #graphicnovelchallenge ⬇️

Bookzombie Movie Review: Polar is now a Netflix original starring Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens. The GN gave the basic outline, but they definitely had to flesh it out for 118 min running time. I enjoyed the movie and will probably watch it again. Disclaimer: I love action movies. This often includes the bad ones too. 4mo
GondorGirl I'll have to check this one out! 4mo
Chrissyreadit I might watch this with my son. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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TK421 Read this the other day and loved it! 4mo
Bookzombie @Chrissyreadit I don‘t know how old your son is, but I just thought I would you a heads up there is a decent bit of sex in it along with the violence. 😬 4mo
Bookzombie @TK421 I saw your review! Did you watch the movie yet? 4mo
Chrissyreadit @Bookzombie thanks- I do not set a lot of limits on him now but I will think about it. I def appreciate the heads up. He‘s 15 and I recognize he could find or see anything at this point and I don‘t want shame or sneaking. 4mo
Bookzombie @Chrissyreadit I understand. 🙂 4mo
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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Look at my new bookmarks! I love them and I can‘t wait to use them. 😍

Here is the Etsy shop. I believe she just restocked too.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JatipDesign

Klou Omg. That Michael Myers one is awesome! I mean, they all are but that one... WOW! 4mo
Soubhiville Oooo, fun. I made an order last week! They might even be sitting in my mailbox right now... 😊📚. Those are very cool! 4mo
That-Bookish-Hiker So happy you like them! 😊 4mo
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Bookzombie @Klou It is. She also has a Freddy and a Jason, I think. 4mo
Bookzombie @Soubhiville I bet they are! 4mo
Bookzombie @That-Bookish-Hiker 🙂 4mo
Klou @Bookzombie Wow. That's so cool! 4mo
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I‘m calling it a night. I finished one audio, read a little in a book, and I‘m halfway through the tagged book on audio. Not my best time, but any reading time is awesome. 🥳 #24in48

Stephaniereads1 I think you did great. Any reading is amazing! 4mo
hes7 Nice! 🎉 4mo
vivastory Nice! 👏📚 4mo
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Eyelit As you said, any reading time is good!! 4mo
Kalalalatja Well done! 4mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🎉🎉 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you!👍🏽 4mo
Bookzombie @Stephaniereads1 @hes7 @vivastory @Eyelit @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @PurpleyPumpkin You are all awesome! This was so nice to wake up to this morning. 💗 4mo
Librarybelle Great job! 4mo
Bookzombie @Librarybelle Thank you! 4mo
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First (possibly only) book finished for #24in48 . I will probably make it to around 10 hours for this #readathon .

I‘m slowly rereading this series and loving it all over again. #H #LitsyAtoZ

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Hairspray: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Hit Broadway Musical | Mark O'Donnell, Marc Shaiman, Thomas Meehan, Scott Whittman
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I took a #24in48 break this evening to go see a local high school‘s production of Hairspray. I don‘t know any of the kids but I feel proud of them all. It was so good.

Eyelit How fun! 4mo
Louise Now and the you‘ve just gotta “let the sunshine in”! ☀️ 4mo
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I have been slow to start for this #24in48. I‘m counting this as my #shelfie as I haven‘t been up that long and am looking rough. 🤪

parttimedomestic Totally counts! 😂 Cute sock! 4mo
Bookzombie @parttimedomestic 😂 Thanks! 4mo
julesG 😂😂😂 I was thinking about doing the sock-shelfie, too. 4mo
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Bookzombie @julesG You always look great in your pics. 🙂 4mo
julesG Thank you! I always see my faults. 😶 4mo
Bookzombie @julesG I think we are all hardest on ourselves. 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I wasn‘t going to sign up for #24in48 this time, but then decided I didn‘t want to miss out. Here is my #TBR. The top 3 books and audio are all in progress so I would most like to wrap some of them up.

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#20thingsaboutme #20factsaboutme This is always harder than I think it will be. @LibrarianRyan

readingjedi I'm with you on 5,6 & 16 ☺ 4mo
CouronneDhiver Aww, that nickname is adorable! (2) 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 16 & 18 👊🏻 4mo
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JoScho Bay Bear is the cutest nickname ❤️ 4mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️🤓👍 4mo
Karkar Congratulations on 15! It is a hard and long road to lose weight! 4mo
cathysaid #4 right here! 🙋‍♀️ Also, I rock the hell outta #16 🤬 (edited) 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #15 congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 4mo
SW-T Congrats on 15! 4mo
LA_Mead #18!! I can relate to that one for sure! 4mo
Mdargusch Congrats on #15 but I think #3 is super sweet. 4mo
Reggie Omg!!! #17 Way to go!!!#15 And #3😍and sigh. Your list is awesome, Margie!! 4mo
AnansiGirl # 5 and 6 are very relatable 🌕🦉 wowza about # 17 😳 4mo
Bookzombie @readingjedi Yay! @CouronneDhiver Thank you! ☺️ @BarbaraTheBibliophage @LA_Mead I knew some Littens would relate! @JoScho Thank you! ☺️ @Karkar Thank you! It is and I‘m still working on it. 4mo
Bookzombie @cathysaid I noticed a few Littens have made the same choice. 🙂 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SW-T Thank you! 4mo
Bookzombie @Mdargusch Thank you on both! ☺️ 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thank you, Reggie! ☺️ 4mo
Bookzombie @AnansiGirl Thanks! #17 was so long ago and at the time was probably the scariest thing ever. 4mo
vivastory Congratulations on #15! 4mo
Tanisha_A I really like your no. 12. That would be utopian weather! 4mo
readordierachel 💕💕 4mo
Bookzombie @vivastory Thank you! 4mo
Bookzombie @Tanisha_A It would be! 💗 4mo
readinginthedark #17 😯 I hope everyone was alright! 4mo
Bookzombie @readinginthedark Yes, no one was harmed. 4mo
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I think I might have read this years ago, but I couldn‘t remember who did it. I enjoyed it overall, but I‘m not sure I‘m a fan of Hastings.
#C #LitsyAtoZ #readallthechristies

Cinfhen I‘m embarrassed to say I‘m not REALLY a fan of Agatha Christie 🙈 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Isn‘t this one a Poirot mystery? 4mo
Bookzombie @4thhouseontheleft OH MY GOODNESS! It is! Lol. I retract this for #Booked2019. I was thinking about Christie herself. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4mo
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Bookzombie @4thhouseontheleft Thank you for catching this. I‘m embarrassed. 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I really enjoyed And Then There Were None. We‘ll see how the rest of them go. 🙂 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @Bookzombie The only reason I knew this was because I read it last year. 😂😂 Don‘t be embarrassed. ☺️ 4mo
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Tanisha_A I really want to. Love Adichie's work! 4mo
SW-T @Bookzombie Definitely a book you want everyone to read! 4mo
Cinfhen Another book that inspires and fills those challenge prompts 😜 4mo
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Bookzombie @Tanisha_A I think I have it on my Kindle, but I ended up listening to it on Libby. Her reading was excellent. 4mo
Bookzombie @SW-T Absolutely! 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Trying to stay on top of challenges! 🤪 4mo
tealwish I love her!! So inspiring! After reading this, I watched everything I could of her on YouTube giving interviews or speeches. Next I need to read her fiction. 4mo
Bookzombie @tealwish I need to watch/listen more. I read Purple Hibiscus in 2017 and it was so good. 4mo
tealwish @Bookzombie Thanks, I stacked it! 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This was a fantastic book. I enjoyed learning more about Michelle and her life. The inside look at living in the White House was fascinating. I struggled with feeling a bit blue and sad while listening, because I started to think about our current administration and what‘s become so glaring in our country because of it. I just felt so heavy. However, Michelle‘s book is full of hope and optimism and I‘m going to hold onto that. ⬇️ Hashtags below.

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Dear Janet,
I‘m sorry but our time together has come to an end. While I think this book is better than the last, your series no longer sparks joy for me. I was happy with Stephanie and her life as is, including her indecision between Morelli and Ranger. I didn‘t care for the addition of Diesel or, in this one, Wolf. It felt like you needed to hit a word count and threw in a pointless character. Peace out. #E #LitsyAtoZ #seriesbreakup #teamranger

readinginthedark Sometimes series go on too long. I felt similarly about the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. 😕 4mo
TiredLibrarian I agree. The earliest books in this series were so much fun, but it ran out if steam a while ago. 😕 4mo
Reggie Oh no!!!! the seriesbreakup hashtag!!! 😭Lol it happens. 4mo
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Cinfhen I thought that was very gentle!! Nice way to say goodbye 😉 4mo
JoScho Ugh. They were so good in the beginning. 4mo
Traci1 I feel exactly the same way. It was a bit better than 24, but that's saying very little. I hate that she brought Diesel and Wulf in from the between the numbers books, which are a tad supernatural. Steph's story didn't need any supernatural stuff added. If she's going to continue down that road, I think I'm done too. I hate that, because I loved those books. 😔 4mo
Mdargusch Oh darn. Like I‘ve said before, I‘m glad I stopped at book eight. 4mo
Dragon I gave up at nineteen 🐉 4mo
Larkken “Spark joy” -> 🤣 4mo
Bookzombie @readinginthedark Yes, they do. I never finished Sookie either. I started book 8 and then never finished it. 4mo
Bookzombie @TiredLibrarian Thanks, it definitely did. 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie LOL! It made happy to write that hashtag. 4mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! I think if I wasn‘t limited to 451 characters it might have become a rant. Lol. 4mo
Bookzombie @JoScho They were! Some day I might revisit the early ones because I did love the characters. 4mo
Bookzombie @Traci1 I enjoy supernatural but I so agree that Stephanie didn‘t need that in her story. I read the between the numbers books and didn‘t really enjoy them. It‘s hard to find you dislike a series that was a favorite. I‘m sure I will revisit the early books one day. I really enjoyed the audio versions. 4mo
Bookzombie @Mdargusch 🙂 There may have been a few good ones after that but you probably stopped at a perfect time. 4mo
Traci1 @Bookzombie yeah, some of my favorite books are fantasy / supernatural. But to add it to an established story that was never like that is just weird. I liked the normal Plum world just the way it was. There was no need to mess with it. Leave out Diesel and give me more Lula and Grandma Mazur! 😁 4mo
Bookzombie @Dragon Yeah, I was already thinking about ending it then. Sometimes breakups are a long time coming. 😉 4mo
Bookzombie @Larkken 😂😂 4mo
Bookzombie @Traci1 I‘m in total agreement. 🙂 4mo
Dragon So true 👍🐉 4mo
readinginthedark Yeah, I finished that series because they were such quick reads for me, but I'll probably never do that again with a series I just can't take any more. 4mo
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#Friyayintro

1. Probably mystery/thriller
2. Heights and falling down stairs. Basically, things that I think might break a bone. This is a fear that has come with age. 😳
3. There were many but forensic pathologist and storm chaser (Thanks Twister) were two.
4. 65C - photo was taken from patio door around 3pm. It was a foggy day in San Antonio.
5. Will do! 👋🏻

Reggie C‘mon!!! Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt should have been impales any of the flying debris while they were tied to the pipe. Lol 4mo
Texreader It was a gloomy day wasn‘t it? 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Lol! I know, but I still love that dang movie. 4mo
Bookzombie @Texreader It was! I told my husband it was great reading weather and I wished I was off. He said isn‘t all weather great reading weather. 😏 4mo
Texreader He‘s so right 4mo
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Z for Zachariah | Robert C. O'Brien
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Nuclear war has happened and Ann, 16 years old, is the sole survivor. At least that is what she thinks until she sees campfire smoke in the distance. Soon she is not alone in her green valley and she will have to outthink and outmaneuver the man who arrives to survive.
I found this YA book to be suspenseful and enthralling. #LitsyAtoZ #Z #Booked2019 #BooktoMovie

Bookzombie I watched the trailer for the movie after I finished the book and was disappointed. They changed a number of things, including adding a third character. I think this is one instance where I will just stick with the book. 4mo
Bookzombie Also, this author wrote one of my favorite childhood books and I didn‘t realize it until I read the author‘s bio. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The movie wasn't very good. 4mo
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Cinfhen Forgot this was a movie!! 4mo
AWahle I loved this book a million years ago when I was in high school. I recently picked up an old copy with the cover I remembered. 📚 4mo
Bookzombie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for confirming my decision! 🙂 @Cinfhen It was on my Hulu list forever, because I wanted to read the book first. 4mo
Bookzombie @AWahle I‘m sure I would have loved it in high school too. I saw some older covers that are really cool. 🙂 4mo
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The Social Media Reader | Michael Mandiberg
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Spent time this evening figuring out which challenge(s) my current stack of books (finished and unfinished) fit. So many hashtags.😳 #hashtagsmaybethedeathofme #whydididecidetodosomanychallenges

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@Wife The book you sent arrived today! Thank you so much for passing it along to me! #bookmail 💕

Wife Enjoy!🌹 4mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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I don‘t feel like I see my name that often in books, so I was tickled to see it here. 😀

gradcat You go, Margie!! 🎉🎊😊 4mo
Reggie Ohhhh, I loved this book. Soooo creepy and there are a lot of different characters. Hope you like it!!!! And yayyy for Margie!!! Lol 4mo
Bookzombie @gradcat ☺️ 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! ☺️ If I didn‘t have to work I probably would have read it late into the night. 4mo
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Xingu | Edith Wharton
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I thoroughly enjoyed this snarky comedy of manners. I‘m also happy to have knocked out #X for #LitsyAtoZ early this year. 😁#LitsyAtoZ2019

Tamra Queen of Snark - she‘s my lady! 😆 4mo
Bookzombie @Tamra lol, this is my first Wharton, but I see more in my future. 4mo
Tamra @Bookzombie I really love her. I hope you enjoy more! 4mo
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JoScho 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼it feels good having X done! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm This was really fun! 4mo
Jovy Ooh I‘m still looking for an X book! 😀 4mo
Bookzombie @Jovy This one is a short story so that was nice for time. Two years ago I read this one and really liked it. 🙂 (edited) 4mo
batsy I love Wharton! And I can't believe I haven't read this snarky comedy of manners yet, especially since it's so short 🙂 4mo
Bookzombie 🙂 I read it on Serial Reader, but it can be found for free on Kindle since it‘s in the public domain. 4mo
Jovy @bookzombie Will check both out thanks!! 4mo
5280reader It‘s on my list as well! Glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
KateFulfordAuthor Nice review - snarky is good! 4mo
Bookzombie @5280reader I missed your comment somehow. Thank you! 4mo
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The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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I was sucked into this book almost immediately, but during part two it began to feel like drudgery. I stuck it out and am happy I did. I even had to make myself put it down last night. There are structure and pacing issues, but even so this is an enjoyable gothic tale. It makes me want to read more like it. #LitsyAtoZ #Q #Booked2019 #NewToYouAuthor #LLB19 #FeaturingAReaderOrAWriter #ReadingWomenChallenge #historicalfiction #chunkster

8little_paws I recall hoping for a sequel! This was an odd little book that I ended up enjoying. 4mo
Tanisha_A Love the bookmark! 4mo
Bookzombie @8little_paws I don‘t know if I want a sequel, but it probably could be done. Your second sentence is a perfect description. 4mo
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Cinfhen I love your Scrabble letter icon 💕💕Too “Q”ute 4mo
Bookzombie Thank you! 💗 4mo
Reggie Hashtag killing the challenges like a boss lol 4mo
Bookzombie @Reggie LOL I was typing it out and was like there are so many hashtags! 😄 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I‘m currently listening to this on audio, but had to seek out an express copy available at the library to see the photos included.

Hooked_on_books Smart idea! I listened to the audio and didn‘t know there were pictures. I definitely need to seek those out now. 4mo
Christine Yes!! I‘ve been impatiently waiting for an express copy to appear at my library so I can do the same. 4mo
Gezemice Oh, I listened to the audio, too! I will need to see those pictures... 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I am so bummed that there was no PDF or web site included in the audiobook. I had to grab up my granddaughter‘s copy when she was over recently! (Just temporarily, of course.) 4mo
Bookzombie @Hooked_on_books Thanks! @Christine @Gezemice There aren‘t as many pictures as I thought there might be, but it was good to see them. 🙂 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was bummed too. Glad you got to see them in your daughter‘s copy! (edited) 4mo
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The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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It‘s been pouring outside most of the day and I just want to snuggle up with my first print book of the year. Darn adulting and returning to the real world today.

I hit just over 100 pages last night and had to force myself to go to sleep.

Tamra Ugh, adulting ..... 5mo
JSW Argh yes! Back to work today and totally unmotivated. 5mo
ofbooksandme Adulting is hard! 5mo
Bookzombie @Tamra @JSW @ofbooksandme I knew my fellow Littens would understand! 💕 5mo
Tanisha_A Ugh! I feel so homesick (had to come back to the city i work in). 😔 5mo
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#IN2019

A couple of months ago, I told myself I was going to skip challenges this year. 😂 Now I have decided to do six. I‘m going with one book can fit a category on multiple challenges so I think I will be okay.

#Booked2019
#LitsyAtoZ2019
#Nonfiction2019
Series Catch-up or Complete
#Graphicnovel2019
#ReadingWomenChallenge

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
4thhouseontheleft 😂😂😂 5mo
RealLifeReading Best of luck with your challenges! 5mo
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Bookzombie @BookishMarginalia Thank you! I have to go back and make sure I filled out the form for #LitsyAtoZ2019 . 🙂 5mo
PatienceFortitude Funny how that works! Good luck with all the challenges! 👍 5mo
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That‘s another year in the books! (Hehehe) The shortest book is wrong. I listened to it on audio. I read 4 more books than in 2017, but had fewer pages by a smidge.

Completed Challenges:
#LitsyAtoZ -26/26
#Booked2018 - 24/24
#Nonfictionchallenge2018 - 14/12 - two more than last year

Incomplete Challenges:
#MountTBR - 20/25 - still pretty happy
Series Completed/Caught Up - 4/5
#YearofChunkster (over 500 pages) - 2

batsy That's an amazing amount of books! Well done 🎉📚🎉📚 5mo
Bookzombie @batsy Thank you! 💗 Happy New Year!🎆 🎉 5mo
batsy Happy new year!! 😊🎉 5mo
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RaimeyGallant You win all the prizes! Congrats! 5mo
Reggie Way to go, my friend!! Happy New Year, Margie!!! 5mo
Bookzombie @RaimeyGallant Aww, thanks! Happy New Year! 5mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! 😁Happy New Year, sweet Reggie! 🎆 5mo
readordierachel Well done!!! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Bookzombie @readordierachel Thank you! Happy New Year!🎆 5mo
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