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CBee

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Nope, it doesn‘t have to do with food 😂 I‘m posting this definition as it means to “thwart” in the book I‘m currently reading (The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle). But the main definition is “a hole in a ship's side to carry water overboard from the deck.” 😁 #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

peanutnine I love the multiple definitions and how the meaning has evolved over time! 6h
RaeLovesToRead Do you not use scupper in the US? 6h
CBee @peanutnine same! 😃 6h
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CBee @RaeLovesToRead we don‘t. At least I‘ve never heard it before! 6h
RaeLovesToRead It always blows my mind which words we don't share lol. I will have to get one of you lot to read through my dialogue if I write an American character 🤣🤣 Like, Rae, why do all your characters sound like they're from the East Midlands?? Haha 6h
CBee @RaeLovesToRead I would totally help with that! 6h
AmyG I thought it was a kind of fish. Similar to a kipper. In the herring family 😳 6h
rubyslippersreads There used to be a restaurant called The Rusty Scupper, so I always thought it was some kind of metal pail used on a ship. 😏 6h
RaeLovesToRead I should totally make up some fake British-isms to perplex you and @The_Penniless_Author 🤔🤔🤔 6h
CBee @AmyG it does sound fish like! 5h
CBee @rubyslippersreads aw cool! Seafood place, I‘m guessing? 🍤 🐟 🦀 5h
CBee @RaeLovesToRead oh please, I‘d love it. My ancestry is British and Scotch-Irish, but mostly British. I so want to live there 😁 5h
CatLass007 There was a movie with John Wayne and Ray Milland called Reap the Wild Wind. John Wayne played a sea captain who is accused of deliberately scuppering his own ship. This is not to be confused with Wake of the Red Witch, in which John Wayne also played a sea captain. I know the character Wayne played in Reap the Wild Wind was killed by a giant octopus. His character may have been killed in Wake of the Red Witch also. 2h
dabbe I especially love it as a verb: How dare you? You scuppered my sailboat, y'olde arse! 🏴‍☠️ 2h
Amiable @rubyslippersreads I also thought immediately about The Rusty Scupper! 😀 2m
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Greta and Valdin | Rebecca Reilly
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Welp, that‘s it for May, because no other book I‘ve read so far this month can even remotely come close to this absolute GEM. If anyone needs me, I‘ll be here nursing a major book hangover for the rest of the month….. 😍😍😍😍

Crazeedi I ❤️ book hangovers! 3d
squirrelbrain It‘s SO good isn‘t it? 3d
ChaoticMissAdventures ❤️❤️ I loved every bit of this family! 3d
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CBee @squirrelbrain I can‘t even describe it - it was that good. I wanted to jump into the book and be a part of that family 😍😍😍 3d
CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures yes! And the humor was spot on for me. Loved it so much. 3d
sarahbarnes Looking forward to this coming in at the library! 3d
CBee @sarahbarnes I had to special request it and they ordered it for me! Love my library ♥️ 2d
CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ My favourite book of 2022. 18h
CBee @CarolynM it‘s in the running for 2024 favorite already for me ♥️♥️ 7h
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I just like this word. Hubby asked what it meant and I told him then said “like me!” 😂😂😂 At least well read 😂😉 (also the faction I think I‘d be part of in the Divergent series 🤓) *edited to add that I‘d totally be in the Amity faction, I was way off base lol*

CatLass007 I still haven‘t read the Divergent series. I‘ve got it, I just haven‘t gotten to it yet. Erudite is a great word! 1w
dabbe I just “borrowed“ DIVERGENT from one of our Little Free Libraries in the 'hood because it was listed as a favorite bildungsroman on a #TLT! Love this word, too! 🤩 1w
CBee @CatLass007 it‘s good! And I decided I wouldn‘t be Erudite, I‘d be Amity. No idea what I was thinking 😂 1w
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CBee @dabbe see previous comment for my faction change 😂😀 1w
CatLass007 😁 7d
dabbe @CBee I'll keep it in mind when I read it! 🤩😂😀 7d
TheSpineView Great word. Thanks for the tag!💜🏷 7d
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Secrets of the Octopus | Sy Montgomery
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Don‘t know if this is based on the book, BUT have any of y‘all watched this? It is EXCELLENT. If you love octopuses, it‘s a must see! 🐙 ♥️ @TheBookHippie @Soubhiville @DebinHawaii (tagging y‘all since you‘ve posted about that incredible octopus, etc book that I‘ve yet to read!)

Soubhiville I watched it too, so good! 1w
TheBookHippie Oh I‘ll watch it!!!! 💙💙💙🤍 1w
CBee @Soubhiville they are absolutely my favorite animal 🐙 1w
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CBee @TheBookHippie I watched it with my oldest kiddo and we both loved it - maybe a grandbaby hippie TV night? 😊 1w
bookishbitch I'm definitely planning on watching this. Have you seen My Octopus Teacher? It is also fabulous. 1w
CBee @bookishbitch I haven‘t! I‘ll definitely check it out 😊 1w
TheBookHippie @CBee it‘s my plan!!! 1w
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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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Loved, loved, loved this. I miss having a James ♥️

TheBookHippie My daughter loved this. 1w
CBee @TheBookHippie it was so good 😊 1w
AmyG I loved the second half…which saved the book for me. 1w
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Deblovestoread I loved this, too. We do have similar taste in books 😊 1w
CBee @AmyG ♥️♥️ 1w
CBee @Deblovestoread yes we do ♥️♥️ 1w
BarbaraBB I‘d love a James too! 1w
CBee @BarbaraBB I‘ve had two in my life and I miss that 😕♥️ 1w
BarbaraBB I can see why. This read must have brought back memories, the characters really come to life 💕 1w
CBee @BarbaraBB it did! A lot of great memories 😊 1w
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Immediately thought of “squint,” and apparently it‘s a similar meaning 😀 Plus a cool architectural thingy. Enjoy ☺️☺️ #weirdwords #weirdwordwednesday

CatLass007 Thanks! I want you to know that I always share these with my youngest nephew (18!!?) who enjoys learning new words. 2w
CBee @CatLass007 that makes me very happy 😊♥️ 2w
CatLass007 Me too! Except for the fact that he‘s not a baby anymore.👶 2w
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TieDyeDude Not quite the same thing, but my first thought seeing this was the Grand Central Terminal “Whispering Gallery“ https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/grand-central-terminal-whispering-gallery 2w
dabbe Who knew there was a word for that? And such a fun one to say out loud! 🤩🤗😀 2w
Amiable Ooh, that's a good one! 2w
CBee @CatLass007 they really do grow up way too fast 😳 2w
CBee @TieDyeDude that is the coolest - thanks for sharing 🤗 2w
CatLass007 😱 2w
CBee @dabbe I think I‘ll use squinch rather than squint from now on, just for fun. And to confuse people 😀😂 2w
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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Not enough “wows” for this one - absolutely brilliant!! Read to familiarize myself with her work because Bear is a #CampLitsy24 choice - and @BarbaraBB loved it so I thought I might too ♥️ Beautifully written, and each story came together seamlessly. Learned a lot about a place I know nothing about. Best part was the ending, just incredible!

Soubhiville Agreed! I thought this was an amazing book. Really looking forward to Bear. 2w
CBee @Soubhiville me too 👏🏻 2w
BarbaraBB Thank you for trusting my opinion 😊. I am glad you loved it too and am looking forward to reading Bear together 💕 2w
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CBee @BarbaraBB ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
sarahbarnes I‘ve been wanting to pick this up too since we picked Bear for camp and I haven‘t read this one. Glad to see you and @BarbaraBB liked it! 2w
LeeRHarry Just seen I‘ve already stacked this already - maybe I should check if my library has it. 😊 2w
Deblovestoread So glad this was on a prior year #AuldLangSpine list…so good! 2w
Amiable I really liked this book, too! Went to a local book club meetup where they were discussing it—when the majority of attendees started trashing on the book because they didn‘t like the structure (ie different character viewpoint in each chapter), I knew this wasn‘t the book club for me. 😄 2w
CBee @Amiable I wouldn‘t fit in at that book club either 😂 2w
CBee @sarahbarnes hope you like it when you get to it 😊 2w
CBee @LeeRHarry hope you like! 2w
CBee @Deblovestoread I saw that you loved it too, we have such similar tastes 😊 2w
SamAnne So good. I need to put this on the list for a reread. 2w
CBee @SamAnne definitely one that I‘d consider rereading at some point 😊 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hellllooooo friends! Here are the #readyourkindle numbers for May (I almost typed March 😂). Remember - even if you don‘t get to all of the drawn books, it‘s okay! If you‘re reading *any* ebooks, even if they aren‘t the drawn ones, it‘s okay! If you‘re behind (as I am), it‘s okay! 😀😘😅🤗 Have fun! #readyourebooks #readyournook

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IMASLOWREADER @CBee lol time id just flying by huh we‘re almost half way through the year 2w
Sace I love those spinners! Is that an app? (edited) 2w
CBee @IMASLOWREADER yes! It‘s crazy!! 2w
CBee @Sace yep! It‘s called “Spin the Wheel” 😊 2w
CoffeeK8 Yay! So excited for this and your spinners are so cute! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Mine has been on my kindle since May 2017!! 😂 Litsy won't let me tag it for some reason - Excalibur Rising by Eileen Enright Hodgetts! 2w
PuddleJumper I'm going to include my eARCs since I read them on my Kindle 😅 I've for
Small Gods of Calamity, Facing Down the Furies, Fangs and Frenemies, and Hopelessly Hooked
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CBee @CoffeeK8 aw thanks! 2w
CBee @TheAromaofBooks wow! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
CBee @PuddleJumper great idea! Those definitely count! 2w
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉 2w
dabbe 💙🩵💙 2w
CBee @Mollyanna 😊😊 2w
robinb Thanks, Cydney! 😊 2w
CBee @robinb you‘re welcome ☺️ 2w
Allylu This is really making a difference! 2w
CBee @Allylu I‘m so glad 🙂 2w
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This was great! I could really relate to Frankie and Zeke - teenagehood was so dang hard! Misfits unite 👊🏻 👏🏻 #readyourkindle #tbrtarot #may #maleauthor

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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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Hi friends! This is the last #TBRtarot card in the deck, BUT I‘ve made some of my own so I hope you‘re all game to continue 😊 Enjoy!

Read4life I‘m definitely in! Thanks. 3w
CBee @Read4life yay!! 3w
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Deblovestoread Excellent! 3w
CatLass007 I‘m still finishing my April selection, but I‘m in for May. I‘ve got plenty of books in my TBR written by men. 3w
AmyG Yay! I will be reading (by William Kent Krueger) 3w
Ruthiella Luckily this is an easy one! 😂 I‘ve got two SciFi books on tap for May, both written by men. 3w
BarbaraBB That‘s easy! 3w
Sace Oh I‘m still game! I‘ll have to peruse my shelves to see what I have that fits the prompt and my mood. 3w
OriginalCyn620 I‘m definitely game! I do have a few books by male authors on my list for May, but I‘ll say that I plan to use this one for the prompt 3w
youneverarrived This is on my list to read in May as it‘s due back to the library soon so I‘m going with 3w
willaful Actually a bit of a hard one for me. 😂 I'm sure I'll find something though.

Oh wait, I have one on my list already, the Breakup Lists by Adib Khorram.
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CBee @CatLass007 great 😊 3w
CBee @AmyG I‘ve heard that one‘s good! 3w
CBee @BarbaraBB 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
CBee @Sace glad to hear it 😊 3w
CBee @youneverarrived I‘ll be interested in your review - I have that book but haven‘t read it! 3w
CBee @willaful great! 3w
Meshell1313 Wow that was harder than I thought! Apparently I only read female authors! Who knew? This pick has been on my shelf for a looong time - that‘s why I love these cards- helps to tackle the growing TBR shelf! Here‘s my pick: 3w
CatLass007 I‘ve decided on the second book in James J. Butcher‘s Unorthodox Chronicles 3w
ChelseaM6010 I‘m still working through April‘s tarot pick, but I‘m definitely in for May! I‘m thinking I‘ll give Junji Ito a try for this prompt 3w
CBee @Meshell1313 awesome! 3w
CBee @CatLass007 great 😊 3w
CBee @julieclair sounds great! 3w
CBee @ChelseaM6010 awesome 👏🏻 3w
Librariana @CBee - Please keep me on the list, sis ☺️ I know lately I'm mostly a quiet observer, but I hope that'll change. Plus, I want to see the cards and prompts you created! 💜 3w
CBee @Librariana of course! Wouldn‘t think of not including you, sis 😘 3w
AshleyHoss820 I‘m definitely still in! 3w
CBee @AshleyHoss820 awesome! 😊 3w
erzascarletbookgasm This is not difficult! 😁 Thanks, do keep me in the list 3w
CBee @erzascarletbookgasm absolutely! 😊 3w
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Demon ♥️ #readingbracket2024 @CSeydel
*Edited to add Sally as a bonus book, it was excellent!

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Finally getting around to posting this! It‘s almost #readyourkindle #readyourebooks #readyournook time 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Let me know if you want to be added or removed from my tag list! Happy Tuesday friends!

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PuddleJumper I'm still going through my stuff from the last Stuff Your Kindle day XD 3w
CBee @PuddleJumper that‘s progress 😊 3w
tokorowilliamwallace Sure, I can try it. I do really. Need to get back to reading on my Kindle. 3w
CBee @tokorowilliamwallace I‘ll add you to my tag list 😊 3w
OutsmartYourShelf Didn't manage any for April I'm afraid. Unexpected reading slump mid-month torpedoed any hope of reading anything except my ARCs. Hopefully May will be better. 3w
RaeLovesToRead Number 20!! Yaaas 3w
Soubhiville You‘ve got some great titles on that list! 3w
kelli7990 I only read 3 books from my Kindle but I found them on Audible which helped. These 3 books are part of a series but other than that, I didn‘t read any of the other books on my list. This has been a great way to help me finish off series that I‘ve started. I‘ve decided that I‘m going to read 1 series every month. 3w
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf no worries 😉 3w
CBee @kelli7990 glad it‘s helping! 😊 3w
CBee @Soubhiville wish I had time to read them all 😂😳 3w
AmyG Posted my list so I am all set! 3w
CoffeeK8 I actually read 3 of the 4 books from the kindle bookspin! I‘m feeling very productive. Thanks for organizing! 3w
CBee @CoffeeK8 that‘s awesome!! 😊😊 3w
CBee @AmyG I‘m not seeing your list but I could be missing it 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️😂 3w
monkeygirlsmama I was semi successful the first month of this challenge, and then back to my old ways. Old ways = sucking at challenges 😆😆😆🤦‍♀️ 3w
AmyG And you can‘t see it because I forgot to post it! 🤣 I will do that tomorrow. I have it…somewhere 😵‍💫 3w
CBee @monkeygirlsmama ha! I‘m not even keeping up with my own challenge, so 😅😳😵‍💫😂 3w
TheAromaofBooks April was another DNF - I'm on a roll 😂 3w
CBee @TheAromaofBooks 😂😂😂 3w
Morr_Books Can you add me? I might give it a try. 3w
vonnie862 I'm doing terrible. I think I'll take this month off. 3w
CBee @Morr_Books yep, absolutely 😊 3w
CBee @vonnie862 no worries! Want me to keep you on the list just in case? 3w
vonnie862 Please do! 3w
CBee @vonnie862 you got it 😊♥️ 3w
mom_of_4 I know im late to the party but can you add me to the list. 3w
IMASLOWREADER im going slow and steady this year…im just so tired lately 😂 3w
CBee @IMASLOWREADER I feel that!! 3w
CBee @mom_of_4 absolutely!! 3w
IMASLOWREADER @cbee im still in the game tho just chugging along 😂 3w
julieclair I look forward to seeing what my “winners” are each month. 🤗 3w
CBee @IMASLOWREADER 😊😊 3w
CBee @julieclair I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it ♥️ 3w
rubyslippersreads I think I need to start fresh for May. 😄 3w
CBee @rubyslippersreads sounds good to me 🤗 3w
KLyn1 Finally posted my May list - did you draw numbers yet, @CBee ? 2w
CBee @KLyn1 just did 😊 2w
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You guys. HISTORY is being made over here. I have NEVER read my name in a book. EVER!!
Mind blown 🤯 👏🏻

Amiable Yay!! 3w
Soubhiville Cool! 3w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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ChaoticMissAdventures Yeah!! Unusual names club. I always wondered what it is like to be a Lauren or a Mary and see your name constantly. The one time I ran into my name I was utterly distracted by it 😂 3w
CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures yes! I had to show my husband to make sure I wasn‘t imagining it 😂😂😂 3w
Roary47 Yay! I read a book that had both of my daughter‘s names. My second kid especially I‘ve never seen her name in a book before. I‘m so happy you found your name! 😍 3w
CBee @Roary47 that‘s awesome 👏🏻 3w
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I really liked this, but it took forever to read! I think I haven‘t been in the right headspace this past week and it‘s been difficult to focus 😵‍💫 This is definitely a book that requires concentration and less distraction - at least IMO. #readyourkindle #april 🐙

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Oh, I took a deep-ish dive with this one and learned so much already! These are only the most common examples - enjoy! If anyone else wants to be tagged, let me know 🤓♥️ #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

mandarchy Having grown up in a logging community, I was expecting something completely different 😂🌲🦉 1mo
CBee @mandarchy omg 😂😂😂😂 1mo
AmyG @mandarchy Ha! It‘s someone‘s birthday…send a logogram!!! 🪵 1mo
CBee @AmyG 😂😂😂😂 1mo
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This was SO good. Super dark, triggers abound, but I really rooted for Sally ♥️ Definitely a bit of a dark Eleanor Oliphant! @AmyG thanks for sending me Unraveling Oliver as I wouldn‘t have picked this one up if you hadn‘t! 😘 #readyourkindle

Melismatic Sounds interesting! 1mo
CBee @Melismatic it was! I flew through it - such a fantastic book. 1mo
AmyG I really enjoyed this, too. It was so odd, creepy and just wonderful. Happy to read you enjoyed it too! 1mo
CBee @AmyG oh awesome, I didn‘t know you‘d read it too! Yay 😀 👯‍♀️ 1mo
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Thank you, Percival Everett, for introducing me to this word (and plenty of others, it was actually hard to choose 🤩). Here‘s a Wiki about fescennine verse - so interesting: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fescennine_Verses 🤓 #weirdwords #weirdwordwednesday

CatLass007 😮 1mo
lil1inblue Wow! That is fascinating. 1mo
dabbe Beautiful word! 🤗😀🤩 1mo
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Amiable This made me LOL. When my kids were younger, my oldest son asked me what a word meant because he was too lazy to look it up. This is how that conversation went: Son: “What does ‘salacious‘ mean?” Me: “Licentious.” Son: “What? What the heck does ‘licentious‘ mean?” Me: “Prurient.” Son: (throwing his arms into the air and stomping away) “Why can‘t I have normal parents instead of being forced to live with a human thesaurus?” 🙄😄 (edited) 1mo
CBee @Amiable 😂😂😂😂 that is the BEST 1mo
Amiable @CBee I was like, “don‘t ask the question if you don‘t want to hear the answer!” 😀 1mo
CBee @Amiable it‘s reminding me of my son - I have a habit of making everything into a song and he‘s like “mom, why do you have to do that” 😂😂😂 (cause it‘s fun lol) 1mo
Amiable @CBee Because embarrassing our kids is our right and our privilege! 😁 1mo
CBee @Amiable but of course! 😊😊😂😂 1mo
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Telephone | Percival Everett
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Just finished this odd book and honestly, I really liked it. Confusing? Yes. Occasionally hard to follow? Yup. Brain bending? Oh yeah. But it came together and I found the ending more satisfying than others (I got the “good” ending though so that helped 😂). Percival Everett is just 🤯

BarbaraBB Great review and so true! I just read the article you referred to. So cool! 1mo
The_Penniless_Author I've never read a single Percival Everett novel, but I'm convinced I would love his stuff. Where would you recommend I start? 1mo
Tamra I love how he makes the reader stretch! 1mo
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CBee @The_Penniless_Author I think you‘d like him! Honestly, I‘ve only read The Trees and Telephone thus far, but I HAVE to recommend The Trees. He also has a new one called James, which reimagines Huck Finn from Jim‘s perspective. Can‘t wait to read that one! 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB thank you! The article helped me understand more about why he wrote it the way he did (thanks @SamAnne 😊). 1mo
CBee @Tamra yes! And it somehow still makes sense in an odd way. 1mo
SamAnne @cbee reading James right now and loving it. 1mo
Billypar I'm reading Dr. No now - almost finished but yeah, I'm having a similar reaction as you. Very, very odd but I like it! 1mo
CBee @SamAnne so happy to hear that! Can‘t wait to get to it. 1mo
CBee @Billypar I think it‘s par for the course with him - odd, but good 😂 1mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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YOU GUYSSSSS 🥹🥹🥹 Six years of Litsy ♥️♥️

Mollyanna Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🎉🥳 1mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 1mo
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wanderinglynn Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 1mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 1mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽 1mo
AmyG What????? Happy Anniversary! So happy you decided to join Litsy. 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy Litsyversary!! 🎉 1mo
BookmarkTavern Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
JamieArc Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉 1mo
LibrarianRyan yeah. to imagine, we have people with 8 years!! Six is pretty cool too! 1mo
CBee @AmyG me too, my friend ♥️♥️ 1mo
CBee @LibrarianRyan can‘t wait to get to 8 years, how awesome 🤩 1mo
IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!! 1mo
La_Cori Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚🥳💟 1mo
LibrarianRyan 😆 😄 😆@CBee I said that forgetting I was one of the 8 year people. 8 years next month. Where did all that time and all those books go!! 😄 1mo
batsy Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉 1mo
Deblovestoread Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉🎉 1mo
eeclayton Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
dabbe HL! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
AnnCrystal 👏🥳🎉Happy Litsyversary! 1mo
Read4life Happy Litsyversary!! 🎉🎉 1mo
CBee @LibrarianRyan I thought you were one of the OG Littens - that‘s awesome 🤩 1mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Woohoo! Happy Litsyversary! 🥳 1mo
tpixie Yahoo!!!! 🥳🩵📕🩵🥳 1mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎊🥳📚 1mo
Gissy Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🎉📚🎉📚🥳❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Amiable Happy 6 years of Litsyness! 🎉💃🏻🕺 1mo
Reggie Happy Litsyversary!!! 1mo
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Let's Go Camping! | Jan Mader
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Here are my choices! Thanks to you lovely ladies for hosting again ♥️ @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Megabooks #CampLitsy24

ChaoticMissAdventures I am glad someone nominated Greta! I wasn't sure if it qualified since the NZ pub date was in 2021 but it is so, so good and I want to read it again. 1mo
squirrelbrain Greta and Valdin is SO good! 1mo
BarbaraBB They‘ve all been on my radar! I want to read all of them! 1mo
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Suzze I bought James recently and can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
Kitta I had clear as my tentative 5th nomination. It looks good!! 1mo
AmyG Great choices!!! 1mo
Megabooks Glad Murder Road got a nod!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Leniverse Greta&Valdin ❤️ 1mo
CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures I had no idea! I was just going off of the US pub date - wonder why that took so long? I actually made a special request with my library and they‘re ordering it for me this month, can‘t wait!! 1mo
CBee @Megabooks had to throw a thriller in there 😁😁 1mo
CBee @squirrelbrain even if it doesn‘t get picked, I‘ll be reading it very soon! I‘ve heard nothing but good things 😊 1mo
mcctrish I want to read James too ( I‘m trying to figure out this camp Litsy thing ) 1mo
CBee @mcctrish did you check the post about it that @BarbaraBB has on her page? It‘s super easy and really fun. Last year was my first time participating and I loved it 😊 1mo
mcctrish I did read it, besides publishing date books can be anything as long as publishing date is June? 1mo
squirrelbrain @mcctrish - yes, books can be fiction or NF, as long as they‘re published in 2024, and before June. At this stage, nominate 4 books you‘d like to see on the longlist. We (your hosts) collate them all together and we all vote. We discuss 2 in June, 2 in July and 2 in August. You can join in with any or all parts of #camplitsy24. We‘d love you to join! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Kitta I also nearly added Clear! 1mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole didn‘t you say you‘d like to read Telephone by Percival Everett? I just finished it and can send it along to you if you‘d like! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @cbee How did you like it? That‘s so kind of you to offer, but I have access to a library copy 😊 I always wonder why I haven‘t read more of Everett‘s books each time I finish one of his. I have read Trees, Erasure, and James and loved every one! 1mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole I liked it a lot! Not sure if you know about the different endings? I got the good ending apparently 😂 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @CBee what?? No, I had no idea about the different endings!! 1mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole yep, three different endings 😊 1mo
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Well, Mr. Osman, you managed to make me laugh out loud multiple times with this one. What I didn‘t expect is that you‘d make me cry multiple times too! I‘m blown away by your tender care and obvious reverence for those who suffer from dementia (and those who care for them). Oh, and the murder mystery was spot on as usual ♥️😊 (side note - am seriously tempted to write Osman a letter, it touched me that much)

CBee #readyourkindle #tbrtarot It‘s supposed to be made into a film or series eventually, so I went with it 😁 1mo
tpixie I‘ve got to start this series!! 1mo
Cupcake12 I loved every single one x 1mo
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CBee @tpixie yes, you do! It‘s wonderful! 1mo
CBee @Cupcake12 me too ♥️ 1mo
Suet624 You should write to him! I‘ve done that a few times and the author seems genuinely thrilled to receive it. 1mo
tpixie @CBee 🦋🦋🦋 1mo
CBee @Suet624 I‘m seriously considering it! 1mo
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After Annie: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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I‘d forgotten how much I enjoy Anna Quindlen‘s books (though I‘ve only read three including this one). I was completely swept into this story about a family struggling with the sudden loss of a wife and mother, and how they all dealt with that grief and trauma in different ways. Beautiful.

HeatherBookNerd I love her. My favorite is 1mo
Hooked_on_books I love this cover 1mo
CBee @Hooked_on_books you made me look at it more closely and I realized that the leaves/tree have a very special meaning in the book ♥️ 1mo
CBee @HeatherBookNerd stacked! Thanks 😊 1mo
Hooked_on_books Oh, that‘s even better! I just think it‘s pretty. 😬 1mo
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What day is it? It‘s #readyourkindle day! Here are the numbers - would love to see what y‘all will be reading 😊 Have fun! #readyourebooks #readyournook #spinnerthingyhasspoken

Read4life Yay! 💙🦋💙 2mo
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PuddleJumper I've cancelled my KU subscription and my list is a lot smaller now! 😂 I'm gonna try reading Natural Twenty and Terms of Release which both look silly and extra 2mo
CBee @PuddleJumper ohhhh I wish I had the willpower to do that. But I think it‘s all tied up in my Prime membership and lord knows I need that 😂🤪 2mo
TheSpineView Got my books ready and a plan laid out! 👍🤩😉📖📚 2mo
OutsmartYourShelf 2 NF & 2 F picks for me, nice! Probably going to read the two NF first as I have a lot of fiction reads for NetGalley coming up. 2mo
CBee @TheSpineView hooray! 2mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf nice!! Worked out well 😊 2mo
Allylu A Christina Lauren, a Melody Carlson, an Abby Jimenez, and an Anne Bogel. What a great list!!! 2mo
vonnie862 Woot! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Nice! I ended up with a fun mix. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I have another Kindle freebie, originally published in 1919 - 2mo
Meshell1313 Oooh exciting. 2mo
CBee @Allylu yay! 2mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks an oldie and hopefully a goodie! 2mo
kelli7990 I ended up getting a standalone romance, the first book in a trilogy, another standalone romance and the third book in a trilogy. I‘m going to read the book that is the third book in a trilogy because I have all 3 books on my Kindle and I want to finish this trilogy. I read the third book but I never read the first 2 books. I‘ve decided that when I finish the trilogy this month, I‘ll add 3 new mood reading prompts to my list next month. 2mo
Sapphire I am so behind! 1mo
CBee @Sapphire honestly, so am I 😂 I‘m reading Kindle books, just not necessarily the ones I drew 🤷‍♀️🤓 1mo
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Holy ants on a log, Batman - that was banana pants 🫢😓😲😨 #readyourkindle

Read4life Well that comment certainly got my attention! 🤓😳 2mo
CBee @Read4life 😂😂😂 mission accomplished 😀 2mo
Susanita Accurate! 2mo
mcipher Okay I‘m interested 😂 2mo
CBee @mcipher despite my over the top comment, I liked it 😂🫢🤪 2mo
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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April is here (how is that possible 🤪😂), my friends! Behold, the #TBRtarot deck has spoken 😀 Have fun!

AmyG My book is Bel Canto! I will say it took me a bit….but “I‘m in”…..and really enjoying it. All I needed to do was be patient….not my best trait. 🤣 2mo
CBee @AmyG I didn‘t know that was made into a movie! I‘ll have to check that out. And yes, patience is not my strong suit either 😂😂 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead Do I read Strangers, or do I wait till I've watched All of Us Strangers first..... decisions decisions... 2mo
Ruthiella Easy Peasy! Already reading this for #Pemberlittens #Hashtagbrigade 2mo
AmyG @CBee It‘s with Julianne Moore. I don‘t know how well it did. 😬 2mo
Meshell1313 Ooh this is good one! I‘ll read this one that‘s been on my shelf for way too long! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Yay! I have quite a few that would work, so I‘ll have to see what all my options are! 😊 2mo
CBee @Meshell1313 oh, it‘s so good 😊 The TV series is amazing too! (edited) 2mo
CBee @Ruthiella woot! 2mo
CBee @AmyG 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead ummmmm 🤷‍♀️😅🫠 2mo
OriginalCyn620 So, yeah, I had a few options, but I decided to go with this one, because hooking up with a boy band member is totally a fantasy I‘ve had. Did I just use the past tense there? 🙈 2mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 isn‘t that a new movie with Anne Hathaway? Looks spicy 🫢 🔥 You did use the past tense 🤔😂 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @CBee It is! It comes out in early May on Prime Video. So if I read the book now, it‘ll be fresh in my mind and I can compare the book and movie! 2mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 perfect! 😊 2mo
CatLass007 I‘m going to finally read Frankenstein. Or maybe Strangers on a Train or maybe The Talented Mr. Ripley. So many choices! 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 I‘ve heard both Strangers and Ripley are fantastic. Not sure if I‘d ever attempt Frankenstein, so kudos to you if you do 😊 2mo
CatLass007 I‘ll listen to whatever I choose on Audible. Frankenstein is less than 10 hours long. And Patricia Highsmith‘s books are even shorter. All of them are free on Audible right now. It‘s picking just one that‘s tough. I want aaalll the books! 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 sounds like a plan 👍🏻 2mo
InkedBookworm13 Love this challenge. Can I be added to list? 2mo
julieclair Like @Ruthiella , I‘ll be reading 2mo
CBee @InkedBookworm13 yep, absolutely ♥️ 2mo
CBee @julieclair great 😊 2mo
ChelseaM6010 I had to think about this for a while but I‘ve finally settled on reading Jurassic Park! 🙂🦖 2mo
CBee @ChelseaM6010 oh cool! I don‘t think I ever read that despite loving the movie. Or maybe I did and I don‘t remember 😂🤪 2mo
Sace I would love to be tagged for this! 4w
CBee @Sace you got it! Glad to have you 😊 4w
Sace Thanks! 4w
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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March favorite, without a doubt! #readingbracket2024 @CSeydel

CSeydel It was really extraordinary! 2mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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What a gut punching, heartbreaking, mind boggling, beautiful, intense, and POWERFUL read. Thankful that I finally read this - it‘ll stay with me for a long time 💔

Bec_lectic I have this on my bookshelf! I‘ll have to read it push it up on my list to be read 😊 2mo
AmyG Sounds right! (edited) 2mo
CBee @Bec_lectic yes! It‘s worth it!! 2mo
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CBee @AmyG my March favorite for sure! 2mo
vivastory My supervisor & I often talk about books. She recently read this one & loved it. I have it waiting on my TBR shelf 2mo
CBee @vivastory oh, it was good. Demon is the best character and it‘s all told in his voice. 2mo
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Happy Saturday, my peeps! Posting my #readyourkindle list since it‘s almost April (which is insane and mind boggling 🫠). If you want to be added or removed from the tag list, let me know! #readyourebooks #readyournook

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Roary47 I need to make a full list and then shuffle them in. 😅 2mo
KLyn1 Still working on my March read, A Little Life, so just need to slide something into that spot... 2mo
Crazeedi Wow, March passed by me in a blink! And I did terrible with my #readyourkindle! I'll post April tomorrow, thanks Cydney ❤️ 2mo
TheSpineView I posted my list for April a couple of days ago. I still need to do my .arch wrap-up. 2mo
CBee @KLyn1 what do you think so far? 2mo
CBee @Crazeedi no worries! It‘s laid back ☺️ 2mo
Crazeedi @CBee ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
IMASLOWREADER its been slow and steady for behind a couple of books for my reading goal but its all good 😀 2mo
KLyn1 @CBee it's so good - hoping to finish it this weekend... 2mo
ElizaMarie This past month, I ended up #DNF'ing both my #ReadMyKindle books :) I mean... it's good to get them out of the way. I am doing the same as before, just going alphabetically, starting from (L - A) this time. ( I did A-B in February, Z-A in March, and now doing this one for April) 2mo
OutsmartYourShelf Only managed 1 book again this month for this but I had a week where I didn‘t do any reading at all due to outside issues. Fingers crossed April is better. 2mo
AmyG Already posted. I read The Women for March. 2mo
Sapphire I can‘t believe I am still creeping through the dream of Scipio 2mo
kelli7990 I only read 1 trilogy from my #readyourkindle list this month. I haven‘t made my list yet but I know that I‘ll be carrying over everything I didn‘t read and then I‘ll have 3 mood read prompts since I read a trilogy from my list. 2mo
Hooked_on_books Nice! I‘ve read 2 of mine so far and some ludicrous part of my brain thinks I‘ll squeeze the other two in. 😂 So, as per usual, I will post my list at the 11th hour to try to take advantage of every second of reading time. (edited) 2mo
kspenmoll I only read 1 complete kindle in March, but aim to participate in April even if it‘s 1 read! (edited) 2mo
CBee @KLyn1 I‘ll keep an eye out for your review! 2mo
CBee @IMASLOWREADER slow and steady wins the race ☺️ 2mo
CBee @ElizaMarie totally good to get them out of the way! I like the alphabetical plan too ☺️ 2mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf hope it‘s better 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
CBee @kelli7990 sounds great! I love mood reads ☺️ 2mo
CBee @Hooked_on_books I decided to stop doing a GR goal, laid off Bookspin, and am slowly plodding through Demon Copperhead (it‘s wow). I did manage to get a couple Kindle reads in tho! 2mo
CBee @kspenmoll sounds good to me! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! My March Kindle read was another DNF, so this challenge is weirdly working for me in a kind of negative way 😂 2mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks 😂😂 glad it‘s working for you! 2mo
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 2mo
CoffeeK8 Hey! Can you add me to the list, I‘m trying to read down my kindle! 2mo
CBee @CoffeeK8 done! Welcome 🤗 2mo
RedxoHearts I'd love to join in my kindle has way too many books I never get around to. Do we just make a list from it each month? Then read one of the numbers you pick? 4w
CBee @RedxoHearts you‘re welcome to join 😊 Yep, you make a list of 20 books from your Kindle and try to read the four numbers I draw (on the 5th of each month). Really any Kindle book you read counts though 👏🏻 4w
RedxoHearts @CBee awesome would you add me to the tag list please :) 3w
CBee @RedxoHearts absolutely 😊 3w
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Found in my current read (Demon Copperhead), where it‘s written as “sigoggling.” Used to describe a bunch of cars at a party, parked a bit haphazardly 😁
#weirdwords #weirdwordwednesday

peanutnine Well this one is fun to say! 2mo
IndoorDame Neat!!! 2mo
Megabooks I used this word all the time but I‘ve never written it! 2mo
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psalva This is such a good one! 2mo
CatLass007 I think this is a great word! Thank you. 2mo
dabbe This would be a fun one to make a song out of! “Last night I went sigogglin' ... down to the river so fair...“ 🎵🤩🎵 2mo
Amiable Fun word! I guess it‘s the Appalachian equivalent of “cattywampus,” maybe? 2mo
CBee @dabbe actually, when I searched for the word, there‘s a band called “Radioactive Sandwich” that did a song called “Sigogglin” 😁😂 2mo
CBee @Amiable it totally is! 2mo
vivastory This is very much a Lovecraftian word lol (edited) 2mo
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Learned by Heart | Emma Donoghue
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@Soubhiville you‘re just the sweetest ♥️ Thanks for sending this to me and of course I love the dachshund card ♥️♥️♥️ #litsylove #soubhirocks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2mo
Soubhiville 🤣 the hashtag. You‘re welcome! I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
CBee @Soubhiville it looks like a great read ♥️ Thank you again 😘 2mo
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Moonflower Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Magpie Murders was excellent, but I think I loved this one even more! Atticus Pünd is a wonderful character and it was nice to get a bit more of his backstory. Horowitz really is a master - I didn‘t guess or suspect who did it or why at all. This was a chunk so it works for #TBRtarot (it‘s my “digital” shelf ?), plus #readyourkindle and #doublespin. Phew ?

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So I‘m not fond of the smell of manure 😑, BUT I do love the smell of dirt, earth, and grass… *sigh* #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

ImperfectCJ When I lived in North Carolina, the tap water in Chapel Hill had a very earthy flavor that people described as "fecund," which is how I learned this word. It always makes me think of frogs (and tadpoles) for some reason. 2mo
CBee @ImperfectCJ I believe I‘ve tasted water like that, it‘s interesting 😂 Believe it or not, I actually like the algae smell too and associate it with frogs and tadpoles 😊 2mo
dabbe It's definitely a one-of-a-kind aroma! 🤩😍😃 2mo
LiseWorks I live in farm country, and yes, the spread of manure is often here.And depending on the wind, folks around here decide when to put the laundry out. Lol and the corn fields are beautiful! 2mo
CBee @LiseWorks 😊😊 2mo
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Magic Hour: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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I really enjoyed this! #readwithkindle #february

AmyG I am reading The Women….fabulous. 2mo
CBee @AmyG good to hear! I‘ve only read two of her books including this one. Such a powerful story! 2mo
Crazeedi @CBee I've enjoyed all her books, she's basically a go to author 2mo
CBee I‘m going to use this for #bookspin since the drawn numbers were both #readyourkindle choices 👏🏻 @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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These Silent Woods: A Novel | Kimi Cunningham Grant
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This was GREAT. I felt the atmosphere, the tension, the love, the uncertainty. Absolutely LOVED the ending. Thanks for putting this on my radar, @BarbaraBB 😘😊

Prairiegirl_reading I had this on my tbr but decided for some reason to take it off. I keep seeing it and always think that it sounds good. Why would I have removed it? Is it violent? (edited) 2mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit I just read this! It turned out differently than I expected (a good thing!). My only criticism is that although I understand the emotion that prompted the dad to adopt that lifestyle, I couldn‘t help but think of what an unfair situation it was for his daughter. 2mo
BarbaraBB Very happy you loved it too! 🩷 2mo
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CBee @Prairiegirl_reading I wouldn‘t say it‘s violent. A few violent moments but it didn‘t turn me off, and I‘m squeamish about that stuff. 2mo
CBee @CindyMyLifeIsLit oh, I agree! I thought it was unfair too. I don‘t think he could see that he had any other choice though - his judgement was very clouded. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading @CBee thank you! I‘m adding back to my list! 2mo
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Still riding on my mythology high after reading A Thousand Ships, apparently 😂😂 So here is my #weirdwordwednesday choice and even better, an article with examples of katabases (I believe that‘s the plural). Does anybody else want to slap Orpheus? Dude had one job and he screwed it up 🤦‍♀️😂🤔🤭🫣 https://www.thecollector.com/mortals-underworld-katabasis-greek-roman-mythology/
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psalva Very cool word! I didn‘t know the Ancient Greek roots. In modern Greek there‘s still κατεβαίνω, which is the verb to go down or get off (of a bus for instance), and also καταλαβαίνω which is the verb “to understand.” One of those common roots I guess :) Also, I always got frustrated with Orpheus as well! 3mo
mrsmarch I just read A Thousand Ships too! Have you read Haynes‘ Pandora‘s Jar? 3mo
vivastory As someone who loves Dante's Divine Comedy (esp. Books 1 & 2) I love this one! 3mo
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
CBee @psalva I mean, he just needed to do one thing! Don‘t look back! But did he listen? Nope 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️😂😂😂 3mo
CBee @mrsmarch I haven‘t! Is it good? 3mo
CBee @vivastory I haven‘t attempted Dante and applaud you 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
mrsmarch @CBee it‘s great! Definitely recommend! 3mo
CBee @mrsmarch I see I have it stacked already - will definitely move it up the list! Thanks 😊 3mo
Amiable Fabulous word! 3mo
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Friends! It‘s #readyourkindle #readyourebooks #readyournook day! I made it a bit easier on myself this time and used a spinner thingy 😊 Would love to see what you‘ll be reading this month! Enjoy and thanks for playing along with me 😊♥️ I‘ve been having issues with tags - please let me know if you don‘t get a notification 🙏🏻

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Leniverse I have so many other things to read this month (Women's Prize Longlist hello?) that I don't know what I can manage. But my four books are North Woods, Standing Heavy, All the Lovers in the Night, and once again Pageboy (which I didn't get to last month because I started reading Doppelganger instead). I so want to read all 4 😩😅 3mo
Allylu Wow! At first I looked at my #Roll100 and wondered why all the numbers were at the beginning. Duh. I‘ve got it right now! #16 Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund, #2 Lady Rample Steps Out by Shea MacLeod, #6 A Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon, and #12 Sweet On You by Chautona Havig. I will try to read at least one as well as Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson. 3mo
Read4life Love the ‘spinner thingy‘ Cydney! Thanks for hosting. Now to see which books these are… 3mo
KLyn1 🤣 Spinner thingy for the win... And, it looks like A Little Life will be the next #readyourkindle... Not sure I'll get to the others due to length and the other challenges I'm working on... Other picks include Goldfinch, We're All Damaged, and 100 Year Old Man... Thanks @CBee 😊 3mo
AmyG Nice! I am going to read The Women and if I can also read The Prophet…I will. Thank you! 3mo
CBee @Leniverse no pressure! Also, if it‘s an ebook, it counts even if it isn‘t one of the numbers drawn 😊 3mo
CBee @Meshell1313 great timing!! 😊 3mo
Larkken The spinner is nice! Very colorful and cheerful. Not menacing at all ! (I think I need a dose of not-menacing as I look at the metaphorical pile of unread ebooks… 😆) 3mo
CBee @Allylu Death by Leprechaun sounds interesting 🤔 😂 3mo
CBee @Read4life thingy is what I call something when I can‘t think of the actual name of it 😂😂🤪🤪 3mo
Allylu @Cbee The tour group visits several of the places my sister and I visited on our trip to Ireland, so that‘s fun. 3mo
CBee @KLyn1 ooooooo A Little Life 💔💔 I think I mentioned to you before but it‘s a tough read. You‘ll be in my thoughts 😅 It‘s definitely an amazing book; I still think about it and I read it like three years ago… (edited) 3mo
CBee @AmyG I want to read The Women, it sounds excellent. 3mo
CBee @Larkken I‘m very glad it isn‘t menacing 😂 I agree it is quite cheerful! 3mo
CBee @Allylu oh neat! I bet that was an amazing trip! 3mo
Read4life @cbee I do the same thing. 😄 3mo
CBee @Read4life yay! Someone who shares one of my quirks 😂😘 3mo
KLyn1 @CBee - yes, I'll be sure to have boxes of Kleenex nearby... 3mo
CBee @KLyn1 you might want to buy tissues in bulk 😂😂 3mo
OutsmartYourShelf Those are 2) A Friend Like That (Finch), 6) One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest (Kesey), 12) The Marionettes (Wismer), & 16) Cold Mountain (Frazier). Will probably read in that order too. 3mo
PuddleJumper The spinner is a great idea! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Good that I‘ll get another crack at 12! 3mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf sounds great! 😊 3mo
CBee @PuddleJumper it‘s just easier 😊 3mo
CBee @Hooked_on_books right! That was drawn last month too 😊 3mo
Soubhiville Fun! 3mo
audraelizabeth Oh goodness, im almost done with one of my feb books. 3mo
Crazeedi Thank you Cydney!! Whoohoo!! 3mo
vonnie862 The spinner thingy does help! 3mo
CBee @audraelizabeth no pressure! I only read two from last month and didn‘t even finish the second one in time 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
CBee @vonnie862 I love the spinner thingy 😂😂 3mo
audraelizabeth Ive noticed the last couple years im not reading as much. 3mo
monkeygirlsmama We'll see how we do this month. Last month I crossed off 3, but one wasn't from the numbers drawn and one that was for the numbers drawn ended up being a DNF. Still gone from my list though, so that's something. Ha! 3mo
CBee @audraelizabeth that‘s okay! Do you feel like you‘ve been in a slump reading-wise? I go through those too sometimes 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
CBee @monkeygirlsmama girl, that‘s great! It counts even if it wasn‘t a drawn number. And DNFs count too 😊😊 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'll be reading one I've owned since 2016 😂 3mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks awesome!! 😊😊 3mo
audraelizabeth Nope, my work is more mentally challenging than my old job. 3mo
CBee @audraelizabeth that makes sense. Hopefully it‘ll get better! 3mo
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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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Many of you know that I‘m a mythology fanatic. So WHY did it take me so long to read this fan-friggin-tastic book? I have no excuse 🫣 Like many of you who‘ve read this, I especially loved Penelope‘s letters - I always wanted to hear more about her and how she actually felt. These women are so often footnotes and here, they‘re front and center. LOVED it. #readyourkindle #february

SpellboundReader Sounds wonderful! Maybe I should stop putting off reading it, too. 3mo
CBee @BeeCurious you should 😊 And I hope you love it too. 3mo
Allylu Penelope is my favorite! Have you read The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood? I listened to the audiobook and it was great - especially the Virgin Chorus. You will love it! 3mo
CBee @Allylu I started it but for some reason it didn‘t hold my interest at the time 🤷‍♀️😅 I‘ll have to try again! 3mo
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Denise, what an absolutely wonderful surprise - this was so thoughtful and kind and made me tear up a little ♥️ The illustrations are just AMAZING. Thank you for such a beautiful gift!! Here‘s to instant ice cream 🍦♥️😊 @dabbe #litsylove

dabbe Yay! 🤩 Thank you for being such a positive force on Litsy. I'm lucky to have “met“ you here. 💚💙💚 3mo
CBee @dabbe goodness 🥹 I‘m so happy to have “met” you here too ♥️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🫶🏻❤️ 3mo
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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Ooo y‘all, I drew a doozy 😳😂 We can do this!! Good luck and have fun!! Please let me know if you‘d like to be added/removed from the tag list! #TBRtarot #March

RaeLovesToRead Luckily the "biggest" books on my shelf are all art books haha. So I can just look at the pictures! 3mo
AmyG I am going to choose the one for the Sunday Buddy Read…. The Golden Notebook. A LONG, slow read. (edited) 3mo
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CBee @RaeLovesToRead hahahaha NICE 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CBee @AmyG oh yay! So you can take your time with it 😊 3mo
AmyG It‘s a big, dense book. I couldn‘t possibly, with all my challenges, pick up another huge book this month. 3mo
CBee @AmyG I get it 😊 3mo
Read4life I can see that you tagged me but I didn‘t get a notification. I wonder how many other times that‘s happened.🤦🏼‍♀️ 3mo
CBee @Read4life I had a lot of issues getting the tags to post this morning, maybe that‘s why? 3mo
ChelseaM6010 I‘m gonna tackle The Crow Girl! 3mo
CBee @ChelseaM6010 that‘s a big one! 3mo
Meshell1313 Ooh fun! Right now my biggest is 3mo
Meshell1313 @Read4life same!!! Something has been up with Litsy I think. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 By page count, this one is the biggest on my shelf. I can‘t promise to get it completed this month but I will at least start it! 3mo
Librariana I was going to ask to be readded to the list, sis, but I see that you DID tag me 😳 But like others, I didn't get a notification 🥺 As for my selection, I was staring at this one last night, but I don't know if it's my biggest by page count 3mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 sounds good to me! 3mo
CBee @Librariana something weird was going on with tags the other day. I might go back and try to re-tag everyone! 3mo
CBee @Librariana I‘m also looking at Babel, it‘s chunky 😳😂 (edited) 3mo
CBee Going to try and tag everyone again to see if it works - can y‘all let me know? (edited) 3mo
Librariana The comment tags worked! 💖 3mo
CBee @Librariana it‘s so weird because it‘s not showing up!! 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
Librariana @CBee Whoa 😳 That is odd! But I saw that someone mentioned in an earlier comment that something had been up with Litsy. Maybe just a hiccup? A tiny glitch? Maybe Litsy woke up on the opposite side of the bed and it threw their whole day? 3mo
Librariana Most of us know or will probably think of coming to look at your profile, sis. Wouldn't worry too much about it 😊💜 3mo
CBee @Librariana thanks sis ♥️ I think something might still be up with it but hopefully it‘ll get resolved soon! 3mo
CatLass007 @Read4life @CBee @Librariana @Meshell1313 I never got a notification either. So I just now came looking for it. (edited) 3mo
CatLass007 I have some long audiobooks but maybe I can go through my limited print books to see what I have. 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 audiobooks count 😊 3mo
CatLass007 @CBee That‘s good. That‘s mostly what I “read” these days. 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 did you get a notification the second time I did the tags? 3mo
CatLass007 I got a notification from your post just now but I didn‘t get a notification when you did the tag for the group. 3mo
Read4life I didn‘t get a notification when you redid the tags but I got notified when @CatLass007 tagged me in a comment. 3mo
CatLass007 Hmmm. Is there a way to contact tech support? Because this seems like a technical issue. 3mo
CatLass007 I have had this in my audio library for several years. It‘s over 19 hours. It‘s not the longest book in my collection, that would be The Wandering Inn which is over 43 hours. 3mo
CatLass007 Or, I could listen to one that‘s over 20 hours and continue a series. 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 there is! I‘ll contact them today. 3mo
CatLass007 Awesome! Do you know their hours and how long it will take to hear back from them? 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 not sure but I‘m thinking probably normal business hours. Hopefully soon 🤞🏻 3mo
CatLass007 🤞 3mo
MatchlessMarie I‘m just trying to decide if I interpret this as my TBR overall or like books I own and then drill down to physical/ebook/audio 😂🧐 without looking I think my biggest physical book on my shelf is probably 3mo
CBee @MatchlessMarie I‘d say any of those count - I have a book on my Kindle that‘s 600+ pages and I‘m considering it 🤔😊 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Noooo! 😂 3mo
CBee @erzascarletbookgasm I know 😂😳🤪 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 just a heads up that all of my tags for the other challenge I‘m doing worked! So maybe it was just a weird glitch 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
CatLass007 Hmmm. Well, that‘s just weird. 3mo
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O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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My February favorite (also tagged)! #readingbracket2024 @CSeydel

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#readyourkindle draw coming up on March 5! Get those lists ready! I have a big tag list and have gotten great participation so far, but if some of you would like to be removed (or added of course) to my tag list, please do let me know. Here‘s my list! #readyourebooks #readyournook

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TheBookHippie I‘m writing mine!!! I finished 5 this month! Kindle currently charging! 🤪🙃♥️ 3mo
kelli7990 I‘m going to work on mine as well as my #bookspin list. 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Need to buy a new Kindle haha.... stood on mine before finishing Feb picks! Haha 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3mo
rubyslippersreads I haven‘t even finished February! 🙀 3mo
rubyslippersreads @RaeLovesToRead If you don‘t keep your Kindle in a case, I‘d recommend it for the new one. 😂 3mo
OutsmartYourShelf I only managed 1 this month 😔 Must do better next month. 3mo
Suzze I so need to read more of my Kindle books. How do I get in on the action? 😂 3mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve read one so far and plan to squeeze the second one in before the numbers get drawn. So glad you‘re doing this to encourage our ebook reading! 3mo
BookwormAHN I got 2 read this month and I'm working on my list 😺 3mo
youneverarrived I read one in Feb and I‘m 30% into my second book. Shall post my list soon 🩷 3mo
CloakNQuill I was in such a slump this month! Gonna spicy up my ebooks and see how I can do in March. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I ended up DNFing my pick this month, which was fine with me - it's off the list AND it was the first book in a series, so it's like four books off the TBR for the price of one! 😂 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie excellent 😊😊 3mo
CBee @kelli7990 sounds good! 3mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead oh no 😳😳 3mo
CBee @rubyslippersreads no worries! I haven‘t either 😂 3mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf we‘re in the same boat! 😊 3mo
CBee @Suzze I‘ll add you to my tag list 😊 3mo
CBee @Hooked_on_books happy to help ♥️ 3mo
CBee @CloakNQuill no worries! Totally low key 😊😊 3mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks that‘s awesome 😂👏🏻 3mo
julieclair Working on my list tonight! 3mo
CBee @julieclair 🙌🏻 3mo
ElizaMarie I‘m gonna do the same as last time and just do alphabetical :) 3mo
TheBookHippie @ElizaMarie oh duh, that‘s a good idea. 3mo
IMASLOWREADER im ready 😆 3mo
rubyslippersreads @CBee I feel much better now. 😄 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @rubyslippersreads @CBee I'm going to take this opportunity to upgrade to an Oasis 😋 3mo
CBee @ElizaMarie sounds like a plan 😊😊 3mo
CBee @IMASLOWREADER 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CBee @rubyslippersreads happy to help 😁 3mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead ohhhhh I‘m jealous!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
Mollyanna I‘d like to try and tackle this one. I have so many ebooks on my IPad in various apps (kindle, nook, book funnel, etc), and I never think to read them. This will help me get to some. 3mo
CBee @Mollyanna awesome! I‘ll add you to my tag list 😊 3mo
Mollyanna Thank you! 😊 3mo
rubyslippersreads @RaeLovesToRead @CBee I wish my Paperwhite had page-turn buttons. 3mo
CBee @rubyslippersreads me tooooo 3mo
Crazeedi I posted my list last week thank goodness! Been too busy!! 3mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Chugging along 😂😂😂 slowly 🤪 @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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A favorite poem and word 😊 @vivastory I know you love this one too 😁 #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

TheBookHippie I love this! 3mo
IndoorDame A favorite!!! 3mo
Amiable I love this word! Along with jibber-jabber. There‘s just something about the j words. 3mo
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lil1inblue 😍 😍 😍 3mo
dabbe One of my better teacher assignments (other than the “mean“ April Fool's joke): after teaching the parts of speech, kids had to replace all of the nonsense words with bona fide real words. They loved it and couldn't believe that it was quite easy. That led into teaching all about sentence structure. Sigh. I miss teaching, but not all the *&(% that goes along with it. 💚 3mo
Deblovestoread Such a great word! 3mo
CBee @dabbe I had an ancient Latin teacher in high school - they actually dragged her out of retirement to teach Latin. She was just the best and I adored her, but she was made fun of by some of the other students - she had her glasses held together with safety pins, her slip was always showing, but I never cared. Anyway! She‘d recite Jabberwocky often in a wonderfully dramatic voice and I always think of her when I read it ♥️ 3mo
dabbe @CBee She sounds truly like one-of-a-kind. 💚💙💚 3mo
CBee @dabbe I‘m going to email you an article my hometown paper did about her! 3mo
Aimeesue We had to memorize this one in high school. I can still recite it. And often do. Poems are great to run through while you‘re having an MRI. 😂 3mo
CBee @Aimeesue I wish I‘d had that assignment! 3mo
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For Your Own Good | Samantha Downing
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Holy banana pants 😳😳😳 You were right, Scott - this was SO dark and twisted, and I LOVED it 🫢🫢🫢😂😂😂 @vivastory

BookLineNSinker I loved this one too!! 3mo
vivastory 😂 😂 I'm glad! What a fun & twisted ride 3mo
CBee @vivastory totally! I read it in two days which isn‘t my norm 😂😂 3mo
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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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So thankful to Julie @RebelReader for putting this on her #ALSpine list, as it gave me the push I needed to finally read it! Loved this story about Lakshmi and her family, both blood and found. I‘ve always been fascinated by the art of henna and appreciated the glossary (and recipes!) at the end.
#readyourkindle #doublespin #auldlangspine

RebelReader I have the next one in the trilogy on my TBR shelf. 😜 I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 3mo
CBee @RebelReader yes! I added both to my TBR after I finished 😊♥️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
IMASLOWREADER that was an awesome story… 3mo
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Let me once again take the opportunity to RAVE about this book (O Caledonia) - I‘ve been thinking about it ever since I finished. Sigh… also, the other weird word in the paragraph is “demesne” which is another word for “domain” 😊 And Hector was tipsy 😂😂 #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

CatLass007 All of those in one single paragraph! Thanks. 3mo
TheBookHippie 🙃 3mo
IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
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CBee @CatLass007 I know, such good luck 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CatLass007 I think I may need this book. 3mo
dabbe I also had to look up “preprandial“! And I don't know what book this is, but I am intrigued! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 @dabbe it‘s O Caledonia, by Elspeth Barker. I can‘t recommend it enough ♥️ 3mo
BarbaraBB I purchased it because of your review! 3mo
CBee @BarbaraBB how cool! I hope you love it ♥️ 3mo
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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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I think I liked Every Last Fear a bit better, but this was a solid thriller 👏🏻👏🏻 I didn‘t see the twist at the end at all 😅😳🫢

Librariana I admire your bravery in reading thrillers. I try... the best I can do is Stephen King. I'm a weenie 😁 3mo
CBee @Librariana oh dear, I can‘t read Stephen King 😂😂 I‘ve read The Stand and just recently read Firestarter, but that‘ll be about it for me I think 😅 If you can read King, you‘re not a weenie at all 😊 (edited) 3mo
BarbaraBB I enjoyed these two too and have his newest on my shelves! No King for me either 😎 3mo
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CBee @BarbaraBB oh right, I need to stack his newest! It‘s funny, I can handle murder in my books, but the body horror and gore in King is just 😳😩🤢😂 (edited) 3mo
vivastory I completely agree. Def liked ELF more, but did like this one. Have you ever read Samantha Downing? 3mo
CBee @vivastory I have! I loved Lovely Wife but haven‘t read any of her other books yet. Any of hers you‘d recommend? 3mo
vivastory For Your Own Good. It's so delightfully twisted 😅 I'm laughing just thinking about it. Highly recommend for a dark, twisted thriller. So so good 3mo
CBee @vivastory ooooo that sounds right up my alley - not sure what that says about me 🤔😂 3mo
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EDIT - now it‘s working? 😂🤷‍♀️ Anyone else having issues with the app not loading? I‘m on iPhone. I can view on the web but not the app 🙁

CatMS I'm on Android and not having issues 3mo
KateReadsYA Last week I was having this same issue. It wouldn't let me post anything with a large description, it was really weird. 3mo
hissingpotatoes I couldn't post a comment with a lot of people tagged using the web version, and I just got a warning in Firefox that the security certificate has expired. 3mo
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cariashley Me! It keeps exiting. The website gave me a weird warning message about a certificate expiring but then it loaded. But the app isn‘t working at all 🙁 3mo
CBee @hissingpotatoes same! 🙁 3mo
CBee @cariashley I‘m going to email them 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
ShananigansReads It just started working for me. 3mo
CBee @ShananigansReads as soon as I emailed them, it started working 😂🤦‍♀️ 3mo
cariashley Ooh it‘s working for me too now! Phew! 3mo
BarbaraBB So relieved it‘s running again 😅 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau I had issues opening the app on my iPhone until 5 mins ago. Ahhhh, sweet relief! 😅 3mo
Ruthiella Yes, I had the same problem. You wouldn‘t believe how much reading I got done when I couldn‘t access Litsy every ten minutes. 😂 3mo
LeeRHarry It happens every now and then for me too. 3mo
Sargar114 I‘ve had that happen before. I deleted the app and redownloaded and it worked again 3mo
IMASLOWREADER i did a few hours ago 3mo
CBee @Ruthiella 😂😂😂😂 solidarity!! 3mo
Chrissyreadit it was offline but now back phew 3mo
kspenmoll I did this morning - glad to be back with everyone!!! 3mo
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O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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This will be a favorite of the year, without a doubt. The writing is absolutely gorgeous, the setting was a character in itself (the kind where you can almost feel it whilst reading), and Janet…..poor Janet. I loved her, could relate to her in certain ways, even rooted for her despite knowing the outcome. What a book. #blameitonlitsy

TrishB Agree ❤️ haven‘t seen that cover before either. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I will put this further up my tbr stacks! 3mo
CBee @TrishB I kind of like the other cover better 🤷‍♀️ But it could‘ve been covered in bubble wrap and I‘d still love the book 😂 3mo
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CBee @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s worth it! 3mo
jlhammar Same! I loved it so much. 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh I kind of like this cover! I have the other cover checked out from the library and I need to prioritize it, especially now after this review ☺️ 3mo
Deblovestoread Lovely review. Stacked 📚 3mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole this cover makes no sense until you read it 😂 And I actually looked at it again after I finished and realized, OH I see now 😂 3mo
CBee @Deblovestoread I really think you‘ll love it! 3mo
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Megabooks Love these! 3mo
IndoorDame These are fabulous! 3mo
TheBookHippie Ooooo love!!! 3mo
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dabbe Crayola needs to come out with colors and words just like these! ❤️💜🩷 3mo
CBee @dabbe I agree!! 3mo
dabbe @CBee Then the kiddies could learn some beautifully colorful words, right? 🤩😍😘 3mo
CBee @dabbe absolutely ♥️😊 3mo
peanutnine @dabbe yes! That's how I learned the word cerulean when I was little. It has always been my favorite blue 💙 3mo
CBee @peanutnine that‘s how I learned periwinkle 😊 3mo
dabbe @peanutnine 🤩😍😃 3mo
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