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CaitZ

CaitZ

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member CaitZ

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Thank you for the tag @vonnie862
1. Spending time with family
2. Anne Hillerman, Laura Childs, and the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child team
3. A table of relaxed and sandwiches
@BethM @SolaRaynor @Eggs #WondrousWednesday

SolaRaynor Thank you for the tag @Caitz

1. A big dinner!
2. Margaret Atwood, Agatha Christie, Anton Chekhov
3. My boyfriend mellow a turkey sandwich made with gluten free bread :)

(Hope I did this right, not sure how to share!!!)
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Eggs Thanks for joining in❣️ 3h
Eggs @SolaRaynor Thanks for commenting ❣️ 3h
SolaRaynor @Eggs Happy to do it! I've been trying to figure out the tagging lol!!! now
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Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life | Blair Braverman, Quince Mountain
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My final #Booked2021 book - #NewIn2021. Beautiful photos and an excellent narrative make this a wonderful book for anyone who loves dogs. The Flame trading card and postcard from Honest Dog Books are fun additions. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #WrapItUpReadathon #Adventathon #AVeryMerryBingo @StayCurious @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @PuddleJumper @keys_on_fire @ozma.of.oz @Jadams1776

ozma.of.oz Oh that looks beautiful! ❤️ 1d
Cinfhen Ohhhh, photos are probably amazing 🤩 and congrats on completing #Booked2021 🍾🙌🏻 Here's the link to tally your final quarter 🎊♥️🎊♥️

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA
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StayCurious Wow! And so organized too :) 2d
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PuddleJumper Whoo! 3d
ozma.of.oz Wonderful! 3d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2d
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Jadams1776 🎄🎉🎁 2d
StayCurious glad you liked it - have you watched the Netflix version? 2d
CaitZ @StayCurious No, I haven't seen it. I don't have Netflix right now 2d
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This evening's entertainment was the classic movie The Shop Around The Corner at a local theater. There was even an organ concert/singalong before the movie. They take a week each December and show classic movies and I think this is becoming a new family tradition. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious I think You've Got Mail was inspired by The Shop Around The Corner... 2d
CaitZ @StayCurious They do kinda have the same plot. I need to rewatch You've Got Mail with that in mind 2d
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This audiobook contained both On Christmas Day in the Morning and On Christmas Day in the Evening. Both stories were sweet gentle reads about families and neighbors reconnecting on Christmas. They were written in 1908 and kind of reminded me of old radio soap operas my dad would listen to. My #DoubleSpin for #BookSpinBingo #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen #AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #WrapItUpReadathon #Adventathon

ozma.of.oz That sounds lovely! 🥰 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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TheSpineView Wonderful! 5d
StayCurious wow how nice! 5d
Jadams1776 🎉🎅🏻🎄👍🏻 4d
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Ok, I'll admit this might be a stretch, but every time I see #SilverBells I think of the song which debuted in the Bob Hope movie The Lemon Drop Kid (one of my favorite holiday movies). It was based on a short story by Damon Runyon. #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious not a stretch at all - this is great! 5d
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StayCurious Cute picture! 6d
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StayCurious Thanks for playing! 6d
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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This is just heart-wrenching. I hadn't read it before and now I see why it won the Nobel Peace Prize. #Booked2021#JewishAuthor @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen The only book I‘ve read several times and each time my heart breaks all over. 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage It is so intense … 2d
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This is one of the best books I read all year! It's the story of a teen mom learning to navigate school, family, friends, new love, and dreams of the future. #Booked2021 #LatinxAuthor @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

megnews I loved this and love Acevedo! Have you read The Poet X and Clap When You Land? Also excellent. 1w
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I read this last year (on audio) and LOVED it too!!! 1w
CaitZ @megnews This is the first of hers I've read. I do want to read the others. 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really should read this … 2d
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My list for December's #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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So instead of reading this afternoon, I went searching for Christmas books. These are the physical and ebooks I found. We'll see how many I read for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

PageShifter I read Let It Snow last year so I am hoping it gives you some christmas spirit like it did to me last christmas ^_^ 2w
StayCurious Looks like a great list! 2w
IndoorDame Great list! I loved Let It Snow last year so I‘m really looking forward to reading The Holiday Swap with everyone this year! 1w
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Hope everyone is having an enjoyable day whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not. 🦃

WJCintron You too! Happy Thanksgiving! 2w
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Thanks, @Bklover for the tag. I'm a little late because I decided to stay off of social media yesterday.
1. I just finished Well Met by Jen DeLuca
2. Anything apple
3. The Night Circus
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Bklover Good for you for taking social media breaks!❤️. I‘ve been trying to do that myself!! 2w
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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How I spent my Sunday. I stayed away from social media and read the whole book in one day. I haven't done that in a few years. It was the perfect light frothy romance I needed and I loved it. I'll be sure to read the next two. Another 329 pages for #NovelNovember for a total of 681 of my 700-page goal. Also #Frenemies for #Booked2021 @Andrew65 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Yay!!!! I love to unplug some days!! So glad the book delivered 🥳 2w
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Dog Songs | Mary Oliver
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A great book of heartwarming poems about dogs. I don't usually read poetry, but I enjoyed this. #Booked2021 #poetry #NovelNovember - total so far 352 pages. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Andrew65

Cinfhen Mary Oliver is meant to be wonderful- still haven‘t read any of her work yet 🙈 3w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 (edited) 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love Mary!! Her work is so introspective and I love how deeply she connects to nature. 3w
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This is the story of how De Beers controlled the diamond industry and exploited the people of the region. The author also intersperses his experience with child loss in the narrative. It was a hard read. 224 pages for #NovelNovember; my #BookSpin book for #BookSpinBingo and #Booked2021 #Blackjack21 @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Andrew65 Doing well 👏👏👏 3w
Cinfhen This has been on my TBR / it sounds super interesting!! Too bad it was only a so-so 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage We‘ve had lots of “club” and “heart” choices for this prompt. I *think* this might be the first “diamond!” 3w
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Thanks, @Andrew65, for #NovelNovember. I spent the last week helping to care for my sister-in-law's mother after a hospital stay. It was mainly at her house to let the therapists and nurses in and help with meals, and she's a lovely lady, but boy, can she talk. I need some alone time. My goal is to read 700 pages.

deeannloso Are audiobooks allowed? 4w
CaitZ @deeannloso Yes they are 4w
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I spent the week re-listening to this while doing stuff around the house and obsessing over a new app. It's one of my favorite books and Jim Dale's narration is incredible.

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My #BookSpinBingo list for November. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Week 4 totals for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter My total for the whole event was 8672. This was fun. Thank you @Clwojick and @StayCurious for running it.

Clwojick You did great this month! Thank you for joining us 🖤 1mo
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My final book for #20in4 readathon and #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter. I needed a break from Halloween. Once again an expedition goes awry and the time-traveling historians fight to avoid disaster. I love this series. 6 more hours for a total of 13.5 for the Halloween readathon. I didn't meet my goal of 20 hours but I had fun trying. @Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 A brilliant time, well done. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍😊 1mo
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This week's entertainment for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; my favorite episode of Doctor Who - Blink; and the new Doctor Who episode. @Clwojick

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Happy Halloween Everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful spooky day. This is the display at my library.

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15 Minutes of Flame | Christin Brecher
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My feelings toward this book are partially colored by the fact I've become burned out on Halloween cozy mysteries. It was fine and I think if it was one of the first ones I'd read I would have enjoyed it much more. 7.5 hours toward #20in4 readathon. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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As I was planning for November's #BookSpinBingo , I realized I had a bingo this month. 20 more points for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 1mo
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Here's the second one - 270 points for #TeamSlaughter #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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I had to print this out, but I found all of the words - 320 points for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 @Clwojick

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Yay! Another Readathon to help add points to #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter I'm going to read from Thursday to Sunday and aim for 20 hours. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1mo
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This is another cozy mystery series I enjoy. Sarah Booth returns home to Mississippi to find herself and her friends involved in the murder of a Blues musician. I finished it just before midnight - good thing I don't have plans for today. 11 more hours for #OutstandingOctober for a total of 27 hours and 3 books! #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter always causes me to read more than usual. @Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍👍 Thanks for playing along. 1mo
Clwojick Awesome Job! ! 1mo
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This week's entertainment for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter was classic monster movies. @Clwojick

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Bait and Witch | Angela M. Sanders
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This was a cute cozy mystery. Josie overhears a corrupt deal taking place at the LOC and flees to a tiny town in Oregon as the librarian. She quickly becomes involved in murder and town politics. I'll be adding these to my TBR list. Another 9 hours for #OutstandingOctober #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter (15 pts) #Screamathon week 3 #BookSpin #SpookoweenReadathon #Wickedathon @Andrew65 @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView @StayCurious

Chrissyreadit @Mommamanzi @Avanders have you read this one? It sounds so cozy!!! 2mo
Andrew65 Looks fun. Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ooh no, not yet! Does look fun! 😄 1mo
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Clwojick Awesome job! 2mo
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Never Cross a Vampire | Stuart M. Kaminsky
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Late last night I finished the 1st book for #OutstandingOctober - 7 hours read so far. The series is set in Hollywood during the 1940s and always has some connection to films. This time Toby needs to solve a mystery involving Bela Lugosi and William Faulkner. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter (15 pts) #Scarathon #BookSpin #SpookoweenReadathon #Wickedathon @Andrew65 @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView @StayCurious

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
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I read some kid's books this morning with breakfast. They were cute. 1 hour down for #OutstandingOctober
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 A great morning by the look of it. 😊 2mo
Sleepswithbooks The Poky Little Puppy 🐶🥰 2mo
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A little late, but I'm in. Since I've been counting hours for #Scarathlon, I'm setting my goal this month at 15 hours. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great, good luck 😊👍 2mo
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This was a fun light read for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter buddy read. (50 pts +1) @Clwojick

Clwojick ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Clwojick Awesome job!!! 2mo
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The House of Dies Drear | Virginia Hamilton
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Another children's classic I hadn't read, but I think if I had I would have been scared by it. I found all the different covers interesting. #Screamathon #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #SpookoweenReadathon #Wickedathon @4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick @TheSpineView @StayCurious

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My #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter entertainment for the week. Was definitely in a Disney mood.
15 pts + 1 @Clwojick

Clwojick 💙 💙 💙 2mo
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#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter word game: I came up with 340 words for 3400 points + 1
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Clwojick Awesome job! 🖤 2mo
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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I listened to the book and it was excellent. I loved how convoluted the story was and the insight the reader was given into each character's mindset. The movie version I watched was from 1945 and they changed the story too much. I didn't enjoy it.

#Screamathon #ScarePairs #Scarathlon2021 (book - 15 pts, movie - 5 pts, + 1)#BookSpinBingo #Wickedathon #SpookoweenReadathon @4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick @StayCurious @TheSpineView

Susanita Have you seen the mini series from 2014? It‘s worth it for the Aidan Turner scenes if nothing else! 2mo
TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖 2mo
CaitZ @Susanita I didn't know about that version. I'll check it out. Thanks 2mo
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Some views from my audio walk today. I've been listening to And Then There Were None for #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter and #Screamathon Scare Pairs. @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft

AkashaVampie Those would make some awesome bookmarks. 2mo
Clwojick 🧡🧡🧡 2mo
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Haunted Hibiscus | Laura Childs
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Theodosia & Drayton are once again present at a murder, this time at a haunted house. I didn‘t see the twist at the end coming. This series always feels like I‘m visiting with friends. My first book finished for #Scarathlon - 25 pts. Also my #BookSpin book for #BookSpinBingo, and a #Booked2021 #UnderRatedOrLesserKnown book. #Screamathon #Wickedathon @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @StayCurious

Cinfhen Yay! Lots of challenges met!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Here's my list for the final quarter of #Booked2021 with one left from Summer.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Woohoo ? Fantastic ? Don‘t forget you have until midnight, **Oct 3** to fill out the third quarter form
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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CaitZ @Cinfhen I sent it in late last night. 2mo
Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage tracks them 💕👍🏻 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I will double check in an hour or so. It‘s been a busy weekend! 2mo
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Starting out #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #Screamathon #SpookoweenReadathon with little snack outdoors while the weather is still nice. @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Looks wonderful. 2mo
Clwojick 🧡🖤🧡 2mo
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Set in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s, this book deals with racism and colonialism disguised as a slowly revealed mystery. The author‘s parents were missionaries in the Congo, and she was born there, and she vividly describes the people and culture of the area. It was a little slow for me at times but overall it was interesting. #Booked2021 #CountryWhereUNPeacekeepersAre @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! Awesomeness??Don‘t forget every book read, from July 1- September 30th earns you a chance to win our quarterly drawing? You have until midnight, **Oct 3** to fill out the third quarter form
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Here's my #BookSpinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #Screamathon #Spooko'weenReadathon list and the final group of books for #Booked2021 all mixed together. Tracking it all will be interesting. @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
TheSpineView Way to go!👍📖 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Woohoo!! 👻🧡 2mo
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