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CaitZ

CaitZ

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member CaitZ

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I just learned that Loie Fuller was born in 1862 in a tavern not far from where I live. The area is now a county forest preserve. She was known around the world for the way she used lighting in her dances. This was a short introduction to her life. I'll have to find more about her.

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Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Veronica and Stoker once again solve an intriguing mystery. This one is set on an island and leans a little more to romance than previous stories. I really enjoy this series. This is the 4th book.

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Uh-Oh. I think I'm in trouble. The local library just put this rack of free books at the train station. This will not be good for my TBR pile.

I only took two this time. ☺

Swe_Eva MY library has one of those too by the exit - I have learned how to get from the check-out counter and out the front door with my eyes closed! 😂 2w
LiteraryinLititz That‘s so cool! Which 2? 2w
CaitZ @LiteraryinLititz The Clockmaker's Daughter and Yogi: the life and times of an American original. Hopefully I'll get to them soon. 2w
CaitZ @Swe_Eva I may have to develop that skill or avoid going into the station 2w
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I stayed up way too late last night finishing this. Anne Hillerman is one of my favorite authors. While the mystery part of her stories is always interesting and well-written, I am fascinated by the Navajo history and culture she includes in each book. I learn something every time.

JazzFeathers But... is she a relative of Tony Hillerman? 3w
CaitZ @JazzFeathers She's his daughter 3w
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I finished this a couple if days ago and have been thinking about ever since. I enjoyed the writing. It had a lyrical feel and I could believe the characters would've spoken in that manner. I'm still not sure how I feel about the end. It's between a pick and a so-so for me.

LiteraryinLititz Nice review and also beautiful picture! 4w
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This is ridiculous! I'm heading back to bed with a large cup of tea and my book

sblbooks It sure is pretty though. 1mo
Stacy_31 Yikes!! 1mo
LiteraryinLititz What region are you in? 1mo
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CaitZ @LiteraryinLititz I'm in the Chicago suburbs. It's supposed to be in the 50s tomorrow 1mo
Swe_Eva 😨 1mo
CouronneDhiver Lame 😒 Bring on spring! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Know how you feel we had snowfall on Sunday and Tuesday last week totalling around 20 centimetre mark😳 1mo
Buechersuechtling @CaitZ I feel you. I hope you could enjoy your day off, anyway. 1mo
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It was finally a nice enough day to spent some time outside reading at the train station. YAY!

This is a cozy mystery set in a small town library in Michigan. I like it.

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I spent a little over an hour at the library paging through this. It's a wonderful record of an historic presidency. Everyone should take a look at it, no matter your politics.

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Spring Has Sprung! | Mitchell Kriegman, Kiki Thorpe
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It's official! It's Spring in Chicagoland. It's a cold, foggy, misty day and the geese are back nesting on the building across from the train station. 😆

Buechersuechtling Aaaawwwww, how lovely‼️😍 1mo
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Paczki day means a late breakfast and reading

monalyisha I‘m jelly! 3mo
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I've been enjoying the tagged book and learning a lot about dinosaurs, so I thought I'd visit a few today. These are are at the Field Museum in Chicago.

AmberWB I ❤️ that museum!!! 3mo
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I can really connect with many of the panels in this graphic novel. They convey my thoughts and feelings better than I can. Unfortunately, hoopla won't let me take screenshots to share with you all. Sarah Anderson has become a favorite.

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Library | Sarah Stewart
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@kaye Here's the library at the Grand Canyon. It's tiny but has internet access which is extremely limited in the rest of the park. The bottom picture is basically the whole library. There was another small area for kids. Being from Illinois there were a bunch of plants and trees I had never seen before. I found a great little book here to identity them.
#showyourlibrary

Kaye That is so cute. Is it in the park area or a nearby town ? I‘ve never been out there. Does Grand Canyon have a town ? It looks like a log cabin. Very neat. Thanks for sharing. 4mo
Lauram Love this! I didn‘t know there was a library. (edited) 4mo
CaitZ @kaye It's in the area of the park where the employees live. There is a "village" with hotels, restaurants, a visitor center, gift shops and even a post office and grocery store. And yet there are still so many areas where you can get away from civilization. I love it there. 4mo
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Plum Tea Crazy | Laura Childs
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It's -17F here so I'm hiding in bed and taking a trip to Charleston, South Carolina this afternoon. I love this series.

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I started this on New Year's Eve (because that's when Lillian took her walk) and had a hard time connecting to the story. One day I forgot the book and switched to audio. That did it. Xe Sands makes it feel like you're sitting and listening to a friend tell her story. I loved it.

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I listened to this while I shoveled today. I think it would have been better if I read the book. The gmornings, gnights all run together in the audiobook. They run the gamut from ok to profound and there were a few I'd like to keep. It's kinda between a pick and a so-so for me.

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I had a pretty good reading year in 2018. Here's to another in 2019!

I hope you all reach your goals this year.

Erofan 😃👍 4mo
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It's a cold, rainy and generally yucky day today. Which makes it a perfect day to stay home and read. This seems like an appropriate book.

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This is Harley. My brother was dogsitting him. I think he had his best Christmas. He was totally spoiled. #dogsoflitsy

britt_brooke Such a cute face! 💚🐾 5mo
inthegreensandblues Aww he looks like a sweetie 💘 5mo
BookNAround What a lovely boy! 5mo
DGRachel Adorable! 😍 5mo
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An excellent gift from my nieces. They really know me. The holiday was good.

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Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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My gifts from #SantaThing. My Santa picked perfect books. I think I'll start with Mystery in White.

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I listened to this while running around doing last minute things today. I loved Jim Dale's narration

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Pretty Paper | David Ritz, Willie Nelson
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Willie mixes fiction and truth to tell the story behind his famous song. It left me wondering how much of it is true. Not what I was expecting when I picked it up, but I enjoyed it.

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And even more! Thank you @Ofclumsywords @QuietlyLaura @SiriuslyWeasley @tracey38 @jenniferw88 @DarcysMom @Lauram

And a big Thank You to @kaye for organizing this. It has really brought joy to my Christmas

#christmascardswap

Kaye You‘re very welcome, Cait. So glad you enjoyed it. I wish more people still used the old fashioned mail nowadays. They miss out on so much. I think that‘s why the #JB group has been so good for so many. You really get to know everyone better by writing them than you can just chatting in here. Plus it‘s fun to get good mail instead of bills. ♥️ 5mo
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Goodreads challenge done! I'm sure I'll be reading a couple of more books before the end of the year.

Bklover Yay!!! Good job!!!👍👏👏👏🎉 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Just in the nick of time... well done! 👏🎉 5mo
ju.ca.no Congrats!! 5mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 5mo
JoScho 🎉💜🎉💜🎉 5mo
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Starting Sunday with a late breakfast - jelly donut and tea in my Litsy mug. Thank you @Litsy @TimSpalding

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Ravens are one of my favorite birds so I had to read this. Skaife takes a conversational tone as he talks about his life and how he cares for the birds. I enjoyed it.

Booksnchill Listening to this one now- he is a character himself! 5mo
Booksnchill Also- great pic! 5mo
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robinb 👍😊❤️💚❤️💚 Love the cardinals! 5mo
eanderson 💕🤗 5mo
Bklover ❤️ 5mo
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I've been remiss posting the wonderful cards I've received. Here's the first group.

#christmascardswap

Thank you @Librarybelle @callielafleur @kaye @Lel2403 @LibrarianRyan

Librarybelle Hooray! 5mo
Lel2403 🎄🎄🎄🎄💕 5mo
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I stayed up way to late last night finishing this, but I love this series. The time traveling historians visit Troy during the Trojan War and have a couple of other adventures. Her plots are plausible and leave you wondering what really happened in history.

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1. Pizza (it's dinner time)
2. Can of Coke
3. Memoir
4. Had Tater Tots a couple of weeks ago
5. Nope!

@MinDea #humpdaypost

jillannjohn 😂😂 6mo
Eyelit Love it! 🤣 6mo
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vkois88 ❤❤❤ 6mo
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Taking a few minutes to read before catching the train home. This is the tree in Chicago Union Station.

Bklover Pretty!!! 6mo
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I decided to spend the day waiting for the "blizzard" by reading. Sy Montgomery is one of my favorite authors. In this quick read, she looks back at animals she's known and how they have impacted her life. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to animal lovers.

It's a little past 7pm in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and just starting to snow. Time for dinner and football. I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow, I'll worry about shoveling then.

Ddzmini 🐢😍🥰 6mo
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Red: A History of the Redhead | Jacky Colliss Harvey
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I've always believed my red hair (and my love of baseball) was my connection to my grandfather who I never knew. I was the only one of his seven grandchildren who inherited his red hair. This book is an interesting look at redheads throughout history and I learned a few things.

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Red: A History of the Redhead | Jacky Colliss Harvey
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My plans are sorted for the rest of the day

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love that mug 💕🐘 6mo
LazyDays That mug is BEAUTIFUL😍😍😍😍 6mo
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1. The Story of the Other Wise Man
2. Decorating the tree
3. Christmas in Connecticut and The Lemon Drop Kid
4. Butter cookies
5. @Kaye
#Tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 6mo
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Don't think I'll be reading in my favorite spot today. Back to the couch for me. I'm currently reading Red: A History of the Redhead. It's very interesting.

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This is going to be a long year. I want to read it now!! The Night Circus is my favorite story ever.🎪

Mitch I didn‘t appreciate it said 2019! 6mo
TheBookBabes Eeek! Night Circus is also my favourite!!!! How exciting but BOO on the super long wait 😩 6mo
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A little reward for doing my civic duty. The fact that there is a bookstore near the early voting place had no influence on me going today instead of Tuesday😉

SilversReviews Love this photo!! 7mo
Buechersuechtling Oh, I love “Neverwhere” 🧡 and will re-read it as soon as all the other books stop to queue-jump. 1mo
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1. Historical fiction
2. Asparagus
3. They would all be in their 120s.
4. One in Ireland and the other three in Chicago, IL
5. 🎵🎶🎵
(I don't have any dancing emojis)
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

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Misty of Chincoteague | Marguerite Henry
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1. Misty of Chincoteague
2. Cake
3. Knitting, photography
4. Ireland or somewhere in the Western U.S.
5.❤💚💜💙💛
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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I've been in a major reading funk for a couple of months. I'd pick something up, read a couple of pages, and not be interested in it again. I found this one about a week ago and it kept my interest all the way through. Maybe I'm back on track.

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Treacherous Curse | Deanna Raybourn
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The only thing wrong with this series is the 4th book doesn't come out until next March. I love the dynamic between Veronica and Stoker and the mystery kept me guessing.

jillrhudy This is a fun series. I recommend it to people. 10mo
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1. Youse Guys
2. Two
3. Litsy, Overdrive, Kindle, GoodReads, Chicago Public Library
4. Absolutely Nothing!
5. @BookishCleaningLady
#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

saguarosally Two syllables, you in the Midwest? 😁 10mo
CaitZ @saguarosally I am😃 10mo
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What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons
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In short, thought provoking chapters, Clemmons explores identity, love, loss, and grief. It is beautifully written and I read it in one sitting.

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1. Staying out of the heat and humidity, watching the Tour Dr France, reading. Probably should do laundry and cleaning.
2. Sunset - I am so not a morning person
3. As long as I can find some shade. I burn easily.
4. Red
5. 👋👋
#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

sudi Hi 🙋 10mo
Stacy_31 Howdy! 👋🏼 10mo
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I loved this book! My mother passed her fascination with Anna Anderson and the Romanov family down to me and this is an excellent telling of their life. I feel a binge on books about the Russia royal family coming.

Rebesta I‘m reading this one right now. I got a bit off track and had to research the Romanov family. I‘ve watched a few great documentaries on them too. It‘s horrifying how the family died. It‘s also interesting to read Anna Anderson‘s battle to be recognized as Anastasia. 10mo
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It's too rainy today to spend much time outside, but I took a quick walk between the storms. Now I'm spending the rest of the day reading about crime and nature. #BookAndNature
#reading resolutions @Jess7

UwannaPublishme Beautiful photo! 😍 11mo
thea-block I look forward to hearing your review of this book - I‘ve been wanting to read it! 11mo
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