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Chelleo

Chelleo

Joined March 2016

Librarian. OH. Goodreads: chelleo, LibraryThing: mpmleonard, YouTube (Litsy How-To): https://goo.gl/UrCpoU #BlitsyHistoryMonth host. #blitsy
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Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
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Curious Beginning | Deanna Raybourn
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#BreakfastAndABook before a morning meeting. Finally starting this #secretsantagoespostal gift from @Bookcation74 #TreatYoself

HOTPock3tt Omg this is one of my fave series!! 😍♥️I‘m so curious what you will think of it!! Maybe you can tag me in your review?! It slows down a bit in the middle but is otherwise stellar!! I‘ve read and LOVED all 4 of them! 3d
GypsyKat I love everything about this picture! 😍😋 3d
Eggbeater I just finished this series on audio. I adored it! 💕 3d
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Lisas.Library Now I‘m hungry and cereal isn‘t going to do!! 😂 3d
therealoctober *adds to growing pile 3d
alanacristin That looks like an excellent start to the day 😍 3d
Gina Those first few pages are brutal so I put it down tor awhile. I have heard good things about this series. Is it worth it to push through that begining? 3d
ChocolateBookmarks Wowwwww this looks great!!!!!! 3d
catebutler Looks fabulous! I‘ve had this book on my list for a while, this makes me want to pick it up! 3d
Sharpeipup Get book 2 ready...it‘s a great series! 2d
Bookcation74 Enjoy!! 2d
Larkken French toast? Yum! 2d
Chelleo @HOTPock3tt I‘ll try to remember to tag you. Be warned...it takes me forever to read print books 😕 1d
Chelleo @Eggbeater I‘ve requested the audio to help me read this in a decent timeframe. Plus I love to hear stories and pronunciations. 1d
Chelleo @Lisas.Library @alanacristin @ChocolateBookmarks @Larkken This place makes the best French toast! 1d
Chelleo @Gina I‘ll consider myself warned! I have made it past the first few pages. 1d
Gina Thanks! **Deep breath** I shall forge on into the storm!! 😉😁😂 17h
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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019-05-21

I really enjoyed this storyline and the main characters as their love story unfolds and changes. Alternating narrators did a great job. More (spoiler) in the comments. 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

Chelleo I don‘t have an intimate understanding or in depth experience with anyone on the Autism Spectrum so I can‘t really speak to how accurate the character was written. 3d
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖🎧2019-05-19

This book hit me directly in the feels. It poses all the hard questions and doesn‘t attempt to provide a neat ending with all the answers. This book needs to be in the hands of all black teens, especially young men. If you give a damn about black lives, then you should read it. And if you don‘t, you definitely need to read it and get a clue.

#ownvoices #readdiversebooks #blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter

Jee_HookedOnBookz Met the author too! Brilliant young lady! ❤️ 3d
BarbaraBB Great review. Will do 💕 3d
TrishB Loved this one 💕 3d
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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Enjoying the playground and Kam took a break to look at my book. He picked out some of his sight words.

#boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #boymom #brilliantblackboy #blacklivesmatter#ownvoices #blitsy #blacklitsy #kidsoflitsy #litsykids #pocauthor #yareaddiversebooks

Leftcoastzen So cute! 6d
Johanna414 Love that! 6d
Robothugs Hey! Check your goodreads messages! 😄 5d
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Another year of volunteering at the Friends Warehouse. I spent the day cleaning up the grounds and was too pooped to really shop at the end of the day. Oh well, just means I have to return soon.

TheSpineView Great pic! I have reached the age where I hate having my picture taken. 🤣 1w
KathyWheeler @TheSpineView For me that age has been all my life. I‘m not at all photogenic. Every time I see a picture of me, I think, “Who is that ugly person?” 1w
Leftcoastzen So great that you volunteer.You are busy all the time anyway it seems. 1w
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slategreyskies That‘s really cool that you volunteer! I‘ve been wanting to start volunteering at my library too. :) 1w
Theaelizabet As a former president of my local library‘s Friends Group, I salute you! 1w
Chelleo @TheSpineView @KathyWheeler I don‘t always like my pics (this is one) but I take them for my family. My dad passed away when I was in my early 20s and I have so few pics of him. My mom has few pics of her childhood and early adulthood. I also want proof that “I was there.” So for better or worse, I take pics (but not nearly as many as take of others). 🤪 7d
Chelleo @Leftcoastzen Yes, too busy at times 😉 7d
Chelleo @Leftcoastzen @slategreyskies My school/work dedicates one day a year to community service called UCServes. I‘ve participated for 5 of the 6 years it‘s taken place. I‘ve volunteered at the Friends Warehouse for the last 2. I‘d like to volunteer more but it‘s hard to find the time after work/on weekends. It‘s nice to have a workday to do it. @Theaelizabet Kudos to you for your service!! (edited) 7d
KathyWheeler @Chelleo I‘ve allowed more pictures of me to be taken recently because I‘ve been thinking along those lines — my kids might like some. Every picture I‘ve seen of you is adorable. Admittedly that‘s not tons, but still. 7d
TheSpineView @Chelleo I had not looked at it that. Thank you for the insights BTW, I think you are beautiful. Your face just glows! I think we tend to be our worst critic when is comes to our looks. 7d
Chelleo @TheSpineView Thanks. BTW that “glow” you see in this pic was literally sweat! 😂 7d
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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1️⃣ “She nods and heads back to the kitchen. Returns with a dish full of jasmine rice WITH THREE CHUNKS OF BUTTER MELTING INTO IT.”

😳🤮 The travesty! Butter is NOT meant for rice!!

2️⃣ “ “It‘s fucked up — there‘s no escaping the BMC,” Quran says.

“The BMC?”

”Yeah. Black Man‘s Curse. World‘s got diarrhea and dudes like us are the toilet. “”

😖😡🤬

#blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter

Chelleo Thank you for the bookmark @Endowarrior21 It‘s perfect for this book! 1w
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this book! 1w
Endowarrior21 @Chelleo your welcome 1w
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I dread the day that we have this conversation with our boys but we must equip them with any and every tool available to them.

#raisingblackboys #boystomen #blacklitsy #blitsy #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #pocauthors #blacklit #ya #boysreadtoo #blacklivesmatter

Nebklvr 😞 1w
Eggbeater 😢❤ My heart goes out to you, my vote is always with better district attourneys. #blacklivesmatter 1w
Mdargusch Heartbreaking in this day and age. 1w
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cobwebmoth 💔 1w
Reggie I listen to This American Life the podcast and one of their episodes is called The Birds and the Bees. It was about the important conversations you got when you were a kid. Kamau Bell is on there talking about how he was 8 and his mother asked him what he wanted for breakfast. He thought someone was dying because it wasn‘t his birthday. But that was the day she had the conversation of what it meant for his life, having the color of skin he had. 1w
Reggie That was a couple of years ago. The fact those conversations even have to happen suck. But now it‘s important to have them. 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz This is so heartbreaking💔 1w
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Testing the new library tagging feature! At the recent Nnedi Okorafor booktalk and signing at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

1. Click Search (magnifying glass in web or app version)
2. Type name of library/bookstore as a BOOK search
3. Choose location
4. Add photo/text
5. Post!

#litsytips

TheSpineView Works good! Great pic! 1w
guinsgirlreads Cool!! 1w
GondorGirl This is such a great feature! 1w
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GondorGirl @TimSpalding Instead of just shelving a bookstore in with books to read could we possibly get a "to visit" category? 1w
AlaMich That‘s nifty! 1w
Pamwurtzler Very cool! 1w
Kayla.Adriena Is this for Litsy on the web or the app or both? Thanks for the tips especially helpful to technologically challenged folks like me! 1w
Theaelizabet Awesome! Thanks! 1w
DarcysMom @Kayla.Adriena You can do it from the app, I just checked. I searched under books. 1w
TimSpalding @GondorGirl Yes. That's the idea going forward. For now they have to be in with books, but the next app version will separate them. Love the pic! 1w
TimSpalding @Kayla.Adriena Yes, it's for both. The web version gilds it a little, with a “pin“ replacing the blurb/review/quote image, and, if there are venue photos on LibraryThing, it has an option to see them. 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for sharing! And love this pic! You're gorgeous! 1w
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I had time between meetings today so I stopped by the campus bookstore and snagged these two titles. #bookhaul #pocauthors #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks #yalit #blitsy #blacklitsy

HOTPock3tt On the come up was AMAZING!! My fave read of 2019! ♥️😃 1w
Chelleo @HOTPock3tt yasssss! I‘m looking forward to it. Will likely bump up to the top of my TBR list. 1w
Lovesbooks87 Both were so good. Powerful reads! 1w
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TheWordJar I have On the Come Up waiting for me on my bookshelves, and I‘m on the hold list for Dear Martin. I‘ve heard such good things about them! 1w
Karkar I just finished Dear Martin....so good!!! 1w
tjwill Both great choices! 1w
rachelm Awesome choices! Loooved On the Come Up. Can‘t wait for the movie! 1w
Chelleo @Karkar Sadly, I‘ve owned the ebook for months and still haven‘t read it but I couldn‘t pass up the print deal. 1w
MidnightBookGirl Loved On the Come Up! 1w
CoffeeNBooks Dear Martin is really good! 1w
RebL I just finished OTCU maybe 5 minutes ago. I like it even better than THUG. 1w
Chelleo @RebL Really?! Ok, I can‘t read both books at the same time, how am I going to choose?!?!? 😭 1w
RebL @Chelleo Yes. I liked both, but Bri is so much more herself (for a fictional character). She‘s not a navel gazer, though her tendency to act first and think later gets her in trouble. I like her arc. Plus the wordplay is fun. 1w
Chelleo @RebL It‘s a great review! You should post it. Thanks! 1w
RaimeyGallant On the Come Up is so good! 1w
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Stars Beneath Our Feet | David Barclay Moore
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Haven‘t been able to find anything that really pulls me in so I‘m checking this one out. #currentlylistening #audiocommute #audiodriving #readdiversebooks #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoice #pocauthors #blacklitsy #blitsy

MaureenMc I recently listened to this audio, too. Great story, and I really liked the narrator. 2w
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Ok, finally checking out some of the newest website features and decided to import my Goodreads “Read“ list. Whoa!!! Didn't take long and now my Read list is synced in both places!! 😍@timspalding and the Litsy Team....great job!

Lexicon1982 How do you do this? 2w
Anitareads I didn't know this was even possible ☺ 2w
Princess-Kingofkings I need to do this. 2w
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BooknerdsLife Awww Thank you for this post 👏🏼👏🏼💖that sounds like a great idea @litsy ! 📚 2w
Chelleo @dannyhattan has instructions: 1. In your web browser open Goodreads, in the “My Books” page and on the bottom left in tools there‘s a “Import/Export” tab,click it.
2.At the top hit “Export Library”, it will download into your computers Download folder.
3.Head to https://www.litsy.com/ , in your profile under “Setting/Import”, drag your file into the import section.
4.Done
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Chelleo @Lexicon1982 @anitareads 👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾 2w
Amandajoy I can export my Goodreads shelves to Litsy now? Whoa. 2w
Chelleo @Amandajoy Yes, indeed! 2w
Lexicon1982 This is awesome! 2w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖2019.05.10 This took me a shamefully long time to finish (y'all know I'm a slow reader). I really enjoyed this quirky book...I really had no idea where the path would lead and I was pleasantly suprised. And who knew I'd learn so much about Antartica!

marleed And if the movie doesn‘t include ‘Everyone knows Chihulies are the pigeons of Seattle‘ well, the adaptation missed the boat! 2w
Chelleo @marleed 😂🤣😂 August seems a long way off. Looking forward to see how they pull it off. 2w
Chelleo Thanks @eggs for gifting me this book in the #sockswap 2w
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The Borrower: A Novel | Rebecca Makkai
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I love a book set in a library or featuring library workers....this one however is not doing it for me. Maybe I‘ll return to it in the future...strangely feels like a winter read. Anyway...on to something else. Life‘s too short to read a lackluster book.

rsteve388 This is so meta? 3w
k3lso89 I found a copy at my local Dollar Tree, haven't had the chance to read it yet so I will save it for a winter read then! Hopefully that will help, it sounded like a decent book :/ 2w
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#caughtreading by the hubs.

Cinfhen Wow!!! This is so cool!!!! 3w
Pamwurtzler Nice!! 3w
AlaMich Your chair looks super comfy!! 3w
Chelleo @AlaMich it‘s the barbershop chair and it was broken in all the right ways (you could only recline) 😂🤣😂 3w
AlaMich @Chelleo Ha! 😆 3w
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Coffee and #currentlyreading book makes the barbershop wait ideal. My littles are in the background on their tablets. Have a movie date with the hubs later to see Avengers Endgame and the boys are heading to Grandmas. All the makings of a very chill Saturday.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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riversong153 💜💜💜💜 3w
ReadingOver50 Awesome 3w
Tamra Exciting!! 3w
Weaponxgirl That‘s so awesome! 3w
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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@LeshaMac and I have our books and we‘re all set for the Nnedi Okorafor #authortalk and #booksigning at the #PublicLibraryOfCincinnatiAndHamiltonCounty #PLCHC. #blacklitsy #blitsy Notes below 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

Chelleo 📝The author read an excerpt from Binti. She has a nice voice for narration. 3w
Chelleo 📝The idea of Binti was born during a trip to the United Arab Emirates she took with her daughter. 3w
Chelleo 📝”Bint” meaning ‘girl‘, reminded her of the rebellious girls she spoke with on that visit and stuck with her. 3w
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Chelleo 📝Bint became Binti because ‘bint‘ is used as sexist slang in the UK. (edited) 3w
Chelleo 📝She didn‘t set out to write a novella trilogy but the stories came to her over the course of three years. 3w
Chelleo 📝This series focuses on the Dora Milaje and features Spider-Man, X-Men and the Avengers. 3w
Chelleo 📝She was an associate level professor at the University of Buffalo for 3 years while also writing full time, traveling and speaking and raising a daughter. 3w
Chelleo 📝Advice for aspiring writers: Write what you want; from your heart; stories that you want to tell and don‘t worry about whether or not people will read it. Also, don‘t feel you have to write in linear order, from beginning to end. 3w
Chelleo 📝Audience Question: If you could have dinner with one of your characters, who would it be? Answer: Onye and Sora (sp) from (edited) 3w
Chelleo 📝She first started writing when she was 20 years old and don‘t have a goal to get published. She is 2 Masters and a PhD 😳 3w
riversong153 Wow 💜💜💜 3w
RebL I planned to comment, “looks like fun!” or something like that. But then I saw how you nested these comments and that‘s awesome! So much juicy book talk! 3w
CaliforniaCay Love all the little tidbits you Included in the comments. Everything about this picture is absolutely beautiful 💜👏🏾 3w
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The Borrower: A Novel | Rebecca Makkai
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Starting this new #audiobook today.

MicheleinPhilly I rather liked this one. It‘s definitely on the quirky side though. 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 2019.05.02
I loved this entire series (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for the series as a whole)! Each character was interesting and added their own twist to the story, I loved the humor...I snorted throughout each book. Sort of a Steampunk Harry Potter/Twilight/Mary Poppin/007 mashup? I don‘t recall who the recommendation derived from but I ended up listening to all 4 books back-to-back. #BlameLitsy for the win yet again.

AlaMich That‘s quite a mashup! 😆 3w
Chelleo @AlaMich I know! There were so many elements that resembled each book/character 😂🤣😂 3w
Johanna414 These are some of my all time favorite audiobooks! 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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The boys #haul from the #OhioanaBookFestival They made a few crafts, and happily took offers of all free candy (mysteriously not available for the photo). There was a great selection of children‘s titles and activities. The author‘s were also very good with the kids. Thanks for the cool bookmarks @cobwebmoth

stacybmartin What a great haul! 4w
rretzler Cover to Cover is a great bookstore. Haven‘t been there in ages - my boys have outgrown unfortunately. 😢 4w
cobwebmoth I'm glad they had a nice time. It looks like they got some great stuff.❤ Thank you for the bookmarks and book plates! 4w
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I was ridiculously excited about buying bookish wrapping paper! 😝 #OhioanaBookFestival #ColumbusMetropolitanLibrary

BethM That‘s so cool! 4w
LauraJ If I got a present wrapped in that, I wouldn‘t have the heart to unwrap it 🎁 4w
Jemgirl2014 Oh! That's cute! 4w
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stacybmartin Those are amazing! 😍 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Great idea, I‘ve never seen these being sold in my country. 4w
tracey38 I've always wanted to find bookish wrapping paper! 4w
kspenmoll It‘s wonderful! 4w
rather_be_reading awesome! 2w
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A great view of the author‘s area. #OhioanaBookFestival The boys spotted you on the floor @Mdargusch and @Reviewsbylola 😂

Reviewsbylola ☺️☺️☺️ 4w
whatshesreadingnow How fun! 4w
robinb Just saw on FB that one of my favorite mystery authors is there...Anna Lee Huber (Lady Darby series and Verity Kent series)! Have fun! 📚📚📚📚 4w
AlaMich That looks like a great event! It‘s awesome that you take your kids to it. 😊 4w
Mdargusch Ha! Too funny. 👀 4w
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Dino-Football | Lisa Wheeler
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Getting an autographed copy to add to our collections. Big brother walked around the entire festival before coming back here to choose his book. #OhioanaBookFestival

Reviewsbylola I did the same thing and still ended up spending way more than I anticipated. 😆 4w
Chelleo @Reviewsbylola LOL!!! I kept strict to one book each for both boys and I opted to buy bookish gift wrap from the gift shop! 4w
Reviewsbylola That was smart! I bought both my kids a nice book for their birthdays and then some much cheaper books for now. 😆 4w
Sarahandhella My preschoolers love the Dino- series!! 4w
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BlameJennyJane Looks at those cuties!!! 😇😇😇 4w
Nicki_McCall A very beautiful family! 4w
Fridameetslucy What a beautiful joyful pic !! 4w
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Reviewsbylola They are so cute! 4w
Leftcoastzen They are so adorable! Looks like you are having a great day! 4w
robinb You all are simply gorgeous! 😍 4w
Eggbeater What a great picture! 🤗❤ 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely 📸 4w
KarenUK Such a lovely pic💕 4w
Annl Such a great photo! Enjoy 4w
Blaire Wonderful photo! 4w
JennyM ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
stacybmartin What a great photo - hope you guys had a good time! 💙 4w
readordierachel Great pic 💕 4w
Dietz123 Great photo, lovely family. 4w
rwmg Lovely pic 4w
Reggie What an awesome pic!! 4w
kspenmoll What a great picture!!! 4w
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Clifford the Big Red Dog | Norman Bridwell
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rretzler 💕 What cuties! 4w
MoonWitch94 Too cute! 4w
mvegabec They are so cute!! 4w
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Reviewsbylola I think I‘ll have to bring my girls next year! 4w
Chelleo @Reviewsbylola It was a last minute decision but so glad I brought them. They enjoyed it and the authors were all so great! I have a bag full of candy to prove it!! 4w
Hooked_on_books I named my first car Clifford after my favorite book series from childhood. I‘m glad he‘s persisted and that your boys are enjoying him. 😊 4w
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A small but mighty group of #BuckeyeLittens #OhioMeetup

HeatherBookNerd Love it! 4w
rretzler @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @cobwebmoth @TK421 @Chelleo Wish I could have been there today to meet all of you! Hope you‘re having fun! 4w
Reviewsbylola So glad we were able to meet up!! 4w
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Chelleo @Reviewsbylola Same! Always good to connect with #LitsyFamily @rretzler It was a blast! Hope to meetup with you sooner than later 🤗 4w
Chrissyreadit So awesome! 4w
TK421 It was great meeting up with everyone today! Evidently I'm tall. 4w
Chelleo @TK421 just a smidge 😂🤣😂 4w
cobwebmoth Thanks for meeting up with us! It was great seeing you again. 4w
Reviewsbylola Or we‘re short. 😆 @TK421 4w
RavenLovelyReads Great photo!! I got there too late 😇 4w
Chelleo @RavenLovelyReads What time did you get there? Did you enjoy the festival? 4w
RavenLovelyReads We got there around 11:00- yes we really enjoyed it! We picked up some fun goodies and books! 4w
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Warning: Pity Party. Work has been unusually stressful. Although I‘m looking forward to the #OhioMeetup tomorrow I feel very scattered and unprepared. Sunday is my oldest son‘s 6th birthday party which had me running around all week. I‘ve neglected my #LitsyPenPals and haven‘t really had time to just enjoy my Litsy feed. I‘m blessed to have such a full life but I need a break.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019.04.25 I‘m binging this series...love it!

cobwebmoth *hugs* 1mo
everlocalwest Sending calming energy your way! Here's hoping you get some downtime soon. 1mo
julesG Hugs! 1mo
RebL A fulfilling life can still be an exhausting one. I hope you can find time for stillness. 1mo
Chelleo @cobwebmoth @everlocalwest @julesG @RebL Thanks for the calming vibes and support! 4w
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Sneaking in a little reading while my guys play arcades and jump on the trampoline with the hubs.

Cubanmommy95 Sounds like a good Saturday 😊 1mo
Tera66 Great picture! 1mo
marleed This book is next to read in my queue- can‘t wait! 1mo
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Currently reading and thoroughly enjoying. So tempted to skip to the end just to figure out what happened!! 😬

BiblioLitten I just finished reading this last night. Quite a quirky read! 💙 1mo
Henrik_Madsen Cool cover! 1mo
AnnHeitman I was about to bought it yesterday...but at the end I decided not to!!!!?😭 1mo
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Started this after bailing on The Library book. I feel like I‘m in for a wild ride 🤪 and I‘m here for it.

SW-T Carriger‘s books are entertaining 😊 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🎧2019.04.18. I enjoyed this middle read about banned books.

ravenlee I just checked this out yesterday! 1mo
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Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Been looking forward to this book but it took me less than a minute to bail. I can‘t listen to the author‘s voice. 🙉🤦🏾‍♀️ Off to reserve a print copy. #bailed #narrationmatters #nope

Megabooks Ooo! Glad I went print with this! It‘s a good book. Authors reading their books can go either way. 1mo
Kaila-ann Glad I got a print copy. I‘m about 3/4 of the way through and it‘s pretty fascinating. 1mo
Bookish.SAM Oh no!!! The narrator totally makes (or breaks!) a book for me. Especially frustrating when it‘s a book you‘re really looking forward to... I feel for ya 😕 (edited) 1mo
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lele1432 Lol! A bad narrator can really ruin your reading experience! I have a physical copy but have yet to dive in. 1mo
SW-T Narrators make all the difference on audiobooks! 1mo
Chelleo Yeah, bummer but I have no patience for a bad narrator. @Megabooks @Kaila-ann @bookish.sam @lele1432 @SW-T 1mo
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Kingdom of Ohio | Matthew Flaming
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Hello #BuckeyeLittens! Time for another #OhioMeetup at the #OhioanaBookFestival. Let‘s meet at the Carnegie Cafe on the 1st floor of the Main Library (https://www.columbuslibrary.org/locations/Main%20Library) at 9:30 am. #litsyhappenings #litsymeetups #meetups

Smangela I was SO hoping I could go this year but we have a last minute wedding that weekend 😫😫😫 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid Okay let me juggle some things and see if I can make it. @Klowman78 will probably be with me if I can work it out. 😉💕 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Maybe I can get @skaiareads to come with us as well 1mo
Chelleo @TheReadingMermaid The more the merrier! 1mo
Chelleo @Smangela Awww...ok, well, hopefully 2020 is our year! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I still have the sign from last year. I plan to be there. 😄 1mo
Chelleo @Reviewsbylola Cool! Bring the sign if you can (you‘re welcome to keep it). Looking forward to seeing you! 1mo
GondorGirl I'm stuck working a show in DC that weekend, but I can't wait to see the pictures! 1mo
Pamwurtzler @kitty_reads & I have a wedding that weekend, so we can‘t be there. Let‘s see some pictures! 1mo
Mdargusch I might be out of town that weekend but if not, I will be there! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I will definitely bring it! 1mo
cobwebmoth We're planning on being there. We really enjoyed it last year.☺ 1mo
TK421 I think that @flying_monkeys is in Ohio as well. 1mo
Mdargusch @rretzler you should come to this! 1mo
rretzler @Mdargusch I would love to - unfortunately, I‘ll be at my younger son‘s soccer tournament all weekend. 😕 @Chelleo Could you put me on your OH list? I live in Dublin (Columbus) 1mo
Chelleo @rretzler done! Sorry we‘ll miss you 1mo
Mdargusch Too bad @rretzler but I‘m sure that will be an exciting weekend for you! 1mo
cobwebmoth Should we bring anything with us? 1mo
Chelleo @cobwebmoth I debated doing some sort of swap but opted not to do one this time. If people are eager to do one, I‘m totally open to it. Did you have something in mind? 1mo
cobwebmoth Nothing in particular, I just didn't want to show up empty handed if I was supposed to bring a book/gift. 😊 1mo
Chelleo @cobwebmoth Ok then, you‘re all set! 😂 I‘ll actually have my littles in tow so having one less thing to manage would be helpful! This will be their first book festival. 1mo
RavenLovelyReads Can‘t wait to meet Ohio Littens! @rretzler - we‘re practically neighbors! I‘m in Powell! 1mo
rretzler @RavenLovelyReads Cool! I wish I could be there to meet everyone this weekend. Perhaps we can do our own Columbus area meetup sometime. 1mo
RavenLovelyReads @rretzler that‘s a great idea! 💡 1mo
Chelleo @Reviewsbylola @cobwebmoth @RavenLovelyReads @TK421 Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! I'll have my littles in tow :) 1mo
RavenLovelyReads I might miss you all- i can‘t get there until 10:30 😕 1mo
Reviewsbylola @mdargusch and I will be there. Can‘t wait! ☺️ 1mo
Chelleo @RavenLovelyReads We‘ll likely still be there. Just comment here when you get there. 1mo
Reviewsbylola We‘re running a little late but we‘ll be there!! 4w
Chelleo About 10 minutes out 4w
cobwebmoth We're here.☺ 4w
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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019.04.11
A cute, geeky retelling of Cinderella. One of those instanceS where I felt that a POC character was written into the story but given little development or context. It felt lazy...considering how many details went into the faux fandom that the story was built on. That said, it still managed to be a fun read.

KathyWheeler This was a book I bailed on; I think the problem may have been my mood at the time though. I‘ll have to give it a second chance. 1mo
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Thanks for the sweet Easter card, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego !! You motivated me to clear out all of our Christmas cards from the wall organizer 😂🤦🏾‍♀️

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📕2019.04.05. The pic is a few days old (I treated myself to lunch at PF Chang‘s). I‘m so sad to see this series come to an end. A great series overall with multiple plot lines that held their own (and adequately wrapped up in the end). This will become a gifting favorite because I want everyone to read it!

AlaMich I love P. F. Chang‘s!!! 2mo
Annl My daughter was in Singapore a couple of days ago. She said some of the movie was filmed there and that it so beautiful and so clean. I have only read the first book but I loved it! I also love all the success the books and movies are having! 2mo
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I told myself....”you have a ton of unread books at home”, “you have a ton of stuff to do today and don‘t have time” .... my car made the turn and took me to the Friends Book Warehouse (totally out of my control). At least I restrained myself and only bought these 3 books for only $7. #winning #NoWillPower #INeedAMeeting #BookloversAnonymous #IMayHaveAProblem #HelloMyNameIsChelleo #ButImALibrarian #ThisIsTotallyProfessional

Pricel101 😆 Excellent haul!! 2mo
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BarbaraJean Great picks! And you‘re not alone—I had the same experience last Saturday except it was my feet instead of the car. I suddenly found myself in the Friends of the Library shop across the street from where my car was parked! Good thing my feet took me to the bookshop and not into traffic. 😂 2mo
IamIamIam Clearly your inner Mr. Hyde took over and you woke up in a strange parking lot with books in your car. I'll vouch that you had no control of your body while this was going on. 🤘 2mo
Fridameetslucy After (or before - whichever you fancy) watch the film Smoke Signals. His latest is a memoir and I think one of the only books that a son looks deeply at the maternal wounds of his childhood 2mo
Reviewsbylola Lillian Boxfish is fabulous! 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019.04.05. I enjoyed this book but not as much as the first book in the series. The #audiobook experience was lacking because the narrator had a pretty bad Scottish accent (it came off as more African than Scottish). Her internal struggle was hard to deal with but I get that it helped move the story along. #pocauthor #readdiversebooks #romantsy

JamieArc I just started listening to A Princess in Theory today. I‘m not much of a romance reader, but I‘m really liking the main character so far (the female one). 2mo
Verity I loved the book, I just wish she‘d picked any other dukedom. Because Edinburgh is Prince Philip (aka Elizabeth II‘s husband) and I just couldn‘t get past it! 2mo
Chelleo @Verity Interesting! I bet that would be distracting. 2mo
HOTPock3tt I loved this one! ♥️ 2mo
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Melvin the Mouth | Katherine Blanc, Jeffrey Ebbeler
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Author/illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler of the tagged book was a guest author at my son‘s school. We purchased a copy and he signed this autographed doodle to the boys. Such a fun little book too. #boysreadtoo #kidsoflitsy #brilliantblackboy #blackboyjoy

Leftcoastzen That‘s so neat. what a cute kid ! He‘s adorable. 2mo
AmyG He‘s so cute! And what a neat way to sign the book. 2mo
MoonWitch94 Awwww so great! He‘s adorable, btw 2mo
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BookNAround That‘s too cute and your son is even cuter. 2mo
Tamra How adorable! 2mo
AlaMich Oh dear, so stinkin‘ cute!! 2mo
merelybookish Cutie!! 2mo
TNbookworm Love💕 2mo
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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧📕2019.03.31 Overall a good read. The main character was a bit annoying. LOTS of details & inner dialogue slowed the pace. The villain was most enjoyable bc she was so unnerving & unpredictable. The world-building was nice...would make for an interesting on-screen adaptation. I want to know what happens in book 2 but not sure I wouldn‘t just skip to the middle to see how things ends up.

Thanks @Endowarrior21 for this #BHMSwap book.

Endowarrior21 Your welcome 2mo
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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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I have the house to myself and am listening to my audiobook via my Google Home speaker. Belles is such an interesting story. Not sure I like any of the characters and this extreme take on beauty is wild. Still reading RPP which is slow going because of my schedule but I am enjoying it knowing it‘s the last book of the series.

LibrarianRyan Belles was interesting. I agree with you and even when I got the end I was okay. But I do want to know what happens next so I bought book 2. 2mo
hannahx I'm reading China Rich Girlfriend when I need a break from The Castle. I find the series to be the perfect mindless entertainment. Kind of like reading trashy real housewives TV. 2mo
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Saturday morning reading while my guys are getting haircuts and my mister is chopping it up with the barbers. #boymom

Bookcation74 Great picture! 2mo
Lcsmcat I love that effect on your photo. It makes it look like a painting. 2mo
AlaMich Aww!😊 2mo
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AutumnRLS Great trilogy! I just finished the third one last month. Such a fun read! 2mo
Chelleo @Bookcation74 @Lcsmcat @AlaMich Thanks, it‘s the Prisma app. 2mo
Chelleo @AutumnRLS Agreed. It‘s taking me forever to read it because I can normally only manage to get a few pages in at a time but I‘m savoring it! 2mo
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Enjoying a little reading in bed. #pocauthor #readdiversebooks #ownvoices

NeedsMoreBooks Love the mug. Where did you buy it from? 2mo
Chelleo @NeedsMoreBooks IKR?!? It‘s a fave. It was a gift from @teebe part of the #muglove swap 2mo
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I really enjoyed this romance. It was a nice change of pace. Feels a bit like a Wakandan Princess Diaries. Her ongoing diagnosis of a fuckboy throughout the story was pretty funny.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2019-03-22 🎧 ✊🏾 #blitsy #blacklitsy #pocauthor #diversebooks #ownvoices

swishandflick "Wakandan Princess Diaries"... Stacked!! Lol 2mo
Angela_TheBookNerdess "Wakandan Princess Diaries" hahaha I was reading this and totally getting thise vibes. I need to go back and finish it. I was enjoying it quite a bit. I have no idea why I stopped. 1mo
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I don't normally do weekday events but I'm going to make this happen! And how did I miss that she's a Cincinnati native??!!??

https://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2019/nnediokorafor.html

Pamwurtzler I had no idea either until I got that email! 2mo
Chelleo @Pamwurtzler Looks like she was born here but lived in Illinois at least from high school on...not sure exactly how long she lived in Cincinnati 2mo
VanChocStrawberry I may need to make a trip across state lines for this one! I‘m guessing it will be Uber crowded! 2mo
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RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 2mo
SphinxFeathers Oh no! Of course I find this out after moving away! 2mo
Karkar Ah! I need to go to this!!! 2mo
Karkar @Pamwurtzler you going? 2mo
MarriedtoMrT I work for the library and I saw she was coming but I *also* somehow missed she was a Cincinnati native. How cool! 2mo
Chelleo @VanChocStrawberry Yasss! Let us know if you do. I already purchased tix for me and @LeshaMac 2mo
LeshaMac I can't wait! 💜 2mo
Jess7 I wish I could! Thanks for the invite — work has been insane lately! 2mo
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So many items on hold but nothing is available yet...I can't wait 😫😫

RebL They will come all at once on a weekend you have to work. 2mo
Chelleo @RebL I know!!! 😫😂 2mo
irre Does your library have Hoopla? I know A Princess in Theory is available there and you don‘t have to wait. 2mo
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Chelleo @irre for the win!!!! 🏆 I don‘t usually use Hoopla so I didn‘t think to check there! Thanks, downloaded and ready to go! 2mo
irre Awesome!! 2mo
Crazeedi I keep forgetting about hoopla!! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 2019.03.15 - I really like this series! Talk about a great career guide too 😂

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Untitled | Unknown
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Hey #OhioLittens ... The #OhianaBookFestival is taking place next month. Seems like a prime opportunity for an #OhioMeetup

I‘m trying to sort out my schedule (it‘s also my son‘s birthday weekend) so it would be a huge help to have someone else be able to help with planning in case I can‘t swing it. Any of our Columbus friends available to scout out a meeting place nearby?

#LitsyMeetups #litsyhappenings

Reviewsbylola The library itself may be a good place to meet up, depending on how many people are going. There‘s a cafe with a seating area. 2mo
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Chelleo @Reviewsbylola Perfect! Thanks for the intel! I love a library with a cafe :) 2mo
Chelleo @Reviewsbylola They have a store too!?! Bookmarking this here: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/locations/Main%20Library 2mo
GondorGirl I have to work a show in DC that weekend, so I won't be able to come this year. :( 2mo
Reviewsbylola Yes, they do have a store. It‘s pretty small. 2mo
Reviewsbylola We‘ll miss you!! @GondorGirl 2mo
Karkar @Pamwurtzler want to go? 2mo
Pamwurtzler @Karkar I would except I have a wedding that day! 2mo
Chelleo @gondorgirl @pamwurtzler You‘ll be missed 😞 2mo
RavenLovelyReads I‘m late to this- sorry! Life‘s been crazy...did I miss the meetup info? I‘m sorry I couldn‘t reply sooner 🤓 1mo
Chelleo @RavenLovelyReads You‘re good! I haven‘t posted an update but will do that later today! 1mo
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Ok, I‘m slightly obsessed with this series. Within an hour of finishing book 2 at the dentist‘s office, I stopped by the store to pick up book 3 on my way home! I‘m not sure I‘m ready for the series to be over 😱

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧📖2019.03.11

C.Perone One of the most fun series I've read! 2mo
corisparks I totally want to read these!!! 2mo
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Your Alien | Tammi Sauer
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I told them to pick out two books. We went home with 10. 🤦🏾‍♀️ #kidsoflitsy #boysreadtoo #blackboyjoy #brilliantblackboy #raiseareader #librarianmom #mymomsalibrarian

candority Adorable! (And it‘s not a bad problem to have 😊) 2mo
Soubhiville So cute! 2mo
Cortg Excellent! 🙌🏼 2mo
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Shvonne Complete opposite of a problem. 2mo
AlaMich It sounds to me like you inadvertently did some reverse psychology on them! 😆 2mo
WhatDeeReads This is that thing mothers do where they complain about the thing that their children got from them. 👀 2mo
Texreader 🤣 I think @AlaMich called that one! 2mo
ProfReader I love it!!!! 2mo
Tamra 🤗 2mo
gradcat Such a good-looking little guy there...very precious picture! 😊 2mo
ravenlee The best problem to have! I‘m always staggering out of the library when the “just three” becomes at least ten. Library books multiply like rabbits. 2mo
RaimeyGallant Haha. Loving the new profile pic. 2mo
BookwormM What were you thinking with a 2 book limit that‘s just mean 🤣🤣 2mo
ShyBookOwl My kinda kids 👍great pic! 2mo
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