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Christyco125

Christyco125

Joined February 2017

Challenges: #Pantone2022 & #Booked2022 | Reading goal: 50 | Tracking: #2022ReadingBracket
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Crowded, Volume 3 | Christopher Sebela
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Loved this series, too bad it‘s over. I like that Charlie learned to be honest. However, I really don‘t agree with the final coupling.

TracyReadsBooks Loved this comic and would have loved to get more of it! (edited) 5d
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Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence | David Samuel Levinson
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Ok, so I started this thinking it would be a murder mystery. Husband died in a mysterious way, did the wife do it?

While their was murder and almost murder as well as some mystery, they weren‘t all wrapped together. So I‘m still counting this towards the Murder Mystery prompt for #Booked2022 since it had all the elements.

#Pantone2022 #SudanBrown

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Bailedbailed

I tried for a few weeks but in the end I gave in. I made about 50% and realized I had a completely different expectation of the book that it just wasn‘t meeting. So I‘ll need to go back to drawing board for the #Booked2022 Nautical Adventure prompt.

Cinfhen Ugh. Sorry it didn‘t work 😓u can still count it towards your challenge 6d
Christyco125 @Cinfhen Thanks. I‘m a completer so DNF are extra hard. 5d
Cinfhen I hear you!! 5d
Smarkies I bailed on my nautical book as well. I think I have a new one picked out. 2d
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Letters | John Barth
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I‘m all caught up with April‘s letters. 🥳 Now, I just need to reply to the ones from May. 🤨

#LitsyLove

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This book has left me without words. I‘m afraid even a little will give away too much so I‘ll add more in the comments👇. But know that this is way beyond just a horror story. I highly recommend going in blind.
#IRLbookclub

Christyco125 Wow! The last few chapters blew me away. At first, I was like I get what‘s going on with Lauren and then wham! That was totally wrong. In the end this is such a heartbreaking story of survival told in horror story format. But in the end that‘s what abuse really is, a horror. 2w
TrishB I loved it too- but agree you have to know nothing when you start! 2w
EKonrad I‘m still obsessed with this book, months after reading it! So good! ❤️ 2w
Christyco125 @trishb @EKonrad Book club definitely picked a winner. 1w
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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I am not a fan of epistolary novels, but I really enjoyed this book. It could have been all of the scheming and scandals. Glad I joined in the #Pemberlittens read along.

P.S. @sprainedbrain I watched the Prime movie you posted. Sir James - He comes across as even more unaware than in the book. 😳

sprainedbrain Oh my! Did you like the movie? I still need to watch. 2w
Christyco125 @sprainedbrain I didn‘t hate it. They gave it an extended ending which ties up all the loose ends. I did enjoy some of the over the top buffoonery though. 2w
sprainedbrain Lol. Didn‘t hate it works for me! 2w
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This is a tragic immigrant story but also about how well can you really know another person. There‘s a little mystery, some romance, and some introspection.

#Booked2022 - Author born in Africa
#Pantone2022 - #SpunSugar

Cinfhen I enjoyed this book too!! Great choice 😁 2w
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Thanks for the tag @bthegood

🌟Yes, if I stay up late reading
🌟Cormoran Strike novels and Emma - I have an almost annual reread of them all
🌟Getting through the month with work. I‘m on a countdown to the end but I don‘t want short timers to creep in before I‘m done.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for the great post 👍🏼 3w
bthegood Thx for sharing😊 3w
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Wrapping up my #AprilStats a little late. But I‘m keeping up with my #goals so far.

Happy May reading everyone.

#wrapup

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I needed this today. I have made a change in my work life to help with my home life. It is a scary thought to move on and try something different when I loved what I had so much.

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m not good with change either! I hope you end up loving it! ❤️ 3w
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Badasstronauts | Grady Hendrix
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This Grady Hendrix novella was freaking hilarious. It‘s like the “Astronaut Farmer” but with more beer and less dental hygiene. I laughed out loud so many times during the #audio. 🤣🤣🤣

bthegood Thx for the review - I always like to have at least one audiobook going for the car - this is on my TBR - 🙂 1mo
Christyco125 @bthegood the narrator does a pretty good job of keeping the characters separated but some of his accents do blend towards the end 4w
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Woohoo - I‘m growing! I‘ve read 2 non-fiction so far this year. And they were both not yawn inducing drudgery. This audiobook was good mix of personal bio and crime thriller. As a narrator, the author was pretty good but had some issues with pronunciation. Written by a journalist ☑️ #Booked2022

Cinfhen Yay!!! Congrats for expanding your reading!!! So glad it was a good read 🤓 1mo
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The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no has yet forgotten.

#FirstLineFridays

Taking on a classic to knock one of the #Booked2022 prompts out.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Grady Hendrix is becoming one of my “must buy” authors. His slightly funny and campy horror stories always get me hooked. I started this one in the morning and finished it before bed.

Also, another #Pantone2022 color in the books, #CaramelCafe

Jgacreations One of my favorites 1mo
lirahlu OMG! Love Grafy Hendrix! Horrorstor is my favorite. The physical book had the best layout. It legit feels like an Ikea catalog. 1mo
DGRachel I don‘t think I‘ll ever be able to set foot in an IKEA ever again after reading this. #traumatized 🤣🤣 1mo
Breanne1 A favorite, must buy author of mine as well! 1mo
Clwojick Agreed! I loved this one and The Southern Book Clubs Guide to Slaying Vampires ❤️ 1mo
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I‘m not sure what it says about me when I say enjoyed a book about death. The author made this highly unlikable subject easy to read and provided some real insight into your corporeal options. It also knocked off another color, #Amazon , for #Pantone2022.

Clwojick Way to go! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @erzascarletbookgasm Happy 🐪 day!

#ThinkPositiveBePositive
Share a positive post and tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Vacation read finished!

Not bad, a very light pick. Somewhat mystery and a bit of found family in the end.

I also got to knock a few #Pantone2022 colors as well: #Basil #Tapioca #LodenFrost

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The Bookshelf Thomasville | Thomasville, GA (Bookstore)
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The best part of the trip was stopping by The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA. I‘ve listened to their podcast “From the Front Porch” off and on and it was great to see it in person. Great staff and selection if you ever get this way.

LeslieO What fun! 1mo
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Running a bit behind on letters. So I‘m sending some #LitsyLove from the southern-most point on our family‘s grand tour of Florida. #snailmail

DinoMom Nice I wish I was in florida today —- it cold here today . 2mo
LKK526 @Moonprismpower I live in So Fla. If it‘s any consolation it‘s rained pretty much all week. The good news is it‘s warm 2mo
LKK526 @Moonprismpower @dinomomin I live in So Fla. If it‘s any consolation it‘s rained pretty much all week. The good news is it‘s warm 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 📝📫💌 1mo
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Small steps have big impacts.
#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Share a positive post 📝 Tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚Tag some friends ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this ❤️ 2mo
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The Summer We Forgot | Caroline George
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I picked this book simply to knock out another #Pantine2022 color, #GossamerPink. While I think I did well on that match, this YA murder mystery wasn‘t really match for me. The story is a bit tedious and fraught with teenage insecurities.

Also, finishes my #Booked2022 Make Your Own Prompt - Choose a book by its cover.

Cinfhen It‘s a PERFECT match!!! 2mo
Clwojick Wow! The colour match is great! Sorry it was a flop though! 2mo
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I‘ve been doing a read along of this but I couldn‘t stay at the 2 chapter a day pace. (Discovered an unknown #readinghabit) The first half of the book includes some of the P&P story from Mary‘s perspective and details after that gives her character more depth. It is was hard in many places because it was so sad at the beginning but like an Austen novel this heroine gets a satisfying end as well.

#Pantone2022 #AutumnBlonde #Midnight

Clwojick Wow! Those are near perfect matches! Awesome! 2mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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While this wasn‘t completed by Jane Austen, the author who did made a fantastic effort to provide this with Austenesque ending. Bravo “Another Lady”! This also helped close out another #Pantone2022 color prompt. #SnowWhite.

sprainedbrain Yay! 🙌🏼 2mo
Clwojick Great job! 💖 2mo
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I‘m trying to start the day on a positive note. #ThinkPositiveBePositive

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true, but so hard sometimes! 2mo
bthegood Needed this today - thank you - 🙂 2mo
Christyco125 @bthegood I‘m glad it was of help. I needed those words desperately on Friday. 2mo
BooknerdsLife Love this! Thank you for sharing this 💗🙌 2mo
Suet624 I had to take a screenshot of this. So simple and yet so necessary. 2mo
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Bailedbailed

I was reading this for IRL book club. I just can‘t make myself keep going. The audio narrator was fine but this is just not that interesting to me right now.

#audio #christyread #2022book13

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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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Welcome to Litsy @Caitlin89 I‘m so glad you joined! There are so many fun things to do: readathons, buddy reads, photo challenges, book clubs, and just plain ol‘ nerding out on books.

Besides following fabulous me, here are a few hashtags and other Littens to check out:
#Litsytips
#LitsyHowTo
#Pemberlittens
#LitsyLove

sprainedbrain Yay! Welcome @Caitlin89 🥳 2mo
Kappadeemom Welcome!! 2mo
StayCurious Welcome!! We‘re awesome 😎 and glad to have you! 2mo
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Jas16 Welcome @Caitlin89 2mo
Cinfhen Welcome to Litsy @Caitlin89 you‘ve landed in a great place 💕 2mo
Cinfhen And thanks for the shoutout @Christyco125 😁 2mo
LibrarianRyan Ello@caitlin89. Welcome 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag, and welcome @Caitlin89 🤗 (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag 🏷 ❤️ Welcome to Litsy @Caitlin89 ❤️📚 2mo
Caitlin89 @Christyco125 @sprainedbrain @Kappadeemom @StayCurious @Jas16 @Kdgordon88 @bthegood @Cinfhen @LibrarianRyan @Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I'm a big Goodreads and Instagram user and it's taking me a minute to figure Litsy out! Haha! Looking forward for getting a feel for the app and the vibrant community here! 2mo
LibrarianRyan ello and welcome @caitlin89 2mo
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Princess Diaries | Meg Cabot
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There are quite few “Are you there God? It‘s me Margaret.” moments with a “Clueless” feel. Not terribly deep but endearing.

Not my best color match for #Pantone2022 but close. Also completed my #Booked2022 prompt about a royal.
#innuendo #christyread

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Thanks for the tag @Kdgordon88
1. The House in the Cerulean Sea 🌊

2. I‘m lurker with post-like tendencies 👀

#twosomethurs

AmandaBlaze Thanks for playing! I want to read that one soon. 2mo
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What the hubs sends you when he looks at the statement 💳 and sees what you‘ve spent at Barnes & Noble, BOTM, and Amazon in the last week. 📚

AmandaBlaze I have over 50 books checked out from the library. Keep saying, “At least it's not crack.“ 2mo
Christyco125 @AmandaBlaze 😂😂😂 2mo
EvieBee LOL! Yaaas! 2mo
EvieBee @AmandaBlaze I‘m on my way there, too! The library staff say that that‘s nothing! Their stacks are even larger. 2mo
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📖 I‘m reading Sanditon with the #Pemberlittens but I also read a Jane Austen book every year.

📖 I‘m looking forward to reading the tagged book for a prompt for #Booked2022

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Want to play:

TheSpineView Good choice for #Booked2022. Thanks for playing! 2mo
rwmg It depends on your definition of classic, I suppose. I'm going to say Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Sign of the Four“.

For one I would like to read, I am going to choose “The Adventures of Roderick Random“ by Tobias Smollett.

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Christyco125 I like the sound of Roderick Random. I‘m going to have to look that one up @rwmg 2mo
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I‘ve got mail!!! @LibrarianRyan you‘re wonderful watercolor came in. So cute! #VCS. I also received my first set of #LitsyLove mail. Great way to start off my week. Thank you all.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy it arrived!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
LibrarianRyan I can not believe my cards are still arriving. 3mo
corireadslife Yayyy ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Such a sweet and lovely story. Found family, awesome kiddos, and cute love story vibes. Talia the gnome was my favorite. 🌱🪴🕳 A great lighter read after the seriousness of “What Storm.” Also, the #audio narrator was excellent and made it even harder to stop listening.

#Pantone2022 #Cascade
#christyread #2022book11

Suzze I avoided this for so long, as I didn‘t think I‘d like it. Boy was I wrong, 5⭐️! 3mo
Nutmegnc I LOVED the audio!! Especially Percy!! 3mo
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What Storm, What Thunder | Myriam J. A. Chancy
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This was a difficult book to read, not because I wasn‘t pulled in but because the realism of the writing. This is a multi-POV fictional accounts of the Haitian earthquake of 2010 and aftermath. Profound, emotional, and book hangover worthy.

#Booked2022 - Weather term in title
#Pantone2022 #FragileSprout #Daffodil
#christyread #2022book10

Cinfhen This is on my TBR for this week!!! Love your Pantone matches!!!! 3mo
Clwojick Great matches! 3mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs

1. I like to mix it up with both single and mult-POV
2. No. Unfortunately, I‘m a single language reader.
3. I lean more towards mood if I don‘t have a challenge. Challenge reading is by the list, top to bottom.

#WondorousWednesday

Wanna play?

Eggs #3 - that‘s awesome 👏🏻 3mo
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Death of a Red Heroine | Qiu Xiaolong
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Another month down on my #2022readingbracket Death of a Red Heroine was a tough but enjoyable read. I‘m glad I toughed it out.

For the overall 2 month winner, I had to go with The Girls. It was a much quicker and interesting story to me.

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My #Feburarystats are little lean on pages but I‘m making progress on my challenges. #Goals March should be a better month since I‘m a 1/3 of the way through 2 books and joining 2 #PemberLittens read alongs.

Happy March reading everyone. 📖

#wrapup

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Finally hit the BFF status so grabbing a new library bag. Since I can‘t resist a true-crime podcast, the tagged book seemed a natural pick. I also picked up a couple of extra add-ons this month. I just finished Inventing Anna and the #BOTM version of My Friend Anna was less than Amazon so I thought why not. Then, Cartographers looked interesting also. It‘s going to be a full box this month.

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Overall it was quite enjoyable but there were places in the book that I had to push through. It was a little spy, a little romance, some coming of age (or conquering her childhood?) for a grown woman, and a lot of found family. I think what put me off was how Yolanda seemed so immature for her age. Maybe I‘m just jaded? 🤷‍♀️

#Booked2022 - From a Black-centric imprint (Dafina)
#Pantone2022 #Popcorn
#christyread #2022book9

Clwojick Wow, perfect colour match for this one!! ☺️👀 3mo
Christyco125 @Clwojick I got really lucky there. It‘s been one of the colors I‘ve struggled with to find a match. 3mo
Cinfhen Great color match and I always enjoy an honest insightful review 💚well done 😁 (edited) 3mo
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I found a new perk of living in the south. You can enjoy your winter lunch time read outside without fear of frostbite. Who knew?

#ebook #ReadingInGA

Elizabeth2 This looks so inviting! As I sit here and listen to the sleet out my window. BRRR! (And it hit 70 degrees yesterday - such is a MD winter.) Enjoy your warmth! 3mo
Christyco125 @Elizabeth2 I was living in CO this time last year and it was also riding the roller coaster of temps so I feel you. I‘ll send warm thoughts your way. ☀️🕶🌴 3mo
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This is a soft pick for me. The story revolves around 2 missing girls and estranged friends. The disappearances are resolved as expected. However, despite the predictably, it was a good story.

The #audio narrator was excellent. He gave each character a distinct voice.

#Booked2022 Repeated title
#Pantone2022 #PerfectlyPale #GlacierLake
#christyread #2022book8

Cinfhen Those two colors are stunning together!! Pretty much my ideal palette!!! Screen shot for the Pantones 😍also I thought this book was good but I had expected/ wanted just a little bit more🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Perfect for those colors and prompts. 3mo
Clwojick Such a pretty cover! 3mo
Christyco125 @Cinfhen @Clwojick - I‘m thinking this pairing of colors may make it into one of my unpainted rooms. #coverinspiration (edited) 3mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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They keep trickling in. I ❤️ it. Such a welcomed surprise in the mailbox.

#VCS #ValentineCardSwap

Avanders 💖💖 3mo
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Death of a Red Heroine | Qiu Xiaolong
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Okay, this one took some doing but I finished. ☑️ I had some difficulties with how rigid the language was, however, it makes some sense in the context of the story. Then there were sooo many random poems, couplets, and stanzas littered through out. I added my favorite to the image. #Booked2022 Set in China; #poetrymatters

Cinfhen Well done for sticking with a tougher read 🙌🏻and so glad it ultimately paid off ♥️ 3mo
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A few more cards made it to my mailbox for #ValentineCardSwap. This was so much fun. Thanks @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
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I Received some lovely cards for the #ValentineCardSwap. They truly brightened my day to open them. Thank you. 💖

#vcs

Chrissyreadit 😍 3mo
robinb XOXO 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
Ddzmini Love it 🥰 3mo
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Death of a Red Heroine | Qiu Xiaolong
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Still plugging away at the tagged book. It‘s gotten interesting and the random shout outs Chinese poetry to help the story along keep it from being boring.

I‘m also reading Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter on #audio.

#weekendreading

Andrew65 Hope you have a good weekend of reading. 3mo
Bookworm54 Oh I loved Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter ☺️ 3mo
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A Good Marriage | Kimberly McCreight
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Can you believe this beauty has been lying around for a week waiting to be opened? For shame!!
#BOTM

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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A lovely cover image for this audiobook. And Rosamund Pike was a surprisingly excellent narrator. This definitely is one of my favorite versions.

#Pantone2022 #Bubblegum #OrchidBloom #christyread #2022Book6 #audio

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A Bundle of Valentines! | Kate Hoffmann
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Cards are in the mail today. 📪 But I forgot to take a picture. 🤦‍♀️ I‘m hoping the international people receive theirs in time. Snail mail is slow but sometimes it‘s been kind of ridiculously so around here.

#VCS #ValentineCardSwap

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 3mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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“That she should have walked three miles so early in the day, in such dirty weather, and by herself, was almost incredible to Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley; and Elizabeth was convinced that they held her in contempt for it.”

Taking a note from Elizabeth Bennet and doing a bit #audiowalking this morning, myself.

Bookwormjillk 👏 3mo
DivineDiana I am always inspired by the amount of walking a Jane Austen character walks! And without sneakers! 😂 3mo
Christyco125 @DivineDiana True but also some of “You went for a walk, outrageous!” reactions to walking floor me. 3mo
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