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Crystalblu

Crystalblu

Joined May 2016

I am just a girl, sitting in front of a book, wanting to be left alone ;)
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It | Stephen King
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We serve Everyone at the library! 🤡😜😬
Hi there Litsy! It has been a bit, but I still love you 💜
Are there any Halloween themed swaps that I could jump in on? Feeling spooky and wanting to put together a fun box for someone 😜🎃😈☠️

LibrarianRyan Usually there is a ton, but so far only 2 and they have already sent out matches. maybe once September starts. 3w
MaleficentBookDragon I'll be doing my #AllHallowsReadSwap again this year. I'll start putting it together after this weekend. 3w
Crystalblu Awesom @MaleficentBookDragon ! I‘ll keep my eyes peeled 😜 3w
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What!!! So excited to have this.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
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I think I‘ll hangout here while I have my first cup of coffee 😜😂

Zelma Nice! I started my morning at NASA session and making paper rockets. Now the never ending coffee line. ☕️ 3mo
Crystalblu @Zelma I feel ya! 3mo
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Euphoria | Lily King
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Maui bound!

Writeme Have fun! 5mo
UwannaPublishme Yay for you! 5mo
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Bodies from the Library: Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age | Agatha Christie, A. A. Milne, Georgette Heyer, Christianna Brand, Nicholas Blake
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Guess who is going to ALA DC! Anyone else going? This is my first conference, any suggestions or tips? Thanks all.

Samplergal Make sure you get a couple days to do museums. The Holocaust Museum is a must. The Newseum is pretty great and try to do a couple of the Smithsonian museums. Capital Hill area has a used book store that is wild, and Eastern Market next to it is a great place to get a real Maryland crab cake. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy to see you back on Litsy 💞💞 5mo
Crystalblu Awe, thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜 5mo
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A lego type of evening 💜

Darklunarose That‘s the tiniest Niffler I have ever seen 😍 5mo
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Why Art? | Eleanor Davis
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An absolutely delightful little book 💜 The art, the prose and the message 💜💜

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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In the beginning I laughed out loud a lot! Then there was the middle, a bit of a slog. But, the rap up was great fun! And, the narration was fantastic!!!

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Pickpick

Our Nevada county reads book for next year. A very touching little book. I must have looked like a crazy person while reading it in the break room 😜

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I finally pulled off a literary costume!!!

hermyknee 😍 11mo
RavenLovelyReads Love it!! 😍 11mo
kspenmoll Fantastic! 🎃 11mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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I am going to be a bit sad to take down our Halloween display 😪

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg don't!!! It's gorgeous!! 11mo
Crystalblu Awe! Thanks @Jee_HookedOnBookz ! I was a fun one! 11mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Thank you @monkeygirlsmama you are incredibly sweet!!! 😋🎃🎃🎃☠️

monkeygirlsmama Yay, I‘m so happy it arrived! I hope it wasn‘t totally lame. LoL 11mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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Day 2! My favorite, The Shining! Don‘t worry I will only post the literary ones 😉

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It | Stephen King
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I didn‘t catch the title in time, but here is our kick off of our 13 days to Halloween! IT!

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Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts | Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose
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Wicked ghost stories and soon to be tried recipes, what is there for me not to like?! Anthony always intrigued me and these stories further that intrigue. Probably not for everyone, but definitely for me.

mydearwatson That last dedication 😢... 11mo
Crystalblu @mydearwatson Right 😭 11mo
theresidentromantic Aaaannndddd now I'm crying at work. 💖 Thanks for sharing it! 11mo
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I didn‘t love how it ended, but I thought it was fun. My husband liked me doing voices;)

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Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Listening to this book was like listening to a friend rant. Sometimes agreed with her and sometimes I rolled my eyes at her😜 But, regardless I love her! To me she will always be royalty!

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Hey my friends,
Are there any Halloween themed swaps still open? I haven‘t been around a lot lately and feel I may have missed out 😬

Crystalblu @scripturient that looks perfect! 12mo
scripturient @Crystalblu I just signed up as well. Simply couldn‘t resist. :) 12mo
Chrissyreadit The struggle is real! I just can‘t decide because horror can go in so many directions. 12mo
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What a delightful little read for the first day that felt like fall! I was sucked in from the first sentence.

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I loved this trilogy! I did feel like there was a bit of an information dump to it but I still love Hoa. The rap up was too quick for me, I always want more. Overall I am satisfied. Also, I may have finished it while ‘working ‘ 🤫

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We can all relate.

mrozzz 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 13mo
Texreader Yep 13mo
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The Devil You Know | Mike Carey
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1. Always chai!
2. Fireplace, it is way to dangerous to have bonfires in California anymore.
3. Shepherds pie? Sweets are not really my thing.
4. I love the creatures of the night!
5. Both are great, but I‘m an Addams!
6. Oh come on 😂😜
7. All Halloween all the time! I actually go shopping around Halloween every year just for stuff for the house!
#allthefall

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Oops I did it again! I love getting cookbooks from the library. Every time a patron checks out a good looking one I put it on hold for myself!

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Joe Hill's The Cape: 1969 | Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella
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Bloody revenge story. Great art! You can tell it is a set up for Cape, which I cannot wait to read, and I am totally okay with that! I really enjoyed reading this on Hoopla! Definitely added to the experience.

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A silly little story with lovely art!

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I enjoyed Eleanor so much! I did expect it to get darker,but that is most likely due to other books I‘ve recently read with 'bad mummies'. I felt for her the whole time. The red sweater 😓

ApoptyGina69 It‘s sitting right here! I‘ll push it up the #TBR. 14mo
Crystalblu @ApoptyGina69 I‘m super interested in hearing your thoughts. Maybe over some Rosè? 14mo
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Beautiful Darkness | Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascot
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Beautiful art and a intriguing dark tale! Perfect for a hot day spent in front of the evaporative cooler. Pretty sure this was a #blamelitsy

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Making the best of a dysfunctional family. This graphic novel was excellent! #blamelitsy

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A strange but intriguing little book. Piecing together the story kept me flipping pages. #blamelitsy

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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@JPeterson you are a sweetheart! I love it all💜 I almost bought Strange Weather yesterday. You stalked me so well #sockswap. Thank you! Thank you!

JPeterson Very welcome! I‘m glad you enjoy it all! 🖤 1y
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Pick Me! Pick Me! | Christine Woolf
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Here is my #makemereadit stack! I know it is small, but I know I‘ll have some hefty library holds coming in. Cheers! And, a big thank you to @TheReadingMermaid

hes7 Ready Player One!! 1y
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TheReadingMermaid And you are very welcome 🤗 1y
Samplergal I have that on hold at library. Should come in about three weeks. 1y
parttimedomestic One of my very favorites 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore 1y
shellleigh33 Haven‘t read any but my son just read Ready Player One and said it was really good and he is not a reader so it gets my vote 1y
BarbaraJean Any of the bottom three!! But I‘ll go with 1y
rachelk Ooh, good stack! These are hard to choose from.🤔 I‘ll go with (edited) 1y
monalyisha If I pick “Ready Player One,” what are the chances you‘ll listen to the audio? 🤞🏻 1y
Crystalblu @monalyisha 50/50 a friend gave me a copy years ago and I‘m finally putting in on the short tbr stack 😉 but, the husband and I do have a road trip planned.... 1y
monalyisha Okay. Those odds are better than expected. 😅 Wil Wheaton does a great job! 1y
Reviewsbylola All the Light We Cannot See 1y
Reviewsbylola Followed by Kitchen Confidential! 1y
keys_on_fire I have never read a 500+ page book so fast in my life: 1y
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Adjustment Day | Chuck Palahniuk
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Appropriate book for today?! 🤔😜

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Zodiac | Sam Wilson
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Mehso-so

The idea that society is segregated by the zodiac sign one is born under is super interesting. But, I just didn‘t care for any of the characters or for the story. Decent twist at the end. All in all it fell flat for me.

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Pick Me! Pick Me! | Christine Woolf
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Sounds fun! I‘m in! #makemereadit great idea @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Glad to have you with us honey 🌺 1y
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1. So, my husband is a manager at our local organic food co-op. I get a text about ten minutes from the time he is off asking what we need for dinner. I do a big shop about once a month 2. the local olive oil store sells this awesome siracha mango vinegar that is great all on its own. 3. Cook! 4. Nope 5. The tagged book was interesting, but I liked her cookbook more 😜

GondorGirl I loved this book! I went through a phase where I read nothing but food memoirs for months... 😂 1y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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What can I say that has not already been said?! Fantastic world building! Luscious characters, even if you don‘t always like them 😉 Awesome tragedy! I am very glad I have the next one on hold. #blamelitsy Also, my very first book sleeve. Something I didn‘t know existed until I met you fine people.

Bklover Me too about the book sleeve! I‘d never even heard of them and then decided I really really wanted one! And I ended up winning one in a Litsy giveaway! 1y
Crystalblu That‘s rad @bklover! I got mine for my birthday after dropping some serious hints. I‘m thinking about trying to make some! 1y
sloanghost I gotta get to this soon. I have a huge issue getting to books I own bc I'm always managing my library situation! 1y
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Today is the day I start my temperature afghan! I got the idea here on Litsy from @DGRachel (thanks bye) and I am super excited to start! #hookersoflitsy There are a ton of awesome craft ideas in the tagged book! #craftylitsy

DGRachel That‘s awesome! I can‘t wait to see your progress! Please share pictures!! 1y
AshleyHoss820 Awesome! I started a couple of temp afghans but I always make it to March and then get distracted...😂😂😂 1y
RealLifeReading Oh that‘s so cool! 1y
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I was drawn right in and locked in its clutches till the end. The friends that pieced it together did so with much care. I do wish she could have finished it 😪. I was never as afraid as many readers have been, most likely because he has been caught. It was extremely interesting reading about these things happening in places I know!

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My first library display!

BarbaraTheBibliophage It looks great! 1y
Reggie Nice!!!! 1y
Hollie Great job 😍 1y
RaimeyGallant Lovely! 1y
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Library at Mount Char | Scott Hawkins
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This may be my favorite book of the year! So deliciously ‘dark and twisty.‘ @Bookworm83 I can‘t thank you enough for sending it to me! I had no idea what I was getting into and I loved every minute of it. Scott Hawkins is now on my must buy list.

DGRachel This is one I borrowed from the library and then had to buy for my shelves! 1y
Bookworm83 So glad you liked it!! 1y
CouronneDhiver Good to know- I have this on my shelves too! 1y
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Bizarre Romance | Audrey Niffenegger
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What a quirky fun graphic novel/Book of short stories!

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I found this book while pulling Books to be part of our PRIDE month display. It was so sweet! And, yes a children‘s book made me tear up 😁

RaimeyGallant Cool! 1y
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So lovely and creepy! Can‘t resist Mr. Gaiman.

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@merelybookish Thank you so much!!! I loved Sourdough, I can only imagine that a Bookstore setting will be tons of fun!

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“You cannot be really first-rate at your work if work is all you are”
Not a profound book, but a very sweet little read.

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Library at Mount Char | Scott Hawkins
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Sookie in her favorite spot, the husband‘s lap. Take care today @Emiller #catsoflitsy

Emiller 😻😻 1y
CouronneDhiver Cool tattoos (and cute kitty) 1y
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Our library just had to put up a little Star Wars Day display! May the 4th be with you!!!

GabrielleDubois When the books are with you, the force is with you! 1y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!!!! Books forever!

TricksyTails 🤩💙 So envious of that Norse Mythology poster!! 1y
Crystalblu @TricksyTails Gotta love those Independent Bookstore Day freebies! 1y
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Finally put on my new bumper sticker!

sprainedbrain That is awesome!! Can I ask where you got it? 1y
Crystalblu @sprainedbrain It was a gift, but I am pretty sure he got it at our local bookstore. 1y
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Ddzmini Love it 1y
Suet624 I love that! Must have!! 1y
Suet624 Talk about an impulse buy! Just found it on Etsy. Thanks! 1y
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The Southern Reach Trilogy | Jeff VanderMeer
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It is coming along #bookishtattoos

Meeko93 1y
DiruVamp Love love love 💙 1y
DarcysMom ❤❤gorgeous❤❤ 1y
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