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Cspen113

Cspen113

Joined July 2016

Http://www.positivelycrystal.com
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Did a little reading at the river yesterday.... the most beautiful scenery!! I‘m on book 4 of the Anne of Green Gables series...taking it way back!

Andrew65 Can‘t beat reading by water. Looks beautiful. (edited) 18h
Crazeedi I read that series after a surgery, my daughter gave me them, it was marvelous to recover with Anne at my side! 18h
Cspen113 @Andrew65 I completely agree! I was so excited to find this little spot this week while on vacation. 14h
Cspen113 @Crazeedi I was unsure what I‘d think of it when I started but I‘m loving it!! 14h
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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I told myself I had a FREE library membership where I could get my audiobooks. And that line of thought worked....until it didn‘t. I caved. 🤦🏻‍♀️

KathyWheeler I use both. Sometimes the library doesn‘t have the audiobook I‘m in the mood to listen to. That said, because of the library, I‘m not always buying extra Audible credits. 5mo
Cspen113 @KathyWheeler I was wondering about how expensive this would end up being for me. Are there good deals on Audible? Most I saw looked like they were just below the cost of a hardback. 5mo
KathyWheeler @Cspen113 There are good deals; they have daily deals and they have sales. You can also purchase extra credits if you don‘t want to wait until your next credit rolls around. It‘s generally $30something to get 3 credits; last month though it was $20something. 5mo
Cspen113 @KathyWheeler Thank you for the information!! 5mo
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Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change | Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke, Stephanie Higgs
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My spoils from this weekend. 16 in all! I think I made some good choices now that my addict haze has faded. I see a few Oprah picks which is better than NYT Top 100, I‘m pretty sure! #bookaddict

Crazeedi Wow, you did great! 5mo
Cspen113 @Crazeedi Thank you!! 5mo
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“I don‘t need any more books....”. Y‘all....this place. Gottwalls Books in Macon, GA. I lost my entire mind.

LauraBeth That‘s a great store! 5mo
Cspen113 @LauraBeth I loved it so much!! It makes me wish I lived closer....or not because I would lose all my monies.... 5mo
LauraBeth I‘m a good two hours away from it but have family that way - so I try and make a detour there when I can 😀 5mo
Cspen113 @LauraBeth Have you visited Tommy‘s Bakery and Cafe since you visit often? I just discovered them today also. It was delicious! 5mo
LauraBeth I haven‘t! Will definitely try it out - thanks! 5mo
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Road trip read! Enjoying the audio so far!

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Starting a new one while watching the Pens vs Blackhawks tonight. Going to see how long I last before sleep takes over. #nightreads

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Little Bee | Chris Cleave
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I love nothing more than a book that opens your mind to something new. I‘m really enjoying the way this book points out the difference in perspective, almost without the reader noticing what they‘re truly getting. #hiddengems

LauraBeth I‘ve never read this book, but reading that makes me want to! 5mo
Cspen113 @LauraBeth I have really enjoyed it so far! I‘m about halfway through it. I think you should give it a try!! 5mo
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Finishing this one up while waiting for the doc to come in. Just a routine physical, but Blah all the same.

BookFrog I hate the doctor‘s office!! Sorry you have to be there. At least you have a book! 📖 5mo
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This may be a new addition to the list of my very favorite quotes... “She didn‘t read books so she didn‘t know that she was the world and the heavens boiled down to a drop.” 💛💛💛

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Cracking up at Janie describing her new husband! Fat pone of fat back of his neck, Toe nails look like mule foots, don‘t want to stir up the air while he‘s in bed.. 😂😂😂😂 Poor guy just isn‘t doing it for her!

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Starting a new one today! Pretty excited about this one. It‘s been on my TBR for a long time!!

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Higher Is Waiting | Tyler Perry
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A cozy fire would add nicely to this morning. It‘s finally starting to get a little chilly here! Otherwise, my favorite weekend morning routine. 📖☕️

Zelma I am using the exact same mug this morning. 👍 And agree about the fire. (edited) 7mo
Cspen113 @Zelma A good fire is my favorite part of cold weather! 7mo
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This time change has me messed up! Gonna see how long I last with this one tonight.

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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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This is my first read by this author so I‘m not sure if the lack of punctuation in conversation is a “thing” or not, but I do know that it makes me a little crazy reading it this way. 🤪🙅🏻‍♀️

Crazeedi Don't know if I'd care for that 7mo
Cspen113 @Crazeedi, it‘s awful! Makes it surprisingly difficult to read. I‘ve had to reread so many paragraphs. 7mo
Crazeedi I don't think I've read any of her books, and I might not! Lol 7mo
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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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It‘s that time of year again! Reading during hockey warm-ups. Two of my favorites!!

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Nothing like finishing a book first thing in the morning! I loved this one!! So much heart wrapped up in a story with unfortunate circumstances, missed opportunities, and things said badly. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Liberty I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH 8mo
Cspen113 @Liberty I did too! I thought it was beautifully done!! 8mo
Liberty @Cspen113 Since you enjoyed this, I highly recommend CROOKED HEART by Lissa Evans. 8mo
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sprainedbrain Such a great book. ❤️ 8mo
Cspen113 @liberty Thank you! I‘ll make sure and check that one out!! 8mo
Cspen113 @sprainedbrain I agree! I loved it!! 8mo
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You can‘t tell from the picture but it‘s pouring rain outside, so I spend my morning reading to the sound of raindrops, and this is perfect. 👌 My kinda morning.

Amiable Love it! My favorite, too. 🙂 8mo
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This is a tough one for me. Lots of unpretty life and bad choices that can‘t be undone. Definitely a good one though! Got my coffee and jumping right in the deep end this morning!

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1. Other. I‘ve never understood the pumpkin hype!
2. Love a good cup of coffee.
3. Scarves!
4. Of the two, candles.
5. Chocolate. All day!
6. Red
7. Bubble bath. It‘s impossible not to look glamorous in bubble bath.
8. Bookmarks and refrigerator magnets on trips, and of course, books.
9. A friend of mine was Rosie the Riveter one year and I quite loved that idea.
10. Bats and Cats because I love animals.
#fallswapsurvey @Clwojick

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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A little free time before I head back to work.

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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About to start the final book of this YA series! #nightreads

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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Onto book 2 of the series with only a slightly more exciting Kindle cover. More reading in the dark!! #kindleisthebest

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Wish I could skip class and read, but this is math and it is currently whipping my butt. Haven‘t heard this stuff in years!! Instead, I‘ll read until we start.

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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My favorite reading partner. Always by my side. ❤️❤️❤️ 😺 #catsoflitsy

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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A little SUPER early reading courtesy of my Paperwhite. #whyilovemykindle

Lauram Same! These are my ideal reading conditions. 9mo
Cspen113 @Lauram Yes! As long as I don‘t fall asleep, that is..... 😁 9mo
Lauram I know it‘s supposed to be bad for my eyes, but I prefer to read in the dark. 9mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Don‘t judge a book by its cover...or lack thereof. Up next! This is the first of the series Amazon had on sale a week or two ago. Lots of positive reviews! This is my first YA in a while so I‘m excited!

Asthecroweflies This series is awesome! I really enjoyed. Happy reading! 10mo
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One Last Thing Before I Go | Jonathan Tropper
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After working outside a few hours, I think I‘ve earned a little reading break. 📖

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One Last Thing Before I Go | Jonathan Tropper
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Next up! Thought maybe I‘d warm up the ol‘ Kindle this time! This one‘s been sitting in my TBR for a while. Going in a lighter direction after the last two. (Rising Strong, Brene Brown and This is How, Augusten Burroughs)

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Rising Strong | Brené Brown
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Well, I WAS reading.... 😺. Oliver hasn‘t quite mastered the art of subtlety. 🤣🤣 #catsoflitsy

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Rising Strong | Brené Brown
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Talking about regrets, this is a quote from George Saunders I found interesting. I‘ve never thought of kindness in terms of mild vs strong or reserved vs aggressive.

Amiable That's definitely a thought-provoking quote. 10mo
Magpiegem ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Brene❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Just finished this audio. The narrator‘s voice adds the perfect amount of creep to the story. Really enjoyed this one! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Rising Strong | Brené Brown
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Waiting for the paint to dry.... 💆🏻‍♀️🧖🏻‍♀️💇🏻‍♀️

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Rising Strong | Brené Brown
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It feels fantastic out this morning. Getting a little early morning reading done before the sun makes its full appearance.

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Rising Strong | Brené Brown
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Next up!! I‘ve been wanting to try Brene Brown‘s books for a while now. Let the weekend begin!!

wtimblin Got this on my TBR. Read The Gifts of Imperfection a few years ago and loved it. Still remember passages of that book to this day. Might have to bump this one back up the TBR tower 10mo
Cspen113 @wtimblin I‘ve heard so many good things about her books! This is my first to read though I‘ve seen a few of her videos on YouTube. I wish I‘d started with The Gifts of Imperfection, but I‘ll get to it soon after. 10mo
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Hoping to finish this one up tonight. My little buddy is keeping me company while I read. ❤️❤️😺 #catsoflitsy

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Sir Thursday | Garth Nix
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1. HR Administrator, also soon to be a part-time student!!
2. Working in the co-op program at my school, I was a secretary at a church.
3. Best - my current job. Worst - at a cable company (lots of cattiness and back- stabbing)
4. I‘ll say a travel blogger. I‘m working on that now.
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to follow your dreams! Thanks for playing! 😀 10mo
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This thing with wearing sunglasses to combat the 11,000 degree heat....does it make sense to anyone else?? I read that like 🤨🧐🤔. Nope. Maybe he meant sunscreen??? Or maybe I got lost somewhere....🤪

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If I were to make a scale, this would be in my top 5. Early morning when the world is still asleep and the bite is still in the air, reading while my little man watches the birds wake up. A nice, hot coffee is the only thing that would make this better. ❤️❤️❤️❤️. Happy Sunday, everyone!!

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 10mo
Briget66 Looks so perfect there! 10mo
Cspen113 @Briget66 Thank you!! 10mo
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Up next!! I‘m pretty excited about this one. Should be fun!!

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The Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Miller Hemingway
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Starting my Saturday with a little coffee and a little Hemingway. My kinda morning!! 📖☕️🌥

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘m so excited to get this one started today! Sounds like it will be a good one!!

ladym30 Love this story! 10mo
Cspen113 @ladym30 The description sounded very exciting! 10mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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This one was fantastic on audio! Narrated by Prentice Onayemi (I looked it up because he deserves a name drop!) and I think one other person (couldn‘t find a name). Beautifully done, including a little singing!! I looked forward to getting in my car each day. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Needful Things | Stephen King
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Finally rounding this one up with Part Three! 544 pages down, 141 more to go! I think my reading buddy has given up on me though. 😴😴😺 #catsoflitsy

Lauram 😻 10mo
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Needful Things | Stephen King
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I was really thinking a lot more reading was going to happen for me this weekend. Unfortunately not, so I‘m sneaking a little time while doing meal prep for next week. 🥘🍱📖

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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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1. I do share.
2. I switch genres almost every time I start a new book, and am usually enjoying 2 different genres at the same time (1 audio, 1 traditional).
3. I usually keep books and decor on my shelves unless I need more book space, of course!
@SilversReviews

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Interesting you switch genres. I never venture out from the three genres that I read.😍 11mo
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1. Forcing myself to keep it at one thing - cheesecake (though one can never go wrong with chocolate).
2. Absolutely not! Lol
3. More than once, but I‘ve been doing a lot better in the past few years!
4. A mixture of all 3. Most often audiobooks, then music, then podcasts.
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

RachelAmphlett Ah, Tiramisu for me, unless my aunt is baking and then it has to be her amazing lemon meringue 😍 11mo
Cspen113 @RachelAmphlett I love lemon meringue! A homemade pie sounds yum!! 11mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Now I want cheesecake...and tiramisu...and lemon meringue... 11mo
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readingjedi There is a place where we go to on holiday that does mars bar cheesecake. It is divine. 11mo
Cspen113 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder 🤣🤣🤣. Me too! I‘ve been thinking about it all morning!! 11mo
Cspen113 @readingjedi That sounds amazing!! 11mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder So now Litsy is detrimental to my book diet AND my food diet 🤣 11mo
DebbieGrillo How about chocolate cheesecake? 11mo
robinb Who can say no to cheesecake??! 🤷🏻‍♀️😊 11mo
Cspen113 @DebbieGrillo Chocolate Cheesecake sounds dangerous!! But in the best way!! 11mo
Cspen113 @robinb No one that I know!! 11mo
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Needful Things | Stephen King
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Stephen King via osmosis. #catsoflitsy 😍😍😺

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Tuesday | David Wiesner
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1. Absolutely!
2. I‘m usually in my car, but also sometimes when I‘m cleaning the house and such.
3. Pretty much anything that requires any thought or attention whatsoever!
4. Narrator‘s fake accents. Sometimes.
5. Regular
@Ke633 #tellmetuesday

Ke633 I hate fake accents! Thanks for playing! 11mo
MelissaSue81 Yes. The fake accents killl me 11mo
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Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins
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I loved this book so much!! All the feels!! Hawkins did an excellent job of keeping the suspense going throughout the book. For the 6 or so of you who haven‘t read it yet, drop what you‘re doing and READ IT NOW!! 🤣. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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Shellin‘ and listenin‘. 😁. Everyone in my family hates doing this except me. Mindless therapy. Happy Saturday, everyone!!

Jess7 Love this book! 11mo
Cspen113 @Jess7 I‘m loving it so far! Such a roller coaster!! 11mo
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