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GlitteryOtters

Joined April 2016

📚 Books. Travel. Vegan Food. Hockey. Dogs. Street Art. Disneyland. More Books. 📚 IG:GlitteryOtters NaNoWriMo: VintageFlapper
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We: New Edition by Yevgeny Zamyatin
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Wake in Winter by Nadezhda Belenkaya
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The Slynx by Jamey Gambrell, Tatʹi︠a︡na Tolstai︠a︡
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Just reached 24 hours on the #24in48 readathon with 1 minute left on the above book's audiobook. My stats for the #24in48readathon are as follows:

Books read: 7.5 (the .5 is an audiobook I bailed on at the halfway point)
Pages read: 1,996
1 paperback
2.5 audiobooks
4 e-books including 3 graphic novels

Review for the above book will be posted tomorrow, when my reading addled brain is better able to write a review. And now, 😴.

Daisey Congratulations! 🎉 2y
beagle.mama You did it! Impressive. 💜 2y
CherylDeFranceschi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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mhillis Wow!! 2y
saresmoore 🙌🥂 2y
DebinHawaii Awesome! Great job! 🎉📚👍 2y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉 💕📚😊✨🍾 2y
Eyelit Yay!!! 👏📚🎉 2y
TrishB Yay 😀🎉 2y
Dragon 👍🐉 2y
theshrinkette So awesome! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉 2y
asiriusreader Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉 2y
ValerieAndBooks Just thinking it has been a long time since you've checked in here. I hope things are going well for you? 2y
GlitteryOtters @ValerieAndBooks so sorry...I got really sick right after the readathon & was out of commission for over a week. Since then I've been low energy during recovery & have been playing catch up around here. Have barely had time to read (still working on my first 2 books of the month). Also, I have surgery scheduled 3 weeks from now & have been trying to do all household tasks/deep cleaning &making/freezing food for post surgery time. Hope you are well 2y
ValerieAndBooks Good to hear from you. It can take a while to bounce back after being sick. And upcoming surgery? That's a lot on your mind for sure. I'll be thinking of you and hope you'll check in now and then, even if you're not reading, so we all know you're okay! 😘 2y
tpixie @GlitteryOtters good luck with upcoming surgery! 2y
Centique @GlitteryOtters Best wishes - and you see you're missed around here 💕 2y
LauraBeth I‘m just popping in to say I‘ve been thinking about you and hope you are well @GlitteryOtters 1y
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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Book 11/150 for 2017. 5/5 ⭐️. Just as great as the first two books in this graphic novel trilogy. Highly recommended. I have 21 minutes left until I've read my 24 hours & I have roughly the same amount of time left on my last audiobook (How To Set a Fire and Why), so I'm off to close out my readathon. #24in48 #24in48readathon

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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Heading into the final hour of the #24in48 #readathon. Just took a quick social media & snack break, now I'm powering on to the finish line with the remainder of this book (Book 3 of the March trilogy). #24in48readathon

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Book 10/150 for 2017. 5/5 ⭐️. Amazing graphic novel. Just as great as Book 1. Onward to Book 3. #24in48 #24in48readathon

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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One more from March, book 2. I highly recommend this trilogy. #24in48

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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This graphic novel trilogy...man. SO GOOD. #24in48

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Book 9/150 for 2017. 4.5/5 ⭐️. Such a fantastic book. Great, quirky characters, wonderful town, lots of soccer and fantastic story. Backman made me both laugh out loud & want to cry in turns. #24in48readathon #24in48

Books_Wine_Repeat I've read two of his books and both had me in tears! Both were happy tears. ☺️ 2y
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True Love Way | Mary Elizabeth
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Nope. Nope. Nope. I tried to finish this one out, but I just can't. I told myself I'd read the audiobook until I had reached the midway point & I could bail then if I felt I still hated it. Bailed at the exact midpoint. All of the "normal" characters have more issues than the mentally ill one. Never connected to a single character, all adults were atrociously stupid & unrealistically permissive. MCs have a v. unhealthy relationship. 1 ⭐️/5. NOPE.

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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These two sentences pretty perfectly sum up the book so far (57% of the way through). I'm totally loving this book, the town of Borg & Britt-Marie. #24in48 @24in48 #24in48readathon

tpixie Oh, good!!! Did you read - MGAMTTYSS?? - Britt Marie was in it. It is a good backstory. 2y
GlitteryOtters @tpixie no I haven't. I'd planned to read that first, but the publisher put out Britt-Marie for free this weekend, so I jumped on that one first. 2y
tpixie @GlitteryOtters wow that's great. Well add the other to your TBR!! He's got another book out I want to read - if I can get all my book club books read! 2y
Suet624 I grabbed this one yesterday too! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Got the free book too! 2y
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Homemade dill & chives bean spread on homemade mini baguette for #24in48 #readathon lunch. Back to my book! 😋 #vegan #24in48readathon @24in48

DebinHawaii That looks amazing! 👍 2y
GlitteryOtters @DebinHawaii I made a ton of it while dill was still in season & I could still get chives from my garden & I split it between a bunch of 2 cup ziplock containers & froze it. Now I have bean spread for the whole winter! 2y
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Gotta go with The Princess Bride for my #bookwithinabook (although I also really, really love The Neverending Story 😍). #readjanuary

Texreader Just watched the movie for the first time last night 2y
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I'm a little late on this one, but here is yesterday's #januaryread...a topic you'd like to know more about. I'd love to know more about the history of the Master & Margarita inspired graffiti at Болшая Садова улица 302-бис in Moscow. This book contains some info, the author has also written an article about it, and there is some info online, but it's not enough, I need more info!

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Book 8/150 for 2017. 4.5/5 ⭐️. One of the better memoirs I've read lately. Part memoir, part love letter to his amazing mother. Well worth a read. Trigger warnings for abuse and basically all the bad stuff you'd expect in a memoir set part in apartheid/part in post-apartheid South Africa. #24in48 #24in48readathon

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is where I started off today (at 9:15...I slept in a little bit after staying up late to finish Born a Crime last night, oops!). Let's get to 24 hours!! #24in48 @24in48 #24in48readathon

TrishTheBibliophile You got this! Great job! 2y
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Book 7/150 for 2017. 5/5 ⭐️. Amazing graphic novel. I have no words. #24in48 #24in48readathon

StephBengtson So, so good. ❤️ 2y
2BR02B The other two volumes are fantastic as well. 2y
GlitteryOtters @2BR02B yup, reading them next after I do my evening chores/tasks (listening to audio now while I do them, then I'll go back to my Kindle!) 2y
GlitteryOtters @StephBengtson seriously good 💕 2y
DebinHawaii I'm on hold at the library for these! 👍 2y
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Still juggling several books for @24in48 . Currently stepping away from the Trevor Noah memoir & Britt-Marie and am reading the first of the March graphic novels. Im loving them so much. #24in48 #24in48readathon #readathon

ValerieAndBooks I have the first two March books from the library. I'm thinking I'll get started in them when I go up later to read in bed! 2y
GlitteryOtters @ValerieAndBooks sounds like a good plan! The first one was an intense, but quick read. I'll probably read the second one before bed too (unless I get too exhausted and fall asleep first 😂😂) 2y
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Book 6/150 for 2017. 4.5/5 ⭐️. What a charming book! If a Rebecca Stead novel & an Elizabeth Enright novel had a baby, it would be this excellent later middle-grade story of a young girl growing up & discovering who she is & becoming comfortable with who she is. This is the book for the year 1998 in this year's #birthdaychallenge. #24in48 #24in48readathon #40thBDayChallenge

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Vegan lemon-blueberry bread, anyone? #24in48readathon snacks for us all! #24in48 #readathon

Alfoster Yum!😍 2y
8little_paws That looks fantastic!! 2y
LauraBeth This look delicious 😀 2y
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Luv2readbookz Yes please! 😋 2y
britt_brooke Yum! 2y
Ilirwen Looks and sounds delicious. Recipe? 2y
GlitteryOtters @Ilirwen it is a major adaption/manipulation of the classic Betty Crocker cookbook zucchini bread recipe (should be all over Internet). Sub equal amount of blueberries for the zucchini listed, omit the nuts, raisins and spices, add 2 teaspoons lemon zest, add an extra 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I used soy) and, since I am vegan, I subbed Ener-G egg replacer for 4 eggs in recipe. 2y
GlitteryOtters @Ilirwen warning, though, this is my own adaption, so many not be perfect. I had huge blueberries, probably should have used a little less this time as, in places, the Bread tries to break apart from too high of a percentage of blueberry in the blueberries to bread ratio. 2y
Ilirwen Thanks:) I'm vegan too so I definitely prefer plant milk and egg replacer. :) 2y
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Current @24in48 #readathon status: 4 hours 46 minutes in, roughly halfway through the audiobook of Born a Crime (I listen on 1.25X speed), 24% of the way through Britt-Marie, and a few pages into The Secret Life of Amanda K Woods. I also now have 2 freshly baked homemade baguettes & a few rolls, plus there are 2 loaves of lemon blueberry bread baking in the oven (come on over for treats!). All in all, a successful #24in48readathon so far. #24in48

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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I realized I should probably share today's bookish shirt. I'm currently waiting for my baguettes and rolls to be done baking in the oven & repping my man Jean Valjean while reading Britt-Marie Was Here. #readathonmultitasking #24in48 #24in48readathon

Texreader That's awesome!!! 2y
swishandflick Ooh - where'd you get the shirt?! 2y
sprainedbrain And just like that I'm singing Who Am I... 😂 2y
GlitteryOtters @swishandflick I bought it at the theater the last time I saw Les Mis on Broadway @Texreader thanks! @sprainedbrain me too, every time I see this shirt in my closet 😂😂 2y
DebinHawaii @sprainedbrain @GlitteryOtters Yep, it's now stuck in my head too! 😀 Great shirt! 👍 2y
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Started off my @24in48 #readathon with this book on audio. One of the best things about audiobooks is being able to read while still doing morning chores. 👍👍 I won't be reading this straight through, but will be alternating it with my other books so I can keep reading while doing all of my usual daily chores/activities. I am a little over 2.5 hours in and loving this memoir so much. #24in48 #24in48readathon

8little_paws Yes I rely heavily on audio when I do readathons as well. This way I can do all my laundry and food prep for the week. 2y
DebinHawaii I just started this audiobook this morning as I woke up with a major headache & didn't want to start reading yet. 👍📚 2y
CouronneDhiver Still waiting on my library hold for this one... 2y
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Anovelobsession I really really loved this book - I didn't do it on audio though. It would be a treat to listen to Trevor Noah read it. 2y
GlitteryOtters @Anovelobsession I am 1/3 of the way through so far and it is PERFECT having him read it. I chose the audio format solely because, last month, there was an Audible code to get it free on audiobook. I'm so glad I cashed in on it. 2y
GlitteryOtters @CouronneDhiver so far I am 1/3 of the way through it & I will say that--based on the first third of the book--it will be well worth the wait! 2y
GlitteryOtters @DebinHawaii book buddies! 👊 I hope your headache gets better soon! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute Listening to Trevor read his memoir was a real treat. 2y
GlitteryOtters @8little_paws yeah, Sundays are usually one of my busy days each week because usually my husband is either working or--if he's managed to get the day off that week (they rotate schedules at his work)--he is volunteering at the farm animal rescue sanctuary. My work on Sunday usually totally sets up the week for us. If it wasn't for audiobooks, it would make the next week really hard on readathon weekends! 2y
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Neither of us slept very well, and my hair is extraordinarily wild today, but we are here and shelfie-ing for #24in48. #readathon #24in48readathon

LauraBeth Cute pic 😀 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Heading to bed now, in order to avoid becoming this person if I attempt to stay up until midnight and start @24in48 the first minute I can. Instead, I will be up bright & early to read! I wanted to wish all those who are about to start shortly--and those of you in time zones where it is legal to already be reading!--a happy start to your #readathon! May your books be exciting and fun! See y'all in the morning! #24in48 #24in48readathon

asiriusreader I'm with you...gotta get my rest after a long work week. Then I'll also dive in early in the AM!😊 2y
saresmoore Same here! 2y
LeahBergen Good night! ❤ 2y
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Brady Bunch Book | Andy Edelstein, Frank Lovece
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This just popped up on my year round Christmas station (in case you missed my last post, I'm hiding from today with books, vegan ice cream & Christmas music). I am slightly terrified that this was ever a thing. Also, Cindy totally doesn't sing, she just does some sort of proto-rap of her Frosty the Snowman lyrics. It's pretty hilarious.

rubyslippersreads 😂😂😂 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm with you. TV is off and my only social media is Litsy. Hiding out reading and drinking tea. 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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Dragon I went to a friend's and watched Selma on Netflix. Staying away from the news. 2y
GlitteryOtters @missnavigation @dragon those sound like excellent ways to spend the day. I'm glad I avoided the news--my husband & housemate both did not & my housemate ended up crying in the living room this evening as a result. I decided ages ago that I would postpone following the news for this 3 day weekend containing the readathon & I will go back to it on Monday. 2y
Dragon Enjoy the readathon ! A three day news embargo sounds like a great idea 👍 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GlitteryOtters @dragon I use the app Insight Timer for meditation. Yesterday they had the biggest number of people meditating ever. Imagine that. Almost 50000 hours of meditation. Gives me hope. 2y
Dragon Thanks @missnavigation I should check that app out. 2y
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The Slynx | Jamey Gambrell, Tatʹi︠a︡na Tolstai︠a︡
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Today's plan: read a good book, eat my feelings (the best vegan ice cream!!), cuddle under a comfy blanket & listen to Christmas music. #booksfixeverything #almost

melbeautyandbooks I like the way you think! 2y
BibliophileMomma Sounds like a great idea! 2y
Libby1 Sounds similar to what I've been doing. No good can come of me watching it or engaging with it today. 2y
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Suzze Love the name Nada Moo! 2y
Karen_V Always looking for a good vegan ice cream! Thanks for sharing 😃 2y
GlitteryOtters @Libby1 my thoughts exactly! 2y
GlitteryOtters @Karen_V it is really good! Coconut based, but without the coconutty aftertaste/sub flavor like the So Delicious coconut ice creams (my husband hates the flavor of coconut but misses the creaminess of dairy ice cream, so finding this was perfect for us). I first saw these out it CA a year or so ago, but our local Whole Foods only started carrying it recently, so I think it is still in the process of working its way into stores across the country. 2y
GlitteryOtters @Suzze tells you what you need I know at just a glance, right? 😂😂 2y
GlitteryOtters @Tiffness83 it is definitely the best way to keep my sanity! 2y
GlitteryOtters @melbeautyandbooks it is certainly doing the job! I've been trying to read this book slowly so I can savor it (it is a really good book), but I decided today I'll binge on it and read as much as I want. It's keeping me from stressing/worrying too badly at the moment. 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Some books I am considering for this weekend's @24in48 #readathon. I know I should narrow it down further, but it was hard limiting my selection this much, I don't think I can pare it down any further! We'll see which titles grab me this weekend. #24in48 #24in48readathon

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The Mystery Began in Madeira | Mabel Esther Allan
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This cover makes no sense...why is her face blue-grey? And why are her hands as blue as her turtleneck? Who is that strange shadowy figure stepping off of her camera and why is he doing this? Why is her camera lens bright yellow? Why does her face look like a space alien? 👽 So many questions! #readjanuary #thiscovermakesnosense

rubyslippersreads That's the mystery! 😂😂😂 (edited) 2y
GlitteryOtters @rubyslippersreads it really is! 😂😂😂 2y
Libby1 🤣🤣🤣 2y
RealLifeReading What a mystery 2y
GlitteryOtters @RealLifeReading this book has SO many mysteries! 😂😂 2y
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Speaking of #endpapers, does anyone remember these memorable end papers from this 60s/70s kid's mystery series? One of my proudest achievements as a book collector was tracking down & purchasing hardcover copies of all titles in the series back before the internet was awash in secondhand books. It took me a lot of time and effort to track them all down (paperback editions were a lot easier as the hardcover spine quality was bad) #readjanuary

LeahBergen I loved these! 2y
DebinHawaii I had some of the Meg mysteries! I completely forgot about them. How fun! 😀👍 2y
GlitteryOtters @LeahBergen @DebinHawaii yay! So glad I'm not the only one! They are definitely a comfort read for me nowadays. 2y
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End papers from a first edition of the above title. #readjanuary #endpapers

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
RealLifeReading 👍👍 2y
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While looking for a good set of end papers to use for today's #readjanuary prompt, I came across this inscription in a first edition of the above book: "Charlotte H.G. Ripley, Merrymount, Tacoma Washington, 1919". It is so odd, sometimes, to look at my books and realize how many of them are nearly or over a century old!

rubyslippersreads I love the old inscriptions and bookplates in my vintage books. 2y
GlitteryOtters @rubyslippersreads me too! I had somehow forgotten about the inscription in this one (I remembered it was a 1918 first edition, but forgot about that inscription!) 2y
Joanne1 So cool. How many hands have turned those pages? 2y
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In case you guys missed this, @Ambrosnazzy is setting up a #LitsyPartyOfOne on February 10th! Follow her for more (heck, follow her also because she is a swell person with excellent taste!!). 💕🎉✨📚✨🎊😍

Alisnazzy Aww shucks! Hella blushing at all the love tonight ☺️ 2y
GlitteryOtters @Ambrosnazzy it is well deserved!! 💕 2y
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Queen of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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A couple of (highly recommended!) #royals for today's #readjanuary.

Chachic My all time favorite series! I also featured MWT for the royal prompt.💖 Can't wait for Thick as Thieves!! 2y
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Before He Finds Her | Michael Kardos
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Book 5/150 for 2017. 3.75/5 ⭐️. A basic good mystery/thriller I picked up on sale on audio due to the narrator, Julia Whelan, being one of my absolute favorites (this is my 15th audiobook narrated by her). I figured out the mystery before the reveal (I usually do), but this did not diminish my enjoyment of the tale. Well narrated (as per usual with Whelan's work) and well written & paced, interesting characters & a good story.

rubyslippersreads I love her as a narrator. 2y
GlitteryOtters @rubyslippersreads isn't she so good?! I didn't realize how many audiobooks narrated by her that I owned until I did a search & a count today. This is actually the 3rd time I bought a sale audiobook half because the description was interesting and half because she narrated it (Girl Underwater & Falling Into Place being the other 2) 2y
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I haven't been cooking very much this week (my body has decided to remind me just how much heart failure sucks), but I have still been eating well. I know I will routinely have days where I'm too unwell to cook from scratch, so I regularly make ahead & freeze meals for those bad health days. This bean & veg dish is one of the dishes I regularly make & freeze from the above cookbook. Seriously, so much love for my fave make ahead cookbooks. 💕

Sue 2y
DebinHawaii Hope you are back to some good days soon but happy you have good things to nourish yourself with along the way. 💜 2y
britt_brooke Looks good! Hope you're feeling better. 💚 2y
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rubyslippersreads Looks yummy and healthy. Hope you're feeling better soon. ❤ 2y
moranadatter Glad you're eating well. I hope you feel well soon. 2y
BookishMarginalia Hugs 💜 Take good care of yourself! The soup looks yummy and nourishing👍🏼 2y
LeahBergen Yum. Take care of yourself. 💗💗 2y
SharonGoforth That looks great! Hope you're feeling better soon 😊 2y
LazyOwl Look after yourself 💕 2y
Dragon Looks like a great winter soup. Yummy! 2y
Suzze I hope you're feeling better today. Thinking of you. 2y
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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FYI, Littens with kittens, every time y'all talk about your need for a transparent cat so you can continue reading, I think about the Glass Cat from this Oz book (which always makes me happy--I love Oz so much!) http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Glass_Cat #catsoflitsy #makeitso

rubyslippersreads I would ❤ a Glass Cat to read with! #readingcompanions #magicalcatsoflitsy 2y
GlitteryOtters @rubyslippersreads me too! I am assuming if a cat was made of glass, I probably wouldn't have allergies to its dander, unlike my experience with most flesh cats? 2y
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Sisters Red | Jackson Pearce
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You have to admit, Jackson Pearce's books have some pretty cool fonts. #fortheloveoffonts #readjanuary

LazyOwl Agreed, great fonts, great covers 2y
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Fountain Valley | Daniel Aaron Gibb
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Bonus #readjanuary for today. This book is about the city where I was born. #CaliforniaGirl #setinmycity

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Book 4/150 for 2017. 5/5 ⭐️. Alaskan magical realistic retelling of an old fairytale, updated to 1920s rural Alaska. Amazing story, Eowyn Ivey is a fantastic storyteller. I hope we get more from her soon! 2 books aren't enough. Highly recommended on audio, Debra Monk does a fantastic job with making distinct voices/intimations for all characters.

GlitteryOtters Also, side story, I have visited the independent bookstore the author worked at in Palmer, Alaska (one of my favorite towns). I think she was employed by them during the time we were in town so, man, what a small bookish world we live in. 2y
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Deadly Sweet in Ann Arbor | Jerry Prescott
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I have not read any of the books my local library has on their "set in Ann Arbor" list, but apparently this is one of them. #readjanuary #setinmycity

SuperPunkNinja That is an interesting cover! 😆 2y
ScrappyMags No way!! 💙💛💙💛 2y
Suzze My 2 favorite bookstores are on the same Ann Arbor block, Literati and Aunt Agatha's. 2y
GlitteryOtters @Suzze I go past them on the bus alllll the time (more often than I can afford to visit them! 😂😂). Aunt Agatha's is one of my mom's favorite bookstores, too, despite living a few thousand miles away (we always visit it when she is in town). 2y
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My favorite book with "girl" in the title. ? #readjanuary

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Season of Daring Greatly | Ellen Emerson White
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This is my #birthdaychallenge #TBR (well, this stack plus the book this photo is filed under--it will be released in February 2017 & I don't have it yet!). One book published each year since I was born. Bonus Hopper print on the wall above the stack for fellow Hopper enthusiast, @BookBabe ! #savethefloorjoists #readallthebooks

GlitteryOtters Some are first time reads, some are re-reads. It's mostly narrative fiction of the middle grade, YA & adult varieties, but there are a little non-fiction and graphic novel books sprinkled through. 💕 2y
britt_brooke Now, that's a lovely stack of books! 2y
DebinHawaii Nice stack! 📚👍 2y
BookBabe Wow, nice stack and awesome challenge! And of course I love the Hopper print! 😍👌🏻 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh! What a fun idea! 2y
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The Terrible Threes | Ishmael Reed
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And here are all three of the canine crew (top to bottom: 8 year old Ziggy, 15 year old Streak & 12.5 year old Clara Bow). They all posed themselves so nicely just now, I figured I had to share them with my fellow Littens. Please note the books peeking in on top of the table at the far left of the picture, and the cookbook & perpetually in-use @strandbookstore bag on the couch. Books & bookish things are everywhere in my house! 😂👍👍📚

Texreader Brilliant photo!!! 2y
britt_brooke Love them! 💚💚💚 2y
Suzze Great picture! Wow! 2y
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8little_paws Oh!! Cuteness!! 2y
LeahBergen Aww! They are all so sweet! 😍 2y
Eyelit 💚🐶💙🐶💜🐶💛 2y
CherylDeFranceschi So cute! 2y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Sweet babies. ♥️ 2y
Cinfhen They kind of look like trouble...good trouble, but trouble❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾 2y
Zelma Gorgeous pups! 😍 2y
SharonGoforth 🐶🐶🐶 2y
LauraBeth So cute! I need to get Bitsy a dog friend 😀 2y
GlitteryOtters @LauraBeth yes, Bitsy needs a dog friend (or two 😂). Don't we all?? 2y
GlitteryOtters @SharonGoforth @Zelma @Cinfhen @emilydecato @CherylDeFranceschi @Eyelit @LeahBergen @8little_paws @Suzze @britt_brooke @Texreader thank you! The naughty crew appreciates your compliments (and yes, @Cinfhen they most certainly are trouble, especially the two gingers on the ends!) 2y
Cinfhen Hehe, had a feeling, but so are kids of the human type, too😜😜😜and I ADORE all 3 of mine💗💙💚 2y
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Ziggyology | Simon Goddard
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Family time with my boys--my husband & Ziggy. I'm reading, my husband is computering & Ziggy is staring. This pretty much sums up our main interests. 😂 Too bad dogs cannot read, he looks a little bored (poor Stardust!).

tpixie #dogsonlitsy cute puppy 🐶 2y
ErinC Oh he's a doll! He looks just like my Chewie who I had to put down a year ago. Is he a golden? 2y
GlitteryOtters @ErinC yup! He's 8 years old, my husband brought him to our marriage (I brought two girls--a now 15 year old Husky & a now 12.5 year old Ridgeback/shepherd mix, so our house is pretty full of big, old dogs 😂) 2y
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GlitteryOtters @tpixie thanks! He has the most enormous head, I swear (it's significantly bigger than mine!), but he's a cutie. 2y
SuperPunkNinja He looks like he'd appreciate a good ear rub. ❤ 2y
DebinHawaii 🐶❤️ 2y
GlitteryOtters @CherylDeFranceschi @DebinHawaii he says "????????!!!!" back (he's very enthusiastic! ?) @McShelfington he says "yes please, and a belly rub too. And possible a bite of your snack?" *gives puppy dog eyes ? * 2y
Zelma He looks so snugly. (edited) 2y
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Book 3/150 for 2017. 4.75/5 ⭐️ What can I say about this book? It is fantastic fun! Ten year old me would have loved it just as much as 39 year old me does. An intelligent, spunky & independent kid sleuth going through adventures while solving a big mystery. Great characterization (and character development) of primary & secondary characters, lots of humor & a sequel coming soon (tagged below). I can't wait!

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I generally like Gabrielle Zevin's books, but I couldn't seem to get much past the 2 hour in mark on this one on audiobook. Not sure if this will become a bail, or if I will return to this to try again, but for now it is a #DNF. #readjanuary

RealLifeReading I know a lot of people love this book and while I did finish it, it was only a so-so read for me 2y
GlitteryOtters @RealLifeReading yeah, I originally considered this one a bail, but after seeing all the love on Litsy, I'm thinking I might go back to it during one of the Readathons and try to read it again from the beginning. I'm not expecting to love it like so many do, but I'm thinking that maybe it needed more than a couple hours attention from me to grab me. We'll see. 2y
beagle.mama Nooooo!!!! LOL! I seem to take it so personally when a book I adore and have reread isn't loved. I know, it's not personal. It's funny because my feed has a couple of these posts today. Sorry it's not a homerun for you. 💜 2y
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For today's #readjanuary: #BooksEveryoneButYouHasRead. No plans to read it either. (As I am an ornery reader who mostly dislikes books that are very popular with wide swaths of the population, I was actually paralyzed by too many options--couldn't figure out which one to choose out of several dozen titles that immediately came to mind!).

Zelma Me too! Me too! On all points. 👋 2y
CocoReads It's rare that I regret reading even bad books but these were truly terrible and I regret reading all of them. 2y
DebinHawaii I succumbed to pressure and read the first one and never had a desire to read any more. 😬 2y
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Abby-J It just sounds so awful. 2y
lynneamch S&M just not of interest to me. I didn't (& won't) read these either, but I saw the spoof Fifty Shades: the Musical off-Broadway and it was HILARIOUS! It was touring for awhile. Worth seeing whether you liked (or read) the books, or not. Great dancing & a pro-feminist bent. Seriously. 2y
Blaire I've never read this either. Not sure I could get past the reportedly terrible writing. 2y
LazyOwl I've never read this either & have no desire to. I've the writing is not that great anyway 2y
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Eyelit Same! 2y
LauraBeth I just can't 2y
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The Slynx | Jamey Gambrell, Tatʹi︠a︡na Tolstai︠a︡
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I'm a bit minimalist when it comes to my #readingequipment. Cellphone & headphones--used either to listen to audiobooks, to listen to music while reading a physical book or, if ebook, used to read the book (usually while music plays on my headphones. My husband is a noisy sort & doesn't understand that I cannot read with Law & Order: SVU blaring away on his laptop 12 inches away from me). Optional winter equipment: warm & cozy blanket (see above)

CocoReads @GlitteryOtters when we first got married many moons ago, we were opposite in the noise department. I always had tv on (although more for background than to watch) and my husband always had to have quiet. I've discovered this winter though that except for sleeping, he cannot do quiet. If he's sitting down the tv must be on--usually at ear shattering volume. 2y
GlitteryOtters @CocoReads I just cannot tune out people talking...singing, yes, but talking I cannot tune out. It just makes me feel wildly overstimulated to have sentences pouring into my brain via both ears and eyes simultaneously. Plus, after years of service-related jobs I think my brain is just programmed to think that I have to pay attention to someone if they are talking (people would often walk up to you, not even address you or make sure you were... (edited) 2y
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GlitteryOtters @CocoReads ...listening and start barking out information you had to retain (nothing worse than shelving books or stocking grocery shelves and having someone stealth walk up on your back and start spouting a list of books or products they need, STAT. And they tend to get mad if you ask them to repeat any of it, or miss remembering one of the half dozen items they just spouted at you). I don't think I will ever be able to untrain my brain. 2y
CocoReads Yep-I used to be in the service industry too. And there's a day care in my church where I work now. When I get home I just want some quiet. 2y
ChasingOm ❤ the Tardis blanket! 2y
GlitteryOtters @ChasingOm it was definitely one of my best wedding gifts! 2y
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So much for not buying new books unless I had earned an Amazon gift card from Bing or Swagbucks to pay for it...🙄🙄🙄. I only had $1.31 in gift card funds left, but I purchased these 3 from the cooking-related & cookbook one day mega sale on Amazon right now. This history of Indian cooking looks particularly interesting. Adding it to the TBR, hopefully will be able to get to it soon! Http://TinyURL.com/Litsycookbooks

LeahBergen I read Curry several years ago and really enjoyed it. 👍🏼 2y
GlitteryOtters @LeahBergen I am so glad to hear that! It sounded really interesting, and the reviews were quite good. Also, food history is one of my favorite kinds of history! 2y
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Jenny Wren | Emily Hilda Young
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A slightly battered (loved?) #TitleWithAProperName for today's #readjanuary.

RealLifeReading Pretty cover! 2y
GlitteryOtters @RealLifeReading this whole series of Virago Modern Classics had some pretty gorgeous art pieces on the cover. I think this is my favorite era of Virago books (I should share more of them...even after my last library cull I think I still have a good 20-25 of these on my shelf) 2y
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