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GondorGirl

GondorGirl

Joined June 2017

(she/her) Tolkienite/Ringer, cat mom, professional fangirl, leatherworker, and book dragon. GondorGirl on LibraryThing.
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Find Me | Andr Aciman
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My first Friends of the Library sale since before lockdown! I got the stack of books for 20$ and the stack of ARCs were free! So many good books!

Soubhiville Yay! Great finds! 2d
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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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I'm pretty sure this picture of my "Black Friday" purchases tells you everything you need to know about my personality. ?

ElizaMarie I love them!!! 1w
AmyG A Little Life is the most amazing book! 1w
GondorGirl @AmyG It is! I have the ebook, but B&N had a signed hardcover and I couldn't resist! 1w
AmyG A signed one? 🙌🏻 1w
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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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Have any of my #TrueCrime buffs checked out 'The Innocent Man' on Netflix? It's a documentary that follows the murder case which John Grisham wrote his only nonfiction book about.

I'm starting the second episode right now while working on holiday gifts. So far it's very interesting, and had a way higher production value than most true crime shows.

DGRachel I will have to check it out! Thanks for mentioning it. 2w
GondorGirl @Mindyrecycles This one is embroidery, but I do both. 2w
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This was my poetry pick for the month and I hated it. There was one poem I mostly enjoyed, but everything else felt very forced and so heavily drenched in metaphors that it lost most of its meaning. I finished the entire volume, but that's about it. Don't bother with this one.

Suet624 Thanks for the warning. 2w
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#Studio42Books received a really cool request from a client to put together a set of leather covers for the Percy Jackson books. I'm really excited about this one, partly because I love the series, but also because there's so much cool Greek mythology art that's in the public domain. This means we probably won't need to hire an outside artist, and that I get to run point on the design! Now to skim the books and brainstorm... 🧡🧡

peanutnine How fun! 3w
Librarianaut Sounds like you have a fascinating career! 3w
GondorGirl @Librarianaut I do! My partner and I are leatherworkers who specialize in book covers. It's usually a ton of fun. Especially when we get to work on books I love. 3w
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Librarianaut That is really really cool!! Do you have a website??? 3w
Librarianaut Thank you!! 3w
Librarianaut Omg your work is amazing. I have bookmarked your page for future gifting!! 3w
GondorGirl @Librarianaut Oh, wow. Thank you! We have a lot of fun with it. 3w
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While I'd much rather be reading or playing Animal Crossing, I'm spending the afternoon listing a bunch of signed/SE books and other bookish things on Mercari. I hate selling online, but so far this year I've made enough to cover all of the books I've bought in 2021. And it is a good way to make shelf space.

At this point I just want it done so I can get the library cleaned back up. It's organized chaos down here... 😝

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Did I NEED special editions with fancy sprayed edges? No.

Did I BUY special editions with fancy sprayed edges? Yes. Yes, I did.

tjwill Those look like a need to me. 😍 3w
AmyG Ooooooo 🙌🏻 3w
Karkar Oh those are totally awesome. I am in love!!!! 3w
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RaeLovesToRead 😵😵😵😵 so awesome!!!! 3w
wanderinglynn Those are gorgeous! Where did you get them? 3w
katy4peas So cool! 😍😍😮 3w
Nessavamusic I have those on the way!! Can‘t wait 3w
Soubhiville I love them!!! 3w
Aims42 Beautiful 😍😍😍 3w
marleed Oh my gosh. I believe you needed this beauties! 3w
TNbookworm Gorgeous💙 3w
GondorGirl @wanderinglynn They were an Illumicrate special set. They're even signed! 3w
GondorGirl @Nessavamusic Okay, this might sound a little weird, but they smell REALLY good! 🤣 3w
marleed Gosh I wish I could draw or paint so I could color the edges on some of my own books! 3w
BiblioLitten So awesome! 3w
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Pippin is obsessed with this reusable bookstore bag. He tips it upright and hides so he can pop his head out when you walk past.

#CatsOfLitsy

Addison_Reads Adorable 😻 I have a Pippin too. He's a tuxedo kitty, but he prefers boxes that are way too small for him. 😂 4w
GondorGirl @Addison_Reads Aww! How sweet! My Pip is technically a tuxedo... he has a white cravat and a white merkin! 4w
BiblioLitten This is the most adorable thing! 4w
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Librariana What a fabulously brilliant kitty cat! 4w
JaneyWaneyB Oh that is too cute 😍 4w
Tamra Cute! 4w
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Thronebreakers | Rebecca Coffindaffer
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Look at the awesome preorder swag for Thronebreakers! The art print is GORGEOUS! My copy of the book is already signed, but the print, and magnet (and sticker) are going to be put up right away!

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We're up visiting my parents in Michigan & today we went to the property my dad's family has owned for generations. I haven't been there in 15 years, so it was fun to take my partner around all the trails & things I loved as a child. When we got down to the river he did the photographer thing, so I sat on these steps & read a bit of my book. Tomorrow we head back to the real world (& our busy holiday season), but this was a really nice respite.

Soubhiville “Did a photographer thing” 🤣 4w
GondorGirl @Soubhiville Dude, I have no idea. He had some of his old cameras with the real film, and some super macro thing... I don't understand any of it, but it makes him happy. 🤣 4w
Soubhiville Happy partners are good. Also, some reading time in that spot seems heavenly. So win-win! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡 5d
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The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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1. The Secret Garden. Or the Boxcar Children series. Or Harriet the Spy.

2. Sunny fall or sunny spring. 🌞

3. That my partner and parents get along so well. 🧡🧡

Thanks for the tag, @hannah-leeloo

#WonderousWednesday @eggs

StaceGhost those were a big top three for me too! Especially the Boxcar Children. There's a Boxcar museum in Pomfret near where my in-laws live and it's delightful 1mo
GondorGirl @StaceGhost I'm going to have to check that out if I'm in the area! 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 😍📚🙌🏻 1mo
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We're getting closer to the end of the year. Typically I read whatever I want until November, then actively try to finish my challenges. Well, I'm down to three letters for the #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge 2021.

Any suggestions for books which are written by authors whose last names start with I, Q, or X?

Susanita John Irving, Anna Quindlen for I and Q. 1mo
Susanita A few years ago I read this for X. Be advised it‘s depressing as hell. 1mo
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October was a weird month for me, reading wise. I haven't finished my bullet journal review for the month, but here's a quick overview with one of my favorites of the month tagged.

#OctoberReview #2021

DrexEdit My chart looks very similar! No one can say I'm stuck in a groove or anything! 😂 1mo
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My first in-person book event in 560 days (yes, I counted)! It's a tiny little book release (20 people max, all masked), for the first book in a four part holiday series... and the whole series will be out before this Christmas! I've got holiday cookies to eat later, the first book signed, and a bunch of swag... and Chelsea hadn't even started talking yet!

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"Maximum penalty for theft or misuse of postal property $1,000 fine and 3 years imprisonment."

Either Tommy can't read, or he's rebelling against the system. ?

#CatsOfLitsy

Chelleo Looks appropriate to me 😹😹😹 1mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 1mo
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The post didn't come yesterday due to weather, but our mail carrier just dropped this at the door. 😂 I count at least four book packages in there, as well as a couple letters...

#BookMail #LitsyLove

Crazeedi I love mail when it's like this!! 1mo
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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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This graphic novel managed to be very socially astute, while still remaining entertaining and having great character development. The new girl in school gets taken in by the popular girls (who also happen to be vigilante werewolves). They only kill the creeper boys, until maybe they don't. Will the squad survive the FBI, rival werewolves, and each other?

#GraphicNovel #LGBTQ+ #YA

GondorGirl @Branwen I think you'd enjoy this one. 1mo
Branwen I love the sound of this! 😍 I'm going to see if my library has it! 1mo
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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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A squad a werewolf girls who only eat predators? Sign me up! 🐺🌕

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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Candles, apple wine, and werewolves.
Seems like a good pick for a rainy evening.

Branwen Perfect! 😍 I've been wanting to read this! You'll have to let me kbow how it is! 1mo
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In an attempt to find more book space I've spent the afternoon moving all my graphic novels and comic trades into my office closet. The Marvel stuff is still in the guestroom and the graphic memoirs are downstairs... but at least I can find things easier now.

Chelleo 😍 1mo
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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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My signed copy of Squad showed up today, along with stickers, artwork, and alternate covers... I know what I'll be reading tomorrow!

#GraphicNovel #YA

LibrarianRyan I loved This! 1mo
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@Nutmegnc wanted to see my orange kitty, Fred-Fred, so here a recent picture to him overseeing DnD night.

#CatsOfLitsy

Nutmegnc He‘s purrfect!! 1mo
miaelisabet Aah he‘s so cute!! 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Look at the cute holiday ornament @hyperhawk and her mom got me!

DrJAdMerricksson Adorbs 2mo
Kayla.Adriena We just picked out this same ornament today! Such good bookish taste lol 2mo
GondorGirl @Kayla.Adriena That's awesome! I love books and s'mores are my favorite treat, so she picked out the perfect ornament for me. 2mo
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One bonus of being a part of #LitsyLove is that I have an excuse to buy more quirky Japanese stationary!

Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 2mo
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E. Lockhart is here promoting her new DC graphic novel. It's the first new Jewish character that DC has introduced in over 40 years. I stopped by just before opening and picked up a copy. She also signed a couple of books I brought from home.

#MC3

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Quick pic before we go masks on to serve the nerds at Motor City Comic Con. It's going to be a LONG weekend.

#Studio42Books #MC3

BookwormAHN Great pic and good luck 🍀 2mo
JamieArc I‘ll be there on Sunday! 2mo
GondorGirl @JamieArc We're in section G, if you have a chance to stop by. 😁 2mo
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AmyG Where is this? In Michigan? 2mo
GondorGirl @AmyG It's in Detroit, Michigan and runs the whole weekend. 2mo
AmyG Ahhhhh. Have fun! 2mo
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Another exciting day of making buttons. Our only indoor show this year happens this weekend and I've been spending a lot of time listening to audiobooks and finishing up stock.

If any of you littens happen to be at Motor City Comic Con stop by and say hello.

#Studio42Books #MC3

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On the porch on a crisp fall evening is one of my favorite places to read. 🍁🧡📚

Moony Wow such a cool and cute bookmark! ❤️ 2mo
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the nightengale | Kristin Hannah
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I got home from visiting my parents and found a whole stack of #LitsyLove letters and a thoughtful gift! I'm going to unwind tonight and will start responding tomorrow! ✉

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎁🧡

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy it arrived safely ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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This book absolutely wrecked me. Took me apart piece by piece before putting me back together again. I haven't cried this hard over a book in years. Beautiful and painful and absolutely everything. It gets all the stars.

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It's raining here in the woods, but I'm on the porch with a book and a campfire. An almost perfect fall afternoon. 🧡🧡

corireadslife I‘m sitting cozied up on my couch with The House in the Cerulean Sea. I can‘t wait to read Under The Whispering Door 📖 2mo
GondorGirl @corireadslife So far I like Cerulean slightly better, but Whispering is absolutely lovely and I'm going to miss it when it's finished. 2mo
wildwoodreads That looks heavenly 😍🍁 2mo
Andrea313 Looks absolutely perfect! ♥️ 2mo
kspenmoll So cozy! 2mo
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I'm so proud! 35 years after they got me my first library card, my parents now have their own!

They got a new car that doesn't have a CD player and were very sad they couldn't listen to audio books anymore. I'm visiting for a couple days, so now they have the Libby app and it's synced to their car. We're going to sit down tonight and I'll show mom how to use the app. 🧡🧡

AWildMandaPanda That‘s so sweet! 💛 2mo
Crazeedi That's very cool, such a good daughter!! 2mo
AlaMich I do that too, when I go home to see my dad and his partner, help with all the techy things. Unfortunately, I live in Chicago and they live in California, so it doesn‘t happen very often. 2mo
GondorGirl @AlaMich I'm lucky to be only 3.5 hours away. Plus, they live in the middle of the woods, so it's a wonderfully relaxing place for me to visit. 2mo
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Tommy is having a bit of a conjunctivitis flair up, so we're having snuggles on the porch while I read. You'd think he'd avoid me after having medicine squirted in his eyes, but you'd be wrong. Obviously my punishment is giving him extra chin stitches and cuddles.

#CatsOfLitsy

ravenlee I think cats are conflicted when it comes to medicine and vet visits - they blame the one responsible, but that‘s also the one who gives comfort, so…my cats have usually chosen comfort but thrown in the occasional glare so I know they haven‘t forgotten what I did. Hope he recovers soon! 2mo
TheSpineView Poor thing! 2mo
AmyG I hope he‘s better soon. 2mo
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TheRiehlDeal Hope he gets better soon. I didn‘t know cats could get pink eye. 2mo
GondorGirl @ravenlee @TheSpineView @amyg @TheRiehlDeal Tommy was REALLY sick as a baby it left his eyes scarred up and he's mostly blind. It also stunted his development. He's very sweet, but VERY dumb. He gets flare ups a couple times a year. Typically it clears up on its own, but occasionally we need medical help. He'll get all the cuddles he wants in the meantime. 2mo
marleed Poor Baby :( 2mo
Seekingtardis This pollen has me looking like Tommy‘s twin!! I hope he feels better soon and gets the best chin scritches ever!! (edited) 2mo
Lauredhel My Mr Bingley gets that too. And always bolts out of the room after the Evil Eye Ointment. But he forgives quickly. 2mo
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peanutnine Love this layout for a monthly wrap-up! 2mo
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George | Alex Gino
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Reading the tagged book in September filled in the last space on my #BeatTheBacklist2021 card! This was a really fun challenge and I read a few things I otherwise wouldn't have. I'll probably see about doing it again in 2022.

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This was my grandma's desk. She wrote every birthday card and holiday letter while sitting here looking out her livingroom window. When she passed away and my grandfather moved into a care home this was the only thing I wanted from their home.

Last year I brought the desk home, but didn't really use it for anything. Thanks to #LitsyLove I've wrote dozens of letters while sitting here. I love having this memory of my grandma in my everyday life.

LiteraryinLawrence What a lovely story! 2mo
Tamra So valuable! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks What a treasure ❤️ and so beautiful! 2mo
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Bookwomble Beautiful memories for you 💖 2mo
JamieArc Love this ❤️ 2mo
Susanita How charming! 2mo
ladym30 What a wonderful treasure you have!❤️ 2mo
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1. Seeing some friends after a year and a half!
2. The tagged book was damn near perfect.
3. I just finished Steven Rowley's The Guncle and I definitely had a love/hate with the main character!
4. Squishmallows. I realize they are silly stuffed toys, but they are the absolute perfect thing to hug after a bad day.

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚👏🏻🤗 2mo
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It has been a VERY long day, so Tommy and I are spending the evening on the sunporch with a new book. 🧡

#CatsOfLitsy

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My Barnes and Noble recipe has the most perfectly nerdy total! I couldn't have managed this if I tried.

Aims42 🤯😆 Love this!! 2mo
Bookwomble It's a sign from Douglas Adams! 😄 2mo
Moonprismpower Oh man I just finished the Dirk Gently series. Only two seasons!!!! You seen it? 2mo
GondorGirl @Moonprismpower I haven't. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of that type of dry British humor, but Douglas Adams is my partner's very favorite author ever and he enjoyed the show. 2mo
Moonprismpower I didn‘t think I‘d enjoy it. My bf introduced me to it. But I turned out to really like it. But I get you. 2mo
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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"And when you open your heart to rewilding a landscape, the truth is you're opening your heart to rewilding yourself."

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I have all three catboys as reading buddies tonight. 🧡🧡🧡

#CatsOfLitsy

DinoMom Cats make the best reading buddies ❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn Aw, so sweet! ❤️🐱🐱🐱 2mo
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1. Crisp cool weather! And colorful leaves! And pumpkins! And Halloween! And...
2. Hot apple cider.
3. Today is a rainy stay home kind of day, and I'm looking forward to the quiet.
4. Friends! I got to see a few last weekend for the first time in almost two years!

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love this post 🧡🍁👍🏼🍂❤️ 2mo
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I haven't had much chance to read in the last week, but my plan for today includes finishing this beautiful book (I'm going to cry, aren't I?) and then starting a new audiobook while working on a project for this weekend. It's going to be pouring rain all day, so I'm going to stay indoors with my stories. 🧡🌧📚

AmyG Oh, you‘ll definitely cry. 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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This is the face of an exhausted leatherworker. It's MiRF day two. I am far too old to be crashing on someone's couch during a show. We sold 14 novels yesterday (and a bunch of other stuff), so it was a good day, but I talked more yesterday than I have in the last year and a half. 😅

kspenmoll Talking can be exhausting when you have had such a long COVID break! 3mo
emtobiasz Love the mask! 3mo
CrowCAH That‘s great that sales are doing so well! Huzzah 🎉 📚 3mo
GondorGirl @emtobiasz possums are perfect creatures. 🧡🧡 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are too cute!! ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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My niece spent a few hours in our booth this afternoon. She was supposed to be helping with sales, but got distracted by our leather-bound version of Alice in Wonderland. I obviously didn't stop her. 🧡

#RaisingReaders

Aims42 Such a precious pic!! 😍 3mo
Chrissyreadit Nice! What was the event? 3mo
GondorGirl @Chrissyreadit The Michigan Renaissance Festival. 3mo
Chrissyreadit Fun!! I love Ren Fair‘s 3mo
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We took a no-mask photo before faire opened this morning. Excuse the fact that I have no makeup on the bottom half of my face. 🤣

#Studio42Books

kaysworld1 Your days looks sooooo much fun 🧡 3mo
Caroline2 Fab photo!! 🥰 3mo
corireadslife So fun!!! Love it! 💗 3mo
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everlocalwest Adorable! 3mo
robinb Love this! 😊 3mo
AmyG You look great! Have fun! 3mo
Branwen YOU LOOK SO AWESOME! 😃👍💖 Have SO much fun! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Great photo! Looks like a fun event! 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Great outfit! 3mo
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Tomorrow is the first in-person show I've done in well over a year. I'm not entirely ready to be back in the world, but we really need the income to get us through the fall. So, tomorrow and Sunday I'll be slinging books for #Studio42Books at the Michigan Renaissance Faire. Since I'm a giant knot of stress right now I'm going to spend the next hour finishing my audio book and enjoying this massage chair at my brother's house.

kspenmoll Best of luck in reentry… you can do it! Massage chair looks heavenly! Enjoy! 3mo
GondorGirl @kspenmoll Thank you! 😊 3mo
Branwen You've got this! 👍 Can't wait to hear how it goes! 💕 3mo
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GondorGirl @Branwen Thanks! I'm, like, 90% anxiety 10% excitement. 🤣😭 3mo
Kenziejo I almost bought this chair today. Then this is the first post I see on Litsy. I think it's a sign. Lol 3mo
GondorGirl @Kenziejo It's SO nice. I would recommend it. If it would fit in my car I'd try to take it home with me. 😁 3mo
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I've been on the wait list for ages! YES! 🎉🎉🎉

Bookishgal71 What is this? A members only bookstore?? 3mo
GondorGirl @Bookishgal71 It's an exclusive subscription service from Goldsboro. Every month you get a signed, numbered, limited edition scifi/fantasy book. Plus you get a discount on all of their other books, first pick of special editions, and bonus digital content. 3mo
wanderinglynn That sounds awesome! Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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The Halloween Cat | Christine Ricci
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While not exactly book related, I felt it important to let you folx know that for 3$ at Target you can buy Halloween socks for your #CatsOfLitsy.

Pippin was so excited about his socks that he temporarily forgot how to walk. 🤣 Now he's running around with one in his mouth, playing keep-away with his brother.

TheSpineView Adorable! 🧡 3mo
ravenlee Weighing the adorableness of my cat in these versus the difficulty in getting them on him in the first place and the likelihood he‘ll kill me in retaliation… 3mo
GondorGirl @ravenlee Honestly, Pip hates getting his claws clipped, so I expected him to fight me. But the socks are stretchy enough that I could stretch them open with him fingers and put it over his paw in one which motion. 3mo
Avanders 😹😻 love it 3mo
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Two days ago I started the first RELIC book at @Branwen's suggestion. I'm now starting the third book, so I guess I'm really enjoying them! 🤣