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IndoorDame

Joined October 2018

You‘re never too old for picture books DotsWordsandWhispers.wixsite.com/bookreviews
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Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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This story was truly creepy in the best possible way. It showcased a dark side in people usually keep hidden.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 3w
IndoorDame @Jee_HookedOnBookz I really did 😊Thank you for making that possible! ❤️ 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @IndoorDame you're so welcome! Just got your mail! Love reading your letter! Thank you! ❤️ 😘 3w
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JohannaRose I loved this book. There‘s also a tv show on HBO of this book. 3w
TheBookHippie Did you get books in the mail from me??? 2d
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie yes, amazing package! I‘m so sorry I haven‘t posted anything yet so Misty and everyone can see that it came cause I love what you sent and am so grateful to you guys for everything! - I had a flare up of my CFS and haven‘t made it online much in the last few weeks, I actually have several photos waiting to be posted/taken, but school is finally out here and I‘m slowly getting back on top of things so hopefully they will be up soon❤️ 2d
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame yay. No problem!!! I just didn‘t want it lost!! Take care of you!!! 2d
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I have a hard time believing that books are going to live up to the hype when they get too much buzz, but, for me, this one not only lived up to it but outpaced it

This was the all-time best full-cast recorded audiobook I‘ve listened to! I loved being in this world so much that when it ended I just played it over again like a record, and slightly different things stood out the second time through so that was neat

#booked2019 #featuresamusician

4thhouseontheleft I think I‘ll try the #audiobook version for this! 3w
Crazeedi I will be writing back soon!!#litsylove 3w
Cinfhen I bet the audio adds to the story @4thhouseontheleft 💕💕💕 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I may reread with audio—someday! 👊🏻♥️📚 3w
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I just signed up for the #bookfitnesschallenge by @wanderinglynn

When you live with chronic illness it‘s tough to set fitness goals that will challenge you without setting you back. This is what I landed on, we‘ll see how it goes...

Daily fitness goals:
Stretching
Walk around the block
1 restorative yoga pose

Weekly fitness goals:
2 full yoga sessions
2 qigong sessions

Reading goals:
(at least) 1 audiobook per week

Chrissyreadit @IndoorDame thank you for sharing! I have had a recurrence of horrible chronic pain but would love to attempt this challenge. Your post has inspired me. 3w
IndoorDame @Chrissyreadit I‘m glad! I‘d love to have your company 😊 3w
Kaye Good for you ! I think we each have to set our own realistic goals that we can meet, all depending on our circumstances. Heck, I tried Jazzercise back when I was still a Spring Chicken 🐓 and was always 17 steps behind everyone else. 3w
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wanderinglynn @chrissyreadit I opened it up so that the goals can be dietary/nutritional or mental fitness. So there are options. And even with a physical fitness goal, it‘s your goal, so it‘s whatever works for you. ☺️ 3w
wanderinglynn @IndoorDame so happy you‘re joining us! 😀 3w
4thhouseontheleft I‘m so glad you‘re joining in! Chronic pain sucks. ❣️❣️ That‘s great you‘re finding a way to increase your health and wellness without triggering your chronic pain. 💞 3w
IndoorDame @4thhouseontheleft @Kaye @wanderinglynn thanks for the support you guys! I‘m excited about this :) (edited) 3w
nelehelen Yay! I‘m gonna join too! Can‘t wait to do this all with you. ♥️ 3w
julesG Darn! Those are really good goals! 3w
Kaye 💚 3w
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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April Wrap-Up

10 books

9 women authors
1 author of color
2 Booked2019 titles
1 memoir
2 poetry
2 audiobooks

Tagged book was my favorite!

erzascarletbookgasm Good month of diverse reading 👍 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome job! 📖💖 4w
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Mystery Society | Steve Niles
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So excited to have received my #mysterymessageswap match! I brainstormed ideas today and got straight to work on this- such a fun project! Thank you for organizing this Tamara!

Jee_HookedOnBookz Me too, Adina! I hope this little book with messages will appear as what I have pictured in my mind 😅 4w
TheReadingMermaid You're welcome sweetie. This is going to be fun!!! 4w
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The Mailbox | Audrey Shafer
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Finally caught up on my #jb and #litsylove replies! Everyone waiting for letters from me should (hopefully!) be receiving one soon :)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 4w
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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The movie follows this closely, but as usual the book is more magical. This was a quick read that I can imagine going back to again and again. I‘ll have to look out for a copy of my own.

#booked2019 #booked2019fall #15 booktomovie

erzascarletbookgasm I love this edition, really captures the story. 4w
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love the cover! 4w
Cinfhen I haven‘t had much luck with Gaiman, maybe I should try this book💖 (edited) 3w
IndoorDame @Cinfhen it‘s told in a classic folk tale style if that appeals :) 3w
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Just finished this #lmpbc pick from @MaleficentBookDragon which I really enjoyed! It brought a piece of American history to life while being just spooky enough to stay fun and unexpected. Ashley, I‘m hoping to get this in the mail to you on Monday :) Hope you all have fun with this one too!

BookwormAHN Great, I'm looking forward to reading it. 4w
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Lyric Poems | John Keats
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Just got home from a lovely but exhausting holiday weekend to find this edition of Keats waiting for me. Thank you Christine! I‘m looking forward to spending the day resting and reading this :-)
#litsylove @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie ❤️ 1mo
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This was extremely well done! I‘d like to get a paper copy of this later in the year and reread certain parts because I realized as I was listening to the audiobook that I‘m just too visual to follow all the details of historical politics (without a narrative structure) verbally. But I learned a lot and this was definitely a pick for me. Plus it‘s been in my queue for a while and fills a #booked2019 prompt 14- Muslim author or main character.

Cinfhen Still haven‘t read this one 🙈 1mo
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I just opened this birthday AMAZING package from @Jee_HookedOnBookz

I‘ve been wanting to read this book for such a long time! Thank you for thinking of me and assembling such an awesome collection of fun bookish goodies: ) You‘re the best! The next few days are a holiday for me, but I‘ll write you next week 💕

Jee_HookedOnBookz Yayyyy glad it arrived safely! Enjoy! ❤️❤️ Please take your time in replying. Enjoy your holiday! Relax! 😊😘💕 1mo
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I want to thank all the Littens who have sent me sweet messages, birthday cards, fun stickers, well wishes for the coming year and bookmarks for my collection this month. I won‘t succeed at tagging everyone so I‘m not going to try, but please know you‘ve all made me so very happy and that I value your friendship and and all the love and support you send me way.

#jb #litsylove #birthdaylove

Redwritinghood I hope you had a wonderful birthday! 1mo
IndoorDame @Redwritinghood Thank you! It‘s been just what I‘d hoped :) 1mo
rubyslippersreads Happy belated 🎂🎂🎂! 🎉🦖 1mo
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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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Arrived home after a stressful day to find a surprise birthday package from @Soubhiville with this lovely selection from my litsy TBR! Thank you dear! You‘re a gem! And you‘ve cheered me up immensely - can‘t wait to get started on this :-)

Soubhiville You‘re welcome! For some reason I‘m just seeing this tag now 🤷‍♀️. Happy Birthday!🎂🎈🎁 1mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Just finished this lovely gift from @CareBear - thank you for sending it my way! It was lyrical and spooky. The perfect thing to curl up with on a rest day. :-)
#ReadingUSA2019 #Vermont

MaleficentBookDragon Loved this one. 1mo
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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📀 I‘m Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado
♈️ Aries
📖 Herman‘s Hesse has several books that have each influenced me deeply at various points in my life
❤️ @TheBookHippie
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Thanks to @BookwormAHN for the tag, this was a fun one!

BookwormAHN 😸 1mo
Eggs ❤️ HH 1mo
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Not a fun read, but an interesting one. I liked hearing women in such different circumstances having the exact same conversation I‘ve had with my own women friends. And I thought the Towes did a great job of crafting voices of smart but completely uneducated women trying to think through complicated problems.

#booked2019
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Prompt 21- New in 2019
 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I thought this book was brilliant and at the same time infuriating. And based on true events 😢😱 1mo
IndoorDame @Cinfhen the based on true events part is actually what drew me to it initially. I‘ve been anticipating its release. But yes, infuriating (edited) 1mo
SamAnne Just put this on my read list after reading the New York Times review last week. 1mo
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Just opened this amazing package from @MaleficentBookDragon so excited to dive into the next book in this round of #lmpbc group k and all the rest of these goodies! Thank you for putting this together for me 🙏 😊😘

MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad you like everything. Enjoy! 1mo
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Mehso-so

I picked this out for #booked2019 “favorite place” back at the start of the year and it lingered on my tbr shelf. When I actually got into it it wasn‘t quite what I expected. I think you have to read books at the right time for them to resonate, and there were enough moments in here I loved that I‘m guessing this book would‘ve really spoken to me if I‘d picked it up when I was in a different place. As it was it seemed uneven, and fell a bit flat.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on pushing through, although I‘d say the same if you‘d DNFd. I remember seeing mixed reviews for this when it came out. 2mo
Cinfhen Echoing @BarbaraTheBibliophage well done on completing the prompt 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗😘💗 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love reading your list and getting to know you better :) thank you for sharing! 2mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I was intrigued enough by the plot that I was compelled to continue to the end, but the execution seemed lackluster to me. I was a bit bored and don‘t think I‘ll be picking up another by this author.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Just finished the audiobook version of this. Definitely a 5 ⭐️ read for me! I was actually surprised and delighted that it lived up to the numerous glowing recommendations I‘d heard before reading this one, as I could tell early on its not a pace I typically enjoy lately, but maybe I‘m reconnecting with my literary roots, or maybe this is just that well done. Either way 👍🙌🏽👏

AmyG Yes...it‘s such a wonderful book. 2mo
Kerrioke That‘s one of my favorites! 2mo
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Rainbow writing | Eve Merriam
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Christine, I want to thank you again for sending me this. I‘ve been glancing at this rainbow typewriter on the bookshelf all month and smiling, and today I started my day by picking it up. I had no recollection of the name Eve Merriam, or specific memories of reading this, but all the poems are familiar. Unlike other similar de ja vu like experiences, I find that oddly comforting when it happens reading poetry.
💜♥️❤️🧡💛💚💙

TheBookHippie ❤️🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 2mo
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Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Poems | Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Now tell me if that any is,
For gift or grace, surpassing this:
He giveth his belovèd-sleep.
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What do we give our beloved?
A little faith all undisproved,
A little dust to overweep,
And bitter memories to make
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The Book of Beloved | Carolyn Haines
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March wrap-up

4 books:

1 chunkster
2 female authors
I volume of poetry
1 arc

The tagged volume helped get me out of a bit of a reading slump

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Song

Thyrsis, when we parted, swore
Ere the spring he would return –
Ah what means yon violet flower!
And the bud that decks the thorn!
‘Twas was the lark that upward sprung!
‘Twas the nightingale that sung!

Idle notes! untimely green!
Why is this unavailing haste?
Western gales and skies serene
Speak not always winter past.
Cease, my doubt, my fear is to move,
Spare the honor of my life.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I read this in fits and starts. It took me the whole month. But it‘s the first real #chunkster I‘ve finished in ages (850 pages), and I enjoyed it. The writing was excellent, and the constantly shifting intense emotional landscape suited me at the moment.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💙💙 2mo
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The Book of Beloved | Carolyn Haines
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Greetings group k - I really enjoyed this! I hope you have fun with it as it comes your way! Ashley, it should make it‘s way to you by mid week. I‘ll save any spoilers and let you all form your own opinions as you read. Cheers!
#lmpbc

umbrellagirl I need to mail mine! Are the addresses in the email? 2mo
IndoorDame @umbrellagirl I remember them being a few places but I pulled them from a screen grab within the email where we all chatted about final book selections and package deets 2mo
umbrellagirl @IndoorDame Found it! It was an attachment so I didn‘t see it right away. Phew. 2mo
BookwormAHN I'm looking forward to reading it 😺 2mo
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Monsters on Trial | Mike Hourston
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My first 1⭐️read in ages 👎🏽. This brought up interesting ideas about racism, multicultural societies, and minority rights. And it was set up as a fun paranormal horror romp - sorta campy and slightly noir. All reasons I wanted to like it way more than I did, but I just couldn‘t get over feeling like I was reading a draft of a novel instead of a polished book. Almost abandoned it several times.

Laura317 With a vampire as attorney, would he have to go to Night Court? 🤔 2mo
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The Postmaster: Selected Stories | Rabindranath Tagore
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Spent the night catching up on my correspondence while I couldn‘t sleep. #jb #litsylove #happymail

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
Soubhiville Wow! 2mo
SmartSassery So many that's awesome! 2mo
mvegabec Yay.. I love litzylove!!!💗💗💗💗 2mo
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The Book of Beloved | Carolyn Haines
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I started our book and for #lmpbc and am really enjoying it so far! (I‘ve been writing in this one in purple) I don‘t want to give anything away(I‘m not really far enough along for spoilers yet anyway) but I just got my first few glimpses of our ghost 👻- can‘t wait to find out who it is!

BookwormAHN 😸 2mo
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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Bailedbailed

I remember this getting a lot of hype when it first came out, so I‘m sure there are tons of readers out there who this book really speaks to. Sadly I wasn‘t one of them. Moving on to new material.

wordzie Is she supposed to look like a unicorn? Or is it just me? 3mo
BiblioLitten @wordzie I was wondering the same thing! 2mo
IndoorDame @BiblioLitten @wordzie not sure about the cover art. definitely a strange unicorn costume. but in one of the chapters I did actually listen to she describes getting that as a nickname in grade school because of a wart in the middle of her forehead... 2mo
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@Jas16 sent me this title from my Litsy TBR! thank you so much!! 💜your generous spirit made my day and I can't wait to read this! 🙌

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s so good!!! And Jennifer is awesome!! ❤️❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville Yay! This is on my TBR for in the next couple of months too! 3mo
AmyG It‘s such a good book. 3mo
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Jas16 I am so glad it arrived! I loved this book and hope that you do as well! 3mo
Kdgordon88 Such a great book! One of my all time favorites. 3mo
Crazeedi Great book 2mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Feel like I haven‘t been reading much lately, but I managed to find a little quiet time before work to sit down and be transported to Scotland today 🙌🏽

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Untitled | Unknown
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#litsylove #litsylovesurvey
1) reading, photography, cooking/baking, journaling
2) mystery, thriller, contemporary fiction, ya dystopia/fantasy, poetry
3) nope 😿
4) ✅
5) books, journals, bookmarks, crystals
6) I watch way too much tv, I love discovering new flavors of tea, I like to craft but am constantly leaving projects half finished, I live in a tiny studio apartment that doesn‘t have nearly enough room for all the books I want

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The Postman | David Brin
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Had a tough morning and came home to find these lovely treasures waiting for me along with a letter from @TheBookHippie Best surprise ever! Thank you so much for thinking of me when you found these😄

TheBookHippie YAY!!!!❤️❤️❤️📚 3mo
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The Mailbox: A Novel | Marybeth Whalen
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The collection of #jb letters I collected from the mailbox this morning arrived on particularly beautiful stationary cards. Thank you to @BookwormAHN @AmyG @Butterfinger @kaye @DoonTheGoon @Soubhiville for the stickers tea and lovely letters. You guys rock!

BookwormAHN 😺😺 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I finally got Libby working properly on my phone today! I‘m in love 😍 😻 The first time I downloaded it a while back it couldn't load any comment for some reason, but now I may read this way all the time.

sprainedbrain Love Libby! ❤️ 3mo
Aimeesue Yay! Free books! 3mo
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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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I had a slow reading month. Spent a few weeks to sick to do much of anything but sleep and watch bad tv. Here‘s to hoping for better days in March!
February Wrap Up:
Total books read 9
Women Authors 8
Authors of Color 3
Non-fiction 3
Audiobooks 2

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Here‘s to an even better March!! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks good to me! 📚💖 3mo
LazyDays I really enjoyed Garden Spell! Did you? 3mo
IndoorDame @LazyDays yes I loved it! 3mo
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Kayla1996 THIS IS SO SO HARD OMG 3mo
IndoorDame @Kayla1996 haha 😆 yeah, sometimes I don‘t answer the getting to know you questions cause they‘re too hard, but usually it‘s fun 😊 3mo
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I appreciated the ways in which this was difficult. I think ya novels have a tendency to gloss over hard subjects w/ moralizing & fairy tale endings when they should embrace the messy world young people live in. I didn‘t find this to be as I‘d expected from the hype (but I think that‘s mostly a personal thing compared with other stuff I‘ve read). I‘ll read the sequel cause I‘m invested in the world, but it works fairly well as a stand-alone.

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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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Spent the last few days reading this lovely title that @Chrissyreadit sent me for our #jbminiswap and really enjoyed it - thank you for choosing it for me!

It invited me to read it really slowly which was a nice change of pace. It ended up being just the kind of romance I like - thoughtful and uplifting

Chrissyreadit Yay! I loved this book. I‘m glad you liked it. 3mo
Dragon Loved this book 🍎 3mo
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1. people and so engaged and happy to be here
2. I‘d like to be able to zoom in on the photos people posted to read quotes more easily! (bonus- technically this would also probably mean we could save without screenshots)
3. #poetrymatters
4. I read more bestsellers from all the great reviews and now I can talk about books with way more people even if they aren‘t die hard readers
5. @TrishB
#litsyedition @BiblioLitten

TrishB Zooming in on pics would be great! 3mo
BiblioLitten I agree. 😊 They really need to work on their photo features. 3mo
LazyDays Aww #poetrymatters 💗💗 likes you too. 3mo
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The Last Ride Together
By Robert Browning

This one‘s a little long to post so you can read it here if you‘re interested
https://www.bartleby.com/42/665.html

#poetrymatters #together @TheSpineView @LazyDays

TheSpineView ❤❤ 3mo
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TheSpineView I love Frost!❤❤❤ 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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It took me a full 1/3 of the book to really get into this on audio and start taking in what she was saying with ease, but once I passed that point I saw why everyone is in love with this. Michelle was exactly as I expected even though I learned so many new details about her life and Barack‘s. She is a powerful person.

FreeReadAndWrite This was the only autobiography i DONT recommend audio on now. I think she's too used to giving speeches 3mo
IndoorDame @FreeReadAndWrite interesting point. I wonder if that‘s why it took me so long to get into this 3mo
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