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Tomcat in Love by Tim O'Brien
Thank You, Santa | Margaret Wild

@kristafred Thank you for the secret Santa goodies! Can't wait to dig in to the books!

heikemarie Hey @Joybishoptx ! Just making sure you got your bookmarks. Post office says they were delivered but you never know! 5y
Joybishoptx I am so sorry it took me a while to reply but yes I got the bookmarks and I love them. Yours are on the way! 5y
Li_21 Hi joy! Did you get your #mybloodyvalentine package? 5y
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JenlovesJT47 Hi! Just wondering about the status of your MBVS package and if it's been mailed yet or not. Please let me know asap. Hope you are doing well! 5y
Wife Hello Joy. I‘m your #CupidGoesPostal match this year. USPS tracking says that the package I sent arrived well before 2/14, but I‘m concerned that I haven‘t seen an opening post from you. I know that you don‘t post often, but please let me know you received it. @mrbook @bookbabe @Avanders 5y
MayginReads @inwhichHeikereadsharder Did you end up getting your bookmark swap package? I didn't get mine and didn't see a post on your page, so was just curious if you also didn't get yours. I'm so sorry if that's the case! @Clwojick @LitsySwaps 5y
heikemarie @MayginReads I unfortunately didn‘t :( 5y
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Opened my #secretsantagoespostal but there's nothing indicating who sent it. Can I find out @Avanders @BookBabe @MrBook

MrBook What @Avanders said ☝🏻. 🍻 5y
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I think this is my #secretsantagoespostal! Can't wait to open it! @MrBook @BookBabble

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
MrBook We can check this one off, @Avanders 😎🙌🏻 5y
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I got this out two day priority so it should be there just in time. @Vbrrgirl vbrrits from me. I forgot to enclose the card. Sheesh! Thanks for organizing @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders #secretsantagoespostal

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 5y
Vbrrgirl @Joybishoptx thank you so much! Happy Holidays to your family!🌲📚🎁 5y
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Wow! What a great #bookmail day!!! Thank you so much for these goodies @MayginReads and @Mdargusch !!! Y'all are the best!!! #bookmarkswap thanks for hosting @Clwojick

Kendra.Diane So cute!! 5y
MayginReads You're welcome! Hope you like them! 5y
Clwojick Thanks for participating ❤️️❤️️ 5y
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Bostonmomx2 The owls.....so cute!! 5y
Joybishoptx Yes! I love the owls 5y
Mdargusch You‘re welcome. Looks like you have a nice selection! 5y
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Fun book. Quick read. Has the trademark Perkins love story, with a murder mystery to make things interesting.

Library | Sarah Stewart
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40 books added to my classroom library thanks to the generosity of people who gave through DonorsChoose.com.

Ashley_Nicoletto This is amazing! ❤️ 5y
ReadingSusan Yay! That‘s amazing! I love Donors Choose so much. It‘s such a wonderful feeling to donate. 5y
BookMaven407 Awesome! 📚👍👏👏 5y
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Joybishoptx @Ashley_Nicoletto @ReadingSusan @BookMaven407 it is amazing! We are doing a speed dating with books in February. Can't wait to share these with the kids. 5y
LorieL Donating books is such a wonderful way to Foster a love of reading in kids and teens! 💖💞💖 5y
Cinfhen That's awesome 5y
Joybishoptx @LorieL I'm very thankful. This is my third project to get books for my classroom. 5y
Joybishoptx @Cinfhen When the boxes came yesterday it helped put me in a little more of a holiday spirit. 5y
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I do believe Perkins will win, but I kind of want to read a book on my kindle next.

CocoReads My daughter just read the Perkins and said it was great. 5y
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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine

I enjoyed this even though I figured it out about halfway through. Still an enjoyable, fast paced mystery.

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Our humble tree.

Bookzombie Lovely tree! 5y
Joybishoptx Thank you! 5y
minkyb Very sweet and festive! 5y
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"A" is for Alibi | Sue Grafton

If you can, kindly finish this sentence: if you love Sue Grafton, you'll love...


Bookzombie I‘m not sure, but maybe the Callahan Garrity series. 5y
Bookzombie Also possibly, the Tess Monaghan series. Kinsey will always be my favorite though. 🙂 5y
Joybishoptx @Bookzombie thank you! 5y
minkyb I stopped around “M” I think. No real reason why. I enjoyed Kinsey. Try Deborah Knott by Margaret Maron! 5y
Joybishoptx Thanks @minkyb ! It's for a Christmas gift. 5y
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner

@Clwojick one of my bookmark friends hasn't gotten in touch with me. Can you Send me the usernames of my matches so I can try and figure this out?

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My boyfriend's family has a tradition of making sausage the Saturday after thanksgiving. He's ready to go!

398.2 Fun tradition! 5y
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I want this book. Gave my boyfriend a strong hint (I said I WANT THIS BOOK) SO hopefully I'll get it.

BookishMarginalia 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 5y
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Loving this book and this coffee.

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1. Bombs
2. Gloss
3. Yes
4. Pink and purple
5. Necklace

What? 365 Word Search Puzzles!! | J. D. Word JD Word Search Puzzles
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This is my day right now.

bookloo Yay! I love doing these and sudoku when I need to pass time. ☺️ 5y
Joybishoptx @bookloo these calm my mind in a mindless way. 5y
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Tomcat in Love | Tim O'Brien
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My SO chose this for me. We bought each other books to read at a fantastic used bookstore. It's really funny, which is useful right now.

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Needed some funny today. And my very own demon cat.

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I am not a self help book person, but I read this at 20 and it resonates just as well as 44. My journey to being whole is life long I guess.

Betty You're back!!! We missed you in #QGP1 @Bibliogeekery @Yellowpigeon @jsw @Yamich49 Joy is bacccck! (edited) 5y
Bibliogeekery I'm glad you're okay! 5y
Joybishoptx Awe thank You! I posted a little while ago. It's good to be back! 5y
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The Collector | John Fowles
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Juliet is ready for #readathon. First book is The Collector by John Fowles. Plan to finish this.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5y
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I'm curious. What are you spending your B & N credit on?

Suet624 Wow! That's a good amount of $$$ 5y
Joybishoptx The last one was $75. I feel like that just means I bought a lot of ebooks. 5y
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Friday's Child | Georgette Heyer
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1. Toni Morrison, Grady Hendrix
2. The Lore book that came out
3. Heck yeah!
4. Tiger
5. 80ish. Welcome to Texas!

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This is a nice cozy book for October. I love l
All things Lore.

Emiller I‘ve been listening to the podcast and love it. Will have to check out the book! 5y
Joybishoptx Yes the podcast is great! 5y
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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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This book is so much fun it‘s hard to focus on grading!

BekahB This is definitely going on my next book shopping list. 5y
Joybishoptx I highly recommend. My boyfriend and I bought two silly cover paperbacks yesterday as inspiration. 5y
vivastory This book is a total blast!! 5y
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13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher

Hello everyone. I am so sorry for my delayed absence. But I would like to be a part of this community again. We had a few tragedies in my family. I don‘t want to get in to details. I miss you all and hope you can forgive me for dropping off the reading groups. I miss Litsy a great deal.

Cinfhen Welcome back! I'm sorry for your absence but glad your back...there are a few buddy reads beginning October 1 and of course a whole bunch of new photo challenges! I think @WarpedSweetness posted a collage of challenges and I know @Reviewsbylola & @JenP are hosting buddy reads 5y
LauraBrook Glad to see you again! I'm sorry for all of the turmoil that's been going on in your life. 💔 Hope you get right back in the swing of things here, and that life is easier for you and your family from here on out! 5y
Joybishoptx Thank you for the kind words ladies. I‘ll check out those buddy reads! 5y
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jfalkens Hope everything is ok xxx and I'm glad your back 😊 5y
Bklover It‘s always good to get back to Litsy! 5y
ValerieAndBooks Good to see you again! I‘m sorry about things being extremely difficult for you lately. Hugs. Looking forward to your posts. It seems like Litsy has recently exploded with multiple photo challenges, book swaps, readalongs, etc , but I can‘t even keep up with all of them — it‘s up to you if you want to try 😊. 5y
Reviewsbylola Glad you're back but sorry to hear that you've had to deal with so much. 😞 5y
Jas16 I am so sorry you have been going through a difficult time but I'm glad to see you are back 5y
Joybishoptx Thank you all! 5y
TrishB Good to see you back 😀 5y
Yellowpigeon Glad to have you back💕 5y
tammysue Welcome back!☺️💕 5y
drbethandherkindle Welcome back! Littens will always be here for you!! ❤️ 5y
MyNamesParadise Awww!!! Welcome back! I've hardly been on myself but because of work taking over my life. 5y
cobwebmoth Good to hear from you again. *hugs* 5y
Joybishoptx Thank you all. I missed you. Lots of hugs back 5y
minkyb Glad you are here! 5y
vivastory I'm thrilled you've returned! I'm sorry to hear about your family's losses & tragedies. 5y
Joybishoptx Thank you ❤❤ 5y
ScientistSam Glad you're back, and sorry to hear you had tragedies in your family. 5y
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I miss Litsy! Life has been insane. I haven't been reading. Haven't been on Litsy. I miss my fellow littens....which rhymes with kittens. So hopefully I'll post more soon! I kind of feel like a hermit.

Mimi28 Miss you too!!! ❤❤❤ 6y
Joybishoptx @Mimi28 how are your kitties? 6y
Mimi28 Healthy physically but behavior wise-- another story, lol. I wonder how many real children 5 cats equals? Lol. How are you? 6y
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Joybishoptx @Mimi28 I think at least three! Haha! I'm glad they're healthy! I'm ok. Just life has been kind of insane but I'm getting back to normal. Finally! 6y
Mimi28 I'm glad things are getting back to normal. I'm kind of in a reading slump myself I have only been able to get through graphic novels. I need new glasses badly, bifocals in fact, my lenses now are really scratched up. With my insurance I won't get my new glasses for 2 months but that's not bad. 6y
Mimi28 Sorry if that was TMI. I hope things get better for you ❤❤ 6y
Joybishoptx @Mimi28 that wasn't TMI friend. Can you get some dollar store readers? Even with my super fancy expensive progressives I still wear my cheap readers when I'm power reading. 6y
kspenmoll I have been in & out myself due to life! Good to see you return; hope life stays sane- 6y
Mimi28 Thanks, friend 😊I don't know because I have a really bad astigmatism I have to wear glasses all the time or I get a headache even after about 10 minutes without them. 6y
Joybishoptx @kspenmoll thanks so much! 💕💕💕 6y
Joybishoptx @Mimi28 oh well that makes sense! Hope the two months goes by quickly! 6y
Mimi28 Thanks ❤❤ 6y
minkyb Hi! 6y
Jinjer @Mimi28 fellow astigmatic (is that a word?) here!🙋 6y
Mimi28 @Jinjer I don't know if that is a word, lol. Sounds about right 😉 6y
Blueberry Hope all is well with you....you haven't posted in a long while. 6y
BookishMarginalia Joy! We miss you! Please check in! 💜 6y
Cinfhen Just checking in....it's been months!!! #LitsyTimeMachine @RaimeyGallant #SmittenByLittens 5y
Joybishoptx Hello everyone. Thank you for your concern. A couple of truly tragic events kept me away from Litsy but I‘d like to reach out and be a part of the community again, if y‘all will have me. Thank you for thinking of me. 5y
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Has anyone read this? I'm enjoying it. And look at this fluff mound!

TheBookAddict Sooo cute! 😻💕🐱 6y
Joybishoptx @TheBookAddict isn't she? She was especially snugly this morning. 6y
TheBookAddict @Joybishoptx lol she is! Mine have also been extra snugly recently. Maybe it's spring kicking in 😆 or they just want us to stop paying too much attention to our books. 6y
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Joybishoptx @TheBookAddict yeah, I get a lot of "just put down the book" looks ??? 6y
TheBookAddict @Joybishoptx 😂 me too! 6y
shanebeth fluff!! 😻💕 6y
tpixie Aww! Cute kitty 🐱! 6y
DGRachel Soooo fluffy! 😻😻😻 6y
Betty @Joybishoptx does S/he like to be brushed? 6y
JessClark78 🐱❤️🙂 6y
Joybishoptx @shanebeth she's like a fluffy cloud with hidden daggers 6y
Joybishoptx @tpixie thanks! 6y
Joybishoptx @DGRachel extra fluffy! 6y
Joybishoptx @Betty no she doesn't. But thankfully she doesn't get mats. She's a strictly indoor kitty. So I think that helps. 6y
CherylDeFranceschi Eef! So fluffy!😻 6y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Ahh, this makes me want a cat so bad! 6y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 6y
saguarosally She's so fluffy I'm gonna die! (Name that quote ;) ) 6y
MCYmermaid Despicable Me? 6y
Faibka Cutie!!!! 😊💕💕😻 6y
Bibliogeekery I've read this book many times! 6y
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Tale of the Tome | Wil Knoble

Hey @Jinjer ! I will get your next book on its way to you this weekend. Same address?

Jinjer Yes ma'm! Still here in the Ozark foothills with da mama! 6y
Jinjer Just to let u know I have not received the next #gameoftomes book!😳😬 (edited) 6y
Joybishoptx @Jinjer ugh it came back to me yesterday. I'll get it out tomorrow. Sometimes the automated thing screws up the postage 6y
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Jinjer Whew! Glad it's at least safely in your hands! 6y
Joybishoptx @Jinjer yep! Going back out today. I'll send tracking info later. Sorry for the delay 6y
Jinjer Do you have the tracking info? I still haven't received it.😢 6y
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Snotty and sick and sound like a bull frog but I'm finally well enough to read and this book intrigues me.

LauraBeth Feel better soon! 💕💕 6y
Jas16 Get well soon 6y
Joybishoptx @LauraBeth @Jas16 thank you! 😘 6y
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Reviewsbylola Feel better! This is the only BOTM selection I didn't choose this month so I'm curious to see reviews. 6y
Camsmom2010 I live in Maine and North Pond is approx. 45 miles from where I live, so when they found Mr. Knight it was big news around here! Here is a link to one of our localNews channels doing an interview with the author. I couldn't help but feel sort of sad for him but very much impressed and being able to survive for so long! https://www.google.com/amp/www.wcsh6.com/amp//news/local/morning-report/stranger... 6y
vivastory Hope you feel better. Enjoy the book! 6y
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 6y
Joybishoptx @Reviewsbylola thank you! You have two accounts don't you? 😉 6y
Joybishoptx @Camsmom2010 that is so cool you live so close! It's a fascinating story. 6y
Joybishoptx @vivastory thank you. It's a good read so far! 6y
Reviewsbylola Yes. I considered a third but I decided it was overkill. 😂 6y
Joybishoptx @Reviewsbylola ha! I can see the temptation! 6y
AmandaL Feel better. This book looks interesting! 6y
minkyb This sounds fascinating. Feel better. 6y
Joybishoptx @AmandaL @minkyb I'm about half through and it's really good. 6y
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And now for something completely different...

BarbaraTheBibliophage These are fun! 6y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Reading this beautiful and haunting book, listening to old country music, and thinking of my grandma who taught me to read. I hope I make her proud.

Suet624 💕💕💕 6y
minkyb Lovely! 6y
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mklong I'm sure you do! 6y
Gina So sweet. My grandma said to me once "with all that reading you do your gonna be smart" I said "Oh no Grandma I only read junk" she said "it doesn't matter what you read as long as you are reading" I miss her so. 6y
Nebklvr Grandmas rock! The best are Pure love and wisdom 6y
Joybishoptx @Gina awe. Glad you had a good grandma too. Mine was the best. I miss her every day. 6y
Joybishoptx @Nebklvr yes they do. I hope I get to be one someday. 6y
RadicalReader @Joybishoptx what has been your favorite of all time book? 6y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Very very difficult day. But I got these books in the mail which I'm sure will be much beloved.

DGRachel Sorry you had a bad day, but yay for bookmail! Hopefully the rest of your week will be better! 6y
Joybishoptx @DGRachel thanks Rachel! 😘 6y
Daisey I just finished the Manga Classics version of Jane Eyre and really enjoyed it! 6y
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hyacinth That Jane Eyre book looks really pretty. 6y
Joybishoptx @Daisey yay! That is good to hear! 6y
Joybishoptx @hyacinth it is so pretty! 6y
minkyb Well at least you could come home to excellent book mail. 😊 6y
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Every Day | David Levithan
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@Yellowpigeon Thank you so much for the book! I can't wait to read it! AND a card with a cat?! 😻😻😻 And I remembered after I momentarily forgot. Forgive me 😊

Yellowpigeon I'm glad it arrived!! I hope you enjoy it 6y
Joybishoptx @Yellowpigeon I think I will. I'll let you know as soon as I read it 💕 6y
MelissaS I bought this book for my son (a reluctant teen reader) at Christmas and he truly enjoyed it! 6y
RadicalReader @Joybishoptx this book seems to be insanely awesome can't wait to check it out. Because of Litsy I found so many awesome books 6y
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Winners: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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I won the six weeks reading contest at work...Again! Woo hoo! And this TBR pile is getting out of control!!

Reviewsbylola Looking forward to The Dry and The Possessions. 6y
brutalbookworm Omg Right Behind You is so great!!! I won an ARC through Goodreads and couldn't put it down 6y
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Joybishoptx @Reviewsbylola I can't wait to read them either! 6y
Joybishoptx @brutalbookworm yay! I bought that on a whim. Wasn't really on my radar. 6y
brutalbookworm @Joybishoptx seriously she is one of my absolute favorite authors 6y
Joybishoptx @brutalbookworm oh it's part of a series! I hope I'm not lost 6y
minkyb Great selection! Nice win! 6y
MyNamesParadise Those are some good titles!! 6y
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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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Skipped out on a social obligation to stay home and read with Poochie. #notashamed

8little_paws Wise choice 6y
Libby1 I hear ya. 6y
BookNerdBritt I am just now beginning to accept the fact that self-care does not mean selfish. (Thanks, therapy!) You do you! 6y
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Joybishoptx @8little_paws @Libby1 thanks for the affirmation guys! And @BookNerdBritt I LOVE that saying. Putting it in my journal... 6y
Libby1 I love that too, @BookNerdBritt ! 6y
drbethandherkindle This is a perfectly good choice! I've done that too 6y
kspenmoll Listen to your heart❤ 6y
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The Prince and the Pooch | Caroline Leavitt
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I don't really know you but I saw all the pet photos and thought I'd tell you Poochie and Juliet say hello! #dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

Alfoster So sweet!😍 6y
Joybishoptx @Alfoster Thanks! They can't stand being in the same room together, but I still love them! 6y
sprainedbrain Awwww! 😍 6y
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SharonGoforth 🐶😻 6y
queerbookreader Hello I'm Claire your pets are so cute and fuzzy omg! Thank you for tagging me!! 💞 6y
Joybishoptx @lemonlime799 hi Claire! I'm Joy! They both love to snuggle. I hope they made you smile! 6y
CherylDeFranceschi Cute!!!! ❤️❤️ 6y
RadicalReader @Joybishoptx your kitty looks just like Church from Pet Sematary 6y
Faibka Cuties!!! 💕 6y
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The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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What's in a name? I enjoyed this book. I did see the end a long way off and that took some of the steam out of the story. But I still enjoyed the ride.

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#riotgrams #somethingpretty This commemorative key signed by the authors of Locke and Key....including Joe Hill! Soooooooo pretty!

tpixie Awesome! And a pretty lock 🔐! 6y
BekahB That's so cool! 😃 6y
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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This introvert had a very trying day. Let's just say my social anxiety was off the charts today. But I didn't cry in public or eat an entire box of Little Debbie cakes. So I won. Curling up with this book from @MidnightBookGirl and retreating for at least 24 hours. Thanks Littens for being awesome!

Megabooks Hug hug!! ❤️❤️ 6y
Libby1 (((Hugs))) 6y
Joybishoptx @Libby1 @Ebooksandcooks thanks y'all! 💕😻❤ 6y
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TheCanuckReader Introverts unite!....separately....in their own homes!😊 6y
Joybishoptx @TheCanuckReader I need that on a t shirt 6y
BekahB I hope you have a laid back, relaxing night. 🙂 6y
MidnightBookGirl Sorry for the rough day, but yay for spending alone time with Raven Boys! Hope you love it- Maggie is the best! 6y
Joybishoptx @BekahB thanks. I'm in my happy place now...bed with my Poochie. 6y
Joybishoptx @MidnightBookGirl Yes! I'm enjoying it so far! 6y
saresmoore That's a win, alright! 6y
Joybishoptx @saresmoore I take every one. Even the small ones. 6y
TheBookAddict I know how you feel. Hope you feel better. Enjoy your book. I hope your weekend is better! 😊💕 6y
Joybishoptx @TheBookAddict thanks so much ❤❤❤ 6y
vivastory Hope you have a weekend that's as stellar as you deserve! 6y
Joybishoptx @vivastory thank you kindly! Hopefully there's minimal human interaction 6y
hgrimes I know that feeling! 6y
arlenefinnigan I hear you. Have a great weekend x 6y
Joybishoptx @hgrimes it was so awkward! 6y
Joybishoptx @arlenefinnigan thanks so much! So far so good....because I haven't left home. 6y
MyNamesParadise Sorry about the social anxiety :/ I know the feeling. Have a nice weekend! 6y
Joybishoptx @MyNamesParadise Thank you! Sorry you deal with it too. So far so good today! 6y
BookNerdBritt I can so relate. I consider only crying once the mark of a successful day, so you're ahead of the game 😜💕 6y
minkyb Hope you are recuperating. 6y
Joybishoptx @minkyb I am thank you! Reading and horror movies! 6y
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The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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Y'all I got the cutest package today from @JenP with the nicest smelling bookish candles AND a free soap sample! Thank you so much! I was going to save a few to give as gifts but I don't want to part with any of them! I ordered from her Etsy shop which I will link in the comments.

LeahBergen Oh, this is wonderful! @JenP do you have an Infinite Jest one in the works? 😂😂 6y
JenP @LeahBergen I don't. Not sure what it would smell like since most of the smells so far mentioned in the book would be unpleasant 😂 6y
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JenP Wow, that was fast. I hope you like them all! And thanks for linking to it! 6y
LeahBergen @JenP Exactly! I was making myself slightly ill just thinking about it. 😳 6y
JenP @LeahBergen waste management candle 🤢 6y
LeahBergen @JenP Enfield Tennis Academy Locker Room soy candle (with extra Lemon Pledge). 6y
JenP @LeahBergen now that is a good one. 😜 6y
Joybishoptx @JenP @LeahBergen y'all are cracking me up! 6y
LeahBergen @Joybishoptx And turning you off the book, Infinite Jest. 😂 6y
Karen_V 😍 6y
drbethandherkindle Amazing! @JenP your shop looks fantastic! 6y
Joybishoptx @drbethandherkindle The package was so lovely. Really a treat to come home to today! 6y
drbethandherkindle @Joybishoptx I must know, did you also order the bag or was it already yours? I love it too! 6y
Joybishoptx @drbethandherkindle thank you! the bag is mine! My friends brought for me from Maine. It's L. L. Bean 😻 6y
JenP @drbethandherkindle aw, thank you. You are too kind. And I wish I could take credit for the bag too 😂 6y
drbethandherkindle @Joybishoptx @JenP LLBean bags are my favorite and I was hoping to find more sources for bags like them! But a new candle dealer is really all I need 6y
Joybishoptx @drbethandherkindle @JenP I'm burning Scout's Sweets right now and it's lovely. I'm a sucker for a great candle! 6y
JenP @Joybishoptx yay! The food ones are my favorite although they make me hungry. I'll be adding a cotton candy one soon. 😬 6y
Joybishoptx @JenP yummy! Can't wait! 6y
Yellowpigeon @JenP and @Joybishoptx I just ordered a few. They all sound so delightful 6y
JenP @Yellowpigeon I hope you like them! Norwegian Rain is one of my favorites. I make them to order so they will probably mail out Monday am. 6y
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Last night I took my children to Target to choose a Valentines gift. We were in the book area and my son held up a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird and said "Momma, remember when I didn't read this book last year?" He basically prides himself on never reading books he's assigned. The irony is he's always been an incredibly gifted reader. Oh well. At least my girl is a reader!

monkeygirlsmama How's he get away with not reading the assigned titles? LoL 6y
Joybishoptx @monkeygirlsmama He's really smart. He did read Kite Runner this year. Normally he just goes online and reads review and commentaries. He reads constantly for debate, but that's all informative. He's just not that in to novels. 6y
Reviewsbylola I had trouble with some of the assigned books in high school too. If they didn't interest me, I didn't read them. Like Catch 22. My favorite English class was as a senior when we could choose what we wanted to read. 6y
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Joybishoptx @Reviewsbylola He's read every single Walking Dead comic, all the Percy Jackson books, Old Man and the Sea and Kite Runner. That's about as far as his fiction reading goes. He would rather research topics. Which is fine. But I'm not sure how he's going to get through AP English the next two years. If they read a book in class he's fine. He drives me crazy. 6y
Reviewsbylola It would make me crazy too! I have a 17 year old and I would be annoyed. At least keep it to yourself if you're not going to do your assignments. 😂 6y
Soozanne I've always hated being told what to read. I understand him 100%. 😉 I didn't read To Kill A Mockingbird until about four years ago and I thoroughly loved it! He'll probably read it eventually - when it's HIS idea. Don't you love the stubborn ones? 6y
Joybishoptx @Soozanne I have nothing but stubborn ones! 6y
Soozanne 😀 6y
minkyb Lovely photo! 6y
Joybishoptx @minkyb thank you! 6y
Jinjer Aw what a great photo!!! 6y
Joybishoptx @Jinjer thank you! 6y
ValerieAndBooks Great pic of the two of you! Pikes Peak...I used to live with a view of that from my backyard 😍 6y
Joybishoptx @ValerieAndBooks thank you! Oh I love Colorado Springs! My little Houston babies sure were shocked to see snow at the top of the mountain...in June! Haha! 6y
ValerieAndBooks 😊. So did you get to go to the top and have their famous donuts? 6y
Joybishoptx @ValerieAndBooks we didn't have the donuts. They were closed. But we did go to the top! We lasted in the freezing snow about five minutes. 6y
Jinjer We need more Mom & Son photos from other Littens. So nice to see the sweet relationship. 6y
Joybishoptx @Jinjer Awe thanks! He's a good boy 6y
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Dog Loves Books | Louise Yates
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Poochie took a moment out of her busy day of love to pose with my Valentine's flowers from my partner and say hello! Happy Valentine's Day! #dogsoflitsy

BookishMarginalia Hi there, #Poochie, you cutie pie! 6y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤️🐶 6y
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britt_brooke Cutie! 6y
Joybishoptx @CherylDeFranceschi @britt_brooke thanks! Despite her affection for destruction we will keep her. 6y
kylienoele 😍🐶💘💘 6y
Mimi28 Aaaawwwww!!! ❤❤❤ 6y
mabell Too cute! Those ears! ❤️ 6y
Heatheringheights Omg. So adorable. 6y
Branwen Awww! Simply too cute! ♡ 6y
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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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I really enjoyed this book. A thoughtful rumination about loss and memory and our hunger for explanation. It is not horror, or mystery. And it doesn't follow a traditional type of narrative. There are shifts in point of view and time that are fluid and not always clear but to me that's the beauty of the prose. I can see why some didn't like it or were confused. To me it was lovely. Set in Iowa...pictured here from google

Joybishoptx I feel like the marketing for this book is all wrong. And that makes me sad. 6y
Aseleener I agree about the marketing. I was disappointed. 6y
Joybishoptx @Aseleener I can understand that. I didn't read his other book, but I do feel like this book is being hyped as horror, and I don't think it's horror at all. 6y
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8little_paws Oh God I cannot cannot cannot wait for this book. Based on your review, you should read his first book if you liked this. 6y
Joybishoptx @8little_paws I added it to my Goodreads. I really like his style 6y
kylienoele I saw this book today and your review has made me want to get it!! I'm glad you liked it! 6y
Joybishoptx @kylienoele I really enjoyed it. Not at all what I expected. 6y
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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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One of my sweet students gave me this Valentine. I don't get many gifts since I teach seniors, but the ones I get are always very special to me.

mom2bugnbee I love that your student is quoting a Supernatural guy! 😉 6y
LauraBeth This is so sweet 💕 6y
TrishB You have to be even more special to get them from seniors! 6y
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Joybishoptx @mom2bugnbee yeah, she knows I love Supernatural. Haha! 6y
Joybishoptx @LauraBeth yeah, pretty cute! 6y
Joybishoptx @TrishB I know! 6y
Texreader And Jared is from my neck of the woods, San Antonio! That's so sweet 6y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Thanks to insomnia, I woke up at EXACTLY midnight. of course, I opened my #cupidgoespostal package! @MidnightBookGirl - Kate! - thank you sooooooo much!
1. Super cute "book nerd" magnet
2. Lady Macbeth soap! "Out damn spot!"
3. Pencil case with...books!...on it!
4. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys - yes!
5. A SIGNED copy of The Raven Boys!!! How cool!!!!'
Thank you so much! I LOVE it all! ???
Many thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organizing!

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 6y
JPeterson I've been eyeing Slasher Girls and Monster Boys! Can't wait to see what you think of if! 😊 6y
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MidnightBookGirl I'm so glad you liked it! I'm also super glad that @BookishMarginalia gave me your name- it was like winning the Horror Book Reading Friend Lottery. 6y
Joybishoptx @JPeterson I can't wait to read it! 6y
Joybishoptx @MidnightBookGirl haha! It makes gift giving easy 6y
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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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Pink is my signature color! I love pink! Pink is everywhere in my life! #riotgrams #PinkCovees

Reviewsbylola Good As Gone definitely has a cover that packs a punch! It makes me happy every time I see my copy. 6y
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Untitled | Unknown
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So what are some of your favorite Etsy shops or items for bookish things? This includes book themed or planner related items. I have a gift card...
These stickers are from the Peanut Butter Taco shop!

KirstieE Check out 'the woods avenue' shop , they have the cutest magnetic bookmarks 💕 6y
SusanInTiburon I've found some wonderful hand-painted bookmarks on Etsy ... many to choose from, so many talented artists. Have fun shopping! 6y
JenP I sell book-inspired soy candles on Litsy 😁 so my store is my favorite 😂 6y
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Joybishoptx @JenP that's awesome! I love candles and they make great gifts for other books fans! Thanks! 6y
Joybishoptx @SusanInTiburon oh those sound fun! I don't have any of those! 6y
Joybishoptx @KirstieE I will! Thank you! 6y
Joybishoptx @JenP what is the name of your store? 6y
LiteraryinLawrence My favorite shops for bookish items are "welovetocreate" and "LucianaFrigerio"! 6y
Suzze A Bookworm Creates 6y
vivastory I'm a huge fan of Obvious State. They do wonderful prints & other bookish items. 6y
Suzze AJB Design Shop 6y
Joybishoptx @LiteraryinLititz @Suzze @vivastory thanks! I can't wait to shop tomorrow! @JenP 6y
BraveNewBooks @vivastory I second the Obvious State recommendation! The owners always come to #BookRiotLive and they are SO NICE. 6y
hyacinth I love stickers. Thanks for letting us know about this store 6y
saguarosally Enabling? 😄I keep saying I'm going to relaunch saguarosally... 6y
Joybishoptx @saguarosally I prefer to call it "inspiring" 6y
minkyb Oh my, dangerous (she types while smiling) 6y
Fortifiedbybooks Wrecking Ball Designs by @estellasrevenge is my fave planner sticker shop on Etsy. 6y
Joybishoptx @Fortifiedbybooks thanks! I will check them out! 6y
Joybishoptx @estellasrevenge yeah and I'm the crazy lady that bought a ton of stickers yesterday! I can't wait to use them! 6y
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Cute book. Very light hearted frothy YA romance. If you enjoy that kind of book, you will probably love this one!

MarriedtoMrT I'm really looking forward to this one! 6y
Joybishoptx @MarriedtoMrT It's really cute! 6y
MariaC I'm also really looking forward to this one! Sounds like it will be a fun read. 6y
Joybishoptx @MariaC It was fun! 6y
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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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This was my #bookhaul today. But I left about three behind that I really want. That's ok. There's always tomorrow... #addictedtobooks

BekahB Universal Harvester looks so good! I bought a few books today too, but my bookstore didn't have that one in. It was probably a good thing for my wallet. 😄 6y
Gayan I know what you mean. I put two books down at Target but I also brought home The Husband's Secret. 6y
Joybishoptx @Gayan Husband's Secret was on sale...so as I said to my partner "I HAVE to get it" 6y
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Joybishoptx @BekahB It's a really cool cover and sounds intriguing. 6y
vivastory Look forward to your thoughts on "Universal Harvester." It looks interesting. 6y
Joybishoptx @vivastory I'll let you know. I saw it mentioned in a few different places and I'm a sucker for a good cover. 6y
KirstieE Anna ! 💕 6y
Joybishoptx @KirstieE it's a gift. I swear, I have given away so many copies of this book! 6y
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