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LA_Mead

LA_Mead

Joined May 2016

Writer, editor, teacher.
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The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
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The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory
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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
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1. #IMOMSOHARD 2. These Witches Don‘t Burn 3. American Royals #weekendresds @rachelsbrittain

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One of two current TBR towers... #booknerdproblems

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1. Hershey bars. 2. Gum 3. Watching scary movies and devouring mini chocolate bars... for at least 10 years 4. A Halloween fairy, because I get to wear a long, black tutu dress (I have a ridiculous number of tutus in my closet...) 🧚🏻‍♀️

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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Thanksgiving at the cottage wouldn‘t be complete without a good book and some tea!

JoScho This place looks amazing! 1w
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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1. Always! 2. I have a LOT of tutus, so I tend to wear one of those as the centre of my costume. 3. Pumpkins! #wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yay! Thanks for playing 🎃 2w
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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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I have a few more #poutinepenpals letters to go out today! @PurpleyPumpkin @sherryvdh @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ....more to come! If you haven‘t heard from me in a while, more letters are on the way 😊

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a great coloring page! 2w
PurpleyPumpkin I‘ve been trying to write and send out some letters for a few weeks now. But life keeps getting in the way! Hopefully, I can get to writing this weekend. 😉👍🏽 2w
sherryvdh I need to write some too! Hopefully soon. 2w
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LA_Mead @Riveted_Reader_Melissa isn‘t it though? I found them at a local bookstore! 2w
LA_Mead @PurpleyPumpkin it sure does! It‘s been mayhem around my house as of late now that baby V is on the move! 2w
LA_Mead @sherryvdh 😊 it‘s always fun when I get a chance to sit down and write, but so hard to fit it into a day! 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Hey Lauren - just wanted to let you know that I received your amazing postcard! It's beautiful and I knew what it was right away, Hermione concocting polyjuice potion! I love postcards and HP, so I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. I'll be writing back soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.💜 2w
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This book is seriously blowing my mind! It‘s a great pep talk before I start work for the day.

Ashley_Nicoletto I really enjoy her optimism! 4w
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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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What better way to spend the night while I rock a teething baby than to read a new Jasmine Guillory book? #whoneedssleep?

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@KarynGood thank you so much for the lovely birthday surprise!!! I‘m really looking forward to reading this! ❤️😍📚

KarynGood Yay! It arrived! Enjoy! 2mo
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Oh my goodness! Thank you for the lovely birthday surprise, @FantasyChick ! I love it! ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m really looking forward to reading this!

FantasyChick That was quick! You're welcome 😊 I absolutely loved this book so I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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Suspicious Minds | Gwenda Bond
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I was skeptical, but this book is great! I like that you get to see into Dr. Brenner‘s mind just a little bit.

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An Easy Death | Charlaine Harris
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I found this book completely by chance and now I‘m obsessed with it! It‘s different from the Sookie Stackhouse series that I loved, but entertaining for sure!

ravenlee I stumbled across this at the library, totally by chance, and really enjoyed it. I‘m frustrated by having to wait for the rest of the books, though. 2mo
LA_Mead @ravenlee me too!!! I think the next one is coming in 2020 now 2mo
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1. Indoor. 2. London fog 3. I liked Hobbitton.... 4. Pink polka dots! (I own a LOT of polka dot clothing). 5. Yup.🤷🏼‍♀️. #friyayintro @howjessreads

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@mcctrish thank you for the lovely book!!! What a nice surprise! I just got back from the cottage to find this in my mailbox!

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Happy Birthday | Danielle Steel
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I got a birthday card! Thanks for the card and the awesome bookmarks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego !!! You‘re so sweet! #poutinepenpals

Graciouswarriorprincess Happy Birthday! 2mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday! 🎈🎂 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're welcome! 🎂📚🎁 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎊🎁🎂 2mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎊🎉🎈🎁 🥳📖😋 2mo
squirrelbrain Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🥳🎉🎂🥳 2mo
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 2mo
mrp27 Happy Birthday!! 🎉📚🎂 2mo
Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁💕 2mo
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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Hey #poutinepenpals ! I‘m sending out a bunch of mail today! Sorry for the delay! It‘s been an insane couple of months...

PurpleyPumpkin Ah, life, eh? It can be crazy... 3mo
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I tend to not finish a book if I don‘t like it. I used to force myself to finish (an old school habit), but I realized that you don‘t need to finish a book to get something out of it.

Geeklet I don‘t DNF that often but I‘m the type of person who genuinely enjoys bad things. I always watch garbage movies on Netflix. I guess I am easily amused by bad things. I will DNF things that are both boring and bad though. 5mo
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Thrift store haul! #thriftscore

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Aaah! Look what just came into the library! Clearly I need to cancel all of my plans.

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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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Getting some reading time in while I feed the baby. #mothersday

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What fun! 1. Tea, unless the baby wakes me at 4 AM 🤦🏼‍♀️. 2 both... 3. Cats! 😽 4. Mountains ⛰ 5. @BookishTrish #summerthisorthat

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 6mo
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Letterbox | Paul Davies
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Hi #poutinepenpals ! I received some lovely letters from you this week! I‘ve got some letters that I‘m sending out over the next few days 😊

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The World Book encyclopedia | World Book, Inc
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Gotta love world book day! There are some great free #kindle books on amazon today! #kindledeals #worldbookday

Nitpickyabouttrains Ohhh! This is great. Thanks for the tip off. 6mo
Jas16 Thank you for the heads up! 6mo
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This or That? | Brandon T Snider
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1. Thriller 2. Either—although paper coy is better for purses! 3. Bookshop 4. Harry Potter! Also...I‘ve never read Percy Jackson 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5. R & J 6. Physical copy @rheareads

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No One Here Is Lonely | Sarah Everett
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I REALLY don‘t need to buy any more books for a little while... 🤓 #tbr

Suzze That‘s what we all say. Until next time. 8mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🙋🏻‍♀️ Me. Every time I buy books. 🤣🤣 8mo
jenniferajanes I‘ve given up telling myself that! 😂 (edited) 8mo
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I just started this book, but I‘m already hooked! I like the narrator‘s voice, and the premise sounds cool.

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Thanks @ShelleyBooksie for this lovely #cupidgoespostal package! I love it! Looking forward to reading Spelled and the chocolate looks delicious! Also: I love peacocks :)

BookishTrish I have that bookmark too! #twinsies 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! I am glad that you like everything 😀 8mo
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Oh no! Just realized that I only have 3 days to read Jell-O Girls! Worth it to plough through???

janeycanuck Did you make it through in time? 8mo
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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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1. The Gilded Wolves 2. Valentine! (Book shopping + coffee) 3. Beige 4. Aaron, I think. #friyayintro @howjessreads

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“I figured that applying for jobs would be like applying for college: line up all the correct paperwork, check all the right boxes, and get accepted. That‘s adulthood, right?!” -(I can remember thinking this same thought! What a rude awakening THAT was, to graduate into the recession...)

KristenDuck Bahaha oh boy yes. I thought as a teacher I‘d be able to select which school I wanted to teach in and what grade. Nope. 8mo
LA_Mead @KristenDuck haha I remember thinking that too! (I‘m a teacher as well) 8mo
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Hi all! I‘m literarylady42 on Twitter and murmursinthemargins on Instagram. My blog is www.murmurs-in-the-margins.com! #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 And I followed you on you accounts. ☺️ 8mo
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What a great book! I kind of love Maude, the 89-year-old who gets away with all sorts of naughty things. She‘s seriously kick a$$! Also: I love the size of this book. Tiny books are kind of cool!

Mitch This has featured on lots of podcasts lately.... maybe it‘s a sign I should dive in! 8mo
ErinSueMreads I loved it too!!! 8mo
LA_Mead @Mitch it‘s such a good read! 8mo
LA_Mead @ErinSueG isn‘t Maude so lovable in her own twisted way? 8mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Just settling in to read a new book... Not sure which one to choose...

BookishMarginalia This one was interesting 8mo
LA_Mead @BookishMarginalia I‘m so excited about this one! Also, I love that Emily St. John Mandel blurbed it. 8mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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I forgot to take a picture, but my #cupidgoespostal package went out a few days ago! Also, I‘m pretty sure my own package arrived in the form of an Amazon box! Yay! @BookishMarginalia thanks for hosting this swap!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
BookishMarginalia Hi, Lauren! Do you by any chance have tracking information for the package. If so, could you email it to me? Thanks! 8mo
LA_Mead @BookishMarginalia I‘ll have to check for it! I crammed it in my purse as I was leaving the post office...probably should have kept it in my wallet! 8mo
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 8mo
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Tiny books are really popular this year! I love the idea of purse-sized reads, but I don‘t like the ones that print text so that you have to hold the book sideways to read them...that just feels too strange to me, even if it does mimic how people read on their phones these days. What do you think, fellow littens?

teebe I love when books fit in my jacket pocket. But I wouldn‘t want to have to turn the book all sorts of ways to read it. 9mo
GirlNamedJesse That‘s a thing?! Printed sideways? I would immediately put it back. No thanks! 9mo
LA_Mead @teebe yeah I like the tiny books, but the “side scroll” ones are just weird. 8mo
LA_Mead @GirlNamedJesse it‘s super strange! It‘s because kids are reading on their phones more, so they‘re trying to emulate that specifically with YA titles... 8mo
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Wow! 1,000 followers! Cool!

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Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🍾🎊 9mo
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BookBabe 😁🙌🏻🎊👏🏻🎉 9mo
TheReadingMermaid Woot woot 🤘🏻😆🤘🏻🎉🎉🎉 9mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Here‘s a TBR stack that I‘ve got right now...one of three at the moment! I liked “Name of the Wind” and so I‘m looking for my fantasy series (a few of which are pictured here).

BookHoarder32 Have you read The bone season? I discovered it recently 9mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congrats to @Nessavamusic for 20,000 litfluence and 1,000 followers! Hmmm a book off of my shelf that I don‘t currently own? “Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J Maas! #20k1kgiveaway

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I love this book! I‘m only a few chapters in, but I‘m totally obsessed! Also: it makes me want to go into the past and give Stephanie Land a hug.

TheBookHippie Is this July???? 9mo
LA_Mead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & @TheBookHippie definitely read this book! It‘s so good! 9mo
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TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sounds good to me!! My daughter says good discussion book! 9mo
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Up next on my nonfiction TBR: part hustle story, part awesome badass female empowerment narrative, “The Personality Brokers” looks like it‘s going to be an interesting read.

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Ballet Stories | David Angus
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I‘ve been really into ballet books lately...any suggestions for great books about ballet?

BookHoarder32 I love the cutthroat world of ballet... 9mo
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ladyneverwhere Pointe is so good! 9mo
LA_Mead Oh my goodness! So many great suggestions!!! Thanks @ladyneverwhere and @BookHoarder32 !!! 9mo
BookHoarder32 You're welcome! Sorry to spam you! Lol 9mo
CouronneDhiver I bought one last year but haven‘t read it yet 9mo
LA_Mead @BookHoarder32 lol books can never be spam 😊 9mo
LA_Mead @CouronneDhiver that sounds like a good book! Thanks for the recommendation! 9mo
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1. The Hunky Dory Dairy 2. Reading stacks of books while camping with the family. 3. Garbage!!! Ick. 4. Lite brite 5. Harry Potter #HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 9mo
Wife My grandson got a lite bright for Christmas. Have you seen the new ones? They come in a flat box because they are LED ( no need for a 💡 anymore). And I believe the pegs aren‘t as colorful. They seem pastel and washed out. 😐 9mo
LA_Mead @Wife my son got a lite brite this year too! I have to admit that I‘ve been playing with it too! 😁 9mo
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I just started reading this #arc from #netgalley and I‘m zipping through it! How old were you when Friends was on the air? I remember not being allowed to watch it because I was too young! ...But I totally watched it anyway...😆

teebe I was four when it started but I didn‘t start watching it until maybe 2 years after that. Lol I was allowed to watch it because my parents knew the jokes would go over my head. 9mo
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Confession: I would rather just eat the avocado than smear it on my face... 🤷🏼‍♀️ #justsayin

GypsyKat Ha! Ditto! 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 same 9mo
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1. “Looker” - I‘m on a thriller kick lately, because I got a bunch of them from netgalley, so I‘m working my way through that shelf! 2. Hot chocolate OR a London Fog. 3. Caramel macchiato...yeah...I‘m going to be up all night now... But at least I‘ve got a good book to read! #weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain London fogs are so good! Thanks for joining in ☕😊 9mo
Chelleo I just started drinking earl gray with milk thanks to @Louise. Now I‘m going to have to buy a milk frother so I can make London Fogs! #blamelitsy 9mo
mcctrish London Fogs ❤️ 9mo
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Louise Awesome, @Chelleo! Nothin‘ like a good English cuppa! ❤️ 9mo
LA_Mead @Chelleo I use my frother pretty much every day! Make sure you get one that you can adjust the temp settings on! 9mo
LA_Mead @mcctrish ❤️ 9mo
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Woman World | Aminder Dhaliwal
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This was such a funny, insightful read! I devoured it in about an hour or two.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Finishing up this awesome thriller while holding my baby 🤩 A perfect Friday afternoon.

BookishTrish How old is she now? 9mo
LA_Mead @BookishTrish 4 month‘s already! I LOVE the onesie you sent her by the way 😍 9mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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This has got to be one of my favourite books this year! It‘s got all the great rom-com moments, with plenty of good twists along the way!

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This book might be seriously creepy, but at least I‘ve got my chocolate tea-latte to warm up my insides... I‘ve been alternating this book with an #arc of “An Anonymous Girl” for the past day or two. I think I‘m going to have to read something a bit...fluffier after this. (Although neither seem that scary at the moment).

BookishTrish I have this one too; my dark and twisty reader friends highly recommend it. 9mo
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Survival Pact | Christy Sloat
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Sos Netflix, books and coffee☕ 9mo
LA_Mead @Sapphira YES to Netflix! 9mo
GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 9mo
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