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LEGolasa

LEGolasa

Joined September 2016

Librarian, dog mom, knitter/crocheter, never enough books 📚 Time is what we want most, but...what we use worst--William Penn
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
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A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
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The Judge Hunter | Christopher Buckley
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Mehso-so

This was ok. I liked the historical aspects and the relationship between Balty and Huncks. Buckley did well with their development and kept me going with the shorter chapters and the "what's next" factor within the story. I ventured away from my norm with this one. I'm just a sucker for WWI and WWII so I'm sure I'll be jumping right back into one of those soon ?

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I thought this was great. I'm excited to see what happens next in the series. I didn't get the Harry Potter vibe that others have been mentioning, but it was still a fantastic story! 👍👍

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Been in a bit of a reading slump. This will get me back on track. The wait is over 😬😬

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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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This guy gets to go to his new home tomorrow. A 1st birthday gift for a special little guy 🎂🎁

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The Bedlam Stacks | Natasha Pulley
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Natasha Pulley take 2 😎

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Pickpick

This was such a great read. Funny, sad, eye opening, serious, and heart warming. You really root for Hendrik. The friendships he develops throughout are so encouraging and special. The diary entry writing style makes it a fairly quick read. Also, his best friend Evert really makes for some great comic relief. Everyone should have a friend like him. 👍👍

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Watched A Walk in the Woods again the other day, put me in a Bill Bryson mood 😏 #nightread

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Mehso-so

This book truly is the wildest I've ever read. I wasn't really into it in the beginning because I was just thinking whaaaaaat. Then I hit a point where I just kept reading and reading. I couldn't stop. I started admiring the author just for the fact that I could never in a million years EVER come up with a story like this. Kudos Scott Hawkins. Heck of a ride...

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Currently reading. Really excited about this one 😁😁

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Pickpick

Awesome, just awesome. Total page turner with everything you could want in an historical novel. Both world wars, extraordinary female protagonists, a little bit of giddy romance, and a flawless tying together of both timelines. Also, the obvious catch--a famous, woman operated spy ring. Great read!

DebinHawaii I really loved this one too! 📚❤️❤️ 2y
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Currently reading 😎

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Preacher Book One | Garth Ennis
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I figured since the BF and I started watching Preacher on Hulu, I might as well jump right into the comics. There's just something about comics...😎.

P.S. I prefer Dominic Cooper as a Brit, but I'm not hating his southern accent 😋

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WWII family drama. Lies, deceptions, secrets, risks, bravery, the Fuhrer. #TBR

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Starting this one today. Excited to see for myself what all the "weirdest book ever" hype is all about! ?

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Dangerous Women | George R R Martin, Gardner R Dozois
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When your surprise #bookoutlet sale purchase virtually fills an entire shelf 📚😎 #burnsy #booksonbooks #TBRs #shelfie

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Some more Victorian mysteries for devouring 😍😍 and a shout out to the card catalog for which I would never have gotten into library science without 🤓 #TBRs #LC

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Some Friday #TBRs 😎

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An Almond for a Parrot | Wray Delaney
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Eighteenth century London ✔
A little bit of magic ✔
A murder ✔
Some scandalous behavior ✔
#TBR

wen4blu Bonus: a curious title! 3y
LEGolasa Yessssss @wen4blu 3y
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Some more #ARCs for future consumption. Some a little less "advanced" than others ?

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So, the audio/crafting train came through and I jumped right on it! A little Lemony and a little crochet on this lazy Sunday 👍👍🎧🎧 #audiocrochet

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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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Thank you @WilliamMorrow for this awesome #bookmail 😁😁👍👍. Can't wait to dig in!!

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Whoop whoop, whopping 1,000 😁😁. It's been awesome getting to know all of you wonderful, bookish people! What a getaway this place is from the world and those other apps. Everytime I click on my #litsy app I know there is nothing but happiness ahead!! Best. Place. Ever. 👍👍

Kalalalatja Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
TrishB 🎉😀👍 3y
LauraBeth 😀👏⭐🎉 3y
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AdaChivers 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!!! 🎉👍🎉👍😀 3y
LazyOwl Congrats 🎉💃🙌🎉 3y
Suzze Nice! Milestones make us happy. Congrats. 🎈🎉🍾🎊 3y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🥂💐💕 3y
LEGolasa You guys are all the bee's knees 🐝🐝🤗🤗 3y
DuckOfDoom Congrats!!🎉📚 3y
James Congrats 3y
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The Perfect Stranger | Megan Miranda
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#Futurereads to look forward to 📚📚

Alfoster Quicksand is really good😍! 3y
LEGolasa @Alfoster awesome, that is the one I am most excited about! 3y
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So these two guys came home with my other half for me today. 💗👍💗👍 #hp #pop! #valentinesday⚡⚡

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Valentine's Day | Horton Foote
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Spot on @thec0zy!! The books 😍. The pens, all those PENS!! 😍. Thank you again. Everything is awesome! Happy Valentine's Day!! 💗💗💗 #cupidgoespostal

Side note: the chocolates were broken into. The bag and any other evidence has been destroyed 😏😇

thec0zy Yayyyy! I'm so glad you like them 🤓 I hope you have as much fun reading and penning as I did planning 💕 Happy Valentine's Day!!! 3y
thec0zy And what's Valentine's Day without a little evidence destruction 😏 3y
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Crafty Valentines | Shannon Whitt
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I'm not gonna lie @thec0zy I was getting real worried I was forgotten 😉. Upside...I get to open it in 4 days!! Thank you, thank you 🤗. #cupidgoespostal @BookishMarginalia

P.S. I hope your doggy is OK! 💗🐕
P.S.S. My boyfriend chronically opens things with my name on it, otherwise it would still be in the box.

thec0zy Yay!! I'm glad you got it! Sorry for the tardiness 💕 3y
thec0zy And he is!! No adverse affects. He's a chocolate hound 🐶 3y
thec0zy lol I wrapped them as best I could just in case. Silly boyfriends 😉 3y
LEGolasa Ha! Good to hear. No problem! Now I don't have to be tempted so much. I can handle waiting 4 days. Thank you!! 😁😁 3y
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
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Snow Dog Marley | John Grogan
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Wishing I was home with this guy snuggling and reading and by that I mean running around in the snow playing ball. #dogsoflitsy #nosnowday

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The Summer Guest: A Novel | Alison Anderson
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I loved the journal styled layout for most of the book. A wonderful, and at times a little heart breaking, story of a beautiful friendship lasting two summers. Nice little twist at the end too 👍
I suppose there might be some Chekhov in my future reading. #LitsyAtoZ

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Off to the post office with you! #cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange

DebinHawaii Fun! Love the wrap! 💜 3y
LEGolasa Thanks @DebinHawaii 😁. No books were harmed in the making of the wrap. The book was half eaten by my dog so I put the pages to a better use! 🎁🎁 3y
drokka The cat on the card! 😂 3y
Eyelit Looks awesome! 3y
LEGolasa @drokka I couldn't resist when I saw ol Grumpy 😁. Thanks @Eyelit I hope she likes it too!! 3y
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Book Lovers | Victoria Connelly
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Me too @bookpage, me too 💗💗

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Some #TBRs on this Tuesday. Little bit of fantasy, little bit of historical fiction. #stackadds

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For all you Littens out there with kitty cats. I'm a dog person for life, but this is just glorious. Cardboard fortresses for your little buggers. My personal favorite is the food truck specializing in fish cuisine on the right in the photo 😄🐠🐡

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
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The Time Machine | H. G. Wells
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Mehso-so

My first #serialreader read. And actually, my very first "digital" read. I'm not one to sit with a device in my hand for long periods, but this wasn't so bad!

The time traveller tells quite the tall tale. I'm not sure I would believe him either, but a story it was! I'll always be a sucker for time travel ??

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Book haul part 2 from Boxing Day sale at #bookoutlet 😁😁 I think I'm set for awhile...said no one ever. Muah haha

Well-ReadNeck Nice! I took advantage of that one, too. 3y
Cinfhen My delivery is still trekking its way around the country 😞 3y
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The Sleepwalker: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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When all you can do is catalog them because their street date isn't for another day to 2 weeks away. All I want to do is take them home 😏

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The Hanged Man | P. N. Elrod
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Boxing Day book haul part 1. Part 2 should arrive early next week. To all those who have posted about #bookoutlet in the past month, my lack of self control and empty bank account do not thank you, but my bookshelves surely do! 😏😉
#booksonbooksonbooksonbooks

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The Summer Guest: A Novel | Alison Anderson
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#LetterA and #LetterB for the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Here's to the momentum continuing! 👍👍

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Mehso-so

Meh. I was really intrigued by the concept, but I'm still not sure what it was about. Maybe mystery/historical fiction, maybe romance? I think I liked reading about Katsu the clockwork octopus the most. 🐙

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All I have to say is, why yes, Lauren, I also feel as though it seemed like a cliffhanger. I could watch Gilmore Girls until the end of time. I also think Sarah Braverman was the coolest sibling of the bunch. A great read for fans. Highly recommend!

obviateit I was so happy that she said that! Repeatedly 😂 3y
LEGolasa @obviateit if they could get on with making A Year In Rori's Life or anything resembling another series with them, my life would be made. The possibilities!! 🙌 3y
obviateit @LEGolasa , yes!! That was my first thought upon finishing AYITL 3y
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Carry Me: A Novel | Peter Behrens
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So sorry @Jinjer I didn't see your post! Here's a closer look 😁. Just velcro the strap and I'm set!
@Alfoster

Alfoster So glad you like it!!😍 3y
Jinjer That is so cool!!!! 3y
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Dial Em for Murder | Marni Bates
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Some Friday YA TBR #donttrustanyone 🔫🔫

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@Alfoster I can't thank you enough for these wonderful gifts!!! The books are perfect and the mug! 👍👍👍. I think my favorite thing is the book carrier, though. What an awesome idea! Love everything! Worth the wait 😁😁😁 Thank you, thank you! @BookishMarginalia #SecretSantaGoesPostal

Alfoster Oh, so glad you like them! So much fun shopping for you! Enjoy it all!❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Jinjer Can we have a closer look at the book carrier? Curious! 3y
Alfoster @Jinjer It's a cloth book cover but with "handles" so you can carry it. 3y
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Waiting for Santa | Steve Metzger
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Just sitting at work watching all the awesome #SecretSantaGoesPostal pics pop up on my feed. The hours are slowly ticking by 😒. Can't wait to get home so I can open my package! 🎄🎄

BooksTeasAndBookishThings I can't get mine until I get back into town on the 29th 😕 3y
LEGolasa Oh bummer @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Here I am complaining about a couple of hours. You've got a week! 😖 I hope wherever you are you're having fun, atleast! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings It IS a lot of fun! Card games, hot cocoa, family time, and presents for our Daughter. I love seeing all the posts about unwrapping the gifts, though! Hope you get to open soon!!! ❤🙌 3y
LEGolasa 👍👍👍😁😁😁 3y
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Some TBR's. Never again with the the dog books, I said. This one won't be that bad, I said 😭😖

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The Secret Santa | Carolyn Keene, Anthony Accardo
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Gift box arrived safe and sound!! Can't wait for the 21st!! 🎅🎄🎁 #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange @BookishMarginalia

Alfoster Yay! Hope you like it!!😀😀 3y
LEGolasa Thank you @Alfoster I can't wait!! 😁😁 3y
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Mehso-so

These 2 paragraphs pretty much sum things up. Our priorities here in the U.S. are pretty skewed (no shocker there). I did get some great tips and buying advice. As much as I want to continue with non-fiction, as eye-opening as this subject is, my comfort and happy zone will forever be fiction. On to the next one!

P.S. I know I said it before, but the editing in this book was very lacking. A bit distracting when the errors kept popping up 😒

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I wanna be fancy...#LG

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The Rocks: A Novel | Peter Nichols
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We had these available in our library system. It's nice to see them every once in awhile on a passing car ? Our graphics person even made the dot for the first "i" the shape of our county??#LitsyLibraryLove

MrBook That. Is. Awesome!!!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LEGolasa @MrBook there are t-shirts too 😀😀 3y
MrBook 😳😁👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
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About half way through this one. Besides the editorial errors about every 10 pages, it's very eye opening. I really want to try and become more educated about how I can identify quality food and know where it should be coming from. I'll never understand why companies (people) can't just tell the truth...
#nonfictionnovember

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Mycroft Holmes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
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A fun read, but one could easily replace Mycroft with Sherlock and Douglas with Watson. Quite an adventure (kudos Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), but not enough murder for my tastes 😉