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Joined February 2016

Cat mom to 3, human mom to 1, bird mom to 100s.🐱🤸🏼‍♀️🐦 If it‘s above 45 degrees (and below 100-thanks Oklahoma), I‘ll be out back reading. 📚🤓
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Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
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Giant Days #1 | John Allison
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The laziest of lazy Sunday mornings! 😻😻😴 Messy covers, don‘t care. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Best thing about my #bfc evening walks: the scenery, the delicious smell of the honeysuckle all along the park, and getting to listen to Henry & Alex bicker & make up.

Worst thing: the MOSQUITOS! 🦟 They are out in full force due to all the rain we‘ve had.

My fitness goal was only partially attained this week, since life happened. But I‘m looking forward to a new week! #bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 The important thing about this week is that you started. Sometimes that‘s the hardest thing. I didn‘t meet all my goals either. We‘ll all gain momentum and do better next week. 😀 4d
LaraReads Thanks so much @wanderinglynn for doing this challenge and all the encouragement! It really is so awesome! 💕 4d
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4d
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ness Red, White, and Royal Blue looks so good! 👏 4d
LauraBeth Life happens - there‘s always next week! 4d
nu-bibliophile You got this ! 👊👊 4d
Bookwormjillk Beautiful! Too bad about the bugs though. 4d
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Release day #bookmail! I feel like I have been waiting for this one for such a long time. To say I‘m excited would be a massive understatement!! ❤️💕💙📖 Just finished my #BFC walk & I‘m ready to dive in!

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 6d
bookishrantings So excited to get my copy! 5d
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I am so excited to start this! The Kiss Quotient was one of my surprise LOVES of last year, so I am eager to jump right into this before work today! Just downloaded the audiobook too, now trying to motivate myself to take my daily walk for #bfc It was a crazy late night at work last night, so I am dragging a little this morning. Coffee & my birds are helping me feel alive again though! 💕☕️🐦📖 #bookfitnesschallenge

Lovesbooks87 It was so good! I finished it this morning! 1w
TheSpineView Just think how good you will feel afterwards! 1w
Clwojick I feel you! I had a hard time falling asleep this morning, so I ended up snoozing my alarm for 2 hours 😅 1w
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BookwormAHN Bring your book and walk to a nice place to read 🌻 1w
kspenmoll Gorgeous photo. 1w
GypsyKat Great picture! 1w
Caterina Beautiful picture! And you can do this!!! 👏 I hear you burn extra calories when you really don't feel like working out 😉 1w
dariazeoli Hope you found a walk reinvigorated you 💪 1w
LaraReads @Lovesbooks87 I only got through 5 chapters before work, but really loving it so far! 1w
LaraReads @TheSpineView @BookwormAHN @Caterina You guys rock at motivation! Thanks so much! 💕 1w
LaraReads @Clwojick Ugh, it was the worst! I didn‘t get off until 11 which means no sleep until after 1, and it‘s rarely good sleep after a crazy work night! 😴😴 1w
LaraReads @dariazeoli It definitely did! Not as long of a walk as I should have, but I‘ll try again tomorrow! 1w
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Holy moly, I am blown away! I was out back planting some succulents last night when my husband came out & said “You have a package from Australia!”

@Rissreads Nerissa, I am in LOVE with this UK cover of The Bear and the Nightingale! For me, British covers are always so much lovelier than American covers. And I have been wanting to read this for some time! Thank you for thinking of me & for the sweet card & bookmark. You are so sweet! #litsylove

Schlinkles Agreed! The UK always gets the better covers! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your pic!! 2w
Erinreadsthebooks 😍Those coffee cup/planters!!!😍 2w
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her_pages Your photo cured my anxiety 2w
LaraReads @Schlinkles Right?! No idea why. Also read an article lately about the bizarre name changes books go through when they cross the pond. Like they have to Americanize them.🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
LaraReads @her_pages Baileys and a wink! 😉 Seriously though, it is pretty soothing messing around in the dirt too. And I thought they looked pretty cute. 2w
Rissreads A book for a book, that seems fair to me! I was just as excited when I received your book in the mail. I‘m so happy you love it! I hope you love the story too! This #Litsylove group is warming some hearts and souls. 💚 (edited) 2w
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I am super excited to join the #bookfitnesschallenge and thank you so much @wanderinglynn for hosting it!

It‘s perfect because it ends the day before we leave on our cruise & I‘ll have motivation & accountability to get in better shape!

I set my goals as 9 books in the 6 weeks and 3 days walking/2 days biking per week!

Signup & details here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAU4kKH7WFJxnoEg0F2JKMMyhfxC0i3lPlRS1E...

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Litsy available on desktop!!!!

Rachel.Rencher I'm on it right now... it kind of looks like Twitter!
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LaraReads @Rachel.Rencher Awesome! I‘m headed to check it out shortly. 2w
Clwojick I‘ve been using it over the last couple of days, and it‘s great when I find links to share. 👏🏻 2w
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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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My crazy & beautiful life has been hard to balance lately, but coming home to a #litsylove care package from @AmyG just made me feel so wonderful!

I can‘t wait to read this. It looks so good! And based on the blurb, sounds like it fits the #beautifulcrazy prompt to a T! Thank you so much for thinking of me, Amy. 💕💌 I really love our snail mail chats!

#amonthofsongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She‘s the best!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 2w
Jeralyn I ended up really loving that book, even though I had myself convinced that I wouldn't like it (have no clue why😂) 2w
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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“And now that you don‘t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

Not sure if Ali loves Steinbeck or just wants to attack his sister‘s tail as it swooshes by. 😹

#eastside #amonthofsongs

OriginalCyn620 I love East Of Eden! And what a cutie Ali is! 💕🐱 2w
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2w
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The Incredible Journey | Sheila Burnford
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First thing that came to mind for #longandwindingroad I have loved these characters through so much of my life. Not much most of us wouldn‘t go through to get ‘home.‘ #beatlemaynia

Eggs Oh how I love this story!! Well done ❣️❣️❣️ @LaraReads (edited) 3w
MidnightBookGirl I loved this book! 3w
rubyslippersreads I used to check this out of my elementary school library over and over again. 2w
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Nsync: Pop Odyssey | Benchmark Press, John Delevan
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Sorry, couldn‘t resist! In less than an hour... #itsgonnabemay 🤣🤣 #itsgonnabeme #amonthofsongs

April Stats:
2 audiobooks
2 print
3 ebooks
2 graphic novels

Reggie Lol 3w
OriginalCyn620 Love it! And good job with the reading...impressive! 📚🎶 3w
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Surviving Oklahoma's Weather | Mike Morgan, KOCO-TV (Television station : Oklahoma City, Okla.)
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Oh, Oklahoma! Not exactly how I was planning to spend my last day before heading back to work! ⚡️⛈🌪 It‘s officially springtime in the Midwest. Surprisingly, like most Okies, I could sit and watch weather for hours & hours and never get tired of it. Conversely ratchets up my anxiety & soothes me at the same time. 🤷🏻‍♀️

TheLibrarian Stay safe! 3w
Hoopiefoot I feel the same thing about weather. Stay safe! 3w
LaraReads @TheLibrarian @Hoopiefoot Thanks ladies! It was a stormy night, but nothing severe. I‘m sure there will be many more throughout the month of May. Appreciate your thoughts! 3w
TheLibrarian @LaraReads Glad everything is ok and hopefully everything will remain alright throughout the month of May! 3w
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Defy the Stars Series | Claudia Gray
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Starting this one now. Another #blameitonlitsy choice, brought to me by @sprainedbrain this time. I‘m very susceptible recently it seems. 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ Enjoying just a couple more days before heading back to work. Sitting out back watching the storm clouds roll in now. Man I love the smell of rain! #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle

sprainedbrain I hope you like it! My hold just came in on book 2. 🎉 3w
KCCOkatey Is that a Wandering Jew?! 3w
LaraReads @sprainedbrain Awesome! Let me know how you like it! I‘m really liking book 1 so far! 3w
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LaraReads @KCCOkatey Yes! I think it‘s the same thing? I know it as a Purple Heart. 💜 3w
KCCOkatey @LaraReads yes they‘re also Purple Hearts! Also, I got you in the Litsy Swap so I‘ve been creeping on your page a lot 😂😍 3w
LaraReads @KCCOkatey Awesome! 💕 Creep away! 🤣 3w
Cinfhen Stunning photo 💜💜💜 2w
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Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
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This is a total #blameitonlitsy and I couldn‘t be happier! 💕 I am flying through it but don‘t want it to end. Thanks to @IheartYA for the post that I first saw this & knew I had to have it. It‘s so good! Plus, perfect for #booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover Enjoying a beautiful Oklahoma day & one of my favorite things: #readingoutside

#readjarder2019 #task1

BookHoarder32 This one was too cute ❤️ 3w
nelehelen Looks like a perfect day 😍 3w
Lovesbooks87 Her books are amazing. Can't wait for her new book to come out next week! 3w
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LaraReads @BookHoarder32 It really was! 😍💕 But the ending came too quick, just like I was afraid of! 😭 3w
LaraReads @nelehelen It was a lovely day. Then that OK wind picked up & switched that up real quick! 🤣 3w
LaraReads @Lovesbooks87 She‘s a first time for me! And I didn‘t know that! That‘s exciting. What‘s it called? 3w
bullbunny I loved this book too!! It is one of my favorites! 3w
IheartYA So glad you're enjoying it! 🥰 You will probably like Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, too. 3w
LaraReads @bullbunny Agreed! I loved the writing! 3w
LaraReads @IheartYA So glad I saw it pop up on your page! I really did enjoy it. Wanted just a little more at the ending, though! I always do! 🤣 Thanks for the Rec. I‘ll check it out! 3w
Cinfhen Another fabulous photo 💕 2w
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Excuse the face, I think I cried for 3 hours straight! No tears left. 😭 But it was so good!! And so many thoughts to write in the journal. 🤗🧡💜💛💚❤️💙 So glad the parents & kiddo could join me. #avengers #endgame #avengersendgame

Christine OMG, me too! So, so much crying of happy and sad tears! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Seekingtardis I ugly cried!! Snot and all!!!! 3w
IamIamIam Oooooh no.... STAHHHHPP!! I cry at commercials so there's no hope for me... thanks for the heads up because I'll pack extra tissues!!! 😂💙 3w
LaraReads @Christine @Seekingtardis Legit sobs. And laughs too. It‘s so hard when you‘re trying not to make noise & it comes out as a snotty snort! Lol. The teen may never forgive me! 🤣😭🤣😭 (edited) 3w
LaraReads @IamIamIam Meee Tooo! So.many.tissues. To be fair, they showed a Lion King preview right before it started & I teared up. And from the opening moments I was done for, even though I knew it was coming! 3w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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A heartbreaking love story. These two just seep into your bones over time, and everything they are feeling feels so heavy to you too. It‘s painful. It‘s hurtful. And hopeful? The characters are compelling. Lonely. And frustrating, but in a completely relatable way. I had no idea what to expect going in, but listening to the audiobook I was hooked right away. It also deals with some pretty heavy issues, but in a very realistic way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I‘m probably overdoing it, but I don‘t care! I NEED to be planting after a rainy morning & now beautiful 63°, no wind day! ⛅️??? Started this #audiobook and now I‘m 3.5 hours in and loving it! Really enjoying the characters. Is it going to break my heart?! ?♥️?

#audiogardening #gardening #planting #flowers #scribd

kspenmoll Lovely!!! 4w
tracey38 Beautiful flowers! 4w
Freespirit Lovely plants❤️ 4w
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Hiding in the back seat of the truck between volley ball games. My body is not having a full day of VB in the seats today. 😔 Debating between starting this for #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle or taking a nap! 😴

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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“She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.”

#church #springintoreading

TheBee Beautiful shot!! 💜💜💜 1mo
Lcsmcat I love this quote! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love 💜💜 1mo
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vkois88 Gorgeous photo 1mo
LaraReads @Lcsmcat Agreed! This is the way I have always felt about church! This quote spoke to me 100%! 4w
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Hi guys! I‘ve been missing you all. Thanks so much to everyone who has been checking in on me! I‘m doing ok! Just been too tired to do much at all.

I knew after this surgery it would be hard to focus on reading. So I decided to make my way through the MCU, in chronological order. It‘s all I‘ve been doing for 7 days, in-between naps/sleep. Refresher on some, some I‘d missed entirely. Non-release order gave it a new feel I think. Only 1 to go!

whatshesreadingnow Happy you‘re doing ok! 💗🌷💗 1mo
GypsyKat I hope you recover quickly! 1mo
bullbunny Better than me. I still need to watch 15 and 19. You are getting there! No pressure, get back to you! 1mo
LaraReads @whatshesreadingnow @GypsyKat I am really staring to get back in the swing of things now! Thank you so much! 💕 4w
LaraReads @bullbunny Thank you! 💜 And to say I‘m a little obsessed after binging them all in a row would be an understatement! Lol. 4w
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Brave New Girl | Rachel Vincent
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When standing out is a bad thing... Just like in a lot of dystopian fiction, #cliques are the key to staying alive in this story. And looking like & thinking like 5000 other girls is a good thing. But where would the fun be in that?🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

Happy to feel well enough to take a pic out back today & what a difference a week made with these blooms. Although we‘ll be close to freezing another night I guess.😭With a deluge tomorrow. #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So happy that you are feeling better!! My favorite picture of the week!! Just beautiful 💜💜💜 1mo
LaraReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Misty, you are so sweet. 💜💜😘 After bragging about feeling better yesterday, I started running a fever & having chills last night. I feel like I‘ve done nothing but sleep the last 24 hours. Hopefully that has knocked whatever bug that was out of my body! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaraReads I hope so! If you‘re still running fever and having chills call your doctor! Don‘t want you getting septic after a surgery.. let me know how you are ❤️❤️ 1mo
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vkois88 Beautiful photo ❤ Hope you are doing better!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How are you?? 1mo
LaraReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m ok! 💕 I have been doing nothing but watching movies and sleeping for 7 days! But the fever & icky feeling only lasted one day. My mom was here for 4 days when my hubby & daughter were out of state for VB. I haven‘t felt like reading/socializing/anything. 😔 Just showering or doing a few things around the house wears me out. Otherwise I feel fine. Hoping that I will be closer to normal within a few more days. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaraReads ok good!! I‘ve been thinking about you 💗💗 1mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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No time for any true #selfcaresunday. Surgery in the morning & have to be at the hospital at 5:30am. But stealing a few moments out back while I chug this bowel prep in my Thunder cup hoping it‘ll go down easier, lol! 🤢

Also trying to finish Wuthering Heights since I have never read it. I must say, this is not the story I thought it was going to be. 🤣🤣 These are some really terrible people. Do people really love this? Somebody tell me why?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Hope the surgery goes smoothly! 1mo
Lcsmcat It‘s about revenge, not love. The movie adaptations have really messed up people‘s ideas about WH. 1mo
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LaraReads Thank you so much @BarbaraTheBibliophage 💕💕💕 1mo
LaraReads @Lcsmcat Makes sense. I‘m only 80 pages in. I‘ve actually never seen any movie or TV adaptations. I was flipping through the other day & saw one pop up that had a young Tom Hardy in it. That‘s what reminded me I was planning on reading it. But I just remember people always talking about Heathcliff with hearts in their eyes. 😍 1mo
Lcsmcat @LaraReads Heathcliff is the original stalker! 1mo
Kerrioke Uuuugh, one of the few books I‘ve ever DNFd. I don‘t get the appeal, but everyone has different tastes, lol. 1mo
Kerrioke I hope everything goes well tomorrow! 1mo
Crazeedi Hope you have an easy time and quick recovery! 1mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts for tomorrow! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything goes ok!!! 💗💗💗 1mo
Kaye Best wishes for a speedy recovery. 1mo
Chab256 I liked the book, but I am always baffled by people who romanticize the book and refer to it as a love story...ummm...no! Lol! 1mo
vkois88 Hope it went well ❤❤❤ 1mo
LaraReads @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kerrioke @Crazeedi @cobwebmoth @kaye @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 Thanks so much for all your thoughts/vibes/well wishes! 💕😘 The hysterectomy had a few more complications than expected, so I was in the hospital a little longer. But home now & hoping to be up to interacting a little more soon. Thanks again for all the love! 😍 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaraReads ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Viji When I finally read WH a few years ago, I was surprised that the characters were so unlikeable! (edited) 4w
LaraReads @Viji Yes! That‘s exactly it. I guess I was thinking they were going to be worth so many more feelings! 4w
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Opposite of Always | Justin A Reynolds
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Eight hours of 🏐 down and we‘re waiting on the next matchup! 😬💜 Plenty if downtime reading today. Although it‘s starting to get a little uncomfortable. Really enjoying this YA about lots of almosts & ‘the time that Time lost‘. 💛💙 Plus, total #coverlove 😍

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Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
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Home from work just in time to snap a quick pic for the #flowers prompt for #springintoreading This is my first challenge pic of the month, but I knew I couldn‘t miss this one. And this is one of my favorite floral covers ever in my favorite floral pot from my mommy! 💕🌷🌹💐
Plus, I‘m having surgery Monday, so it‘ll be a while before I can do any more planting/gardening. 😭😭😭 Had to get a few things done out back this week!

Crazeedi Beautiful photo and flowers! And best wishes and prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!🌷💖 1mo
LaraReads Thank you @Crazeedi I appreciate it more than you know! 💕 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! Prayers for a speedy recovery ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
vkois88 Pretty! 1mo
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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What a treat! You are beyond thoughtful @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks! 💕 I have been wanting to read this book for some time! And you KNOW I adore this postcard! 🌷🌹💐 So beautiful! I don‘t have many flowers peeking through just yet, but these purple phlox decided to bloom just in time to take a pic for you! Also, I am in love with these #litsylove bookmarks. Thanks so much to you and @TheBookHippie for having those made. ☺️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo!!! I‘m happy it made it to you safely 💗💗💗I hope you enjoy it!! 🥰🥰 2mo
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Oh, my goodness Helen! It got too late to post this last night. My heart is so full! ☺️ Thank you so much for sharing this piece of your honeymoon with me! 💕🧳✈️ The wooden bookmark from South Africa is just beautiful & the Parisian postcard & bookmark make me feel like I am right there! I am blessed! And I‘ve been inspired to keep all my #litsylove in my vintage train case. So just like reading, I‘m traveling the world with lovely friends! 😍

hermyknee So sweet! 2mo
Crazeedi A perfect place for your #litsylove treasures! 2mo
nelehelen I love that vintage case! Glad you like the small goodies. I‘m already putting that coloring book to good use. Thanks again! 😊😊😊 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💞💞 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen beautiful couple!! Congratulations ❤️❤️ 2mo
LaraReads Thanks! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was posting to you as you were commenting. 💕 2mo
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Please, Mister Postman | Alan Johnson
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Running out the door to pick up the kiddo from school & the postman hands me a beautifully floral pack of #litsylove! Can not wait to open it when I get home @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank You!!! 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! It made it there safely!! And I got your replacement card in the mail!! 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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Monday, Monday: A Novel | Elizabeth Crook
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1. The Shawshank Redemption
Every. Single. Time. It‘s. On.
2. X-Men
3. New Zealand is my heart‘s desire 💕🇳🇿
4. Contemporary Fiction/YA
5. English and not enough Spanish to be respectable. 😭

#premondayvibes @pepsicola

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Thanks for the tag! @nelehelen
#whatwouldyoudo
1) Outlander...Not my fave, but it‘s long & utterly re-readable. 📖☺️
2) Jamie...of course. 🤷🏻‍♀️😍
3) Claire. Sorry, love you girl, but one of y‘all has to go. 😜
4) The Tartans! How else are we gonna cuddle on that desert island. 🤣

@Stacypatrice @Kerrioke

Freespirit Ha ha...I'd be pushing Clare over board too...😂😂😂 2mo
LaraReads @Freespirit Right?! She‘s a lovely girl, but somebody has to go! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Six-Gun Snow White | Catherynne M. Valente
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#booked2019 winter season prompts complete! I feel like booked & #readharder both are helping me to read some new things I never would have explored otherwise! ❤️ The tagged book, for example. So thankful for the Litsy community who has brought such fun challenges into my life!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! So glad you‘re enjoying it! 👏🏻♥️📚 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s wonderful!!! I feel the same way. I really enjoyed 2mo
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When you need to finish your online training before your upcoming CPR class, but you have JUST ONE MORE #booked2019 winter book to finish. There‘s no teacher here to scold me for not paying attention, so... 🤷🏻‍♀️

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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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Precious and I, along with @whatsthEstorey, are keeping the kiddo company in the gym tonight. I‘m worn out just watching her! 😓 Trying to check another off the #booked2019 winter season before it ends Sunday!

What a treat this card was Elisabeth! I love getting to know you so well & you‘re right, we have so much in common! 💕 I‘ll be sending some #litsylove back your way shortly! 😍📚❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
whatsthEStorey Yay! 🤗💛 2mo
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When ‘fake it until you make it‘ has a whole new meaning....

Y‘all, this story is the real deal!! John Carreyou wrote a fascinating narrative. The audiobook by Will Damron is utterly listenable. I don‘t usually love non-fiction, but this story took over my life for 2 days. My jaw just kept dropping from beginning to end. I want to watch The Inventor, but I‘m afraid it won‘t be as all-encompassing and I‘ll be let down! So good!Read it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ZacPaup Yup, crazy story. Even her voice and mannerisms are fake. 2mo
rachelk ‘The Inventor‘ was interesting, but it left me with a lot of questions. I understand a movie with Jennifer Lawrence is in the works now. 2mo
LaraReads @ZacPaup I know! And the non-blinking... 😱 2mo
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ZacPaup @LaraReads I can understand the lies. I understand fake it till you make it. But why sleep with your investors? That's just sad. 2mo
LaraReads @rachelk Yes! I read that about Jennifer Lawrence. If you have questions, I think this would answer most of them. It covers so much ground! 2mo
rachelk @LaraReads Thanks, I might have to read it before I see the movie! 2mo
LaraReads @ZacPaup I really think with ‘Sunny‘ it was about being able to control him & have a bulldog on her side. She could be the dedicated one & the face that everyone loved and he could be the bad guy with all the connections. 2mo
ZacPaup @LaraReads I think both got what they wanted. Both of them manipulated and controlled each other. 2mo
LaraReads @ZacPaup Agreed! 2mo
ZacPaup @LaraReads true love 😂😂 awwww 2mo
LaraReads @ZacPaup Lol. What more could anyone want in life! 🤣 2mo
nelehelen I just watched inventor and finished the podcast “The dropout” and loved both! I usually read the book first but i just couldn‘t wait!! The book is in the mail so I‘m super excited for it! 2mo
LaraReads @nelehelen Awesome! I‘m glad you have it on the way. It‘s pretty fascinating! (edited) 2mo
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Happy ‘Sun‘day beautiful Littens. Hope you all have a lovely, brightness filled day wherever you are!

I‘m #audiojournaling to the tagged book and working on a little #litsylove. Hoping to finish my others for the #booked2019 winter prompt before the end of the week. 😄

What‘s everyone reading/listening to today? I‘m enjoying my last day before the end of Spring Break and back to work tomorrow. 😭

whatsthEStorey You are really artistic! Your journal is so pretty! 🎨 🌸 ☀️ 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Lovely! 💙 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! 💛💛 2mo
LaraReads @whatsthEStorey @whatshesreadingnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you ladies! 😍 I am unfortunately only artistic when I have lots of time to be, which is almost never! But I love journaling so much when I can find the time! 📖🖋💜 2mo
Freespirit Lovely journal😊 2mo
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Romeo Catchers | Alys Arden
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The sun is shining & it‘s spring break. It‘s a no make-up, #readingoutside kinda day. Perfect for continuing this YA paranormal series. Still really enjoying the witchy characters & New Orleans vibe. 💜🖤💗💙🔮🧛🏻‍♂️

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Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Finally, finally, finally had time to get some #litsylove packages and responses mailed out! 💗📚💕 I am so slow 🐢, but I‘m having a blast! Working on more as I write this. Hope you are all having a beautiful Tuesday! It‘s the last day of winter, everyone!! 🎉💛🌷💚🌸💜🌼🌳🤗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz May I know where did you get those beautiful lovely red envelopes? 2mo
LaraReads @Jee_HookedOnBookz They are actually kinda hot pink. But they have tons of styles & colors on amazon! 2mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @LaraReads ooops so sorry my color vocab is kinda limited 😔 I'll check them out in Amazon then! Thank you! 2mo
LaraReads @Jee_HookedOnBookz my picture taking skills aren‘t always the best either 🤣 I realized I almost forgot to snap one, so had to get the bagged up version which is in shadow. Happy shopping though! I pretty much live on Amazon, hate to say. 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg me too!! I basically use Amazon like how I use Google lol 2mo
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The Casquette Girls | Alys Arden
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One of my faves from Lewis Carroll, a nice little surprise at the beginning of Part 3. Also, #readingoutside before work, because we finally have one of those gorgeous ‘spring is in the air‘ Oklahoma mornings! 📚☕️💗💜🌸🌼🌷🌸💛💚

Crazeedi I can't wait to read outside!!!! 2mo
LaraReads @Crazeedi Yes! 🙌🏻 It is my happiest place to read! 🌤🌳🌼📚😍 2mo
Crazeedi @LaraReads Mine too!!🤩🎶🌹 2mo
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Finally working on some #litsylove this morning before work. Decided to include some of these in my cards as a fun way get to know everyone better. Conversation starting questions on the back plus a notecard with my answer to add yours to & pass along. Hope that‘s something you will all enjoy. If not, it was fun just answering for all of you. 🤗📚 I work all weekend, but will have some mail going out by Monday! 💕✍🏻💌 #litchat #bookriot

Kerrioke That‘s a cool idea! I really like it ☺️ 2mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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@Stacypatrice you made my week with your #litsylove! After a really rough few days at work, having my husband say “you got a pen pal letter” just about brought me to tears! 💞 I was in the bath and shouted “bring it to me!” 🤣 Thank you so much! Sorry I just now had time to post, but know that it meant so much & I can‘t wait to send some love back your way! 😻

Stacypatrice I love that we‘re so intimate already - you were nude with my mail 😂😂😂 I‘m AT work on my break and this post brought me such a nugget of happiness 🤗 2mo
CouronneDhiver 😆😆 Litsy friends are the best friends 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
LaraReads Yes! 🙌🏻 @Stacypatrice and we haven‘t even had a 1st date! 🤣 2mo
Stacypatrice @😂😂😂😂 2mo
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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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I joined Litsy just over 3 years ago. February 28, 2016. I had no idea what I was doing and sometimes I still don‘t! ☺️ My #firstlike (and only) was @jessberk13 Thanks for being there from the beginning! My Litsy time was and is sporadic due to work/kiddo/life, but I love this place & I love you all. And I still love this quote & this book! 📚🤓 #firstlikes

Texreader That‘s about the same time I came to Litsy! So glad you posted your #firstlike! I‘m so impressed with all of us who started with practically no likes but persevered and made Litsy such an awesome place!! 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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When your daughter is your life & volleyball is her life...🏐💜🏐💜 So glad I have Daisy to keep me company in-between games! 📚🤓 I am really loving this book!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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It‘s #internationalwomensday and #fridaynightbookclub and we are on the road again for volleyball. Luckily the Amazon Prime van was only 2 stops away as we were packing the truck. Daisy Jones arrived right before we left. Yay for #bookmail! Happy Friday, Littens! 😍📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!!!!! So happy it got there just in time!!! 🙌🏻💞 2mo
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The Casquette Girls | Alys Arden
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Celebrating the last hour of Mardi Gras! New Orleans is one of my absolute favorite places in the US! So much history, culture, music, legend, & mystery. 💚💛💜🎷🎭👑 If you haven‘t heard the story of the Casket Girls of the Ursuline Convent (while on a ghost tour), you are missing out! 🧛🏻‍♀️🤣 Decided to dive into this series, since I believe it has a good New Orleans feel & it‘s one I haven‘t read. Do you have a favorite New Orleans story?

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m better w/ pics. ?
1: journaling, antiquing *I love thrift stores/used books-quite addicted!, turning old things to new, bird watching, taking pictures, biking, COFFEE (is that a hobby??), sitting on my back porch with a book.
2: contemporary fiction, YA, romance, some historical fiction, mystery, & fantasy. Anything!
3: 3 cats that are my whole world. Josie (17yo) Ali (~7yo named after Muhammad) & Noël (my ~3yo wild haired girl).
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LaraReads 4: unowned ✅ WIP on accuracy 😬
5: anything old/dusty/rusty that I can decorate with or give new life 🤣 and books!
6: I have a 14 year old daughter who is my best friend, I love SOAKING IN THE 🛁 and traveling (especially to small towns & finding unique book stores), music festivals, and beer! #litsylove #litsylovesurvey
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love small towns too! And I come from one 😄 only one bookstore 😅 2mo
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My husband has loved Wilco & Jeff Tweedy for as long as I can remember. Tonight I finally got to experience Tweedy in person with him. It was pretty spectacular. Plus, #bookswag! Now I can‘t wait to read his memoir! Yay for music & books! 🎶📖🤓

KathyWheeler I have seen Wilco 3 times but I‘ve never seen Jeff Tweedy solo. Wilco shows are fantastic. 3mo
LaraReads @KathyWheeler Same for him! He‘s seen Wilco multiple times, and every time I‘ve had to work. He probably would rather see the whole band, as this was def more of an intimate acoustic singer/songwriter feel. Which is totally right up my alley! He really was fantastic! 3mo
KathyWheeler @LaraReads I think I‘d be fine with just Jeff Tweedy as well. I wish he‘d come down to coastal Alabama! 3mo
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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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My day off, because I work all weekend. ? Spending the morning #audiojournaling (this book is kinda an intense listen so far). I‘m so excited to jump into #litsylove and make some new bookish friends & pen pals! Big thanks to Misty for getting it all organized! Obviously Noël thinks she is mommas best helper too! #catsoflitsy

RachelO Noël‘s looking extremely creative there! 3mo
LaraReads @RachelO Right? You wouldn‘t believe all the creative stuff she has typed into my computer (that she is sitting on). Might be the next great (kitty) novel. 😹 3mo
Slajaunie She‘s so precious! She just wants to spend time with her favorite person and help out. 3mo
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LaraReads @Slajaunie Thank you! Yes she does! She was my rescue at Christmastime 2 years ago. She has no control over her hair, her curiosity, or her love of pens, bookmarks, and washi tape. Like mother, like daughter. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww she‘s beautiful!!! 😽😽❤️❤️ 3mo
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Kerrioke Your cat is a beauty 😻 3mo
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The Bookseller Of Kabul | Asne Seierstad
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#brunchandabook Brunch, now an afternoon full of volleyball! 💜🏐💜🏐 The place we ate brunch uses books to deliver the check. How perfect is that?

swishandflick That looks delicious! 3mo
LaraReads @swishandflick It really was! And makes me wish I had the slightest idea how to poach an egg on my own! 🤣🤣🥚🍳 3mo
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The Library Sale | Bonhams (Firm)
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My hubby & daughter made this momma so happy today by getting up early & heading to downtown OKC with me! The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System #librarybooksale was this weekend and it was packed & amazing! Happy girl! #bookheaven

irre Hope you got some good ones! 3mo
Lcsmcat I love library sales! 3mo
Crazeedi That looks like so much fun! I don't have a big library like that😏 3mo
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JaimeDawn As in Oklahoma City? Is this a yearly thing? How have I not known? I am in Oklahoma (edited) 3mo
LaraReads @irre @Lcsmcat it was really amazing. And a tad overwhelming! 3mo
LaraReads @Crazeedi agreed! My library system is not that big either, but this serves all of Oklahoma County & the metro area so it is huge! 3mo
LaraReads @JaimeDawn yes, Oklahoma City! This is my first year going to the Metro library sale, and from what people told me it was better than it was last year! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m in Norman, so we have the Pioneer Library System sale, which is great, but this was on a whole new level! 3mo
Crazeedi @LaraReads that's just awesome 3mo
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“To belong to someone—I didn‘t know it, but now that I think about, it seems like that‘s all I‘ve ever wanted. To really be somebody‘s, and to have them be mine.” #romanticquote #literarylove
Wanted to start a new book today, but the teenager was home from school & sucked me in with the words “Peter K.” He is still the best #bookboyfriend *sigh*
Side note, just finished One Day in December and sadly did not love it, so looking to bounce back!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I hope your teenager gets better!! And I‘m sorry you didn‘t love One Day in December 😕 I did and I usually don‘t like those type books 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
LaraReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It was actually a Snow Day today, so glad she‘s not sick! It was my day off too, so we got to have a girls day! 😍 But, yeah, I can‘t believe everyone else loved it & I didn‘t. I usually do love romance reads. But this one didn‘t work for me at all! 😩 3mo
vkois88 Glad you enjoyed girls day ❤❤❤ 3mo
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Christmas Romance on Valentine‘s Day? Sure, why not? 🤷🏻‍♀️♥️🥰 Enjoying this day off with the last few hours of almost 70 degrees before it gets cold again. #bemyvalentine #literarylove

vkois88 Enjoy! It was warm here today too... Happy Valentine's Day! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 3mo
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