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Joined February 2016

Cat mom to 5, 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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Tress of the Emerald Sea | Brandon Sanderson
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BookmarkTavern Wow! 🤩 3mo
maich Love it!😍 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber
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Had the best reading month I‘ve had in a long time. Was able to get my first bingo, finish my #bookspin book, and 16 total others on my bingo card! 20 books in total. 📚 So nice to have this escape this month. Really loved my bookspin book (and the rest of the series as well).

BookmarkTavern Very cute! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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This book kind of snuck up on me. There is a lot going on in it. There were parts that I was not enjoying and were kind of a mess (mainly the Em/Emily parts in the past), and then I‘d find myself smiling or laughing out loud (very heartfelt parts relating to Lucy and hilarious parenting parts). It‘s a low pick, but the love of New York pushed it over. #LitsyToB24

squirrelbrain I agree - I loved the New York-ness of this one! 3mo
BarbaraBB Great review! I liked it while reading but it didn‘t really stick with me 3mo
Megabooks Fantastic review! This is definitely a NYC book. 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole I agree as well; it‘s a love letter to the city and the action/characters were secondary. 3mo
BarbaraBB Please don‘t forget to vote! Just one more day before the tournament starts! 2mo
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“Do they miss me?
Does it count if the person they miss isn‘t actually me?”

Picked this up on a whim because I saw it on somebody‘s 2023 favorites. It‘s a sweet romance about two hikers who fall in love while hiking from Mexico to Canada on the PCT. But more surprisingly, it‘s a study in grief and the importance of found family and packs quite a gut punch in several moments. Definitely brought some tears to my eyes several times.

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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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Finally getting started on my #LitsyToB24 reading list, and what an excellent start it was! I really loved this book! And I don‘t know that I would have picked it up without the ToB. So thank you ladies! I loved these characters and the whole story. It just had so much heart, and was still a whole lot of fun!

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I adore S.A. Cosby‘s writing & love the way Adam Lazarre-White narrates it. Both previous reads of his were 5 stars for me, so I was excited to find this at a used bookstore in Denton. I know it‘s some people‘s favorite. I didn‘t love it as much as Razorblade Tears or All the Sinners Bleed, but it was still really good!

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Made my January #bookspin page in my happy planner today. Excited to get started on some of these 2024 reads!

TheAromaofBooks So pretty!!! 4mo
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Two Twisted Crowns | Rachel Gillig
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Spent the day at the cancer center with my mom. Came home to a quiet house & book mail that I‘m using as an escape from heartache. I‘ve been looking so forward to the 2nd book in this series. So today it gets my thankfulness! And also the unintended color coordination with a much needed glass of wine.

Ruthiella Glad reading is able to solace you somewhat. Wishing you and your mom the best. ❤️ 6mo
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Same Time Next Summer | Annabel Monaghan
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I‘ve got a few marigolds still blooming, but most of my “summer” flowers have stared to wilt and give up the Oklahoma days to the fall.
This is on its way to you @ElizaMarie While I enjoyed it, I think it fell short of being a pick for me. Without saying too much, there was just something in the tone of the relationships that didn‘t fully work for me. But I think it was still a fun read, and I enjoyed the characters. #lmpbc #groupr

ElizaMarie Oooo 7mo
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The Gilded Cage | Lynette Noni
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Visiting my college girl for family weekend & sneaking in a few quite moments to read this morning while everyone else sleeps in. Still really loving this series & these characters! 👑🗡️

Aims42 What a beautiful reading spot 😍 I hope you have a fun weekend!! 7mo
marleed When the outdoor furniture coordinates with your book! 7mo
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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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“Be wary. Be clever. Be good.”

I really, really loved this book! I‘m so very thankful that I picked it up when the sequel comes out next month. So glad I don‘t have to wait long for it. I‘m not usually much of a fantasy reader in years past, but I sure am enjoying dipping my toes into these waters. Especially the magical, gothic fantasy of this book. And the romance. I‘m here for it all! Definitely excited for the next!

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Bait and Witch | Angela M. Sanders
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Woke up feeling spooky this morning. And also missing my kiddo. So #cozymystery time & coffee in my favorite mug from her. Hopefully I can enjoy a day full of this right here.

SheReadsAndWrites Missing kiddos is tough. ☹️ I hope you have a day of comfort. ❤️📚 7mo
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Same Time Next Summer | Annabel Monaghan
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One more week of “summer” and I‘m excited to start this #lmpbc #groupr pick to close it out! Also, SO EXCITED for blanket weather in the back yard! I love summer, but fall is my jam! 🍂🍁 Not really for the spookies, but for the blankets & cooler weather & coffee drinking & football. 🩵💛🤎

ElizaMarie Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! 7mo
LaraReads @ElizaMarie yes!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
BethM Also my favorite! 7mo
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Letter from a Friend | Arya Nagarjuna
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What a wonderful little surprise pick-me-up you sent @ElizaMarie It was just perfectly what I needed today! 💜 And I love the stickers so much! Thanks for thinking of me!

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Listening while sitting with my momma as she napped today. Got some devastating news from the oncologist yesterday. Stage 4 Merkel Cell Carcinoma. We are waiting on further tests to see how we proceed.

As tragic as Cosby‘s stories are, there is something so comforting in the quiet strength of his characters. And Adam Lazarre-White‘s narration is always amazing. I don‘t think there‘s anything that Cosby will write from now on that I won‘t read!

CBee Thinking of you and your mom as you navigate through this. I‘m so very sorry 💚 7mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Jas16 I am so sorry. Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts. 7mo
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Deblovestoread Thinking of you and your mom! 💜 7mo
Soubhiville Thinking of you both. 7mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , I‘m so sorry. Keeping you both in my thoughts. 7mo
ravenlee I‘m so sorry. Sending love and support for both of you. 7mo
Ruthiella Sorry to hear that. ❤️ 7mo
BarbaraBB So sorry for you 7mo
Bookwormjillk Sorry to hear that 7mo
LaraReads @CBee @Librarybelle @Jas16 @Deblovestoread @Soubhiville @Leftcoastzen @ravenlee @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB @Bookwormjillk Thank you all so much for your kind words! ❤️ This book community & our support/discussions/escape means the world to me! 7mo
ravenlee This place really is the best. I‘m waiting to hear from my mom who‘s right this minute seeing a liver surgeon (head of the department, no less) because it wasn‘t enough that her breast cancer (that had been in remission for 24 years) metastasized to her skin (which they‘ve never seen before) but the radiation may have caused this new liver cancer that just popped up. Cancer is a vicious beast. Litsy is my refuge, too. 💕 7mo
LaraReads @ravenlee oh my goodness! 😔 Lots of love and support to you & your mom as well! ❤️ 7mo
ravenlee Thank you. She got good (relatively) news, so things are looking better than they could be. 7mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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“One generation to change the text. One generation chooses to teach that text. The next grows, and the lie becomes history.” Apropos of today‘s culture as well.

When I read this book at the end of July, I was almost completely unaware of the hype (yep it is comfortable under this rock where I live 😝). I guess I payed no attention since it is fantasy, and not my typical genre. But man, did I love this book. Some say over-hyped, but anything ⬇️

LaraReads that keeps me this entertained, makes me feel like my younger self reading dystopian for the first time, and makes me this eager for the sequel… definite pick from me! Can‘t wait for Nov 7 now. Just like they say about pumpkin spice, the world is kinda shit right now, and we need a little joy. I needed a little joy during a lot of tough things in my personal life. So I‘m choosing this joy! And dragons, I‘m choosing dragons! 🐉❤️ (edited) 7mo
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Invisible: A Graphic Novel | Christina Diaz Gonzalez
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Fall is almost here! 🍁 But we‘ve still got a little summer left here in OK. Excited for cooler temps and football, but not for darker evenings. 🌅 Less time for reading outdoors after work makes me sad, but it‘s a trade off for less sweating and less mosquitos & flies. This was a Litsy pick a few months back from @ravenlee and I‘ve been meaning to pick it up from the library since then. Excited to start it tonight!

dabbe Beautiful 🌼! 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I can't wait until fall! 8mo
ravenlee I hope you like it! It looks like one more sweltering day here in NWLA, too, and then maybe some cooler days starting tomorrow. 🤞🏻 7mo
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Donut Fall in Love | Jackie Lau
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@ElizaMarie This one is on its way to you! Sorry for the delay, it‘s been a tough few weeks. But I just dropped it off at FedEx. Avoiding too many spoilers, this is between a pick & a so-so. I loved the non-romance parts of the story more than the romance. The banter, humor, racial identity, family, and heart were all a plus. The romance was just ok for me. 3.5 stars. I‘ll still probably read the next though. Hope you enjoy! 💖🍩 #lmpbc #groupr

BethM I felt the same! The ancillary characters were almost more intriguing. 8mo
ElizaMarie I got this the other day (sorry if I didn't mention it). 7mo
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Life has been pretty tough lately. Lots of life events that have been hard. But I celebrated my 22nd Anniversary with my husband yesterday, and this book was in our B&B. I think I needed these words.

Ruthiella Happy Anniversary. Hope things become less stressful to allow you to regain your energy. ❤️ 8mo
merelybookish That is a lovely quote. Solace in small things. 💚 8mo
kspenmoll Happy Anniversary! Serendipity…lovely reminder. I hope life becomes more even & less stressful. So glad you got away! 8mo
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ravenlee Happy anniversary! I wish you a multitude of small answers. 8mo
dabbe Happiest of anniversaries and sending hugs for a less stressful week ahead! 🤗🤗🤗 8mo
wanderinglynn Happy anniversary! 🥂 8mo
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I think I‘m in the minority right now, but I am actually full on liking this book. I think I‘m a sucker for pandemic stories for some reason. I know for a fact I‘m a sucker for animal stories. So grateful to #camplitsy23 for bringing some books into my life this summer that I know I wouldn‘t have read without it!

JamieArc I‘m liking it too! 8mo
TheKidUpstairs I've read the first half for this week's discussion and I really like it so far! 8mo
LaraReads @JamieArc @TheKidUpstairs yes! I‘m finding it hard to stop halfway! But if I don‘t, then sometimes I get confused where I am for the questions & don‘t want to give anything away. 8mo
BarbaraBB Very glad you are liking it!! 8mo
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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Spent most of the day audio-cleaning to this super cute, feel good romance. Finishing up outside now that the sun is starting to set & it‘s cooling down just a little. I thoroughly enjoyed this (also LOVE Julia Whelan narrated books) and I kinda had a goofy smile on my face like almost the whole time. If you‘re in the mood for love, I definitely recommend.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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“That's the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.”

They might not have used my favorite line from the book, but I really liked the movie a lot! ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸🇬🇧🏳️‍🌈 Thought the casting was perfect, just the right amount of steam to match the book and yes, it was slightly cheesy & cheeky, but what rom-com isn‘t?! That‘s what makes it so perfect. Thanks Amazon for doing my favorite guys right.

ICantImReading Ooh I‘m glad this was good, I‘m excited to watch!! 8mo
Vansa I liked this movie too. Cute and charming. And stellar cast! 8mo
Read4life I loved the book & I‘m looking forward to watching the movie 🤓 8mo
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LaraReads @ICantImReading @Read4life I hope you enjoy it! They definitely had to change a few things up from the book & leave some things out, but I didn‘t think it took away from my love of these guys! 🩷 And if you go in knowing that rom-come are cheesy at times, I think you‘ll find that endearing. 8mo
LaraReads @Vansa stellar cast indeed! 🙌🏻👏🏻 8mo
marleed Oh, agree. I loved this movie. 8mo
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Donut Fall in Love | Jackie Lau
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I feel like I haven‘t slept in 3 weeks. Between house sitting, vacation, and finally moving my daughter away to college this weekend, I am pooped!

Really looking forward to finally digging into this #lmpbc #groupr pick from @BethM We had our mail stopped so I just got it! But it looks cute & I love the bookmark idea. Can‘t wait! @Hazel2019 @ElizaMarie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute mug ☕️ 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was thinking exactly the same thing!! It‘s beautiful!! 8mo
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We returned from Maui a week ago today. It was our first trip to any of the Hawaiian islands, and beautiful West Maui welcomed us with open arms. We fell in love. Lahaina Town just took our breath away. It has taken me since Wednesday morning to figure out a way to post. I have just been in tears daily as I watch the stories of the devastation of this beautiful place, that we just left, unfold. ⬇️

LaraReads Every time we travel, I have to visit a local bookstore. We went to the Maui Friends of the Library in Lahaina. It was so quaint, and sadly, destroyed by the fire. I bought the book bag to support them, the Hāna book to support a local author, and the Goodnight, Goodnight, Lahaina Town book as something a family member might like. Now it is a keepsake. ⬇️ (edited) 8mo
LaraReads A reminder of a place that doesn‘t exist any longer. 💔 The Moloka‘i book I bought second-hand at a Salvation Army that was also destroyed in the blaze. Just heartbroken & feeling so helpless. 8mo
marleed Oh my gosh, I can only imagine the feelings your are going through. I‘m very glad you were gone before the winds and fires. 8mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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“I probably think more than the normal about water, floating in it, just the color blue itself and how for the fish, that blue is the whole deal. Air and noise and people and our all-important hectic nonsense, a minor irritant if even that.”

Not necessarily a “beach read” but this line had me all up in my feels for Demon & his desire to see the ocean. It‘s so true! Also, the author note in this “An Ethereal Visit” was so heartfelt! ❤️❤️

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Daughter of No Worlds | Carissa Broadbent
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A Flight of Fantasy! 🗡️🧝‍♀️ Really enjoying this one!

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@ElizaMarie This should be to you by Wednesday. Hope you enjoy it! #lmpbc #groupr

@BethM @Hazel2019 @suvata

ElizaMarie I got it!!!! The little books are so cute :) I can‘t wait to start it this week :) 9mo
LaraReads @ElizaMarie yay! Glad it came pretty quick! We were leaving on vacation & I didn‘t want to wait until we got back! ❤️ 9mo
ElizaMarie @LaraReads Actually, I am so glad you double-enveloped it! Typically it's not necessary, but lately, VT has been practically underwater. It was left outside (I was at work all day), and the outer envelope was drenched! But the book and the booklets all survived without signs of it raining! 9mo
LaraReads @ElizaMarie oh, awesome! I was worried about it getting bent & scratched in the envelope even with padding, so I wrapped it in one too. Paperbacks are delicate sometimes. Wasn‘t even planning on all the rain/water as well, so bonus! 🥳 9mo
BethM @LaraReads did you receive the book I sent? @Hazel2019 I haven‘t received your book yet. 8mo
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The Dead Romantics | Ashley Poston
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Hoping to finish marking this guy up today.🤞🏻 I have been so slow at physical books the last few weeks. Trying to get ready for vacation & moving my daughter to college the first few weeks of August, I‘ve primarily stuck to audio. But hopefully will have this mailed to you soon @ElizaMarie It‘s been pretty good! #lmpbc #groupr

BethM @Hazel2019 I just emailed you my address. I work in law enforcement so i won‘t put it on what amounts to a public spreadsheet 🙃 9mo
ElizaMarie I need to find the link to the spreadsheet so I can figure out who I am sending to. But I plan on sending mine out Wednesday/Thursday this week (been working like crazy) @BethM @Hazel2019 @LaraReads 9mo
LaraReads @ElizaMarie hopefully that works! I have failed at finishing my book this weekend too! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I have WAY too much going on right now. But I‘ll have it on the way to you by the end of the week! 9mo
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The True Love Experiment | Christina Lauren
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Not saying I try to match my nails to my books, but somehow it does keep happening…💅🏼🤷🏻‍♀️

This was cute, but did get a little eye-roll-ie saccharine towards the end. I know, I know…it‘s a freaking romance! Still, it was a little much for me. Like, not love, on this one.

dabbe I'd say a PICK for the nails! 🤩🤣🤩 9mo
LaraReads @dabbe 💜💜 thanks! 😻 9mo
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A quick #bbrc read this evening before heading inside. Enjoyed the illustration in this one.

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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Had to finish this #camplitsy23 pick early because my hold came in at the library and I was afraid if I skipped it wouldn‘t come back around in time. Plus vacay at the beginning of august might interfere. But I REALLY LOVED this book! I enjoyed the beginning (it grabbed me from the start) and all the TNO banter, but the 2nd part in the throes of the pandemic had so much heart! 💞 The epistolary part & the irl part were so great! I was quite teary!

squirrelbrain So glad you loved it! 💕 I‘m going to start it soon…. 9mo
BarbaraBB I am looking forward to it too! 9mo
Lesliereadsalot Check out her other books too. Prep, American Wife and Rodham are all terrific. 9mo
LaraReads @Lesliereadsalot yes! I just placed holds for Rodham & Prep at the library! Glad to see that you recommend! 9mo
Megabooks It is a really fun book! The vibe will definitely be a nice break with that one. 9mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Road trip to my daughter‘s college orientation gave me time to finish this #camplitsy23 read. I really enjoyed this book. It is extremely readable/listenable. Even though all the characters are unlikable and have so many 🚩🚩🚩 I was still engrossed by their lives & in a way sympathetic to some of their plights. Plus, I really enjoy the way Kuang writes. Great Camp Litsy choice & I can‘t wait for the 2nd discussion!

squirrelbrain Yay! Looking forward to the second discussion too…. 9mo
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Such a great picture book. I unfortunately was not so familiar with Elizabeth Friedman. Helping find spies & decode secrets in two world wars, she‘s America‘s female equivalent of Alan Turing. Thankful to #bbrc for causing me to pick this up! ⌨️🕵🏻‍♀️

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The Dead Romantics | Ashley Poston
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Hubs is playing DJ on the speakers as usual, and I‘m doing a little bit of #lmpbc marking for #groupr This one is going to be fun I think! Plus, that it‘s unintentionally a match to my mani/pedi is a bonus! 🤣

suvata I really, really like that book. Enjoy! 9mo
dabbe Your whole set-up matches beautifully! 💙❤️💙 9mo
BethM That‘s the perfect t summer picture! 9mo
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A trip to the library today & I‘m ready to start my first #BBRC book! 🌏📚🥳

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 10mo
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Quarter to Midnight | Karen Rose
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How I wish I was spending my day! 📚 Instead of being all people-y 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👦‍👦👩‍👧‍👧👙🧨🎆 I am really loving this New Orleans (my favorite US city) based suspense book. 🌙🎭📿🌃

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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Super excited about these titles available as of today on #scribd Extra pumped for #sundaybuddyread and #camplitsy23 this month!

Megabooks Yay! Thanks for posting about it being on scribd! 10mo
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I LOVED this book! 📚🕰️🏝️ After starting & setting it aside a few weeks ago, I picked it back up today & didn‘t want to put it down! As a sort of re-telling of one of my husband‘s favorite book/movie (Charlie/Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) it was just magical & full of young-at-heart glee. Loved the characters & totally teared up multiple times! 💕

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There were so many emotions that this book brought me, took me down the rabbit hole of the juxtaposition of white artists wanting the soulful black sound as backup on their records all while taking the credit as front men, or still flying their confederate flags and singing their southern rock anthems. Merry Clayton added her beautiful vocals and epic scream to one of the most famous rock songs-The Rolling Stones‘ Gimme Shelter. ⬇️⬇️

LaraReads She suffered a miscarriage the day after recording it. She then decided to record her own version. She also added the “Boo Boo Boos” to Leonard Skynard‘s controversial anthem Sweet Home Alabama. A song that was a clap back at Neil Young‘s Southern Man (that Merry Clayton also recorded a version of). A band (like The Bond Brothers of the book) that is well known for flying the confederate flag for decades. ⬇️⬇️ (edited) 10mo
LaraReads In her own memories of it, she states she chose to use her voice in it as a sort of protest. So I‘m recognizing Opal and Merry in this month‘s #titlesandtunes #sexdrugsandrocknroll https://open.spotify.com/track/318Vrl9zzFT7zT8BYKNhgP?si=exeZ9cXTQomplvBnTBM1AA (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen PREACH 🙌🏻💗🤘🫶🏼all the LOVE for your choice 10mo
rockpools Wow on both counts! Stacking and listening. 10mo
Rissreads This sounds brilliant! Stacked! 10mo
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July‘s #bookspin list! Looking forward to these!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Quarter to Midnight | Karen Rose
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#lmpbc #groupr So I‘m thinking of leaning towards some #romanticsuspense with several of these picks. But I‘m good with romance too. I like it all! Any of these appeal to y‘all? Or any that you‘ve already read?

ElizaMarie I haven't read any of these. Anything you and @BethM decide would be good for me. I will look at my physical books later today and see if anything “fits“ or ... let me know if either of you have a new one you want me to pick up. 10mo
BethM I haven‘t read any of these 10mo
LaraReads @Hazel2019 let me know if you have a strong opinion about any of the above! 10mo
Hazel2019 No strong opinions! All look good so feel free to pick one! 10mo
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I‘m going to do my first #lmpbc with @BethM and we are planning for ROMANCE! Anybody interested in joining us? I‘m looking forward to my first postal markup. See @suvata page for signup info. Tomorrow is the deadline. ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

BethM @ElizaMarie @Hazel2019 how do you guys feel about joining us? I see that you don‘t have group members either. 10mo
suvata Instructions and sign up here: https://bit.ly/3qEa73B 10mo
LaraReads @suvata thanks! 😍 10mo
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ElizaMarie I don‘t really read romance, so I don‘t really have any on my #TBR. But… if y‘all want to tell me what book y‘all want I don‘t mind buying one and getting a bit out of my comfort zone —- what do you think? @BethM @LaraReads (edited) 10mo
LaraReads @ElizaMarie @BethM yes, I‘m good with that! I pretty much read anything & everything, so I‘ll do whatever. I don‘t read a ton of strictly romance either, but I do like romantic leaning stories in any genre. 10mo
ElizaMarie @LaraReads Sounds Great then, I mean I like books that are romance adjacent. I have a few books that “might“ work but I do also not mind if yall don't like my current books and I buy one. I will sign up now :) 10mo
LaraReads @ElizaMarie great! I'll try to find a few options that work and make a post to see which one you and @bethm think sound good for me to buy. If you think you want to check your shelves for some options, I'm open to looking at those to see if they look good for yours too, or she might totally have some suggestions. Or we could decide over email? I'm excited! 10mo
BethM @ElizaMarie romance adjacent from your shelves is cool! 10mo
Hazel2019 @ElizaMarie @BethM @LaraReads just joined the romance group to make it simpler 😁 ready for some #LMPBC! 10mo
LaraReads @Hazel2019 woo hoo! I‘m so excited! It‘s going to be awesome! I love dystopian too, and I think we‘re all fine with a little meshing of the genres! If you know of any that feature some romance as well. We‘re a melting pot! 🤣 10mo
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I have really enjoyed reading this one & the #sendsyoudownarabbithole effect it had on me. I have loved reading about all the people the characters were based upon. Can‘t wait for the #literarycrew #buddyread discussion tomorrow!

Librarybelle So glad you liked this one!! 10mo
TheKidUpstairs Loved this one. Dawnie Walton made an awesome Spotify playlist to go with it, it's worth checking out! 10mo
LaraReads @TheKidUpstairs yes! I‘ve been listening to it! That was part of my rabbit hole! 🤣🤣 It‘s great! 10mo
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A Little Wanting Song | Cath Crowley
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A quick re-read of this one to see if it gives me inspiration for #titlesandtunes I really love this book! 🎶🎸🇦🇺

mcctrish We are reading twins today ❤️❤️ 10mo
LaraReads @mcctrish yes, we are!! The best kind of twins! ❤️ 10mo
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Troubles in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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This one is due back at the library, and it‘s sweltering outside, but I‘m trying to find the energy to finally finish this series. After being indoors all day at work, I just want to be outside reading. The 🦟 are trying to spoil my plans though, after all the rain we‘ve gotten lately. #readerproblems

britt_brooke Perfect reading spot! 10mo
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Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton
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😲🤯😳☹️ My face during the second half of this book. Have to work this morning, so will read through the #camplitsy23 discussions as soon as I can. But this book. I don‘t even know where to begin. I couldn‘t really root for any of the characters to be the one to come out on top. I didn‘t really like the ending. It just left me overall dissatisfied. But it was interesting, well written, and kept a good pace. So… 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Still doing this “springtime in Oklahoma” thing I guess. It‘s been a long week and I‘m ready for these evening pop-up storms to quit already. ⛈️🌪️⚡️🥱

Aims42 Ugh, that was our month of May in IL. Hope you stay safe!!! 10mo
LaraReads @Aims42 Thanks! And yes, it‘s definitely going a lot later into spring than we are used to. Off & on since February & I think all us midwesterners are over it for sure! 10mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom How did you fair? I've been enjoying the thunderstorms after we got the heavy straight line winds. Woot for David Payne! 10mo
LaraReads @WorldsOkayestStepMom yes! Those were some wild storms that came through! But we were all good. I sure do love a good thunderstorm. They can keep the 🌪️ and hail but I‘ll take some thunder & lightening any day! Must be in our blood 🤣 And yes, I love David Payne deep in my soul. I know some people don‘t go for his excitability, but he‘s my guy! (edited) 10mo
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The Prison Healer | Lynette Noni
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Saturday afternoon fantasy poolside while hubby spins some tunes. Love these relaxing days with him! ☀️❤️

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The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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Well, this is pretty stinking adorable! Not a bad way to spend a Friday night at all! 🧬💕

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Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton
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75 pages in and it is starting to pick up a little! 🥳 Still have no idea where it is going, but I‘m invested now! Plus seeing some of y‘all‘s reviews has gotten me even more excited for #camplitsy23 next week!

JenReadsAlot I'm on page 60 and all the posts are keeping me going! Lol 10mo
LaraReads @JenReadsAlot yes! And @Megabooks describing the ending as 🍌👖 might just help me keep pushing through! It‘s definitely a strange one so far! No idea where these character introductions are going! 10mo
Cinfhen Yup!!! Agree, 🍌👖is a strong motivator to keep going 😜 10mo
squirrelbrain It does take a while to get into but the pay-off is worth it! 10mo
batsy It does pick up and it all goes a little bonkers in a way that feels extremely relevant to our present bonkers era! I enjoyed it 🙂 10mo
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