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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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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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Finally back to my happy place, reading at the water park. And I am loving this book! 💕🌈

mvegabec Nice place!!! Enjoy the day Lara!😁😘 2mo
britt_brooke Nice!! 2mo
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In honor of Hemingway‘s 120th bday today, this was our favorite stop on our recent cruise. The Ernest Hemingway House (and his sweet polydactyl cats) in Key West. What a treasure!

Clockwise from upper left: a chair in his office complete with cat underneath; Harry Truman; leaving Key West on the ship while reading A Farewell to Arms; Daisy Buchanan; typewriter still set up untouched; and me & my girl with his books.

It was our fave stop!

wanderinglynn Very cool! 2mo
Ruthiella Love bookish tourism!❤️ 2mo
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Sunday night MOOD. 🐈😴

Only 75 pages in on this. So far, as a parent, it‘s a pretty tough read. Interested to see where it goes!

kspenmoll Sweet face! 😻 2mo
Catsandbooks Omg that face! Too cute! 😍 2mo
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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It‘s after midnight CST and we leave bright & early to drive to the port city for our cruise. So I have excitedly torn into my #summersantagoespostal package. Thank you so much @KCCOkatey I really love all of these goodies! I hope everyone has a wonderful opening night/day!

@BookishMarginalia

marleed Ohh you are ahead of the game as this looks to be the Reese Witherspoon pick for July. Announced tomorrow but apparently libraries already have the RW sticker on it! 3mo
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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Y‘all, I am so sorry I have been MIA! Life has been crazy the last few weeks since I have been working overtime to get time off for our cruise next week! Every other moment has been spent trying to get ready for said cruise. 😩
But I got the most LOVELY #litsylove smile box from the beautiful @Stacypatrice Stacy, you are such a sweetie! I loved this box of smiles & am really looking forward to reading Angela‘s Ashes! Thank you with all my ❤️!

Susanita Enjoy your cruise!! 3mo
robinb So sweet! ❤️ 3mo
Stacypatrice 😁💛😁💛😁💛 3mo
mvegabec Awee I love @Stacypatrice she is one of my faves among Litsy Love! She's so nice and fun!😁💗 3mo
Stacypatrice @mvegabec - What a sweet thing to say!! Thank you 😊 😘 3mo
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Reading slump ✅ Exercise slump ✅ So I decided to re-read this series which I love & finally unpack my bike from storage to get back outside and off the stationary bike. The wind almost killed me yesterday, but so happy to be biking again. Hoping to finish out these last 2 weeks of #bookfitnesschallenge on a high note! #bfc @wanderinglynn

jessinikkip Congrats! I really think something like a stationary bike or treadmill would help me, but we don't have the money or anywhere for one yet. Not with 4 people's stuff still needing to be sorted after the move. 3mo
Caterina Great job dragging yourself out of your book and exercise slumps!! You rock! 🙌💪 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Sometimes you have to mix it up to drag yourself out of a slump. 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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@mvegabec I‘m waiting on one more thing to pack & then this is on the way to you!! Not much travel distance between Oklahoma & Texas, so I know it‘ll get there in time. But didn‘t want you to worry! 📦📭📚💕 @BookishMarginalia

mvegabec Hi @LaraReads thanks so much for the update. That is so thoughtful of you🤗 4mo
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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I truly believe that reading opens hearts & minds. When you fall in love with a character, their struggles become your struggles. And their happiness matters to you. I feel so blessed to be able to read anything I could possibly want! Happy #PrideMonth everyone! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤

#diversebooks #lgbt #lgbtq #queerbooks #pride #rainbow #bookrainbow #readtherainbow

derr.liz Beautiful post! 🏳️‍🌈📚 3mo
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GuRu | RuPaul
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Ru is my GuRu!! It‘s almost crowning time! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Most of the wonderful things I know, Ru has taught me! “If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen?!” 💋💅🏼💃 #dragrace #rupaulsdragrace

KathyWheeler I love that quote from Ru too. It‘s so true.😊 4mo
KCCOkatey Hey girl! Sending your package out in the morning. 😘 4mo
LaraReads @KCCOkatey YAY!! I‘ll be on the lookout! 💕 4mo
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Birthday: A Novel | Meredith Russo
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My #motivation @wanderinglynn 💕🌺 When life is bringing me down, I put on my headphones & shut out the noise. I escape to some fictional world where everything is better. And then I try really hard to remember the beauty that exists in this one. It really can overcome the ugly!

Not keeping track of #bookfitnesschallenge points, but a much better fitness week than last, and still on track for book total! Thanks to all you #bfc-ers out there!

Chrissyreadit Your lilies are beautiful 🙌 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice job and your lilies are beautiful 👏🏻 4mo
Crazeedi Gorgeous flowers and photo! 4mo
wanderinglynn Wonderful motivation. Thanks for sharing! 💜 4mo
TheEllieMo Lilies are my favourite flower! Lovely picture, beautiful sentiment 4mo
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Birthday: A Novel | Meredith Russo
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“The truth is we are perfect.”

Yesterday was #realeaseday #bookmail delivery for me! So happy!

Then today I get home and read the latest unbelievable news to come out of this administration.

Y‘all, I‘m struggling. I just get so down with every new destruction of human rights that is thrown at us, and I feel so powerless lately to stop the wrecking ball of hate. I just keep thinking, if only people would read & open up their minds a little.

JaclynW I'm feeling the same. 👎👎 4mo
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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. 😀 4mo
LaraReads Thanks so much @wanderinglynn for doing this challenge and all the encouragement! It really is so awesome! 💕 4mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4mo
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ness Red, White, and Royal Blue looks so good! 👏 4mo
LauraBeth Life happens - there‘s always next week! 4mo
nu-bibliophile You got this ! 👊👊 4mo
Bookwormjillk Beautiful! Too bad about the bugs though. 4mo
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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 👏🏻 4mo
bookishrantings So excited to get my copy! 4mo
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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! 4mo
TheSpineView Just think how good you will feel afterwards! 4mo
Clwojick I feel you! I had a hard time falling asleep this morning, so I ended up snoozing my alarm for 2 hours 😅 4mo
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BookwormAHN Bring your book and walk to a nice place to read 🌻 4mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous photo. 4mo
GypsyKat Great picture! 4mo
Caterina Beautiful picture! And you can do this!!! 👏 I hear you burn extra calories when you really don't feel like working out 😉 4mo
dariazeoli Hope you found a walk reinvigorated you 💪 4mo
LaraReads @Lovesbooks87 I only got through 5 chapters before work, but really loving it so far! 4mo
LaraReads @TheSpineView @BookwormAHN @Caterina You guys rock at motivation! Thanks so much! 💕 4mo
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! 😴😴 4mo
LaraReads @dariazeoli It definitely did! Not as long of a walk as I should have, but I‘ll try again tomorrow! 4mo
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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! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your pic!! 4mo
Erinreadsthebooks 😍Those coffee cup/planters!!!😍 4mo
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her_pages Your photo cured my anxiety 4mo
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.🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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. 4mo
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) 4mo
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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. 4mo
Clwojick I‘ve been using it over the last couple of days, and it‘s great when I find links to share. 👏🏻 4mo
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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!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 4mo
Jeralyn I ended up really loving that book, even though I had myself convinced that I wouldn't like it (have no clue why😂) 4mo
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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! 💕🐱 5mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5mo
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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) 5mo
MidnightBookGirl I loved this book! 5mo
rubyslippersreads I used to check this out of my elementary school library over and over again. 5mo
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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 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Love it! And good job with the reading...impressive! 📚🎶 5mo
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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! 5mo
Hoopiefoot I feel the same thing about weather. Stay safe! 5mo
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! 5mo
TheLibrarian @LaraReads Glad everything is ok and hopefully everything will remain alright throughout the month of May! 5mo
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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. 🎉 5mo
KCCOkatey Is that a Wandering Jew?! 5mo
LaraReads @sprainedbrain Awesome! Let me know how you like it! I‘m really liking book 1 so far! 5mo
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LaraReads @KCCOkatey Yes! I think it‘s the same thing? I know it as a Purple Heart. 💜 5mo
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 😂😍 5mo
LaraReads @KCCOkatey Awesome! 💕 Creep away! 🤣 5mo
Cinfhen Stunning photo 💜💜💜 5mo
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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 ❤️ 5mo
nelehelen Looks like a perfect day 😍 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Her books are amazing. Can't wait for her new book to come out next week! 5mo
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LaraReads @BookHoarder32 It really was! 😍💕 But the ending came too quick, just like I was afraid of! 😭 5mo
LaraReads @nelehelen It was a lovely day. Then that OK wind picked up & switched that up real quick! 🤣 5mo
LaraReads @Lovesbooks87 She‘s a first time for me! And I didn‘t know that! That‘s exciting. What‘s it called? 5mo
bullbunny I loved this book too!! It is one of my favorites! 5mo
IheartYA So glad you're enjoying it! 🥰 You will probably like Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, too. 5mo
LaraReads @bullbunny Agreed! I loved the writing! 5mo
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! 5mo
Cinfhen Another fabulous photo 💕 5mo
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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! ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Seekingtardis I ugly cried!! Snot and all!!!! 5mo
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!!! 😂💙 5mo
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) 5mo
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! 5mo
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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!!! 5mo
tracey38 Beautiful flowers! 5mo
Freespirit Lovely plants❤️ 5mo
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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!! 💜💜💜 5mo
Lcsmcat I love this quote! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love 💜💜 5mo
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vkois88 Gorgeous photo 5mo
LaraReads @Lcsmcat Agreed! This is the way I have always felt about church! This quote spoke to me 100%! 5mo
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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!

tammysue Happy you‘re doing ok! 💗🌷💗 5mo
GypsyKat I hope you recover quickly! 5mo
bullbunny Better than me. I still need to watch 15 and 19. You are getting there! No pressure, get back to you! 5mo
LaraReads @whatshesreadingnow @GypsyKat I am really staring to get back in the swing of things now! Thank you so much! 💕 5mo
LaraReads @bullbunny Thank you! 💜 And to say I‘m a little obsessed after binging them all in a row would be an understatement! Lol. 5mo
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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 💜💜💜 5mo
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! 5mo
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 ❤️❤️ 5mo
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vkois88 Beautiful photo ❤ Hope you are doing better!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How are you?? 5mo
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. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaraReads ok good!! I‘ve been thinking about you 💗💗 5mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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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! 5mo
Lcsmcat It‘s about revenge, not love. The movie adaptations have really messed up people‘s ideas about WH. 5mo
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LaraReads Thank you so much @BarbaraTheBibliophage 💕💕💕 5mo
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. 😍 5mo
Lcsmcat @LaraReads Heathcliff is the original stalker! 5mo
Kerrioke Uuuugh, one of the few books I‘ve ever DNFd. I don‘t get the appeal, but everyone has different tastes, lol. 5mo
Kerrioke I hope everything goes well tomorrow! 5mo
Crazeedi Hope you have an easy time and quick recovery! 5mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts for tomorrow! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything goes ok!!! 💗💗💗 5mo
Kaye Best wishes for a speedy recovery. 5mo
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! 5mo
vkois88 Hope it went well ❤❤❤ 5mo
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! 😍 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaraReads ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Viji When I finally read WH a few years ago, I was surprised that the characters were so unlikeable! (edited) 5mo
LaraReads @Viji Yes! That‘s exactly it. I guess I was thinking they were going to be worth so many more feelings! 5mo
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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!🌷💖 5mo
LaraReads Thank you @Crazeedi I appreciate it more than you know! 💕 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! Prayers for a speedy recovery ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
vkois88 Pretty! 5mo
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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!! 🥰🥰 6mo
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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! 6mo
Crazeedi A perfect place for your #litsylove treasures! 6mo
nelehelen I love that vintage case! Glad you like the small goodies. I‘m already putting that coloring book to good use. Thanks again! 😊😊😊 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💞💞 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen beautiful couple!! Congratulations ❤️❤️ 6mo
LaraReads Thanks! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was posting to you as you were commenting. 💕 6mo
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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!! 🤗🤗🤗 6mo
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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...😂😂😂 6mo
LaraReads @Freespirit Right?! She‘s a lovely girl, but somebody has to go! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
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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! 👏🏻♥️📚 6mo
Cinfhen That‘s wonderful!!! I feel the same way. I really enjoyed 6mo
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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 ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
whatsthEStorey Yay! 🤗💛 6mo
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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. 6mo
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. 6mo
LaraReads @ZacPaup I know! And the non-blinking... 😱 6mo
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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. 6mo
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! 6mo
rachelk @LaraReads Thanks, I might have to read it before I see the movie! 6mo
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. 6mo
ZacPaup @LaraReads I think both got what they wanted. Both of them manipulated and controlled each other. 6mo
LaraReads @ZacPaup Agreed! 6mo
ZacPaup @LaraReads true love 😂😂 awwww 6mo
LaraReads @ZacPaup Lol. What more could anyone want in life! 🤣 6mo
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! 6mo
LaraReads @nelehelen Awesome! I‘m glad you have it on the way. It‘s pretty fascinating! (edited) 6mo
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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! 🎨 🌸 ☀️ 6mo
tammysue Lovely! 💙 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! 💛💛 6mo
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! 📖🖋💜 6mo
Freespirit Lovely journal😊 6mo
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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!! 🎉💛🌷💚🌸💜🌼🌳🤗

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Jee_HookedOnBookz May I know where did you get those beautiful lovely red envelopes? 6mo
LaraReads @Jee_HookedOnBookz They are actually kinda hot pink. But they have tons of styles & colors on amazon! 6mo
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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! 6mo
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. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg me too!! I basically use Amazon like how I use Google lol 6mo
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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!!!! 6mo
LaraReads @Crazeedi Yes! 🙌🏻 It is my happiest place to read! 🌤🌳🌼📚😍 6mo
Crazeedi @LaraReads Mine too!!🤩🎶🌹 6mo
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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 ☺️ 6mo
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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 🤗 6mo
CouronneDhiver 😆😆 Litsy friends are the best friends 👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
LaraReads Yes! 🙌🏻 @Stacypatrice and we haven‘t even had a 1st date! 🤣 6mo
Stacypatrice @😂😂😂😂 6mo
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