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LauraBeth

LauraBeth

Joined May 2016

LibraryThing member LauraBethR

I prefer AP Style, but I‘ll defend your right to use the Oxford Comma. I run places and read things. I ❤️ cats 😻 and dogs 🐶 and Lauren Groff is my Literary Queen.
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I actually think this has a good shot at winning! 😀

auntie_jenn did you finish? i picked it up at B&N and was a wee bit intimidated 🥺 7h
LauraBeth @auntie_jenn I have about 200 pages to go! You‘ll know within 3-4 pages if you‘ll like it or not. Give it a go! 6h
auntie_jenn wii do...thanks for the suggestion 😉 6h
TheLudicReader My son keeps looking at this one at Indigo. 5h
LauraBeth @theludicreader tell him to get it! 😀 4h
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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#BFCr2 Week 1 Check-In: Didn‘t run as much as I wanted but I did have some quality time in the woods and in the gym! @Kaylamburson @Blaire @MaleficentBookDragon

Cinfhen How‘s Ducks going?? 2d
Kaylamburson Great week @LauraBeth !!! Congrats and keep at it! That's so awesome! 2d
LauraBeth @Cinfhen I‘m liking it but I‘m doing a buddy read with it, so that‘s probably making it more enjoyable. 2d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 1d
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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britt_brooke I liked this one! Hope you enjoy. 2d
LauraBeth @britt_brooke I read half of it yesterday and LOVE it! 2d
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Nevermoor fans - release date: March 10, 2020 ❤️

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Green Eyes | A. Birnbaum
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I haven‘t been on Litsy much lately because I‘ve been experiencing some issues with my phone screen being too sensitive while using the app. I can‘t seem to scroll thru without every single link and every single hashtag launching on every post. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Grey Cat says 👋

AmyG Beautiful cat! 3d
ChasingOm Yes! I thought it was just me. 😂 3d
Amiable Yes! It just started with my phone in the last day or so. I‘m wondering if it‘s because of running the newest update on my iPhone. 3d
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Sace I'm on android and I've had no issues. Beautiful kitty! 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, it seems to have started with the iOS 13 update for me. Sooo frustrating! 3d
tournevis No issue on Android 3d
BarbaraBB I haven‘t got the iOS 13 update yet and no problems using Litsy. It sounds super frustrating. 3d
LauraJ Yes...when I updated my iPhone. 3d
Lcsmcat Yes, when I updated my iOS to 13. It‘s annoying isn‘t it? 3d
Clare-Dragonfly Yup, definitely the iOS update. 😑 3d
Clare-Dragonfly I just posted about it in the Facebook group (Onward Litsy!), so that the developers might hear about it. 3d
Slajaunie Same here! 3d
sprainedbrain Yes, it‘s terrible. Hi, Kitty! 😃 3d
LauraBeth Thanks @amyg 😊 3d
LauraBeth @ChasingOm, @amiable, @BarbaraTheBibliophage, @LauraJ, @Lcsmcat, @Slajaunie, @sprainedbrain Hopefully, it‘s something minor that can be fixed soon! 3d
LauraBeth Thanks @Clare-Dragonfly! 3d
LauraBeth @tournevis it seems to be an iOS problem ☹️ 3d
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB it is super frustrating ☹️ Hopefully, it can be fixed soon! 3d
Leftcoastzen Pretty kitty !last iOS started this issue, if I scroll through Litsy, I try to have my finger on the photo in post for scrolling 3d
Hooked_on_books As soon as my phone did the latest software update, it‘s been doing this to me. It‘s driving me nuts! I have to watch carefully where I place my thumb when I scroll. 🙄 3d
tournevis @LauraBeth I can see that, yeah. Strange thing. 3d
LeahBergen Hello, Grey Cat! 😘😘 3d
LauraBeth @LeahBergen Grey Cat said you‘re her favorite 😘 3d
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Here are my goals for #BFCr4. I‘m excited to be cheering on my team: @Kaylamburson @Blaire and @MaleficentBookDragon

P.S. I am SO glad that it finally feels like Fall in the South! 🍁🍂 That‘s going to make this challenge a lot easier 😀

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉 1w
Kaylamburson Yesss!!! You got this! 1w
TheSpineView 👍👍👍 1w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1w
Blaire Awesome goals! 1w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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“He's proof that it doesn't matter where you come from or who your family is. Sweetheart, you're proof too.”

Leftcoastzen 😻 3w
tapgurl Awww cute cat! 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks Poised for some chin scratches 😻 3w
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Sunday reading 🐶😻😻😻

Melissa_J Looks like they all had a rough weekend 😂 (edited) 3w
kspenmoll Parallel snoozing! 3w
valeriegeary Oh my gosh. 😍 3w
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JenReadsAlot Cuteness! 3w
Bookzombie Love! They look so relaxed. 💕🐶🐱🐱🐱 3w
Kappadeemom The boxes 😂😂 3w
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 3w
UwannaPublishme Wish I could relax like that! 😁 2w
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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir | Joshua David Stein, Kwame Onwuachi
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One of the librarians at the library put this book in my hands and said I‘d love it.

Leftcoastzen 😻kitty tongue! 4w
jesseastin Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 4w
Johanna414 I love when that happens! They‘re usually right! 4w
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LauraBeth @leftcoastzen that almost never happens with him! 😻 4w
LauraBeth @jesseastin I'm on Chapter 4 and so far I really like it! 4w
LauraBeth @johanna414 I trust librarians! You're correct - they're usually right! 4w
cathipink I'm on the waiting list for the audio - curious to hear what you think! I enjoyed him on Top Chef 🙂🙂 4w
LauraBeth @cathipink I completely missed his Top Chef season 🙀 so now I can‘t wait to watch it! 4w
LeahBergen That little tongue. 😍 4w
LauraBeth @LeahBergen he‘s the sweetest 😻 4w
ValerieAndBooks Looks intriguing -- stacking! It's been a while since I've read a chef/foodie memoir!! 4w
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks I had that exact same thought when she gave it to me! Seems like it‘s been a while since I read a chef/foodie memoir. 4w
jmtrivera Oooh, I'm interested in your thoughts. My husband and I have been watching his season of Top Chef these past couple of weeks. He seems so driven. 4w
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 1mo
LeahBergen Awww! 😆😆😆 1mo
TrishB Awww great pic ❤️ 1mo
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Soubhiville So sweet! Those quiet moments are the best. 1mo
Eyelit There is way too much cute going on here (no complaints from me) 😍 1mo
Megabooks Love it! 1mo
DebinHawaii All my friends! 🐶🐱🐱🐱😘❤️❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 1mo
Suet624 So sweet. 1mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen I wake everyone up before the husband gets home so he's not aware they do this all day. 😂 4w
LauraBeth Thanks @trishb! 🤗 🤗 4w
LauraBeth @eyelit they're a bunch of freeloaders! 😹
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LauraBeth @debinhawaii 😘 😘 I've gone back to whole-food eating so I'm gonna be visiting your blog for some ideas! 4w
LauraBeth @megabooks 😘 😘 4w
LauraBeth @suet624 they're sweet when they're asleep! 😹 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LauraBeth I now have 3 “stray” cats who have made my home theirs 🐈😽 4w
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Fantastic Children's Stories | Arcturus Publishing Limited
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Me at Costco: “😻😻”
Husband at Costco: “Keep it moving!”

LeahBergen 😂😂 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂That's me too! I head straight to the book section! 😂😂😂 1mo
sprainedbrain Ooooooh! So pretty 😍 1mo
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SauerPatch That‘s me at Costco about everything 😂 1mo
Melissa_J Ha ha! Your husband sounds like mine 😂 1mo
QuietlyLaura "I'm moving!" while grabbing the books as I go. ☺️? 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😂 but but they‘re gorgeous! (running back as he turned to go) 1mo
Suet624 Costco? Really? Good for them. I love Costco. 1mo
meagankc21 I have to stop myself from always buying different editions of Anne of Green gables. I already have a copy but when they make such pretty covers how am I supposed to walk away??? 1mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen, @jen_hookedonbookz, @sprainedbrain, @sauerpatch, @Melissa_j, @quietlylaura, @erzascarletbookgasm, @suet624, @meagankc21 I checked Book Depository when I got home from Costco and these were a pretty good deal at $10. Book Depository had them for $20 - just in case anyone needs another edition of LW or Anne! 😁 4w
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Unpregnant | Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
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Library Holds. Also - I just got a notification from the library that my hold for Patchett‘s The Dutch House is In-Transit. 🙀 Whenever it says that, I‘ve gotten the book either that day or the next day. Wondering if the release date was moved up? 🤔

MicheleinPhilly Feeling girly today? 1mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly occasionally it happens! 1mo
valeriegeary 👏👏👏 1mo
LauraBeth @valeriegeary the task will be to read them before they're due back to the library! 😂 4w
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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I don‘t know HOW I haven‘t read this book yet. Finally bought a Kindle copy so I can read it this evening. Already a few pages in and I‘m in love. (Proof of life pic of Grey Cat for @AlaMich 😺).

AlaMich Proof of life, huh? Where‘s the newspaper with the date, huh? 🤨 1mo
AmyG It‘s a beautiful book. 1mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich this is true - I did it wrong! You‘ll just have to take my word 😹 1mo
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LauraBeth @AmyG that‘s always the consensus around this book! I‘m already a fan! 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 1mo
Suet624 Awww, such a sweet photo. 1mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️💫 #UnpopularOpinion: This was one of the most depressing books ever and I‘m so relieved to be done with it. I felt like I was on a journey with two families and only got the worst events of their lives. I‘m okay with sadness and all of that but dang...give me a little light to go along with it. I get the whole forgiveness and redemption angle but tbh, this just didn‘t work for me.

BookNAround I didn‘t love it either. 1mo
LeahBergen I wanna kiss that BFG on the lips. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Good to hear! I‘d mostly heard great things so it‘s nice to also know some of the negatives. Also, that picture is ADORABLE. 1mo
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Jensol77 I loved it. It was sad but real. 1mo
JamieArc I felt the same way as you. Glad I‘m not the only one. 1mo
Melissa_J OMG what a cute picture! I have this book on my TBR pile and I‘m always afraid of reading books everyone seems to love. I‘ll temper my expectations going in now. 1mo
Ruthiella Love the picture!❤️🐱❤️🐱 1mo
BarbaraBB Oh man, I just bought this one. Forgiveness and redemption? Meh... 1mo
CarolynM I'm with you, I can't stand books that are unrelieved misery, I don't even like unrelieved seriousness. I do love the cat picture, though😻 1mo
Megabooks I‘m reading this now! I‘m loving it, but I can definitely tell it‘s not upbeat. 1mo
LauraBeth @BookNAround I‘m so glad to see it wasn‘t just me! 1mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen 😹well since he‘s basically a Ragdoll in Tabby form, he would most definitely let you do that! 😻 1mo
LauraBeth @LiteraryinLititz I do think it‘s a good book and I can see why it‘s appealing to a lot of readers, it just wasn‘t the right book for me at the right time. The BFG cat says thank you 😻 1mo
LauraBeth @Jensol77 it was very real! Maybe too real bc my parents could have been stand-ins for Peter‘s parents. Maybe bc it did resonate so much realness to me and bc I could identify with the characters, I wanted to also see the joyous parts to help temper the sadness. 1mo
LauraBeth @JamieArc I‘m glad to see I wasn‘t alone in my thoughts on this one! 1mo
LauraBeth @Melissa_J thanks 😻 I think the comparisons of this author with Celeste Ng are spot on and if you enjoyed Ng‘s books, you‘ll definitely enjoy this one! It‘s definitely character-driven. 1mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Ruthiella 😽 1mo
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB I felt like she was trying to write the great Catholic novel. So yeah - meh. 1mo
LauraBeth Thanks @CarolynM 😻 I never realized about myself that I didn‘t like unrelieved misery until I read this. So now I know! 1mo
LauraBeth @megabooks I hope you like it! It definitely wasn‘t an upbeat read for me! But before this, I had read On Earth We‘re Completely Gorgeous and that definitely wasn‘t upbeat either. But I LOVED that book! Maybe bc I could see joy in his writing? I think Keane is a great writer but a very straightforward one. 1mo
Megabooks @LauraBeth Honestly, I didn‘t want to put it down to do my morning chores. I finally did at 5 and I‘m sitting down again with it now!! I want to read Ocean‘s book as well. 1mo
kspenmoll This is my bookclub read this month. Thanks for your honest opinion. Last month‘s pick I really did not enjoy- similar unpopular opinion for Elizabeth‘s Gilbert‘s 1mo
LauraBeth @kspenmoll I do think this is a really good book for book clubs to discuss! 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
valeriegeary That cat face though.... 😆 1mo
LauraBeth @valeriegeary well he‘s no Charlie Waffles but he‘s cute enough ☺️ 1mo
AlaMich We haven‘t seen much of Grey Cat for awhile...🙀 1mo
LauraBeth @alamich 😹 she‘s sitting right next to me now - she hasn‘t gone anywhere! 1mo
Suet624 You have the best posts! 1mo
Djspens Trying to get through this book...... 4w
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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So I‘m on page 120 of this book and have to ask - where is all of this hope that people keep talking about? Is it coming? Because this has been one dark and sad ride so far. Where is the light?

merelybookish Adorable kitty face! 1mo
QuietlyLaura Kitty! 😻❤️ 1mo
rachelsbrittain What a sweet baby 😍 1mo
Smrloomis Cute! And I hope someone answers your question because the blurb sounds 😱 1mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I ❤️ a long-tailed Q.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻😊. Looking forward to this one 1mo
JulietBooks Oooh, fancy. 😍 1mo
valeriegeary Elegant! 1mo
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BarbaraBB Oow there‘s your past in adveristing again (I think)! 💜 1mo
LeahBergen Yes! 1mo
AlaMich That‘s purty!! 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😍🙌🏻 1mo
LauraBeth @Cathythoughts I‘m only on Chapter 4, but so far, so good! 1mo
LauraBeth @JulietBooks IKR?! 😂 1mo
LauraBeth @valeriegeary truly! 😍 1mo
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB I guess it never leaves you 😂 1mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen 😍😍 1mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich it is indeed! 😍 1mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Happy Friday 💃 Reading the tagged book this morning.

britt_brooke Good morning, Bitsy! 🐾 1mo
Leftcoastzen Adorable! 1mo
AmyG Awww 💕 1mo
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Laura317 Sweet Bitsy! 1mo
LeahBergen Hello, Bitsy! 😘😘 1mo
UwannaPublishme Awwww, there he is! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
kspenmoll Up to his old tricks! ❤️ 1mo
LauraBeth @britt_brooke Bitsy says 👋👋 1mo
LauraBeth @Leftcoastzen and she knows it 😹 1mo
LauraBeth @AmyG ☺️ 1mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen Bitsy returns the hello 😘😘 1mo
LauraBeth @UwannaPublishme I feel like it‘s been a while because we‘ve been a house full of cats lately! 😹 1mo
LauraBeth @kspenmoll 😹😹 1mo
TNbookworm ❤ Bitsy! 1mo
DebinHawaii Bitsy!! 🐶❤️ 1mo
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Sunset reading this Friday Eve.

“If ever your mother asks you to choose between her death and disappearance, have her die. Always.“

Hollie Woah, what a quote! 1mo
LauraBeth @hollie I‘m bringing out the wine for this one! 1mo
Suet624 Yowzer 1mo
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Angle of Repose | Wallace Earle Stegner
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When you realize the definition for angle of repose is a metaphor for everything in life: marriage, work, family, society and your own damn self.

Beatlefan129 Cute kitty 😻 1mo
Cinfhen 🎶Strike a pose 🎵 1mo
AmyG What a cute cat...with a great book! 1mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️😻 1mo
michellelav What a sweetheart 😻❤ 1mo
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Robbie says he‘s in the mood for rich parents behaving badly.

squirrelbrain Robbie is soooo cute! 😻 1mo
wen4blu The pose is perfect! 1mo
Cinfhen Robbie can take over hosting duties for Vanna White 😻 1mo
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julesG Cute kitty! 1mo
8little_paws oh Robbie! He looks like he wants to behave badly himself 😂 1mo
Bookzombie So cute! 1mo
AlaMich Awww!!😻 1mo
Crazeedi He's just adorable !!❤❤ 1mo
LeahBergen Robbie is a darling! 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 I‘m gonna go try and piece my shattered heart back together after reading this. I‘m not sure the pieces will ever fit the same way again.

plemmdog It was amazing. I just ordered his first poetry collection 1mo
BarbaraBB Wow, beautiful review. I‘ll stack. 1mo
arlenefinnigan Nice photo 🐈 1mo
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LauraBeth @plemmdog I've read Night Sky With Exit Wounds and thought it was great. I'd like to read some of his other poetry. 1mo
LauraBeth @barbarabb I hope you enjoy it - it's some of the best writing I've read all year. 1mo
LauraBeth @arlenefinnigan thanks! 😻 1mo
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Angle of Repose | Wallace Earle Stegner
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“Before I can say I am, I was. Am or was, I am cumulative too. I am everything I ever was...I am much of what my parents and especially my grandparents were-inherited stature, coloring, brains, bones (that part unfortunate), plus transmitted prejudices, culture, scruples, likings, moralities and moral errors that I defend as if they were personal and not familial.“

Tamra Loved this book! 1mo
kspenmoll Love his novels.❤️ 1mo
CarolynM Such a great quote! I find myself, these days, recognising that certain ideas I have are versions of ones that I heard from my parents or grandparents. Not necessarily a bad thing but sometimes they catch me out. 1mo
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LauraBeth @tamra I'm SO glad that I'm finally getting around to reading it! 1mo
LauraBeth @kspenmoll I can't believe that I haven't read Stegner before! 1mo
LauraBeth @carolynm I know exactly what you mean. When I read that I was like, “oh...“ 1mo
Suet624 I can‘t tell you how many times I‘ve been just about to pull that book off the shelf to read. I‘m embarrassed I haven‘t yet. 1mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 No need to be embarrassed! I haven‘t read it either! I‘m a few chapters in and really enjoying it so far. 1mo
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The Tender Bar: A Memoir | J. R. Moehringer
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Dudes “reading“...

Bibliogeekery 😂 1mo
TrishB All these people changing their profile pics ❤️ lovely 1mo
vivastory Like the new profile pic! 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly Jorge has really hairy arms. 1mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly honestly, he sheds worse than Bitsy... 1mo
LauraBeth @vivastory and @TrishB thanks 😊 I was overdue for a new pic 1mo
LauraBeth @Bibliogeekery 😂🍻💻📱 1mo
LeahBergen I thought those were your arms. I was going to recommend sugaring. 😉 1mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen the only good genetics my parents passed down to me was no forearm hair 😂 1mo
Cinfhen Love this! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen 😂😂😂 “Who sent me an Epilady?” 1mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth Ha! 😆 1mo
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly 😂😂 😂😂 1mo
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Angle of Repose | Wallace Earle Stegner
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“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air...Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.“- Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose ❤

Well-ReadNeck Ooooh! This book blew my mind when I first read it!!! 1mo
TrishB So true. 1mo
Amiable Oh, I LOVED this book. 😍 And I thought “Crossing to Safety” was even better—what a masterpiece. 🥰 1mo
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Blaire @Amiable crossing to safety - completely agree. A perfect book in every way. 1mo
LauraBeth @Well-ReadNeck, @Amiable, @TrishB, @blaire I just started it and plan to read it slowly all through September - because it is delicious! 1mo
Well-ReadNeck @Amiable @Blaire Sold. Adding Crossing to Safety to my TBR ASAP!!! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I have Crossing to Safety in my TBR— I‘ll move it up thanks to @Amiable and @Blaire ! 1mo
LauraBeth Now wondering if I should start with Crossing To Safety...🤔 @Well-ReadNeck, @Amiable, @blaire, @ValerieAndBooks 1mo
Amiable @LauraBeth If you‘ve never read Wallace Stegner before, either one is fine to start with. They are both wonderful! 1mo
Amiable @Well-ReadNeck @ValerieAndBooks 👍🏼👍🏼 You won‘t regret it! 🙂 1mo
Blaire @Well-ReadNeck I hope you love it. It is one I could reread many times I think. 1mo
Blaire @Amiable yes, both are very good and I don‘t think it matters which you start with. Crossing to Safety was just completely my type of book - very satisfying. 1mo
Blaire @ValerieAndBooks hope you love it as much as I did. 1mo
Cinfhen Beautiful 1mo
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You know that party that everyone seems to be at and you‘re like, “I‘m not sure I actually want to go - it doesn‘t seem interesting.” But you finally throw on some pants and go and after entering the doorway you GET IT. You now understand why everyone is here. There‘s a sparkly unicorn in the corner. It is magical. Well I‘ve finally entered into the Sally Rooney admirers party and I wish I‘d come much sooner. We‘re saving a glittery spot for you.

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ Perfect! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Love your review! Glad I showed up too! 2mo
lele1432 Hahaha great review. I have Normal People but have yet to read it. Stacking this one! 2mo
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saresmoore Okay, fine, I‘ll read it! 2mo
Cortg I‘ll have to put some of her books on my TBR! 2mo
Ruthiella Perfect review!😚 2mo
batsy 5 out 5 sparkly unicorns for this review 🦄 I've read and loved Normal People so I'm very much looking forward to this! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! I love your review! 😘 Okay, I‘ll come to the party. 2mo
Kalalalatja Perfect review 🦄 2mo
sudi I haven't read this one yet, but i did read Normal People and loved it 😊 2mo
Suet624 @sudi I was going to write exactly the same thing! 1mo
KarenUK I knew you‘d love it.... 😊💕....I‘m totally fangirling over Rooney! 😍 (edited) 1mo
LauraBeth @karenuk I absolutely LOVED it!!
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LauraBeth @leftcoastzen I'm sad that I sat out the party for so long! 1mo
LauraBeth @lele1432 I can't wait to read Normal People now! 1mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore She's such a great writer! 1mo
LauraBeth @cortg she's an amazing writer! Someone from NPR had said that if she wrote bath mats, they'd read them and now I understand what they meant by that! 1mo
LauraBeth @batsy I can't wait to read Normal People now! 1mo
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm you'll be glad you showed up! I promise! 1mo
LauraBeth @sudi and @suet624I still need to read Normal People! (edited) 1mo
BarbaraBB Happy you liked it. One of this year‘s favorites for me. ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad you showed up to the party/ but personally I found this book overrated 😘😘 1mo
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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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Thanks for the tag @tournevis and @lynnsoprano!

1. A Little Life - it scares me and has been sitting on my shelf since 2015. 😥
2. I've read Little Women 5 or 6 times. 😊 It was the first book my mom gave me as a kid and I probably go back to it more for nostalgic reasons than anything else.
3. Just checked - 593 books - that seems doable 😂
4. Bad Blood ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
5. I tag anyone who sees this and who wants to join in!

#wondrouswednesday
@eggs

tournevis 😘👍😘 2mo
Lynnsoprano I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve read Little Women. How could I have missed that one? 2mo
auntie_jenn you need to read A.L.L. it‘s sooo worth it. i will hold your hand 🙌🏻 2mo
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LauraBeth @auntie_jenn I‘m going to need some hand holding because I‘m not brave! 2mo
LauraBeth @Lynnsoprano Truly one of my favorites ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen # 1. Me, too!! 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen buddy read support group? 😭 2mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth Yes! We should!! 2mo
Eggs #3 !!! Yes!! 2mo
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Morning reading. Also - if you have never had the pleasure of being owned by an orange tabby cat - you should fix that ASAP.

OriginalCyn620 So cute! 😂🐱❤️ 2mo
Mynameisacolour Aww what a darling! And I couldn't agree more, currently I'm owned by two. 😻😻 2mo
Jennick2004 He‘s super adorable! I am owned by a yellow lab, chocolate lab, calico, and tortie lol! 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto Love. We want an orange tabby. ❤️ 2mo
ju.ca.no Oh my, what a cutie😍 2mo
Elizabeth2 I used to be owned by an orange tabby. His name was Dodger and he was the best! ❤️😍 2mo
8little_paws Oh so cute!!!! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So pretty! 2mo
AmyG Awwwww ❤️ 2mo
Lcsmcat Those paws! ❤️😻 2mo
Gina Best view ever! 2mo
Tamra Cutie! 2mo
saresmoore Stop making me want more kitties! 2mo
JenReadsAlot Cuteness!! 2mo
tournevis Orange cats are the best 2mo
LeahBergen Those big paws! 🧡🧡 2mo
TNbookworm 😻 2mo
kathedron I was owned by an orange cat when I was a kid. He was a sweetie one minute and a ferocious terror the next. Still miss him! 🙀 2mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore Maybe your Joy needs a friend named Love or Peace ❤️ I have Faith covered (Bitsy‘s actual name). 2mo
LauraBeth @Mynameisacolour double the love! 🧡🧡 2mo
LauraBeth @Jennick2004 that is a perfect combination! 😻😻🐶🐶 2mo
LauraBeth @OriginalCyn620 thanks! 😽 2mo
LauraBeth @Ashley_Nicoletto Get one! He‘s the sweetest cat I‘ve ever had! 😺 2mo
LauraBeth @ju.ca.no thanks! 😽 2mo
LauraBeth @elizabeth2 I was unaware of this magical orange tabby goodness until recently! It's like it's a secret to everyone except to those who have had one. 😸 2mo
LauraBeth @8little_paw thanks! 😻 2mo
LauraBeth @amyg 😽 2mo
LauraBeth @Lcsmcat they‘re big! 😺 2mo
LauraBeth @Gina it‘s my favorite way to start the day! 😻 2mo
LauraBeth @Tamra thanks! 😽 2mo
LauraBeth @JenReadsAlot thanks! 😽 2mo
LauraBeth @tournevis I wish I was clued into this mystery much earlier in my life! 😺 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen well he is the BFG! 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @kathedron I love the Jekyll and Hyde in cats 😹😇😈 2mo
tournevis @LauraBeth It's still a well garded secret. 2mo
auntie_jenn big orange boys are the best 🧡 2mo
LauraBeth @auntie_jenn OMG - I did not know this secret!! 2mo
rubyslippersreads I have a lovely orange tabby niece. 😸 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😻😻😻 2mo
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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My holds came in. All at once. It‘s fine. 😝

This copy of Normal People has substantial water damage and I didn‘t notice it until after I got home. 💧Now I‘m going to have to convince the library that I didn‘t do it. 😧

Jennick2004 Do they not keep track of any of that? I‘m sure it‘ll be okay 💙 2mo
saresmoore I hate it when that happens! Then again, I figure, worst case, I bought the library a new book. (And they think I‘m a book destroyer! 😱) 2mo
LauraBeth @Jennick2004 hopefully, they do, but if not - it‘s fine. I have saved thousands of dollars by using the library - I will gladly give them money for a damaged book. 😀 2mo
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LauraBeth @saresmoore right?! I think it‘s more about them thinking I‘m a book destroyer! 😂 2mo
Cortg Call them tonight or 1st thing in the morning and let them know! 2mo
LauraBeth @Cortg they‘re already closed so I‘ll give them a call tomorrow and let them know. 😺 2mo
mom2bugnbee Why does that always happen? 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I'm a broken record...but: STELLA ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
LauraBeth @Chelsea.Poole I think your review was what made me want to read it! You and I have very similar reading tastes. You say you like/dislike a book, I usually like/dislike it! 2mo
LauraBeth @mom2bugnbee 😝 I know! 2mo
Suet624 Such great books! Enjoy! 1mo
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Post-Birthday World | Lionel Shriver
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I think this book needs a backlist bump.

If you like:
✅ Stories about the road not taken
✅ Character-driven books that focus on psychological makeup and explore big ideas
✅ The movie, Sliding Doors
✅ The dichotomy of stability vs. sparks in relationships
✅ Thinking about choice vs. chance

This would also make a great book club or buddy read pick.

MicheleinPhilly I read at least half of this years ago and then put it down for some reason. 🤷🏻‍♀️I know I was enjoying it. 2mo
LauraBeth @micheleinphilly I think this book has passed the 10-year mark in age. Still good! 2mo
jmtrivera This was a great ad for this book. I'm in. 😄 2mo
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cathipink I love Lionel Shriver. I know she's not for everyone, but I loved this book and Kevin. 2mo
LauraBeth @cathipink I think her writing is so intelligent that she can be mis-understood by some readers. People seem to miss the brilliant depths sometimes. I love that she tries to get readers to wade out of the shallow waters. 2mo
Suet624 I may have asked you this before, but have you read So Much For That by Shriver. It‘s genius. She is so good at her job. 😀 1mo
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Monsters of Templeton | Lauren Groff
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Thrift store finds 💃

squirrelbrain Love that cover! 💕 2mo
LeahBergen I have both of these waiting on my shelf. 🙄 2mo
saresmoore WHAT. That‘s some good thrifting! 2mo
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LauraBeth @saresmoore I think I have your review to blame for wanting to ready Sympathy! I kept checking my library and they never ordered it, so I was thrilled to find it for $1! 2mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen I have faith that you'll get to them one of these days! 2mo
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Saturday morning ☕️🍩📚😺

KathyWheeler The cat looks like it can‘t make up its mind about what to read next.😊 2mo
charl08 Lovely picture. What is the cat thinking... 2mo
KarenUK Best picture ever! 😍🐱💕 2mo
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TheSpineView 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic 2mo
tournevis Aaaaaaaaaawwwww 2mo
tammysue Cute picture! ♥️😂 2mo
JenReadsAlot Cuteness!! 😻 2mo
MeganAnn 😻😻😻 2mo
Megabooks Nice! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love this pic! 💗 🐱 😆 2mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 2mo
squirrelbrain Gorgeous pic! 😻 2mo
Soubhiville It is very hard to choose your next book sometimes! What a perfect moment 😻 2mo
Redwritinghood That‘s such a cute picture! 2mo
JulietBooks So hard to decide...lol 2mo
Tamra 😹 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Robbie is me. 2mo
AmyG Awwwww ❤️ 2mo
Litsi We have those same shelves + a dog! 2mo
Lcsmcat Letting the kitty pick out your next book? 😻😻 Great picture. 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
LeahBergen Oh no. He‘s going to be a jumper, isn‘t he?? 😆 2mo
TK-421 😻 2mo
saresmoore Me too, babe. 2mo
Bookzombie I love this photo! 2mo
Tamra You should definitely print and frame this one - classic! 2mo
LauraBeth That's a great idea, @tamra! 2mo
AlaMich 😻 You can practically hear the wheels in his head turning... 2mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich 😹 IKR?! “I CAN make it up there!!” 2mo
Suet624 Oh gosh. How sweet and beautiful. 1mo
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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My kid is reading this and left it on the couch, so I picked it up and started reading it. Guess now I have to finish it. With a lap of cats.

8little_paws OMG that's SO CUTE!

My sibling cats, back when they were alive, they NEVER would have shared mama's lap. LOL!
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LauraBeth @8little_paws these two bonded quickly and act like they‘re litter mates. I‘ve never had two cats who weren‘t litter mates do that! Meanwhile, the female cat refuses to have anything to do with these two. 😹 2mo
rretzler 😻 We have an older cat (whose brother is no longer with us). When we got 3 new kittens, one of the kittens decided to befriend the older cat. It‘s a pretty one-sided friendship, but after 2 years, the younger cat (Mycroft )still wants to snuggle with Picasso, much to Picasso‘s annoyance. He‘s learning to tolerate Mycroft, but Mycroft is bigger and sometimes cuddles by laying most of his body on top of Picasso. 2mo
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TrishB My daughters fav book 💜 2mo
LauraBeth @rretzler cats are funny that way - lots of unrequited love 😹 I love their names. 2mo
LauraBeth @TrishB I have never read it! 😱😱 2mo
TheLudicReader My daughter's fave book, too @TrishB 😁 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
LeahBergen Aww! They like each other! ❤️❤️ 2mo
TrishB @TheLudicReader I bet she can quote from it too! 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen it‘s quite the bromance 😹 (edited) 2mo
LauraBeth @TheLudicReader and @TrishB well now I‘m going to have to see how my daughter likes it 😀 2mo
LapReader One of my favourite books. 2mo
TheLudicReader She can, indeed, @TrishB . And she has multiple copies. 2mo
TrishB @TheLudicReader same! Cool to hear ♥️ 2mo
TrishB @LauraBeth she may not like it at all! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks We just visited the Fitzgeralds‘ grave today!! 2mo
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks I saw! Looks like y‘all had an awesome trip! 😀 2mo
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Library Day

rretzler 😻 2mo
Bookzombie I love library day! 💕🐱 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been wanting to read The Stranger Diaries. 👍🏻 2mo
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LauraBeth @LeahBergen this The Stranger Diaries managed to miss my book radar so I asked @MicheleinPhilly about it yesterday and she gave it a 👍 2mo
LauraBeth @Bookzombie it‘s the best 💃 2mo
rretzler @LauraBeth @LeahBergen I was so focused on the 😻, I missed the 📖. The Stranger Diaries was good, but I didn‘t think it was quite as good as Griffith‘s Ruth Galloway series! 2mo
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Pretending its Fall and making pumpkin bread - because I need for Fall to hurry up and get here and cool things off in the south.

Listening to All The Books podcast. The tagged book was discussed and seems to be gaining a lot of momentum lately. Lots of very positive reviews. I can‘t wait to read it!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-the-books/id993284374?i=1000447321219

OrangeMooseReads Fall needs to get here in the north too. But we can skip winter 2mo
TrishB Sounds lovely 💕 2mo
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BookNAround I need fall too. I hate feeling like I live in a swamp every time I walk out the door. Blech! (edited) 2mo
wanderinglynn Yum, pumpkin bread. 😋 But I‘m not ready for fall. It‘s only been in the low 70s here in the Pacific Northwest this week. So I‘m okay with that. 2mo
LauraBeth @orangemoosereads and @melissa_j I agree about winter - it's a terrible season!
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LauraBeth @trishb the book or the pumpkin bread? 😃 2mo
LauraBeth @booknaround It's the worst! I love summer until mid-August hits. 2mo
LauraBeth @wanderinglynn oohh low 70s sounds in the Pacific Northwest sounds heavenly! 2mo
saresmoore Hey, it was only like 85 out tonight for our family walk! 😅 I‘ve been craving Fall things, too. 2mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore Only 85! At what - like 8:30? 😂 It‘s too hot 🥵 2mo
TrishB The bread 🍞😁 2mo
Cathythoughts Love the Autumn too ... really ready for it & winter too 2mo
LauraBeth @Cathythoughts I‘m ready for it! 🍁🍂 2mo
LauraBeth @TrishB it made for a delicious breakfast! 2mo
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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I cried while listening to this episode.

“My go-to quote after the fire was from Gone With The Wind: “I can't think about that now. I'll think about that tomorrow. “ Although I feel uprooted, I will find my Tara again.“

If you need a reminder of the important things in life (like I was today) - this is a good listen.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-197-rebuilding-a-bookshelf-in-paradise-...

tapgurl I live nearby in Reno and was so sad for you all:(( 2mo
LauraBeth @tapgurl oh I wasn‘t affected by it - I was just so saddened to hear her recount her story 💔 2mo
Susanita Emotional episode 2mo
LauraBeth @Susanita IKR? I was like, “Anne - you better come in with some feel-good, cozy reads!” (edited) 2mo
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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“But sometimes you only see the signs once you‘re on the highest branch of realization.” 🙋‍♀️😹

mom2bugnbee Your kitty obviously has some things to say about this book! 😹 2mo
QuietlyLaura I'd never get anything done with a kitty on my desk! So cute! 😻 2mo
Mimi28 Aaaaww and you caught them mid- yawn!! Perfect. 😻😻 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️This is pleasant - it‘s like a trip to the DQ for a sweet treat. There‘s a lot of Maine, lobsters and minor league baseball. There‘s a darker sub-text beneath the surface but it‘s never really drawn out and doesn‘t interfere with the Hallmark story of two people starting over after losses and disruptions. Your mom or grandma would love this book. I would have rather read another variation of this book that delved into the darker sub-text.

MicheleinPhilly What is that cover??? 2mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly that would be the large print edition 😹 SHUT UP! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂👵🏼👵🏼👵🏼 2mo
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Mdargusch Cool cover - large print or not! 😂 2mo
TrishB 😂😂 2mo
saresmoore Bahahaha! Sounds a bit twee for my taste. 2mo
Suet624 I‘m a mom and a grandma. So... 2mo
Reggie I do enjoy a trip to the DQ..... 2mo
LauraBeth @mdargusch I like how they made everything so large on the cover! 😂
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LauraBeth @trishb 🤓 🤓 😂 2mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore I just loved that you used the word “twee“. 😂 It'd make for a good palette cleanser. 2mo
LauraBeth @suet624 😂 Well I did rate it a pick! If you liked The City Baker's Guide To Country Living, you'd probably like this. 2mo
LauraBeth @reggie I'd rank this as a DQ Sandwich 😂 2mo
Suet624 @LauraBeth how did you remember that I liked City Baker? (edited) 2mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 I always seem to remember our conversations 😂 2mo
Suet624 Wow. That‘s impressive. 2mo
Suet624 Just finished this. Your review is spot on. 6d
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I did a dis-service to this beautiful book cover by not capturing it all but the BFG takes up a lot of space. Those were the words uttered by the pet sitter when we got back from vacation: “Your um, cat? He um, takes up a LOT of um, SPACE.” 😹

MicheleinPhilly BIG. FAT. GUY. 2mo
britt_brooke 😆 2mo
litenthusiast He is really cute! 😻 2mo
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LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly he‘s the KING 👑 2mo
LauraBeth @britt_brooke the pet sitter wasn‘t wrong 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @litenthusiast He knows it! 😹 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😻😹so funny ! He is king of the castle, everyone should take note! 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, BFG! 😆😆😆 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😹😹😹 2mo
LauraBeth @leftcoatzen the name he came with from the shelter was “King“. We probably should have just left it because it fits! 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen, @uwannapublishme he's a 15 lb love bomb 2mo
Mdargusch I used to have a cat that “took up a lot of space” 😂 2mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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After reading this chapter, I was like, “Well clearly Tove Jansson loved cats.” A google search later turned up her and her black cat, Psipsina. There are days when I realize I know little about the literary world. 😹 #BlackCatAppreciationDay

Leftcoastzen Cool ,I have heard good things about this book. 2mo
Leniverse Incidentally, Psipsina is Greek for "pussycat". I know this because there is a "strange kind of cat", actually not a cat but a pine marten, in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, that they name Psipsina. ? 2mo
LauraBeth @Leniverse I didn‘t know that! I am totally going to name my next cat Psipsina! 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Leftcoastzen it‘s good so far! 2mo
Leniverse It's clearly a kitty name of high literary pedigree! 2mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Happy #BlackCatAppreciationDay! Here‘s to all the kitties - the black ones, the ginger ones, the torties, siamese, tabbies and every other floofy-floof we worship.

Speaking of hero worship - I‘m reading this because Lauren Groff named it as one of her favorite books - so of course, I‘m going to read it! ❤️

Annl I have to read this because 2 granddaughters! Is your black kitty more hyper than your other cats. I rescued a black kitty recently and she is bonkers! 2mo
LauraBeth @Annl 😹 let me know what you think of it! He‘s a tad more bonkers than my other cats but he‘s a baby - so I‘m going to attribute it to him being a kitten and my other cats being older. He‘s very snuggly and cuddly in his “downtime” from climbing the fireplace, tearing the curtains down and aggravating Bitsy. 😹 2mo
KarenUK Lauren Groff! 😍😍😍.... I didn‘t know she liked this book... I did too. It‘s so lovely! 💕 2mo
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LauraBeth @KarenUK it‘s been lingering on my TBR forever and when I saw that she liked it, it made me finally get to it! So far, it IS lovely! It‘s one of those, “Why did I wait so long to read this?!” 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
batsy It's a lovely book! I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😻❤️ 2mo
cariashley Love black kitties ☺️ 2mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2mo
LeahBergen Wait .... there‘s a black kitty????? 2mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen Yes! Same old story - went to the shelter “just to look“ and saw how full they were and felt bad so took home a kitten! 😻 He's the sweetest. 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @batsy! I'm almost finished with it and have loved it so far!
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LauraBeth There's just something about black kitties 😻 @dragon, @leftcoatzen, @cariashley, @bookzombie 2mo
Suet624 I‘m with you - whatever Lauren Groff recommends I‘m there for. 2mo
LauraBeth @suet624 This book is divine ❤ 2mo
Suet624 I‘ll have to order it. I‘m a huge convert to NYRB and this will have to be my next purchase. 2mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 it‘s great - I loved it! 2mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I can‘t wait for this! ❤️ Sept. 24 🍁🍂

Lcsmcat Exciting! 2mo
CarolynM Counting down the days! 2mo
LauraBeth @lcsmcat and @Carolynm it‘s gonna be a good Fall season for new releases if we get a new Patchett! 😍😍 2mo
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auntie_jenn pre-ordered! 2mo
LauraBeth @auntie_jenn 🙌 same! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading I heard Tom Hanks is narrating the audio. 2mo
LauraBeth @Prairiegirl_reading 😱😱 omg - really?? 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading @LauraBeth I know right???!!! 👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I was gonna start one of these but got side-tracked and bumped up The Gifted School on my list - and @MicheleinPhilly started reading it so now I have FOMO on reading about jerk parenting - and now I‘m not sure...🤔😂

KatieDid927 Aww look at that cutie. 2mo
Ruthiella I know... you just want to read them ALL NOW at the same time! #Readerproblems! (edited) 2mo
LauraBeth Awww - thanks! He‘s the best! 😻 2mo
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LauraBeth Yes @Ruthiella! I can‘t read fast enough! 2mo
Suet624 If you can‘t keep up with all the reading then we‘re all in deep trouble. 2mo
LauraBeth @suet624 😂 I was reading a lot during the first half of 2019, but then took a bit of a break in the spring. Now I have a lot of catching up to do! So many books! 2mo
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”Going to the library - can y‘all move away from the front door?!”

Did I ever think I‘d have three cats? No - but here we are. 😹

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
TheSpineView 💜🐾 2mo
JulietBooks 😺 2mo
DGRachel Scooter and Bailey won't let me go to the library without them. They can't go in - they sit in the car with Mom with the car and a/c running, so I can't imagine it's a ton of fun, but they will knock me down to get out the door if I try to leave without them. 2mo
Crazeedi Oh my! Very insistent!!😽😻😽 2mo
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Reading Companions.

Mimi28 Aaaaawwww!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Mimi28 ❤️ four hearts for 4 pets, lol 2mo
DebinHawaii There‘s all my friends!!! 😻😻😻😻 2mo
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AlaMich Wait, who is occupying the big bed? 2mo
Megabooks Wow! What cuties! 😍😍 2mo
cathysaid And no fur was lost in the taking of the photo. Success! 2mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich That would be Gray Cat 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @cathysaid 😹 they all have gentle temperaments! 2mo
LauraBeth @Megabooks I would tell them that but something tells me they already know 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii 👋👋 tell Sir Max that my kitties will do a swap with him 2mo
booksandsympathy Sweet babies 2mo
AlaMich @LauraBeth She has a remarkable sense of geometry, in that she has placed herself in the precise center of the bed. 😆 2mo
Crazeedi This is the greatest picture!❣❣ 2mo
Cathythoughts The best reading companies, comforting & they don‘t talk 2mo
CarolynM Well done!👏👍 2mo
LauraBeth @booksandsympathy 🐕🐈🐈🐈💛 2mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich I think she has realized that if she occupies the exact center - no one else will attempt to join her 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Crazeedi they‘d be easier to capture if they were snugglers with each other! 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Cathythoughts Oh they talk - I just done speak their language - so I ignore them! 😹 (edited) 2mo
LauraBeth @CarolynM 😹🏆 2mo
UwannaPublishme Great photo! I was beginning to miss Bitsy. 💕 2mo
LauraBeth @uwannapublishme she's still here! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️No sophomore slump for Stradal! Such a delightful book. I really liked Kitchens of the Great Midwest, but actually liked (loved) this one even more.

“Her grief was a forest with no trails, and she couldn‘t guess how long her heart would walk through it, as her body walked other places.”

Will be in my top five for 2019.

Chelsea.Poole Looks like you've enjoyed this as much as I did!! It's going to be a top favorite for the year for me too! ♥️ 2mo
mom2bugnbee What a sweet kitty! 😺 2mo
Blaire Good to hear! I liked his first. 2mo
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kspenmoll I want this book! Loved loved his previous one which I found in a bookstore in Omaha. Your review makes me wonder if I am patient enough to wait for a library hold.😃 (edited) 2mo
8little_paws Oh this catters! So cute 2mo
Rachbb3 Hey there! Long time no see. 😊 2mo
Tanisha_A Hello! Stacked. 😀 2mo
LauraBeth @Chelsea.Poole I wasn‘t expecting it to be so good! 2mo
LauraBeth @mom2bugnbee he‘s a sweet boy ❤️ 2mo
LauraBeth @Blaire As with his first book, he really puts the reader in the setting! 2mo
LauraBeth @kspenmoll if you loved his previous one, I‘m sure you‘ll love this one too! 2mo
LauraBeth @8little_paws he‘s a cutie but also the kitten age where I think he‘s capable of burning down our house 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Rachbb3 👋👋 Hello! It‘s been too long! 2mo
LauraBeth @Tanisha_A 👋👋 Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2mo
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G‘mornin‘! 😺☕️🍩 Is it Halloween yet?

Tanisha_A Hahahahahahaha 2mo
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Crazeedi Adorable!!😻❤ 2mo
Megabooks 😍😍😍 2mo
Reagan-reads 😍🐈😍 2mo
AmyG ❤️ 2mo
AlaMich He looks astonished that you would eat donuts and not offer him any. 😻 2mo
QuietlyLaura Robert is so cute! 😍😻❤️ 2mo
saresmoore Oh, hi, sweet kitty baby! 🥰 I would give you a hello from Joy-cat, but I‘m sure she literally couldn‘t care less about you. 2mo
RealBooks4ever I could eat him up! 😻💜 2mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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LARGE PRINT 😀 because it was available at the library. Also - I am terrified that this library copy is a paperback without any special binding.

Cathythoughts Looking forward to your thoughts 3mo
MicheleinPhilly So much for that whole “it‘s Emma‘s cat” thing. Sucker! 3mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly I think he appreciates that I‘m the only one here who sits still for very long stretches of time 😹 (edited) 3mo
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LauraBeth @Cathythoughts I like it so far! 3mo
DebinHawaii I just got an #ARC of this from one of my favorite librarians but haven't started it yet. Looking forward to seeing what you think. 👍 3mo
AmyG Enjoy! It‘s SO good. 3mo
LibrarianRyan Library Lp paperback editions hold up really well. I always tell people to put both versions on hold because many times the LP comes in faster. 3mo
Dragon 😻 3mo
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ultimately, how we perceive and interact with the world is affected by what our childhoods were like. I think if we bring this understanding to the book, it would help people make sense of the main character.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2901004983

Hestapleton Black kitten looks like he‘s out a cartoon! 😻 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, what is Bitsy doing? 😄 💗And the kitten‘s so cute! (What‘s the name?) 3mo
LauraBeth @Hestapleton 😹 he doesn‘t know what he got himself into! 3mo
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LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm Bitsy is so glad to be home from the kennel while we were away! ? Kitty‘s name is Robert - preferably pronounced en français - because we want to be fancy but aren‘t fancy. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, I see Robert‘s name in the pic, how can I miss that! I think I like him as Robert 😁 3mo
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm you didn‘t miss it! I edited it 😀 3mo
Suet624 Such a cutie. 3mo
Megabooks So. Cute. 😍😍 3mo
TheSpineView So cute! The way the ears are angled gives him an owlish look. Makes him cuter... if that is possible!💜🐾 3mo
Lauram 😻 3mo
saresmoore OMG GIMME DAT KITTY 3mo
kspenmoll Beautiful black Robert! Love his name- it‘s my din‘s name too! 😻😻 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Aww!! Love the name! 3mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 I need another cat like I need a hole in the head 😂 3mo
LauraBeth @Megabooks He‘s a teeny tiny thing 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @TheSpineView his ears are huge 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore I think you subliminally convinced me I should have a black cat 😻 3mo
LauraBeth @kspenmoll and @ValerieAndBooks he‘s a sweet boy 😻 3mo
DebinHawaii Robert is adorable! 🐱❤️ 3mo
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii well he‘s no Max but he‘s okay 😹 3mo
TNbookworm Robert is precious😻 3mo
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth 😘😻 3mo
BarbaraBB Excellent review. I enjoyed this one a lot too. 😘 3mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! Robert is gorgeous! I hope he gets along with beautiful Bitsy. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen What a beauty!!! Tres chic 🖤 3mo
Bookzombie Robert is so cute!! 💕🐱 3mo
BiblioLitten Both of those fur babies are adorable!!😘😘 2mo
LeahBergen Gahhhhhhhh! I can‘t take it. My black cat growing up was named Gordon and he was the SHIT. 😆😆😆😆 Best cat EVER. 😆😆 2mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen I had a black cat while growing up and he was the SHIT too! 😻I had forgotten what an awesome cat he was until I got this one. Even all of the other pets love him! 2mo
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Great Catsby | Kathi Daley
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Exactly how many cats is too many cats? Asking for me. I‘d appreciate enabling responses only. 😹

KimM I'd say you probably don't have enough if you have to ask :)
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AlaMich Huh. Well, since you‘re asking for you, the answer is ♾! 3mo
Suet624 Oh goodness! You and your family have hearts of gold. The more the merrier. 3mo
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Mitch Don‘t worry there‘s a scientific formula - n+1, where n = the number of cats you already have! 🤣 3mo
TrishB You‘re not there yet 😁 3mo
KarenUK If you can still count how many, it‘s not enough..... 3mo
CarolynM The question is, how many does Bitsy think is too many? 3mo
rubyslippersreads There‘s no such thing as too many cats! 😸 3mo
Dolly You have a new kitty? 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Great question! Perhaps the right number of cats is the number of human arms in your household, so all the cats can be pet at the same time? That would mean that @wanderer15 and I are one cat short. 😋 3mo
sprainedbrain There is not uppermost limit. 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @KimM 🙌 3mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich I‘ll take that! 😂 3mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 I think this is it - we‘ve reached max capacity 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @Mitch 😹😹 3mo
LauraBeth @TrishB okay - fine - I‘ll get one more 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @KarenUK 😹😹I can still count them on one hand - so that‘s good, right? 3mo
LauraBeth @CarolynM 😹😹 Bitsy surprisingly, doesn‘t seem to mind too much! 3mo
LauraBeth @rubyslippersreads this is an acceptable answer 😹😹 3mo
LauraBeth @Dolly we added another kitty to the crew 😸 3mo
LauraBeth @LiteraryinLititz you and @wanderer15 need to get on that! 😹😹 3mo
LauraBeth @sprainedbrain I didn‘t think so! 😹😹 3mo
Carissa-Green-Reads The smell will tell 3mo
LauraBeth @Carissa-Green-Reads for sure! 😹😹 3mo
DGRachel Is there such a thing as too many? I don't think so. 3mo
Annl I just added a new black kitty to my crew. She was playing at the side of the road. 3mo
DebinHawaii It's not a number, it's a feeling 😹😹😹 😹😹 3mo
LauraBeth @DGRachel I believe you‘re correct! 😻 3mo
LauraBeth @Annl awwww 🥰 3mo
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii 😹😹 we brought our own cat carrier to the shelter. “Oh no thanks - save your box - we came prepared!” 3mo
TNbookworm I have a sign that says "Cats are like potato chips... You can't have just one!?? 3mo
Mimi28 Aaaaawwww 😻😻😻😻 3mo
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Vintage 1954 | Antoine Laurain
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So we‘re leaving for Disney World tomorrow and let me tell how you how excited I am! Why?
1. We‘re driving (well not me - the husband is driving while I read). I get 6 hours of reading time on the way there and back!
2. It‘s scheduled to rain!

So like - I‘m basically being chauffeured while I read and then holing up in a condo, where I‘m gonna pray for rain, and read. In other words - this is my perfect vacation! 😀

Not pictured: My Kindle...

MicheleinPhilly 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Have fun! And lucky you that you don‘t get carsick when you read in a car!! 3mo
DivineDiana Wishing you a splendid trip! 👏🏻👍🏻📚 3mo
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KarenUK I get to read on road trips too! 😉 (hubby a terrible passenger, and I don‘t argue!).... Have a lovely time! 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff That sounds like a perfect vacation! 3mo
MaureenMc 🙌 3mo
saresmoore Yay! Enjoy! 3mo
RealLifeReading Hooray! Here's hoping for a good reading time and lots of rain! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy reading! 😄 Have a good trip 👍 3mo
Tamra Nice!! 3mo
Christine Ooh, and that‘s a killer stack! Enjoy. :) 3mo
BarbaraBB Haha! Sounds fun! 3mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant!! Enjoy 👍🏻the books look great 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 3mo
britt_brooke Have a fun and safe trip!! I‘m completely envious. Reading in the car makes me queasy. 😩 3mo
Tanisha_A Hahahaha! Super 3mo
Suet624 I'm so happy for you. :) 3mo
kspenmoll Hope you got all the reading in you wanted!!!❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen Hope you had a great time!!! I loved 3mo
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