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LeslieO

LeslieO

Joined April 2016

Book lover & Retired Librarian; too fond of books and it has turned her brain☕️📚📚🍷
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#thisweekinnewbooks . Two 7 day library books, one Kindle bargain, one Litsy swap (thank you @sprainedbrain ) and two presents to myself (got my first social security check, I‘m officially old and deserve a present!)

sprainedbrain Yay for books and super yay for retirement!! ❤️ 1d
LeslieO @sprainedbrain So much time to read! 1d
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This was charming, delightful, sad, and wonderful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! #BOTM

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Thank you so much Jenni @sprainedbrain ! I love the Italian theme: lasagna, Leonardo and limoncello! Can‘t wait to try the recipe and the book!

#RecipeSwap
@Bennett

BookBabe 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
LeahBergen What a great theme! 6d
BennettBookworm Yummmm! 5d
Ddzmini Yum lasagna 🤤 4d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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🌷walking while listening to various book podcasts
🌷Read only
🌷On my deck once the awning is up. (should be this week🤞🏻)

Want to play @sprainedbrain ?
#wondrouswednesday

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I forgot to post my board. So here it is with a little progress. ✔️ #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 1w
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Watergate: A New History | Garrett M. Graff
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#BookReport. The tagged book will take me awhile. Really enjoying The Swimmers so far. Loved the Delia Ephron memoir and the Heller (#BookSpin completed). Great start to the month.

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#ThisWeekinNewBooks #BOTM #ShelfSubscription #Independentbookstoreday
(Not pictured because it was cut off at the bottom: Breathless)

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A very good month for me, quantity and quality! Top two were my favs. #AprilWrapUp

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@sprainedbrain It should arrive Saturday! I forgot to take a pic! Of course. #recipeswap

sprainedbrain I almost always do that! 😂 2w
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The Guide: A novel | Peter Heller
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I really, really liked this book. 4⭐️s. I liked The River and thought this was even better. But what‘s with the spacing? It‘s like a student double spacing to make a term paper look longer 😜. It‘s a 257 page book. Without skipping lines it probably would have been barely 200. 😆

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The Jetsetters | Amanda Eyre Ward
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@Hooked_on_books I came across two more, including Ward‘s other book. A definite trend. I like it.

marleed That is a mood! 3w
LeahBergen Indeed! 3w
Hooked_on_books For sure! I like the yellow variant. It‘s nice! 3w
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It arrived @sprainedbrain ! And I guess we are swap partners! I will be mailing yours tomorrow. May really snuck up on me!
#recipeswap

sprainedbrain Oh yay! We are partners!! 3w
LeslieO @sprainedbrain 🙂📚💜 3w
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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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10 books! #bookspin and #doublespin and Bingo! Big month for me. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 3w
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The Cave Dwellers | Christina McDowell
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Had a lovely afternoon with my son. 2 bookstores, 7 books (4 are his), 2 cheeseburgers! He even bought me a tote bag! #independentbookstoreday #minihaul #TalkingLeavesBookstore #BurningBooksBookstore

mrp27 Sounds like the perfect day! 3w
LeslieO @mrp27 It was! 📚❤️🙂 3w
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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Love an outdoor, adventure-gone-wrong thriller! I did not even look at the add ons. I only have one credit left till renewal. I think my one year membership lasted 7 months! #BOTM #Bookmailisthebestmail

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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3w
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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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I really liked this book, especially the parts about music and the violin. I enjoyed the mystery (I‘ve heard some people say it was obvious who did it but I always fall for all the red herrings and suspect everybody!) I liked the main character but some of the others were rather one dimensional. The cover is exceptional.

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The Lifeguards: A Novel | Amanda Eyre Ward
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Just started the tagged book and the cover reminded me of something. Finally thought of it, Malibu Rising!

LiteraryinLawrence You‘re so right! 4w
Hooked_on_books It also reminds me of this one 4w
LeslieO @Hooked_on_books Yes! A trend (edited) 4w
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Tigers in Red Weather | Liza Klaussmann
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I‘m using the Pop Sugar 2022 Reading Challenge to select backlist from my shelves. So far:
✔️A book about a secret- White Houses
✔️A book with cutlery on cover/in title - The Word is Murder
✔️A book with found family- A Gentleman in Moscow
✔️A book with tiger in title/on cover- Tigers in Red Weather

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I ❤️ this story of family, friendship and grief. Waxman creates great characters and is so funny. One minor complaint: the constant blushing. Every character blushes all the time. I was blushing at all the blushing. Needed some editing there. #DoubleSpin done and dusted.

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Looks like Annie B. Jones picked another good one. #ThebookshelfTville #Shelfsubscription #MountTBR

LeahBergen What a pretty teacup! 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh yes ! A pretty cup. Love earl grey too. 1mo
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Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻 1mo
Lola Loved it! Also received from Annie. My first box but def not my last! 1mo
LeslieO @Lola Annie picks some good ones! 1mo
Lola @LeslieO I loved her past picks on the website so went with her for my first. I also liked Lucy‘s picks but she wasn‘t an option- maybe her picks are in the “Surprise Me” option for bookseller 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
LeslieO @Lola oh, I wonder why no Lucy. I also like Olivia‘s picks. 1mo
Lola @LeslieO I saw that Lucy is working remotely so maybe she‘s only just sometimes? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔 I also wonder if she‘s one of the potential booksellers if you choose the “surprise me” option. 3w
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Very excited about these two, especially the tagged book. I love the other two Waxman books I‘ve read. #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks I've had Garden of Small Beginnings on my TBR for a while as well. 2mo
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My Name is Lucy Barton | Elizabeth Strout
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 2mo
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Got a bingo and read my #BookSpin AND my #DoubleSpin. Yay! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Yay bingo!!!! 2mo
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Starting this one. I love the cover and the #endpapers.

peanutnine Cherry blossoms 😍🌸😍🌸 2mo
LeslieO @peanutnine Isn‘t it so pretty. All books should have spectacular endpapers that relate to the story. 2mo
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Tigers in Red Weather | Liza Klaussmann
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#MarchStats. Good month. My favorite was I‘ll Have What She‘s Having. It was hard to get through though because I had to google stuff every few pages! I‘m using prompts from the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge to read books from my shelves, so I read the tagged book for the tiger on the cover or in the title prompt.

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I almost skipped this month but decided to try the historical fiction. And I really wanted this add on. #BOTM

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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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Let‘s go April! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Sea Wife: A novel | Amity Gaige
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🤣🤣🤣

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The Fortunate Ones | Ed Tarkington
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I have mixed feelings about this one. The rich man poor man theme was a bit cliched. The main character was a bit of a wimp. But I was interested in the story and whipped through it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️s

Cathythoughts I thought it was an engaging story 👍 2mo
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Sea Wife: A novel | Amity Gaige
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s I loved the narration, the wife‘s point of view interspersed with the husband‘s sea log. #book17

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The Accident | Chris Pavone
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What‘s not to love? Fast paced, twisty, big cast of characters, set over one day, all involving the publishing industry. 👏👏👏 This is my second Chris Pavone novel and I‘m a big fan.

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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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I like to treat myself to a new book on my birthday (as one does). My tradition is to pick something off the shelf that I have never heard of. Since I had a gift card I picked three I never heard of and one (the tagged book) from my wish list. Happy birthday to me!

And thank you to all the Littens who have sent bday wishes!

LeahBergen Perfect birthday treats! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence I love this tradition! 2mo
BrittanyReads I share the same birthday tradition! 📚 Happy birthday fellow Pisces ♓ 2mo
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Hooked_on_books I love this! And I like that you seem to have a pastel theme going on here. They look so pretty together! 2mo
Julsmarshall I love that tradition! 2mo
LeslieO @BrittanyReads Happy March Birthday to you! 🎂🎁🎈 2mo
Julsmarshall @LeslieO Lucky me, my birthday is next week! 🎉 2mo
LeslieO @Julsmarshall Go for it! And Happy Birthday 🎉🎁 🎂 2mo
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This is definitely a #blameitonlitsy . Someone posted it and I immediately subscribed. Loving my first issue.

Kimberlone Lovely! 2mo
jlhammar Good choice! Really enjoy that one. 2mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 2mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen Thanks, Leah💖 2mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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ChaoticMissAdventures Yours comes so quick!! It takes me weeks to get my box. 2mo
LeslieO @ChaoticMissAdventures Really? That‘s crazy. Mine came Friday! 2mo
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1. The Accident by Chris Pavone
2. Both, since Covid restrictions have been lifted.
3. The tagged book. My hold came in so I will be picking up The Maid tomorrow.

#WeekendReads

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The Fortunate Ones | Ed Tarkington
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I‘m off to a slow start this month. Working on my #bookspin. Good so far. #BookSpin #DoubleSpin

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The Swimmers | Julie Otsuka
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This is the one I hoped would be Annie‘s pick for the March #shelfsubscription. Yay!

EvieBee I have this out from the library at the moment. I just love Julie. 3mo
jlhammar Yay! This one is so good. Enjoy! 3mo
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The Accident | Chris Pavone
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Ready for March! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Love that there are more books to chose from with #BOTM. It‘s my birthday month so my add on is free!

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These Silent Woods: A Novel | Kimi Cunningham Grant
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Woo-hoo! Got a bingo and read my #BookSpin and #Doublespin. Bring on March! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great month!!! 3mo
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February has been such a good month for me. I loved everything I read. I guess I‘ll pick Finlay Donovan as my top because of the twisty fun. #FebruaryStats.

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Olive, Again | Elizabeth Strout
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It official. Unless I go crazy today or tomorrow I have purchased fewer books in February than I read. This hardly ever happens! 🙃 Anyway, #thisweekinnewbooks features one used book and one kindle bargain.

LeahBergen 😆😆 Good job! 3mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen The struggle is real! 🤪 3mo
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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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My March #BookSpinBingo. Hoping for a good month!🤞🏻

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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The Woods in Winter | Stella Gibbons
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I love a good curmudgeon and Ivy is one of the best. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️

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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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I ❤️ Abbi Waxman! She will be an auto buy author for me. I love her characters and the humor she infuses into her domestic dramas. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s

kspenmoll I enjoy her fiction too! 3mo
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My first nonfiction of the year.

“I am the daughter of a motherless mother.”
#FirstLineFridays

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“Christopher was dead.”
#FirstLineFridays

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Joan Is Okay | Weike Wang
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#thisweekinnewbooks and last week, too. Believe it or not I‘ve read more books than I‘ve purchased this month (so far!) This bunch includes my subscription from The Bookshelf Thomasville (tagged book) and The Violin Conspiracy, my pick from the Currently Reading podcast indie press list. Yay Indie Bookstores. (The other two are from Amazon🤪) #MountTBR

EvieBee Wow! Goals. 💕 3mo
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Dark and twisty with a strong sense of foreboding. Took a little turn at the beginning that I wasn‘t expecting but liked. #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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