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Littlestbookshelf

Joined December 2018

Stay at home mom by day.....book lover by naptime
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LOVED this book. I cannot wait until September when the next book comes out! The build up and the cliffhanger 😲

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Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Really liked this book. The real life thoughts this brother/sister duo had relates to your own life somehow and makes you think. The ending could have been a little better but overall great read.

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I haven‘t posted or read in 3 months! It‘s been a very long and emotional 3 months with my water breaking at 29 weeks and being on hospital bedrest until baby Henry was born at 32 weeks. He was in the nicu for 7 weeks and is home now! Need to get back to reading to help my emotions. Starting with The Giver of Stars! Hoping it will get me back in the swing.

Bookwormjillk Welcome back! Henry is a cutie! 3y
Emilymdxn Welcome back and congratulations to you and Henry! He‘s gorgeous 3y
Judybskt Congratulations!! Welcome back!! 3y
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Mitch Welcome home Henry 😘 (edited) 3y
squirrelbrain Congratulations! Such a little cutie! ❤️ 3y
AmyG He‘s beautiful. Congratulations! 3y
CampbellTaraL Congratulations and welcome home! He's beautiful! Hope you both are resting easy. 📚💛 3y
BookwormM Congratulations that must have been scary glad you are home now and Henry is a cutie 3y
Kshakal He is precious! 3y
Reecaspieces Awe.....congratulations 3y
JennyM Congratulations 🥳 My two were both premmies and I know the NICU journey well. Thinking of you and sending lots of healthy wishes 😊 3y
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 Very cute 😍📚📖 3y
CaitZ Congratulations! Henry is beautiful. 3y
JacqMac What a cutie! Congratulations! 3y
Laura317 Baby Henry is so adorable! Congratulations!🎊🎈 3y
marleed Oh Congratulations- Baby Henry is incredible! 3y
Buechersuechtling Congratulations on your newborn 👶🏼‼️ Henry is so cute. What a strenuous story you posted … 😟 I‘m glad all came to a positive end. I hope you will get some rest and time to recoup – with or without books, so that you can enjoy your family‼️ 3y
Littlestbookshelf Thanks to everyone!! 3y
CarolynM Congratulations! What a darling💕 3y
Jensol77 Congrats!!! Glad you‘re going home. Enjoy every minute of him 😍 3y
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Finally getting around to this one! Needing a good laugh and something not so serious.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I have been loving this book. Can‘t believe I live in KY and have never heard of the blue skinned people of KY. This is a very interesting read!

LauraBytheBook I just started the audiobook of this today and the blue-skinned thing threw me. Do you know if it is a real thing or just a fictional device created for this story? 3y
Littlestbookshelf @LauraBytheBook it‘s definitely real! I‘m amazed but google it. It‘s a mixture of a blood disorder and inbreeding that turned a whole family‘s skin blue in KY 3y
LiteraryLona I had to forward this book to my high school biology teacher. She had always been super interested in the blue people of Troublesome Creek! She‘s so excited for this book! 3y
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Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
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@HufflepuffGirl90 this is headed your way! I mailed it out on Saturday so it should be there soon. Sorry for it being so late (as usual)! Also, I have been looking for the bookmark my husband gave me for our anniversary. I had it last while reading the summer wives. Did I mistakenly send it to you? I have looked everywhere! 😭 It‘s blue leather with my initials. My toddler probably threw it in the trash or something but thought I would check.

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! And no worries for lateness, life happens! I don‘t remember getting a bookmark with Summer Wives, I‘ll make sure it‘s not laying around anywhere at home tonight. It‘ll be good to check with @Mynameisacolour since I always kept the bookmarks in the books if they were left in the books. 3y
HeathHof Hi Ladies! I just double checked Summer Wives and no bookmark. Sorry! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @HufflepuffGirl90 @Mynameisacolour thank you for looking for me! I was hoping but maybe one day it will turn up! 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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I got this book back yesterday and I think this is the best part about #LMPBC!! Going through everyone‘s notes has been so fun. I am so glad everyone loved this book as much as I did.
@Bookwormjillk @Mynameisacolour @HufflepuffGirl90

thereadingowlvina Loved this one! ❤ 3y
Bookwormjillk It was so good. 3y
Buechersuechtling Had to look up which one this is. It‘s her debut, isn‘t it❓I loved it, too, the atmosphere was so dense and the characters so authentic. ❤️ Just recently finished her second book, “The good People”, and was also captured. 3y
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The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Finally home from vacation and everyone is so exhausted. @HufflepuffGirl90 this will be coming your way tomorrow. @Mynameisacolour I feel bad about the fudgesicle that my 2 year old got on he book. While I was reading on the beach he ran up to me to show me the fudgesicle his friend on the beach gave him. I didn‘t see him coming and he touched the book with it. I can send you a new one if you would like, sending this one out tomorrow.

HeathHof @Littlestbookshelf Fudgecicles are awesome, I'd be excited to! Ha ha. No worries, it's not a problem at all. 3y
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The Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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Finishing this up at the beach today! #lmpbc

Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! ❤️ 3y
Jenken1998 It was a great read! 3y
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@HufflepuffGirl90 this was (finally) mailed out to you yesterday with fast shipping so it should be there soon! I am so sorry it took me so long to get this to you!! I‘m finally getting over first trimester nausea and can keep my eyes open for longer than a page again! Feeling like a somewhat normal person again 😂 I have already started The Summer Wives so it should be out to you very soon as well! #lmpbc

BookwormM Congratulations hope the sickness improves quickly for you 3y
HufflepuffGirl90 That‘s perfectly fine! I‘ll be on the look out for it. Congrats and I‘m so glad that your starting to feel better. 😊 3y
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I haven‘t been very active the last month because I have been so sick and sleepy! I can not stay awake during nap time or after the toddler is in bed. (And when I can manage to stay awake we catch up Game of Thrones 😁) but this is why! We are having another little boy later this year. I need all the literary boy names you can think of! We are fans of old fashioned names (my first born is Theodore Holden aka Teddy)

lover.of.the.classics I have always liked the name Oliver.😊 3y
Samplergal Congratulations! James, Atticus, Eliot, Wolf. Good luck with coming up with some good ones. 3y
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Crazeedi That is so awesome! Congrats mom! What wonderful news for you and your family, blessings! 3y
Crazeedi We had thought of Thor for a boy 3y
Lovesbooks87 Congrats! 3y
GripLitGrl Congratulations! 3y
TheLibrarian Congratulations! 3y
TheSpineView Congrats! 3y
cobwebmoth Congrats! I've always liked the name Edmond. 3y
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 3y
julesG Congratulations! 3y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 I‘ve always liked the name William. Other names from literature I like include Nick Charles (The Thin Man, 1932), Benedict (Much Ado About Nothing, although spelled Benedick in the play), and James (first name of Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes stories). 3y
OrangeMooseReads Congratulations! 3y
Johanna414 Congratulations! 3y
mreads Congratulations! 3y
DarcysMom Congratulations! 3y
Jinster Congrats! I think Ralph, or Roland, from Follett's stories are pretty cool. There's Alfred and Percy too. I guess Edmund is a little too similar to Teddy! 3y
rretzler Congrats! Exciting news! Here are a few I‘m partial to: Aramis, Dorian, Milo, Tristan, Sebastian. 3y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💙 3y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Samplergal @Crazeedi @cobwebmoth @wanderinglynn @Jinster @rretzler thank you for the suggestions! We thought about Edmund but yeah Eddie and Teddy I‘m not a fan of 😂 there are several of these on our list though! Thank you everyone! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence What wonderful news!! Congratulations!! 3y
Patchshank Congrats! 🎆🎈🎉👶♂ I've always liked the name Dante. 3y
CarolynM Congratulations. Look after yourself 3y
HeathHof Congratulations!!! 3y
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@Bookwormjillk I received this in the mail yesterday! Excited to start soon!
@HufflepuffGirl90 yours was mailed out yesterday as well. Sorry! It‘s been packaged ready to go for a week but my husband‘s new car broke down a week ago so I have been without a car stuck at home ever since 🙄 (because he doesn‘t want anyone else to touch it) You should hav wit by the weekend!

HufflepuffGirl90 That‘s alright! I totally understand life getting in the way! I hope that you have a cat back now though. 😅 I‘ll be looking out for it. 3y
Bookwormjillk Glad it arrived. Grrrrr cars. 3y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Up next!! 😍😍
Last week was a really bad week (guessing the full moon!?) and when my husband got home one day he took over with the toddler and sent me to Barnes and Noble (it was bad, he never sends me to a bookstore 😂) and I ended up treating myself to this beauty!

Brewychock48 @Littlestbookshelf ,I got this on reserve at my library. Cannot wait to get it,really looking forward to reading it📚😍 3y
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Finally finished this one tonight! It was a slow burn but loved how it all came together at the end! In 1862 a group of young artists spend a summer at Birchwood Manor. By the end of the summer someone has been murdered and something is missing. Over the next 150 years there are many visitors at the house and they add to the big story! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Its not a favorite of Kate Morton‘s but I love her writing.

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I always wonder when I see people at the zoo, aquarium or museum taking pictures what they do what the pictures later!? Do they really go home and look at the pictures? Why not just enjoy it in the moment!? 🤔

j9brown I like to snap a few pics here and there to look at later. But it's more to reminisce about the overall fun time I had than to experience the actual moment/art/whatever. I also do it because I have a bad memory, last time I went to DC I completely forgot that I'd already seen many of the monuments until they were right in my face 😂 Some people do need to be more courteous when taking pics though. Lots of bad etiquette out there. 3y
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This book is good but not a favorite of Kate Morton‘s. It is slow going but I can tell the ending is going to be good! Just wish I could keep my eyes open at nap and bed time.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Anyone have any audiobook recommendations for toddlers? We listen to audiobooks while we wash dishes together (him making a mess play washing) and cook dinner together (him Cutting fruits and veggies and eating) and I would like for him to actually realize something is playing in the background 😂 Audio books with voice changes etc?

MKbookworm Winnie the Pooh is a rather fun one to listen to. 3y
mom2bugnbee He may be just a bit too young, but you can make that decision, Mama. The How to Train Your Dragon series is narrated by David Tennant and is absolutely delightful. He is wonderful at character voices & gives a different one to each character. There are 12 books in the series, so it will keep you busy for a long time. 3y
Littlestbookshelf @MKbookworm thank you! I have no clue why I didn‘t think of Winnie the Pooh! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @mom2bugnbee he has seen the movie how to train your dragon so I‘m sure he would love this! Thank you so much! 3y
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Monday morning PJ Masks play. This book is great so far. It‘s been slow going for me though with us all being sick. My normal reading times (nap time and bedtime) have turned into sleep time for me. But this book has been very interesting.

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So excited to start this one on our sick day at home. It‘s going to be a rainy stormy day here in KY. They are calling for tornadoes so everyone in the area stay safe!
Thanks again to @BookwormAHN for this book! So excited for this one.

BookwormAHN 😸 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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I finished this book for #lmpbc #groupb! I loved it and I can‘t wait to hear what the others think about it. This is a picture of the remains of the murdered Nathan Ketilsson‘s workshop in Iceland.

@Mynameisacolour @Bookwormjillk @HufflepuffGirl90

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! I can‘t wait! 3y
HeathHof Yes, Can't wait! I finished mine last night too! 3y
BookNAround So bleak but so good! 3y
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Kaye Neat picture 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Mynameisacolour yay! Can‘t wait to read all the picks. 3y
Littlestbookshelf @BookNAround yes, good way of describing it! Very bleak but so interesting. 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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This book is living up to my expectations! My plan of going to our mom/child workout group was derailed by a toddler who did not want to get dressed or eat breakfast or do anything but sit in front of the tv on his bicycle watching Elmo on a rainy day. So I guess it worked out perfectly for both of us.

Crazeedi I'm reading a different one by her, want to read this one for sure 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Crazeedi I saw your post yesterday about that book! This is really good so far. I love her writing style. At least with this one she drew you in from chapter one. 3y
Crazeedi @Littlestbookshelf yes I'm finding the same with this book! 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Trying so hard to not let my toddler seen me writing in a book 😬😱 “can you put this in the trash please?” And then I quickly grab the pen. 😂😂 #lmpbc #groupb

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Starting this one for #lmpbc! I‘m so excited for this one! It‘s been on my TBR for a while. Thanks again to @Butterflyamore for this one!

CouronneDhiver So good! Moody, atmospheric... I hope you love it 👍🏽 3y
Jcunning I just read it recently, too. A good story. 3y
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abookishbutterfly Can‘t wait to find out what you think of it! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @CouronneDhiver @Jcunning @Butterflyamore Im just a few chapters in and I am addicted! I so badly want to google her name already 😆 (edited) 3y
Littlestbookshelf @HufflepuffGirl90 it is really good already! I‘m so excited to read it and send it on! 3y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book. It was a very short read at only 250 pages. I found her early life more fascinating, especially when she was married to Fritz Mandl and having to escape his castle. Now I really want to google every aspect of her life! Hedy Lamarr is the one on the left next to Judy Garland.

Crazeedi She was an amazing woman!! 3y
lynneamch On #internationalwomensday, this seems the perfect place to mention that Benedict's publisher, @Sourcebooks, is the largest woman-owned trade book publisher in North America! 3y
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Hedy Lamarr was so pretty! Loving this book so far.

BookishMarginalia I enjoyed it too! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @BookishMarginalia good to know! There seems to be mixed reviews on it but I am loving it so far! 3y
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Starting this one on this snowy day!

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Stayed up late to finish this rollercoaster of a book! I could not stop reading this all day. I have never read anything like this before. The book journeys through Evelyn‘s 7 marriages and you learn so much more along the way! I can see this really happening in old Hollywood and I felt bad for Evelyn. She was a beautiful movie star that did things she was proud of and things she wasn‘t so proud of. I love Evelyn Hugo! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 stars!

Lovesbooks87 I read this book when it first came out almost two years ago and I still think about Evelyn. I loved her! 💚💚💚 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Lovesbooks87 I can see that I will be thinking about her every time I think about a movie star‘s life! 3y
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Loving this book so much!

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#februarywrapup I only finished 4 books this month but started 4 others. Considering we were sick 3 of the 4 weeks this month I guess that is ok. My favorite book was Becoming Mrs Lewis!! 😍😍 I will reread this book several times in my life. Least favorite was Beartown. I guess anything with sports I should just stay away from it 🤷🏻‍♀️2 books towards #mmdchallenge

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice job! 📖💖 3y
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Library | Sarah Stewart
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Some of my #bookhaul from the FOL book sale! 😍😍😍 it‘s like Christmas!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love a good book sale! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😍😍😍 3y
Itchyfeetreader Oh my!! 3y
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AmyG Wow! Awesome. 3y
darklydreaming Ooo! Lots of good ones in there 😊 3y
Reviewsbylola HELL YES! That‘s an amazing haul! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Reviewsbylola @AmyG @darklydreaming right!? I was soooo excited while finding them all. I got there right at 5 when it opened up and was there for 2 hours. 3y
MStew 😍😍😍 3y
Elma Nice! 3y
Leftcoastzen Woo Hoo! Nice 3y
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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The weather has been amazing the past few days and it was perfect for some audio playing! I love listening to Anthony Bourdain‘s voice but thank goodness my toddler doesn‘t know what most of the stuff he is saying means!

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this story! Stella has Aspergers and hire escort Michael to help her practice dating so she can finally find a man. She doesn‘t even like anyone to touch her. Michael is the sweetest guy ever. Their story is sooo lovable and gives you all the feelings! This is definitely steamy but the sweetness factor is the best part of this book! I love Stella and Michael! 😍😍

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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It has taken a while to get into this. After just reading a few chapters I wanted to put it down but I kept going and I am so glad I did. I don‘t read a lot of romance but I‘m glad my husband got this for me. I am loving Stella and Michael‘s stories! I feel that there is usually an annoying character in these types of books but these characters are so sweet! 😍

juliegumdrop Going to start this in March for my library book club. 3y
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Reading my new book in the dark with a sick toddler sleeping next to me. This is how I feel after cleaning up all the puke from everything and bathing everyone. The sense of dread is strong knowing I am probably next. Picked a happy, easy read for all the sickness. Hope it‘s a good one.

Judybskt I hate that feeling that I‘m likely to get sick because everyone else has been. I hope it skips you. 😢 3y
LibrarianRyan ♥️ 3y
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 This book sucked me in from the beginning! I loved Sarah‘s story. She was definitely my favorite of the 3 women, which is strange because usually my favorite would be someone from the past and not the present. It makes me want to read more books about the Lusitania. I wanted more about the actual sinking of the ship and more about the mystery they were researching. It just left me wanting more! A great read!

catebutler I felt the same way about this! I usually like the historical aspect too, but it was the modern story I liked best! 3y
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The Bostonians | Henry James
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I saw this in a little book shop in Boston years ago when my now husband took me to New England and proposed. Its my duty to get more books! 🙌🙌

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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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Entranced from the beginning! I wish I could sit here all day and read this.

catebutler Really enjoyed this one! Enjoy!! 3y
Littlestbookshelf It really grabs you from the beginning @catebutler 3y
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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My husband told me we were not doing Valentine‘s Day when I asked him a couple of weeks ago and then gave me these today. 😍 Gotta love him but I feel bad I didn‘t get him anything! Plus I almost called 911 on him late last night when I got a notification someone was coming in the back door. He was supposed to be out of town. So it was a nice (scary) surprise. Happy Valentine‘s Day my fellow kittens!

Christine Aww, sweet! And glad your horror movie turned into a rom-com! 😉 3y
jamicuns Reading the Only Woman in the Room right now. 3y
Crazeedi Read only woman it was good. 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Crazeedi yay! I‘m so excited to read it. 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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#LMPBC #groupb Which one would you ladies like to read? I REALLY want to read Burial Rites but I will leave it up to you guys! @HufflepuffGirl90 @Mynameisacolour @Bookwormjillk

HeathHof Burial Rights looks good! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Mynameisacolour I just keep hearing such good things about it. 3y
HeathHof @Littlestbookshelf I've not heard of it before now but the description sounds interesting and I like that it's set in Iceland, Which also works for #pop19 if anyone is doing that challenge. 3y
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Bookwormjillk I‘m good with Burial Rights 3y
HufflepuffGirl90 Burial Rites sounds great!!! 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Post #2 for #cupidgoespostal! Look at these socks from @Butterflyamore aren‘t they really awesome! I cannot wait to wear these. The Mickey and Minnie pens are so cute! My toddler wants these really bad so I have to hide them from him but I can‘t wait to use them with my new journal! And thank you for the bookmarks! You are so kind and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine‘s Day!! Thank you for everything again!

Crazeedi I love the socks! ❤️❤️ 3y
abookishbutterfly You‘re welcome! I‘m so glad you are happy with everything! Enjoy! 3y
BookishMarginalia Cuteness! So much bookish goodness! Well done, @butterflyamore 💜 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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I have to do this in 2 posts because this box from @Butterflyamore is amazing! Thank you so much for all of these books! You outdid yourself! I am so excited to read all of them. I was so surprised and happy when I saw the book journal! I never got one and I am so excited to start it. You are awesome!! Thank you so much! #cupidgoespostal

Crazeedi I love my book journal ! It's just like yours, you will love. The books are awesome ! 3y
Littlestbookshelf I am so excited about the book journal. I want to get better at reviewing this year so this will help so much! The books are awesome. She did so great! @Crazeedi (edited) 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Great books! 👍 3y
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Alfrazier21 Burial Rites is such a good book!!! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Alfrazier21 that is the one I am most excited about! 3y
melissajayne Burial Rites is so good. 3y
abookishbutterfly You‘re welcome! I saw a post where you mentioned something about being interested in doing a book journal so it seemed like a good idea! 3y
Princess-Kingofkings I won a copy of Kristy Cambron's book last year. That win revealed a whole new author to me. 3y
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I just signed up for my first round. This sounds like so much fun! I signed up for group B. Sign up on @suvata original post.
#lmpbc

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I have mixed feelings about this book. Half of the book was so boring and it made me hate sports more than I already did (if that is possible at all) and I wanted to put it down and walk away. I mean, do people really get so nervous and excited before a game they throw up over and over and over? Half way through it started to get good. The author touched on so many controversial topics but I wish I hadn‘t of wasted my time on this one.⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheBookKeepers I love his writing style, but didn‘t personally like this story either! I loved A Man Called Ove and plan to read some of his others too. He‘s a very talented author, but the story itself just wasn‘t for me. 3y
Littlestbookshelf @TheBookKeepers that makes me feel better about wanting to read A Man Called Ove. I have had it a while and still want to read it. This story just all felt so silly to me. I have heard Beartown is different than his other books so I am hoping they will be better! 3y
TheBookKeepers Yeah the ending of Beartown really annoyed me. Like opening up a book with the gun to head/pulling the trigger scene...then to wait forever for that scene & no one to actually be shot was a huge let down. At least for me! I had other complaints too but that‘s a prominent one. Yes I LOVED A Man Called Ove, it‘s an all time favorite of mine. The audio version is good if u enjoy audiobooks 3y
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mdm139 I loved A Man Called Ove, but Bear Town disturbed me. I think there were too many characters in this one, especially too many characters I didnot like. The whole "he is a hockey god so he gets away with it" attitude and the victim shaming really bothered me. I know they happen but I wanted a stronger outcome. Maybe I need to read the sequel. 3y
Littlestbookshelf @TheBookKeepers Yes! I thought the ending would be so much bigger and better than it was because of that scene at the beginning. I was so bored through the whole book and thought for sure the ending would make up for it but it did not. Thank you for the audiobook suggestion. I will try that! 3y
thebluestocking I LOVED Beartown and thought Ove was okay. I love that we all come to books (and leave them) in unique ways. 3y
tpixie @thebluestocking I love them both. I was surprised because I don't like hockey. But my husband is a basketball coach and my kids played sports so I could relate. Ove has a broader appeal though. 3y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Audiobook crockpotting (maybe it‘s a thing?) some Mississippi pot roast and washing dishes this morning on this rainy, dreary day.
Michelle Obama‘s voice is so relaxing. I love hearing her read the book!

TNbookworm Mississippi pot roast is so good! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @TNbookworm yes it is. I only recently discovered it a couple of months ago. Now it is my go to when husband is out of town. Where in TN are you? I am on the TN/KY border. 3y
TNbookworm @Littlestbookshelf I live near Chattanooga. 3y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Is this going to speed up soon? I‘m kind of tired of only hearing about how much everyone loves hockey.

DivineDiana Hang in there! 👍🏻 3y
BookishMarginalia It‘s worth it! Just speed read past the hockey parts. 3y
Laughterhp Oh boy, that‘s like page 100.. I‘m at like page 40 and I‘m already sick of hearing how much everyone loves hockey... 3y
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Emilymdxn I really didn‘t like this book even though everyone else did, I personally found myself wishing I hadn‘t read it but not a lot of people agree with me! 3y
Littlestbookshelf @DivineDiana and @BookishMarginalia I read about 6 more chapters before I passed out and things are starting to happen!! Thank you! I really want to love this book. @Laughterhp I think the others are right we should keep going! But yessss all the hockey 😕 3y
Littlestbookshelf @Emilymdxn I really want to love this book as much as everyone else. I hope it gets better. 3y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Beartown starts strong!

readingjedi Love that book so much! 3y
Littlestbookshelf I keep hearing how good it is. I am so excited to find out what happens! 3y
tpixie I love this quote 3y
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Dead Giveaway | Brenda Novak
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Congrats @TheReadingMermaid and thank you so much for doing a giveaway!

My favorite genre is historical fiction! Can‘t get any better than multiple time periods for me!

#150kgiveaway

BeansPage Yaaaasss! Love it. Thank you for entering and good luck hun 🤗 4y
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Winter Sea | Susanna Kearsley
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@Laughterhp Congrats on reaching 50k!!!

The book I would recommend would be The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. I love any book set in Scotland with multiple time lines and a little mystery. It was my favorite book of 2018 and there is a sequel.
#50kbookrecgiveaway

Laughterhp This book sounds really good!! I‘ve added it to my TBR! Thanks for entering! 😊 4y
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Oh my goodness this book was better than I ever could have imagined it could be! I was engrossed in Joy Davidman‘s life from the first 20 pages! The way the author describes everything you feel that you are there with Joy in the common room at the Kilns (CS Lewis‘s house) watching him stoke the fire while they read and he smokes a pipe. I have to watch the movie shadowlands now and find more books on Joy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ All the stars!!!

Carolyn11215 I loved the movie Shadowlands! 4y
jenniferajanes I need to bump this one up on my TBR - and watch Shadowlands! 4y
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Littlestbookshelf @Crazeedi thank you! I will try to find that one at the library soon. Joy‘s son Douglas Gresham wrote a book about her so I want to try to find both now. 4y
Littlestbookshelf @Carolyn11215 we watched it last night because I couldn‘t wait. It was good but not near as good as this book. I guess I had imagined everything way differently and I am still trying to hang on to the way the author describes everything. 4y
Littlestbookshelf @jenniferajanes yes you do! I am sad the book is over now. 4y
jenniferajanes @Littlestbookshelf Ah! The #bookhangover. I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 4y
Carolyn11215 @Littlestbookshelf clearly I need to stack this book since it was better than the movie! 4y
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This book is so beautifully written and I absolutely love all the quotes throughout the book. I have been up with a sick child since 3 am but here I am reading when I should be sleeping.