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LuLeeBelle

LuLeeBelle

Joined September 2016

Illest illustrator with a penchant for the penned word ✒
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Someday | Alison McGhee
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Reviewsbylola 🙈🙈🙈 do not look. Do not look. Do not look. 2y
LuLeeBelle @Reviewsbylola *book buying zombie voice* buuuuut the deeeeaaalssss are sooooo gooooood..... 2y
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Yay David Sedaris, yada yada yada, but MORE IMPORTANTLY, I'm kinda a fiend for yogurt. This new Oui yogurt is delicious, but I might be more excited about getting to repurpose this screaming little glass jar. Will it become a votive holder? Will I be able to use it as a food container for work? Maybe a succulent planter? Who knows??

Buddys_Momma That yogurt is fabulous and the glass jar is an added bonus. We've got quite a collection building in my kitchen. Will use the glass for votives 😁 2y
LuLeeBelle @Buddys_Momma is it obvious that I'm WAY excited about them?? I can't believe some people just chuck them out. Not this girl, no sirree Bob 2y
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Callander Square | Anne Perry
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Hey. I might be flooded in at my parents' house, but I have reading material 😰

jpmcwisemorgan Stay safe! I hope you don't run out of reading material. 2y
TrishB 😱 hope all is ok. 2y
LuLeeBelle @jpmcwisemorgan @trishb I'm in South West Louisiana - we're getting bands, so no damaging winds, but plenty of rain... And roads that dip kinda flood, cutting me off from everything. It's scary because it's uncertain, but otherwise i'm safe 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I'm glad you're safe! I hope the rains don't last too long. 2y
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Why does the rapid flooding in Houston effect such a WIDE swath of land, extending as far east as south western Louisiana (including Lafayette - my home)? Could it be? That our gulf coast is erroding out from under us?

jpmcwisemorgan We're seeing the effects of building at or below sea level, filling in wetlands, and not following through on recommendations for infrastructure. It doesn't help that urban areas, filled with concrete and asphalt, have few places for water to go. Add in climate change and the coastal US is basically screwed. We know what to do but we don't do it because it will cost money. 2y
LuLeeBelle @jpmcwisemorgan my friends who live in the quick-growing community Youngsville can vouch for that! Neighborhoods that have never had problems for decades are suddenly flooding at any rainstorm. The change is that subdivisions are being built in what had very recently been farm land, vital for drainage. 😒 2y
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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Kindle Daily Dollar Deals this week have been slaying - I spent $15 or so, but I got a bunch of books for it.

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My new audiobook for this week is The Secret Life of Trees. While "natural history" is a particular favorite genre of mine, Just an hour in I feel much more soothed. My parents had a 500 year old oak tree on the family plot that was recently struck by lightening. I was heart broken to come home & find it suddenly shredded down to this state. But this book reminds me it's still alive.

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Food: A Love Story | Jim Gaffigan
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Who here likes Jim Gaffigan? Today while tropical depression prepping at my local Dollar Tree I picked up his latest book in hardcover - OH, and he'd signed it. Yeah, definitely a dollar well spent

SamLBooks Love him! 😄 2y
LuLeeBelle @SamLBooks 🎶hot pocket🎶 2y
SamLBooks lol I literally had to go and watch him again on YouTube 😂 2y
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Starting a new audiobook for my commutes 🌈✨

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I bought this "mango" for my best friend's birthday gift, and I'm reading it before I give it to her ?

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Tumblr For Dummies | Sue Jenkins
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I decided to finally turn my old tumblr account into a dedicated Booklr and review blog. If you're interested, the url is golly-loli.tumblr.com

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Today in "Reading Instead of Working" I make some progress with Marvel's Runaways, find out that HULU is adapting the series for an original show, and pick up Cimarronin.

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Kaze Hikaru | Taeko Watanabe
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Look what dropped today!!! Ugh, I wish they would wise up and NOT drop one volume a year.

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I'm doing my first ever #bookswap hosted by @Tiffy_Reads
I love hygge in concept, and couldn't pass this up. What better way to prepare for fall than with #LetsHyggeSwap?

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I just found out Rainbow Rowell has a playlist for all of her characters on Spotify. It's perfect! But don't listen to them unless you've already read that book - especially if listening to music is an emotive experience for you. "It's not that it's a spoiler - it's a FEELINGS BETRAYAL"

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The Charlotte & Pitt series came up at dinner last night and in the middle of conversation I checked it out on #Libbyapp

MarriedtoMrT Yay Libby app! 2y
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Sweetness #9: A Novel | Stephan Eirik Clark
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When a weekly Dollar Tree trip has some surprises in store 💕

Notafraidofwords Love Mamba in Chinatown! 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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It was impossible to find this book at the library due to summer reading assignments, but I NEEDED to reread it after seeing the trailer for the movie.

BookishJess Love this cover. I've been feeling the need to reread it too! 2y
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The Regency companion | Sharon H. Laudermilk, Teresa L. Hamlin
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In Cajun Country chili in a fruit bowl is unheard of, but a Instagramer introduced the idea to me and I love it!
Oh, and a little something to read for Jane Austen's bicentennial

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Ever since a few weekends ago I've been a little scared to spend my money too hedonistically. At least, I feel like it might led to bad luck. But I kinda lifted the ban a little and bought two books for $2-3 each for the Kindle.

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I'm watching Grantchester and thinking "This show is super cute. Oh Man! There are books! Gotta read those!" So I hop on over to Overdrive to see if they're avaible and they are! So I get the first volume, and.. for some reason Kindle won't let me download it?? WELL THAS B'CUZ I ALREADY HAD IT. Yes friends, a series that I didn't even know existed before today, I apparently bought last November. Also don't mind the TV cover bc James Norton is cute

EvieBee That happens to me a lot! I've been meaning to read and watch. 3y
LuLeeBelle @EvieBeeReads I think it's especially funny because I didn't know the books existed - and I had it all along. To be fair, the cover art was different at the time. 😂 3y
EvieBee @LuLeeBelle Yes! It's like our brain knows what we will like even before we are aware of the content. So we snatch it up when on sale! I liked the other covers as well! Very vintage cartoonish. Scenic. 3y
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"The most ignorant young man, who knows nothing of the needs of women, thinks himself a competent legislator, because he is a man... This aristocratic attitude is a mistake."

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I'm having a little picnic for lunch - to set my soul back to rights. The sunshine is helping

KirstieE 🙌🏻❤️ 3y
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My book of the month came in!

Reviewsbylola This cover. 😍 3y
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Man from Stone Creek | Linda Lael Miller
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I found my way to the used bookstore in my new neighborhood! They once had a 2nd location that I lived much, much closer to, but it fell victum to our last local recession. Anyway, this location was the original and it is still going strong.
I loved the way this hardcover is being used to bridge a gap between shelves. Haphazard bookshelves are the best.

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My neighbor kindly lent me this book (on my wishlist since it was published!) after telling her about my horrible weekend, taking a sick-day, and bonding over our love of Riverdale

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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#assidefrombooks

✨ Favorite Hobby: drawing
✨ Favorite drink: sweet tea or root beer
✨ Favorite food: shrimp pad thai
✨ Favorite color: purple
✨ Favorite city: New Orleans
✨ Where would my dream home be? The coast of Maine or Nova Scotia
✨ Favorite Accessory: Pencil case + Sketchbook
✨ Favorite TV show: Pushing Daisies lives on in my heart
✨ Last Movie seen in Theaters: Wonder Woman
✨ Currently Reading: When Dimple Met Rishi

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Going to Bed Book | Sandra Boynton
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My bestie and I have a loooooong history of taking pictures "asleep in books." These are classics amoung my facebook followers.

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The Artist's Way | Julia Cameron
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My friend and I have a long tradition of taking selfies of ourselves in books

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I've been struggling with this Pescatarian lifestyle lately because 1 I'm broke and 2 I want chicken nuggets. So I treated myself to vegetarian nuggets (the sauce was left over from my roommate's neice & nephew visiting) and a visit to my childhood library 👌📚

Notafraidofwords Have you tried chick peas. Cheap way to not eat meat. 3y
LuLeeBelle @Notafraidofwords Next grocery run I'll stock up on some 🐣 3y
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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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This must be the 5th time I've attempted to read this 😰 I read the first one easily enough, I just find this one to be too action packed to pay attention and focus??

LadyMystra I found it to be too trope filled. I was always thinking, "didn't I just read that in Hunger Games," or "this is familiar." It didn't grab me the way the first one did. 3y
LuLeeBelle @LadyMystra my app didn't save my last location and I was an hour in before I noticed that I'd read that part already. 😰 It's THAT cliche. 3y
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(To the tune of "Little Brown Jug") ?Ha-Ha-Ha, Hee-Hee-Hee, This little book is scaring me!?
Seriously, this book got me SHOOK. Please read it.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Our internet has been out for a few days, so I actually went to the gym - because the wifi is complimentary. And, well, I finished this!
There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. Margaret Atwood is a giant. But her uncommonly delightful use of words makes me want to never try to pen a sentence of my own again. I just can't dream of being that clever!

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#litsyyearbook Fun Fact: while I loved college for the academia, I struggled with depression the entire time. Real Talk: I wanted to kill myself on graduation night, until the time actually came and I decided I was being "childish."
Honestly, I don't recignise myself from 5 years ago. I'm happier - or at least, still miserable but I've learned to be delighted in my misery. ? Weirdly, Morrissey helped with that

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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Fun Fact: I don't know how many times I've reread this book since I first read it 3 years ago, but this is my first time listening to it on audiobook. Might as well, I guess, though I don't looove the narrator.

AJBowers The narrator sounds like a robot 😂😂😂 3y
LuLeeBelle @AJBowers a little bit, yeah. In my dreams, they'd have hired at least 3 actors: one for Beth, one for Lincoln, and one for Jennifer 😰 3y
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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I must apoligize to my litsy followers that my feed has become a journal cataloging #thestruggle But since books tend to be the luxury I have trouble resisting the MOST, it's appropriate. I know most of you might be able to relate.
My library just launched their subscription to Overdrive's Libby app. The OG Overdrive app, imho, is very clunky. Libby fixes a lot of that, but I'm still missing my wishlist feature. 😢

MarriedtoMrT Did OMC have a special bookmarks? My Libby does bookmarking but maybe you mean something else. 3y
LuLeeBelle @MarriedtoMrT I meant Wishlists 😱 my bad, I wrote this before coffee 3y
MarriedtoMrT Lol. You should try tagging as an alternative. When you search for titles you can tag them as 📚and then they show up in the Tags section on your shelf. Doesn't help with things you've already had on the wishlist. I swear I don't work for Overdrive. 😉 3y
LuLeeBelle @MarriedtoMrT omg thank you so much! But no, I totally get it. I love Overdrive so much 3y
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One for the Money (Revised) | Janet Evanovich
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I'm attempting to slow my roll with book-purchases. So I cancelled my audible and picked up the new Overdrive app Libby.
Also I've never read any of Janet Evanovich's books before ever. They seem to be quick and fun, so here goes nothing

catsuit_mango That serie is a fun and quick read, I hope you''ll enjoy it 3y
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I'm broke like it ain't no joke - and it's time for me and this lovely old edition of Nancy Drew to part ways. I'm selling it in my etsy shop if anyone's interested

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Pardon me my blatant Etsy blurb! Last weekend I finally opened my first Etsy shop. I'm sharing it with you guys not because it might help as a marketing tactic (heehee) but some of you guys might actually dig what I'm putting out. Mainly illustrations inspired by literature, hand-painted book markers, AND "vintage" classics (Scholastic Book Fair, anyone?)

LuLeeBelle The link, should anyone inquire: www.etsy.com/shop/feastofpoetry 3y
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I met up with a friend for board games, treats, and conversation at Barnes & Nobel - a bad idea.

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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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It's hard to say if I own anything twee-er

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I should mention that this weekend I aquired (quiet accidentally!) a new kitten. This is Calzone 🍕 He's a tiny snuggly-bug (for now! We expect him to get very big as he gets older! Though it's hard to tell, since we found him in an Ulta parking lot)
Reading has been really difficult lately 😖 #kittensoflisty

Eyelit Cutie!! 3y
moranadatter Gorgeous! Glad you found him. 3y
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My Drawing desk - House Pride Represent!

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Some Yella books came in today #botm 💛

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I woke up to this BEAUTIFUL NEWS! I'm literally unable to cope with this. So I guess I'm rereading the first run in preparation

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Goodbye Days | Jeff Zentner
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Lately there's been an unsettling trend in YA literature (two examples: The Hate U Give & Goodbye Days, published within a short amount of time of one another) in which teens not only deal with the deaths of dear friends, but in publicly incriminating ways. Is this a reality that teens have to deal with? Goodbye Days is a different tone, and beautifully written, and sensitive.

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Behold! The reading nook in my new apartment! The side table was a gift from my brother (an air force vet)

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Lafayette, LA
2. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
3. Parasol Protectorate & Kaze Hikaru
4. You've Got Mail
5. Parks & Recreation, Fraiser, Pushing Daisies
6. The Smiths
7. Purple (lilac)
8. YA speculative fiction
9. AIE
10. Ellen Ripley & Princess Aljurnon, two blacl & white cats

MCYmermaid "You've Got Mail" hurts my brain & my heart. Different strokes for different Littens, I guess. 3y
BookishJess Pushing Daisies! I loved that show and was so sad when it was cancelled. 3y
LuLeeBelle @BookishJess I never got over it 😭 3y
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Goodbye Days | Jeff Zentner
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My ex was from Nashville, so I visited somewhat frequently at one time. In fact, he graduated from the same high school. So it's a tiny thrill to hear familar names mentioned through-out the story.
That said, it has me thinking about how teens deal with death and how it's alarming because I feel like they deal with it more than they once had. And that shouldn't be the case.

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I know I got rid of hundreds of old books now that I'm moving. But... My shelves are looking so lonely now...
Listen, it was inevitably going to happen.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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So. I had to down size my book collection (😢) for my new home, which also means new shelves - WHICH I actually put together myself (😎)
I'm excited about the new living situation but broken hearted about down sizing books. Thank God for my Kindle & the library tho.