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Lynnsoprano

Joined July 2016

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#threelistThursday

1. I hum or sing along to EVERYTHING, very often on the harmonies.
2. When I‘m engrossed in a book, I usually curl a livk of hair around my finger.
3. I‘m always drinking something when I‘m home. You won‘t find me without a glass of water, or maybe ice tea.

Thanks for the tag, @Crazeedi 😘

dabbe #1: I do, too, though not the harmonies. You must have been in choir! 🤩
#2: #metoo
#3: I always have something, too! 🤩
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Lynnsoprano @dabbe I‘m a retired choral director, and I‘m still active as a singer, so I sometimes jump from one part to another 😄 3w
Crazeedi #1 old songs and hymns pop up in my head all the time. My dad had 6 kids singing on all our trips, so I know a lot of tunes! And something reminds me of one! 3w
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Crazeedi And we also sang harmony. #3 I have a drink with me everywhere! 3w
dabbe @Lynnsoprano And your last name! 🤩🤩🤩 I was in choir throughout high school, and I sang alto, but it's been years since I've tried harmonizing. I should try to see if I still have the touch! Did you teach choir at high school? 3w
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi @Dabbe ❤️ Hubby says that at least 75% of my brain is filled with song lyrics 😂 I taught preschool through high school, but most of my career was spent teaching middle school chorus. I also directed church children‘s choir for years. 3w
dabbe @Lynnsoprano Kudos to you for teaching middle schoolers! I taught 7th grade English for 12 years, but never choir! I wouldn't know how to handle more than 30 of those kiddos at a time! 🤩😍😃 3w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I was fortunate to get to sing in choir in high school, and go to district and honors chorus. I was 2nd alto 3w
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About to start this book, although I‘m fighting the urge to binge read the rest of the Throne of Glass series. There are two other books of the same title in the database, but not this one. 😒 It‘s a dual timeline novel, which I keep being drawn to.

Crazeedi I thought I read this one, but no it was a different one with the same title! 1mo
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About to start this book, although I‘m fighting the urge to binge read the rest of the Throne of Glass series. There are two other books of the same title in the database, but not this one. 😒 It‘s a dual timeline novel, which I keep being drawn to.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Well, I‘m hooked! A really captivating story. Maas does such an exceptional job of world-building, and developing characters who seem so real. I‘ve already bought the second book in the series.

Texreader Gorgeous photo (as always) 1mo
Read4life I just finished this one, too. I agree with your review and put holds on the next two books! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Texreader thanks!😘 1mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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I need something different to read on this cool, dreary day. I loved the Court of Thorns and Roses aero, so I thought I‘d give this a try.

Liatrek Loved this book! Just started book 3 🙂 1mo
MissyD I loved this series more than a court of thorns and roses. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @liatrek @MissyD Good to know 👍 1mo
Shemac77 I love this series more than COTAR as well. 1mo
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A fascinating, but often disturbing, story about a little-known Nazi program to help breed Hitler‘s master race. Three women who are caught in this web and how they react is at the crux of this story. The author does an excellent job of differentiating the main characters to highlight differing circumstances and attitudes. Not a particularly easy read because of the subject, but well written and worth the time.

tpixie Great review! I totally agree! Writing this from the 3 different perspectives was an excellent choice. 1mo
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I‘ve been busy reading and not posting, so catching up on some reviews. An okay Christmas Regency romance. Not something I‘d recommend highly, but, if you need to read something during an interminable wait in a doctor‘s office, it‘s just fine. The plot is predictable, but the characters were good, even if the heroine was a bit priggish at times. A sweet romance, if that‘s something you care about. And it‘s a short, easy read.

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The Book Club Hotel | Sarah Morgan
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It doesn‘t matter that I read this Christmas-y book after the holidays. It‘s a lovely story of relationships, second chances, and learning more about yourself, which we all need as much as these engaging characters. The setting is so wonderful, I‘m ready to head for a Vermont inn right now, even as a thin-blooded Floridian 😀

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#twofortuesday

1. I gave books to my grandchildren, who are both avid readers. I didn‘t get any, unfortunately, but since hubby has been ill and couldn‘t get out shopping (and has never mastered the art of online shopping), I‘ve gifted myself a few books for my Kindle.

2. This year I bought NoteBags for my daughter and DIL—book-themed handbag/totes that are personalized.

Consider yourself tagged.

TheSpineView Me to me gifts are wonderful! Happy Tuesday! 2mo
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I enjoyed this thoroughly, although it‘s in several ways a flawed story. The characters have many contradictions, and often act or react differently from what I expected. The character I found most intriguing was never fully fleshed out, and the book ended with me still wanting to know more about her. Still, it‘s an interesting story, and, growing up in the 50s/60s, I related to the attitudes and the beginnings of rebellion here.

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Sleepless in Saunton | Nina Jarrett
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A quick-read Regency romance that shares a number of elements with Sleepless in Seattle: a widower with a young child, who happens to talk to his dead wife, a young woman close to choosing the wrong man, and a child who is determined to get the right couple together. It‘s actually quite original and an enjoyable read.

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Sleepless in Saunton | Nina Jarrett
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Something to read while I‘m waiting at auto service. The title appears to be absolutely spot on, as so far it‘s like Sleepless in Seattle transferred to Regency England.

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I finished with three weeks left to the year 😊 It wasn‘t a really ambitious goal this year, which worked out well. The past couple of months I‘ve spent a lot of time unexpectedly dealing with my hubby‘s medical issues. When I‘ve had time to read, it‘s been light, easy fiction. Almost no nonfiction, but it is what it is. When I‘ve needed “me time,” a book is still the best place to find it.

IndoorDame Woohoo 🥳 🎉 2mo
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 2mo
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Deblovestoread Congrats 🎉 2mo
BookmarkTavern Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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To my mind, just as good as the first in this series. A first-rate mystery, but a continued homage to Jane Austen. I love stories with wonderful characters, and they are here in abundance. I‘d read the first book before this one, because it provides a full introduction to Jonathan Darcy and Juliet Tilley, but I don‘t think it‘s absolutely essential to enjoy this story. Definitely recommend.

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#wondrousWednesday

🎄Lots of decorations inside, including a tree, but not much outside.
🎄Hard to choose, but probably the music-related ornaments I received from students over the years.
🎄Impossible question 😄 I‘m going to say Grown-up Christmas List, because I love the message.

Consider yourself tagged.

Eggs I bet your Christmas related ornaments are beautiful 🎶🎅🎄 3mo
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A nice, holiday-related diversion. If you need some seasonal #romantsy this will fit the bill. Some interesting tweaks to an otherwise standard plot line definitely kept my interest.

dabbe Is this your work of art? 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
Lynnsoprano @dabbe Yes. I‘ve recently been bit by the diamond painting bug 😄 I suppose I ought to try #audiocrafting, but I tend to put on classical or new age music, and it‘s almost meditative. 3mo
dabbe @Lynnsoprano It's stunning! 🩵🖤🩵 3mo
Pamwham This is absolutely stunning!! 3mo
Lynnsoprano @Pamwham Thank you 😊 I didn‘t realize that you were part of the Litsy family ❤️😄 3mo
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I had a hard time choosing which of the dozens, if not hundreds 😂, of unread books on my Kindle would be my next read. I enjoyed the previous book in this new series. I hope this is as engaging.

Q84 I have this on loan from the library. I didn‘t know it was a sequel. I still might read it though. I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
Lynnsoprano @Q84 My husband read the original book last summer and insisted I read it, since I love Jane Austen. The characters are what really made it. I hope you have the chance to read both. 3mo
Q84 Oh ok. That one is one my TBR as well. 😁 I will definitely get around to them. Although I may read them in the new year. Thanks for letting me know. 3mo
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I need a little brain candy. Why not get a head start on the holiday?

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Another fun installment in this series. I wish I had enjoyed it as much as the previous books, but it‘s not a huge drop off. The mystery is secondary to the relationship between Bea and Hargrave as it continues its development. Fun characters, witty dialogue, it‘s a really nice diversion.

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The Untitled Books | C.J. Archer
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I‘m not sure that someone who hasn‘t read the previous books in the series would find this enjoyable, but I thoroughly liked it. An interesting collection of characters solve multiple mysteries. There are magical elements that are integral to the story, and the importance of magic has increased as the series has gone on. I recommend this series if you like historical mysteries and magic, but start with the first book.

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The Untitled Books | C.J. Archer
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I‘ve enjoyed the first two books in The Glass Library series, so I‘m looking forward to this.

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Bakewell Tart Bludgeoning | Steven J. Higgs
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A light, easy, enjoyable mystery. Not great literature, in fact the writing felt a bit amateurish, but a well plotted story. A good dose of humor and some fun characters, it‘s a nice diversion. Not a Bakewell pudding, but Black Forest cake from this past summer‘s river cruise was as close as I could get.

Librarybelle That looks delicious! 3mo
Lynnsoprano @Librarybelle Oh, it was 😄 3mo
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Bakewell Tart Bludgeoning | Steven J. Higgs
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I picked this up on a Kindle deal because we visited Bakewell a few years ago. It‘s an easy read so far, nothing earth shattering, but I love that the dog gets to add his voice to the story.

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I have been in a woeful reading slump, and let this sit for a month before I actually sat down and read it. As always, I love the characters, and the fact that each mystery involves some scientific/technological advance being made during the Regency. This one wasn‘t as fascinating as others in the series, but I still enjoyed it very much and continue to recommend these books.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Reading slumps are the worst 4mo
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#TLT

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WTF Weather

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#wondrousWednesday
1. Singing
2. Conducting
3. The dreaded conductor/teacher death stare
4. Cooking
5. Writing
6. Comforting
7. Nature photography
8. Hoarding stationery supplies
9. Looking calm
10. Planning

@Eggs 10 things I‘m really bad at would have been a lot easier 😂

Thanks, @Texreader for the tag. I‘ve been AWOL for too long.

Deblovestoread I could add hoarding stationery supplies to my list 😀 4mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards #3 is priceless! 😂 4mo
TieDyeDude “Looking“ calm 😂 4mo
Lynnsoprano @TieDyeDude 😁Looking and being are entirely different! 4mo
Eggs #3 - reminds me of the Care Bear Stare 🤣 4mo
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Release day for this next installment of one of my favorite series. I woke up to find my preorder on my Kindle. Starting now😀

CatMS Just tagged the first "Murder on Black Swan Lane" to my TBR. 5mo
Lynnsoprano @CatMS That‘s a terrific book! 5mo
NovelGirl82 This series looks great!! 5mo
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Something different for me, but I‘m already enjoying it. The idea of parallel Londons is fascinating. I don‘t read much fantasy/magic, and I don‘t know why. I almost always enjoy it when I do.

Lesanne I really liked this whole series! 5mo
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The Governess Gamble | Tracy Sumner
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I admit to enjoying an occasional steamy romance, and this fit the bill. It‘s a novella, and while I often find novellas feel truncated, this was just right for this story. I like this author and her quirky, engaging characters.

Dragon Sound good 👍 stacking 💚🐉 (edited) 5mo
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The Governess Gamble | Tracy Sumner
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I just finished rereading The Comedy of Errors before we see it Thursday night. But I started on prednisone today to reduce inflammation in my Achilles tendon, and I don‘t expect to sleep much. So, a little brain candy to keep me entertained 😄

LiteraryinLawrence I hope your night is better than expected! 💗 5mo
Lynnsoprano @LiteraryinLawrence Thanks❤️ It actually was much better than I expected. 5mo
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Something light tonight.

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Wow! I am knocked over by this book. Set before and during WWII and including the Nazi book burning, this novel is a powerful statement about the importance of books and knowledge. Given the current climate of censorship, certainly in the state where I live, there were many parallels to be drawn.

There‘s more to the book; a compelling story of facing facts and how to forgive. Interesting characters, evocative settings. But the message of 👇

Lynnsoprano this book is going to stay with me for a long time. I never highlight in novels, but there were paragraphs that I feel I need to seer into my memory. Probably not to everyone‘s taste, but I loved it. 6mo
Aims42 I agree with you 1000%! I took more pictures of passages from this book than any other book I‘ve read. The writing (and the very important message) is just *chef‘s kiss* 6mo
Lynnsoprano @Aims42 ❤️ 6mo
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“The telegram regretfully informing Vivian Child‘s that her husband had died in battle arrived before his last letter.”

Just started this, but, given the efforts to ban books from schools and libraries here in Florida, it‘s already making some powerful statements.

#firstlineFridays

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Oh, help, I think I‘m in need of an intervention 😄 I have been on a book buying spree for my Kindle—as if it doesn‘t already contain enough unread books. I had another that I swore was going to be my next read, but this one pushed its way to the front of the pack.

Gabbymags123 Lol u r not the only one in this position…. Could have worse addictions!! 😍 6mo
dabbe You are not alone. #kindlesolidarity 💙🖤🩵 6mo
Lynnsoprano @Gabbymags123 @dabbe The advantage of Kindle books is that hubby has no idea how many there are🤣 6mo
dabbe @Lynnsoprano You got it, sista! 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
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Sensibly Wed | Kasey Stockton
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There were things I liked about this book, but not enough to make it a “pick”. For one thing, there‘s no real story arc. There are several plot lines that are never developed and just left hanging, so I wondered why certain characters were even introduced. There are a lot better books out there.

CSeydel But your bougainvillea is lovely! 6mo
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Sensibly Wed | Kasey Stockton
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Something a little less intense tonight.

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One of those books to read slowly and savor. It‘s so many things, and does all of them well: a period WWI story, a book about books and the physical making of them, a study of relationships, and an exploration of dreams and ambitions, and the sacrifices made to achieve them. Loved the characters, the setting, everything. Definitely worth a read. (A shelfie seemed appropriate).

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I have come to really enjoy this author‘s work, so I preordered this when I read the description. It arrived on my Kindle overnight. I hate to rush through my current read, but this is definitely next on my TBR, which will make it two new releases in a row—something I never do!

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1. It‘s really hard to choose, because everything I read in July was fantastic. I chose the tagged book because it pulled me in and got me emotionally invested.
2. Honestly, the beautiful cover.
Consider yourself tagged 😄

#twoforTuesday

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I‘d forgotten that I‘d preordered this for my Kindle, but I loved The Dictionary of Lost Words so much, I just couldn‘t resist. I‘m not waiting. I‘m starting this now!

lynneamch Oooh! Thank you! Dictionary was an all-time fav of mine. 7mo
Soubhiville Ooo, I didn‘t know she had a new book out! Stacking. 📚🙂🩵 7mo
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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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This has been on my Kindle, along with what feels like a thousand other books, so why I decided on this as opposed to something else, I don‘t know. I do know that it was a lovely story that draws on the wisdom in Austen‘s books. In many ways a gentle, relationship-driven book. Maybe not for everyone, but it definitely spoke to me.

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On my #Litsyversary celebrating seven years here, I want to say thank you to this community. It is so special to be part of this group. I treasure the friendships I‘ve made here. Thank you for encouraging me, not just in my reading—and I‘ve read A LOT of books I probably wouldn‘t have otherwise—but through life‘s ups and downs. I love you all! Here‘s to continuing to read and grow together ❤️

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 7mo
dabbe 💙🖤🩵 7mo
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LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 7mo
mrp27 Happy Litsyversary!! 🎉📚🎉📚 7mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 7mo
Mollyanna Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🥳📖 7mo
MaureenMc 🥰💗🍾 7mo
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Reggie Happy Litsyversary! 7mo
Daisey Happy Litsyversary!! 📚 🎉 7mo
Cuilin @Lynnsoprano ❤️🎉💜🎉💛🎉💙 7mo
Bookzombie Happy belated Litsyversary!! 7mo
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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I bought this almost a year ago, when we were on Sanibel Island, at the marvelous Gene‘s Books. Sadly, the store didn‘t survive last year‘s devastating hurricane, and the owners decided to close permanently. I‘ve enjoyed the Kate Morton books that I‘ve read so far, so, even though I‘ve read mixed reviews of this, I‘m giving it a go.

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The House Witch | Delemhach
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#firstlineFridays

“The loyal citizens of the kingdom of Daxaria described their homeland as a lovable mess.”

That may describe the book, too 🙄

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The House Witch | Delemhach
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I picked this up as a Kindle deal, and, five chapters in, I‘m just not sure. It‘s billed as a humorous, romantic fantasy. The style strikes me as rather amateurish, but the story is just interesting enough to keep me reading.

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This is a story to read slowly and savor. A dual timeline mystery, but so much more. It‘s an exploration in setting priorities and finding balance in life. Clearly, lots of historical research went into this. It‘s one of those books where I was anxious to find out how everything resolved, but then didn‘t want it to end. Thanks again, @LocalTXLibrarian for finding another perfect book for me ❤️

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Thanks to @LocalTXLibrarian , I have this for my next read. I‘m already loving it; I seem to be drawn to dual timeline stories lately.

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I absolutely loved this book! What starts as a granddaughter going to Paris to retrieve a dress that had belonged to her grandmother turns into a mystery about who her grandmother really is. Also, ultimately, what does Lucille, the granddaughter, want her life to be? Wonderful characters, I really got emotionally involved. And the dresses! Back to the research rabbit hole to see what was being described, including this pic.

Soubhiville So pretty! 7mo
CoffeeAndABook This sounds wonderful 👗 stacked 📚😉 I hope things have calmed down for you and you can enjoy the post-holiday glow without the jet lag low ☺️☺️ 7mo
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#twoforTuesday
1. Yes. Most of our bookcases were originally crayon stock boxes from Crayola. My dad worked for the company, and growing up we had lots of the boxes for storage. When hubby and I got married, he got us a bunch for our books, and we‘ve used them ever since.
2. Basically by subject.

TheSpineView Interesting use for book shelves. Thanks for playing! 7mo
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There are soooo many books on my Kindle, but the cover of this one grabbed my attention. I always describe my reading strategy as “where my whimsy takes me.” Today my whimsy is attracted to the visual. Reviews sound as if the story will match the impact of the cover.

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