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MamaGina

MamaGina

Joined May 2016

“We live and breathe words. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone.” (Cassandra Clare)
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Day Seven: #7covers7days #covercrush

Final day for me and it feels appropriate to finish with a book cover that celebrates all things books and reading! 📚

This was fun, thanks again for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

Cathythoughts Nice cover 👍🏻♥️ im finished my 7 now too. It‘s been fun 😀 10h
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Pope's Daughter | Dario Fo
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Day Six: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

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Day Five: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

Cathythoughts 👍🏻great cover you have 2d
MamaGina @Cathythoughts I love it too ... and, btw, The Doll Factory was excellent, highly recommend!🤓 2d
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Lady Killer | Joelle Jones
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Day Four: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Day Three: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

Want to play @ReadingIsMyHobby ??
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

batsy I adore these Pym covers 😍 5d
Ruthiella I prefer the earlier wallpaper print editions but I do have No Fond Return of Love in these covers 😀 (edited) 5d
LeahBergen 😍😍 4d
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Tanisha_A Lovely covers, lovely photograph! 4d
jillrhudy @aimeesue time to go out and purchase Pym (again) in a new cover format - #pymphomania strikes again! 4d
Aimeesue @jillrhudy At this rate, I'm going to have a whole shelf of Pyms and Mitfords. 4d
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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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Currently reading ... 📖

Cathythoughts I‘ve been wondering if this book will be good! Look forward to your thoughts 5d
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Day Two: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

Want to play @Copwithabook ??
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

Leftcoastzen Love this cover,love this book. 6d
LeahBergen Great cover! 5d
Copwithabook @MamaGina thanks for inviting me to play!! 1d
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The Illumination of Ursula Flight | Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Day One: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts 🤓

Want to play @LauraAndTaraAndBooks ???

(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful cover! 7d
BiblioLitten Wow!! 7d
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 👍🏻♥️ 7d
LauraAndTaraAndBooks Eeek, I'd love to. Thanks for tagging me! You're setting the bar high for me with that stunning cover though 🤣 6d
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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So far so VERY good 🤓
“The spider‘s web is a home and a trap”🕷

(Bonus Points for a character referencing another favorite author, Louise Erdrich)

Readergrrl I loved this book!! 1w
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So, in total I currently have 11 books checked out of the library. What am I currently reading? This one from my own shelves! 🙄

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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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My latest library haul! 📚❤️🤓

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This one is VERY good so far ...

BarbaraBB I loved this one too! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm It IS very good! 👍😊 2w
Cathythoughts Loved it too 2w
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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What an amazing and unique tale. There are two distinct narratives and when they intersect it is completely unexpected and stunning. Masterpiece! 🤓

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Loving the tagged book, what a great voice this author has ...

“The longer I live, Burke, the more I have come to understand that extraordinary people are eroded by their worries while the useless are carried forward by their delusions”

(BTW, Burke is a camel 🤓)

BarbaraTheBibliophage Brilliant—both your Bitmoji and the quote! 3w
Reggie Lolol love this quote!!! 3w
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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1️⃣ The Overstory by Richard Powers. I just need to read it already!!!
2️⃣ Chocolat by Joanne Harris. The woman is so good she makes the Wind a character and she made me love the tropes of the precocious child and quirky villagers.
3️⃣ In the words of Buzz Lightyear ... To infinity and Beyond!!! 💫
4️⃣ Maid by Stephanie Land and apparently I'm in good company - it made Obama's summer reading list
5️⃣ BookBabe; Lynnsoprano; booksandsympathy

Lcsmcat J‘adore Chocolat! 3w
BookBabe ❤️ 2w
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And MORE library holds! 🤓

Gina ♡ing Little ♡♡♡ 3w
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Oh boy, is this one good. I‘m not sure why, but I crave a good western every so often. I‘ve recently rewatched 3:10 to Yuma (the Russell Crowe version) and the Cohen brothers remake of True Grit. I really need to FINALLY read Lonesome Dove, right?!? 🤓

Redwritinghood Yes, to Lonesome Dove! 3w
Bookzombie Yes! 3w
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Picked up some Library Holds 📚 ❤️🤓

Tamra Looks like a great stack! 3w
MamaGina Of course, as soon as I arrived home I got a text that two more holds have come in! 🙄 3w
Lindy Inland is waiting for me on the library hold shelf too. 😊 3w
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Small Spoiler: Just after this passage we meet a hero who helps this hurting child whose parents have died start to heal and that hero is the head librarian ... oh my heart 💔

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This book is breaking my heart! 💔

TrishB Sounds like a good read 👍🏻 4w
Tamra I really enjoyed this one - distinctive voice! 4w
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Hi Litsy Friends, I‘m curious...how many Library holds do you currently have?? I have 13!!! 🤓

(FYI: You do know they‘ll all come in at once, right?!? 🤣)

SamanthaMarie 17 😬 but some are for my husband and a couple are for my son 😂 1mo
Megabooks 10! 1mo
Owlizabeth My library limits holds to 10 at a time soooooo 10!! 1mo
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Redwritinghood Too many! About a dozen. 1mo
Amie 26 books and 3 dvds 😆 1mo
sprainedbrain 15 holds... and 7 loans out right now. 😳😂 1mo
Ruthiella Only two! 😀 1mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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“...and Wynn posited that these were the mother birds with hatchlings who had refused to leave their nests until just before the flames. That was heartbreaking if you thought about it.”

Zelma I‘m reading and enjoying this one too. 1mo
Blueberry Just finished. 👍🏻 1mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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After having read and loved CELINE and hearing Anne Bogel aka Modern Mrs Darcy rave about this one I thought I‘d give it a try and oh boy, I am IN !!! 🔥 🌲 ⛺️ 🛶 🎣

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Wow. This book was perfect. It will stay with me and I urge everyone to read it.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Just starting this one. Am I the only ill informed person who thought The Underground Railroad was his debut?? This one is actually Colson Whitehead‘s NINTH Book! After just a few chapters I‘m kicking myself I haven‘t read him before🤓

Suet624 I knew of four. Not nine! 1mo
rather_be_reading no i also thought "Railroad" was his first until i read the book jacket on this one!!! 1mo
MelissaSue81 I think I knew UG wasn't his first book, but I hadn't read any of the others. I liked this one SO MUCH MORE than UG. 1mo
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If I kept quiet, she might tell a story. But she had to work up to it, like a wave you can see coming from far out. First, she said, she had to find her story breath, which wasn‘t the same as her living one.

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Book Lights are the BEST!!! 💡

Megabooks Agreed!! 2mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Four months ago I had surgery to repair my broken leg. Yesterday I finally was able to move back into my own home. I‘ve still got more recovery ahead-I‘m walking with a cane and wearing a knee brace-and am told it will be another six months before my leg is back to ”normal”. Emotionally I‘m all over the place, but grateful to be back in my cozy environment with all my books again. This title is just what I‘m needing, a fairytale escape!

LiteraryinLititz Wow, what a journey. Congrats on being back in your space and I hope your recovery goes well. 💜 2mo
Lindy Best wishes for continued healing. 🌻 2mo
Bookwormjillk Sending healing vibes 2mo
Ruthiella So glad you‘re back home with your books!😍 2mo
mabell Home is the best place to be. I hope your recovery is exponential now! ❤️ 2mo
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Fireman | Joe Hill
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Proud of my son every day, but especially when he‘s photographed saving a 🐶

DivineDiana Proud of him too! 👏🏻🐶👏🏻 3mo
LibrarianRyan 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 3mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 3mo
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mabell Wow 😮 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
SassyBookworm 👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️🐶 3mo
LeahBergen 💕💕💕💕 3mo
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
Megabooks 💗💗💗💗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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♥️⚽️🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆⚽️♥️

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Thank You All for your kind messages-you‘re encouragement is excellent medicine!!! 💗💕💗

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Breakable | Tammara Webber
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I‘d appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, good vibes and positive mojo you can send my way dear Litsy friends! I‘m just home from the hospital following surgery. I fractured my tibia plateau in two places while out hiking. Lots of challenges ahead and for right now I can‘t even read, keep falling asleep because of the painkillers and muscle relaxers I have to take for the next few days. Thank You 🤕

CouronneDhiver Rest up... sorry that happened 😔 5mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh no! I‘m so sorry to hear that. Thinking of you! 5mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no! Hope you heal rapidly! 5mo
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AmyG Wishing you a speedy recovery. 5mo
Seekingtardis So much love and positive healing vibes headed your way!!!! 5mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! I hope you heal quickly. 5mo
Booksnchill Hope you can get well enough to read soon! Healing thoughts sent! 5mo
DivineDiana So sorry. Sending healing thoughts to you. ❤️ 5mo
Redwritinghood Hope you heal up quickly! 5mo
llwheeler Best wishes for a quick recovery! 5mo
Texreader Many prayers and best wishes coming your way from San Antonio! 😘💜 5mo
LeahBergen Oh no!! Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Reggie Oof, hoping you heal quickly!! 5mo
JoScho Sending love ❤️ 5mo
Librarybelle Sending healing thoughts your way! 5mo
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Paris Dreaming | Anita Heiss
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Yes, please, I‘d like to visit Paris. And yes, I‘d like my room of my own to be inside a bookshop .....

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/paris-boutik?email_link_source=article_secondary&so...

Eggs @Rachel_nyc Thanks for the tag Rachel 💛🤗💛 6mo
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The Illumination of Ursula Flight | Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Let the cover envy begin!

I ordered this because it sounded intriguing then was blown away by the gorgeousness!!🤓

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Enjoying my current read! 📖

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Oops! | David Shannon
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So, this is interesting, I ordered a book called Old Baggage, but this is what I received 🤔 The inside is The Tattooist of Auschwitz too! What really bothers me is that if the incorrect title hadn‘t been embossed on the outside I might not have noticed the inside pages were wrong - makes me want to check all my unread books!

AmyG I read The Tatooist and was just thinking...what am odd cover. 😳 8mo
Redwritinghood Weird 8mo
Mdargusch That is so odd. Where did you order it from? 8mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Rare! Hopefully they‘ll get that sorted right out soon! 8mo
LeahBergen How strange! 8mo
MamaGina @Mdargusch Ordered from Book Depository-they have issued refund after seeing this picture! 😆 8mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Living up to the hype...🤓

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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A 25% off New Year sale at Malaprops in Asheville NC + a generous gift card from my son and his wife = a fantastic book haul!!!🤓

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The Little Library | Kim Fielding
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Chrissyreadit So beautiful! 9mo
AmyG Wow that IS amazing. 9mo
TrishB Gorgeous 💕 9mo
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Mitch That‘s so gorgeous 💕💕💕 9mo
BookNAround That is fabulous! 9mo
Ruthiella Love it!!!😍😍😍 9mo
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A Rainy Day | Robin Nelson
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ReadingSusan Yes!!!! 9mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Started tonight and already drawn into this narrative and it‘s seemingly unreliable protagonist...

sprainedbrain Oh I loved this one! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this too :) 9mo
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I‘m thankful for all of you!!!🤓

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And probably really enjoyed it —and the sequels too— but I recently DNF‘d it. What‘s your most recent DNF???

CouronneDhiver I tried audio and print, but couldn‘t get into this one: 10mo
Traci1 I didn't finish that one either. Wasn't that I wasn't enjoying it. I just set it down and never picked it back up. I keep thinking I'll eventually get back to it. 10mo
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Reagan-reads I think I am at 4 for the year, the last DNF was 10mo
Burghbookaddict Tried to do this in audio and couldn't get into it 10mo
Tamra I DNF a lot of audios before settling on one, enough that I don‘t recall the last. 😐 10mo
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The Corset | Laura Purcell
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Damn, this is GOOD!!!🤓

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Sugar Money | Jane Harris
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Today is a perfect fall day meant for reading on the back porch, with temps around 60 here in NC and a delightfully light breeze.🍁🍂🍁

I haven‘t been around much lately, how the heck are ya??🤓

saresmoore It‘s so gorgeous today! 11mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Victorian novels are full of social criticism, and the themes the Victorians examine, from class struggles to industrialisation, from religion to women‘s position in society, always fascinate me. Besides, no one writes love stories quite like the Victorians.

Excerpt above is from this excellent interview with Katie, founder of #Victober

https://www.bookshelfmagazine.com/articles/2018/interview-katie-on-victober

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Is anyone else participating in #victober over on Booktube?!? My first read is Jane Eyre - I thought I‘d start the month off right with a reread of a favorite. I know @SharonGoforth and @shawnmooney are participating-anyone else? Here‘s a link to a video by the founder of the event if you‘d like to join in the fun 🤓

https://youtu.be/gRavImuUH_0

saresmoore I‘m just tagging along since I don‘t do BookTube, but I love the idea! 12mo
saresmoore Forgot to say I‘m reading a Charlotte Brontë book, too! 12mo
MamaGina @saresmoore Excellent!👍🏼 12mo
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Lindy I was inspired by @shawnmooney ‘s Victober video, so I plan to read one Victorian novel this month: 12mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore I‘m tagging along a bit, too, and hoping to add a few Vic reads to this month‘s list. @MamaGina I‘m contemplating Wives and Daughters if I can fit it in. 😄 12mo
saresmoore @LeahBergen I‘m thinking maybe every month should be Victober. 😊 12mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m not into classics, for myself, but I‘m watching the videos on YouTube as they go 👍🏽 12mo
MamaGina @Lindy Nice choice, I‘m planning to read Far From the Madding Crowd after Jane Eyre. 12mo
MamaGina @LeahBergen I‘m hoping to read Wives & Daughters and rewatch the miniseries as well @sarasmoore I cosign your every month being Victober sentiment! 😁 12mo
MamaGina @CouronneDhiver The cohosts are so knowledgeable about the Victorian period. I‘ve especially enjoyed a couple of their videos filmed at the Bronte parsonage. 12mo
SharonGoforth Yay!! Glad to see so much #Victober interest 🤓. For the record, I don‘t have a Booktube channel-I‘m just following along like all of you📚. There is a #Victober group on Goodreads, too, if anyone is interested. 12mo
MamaGina @SharonGoforth Oh goodness, I definitely don‘t have a booktube channel either, I‘d just look like a blithering idiot if I tried it 😂 Thanks for mentioning the Goodreads group too. 12mo
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What a lovely lady @annebogel turned out to be - warm, kind and funny too!🤓

erzascarletbookgasm 😃 I enjoy her fb page and blog. 12mo
MamaGina @erzascarletbookgasm You should check out her podcast - What Should I Read Next - it‘s very good 🎙 12mo
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Anyone else attending this book signing with Anne Bogel at Malaprops in Asheville NC tonight?!?📚❤️🤓

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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I decided to start this one this evening and see that @Liberty is also reading it, so I‘m in good company 🧜‍♀️

Lcsmcat I love that cover! 12mo
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