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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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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 😔 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh no! I‘m so sorry to hear that. Thinking of you! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no! Hope you heal rapidly! 2mo
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AmyG Wishing you a speedy recovery. 2mo
Seekingtardis So much love and positive healing vibes headed your way!!!! 2mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! I hope you heal quickly. 2mo
Booksnchill Hope you can get well enough to read soon! Healing thoughts sent! 2mo
DivineDiana So sorry. Sending healing thoughts to you. ❤️ 2mo
Redwritinghood Hope you heal up quickly! 2mo
llwheeler Best wishes for a quick recovery! 2mo
Texreader Many prayers and best wishes coming your way from San Antonio! 😘💜 2mo
LeahBergen Oh no!! Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Reggie Oof, hoping you heal quickly!! 2mo
JoScho Sending love ❤️ 2mo
Librarybelle Sending healing thoughts your way! 2mo
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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 💛🤗💛 2mo
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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. 😳 4mo
Redwritinghood Weird 4mo
Mdargusch That is so odd. Where did you order it from? 4mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Rare! Hopefully they‘ll get that sorted right out soon! 4mo
LeahBergen How strange! 4mo
MamaGina @Mdargusch Ordered from Book Depository-they have issued refund after seeing this picture! 😆 4mo
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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! 5mo
AmyG Wow that IS amazing. 5mo
TrishB Gorgeous 💕 5mo
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Mitch That‘s so gorgeous 💕💕💕 5mo
BookNAround That is fabulous! 5mo
Ruthiella Love it!!!😍😍😍 5mo
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A Rainy Day | Robin Nelson
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ReadingSusan Yes!!!! 5mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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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! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this too :) 6mo
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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: 6mo
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. 6mo
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Reagan-reads I think I am at 4 for the year, the last DNF was 6mo
Burghbookaddict Tried to do this in audio and couldn't get into it 6mo
Tamra I DNF a lot of audios before settling on one, enough that I don‘t recall the last. 😐 6mo
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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! 7mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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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 Brontë
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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! 8mo
saresmoore Forgot to say I‘m reading a Charlotte Brontë book, too! 8mo
MamaGina @saresmoore Excellent!👍🏼 8mo
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Lindy I was inspired by @shawnmooney ‘s Victober video, so I plan to read one Victorian novel this month: 8mo
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. 😄 8mo
saresmoore @LeahBergen I‘m thinking maybe every month should be Victober. 😊 8mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m not into classics, for myself, but I‘m watching the videos on YouTube as they go 👍🏽 8mo
MamaGina @Lindy Nice choice, I‘m planning to read Far From the Madding Crowd after Jane Eyre. 8mo
MamaGina @LeahBergen I‘m hoping to read Wives & Daughters and rewatch the miniseries as well @sarasmoore I cosign your every month being Victober sentiment! 😁 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
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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. 8mo
MamaGina @erzascarletbookgasm You should check out her podcast - What Should I Read Next - it‘s very good 🎙 8mo
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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! 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I would appreciate some Litsy 💗 My retail job has been gradually going from bad to worse and I need to make some difficult decisions. I plan to continue until after the new year because I don‘t want to leave my managers in a lurch as we‘re gearing up for the holidays, then reevaluate. The problems have to do with recent corporate and district level decisions affecting not only my stress levels but also there are safety issues. ☹️

CouronneDhiver 🤗 Hugs. 9mo
tpixie Hugs! You will find your perfect spot! Don‘t be afraid of change and take care of your future self! 9mo
Lcsmcat I‘m sorry! I hope this leads to new and better things. ❤️ 9mo
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TrishB Sending hugs 💕 9mo
hermyknee 💝 hugs 🤗 9mo
Ddzmini Hugs sent 🤗 9mo
Megabooks Hugs and good thoughts 💕💕 9mo
AmyG Sendig a hug. Hoping things ease a bit for you...maybe? 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hugs to you 💗 9mo
LeahBergen Hugs! 9mo
saresmoore Boo, sorry to hear that. Prayers for discernment and the perfect opportunities to present themselves. 9mo
Eyelit Sorry to hear it‘s not great at the place you spend a majority of your day. Lots of hugs and warm vibes your way 💜 9mo
Tamra Hang in there until then! 9mo
JoScho I‘m so sorry. Sending hugs and just do your best to hang in there 💖 9mo
Redwritinghood Hang in there. 💕💕 9mo
BookwormAHN Sending hugs 🧡 9mo
sprainedbrain Hugs to you! 🤗 9mo
Bookzombie Sending hugs 💕 9mo
SW-T Hugs! 💐 9mo
mabell So sorry for this stressful time! I hope you are able to get to a more comfortable situation soon. ❤️❤️ 9mo
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Just going to put this here for safekeeping...

https://youtu.be/bRPNUHOS6yE

spharo This looks so sweet! 9mo
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You can keep your ☀️ I‘ll enjoy the quiet of a rainy day on the back porch with a good 📖 and ☕️...

SilversReviews LOVE the photo. 10mo
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Another case of a misogynist man taking credit for a woman‘s work. I‘m an admirer of Colette‘s work and excited to see this ...

https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/colette

erzascarletbookgasm 😍👍 10mo
LeahBergen Ooooh! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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Puppy Love | Jenny Dale, Mick Reid
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Not book related, but had to share. My son is a firefighter and during a call he met this adorable puppy. She stole his heart and is now the newest member of our family ... Meet Bulma!!! 🐶💕
#dogsoflitsy

Redwritinghood 😍😍 10mo
Texreader Oh so cute! Look at those giant puppy paws!! 10mo
Prairiegirl_reading ❤️💙💜🐶 10mo
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candority Look at that adorable face! I‘m in love 😍🐶 10mo
LeahBergen Awww! 💕💕💕 10mo
MicheleinPhilly GAH!!!! 😍😍😍😍 10mo
Ruthiella So cute!!!!😍🐶❤️😍🐶❤️😍🐶❤️ 10mo
SledgeReader Whaaaattt??? Beautiful Fur Baby!!! 🐶❤️ 10mo
hermyknee OOOOHHMYYYGAAAAAWWWD IM DEAD. She is so cute! AHHHHHHHHHH ♥️♥️😍😍😍😭😭😭😍♥️♥️♥️♥️ (edited) 10mo
BookMaven407 🐶💕 10mo
CouronneDhiver Adorable! 10mo
mabell So sweet! ❤️🐶 10mo
Mdargusch 💕❤️💕 10mo
Zelma Such a cutie pie! And those paws! 😍 10mo
minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 10mo
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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Hoping this is as enjoyable as his previous books!🤓📚❤️

LiteraryinLititz I loved it!! Hope you do too! 11mo
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... being the first to check out new releases from your library 📚💚🤓

Lovesbooks87 Love when that happens! ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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My new tagline ... it encompasses how I feel about reading AND how I feel about my Litsy family!!! 📚💚🤓

Eggs Love this! Have a peaceful weekend ❤️💖😌 11mo
Joyfulmimi Agreed!!! 8mo
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Having an enjoyable, restful day and starting this promising mystery set in 1920‘s India 🇮🇳

BiblioLitten The book looks very promising!🤗 12mo
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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It‘s a perfect day in the park for an audio walk 🤓🎧📖

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The Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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Excited to be starting this one!!! 🤓

Lynnsoprano You are definitely ahead of me with this series. I can‘t wait to get on to the next one. 12mo
MamaGina @Lynnsoprano Such a great series! 🤓 (edited) 12mo
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I‘m 56 today ... I figure at this age I‘m allowed to toot my own birthday horn 🎉 especially since I‘m still this cute!!!🤣🤪😁

JoScho Yay!! Happy Birthday!! Hope it is amazing! 😊💖🎉 12mo
saresmoore ♥️♥️♥️ Hippo birdies two ewes! 12mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎈🎊 (you were adorable. Dimples!) 12mo
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Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 12mo
Bklover Happy Birthday! 🎉 12mo
Lcsmcat Happy birthday! 🎂🎊🎈 12mo
Lovesbooks87 Happy Birthday! 🎈🎂🎉 12mo
RebelReader Have a rockin‘ day birthday girl! 🍾🎂 12mo
Tamra Happy Birthday Young Lady! 12mo
Emiller Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday!! So adorable 🤗 12mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 12mo
Reggie Happy Birthday!!!! 12mo
Eyelit Happy happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎈 12mo
SilversReviews Happy Birthday!! 12mo
Bookzombie Happy Belated Birthday!!! 12mo
BiblioLitten Happy belated birthday!!!🎉💜🤗 Delightfully cute pic 12mo
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Well, that didn‘t last long ... a couple of months ago I posted that I was going to try and read just one book at a time. Bottom line? I‘m just too much of a mood reader for that to work!!! 🤓 Now reading 4 books - 1 NF, 1 historical mystery, 1 fantasy, 1 contemporary romance👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

knittedgnome Hahaha! I do the same! I have 1 ebook, 3 print books, 2 on serial reader. 12mo
Ruthiella Yup, I need variety too! I can‘t stick to one at a time 😀 12mo
Tamra I wish I could do that. 12mo
britt_brooke I usually have 3 going - 1 physical, 1 ebook, and 1 audio. 12mo
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Puppy Love | Eric Hill
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This is my grand puppy 🐶 Buster @Emiller - hope his sweet Corgi face makes you smile a little bit 💕

Emiller Sweet puppy face 🐶❤️ 12mo
EvieBee Awww! 😍😍😍 12mo
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Downtime: Deliciousness at Home | Nadine Levy Redzepi
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JUST TRYING TO HELP GET THE WORD OUT ... I‘ll be reading until it‘s all done ✅

🤓📚💕

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Celebrating Mother's Day: Mom's Memory Box | Sandi Hill, Susan Banta, Joel Kupperstein
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I love being this guy‘s mother!!! 💕

🌸🌸Happy Mother‘s Day🌸🌸

LauraBeth What a great pic! ❤️ 12mo
saresmoore Lovely! 12mo
AmyG 💕 12mo
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JoScho Love this picture ❤️ 12mo
Redwritinghood Happy Mother‘s Day! 12mo
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 12mo
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I‘m doing a Buddy Read! 🤓
Well, first I‘m going to work 😔... then I‘m starting this 😁

Redwritinghood Great book. Enjoy! 12mo
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You Choose! | Pippa Goodhart
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Oh what fun! Check out the new Giveaway from @cobwebmoth 📚 called #chooseyourowngiveaway 💫 The choices are gift card, goodie box or 2 books from Book Depository and after considering my choice would be the 2 books because I‘m always experiencing cover envy for UK published titles!

cobwebmoth Thanks for entering! 12mo
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Love my growing collection of tee shirts from @outofprint 🤓

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Missing You | Harlan Coben
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Haven‘t been on here much lately due to crazy work schedule but things are getting back to “normal” now that people are coming back from vacations next week ... I‘ve missed my fellow Littens!!! 🤓 How are YOU?!?

EvieBee We‘ve miss you! 12mo
Lcsmcat Welcome back! 12mo
MelissaSue81 It was a long week! Welcome back! 12mo
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The hype is well-deserved 🤓

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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Definitely excited to start this one, especially after loving her debut, I Let You Go🤓

jessberk13 Don‘t forget about 13mo
MamaGina @jessberk13 Ha Ha, I won‘t, it‘s on my kindle! 🤓 13mo
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Saturday | Ian McEwan
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AmyG To you, too! 🌸 13mo
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So the last time my son and his wife visited we did some serious book shopping and I ended up buying Brandon Sanderson's debut based on my son's enthusiastic description. Afterwards, I got a kick out of him proudly telling her "Mom bought a book I recommended to her!"? Just started reading it yesterday and happy to say it's fantastic!!!

minkyb ❣️ 13mo
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Enjoying this one!!
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dsfisher Loved this story. 14mo
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The Excellent Experience | C. David Crouch
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All of my March reads were Excellent!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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I loved The Round House and am excited to give this backlist Erdrich a read ... I‘ve heard good things!

@EvieBee The HPB sticker is dated 11/08 😆

EvieBee Haha! Those stickers are so telling! I remove them and stick them on the inside backcover. 1y
Tamra One of her books is in my top 10 reads: 1y
MamaGina @Tamra Sounds amazing too ... stacked! 1y
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I‘m about half way through this one and I can confirm that in fact it is all it‘s cracked up to be!🤓

(https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pinterest.com/amp/pin/569986896581955257/?sourc...)

GatheringBooks i hesitate to start this one while the third book isn‘t out yet - the suspense will eat up my insides! 14mo
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I'd been contemplating it for awhile, but after recent headlines I've deactivated my Facebook account ... I feel so FREE!!! 🤓

JoScho Good for you! I never check mine anymore. It is always drama and depressing stuff. 1y
Rachbb3 I quit years ago! Best thing ever! No stress. 1y
AmyG I did that yesterday. DONE 1y
CouronneDhiver Join the party - woohoo! I walked away from FB awhile ago and haven‘t looked back. 1y
EvieBee Yay!! 6 years sober. 🙋🏻‍♀️ (edited) 1y
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Decision | Katherine A Applegate
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I‘ve made an important bookish decision. After trying to keep several books going at the same time, I‘ve decided to go back to reading one book at a time. So I‘ve put aside everything I was reading and I‘m starting fresh with a title I‘ve been wanting to read for a very long time: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothkiss.

I‘d love to hear your comments about one read vs multiple reads.🤓

Foxyfictionista Polygamous reader here. I have one book for my commute and one for home. And then sometimes others on the go. I can't just read one book at a time. But we're all different so you should do what you want to do. ☺️ 1y
LitLogophile I always read multiple at a time but it really does stress me out! 1y
CatLass007 I used to read just one book at a time. When I joined Litsy, I started reading multiple books. Now I‘m back to one at a time and I prefer it that way. 1y
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Samplergal I can not stick to one. I actually have 18 going at this moment. 11 are on Serial Reader. I read by mood. So if I don‘t want to read The Underground Railroad tonight I have several choices. I love non-fiction almost as much as fiction. And you need more focus sometimes for a dense read than a beach book 📖. 1y
LauraBeth I enjoy reading the most when I‘m reading only one book. However, I do have some ADD tendencies, so I‘m constantly battling wanting to read more than one. But enjoyment-wise, I need to be in a committed relationship with just one book 😀 1y
LeahBergen @LauraBeth I so agree! 👍🏻 1y
Jess7 I always read more than one bc I‘m a mood reader and if a book isn‘t interesting me at the moment, I like to be able to switch to another one. 1y
Christy2318 My absolute preference is only one in a single sitting especially if I‘m really into the book. However, I will read multiple books depending on library due dates, book club etc. I also tend to not read nonfiction straight through so sometimes I have nonfiction on the side while reading fiction in one sitting. 1y
Tamra Generally single. 1y
kathedron I typically have a poet, a novel and a non-fiction going. Since Litsy, I've usually got an audiobook on Overdrive, too. 1y
Lcsmcat I have multiple - one print, one eBook, and one audio - but I need to keep them different from each other. If my print book is a memoir then my audiobook might be a mystery and my eBook literary fiction. Or if they‘re all literary fiction they will be set in different time periods and written in different styles. Add a read along or buddy read and I can have 4 going but that‘s my limit. 1y
AmyG I used to have 1 book and 1 audio going at the same time. Then litsy happened and now I have 5-6 books going. I will say you picked a GREAT book to read. 1y
Mdargusch I have an audiobook for driving or doing chores, an easy book next to my bed, and then another one downstairs . 1y
JillR I can only have one book on the go at a time. I also read to both kids on alternate nights so adding just those two extra books in often leaves me confused about what I‘m reading, ha! 🙈 1y
minkyb I can only read one book at a time. I have tried many times to shake things up but I guess I have a one track mind. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Redwritinghood I‘ve been feeling the same way lately, although I think I can still juggle an audiobook along with a hard copy or ebook. (edited) 1y
EvieBee Nice! I‘m a one book at a time person but I decided to try multiple books at a time last year and really enjoyed it. I think for myself it just depends on my anxiety levels. In the end, no matter how many books I‘m juggling I can only devote most of my time to one book anyway. 1y
EvieBee @Redwritinghood Same here. Always got an audiobook going. 1y
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