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MayginReads

MayginReads

Joined May 2017

Book lover, dog lover, crochter, & gardener who sometimes combines these loves. Find me on Goodreads & Facebook at /mayginreads & Twitter @mayginreads
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World of Rainbow Brite, | Inc. Scholastic
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1. Definitely Rainbow Brite, though I enjoyed Strawberry Shortcake
2. HeMan! I don't think I knew about D&D
3. SheRa. I loved her power and courage
4. Ninja Turtles. It was a fun show
5. Wuzzles all the way. I still have my Eleroo.

@LibrarianRyan for #FandomFriday

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The Best Of Friends | Joanna Trollope
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@mariaku21 Your letter is on its way! #LitsyPenPals

mariaku21 I'll be on the lookout 1y
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@mariaku21 I am enamored with the hand drawn Belle! Incredible! This is a gorgeous envelope. Thank you! 💌 #LitsyPenPals

Cortg That‘s pretty awesome! 1y
mariaku21 @MayginReads it got there ok!! Woohoo 1y
tracey38 Love Belle! That's amazing! 🌻✉🌻 1y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Thanks @mariaku21 and @Eggs for the tag! The only 5 star reads this year have been graphic novels and short stories (individuals), except my reread of The Handmaid's Tale. It hasn't been an amazing year of books.

Even though the giveaway is closed, I thought I'd answer the question anyways. What a great giveaway @Mommamanzi !

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Pen pals: boy crazy | Sharon Dennis Wyeth
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@mariaku21 It's ready to go! Hopefully it will be arriving very soon! 💌💌💌

mariaku21 @MayginReads I'll be on the lookout for it 😁 1y
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My pen pal | Linda Johns, Wright Group, Incorporated
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@mariaku21 it arrived! I was checking the mail box every day, I was so excited for it come. I LOVE the handmade envelope and stationary. I hope to write a letter tomorrow and it get out on Monday. I've got to do something indoors to beat the heat! #LitsyPenPals

mariaku21 @MayginReads woohoo it made it in one piece. I was a little worried about that. 1y
MayginReads @mariaku21 It was sealed much tighter than the last one. I almost had to rip it to open it, but luckily I was able to save the pretty paper. 1y
mariaku21 @MayginReads lol I'll remember for next time! 1y
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Carmilla | J Sheridan Lefanu
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Finished the first issue of my first serial read. Thank you @mariaku21 for recommending @SerialReader and Camilla!

mariaku21 I love the encouragement love notes after every chapter, aren't they great @MayginReads @SerialReader 1y
Reviewsbylola I def plan on reading this someday! 1y
MayginReads @Reviewsbylola It's good so far. Not exactly what I expected, but intriguing! 1y
MayginReads @mariaku21 They are! It's such a great app! 1y
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Dear pen pal | Betsy Franco
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@mariaku21 It will be on its ways tomorrow! 😁😁😁

#LitsyPenPals

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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This was a super fun author talk. Chloe Benjamin is well spoken and down to earth. I look forward to read what she writes next. Thank you @JenReadsAlot for inviting me!

Reviewsbylola Can‘t wait to read this!! 2y
MayginReads It's so good and a perfect book for book club or discussion groups. I hope you're able to read it soon! 2y
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Pen pals: boy crazy | Sharon Dennis Wyeth
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@mariaku21 It arrived. It probably arrived days ago, but I'm the worst about checking the mail. I'm so excited! I'm going to have to start stepping up my envelope game 😉
#LitsyPenPals

mariaku21 Haha I'm glad it got there! ♥ 2y
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Pen pals: boy crazy | Sharon Dennis Wyeth
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@mariaku21 It will be in the mail tomorrow! Thanks for sending such a great letter. It's like pen pals when I was young and I love it! #LitsyPenPals

mariaku21 @MayginReads I'll be on the lookout! 👀 2y
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Pen Pals | Kelly Burkholder
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@mariaku21 It arrived! I hope to have a reply in the mail very soon! So excited! #LitsyPenPals

mariaku21 Awesome! It didn't get wet, we've had rain these last few weeks here 2y
MayginReads @mariaku21 No it didn't. I LOVE the flower and wanted it in the picture, but didn't want to post the addresses. I'm so excited. I love paper mail! 2y
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Pen Pals | Olivia Goldsmith
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@abbsinwonderland - It will be in the mail tomorrow! #LitsyPenPals

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1. Chores or long drives
2. Audible, library - Libby, and CDs
3. Original pace
4. Tim Curry, sometimes the author
5. Year of Yes

#audiobookinquiry @Chelleo

[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘ll have to check out your fav book! I love Dan Stevens as a narrator. My fav book is Frankenstein. My son was struggling with it. So I bought the audio for him to follow along and Dan Stevens just brought my fav book to life! I loved him! And my son loved the book. A good narrator makes a difference! 2y
MayginReads I mostly listen to nonfiction and while I enjoyed the concepts discussed in Year of Yes, I loved the author's narration. It really made a connection with me and the book was more influential because of that. I absolutely agree that the narrator makes all the difference. There are certain time periods I find a great chore to read, but the right narrator has brought those books to life for me. I read Dracula that way. I hope to read Frankenstein too 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy And, I forgot again, like 5 minutes later. 😒 But this gives me an opportunity to tell you that something is on its way to you! Though now I'm packing I'm misremembering something read on Litsy. 😱 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Did you ever get your bookmark swap package from your bookmark swapper? (I didn‘t do the swap just want to know) 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy (I remembered to tag you!) I swapped with 4 people and 1 didn't send me a package back. The organizer offered to send me one, but I'm happy with what I already received. I am grateful for the joy I had from the swap and didn't let one person ruin it. I did let the people who oversee these things know to prevent it from being an ongoing issue. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh good, then you received ones you liked. I was worried and was going to send a bookmark package your way. I still might 😉😉 ❤️❤️ 2y
MayginReads I did. The other swap mates were great. It's so sweet of you to offer. I very much love the bookmark you made me and I use it for my crochet books! I think that counts! 😉 I don't remember if I told you, but a package should have arrived/ be arriving soon for you! 😊 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh thank you, your a sweetheart ❤️ 2y
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Pickpick

4⭐ This was a cute, sweet, and positive children's book. I would have preferred the characters more flushed out, but it's probably about right for this age group. The ending could have been a bit more elaborated on. Overall, a good listen.

#MountTBR

[DELETED] 3803335244 I saw your comment just a little ago on Goodreads! How awesome we were reading the same book. My kids & I are enjoying this! I think the first book of hers we read was so great! If you haven‘t read it, definitely worth the read. 2y
MayginReads I haven't read anything else by her. I will definitely check out the tagged book. I've been listening to children's books in the car lately and am definitely looking for good recommendations - something that's interesting for adults as well as kids. Thank you! 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy I forget a lot that this app doesn't notify commenters of future comments! 2y
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Be Kind | Pat Zietlow Miller
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Thanks @MinDea and @Robothugs for starting this and thank you @ForeverNerdy for tagging me. We are all fighting a hard battle and kindness goes a long way to make it just a bit easier.

#BeKind #BeKindMovement #Repost

[DELETED] 3803335244 You are so kind 💙 I‘m happy to get to know you 💙 2y
Robothugs 🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
MayginReads Thank you @ForeverNerdy I am blessed to have you in my life. 💖💖💖 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 ☺️☺️☺️ 2y
Ddzmini A good rule to go by 😋 2y
MinDea 🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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😍😍😍 I received this wonderful package from @ForeverNerdy on what's been a hard day. Thank you Krista for bringing a smile to my face and easing my sadness. This package greatly lifted my spirits. I am grateful for your thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity. You are a wonderful friend. 💜💜💜

[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I‘m glad they got there ok! I‘m sorry your having a hard time my friend ❤️ I hope your days get better. Know your always in my thoughts & prayers. I thought snoopy would remind you of all your wonderful memories! Have a better day 💙 2y
MayginReads Snoopy most certainly did. Those happy memories are what get me through the tough moments. Snoopy and candy will get me through more! 💗💗💗 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @MayginReads I wanted to find more snoopy stuff but it was limited! lol 😂 like I said in the card email me, sincerely if you want to chat. I am here for you 💕 Your a sweetheart 2y
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MayginReads @ForeverNerdy Snoopy is very fitting as well because I just recently watched the Peanuts movie. I watch kids movie when I am sad. Thank you so much for sharing your email and your willingness to talk more. I will likely reach out in the near future. It's going to take awhile for me to stop being sad and grieving. She was my first dog as an adult and meant the world to me. I appreciate your support. 💖💖💖 2y
Tamra Snoopy is always good for a lift! 🤗 2y
MayginReads @Tamra So true. He's funny and heartwarming! 2y
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On Sunday, when I was watching my nephew, he went into my bag & pulled out the graphic novel Fables & said, Auntie, can we read a book? When I saw which one it was, I decided to switch it out with this book. He's 3 & Fables is for mature audiences. Plus I was excited to share with him something so close to my heart. The Legend of Korra is one of my all-time favorite TV shows & the fact that it ended with these two together makes my gay heart happy

MayginReads I failed to take a picture of this scene before I returned this book, so I borrowed this picture from another Litten. 😲 2y
TheLibrarian You might want to tag this as a spoiler for those of us that haven‘t seen the show or read the whole series. 2y
MayginReads @TheLibrarian I appreciate the feedback. Since this happens within the first few pages, I didn't think it needed to be marked ias a spoiler. On Litsy, nearly all of the reviews for this book show this picture. I'm so sorry if you feel I've spoiled something for you. That was not my intent. 2y
TheLibrarian @MayginReads No worries! I don‘t know where that books falls in with the show but towards the end of season 2 it hasn‘t happened yet. 2y
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2. Android
3. Nuts
4. The tagged book, which is about a young woman who lives with her uncle. So far, it's a book where not much happens and we learn a lot about the characters
5. None - I don't watch, follow, or participate any in sport regularly

#humpdaypost #letsmaketricksysmile @MinDea @TricksyTails

TricksyTails Aww so sweet! Thank you for sharing your baby. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
MayginReads @TricksyTails Anytime! 💜💜💜 2y
Cathythoughts I love this pic ❤️ 2y
MayginReads @Cathythoughts Me too! It's one of those crazy awesome shots that happen once or twice in a pup's lieftime. 2y
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Where Sadness Begins | John MacKenna
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This morning, I said goodbye to my beautiful, perfect baby girl. She gave me more than I could ever put into words & she also gave me 5.5 months to get ready to say goodbye, which was the most precious gift of all. I would give anything to spend another day with my furbaby, but I'm more glad she won't spend another day suffering. I am devastated & I'm not sure how much I'll be on here for awhile. Thank you so much to everyone who's offered support

FlowerFairy So very sorry for your loss 😢 2y
mabell I am so very sorry. 💔 2y
TheDaysGoBy I'm so sorry for your loss! 2y
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GripLitGrl Sorry for your loss😢 sending love & hugs💞 2y
Megabooks I‘m very sorry for your loss! 💔💞 2y
dsfisher So very sorry, it‘s so hard to let go 2y
TrishB So sorry 💔 sending hugs 2y
KrystleTheBookSlayer I'm so sorry for you loss! 😢💔 2y
rubyslippersreads Sending hugs. ❤️ 2y
TheLibrarian So sorry for your loss. *hugs* 2y
Zelma I am so very sorry. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So sorry ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
emilyhaldi So hard 😥 sorry for your loss (edited) 2y
Mdargusch I‘m so sorry. It‘s so devastating 💙💙 2y
Redwritinghood So sorry. 💔💔 2y
TricksyTails I‘m so very sorry for your loss. 💔 Sending love and hugs. 2y
kathedron So sorry. 😢 2y
ghosthost I‘m so sorry for your loss. Hugs. 💜 2y
megt So sorry ❤️ 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m sorry my friend 2y
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OMG, I love everything! The buttons are amazing (I didn't even think of including them) and the magnetic bookmarks have great quotes! I love tea and who doesn't love chocolate! Thank you so much @JessReads

@TheKidUpstairs #MugLove

TheKidUpstairs Great classics mug! 2y
Cinfhen Great mug 🖤 2y
MayginReads @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen Thanks! It's always nice to have a list of banned books. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Love the mug 🖤 2y
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It arrived just in time! 😍

@TheKidUpstairs @JessReads

JessReads Haha excellent! Sorry I cut it so close, but I‘m glad that you‘ll be able to open it with the rest of us! 2y
MayginReads @jessreads no worries. I cut it pretty close myself 😉 2y
mabell Cute wrap! 2y
MayginReads @mabell Isn't it? It was so well done! @JessReads 2y
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This audio performance was incredible. The subtle sounds and music in the background added so much to this. However, this isn't an audiobook you can listen to only partially focused. Every time I was distracted for a moment, I felt like I missed something significant. The book is engaging, but print might be a better format.

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Bear hugs | Kate Tym
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I don't ever feel comfortable asking for hugs or even really reaching out when I need them, but somehow, this community feels like where I can. My eldest dog, who has terminal cancer, isn't doing well and hasn't been for almost a week. I'm really sad. When I'm not assessing whether it's time for her, I'm trying to figure out how to stay one step ahead of my puppy. I'm overwhelmed and burnt out. I need just a little bit of 💜 to get through this.

CouronneDhiver 🙏🏽 Thinking about you. 2y
Mommamanzi Sending you love and prayers! 2y
Bostonmomx2 I‘m so sorry. It‘s such an awful decision to have to make. Big big hugs to you! 2y
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Mindyrecycles Heartbreaking. I have been there. Consider yourself hugged. ❤️ 2y
VioletBramble I'm so sorry. ((((Hugs)))) 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m sorry to see this. All sorts of hugs for you. 2y
Samplergal 💔many hugs coming your way. It‘s never easy to be a pet parent when these illnesses occur. 💗 2y
megt Sending big hugs your way. 💕 2y
EllieDottie I‘m so sorry! Sending hugs your way 🤗 🤗 🤗 2y
robinb Hugs and prayers to you. ❤️ So sorry for what you‘re going through. 2y
Redwritinghood 💕💕 2y
BookMaven407 Sending a big hug 🤗 2y
ElishaLovesBooks That sounds so difficult to manage. Sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way!💗💗 2y
Zelma I‘m so sorry to hear this. Many hugs to you and your pup. 2y
TricksyTails I‘m so sorry. My heart goes out to you. Sending you and your pup all the love and hugs. ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
GripLitGrl Sending lots of love & hugs 💕💕💕 2y
blondie I'm so, so sorry :( 🖤🖤🖤 2y
SassyBookworm Sending love, hugs & positive thoughts your way! 💓💓 2y
Bklover Trust yourself. You will know when it‘s time. This is such a hard thing to deal with, especially when you have a puppy as well. Sending you many hugs. Give your senior dog a kiss on his head for me. 💙💙💙💙💙💙 2y
Kendra.Diane Lots of hugs coming your way, I‘m so sorry to hear the news 💜 2y
Heideschrampf 🙆🙆‍♂️🙆🙆‍♂️🙆🙆‍♂️🙆🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️ 2y
Eggs Oh poor baby that's a tough one I'm so sorry ((((hug)))) 2y
Texreader Hugs hugs hugs!!! This is so so hard. We are here for you. 2y
emily_m_tubb It's a hard decision to make, but you'll make the right one... Sending lots of hugs 💖💕💞 2y
AmyG I am so sorry about your dog. Sending good thought and a bug, warm hug your way. 😘 2y
dsfisher Hugs It‘s never an easy decision, don‘t forget to take a minute and breathe. More hugs 2y
JenReadsAlot Hugs. Let me know if you want to chat at all. 2y
JenP I‘m so sorry. Been there. It‘s. It easy but you can hopefully take comfort in the fact that you‘ll known when it‘s time and you‘ll be there for him 2y
Mdargusch I‘m so sorry. I‘m going through the same thing. One of my dogs has terminal cancer and the other one is dying from kidney disease, so I know what you‘re going through. It‘s devastating. 😢 My vet tells me that they don‘t know they‘re dying so just try to enjoy every minute with them. 2y
Andrew65 Such an Impossible situation. Stay strong. In my thoughts. 2y
DGRachel {{hugs}} Saying goodbye to our fur babies is so hard, I know. 2y
ghosthost Sending hugs and hoping for the best. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m so sorry my friend. Sending hugs, prayers, & positive energy your way. My heart goes out to you 2y
MayginReads @Bklover Thank you for this. I needed to hear that. In my heart, I know it's time, and I need to trust that over analyzing it. 2y
MayginReads @Mdargusch I am so sorry to hear this. That's an incredibly difficult situation. My heart breaks for you. 🤗 2y
MayginReads @JenReadsAlot Thank you for the kind offer. I might take you up on a distracting conversations about books in the near future! 2y
SamHeartCoffee Sending you hugs. It is so hard when our furbabies are not doing well. Just know that she loves you and that you are doing your best. (edited) 2y
MayginReads @SamHeartCoffee Thank you so much for the thoughtful words. I am touched. 💜 2y
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3⭐ This book was hard because I knew the basic concept and most of the book is setting up the big reveal. So in the end, only the last chapter was interesting. I'm glad I read it, but it's hard to recommend knowing that nearly everyone knows the premise and this book doesn't offer much outside that.

This is from #MountTBR so there's that!

Daisey I had a hard time with this for the same reason. It just didn‘t work well for me since I already knew what was going on. 2y
MayginReads @Daisey I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I give classic books where I know some of the plot more leeway in terms of liking it, but this was just too much about things that I already knew. 2y
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Changing Habits | Debbie Macomber
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I was tagged be the amazing @ForeverNerdy Thank you!

1. No, but I almost always read in bed or in the recliner
2. Bookmark - I'm a bit obsessed with book jigs
3. During the day, at the end of a chapter. While I'm falling asleep, whenever the light goes out
4. Sometimes
5. Rarely music, never tv
6. Actively one, but generally more than 1
7. Reading everywhere
8. Silently, except with my nephew
9. Never
10. New
11. Not anymore
12. @JenReadsAlot

[DELETED] 3803335244 Great answers! 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy Thanks 😁 2y
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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3 ⭐ This was a great listen while I figured out how to walk a very old dog and a very young dog together. 😊

MayginReads Oh, I totally forgot to mention this was a book from #MountTBR. So far, I've only listened to audiobooks I own, but it's a start! 2y
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Mehso-so

First book from #MountTBR This was a strange story which felt incomplete. Maybe it was because I listened to it on audio or because I listened to it while walking the pups, but I felt like I missed something. The performance was incredible.

Suet624 I space out when listening to fiction on audio. 🤔 2y
MayginReads @Suet624 I tend to as well, but part of it this time was that I was also trying to keep an eye on a puppy. The story was engaging, but I felt like I missed something. I should go back and listen to it or read it. Some fiction is really hard on audio and I think this one was for me. 2y
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@ForeverNerdy reminded me that I haven't been on here in forever. Well, this is why. Meet, Toru (pronounced Toh-roo)! He's a 13 week old Corgi and Collie mix I adopted from a rescue. Him and my full grown dog are working on being friends. Toru and I are working on house rules. We're getting along great, but I'm exhausted all the time. He's very smart and keeps me on my toes! #dogsoflitsy

Tamra 😘🤗 Cutie! 2y
jbhops He's so cute!! What a great addition to your family! 2y
AmyG He is adorabe. Good luck! 2y
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Reviewsbylola ❤️❤️❤️ One of the neighborhood dogs that we see everyday is named Toru. 2y
Reecaspieces ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Rachel.Rencher What a sweetie! 😍😍 2y
MayginReads @Tamra @jbhops @amyg thank you! 💜💜💜 2y
MayginReads @Reviewsbylola Aw, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who names their dog of things! 2y
MayginReads @Rachel.Rencher Thank you! He really is! But he also knows it. Haha! 2y
Reviewsbylola Also, I have a 12 week old puppy so I totally get the exhaustion aspect. 😂 2y
BookMaven407 🐶💕 2y
2BR02B He's too cute! Congrats on your new family member! 🐶❤ 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh that‘s wonderful ❤️ so adorable ❤️ 2y
MayginReads @Reviewsbylola I'm glad I'm not the only one! I thought maybe I was just getting old. Haha! 2y
MayginReads @2BR02B @ForeverNerdy Thank you! He uses to it his advantage, especially with new people. Haha! 2y
Samwise_Gamgee What a cutie!!!!! 2y
JenReadsAlot I'm looking forward to meeting him!! 2y
MayginReads @Samwise_Gamgee Thank you! 😍 2y
MayginReads @JenReadsAlot I can't wait for you to meet him! He's going to snuggle you! 2y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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My favorite fantasy series of all time is The Broken Earth series. I reread the first two books in the series before I read the third. I plan on rereading the third book before I reread the whole series. It's so good! (I never reread books)

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@LazyOwl

LazyOwl I have these on my TBR shelf. I really enjoyed reading another of Jemisin's, I really need to get to reading this. 2y
MayginReads @LazyOwl Which of Jeminsin's? I've also read The Dreamblood Duology, which was great, especially the second one. I have read The Hundred Thousands Kingdom, but it's on my list for this year! 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Maygin I miss you! Hope your well ❤️❤️❤️ sending love ❤️ 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy I miss you too! I adopted a puppy and have been very busy with that. But as we figure each other out, I'm sure I'll find time to be back on here! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh that‘s great! I was thinking about you. I‘m glad it‘s a great reason you‘ve been busy 🤓 2y
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The Secret Loves of Geek Girls | Margaret Atwood, Mariko Tamaki, Marguerite Bennett, Marjorie M Liu
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Apparently Margaret Atwood writes and draws her own comics. Who knew?

This is an interesting mix of comics, prose, and illustrated stories, all nonfiction. There's things here for non-Geek girls as well!

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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My goal is to read 2 books a week and 3 every other week. I'm nervous about being able to meet it, but since I surpassed that this year, hopefully it shouldn't be too challenging.

I'm not doing any reading challenges this year, but I am committing to reading books I own. I'm on a book buying ban for the whole year.

Here's a link to my Goodreads if anyone wants to be friends there! https://www.goodreads.com/mayginreads

Eggs You can do this 😊😊 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Good luck and happy reading! 2y
Andrew65 Good luck. 2y
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The thing I'm not sure about is how audiobooks like the Great Courses series, which don't have a book equivalent, are counted towards page totals. I'm guessing they aren't, which is a bit sad considering how many of them I listened to this year. They're between 12 and 18 hours long, so a decent number of pages. Oh well, it's still nice to see the breakdown.

Did anyone else read a book no one else read on Goodreads this year?

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Crochet Thread Bookmarks | Wanda Stephens
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With all the hustle and bustle and between illness and holiday travel, I forgot to post the amazing bookmark @ForeverNerdy made me! I am truly blessed to have you as a Litsy friend. Thank you! I am in awe of your talent and hope to one day be half as good!

[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh your so sweet ❤️ hope your feeling better. Sickness has been huge this holiday season. I lather my kids up with herbs & oils. But this year more than ever. Stay warm my friend ❤️ 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy Very smart! 2y
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Yay, food poisoning on Christmas from Christmas Eve dinner! So fun. So many sick family members! Such a delightful day.

Well, in truth, it was great until we started feeling sick... Oh well. Can't win them all.

Tamra 😑 Tomorrow will be better! 2y
britt_brooke ☹️ Hope tomorrow is better! 2y
Conservio We have the flu in mine. 2y
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Valeka Oh no!! Hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 2y
MayginReads @Conservio Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you all feel better soon! 2y
callielafleur Feel better soon!! ❤️❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii Oh no! Feel better soon. 💜 2y
ReadingSusan Oh noooooo. Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Texreader How awful!! Feel better soon!!! 2y
MayginReads @callielafleur @DebinHawaii @ReadingSusan Thank you! I had to complain somewhere as I do feel really awful (with my autoimmune issues, things like this hit me hard), but I don't want to complain in front of family as no one meant to cause this. I feel super bad for my 3 year old nephew who ended up crying after his third or fourth time getting sick (and after we had just come home from a failed attempt at seeing lights). 😢 2y
MayginReads @Texreader Thank you! 2y
JenReadsAlot Oh no that sucks. Hope you feel better soon! 2y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Oh no! I hope you recover quickly! 😞 2y
Bklover Oh boy- that sounds awful! Hope you are feeling better! 2y
Cinfhen Oh no! Terrible😣 2y
silentrequiem Feel better soon! 2y
rwmg GWS 2y
TricksyTails Oh no. Hope you recover quickly! 🤗 2y
AmyG Hope you feel better soon. 2y
4thhouseontheleft Oh no!!! I hope you feel better soon. 2y
MayginReads @JenReadsAlot @Krystle1 @Bklover @Cinfhen @silentrequiem @rwmg @TricksyTails @AmyG @4thhouseontheleft Thank you! I think the worst of it has passed for me and it's now just a matter of recovering slowly. Sadly, it's still pretty bad for some family members who it hit later than me. There won't be after Christmas shopping this year. 😢 2y
GripLitGrl Oh no!!😕 hope you & your family feel better soon. You maybe able to take advantage on online shopping after Christmas. 2y
MayginReads @GripLitGrl Thank you! Funny story, I'm a huge online shopper, but didn't even think of this! It's been a tradition for years for my sister and I to hit the stores. I think I love it because it's time with her. 😊 2y
Redwritinghood How horrible for you all! I hope you recover soon. 2y
MayginReads @Redwritinghood Thank you! We all still feel awful, but seem to be in the up swing! 2y
Mimi28 Hope you feel better fast!! ❤️❤️ 2y
megt Oh no! Hope you‘re all feeling better soon! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Prayers for a quick recovery.💜💜💜 2y
MayginReads @Mimi28 @megt @ForeverNerdy Thank you ask so much! Slowly, but surely, things are improving! 💜💜💜 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Hope your better ❤️ thank you for the lovely bookmark & card ❤️ 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy 💜💜💜 2y
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Join Me | Danny Wallace
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This is a wonderful idea @4thhouseontheleft ! We can all use a break during the holidays when things get too much. My thoughts are with you if this is a difficult time of year and I'm here to chat (just be sure to tag me). Please #repost and share so everyone knows about #joinin

Wishing you all a safe, joyous, and loving holiday season!

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The Postcard | Tony Abbott
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@abbsinwonderland It arrived before Christmas! Thank you! I love the handmade Christmas tree! 🎄 #abbsholidaywonderland

abbsinwonderland 💜💜🎄 Merry Christmas! 2y
MayginReads @abbsinwonderland Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well! 2y
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The Postcard | Tony Abbott
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@ForeverNerdy sent me this beautiful post for the #holidaypostcard exchange and I was so excited, I hung it with my other Christmas cards and forgot to post! 😱 I've loved this exchange! 😍

[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m glad you like it! I had the most troublesome time finding postcards were I live, lol 😂 2y
MayginReads I've struggled as well, hence the card! 2y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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@Rachel.Rencher held an incredible #renchergiveaway and I'm still so amazed I won! In addition to the two books and bookmark listed in the giveaway, there were 2 more books, a mini Jenga, a pen, and a holiday crossword puzzle! I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity! Thank you so much! I'm so excited to start reading! 😁😁😁

I will be paying it forward soon. Stay tuned! 😉

Rachel.Rencher Yaaay I'm so glad it got to you! 😍😍 2y
Cinfhen That's awesome!!! Congrats 🎉 2y
MayginReads @Rachel.Rencher Me too and just in time for me to whip out my new travel Jenga game at parties! 😊 2y
MayginReads @Cinfhen Thank you! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! 👏🏻❤️😊 2y
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Coffee, Tea or Me? | Donald Bain, Baker Trudy, Jones Rachel
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#muglove
1. Both, but tend to buy bagged
2. Both, but mostly buy decaffeinated
3. Earl Grey, Chai, peppermint
4. Lemon, licorice, or anything too fruity or floral
5. Ground, though I do pods for pod specific drinks
6. Light
7. Yes, I prefer it
8. Yes, though not at home since my coffee is already flavored
Bonus. Flavors I like: Vanilla, Carmel, Cinnamon. Flavors to avoid: Hazelnut, mocha. Also, I can't do anything with artificial sweeteners.

MaleficentBookDragon Ugh. I hate artificial sweeteners. 2y
MayginReads @MaleficentBookDragon They're the worst! 2y
Rachel.Rencher @MayginReads Did your giveaway box make it, yet? Post office said it should be there, so I just wanted to check in & make sure nothing happened to it. 😊 2y
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MayginReads @Rachel.Rencher Yes it did and I'm so sorry I didn't get to immediately post. I know how nerve-wracking that can be. Thank you again so very much! I'll be sending a card your way shortly! 😊 2y
Rachel.Rencher @MayginReads No worries at all!! Just saw a bunch of littens losing packages, and I was going to send another if needed. 😊 2y
MayginReads @Rachel.Rencher that's so sweet! I would never expect a backup package. And 😠😠😠 to the people stealing packages and 😭😭😭 for ones that legit got lost. 2y
TheSketchyReader I think artificial sweeteners are from Satan 2y
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I am so in love with my new bookmarks from @Valeka for the #bookmarkswap They are so me! Thank you so much for taking the time to find bookmarks I would love! It means so much. 💜💜💜

Valeka Yay!! I‘m so glad you like them!! 🤗😊💖 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Love Penguins 🐧 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy Penguins are the best! 2y
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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MinDea Yay!!! I can't wait. Thank you so much!!! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Thank you! 2y
MayginReads @MinDea @ForeverNerdy You're welcome! 😊 2y
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Postcards | Annie Proulx
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What a nice surprise to come home to - a #holidaypostcard It's such a cute postcard. Thank you @megt

MayginReads @megt I'd love to send you one back, if you're willing to share your mailing address. You can email me at the email address I used to sign up or at maygin.reads@gmail.com. 2y
megt You‘re welcome! 😊😊😊 2y
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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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While I love this time of year, there's been some things going on that have really worn down my mental health. I just wanted to thank this community for being an uplifting and supportive place. You've helped keep things bright, even on the bad days. I am grateful to you. I sometimes struggle to connect, but recently have felt connected here. Thank you.

Smangela Hang in there! ♥️♥️♥️ Litsy is such a great place, isn‘t it? Warms my heart. I‘ll be thinking of you and sending you good vibes! 2y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
MinDea Hugs! ❤💜💛💚💙 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m so sorry. I‘m so glad you find peace & love in this community. I‘m glad to have met you. 2y
mabell ❤️ 2y
Bklover I think Litsy is such a special place to connect. I‘m sorry for your pain. Hope the love you find here helps. ❤️❤️ 2y
MayginReads @Smangela Thank you. It is. 💜💜💜 2y
MayginReads @britt_brooke @MinDea @mabell Thank you! 💚💚💚 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy Thank you. I'm so glad to have met you as well. Your card will be sent shortly. I'm sorry for the delay. Anxiety has gotten the best of me. 😒 2y
MayginReads @Bklover Thank you so much! It is. 💙💙💙 2y
rohit-sawant Sorry things have been rough. Sending you healing vibes. Litsy truly is wonderful. 💜 2y
Texreader Oh no. Hoping for best for you. We are here for you!! 2y
TrishB ❤️ hugs. It always helps me too. 2y
TricksyTails Litsy has been the light through some dark times for me. This community is amazing. We're all here to support you. Hugs and love! 🤗💖 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @MayginReads oh goodness me, don‘t worry about my card! I want you to take time for you. 💜💜💜 sending hugs 💚💚💚 2y
AmyG Sending you a hug. Hoping things get better for tou. Holidays are not easy. Many ofnus are silently struggling. 2y
JenReadsAlot Take care. Hugs! 2y
MayginReads @rohit-sawant Thank you for the kind words and healing vibes. 💛💛💛 2y
MayginReads @Texreader Thank you! 🧡🧡🧡 2y
MayginReads @TricksyTails I'm so glad it's been a light for you too! Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MayginReads @ForeverNerdy Aw thank you! 💝💝💝 2y
MayginReads @AmyG Thank you for the 🤗 It can be a challenging time 🤗🤗🤗 2y
MayginReads @JenReadsAlot Thank you! And thanks for talking with me about my pup. 💗💗💗 2y
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@abbsinwonderland is a wonderful litten who not only is sending out holiday cards to anyone who wants one (check out her profile), but also she is also hosting the #abbsgiveawaywonderland 💜

What gets me through is my pup, my nephew, and my sister. They are my world and somehow make everything better. I feel so blessed to have them in my life. They all give me something different and precious.

TricksyTails 🐶♥️ 2y
JenReadsAlot Hi puppy! 🤗 2y
MayginReads @JenReadsAlot 💜💜💜 2y
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jbhops Such a sweet looking puppy! 2y
MayginReads @jbhops Aw, thank. She is a very kind soul. 2y
abbsinwonderland Thanks for entering 💜 2y
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1. Yes, mostly in different formats or genres
2. Yes, at least once a week
3. Yes, almost all the time
4. Not anymore. I've reformed. 😊
5. Yes, though I have a hard time wanting to pickup books over 600 (I know this from a reading challenge. Odd magic number)

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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Thank you @Bostonmomx2 for the wonderful bookmarks for the #bookmarkswap. Funny story, after looking at dozens of magnetic bookmarks, I didn't read the back until just now. Silly me, I never even thought of using them as refrigerator magnets! Now I'm even more psyched about them! Thank you!

@Clwojick

Bostonmomx2 I was a little worried about that envelope. The post office gal tried to make me repackage for another $3 after I‘d already stamped it for $1.50. I said I‘ll risk it lol I do hope you like the choices 😍 2y
MayginReads @Bostonmomx2 I was a bit worried when it arrived because the side was slit open, but it looks like everything arrived just fine! I do like them very much! Thank you for the thoughtful selections! 2y
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The wonderful @Chelsibeau is making personalized bookmarks! Check out her profile and consider sending her an email requesting one! #spreadthelove #littensarethebest

Tamra 💜 2y
MayginReads @jbhops @Joybishoptx @Bostonmomx2 @Valeka Maybe if you don't like the bookmarks you get from me, @Chelsibeau can make you one you'll love 😉😉😉 2y
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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First snowfall! I enjoy the first one and Snow on Christmas. After that, I'd be happy with no snow!

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