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MeganAnn

MeganAnn

Joined July 2016

Reading is my escape. I am a creative, coffee loving boy mom. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13248394-megan-elgin
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Looking for RECOMMENDATIONS!
We are planning a two week trip to the Smoky Mountains in a few weeks and I need many hours worth of audiobooks to listen to in the car. Plan to spend the most days around the Smoky Mountains, but will be visiting all the places in the photo during the trip.

Hit me with your audiobook recs that take place around these areas! Family friendly books are best (MG, YA) + adult books without graphic content (my son is 10).

JenlovesJT47 Not necessarily in these areas but close - one of my favorite books and the audiobook is great! 2w
Lindy I can‘t think of any to recommend in the area where you‘ll be, but there are so many great family-friendly audiobooks like: 2w
Lindy Set in Kansas: 2w
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Mitch Not sore about book recs - but I want to come and share that itinerary! Looks an amazing trip. Enjoy 😊 (edited) 2w
tracey38 Have fun! I love east TN and the Biltmore in NC! 2w
sblbooks Two middle grade books 2w
sblbooks And... 2w
MeganAnn @JenlovesJT47 I don‘t know if my husband and son would enjoy that one as much, but it‘s definitely going on my TBR! Thank you! 2w
MeganAnn @Lindy we already have some on our list but I thought it might be fun to include a couple that fit where we are going to. My son read Winn-Dixie in school last year and loved it. Moon Over Manifest is a new one to me and looks interesting! Thanks so much for the list - I completely forgot about Christy, but it‘s one I read and loved in middle school so it might be perfect for this! 😘 I‘ll have to check out the others on the list also 2w
MeganAnn @Mitch thank you! We are so excited! 2w
MeganAnn @tracey38 it will be our first time there! 2w
MeganAnn @Melissa_J my husband and son don‘t care for nonfiction as much, but that one looks very interesting. It‘s on my TBR and I might have to find a copy before we go! Thanks 😊❤️ 2w
MeganAnn @sblbooks thank you!! Road to Tater Hill might be a good option too. I hadn‘t heard of that one before. My son read Wish last year and absolutely loved it! I‘ll have to remind him that it takes place in NC 😊👏🏻❤️ 2w
Peddler410 No audio recs, but Rock City is so cool! 2w
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I came home to find this absolutely lovely thank you package from @j9brown 😍 I am so truly grateful for the lovely gifts and looking forward to reading each of these books. I‘ve never heard of the Good Fairies of New York, but I think it‘ll be right up my alley. And the other two are on my TBR. I love how you coordinated the gifts with the books. I can‘t properly express my gratitude, so a heartfelt thank you will have to do. 😘✨🧜🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️🐅

j9brown Yay! Glad you like it 😁 Happy reading! 2w
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2/2: Axton‘s box of six books also came with treats (he wrote his name on the goldfish and said we are not allowed to touch them 😆), a fun Zeus game which I know we‘ll enjoy as we love a couple other games by the same company, stickers, colored pencils, Percy Jackson themed mad libs (never see those before) and Thor and Loki keychains. Loki is already on his backpack and Thor is on his bookshelf (because they will fight if they are together) 😆💙

MeganAnn @sprainedbrain many, many thanks to you and Jackson for such an awesome package! Axton loves everything 😍😘 4w
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad! 🥰 4w
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Gods of Manhattan | Scott Mebus
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1/2: We got home and Axton ran straight for his #mythsandlegendsjunior box. @sprainedbrain you and Jackson have completely spoiled us! Six books off his TBR list and he can‘t wait to read them all! 😍

Gifts coming in a second post because I couldn‘t fit everything in one picture...

LibrarianRyan Great selection. 4w
whatshesreadingnow Awesome - @sprainedbrain you did a bang up job!!! 4w
sprainedbrain Jack is really glad that Axton likes the books! ❤️ 4w
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2/2: And inside that gorgeous wrapping paper are lovely Indian themed books! @GlassAsDiamonds you put so much care and thought into choosing books that would not only be interesting, but would really help me learn and experience Indian mythology! I cannot wait to start reading! And a stunning hand dyed silk scarf (the photo does not do it justice!), lip cream and scrub from her favorite Indian store, and some fun page tabs. 😍😍😍😍 continued...

MeganAnn The card didn‘t make it into the box, so @GlassAsDiamonds sent a wonderful email explaining her choices, the thought and care in putting this together, and even including some more book recommendations! I absolutely love everything!! Thank you so very much!! ❤️❤️❤️🎉✨⚡️❤️ 4w
GlassAsDiamonds 😁😁😁😁 Glad you like them!!! 😁😁😁😁😁 Thanks again for organising such a fun swap and for including us far flung folk!! 4w
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I am absolutely loving seeing everyone‘s opening posts for the #mythsandlegendsswap today!!

I received this gorgeous box all the way from @GlassAsDiamonds in Singapore and just had to stop and admire the gorgeous wrapping paper. 😍😍😍

Contents post coming up...

robinb Wow, that‘s beautiful! 💚 4w
Mynameisacolour So pretty!!! 4w
Avanders So pretty!! 4w
GlassAsDiamonds (Shhhhh... the card didn‘t make it. Cf your email 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂) 4w
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Two days until opening day for the #mythsandlegendsswap 🎉

Have you received your package yet? If you haven‘t posted it yet, please do so. Your secret sender is anxiously awaiting your post to make sure it arrived safely!! Tagging those I haven‘t seen received posts for yet in the comments.

Artwork credit: Anubis by Howard David Johnson

wanderinglynn Not yet, but fingers crossed it‘ll be here today or tomorrow. @KatieDid927 let me know that she‘s my gifter & that she mailed it in plenty of time, but that USPS tracking says it‘s “late” for some reason. So it‘s up to the postal fairies now. 😉 4w
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan @Nazgul93 @BethM @Stephuhhnieee @jpmcwisemorgan @bookish_wookish I know your packages have been sent out and you should be receiving them in time to open on Wednesday. Please let me know as soon as they arrive either by commenting on this post or tagging me in your post. 4w
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MeganAnn @wanderinglynn great! Thanks for the update! 4w
kaysworld1 Just posted now we had a bit of an issue but solved it xx 4w
LibrarianRyan @MeganAnn not here yet, but I‘ll let you know when it gets here. 4w
Stephuhhnieee @MeganAnn Thanks!! Haven‘t seen it yet, and I get home pretty late tonight... but will let you know!! 4w
TheBookHippie She‘s got it so do I !!! 4w
bookish_wookish I didnt get a package yet @MeganAnn (edited) 4w
taraWritesSci I did receive the package! 📚 4w
MeganAnn @kaysworld1 saw it! Thanks! ❤️ 4w
MeganAnn @bookish_wookish @LibrarianRyan @Stephuhhnieee they should show up soon! Thanks! ⚡️😊 4w
j9brown @MeganAnn Not here yet (though my apartment building did sign for a package for me this morning - so maybe that's it?) Unfortunately I won't be able to check again until tomorrow evening. But I'll keep you posted! 4w
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn According to tracking it should arrive today!! 🤞🏼 @MeganAnn 4w
BethM Mine came- I was gone all weekend. 4w
jpmcwisemorgan I did! I was out of town this weekend so I didn‘t get it until late yesterday. 4w
wanderinglynn @KatieDid927 Yay! I just got a notification that I have a package so hopefully that‘s it. 😀 4w
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn And I got a notification it was delivered, so I think so! 💃🏻 4w
Nazgul93 I received my package!😀 4w
j9brown @MeganAnn Nope, nothin' yet 🤷‍♀️ Don't know who my match is either to see what's up 4w
MeganAnn @j9brown thanks for letting me know. I just sent you an email with details. 4w
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Myths and Mortals | Charlie N Holmberg
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Came home to find my #mythsandlegendsswap box from @GlassAsDiamonds and Axton‘s #mythsandlegendsJunior box from @sprainedbrain had arrived! Only five more days until opening day!! 🎉⚡️💙🗡

Also, our new sectional couch was finally delivered today! This will be my new reading spot for the foreseeable future so you may see it in lots of posts. A gallery wall I‘ve been planning is eventually going above it. ✨

LiteraryinLititz Congratulations on your new reading spot! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Pretty. I love that wall color. 1mo
sprainedbrain Love the couch! And yay for deliveries 😃 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oh thank god!!! I was *so* nervous about that (the tracking never moved!)!!!!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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#mythsandlegendsswap #mythsandlegendsJunior
Monday is the suggested mail by date for domestic packages! If you haven‘t sent your swap package yet, be sure to do as as soon as possible. International packages should have been sent out sooner.

Tagging those below who I haven‘t seen a mailed post for yet. Let me know your status. If I missed your post, I‘m sorry and please let me know so I can mark you down!

Stephuhhnieee Just tagged you a second ago 😂😅 Mine is going out now! 1mo
TheBookHippie Mine too going out now!!! 1mo
MeganAnn @TheBookHippie thanks for letting me know!! 1mo
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KatieDid927 Sending mine tomorrow, already packed up and ready to go! 1mo
MeganAnn @KatieDid927 great!! Comment on this post or tag me in your post when it‘s sent tomorrow so I can be sure to mark it off my list. 1mo
KatieDid927 @MeganAnn You got it! 1mo
cobwebmoth Sending mine out Monday(that was the mail by date I thought was on the signup form). Using UPS so it will definitely be there in time.👍 1mo
TheEmpress I‘m waiting on a couple things. But it will definitely be there in time! 1mo
TCLinrow The post office was closed today for Good Friday, but mine is going out tomorrow 😊 1mo
TCLinrow And my last swaps arrived within 2 days of sending them so there should be plenty of time 💜 1mo
shanaqui The mail by date is Monday according to everything I can see, so I'm not late yet. 😁 1mo
MeganAnn @cobwebmoth you are correct, Monday is the date I put on the form. Sorry for the confusion! Someone emailed to ask and then I mixed it all up in my head. Yes, please let me know when you send it off on Monday. 1mo
MeganAnn @shanaqui yes you are right!! So sorry for the confusion. My dates are all mixed up this week.🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
shanaqui I know that feeling! It's been quite a week... month... year... 😆 1mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress great! Let me know when it‘s sent. 😊 1mo
MeganAnn @TCLinrow sounds good! Priority mail is usually pretty quick, but some people like to use media mail for he books which takes longer so I figured an earlier reminder is better. Let me know when you get it sent off 😉 1mo
Sweetkokoro I was planning on sending mine out Monday, since that was the date I had written down from the form. I will make sure to tag you when it gets sent out. 1mo
cobwebmoth No worries! I'll post when I send, and I can email you the tracking if you want.❤ 1mo
taraWritesSci Oof, sorry! I mailed it out yesterday, forgot to post. 😖 1mo
Nazgul93 Hoping to send mine out soon! I'll post it when I do! 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m waiting on two more items that are supposed to be delivered no later than Tuesday. Even if they aren‘t, I will ship on Wednesday... priority mail won‘t take more than 3 days, so they will arrive well before 5/1. 😃 1mo
BookwormAHN I'll be mailing tomorrow or Monday and its priority so it will make it in time. 1mo
bullbunny Last items waiting on, will send it by Tuesday or Wednesday priority will get it the same week 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oh damn - forgot I was meant to post when I was sent!!!! Sent and should be there within the next few days! 😊😊😊😊 1mo
Endowarrior21 Mine will be going out this week 1mo
Butterfinger Mailed my little girl's swap Thursday. Forgive me for not posting. @ravenlee 1mo
ravenlee @Butterfinger thanks, I‘ll keep an eye out this week! 1mo
Peddler410 Our package is going out first thing tomorrow — intentions were good for early mailing, but .... life 🤷‍♀️ It will make it on time. 1mo
kaysworld1 Hello there I know you're busy. Would you mind please checking that my lady has received hers I have been stalking but seen nothing, I sent it at the start of the month. Thank you 🙏 1mo
MeganAnn @kaysworld1 I just sent you an email. It was received!! 1mo
MeganAnn @Sweetkokoro did your package get mailed out? I haven‘t seen a post yet so I wanted to double check! 1mo
MeganAnn @bullbunny checking in... let me know when your package is sent. 😊 1mo
MeganAnn @Nazgul93 let me know when you get it sent out! 1mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress checking in... did you get your package sent out or are you still waiting on those last items? 1mo
TheEmpress @MeganAnn they are due to be here tomorrow and will be shipped out either tomorrow evening or Saturday morning. 2 day shipping so they will be there in time. Sorry about the wait 😭 1mo
bullbunny Sorry meant to send earlier this week. But I am such a procrastinator. Will send today! 1mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress thanks for the update!! Let me know when you get it mailed out 😊❤️ 1mo
MeganAnn @bullbunny I know the feeling 😉 Let me know once it‘s out! ✨❤️ 1mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress also, have you received your package yet?? Your sender sent it out awhile ago so I think it should have arrived by now... 1mo
TheEmpress Yes! I received it! Had the fiancé hide it so I wouldn‘t open it. He won‘t tell me where it is @MeganAnn (edited) 1mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress ??? What a good fiancé to keep you in the dark. Thanks for confirming! 1mo
Nazgul93 Sent my package out should arrive in a couple of days hopefully!😁 Sorry for not sending it sooner! 1mo
MeganAnn @Nazgul93 thanks for letting me know!! 😊⚡️✨ 1mo
MeganAnn @dlowe86 I sent an email checking to see if your package has been mailed yet. Can you let me know? 1mo
TheEmpress @MeganAnn it‘s on the way!! 1mo
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Reign of Shadows | Sophie Jordan
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I made time to open my #scififantasyswap box before work this morning. @HufflepuffGirl90 thank you so much! I love everything! 💕 Reign of Shadows is from my TBR - it looks fascinating, I adore the cover, and it‘s even signed! The Girl With the Glass Feet looks interesting as well. I‘m going to have to hide the candy from my husband and son. One can never have too many pairs of cozy socks and these will be perfect for Easter weekend 😊 cont‘d...

MeganAnn ... the unicorn pin is adorable! I‘ve been meaning to read Ender‘s Shadow for years as I loved Ender‘s Game as a child. My husband and son are going to want to read this one too as we listened to Ender‘s Game on audio last year during our road trip vacation. And you probably didn‘t know it, but you used my two favorite colors for the wrapping paper! 🥰Thank you again @HufflepuffGirl90 for everything!! 💙✨ #sffs (edited) 1mo
MeganAnn Also, big thanks to @Avanders for hosting this swap themed around my favorite genre! 😘✨💙 1mo
Mdargusch Nice! 1mo
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LibrarianRyan The Girl with glass feet is interesting. We had it for our One Summer One Book selection a few years ago. 1mo
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like everything; I had so much fun choosing it all for you! Plus serendipity with the wrapping paper! 💙💜💙 1mo
monalyisha I‘m bizarrely VERY jealous of those socks. 😂 They look so warm & I love the colors! 1mo
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan that‘s good to hear! It wasn‘t from my TBR list (but I love surprise books best of all!) so I was excited to see it. The premise sounds interesting for sure! 1mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha they are SO soft and cozy feeling and the colors make me instantly happy. I can‘t wait to wear them! 1mo
MeganAnn @HufflepuffGirl90 😘💙💜💙 1mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Happy Mail: Keep in touch with cool & stylish handmade snail mail! | Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle, Alex Bronstad
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@HufflepuffGirl90 I sent your #sffs package out on Thursday before the snowstorm hit! ❄️ We got 8 inches of snow between Thursday and Friday, my husband‘s flight home was cancelled and he didn‘t get back until last night, and I had to try to work from home Friday with my son home from school.

Sorry for the late post... it‘s been a crazy week. You should have it either today or Monday. #scififantasyswap #snowinapril #waitingforspring

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️💃🏽 1mo
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#friyayintro

1. The roaring ‘20s for the flappers and jazz and decadence; the ‘50s for the style; and the ‘90s for raising my son all come to mind. I grew up in the ‘90s so if I could transport my son there until he turns 18 and moves off to college that could be a good thing.
2. Physical paper books
3. Younger by two years. I‘ll be 34 on April 22nd!
4. Not quite, but same state. 172 miles to be exact which really isn‘t that far in ND
5. 👍🏻

MeganAnn Thanks for the tag @MrBook 2mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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The Urban Fantasy Anthology | Peter S. Beagle, Joe R Lansdale
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@HufflepuffGirl90 my #scififantasyswap #sffs package arrived safely today! Can‘t wait for opening day... which is four days before my birthday so I‘m considering this an extra birthday treat! 😍🎉✨

I‘m waiting for one last thing I ordered to arrive in the mail (any day now) and then I‘ll be mailing yours next week. Should arrive in plenty of time before opening day.

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 2mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Yay!! I‘m so glad it made it alright! 2mo
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The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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This is headed out in the mail first thing in the morning for #lmpbc #mg 📫❤️🎉

This was a fun middle grade fantasy novel. It‘s been compared a lot to Harry Potter and while there are many similarities if you look for them, the story stands on its own. I‘m looking forward to continuing the series! I won‘t say much more since it‘s going out to the group, but Axton and I really enjoyed it.
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@LibrarianRyan thanks for the awesome book hugger

LibrarianRyan Yeah. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m shipping mine tomorrow as well. 2mo
Ddzmini I like that cover 😍 2mo
MeganAnn @WanderingBookaneer I mailed this today and it looks like you should have it on Thursday. 💕 2mo
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Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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After a busy, stressful last two weeks at work I‘m taking this weekend for self care. Haven‘t been on Litsy much, but I have been reading when I can.

Spent the day finishing this. I ❤️ the world of the Tearling! I reread book one last week (as good as I remembered) & am finally finishing the series. Kelsea is growing and becoming the True Queen in the second book. We also learn more about the Mort Queen as well as the origins of the Tearling.

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The Palace of Illusions: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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The amazing @hermyknee created a great questionnaire for the #mythsandlegendsswap !! Repost with your answers so your match can get to know you!

🗡 I love them all, but I‘m definitely a sucker for the Sword in the Stone
👻 Ummm.. Bloody Mary? Basically anything that could be turned into a horror movie because I won‘t watch them!
🐍 Medusa for sure
⚡️ Hercules, Hercules!!
💰El Dorado
✨ The tagged book sounds fascinating!

Velvetfur Ooohh this is such a great idea, well done and thanks to @hermyknee! 👍 3mo
hermyknee I‘m right there with you for anything that can be turned into a horror movie - I just can‘t with the horror 😱 3mo
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Tales of Norse Mythology | Helen A. Guerber
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The last of the match emails have been sent! Check your email and be sure to reply so I know you have received it.

#mythsandlegendsswap
#mythsandlegendsJunior

Coming tomorrow: a list of all the books wished for on the submission form!

Ever watched The Almighty Johnsons tv series? It‘s my favorite and I couldn‘t believe it wasn‘t mentioned on the form by a single person! If you like Norse mythology, check it out ⚡️🗡🛡🔨

jpmcwisemorgan I forgot about The Almighty Johnson‘s. I‘ve seen maybe the first season but it was years ago! 3mo
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#mythsandlegendsJUNIOR swap matches sent!

Check your email and reply so I know you received your match! Don‘t forget to post about your child‘s books or wishlists so their secret sender can do their research.

#mythsandlegendsswap adults emails are going out now as well. I‘ll send as many as I can tonight and will finish the rest tomorrow.

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Last call to anyone who wants to sign up for the #mythsandlegendsswap or #mythsandlegendsJunior ⚡️ It‘s going to be LEGEND ... wait for it ... DARY!

Sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/2R1SApiRylVWvME53

Junior Swap sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/sHWlm2iF8DXT6aaa2

I‘ll leave the forms up until I wake up in the morning for any procrastinators (because I often am one 😆).
Working on matches tomorrow afternoon!

MeganAnn @sprainedbrain I know you were interested but I haven‘t seen your entry yet. No worries if you changed your mind, but I didn‘t want you or Jack to miss out! 😉 3mo
Craftylikefox Yay!!! 3mo
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn thank you for the reminder!! I have been too in-and-out of Litsy lately. Signing up! 3mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain you‘re welcome!! 3mo
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Super Axton says you only have one more day left to sign up for the Myths & Legends Swap! Did you know that many of your favorite superheroes are based on gods from ancient mythology?

#MythsandLegendsSwap form:
https://goo.gl/forms/2R1SApiRylVWvME53

#MythsandLegendsJunior form for the mini-heroes in training: https://goo.gl/forms/sHWlm2iF8DXT6aaa2

Sign-ups close: March 1
Matches sent: March 4
Open day: May 1
Be a hero, sign up now!

erzascarletbookgasm Super cute photo! 😄💙 3mo
Peddler410 Thank you, Super Axton, for the reminder! I needed it! (edited) 3mo
MeganAnn @erzascarletbookgasm aww thank you! 🥰 3mo
MeganAnn @Peddler410 yay!! I got your submission! 3mo
hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
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Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Check out these 9 mythic retellings from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/p/9-mythic-retellings-that-will-give-you-a-whole-new-pers...
The tagged book keeps popping up on the most wished for books question in the Myths & Legends Swap form.

Don‘t forget to sign up for the #mythsandlegendsswap. Only seven days left to join in the fun! Sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/2R1SApiRylVWvME53

wordzie Super 😎 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice! Thanks for sharing. 3mo
Craftylikefox Oh I have never heard of this one! Now I need to read it! 3mo
hermyknee Thanks for sharing!!! 3mo
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The Children's Book of Myths and Legends | Ronne Randall, Graham Howells
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Only one more week to sign up for the #mythsandlegendsJUNIOR swap!

https://goo.gl/forms/sHWlm2iF8DXT6aaa2

Need a little inspiration for your kiddo‘s wishlist (or maybe your own)? Check out this list from Brightly featuring 11 series to read if you love Percy Jackson:
https://www.readbrightly.com/books-like-percy-jackson/
It features book series based on Norse, Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythology, genies and even Atlantis!

Peddler410 I‘m going to make sure my daughter and I fill out the form tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the Brightly link. I‘m pretty sure I have that saved somewhere but this will be so much easier! 3mo
MeganAnn @Peddler410 sounds great! It‘s an excellent list, isn‘t it?! I‘ve had it saved on my phone for months for ideas for Axton. 😊 3mo
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The Children's Book of Myths and Legends | Ronne Randall, Graham Howells
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#MythsandLegendsJUNIOR swap sign-ups now open!

This is a JUNIOR swap for kids interested in mythology and legends of all kinds. All ages welcome, but middle grade readers who read Rick Riordan‘s series will especially enjoy the theme.

Sign-up: NOW - March 1
Matched: March 4
Open Date: May 1

https://goo.gl/forms/sHWlm2iF8DXT6aaa2
When you‘re done with the form, please create a post to say you‘ve registered and tag me.

MeganAnn See my previous post for the adults #mythsandlegendsswap sign-up form. 3mo
Peddler410 This sounds fun! I looked at the form from the link .... it looks like the forms for other swaps — doesn‘t mention kids (asks about coffee, doesn‘t ask for ages, etc). Just want to make sure I‘m at the right place before asking my daughter about it. 🙂 3mo
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MeganAnn @Peddler410 I copied over the wrong one!! Ahh! 🙈🤦🏻‍♀️ I just updated it with the correct form which should say Junior at the top. Thanks for letting me know right away and sorry for the confusion! 3mo
Peddler410 No worries — since you posted about both I thought that might have been what happened. Glad to catch it early 🙂 3mo
hermyknee THIS. IS. SO. CUTE!!!!! 🙌🏼🥰♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
LibrarianRyan Done. 3mo
monalyisha Awww! I wish you the best of luck with your hosting experience! 🍀 3mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha thanks so much!! I‘m definitely modeling some of my hosting after you! The #witchpleaseswap was so fun because you were such a great host. ❤️ Do you have any tips or suggestions for me as a first time host? 3mo
monalyisha @MeganAnn Oh boy! I guess: Frequent check-ins & good record-keeping (as to who‘s communicating regularly & who‘s sent & received!). Don‘t get too involved in disappointments, if you can help it! If you‘ve done your part in setting things up well, you‘re not to blame if others reneg on promises. If you do run into problems, there‘s a list of Littens who are willing to step in & provide replacement packages if things go missing/awry! Love to you! 💕 3mo
vkois88 If only LO were old enough to truly appreciate this... it sounds so fun!!! 3mo
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Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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#MythsandLegendsSwap sign-ups now open! I‘ve been working on perfecting the forms all day so I figured why not post them a bit early. Surprise!

Sign-up: NOW - March 1
Matched: March 4
Open Date: May 1

https://goo.gl/forms/2R1SApiRylVWvME53
When you‘re done with the form, please create a post to say you‘ve registered and tag me.

This is a swap for those interested in mythology and legends of all kinds.

Junior swap form will be posted shortly.

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The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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@WanderingBookaneer @LibrarianRyan @Readergrrl
Here are the top contenders my son‘s chosen for #LMPBC #middlegradegroup

The top two would be his first choices, but any of these would be great. I‘ll tag them in the comments below.

What are your thoughts? Have you already read any of these?

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WanderingBookaneer I have read one, but I would have no problem rereading it. 3mo
LibrarianRyan I had two of these on my list tooo! I vote for holly black. I‘ve read her YA. I would love to read her MG. But I‘m fine with them all. 3mo
LibrarianRyan Just FYI my long list includes Hello Universe and The screaming Staircase. 3mo
MeganAnn @WanderingBookaneer good to know! I‘ll take it off the list unless someone else really wants that one. Out of the others, do you have a top pick? 3mo
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan great minds think alike! 😉 I read The Cruel Prince and really enjoyed it so I think it‘d be interesting to read her MG too. It‘s the first of a series with I believe 5 books out so far. We have the first four from a scholastic book order. 3mo
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Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Save the date for the #MythsandLegendsSwap
Sign-up dates: February 17-March 1
Opening Day: May 1

Send 2 books based on mythology and legends plus 1-2 bookish gifts.

Parents: I‘m doing a second #MythsandLegendsJunior Swap option for the kiddos! All ages welcome and I‘ll try to match similar ages if possible. Middle Grade readers will especially enjoy this one I think. If your kid already likes Rick Riordan books, they‘ll love this!

BookishMarginalia Sounds great! 3mo
BethM Sweet! 3mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Sounds awesome! 3mo
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cathysaid In awe of this graphic! 3mo
sprainedbrain Ooooooh... I‘m so down for both of these! 3mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain so excited!! I think the kids will have fun! 3mo
MeganAnn @cathysaid aww thank you 😊❤️ I had a lot of fun creating it! 3mo
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn Jack has been asking to do a swap, so he will be thrilled. 😃 3mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain my son was asking to do one too! That‘s what sparked the idea... we were talking about it and he said it would be cool to do a mythology themed one (because he‘s super into that right now). Then I said well I want to do a mythology themed swap too! So here we are 😆😆😆 3mo
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn It‘s just wonderful when stuff for the kids works out well for us, too! 😂 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Fantastic! My girl loves RR‘s Percy Jackson! 3mo
ravenlee I am super interested in both of these! 3mo
MeganAnn @erzascarletbookgasm yay! My son loves Percy Jackson too 😍 3mo
MeganAnn @ravenlee would love to have you and your kiddo join in!! 😍 3mo
Craftylikefox I was taking a swap break BUT myths and legends are a love of mine! 3mo
Readergrrl Oooh, I‘d like this! 3mo
MeganAnn @Readergrrl would love to have you join us! @Craftylikefox it'd be so fun to have you join us too... You've sent me the best boxes! 😍 3mo
Readergrrl I‘m definitely in!! 3mo
Readergrrl I also think my 12 yo daughter would be interested too! 3mo
LazyDays Oh this sounds so cool!! 3mo
MeganAnn @LazyDays aw thanks!! 😊 3mo
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Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Would anyone be interested in a #MythsandLegendsSwap if I hosted it? Theme would be to send 2 books based on mythology and/or legends 🐉🧜‍♂️⚡️🤴🦄 🗡🏺
I‘m thinking opening day would be May 1st (Beltane!)

I‘d do two parts to this swap: 1. for everyone and 2. A Junior swap for anyone with kiddos who might interested - all ages, but I think middle grade readers would specifically enjoy it (I.e. readers of Rick Riordan‘s books)

Continued 👇🏻👇🏻

jpmcwisemorgan Oh boy. I‘ve tried to stay away from swaps but this one is so tempting.... 4mo
MeganAnn My inspiration for this swap was my son! He was asking when there would be another junior swap since he loved doing the Christmas one back in 2017. Since I hadn‘t seen a junior one in awhile I thought perhaps I could host one. Then, since he‘s super into mythology right now we thought that‘s be a cool theme and since I love mythology myself I thought why not make it available for everyone! 😆 Give me all your thoughts and ideas 💡 Would you join? (edited) 4mo
MeganAnn @jpmcwisemorgan sorry/not sorry to tempt you 😂 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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Mynameisacolour This is an awesome idea! I'd be interested for sure! 4mo
taraWritesSci I'd love to! 4mo
cobwebmoth That would be very tempting for me. 4mo
LibrarianRyan Sure. Would you allow adults to send to kids? Not a perv just a former kids librarian and I would have fun with that. (edited) 4mo
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan ha! I'm sure that could be arranged... with your background I bet you'd put together the coolest package for them! 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan Yeah, I‘d join this one, 😀 4mo
Emilymdxn I‘d be really interested in this but I find sending and receiving packages from north America difficult from the uk sometimes. I always send things well in advance but there can be customs delays - would love to join if that‘s okay, or if there‘s other interest from Europe! 4mo
MeganAnn @Emilymdxn yeah I‘ve seen that myself - it seems some things are fine and arrive quickly but others get stuck in customs and take months to arrive. Id love if you still join in! I‘d try and match you with someone in your own country or Europe first if possible. 4mo
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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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#BOTM box was delivered this morning. I‘ve been seriously considering canceling my subscription, but then the selections this month were phenomenal. It‘s the first time in quite awhile that I‘ve had a hard time choosing just three books. 🤷‍♀️📚

allthingskayla I‘m almost finished Enchantèe and it is super good 4mo
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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#FamilyReadingNight ❤️

Diving into the current #bbbbc selection which I picked up from the library today. This is my first Brandon Sanderson book!

My son is rereading Wild Wings by Gill Lewis to prepare for Battle of the Books. They compete on Friday to see which two teams make it to the district competition. #raisingreaders

My husband (not 📸) is on the other couch reading Burning Bright by Nick Petrie. An author he recently found and loves.

mdhughes72 Like lightning in a bottle! 4mo
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InLibrisVeritas Yay! I hope you enjoy your first dive into his work! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft My daughter is on her school‘s Battle of the Books team! They don‘t compete until March. 4mo
SpeculativeFemale I have a serious soft spot for Sanderson. 4mo
monalyisha I‘ve never read him before, either, & a friend of mine is totally gaga for anything he writes. Looking forward to seeing what you think of this (as it‘ll be a pretty good gauge for what I‘d think of it 😉)! (edited) 4mo
MeganAnn @InLibrisVeritas @SpeculativeFemale I‘m enjoying it so far! It took a few chapters to get into the story, but now that I‘m past some of the initial descriptions and know what the crew is working towards I‘m invested in their actions. @monalyisha I‘ll be sure to tag you in my review! 4mo
MeganAnn @4thhouseontheleft good luck to your daughter and her team! Is it her first year participating? This is my son‘s first year and he‘s a little nervous but also excited. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @MeganAnn 2nd year! Her team was actually the local winners last year, so they get to host this year‘s competition at her school. Home turf. 😃 I will say, it‘s not the most exciting competition to watch. 😂 4mo
MeganAnn @4thhouseontheleft That‘s great that they won last year! Home turf is always nice 😊 My son is on one of four teams from his school - the top two teams move on to the district competition which takes place at a different local school. I expect it doesn‘t quite have the action factor of typical sporting events 😂 Although I think watching kids answer questions about books is better than watching the 100th baseball game of the year. 4mo
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Another snowy day here. School was 2 hours late and thankfully I don‘t work so I can take my time clearing out the driveway this afternoon.

This morning was for finishing this lovely book. An intimate portrayal of an immigrant family from India with their 1st generation American born children. Gogol struggles with his parents‘ expectations, his name, his identity as an American vs. Indian. Lahiri‘s writing is beautiful and intimate. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs I‘m so glad this book was on your #newyearwhodis list! I loved it! ❤️ @monalyisha 4mo
Tanisha_A Love Lahiri's work! 4mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm so glad you loved this one too. It had been sitting on my shelf forever so I picked it for a book club to force myself to read it. I didn't expect to fall in love with it like I did! 4mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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#NewYearWhoDis wrap up
I read 7 books off the list of 14. Two five star reads, four four star reads, and only one three star. @TheKidUpstairs I had so much fun reading off your list and I will definitely continue reading the other books throughout the year!

My favorite was Educated in part because I rarely read nonfiction so I never expected to love it at much as I did. ❤️
Not pictured: currently reading The Namesake which is also off this list.

MeganAnn @monalyisha thanks so much for organizing! ❤️ 4mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Next up on my #newyearwhodis list is The Marrow Thieves. I love this dedication 😍

I‘ve seen a few littens posting about this one so it‘s been on my TBR list for awhile. Decided I needed something short and quick first before I dive in to The Namesake.

TheKidUpstairs I'm so impressed with how many books you've gotten to this month! I hope you're enjoying reading some of my 2018 faves, I know I've loved reading from your list. Definitely discovered some great reads that I wouldn't have otherwise. I'll be hanging onto your list as a reference to keep reading from throughout the year. Which book has been your favourite? While I've read some fantastic books this month, I think this one stole my heart: 4mo
MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs aww thanks! I was actually hoping to finish one or two more this month but life got in the way. I've loved reading from your list as well! Discovered some great books I may never have picked up otherwise as well... and I'm planning to keep reading off you list too! I have a couple on my shelves I didn't get to, but really want to read. The Namesake I have from the library so I'll read that into Feb. before I bring it back. 4mo
MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs I've read some great books, but I think my overall favorite was Educated because it was unexpected. I don't read much nonfiction and can probably count the number of memoirs I've read on one hand. So the fact that I loved it so much was completely unexpected for me. ❤️ 4mo
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Trouble is a Friend of Mine | Stephanie Tromly
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Book 6: #NewYearWhoDis @TheKidUpstairs ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A fun, easy read with quirky characters. Digby is kind of a sh*t, but in the same way Ferris Bueller comes off and is still loveably quirky. He drags Zoe into trying to solve the mystery of a girl who disappeared. I also enjoyed the other typical high school stereotypes who come along for the ride.

Photo: My son took this pic of me trying to recreate the cover. I think we did ok 😆

monalyisha This might be my favorite #NewYearWhoDis post! 😍🤓 4mo
mabell Great photo!! So creative! 😄 4mo
MeganAnn @mabell aww thanks! @monalyisha I feel so special 😊 4mo
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Trouble is a Friend of Mine | Stephanie Tromly
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School is cancelled due to extremely cold weather + high winds today, which means I get to stay home too. Temp is -19 degrees but with the windchill it‘s -47 🥶💨❄️ Everyone experiencing similar temps stay safe and warm!

I‘m curled up on the couch with my son and this fun book. I‘m about halfway and Digby gives me Ferris Bueller meets Sherlock vibes. We are spending the day with books, Netflix and practicing his lines for the school play 📚😊🎬

DivineDiana Sounds like a perfect day! 4mo
TheKidUpstairs Great pick for a fun snow day read! And after Educated, it's good to read something lighthearted. Stay warm 😁 4mo
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MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs Thanks! I thought lighthearted and fun would be perfect after Educated! I love that your list contains a variety of books since I read so many different genres as well 😊 4mo
BookBabe 🥶🥶🥶 4mo
monalyisha Ohhhh Ferris + Sherlock = going on my TBR! What a fun, weird combo! 4mo
Peddler410 We‘re currently at -22 with wind chill of -47. There‘s ice on the walls behind our book cases! 🥶 4mo
MeganAnn @Peddler410 brrr! The temp is colder here today (at -30 right now!) but the wind isn‘t as bad so windchill is -43. I‘m thankful school was cancelled again and we don‘t have to go anywhere. 🥶 Ice on your walls is crazy! Stay warm and safe! 4mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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So far, I‘ve spent this snowy Sunday engrossed in this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a beautiful but very tough book to read. That being said, you should absolutely run out and get a copy. Westover is a gifted storyteller and tells about her life (both the horrible and beautiful parts) in a way that allows the reader to feel them but not become too overwhelmed. I was cheering for Tara the entire time and what she has accomplished is incredible. 👇🏻

MeganAnn 1/2: Before beginning this I read the author‘s bio in the back. She was born in 1986, one year after me. The simultaneous timelines were in the back of my mind the entire time and knowing she is about the same age as me made some of the events of her life even more harrowing because I could compare it to my own experiences happening at the same time in North Dakota on a farm near a small town somewhat removed from any large cities. 4mo
monalyisha The story is so incredible (not literally incredible; I don‘t think she made things up for attention. I think she was completely forthright about the roles memory & narrative play — so screw the haters). And the prose is so accomplished & beautiful! I love that you were as impressed with it as I was. 💖 4mo
MeganAnn 2/2: I did not experience what she did but my own happier experiences gave me comparative lenses to look through. Education can be a powerful thing and can in some ways give us the strength and courage to draw conclusions that are different from those we‘ve been taught. In short, I loved this memoir and the hype is well deserved. ❤️ Book 5: #newyearwhodis @TheKidUpstairs 4mo
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MeganAnn @monalyisha yes I completely agree! And I felt her forthrightness about her memories made them more powerful because she was telling readers this may not be exactly how it happened but it is how she remembers it. ❤️ 4mo
monalyisha @MeganAnn Right?! I‘m not going to split hairs over HOW abusive her family was or HOW much education she was denied. I think it‘s undeniable that she *was* abused, & that her access to knowledge was limited in some pretty major & formative ways. 4mo
MeganAnn Yes exactly!! @monalyisha (edited) 4mo
TheKidUpstairs Yes! I'm glad you found this one as impactful as I did. And I agree with you and @monalyisha's convo; she wrote write a few times about memory, and was very forthcoming about where her memory differed from other accounts. To me, being upfront about those differences added another layer of truth to her story; the exact details may sometimes be off, but that doesn't change the overall truth of the incidents and their impact on her. 4mo
TheKidUpstairs And, those who've said she's lying are the ones who were responsible for the worst abuses, so it's really no surprise that they would react that way. 4mo
MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs yes, that‘s how I felt as well! 4mo
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Friends of the Library | Terry Anderson, Clarion State College. Center for the Study of Rural Librarianship
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Finally, today was also the winter Friends of the Library sale! I got all these books for $8 💃🏻😍📚

The stack on the right is books for my son - a few he‘s been asking for and a few I think he‘ll like and want to read with him.

Caravan, Cutting for Stone, A Gathering of Shadows, and Year of Wonders are all #blameitonlitsy picks.

See anything you like? What should I put on the February TBR?

jenniferw88 Just to warn you that this one is book 3 in a trilogy. You will probably need the other 2 to understand what is going on. #1 is called Wideacre and #2 is The Favored Child. 4mo
taraWritesSci Holy cow, amazing book haul! 4mo
Reviewsbylola Cutting for Stone is SO good!! 4mo
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BethM Great haul! 4mo
Wife At the top of your list 4mo
LeahBergen Year of Wonders. 👍🏻 4mo
mreads Library sales are the best 😄 4mo
MeganAnn @jenniferw88 thanks for the warning! The first were mentioned in the description as written by the author, but not specifically as part of the same series. I‘ll have to see if I can find them on thriftbooks 4mo
MeganAnn @Reviewsbylola it looks really good! A total #blameitonlitsy pick based on reviews by @gradcat and @Kalalalatja 4mo
MeganAnn @Wife @LeahBergen I loved People of the Book by Brooks so much that I‘ve been watching for more of her works to pick up inexpensively. I was very excited to find this on the table 😊 4mo
MeganAnn @taraWritesSci @BethM thanks! I have no willpower when it comes to cheap books 🙈 4mo
MeganAnn @mreads they really are 😍 4mo
gradcat Awww, gee...I really, really hope you like it—it‘s one of my all-time favorites! 🥰👍📖 4mo
Kimzey You did well! What a haul! 📚👏🏼 4mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Next in my bookish day so far was a trip to the library. My hold on Educated finally came in! Grabbed that along with these two other books off @TheKidUpstairs #NewYearWhoDis list.

The Kite Fighters is for my son to read. It‘s one of the books on his battle of the books list that he hasn‘t got to yet.

monalyisha Lookin‘ good! 😎 4mo
Reviewsbylola Educated is great but grim! 4mo
TheKidUpstairs Yay! Educated was a great, but tough, read. Namesake was an under the radar read that I just fell in love with. And Trouble is purely fun 😁 Happy Reading! 4mo
MeganAnn @Reviewsbylola @TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha I‘ve been reading Educated since yesterday and I cannot put it down! Definitely a tough read, but amazing. I have about 80 pages left and plan to finish it today. 4mo
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So far, I‘ve had a delightfully bookish day!
I finished #NewYearWhoDis Book 4 first thing this morning with my coffee.

I knew going in that I would love this because I love the movie. Being super busy on deadline at work this week it was great to get swept away in the adventures of Buttercup and Westley once more. I loved all the extra insights in to the characters and the author‘s interjections throughout make it even better.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

MeganAnn This 30th anniversary illustrated version is stunning as well. My only regret is that I didn‘t pick this up sooner! Thanks @TheKidUpstairs for putting this on your list and getting me to read it now! 😊 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @MeganAnn I avoided reading it for a long time, because I LOVE the movie so much. But the book is every bit as magical. Glad you loved it too. And your edition is beautiful! 😍😍😍 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a beautiful edition! 4mo
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The Good People | Hannah Kent
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Book 3: #newyearwhodis
This one I throughly enjoyed! Kent brings to life the people of this small Irish town full of superstitions. Kent draws you in and won‘t let go. I found myself both wanting to read as fast as possible and also wanting to stop so I didn‘t have to read the hard parts. I cried for poor Michel, but could also understand Nora‘s willingness to believe superstition that Nance could banish the fairy and bring back the real child.

TheKidUpstairs I'm glad you loved it, too. Kent's writing is so beautiful, and she really gets into the marrow of her characters. Have you read her other one? 4mo
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How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff
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Book 2: #newyearwhodis
Overall, I enjoyed this book but there were a few issues with it. The main character, Daisy, is sent to spend the summer with her cousins on their farm in the English countryside. Her aunt goes away for a few days for business, but then a war breaks out and Daisy and her cousins are left on their own.

Daisy romanticizes her eating disorder through all the other trials they endure and I found that a bit jarring. 👇🏻

MeganAnn I also find the timing felt odd (cellphones are common in America where Daisy came from, but she gets to England and they are never mentioned other than a brief comment on her arrival saying hers doesn‘t work there... no one else has a cell phone?) And all modern conveniences seem pretty much nonexistent the entire time. But other than those couple of things, I found the overall story interesting and wanted to keep reading until the end. 4mo
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I finished two #newyearwhodis books earlier this week (reviews coming soon...) and now I‘m on to book #4:
The Princess Bride has been a favorite movie of mine for years but I‘ve never read the book. I won this gorgeous 30th Anniversary illustrated copy thanks to @bookriot and @hmhbooks over a year ago. I paged through it off and on, but have yet to sit down and read it cover to cover.

Inconceivable! Thanks to @TheKidUpstairs I‘m reading it now!

TheKidUpstairs This edition is GORGEOUS! Enjoy the read! 4mo
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The Good People | Hannah Kent
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Next up off the #NewYearWhoDis list from @TheKidUpstairs are these two.

“The Good People” :: I‘m reading this beautiful hard cover copy I found on thriftbooks. LOVE this cover! 😍✨💕

“How I Live Now” :: I put the ebook on hold through my library and it just came in so I‘m reading that on my lunch break at work. I HATE this version of the cover so I‘m really glad it‘s an ebook and I don‘t have to look it it much 🤢🤷‍♀️

Bookzombie I didn‘t know How I Live Now was based on a book. I have had it on Hulu list for a while now. 5mo
Tamra I had this in my hand from my TBR shelf the other day ...... very soon! 5mo
TheKidUpstairs Ooh, good choices. And I'm with you, that cover is not great (I hate movie tie in covers)! 5mo
TheKidUpstairs @Bookzombie I didn't know it either until one of my postal book club members sent it around. 5mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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#NewYearWhoDis Book 1 finished!
This was really good and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. A perfectly twisty, out of the box storyline that really gets you thinking about the “what if‘s” in life. What if I had chosen a different path or taken another door? What if I had chosen my career over my family? All of those choices make us who we are today and this really drove that idea home for me. Great choice @TheKidUpstairs ❤️

TheKidUpstairs Yeah, I'm so glad you liked it! 5mo
BookBabe Yes! I felt the same. Love this one! 🙌🏻 4mo
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Prophecy of Three | Ashley McLeo
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Finished this a couple days ago and I absolutely LOVED it! On her 21st birthday, Lily is summoned to Ireland to meet her birth parents where she finds out she has two sisters, Sara & Evelyn, and the three of them together are fated witches destined to save humanity. The back story for this world of magic is incredibly original. I‘ve never read another quite like it! If you like fantasy, witches, or strong sisterhoods I think you‘ll love this!

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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I found a little piece of home in this paragraph! ❄️💨North Dakota blizzards are a common winter occurrence here. Snow and wind blowing across the plains with nothing to stop it causes whiteout conditions where you‘re lucky if you can even tell where the road ends and the ditch starts. This is what it looked like during last week‘s storm.

@TheKidUpstairs I‘m loving this book so far! I stayed up way too late reading it last night...
#NewYearWhoDis

monalyisha I don‘t know about North Dakota whiteouts but I‘ve definitely had to pull over, trying to get to work during a New England snowstorm (libraries hardly ever close 😣). I *love* the part that reads, “And sitting in the cold car, it was like the world was gone.” 😍 5mo
Suet624 💕💕 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon 💙💙💙 this book. 5mo
Tamra They are scary & dangerous! 5mo
ferskner Wow! Scary but so pretty! 5mo
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#bookmail today is my #BOTM choice for January. I am completely in love with this cover 😍

Also, I think the Amy Tan quote on the bookmark might just be my new favorite author quote! ❤️ ✨“When you read about the lives of other people... you are part of their lives for that moment. You inhabit their lives and you feel what they‘re feeling and that is compassion.”

Yeah_I_Read I chose this as my botm! It‘s taking forever to come though 😫 5mo
Biverson12 Love this quote! 5mo
MeganAnn @Yeah_I_Read I look forward to seeing what you think of it when you get a chance to read it! I was surprised mine came so quickly. It usually takes MUCH longer 😳 5mo
JamieArc This is the book I chose as well! 5mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Curled up in bed for the night starting the first book off @TheKidUpstairs #NewYearWhoDis list of 2018 favorites. I didn‘t get to start it until today so the alignment of the current day of the week with the first line must be fortuitous. “I love Thursday nights.”

Goodnight to Thursday and thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! 😳 I love Thursday‘s for that fact alone. 😂🎉

WanderingBookaneer I LOVED this book! 5mo
Vinjii Such a fast and tense book! 5mo
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Happy New Year! 🎊
Here‘s my 2018 year in review from goodreads. I read 115 books which is 20 more than last year! My goal was 100 and I think I‘ll keep it the same this year with the hope of surpassing it again.

I always enjoying seeing the longest, shortest, most popular, and least popular books. The least popular book is a sweet romance from a local author. If you like small town romance books I definitely recommend it! 🛶❤️✨🏡

PurpleyPumpkin Well done, congrats!🎉👏🏽😉 (edited) 5mo
JoScho 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉 5mo
readordierachel Great job! 🎊🎊 5mo
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Pickpick

I finished this last book of 2018 earlier just before we headed over to spend the evening with my husband‘s family.

A sweet romance between Patrick and Angie with charm and lots of heartwarming moments. Perfect for this time of year. I enjoyed it and will probably look at my library to see if they have the other books in the series at some point. ❤️🎉🎄

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MeganAnn
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Another snow day today so I‘m spending the morning with this beautifully illustrated book my mom gave me for Christmas. So far, I‘m loving Kate‘s voice.

Laura317 I love books like this. Added! 5mo
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