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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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Snow day today! Yes, this is WAY too much snow for October... even in North Dakota. ❄️🥶

School was cancelled so Axton and I got to stay home. We had reading time this morning, then spent the afternoon creating blood splatter wrapping paper with red paint for his #nightmareswap books. I think it turned out suitably creepy. 🔪☠️🖌

Cailey_Mac Omg 😲😲😲 that‘s insane! 5d
BridgetteM Whoa! 🥶 5d
LibrarianRyan I love it. Not the snow. 5d
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MeganAnn @Cailey_Mac @BridgetteM right?! It‘s still snowing and is supposed to continue all day tomorrow. 🥶😱 5d
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan Axton had SO much fun! Hopefully his match likes it too . 5d
Cailey_Mac @MeganAnn Oh wow! It‘s sooo early though😭 3d
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HERE BE NIGHTMARES | Julya Oui
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Axton is very excited that his #nightmareswap arrived today! Two boxes (one came from amazon earlier)
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We are waiting on one more thing and then we‘ll get his box sent out as soon as that arrives.

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhh. He looks so fun. 7d
Soubhiville He‘s absolutely adorable. I‘m that excited for bookmail on the inside. 🤣 7d
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I‘ve been a fan girl of Shannon since reading her debut novel (The Bone Season) and this book has cemented her as one of my favorite authors.

She has a talent for building rich, detailed worlds with characters I can relate to, cheer for, and fall in love with. By the end, I was completely enthralled and trying to savor every page. I‘m not sure how to describe it in 451 characters, but I loved it and it‘s well worth the daunting page count. ❤️🐉🍊

MeganAnn Also, ❤️ Dragons!!! 🐉 This artwork in the front is beautiful and holds much more meaning once you‘ve finished the book than it appears at first glance. 1w
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The Urban Fantasy Anthology | Peter S. Beagle, Joe R Lansdale
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I wasn‘t going to, but then I saw the Urban Fantasy category still had an opening and I couldn‘t resist. I love a good UF novel! ❤️

#lmpbc #urbanfantasy #groupU

HerDarkHuntress1 Hiya Megan!!! I just sent you my thought on the books on your list. I was surprised you had hounded on there as I have been putting that book off for a while and I‘m kinda geeking that I might get to read it! 7d
MeganAnn @HerDarkHuntress1 Thanks for emailing your thoughts! They all sound great! Hounded is one that‘s been on my TBR forever and I keep putting it off as well so I knew it had to be one of my choices 😆 We will see what the others think. 7d
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A nasty cold + busy schedules keep getting in the way of bookish things. But, I‘m off work this week and finally feeling better so I‘m taking time to reorganize my bookshelves to make it easier to find what I want. They were overflowing with stacks piled in front of other stacks and nothing in order.

We did Axton‘s room and the other side of this room Monday so this is what I have left. Somehow all these books have to fit on this shelf...🤞🏻😬📚

MeganAnn Also I‘ve been slowly making my way through the tagged tome in between all the other busyness. So good!! 2w
DivineDiana Good luck, and feel better! 👏🏻📚👍🏻 2w
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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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#7covers#7days #coverlove #covercrush Day 3

@monalyisha it‘s your fault I own this book so I felt obligated to tag you 😉 If you feel like playing along, post a book cover you love each day for 7 days with no explanation.

Also, I‘m really bad at the no explanation part.... 🤷‍♀️😆❤️

monalyisha Guilty & proud of it! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I love this book and this edition is gorgeous! 3w
MeganAnn @erzascarletbookgasm such a great book and I had to buy THIS edition because of the cover! ❤️ 3w
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Bright Smoke, Cold Fire | Rosamund Hodge
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 2

I‘m way behind on posting these so I apologize to those who tagged me @erzascarletbookgasm @MrsMalaprop ♦️ Finally got the next issue of the magazine off to the printer today so life can resume as normal now. I swear I‘ll do better!

Extra thanks to @Mommamanzi for sending this beautiful book and making the stunning bookmark as part of my #cozyswap gifts. 😍😍😍

MrsMalaprop Better late than never 😊👏😍. 3w
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Sweet Tea Revenge | Laura Childs
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@Mommamanzi you have thoroughly spoiled me with this #cozyswap 😍 Thank you so very much for everything! A pillowcase that is going on my couch as soon as I get a pillow form, delicious treats (the latte mix looks so yummy!), a cozy coloring book and colored pencils, a beautiful notebook (❤️❤️❤️ the saying!) and 4 books.

The embroidered bookmark you made is gorgeous and my new favorite! I love that you included your favorite cozy. 😘✨📚🌙🕵🏻‍♂️

MeganAnn @Mommamanzi and the candle didn‘t make it into the picture, but it smells lovely. ❤️ 3w
Avanders Oooh what great fall fun! ♥️🎃🍁🔪📖☕️♥️ 3w
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Read this for my IRL book club.

Bhima is a domestic servant for Sera, an upper middle class Parsi Woman. We follow Sera and Bhima, and their daughters, through the ups and downs of their lives. Poignant with an undercurrent showing the vast differences between the rich and poor and how ultimately the bond of womanhood they share is tested by the divisions of class.

This isn‘t an easy read as both have difficult lives, but I did enjoy it.

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The Waking Land | Callie Bates
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#7covers7days #coverlove Day 1

I was tagged by both @erzascarletbookgasm and @MrsMalaprop to join in. Sorry it took me so long to start off! Life got in the way and it‘s been an extra busy week at work.

I‘m going to tag my most recent follower: @Easytiger would you like to join in? Post your favorite covers 7 days in a row with no explanation. Tag someone new each day (if you wish).

Crazeedi Great photo!!❤👏 4w
Easytiger I would love to participate ☺️that so for giving me the chance!!! 🖤🖤 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Great cover and cool photo! 😉 4w
Nute Beautiful cover! Wonderful photo! 4w
Caroline2 😍 4w
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My #cozyswap box was sent out this morning and is currently making it‘s way south. The tracking receipt says it should arrive Monday.

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🍁☕️📖🔪🎃🍂🖤 1mo
HerDarkHuntress1 What is this cozy swap you speak of??? 7d
MeganAnn @HerDarkHuntress1 swaps are so much fun! ❤️ The cozy swap was a cozy mystery themed one, but there are always new ones going on. Generally whoever is hosting chooses a theme and matches everyone who signs up with someone they send a package based on the theme to open on a specific date. Follow @LitsySwaps and @LitsyHappenings : they usually post new ones when signups are open. There are always a few holiday ones around Christmas. (edited) 7d
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Finally received the next two books for our #LGPOG postal book club! It‘s been forever since I‘ve had one from this group!

@MrBook thanks for getting them sent out. Feel free to send along the next ones as soon as you can.

@BooksTeasAndBookishThings I know you are keeping track of who has what.

@BooksForEmpathy I need to finish up the book for my IRL book club and then I‘ll start on these right after. I‘ll sent the 1st as soon as I finish it.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗! They absolutely wonderful reads! 1mo
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This box arrived with the post today! I think it must be my #cozyswap package but it‘s not marked?! It came from Florida though. I‘m not sure who to tag either.

I‘ll be sending mine out in the next day or two. Waiting on one last item that seems to be lost in the mail so I had to order a new one. It should arrive tomorrow so as long as it‘s delivered in time I can make it to the post office before closing.

Avanders Yep your #cozyswap sender is from Florida.... 😁😁 🎃☕️📖🔪🎃 1mo
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@LibrarianRyan is hosting a Halloween themed swap (not necessarily all scary) for all ages! I signed Axton up because he had so much fun doing the last one and loves Halloween.

Only a few days left to get your kiddos (or yourself) signed up. See Ryan‘s original post for the signup link.

#nightmareswap #addictedtoswaps #raisingreaders

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
LibrarianRyan Hello, did Axton get a box from Amazon? It said it was delivered, but with porch pirates, I just want to make sure. It might even be two. It should be big enough to hold a 12x8x8 box 2w
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan yes he did! Sorry I forgot to post a picture, but it‘s here. 2w
LibrarianRyan @MeganAnn Thats okay. It's been hectic for us all. I'm just glad to know it arrived. I ordered myself the same thing, and the delivery got my package and another package mixed up. I think the post person is so use to me getting books, they just assumed the book package was for me. (edited) 2w
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I know I was late to the party on this series, but I read it this summer and absolutely ❤️ it!

Kell & Lila & Rhy & Alucard & the alternate London captured me completely. I raced through the series, reading each book as quickly as possible. This is the kind of fantasy I fall for over and over again. Compulsive, immersive, inventive with characters who capture your imagination and make you wish you lived in their world. A new favorite🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Centique I love it so much too! 1mo
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I‘ve had this #cozymystery sitting on my shelf for months and finally picked it up for something light to read in addition to working my way through The Priory of the Orange Tree.

This was a fun mystery! I loved Lucy and Charles, the library cat. A library inside a lighthouse sounds absolutely lovely. The mystery kept me guessing and the supporting characters added to it all. I‘m going to need to look for book 2 to continue this series...

CogsOfEncouragement Sounds good. I enjoy cozy mysteries too. Currently reading one in The Annabelle Archer series. 1mo
MeganAnn @CogsOfEncouragement I‘ve recently got back into cozies thanks to @Avanders #cozyswap. Otherwise it‘s been years since I‘ve read one but I remember thoroughly enjoying them before. I haven‘t read the series you mentioned so I‘ll have to check it out! (edited) 1mo
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My mother-in-law asked me to read this book because she didn‘t like the ending & wanted someone to discuss it with. Just finished it & I definitely agree. I‘m left with a feeling of abruptness almost like the author rushed to end the novel with this conclusion rather than giving us a finite ending to close the book with. I saw where the story was going from the beginning but it seems unbelievable and abrupt with the information we are given.

Clwojick I borrowed this from the library twice, and both times I couldn‘t make it past the first few chapters. 2mo
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Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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#basicwitchswap #thisorthat

☕️ Coffee. Medium to dark roasts, preferably beans but ground is ok too*
📚 Fiction
🌓 Both, depending on my mood.
🐈 Cats!
✨ Tarot
🧙🏻‍♀️ Both. I‘ve loved a good witchy story for years, seeing other people‘s posts from the #witchpleaseswap last year got me very interested in practice and working that into my life.
♦️ Crystals. I have a black thumb when it comes to plants
⬆️ North (I‘m in North Dakota after all)

MeganAnn * Coffee is my daily go-to, but I do enjoy a good cup of tea in the evenings on occasion. Non-caffeinated and relaxing herbal teas, particularly lavender and chamomile blends. (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi 👏👏👏 for coffee beans!! Grind them fresh daily! Med dark to dark-YES!!! 2mo
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This is what the rest of my evening looks like. New book, calming candle, and a lovely cup of chamomile lavender tea while I wait for the loaf of bread in the oven to finish rising so I can bake it.

I‘m 35 pages in and I can already tell I‘m going to get lost in this novel. Shannon is so great at world building!

Tamra Sounds like a wonderful Friday evening! 2mo
Velvetfur Gorgeous photo, and your mug has a dragon on it!!!!! That has made me happy 💜🐉 2mo
MeganAnn @Tamra it was very relaxing! 2mo
MeganAnn @Velvetfur aww thank you! I may have chosen that mug solely for the dragon.... 😉❤️🐉 2mo
Velvetfur @MeganAnn That's a good enough reason for choosing a mug 👍 2mo
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I wasn‘t going to buy more books for myself but after seeing B&N #bookhaul posts yesterday I went online to see which books are on sale. As soon as I saw the tagged book I HAD to go get it... and then I came home with five books + the tote + a couple more not shown because they are for my #cozyswap recipient. Oops... 😬🤷‍♀️

The top two are for my son. He‘s reading CatStrounats right now and I‘m going to start the tagged book! 🐉✨

LibrarianRyan YEahhhhhh 2mo
hermyknee Oooh I‘ve really wanted to read Once and Future! I‘ve been reading Priory of the Orange Tree on my kindle! I‘m only 11% in right now, but I like it so far! 2mo
MeganAnn @hermyknee Once & Future looks SO good and I can‘t resist a fun King Arthur theme! Samantha Shannon is on my list of favorite authors ever since I read and loved her debut novel, The Bone Season. 😍 Also... it has dragons so really I needed it for that reason alone 😆🐉 2mo
Avanders I would‘ve been in so much trouble if I‘d made it to b&n 😳 Looks like you had a blast!! 😄♥️ 2mo
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I‘m shopping for the #cozyswap tonight. To anyone who may be stalking me... pictured are a few mystery books I‘d love to receive.

Question for anyone who may live in a southern state (TN, GA, SC, NC, AL): with the warmer weather there, do you still often use cozy blankets and scarves? Being from North Dakota, I have no reference for warmer climates and don‘t want to send something that won‘t be useful but found a great idea for the theme 🤷‍♀️❄️

wanderinglynn I grew up in TN & yes, we used blankets & scarves. It snows occasionally in TN. Same for NC, particularly in the mountains. 2mo
Butterfinger Agree with @wanderinglynn It gets really chilly near the NC coast too. 2mo
Megabooks I lived in TN, NC and SC for most of my adult life and definitely used them in fall and winter. I‘m a big believer in gloves, too. And I loved an infinity scarf my boss gave me and would wear it all winter!! 2mo
Megabooks But it was a light scarf - cotton/poly blend, not wool. 2mo
sblbooks Yes to both, we have all four seasons. I'm from NC. 2mo
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I come back to Litsy after a social media hiatus and what‘s the first thing I do? Sign up for the first two swaps I see of course! 🤷‍♀️ I have zero self control and witches and cozy happen to be two of my favorite things. I love getting to know more littens and I‘ve ‘met‘ some pretty amazing ones through swaps.

#BasicWitchSwap hosted by @sprainedbrain and @Meaw_catlady

#CozySwap hosted by the lovely @Avanders

SamanthaMarie I also had been on a hiatus and came back and signed up for the Cozy swap 😂 those swaps are just so fun!! 2mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you‘re joining us! I have joined 3 swaps in the last few weeks, so I hear you. 😂 And thank you for sharing!! 2mo
monalyisha Reconfirming our twindom. 😉👯‍♀️ Also two of my favorite things! 2mo
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MeganAnn @monalyisha yay! I‘m happy to see you joined as well... the #witchpleaseswap was undoubtedly my favorite Swap last year, mostly because you made it so very fun 😍 2mo
MeganAnn @SamanthaMarie welcome back! I can‘t resist a swap with a great theme 😆 2mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain I was excited to see you are hosting!✨🧙🏻‍♀️🔮 2mo
ferskner I. KNOW. I told myself not so many this fall! 2mo
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To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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This last book from our #lmpbc group was also sent out. While I loved all four books the group chose, this one was hands down my absolute favorite! The story is told through emails and letters, mostly between Avery and Bett with a few from the grown-ups in their lives. I laughed, I cried, I finished it in less than 24 hours as I literally could not put it down (thank goodness it was a weekend so I could shirk all other duties to read this). ❤️😆😭

WanderingBookaneer Yay! I‘m glad you liked it! 2mo
Peddler410 This is one of my huggable titles! (edited) 2mo
LibrarianRyan I agree the best title so far. I am getting your sent soon. 2mo
MeganAnn @Peddler410 huggable is a perfect way to describe this one! 😍 2mo
MeganAnn @WanderingBookaneer @LibrarianRyan they were all great books, but this one took me by surprise with how much I loved it. 2mo
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Resistance | Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Finished and sent off the last two #lmpbc books two weeks ago.

Resistance was @LibrarianRyan ‘s pick. I LOVED this book! The action kept things moving along at a nice pace & holds the attention of younger readers, while still keeping the history lessons intact. I remember reading and enjoying Anne Frank as a child, but I think this book is going to resonate better as an engaging, contemporary read for kids who may not have enjoyed Anne Frank.

WanderingBookaneer I received it and plan to read it this week! 2mo
Peddler410 This one is in my pike. 2mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhh. It was much heavier than I was expecting when I picked it. 2mo
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MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan it was but in a good way! I was really glad the author didn‘t shy away from the heavier stuff in this case as I think it‘s important for kids to learn. A book like this allows them to learn a little history while still keeping them engaged. 2mo
MeganAnn @WanderingBookaneer glad it arrived safely! Hope you enjoy it 😊 2mo
MeganAnn @Peddler410 hope you like it! 😊 2mo
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First, I apologize to all my lovely Litsy friends for being completely inactive here the last couple of months! Life‘s been crazy and I checked out from all social media for awhile. But, I‘ve been reading like crazy and have lots of reviews to post.

Finished this today for my real life book club. I loved Martha and I completely resonated with her journey to find herself when she discovers that her grandmother may still be alive. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘ve got this on hold! I‘m getting excited for it! 2mo
tpixie @sills have you read this?
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MeganAnn @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I hope you enjoy it when your hold comes in! I didn‘t expect to enjoy it as much as I did! 2mo
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I was SO excited to be able to meet @BooksTeasAndBookishThings in person today! We didn‘t have much time passing through Tennessee but just enough for lunch + a lovely chat. As she said, our #LGPOG group is filled with the most amazing women. I‘m so happy to have gotten to know you all a bit.

She is the most beautiful, kind soul ❤️ We got to meet her adorable girls as well and she was so sweet to bring a book and gifts for both Axton & I. 😘

cathysaid How fun! 💕 4mo
MeganAnn P.S. my son, Axton is the one giving us both bunny ears in the background 😬 boys! 😆🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I wish I could have spoiled you all, and I have to say, you and your Husband are hilarious and it shows how phenomenal you both are as people and parents. Axton is amazing ❤️ 4mo
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On vacation! We drove to Kentucky yesterday. Today we visited the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park and saw where Lincoln was born and where he grew up (on Knob Creek). Pictured is the first Lincoln memorial built and dedicated 11 years before the one in Washington DC.

I bought the tagged book at the gift shop which sounds fascinating.

Librarybelle I loved this book! 4mo
Karkar This book has been on TBR for awhile! Hope you have a good time! (edited) 4mo
CouronneDhiver I was pretty impressed with Kentucky on my recent trip. Enjoy! 4mo
Peddler410 Enjoy your trip! We are heading to Nebraska this summer. (edited) 4mo
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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! 5mo
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: 5mo
Lindy Set in Kansas: 5mo
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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) 5mo
tracey38 Have fun! I love east TN and the Biltmore in NC! 5mo
sblbooks Two middle grade books 5mo
sblbooks And... 5mo
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! 5mo
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 5mo
MeganAnn @Mitch thank you! We are so excited! 5mo
MeganAnn @tracey38 it will be our first time there! 5mo
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 😊❤️ 5mo
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 😊👏🏻❤️ 5mo
Peddler410 No audio recs, but Rock City is so cool! 5mo
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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! 5mo
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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 😍😘 6mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad! 🥰 6mo
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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. 6mo
tammysue Awesome - @sprainedbrain you did a bang up job!!! 6mo
sprainedbrain Jack is really glad that Axton likes the books! ❤️ 6mo
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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!! ❤️❤️❤️🎉✨⚡️❤️ 6mo
GlassAsDiamonds 😁😁😁😁 Glad you like them!!! 😁😁😁😁😁 Thanks again for organising such a fun swap and for including us far flung folk!! 6mo
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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! 💚 6mo
Mynameisacolour So pretty!!! 6mo
Avanders So pretty!! 6mo
GlassAsDiamonds (Shhhhh... the card didn‘t make it. Cf your email 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂) 6mo
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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. 😉 6mo
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. 6mo
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MeganAnn @wanderinglynn great! Thanks for the update! 6mo
kaysworld1 Just posted now we had a bit of an issue but solved it xx 6mo
LibrarianRyan @MeganAnn not here yet, but I‘ll let you know when it gets here. 6mo
Stephuhhnieee @MeganAnn Thanks!! Haven‘t seen it yet, and I get home pretty late tonight... but will let you know!! 6mo
TheBookHippie She‘s got it so do I !!! 6mo
bookish_wookish I didnt get a package yet @MeganAnn (edited) 6mo
taraWritesSci I did receive the package! 📚 6mo
MeganAnn @kaysworld1 saw it! Thanks! ❤️ 6mo
MeganAnn @bookish_wookish @LibrarianRyan @Stephuhhnieee they should show up soon! Thanks! ⚡️😊 6mo
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! 6mo
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn According to tracking it should arrive today!! 🤞🏼 @MeganAnn 6mo
BethM Mine came- I was gone all weekend. 6mo
jpmcwisemorgan I did! I was out of town this weekend so I didn‘t get it until late yesterday. 6mo
wanderinglynn @KatieDid927 Yay! I just got a notification that I have a package so hopefully that‘s it. 😀 6mo
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn And I got a notification it was delivered, so I think so! 💃🏻 6mo
Nazgul93 I received my package!😀 6mo
j9brown @MeganAnn Nope, nothin' yet 🤷‍♀️ Don't know who my match is either to see what's up 6mo
MeganAnn @j9brown thanks for letting me know. I just sent you an email with details. 6mo
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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! 6mo
LibrarianRyan Pretty. I love that wall color. 6mo
sprainedbrain Love the couch! And yay for deliveries 😃 6mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oh thank god!!! I was *so* nervous about that (the tracking never moved!)!!!!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 6mo
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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! 6mo
TheBookHippie Mine too going out now!!! 6mo
MeganAnn @TheBookHippie thanks for letting me know!! 6mo
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KatieDid927 Sending mine tomorrow, already packed up and ready to go! 6mo
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. 6mo
KatieDid927 @MeganAnn You got it! 6mo
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.👍 6mo
TheEmpress I‘m waiting on a couple things. But it will definitely be there in time! 6mo
TCLinrow The post office was closed today for Good Friday, but mine is going out tomorrow 😊 6mo
TCLinrow And my last swaps arrived within 2 days of sending them so there should be plenty of time 💜 6mo
shanaqui The mail by date is Monday according to everything I can see, so I'm not late yet. 😁 6mo
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. 6mo
MeganAnn @shanaqui yes you are right!! So sorry for the confusion. My dates are all mixed up this week.🤦🏻‍♀️ 6mo
shanaqui I know that feeling! It's been quite a week... month... year... 😆 6mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress great! Let me know when it‘s sent. 😊 6mo
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 😉 6mo
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. 6mo
cobwebmoth No worries! I'll post when I send, and I can email you the tracking if you want.❤ 6mo
taraWritesSci Oof, sorry! I mailed it out yesterday, forgot to post. 😖 6mo
Nazgul93 Hoping to send mine out soon! I'll post it when I do! 6mo
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. 😃 6mo
BookwormAHN I'll be mailing tomorrow or Monday and its priority so it will make it in time. 6mo
bullbunny Last items waiting on, will send it by Tuesday or Wednesday priority will get it the same week 6mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oh damn - forgot I was meant to post when I was sent!!!! Sent and should be there within the next few days! 😊😊😊😊 6mo
Endowarrior21 Mine will be going out this week 6mo
Butterfinger Mailed my little girl's swap Thursday. Forgive me for not posting. @ravenlee 6mo
ravenlee @Butterfinger thanks, I‘ll keep an eye out this week! 6mo
Peddler410 Our package is going out first thing tomorrow — intentions were good for early mailing, but .... life 🤷‍♀️ It will make it on time. 6mo
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 🙏 6mo
MeganAnn @kaysworld1 I just sent you an email. It was received!! 6mo
MeganAnn @Sweetkokoro did your package get mailed out? I haven‘t seen a post yet so I wanted to double check! 6mo
MeganAnn @bullbunny checking in... let me know when your package is sent. 😊 6mo
MeganAnn @Nazgul93 let me know when you get it sent out! 6mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress checking in... did you get your package sent out or are you still waiting on those last items? 6mo
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 😭 6mo
bullbunny Sorry meant to send earlier this week. But I am such a procrastinator. Will send today! 6mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress thanks for the update!! Let me know when you get it mailed out 😊❤️ 6mo
MeganAnn @bullbunny I know the feeling 😉 Let me know once it‘s out! ✨❤️ 6mo
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... 6mo
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) 6mo
MeganAnn @TheEmpress ??? What a good fiancé to keep you in the dark. Thanks for confirming! 6mo
Nazgul93 Sent my package out should arrive in a couple of days hopefully!😁 Sorry for not sending it sooner! 6mo
MeganAnn @Nazgul93 thanks for letting me know!! 😊⚡️✨ 6mo
MeganAnn @dlowe86 I sent an email checking to see if your package has been mailed yet. Can you let me know? 6mo
TheEmpress @MeganAnn it‘s on the way!! 6mo
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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) 6mo
MeganAnn Also, big thanks to @Avanders for hosting this swap themed around my favorite genre! 😘✨💙 6mo
Mdargusch Nice! 6mo
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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. 6mo
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like everything; I had so much fun choosing it all for you! Plus serendipity with the wrapping paper! 💙💜💙 6mo
monalyisha I‘m bizarrely VERY jealous of those socks. 😂 They look so warm & I love the colors! 6mo
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! 6mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha they are SO soft and cozy feeling and the colors make me instantly happy. I can‘t wait to wear them! 6mo
MeganAnn @HufflepuffGirl90 😘💙💜💙 6mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
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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 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️💃🏽 6mo
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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 6mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗🤗 6mo
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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 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 6mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Yay!! I‘m so glad it made it alright! 6mo
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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.
P.S. 💕
@LibrarianRyan thanks for the awesome book hugger

LibrarianRyan Yeah. 7mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m shipping mine tomorrow as well. 7mo
Ddzmini I like that cover 😍 7mo
MeganAnn @WanderingBookaneer I mailed this today and it looks like you should have it on Thursday. 💕 6mo
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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! 👍 7mo
hermyknee I‘m right there with you for anything that can be turned into a horror movie - I just can‘t with the horror 😱 7mo
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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! 7mo
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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! 😉 8mo
Craftylikefox Yay!!! 8mo
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn thank you for the reminder!! I have been too in-and-out of Litsy lately. Signing up! 8mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain you‘re welcome!! 8mo
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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! 😄💙 8mo
Peddler410 Thank you, Super Axton, for the reminder! I needed it! (edited) 8mo
MeganAnn @erzascarletbookgasm aww thank you! 🥰 8mo
MeganAnn @Peddler410 yay!! I got your submission! 8mo
hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 8mo
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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 😎 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice! Thanks for sharing. 8mo
Craftylikefox Oh I have never heard of this one! Now I need to read it! 8mo
hermyknee Thanks for sharing!!! 8mo
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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! 8mo
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. 😊 8mo
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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. 8mo
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. 🙂 8mo
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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! 8mo
Peddler410 No worries — since you posted about both I thought that might have been what happened. Glad to catch it early 🙂 8mo
hermyknee THIS. IS. SO. CUTE!!!!! 🙌🏼🥰♥️♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
LibrarianRyan Done. 8mo
monalyisha Awww! I wish you the best of luck with your hosting experience! 🍀 8mo
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? 8mo
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! 💕 8mo
vkois88 If only LO were old enough to truly appreciate this... it sounds so fun!!! 8mo
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