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MinDea

MinDea

Joined June 2016

Lover of: Food, Books, Cats, Alice in Wonderland, Animals, Soft Blankets, Wine & Whiskey
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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
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Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
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Helping Hands | Susan Ring
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Hi #LitsyFamily. One of our members is strongly affected by the #GovernmentShutdown. She has been furloughed for almost a month 😫 She could use some help and support. If you're able and willing please visit her Etsy shop and buy a bookmark! They're awesome! Let's come together and help her out!
Thank you!!!! 💙
@LitsyHappenings

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JatipDesign

@That-Bookish-Hiker

That-Bookish-Hiker Awww thank you so much @MinDea ❤️❤️ 8mo
AmyG Heading there now!!! 8mo
Chrissyreadit Done. 8mo
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AmyG Well, that was fun. Bookmarks for Valentine‘s day. I am very proud (?) to say my daughters will love their Ted Bundy bookmarks. 🤣 8mo
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Kaye @AmyG Do your daughters like reading true crime too ? 8mo
BooknerdsLife Awww just visited the store and love the bookmarks, sadly they don't ship to Australia... :( 8mo
AmyG @Kaye they do! 8mo
Rissa1 Done. Bookmarks for me and my niece. 8mo
Marmie7 My daughter is going to love the Godzilla sticker! I also got me a little something😁 8mo
MinDea @booknerdslife thank you for looking! Maybe one day they will! 8mo
tonyahoswalt Cute stuff! I ordered a few! 8mo
Mindyrecycles Love them and bought a few. Wish I could do more. Best wishes, @That-Bookish-Hiker. 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I notice you‘ve been gone for a bit. I hope everything is okay! ❣️❣️ 8mo
Andrew65 Hope everything is okay @MinDea , like @4thhouseontheleft noticed you‘ve not been around for a bit. Sending positive thoughts. 👍 7mo
GypsyKat I came here to say the same thing as @4thhouseontheleft and @Andrew65 I hope all is well with you @MinDea Litsy misses you! ♥️ 7mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Your Litsy friends miss you! 😍 @GypsyKat @4thhouseontheleft 7mo
TrishB Hope all is ok. Missing you. 7mo
BarbaraBB Hi! Just checking in! Hope all is well! 7mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! Just thinking of you on this #HumpDayWednesday 💞💞💞miss u 7mo
Bklover Hope all is well!💕💕💕 7mo
CarolynM Missing you again on another Hump day. Hope you are ok❣❣❣ 7mo
hgrimes Don‘t worry, she is alive- I follow her pup on instagram. (@burley_and_the_cats) 7mo
CarolynM @hgrimes Good to know, thanks. 6mo
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Mehso-so

I found this interesting in the fact that it was cool to hear about her life and career. I didn't know she had a podcast called Unqualified where they talk about relationships. She did a few situational dialogue readings and a few podcast caller advice readings that got sort of old after a while.

She seems like a pretty down to earth person and so it was fun to learn more about her but I'm not sure if I would read/listen to another book by her.

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Nada | Janne Teller
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Happy #HumpDayPost!
1. Churro Chex Mix! It was yummy!
2. I haven't bought any books yet! 🤓
3. 48!
4. Different editions of Alice in Wonderland and just books in general. 🤣
5. I hope so, but nothing confirmed.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Cinfhen Wow!!! 48 states!! Which 2 are u missing??? 8mo
BookishTrish Can you please post a pic of your Alice books? 8mo
Susanita Churro Chex mix?!? 😋 8mo
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AlaMich Yeah, what @Cinfhen said! 8mo
MinDea @Cinfhen @AlaMich Alaska and Hawaii! Now that I am on the west coast hoping I change that! 8mo
MinDea @BookishTrish Sure! I'll tag you when I do! 8mo
Susanita 👍🏻 8mo
Cinfhen That‘s pretty awesome. I‘m not sure I‘ve been to half the states...although I have been to Hawaii 🌴🥥🌺 8mo
BooknerdsLife @MinDea wow! 48 States! That's awesome! Haha I see we are both Alice fan 🙌💕❤️📚📚 8mo
tonyahoswalt I am fascinated with Alice in Wonderland 8mo
julesG No HumpDayPosts for two weeks. I miss you. Where are you? 7mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I think I am going to start this one next. I have been wanting to read it and maybe it'll get me into reading more.

Anyone else read this or have it on their TBR?

#FavoriteAuthor #CormoranStrike #JKRowling #LitsyDetective
@That-Bookish-Hiker

Bookcation74 I just finished it this week! Loved it! 8mo
Laughterhp It‘s still on my TBR. I haven‘t bought it yet. I wasn‘t a huge fan of the 3rd one, so I‘m not rushing to pick this one up. 😬😬 8mo
Patchshank I just finished the first book of the series. I might work my way up to that one if I enjoy the others 8mo
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Bklover Looking forward to this one! Waiting for paperback. 😉 8mo
MinDea @Bookcation74 👏👏👏 I can't wait! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr 🙂 8mo
KatieDid927 On my tbr, about 3rd on the stack! 😬 8mo
Owlizabeth I read it as soon as it came out and really, really enjoyed it. 8mo
Bookwormjillk I read it. I thought it was a great addition to the series 8mo
MinDea @Bookwormjillk @Owlizabeth Yay! I can't wait to get back to Cormoran! Have you guys watched the BBC show? 8mo
sammisho Just finished it. Wish book 5 was out already! 8mo
MinDea @Sammisho 🤓 Yes! Love (and hate) when that happens! 8mo
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hermyknee 💔 8mo
mcipher Shadow! ❤️ This book sounds beautifully sad. 8mo
MinDea @mcipher it is. It's well written for the heavy subject. My heart dropped into my stomach when I realized what was happening. 😭 8mo
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JamieArc And that‘s why I just don‘t think I will ever read this one.... 8mo
MinDea @JamieArc it's really good though.... 8mo
Amandajoy I was listening to a podcast the other day and they said he wrote this in a day. Don‘t know if it‘s true or not, but it makes me want to read it more since I‘ve heard how heartbreakingly good it is. 8mo
MinDea @Amandajoy I did not know that. That's sort of crazy but I can also see that. It's such a simple story but such a heavy and difficult subject. It's good. Quick read too. If I had been able I would have finished it in one sitting. 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Great book. 8mo
BooknerdsLife That cover!!!! 😍😍😍😭 8mo
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I am half way done with this book finally! I am making breakfast and hoping to finish it up today. #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfBoyne @EadieB How is everyone else doing with their Boyne books?

#Shadow was enjoying the sun so #Burley decided to go sit by him. 😆😆 #PetsOfLitsy #DogsOfLitsy #CatsOfLitsy #Shippy @Zelma

britt_brooke Burley is just the cutest. Love that face!! 8mo
Zelma I love the fact that your boys are getting along! 😍 8mo
HotMessJess OMG YOUR FRENCHIE IS BEAUTIFUL 😍😍😍😭 8mo
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MinDea @Zelma yes! They even snuggle a little now. It's pretty awesome. 8mo
Zelma @MinDea jealous! Doggie whines when Radar looks at him. Totally scared of him. 😂 Toby tolerates him and Skippy doesn‘t care or even pay attention to him. 8mo
julesG Haven't started yet. 🙈🙈🙈 8mo
CaroPi I cry at the end of this one. I had only cry with 5 books in my life. This is one of them. 8mo
Crazeedi Awwww your friends are just too adorable ! Great photo, especially the kitty looking away, like *im too good for this other creature beside me* 😊😉 8mo
JaclynW I'm halfway through my Boyne book, The Absolutist. I'm hoping to begin The Boy in the Striped Pajamas after. 8mo
sprainedbrain Finished one yesterday and very much looking forward to my next. Love your fur babies! ❤️ 8mo
AlaMich @Crazeedi 😆 I was thinking it was more of a “if I can‘t see him I can pretend he‘s not there” sort of move. 8mo
Crazeedi @AlaMich that's possible too😊 8mo
MinDea @Crazeedi @AlaMich I think you're giving them both too much credit. Shadow was just looking for the sunshine. Burley was looking for a "pack" to phang with. ??? 8mo
AlaMich @MinDea yeah, that works too! 8mo
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Song of Susannah | Stephen King
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Hey #EpicKaTetRead-ers! How are ya'll doing with #SongOfSusannah? Are you enjoying it? Is everyone caught up?
#EpicBuddyRead #TheDarkTower #Roland #StephenKing

Sadly I have had no time to read much this year. Hoping to read some today but we'll see how the chips fall.

BookwormM Have to confess I haven‘t started yet but I will start soon 8mo
BookwormAHN I started a few days ago. I'm not exactly sure where I am since I'm listening to the audio book, but so far its been really good. 8mo
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PaperbackPirate I‘m still on Wizard and Glass but thank you for tagging me. I‘ll catch up to you later! 8mo
TK421 I haven't started yet. I have one other book left to finish before I start this. 8mo
MinDea Well I am glad we are all in the same boat! @TK421 @PaperbackPirate @BookwormAHN @BookwormM! 8mo
TrishB Not started yet, but will be done by discussion time 👍🏻 8mo
tonyahoswalt Still way behind, but please keep tagging me 8mo
Jovy Have not started either! Will get to it next week 😅 8mo
ScientistSam Still way behind, but appreciate being tagged! 8mo
collegecatlady I‘m still on Wolves of the Calla but I‘ll get caught up eventually! 8mo
MinDea @collegecatlady on a different note someone is sending you a make up package for #FeedAReader. Should be there around end of month. Again, I'm so sorry for the issues you've had with this swap. 😫 8mo
Andrew65 Still not been able to start this yet. Currently reading two Chunksters, 944 Pages and 768 Pages. When I have finished these I shall get to it and read through and catch up. 8mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Ditto! 8mo
Andrew65 @MinDea 😂😂😂😂Looks like a similar theme for all of us! 8mo
collegecatlady No problem! Thanks for letting me know! 8mo
MinDea @Andrew65 I'm honestly relieved we're all in the same boat cause I am so behind and I really wnat to catch up! 8mo
Andrew65 @MinDea We‘ve still got over a mo th to finish this book and it is shorter than the previous ones. I‘m sure I‘ll finish by 17th Feb. 8mo
AnansiGirl Glad to know we‘re all on the same path with this one. I was slammed with overdrive/libby ebooks I was on wait list all downloading on the same day and Song of Susannah keeps getting shoved aside. 8mo
BookwormM Is there any update on when we will hit the final book? 7mo
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I had to step away from Once Upon A River. I just couldn't get into it. So I am starting this one for #MonthOfBoyne. Anyone else started reading their Boyne books? #EadieB #AuthorAMonth

#Shadow was grounded today. He knocked a chair over and put a giant gash in our wall. 🤬 Grounded! #Shippy @Zelma

Zelma What a bad boy! Skippy keeps knocking my drinks over lately. 3 full glasses of water all over the living room floor in the last two weeks. I switched to plastic only a long time ago! 8mo
MinDea @Zelma what a stinker! What is with cats 🤪 8mo
CindyRene Shadow is a pretty Kitty. I'm sure it makes up for her naughtiness ?? I'm working on my Boyne book today too. Reading "This House is Haunted". 8mo
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MinDea @CindyRene I have that to read too! I look forward to discussing it with you! 8mo
CindyRene @MinDea that sounds great! I look forward to it! 8mo
MinDea @Amiable great! I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
rubyslippersreads Oh #Shadow! Nicky and Sadie are proud of you. 😹 8mo
MinDea @rubyslippersreads 😸😸😸 8mo
rubyslippersreads @Amiable I want to read this one, since I‘m fascinated by the Romanovs. 8mo
MinDea @rubyslippersreads is A House of Special Purposes about the Romanovs?!? 😱 8mo
Lmstraubie But he's soooo cute 😻 8mo
MinDea @Lmstraubie That's why he's still part of the family! 😆😆 (I'm only joking) 🤪 8mo
Soubhiville I just finished this. It was good, I especially liked Bruno‘s mispronunciations. 8mo
Crazeedi My boyne is on my kindle waiting for me. Should be next up. You kitty is just precious 8mo
Crazeedi @MinDea yes it is, I read it, it is very good 8mo
Crazeedi @Amiable loved that book 8mo
Amiable @MinDea @Crazeedi @rubyslippersreads It's good so far! I don't think Boyne can write a bad book. (edited) 8mo
mcipher Oh, no! Terrible kitties. Ours are determined to destroy our couch 😬 8mo
MinDea @Crazeedi I didn't know that! I keep wanting to read about them so now I really want to read it! 8mo
MinDea @mcipher cats are legit jerks. 🤪😸 8mo
julesG Are you okay? You're pretty silent. Miss you. Missed #HumpDayPost. 8mo
MinDea Hey @julesG Yes I am OK. My new job keeps me so busy and I just have had no time for anything elae. Thank you for asking if I was doing OK. 💙 Hope everything is well for you! 8mo
julesG Yep, doing okay. Glad you are okay, too. Being busy at a new job is something positive. 😘 8mo
TrishB I was about to ask the same as @julesG Hope the new job is great! 8mo
MinDea Thanks @TrishB! I hope things are well for you too! I think I might be a weekend poster for a little while til work settles down just a little. 8mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Happy New Year everyone!!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic 2018 and hope you all have a wonderful 2019!
First #HumpDayPost of the year!
1. All my furbabies!
2. To read 100 books, read the whole Wizard of Oz series and read The Stand 😱
3. Best: Getting #Burley! Worst.... 🤔🤔🤔
4. No ma'am!
5. Once Upon A River!

Back to work for me 😒 Hope everyone else has a Fan-tab-u-lous Day!🥳

ferskner I want your Frenchie! 9mo
Jeannie I upped my reading goal to 100 books too for 2019! We‘ll see if I can do it... 9mo
MinDea @ferskner 😆😆😆🥰 9mo
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MinDea @Jeannie let's help each other!!! 9mo
Jeannie @MinDea sounds good! 9mo
Cinfhen I loved the tagged book!! Happy New Year, Mindy 🥂 9mo
Susanita I love your fur babies! Is the middle guy a poly? 9mo
Bookladylinda So good!!! 9mo
mcipher I love that Chloe always has something to say.... 😆 The Stand is on my to re-read list. I loved it when I read it years ago. Happy New Year! 🎆 8mo
BooknerdsLife @MinDea Happy New Year to you too and wishing you another great year with great books 🙌💕🎆🎆 8mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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First book of the year! This was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend! I've seen some good reviews on here for it so I am excited to read it.

What are you reading?

Slajaunie I took a break yesterday to Netflix it though. 9mo
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My Year In Books! I had a goal of 52 and read 60! I'm shocked cause I had a few very bad reading slumps this year, plus started a new job. Surprised I reached my goal let along surpassed it!

This year I upped my goal to 100 😱 Porbabaly won't reach it but we'll see! I'm gonna try! What is your Goodreads 2019 reading challenge?

SheilaChew I loved reading this book! 9mo
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 9mo
MinDea @SheilaChew it was definitely one of my favorites this past year! 9mo
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sprainedbrain Good for you!!! 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
mhillis Good luck! I set mine at 120! 9mo
Reggie Good Job!!! And good luck 🍀 this year!! 9mo
Bookwormjillk Good luck this year. My goal is 100 books this year. 9mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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Hoping to squeeze in one more book before the year ends! Enjoying a cup of coffee and #Shadow snuggles on this foggy day here in Seattle! Hoping the fog burns off soon. I have things I need to do! #Shippy @Zelma

What are your NYE plans?

Gramworth Sleep! My husband can wake me up to see the ball drop... then I‘ll go back to sleep! 😂 9mo
MinDea @Gramworth 😆😆😆 That's usually what happens here too! We wake up kust in time for the ball or completely miss it. 🤷 9mo
dariazeoli I usually watch Anderson Cooper but the NYE show with Andy Cohen was so bad last year! I may sleep through the ball drop this year. 9mo
Zelma We did a bunch of cleaning out stuff, burn pile, etc. now watching college football and maybe will play a board game later. No plans to stay up for midnight. I‘m going to read in bed and be asleep by 11. 😁 9mo
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Hey guys! Just a reminder that January's #AuthorAMonth is John Boyne! Anyone interested in checking him out for the first time or reading more of his books? #MonthOfBoyne @EadieB

MinDea I plan to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, A Ladder to the Sky and This House is Haunted! 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Thanks. I have read the first two and they are both excellent books. I also loved The Absolutist. 9mo
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Carolyn11215 Wow...just looked him up on Goodreads and his books sound great! Definitely need to add a few to my ever growing TBR list! 9mo
pilardib I have read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Mutiny on the Bounty. I thought both were great but the first is a must read 9mo
Crazeedi I read this one and have another on my kindle to read. I will try to read another in January with you guys! 9mo
MinDea @Carolyn11215 I have only read The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne and it was my favorite book last year. It was so good. I am looking forward to checking out more of his books. You should read one of his books and join our "buddy read" in January! 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 do you think you'll join us and read one of his books in January? 9mo
MinDea Thanks @pilardib! I am looking forward to reading it! 9mo
MinDea @Crazeedi that sounds like a great book! 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Most definitely look to join you for one. 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 yay! I look forward to seeing what book you pick! On another note...have any authors you'd recommend we should do in future months? @EadieB 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Will give both parts some thought. 9mo
MinDea @JulesG have you read Boyne at all? If not you should! 9mo
julesG Haven't read any of his work yet. Will see which of his books I can get through my friend's library card. 😉 9mo
MinDea @julesG do you not have a library card? 9mo
MinDea @JulesG you have a Kindle don't you? 9mo
JamieArc I look forward to finally getting to The Heart‘s Invisible Furies 😊. I have just one short book to get through before I start it! 9mo
JamieArc I don‘t know if I could read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The film ruined me for days... 9mo
julesG No, I don't. Mainly because the local library only has a limited amount of books in English and I cannot borrow ebooks from them. I use my friend's library card, she lives in the UK, and I can borrow a lot of stuff through her card. We also share Netflix and Audible. 9mo
MinDea @JamieArc 🤨 uh oh. I haven't seen the movie. Isn't the book YA? I am excited you are going to start THIF soon! It's soooooo good! 9mo
TheBookHippie @JamieArc the book is so much better 📖😭 9mo
julesG Yes, I have a kindle. Hence no library ebooks in Germany for me. They don't do .mobi files. Only epub. 9mo
MinDea Ooohhhh I didn't know that. If you tell me a book you're interested by him I can (probably) send you a .mobi file of it! You'd just have to download it onto your Kindle! 9mo
JaclynW I LOVED The Hearts Invisible Furies! I have been meaning to try more from Boyne. I didn't realize he had so many books! Where do I start?? 9mo
MinDea @JaclynW I know! So many books! @Andrew65 or @EadieB might have some suggestions as they have read more of his books than I have. 9mo
EadieB @MinDea @JaclynW @Andrew65 I‘ve only read Boy in striped Pajamas and Ladder To The Sky. The next one I am going to read is The Hearts Invisible Furies. 9mo
julesG @MinDea That's too kind! I'll let you know if I need any help. 9mo
Crazeedi @JamieArc I agree, I don't think my heart can take this one, though I hear it's an excellent book 9mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie @JamieArc @Crazeedi It was an excellent book but ohh that ending. 😭 Has to be one of the most impactful endings to a book ever. It is a must read despite the impact afterwards. We use the book with some of our reluctant boy readers (aged 10 - 11) and they couldn‘t wait to read the book. So cleverly written. @JaclynW (edited) 9mo
Andrew65 @JaclynW I read The Absolutist on @TrishB‘s recommendation and that is a good place to start. A Ladder to The Sky is also excellent. 9mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I need to read The Heart‘s Invisible Furies too. @MinDea (edited) 9mo
Andrew65 I also fancy (edited) 9mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Mutiny does look good too! 9mo
BookwormAHN I just checked out This House is Haunted on ebook from the library 😺 9mo
TrishB @Eadie @Andrew65 I have Mutiny ready for a different challenge! 9mo
JaclynW @MinDea Thanks! 9mo
JaclynW @EadieB Both of those look great! Thanks! 9mo
JaclynW @Andrew65 Thanks for all of the recommendations! They all look like good choices! I think my daughter has The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. (That movie had me crying!) 9mo
Andrew65 @JaclynW That book had me crying. 😭 9mo
Andrew65 @TrishB @EadieB My library has Mutiny. 9mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I ordered a copy of Mutiny which should arrive between January 8th and 15th. (edited) 9mo
kspenmoll Not sure I can keep up but will aspire to one of his books! 9mo
MinDea Awesome @kspenmoll! Let me know which one you land on so I know which discussion to tag you in! 9mo
MinDea Same goes for you @Andrew65 & @JaclynW let me know what you land on so I know to tag you for that discussion! 9mo
MinDea @Crazeedi let me know what book you'd ecide to read so I know to tag you in the discussion! 9mo
MinDea This is what I have so far for everyone. Some you've already read but thought you'd like to join the discussion at the end of the month and others I have you marked for the book you'd like to read this month. Let me know if I missed anything! 9mo
sprainedbrain I have a This House is Haunted, too... my hold for A Ladder to the Sky should be available soon, and I‘m ready to go with Crippen whenever. 😃 9mo
MinDea @sprainedbrain Great! I'll add you to the ones I missed! Feel.free to start whenever. This is laid back. Just read John Boyne during January and join the discussions at the end of the month! Post and tag me and @EadieB and #MonthOfBoyne and #AuthorAMonth if you want! But mainly just have fun and enjoy the books! 💙 9mo
Amiable I did already read "The Heart's Invisible Furies" last month. I'm happy to join in the discussion. I'm also happy to read "The House of Special Purpose" this month and discuss that one with @Crazeedi and @erinreads as well. (edited) 9mo
Soubhiville I‘m starting TBISP later today! 😊📚 9mo
Andrew65 @Soubhiville Enjoy, such a special little book. 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea That looks about right for me. Have read the three and aiming to try to get to Mutiny and Invisble Furies. 9mo
erinreads I‘m planning on reading The Absolutist, This House is Haunted, and Stay Where You Are and Then Leave this month. The first two even fill prompts for #booked2019 and #pop19 for me! 🤗 9mo
ChasingOm I‘m looking forward to cracking open my copy of the Heart‘s Invisible Furies as soon as I finish the book I chose as my first book of 2019. 😄 9mo
peaknit I just love this author. I need to find one I haven‘t read to join in. The House of Special Purpose is a possibility 🤔 8mo
peaknit I just finished The Ladder to the Sky👍🏻 8mo
JaclynW @MinDea Please put me down for Absolutist and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas too. Thanks! 8mo
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Hey! It's the end of #MonthOfZusak so I am posting open discussions for each of his 4 books people said they were going to try to read this month.

Please comment below to join the conversation for Bridge of Clay!
@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea This is the one I really wanted to get to and wasn't able to. I'll have to read it in January and come back to this discussion. I heard that it was tough going at the beginning but then got better. Was that your experience? Would you recommend this book? 9mo
Andrew65 I did this one in audio and possibly not the best format with all the swapping around of the timelines and characters in the first half of the book. Only really felt it came into its own in the second half. Easy to see why some had given up on it by then. I really enjoyed the latter part of the books and some moments that hit home. 9mo
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BridgetteM I‘m on page 260. Much slower going than I thought it would be. It was a real struggle at the beginning, but it got better once things started making a little bit of sense. 9mo
BookwormM I struggled with the beginning of this as it was quite slow but by the end I was fully invested 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I haven‘t started this one. 🤦🏽‍♀️ 9mo
MelissaSue81 I wasn‘t in on this buddy read or whatever.. but I‘d be up for some discussion because I‘m really fuzzy on some things that happened. I agree with @andrew65 that audio is not great for this one.. I really would like to be able to flip back and reread with the Changing timelines and sooo much symbolism.. and audio makes that difficult.. :/ (edited) 9mo
MinDea @MelissaSue81 this was a completely open read so please join the discussion!!!! 9mo
Joanne1 I agree this could be hard going on audio and the very beginning is quite fuzzy. But this is my pick of 2018. I absolutely adored it. The Dunbar boys very quickly wormed their way into my heart and have stayed there ever since. Equally, Zusak‘s writing I thought was utterly masterful, the symbolism perfection. I loved his use of short sentences and the choppy style. He left space for the reader to give the text meaning. And that ending!! 9mo
MelissaSue81 So can someone explain to me exactly what happened to Carrie and why Clay thought it was his fault? And I understand that Clay helped his mom die but what happened? What was the peg and the mattress? (I clearly missed a lot on Audio! I zone out sometimes!) 9mo
BooknerdsLife @MinDea sorry I haven't been able to read any of his books in December :( Christmas have been way too stressful than I've expected. But would love to see everyone's discussion ...And thank you again for the tag 😘💕🙌 8mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea I absolutely love this book! It was not aaaaaaas good the second time around but I loved it. 9mo
julesG I truly liked this book. But, as a German, I also had some issues with it. Especially with some of the German language and swearing. A lot of it was translations from English into German that no German would say like that. Some of the swearing was very inventive. Even my friends from Bavaria did not know those words. 9mo
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MinDea @JulesG 😆😆😆 I would say I had that top ofind when I was reading this the second time around and wondered how it would really be said. I remember getting tired of the whole Saumensch and Saukerl part in the book. 9mo
julesG What really rubbed me the wrong way was when Liesl and Max were called "the German and the Jew" - I'd understood "the communist's child and the jew", since both are actually German, even if Max had lost his citizenship due to his religion. 9mo
MinDea Who was your favorite and least favorite character? 9mo
MinDea @julesG yes! That did bother me too but I think it was your last point there. He was no longer a German cause he lost his citizenship because he was Jewish. 9mo
julesG Saukerl is okay. But it's often used in a playful, rather admiring way. Saumensch I had never heard before. Or "arse scratcher" = "Arschkratzer" doesn't make sense in German. Some of the things the second band of thieves by the river said didn't sound German either. And I'd already said that we don't say crystal clear. 9mo
julesG I know that not a lot of the things going on during the nazi time made sense. So, I'm willing to let that hang in the air, but I still hate it. 9mo
julesG For the record, German windows open like doors. They have hinges. You cannot slide them up. Having seen my fair share of German houses from the last 1000 years, I can assure you, sliding windows are a rarety. 😉 9mo
julesG My favourite characters were Death, Max and Hans. 9mo
MinDea @julesG 😆😆😆 it's funny the little things you notice. I would never have wondered if German windows do in fact slide up! Here we have both kinds so it wouldn't be weird if I read that in a book. 9mo
MinDea @julesG yes! They're all the best. And Liesel. I love her. 9mo
julesG Don't get me started on things I notice in books/films. It's an annoying form of OCD. 😁 9mo
BookwormAHN @julesG I wondered about some of those words and phrases. Also though I think Rosa was rather like the comic relief of the book. 9mo
julesG By the way, the street names of Molchibg - a fictitious town - are weird, too. 9mo
julesG @BookwormAHN Rosa was very uncommon. Given that she must have been born in the late 19th century. No woman would have sworn like that. 😁 9mo
BookwormAHN My favorite characters were Liesel, Rudy and Hans 💚 9mo
MinDea @BookwormAHN yes! Rudy. 💙 His friendship with Liesel if such a great one. 9mo
MinDea Did everyone like that you knew what heartache would be coming in the book from the beginning since Death gave it all away or did you wish he had not spoiled things to come? 9mo
MinDea I actually wondered if any of those books were real that Liesel stole. 🤔 9mo
julesG It's WWII Germany. I actually expected worse. But, still felt for the characters and was very relieved to see Max had made it out of Dachau. 9mo
julesG @MinDea Apart from Mein Kampf, they all seem to have been books invented by Zusak. 9mo
thereadingowlvina Truth be told, I DNF this book. I really tried but the writing did not work for me. I'm frustrated with myself as this is a book that I always wanted to read. I think I'll watch the movie instead. #unpopularopinion 😪 9mo
MinDea @thereadingowlvina maybe audiobook would work? It is definitely worth the read but yes his writing style is different and in his other books I definitely struggled with it. 9mo
thereadingowlvina @MinDea That sounds like a good idea. I think I'll give the audioook a try! 😊 9mo
BookwormAHN @thereadingowlvina I listened to the audio book version and it was very entertaining. 9mo
thereadingowlvina @BookwormAHN Awesome! I'll give it a try! 😁 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I really loved this book. Knowing what was going to happen beforehand didn‘t ruin the story for me which is weird cause it generally does. I cried so much when Rudy, Hans and Rosa died. I also cried hard when she saw max walking towards the concentration camp. 😭😭 Rudy, Liesel, and Max were my fav characters. 9mo
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker I remember being like what the hell! Why tell me that at the very beginning but he wrote the book in such a way that it actually made it better knowing. Oh Max. 💔💔💔 9mo
MinDea @thereadingowlvina I have struggled with popular books before too but really wanted to get through it. I've heard the audiobook is really good but what I do when this happens is I read a chapter a day. That way I slowly make my way through it and hopefully it starts to pick up but have had ones where even a chapter a day I struggled with. 😆😆😆 9mo
Tanisha_A This book, y'all! I loved it. I know I am going to read it again. It's something to be visiting over for the things it teaches you. I loved the relationship between Rudy and Liesel. ❤️ 8mo
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I thought it was interesting. Who was your favorite person he had to help and who did you dislike the most? 9mo
Tove_Reads Hmm, I have to say I did not get on a first name basis with any of the characters. They all felt distant to me. I loved the book thief, but this one, not so much 🤷🏼‍♀️ 9mo
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MinDea Yes! I am sitting here thinking and the only character I remember is The Doorman. 😆😆😆 I think I enjoyed this one because I struggled with Underdogs and read this one while trying to get through Underdogs. It was better than Underdogs but not near as good as The Book Thief that's for sure. 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I really enjoyed this book since it was the first I‘ve read of Zusak. I really liked the family he got Christmas lights for. It was so simple but he made them so happy. 9mo
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker yes that was probably my favorite one too or the old lady he read to. 9mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea I had a hard time getting through this one. I really struggled. I did not connect with this family at all and I found the repetitive writing very annoying. I liked some aspects of the book but mainly he just bothered me. 🤨 9mo
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Elevation | Stephen King
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Started and finished this one last night. Probably the last book for the year but maaaaaaay squeeze one more short one in! 🤨

Quick, fun & interesting story but I badly wanted to know what happens after! Had some social commentary in it that I enjoyed. #StephenKing

Has anyone else read this?

Meaw_catlady Loved this book! I cried a lot. Very beautiful . I enjoyed that it was short and to the point and I still felt like I was part of the story. 9mo
MinDea @Meaw_catlady Yes he does such a great job of doing that in his short stories. So glad you enjoyed it too! 9mo
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Wizard and Glass | Stephen King
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Well, I FINALLY finished Wizard and Glass! Such a good story. I had completely forgotten the Wizard of Oz shout out at the end.

#EpicKaTet #EpicBuddyRead #TheDatkTower

#Shadow enjoyed snuggling with me while I finished this book up. Hoping to read one more book to make it 60 for the year! #CatsOfLitsy #Shippy @Zelma

MinDea I am so behind you guys but I really loved this book. I caught so many things I didn't catch before! 😱 So excited to read the next one and catch up! 9mo
Jovy Yey! 🙌🏼 I completely forgot the Oz reference too. Oy in red booties? One would think that was something I'd never forget. 😂 9mo
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Andrew65 Yey! Well done. 🥳🥳🥳 I haven‘t started the next one yet. 9mo
MinDea @Jovy 😆😆😆 Yes I can't believe I forgot about that! Oy is the best! Is this a re-read of the series for you? 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 Thanks! You're still way ahead of me. I still have to read Wolves of the Calla them I can be caught up with Song of Susannah. 😱 9mo
Jovy @MinDea Yes and I'm loving it more the second time around! I'm so glad you hosted this, I don't think I'd re-read this again all by myself. 😅 9mo
Andrew65 I‘d forgotten you were that far behind! 😱😱😱 But you got this and you can do it! I have total faith. 👍👍👍 9mo
MinDea @Jovy I am catching so many things second time around that I didn't the first time that have to do with the ending! I want to talk about the ending so bad but don't want to give any spoilers to those who are reading it for the first time. I can't wait til we all finish it and can discuss! 9mo
MinDea Thanks @Andrew65! I am trying to get the audiobook of Wolves of the Calla from the library so I can start it as soon as possible. I really want to catch up! 9mo
Jovy @MinDea I know exactly what you mean! Almost there!! 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea I think audiobooks are the way to go to catch up. 9mo
TrishB It was a great read 👍🏻 9mo
AnansiGirl The Oz like adventure of our Ka-Tet was entertaining to read. Can you imagine the cuteness of Oy in his bumbler-sized boots? 9mo
MinDea @AnansiGirl Yes! He is adorable! And I want a Billy bumbler! 😆 9mo
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Helping Hands | Susan Ring
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Hi guys. I'm looking for some volunteers to help me with some #FeedAReader packages that were not received from matches that signed up for this swap. Would anyone be interested and able to help me send make up packages? I need 2-3 volunteers.

Thank you so much!!!!!

CaroPi If the package has to been send in Europe I am up for it! 9mo
MinDea Thanks @CaroPi! They are all located in the US. Thank you so much though! 9mo
Carolyn11215 This always makes me so sad. I hadn‘t signed up for this swap but happy to be a swap angel if needed. 9mo
MinDea Thank you so much @Carolyn11215! Can you email me at MinDea.Litsy@gmail.com? 9mo
Carolyn11215 @MinDea just saw your response and emailed you. Sorry...don‘t know why I didn‘t get notice of tag through Litsy. 8mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I had a hard time working my way through this book for several reasons but mainly I struggled with the style he chose to write these 3 stories in. Lots of repetiive things, random thoughts, etc. However, one thing I will say about Markus Zusak is that he sure knows how to make you feel for his characters. He writes real human stories and and real human emotions. Things we can all relate to. Things we all feel.
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea #Shadow and #Burley passed out on me 😆😆😆 #Shippy #CatsOfLitsy #DogsOfLitsy #PetsOfLitsy #CatSitting #DogSitting #GeezThatIsALotOfHashtags 😆😆😆 @Zelma Look!!!! They tolerate each other so well now! 💙 9mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I am still working through #Underdogs for #MonthOfZusak. Not my favorite book. Have felt like bailing on it several times but am sticking with it. I think the second story in this book was better than the first so hopefully the third one will be even better.
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

#Chloe curling up with me for her nightly snuggling while I read. I so don't want to go to work tomorrow! #CatsOfLitsy @mcipher

That-Bookish-Hiker Chloe! I love this pic. 😻 9mo
Reviewsbylola What a great pic! 😍 9mo
mcipher Chloe! She‘s so cute!! 😻😻 Hope you enjoyed that third story. I hate books like that, when they feel like a chore. 9mo
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MinDea Thanks @That-Bookish-Hiker! She is a sweet girl! 9mo
MinDea Thank you @Reviewsbylola I took it using the new night mode on my phone's camera. It's such a cool feature! You'd never know it was pretty dark in the room except for my reading light! 9mo
MinDea @mcipher seriously! It really does feel a tad like homework. 😆😆😆 I just want to like it so bad because it's Markus Zusak but I just don't. 😒 9mo
OrangeMooseReads She‘s so pretty 😻 ... good luck with the book. 9mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Hauntingly heartbreaking and yet heart warmimg at the same time, this book just tears into you and puts you back together with an accordian shape hole in your heart. So good!
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB #TheBookThief

#Burley enjoyed his day home with his mama but back to work tomorrow! #DogsOfLitsy

JaclynW Wow! Your review has bitten me! I really need to FINALLY get to this book! I must make it a priority for 2019. Your puppy is adorable by the way! 9mo
MinDea @JaclynW I would highly recommend this book! It's so good. 💙 Thank you! He is quite the little sassy ham in this photo! 😆 9mo
TrishB A wonderful book 💜 9mo
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Klou I got this one for Xmas. Glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to read it! And can I just say, your pooch is so cute!! 😍😍 though he looks slightly mischievous in this photo 😂❤ 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Glad you liked it! 💗 9mo
MinDea @Klou yes he is a sassy little puppy in this picture! 😆 9mo
Klou @MinDea 😂looks like he's up to no good! Aaw 😍 9mo
MinDea @Klou well he did get that lump of coal in his stocking! ???? It says coal on one side and "I was good(ish)" on the other 9mo
Klou @MinDea oh that is just too cute!! 😂😂 what a great gift!! 9mo
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Happy #HumpDayPost!
1. Burley wants to be in bed with me right now. 😆😆 (He's not allowed)
2. I hope, but I doubt it. 🙄 I did take tomorrow off so maybe 🤞 Depends on Burley's energy level. 😆😆😆 (...and let's be honest, mine! 😴)
3. No shoes on!
4. A bed, a dresser, 2 nightstands, a cat tree & Burley's crate
5. I made crab cakes and creamy parmesan risotto for our Christmas dinner!

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday this month! 🥂

Susanita Mm crab cakes! 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Look at the precious face! 9mo
AlaMich How DO you say no to that face?? 9mo
MinDea @AlaMich 😆😆😆 9mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Made some progress but not as much as I hoped! #Burley is very sleepy right now #DogsOfLitsy
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth #DayOfReading

mcipher Awww! Burley‘s first Christmas!! ♥️ 9mo
Gaylagal2 Soooooo cute!🐾❤️ 9mo
MrBook 😻😻😻 9mo
GypsyKat So stinking cute!!!! 😍😍😍 9mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Our Christmas Eve tradition is we exchange a book (for me) and Legos (for him). This is the book he got me! Anyone read this already? It sounds good!
#BookGifts

BookishMarginalia I‘m starting it tonight, thanks to @Lidia 9mo
dsfisher Received this one too, looking forward to it 9mo
Crazeedi I just finished reading this. At first it seemed a bit disjointed, but then things started to make sense. I enjoyed it (edited) 9mo
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PatriciaU One of my favorites this year! Hope you like it. 9mo
mcipher I haven‘t read it but I have heard good things. Merry Christmas!! 🎄 9mo
MinDea Merry Christmas @mcipher!!!!! I hope your son is doing well 💙 abd Edith and Chloe get some good boxes and paper to play with! 9mo
irre It was great! 9mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Actually getting to it down and read for the afternoon! #Shadow is all curled up on my lap ready for a few hours of snuggles. Hoping to make a big dent in #TheBookThief for #MonthOfZusak. I'm a little behind 😟
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

How's everyone else doing for #MonthOfZusak?

That-Bookish-Hiker I‘ll read Bridge of Clay once you start it. 9mo
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BookwormAHN I finished The Book Thief and loved it 💚 9mo
Christine11 This is my favourite book - I hope you‘re enjoying it! 💛 9mo
Karisa Book Theif is amazing. I remember it taking me awhile to get into it though. Later, I couldn't put it down. Had so many teary moments too. Beautiful read. 9mo
Karisa Just finished Bridge of Clay too. Difficult but has these moments of pure poetry. 9mo
Andrew65 Hope to finish Bridge of Clay tonight. So different to The Book Thief. First part felt quite disjointed but enjoying the se one half much more. As @Karisa says some beautifully written parts. 9mo
julesG Ugly cried when I finished The Book Thief. It was a good read. I just wish Mr Zusak had taken the time to check some of his phrases for cultural accuracy, i.e. no German says 'Kristall klar' (crystal clear). We compare the clarity of advice or understanding to the water that's used for simmering potato dumplings, which is actually not very clear once the dumplings are done (forgot the name for this stylistic device): Klar wie Kloßbrühe. 😉 9mo
Samplergal I cracked it open, but haven‘t been able to read. Son in law was in a bad car accident and has neck fractures. Sorry I think I‘m out. 9mo
DarcysMom @Samplergal I am sorry to hear about your son-in-law's accident. He and your family are in my thoughts. ❤ 9mo
Dragon 😻 9mo
Andrew65 @Samplergal Sending you positive thoughts! Stay strong. ❤️ 9mo
tonyahoswalt I love this book. Took me forever to get around to reading it, but so glad I did! 9mo
MinDea @Samplergal I am very sorry to hear about your son in law. I hope he is OK and heals quickly. Sending you and your family positive thoughts. 9mo
Blueberry I started Bridge of Clay but couldn't stay with it. I love his other books so I may try this again later because it does have good reviews. 9mo
MinDea @tonyahoswalt I read it years ago and remember loving it. I am enjoying it this time too but I am not very far into it. I hope you are getting some reading in during the holidays! 9mo
MinDea @julesG so interesting! I just looked it up and clear as mud is a sarcastic way of saying that and we use it in much the same way! 9mo
Crazeedi Precious kitty! 9mo
MinDea @julesG do you have any book recommendations about Nazi Germany? Historical or Historical Fiction? I remember last time I read this I wanted to learn more and I am feeling that way again! 9mo
Tanisha_A I am loving it, the writing is super smooth for a subject so difficult. Starting Part lV now. ☺️ 9mo
MinDea @TanishaA I am almost done with Part V! I clagree with you. It's a heavy subject and it is written well to deal with the heaviness. It's so good and pretty quick read. 9mo
julesG @Samplergal Sending positive thoughts your way! 9mo
julesG I'll think about the books on Nazi Germany. There are, of course, a lot. Right now, I all I remember are 9mo
julesG Not sure whether this is available in English 9mo
julesG Robert Harris has a few books 9mo
julesG This is a pre-war family saga and again in German 9mo
julesG This should have an English translation, it's also been made a film 9mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea slow going. I'm really hoping to get done reading done this week! 9mo
Amor4Libros @MinDea I read a few pages and could not get into it. Will try again some other time! 9mo
MinDea Thank you @JulesG! I will have to check them out and see which ones I can find in English. 9mo
CaroPi Unfortunately I didn't manage to read this one. Contrary to last year I didn't read much.... 😔 8mo
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Song of Susannah | Stephen King
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MinDea I hope to spend some time before this one starts to catch up!!!! 9mo
Andrew65 And so it begins. 😂🤣😂🤣😳 9mo
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MinDea @Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I gave everyone the holiday off. 😂😂 But then chop chop! 😆😆😆 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Will be interesting to see where it heads next. 2019 is the year we finish it! 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 😱😱😱 I have to catch up so that I can join the discussion. These last 2 books are 🤨😏😒😭😲😲😲😲😲🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Hopefully you will get some time over the holiday period 😊 If I hadn‘t done them in audiobook format I might have struggled to keep up. They certainly explore every emotion! Also 🤯🤯🤯 as you try to work out what timeline we are on! 😂😂😂 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 I try to do audiobooks but end up having to return them before I finish them. Hope your job is settling down too! 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Still very intense but off for a couple of weeks but will spend some time in next week to enable me to catch up without other people being around. It hurts, but think I will have to compromise on some of my reading in the new year. I used my credits to buy the audiobooks so can revisit them at some point in the future. (edited) 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 credits? Do you do audible? I have been thinking about doing audible.... Glad you get a couple weeks off though! Sound alike you need a break! 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea I tend to go in and out of audible, but felt I was working so hard I should treat myself and bought a year‘s credit package (24 credits for just over 640, but where possible try to buy when 2 for 3, or get one free special offers). Bought these credits in April and currently got 8 credits left, then will try to cancel as sometimes give you a special offer to get you to stay. Don‘t like the monthly commitment as not as good value. 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Definitely need a break. Off since Thursday night and keep falling asleep reading over the past three days, which sums up the exhaustion. Hope you get a break. 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 that makes sense! Maybe I'll try to join when they have a deal going on! 9mo
BookwormAHN I also use my Audible credits for these. Audible can be expensive but I think its worth it, especially with Stephen King. 9mo
TrishB Will be joining in👍🏻 9mo
BookwormM Bring it on 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
AnansiGirl Jumping into this book as soon as I finish WotC 👍🏻 9mo
Jovy Almost at the finish line! Let‘s do this!! 9mo
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Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King
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collegecatlady I‘m only about a third of the way through this novel and I‘m hoping to catch up soon. Grad school definitely gets in the way of a huge SK read! 9mo
MinDea @collegecatlady Totally understand! My new job that I started in November really messed with my reading and I haven't even finished Wizard and Glass so I am WAY behind!!!! Join the discussion whenever you can! 9mo
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collegecatlady @MinDea I hope you‘re enjoying your new job! I will definitely jump in whenever I‘m caught up! 9mo
MinDea @collegecatlady I am, except I miss reading! Hope grad school is going well and you get a break over the holidays! 9mo
EadieB @mindea Finished this book last week! 9mo
MinDea @EadieB wahoo! Did you like it? You've read this series before, right? 9mo
EadieB @MinDea I‘ve read Wolves of Calla before but never got to Song of Susannah. 9mo
MinDea @EadieB yay! We are getting to a book you haven't read yet! 🙌 9mo
BookwormAHN I really enjoyed this one, but I kept picturing Andy as Bender from Futurama. 9mo
TK421 I like how Midworld has all kinds of different elements from other worlds and time lines. 9mo
AnansiGirl For once I‘m not too far behind. I‘m 3/4 of the way on WotC and fingers crossed I‘ll be caught by Fri. 🤞🏼😁 9mo
TrishB Loved it - much more than I remember loving first time round. The katet grew once again. 9mo
BookwormM I loved this one especially the pop references to things like Harry Potter and to SK‘s other works 9mo
Jovy This is the book I did not remember the most, and it‘s actually so much better the second time around! 9mo
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The Wednesday Group | Sylvia True
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Happy #HumpDayPost!!!

1. Friends!
2. Work. Work. 🤔🤔🤔 Oh right, work. 😆😆😆
3. Always looking for some good Historical Fiction!!!
(Don't forget to give recommendations too!! 🙏)
4. M-F blow drying my hair or feeding Burley and the cats depending if I am on time or not. 😆 Sa-Su Sleeping (hopefully!)
5. 🤔🤔🤔 Time. More time in the day. More time to read, sleep, cook/bake. More time not working really. 😆😆

LeahBergen A historical fiction recommendation: 9mo
QuietlyLaura A historical fiction with a bit of mystery and an admirable heroine: 9mo
Susannah I didn‘t know I liked historical fiction until I read this one, which is set during the American Civil War but has a slightly modern sensibility about it (not enough to take you out of the story though!): 9mo
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Doughtah It‘s a young adult historical fiction and I loved it a lot after I read it. It takes place just after world war 1 and the bolshevik revolution in Russia. 9mo
BookwormAHN Anything from Louis Bayard especially 9mo
Birdsong28 I know my book recommendation isn't historical but I thought you might be interested. 9mo
Moony Oh I love friends too and actually I rewatch the serie. 😍 9mo
julesG Good historical fiction? 9mo
Laughterhp I really like this series. It‘s a little dark though. 9mo
AlaMich Philip Kerr‘s Berlin Noir trilogy 9mo
xicanti I second @Doughtah 's rec, which is for my very favourite book, and also push 9mo
TrishB Anything by Sharon Penman 👍🏻 9mo
robinb I second @Laughterhp ‘s suggestion! Dark but good series! 😊 9mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Totally agree, Sharon Penman is my favourite. I love the Welsh Princes Trilogy but all wonderful. 9mo
Andrew65 Also love these three by Barbara Erskine. A Kingdom of Shadows, Child of the Phoenix and Lady of Hay. 9mo
Andrew65 Elizabeth Chadwick is also excellent, especially 9mo
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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I just got my final #FeedAReader package from @AllenTStClair today! Thank you so much!!!!! I can't wait to make the Mac n cheese a s Potato Soup! And thank you for all these books!!! 😱😱
I am so excited to read the tagged book. 💙💙💙

Anyone read any of these? Can't wait to check them all out!

MinDea @marywag08 I just ordered your items and hope to send out next week after Christmas! I will do my best to get it to you before the end of the year and not be a complete failure! 😆😆 9mo
AllenTStClair I hope you liked everything. I was so bogged down and just picked 3 off your list that I knew were awesome. 🤣 Merry Christmas! 9mo
marywag08 Don‘t stress, @MinDea It‘s fine if it‘s late! (edited) 9mo
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Doughtah I havent read any of em, but ive seen The Last Black Unicorn a lot this past year! I hope u have fun reading em all! 😃 9mo
Bookjunkie57 I loved Tiffany‘s book. She has a beautiful spirit. 9mo
MinDea @AllenTStClair Yes! I am so excited for all 3 of them and will definitely try your recipes! Thanks again. And thank you so much for participating in this swap! 9mo
MinDea Thanks @marywag08 💙 9mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Starting this one tonight!
#MonthaofZusak #AuthorAMonth

#CatsOfLitsy #Shadow has claimed this box as his and it now sits in the middle of our living/dining room and he sits in it like this for hours at a time 😆😆😆 @Zelma #Shippy

Zelma See, Shadow already knows this is a good one. 😻 9mo
BridgetteM So excited! I‘m starting it Saturday! 9mo
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Amor4Libros @MinDea I might start this weekend. I have quite a few books I want to get to this month, and this one might get pushed again 9mo
hgrimes How‘s that guy doing?? 9mo
CaroPi I will start tomorrow (hopefully) 9mo
MinDea @hgrimes he is doing OK! He seems to have perked up and is doing a lot better these last few weeks. How are your kitties doing? I just got your card. Thank you so much. It's so cute! 💙 I totally failed this year and didn't send cards to anyone! 😩 9mo
julesG I'm halfway through this one. Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone. 😉 9mo
BookwormAHN I loved this one and it was completely out of my comfort zone 😺 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Shadows such a cutie. 9mo
Leniverse Eep! Are we reading that this month? 😂 I don‘t stand a chance. I‘ll have to postpone it. Again. 😜 9mo
hgrimes @MinDea I‘m so happy he is doing well! That‘s the best news! My kitties are undignified little miscreants who believe everything is a toy, including the Christmas tree, wrapped gifts NOT addressed to them, and used tampons they dig out of the trash! I‘m sending them away to Abu Dhabi. 9mo
AlaMich Wow, Shadow has a very long attention span! Our cats have always been like, “BOX! Must sit in the box, must—oh, look, a dust bunny! Must chase the dust bunny!” And then they never play with the box again. 9mo
MinDea @AlaMich Shadow LOVES boxes. And just flat items that he can sit on. I think it's his job to sit in them or on them. 😆😆😆 9mo
MinDea @hgrimes ?????? he has been acting atad aggressive in his old age. Yesterday my boyfriend walked by him and bit him ? (not hard but enough that he shouldn't do that!) And a friend was dog sitting for us a few months ago and he ran across the room and like "attacked" him". And he has been sort of mean to Burley. Not sure what is going on there. Worried he doesn't feel good but hiding it well.. ? 9mo
hgrimes @MinDea awwwwww poor old grump! My cat, Odinn got super moody and unpredictable in his senior years. I found it entertaining! Other people did not! But he had no teeth and the dude was like 20, so I let him do whatever made him happy. 9mo
Andrew65 Brilliant book! Enjoy. (edited) 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Why did your boyfriend bite him! 😳🤣 9mo
MinDea @Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 9mo
AlaMich Sometimes I think if their eyesight and hearing start to decline, they get startled and scared easily. So they “defend” themselves by attacking. 9mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I have completed 2/3 stories from this book finally! I didn't really like the first one but enjoyed the second one. Excited for the third one!
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea @Coleen_Nieto how are you doing with this one? 9mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I haven't found much time to read lately. I'm still working on the first book. It's a little disjointed I think. 9mo
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Whoops! | Louise Batchelor
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🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

RainyDayReading I‘ve been running into this too! Not sure what‘s going on. 9mo
Megabooks Same here! 9mo
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Pickpick

Finally was able to sit down and finish this one! I really enjoyed it and feel there is so much to discuss! 😱 Anyone else already read this or currently reading it?
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

Blueberry Loved it....even more the second time I read it. It also had a great discussion at my bookclub. 9mo
MinDea @Blueberry this would make a great book club pick! 9mo
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Tove_Reads I will read it this week. 9mo
MinDea @Tove_Reads Great! Excited to discuss it! 9mo
AlaMich Hi Burley!! 🐶❤️ 9mo
MinDea @AlaMich 💙 👋 He hasn't been feeling well all weekend. Poor little guy. ☹️ 9mo
AlaMich @MinDea Oh no! Tell him I hope he feels better soon! 9mo
Buechersuechtling @MinDea I read that one years ago and I really liked it. For me it was so much better than “The Book Thief”, that everyone but me seems to be crazy in love with. 9mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I hope your little guy feels better soon. 9mo
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Starting this one tonight for #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfZusak! Anyone started this one yet? #Burley has been so sleepy and snuggly all day!
@EadieB

Joanne1 I loved this one. Let me know what you think. 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I like your cover better than mine lol. But I really enjoyed this book! 9mo
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Starting this one tomorrow!
#AudioBookCommute #AudioBook #Humor

Anyone read this? Thoughts?

MinDea @Soubhiville have you read this book? Did you like it? 9mo
MirrorMask I liked her second book more. 9mo
TheWordJar Read it and loved it! Enjoy! 9mo
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Bookjunkie57 I loved it. I hope you enjoy! 9mo
MinDea Awesome @TheWordJar @Bookjunkie57! @MirrorMask I'll probably check out her second book too! 9mo
toric I just finished this maybe a week ago! I thought it was a very fun entertaining listen but nothing earth shattering. I hope you enjoy 😊 9mo
MinDea @toric I started it this morning and I am enjoying it! I am not the biggest Mindy Kaling fan but I think I will like her book! 9mo
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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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Pickpick

Fantastic! Absolutely loved it. She's the best.

I am liking listening to humor audiobooks on my commute! I think this is the new norm for me.

Thanks for the recommendation guys!

MinDea @Amandajoy @JHgotham @Soubhiville @hermyknee @Sresendez12 @JoyBlue @Lauram So good guys. I found myself laughing out loud! Loved it. 9mo
KathyWheeler I loved Amy Poehler‘s memoir in audio too. 9mo
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MinDea I have that on Libby right now. Might try that one or Aziz Ansari's... 9mo
Larkken Agreed! The books just sound so right when they read their own memoirs. 9mo
Amandajoy Awesome! Glad you enjoyed the audio! 9mo
KathyWheeler @MinDea Yes. I actually really laughed out loud several times while listening to it. 9mo
JoyBlue @MinDea Yay! 😀 9mo
GypsyKat I loved this book!!! 9mo
Joyfulmimi I am gonna try the humor audio books. Thanks! 9mo
MinDea @Joyfulmimi 👏👏👏 let me know what you listent to. I'm always looking for a good one to listen to! 9mo
Joyfulmimi I will but I think I will start with this one @MinDea 9mo
donnamartinreads I love her and this book! 8mo
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The Last Battle | C. S. Lewis
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Happy #HumpDayPost!
Only 2 more days of my conference! Wahoo!

1. ☝️☝️☝️😆😆😆 (French bulldog + meme)
Such a Frenchie look on his face! 😆😆😆
Also, why does he want to come IN to poop? 😆😆😆
2. My lamp
3. Uhhhh... young adult....🤔
4. Yesterday! I made Tater Tot Casserole! 😋
5. Big. Fat. Nope.

Susanita That face! 9mo
AmyG Hahaha. 9mo
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Outsider | Stephen King
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Did you guys see this?!?!? 😱😱 I guess I better read it soon! 😆
Anyone else excited about it? Supposedly Jason Bateman is directing the first 2 episodes!

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.denofgeek.com/us/tv/hbo/274213/stephen-king-tv-se...

sprainedbrain Oooooooh! How exciting! 9mo
MinDea @sprainedbrain have you read it yet? 9mo
sprainedbrain @MinDea yep, one of my favorite books read this year. ❤️ 9mo
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MinDea @sprainedbrain 😱 Makes me want to run off and read it! 9mo
sprainedbrain @MinDea Have you read the Mr. Mercedes series? I would almost recommend reading that first, but it‘s not absolutely required. 😃 9mo
MinDea @sprainedbrain I haven't! It is on my TBR though. Maybe I'll do that and start that series since my boyfriend has commandeered my copy of this book! 😆😆😆 9mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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Reading more of this one for #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfZusak.
@EadieB

#Chloe is unimpressed by her lack of strings in bed. 😆 #CatsOfLitsy #TuxedoKittiesOfLitsy @mcipher

Literary_Siren Pretty girl! 😻 9mo
MinDea Thank you @Literary_Siren! She's a sweet girl. 💙 9mo
Cinfhen She‘s so cute 🥰 9mo
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JaneyWaneyB She's so cute, that pink nose 😍 9mo
glitterkitty459 omg!! 😍😻😻 9mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I got to chapter 6 last night! 9mo
mcipher Awww, she looks unhappy with your life choices - book and not toy?!?! Poor girl! 😂 9mo
MinDea 😆😆😆 @mcipher. She dragged her string all the way downstairs and so when we went to bed there was no string! She was disappointed for sure. 9mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea no progress the last two days 🤔 hopefully this weekend! 9mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I just finished the first novella. How are you liking it so far? Have you read any of his other books? I am not really loving it. 😒 But I want to know what happens... 😆😆 9mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Announcing January's #AuthorAMonth: JOHN BOYNE!
How it works: Comment below with the book(s) you would like to read so I can tag you in future #MonthOfBoyne posts. During the month of January read any book by John Boyne. When you post tag #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfBoyne @MinDea & @EadieB! We will not be doing reading schedules. Just read at your own pace and be ready to join the discussion on the 31st!

Who's in?!? 🙋

ShelfRighteous I would like to read Crippen and The Thief of Time 🙋‍♀️ 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm I think I will read this, which is on my TBR for so long 9mo
ChasingOm 🙋🏻‍♀️ Sounds like time to finally read my copy of 9mo
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MinDea Yay @ShelfRighteous @erzascarletbookgasm & @ChasingOm (The Heart's Invisible Furies was my favorite read last year 💙)!!! 9mo
ShelfRighteous @MinDea I'll check that one out! 9mo
MinDea @ShelfRighteous 👏👏👏 I hope you love it as much as I did! 9mo
ShelfRighteous @MinDea I checked it out. I think I'll read all three now. Thankyou for bringing my attention to this author. Looking forward to reading his books☺ 9mo
MinDea I plan to read a few. 9mo
MinDea Or this one 9mo
BookwormAHN I'm torn between Crippen, This House is Haunted and A Ladder to the Sky. I may be reading a lot of John Boyne in January 🙋🏼‍♀️ 9mo
sprainedbrain Sign me up please! I may read Crippen or This House is Haunted as well, but I definitely plan to read this one in January: 9mo
Amiable I'm just now finishing up "The Heart's Invisible Furies," so I'd be in for "A Ladder to the Sky, "A History of Loneliness" or "The House of Special Purpose" for January. (edited) 9mo
Soubhiville Yay! I have The Boy in Striped Pajamas on my TBR shelf, and I‘m interested in reading more by him if I like that. I loved THIF. 9mo
JamieArc I‘m going to finally read The Heart‘s Invisible Furies that you sent me 😊 9mo
MinDea Yay! I hope you love it @JamieArc! 9mo
MinDea @Soubhiville I am in the same boat! I loved THIF and want to see if I like his other work. 9mo
MinDea @Amiable @sprainedbrain @BookwormAHN yay! I'll mark you down and keep track of what you guys end up reading to tag you in those discussions! 9mo
erinreads @Amiable The House of Special Purpose is so good! Definitely my favorite after The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. 9mo
erinreads YES. I‘m hoping to get to The Absolutist, This House is Haunted and Stay Where You Are and Then Leave in January. 9mo
Amiable @erinreads Good to know! I just downloaded all three of the ones I mentioned, so I am going to get to all of them at some point! And also-- "The Absolutist" was one if my favorite reads this year. It's sooo good... (edited) 9mo
peaknit 🙋🏻‍♀️I just started A Ladder to The Sky, loved The Hearts Invisible Furies, The Absolutist and History of Loneliness. 9mo
Andrew65 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️ So many great books. Only read 3 so far but all brilliant. 9mo
Andrew65 @MinDea A Ladder to the Sky was brilliant. 9mo
Andrew65 @Soubhiville Enjoy The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, so cleverly written and a special book. (edited) 9mo
Andrew65 @Amiable The Absolutist would most probably be my favourite so far. 9mo
Soubhiville Yay! Thanks for the reminder! I‘m going to put it on my nightstand so I don‘t forget 😊 9mo
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Wishful Thinking | Melissa Hill
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Anyone else wish that when you bought a book you got it in all formats (physical, audio and ebook)? I so wish I had an ebook of my physical book so I could read it on my phone right now. 😆😆
#WishfulThinking

Robothugs Audiobook. Pop one headphone in 👀 “just affirmations to help me through the day” 9mo
MinDea @Robothugs 😆😆😆😆 I don't have my book on audio! 9mo
Robothugs Damn it all!! 😂 9mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto I read a book during almost every lecture in college for all the extra classes not directly related to my major that I had to take. Marketing. Business management. LOL. I‘d open up the kindle app on my laptop and read the entire period. 🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 9mo
MinDea @Ashley_Nicoletto 😆😆 We aren't allowed to have our computers open during the conference so it's be sort of obvious! 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MinDea 🤣🤣 Dang it. Look at all the Littens coming up with ideas. Readers unite. 9mo
Literary_Siren I usually have a book in both physical and ebook format. Sometimes audiobook too. You never know when you‘re going to be bored out of your mind and need a book. You could also start a new ebook, if you don‘t have it in both formats. 9mo
MinDea @Literary_Siren that's a good idea. I have an audio and physical. I may need to start an ebook too! 9mo
rather_be_reading all the time! 9mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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Starting this one tonight! I'm getting a head start because I have been so slow at reading! @Coleen_Nieto are you still planning to read this book too?


#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

EadieB Can you break it down to a reading schedule and tag the people that were interested in reading it? @MinDea (edited) 10mo
MinDea Hey @Eadie. I was hoping that this would be a "relaxed" buddy read of just reading a book by the author of the month so I wasn't planning on making any sort of schedule. Hope that's OK! 10mo
EadieB @MinDea That‘s fine if that‘s how you want to do it. 10mo
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Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I do plan to read this, but lately I don't seem to have time to do anything but work 🤗 10mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I totally understand! I have not had much time reading either. I look forward to talking about the book with you when we both finish it! I think we were the only 2 who had mentioned wanting to read this book by Zusak. 10mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I'm putting underdogs in my bag so I'll be carrying it around with me at least. Lol 10mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I've been doing the same the last couple days but have yet to be able to start it. 😆 10mo
Coleen_Nieto I read the forward this morning! 10mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto 👏👏👏👏 10mo
JenlovesJT47 Hey! Just wanted to let you know I‘m late on my Sept-Oct FeedAReader but I‘m working on it and the last one as well and should have both of them sent out soon. Sorry for the delay! 9mo
MinDea @JenlovesJT47 No worries! Thanks for letting me know! 9mo
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#NotBookRelated BUT look!!!! So handsome! 💙💙
#Burley #DogsOfLitsy

Librariana Paw 😍 My 😍 Gosh 😍 WHO is this dapper fella?? SO cute!! 10mo
MinDea @Librariana This is my 7 month old French Bulldog, Burley! We just got him this hoodie and he isn't sure how he feels about it. 😆😆😆 10mo
ElishaLovesBooks He‘s so cute! 10mo
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OrangeMooseReads That sweater! He‘s so cute 10mo
mrozzz 😍😍😍 10mo
Librariana @Mindea, please reassure Monsieur Burley that this is one of the best fashion decision his paw-rents have ever made for him and he looks phenomenal! But if y'all ever wanna put him in like a pageboy hat, a sweater vest, and a bowtie, he'd look SO fabulous!! 😍💙🐶 10mo
MinDea @Librariana 😆😆😆 10mo
Megabooks Cutie pie! 😍😍 10mo
AnansiGirl Handsome boy 😍 10mo
nelehelen 😍😍😍 10mo
TrishB Awwww 💕 10mo
Burghbookaddict ❤❤❤ 10mo
Eggbeater Great choice! He looks like a calendar dog. 😍 10mo
TK421 That is one dapper pup! He looks quite proper. 10mo
MinDea Thank you @TK421! 10mo
Purrfectpages Adorable! 10mo
tonyahoswalt I agree with @TK421 ! I was just about to say how dapper Burley looked when I saw his comment. 10mo
rather_be_reading omg 😍 9mo
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I am so glad that I finally read this series for the first time this year. I really enjoyed it. 💙💙

TheReadingMermaid I love this series as well. My favorite was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. But I have to say I'm really mad at CS Lewis for the way that he ended the series. I personally think it's the worst ending ever for a series and for a book. ☹️ 10mo
JamieArc Congratulations! 🎉 10mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @TheReadingMermaid I think it's a wonderful ending! Interested in why you think it's awful 😊 10mo
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LiterRohde The ending makes perfect sense if you believe the Christian theology of Revelation - how the world will end, how to get to Heaven, who will get to Heaven, etc. If not, I‘m sure it seems cruel and brutal. Especially in today‘s world where everyone is right, unless you don‘t agree that everyone is right. 10mo
MinDea Thanks @JamieArc! 10mo
MinDea @LiterRohde I completely agree with you. The beginning and the ending is very Christian theology. It made perfect sense to me and I got it. CS Lewis is known as a Christian writer so to me I was not surprised by the ending. I think whether you agree with Christianity is a whole different thing but that is what CS Lewis wrote about! 10mo
MinDea @TheReadingMermaid Why did you dislike the ending? 10mo
mydearwatson @TheReadingMermaid Are you talking about what he did to Susan? 10mo
mydearwatson I don‘t think it‘s the worst ending ever, but it is an odd choice to end a children‘s series with a bunch of death. 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @MinDea @mydearwatson I know it's an unpopular opinion. I thought that the way he ended it with the characters dying was terrible. In the book it's like "oh you know that bump you felt? By the way you're dead. You're all dead." Lol I was like "WTF???" ??? 10mo
mydearwatson @TheReadingMermaid Yeah, that‘s a really weird way to end a series, especially a children‘s series :-\. I mean, I get the Biblical stuff, but still... 10mo
LiterRohde @MinDea My original post sounded kind of harsh, I‘m sure. But that is all I was trying to say. He, because of his theology, had a very narrow view of what is right. So, based on his theology, it makes sense. And although I understand it because I grew up in the thick of this same belief system, whether I believe it all as an adult is another story. Figuring it all out is difficult in today‘s world where any beliefs that are exclusionary are bad. (edited) 10mo
MinDea @LiterRohde it really didn't! I totally knew (and agree) with what you were saying. It honestly made complete sense to me now understanding what all these books really were about. 10mo
MinDea @mydearwatson @TheReadingMermaid for kids I don't think it actually says they're all dead...so I'm not sure they understand it to mean that. I think as adults we understand the meaning of the first and last books and what Aslan represents throughout the series; that Christianity is deeply rooted in this series and all CS Lewis' books. But it definitely does not explicitly say all these characters are dead. 10mo
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#Chloe getting her nightly playtime in and #Burley sitting in his bed in the background (😆😆😆) @mcipher #CatsOfLitsy

Trying to finish this one up but have had 100 pages to go since Friday. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Very unlike me but #TheStruggleIsReal to stay awake lately 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴 #AdultingIsHard

julesG The yellow string! 😍 10mo
AlaMich Good action shot!! 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I love how Burley is just chillin in the background. 😂 10mo
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MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker hahaha. He is looking on trying to decide if he wants to be involved in Chloe's playing or go to sleep cause he was tired. 😆😆😆 10mo
MinDea @JulesG it is her favorite! She carries it around with her. So adorable. 10mo
mcipher Action shot! Love it! 😻 10mo
DebinHawaii That face! 🐱❤️ 3mo
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You Again | Mary Burns
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Happy #HumpDayPost
1. ☝️☝️☝️☝️ (This is our front porch. We woke up to seeing this on our camera one morning back in June...)
Don't forget to post a caption on other HumpDayPosts!!!
2. Lame answer: Home
Fun answer: France (Loire Valley, Lyon, Marseille, Paris) 💙
3. Lasagna!
4. 🍷🍫🐈🐕🐈👨‍🦲
5. Yes, yes and yes!

Have a lovely rest of the week! I hope ya'll are enjoying your reading time!

bookcollecter Are those the "Black-eyed Children" I've heard about? Scary right? 10mo
julesG "So this is where it happened?" 10mo
BookwormAHN Here comes Damien! 10mo
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TrishB We don‘t have any books to sell... 10mo
TrishB @BookwormAHN yes!! Brilliant one 😁 10mo
Burghbookaddict I can't come up with a good caption bc that kid is scaring me 😳 10mo
Lcsmcat “No, you ring the bell. I rang it at the last house.” 10mo
Kaye “What a glorious morning ! Do you know the world could end at any moment ? Are you prepared ? Take this pamphlet “ .....................it‘s your turn, Fredrick. That‘s what you say to get your foot in the door. Bring the kid to make us look better. Gotta recruit more folks for our Flock. 10mo
OrangeMooseReads “Now Damien just act like a normal kid. We don‘t want to spook the new neighbors” 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage “Damien, this is where your new mommy and daddy live. Just be nice while we talk them into keeping you.” ... And I LOVE that your camera is named Wall-E! 🤣🤣 10mo
MinDea Oh my gosh you guys! Have me cracking up! @bookcollecter @julesG @BookwormAHN @TrishB @Lcsmcat @OrangeMooseReads @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love that you guys name him Damien in all of these! 😂😂😂😂 10mo
MinDea Yes! And the home base is called Eve! @BarbaraTheBibliophage 10mo
MinDea @Kaye you are horribly close to the truth of what this really was! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MinDea 🤣🤣🤣 We need to up our name game at my house!! 10mo
MinDea @BurghBookAddict 😆😆😆We totally said this is a scene from a horror movie! It looks so creepy! 10mo
TrishB This post won the internet today 😁❤️ 10mo
TheKidUpstairs This looks like it could be a scene from 10mo
julesG This is really creepy. And I'd like to know what those men and the creepy boy were up to. Wall-E and Eve is cute! 10mo
Kaye @MinDea I‘m well experienced in those people showing up at our door. They always travel in twos and drag a kid along. They‘re like cockroaches. You never get rid of them. I‘ve done everything but call the cops. That‘ll be next. If i want to attend church there‘s one 2 minutes‘ walk from my house that doesn‘t tell me to prepare for World‘s End. AND doesn‘t hand out Grape Koolaid. (edited) 10mo
hgrimes Meanwhile, somewhere in Paris: “KEVIN!” 10mo
SilversReviews Who were they? 10mo
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MinDea
Bossypants | Tina Fey
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Started this today on my drive in to work. Loving it so far!
#Audiobook

MinDea Thanks for the recommendation @Amandajoy @JHgotham @Soubhiville @hermyknee @Sresendez12 @JoyBlue! I love that she is the narrator! 10mo
Soubhiville Awesome! I hope it has you cracking up like it did me 🤣 10mo
Lauram Perfect choice for driving! 10mo
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MinDea
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Mehso-so

Listened to this on audio. I didn't love it. Not sure if it was JD Vance's narration that added to it but I honestly couldn't wait to be done with it. I thought as a memoir it was alright, but the sweeping comments and broader over-generalizations he made bothered me a little. 🤷🏽‍♀️ #UnpopularOpinion #RealLifeBookClubPick

BridgetteM I totally agree! The memoir portions were really good, but his social commentary rubbed me the wrong way. 10mo
Daisey I wouldn‘t consider this an unpopular opinion. It matches with many of the reviews I‘ve seen and pretty much what I thought about it as well. 10mo
MinDea @Daisy You might be right! After I posted my review I read other people's reviews of it and it seems I am not in the minority here. I thought it was received better than it appears it has been based on other people's recommendations and ravings about this book. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 10mo
AlaMich I bailed on the audio after about two chapters. Vance was not a good narrator, IMO, and I was rather bored. 10mo
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