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Mommamanzi

Mommamanzi

Joined September 2016

Mother of three. I'm dependent on all things coffee.Adore tea.Book hoarder. Jigsaw puzzle enthusiast. Potter Head.
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Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
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Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
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I can not WAIT for Haiden to get home from school today. Gearing him up for the summer. We had so much fun looking through the graphic novels on #bookoutlet #summerreadingpreteenstyle #superhero

Avanders 😍 😍 3d
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In Darkling Wood | Emma Carroll
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When your bathbomb makes your bath water ALMOST the same color as your current read 😍📚.

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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What a beautifully written story. I highly recommend this read. ❤️📚

Aleida Is it YA? 5d
kgriffith I‘m sold 😊 5d
JSW I love this series so hard. ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this series! 5d
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Wallbanger | Alice Clayton
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Watching another storm roll while reading and waiting on my oldest to get out of guitar lessons. From the first page I was hooked. So far it‘s a steamy little book that reads like a romantic comedy from the early 2000. I‘m loving it!!!

baes I‘ve seen this on a lot of people‘s TBR list recently. I‘m intrigued...not typically my genre. 2w
Kimberlone This is such a great book, and I don‘t read a lot of romance! 2w
Jen_Reads I really enjoyed this one a lot. 2w
julesG It's funny and steamy. The cat and the neighbour's girlfriend. 😂😂😂 2w
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Don‘t mind Roman, it‘s no pants Friday (actually he just discovered how to unbutton and lose his pants, usually right before we head out the door 🤦🏻‍♀️) we LOVE the cookies! They are so yummy. I can‘t wait to try the coffee, I‘m in love with my notebooks, cup, and new book. You always outdo yourself. Thank you so much!!!#coffeebeanbookclub

Avanders 😍 such a lovely package! 😍Also... it‘s not no-pants Friday? I should... be right back.... 😁😜 (edited) 2w
MommyOfTwo I hope you enjoy Dark Matter, I loved it! (edited) 2w
MommyOfTwo @avanders 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Avanders @MommyOfTwo 🤣🤣😁😘 2w
Clwojick That coffee mug is adorable. 2w
BethM Love the kid 😂Dark Matter is super good! 2w
Gissy ☺️😍❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Coffeehouse Angel | Suzanne Selfors
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It‘s a good day in the Manzi household! @MommyOfTwo you‘re awesome. Can‘t wait to open this baby up!

MommyOfTwo Yay! 2w
BethM They‘re so pretty always! 2w
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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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April‘s brought showers and lots of blue while May brings all these beautiful flowers! Technically “floral” is not a color but it is for this month haha. #readmorefloral #mayflowerreads #floralisacolorthismonth

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Some Girls Bite | Chloe Neill
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Do yourself a favor and pick this up today for your ereader!

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Beautiful tea towel, great socks, and the best Easter chocolates PLUS an awesome cozie mystery. I love our group so much! @MommyOfTwo #coffeebeanbookclub

MommyOfTwo I love it too! 1mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ 1mo
BethM Cute socks! 1mo
tpixie That towel is adorable I wonder where @MommyOfTwo got it! (edited) 1mo
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The Boy Who Knew Everything | Victoria Forester
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#Coffeebeanbookclub @MommyOfTwo I could not get a photo without chubby little hands grab grabbing. SOMEONE got into the candy chocolates and we LOVE them! Thank you so much for the amazing coffee, book, and the BEYOND COOL magnets you made us!!!

MommyOfTwo Glad you you like everything! 1mo
tpixie Just ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Aussie Easter Hat Parade | Colin Buchanan
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Guess what came! @MommyOfTwo I am so greatful to have ‘met‘ you through our group. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Putting the crazy (chocolate wasted) toddler in his high chair so I can snap a picture of all the amazing ness that‘s inside this box!

BethM I adore her drawings and look forward to seeing them! 1mo
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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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April showers bring May flowers! April‘s tbr color is BLUE!!! #bluebooks #apriltbr #bluebookstack

tpixie Wow! Quite the stack!!! 💙💙💙 2mo
Avanders Oooh pretty! 2mo
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This little dude and I had such an awesome morning. We dropped brother and sister off at school then went to the book store. It was buy one get one for the cookies so we HAD to get cookies... as well as a(nother) Dino book. Happy birthday to the sweetest Dino loving 3 year old in the world! ❤️❤️❤️

robinb Awww, such a cutie! Enjoy those special one-on-one moments! Happy 3rd Birthday to your sweetie pie! 🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈 (edited) 2mo
mrsmarch It‘s a great day for a birthday! 🎂 2mo
NovelGirl82 Awww! Happy birthday to him!!! 2mo
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whatshesreadingnow Happy 3rd Birthday to your little guy!! 🎂🎉🎈 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Happy 🦕🦖Birthday!! 2mo
ScientistSam So cute! Happy birthday 🎂 2mo
Gissy Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎊🎈🎈🎈 2mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 Happy birthday to him!! 2mo
tpixie Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎂🎈 Roman! (edited) 2mo
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Before She Ignites | Jodi Meadows
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My #bookoutlethaul that arrived yesterday!

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Bunny's Book Club | Annie Silvestro
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Penelope and Roman got new books today. We sat down and read this one right away, Penny LOVED it. I enjoyed it as well. Roman was upset that there were not dinos at the library haha.

Soubhiville So cute! You‘re a lucky mommy! 2mo
Gissy So cute! ✨💖💖💖💖 2mo
tracey38 Adorable 💜💜 2mo
tpixie 💚🐰📚 2mo
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Life After Coffee | Virginia Franken
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@MommyOfTwo this is probably my fav box this year. I love that this holiday means so much to you as well. Thank you for the new book and all the fun goodies! #happymarch #coffeebeanbookclub #readgreen

MommyOfTwo I saw your post the other day about St. Patrick‘s Day and knew you would like this package🙂 2mo
Dolly Ah ha! I think I have it figured out🤔You sent me Wolf Hall! Thank you! I want to read it right now. “Somebody stop me!” 2mo
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St. Patrick's Day | Anne Rockwell
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As always @MommyOfTwo drew up another great box for our #Coffeebeanbookclub ❤️

BethM She‘s so talented! 2mo
MommyOfTwo Did you open it yet?! Lol 2mo
Mommamanzi @MommyOfTwo I did but Roman emptied his bowl of rice in his hair and jammies so we had to take a second bath before bed haha. Thank you so much!!!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
MommyOfTwo Oh no! 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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My March tbr color is GOLD! St. Patrick‘s Day is a special day for me because that‘s the day my husband asked me to marry him (through a fairytale book) so why not celebrate one of my favorite months with a pot of gold at the end of ...my tbr pile? Ok ok that was totally corny haha. #marchtbr #goldbooks

LazyDays What an awesome cover!! 3mo
LazyDays Beautiful story💗 3mo
Soubhiville I‘ve never done a color themed TBR. I like the way you think, And May have to try it! 3mo
janeycanuck Ooh, I love that you pick your books based on colour, that‘s so fun!! 3mo
MommyOfTwo The Wonderling is a cute book 3mo
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Treated myself! So excited about these. What‘s your favorite cover?!

Ashley_Nicoletto I love the cover for the girl with glass feet and I haven‘t heard of this one yet. Looking it up now. 3mo
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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QUESTION for parents/teachers...or really anyone who has an opinion or insight in the matter.
I picked up these two books for my almost 13 year old son (he is reading at a 12th grade level). The subject matter of Dear Martin is pretty deep but something I think his eyes should be open to BUT there is cursing and the N word in it. Would you cover the words, have a talk about the words, or wait til he is older to read it?

jpmcwisemorgan Not a parent or teacher - I feel like this is an opportunity for you to discuss this with your son. He‘s probably already heard at least the cursing. Covering up words makes it seem like there‘s something to hide and sometimes when parents make a big deal about things, whatever it is becomes a bigger deal than it really might be. 3mo
TrishB I found my daughter reading my GoT books at 13....I‘m very liberal and think the sooner they can discuss these issues the better! But I don‘t know your son and don‘t like to tell anyone how to parent. (edited) 3mo
jpmcwisemorgan And reading a book with deep or important content and having you to talk to can be really good. I think a lot of parents miss out on those opportunities because they don‘t read or pay attention to what they‘re kids are reading. 3mo
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jpmcwisemorgan But to the point made by @TrishB you know your son best and what he can handle. 3mo
bridge12 I recently had this discussion, most studies show that race discussions should probably start around 3-8 y/o. What age do black kids get these terms thrown their way, or are aware they are treated differently. So if black/brown kids are aware of this stuff at your kids age it‘s “fair” for your kid to know as well 🤷🏼‍♀️ Granted I don‘t have children and your mom instinct is much greater than mine. Either way, a good resource is westories.org 3mo
JacqMac I say talk about it. My kids were also advanced readers. I found that if the subject of a book was too heavy for them they would bail on their own anyway. I always think it‘s better to talk about it then to pretend it doesn‘t happen. Books give you a good opportunity to talk about the hard things. That being said, you know your kid and what is best for him, better than anyone. 3mo
jessinikkip I was always an advanced reader and in our house, I got to choose my own books at about his age, regardless of language but my mom and grandma always had an open mind and listening ear to talk it over. I think its good to expose children to different views and even different language as long as youre there to talk it over. But ultimately you know your kids and what they can handle. 3mo
Tamra My vote is to talk about it. With my kids who are in fact are black, we are frank and open. I would be cautious though if my kids had triggers. (edited) 3mo
CouronneDhiver Talk about it ... but you know your child best, so if it‘s better that the talk wait another year or two, that‘s fine too. I wish my parents would have been as open with me, as a child, as they are now. 3mo
everlocalwest I love, loved Dear Martin and think Nic Stone writes about race in in an amazing and nuanced way (this book handles the reality of micro aggressions so well!). That being said though, I would recommend Ghost Boys over Dear Martin for a 12yo learning about about race and police violence. I think if you are worried about language there may be other themes in here he is not ready for as well. I hope this makes sense... 3mo
sammisho Depends on the kid but I would let my daughter who is 12 read it. I feel like books like this would be a great way to open up discussions and I am a strong believer is not sugar coating things. But again, it does depend on the maturity of the kid. The N word being used in this context is not just for value, but to highlight real life, important issues. 3mo
sammisho @bridge12 great point. Black family here, so we had to have those open discussions early. 3mo
ravenlee My kid is only five, but when we encounter stuff that I consider inappropriate (I‘m looking at you, Little House books), I pause and tell her that today these kinds of attitudes are not okay, but people used to think they were. I would do something similar before handing her a book to read on her own - there are words in here that people shouldn‘t use, but sometimes they do and it‘s important to understand that. Discussion to follow. 3mo
Peddler410 Use the book to have a conversation with your son. I‘ve read Dear Martin and I work in a middle school. Let him read it or read it as mother/son read along and have conversations as you go. 3mo
HippieChickHomeschool Absolutely read it and talk about it. That‘s the beauty of reading, imo. 3mo
megnews I agree with @ravenlee & others who said use it as an opportunity to discuss. My personal stance has been (similar to @bridge12 ) if kids have gone through these experiences more privileged kids will survive reading about them. You of course have to follow your conscience but I strongly feel if a child is not ready to read certain words, they shouldn‘t read the book. I would not black out the words because that feels like censorship to me. 3mo
LibrarianRyan I would have a talk about the words. Odds are he has already heard them somewhere and I think it helps to put personal meaning behind them. 3mo
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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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Still one of my favorite covers of all times! And a few of my plant babies decided they wanted to say hi as well. #floralbooks #plantsoflitsy

Tanisha_A 😍 Beautiful! 3mo
Suet624 Beautiful photo! 3mo
kspenmoll Such a lovely photo! 3mo
tpixie lovely photo!!! 2mo
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Took Haiden out of school early so we could all spend the afternoon/evening with Harry Potter at Universal and eat at the Three Broomsticks. Im so happy that my children have a love for reading and Harry Potter just like I do, and a husband who puts up with us haha. Happy early Vday!!!

Bookzombie So cute! 3mo
Tanisha_A Lovely! 3mo
tpixie Miss Penelope is so growing up!!!! 💖 I love the food at Three Broomsticks🧹 3mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 3mo
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Spring Cleaning | Jeff Campbell
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Round 3 of my spring cleaning. Help me make room in this house before my husband does it for me lol.
Comment with the one you would like! (U.S. only please).
DO YOU WANT ONE?!

BethM Ooo yes! 3mo
Elma I would like The Rose & The Dagger, please. 3mo
Bookzombie If it‘s still available, I would like The Cannibals of Candyland. 🍭 3mo
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Mommamanzi @Elma and @Bookzombie send me your full mailing address and I‘ll send them on out to you. Nicoleorlando@hotmail.com 3mo
Elma @Mommamanzi Thanks so much! Address sent. 3mo
Bookzombie @Mommamanzi Thank you! E-mail sent. 🙂 3mo
Avanders 😯 have you read the cannibals of candyland? 🤭😁 3mo
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Spring Cleaning | Jeff Campbell
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Round two of my spring cleaning give away. My fav book out of these was All In Pieces. If you would like one of these comment below (US only please)
PLEASE HELP CLEAR MY SHELVES!!!!

KrystleTheBookSlayer Jane and the 12 days of Christmas...I'm a sucker for anything Jane Austen related ❤😊 3mo
Mommamanzi @KrystleTheBookSlayer email me your full name and mailing address and I‘ll send it out to you! 😀 3mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @Mommamanzi thank you! I will email you in a couple of minutes. 3mo
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Spring Cleaning | Jeff Campbell
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Who would like one of these?!
I‘m starting to spring clean! Comment below if you would like one of these! (US only please) @Slajaunie thank you for the great idea and doing so first!

Carolyn11215 My honey loves all things Zombie so would be happy to take Zombology off your hands. 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
jessinikkip I am in desparate need of a new copy of Goblet of Fire 3mo
Mommamanzi @Literary_Siren @Carolyn11215 and @jessinikkip send me your full name and mailing address and I will send them on to you. Nicoleorlando@hotmail.com thank you for giving them a new home! 3mo
Carolyn11215 @Mommamanzi will send to you shortly! 3mo
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Oh my goooosh. Just finished a cup of @MommyOfTwo hot cocoa recipe and it was SO good. I‘ve only ever made from the packets so I was a little intimidated but it was so much fun (and super easy) to make. I love all my vday things as well. Thank you, you‘re amazing as always. While opening this months #coffeebeanbookclub box Roman decided to help himself to a blue cupcake haha.

MommyOfTwo Yay! 3mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Ohhhh, what's the recipe? @MommyOfTwo 3mo
MommyOfTwo @MaleficentBookDragon sorry I got distracted when I first read this and it just dawned on me I dint answer. 3mo
MommyOfTwo Oops hit send by accident. For hot chocolate heat 1 cup of milk(don‘t boil) in a mug put 1/3 cup chocolate chips, pour milk over and stir. I prefer dark chocolate, you may want to add a little sugar depends how you like it. You can also add a peppermint candy for extra flavor. The chocolate you can also adjust, I don‘t think my cups are ever the same because I just eyeball it. @MaleficentBookDragon (edited) 3mo
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Our February 2019 book color is RED! #readingtherainbow2019 #readingred #februarytbr

Avanders Oooh pretty 😍 4mo
BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Gissy Beautiful photo! 😍👌 4mo
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A Deadly Grind | Victoria Hamilton
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There are two sleeping toddlers behind this book haha! Only a few pages in and I already love the main character. This may be my next #coffeebeanbookclub read! #ilovecozies

NovelGirl82 I have that on my tbr! It looks super cute. 4mo
Mommamanzi @NovelGirl82 do you own it? If not, when I‘m done I‘ll gladly send it your way! 4mo
ferskner Haha the look on that dog's face! 4mo
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NovelGirl82 I don‘t! That would be amazing! Thank you so much! 4mo
Mommamanzi @NovelGirl82 email me your full name and mailing address and I‘ll get it out to you. Just finished it! 3mo
NovelGirl82 Yay! How was it?! Can you send me your email address? Mine's tiffykreeves@gmail.com. 3mo
Mommamanzi @NovelGirl82 🤦🏻‍♀️duuuh nicole! Haha I just emailed you. 3mo
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Paper Valentine | Brenna Yovanoff
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Started Paper Valentine today just in time for me to enjoy before Valentine‘s Day!!! I‘m so in love with the cover. #valentinesread2019

MuddyPuddle It‘s definitely a cool cover. 4mo
Avanders Sooo pretty... 3mo
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@MommyOfTwo omg that muuuuug 😍😍😍. Thank you thank you!!! I love the coffee and chocolate as well and so excited to dive into this book! #coffeebeanbookclub

Soubhiville What a great mug!!! 4mo
MommyOfTwo Yea, you‘re welcome! (edited) 4mo
Tanisha_A I love such earthy looking mugs! 😍 4mo
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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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I may have done a bad thing (or 21) on Boxing Day .... thanks #bookoutlet #firstbookhaulof2019

Melissa_J You‘re in good company 😂 4mo
EH2018 Just got mine in too..had to hide em from the bf...was such a good deal tho! 😎 4mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. I missed the sale by two hours. 4mo
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Cailey_Mac Nice haul! No judgment here 😅🙌🏼📚📚📚 4mo
tpixie Great #bookhaul 4mo
Avanders Ooooh 😍😍 4mo
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Beasts Made of Night | Tochi Onyebuchi
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Starting January 2019 with (sort of) WHITE!

LeslieO Pretty stack! 5mo
tpixie It‘s a perfect snowy ❄️ ⛄️ color!! Gotta bring snow to Florida any way you can! 5mo
Chrissyreadit That is so pretty! 4mo
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I treated myself for accomplishing my goals! I‘m sad to finish off the Jackaby series. So very excited to pick up where I left off with the most amazing series ever with Tower of Dawn... annnnd as most of you know, I am a total sucker for Fairy tales so I had to get a couple new ones. The Grimm book made me drool.😍😍😍

tpixie Great covers, esp the Grimm! 5mo
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The New Years Party | R.L. Stine
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108 books in 1 year! 8 books past my goal and I am so proud of myself. I‘m excited for 2019 as I will be trying something new. My children will pick a color each month, that month I can only read books of that color or with that color in the title. 🥳

Heatherfeather Wow! Good on ya! 5mo
squirrelbrain Sounds like an exciting challenge! Let us know if you need any help picking books! 5mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!!!! 5mo
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Bookladylinda Great job!!!! 5mo
CrowCAH Congrats 🎉 5mo
GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚 5mo
Gissy 📚📚📚Congratulations! 👏👏👏👏 5mo
Avanders 🥳🥳🥳🥳 4mo
MommyOfTwo Wow the color thing could get tricky 4mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Thank you so much! I can‘t wait to dive in (to both the chocolate and book lol)!!!

kellyann28 You are very welcome! I added that book to my TBR, it looked interesting! 5mo
rabbitprincess Crunch bars are the best!!! 5mo
tracey38 Oooh, Crunch Bars! 5mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Oh my GOSH, I am beyond BEYOND blown away with this package. Thank you so much for so many awesome books, such fun cross stitch patterns, and amazing goodies. You outdid yourself to the extreme!

KimM Love the cross stitch patterns! 5mo
vkois88 I'm SO glad you like it all!!! I love my package, I just need to take pics ❤❤❤ It was a blast getting everything together. I made the little needle minder, but I forgot to explain the mascara wand in my card... so when you make mistakes & have to take stitches out, you know how it'll sometimes leave fuzzies? I've had really good luck getting them out by lightly brushing the wand over it 🤗 Just a quick & easy tip if you didn't know about it lol 5mo
vkois88 And thank you again for participating! 5mo
tpixie @vkois88 great tip!! 5mo
vkois88 @tpixie 😊😊😊 5mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Got a special delivery from @ReadingRover I am currently trying to track the kids down to get my stuff back haha. Thank you so much. The mermaid book made me swoon!!!!

ReadingRover Yay! I‘m glad it made it there before Christmas. I hope you like everything. I couldn‘t resist Hagrid! He was on super sale! 😝 5mo
ReadingRover And omg that mermaid book was beautiful!!! 5mo
tracey38 Hagrid is awesome! 5mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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@kellyann28 something special arrived today and is now under the tree.
Also, mine was sent out today. My husband has become my mail man because I still don‘t have my strength after back to back kidney infections. #Jolabokaflodswap

kellyann28 Oh my gosh, I'm sorry to hear about your kidney infections! You are one strong woman! I hope you feel better soon ❤🎄 5mo
AmyG Hope you are feeling better soon! 5mo
IamIamIam Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!! 5mo
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Avanders 🙏🏽💙💙💙 5mo
Wife Feel better! 🌹 Thank goodness for #HusbandsOfLitsy !❤️ 5mo
tpixie Hope you‘re feeling better! Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎁 5mo
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@MommyOfTwo thank you so much for another amazing #Coffeebeanbookclub package. I‘m so excited about this book. I‘m not going to lie, half the chocolates are gone. THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much!

MommyOfTwo Glad you liked it all. I‘m glad the chocolates are good. I almost ordered a box for myself too. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Just checking to see if you saw the post I tagged you in? I was trying to find out if you had received the last #JuniorReaders package I sent a few weeks ago? 5mo
Mommamanzi @4thhouseontheleft I‘m so sorry, I thought I had responded to the comment (knowing me I didn‘t push send). Yes we did, thank you. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft That‘s ok! I hadn‘t heard from you in a while, so I just wanted to make sure! 5mo
Callemarie @Mommamanzi I just wanted to touch base because I hadn't received the next book. I always get paranoid during the holidays of packages going missing so I just wanted to let you know I hadn't gotten mine yet 5mo
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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Well y‘all, I did it! 100 books read in 11 months. December I‘m going to take it easy on my reading because we all know December is a CRAZY month!
#yayididit #100booksin2018

Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 6mo
RadicalReader @Mommamanzi congratulations you are a ravenous reader 6mo
sebrittain 🎉🎉🎉 Congrats! 6mo
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Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 6mo
Callemarie I'm going to be lucky at hit 60.. 15 short of my goal. Get it girl 6mo
julesG 👏👏👏 6mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
BridgetteM Yay! Congrats! 🎉🎊🎈 6mo
WeeWeegieBookworm Woohoo! Congrats 🎉🎉 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👏👏 6mo
Owlizabeth Congrats! I‘m at 98, only two more to go!! 6mo
irre 🎉🎉👏👏 6mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 6mo
Gissy 🎉🎊👏👏👏👏👏Amazing! With three kids! That is a mission accomplished! 6mo
Avanders 🎊🎊🥇🏆👏🏽 5mo
tpixie Incredible!!! 5mo
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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HELP! Littens, this pre teen is reading (and eating) me out of house and home. I‘m at a loss as to what to funnel his way for him to read. He‘s (a young and innocent minded) 12 year old with a 12th grade reading level. Can any of y‘all recommend books with a male main character with little to no cussing or sexy time.
Thank you all in advance!

Literary_Siren Hmmmm that‘s tough. Has he read the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings? The series I‘m reading now is good, The Book of Never. Below is another good one. 6mo
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inthegreensandblues When I was around that age I really liked Dean Koontz. And Hercule Poirot mysteries. 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa My nephew also loved The Series of Unfortunate Events, he loved the word play and unexpected dilemmas in that one 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa He also loved the old Boxcar kids books, I found a bunch on eBay at the time for him and Goosebumps books. 6mo
Jadams1776 My niece is the same - she‘s really into historical fiction right now. She loved Eragon and asked for the Lord of the Rings books for Christmas. 6mo
Mommamanzi @Literary_Siren he has read the Hobbit he is a little intimidated by LOTR. I bet if I got them for his kindle though he wouldn‘t think of how big they are? Hmm. Thank you! 6mo
emtobiasz Kids at my library (both genders) are obsessed with this series: 6mo
TheSpineView My grandson read TLOR at 8 and loved it. He likes fantasy stories with dragons and really liked Ann McCaffrey's dragon rider series. Also The Summoner Series that starts with The Novice. 6mo
Literary_Siren Or you could get trade back books. They look thinner. 6mo
BridgetteM The Michael Vey series is pretty good! 6mo
Dragon The Queen‘s Thief series. Starts with 6mo
Dragon Or maybe a classic 6mo
BookHoarder32 Has he read the Jurassic Park books? 6mo
Amiable My son devoured the "Wheel of Time" series by Robert Jordan at that age. Also perhaps the "Eragon" trilogy? (edited) 6mo
ravenlee Anne McCaffrey‘s Dragonriders of Pern series; Brian Jacques‘ Redwall series; Ender‘s Game? (can‘t personally vouch for that one); Ursula LeGuon‘s Wizard of Earthsea series 6mo
cathysaid Maybe this is a place to start? The end of the article mentions some resources for further investigation. https://bookpage.com/the-book-case/20248-15-books-advanced-middle-school-readers 6mo
BookFreakOut The Ranger's Apprentice series has a lot of books and a few companion series so that could be good if he reads fast, the first isn't particularly long but they get bigger and the characters grow up while maintaining fully clean content. Also love the Redwall books. I see someone suggested Ender's Game, which is my favorite book but uh not innocent at all 6mo
LiteraryinLititz Has he read anything by Jason Reynolds? He has written several awesome books with teenage male main characters: All American Boys, Ghost, etc. They often deal with race and class issues but I don‘t picture them having romance. Also, how about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime? I also agree with the suggestion of Agatha Christie books with Poirot and Hastings in them. (edited) 6mo
Peddler410 I can only speak to book one 6mo
LibrarianRyan James Bond series but clean for the first 2 books. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Series. As you get further in the series they don‘t stay clean. The series was done but Horowitz has picked it up again 6mo
LibrarianRyan Others have already said this but excellent series. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Great series but please forget the movie exists. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Series with classic movie monsters in the modern world. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Series. Horror/thriller but ohhhh so good. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Almost anything by Roland Smith 6mo
Chrissyreadit If you need more tag me- I can ask my 14 yo for his favorites beyond what I tagged. We had the same problem. 6mo
sammisho This is a great series! Male and female POV 6mo
sammisho Love this one! 6mo
RainyDayReading I second whoever suggested The Rangers Apprentice series by John Flanagan and The Bartimaeus trilogy by Johnathon Stroud. Maybe also look into this series: 6mo
Avanders Wow you have a lot of great suggestions!! I haven't read them, but I think this series might be good (Grisham): (edited) 6mo
TheDaysGoBy The How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell 6mo
Tianarose I have the same problem with my 11 year old daughter! 6mo
BethM This series 6mo
Mommamanzi @LibrarianRyan I finally got around to looking up all the books your recommended. Thank you so much! He‘s only read the Summoner (he loved it) so these are great. Thank you!!!! 5mo
Mommamanzi @LiteraryinLititz we will look into Jason Reynolds! He has read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Thank you!!! 5mo
LiteraryinLititz @Mommamanzi I just read an awesome book with a male main character and no romance: 5mo
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December 2018 tbr stack. Can‘t believe next week is the last month of the year! Totally contemplating putting a few gifts under the tree right now BUT that may be too much temptation for the little ones (and let‘s face it, the husband too).

Gissy How are you doing? 6mo
Avanders What a well-curated selection! 6mo
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The Wicked Will Rise | Danielle Paige
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Good news and bad news. Good news-I finished book number 98. Bad news- I finished it while waiting at the Dr, I have a kidney infection. Even worse news- there is a huge probability to having stones as well. Now I get to wait more for a CT scan. Maybe I‘ll get to book number 99? Prayers and positive vibes sent over this way are much appreciated. This is some no joke pain.

BookNAround Ugh. I hope the infection clears quickly and any stones pass ASAP. 6mo
BookishBlonde12 Oh no!! 6mo
Librarybelle Sending positive vibes your way! 6mo
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LeahBergen Oh no! Sending ❤️❤️! 6mo
BethM Oh no! Lots of love and prayers your way. 6mo
Mollyanna Sending positive thoughts! Hope you recover quickly! 6mo
Jas16 Sending positive thoughts ❤️ 6mo
Birdsong28 Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️😘📚📖 6mo
CouronneDhiver Kidney pain is totally “no joke” pain... a family member gets stones and, when he does, he‘s in agony! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Oh - and feel better very soon! Keeping you on my prayer list this week 6mo
annkuch13 Passing stones or getting them removed is no fun. Sending good vibes that everything goes quickly and smoothly!! 6mo
Gissy I hope you get well soon without any complication. You will read your 99 and few more! 😘 6mo
tracey38 I'm so sorry! I hope you recover quickly. That is no fun. Hugs! 6mo
Readerann ❤️ 6mo
Avanders Ooooooh 😞😞😞 Why does life work this way? 🥺 I hope you have quick, painless recovery! 🙏🏽♥️🙏🏽 6mo
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Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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@Avanders you are hands down the kindest person I have ever known. You‘re a selfless giver and you always know just the right time to check in. I don‘t know how you keep up with it all. We have never met but you know more about me than people who have known me for years.I am truly blessed to have you in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

AmyG 💕 6mo
Avanders Aww 🥰🥰🥰 Feeling's mutual!! ♥️♥️ 6mo
Mollyanna @Avanders is so wonderful! What a package ❤️ 6mo
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Avanders @Mollyanna aww back atcha! 🤗🥰🤗🥰 6mo
BethM How lovely! She‘s the best! 6mo
tpixie @Avanders such wonderful #BookishTreats ! @Mommamanzi This is a sweet retelling 6mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yes @Avanders is the best! I am so happy I've met both of you. 6mo
Avanders @BethM @tpixie @MaleficentBookDragon I feel the same way about you three!! ♥️🥰♥️ 6mo
BethM @Avanders 😘 6mo
tpixie @Avanders 🥰🥰🥰 6mo
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Murder Past Due | Miranda James
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Ok, I can do this. 6 more books until I reach my goal. 😬 #100readin2018 #onlyat94 #dopicturebookscount?

Avanders Picture books totally count 😜😘 6mo
MeganAnn You can do it!!! And yes picture books definitely count. Especially the ones you have to read over and over every night before bed because they are favorites... reading a picture book a hundred times is just like reading a chapter book right?! 😉🤷‍♀️😂 6mo
sammisho You can do it!!! 6mo
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Avanders Check your front door/porch 😁👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😁 6mo
Avanders (Sorry I get really excited 😄) 6mo
tpixie Awesomeness!! 6mo
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#Coffeebeanbookclub is one of my fav things in the world! Thank you @MommyOfTwo for an amazing package (as always).

RavenLovelyReads There‘s a coffee book club?!?! How does one join?? 6mo
MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome!!! 6mo
Avanders Meeee threeee 🤗🤗 6mo
tpixie I want to be your neighbor & share all of our books! Hmm I‘d have to move the grandkids too! 6mo
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Time change. A toddlers moms worst enemy. Thank God for coffee!

LA_Mead Yup. I feel your pain! 6mo
Tamra Yes, but much worse in the spring. 😴 It‘s just so ridiculous in today‘s world. Most of us are not agrarian and if you want to schedule your life around the sun, feel free! Haha, it‘s a pet peeve. 6mo
tpixie Lol great cup! I know. The time change messes with bedtimes so much I wish we would quit doing it! 6mo
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Murder Past Due | Miranda James
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My November tbr stack. Where did the year go y‘all?! #novembertbr2018

Amiable I was just talking with a coworker about that! How is it November already?? 7mo
tpixie Time is flying! I love your candy corn person! 6mo
Avanders I love the fall art 🤗🤗 6mo
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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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October 2018 tbr stack.
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vkois88 I actually really liked the tagged book! And the top book on the stack is high up on my want list! 8mo
kgriffith I also liked the tagged book, though more in retrospect than while reading it. 8mo
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StellaDz Love Anno Dracula!! 8mo
Avanders I hope you guys have somewhere safe to be!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 7mo
Avanders Just checking in again.. I know it was really bad - hope everyone and everything is safe and sound! 🙏🏽💖 7mo
Mommamanzi @Avanders we are all safe! Thank you for checking in! 7mo
Avanders So happy to hear it 😅😘💖 7mo
Avanders Just saying hi again 💖🤗 Hope everything is lovely and you're just really busy w all good things ☺️😘 7mo
Mommamanzi @Avanders I wish I lived by you to pop in, have a cup of coffee, and give you a big hug. 7mo
Avanders @Mommamanzi that would be a lovely day!! ☕️🤗 7mo
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Oh my WOW!!! Thank you @MommyOfTwo I‘m so in love with my Halloween goodies. The kids and I split the s‘mores popcorn already and it was to die for!!! The candle smells amazing. Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! #coffeebeanbookclub #octobercoffeebeanbookclub2018

MommyOfTwo Glad you like it all! 8mo
BethM Awesome! @MommyOfTwo where are you located? That popcorn is made locally in my town. 8mo
MommyOfTwo @BethM Fond du Lac,Wi 8mo
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BethM @MommyOfTwo me too! And @Jennick2004 as well! I'll be organizing another WI Litsy Meet Up come later winter or spring. We usually meet in Madison. There's 20 or so of us from WI. 8mo
Jennick2004 @BethM Amy is my best friend :) (@mommyoftwo) 8mo
BethM @Jennick2004 and here I am thinking I made another Fondy discovery connection 😂 8mo
Jennick2004 🤣💜 8mo
Jennick2004 PS random, but aren‘t you Candy‘s sister? 8mo
Jennick2004 @Mommamanzi sorry I didn‘t even realize I took over your comments 🤣😝 8mo
BethM @Jennick2004 no, my sister is named Katie. 8mo
MommyOfTwo @BethM @Bookartbookmarks is also from here and she has an Etsy shop with awesome bookmarks she makes! 8mo
Bookartbookmarks @MommyOfTwo @bethm that is so crazy. Fdl here!!!! 8mo
Bookartbookmarks @BethM I‘d love to meet up with everybody!! 8mo
Bookartbookmarks @MommyOfTwo @bethm I just met a bookstagrammer from eden (?) or Lomira. Can‘t remember. I‘ll have to get her to join Litsy. 8mo
BethM @Bookartbookmarks I'm in Eden 😱what a small world! Yes we'll have to do a small Fondy gathering! 8mo
tpixie Great gifting! @MommyOfTwo 6mo
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