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Joined September 2017

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." - Lemony Snicket www.goodreads.com/Morr_Books greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com
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The Last Stone by Mark Bowden
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Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
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Different Seasons by Stephen King
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Fight Club: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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A big thank you @erzascarletbookgasm !!! Got this wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday. So excited! #bookmail #litsylove #jb

erzascarletbookgasm Yay! I hope you‘ll enjoy reading it! 1w
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Really enjoyed this book. Interesting characters and great writing. Finished this yesterday on audio during a wonderful walk in the sunshine! #audiowalk #litsywalkers

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Decided to stop for breakfast snacks before starting the deweys readathon this morning. I'm all for supporting local businesses, especially when they feed me donuts and kolaches.

TheLibrarian My mouth may be drooling right now 🤤 2mo
AmyG Yum! 2mo
BooksAndTea97 How do people choose? I would want a sample of everything they sell. 2mo
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JaclynW Oh my! 😍 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Holy moly! 😋 2mo
LauraBrook Hello, yes, I would like one of everything, please and thank you. 🤤 2mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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I read this book as part of my IRL book club. It was a quick, fun read, but I didn't love it. It was a bit too simplistic for my taste. Plus, I normally don't read sci-fi, so maybe this is just an example of why this genre is not for me. Overall, my book club loved it & discussed many interesting topics in the book. For the full review & book club points: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/book-club-review-all-sys...

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Do any of you listen to the By the Book podcast? They absolutely hated this book, but I thought it was rather eye-opening and useful. I express my thoughts, personal anecdotes, and respond to By the Book's criticisms. Also, I would like to state that if a self-help book is doing you more harm than good, stop reading it! https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/book-review-the-four-agr...

BillyH I don‘t know I felt about this book. I loved it and hated it. The general concept and idea of the book was great, with eye opening visualizations of how we construct and make since of our reality and consciousness. I think what got me was the tone of the book and the use of words like black magic and poison. 2mo
Morr_Books @BillyH Totally understand that the tone could cause ppl problems. I think I made an active decision to focus on the concepts. I think the use of words like black magic, etc. comes directly from the Toltec belief structure. 2mo
annahenke Love the By the Book podcast! 2mo
Cathythoughts Love the cover 2mo
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Started my month of reading David McCullough. Saw this book on the creation of the Panama Canal and thought it would be interesting. It was a bit less interesting than I had hoped but was narrated by Edward Herrmann, which made my #audiowalk enjoyable. #litsywalkers

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Surprisingly I knew nothing of the Borden murders or the trial of Lizzie Borden, so this was a great read for me. The author did a fantastic job of really helping you experience the riveting courtroom drama. This was a well-written and fascinating true crime story. Full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/book-review-the-trial-of...

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I don't normally read books about business, but this was such a fascinating story. The author did a wonderful job of sucking me into the story immediately. Made for a great listen for #litsywalkers. Here is my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/book-review-bad-blood/

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Just realized that I haven't reviewed some books on Litsy in a while, so I'm gonna do that today. I read as much as I could of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in February and really loved her writing. Americanah was my absolute favorite & my favorite read of 2019 so far. Full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/reading-chimamanda-ngozi...

Abby2 Me too! I put the feminist letter book in stockings on Christmas. 2mo
Morr_Books @Abby2 That is a great idea! 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Completed the #twelveintwo readthon. Glad I did it! Finished two books and finally started my book club read for this week! Thanks @Samplergal !

whatshesreadingnow Way to go! 👏🏻 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My readathon starts now! #twelveintwo @Samplergal

Samplergal You got this! 3mo
Morr_Books Thanks @Samplergal ! I appreciate you putting this together! 3mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Check out this awesome #giveaway by @TheSpineView !! Congrats on the milestone!!! #50KLoveLitsy

TheSpineView Good luck! 3mo
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Wasn't planning on doing #Nonfiction2019 but apparently I'm reading a lot of nonfiction right now including this one that has been on my shelf for more than a decade. #MountTBR Glad I finally read it! It is the most comprehensive look at the Korean War I've read. Here's my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/book-review-the-coldest-...

Amiable I‘ve often contemplated picking this one up —good to know you think it‘s worth the effort. 3mo
Bookwormjillk I enjoyed this one too. 3mo
Morr_Books @Amiable It reads a bit like a text book and contains so many people that I couldn't keep them all straight but I learned so much, especially in regards to US relations with that part of the world (China, Russia, North Korea etc.). 3mo
Amiable @Morr_Books I‘m in the middle of reading David McCullough‘s biography of Harry Truman right now, so I totally understand what you mean! 3mo
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Went for a nice walk this week on the only day where it hasn't been raining, foggy and gloomy in what seems like forever. This book provides a good baseline to help you focus more of your time on things you value. Here is my full review where I list some of the steps suggested in the book: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/book-review-manage-your-... #litsywalkers @kaye

RachelO Pretty fountain! 3mo
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I received this ARC from NetGalley. It was not what I expected at all but it was still amazing. It was an intensely dramatic way to tell the story of true crime, war, and conflict in Northern Ireland. For full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/book-review-say-nothing/

swishandflick I'm so jealous!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this 😭 3mo
Morr_Books @swishandflick It was not at all what I expected but I thought it was brilliant nonetheless. I still can't stop thinking about it. 3mo
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Just got this in the mail! Super excited to start this as soon as I can! #truecrime #bookmail

TimSpalding For a moment, I thought the book was called "The Girls are Gone YAAAAASSSS!" :) 3mo
Morr_Books @TimSpalding lol good point. Poorly placed YAAASSSSSS! 3mo
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"When in doubt, go to the library." Finished this audiobook for the #HPBuddyRead while on a nice walk. #litsywalkers

Kaye 🌟 3mo
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My favorite Ruth Ware book so far. A little bit of Rebecca, Talented Mr. Ripley and Agatha Christie all rolled into one mysterious story. Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/book-club-review-the-dea...

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this too. I want to read more of hers. I have In A Dark Dark Wood waiting for me. 3mo
Morr_Books @erzascarletbookgasm In A Dark Dark Wood is the only one of hers I haven't read yet, but I have it and have heard good things. 3mo
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Valentine's Day | Lesley Zobian
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After a long day at work yesterday, my husband surprised me with a wonderful Valentine's Day evening filled with cupcakes, books, a lobster dinner and the best white russians. It was lovely! Hope you all had an amazing Valentine's Day too! 💕

erzascarletbookgasm A very agreeable evening! 💖📚🦞 🥃🧁👏 3mo
CouronneDhiver Ooo! Very nice 👌🏽 3mo
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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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Was a little late finishing the NetGalley ARC, but I really enjoyed it. I thought the premise was going to lead to a pretty simplistic plot, but the author did well in coming up with some twists and turns. Here is my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/book-review-she-lies-in-...

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I walked to get coffee today. I hope this counts as a Store Sign toward the #litsywalkers bingo. Fun audiobook too. @kaye

Kaye Very good Sarah ! Yep this counts. Great job on your first bingo and your walk. Glad you enjoyed your audiobook 🌷 3mo
Kaye BINGO- store sign 3mo
DarcysMom 👍👍😁 3mo
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Hanging out at a cafe in downtown Houston, getting some quality reading in while waiting for my husband to finish giving his Physics talk. Best way to start a Saturday.

kricheal Cute bookmark, they are my latest obsession! 3mo
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Thursday | Mary Lindeen
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Hey everyone!
Twitter @Morr_Books
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/Morr_Books
Blog: greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com
#hellothursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 I followed! ☺️ 3mo
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Twice Blessed: A Novel | Ninotchka Rosca
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This week I got #bookmail! It's been so exciting. Thank you so so much @AmyG & @Jas16 !!! ❤📚
#jb

Jas16 Hope you enjoy! 3mo
AmyG I agree with @Jas16! 3mo
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I finished this audiobook while taking a walk break at work. Maybe self-help books are just not for me. I think this book would be great for people who are already a little creative in their lives. I wanted this book to help inspire a more creative side of myself, but it fell short of doing that. The conclusion was the beat part. See full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/book-review-big-magic/ #litsywalkers @kaye

Kaye Beautiful flowers 💐 🌺. Too bad you didn‘t enjoy the book as much. Great that you got out for a walk though. 🌟 3mo
RachelO Nice review 👍 3mo
DarcysMom The flowers are lovely! 3mo
Wife 🌹 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Got this ARC from book riot. It was a quick read. I read it over the weekend. I had an issue with the conclusion and was a bit confused by the timeline throughout the book, so I think in the end it fell flat for me. My full review is here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/book-review-the-silent-p...

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Not a bad way to spend date night - Harry Potter symphony! #HPBuddyRead

JennyM Enjoy!!!! 😊 4mo
Kdgordon88 💕💕💕 My daughter and I are going to the Oregon symphony HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban in a couple of weeks. (edited) 4mo
AnneCecilie Enjoy 😊 4mo
tracey38 How fun! I always thought this would be a great experience. 4mo
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On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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This book, graciously given to me by @Chili (thank you!), was a great way to end a wonderful month of reading Zadie Smith. I completed White Teeth, Swing Time, Feel Free and On Beauty. For a full review of all of these, check out my post https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/reading-zadie-smith-janu...

Chili @Morr_Books You are very welcome. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 😁 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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After waiting anxiously for months for my library hold of Michelle Obama's Becoming, I finally got it this week. I started listening to it and was loving it. Just realized that my Libby app returned it while I was sleeping even though I had 10 more days to complete it. Nooooooo!!!! What a terrible way to start my day. 😭😭😭

kstadt929 Oh noooo 😱 4mo
riversong153 What the heck?! You should give Libby a slap! 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag That is unfortunate 😧 4mo
AnansiGirl Why Libby why did you go and do something like that? 🥺 4mo
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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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1. 59 degrees ( I'm still a wisconsinite but days like this I'm pretty happy to not live there anymore )
2. 80 degrees
3. 75 degrees
4. Reading on the beach or by the pool in 80 degree weather with sun and a light breeze
5. I tagged an obvious choice but I'm more of a summer seasonal reading than a winter seasonal reading
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wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 4mo
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Blind date | Marelle Boersma
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Awesome giveaway @REPollock !!! I had two blind dates before tinder when you met people online. I took a friend with me on the first one, but I went alone on the second - I was a bit reckless. Don't do that! He seemed nice but was much older than me. I found out that he kinda preyed on young ladies.

I'm open to a blind date with any genre! 📚❤
#BlindDate

REPollock Thank you for entering my giveaway! Eesh, skeevy old online mack-daddies. 😳 4mo
Morr_Books @REPollock I know right... 4mo
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I decided that it was finally time to reread Harry Potter. Thanks #HPBuddyRead for giving me the excuse. I am listening to the audiobooks for the first time that my sister-in-law has been insisting I do for a while. I am enjoying it a lot. The narrator even sang the Hogwarts song. So fun! Looking forward to Thursday's discussion. @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Yahz! ✨💕✨ 4mo
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As a Jane Austen fan, I'm pretty skeptical of modern retellings, as I don't feel they often do Austen justice. However, this one is wonderful and brilliant. It became available to the public last week. Here is my full review: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/book-review-unmarriageab.... I definitely recommend it. #NetGalley #ARC

LoverofLit @sammisho One to add to your list 😘 4mo
sammisho Ooooooooohhhhhhhh!!!! 4mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Congrats @Nessavamusic on your milestones!!!🎉🎉 I've tagged the book I most want to read right now. #20k1kGiveaway

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Fun Times: The Adventures of Broughton Bear | Susan Atkinson-Keen, Nancy W. Patterson
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Just under the wire, but I did it! What a great weekend of reading! #24in48

DGRachel Congrats! 4mo
Bookish.SAM Congrats 👏👏👏 4mo
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Julsmarshall Yay! 🎊🎉 4mo
Eyelit Wonderful! 4mo
sacrilecious Congrats!!! 4mo
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sprainedbrain Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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mariaku21 Congrats!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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Feel Free: Essays | Zadie Smith
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I really meant to post this a few hours ago. I finished another book thanks to #24in48! It is my third Zadie Smith book this month, and my first essay collection. I really enjoyed it!

readordierachel I really liked this one too! 4mo
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Hour 36 Food-related challenge! After my years of living in Italy, it has to be Italian-themed. #24in48

MrBook Love your lay-out! 4mo
Morr_Books @MrBook Thanks!😊 4mo
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Goodnight, Me | Andrew Daddo
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Had a wonderfully full day of reading. I'm going to bed now and will continue the good times tomorrow! #24in48

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Feel Free: Essays | Zadie Smith
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More than 1/4 through #24in48. Decided to get up and move, while there was a break in the rain. The sun even decided to come out a bit!

Kaye 🌟 4mo
Wife 🌹 4mo
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Finished my first book of #24in48. The narrator was a lazy, rude, & downright nasty human being. The things she said to her friend were just awful. Plus, it must be nice to have the privilege to spend months & months watching television while in a pill-induced daze in NYC. I couldn't relate at all, because even if I could financially take a year off work/life, I think I would still treat human being and especially myself better than she did. 👎

Godmotherx5 Why is it so hard for people to be nice? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Morr_Books @Godmotherx5 Right??!!! 4mo
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On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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Up early and read to begin the readathon! Pictured is the introduction line to the book I'm reading for the first challenge. Good luck to all those participating!#24in48

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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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mabell Congrats on being a new aunt! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah. If your husbands name is Sheldon, I will die forever happy. 🤓🤓 4mo
Morr_Books @mabell Thanks!!💕 4mo
Morr_Books @LibrarianRyan Lol..sadly it is not but that is one of our favorite shows 4mo
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Ann Rule was truly a brilliant true crime writer. This is another great read for any of you true crimers. Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/book-review-green-river-...

KathyWheeler I don‘t know if I just wasn‘t in the mood or what, but I found this boring and never finished it. In Cold Blood was like that for me too, though; I started it 10 times over several years before I finally actually read and loved it. I think I‘m going to have to go back to this one and start again. 4mo
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Security almost didn't let me in to the Justin Timberlake concert, because I had my Kindle in my purse. (WTH? Is this a new policy I missed while I was living oversees?) The woman said, "I guess if you want to read, go ahead and read." Thank you for that and I did - there was plenty of time for reading between the acts. Has this every happened to any of y'all?

JaclynW No! Oh my goodness! I carry my Kindle in my purse always. I've had security ask me if I really thought I was going to read it... YES I say! 4mo
Cortg Weird! Especially since everyone has a smart phone and can record the show if they want. 4mo
AmyG An iphone is worse as it takes flash picures. A kindle does nothing but let you read. 😳 (yes @cortg ) (edited) 4mo
ReadZenRites Well, it IS said that a well- read woman is a dangerous thing. 😁 4mo
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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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I have some #JB catching up to do! Letters going out on Tuesday. You guys are awesome! ❤❤❤

Kaye It‘s been really busy again lately ! That‘s a good thing. The #jb group is alive and well. Our new member @catebutler likes a busy mailbox. Let‘s see if we can all make sure she has one this week. 😁 4mo
catebutler @kaye I‘m already receiving a warm welcome here on Litsy, thank you! And a full mailbox of snail mail, will be keeping me on my toes. 🥰 4mo
Kaye Enjoy , @catebutler This is a terrific group of people. They all deserve golden stars. 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hello @catebutler !👋👋I'll always remember your gorgeous book nook! ❤️😊 4mo
catebutler @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you, Jee! So excited to get to know you and the rest of the #jb gang better!! 💓 4mo
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1. My 2018 stats show that my reading is all over the board, but I can narrow it down to three: classics, mystery/thriller & true crime
2. Falling from heights
3. Tornado chaser
4. 70°F
5. 👋
#friyayintro @howjessreads

JenlovesJT47 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 4mo
Itchyfeetreader Tornado chaser!! I have a friend who says she would love to take a sabbatical and do this. 😂 4mo
readingjedi Tornado chaser?! Well, dang, my ambitions We're disappointingly low-key! 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
readingjedi Apologies for the the we're/were disgrace. 4mo
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The Coroner's Lunch | Colin Cotterill
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This book had everything I look for in a mystery and more - a cast of likable, and at times humorous, characters; a thrilling mystery plot that kept you guessing to the end; a descriptive setting with a glimpse into life and culture in Laos during the 1970s; and even a little bit of fantasy. Great read. Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/book-club-review-the-cor...

TiredLibrarian I love this series! 4mo
Morr_Books @TiredLibrarian I'm excited about continuing the series. I hear there will be another book out later this year. 💕 4mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I absolutely loved this book! My favorite read so far this year! Find my full review here: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/book-review-the-library-...

Mitch It‘s so good, isn‘t it. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
catebutler I‘m starting this soon! So happy you enjoyed it!! 4mo
Morr_Books @Mitch Amazing. Just loved it!💕 4mo
Morr_Books @catebutler Have fun! Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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1. Teleport - would love to never have to set foot in another airport
2. Almost done with the tagged book ❤
3. Many including reading goals, house projects, walk/run more & plan a trip to Ireland
4. Just finished Schitts Creek (so funny) & continuing with Criminal Minds
5.👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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Starting #boutofbooks week with these two books! Hoping to have time to read even though I had to go back to work today and got a lovely cold from my husband. 📚🤧🤒