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This book was at once frustrating and fascinating because Ann Rule is so neutral for most of it. She finished the first edition before Bundy made his confessions. So the book lacks any sense of horror, anguish or digust, and it does not get into too many details of his crimes or even into his background. However, it somehow really is a fascinating look at Bundy's adult life and crimes. Really well written, and not your typical true crime book.

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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
Mehso-so

The narrator was so good that every time she voiced a child whining or screaming I felt like jumping out a window. The first 2-3 hours are excruciating, as they are basically in real time. Alice's story was interesting and not too predictable, which was nice. I also liked that the supporting characters had full stories of their own. Especially Alice's sister, Elizabeth, who is not just there to tell the reader what Alice forgot. A tad too long.

No_One *I listened to the Audible audiobook. 10mo
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I loved this one! I'ma true crime fan, and this was such a good, thorough read. I started it the week after the GSK was caught.

catherine2 I‘m reading it now! 11mo
Smartypants @No_One shocker! I also loved this book! What a great gift she gave so many families before her untimely passing. 11mo
No_One @catherine2 Let us know what you think about it! 😊 11mo
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No_One @Smartypants haha, we do agree on the good books! Yes, she put so much work into it. And I had goosebumps reading the last few pages, knowing what we know now. 11mo
catherine2 It‘s very interesting but I had to put it down for a few days because it was scaring me!! 11mo
No_One @catherine2 I agree! I read at bedtime and I had nightmares for 2-3 nights. I had to read something else for a few days in between! 11mo
Ashley6 I‘m on hold for the audiobook on Libby but it‘s available soon! Can‘t wait! 11mo
No_One @Ashley6 oooh! Enjoy! 🙂 11mo
Thousand-Lives Just starting this one on audio! 11mo
No_One @Thousand-Lives 👍🏼 I hope you love it! 11mo
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love it but I could not figure why Eleanor was so unrealistically incredibly clueless about everything. I really need to stop reading such hyped books, as more and more they are disappointing.

Smartypants I was also disappointed in this book, I don‘t think I even finished it. I wanted to like it so very badly. 11mo
No_One @Smartypants oh me too, exactly!! The description made me feel like I would love it and then..... 😕. 11mo
Smartypants @No_One right? I seem not to like the favorites as much as others. Another one I didn‘t care for was 11mo
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No_One @Smartypants oh wow, thanks for this tip! I don't mean to sound like a snob, but lately, when it says "New York Times Bestseller!!" the books have not been very good! I'm expecting better. Oh well. Different books for different people, I guess! ? 11mo
Smartypants @No_One you like what you like! I used to push through and force myself to complete books I didn‘t like. This year, I told myself there are too many good books to read to be reading a book I‘m not fond of. It was very freeing to not finish some that I couldn‘t stand! 11mo
No_One @Smartypants you know what, I need to do this more. I have only a handful of "abandoned" books and I'm sacrificing some serious time with really good books! You've inspired me! ??? 11mo
Smartypants @No_One aww! That‘s the sweetest thing to say. ❤️. The perfectionist in me wouldn‘t let me NOT finish books and then I just let it go. I still try to determine if it‘s truly that I don‘t like it vs. my headspace that day or is it a topic I‘m struggling with (ie. Self-Help) if it is simply I just can‘t get into it, I let it go. It feels good to do so. I challenge you to let 5 books go before the end of the year! It‘s the #unreadingchallenge 11mo
No_One @Smartypants lol!!! I only read/listen to 2-3 books per month so I can't promise to do this, but I will not stick with a book if I'm really not enjoying it.... that I will commit to! 😃 11mo
Agentfalco I felt this way about Girl On A Train but loved Pilgrimage of Harold Fry shrug 🤷‍♀️ 11mo
No_One @Agentfalco I never heard of the “Harold Fry” book but I just looked it up and it sounds intriguing! 11mo
Agentfalco @No_One I‘m pleased - not the sort of book I normally read but it touched my heart 11mo
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WOW. Frickin' amazing. Certainly "out there" and not for everyone. I needed to get out of my "bad, predictable book" rut and this did it. Everyone would be able to see bits of themselves in at least one character from this book.

Angitron I loved this one too! 11mo
heikemarie I really didn‘t like this one - the only thing that recommended it to me was how short it was! 11mo
No_One @Angitron 👍🏽🙂 11mo
No_One @heikemarie 😄 it‘s good when the book you don‘t like is short! Usually for me it‘s a 700-pager and I feel bad for quitting! 11mo
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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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How pretentious was this book? 😄 I thought it dragged out and I thought most of the characters were quite unbelievable. Stick to writing for TV, Mr. Hawley.

Smartypants Totally agree!! 11mo
No_One @Smartypants glad I'm not the only one! 😄 11mo
Megabooks Hated this one! 11mo
Octoberwoman Oh wow, I‘ve been wanting to read this one. Here‘s hoping I won‘t agree with you! 11mo
No_One @Octoberwoman me too, I hope you don't agree with me!! 😊 🤞🏼 11mo
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THE ELEMENTALS is one of my favourite books of all time and I just listened to it a couple of years ago. Same author, same narrator and I just could not get into this book or the characters. Not terrible, but not great.

Smashlee I looked for The Elementals today and couldn‘t find a copy at the book store. 11mo
No_One @Smashlee Check Valancourt books online and Amazon. I think it would be difficult to find in a bookstore. Good luck! 😊 11mo
Smashlee I did see in a different post from you it‘s on Audible!! I think. I want it there 😁 11mo
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No_One @Smashlee the audiobook is AMAZING!!! Listen to it in the dark. 😄 Oh gosh, now I hyped it up. I really hope you love it! 11mo
Readingismyescape I just started listening the audiobook of Elementals tonight. 11mo
No_One @Readingismyescape I hope you love it! I need to listen to it again, soon! 11mo
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The First Tycoon | T.J. Stiles
Mehso-so

Kind of interesting. Really, super-detailed biography. I wanted to learn how big business was conducted in the old days. Turns out it's the same back-stabbing, conniving practices we continue today. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Just came home from sunny & warm California and I miss it already! 💛🧡❤️ 🍤🍣☀️. Ugh, but the driving.... I don‘t miss those drivers! 😄😄😄

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Stupid | Kim Firmston
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This Goodreads e-mail irritates me to no end. The moment I mark a book as “read”, even if I go on to write a review and mark a new book as “currently reading” I get this e-mail. I‘m gonna tell Goodreads that if they have to send this e-mail, they certainly don‘t know their audience very well.
#Igetenoughemails
#cantyouguysseeIwroteareviewalready?

rubyslippersreads I don't get that email (thank goodness!) I wonder if I was able to opt out at some point? 🤔 1y
Lynnsoprano I agree! There‘s something about the tone of “so you‘ve finished...” that just irritates me. 1y
Coleen_Nieto I always feel pressure especially when I don't know what I'm going to read next :) 1y
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DogEaredBooks I was not a fan either of this email but I was able to turn it off in the notification settings on the website 1y
SandyW It never bothered me before, but now I'm going to turn it off too. Thanks for the tip @DogEaredBooks 1y
mcipher @DogEaredBooks I never realized you could turn them off and those emails bug me so much - thank you!! 1y
No_One @DogEaredBooks I had no idea! Thank you! I never visit the website but I will now! 1y
No_One @mcipher @Lynnsoprano @Coleen_Nieto glad to know it‘s not just me! (edited) 1y
No_One @rubyslippersreads lucky! But it looks like we have a solution! 🙂 1y
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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Yay!! Finally a book that matches this bookjig! I have never been able to use this pink/green bookjig because I never had a book cover that matched. 😊💖💚

And FYI, there are far too many white/grey/black book covers out there!! 😄😄😄

Kaye That‘s funny, you‘ve been saving it til you find a cover that matches. I use mine on every book no matter the colors. Best bookmarks I‘ve ever had. 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good book choice! 1y
YouReadMyEyes I match my bookmark and book colors too! 🤓 1y
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YouReadMyEyes I‘ve never seen those bookjigs. Looks cool. 1y
Soubhiville I love my bookjig too! Mine is white with a cream colored bulldog, so it matches everything 🤣📖🐶. 1y
Craftylikefox I have one with a hedgehog and I love it more every time I use it. I can barely match my clothes so my bookmark and book are usually mismatched like me 😁 1y
No_One @Kaye my silly pleasures.... 😁. I have 6 of them and routinely use only 2! 1y
No_One @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved ‘Big Little Lies‘ so... 😉 1y
No_One @YouReadMyEyes yay! We aren‘t alone! They are very handy because they clip on the front cover and don‘t fall off. Plus they‘re pretty. 😉 1y
No_One @Soubhiville my most used one it white with a grey geometric graphic. That poor white ribbon is looking more grey now. 🙁 1y
No_One @Craftylikefox haha! As long as you love your bookjig and you‘re reading.... what more can we ask for? 😀 1y
Kaye I have 2 BookJigs . Not quite sure why I‘m saving the other one. It‘s still in the package. It‘s pink with a white ribbon. The other one has a rose pink ribbon and like a dark rose/ purple flower. Maybe I do t match my bookmarks to my books because I don‘t have that many. Now that I found BookJigs they‘re the only ones I like. 1y
Kaye @Craftylikefox You and me both on the matching. I dress like a blind person. Don‘t really care if my clothes match or not. 1y
No_One @Kaye I think I only have so many because I live in Canada, they were shipping from the USA and I was trying to meet the min $ to avoid shipping charges!! Haha! I have to get something for my $. 😊 1y
Craftylikefox @Kaye I gave up matching, I just wear black for my work clothes that way I look professional 😅 Blind dressers unite! 1y
Kaye Don‘t blame you there @No_One .. did you buy more BookJigs ? I was just browsing through them on Amazon. Some of them cost a fortune. I wonder why the price difference ? Collector‘s items ? 1y
Kaye @Craftylikefox Amen, we can be in the Blind Dressers Club together. I think we might be a rare species, as I‘m guessing most ladies like all their items to match...purses, shows, clothes and jewelry. (edited) 1y
No_One @Kaye I bought mine from the manufacturer. I noticed Amazon had some crazy prices I was not willing to pay. Franklin Mill is the company. (edited) 1y
No_One @Craftylikefox @Kaye lots of black and white in my wardrobe for this reason! 🙂 1y
Kaye Thanks @No_One The black and white are a good idea. Easy to match those with everything. (edited) 1y
Craftylikefox @No_One Same except mine is a wardrobe of black and grey ☺️ 1y
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Pickpick

An emotional roller coaster! It was great but it propelled me from anguish to joy back and forth. Overall, a story of triumph over anger and fear. I loved it. 💙

Also I had no idea he had other books out! As a narrator, Alan Cumming is fantastic. I look forward to more.
#LitsyAtoZ #C @BookishMarginalia

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I'm sure he'd be great at reading pretty much anything. The Scottish accent! 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead I listened to this last year, it was fab. I loved his narration too. 1y
No_One @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian yes it is partly his great accent! Love it! 😀 1y
No_One @LoveToReadLiveToRead it was the perfect combination of a trained actor talking about his own life experiences in that amazing accent. 💙 1y
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#audiobookinquiry @Chelleo

1. Driving or doing chores. My house has never been so clean! 😄

2. Audible

3. Original pace

4. R.C. Bray or Matt Godfrey..... tough choice...

5. “The Elementals” by Michael McDowell (narrated by R.C. Bray). A very close second is “Summit” by Harry Farthing (narrated by the author).

Chelleo Audiobooks make chores so much more bearable! 1y
No_One @Chelleo I wish I had discovered audiobooks years ago! 1y
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Mehso-so

This book was okay. I thought I'd be listening to new facts about the THINGS in a home, but it was more about the PEOPLE who created/invented/popularized the rooms in our homes and how they are used, and many many side stories that are only tangentially related. Bait & switch Bill Bryson!!! Oh, and why so many book cover designs? 🤔

ferskner I felt the same way, but luckily I really enjoyed all the tangents so it worked out okay. :) 1y
No_One @ferskner I will give another of his books a try! I also liked most of it the details. Now I know what to expect and I'll be mentally prepared. 😊 1y
No_One @ferskner also, he really seems to be the kind of guy I'd love to sit and have a drink with. I should probably drink a little while listening to his books... 🤔 1y
ferskner Hahahaha! 1y
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The Girl with the Silver Eyes | Willo Davis Roberts
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Pickpick

It had been 30+ years since I read this book! It really stood the test of time. Just as good now as it was then. (Whew!!)
This was the cover art on the old book. 😄😄😄
#LitsyAtoZ #R #BookishMarginalia

BarbaraJean Oh, I loved this book when I was a kid! 1y
No_One @BarbaraJean I read my original copy so many times, the cover fell off! 😄 1y
CatchMyBookBreath I loved this book-still have it with this cover art# 1y
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No_One @CatchMyBookBreath oh you‘re so lucky! 💙 1y
FlowerFairy Oh I loved this one as a child! No idea how many times I read it. Chose it at the school‘s book fair and I still have my original copy with this same cover art. 1y
No_One @FlowerFairy it‘s so nice for me to find so many people who also enjoyed this book! After 30-ish years! Amazing. 🙂💙 1y
Purrfectpages Omg this takes me back! 1y
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The Girl with the Silver Eyes | Willo Davis Roberts
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I first had this book when I was 10-11 years old, back in the early ‘80s. I loved it and read it over and over until the book fell apart. I was thinking about it recently, and decided to buy a new copy. Time to re-read and reminisce! 💙 👧🏽 📚

Heatherfeather I'm always curious if books hold up after time but am too scared to actually test it myself. 😁 1y
No_One @Heatherfeather haha, this is a risk for me, too! For sure the Little House books have held up for me. I will be optimistic. 🙂 1y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards This and Dahl's Matilda were my favorites when I was young! Clearly I had the glasses and appetite for reading and just wanted the superpowers to go with them. 1y
No_One @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards same here! I don‘t remember Matilda, but I know I read it once. I really related to Katie in this book. I am almost finished - it is exactly as good as I remember. 🙂 1y
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The Life We Bury | Allen Eskens
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Pickpick

This book was so good! As a debut novel, it is 20x better than a novel I read recently that was probably that author's 20th novel. The characters were real - fully developed with flaws, fears and all. The story about a Vietnam Vet who was convicted of murder - but did he do it? - really drew me in. The suspense was real and the ending was most satisfying. Looking forward to more of this author's work.
#BookishMarginalia #E #LitsyAtoZ

morgan_krahn I loved this one too and find myself recommending it quite often ☺️ 1y
No_One @morgan_krahn It may be the best book I‘ve read so far, this year. 🙂📚 1y
azulaco This is on my list for next month! It‘s been sitting on my TBR pile far too long. 1y
No_One @azulaco for me too, it was on my TBR for over a year, at least! So worth it! 😊 1y
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Welcome Wagon | Annie's
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#litsywelcomewagon

Just proving to @Starbeast22 that No_One really loved her post (that's me!!!). ???

1. Ontario, Canada
2. Hmmm, I think I like suspense/thriller best.
3. "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens. It's so good!
4. Oh man.... an impossible question. Nomnomnom.
5. No. ? I'm single and I travel too much.
6. Who knew Litsy would be the best social media site out there? It's amazing. Littens are wonderful!
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PictureandBook Where in Ontario? I‘m in Cleveland and we have relatives and friends In Toronto and Ottawa. 1y
No_One @PictureandBook Hi!! 😊 I live in the Toronto area now, but I spent 25 years growing up in Ottawa! 1y
PictureandBook Love both. But man had Toronto changed in the last decade. 1y
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No_One @PictureandBook It has, but I guess because I live here, I don't notice it as much. I used to visit a lot as a kid and I sure can notice the difference over the past 30 yrs! 1y
RaimeyGallant A fellow Canuck thriller lover. 1y
Kaye Welcome and thanks for replying. The Allan Eskins book was very good ! 1y
No_One @RaimeyGallant 👍🏼☕🍩🍁😀 1y
No_One @Kaye Just finished it last night! It was amazing! 😊 1y
Kaye I think he has at least one more after that. Not sure if it‘s the same character. I haven‘t had a chance to check it out yet. Glad you liked it. 😁 1y
No_One @Kaye Thanks! I've been burned by buying 2 books at a time by a new author but this was a case of "darn it, I should have bought all his books at once!!" ??? I think he has 2 more out - all great reviews! Have a great day! 1y
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The Fire Witness | Lars Kepler
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Edit: I forgot the rules about not saying anything about the book. *sigh* One of those weeks..

I love this cover partly because it is the first novel of a very good friend of mine. I like that his name is so big on the cover. And it is textured. 💛 The later paperback cover is very different (click on book title above). Also, the novel is excellent.

#7days7bookcovers #day4

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The Discovery of the Titanic | Robert D. Ballard
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Edit: I forgot the rules about not saying anything about the book. *sigh* One of those weeks...
#7days7bookcovers #day3

I LOVE the Titanic story and can't get enough! This book is a classic! The cover is a painting by Ken Marschall.

rubyslippersreads I'm completely fascinated by #Titanic too! 1y
No_One @rubyslippersreads it‘s an old book, and I got it on Amazon, used. It‘s a really good one - tons of pictures! 1y
LeahBergen This is a great book! 1y
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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Edit: I forgot the rules about not saying anything about the book. *sigh* One of those weeks..

Boy I am behind!! Blaming it on the new person at work who has made me insane in one week.

#7days7bookcovers #day2

It wasn't until I finished this book when I realized the cover is an image of one of the characters! 😊 I couldn't stop looking at it after that.

huntersmom1977 Oh wow!! I never noticed that! Missed that when I read it 1y
No_One @huntersmom1977 oh I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! It‘s really a unique cover! 1y
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The Monster of Florence | Douglas Preston
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#7days7bookcovers #day1

Post a book cover you love. No explanation, no information about the book. Just covers you love.

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Fatal | John Lescroart
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Mehso-so

My first time reading this author. I think he tried to do too much: police procedural, whodunit, friendship drama, family drama... it did not come together so well. Not bad, but an unsatisfying ending. I'm surprised Beth and Kate didn't know each other better (they were "best friends"). I remember 7 accounts of women in footwear and 5 of them were hiking boots, which bothered me (see my previous post). Meh.

#LitsyAtoZ #L #BookishMarginalia

Zelma Excellent final tally of hiking boots. 👍 1y
No_One @Zelma 😂😂😂😂. I only just saw this message! I‘m glad you appreciated my effort. Have a relaxing weekend in your boots! 😃 1y
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Fatal | John Lescroart
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These are my hiking boots. They are not clean, nor particularly comfortable, unless I am actually hiking. They are stiff, to prevent my ankles from rolling. The thick soles help keep my feet from feeling rocks. They are clunky.

The author has one woman slipping on hiking boots before putting her feet up to relax, and one is wearing hiking boots with yoga pants (!) while studying. Um, no. So ridiculous.

It‘s bugging me SO MUCH.

callielafleur This made me laugh out loud. I've been lounging around all day and couldn't figure out why I want getting really comfortable... I must need my hiking boots!!! 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 1y
Zelma That is so specific and odd on the author‘s part. Apparently he has a thing for hiking boots. 😬 1y
LeahBergen This is crazy. 😂😂 1y
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PandaPanda Also that line that she wasn't wearing makeup because her "pretty face doesn't need it". ? 1y
merelybookish Maybe he mixed up Uggs and Hiking boots? 1y
No_One @callielafleur haha, give it a try and let me know if it works? 1y
No_One @Zelma I know, right? So weird. The setting is San Francisco, maybe all women wear hiking boots there. 😕 1y
No_One @LeahBergen 😆😆 glad I‘m not the only one who thinks so! 1y
No_One @PandaPanda ugh, I know!! 😖 1y
No_One @merelybookish there is a third woman who puts on hiking boots to walk to her office on a Saturday. So I don‘t think so. Anyway, as an author I‘d hope he wouldn‘t make that kind of mistake! 😕 1y
merelybookish @No_One He clearly doesn't understand footwear! 1y
No_One @merelybookish 😄 well, not women‘s footwear! That‘s a lot of hiking boots for one book! 🙂 1y
LeahBergen I think he has a hiking boot fetish. Just you wait ... the next scene is going to be a naked woman in hiking boots. 😆 @callielafleur @Zelma @merelybookish 1y
CherryPie Reminds me of Carrie criticizing Berger for the scrunchie. Except hair scrunchies are awesome! I only own combat boots -- no hikers. 1y
No_One @LeahBergen hahaha! I really hope not! 😆😆 I am only 40 pages from the end. I hope no more boot appear. 1y
No_One @CherryPie oh yeah!!! I remember that! But a scrunchie in NY is slightly more believable, I think. And they are awesome - the only hair tie that never pulled my hair. 😄 1y
CherryPie I'm rooting for more boot appearances. Keep us updated. 😀👍 1y
No_One @CherryPie haha, you got it! 1y
Bry 🙃 I actually had to read the first couple paragraphs twice. I thought I must be missing something in the sequence of events. She puts on the hiking boots and THEN blow-dries her hair and THEN relaxes??? 1y
No_One @Bry HAHAHAHA!!! YES!! Hiking boots are sooooooo relaxing. #sorryNowI'mMondayDrunk 1y
Zelma I don‘t know about all of you but I am having the lost relaxing evening in my pajamas and hiking boots. 😜 1y
No_One @Zelma 🤣🤣🤣. Oh yeah? I wore mine to bed and had the best sleep, ever! 1y
Zelma @No_One I‘m never asking mine off. 😂 1y
No_One @Zelma 😂😂😂 you don‘t have to! They are the ultimate indoor/outdoor footwear. 😂😂😂 1y
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Friday | Robert A. Heinlein
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1. No, I‘ll probably be playing a video game. I forgot about the Super Bowl and don‘t follow 🏈.
2. ❄️⛄️ -11C (internet says that is 12F)..... before wind. -20C/ -4 with wind. 😢
3. Listening to “Audrey Rose” and reading “Fatal”. They are both ‘just okay‘ so I‘m looking forward to finishing them. 📚😕
4. Sequoia National Park in the U.S. 🌲🌳🌲🌳 One day!!!
5. Will do! Happy Friday!! 😃

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Fatal | John Lescroart
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Hmmmm, I am at the end of Part 1, and I want to predict what will happen (based on the review excerpts at the beginning of the book).

1. I predict Kate fakes her death at the Ferry Building and runs away.
2. I predict Peter sees her somewhere and Kate kills him in order to avoid being caught. (My paperback back cover says he gets killed).

That's it. No more predictions. I am chickening out after two. 😆😆

No_One I was so wrong with my predictions!!! 😆😆😆 1y
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Wow!! I loved this book! At first I thought it was my diary. Haha! Seriously, who knew I related so strongly to a robot. A Murderbot no less! The story grabbed me quickly and I liked the main character a lot. I want to know more about the secondary characters, so I'm glad the series continues.
#LitsyAtoZ #W #BookishMarginalia

LectricSheep Murderbots? Yes please! 👍🏻 1y
No_One @LectricSheep how about a Murderbot that doesn‘t like its job? 😄 1y
LectricSheep Probably better than a murderbot that does like its job. 😬 1y
No_One @LectricSheep 😆😆😆 so true!!!!! 1y
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Blackfly Season | Giles Blunt
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The third in the series. I am reading them in parallel to the TV show. The book was great! I love Cardinal and Delorme together (and the actors who portray them have great chemistry). Cardinal's relationship with his wife is explored some more. The show diverged somewhat from the book but I didn't mind.
#LitsyAtoZ #B #BookishMarginalia

Shemac77 I quite enjoy this series. Just started watching the tv show. And hoping it‘s half as good as the books! 1y
No_One @Shemac77 To me, there are some major differences, but it does not detract from the story. I like them both! 1y
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Been reading about ketogenic diets for 7 months now. The science seems good, and in between my work-related science papers, I am learning more about this diet. So then I started one. Within a couple of days my asthma symptoms were gone! That alone is worth it, but I am hoping for fat loss, too. This book is a little extreme, compared to some other resources. A good start, nonetheless.
#LitsyAtoZ #S #BookishMarginalia

DivineDiana Interesting! 1y
Aseleener 👍 I lost 80 lbs. by ditching carbs. My husband and I have eaten this way for two and a half years and still going strong. Glad you found something that makes you feel better. 1y
Txdmarie I have thought about doing this but the thought of losing my pasta scares me. I‘m Italian so pasta is life. Lol. I‘ve also heard that you get sluggish the first few days. Is that true? 1y
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susanw Been doing this for about 18 months. And have never felt better. I never feel bloated. Eating this way really fixes a lot of problems caused by inflammation in the body. At first you do miss the carbs but pretty shortly after it goes away. The added fat is totally satisfying. 1y
AngelErin I did keto and lost 97 lbs! I still eat low carb high protein and I feel great. It does fix a lot of issues. 1y
No_One @Aseleener wow! That is quite an achievement! Congrats! 🙂 and thank you! 1y
No_One @Txdmarie yes, I‘ll be honest, I had a few days of awful headaches, cloudy head and sluggishness. But it does not last! Everyone is different but they say it takes approx 3 days to become ketogenic. I also love pasta, but the saving grace of this diet is that it is high fat. That makes a huge difference in satiety. 1y
No_One @susanw that is very encouraging! Yes, besides treating asthma and fat loss I want to do what I can to reduce inflammation, which leads to all kinds of disease states. Cancer is my biggest fear. 🙁 1y
No_One @AngelErin thank you! I am happy to hear of people‘s positive experiences. It helps! 1y
Txdmarie @No_One maybe if I started on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday by Monday when I go back to work it wouldn‘t be so bad 1y
AngelErin @No_One I think it‘s great! Good luck to you! 😀😀 1y
No_One @Txdmarie it takes a couple days before you feel bad.... maybe start on a Wed or Thurs? Good luck!! 1y
No_One @AngelErin 👍🏼 I also meant to say that 97 lbs is a big deal! I‘m in awe! 🙂 1y
Aseleener @Txdmarie It's caused by an imbalance in electrolytes, so the best thing to do is drink beef broth or an electrolyte drink like Propel. It helps a lot. 1y
Txdmarie Will keep both those in mind @Aseleener and @No_One Thank you! 1y
minkyb Great discussion. 1y
AngelErin @No_One Thank you! Keto combined with getting out of a crappy marriage really helped. 😂😂 Let me know if you ever have any keto questions. ♥️ 1y
No_One @AngelErin oh! 😂 well, congrats on both fronts! Both big changes, and those changes don‘t come easy! Absolutely, I will ask for advice if I need it. Thank you!! 🌷🌻🌹😀 1y
CherryPie I've been on and off Keto for 25 years (neuro probs). I no longer go off it. Check out reddit and youtube for hours more fun (and arguments). 😀 1y
No_One @CherryPie that is quite the testimonial! Amazing. I hope you are well all the time now. 😊 I have seen some of the discussion on reddit and Youtube and you're right! Lots of opinions and good/bad resources out there! 😄 1y
CherryPie I am well. Thank you! It used to be that we were supposed to transition back to some DASH-ish type diet. Not anymore (thank goodness). BTW my username has nothing to do with sugar; it's my fave color and cat's name. 😹 1y
No_One @CherryPie hahaha!! I did notice your username and then I thought about cherry pie and cherry cheesecake. 😄. No judgement, even if it was your name! That‘s cute.... a cat named pie? 😄 1y
CherryPie Named after the horses in National Velvet and International Velvet. I prefer salty flavors. 🐴👍 I like Ketoconnect on IG and youtube. Although they don't do a medical keto, they're into fitness. 1y
No_One @CherryPie Awesome! I will check out Ketoconnect. 😊 thanks again! 1y
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This was our second delivered lunch in Toulouse! Quite fancy, with metal cutlery, and always.... fancy dessert. Beats a Subway platter! (Although now I am craving some simpler food). Last day in Toulouse, heading home tomorrow. Didn‘t read much at all this week, due to business meetings and jetlag. 😕🍷🍰😴

niha923 Looks very delicious!! 😍 2y
TrishB Know that feeling! Jet lag and meetings.... 2y
catsuit_mango Too bad I only saw now you were in Toulouse, we could have had a litsy meet up with bookstore and tea/coffee 2y
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No_One @catsuit_mango 😃😃😃. Wow! That‘s so sweet! Maybe if I come back. 🙂. Toulouse is a gorgeous city and I enjoyed the downtown square, the weather, the food and the people very much! 2y
catsuit_mango Next time let me know :) 2y
No_One @catsuit_mango 👍🏼🙂 2y
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New Year's Resolutions | New York Times
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahahaha!! 2y
FantasyChick Love this 😂😂😂 2y
Daisey 😂 2y
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Bkwurm Awesome! 🤣 2y
suvata Love this 2y
Hooked_on_books I snorted when I laughed. This is great! 2y
dragondrool This is why every year my resolution is to make no resolution. That way I'm never disappointed if I don't follow through. 😊 2y
Austen_Nerd This is awesome 2y
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Blackfly Season | Giles Blunt
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Not in any order, but I'm doing this in 2018!
- by Author's last name. 😊📚📚📚

Andrew65 Have you signed up for the #LitsyAtoZ Challenge which is doing exactly the same thing? 2y
No_One @Andrew65 no I have not! How do I sign up? 2y
Andrew65 @No_One It is being led by @BookishMarginalia but this is the link to sign up. I am doing it by first word of book title using audiobooks. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Js-QR96f7RZSO_UP-r77Bwx5wHlIev93w7JSDnVm8M/vie... (edited) 2y
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No_One @Andrew65 thank you so much! I had no idea there was an official sign-up! I‘m signing up ASAP. 🙂 Happy New Year! 2y
Andrew65 Happy New Year, and best of luck with it. 2y
No_One @Andrew65 👍🏼 2y
ArcticDwarf By author or book title? 1y
No_One @ArcticDwarf I am doing it by author last name. In no particular order. 🙂 1y
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Merry Christmas to me!

I prefer paper books, but sometimes there are those books that I don‘t really want to buy as paper, or don‘t seem worth the $20 when I could spend $2, and are not at all suitable for audio. So I decided to buy myself a Kindle. Not the Paperwhite, just the cheap one that will do the trick. Super-portable, too! #Kindle 🎄🎁📚

Notafraidofwords I got the super cheap one and love it. 2y
AceOnRoam Merry Christmas, nice present for yourself 🎄 2y
No_One @Notafraidofwords awesome! I‘m very excited! 2y
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No_One @AceOnRoam thanks! I always get myself a Christmas gift. 😉 2y
AceOnRoam It's a great idea. At least you always get what you want that way 😊👍 2y
AceOnRoam I may do it myself too 😉 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I have this one and bought one for a friend so she can test drive it before she spends money on one of the more expensive ones. I got it on Black Friday so it was 40% off! 2y
eanderson I have a New Year‘s resolution to use my kindle more and buy less paperback. I‘m a physical book type person but my piles of books are out of control!!! Enjoy your awesome new Kindle!!!! 2y
Melli I want to get one but the cheaper one doesn‘t have a light for night reading right. 2y
dariazeoli Enjoy! I‘m a multi-medium reader but I do love my Paperwhite ❤️ 2y
Leigh0906 Enjoy!! I got the super cheap one for on the go reading- it‘s always charged and stashed in my purse just in case! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Very nice! 2y
Christine11 I prefer paper books too but I recently got the more basic kindle as well and it has been so handy for on the go ! Enjoy 😊 2y
batsy Yeah, that's exactly my rationale when I turn to Kindle books and epubs. Nothing beats a physical book but nothing beats a library of ebooks in one device for mobility and back-up reading, and when you don't necessarily want to fork out more for physical copies 😊 Enjoy it! 2y
minkyb Congrats! 2y
Pamwurtzler Congrats on your purchase! I read almost exclusively on kindle & love it! 2y
No_One @AceOnRoam you should!! 👍🏼 2y
No_One @jpmcwisemorgan oooooh! Nice!! I wish I had thought about it on Black Friday! 😃👍🏼 2y
No_One @eanderson thank you! My piles are out of control, too, but I Iove my paper books! It will be a slow transition, I think. 🙂 2y
No_One @Melli no, there is no backlight. But I don‘t enjoy reading in the dark (it‘s hard on my eyes) so that was okay for me. 🙂 2y
No_One @dariazeoli thank you! If I love this one and use it a lot maybe eventually I will get a Paperwhite! 🙂 2y
No_One @Leigh0906 I am pleasantly surprised at how small it is! 💙. I used to have a Kobo, which developed charging problems, and it was heavy and bulky so I never used it. 2y
No_One @ForeverNerdy thank you! 🙂 2y
No_One @Christine11 perfect! This is my hope, too! 2y
No_One @batsy thank you! I‘m excited to buy my first Kindle book. 🙂 2y
No_One @minkyb thank you! 🙂 2y
No_One @Pamwurtzler thank you! Maybe I will get there one day, too. 🙂 2y
jpmcwisemorgan If you decide to upgrade or get a different Amazon device, the put them on sale as much as 40% off a few times a year usually. That‘s how I ended up with more than one! 2y
No_One @jpmcwisemorgan good to know! This one was only $80 CAD so I didn‘t break the bank. Kind of an impulse buy, though! Oh well, there are worse impulse buys..... 😁 2y
jpmcwisemorgan It‘s not a bad impulse buy at all! 2y
Bookdragon69 Whatever you do, don‘t sign up for kindle daily deal, bookbubs or early bird books!! You will find your kindle filling up fast and your tbr list getting very long. 😉 2y
No_One @Bookdragon69 good advice! Thanks! I rarely sign up for anything “automatic” like that, but good to hear it from someone who knows! 🙂 2y
Liz_M Very nice! 2y
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Inspired by @emmaturi I think I will complete an #atozreadingchallenge2018. I am pretty sure I have enough paper and audiobooks on my TBR shelves to succeed! 📚🔤🇨🇦📆🤓
Who wants to join me? 😃
Oops, I see I should have included #LitsyAtoZ !

MiyakoBunny Is that your TBR shelf? 😍 2y
No_One @MiyakoBunny fortunately/ unfortunately, yes. Every January 1 I think “Let‘s not buy any books this year and just read what I have.” and this resolution promptly falls apart within days. 😕 2y
MiyakoBunny No sad faces *high five* 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I think that resolution was meant to be broken 😎 2y
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No_One @MiyakoBunny lol! Okay, it‘s a deal! 😀 2y
emmaturi Cool! I nearly made it but didn't read any books by authors beginning with X, U and Y! 2y
No_One @emmaturi oh no, does it have to be authors‘ names? Those would be hard! Z would be hard! I hope it‘s okay if I do book titles first. Maybe 2019 can be author names..... 😉. Anyway, that is fantastic progress! I hope to do as well. 🙂 2y
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Pet Sematary (Library) | Stephen King
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More book-movie news! Pet Sematary remake coming in 2019. 😃🐶🐱🔪🤕⚰️💀🐶🐱

DiruVamp Whaaaaat? Hmmm interesting! 2y
WarpedSweetness !!!! This is exciting! 2y
AmyG A remake. I need to google. And....😳We shall see. (edited) 2y
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No_One @AmyG I know.... I was super-excited and then I told myself to hold my horses. BUT the “It” remake is - so far - very good! I remain cautiously optimistic. 🙂 2y
No_One @DiruVamp @WarpedSweetness 👍🏼 here‘s hoping for the best! 2y
WarpedSweetness @No_One So far the Stephen King remakes haven't gone too bad. 'IT' was very good! I'm going to remain optimistic too. 2y
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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#7GoodThings

1. “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight. Exceptional in every way.
2. Ooooh, probably Michael McDowell.
3. “The Third Chimpanzee” by Jared Diamond. Finally! Thank goodness for audiobooks!
4. I started the John Cardinal books by Giles Blunt. 💙
5. “The Woman in Cabin 10”. The cover was the best part of that book. 😕
6. “The Elementals” by Michael McDowell
7. “Summit” by Harry Farthing

😃🎄⛄️🍫🍷🧘🏽‍♀️🛌📚📚📚📚

JessNevertheless I loved The Elementals too! Such an unexpected gem! 2y
No_One @JessNevertheless It was the first audiobook I listened to narrated by R.C. Bray and I am now seriously hooked on McDowell and Bray. 😁 2y
blondie I completely agree with #5! I was disappointed with it. 2y
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No_One @blondie it had such promise! 2y
LauraBeth I‘m currently reading Shoe Dog and am LOVING it! 2y
mgallo1968 Yes to #5. Enjoy the cover but maybe pass on the book. 2y
No_One @LauraBeth such a well crafted autobiography, I thought. 👍🏼 2y
No_One @mgallo1968 it was really such a shame. 2y
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😃 Hopefully they do it properly!!!!

bobregina Yessss! 2y
No_One @bobregina 👍🏽 So exciting!! 2y
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Listening to "Commune: Book 1" by Joshua Gayou, narrated by the great R. C. Bray. The book is not yet in Litsy's bibliography, but I suggested it. It is a fantastic debut! I am looking forward to Book 2. In the meantime, I am colouring. Trying to engage my right brain, as I am so often left brain. ????? ??✏

AmyG Beautiful. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2y
Kaye Pretty ✨✨✨ 2y
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No_One @AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaye thank you! 🙂 It makes me feel like I am creative. (I am NOT! 😆) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @No_One looks like you are though!! 😉😊 2y
No_One @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks aw, thanks! It‘s easy to fake when someone literally gives you guidelines! 😉 2y
Liz_M Beautiful! 2y
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Small Sacrifices | Ann Rule
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Big Huge Thanks to @LectricSheep and @AmyG for recommending the “My Favorite Murder” podcast to me! Just finished episode 20 (yes, I have to listen in order 😄) and I am most of the way through this true crime book. Seriously hooked! #SSDGM
☠️🤕👮🏻‍♂️🕵️‍♂️🔪

Skeebies05 Ahhh I remember watching the lifetime movie adaption with my mom. I believe it had Farrah Fawcett. 2y
No_One @Skeebies05 what a crazy story this was! I didn‘t even know about it until the podcast. And I was 11 at the time! I wonder if I can find that movie! 🙂 Thanks for the tip! 2y
DebinHawaii One of my favorite true crime books and the movie @Skeebies05 with Farrah Fawcett was very good. 📚👍 2y
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megt Great podcast! Sometimes I think listening to it adds more to my reading list than some book related podcasts. 2y
No_One @Skeebies05 @DebinHawaii that entire movie is on Youtube! I will watch it. 🙂 2y
No_One @megt oh, I am finding that out! Haha! 2y
DebinHawaii @No_One Remember it's late 80s so dated but good.👍 2y
TricksyTails ♥️♥️♥️ Love this! 2y
azulaco Oh no. Now I‘m going to have to try this podcast too, and I already have too many podcasts. #firstworldproblems It sounds like it‘s really good, though. 2y
WarpedSweetness I love MFM!!!! This is really the only podcast I listen to. 2y
nelehelen I love MFM!! 2y
Rachellynnwright Oh yay, I‘ve been meaning to try out this podcast- glad to see people like it!! 2y
Kaye Small Sacrifices was Ann Rule‘s best book in my opinion. 2y
PirateJenny Yay Murderinos! 2y
AmyG My pleasure. You are now officially a Murdurino! @Kaye SUCH a good book. 2y
RiotMom Yay! Litsy Murderinos unite! 2y
No_One @azulaco Thank goodness it‘s only 1 of 4 I‘m listening to! But it‘s the one I keep going to. 🙂 2y
No_One @Kaye @AmyG I also bought “The Stranger Beside Me” which I have never read. 🙂. Can‘t wait to read it! 2y
No_One @PirateJenny @RiotMom @AmyG omg I‘m a Murderino!! 😃 (edited) 2y
AmyG @No_One The Stranger Beside Me is excellent. You have read Helter Skelter, right? Best ever! 2y
No_One @AmyG yes, I read Helter Skelter 30 yrs ago. It was so good! I seem to have gone through a true crime desert. I watch Dateline and such shows religiously, so I‘m happy to be back on the true crime train! 😃 2y
AmyG Well...you stay sexy. Don't get murdered! 🔪🔪🔪 2y
AmyG And...keep an eye out. They do live shows around the country. My daughter is visiting a friend in AZ...so she can go see them. 2y
No_One @AmyG Very shortly after becoming hooked I realized they were just in my area on Sept 29!!! I think that was only a few days after you told me about MFM. 🙁. I will catch them next time and I will be properly prepared and enthused!! 😄 SSDGM!!! 2y
LectricSheep EXCELLENT! 🙌🏻 2y
No_One @LectricSheep 😃 🙌🏼 thanks again!!!! 2y
BeckyB Love that podcast! 2y
Bianca Yay! Another murderino! 🙌 2y
No_One @BeckyB @Bianca woo hoo! 🙌🏼 2y
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The Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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Thought I would partake in this quiz!
1. Nope, and that‘s just fine!
2. A new niece or nephew! 👶🏼❤️
3. I give to WWF all year and extra in Dec if I can. 🐅🦏🦈
4. My mom‘s cinnamon rolls, meat pies, West Indian style fruitcake. 🍰🥧
5. Disgusting! Just gimme the rum. 🥃
6. Love it for 2 -3 weeks, then it can melt.
7. Not so much. But for me, holidays are all about family, so... maybe! 🎄☃️🎁
@GypsyKat

GypsyKat Family is the best part of the holidays! Thanks for playing #LitsyQuestions 😊 2y
CouronneDhiver Congrats on your little addition ❤️ 2y
No_One @GypsyKat thanks for creating it! 😁 Sorry, I forgot to add the #LitsyQuestions hashtag! 😦 2y
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No_One @CouronneDhiver thank you!!! I am sooooo excited!! Best Christmas present ever. ❤️💜🧡💛💚💙 2y
GypsyKat @No_One No worries! And ditto what @CouronneDhiver said, congratulations on your new niece or nephew! 😊🎄🍼 2y
No_One @GypsyKat 😃thank you!! 2y
obviateit You and my eldest son have something in common! He asked to "adopt" a snowy owl and arctic fox from WWF for Christmas. ?❄️?❄️? 2y
No_One @obviateit very nice!! I used to give the “adopt-an-animal” gift to my friends‘ kids every Christmas. Then there were so many kids! $$$. Haha! 2y
obviateit @No_One that'll make it more difficult lol! That is an awesome thing to do though! 2y
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Somewhat restrained on Cyber Monday. Of course this does not include the Black Friday purchases! 😄📚😁

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Tagged Out | Joyce Grant
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Thanks @winemom for the tag!

1. Fiction or non-fiction, it must be well written or else! I don‘t think I have specific tastes.
2. Stephen King. My first literary love. I feel I have evolved with him.
3. Romance novels. Sorry! I am way too cynical.
4. Fantasy. I think I‘m missing out.
5. “Chariots of the Gods.” A friend recommended it. It read like a bad grade 10 creative writing project.
6. @Kaye @minkyb @FlowerFairy if not already tagged

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TRUTH ABT THEA | Amy Impellizzeri
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People like this book. I agree! It is very original. Moves quickly and keeps the reader engaged. You think you know what's going to happen, but you don't know.

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TRUTH ABT THEA | Amy Impellizzeri
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A little tea and a little Thea.

This book is so good! Every time I think “Whatever, I‘ve got this all figured out.” it turns out I don‘t have it all figured out. Almost finished.... I wonder how this will all wrap up!! 🤔📚💻

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Hahaha!!!! You go, Ned!! 😄😄😄

Tamra Bahahahahaha 2y
jbhops One of my favorites. 2y
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I had never known about this Adidas/ Puma rivalry! The companies were owned by two rival brothers who bitterly hated each other. It was mentioned in 'Shoe Dog' so I had to stop and read up on it.

http://fortune.com/2013/03/22/the-hatred-and-bitterness-behind-two-of-the-worlds...

Vexingcircumstance I don't like either of those brands, so I definitely didn't know anything about them. I had a friend on high school obsessed with Adidas though and it wouldn't shock if she knew the whole story. She was type to really know all about the things she liked. 2y
No_One @Vexingcircumstance You should ask her! If she doesn't know, you'll be a hero. 😊 2y
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TRUTH ABT THEA | Amy Impellizzeri
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Just starting and already it is intriguing!

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