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Snow White | Camille Rose Garcia
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#CoverCrush #7Covers7Days

Would you like to show us some of your favorite book covers @mandi1082 ? No explanation needed. Post a photo of that moving cover art and tag one Litten each day for the week. Can‘t wait to see what you got! Have fun!!💕

Day Five:
Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
Cover Art Design and Illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia

Eyelit Loving this! 3h
Leftcoastzen That is an amazing cover! 3h
Areader2 😍 3h
bookladyreads Can't deny the beauty in that cover. It's gorgeous. 2h
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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#SelfImprovementSept - Reading Goals: I believe that I set some some reading goals at the beginning of the year as a part of my New Year‘s Resolutions, but I forgot all of them.🤷🏽‍♀️ So now what? Well, I recently came across a Buddy Reading Challenge on Booktube for The Count of Monte Cristo and I signed up. Yay! Me! I know that I have a goal floating out in the stratosphere somewhere to Read More BIG Books so there we have it...

Amiable I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. 20h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 20h
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve not read this one either! Maybe one day... 20h
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cathipink I love this one. I need to read the full version 🙂 I didn't realize it was abridged when I read it in 8th grade. 19h
Nute @Amiable @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 @cathipink Confession...I was trying to sneak into this Buddy Readalong without being noticed and certainly without any type of binding commitment BUT the first step was joining the group.😳 I‘m not sure that I‘ve got this. Worries about the time dedication are dripping from the ceiling. What if I fall behind? YIKES!😮 This is why I watch Jim Caviezal do his thing over and over again. He rates 👍🏽 18h
Nute @cathipink That‘s a great accomplishment for 8th grade reading. You rock! And here I am as a grown adult shaking in my boots over reading this hefty tome.😂 Yes, I‘ve done a lot of research online to make sure that I purchase an unabridged edition. I actually have the B&N Classics edition, but I think that it is abridged. 18h
cathipink I bought the chunkster one a while back... But it's still just sitting on my shelf 😬😬😬 you'll definitely be able to tell the difference between abridged and unabridged 🤣🤣🤣 18h
AlaMich I have this Penguin edition too, unread. In my defense, the print is TINY!!! 👵🏻 18h
Bklover This is one that I read a couple of years ago. I was very nervous going in but it‘s actually a really good story! I think you will find that you like it! 17h
batsy This is one of the books I keep telling myself I will read someday! Les Miserables is also on that list 😆 16h
Amiable I read the unabridged version with tiny print. It really goes a lot faster than you‘d think —the story is very engrossing. 11h
Amiable @batsy I finally made it through “Les Miserables” a few years ago. Barely. That was a slog! I just was so baffled by the stupid life choices made by some of the characters that the whole thing irritated me. 🙄 11h
batsy @Amiable Oh dear 😆😆 9h
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How did I miss this September Photo Challenge? The photo and the the prompts are calling to me. I know that it is the middle of the month, but is it too late to participate?🥺I sooo want to respond to all of these self-improvement nudges/goals/sweet treats of life!

Repost of #SelfImprovementSept sponsored by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620

Bklover It‘s never too late to participate! I‘m generally behind on these as well! 23h
Leftcoastzen It‘s a wonderful list ! Sometimes I go back to earlier dates if I find something terrific that fits.😀 21h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s ver too late!! Please join us ❤️❤️ 20h
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OriginalCyn620 It‘s not too late! Join in when you can! 😊 20h
Nute @Leftcoastzen It‘s the list, Ms. Linda, that got me. I‘m all caught up in this mindfulness thing and I‘m trying to commit to better self-care! I hope that this is a wonderful year for you, and thank-you for always sending words my way. I really appreciate it!🥰 18h
Leftcoastzen Hugs! it‘s a good goal to commit to , I‘m trying too !Always appreciate your thoughts and posts. 18h
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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#CoverCrush #7Covers7Days

Would you like to show us some of your favorite book covers @pariisannja ? No explanation needed. Post a photo of that moving cover art and tag one Litten each day for the week. Can‘t wait to see what you got! Have fun!!💕

Day Four:
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Cover and Book Design by Peter Mendelsund

Melissa_J I like that one! 1d
Ruthiella Beautiful! I almost chose this one too but I could not have presented it as beautifully as this!😍 1d
batsy This is so lovely 💙 1d
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Leftcoastzen Beautiful 1d
Tanisha_A 😍 1d
Nute @Melissa_J @Ruthiella @batsy @Leftcoastzen @Tanisha_A No doubt, it was a cover/book design purchase, but I trust this author after my absolute enjoyment of 19h
EllieDottie Such s beautiful cover!!! 18h
Tanisha_A @Nute Oh I love love The Remains of the Day. Haven't read this one yet. 16h
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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#CoverCrush #7Covers7Days

Would you like to show us some of your favorite book covers @MoniqueReads305 ? No explanation needed. Post a photo of that moving cover art and tag one Litten each day for the week. Can‘t wait to see what you got! Have fun!!💕

Day Three:
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Cover Design by TG Design

Leftcoastzen Wow, beautiful cover! 2d
megnews That is a great cover 2d
batsy Beautiful 💙 2d
Eyelit Yes! I love this one!! 2d
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#CoverCrush #7Covers7Days

Would you like to show us some of your favorite book covers @MsLeah8417 ? No explanation needed. Post a photo of that moving cover art and tag one Litten each day for the week. Can‘t wait to see what you got! Have fun!!💕

Day Two:
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Cover Design by Rich Deas

AnansiGirl The most beautiful bookcover I‘ve ever seen 😍 3d
Jess861 This book cover is phenomenal! 3d
Nute @AnansiGirl @Jess861 Agreed!💕 19h
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I enjoyed this book. The mystery was a lightweight, but the setting, the characters, the humor and the nuggets of wisdom from Inspector Gamache and Myrna made up for that in every way. I‘ll revisit Three Pines!

CBee Lovely review! 😁 4d
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed it. I think the series just gets better and better. 4d
Crazeedi So glad you liked! They get better and better, characters develop, etc. 😘💞 3d
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Nute @CBee Thanks!💕 19h
Nute @CarolynM @Crazeedi I‘m excited about this series and it seems like I will be happy for a very long time as I discovered that there are MANY more books to read. I‘m actually missing the community of Three Pines. Can‘t wait to get back.😊 19h
CBee @Nute can‘t wait to start this series! 19h
Nute @CBee I found the right descriptive phrase... it‘s a charming and picturesque murder mystery. I can‘t wait for you and I to be able to discuss them together.😊 18h
CBee @Nute sounds right up my alley! I‘ll let you know when I start it. Am thinking it will be my next read. 17h
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Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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#CoverCrush #7Covers7Days
Thanks @Leftcoastzen for the tag. I always want to play!😊

Would you like to show us some of your favorite book covers @Jnnlb ? No explanation needed. Post a photo of that moving cover art and tag one Litten each day for the week. Can‘t wait to see what you got! Have fun!!💕

Day One:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Cover Design by Erin Fitzsimmon

Leftcoastzen I love this book and its wonderful cover.❤️ 4d
lele1432 I love this one 4d
readordierachel Gorgeous 😍 4d
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MsLeah8417 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 4d
MsLeah8417 Are you aware of the history of this cover?🤭 4d
Nute @MsLeah8417 I am not aware of the history of this cover thus right now I wish that we were meeting over tea at a cool breakfast eatery so that you could tell me all about it.🤔 3d
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Billboard | Michael Vukadinovich
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I was sitting in traffic at a stoplight on my way home. There was a huge billboard sign at the intersection...the kind with changing advertisements. I had never noticed until today that positive statements flash briefly between the ads. These are the three sentences that presented before the light turned to green and I had to move along. As I was driving I thought ‘Wow, that reads like Spine Poetry‘ so I‘m sharing with my fellow Littens!💕WORDS💕

JSW I love this!!! 5d
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 5d
SW-T 😊😊😊 5d
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Ruthiella The universe is talking to you!😀 5d
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It was discovered on some little obscure table in the back corner of the bookstore, but I think that I need to treat it like a found lost treasure.
This is what I shall read next!

DivineDiana It certainly sounds that way. 💎 5d
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It was discovered on some little obscure table in the back corner of the bookstore, but I think that I need to treat it like a found lost treasure.
This is what I shall read next!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#SummersEndReadathon - EndGame: I didn‘t accomplish any additional reading after last Sunday. I was still sick, but I returned to work on Monday and battled it out for the week. Unfortunately, in the evening after work all I was able to do was chase after sleep. I enjoyed spending time with these 3 books: Agatha Christie never disappoints. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache - what took me so long to make your acquaintance? A Passion for Books - Yes!

JSW Hope you‘re on the mend soon!!! 2w
Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️Thanks for joining! 2w
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#WondrousWednesday
📚 The Goldfinch - The movie trailer has increased my curiosity.
📚 Very few in that category. I don‘t reread books very often. Harry Potter and Shadow of the Wind probably lead the short list.
📚 Unknown amount. In my make-believe world, it‘s just a few. I‘m terrified of the reality!😳
📚 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can‘t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I don‘t rate books. I enjoyed it - learned a lot!
TAG👫: ⬇️

Nute Thanks @DaveGreen7777 for the tag!🙂 3w
Nute Thanks @Eggs for always starting Wednesday mornings with something fun to do!😃 3w
OnlyYoo Thanks for tagging me! 😊 3w
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Eggs You‘re welcome, my pleasure ❤️. Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 3w
Avidreader25 HP and Shadow of the Wind would be my picks too! 3w
TheSpineView The Goldfinxh has been on my TBR list for a long time too! 3w
Lisa0223 Mine too (Goldfinch) Thanks for the tag. 3w
Nute @Lcsmcat @TheSpineView @Lisa0223 I wasn‘t too interested until I saw the movie trailer. Now I‘m trying to make time for it!🙂 4d
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Initiating my relationship with Louise Penny. The first book of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. It has a familiar comfortable feel to it: small town life, charming characters, a quiet unexpected demise and a deeply sympathetic police detective who admits from the jumpstart that “violent death still surprised him.” I have often wondered what I shall do when I finish reading Agatha Christie‘s collection. Now I know!
#SummersEndReadathon

Nute @Come-read-with-me Look at that pretty bookmark!😉 3w
Come-read-with-me @Nute You are so lovely for saying so! 3w
Scochrane26 That‘s a really cool bookmark. Unique 3w
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tracyrowanreads I started reading the Gamache books last month after a good friend of mine raved about them. And now I'm hooked. I'm waiting for number two to drop from the library. 3w
CarolynM I love this series! 3w
Crazeedi @tracyrowanreads @Nute you are going to fall in love with this series. The characters are delightful, the stories complex and immersive, I loved them all 3w
tracyrowanreads @Crazeedi I got that feeling almost from the start. So looking forward to reading more.
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rubyslippersreads You‘re all making me want to read this series. 😊 2w
Nute @Scochrane26 Thank you. It was a gift in the last Bookmark Swap event. 4d
Nute @tracyrowanreads @CarolynM @Crazeedi I was hooked within the first few pages. I love that type of setting - small town village with quirky inhabitants and everyone being shocked that there‘s an amoral type amongst them. I can‘t wait to revisit Three Pines! @rubyslippersreads I think that you will enjoy it. 4d
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#24B4Monday - EndGame: Not only was I bouncing back and forth between books...not only was I under the influence of cold medications...not only was I on Litsy when I should have been reading...The REAL Doozy (maybe it‘s not so extraordinary) -> I fell asleep on the clock. So there we have it: thirteen hours is a fiction, sincere and well-intended, but an incorrect accounting of time as I spent some of that time drifting, dreaming and snoozing.👇🏽

Nute The Moving Finger was off to a good start, but for reasons unknown got pushed aside for Still Life which held my attention & significant progress was made. I can see why this series is a favorite of many. I‘m really digging Inspector Gamache. There was an attempt to read some obscure book about folks and their passion for reading (I like weird stuff like that). Though I was feeling miserable, I think that reading was just what the doctor ordered! 3w
Andrew65 Reading is great for recharge, and allowing the body to recover. A great time with your illness. 👍😊👏👏👏 3w
Clwojick I always end up falling asleep with the timer on 😂 3w
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I almost missed this event, but thank goodness for shopping via Internet/Website when you are sick & home bound. I have definitely slowed down on buying books. I‘ve been okay with that decision. Honestly, it was a forced decision due to storage accommodations, but it has also been wise to rethink where the money goes since there are no oil wells in the backyard.😧 I want 2 books today and let‘s hope it stays that way when I get to B and N dot com.

Cedricsmom And how did you fare? Did you keep it to 2 books only? 3w
heidisreads Hope you feel better soon!!! 3w
Nute @heidisreads Thank you for your well-wishes. I am sure that they speeded my recovery!💕 4d
Nute @Cedricsmom As far as the haul was concerned, yes, I was true to my goal. As a matter of fact, I didn‘t purchase any books that were ‘haul sale‘ related, but only because the two books that I wanted were not a part of the special sale pricing. I was so upset, that I bought three regular priced books.🤷🏽‍♀️ I am beyond logical thinking and cannot help myself!😳 4d
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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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I‘m out of the bed...sick or recovering I can stay in the bed for only a couple of days. I‘m sitting at the kitchen table, across from Mom sharing a cup of tea and discussing the effort that I have been making to participate in #24B4Monday and #SummersEndReadathon. I have read for 10h15m53s so far. However, my Mom has assured me that part of that time was surely spent dozing💤because I was not answering my phone. She‘s probably right because👇🏽

Tamra Speedy recovery! I loved The Yellow Wallpaper - in a creepy kind of way. 3w
Nute I feel better rested today which must be due to extra sleep and there has been no real progress in The Moving Finger. I think that I am going to switch from my Nook to a paperback....neither of the books pictured though - I was just showing these to Mom (btw Mom...maybe I wasn‘t answering my phone because I WAS READING! She doesn‘t understand.😶). Now, I‘m gonna follow through with (edited) 3w
Nute @Tamra Thanks, Girl. This cold really got a grip, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yeah, I heard that The Yellow Wallpaper is a crazy read, but one that should be read especially by women. (edited) 3w
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JSW You‘re on the right track with tea. ❤️ hope you feel better soon! 3w
jb72 Feel better soon! The Yellow Wallpaper was pretty good. 3w
Leftcoastzen Feel better soon! Seems like it‘s been a long bout. 3w
BarbaraJean Feel better soon! Hope you have some good reading and resting time today! 3w
Andrew65 I obviously need to read The Yellow Wallpaper. You have done a brilliant job, especially if you been ill. 👏👏👏🙌Hope you are feeling better soon, nothing worse than colds and flu. 3w
Clwojick @Andrew65 You really do! 3w
Andrew65 @Clwojick Stacked 3w
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon!❤️😀❤️😀 3w
WomanistBibliophile The Yellow Wallpaper, a classic! Have you read Herland? 3w
Latrelwhite Started My Antonia this weekend loving it! 💕 tea cups too! 2w
Nute @JSW @jb72 @Leftcoastzen @BarbaraJean @Andrew65 @Ruthiella I feel that a person recovers quicker when someone is sending well-wishes in their direction and praying for their return to good health. I thank each and every one of you for your kind words!💕 4d
Nute @WomanistBibliophile I have not read Herland, but it was placed on my radar by a bookseller a while back. Have you read both books? 4d
JSW 😘❤️ 4d
Nute @Latrelwhite I was surprised to find out that My Antonia is part of a series and it is not the first book. This is my compulsive behavior confession - I have to read series in order even when not required. When I discovered that this is the third book, I replaced it on my bookshelf. Now I must collect the other two. Did you read the first two books? 4d
WomanistBibliophile @Nute I have read them, many years ago. I liked many aspects of Herland, although I subsequently learned Perkins Gilman had some racist beliefs 3d
Latrelwhite @Nute No...I found out after I started reading it‘s a series. So not reading in order☺️reading the pioneers next! I normally would read in order because I too compulsive behavior but I‘m all in. (edited) 22h
Nute @Latrelwhite Understood!🙂 19h
Nute @WomanistBibliophile Could that be detected in her writing? 19h
Latrelwhite @Nute What is the name of the other book in the series?☺️ 19h
Nute @Latrelwhite First - O Pioneers / Second - The Song of the Lark / Third - My Antonia. I had heard of O Pioneers, but didn‘t know it had anything to do with My Antonia, and I‘ve never heard of the second book. We are on this journey together, you and I. Keep me posted on your progress.😊 (edited) 18h
Latrelwhite @Nute Thank you...I will my friend and you do the same.☺️👍🏽 18h
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I‘m reading on my Nook. It‘s as old as the hills, but I still love it. I don‘t think that it can be updated anymore, and when I tried to purchase a book I received an error message directing me to Nook.com. So that‘s a bummer if I can‘t purchase directly from the store on the device. BUT still I love it, maybe more than my kindle. I don‘t really use either of them all that much...not like I thought I would.😯
This is one of the selections for👇🏽

Andrew65 Not an Agatha Christie book that I have read. 4w
DrexEdit I love my old as the hills nook also. It's like VHS vs. Beta or DVD vs. Blu-ray. I'm glad to see the nooks are still surviving out there! 😊 💜 4w
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Nute @Andrew65 Keepin‘ it real right now...I read Agatha Christie‘s books not in chronological order, not in publishing order, but by the way they show up in my blue-ray series collection staring Joan Hickson. Isn‘t that funny!😆 I probably wouldn‘t have selected this as a most pressing Agatha Christie read, but it is the next in queue. 4w
Nute @DrexEdit Yes! I don‘t think that B&N got a chance to realize that they did do this thing right! 4w
Andrew65 @Nute Joan Hickson playing Mrs Marple, now that‘s bringing back memories...including the voice she used. 4w
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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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📖 ONE book. Based off of how unwell I feel right now, my goal might be just ONE CHAPTER!

📖 I‘m finally going to build a relationship with Louise Penny.

📖 This is my second participation in a Readathon weekend. I guess that I‘m not doing it right, because I haven‘t gathered any snack foods. I am surrounded by lots of cold medications and remedies.

📖 Water...does this sound boring? Today I can‘t read without Kleenex!

📖 Yes! No rules!

LiteraryinLititz Oh no! Feel better soon! 4w
jb72 Oh I hope you feel better soon! Good luck 🍀 4w
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Clwojick Hope you‘re feeling better soon! Thanks for joining us ♥️ 4w
Nute @LiteraryinLititz @jb72 I thank both of you for those kind words and well wishes. I spent most of yesterday contemplating how sick can one actually feel from a common cold. Today, hope of recovery is on the horizon. I know part of it is due to Litsy Love. Thank you so much!🥰 4w
NeedsMoreBooks Get well soon 🤗 4w
Nute @NeedsMoreBooks Thank you for your well-wishes. I am sure that they speeded my recovery!💕 4d
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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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“Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday.”
#SummersEndReadathon

hermyknee Ooo that sounds like a good book, but I don‘t know what it is! Can you tag me when someone guesses it?! 4w
JazzFeathers That's a good one. 4w
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CarolynM @CBee Knew I recognised it. Great book! 4w
lynneamch "The very size of the cathedral was a surprise." The first line of the epigraph is better: [A wasp] was sucking jam on my plate and I cut him in half. --George Orwell? 4w
wen4blu “Was Queen Victoria a kitten or a codfish?” 4w
Creadnorthey “Voice on the phone said a single name.” 4w
Nute @hermyknee @CBee @JazzFeathers @CarolynM Yes, it is the first book of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. 4w
CBee @Nute are you enjoying it so far? 4w
Nute @CBee This was well-worth the cozy reading experience! 4d
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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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So happy to discover TWO readathons on Litsy for this weekend and beyond. Second discovery: #SummersEndReadathon. I am sick with a head cold right now, but so excited to try to participate in both wonderful events as long as cold medications don‘t make staying awake impossible.🛏😴💤
I can probably manage only one book. Planning to read a mystery.

Clwojick I always turn to audiobooks when I‘m sick. Maybe give that a try? Good luck on both readathons. Glad you‘re joking us, and I hope you feel better soon! ☺️ 4w
Nute @Clwojick I thank you for those kind words and well wishes. I spent most of yesterday contemplating how sick can one actually feel from a common cold. Today, hope of recovery is on the horizon. I know part of it is due to Litsy Love. Thank you so much!🥰 4w
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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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I‘m home from work with a head cold. I feel absolutely miserable. I can barely keep my eyes open, BUT I am striving for participation in the #24B4Monday Readathon. The prompt is for books of summer - beaches, vacations and poolside reads. Hopefully a mystery book fits in there somewhere because I need something suspenseful to help me stay awake especially since dosing on cold remedies.🤒🤧😷

cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 4w
TheReadingMermaid Oh no!!! 😱 I hope you feel better real soon sweetheart ❤️ 4w
UwannaPublishme Feel better! 💕 4w
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JacqMac I think any book can be a beach read. That‘s what I‘m telling myself anyway. Hope you feel better soon. 4w
Andrew65 Hope you make a quick recovery, sounds awful. 🤒😷🤧 Good luck with any reading you do get done. 😊👍 4w
DrexEdit Hope you feel better soon! 4w
QuietlyLaura I hope you feel better soon! Get lots of rest. 💕 4w
CarolynM Hope you're feeling well again soon💐 4w
Nute @cobwebmoth @TheReadingMermaid @UwannaPublishme @JacqMac @Andrew65 @DrexEdit @QuietlyLaura @CarolynM I thank each and every one of you for those kind words and well wishes. I spent most of yesterday contemplating how sick can one actually feel from a common cold. Today, hope of recovery is on the horizon. I know part of it is due to Litsy Love. Thank you so much!🥰 (edited) 4w
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#BookmarkSwap - Opening Day: I think that I slept all of two hours last night. I was possessed by a child‘s excited anticipation of a gift starting an hour before midnight. I am very thankful, Ms. Ammy. I love the cross-stitched reading glasses and the wooden bookmark, but my favorite is the bookmark from your local indie bookstore, because of your personal note on the backside. Thank you. I will remember this kindness always!💕

Nute This was so much fun! Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting an enjoyable swap!🤗 1mo
OrangeMooseReads I‘m glad you like everything. After I sent it I realized I forgot to put a note or card in there 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A fantastic haul. 1mo
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LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful bookmarks! 1mo
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#BookmarkSwap - Opening Day: I am like a child at her birthday celebration. I am overjoyed and very thankful, Ms. Paula. And the fact that you took time to make something for me, I will remember that always!💕
This was so much fun! Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting an enjoyable swap!🤗

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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#BookmarkSwap - Package received: Thanks Ms. Ammy. This delivery came as a surprise. I had no idea that I would receive another package. I‘m thrilled especially knowing that there is only one more day until opening.🤗

OrangeMooseReads Yay! I hope you like everything 1mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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....once again, because I have no choice...I shall read it differently this time...

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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She looked like she always had something powerful to say. She wrote as if this world needed a reminder of its humane spirit and its responsibility of benevolence towards one another. I can only hope that I said Thank You each and every time I finished reading one of her books.
My heart breaks for the loss of her earthly presence, but my heart leaps for the remembrance of her literary canon.
Thanks for writing, Toni Morrison! You shall be missed!❤️

Come-read-with-me @nute such an eloquent tribute. Thanks for sharing 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful words ♥️ 1mo
Melwilk I love your heartfelt tribute. She will be missed, but I agree we are so fortunate to be left with her work. 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful! 💜 1mo
kgriffith “I can only hope that I said Thank You each and every time I finished one of her books” — what a beautiful tribute, and I concur. 1mo
SqueakyChu I‘m reading my very first Toni Morrison book now. I see that I have some very special reading ahead. 3w
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Holden pulled me into his life and held me captive in his thoughts, his worries, his hypersensitivity, his anxiety, his depression, his heartache, his drunkenness, his loss of self, his search for identity and purpose, and his strangeness.
The 3 day directionless journey was brutal- that much smoking, that much drinking, that much profanity, that much loss, that much disconnect, that much loneliness- it was a spiral into emptiness.👇🏽

Nute It felt real and profound, it felt raw and humorous, it felt young and old, it felt distant yet somehow uncomfortably close, familiar and relatable. I don‘t have to be an angsty teen to know discontent and rebellion...to be questioning the realness or the phoniness of folks and their intentions...to be seeking some semblance of truth in a world of hurt, confusion and beauty.👇🏽
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Nute Salinger is a gift of an author as he helps to explain humanness and gives voice to a soul in the dark. I certainly wish he were a terrific friend of mine so that I could call him up on the phone whenever I feel like it (‘you know the quote‘).
Highly recommended!
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MicheleinPhilly GREAT review! 👌🏼 1mo
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Eggs Love this!!!!! 1mo
TrishB Awesome review 👍🏻 1mo
sudi Not a fan of this book but i love your review 👍 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Loved your review, not a fan of the book 1mo
Come-read-with-me @nute this is a amazing review. Thank you directing me back to a long forgotten story. 💗 1mo
MelKelsey I love and agree with your review!! 1mo
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#BookmarkSwap - Package received: Thank you, Ms. Paula. I can barely contain the excitement!🤗

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 1mo
Come-read-with-me @nute I‘m so glad it arrived!! Can hardly wait until the 15th! 1mo
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Why Poetry Matters | Jay Parini
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#PoetryMatters - Truth: The truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind.

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readordierachel Yes ❤ 1mo
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#BookmarkSwap - It is quite the mad dash to get to the post office before closing after work, but it was a happy journey with thought in mind that these ARE ON THEIR WAY!✈️🇺🇸🇬🇧📬And my first international mailing experience....I hope that it gets there in time.🤞🏽

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 1mo
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I‘m at a medical appointment with my Mom. I came prepared: two books, one kindle & Chai tea. I‘m in the waiting room...reading should be taking place right now, BUT there is too much noise. Not loud noise. Not weird noise. Just a regular disturbance of serenity. I know that the inability to read is all in me. There are other readers in the room who look absolutely happy & content...then there is me, who cannot read unless there is ONLY silence.😔

AlaMich I‘m the same way. The ambient noise distracts me and I can‘t focus. It can depend on what I‘m reading too. It‘s harder with fiction that I want to immerse myself in. Non-fiction works better with noise for me. 2mo
Megabooks There‘s always HGTV playing in the waiting rooms around here, and I can never read with it on. I‘m sorry. 2mo
Melissa_J I wearing hearing aids and get sensory overload very easily in environments where there is too much noise, even if it‘s not all that loud. I can‘t read when that happens. My one advantage (really the only benefit when hard of hearing) is that I can turn my hearing aids off or take them out and the world immediately becomes much quieter 🤫 (edited) 2mo
staci.reads Same. I'm highly distractable, and to get in my reading zone, I need quiet. 2mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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No reason for why it took so long. Actually, I take that statement back...I was never really interested. Even now I‘m not sure. I just feel like I am supposed to. Also my nephew read this in his English Lit Class and I can‘t have him knowing a story that I don‘t. He thinks I‘m a Reading Goddess! I gotta live up to my bookish-reputation!!😉

Ruthiella 😂 I love that you read it to keep your reading cred with your nephew! 2mo
Nute @Ruthiella When the children, teens and young adults in your life gain literary ground and they look to you knowing that you are a reader thus expecting that you have read all that they have read, are reading and hope to read...your pathway is already determined. I must read ALL the books!😆 2mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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I received an unexpected surprise in the mail today: a sweet hello for no reason at all. It was such a simple thing and yet it was as precious as sunshine. Thank you to this very thoughtful person. I‘ll remember this kindness always.💕

LibrarianRyan 💞 2mo
SW-T The best kind of mail 💕 2mo
RaimeyGallant How lovely. 2mo
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The Rainmaker | John Grisham
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I bet we got 20 inches of precipitation in 20 minutes. I don‘t know if that is heavy rainfall, but something crazy just happened and there is a small river flowing down the street outside my front door. So I guess it‘s books and Netflix tonight. Yay!

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Crazeedi That's crazy! Stay safe! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , be safe! Though having to stay in to read and watch Netflix, never that bad. 2mo
Nute @Crazeedi @Leftcoastzen Thank you! Ridiculous amounts of rain continues to downpour from the sky every day. It falls hard and fast with the craziest lightning and the loudest thunder. There are flash floods but not a city under water. I am thankful for rain, but prefer rain showers to a ‘Noah, please build another boat‘ kind of scenario.😬Yes, staying indoors with books (and popcorn🍿) is fabulous and Netflix is always a “win-win” option.😀 2mo
Crazeedi @Nute my garden has basically drowned because of all the rain we've had. So I hear you!! 2mo
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#BookmarkSwap: This is to be my first participation in a Litsy Swap and I couldn‘t be more excited. I tried a Pen-pal exchange of letters last year, but I received a letter only one time from my assigned correspondent so I was reluctant to try connecting closely in any way again. BUT I love bookmarks so here goes everything! I‘m signed up and all in!!! This might be the start of something.😀

Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting a fun event.💕

hermyknee @LibrarianRyan is an incredible host - I am sure you will have a good experience this time!!! 💕 2mo
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee ahh. Thanks. And @nite she is right. This is a fun and easy swap. With no more commitment afterward. So you don‘t have to feel like your missing out. 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Aww I'm sorry you had a bad pen pal experience. Swaps are fun, and addictive. I hope you get an amazing match this time around. 😊 2mo
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BeaG @Nute where are the rules and how do you sign up? 2mo
Nute @BeaG Use the hashtag (#bookmarkswap). Scroll down twice and the link to the form page is there. I think that today is the last day to sign up. 2mo
BeaG @Nute Thanks. I signed up in time. 2mo
Nute @hermyknee @LibrarianRyan @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you for the well-wishes. I was reluctant to participate in anything like this again, but letting one hurtful incident in a situation like this influence a permanent action and rule out that there are thousands of folks on Litsy who would do the right thing that should allow hope to spring eternal. So I am excited to see what happens!😊 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Nute Matches are coming soon. I should finally have them all made this afternoon. I hope. 2mo
ShelleyBooksie @Nute - I would write to you. Non bill mail is my fav :) 1mo
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Autumn weather in July!😞It‘s windy and rainy and cold outside. The weatherman has promised drizzling circumstances, wet environments and the need for both a sweater and a jacket and an umbrella.☔️ He has predicted hailstones of unknown circumference. So I have decided to declare a Let‘s-Not-Leave-the-House holiday! And for me that means only one thing: A FULL ON BOARD DAY OF READING!

🤔 Hmmm...I wonder who‘s gonna cook dinner?

Tamra Woot! 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai See...for me that's the perfect kinda day. 😂 #NotASummerPerson 🤷‍♂️ 2mo
Nute @Tamra I love how much joy you spread! Your responses are the best!😊 2mo
Nute @GrilledCheeseSamurai I live for hot summer weather with a nice breeze every now and then.🤗 2mo
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Quotes Unlimited | John A. Andrews
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#QuotsyJuly19 - Unity: I‘m loving the effort of unity on Litsy to participate in photo challenges, book swaps, pen pal friendships, gift exchanges, buddy-reads and book clubs. It‘s refreshing that this simple love of books and reading lends its way to the practice of kindness, the giving of uplifting messages and the sharing of support in several other life endeavors. Way to go, Littens! 👊🏽

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Soubhiville I agree 100%! ❤️ 2mo
DivineDiana It is remarkable to watch it unfold! All for the love of books! 👏🏻📚❤️ 2mo
Gina Oooohhhh that made me stop and grinde my brain a bit. Thank you! 2mo
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gradcat Great 👍 2mo
Nute @Soubhiville @DivineDiana @Gina @gradcat I got MUCH sisterly love for you all!💗 2mo
gradcat @Nute Thanks! I‘ll take that love of yours and send some of mine back to you!! ♥️😊😘 2mo
Gina You bet sunshine! 2mo
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This is what I might read next, but I‘m not sure if I can get through it.😬

Ashley_Nicoletto This one is super interesting and it has tons and tons of backstory. Definitely worth giving it a shot, but obviously the ending is horrible. 2mo
cathysaid I second @Ashley_Nicoletto here. The book covers a lot of material I had never heard or read, particularly about the various players. And for whatever reason, after reading this one, I can finally understand how a cult might appeal to just the right person. 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @cathysaid YES! This was the first time that I really felt like I understood how someone could be talked into a cult. Or what would lead others to make that choice. 2mo
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BridgetteM I enjoyed listening to the audiobook. Be prepared to learn a lot about Jim Jones 2mo
Aseleener I have not read this one but I loved Guinn's book about Bonnie and Clyde. 2mo
RamsFan1963 This is one of my favorite reads of 2019. It's so engrossing, but you come away really understanding the rise and fall of Jim Jones and his ministry. 2mo
Nute @Ashley_Nicoletto @cathysaid @BridgetteM @Aseleener @RamsFan1963 First admission: I decided against reading it. At least for now. Second admission: I‘m easily unsettled by the grim truth of certain realities. I don‘t think that I‘m ready for this book yet and I don‘t know when I will feel differently about that. I hope soon because...Third admission: I want to learn about the real Jim Jones and his ministry. Thanks for the encouragement & support! 2mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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July 1st - Happy National Day of Canada.🇨🇦 I celebrate this day in the literary world with acknowledgement and thanks for many favorite Canadian novelists. A new presence on that list is Esi Edugyan who has won the Giller Prize for Fiction twice and been long-listed and short-listed for the Booker Prize. Her novels are The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, Half-Blood Blues and Washington Black.
#LetsTravelJuly

AmyG Washington Black was so good. 3mo
xicanti Love her work. She‘s a great speaker, too. 3mo
Lindy Yay! Esi Edugyan is a star. 🇨🇦 3mo
OriginalCyn620 😊🇨🇦❤️ 3mo
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July 1st...starting a reread adventure today. Floating on Cloud 9 3/4! ☁️🤣

GypsyKat Great picture! I‘ve been talking myself out of buying these editions because we already have SO MANY Harry Potter sets. But they‘re just so gorgeous!!! 😆😍 3mo
BethM @GypsyKat me too! 3mo
DivineDiana I do covet these editions! ❤️ 2mo
Nute @GypsyKat @BethM @DivineDiana Somehow I am always in NEED of yet another set of Harry Potter books. I refuse to self-analyze this burning desire and allow reason to take precedence.😆 2mo
GypsyKat @Nute Good for you!!! ❤️⚡️ 2mo
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#30JuneBooks - E: Emily Dickinson...her words are beyond measure. She expresses every emotion of an unconventional living. She begs us to move beyond confinement & be more outside the realm of what is imagined. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.” There is a bright beauty amongst us. Thank God for the written word so that we can still experience such a loveliness.

Lcsmcat One of my favorites! 3mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 3mo
vivastory What a fantastic post! Dickinson is in my top 5 poets, for sure. 3mo
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MySharonaK “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.” So much beauty in those lines (edited) 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great choice for this prompt! 👍 3mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful poetry 3mo
BooknerdsLife Beautiful post ❤️ 3mo
DivineDiana Love this post! 💗 2mo
Nute @Lcsmcat Mine too! 2mo
Nute @MySharonaK @Cathythoughts Yes! Her poetry is quite beautiful! 2mo
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Ready to Read | Janet S. Fenholt
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I‘ve been on Litsy all day long between this-and-that thing. Here lately, I think that I have been enjoying talking about reading more than actually reading. I am going to commit this evening to finishing my current book which has only 50 pages remaining and to starting a new book. Also, I am excited to reread H.P. this summer. We‘ll see how it goes. A thunderstorm with rain showers has started outside and the sky is darkening. Time for reading!

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CareBear I feel that way sometimes, too! 3mo
Clwojick I totally agree! And I love this photo. 💕 3mo
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Ruthiella That totally happens to me too between Goodreads, Litsy, book blogs and Booktube! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I love that photo!! And yes, I‘m torn between booktube and Litsy. I actually left GR but may go back one day. We‘ll see!! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I‘ve never heard of booktube 🤔must have a look - out of curiosity- but really it‘s all I can do to keep up to date with Litsy 😁 3mo
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts booktube are readers who vlog about books on YouTube. Lots of fun but a total time-suck for sure.😀 3mo
Zelma I go through phases. I have a less free time this summer so often have to choose between reading and Litsy (no room for both in a day). 3mo
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Native Son | Richard Wright
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#30JuneBooks - N: Bleak circumstances - utter poverty, hopelessness, despair, powerlessness, obscurity, inadequate education, disconnectedness, underserved, terrorized existence...what is the inevitable outcome of a life lived here? No one wants to know this naked truth. No one wants to see this Native Son. Richard Wright put an unapologetic slice of real life right in front of us. Unpleasant to read...Hard to swallow...the ugly truth usually is!

Bookwomble Yep, that sums up my feeling about this book - The agonisingly inevitable outcome of circumstance. You can see the tragic outcome a mile off, and I kept muttering, "No, no" under my breath as I was reading. Powerful writing which puts you through an emotional grinder. 3mo
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Nest, Nook, & Cranny | Susan Blackaby
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#30JuneBooks - Reading Place: I am so embarrassed to admit this, I don‘t have a true dedicated reading place. Any place that could be a place is probably a space for books. I love seeing the photos of all of your reading places. All day long I am gushing over your favorite spots: “oh, that‘s lovely”...”sweet”...”good gracious, that looks cozy”...”wow, I would love to read right there!” I read wherever this body lands and there is a book nearby.😃

Nute Photo Credit: Background Paperback - Disney Pixar Coloring Pages 3mo
Cathythoughts Maybe we need to keep inventing new reading spots .... I‘d read anywhere.. 😘 3mo
Nute @Cathythoughts Yes! Me too! 2mo
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The Bells | Richard Harvell
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#30JuneBooks - Favorite: There are plots that I don‘t remember and characters that I can‘t recall, but when I see the book cover or hear the title mentioned in random conversation, I get a feeling, a vague memory that something shifted inside of me and there was an alteration in the world‘s fabric the hour that I completed that book, that is what defines a favorite book for me. I don‘t remember the entire storyline of The Bells, but I remember👇🏽

Nute trying to catch my breath while reading certain passages. I remember thinking that words strung together in a particular way is a gift to every human. I remember feeling music move through this story as if I was sitting at symphony and my entire body was a listening vessel. I remember this love story...so powerful and beautiful that it transcended who loved whom and became a realization of the charity of love, a treatise on agápe?? 3mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful description ♥️. Stacked 3mo
Nute and the true giving of one‘s self entirely to another. It‘s a beautiful story, but it is quiet in its presence so you must be willing to be patient. I feel that it is worth a commitment. Highly recommended! 3mo
Leftcoastzen What a stellar description! Sounds interesting. 3mo
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#30JuneBooks - DNF: This is always my only answer for a book that I felt was impossible to read to completion. I tried, but it could not be done. It was several years ago and today is still considered one of my best decisions for maintaining a happy day-to-day life attitude!😁

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#30JuneBooks - Obsessed: I don‘t usually read more than one book at a time so as a reader I really only need to be in possession of one bookmark BUT as a lover of all things book-related there are some undeniable obsessions.😝

TheSpineView That is a lot of bookmarks! 3mo
Susannah I love your bookmarks! I used to have a huge collection and am just starting to collect again. So much fun. 3mo
vivastory Very impressive! 3mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz My oh my! 😍😍😍😍😍 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 👏 3mo
BooknerdsLife Wow!!! 😱😍😍💖💖💖 3mo
BarbaraJean I find that a variety of bookmarks are needed so that I always have an option that matches my book. 😆 3mo
mreads @BarbaraJean yes! Me too 3mo
mreads In the tassel vs no tassel debate looks like you're leaning towards tassel 😄 3mo
Ruthiella That‘s quite a collection!😍 3mo
Nute @Susannah I try to bypass these in the bookstore but then I see one that is saying just what needs to be said between the pages of a book.😁 3mo
Nute @mreads Droppin‘ tassels everywhere!😃 3mo
Nute @BarbaraJean Girl, I got you! We understand each other!😜 3mo
Susannah Exactly. Sometimes they are irresistible. 3mo
RavenLovelyReads 😍😍 Im a book polygamist so I usually have bookmarks everywhere! Your collection is exquisite! 😍😍 3mo
fleeting Same!! 2mo
Nute @RavenLovelyReads Thank you!💕 2mo
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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#30JuneBooks - Wild Books: Truth...I like reading children‘s literature. It‘s not usually weighed down by the complications of romance or the blasé weariness of an overexposed-done-everything living or the complexity of adulting. It‘s usually just a story reminding the reader that there is a way to still believe that there could be magic, pirates, flying cars, dragons, talking animals, robots & many more fantastical beings. I believe. I believe...

merelybookish Nicely put! I also enjoy reading children's books! 3mo
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#HumpDayPost

🌸 I think that Peonies are beautiful. I fall hard for just about every flower...even some flowering weeds.
📖 I‘m rereading Harry Potter this month. It is always my favorite book whenever I‘m reading it.
📺 New Amsterdam (so much humanity) or season 1&2 of Designated Survivor.
💖 This one is tough because I have many favorite poets. Too many to list. I have many poets who have unmoored me with a single poem. Unable to choose.

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lele1432 Peonies are beautiful and they smell amazing! 3mo
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