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FINALLY!
Informative and interesting. The different theories are interesting to read. I got frustrated with the repetition f information. My biggest issue is that many of the dates and information is from after 1492. I know that a lot of the written record is from after but several references and discussion is of events that occur long after.
It‘s very dense and informative though. 3.7 ⭐️

charl08 Cute cat! This one is on my wishlist, but I haven't picked it up yet! 3d
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I haven‘t been around Litsy much which saddens me. I‘ve still been plugging away at 1491 (I swear it will never end!). Things are good so far I like my job which for this intense introvert is weird. It‘s in retail and involves A LOT of customer interaction and talking and peopling and being polite LOL it‘s part time so that helps. my co-works are good and I get along with them. I have to work today but then I‘m going to finish 1491.

Avanders 👋Glad to hear you‘re enjoying the job! Happy to see you ☺️ And look forward to your review on 1491 😳😘 1w
Hoopiefoot Glad you‘re liking your new job! I‘m another introvert in a public facing role. I love the challenge but also love my peace & quiet at the end of the day. 1w
Crazeedi Hello!👋 I hear that's a good book! And kudos on your job! 1w
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Sace Hi! I'm glad you are enjoying the job 😊 1w
TheBookHippie I get that on so many levels!!!! I‘m glad it‘s all going well! 1w
Cinfhen Glad all is well 🧡 1w
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Mine | Brett Battles
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Pickpick

Finished this the other day. It‘s good. The story is good some parts are a bit unexpected which makes it better. It‘s about 6 teenagers that disappear from summer camp and only 3 return. There are some decent twistys in it. I‘m making it a pick with 3.8-4 stars ⭐️

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My wonderful Powell‘s bag (Swap gift) is now my work bag because after looking for what feels like ever I FINALLY HAVE A JOB! Yay book money! It is at one of the most non-Moose places too, a tool store LOL
So far it hasn‘t been too bad and the people are mostly ok and agreeable.
I‘m still plugging away at the tagged book. I‘m “this” close to finishing.

AmyG Great tote! ❤️ 2w
Lcsmcat Congratulations on the job! 2w
Jas16 Congratulations! 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 2w
marleed Congrats! 2w
LeahBergen Congrats!! 👏🏻 2w
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 2w
charl08 That is a beautiful bag! 1w
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Follow.my.read What an AWESOME cover!!! 3w
OrangeMooseReads @Follow.my.read can never go wrong with cats 😁 3w
marleed One of my ‘keeper‘ books! Okay, I have a lot of keepers - but this is certainly one of them! 3w
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#7covers7days Day 4 (forgot to post yesterday)

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julesG Clever! 4w
gradcat Cool! 😎 3w
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Country Music: An Illustrated History | Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
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I love a good documentary and who does a better documentary than Ken Burns (or Ava DuVernay)? I want to read the companion book.
I highly recommend this documentary series even if you don‘t like country music. My dad is a classic rock (Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Bob Seger, etc) fan and he‘s been watching it too.
#nerd #ilovedocumentaries

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julesG I need this! 4w
OrangeMooseReads @julesG it‘s super cute. I bought it for my nephew his first Halloween 👻 (this is my son‘s copy) 4w
gradcat Love that cover art! Very cute!! ♥️ 3w
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Soccer and still plugging away at this book. It‘s interesting in the way a textbook is interesting.

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The Complete Stories | Flannery O'Connor
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Finally getting to this. It‘s been a week I tell you! 🤦🏼‍♀️
#7covers7days Day 1
@gradcat

hermyknee Ooh it‘s gorgeous! 4w
Avanders 🤗 hope this one‘s better! ♥️ 4w
OrangeMooseReads @Avanders thanks. It wasn‘t a bad week just a lot happened and was going on ... mostly good things but it still felt like a week lol 4w
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Lcsmcat Beautiful! 4w
Tanisha_A Oh this is gorgeous! 4w
gradcat Oh, I so love Flannery O‘Connor, and this is such a lovely cover! ♥️ 4w
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I was really hoping for way more humor. I was disappointed 😔 the pictures were fun.

Eggs Just bought this at the dollar store this week! Love the art 💗 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @eggs yes the art is fantastic. I‘ve always loved Little Golden Books. 2mo
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Taking a break from the tagged book tonight to read something really light and humorous. I picked up this one for $1 today at the library sale.

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#bookhaul $10.50 for all of this bookish goodness
The little blue one at the top is a copyright 1901 edition of Shakespeare Sonnets

Caroline2 Primo Levi! 😍 2mo
Tamra I hope you enjoy Underground Airlines! 2mo
Reagan-reads Underground Airlines is very good. Heart Shaped Box has some freezer worthy moments 😳 2mo
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BookNAround Killers of the Flower Moon is excellent. 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @BookNAround that‘s what the lady at the sale said as well. I‘ve wanted to read it for a while. 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @Tamra @Reagan-reads it sounds good. 2mo
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It‘s Labor Day weekend which means the best time of the year! Friends of the Library book sale! Haul coming soon

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This is a slow going read. It‘s good, but dense.

squirrelbrain 😻 2mo
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1. My new book is called “And this morning and then I‘ll get to see”
2. Adult Supervision Required
3. Yes. Why not I love writing and being creative.
4. To get it out and to be creative.
#humpdaypost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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So apparently I am drawn to books about brothels and madams in the early 20th century. 😆 Maybe I was a madam or a working girl in a previous life.

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Soccer time!
New audiobook, first soccer practice and getting my walk in #bfcr3

wanderinglynn w00t! Walking for #BFC! 🙌🏻 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @wanderinglynn yeah I need to get my butt in gear last week wasn‘t a good one for walking, life always throws some kind of wrench in my plans lol 2mo
wanderinglynn @OrangeMooseReads I feel you. I was on a plane, west coast to east coast & back and then sitting in a training symposium all day the other days. #lifehappens 😉 2mo
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My mom and I took Man Cub back to school shopping Friday. On the way home my mom stopped for some sweet corn. They had a free library! I didn‘t get out of the car so I‘m not sure what was in it, but I thought that was cool. It‘s a very popular roadside farm stand in my parent‘s area.

Dragonfairykats I didn't think that there would be any free libraries where I live, since it's so rural. But according to https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ there are a few! 2mo
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The End of Oz | Danielle Paige
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Mehso-so

Not bad. A bit predictable at times. I really didn‘t like the last few chapters. It felt like Paige forced a happy ending and then thought she better throw in a cliff hanger to make you want another book. Honestly, I don‘t want another book in this series (I know there is a book of Oz stories).
The series over all gets a eh. It‘s not the worst but it‘s not really that great either. The first book was good then it went down hill.

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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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Thank you @LibrarianRyan for the wonderful bookmarks! I love the Ironman and the unicorn is beautiful. Isabella loves the big sparkly one lol
And Lisa Frank paper! Be still my 90s elementary school heart ❤️
Thank you also for hosting this #bookmarkswap it was so much fun

LibrarianRyan That is the last of my Liza Frank stationary paper. It took me 25-30 years to use it all up, but I used up on this swap. I still have a few fold a notes, but not many. I wish they still made it.

Actually now that I think about it, I might still have some black LF stationary, but not much.
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OrangeMooseReads @LibrarianRyan the dollar tree sells Lisa Frank stuff but it‘s not quite the same as the original. That awesome that you still had the original stuff left. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @OrangeMooseReads They do, but mostly stickers. As a military brat who loved to write letters my aunts would send me all sorts of sets, and a lot of LF and Hello Kitty. Years ago I gave a ton of it away to a school program that matched 3rd grades with senior citizens for pen pals. But I kept the LF. 2mo
Crazeedi Very awesome!! 2mo
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Thank you so much @Crazeedi for all the wonderful bookmarks! And the notebook, pen, sticky notes, and cards 😍
I love the joke on the peacock bookmark lol
Isabella‘s favorite are the tasseled ones lol
Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting this fun #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 2mo
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ I understand Isabella!! 2mo
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1. Anything sugary. 🍦🥧🍰🍩🍪 and so on
2. I don‘t know ... my new Fitbit maybe 🤷🏻‍♀️
3. The tagged book.
4. I tag you all
@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

Eggs #1-I hear ya 2mo
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Pick 6 Donuts and find out your Hogwarts house ... Hufflepuff for life 🖤💛🖤💛
https://www.bookish.com/articles/quiz-donuts-hogwarts-house/?utm_source=Facebook...

Texreader That was fun and made me hungry. It‘s says I‘m Gryffindor. 2mo
ReadingOver50 I got Hufflepuff. That's what Pottermore says I am too 😄 2mo
zezeki @ReadingOver50 Same here!! 😄😄 2mo
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I pulled the tagged book off the shelf for my next read. I took a quick picture of it and then headed upstairs to bed. Guess what I forgot to grab the book. I don‘t want to go back downstairs. Instead I‘ll be starting the pictured book tonight. #latenightbrain #upnext #readingbeforebed

Crazeedi I've heard this is very good 2mo
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I miss Carrie Fisher. This was my first one of her books and I loved it. The affair didn‘t surprise me because it was talked about when the book was released.
She does get self deprecating at times but with her addictions and mental health issues it was no surprise that there would be times she would be like that.
I enjoyed this book. I will read more of her stuff and continue to miss her and her strength and sass mouth.

Bklover I agree- I miss her too! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Miss her too... 2mo
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Excellent book, worth the read. I posted previously wondering how much of the story is embellished by both Lewis and Hurston.
From a historical stand point we are lucky to have this story embellished or not told by the man who lived it. This important because it shows that even though the trade from Africa was lawfully ended it did not end.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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#bfcr3 week 1 check in
I didn‘t eat great this week but I didn‘t eat terribly, except Thursday I basically had junk food for dinner and way too much sugar. I need to get on those fresh fruits and veggies better.
Took a bit of a new route today by the river and got to see a doe and her fawns crossing by the time I got my camera open they were climbing out.
@wanderinglynn

sudi You did great 👏👏👏 2mo
squirrelbrain Amazing pic! ❤️ 2mo
Soubhiville Wow that‘s so cool! 2mo
Meaw_catlady You did amazing! Keep up the great work! Cool picture! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And great photo! 2mo
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Izzy is doing her yoga too. #bfcr3

Leftcoastzen 😻 2mo
Tanisha_A 😂 2mo
sudi 😂😂😂 2mo
TNbookworm 😹 2mo
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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1. Indoor always have been always will be.
2. Coffee or water (it‘s all I really drink)
3. England or any where in Europe
4. Grey
5. Yes. Lol
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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This is an interesting book. I wonder how much was embellished by Hurston and by Lewis. I have absolutely no doubts in the truth of the story there is historical proof to it. When someone tells a story some times they embellish to make it more interesting.

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#bookmarkswap envelopes going out tomorrow!
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 2mo
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Received another #bookmarkswap envelope today but I don‘t know who it‘s from. It has the best washi on it and a fantastic stamp.
@LibrarianRyan

mreads Ruh roh 😄 2mo
LibrarianRyan That would be from me. My return address wasn‘t stamped on it? Sorry about that. 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @librarianryan lol 😆 no it isn‘t (edited) 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @mreads I so heard Scooby in my head when I read your reply. 😂 2mo
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YAY! My #bookmarkswap package arrived! Can‘t wait to open it @Crazeedi
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2mo
Crazeedi Yay!!!!😉👍❤ 2mo
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Starting this one this morning. #bfcr3

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I let Man Cub pick my next read.

Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 3mo
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Panpan

The background of the story is the JFK assassination in ‘63. I like that the author used the mob conspiracy theory. Didn‘t care for the last 3-4 chapters though. They felt forced and a lot like the author was trying to just wrap it up for publication. I didn‘t really care for some of the story line either but I think it would have been ok if those last chapters hadn‘t been forced. Honestly I would skip this, it‘s not that good.

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I‘ll be honest I gave up this week. No walk, no yoga, limiting sugar was my normal attempt. I don‘t know I just couldn‘t anymore.
I finished 1 book maybe 2.
Over all for the #BFC both rounds I‘m happy. I‘m glad I joined and I want to say a huge thank you to @wanderinglynn for creating this. It has motivated me. I‘ve lost 15 pounds since May. #bfcr3 will be better with adjusted goals.

Chrissyreadit Holy Cow!!! 15 pounds is AMAZING! 3mo
Meaw_catlady Hey some weeks you just gotta say heck it and take a break from the tough stuff. It‘s amazing that you‘re still going for it and you have made so much progress! Keep it up! Good luck with round 3! 💕 3mo
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OrangeMooseReads @Meaw_catlady Agreed. Thank you. 3mo
Texreader I‘m feeling your pain. I didn‘t sign up for anything but I have tried to eat better and was already seeing the difference. Then...work stress! Quit my job, etc. now I just want a ton of fried chicken and biscuits! Hey, these things happen. 3mo
OrangeMooseReads @Texreader I hear ya I‘ve been bingeing on Trader Joe‘s vegan banana bread 🤤 today. That stuff will be my down fall. Thankfully I don‘t live close to TJ‘s. 3mo
sudi Sometimes you just need a little break 😎. But glad to see that you're joining round 3 🙌 3mo
wanderinglynn We all have those weeks. 💚 We all need a break. Take some self-care time. But you've had an awesome Round and look how far you've come! 🙌 3mo
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Started this last night. It‘s not too bad, but I‘m only 2 chapters in. #BOTM

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Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Started this today. So far I like it.

Crazeedi I 💗💗Mary!! 3mo
OrangeMooseReads @Crazeedi I much prefer the book Mary to the movie Mary. 3mo
Crazeedi @OrangeMooseReads most definitely!! 3mo
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Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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My week 5 #bfcr2 check in. It was a rough week mentally for me. I had to force myself out of bed most days. I finally got a walk in for the first time in 2 weeks and I will be getting in some yoga in a bit. With my mental state I‘ve been eating too much junk = sugar. Next week will be better. At least I did something this week 😊
@wanderinglynn

Megabooks I‘m sorry you‘ve had a rough week! 3mo
wanderinglynn You did make progress and more importantly, you didn‘t quit. 🙌🏻 This past week you had other challenges to focus on. And I‘m sorry to hear that you had a rough week—I hope it‘s getting better. 💚 Reset and refocus for this week, adapt your goals as needed. You got this! 😀 3mo
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Finished this last night. I liked this point of view of the Trojan War. The story was good and the characters were ok. The MC bothered me a bit and I‘m not 100% sure why. There was something about her.
My biggest issue was that the narrator changed randomly like in the middle of the chapter it would be a different person perspective, it would go from first to third and back and then to second. It got hard to follow at times.
Over all 👍🏼

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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1. Any Vonnegut really.
2. Toy Story 4
3. Lemon 🍋 (salad with lemony dressing, lemon desserts, etc)
4. 24 (not including spouses) but only 22 living.
5. Aye aye cap‘n
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Well if nothing else I got my book goal for #bfcr2
The last couple weeks I haven‘t been able to do my normal routine plus the heat last week and running the garage sale at my parent‘s (way to much human interaction for this introvert). Yesterday and today would not have been a problem to go walk but I just didn‘t want to. I‘ve lost my motivation and it sucks.

Balibee146 Understandable... The more you beat yourself up the more it will feel like an unwelcome chore... Give yourself some breathing space and the want will come back xx 3mo
wanderinglynn Life happens (which includes weather). We all have days (or in my case, weeks) where we lack motivation. It happens to all of us. Hang in there. 💜 Re-evaluate your goals & adapt as needed. 3mo
wanderinglynn What works for me when I lack motivation is to break my goals up into smaller, more manageable chunks—10 minutes of walking, 10 minutes of yoga. Start slow. Allow yourself time to get back into a groove. Then slowly increase. One step, one day at a time. You‘ll get there and we are here for you. 💜 3mo
marleed Being extrovert for extended times when that is not your style is exhausting. I‘ve adapted to living alone and I find it really hard not to be on my own for at least parts of a day. I can find my way back to my closet- introvert self by going for a walk with no sound but the trees - when company leaves, of course :) 3mo
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Yellow Brick War | Danielle Paige
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My hold came in! I really hope this beginning is building to something big big.

Clwojick loved this series! i really have to get around to finishing it soon. 🐵 3mo
OrangeMooseReads @Clwojick I have the 4th audiobook on hold but it‘s going to be 4 weeks! I have to know what happens 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Pickpick

Decently written, the characters were ok they didn‘t feel fully developed. The twists were good. The story was well thought out. I enjoyed this one. It‘s a good dark twisty novel.

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Starting this one while I sit in my parent‘s garage and Man our sale. At least it‘s not raining and we have fans.

Texreader Perfect multitasking 3mo
DivineDiana Good luck! Been there. Looking back, I have fond memories! 3mo
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