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Rachel.Rencher
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Hey all! I have a bunch of new friends on here so I wanted to do a quick get to know me. 👋
- That's me on the right, my hubby, Lucas, on the left, and my Corgi, Winston, in the back sucking down a pupaccino
- I'm 23 and live in Southern Idaho
- I teach reading classes and attend Idaho State for my Master's in Education
- Litsy is my favorite app
- My favorite book changes weekly, & this week it's News of the World

Tell me about yourself! 😁

Mitch “Pupaccino“ thats too cute! 3h
tournevis 👋 👋 👋 👋 👋 👋 👋 3h
tournevis @Mitch Frothy warm milk. 😉 3h
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Rachel.Rencher @Mitch Right? The baristas fill a cup with whipped cream for him when we go to Dutch Brothers 😂 3h
Mitch @Rachel.Rencher Im considering a brunch with my three little ones - accompanied by “ kitticcino“ 😻 3h
Rachel.Rencher @Mitch Do it! The fur children like to feel included. 😻🐶 3h
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Oh my gosh @Meaw_catlady , I just got your package in the mail! Thank you so much. 😭 I'm so excited to read the books, and I absolutely love the endangered species chocolate! I'm currently burning the incense and trying a cup of this tea. I love everything!! Thank you. ❤❤❤

Meaw_catlady Awww I‘m glad it made it!! Warms my heart that you love it! The clear quartz is from a field trip I did to a quarry ! Hope it all brings you good energy 💕🤗 19h
Rachel.Rencher @Meaw_catlady Awh thank you! I love it 🤗 I put it next to my little buddha on my windowsill. ❤ 19h
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What does "nearly finished" mean for you guys? If I have around 150 pages left, then I'm more than likely going to bring a second book. ??

laurenslibrary I have almost 200 pages left in the one I'm reading, but you better believe I'm taking an extra book camping this weekend! Its supposed to rain, I might have a lot if reading time! 😝⛈ 23h
Rachel.Rencher @laurenslibrary Oh yeah if I'm camping or going on a trip then I'm for sure bringing at least 3! In my post I meant like going to work/ to an appointment/ something like that. 😂😂 23h
OrangeMooseReads And a third just in case that backup just isn‘t doing it for you. ... for me if I‘m more that 2/3 of the way through a book I‘m bringing an extra. 23h
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TheSpineView Extra is 3/4 and my Kindle... you know just in case!🤣 23h
Erika13137 I had to make an emergency stop at a used bookstore in the middle of our last road trip cause I finished the books I brought. You only make that mistake once. #realworldproblems 23h
CoverToCoverGirl If there‘s less 100 pages to go.. I need backup! 19h
CareBear @OrangeMooseReads and this was going to be my comment (about bringing a third in case the backup is a no go). I love how you all feel the same 💕 17h
Cathythoughts But ofcorse 👍🏻♥️ 9h
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I've noticed that I take blurry pictures when my glasses are off... not sure why that could be. 🤔😂

This book is next up! So many of you recommended it and I'm excited to dive in. Also, I had a late night cookie craving so I whipped up a batch with dark chocolate, walnuts and sea salt. 🤤🍪

Liatrek Loved this book ❤️hope you enjoy 😊 1d
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Pickpick

If we've been friends on here for a while, then you may know that I'm a huge psychology nerd. I got my 4 year degree in psych just because I thought it was interesting. 🤓 This book totally scratched that itch for me. I love how Gladwell compiled various studies and scenarios to show how people make decisions. It was really interesting, and I think even non-psychology majors would enjoy reading this one!

C.Perone I LOVED this book! (actually love all his books) 2d
Rachel.Rencher @C.Perone Surprisingly this was my first Gladwell! I have The Tipping Point, and I'm going to read that one soon! 2d
C.Perone You won't be disappointed! 2d
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AlaMich I think getting your degree in a field just because you are passionate about it is underrated. I wish I had done that. 2d
Rachel.Rencher @AlaMich Thank you! I'm going back for education and literature now. Turns out I can't really work in the psychology field without a masters and a lot of statistics. 😜 2d
andrew61 I really enjoy revisionist history so this looks very interesting. 2d
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Frog Music: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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These are the three books that I picked up at the used bookstore! They have a trade in program, so I got these for super cheap.

Geek Love was a recommendation from @Liberty , John Boyne is one of my favorite authors, and I've been wanting Frog Music for a while. I'm going to need more time to read because my TBR overfloweth. 😅📚

Penny_LiteraryHoarders A History of Loneliness is amazing. My favourite Boyne. 3d
Rachel.Rencher @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Really? Wow okay I'm excited for this one! I have loved absolutely everything else he's written so far. 3d
teainthelibrary Geek Love is good! Super creepy though 3d
Rachel.Rencher @teainthelibrary That's what I've heard! 😂 2d
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Found a cute used bookstore in my neighborhood today! There are thousands of books stacked from floor to ceiling. I could have easily spent hours in here but they had to close, so I just grabbed three that stood out to me. 📚🤓

Mrsann2000 Where is this? 3d
Rachel.Rencher @Mrsann2000 It's in Boise, Idaho! It's called The Bent Corner, but it wasn't in the database to tag it. 3d
Amiable 😍 3d
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Stacypatrice It‘s beautiful!!! 3d
ReadingOverSleeping I love this! It's so cute! 3d
CoverToCoverGirl I love the name and it looks like a place I could spend hours in too! 3d
BethM 😍 3d
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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You guys, I am obsessed with this book! Andrew is a 42 year old who finds next of kin for people who died alone. After a slip up during his interview, he creates a fantasy life where has a wife and two kids, & that's what his boss and coworkers believe. In reality, he's a broke bachelor with a penchant for model trains.

Even though this is a story that I can't relate to, the dark humor gripped me immediately. I'll probably finish this today. 🤓

ValerieAndBooks Looks good! Reminds me of this news story I read (and really stayed with me) — wonder if the author was inspired by it https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/nyregion/dying-alone-in-new-york-city.amp.htm... 3d
Rachel.Rencher @ValerieAndBooks Omg I could totally see that! It's definitely borders on macabre but I love it. 😂 3d
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Happy Monday, friends! For work today I have to re-read Animal Farm (one of my all-time favorites), and keep reading Blink. I then have to prep lessons for my high school and adult classes.

Summer session is going to start in 2 weeks, and I'm already feeling the first day jitters! 🤓📚

The jitters may also be coming from the prednisone that my doctor prescribed. I have to take it for 15 days and I cannot sit still, so it might be that. 😂🤔

GingerAntics Loved Animal Farm, too. 4d
Buechersuechtling Wishing you that the prednisone helps. Feel better soon. 💛🧡 4d
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Thank you! The pollen and cotton in the air are making my asthma worse, so hopefully this works. Apparently breathing is pretty important. 😜 4d
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The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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We've had thunderstorms almost all day. I am SO grateful that Winston isn't scared of thunder. 🙌

I'm starting The House on Mango Street because I wanted another short read, and digging into this gelato. 😋 I'm not sure if Tillamook is a regional thing or not, but if it's in your area then you should definitely pick this up. 🍧

tpixie Our rain starts tonight about midnight!!! And after the last two storms one of my dogs has started being afraid of the rain! (edited) 5d
Rachel.Rencher @tpixie Oh nooo! Have you tried the thunder jackets? 5d
teainthelibrary Tillamook is one of my favourite parts of visiting Oregon 😍 4d
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Redwritinghood That‘s good he‘s not afraid. My dog is terrified and sits there trembling through big thunderstorms. 4d
tpixie @Rachel.Rencher no! I need to look into those — I‘ve never heard of them!! 4d
Rachel.Rencher @tpixie It's like a compression shirt that makes the dog feel snuggled, but they're not worried about their human's anxiety because holding the dog when there are loud noises reinforces that there's something going wrong. It worked wonders for my dachshund. 🐶 4d
tpixie @Rachel.Rencher I just bought one on Amazon that should come by Wednesday so we‘ll see how it works! Thanks 4d
Rachel.Rencher @tpixie I hope it works for your pup! ❤ 4d
tpixie @Rachel.Rencher thanks!! I‘ll try to remember to keep you posted. Maybe I‘ll put her little Christmas sweater on her tonight!! 4d
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Pickpick

This is easily one of the best books I've ever read. It's an uplifting story, and I absolutely love Captain Kidd. ❤

Texreader So glad you loved it. I had that same reaction!! 5d
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Benefits of books 🤓📚

I love my Kindle, but there's just something about a physical book that can't be replicated.

Ashley_Nicoletto I feel this way about my Kindle. I sometimes am not sure why I even but physical books anymore. 🤣 Mostly because of the way they look. But I freaking love how lightweight my kindle is and how big I can make the text. 5d
Megabooks Totally true! Sometimes you just need a print book! 5d
BookHoarder32 No rolling wifi blackouts 🙄😂 5d
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monalyisha I love that books are so precious to me but that I can leave them on my beach-blanket with hardly a second thought. It‘s weirdly freeing. 😆 5d
CoverToCoverGirl Agreed! 📚📚 5d
AKinderman I am Kindle-ing only because I am currently reading some ARC's that are digital only but when I'm not, it's books all the way. Only becomes an issue when I travel.
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You guys, I have a problem. I went to go donate books after cleaning off my shelves, and I bought almost as many as I donated. Oops...

Side note: If you're bored, you can play Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego on Google Earth. 😂

BarbaraJean 🤣It‘s a vicious cycle!! But those are some really good books there! Everything I Never Told You is AMAZING. 6d
Buechersuechtling Wonderful suitcase – if it is one – where the books are on. 💗 Yes, @BarbaraJean is right, “Everything I never told you” is a page turner. “The English patient” was just okay for me. I prefer the film. But anyway: Happy reading. – And if you took home only “almost” as many books as you donated the destination route is completely fine, isn‘t it❓😉 5d
Rachel.Rencher @BarbaraJean I'm super excited for that one! 😊 5d
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Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling I love the way you think! 😁 Plus I'm helping the environment and getting new reading material, so all is well. 😉📚 5d
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling And thank you! It's a steamer trunk that I bought from a friend when she moved to California. It's been passed around quite a lot and I love it. 😊 5d
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher Had to look up “steamer trunk” in a dictionary. But I love the picture language of the term. It‘s more imaginative than the German “suitcase for travels going overseas”. Steamer trunk makes me see steam boats 🚢 (uhm, not very ecofriendly), blue skies, sunshine and old-fashioned dressed ladies with hats 👒 conquering the new world. 5d
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher You‘re way of seeing it ain‘t bad either. I especially like the concept of sustainability. It‘s not only an easy excuse, it‘s an incontrovertible truth at the same time. 5d
readordierachel I love that edition of The Wonder 😍 4d
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Happy Saturday! Lucas and I tried to go to a library sale, but it was canceled due to weather. It's literally sunny & 75, so we took that as a sign from the book gods that we didn't need more. But we did meet the library's pet lizard. 🦎

We went out to brunch, & then I decided to flip all of our books sideways so we could fit more. That turned into sorting by size, genre, etc.🤦🏻‍♀️

So, now I'm taking a break & I LOVE this book. #BlameItOnLitsy

Texreader It‘s so good!!! 6d
Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 6d
Pricel101 Loved this book!! 5d
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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I went to the library to donate some books, and of course I had to check out their used book store. I got all of these for $3. 😍

Do you use your library's book store? All of the books I've gotten from mine are like new and superrrr discounted. 📚

Meaw_catlady I love Year One! 7d
Rachel.Rencher @Meaw_catlady Awesome! I haven't read anything by her so I'm excited to try it 😁 7d
Meaw_catlady It was my first by her as well because I don‘t usually read the genres she most often writes. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it :) 7d
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Schooled | Anisha Lakhani
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My teaching materials for the first 5 weeks of classes have arrived! 😳 For real though, I'm so grateful that the institute isn't making me buy my own books and supplies. This is going to be a fun summer. 😍📚

P.s. Corgi butt was not included in shipment. 😂

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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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The Toll finally has a cover! I can't wait for November 5th. 😍😍😍

Sweetkokoro Oh I really like how they did this cover, I can‘t wait for this one to release! 1w
TheSpineView So excited for this one! 7d
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It is a cold & rainy day in Southern Idaho today! My pictures are all weird colors because I have no natural light. 😜

Anyway, this book won by a landslide when I asked you guys to vote a few days ago, so News of the World is up next! 🤓📚

Lcsmcat I hope you enjoy it! 1w
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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Mehso-so

I was so excited about this book, and it was definitely enjoyable. I think the editor, however, should have chosen a random part of the book and ripped about 100 pages out. DeMille sure likes to ramble. 🙄

Also not a huge fan of the leading lady's character arc. She starts off as a bad ass and kind of turns into a damsel in distress... ugh.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Ahhh 😍 This is the best BOTM I've gotten. I'm obsessed with the tote and the little book pockets that are sewn in. This is definitely coming with me to my next library sale. 🤓📚

Spinning Silver is for Lucas, and the other two are my picks. Have you read this month's BOTM yet?

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1. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. Really enjoying it so far. 🤓
2. I have but I can't say I've gotten anything from them
3. Who Moved My Cheese, Leave Your Mark, Getting to Yes, etc aaand not for me, but definitely for someone else! 📚
4. Maybe like a year in high school... that was my version of rebellion 😜
5. @Lucas.Rencher @MrBook

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Rachel the Rebel 1w
Buechersuechtling 🤦🏽‍♀️ Yes, I completely get you. “Who moved my cheese” was simply awful. (edited) 1w
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Update on my Lady Macbeth paper (since all of you were so incredibly encouraging as I struggled through it): I got a 95%! I'm starting to wonder if having a drink before I write something makes me a better writer. 🤔 I swear I don't drink very much, but I see results when I do. Is that why so many great writers are alcoholics? 😂

I also thought this would be a good time to show off this book. All of the pictures are made from laser cut paper. 😍

tpixie Congrats 🎊🎉🎈 1w
tpixie And lovely paper 1w
daniwithtea Congrats!! 1w
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Tamra Lol, good for you!! 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations! Well done! Cheers! 🍷 😂 1w
wanderinglynn Congrats! And that‘s gorgeous! ❤️ 1w
ReadingRover That book is amazing! I need it! 1w
Lucas.Rencher Good job babe! ❤ 1w
Buechersuechtling Congratulations‼️🙌🏼🎉🍷 1w
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I lied, I thought I only needed to read The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe today, but I also have to get through a few chapters of this book for work.

I have another Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point, but I haven't read it. Has anyone else read Gladwell? What did you think? I'll have to teach this book over the summer. 🤓📚

Kimberlone The Tipping Point and Outliers are both fantastic. I also recommend his podcast Revisionist History! 1w
JamieArc I haven‘t read his books yet, but I‘ve seen him speak and listened to the podcast as well. He‘s good stuff. 1w
Lucas.Rencher It sounds interesting! 1w
eraderneely Gladwell narrates his own audiobooks and they‘re good, so you could supplement with audio time if your library has it. 1w
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Good morning! 🌞 My assignment today is to read The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. I remember reading this when I was really little and literally trying to push the wall of my closet out. I think I woke my mom up one night because I was rummaging around and clashing the hangers together. Sorry, mom! I was just trying to get some Turkish delight. 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️

MrBook 😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
MrT I've reread all the series countless times, usually around Christmas time. As an 9 year old I insisted I was called Eustace Clarence. 1w
starlight97 Lovely mug! 1w
Rachel.Rencher @starlight97 Thank you! It came from Universal Orlando 😊 1w
Lucas.Rencher Love that mug 😍 1w
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Littens! I need help deciding what book to read next. I'm going to finish my current one tomorrow, and I want to read a good, immersive story next.

I've heard good things about all 4, so please vote for your favorite and I'll read the one with the most votes once I finish my current book. 🤓📚

Texreader News of the World. Definitely in my top ten as soon as I read it. 2w
SaharaSarah33 News of the World 2w
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Tamra I‘m of course going to say #1 Ladies, but that is only because I‘ve read the series and have come to love the characters. They grow on you over time. 2w
Aseleener News of the World 2w
WhatWouldJaneDo I enjoyed Less! It's a quick read too. 2w
MaureenMc The Reluctant Fundamentalist 😊 2w
SaturnDoo I'm getting ready to read News of the World so that's my vote 😊 2w
mdm139 News of the world 2w
DivineDiana News of the World 2w
Megabooks Less! 2w
Blueberry News of the World 2w
AlaMich No. 1 Ladies. But it‘s a comfort read, so I think you need to be in the right mood. 2w
AnneCecilie News of the World 2w
Kaye News of the World 1w
megnews News of the World 1w
MrT Less. Found it a difficult read as style all over the place but ast least it was short. Award winning? Really. I would leave that for another day. Go for No 1 LDA. 1w
jmtrivera I loved No. 1 Ladies! 1w
Lucas.Rencher It looks like News of the World is winning! 1w
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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I am DONE with finals! I've only gotten one of five final grades back, but so far it's looking good. No word on the Shakespeare paper, yet. I'm not going to lie, it was rough. 😅 I finished the last page or so with my MIL here and two margaritas in my system...🍹

Any who, I'm still reading this book and I absolutely love it. Some of the characters are starting to seem untrustworthy. 🤔

Caterina Yayyyyy you did it! 🙌 2w
AmyG Yay! Congrats, 🎉🎉🎉 2w
cbowlin1921 I just finished finals last week and finally feel like I can breath haha. Congrats! 2w
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Rachel.Rencher @Caterina @AmyG @cbowlin1921 Thank you all! It's such a relief... this was a hard semester 😅 2w
SaturnDoo 👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉❤❤❤ 2w
Lucas.Rencher I'm so glad you like it 😆 1w
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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You guys, I have one final left. That's all. Just one. And it's a 5,000 word essay on Lady Macbeth, and I just. Cannot. Bring. Myself. To do it. 😩

I'm at like 700 words and I'm out of stuff to say. Instead of writing, I've read 2 books, cleaned the house, calculated what my grade would be if I didn't do it, decided I had to do it, walked Winston, and now I'm beating my head against a wall.

I have nothing against Macbeth, I'm just burnt out. 😅

Krinak I‘m such a procrastinator that I do the same thing every time! I hate writing papers 😩 2w
dgingo English professor here rooting you on. You can do it! 🎉 2w
tjwill You can do this! 2w
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Rachel.Rencher @dgingo Thank you ❤ ❤ ❤ I'm going to try to remember this feeling when I'm a teacher and have empathy when my students are in this same position, lol! 2w
Tamra I don‘t blame you and I‘ve been there. It‘s okay to take the breaks - you need them! (edited) 2w
stacybmartin You can do it!! 💜 2w
dgingo @Rachel.Rencher You‘ll wish you could write a paper instead of grading hundreds. 😉 2w
Rachel.Rencher @dgingo Fair point... it'll never end will it 😂 2w
jmtrivera You've got this! 2w
Slajaunie You go girl! Do you know how many papers I bullshitted my way through in college? You can do this! 🙌🏼 2w
Rachel.Rencher You all are the freaking best 😂❤ @Slajaunie Oh you're preaching to the choir! I thankfully got on this prof's good side early on, and I turned in a really bad paper a couple weeks ago and she still gave me a 90% on it. 🙌 I'm just a perfectionist so it hurts my soul to do that! 2w
Branwen You got this! 🤗💕 I know you can do it! This is how I get through evil papers like that; I reward myself with a few chapters of an awesome book every 1000 words! It really works! 😁👍 2w
Reagan-reads You can do it! 2w
Dragon I wrote a high school essay saying Lady Macbeth got a bad wrap etc my teacher hated it. After that I just wrote what he wanted to hear and got excellent grades. Your professor sounds much fairer so I know your essay will get a good mark. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Branwen Ooh I love that idea! Thank you 🤗❤ 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Dragon Thanks for the encouragement 😊 I was barred from analyzing her personality anymore as we've literally done three essays on that already. This one is a historical look at how she compared to women of her time and it's just boring 😜 And I just have senioritis 2w
Dragon Love the term senioritis! 👍💕 2w
CarolynM Hang in there.🤗 2w
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher “This one is a historical look at how she [is, behaves] compared to women of her time” – I completely feel you. At first this sounds interesting but the longer I think about the task the more I myself would probably be done with it in 700 words, too. But I keep my fingers crossed for you‼️🤞🏼 Let us know how it all went. 🤗 2w
Lucas.Rencher You got through it though 😊 1w
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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These questions are so fun! 🤓

1. I would miss water features. I kind of feel like I moved to an alternate dimension when I left the mountains to live in a desert. No lakes here... only reservoir things. 😖
2. I would learn to stand up for myself earlier than I did.
3. I would never in a million years trade my relationship with my husband. We're goofy and loving and it's perfect. ❤

Thanks for the chance @Meaw_catlady ! #7777Giveaway

Meaw_catlady Fantastic answers! Thanks for playing and thanks for the follow! You‘re entered ! 💕 2w
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher I stick with answers 1 and 3. 🤗 This perfectly reflects how I think. But concerning 2, I would definitely route for a different professional field since all started well but then somehow all went downhill. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Oh, no! It's never too late to change ❤ 2w
Lucas.Rencher Aww I love you babe 😘 1w
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Question for the Fredrik Backman fans! Is this the same as My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry? I found this book at the library sale and grabbed it, but also thought it was weird that the title was so similar to another one of his books.

I thought it might be a sequel, a reprint, or maybe it's a different country's version? Anybody know? 🤔

MrT That's the UK title version you're holding. It's the same book. 2w
rjsthumbelina I agree with @MrT . The synopses on Goodreads are the exact same page 2w
Rachel.Rencher @MrT @rjsthumbelina Okay, thank you! I didn't even think to look at Goodreads 😂 2w
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MelissaSue81 Yes. It‘s the same. 2w
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher I never read something by Frederik Bachmann – but I like this cover enough to would want to start reading it. 🙂 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Read A Man Called Ove, too! 🤗 2w
Lucas.Rencher I need to read his stuff! 1w
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. 😘😍😋
2. Nope, but in hopefully starting my Masters program in fall 🤞
3. The MIL is coming to town... pray for me 😭
4. I'm the youngest, but my half-sister is almost a decade older than me and a complete screw up, so I often feel like the only child.
5. Will do!

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

saguarosally What are you going to study? I‘m putting off grad school and need some motivation. I mean I‘ve only put it off 18 years so far. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @saguarosally I'm getting a Masters in Education with a secondary teaching certificate in literature and history 😁 It's a lot of work but it's worth it! 2w
GlassAsDiamonds 😱😱😱😱 (actually my MIL is sane; it‘s M that‘s insane but still).... GOOD LUCK WITH THAT WEEKEND!!!!!! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @GlassAsDiamonds Thank you! Not going to lie, I'm dreading it 😅 2w
Lucas.Rencher Yay for masters! 1w
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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Winston always lets me know if I've been reading for too long. 🤣

Seriously, though, this book is amazing. I've never read anything else by DeMille, but he's witty, did his research on Cuba, and his writing style and characters are super interesting. I'm dying to figure out what happens. 🤑

AlaMich My favorite deMille is The Charm School. The Gold Coast is pretty good, too. 2w
BethM 😍 2w
Cinfhen Cutie 2w
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Redwritinghood And he‘s so subtle about it! 😂😂 (edited) 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Redwritinghood Right? 😂😂 2w
Lucas.Rencher He's so cute 😂 1w
BookBabe He‘s growing up so fast! 😮 6d
Rachel.Rencher @BookBabe I know! 😭 He's only like a year and 5 months but he's so big! 6d
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Not sure who to credit for the photo, BUT how accurate it this? 😂

Lucas' mom isn't a reader (like at all) but whenever we visit her we have to check out our favorite book store. She's learned to just grab a latte and sit down because we get sucked in. It's like a black hole. Hours pass and it feels like nothing to us. 😂📚

julesG Shouldn't #5 be something along "well, go on browse the shelves yourself" 2w
nu-bibliophile My mom does the exact same thing. When we go to the bookstore, she hungs out at the cafe and watches videos with her phone. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @julesG In a perfect world... talking about books with my MIL is worse than pulling teeth. I'd literally rather get a cavity filled before I have to hear her complain about how much I read again. Did I mention our relationship is slightly tumultuous? 😅 2w
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Rachel.Rencher @nu-bibliophile Ugh! I always believe people can become readers once they've found the right book, but its hard to get some people to even read that first book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
julesG That's MILs for you. 👿 My own mother, who used to have tons of books, is similar to your MIL. But my mother would shadow me all through the store with snide remarks. 2w
Jemgirl2014 I ❤❤❤❤ that sign! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @julesG Oh jeez! I'd tell her for every snide remark she makes, she has to buy me a book. I bet that would shut her up real fast... or you'd get a nice book haul 🙊 2w
4thhouseontheleft That‘s my mom! My MIL reads just as much as I do. 😃 2w
Lucas.Rencher It's true 😂 1w
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Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit
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Good morning, Littens! 🌞
Something that's been super fun about this new job is re-reading a lot of books that I'd forgotten about from my childhood. I think this one was assigned to me in 2nd or 3rd grade? I don't remember much about it other than I liked it.

Marilyncjackson Love this book! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Marilyncjackson Me too! It was even better reading it as an adult ❤ 2w
Marilyncjackson @Rachel.Rencher I should reread it lol 2w
Lucas.Rencher That one looks good! 1w
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Okay, I think I was just enabling myself when I bought these carts a few months ago. I was like, "Yay, look at all this room for activities!" but then I ended up packing these both to the brim. ? So, now I'm completely out of space for books again.

Do you guys have any creative storage solutions? Like I love how Rory in Gilmore Girs stored her books in her dresser drawers, but that won't work so I need ideas. ??

Suet624 I am overstacked in so many locations in my small apartment. I am of no help whatsoever. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Suet624 Haha that's okay! At least you feel my pain 😅 The worst part is I've already donated/ given away like 50 books. I'm not emotionally ready to cull any more. 2w
Liatrek Great question! I‘m the same every time I buy new shelf‘s for books it‘s filled and I‘m back to space problem🤦🏾‍♀️ I always end up with book stacks along the wall. I did get a few floating book shelf‘s that helped 😊 2w
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Suet624 I completely understand. If you get any helpful hints, let me know. 😻 2w
Traci1 I line my window sills with books. It's not the best solution, but they fit paperbacks pretty well. I've got plans to go to our town's new Ikea next week, and I'm hoping to get new bookshelves then. I love the carts. ❤ 2w
OrangeMooseReads When you find a good one let me know I have stacks on the floor. Lol 2w
TheSpineView I have the same problem. The more space I make for books, the more books fill the space. I stack books under my cart. I also have room to the right of mine, so. I stack books between the wall and cart. I used to use milk crates. I like my cart better. 2w
JacqMac Meh. I have stacks everywhere. We did buy smaller bookshelves to use as nightstands. That‘s where I keep my TBR. But right now it‘s overflowing. I don‘t think there is a solution. Lol 2w
Tonton When I lived in a studio apartment on the Upper West Side, Zabar‘s was only a few blocks away. I either ate out, restaurant delivery, or bought at Zabar‘s or Balducci‘s which is the long way to explain I had books stacked in my oven! 2w
SoapboxEdits Have you tried shelves above the doors and around the ceiling? You‘ll need a ladder, but it‘s untapped space! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Liatrek Ooh I love the idea of floating shelves! I'll have to convince Lucas to let me put some holes in the walls 😂 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Tonton Oh my gosh! 😂 that's hilarious. I use my oven and stove everyday, and even if I didn't I'd be too worried that they'd burn up. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @SoapboxEdits I might try that! We have vaulted ceilings so it may look weird, and I'd have to convince Lucas to let me put holes in the walls 😂 we live in a rental so he's against it 2w
Tamra I use the “shoe” closet for TBR. (edited) 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Let‘s all be realistic - there is not such thing as enough bookshelf space, ever! 🤓😊 2w
vumblereads @tonton are you talking about the drawer underneath the actual oven? Or were books really inside the oven? 😂 2w
vumblereads My books are in my linen closet 😅 they‘re not made for books so the shelves are warping/bending 😱 2w
GingerAntics I‘m space challenged, so I‘m still coming up with better storage/shelving solutions. 2w
Tonton @Rachel.Rencher I had the cleanest unused oven! 2w
Tonton @vumblereads It was the actual oven!When I moved in the landlord put in a new oven so it was clean. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @GingerAntics I think I love the floating shelves idea! I'm trying to avoid stacks on the floor because my dog chewed a couple that I left on the floor previously 😳 2w
GingerAntics Been there. Floating shelves sounds nice, but I can‘t have anything attached to the wall. One day I can have floating shelves. 2w
Lucas.Rencher Another shelf! I swear we have room 1w
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Thanks for the tag, @Eggs ! ?

1. Interesting character arcs and a plot that doesn't end up going off the rails last minute. ?
2. Pop Figures... just found a Conan the Barbarian for Lucas ?
3. My favorite "cookbook" is a binder of recipes that I've thrown together over the last 5ish years. ?
4. Shel Silverstein ?❤
5. @kalytle1012

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Yay Shel !!! 2w
Lucas.Rencher Love my Conan 😍 1w
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Kalytle1012 Thanks love! I'm really excited about joining this! 🥰 2w
wanderinglynn Hi @kalytle1012 👋🏻 Welcome to Litsy! 2w
Kalytle1012 Thank you! @wanderinglynn 🤗 I'm such a book nerd and Rachel was amazing and recommend I join 😍 2w
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tessavi @kalytle1012 Welcome! Hope you'll like it here. 2w
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag, @Rachel.Rencher ! Welcome to Litsy, @kalytle1012 ! 2w
Kalytle1012 Thank you!! 💛 2w
Itchyfeetreader Welcome dive on in and show us what you are reading at the moment this is a lovely friendly community 2w
Rachel.Rencher There's so many more people that I can think of/ want to tag but it would take forever to type everyone out. 😜❤ 2w
Kappadeemom Welcome!! 2w
Jas16 Welcome @kalytle1012 and thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are the best! 2w
Kalytle1012 You are all so nice and amazing! Thanks for the warm welcome!! 🥰 2w
MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @kalytle1012 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! You‘re incredibly lucky to have @Rachel.Rencher and @Lucas.Rencher as your friends 😎👌🏻👌🏻! I can recommend ~6,000 great Littens to follow 😆. Just a few: @tournevis @WanderingBookaneer @mrozzz @Kaylamburson @Gissy @MicheleinPhilly @Librarybelle @Blair_Reads @Zelma @erzascarletbookgasm @Lindy @kspenmoll @Avanders @guinsgirlreads @TK-421 @Andrew65 2w
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Rachel.Rencher @MrBook You're the best! 🤗❤ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! ❤️ 2w
Eggs @Rachel.Rencher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag 🥰 (edited) 2w
Eggs @kalytle1012 Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸💗 2w
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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So, I forgot to cancel Book of the Month after I used up my credits. I've had 12 credits sitting there for a couple months because they charged a credit card that I never use, so I didn't notice it. Happy accident or expensive mistake? 😜📚

Lucas.Rencher Can't wait for spinning silver 🤓 1w
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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Next up is The Cuban Affair! I've been excited about this one since ARCs were going out, so I really hope it lives up to the hype. Also, this book cover is amazing. 😍

Judybskt I was supposed to read that for book club and never did. Still sitting on my shelf! 🙄 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Judybskt Pick it up! I'm about 50 pages in and it's really good 😍 2w
Lucas.Rencher I love the cover! 1w
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this one more. Am I missing something? I love historical fictions, but this one felt so bogged down by characters and storylines that I was struggling to keep up.

Freespirit This was a pick for me! 3w
Lucas.Rencher Dang that sucks 1w
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As a shock to nobody I'm sure, we could not resist the discount day at the friends of the library sale. For $2.50, we got all of these books! Some of them have even been on my wishlist for a while. 😍

LiteraryinLititz What a great haul! 3w
candc320 I LOVED News of the World! 3w
megnews I loved News of the World too! 3w
Lucas.Rencher Is there another sale yet? 1w
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Me: Babe, can someone be a Protestant and Catholic?
Lucas: What are you talking about? Show me.
*I show him my page*
Lucas: ...that says prostitute and alcoholic

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ My eyes get blurry when I'm tired...

SoniaC 😂😂😂 for the record being a prostitute and alcoholic is totally possible 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha!! That was a good chuckle!! Thank you! 3w
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MaleficentBookDragon 😅😅😅 3w
kspenmoll 😄😂😂 3w
jmtrivera 😂😂😂 3w
Clare-Dragonfly 😂😂😂 3w
Rissreads Bahahahaaa! 🤣 3w
BookBabe 🤣🤣🤣 6d
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I'm super excited to dig into this one. I feel like my TBR is going to grow exponentially. 🤓📚📚

Buechersuechtling How exactly does this work❓ 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling It's a list that the institute I work for put together. Basically it's like if you don't read anything else, read these books and you'll be well-read. I don't think it's exhaustive by any means, but it includes the great classics, biographies of key people, great modern literature, children's books, etc. 3w
JSW My grandfather had a list like this and checked off books as he read them. Somehow it came to me after he died. It struck me as so very “him” to approach reading this way - organized, categorized. ❤️ Thanks for the memory. 3w
Rachel.Rencher @JSW awh, that's so sweet ❤❤❤ 3w
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Good morning! I'm squeezing in a little bit of relaxation before I jump back into essay writing.

Fun fact: Old fashioned donuts are my favorite. This one is lemon. 😋🍋

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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. Here's Winston looking quite offended when I asked for my chair and blanket back (notice how he's wrapped up). Needless to say I sat elsewhere.
2. I haven't gotten to do a lot of reading 😭 Do my research papers count?
3. Writing 1000 pages of essays for finals (I'm not exaggeraging that much 😜) and sleep
4. It's been sunny and 75 🌞
5. Costco combination pizza! 🍕

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 I love when dogs give looks like that. Winston is super cute. ❤️🐶 3w
Crazeedi I ❤ Winston! 3w
Violetta So cute! ❤️ 3w
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My boss just sent me all of these books, plus like 20 more that are wrapped up and I couldn't really take pictures of. This was definitely a good choice for a summer job. 😍

Lcsmcat ❤️ Caps for Sale! 3w
ravenlee Heaven 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Lcsmcat One of my favorites! ❤ 3w
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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Friends of the library sale book haul! 😍 We got all of these for $10. Some of them are practically new releases! Do you see any that you have read and loved?

JacqMac Sula would be my favourite of that haul. 3w
Amiable I loved “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” and was just meh about “Bel Canto.” 3w
TheBookAddict The Outsiders and The House on Mango Street! Enjoy! Our library is having a sale on the 11th so I am really excited and I hope we can go. 3w
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ShelleyBooksie The enjoyed force of nature 3w
AmberWB Bookshop on the Corner is one of my favorites! (edited) 3w
Branwen Most definately The House on Mango Street! 3w
Lcsmcat I‘ve read and loved Mango Street, Force of Nature, and Bel Canto 3w
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I'm in heaven 😍 Do you guys want to see what we got?

AlaMich Of course! 😊 3w
wanderinglynn Yes! 👍🏻 3w
Crazeedi Man o man, I want!!!!! Jealous!!!😊❣ 3w
AmyG Yes! 3w
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This book has been on my TBR since it came out! I'm super excited to finally start it. 🤓

I'm also drinking a much needed cup of coffee in a mug from the wonderful @GlassAsDiamonds 😊☕

babyruth2510 I love the cover. This book is on my TBR too 3w
EclecticReaders We had a great time discussing this on the podcast! Hope you enjoy it, too! (edited) 3w
sammisho I just got it from the library too! Eager to start! 3w
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Lcsmcat I‘m about halfway through and loving it! 3w
Addison_Reads I enjoyed this one. I hope you do too. 3w
GlassAsDiamonds Best. Mug. Ever. 😂😂😂😂😂 3w
Buechersuechtling I love your mug. (Also wanted to wish you a nice feast day but, you 1st of May seems not to be a day off in the U.S. – so bear with me and have a nice day still. Maybe with being able to leave work a bit earlier.) 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling What is feast day? The only thing Americans do this time of year is repost pictures of Justin Timberlake. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher My fault. 🤦🏽‍♀️ How do you call those “nationwide” days off❓ Like Christmas and Easter and so on❓ 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Oh no you're good! I thought feast day would be like our Thanksgiving. ? We just call those "holidays" 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling By the way, I think you'd be a really fun pen pal if you have ever wanted an american writing buddy 😁 3w
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Banner in the Sky | James Ramsey Ullman
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Mehso-so

If I didn't have to read this book for work, I would have bailed on it. It was dated, unbelievable, and was dripping with after-school-special morals. Also the only female characters were a waitress and a hysterical mother that everyone lied to. 🤷🏻‍♀️

GingerAntics 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4w
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We just finished vacuuming, and now Winston is quite perturbed. He insists on staying close to me while I read my book for work in case the angry dirt monster rears its ugly head again. 🐶

valeriegeary He's making sure you stay safe. 😄😄 4w
Purrfectpages So cute! 4w
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