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RaimeyGallant

RaimeyGallant

Joined April 2017

LibraryThing member RaimeyGallant

This writer is a reader. Here is the compilation of Litsy tips some of us put together: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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Now for a little bragging: my #OwnVoices critique partner @ellemarr landed a 2-book deal with Thomas & Mercer, and her debut just hit NetGalley. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN! Her cover and synopsis are en route to Litsy. :)

In Paris, Shayna's twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one. As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna‘s own life may now be in the balance…

ellemarr Thanks for the plug, Raimey! 👭🥳🙌 (edited) 5d
RaimeyGallant @ellemarr Yeesh, now I've got the image centred properly. I'm literally/literarily so excited to read this again. 5d
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Holy wow did this take a lot of concentration to get through. It's basically criticism about historical anti-woman literary criticism and literature. It didn't touch on intersectionality enough for my liking, but I'm not docking it points, because it did touch on it, and wherever not referenced, I could assume the intersectional repercussions. The copyright is 1983.

batsy I loved this a lot. The anger, the energy. 6d
Tanisha_A That title got me stacked it so fast! 6d
DrewAnderson عيهيمبم يمني خيميمي 6d
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The Incendiaries | R.O. Kwon
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A story about how loss (in this case, the death of a loved one) can lead to the seeking out of community (in this case, a cult), which in turn can lead to radicalization. I wouldn't say this the paciest story I've read this year, but I would say it's some of the best prose, and I'm looking forward to more from this author.

Christine Not the paciest - well said! And agreed, the prose makes me want to read more from Kwon. 3w
RaimeyGallant @Christine Oh good! I'm not alone. :) 3w
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Aren't these earrings gorgeous? But did I buy them? No. Do I regret it? Yes. I did get a gorgeous bookish pin, though. :) You can grab your own pair of these earrings for $15 (New York Public Library gift shop shop.nypl.org) but if you do, please share a pic so I can live vicariously through you...

j9brown Oh no, I did not need to know that the library has a gift shop! 🤣🤣 1mo
RaimeyGallant @j9brown It's a burden we'll have to bear together. ;) 1mo
BeaG Cute! 1mo
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Scochrane26 At least you know you can get them online if you change your mind. I have 2 totes, plus 1 I bought my sister, that I got last yr when visiting. (edited) 1mo
SW-T Cute 😊 1mo
jb72 I so want to visit the NY Public Library someday. 1mo
RaimeyGallant @jb72 I did a self-guided audio tour, and it was great! 1mo
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I came across this cool Little Free Library in Winnipeg's Exchange District a few days ago!

rather_be_reading 😻 😻 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Is that an enormous LFL or are they tiny books?! 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Clare-Dragonfly It's enormous. At least my height. 1mo
Trashcanman So how'd it go in New York? 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Trashcanman Great! I did a self-guided literary tour, packed in a lot of cool spots, and placed third in the writing competition category I was in. :) 1mo
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Look at all the romances I brought home from the Romance Writers of America 2019 conference!

brit91 Love💖📚💖📚💖📚 2mo
CatalinaSimona18 Nice picture :) 2mo
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Highland Vengeance | Keira Montclair
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All the books that I brought home from New York, including the tagged book, which I picked up in the Romance Writers of America conference goody room! "Maggie Ramsay has never forgotten Randall Baines, the English lord who tormented her beloved sister...Will MacLerie is a notorious outlaw known as the Wild Falconer, hunted for a past he cannot acknowledge for fear of death...they unite forces to stop [Baines], come what may."

DefLeppard Cool haul. 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts Looks great ! Enjoy 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
kathedron Loving your writing books! 2mo
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rabbitprincess Ooh, The Elements of Eloquence is on my TBR! 2mo
LeticiaToraci Let me know which books on writing you specially recommend 3w
RaimeyGallant @LeticiaToraci Hmmmm...Mary Karr's book on writing memoirs is prob the best book I've read lately about craft. I'm not writing memoir, and still I think it's an invaluable resource for authors. Have you read it? 3w
LeticiaToraci Seems interesting, I'll check it out. Thanks! 3w
LeticiaToraci I love to discuss books on writing, I even had a Facebook group about it a couple of years ago. 3w
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Writing the Other: A Practical Approach | Nisi Shawl, Cynthia Ward
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Digging into a plate of nachos and Writing the Other at The Playwright Restaurant in NYC. Picked up this used copy at Book Off about 30 minutes ago!

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Undone | Jb Schroeder
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Hanging out with JB Schroeder at the Daphne du Maurier awards event last night! She was a published finalist for the tagged book. I placed third in my category, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks to everyone for cheering me on!

Crazeedi Congratulations! What an honor and fantastic job! 👏👏❤️❤️ 2mo
thereadingowlvina Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉🙌 2mo
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JacqMac Congratulations! 🎉 2mo
batsy Nice! Congrats 🎉 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🎉🍾 2mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻♥️ 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Congratulations, that's awesome! Well done!🎉🎉🎉 2mo
julesG Congratulations!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉👏🎉 2mo
marleed Congratulations!! 2mo
rretzler Congrats! That‘s wonderful! 🎉🎊🎈👏🏻 2mo
mrp27 Congrats!! 2mo
tammysue Congrats!!! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉💖 2mo
Cortg Congratulations!!!! WooHoo!
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Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
mhillis Congratulations!! 2mo
JennyM Congrats! Such an achievement. So pleased for you 😘😘😘 2mo
kspenmoll How exciting! Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 2mo
BookNAround Very cool! Congratulations! 2mo
BeaG Congratulations! 2mo
CarolynM Congratulations, that's terrific💐👏😀 Sorry I'm only seeing this now, I was away from home and then a bit preoccupied over the last 2 or 3 weeks. I see you haven't been around for a couple of weeks - hope all is well with you😘 1mo
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM Thanks, Carolyn. :) 1mo
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The Mysterious Bookshop | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Maxim Jakubowsky, Jason Starr, and Otto Penzler at Mysterious Bookshop for the release of an anthology called Invisible Blood!

rretzler Would love to have a conversation with Penzler! 2mo
RaimeyGallant @rretzler What do you want me to ask him? 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Whoa, what a collection of authors! 2mo
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Nute Wow! What is the occasion? 2mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Ask Lee how he comes up with his ideas 2mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Love his plot twists!! 2mo
RaimeyGallant @Nute I forgot to say! I just updated with the occasion. :) 2mo
RaimeyGallant @Vivlio_Gnosi He did talk about that a bit. He hates when the anthology doesn't come with a theme, because he wants the writing prompt. 2mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Thanks for the info. Love his work. Wish I could be there. Happy that you got to attend! 😃📚 2mo
mrp27 Fun! 2mo
rretzler I wouldn‘t even know where to begin! So many questions! I guess I‘m wondering if he thinks the recent upswing of interest in Golden Age detective fiction will continue. Although, I suppose I already know the answer since he has started publishing the American version of the British Library Crime Classics. There are still quite a few British authors belonging to the Detection Club in the early days whose books have been allowed to go out of ⬇️ 2mo
rretzler ⬆️ print and I‘m wondering what the odds of some publisher picking them up for publication - Anthony Berkeley, GDH and Margaret Cole to name a couple. Glad to see that Penzler is bringing back John Dickson Carr! 2mo
RaimeyGallant @rretzler I wish I'd gotten your question while I was still there yesterday. :) 2mo
rretzler Oh, well! Not a problem. 😃 Maybe I can meet him if I visit the bookstore the next time I‘m in NYC. 2mo
RaimeyGallant @rretzler I hope so! :) 2mo
kspenmoll Fantastic!!!! 2mo
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Suet624 💕💕💕 2mo
TrishB Cool pic 👍🏻 2mo
ephemeralwaltz 👏👏 2mo
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MrBook ☺️🤗🤗🤗 2mo
Crazeedi Lucky you! Great photo!!😍 2mo
CarolynM If I remember correctly the award ceremony is tonight? Still got my fingers crossed. Hope you enjoy the night however it turns out😃 (edited) 2mo
wanderlustywriter How does one join this book club? 2mo
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM Keep those fingers crossed until Tuesday night! ;) 2mo
RaimeyGallant @wanderlustywriter Hey @mrbook, how does one join the book club? I think you said it's a Meetup? 2mo
CarolynM Jumping the gun, sorry. Now why did I think it was Sunday? Anyway, yes fingers still crossed🙂 2mo
MrBook @wanderlustywriter Yep, through Meetup.com . Go to that site and search for “20/30-something Book Club” based in NYC. 😁 2mo
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM I'm super impressed you got it so close! 2mo
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Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook | Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, Kathy Iandoli
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Visiting with Vodka & Milk publisher Marvis Johnson at the Harlem Book Fair. Commissary Kitchen is a prison cookbook currently banned in the California prison system. Trap Kitchen is a collaboration between a Cryp and a Blood.

Tamra What? Why is it banned? The best way to create demand is to forbid! 😄 2mo
Exbrarian @tamra You would be appalled at the books that are not allowed in many prisons.
https://ncac.org/news/books-behind-bars-the-right-to-read-in-prison
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Tamra @Exbrarian 🤨 2mo
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A pleasure chatting with author J. A. Faulkerson today at the Harlem Book Fair. Check out his two inspirational titles. Available for purchase on Amazon or at jafaulkerson.wordpress.com/store

Cathythoughts Fab pic 👍🏻 2mo
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Jade's Journey | Julieann T. Randall
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Checking out the Harlem Book Fair, and I happened on this really smart reader. Great artwork, writing, and back-of-book activities. Buy on Amazon or B&N, or from Julieann's website: www.findingthejems.com

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Revolution Books NYC | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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Hanging out at Revolution Books in Harlem, NYC!

Pruzy Is that you? Looking great! 2mo
wanderinglynn Great photo! 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great pic 2mo
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Exbrarian Love it! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Coolness! 2mo
Tameeka Welcome to my neighborhood! 📚 2mo
RaimeyGallant @Tameeka Where are you? I'm staying at an airbnb on 130th until Jul 27... 2mo
RaimeyGallant @Pruzy Thanks! 2mo
Tameeka @RaimeyGallant Fun! I‘m close on 129. How are you handling the heat wave? 😅 2mo
RaimeyGallant @Tameeka I've been stuck on a bus for the past hour and a half because the 1-6 lines are down. It's so hot!!! Let me know if you have time to grab a drink one of these evenings. 2mo
Jeg So used to seeing people in NY all rugged up. Must be hot! 🌞🌞 2mo
mrp27 Fun picture! 2mo
Susannah Have a wonderful time. I don‘t envy you the heat, but NYC is a favorite. ❤️ 2mo
AbhisekBasu Check out the SCARIEST BOOK you'll read this year. Link in bio! ☠️ 2mo
Tameeka @RaimeyGallant No way! You were stuck in the MTA mess?! How horrible. I‘m around Monday eve after work. My Goodreads link is in my bio, I think you can DM me through there. 2mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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In this erotic romance, a successful woman with autism hires an escort to teach her how to be in a relationship. Hoang created the kind of story dream that's more decadent fairy tale than realistic, and I was addicted from chapter 2. If, like me, you find the first chapter a little shaky, push past it, and, like me, you'll be happy you did.

pythoness As an autistic person myself, I‘m very curious to see how this whole premise is executed, and might have to pick up a copy soon? Hm, hm. 3mo
RaimeyGallant @pythoness The author is, too. :) It feels like a genuine perspective to me. 3mo
pythoness @RaimeyGallant Oh, that‘s good to know! I‘m not usually one for romance novels, but autistic main characters (and, presumably, authors of said characters who are also autistic) are so rare that I‘m very definitely going to have to pick up a copy. Thank you for the info! 3mo
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RaimeyGallant @pythoness My pleasure. :) 3mo
Tameeka I may pick this up again. I couldn‘t get through the first chapter😬 3mo
BiblioLitten This was the first book I read this year. Not a bad book to start off a year. ♥️🔥 3mo
RaimeyGallant @BiblioLitten Totally ♥️🔥 3mo
jillrhudy Call me a Puritan but I got bored with all the sex. Maybe for some readers there's no such thing as too much? I see she has a new book out for those who enjoyed this one. 2mo
CarolynM 👋Hi there, I've been missing you. Hope all is well.💕 2mo
RaimeyGallant @jillrhudy Totally fair! I think I needed to live vicariously through the protag. :) 2mo
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM You're awesome. I miss you and everyone so much. I'll post again soon hopefully. :) 2mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Guess who's a finalist for a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense? This girl! Guess who's going to the awards event in New York in July? This girl! I'm one of six finalists in the unpublished, mainstream mystery/suspense category for my mystery THE BIAS OF RAIN.

collegecatlady Congrats!!! 🎊 3mo
Theaelizabet Awesome! Congratulations! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 3mo
Henrik_Madsen Cool - congratulations! 3mo
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Lovesbooks87 Congrats!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3mo
tjwill Congratulations! So exciting! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Woot woot !Congratulations!🙌 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
JoScho Yay!!! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Sungirl79 Congrats!!!🎉🎉👏👏 3mo
Marilyncjackson Yay congratulations 🎉 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congrats 🎊🎈🎉 3mo
NeamhainHughes Congratulations!! 3mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Charityann How exciting! Congrats!!🎉 3mo
Beachesnbooks That‘s amazing! Congrats! 3mo
Crazeedi Congrats to you! I'll be cheering for ya!!🎶🎉🎉 3mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!!!! Congratulations! 🎉 3mo
TheLibrarian Congratulations!! 3mo
zezeki Congrats!! 🎉🎉 3mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s amazing! Congrats and enjoy the cool trip! 3mo
hermyknee That‘s awesome, congratulations!!! 3mo
MySharonaK Amazing!! 🥳🥳 3mo
DarcysMom Wow! That is amazing! Congratulations! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
JacqMac Congratulations!! 🍾🎉 3mo
Sarah83 Congrats 🤩🦉 3mo
mrp27 So exciting, congrats! 3mo
Rachel.Rencher Whaaat? Congratulations! That's amazing. 👏 3mo
AnneCecilie Congrats 🎉 3mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 3mo
xicanti Congratulations! 3mo
LA1 AWESOME 👏 3mo
BarbaraBB Wow! That is amazing! Enjoy 💜 3mo
Lcsmcat Who hoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
AutumnRLS That's awesome! Congrats! 3mo
Erofan Wow! Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Exbrarian I hope you win! 3mo
Redwritinghood Great job! Congrats! 3mo
mhillis That‘s amazing!! 3mo
laurenslibrary Congratulations! ❤🎉 3mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👍🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
Bookwomble Congratulations 😊📖🏆❤ 3mo
Melissa_J Awesome news! Congratulations 🎉 3mo
CarolynM Congratulations! That is so exciting. Hope you win (I need a fingers crossed emoji) 🍀 3mo
marleed Congratulations!!! 3mo
BeaG Congratulations! 3mo
Jas16 Congratulations!🙌🏽 3mo
Christine Wow - congrats!! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 How exciting! Congratulations! 👏👏👏 3mo
ravenlee That‘s amazing and awesome! Congratulations! 3mo
DogEaredBooks 👏👏👏👏 that‘s amazing! Congratulations! 3mo
danireads That is awesome. Congrats!!! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Amazing!! Congrats! 🥇 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Congratulations! 😃👏 3mo
mabell How cool!! Congratulations! 🎉🎊 3mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
batsy Well done! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
JennyM Congrats!!!!!! So pleased for you 😘💥📚 3mo
Simona Congrats❣️🥂🍾 3mo
Reggie Woohoo!!! Congrats!!! 3mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🍾 3mo
sudi Congratulations 🎉👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉 3mo
llwheeler Awesome! Congrats! 3mo
readordierachel So cool! Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
kspenmoll Fantastic!!‘🙌🏻🙌🏻💕🎉🎉🎉 3mo
phantomx Congrats!🌹 3mo
Nute Exciting news! Congratulations, Rainey!👏🏽🙌🏽 3mo
Jeg Fabulous👏👏👏👏. Congratulations 🍷🍷 3mo
Maiya_Hanson Wowwwwwwww 😯 3mo
MrBook WOOOHOOOO!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳 3mo
MrBook When is it? Maybe we can meet up! 😁☺️ 3mo
irre Congratulations!! 3mo
vivastory Congratulations! 3mo
Mollyanna Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
LauraJ 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
RaimeyGallant @MrBook That's one of my all-time dreams, to meet you and @BookBabe :) I'm in NYC July 17-27. Are you both in town? 3mo
umbrellagirl What an honor! Congratulations on your nomination. 3mo
bookandcat Congratulations!!! You'll be in my neck of the woods! 3mo
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Are you around July 17-27? I'd love to meet some NYC Littens. 3mo
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant yes! I am technically a New Jersey kitten but I'll actually be in Manhattan proper with my friend on Friday July 19th for Epic Reads Day. Perhaps we can meet after I'm done with that event - it ends around 4, if I remember correctly. On a side note I'm also happy to give you recs for food/shows/fun NYC things etc if you need! (I highly recommend going to The Strand!) 3mo
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant Litten. Autocorrect 😂😂😂 I may be bookandcat but not THAT much. 3mo
Graywacke Fantastic news! Congrats! 3mo
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Omg, I just spent the last 10 minutes checking out Epic Reads, but it's sold out! That would have been so much fun! I'm totally free on the 19th though and would love to meet up. Anyone else in NYC interested? @BookBabe @MrBook Who else lives there lol? With respect to recs, @bookandcat , I'm def going to The Strand. I'm in the midst of planning a self-guided literary tour, location scouting for my next plot. Any high-priority (1 of 2) 3mo
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat (2 of 2) literary-ish spots you can think of? I've secured tours of a few private/members only libraries already. And I'm going to try to hit Moth Story Slam, some bookstores, NYPL, maybe a few bars/pubs/restaurants that used to be literary hangouts. I'm actually going to a day-long workshop for authors at the FBI, which should be pretty cool, too. :) 3mo
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant def check out the Morgan Library! They have an AMAZING collection (read: Gutenberg bibles. Yes, multiple.) And I *think* you can visit without paying to get into the rest of the museum (I might be wrong). And I also like The Cloisters - very atmospheric. 3mo
MrBook @RaimeyGallant Sounds like you‘re making a fantastic itinerary 😁👏🏻! I can‘t speak for BookBabe since we‘ve separated *sniffles*, but I will definitely be around then. My book club meets July 21st 2-4. (Feel free to join! 😎🙌🏻 Amor Towles‘s “Rules for Civility” is that month‘s selection.) We could make a day of it, if you‘d like. I love showing friends around my old stomping grounds. Email me and I‘ll get you a list of landmarks & such. 👍🏻 3mo
RaimeyGallant @MrBook Definitely stuck my foot in it. Hugs to you both. July 21 sounds fun, but let me check if I have it free. My eyelids are droopy, so I'll get back to you tomorrow. 3mo
AnansiGirl How exciting for you! Congratulations on being a Daphne du Maurier finalist! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
MrBook @RaimeyGallant All good 🤗. 3mo
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Thanks for the recs! 3mo
BiblioLitten That‘s amazing! Congratulations 🎉🎊 3mo
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The Art of Memoir | Mary Karr
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Exceptional writing advice aside, this is just a really good read. Whether you write memoirs or fiction, this is an essential read, the chapters discussing voice and sensory description some of the best I've come across on the subjects.

britt_brooke Love this! I love her memoirs, too. 3mo
RaimeyGallant @britt_brooke I just added all her memoirs to my tbr. 3mo
britt_brooke @RaimeyGallant Hope you enjoy! She‘s one of my favorites. 💚 3mo
marleed Oh I love books about writing. The Stephen King book On Writing rings in my ear any time I read an adverb used to describe a character in conversation! 3mo
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I scooped this off of the Man Booker 2016 longlist. A psychological mystery that perhaps, seeing as it's more intriguing than suspenseful, fits better on a historical fiction shelf, if I had to find a shelf for it. Each epistolary element has a unique, engaging voice that feels authentic for the period. The account of the trial was my favorite part, both for the care taken to portray criminal psychology in its infancy and for its subtle wit.

Theaelizabet Great review. I loved it, too. 3mo
emmaturi I enjoyed it too! 3mo
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Based on when 492 Sri Lankan refugees arrived in Vancouver in 2010, at a time when Canada's right-wing party was in power. From the perspectives of a Tamil refugee, his lawyer, and the adjudicator tasked with approving or rejecting his refugee status, this story made me think hard about how bendable my morality could become if I needed to protect my family during wartime. P.S. This was a Canada Reads 2018 contender, so it's kind of a big deal.

jlondon1963 I think this was also recommended on Modern Mrs Darcy What Should I Read Next. 📚📚 3mo
RaimeyGallant @jlondon1963 I'll check that out. 3mo
Hooked_on_books Oh, excellent. I just picked this one up on audio and now I remember why I wanted to read it! 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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It's official: not only does Michelle Obama win at being First Lady, but she also wins at writing memoirs and narrating audiobooks. And if you haven't seen her Carpool Karaoke yet, go treat yourself.

riversong153 Agree 💜 3mo
rsteve388 This book was amaxing what an awesome insight into what the presidential years were like for her. 3mo
ehewett88 I recently finished this audio book and loved it. 3mo
Nute I know that I don‘t catch every post from the folks that I follow, but I usually see one or two. I feel like I‘ve been missing you. I‘m so happy that the timing was right tonight.💕 3mo
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I can't stop crying! I remember being disgusted about these detentions, but I also remember feeling helpless to do anything about it. I should have at least tried...

lover.of.the.classics Hey, do you know if there is a way to sell books on here? 3mo
RaimeyGallant @lover.of.the.classics There isn't any direct way to do that. :) 3mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve never heard of this, will have to check it out. 3mo
lover.of.the.classics @RaimeyGallant Okay, thank you though. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks That cover is beautiful!! 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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"Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done."

AnnaClark I loved this book!! 3mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Listening to this now... I‘m loving every minute 3mo
Gezemice Wonderful book! 3mo
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RaimeyGallant @Sarahreadstoomuch I want more! :) 3mo
LauraRenae May just have to put that one on my office wall for the teens to see :) 3mo
AngieR This book is amazing! 3mo
RaimeyGallant @AngieR Yaaaasss! 3mo
BeaG I enjoyed it. 3mo
Nute Perfect quote! 3mo
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Hollywood Vs. the Author | Stephen Jay Schwartz
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Michael Connelly's essay about Bosch was an eye-opener and so were the rest. The contributors, for the most part, have either (A) turned their back on Hollywood, (B) after much anguish, developed a take-it-or-leave-it attitude, or (C) achieved enough power over their projects or financial security so as to be comfortable telling the truth without fear of repercussions, legal, professional, or otherwise. Continued in comments...

RaimeyGallant It makes me wonder what the book would contain had authors without A, B, or C felt safe contributing. 4mo
cathipink This sounds so interesting - I'm going to look for this one. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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tpixie @RaimeyGallant right? Can you imagine the other stories!! 4mo
tpixie Jodi Picoult was kicked off of 4mo
RaimeyGallant @tpixie I had no idea! 4mo
tpixie @RaimeyGallant I don‘t know all the details, but she really was upset about that movie- they changed the ending. 4mo
RaimeyGallant @tpixie Now that you say that, I remember reading about it years ago. 4mo
tpixie 🤔😊☺️ 4mo
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant Sounds very interesting! Crazy about JP 😬 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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"When voters got to see me as a person, they understood that the caricatures were untrue. I've learned that it's harder to hate up close."

Cortg Starting this tonight! 4mo
10MoreMin It was so good. 4mo
mhslibrarylady Loved this book! I read it over Thanksgiving Break last year. 4mo
johncadams Such an inspiration! 4mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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A prologue that makes you sit up and pay attention, and then what seem like unconnected POV characters, each with their own truths about life as an urban Native American this many generations into colonization, gradually start to overlap, and then all intersect at a powwow in Oakland for an ending that is beautiful in that shattering, I'm-still-crying-as-I-write-this kind of way.

GatheringBooks wow! sounds powerful. must read. stacked. 4mo
Graywacke This was terrific reading...well, listening for me. Glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
KathyWheeler That prologue nearly made me physically ill. 4mo
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Emilymdxn I adored this book! So glad you loved it too. I felt exactly the same 4mo
Cathythoughts Sooo good 👍🏻♥️💔 4mo
marleed A present-day urban American Indian - this is such an important book 4mo
Abby2 So good and heartbreaking 4mo
batsy Great review. I need to read it. 4mo
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To all the new Littens out there, Litsy created 2 new accounts to help you find accounts to follow. Click on @TheBestofLitsy and @BestOfLitsy to get to them. To stay up to date, I also recommend following @LitsyHappenings @LitsyPenPals @LitsyWelcomeWagon @Litsy @LitsyGetsGraphic @LitsyBuddyRead @LitsyGoesPostal

BookwormAHN Thanks for the heads up 🌺 4mo
julesG Interesting! 4mo
emz711 Fun! 4mo
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Geeklet Oh neat! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! Super helpful!! 4mo
jimfields3 Thank you for all your tips and tricks! It can be little confusing what a newbie should do, and I really appreciate your guidance! 3mo
RaimeyGallant @jimfields3 My pleasure! 3mo
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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I'm struggling to write a one-size-fits-all review. I think many will benefit from reading this, because it shows a character arc from denial of their own biases and privilege to acknowledgment. This said, the Turk POV chapters (based on interviews with former white supremacists), while enlightening, are a trigger minefield. Overall, a moving and well-realized story with minor logic issues.

Booknerd2 Nice review!!! I loved this book. I hope the movie does it justice. 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Booknerd2 Thanks! I didn't know there was a movie coming out. Cool. :) 4mo
Booknerd2 @RaimeyGallant Yes!!! I believe Reese Witherspoon bought the rights. I‘ve heard Viola Davis is main character and Julia Roberts, her lawyer. 4mo
Tanisha_A Nice review! I have read only one Picoult as of now, which I liked (Leaving Time). Hope to read more some day! 4mo
ReadingisMyPassion I loved this book. 3mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Fave read of the year so far. Just when you think no one could ever find a new way to tell a story, a story like this comes along, and you get addicted to the rhythm of it, and then it's over, and you wish it had twice the number of pages it did. About a young woman being preyed upon by a "renouncer" during the Irish Troubles, and holy cow is it enlightening.

Suet624 I bought this book at Christmas and it sits on my bedside table. I so want to start reading it. And yet I keep being enticed by library books and bookclubs and I just can't seem to get to it. Gah!! First world problem, for sure. I'm so glad to hear how much you liked it. 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Suet624 Drop everything and read this book. It's that good. :) 4mo
Theaelizabet I‘ll be shocked if this isn‘t my number one book for the year. At the end I had a hard time giving up the narrator. 4mo
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RaimeyGallant @Theaelizabet Yaaaaasssss! 4mo
LeahBergen I really need to read this! 👍🏻 4mo
batsy @Suet624 Let's do it! I have it now and I'm dragging my feet as well. Maybe we can nag at each other? 😂 4mo
batsy Great review 👍🏽 4mo
Suet624 @batsy yes! Let‘s! One of my sons is getting married in a few weeks in Colorado and I‘m trying to decide whether to bring it with me for the weeklong event. 4mo
BiblioLitten I love this pic! 4mo
RaimeyGallant @BiblioLitten Why thank you. I used all my muscles. :) 4mo
Suet624 @batsy darn it! I knew we had talked about reading this book but I couldn‘t find the convo! Just wanted you to know I‘ve started reading this. Felt right to read it after reading Say Nothing. 4mo
batsy @Suet624 That's great. Most likely I'll read it soon; definitely this month, I hope! 4mo
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Word Painting | Rebecca Mcclanahan
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Valuable for writers who want to write more descriptively & worth reading for the examples alone. Def new takeaways for me. My complaints: 1) the author, at times, forced quotes about writing into arguments they weren't well suited to 2) I accidentally read an older edition & can't speak to whether the non-woke passages were revamped in the latest.

Since I forgot to take a pic of the book, a little free library I came across this past winter. :)

Clutterbucks_Queen This so cute! What a lovely idea! 😍 4mo
LeticiaToraci I have this book on my shelf and must read it asap. 3w
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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ALL THE STARS. I wholeheartedly add my name to the list of people who have recommended this memoir, which, by the way, happens to include both Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, and Ellen DeGenerous.

baes ❤️ For the longest time I assumed so much from the title, and kept looking past it. It was so much more than I expected. 4mo
LoverofLit Such a great read. I had to furiously Google everything about her and her family after to make sure she's ok. 4mo
smilingshelves This is my book club book for this month. I'm impatiently waiting for my library hold to come in! 4mo
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RaimeyGallant @baes Same. @LoverofLit I did the same thing! @smilingshelves It'll be worth it! 4mo
teainthelibrary Simultaneously terrifying and inspiring! I couldn‘t put it down. 4mo
rwmg My book club's choice for August 4mo
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Philosophy Bites | David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
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The philosophy topics addressed in this book, chapter by chapter, are edited transcripts of podcast episodes, and I think some of them could have done with a little more editing for clarity. The farther into the book I read, the less decipherable these modern-day thinkers' thoughts were. My recommendation: read the first half; skip the latter.

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Sorry for going dark for a while, folks!

Didn't think it would be possible, but I love this book even more than her debut. It's set a year after the events of The Hate U Give, same fictional neighborhood, different cast of characters. Not only are the story and voice terrific, but through the protag (aspiring rapper Bri), Thomas believably recreates the thought process that goes into writing lyrics, and every time she did, I was like, wow.

Captivatedbybooks Just ordered this from #botm 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Captivatedbybooks I hope you love it as much as I do! 4mo
readordierachel Welcome back! 4mo
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MrBook Heeey! You‘re back! 🙌🏻 4mo
LeahBergen Hello! 👋🏻 4mo
RaimeyGallant @LeahBergen @mrbook @leahbergen *waves frantically, runs into group hug* Hi! I've finished editing for the moment, so way more time to be on Litsy, yea! 4mo
Trashcanman I truly like your eye for taking photos. 4mo
GatheringBooks looks great indeed! 4mo
Erofan I'm glad you're back! 🤗 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Erofan Thank you!!! 4mo
Graywacke Nice to see you posting again. Congrats on finishing your editing (for now?) 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke Thanks! lol, exactly: for now. Lots of big news coming soon. Can't wait to share! 4mo
Graywacke @RaimeyGallant sounds like it will be really awesome news. !! 4mo
HOTPock3tt This was probably my fave read of 2019 so far... (edited) 4mo
Chelseabillups30 I‘m having a hard time finding the digital audiobook version of this anywhere other than Audible and I NEED to read it soon!! 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Chelseabillups30 Licensing for audiobooks is a nightmare. 4mo
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This author is so funny! A thorough look at what life was like in 1988 Northern Ireland as a member of a police service with a super high mortality rate. The writing style is a fresh take on hard-boiled detective fiction. The mystery is well-plotted and mostly solvable by the end. He lost a few sensitivity points, but I'm not sure every reader will clock them as such. I will read more of this series.

Andrew65 A small group of us are reading the second book in this series, I Hear The Sirens in the Street, from 22nd February. Pleased to hear the series holds up. #AdrianMcKintyBuddyReaf @Tove_Reads @EadieB (edited) 7mo
RaimeyGallant @Andrew65 Fun! I'll add it to my list. 7mo
gradcat What a fantastic title!! 6mo
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Trashcanman Where ya hiding? 6mo
RaimeyGallant @Trashcanman You're so sweet for checking in. I'm in revision mode. I'm reading but not much right now. I'll be back April 8 at the latest! 6mo
Shannahherl Even the title has got me laughing already! 6mo
NoShushing All of his titles in this series are lyrics from songs by Tom Waits. Love him!! 6mo
RaimeyGallant @NoShushing I had no idea! Thanks for the info! 6mo
RaimeyGallant @JohannaRose Hi! To reply to me, you don't have to tag me on my own comments. 5mo
JohannaRose Awesome! Thank you so much for clarifying and helping me out! 😊 5mo
RaimeyGallant @JohannaRose My pleasure! 5mo
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A 2003 anthology on the topic of public humiliations experienced by authors and poets while being authors and poets. Essays by Margaret Atwood, Chuck Palahniuk, and Alan Werner are among my favorites. Read what interests you; skip the rest, because not all of these essays are particularly good or particularly inoffensive.

Vivlio_Gnosi I'm mortified by the amount of snow where you're at! =-O 7mo
Vivlio_Gnosi However, those gloves are quite stylish. 7mo
RaimeyGallant @Vivlio_Gnosi I was just talking about how much snow we have! The mittens are homemade from the grandmother of an old boyfriend. I miss her. :) 7mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Too much snow!! (Personally, I hate the cold) 7mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Awww, that's super cool! 7mo
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An author's story of mortification: "Killing time in the precinct, I find a copy of one of my early volumes in a dump-bin on the pavement outside the charity shop. The price is ten pence. It is a signed copy. Under the signature, in my own handwriting, are the words. 'To mum and dad'." ~Simon Armitage ?

merelybookish 😂😂 7mo
Crazeedi Lol!😉 7mo
sarahbarnes Omg! 😳 7mo
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rwmg 🤔🙄😥 7mo
ByChallaF Man i would just die and cry and die again 7mo
Cathythoughts I love this picture ❄️❄️❄️ 7mo
RaimeyGallant @Cathythoughts Aw, shucks. :) 7mo
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Still Water | Amy Stuart
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Cool premise: an on-the-run domestic abuse survivor works as a P.I. trying to find missing women. Out-of-the-box red herring. The wrap-up for this, the second mystery in the series, leaves me intrigued about where this could possibly go for book three. Logic snagged a few times, but the plot did make sense.

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My heart is still warmed by the surprise Valentine's gift I received from @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego :) I just ordered a little something for you, too, Danielle, so look out for book mail from me in March!

JoScho What a fun package ❤️ 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're adorable! Litsy book buddies are the best! 💕📚💕📚💕 I love the chocolate man, always makes me crack up when I see them in the store. Hope you like the book, Hosseini is a fantastic story teller. 7mo
RaimeyGallant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I just decapitated the chocolate man. No regrets. 7mo
Stacypatrice Chocolate Men are the best 🥰 7mo
Turbovelcro-1 Kite runner ❤️ 7mo
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Look at my book mail surprise! It's all I can do to not put down my phone right now and rip everything open. Thank you so much @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm feeling the book love. :)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 8mo
emilyspimily Do you have a book pen pal? This is so fun!! 7mo
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Wise words from this fictional UK doctor: "I don't believe in fundraising for public services. The government would love that, making us raise all our own cash from bloody jumble sales. They need to fund the NHS properly from taxes, not sell it off to their fat-cat mates in private health care."

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What a book! What a life. Can't wait for the adaptation starring Lupita Nyong'o as Trevor Noah's mom. Highly recommend the audiobook version of this. #audiobooking #audiobooks

hermyknee Ooooh I didn‘t know there was going to be an adaptation!! 8mo
RaimeyGallant @hermyknee I can't figure out when, though. 8mo
Canndor Thanks for the recommendation! I love listening to this type of audiobook when the author reads it. 8mo
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readordierachel So good! 8mo
LoverofLit One of my favorite reads. I love his standup too! 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Canndor This one won't disappoint. :) 8mo
SleepyDragon My favorite part of this pic is the Obama book photobomb. Lol 8mo
RaimeyGallant @NeesyBeth I didn't even see him sneak in the shot! 8mo
hhavel Thanks for the encouragement! Also, many thanks for your Litsy help tips. They help a lot. 8mo
ApplesandSpindles I listened to the audio for this and it was fantastic! He won the award for non-fiction audio of the year and it was so well deserved. 7mo
RaimeyGallant @ApplesandSpindles I didn't realize that! 7mo
ShyBookOwl I listened to the audio twice in a row! I had no idea there was an adaptation coming! I've said his middle school and high school years would be a GREAT Netflix series lol 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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My mom: Guess who's coming to Winnipeg?
Me: Rod Stewart? (she loves Rod)
Mom: No. Barack Obama. Do you want me to try to get tickets?
Me: *squeals a moment, then pauses* Too bad it isn't Michelle, though.

JK JK JK! Hope we get tickets!!!

In other news, it's -49C with the windchill in Winnipeg right now, but nobody tell Barack, or he might not come. I win #ColdestLittenInTheWorldContest!

Lindy Great news about Obama. Shocking news about the temperature. 😳 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Lindy Yes, shocking to my lungs especially, every time I go outside and try to breathe. 8mo
Lindy @RaimeyGallant I know what you mean about breathing in those temperatures, from previous experience. We have been so lucky in Edmonton with our warm winter so far. 8mo
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TheBogwitch Damn, I miss those two. ☹️ 8mo
Graywacke Cool !! (-49 is insane, though.) 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Lindy Let me know if you break my coldest-Litten record. ;) 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke Yes, yes it is. 8mo
julesG -49°C that's terribly cold. 8mo
Lindy @RaimeyGallant OK… but I hope I won‘t. 8mo
britt_brooke 🥶 8mo
JacqMac Brrr I am not missing those extra cold temps either. I‘m very much enjoying our almost sane winter here. Stay warm! 8mo
batsy Oh my... January in Winnipeg 😰🥶😰🥶 Stay toasty! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm going to see Barack too!! 8mo
RealBooks4ever Hope you get those tickets! 😍 8mo
Suet624 Brrrrr.... and Yayyyyyy 8mo
ReadingsByTheC That is super cold! Stay warm. 8mo
JennyM 😆😆😆 8mo
Traci1 Hope you can get the tickets!! 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly I heard that it‘s colder in Winnipeg than at the North Pole today! 8mo
Scochrane26 That‘s so cool—hope you get to go! 8mo
CouronneDhiver Fun! It‘s totally ridiculous out there ... 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Clare-Dragonfly That's scary. 8mo
RaimeyGallant UPDATE: -51 C with the windchill. 8mo
kstadt929 It was -51 F with the windchill at 7 am here 🥶🥶🥶 Also jealous you are seeing Barack ❤️ I‘ve seen him in person once and he is a great speaker 8mo
RaimeyGallant UPDATE: GOT THE TICKETS!!!!!! 8mo
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A funny excerpt from a piece of writing being examined in this writing craft book.

"Dear Abby: My wife sleeps in the raw. Then she showers, brushes her teeth and fixes our breakfast--still in the buff. We're newlyweds and there are just the two of us, so I suppose there's really nothing wrong with it. What do you think?--Ed
Dear Ed: It's O.K. with me. But tell her to put on an apron when she's frying bacon."

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 8mo
simpledutchgirl 😂hilarious! 8mo
shawncapito 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
Post---OAP Thank you for the information concerning Litsy and Littens! Very helpful. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Post---OAP My pleasure! 8mo
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Through visiting passages of The Great Gatsby at various stages of edit (inc. the back-and-forth between Fitzgerald and his editor), and through accounts of editing processes from other known authors, the moral is that there are many ways to self-edit; authors can use this book to shop for the one(s) best suited to them. Bell also breaks down macro- and micro-editing concerns. I caution taking her advice in the language subset too much to heart.

readordierachel This sounds great, and love the picture! 8mo
Trashcanman I think you and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks take the best pictures on Litsy. You both have a real eye for photography. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Trashcanman Wow! Thank you! It's all in the filters. :) I have a terrible phone camera. 8mo
Trashcanman @RaimeyGallant non the less there's creativity there. Your work is beautiful. 8mo
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Because a woman disappears in 1976, her neighbors are forced to think back on the 1967 events that led to the disappearance. When I realized how integral to plot the protagonist's search for God was, I was tempted to DNR this, but ultimately decided that the voice delivered by Cannon made the book worth reading. The voice is stupid good.

Tamra I really enjoyed her distinctive voice in this one! 8mo
Kaye I really loved this on audio. I don‘t DO religious books either. I don‘t really think that‘s what the aim is. I think it‘s more of 2 little girls trying to decipher LIFE and why things happen and for what reasons. If it would‘ve been churchy I wouldn‘t have read it. (edited) 8mo
RaimeyGallant @kaye Really good points. The author's point with the religious stuff was a little fuzzy in the end, in my opinion. 8mo
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Coleen_Nieto I really enjoyed this one! 8mo
NikkiLeeTaylor Thank you for your msg and welcome. I wasn‘t sure how to reply in the msg! Lol 8mo
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If you've ever had a fleeting fantasy about killing your boyfriend or your sister's boyfriend or your friend's boyfriend, this is the catharsis for you. Thoughtful structure, great voice, powerful story. Dear publishers: more #ownvoices crime fiction please.
Which #ownvoices read is next on your TBR?

suzisteffen YES more #ownvoices crime fiction! Thank you for the post and the request too. 8mo
thewallflower0707 I SO need to buy this!! 8mo
RiotousReads I‘m in the middle of this one, and it‘s awesome! 8mo
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Jcunning I‘ve seen this book recommended many places. Sounds intriguing! 8mo
Angitron Reading this one right now! 8mo
shanaqui I sort of didn't like the sound of this when it was described as "funny 8mo
shanaqui ...and "satire", two things I don't usually 'get'. You make me want to give it a try. (Sorry half of this posted before I finished!) 8mo
Godpants This one was super fun. 8mo
MarriedtoMrT I LOVED this one. The audio is amazing. 8mo
MarriedtoMrT @shanaqui Yeah, I wouldn‘t call this funny so you should disregard that review! 🧐🤨 8mo
RaimeyGallant @shanaqui I don't really get why it was described as satire. I doubt the author does, either. It's a fairly plausible (if rare) scenario, in my opinion. The narrator is occasionally witty, but I don't think funny is in the top five words I would use to describe the book. 8mo
Reggie @shanaqui This book for me just like some things in real life start out all fun and games but by the end I was quiet with what had happened and how we got there. I also think part of the “funny” comments comes from the killer sister who has a certain audacity that we aren‘t used to, which comes off differently to all of us. I really enjoyed it. Give it a try. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Reggie @shanaqui I agree with what @reggie said about the 'quieting.' There's a real gravitas to this story once you get to the why. 8mo
EyesOnly34 @RaimeyGallant thanks for the message and follow—-and for the tips. I am sure I‘ll need them lol 8mo
RaimeyGallant @EyesOnly34 My pleasure. :) 8mo
kweenk Just downloaded the audio book for this. Super excited, might get the actual book to follow along 8mo
RaimeyGallant @kweenk Hope you like it! 8mo
sixgun @RaimeyGallant I just saw this on the shelf. I was a bit put off by the title, but with your recommendation it may be worth a start. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @sixgun It's a...brave concept, for sure. ;) 8mo
flying_monkeys Which I hear is fabulous (love sister stories) and I‘m hoping the summer part will help me through this last month of winter. #springfever 7mo
RaimeyGallant @flying_monkeys I am not dealing well with the low in Winnipeg tonight: -37 c with the windchill. 7mo
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My library branch always has puzzles out lately. I have puzzle envy over this beauty.

Blueberry I want it 🧡 8mo
suzisteffen #want! Beautiful. 😍 8mo
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valeriegeary 😱😍🤗 gimme gimme! 8mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks 😱💕That‘s an amazing puzzle! I‘m with you on the puzzle 🧩 envy! 8mo
BookBabe Omg, that‘s so cool! 😍 8mo
Chasingmermaids We‘ve talked about it at mine but we honestly don‘t dare bc the chance of missing pieces. 8mo
Iblu Wow!!! Days are too short for the many lovely things one could be doing... like 🧩 ! 8mo
jb72 I have the Nancy Drew puzzle. I plan to get it completed this year and maybe glue it together. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Chasingmermaids I wish I could give you some of mine. I get them at the thrift store for $2.50 each, and I'm not too worried about missing pieces. 8mo
tracey38 I want to get back into puzzles but worry about the dog eating the pieces. No real place to keep them from her. 😂 8mo
tracey38 And I'd love to find some bookish ones. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @tracey38 I worry about my cats, too, but I have a jar for found pieces now, and I get mine used, so they sometimes have a piece missing anyway. :) 8mo
dragondrool That one would be cool to glue and frame and then hang in a home library. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @dragondrool Absolutely! 8mo
Chelseabillups30 It would be cool if you could do a collage of all the books read in a year and then somehow create a custom puzzle. There‘s my million dollar idea for the day!!! 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Chelseabillups30 Puzzle of Have-Reads, I'm in. 8mo
Chelseabillups30 @RaimeyGallant, business partners!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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"...I have tried to write by the old rule that how good a book is should be judged by the man who writes it by the excellence of the material that he eliminates."

Tanisha_A "Write drunk, edit sober." ? 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Tanisha_A I've never tested this, but it could work! 8mo
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"W.H. Auden used to say, rather pungently, that he could only truly 'see' a poem once it's typed because 'a man likes his own handwriting the way he likes the smell of his own farts.'" ?

Velvetfur Ugh! There's a certain type of man (a bloke, not a gentleman) that talks like that....and luxuriates in their own gas 😨 I can't imagine any of the gentlemen here on Litsy writing things like that! 8mo
Pricel101 😂 that‘s hilarious! I‘d never heard of Auden until I read The Hearts Invisible Furies. @Velvetfur It truly takes all kinds to make the world! 8mo
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rabbitprincess Hahaha pungently 😂😂 8mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 8mo
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Deep Enough for Whales: Writing in Canada Now | Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj, Tessa McWatt
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To name a few, Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Hill, and Michael Ondaatje wrote essays for this anthology on what it means to write creatively in Canada, about Canada, or with Canadian experience. Within a few essays, I concluded this book should be read by all who write creatively, regardless of what ties you may or may not have to Canada, regardless of what branch of storytelling you devote your time to. The essay by Hiromi Goto was one of my faves.

Graywacke Sounds really good. Noting. 8mo
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke @jenniferw88 @merelybookish @Bradleygirl I forgot to mention in my review that the publisher must have changed the title after the book entered the Litsy database. This is the correct Litsy listing, but the title as photographed is Luminous Ink. :) 8mo
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