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Readergrrl

Joined May 2016

High School English Teacher: when your profession feeds your addiction. ❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚 Dystopian, Literary, Fantasy, Historical, Contemporary, Poetry, Graphic Novels: I love it all!
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One of my all time favorite movies! I can watch this ANY time of year, but it‘s especially fun at Halloween!! Making lasagna and watching Gene and Teri and Marty and Madeline and Peter and Cloris!!! “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life! At Last, I‘ve Found Youuuuuuu!!!” #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

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DrexEdit It's FRAHNKinsteen! Love it! 😊 💜 👍 1d
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In the Night Wood | Dale Bailey
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Mama, do you want me to bite dis book cuz it scared you? What a great book!!! If you‘re a fan of ancient folktales with a modern twist, suspense, literary allusions galore, English countryside with demonic forests, then this fast read might be for you! Thanks @Shadowfat for sending me this book for my #Scarathon swap! It was great! I loved it!!!! #TeamStoker

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readordierachel Fabulous cover 😍 3d
Leftcoastzen Such a cute pup!🐶 3d
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Has anyone else noticed that the Litsy app seems extremely touchy. I try scrolling down the feed but just touching the screen sends me to any linked pages or book reviews. I can only scroll if I keep my finger perfectly placed and move directly up and down without deviation. Very frustrating. I just keep closing the app and not reading anymore. I suppose it‘s not a big deal in the greater scheme of things, but still... ugh!

JennyM Me too!!! It‘s driving me mad. I thought it was because of my update on my phone (edited) 4d
Readergrrl @JennyM I‘m sorry it‘s happening to you too, but I‘m THRILLED I‘m not the only one. It‘s making me bonkers!!! It‘s hard to read anything, look for my different reading groups, everything. BONKERS!! 4d
GeekGirlOnAQuest I‘m glad it‘s not just me!! It‘s been so frustrating lately! 4d
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xicanti This has been a big issue for me, too. Like @JennyM, I thought it was tied to an update. I sure hope they sort it out soon. 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely not just you! Any idea if Litsy is aware of this?? 4d
DGRachel I thought it was just me! It‘s driving me insane! 😱 4d
Rachbb3 Yes, it‘s making me crazy. 4d
hes7 Same here! It started right after I updated my iPhone. 4d
i-am-papercrane It‘s happening to me too! It‘s so heckin frustrating 4d
rwmg I thought it was just me being clumsy with my thumbs 4d
shadowspeak17 Yes, same here. It started after I updated my phone and it‘s been driving me crazy! 4d
LibrarianRyan Question? Are we all iPhone users? I have the same problem in multiple apps. I don‘t think it‘s Litsy, I tho k it‘s the new update. @shadowspeak17 @rwmg @i-am-papercrane @hes7 @Rachbb3 @DGRachel @BarbaraTheBibliophage @xicanti @GeekGirlOnAQuest @Readergrrl @jennym. I have the same problem in HuffPost app and twitter. 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LibrarianRyan Yes, I think this started with iOS 13 for me. 4d
Rachbb3 @LibrarianRyan Yes, I recently got the iPhone 11 and it‘s sensitive on many apps. 4d
shadowspeak17 @LibrarianRyan Yes, I‘m an iPhone user too. I haven‘t had issues with any other apps, but I don‘t use many that could have this problem. 4d
rwmg @LibrarianRyan I'm an Android user, so maybe I am just clumsy if everyone else is an iPhone user 🙄 4d
LibrarianRyan @rwmg hummmmmmm. Curiouser and curiouser 4d
i-am-papercrane @LibrarianRyan i‘m an iphone user but Litsy‘s the only app this is happening on 4d
Readergrrl Just checked back and I‘m relieved to see that I definitely not the only person experiencing this. However, as some others have said, it‘s only the Litsy app that‘s acting this way. I am on iPhone too. Let‘s hope that the Litsy developers notice this soon. 4d
JennyM @BarbaraTheBibliophage @LibrarianRyan I think it‘s the iPhone update and not Litsy, as it happened immediately after my phone updated overnight. But it sure is driving me nuts! 4d
Clare-Dragonfly Yes, I have the problem after the iPhone update too! I thought it was the phone. I haven‘t noticed the problem on other apps but I don‘t use any others that have hashtags or link to users in the same way, and the problem seems to be that those links extend across the page instead of the link only being where the blue text is. I‘ve learned to scroll very carefully. 4d
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And for tonight‘s cooking supper entertainment, may I present The Ghost and Mr. Chicken with the acting genius, Don Knotts! I have loved the movie since I was in elementary school coming after school and watching movies on my parents‘ living room TV (shag carpet included!). And that wine glass was a gift from my hubbie! #TeamStoker #Screamathlon #Screamathon

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ReadingSusan Oh my goodness!! I love this movie!! I have never heard of anyone else who knows this movie 🤣 1w
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Readergrrl @ReadingSusan I have to watch every year during Halloween season!! Love Mr. Chicken!!! 1w
Sresendez12 I love this movie! 1w
Readergrrl @Sresendez12 Yes! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1w
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The Addams Family: An Evilution | Charles Addams, H. Kevin Miserocchi
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And for tonight‘s selection: The Addams Family!!! I loved this movie!!!! Perfect for dishwashing and cleaning the kitchen! #TeamStoker #Scarathon

TheReadingMermaid Fantastic pick! 🧟‍♀️ 1w
kellyann28 I'm watching that on the same channel right now! 1w
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Two movies during a school week!?! Unheard of! This #Scarathon is really getting me out of my routine! I‘d forgotten about Stephen King playing Jordy in this. I‘m glad he didn‘t quit his day job! Yikes!!! 🤣🤣🤣 #TeamStoker

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Frankenweenie: A Novel | Elizabeth Rudnick
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First scary (but sweet) movie of the year for Mini-Me and me! I 🖤 Frankenweenie!! #Scarathlon #TeamStoker #Scarathon

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@Shadowfat It occurs to me that I never sent the card that was meant to go with your swap box. I completely forgot! That‘s a bummer too because I used a spooky card that I received in last year‘s #WitchPleaseSwap! I‘m sorry about that!! Here‘s a pic of it at least. Dang!!

Shadowfat That's a pretty card, thanks for posting a picture! I'm glad you like Stranger Things too 🙂 2w
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In the Night Wood | Dale Bailey
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@Shadowfat I am so excited to dive into all the goodies you sent me!! Chocolate first, then book? Which book? Maybe light that deliciously scented candle (pine, my favorite!) and let fate decide!!! Love the stickers (those black kitties are sweet!!) and the book mark!! I‘m a Stranger Things fan too! I love this time of year!!!! Thank you so much!! #Screamathon

gimmeabook This is amazing 2w
Readergrrl Whoa! Holy exclamation mark, Batman!!!! 2w
Shadowfat I'm glad you like everything @Readergrrl ! All of the books I picked out for you looked fun! Halloween is the best!🎃 2w
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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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Litsy NEEDS an option between So-So and Pick!! This novel was a fast read that kept me engaged and I‘m going to hit up the library to get the next in the series. It wasn‘t my favorite style of writing, but I quite enjoyed Mercy‘s character development and I think further reading will get me hooked. I love fantasy and magical realism, so this was a good “hi-carb” read: tasty, easily digested, and not too dense and filling for quick consumption. 😁

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I quiet enjoy this series, even as it continues to develop. I‘d also suggest Alpha & Omega, a short story that takes place after this book where Bran sends his son Charles to investigate the troubled pack. 2w
Readergrrl @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I will certainly check that out!! Thanks for the insight!! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Readergrrl You are very welcome, the two series compliment each other over time with Bran and others from his pack making appearances or being mentioned in this series. 2w
TheAromaofBooks And we could call that option “So close but just not quite“ haha 2w
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Screamland | Harold Sipe, Hector Casanova
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Look at what arrived today!!! Very excited for tomorrow!! #Screamathon

Bookzombie Your salt and pepper shakers are so cute! 2w
Readergrrl Thank you @Bookzombie I think so too!!!! I only put them out in the fall! 2w
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I read Circe earlier this year and wasn‘t expecting this novel to be on par. I was wrong! The sack of Troy as told by the Trojan women enslaved by the Greeks...but so much more! War as experienced by women; the triangulation of greed, corruption, and honor; love, passion, rage, grief, revenge, and redemption; history through the eyes of the conquered. I will be thinking of Briseis and her sisters in war for a long time. 5/5⭐️

CoffeeCatsBooks Oh, this sounds like just my sort of book! 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks And just realized I already have a copy of this, just with a different cover. 😂 2w
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Finally mailed off my #Screamathon package! It should be there in plenty of time. Can‘t wait for opening day! I will have to mail my spooky card separately as I forgot to put it in with the gifts! Argh!!! Hurry up, October 1st!

Catsandbooks Omg this picture is fantastic! 😂 3w
Readergrrl @Catsandbooks Yes! This cracked me up when I found it! 😂 3w
sprainedbrain Omg love this picture! 😂 3w
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I‘m very excited to ship out my #Screamathon package! One last item scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, then I‘m popping it into the mail!! Chilling (in a spooky good way)!

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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🦇 clean and crisp: pine, cedar, sage, lemon, lime,

🦇 Sweet and salty, chocolate, strawberry rhubarb anything!

🦇 Black cats, spirits and sprites, goblins, any earthy folktale inspired creatures!

🦇 the fun spookiness! I have always loved the horror and creepiness of Halloween but also the history and folk/fairytale aspects too. I‘m fascinated by nature worship and early pagan history.

#basicwitchswap

mommyincolor The Witching Hour is my ABSOLUTE favorite book by Anne Rice. Its part.one of a three part series, The Mayfair Witch Chronicles. Enjoy! 1mo
Readergrrl @mommyincolor Mine too! I read the three also but the first is my absolute favorite witchy book! 1mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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🧙🏼‍♀️ Black Tea

🧙🏼‍♀️Fiction is my fave, but captivating nonfiction is great!

🧙🏼‍♀️ Dark AND Light! I love reading stories that highlight the need of one for the other.

🧙🏼‍♀️🐱 and 🐶

🧙🏼‍♀️ Tarot

🧙🏼‍♀️ mostly Story but I am curious about Practice

🧙🏼‍♀️Plants (though I find crystals lovely to have)

🧙🏼‍♀️ North!!

#basicwitchswap

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1. ❤️Zombies! Tagged book is one of my favorites as is Raising Stony Mayhall !!!
2. Vampires AND Werewolves! Loved the Vampire Lestat series and The Lonely Werewolf Girl was a serendipitous tag sale find that I fell in love with!
3. Psycho Thrillers!!
4. Hmmmm.... So many! Child of the 80s, I‘ll have to go with the cult classics like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Poltergeist, and Friday the 13th
5. ❤️chocolate, but not Tootsie Rolls

BookishTrish Two excellent zombie novels! 2mo
Reggie I love the tagged book. It made me want to go to Niagara Falls because she never made it...😭😭😭 2mo
Readergrrl @BookishTrish and @Reggie I am so glad that others have read Reapers too. I don‘t know anyone who‘s read it other than those I‘ve convinced to pick it up! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 2mo
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My favorite holiday!!!
1. I do love anything peanut butter and chocolate, any sweet and salty snack! Also CANDY CORN!!
2. Spooky, scary, literary horror themes! All of the scary stuff!!!
3. Book marks and interesting Halloween themed decorations. I change as the seasons change!
4. I love Mary Shelley‘s Creature, werewolves, and witches with attitude (recently read Circe and loved her!). Not overly fond of glittering vampires but Lestat is my boy!

Readergrrl Also, did I mention how much I loved David Bowie in The Hunger and all things Rocky Horror Picture Show!! 2mo
emz711 @Readergrrl rhps for the win! Have you seen the comic? 2mo
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The Girl in Red | Christina Henry
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About to get started on this one!

brit91 Oh I love the cover!! It looks really good!!😍📚 3mo
Readergrrl @brit91 Exactly why I picked it up too!! ❤️🐺 3mo
bernadette This one sounds like something I would like. Great cover, too. 3mo
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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Choi‘s writing is delightful! The dialogue wasn‘t contrived or cliché. Not once did I feel, as a ?? of a more *ahem* refined age, I couldn‘t relate to Penny&Sam. I was quickly involved and invested in their relationship and I LOVED that BOTH narrators were complex with interesting subplots. Lots going on: mother/child/friends/college/writing and filmmaking/alcoholism/toxic relationships... something for everyone! I just wish the end was longer!

Lovesbooks87 I wished the end was longer too! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Thanks for that review! I assumed I wasn‘t the target audience for this one, but I‘m going to stack it! 3mo
Readergrrl @LiteraryinLititz Absolutely! I almost passed it up, but then picked up a hard copy because the cover was so attractive. I‘d already seen it here on Litsy so much that I was intrigued. So glad I went with my gut and put it in my shopping basket! 3mo
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I read this book as a possible supplemental text for my students while we read Frankenstein together. I didn‘t hate it, but was left feeling kinda meh. I liked the premise very much but wished that Elizabeth‘s character was less 2-dimensional and more complex. The novel was plot driven and I wasn‘t surprised by very much. Typically, I love YALit but this felt contrived. Feeling badly to give it such a hohum review, but I just wanted more! 3/5⭐️

Readergrrl The acknowledgments section was my favorite part of the whole novel. In particular, "To Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, thanks for being insufferable and thinking there was no way Mary could write something better than you two could. Joke's on you." 3mo
SexyCajun I really enjoyed this book 3mo
Readergrrl @SexyCajun I am so sorry! I hate it when some disparages a book that I loved!! I think I had an idea in my head already of what I wanted Elizabeth to be like and nothing except that would have made my feverish little brain happy! I‘m still offering it to my students and I‘m sure they will set me right! 😊 3mo
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SexyCajun @Readergrrl no need to be sorry..I read the original Frankenstein and it was awesome especially for it's time period.. Having said that, I'm also a big fan of Y A books and going in, I knew this would be (and supposed to be) different.. I welcomed the different spin on it 🥰 3mo
LibrarianRyan I 100% agree. I didn‘t get the big deal and why everyone was so wow over this book. They talk about how “strong” Elizabeth was, but I didn‘t think she was strong at all. 3mo
StaceyKondla This one fell flat for me, too. I love Kiersten White and especially her And I Darken trilogy. This one didn‘t live up. Was just sort of okay 🤷‍♀️ I do love the dig at Percy though big time 😉 3mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Loved this novel!!! Can‘t wait to share with next year‘s students! Told from a young woman‘s POV as she is thrust back and forth in time between the American antebellum south to 1976 California. As a contemporary black woman, she must learn to survive in a world where slavery is legal and soon realizes that she must ensure the survival of her plantation owning white ancestor in order to save her own existence! Complex and suspenseful! 5/5 ⭐️

brit91 Beautiful picture!😍📚 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo One of my all time favorites! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz I really need to get to this ASAP! 3mo
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Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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A reread for me: Miéville never disappoints! Meeting Issac and Lin, Yagharek and Derkhan, while sinking into the steampunk world of New Crobuzon thrilled me as much as I remembered it did the 1st time. I was equal parts horrified, entranced, and enthralled with Miéville‘s writing. Can‘t wait to reread The Scar so that I can read the third book of the trilogy, The Iron Council, for the first time! Fantastic mix of scifi, fantasy, and horror! 5/5⭐️

Swe_Eva Miéville‘s mind is such a wondrous thing. ? 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I love rereading books to get to the newest in a series! It's so fun to revisit favorite characters and anticipate the unknown!! :-) 4mo
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Hiatus | Dawn Stram
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#LMPBC I'm just going to be honest and say that I am taking the L (as the kids would say). I didn't finish either book from my amazing group as I'm just not able to focus. Without putting too much personal biz out there, my mother has advanced lung cancer and I have been preoccupied with this (and the usual work and family stuff) since December. I have found that I am better off staying busy and being strong for her, but (more in comments)

Readergrrl I have found that I am unable to read for pleasure. I am usually SO into swaps, #LMPBC, and other Litsy events, but I am going to take a hiatus from Litsy until I am better able to read and focus. I have mailed Resistance and To Nightowl From Dogfish off to @MeganAnn today. I wish I had been a better reader this time around. So, until next time, happy reading!! (edited) 4mo
Megabooks Take care of yourself and your mother! Hugs! 💙 4mo
umbrellagirl Sorry you‘re going through this. Take some time and don‘t forget to take care of yourself. Hugs. 4mo
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cobwebmoth Sending hugs to you.❤ 4mo
Gezemice Sending hugs and caring thoughts 🤗 4mo
stacybmartin Sorry to hear this - sending hugs and strength to you and your family. 💙 4mo
jmtrivera 💜💜💜 4mo
suvata Oh, sweetie. I‘m so sorry to hear this. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts. 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Readergrrl life is life. Take care of your self, take care of mom. The rest will take care of itself. Healing thoughts and air hugs sent your way. 4mo
readordierachel Hugs and good thoughts to you and your family 4mo
kezzlou85 Sorry to hear this but sending you love. ♥️ 4mo
Simona I hear and I feel you❣️ I was in the similar situation last October, and some things are just more important than books ... 4mo
WanderingBookaneer Do what you need to do to. Know that part of the Litsy community is sending strength your way. ❤️ 4mo
Readergrrl I want to thank everyone for all their kind words. It does mean a lot. I am reading, although slowly and sporadically. But, this is enough. Thanks again!! 3mo
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Sorry I‘m a day late posting! I so enjoyed opening your package.. I‘ve already broken into the tea!! I love everything and I don‘t have either of these GNs! The socks are adorable and I shall wear them this week to school! I love it when a student peeps my funky socks and wants to know the story! Thank you, thank you!! #GraphicNovelsandMangaSwap

PagesByTheWater I‘m glad you like everything!! Phew tbh I took a risk with those Sandman‘s, I was already walking out with them when I realized I forgot to consult your lists! So lucky you don‘t have them! 4mo
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This IS me.

lover.of.the.classics FOR REAL!!! 4mo
HOTPock3tt Me too! 🙋🏽‍♀️ 4mo
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500 Essential Graphic Novels | Gene Jr Kannenberg
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Look at what came in the mail today! #GraphicNovelsandMangaSwap

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Sir Thursday | Garth Nix
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1. A fluffy black mutt named Pepper. She was as good as gold and my constant companion as an only-child/military kid!
2. A rescue named Jackson (60lb yellow lab/pit mix) and a fluffy tiger cat named Peanut who is happy to remind the dog who‘s the queen of the house.
3. I‘d have a horse again. I was a “horse person” for years and you never really stop.
4. Jackson spins nonstop when I come home! So happy to see me!
5. Any animal lovers out there?

Suet624 Once a horse girl too. 4mo
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Hey there, #LMPBC team! I am victim of a time warp! Through NO fault of the book (just work and family commitments), it took me forever to read Resistance but I‘m almost halfway through To Night Owl and I just received that (lots of waiting in doctor‘s offices)! May has been absolutely insane for me this year, 😱😱😱 to say the least!!! I will have both books out in the mail by Monday! I will post a spoiler free review of both this weekend!

LibrarianRyan I compliantly understand. And it took me a bit to get through resistance as well 4mo
MeganAnn I totally understand!! Life happens 😊 I‘m going to be away on vacation the first two weeks of June, but I‘ll get started on Resistance as soon as I get back. 4mo
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500 Essential Graphic Novels | Gene Jr Kannenberg
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And my #GraphicNovelsandMangaSwap package is on its way!! I hope you like everything!! I realized that I didn‘t include the notecard I wrote so I may send that along later. Sorry!! Should arrive by Thursday, May 30th. 😊

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Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida Hfer
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My husband is a carpenter working in some very upscale homes and took me to look at his latest job. This house is incredible! While he was closing up, I explored the library. This is a relatively powerful and respected financial leader in New England (the opposite of me😂) but our book tastes? Identical! I kept saying “I read that! I read that!” I‘ve found my new best book loving friend whom I‘ll never meet! 😂😂😂 Kind of like Litsy TBH! 😂😂😂

rwmg So husband says to homeowner, "Do you need someone to help you catalogue and expand your library?" 5mo
Readergrrl I have to admit @rwmg to being more than a little jealous: dark wood, fireplace, rolling ladder, huge soft leather chairs, with a floor to ceiling window looking out across the mountains, but most of the books were clearly well-loved and worn, lots of thrift and library sale books, very well loved children‘s books clearly from their own kids to children‘s books that must have belonged to the owners. Absolute heaven! 5mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! I‘d love to have books loving friends in real life like that with beautiful library at home so I could visit them all the time! 🤣📚 But I‘m grateful for all the books loving friends Ive met here on Litsy & on Instagram too 🤗💖💖📚 5mo
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Zen and the Art of Dog Walking | G. Ray Sullivan, Jr.
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A good friend is away for the weekend, so I‘m babysitting this little cutie!! We went for a quick little jog around the block and we both feel so much better!! #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 And great job! 🙌🏻 5mo
bewareofwords Oh my goodness, TOO CUTE. 😍 I‘m glad your walk was a success! (edited) 5mo
Ash.on.the.line The best walking buddy! Great job! 😄 5mo
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BookwormAHN So cute 💙 5mo
tracey38 I'm dog sitting my dad's dog. But it is too hot and humid to spend a lot of time outside, unfortunately. 5mo
AnansiGirl I‘m dog and cat sitting too! We‘re raising quite a ruckus with the napping and being couch potatoes going on. 😴🐶🐱🐱 5mo
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Zen and the Art of Dog Walking | G. Ray Sullivan, Jr.
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Beautiful day for a walk on the trail! Continued listening to Perdido Street Station on Audible. Fabulous book, but SO long! Not a good match for my 4 book goal! But now I get to cuddle up with this handsome man who‘s just soooo sleepy. #BookFitnessClub #bfc

Caterina Awww what a good doggo 😍 Great reward for getting out there for a walk. 😊 5mo
tpixie #DogsOfLitsy 🐶 what a sweetheart 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And pup snuggles are the best! ❤️🐶 5mo
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Reecaspieces Awe! 5mo
BethM Great job and beautiful pup! 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job and he is so cute 💙 5mo
TheEllieMo Must have been a great walk, you‘ve worn out the puppy! 😄 5mo
dariazeoli Sounds like success if the pup is pooped 😁 5mo
kspenmoll Sweet pup! 5mo
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Human Muscles | Marjorie J. Hogan, Jodi Wheeler-Toppen
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Today‘s BodyPump class was a little easier than last week, but I know I‘ll still feel the burn! Of course, that‘s the point, no? #BookFitnessClub #bfc

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
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Running Loose | Chris Crutcher
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This week really held me back from out of door exercise, but I made up for it at the gym. The only problem is that I can‘t listen to Audible while in a BodyPump or BodyCombat class! So less book, more sweat! Here‘s a picture of my pupper, Jackson. We did make it outside yesterday and today for good long walks! So that counts too! Overall: 2 cardio/interval classes and 2 long walks with canine! #BookFitnessClub #BFC

cathysaid Awww...look at his smile 😀 5mo
BookwormAHN So cute, nice job 👏🏻 5mo
Readergrrl He‘s a good boy. Mostly. 😂😂😂 5mo
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AprilMae Good job! And good boy!!! Give him puppy squeezes from me ❤❤❤ 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And someone looks happy to be outside! ❤️🐶 5mo
bewareofwords He‘s looks too sweet. 🥰 Great work! 5mo
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Rainy Day Blues | Naomi Connor
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This weather is killing my walk/run plans!! I‘ve been listening to Perdido Street Station in my car (does that count? 🤣) but I‘d really like to get on the trail. Tomorrow I will go to the gym for a cardio/weight lifting class. They kick my butt which is great but no Audible for me!! And I had to “steal” this photo since it was raining too hard to get out of my car! #YesIWillMeltInTheRain #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

kspenmoll Rain pouring here as well; not conducive to walking! 5mo
wanderinglynn Weather and work. The two things that get in the way of all the fun. But it won‘t rain forever. You got this! 🙌🏻 5mo
TheSpineView It rained most of the weekend at my house. The rain got bored here and went to your house!🤣 5mo
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monalyisha BOO to the rain! 5mo
Crazeedi The rain has been forever it seems! 5mo
BookwormAHN It's been raining here too, I sympathize 🌻 5mo
Caterina Have fun at the gym tomorrow! I hope the weather clears up soon! 😬 👍 5mo
Kaye ✨✨🌟✨🌟🌟 5mo
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Day 1 for me! Made it to the gym and completed an hour long BodyPump class. Wore me out, but in a good way!! I‘m also concentrating on intermittent fasting which I quite like, surprisingly! That, combined with a Keto 28 day program, should really get me jumpstarted for the summer! It‘s time to think about me for a little bit! Listening to Miéville‘s Perdido Street Station. #BookFitnessChallenge I‘ll take a real photo next time!!!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft 🎉 🎉 5mo
tdrosebud Just the name Body Pump sounds tiring. Great start! 5mo
readordierachel Good one you! I love Body Pump, feel so strong after 💪🏼 5mo
Caterina Great start! Hope you're not too sore tomorrow! ❤ 5mo
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Hi! Ellie and I were wondering how your Little Litten liked her #mythsandlegendsjuniorswap package? Ellie had so much fun picking out the items! 😊

Peddler410 Oh my gosh! I really thought we posted a photo 😬 I‘m so sorry! Yes, my Little Litten loved everything. I will look for the photo in the morning and post. (edited) 5mo
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Fitness For Dummies | Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg
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So I've taken the plunge! I signed up for @WanderingLynn 's fitness challenge! I've committed to reading/listening to 4 books and running 3 X week and 1 gym class per weekend for this challenge. Here's to getting fit for summertime fun! #bookfitnesschallenge

Reecaspieces Who hoo! 5mo
RebL Have fun! 🎧 🚶‍♀️ 5mo
Erin7 Sounds like great goals 🤘! And your pic is too funny 😂 5mo
jillannjohn Yesss 🍕 5mo
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@Stephuhhnieee Thank you so much for my #MythsandLegendsSwap package! I can wait to start exploring them! It‘s so funny that you found those socks for me! I bought the same for my match and thought how much I‘d like to have my own qpair!! I adore Stephen Fry! And I‘m eager to use the lovely pencils and coloring book! I have several of those but NOT the one that you gave me!! Love it! Thanks again!!!!

Avanders That Bulfinch‘s is 😍😍 5mo
Stephuhhnieee So sorry for the late response!! SO happy you like your box!! I realized I forgot to put the card in but I didn‘t want to spoil the surprise element; glad you figured out it was me 😂 I was hesitant on the socks but glad it worked out!!! I love them and added them to my list too 😂😍 Please post any pictures of your coloring! The book looked super fun! Happy reading!! 5mo
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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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Ah-MAAZ-ing!!!! Ellie is over the moon with her #MythsandLegendsJuniorSwap ! I am away from home right now and so we opened the boxes together through FaceTime! Listening to her squealing while the camera was jumping up and down was too much fun!! She showed me the book covers up close with her name and read all the books‘ titles and summaries to me over the phone. So exciting!! She‘s asked me to send you ice cream though I‘m not sure how! Ha!

Readergrrl Ellie arranged all the items for me, took photos, and then sent them to me to post on Litsy. Technology can be so useful when we are a 9 hour drive away from each other! Thank you @LibrarianRyan 🐉🦄🧞‍♀️🧝🏻‍♀️🦹🏼‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️👩🏻‍🎤🧙🏼‍♀️ 5mo
Readergrrl @LibrarianRyan I‘m remembering that extra book that you sent me through #LMPBC Now I understand! How serendipitous that you were matched! I‘m thinking now that I never acknowledged that package! I‘m sorry! I‘ve been rather distracted these last few months but thank you for spoiling Ellie. She is truly flabbergast at all the books and treats. She doesn‘t have any of them and is simply giddy! Thank you so much! 5mo
LibrarianRyan I‘m glad she liked everything. It was literally the day I was mailing everything that I realized it was all going to the same place. Should keep her busy for a month or so. 5mo
Readergrrl @LibrarianRyan Her actual words to me over the phone were, “Mom, I‘ve hit the jackpot!” 😂😂😂 5mo
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In honor of my upcoming 20th wedding anniversary: We took group dance lessons to prepare for our wedding song (John Denver‘s “A Song for All Lovers”). In the class, everyone brought their song to play and we were all instructed to dance along as if at a real wedding. Our turn came. Expecting a soft acoustic guitar, instead we heard Stealers Wheel‘s “Stuck in the Middle with You”! Dancing to “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right” (con‘t)

Readergrrl ... while everyone looked strangely at us has become one of our favorite stories to tell! So here‘s my marriage theme song! And it fits perfectly!! #SundaySecrets (edited) 6mo
AsYouWish Awwww.... that is awesome!!!! I love that you have a marriage theme song, that is so cool!!!! Thanks for playing!!!🎤 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! Love that!! 6mo
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Studying the Napoleonic Wars helped while reading this novel. The world building and the action scenes increased my enjoyment and I have a feeling that continuing with the series will help build my appreciation. Right now, I‘ll give this a 3.5/4 out of 5 ⭐️ but I am eager to see what the next novel in the series brings. I suspect I‘ll like it even more!! Sometimes that‘s how I am with multibook series. Wish we had an option between pick and so-so!

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My #MythsandLegendsSwap package arrived! Yay!!!

MeganAnn Yay!! 🎉⚡️💙 6mo
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The Road to Wellville | T. Coraghessan Boyle
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I‘m heading out on an 10 hour road trip by myself tomorrow morning. What are your Audible suggestions?

KathyWheeler I like light listening on a road trip. The Dresden File books and Harry Potter are good for this. 6mo
CouronneDhiver Anything by Allen Eskens is a worthwhile endeavour. @swishandflick will back me up on that one 😉 6mo
Bookwormjillk Harry Potter or something people you usually travel with would hate. Travel memoirs are also good. 6mo
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Amandajoy If you like romance, Penny Reid‘s Winston Brothers series is great on audio. It‘s my favorite road trip series. 6mo
Redwritinghood The ‘Thursday Next‘ series is great on audio. 6mo
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Just mailed my daughter‘s #MythsandLegendsSwapJUNIOR package and forgot to take a picture of that one too! It should arrive by Friday, April 26th. Ellie is super excited to see if her match likes the books she chose and to open her own package, of course!!

ladym30 Stunning! 6mo
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Mythologies | William Butler Yeats
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Just mailed off my #MythsandLegendsSwap package but forgot to take a photo!! Should arrive by Saturday, April 27th. So excited!!

LibrarianRyan Such a good bad b movie. None of my favorites. 6mo
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@lesliemarie Thank you so much for the wonderful books and the chocolates! And I loved the journal that I got for you! How lucky for me that you found one for me too! Hahaha!! Can‘t wait to explore these books! I haven‘t read any of them!!! Thank you so much!
#SciFiFantasySwap #sffs @Avanders

abbielistenstobooks I loved the Neil Gaiman and the Sarah Chambers! Haven't read that VE Schwab but have enjoyed her other stuff 6mo
BethM Gorgeous journal! 6mo
hermyknee Ahhh I loved Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet! And I read Odd and the Frost Giants in one sitting a few years ago 🙌🏼 Such good books! What a great swap package!!! 6mo
lesliemarie This was my first swap! I had a lot of fun picking out the books and it took me a while to make my final decision. I'm glad you like them! 6mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 6mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Lush tones, whispers, sighs, gravelly voices... I do not know if I can express how much I LOVED listening to this! Exceptional narration by multiple voices perfectly aligned with the characters they play. I could hear the passion, the joy...the regret. Pure synesthesia! Told in a series of interviews, each voice adds layers to the story of rock band and its members skyrocketing to fame. Daisy, Billy, and the rest will stay with me for a long time!

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