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How It All Began: A Novel by Penelope Lively
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This is one of those books I read in the aftermath of The Hunger Games. It wasn‘t as epic as that, but it was really good. YA dystopian fic that has since been turned into a movie. #tomorrowneverknows #maymoviemagic

Cinfhen Not familiar with book or movie 😬🤷‍♀️ 2d
rohit-sawant Sounds interesting! 2d
LeeRHarry #ozfiction🇦🇺 kids read this at school here 😊 2d
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#bookmail today is courtesy of @HarperCollins 🥳🥳🥳

BarbaraBB Both sound great! Read them soon so you can share your verdict 😀😘 2d
Hazel0303 Haha! I was declined for both 🤪 Enjoy them! 2d
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This is hailed as the definitive account of 9/11. Every other book I‘ve read about 9/11 has a pretty narrow focus, understandably. This one spends 500 pages laying out everything from that day, and picks various people as the lens through which to tell the story. I love narrative nonfiction, and this is a perfect example of how it can be used to write such a monumental history in an accessible, humanistic way.

kamoorephoto That sight, that day... 3d
Megabooks I‘m really enjoying it. The book, definitely not the day. (edited) 2d
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Reading is better at the lake. 🥰

akckitty Yes it is! 4d
LeahBergen Sigh! ❤️ 4d
Megabooks Damn right! 😁😁 Gorgeous! 4d
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Reading is better at the lake. 😍

Heidi Grows Up | Charles Tritten
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More success at the book sale!

A few of these are to donate to G‘s classroom.

@LeahBergen check out those two vintage Heidis. 😍😍

kspenmoll All those wonderful books!!! 6d
LeahBergen Ooooo! They‘re lovely! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
BiblioLitten Heidi! 😍 Also, an RL Stine cover that is so unusual! 5d
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TrishB Cool 👍🏻 5d
MaureenMc I love, love, love Olivia! 5d
mdm139 Little House! 5d
britt_brooke 🤩🤩🤩 3h
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Tonight was the opening night of our city‘s book sale. It‘s usually really good and I think it‘s good this time too but I was on a time crunch plus the people that come in at opening are cutthroat!

One of my exciting finds was one of this month‘s BOTM selections. I was going to choose it but skipped instead, and now I found it for a dollar. And that vintage Judy Blume box set! 🥰🥰🥰

LeahBergen I‘m one of those cutthroat people that line up. 😂😂😂 That Blume set is awesome! 6d
batsy I loved that Pears book! 6d
Reviewsbylola Clearly I am too but I don‘t have it in me to shove people out of the way. 😂 I‘m going back today when it should be easier to browse. @LeahBergen 6d
BethFishReads Loved west with the night! 6d
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I don‘t either! Yeesh. 6d
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Recent book acquisitions:

I‘m SO excited about the Zuckoff book. He wrote Lost in Shangri La, and now has a new book about 9/11. I loved Shangri La and I love reading books about 9/11, so I requested this as soon as I heard about it.

Junie B is G‘s new favorite. We read the first book and it‘s the first chapter book she really liked.

The I Survived series was super popular with the older kids at the book fair, so I grabbed these two!

Johanna414 Junie B is the best! (edited) 1w
AmyG My girls loved Junie B books. 1w
Reagan-reads Oh Mitchell Zuckoff is great. He wrote one of my favourite nonfiction books (edited) 1w
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mrp27 My niece loves the I Survived books. 1w
marleed Of all the books I read with my daughter, she saved the Junie B series. I should check as they are likely first editions. 1w
LeahBergen That I Survived series would‘ve been totally my thing if it was around when I was a kid! 😆 1w
Megabooks Stacking the tagged book! You always have such great hauls! 💜😘 5d
Reviewsbylola I‘m 2/3 thru it. It‘s amazing!! @megabooks And thank you. 😁 4d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I found it at my library at 2 AM. Checked it out! 👍🏻👍🏻 4d
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The Shoemaker's Wife | Adriana Trigiani
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This showed up on my doorstep unsolicited when it was first published. I‘d never had any interest in reading Trigiani, but this book wowed me. Enza and Ciro‘s love story captivated me, and I loved reading about their journey from Italy to the US and the decades that followed. #immigrantsong #maymoviemagic

Melissa_J I adored this book. It was the first Trigiani I read. While I‘ve tried some of her other books, none have compared to this one. 1w
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I forgot to post this a few days ago. Scholastic sends out a Dog Man costume for the book fair. Our librarian asked me if I knew anyone who would wear it. If he was hoping I‘d volunteer, he was out of his mind. 😆 I told one of my parent friends tho and she did the honors. The kids were obviously thrilled!

sammisho My son would have loved this! We just had our book fair...but no dogman suit! 😒 1w
Reviewsbylola It‘s possible it was there and no one wanted to wear it! 😆 I‘m pretty sure the librarian and I were the only ones who knew about it. We got lucky that we found a sucker to don it! @sammisho 1w
Smrloomis I would definitely not volunteer 🙄 That looks really hot! 😆 1w
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LeahBergen I wouldn‘t be volunteering either! 😆😆 1w
britt_brooke 😆 Love it!! 1w
Stephuhhnieee Awe man! My daughter is OBSESSED with DogMan! But our school has gone local with the book fairs instead of scholastic. Looks like fun!! 1w
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Vegetables in Underwear | Jared Chapman
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Genevieve‘s teacher told me the other day “she‘s doing it. She‘s a reader!” Currently reading at a C/D level, this is her favorite book this weekend. 😂

Jee_HookedOnBookz Well done, Genevieve! ❤️ ❤️ 1w
Tamra 💚 1w
OrangeMooseReads Awesome! That book looks adorable 1w
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KarenUK What a cutie! 💕 1w
Pricel101 So cute!!! 1w
LeahBergen She‘s soooo sweet! 😩😩 1w
britt_brooke 💚 Aw!! She‘s doing awesome. Good job, Genevieve!! And good job, momma! (edited) 1w
Gissy She looks soooo happy!😘❤️❤️❤️ 1w
BarbaraBB So sweet! And proud ❤️ 1w
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Ryan and Sarah Widmer had what seemed to be a #modernlove story. But four months after their wedding, Sarah was dead and Ryan accused of murdering her. I‘ve always been fascinated by this case, and I‘ve always felt Ryan didn‘t kill Sarah. Curious to see if this book changes my mind.

Also, can we talk about how the majority of true crime books have awful covers?! 😑 #maymoviemagic

LeahBergen That cover! 😳 2w
Gaylagal2 I think he's innocent too. This case deserves a fresh look 😉 2w
AmyG Hahaha. Agreed about the covers. 2w
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therealdealbeall That really is a terrible cover. 😳 2w
Cinfhen You guys....😂Jeez, it‘s their wedding photo!!!! But I will say the font is cheesy. It looks like a self published book which makes me think it‘s gonna be poorly written. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Was gonna say the same thing about the font! 2w
Reviewsbylola Yup, agreed. @Cinfhen So far, it‘s not poorly written at all but I may not have picked it up at all if I wasn‘t already invested in the case. And yes, it‘s their wedding photo but it‘s still a horrible cover. 🤣🤣 I hate pretty much everything about it. If you have to include the wedding picture, I think there are better ways to do it. 1w
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How It All Began: A Novel | Penelope Lively
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Friday night calls for a #bathandbook. 🥰🥰

LeahBergen Ohhh, what kind of mask is that?? 2w
Reviewsbylola Hydrogel Face Mask with Rose Water (5 MASKS): WHOLESALE Gel Sheet Masks with Rose Essential Oils, Red Wine Essence, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, and Vitamin E for Deep, Intensive Hydration https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719CXFHG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LHV1CbPBY6T6D It‘s the best price I‘ve seen for hydrogel masks. This was the first one from the pack I used and it was nice! @LeahBergen 2w
LeahBergen I‘m off to look them up. Thanks! 😘 2w
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Book Fair Day 5:

We wrapped up the book fair today. And I managed to buy only one book. Plus a scented highlighter for Genevieve. 😆

cbowlin1921 This looks so cute! 2w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻💕💕 2w
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How It All Began: A Novel | Penelope Lively
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Henry has a #lustforlife that is slowly being chipped away by the aging process.

I am only three chapters into this one, which is a #darguschfamilybookclub pick. @Mdargusch gave it five stars while @Meredith3 was not a fan. I‘m unsure yet of how I feel about it. #maymoviemagic

Cinfhen I read an excellent book by the same author recently, which earned 5 stars from me ( a known #StarScrooge ) 2w
Mdargusch @cinfhen- I‘m a big fan of her writing style. 2w
BarbaraBB Me too @Mdargusch I recently read and enjoyed 2w
Cinfhen Need to check out both titles @Mdargusch @BarbaraBB 2w
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Discovering Titanic | Ben Hubbard
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Book Fair day 4:

Luckily for my wallet, I had to skip day 3 of the book fair for the Daisies end of the year ice cream social. I was back at it yesterday for two shifts. Genevieve picked out two more books, which she read multiple times when she got home. I got the tagged book about the Titanic and devoured it before bed last night. It was fantastic! Full of great pictures and a lot of facts I didn‘t know. The layout was 👍🏻

Cortg I love The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors!
britt_brooke The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors is a favorite at our house. Especially the “fuzzy little butt” page. 😆🍑 1w
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A nonfiction book about dead bodies is instantly going on my TBR, which is how I ended up adding this one to my GR shelf.

#redrighthand #maymoviemagic

valeriegeary That title though. 😳🤢 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
OrangeMooseReads The title, OH MY! 🙀😆 (edited) 2w
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rabbitprincess Urgh, I thought there was an actual bug on my computer monitor, then realized it was part of the book cover 😖 2w
Geeklet The title seems like pretty sound advice. 2w
kalinichta You are my kind of gal. ☠ 2w
Cinfhen This is such the perfect book for you!!!! Good find😜 2w
rohit-sawant 🤣🤣 Obviously stacking this! 2w
Cinfhen Notice what part she omitted in the title 😉 2w
readordierachel What a title 😆 2w
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Oops!-- I Did it Again | Britney Spears
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Day two of book fair:

I only purchased one book and some ridiculous dress designing kit for Florence. But of course, Genevieve‘s recent book order came in. 😆

LeahBergen Wowza! 😮 2w
mdm139 I spend at least $200 every book fair 2w
Reviewsbylola That makes me feel so much better!!!!! @mdm139 2w
juliegumdrop Ribbit is one of my favorites. I read it every year for my library storytime. 2w
britt_brooke Lucky girls!! 1w
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Run | Blake Jack Crouch
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#dontstopmenow #maymoviemagic

A suspected virus has turned a large number of citizens into bloodthirsty, ruthless killers. Dee and Jack flee their home in terror with their two kids in tow, but nowhere seems safe.

This is my 6th Crouch and possibly my favorite. As per usual, I couldn‘t put this down. It‘s very graphic and depressing at times, so not for everyone.

rohit-sawant Sold! 2w
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Book Fair day 1:

The $40 I loaded onto G‘s eWallet are history. 🤦🏼‍♀️ And of course, I now have to buy Florence a diary tomorrow. This fair is going to cost me way more than I anticipated.

saresmoore I have no self control when it comes to book fairs. When the kids come home with their wishlists, I pretty much just write off the budget for that month. 2w
minkyb Best way to spend money! 2w
Megabooks Dog man always looked so cute! 5d
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Before I Go | Colleen Oakley
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#howfarillgo #maymoviemagic

Daisy is only in her 20s, but she has learned that her 2nd bout of cancer is terminal. She takes it upon herself to find a new wife for her husband before she dies.

This has been compared to PS I Love You, which is why I read it. I gave this one five stars, which speaks for itself.

Cinfhen It sounds REALLY sad. 2/4 sister in laws are breast cancer survivors, I don‘t think I could read this book. A bit too close to home 😔 2w
rohit-sawant This sounds heartbreaking. Loved PS I Love You so stacking this. 2w
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Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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This was my#clifi pick for #booked2019. It‘s looooong. A great character study, and there‘s no denying that Kingsolver can write. But truth be told, this was just too drawn out. I felt like it took me years to finish.

Cinfhen I love Kingsolver BUT she does like to take her time!!! Awesome graphics 2w
britt_brooke I‘ve yet to read any of her books. It‘ll likely stay that way. 2w
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The Beautiful and the Damned | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I‘m sorry to say I have yet to read this one. I definitely plan to . . . someday.

#youngandbeautiful #maymoviemagic

CoffeeNBooks I have this on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet. 3w
Leftcoastzen Love it 3w
Cinfhen Read it for bookclub this year...it wasn‘t terrible. Sad because this was probably autobiographical 3w
rohit-sawant On my TBR as well. 3w
gradcat Like @Cinfhen I, too, found this one very sad, but I really liked it. 2w
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The Sisters Chase | Sarah Healy
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As far as #BOTM picks, this one was pretty mediocre. Not bad, also not a favorite. It instantly sprang to mind though when I saw today‘s #maymoviemagic prompt, #behindthewheel.

Mary and Hannah are two sisters set adrift, driving across the country to try to find a place to put down roots after their mother does in a car crash.

Cinfhen This is one I did not read. There were a lot of mediocre titles that year you took the #BOTMchallenge🙄 3w
rohit-sawant Nice pick! 3w
Reviewsbylola They‘ve gotten even more mediocre imo. 😆 @Cinfhen 3w
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gradcat Good pick, funny convo....bitter Betty? 😂 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘ve nicknamed myself Bitter Betty in regard to my newfound dislike of BOTM. 😆 @gradcat 3w
Megabooks I agree about it being mediocre, but I barely remember it. @Cinfhen There were generally 1-2/5 so-sos or pans for me a month, but I‘m still so glad I did it! 3w
Reviewsbylola Me too! @Megabooks I think we picked a great year to do it. I wouldn‘t be nearly as enthusiastic now. 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola That‘s a definite negatory! It‘s better than last year but not as good as 16-17!! 3w
gradcat @Reviewsbylola Love it! 😍 2w
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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My April total was 11 books.

6 physical books
3 ebooks
2 audiobooks

Standouts were definitely The Grapes of Wrath, Miracle Creek, and The Circus Fire.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 3w
Megabooks I love Grapes. It‘s one of my favorite classics! 3w
Reviewsbylola I think I liked East of Eden more but I‘m rereading it soon so we‘ll see if that still holds true. @Megabooks 3w
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Any excuse to post about a favorite book of mine. ♥️

HOHT is the gripping, fast paced account of MLK‘s assassination and James Earl Ray‘s subsequent flight and capture. I was hooked from page 1. #highwaytohell #maymoviemagic

MallenNC This is such a great book! 3w
rohit-sawant Need to read this one! 3w
Cinfhen I see I‘ve stacked but I don‘t remember ever seeing this book before!! I‘ll need to look out for it 🤩 3w
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When the book fair arrives at school!

I may or may not have volunteered for 8 different volunteer shifts pertaining to the book fair. 😆😆

tpixie How exciting!!! I loved getting Scholastic books when I was a kid! I‘d like to get more now for work to send out into the wild! 3w
ephemeralwaltz I remember these so fondly!
Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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janeycanuck I wish the Scholastic book fair came to offices. 3w
MaureenMc As our school‘s book fair co-chair, bless you for volunteering! 😁 3w
LeahBergen Oh, I thought that was your order being delivered. 😆😆 3w
britt_brooke 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Megabooks Nice! 3w
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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BOTM used to get #allmylove. Along with the #botmchallenge, I also had multiple accounts and constantly raves about the service. Sadly, it‘s gone downhill, and I have canceled my subscription multiple times. This is my current collection, which includes favorite titles and TBR. #anglophileapril

Mdargusch I still love my collection ❤️ 3w
mdemanatee I got my mom a six month subscription for XMas so she could try new things and I got to see some of her editions when home for Easter and definitely understood your critique of the binding. 3w
Cinfhen You were Queen of #BOTM 👑sorry they let you down☹️ @bitterbetty 3w
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Gissy 📚📚📚😍❤️❤️❤️ 3w
swishandflick I'm so salty that they started this whole "BOTM BFF" loyalty program right after I quit after being a member for two years! 3w
Reviewsbylola It‘s such bullshit!! I‘ve ordered 38 boxes thru my main account over the last three years but because I canceled recently, it shows that I‘ve only ordered one box on the BFF page. 🙄 @swishandflick 3w
emilyhaldi Get it together BOTM!!!!!!! 3w
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Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad
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I had to read this book twice during my college years. The first time I read it, I HATED it. I thought it was quite possibly the most boring book I‘d ever read. (Or if I‘m honest, ever attempted to read. I never finished it. 😆) The second time, obviously I dreaded it. And wouldn‘t you know, it was actually pretty good the second time around. #ownerofalonelyheart #anglophileapril

emilyhaldi I‘m not sure I even want to read this once 3w
bewareofwords Oh man, I hated it just as much the second time... 3w
Karisa I liked it too. It was the first book I'd read that made me feel the absolute need to highlight and make comments in the margins. 3w
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Cinfhen Yeah, that‘s a #HardPass 🙄 3w
BiblioLitten Really? I read it years back and had the same thoughts... boring. 3w
mspixieears I read it for uni and hated it (topic matter) but can‘t deny it‘s well-written. 3w
Mdargusch I read this in school and I do not have any fond memories. Or any memories. 😜 3w
LiterRohde Love it. 3w
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Hangsaman | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson‘s books often have an eerie, creepy quality. The tagged book is based on the real life disappearance of a college coed in the 1940s.

#invisibletouch #anglophileapril

consonantia I want to read this! The only Jackson I‘ve read is We Have Always Lived in the Castle and it was soooo good and a friend said Hangsaman is even better. 3w
Cinfhen This one sounds good!! 3w
vivastory I enjoyed this one. 3w
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emilyhaldi @consonantia agreed!! I love that one!! 3w
Mdargusch I‘ve been wanting to read that one @consonantia @emilyhaldi 3w
BarbaraBB I didn‘t like this one at all - but I did love We have always lived in the castle 3w
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Bridget Jones's Diary | Helen Fielding
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I got to go through @Mdargusch ‘s and @emilyhaldi ‘s castoffs tonight. Of course I found some books to take home with me . . . including the bottom three that I gave to Emily last year during a purge. 😆🙄

#nevergoingtogiveyouup #anglophileapril

readordierachel Ooh, Penguin Ink editions 😍 4w
erzascarletbookgasm The Ink editions are cool! 4w
Cinfhen What goes around comes around 😘love those bottom 3 covers !! 4w
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Kalalalatja Love the Ink editions 🙌 4w
Mdargusch I can‘t wait for you to read Birchbark House. 😁 4w
emilyhaldi LOL and now you took them back?! 😆 4w
Reviewsbylola Sure did! @emilyhaldi Brian was yelling from the other room NO NO but I just ignored him. 3w
vivastory I don't blame you for taking back the Ink Editions!! They're amazing! 3w
emilyhaldi LOLOL poor Brian 😆 3w
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@Mdargusch and I had a great time at Ohiana this morning! We loved meeting up with @Chelleo @TK421 @cobwebmoth and their kids and of course I spent way more money than I intended. 😆

Chelleo Nice haul!!! 4w
whatshesreadingnow Looks like y‘all had a great time!! 😊 4w
Velvetfur Yay for Litten meetups! 💜 4w
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Mdargusch Great book choices! 4w
emilyhaldi Wowza nice haul!! And cute pic 🤗 sad I missed it but there's always next year... 4w
britt_brooke Fun!! 4w
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You #takethelongwayhome when you travel by horse and buggy, which is why Austen‘s novels always include months long visits with family and friends.

I‘d love to know what everyone‘s least favorite Austen is. Mine is S&S so it will be the next one of hers I reread I think. I‘m hoping it was just a timing issue and I love it the second time around.


vumblereads Hello 😃 what editions are these? 4w
merelybookish Good question! It's been a while but when I was younger Northanger Abbey was my least favourite. But I might feel differently now. 4w
mdm139 Emma 4w
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emtobiasz My least favorite is Emma. Still have never made it all the way through... 4w
vivastory I've only read Emma & Northanger Abbey. I loved them both, but actually liked Northanger a bit more. I'm definitely due for another. 4w
batsy Didn't care much for S&S in the past but it's currently my fave 🙂 Least favourite is probably Mansfield Park, but it's a long time since I read it (long by my Austen reread standards 😆) so I might change my mind if I read it now... 4w
Reviewsbylola They‘re Word Clouds. I think I bought them from Juniper Books but you can find them a lot of places. @vumblereads 4w
Jas16 My least favorite by far is Mansfield Park. 4w
cobwebmoth Emma is my least favorite. 4w
EmilyM My least favorite is Northanger Abbey. 4w
Palindrome Northanger Abbey is my least re-read, so I suppose that qualifies it as least favorite. Favorite has evolved over time: as years pass, increasingly drawn to Persuasion. 4w
Daisey I‘ve yet to read Mansfield Park, but so far Emma is my least favorite. S & S was a struggle the first time several years ago, but I appreciated it so much more when I reread it last year. 4w
TaciturnWhenReading Mansfield Park - Definitely my least favorite. 4w
sammisho Poor Emma gets so much hate. When I did the Austen readalong last year, I was s surprised by that! My least favorite is S&S, I have only reread it twice, all the others several times. 4w
emilyhaldi Lots of strong opinions here!! I haven‘t read S&S or Emma so I feel very out of the loop😆 But as you know, Mansfield Park was a bit tough for me 🤔 4w
Slajaunie Never read Austen. 🙄 (edited) 4w
Cinfhen I‘ve only read P&P and truthfully I enjoyed all the reimaginings more 😬🙄 like this one (edited) 4w
BarbaraBB My least favorite was Emma which I read the most recently. S&S was the first I read (and loved) so it may be time for a reread. I just don‘t have the time 😂 4w
ravenlee Emma, but I‘m due for a reread. It‘s the only one I had to read for a class, so that could have something to do with it. I haven‘t read Mansfield Park, but it‘s in my soon stack. 4w
Mdargusch I‘m jealous of your book collection. 😻😻😻 4w
DGRachel I have these editions! S&S is my least favorite, too. But I'm not real fond of Emma, either. 3w
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If you love narrative non fiction, check this book out!

O‘Nan spent eleven years researching the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944. As the big top quickly became engulfed in flames, many people perished trying to escape. Most of the victims were women and children. One victim looked surprisingly peaceful, but for a burn on the side of her face. She was killed after being trampled. She became known as Little Miss 1565 after her body was unclaimed. ⤵️

Reviewsbylola Was she 8 year old Eleanor Baker? Was another body mistakenly identified, the family of LM 1565 accidentally burying someone else‘s child? This is only one of the numerous tragic stories of that day. #dontgobreakingmyheart #anglophileapril 4w
Nute Sounds very intriguing. I want to know about this! 4w
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Reviewsbylola Thank you for sharing!! @kspenmoll I hope the bodies are all eventually identified but at the very least, that Grace Fifield‘s family gets closure. 4w
Cinfhen #Stacked ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 4w
Mdargusch Stacking! 👍🏼 4w
emilyhaldi 😱😪 4w
Megabooks 😢😢 3w
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#ifoughtthelaw #anglophileapril

I haven‘t read this but I bought it awhile ago—possibly because of @britt_brooke ‘s review. It sounds compelling and I always see great reviews for Guinn.

britt_brooke Yes! I loved this. Guinn is amazing. 1mo
Cinfhen Sounds promising!! I love NF 4w
emilyhaldi I already have this stacked 😄 4w
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Mdargusch Great minds... I posted about them too. 4w
gradcat I see we thought alike on this one! 😂 4w
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My #supermassiveblackhole when it comes to book lust is booksugar on IG. How amazing is her collection?! I swear I spend way too much time trying to track down some of the beautiful books she features. 😍😍😍 #anglophilespril

GripLitGrl 😍😍😍 1mo
HKGirl Saaame! So many editions on my wishlist because of her 1mo
Soubhiville So pretty! 1mo
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emilyhaldi I love her account too 🤩 1mo
Kalalalatja I did not know about this account. I have now spent my morning looking at this account. I‘m now craving ALL THE BOOKS! 1mo
Mdargusch I love her photos! 1mo
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It‘s been a busy day, so I haven‘t had a chance to catch up on my tags and comments. That will definitely be happening in the AM.

As it stands, Rhett Butler is the poster child for #boysdontcry. He‘s also perfect for memes. #sorrynotsorry #anglophileapril

FashionableObserver I could stare at that face all day. 😍 1mo
Cinfhen Ha!! The memes are endless 1mo
Caroline2 😂 1mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
GripLitGrl 😂🤣😂 1mo
emilyhaldi Fucking love him 4w
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Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus | David Meyers, Elise Meyers Walker, Jeff Chenault, Doug Motz
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If you‘re from Columbus, you‘ll remember the Kahiki Supper Club. It was a restaurant like no other. We always went for birthdays and would cook our own meatballs over mini fires and order the smoking drinks. It was torn down over 15 years ago to build a Walgreens and I‘m still not over it. 😭

#anotheronebitesthedust #anglophileapril

AlaMich It sounds like it was a lot of fun, like a tiki theme. 1mo
ravenlee Kahiki was my homecoming dinner sophomore year of high school. Also, when I was about 10 and moving to Columbus, random girl in my dance class told me about this place she couldn‘t remember by name but it has fish on the walls and everybody goes there - years later we figured out it was Kahiki. 1mo
cherinium It was such a landmark, it was terrible to see it razed. 1mo
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rretzler I loved Kahiki and still miss it too! There is a new tiki restaurant in Powell that I‘ve been meaning to try, but I‘m sure it will not be able to compare with Kahiki! 1mo
Mdargusch I love that there are kahiki fans on Litsy!!! @ravenlee @cherinium @rretzler 1mo
rretzler @Mdargusch @ravenlee @cherinium @Reviewsbylola It makes me wonder how many Littens are in the Columbus area. I live in Dublin, but have been in Columbus since 1981 - originally from Wintersville, OH, a small town in eastern OH near the Ohio River. 1mo
ravenlee @rretzler I‘m not in Columbus anymore. I left Ohio 15 years ago and have been back just a handful of times since, but we lived in Gahanna from ‘91-mid ‘00s and my dad still has family scattered around town. I think there‘s been an Ohio Litten meet-up - @Chelleo did you set that up? 1mo
Chelleo @ravenlee @rretzler Yes, I did and we have another #OhioLitsyMeetup scheduled for this coming Saturday at the #OhioanaBookFestival We‘re meeting in the Cafe of the Columbus Metropolitan Library at 9:30am. 1mo
ravenlee Thanks, @Chelleo - that sounds like fun. Hope you all have a great time! 1mo
cherinium @rretzler I am also not in Columbus anymore. I grew up in Franklin (near Dayton), went to college in Findlay (spending my summers in Columbus), then moved to Columbus. I stayed in Columbus until my husband took a job in St. Louis in 2012. I miss it tremendously. 1mo
emilyhaldi So tragic 😭 1mo
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Phoebe Hogg and her young daughter are discovered murdered in Hampstead in 1890. The supposed culprit is quickly apprehended—she is Mary Pearcey, the 24 year old mistress of the deceased‘s husband. While the two women had a friendly relationship, did Mrs Pearcey snap and kill her lover‘s wife and child in a jealous rage? Had she purposely lured Phoebe Hogg to her home with the intent to kill her?

#everybreathyoutake #anglophileapril

LeahBergen 😮😮 I need to read this one. Stacked! 1mo
Cinfhen This sounds GREAT!!! #stacked 1mo
readordierachel Love those illustrations! 1mo
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Mdargusch Have you read this? Stacking! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Yes, just finished it today. 😆 I listened to the audiobook on Hoopla. @Mdargusch 1mo
emilyhaldi Yikes 😳 1mo
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#bathandbook for Friday night! 🙌🏻🙌🏻

I haven‘t started this one but I sounds good and what a cover!

Amiable Oh, this one is very good! I was especially interested since it happened in Hartford, about 40 minutes from where I grew up. 1mo
Megabooks You make me wish I had a better bathtub! I fully took advantage of the nearby Lush and large tub I had in my hotel in Vegas. I just sat and listened to this! Bliss! 4w
Reviewsbylola Those both look really good!! Nothing better than a Lush bath! @megabooks 4w
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My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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#neverever will I have adequate shelf space. 😆 I‘ve taken to just piling books on the floor in my husband‘s office/den. Luckily he‘s a good sport. #anglophileapril

Oh, and there are more hidden away in his entertainment stand to the right. 🤣🤣🤣

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My floor stacks have turned into stairs for the cats 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
Mdargusch 😂😂😂 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled - perfect use for book stacks! 1mo
emilyhaldi Whatever it takes!! 1mo
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Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads I keep trying to figure out where I could put more bookshelves. 😏 1mo
rubyslippersreads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My cats would just knock them over. 😹 1mo
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The Sleeping Beauty | Elizabeth Taylor
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There‘s a lot packed into this short book, but the main thread is an older gentleman, Vinny, who notices a quiet, tormented woman. He instantly sets out to woo her. Throw in a quiet English sea town and some great supporting characters and you have a fun ride. #letyouloveme #anglophileapril

AlaMich It sounds like a lovely story! 1mo
Cinfhen Don‘t think this book is for me 1mo
emilyhaldi Did you picture the setting as Sidmouth like I did?! 1mo
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Mdargusch I‘m sorry you didn‘t like this more. 1mo
Reviewsbylola Well, tbh I had a hard time concentrating. All the drama at the school this week has been absolutely exhausting and I‘ve been riddled with anxiety. @Mdargusch 1mo
Reviewsbylola Yes because I saw your notation in the book. 😆 @emilyhaldi 1mo
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Penny Farmer‘s brother and his girlfriend were found brutally murdered in the seas off Belize in 1978. For almost 40 years, her family never gave up hope that they would finally piece together what happened. This is a shocking true crime read that reminded me a bit of Bugliosi‘s And the Sea Will Tell because of the remote location and sailing. A solid #truecrime read. #netgalley

Reviewsbylola I‘m using this for #booked2019 #socialmediafocus because the killer was tracked down and the crime finally solved after the author used Facebook to track down and communicate with the key players in the mystery. @cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 1mo
Kaye I have this on audio . It sounds like a good one. 1mo
BridgetteM Sounds really good. Adding it to my TBR! 🤓📚 1mo
Cinfhen Cool choice 1mo
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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin
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There‘s often #carelesswhispers and gossip among neighbors.

I‘ve heard such great things about this book but haven‘t yet read it. #anglophileapril

MicheleinPhilly They‘ve made a new version of the series for Netflix! 1mo
Mdargusch Nice photo! 😀 1mo
Maman929 I loved this series. Such a fun read. Will have to check out the Netflix reboot. 1mo
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vivastory Great choice! 1mo
mreads Love the book set 1mo
emilyhaldi Hmmm I don't think I've bought this one yet 🤔 1mo
Leftcoastzen I loved them. 1mo
Cinfhen Pretty photo 🥰🤩 1mo
CarolynM Love the Tales of the City series and that is a very evocative cover😍 1mo
rohit-sawant Great picture! 1mo
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Dry: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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I love Augustan Burroughs. He is so brutally honest (😉 @Cinfhen ) but also has a great sense of humor. Very self deprecating. This is one of his more serious memoirs, dealing with his alcoholism. #rehab #anglophileapril

emilyhaldi I don‘t really like his books I gotta say... 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m with you @emilyhaldi 1mo
Mdargusch Hmmm. I‘ve never heard of him. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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Reviewsbylola WHAT?!? Yes you have mom. He wrote Running With Scissors. @mdargusch 1mo
Mdargusch Oh. 1mo
britt_brooke I‘ve never seen this cover! 😍 This is one of my favorite memoirs ever. I love him. 1mo
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Victorians had some wild ideas about how to #fixyou. #anglophileapril

MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 1mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 1mo
Mdargusch Crazy! 1mo
emilyhaldi That photo says a thousand words 1mo
Cinfhen This book cracks me up, EVERY TIME 1mo
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I love that Genevieve‘s art teacher often incorporates books into her art lessons. Today‘s introduction to Monet included the tagged book. The kids then used pastels to create their own lily pads and flowers. Next week they‘ll be added to a water background.

Chrissyreadit Loved this book with my kids. 1mo
britt_brooke Very cool! 1mo
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The Sleeping Beauty | Elizabeth Taylor
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I decided to read this one for #booked2019 so I borrowed the copy on the left from @emilyhaldi . Unfortunately, she bought it used. Not usually an issue, but in this case it REEKS of cigarette smoke. Luckily I found the copy on the right at @Mdargusch ‘s today so I no longer have to fight the good fight.

I‘m conflicted now though. It‘s not often that I consider throwing out a book but I would feel bad donating this. 😣🤔

Leftcoastzen Someone online said to wrap book in a towel put baking soda and /or old fashioned clay cat litter with the wrapped book in a plastic bag , said it works in a few days.who knows. 1mo
LeahBergen I‘d say toss it in the recycling bin. 😆 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘d give it back to my sister to decide 😂 1mo
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emilyhaldi 🙅🏻‍♀️ 1mo
vivastory I second @BarbaraBB 😂😂 1mo
Kalalalatja Definitely give it back to @emilyhaldi 😂 1mo
batsy @BarbaraBB 😁 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Gross. I‘ve heard that rubbing them down with a fresh Bounce sheet is supposed to work wonders. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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It‘s #aharddaysnight when you‘re a lady of the night. Sugar is a young lady in Victorian London who is determined to rise in society above her current station as a prostitute in a brothel. This was a stellar 5 star read for me and ranks as one of my favorite books ever. #anglophileapril

Melissa_J I loved this one too 😊 1mo
Cinfhen Damn!!! I NEED to finally bit the bullet and get this book 1mo
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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hlgreenfield This book has been on my tbr list for so long. Really need to check it out 1mo
Kalalalatja Yesssssss 🙌 1mo
Mdargusch I‘ve never heard you mention this book. Stacking! 1mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s so good. @emilyhaldi really liked it I think. I gifted it to her. @Lorinda45 didn‘t like the ending as I recall. 😆 @Mdargusch 1mo
emilyhaldi Best everrrrrrrrrrr 1mo
Reviewsbylola You for sure do. @Cinfhen 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I‘m not sure I get the hype. This wasn‘t for me. Rooney had some moments of great clarity, but overall I found this to be a frustrating book. Connell and Marianne‘s relationship made me feel anxious as I read—I almost had to put the book down several times it was that bad, and I don‘t typically respond in such a visceral way as I am reading. It was just so damn depressing and they didn‘t seem to learn anything. Their communication skills sucked.

MicheleinPhilly I almost rejoined BOTM for this. 1mo
britt_brooke I just won this on an IG giveaway. Curious to see if I feel the same way. 1mo
KatieDid927 Agreed. 1mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly I did rejoin because of this. 🤣🤣 No regrets. 1mo
CarolynM Some of my IRL book group friends had a similar reaction to yours. One of them reported throwing the book across the room in frustration. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I totally rejoined for this! (and Miracle Creek) @MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto (edited) 1mo
Reviewsbylola I can see why it appeals to some. @britt_brooke I actually think @emilyhaldi would like it. Maybe. 1mo
lele1432 This was one of my most anticipated reads due to all the hype. Now I'm regretting putting it in my box. Even the sample didn't really connect with me, but I thought it must get better. I should have just borrowed it from the library lol. 😕 1mo
Cinfhen Agreed!!! It‘s ok but VERY DARK. I didnt love this one either 1mo
BarbaraBB I liked it but not as much as Conversations with Friends. And I do think @emilyhaldi will like them. Too bad this one didn‘t work out for you. I see what you mean though 😀 1mo
Kalalalatja I loved it exactly because it was so frustrating and dark! 😅 But I totally see why this isn‘t for everyone 1mo
Emilymdxn I found it made me anxious too, I found conversations with friends made me even worse. A lot of the stuff that happened mirrored events in my life in a way I didn‘t find easy/beneficial to read about 1mo
emilyhaldi I LOVED Conversations with Friends and have been dying to get my hands on Normal People 😄 you know I love dark 🖤 sorry it didn‘t work for you! (edited) 1mo
Reviewsbylola Consider this one all yours. @emilyhaldi 1mo
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