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Ruthiella

Ruthiella

Joined February 2018

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1. Southern California
2. Duesseldorf, Germany
3. London, England (The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope)
4. You can get almost any cuisine here in the Southland but unique to So Cal? In n Out Burgers 🍔
has local origins.
5. If you‘re game! Tagged Littens below.😀

Thank you for tagging me @Rachel_nyc

Cinfhen Hi!!! Haven‘t “seen” you in awhile xx hope all is well!! Thanks for the tag 😍 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen You‘re welcome 😉 My Litsy activity waxes and wanes. I wish I were more consistent! 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s ok, sometimes real life gets in the way. Just happy to know all is well 💜 2mo
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Rachel_nyc In n Out Burgers remind me of college road trips! I‘m a convert though and now prefer Shake Shack. 😮 2mo
Ruthiella @Rachel_nyc I‘m actually not a fan of In n Out but that made me an anomaly in high school! My brother who now lives out of state makes it his first stop anytime he visits! 😀 2mo
thebluestocking Thanks for the tag! ❤️ Why Germany? I haven‘t been and need to go!! 2mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking I used to live in Germany 🇩🇪 Sometimes I wish I had stayed! 2mo
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On a cruise 🚢. Not really my thing. I brought three books and my kindle. Here‘s also pics of the ship‘s library 📚. Pretty small but I enjoyed perusing it any way. 😀

Rachel_nyc Perfect book choice for a cruise although it may make you paranoid. I hope you don‘t have plans to go to the ship‘s spa! 🤪 3mo
Ruthiella @Rachel_nyc 😂😂😂I know! I saved it specially for this occasion. 😀 3mo
CarolynM I can't decide if I like the idea of a cruise or if I can't think of anything worse.😂 Where are you cruising to? 3mo
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Ruthiella @CarolynM The cruise was one day in Santa Barbara, California and one day in Ensenada, Mexico. 😀 3mo
BkClubCare Ha! A two day cruise?! Suffer thru Girl. Do not ever attempt a 7 day one. 2mo
Ruthiella @BkClubCare was four days but you are right...longer would not be good. I understand why others enjoy it but it is not my cuppa!😐 2mo
thebluestocking Oh man. Being stuck on a cruise ship if it‘s not your thing is kind of torturous. At least there were books. And thanks you for the likes today. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking You‘re welcome! And you are right that books made the experience more pleasant!😀 (edited) 2mo
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Census | Jesse Ball
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To date this is my least favorite #TOB2019 shortlisted book. It was a little too surreal for me. The story is about a dying man in an unnamed place going from town to town with his Downs Syndrome affected son as his companion. Their mission is to undertake some sort of census work though it was never clear to me the point of the census.

Rachel_nyc I had high expectations of this because I had read how the author wrote it basically as a love letter to his deceased brother who had Down‘s Syndrome in an effort for people to understand those affected. There were a few passages where I could see what he was going for but it was too meandering for me. 4mo
Ruthiella @Rachel_nyc Yes he explains that in the forward but that would also be a total unknown if he hadn‘t mentioned it! Everyone has their level of ambiguity they‘re comfortable with and this title was too far for me unfortunately! 4mo
Rachel_nyc Agreed. A little world building may have helped as well. 4mo
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thebluestocking I really liked this one as I read it and just after, but it has faded a bit for me. I liked the flavor it had of “The Road” and how things shrink when you are facing death. But I also agree that the explanation at the beginning did not really mesh with what the book became. 4mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking I can see how stylistically and also emotionally the book could really work for the right reader! 😀 4mo
Mindyrecycles I liked it okay but was bewildered by the ending. My least favorite so far as well. 4mo
BarbaraBB I really liked this one and even made it my Zombie but since then there are some that I liked better! 4mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB It won the summer tournament! It could take the prize like Fever Dream did last year!😀 4mo
Ruthiella @Mindyrecycles Yeah , the end is ambiguous for sure! Just not my cups!😀 4mo
BkClubCare Ugh. The summer tourney is ruining my joy for March! (Did I say that outloud? I actually liked Fever Dream) 2mo
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Just bought the last in the Flavia de Luce series for my colorful collection 🌈 🤩

Freespirit Gorgeous 4mo
Ruthiella @Freespirit Thanks 😊 4mo
batsy 😍 4mo
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Ruthiella @batsy 😊 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Beautiful! I wish I had stared buying them early! 4mo
Ruthiella @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Thanks! No doubt there will be a boxed set some day on offer to tempt bibliophiles 😀 4mo
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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn 😀
#20ThingsAboutMe
Tagging my 10 most recent followers and encouraging them to take part! @JNSibanda @LeoValiquette @hhavel @Emilymdxn @fangirl.way @Ewaterhouse28 @elyseh @Cortg @Britteey @allibhill

wanderinglynn 🖖🏻 ☺️ 4mo
Ruthiella @wanderinglynn Live long and prosper! 4mo
monalyisha I also have strong Kraft mac & chz beliefs. Spiral-shaped or go home. 🧀🌀 4mo
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Ruthiella @monalyisha It‘s the one hold over from childhood that hasn‘t lost its chemically orange magic! 😍 4mo
JNSibanda Logic dictates that Star Trek is amazing. 4mo
Ruthiella @JNSibanda It is amazing in all it permutations! 😀 4mo
Kaye Nice to meet you. #. 3. Same. They smell good but too squishy. #. 8. ⭐️. # 16 What‘s the most money you found at one time ? (edited) 4mo
Ruthiella @kaye $10 is the highest one time amount found dog walking! Glad to meet a fellow Dickens fan😀. 4mo
thebluestocking I love crossword puzzles and alphabetizing too!! Are the crosswords the main motivation for the morning paper? I love doing crosswords on newspaper, but now I do everything on the NYT Crosswords app. 4mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking I figured you would like to alphabetize since your list mentioned organizing. And yes my main motivation for the paper is the word jumble and Dear Abby plus the crossword!😊 4mo
wolfsblood Deep Space 9 😍 3mo
Ruthiella @wolfsblood The best! Sisko! Jax! Quark! Et al! 😍 3mo
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Bigfoot: I Not Dead | Graham Roumieu
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Did someone say BIGFOOT?

C.Perone 😂 Love it! 4mo
Slajaunie 😂😂 4mo
Kaye Great. 3rd Bigfoot ! 4mo
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The Italian Teacher | Tom Rachman
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I really enjoyed this- more so than I did his debut The Imperfectionists. The main character is not very sympathetic but I always felt I understood his motivations even if his actions were frustrating. Loved the settings (Rome, London, New York). #TOB2019

thebluestocking Yay! I liked The Imperfectionists okay, but there was room for improvement. Another #ToB pick down! 4mo
BkClubCare I really liked The Imperfectionists and am looking forward to this. 4mo
BkClubCare (And I ❤️ the cover of this) 4mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Just spent my B&N gift card from Xmas and picked up Setterfield‘s latest. I LOVED ❤️ The Thirteen Tale but have yet to read her follow up or this new one. 😀

BookishMarginalia It‘s great! 4mo
Ruthiella @BookishMarginalia Looking forward to diving in! 😀 4mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Every one in my family is healthy and doing OK😀
2. I have a long weekend/mini-vacation coming up in February😀
3. Just one more chapter! 😀
4. I won‘t tag any one since its only Thursday in the world for a few more hours but thank you to @Klou for tagging me😍
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 4mo
Klou You're welcome! ❤ 4mo
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Went to the big city to sell some books and get some new ones. The tagged book and So Lucky are the only two I need for #TOB2019 that I cannot get from the library. Fire Sermon is not TOB related but equally unavailable for free and I REALLY want to read it! 😀

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Part coming of age novel - part thriller this was an odd if interestingly told story of a young woman growing up in Boston the daughter of Ethiopian parents. Her life alters irrevocably when she meet Ayale, an older Ethiopian man who operates a downtown parking lot. #tob2019

thebluestocking Check another one off the #ToB list! Woot! 5mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking Thanks to the early release of the short list I was able to knock off three while off work! 😀 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🎊📚🎉🙌🏻 5mo
Reviewsbylola Great year! 👏 5mo
Cinfhen Another #StarScrooge 😊❤️🙌🏻What a great year for reading🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 5mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen Haha “Star Scrooge” 😂🤣😅 5mo
Cinfhen I had 3.2 rating too!!! I can‘t JUST be handing out stars to everyone 5mo
TrishB Great stats 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB Great stats 👍🏻 5mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year! 5mo
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Less Than Zero | Bret Easton Ellis
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I kinda hated this book. It‘s quite disturbing. But on the other hand I couldn‘t put it down. This is the obvious choice for #hazyshadeofwinter since The Bangles covered the Simon & Garfunkel original for the movie soundtrack when the book was adapted to film.🤓 #WinterWonderland

Crazeedi Sweet fur baby!🐱 5mo
Ruthiella @Crazeedi Thanks! They are the eye candy!😀 5mo
Crazeedi @Ruthiella I just now saw both of them! Love your sweet kitties, I had 6 at one time, now just 2, they are up in years but my sweet friends 5mo
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Ruthiella @Crazeedi My sister gave me a plaque that states “Cats are like potato chips- you can‘t have just one!” 🤪 5mo
Crazeedi @Ruthiella 😉perfect! 5mo
Cinfhen Oh no!! This was my choice too😝Gotta put my thinking cap back on 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Sorry! 😐 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s cool xx will make me think a bit harder 🤓🤓🤓 5mo
TrishB I think disturbing describes most of his books! 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB This is the only one I‘ve read though I do plan to at least try American Psycho one of these days!😨 5mo
TrishB I hated that one with an absolute passion!! But have to make your own mind up! 5mo
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The Snowman | Raymond Briggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ⛄️❤️ 5mo
Eggs Love love ❤️ 5mo
Ruthiella @Eggs Thanks 😍 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My friend Penny living her best life on a walk. #petsoflitsy

LauraBeth I think my heart just exploded 😍 5mo
Ruthiella @LauraBeth ❤️ Yeah, she‘s pretty cute ! 5mo
Kaye The happiest dog in the world ! Look at that smile. 5mo
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Ruthiella @kaye She‘s easy to please! Treats, walks and cuddles! 🐶 5mo
batsy Awww 💕 5mo
Ruthiella @batsy Thanks ❤️ 5mo
BiblioLitten Adorable!!💕💕 5mo
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Sunshine | Norma Klein
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Stock photo from the Huntington Library Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. As you can see, poinsettias can grow to be shrubs...even trees. Also, while I don‘t know when this photo was taken, one can see the sun in December most days in Southern California!
#poinsettia #SeasonsReadings
#IcanseethesuninlateDecember #WinterWonderland

TrishB Lovely 💕 5mo
Aimeesue Wow! 4mo
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One of my favorites from childhood: The Sun and North Wind have a bet as to which of them is more powerful...☀️💨
#blownorthernwind #WinterWonderland

TrishB Great graphic 👍🏻 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB Thanks! It is from a Victorian edition illustrated by John Tenniel. 😀 5mo
Cinfhen Brilliant choice 💙 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks! ❤️ 5mo
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Snow Angel | Ronica Black
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Not a book but my first thought for the prompt #sparkle. 🎶 “Said come in come out of the rain “🎵
#SeasonsReadings

TrishB Singing it now.... 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB 😂 I thought you of all my Litten friends would appreciate this! 5mo
TrishB I had to have a play of it this afternoon 💕 5mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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Loved this thought-provoking sci-fi novel. In it a human male is sent as ambassador to a planet called Winter where the inhabitants do not have a fixed gender...they develop into male or female only once a cycle in order to procreate. Like all good science fiction the book makes the reader think about our own culture and attitudes towards gender. This is a slow and thoughtful book...no space battles or lasers.
#awinterstale. #WinterWonderland

Cinfhen Hmmmm, I‘m intrigued 🧐 5mo
TrishB Well ahead of its time! 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen It‘s an intriguing book😀 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB Le Guin often used her work to question cultural constructs that we are still grappling with today 🤓 5mo
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Rocky | Rosalyn Drexler, Julia Sorel, Sylvester Stallone
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Klou This is a book?!?!??! 5mo
Ruthiella @Klou It was a movie first and then made into a novel based on the original screenplay . 😀 5mo
Klou @Ruthiella oh wow. I didn't know that. Thank you! 5mo
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Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m a #PhillyGirl so this choice is 🤟🏽👌🏼👊🏼 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen How perfect then! I guess you were happy about the Super Bowl too!😀 5mo
Cinfhen Yup 💚🦅Fly Eagles fly🏈 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Do you listen to the podcast Bookfight? One host is from Philadelphia (now lives in NJ) and the other currently lives there. They both teach at Temple University. 5mo
Cinfhen No!! But I totally will!!! Thanks for sharing 😊 5mo
TrishB Cool pick 👍🏻 that voice is in my head now. 5mo
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Money | Martin Amis
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Never read any Amis - neither Kingsley nor Martin - but what is #silverandgold but money? 💰 💰 💰
#SeasonsReadings

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TrishB Merry Christmas 🎄🎅💕 5mo
Andrew65 😂😂😂 Merry Christmas! 5mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 😂😂😂 5mo
batsy 😂😂 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Merry Christmas to all Littens who celebrate it!

#ohholynight #SeasonsReadings

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas 🎄💗😘 5mo
Crazeedi Merry Christmas ! 5mo
Eggs Merry Christmas 5mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄 ❤️ 5mo
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Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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The second Atwood novel I read after The Handmaid‘s Tale blew me away. At times difficult to read because Atwood really gets how children can be cruel. This is the story of an unequal friendship and the toll childhood can take on one‘s later life. The cover made me think of today‘s prompt #walkingintheair
#WinterWonderland

batsy I love this book so much, but it's true—I found it a difficult read, as well, for how it depicts that cruelty. 5mo
CoffeeNBooks I thought this was a really good book- different from some of her other books I've read, but really good! 5mo
Ruthiella @batsy I need to re-read it. I‘m sure it holds up but would be interested in how my now middle aged perspective would influence my reading of it. 5mo
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Ruthiella @CoffeeNBooks I‘ve also read a variety of her titles and am always impressed by her range! 5mo
Cinfhen Hope to read this one in 2019 but I HATE reading about childhood cruelty 😣it wrecks me! 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I know! It‘s hard to take in books. I read this first in my 20s when I was less sensitive to that kind of thing. 5mo
TrishB Have this on my tbr for next year 👍🏻 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB I hope you like it! 😀 5mo
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“I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library” 📚 Jorge Luis Borges
#imdreamingof #SeasonsReadings

RaimeyGallant Yes! 5mo
Ruthiella @RaimeyGallant 😍😍😍 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😍😍😍 5mo
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The only book I have about #MarysBoyChild I think apart from my confirmation bible. #WinterWonderland

TrishB Very medieval cover ❤️ 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB Yup! The back of the book says it is a painting from 586 CE. 5mo
TrishB 😮 old then!! 5mo
Cinfhen Cool 5mo
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Mistletoe Misconduct | Catherine Gayle
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Apparently #mistletoe, like the Christmas Tree, has its roots in pre-Christian religions. Fascinating!

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Logan's Run | William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson
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My thumbs up must be taken with a grain of salt because I read this when I was 12 or 13. A dystopia wherein #crystaldays are numbered. Every citizen has a crystal flower imbedded in their palm which goes dark when they turn 21 and then must be euthanized. Logan is a “Sandman” , a hunter of those who try to escape their fate... until of course his own crystal goes black....
#WinterWonderland

Cinfhen I only remember this title as a movie...I wonder how the book would read now 40 years after its first publication 5mo
Cinfhen Also props to you...reading this book at such a young age...I was still reading Judy Blume and feeling grown up 😉😂 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I wonder about that too! Will it hold up as a sci-fi classic. I think this was also one one of the first “grownup” book I read.🤓 (edited) 5mo
TrishB Loved the series/film! 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB I think they are remaking the film! 5mo
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Memory is actually the main character‘s name but the story is also told in flashback as Memory recalls how she ended up convicted of murder serving out her sentence at a women‘s prison in Zimbabwe 🇿🇼.
#trytoremember
#WinterWonderland

Cinfhen I really liked this book!!! One of the first books I reviewed on Litsy 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it as well 😀 5mo
TrishB Not familiar with this one 👍🏻 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB I t was interesting especially because it took place in Harare, Zimbabwe. 5mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Is the Christmas Tree at Rockerfeller Center not perhaps one of the most iconic and recognizable trees in the US? I‘m pairing this with The Overstory since it is a book about trees 🌲 which I mean to start very soon! 😀

#OhChristmasTree
#SeasonsReadings

erzascarletbookgasm Great pick! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 5mo
Ruthiella @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 5mo
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Winter Break | Kayla Perrin
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Just picked up my library holds. I got one more day at work. Then let the Tournament of Books reading begin! 🏁

#WinterBreakStack

LiteraryinLititz One more day? You can do it! 5mo
merelybookish Nice stack! I've only read Census so far. I'd really like to get my hands on The Overstory! 5mo
Ruthiella @LiteraryinLititz Thanks for the encouragement.😊 5mo
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Ruthiella @merelybookish Thanks! I‘m not sure where I‘ll start! The biggest or shortest first? 5mo
BookaholicNatty @Ruthiella yay!!! One more day!!!!! I know that feels so good!!! This is a great stack of books! I think no matter where you start it will be good! Happy Reading and enjoy your break! ❤️❤️ 5mo
batsy Oooh, nice! I'm hoping to read some of these too. I'm especially intrigued by Call Me Zebra 🦓 5mo
Ruthiella @BookaholicNatty Thanks! 😍😍 5mo
Ruthiella @batsy I‘ve grand plans to read them all in two weeks! 5mo
BarbaraBB Looking good! Keep us posted! I‘m looking forward to reading them the coming months too! 5mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB It‘s the TOB season! 5mo
AceOnRoam Nice stack. Parking Lot is probably my favourite of those, but haven't read Overstory or Call me Zebra which is going to be my next tob2019 read 5mo
ReadingEnvy Where will you start? 5mo
BkClubCare AWESOME 👏 You are my hero. Pls let me know every thought on every book 🤣 5mo
BkClubCare And now I am a bit mad at myself for not buying that Powers book in the airport dammit 5mo
Ruthiella @ReadingEnvy I‘m unsure how to tackle them! Maybe a mini-speed date round ? 5mo
Ruthiella @BkClubCare I will be sure to at least review them all on goodreads!😀 5mo
ReadingEnvy @Ruthiella yesssssss 5mo
thebluestocking Nice haul! I‘ve got The Overstory and Warlight our from my library too, but I‘m trying to finish The Mars Room first. 5mo
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Sleigh Ride | Heidi Cullinan
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I‘ll admit I‘m flummoxed! I can‘t think of a bookish connection for the prompt #sleighride! The high was 77 degrees Fahrenheit today (25 degrees Celsius). 😬 so not lovely weather for a sleigh ride...

#WinterWonderland

Cinfhen Ha!! See what you‘re missing in the land of sunshine ☀️ 5mo
TrishB We don‘t get that very often! 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen @TrishB I can always watch a movie set in a colder climate to make up for the lack!😀 5mo
TrishB True 😁 5mo
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I am almost finished listening to this on audio . Homo sapiens literally means #wisemen. This book is fascinating and so clearly laid out and expressed. It explains how we collectively have become the dominant and most destructive force on Earth. 🌎

#SeasonsReadings

Cinfhen Nice review 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 5mo
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Rider-Waite Tarot Deck | Arthur Edward Waite
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When I was younger I used to enjoy reading Tarot cards; less as a divination method and more of a way of meditating on a problem or situation. The star card which shows a #shiningstar represents regeneration and growth, purification and enlightenment. ⭐️
#SeasonsReadings

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Cat's Cradle | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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I love Vonnegut‘s dark sense of humor and resigned pessimism about the human race. Cat‘s Cradle is about the end of the world and Bokononism, the most accommodating religions ever. Many of the users on Litsy are probably members of my karass😀. I don‘t exactly know if it was published in #December1963 but it was at least published that year!
#WinterWonderland

TrishB What a great summary 👍🏻 5mo
Cinfhen I‘m not a fan of satire 🤨😬 so this was a bail for me 😝 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB Thanks 😊 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen On the plus side you can safely say his books are not for you and concentrate on other books! 😀 5mo
Cinfhen Like that spin!! I seem almost heroic 💚🙌🏻😂 5mo
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Cranes Dance | Meg Howrey
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I don‘t know if they perform the #Nutcracker in this book about two sisters who aspire to become professional ballet dancers but I‘ve heard great things about it and really want to read it!
#SeasonsReadings

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Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein
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My experience with Heinlein has been mixed. Honestly the title is maybe my favorite thing about this story of the first human from Mars. It started off well but morphed into a kinda 70s free love thing...
#Spacemancametraveling
#WinterWonderland

TrishB Read a lot in the 80s but definitely not my thing now! 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB So far I‘ve really liked Starship Troopers the best. But I‘ll try one or two more maybe!😀 5mo
Cinfhen Your blurb made me chuckle 😂😂😂 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Glad to make you giggle 🤭 5mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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It‘s pretty rare that a book makes me laugh out loud #hohoho but this one did. About a single woman navigating life in 1950s London - Mildred is one of those “excellent women” who can be counted on to make tea, man booths at church bazaars and generally sacrifice themselves and their time for others since clearly they have nothing better to do since they have no husband or children to care for... Pym‘s humor is subtle and wry. #SeasonsReadings

batsy Yes! This is book is so good 😊💜 5mo
zsuzsanna_reads The characters make a cameo appearance in one of her later novels and they're happily married 💜 5mo
Aimeesue Everard Bone! Bwahahahahaha! 😂 I adore Pym. 5mo
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Ruthiella @batsy I think it‘s her best but I still have a few more to read!😀 5mo
Ruthiella @zsuzsanna_reads I‘ve noticed that and now look forward to finding those little Easter eggs as I read on!😀 5mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue You get the humor too!😀 5mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella yes! One of my online book groups had a knock-down drag-out fight with one member who INSISTED that Pym couldn‘t possibly have meant *that* Riiiiiiiiiiight. Just a coincidence. 😂 5mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue 🤣🤣🤣🤣 5mo
LeahBergen Pym! ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I figured you would be a fan if you like Furrowed Middlebrow publication!😀 5mo
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Gone, Baby, Gone | Dennis Lehane
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When a little girl goes missing, Kenzie and Gennaro are called in by the girl‘s aunt and uncle to investigate. The girl‘s mother is more interested in what cash and attention this brings her...she‘s otherwise less than concerned....My first or second Lehane novel and he does not pull his punches! Brutal but compelling. #goneaway #WinterWonderland

TrishB Not read any of this author yet. 5mo
CaitlinR I enjoy Lehane. 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB I‘ve only read three from him but they were all good IMO.😀 5mo
Ruthiella @CaitlinR I think he‘s a good writer! 😀 5mo
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Eli Wallach as Mr. Freeze from the live action Batman TV show is what I thought of for the prompt #freezeframe . Also I‘ve had the J. Giles Band song in my head ALL DAY!!!😬
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Cinfhen Once again, we are “dating” ourselves 😜 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen LOL 🤪 5mo
batsy Lol! Cute 😆 5mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen but the show was the best kind of cool 😁 5mo
CarolynM Love it❤️ 5mo
Ruthiella @TrishB @Cinfhen Looking back it‘s like the whole show was acted with sort of a wink and a nudge😀 Great actors as the villain just having fun. 5mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM Thanks 🥰 5mo
Ruthiella @batsy Thanks 🥰 5mo
TrishB Exactly! 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@BkClubCare Got your card yesterday! 🥰❤️🥰❤️🥰❤️

BkClubCare 😊 5mo
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Cozy | Parnell Hall
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I‘m doubling up for #WinterWonderland and #SeasonsReadings. When I think #babyitscoldoutside I want to snuggle up with a #bookandblankie but when I go to my ratty reading chair invariably it is OCCUPIED!🐱So many surfaces to choose from and the one they pick...🤪

LeahBergen I couldn‘t tell where one cat started and the other began. 😆 5mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I know! They kinda look like a cat yin/yang symbol 😀 5mo
TrishB Awww 🐈 💕 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t either @LeahBergen !!! 😽 5mo
Cinfhen Adorable 😻😻 5mo
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The Postmistress | Sarah Blake
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Couldn‘t think of a book connection except for the tagged book that I DNFed. But I do enjoy the #holiday mail I get in December!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💌💌💌 5mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 5mo
Ruthiella @vkois88 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
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The movie version is maybe more a #fairytaleofNY than the novella. I love both actually. The book is more gritty and there‘s no romance between Paul and Holly, just friendship.

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TrishB Good pick 👍🏻 5mo
CarolynM Excellent choice. I agree, the story and the film are both enjoyable on their own terms. 5mo
Cinfhen Definitely need to read!!! 5mo
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Ruthiella @TrishB Thanks 😀 5mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM Thanks! The movie is so iconic, its interesting to read the source material ! (edited) 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen It‘s so short too! Won‘t take you any time at all. 5mo
Cinfhen I know!!! Just got to find it xx 5mo
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This is what I thought of for #cupofcheer. I mean what was Burl Ives singing about if not laundry 🧺?

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lol I love this one!!! 5mo
vkois88 😂😂😂 5mo
GripLitGrl 😂🤣😂 5mo
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This is what I first thought of for the prompt #sellmeacoat though the coat in question is actually a gift. the coat is a pretty important plot point to the story in any case. I saw this musical a few years ago and thought it was fun. I can see also why would be or has been heartthrobs like Donnie Osmond were drawn to the title role.
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Cinfhen It was honestly my first thought as well!!! But Donny Osmond, “heartthrob” 🙄😂😂😂😂 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I thought Donnie was wonderful when I was 9 years old 😀 5mo
Cinfhen Ok, maybe... but I liked my guys a bit more rough & mysterious...like Lief Garrett 😂😂😂 5mo
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Cathythoughts Good choice 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Thanks 😊 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Leif was a bad boy alright! 😍 5mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻💕😂 5mo
CarolynM @Cinfhen I thought Leif Garrett was just gorgeous - those huge green eyes! Fortunately my taste improved with age😂 5mo
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 5mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I‘ve not read this but isn‘t Ove supposed to be a sort of #bahhumbug kinda grump? I know so many readers love Backman but his books don‘t really call out my name.
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Sills You'll discover he is really a very endearing character❤️ 5mo
Flaneurette Your border is kind of apropos bc I thought this book had lifetime movie schmaltz all over it. I know, #unpopularopinion 😬! (edited) 5mo
Ruthiella @Sills I think I have to try at least one of Backman‘s titles to see what he‘s about!😀 5mo
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Ruthiella @Flaneurette The schmaltz factor is exactly my fear! My tolerance level might be lower than other readers!😀 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent choice 💙💙 5mo
thebluestocking I liked but didn‘t love this one, partly due to the (relatively minor, to me) schmaltz factor, but I loved Beartown. 5mo
thebluestocking I liked but didn‘t love this one, partly due to the (relatively minor, to me) schmaltz factor, but I loved Beartown. 5mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking Thanks Jessica! I‘ll take that under advisement!😀 5mo
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Fire and Ice | J. A. Jance
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I read the first couple books in the Joanna Brady mystery series by JA Jance. I‘ve since fallen out of the habit/inclination to read crime fiction so I‘ll probably never read #fireandice which is no 14 but for readers who love mystery, Jance is a very popular author and probably worth checking out.😀

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Cinfhen Funny how our reading tastes grow and change 5mo
TrishB Not heard of this one. @Cinfhen so true! 5mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen @TrishB Yes we do grow as readers! 😀 5mo
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Of this pile of #greenbooks, I‘ve only read three. Certainly the lime green of the tagged book drew me to it. But it was the characters who made me read on in the series. It‘s the first in the series featuring that precocious girl detective Flavia de Luce.😀

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batsy Such pretty spines 💚 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 💚💚 5mo
RaimeyGallant What a beautiful stack. :) 5mo
Ruthiella @RaimeyGallant Thanks 😊 5mo
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