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SALeahey

SALeahey

Joined June 2016

I love all things literary, cozy and Disney!! So happy to have found this lovely community 😊
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Hi Littens! I need some help, please. I‘ve been trying to get my 8 y/o niece to read some of my fave books from when I was her age. She is very reluctant to step up to chapter books. I‘ve tried every genre, classics, new titles, even graphic novels. She just still loves her picture books. So, I‘m looking for recommendations for picture books, that have a little more to them and could be a good stepping stone to get her to chapter books.

vkois88 Have you tried the new Babysitters Club graphic novels? They're pretty cute... and maybe if you read them WITH her? 6mo
SALeahey @vkois88 oh, I‘ve definitely tried reading to her, her reading to me or alternating chapters or pages. I‘ve even bought two copies of a couple books so she can follow along. I‘ll try the Babysitter Club graphic novels. Hopefully our library has them 🤞. Thanks for the advice! 6mo
vkois88 No problem! I just really remember liking them and the Little Sister BSC books when I was little 6mo
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Centique My kids step ups from picture books were early reader books (from the school or public library, they only have a little more text than picture books) After that they moved to the kind of chapter books that still have imagery in most pages and spread out text - Geronimo Stilton, The 13 Storey Treehouse, most David Williams books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rainbow Fairies etc. I‘ve also been recommended Flat Stanley. 6mo
Centique I‘d recommend chatting to your local librarian and also figuring out if she likes humorous stories, animal stories, adventure stories, magic, friends and clubs etc. My kids started out being real addicts to just one type of theme I guess - and got more adventurous as reading chapter books became second nature. 6mo
Macker11 KAte DiCamillo has that Mercy Watson series that are SOOO cute!!! I own them all. They are a picture book that contains chapters but a very easy read. But might help her realize “chapters” aren‘t too scary ! 6mo
Macker11 They are $3 on amazon which is nice (; 6mo
Craftylikefox There are a bunch of chapter books like the baby sitters club and the graveyard book by Neil Gaiman that have been turned into graphic novels. That might be a nice in between Also Smile is a great graphic novel that might be a good (edited) 6mo
Amie Princess in Black series are short easy chapter books with lots of pictures and are super fun 6mo
kezzlou85 Early or easy reader books might help. They have more words than a picture book but not too many. My daughter loved the horrid Henry books and diary of a wimpy kid. 6mo
BookNAround We love the Mr. Putter and Tabby books. 3mo
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Happy Sunday everyone!! I‘m looking for some excellent true crime books! I read Bad Blood and I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark last year and loved them both.

So, what else should I look into? Thanks so much!

ravenlee I think @kaye reads a lot of true crime, do I have the right Litten? Any recommendations? 12mo
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Kaye Thanks for the tag @ravenlee Yep I read tons of true crime. A few will be listed below for a start . Holler if you need more. 12mo
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Kaye That‘ll be a start. I tried thinking up some of the less well known but some of my favorites. 👍🏼 12mo
SALeahey @kaye thank you so so much!! I really appreciate all of these amazing recommendations and you taking the time to tag them!! 12mo
Kaye No problem. 😊. I‘ve been reading true crime since 1980. Holler if you need more ideas. These were all very good. Enjoy. 12mo
Monica5 Any Ann Rule books are good 12mo
RainyDayReading I second Devil in the White City and add The Midnight Assassin. If I think of any more I really liked I‘ll come back and add them. 12mo
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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Loving this Disney reference in Neal Shusterman‘s Thunderhead. I see you, Mr. Shusterman.

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It‘s been a rough year, with so much time on my hands and by myself due to chronic illness/pain. The one thing I have to show for it is that for the first time ever, I have read 100 books in a year. I am so grateful to these stories for being there when I needed to escape more than ever. Oh how I love reading!

Eggbeater I'm not able to work due to a painful illness, reading gets me through it, too. I hope things get more manageable for you.💕 14mo
BookwormM Good news about the reading bad news about the illness. I have ankylosing spondylitis so I understand chronic illness. Hugs 🤗 for you. 14mo
tracey38 It has been a rough year for many ofnus. Here's to a wonderful and happy 2019! 14mo
Suet624 Congratulations!! That‘s a wonderful accomplishment. 14mo
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The Hours: A Novel | Michael Cunningham
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All of the nonfiction that I've read this month appears to have put me in a little bit of a slump. I'm picking up my favorite book of all time to hopefully turn things around. 🤞

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This should be required reading for all humans. Definitely 5 ⭐️

KathyWheeler I agree. I‘m really glad it‘s my university‘s Common Read this year. I my husband and I will be attending a lecture by him this month. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I need to get on this one but I fear my heart will be irreparably broken. 1y
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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I just found out that Lonesome Dove is the third book in a five book series. Can it be read as a stand alone or must I read the other books??

Thank you kindly! 🐴

BookishTrish It stands alone well 1y
SALeahey @BookishTrish Thanks so much :) 1y
Amie Lonesome Dove was the first published, so it stands alone just fine. The series wasn't published in the chronological order of the story. 1y
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This book has been on my radar for many months. I have saved it to read until this weekend when we will go on our annual trip to the mountains in Virginia. This is the cabin where we will be staying. I can't wait to read this book in what I'm hoping will be the perfect setting.

JennyM You are brave! 1y
TheBookStacker This picture is what I imagined the cabin from the book to look like! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Cool idea!! I have this in my TBR too - excited to hear what you think of it. 1y
tracey38 Have a great time. Love the cabin! 1y
Suet624 Beautiful! 1y
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Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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I splurged and stocked up on horror novels to read all month. First up is my first time ever reading Rosemary's Baby. Bring on the creepies!!

GingerAntics This is a book? I may have to check this out. 1y
Texreader @GingerAntics It‘s a really good scary book. I read all his books back in my horror-stage in my 20s. 1y
mydearwatson This book is great! You might want to skip the sequel, though... 1y
GingerAntics @Texreader it‘s officially been added to my TBR and my “want to read” list. I‘ll try anything once. This may not be the book I read to wined down at night, though. lol 1y
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Gosh, I love Stephen King, especially this time of year.

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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I am absolutely loving this book and loving staying in bed late this morning to read it :)

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Small book haul from a short shopping trip to Books A Million and Costco in the ridiculous heat. I think tolerating the inferno was a good trade for several new books!

Pogue The tagged book is a fun read! 2y
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"For there is a very strange peace in giving over your judgment to someone else, to saying to them, ' You lead and I will trust entirely that you will not lead me to death or harm.'"

In a way I have been doing this so much with my husband since I haven't been well, and it is so calming at the times when I need it the most.

minkyb ❣️ 2y
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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I guess I'm doing this 😳

Bklover Wow! Good luck! 2y
LoverofLit So good! Team Kaladin for life! 2y
hwestfall It's my favorite, enjoy! 2y
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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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This is a reread after watching a few episodes of the new show on Starz based on this novel. I really enjoy the show and have a new appreciation for the book because of it.

mrozzz Glad to see this! I want to give the show a try. 2y
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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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My favorite book of the year so far. Beautiful writing and characters, thought provoking, compelling and intensely relevant. 5⭐️.

melsimpson I'll have to try this one again... 2y
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@Emiller I don't have any pets of my own, but this sweetie is named Chip, he is my brother's and I love him like my own and always look forward to him coming to stay when my brother is away. He is a great cuddler and a perfect reading companion! I hope the pictures cheered you up a bit today. I can't imagine going through what you are and am so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to you :)

Emiller Chip is so cute!! That squishy face! 🐶❤️ 2y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Absolutely beautiful story based on the true experiences of the women of Ravensbruck, the only all women's concentration camp. 5⭐️

Jemgirl2014 I may have to read that. The camp plays an integral part in "The Broken Girls" and I found it very interesting. 2y
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Boy's Life | Robert McCammon
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Has anyone else read this book and been completely caught off guard by a particular scene with Cory's dog? I'm now crying on my couch on a Sunday afternoon 😔

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Hi everyone! I just wanted to give a little information about myself and my status these days :)
I absolutely ❤️ Litsy and seeing everyone's reading life and real life as well! I'm going through some scary and unknown health concerns currently and reading and Litsy are two things helping me through. I'm sorry if I'm not super responsive a lot of the time, but know that your posts and thoughts help me escape from the reality of my pain everyday!

Librarybelle Sending positive thoughts your way! 2y
mklong So sorry to hear that you are going through such a rough time. Sending you love and good wishes! 2y
DGRachel {{hugs}} 2y
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knittedgnome Sending you loads of good days and positive energy 2y
Kalalalatja Sorry to hear you are going through a hard time! 2y
GarthRanzz Take care of yourself! I hope things get better soon. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending lots of love your way!! ❤️❤️ 2y
Scurvygirl Lots of love! We understand.💚💚💚 2y
Airforcesister Sending my love. I have my own health problems as well so I know how hard it can be to get out of bed every morning. Stay strong. 2y
ReadingSusan Sending lots of love 💕 2y
RedLeaves Amazing how reading can help us through the hardest times. Sending love 🖤 2y
wanderinglynn 💛 sending {hugs} & positive energy to you. 💛 2y
Alfoster Virtual hugs🐥❤️❤️❤️! 2y
TrishB Sending positive thoughts ❤️ 2y
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megt Sending good vibes your way! 2y
BookwormM Sorry to hear about your health issues hope you feel better soon 2y
bookishbunny {{hugs}} Sending positive thoughts. 2y
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CarolynM 🌷🌷❤️❤️ 2y
Karkar Take care of you...we will be here when you get time 😊 2y
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CoffeeK8 Take care and good luck with everything! 2y
Jess Thinking of you today. Many hugs. 2y
cobwebmoth *hugs* 2y
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Leigh_Medeiros No one deserves pain. Sending healing thoughts! ✨ 2y
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MamaOfTrilinguists I wish that all is - or will be - well again! 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Hi all! If you are interested, be sure to join in for the #litsybuddyread of Beartown. I'm so excited to get started on this one and to enjoy some thoughtful discussions!

wanderlustforwords Ooooo! I may join! 2y
wanderlustforwords How are the discussions? 2y
Magpiegem I‘ve been waiting to read this one! I‘m in!! Can someone just remind me what it‘s called in England? 2y
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I was in New Orleans for the first time this past November. I absolutely fell in love with the city, the culture and all of the lore surrounding it. I just started this one and can't wait to learn more about what is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the US.

Chrissyreadit I agree - New Orleans is one of my favorite places to visit. 2y
cariashley I went last year for the first time too, and totally agree, it‘s a wonderful place! 2y
Crowcrumbs @Quasifesto is there right now! 2y
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Quasifesto Yeah, I‘m here in NoLa right now! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I went two years ago and I love it too! So much history. Love the vibe. ❤️❤️ 2y
TheBookStacker I just recently moved from New Orleans and i miss it every day 2y
littlebeesreads I used to live there. I miss it. I love the old feel and history 2y
tapgurl Me too! Can't wait to go back! 2y
amb I've been a few times, but not in years USA really interesting and cool place 2y
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I was hoping for a thrilling thriller, what I got from the first part (80 pages) was a boring bore. On to the next!!

mommamatch I read a lot of Dean Koontz in high school. Haven‘t picked him up since... 2y
SALeahey @mommamatch I have only ever read Odd Thomas before this. I loved that. It was a quick, interesting read. Based on mixed reviews, maybe this was not the best choice for my next Koontz. 😕 2y
mommamatch Ageing myself, but all my Koontz reads are pre-Odd Thomas. I can‘t think of any titles but eventually they all had the same plot and I knew how they‘d end 2y
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Lisaw13 I loved the Odd Thomas series! But, yea, I bailed on this one too. 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Want something NOT so boring?!? If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
SALeahey @KateFulfordAuthor Sounds fantastic! I've added to all of my wishlists and will pick up as soon as I have some extra cash squirreled away in my book buying fund. It's depleted at the moment, but I can't wait to get my hands on your novel! (edited) 2y
KateFulfordAuthor That‘s great to hear Sarah - hope you enjoy it & stay in touch 2y
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Words can not describe how much I love this book and it's ultra complex titular character. This book broke my heart and made it sing at the same time. 5⭐️

Stephjones01 Listening to it on Audible at the moment and absolutely loving it 👍🏼👍🏼 2y
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I have heard so many great things about this book, including that it is a very heartrending story, which is right up my alley!! I can't wait to dive in!

BookishMe Hope you enjoy this as much as I did... And thanks for the follow! :D 2y
Rachel.Rencher I loved this one! Definitely not a beach read like I expected, but it was a good surprise 😊 2y
Richryan52 @SALeahey Welcome to@Litsy 2y
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DivineDiana Welcome to Litsy! I want to read this!!! 2y
mabell Welcome! 🎉 2y
kamoorephoto Welcome, Sarah!! 💖💖💖💖 2y
kez_dispencer Looks like a good read! 2y
mcipher Welcome to Litsy! I loved this book - so much fun and a sweet romance to boot. 👍 2y
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ArteMitch Happy reading! 📚💕 I really want to read this one, too. 2y
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy community!!! 2y
TsahaiMakeda This book is one of those can‘t-put-it-down reads!!! Enjoy it!!!💖📚🤓 2y
KarynGood I can‘t wait to read it! It‘s our March book club pick! 2y
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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First post and currently reading. So exited to get deeper into this series!!

EliNeedsMoreShelves Welcome! 🎉🎉 2y
Carolyn11215 Welcome! Glad you are here!! 2y
SALeahey Thank you!! 2y
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MandaMT I just heard about this book. Sounds great! 2y
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SALeahey Thanks everyone! I'm so excited to be here!! 2y
Velvetsun Welcome to the Litsy family. 😁 2y
VickytoriaLou Ooh I love this author!!! I didn't know about this series... I shall be looking into getting them on payday!! Thanks for the follow! 🤓📖(where's the worm emoji when you need one!?) 2y
vkois88 Welcome to Litsy!! We are excited to have you. The community is awesome... Super friendly and supportive ❤ 2y
IheartYA Hi and welcome! This is my favorite series! It consumed me and I grieved when it ended. ❤❤❤ 2y
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PathfinderNicole Welcome to Litsy! I adored The Raven Cycle, easily one of my favorite series! 2y
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cathysaid Welcome! Check out @RaimeyGallant 's profile for a link to helpful Litsy tips. Also, try looking at the #whotofollow hashtag! Finally, check out @LitsyHappenings for all that is going on here. (edited) 2y
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bluetheatregirl I have heard such great things about this series! I have really got to read it. 2y
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