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Soubhiville

Soubhiville

Joined May 2016

Books, pets, and tea, my favorite things. My top genres are literary and historical fiction and big fat fantasies. 😊📚
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Fun Is On Its Way | Martin Humphries
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Hey @Avanders ! This #SummerSantaGoesPostal box is on the way to you! Be on the lookout.

#SummerSolsticeBookExchange

cobwebmoth I love the wrapping paper!🦄 3h
LibrarianRyan Love that paper. 2h
Avanders Oooooh 🤭🤭😍😍 Yay can‘t wait!! 🦄 1h
BookwormAHN Great wrapping paper 🦄 1h
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Pickpick

This book is tough to read; about a life of the deepest poverty. It‘s bleak, but a worthwhile read.

#LitsyAtoZ LetterI for author

Tamra I see it‘s a Kindle deal today - think I‘ll download it. 2h
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Another book that‘s been in my kindle for ages! I‘m reading it finally for #LittenLoveBingo #LLB19 : From @BookishMarginalia ‘s TBR stack 😊

Also for #LitsyAtoZ, #LetterN for author.

#queerbooks #diversebooks

AmyG Very good book. 7h
4thhouseontheleft This is a great book. 6h
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So happy to be home in Austin with my favorite girl! It‘s already hot outside but the wind is nice. 2.13 miles this morning. #LitsyWalkers

Dog lovers out there, have you read Gobi yet? It‘s really well written and the little dog is precious! And extremely determined. The audiobook is good too.

#dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy #sietje

TrishB Awww ❤️🐶 1d
mrozzz So cute!! 1d
Hooked_on_books Your dog is so cute. 🙂 I think not all of my emails are being delivered. Did you get the one with my address? 23h
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DGRachel What a cutie! ❤️🐶❤️ 23h
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books yes I did! You should have a postcard in a few days 😊. She is pretty cute, I think I‘ll keep her 😆🐶 22h
AmyG What a cute picture! And thank you for the CO post card. I was working the gift shop and thinking of you and your CO visit...then came home to your card. 😘 21h
Soubhiville @AmyG you‘re welcome 😉. It was a nice trip. Great family time. 21h
AmyG I‘m so glad. I hope you didn‘t get any snow where you were. Weather has been crazy in the mountains...it‘s snowing now. 21h
Rissreads Gorgeous picture! 💙 19h
Soubhiville @AmyG no snow, but chilly rain off and on. I think the mountains all the way around us were getting it though! My flight was ok to Phoenix, but everyone else was flying through Denver and had lots of delays. 18h
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Bookmail! My latest ARC from #LibraryThingEarlyReviewers. It sounds like some excellent #dystopia. I‘ll definitely be reading it in the next couple weeks. Release date is in Sept 2019. This is a #debut too 😊

Thank you @LibraryThing and @WilliamMorrowBooks for the free review copy!

AmyG Do you read and review on Library Thing? 1d
Soubhiville @AmyG yes, but it‘s the only thing I use LibraryThing for... I actually don‘t care much for the way the rest of the site works. I prefer Goodreads and Litsy. 1d
Soubhiville I only review my Early Reviewers books there is what I mean @AmyG 1d
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AmyG Thanks. I was curious how that worked. I, too, prefer Goodreads and Litsy. 1d
Geeklet Let us know how it is! I‘m always up for a post-apocalyptic book. 1d
Soubhiville @Geeklet you bet! 1d
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Festival | H P Lovecraft
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Oh, exciting piece of mail in my mailbox today! I love this Fest! It‘s not til October though.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Woot woot! We have one here too! In Aug/Sept! Been going for almost every year! Already excited about this year! ☺️❤️ 2d
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Airport reading. It was a wonderful trip, but I‘m looking forward to getting home.

4thhouseontheleft Safe travels! 2d
RadicalReader Airports one of the best places to read 2d
TheSpineView Travel safe! 2d
SW-T Safe travels to you 😊 2d
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One Word Kill | Mark Lawrence
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This was fun! I like kid adventures with an 80‘s setting. The time travel could have been offsetting, but it worked for me here. I liked the characters. A fun, quick read.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Is this part of a series, Soubhi? 3d
Soubhiville @Jee_HookedOnBookz I didn‘t know it when I got it, but yes apparently it is. It‘s not a cliffhanger though. I might read the others, I did like this one! 3d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh! If it's not a cliffhanger I'm gonna read it! Thank you! 3d
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One thing traveling is great for is getting me to read things that have been languishing in my kindle forever! I‘m headed home tomorrow, but starting this tonight.

cathysaid This is so good! 3d
Jee_HookedOnBookz How was your nephew's graduation? Hope you enjoyed yourself in Colorado! 3d
Soubhiville @Jee_HookedOnBookz My nephew‘s graduation was outdoors and it was cold and drizzling! But the ceremony was wonderful. I‘m so proud of him! He and my sis lived with me until he was 2, so it was especially poignant. 😢😁❤️ 3d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Awwwww ❤️❤️ and congratulations to him and kudos to you for being such a wonderful, caring and loving aunt! ❤️ ❤️ 3d
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One Word Kill | Mark Lawrence
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A little reading and tea before cooking and decorating for the second grad party in two days. Full disclosure- I‘ve never watched Dr Who, this is my nephew‘s mug.

I‘m enjoying this kindle first book! It was blurbed as Stranger Things meets Ready Player One... it hasn‘t been that exciting yet, but I am enjoying it. The kids in it are great!

rabbitprincess Your nephew has excellent taste in mugs 😊 5d
sammisho Doctor Who is awesome! You should give it a shot! 5d
BethM Your nephew has great taste! 5d
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I started this a couple days ago and I‘m loving it on audio! I listened to part of it on the plane here yesterday.

I‘m in Colorado visiting my family for a week. This is my sister‘s monster Frog. 💖🐶

squirrelbrain So cute! ❤️ 1w
kspenmoll Adorable! 1w
AmyG Enjoy CO! And...cute little frog. 1w
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bookandbedandtea Frog's a cutie! And welcome to Colorado! 1w
mom2bugnbee What a perfect name! 1w
BookwormAHN So cute 😻 1w
SW-T Enjoy Colorado! Frog looks like a sweetie 😊 7d
SoniaC I love This book so much. I follow them on Instagram. Love that little dog. Your sisters dog is pretty darn priceless too. What a cutie. 7d
Hooked_on_books What a great pic! Where in Colorado are you? My formative years were spent in Colorado Springs. 4d
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I‘m in Delta on the Western Slope. Not far from Grand Junction. It‘s beautiful but cold right now! 4d
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville I‘m not surprised. When I lived in CO it snowed once in June. You‘re in a great area, so beautiful. If you haven‘t been to Black Canyon, it‘s worth your time. When I was a kid we saw a pair of golden eagles there. 4d
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books yes, the Black Canyon is amazing! We saw an eagle when we were walking at the park near the river. We‘ve seen lots of birds I hadn‘t seen before, including a Western Tanager. Yesterday we hiked in Escalante Canyon, where there are petroglyphs! (edited) 3d
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville Oh wow. That sounds amazing. I‘m glad you‘re having a good time! 3d
Yenya1954 It has been so nice having you here in Colorado visiting! Lots of family time and always a bit of time to read. ❤ 3d
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The Swap | Fiona Mitchell
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Just in case someone‘s been waiting for me to post this: #summersantagoespostal @nelehelen
1- fruit, nuts, dark chocolate
2- bookmarks
3- GoT, Black Mirror
4- The Goonies!, Almost Famous, Labyrinth
5- purple
6- tea, hot or iced
7- waterfall swims with friends
8- @Hooked_on_books @Mitch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hi ladies! 👋

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👋🏻 thank you for accepting my friend request ❤️❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks GOT!! I can‘t wait and then again I don‘t want it to end!!! 1w
Soubhiville @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you bet! It‘s fun to start seeing some Litsy friends on FB! And I‘m dreading the end of GoT! Last episode was so hard to watch! I‘ll be out of town on Sunday so probably won‘t see it until Wed. Or Thurs. I hope I can avoid spoilers! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville oh no!!! Avoid Facebook!! Be safe on your trip!! 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh man, if I‘d known about the Goonies, I would have grabbed you some merch while I still lived in Oregon. I was only about 15 miles from Astoria. I love that movie, too. 1w
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The next #LitsyATXReadersSociety meeting is in a week and a half! Have you started your book for this month‘s theme yet? Feminism/ Women‘s History. I‘m reading mine now!

Please let me know if you‘re going to make it! I think I only have RSVPs for Lesley, Jamie, and Alyson so far. (Is Tani coming Alyson?)

See your email Or Slack please.

Anyone is welcome! Just let me know if you‘re interested.

Soubhiville @k.reads @Lauren.Archer (edited) 1w
hermyknee Well that sounds fun! Maybe I should hop in the car and drive a couple hours down to Austin for a fun weekend! 😁 1w
Soubhiville @hermyknee yes!!! It‘s going to be the third Saturday of every month. Definitely come sometime! This month we‘re meeting a week later, the 25th. If you‘d like more info drop me an email: magicbelly@Gmail.com. It‘d be great to meet you! 1w
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Soubhiville Swap optional- I‘m bringing some books! Lol, I‘ll probably always have some to bring 😊📚 1w
Kaye Have fun. Take pictures 📸 1w
Mitch Can I attend I spirit! 🤣Have fun 😘 1w
Lauren.Archer I am going away on vacation for the next couple of weeks, so will be unable to attend. Also in June is when I have my tickets to see Hamilton. Hopefully I can start in July. 1w
Eyelit @shrewandsnail @marixa if you‘ve got the time/inclination this is a fun book club. We‘d love to see you 😃 1w
Soubhiville @Kaye oh yes, there will be pictures! 1w
Soubhiville @Mitch your spirit is always welcome! We can schedule a gathering while you‘re here if it‘s not our regular weekend! 1w
Soubhiville @Lauren.Archer I‘m seeing Hamilton in June too! Hopefully we‘ll see you in July 😊 1w
Mitch @Soubhiville oh - i‘d love that💕 1w
alysonwrites @soubhiville I‘m definitely going to be there! Not sure yet about Tane but I will check with her. 1w
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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I finished this sweet #kidlit book this morning. Igor supervised. I liked Ivan‘s artistic nature, and his little friend Bob, the tiny dog who was determined not to be domesticated. 🦍🐕🐘
#CatsOfLitsy #WithAnimals

alysonwrites Too cute! Igor is picture perfect. 😸 1w
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Be bold with bananas | Banana Control Board
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I can‘t remember who posted the #AllTheBooks Banana Pants T-shirt , but I got my tank! I love it! From Tee Fury I believe, and they‘ve got it in lots of t and tank styles and colors. Yay #BananaPants 🍌👖!

(Pretty sure this was created by the All The Books podcast folks)

Soubhiville (Taken during today‘s #LitsyWalk) 2w
Lynnsoprano I love this, especially since we have bananas on our banana tree right now b 2w
Melissa_J I‘m pretty sure it was @britt_brooke who posted about the shirt. She has lots of cool tops. 2w
stacybmartin Love it! 💙 2w
britt_brooke @Melissa_J You have a good memory, and thank you! 💚 LOVE it @Soubhiville !! 2w
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Here‘s my #LittenLoveBingo choice for “inspired by #PetsOfLitsy”. It‘s also a #BlameItOnLitsy purchase, since I‘ve seen so many posts with people loving it here! I picked it up at a library booksale sometime last year. Sietje supports reading about animals 🐕🦍🐘
#LLB19

Erofan Great book! 👍 Cutie puppy! ❤🐶 2w
OriginalCyn620 Cute pup! 🐶❤️ 2w
Melwilk I love that book! 2w
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BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💜💜💜 2w
bookandbedandtea I just started reading this last night! Cute doggie you have. 😊 2w
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It‘s a quiet Sunday morning, and Froedrick is overseeing my reading.

This letter to a daughter is about how difficult it is to discuss racism and sexism and the scary things happening because of those fears in America and even Canada.

I don‘t have kids, but I find it hard to discuss these things and put the awful feelings into words with other adults. I‘m not sure how parents manage.

#PetsOfLitsy #YayLibraryBooks!

Tamra It‘s a fine line that is difficult to walk and it depends on the situation/subject. I don‘t want my kids growing up paranoid & cynical, but they can‘t be blind either. 😐 2w
Bette 🐱❤️ 2w
LauraJ Fried rickshaw! Er, Froedrick! 2w
Soubhiville 😂🤣 @lauraj aren‘t smartphones supposed to learn the words you use often? Lol. 1w
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This is my favorite nonfiction I‘ve read in a while! I picked it up at a library sale because the cover and title called to me, but I wasn‘t sure I‘d enjoy it. Of course it‘s about the Arawana, the beautiful and sought after fish for aquarium enthusiasts worldwide. But there is also a ton of info about wildlife and environmental conservation, as well as the political challenges of traveling to Indonesian and Asian countries.

No #LitsyWalkers ⬇️

Emilymdxn Sounds fascinating! 2w
Soubhiville No Litsy Walkers Photo today- it started raining shortly after we left the house. Luckily I wore my raincoat, so we toughed it out for 2.15 miles anyways ☔️🐕. (edited) 2w
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Kaye Good for you ! I‘ve taken walks in the rain too. When you live here, you sorta have to ignore the weather and walk no matter what. ☔️ 🌞 🥶 🥵 2w
Cinfhen I read ( well, listened to this )recently! So good!!! Crazy story and super informative. Have you read this one. It‘s similar and also compelling/ entertaining 2w
ReadingRover My brother is obsessed with these fish. He used to have two. One of them was more than 18 inches long. He even has a tattoo of one on his chest. I have to get him this book! 2w
Soubhiville @cinfhen I haven't read The Feather Thief yet, but it's on my TBR and I thought it sounded really interesting too. It also has an amazing cover! 2w
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Walkers | Graham Masterton
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It‘s an unseasonably cool day here in Austin- it was only 55 this morning as we had our walk! Sietje is checking out all the smells as I enjoy being comfy in a sweatshirt and watching the purple martins catch bugs. #LitsyWalkers

Kaye Looks like you had a nice day for walking. That‘s better than snow and better than the super hot weather. Just right ! 2w
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I had to renew my library card today, so of course I checked out some books while I was there! #LibraryHaul

I also went to my mailbox for the first time in almost a week and found some #LitsyLove from @Rissreads and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💕 Thank you ladies!

Then I did some shopping for my #SummerSolsticeBookExchange! I love shopping for swaps!!!

Eyelit I just checked out the future is feminist the other day! 😃 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! I love the elephant 🐘 card!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Soubhiville @Eyelit haha! Is this your #LitsyATXReadersSociety book? I was just looking at the New In shelf and it jumped out at me 😊 2w
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Eyelit Probably not - I‘ve got a whole stack of contenders on my mount tbr shelf... and I‘m halfway through one right now 😄 like you, I saw it on the new shelf and I couldn‘t resist 2w
Rissreads Your welcome! Both those books look great! 👍💚 2w
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Kate is a veterinarian in an animal shelter, her son Jasper is an eleven year old with Cystic Fibrosis. Jasper falls hard for an old beat up stray dog with a mysterious past, and Kate has to decide whether their family can handle the addition of a dog with the turmoil of being a single parent with a very sickly child.
This was a quick, enjoyable if somewhat predictable read. I received a copy from the publisher through LibraryThing‘s ERP.

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Mehso-so

I listened to this audio as a #BlameLitsy choice. Honestly I felt it was over hyped. It was ok, but not great for me.

I would do a lot for my family, but draw the line at cleaning up murder victims. No thanks.

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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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I‘ve got tons of cards to catch up on now that the cold I‘ve been fighting is finally receding. Thanks for the greetings!

Mimi28 Glad you got it!! Glad you feel a little better! I hope you get much better!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Stacypatrice 💌🌸💚 3w
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This was my third day sick with a cold, and my coworkers decided to take on extra themselves so I could stay home and rest. I spent the time I was awake finishing this book.

I love Fredrik Backman. His characters feel like my neighbors and friends. I adore Elsa, Wolfheart, and The Wurse.

This was exactly the kind of book I needed right now.
(And I think I‘m starting to feel better 🙂🤒)

LauraJ Rest up, buttercup! 3w
AmyG Feel better. 3w
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 3w
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LiteraryinLititz Feel better! I really liked this book and could picture it being a good sick day read. 3w
Kaye ♥️ 3w
Hooked_on_books Oh man, I hope you‘re feeling better! I‘ve read 3 of his books and enjoyed them all, though I haven‘t gotten to this one just yet. 3w
Eyelit hope you are feeling better! 2w
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Thank you Amy for your card and this book! What a nice surprise! I added it to my TBR after a recommendation from a B&N employee at the Lisa See bookclub meeting. 😊. It sounds like a fun read to me, I‘m looking forward to it!

AmyG Enjoy! I was so happy to pass this on to you. 3w
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Velvet Vol. 1 | Ed Brubaker
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My April favorites were The Island of Sea Women and The Republic if Thieves. Dopesick was also excellent.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reading! 📖💖 3w
TrishB Great picks 👍🏻 3w
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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My #bookhaul from #ATXBookstoreCrawl! 6 stores, 7 books. ❤️📚

wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍🏻 I love Robin Hobb. 👍🏻👍🏻 4w
toofondofbooks Robin Hobb ❤️ 4w
hermyknee Oh so cool! 4w
Hooked_on_books Wow! Sounds like an awesome day. 4w
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My most fun selfie from the ATX Bookstore Crawl today! I hit 6 stores to get scavenger hunt selfies for 2 entries into the prize pool. Fingers crossed! This was at Austin Books and Comics. What a fun day! I may post more photos later.
#ATXBookstoreCrawl #checkoutthoseabs

TheReadingMermaid ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4w
GondorGirl I love your hair! 😍 4w
Lindy 🐸😁 4w
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cobwebmoth Your hair is amazing! 4w
Hollie 🌈 4w
kspenmoll Live the hair! 4w
Fridameetslucy Manic panic? 6d
Soubhiville @Fridameetslucy no, it‘s professional color, joico brand. 😊 6d
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Orpheus | Charles Mikolaycak
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I found this at the library shelved in the wrong place, and immediately fell in love with the illustrations. They‘re so beautiful!
Orpheus is a terribly sad story of love lost, a true Greek tragedy.
I‘m hoping this author and illustrator have more treasures out there!

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An Owl on Every Post | Sanora Babb
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#LitsyWalkers.
I spotted this little guy peeking out of his house on my walk today. Isn‘t he cool? I‘m not sure why he‘s awake, maybe Sietje and I were being too noisy 😁🦉.

TheReadingMermaid OMG 😍😍😍 1mo
CoffeeNBooks That's so neat! 🦉 1mo
Crazeedi This is AWESOME!!!!❤❤❤ 1mo
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BlameJennyJane Love! ❤️ 1mo
JoScho So cool!!! 1mo
mom2bugnbee WOW! 1mo
Bookartbookmarks Wow!! Just peeking out to say hi!! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Awwww. 1mo
kspenmoll Amazing!!! 1mo
Gissy So pretty!🦉❤️ 1mo
alysonwrites What a magical sighting! I ❤️ owls. 1mo
Swe_Eva 😂 He does look like a grouchy old man telling the kids to keep the noise down! 4w
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My first impression of this book was that the four main characters, prostitutes in Antwerp, moved there from Nigeria, had all chosen that life of their own free will. Reading deeper into each woman‘s story, it became clear that was not the case for most of them.

Obviously sad, and full of triggers, I still enjoyed getting to know these four ladies.

Chosen for #LetterU #LitsyAtoZ

ShyBookOwl I haven't read this book but I'm not sure free will is much of a factor for a lot of women in such scenarios. It's really quite upsetting. 1mo
Soubhiville @ShyBookOwl I think you‘re right. It‘s very upsetting. 1mo
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The Unbinding of Mary Reade | Miriam McNamara
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Who wants a deal on a YA Queer Pirate Romance? My good friend‘s book is on sale today across ebook platforms! Go get it!

BookNAround Oooo. There‘s a boat on the cover! I do love boat/water covers. 1mo
Eggs Love that hair 😊 1mo
Soubhiville @Eggs yep, she‘s pretty adorable! 1mo
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Walkers | Graham Masterton
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#LitsyWalkers
We just had a short walk this afternoon, around the block. I love that this yard is all flowers instead of grass. The entire yard is full of these beauties! Sietje‘s smiling for the treat in my hand 😊🐶🚶🏼‍♀️

Ke633 I love Fire Wheels! They are one of my favorite wild flowers. 1mo
Kaye Aren‘t those pretty ? My husband used to say dogs don‘t smile, but I told him they do. I‘ve never had a dog but I‘ve seen lots of dogs smile. 1mo
Soubhiville @Ke633 I didn‘t know what they were! Thanks! Yes they‘re very pretty. 1mo
Ke633 They are also called Indian Blanket but I think Fire wheel sounds cooler! Haha 1mo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie
Is this what you intended these postcards for? Because this is pretty perfect! I might do this periodically 😊. #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great idea!! I love it, you‘re a genius! No, I was just playing around on vistaprint one night and made them! 🤣🤣 1mo
TheBookHippie Lol we shoulda saved those texts trying to figure that postcard thing 🤣🤣❤️🤣 1mo
LibrarianJen That‘s such a great idea! 1mo
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I just love coming across interesting new-to-Me words while I‘m reading. This is a good one!

I wasn‘t sure how this book would be, I chose it entirely because I needed a #LetterU for #LitsyAtoZ authors. I‘m really enjoying it!

It‘s the story of 4 African women who move to Europe to try to improve the financial standing for themselves and in some cases for their families.

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At #LitsyATXReadersSociety‘s first meeting, we all brought some books to trade! Here‘s what was up for grabs! Can everyone tag the book(s) they took in the comments? We had a pretty wide selection!

Soubhiville All of the leftovers were donated at the friends of the library store! 📚📚📚 1mo
jpmcwisemorgan I selected one because I‘m always on the lookout for books for the younger readers I know so that‘s 1mo
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jpmcwisemorgan And because you said kinky and I feel like there needs to be more #LitsyAfterDark reading 1mo
Felso I selected Anthem, haven‘t read any Ayn Rand yet. 😮 Always been on my radar. (edited) 1mo
Sg1224 I took home 🧐😎 1mo
alysonwrites And also this one because the jacket flap mentions “whiskey-swilling genies.” 😜😂 1mo
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You're All My Favorites | Sam McBratney
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For the first meeting of #LitsyATXReadersSociety, we all brought a book we love to talk about. Here are our recommendations! I‘ll tag them all in the comments.

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I introduce to you, Litsy ATX Reader‘s Society! Today was our first meeting, and we had so much fun!!! It was great to meet those I hadn‘t met before, and so wonderful to be in a room with others with the same book passion as I have! Thanks everyone for coming! I can‘t wait to see what everyone chooses for the May topic: Feminism/ Women‘s History/ Women‘s Issues.

BiblioLitten Great pic! 💕 1mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 great pic 1mo
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Soubhiville @erista @k.reads @Lauren.Archer @Bookzombie we missed you! Hope you will make it in May! 1mo
Soubhiville Taken at the Amazing Central Library in one of the 6th floor Shared Learning Rooms. 1mo
jpmcwisemorgan Y‘all. I look like I‘m drugged. #battyforbooks, indeed. 😮 (edited) 1mo
Felso It was great meeting everyone! Thanks @Soubhiville for organizing everything. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly YAY! Litsy meet-ups always make me so happy! 1mo
alysonwrites @jpmcwisemorgan 😂 And I guess I didn‘t have to do that weird halfway squat in the back row but oh well. #battyforbooks 1mo
alysonwrites This was sooo fun! Great to meet local Littens IRL, great first meeting, and I am excited to see what everyone picks for our first theme! 😄 1mo
LeahBergen This is wonderful!! 1mo
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You guys, I‘ve just started this on audio, and 15 minutes in its already heartbreaking. This is mind blowing. I really hate that corporate pharmaceutical companies and our government let us get here.

Booksnchill Great and important read- it doesn‘t get less devastating 😔 1mo
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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Here‘s some sweet #LitsyLove 💌. Thanks ladies! I especially love the squirrel card @Jee_HookedOnBookz !
Happy Saturday everyone 😊📚

Jee_HookedOnBookz So glad you like it! Picked it just for you! 😘☺️ 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz And happy Saturday to you too! 1mo
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Pickpick

This series is phenomenal! Why did I wait so long to read book 3? I guess maybe because I knew the next book wasn‘t released yet...

The craftiness and cunning of these characters floors me every time! The political intrigue is genius! Plus the stories are really fun, and I love that the Gentlemen Bastards have their own unnamed god of thieves.

I loved seeing Sabetha and Locke‘s backstory. So good! Such tension!

@Mitch have you read these?

julesG I haven't started this series yet. I want to wait until I can read them all in one go. 1mo
TsundokuAleax My brothers have been on me about reading these.😳 1mo
Soubhiville @julesG and @TsundokuAleax I‘m not sure if he‘s planning to stop at 4 books? But each one is a pretty complete story in itself... although I think it‘s always clear there‘s a sequel coming. They‘re so good! 1mo
Mitch I have these two on my shelf... bumping them up the reading order! 1mo
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I‘m so excited to hang out and talk books with you all tomorrow! Looks like there will be 11 of us for our first meeting 😊📚❤️. See you there!

Mitch That sound like so much fun. Have great afternoon 😘 1mo
wanderinglynn Have fun! 📚💜 1mo
Eyelit Looking forward to it! 1mo
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Soubhiville 💜 thanks @Mitch and @wanderinglynn ! Wish you both could be here! 1mo
Lauren.Archer @Soubhiville sorry I can‘t make it, had the week from hell and a business trip that was supposed to be three days turned into five due to weather. Need to catch up some other things that I now delayed. Hope you all have fun. 1mo
Soubhiville Ok @Lauren.Archer no worries! We‘ll look forward to seeing you in May! I‘ll be sending an email on Sunday with our chosen topics. Hope things settle down for you. 1mo
Felso I‘m so excited! I still don‘t know what book I‘m bringing tomorrow. 😰 1mo
Soubhiville @Felso I know! I‘ve got two sitting out, I‘ll probably decide at the very last minute which one to talk about. And I‘ve got 4 for the swap! 1mo
SW-T Have fun 😊 1mo
Felso Got your email, made copies for the group. 1mo
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m coming! I have a book for the swap because I‘m lazy and didn‘t want to carry an entire bag on the bus. Here‘s hoping I get off at the right stop. 1mo
Felso On the way. May be a little late, finding parking and all. 1mo
jpmcwisemorgan I will be very late because I need to eat. I thought I could make it but I can‘t and the cafe there is super duper slow. 1mo
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This is a quick read made up of vignettes of breakups. It‘s entertaining, I like the author‘s style of mixing Spanish and English. The characters are mostly immigrants or from immigrant families from the Dominican Republic.

Even though it‘s quick, it‘s not a fun or happy book. Here‘s a huge piece of advice to all the characters: if you cheat, it will probably end your relationship. I‘m not sure how these guys kept being surprised by that...

Soubhiville That‘s really not a spoiler, BTW, it‘s actually the main focus of the stories. Many are about one family, mostly one character, but some are about others in the neighborhood. 1mo
Soubhiville Oh, there‘s also a TON of crude language in here. 1mo
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My boys Froedrick And Igor with my evening read. This is a really fast read, and the mixed in Spanish is fun, even though I don‘t speak it, I‘m finding meanings pretty easy to guess.

AmyG They are so very cute. 1mo
Ingerella Oh my, those cats are beautiful! 1mo
Clwojick 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱😍😍😍😍🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 1mo
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ladym30 Those boys are adorable!❤️ 1mo
Melissa_J I‘m not a cat person generally (I‘m horribly allergic) but I love your cats 😊 1mo
TK421 I love these guys! 1mo
LauraJ Froedrick (fried ticket this time per autocorrect) and Igor!!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤 love you boys! 1mo
TheLibrarian So cute!! 😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen Adorable!😻 1mo
rretzler 😻 1mo
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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this one.
Three sisters and their mother and father live in an old secluded hotel, seemingly hiding from a dystopian world. But women sometimes arrive, looking for therapy to recover from the wrongs done to them by men.

I think the writing style kept me distant from the characters.

The kitten pictured has moved in under my porch. I‘m trying to find her owners before I try to find her a new home. She‘s sweet.

Clwojick Oh my gosh, such a sweet kitten. She looks like she wants love. 1mo
Texreader Adorable!! ❤️😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen Cutie! 1mo
LauraJ Aww, such unique coloring! Good luck! 1mo
charl08 Mixed feelings here too (but not about the kitten!) 1mo
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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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Just in case you haven‘t read this- you can get the first in MY FAVORITE SERIES for just $1.99 today- Ms Carey says it‘s available across all ebook platforms, not just Kindle.

SW-T It‘s funny. I tried reading this like 6 or 7 times. Didn‘t take. And just when I was going to gift it to someone else, I made one last try and got swept away. LOVED it and the rest of the series 🥰 Highly recommend it.🥇 Have you read (edited) 1mo
Eyelit Thanks for the heads up, I‘ll give it a go! 1mo
Soubhiville @SW-T yes I loved Starless! JC is a must buy author for me! 1mo
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SW-T 😊 Haven‘t read it yet but how was 1mo
Soubhiville @sw-t I liked it. I know it has mixed reviews, but I thought it was good. 1mo
SW-T Cool. I‘ll give it a try 😊 1mo
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I got your package today @Mitch ! Thank you for the bookmarks and pin, and the chocolate bunny! I feel like it‘s been years since I‘ve had a chocolate bunny, and it‘s silly how excited I am about it 🤣🐰.

I‘m glad you‘re retreat was restful and I‘m sure it was so much fun too! Happy Easter to you as well!
(Also, the title of this book makes me want to read it. Let‘s see if Austin Library has a copy!)

Soubhiville They do have a copy! Hold requested! Lol, yep, I‘m spending this Easter acting like a kid. 1mo
CouronneDhiver Ooo! Maltesars are great 😋 1mo
Mitch Glad the bunny made it in one piece! Enjoy the bunny themed read&snack! 😘 1mo
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The Last Magician | Lisa Maxwell
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I don‘t want to say too much, since this book is traveling to several more Littens before making its way back to @LibrarianRyan . I did enjoy the book enough to call it a pick, but it was close. I thought the second half was much stronger than the first.

As you can see Ryan, your book was the perfect test for my book hugger, and Froedrick And I both strongly approve! I like the soft feeling of it as I‘m holding the book.

#travelingbook

Soubhiville @NovelGirl82 I should be able to drop this at the post office for you by the end of the week, so I‘d expect you‘ll have it in your hands next week sometime 😊. 1mo
NovelGirl82 Awesome, I‘ll be on the lookout! 😊 1mo
rretzler 😻 1mo
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LauraJ Froedrick! (This time autocorrect decided on “fried rickety.”) 1mo
TheBee 💕 1mo
Crazeedi 😻😻 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh! I liked it and I rarely like TT. But I didn‘t love it. I have the sequel in galley form. But to be honest, I‘m not sure if I would have bought the sequel other wise. I did like all I learned about historic New York. 1mo
Soubhiville @NovelGirl82 the traveling book is on its way to you! It should arrive Monday. I have kept the receipt and tracking info if you should need it 😊. @LibrarianRyan it‘s traveling again. 👍 1mo
NovelGirl82 Great! Thanks for the heads up! 1mo
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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My mailbox has been full of happy this week 😁💌

@nelehelen I love your wedding photo! You‘re a beautiful couple!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie I love the bookmark 💕

#jb #LitsyLove

Bklover ❤️❤️❤️Have a great weekend, Soubhi! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
nelehelen Awww thank y𝚞!! 1mo
iread2much 😄😄 1mo
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It was a beautiful morning for a walk. Mid 60‘s and sunny ❤️. Sietje actually posed in the posies! I have no idea what these little wildflowers are. We had a decent amount of rain last weekend and now they‘re everywhere. @Eggs do you know?
#LitsyWalkers

Eggs I don‘t. Do they smell like raw onions? If so then I‘m familiar w them but don‘t know proper title 1mo
SW-T I know rain lily‘s show up after it rains. Think they only last a few days, and turn pink before wilting. Texas Highways has a wildflower guide online...think it has pictures and descriptions 🤔 1mo
Soubhiville @Eggs @SW-T I just searched them on iNaturalist and they do seem to be rain lilies. Which is certainly appropriate! 1mo
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RadicalReader What a beautiful name for a dog!! 1mo
Soubhiville @RadicalReader thanks! She‘s named for my husband‘s grandmother, who was Dutch. 1mo
RadicalReader @Soubhiville you‘re welcome. How is it pronounced? (edited) 1mo
Soubhiville @RadicalReader it‘s pronounced See-cha. 😊🐕 1mo
Kaye I can‘t see the flowers close up but if they‘re shaped a bit like daffodils only much smaller and all white, they‘re called Paperwhites I think. 1mo
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