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TabbyGibby

TabbyGibby

Joined January 2019

Never judge a book by its movie.
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Wonderful middle grade book about friendship and family. Roz is feared by the wild animals until she begins to help them one by one and they learn to trust and love her.

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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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"Perhaps I am simply meant to help others." ❤️

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The Wizenard Series: Training Camp | Wesley King, Kobe Bryant
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Just picked up this middle grade book for my basketball loving kid's Easter Basket. Has anyone read it?

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Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 Stars. This book was poignant in a quiet, moving way. I love the diversity of the characters; it was natural and not in-your-face. The plot is intriguing as it takes place over the course of one day and you already know that the ending results in a new friendship, but you still want to read to discover how that happens.

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Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly
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"His face is scrunched up, like he's sniffing something offensive. He's got beady eyes and round cheeks and they're all shoved up together. Meanness always shows on people's faces. Sometimes you have to look hard for it. Sometimes it's just a part of a person's features. That's how it is with this Chet."

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Plays by George Bernard Shaw | George Bernard Shaw
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wordzie 4y
SW-T 💗💗💗 4y
gradcat Yup. 4y
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 Stars

A great book. I love the land of Nevermoor and the themes of friendship and loyalty. This is a great series for those who love Harry Potter.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I joined Litsy in January 2019. I was looking for a way to find new books to read and share the reviews of books I have been reading besides Goodreads. I love how generous, kind, and supportive the community is here ❤️

Congrats @RamsFan1963 🎉
#10k1stAnniversaryGiveaway

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Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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1. Kinky Boots with the hubs! I ❤️ Broadway!
2. I found a small group of friends who have become closer than most of my family. Unconditional love and acceptance abounds and I feel so lucky to have found those friends, even though we are now separated by many states.
3. Tagged!
4. Mr. Rogers
5. ☘️☘️☘️

@howjessreads #friyayintro

Lizpixie 🍀 4y
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Meet Lucy. She loves on any book I happen to set down where she can reach it. I can't figure out if she loves books because I do, or because it smells like me after I've been holding it for awhile, or if this is just a weird quirk of hers.

#catsoflitsy

Phantomjest She's so adorable! 4y
audraelizabeth Thats cute. When i bring library books home, my male dog arlo smells and sometimes licks them. 4y
Dragon 😻 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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gradcat 🙌 ❤️ 😊 (edited) 4y
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Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly
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The entire state of SD is stocking up on milk and eggs and other groceries for a huge storm rolling in tonight, but my kids' priority was getting to the library for a few days worth of reading material. We may be stuck inside under the predicted 12+ inches of snow for the next few days, but we'll be prepared!

lahousewyfe Oh, I love that!!! 4y
RainyDayReading Love The Rangers Apprentice series! 4y
LeslieO That should keep you busy! Good luck with the storm! 4y
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Abby2 I can‘t wait to read Wundersmith. I loved Morrison Crow 4y
juliegumdrop Hello Universe is really good! 4y
tammysue Great stack! Stay safe! 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Sounds lovely!! 4y
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My favorite Scout and one of my most favorite books ❤️

#QuotsyMar19 #scout

@TK-421

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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melissajayne I‘m hankering for coffee now. I‘ve been sick so that means no coffee at the moment. I could have a cup but with a cold it doesn‘t seem appropriate or appealing. (edited) 4y
Slajaunie Just got home and enjoying a cup before I have to dash out the door to my volunteer job. 4y
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The Sandlot: The Screenplay | David M. Evans, Robert Gunter
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IheartYA ❤❤❤ Did ya hear, a sequel series is in production with the original cast. 😀 4y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Happy Birthday to me from my kids! Looks like my weekend is now "booked!"

tpixie #HappyBirthday 🥳🎉📚🎂🎁🥳 4y
Crazeedi Happy birthday!!!🎂🎶🥂 4y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 4y
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JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 4y
flying_monkeys 🥳 Happy Birthday 🎁📚 4y
Purrfectpages Happy birthday! 4y
Birdsong28 Happy birthday 🎉🎊📚📖 4y
Erofan Happy birthday! 🎂🎉🎁📚 4y
LauraWeasley Happy birthday! 🎉 4y
Naj Happy birthday!! 🎉🎁🎂💖 4y
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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gradcat Typical Sherlock 🕵️‍♂️ 😂 4y
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Happy International Women's Day!

#QuotsyMar19 #woman

@TK-421

ShelleyBooksie Beautiful. 4y
SW-T Love this poem! Never gets old 💕 (edited) 4y
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Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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Almost missed today! It's not quite 11pm so I barely made it!

#QuotsyMar19 #book

@TK-421

wordzie Oh my gosh😱 that is so true. ❤ 4y
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SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 4y
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As a Cheer Mom, the only kinds of quotes that come to mind about #cheer for #QuotsyMar19 are actual cheers 🤷

And these are my two youngest kids, my cheerleader and my football player. We also cheer on my basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer playing older boys. Sports are a way of life for us 24/7 so I've had lots of practice cheering them on!

@TK-421

Erinreadsthebooks I don't think that cheer will ever die. My daughter cheered for the first team in the fall and I was blown away that they were doing the same cheers that I did as a kid. Don't they ever change? 😩 4y
PathfinderNicole I cheered in high school and college and we did this one too! 4y
TheDaysGoBy I was a cheerleader as a little girl and all those cheers are still burned into my brain 😂 4y
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Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was beautifully written. I loved reading and purposely took my time to savor it slowly. Looking forward to reading the next book of the series.

Scochrane26 I think my 5th graders at school read that one. 4y
Krystle13 @TabbyGibby our cats could be twins. She is so beautiful. 🐱 4y
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Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I never thought about "common sense" in this way! I always felt it was, well, common and most people had it. Or it wasn't anything special. This new idea will be fun to ponder over.

Paula3 Seems true to me 4y
CouronneDhiver Agree! 4y
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Never trust a vowel!

#QuotsyMar19 #grammar

@TK-421

gradcat Love this! 😊 4y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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"Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right." - Michelle Obama

(This quote isn't from the tagged book, but from her address to college graduates)

#QuotsyMar19 #choice

@TK-421

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SkeletonKey Oof. 4y
gradcat Very evocative...and kind of sad 😔 4y
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"We read to know we are not alone." - C.S. Lewis

Mar 1 #solo

#QuotsyMar19
@TK-421

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These two boys both wanted to read the same book at the same time so they compromised and are taking turns reading it aloud to each other. This is actually a common occurrence in my house and I LOVE IT ❤️ #raisingreaders

ravenlee That‘s pretty awesome. 4y
Blaire This series is a favorite in our house. We‘re on the second or third time through some of them. 4y
Princess-Kingofkings This is wonderful! I don't know which I love more.... reading aloud or compromising!! 4y
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The Hundred Dresses | Eleanor Estes
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A book just as relevant today as it was when it was first written. It explores how Wanda is bullied for being different than the other kids. The important lesson it teaches is that Maddie, who does not join in the bullying, is still guilty for not standing up and telling the other kids to stop.

"She was never going to stand by and say nothing again."

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Finally got started on our family "library." We've had books scattered in every bedroom of the house and now we have a dedicated corner of our basement family room for our books. It's like 80% books for kids, but that's mostly because I still can't quite move my stack of nightstand books two whole flights of stairs away ?

NatalieR Very pretty! 💙 4y
catebutler This looks lovely! What a great reading spot! 4y
LiteraryinLawrence This is beautiful! Enjoy! 4y
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TheBookKeepers Cozy!! And adorable! 4y
Smrloomis That looks great! 4y
CouronneDhiver Lovely! 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf Looks great! I love those bins in the bookshelf. Where did you get them? 4y
Cortg Looks fantastic! 4y
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful! 4y
Bookladylinda Looks great!!!! 4y
Crazeedi Very awesome!❤️ 4y
TheBogwitch Looks great! 4y
TabbyGibby @irre Believe it or not, Walmart. And they're only about $6 each. Fingers crossed they hold up 🤞 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf They look great! 4y
Betty I like the silhouettes on the wall. Representative of your kids? A soccer player, a dancer, and ... 4y
TabbyGibby @Betty yup, my kids! This is about 4 years old so there's golf, soccer, dance, and a cute 2 year old obsessed with super heroes. 4y
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Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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"Melancholy held me hostage, and the bees built a hive of sadness in my soul. Dark honey filled up inside me, drowning my thoughts and making it hard to move my eyes and hands."

BookwormM Beautiful 4y
EmilyM What a gorgeous sentence! 4y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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My husband got me the perfect Valentines gift ❤️❤️❤️ I may have to drop all other books I'm currently reading and dive into this one right away!

Djspens It's sooo good! I love her! 4y
Christine Yes he did! And yes, you might have to...it‘s so wonderful. ❤️ 4y
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A little literary love humor. Happy Valentine's Day ❤️

BlameJennyJane 🤣🤣🤣 That F.S.F tho! 4y
sprainedbrain Love the Salinger one! 😊 4y
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I feel that this book was written more for technophobic parents, which I don't identify as at all. I'm very pro-technology, but I do limit my children's screen time. This book has great advice for interactively teaching our children how to navigate a technological world and advocates for guiding them rather than just allowing them free rein to experience it on their own.

3 1/2 stars

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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When you can't decide on which book to take for the school pick up run... And then realize you also have two audiobooks on your phone too! 🤦

Is #AudioCarpooling a thing? Or #AudioMomChauffeuring ?

SmartSassery One can never be too prepared. 😉 4y
Cedricsmom Just get them all. It‘s better to have it and not read it than to need it and not have it. 4y
Smrloomis Yes, what @Cedricsmom said! And also I really loved Station Eleven. 4y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Snow Day tomorrow due to wind chill of almost -40 degrees! Brr! 🥶 Decided to get a head start on tomorrow's lazy day by reading way past my bedtime. Excited to finally start this book!

Buechersuechtling I had the German edition of the audiobook and what shall I say❓ I really, really loved it. A book, a story and an art of writing and telling that you won‘t forget easily. I hope you will enjoy it. 4y
WhatWouldJaneDo I loved this book sooooo much. I got quoted by Popsugar about it last year after they polled the Goodreads group about our favorites. 4y
TabbyGibby @Buechersuechtling it reads like poetry! It's beautiful so far ❤️ 4y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ I enjoyed this fun, quick read. It was a good book to listen to as I painted walls and shampooed carpets over the past few days I actually enjoyed the high school cliche characters (the pretty popular girl with great hair, the brainy shy girl, the jock with a secret, and the misunderstood bad boy) and it felt like I was in high school again when all the teen movies of the 90s were popular.

NovelGirl82 I described it as "Breakfast Club vibes" in my review. I loved it! 4y
greenhairdontcare @NovelGirl82 “Breakfast Club vibes” sounds amazing! 4y
WhatWouldJaneDo This was such a fun read! I'm looking forward to reading her new book as well. 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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This youngest child has to sit through 4 basketball games today for his older siblings. Book 3 in the Heroes in Training series to the rescue! This is a fun introduction to Greek Mythology in simple chapter book form. It's a big hit with my 6 year old and a nice change of pace from reading about Minecraft and Roblox.

Happy Saturday!

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An hour and 42 minutes into this #audiobook while at the gym tonight (1.5 speed) I think keeping this as my "gym only" book will motivate me to return to the gym again soon ? I thought it would be hard to follow in audiobook form since so much of it is emails and letters, but it's not too bad.

echalpan Loved this book! 4y
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I'm calling it on #24B4Monday. What a fun weekend! And it was nice to get a couple books off my TBR list. Looking forward to the next #readathon!

catebutler Well done! It really was such a fun weekend full of reading. 👏🏼 4y
hes7 Nice! 🎉 4y
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This book grabbed my attention from the first page and I couldn't put it down. Fans of Harry Potter will love it. Excited to continue Morrigan's story in the second book. 5/5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

#catsoflitsy

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17 hours and 3 minutes ! I don't think I'll make it all the way to 24 for #24b4Monday but I'm happy with my progress so far. There's still almost 8 hours until Midnight though, so who knows! I've also been enjoying a bowl of soup for practically every meal all weekend since I don't usually take the time to make it from scratch #24b4MondayGiveaway @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

BeansPage Oh that soup looks so yummy! Great total so far sweetheart! 👍🏻😃👍🏻 4y
Andrew65 It dies look yummy. Well done on the excellent time! 👏👏👏 4y
BookNAround I love French Onion Soup and that looks amazing. 4y
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Crazeedi Omg, that soup looks incredible 4y
ItsAngel Loved that book! The soup looks amazing! 4y
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Isn't it amazing how when you know you're loved you can go out into the big wide world confident in your choices and actions? That you are cheered and praised when you make good choices and supported and helped when things don't go as planned? Love lifts us up where we belong 🎶 ❤️

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Loved this one. The alternating timeline was an interesting way to experience the life of Georgy. Both timelines came together quite perfectly in the end. The book was fast paced and an easy read (or listen, as I did). 4/5 Stars.

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My #24b4Monday buddy. 11 hours, 9 minutes so far. Almost half way!

#catsoflitsy

@TheReadingMermaid @andrew65

BeansPage You're doing great sweetheart keep it up! 4y
Andrew65 Going great, well done. 🙌 4y
Crazeedi Perfect photo!🐱🐱 4y
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I've managed 4 hours and 36 minutes so far for #24b4Monday by listening to the tagged book while cleaning, organizing, running errands and eating lunch. Currently at the car wash getting the junk off my car before picking up kids at school - then my free reading time will be seriously diminished until they go to bed.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

BeansPage Hey that's a really good chunk! You are doing very very well. Keep up the good work honey 👍🏻💕 4y
Andrew65 That‘s a great start, well done. 👏 4y
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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Just dropped this lovely off at the post office! #JustABookSwap @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers Cute wrapping!!! 4y
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Just delivered... This is the next book for my (8 year old) daughter's Book Club. I think the cover is beautiful! Looking forward to reading this after she's finished.

Has anyone read this one yet?

kplovesbooks Ooooh. I agree!!! Such a pretty cover!! 4y
SW-T Lovely cover 😊 4y
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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My #justabookswap from the amazing @thebluestocking arrived today and I'm beyond thrilled to receive this book from my TBR list 😍😍😍 Thank you so much!!! This one is going right at the top of my To Read Next pile 😊

On my end, I'm still waiting for the book I ordered to arrive before I can mail it out. It was delayed due to weather somewhere but should come tomorrow. I hoping to get it shipped on Friday 💌

@TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers Thanks for ur updates!! I got this same book in a different swap recently and can‘t wait to read it soon!!!!! Hope u love it! 4y
Slajaunie Good book! 4y
thebluestocking Yay!! I‘m glad it arrived and that you like the book. Happy first swap!! ❤️❤️ 4y
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AmyG It‘s a wonderful book. 4y
thebluestocking I got your sweet card today. Thank you so much. That was so sweet of you. I‘m glad you like the book. And it is a small world!! 4y
TabbyGibby @thebluestocking Thanks again! I'm hoping to start the book this week! 4y
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