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The Hangman's Daughter | Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne
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Okay guys we've got one day until the big day starts! Time to post those stacks!!

What will you be reading during #24B4Monday ???
What is your time goal? 😃

#MayMadness #BannedBooks #Readathon
@Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

ehewett88 I loves a monster calls brilliant book, I saw th film first so couldn't help but hear liam Neeson throughout (not a bad thing in my opinion haha) but the book is beautifully written and the reason behind him writing the story is also so heartbreaking and sweet 5h
Andrew65 Were any of these banned books, @TheReadingMermaid ? 5h
Andrew65 @ehewett88 I need to read A Monster Calls. I read and loved this trilogy of his. 5h
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TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 no, but I might be able to squeeze in Alice in Wonderland for the read-a-thon 😉 5h
ehewett88 @Andrew65 I haven't read any more of his but I will have a look into them 5h
Andrew65 @ehewett88 Hope you enjoy the trilogy when you get to it. 4h
PurpleyPumpkin Yes, I'm really looking forward to my first #24B4Monday #Readathon! Not sure how much I'll get through, but I'm willing to try. 😉🙌🏽 3h
TheReadingMermaid @PurpleyPumpkin congratulations on your first read-a-thon with us darlin! I'm so happy that you'll be with us. And no worries go ahead and test yourself on what you can do and then make your goals next month accordingly. 😉 3h
PurpleyPumpkin Thank you for the warm welcome! And yes, you're right. I'll challenge myself and see how it goes. 👍🏽 3h
LoverofLit Thr Hangman's Daughter was a pleasant surprise read. I also sobbed through A Monster Calls. It was one of my favorite reads of last year! 2h
TheReadingMermaid @LoverofLit girl I have been wanting to read A Monster Calls for so long! I just found out that there was a movie adaptation to it 😲😲😲 2h
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Ghosted: A Novel | Rosie Walsh
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Guys I want to apologize for being so much of a ghost lately. I have lots of things going on in the wings and I have been rather distracted lately. Big things are happening!!! I don't want to give too much away but let's just say I'm working on building the Mermaid Empire 🏰 😂🤣😂
Please know that I am okay and that I do check in on Litsy at least 2-3 times a day. I'm still here you guys. And I still love you all 💗💗💗

IamIamIam Best of luck with your new adventure!!! 🤗🤗🤗 10h
AmyG Good luck! (edited) 10h
AsYouWish Yay!!! That sounds exciting!!! 9h
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Naj Best of luck and lots of love! 🤗💙 9h
AnansiGirl Yay! Lots of 🤗 and ❤️ to you as you travel towards a new adventure! 8h
Nevermore88 I hope you‘re feeling better! 8h
SW-T Good luck to you 😊 7h
BookwormAHN Best of luck 🍀 6h
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Don't forget ladies and gents, our next discussion will be this Sunday at 1 p.m. CST. All are welcome to join. 🤗

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1d
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We are now welcoming our 86th member!!!

Please help us welcome @veritysalter to the #LitsyLove pen pal group! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! Welcome @veritysalter 💞💞💞 1d
Stacypatrice 💌😁🙋🏻‍♀️Welcome!! 1d
RadicalReader Welcome hope you have a wonderful time here on lovely Litsy 22h
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RainyDayReading I had no idea you could still join this group. I always thought it was such a good idea! 20h
TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader this is actually for a litsy pen pal group. It's a really great group and we write back and forth to one another ❣️💌❣️ 11h
TheReadingMermaid @RainyDayReading yes ma'am you absolutely can. You just have to email Misty. Do you need her email address? 11h
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InBooksILive Wow... that's low. What an awful thing to lie about?! 2d
Carla I‘m chronically ill, and so cannot bear to have people lie about being sick. So I won‘t be reading any of his books. 2d
MaleficentBookDragon As a person who has had cancer , as well as my sister and mother, AND having lost my dad to cancer, I find it reprehensible. If he is mentally ill, I hope he gets help; but if he is just that cruel and callous, I do not want to support him. I gave away his book when I first heard of this 2d
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OrangeMooseReads Well he‘s a special kind of a**hole 2d
bookish_wookish Wasnt there also some drama about him ripping the story for The Woman In The Window off of another published book? 2d
Rachel_nyc Wow! I lost my dad to Cancer and my mom has recently been diagnosed and has surgery scheduled so this comes close to home for me as well. This is officially off my tbr. 2d
Leftcoastzen There was an article about him in the New Yorker that made him seem a bit sociopathic. 2d
Miss__astrid @LapReader bloody hell! 2d
JeannieReads There is also an article out there about how he plagiarized The Woman in the Window. 2d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @bookish_wookish what?!! Omg that's awful! 😡 1d
bookish_wookish Yeah hes an awful human! @Jee_HookedOnBookz and the book sucked anyway! 🙃 1d
teebe The New Yorker article about this is a goddamn trip. It basically goes through all his lies. 1d
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Everybody welcome our newest member to the #LitsyLove penpals group

@SmartSassery 🎉🎉🎉

We are so happy to have you join us in this group sweetheart. I hope you have lots of fun 💗💗💗

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

SmartSassery Oh I'm so very excited! So excited that I already have items to send out! 😍 ❤️ 💜 Thank you all so very much for having me! 2d
Stacypatrice Yay!!! Welcome 😀 2d
starlight97 How can one join? 😃 2d
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TheReadingMermaid @starlight97 Hello there! 😃 Simply mail Misty your mailing address to her email at loverofbooks75@gmail.com and tell her you would like to join #LitsyLove 2d
starlight97 @TheReadingMermaid thanks! Will do after I'm finished with finals 🙂 2d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @SmartSassery I'm so elated you joined us! I finally found someone to share my Alice-craze with! Yayyy! 😊☺️❤️💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 2d
SmartSassery @Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh yes! 💙 Absolutely! I'm just as mad! 😂 Thank you so much. I'm very excited. Thank you. 2d
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This week we have a really good #PersonalChallenge for you all.

What are some good ways to pay it forward? 😃

#MayMadness @Clwojick @RadicalReader

AKinderman If you have any saved addresses in your Amazon account, send a surprise book to a friend to brighten up their week :) 2d
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Okay guys it's time for some #BannedBooks reading!

#MayMadness @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Carnage | Zeb Wells
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Okay guys here is my favorite villain! Meet Carnage! His first appearance was in The Amazing Spider-Man # 360 (which I own a copy of). Originally a serial killer named Cletus Kasady, he bonded with the offspring of the symbiote Venom and became something much much worse.
I think Carnage doesn't get a lot of credit that is due to him as a super villain. IMO he is the most badass super villain out there. 🖤❤️🖤
#MayMadness #WeeklyChallenge

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Dinosaurs | Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
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#BookHumor 😂😂😂

TheSpineView 🤣 4d
TheSpineView I just remembered years ago (30+) reading a Sci-Fi story where people learned by being plugged into a machine. It had been so long the title escapes me as does the plot. Is memory the first thing to go?🤣 4d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Lol love this! 4d
BooknerdsLife 😂😂😂👍🏼 4d
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Villain School: Good Curses Evil | Stephanie S. Sanders
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For Week 3 of our #MayMadness #WeeklyChallenge we want to talk about comic book and graphic novel villains!

Who is your favorite and why? Post a pic and tag us 😃

@Clwojick @RadicalReader

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#2/2 Ladies and gentlemen the books have arrived and they are amazing!!! As my friends you are getting the very first look at my first paper publication for my reviews! I also just noticed that the tagline for the Disappearing Act and for Crimival are also my own words.

Thank you so much RL Walker for this amazing honor. I am so blessed to have you in my life.

bewareofwords That‘s so amazing!! Congratulations!! 🎊🥳 5d
Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍📚📖 5d
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TheReadingMermaid @bewareofwords @Birdsong28 thank you so much my friends 🤗 don't forget to check out her books. They are well worth a read 4d
SaturnDoo Look at you go❤❤❤❤❤ 2d
TheReadingMermaid @SaturnDoo thanks darlin 💗🤗💗 2d
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#1/2 Ladies and gentlemen the books have arrived and they are amazing!!! As my friends you are getting the very first look at my first paper publication for my reviews! I also just noticed that the tagline for the Disappearing Act and for Crimival are also my own words.

Thank you so much RL Walker for this amazing honor. I am so blessed to have you in my life.

Jerdencon Awesome! 5d
AnansiGirl Congratulations to you! 🎉🎊🎉🍾🥂 5d
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BooknerdsLife Awww That's awesome!!! 👏👏Congratulations!! 🎉🎉🎉 5d
TheReadingMermaid @Jerdencon @AnansiGirl @BooknerdsLife thank you so much my friends 🤗 don't forget to check out her books. They are well worth a read 4d
SaturnDoo Wooohooo❤❤❤👍❤❤❤ 2d
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Everyday Madness | Lisa Appignanesi
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For Week 3 we have a fun little scavenger hunt for you all! But only 1 item is on the list:

Find a thought/speech bubble that contains the word "Madness" or any variation of the word and post it.

Easy peesy 1 2 3sy! ? Can't wait to see what you find!

#MayMadness #MiniChallenge
@Clwojick @RadicalReader

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Forgot to post this yesterday 🤦🏻‍♀️

Don't forget our next discussion is this Sunday at 1 p.m. CST. Everyone is invited to join in!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

kspenmoll Sunday I have a soccer game to attend but will check in with discussion as I can. 6d
BooknerdsLife I‘m behind on the reading 🙈so hopefully can catch up as soon as possible 🤞🏼 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! 💗💗 6d
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#ARC #BookMail today! So hot off the press I can still smell the ink!!! 😊

ReadingRover Sounds like a fun one! 6d
BooknerdsLife Beautiful ARC 😱😍 6d
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This week we're talking about graphic novels and comic books and we are curious to know:

What was your very first graphic novel/comic book? Did you like it? If so, what made you like it so much? 👇👇

#MayMadness #DiscussionThursday
@Clwojick @RadicalReader

FireproofBunny Invincible Iron Man and it was so so for me because I was obsessing over what happen to Tony (edited) 6d
knotmagick I honestly don't remember. I've been reading comics since I was a kid. When I had pneumonia at 9, my dad brought me home a whole bunch of comics. The only one I remember now was called Mantra, and if he'd known what it was about, he probably wouldn't have given it to me! I think I was reading Archies way before that, though. 6d
AnansiGirl The Wake, last comic/graphic novel of The Sandman series was the first I‘ve ever read. I bought it for the pretty Michael Zulli cover only to become a 20+ years Neil Gaiman fan girl. 6d
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Bookwomble I read the US Marvel imports which came over to the UK in the '60s, amongst which I assume were Fantastic Four comics, as, aged 5, I named our first orange tabby Bennie after Benjamin J. Grimm, the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing! Loved Marvel, and FF in particular, ever since, but gave up collecting about 10 years ago as I couldn't afford to keep pace with all the crossovers 😑 6d
Godpants My first my grandpa bought me was a Strawberry Shortcake one, and when he saw I was into comics he amped it up with some Conan hardcovers which were probably not appropriate for me at that time. 6d
Kimberlone I used to read the Archie comics they sold in the grocery store checkout line when I could get my parents to buy a copy. The first graphic novel of significance I ever read though was 6d
Larkken college boyfriend convinced me to try the first Sandman cause I was a huge Gaiman novel fangirl - but I didn't actually start liking novels until 2 years ago with the resurgence of books like Saga (I generally don't like the pacing of comics, and find that when someone else is doing the pictoral imagining for me, it pulls me out of the story...). 6d
Lizpixie My first was Asterix & Obelisk. I found them at our local library when I was about 7yrs old I think, we were a large family with little money so my dad and I would go to the library regularly(we were the only bibliophiles in the family). I loved that series so much, Tintin was another I discovered, both coincidentally written by French authors/illustrators. 6d
Clwojick Definitely Archie comics for me! My older brother had a huge collection of them, and I used to sneak them out of his room, and hid under the covers with a flashlight to read them. Although, I‘m not even sure if I could read then... 💕 6d
thereadingunicorn This was my favorite comic book and got me into manga/anime when I was in my high school years. I got into them because my bestie at the time was reading them also. 6d
SaturnDoo As a kid in the 70s/80s I don't remember really reading any. My brothers ranging 6-10 yrs older than me read them, so I'm sure I was looking at the pictures lol. I do remember reading the funny pages/comics from the Sunday paper Snoopy, Blondie, Garfield, Beetle Bailey, Andy Capp, For Better or For Worse, Cathy,Archie, The Family Circus, Nancy 😂🤣😂🤣 6d
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I'm currently reading The Hangman's Daughter.
What are you guys up to this fine Wednesday afternoon? 😃


HufflepuffGirl90 Hangman‘s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch, Clockmaker‘s Daughter by Kate Morton, Year Zero by Rob Reed, and Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest 😬😅 1w
Heideschrampf Spent the day listening to the audiobook and keep loving it more and more 1w
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Dragon I‘m listening to the audiobook 1w
TheReadingMermaid @HufflepuffGirl90 haha I know that juggling act! 😂 Are you reading The Hangman's Daughter with us on Facebook? 1w
emilyrose_x I'm reading You Can't Hide...it's pretty good so far! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @rretzler well that sounds interesting! (???) 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Heideschrampf @Dragon where did you guys audiobook? Or what activities were you doing? 1w
MartinaLove The Night Circus 🎪 1w
TheSpineView The Girl He Used to Know 1w
TheReadingMermaid @MartinaLove the night circus where have I heard the name of that book before 🤔 1w
rretzler The Martian Chronicles is classic sci-fi by Ray Bradbury! I read it long, long ago and thought it was time for a reread.

How are you liking The Hangman's Daughter? I read it last year and while I enjoyed some parts of it, others fell flat. I still can't decide if I want to continue with the series or not.
TheSpineView @TheReadingMermaid Loving it! I had already read (twice) On the Island by the author and loved it too. 1w
TheReadingMermaid @rretzler I am enjoying it especially since Kindle has made a version that has animation in it. I found that to be a very nice touch. It's like the book is Magic ✨ LOL but we are halfway through the book and I'm a little concerned because the daughter hasn't really played a big role in this book so far and considering the fact that she holds the title of the book I'm kind of wondering about that 🤔 1w
TheReadingMermaid @TheSpineView that's awesome! It is so wonderful when you find things that you love in books 💗💗 1w
Freespirit I am reading The Overstory. I can tell it's going to be a book I love!! 1w
rretzler I must admit it seemed to be more about the Hangman than his daughter, but she does come into it more as the book goes on. 1w
RamsFan1963 Just finished Chuck Klosterman IV. I'm off Thursday & Friday, my goal is to polish off 1000 Books to Read Before You Die and Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell during that time. 1w
HufflepuffGirl90 @TheReadingMermaid I am!! Can‘t wait for the discussion Friday! 1w
bewareofwords I‘m reading Hangman‘s Daughter today too! I‘m also listening to Good Omens on Audible. 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Freespirit oh that is so awesome!!! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @rretzler that's good to know. Thanks for the heads up sweetie! 😘 1w
TheReadingMermaid @RamsFan1963 you go sir! Get those books read 🤘😆🤘 1w
TheReadingMermaid @HufflepuffGirl90 wonderful! I will see you there! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @bewareofwords oh cool are you also reading The Hangman's Daughter for our group on Facebook? And how is good omens? I've heard lots of good things about that book. 1w
PatriciaU Hangman‘s Daughter and the rest of the series = all fantastic.
I am reading The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames and The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
CoverToCoverGirl Starting a reread of the Fallen Angels series 1w
TheReadingMermaid @SW-T @riversong153 @CoverToCoverGirl how are you liking your books so far? 1w
TheReadingMermaid @PatriciaU oooo 😗 you are reading the rest of The Hangman's Daughter series????? 1w
riversong153 @TheReadingMermaid Really loving Pachinko. It‘s a real page turner. Great character development and an interesting story so far!! 1w
bewareofwords @TheReadingMermaid Yes I am! I was out of town last Friday, but I‘m keeping up with the reading and I‘ll be able to participate this week. :) I‘m liking Good Omens! I wasn‘t totally sure what to expect from it when I started, but it‘s been good. 7d
TheReadingMermaid @riversong153 love your new profile pic BTW 😍 7d
TheReadingMermaid @bewareofwords wonderful! And awesome we'll see you Friday! 7d
SW-T So far, so good 🙂 7d
Dragon I have the Cloudlibrary app so I have access to free audiobooks. I‘m on holidays so just relaxing while listening. 7d
PatriciaU @TheReadingMermaid - I‘ve read them, yes. Most are good; a couple are a little uneven in the translation. I enjoy the characters very much. 7d
PatriciaU @TheReadingMermaid - I‘ve read them, yes. Most are good; a couple are a little uneven in the translation. I enjoy the characters very much. 7d
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Thank you so much for the tag @kaysworld1

☕🍵 Hmmm, tough one. Can't I have both?
🍿 Salty
🐇 Neither, bunnies!!! LOL
⛱️🌊 The beach most definitely
💗 @wanderinglynn

#SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerThisOrThat

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 7d
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Thank you so much for the tag @SaturnDoo sorry I'm a little late to the game...
📚 As a stay-at-home Mommy and book reviewer I discover a lot of new books as I have authors and publishing companies asking me to review books for them
💗 Yup, many
💖 Tagged, LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
📖 Has to be years, I have set books aside
💕 @MrBook

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

SaturnDoo You are welcome ❤ great answers too 😊 1w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🎈🌸 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Eggs but of course my lovely 😘😘 1w
Eggs 🥰😘🥰my mermaid friend @TheReadingMermaid 1w
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I Recommend: B-flat Clarinet | James D. Ployhar
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I'm so sorry you guys I have been lagging.... I have a lot of new stuff going on.
But today is #Recommendsday for #MayMadness and this week we're talking about comics and graphic novels. So what are some books that you would recommend in that genre? Please comment down below👇👇👇
@Clwojick @RadicalReader

TheReadingMermaid I personally would recommend almost anything about Batman but my absolute favorite is the Knightfall series 👍😃👍 1w
wanderinglynn I love anything Neil Gaiman, which includes Sandman, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Only the End of the World Again, A Study in Emerald, and the graphic novel adaptations of his books. 💜 1w
Kimberlone Watchmen. It‘s absolutely essential and is truly one of the first graphic novels that felt like Literature. I reread it about once a year. 1w
sblbooks I recommend 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's almost here!!!!! And this month we have a special edition! @Andrew65 and I are combining forces with the #MayMadness team to bring you #24B4Monday #BannedBooks edition!!! 🚫📖🚫
So be naughty and break out those banned books with us!
@Clwojick @RadicalReader

JohannaRose Awesome! I loved last months readathon even though I didn‘t make it to 24 it was still so fun! Looking forward to it! 😊 1w
TheBookbabeblog84 I‘m in....I probably won‘t complete it but I want a challenge lol. 1w
Clwojick Woohoo! Party time! 1w
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CoverToCoverGirl I like! 1w
RadicalReader Banned books are the best 1w
bewareofwords Yay! I‘ll have to get my hands on a banned book or two before then. 🤗 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 did you ever get my email sweetheart? 1w
CareBear Yes!!! I was hoping someone would host a Memorial Day weekend marathon! You and @Andrew65 is where I looked first!!! 6d
TheReadingMermaid @CareBear yep always look to us at the end of the month! 😉 6d
Andrew65 @CareBear You can always rely on us. 😂 6d
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Sorry, it is our SATs week this week so been beyond busy and not got to Litsy. Will check it out. 6d
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 there you are sweetness I was beginning to worry about you! Was about to hop a plane 😂😂 I hope all is going well for you. I know it has to be a busy week for you. 6d
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Year 6 finished their SATs today, but Y2 SATs still continue to next Friday. The SATs and completing a Group Read took up ALL my time this week. Finished that Group Read last night. 6d
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 all that going on and you still had time to finish a book!?! You are truly my hero Sir 📚🦸📚 6d
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid In fact finished two as finished the audiobook of The Clockmaker‘s Daughter #BOTMBuddyRead and started the audiobook for #HPBuddyRead 6d
LokiDokey Yea I can participate in this one!!! Looking forward to it! 😀 5d
TheLibrarian So bummed I can‘t participate. Apparently I need to stop making plans for the end of each month. 14h
TheReadingMermaid @LokiDokey YAHZ!!!! 😃 12h
TheReadingMermaid @TheLibrarian lol it's okay sweetie we'll be here next month too 😉 12h
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Welcome Aboard | Victoria Farnsworth
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MySharonaK 🥰 1w
jb72 Welcome to Litsy! Great to have you aboard! 1w
TheReadingMermaid Who else can we tag guys? 1w
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MySharonaK @jb72 thank you ! 1w
MySharonaK @MelissaSue81 thank you ! 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Welcome! 1w
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK 😺 1w
Avanders Welcome @MySharonaK !! 🤗 1w
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK! 📚 1w
Princess-Kingofkings Welcome ~ you are going to love it here on Litsy! 😊 1w
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK 👋🏻 1w
cobwebmoth @MySharonaK Welcome to Litsy! 1w
JessClark78 Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK 🙂📚 1w
MySharonaK Thank you all so much for such a warm welcome 🥳 1w
BethM Welcome to the family new friend @MySharonaK ! Thanks for the shout out @MrBook it‘s like a rockstar mentioning your name! 1w
robinb Welcome to Litsy Land @MySharonaK ! 👋😊 Thanks for the tag @MrBook ! 1w
JenlovesJT47 Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK ! 🤗🥳 1w
Meeko93 Welcome 😊 1w
JacqMac Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK It‘s always great to make a new friend. 1w
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag @MrBook and welcome @MySharonaK 🥳 1w
LeahBergen Hello, @MySharonaK 👋🏻 and thanks for the tag, @MrBook ! 😘 1w
Abailliekaras Welcome @MySharonaK ! Thank you @MrBook for the tag - I always love your posts especially the book n dinners! 😜 1w
Sungirl79 Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK 😊 1w
Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag @TheReadingMermaid . Welcome to Litsy @MySharonaK 🎊🎉📚📖 1w
Craftylikefox Welcome @MySharonaK !! 😊 1w
Lynnsoprano Welcome @MySharonaK ! As @MrBook says, we are family. 1w
Meaw_catlady Thanks for the tag!!! 💕Welcome to the party @MySharonaK !!! Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do! 🖖 1w
BooknerdsLife Hello @MySharonaK 👋🏼 Welcome to Litsy 🙌🏼💖📚 6d
Ubookquitous Welcome! 6d
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Special Friendships: A Novel | Roger Peyrefitte
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In search of bookish friends! I have made myself a new profile on Facebook that will be strictly ALL ABOUT BOOKS.

Please send me a Friend Request if you have an account. I need more wonderful bookish people in my life 💗

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Filling in and helping out....
Don't forget our next discussion is this Sunday at 1 p.m. CST. And everybody is welcome to join in 😃

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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Thank you so much for the tag @Endowarrior21 ❤️
🍿🍓 Popcorn and strawberries
👒 My hats, I have an assortment
📺 Would have to be Family Guy, I watch it all the time
🎬 Tough one, but I would have to say the 1982 Conan the Barbarian starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Don't judge, I have my reasons 😂😂😂
🌹 Red
🥃 Jack Daniels
⛱️ Summers at the beach in Cali
@Birdsong28 @nelehelen

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag @TheReadingMermaid but due to work issues, that are now being resolved, I didn't sign up for Summer Santa as I wasn't sure if I could afford to do the package. 📚📖 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Birdsong28 no worries sweetie. I didn't know if you were involved or not. I just wanted to tag you. ❤️💗❤️ 1w
Birdsong28 @TheReadingMermaid I really appreciate you thinking of me ❤️❤️😘📚📖 1w
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TheReadingMermaid @Birdsong28 but of course my dear 💕🤗💕 1w
karajay I love strawberries! 1w
nelehelen That movie is very specific! Hahaha and summers in Cali are magical (and not just because I‘m from there lol) thanks for playing! 1w
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I Challenge You! | Tracey West
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Okay here it is folks! Graphic novels are all about action. Whether you're reading about superheroes or whether you're simply reading a graphic novel about romance. the graphic novel brings what you're reading to life in the action that it portrays. So get active this week 💪
This one goes very well if you are participating in the #BookFitnessChallenge 😊
#PersonalChallenge #MayMadness
@Clwojick @RadicalReader @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I‘m not a big graphic novel reader, but I‘m all about fitness! 🙌🏻💜 1w
jb72 I finished all of the Paper Girls graphic novels last week! 1w
4thhouseontheleft I read Giant Days, Vol 2 yesterday, and am participating in #bookfitnesschallenge! 🙌 1w
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TheReadingMermaid @jb72 I think it's time for another series don't you? 😉 1w
TheReadingMermaid @4thhouseontheleft woohoo getting a jump on it girl! 💗 1w
4thhouseontheleft Coincidence more than anything. 😂 😉 1w
TheReadingMermaid @4thhouseontheleft but a good one! 😂😁 1w
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid definitely! I just have to figure out which one is next. Maybe Gaiman. The next Paper Girls volume isn‘t due out until September. 1w
SaturnDoo Excited about reading graphic novels, but not the fitness/active part of it 😝😂 1w
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Holy Thor it's graphic novel time!!!! 😂⚒️😂
Comic books definitely count for this week's theme. So bust out those comic books and graphic novels and let's have some fun! 🦸🦹

@Clwojick @RadicalReader

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Happy Mother's Day! | Mercer Mayer
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I say why can't it be about both? What gift is better than flowers and a book? 💗💐📘💗

Happy Mother's Day everybody!!!! 😘

Jaimelire I got both! I‘m spoiled🙂 1w
BooknerdsLife Happy Mother‘s Day to you 🌸😊 1w
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Everybody, fantastic news....

I have just been officially published on 2 book covers!!! 🎉🎉🎉
You can find my reviews and summaries of the stories on the back of these 2 books. Show this author some love and purchase her 2 books for her. They are well worth the read.

More info here:

Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Birdsong28 thank you so very very much! I'm so excited!!! 1w
Birdsong28 This is mine for the tagged book. It's such a lovely feeling. @TheReadingMermaid 1w
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TheSpineView Congrats! 1w
BookwormAHN Very cool 👏🏻 1w
CrowCAH Woohoo congrats!🎉 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Congrats! 👊 1w
TheReadingMermaid @TheSpineView @BookwormAHN @CrowCAH @CoverToCoverGirl thank you all so much! I'm so very excited and can't wait to receive my copies! 💗📘💗 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Sooo cool! I‘d be super excited to get my copies too! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Hey everybody, amazing news! Our #24B4Monday #Readathon is now on Goodreads!!!

Check it out:


TheReadingMermaid Andrew I would like to make you a moderator of this group if that's okay with you. 1w
SaturnDoo ❤❤❤ I joined😊 thanks for letting us know! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @SaturnDoo thank you for joining sweetie! Should be lots of fun 😊😀😁 1w
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Nessavamusic Yay! I joined, love your Readathon‘s (edited) 1w
WeeWeegieBookworm Joined!! I never complete these but I love doing them regardless 😁 thank you! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Nessavamusic yah! Thank you! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @WeeWeegieBookworm you are most welcome sweetheart. Hopefully it will be just as fun on both platforms 😊 1w
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Yes, happy for that to happen. 😊👍 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 did you join the group sweetie? Apparently I can't make you a mod unless you're a member LOL 😋 1w
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid I‘ve now joined. 😍 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 and you are now a mod sweet face 😘😘 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 emailed you also 1w
thereadingunicorn Was the winner announced for the previous readathon? 1w
TheReadingMermaid @biblecoffeebooks yes ma'am and they've already received their book! But this month we are not doing a giveaway. We are doing a special edition. Maybe for June I will do another giveaway 😉 1w
thereadingunicorn @TheReadingMermaid okay cool. Just wondering 🙂 1w
thereadingunicorn @TheReadingMermaid ɪs ᴛʜᴇ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟ ᴇᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜᴘᴄᴏᴍɪɴɢ ᴏɴᴇ ᴛʜɪs ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ᴏʀ ɪɴ ᴊᴜɴᴇ? 1w
TheReadingMermaid @biblecoffeebooks oh the special edition is going to be this month for the month of May! It's going to be lots of fun 😊 1w
thereadingunicorn @TheReadingMermaid yay can‘t wait 😊 1w
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The Hangman's Daughter | Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne
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By popular demand, I have now made my #BookClub open to those who do not have a Facebook account. The Reading Mermaid's Book Club is now on Goodreads!

Check it out here:

We are currently voting for our June book 😉

SaturnDoo I didn't know you had a FB book club group 😊I just joined it AND your GR group!!!! 2w
Kdgordon88 Just joined on Goodreads! I have been missing being in a book club so thank you! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @SaturnDoo woohoo! It's going to be fun! 1w
TheReadingMermaid @Kdgordon88 I'm so glad I could help sweetheart. we're having a lot of fun on Facebook so I thought that I would extend it to Goodreads as well. 😃 1w
SaturnDoo @Kdgordon88 woohoo so good to see you joined too☺ 1w
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This one made me laugh 😂😂😂

BethM Word. 2w
BooknerdsLife Hahaaaaa 😂😂😂 YES!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼📚 2w
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Guess Again! | Mac Barnett
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Hey everybody! This week we wanted to make a fun, silly challenge for you guys! For a #NewToYou book or author, simply guess the plot based on the cover (no reading the back cover description). Then read the book and see if you were correct. That's it! Simple and fun 😁

This is great if you are participating in the #NetgalleyReadathon .

Don't forget to post and tag us @Clwojick @RadicalReader
#MayMadness #WeeklyChallenge

BookishBlonde12 What a fun idea! 2w
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I am Providence | Nick Mamatas
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NOPE!!! 👎😝👎
Has absolutely nothing to do with Lovecraft's mythos and more to do with bashing him and his fans.

Leftcoastzen Really? That sounds mean and bad. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @Leftcoastzen it was just bad. I expected more from this book 💔 2w
Godpants Bummer. 2w
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Clwojick You gave it a go, at least! Can‘t love em all. 😅 2w
vivastory I bailed on this one too. I thought it was pretty boring. 2w
MaleficentBookDragon There was just something really off about the book. It sounded so good, but just wasn't. I'll have to think hard on my next #TEAMCTHULHU pick. I'm one and one right now. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon agreed. And I think I might be the same... if my book ever gets to her 🙄 2w
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Writer's Block | Zachary Leader
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😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 Happy Friday everyone!!!


RadicalReader The question we all want the answer to like if people are guarding the Samsung phones are they Guardians of the Galaxy? 2w
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Go | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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Voting is happening right now on which book we will be reading for June!
Come and vote! ❤️🤓📖❤️



Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t know you were doing this!!!! 2w
RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid I can‘t wait to dive into No Exit such a wonderful sounding plot so gripping can only imagine how intense it‘ll be my favorite style of books 2w
Andrew65 No Exit was an excellent read. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Tell us your #NetGalleyReadathon goal! What will you be reading during this read-a-thon? Anything #NewToYou ?

#MayMadness #MiniChallenge
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader
@Jen_Reads @Samplergal

wanderinglynn I don‘t do Net Galley, so none for me. 😉 2w
JazzFeathers I am in fact reading a #NewToMe author, Simon Beaufort. It's the second book in his mystery series set in 1880s London. Sounds nice and easy to read so far. 2w
Insightsintobooks When is the readathon? 2w
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TheReadingMermaid @Insightsintobooks hey there sweetie, the read-a-thon is actually is beginning today! You can jump in at any time 😊 2w
SaturnDoo @wanderinglynn I don't either but I just asked @Clwojick on her post about this and she suggested maybe we just set a # of hrs reading this weekend. I'm going to include the scavenger hunt since I haven't started it yet. ☺ 2w
TheReadingMermaid @SaturnDoo that's a perfect idea!!! 2w
wanderinglynn @SaturnDoo Thanks! 👍🏻😀 2w
SaturnDoo @TheReadingMermaid thanks. ❤❤❤ I need some sort of motivation/goal. I'm way behind a need to get caught up 🤣😂 on some reading 2w
SaturnDoo @wanderinglynn you're welcome 😊 good luck on the goal you choose/set. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @SaturnDoo you are most welcome darlin! We all need a little bit of motivation and support sometimes 😉 2w
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I Have a Book | George W. Stewart, Eleanor Warren Stewart
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This one made me LOL 🤭

TheSpineView Good one!🤣 2w
RainyDayReading My Dad would ask me this all the time when I was younger 🤣 2w
Princess-Kingofkings However, anxiety comes on quickly if I don't bring a book and someone adds an errand that I chose to sit in the car for. 2w
BooknerdsLife OMG! This is me & my sister asking me exact same questions 🤣🤣 2w
RadicalReader Books are the answer to all life‘s situations especially in waiting rooms 2w
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The New Me | Halle Butler
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So how do you guys find/choose #NewToYou books and authors?

Do you choose books at stores based on their cover art? Do you get the inside scoop from friends and family or perhaps a podcast? Or maybe like me you have a Netgalley account that helps you find new authors and books?

Or do you simply stick to the authors and books that you know and love?
Answer below ⬇️⬇️⬇️

#MayMadness @Clwojick @RadicalReader

jb72 Pretty much all of the above. I have my go to SK friend, and she recommends some good books too. If I‘m in a store I browse until something looks good. I used to have one friend whose recommendations I stayed away from. 😂 (think 50 Shades). For me, it really depends on my mood and what‘s going on and who may be with me at the time. 2w
RadicalReader I googled authors that are similar to_____ then I read the plot of the books and dove right into them 2w
julesG I have Litsy! Before Litsy I used Goodreads recommendations, and before that I just did what @RadicalReader did. Way before that I'd just browse the library and/or bookshop shelves. Apart from that I can fall for covers, and from time to time friends recommend books to me (unfortunately, they often get it wrong). 2w
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rjsthumbelina I watch a lot of booktube and look on Litsy! Plus I work one shift a week at a Barnes & Noble, and I always keep up with new releases/recommendations there as well. Plus I get a ton of physical ARCs from working there! 2w
RadicalReader @rjsthumbelina that‘s the best part about working with books is the perks that go alongside them 2w
RadicalReader @julesG I love Litsy too so many wonderful books to discover. For the times when I am between library visits I couldn‘t be happier to have some wonderful thing to read 2w
Shvonne Book podcasts, bookish websites, social media, and old fashioned browsing the bookstore. 2w
PirateJenny Most often through work. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @PirateJenny interesting, like through coworkers? 2w
MallloCup Definitely authors I love.... But I'm a sucker for an attention grabbing title 2w
PirateJenny @TheReadingMermaid and general work news and things I work on. I work for Penguin Random House. 😊 2w
BooknerdsLife I like funding new books through going to book stores and my local library. Book covers definitely get my attention but I like to at least Google about the book on Goodreads before buying it. 🤗 2w
RadicalReader @MallloCup love how titles can just grab you 2w
RadicalReader @PirateJenny what a wonderful place to work the Happiest Place on Earth the Disneyland for bookworms 2w
PirateJenny @RadicalReader close to it! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Are you a member of #Netgalley? Well if you are, then this one is for you! Let us know what you got going on.

And don't forget our #NetgalleyReadathon is this Friday!

@Jen_Reads @Samplergal @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

JohannaRose If you don‘t mind me asking, what is Netgalley? I‘ve seen a few posts that mentioned it 🤔😊 2w
TheReadingMermaid @JohannaRose no problem at all sweetheart... Netgalley is an online site (that is free to join) that allows readers and book reviewers to read upcoming books for free in digital form usually, you read the books and then review them on their site. It's really fun you should join! Do you read digital at all? 2w
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JohannaRose @TheReadingMermaid Wow, that sounds awesome! Yes, I do read digital if I can‘t get my hands on an actual copy. Thanks so much for explaining it! I‘m definitely interested it sounds like so much fun! 😊 2w
TheReadingMermaid @JohannaRose wonderful I'm so glad! If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask. I am happy to help 🤗 2w
Verity I‘m on netgalley but I‘m waaaaay behind with my reading from there. My requesting finger is trigger happy and my eyes are too busy for my stomach! 2w
TheReadingMermaid @Verity then you should join us for a read-a-thon tomorrow darlin! It'll give you an excuse to catch up a little bit 😉 2w
Insightsintobooks @Verity so is mine!! 2w
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Filling in and helping out....
Reminder everybody, we start our discussions at 1 p.m. CST this Sunday. Please join with us. All are welcome 😊

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉 2w
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Hey guys, do you have any #NewToYou authors or books that you have read and would like to recommend to others? Well now is the time! Make a post or comment down below of some books that you would recommend to us 😃

#Recommendsday #MayMadness
@Clwojick @RadicalReader

RadicalReader Currently reading Madam Doubtfire and loving it because I‘m seeing the movie playing in my mind then have a reason to watch the wonderful movie again 2w
TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader I have Madam Doubtfire on my TBR list. You will have to tell me how it is! 😍 2w
RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid will definitely do so hope you‘re looking forward to my review as much as I am 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Okay guys, #Readathon number 1 starts this weekend!!! So get those digital stacks ready for #NetGalleyReadathon part of #MayMadness Week 2 #NewToYou

With your hosts,
@Jen_Reads @Samplergal @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader
#LitsyReadathon #LitsyHappenings

HufflepuffGirl90 Yes! I‘m so ready for this one!! 😍 2w
JazzFeathers Sounds great! I've just received a mail from NetGalley telling me l'm behind with my reviews 😫 2w
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Give it Away | Samuel Stricklen
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Aaaaaand GO! 😃

Caroline2 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times 😉 2w
Readingismyescape UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It‘s not. 2w
BooknerdsLife @Caroline2 ah! One of my all time favourites 😍😍👍🏼 2w
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starlight97 "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Okay maybe this is too easy ? 2w
BookNAround Reader, I married him. 2w
BooknerdsLife “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” From one of my favorite books 🤗 2w
BooknerdsLife @BookNAround 💖💖🤗 2w
tournevis It's not a known book, but: "There is scarred, twisted old madwoman in a cage in the courtyard." Talk about opening lines, right there! 2w
hermyknee “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” 2w
bookishkris “I still shiver with a kind of astonished delight when a gay brother or sister tells of their escape from the coffin world of the closet. Yes, yes, yes, goes a voice in my head, it was just like that for me.” (edited) 2w
Palimpsest “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” 2w
limada Tomorrow is another day. 2w
Naj It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. 2w
Leftcoastzen “I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up.” 2w
MaleficentBookDragon “Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse, for some.”

MellieAntoinette Nigella!!!!! Love her! 2w
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Waiting to Be Read | Jonika Antoinette Haynes
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Hey guys it's Week 2 for #MayMadness and we would love to see your #TBRStacks for the week. What do you have that is #NewToYou ? Post a pic and tag us 😍

@Clwojick @RadicalReader

the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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@MaleficentBookDragon thank you so much sweetheart I absolutely love everything that you sent me. And I love that you sent me a stuffed book!!! That was a great touch 💖🤗💖 I also love the hanging mermaid. I will put her up in my library 🧜
Can't wait to see what the rest of you guys have gotten 😍

#HGPBC #TeamCthulhu
@jillannjohn @BookwormAHN

MaleficentBookDragon It wasn't the best stuffed book; but baby creative steps. It was fun to do. I'm glad you liked it. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon I think it was perfect. I absolutely loved opening it. My husband was sitting beside me and his eyes got as wide as saucers when he saw me pull everything out of the book 😲😂😂😂 2w
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN hey sweetie the tracking says that it was delivered today. Did you receive the package? 1w
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BookwormAHN Yes, it is here 🌻 1w
TheReadingMermaid Yah!!!!! 😆😆😆 Looking forward to your post 1w
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN ⬆️⬆️⬆️ 1w
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Filling in and helping out...
Don't forget our next discussion is this Sunday at 1 p.m. CST

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! 💗 2w
rjsthumbelina Working today, but trying to catch up on last week's section and get caught up! 2w
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bedandabook I‘m reading this on the English Kindle edition and the page numbers don‘t correlate, so could somebody be kind enough to tell me what section title/chapter number I‘m reading up to? Thanks! 2w
TheReadingMermaid @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 didn't you figure this out? ⬆️⬆️⬆️ 2w
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid We did (or @Birdsong28 did more to the point) but that was for the audiobook. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @TheBookHippie do you know the correlation at all? ⬆️⬆️ 2w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheReadingMermaid @bedandabook It did have the book chapters on, this is the link for that post. Birdsong28's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/SFM0eFo2cWtP 2w
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 you are fabulous Sir thank you! 😘😘 2w
Andrew65 Well done @Birdsong28 🙌🙌🙌🙌👏👍😍 2w
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid That put a smile on my face. 😊👍😍 2w
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 Thanks 😘📚📖 2w
Birdsong28 @TheReadingMermaid @bedandabook I hope my post help as to see what chapters we should be reading up to. Although it doesn't show the mini sections within the sections but it corresponds to the pages set out by the leaders of the buddy read. 😘📚📖 2w
bedandabook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Birdsong28 Thank you so much! That‘s a huge help 😀 2w
Andrew65 @bedandabook Pleased to be able to help, although @birdsong28 did the legwork. 🙌 2w
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 @bedandabook Glad to help 😘📚📖 2w
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Time to go through those #MountTBR stacks and read the #NewToYou authors!!! This week is gonna be fun you guys!!!

Remember you are free to join in even if you did not participate in the first week. 😉

@Clwojick @RadicalReader