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UwannaPublishme

Joined April 2016

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I feel so #LitsyLoved! 🤗❤️Thanks for all your beautiful letters @Jee_HookedOnBookz @ScientistSam @Q84 @SauerPatch @ImperfectCJ @Rissreads @Stacey @Lovesbooks87 @Princess-Kingofkings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie
I‘m working on responses this week. But now that @Mitch says all this letter writing is making my brain sharper and more creative, I‘m not worried that I‘m so far behind. 😂✍🏻💌
#litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes, I agree with @Mitch ❤️❤️ 1d
Rissreads You are very welcome 💚 20h
UwannaPublishme @Rissreads 🤗🤗🤗 13h
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I finally listened to my first-ever Harry Potter novel. Now I know why everyone raves about Jim Dale. Damn he‘s good! 😍🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Bookwomble Mrs Bookwomble had a massive crush on Jim Dale when she was little 😍 I'm not sure that she's grown out it actually! 🤔 2w
Laughterhp Jim Dale 💚💚 2w
marleed I almost can‘t listen to him read anything else because for me he is the voice of Hogwarts. Any other story and I‘m trying to fit them at Hogwarts! 2w
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UwannaPublishme @Laughterhp I‘ll definitely be listening to more! ❤️ 2w
UwannaPublishme @marleed I see what you mean! 😁 I must check out what other books he narrated. 2w
Laughterhp I honestly searched Libby/overdrive for only books Jim Dale narrated! Peter Pan is a book he reads, I forget what else! 2w
marleed He read The Night Circus, as well. 2w
PurpleyPumpkin I reread the series last year and I listened to Jim Dale for most of it. He‘s amazing! So glad you enjoyed the book. 👍🏽 2w
UwannaPublishme @Laughterhp I‘m doing the same. 😊👍🏻I hear he also read A Christmas Carol. 1w
UwannaPublishme @marleed Cool! I‘ll add that one to my list. 👍🏻 1w
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I can‘t believe it too me so long. I‘m not sure I can stop now. 😁 1w
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Feeling Thankful | Shelley Rotner
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Just returned from vacation and my mailbox was stuffed with this gorgeous tote bag and a stack of #LitsyLove letters. Wow! Thanks @24in48 for such a cool door prize. And I‘m so grateful for all my #LitsyLove pen pals. Thanks for all the love! 😘😘😘 It‘s going to be a weekend of power letter writing. 😅✍🏻💌
P.S. Next #24in48 Readathon is January 18-19, 2020.

ljuliel Are they skipping the next 3 months for readathons ? That sounds so far away ! Is it for the holidays ? 3w
Avanders 🥰🥰🥰 3w
UwannaPublishme @ljuliel I‘m not sure. I only remember them having two a year. But there‘s never a shortage of Readathons. Dewey‘s is coming up on Oct 26. And #24b4Monday is going on now! 😊📚 3w
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UwannaPublishme @Avanders 😘😘😘 3w
tpixie Beautiful tote!!! 2w
UwannaPublishme @tpixie 😍👍🏻 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Congrats on the 24in48 door prize! Looks lovely. And wow, that a lot of mail! 😳 2w
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Anne Tyler was 33 when she wrote this mesmerizing 1974 novel (her 5th), which first gained her national recognition. Anne takes us deep into the haunted mind of a recluse artist who‘s severely panic-stricken at the thought of leaving his creative space to face the real world. Yet his unique perceptions make us wonder about our own reality. It‘s one of Anne‘s favorites and now it‘s definitely mine, too! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

PurpleyPumpkin Sounds so interesting... stacked! 📚 2w
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The Swap | Megan Shull
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Yay! Looking forward to our first annual #LitsyLove Winter Swap.

1: 👍🏻
2: Bookmarks, Stickers, Stationery
3: Pugs, Star Trek 🖖🏻
4: M&Ms
I love surprises! 😊

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So much to love here! Mallory‘s passionate storytelling & painstaking research to uncover the legacy of this brilliant artist, plus the fascinating history this pioneer had in the construction of Hearst Castle, the early animation days of Walt Disney and the founding of what is now the CA Institute of the Arts. It made me cry, cringe and cheer again and again.🙌🏻 Mallory‘s witty footnotes: priceless! Thx @rubyslippersreads for this perfect gift❤️

UwannaPublishme And yes, I am now a regular listener of Mallory and Brea‘s very cool Reading Glasses podcast. 🤓🙌🏻 1mo
Tanisha_A Great review! This is on my list! 🙃 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Tanisha_A It‘s sooooo good! 1mo
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Wow! 👀Look at all this #LitsyLove that arrived on my birthday. Thank you so much, my sweet Pen Pal Friends. I won‘t be able to fit all your names here, so consider yourself #Litsy-loved and hugged. 🤗❤️ I‘ll be taking my time reading and enjoying each one, so you‘ll hear back from me....eventually.😉

PurpleyPumpkin Wow, amazing! And you very much deserve to be celebrated on your birthday. Hope it was wonderful. 🥰🎂🎉 1mo
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Perfect day for a funny read. 😆

MySharonaK 😂 😂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks So much Far Side love!!! 1mo
Slajaunie 😂 1mo
UwannaPublishme @MySharonaK @TheAromaofBooks @Slajaunie Yay for us Far Side fans! 😂🙌🏻 1mo
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Happy Mail: Keep in touch with cool & stylish handmade snail mail! | Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle, Alex Bronstad
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I feel so #LitsyLove-d!❤️Thanks to @Moodyreader @iread2much @IndoorDame @laurenslibrary @BookwormAHN @bullbunny @catebutler @CarolineLovesToRead @Nevermore88 for your sweet letters. You made my month!
Is this #LitsyLove pen pal group the greatest or what? Hats off and hugs 🤗❤️🙌🏻 to our fearless organizers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie
I‘m getting my stationery out right now... ✍🏻💌

Nevermore88 It‘s been a while it felt so good writing to my Litsy love pals. 2mo
Lovesbooks87 #Litsylove is amazing! 2mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Big hugs to everyone 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Nevermore88 Glad you took a nice self-care break, and very glad you‘re back. 💌 Hugs to you and your awesome kids. 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Lovesbooks87 Yaaas! 🙌🏻 2mo
UwannaPublishme @BookwormAHN ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Right back at ya! 😘😘😘 2mo
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Great Kindle deal today on Kate Mulgrew‘s new memoir. Thanks Book Riot!

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When you read a Tina Turner memoir (1986 or 2018), you can‘t help feeling empowered, ready to take on the world and ready to get up and dance! Now at age 79, Tina has found new love, still hasn‘t seen the biopic film What‘s Love Got To Do With It and still lives life to its fullest. She‘s also an avid reader of Chopra, Dante & Horst. “Something for the spirit, something for the intellect and something for the senses.” Tina is simply the best!🙌🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So there‘s still hope for me if she found love at 79 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 He‘s 16 years younger, and they were longtime friends before they tied the knot. 2mo
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Yippee! Anne Tyler is releasing her newest novel on April 7, 2020! It‘s about staunch creature of habit Micah Mortimer whose meticulously organized and routine life is thrown off kilter by this redhead. 😁 “A funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes.” Yaaaaas! 🙌🏻

Lauren.Archer Yeah that is two days before my b-day. Wonderful present. 2mo
LauraBeth 💃💃💃 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Lauren.Archer Perfect present for you! 🎉🙌🏻 2mo
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UwannaPublishme @LauraBeth I can‘t help dancing too. 😁💕Just love her books! 2mo
LauraBeth @uwannpublishme Did you read Clock Dance? I still have that on my TBR. 2mo
UwannaPublishme @LauraBeth Yes! And loved it. More of the quirkiest characters ever, and they keep you guessing all the time. You can‘t go wrong with Anne! 🙌🏻 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @uwannapublishme! I want to get to it before April 7! 😃 2mo
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I‘d like to give a big Southpaw Salute 👍🏻 to all my fellow Litsy Lefthanders 👈🏻on International Lefthanders Day today! And here‘s to all the authors in their “right” mind who penned the best books for us with their left hand: 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Tina Fey, Diane Keaton, Whoopie Goldberg,
Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Emma Thompson
H.G. Wells, Eudora Welty, Peter Benchley and the lefties list goes on!
#lefthander
#lefthandersday

TK421 Lefties unite!😊 2mo
UwannaPublishme @TK421 😊👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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Joan Didion was once considered a radical writer for turning standard syntax on its ear and adding her personal reflections and stories into her articles. My, how times have changed! It‘s nice to hear that Joan, now 84, is still writing and rocking the boat. 🙌🏻 Her essay “On Self-Respect” moved me most. And who better than Diane Keaton to deliver Didion‘s profound thoughts?

PurpleyPumpkin I recently read Didion‘s The Year of Magical Thinking and it completely surprised me. It was a difficult but excellent read. I hadn‘t heard of this book, but will definitely add it to my tbr. Great review!👍🏽 2mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I‘m so glad to hear your thoughts on The Year of Magical Thinking. It‘s next on my list! 😊👍🏻Will I need a box of tissues? 2mo
kspenmoll You will need a box of tissues. I read it when it was published & thought it was a beautiful portrayal of a mother‘s grief & family relationships. 2mo
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PurpleyPumpkin I agree with @kspenmoll, you'll need those tissues! I found it to be truly thought-provoking and very moving. Well worth reading. 2mo
UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll @PurpleyPumpkin Thanks for preparing me. 💕 2mo
Smrloomis @kspenmoll @PurpleyPumpkin I‘m with you guys! I read and loved The Year of Magical Thinking - very moving. Hope you enjoy it too @UwannaPublishme 2mo
UwannaPublishme Thanks @sI‘m definitely moving it up on my TBR list. 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Smrloomis (oops! See above...) 2mo
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Hugs to @Soubhiville @TheBookHippie @PurpleyPumpkin @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @catiewithac @Jee_HookedOnBookz @Rissreads @iread2much @NeedsMoreBooks for your sweet notes! Your #LitsyLove meant so much during this crazy-busy month. 🤗❤️ I‘m working on your responses slowly but surely. ✍🏻💌
(P.S. I didn‘t get my pug yet, that‘s just a giant magnet!)

Avanders 🥰🥰 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks Yay! 🤗🤗 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Oh my gosh, I was going to ask about the pug! He‘s very cute and so lifelike at first glance. 💜 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💌💗 2mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I used to put this pug on the bottom of my file cabinet at work and it really looked like a real dog was standing there! 😆 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin That‘s a great idea. 😂 2mo
iread2much That‘s a cool magnet 2mo
UwannaPublishme @iread2much It keeps me smiling! 😆 2mo
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Harriet Tubman inspires me beyond words. Such fearlessness and determination. You can learn a lot rereading this little 1951 chapter book about The Underground Railroad and how one woman refused to give up, give in or leave anyone behind. And I hear there‘s a new film “Harriet” coming this Fall. 🙌🏻

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Check out this package of goodies I just received. Talk about #happymail. Wow! I‘m doing flips over these amazing books and the coolest #Star Trek bookmark and #DarkShadows magnet. Be still my Geek heart. 😁🖖🏻🧛🏻‍♂️ I can‘t thank you enough, @rubyslippersreads 🤗❤️❤️❤️

rubyslippersreads You‘re very welcome! (I have Barnabas on my fridge too. 😁🦇) 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Aww so thoughtful!🥰 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads I put Barnabas right next to John Karlen and Elvira. 😁 2mo
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FYI to all Suzanne Kelman fans. You can preorder her newest book for only 99 cents! Releases Oct. 25th. This time she wrote a heart-wrenching historical novel set in 1941 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. “An incredible story of love, hope and friendship, and a testament to humanity and courage in history‘s darkest days. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Lilac Girls, and The Nightingale.”
Here‘s the link: https://geni.us/B07VT4SZTJCover

PurpleyPumpkin I don‘t think I‘ve read any books by this author. Stacked!📚 2mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin It‘s hard to resist this description! Plus I‘ve enjoyed everything she‘s written so far. 😊👍🏻 2mo
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Between Suzanne‘s wacky characters and Rainbow‘s hilarious email banter, both of these books get a 👍🏻 for making me laugh out loud. I love when that happens! 😁

TheAromaofBooks I reread Attachments recently - that book is such a delight! I don't know how she manages to make Lincoln a total cinnamon roll instead of a creeper, but she completely pulls it off haha 3mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Right??!! Beth and Jennifer‘s emails were a riot, but how did they ever get any work done? 😂👍🏻 3mo
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Reading Is Fun | Ed Shems
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What a great Readathon Weekend! I got to hang out with my wonderful reading buddies from around the world, listen to some great audiobooks during a 3.5-mile beach walk and put a little dent in my TBR list. 😁 Thanks to our amazing #24in48 organizers Rachel, Kristen and Kerry! 🙌🏻
Kudos to everyone who played along and who cheered us on! 🤗❤️📚
@24in48

Megabooks 😎😎👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
julesG 👏👏👏 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a great job! 😃👏 3mo
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Librarybelle Great job! 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, excellent job! You got a lot of reading done, glad to hear that it helped to whittle down your tbr. 😊 3mo
mrp27 Always a good time! 📚📚📚 3mo
Readerann 👏👍 3mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I also wanted to thank you for your card! I‘m way behind in my letters, but you will hear from me before the next Readathon! 😁💌✍🏻 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Glad to hear you received my card!👍🏽And don't you worry about writing back, I get how busy life can be. I have a hard time keeping up myself. And you've got soooooo many penpals!😅 3mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin 😁❤️👍🏻 What makes it fun is there are no deadlines! How many are there in your group of Poutine pals? 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme We're sitting at 14 PPPs right now, including me. That's totally enough for me!😉There's over 100 in your group, right? 3mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin And counting! 😁 3mo
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It‘s #Hour 42 (already?) and us #24in48 Readathoners get to pick our favorite read. Here‘s mine: Anne Tyler‘s 3rd novel (1970) about a painfully shy teenage girl who becomes wildly obsessed with a perplexing musician. To see how far this groupie will go to get this rock star‘s attention certainly got mine. 😳
#YourFavoriteOneChallenge
#24in48
#YearofAnneTyler
@24in48

C.Perone I loved this book 3mo
mrp27 I really liked this one too. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @C.Perone @mrp27 I was hooked on these quirky characters from the start. 👍🏻 3mo
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Good morning to all #24in48 Readathoners! Hope you‘re all well rested and enjoying great reads. I remember devouring all the Donna Parker (1957-64) books when I was a kid. And I still have my original copy of The Incredible Journey (1960). How can you not love this story about those 3 resilient and beloved pets? 🐶🐶🐱❤️
#YAandMiddleGradeChallenge
#24in48
@24in48

PurpleyPumpkin Look at you up and at ‘em at such an early hour! And you‘ve still got lots of energy to read AND do the challenges. Good for you! Hope you have a great reading day. 😊💜📚 3mo
rubyslippersreads I just read The Incredible Journey for the first time since elementary school. And watched the old Disney movie. ❤️🐶🐱 3mo
mrp27 Morning!! Happy Day 2! 3mo
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UwannaPublishme Thought I‘d head out early with Craig and do some audiobook listening on the beach. Gorgeous day! Wishing you another day of great reads! 🤗❤️📚📚📚 3mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads The old Disney movie is one of my favorites! I may be due for a reread. ❤️👍🏻 3mo
UwannaPublishme @mrp27 🤗❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Readerann I loved Donna Parker! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Readerann Yay! Someone else knows Donna Parker. 🙌🏻 3mo
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Yay! We‘re halfway there at #Hour 24. I‘ve read 2.5 books and clocked in 10 hours so far. I‘m getting a little too cozy on my Peanuts blanket, but these nutty snacks should do the trick. 🤪

Whether you‘re napping or reading, I‘m sending 🤗🤗🤗 to all!
#24in48
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PurpleyPumpkin Well done you! 10 hours, that's awesome. Keep it going, you can do it!👍🏽 3mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Uh-oh...I have to confess: I can count the romance novels I‘ve read on one hand. (if that!) Does Rainbow Rowell or Debbie Macomber count? I get most of my scandalous content from all the celeb memoirs I read. So please give me your rom-com recs, even if they might make my hair curlier! 🤣
#Hour18
#RomanceChallenge
#24in48
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24in48 There's so much in the world of romance to explore, you don't have to read things that make your hair curl! It's like choose your own adventure but pick-your-steam-level, LOL. Rom coms we love: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren, The Flatshare by Bet O'Leary, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell! 3mo
Clwojick Both those authors count! I‘d recommend Brenda Novak, or Dorothea Benton Frank. 3mo
Clwojick This one was cute too! 3mo
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PurpleyPumpkin I'm with you, romance is not my go-to genre. But how about something that may not be typical romance but would, I think, still fit the bill? I read the audiobook for A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue not so long ago, and I quite enjoyed it! 3mo
CouronneDhiver Even if they make my hair curlier... 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Amandajoy I don‘t read a lot of romance but have started exploring the genre more recently. This was one of the first ones I read and I loved it. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @24in48 Thanks for all this great info and recs! And I get to pick my own steam level? This genre will be quite fun to explore! 😂👍🏻 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Clwojick I so appreciate your recs. 🤗👍🏻 I didn‘t realize how vast this genre is. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin This one sounds like fun! I will definitely check it out. Thx! 🤗❤️ 3mo
UwannaPublishme @CouronneDhiver You know us Curly Heads worry about these things! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Amandajoy Thanks so much! A good title like this always woos me! 😁👍🏻 3mo
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Flight Lessons | Patricia Gaffney
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My audio reading life is a little unusual. I hunt around thrift stores for vintage audiobooks on cassettes and CDs to listen to in my car. Yes, my Toyota Solara convertible is equipped with a cassette player! 🤪 And if I‘m on foot, I may even be listening on a library playaway. My favorite audiobook to date: Carole King‘s “A Natural Woman.”
#Hour12 #AudiobooksChallenge
#24in48
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Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻😆 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Clwojick Old habits are hard to break! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin This takes me back! I used to listen, or try to listen, to audiobooks in the car on our CD player. But I didn't like the fact that I couldn't pause and restart easily. I always ended up getting lost and didn't much enjoy the experience. Fast forward to today and audiobooks are a mainstay in my reading! Glad to see your enjoying the 'thon.👍🏽 3mo
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UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin So true! It‘s a lot easier with Libby and Audible, but sometimes I just can‘t resist those oldies but goodies! 😂 3mo
UwannaPublishme @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I think I bought this car just for the tape deck! 🤣 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme 😂Hey, tape decks are making a comeback! You're on the cutting edge, my friend.🙌🏽 3mo
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House of Dark Shadows | Robert Liparulo
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Just waking up and wanted to share my #SFF addiction to anything and everything #DarkShadows for the Hour 3 #SFFChallenge. Been hooked since this campy series first aired in 1966. #24in48
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rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this photo! Maybe I‘ll have to post a DS photo of my own. 😄🦇 3mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads Please do! I want to peek at your favorite DS memorabilia. 👀❤️ 3mo
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My Life and Hard Times | James Thurber
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Thought this amusing James Thurber memoir would go great with some cherry pie! Plus I needed something sweet to keep me awake until Hour 3.
Happy Readathoning to everyone!
#24in48
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Mollyanna Have a great readathon! 3mo
kspenmoll Yum yum yum! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Mollyanna 🤗🤗🤗 3mo
UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll Cherry pie is always my first choice! 😋 3mo
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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a couple of memoirs ✅
an award-winning play✅
a couple of classics✅
a little poetry✅
a little Anne Tyler✅
a funny graphic novel✅
plus a handful of audiobooks✅

Yep, I‘m ready for #24in48
See you all tonight when we start Readathoning! 🤓📚🙌🏻
@24in48

PurpleyPumpkin Wow, look at you all prepped! And it looks like a great reading stack. I've been adding books to my stack for a little over a week and I'm really looking forward to some quality reading time. See you tomorrow during the #readathon! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Glad you compiled a great stack too. I‘m going for small books, happy themes and classics that have been sitting on my TBR forever. See you in an hour! 📚❤️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Tasha Tudor's illustrations are my favorite Wind in the Willow pictures! 3mo
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Going Postal | Terence David John Pratchett
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Time to answer some #happymail! 😊💌
Thanks for your heartwarming notes, coolest puppy cards and all the #LitsyLove❤️
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @catebutler @WorldsOkayestStepMom @Purrfectpages @MaGoose @laurenslibrary 🤗🤗🤗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
MaGoose Anytime. I enjoy writing letters to my Litsy friends. 3mo
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I loved peeking into Steinbeck‘s personal diary(never revised or meant for publication)to learn what was going on in his head while writing East of Eden! This book is pure candy for anyone who read #EOE or wants a private glimpse into the author‘s creative process. Steinbeck kept his manuscript in the wooden box(above)that he hand carved with the Hebrew letters for the word “timshel.” Can‘t wait for our #buddyread discussion tomorrow!
@Cinfhen

catebutler Oh! This sounds excellent! I loved EOE, so I‘d love to learn more about the backstory. 3mo
Cinfhen I thought the tidbits you shared really added an extra layer of insight to our discussions!! Thank you 🤓👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
batsy Yes, thanks for sharing bits from the book as you read! 3mo
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UwannaPublishme @catebutler There is definitely some juicy trivia about EOE. Plus intriguing details about his writing and personal life. 👍🏻 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Cinfhen Thanks for inspiring me to read it. Your buddy read got me hooked on Steinbeck. Next up is his son‘s book. 🤔 3mo
UwannaPublishme @batsy And thank you for all your insights! 🤗🤗🤗 3mo
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Steinbeck stirred so many of my emotions throughout this gripping classic. Some characters won my ❤️ while others made the hair on my neck stand up! 😬Now I want to see hunky James Dean in the film version. But who knew about this six-hour TV adaptation with Jane Seymour as “she-serpent” Cathy? Had to order it.🤭 Of
course I‘ll be sharing it with the amazing @Cinfhen and our great group of #EOE #buddyread friends.

Cinfhen I can‘t see Jane Seymour in the role of Cathy!!!!! That should be interesting and does James Dean play Adam?? I don‘t see that either!!!! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing all the juicy tidbits from Steinbeck‘s journals. I thought they were so interesting to get into his psyche & writing process. 3mo
batsy @Cinfhen I'm fascinated about Jane Seymour playing Cathy, as well! And I think in the movie James Dean is Cal *swoon* 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I saw the trailer with JD. Will find time to watch it. 😉 Nice review! 👍 3mo
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Cinfhen That makes sense @batsy I totally see Dean as Cal 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Cinfhen @batsy It‘s hard to imagine Dr. Quinn playing Cathy! 😆 Jane Seymour won a Best Actress Emmy for #EOE. Oh, I can‘t wait to watch both movies. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Cinfhen Thank YOU 🤗🙌🏻 for all your organizing and provoking questions. I feel like our discussions brought a new dimension of understanding to this book. I‘m so anxious for Friday to hear what everyone thinks of Part 4. 🤔 3mo
UwannaPublishme @erzascarletbookgasm We‘ll all have to compare notes after we watch the movies. 3mo
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This beautiful memoir was more like a 7-decade retrospective of the music industry. Wow! No wonder Carole spent 12 years writing it! Hard to believe how many popular songs Carole and first husband Gerry Goffin wrote. I couldn‘t help humming at the mention of “Chains,” “One Fine Day, “Natural Woman” and then some. Also loved the extra treat of Carole singing several songs a cappella on the audiobook. 🙌🏻
(Elissa Kline photo from Carole‘s FB page)

Crazeedi She is one of my favorite singers and composers, I only had a couple albums when I was young, and tapestry was one!❤ 3mo
Crazeedi I'm going to look for audiobook! 3mo
Samplergal I feel so lucky. I just borrowed this from my library on audiobook! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Sresendez12 I‘m going to have to read this one! I saw the musical a few years ago and absolutely loved it. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Crazeedi Yaas! Tapestry was one of my first albums too! We both can probably know the words to all the songs. 😊 I loved Fantasy as well. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Samplergal Yay! It‘s really good! I‘m so glad she narrated. Carole has had her ups and downs, but she kept making beautiful music. 🎹 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Sresendez12 Lucky you! I‘ve been wanting to see it. I got to see Carole in concert years back in LA. Love her and her music! 🙌🏻 3mo
Crazeedi @UwannaPublishme I do know all the words, of course!!!😍 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Crazeedi 😁🎤🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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Anne Lamott really gets us, doesn‘t she? 🤣

In this latest book, she‘s back with more provoking wisdom on finding hope and joy in our complicated lives and chaotic world. 🙌🏻
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wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ so true. 3mo
AmyG I so love Anne. 💕 3mo
UwannaPublishme @AmyG 😊👍🏻 And her books are sooooo good! 3mo
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Woweee! My mailbox is overflowing with #LitsyLove! I feel so happy and empowered by all of your beautiful cards, letters and coolest bookmark! #LitsyLove Pen Pals ROCK! ❤️✍🏻 Hugs and big thank you‘s to: @Canndor @WorldsOkayestStepMom @mellissimo @Stacypatrice @laurenslibrary @Soubhiville @Nevermore88
We‘re 100+ members strong (and counting!) thanks to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie 🙌🏻 Come join the fun!

Soubhiville What a great bookmark! 4mo
Stacypatrice 💙💌😀 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So Awesome 🙌🏻❤️😘 4mo
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More trivia for #eoe #buddyread: Here are photos of Steinbeck‘s real-life mother Olive and maternal grandfather Samuel Hamilton, who both appear as characters in his epic novel East of Eden. Steinbeck said he strongly identified with Samuel, especially his yen for inventions. He referred to his mother, a schoolteacher, as “the strongest woman I ever knew.” Olive was also an avid reader, which she obviously passed on to her son.😉 @Cinfhen 👇🏻

UwannaPublishme In his #eoe Journal, Steinbeck confirms: “All of the Hamilton stories are true! 🤔 He writes: “I can tell all about them now because they are all dead and they won‘t resent the truth about themselves.” 4mo
Cinfhen Hmmmmm. So Olive really went up in that stunt plane!!! I thought that part was unnecessary to EoE but I guess Steinbeck was chronicling his family history 4mo
Tanisha_A Ooh! Thank you for sharing this. I have read TGoW and OMaM by him, and loved them both. Hope to read this sometime. 4mo
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bookandbedandtea @Cinfhen I've been wondering why he threw in that story as it doesn't seem to have anything to do with anything. It's neat to learn that he included his family history in this book. 4mo
bookandbedandtea @UwannaPublishme I'm growing interested in reading his journals. Thanks for posting these pictures! 4mo
UwannaPublishme @Cinfhen @bookandbedandtea Yes! Olive did go up in the plane. Steinbeck says he had a specific purpose for including Olive that will learn soon enough. 🤔 4mo
UwannaPublishme @Tanisha_A You must add this one to your list. Once you start, you won‘t want to put it down! 4mo
UwannaPublishme @bookandbedandtea These journals are so cool! I feel like I‘m watching him during his triumphs and struggles and listening to his innermost thoughts. 4mo
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#EOE trivia: Steinbeck wrote EOE-after a bitter divorce-for his 2 sons who went to live with their mother. He wanted to teach them the “greatest story of all: of good & evil, strength & weakness, love & hate, beauty & ugliness.” “How neither can exist without the other and how creativeness is born from them.” He also wanted his sons to learn the quality of their heritage and get to know their family so these stories wouldn‘t be forgotten. 👇🏻

UwannaPublishme Steinbeck pictured here with his sons Thom and John IV during the summer of 1951. Both sons became authors and journalists. (Photo from his bio: The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, writer) 4mo
UwannaPublishme @Cinfhen Lots of juicy background details in these EOE letters! 4mo
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mrp27 Thanks for the tag @Cinfhen I'm totally fascinated! 4mo
mrp27 Thanks for sharing @UwannaPublishme sheds new light to the book. 4mo
DebinHawaii So interesting! Thank you for the info @UwannaPublishme & for the tag @Cinfhen 🤗 4mo
Marina_h Thanks for sharing @UwannaPublishme and the tag @Cinfhen . Great background knowledge... I definitely see some of the bitter divorce shinning through in this story and what he's trying to teach his sons 4mo
Kalalalatja So interesting! 4mo
sisilia Fascinating 4mo
Blaire Thanks for the tag @cinfhen. @uwannapublishme fascinating background to keep in mind while reading. 4mo
UwannaPublishme @Cinfhen Thx for tagging everyone! These letters are very raw and revealing since JS is writing them to his editor. I‘m trying to catch up on his journal so I can read it simultaneously with the book. Will keep you posted when he gets to Cathy. 😳 4mo
batsy That is fascinating and thanks for sharing and for the tag @Cinfhen ! The bitter undertones of a failed marriage kind of haunt the novel. Interesting also because I felt there was a certain section in Part 2 that felt very didactic about the Bible and the nature of good and evil so it makes sense that he was writing it for his sons. 4mo
emilyhaldi So interesting 🤓 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for sharing, very interesting. Thanks for the tag @Cinfhen 4mo
Cinfhen I agree with all of you!! This brings a new level of interest to the story but now I know this narrator is FAR from objective @Marina_h @DebinHawaii @mrp27 @Kalalalatja @sisilia @Blaire @batsy @emilyhaldi @erzascarletbookgasm 4mo
rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen @UwannaPublishme This sounds fascinating! A great complement to the novel. Can I read them concurrently, or are there spoilers in the letters? 4mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen I‘d highly recommend it, especially if you want to get into Steinbeck‘s head, learn about his quirks, home life, writing habits and inside thoughts on these characters. He wrote this diary of notes to his editor as a warm-up before his daily writing of the novel. I‘m reading it concurrently and so far, no spoilers. I‘m loving it! 4mo
Cinfhen Really good insight!! Is Cathy meant to be the ex wife ??? 4mo
UwannaPublishme @Cinfhen In his bio, 2nd ex-wife told JS she hadn‘t loved him for years and had been unfaithful to him for years. He said: “She killed my love for her with little cruelties.” Cathy could be a compilation of people JS knew, but I‘d say some traits of the ex are definitely in there! 4mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen Uh-oh. I‘ve been reading more of the Journal this morning and there ARE spoilers. 😩 He‘s jumping around a bit and it seems the first draft was edited and rewritten quite a bit. Still fascinating material! 4mo
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Check out this vintage pulp edition cover of Steinbeck‘s East of Eden. Looks like we‘re in for a few more surprises from Cathy. Oh my! 😬
Can‘t wait for our first discussion on Friday. #eoe #buddyread
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great cover!! 4mo
LeahBergen What a cover! 👏🏻 4mo
LauraJ The best cover! 4mo
Cathythoughts I agree ... that‘s a great cover 4mo
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Who Were the Beatles? | Geoff Edgers
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Just had to give a shout out to this delightful and creatively scripted story about my heartthrobs: The Fab Four. Even this die-hard Beatle fan learned many new details about John, Paul, George and Ringo: what their childhoods were like, how they met, the musical icons that influenced them and their intense impact on the world. I‘ll be checking out WhoHQ for more titles. Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? may be up next. 🙌🏻

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I ❤️my #LitsyLove Pen Pals! 😘🙌🏻 Thank you dear bookish friends for making every day feel like Christmas: @bullbunny @WorldsOkayestStepMom @Moodyreader @laurenslibrary @LokiDokey @IndoorDame @tracey38 @CoffeeNBooks @MaGoose @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I also ❤️ Steinbeck and I‘m thrilled about the #EOE #buddyread staring in 3 days. (Thx for hosting @Cinfhen !) So my #LitsyLove responses may be a little later than usual. 😆

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen So nice to see so much #LitsyLove going around ♥️good job @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen thank you Cindy 😘😘😘 4mo
tracey38 🌺✉🌺 4mo
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Anne Tyler may not be overly fond of her earlier books, but I find this second novel of hers (written in 1965) brilliantly haunting in its realism. It reminded me of how life can be as stagnant as our old photographs when we choose comfortable routine over the uncharted path of change.

readordierachel Lovely review 4mo
UwannaPublishme @readordierachel Thank you! 🤗💕 4mo
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Besides playing the sexiest Dracula🧛🏻‍♂️ever, Frank Langella has added writing to his colorful repertoire. He‘s pretty good at it, too. When he dropped some of the biggest names among Hollywood icons and noted novelists in this book, Frank certainly caught my attention. But a few of these extremely personal stories and tragic revelations made me feel like I was peeking behind a door that should perhaps remain closed. 🤔

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The Story of My Life | Helen Keller
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This classic memoir continues to move me every time I read it. I especially enjoyed the chapters Helen wrote about all the books she adored reading. It still amazes me how her beloved teacher Anne Sullivan attended college classes with Helen since many textbooks at the time weren‘t available in Braille. Oh, the tenacity of these empowering women! 💕 This video says it all: https://youtu.be/GzlriQv16gg

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You've Got Mail | Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron
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Look at all this #LitsyLove! ❤️ What fun corresponding and getting to know all of my beautiful bookish friends. Hugs and thanks to @NeedsMoreBooks @Canndor @Stacypatrice @catebutler @Sarah24 and my CA neighbor @CaliforniaCay
Responses will be on their way soon. 🤗✍🏻

Thx coolest cohosts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie 😎🙌🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 5mo
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Oh Lorna, you won my heart again. I felt so many emotions reading this beautifully written novel-from nostalgia and melancholy to pure joy. I loved perusing Haze Evans‘ weekly columns so I could learn how this intriguing 80-something journalist inspired the many folks in her close-knit community in so many ways. If any of my writer friends out there doubts that your words can change a person‘s life, then you really need to read this one.

Samplergal I‘ve loved her books. Going to have to find this one. 5mo
UwannaPublishme @Samplergal So nice to meet another Lorna fan! 🙌🏻 This one was released in March. Which ones are your favorites? 5mo
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UwannaPublishme @Samplergal Good one! I was hooked after I read Patty Jane‘s House Of Curl. But I also love Welcome to the Great Mysterious and 5mo
rubyslippersreads ❤️ Lorna! Did you know she‘s a Betsy-Tacy fan? 5mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads I didn‘t know about Betsy-Tacy myself! Where have I been? 🤭 5mo
rubyslippersreads @UwannaPublishme I‘m sure Lorna would want you to read them. 😄 5mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads She sure would! And I‘m on it! 🤣 4mo
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After rereading this engaging classic about the brazen dog trainer who rocked the lives of the overly rigid Leary family, I had to watch the movie again. Director Larry Kasdan loved the book so much, he met with author Anne Tyler who showed him all the places in Baltimore that she wrote about. And that‘s where many of the scenes were shot. The story reminds us that life isn‘t very much fun without change and a few surprises. 😊
#YearofAnneTyler

PurpleyPumpkin I saw this movie years ago! When I realized that it was based on a novel, I resolved to read it. But I never did!!! Thanks for this reminder. 😉👍🏽 5mo
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Best Weekend Ever! I went to my local Friends of the Library Book Sale and picked up some of these vintage
classics. And then I found my mailbox brimming with #LitsyLove!
Hugs to @PurpleyPumpkin @WorldsOkayestStepMom @tracey38 @whatsthEStorey @Nevermore88 @Rissreads @IndoorDame @CoffeeNBooks @MaGoose @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for all the beautiful notes, postcards and bookmarks. You are all such a blessing!🤗❤️

Tanisha_A Wow! 😍 5mo
Nevermore88 Wow it‘s all beautiful! 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin Look at all that Litsy love! How wonderful. 🥰 5mo
tracey38 Loving it! 💜💛💜💛 5mo
Rissreads Your very welcome 💚 5mo
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I adore both the Archie Comics and Predator, so this crossover series was a fun treat! The perfect amount of corn, camp and carnage coupled with a team of creative writers with a wild sense of humor. 🤣

Stacypatrice Oh my goodness!! It looks like my ex-boyfriend is coming to dinner. Be warned.... he farts atrociously 🤢 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, what a concept! There‘s no way I would ever have dreamed up this pairing, but it sounds like it works. Glad you enjoyed it!👍🏽 5mo
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UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I have to thank @TK421 for posting about this crazy match-up. Can you believe Archie is taking on more unlikely foes like the Punisher and Sharknado? 🤣 These will be hard to resist! 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin There are more?!?!? Hilarious! 😂I‘ll have to check these out. 👍🏽 5mo
minkyb Wow. I had no clue this existed. 5mo
UwannaPublishme @minkyb I had know idea either! Good thing we have Litsy to feed our TBR list 😁 5mo
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Author Scott O‘Dell (1898-1989) always had a high respect for all people, animals and nature, and abhorred those who abused or disrespected them. He wrote adult fiction for years until penning this powerful children‘s classic of survival and endurance. “The reason I write is to say something. I‘ve forsaken adults because they‘re not going to change, although they may try awfully hard. But children can and do change.” 😍🙌🏻

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You've Got Mail: Don't Write Off the Letter | Kelsey Hurwitz, Shannon Robb
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I got hugged with more #LitsyLove this week. Which means both of my mugs are smiling. 😆 Thank you for your sweet notes and cool bookmarks @Canndor @EH2018 @Stacypatrice
Time to catch up on my own letter writing! 💌✍🏻

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

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I love geeking out over books about reading. Lots of funny and relatable stories here about book hangovers, literary sins and the classics that changed our lives. Cheers to creative author and podcaster extraordinaire Anne Bogel! Though I blame “Who Should I Read Next?” for a good portion of my TBRs! 🤭📚📚📚

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