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UwannaPublishme

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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. 2d
UwannaPublishme @Samplergal So nice to meet another Lorna fan! 🙌🏻 This one was released in March. Which ones are your favorites? 1d
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 13h
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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. 😉👍🏽 2w
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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! 😍 2w
Nevermore88 Wow it‘s all beautiful! 2w
youneverarrived 😍😍 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Look at all that Litsy love! How wonderful. 🥰 2w
tracey38 Loving it! 💜💛💜💛 2w
Rissreads Your very welcome 💚 2w
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Archie vs Predator | Alex De Campi, Fernando Ruiz
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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 🤢 3w
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!👍🏽 3w
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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! 2w
PurpleyPumpkin There are more?!?!? Hilarious! 😂I‘ll have to check these out. 👍🏽 2w
minkyb Wow. I had no clue this existed. 1w
UwannaPublishme @minkyb I had know idea either! Good thing we have Litsy to feed our TBR list 😁 1w
minkyb Truth 1w
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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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Happy Easter Day! | Wendy Watson
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Happy Easter, Everyone! 🐰 I thought I‘d share this adorable statue I found on eBay.
Feeling so blessed to be a part of this kind-hearted, generous and FUN community. Enjoy your day! ❤️
#LitsyLove
#DearGodKids

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I keep getting showered with #LitsyLove! Thanks so much for brightening my day with your sweet cards and letters: @Nevermore88 @WorldsOkayestStepMom @MaGoose @IndoorDame 😘❤️
And a big hug to our creative hosts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie for getting all this love started. The #LitsyLove postcard and bookmark are gorgeous! 🙌🏻
I also found the coolest discount stationery at our local Tuesday Morning store. Responses coming soon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE Tuesday Morning!!!! 💗💗💗💗 1mo
Nevermore88 Yay! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I didn‘t realize they had so much stationery! 1mo
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Anne Tyler intricately pieces together a portrait of the fractured Tull family with memories from each family member. But what they individually remember is so vastly different. And somehow through these discrepancies, humorous moments, forgotten dreams, deep scars and bitter rivalries, we discover why they hunger for this sacred bond. Simply brilliant! This may be my favorite Tyler novel to date! 🙌🏻
#YearofAnneTyler

Chelsea.Poole Oh my, I love Anne Tyler! I've never read this one, but you've convinced me that I must. ☺️ 1mo
Joyfulmimi I really do need to read this. 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Chelsea.Poole @Joyfulmimi I love meeting Anne Tyler fans! 🙌🏻 My goal this year is to read all her books I haven‘t read yet. I can‘t believe I missed this one since it‘s one of her most popular books. It just floored me. I can‘t stop thinking about it. Keep me posted when you read it, so can compare notes. 😊 1mo
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Joyfulmimi I LOVED “The Accidental Tourist”! Have you read it @UwannaPublishme ? 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Joyfulmimi I read it too long ago, so I just downloaded the audiobook. Definitely time to reread! 1mo
minkyb Huge fan here. For decades. Have read them all! 1w
UwannaPublishme Nice to see you @minkyb ! I didn‘t know you were a big Anne Tyler fan too. So I must ask: Which ones are your favorites? 1w
minkyb Ah. So hard. My first was searching for Caleb so that will always hold a special place. Honestly I love them all. She creates such amazing characters. 1w
UwannaPublishme @minkyb I know what you mean. My first was Ladder of Years and still close to my heart. I never want her books to end because I feel so connected to her characters. The Tin Can Tree is up next! 1w
minkyb I really should re-read them all. I wish I was not such a slow reader. 1w
UwannaPublishme @minkyb You can‘t be slower than I am! 🐌🐌🐌🐌 1w
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I‘ve had so much fun getting to know everyone else. And now I‘m really late to the party. 😆
#20thingsaboutme
#LitsyLove
Thanks so much for all you do @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww thank you 💗💗🤗 I have natural curly hair too 💁‍♀️ 2mo
rretzler How fun! I may have to do this and be very late 😂 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👩🏻‍🦱🙌🏻 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rretzler Join the fun! There‘s always time! 😆 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @rretzler email me at loverofofbooks75@gmail dot com with your username, address and birthday and I‘ll add you!! 2mo
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I‘m surrounded by the best current read and all this #LitsyLove! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 @Canndor @whatsthEStorey @Stacypatrice Your beautiful letters brought me such joy this week. 🤗💕 As soon as I can pry this wonderful book out of my hands, I will be responding. 😁✍🏻

Stacypatrice 🧡💌 2mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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Happy Friyay to all! Thx for the tag @robinb 🤗❤️
1. Either 60s or 70s because I loved the music, especially my Carole King Tapestry album, Melanie albums and everything by The Beatles. Plus I really wanted to drive my very own cherry red 1964 Mustang convertible. 😁🎧🚘
2. Any format works for me.
3. 👵🏻
4. More like 3,000 miles
5. 🥰
#Friyayintro
Rock on @howjessreads 😎

kspenmoll My dad had a mustang- ! 2mo
BarbaraJean Carole King!! 💜 2mo
robinb 👍😊💞 2mo
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UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll Weren‘t they the coolest cars? 😍 2mo
UwannaPublishme @BarbaraJean She still rocks! 🙌🏻 2mo
kspenmoll Yes the coolest! We used to live going for ride in it- had to take turns as there were 8 of us. Definitely his car! (edited) 2mo
UwannaPublishme I definitely would have been the 9th kid waiting in line for a ride! 😁 2mo
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Love Boats | Jeraldine Saunders
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What an entertaining memoir from the 70s! This is the dynamic & determined woman who broke the gender barrier in the cruise industry when she became the first female cruise director. Who knew what really goes on aboard these ships? 🤭If you‘re old enough (like me!) you‘ll remember the vintage TV series based on this book. Sadly, author Jeraldine passed away last month just as she was negotiating and writing “Love Boat: The Musical” for Broadway.

rretzler Watched on Saturday nights in HS along with Fantasy Island! 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rretzler That‘s right! Thanks for reminding me. I loved Fantasy Island too! 😊👍🏻 2mo
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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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Is there anything Meryl Streep CAN‘T do?! Loved her amusing narration of this classic memoir by Nora Ephron. I didn‘t realize Nora wrote the screenplays for several of Meryl‘s memorable films, including this one, Julia & Julia and Silkwood. Perfect pairing I‘d say! I borrowed this awesome audio from #Libby and only waited 2 days. More Meryl please!

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You've Got Mail: Don't Write Off the Letter | Kelsey Hurwitz, Shannon Robb
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I‘ve got a shoebox filling up with #LitsyLove! ❤️ Thanks so much to @whatsthEStorey @robinb @Stacypatrice @Nevermore88 for your wonderful cards and letters. What fun to get to know you all and help revive the lost art of letter writing. ✍🏻
Let‘s keep the #LitsyLove flowing! ❤️

Nevermore88 Yay! So glad you got it. 💙🖤💙 2mo
Stacypatrice 💌🤗 2mo
robinb 👍😊 2mo
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So what if Benjamin Dreyer debunked and discarded most of the grammatical and journalistic rules and regulations pounded into my schoolgirl head. He‘s my new favorite author anyway. My face still hurts from laughing so hard at his ridiculously hilarious quips and footnotes. 😂🙌🏻 And I learned (and unlearned) so much! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Now I know what I‘ll be ordering for all my editor, writer and wordsmith friends for Christmas.

Louise What does he say about splitting infinitives? 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Louise He quoted the most famous split infinitive from Star Trek: “To boldly go where no man has gone before” and advised to “never split.” Then he cited Raymond Chandler‘s letter to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly where the author demanded, “When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split!” In other words, there are exceptions. 😊 2mo
Louise Thanks! So he‘s for flexibility! I find that split infinitives often bother me, even though there are times when avoiding the split would require convoluted wording. I can see the modern argument for flexibility, but that schooldays training is deeply entrenched! 2mo
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UwannaPublishme I know what you mean! It‘s hard to break those ingrained rules. 😬 He does say if it sounds good to you, go with it. But he may not always agree with your decision. 😉 2mo
rubyslippersreads I definitely need to read this. 😀 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin My hubby and I went book shopping this weekend and he picked this one up. While it piqued my interest, I didn‘t realize it was so humorous! I‘ll have to read it after he does! 👍🏽 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads You will love it! 😁 2mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin After I heard an interview with the author on the NYT book review podcast, I had to get it. 😊 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin My hubs read an article about it, either in the NYT or the New Yorker, not sure which. He mentioned that it caught his attention because it sounded somewhat irreverent. 😆 2mo
rretzler Sounds better than Eats Shoots and Leaves! 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rretzler This one is definitely funnier. 😁 2mo
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Look at all this #LitsyLove I received this weekend! I‘m so grateful for all my wonderful Litsy friends and my new pen pals. ✍🏻
Thanks so much for these beautiful cards and notes: @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Betty and @WeeziesBooks
🤗❤️

Tanisha_A That Charlie and Snoopy Funko! 😍 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Tanisha_A Gotta love those Peanuts characters! 😊👍🏻 2mo
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Nora‘s hilarious wisdom lives on....😁❤️

PurpleyPumpkin Hey Donna! I see that you‘re a pen pal and I was wondering, could we exchange happy mail too? I wasn‘t sure if I wanted to join a bigger group, but I‘d enjoy exchanging stories with you off Litsy. If you‘re interested, send me an email: timotei000 at icloud dot com. And no worries at all if you‘ve got enough on your plate! I completely understand as I‘ve seen the mail you‘ve received already. Just thought I‘d check. 😉 2mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Yay! I‘d love to! I was going to ask you to join our group so we could pen pal. Great minds think alike. 😊 Will email you right now. ✍🏻 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Oh yay! So glad that you‘re up for this! Looking forward to this. 🙌🏽😉 2mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Me too! 🙌🏻Just sent you an email. Here‘s mine: djadesigns@gmail.com 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Awesome! I‘ll be sure to email you back later today. 💌 2mo
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Isn‘t this a beautiful photo of 22-year-old Anne Tyler? It‘s on the back cover of this novel–her first–written in 1964. I had to laugh when I heard Anne wanted to burn her first 2 books (this one & Tin Can Tree) because she felt they were formless and wandering. Oh Anne, you have such a gift of defining your characters with the subtlest nuances. And they crawl into my heart every time I open any of your books-especially this one!
#YearofAnneTyler

Cathythoughts It is a lovely pic. I havnt read a book of hers for years ... I have a book of hers I must read it (edited) 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Cathythoughts After I read Ladder of Years, I was hooked! It‘s one of my favorites. 😊🙌🏻 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin I‘ve read a couple of Anne Tyler books that I quite enjoyed. I‘ll have to read more!👍🏽 3mo
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Finally finished one of my Christmas gifts-Mitch‘s new sequel. For me, it was worth the 14-year wait. 🥳 But you must read this one right after “Five People” to fully appreciate it. I loved revisiting Eddie, learning even more about him and then finding out all about the little girl he tried to save. And I was so pleased to read a beautiful segment about how our beloved pets are patiently waiting to see us again in heaven. Of course they are!

shellleigh33 These are both great books! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @shellleigh33 Yes! 🙌🏻 Now I want to read all of his books. 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin I recently read my first Mitch Albom book and, like you, now I want to read them all!📚 (edited) 3mo
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Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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Stockard Channing‘s performance of this narration is a hoot! 😁🙌🏻 She gives each character such a uniquely animated and entertaining voice that it really brought this adorable story of sibling rivalry to life. I ❤️ Ramona! Now I have to listen to the entire series.
Does anyone else remember watching The Stockard Channing Show way back when? 🤔

rubyslippersreads I don‘t remember the show, but I do remember a funny TV movie she did called The Girl Most Likely To. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads Ha! Oh yes, I remember that movie. You always come up with these hidden gems. 😁I think she did 2 TV series, but both didn‘t last very long. 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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What can I say about this amazing book that hasn‘t already been said? Michelle‘s compassion, honesty, resilience and touching stories have inspired me beyond words. And I‘m sad to think that Michelle‘s flourishing organic vegetable garden may now be littered by fast-food wrappers from the current residents. 😥

SleepyDragon I was amazed by how much she said that garden produced! It sure saved us taxpayers some money on White House food expenses. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @NeesyBeth Me too! She certainly inspired me to eat more homegrown. Hopefully in 2020, the new administration will start it up again. 3mo
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I met Diahann Carroll at a book signing when she wrote this fascinating memoir and it‘s only taken me 10 years to read it! 😆 And so glad I did. Very honest and inspiring read from this powerhouse actress/singer who has been through plenty of Hollywood‘s racial politics as well as her stormy relationships. She certainly knows how to speak up and stand her ground. 🙌🏻 And who didn‘t love her feisty character Dominique on Dynasty?

PurpleyPumpkin Wow, how amazing to have met her! She seems like such a feisty person, so full of life. Glad you had the opportunity to see her in person. And now I have another book to add to my never ending tbr!👍🏽😉 (edited) 4mo
UwannaPublishme I love reading memoirs by strong women. And she‘s a powerhouse! We keeping giving each other more books for our TBR lists! 😁 4mo
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Oh, if only we could all have an Arthur Truluv in our lives! This sweet man who continually reminds us of the joys of simpler times and the little gifts in life we are often too busy to notice. Elizabeth Berg brilliantly brings him the perfect pair of misfits: troubled 17-year-old Maddie and his wacky eccentric neighbor Lucille. They all have valuable lessons to teach each other about love, loss, growing older & the true value of friendship.

PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like a lovely book. Stacked!📚 4mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin You‘re gonna love it! 🙌🏻 4mo
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I can‘t help smiling each time I discover a #LittleFreeLibrary in my area, so this book made me absolutely giddy! 😆 It covers the history, stories about stewards of Little Free Libraries around the world and everything you need to know about building and managing your own. Founder Todd Bol, who passed away last Oct, will be sadly missed. But his legacy to promote worldwide literacy and community lives on. Check out these masterful creations!😍

BookNAround Love these! 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, these are amazing! I have come across many LFLs in my neck of the woods, so I‘m always so excited when I do. 📚 4mo
UwannaPublishme @BookNAround Bookish people are so creative! 😍👍🏻 4mo
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UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin So cool that you‘re surrounded by so many. More are popping up by me, too. Looking forward to discovering new ones this year. I may even scout around in my travels. 👍🏻 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Oops, I meant to say that I haven‘t come across that many LFLs. 😬 I wish there were more! I‘ve only seen them when we‘ve travelled. Hope to see more in future! Hope all is well with you. 😉 4mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin 😁 Maybe that means it‘s time to build one! 🤔 4mo
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What a way to start off the New Year...by reading another Anne Lamott book! Her wisdom just oozes into your soul. ❤️

Here‘s my second favorite quote from this book: “My brother teaches special education at a local high school. I think he will be seated near the Godiva chocolate fountain on the other side of eternity.” 😁🙌🏻

UwannaPublishme @Crazeedi Yes! Bird by Bird is one of my favorites too. Anne ROCKS! 🙌🏻 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin I‘m definitely intrigued! I don‘t think I‘ve read an Annie Lamott book. I‘ll have to rectify that!👍🏽😉 4mo
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I‘m dog sitting this week and Bowie here keeps giving me “the look” whenever I try to read. 😁 Frenchies require a lot of attention!
P.S. This book is a gem. Mitch‘s writing is uncomplicated, succinct and provoking. Every detail fits perfectly into place. And a beautiful reminder about how our lives impact so many others. Gotta read the sequel now.

TheBookAddict 😆 he‘s a cutie. Whenever I sit down to read I have to make sure I give Momo a bone or a toy to chew on otherwise he‘ll mope and stare me down until I give him some attention. 5mo
C.Perone Loved!! The sequel, not so much; but still a worthy read 5mo
UwannaPublishme @TheBookAddict Ha! Momo sounds just like Bowie. Only with this pup, food is the only distraction! 😁😁😁 5mo
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UwannaPublishme @C.Perone 😊👍🏻 Have you seen the movie? It stars Jon Voight as Eddie. I‘m going to watch it before I start the sequel. 5mo
C.Perone @UwannaPublishme I didn't know there was a movie 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin Hope you have a wonderful New Year‘s Eve! Wishing you all the very best for 2019. 👍🏽😉💜 5mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Hope you‘re doing well and had a nice holiday. Sending a big Happy New Year hug to you. 🤗🍾Here‘s to reading many more great books in 2019. 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yes, we had a wonderful holiday! Hope you did too. It‘s gone by far too fast. I‘m lucky enough to not have to go back to work until Monday. But my hubby had to go back today. We‘re slowly getting back into our routine, more‘s the pity! Sending you a hug right back!🤗 5mo
UwannaPublishme Glad Santa was good to you and you have some time off. I have a couple of new freelance projects so this month will be busy. Plus Craig and I are helping our moms with house projects. But I‘m sure I can still squeak a few books in. 😆📚 5mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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The articulate and wonderfully animated Patrick Stewart just read this beautiful story to me. I laughed and cried and loved every minute. Wishing my dear Litsy friends a very Merry Christmas. I adore you all. God bless us, everyone! ❤️

readordierachel ❤❤❤ 5mo
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 5mo
BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
UwannaPublishme @readordierachel @Redwritinghood @BookwormAHN Merry Christmas to you! Hope Santa left lots of books and goodies under your Christmas tree. 🎅🏻📚❤️ 5mo
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When Salinger saw this seductive pulp cover on his book (based on one of the short stories in this collection), he blew his top. Especially since his character Esme was a 7-year-old girl! From then on, rumor has it that J.D. added a mandatory clause in every publishing contract: nothing but a text title and his name could be on the cover-front or back-of any of his books. And absolutely no images. Who knew!
#readharder
#bookwithacoveryouhate

LeahBergen That‘s cool! 5mo
BarbaraJean So interesting! I‘d noticed that his books always have text-only covers—had no idea it was an author mandate! 5mo
SleepyDragon That is one mature looking 7 year old! 5mo
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youneverarrived Interesting! Never knew this. I like his minimalistic covers. 5mo
UwannaPublishme @LeahBergen @BarbaraJean @youneverarrived I guess this happened in the ‘50s. This book was also titled “Nine Stories.” Nice to finally have the minimalist mystery solved. 😊👍🏻 5mo
UwannaPublishme @NeesyBeth 😂👍🏻 I also heard there was an earlier version more seductive than this one! Oh my! 5mo
kspenmoll Received a lovely surprise package this week! How thoughtful & generous! Shall I wait for Christmas Day to open? You are too kind!😘❤️ 5mo
UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll Yay! It arrived! Feel free to open it whenever you need a little Christmas cheer. Enjoy! Holiday hugs to you! 🤗🎄❤️ 5mo
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The Clock Winder | Anne Tyler
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Matriarch Mrs. Emerson is so set in her ways, she drives her kids crazy. Then she hires an eccentric handywoman who shakes up everyone‘s world. I can see why the house is filled with clocks ticking away & telling all different times. It‘s the perfect metaphor for a family that‘s completely out of synch! I love Anne Tyler more after every book. She keeps me entertained & always guessing.
4th and final #MakeMeReadIt book
Thanks @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome sweetheart! 🤗 6mo
Blaire Love the matching clock in the photo! 6mo
Blaire Is this the same as clock dance? I know sometimes publishers use different names in different countries. 6mo
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UwannaPublishme @TheReadingMermaid I‘ll be onboard for your next challenge. 🤗❤️👍🏻 6mo
UwannaPublishme @Blaire This is one of Anne‘s earlier books published in 1972. Not the same as Clock Dance(2018), which I also loved. 👍🏻 6mo
UwannaPublishme @Blaire Thanks! I have a thing for old clocks. My grandparents gave me this one years ago. And it still chimes every hour. 😍🕰 6mo
Blaire Oh nice. I‘m going to have to read it...I thought I had read all her old ones. 6mo
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Nothing beats listening to the last few chapters of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea while walking on the beach & hearing waves crashing in the background. Compared to Moby Dick, this one is more engaging, but just as riddled with detail. It has a looooong list of every sea creature encountered, including its genus, species, phylum & whatnot. Finishing these 2 lengthy seafaring classics should (at least) earn the reader a Mariner‘s license! 🤪

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Another Lorna Landvik book is coming out in March 2019. Woo hoooooo! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉
Here‘s what they‘re saying about it: “It‘s a tribute to hardworking journalists, the power of feminism, and, as always, the importance of friends and family. Book clubs will be gathering with platters of Almond Crescents and coffee as they talk long into the night.”
Count me in! 🙌🏻

kspenmoll Thanks for the referral! I have read just one other of her books. This sounds good. (edited) 6mo
UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll This one does sound too good to miss. Which one of Lorna‘s books have you read? 6mo
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How surreal to revisit this classic and reread the same paperback copy I read in high school! The 45-year old pages are dingy and yellow plus I now need my reading glasses to see the words, but the wisdom still packs a punch. And who knew that the swine could get much worse? If only Orwell were around today. I'd be first in line to read that book!

2nd book finished for #MakeMeReadIt
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Finished my second #MakeMeReadIt book today. This may be my favorite Jane Austen to date. 🙌🏻 For me, it had much more depth, wit and relatable characters. I loved getting into Anne's head and seeing how she remained true to her feelings.
I found this gorgeous edition at a thrift store that has sticker of purchase from The Jane Austen Centre in Bath. How cool is that!
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Next up: Animal Farm

LaLecture Yaaaay, we need more people who appreciate this Austen novel 😍. Most people only know “Pride and Prejudice” but I love “Persuasion” just as much, maybe even more. The ending is so romantic ❤️. Such a cute story. Glad you liked it too :). 6mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! Glad to see you're a Persuasion fan too. 😊🙌🏻I read P&P and Sense and Sensibility, but this one really won my heart. ❤️ 6mo
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PurpleyPumpkin Hey, Donna! Non-book related, but I wanted to check-in with you to make sure all is well. I keep hearing about the wildfires and hoping that you‘re not anywhere near them. Take care my friend!💜 6mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Aww Kimberly, thanks so much for thinking of me. Thank goodness, we're all okay here. The fires are an hour or so north of us. But we're praying for our northern neighbors and our amazing firefighters. It's so sad because we passed through Malibu during our vacation about a month ago. It's such a beautiful drive but it's so, so dry there in the hills. We keep praying for more water, too. So appreciate you, my friend. 🤗❤️ 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin So glad to hear that you and yours are well! I was worried... thanks for putting my mind at ease. I can‘t believe how awful it‘s been. I hope the fires are quashed soon. Take care and stay safe. 💜 6mo
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Gotta send a big birthday hug to @BarbaraTheBibliophage and share this cool giveaway. 🤗🎂 Barbara is one of the early Rock Stars of Litsy and one of my first bookish friends here. And what a generous heart she has!
Join the fun and check out the details of her #BibliophageGiveaway2018: http://thebibliophage.com/its-my-birthday-giveaway/

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks so much for sharing!! 💙 7mo
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Loved this book! C.S. Lewis was a big fan of fantasy and mythology books. He believed after reading them, readers return to the real world with renewed pleasure, awe and satisfaction. Nice to have this enchanting wardrobe around when we need it most! Interesting that Lewis based the White Witch on the sorceress Circe. (The wardrobe pictured belonged to the Lewis family and is on display at Wheaton College, IL)
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LeahBergen Reading this as a child is what has made me own a wardrobe for all of my adult life. 😆😆 7mo
UwannaPublishme @LeahBergen That's so cool! I think I need one in our house. 😍👍🏻 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Another book that‘s been on my tbr for a while! So glad that you enjoyed it. You‘ve rekindled my interest in reading it. So many books to read!😉 7mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Oh, you must move it to the top of your list. It's a quick read and it will make your heart smile. 😍 7mo
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It's a warm evening here, so I'm sitting on my porch reading this lovely classic--thanks to you and all your votes to #MakeMeReadIt. 🙌🏻 Lucy is wandering around the woods of Narnia and the rabbits are wandering around our yard. 😁
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SleepyDragon I will never get used to that cover. 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, that rabbit looks pretty tame! Glad the weather is temperate in your area. It‘s getting cold here, but I‘m enjoying the fall colours. 🍂🍁🍂🍁 7mo
UwannaPublishme @NeesyBeth It is a daunting cover. 😳I'm glad this version has bonus excerpts. 7mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Happy Fall, my friend! We've been feeding some of these rabbits since they were little. So they often come up on the porch when they hear us. It cracks me up. Oh, I miss the fall colors. Enjoy and stay warm. 🤗 7mo
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Here's the perfect read for Halloween week for those like me who fear the horror genre. Loved learning about Mrs. See (Yes, she's real!), her original recipes & how the candy factory survived the lean years without sacrificing their quality. Who knew that Lucy and Ethel's famous episode was filmed at the See's LA location. Beware: You'll be indulging in more See's truffles and butterscotch lollipops after reading this. I can attest to that! 🙋🏻

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Help! I need your votes one more time to break a few ties for my #MakeMeReadIt challenge in November. You already chose my first place winner: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 🙌🏻Persuasion is holding second place by a mere 2 votes and rest are waiting for your verdict. Thanks for your help. After finally finishing Les Mis, all my choices this time are less than 300 pages. 😁
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Lel2403 Animal Farm...🐖 7mo
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PurpleyPumpkin Good for you for doing this again! Okay, I pick Persuasion. 👍🏽 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Animal Farm would be my next pick. 7mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Thx for voting! This challenge was too much fun to pass up. 7mo
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Leave it to this iconic playwright of yesteryear to write his heartwarming memoirs in two acts. I'm baffled by the number of hit plays Neil wrote. And how many I've been lucky enough to see on stage. (My fave was the female version of The Odd Couple) You really get a feel for the endless rewriting that goes on before the curtain goes up. He was such a prolific writer who had a knack for making us laugh at our insecurities. We'll miss you, Neil.

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You get to #MakeMeReadIt this time 🤓📚Please vote for the book(s) you want me to read in November. I'll read the top voted 1st and so on. Thanks!
And thanks @TheReadingMermaid for this cool challenge
Here's the list of choices:
Sweet Thursday
I'd Rather Be Reading
Animal Farm
The 5 People You Meet in Heaven
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
The Clock Winder
Packing My Library
Being There
Persuasion

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Finally finished! And I have now conquered my fear of big books. (Moby Dick was like a pamphlet compared to this one 😆) True, some of Hugo's pointless rants and sappy dialogue did make me cringe, but his gripping & vividly stunning writing made it an enjoyable read. Thx to #LesMisBuddyRead ers, @Kalalalatja and @vivastory for all the fun!
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vivastory Impressive! Thanks for joining the buddy read! 👏🎉📚🤘 8mo
Kalalalatja Woohoo, well done 👏👏 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin Well done you! Congratulations!! I found Moby Dick challenging so I may never get to this one. 😳 7mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you, my friend! 🤗💕 Beware, it is a bigger beast than Moby Dick. 😬 7mo
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The Book of Disquiet | Fernando Pessoa
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I certainly can't remain quiet after receiving these 2 amazing books in the mail today as the lucky winner of the #LesMisBuddyRead Giveaway. And wouldn't you know that our cohost @vivastory would aptly include a book filled with digressions! ? At least all of these digressions in "Packing My Library" are about our relationship with books. Whew! Thanks for such a generous gift, @vivastory ??
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vivastory I loved both of these. I hope you will too! 8mo
Kalalalatja Nice looking books! 8mo
UwannaPublishme @vivastory These are perfect choices. Can't wait to dive in. Thanks again! 8mo
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Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Before I leave Volume Four and forge ahead into the final chapters, I must give a shout out to Hugo for defending his use of slang. No doubt, Victor is a master of digression and this section comes out of nowhere and has nothing to do with anything. But you gotta love his poetic, eloquent and spirited writing. ✍🏻🙌🏻
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Kalalalatja The man certainly knew how to write a sentence 👌 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you for reading this tome! It‘s on my TBR, but I keep putting it off. I‘ll get to it someday. But in the meantime, I‘ll enjoy it through your eyes. 😉👍🏽 8mo
UwannaPublishme @Kalalalatja You got that right. I am in awe. 😍 8mo
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UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Great to see you! I highly recommend a buddy read for this one. I couldn't have done it without their daily encouragement and amusing comments. It is so much better than I expected. 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I totally agree about buddy reads, especially when reading more challenging books. Glad you‘re enjoying it! 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Good to see you here too! 😁I‘m not here enough these days. 8mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin As long as you're finding some time to read in between all the other fun stuff. 😁📚🎉 8mo
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If we were around in 1862, we could have purchased one of these 5 volumes-the first English translation of Les Miserables-for only 50 cents!

(These are on EBay with a starting bid of $500)
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vivastory These are amazing! 8mo
Kalalalatja Oh wow! 😍 8mo
saresmoore Neeeeat! 8mo
britt_brooke 😍 8mo
UwannaPublishme @vivastory @Kalalalatja @saresmoore @britt_brooke Glad I'm not the only one who swoons over antique books. 😆 8mo
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Keep repeating these affirmations: I can power through Marius' maniacal lovesickness. I can survive the infinitesimal details of the revolution. And I will NOT count how many pages I have left to read.

Here's to the inspiring members of #lesmisbuddyread! We can do it. We're halfway there...and then some. 🤓💪🏻

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britt_brooke 🙌🏻 8mo
vivastory You can do it! 💪📚👏 8mo
UwannaPublishme @vivastory 🤓👍🏻 8mo
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What a thrill to listen to this oral bio about my all-time favorite director. 🎬🙌🏻 I breezed thru 15 CDs of in-depth interviews with his family & the actors and actresses who adored him. Bob took no BS from the suits and made films that spoke to his heart. He was truly ahead of his time. I got to meet him back in the 80s when he directed a mesmerizing play in LA. (Yep, that young starstruck geek next to him is me.) 😆

DivineDiana What a thrill that must have been! 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin That must have been a surreal and amazing experience meeting Altman. Great picture!👍🏽 8mo
UwannaPublishme @DivineDiana It was! He was very sweet and I was speechless. 😁 8mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I just remember being so nervous to meet such an icon. But it was a day I'll never forget. 8mo
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Bookmarks Are People Too! | Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
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I'm in Bookmark Heaven! Look at all these gorgeous ones I received from our rock star swap hostess @Clwojick 🙌🏻. Check out the coolest pugs and Samantha Stevens! 👏🏻👏🏻Thanks soooo much! You somehow found the perfect bookmarks to match my every whim. 🤗💖
#summerbookmarkswap
#bookmarkheaven

Clwojick Glad you liked them. ☺️ 9mo
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The Time Machine | H. G. Wells
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When Herbert George Wells was 8 years old, an accident left him bedridden with a broken leg. Thanks to his dad bringing him stacks of library books to pass the time, H.G. developed a deep love of reading, which eventually led to his interest in writing. Before he turned 30, H.G. was cranking out a list of beloved novels like this one. 🙌🏻I'm betting his dad added a few sci-fi books to that library pile. 😁🖖🏻
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manifestsanity @rubyslippersreads I love that movie. It has the most absurd premise and it is so entertaining! 9mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads @manifestsanity I've only seen the 1960 and 2002 movies. But now I must see this one! Searching now on Amazon. 😁 9mo
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