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Zelma

Zelma

Joined June 2016

I want to read all of the books. Add cats (and dogs) and coffee and I'm set for life.
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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The Magician's Lie | Greer Macallister
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I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1 | Skottie Young
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Addison_Reads I love these covers. 💚 2d
Zelma The artwork in these is pretty amazing. @Addison_Reads 2d
Centique @Zelma and I was planning on tagging you today too! 2d
Zelma @Centique 😁👍 2d
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The Last Original Wife: A Novel | Dorothea Benton Frank
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I couldn‘t get to the Fall Library Book Sale until day 3 but I got these from my TBR for only $2.50. Quite pleased! #bookhaul

LeahBergen Mariana is an old fave of mine. ❤️ 3d
Zelma @LeahBergen I love Susanna Kearsley but I am reading her books slowly so I always have one to look forward to. 😁 3d
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Elysian Fields | Suzanne Johnson
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I haven‘t been around here lately as we‘re still grieving Doggie and I am just really sad. Reading a lot though, since it‘s comforting. I have to read the Nicholas Sparks for my work book club. 🙄 but I would much rather dive into the next Suzanne Johnson instead. I am really enjoying the Sentinels series and paranormal south Louisiana. More ⬇️

Zelma The last book mostly took place in Plaquemines Parish; Mr. Z works there and was tickled by merpeople characters that populate the region. He can‘t stop thinking of his patients now as merpeople. 1w
DGRachel {{hugs}} 1w
Louise And more hugs. 💙 1w
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Royal Street | Suzanne Johnson
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Loving my new read. A paranormal detective story in New Orleans, with wizards and an undead sexy Jean Lafitte? Um, yes please! Plus loving my new coffee cup. There is a smiley face painted inside at the bottom too.

la_rose_noire 💙💚🖤 I love the mug!!! 2w
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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I needed something to cheer me up so I did a little shopping at my local used bookstore. South of Superior is borrowed and a local Michigan author. The rest are lucky finds from my TBR. #bookhaul

MyNamesParadise Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is SO GOOD!! 2w
TheBookKeepers I loved both Eleanor & Hazelwood!!! Nice haul! 2w
Kalalalatja I have only read Eleanor and Harry August, but both were so good! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I haven‘t been on Litsy this week due to grief. After a sudden and fast illness, we said goodbye to Doggie. He was abandoned in our yard two years ago and we gave him a home and loved him so much. He thought he was a cat most the time, loved his fluffy blankets and stuffed squirrel, and was a wonderful, goofy, energetic addition to our home. We don‘t have kids so our pets are truly our babies and we‘re heartbroken.

Eyelit Sorry for your loss. 💜💜💜 2w
Christine So sorry. ❤️ 2w
squirrelbrain So sorry for your loss - he looked such a cute pup 💔 2w
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SharonAlger I‘m so sorry for your loss. Dogs are the best ❤️ 2w
Amiable Sorry you are hurting. 😕 Sending hugs. 2w
zuzia Sorry for your loss! 2w
RachelAmphlett I‘m so so sorry to learn of you loss 😢🐾 2w
QuietlyLaura I‘m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was quite the character. ❤️😔 2w
Owlizabeth 💔💞💔 2w
Dragon So sorry for your loss 💔 🐾 2w
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 2w
DebReads4fun So very sorry. 2w
kathedron So sorry! 💔 2w
Tamra Oh, he was adorable. You and he were so lucky to have found each other. I know it‘s hard to say goodbye. ❤️ 2w
JSW So sorry. 😞❤️ 2w
laur89 What a lucky dog to fall into your lap! I‘m sure the past 2 years were the best of his life. Sending all the hugs your way 💖 2w
Coleen Sending ❤️ 2w
Redwritinghood 💔💔 2w
Cinfhen Awww, what a sweet pup. I‘m sure he‘ll be missed ♥️ 2w
AlaMich I‘m so sorry! 💙 2w
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss 😘😭 2w
PurpleyPumpkin I‘m so sorry to hear this sad news. It‘s so hard to say goodbye to our fluffy friends. They are truly family. Take care. 💜 2w
Melwilk I am so sorry. This is an adorable picture 💕 2w
wordslinger42 I'm so sorry for your loss ❤ We had to say goodbye to our 15-year-old fur baby, Rose, a few years ago and it was so difficult. It was clear you loved your sweet pupster well 💕 2w
MaureenMc 💔 2w
JennyM So sorry 💔 2w
Skyler I‘m so sorry for your loss. What a sweet looking dog. 💙 2w
sisilia I‘m sorry for your loss 💔 2w
cobwebmoth I'm so sorry for your loss. 2w
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Sorry for your loss. 2w
Jas16 I am so sorry 2w
LeahBergen I‘m so sorry! 💔💔 2w
BookwormM Sorry for your loss 2w
quietjenn I'm so sorry for your loss. 💙 2w
JoScho Sending you love. Losing a pet leaves a hole in your heart and home 🖤 2w
valeriegeary 💔💔💔 1w
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I so want to call in sick and just read all day. Ugh, adulting. I also doesn‘t help that my job is in a transition that‘s I don‘t love and my role is changing to do things I said I didn‘t want to do when I was hired. Sigh.

8little_paws I'm really sorry to hear that about your job. I've had that happen to me. I ultimately quit that job for a different one. 3w
JacqMac Ugh. Transitions are hard. That doesn‘t sound fun. 3w
Tamra How frustrating and irritating. Hang in there and I hope a new opportunity comes along sooner rather than later! 3w
Redwritinghood Yuck - I went through some of those work transitions before. They are no fun. Good luck. 3w
marleed Hang in there. I remember I had one full year of work where I literally sat still in my car each day prior to entry touching ears then mouth then eyes with a prayer of what I heard, said, and saw. All these years later I barely recall what was so bad just that little thing I did to get through it. 3w
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City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg
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Here is my belated #bookhaulchallenge @Lcsmcat ; had to scroll back 3 years to find it. Not too bad either. I read the top two books, bailed on the third, and only have City of Fire sitting unread on my shelf.

Lcsmcat Not bad stats. Thanks for playing. 3w
charl08 I'm afraid to do this: just read a book that had the receipt tucked inside, had been on my shelf for yonks! 3w
Zelma @charl08 oh, I definitely have older unread books on my shelf. This was just the oldest bookhaul I posted on Litsy! 3w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Having a fantastic readathon kind of day. On my 4th cup of coffee, still in my pajamas at 3 pm, and enjoying this romance. And hey, my pajamas match!

DGRachel Nice! 3w
Redwritinghood 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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Trying to catch up on old reviews. This book was a lot of fun - breezy, informative, gossipy but not mean. The book looks at staff experiences in White House residence for the Kennedy administration through the Obama administration. Each chapter is a different facet of staff life or values (like discretion or loyalty) and includes stories from all of those presidencies. Continued below.

Zelma It doesn‘t get too scandalous because staffers are so discreet. But retired staffers do tell some fun stories, especially from earlier administrations. Favorite families are definitely the Bushes (especially George and Barbara). And a really interesting chapter shows the Kennedy assassination from the staff‘s POV. 1mo
MrBook Nice review! 1mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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Holy sheep, we have a storm brewing. But I am snug as a bug, with a pot of coffee and a gorgeous book. Loving this new Peter Heller novel.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Oooo. I'm so jealous! Looks like it's gonna be a good one! I love being all cozy with a book during a good storm! 😍 1mo
RaimeyGallant Holy sheep, lol. I'm going to ewes that. Get it? 1mo
JennyM @RaimeyGallant 😂😂😂 1mo
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Zelma @RaimeyGallant not a baaaaahd idea. 😳😂 (edited) 1mo
Zelma @GrilledCheeseSamurai it was great, but then the sun came back out; I basked in the hot tub with my sunglasses on. Life is pretty good right now. 1mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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It‘s wine o‘clock with a new book and my favorite reading spot at the cottage. The entire wall next to the chair is sliding glass doors and a view. 😁😍🍷 and we saw a black bear today!

AmyRebecca Gorgeous spot for a read! 1mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous ❤️❤️❤️enjoy 1mo
Grrlbrarian Are you in the Smokies? Gorgeous! 1mo
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ShyBookOwl Looks peaceful... but bears scare the hell out of me! 1mo
Zelma @ShyBookOwl it was a little bear and in the National Park. We slowly drove by it. @Grrlbrarian yes! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Zelma 😬 no thank you lol 1mo
BrittanyReads Stunning! 1mo
erinreads Looks amazing! 😍 1mo
Christine ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
MellieAntoinette Where is this magnificent cottage! 1mo
ScientistSam Lovely! 1mo
JennyM Looks beautiful 1mo
Zelma @MellieAntoinette Sevierville, TN. Near Pigeon Forge up in the Smoky Mountains. 1mo
MellieAntoinette @Zelma OMG! I was just there last September!!! My cabin didn‘t have that view though! 1mo
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Waisted: A Novel | Randy Susan Meyers
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Noooo. I couldn‘t keep reading this one. Negative and depressing, being inside the main characters‘ heads was not where I want to be right now. They hated themselves, kept insisting how fat and undesirable they were, and suffered emotional abuse from family and themselves. When actual weights and dress sizes were mentioned: 😳😡 I almost threw book across the room. I don‘t need that kind of negativity in my life. Here‘s happy hour on the porch.

mcipher what a view!!! ♥️ 1mo
Zelma @mcipher yeah, we are in love. 😍 1mo
Tamra Yikes! At least you have a view and wine to console you. 😁 1mo
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RenePenn Awesome view! 1mo
SamanthaMarie I am so sorry that book is so dreadful!! Good job not reading it 🙌🏻 1mo
Zelma @Tamra that is an excellent way of looking at it! @RenePenn I am enjoying every second it this view. @SamanthaMarie thanks. I abandon books almost too often. Too many books, too little time. 1mo
kspenmoll Glad you bailed! How could you read that negativity with such a gorgeous view! 1mo
Centique That book sounds awful! But the view is AMAZING 😍 1mo
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Waisted: A Novel | Randy Susan Meyers
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My view for the next 5 days. We rented a cottage in the Smoky Mountains in TN. Loving it so far.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 1mo
APLitlife Amazing!!! 1mo
Daisey Looks like a wonderful place to spend the week! 1mo
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TrishB Lovely ❤️ 1mo
SamanthaMarie Oh my goodness!! We have been talking about doing this!! If you have time would you mind sharing how you found the cottage or if it part of a rental company? 1mo
Tamra Pretty! 1mo
Zelma @SamanthaMarie we booked it on VRBO. Super easy and the owners were quick to communicate when I messaged them. 1mo
SamanthaMarie Awesome!!! Thank you so much:) 1mo
Zelma @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @APLitlife @Daisey @TrishB @Tamra it‘s pretty amazing. I keep getting a little motion sick going up and down the mountain but heights don‘t bother me at all. 1mo
JennyM Beautiful! Enjoy 😊 1mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Omg, I adored this book. Yes, it feels similar to Harry Potter but I loved it all the same. It took the idea of The Chosen One story and turned it all around; Rowell definitely had fun writing this book. I‘m not a Rowell fan but heard a podcast talk up this one and so glad I gave it a chance. I need the sequel now!!! I want to return to this world ASAP. Returned the book so here are me and Doggie snuggling.

PurpleyPumpkin Great picture!🥰 1mo
ladym30 Adorable!❤️ 1mo
Zelma @PurpleyPumpkin @ladym30 thanks! I just love his sweet face. 1mo
kspenmoll Great picture!!! 1mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Today is the first day of my 12 day vacation! (I amassed a bunch of comp time from Summer Reading.) slept til noon and now having coffee, scrolling through Litsy, and planning to read this all afternoon. 😍 leave for The Smoky Mountains tomorrow.

Bklover Have a wonderful trip! 1mo
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Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Finished this last night with these two snuggly cuties. Enjoyable slice of life book set in the fairy tale world. What happens to the inhabitants of a town or castle after Happily Ever After? This tells that story through anecdotes and glimpses at the new residents of the Castle. Light on plot but I enjoyed spending time with these characters.

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Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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Needed something very different after Nos4a2. This is fitting my mood perfectly. Light and delightful.

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Wow, I enjoyed the heck out of this. I had the read Locke & Key but none of Hill‘s novels. It certainly reminded me of Stephen King but didn‘t feel like a retread; Hill does his own thing and is successful. Well-written, great atmosphere, creepy as hell. Loved it and stayed up too late reading every night. Also convinced Mr. Z to read it right after me.

vivastory I loved this one. I'm really enjoying the adaptation, too! 2mo
Zelma @vivastory good to know. We plan on watching t when he‘s done reading. 2mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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I survived Summer Reading! 😁 still a couple more programs next week and lots of office work, but I just ran the end of summer celebration parties at our 4 branches over last two days. I am wiped out! Slept late, still in my pajamas, and eating second breakfast in the middle of the afternoon. Glorious lazy day and my first Saturday off all summer!

Tamra Yay for you! 2mo
Zelma @Tamra indeed! 😂 thanks. 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Congrats on finishing! 2mo
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Morning and afternoon coffee. Not a major hurricane but lots of wind and still lots of rain. No power for over 24 hours at this point.

On the plus side, lots of reading and snacks. Hanging under the carport with music, watching the rain and staying cool.

Texreader You‘re so smart! Great ideas to get thru this. Best wishes!! 2mo
squirrelbrain Hope you get power back soon.... 🤞 2mo
JennyM Stay safe. Thinking of you x 2mo
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Louise Where are you, @Zelma? 2mo
Zelma @Louise South Louisiana. 2mo
DebinHawaii Hope you remain safe & dry & get your power back on soon. 💜 2mo
Eyelit 🤞 it passes soon and you get power back! 2mo
Louise Sending good thoughts your way! May the storm pass soon, power come back on, and the waters recede without flooding! 💕☀️ 2mo
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Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Small library haul today. I don‘t know if I can handle Saga but I need to face it eventually. I know it will make me sad. I‘v has my eye on The Test and Zone One for awhile; been on a romance kick lately and need some sci fi.

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Mehso-so

I‘m a sucker for memoirs where the author does something new for a year and writes about it. This one wasn‘t bad and the author‘s voice was appropriately chatty. However, I ended up feeling like the author wasn‘t addressing problems of introversion as much as her shyness. Doing an improv class, stand-up comedy, speaking in public, talking to strangers - all of these fears faced her embarrassment and shyness, not necessarily introversion.

rather_be_reading agreed! 3mo
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The Black God's Drums | P. Djeli Clark
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ALA book haul no. 3. Castle Waiting isn‘t new but the rep said she loves it so much, she had to bring copies. A nice new hard cover of volume 1! I‘m particularly interested in the Kristen Arnett, the new Jesse Ball, and the tagged title.

charl08 Looking forward to reading 3mo
Zelma @charl08 I adored her first book so this one should be great. 3mo
Bookgoil Omg Castle Waiting is one of my faves!!!!! I hope you love it! 😍 3mo
Zelma @Bookgoil it bodes well that you love it. 😁 3mo
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ALA book haul no. 2. I couldn‘t believe Joe Hill‘s new book was in my tote bag at the Random House Book Buzz. I love that panel and it‘s alway my first one fo the conference; it gets me started on the right foot and in a great mood. And they really sold me on The Last Train to London.

TrishB So jealous of the Joe Hill! 3mo
TNbookworm Joe Hill👏👏 3mo
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ALA book haul no. 1. This is the stack of comics I was plied with for summer reading prizes. Omg, Fantagraphics reps were so nice! As soon as I mentioned prizes, they grabbed a box and started filling it for me. 🥰 including Angel, Buffy, Ronin Island, The Magicians, RL. Stine, Ben 10, Hex Vet, Avant-Guards, and Pandora‘s Legacy.

charl08 That's so great! 3mo
riversong153 Lumberjanes! 3mo
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The Rough Patch | Brian Lies
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Last day at ALA. Waiting for a few freebies. I was terrible about posting as I am no @MrBook 😂 seriously, your photo documenting of BEA was great. ALA has been awesome but I am ready to put my feet up. One more session and then the airport.

SilversReviews WOW!! This looks amazing!! 3mo
Zelma @SilversReviews a lot of publishers give books away on the last day so they don‘t have to ship them home. I don‘t always bother as I have enough books and hate waiting in line. Bit today I have time to burn before my next meeting. 3mo
Bookladylinda Looks fun!!! 3mo
MrBook Wonderful!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Looks exactly like BEA! 3mo
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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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Friday night party going on at my house. 😂🍫🍫🍫

BookFreakOut Love this book so much! 3mo
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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I decided quite awhile ago that, though I love Neil Gaiman as a person, his books aren‘t my thing. So why did 8 have a burning need al of sudden to re-read American Gods? It was like a serious food craving.

ravenlee I didn‘t much care for this one when it first came out, but for years now I‘ve been really wanting to read it again. But this time I won‘t pay sticker price! 3mo
Patchshank I think even if you don't like Neil Gaiman, there is a certain appreciation for Neverwhere and American Gods. It's just what I've observed. I'm a Neil Gaiman fan and like almost everything he's done. Stardust has been the only thing I haven't really liked. 3mo
Karisa It's one of my all time favorites. I love the concept and all the nods to mythology. One of the few books I have read more than once (normally a one and done type of reader). 3mo
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Amiable My husband loved this book. I‘ve been thinking about picking it up. 3mo
Zelma @ravenlee so strange how we are drawn to books like food cravings. It‘s unexplainable. 😆 3mo
Zelma @Patchshank @Karisa I remember liking it when I last read it but not loving it. However, I devoured the first season of the tv show and it made me want to revisit. For being 10 years since I last read it, it feels very familiar. 3mo
Zelma @Amiable no time like the present! 😄 3mo
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Here is my #LitsyNeighborhood photo. It doesn‘t matter what direction I point my camera; it all looks the same. I live in the country surrounded by sugar cane fields. The cane was just cut in January and will grow to about 10-12 feet before next harvest. It really changes the look of things when it‘s cut versus tall. @MrBook

MrBook Wow!!! Reminds me of home! ☺️🤗😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Christine Beautiful!! 3mo
kspenmoll Beautiful! So green! 3mo
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Happy early birthday, @Jerdencon

#49bdaygiveaway

Jerdencon Thanks for joining 😀 3mo
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Summer Reading is here and I am exhausted. Looking forward to my one day off this week, drinking coffee in my new Natl Parks mug and reading a easy teen thriller. But on the plus side, library events have been a success. One week in and we had 397 participants at our programs. If the numbers reflected our usual attendee from the school year, we only expected about 150. 😱😃💪

Severnmeadows Envious of your National Parks mug 😊 3mo
Zelma @Severnmeadows the back says Get Stamped. It‘s pretty cool. 😆 3mo
Susannah I love getting National Park stamps! I‘ve had my passport since 1993. 👵🏼 I‘ve never seen that mug before, though. It‘s great. (edited) 3mo
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Zelma @Susannah my folks found it recently and surprised Mr. Z with it. I‘ll ask where they got it. 3mo
kspenmoll @Susannah my son has bern getting passport stamps since he was young. Such fun! 3mo
Susannah @kspenmoll it‘s still really fun, though I barely get to national parks anymore since I‘ve moved to California. When I lived in Mississippi, there were a lot of them very close together. California, less so. 😉 3mo
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There isn‘t anything new to say about this one, as so many Littens have already read it. However, this was so up my alley and I just loved it. There were a few too many coincidences and ways the characters crossed paths, but I still enjoyed being in this world for awhile and living with these particular characters. It made me smile, cry, and feel lots of emotions, and I was sad to move on to a different book after. It rarely gets better than that.

JanuarieTimewalker13 My fave of the year, thus far, and one of my faves of all time. 3mo
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Well, summer is here. I may collapse before the end of summer reading as I‘m already tired but it‘s still a lot of fun. I love my job and how different it is every day. Here I am on the news with my space helmet; we‘re making them next week for our Astronaut Training Camp program.

cathysaid OMG the ADORABLE-NESS ❤ 4mo
JSW This made my day 4mo
Zelma @cathysaid @JSW thanks! It was a big hit at all the stations. Everyone there, even newscasters, tried it on and took photos. (edited) 4mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 This is awesome!! 4mo
Branwen I love this! 😍📚💕 4mo
JennyM So awesome! 😎 👏🏼 4mo
TNbookworm Love this😍 4mo
ValerieAndBooks So cool!! 🚀
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Loving this book and my long weekend. More laziness ahead today.

Soubhiville Such a beautiful book! 4mo
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Librarian littens, who‘s going to ALA next month? Interested in a meet-up? I will be there Friday to Monday. #ala #ala2019

Librarybelle I have an exhibits only pass...right now, my colleagues and I are talking about going for Saturday 4mo
BookFreakOut I have an exhibit pass, going Saturday and Sunday. 4mo
Crystalblu I'll be there! 3mo
theladygreer So bummed I missed meeting Littens at ALA, but it conflicted with the Historical Novel Society Conference across town! Hope your experience was awesome. 3mo
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Bailedbailed

Unfortunately, I have been on a roll with bailed reads and books that just aren‘t working for me. I like the idea of this but not far in, I realized I hated main characters and was only interested in the flashbacks of their parents‘ stories. I might have stuck it out with unlikeable characters but their actions made so sense so I‘m moving on.

akckitty Hope you find one that works out! 4mo
Zelma @akckitty thanks! I mined my shelves and decided on The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. So up my alley; I expect I‘ll like it. 4mo
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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I survived Summer Reading Registration at the library yesterday and this is my only plan today: book, coffee and snuggling with Doggie. So tired but it all went well. Summer is here. 😱😁💪

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This is not me right now and I am very put out by it. Currently taking a quick break from mopping but I‘d much rather be reading my book. Things just got a bit crazy in Scythe.

AlaSkaat This one's one of the worst things. You know you should do it but books are just always, always there pulling at you! I had to study a lot lately and it was hell trying to stay away from books :((( if life could just stop sometimes 4mo
Zelma @OleAnder normally I would just skip cleaning and read, but that‘s why my house need it so bad right now! 😂 my folks are coming to visit tomorrow and I need to clean the cat hair for my allergic mom. No excuses today. 4mo
AlaSkaat @Zelma Haha, always leave it until it's absolutely necessary! :) 4mo
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Slajaunie I‘m reading my book. 🥰 4mo
Zelma @Slajaunie jealous! Taking another quick mopping break. I might be done until morning. 😴 4mo
Slajaunie Someone should really clean my house! 😂😂😂 4mo
Zelma @OleAnder @Slajaunie more mopping! 😩 and just dumped over a bucket of dirty water in the kitchen. Tonight will be reading and lots of wine! 4mo
AlaSkaat @Zelma I just cleaned my kitchen and made dinner. Now I am waaay too tired to even pick up a book :((( 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Hilarious.....ly true!!! 3mo
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Had to snap this quickly while Radar was looking. He‘s not a lap cat but will hang next to me and chill. Really enjoying this book after a few duds. I am torn between Litsy-ing or reading though. I can‘t watch the last GoT episodes right away and habe to stay off social media for the next two weeks. 😱

Coleen My cat is the same. Heaven forbid she sit on my lap, but she‘s often within a 2‘ to 3‘ radius. 4mo
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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t do it. I‘m suspecting that Ian McEwan and I no longer get along. I absolutely loved a couple of his earlier books but the more recent ones feel cold and pretentious and lack the depth that I expect and want. This has such an interesting premise but gets bogged down by one character‘s secret past and is just boring on top of everything. Moving on.

Vinjii Atonement is one of my favourite books. Oh well. I guess things do change. 4mo
mrozzz Hmmm I really wanted to read this one but I also kind of want to skip it 😅 4mo
Pruzy This book reminded me of a worse version of Enduring Love 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My post for my library‘s FB page today. It‘s doing pretty well so far.

LibrarianRyan I have this in a tee shirt. 4mo
Zelma @LibrarianRyan so cool. I need to up my t-shirt game. 4mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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My plans for the ending. Leftovers for dinner so I don‘t have to cook and one of these three beauties from the library. What a long week. Am exhausted and ready to be a sloth!

readordierachel Enjoy! 4mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Mehso-so

I was so excited about Walker‘s newest novel after loving The Age of Miracles. Unfortunately I really didn‘t care for this at all. The writing was nice, if a little distant.and I wanted to see what happened to the characters, but the plot felt way too familiar and unfinished. My overall impression was that this book has already been done before many times, and I still didn‘t know what was going on or really the whole point by the end.

readordierachel Bummer, this sounded so good! 5mo
Zelma @readordierachel I forgot to write in my review that I think this will be an awesome book for the right reader. And that I probably would have liked it more if I was in a different mood. 5mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Pickpick

Holy moly, I love this book! I have been on a linked short stories kick recently, but I felt like this tied more together as a novel then, say, Olive Kitteridge. This was really a series of snapshots of a family tree, each chapter a different voice. I referred to the family tree in the front the book quite a bit but never found the book confusing. So evocative, tragic, hopeful, and very difficult at times. Just excellent.

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Bailedbailed

I have been bailing left and right on books lately. 100 pages in and I just didn‘t care about this one. Great idea, but not much in the execution. Another gratuitous photo of Radar. And yes, I have barely moved from this chair for my entire long weekend. 😄

ravenlee Life is too short to stick with books that don‘t do it for you. Nice kitty! 5mo
Dragon 😻 5mo
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Pickpick

Just finished another installment of the Inspector Gamache/Three Pines series and enjoyed. I love the setting and characters so much that they make up for some of the plot points or murders I don‘t get into. Even better than relaxing at home with Radar right now is the fact that we closed early early due to nasty weather and I have tomorrow off. Lots of reading ahead!

Brewychock48 What a beautiful kitty💞 5mo
Zelma @Brewychock48 thank you! He‘s kind of simple but so loving and weird. We adore him. 5mo
Amiable Love your black kitty! 😻We have one, too. Also kinda weird and simple. 😀 5mo
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Bailedbailed

I had high hopes for this one but it depressed me even more. By page 70, amidst the anecdotes and statistics about the current retirement/employment situation in the U.S., the only recommendation was to skip expensive brunch and go out for $4 coffee instead. I felt like it just dumping more negativity on me as a reader. Nope, not for me.

BookwormM Dump the coffee and make your own at home with a good book 🤣🤣 5mo
Zelma @BookwormM excellent point. Now to be fair, her main focus was on the fact that people who struggle as they age aren‘t alone and we need to change the culture of employment and aging as a whole. And she recommended leaning on relationships and the important things in life. But it was still just not for me. 5mo
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