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Amiable

Amiable

Joined May 2016

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." --C.S. Lewis / A reader and tea lover in southeastern Connecticut
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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A month later, I am finally done reading this 818-page tome. Even the cat has collapsed in astonishment and relief.

#catsoflitsy

Ruthiella 😂😻 19h
Tamra Funny! 18h
LauraJ The mouse looks knocked out too! 18h
batsy Lol! 16h
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This passage hits me like a punch in the heart because my husband is a firefighter. And this is exactly what firefighters do: they walk directly into danger while the rest of us are running in the opposite direction. And for 343 of those firefighters 9/11/01 was indeed their last day on earth. 😢

CarolynM Wow. I have no words. I can't imagine how that passage must feel to you. 2d
Amiable @CarolynM I usually try not to think about the dangers of his job when he‘s at work (like he is right now, in fact). But this book is a huge emotional trigger—for all sorts of reasons. 2d
LeahBergen Ooph. ☹️☹️ 2d
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mcipher That‘s huge. And so brave and selfless and wonderful. Your husband must be an amazing guy (but I bet sometimes you wish he was a an accountant!) 1d
Amiable @mcipher My husband used to be an engineer who was a volunteer firefighter at night and on weekends. After 9/11 he decide to attend the fire academy and become a full-time career firefighter, which he‘s been for more than 16 years now. So 9/11 actually changed the trajectory of his career. 1d
mcipher Oh wow! So this book has got to be incredibly powerful for you. That‘s amazing! 1d
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Sitting here in the waiting room for a doctor‘s appointment and I just started this book. And I immediately began to cry.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I want to read it...and yet I know it will be tough. 2d
marleed Yea, I might need to read that one at home with a box of Kleenex nearby. 2d
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A cool, crisp morning. A cup of hot black tea. An hour-long train commute to work. And ... a book about how to spot psychopaths. Let‘s get this day started ... 😬

Chelsea.Poole Sounds perfect to me! 😊 3d
Amiable @Chelsea.Poole Right? Although I‘ve already “spotted” several psychopaths in my workplace, so that‘s bound to be fun. 😳 3d
Clare-Dragonfly 🙌🏻 3d
Leftcoastzen Hope there is not one sitting next to you. 3d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. 17 as of right now. Favorite so far was Turkey.

2. I‘ve lived my entire life within 10 miles of the coast —I can‘t imagine anything else! 🙂

3. Latvia. My dad‘s great-grandparents came from there to America.

4. I have an obsession with reading books set in India, even though I‘ve never been and have no plans to go there.

@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

AlaMich Re: #3...me too. I grew up and went to college about that distance from the Pacific, and for the last 28 years I‘ve lived in Chicago, on Lake Michigan. Which is so big it might as well be an ocean. 4d
Amiable @AlaMich My husband is from Arlington Heights, north of Chicago. His dad lives downtown now, in River West near the Merchandise Mart. I love Chicago—and Lake Michigan! (edited) 4d
JenReadsAlot I really want to get to Turkey! 4d
Eggs Great traveler! 4d
myellenbee Got to go to Turkey this year. It was amazing! 4d
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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 7

7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@jdiehr , would you like to play?

jdiehr Sure! 4d
Ruthiella I did not read this as a kid but I remember it from the class library. Seeing the cover makes me nostalgic.😀 4d
Amiable @Ruthiella Oh, I loved it so much as a kid. And I loved it just as much when I read it to my boys when they were kids! 🥰 4d
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Amiable @jdiehr Yay! 👍🏼 4d
Tex2Flo I still have my copy from high school. 4d
Amiable @Tex2Flo It‘s so good, right? 4d
Tex2Flo @Amiable absolutely one of my all-time favorites. 4d
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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We moved into this house about 8 months ago. My husband had the idea to take the eaves space on the landing at the top of the stairs and build bookshelves into it. I love the way it looks —and now I need to go buy more books! 😀👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

LiteraryinLititz What a great use of space! 5d
mcctrish What a great idea and YES to more books 5d
SheilaChew ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
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Ruthiella Love it! I am sure you will have it filled up in no time!😀 5d
Amiable @LiteraryinLititz @mcctrish @SheilaChew @Ruthiella Yay to more books! 👍🏼👍🏼💃🏻📚 5d
tjwill Beautiful! 5d
AlaMich But what about the little door? (edited) 5d
Tamra Terrific use of space! 5d
Amiable @AlaMich The little door went into a small crawl space that wasn‘t useable for much more than storing suitcases when we aren‘t traveling. This makes the space more functional. Plus .. I get to buy more books! 😀 4d
Amiable @tjwill @Tamra Thanks! I think so, too! 4d
LeahBergen Wonderful! 4d
marleed This is such a great idea! 2d
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Pickpick

Literally sat in my car outside my doctor‘s office until I finished this book. Loved it — it‘s funny and sad and clever and engaging, all at the same time. It‘s just filled with so much heart.

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Far From the Tree | Solomon, Andrew
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 6

7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@LapReader , would you like to play?

AmyG An amazing book. I am such a fan of Andrew Solomon. 5d
Amiable @AmyG It really was —for such a hefty book, the pages just flew by. I was mesmerized. 5d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 5

7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@Ash.on.the.line would you like to play?

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The Jungle | Upton Sinclair
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
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7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@Tamra , would you like to play?

Tamra Thank you! If my books weren‘t STILL packed in boxes I would. It‘s now looking like maybe next spring/summer maybe we‘ll get the room done. 😏 1w
Amiable @Tamra Yikes! Are you surviving with library books? 7d
Tamra @Amiable my TBR books are housed in what was supposed to be a shoe closet. Who needs shoes when you have books? 🤷🏾‍♀️ 7d
Amiable @Tamra OMG, that is so funny —we had a contractor here last week to build some bookshelves into unused eaves space on the 2nd-floor landing. He saw my numerous other bookshelves and asked my husband how many more I needed. My husband, bless his heart, told the guy, “hey, she doesn‘t buy shoes, so this is just what she collects instead.” 😀 (edited) 7d
Tamra @Amiable hilarious! But so so true. 😁 7d
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The Spectator Bird | Wallace Stegner
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Yes!! This is exactly what it feels like when you are surprised by the old person looking back at you in the mirror.

LauraJ I‘m right there! 1w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😂 I love this 1w
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Even though I‘m already in the middle of reading these books (on the left), I dropped everything and ran to the library to pick up those books (on the right). Because when a library hold calls, one must answer. 😀😬

LeahBergen Of course! 😄 1w
Amiable @LeahBergen It‘s actually a miracle I ever finish any book, since I get distracted by the shiny new library books over there! 😀😬 1w
marleed Of course you must! I think #BFCr3 solidified my effort to read one personal physical TBR for every shiny library hold. I‘m interested to see if I can keep it up while on a BFC break @wanderinglynn 1w
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 3

7 covers you love, one each day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@megzlynn , would you like to play?

batsy Nice one! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm This is a cute cover compared to the other one. 1w
Amiable @erzascarletbookgasm Which one are you referring to? I‘ve seen two other covers besides this one. My copy is a hardcover edition. What does the paperback look like? 1w
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Amiable @erzascarletbookgasm Now, that‘s another cover version I like. I‘ve also seen one that is blue and white and shows a drawing of a building. 1w
megzlynn I would. Thanks for the tag! 💕 1w
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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@mom2bugnbee Amy, look what finally surfaced? The first package I sent you for the #bookmarkswap! It just came back into my mailbox! Isn‘t that bizarre? 🤷🏻‍♀️

@LibrarianRyan

mom2bugnbee WHAT IN THE WORLD?!? I know that you had my address correct because the second one came! 🙄 1w
Amiable @mom2bugnbee I know! I have no idea what the postal service was doing. 1w
LapReader That happened to me too. 1w
LibrarianRyan Yeah. It was found. 1w
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 2

7 covers you love for 7 days, no explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@marleed , would you like to play?

Lcsmcat Beautiful! 1w
marleed Oh fun! I‘m not home today but I will start this weekend! 1w
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Post 7 covers you love, one each day.

Day 1

I tag @mcipher

TheSpineView 💕 1w
mcipher Awww, thanks! Now to go stare at my shelves... 😆 1w
Amiable @mcipher I know, right? 😀 It took me longer than it really should have! I was trying to find books that haven‘t been shared yet ... 1w
LeahBergen Aslan! 1w
Amiable @LeahBergen Isn‘t he gorgeous on this cover? 1w
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While eating my lunch at work ...
Coworker: “Why are you reading on an iPad if you have a book?”
Me: “Because one is nonfiction and one is fiction, and I‘m reading both. And I don‘t know which one I‘ll feel like reading until I‘m actually sitting down to read.”
Coworker (walking away with raised eyebrows and a look on her face that screams “What a weirdo...”)
Me (thinking, “you just don‘t get it...”) 🙄

MicheleinPhilly Yep! Every time we see the episode of Gilmore Girls where Rory has about 8 different types of books in her backpack my wife looks at me like 😒. 1w
xicanti It sounds like your coworker‘s the weirdo. 1w
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly @xicanti To nonreaders, we readers are an alien race, I think! 😀 1w
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Aimeesue But…but… that makes complete sense! 1w
Ruthiella Readers are weird. 🤪 But of course you won‘t know what you‘re in the mood for and what if *gasp* you finish a book and are stranded with nothing else to read! (edited) 1w
Lindy Makes sense to me too. 1w
Tamra 😆 love it! 1w
Amiable @Aimeesue @Lindy @Tamra I KNOW, RIGHT?? (edited) 1w
Amiable @Ruthiella Yess!! I can‘t even contemplate the horror of being stuck on my train commute or at lunch with nothing to read! 😳👎🏼 1w
batsy I can totally relate to this, so I'm with @xicanti 😁 1w
Tanisha_A Being a weirdo that way sounds good to me! 😀 1w
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The Spectator Bird | Wallace Stegner
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This is how my mind works. Exactly. No computers —just the old geezer shuffling around the stacks in slippers. 😬

AmyG Ha! Me, too. 2w
TheSpineView Love that and so true for me! 💝 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
JacqMac Relatable. Lol 2w
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Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Pickpick

Well, that was horribly depressing. 😳

A pick, but with the warning that there is a ton of graphic language, sex, and violence in here.

marleed Interesting. I recently gave Idaho a pick but with a caution for depressing. 2w
Amiable @marleed Apparently novels named after states should come with warning labels. 😀 2w
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Deep River | Karl Marlantes
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Spent a pleasant hour this afternoon listening to Karl Marlantes read from his latest book, “Deep River.” He was an excellent speaker! And then of course I bought a copy.

Texreader How awesome!! 2w
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R.J. Julia Booksellers | Madison, CT (Bookstore)
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Attended a reading and book signing by Karl Marlantes today. He‘s the author of several books, including the nonfiction account “What Is It Like To Go To War,” which he was nice enough to inscribe with a personal note to my Marine son!

brilliantglow How lovely! I'm sure your son will love this! 2w
LeahBergen Oh, that‘s wonderful! 2w
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Watching You | Shannon Greenland
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When you‘re on the couch trying to read your book and you get the feeling that somebody‘s watching you ... 🧐

#catsoflitsy

kspenmoll So true!!!! My Em watches me reading on the porch from the living room window and cries!! #catsoflitsy 2w
erinreads 😹 Reminds me so much of my last cat! Current cat is still a little too manic to stare. 2w
AmyG Ha! My cat does this, too. 2w
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batsy 😅 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
CouronneDhiver All 👏🏽 The 👏🏽 Time 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Even though I have already turned a spare bedroom in our house into a library with a wall of bookshelves and comfortable chairs, I decided to rearrange our living room this weekend and create a reading corner. My husband asked how many areas of the house do we really need to set aside for reading? I said I didn‘t understand his question. 🤷🏻‍♀️

MicheleinPhilly Someone‘s sleeping on the couch tonight! 3w
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly Ha! As his punishment I just left him at home to wait for the contractor who is coming to give me an estimate on the cost of building MORE bookshelves into the eaves space on our second floor! 😄 3w
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂😂 A+ punishment! 3w
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Leftcoastzen I don‘t either!😂🤷‍♀️ 3w
wanderinglynn Um, my answer would be: all of them! 😂 3w
Crazeedi My answer, all areas!!😉😊 3w
LauraBeth This looks cozy! You can never have too many reading nooks! (edited) 3w
AmyG That chair...and corner looks so cozy! I love it. I tell my husband I get bored with one reading spot...so I always need a few. 3w
Brithomas17 💜 3w
Copwithabook I‘m so jealous!! 3w
CareBear Lovely! 3w
kspenmoll So inviting! Never too many reading corners! 3w
EllieDottie Love this!! 3w
LeahBergen It looks lovely! 3w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Looks cozy. I'd read there. ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts Very inviting 3w
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Justified: A Novel | Varina Denman
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I don‘t know why he was arrested. This seems perfectly justifiable to me. 🧐🤷🏻‍♀️😀

Leftcoastzen Justified! 3w
cherinium That is funny! 3w
Sweettartlaura As I said at the time I read this, prison with books is not such a bad thing to a reader 💁🏻‍♀️😜 (edited) 3w
tournevis What the blurb doesn't say is the the bore ruined the endings, again and again, for months, deliberately, just to piss off the other guy, with whom he did not get along. Out of spite. 3w
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Snow Falling on Cedars | David Guterson
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Glorious Saturday morning on the patio with a compelling book and a giant mug of tea. Life is good. 😎

kspenmoll Wonderful read! Your mug is great too! Enjoy! 3w
Tamra Indeed! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 the best! 3w
Amiable @kspenmoll @Tamra @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m finding myself getting angry as I read this book — especially at this time in the political environment of our country. 😖 And thanks! The mug is one of my favorites—it pairs my favorite city (Boston) with my favorite amount of tea (lots!) 😀 (edited) 3w
kspenmoll ❤️Boston. Lived there almost a decade. 3w
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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My friend sent me this book about a gunman who shoots up an abortion clinic. I‘m still heading to my volunteer shift this morning as a patient escort at Planned Parenthood. 💪🏼

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Good luck!! 🍀 1mo
kaysworld1 Your a star for all those ladies 💖 1mo
BethM Good for you! 1mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto Thank you for doing that! ❤️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️🥰👏🙌You are amazing! Thank you for doing that important job! 1mo
Melismatic 🤗 1mo
JacqMac Love! 💕 1mo
LapReader What a wonderful woman you are. The world needs more women like you. I would be so grateful for your support. 1mo
Amiable @LapReader Aww, you are making me weepy! Thanks for the kind words. I‘m really nobody special, though —anyone can do it. 1mo
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The Book Barn | Niantic, CT (Bookstore)
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Are you finding everything okay? Our staff is ready to assist you. Payment is in the form of chin scratches and belly rubs.

#catsoflitsy

KatieDid927 Book Baaaaaaaarn 😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen They are all beautiful !😻Bookstore kitties ,yay! 1mo
j9brown Are head pats accepted as well? 1mo
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rather_be_reading omg so cute! 1mo
Slajaunie 💙💙💙🐾 1mo
Crazeedi Your fur friends are gorgeous ❤😽😽😽 1mo
Purrfectpages ❤️ 1mo
Liz_M Adorable, well-fed kitties! 😻 😻 😻 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I work hard so my cat can live her best life. 🙄

#catsoflitsy

JulietBooks What a good cat mom. 😁 1mo
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 1mo
Catsandbooks 😂😂💕 1mo
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rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 1mo
Leftcoastzen 👏👍😂😻 1mo
AlaMich It‘s not like anyone else might want to sit on the couch, right?😸 (edited) 1mo
Amiable @AlaMich Exactly! You must be fluent in “Cat.” 😀 1mo
AlaMich @Amiable Ohhhh yesssss... 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
batsy 😂 1mo
Smrloomis 😂 1mo
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Yes, I know I‘m probably the last human on the planet to read this 😬... ANYWAY, I was reading during my lunch break and literally laughed out loud at the mental image inspired by this passage. 😄

lynneamch Maybe I'm the last. Guess I'd better stack it. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Naaaahh. I‘m in Club Last! 1mo
Ruthiella Forth to last person! I haven‘t read it either!🤪 1mo
Amiable @lynneamch @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ruthiella Yay! I‘m so glad I‘m not alone! I‘m often hesitant to post about books that everyone else seems to have read years ago. I‘m always behind the curve and trying to catch up. 😀 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Amiable Know what you mean. But backlist posts are good! They remind people of books they loved or didn‘t. It‘s all good! 1mo
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Let‘s try this AGAIN, @mom2bugnbee ! 🙄 I made sure to get the tracking this time. Should be there by Thursday!!

#bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Thank you for replacing the lost package. 1mo
Amiable @LibrarianRyan Of course! It‘s not Amy‘s fault the post office kinda sucks. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
mom2bugnbee @Amiable You're so sweet! I'm sorry that you had to do this twice! 1mo
Amiable @mom2bugnbee I should have added the tracking the first time instead of just doing first class! I really didn‘t think it would be a problem. It wasn‘t going all that far. In fact, yours was the closest one to my house —the other three I sent out all went farther and actually got there! 😬 1mo
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Sigh. I sure miss having a president who was intelligent enough to recommend good literature instead of one who accidentally “wrote” a book based on the stupid things he said/tweeted after a natural disaster. 😖

Dolly 🤭Agreed. One worry is what kids are learning today. 1mo
Freespirit I read a few of Barach Obamas recommendations😍 1mo
KathrynElise Omg this looks hilarious! Adding to the TBR pile for the giggles 😂 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Got an hour until my son‘s plane arrives. Guess I have no choice but to wait here. 😉

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s a tough wait, but someone has to do it!🤷‍♀️ 1mo
aprilpohren My happy place!! 1mo
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MrBook Oh yeah! 😎🙌🏻 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Hope he‘s not coming from overseas! CBP system is down! 😱 1mo
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly No, just flying into Providence from Baltimore to visit for the weekend! 🙂 1mo
Amiable @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @aprilpohren @MrBook It‘s a rough job, but someone has to do it! 😀 1mo
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I love these, @BookishTrish ! Especially the book clips —they look just like my cat! 😻 Thank you so much!

#bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan

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LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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I love everything about these bookmarks from @TheNerdyProfessor ! THE SUSHI ROLL CATS ... AHHH!! 😻 And I‘m totally using the postcard as a bookmark too, Kayla! Thank you!

#bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan

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TheNerdyProfessor I am so glad you enjoyed your bookmarks! I had so much fun picking them out 😍 1mo
Amiable @TheNerdyProfessor I have a small makeup bag with the Louisa May Alcott quote on it! I love it. :) 1mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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Guys, look at the gorgeous bookmarks made from recipes out of repurposed cookbooks! Thank you so much, @BeaG ! 😍

#bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan

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JazzFeathers Fantastic! 😲 1mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 Those are pretty cool. 1mo
Princess-Kingofkings Wow 👩🏻‍🍳 1mo
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BeaG @amiable I'm glad you like them! I checked out your page and noticed that you liked tea. I looked for tea themed bookmarks and came across these bookmarks. Enjoy! 1mo
Amiable @BeaG I do love tea! These bookmarks are perfect. 🥰 1mo
BeaG @Amiable 😊❤ 1mo
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Such lovely hand-crafted bookmarks, @Johanna414 ! I love them! 😍 Thank you!

#bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan

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Johanna414 So glad you like them! 1mo
Susanita Love these! 1mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Last two #bookmarkswap packages have arrived, @LibrarianRyan ! Ready for opening day. Thanks, @BookishTrish and @TheNerdyProfessor ! 🙂

@mom2bugnbee , let me know if your envelope still hasn‘t arrived by the end of the week. I‘ll send you another one. Stupid postal service. 😕

LibrarianRyan yeahhhhh 1mo
mom2bugnbee @amiable I hate that for you! 😔 I'll let you know. 1mo
Amiable @mom2bugnbee I guess I should be grateful that 3 out of 4 of my bookmark packets made it to their destinations! For the post office, 75% is a passing grade. 🙄 1mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Got my #bookmarkswap package today, @BeaG ! Can‘t wait to open it. 🙂

@LibrarianRyan

BeaG @Amiable I'm glad you got it! I hope you like it. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahh 1mo
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One Day | David Nicholls
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Pickpick

This book hit me like a sucker punch to the soul with a story filled with melancholy, snarky humor, missed opportunities and an ending I did not see coming. I couldn‘t put it down.

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Jerusalem | Alan W. Moore
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Hubby‘s current read (on left), my current read (on right). The couple that reads giant 1,000-page books together stays together. Mostly because nobody else will carry the book bag. 😀📚

StephanieGeiser 😂🤣😂🤣 1mo
Tanisha_A Hahahahaha, just perfect! 1mo
cherinium Love it! I am a fan of a big, fat book as well! 1mo
Amiable @cherinium I've always been a fan of the fat books you can sink into for days. But ever since Goodreads started their yearly book challenge, I find myself reaching past the chunksters to grab the short books so I can hit a higher annual total. Which is dumb since I'm the one who sets the total! This year, though, I'm trying to up my page counts instead of my book total. So I'm trying to read as many books that are 500 pages or more as I can! 1mo
cherinium @Amiable That's a great idea. I often feel like I'm cheating if I read a really short book and count it toward my total. 1mo
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Oblong Books & Music - Rhinebeck | Rhinebeck, NY (Bookstore)
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Weekend trip with the hubby —of course I insisted on immediately finding the bookstore in the village. Bought three books between us. 👍🏼

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Megabooks Beautiful store! 1mo
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One Day | David Nicholls
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As someone who has raised kids from infancy to adulthood, I say yes to this assertion. They should definitely come out talking with basic practical information. 😄

LauraBeth I think we prefer ours before she could talk 😹 1mo
AlaMich “This activity center leaves me jaded.” 😆😆 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly As a parent of a toddler… I feel this so hard 😂😂😂 1mo
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Caroline2 Yes!!! 👏 😆 activity centres leave me jaded too!!! 1mo
Amiable @LauraBeth I had one like that, too! 😀 1mo
Amiable @Clare-Dragonfly It‘s been 20 years, but I still feel your pain! 😀 1mo
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1. I like both, but I love being inside by the fireplace wrapped in a fleecy blanket with a book and a mug of tea. Winter is coming! 💃🏻 ☕️❄️
2. Black tea. A pina colada is nice, too 🍹
3. My old boss retired last year and did a literary tour of the area near Quebec where Louise Penney‘s fictional Three Pines is set and now I want to do that
4. White
5. Yup! 😀

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@howjessreads

kspenmoll I would so love to tour Louise Penny‘s books! 1mo
Amiable @kspenmoll I think this is the one my boss did: https://www.threepinestours.com/ She said it was incredible! 1mo
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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Got my package for the #bookmarkswap, @Johanna414 ! Can‘t wait to open it! 🙂

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 2mo
Johanna414 Awesome! 2mo
BookishTrish My package arrived today - Thank You! 1mo
Amiable @BookishTrish Excellent! I was worried it would take longer because it was international. 🙂 1mo
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1. Compassion. And a snarky sense of humor that matches mine. 😀
2. Bigotry
3. My friends Elizabeth and Marci have known me the longest— since kindergarten. (That was 47 years ago! 😳)
4. Anyone else who‘d like to play! 🙂

Thanks for the tag, @KathrynElise !
#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

KathrynElise A great sense of humor - definitely one of my favourite traits in other people 👍🏼😊 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻💗 2mo
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One Day | David Nicholls
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When you‘re at work and trying to get stuff done but you keep looking over at the book in your bag and all you want to do is just get up and walk away and find a quiet spot to sit and read. Sigh ....

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Aw and it's such a great book! 2mo
Amiable @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I‘m only on Year 3, but I‘m already invested! 2mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Amiable I really liked the depiction of how things progressed 2mo
BittersweetBooks This describes my daily struggle 😂 2mo
Amiable @BittersweetBooks Right?? 😬😀 2mo
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Feeling inspired to brew up a cuppa after reading this book.

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Completed for the “something from another country” category—and to complete the board for #nonfiction2019! Subtitled “How England Stole the World‘s Favorite Drink and Changed History,” it‘s a quick read about the East India Company‘s successful plan to infiltrate China‘s tea industry.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

mreads Congratulations 👍👏👏 2mo
Amiable @mreads Thanks! You‘re getting close too, right? 2mo
mreads @Amiable yes just 5 more and I've got them all planned 2mo
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Amiable @mreads Excellent! It took me a while to finish because I couldn‘t decide on this last category. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! ♥️👏🏻🎉📚 2mo
Amiable @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! I have to admit it‘s not that much of an accomplishment, really —I love nonfiction and about 50% of what I read each year falls into this genre. So I didn‘t really have to do anything different in my reading life to complete this challenge! I just read what I wanted. 😀 2mo
kspenmoll Congrats!!!🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wonderful! Great job! Now what will you do with the rest of your year. 😂 2mo
Amiable @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Keep reading nonfiction! I just started a book about Ebola. 😀 2mo
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Just picked up this new one — the latest installment in what my husband calls my “Disease of the Month Book Club.” I admit it. I have a fascination with these kinds of books. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Rissa1 This is on it's way to my house should be here next week. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 “Disease of the Month.” 2mo
ReadingOver50 Love these books too 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I love me a good pandemic story. 2mo
Amiable @Rissa1 @readingover50 @barbarathebibliophage I'm so happy to find fellow fans of this genre! :) 2mo
Amiable @Rissa1 @readingover50 @barbarathebibliophage I'm so happy to find fellow fans of this genre! :) 2mo
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly Seriously, it's like an obsession. I've read books about Ebola, yellow fever, polio, malaria, influenza, HIV, cholera, MRSA, radiation poisoning, anthrax ... I mean, I do work at a hospital, but I'm not a clinical person so I don't really know why I'm so enthralled by pandemics. I think my husband is sleeping with one eye open about now. ;) 2mo
Rissa1 I blame my obsession on my mom. She introduced me to Outbreak when I was around 10. I read it so many times the book fell apart. If you like podcasts I recommend This Podcast Will Kill You. 2mo
Amiable @Rissa1 It's weird -- I don't really like fictional books about pandemics (with the exception of “Station Eleven“-- I enjoyed that one). I want my biological and epidemiological horror straight up with nonfiction and facts! I don't know what that says about me, really. Probably not good things. 😬 2mo
Rissa1 @Amiable I really don't either. I think because Outbreak was my introduction it has stick with me. I think for me, since I enjoy Thriller/horror categories, that truth is far more frightening than fiction. 2mo
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