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I'm a Hygge girl, in a Hygge world.... On LT I'm also avanders; on Goodreads I'm at https://www.goodreads.com/avanders
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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
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The Cozy Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes from Today's Bestselling Mystery Authors by Laura Childs, Jenn McKinlay, Cleo Coyle, Julie Hyzy, B.B. Haywood
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Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
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Kalpa Imperial by Ursula K. Le Guin, Angélica Gorodischer
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Very Best of Charles de Lint by Charles de Lint
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Big day!! #bookmail #reallifestufftoo

🦈Received my #LMPBC #groupv Round 6 book — #creaturefeature
🧜🏼‍♀️Received my #reallifebookgroup book
👩🏽‍💻Accepted an offer for a new job ... I may now be in charge of other people... 😳🤓

hermyknee That‘s awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!🎉🎈🎊 3h
MallenNC Congratulations on your job! I loved Say Nothing. It‘s great. 3h
cobwebmoth Congrats!😘 3h
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vkois88 Yay!!! Congrats ❤❤❤ 3h
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 3h
Avanders @hermyknee @mallennc @cobwebmoth @vkois88 @soubhiville thanks all!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Also, I‘ve heard so many good things about the book @mallennc — can‘t wait to get to it! 👏🏽👏🏽 2h
Kalalalatja Congratulations on the new job! 🙌🙌🙌 60m
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Found on @RealLifeReading ‘s page 😄
🎠 Ann M. Martin (Babysitters‘ Club!)
🎠 Alice in Wonderland 👧🏼🐇⏱
🎠 A is for Atom (see tagged!)
🎠 Angel & Bavar
🎠 Arcadia by Iain Pears

Mount Misery | Angelo Peluso
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Alright! As probably expected at this point, I picked my #LMPBC #groupv book! 👏🏽👏🏽 It will arrive from good ol‘ Amazon tomorrow! @MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover @BethM

Also, @ofbooksandme I assume this fantastic bag is from you?? Love it!! Thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️ #SFMBC

BethM Woot woot! 2d
BethM Btw am I supposed to include a journal or just the book? 2d
Avanders @BethM I don‘t think we‘ve talked about how the group wants to handle things yet... but I‘d say a journal is often nice... it might depend on how you‘re adding notes (eg @Chrissyreadit used stickies last round!) or how much writing space there is in the book? I‘m tagging the others for input tho ☺️ @MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover 2d
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Chrissyreadit @BethM I‘ve loved stickies and having book journal included, but I also wrote in books. (edited) 2d
BethM @Chrissyreadit well have to talk about our group too! 2d
ofbooksandme Yes, it's it is. Glad you like it 2d
TK421 I'm completely fine with writing notes or comments in the book. I'll include a small journal for longer comments, or your final thoughts or review. If we are all going to write in the books should we all choose a different color of ink? @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon @Bklover @BethM 1d
Bklover Mine is a mass market paperback so not a whole lot of room. I love the idea of stickies for brief comments and the journal for longer/summary? I also love writing in books! And @TK421 I‘ll use red ink if that‘s all right with everyone. @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon @BethM 1d
TK421 @Bklover that's fine with me. I'll use green!😊 1d
Bklover Perfect! @TK421 (edited) 1d
BethM I‘ll use purple! I‘m off to B&N after a pedicure! 1d
Avanders @ofbooksandme love it! Already using it 🥰🥰 1d
Avanders I‘m cool w however we want to handle it, even in the moment. Write in the book, use a stickie, use the journal, it‘s all good. As for ink, @MaleficentBookDragon I think @TK421 is using green (see above 😉). You pick otherwise and I‘ll take the remainder — I have lots of pens 😁 @bklover @bethm 1d
MaleficentBookDragon Good catch @Avanders Hmmm. I'll take blue. 1d
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon 😉 ok I‘ll take.... honestly, It‘ll prob be black. 😔 But I‘ll try to remember to bring one of my “funner” colors home from work 😁 pink? Orange? Turquoise? Lime? 1d
Avanders @Bklover sweet! And I see @bethm has purple... and a pedicure. I need a pedicure.... 🦶🏽💅🏾👡 1d
BethM @Avanders it was lovely, I get maybe one a year so it was definitely a treat. 1d
Avanders @BethM yay I‘m so happy for you! I love pedis .. so relaxing. 😌 1d
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Staycation Anti-Travel Journal | Dragon Dragon Dragon Dragon Travel Journals
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#StaycationInTimeSwap #SITS

Now just for the interminable passage of time (ha) waiting for things that could take up to 45 days to get to me?! Ah well.... seems I have time (lol 😆)

Chrissyreadit Ha!!! I‘m so ridiculous with excitement!! 2d
Avanders @Chrissyreadit lol I‘m really excited too!! I had to do *research*! 😳 But now I want to read everything I‘m sending 😁😁 2d
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Asteroid Made of Dragons | G. Derek Adams
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Ok.. based on prior comments and the fact that the Roanoke Ridge book has become unavailable (weird).... here are my current thoughts. Let me know what you think!
@MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover @BethM
#LMPBC #groupv

And now I‘m going to check out and be MIA ‘til tonight...

TK421 Mount Misery looks pretty good. I actually haven't read any of these. 3d
Cathythoughts Love your new pic !! Beautiful 3d
Geeklet Hyperion is very good! It‘s an interesting spin on a Canterbury Tales style of story. Every narrator has a good story to tell. 3d
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Avanders @TK421 ok awesome 😁 3d
Avanders @Cathythoughts aww thank you! 🥰 3d
Avanders @Geeklet ok good to know! Sounds great!! Would you agree it fits into the “creature feature” category? 3d
Geeklet @Avanders There‘s definitely a few weird creatures, especially the Shrike. They‘re not the biggest part of the story but they play a very important role in motivating the characters towards their goal. 3d
Avanders @Geeklet sounds like creature feature to me! 😁 thanks! 3d
MaleficentBookDragon I was thinking of doing Mount Misery myself so I vote for that one. 3d
Bklover Any of them are fine with me. I‘ve already read The Watchers, but the rest all look good! (edited) 3d
Avanders @Bklover I think you and @MaleficentBookDragon have both read Watchers already — I‘ll just have to read that on my own time ☺️ I‘m leaning toward Mount Misery 😁 3d
Bklover Sounds good! 3d
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Watchers | Dean Koontz
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Okay #groupv #LMPBC (which I had definitively said I could not do this round 😳🤭)... here are my thoughts on a #creaturefeature at this time... I looked most of these up! I only own 1 of them, but I‘ve read none. 😁

Let me know thoughts!!
@TK421 @MaleficentBookDragon @Bklover @BethM (I‘ve tagged you too, just in case 😉)

BethM @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon I guess I‘m in 😂I didn‘t think I could be because you all had 4. Can you give me a run down of what to do? Just pick books I have but haven‘t read that fit the theme and then we vote? 4d
Avanders @BethM @MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 @Bklover I don‘t think 5 is much different than 4, and I‘m down with a 5th! I assume Nathan and Missy are cool too?? Plus, that would take us into the cooler months, and it‘ll be fun to be reading these then! And yes, Beth, were just posting ideas now. I‘m not sure if we vote or if we just each pick our book based on whatever comments we get? It‘s up to you all! I‘m cool w whatever. 👏🏽👏🏽 4d
Bklover I read Watchers decades ago but it‘s awesome! Any of them are fine with me! 4d
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Bklover And Yay, Beth!!!!! Heck yeah!! 4d
Martyn_J_Pass Triffids!!! Awesome book! 3d
TK421 Watchers and Roanoke Ridge have both got me interested. Welcome to the group @BethM ! 3d
Avanders @Martyn_J_Pass it‘s been on my list for a while!! @bklover sweet! 💃🏽💃🏽 @tk421 awesome, thanks! 👏🏽👏🏽 3d
BethM @TK421 nope. 3d
Avanders @TK421 not me either — looks good! 3d
BethM I‘ve read none. 3d
BethM Do aliens count as creatures? 3d
Avanders I would think so! @MaleficentBookDragon @bklover @tk421 different thoughts? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3d
TK421 If it's alive, then I guess technically it's a creature. 👽 3d
BethM @TK421 I have a lot of vampires and werewolves which I don‘t think count so I‘m trying to look up books since I don‘t own any 😂 3d
Avanders @BethM hmm 🤔 I don‘t know about vampires 🤷🏽‍♀️ but I think werewolves count! I had to do some “research” too 😁😁 3d
MaleficentBookDragon @BethM werewolves ALWAYS count! I was thinking about The Howling myself. 3d
MaleficentBookDragon @TK421 Is that a book they based The Quiet Place on? It sounds good. 3d
MaleficentBookDragon Ok I just looked up Roanoke Ridge. I vote for that one too! 3d
BethM @MaleficentBookDragon that werewolf one sounds good too! 3d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Just a touch behind this time 😁 Thanks for the tags @LibrarianRyan and @Nessavamusic ! 😘😘

1. Curious, Impressionable, Entertained 🤓
2. It‘s a tough call b/t my chair (La-z-boy leather recliner on left) & a bath many nights...
3. Buggy = Tasmanian Devil 😈
4. 👌🏽

1. Yes!
2. Yes! .. a yr ago?
3. Wild: 🐙; zoo: 🦚! They roam free at our zoo 😊
4. Yes‘ish: Bobcat (wild); yes: some sea creature 😳😊
5. 👌🏽

#thursdaysurvey #wondrouswednesday

vkois88 Thank you for the tag! These are fun 🤗🤗🤗 4d
tournevis 😘😘😘😘😘😘 4d
BethM Roam free?! 4d
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Avanders @BethM free! Like. Walk up to you, free. Well. I don‘t know if they can leave the zoo... 🤷🏽‍♀️ I‘ve never seen them out & about in the city! 😆 4d
BethM Omg I totally want to go. 4d
Eggs Double play!! I could melt in that chair! 4d
Avanders @BethM It‘s a surprisingly good zoo for this city! They also do weekly concerts at the zoo, so you can wander around and listen to music while visiting animals. My friend and I saw Indigo Girls that way in ~2005. ♥️ 4d
Avanders @Eggs lol always fun to double up 😁 I *do* melt in the chair. It was *such* the right choice for me 🥰🥰 4d
ravenlee The Omaha Zoo has free-roaming peacocks, too - and they get a little aggressive when they want food. We learned that when my then-toddler was snacking on those puff things and it turns out the peacocks like them, too! Throw them and run! 4d
Avanders @ravenlee 🤭🤭 I‘ll keep that in mind next time I bring my toddler!! 4d
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Bottom right fan art is my favorite. 😁 I thoroughly enjoyed this dark urban fantasy heist story! It‘s the first in a duology, & though I usually prefer my series installments to have completeness in themselves, I nonetheless loved the way this one ended. Kaz is the ultimate antihero and I can‘t wait to read more set in the Grishaverse! 4.5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

(I also can‘t wait to see it on Netflix!)

Oh ps: #SFMBC on its way to you @cobwebmoth !

HOTPock3tt Can I read it by itself or do I need to start with shadow and bone? 6d
Avanders @HOTPock3tt I haven‘t read any of the Shadow and Bone books yet, so you can definitely read it without them... there‘s a little world-building in the beginning, but it picks up quite a bit of pace after that! 6d
cobwebmoth Thanks!😘 Also, love your new profile pic!❤ 6d
Avanders @cobwebmoth thanks lady! 😊♥️ 4d
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The World of Poo | Terry Pratchett
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@ofbooksandme I received the #SFMBC book!! Took my mail carrier a couple tries to release it to me.... but she finally left it. 😁 And Thank you so much for these extra books!!! I‘m so excited to read both 😄😄😄
Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Also... might these coffees be from you? They were delivered from amazon yesterday, and I‘m pretty sure I didn‘t order them... 😬 They smell amazing! 🤤🥰

(Litsy mug courtesy of @LibraryThing 😁❤️)

tournevis I want this mug so badly. 7d
mabell What lovely gifts!! 7d
ofbooksandme Yes! They are from me 😁 And also, because of Amazon never sending all my gifts together there are two more little packages going your way. So glad you like them 5d
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Avanders @tournevis I really love it... I think it can be purchased on LibraryThing now? Maybe you just add it to a wishlist 😁😁 @mabell I know! So sweet 🤗😘 @ofbooksandme aww thank you!! ♥️♥️You didn‘t have to do all that, but yay! How exciting! And thank you for the coffee 🤤🥰 4d
tournevis @Avanders I'll go look! 4d
BethM Fun! 4d
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Vintage McCall's Journal | The McCall Pattern Company
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Holy smokes I‘m spoiled!! 😍😍
Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon !!! The coffee & tea smell amazing, I 💗 the McCall‘s mug & journal! The bath bomb, bookmarks, car coaster, & candle are awesome & will be well used! The chocolate & gummies look so yummy, & the books!! I ❤️ that you send me books I‘ve never heard of that are right up my alley! & thrilled to have a paper copy of the cookbook! Thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️ You‘re always so thoughtful & generous!

tracey38 Looks like some awesome goodies! 1w
Crazeedi I Love the mccalls. mug&Journal... wonder where Shegot? 1w
MaleficentBookDragon @Crazeedi I got them at Joann Fabrics. They have different decades. I bought some for myself to go with my book 1w
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MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad you like everything. That coffee does smell amazing. They were out of decaf so I haven't tried it yet.🤤😞 I'm always looking for new cozies for us to try, plus grab a couple off your TBR list. Enjoy! 1w
MaleficentBookDragon BTW I'm obsessed with those car coasters. They are great for cold sweaty drinks. 1w
Crazeedi @MaleficentBookDragon thank you! I must go get!!! 1w
Crazeedi @MaleficentBookDragon I'm getting that book! 1w
MaleficentBookDragon @Crazeedi It is fantastic! I cried I laughed so hard each time I look at it. 1w
Crazeedi @MaleficentBookDragon I loved the betsy McCall paper dolls when 8 was little 1w
Avanders Ooh I‘m going to have to check out that book!! And yes, love everything 🤗🥰🥰 1w
Avanders Oh and yay re the coaster — I really need one for my car in hot-a** New Mexico 🥵🥵 1w
BethM Well now I‘m going to have to go to Joanne‘s. Great box! 4d
Avanders @BethM lol we should all go to Joann‘s more ... 😆 I regularly get coupons from them... if you don‘t, let me know and I‘ll fwd the next one I get! 4d
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Crazy week; much behind. Thanks for the tags @JenlovesJT47 @Gissy and @Nessavamusic !! ♥️♥️♥️
1. Leathy
2. Tagged ☺️
3. They have, but I generally try to go into books blind 😎
4. I 💗 a pretty cover! But I *can* look past a bad one. Usually. 😁

1. Foundryside, easy
2. A Year of Mornings?
3. Tons 😄 My TBR is mountainous 🏔
4. Goodreads, modest goal, ahead of the game💥

Happy Friday!! 🌈🌺💗

JenlovesJT47 ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 1w
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The happiest birthdays: great theme parties for young children | Michaeline Bresnahan, Joan Gaestel Macfarlane
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The happiest birthdays are those that involve books... @MaleficentBookDragon - lookee what came!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I'm excited for you to open it. 1w
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon me too!! I‘ll get on that today 😁😁😁 1w
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Read Harder | Heidi Julavits, Ed Park
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Repost for the ever-creative @LibrarianRyan :
Signups are now open for the Birth and Beyond Reading Challene #BBRC.

It is a year long reading challenge to get you reading out of your comfort zone and from different age perspective.

Throughout the year there will be prizes. Everyone is welcome. Feel Free to share.


LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2w
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Swamplandia! | Karen Russell
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Last book on the #LMPBC tour (before return of own book): Swamplandia! Can‘t wait to get to it 😁

Thank you @Chrissyreadit for such thoughtful & generous & fun goodies!! That color-changing candle looks so cool! The notebook is gorgeous, the coffee-card, bookmark, and color postcards are perfect, the tissues are so cute, and I love those chocolate espresso beans! 🤤 I also cannot wait to try those tea spoons — so cool!! Thank you!!!

Avanders Ps I loved the creativity and the theme 🤗🤗 2w
Chrissyreadit Oh good!!! 2w
TK421 I'm curious to see what you think about the book. 2w
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Enjoying some cozy time with some doctored Darjeeling 🤤

As for the book, a very enjoyable, quick read. Sweet & nostalgic. Not much sleuthing for the reader, but some clues for chewing on. Will definitely read the next one!
🌟🌟🌟💫 (3.5)

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love the title of the book! 2w
AkashaVampie @Avanders So it was good? I believe I have that book on my kindle. Love the title also... that's what drew me to it!! 2w
Marmie7 I thought this was a fun one too! 2w
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Avanders @Jee_HookedOnBookz it‘s fun! ☺️ @AkashaVampie it was simple and fun — I‘d say a great start to a new cozy series! @marmie7 it seems to be universally enjoyed! ♥️ 2w
AkashaVampie @Avanders Awesome!!! 2w
BethM These are fun! I read a few and they become a bit formulaic but fun. 4d
Avanders @BethM I can see that happening... I‘m happy to read them for a while .. I‘ll just fade out when it gets boring 😁 4d
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Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
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New Fun staycation swap! Travel in time, forward, backward...

(Repost from @Chrissyreadit — see her page/the link for more details!

Plan the perfect get a way around a book - or several- journey right from your favorite reading nook- join the #staycationintimeswap and experience the past or future and create lasting memories for your swap partner!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7L8CLF9 )

Chrissyreadit Haha!!! Your auto correct changed it to starvation swap!!! I can‘t breathe I‘m laughing so hard !!!!! Thanks for reposting!!!! 2w
Soubhiville I wondered if that was an autocorrect! Lol @Chrissyreadit 2w
Avanders @Chrissyreadit @Soubhiville 😳🤭😂😂😂 lol! I fixed it now 😁😁 2w
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My bunny‘s bed in the morning (2 yo boy):
▪️super creepy large doll his “titi” (my sister) got him
▪️ water bottle he insists on sleeping with
▪️ blankets, pillows, other stuffies
▪️ 3-5 books that he‘s taken to bed with him to read in the dark after lights out, in the middle of the night, or in the morning. This morning: his favorite colors book, a Carle book, and his favorite Bear book ☺️
#happyheart #raisingreaders #futurelittens #littlelittens

Karisa My son is the same way! He must have a dozen books in his bed and stuffed animals. He won't let me put them on the bookshelf right next to his bed. He's 10! Gotta love raising readers! 3w
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Buzz! I‘ve got 2 little Beat Bugs fans myself. 3w
Gissy So cute! Stories to remember! 3w
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Avanders @Karisa aww that‘s awesome! And I can relate 😄😁 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk ooh so it‘s from a show? We don‘t know it (yet!), but the doll on her own is pretty creepy 😁😆 @gissy 🥰♥️ 2w
TobeyTheScavengerMonk It‘s a Netflix show where each episode is about a Beatles song. My boys have Beat Bugs instruments, action figures, and books and we listen to the music in the car. It‘s a lot of fun! 2w
SamHeartCoffee He‘s the bestest most handsome kid! 2w
Avanders @TobeyTheScavengerMonk ooh very cool! Sounds fun ☺️ @SamHeartCoffee aww 🥰 we think he‘s pretty great 😁 You‘ll have to come over again soon! 2w
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Sigh. It‘s looks like one of my favorite monthly treats is nearing its end... @MommyOfTwo I‘ve just received your book! I‘ll be sending the June one first, though, then I‘ll read this and send it next (by 7/7 ;)).

Thank you @Marmie7 for brightening another day! The coffee smells yummmmyy, I love the pot holders, and the scarf is a perfect addition to my wardrobe! I also look forward this cozy! Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

#coffeebeanbookclub #cbbc

MommyOfTwo What?! No! It can‘t be almost over 😭 3w
MommyOfTwo @Mommamanzi any plans to do another round? My friend is interested if you do and I definitely would too! 3w
Avanders @MommyOfTwo I know 😢😢 @Mommamanzi I am also curious about a round 3... 😁😁 2w
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BethM @Avanders @Mommamanzi which month is the last one so I can plan my box? I thought we had a rotation of 15? Also can we please, please, please keep doing this? I loves it my precious 😍 2w
Mommamanzi @MommyOfTwo @Avanders and @BethM yes we will so do another round. Maybe take a summer break.This time around it will be by invite only (of for people we personally know) we had so many drop outs and weird things happen this go around. Beth I‘ll let you know ASAP, with all the drops it made a mess of my brain so idk off the top of my head.❤️ 2w
Avanders @BethM @Mommamanzi @MommyOfTwo yay! 🥳🥳 Summer break works for me ☺️ Sorry about all the added stressors.. it‘s so hard when that happens! If there‘s anything I can do to help, let me know! 🤗♥️😘 2w
BethM @Mommamanzi yay! And let me echo @Avanders if I can help just let me know. 2w
MommyOfTwo @Mommamanzi oh that stinks that there were drop outs. No wonder I felt like it was too soon to be over. A summer break is fine with me too. @BethM I would assume we send our last box in July since Avanders has my book for June it will be sent to me in July 😊 2w
Avanders @MommyOfTwo but I think Tori has *my* book... which goes to Kerri and then Annie before me, so 🤷🏽‍♀️ maybe some books are moving faster than others? Hopefully you can figure it out @Mommamanzi .... drop outs in a rotation can get so confusing! (I recently had to have a check in w the #SFMBC group to make sure we all had the books we were supposed to have! 😅) ♥️♥️ 2w
Mommamanzi Yes, so confusing! Two we sent the books BACK to sender and then two are still in rotation I just can‘t remember whose book was sent back and kept in rotation (thank God for notes!) I currently have two toddlers bouncing off the wall thanks to Dunkin Doughnuts so at nap time I‘ll get y‘all the info! 2w
MommyOfTwo Yea I suppose they would be moving differently depending on where the drop outs were 2w
vkois88 I've forgotten the order... @avanders, I sent your book out for this past month (May), it just took me until the first few days into the month to finish. The one I was supposed to receive for May from Chelle was the one that got damaged in shipping, so I didn't have one to read or to be able to ship out to Kerri for this month. But I think Chelle said she's shipping the one for June out tomorrow. So I honestly have NO clue where we are in rotation 2w
Avanders @Mommamanzi oh wow, that would definitely complicate things! Lol notes always help.. bouncy toddlers not so much 😄😆♥️ @mommyoftwo seems like I might even send you another book (or two?) after I send you yours? I suppose we should just wait until Nicole‘s able to sort things 😁😁 I should be sending the 6/7 book out tomorrow, though! @vkois88 sounds like perfect timing! I think the one that was damaged was replaced? In any event, I‘m just 👇🏽 2w
Avanders Happy for #cbbc and happy there‘ll be a #cbbc3 🤗📚☕️♥️ 2w
vkois88 Same!!!! 2w
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End of the Day | Claire North
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I was informed that I could check out no new books and make no renewals of audiobooks or ebooks until I renewed my library card. Yes‘m. I‘ll take a few books while I‘m at it...
1. Death of Mrs Westaway
2. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
3 tagged
4. Sourdough
5. The Emperor‘s Soul
6. Pop Goes the Murder

Thoughts or opinions on any of these? 📚📚📚

LiteraryinLititz I thought Sourdough was bizarre and memorable! 3w
britt_brooke I really liked Sourdough. Totally quirky, but fun. 3w
Crewgurl I actually didn‘t like sourdough, which made me sad because I loved (edited) 3w
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Avanders @LiteraryinLititz @britt_brooke that‘s what I keep hearing! 👏🏽👏🏽 @Crewgurl 🤔 I also really enjoyed Mr Penumbra ... I‘ll try not to set my expectations too high 😁 3w
vkois88 Oh, I liked Death of Mrs. Westaway, and Sourdough is on my TBR 2w
Avanders @vkois88 those are the 2 I hear the most about... sadly, I don‘t think I‘ll have time to get to them before I have to return them.... but that‘s the beauty of a library.. you can always check them out again!! 😁♥️ 2w
vkois88 Yes!! That's my favorite thing too 😍😍 2w
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Summer's Stories | Kendallville, IN (Bookstore)
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Whoop!!! Received my #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticegiftexchange #ssgp package from @Soubhiville !! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 Thank you! Can I open it now? How ‘bout now... 😁😁😁

Soubhiville I‘m glad it arrived ok, and so quickly! 3w
Avanders @Soubhiville 😊🤗 Oh also... where did you get those stickers?? I keep seeing them and {{grabby hands}} 3w
Soubhiville Ah, yes! The wonderful @squirrelbrain ‘s husband makes them! 💕💌🐿 3w
squirrelbrain A parcel - how exciting! @Avanders - if you send me an email to helenharrogate at gmail dot com I‘ll get some stickers sent to you 😘 3w
Avanders @squirrelbrain oh very cool!! And ok and thank you!! 😘 3w
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Colors (Colores) | Eric Carle
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@Mommamanzi is hosting another swap!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️🦄

From her: I have had so much fun “reading the rainbow” so far this year. I thought it would be fun to have a swap including YOUR fav color! Please follow the link below to make sure this is the swap for you.
US only please!
Please repost! If you have any questions, please email me nicoleorlando@hotmail.com https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2FBT9Z5

Gissy When is the swap? 3w
Avanders @Gissy looks like open date is June 30th — but I don‘t know when sign ups close or any other details... 🤷🏽‍♀️ @Mommamanzi ? 3w
Mommamanzi @Gissy and @Avanders 🤦🏻‍♀️I completely forgot to put up when the sign ups close! I‘m closing on the 29th and will have all the matches out by May 30th. June 30th is opening day. 3w
vkois88 So fun!!! 3w
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The Cozy Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes from Today's Bestselling Mystery Authors | Laura Childs, Jenn McKinlay, Cleo Coyle, Julie Hyzy, B.B. Haywood
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Well, we all already know it, but here‘s more proof that #littens are the best! Thank you @vkois88 !! What a lovely surprise!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

vkois88 ❤❤❤ it's just an interim bc I'm literally the worst and haven't shipped your stuff, and now need to redo Buggy's present 😕 3w
Avanders @vkois88 lol you are obvious not literally the worst! 😁😘😘 But I know the feeling — happens to me too! 😳 In reality, you‘re sweet and thoughtful and wonderful! ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
vkois88 Thank you, I needed that this morning ❤❤❤ 3w
BethM I can‘t wait to hear what you think! I‘ve been eyeing this forever! 3w
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The Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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A brief but calm moment to make a touch more progress on the book (I‘m almost done!!) and drink some yummy coffee in this super fun mug from @hermyknee 🤗🥰♥️ (bottle behind it courtesy of #owlcrate)

Trying to appreciate all the little things. 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘💗❤️ 4w
hermyknee Yay!!! I‘m so glad you like it 💙💙💙 4w
melissanorr That's a great mug! 4w
Nerdfins Cute mug! 4w
SamHeartCoffee Cool bottle too! 4w
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Oooooh thank you @MaleficentBookDragon !!!
I haven‘t heard of either of these cozy e-books — & I can‘t wait to read ‘em! ♥️♥️♥️ I‘ve also been in a cozy mood lately! hopefully I can get to them soon... Brightened my week!! 🥰🥰🥰

On a related note, today, I stupidly committed to reading a non-fiction law book (which I bought and *do* want to read... some day 😁) w a boss at work. Sigh. 😕 So, maybe next month I‘ll have time. 🤞🏽🤞🏽

MaleficentBookDragon You're welcome! I got them too. We should chat when we've both read them. 4w
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Coffeehouse Angel | Suzanne Selfors
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Yay!! Received my #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub package last night! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Thank you as always @Marmie7 for the extra goodies!! The coffees smell yummy, I can‘t wait to eat the nibs, and I‘ve been wanting to try the vanilla latte! ♥️♥️♥️ I‘ve already read this month‘s book (and loved it!!), but we‘ll see if I get a chance to revisit it before it‘s time to send on ☺️

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suvata Nice 👍🏻 1mo
slategreyskies Looks like fun! Enjoy!! ✨💚💙!! 1mo
LeahBergen Wow! You‘re speedy. 😆 1mo
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Avanders @slategreyskies ♥️😘♥️ 1mo
Avanders @LeahBergen lol well, once the stuff is in the house... I have to send it out! Can‘t let it sit around... 😜😁😆 1mo
LeahBergen Exactly! 😆 Mine is almost ready to go, too. 👍🏻 1mo
BookishMarginalia Woohoo! 1mo
Chrissyreadit You are so on the ball! I‘m just starting Swamplandia today. 🥰🙏🙏🙏💛💛💛🙌🙌🙌 1mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit oh it totally depends on the month... 😳 You‘ll see when you get it, I wasn‘t even able to finish my own #LMPBC book 🤭 This month I had some reading time 😁 ♥️♥️♥️ @LeahBergen 👏🏽👏🏽♥️♥️ I really enjoy these swaps soooo much. @BookishMarginalia 🎉♥️♥️🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏽‍♀️ 4w
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Well, I‘m a couple days behind here... 😁 Thanks for the tag @SamHeartCoffee ! 😘😘
1. Many, many. Magpie Murders, for one! Have to read it still... 😳
2. I consider the tagged self help 😁 and 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
3. Oh... see above 😬
4. Oh gosh, in law school, I probably went 6 months? 😵😴
5. Well, I‘m so late, so *you*, if you haven‘t been tagged ☺️

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing ❣️ I have some hygge flannel jammies 🤗 1mo
Avanders @Eggs they sound amazing! 🤗♥️ 1mo
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Due to some anchoring-toddler needs, I *had* to rearrange/reorganize my books.... aw shucks....

Here‘s just a portion of one shelf... the shelf w a gap is my OwlCrate shelf (there are a few non-owlcrate books in there... and a few owlcrate books elsewhere... but still ☺️) sadly, this will be my last month getting it! 😕

MrBook Love it!!! 1mo
JohannaRose Did you like owl crate? I was thinking of possibly getting that or fairyloot but I‘m not sure yet! 1mo
Kalalalatja Pretty! 1mo
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BethM Those are some sexy shelves! 1mo
Usagi I had the same problem with my book shelves 😜 1mo
SamHeartCoffee Zombies vs Unicorns!! 1mo
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Life in the dessert doesn‘t often bring enough rain (for this pluviophile). But it‘s been a gray week and a very rainy morning. It. Is. Glorious. 💙🌧⛈🌧💙 (Pic is a view of a corner of our backyard .. flowers courtesy of prior owner.)

I finished this book last night in a long sprint. I found it frustrating and a bit overdone, but nevertheless entertaining and quick paced. Overall 🌟🌟🌟. See Goodreads for full review (link in profile).

Suet624 Soooo pretty. 1mo
Blaire Beautiful spot! 1mo
Chrissyreadit So beautiful 😍 1mo
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Orphan Black | Jody Houser, John Fawcett, Graeme Manson
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Thanks for the tag on this fun #summersantagoespostal questionnaire @nelehelen ! 💖

1. cheese, esp. cheddar or pepper jack 🧀
2. Raybans, aviator-style... I have 5? 😎Or socks. Because socks.
3. Orphan Black was *AMAZING*. 😠😐😳🙃🤓
4. Star Trek 2009 🚀
5. All of them 🌈(esp dark blues, greens, reds, & purples)
6. I like most hot beverages. London Fog?
7. We used to camp a lot as a family when I was little - all of those memories. ⛺
8. ✅

BethM I‘ve wanted to try London Fog since I read about it a cozy. And cheese.... yes. You can tell you‘re from WI 🧀=💕 1mo
Christine I still miss Orphan Black!! 1mo
Avanders @BethM If it‘s made right, it‘s amazing. You could probably do it? You‘d need steamed milk, strong earl grey tea, and vanilla syrup.... 🤤🤤🤤 I‘m drinking one right now... (from local coffee shop that makes the best London fogs I‘ve ever had). If you try one from Starbucks, just know that that‘s about 50/50 ... they‘re not amazing. 😔 1mo
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Avanders @Christine I know.... I still can‘t believe how good it was!!! 😍 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon 💙💙💙💙 Lone on Fogs. I bought vanilla syrup just for that. 1mo
Chrissyreadit I need to try London Fog. 1mo
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Trying a repost on the computer -- it's easy! But also, when you try to change the book it just *deletes* your already-written text, without warning! 😨

And I know it's no longer Wednesday, but #woundrouswednesday all the same (thanks for the tag @mollyanna !)

1. It must be well told! 🌈
2. Socks! Esp. bookish & Christmas socks. 🎡
3. Many! One is tagged... 🍲
4. Edward Gorey ☠
5. I'm so late... 🙃

Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️🤗 1mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Read in part as e-book ARC (Advanced Readers Copy received for free in exchange for an honest review) and in part as audio book (1.5x speed).

Beautiful, heartbreaking, brilliant. Both the story and its telling. Left me a little bereft.

Cathythoughts Great to hear. I have this one 👍🏻 1mo
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This was exactly what I needed. A cozy mystery set in gorgeous Virginia (which I can attest to), with a great protagonist, a strong family, good friends, a good mystery, a mild sort of background romance, and a little (big) something extra. I will definitely be continuing.

On a completely unrelated note, @MommyOfTwo your next #coffeebeanbookclub #cbbc package is in the mail! (I forgot to take a pic)

BethM I‘m glad you like it! I love this series! 1mo
MommyOfTwo Yay! 1mo
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Repost for @TimSpalding (and I can add — it‘s fabulous!!!):
The cat is out of the bag—@Litsy is now available on the web. Check out https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1569601 .

My thanks and congratulations to the whole @LibraryThing / @Litsy team!

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It's a Book | Lane Smith
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Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon !!! What a sweet surprise! Cozy love is the perfect kind of love to share
🤗🤗🤗♥️♥️♥️ I hope your Sunday was filled w hygge even despite your loss. 😿🖤 I look forward to reading this! 😊 I‘ve super been in a cozy mystery mood lately 🔪💙🤓


Ps this book is not in the database?? 🤷🏽‍♀️

MaleficentBookDragon You're welcome.🤗 1mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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1. My “baby” (now >2!) straight chillin‘ on his bike w his g‘ma‘s hat on 😆
2. Tagged on audio. The narration is amazing. 🙌🏽
3. Errand fun w bubuh and mom.. maybe some reading? 😁
4. Hot & sunny. Almost always. 🌞🔥🥵
5. Good question! Maybe... take out? 😬🍛🍻

#summerthisorthat #summersantagoespostal
1. Both! All! (No rooibos or green tho)
2. Both! 🥓🍫
3. Allergic to dogs 🐶 Have 1 old cat... 🐱
4. Mountains. No question. 🌄
5. ✅

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
JenlovesJT47 I miss you lady! Have you talked to @JenP lately? Wondering about our journal. Hope you‘re doing well! 🤗❤️😘 P.S. Time flies, hard to believe he‘s already 2! 😱 1mo
Avanders @JenlovesJT47 I miss you too!! I cant believe how fast time goes & goes & goes 😱🥺 I ♥️ that he‘s 2 already... and also am sad about it. 😁 Some days it feels like I live completely under water... other days I feel like I‘m treading okay 😜 I keep hoping for things to calm down again 😆 I haven‘t heard from Jen in a while — I know she got super busy w school board stuff & I‘d guess that‘s where she‘s been .. miss her too! Hope you‘re great! ♥️♥️ 1mo
Gissy Lovely picture! 😍❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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I am soooo excited my real life book group picked this book for our next book.... it is so pretty!! 😍😍

tracey38 Very pretty cover! 2mo
nelehelen Yasss that cover! 😍 2mo
Bklover I‘ll be interested to hear how you liked this one. Just saw them talking about it on the Today show and it sounds interesting! 1mo
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👏🏽👏🏽 #bookmail #litsymail #LMPBC !
Thank you @Chrissyreadit for such a fun pkg! I‘m geeked to read our next book (Nathan‘s?), & I love everything else!! The teas smell soooo good — can‘t wait to try them! And the cool notebook, pencils, highlighters, bookmarks, & library cards are all yummmmy goodies for my office-supply loving soul 🥰🥰🥰 Thank you for such a lovely pick me up!! ♥️♥️♥️

Also..wearing the fabulous slippers from the amazing👇🏽

Avanders @LibrarianRyan... the rest of my family is rather jelly 😁😘🥰 2mo
cobwebmoth It's my book. Hope you enjoy it! 2mo
Avanders @cobwebmoth ah! I got confused 😁 I bet I will — it‘s been on my radar for a while! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 2mo
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Chrissyreadit Yay!!!! I hope you like the tea. I love Tonic and they have amazing blends. 2mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit I love trying new things — I‘ll try one tonight! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ (edited) 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders next time I will send coffee from a new place I‘m in love with. 2mo
Avanders Mmm 🤤 sounds yummy!! 1mo
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Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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!!! Thank you soooo much @Readergrrl for this amaaaazing #mythsandlegendsswap package!!! The dragon journal is sooo pretty, the socks are amazing, and I love the metal feather bookmarks!! As for the books, I‘m super excited about all of them... and I‘d never even heard of the 2 on top!!! Yay!!!! Thank you thank you!! 🥰😍😆♥️🥰😍😘♥️
What a great way to wake up 😁😁😁

Avanders And thank you @MeganAnn for organizing such a fun swap!! ♥️ 2mo
MeganAnn What a great package!! ❤️👏🏻🎉⚡️Lonely Werewolf Girl has me intrigued 😊 2mo
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Soubhiville Un Lun Dun is a really cool book! Great package! I love the dragon journal too. 2mo
BethM Great socks! 2mo
Avanders @MeganAnn me too!! 😍😘🥰 @MidnightBookGirl glad to hear it!! It‘s sooo exciting receiving a new book that‘s right up your alley that you‘ve never heard about! @Readergrrl @Soubhiville it‘s been on my radar for a hot minute ... hope to get to read it soon! @BethM right?! So excited... 2mo
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Myths and Legends | Philip Wilkinson
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Loooook at this pretty paper! I thought it deserved a post all its own... the pictures hardly do it justice though...
and the wrapping job was so good!!!
#mythsandlegendsswap @Readergrrl

ephemeralwaltz gorgeous!
MeganAnn SO pretty!! 😍😍😍 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Loving those wrappers 👍 2mo
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LibrarianRyan That paper is amazing. 2mo
Itchyfeetreader This paper is beautiful! 2mo
bullbunny I agree, love the paper 2mo
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Anyone? No? Just me then? 😆😆

Seriously though,.. imma need @owlcrate to do a special version so my set will be complete. #kthxbye #owlcrate

kstadt929 Gosh I really need to read the first ones as I have had them on my TBR forever !!! 2mo
hermyknee YESSS ME TOO!!! I hope they will 🤞 I‘m so excited about it! Holly Black is amaze 🤯🤩 2mo
Avanders @kstadt929 (shhhh 🤫 me too 😳) @hermyknee I‘m sure they will. They *have* to. 😄😄 Though my secret‘s out... I still have to *read* the 1st two. Meanwhile, I just alight my eyes on the covers.... 2mo
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hermyknee OMG READ THEM ASAP! They are soooo good! ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Avanders @hermyknee I knooooow I have to!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
minkyb Looking so forward to this! 1mo
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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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The lovely @hermyknee put this fun set of Q‘s together!

🌅Eagle River, WI 😍
🍉 Watermelon of course 😁
🧺reading... 😬 But lots of other things too!
🍵 tea, sweet tea, horchata
🕶 Raybans 😎
🥐 coffee shop ☕️
I don‘t know if my answers were helpful for #summersantagoespostal, but it was fun thinking about 😁

BethM Wi 💕 2mo
SamHeartCoffee Yay ray-bans! 2mo
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Phew! I‘ve been creating a spreadsheet to try to track all the books *received* (sent is a lost cause) through Litsy swaps, etc.... (all the #LitsyLove!!!!) and needed a small break to gaze at books.

Gaze with me....

hermyknee 😍😍😍 2mo
Mitch I‘m gazing... and loving the view! 2mo
Mollyanna Pretty! 👍🏻❤️👍🏻 2mo
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MommyOfTwo Love! ❤️ 2mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😍🙌🏻 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I try to keep up with mine in a bullet journal ❤️❤️ 2mo
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would love to do that... unfortunately I find I maintain e-copies way better even though I love hand-written things 🤷🏽‍♀️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Myths & Legends | Jake Jackson
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Eeeee!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Received #mythsandlegendsswap #mals package today!! ... waiting patiently for 5/1...

The Future Is Blue | Catherynne M. Valente
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😍😍😍 I‘m *so* happy to have this. Special signed limited edition 1014/1250.

The rest of the pile was also damage from today 😁😁

Sarah83 Is it about steampunk? 🎉 2mo
Avanders @Sarah83 I .. don‘t know.. it looks like it would be, but I didn‘t see that in the few things I‘d read... Scott may know... @GrilledCheeseSamurai ? 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Avanders @Sarah83 not steampunk. More weird fiction. It's deliciously well crafted fiction though like only Valente can do. ❤️ 2mo
Avanders @GrilledCheeseSamurai nice! Good to know ☺️☺️💙🤗🤗 2mo
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At Barnes with a free Chai, courtesy of my sister, a spinach feta pretzel, and a couple books I may have to buy....

(Don‘t worry.. I first spent all my money at the local independent bookstore this morning... pictures to come later!)

Velvetfur Oohh cafe and books, that's a great way to spend your day! 👍 2mo
Avanders @Velvetfur such a luxury! ☺️ 2mo
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Yay!! This month‘s #coffeebeanbookclub #cbbc has arrived!! I‘ve been wanting to try this coffee forEVer (and it‘s so good!!), and the coffee towels are perfect for the kitchen! Thank you @Marmie7 for always sending such fun extras! 🤗🥰♥️ I‘m also super geeked to finally read this month‘s book... it‘s been on my tbr for a hot minute! 👏🏽👏🏽

Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
BethM I know that book! 2mo
Avanders @Gissy 🥰😘♥️ @bethm yeah you do! 😁 I was so excited to get it! 👏🏽👏🏽😘 2mo
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BethM The newest one in the series just came out yesterday! 2mo
Avanders @BethM I just got to the part where it stops being “just” a cozy mystery.... I‘m so intrigued!!! And soooooo jelly. 🥪 2mo
Avanders @BethM PS did I already tell you to listen to the first books of this series *on audio*? I listen at 1.5 speed (bc it almost always sounds weirdly slow at regular speed 😆)... and definitely recommend. Then I read the 3rd on paper... and bought the 4th on kindle. 😁 (edited) 2mo
BethM This book has a lot of set up so if you like it rad the others as they get much better. I have it on my tbr so you must have mentioned it. Currently trying to figure out some audio options as my library is pitiful and audible is only one a month. 2mo
Avanders @BethM good to know! I already bought the second in this series 😁😁 That sucks! Have you looked into hoopla? Or Scribd? A few of my coworkers used scribd for free audio 😁 2mo
Avanders @BethM hmm 🤔 maybe it‘s not free.. but I looks like you can get a free month anyway 🤷🏽‍♀️ https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/349821981/Scared-Witchless 2mo
BethM I totally downloaded the app and the book this am. I think once I finish buying the HP books on Audible in a few months I‘ll be cancelling. This one has a lot of stuff! 2mo
Avanders @BethM yay! Hope you enjoy 😁😁 I haven‘t done it myself yet bc Libby and hoopla keep me wellllll stocked! (So far, anyway ☺️) 1mo
BethM We don‘t have Hoopla and our Libby is underfunded. 1mo
Avanders @BethM blech 😖😖 I know it‘s based on your library 😔 Hopefully scribd works for you! 1mo
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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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1. Actively reading: Once Upon A River (Setterfield); Examined Lives (Allen); and Murder in the Mystery Suite (Adams)
2. Nyxia Uprising (3rd in the trilogy)
3. Tagged book ... I‘m finally going to get to it! (Perhaps w some audio assistance as I think it‘s ~800 pages and I don‘t have time in my life for a chunkster right now...

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💜 2mo
emz711 Omg read Labyrinth! I've read it over twice and it's incredible. Made me read the others in the cemetery of forgotten books over again! 1mo
Avanders @emz711 they‘re all so good! 👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Zero Bomb | M.T Hill
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You get me #justtherightbook.. you really really get me...

Got this gem this month from my monthly subscription service where someone in CA picks out books for me based on my specific preferences .... so fun.


hermyknee How do I get that job? 2mo
Avanders @hermyknee I knoooooow... it would be so fun!!! 2mo
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Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1 | Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub
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Ohmygosh thank you @Soubhiville for such a sweet and thoughtful package!! I was home yesterday w a sick toddler... your package totally made my evening 🤗🤗🤗

Thank you for the teas and chocolate, and I love stroopwafel! The bookmarks are so pretty, and the card is so cute (and contained such nice words ☺️)! And I am soooo excited for this gn!!

#litsylove #litsymail

TheKidUpstairs I totally read that as "I'm soo excited for this GIN" I think that says a lot about where my brain is at! 2mo
Soubhiville I‘m glad you like it 🧡. I picked up a copy of the graphic novel for my husband too, and he was laughing a lot as he started it! Enjoy my friend! 2mo
Avanders @TheKidUpstairs lol well.. my brain could use some of that too.. 😁😁 @Soubhiville so fun! My husband was pretty excited to see it too 😄👏🏽♥️ (edited) 2mo
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