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I'm a Hygge girl, in a Hygge world. On LT I'm avanders; on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/avanders
Sociopath: A Memoir | Patric Gagne
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Acquired: Destroyer of Worlds, 3 (grouped) books related to autism, and the tagged, which I am *geeked* about

Read: Ghostwritten - 4 horror novellas on how books can be evil ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reading: Emotional Vampires - so far, en-💡-ning and Murder at the PTA (for #seasonalcozies & great so far!!).

Found: these amazing fish stickers. 🫢🤩

Not separately depicted: enjoying #hyggereadinghour

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛💛 1w
TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍🤍 1w
julieclair Those stickers!!!! 😂😂🐟🐠🐡 1w
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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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Welp, I did it. 🥸 #botm #bookofthemonth

Also, did you know these cookies existed?! 💜🤍

AmyG Ha….I saw the cookies and said to myself “WHAT IS THIS?” 🤣 2w
Avanders @AmyG lol same reaction! 🤣🤤 2w
mabell @AmyG @Avanders My mom loves the London fog tea latte! Not sure how she would feel about the cookies 😂 2w
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Avanders @mabell London fog is one of my faaaavorites (has she had Satellite‘s version?)… the cookies are on point, if a smidge sweet. I actually found them perfect dipped in coffee… 🤔☕️ 2w
TheBookHippie Ohmyword!! Looks yummm 2w
mabell @Avanders No, I don‘t think so! I‘ll have to mention it to her! Interesting combo with coffee, but it sounds yummy 😄 2w
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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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@AardvarkBookClub #aardvarkbookclub #aardvark picks: easy… there was even 1 more I was seriously considering! 🎉

#botm #bookofthemonth not as much… anyone read this? Thoughts? Nothing else really spoke to any desire to acquire immediately/in hardback… 🤔

vlwelser I wanted every single one of these Aardvark picks. 2w
Megabooks I‘m on the library list for Husbands. It sounds cool! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
BookNAround The owner of my local indie and the bookseller whose taste I jibe with the most both thought The Husbands was super fun. 2w
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Kitta I wasn‘t loving the BOTM selections either this month. I went for the historical fiction. 2w
Avanders @vlwelser I know they‘re so good at picking!! 😎 @Megabooks yeah I totally gave in 🥸🫣 @BookNAround nice - “super fun” is right up my alley 😄 @Kitta I could see that - the historical fiction also sounded interesting! I gave in w this one and then added another bc they told me it was my birthday month! (I mean, I knew that, but I forgot it came w a perk 😁) 2w
Kitta @Avanders happy birthday month! 2w
Avanders @Kitta thank you! 🥳☺️ 2w
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I flew through this and loved it. Maybe it wasn‘t *perfect* but it‘ll sit there in my brain for a long time, and what more can I really ask for…

(& another solid pick from @AardvarkBookClub 🎉)

tpixie We read her 1st book for #litsybookclub 2w
Avanders @tpixie ooh I don‘t think I‘ve read anything else by her, so I‘ll have to check it out! 2w
tpixie @Avanders 🩷 I do tend to like @Sourcebooks Books! (edited) 2w
Avanders @tpixie good to know! ♥️ (edited) 2w
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Murder at the PTA | Lee Hollis
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Ah-hah! Found this at the *other* Barnes (other side of town ;)) and will choose this for #seasonalcozies for April. Why? Because, in an ill-advised move last month, I agreed to be voted in as pta president next month (April). 🫣

MaureenMc Good luck! 👍 (from a past-president of the PTO) 😁 3w
ElizaMarie oooo good luck with the PTA! Sounds super stressful! 3w
UwannaPublishme Happy reading and PTA-ing! 😁 3w
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julieclair Good for you for being willing to devote your time to making school a great experience for all students! You are doing good work . Wishing you all the best! (Like @MaureenMc , I am also a PTA past-president for both elementary and middle school.) 3w
Avanders @MaureenMc @ElizaMarie @UwannaPublishme @julieclair Thanks all! 🥰♥️ I‘m happy to do it, just worried about my already tight time… 🫣☺️ 2w
julieclair @Avanders I hear you about the time thing. ⏰ 😘 2w
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The Curator | Owen King
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Ok! Went to DC last week for OA at the Sup Ct (so cool), & had a nighttime stroll past the white house w sis ☺️ (yes, I was exhausted🥱)

Also spotted Ikigai on living long & happy life… 🤔 curious how it contrasts w hygge…

And picked up a few books at Page 1. I was thinking of reading birthday murder for #seasonalcozies, but I think I‘m done w Meier after this month‘s (Patty‘s day), which I‘m struggling to finish. 🍀👎🏽

Anyone read the tagged?

Ruthiella Wow, you totally look like sisters! Great photo. 🤩 3w
TieDyeDude Sounds like an interesting trip! 3w
julieclair What a special trip! So glad you had fun. I hear you on Leslie Meier. I usually enjoy her books, but don‘t want to read her two months in a row. 3w
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Chrissyreadit 🎉💛🎉💛🎉💛 3w
Avanders @Ruthiella thanks! 😘 @TieDyeDude it really was! I‘ve been to DC a few times, but I think this was definitely the most interesting 🤓 @julieclair thanks! And yeah… I can‘t quite put my finger on why I can‘t quickly read her books… 🤔 2w
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ☺️😘♥️ 2w
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Annie Bot | Sierra Greer
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The vast majority of this was deeply unsettling and uncomfortable for me. I don‘t know how to commend this more than: 🤢😭🤯♥️. 5 glowing stars.

#botm #bookofthemonth

AmyG 😬 1mo
Avanders @AmyG lol yep… 😅 1mo
Avanders I should have mentioned this earlier — there are definitely triggers here — sex, abuse, and gaslighting type triggers. 1mo
BethM This sounds way to real lifey for me 😂 1mo
Avanders @BethM lol it is!! Which is funny given that it‘s about a robot 😜 3w
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The Tainted Cup | Robert Jackson Bennett
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This book was absolutely bloody brilliant. Thank you @AardvarkBookClub for picking a book from one of my favorite authors! ♥️

Also, here‘s my #botm #bookofthemonth selection … and getting ready to read St Patty‘s Murder for #SeasonalCozies 🍀🔪🩸

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The Fox Wife: A Novel | Yangsze Choo
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Ugh… more than halfway through the month I #unskipped #botm #bookofthemonth for these…. What is wrong with me?! 😩😩

Also reading this lovely cozy for #SeasonalCozies 😄👏🏽👏🏽

Sadly, I‘m not available to do #Hyggehour this week because I‘m at work (taking a quick break 🥸), but I read the cozy earlier today in an attempt to find a little relaxation ☺️🥰

(Did I tag the right people? 😬)

TheBookHippie 💕💕💕💕💕💕 I think so, yes. I cancelled alllll my book subscriptions. I have to read my TBR 🤣😩🫣😝🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🙃👀 2mo
Chrissyreadit I should cancel…. i have an unread literal bookcase … 2mo
Chrissyreadit #hyggehour can be whenever you make it 😘 2mo
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julieclair I‘m glad you‘re enjoying the cozy! And as for the unskipping… there‘s nothing wrong with you that isn‘t wrong with all the rest of us, too! 🤪 We‘ve all been there! 🤓 2mo
AllDebooks Life is all about adjustments. The important thing is you made time for yourself to relax x 2mo
BookBelle84 The Fox Wife is amazing! 2mo
BethM The cozy looks good! 2mo
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Life! Events! Things!

Reading the tagged for #RealLifeBookGroup - I wasn‘t loving it at first, but I think we‘ve just turned a corner… 🤔

Went to my favorite local bookstore and got this fun stack… note that bottom book that looks like it fits in is, in fact, non-fiction 🤭

And got this lovely sweet v-day card/stickers/bookmark from the ever thoughtful @Chrissyreadit - thank you!! Mal loved the stickers ☺️🥰💖💝💘

Trying to find peace.🧘🏽‍♀️

Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘😘 2mo
Reggie Signal to Noise!!!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Avanders @Reggie ooh yay!! I love her and am happy to get that feedback!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ (edited) 2mo
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I did it! But I forgot to take a picture… so I‘m posting a pic of my sister‘s hyggeligt space & cat (you can‘t see it all clearly, but lots of pillows & blankets!) 😉. I participated in #hyggehour with y‘all last night, reading Inland.

I also finished my #SeasonalCozies pick for January yesterday (meh 2.5 ⭐️).

And in searching for hygge images, I discovered this candle I must have and this podcast I must check out!

Happy Monday all! 😅🩵

Chrissyreadit 🎉🩵🎉🩵 we will be continuing a weekly Sunday night Hygge Hour !!! 3mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit can you tag me next time? 3mo
AllDebooks So glad you joined us x 3mo
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AllDebooks @BethM of course, added to taglist x 3mo
TheBookHippie 🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶 3mo
julieclair Too bad New Year New Murder was not so great. The cover looks so promising! 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit yay!! 🎉🩵🤍💙🎉 3mo
Avanders @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie 🥰😘💙🤍🩵 3mo
Avanders @julieclair yeah… it probably suffered a little from being #17 in the series (but 1 to me), but my biggest gripe was it wasn‘t a mystery that felt solvable by the reader… guessable, but not solvable until it was solved. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I always feel let down by those… 3mo
julieclair That makes sense, like you you were denied the satisfaction of solving it in advance. (edited) 3mo
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After a long week, I left work early, went to my favorite local bookstore, and bought some books w store credit (including my February pick for #SeasonalCozies (tagged)).

Now, eating spinach & feta cheesy bread, having a drink, and zoning dowwwwnnn. 😌

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Ruthiella Sounds like a perfect Friday evening! 👍 3mo
BethM I‘ve never read Leslie Meier, so I feel like I probably should? lol. What‘s #seasonalcozies ? 3mo
Avanders @Ruthiella I fell asleep so early… 🤭 3mo
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Avanders @BethM I‘ve only read 1 of hers so far, I think, & it wasn‘t the 1st in the series & it was before I was really into cozies … but she has a lot of the holiday-focused ones so she‘s a good source for #seasonalcozies, which, to answer your question is something @julieclair started where we read 1 cozy per month that we pick specifically for that month for whatever reason. Low pressure buddy reading ☺️ Join us! If you can‘t read a month, no worries! 3mo
julieclair Sounds like a perfect way to start a weekend! And... I think I spy your March pick in that pile, too. 😉☘️ 3mo
BethM @julieclair can you add me to the list please! 3mo
julieclair @BethM we'd love to have you join us for #SeasonalCozies! Just let me know and I'll add you to the tag list. We also have a StoryGraph challenge if you like to do those: https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/eea8f8fe-5afb-495b-8c57-9c1c5be... 3mo
Avanders @julieclair you do! And April too… 🫢 3mo
julieclair @BethM So happy to have you with us! Adding you to the tag list now. 😃 3mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Oof guys. This genre is a rough one for me, especially when my brain is struggling with focus! But I‘ve been pushing through and, just past the halfway mark, I think I might actually finish in time for #RealLifeBookGroup next weekend! 🤞🏽

Also, it *has* improved as a read for me with progress… it helped that one of my friends put so eloquently why she felt Nora‘s story was such a page turner: will she ever get a drink of water?! 💦🤭

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Out with the old, in with the new!

Barely scraped by with my goal this year, reading The Pale House Devil today! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ weird, dark, and fun. ☺️

And received the tagged from Penguin Random House as one of their final reading rewards (program ending 🙁) - anyone read it?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m almost finished with The Frozen River and it‘s so good! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4mo
intothehallofbooks The Frozen River is fantastic! 4mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve read it, it‘s great! 4mo
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UwannaPublishme Happy New Year! 🤗👋🏻🎉 4mo
chapter_fifty2017 Am starting demon copperhead this January too😊👍💕 3mo
Avanders @UwannaPublishme happy new year to you! 🎆🎇💙 3mo
Avanders @chapter_fifty2017 hope you‘re enjoying it! ☺️💕 3mo
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The Pale House Devil | Richard Kadrey
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Finishing the year with the tagged…
And the 5 books I‘m starting 2024 with!

4 of those are #RealLifeBookGroup books (switching to audio for Demon Copperhead), and the cozy is for #seasonalCozies.

Happy New Year all!

Gissy Great selection to start the new year📚🤗
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This is not the tagged book.. which doesn‘t appear to be in the system yet. But this is what I‘m planning to read for January for #SeasonalCozies

Such a great idea @julieclair !


julieclair This one looks perfect for January! 4mo
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Picked up this beaut‘ with Barnes points today… paid $0.22 😁😁

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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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1- I did! I had to modify it *down* twice though 😞 Hoping this year is different! I am 1 book shy of my final goal…. Must getterdone!
2- 😬 Maybe the tagged book if I finish it?
3- The September House 🤩

Thanks for the tag @BethM 😘♥️

#WondrousWednesday (you know, or Friday…)

Eggs Congratulations on the goal👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Post-Christmas Barnes & Noble sale? Don‘t mind if I do…. 🤩🤩

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Five Winters | Kitty Johnson
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And a continued celebration of Jólabólaflóð!

THANK YOU @mom2bugnbee for this perfectly winter book and yummy chocolate!! With my planned break from work, I‘m hoping to actually get a chance to start reading again! ☺️



mom2bugnbee You're welcome! Glad that the USPS & I could extend your holiday! 😂 4mo
BethM Oooh how long do you get to read? I miss having vacation I could use at this time of year. 4mo
Avanders @BethM I had to take off nearly 3 weeks!! 😯😯 Not that that‘s all reading time and I haven‘t made *much* progress yet 😬 But I agree — a vacation when you get to actually read? Sounds bliss 😌🥰 4mo
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Happy Jólabókaflód part 2!

Here‘re the family‘s treats…

Bugga is really excited about all holidays and we found some extra books to help him (and us all) with understanding ☺️

LeCarre for husband, bada$$ for little sister, Harvest for big sister, and Episode 13 for me.

Also, yes, chocolate abounds. ☺️

AmyG Merry Christmas!🎄 4mo
mabell I just read the Hanukkah book to Sophie! It was very well done. And I definitely don‘t have the BB Night Before Christmas in my collection! 😄 4mo
Chrissyreadit Merry Christmas ❤️🤍❤️🤍 4mo
Avanders @mabell I agree! It is so cool how much he‘s into holidays this year… he was also aware of Human Rights Day (he kept saying Happy Human Day) and Winter Solstice (Happy Winter Day ;)) Hope you had a Merry Christmas!! ♥️🎄😘 4mo
BethM I love this! 4mo
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The God of Endings: A Novel | Jacqueline Holland
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Oooooh thank you @Readergrrl for this perfect #jolabokaflodswap pick!! I‘m so excited!! And thank you for the perfect picks of chocolate too!!

Happy Jólabókaflód all!!

Also thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting my favorite book swap!! ??

Readergrrl I‘m so glad you liked it! This novel was one of my favorite reads this year. I hope you love it as much as I did! Happy JólabókaflóðSwap! 4mo
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Oh Chrissy, what a wonderful self-care/housewarming/Christmas package!! 💖💖💖 Thank you!! Everything is so perfect, and hyggeligt and thoughtful. And the card is so beautiful - did you make that? So excited for everything!

*not pictured: 2 ornaments that bugga hung immediately 😉

Chrissyreadit glad you liked everything- i bought the PDF of card from Etsy and printed it. so sort of made….. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday! 4mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit you too!! 💙❄️🤍 4mo
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Hi all!! I received packages!! I realized I hadn‘t posted re my first #jolabokaflodswap package yet - sorry! I got it! And I also received a package from you @Chrissyreadit !! 🤩🤩 so exciting!! 😄🥰

I also baaaaaked again! 🙌🏽 even though our kitchen is tiny, I‘m so happy I can take complete possession of it for several hours … well, it & most of the rest of our home 😁

And also? Upper right? Yep…. 😅

Happy December all! ❄️☃️🩵💙🤍

dabbe 🤩 4mo
Chrissyreadit hope you open it! it was meant for housewarming ish 4mo
Chrissyreadit also YUM! 4mo
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TheBookHippie Yummmmmm 4mo
AmyG Your cookies look amazing! 4mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit oooooh thank you - buggy and I will get right on that! 😄🥰😘😘 4mo
Avanders @AmyG thank you! We really like to frosting them up 😁😁 4mo
BethM Baking is the best! 4mo
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And some fun holiday thoughts!

My books for #BOTM this month (I hope I get to the tagged this month!!)

Our trees (including outdoor-balcony tree ☺️) and mantle…

My advent calendar this year…

And a book a friend recently gave me — anyone read it?

Happy holidays all!!

Suet624 Fantastic book. My favorite. 4mo
Avanders @Suet624 fresh water for flowers? I‘m so excited to read it! 4mo
Suet624 @Avanders yes…I can‘t describe how intense my love for this book is. My adult children laugh every time I start talking to people about it. They say I get all dreamy. 4mo
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Avanders @Suet624 lol sounds wonderful! The person who gave it to me had similarly strong feelings! 4mo
mabell Love your festive trees! 4mo
Avanders @mabell thank you! ♥️😘 4mo
Chrissyreadit all those stockings!!!! love how you have the Holiday Spirit in full effect! 4mo
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The Christmas Swap | Melody Carlson
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My favorite Christmas Eve tradition … Jólabókaflód!! My #jolabokaflodswap packages have been mailed! ??☕️♥️

Scheduled for arrival in Cali on Friday and in Kentucky on Saturday! ?

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It‘s a good day for Legends & Lattes. What‘s in the cup? Why, a latte of course… ☕️🥛📖

Fall Harvest | Gail Saunders Smith
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Hi all! Happy November!!

Showing Buggy‘s panda costume, our updated post-Halloween mantle, and my #BOTM #BookoftheMonth selections!

Also, don‘t miss it: @MaleficentBookDragon is doing her #Jolabokaflodswap again this year and sign-ups are open!! See her page… 🎄❄️♥️

julieclair I love everything about this post! 🧡 5mo
Gissy How big he is!! How is everything? 🤗🎃 5mo
Reggie Wasn‘t he just a baby, or like a smaller kid? Time flies huh? 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon Love that costume! 5mo
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The September House | Carissa Orlando
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Oooooooh I‘m so excited for both of these!! Thank you @MidnightBookGirl for picking out perfect books for me!! And I love peeps (will save for next cheat day ;)) and those bookmarks are adorable! Thank you!!!! 🧡👻🖤🎃🧡👻🖤🎃

And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting one of my fave swaps!! #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS

BethM Love the new profile pic! 5mo
Avanders @BethM thanks! 🥰😘 5mo
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All Hallows' Eve | Annabelle Jacobs
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Received my #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS package this weekend!! My clever secret sender put *my name* in the from area, so I don‘t know who it‘s from!!🥸🥸

Also super geeked to receive these two stunning books (though journal/planner is not the same kind, they are still books 😉) from Papier. Weird angles to show the gold embellishments. 😍😍

Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Welp, didn‘t take a picture of my #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS package, but I was able to pick up my #BookoftheMonth #BOTM package at the same time, so here‘s a pic of that! So excited for this book… 👏🏽👏🏽

All Hallows Read package headed to the Midwest…. 🤔🤔🤔😉


Falling for Autumn | Sherelle Green
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😍🥰😍🥰😍 You completely spoiled me @MommyOfTwo !! Thank you soo much for everything!! The scarf is soo pretty and soft & I 💗 that it‘s homemade! The snacks are all yummy & keto 🥹 (and buggy very much appreciated the pez 😁); 4 perfect fall flavors from one of my fave coffee cos; the stickies, stickers, bookmarks, pen, and socks are all perfect fall additions, and I can‘t wait to read the books — w and without bugs 😉 Thank you!!!

JamieArc Great package! I‘ll be opening mine this afternoon when I get home from a short vacation! 7mo
ShelleyBooksie Hilarious socks! 7mo
MommyOfTwo Glad you like it all! 7mo
Chrissyreadit 🧡💛🧡💛💛 7mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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My sister bought some fun little Halloween decos to help us settle into the new place…. And I‘ve rearranged my four shelves a little. 😅 Also, we managed to invent space in this place and will be bringing 2 of my favorite bookshelves over! A little breathing room for my books. 🥹🥰

I‘m so happy it‘s fall. 🧡🍁🤎🍂🧡

TheSpineView Cute!🧡🎃 7mo
Deblovestoread Cute decorations! 7mo
Chrissyreadit 🧡💛🧡💛🧡 7mo
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Falling for Autumn | Sherelle Green
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Received my #FallingForFallSwap #FFFS package!! Yay!! Can‘t wait until Oct 1!

In other news…. We can fit 2 bookshelves in our new place!! 💃🏽💃🏽

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 7mo
MommyOfTwo Woohoo! 7mo
MommyOfTwo Your second package is on its way and should be there Saturday, just in time! 🤞 7mo
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Ahw06 Hey @Avanders and @Chrissyreadit 👋🏻 I emailed you all Tuesday evening about my #fffs package I was supposed to receive. I just checked the mail again and it‘s not here 🥺. Do y‘all have any tracking information from the person I was paired with? 7mo
Avanders @Ahw06 ah oh no! Sorry we didn‘t respond!! I will check about tracking…. Your sender is a long-time swapper, so hopefully it‘s almost there!! 7mo
Ahw06 @Avanders thank you!! 7mo
Avanders @MommyOfTwo oooh fun! 🤩😘 7mo
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Welp. We did it. Moved, severely downsized. These, folks, are the *only* books I can fit in the new place (not counting 1 shelf of his, and 1 bookshelf in bugga‘s closet with all of his, of course ;)). Now I just need to rearrange and make decisions about which ones go in front since I clearly overestimated the space 😯

Nonetheless… still acquiring more? 🫣🫣 Anyone read this one?

Also, sooo happy fall is here 🍂🍁🧡♥️💛🍁🍂

BethM Girl when we moved I went from 5 bookcases to two. I have books in closets and clothing trunks lol. Despite that two years later there are again more books in the house 😂 7mo
JamieArc I haven‘t read the Dicker book but it‘s sitting on my shelf waiting for me to. Good luck on finding space for new books 😁😂 7mo
Avanders @BethM oh man, it is so hard downsizing books!! The only real struggle I have 😜 Lol hey, that‘s the only way to live, right?! 7mo
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Avanders @JamieArc oooh fun! 🤩 And lol thanks, I‘m going to need it! 😅 7mo
BethM I literally called my aunt and made her tell me it was ok to get rid of certain series lol 7mo
Avanders @BethM aww that is fair!! 🥹 7mo
Chrissyreadit The Struggle is Real! 7mo
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Witchy | Ariel Ries
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Someone posted this on Fb and I thought…. I know where this belongs. 😏🔮🧙🏽‍♀️

TEArificbooks I went to my Barnes and Noble and they had no witch table yet. I was really disappointed. Thanks for sharing. 7mo
Q84 @TEArificbooks Me too, and they had nothing at all for fall vibe but had their best seller, classics, and the like tables. Sad, really. I was so looking forward to that on my trip into town. 7mo
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Q84 Thanks for sharing 7mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 🧙🏻‍♀️🧡 7mo
BethM Ohhhh yaaaassssss 7mo
Chrissyreadit love this! 7mo
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And @LibrarianRyan ‘s!!

Hey all, It's that time again. It's time for a Spook Makers Swap with the 2023 Nightmare Makers Swap #NMS23 or #NightmareMakersSwap

Basic Rules: you must make your match something, send something for them to make, and at least 1 book.

Interested: https://forms.gle/trkrhv4qvcYtr6Bs6

LibrarianRyan Thank you 7mo
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All Hallows: A Novel | Christopher Golden
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Reposting one of my favorite swaps all year!
See @MaleficentBookDragon :

The spooky season is approaching. That means it's time for this year's #allhallowsreadswap
Sign ups open until September 15th.
Opening Day is October 30th so we all have a scary book to read on Halloween.
We are doing 2 books and a treat again this year.
More info and sign ups are here-

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Also, got Yellowface for #RealLifeBookGroup and … this other book for 50% (hardcover special at Barnes recently). Anyone heard of it??

Bookwormjillk No, but it looks good! 8mo
Avanders @Bookwormjillk doesn‘t it?! 👏🏽👏🏽 8mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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#FallingForFallSwap #FFFS matches sent!
Let us know if you didn‘t receive yours!

@Chrissyreadit and @Avanders

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Avanders Hi @Cupcake12 - could you please confirm you‘ve received your match? Thanks! ☺️ @Chrissyreadit 8mo
Cupcake12 Yes. All received. Xx 8mo
Avanders @Cupcake12 yay! Thanks! 😘 8mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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It‘s haaaappening!!
#FallingforFallSwap #FFFS 2023

QUICK TURNAROUND! Please let people know if you think they‘d be interested.

In-country swaps only (any country; matched within your own country).


Sign-up: 8/16
Matches: 8/18
Ship by: 9/18
Open date: 10/1

**note: participating in this swap does require confirmation of necessary steps, and there will be follow up. ☺️

Avanders @litsyevents I forgot to tag you! (edited) 8mo
BarbaraJean Yessssss. 8mo
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BookwormAHN I'm in 😺 8mo
JamieArc 🎉🎉🎉 THANK YOU for hosting! 8mo
Mommamanzi So excited!!! 8mo
Meshell1313 Soo excited! Just signed up! Thanks for hosting! 8mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😬 you may have noticed that I presumed you were doing this with me without waiting on confirmation 🫣 I have another pic w your name on it, or I can edit the form text to take you out — up yo you, just let me know! 😘😘 8mo
Chrissyreadit l🤣🤣🤣 i was just about to email to ask if i was doing the checking in and tracking 😘 8mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😁🥸 ok picture changed! 😘🥳 8mo
Cupcake12 Count me in x 8mo
Bklover You are wonderful for hosting! 8mo
BethM I hope this means you‘re back :) 8mo
Avanders @BethM me too 🥹😘 8mo
CSeydel Just signed up 8mo
AmyG Hooray! Fall has arrived. 🤣 8mo
sblbooks I'm in! 8mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!! 8mo
Ahw06 @Mommamanzi thank you for the tag! 8mo
Ahw06 Just signed up! 🎃 @Mommamanzi 8mo
julieclair Yay! Just signed up. Thank you for hosting! 🎃🍂🍁🍂 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Scraped in under the wire!!! 😂 This is one of my favorite swaps, so glad I didn't miss it!! 8mo
Avanders @CSeydel @AmyG @sblbooks @TheBookHippie @Ahw06 @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks yay!!! I‘m so excited!! 🍁🍂🎃🧡💛🍁🍂 8mo
CSeydel Yay! 8mo
LeahBergen Darn, I missed it! 8mo
Avanders @LeahBergen (it‘s still open… 🫢) 8mo
LeahBergen @Avanders Ooo, I‘ll go and quickly sign up! 👏👏 8mo
Avanders @LeahBergen 😘😘 8mo
LeslieO I signed up but just realized I never got a copy of my google form. Am I on the list? 8mo
Avanders @LeslieO I‘m not seeing it… Why don‘t you go in and fill it out again right now… 8mo
LeslieO It says sorry it‘s closed. My own fault. No worries 8mo
Avanders @LeslieO hmm - I reopened it — try reloading? I‘m not doing matches for a other hour so there‘s still time… 😉 8mo
LeslieO 👍 8mo
LeslieO Success! 8mo
LeslieO Thank you! 8mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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I‘ve been ooper busy… but inquiries have been made re #FallingForFallSwap 2023. So here‘re my questions for you!

1) Interested?
2) If I made it extra simple, still interested? (Ie a 1- or 2- size fits all, w/o all the options)
3) Would someone want to be the part-2 co-host? Ie I am happy to do front end stuff - setting up the swap, form, & matches, but would someone want to do checking in & follow up? With my move on the horizon, I‘d need it…

MaleficentBookDragon Ohhhh, where are you moving too? We haven‘t talked in ages. 9mo
JamieArc Yes yes yes! Interested, even if it‘s simpler. 9mo
BethM You‘re moving again?! Goodness you have a full plate! Simple is good. 9mo
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BarbaraJean I‘m interested and simple is good! 9mo
Born.A.Reader I'm interested! Simpler is great! 9mo
Chrissyreadit yes and i would help- 9mo
AmyG Yes to all 3 9mo
Gissy Yes, I‘m interesting!🙋🏽‍♀️ 9mo
MommyOfTwo Me 9mo
Cupcake12 Count me in x 9mo
Bklover Simple is great! 9mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon I knoooow it‘s been craaaaazy over here 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 Just an apartment, though ☺️ 8mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Whaaaaa… I‘m reading! The tagged is great - listening on audio. Also trying to read Demon Copperhead. “Trying” a commentary on my own focus, not on the book.

And I ordered some #BOTM #BookoftheMonth books this month! 😯 It‘s been a while.

On a partial vacay for a few weeks… road trip galore!

Impending move still… impending. Likely Sept or Oct. I may need to join a swap… using someone else‘s address! 🥹

Hope you‘re all doing well!!

JamieArc Good to “see” you here! Have a great vacation and happy reading! 9mo
squirrelbrain Hi! 👋 Have a great trip! 9mo
Deblovestoread Your son looks likes he‘s grown a foot taller! Enjoy your trip! 9mo
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Chrissyreadit yay!!!! Join staycation swap!!! i think fll may be a slight bit quieter swap season but we will see! 9mo
AmyG So happy to see you. I was wondering where you‘ve been. Enjoy your vacation. And yes…your son has grown!!!! 9mo
marleed I just read My Murder and really liked it! 9mo
Bklover Your son is such a cutie pie! Enjoy your time off!!❤️❤️ 9mo
Gissy Hi! To both of you🥰 9mo
MommyOfTwo How is The Fourth Wing? I am waiting for my turn at the library. 9mo
Avanders @JamieArc @squirrelbrain @Deblovestoread thank you!!! 😘🥰 And yes, he just keeps frowning!! 9mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ooh you know I love that one, but too soon! I need something that opens in October… after we move 😁😁 I hope you guys have a great one though…. 9mo
Avanders @AmyG you too! And I know — the new job just put my on my bootie for the past 6 months or so!! 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 9mo
Avanders @marleed ooh good to know! It‘s waiting for me at home… 🤩 9mo
Avanders @Bklover thank you!! ♥️😘 9mo
Avanders @Gissy to you too! 😘 9mo
Avanders @MommyOfTwo I‘m reallllly enjoying it! I hope you do too! 🤩 9mo
Chrissyreadit where are you moving to? 9mo
Avanders 🫣 3 weeks! I keep thinking it‘s *juuuust* about to get better. 😕 Just moving to an apartment :). You still interested in helping with #FFFS? @Chrissyreadit (edited) 8mo
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Chrissy!!!! Thank you so much!! I have been so unacceptably busy & crazy, & *such* a bum about Litsy & being in touch (even posting this dayzz after I rec‘d this!), & I appreciate SO MUCH this incredibly thoughtful, loving, & generous birthday gift!! Thank you for thinking of me & sending such fun & wonderful gifts! I love absolutely all of it! (sorry you can‘t see the candies - they were already in my belly when I took the pic 🫣)

Chrissyreadit Glad you like it- let me know what you think of the locally roasted coffee? I had a sample and was surprised by how much I liked it. 12mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit the coffee was so yummy! Thank you for sending… I love trying new coffees, as I‘m sure you know 😘🥰🥰 How‘ve you been?? I know I owe an email!! 12mo
jenniferw88 Hi, if you have it can you please drop me an email at irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk with the list of banned members for #litsyswaps? I know about lapreader 11mo
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BethM Thinking of you! 10mo
BethM I miss you 10mo
Avanders @BethM I miss you too!!! It‘s been so so so crazy, but I‘m positive there‘s a light now… I‘m actually gearing up to leave town for 3 weeks (chi and wi!) and don‘t even know where to begin processing that, mentally. 🤪 I‘m hoping everything calms down enough that I can return to the land of the living by this fall 🍁🍂♥️ Let me know how you and Wes and everything is! ♥️♥️ 10mo
Avanders @jenniferw88 hi I‘m so sorry I‘ve been so Mia! I assume this is too late and I hope you otherwise found it — but let me know if you want me to still share so you have it for future reference ♥️ 10mo
BethM I‘m glad you‘re seeing light! 3 weeks is hard you have all the pre work and the post work 😂 But it will be good for you to get away! We‘re good! About the same spot with the sleeping, but his language is expanding everyday which is so fun to watch! 10mo
jenniferw88 @Avanders if you could, that would be great - thank you! 10mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders how are you??? 9mo
Bklover Hello friend! I was just thinking I‘d you - I miss you on Litsy and just wanted to let you know!❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Avanders @jenniferw88 done! Sorry it took so long! 💗 9mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ahhhhh!! 😱 Better today. 😏😘 I‘m in Chicago in a BADLY needed break “from it all.” 😅🥹 How are *you*?! 9mo
Avanders @Bklover aww thanks lady! I miss you and Litsy too! I am super hoping this fall eases enough for me to resume some of life‘s lovely experiences (like Litsy). Meanwhile… I‘m going to post right now! 🥰♥️😘 9mo
jenniferw88 @Avanders thank you! Have received it! 9mo
Chrissyreadit i‘m so glad you‘re having a vacation!!!!! I‘m getting a lot done at my house. Excited to see everything finished over the next few weeks. Also hoping to have more time for reading soon. 9mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit I know, can you believe it?! And the road trip went shocking well!! 😅🥰 Ooh getting things done at the house sounds wonderful too!! Super exciting…. All fresh and new! 😄 Hope you get more time for reading soon too! ♥️♥️ 9mo
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@LibrarianRyan What a super fun surprise!! Er, should have been an un-surprise, but my brain is all mush lately, so it was a surprise. This book looks soooooooo good!!! (Delicious Monsters) And I‘m posting it alongside the one you sent from my wishlist. Thank you for your always-thoughtful and incredibly kind generosity — and Happiest of (un) Birthdays!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

LibrarianRyan Yeahh. I‘m jelly you for your copy first. Mine hasn‘t come in yet. 13mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan oh no! That‘s crazy!! Esp given our respective states 🫢🤯 13mo
BethM Just checking on you! 12mo
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Avanders @BethM hey lady! Oof other than being, apparently, the worst, I‘ve been doing ok? The job transition has been tough… not the work, so much, as the … um, people challenges? 😬 But it seems to be settling, in many respects. And .. I hope that it settles into something really good ☺️ How‘ve you been?? ♥️ 12mo
BethM I‘m glad it‘s settling! At least the work itself is good- when both are bad it‘s… ooof. We‘re doing ok! Still sleep and work challenges but we‘re making it through. 12mo
Avanders @BethM no kidding! It‘s so up and down, sometimes I feel completely energized and other times completely drained. 🫠 I know what you mean about sleep and work challenges — has he passed through this phase yet? 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 12mo
BethM Marginal improvement 😂 12mo
Avanders @BethM eeee that is *rough*!! Hope you‘re finding other times to rest, relax, and zone out! 🧘🏽‍♀️🩵 12mo
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Life: chaos.

Started a new job last Monday! It was a crazy week, but I‘m excited for the job! 😄 That‘s one of the many things life has thrown at me recently, thus my being nearly MIA here. Hope everyone is well!!

Reading the tagged… And we picked Case Study for this month‘s #RealLifeBookGroup - looks interesting! Has anyone read it?

Happy almost Valentine‘s Day everyone! 💘💘💘

Ruthiella Congratulations on the new job! I loved the 1y
Bookzombie Congratulations on the new job! 1y
vivastory Congrats on the new job! 1y
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Librarybelle Congratulations on the new job! 1y
Gissy Yes, congratulations ion your new job! 🎉👏 1y
Leftcoastzen Congratulations! 1y
squirrelbrain Congrats on the new job! Case Study will be great for a book club discussion. 1y
Reggie Congrats on the new job! 1y
CarolynM I read it for my IRL book group a few months ago. It didn't fo much for me but most of the rest of the group liked it. 1y
BethM I was just thinking about missing you! Congrats! What are you doing now? 14mo
Chrissyreadit How is the new job? 13mo
Avanders @BethM missing you too! And I couldn‘t do #cbbc 🥺 The new job is NM Solicitor General - at the AG‘s office. 🤓🤓 It‘s been a lot, and I‘m not sure I love it yet… but I‘m trying to give it a real chance… 😬 How‘ve you been?? How‘s Wes? ♥️♥️ 13mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit it‘s… busy. And stressful. But not really for the reasons that I would‘ve expected .. I‘m working through a few things. And I guess still deciding if I‘m sticking around… 🙁 How‘ve you been?? ♥️♥️ 13mo
Chrissyreadit In my usual state of chaos. Seriously exhausted. But mostly good. Im not able to read without feeling distracted and it‘s driving me crazy…. 13mo
Chrissyreadit Feel free to email- I‘m curious about the job. Have you started packing? 13mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit man, I feel all of that! Chaos and exhaustion. Mental and emotional for me these days — not as much physical. In fact, I sit at a computer for too many hours in a row! 😵‍💫😵‍💫 I totally relate re reading. I‘m on book 4 for the year 🫠 Haven‘t really started packing, but we made a spreadsheet and feel remotely organized 😜 Will email more about the job … this week will provide some more key info, so after wed will be better… 13mo
BethM Wait moving? Feel free to include me on that email! I had to google the job, sounds like a lot and not a lot of person interaction? We‘re ok! Wes has been in a major sleep regression since dec 26 🙃 actually @Chrissyreadit has helped me a bunch ❤️ but we still have really broken sleep after anytime between 1030-230, just wish it would be after 230 more often 😂 13mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad it‘s better- I wonder if his nap is tricking his body that it doesn‘t need the longer sleep? @BethM 13mo
Chrissyreadit Ok I will wait patiently for the updates. 😘 13mo
Avanders @BethM Oooh yeah. I know. Moving. Again. But not til Aug.. It's just “on the horizon.“ Lol I'll include you in the email for sure! You know, the job *is* a lot. And though it's not a ton of personal interaction, the *kind* of personal interaction is a lot for me... it's intense!! But I'm still only a month in... Oooooh noooo that's a long sleep regression!! Hope it's sorted soon... so glad she was able to help! Do you know what's causing it? 🤔 13mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😂 I'm just trying not to jump to conclusions.... 😇😘😘 13mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM if it‘s helpful feel free to text anytime about sleep stuff (or to chat 😘😆) 13mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit I was just thinking about texting you today! I‘ll probably do so in the am. @Avanders I think mental growth- I think it‘s all imagination/fear type stuff. But he‘s at least going to sleep In his own room in his own bed now. That‘s a HUGE improvement on what we were dealing with. 13mo
Avanders @BethM awwwww 🥺 That‘s so hard. That‘s great that he‘s sleeping in his own bed now! If there‘s anything I can do, let me know. Otherwise, sending love and support!! 💖💖 13mo
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So sorry for such a long delay — I did *not* forget!! I just have been crazy busy 🤪🤪

I picked 4 names - you‘ll each receive a book, specially plucked from your wishlist, directly from the seller ☺️ Please email me at Leathy18 at gmail with your address. 🤗♥️

THANKS TO ALL for celebrating with me!

Meshell1313 Oh wow wow wow! Thank you so much! Super generous of you and congrats again on the amazing milestone! Super impressive and truly appreciated! 💖 1y
Ruthiella Thank you so much! What a fantastic surprise for me to wake up to! 😊 1y
TheDaysGoBy I totally forgot about this 😂 Thank you so much! I‘ll email you later today. So sweet and congrats again! 1y
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BarbaraBB Thanks for organizing! 1y
BookNAround How exciting! 1y
BethM Hope things are well! We got snow this weekend ;) 1y
Avanders @BethM I bet it‘s so beautiful!! 💙 It‘s been surprisingly chilly here in NM lately, but not much snow… 😒 1y
Avanders @BookNAround @TheDaysGoBy @Ruthiella @Meshell1313 I am *mortified* that I haven‘t ordered your books yet!! So sorry - they will be coming soon!! I switched jobs and spent the past month wrapping up my old job — and then had my first week on the new job… but soon! I promise! ♥️ 1y
Ruthiella No worries and no rush! ❤️ 1y
Meshell1313 @Avanders No worries at all! 💝💝💝 1y
BookNAround Definitely no rush! I still have to send @Meshell1313 her #lastfirst book too. Life happens to all of us. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
Meshell1313 @BookNAround I feel so lucky and fortunate! No worries at all! 1y
TheDaysGoBy @Avanders No rush! Life gets crazy. Hope your new job is going well! 1y
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The Sunken City | Emma V. R. Noyes
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Oooh 🤩🤩 Thank you @Jjaxn95 for this wonderful and wonderfully wintry #Winterwonderlandswap package!! 💙🤍

I‘m so excited for the books, the socks are perfectly cozy, the candle smells amaaaazing, the treats sound delish, and those pens!!! I love both the colors and that they‘re scented!! Thank you!!


TheBookHippie Ooooo those pens!!!! 1y
Chrissyreadit 1. Just stacked tagged book! 2.those pens!! 3. ❄️🤍❄️🤍💙❄️🤍❄️🤍 1y
Avanders @TheBookHippie they‘re so great 😁 @Chrissyreadit I know - the book looks so fun! 💙❄️🤍 1y
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Cytonic | Brandon Sanderson
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I started the year at a good rip, met my Goodreads goal, then hit a brick wall in my brain… I still managed to have some favorites. 🤩🤩

Here are my top 12 picks (favorite reads) for 2022. I‘ve noted which ones I ear-read, rather than eye-read. I know in at least 1 instance, it made a difference (Paris!). And yes, a romance novel made the list!

What‘re yours?

Reggie Space Unicorn Blues!!! Loved that book! 1y
Avanders @Reggie right?! It totally took me by surprise 😁 A coworker gave me the 2nd for Christmas this year… 1y
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Hey look at that!
I‘ve long planned to do a giveaway if/when I reached 100k & here we are!

So let‘s see… by 12/31/22 @ midnight US pacific time, add a comment here saying what your fave book of 2022 was, what you‘re most excited about in 2023, & if your Litsy TBR is a good source for book-picking (if not, what is?). I‘ll use a random-picker & send a book or 2… 😁

If Book depository ships to your country, then you‘re included!

Yay!! 💖💖

TheBookHippie So much thought provoking discussions with this book 1y
Erin.Elizabeth10 One of my fave books this year was Lessons in Chemistry, I‘m looking forward to reading more books I already own next year, and I love my Litsy TBR! 1y
BethM Omg yay!!! Litsy wouldn‘t be the same without you! 1y
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BethM I loved the Love Hypothesis, and I‘m looking forward to getting just like magic bc my sister loved it and she generally dislikes romance. 1y
wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 My fave 2022 was Ordinary Monsters. In 2023, I‘m looking forward to Magic Tides, a Kate Daniels novella releasing on 1/17. My Litsy TBR is up to date. 1y
Jerdencon Congrats!!🎉my best book was the Lost girls of willowbrook and not even sure what I‘m looking forward to but my Litsy list is pretty up to date . Thanks! 1y
RayHallucinogen That's insane. I'd say read any novel by Steinbeck, he is my favorite this year. So, yes, I'd 1y
RayHallucinogen I like to pick a good old classic any time 1y
LeeRHarry Congratulations 🎉 ok I‘ll call it 😏 my fave book of 2022 - Malibu Rising - in 2023 I‘m looking forward to all the buddy reads, readalongs and bookgroup reads 😊 my Litsy TBR is up to date. Thanks for the giveaway! 1y
Twainy 🎉great achievement! 2022 - Dungeon Crawler Carl … 2023 - Play of Shadows … nope on the TBR, I have an Amazon Book Wishlist 😁 good luck with your next milestone! 🤗 1y
TheKidUpstairs Congrats on your milestone! 🎉 My favourite read of 2022 was The Sleeping Car Porter, it 100% deserved its Giller win, the perfect blend of story, style, and substance. Next year in reading I'm looking forward to the new Cherie Dimaline coming out, and Tomb of Sand finally being available in Canada! And yes, my Litsy TBR is up to date 😁 Thanks for the opportunity for a cool giveaway! 1y
KateReadsYA Congratulations and thank you so much for hosting a giveaway!! Favorite book of 2022 was A court of mist and fury and I'm Most excited to read Stardust in their veins by Laura Sebastian! My Litsy tbr is not currently up to date haha but I do have an Amazon wish list!! 🥰 1y
Deblovestoread Congrats on the milestone 🎉! My favorite book today of 2022 was The Dance Tree. I‘m most looking forward to Demon Copperhead and my Litsy TBR is up to date. Thanks for the opportunity 😊 1y
CBee Amazing milestone! My favorite of 2022 has to be Fresh Water for Flowers. I‘m excited to read the next Thursday Murder Club book, and Demon Copperhead! My Litsy TBR is up to date! 1y
Born.A.Reader Congrats on such an accomplishment! 🙌 🎉 and I have to pick one?! Probably Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney. I'm excited to start working through my TBR series in 2023, and my Litsy TBR is woefully out of date, but my Goodreads is accurate. Thank you! 😊 1y
Meshell1313 🙌🎉 Absolutely amazing! And thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! My favorite book of 2022 was This Woven Kingdom and in 2023 I‘m most excited for the sequel! I devoured most Mafi books all year. My Litsy TBR is up to date. Yay! 📚🤗 1y
Read4life Congratulations on 100K+ 🎉🥳 My favorite book was The Inheritance Games by Barnes. I‘m most excited for book 4 in the Inheritance Games series. I love that my daughter enjoys reading them with me 🤓 My Litsy TBR is up to date. (edited) 1y
BarbaraBB Great milestone! My favorite - I think - is This Time Tomorrow because I read it at just the right time for me. I am looking forward to 2023 because 2022 wasn‘t the best year and because I love starting new reading challenges. My Litsy TBR is up to date. Thank you for this giveaway 💜 1y
UwannaPublishme Woo hoo!!! Congrats to you! 😘🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉📚📚📚 1y
Jas16 🎉👏📚Congratulations on your milestone and thanks for hosting such s great giveaway! I am probably most excited about either the new Emily Henry or the new Leigh Bardugo. Litsy TBR is up to date My favorite book read in 2022 was 1y
mabell Congratulations! That‘s a big number! 😄🎉🎉🎉 1y
Scochrane26 1) 2022– The Anthropocene Reviewed 2) excited about the next Lady Sherlock coming out in the spring of 2023 3) yes, my Litsy tbr is the best place to find books I don‘t own that I want to read. 1y
Cinfhen Congrats on achieving this milestone 🫶🏼and thanks for hosting a #giveaway 🥳 so hard to pick a favorite book but I‘m going with one that really left an impression and one I‘m really looking forward to is Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld 1y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🎆 and thanks for hosting a giveaway to celebrate 🍾 My favorite book of 2022 was The Witch's Heart or Song of Achilles and I'm really looking forward to Hell Bent. 1y
wordslinger42 Congratulations!! My favorite book of 2022 (although it's hard to choose!) was Child of Light by Terry Brooks. In 2023, I'm most excited about publishing the first book in my epic fantasy series! My Litsy TBR is a good place to look for books, but I could also email you a short list of ideas if I won 📚 Thank you for hosting 😊 1y
LeahBergen Congrats on the big number! 🎉🎉 Woohoo! 🎉🎉 Let‘s see … my favourite read of the year was an oldie called Christopher and Columbus by Elizabeth von Arnim (with several others coming in a close second!). I‘m looking forward to many more Litsy buddy reads and swaps in 2023! My Litsy TBR is pathologically up-to-date and consists of all unowned books. 😆 Happy New Year to you and thanks for this fun and thoughtful giveaway. 😘😘 1y
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🍾 My favorite read of 2022 was Miss Buncle‘s Book (D.E. Stevenson). In 2023, I‘m looking forward to my personal reading challenge for my 50th year. 😁 My Litsy TBR is good for finding books I want to read that I don‘t already own, at least for the most recent 50 or so. 😆 Thanks for hosting this thoughtful giveaway! 1y
TieDyeDude Whoo! 2022 - All About Me by Mel Brooks. 2023 - Lone Women by Victor Lavalle. Litsy TBR is okay, GoodReads is edited more often. 1y
Gissy Congratulations!📚📚📚📚🎉🎊👏👏👏 1y
CarolynM Congratulations on reaching this milestone🎉👏 and thank you for the giveaway opportunity 🙏 The book I feel most affection for this year is Greta & Valdin by Rebecca O‘Reilly, a book from New Zealand & a gift from @Centique when I was lucky enough to spend a day with her in October. In 2023 I‘m most excited for Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko. My Litsy TBR is the books I want to read & don‘t own. Thanks again & Happy New Year to you & yours 💕 1y
Hooked_on_books Congrats and thanks for doing this! Best book of 2022 is Ed Yong‘s An Immense World. Absolutely incredible book! Most excited for Justin Cronin‘s new release in 2023, The Ferryman. And yes, my Litsy TBR works great! 1y
BookNAround My favorite of 2022 was Love and Saffron by Kim Fay. I‘m looking forward to finding some more little gems (the books that others don‘t often find because they don‘t have a big marketing budget behind them) that I can introduce others to. As for finding books for me, I have an appallingly long Amazon wishlist. 1y
BennettBookworm Congratulations!! Wow! And thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity! I think my fave from this year was True Biz by Sara Novic! And I‘m most excited to start 2023 with the final Beartown book, The Winners by Backman 😭❤️☺️ and yes my Litsy TBR is now a wishlist of books I don‘t own :) Thank you again! 1y
Ruthiella Congratulations on reaching 100k! 🥳 I really loved Going Postal which I read in 2022 and was the 3rd Terry Pratchett title for me and which cemented my love of him. I. 2020 I‘m looking forward to the 2023 Tournament of Books and reading the shortlist. My Goodreads TBR is more accurate than Litsy! 1y
julieclair Wow, Congrats!! That‘s a wonderful achievement. My favorite book of 2022 was Salt to the Sea, which was a #LiteraryCrew Buddy read. For 2023, I‘m excited to be more intentional about my reading, and less like a ping pong ball, lol. Thanks for kindly hosting this fun giveaway. It‘s a great way to celebrate with you! My Litsy TBR is up to date. 💙 1y
TheDaysGoBy Congrats! So cool! My favorite book might actually be When Books Went to War - I found it so fascinating! I‘m looking forward to getting back into a real rhythm reading again in 2023. 2022 my reading slipped quite a bit but it‘s picked up the last few months so hoping I can keep that going. My Litsy TBR should be good 1y
bthegood Congratulations and thanks - Favorite book of 2022 The Music Shop - looking forward to another year - just grateful for everything - TBR is current. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Congratulations!!! So many fabulous book recommendations on this post!! I think my favorite read of 2022 may have actually been Great Northern? by Arthur Ransome, the final Swallows & Amazons book (published in 1947). It was just so, so delightful. I had never read the series before and wish there were more of them!! I don't really look ahead to upcoming books, just stumble across them as the year goes on 😂 but my Litsy TBR is up to date!! 1y
Chrissyreadit CONGRATULATIONS 🎉🎊 Now I need to read all your comments!!! This was a fun post 🎉❄️💙😘💙❄️🎉 1y
AsYouWish Congratulations!! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! So sweet! I read so many good books in 2022 it is difficult to narrow it down, but I fell in love with The Order of Ravens and Wolves series! I am looking forward to Riley Sager‘s new book in 2023. My Litsy TBR is pretty up to date. 1y
Gissy Congratulations 🎉🎊 🥳 📚📚📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏👏👏 1y
Gissy My fav book in 2022? Difficult 😳I have many Ivwill say: Hamnet
🎄2023 I have new goals for different aspects of my life, a positive attitude to face life, work in some projects to have space for my books; goals for new events in sports, that means to be more disciplined. I‘m planning some minor changes in my appearance like hair style. 2023 means changes and working to reach an internal harmony🧘🏽‍♀️ Happy 2023 @Acabders 🎉🥰
peanutnine Congratulations on this accomplishment! 🎉 My favorite book of 2022 was A Strange and Stubborn Endurance. For 2023 I'm most looking forward to the release of TJ Klune's newest book In the Lives of Puppets. My Litsy TBR is mostly up to date. Thanks for doing a giveaway! ☺️ 1y
Bklover Just made it! Congratulations on your 100k!🥳🥳. I think my favorite of 2022 was The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn! Couldn‘t pick one single book but my TBR is up to date and I can‘t wait for The Spare by Prince Harry! (edited) 1y
Avanders *trying to tag everyone — if you‘ve been tagged multiple times — sorry!! Will check in later and try to fix…. 1y
TheBookHippie I think I was first comment ! ♥️ 1y
Avanders *and* (continued) @BarbaraBB @Jas16 @Scochrane26 @Cinfhen @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42 @LeahBergen @MaureenMc @TieDyeDude @CarolynM @Hooked_on_books @BookNAround @BennettBookworm @Ruthiella @julieclair @TheDaysGoBy @bthegood @TheAromaofBooks @AsYouWish @Gissy @peanutnine @Bklover Thanks everyone for entering and all your book “suggestions” 😁 Love the things we‘re looking forward to in 2023 (many books ;)) Will post winner(s) later! ♥️♥️ 1y
Avanders @TheBookHippie I think that‘s right! 😘♥️ 1y
KateReadsYA 🎆❤️ 1y
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