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Avanders

Avanders

Joined June 2017

LibraryThing member avanders

I'm a Hygge girl, in a Hygge world. On LT I'm avanders; on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/avanders
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Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman
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House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
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It Girl by Ruth Ware
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Stiletto: A Novel by Daniel O'Malley
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The Marvels | Brian Selznick
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And oh my goodness @sblbooks what a wonderful and wonderfully fall jack…olantern #fffs package!!! The tagged book is stunning, & I‘m so excited to read the other 2 as well! Those bookmarks 😍😍😭😍 —they‘re so fall perfect!! I love the mug you chose - so perfectly fall! The scarf is so lovely, & I can‘t wait to dig into those yummmmy treats!! Thank you!!! 🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️

Ps your wrapping was so beautiful, I had to show that off too!! 😘

sblbooks I'm glad you loved everything. I had fun picking it out. 🍎🍁🌰 1w
sblbooks You better get some tissues for A Monster Calls! It was a five star pick for me. I haven't read the other two. I enjoyed Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. 1w
Avanders @sblbooks yes, love it all!!! And oooh good to know re A Monster Calls! 🫢🥲 1w
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Yay!! It‘s #FallingforFallSwap #fffs open day!
Thank you @BeaG for this perfect Cozy-cozy package!! I‘m soooo excited for this book, and that cup is goooorgeous!! I love the cup cozy too - so cute! Thank you!!! 🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁

Happy Fall!

AmyG Great cup! 1w
BeaG I‘m glad you liked it! 1w
Avanders @BeaG so much!!! 🍂🍁♥️😘 1w
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LeahBergen I love the cup! 😍 1w
Gissy I will post a picture tomorrow! No electricity here right now and early today I had problems with Celular. But I loved everything. I received @Catsandbooks Did you paint the card? 1w
Catsandbooks @Gissy I'm glad you liked everything! I'm trying to remember the card I sent... 🤦🏼‍♀️ if I signed the back of it then yes I did 😂 I'm glad to hear that you are safe! If you need anything please let me know! 💕 1w
BethM That cup ❤️ 1w
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Thank you @AmyG for this package of fall and hygge awesomeness!! (I was planning on opening this last night but my days keep getting away from me!) You are so sweet and thoughtful to send these and I love every bit of it!! Thank you!!!
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AmyG I am so happy you like it. Happy Fall, my friend and thank you for hosting this wonderful swap! 😘🍁 1w
Avanders @AmyG 😘😘😘 1w
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Scarecrow Has a Gun: A Novel | Michael Paul Kozlowsky
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This was a fast read, an intriguing thought experiment, a philosophical sci-fi book. What if we could revisit our memories? How powerful would we be? Could we be? Would we choose to be? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #earlyreviewers #arc

Also excited for this Derry series!

Aaaand the pumpkin express!! 🚂🚂🚂

And reading & enjoying this #LMPBC cozy! Just need to find more time… 🤪

AND rec‘d my cozy-cozy #fffs package — sorry for the late post @BeaG !!! 🍁🍂🍁🍂♥️

Avanders Also - re #fallingforfallswap - I have received confirmation of receipt of pkgs from everyone but the following tagged… please let me know if you‘ve received your pkg yet (If I just missed it, sorry!): @Itchyfeetreader @alexus_sb @Blerdgal_Fenix @BookwormAHN @NovelGirl82 @rsteve388 @Wonderwoman89 2w
Itchyfeetreader Sorry mine is here… tagged my sender not you! It‘s been a while for doing one of these I apologise @Avanders 2w
rubyslippersreads Is this title based on the fact that, in The Wizard of Oz movie, the Scarecrow does actually bring a gun to the Haunted Forest to battle the Wicked Witch? (Too bad he didn‘t bring a water pistol. 😂) 2w
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Avanders @Itchyfeetreader no worries - I must have missed it when I checked! Thank you! 🍁🍂🎃♥️ 2w
Avanders @rubyslippersreads yes!!! So few people remember that from that scene, and that was the author‘s whole premise — we have real memories of real things, but we remember things differently than reality… but what if we could see the actual memories? I would never have known that but of trivia!! 2w
rsteve388 I received my package! 2w
Avanders @rsteve388 thanks! 🍂🍁🎃♥️ 2w
NovelGirl82 I received my package!! Sorry! I was pretty sure I posted, but I went back and it looks like it didn‘t post. I need a new phone, so things are not going well sometimes. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2w
Avanders @NovelGirl82 no worries… I did the same thing!! 🫢😘🍂🍁🎃♥️ 2w
BookwormAHN I haven't received mine yet. 2w
Avanders @BookwormAHN ok I‘m double checking with your sender! 2w
BeaG @Avanders I‘m just glad you received it! 2w
Blerdgal_Fenix Received mine — sorry been a little all over the place 2w
alexus_sb @Avanders I‘ve not received mine yet! 2w
Avanders @Blerdgal_Fenix great! Thank you! 🍁🍂♥️ 2w
Avanders @alexus_sb hi your sender checked tracking and reported this: It says it is being held at her post office at customer request. They attempted to deliver it on the 10th. 2w
alexus_sb @Avanders I had no clue! There was no note! Please tell my sender that I‘m super sorry! I‘m going to go to the post literally right now to see if they still have it! Also, the person I sent to should have already received theirs! I‘ll hunt for the tracking number! 2w
Avanders @alexus_sb so frustrating! 😩 And your recipient did report receiving it & apologized for not saying something sooner! 🍁🍂♥️ 2w
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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Guys. It‘s time. @MaleficentBookDragon ‘s annual #AllHallowsReadSwap - sign up by Tuesday!!

You will be sending THREE Items-
1 BOOK From Your Recipient's Wish List, Some Halloween Candy, AND 1 scary book you recommend to them.

We will open on October 30th so we all will have a new scary book to read on Halloween.

Sign up here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZhCMivmtTcmJOnO7eTiIc7oBwjprI2HRxBc0P...

LeahBergen I signed up. It‘s the most swappiest time of the year. 😆 3w
Avanders @LeahBergen it so is!! 🎃♥️ 3w
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mcipher Fall swaps are the best! 3w
BethM Love this! 3w
Avanders @BethM @mcipher Agreed!! 🎃♥️🍁🍂🎃♥️🍁🍂🎃♥️🍁🍂 3w
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🍁🍂♥️ perfect fall package ♥️🍁🍂
Thank you @Gissy for another wonderful, thoughtful, and generous package!!!! Buggy looooves his new cup, and his new book! The socks & mug are so perfect, the coffee smells so good!! And I cannot *wait* to do the pumpkin kit!! 🎃🎃🎃 Thank you!! 😘😘
#cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

And this tag from @Eggs - thank you! 😘 Reading: Scarecrow has a Gun, sci fi, v intriguing so far!! #currentlyreading #littenswanttoknow

Eggs 🧡🍁💛 you are welcome 🙏🏻 3w
Gissy Wow! That was fast. It was supposed to arrive tomorrow☺️I‘m so glad you liked everything. I saw the cup and Immediately thought was perfect for Buggy🤗The book well, was about dinosaurs.🦖I thought the pumpkin kit could be a family activity and it was a way to include your husband in the box items☺️Enjoy the cozy autumn readings, socks and cup are waiting for you🥰🍁🍂 3w
BethM Oooh love it!! Buggy‘s cup is perfection! 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome gifts 🍂🧡🎁 3w
Avanders @Gissy it‘s so perfect for him — he was always using mine and is so happy to have one of his own 😁😁 And yes, the pumpkin kit is the perfect thing for us to do together!! 🥰🥰 Thanks again!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
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Night of the Living Deed | E.J. Copperman
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Yay!! Received the #LMPBC #groupm package — thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for the extra book, the amaze socks, and the yummy chocolate too!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Also — I haven‘t heard from a handful of you on #fffs #fallingforfallswap — if you‘ve told me and I missed it, my apologies! But if you‘re tagged in the *comments*, please confirm asap that you‘ve sent your package!!

Avanders Also @julieclair for some reason, even though I sent the book priority, it‘s not going to get there until Monday! #lmpbc 3w
tdrosebud I'm sorry, I sent mine yesterday and it should get there Saturday. I always forget to post because I'm in a rush to get to the post office after work. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3w
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Avanders @tdrosebud ha I understand! Thanks! 🍂🍁🎃♥️ 3w
julieclair Monday is totally fine. Trust me, I have plenty of other things to read in the meantime! 🤣🤣 3w
NovelGirl82 Sorry! I thought I emailed you. Yes, mine was sent out Tuesday via UPS, so should be there in plenty of time 😊 3w
Avanders @NovelGirl82 you might have - sorry if I missed it! I‘ve got you now ☺️🍁🍂🎃♥️ 3w
Avanders @julieclair lol I hear that! 😂😅 3w
Itchyfeetreader Apologies all done arrival date is Tuesday by guaranteed post 3w
Avanders @Itchyfeetreader great, thanks! 🍁🍂🎃♥️ 3w
alexus_sb @Avanders hi! Yes! I sent mine already! It should have arrived either today or Monday at the latest! 3w
Avanders @alexus_sb ok awesome thank you!! 🍁🍂🎃♥️ 3w
Avanders @tdrosebud hiya - your recipient hasn‘t received the package yet - can you please check tracking and let me know? (edited) 2w
tdrosebud @Avanders I'm looking around for the receipt and am not finding it. It is possible it is a casualty of my organizational purge. I found an older swap receipt and am afraid I might have gotten rid of the wrong one. I'm going to keep looking though. 2w
tdrosebud @Avanders I found it! It says it is being held at her post office at customer request. They attempted to deliver it on the 10th. 2w
Avanders @tdrosebud yay!! I‘ll let her know — thank you so much! ♥️ 2w
Avanders @tdrosebud she‘s going to check right now - she said she never received notice! And she apologized ☺️♥️ 2w
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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Hi all!! I have been MIA & I‘m sorry! I got siiiiick. 👎🏽

> #FallingforFallSwap #fffs folks - sorry for the 9/5 deadline to ship - 9/6 is great! I didn‘t realize when I scheduled that today was a holiday 🤦🏽‍♀️

> #lmpbc & #cbbc will be mailed out tmrw!

> my #fffs pkgs will be on their way tmrw too!

> Amy - rec‘d this pkg - thank you!!! 🥰🥰

> trying, & failing, to read while sick. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Here are my tries.

> bugga & his dad at the zoo ☺️

CBee Hope you‘re feeling better!! 4w
Avanders @CBee soooo much better - thank you!! ♥️ 4w
CBee @Avanders glad to hear it! 😊♥️ 4w
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Avanders @AmyG and then I forgot to actually tag you 🤦🏽‍♀️ Thanks lady!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
sblbooks Sorry you've been sick, glad your feeling better. 4w
Chrissyreadit Oh no!!! I‘m sorry I hope you are recovering well ❤️❤️❤️sending love and healing vibes😘 4w
LeahBergen I hope you‘re well on the mend! ❤️ 4w
AmyG Feel better!!! 4w
julieclair Oh no! Glad you‘re on the mend. 🎃🧡 4w
Avanders @sblbooks @Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen @AmyG @julieclair Thanks everyone — feeling about 99.8% today 😘😘🥰🥰♥️♥️♥️ 3w
julieclair @Avanders Oh my! The #LMPBC #GroupM box arrived today and it contained such lovely things in addition to The Christie Curse! So I began to wonder... I think you were also sending out a coffee swap box. Did you accidentally send that box to me? 3w
Avanders @julieclair aww that‘s sweet of you to check! No I was just in super-fall mode and sent some extra goodies to a couple people this month.. including you! 😘🍁 3w
julieclair Oh my goodness! What an absolute delight!!! Thank you so much! 😀🍁🍂🍁🧡💛🧡 3w
Avanders @julieclair you‘re welcome!! 😄🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁♥️ 3w
julieclair I am going to copy this idea and do the same for some unsuspecting Littens in the future. 👍👍😀😀🧡 3w
Avanders @julieclair love it!! 😄🥰🥰🥰 3w
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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Picked this for #BOTM #BookoftheMonth and added on this horror pick everyone‘s been talking about!

And here‘s bugga looking all school-ready … he got chased around the playground by the principal‘s daughter who‘s developed a crush 🤣🤣

Oh!! And I haven‘t been able to take a pic, but I received my Jack…olantern package for #fallingforfallswap #fffs (I have 2 matches for matching-reasons ☺️). Yay.. so excited!!! 🍂🍁🎃🧡 @sblbooks

AmyG He is adorable! Can you blame her? 🤣 1mo
sblbooks Yay!🎉 1mo
bookish_wookish I just finished The Devil Takes You Home! It was incredible! 1mo
TheBookHippie Awe!!!! Have a great year!! 1mo
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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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Ok as promised, though a little late, my “review” of the tagged. Loved it. The fragmented, 2nd person (mostly), experimental book packs a powerful punch, and never felt kitch to me, or cheesy, or anything other than impressive. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (tw‘s though)

Also read The Christie Curse #LMPBC #groupM and realllly enjoyed it!! Will definitely read more! 🌝

And with that, finished my Goodreads goal! 💃🏽💃🏽

And just a little note to summer 😡😜

Avanders (Note to summer found on Facebook 🤓) 1mo
Deblovestoread Well done! 1mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! Nicely done. 1mo
julieclair I think I'm up next for The Christie Curse! Glad you enjoyed it. 👍😀 1mo
Avanders @Deblovestoread @Mollyanna thanks!! 😘😘 @julieclair yep - trying to package it and send tomorrow!! 💌♥️ 1mo
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It Girl | Ruth Ware
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I‘ve been painfully distracted lately. This is the longest book “rut” I‘ve been in, in years. Not for want of excellent / enjoyable books!!

Listening to The It Girl… unfortunately bc of my inability to focus on reading lately, I‘m about to lose it to the list of holds, and I‘m only about 20% done. Enjoying it so far though!

This brilliant memoir, however, has really captured my attention, and I‘m almost done… review to come. #RealLifeBookGroup

AmyG Hope your slump ends soon. 1mo
Reggie I loved this book and just thought how creative she was in how each chapter was a different theme. 1mo
Avanders @AmyG thanks lady! It‘s not a book issue 🫠🫠😘 @Reggie I super agree!! 🤩 1mo
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Yay!!! @sprainedbrain is hosting this fun swap again!! 🧙🏽‍♀️🧙🧙🏽‍♀️

Are you interested in magic, nature, spells, spirituality, &/or feminine power (fiction, real or both), or just down for some witchy stories or witch-related spookiness? Do you love Litsy swaps?

#BasicWitchSwap is back for the 4th year… sign up now through 8/31. Matches will be sent by 9/3. See the link for more info:

https://forms.gle/6zGj9HSvgRgVFxxf8

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! 🖤 1mo
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The Christie Curse | Victoria Abbott
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♥️♥️♥️ Yay I received my #LMPBC #groupm #round15 package — thank you so much @MaleficentBookDragon for the super fun package!! I‘m so excited for the book *and* the extra books you sent! I‘m always intrigued by everything Darcy Coates 🤩 The socks are perfect, the coffee is going to be my perfect work-companion this week, and the cozy (cosi?) is so fun! You‘re always so thoughtful & generous! Thank you!!! 🥰♥️😍♥️😘

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Candy House | Jennifer Egan
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Read this for #RealLifeBookGroup and…. Just loved it. I had read Goon Squad, though quite some time ago, and thought it was v good. But this one seemed to hit all the feels and 🤯🤯 at just the right time. The interconnectedness of it all… the varying methods of story telling… the heart. Loved it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Also, bugs at the aquarium store today… he wanted 5 snakes. But when I said he could have one, he wasn‘t interested. 🤦🏽‍♀️😂

UwannaPublishme What? Those snakes are so cool! 😂 2mo
tpixie I want 5 snakes 🐍 or none!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great review. Stacked! 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly He‘s like me with books. 2mo
Avanders @UwannaPublishme lol right?! But they were not cheap!! 🫢 @tpixie lol! See, you get it! 😂 @BarbaraBB hope you enjoy it!! @MicheleinPhilly 😳 so accurate!! 2mo
BethM That‘s so cute! 1mo
tpixie 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍 1mo
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🤗🧡💛🍁🍂☕️📖🎁🍂🍁💛♥️🥰

This #coffeebeanbookclub #cbbc package was pure coffee therapy @Gissy !! Thank you so much for such a truly generous and thoughtful package again! Buggy looooooved the books, and I love all the fall joy! 🍁🧡🥰 The coffee smells delish as usual (mmm) and the cookies are perfect for… breakfast in the morning 😜😘😘 Also, I‘ve read this book — and loved it! Can‘t wait to see what everyone wrote.

Thank you!!! ♥️😘🥰♥️😘🥰

Gissy It is always fun to prepare this box but this one was special because I know you love autumn season. I‘m always thinking what I could give next to Buggy🤗🍂🍁 2mo
Avanders @Gissy yes it was special and I do sooooo love fall!! 🍁🍂🧡 He loves those books so much, and he loves that they come in a box! ♥️😘 2mo
Gissy @Avanders It seems he is very organized🤗 2mo
BethM Wow love it! 1mo
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Cytonic | Brandon Sanderson
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And some of my favorite C‘s!
#AlphabetGame #LetterC

Also tagging a few to join along 🤗 @BethM @MaleficentBookDragon @Chrissyreadit @Mommamanzi @Mollyanna @mabell

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
BethM Do I do c or d? 2mo
Avanders @BethM whichever you want! Today is C I think ☺️ 2mo
Gissy Some of those title will be in my list too🤗 2mo
mabell Thank you for the tag! 🥰 2mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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And some favorites that start with B…
#AlphabetGame #LetterB

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lots of good ones! 2mo
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American Elsewhere | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Thanks for the tags @Gissy and @jenniferw88 !! Fun!

You‘re supposed to tag a favorite book that starts with that letter ☺️ #AlphabetGame #LetterA Great idea @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !

I can never pick just 1 - here are some that start with A! Since I‘m behind, I‘ll go ahead and post my B and C next 😁

Not all of these are universally liked, but they are all ones I‘ve loved. 🥰🥰

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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This quick, horrifying, creepy, disturbing, and beautiful graphic novel was just what I needed to start August. Loved it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

(I tried to clip a couple pics that showed a little but didn‘t give anything away… idk if I succeeded, but these images make me remember the stories so I love ‘em!)

Thanks again @TheBookHippie !! ♥️

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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#FallingForFallSwap #FFFS matches sent!

Be sure to respond with received / comment here.

Yay! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

🍃🍂🍁🎃♥️🍃🍂🍁🎃♥️🍃🍂🍁🎃♥️

LeahBergen I‘ve already started shopping! 😆 2mo
jenniferw88 Received (after checking my spam folder!) 2mo
Gissy Received!🤗❤️🍂🍁 2mo
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Cupcake12 Received x 2mo
MadelineMcCrae Received! 2mo
5feet.of.fury Got it! 2mo
AmyK1 Received! 2mo
Laughterhp Got it! 2mo
lele1432 Received! 🍁 2mo
Mrs_B Thank you! Got it! :) 2mo
sblbooks Got it. Thanks! 2mo
JamieArc Received! Thank you! 2mo
julieclair Got it. Thanks! 2mo
Avanders @BookishMadHatter @Itchyfeetreader @Wonderwoman89 Could you please confirm you‘ve received your #fffs match? If you told me already and I‘ve misplaced it, my apologies! Please still let me know 😘🍂🍁 2mo
Itchyfeetreader Received. Thank you 2mo
BookishMadHatter Received. I replied but just checked my email folders and it didn't send, sorry. I just sent another. Thanks for organizing and following up 2mo
Wonderwoman89 I just got mine 😃 2mo
Avanders @Itchyfeetreader thanks! 🍁🍂@BookishMadHatter got it, thanks! 🍁🍂 @Wonderwoman89 thanks! 🍁🍂 2mo
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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It‘s that time of the month! #BOTM #BookoftheMonth Here‘re my picks this month.. what about you?

I also found this very spot-on image on Facebook! 😁
🍃🍂🍁🎃🍃🍂🍁🎃

Leftcoastzen My thoughts exactly! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! 🤎🫶🏻 2mo
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BethM My gosh look at your little heart breaker in your profile pic! 2mo
CuriousG I'm so sad I missed the sign ups 😢 The one week I forgot to check ListyEvents. That'll teach me! 2mo
Avanders @CuriousG hey you know what, I haven‘t matched yet.. so let me reopen and I‘ll shut it again once you‘re done :) 2mo
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Avanders @BethM thanks! We love that pic!! 😍😍 2mo
Avanders @CuriousG imma close it for final in a couple hours - noon mountain time. If you sign up before then, I can include you :) 2mo
CuriousG @Avanders I *really* appreciate you doing that, and of course I didn't see that until now 🤦‍♀️ Apparently this just wasn't meant to be. Thank you so much for doing that - I can't tell you how much I appreciate the gesture!! 2mo
Avanders @CuriousG 😘😘 And at least we know there are a whole bunch more just around the corner! 🍁🎃🫶🏽 2mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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It is TIME! Sign ups for #FallingForFallSwap #fffs start tonight! We‘ll open 1st day of fall, 9/22.

Note: due to continued shipping issues, I‘m only matching within-country. Meaning all countries welcome! But only if 2+ people from your country sign up & swap-size is workable. If there is quick shipping/no shipping issues w another country in your region? Please note it when you sign up.

https://forms.gle/UGWTBW3fCkHEr8c87

Tagging some folks…

MittenGirlPeach Wooo! I was just thinking about this swap! Definitely signing up. 2mo
LeahBergen Count me in! 👏👏 2mo
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guinsgirlreads Thanks for the tag!! 🤗 2mo
Laughterhp Oo fall swap time! 2mo
AmyG I have been waiting for this! Thanks for tagging me. 😘 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thank you for tagging me!! I love this swap!! 2mo
hannah-leeloo I'd love to join more swaps but there aren't many people in the UK who join 😔 2mo
Chrissyreadit @hannah-leeloo there are a 3-4 people who sign up for swaps and always get matched with each other in the UK. I‘m not sure if they will sign up for this one but they are all great swap matches. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Aletheia I‘m so happy ❤️🙌❤️💕😘😘😘 2mo
Kshakal I have been wanting to put up my fall decorations so badly and this makes me want to even more! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay!!!!! 2mo
DinoMom Yes! Signed up. Bring on fall 2mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!!!! 2mo
TheBookHippie @Mitch is this the one you missed last year? 2mo
Deblovestoread Thanks for the tag! All signed up. 💜 2mo
BookwormAHN Signed up 🍁 2mo
Mitch @TheBookHippie it is! Thank you so much xxx 2mo
TheBookHippie @Mitch ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
kspenmoll Count me in! 2mo
JamieArc Yay! I didn‘t miss it this year!!! 2mo
LibrarianRyan I can not open google doc at work, but I will when I get home to get signed up. 2mo
tdrosebud Hooray! I just signed up, thanks for the tag! 2mo
Avanders @JamieArc ahh! Yay!! I‘m sorry I didn‘t tag you, but glad you found it anyway!! 😘🍁♥️ 2mo
Avanders @hannah-leeloo good news - there are 6 people from the uk already signed up! 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
ShelleyBooksie I should be signed up @Avanders :) so excited!! 2mo
sblbooks I signed up, I'm so glad you're doing this one again. 2mo
Avanders @ShelleyBooksie @sblbooks yay!! 🍃🍂🍁🎃♥️ 2mo
MittenGirlPeach All signed up! Whew. Nearly forget to finish it. Also, I‘m flexible on the package size, so let me know if you need me to adjust that. 2mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan hiya lady - just wanted to send you a reminder in case you were still planning on signing up for #fffs - no pressure, just didn‘t want you to miss the deadline if you did want to do it 😘 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Avanders Sorry. I wasn't home and it compleatly blew my mind. Us not being able to open anything google on work systems (or when using work wifi) just complicates so many things. Good luck with the swap and I am sorry I missed it. 2mo
Avanders @MittenGirlPeach thanks! 😘🎃 2mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan no worries - I completely understand. And agree — so frustrating! If you have time in the next couple hours and are interested, I‘m keeping it open until noon mountain time for someone else too - if you sign up before then I can include you. 😘 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Avanders na. Go ahead. Plus, knowing me, i will sign up for all the upcoming halloween/horror ones. My mom was even trying to get me to host one so the boys can participate this weekend. 2mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan oh yes totally - all the Halloween horror ones!! 👹😈🎃 And I think it‘s great when you include the littles 😘 2mo
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The Ministry for the Future | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Summertime… and the livin‘ is easy… 🎶🎶

In reality, it‘s been a brutal summer! And I‘ve been in the mother of all reading slumps, despite having really good books on my plate! (Though the audiobooks are admittedly sloooow…) Just waiting for fall 😫

These are, starting at upper left & going clockwise:
#LMPBC #Justbecause #audio #RealLifeBookGroup #audio Waiting impatiently on the tbr pile are #cbbc and #botm books… sooo many books… 😎😎

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Gissy you are always so generous and thoughtful!! ♥️♥️♥️ Thank you for the yummmy cookies, delish coffees, and that amazing lotion!! And also I *love* the mug, notepad, & pen 😍😍 And of course buggy was thrilled with his dinosaurs! 🤗🤗 Thank you thank you!! Oh, yes, and can‘t wait to read this month‘s #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub book too 😁

Mommamanzi What a great package!!! 2mo
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I just couldn‘t resist any longer!! Signed up for #LMPBC #GroupM with @MaleficentBookDragon
@julieclair @Kdgordon88

Also, I seem to have a present inability to narrow things down 😳

Wanna chop any of these from consideration… or make a plug for any one?

Also, added a pic of bubs in his new hat since… there was an extra space 😄

MaleficentBookDragon I vote for the Agatha Christie, Nightmares Can Be Murder, or Under Lock and Skeleton Key. But I‘m really up for any of them except the Christmas themed ones. (edited) 3mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon awesome, thank you! Those were prob 3 of my top choices too 😁 3mo
julieclair Bubs is so cute! What a great smile! Lots of fun choices here. My top 3 would be The Big Chili, Nightmares Can Be Murder, and Under Lock and Skeleton Key. 3mo
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BethM He‘s so big! And cute! 3mo
marleed Bubs is an awesome addition! 3mo
Avanders @BethM @marleed @julieclair Aw thanks!! 😘😘 And Julie - thanks for your picks! 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
Deblovestoread Lots of good looking choices! And what a cutie Bubs is! My vote 3mo
Avanders @Kdgordon88 thanks! 🥰😘 And that‘s 3 votes for Under Lock & Skeleton Key! ✅ Yay can‘t wait! 🥳 @MaleficentBookDragon @julieclair 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! Can you email me when you have time? I can‘t find your email address 😫 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loverofbooks75@gmail. Com 3mo
tpixie He‘s adorable 🥰 2mo
tpixie The Agatha Christie was written right before she disappeared. This influenced Marie Benedict in her book the Mystery of Mrs. Christie 2mo
Avanders @tpixie aww thanks! 😘 Ooh interesting - I didn‘t know that! I‘m excited to read Benedict‘s book though ☺️☺️ 2mo
tpixie @Avanders 💙🌺 2mo
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Look at this truly SPECTACULAR #staycationintimeswap package!!! Thank you @mcipher for such a *thoughtful* package — I LOVE that you planned the trip out and wrote those notes 🥰🥰 And you picked amazing, yummy goodies and teas and soap, and every single thing is on theme!! I‘m honestly just blown away and so excited for this package! Thank you *so* much!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

And thank you @Chrissyreadit and @DinoMom for hosting this very cool swap!! 😘😘

mcipher I‘m so glad you liked it! 🤗 3mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!!! It all looks Amazing! 3mo
mabell 😍😍😍 3mo
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UwannaPublishme Wow! How cool! 😍 3mo
DinoMom Amazing!!! 3mo
MaureenMc 🤩 3mo
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Ooooh @TheBookHippie what a perfect taste of all things wonderful fall, hygge, & Halloween!! 🎃☠️🫖 The socks are cozyriffic, I love the witchy mug🖤, the tea smells perfectly fallgasmic, & those towels are super cute & ghoulish! Lock the Doors sounds like a perfectly scary read 👻, & I‘m sooooooo happy to finally have Through the Woods, which I‘ve been wanting for forever!! Thank you!! 🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤

And Fangs @paperwitchs for hosting this fab swap!

mabell Another awesome package!! 🍁🎃 3mo
TheBookHippie 🧡🧡🧡🧡yay!!!!!! Enjoy!!!! 3mo
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KateReadsYA That tea sounds amazing 🥰 3mo
ShelleyBooksie "Fallgasmic" - this is an amazing word. 3mo
Avanders @mabell I know - it was such a great swap day!! 🧡🥰 @KateReadsYA so perfectly fall! 🍎🫖♥️ @ShelleyBooksie 😂 glad you appreciated that! 😁 3mo
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It‘s swap day! *3* swaps have open day today!

For this first, #sliceofsummerswap - what a fun and perfectly summery package!! Thank you @babyruth2510 !! I love the socks and bookmarks, the lilacs candle smells amazing, I looove that you sent full-on S‘mores!! And I can‘t wait to read the book 👏🏽👏🏽 Thank you!!!

💛💙🌳🌈☀️🌈🌳💙💛

And thank you @Catsandbooks for hosting!! 😘☀️

mabell What a fun summery package! The book sounds terrific! And now I want s‘mores 😆 3mo
monalyisha What a great package! 💛 3mo
Catsandbooks Love the flamingo socks! Have a great summer! ☀️ 3mo
Avanders @mabell lol right?! Seeing those bug fluffy marshmallows… 🤤🤤 @monalyisha perfectly summery! 💛 @Catsandbooks you too! 🌳☀️ 3mo
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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So excited for this one!
#BOTM #BookoftheMonth

BrittanyReads Nevermind, I see!! Hahah 3mo
BrittanyReads I've never read Crouch so I passed but I've heard such good things. I'll get around to him some day! 3mo
Avanders @BrittanyReads 😁😜 Ooooh I loved Dark Matter and Recursion and couldn‘t *wait* to get my hands on this 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
BrittanyReads I hope it's just as good! ( Or better! 😏) 3mo
Avanders @BrittanyReads Thanks, me too! 🤩 3mo
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A perfect day off #pluviophile

Finished the tagged - one of my favorite of the series. 💜🤍💙

And started a Familiar Tail… (heh 🤭). Good so far!

Now if I could only have more days like this one …
(she said while living in the desert…).

KateReadsYA Oh me too. I read last night with my bedroom door open to the backyard while it rained. I wish it rained more 3mo
Avanders @KateReadsYA sounds amazing 🤍💙 I wish it rained more too! 🥲 3mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Here in San Antonio, we need the rain... It's been weeks since it rained. I'm waiting with impatience for the rain. And it's too hot to even go outside. We have a hell of a climate, haha. 3mo
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Avanders @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader I hear you - we do too here in Abq! 😄 I hope you get some soon!! ☔️☔️☔️☔️ Sending good rain vibes! 3mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader @Avanders Your good rain vibes seemed to have worked, haha. It rained! While it wasn't forecast to rain today 3mo
Avanders @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader ooh yay congrats!! ☔️💙☔️ 3mo
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Stiletto: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Back to Stiletto.. while enjoying cloudy skies.
🤍☁️💙🤍☁️💙🤍☁️💙🤍☁️💙🤍☁️💙

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Mehso-so

Contrary to others, I thought the ending was well done… fast paced, interesting, left a bit of a cliffhanger while still giving a sense of being wrapped up. But for much of the book, I was… I don‘t know, a little frustrated, a little disinterested. It drags in places and seemed unfocused at times. Some telling that felt unnecessary. So, overall, ⭐️⭐️⭐️. I would read the 2nd, but I don‘t need to rush right out to get it.

Also, this soda? 🌌🫶🏽💫

Texreader Excellent review 3mo
Avanders @Texreader thanks! 😘 3mo
shanaqui Unfocused is a good way to put it -- I'm hard-pressed, some time later, to summarise the book and pick out the important stuff. 3mo
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Avanders @shanaqui that makes sense! It is kinda all over the place 😜 3mo
BethM How is the soda different? 3mo
Avanders @BethM mmmm that soda is starlight soda, space flavor. And the best way I can describe it is that it tastes like summer and stars. And that‘s silly, I know, and made my sister laugh 😜 When she tried it, she said it‘s the closest they could come to bottling me 😂 If you can find it, try it and let me know what you think! 3mo
Chrissyreadit I did not even know that soda existed 😍 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit I hope it sticks around for a while! 😍 Have you seen the mango Pepsi zero? Also surprisingly good… 🤔😁 (I do love trying new things… 🤓😘) 3mo
Chrissyreadit No but I would try it if I see it! 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit let me know if you see either — or any others! 😁😁 3mo
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Wowee @Gissy what a fun & fabulous #coffeebeanbookclub #cbbc package!!! Malachi was so excited for his presents.. & a couple that weren‘t his 😜 I‘m sorry the mug didn‘t make it, but as always you picked a great one! The cookies were so good… Mark may have claimed them shortly after opening 😳🤤 Not shown: the very cool citrus ice cube makers (seen in the upper right pic w Malachi 😁), and…. The book! This month‘s book wasn‘t in there? 🫢🤭🫠

Gissy Your are right! I was so excited packing everything in the box 📦 that I forgot the book😬😳🤦🏽‍♀️I will send the book and the journal in a small package by priority mail. Sorry! ☹️But I‘m glad you liked everything and there was something for everyone.🤗 3mo
Avanders Lol absolutely no worries — I‘m in danger of doing that every month! 😅 And yes I loved it all — thank you!!! 🥰♥️😘 3mo
Avanders @Gissy I received the book & journal yesterday - thank you! And sorry again you had to go to the PO twice this month! 😜😘😘 3mo
Gissy @Avanders Nice! Next time, I need to focus. They were on the table. Apparently I took them out while I was arranging things in the box😳🤣I‘m the one to apologize because you received the book late. I think that maybe a coffee can help you in the reading🤗📖☕️🤞☺️ 3mo
Avanders @Gissy lol yep I do the same thing 😅😂 No worries at all - I can read a cozy pretty quickly if I focus 😜 Coffee always helps! ☕️📖♥️😘 3mo
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Ooooh 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 received my #SliceofSummerSwap #soss package! Thank you @babyruth2510 - can‘t wait til July 1! 💃🏽💃🏽

Also, found my book! Stiletto —> Book 2 in the series 😄

And started this audiobook: Seveneves. It‘s surprisingly technical so far, but I‘m sticking it out… though with a slight detour as my Louise Penny hold (no. 9) came in 😎

Catsandbooks And now to wait 😎🙌🏼 4mo
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I misplaced the book I‘m reading (it has to be downstairs somewhere bc I‘ve scoured up here), so I‘m picking this up for now ☺️

#SundayNight #ThatCover! #ItKindaMatchesMyPants 🤭

Gissy Plan B, Checked ✔️👍 4mo
Avanders @Gissy 😁😎😘 4mo
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Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Thanks for the tag @MaleficentBookDragon ! 😘😘
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

> 🙋🏼‍♂️✍🏽🤤😤🏊🏻‍♂️… I‘m only about 1/4 in… 🤷🏽‍♀️

> I‘d love a sequel to Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. I know, it‘s nonfiction, but the number of times I think, I just want more of that…..

> The last book I finished was Buried in the Stacks, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tagged some folks to play! 🦋🦜

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🙏🏻📚👍🏼 4mo
BethM Which buried in the stacks- Carlisle or brooks? 4mo
Avanders @Eggs 😁😘 4mo
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Avanders @BethM ooh didn‘t think there might be more than one! It‘s 4mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😊 4mo
Avanders @DaveGreen7777 fo sho! 😄 4mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m visiting your page and just saw this tag! Sorry I missed it 😘😘😘 3mo
Chrissyreadit Or maybe I didn‘t? I just didn‘t heart the post? I‘m scatter brained. 3mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😂😂 I definitely do that!! 😘😘 3mo
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Buried in the Stacks | Allison Brook
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Finished the cozy, by audio - 3rd in the series. Always happy to visit Carrie in the library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reading Vladimir for #RealLifeBookGroup… cover removed to avoid certain conversations 😬

And mailed all the things!
#SpookySummerSwap #StaycationinTimeSwap #SITS #LitsySliceofSummerSwap #SliceofSummerSwap #SliceofSummer #CoffeeBeanBookClub #cbbc

And now… for a no-swapping period 😳🚫

AmyG I told myself no more swaps until your cosy swap starts the fall season. 🤣 4mo
Avanders @AmyG that seems like the right amount of time for me to recover!! 🫢😂 4mo
Chrissyreadit 😘🎉 I wish I had more swap control. 4mo
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Avanders @Chrissyreadit seriously!! 😜😘♥️ 4mo
paperwitchs Nice!! 4mo
Catsandbooks Yay! 😎☀️🍋 4mo
BethM Im with @AmyG I‘m banning myself til then lol 4mo
Avanders @paperwitchs 👻🤍 @Catsandbooks 👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽 @BethM it‘s so hard to do sometimes … 🫣🫣🫣 4mo
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Space Unicorn Blues | T. J. Berry
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Honestly, I‘m almost a little mad at how much I ended up liking this book. I was in no way in the right headspace for a super space opera‘y sci fi book with a convicted murderer asexual half-unicorn hero, a lesbian wheelchair-bound angry ex-military antihero with a tree (dryad) for a wife, little gray aliens, stoneships that are alive with gnome guardians, and…. Um, literally everything else? (See comment for rest of review) 👇🏽

Avanders Way too much world building for my current exhausted mental abilities … but fed to me in the right-sized pieces and all the right amounts of “humanity” (species-ity?), and I just … loved it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ What‘s a girl to do? 4.5 stars. Thanks again @BookwormAHN !! ♥️♥️ (edited) 4mo
Lizpixie I loved this too! Did you know there‘s a sequel? (edited) 4mo
Avanders @Lizpixie yes! I mean, as of yesterday I did 😜 Have you read it? As good? 🤩 4mo
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Lizpixie It‘s not quite as good but it‘s still pretty crazy. It‘s mainly set on the planet all the magic folk disappear to at the end. You‘d think they‘d be happy. Not so much😂 4mo
Avanders @Lizpixie lol folks are never really happy, huh 😅 Can‘t wait to read it! 4mo
BethM That sounds like quite the ride… 4mo
Avanders @BethM lol 😂 get ready for it! 😁 4mo
BethM Hahaha thank you! I just got it! 4mo
Avanders @BethM oh yay! That was fast! 👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Sounds like this would complement the Drew Williams' The Universe After series I found. 3mo
Avanders @tokorowilliamwallace ooh sounds fun! Added 😄 3mo
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🥹🥹 Thank you Chelle!! You‘re always so thoughtful & generous!! ♥️♥️ I‘ve been crazed, & witchy cozy mysteries sound like the perfect escape! 🥰🥰🥰

Super fast book update?
Top left, down, then to the right:
🦄 Reading
📚 Listening
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Future skinny ARC ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Post-Traumatic 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (everyone in book group agreed!)
👮‍♂️🐓⭐️⭐️⭐️ —> but based on the other responses, I suspect the audio narration was to blame for me not liking it more…🤔

MaleficentBookDragon You are welcome. I wasn't sure if you had them yet. 4mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon nope, not a one!! 😁😘 Ps did you see that new shark mug at Bones??? 😍😍 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders no. I‘ll have to check it out! 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders Saw it and ❤️it. It‘s now #3 on my list to get. I‘ve been wanting S‘more-y Time and Army of Dark Chocolate. 4mo
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Leah, I love everything about this #LitsyRecipeSwap #recipeswap package!!! The recipe cards are perfect - I love the old-timey design! The recipe sounds deliiiiiish. Will have to make them soon!! That bookmark is absolutely perfect - it makes me so happy! And the book looks so good - I can‘t wait to read it! Buggy also loves his sticker boom gift and we both loved the candies! Thank you!! 🥰♥️😘🧁

Thank you for hosting this fun swap Suzanne! ♥️

LeahBergen I‘m so glad you like it! I LOVED my parcel from you! 🥰🥰 And look at how he‘s lined up his Smarties. 😆😆 5mo
BennettBookworm You‘re welcome!! 5mo
mabell Cute recipe cards! 5mo
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Ddzmini Looks great let me know how you like the book it looks interesting 🧐 5mo
Avanders @LeahBergen lol you noticed! 😁 And this was such a fun swap! Thank you again!! 🥰😘 4mo
Avanders @mabell so cute! 🤩 @Ddzmini will do! 😁 4mo
LeahBergen What did he think of the Smarties? 😆 4mo
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🙀🥹🥰I love this cozy smorey spring camping box, Chelle!! Thank you!!! I am speechless at all the cozies.. & I don‘t have a single one!! The coffees, cocoa, & caramel will all go to excellent use.. in my belly. Everything is so thoughtful- the soap & wax melts smell amazing, the buttons & magnets are perfect, & the bracelet is such a nice reminder 🥰🥰. Also, that mug??? I‘ve been waaaaanting it, but couldn‘t buy it for myself. Thank you!!!♥️♥️♥️

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything. I had a lot of fun putting it together. 5mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 5mo
BethM Wow so great! 5mo
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♥️♥️♥️ Once again, Gissy, you‘ve sent such a thoughtful package!! I love all the Mother‘s day/self-care stuff, and you were so generous to include things for little bubba — he ripped that toy open and played with it immediately 🥰🥰 The candle & coffee both smell so good, and the cookies are a special treat! I‘m also super geeked to get this book!! 😄 (and also the #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub book, of course 😁) Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️

Gissy I‘m so happy you liked the Mother‘s Day gifts and more than happy to see little bubba liked his present. Let me know what he likes🤗 5mo
Avanders @Gissy well you scored 💯 this round! He loves dinosaurs, books, bubbles, & bears! 🥰🥰🥰 And he loves the crafts, little to-dos, and math/numbers. You are so sweet, thoughtful, and generous, but you *really* don‘t need to send him (or me, for that matter!) anything (though he does love it when a box comes 😜).😘♥️😘 5mo
Gissy @Avanders I love to see the little ones happiness when they open a gift. In the family we have only one child about that age and he is really spoiled by everyone☺️I‘m so glad he liked it. Now I know what he likes. I bet he is waiting the box to see what is inside for him😄 5mo
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BethM Ummm dinosaurs are the coolest 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
Avanders @Gissy that‘s how it is with Malachi too! 🥰 4mo
Avanders @BethM lol right?? 4mo
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Post-Traumatic | Chantal Johnson
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Just really needing this moment of peace and quiet. Not even sure I‘m going to keep reading the book tonight (which is so good so far… and maybe hits a little too close to home at moments 🫢), or just enjoy the moment. 🌑🌙✨🌄🌌

sarahbarnes This one caught my eye at the library last week. Will be interested to hear your review. 5mo
BethM ❤️❤️take care of you friend! 5mo
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Trees | Percival Everett
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Overdue for an update!
Tagged: Really impressive. See @Marchpane ‘s review on Goodreads 😉🌟🌟🌟🌟
🧙🏽‍♀️: good, quick, fun, tho not quite “as advertised.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭕️🌈: blech #unpopularopinion ⭐️⭐️
🇫🇷🏢: loved the audio version! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Reading: Wandering 🐺 (great so far)
Listening: Ministry 🕋 (intriguing!)

Won: another Reese book! 🤩♥️ Her YA/Pick for May

Received: #LitsyRecipeSwap package from Canada! 🥰💌 Thank you @LeahBergen ! ♥️

LeahBergen Yay! I‘m glad it arrived. 😘😘 5mo
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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When you bet &… WIN!

I was fairly confident that the #FantasticStrangelingsBookClub pick for May would be The Hacienda, but I didn‘t know. For some reason she‘s been announcing late in the month lately…

I‘d prefer to give an independent bookseller my $$ for the monthly book, but sometimes I “have to” pick my #BOTM first & it ends up being the same. So I “bet” this month, chose my BOTM, & held off on Hacienda… Voilà! It paid off. ???♥️

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Linsy You know Jenny well! I just got mine from her and cannot wait to read!!! 4mo
Avanders @Linsy me tooooo! And I don‘t know if I know her well… she hinted at countries for her March, April, and May picks… and I got lucky 😜 I don‘t know why she doesn‘t do more hints! 😁😁 4mo
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🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯

#BOTM #BookoftheMonth

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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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I‘m so glad I finally read this. A nice, hearty 4.5 🌟s. It‘s immersive, but not dry; has great world-building, but still good action/movement; and is thought-provoking, but fun. Book 2 is already awaiting a hopefully-soon read!

In other news…📰

* Sent the recipe portion of #LitsyRecipeSwap today! @BennettBookworm 🥣🍫🥮💌

* And I finally made it to the PO to send you Nightbooks @KateReadsYA !! It‘s coming media mail, but expected on Monday!

wanderinglynn I need for reread this and pick up book 2! 5mo
Avanders @wanderinglynn I really want to watch the series too… but I‘m glad I read that it deviates *much* from the book. The 2nd book is almost 600 pages! 😯 5mo
KateReadsYA Okay 👍can't wait 5mo
wanderinglynn I totally missed that there‘s an adaptation. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I should check it out. 5mo
aa_guer2021 I remember this being fun! Glad to know there is a book 2!! 5mo
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On this episode of #shelfie … my home-office desk, w built-in bookshelves 😍😍😍 Plus 2 more bookshelves to the left of my home-office desk (2 shelves omitted bc they‘re full of junk that we‘re still dealing with 😜)

#Illshowyoumineifyoushowmeyours

Nute I like that whole space over your desk!🤩 5mo
AmyG What an awesome office! 5mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏👏 5mo
BethM Can I come live with you? 5mo
Avanders @Nute @AmyG @LeahBergen Thanks! It was actually one of my biggest draws to this house! 🥰♥️😘 @BethM lol 😂 you bet! Anytime 😁📚📚📚 (edited) 5mo
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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book updates:
Read 🍯 Roasted on audio ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A fine continuation, but I guess I think the “romance” drags & resolves in a weird way.

Evil🤰🏽was a fun, quick surprise (audio).
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And my # came up for the Paris Apt. Great so far!

And thx to a generous surprise from @mklong , I got Jade City (per @GrilledCheeseSamurai Rec) & Trees, 1 of 5 I‘m recommending to my #reallifebookclub for May (it‘s my turn :))(others tagged in comments, fyi :)).

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