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Beck9lol

Beck9lol

Joined July 2016

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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I‘m a bit late due to a lot going on, but must show you all the goodies my amazing #litsypenpal sent me. I even got a couple books today as an extra treat because she‘s just that awesome! Thank you a million times over @Litlady for the magnets, Christmas convo cards (that are handy), hot chocolate, a balsam candle that smells divine, and all these great books. She‘s got the best taste! So grateful ❤️

Litlady Yay for books and so thankful for you, too, my friend!! Happy New Year, Becky (@beck9lol)!! 💜📚❤️🥳📚🎉🤗 Snowed in from work as of this afternoon and your fab gifts will be center stage tomorrow! 📚📚☃️💚 (edited) 2w
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I‘ve had this book for awhile, but so glad I waited to read it. After my Foxy passed last year, I didn‘t know if I could ever pick it up. Not only did it help my broken heart a little, it reminded me that the love of a dog is so special. I needed that more than ever right now. This book is so honest and inspiring. I give it all the stars! Thank you @Litlady for sending this to me!!!

Litlady So glad you enjoyed it and that it brought comfort my friend! 2mo
Crazeedi Memories of our fur friends are painfully beautiful, much ❤ 2mo
Beck9lol So true! Thank you @Crazeedi 2mo
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When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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My fabulous #litsypenpal sent me all these Halloween treats! I don't deserve you @Litlady for your book selections are top notch. Plus that doggie sleeve and vintage bookmarks are super cute. I've been waiting to open the Pez, but the Swedish Fish didn't make it to picture time. Thank you so much!!! I hope you and everyone here had a magical Halloween! 💀🎃👻

Litlady Happy Halloween and Happy Fall, Becky! Hope you enjoy the cozy season, my friend! Yay for books! 👻🧡🎃📚 3mo
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Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Oh Shirley Jackson! She is the queen of old houses and mysterious endings. This collection of short stories did not disappoint. I usually like clean endings that I don‘t have to wonder about, but I enjoyed the wondering with this book. All five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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I had such a special birthday yesterday... minus the snow and poison ivy. My #litsypenpal sent me these awesome gifts which gave me the motivation to rearrange my bookshelves today. That wiener dog card is a magnet! ♥️There is a super soft book sleeve way in the back with birds and cats. The book picks are of course perfect. Even my husband was impressed. Thank you a hundred times @Litlady for all the lovely gifts! I am so very grateful! 🥳

Yuki_Onna This is beautiful! ❤ 💛 💚 9mo
Litlady Yay for birthdays!! 💜🥳 Glad your gifts arrived safe and enjoy your birthday ... all month long! 📚📚🥰🎉🌸 Beautiful bookshelves! 📚🤓 9mo
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Lori has some great stories and insight in this book! I was impressed with so much, but I learned the most from her sessions with patients. She also had her own therapist and wrote about her journey with him. I will DEFINITELY be rereading this (and taking notes). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 stars

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Say when | Elizabeth Berg
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This one felt different maybe because we are inside the husband‘s head. Wife has an affair and is searching for herself. The husband wants wife back, but must find himself a little as well. I just wanted to shake both and tell them about the wonders of therapy. Sounded like they could afford it. Mostly an enjoyable read, but came up a little flat and disappointing in the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My litsy penpal sent Santa my way and boy did he deliver! Look at these fabulous gifts she picked out for me! I was hoping to get more of those amazing socks. Also got some fur mama magnets, lunar new year black tea, and books that I already started reading. Thank you so much @Litlady for all these beautiful gifts! This year has been rough, but I'm so grateful for your friendship. Merry Christmas!!! Happy Holidays to you all! ❄️

Bklover What wonderful gifts! 13mo
Litlady Yay for Christmas and bookish gift giving! Blessed and thankful for our @Litsy friendship, Becky! Wishing you and all of us here a happier and healthier New Year. Big bookish hugs my dear friend! ❤️💚🎅🏻🎄🐾😻 Give a holiday chin scratch to Harvey kitty, too! 😺🤶🏻🌈 13mo
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I listened to this on audio and it was a little all over the place for me. Given the author passed away before it was finished and people helped piece it together, I totally get it. I think this would have been better in print, but the narrator can do a good creepy voice. Catching the Golden State Killer was the author‘s one goal and she didn‘t live to see it happen, but helped keep the spotlight on this dangerous murderer. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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This was one creepy gothic novel. A widow and cousin move into this house of horrors. Are they experiencing evil paintings come to life or is it all in their heads? There‘s a couple twists at the end to make you even more creeped out. 😬 four ⭐️‘s

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Harvey helped me open my Halloween box from my great #litsypenpal. I had my eye on that Agatha Christie book when I spotted it a few weeks ago on a trip to Erie. I definitely have “The Year of the Witching” on my tbr too. Stickers and a calendar to start my new year off (please let it be better than 2020 🤞). Thank you so much @Litlady for such wonderful gifts. Happy Halloween 🎃

Litlady Harvey is a cutie!! So glad you‘ all found each other! Sorry it was a wee bit late but you and I celebrate all year long ... Lol! Happy Halloween, dear friend! 😻🎃👻🍁🧡💛☠️📚🍂🎃🤗 1y
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I'm watching a documentary on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on Amazon Prime and this popped up. How funny is that?

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Very interesting book. I didn‘t know what I wanted for the main character, but she surprisingly figures it out after dealing with what everyone else wants/expects from her. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Just started this book and made myself some tea with honey a friend and client gave me. Trying to read more this week and relax before soccer returns.

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This book! All the stars ⭐️ He writes about racial injustice intertwined with music, with Ohio, with his life. What an insightful and talented author!

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My #botm came in! I added “Untamed” as a sweet bonus. Both books sound so interesting that I may just read them this year! 😆 I just told my husband since we aren‘t out and about buying books now that maybe I can make a dent in my collection. 🤞

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More birthday goodies just came from a friend. Him and I have been buddy reading the Miss Kopp books and I guess he‘s ready to start the 4th one. We won‘t quit either Miss Kopp! We‘re hooked!

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Another entertaining read about the Kopp sisters. This one isn‘t my favorite in the series, but still great writing and character development. Definitely worth the read for me. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ and 1/2

kspenmoll Ypu mug is lovely! 2y
Beck9lol @kspenmoll thank you 😊 2y
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Birthday goodies have arrived from the fabulous @Litlady 🥳 I‘m so blown away! She knew I needed some cheering up and really delivered. All those books!! 😍 There‘s a journal for keeping me positive, a pretty Jane Austen mug for my teas, and a gorgeous Sherlock Holmes scarf! Perfection! I left this displayed on the table and kept telling my husband to look at all the beautiful gifts. Thank you friend! You made this birthday much brighter!

Litlady It just felt like a Jane Austen/Sherlock Holmes kind of birthday! Have a happy one, Becky ... all month long and May, too. Why not?! 😻🌻🐶🐾📚🎉🌷📚🥳🤩🎂🎈 2y
Avanders Happy birthday! 🍰🎁 2y
AmyG How lovely! Happy Birthday 🎊🎉🎈🎂 2y
Beck9lol @Avanders and @AmyG thank you!!! 2y
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New #botm came today! I was having trouble deciding between these two, but I ultimately picked Beach Read to keep things light. At checkout they then offered me another book for free since it‘s my birthday month. Woohoo!!

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Mosquitoland | David Arnold
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Well this was a surprise! The sarcastic heroine was just what I needed. Reminded me of when I was younger, but way less adventurous. Our main teenage character goes on a road trip of self-discovery and truth. Loved it all! The writing was so clever and witty. I feel like the author would be someone I‘d invite to dinner. If I did that sort of social thing.

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Emma | Jane Austin
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I‘m ready for the new year! Happy New Year to all my Litsy friends. May 2020 bring lots of happiness and fabulous reads!

erinreads Love your mug! 2y
Chrissyreadit Happy New Year! 2y
Beck9lol @erinreads thank you! My litsy pen pal sent that for Christmas. My favorite mug now. 2y
Beck9lol @Chrissyreadit thank you 😊 2y
Litlady Love!! 📚❣️📚👍 2y
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Puppy Christmas | Lucy Gilmore
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Mr. Foxy is very happy with his Christmas gifts from Aunt Ginny! Thanks so much for thinking of him @Litlady 🐶🎄😊

DGRachel Too cute! 2y
Sace Cutie patootie! 2y
Litlady Awww! There‘s my guy and looking so spiffy that Santa must be jealous! Merry Christmas, Mr. Fox! 🐶🐾🐶🎄❣️🎅🏻 2y
Tamra 😄 2y
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Have I ever told you I have the best #litsypenpal ever? She is the greatest gift picker I have ever known! I don‘t give her any ideas because I know whatever I‘m lucky enough to get will be perfect. That mug had me laughing. ❤️ Those socks look like heaven. Caramel popcorn? Yesss! Finally those books! I let out a gasp when I saw “The Starless Sea” because that was on my secret wish list. Thank you @Litlady you‘re the best! Merry Christmas!!!!

Litlady Hurray for all the Yuletide (#LitsyPenpal) books! Hope you enjoy @Beck9lol and Merry Christmas‼️ My book selling life has been (good) crazy and will open your package tomorrow and going to enjoy a much deserved three day weekend off! Woohoo!! 🎅🏻📚🎄🤶🏻❣️📚📚 2y
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I only found out about the movie today, but it looks like they already changed the book cover. I guess I‘m out of the loop. https://collider.com/killers-of-the-flower-moon-movie-filming-dates-scorsese/

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I finally finished this! It was enjoyable overall. Some parts toward the end I found strange then I thought the whole thing is strange. In a good way! It‘s mysterious and entertaining! The candle really helped set the circus scene 😜🎪 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️1/2

LauraJ How cool! What does the candle smell like? 2y
MidnightBookGirl My all time favorite book! The audiobook is amazing, and my go-to comfort re-read!
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Beck9lol @MidnightBookGirl I love that! I think I‘ll listen to it next year. 😊 2y
Beck9lol @LauraJ the candle says caramel popcorn and chestnut. I‘m definitely smelling both. Makes me happy! 2y
LauraJ @Beck9lol sounds cozy. 2y
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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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So these are my December books all picked to read next month. I just have to finish up on some Halloween ones. 😜I better get busy!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Join us for our buddy read in December! We are reading One Day in December with discussion every Sunday if you are interested in joining us!

#BotmBuddyRead @thebookhippie
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Join us for our buddy read in December! We are reading One Day in December with discussion every Sunday if you are interested in joining us!

#BotmBuddyRead @thebookhippie
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Beck9lol @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks that‘s great! I will try to keep up and join in. Thanks for the info 🙂 2y
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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Happy Halloween Litsy pals! The best pen pal in the world sent me these spooky reads, fun wine socks, and a really cool bookmark. The card is gorgeous and matches my tablecloth. I love it all @Litlady 👻 I bet you can guess which one I‘m reading first. Thank you so much!!! Happy Halloween 🎃

Litlady Happy Halloween, Becky and that tablecloth is super festive!! Hope you enjoy all the spookiness of the season! 🎃👻🎃🤡💀 2y
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Starting this scary one today and buddy reading with the wonderful @Litlady 🙂Mr. Darcy looks ready to roll although he struck me more as a Mr. Bingley.

Litlady Yay for spooky buddy reads‼️ Mr. Darcy/Bingley will keep you safe ... Lol!! 🤣😱👻☠️ (edited) 2y
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This is my first experience with Lore and the author. I‘m listening to the author read this and his voice just isn‘t working. I need creepier and he sounds cheerful even. I‘m still enjoying the stories even with some of his cheesy lines at the ends. I‘ll read the other book in the series, but probably in his voice now. It‘s gonna haunt me 😂

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Check out this sweet summer package my fabulous #litsypenpal sent me! Those clouds are salt n pepper shakers. So cute! The puppies are soaps that smell like rose, which is one of my fav scents. That book is spot on and I got super excited when I opened it. This is why you are in the book biz my friend. Thank you so much @Litlady !!! You‘re the best!! 🤗

Litlady Glad you got your package safe and sound! I fell in love with those cute salt and pepper shaker clouds .. they made me smile. 😊 Happy Summer, Becky, hope you enjoy! 📚😎🌞🥰 2y
Megabooks Nice! I‘ve been wanting to read that book, too! 2y
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I received this as a gift and was pleasantly surprised by the story. I admit I knew very little about Polio and iron lungs, but this book inspired research. This is a fictional book based on real people. A woman contracted Polio while pregnant decides to raise her new daughter with a trusted caretaker‘s help. The hardships they all face in the story make the mother question her decisions. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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One of the best books I‘ve ever read! The author wrote at the end that he lived in some of these places and built relationships with the people. That‘s how he really investigated evictions in Milwaukee. He also wrote about the landlords and what their processes and thoughts were to get a better picture. It opens your eyes to things you don‘t think about or just take for granted too. Five ⭐️ s

Megabooks It is an amazing book!! 3y
Litlady I broke the page 70 mark and this packs quite a punch! It‘s making me re-think how exploitive inner city housing is. Definitely deserving of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Can‘t wait to finish and discuss! I hate it when work gets in the way! Ack!! 🤗📚 3y
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Went to Charleston, Illinois and Indianapolis this past weekend and found some good stuff! 😍

Crazeedi Nice!!❣ 3y
TheSpineView Very good stuff! 3y
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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Miss Marple plays up the old lady charms and I‘m confident will find the murderer. I think this will help prepare me for a murder mystery escape room I‘m doing soon. After I mentioned that, a friend suggested I dress up in an old lady wig, sit in a chair the whole time, and give everyone else directions. 👀👣👂🏻🕵🏻‍♀️

Itchyfeetreader The escape room sounds like fun 3y
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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Huge thanks to my AMAZING #litsypenpal! Wow!! This picture keeps cutting things out so that stinks, but you get the idea of the greatness. I‘m so thankful and super excited! I love it all, but when I saw “Just Mercy” I started jumping around. I‘ve had my eye on that one lately. I ❤️ the Kentucky notebook and I am always using and loving Lush! Thanks so much @Litlady 🤗🎉🐶You‘ve made this birthday gal very happy!

Litlady Oh yay! Glad it made your heart happy and wishing you a most happy birthday, my dear! We need to add ‘Just Mercy‘ to our buddy reads. I created a shelf for us on Goodreads! Hurray bookish birthdays!! 🤘🎉❣️💃😎🐶⚽️🎂🍭🍦🌷📚📚📚📚📚 3y
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Birthday bookish mail from my #litsypenpal is the best way to start my day and weekend! Thanks @Litlady ... I‘ll try my best to wait till Sunday! 😇🥳🎈

Litlady Yay .. glad it made a safe landing to your doorstep! 🌸❣️😊📚🎉 3y
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I am only on page 5 and feel the tears surfacing. I don‘t know if I can emotionally handle this book.

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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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I‘ve noticed this pattern that I read used books before any of my new hardbacks. I like to give them away when I‘m done so I can make room for more books. So I‘m pretty much collecting my botm books and never reading them like some weirdo. This end today! When botm emails me asking how was this book, I‘m gonna be able to tell them. 😄

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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This is just one of those books where you get to the end and think what am I suppose to do now? I‘ve been though so much and now it‘s all over! I didn‘t ever want this story to end. All the online art I saw for this is pretty great too. It‘s cute, but also has a dark side to it. I definitely recommend and give four stars!

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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The author was a medical student, aspiring to be one of the best, when he was diagnosed with cancer. Such an insightful look on life and death from a doctor‘s and patient‘s perspective. This is his brave and inspirational story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Great book 3y
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Book mail came today! Woohoo! I hope this is as good as it sounds. #botm

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This book is AMAZING! Trevor is such a great storyteller. He reads for the audiobook and his voices for people are so comical...especially his mother‘s. I guess it‘s mostly the things she says. It has a 99% on Litsy! So there you have it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

britt_brooke It‘s so good!! I‘m going to reread this on audio sometime. I read - and loved - it in print back when I was still an audiobook skeptic. 😬 Now, I listen to them all the time! 3y
Sharpeipup Good to know it has such a high rating! I can use it for #llb19 #littenlovebingo 3y
Beck9lol @britt_brooke yes definitely do the audio too. I‘m a sucker for authors reading their own books. I think that‘s what got me into audiobooks in the first place. I was a skeptic too. 😄 3y
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Beck9lol @Sharpeipup considering this is a popular book, yeah that rating is super high. I believe it deserves a bingo spot 🙃 3y
britt_brooke @Beck9lol That‘s how I eased myself in as well. 💚🎧 3y
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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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An island council ban the usage of certain letters that keep falling off a famous memorial statue. The people of the island grow more and more frustrated and many face the consequences for slipping up. It comes down to the wire with one girl left to save the island. If you‘re in the mood for fun and silly, this may be right up your alley. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Here are the Christmas goodies from my amazing #litsypenpal. What a wonderful selection of books! My mouth was open in awe unwrapping them all. That writers book is right up my alley and I can‘t wait to get into it. That signed copy of “The Library Book” too! She even included some treats and toy for my Foxy (he‘s delighted). You are too much @Litlady and I‘m so thankful! Thanks a million and then some! I love it all!🌲🦊🎅🤗

Litlady Bookish gifts are the best gifts, IMO! 🎅🏻 Glad you like them, Becky! I had loads of fun shopping for you and Sir Foxy. Hope his gifts give a little wag of the tail. I have ‘The Library Book‘ so maybe a buddy read is in order next year! Merry Christmas, Becky, and a Happy New Year!!! 🎄🛷🤗 #LitsyPenPals rock! ❣️ 3y
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Someone thinks they deserve three books this month! I‘m a sucker for these thrillers, but this romance sounded fun and will be a nice change for me. “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” has been on my tbr forever so it was time. Merry Christmas to me! 🎅🌲😻

Literary_Siren I feel like your cat figurine is the look you‘d have on your face when saying “Merry Christmas to me!”. 😂 3y
silentrequiem Your bookend looks very smug. 3y
Beck9lol @silentrequiem @Literary_Siren I didn‘t even noticed the cat‘s face. 😂 It is perfect! 3y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Interesting book. There are a ton of characters to keep straight. It really didn‘t start to get too juicy until later due to all the stories involved. By 60% I was excited that this book was going to come through for me. With all the twists and turns...in the end it fell a bit flat. If done right, I can actually see this being a good movie though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I can‘t remember the last time I read a book so quickly. I loved it! I know I‘m late to the party, but the hype is real my friends! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Check out what the great @Litlady sent me! I‘m excited to read all these books of course! I couldn‘t wait to put batteries in the great pumpkin snoopy ornament and the sweet mood salt lamp that changes colors. Also included were 🦊 bookmarks, I‘m a little chili socks 😂 and a beautiful card. So perfect! A thousand thanks for such fabulous, thoughtful gifts!! Such a wonderful #litsypenpal !!!!!👻🎃🦊🙃

Litlady Happy Halloween, Becky! Glad it all arrived safe & sound! Enjoy! 😊🎃👻📚🍂📚💀 3y
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Library book sale today! These are my lucky finds. My husband had me up early, waiting in line for the library doors to open this morning.

Burghbookaddict I wish my husband got excited about book sales! 3y
Louise Nice haul! The Garth Stein book will really tug at your heartstrings. 💕🐾 3y
Beck9lol @BurghBookAddict I guess I‘m lucky even if he is a morning person. 😂 3y
Beck9lol @Louise thank u! I know I‘m gonna need to be emotionally stable when I read that one. 😭 3y
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