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Joined September 2016

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Sadly, Kelly Conway dwells on the later years of Tim Conway's life when he was sick and the battles with her stepmom & stepsister to gain control of his care. It was heartbreaking. If you want to remember Tim Conway as the mischievous man who brought joy to millions, read his autobiography, What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life.

tokorowilliamwallace I remember hearing about them for the memoir of the Carol Burnett Show! The memories she provided her audies were so sweet and cool to listen to! 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Sorry, I meant *audience. I listened by audiobook, too, so that exponentially improved the experience of the stories and memories of the show, I think. 4mo
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This audiobook is over 15 hours long. Ordinarily, that would be a slog for me. Not with Mel. What a delight!

LKK526 Saw him talk about the book on zoom call. He was very funny but the interviewer was terrible. Have the book to read. Shout out to Books and Books in Coral Gables, FL 8mo
SRWCF I bet it's so interesting. What a life! 8mo
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Long lines are not just in the retail world. Mourning doves patiently waited their turn at the bird feeder.

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Merry Christmas, Littens!

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I've been working so much lately. I ended up taking a social media vacation because I had no time. I'm slowly catching up. We adopted this little guy months ago. He's a joy. It's so nice to have a lap cat reading buddy.
#catsoflitsy

Ruthiella What an adorable cat! Beans! 😻😻😻 9mo
julesG 😻😻 9mo
Leftcoastzen So adorable! 😻 9mo
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DaveGreen7777 Awww! Congratulations on your new fur baby! 😺 9mo
RaeLovesToRead Aww, he's so so cute!!! 9mo
BookwormAHN So cute 😻 9mo
Sparklemn So handsome! 9mo
CaroPi He looks gorgeous! What is his name? 9mo
belacat His name is Beans. 9mo
sprainedbrain Omg! 😍 9mo
SRWCF What beautiful eyes! 8mo
Nute Hey Beans!🐈‍⬛💚 7mo
tokorowilliamwallace Cute photo of you! 4mo
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Malabar Farm | Louis Bromfield
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I visited "The Big House" at Malabar Farm State Park in Lucas Ohio yesterday. You can't help but love Louis Bromfield. He had bookshelves in nearly every room. Oh, that desk!

TiredLibrarian 📚❤📚💛📚 12mo
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Holy headband! This happened to me too. Was I offended? No, I was impressed that the millennial knew who Willie Nelson was. I feel like the red-headed stranger when I don my braids & headband.

SamAnne Love this. 13mo
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Well, this was the biggest surprise of my Pacific Northwest vacation. Sub Pop has an airport store! You can buy records AND designer purses at the airport. Wow, I feel old.

Kimberlone Glad to see this shop is open again. The couple times I‘ve traveled through Seattle airport over the past year most of the shops and restaurants have been closed because of COVID. 14mo
tokorowilliamwallace And did you pick up any records/LPs there? 4mo
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Tovah Feldshuh made a lovely tribute to her late mother. She snuck her own bio in there without taking the spotlight from Lily. If you're going to take the trip to Lilyville, get the audiobook. Tovah brings her Broadway best to the narration. Delightful!

Reggie I like her. She was a great Mom in Kissing Jessica Stein. And her stuff in Law and Order was good stuff, too. 1y
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Aquatlantic | Giorgio Carpinteri
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I want to live here. #judgeabookbyitscover

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Another great graphic novel find from my library! This novel capture the wild, improvisational nature of jazz and Thelonious Monk's unconventional mind.

The long and loving friendship between Monk and heiress, Pannonica De Koenigswarter is highlighted. I wonder where music would be today if these two had not found each other.

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This serious American Toad visited our campsite last night. He is magical to me. I need to get out of the city more often.🐸

Leftcoastzen He is awesome! What a great photo! 1y
AmyG Wow! 1y
jewright I checked this one out! 1y
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Homemade blueberry pie for Mothers Day! My kids are so thoughtful.

Tera66 That is beautiful! 1y
AmyG My favorite pie. Looks delicious! 1y
Christine Gorgeous pie! 1y
Nute Looks scrumptious! 1y
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Happy dog on beautiful spring day! #dogsoflitsy

ladym30 Such a sweet face!❤️ 1y
lazydaizee Lovely picture, does the dog belong to you ? 1y
belacat @nuttybooklady We adopted Cody eight years ago. He's a delight except when he sees squirrels.😉 1y
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Munch | Steffen Kverneland
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This graphic novel was one wild ride. Steffen Kverneland threw himself & friend into the novel. They toured the locations where Munch lived & painted commenting along the way. He pulled in texts from Munch's friends, colleagues, & detractors. It is no wonder this novel took seven years to create. What a labor of love!

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Soft City | Pushwagner
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I've been reading a lot of graphic novels lately. Soft City was the most haunting - such striking and disturbing images. Talk about feeling like a cog in the machine.

NikkiM5 Oooo looks creepy, stacked 👍🏾 1y
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Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. I was so glad to get away for a few days. My wanderlust has kicked in.

Chelsea.Poole I grew up going to Old Man‘s cave. We live about an hr and a half from it. Enjoy! 🥾🌳🌞 1y
JamieArc One of my favorite places! I try to go once a year. 1y
ChasingOm I‘m hoping to get there this summer! 1y
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Crazeedi Wow that looks amazing, I'd love to see it 1y
bookgem I scrolled through your posts. I love it! They are unique, creative and related to the book, too. Good job 👍 1y
tokorowilliamwallace This reminds me of one of the waterfalls we could walk in a little cave behind my sister had us as a family 'hunt' back when I was in college along the Blue Ridge Mountains North Carolina's Asheville-Brevard region. I think we 'hunted' and got to 23 waterfalls in all. This one was pretty close to the roadside, I believe, and I think of my favorites. 4mo
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Bob Hope My Life in Jokes | Bob Hope, Linda Hope
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I found this first edition at a thrift store today. Bob Hope is a bit of a local hero. He may have been born in England, but he grew up in Cleveland. He owned the major league baseball team for a while, and he gave a lot back to the city. I am looking forward to his comments about growing up in Cleveland in the early part of the 20th century.

Bookwormjillk I didn‘t know that! 2y
Twainy I love book shopping 2y
persephone1408 My great uncle knew bob 1y
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Who would have thought a book about comedy would be so educational?!! My history classes in school were certainly lacking.

DrexEdit I have this on hold at my library. Really looking forward to reading it! 1y
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Molly Ringwald's self-help book felt like something out of the 1950's. She sets up the perfect dinner party, and how to wear a Hermes scarf. A little too classy for me.

She strongly suggests getting rid of your beloved vacations t-shirts. No way, Molly. I'll gladly be a billboard for the places I love.

Scochrane26 Those are all cute, & I hope to go to all of them at some point. I‘ve only been to Great Smokies. (edited) 2y
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Good Ol' Snoopy | Charles M Schulz
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Happy Valentine's Day, Littens!

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Life | Keith Richards
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Keith Richards has had one heck of a life. He is a survivor. Who is to say he should retire? He's doing what he loves. We should all be so lucky.

This picture was posted on his Instagram account on 2/5/2021. Keep on rockin', Keith!

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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Vaccinations! | Anne Rooney, David (CRT) Salariya
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I got my first Covid-19 vaccine today. So long, Covid-19!

This photo has nothing to do with the vaccine. The world needs more cute cat photos. #catsoflitsy

rabbitprincess 😻😻😻 2y
Catsandbooks Hooray! And yes always more cats!! 🐱💕 2y
umbrellagirl Yay for both of these things! 2y
Leftcoastzen 👏😻 2y
KVanRead That‘s so awesome! Congrats 🎈🎊🎉🍾 2y
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The family just finished the Northern Exposure series. This summer, we will make a stop in Roslyn, WA were the series was filmed. Yes, a show about Alaska was filmed in Washington. That's much better than green screen.

belacat Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska - Summer 2018 2y
Kimberlone This is right by Exit Glacier! (I actually grew up in Seward and recognized the picture before even reading your caption!) 2y
belacat Good eye, Kimberlone! 2y
Nute Beautiful! 2y
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I worked the temperature screening station at the hospital door yesterday. People were coming in for a class at the Castele Center which was directly behind me. A handful of folks told me they were looking for the Castiel Center. They made this nerd smile behind her face mask.

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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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I'll never look elk the same way again.

sprainedbrain Right?! 😱 2y
Nute I have to read this book so that I can know what folks are talking about?! Might buy it today after work. 2y
belacat @Nute I read and enjoyed it. It's nice to see Native American characters as the leads. 2y
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North America wildlife at Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo. I love the armadillo!

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Great Blue Heron gave us a little attitude.

Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 2y
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Werewolf? There wolf.

Darthdad Great costumes 2y
Reggie This reminds me of that short story by Joe Hill where that guy gets on the train and everyone on there is a werewolf. Cool pic! 2y
belacat When they went trick-or-treating last night, most people thought they were a wolf pack. People kept asking for little red riding hood & grandma. They didn't start howling until the full moon was above. 2y
tokorowilliamwallace That tie for the person in the suit is awesome! Definitely one I'd pick thrifting! I love silly vintage and retro ties (70s and 90s designs and styles). 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace @Reggie Wowsers, that definitely an opener selling point for the manuscript! I hope Joe Hill presented it in that manner to get his manuscript accepted and bought. 4mo
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You had me at raven. #judgeabookbyitscover

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The Sandman: The wake | Neil Gaiman
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I finished The Sandman. I'm a little sad it's over. It's a hard act to follow.

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I grew up in Northeast Ohio. I had friends that attended Kent State. I was too little to understand what was going on when these events occurred. What surprises me most is that there was not more of an outrage after this happened. No one was ever convicted. This is so heartbreaking.

Bookwormjillk I went to Hiram College, and we talked about this a lot. I‘ll have to read this. 2y
Bits Kent State alum '07. 2y
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Wendy, Master of Art | Walter Scott
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I've been there, Wendy. It gets better...

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Carvings in sandstone cliffs are just minutes from my house at Worden's Ledges in Hinkley Reservation, Greater Cleveland Metroparks, Hinkley, Ohio. I finally made it to Atlas Obscura destination!

SW-T 😊 2y
Patchshank Very cool! I have an Atlas Obscura site a few minutes from me as well. I've driven by it a few times, but I've never actually stopped to see it. One of these days maybe. 😌 2y
Freespirit Wow amazing! 2y
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Suet624 That‘s so cool! 2y
JamieArc Oh wow! Cool. Ohio has some gems. Old Man‘s Cave area is one of my favorites. I‘m from Michigan, and when I recommend it to friends, they are always surprised that such a place exists in Ohio (maybe it‘s just some MI vs Ohio rivalry thing 🤷🏻‍♀️) 2y
tokorowilliamwallace Wow, I need to move out of Florida again, so for the awesome hiking/nature trails/woods/parks options! I miss everything about Maryland, especially its parks and hikes! 4mo
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My reading buddy all glammed up for the weekend
#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😻Beautiful! 2y
SW-T Adorable! 🥰 2y
Moonprismpower Give that cutie cat all the pets!! 2y
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BookNAround I love this! 2y
KatieDid927 So cute. 2y
Jaimelire So cute 2y
Jaimelire @KatieDid927 😂just noticed I responded to this exactly like you 2y
KatieDid927 @Jaimelire Cuz it‘s the truth! 2y
sharread So cute, wears that flower proudly. 😻 2y
MynameisSnow Oh for cute!!!! 2y
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I started doing temperature screenings at the hospital one day per week. After working from home exclusively since mid-March, my introverted self is having a hard time adjusting. It was good while it lasted.

Melismatic Stay safe out there! 2y
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This sweet sparrow woke me up this morning. She flew into my window and landed on my roof on her back. I wanted to help her, but I would have landed on my back too. She eventually flipped over on her own and flew away as good as new. Pretty resourceful creature!

JoScho Little birds make me so happy. Glad she was ok 🖤 2y
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On my weekly adventure out in nature, I noticed this tough tree doing it's best to grow at a 90 degree angle. Hang in there, little tree! You're an inspiration.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww love it!!! 2y
gallowbraids I recently bought this book. Did you ever finish it? 2y
belacat @gallowbraids It's on my TBR list. Some day I'll get to it. 2y
gallowbraids @belacat Hahaha, right? Same here. 2y
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I finally read my first Stephen King novel. I purposely chose one that I had not seen the TV show or film. I wanted the King experience to be untainted by adaptation. I am not overly impressed, but I am curious enough to give it another go. I'll fast forward a few decades for the next selection.

Prairiegirl_reading My husband likes the movie because it scared him as a kid but it‘s sooo bad!!! 🤣 3y
MissAimz_55 I highly recommend 3y
sharread Yikes! That scared me. 😱😝😁 2y
tokorowilliamwallace @Prairiegirl_reading It's not bad, it's just 80-90s campy is the best kind of way. 4mo
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The life & career of James Brown intertwined with the history of the Civil Rights Movement. A very educational graphic novel. I wish it came with a soundtrack.

tokorowilliamwallace Books do come with soundtracks now (playlists on Spotify), but I think it's mostly YA/NA fantasy romance for which such its intended audience would fully expect and demand. It's the new Gen Z way. 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Mostly concerning and contextualizing the characters and relationships. It is all about aesthetics and vibes. It's a super popular tik-tok and Instagram trend to stitch a reel of pictures representing the vibes and aesthetics of these kinds of books, its characters, and their relationships. 4mo
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I never met a used book sale I didn't like.

tokorowilliamwallace I found this edition of Swan Thieves thrifting, too! 4mo
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I feel ya, Les.

KathyWheeler That‘s me.😄 3y
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In true Hitchcockian fashion, Dexter Palmer puts himself in his novel. He portrays himself as a pompous author. Too funny. It was definitely the highlight of the book!

tokorowilliamwallace Is that how I write? 🤔 Yay, phrenology! 4mo
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I want to read this book!


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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I got my annual flu shot this week. I hope it protects me from the Georgia Flu.

Punderson State Park, Newbury, Ohio

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great book, and beautiful view! 3y
Slajaunie Beautiful! 3y
tokorowilliamwallace I should like to visit and stroll this spot, thank you very much. 4mo
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We need to get this book along with Quiet by Susan Cain into the hands of those who really need them. The Extroverts! A little understanding would be nice. Would it be tacky if I left them on my manager's desk?

LoverofLit I finished up Quiet a week or so ago and really enjoyed it. I've already recommended it to a handful of people and made my extrovert husband listen to some of it with me! 3y
KathyWheeler Agreed! While I loved both books, I really feel that it‘s my extroverted friends and acquaintances who need to read these books more than I did. That said, Quiet gave me some insight into a coworker who appears to be an extrovert but actually is not. (edited) 3y
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The Grasshopper's Song: An Aesop's Fable Revisited | Nikki Giovanni, Christopher Raschka
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Hitchhiker from the county fair

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Snakes Alive | Penny Clarke
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This guy/gal found the best spot for sunbathing on Lake Erie. Vermilion, Ohio, USA.

Velvetfur Aaww I love snakes! That's a pretty one 😊🐍 3y
Princess-Kingofkings Yikes 🥺😲 3y
audraelizabeth @Princess-Kingofkings i agree, it appears to be a rattlesnake. I could confirm poisonous or not if i saw the eyes. 3y
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belacat There are not many rattlesnakes in Ohio. He is likely a common watersnake. Not venomous. I was happy to admire him from a distance. 3y
Bertha_Mason Sun-warmed boye 🐍❤ 3y
SW-T Nice photo 😊 3y
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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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They do say‘—he wiped his nose again—‘they do say that watching pigs cures melancholy. It never cured mine, though . . .‘

Piglets = Joy. I love fair season!

AshleyHoss820 PIGLETS!!! 😍😍😍 3y
Leftcoastzen 🥰 3y
brit91 My heart!!💖🐷🐷 3y
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Cleveland Public Library - Main | Cleveland, OH (Library)
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Happy 150th Birthday, Cleveland Public Library!

brit91 So beautiful!!😍📚😍📚 3y
Becker Wow that‘s nice. Cleveland residents are very lucky to have that. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 3y
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