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Shadows of Self | Brandon Sanderson
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#24in48 TBR pile including the audiobook of the book tagged!!!

I‘m so excited, I noticed a week ago I didn‘t have anything scheduled this weekend. All week I‘ve told people “no” because I need this #selfcare! Plus, I‘ve been stuck on #DoughnutEconomics and very much need to finish it! #HarleyMerlin #InTheHurricanesEye

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It feels impossible for Brandon Sanderson to write a bad fantasy novel. This is another wonderful read by him. The plot, characters, and world building are spot on. It is based 300 years after the original Mistborn trilogy and it is fantastic! ❤️

Haven‘t been able to read much because of my new job but so happy I had a drive to St. Louis to fit this one in!

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This was like a a nice, long, and much needed hug from a best friend. I was expecting more murder but it was a look into their lives. It was open and vulnerable and I love Karen and Georgia for their ability to wear their hearts on their sleeves. It was also hilarious, the “move away from me now, move away from me now” made me laugh so hard I had to put the book down for a bit. Highly recommend if you‘re a fan of the podcast! #SSDGM #Murderino

Jilly6183 I'm listening to this on audio on my road trip right now. It's really great. ❤️ 1mo
bridge12 @Jilly6183 I‘ll have to listen to it too! 1mo
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Codename Villanelle | Luke Jennings
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This is one of those rare instances where the show surpasses the book. This book was just pretty alright but it didn‘t give the characters the depth or humor that they have in the show. Quick read and I didn‘t hate it, was just wanting more! #KillingEve 🔪

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This was such an excellent read. I was hooked from the very beginning and am shocked any of those children survived into adulthood. Living with a narcissist with bipolar struck a real chord with me. Wonderful first novel can‘t wait to see what else she comes out with!

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Finished this quick read. It was a really enjoyable read. This book was a gem of a read that immersed you into Korede‘s life. Highly recommend because I could barely put it down

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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I really enjoyed reading You, Hidden Bodies... not so much. You was dark and twisted. Hidden Bodies felt like a ton of incomplete thoughts rolled into a book that was far too long, and rather boring. I didn‘t love the end and thought it could have ended better in so many different places. I don‘t recommend this one

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Too many library holds came in the same day! What a beautiful problem to have now trying to decide which one to start first!

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I LOVED this book! It introduces many characters I love in this series. I love the Dark Tower series but I forget how rough the first two books are. It‘s refreshing to get back into what I love about this series! #StephenKing #DarkTowerSeries

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I am so angry with myself that I had yet to read this book because I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! This was great and the humor was similar to The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy. If you haven‘t read this, I promise you won‘t be disappointed!

rretzler Just finished it and I totally agree with you. Can‘t wait for the Amazon Prime show! 3mo
bridge12 @rretzler SO looking forward to David Tennant as Crowley! 3mo
rretzler Absolutely! I keep watching the Amazon preview😝 3mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I‘m having a really lovely day and night! This book is wonderful and I‘ll probably finish it tonight.

Not pictured- salt lamp ambiance, with a perfect candle, and the cuddliest pup!

Happy Saturday y‘all! ❤️

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Best Friends | Martha Moody
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Sorry #Littens for interrupting your book feed! This handsome face turned 10 today and I had to share because he‘s my very best friend! #HappyBirthdatJethro

mreads ❤🐕😀 Happy Birthday 4mo
inthegreensandblues Beautiful boy. 💚🎂 4mo
bridge12 Thank you @mreads and @inthegreensandblues !!!!! ❤️ 4mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Another great read from Angie Thomas! This felt a bit more YA than The Hate U Give, but still a great, speedy read.

Jethro says hi! ❤️

mreads ❤🐕👋 4mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I loved The Hate U Give. Quick, insightful read into the life of a black teenager who experiences far too much death for her young life. Highly suggest, can‘t wait to see the movie! ❤️

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I‘ve been waiting a VERY long time for The Hate U Give and my On The Come Up hold was up at the same time! I have a bunch of Angie Thomas to read for #WomensHistoryMonth! ❤️

Happy #InternationalWomensDay you lovely #littens!

hjreviews I‘m starting on the come up today, so excited! 😊 4mo
bridge12 @hjreviews it was tough to decide which one to start first! Enjoy on the come up! 4mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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This book was entertaining in the sense that it made me want to crawl up into myself and hide forever. Quick read that kept me on my toes. Being in Joe‘s psyche was horrifying yet I couldn‘t quit reading. Now on to the Netflix show!

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Rounding out #BlackHistoryMonth with Americanah and this book was lovely. It shows the trials and tribulations of the life of a Nigerian couple who separately immigrate to America and London. I loved this story and I loved Ifemelu and Obinze. I‘m looking forward to reading more from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. ❤️

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Another snowed in Saturday, brought to you by Chimamanda, Ruth, and delicious coconut chai tea. I swear this winter is starting to feel like the winter from The Shining ❄️

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Donating platelets today means I get some reading time!

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I did not realize this was the first of a series until I finished it. Thank Tomi it is, because I have SO many questions and absolutely LOVED this book! The world and character building were magnificent. I cried and had the sweatiest palms at the end. Highly recommend.

Also, super happy I waited to read this now so I don‘t have to wait as long for the next book!
#blackathon #BlackHistoryMonth

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Another snow day so my lab is closed. This‘ll be my view for the rest of the day ❤️ I‘m blowing through this read! Looks like I‘ll get to more books than I thought for #BlackHistoryMonth #blackathon

mreads ❤🐕❤ 5mo
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth! Been holding off starting this one til now because I‘m only reading black authors during the month of February! Can‘t wait! I have 5,000 responsibilities so this may be my only book this month 🤷🏼‍♀️

Mommamanzi That‘s the next book on my tbr pile! 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This book is exactly as lovely as you‘d think. It‘s beautifully written and personal. Makes you want to curl up with a nice cup of tea and become best friends with the former First Lady.

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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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My #JustABookSwap Round 2 package is in the mail and on its way! Should be there by Thursday! Thank you @TheBookKeepers for putting on a great swap!

TheBookKeepers Yay you‘re welcome! Adorable wrapping! 6mo
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My #JustABookSwap came in for Round 2!! I‘m SO excited to read this and I loved the matching green wrapping paper! The theme was on point @sblbooks thank you so much!!! You nailed it ❤️❤️❤️

@TheBookKeepers thank you for putting this swap on! My book is wrapped and ready to ship out on Monday. I was going to wait to open this til I sent it, but self control can be overrated with books, right?

sblbooks @bridge12 Yay, this book made my top 18 of 18 last year. Enjoy! 6mo
TheBookKeepers Hahaha so overrated! Hence the “open when you get it” rule I do on my swaps! Lol!! Thanks for joining the swap! 6mo
AmyG This is a good book, though heartbreaking. (edited) 6mo
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bridge12 @sblbooks @AmyG I‘m super looking forward to diving in, just may have to have a light read to follow up! 6mo
bridge12 @TheBookKeepers it‘s a great rule! Already looking forward to Round 3! 😉 6mo
TheBookKeepers Yay! ❤️ 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Finished work early enough that I can sit back with my book and some tea. However, not early enough to go home before I work a Roe v Wade event this evening. This‘ll do.

Hope y‘all are enjoying a book filled Saturday!
#Obama #RoevWade #SoilScientist

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It‘s all foggy out and all I want to do is cozy up with a book this weekend during a snowstorm but I have to work all weekend 😩 This is the spooky picture I just took out my lab window!

RachelO So atmospheric! 6mo
Kaye Neat picture 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I‘m cuddling with this book during the winter storm so I apologize in advance for all the quotes I‘m posting! ❤️

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Having worked in grassroots organizing for the past few years this is becoming more and more abundantly clear #Obama

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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I overall enjoyed this book. It was funny, sweet, and incredibly well written. Specifically the author‘s descriptions of different locations, they were never stereotypical and I loved it. However, Less‘s crippling self doubt was grating and made my enjoyment of the book dwindle.

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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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Round 2 of #JustABookSwap is open!!!! I think I may be addicted to swaps😱 thank you @TheBookKeepers for hosting again, I loved the first round, couldn‘t pass up the second!

Sign up now y‘all! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiIZLER9hmh178Hz_5OV80X8OnEZkVINfu3a_f...

TheBookKeepers Woohoo!! Happy to see all the repeat littens 🥰 6mo
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I got my #Jolabokaflodswap!!!!! @AmyG I LOVE it, I‘m so excited to read this book! The chocolates are like you read my mind and I think I‘m going to frame the cute fox card and put it on my wall! Again, thank you so much for sending this I‘m looking forward to this evening. Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for putting on the swap and making sure I‘ve got a gift! ❤️ Litsy is the best community!

bridge12 I forgot to mention I wanted to read this book SO much I sent it to @Kshakal for this very same swap! 6mo
WanderingBookaneer I loved that book AND I adore Almond Joy. 6mo
AmyG I am so happy you like everything! This book is on my tbr...so I had to get it for you. Enjoy!!! 😘 (edited) 6mo
MaleficentBookDragon That is great! Thank you @AmyG for coming through as a Christmas angel! 6mo
AmyG @MaleficentBookDragon I was so happy to do this. 💕 6mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Cuddling in for the night with this book. I‘ve got a book club this week so I need to finish a large chunk of it tonight 🤞🏻

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Finally received this hold at the library. It was a very enjoyable, quick read. I saw that @Booksnchill reads an Anne Perry novella each year around the holidays and I may have to steal this brilliant idea! This was my first and I loved it! #litsyreads

Booksnchill Glad you enjoyed it- happy holidays!📚🥳👍 7mo
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I have not received my #Jolabokaflodswap yet so I figured I‘d improvise since I‘d still like to celebrate!

Butterflyamore That‘s sad that you didn‘t receive your package yet! 7mo
MidnightBookGirl I didn't get mine either, so I totally bought myself some chocolate too! 7mo
bridge12 @Butterflyamore it‘s a bummer but I certainly made due by eating about 15 of these cookies throughout the day 😏 7mo
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bridge12 @MidnightBookGirl oh nooo!!! Great minds think alike! Happy make shift Jolabokaflod!! 7mo
MidnightBookGirl @bridge12 it was waiting in my mailbox when I got home... but any excuse for more chocolate! 7mo
bridge12 @MidnightBookGirl YEAHHH!!! I‘m happy you got yours!! 7mo
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I kept thinking no character would top Roland but I am falling in love with Susannah Dean more and more 🥰

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Comfort and Joy | Kristin Hannah
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Finished this guy yesterday. This was a precious, warm Christmas story. Much like Hallmark Christmas movies I enjoyed this cuddly book!

Reecaspieces I enjoyed it as well!! I loved the uniqueness! 7mo
Bklover I‘m surprised this one hasn‘t been made into a Hallmark movie! 7mo
bridge12 @Reecaspieces I know!! I loved that her coma “dream” was a bit different from reality! 7mo
bridge12 @Bklover I would totally watch this movie hundreds of times! 7mo
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Comfort and Joy | Kristin Hannah
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Finally got my hold in from the library! I‘m going to have to catch up!!! #buddyread

jb72 It‘s a quick and easy read. 7mo
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I sent my #JolabokaflodSwap today! Noticed while gift wrapping it yesterday I had my Santa monkey socks on! ⛄️ I hope my person loves it as much as I enjoyed putting it together! Expected delivery date is Friday 12/14! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for putting this together! 🥰

Kshakal It came today!! I can‘t wait to open it!! 7mo
bridge12 @Kshakal I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved stalking your Litsy! 😉❤️ 7mo
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Anybody else get exceptionally anxious about lending out their books??? 🙋🏼‍♀️ About to bring this to a friend and realizing I probably need to chill out. Specifically since I‘ve been begging her to read it so we can talk about it! #FriendsThatReadTogether

TheLibrarian I get anxious too! 7mo
echalpan 🙋🏻‍♀️ same 7mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Headed to a meeting with a friend about her running for State Representative in 2020. Getting some inspiration from these peeps before I head out! 🇺🇸 #MOleg #Obama #Washington

Christine Exciting!! 7mo
Samplergal Yay for your friend! 7mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama

Hi my #JolabokaflodSwap person! If you got me, my father accidentally let it slip that he bought me Becoming for Christmas. I‘m pretty positive I wrote that I wanted this book, if not just ignore this! Looking forward to this swap! Thank you again @MaleficentBookDragon for putting this on! ❤️⛄️📚

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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio version of this book, which I typically do with autobiographies. I give this book about 3 stars, I was not blown away by it but I did enjoy the concept of saying yes to everything and her discussing Christina Yang.

I read this for the “Endorsed by Karen” square of the #ssdgmchallenge. This may be the last one I get in before the end of the year. I will probably finish the rest in 2019 unless there‘s a new challenge! ❤️

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Survived #BlizzardBruce but couldn‘t get to work today since the entire campus was shut down. So I‘m dreaming of warmer days while reading this delight and sipping on hot cider! 💕❄️

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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This was a pretty charming book. By all means, I wouldn‘t highly suggest this book to read.... but if you‘re looking for an incredibly light-hearted read, this may be the book for you! ⚾️

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I just realized this totally marks off the box “Author named Steven (Stephen)” of the #ssdgmchallenge!!

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Welp I caught that bug everyone else has! 😞🤧 So, I‘ve been able to catch up on some reading! Although this week is Thanksgiving and my best friend‘s baby is suppose to be here tomorrow! I need to get healthy fast! 😱

I haven‘t read this series in years and I forgot how much I enjoyed the second book! Excited to get onto the third!

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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After finishing (and winning!!!) the campaigns I was working on I‘m finally able to catch up on some reading!

This book was an absolute joy to read in a way that didn‘t make me hate the world, which I was initially worried it would. I highly suggest reading this one!

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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I could have sworn I already read an Agatha Christie book for the #ssdgmchallenge but my trusty board says otherwise🤷🏼‍♀️

Hallowe‘en Party was pretty good, I‘m not typically disappointed when reading Christie but this was one of my least favorite Poirot stories.

bridge12 Also, Bingo? 🤣 9mo
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Congrats on the milestone @TheLibrarian ❤️ This was definitely my favorite read of the year so far, I can‘t quit thinking about it 😱 #70kgiveaway

TheLibrarian Thank you for entering! This was such a wonderful book. One of my top reads from last year. 9mo
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