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Yummers! | James Marshall
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@ErinSueMreads they're here!!!! Thank you for the lovely card, all three of these recipes look incredible! I'll pick one to try this weekend 😁

PS, I'm loving your idea of a witchy recipe swap! There's so much to play with there, herbal blends or spooky snacks for non-practicing folks who'd want to join in! Maybe this is something we can squeeze in between the various Wheel of the Year swaps?? #recipeswap #witchesoflitsy @BennettBookworm

ErinSueMreads I would be totally down to help! 2w
ErinSueMreads And I'm so glad you liked it! I almost included a couple witchy recipes. I have a really good coconut oil salt scrub. Ill send it along if you want it! 2w
BethM That sounds fun! 2w
MoonWitch94 Ohhhh that sounds fun! 2w
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The Lost Spells | Robert Macfarlane
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I am OVER THE MOON (no pun intended) with my #recipeswap surprise from @ErinSueMreads 😊 Beautiful book selection, it's just what I needed. Plus, I have not one, but THREE new Tarot cloths that I can use in my practice! This was such a generous addition to the swap 💜

I'll let you know when my card gets here! My local post office has been pretty short-staffed, so it may be a bit...I can't wait to see what recipes you picked! @BennettBookworm

BennettBookworm Omg I have The Lost Words and it‘s so stunning- I have to check this out! 2w
ShyBookOwl Gorgeous cover! 2w
ErinSueMreads I'm so grumpy it didn't make it in time! 2w
ErinSueMreads But I'm thrilled you love it! 😍😍😍 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag What a gorgeous cover! 🦉 2w
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Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy! | MS April Thomas
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@Wonderwoman89 wanted to make sure you got your #recipeswap package! The tracking said it was delivered yesterday so just checking to see that it got there safely 😊

Wonderwoman89 I just got it this afternoon. Thank you so much. I am excited to see what it is. 3w
erank58 @Wonderwoman89 excellent, hope you enjoy! 3w
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A River Enchanted | Rebecca Ross
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Apparently Book 2 is slated for a December release! Love these characters, love this world.... especially after a bunch of "meh" reads lately. Can't wait to see how this duology unfolds ?

sprainedbrain I can‘t wait for the next book! What an ending… 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover 🖤 3w
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Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy! | MS April Thomas
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My #recipeswap package will be in the mail tomorrow! @BennettBookworm I'll send you the tracking info when I have it 😁

I know for other Litsy swaps I've participated in lately, we haven't been writing down specifics re: what's in the package to prevent porch thefts from snooping. I put our opening date on my package instead, I hope that's ok!

BennettBookworm Amazing! 4w
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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I already have the Nina LaCour pre-ordered but was happy to see it as a pick ☺️

I feel like this month was super Fantasy-heavy, but overall this was def one of the better set of selections for 2022 👌 though I'm really surprised the new Emily Henry and Casey McQuiston books weren't at least included as add-ons given BOTM's history 🤔 #botm

JamieArc These were my two picks as well. 1mo
erank58 @JamieArc I'm excited for them! Hoping my nix ships soon 🤞 1mo
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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A solid pick, but in my opinion this didn't even come close to the masterpiece that I found in Migrations.

I felt this was written for a more mainstream audience? I was hoping it would replicate the "meandering" feel of its predecessor but instead seemed much more plot-driven. But even with some elements I didn't love (make sure to research the TWs in this) I still enjoyed it overall and am already looking forward to her next book ? #botm

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Us artsy/crafty people get into slumps just like readers do ? but I can always count on a good Sunday-night #audiocrafting session to get me out of a "blah" mood! @Catsandbooks #LitsyCrafters

Kdgordon88 Very pretty! 2mo
KathyWheeler I love that wreath! I am not a crafty person, but sometimes I wish I were. 2mo
Catsandbooks Creative slumps are the worst! Love that spring wreath! 🌸 2mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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FINALLY!!! Some good news for Ninth House fans! 😊

Clare-Dragonfly Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 2mo
erank58 @Clare-Dragonfly I know right?? So many people have been waiting for this! 2mo
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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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Not my favorite month, but my Aunt is a huge Trigiani fan so I was happy to "share the wealth" and snag this up for her ? Kaikeyi has gotten great reviews but retellings are a hit-or-miss for me, so I think I'll hold off for now.

Seems like alot of people weren't too thrilled with the selections, but I know Spring can be a slower publishing season when it comes to new releases! #botm

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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Mehso-so

Was actually a little disappointed in this one. This was almost like The Secret History meets National Treasure, and it had sooo much potential. I really didn't care for the author's writing style (SO, many, commas, 😅). More spoiler-ish thoughts in comments.... #botm

erank58 Really wish the author would have left the "magic" elements to a mininum, or at least hint that something "magical" was going to happen way earlier in the story. This whole book felt so disjointed, like it didn't know what it wanted to be ?‍♀️ also, I had a really hard time being convinced that all the random characters former would have such loyalty to Nell...they barely knew her, especially after her estrangement...right? 2mo
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There is so much springtime goodness in my #springequinoxswap package from @MittenGirlPeach 😊 between the three books and all the lovely goodies(and the tea you picked happens to be my favorite...😍), I'm thrilled to start off the new season with so much love and light! This made my day!

Thanks @sprainedbrain and @Chrissyreadit for hosting yet another successful witchy swap! Blessed Ostra to all 💜🐰⚘️

sprainedbrain Lovely! 💕 2mo
Chrissyreadit 💚😍💛😍💚 2mo
MittenGirlPeach I‘m so glad you liked what I chose, and I have to say that your green witch garden was hugely inspiring to me. I‘m planning one for this season! I have both the seeds I included in your package, and I hope to start them this week. Blooms await! I hope the bag fits the tarot cards; I didn‘t want to open them. If not, bags are useful! From one moonchild to another, have a blessed Ostara. 🧡 (edited) 2mo
erank58 @MittenGirlPeach so happy to read this! Good luck on the garden, I hope you find joy in your new journey 💚 2mo
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Day 4 of #TarotTakeover ?

With The Hierophant, there are often associations with tradition, religion, and dogma. For some, this could signify spiritual familiarity and comfort--but for others, it can be traumatizing. The tagged book asks so many questions regarding women within traditional narratives, and whether "tradition" and "dogma" directly relates to erasure of marginalized voices in history. This one's a favorite!

@ErinSueMreads

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Don't Cry for Me | Daniel Black
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Day 3 of #TarotTakeover and still going strong!

Five of Wands deals with conflict, both with others and with oneself. This makes me think of the tagged (a recent quick read) in which the narrator recalls his struggle to accept his son, which resulted in their fragmented relationship. Check it out! @ErinSueMreads

ErinSueMreads You are doing great! I've really enjoyed your book choices. Power through to the end! 2mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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#TarotTakeover Day 2! My take on Two of Cups reversed is one that involves obsession, unhealthy relationships (romantic or platonic), and warped emotions that distort our reality.

IMO, the tagged book shows this dynamic perfectly. We slowly see the demise of each character as their "relationships" with each other, their professor, and their collective interests take total control. It's a chunk of a book, but so worth it!

@ErinSueMreads ?

ErinSueMreads This sounds like it's real close to dark academia??? It's popped up on my radar so many times but I've never looked into it. No real reason. Sounds like the perfect take on our card for the day! 2mo
erank58 @ErinSueMreads yes!! If you like Dark Academia this one's a must-read 😊 it's long, dense, and not for everyone, but if you're a fan of the genre you should def at least give it a try! 2mo
sprainedbrain Love that book! 2mo
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ErinSueMreads I am! Thanks!! 2mo
erank58 @sprainedbrain an oldie but goodie! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @ErinSueMreads This is THE dark academia book! It‘s so good. 2mo
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My #springequinoxswap package made it here safe and sound! Can't wait for opening day 🙌 thanks so much @MittenGirlPeach 😊 @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 🙌❤️🎉🙌❤️ 2mo
MittenGirlPeach Whew. So glad it‘s there safely! 2mo
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness
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#TarotTakeover Day 1! @ErinSueMreads

There are so many layers to peel back with Nine of Swords. Fear, anxiety, grief, and anguish that start in our dreams and unconscious reality, and then "stalk" us into our day-to-day state of being.

Conor has the daily challenge of dealing with the monster that haunts him at night. Like him, we can either keep running away, or confront it--and maybe, find something to learn from it along the way ?

ErinSueMreads I love your elaboration on nine of swords! One of my favorite parts of these photo challenges is hearing everyone else's take on the cards. It's fascinating 2mo
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#springequinoxswap going in the mail tomorrow! It doesn't have far to go, so I'm hoping my match gets their box fairly quickly 🤗 @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

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A beautiful early March day has me eager to get back into gardening season...hoping this year's rose blooms will be just as pretty as last year's (as seen above) ❤️

And on that note, I have one more errand to make before I can pack up my #springequinoxswap package to send to my match!! 😊 @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 3mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Just one this month, and it looks fun 🤗 I'm doing so well on cracking my current TBR, I don't want to get too bogged down. I already have the Foley and St James lined up in my audiobook list for March #botm

GondorGirl This was my solo pick this month too! 3mo
erank58 @GondorGirl nice! Seems like it has some great reviews so far! 3mo
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Currently thanking God/the universe (and VE Schwab, of course) for diverse and authentic rep of the bi+ experience in today's books 📚 #botm

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Don't Cry for Me | Daniel Black
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Apparently A River Enchanted is going to be a series, so I may try it from the library before I commit. Excited for my picks this month! What did everyone else get? #botm

Victoriahoperose I got Don‘t Cry for Me, also!! (And The Golden Couple and A Flicker in the Dark). 4mo
erank58 @Victoriahoperose I loved A Flicker In The Dark!! I thought it was one of the better-written thrillers from the last few years. Enjoy! 😊 4mo
Victoriahoperose @erank58 I‘m so glad I got it this time!! I can‘t wait to get to it!! 4mo
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New Stephen King just announced, and I could NOT be more excited after reading the description (and just look at that cover 😀😍). Didn't get a pub date as of yet. Ugh, now I'll have to catch up on my SK backlog! #constantreader

TrishB 6 September in UK 4mo
Hestapleton Sep 6! 4mo
BookwormM Ohh I need 4mo
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Saturday night #audiocrafting success! Added two new 14-inchers to my stash, hoping they find their hopes at some point this year! Though it's always bittersweet going from season to season... I think it's time to put my holly and pinecones away 😁

Not sure how I feel about this one yet...it's a slow burn, but at 60% in I still feel that nothing's really happening 🤷 hopefully it keeps me guessing! #litsycrafters @Catsandbooks

sprainedbrain Those are gorgeous! 4mo
erank58 @sprainedbrain thank you!! 💙 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading Very pretty!! 4mo
Catsandbooks Beautiful work! 4mo
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For 2022, I've set a goal to read at least one non-fiction book per quarter. I'm not a huge non-fic reader, but have always sucker for anthropology books!

Even though I'm enjoying this, I can already tell it's going to be very naval-gaze-ish 😑 Does anyone have any good anthropology books by non-white authors, or such books written by a member of that specific culture? (For example, a book about Machu Piccu written by a Peruvian author, etc)

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Machado's writing is art. Every single story had something to offer, and something to relate to. The author hits the whole spectrum of consequential female existence, specifically through the lense of queer women.

It's a rather short collection, but I took my time to savor and ponder every word. I've added In the Dream House to my TBR, and I really hope we get another collection soon.

Yet another 5⭐️ read for 2022 💜

IuliaC Great review! I enjoyed this one too 👍 5mo
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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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The Sunday Scaries are so much worse after a nice week-long vacation from work 🙃 but at least I ended my time off with a good read! This took me completely by surprise. I loved the writing and though I guessed the ending, there were plenty of other twists along the way. Can't wait for this author's next one... Solid #botm thriller!

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You'll Be the Death of Me | Karen M McManus
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Mehso-so

This was actually more of a pan for me, but giving it a bump because I normally love this author's stuff. The mystery and story was interesting, but honestly I hated all the characters except for one. Everyone felt so "juvenile", and I found myself literally rolling my eyes as we learned more about everyone's individual motivations. Not McManus best!

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With her first adult novel, I can now happily say that Shea Ernshaw has officially become a favorite author of mine. This started out a bit slow, and then left me breathless when it all came together.

Writing style and atmosphere aside, this is probably one of the best cult novels I've ever read, too. Lots of Midsommer vibes, but with a dark beauty that shines with hope. I'm so happy to end the year with a new favorite 💙

tokorowilliamwallace O.o Midsommar vibes. I didn't anticipate that. Interesting. 4mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Not sure about this month's picks yet ? I'm not a "romance" reader, but pretty cool that there's some nonbinary rep!

Thinking about skipping and seeing reviews for Black Cake, Fiona and Jane, and The Magnolia Place. I think January will be a "backlog" month for me instead! #botm

BookwormAHN I'm skipping. I'm on hold for Reckless Girls at the library so I don't need to buy it too. 5mo
erank58 @BookwormAHN I'm thinking I may do the same thing 👍I think I'm going to do Reckless Gorls in audio 5mo
ErikasMindfulShelf Black Cake was great! 5mo
erank58 @ErikasMindfulShelf good to know! I'm going to stack it for the meantime 😊 5mo
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OK. I knew this was going to be sad and was spot on with the ultimate ending--I like emotional romances and normally love these types of stories. This started out so strong... But Dear God, the in-berween??? Between the coincidences, missed understandings, and insta love with no development, this is officially on my "Worst of the Year" list!

On a side note--Merry Christmas to those who observe!!

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Love my #jolabokaflodswap selection!!! This was one that was recommended to me by a Litsy user after I DNF'ed Gods of Jade and Shadow...I'm super excited to dig in! Thank you @Hazel2019 😊 ps--the chocolate is already gone! Thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting!

Hazel2019 Yay! Glad you like it! 😊 5mo
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Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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My husband let me know that my #jolabokaflodswap package arrived today! He didn't mention who it was from, I'll look on the box for the username when I get home tomorrow. But wanted to report that it was safe and sound 😊 @MaleficentBookDragon

erank58 Thank you @Hazel2019 😊 5mo
Hazel2019 Yay! Glad it got to you in time! 😊 5mo
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Out the door for a Friday delivery! #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

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Mehso-so

Fabulous audiobook narration, likeable protagonists, and an eerily realistic portrayal of how subtle emotional abuse in relationships can play out (with some heavy TWs; btw). Overall I enjoyed listening to this.

BUT, there is a but--and it's a big one for me (see comments that I've marked as spoiler, though maybe it isn't really spoiler-ish). Enough that I can't give this a pick, just a so-so.

erank58 Authors--can we PLEASE drop the "chaotic, sex-crazed and somewhat devious bisexual woman" trope? And then making a point to physically label this person "bisexual", as if that "explains" her toxic motivations? It's really getting old ? probably one of the worst things for me when it comes to my reading! 6mo
ravenlee Ugh, the “bisexual must mean ravenous for sex of any type and indiscriminate in lovers” thing. I‘d hoped that was a thing of the past, but apparently it‘s still around. I remember people in college 20 years ago claiming bisexuals are just greedy. I‘m not even bi and always seemed to be the only one who found that offensive. 6mo
erank58 @ravenlee I think it's definitely gotten better. Over the past few years alone I've been seeing more and more positive and affirming bi/pan rep in books, particulalry in YAs! Much more than when I was growing up and could have benefitted from seeing that rep, at least. But adult lit seems to still be way behind, and I don't really get why. Obviously we still have a long way to go! 6mo
ravenlee Agreed, there‘s a lot of good rep in YA. And there are some good adult romances I‘ve seen with (usually supporting but sometimes main) characters who are bisexual. But then I‘ve read some recent releases, like last two years, that still have the “his horrible ex who‘s bisexual and a big slut” as a gimmick. It‘s definitely time to move on. 6mo
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Winter Solstice Winter | E. J. Squires
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My #wintersolsticeswap package was just delivered!! Thank you, @KatieDid927 😊 can't wait til opening day!!

KatieDid927 Yay! Glad it arrived safely! I‘m gonna tag @sprainedbrain and @Chrissyreadit so they know you got it. 6mo
erank58 @KatieDid927 whoops...totally forgot in my excitement 🤣 6mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🙌❄️🙌🎉 6mo
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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1. After almost three weeks down a cell phone...finally back into Litsy action ? 2. After a long year of huge reading disappointments...this was such a breath of fresh air ?

This has solidified McQuiston as a must-buy for me. I loved how a whole spectrum of queerness was touched on throughout this beautifully diverse cast of characters. The "fantastical" element was just enough to make this sparkle without being gimmicky. Love, love, love ❤️

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Alright, guys...my #wintersolsticeswap package is out the door for Sat delivery!

Sadly, I don't have a photo to share. My wallet with my phone and ID got misplaced with someone else's stuff at a work conference last week...it's hard to upload photos with no phone! PS, for anyone in the US wondering what it's like to navigate both the Atlanta and Philly airports with neither of these items...no, it's not fun!!

erank58 @sprainedbrain @chrissyreadit I emailed tracking info to Jenni 🙂 6mo
Chrissyreadit I hope your able to get your wallet!!!! 6mo
Julsmarshall Oh dear! Sorry about your phone and wallet! 6mo
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Chrissyreadit Were you able to get your phone and wallet back? 6mo
erank58 @Chrissyreadit sadly no 😮‍💨 but given the timing I was able to take full advantage of Black Friday for a new one! My other one was pretty old anyway. And I only had my ID and a corporate card in that wallet, so it was easy enough to deal with! Could have been so much worse 👍 6mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad it worked out! 6mo
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Witchery | Juliet Diaz
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It's finally opening day!! Thank you @Marmie7 for my #basicwitchswap package! The wrapping was so cute, I tried to save the ribbon (of course we all know that's always a lost cause 😂) Hope you like everything in your box, too!!!

Thank you @sprainedbrain and @mklong for hosting--this was the first swap I've ever participated in, and i had a blast! Can't wait for the next one 🧙‍♀️

sprainedbrain Yay! Honored to have been your first swap and I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! Happy Halloween! 🖤 7mo
mklong Oh I‘m so glad you had fun! 7mo
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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Happy Halloween, and Blessed Samhain to all my fellow Witchy Littens!

sprainedbrain Blessed Samhain! 🖤 7mo
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A Little Hope: A Novel | Ethan Joella
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#BOTM was kinda blah this month ☹ it doesn't help that I'm in such a reading funk right now, and usually spooky season is my favorite for reading. I wasn't even excited to check the picks today, ugh do I hate slumps!!!

mdm139 I skipped too 7mo
ItsAnotherJen I relate. It's been harder for me to get into books lately. I've been taking a lot longer getting through the books I'm reading too. Definitely feeling like I'm in a reading slump as well 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I also skipped 😩 7mo
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EKonrad I skipped too! 😢 7mo
staci.reads Same 😔 7mo
erank58 @mdm139 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EKonrad @staci.reads seems like there were a lot of skips this month!!! 7mo
erank58 @ItsAnotherJen I feel the same way! I need a good one to keep my interest. I have a few lined up for my TBR that I'm going to try next week! Good luck 😊 7mo
mrsthilkey I skipped for the 3rd month in a row. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
erank58 @mrsthilkey oh yuck! I did not have a good BOTM year--hopefully they step up their game for 2022! 7mo
rather_be_reading i almost skipped 7mo
erank58 @rather_be_reading what did you ene up getting?? 7mo
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Check in: Being Present | Virginia Loh-Hagan
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Between finishing my 2 books, 1 audiobook, and a few spooky shows/movies, I've got 40 points for #teamhendrix this past week! This is a lot for me, and I'm hoping I can keep it going strong! #scarathlon2021 @StayCurious

StayCurious Great job! 7mo
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Got my package today @Marmie7 🤗 I can't wait to open it up!!! The suspense is gonna kill me..... so excited for the end of the month! @sprainedbrain #basicwitchswap

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Mehso-so

This had so much potential...here is one of the few instances where the book needed to be longer. If it had more details and character development, this light read could have been a great slow-burn small-town mystery. The story was interesting, but it could have been much more captivating. Not the best #botm pick for me personally, but I'd recommend this author for those who don't like dark thrillers but want something "edgier" than a cozy!

erank58 As a (spoiler-ish) side note--I really wish the events leading up to June leaving Willa with her parents were addressed with more details. This could have been a great exploration into the tragedy of postpartum depression and how it affects some women deeply, which is a topic I don't see in literature that often 👍 8mo
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Midnight Mass | F. Paul Wilson
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I may be a bit behind in my reading....but we just finished our 3-day binge of Midnight Mass, and I just remembered this counts towards #scarathlon2021 😊 this will be 35 points for #teamhendrix counting all 7 episodes...yay! @StayCurious

she.epeolatry I need to get on it! 8mo
erank58 @she.epeolatry yes! We loved it--and just in time for Halloween! 8mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Thank God for some GREAT picks this month. I was getting worried about the possibility that #botm was deliberately making the highly-anticipated reads add-ons instesd of main picks to generate more $$...though with The Ex Hex and Harlem Shuffle, I'm so glad I was proved wrong. So excited for this month's box!!!

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The Book of Accidents | Chuck Wendig
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May not be the most impressive TBR in terms of quantity, but my goal is to get in at least 1 a week during #scarathlon2021 😊 #teamhendrix

I also may take a trip to the library to see what other creepy reads I can add. I'm a mood reader, so we'll see how closely I stick to to this plan! @StayCurious

StayCurious Looks like a great stack to me! Remember it's all about enjoying your spooky reads! +50 early bird points. 8mo
KristiAhlers I just finished The Book of Accidents. I thought it was a decent creepy read! 8mo
erank58 @Katbooklover great! It's def a highly-anticipated one for me this year! 8mo
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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3.5⭐

I enjoyed this, though maybe not as much as I anticipated. I was hoping there would be more magical elements to the story, but regardless the plot/mystery was intriguing. Overall this was really impressive for a debut, and I would read more books by this author! #botm

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And with that, my first ever Litsy Swap package is in the mail! Hope my match loves their box as much as I loved prepping it 🤗 Mailed this super early because I'm getting married Saturday, and wanted to make sure this didn't fall off my radar!

This was fun, can't wait to participate in other swaps! #basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain @mklong

mklong Awesome! And congratulations!!! 8mo
Smrloomis Hope Saturday is memorable and smooth! 🥳 8mo
MoonWitch94 Congratulations 🎉🍾🎈🎊 8mo
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Ugh, what a letdown...this is the first time in a while I had no interest in any of the #botm picks. With all the huge releases coming out this month (the new Colson Whitehead, Anthony Doerr, and Liane Moriarty) I was really surprised that I didn't recognize any of these titles. I'll wait for some reviews and see what others think of these...

Reviewsbylola Their selections this year have been so disappointing imo. I‘m picking the memoir but the other four selections don‘t interest me in the slightest. 9mo
Kimberlone Same! From other peoples picks I can see there were some good add-ones but none of the main picks were worth it for me. 9mo
erank58 @Reviewsbylola agreed--there have been a few gems and a few surprises this year, but overal 2021 has not been the best for BOTM ☹ 9mo
erank58 @Kimberlone this has been a trend all year for me, that the add-ons catch my attention but the main picks are just meh! I'll use this month to my advantage and try to catch up on my backlog 👍 9mo
Kimberlone @erank58 that‘s what I‘m thinking! 9mo
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