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erista

Joined November 2016

"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." Louisa May Alcott
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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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The perfect #caturday afternoon. Starting a Christie mystery while the boys rest.

tpixie Pretty kitties! #Cats Of Litsy 2mo
Jaimelire Good book. Enjoy. 2mo
Susannah Awww, sweet floofs! 2mo
Librarybelle Love this photo! 2mo
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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Storytime for Jasper and Frankie 😁. I‘ve had this on my TBR shelf for a while. Excited to start it today.

glitterkitty459 So cute! 😻 2mo
mcipher They look so ready to listen to the story. Adorable!! 🥰 2mo
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You and Me, Always | Jill Mansell
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Getting a couple more hours of reading in before spring break is officially over for me. I‘m at 75% of my current read. Hoping I can finish. #teachersoflitsy

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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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Evening reading with Frankie. Started tagged book last night.

Librarybelle A good picture of Frankie! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Such a sweet face! 2mo
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Books read in January. In progress: The Grapes of Wrath/The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Mindyrecycles Columbine was so well done. 4mo
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I‘ve read some pretty great Christie books lately, but this one disappointed me when I read it during the #24in48 readathon. It has all the makings of a great mystery: a poisoned dart, set on an airplane, the murder of a money lender who blackmails clients, all right under Poirot‘s nose. Despite all that, I didn‘t care enough to be interested in who did it. Also, there‘s casual racism in all Christie‘s novels, but this one was especially gross.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Just finished Columbine and am now calling it a night for #24in48 . I finished 2 books, 1 audiobook and started a couple others books. I didn‘t make 24 hours, but I‘m pretty happy with my time.

Reviewsbylola What a good book but it will leave you with a book hangover! 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl 👍👊 4mo
erista @Reviewsbylola It does give you a lot to think about! 4mo
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Reecaspieces 👏👏👏 4mo
parttimedomestic Great bookmark! 4mo
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Kalalalatja Well done! Columbine is great 4mo
Librarybelle Yay! Well done! 4mo
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Edenbrooke | Julianne Donaldson
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Starting day 2 of #24in48 with 9 hours completed. I‘m hoping for less distractions today.

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All cozied up with both kitties and ready to start #24in48 with Agatha.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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These are my picks for #24in48 this weekend. The bottom two books are already in progress. I doubt I will make the 24 hours, but I will have fun trying.

merelybookish That's my thinking too! 4mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Starting my extra day off with this book and my boys.

CoffeeNBooks Great book! John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors! 4mo
Zelma Super cute! 4mo
erista @CoffeeNBooks He‘s quickly becoming a favorite of mine. 4mo
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erista @Zelma 😊 Thanks! 4mo
Dragon 😻 4mo
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 4mo
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Sunday afternoon reads. I‘m a little more than halfway through Columbine, and although it‘s a difficult subject to read about, I‘m finding it interesting and informative. It‘s very well written and well researched. Taking a short break from it to start Sad Cypress now.

erista @NatalieR Thank you, I will definitely read that too. 4mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Sunday night reading with Frankie for company.

Reviewsbylola Omg that sweet frickin ball of angel fur!! 😍😍 4mo
AlaMich What an adorable ball of floof!! 😻 4mo
alisonrose OMG furball 💗💗💗 4mo
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Librarybelle Frankie looks so content! 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 4mo
Kshakal Omg!! I just want to cuddle up with Frankie!! 4mo
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These are my first book purchases of the year. I‘m wanting to read more nonfiction this year. Started the tagged book last night. #bookmail

Lovesbooks87 Columbine was such a powerful and eye opening book. After I read it I read A Mother's Awakening by Sue Klebold. It was by one of the killers mom and I felt it answered some questions that I had about the shooting. I highly recommend it! 5mo
erista @Lovesbooks87 I‘ve been wanting to read Columbine for a long time, but haven‘t had the nerve yet. Now that I own a copy, I hope to read it very soon. I remember hearing about Sue Klebold‘s book. Thanks for the reminder! I‘ll add it to my TBR list. 5mo
Lovesbooks87 @erista it is definitely a tough read. I remember Columbine happening and how I was so afraid that it would happen at my school. The author who wrote the book is coming out with one about Parkland next month. 5mo
erista @Lovesbooks87 I remember it happening too. I was in high school at the time. It will be interesting to learn more true facts about what really happened as opposed to what played out in the media. 5mo
Bklover Columbine is an incredible book!! 5mo
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Unfortunately, it‘s back to work for me tomorrow, so I spent my last day off finishing up this. It reads like a rom com and is completely wonderful.

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This was such a sweet and beautiful story. Loved it.

Tanner Ooooh, I just bought this one with my Christmas bookstore gift card haul! 5mo
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What I Read | Potter Style
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It would be WAY too hard for me to choose a best of list this year considering all the books I‘ve discovered and loved in 2018. I liked nearly all the books I read this year, rating all but six 3 stars or above. I will give a shout out to Lonesome Dove, though, for becoming a new all-time favorite.

Mindyrecycles Lonesome Dove! ❤️ 5mo
Rosaveiga How did you get this page on your goodreads app? I have been looking but can‘t seem to figure it out 5mo
erista @Rosaveiga I had to use the website. You click on Stats in the profile section and My Year in Books. This is a combination of 2 different pages. (edited) 5mo
Rosaveiga Thank you erista. That is what I assumed. Have a great night 5mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4mo
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For the last few years I have been using journals to track my reading and review books. Each year I buy a different one and since my current journal only has 2 more pages, it was time for another. This came in the mail today and I love it. It has a gorgeous soft cover, a table of contents, 100 pages for reviews, a checklist of 100 top fiction books, and a loan record. My only criticism is I wish it had spirals and more than one page for notes.

megnews Thanks for sharing! Just ordered mine! 5mo
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How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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It‘s a rainy day in my part of Texas, giving me the perfect excuse to stay in and read all day.

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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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My bookish Christmas haul. I got ALL 7 Harry Potter shirts from @outofprint , but some have been worn already and are not pictured.

Lmstraubie FANTASTIC! 5mo
mrozzz Wow!! 😄🎄📚 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a haul 👍 5mo
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Felso @erista your sister is SO awesome!! 5mo
erista @Felso So is yours!! 5mo
DivineDiana So nice! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 5mo
staci.reads Oh wow! Love those shirts! 😍😍 5mo
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How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Cuddling with Jasper today while trying in get in one last holiday read of the season. Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a pleasant day. 🎄❤️

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 5mo
AnneCecilie Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
DarcysMom Merry Christmas to you! 5mo
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BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
Librarybelle Merry Christmas! 5mo
Kaye Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
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Up next, starting this for #jolabokaflod

LauraJ Me too! 5mo
erista @LauraJ 😊 5mo
robinb Awww ❤️ 5mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Christmas Eve festivities are complete and now I‘m in my new pajama pants and house shoes. Will be cuddled up on the couch with my cats and books for the rest of the night. This book is soooo hard to put down. I‘m loving it, but it‘s creeping me out a bit.

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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Librarybelle , I received this today. Thank you, I love the keychain!

Librarybelle Yay! I saw the keychain on Etsy and thought it was perfect! Plus, a little librarian fun...I couldn‘t resist. ❤️🙂 5mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Starting this for Caturday morning reading.

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The Christmas Sisters | Sarah Morgan
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Current listen

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Really enjoyed this book on audio read by Stephen Fry. It was the perfect listen for finishing up some holiday chores.

Mandigolightly I just ordered this to read to my son! 5mo
erista It was really cute! @Mandigolightly (edited) 5mo
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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I loved Mattie‘s courage and spunk. I‘m not a big fan of westerns, but after reading Lonesome Dove earlier this year, I felt compelled to give this one a try. So glad I did, loved it!

Prairiegirl_reading Someday I‘ll tackle the doorstop that is Lonesome Dove. 😄 5mo
erista @Prairiegirl_reading It took me months to read it, but it‘s worth the effort 😃 5mo
Wife One of my favorites!🌹 5mo
k.reads I loved this book! 5mo
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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Cozy Sunday morning reading with my buddies.

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At the Christmas Wedding | Caroline Linden, Maya Rodale, Katharine Ashe
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These 3 short historical romance stories were just what I needed. I haven‘t read anything by any of these authors previously, but I especially liked the stories by Linden and Ashe. I might have to check out more of their work.

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True Grit: A Novel | Charles Portis
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Started this tonight. Not my normal read, but I‘m liking it already.

Prairiegirl_reading Same with me! I loved it!! 6mo
JenlovesJT47 I love the movies! I actually prefer the newer one. 6mo
britt_brooke Loved this one!! 6mo
Dragon 😻 6mo
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This would have been even more delightful without the annoying repetitive music that accompanies the ending of each letter, but it was still fun and had a great narration by Derek Jacobi. I‘ll have to invest in a hard copy for the illustrations.

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4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I haven‘t been posting much on Litsy, but I have been doing some reading here and there. I‘ll have to catch up on posting what I‘ve read. I finished this on my kindle today and really enjoyed it. I love that I randomly picked this one which happens to be set during Christmas time. It‘s not a big part of the story, but it is mentioned.

mcipher I love when that happens! Makes it feel so festive even if the book totally isn‘t! 6mo
Dragon Time for a reread 😀📚 6mo
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Brooklyn | Colm Toibin
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Enjoying some Caturday reading time with Frankie.

cariashley So cute! 😻 6mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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My weekend plans include cat cuddling and reading from these 4 books.

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Starting a new book tonight with Frankie to keep me company.

Dolly 😻 6mo
robinb Frankie looks so angelic lying there. 😻😇 6mo
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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Getting a bit of reading time in while puppy sitting for @Felso . It‘s a beautiful day in Texas for some outdoor reading. Started this book last night and am really enjoying it so far.

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Enjoying some Sunday afternoon reading time with Jasper.

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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This was such a great story and the full cast narration was wonderful. This was my first Neil Gaiman book. I‘ll be looking forward to reading more.

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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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Received my last #botm for a while. Cancelled my subscription for the next several months.

Reviewsbylola I canceled recently too. Seems like a lot of us have. 7mo
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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#botm pick for October

SilversReviews VERY GOOD...ENJOY!! 8mo
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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Saturday morning reading.

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Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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This was such a fun and clever mystery. I liked the theatrics and drama Christie created in this one.

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Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Evening reading and cuddles. I'm half way through this and finding it very entertaining.

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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Current audiobook club read with @felso

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Another rainy day weekend reading session with the boys.

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I Did It! | Anna Ross
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Goodreads challenge completed!

Andrew65 👏🍾🎉🥂🎉👍🔥 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congrats!! 🎉🎉📚📚 8mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo!! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
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LoverofLit Yay! 🙌 Congratulations! 8mo
Librarybelle Hooray! Congratulations! 8mo
DarcysMom Congratulations! 📚🔖📚🔖💕 8mo
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 8mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👍 8mo
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 8mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 8mo
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Started this today, borrowed from my dad. I'm not very far into it yet, but already it's fascinating.

LeahBergen This was a great read. 👍🏻 8mo
emilyhaldi Sounds fascinating!! 😱 8mo
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November 9 (Nine) | Colleen Hoover
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I stayed up past my bedtime last night to finish this. It was a quick read that sucked me in from the first page and was difficult to put down. I love Hoover's style of writing.

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Thank you so much, @Librarybelle , for these perfect bookish birthday surprises! They will get a lot of use!

Librarybelle Yay, glad you like them! I didn‘t get a chance to write a note last week, so hopefully I can this week! 8mo
erista @Librarybelle No worries, take your time. 8mo
Lovesbooks87 I have that Book Beau too! I love it! 8mo
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erinreads Love the book sleeve! 😻 8mo
erista @Lovesbooks87 @erinreads Isn't it adorable? I love it too. 8mo
Reviewsbylola That book sleeve is so pretty! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm The book sleeve is adorable!! 8mo
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