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hgrimes

Joined June 2016

the angstiest clown on litsy.
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This kid ROCKS, everyone add him on insta — cals_book_account

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Little Man of Disneyland | Random House Disney
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Found this at an antique shop. Published before Disneyland opened, it‘s about a little leprechaun looking man who lives in a house in the orange groves and was upset his habitat was being torn down (to make way for Disneyland). Mickey and friends show him the plans for Disneyland and he negotiates as long as he can have a house in Disneyland. In the real Disneyland, if you search carefully, you can find the little man‘s house in Adventureland!

Bren912 Wow!!! What a find!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 2y
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Super cute as with the first two! Last book in this clever Christmas trilogy, this one is a story of a clash between Christmas and Easter, with some masked current day political issues concerning the media woven in that probably only adults reading it to their kid would pick up on!

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Someone gave this to me. wtf? Sounds awesome, don‘t even need to read the back.

hgrimes hmm ok, this is really bad. It‘s not a thriller novel like I thought. It‘s written by an anti-cat extremist using faulty science to try to make claims about cats causing schizophrenia and giving children rabies... 🙄 2y
rubyslippersreads 😾😾😾 2y
RamsFan1963 How can anyone be anti-cat?? Unless you're allergic of course, but otherwise they are a pure delight. 2y
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Laura317 I‘m allergic but I don‘t care. Gimme all the cats! 2y
hgrimes @rubyslippersreads @RamsFan1963 @laura317 I think the authors wanted to write a book about how cats are bad for wild birds, but they didn‘t know how to expand that from a one page op-ed into an entire book, so they had to throw in a half ton of rubbish about why cats suck to back up their argument. (edited) 2y
RamsFan1963 @hgrimes Did the author add the old chestnut about cats stealing baby's breath? 2y
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Started Christmas hiking in the ice with my crazy father-in-law, and now I‘m trying to thaw out with a festive tale.

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Star Wars Trilogy | George Lucas
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It was hard not to buy this, but I really have more journals and notebooks than I know what to do with, so I resisted and took a picture and left it at that! (If anyone needs this, it‘s at Barnes and Noble!)

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We had big plans to lay around in pajamas and read books tonight, but ended up meeting John Hodgman, who not only removed my bookmark and lost my place in the book I was reading, but he defaced it with a sharpie.

cariashley 😂 2y
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories | John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
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I had no idea my mom was in this book!

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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories | John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
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Almost two years ago I said I was going to read this on my next snow day. Well, that day has finally come!! ❄️❄️❄️

Bklover Enjoy! 2y
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What the hell is this? Do you chop yourself into bits, put the bits in a mason jar, and pressure cook yourself so your grandkids can one day eat you...? #litsyhumor

AmyG 😳 3y
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Two white monsters and a book. #catsoflitsy

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It‘s chilly out, but I‘m trying to enjoy the last days of being able to leave the house without freezing to death. Out on the gazebo with a nice thick book listening to noisy bluejays. 💕

Tamra Lovely view! 3y
Sresendez12 What an incredible view! 3y
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This is why it takes me so long to read books now. #catsoflitsy

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‪Been waiting for this book for like two years, did not expect it to weigh as much as my lardo cat. With the rate I read books lately, I should have it finished just in time for book 3. (I‘m not complaining.)

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Treacle tart for Hogwarts Day! #backtohogwarts

wanderinglynn Looks yummy! 😋 3y
MrBook Treacle tart. Interestiiinnng. 3y
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Hi, there is a giant cat on me and now I can‘t see. #catsoflitsy

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“Lawns are nature purged of sex and death. No wonder Americans like them so much.”

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aggghhg the freshmen have just arrived on campus and they are EVERYWHERE and it has become difficult to find a quiet retreat on my break! Fortunately, those suckers haven‘t been here nearly long enough to have discovered the japanese garden. Coincidentally, I‘m reading about gardening.

julesG It looks very relaxing! 3y
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Joyland | Stephen King
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My first Stephen King novel and I‘m sorry to say I wasn‘t crazy about it. Lacked the suspense and horror I was expecting from King. Maybe this isn‘t a typical Stephen King novel and not great for first timers! But besides that, it was entertaining enough though, and I adored the sweet relationship between the narrator and Mike. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Avanders Definitely not typical king 😉 Maybe try The Shining? 3y
hgrimes @AlaMich thanks! 3y
hgrimes @Avanders Thanks! I recently found out my husband has never seen The Shining...😧 Going to fix that asap, as soon as we hit Halloween time! (edited) 3y
Avanders Whoa — perfect timing! 😁 3y
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Joyland | Stephen King
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Reading spooky summer novel out on a not-really-spooky but very noisy summer night with katydids, crickets, mosquitoes, and confused spring peepers.

Eggs I love pillows with birds 🦅 3y
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Joyland | Stephen King
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Yep, reading my first Stephen King novel. Canobie Lake, an old school amusement park my husband and I go to in the summers, was the inspiration for this novel, which peaked my interest. So far I‘m a quarter of the way through and still waiting for something to happen. The suspense is killing me!

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Ladies, if you want a purse that is ALL the things: durable, functional, compact, AND inexpensive, I figured out the trick - you have to google “man purse”. I ordered this thing from Amazon and it has 6 pockets plus 4 pouches, including one pocket in the back that makes an ideal book pocket! Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072PVTHR9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_sHztDbERA1818

Eyelit Thanks for the link! Is that the small or large bag? 3y
hgrimes @Eyelit I went with the large one! 3y
LibrarianRyan yeah that looks like something my guy carries.
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Eyelit Good to know! Thanks again 😄 3y
hgrimes @LibrarianRyan Men get all the good stuff! It‘s not particularly “sexy” but I typically only need something formal enough to bring to work and this does the job! 3y
LibrarianRyan @hgrimes My guy changes bags way more often than I do. And he has bags to go inside of bags. I last changed by handbag a few months ago because he bought me a cool dinosaur one, but before that i don't think i changed by handbag for 2 years. He changes if not weekly, then monthly. He has a ton so that helps, but sheesh. 3y
hgrimes @LibrarianRyan Me too, I‘m so fussy about bags that the bottom of the bag basically needs to tear out before I‘m willing to consider a new one!I‘ve been looking for a while and finally got desperate and scoured Amazon. My husband on the other hand is uncool carny trash and has about a dozen fanny packs. 😂 3y
LibrarianRyan @hgrimes I used to change my work bags frequently, but then Josh got me a storm trooper backpack which I have carried for almost 3 years, but its just so big. As for my purse, the smaller the better. I prefer a writstlet but my aunt bought this mini structured Michel Kors that she hated. I love it. But I need to get the handles fixed. My wallet however, I have had for 10 years. replacement time is coming but I can not find any i like. 3y
hgrimes @LibrarianRyan Now I feel like a need a storm trooper backpack! 3y
Zelma Ooh, you may have just changed my life. I hate purses and am a tote bag kind of gal. But I want pockets and more organization than a tote. 3y
hgrimes @Zelma Why must totes with pockets be such a foreign concept? My bag this is replacing was tote-style with just one small zipper pouch. It required frustrating amounts of digging to find anything! I‘ve been on the hunt for a while for something more functional and have stumbled on a few I liked but they didn‘t pass the “Will it fit a book??” test. 3y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I loved this novel! An epic chronicle of 3 generations of a Korean family living in Japan. It‘s fiction, but I learned sooo much about Korean and Japanese culture and history through it and how drastically it changed (and not changed) over the course of less than a century. The level of research and detail is astonishing. It‘s fiction, but so real at the same time. If culture and the humanities fascinate you, this is must read.

Smrloomis I could not agree more! Good review 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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1. We bought a house in January and I still need to remove the wallpaper and paint our super ugly kitchen before it gets cold out again and I‘m forced to shut the windows.
2. Hiking
3. my backyard
4. The former owner had a pet cemetery in the backyard that was so overgrown and full of pricker bushes and poison ivy. I fixed it up! I‘ll do more when I have a fresh start next spring, but it looks so much better!
#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Book store raid today. I planted a bunch of veggies and herbs last spring, followed package directions, and my big summer bounty ended up being 2 radishes, a few green beans, and a sage leaf...😭

So August seems like a great time to learn about gardening, right?

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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“Trying to save money while paying medical bills was like pouring oil into a broken jar.”

Sounds oddly like America in the year 2019 to me.

Smrloomis Yup 😔 3y
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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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#humpdaypost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
Take a shot for each one you‘ve done!
#neverhaveiever

Never have I ever....

🍺 had a goat 😭
🥃 run for public office
🍸 visited the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota
🍷 lost a limb

Kaylamburson None of those for me! 3y
Clwojick 0️⃣ 3y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Not really a what I‘d call a “beach read”, but I beach read it all day and it‘s still so good!

FeministBookClub This was our July book of the month. Our members loved it! 3y
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Our store brand egg whites is punny.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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How am I already on book II?? I honestly wasn‘t expecting to like this one and thought it would be another book I give up on after 2 chapters, but boy was I wrong! I haven‘t been so sucked into a book in over a year.

Jeannie I just finished this. Loved it and couldn‘t believe how fast I read it. 3y
FeministBookClub This was our July book of the month. Our members loved it! 3y
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Our living room has been dismantled for nearly a month while we work on redoing the walls and floors. So happy to be done and can put my house back in order! Took forever thanks to the previous owner being the world‘s WORST DIYer, but the hard work has paid off - it looks soooo much better than it did before! Leaving the old and worn trim for now for a later project. Working now on putting the library half of the living room back together. Yay!!!

Megabooks Floor looks great! 3y
julesG The floors look great, so do the stacks of books and chairs. 3y
hgrimes @julesG Thanks! I‘m working on making them taller now that I have space to put them! 3y
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hgrimes @Megabooks Thank you! So much better than the old ugly dark brown carpet that was in there before. 3y
Zelma Very pretty floors! 3y
Ddzmini Love the floors 🙌🏽👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼📖😋 3y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I‘ve been outside reading the beginning chapters of “Pachinko” and the weather keeps doing that thing where it‘s sunny out and raining at the same time.

DivineDiana Any rainbows? 3y
hgrimes @DivineDiana I‘ve been looking and so far, no signs! 3y
DivineDiana 🙂 3y
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Bookwormjillk Same here! So weird. 3y
Megabooks I love sunshowers! 3y
hgrimes @Megabooks @bookworkjillk The best part about the rain-sun is the smell and light chill of the rain while still being able to read out in the sun! 3y
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#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
1. Summer nights and all the night sounds. Camping. Lightning bugs. Going to the beach. Slow paced work days. Ice cream. Farm stands. (I love summer!)
2. I wish Christmas could be year-round! Although me and my husband watched Home Alone last month, so I got a taste of it at least.
3. Usually the sun.
4. I‘m on the toilet. 👍

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This book contains the most flavorful and colorful summer ratatouille recipe I‘ve ever made. It‘s become a regular in our dinner cycles. Very healthy too!

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My biggest complaint about Stranger Things (really ONLY complaint, I love that show) is that it‘s not a book! As a joke, my husband surprised me with this book! It‘s sort of a prequel with Eleven‘s mother‘s backstory. So far, it‘s poorly written trash, which is completely what I expected and has not disappointed. I‘m kind of in the mood for mindless trash anyway.

GypsyKat Sometimes mindless trash is great! 3y
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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Finished last month‘s #ookbookclub on Friday while offline in the Adirondacks with a friend. Loved it! Death is the best! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Large sleepy cat and #ookbookclub time. #catsoflitsy

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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I need to steal this. #ookbookclub

AlaMich 🤣 3y
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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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My book matches my pants!!!!! #ookbookclub

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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#humpdaypost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
1. poppies! Mine are blooming away despite our extremely non-Californian climate!
2. Haven‘t been reading much still, but our #ookbookclub read this month has been pretty fantastic so far. (tagged)
3. I‘m binging Stranger Things now for the umpteenth time. Can‘t wait for season 3!!
4. sorry but Dr Seuss is the man.

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We have cute babies under our lean-to. Not 100% sure what they are, but I think they probably belong to the eastern phoebe that hangs around there all day. According to my bird book, they‘re only up here during the summer.

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Death is the best! xoxo 🖤
#ookbookclub

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett

“Dead people walking around is unhygienic.”
#ookbookclub

julesG 😁😁 He has a point there. 3y
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#humpdaypost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
1. hmm...new meds?
2. Tim Minchin is my patronus.
3. I once allowed my husband to give me a quick trim. NEVER AGAIN.
4. I‘m obsessed with Disneyland.
5. Hufflefluff and Tewsy, friends 4eva 💞

glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 3y
GypsyKat All these months old #humpdaypost s keep making me think that @MinDea is back 😭 3y
hgrimes @GypsyKat Litsy is not the same without her! If you‘re on Insta, I highly recommend following her animals - burley_and_the_cats 3y
GypsyKat @hgrimes I follow her on IG, but it‘s not the same. 😕 3y
hgrimes @GypsyKat yeah, we need to start a change.org petition and get her back over here. 3y
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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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I‘ve been putting this book off for almost a year after reading and loving Mort. I‘ve just been waiting and waiting for #ookbookclub to get to it. At last, the time has come!

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Carrie Fisher rocks. I love her pure shamelessness, her willingness to be so open about everything, and her extraordinary humor. Great read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher

“I can‘t forget that stupid, fucking hologram speech! That‘s why I did dope!”

😂🤣😱

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Big plans to lay around in the gazebo today.

Daisey Sounds perfect! 3y
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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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oh, sweet, perfect. The text is in some giant middle readers type font. I can handle this! Slightly disappointed though that the whole thing isn‘t written in emoji-lingo like her amazingly ridiculous, incomprehensible twitter page. ❤️

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hell yeah, #humpdaypost! @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
1. I found a perfect dining room table that‘s solid wood and big enough for guests and it was free out of some old guy‘s garage. 👍
2. Harry Potter
3. er...hang on, let me get out my bird book.
4. Catcher in the Rye