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julesG

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member JulesGDSide

Book hoarder, avid reader of nearly any genre. 🇩🇪 https://www.goodreads.com/JulesG313
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Ace of Shades | Amanda Foody
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Took an #audiowalk around the former granary buildings while my daughter was at dance class. First outing of the year for my red converse. Rain and a thunderstorm coming up.

The granary buildings have been repurposed and now offer office space, a boulder centre, art studios,...
#BFC @wanderinglynn

TheReadingMermaid Beautiful 😍 4h
CoverToCoverGirl Love your footwear!! ❤️😎 2h
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audraelizabeth Awesome 2h
wanderinglynn Great walk! 🙌🏻 An awesome shoes! 2h
Cathythoughts Nice shoes 👠 2h
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 50m
Read4life Love the shoes. Great job! 💙🤓 39m
Andrew65 A good way to start any day. 😊 5m
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Hour 3 of #24B4Monday is all about research. Want to know what all I can do with the herbs on my balcony.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

squirrelbrain How interesting! 🌷 🌱 (edited) 8h
TheReadingMermaid That Scott Cunningham book is really awesome! He has an aromatherapy one as well. 👍😃👍 5h
julesG @TheReadingMermaid I've had the Cunningham for ages, but only today thought of checking it for certain herbs. Alas the index is not very specific on individual herbs. 4h
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TheReadingMermaid What exactly are you looking to do? I'm sure I have a book on it or if not I can recommend one. I'd be happy to help. 4h
julesG @TheReadingMermaid Thanks for the offer. I was looking for information on uses of Lemon Balm other than tea. My plant is doing really well this year. 😉 But, I just learned that although Lemon Balm has many health benefits, people with an underactive thyroid should use it sparsely. That would be me. 😔 Anyway, I'll make a macerated oil that I can use topically and maybe an alcoholic infusion. 4h
TheReadingMermaid That would be my suggestion. I would also suggest using a diluting agent such as almond oil or olive oil in order to use it topically. you still get all the benefits but it is diluted to where it will not hurt you. 2h
Andrew65 A great use of the Readathon. 😊👍 11m
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😂😂😂😂😂
At 84%!!! Beforehand the lady herself referred to her 16th/17th century clothing as medieval.

Honestly, I think this book wasn't ready for publication yet when it was published late last year.

#HistoricalFictionInaccuracyAnnoyanceSupportGroup @CoverToCoverGirl @GingerAntics @JazzFeathers @Weaponxgirl @RavenLovelyReads @Birdsong28 @KCorter

Birdsong28 OMG!!! At least they are correcting their mistake that they shouldn't have made in the first place. 😘📚📖 11h
tpixie The editor fell asleep 😴 11h
Crazeedi Dont you sometimes wish you could just take their job 🤨 9h
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julesG @tpixie Great explanation! But I fear the editor left their attention at home all throughout the book. 9h
julesG @Crazeedi Definitely! 9h
julesG @Birdsong28 Way too late. Should have stated this in the beginning. ? Wish I could get my money back. There should be a satisfaction guarantee with "over-priced" ebooks. 9h
Birdsong28 @julesG You can return ebooks on Amazon. You can ask them through the customer service option. But yeh they should come with a satisfaction rating. I only get ebooks if they are either free or £2.99 or less or through Netgalley. 📚📖 9h
julesG @Birdsong28 I got book 2 in the series through NetGalley and thought I should read the first. Trustworthy Littens had given it pick ratings, so I was willing to spend the 15€. Not even sure I can give it back, Germany has some strange rules. I'd better check with amazon 8h
tpixie Thank for taking one for the team! Good luck on trying to return!! 7h
LogiKitty Oh my Lord that's not even close to medieval! Oof. 🤮 3h
GingerAntics You‘ve got to be kidding me. Talk about inconsistencies. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2h
LeahBergen And who the hell spoons sugar over tea bags?? 😆 1h
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Happiness For Dummies | W. Doyle Gentry
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1) getting this corner behind the lavender planter sorted made me happy this week. I had wanted to do it for at least a year. Also, my herb "garden" is thriving, rocket is growing next to my lemon balm (had not planned this, but it's cool).

2) #24B4Monday, swimming pool (hopefully)

Cinfhen 🥰 12h
TrishB Lovely 💕 11h
Libby1 ❤️🌿❤️ 11h
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tpixie Great space 11h
Cathythoughts Lavender plant 🥰 (edited) 10h
Crazeedi Love your garden! 9h
julesG @tpixie @Crazeedi - it's just 3 square metres of balcony, but I'm trying to make the most of it. 9h
tpixie 😊 7h
Crazeedi @julesG any where you can grow something is a glorious garden!! Enjoy❣ 3h
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#BFC @wanderinglynn

Check in for week two, at start of week 3. 😉

Although it might look like I didn't reach all my goal, I did. I forgot my fitbit in the charger one morning. And although I guesstimated the distance I walked and added those steps to my daily count, fitbit does not offer to add floors. So, there are 9 floors missing in my fitbit stats. Anyway, motivation to a) remember to pack the fitbit and b) walk even more stairs.

Points: 37

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 12h
Emilymdxn That‘s amazing! Well done! 10h
marleed Awesome! 9h
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DivineDiana 👏🏻🚶🏻‍♀️👍🏻 8h
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 great week 2! 6h
TheSpineView Excellant! 6h
audraelizabeth Good job. I fogret to charge my tracker as well. 4h
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#SFFTBRChallenge update Part 2

The red box at the bottom is books I might pick up next, but don't have assigned them to a prompt yet.

@DuckOfDoom @Schnoebs

Also, I've read so many more Sci-fi and fantasy books these past months, but couldn't fit them in the list.

DuckOfDoom The list is great! So many Discworld novels😍, I wonder how much of the list one could fill with only Terry Pratchett!! 22h
julesG @DuckOfDoom A lot. 😁 16h
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Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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#SFFTBRChallenge update Part 1

I pledged to read 15 books and have managed 32 (if I haven't made a mistake). A few more might be added to the list.

@DuckOfDoom @Schnoebs

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Nice work!! ☺️ 22h
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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Dear @Smarkies, your slightly battered #SummerSantaGoesPostal package has just arrived, I only needed to run after my post man for half a block (I had just missed him and thought it was easier trying to catch him than having to go to the post office in town tomorrow).
@BookishMarginalia

It passed the sniffer test!

This counts as part of my daily workout @wanderinglynn #BFC.

wanderinglynn Way to go running after the postal worker! 😂🙌🏻 1d
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve never chased a postman before 😂 🏃‍♀️ 👏 1d
Smarkies It looks like the parcel has gone through an adventure! Well done on chasing after the postman. 😁 1d
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julesG @wanderinglynn @erzascarletbookgasm @Smarkies — Postman was on a bike, so it was not as crazy as running after the DHL delivery truck, which I've done once or twice, too. 1d
GingerAntics That is totally a workout. 1d
monalyisha I adore this entire post! 2h
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1) I pick what calls to me, or I take the oldest ARC on my pile
2) all the time
3) bad writing/editing, inconsistencies - more than loud noise, TV or chatting
4) tea and fruit
5) darn, I can't remember any names. Will tag in comments.

Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️🤗🌺 2d
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Have to share my latest finished object - paint is a bit wet still. It's even slightly book related as I've made it for my son who's fascinated by Sci-fi, especially The Martian and Artemis.

Acrylic painting of some red planet as seen from a yellow planet/moon. 😁

PS: did not use the tagged book

PPS: I tilted the camera, the picture is straight IRL

MyBookSwapClub Love it :) 2d
rretzler 💕 2d
sudi 😍 2d
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BethM Gosh that‘s gorgeous! 2d
cobwebmoth I love it! 2d
dariazeoli ❤️ 2d
suzisteffen Wow!! Very cool. 2d
hilded Nice! :) 2d
Trashcanman That's awesome, wow. 2d
IamIamIam Awesome!!! 2d
ravenlee Very nicely done! 2d
GingerAntics Wow, you‘re good. Love the PS. lol 2d
marleed Beautiful! 2d
RachelO Love it! 2d
readordierachel So cool! 2d
LeahBergen Wonderful! 2d
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Just for my peace of mind I looked up when the Middle Ages were. I knew, but the reference to "medieval" clothes in the Little Shop of Found Things made me wonder. But, nope, 1605 definitely isn't Middle Ages - it's Tudor or Stuart or Renaissance, but not MA.

Here's a time line for the MA in 3.5 minutes by the author of the tagged book: https://youtu.be/6EAMqKUimr8

Pic shows clothing late 16th and early 17th century

Velvetfur Love this! I love the medieval look, I'll have a look at the link too, thanks for posting 😁 3d
Birdsong28 1605 is the Stuart Era. 📚📖 3d
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julesG @Birdsong28 oh, yes, you are right. It was James I on the throne. Anyway, the style of clothes definitely wasn't medieval. 3d
Birdsong28 @julesG Definitely! Some authors just think medieval is just a quick cover all description for anything around that time. 😁📚📖 3d
julesG @Birdsong28 It's just so disjointed, the main character is an antiques dealer, she knows about clocks, furniture, chatelains,... Can distinguish between different periods, but describes the clothing as medieval? Brackston, the author, put a lot of effort into so many aspects, but falls short in this department. And we all know, it's the little things that can destroy the rapport between novel and reader. 2d
TrishB Can‘t watch you tube as in work, I generally take 1485 and the start of the Tudors as the end of the MA. 2d
julesG @TrishB That's about the date. Lots of historians say Renaissance started with Da Vinci and that puts it at the end of the 1400s. 2d
Emilymdxn My degree in (broadly) Medieval English ended in 1550 and I thought of that as a ‘latest possible‘ date for the end of the Middle Ages tho obvs defining time periods strictly is hard. There‘s an argument to be made for including early Tudor in medieval as the long fifteenth century but I definitely wouldn‘t include the later Tudors or Stuarts by any means! The reformation is my personal cut off for England, earlier in other countries (edited) 2d
julesG @Emilymdxn Sums up what I've learned. I studied medieval history, too. Though from a German perspective. 2d
Emilymdxn @julesG that sounds really cool! I‘d love to have got to do more on the Middle Ages in other countries, I didn‘t get to do Germany at all really 2d
julesG @Emilymdxn I was lucky, I guess. We had a great Prof of medieval history who did a lot on European history of the MA, Christianisation etc. And I learned a lot about British history through my English cultural studies. 2d
GingerAntics Oh my god this is not that had. Get away from that book as quickly as possible. Middle Ages were over by 1400 seriously people!!! #whyhistorymatters 🙄 I swear I will hurt someone. (Not really, but you know me.) 2d
JazzFeathers I agree with @GingerAntics l'd considered 1400 already Renaissance, although l understand that today historians tend to consider the ME as a 1000 year long periode, and so some of them include nearly the entirty of the 1400. But the 1500s? Definitely Renaissance for me. And the 1600s is most certainly beyond that. 1d
JazzFeathers @julesG Yes, details are devilish. Sometimes we authors take things for granted and so we make an historical situation the same as our own time's situation. Some other we think that a detail in a line of dialogue is not so important to look deeper into it. Very easy to fall into this trap. But this way we betray both the story and our readers. 1d
julesG @JazzFeathers Just one of the reasons I don't want to publish my writing, I'm too afraid of mistakes that I made and letting someone down. 😉 - - - ah well, I'm going to write to the publishers once I've finished. Not to mention an honest review on Goodreads 1d
julesG @JazzFeathers It's very interesting to see where everyone here draws the line between MA, Renaissance and Modern History. I learned that the MA were definitely over with the fall of Constantinople in 1453, Renaissance lasted (depending on the POV) from 1400 to 1600. And early modern history ended with the age of revolutions, latest with the French Revolution. But it's all intermingled and the lines are blurry with lots of different influences. 1d
julesG @JazzFeathers Since part of my university training was on linguistics, especially the etymology and history of the English language, so it always bugs me when time travellers to say "Shakespearean" times can talk to people of that time with no problems, just a bit of tweaking to the vocabulary. ??? 1d
JazzFeathers @julesG don't let that hinder you. We all do our best, and when someone calls us out on something, that's an opportunity to learn. I learned a lot by sharing my writing and even more by publishing it 😊 1d
JazzFeathers @julesG What l've learn in the last years - and has actually surprised me - is that contrary to what one may think, history is not set in stone. Our understanding of it is alway changing. New discoveries are made, new ways to connect different times are developed. History IS a living thing. This said, inaccuracy IS a real thing and we're better learn to recognise it. 1d
julesG @JazzFeathers Thanks! Wise words, in both your last comments. 1d
GingerAntics I agree with @JazzFeathers, eras do tend to overlap by 100 years or so because it‘s not like everyone wakes up one day and says “alright, we‘re in a new era now, we‘re doing this now.” So there is over lap, but the overlap between Renaissance and Medieval was the 1300s. The next overlap is the 1600s which is why Shakespeare can be considered late Renaissance or early Early Modern. He‘s really straddling the line. 1d
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REPOST

To all new Littens out there. Litsy created two new accounts to help you find accounts to follow.
Click on @TheBestofLitsy and @BestOfLitsy to get to them.

hermyknee Intriguing 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hmmm I agree, Interesting! 3d
LibrarianRyan interesting 3d
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RaimeyGallant Cool beans. 3d
TheBestofLitsy 1/ I'll explain, shall I?

We've been struggling with sign-ups. 90-95% of new users never post. Most never follow anyone. They get Litsy, go through sign up and just BAIL!

As an experiment, we now auto-follow an account on sign-up. Following that account sub-follows about a dozen others. Thus, everyone gets something to look at when they sign up, unless the manually de-follow it.
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TheBestofLitsy 2/ Why are there two accounts? Well, to try out different theories about what sort of auto-following works best, bringing new members into the site and using it. In tech terms, the two accounts are an A|B test. Half of members get A, half get B. Are these accounts really following the “best“? I dunno. What's best? But we hope at least to give new people something to follow, and pick a combination of accounts that will get them interested. 3d
TheBestofLitsy 3/ What differentiates the two accounts? I will not tell you. It recently changed, actually--which is why some of you got followed. We tried two theories out A and B, and A was better. Now we're trying C against A. 3d
TheBestofLitsy 4/ The other thing going on, though, is that we now have a technical way to follow multiple accounts through one account. That might prove useful in the future. Or, with some changes, it might be how we can effect following a book, an author or a hashtag. 3d
julesG @TheBestofLitsy Thanks for explaining! 3d
BarbaraBB @TheBestofLitsy You‘re really investing in Litsy, thank you for that! 3d
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Ouch!

Already spotted a grammar mistake and an inconsistency of facts (who told who, what and when), and a tiny thing that bugs me - time travelling to the year 1605 with 17th century folklore information 😕, I'd go for late 16th century information. But, I am a stickler.

Is this a reason for a #HistoricalFictionInaccuracyAnnoyanceSupportGroup meeting?

Also, why oh why can't they edit books properly?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Haha, I like the name of your support group... 3d
KCorter How do you join that support group? I want in. 3d
julesG @KCorter You've herby become a member of this very exclusive group! Other members, so far -and I hope I haven't forgot anyone- are @GingerAntics and @Weaponxgirl 3d
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julesG @KCorter Of course I forgot a member. @JazzFeathers became a member of our exclusive and prejudiced group when I read Dracul earlier this year. 3d
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag we might have taken a hint from your Litsy handle. 😜 3d
Birdsong28 @julesG Please can I join? 🙋😘📚📖 I once sent a email to a publisher about some dates that weren't right in a book I read from the library, then realised I had got another book by this author that I had bought and am reluctant to read it as I don't want to read wrong dates/information again. 3d
RavenLovelyReads I want in! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 3d
julesG @RavenLovelyReads @Birdsong28 The more, the merrier. 3d
GingerAntics 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3d
GingerAntics This is absolutely a good call for a meeting. Welcome everyone!!! 3d
JazzFeathers Did l hear meeting about historical inaccuracy? Here l go! 3d
julesG @JazzFeathers @GingerAntics @RavenLovelyReads @Birdsong28 @KCorter — it's not a case of inaccuracy YET. I was just wondering, if you knew exactly what day+month+year you are time travelling back to in the past, why prepare using info on the whole century ahead instead of the last 20 to 50 years? 3d
RaimeyGallant That's so rong. 3d
julesG @RaimeyGallant They could have got it wright. 😁 3d
RaimeyGallant Your always wright. 3d
GingerAntics What do you need all that info for? That‘s not right. 3d
CoverToCoverGirl Ouch... that is wholly unacceptable! And I‘d like to join your group too! 😎 3d
julesG @GingerAntics It's good to know what you're about to head into, but I would have gone for local information on the area, the year prior to my "destination" and so on. 3d
Weaponxgirl Ouch! 2d
GingerAntics Right? You need very specific information and there is no reason not to have it if you know the exact year you‘re going to. If all you have is a general knowledge of when you‘re going to, then yeah, but specific year, get specific with your info, too. 2d
julesG @GingerAntics She knows date and place, knows who she has to meet,... She could have got soooo much information. At 66% she noticed she should have looked up a few things. *face-palm* I paid 15€ for the book, I need to finish it. But I feel ripped off and I will say so in my review. 2d
GingerAntics Ouch, that‘s a lot. I certainly would add that to the review. That is just wrong. It took her that long to figure out she should have looked up some things? Then she‘s also an idiot. Eh. 2d
julesG @GingerAntics can't all be like us. 👿 2d
GingerAntics I suppose. Maybe people should be, though. 2d
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Listened to 5 episodes of this BBC radio programme while walking. As I texted and checked Litsy in between I only got 32 active minutes, but I was walking for a good hour.

#BFC @wanderinglynn

Link to BBC programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004sd5
Works outside the UK, too.

TheSpineView Nice! 3d
Birdsong28 Glad to see people actually take my suggestions 😘. I am still on episode 6. 📚📖 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3d
julesG @Birdsong28 Kept the Omnibus episode for tomorrow, it's 56min. That'll be a good long walk. 3d
Birdsong28 @julesG Enjoy 😘📚📖 3d
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Reposting from @Litsy, original post is here: https://litsy.com/p/d3AzTmtHWmxJ

julesG @BoleyBooks you should post this comment also under the @Litsy post, they are the ones offering the mugs. 😉 3d
BoleyBooks Can you tell I‘m new at social media? 😊😂 3d
julesG @BoleyBooks been there, done that. 😉 We all make mistakes. No problem! Good luck at the draw, the mugs are awesome! 3d
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A million thanks to @Maike for the recommendation.

So much fun. Cunning, cussing, well-planned heists, disguises, interesting back stories, wonderful writing and great character development.

And a cliffhanger, of sorts. 😉

Listened to the #audiobook. The narrator had very posh pronunciation, reminded me of the Queen at times.

#SFFTBRChallenge recommended by another Litten
@DuckOfDoom @Schnoebs

Thunderstorm and rain water in my tea. Perfect.

Schnoebs On man!!! I got this from the scifi fantasy swap and want to read it! 4d
Maike Always happy to help 😁😁😁 4d
DuckOfDoom I want a thunderstorm here, too. Perfect reading weather 😁 4d
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julesG @Schnoebs Do it. You could file it under "received in a swap/as gift" or "recommended by a Litten" 4d
julesG @DuckOfDoom You didn't have one? Weather is curious at the moment. My friends near Stuttgart had hail yesterday. There was a thunderstorm over Cologne, too. We had nice weather, though. No 4d
julesG ...idea what's going on. Hit send accidentally 4d
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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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#teaandbooks and a thunderstorm. Perfect reading weather.

#12Littens12Books @LittleBug

Tamra Great pick! 4d
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll like it! 4d
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Reposting for @LitsyBirthdays

Are you interested in becoming a Litsy Birthday Fairy? Give us a call - or rather send us an email at Litsybirthdays@gmail.com

@Cinfhen @robinb @Robothugs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @squirrelbrain

Cinfhen 👑🦄💐✨🌈 4d
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#audiowrapping my #SummerSantaGoesPostal stack.

Dearest Swappee, I hope you don't mind my over-eagerness. I had such a lot of fun shopping off your TBR. 🙈🙈🙈 😁😁

@BookishMarginalia

TrishB Wow 😮😮 4d
Kshakal Holy moly!!! 😃 4d
Sarah83 😍🤩😍🤩😍 4d
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robinb Very nice stack there!! 😊😳😱😂❤️📚 4d
nu-bibliophile Woooow!! 4d
LeahBergen Wow!! 😍😍 4d
RachelO Someone‘s in for an amazing surprise! 4d
Itchyfeetreader Wow oh wow! 4d
Smarkies OMG!
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Avanders 🤭🤭🤭 fun!! 23h
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#GhostCat, just chased a hornet. A HORNET!!!

Rationally, I know that hornets are fairly peaceful creatures and only sting if they cannot flee, but my monkey mind was on high alert.

Now my little lioness has fallen asleep and my heart rate has to return to normal.

Back to my book - not easy, I might need to do a few jumping jacks first.

Did some DIY today that definitely counts as workout: squats and weights. #BFC @wanderinglynn

Dragon 😻 4d
Emilymdxn DIY is definitely exercise! 4d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4d
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GingerAntics Hornet‘s are still scary. 4d
Bookwormjillk DIY is exhausting! Way to go! 4d
Caterina So glad your cat didn't get stung! Our dog tries to chase and play with everything, including bees. When one stung his paw we hoped he'd learn his lesson... he didn't. 😂 Great job with the DIY. 🙌 3d
julesG @Caterina She got stung by bees and wasps nearly on a daily basis last summer. She'd probably take on a bear. But as soon as I open the closet and get the hoover out she's hiding under the bed. 😁 3d
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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📚 Tagged, there is an interesting phone and answering machine in this one
🎬The Call
🎶 Ed Sheeran - New Man

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 4d
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Can't decide whether to do some #audioknitting or #audiocrochet.

My daughter is better, BTW. Ankle still swollen, but she can walk again without limping too much. She's supposed to take it easy for the next days.

Avanders Glad to hear your daughter is doing better! Both projects look great! ☺️ 5d
TrishB Good to hear 👍🏻 5d
IamIamIam 😍😍😍 Glad to hear your daughter is on the mend! 5d
wanderinglynn Happy to hear your daughter is doing better! 💚 5d
GingerAntics Ouch. Poor thing. 5d
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Another sunny Sunday morning! Ghost is enjoying the sunshine while Shadow is in the shade. 😉 I might have to go back inside for a moment soon, or I'll get sunburn.

Wishing you all a good day.

#booksandtea #catsoflitsy

squirrelbrain Looks lovely! It‘s cloudy here but at least it‘s not raining... 6d
Crazeedi Looks rather perfect! Sweet kitty, a book, and warm sunshine. Doesn't get any better!❤ 5d
rretzler 😻 5d
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Sitting outside with my daughter. It's quite mellow. We are talking about the tagged book.

#moonreflections

CoverToCoverGirl WOW! Beautiful! 6d
Prairiegirl_reading I loved that book! 😄 6d
Meaw_catlady Really great book!! 6d
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️👍🏻 6d
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Witches Abroad | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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Lovely idea @Meaw_catlady! #moonreflections

1) I'm a perfectionist and beat myself up for things I got "wrong", so I'm releasing those negative feelings. I'm inviting more self-love and patience with myself.
2) see above
3) @Moony @kaysworld1 @monalyisha

It'll be my daughter's first full moon ritual. She's giddy and has asked me about twenty-thousand times when the moon will be up.

monalyisha That‘s so beautiful, @julesG ! I hope it‘s magical. And I agree: very cool idea, @Meaw_catlady 🖤! 6d
Meaw_catlady Thank you!! Lovely answers and great quote! I hope your daughter has an amazing full moon experience!! 🌝🖤 6d
Moony Hihi cool idea that's suits to me 6d
Chrissyreadit A full moon ritual sounds amazing. 🌕 6d
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#breakfastandbooks out on the balcony.

My daughter, who returned from a 5 day school trip yesterday, still is asleep. She sprained her ankle and I might have to go to hospital with her. Wish the teacher had taken her to see a doctor, but alas they didn't think it was necessary - her lower leg is swollen, for F-s sake. 😤😤😤

Reading the first book in a duology, got book 2 as an ARC.

TrishB Hope she‘s on the mend soon! 6d
RadicalReader Love your Litsy Mug 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 @julesG 6d
Velvetfur Oh no, poor little one! Shame on the school for not looking after her properly 😠 I hope she recovers soon x 6d
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JennyM Hoping all is ok with your daughter‘s ankle. Just breathe in that bit of sunshine you have 😘 6d
Kaye Hope your daughter is ok. Maybe just a sprain ? They should have contacted you when it happened or taken her to get it checked out . 6d
Kalalalatja Oh no, hope it isn‘t too serious 🤞 6d
Erofan Oh, poor little girl 💕💕💕 6d
Crazeedi This was a great book! Didn't know there was a second coming out, name?? 6d
Crazeedi @julesG thank you!!! 6d
AmyG Hope she is ok. 6d
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts for your daughter! 6d
stacybmartin Hope she‘s okay - sending all the positive vibes! 💜 6d
minkyb Sheesh. Hope she is ok. 5d
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#audiobook #catsoflitsy

My Friday is going well. Have done a bit of #audiocleaning and #audiocrafting so far.

Thanks @Maike for recommending this book to me. I'm about 1/4 in and truly enjoy the world building and the humor. 😁

Mitch Lovely photo & book rec! 1w
Dragon 😻 1w
Crazeedi kitty wants her/his apple a day! 1w
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julesG @Crazeedi He sniffed at it, but then decided that chicken breast actually was better. 1w
Maike Glad you like it, this series is so much fun! 7d
SW-T Lovely picture 😊🐈 7d
CoverToCoverGirl You‘re having a crafty day! 🙃 7d
RadicalReader Audiobook anything makes all tasks better 6d
Crazeedi @julesG well of course, meat over fruit any day!! Lol he's so sweet! 6d
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Wyrd Sisters (Revised) | Terence David John Pratchett
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

2) reaching all my #BFC goals
3) Indian - great variety
4) had two, they died in a fire around Christmas 15 years ago

Texreader Oh so sad (no. 4). 1w
Kaye Gosh, that‘s so sad about your cousins. What ages were they ? 1w
julesG @Kaye 16 and 18. They were a few years younger than I. 1w
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TrishB That‘s so sad 💔 1w
LeahBergen 💔💔 1w
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! 7d
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#BFC @wanderinglynn

Stats at end of week one. All goals met.
4 books finished.

Will add the exact amount of steps for today tomorrow morning. Now off to bed. 😁

I am very proud of myself and very glad I joined the challenge.

Started the tagged book, it's been calling to me all day.

BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 1w
DivineDiana 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👏🏻 1w
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wanderinglynn Way to go! Fantastic first week! 🙌🏻 1w
mhillis Great!! I like your tracker too (edited) 1w
bewareofwords Great job—and I love how organized your tracker is too! 😍 1w
Bookwormjillk Fantastic 👏👏 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! ✅ 👏 1w
catebutler You did a great job! Love how you‘re keeping track of your progress! 👍🏼 1w
RadicalReader @julesG your penmanship is perfection 6d
julesG @RadicalReader Now I'm blushing. I always feel like I have crappy handwriting. 6d
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1) making my own decisions
2) being responsible for the choices I made
3) not being responsible, dreaming big, the innocence
4) working the night shift in a glassware factory, in summer, close to the kiln -- I was feeling cold in the summer heat that year
5) Trust in yourself. You can do it. - - - not especially advice for adults only, but it was given to me in my early twenties.

Need to look up my recent followers.

julesG Most recent followers are @kesanna and @paperclown 1w
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💛 1w
AlaMich That‘s the most interesting first job I‘ve ever heard of! 1w
julesG @AlaMich Backbreaking work. I'm too tall for assembly line work like that. Glad I only did it for a few months until university started. 1w
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Wow!

Good story!
Superb artwork - loved the tiny details some of the frames had.

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Vicious | V E Schwab
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My #BFC #audiobook companion this week was the tagged book.

It was good, not 5 stars, but solid 4 stars.

Victor and Eli, roommates at college, start researching EOs (extra-ordinary human beings). This research leads them to finding a way to create EOs, and -of course- both become human beings with superpowers.
Does their superpower make them heroes or villains? Are they using their power for good or evil?

Bit Flatliners meets Fantastic Four.👇

julesG Tagging @wanderinglynn - because there was no character left in my post. 😁 1w
julesG PS: should my secret summer Santa now start tearing out their hair, because this was (maybe) on my wishlist, don't fret, I would still like a "hardcopy" of the book. 1w
wanderinglynn Sounds like a fun book to read. 1w
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julesG @wanderinglynn It was good to listen to it while I tried to add steps to my daily count. 😉 I'm keeping the sequel for next week. 1w
TheSpineView Surprising how much more reading you can do while exercising! Keep it up! 1w
AprilMae Oooooo, sounds like a good book! Keep it up!! 1w
MistyNichole I just got the sequel to read! 1w
BookwormAHN Sounds like a good book 🍀 1w
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1) the epigenetics revolution
2+3) the last was How Not to Give a F*ck, it was a bit repetitive, I could figure out how it works from the flow chart in one of the first chapters
4) There are two books I started before having children, so 14+ years - - on the other hand, they are probably a bail, but until I discovered Litsy I thought I had to finish every book I had started. Now I know it's okay to bail.
5) @nelehelen

Deifio I used to try to finish every book, too! Now I feel like my free time is too valuable to waste on books I don't enjoy. 😘 1w
Eggs I‘m intrigued by epigenetics... 1w
Eggs I can relate to the “book-finishing “ concept 1w
nelehelen Same! I used to always finish books.. i actually still kinda do. I need to stop doing that haha. Thanks for the tag!! 1w
RadicalReader At times it is a wonderful feeling to bail on a book 6d
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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Had to read this passage several times, for real.

The book that's mentioned here is the one I revised the German translation of 14 years ago. Wow! I can't believe it made its way into a popular work of fiction. Not that it doesn't deserve mentioning, it just feels odd seeing it in a novel. So far I've only found it mentioned in non-fiction.

#12Littens12Books @LittleBug
@Heideschrampf

batsy Wow! How cool is that? 1w
Heideschrampf Haha awesome!! 1w
Tanisha_A Wow! 👏 1w
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BiblioLitten That‘s amazing! 1w
rretzler Very cool! 1w
Kalalalatja So cool! 1w
Weaponxgirl That‘s so cool! 1w
tpixie Awesomeness!!! 1w
catsuit_mango So that's a real book? 'cause now I want to read it ;) and casually have it sitting on my desk at work! 1w
julesG @catsuit_mango Yep. A real book. About female/feminist spirituality and Dianic Wicca. 1w
catsuit_mango Thanks @julesG I'll add it to my to read list ;) 1w
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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Think it's time I started this book for #12Littens12Books.

Gorgeous bookmark by @Heideschrampf.

@LittleBug

Tanisha_A Yes, that bookmark! 😍 2w
LeahBergen It‘s so pretty! 2w
LittleBug I love all of her bookmarks!🤩 They are gorgeous! And this book is amazing! 2w
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ju.ca.no The bookmarks are all great😍😍 enjoy the book, it‘s really good🤩 2w
Heideschrampf @Tanisha_A @LeahBergen @LittleBug @ju.ca.no thank you 🙈 i'm just glad i get to ditch my craft projects on someone. I don't care what happens to them as longs as i don't have to keep them 😝 1w
julesG @Heideschrampf I feel you! Just that my projects often are on the woolly and large side. 1w
LittleBug @Heideschrampf 🤣🤣 we are very willing dumping grounds☺️😉 1w
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One Night of Scandal | Darcy Burke
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Busy day today and it's not over yet. Lots of appointments, lots of stairs,...

#BFC

Sadly, only 15min of #audiowalk, but I'm about to grab a book/ARC now. (and some ice cream)

Kaye Great number of steps 👍🏼. Good job 🌟 2w
TheSpineView Awesome! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Amazing start! 2w
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2w
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Couldn't not post this.

Happy Mother's Day.

LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
Caroline2 😂 👏 2w
Texreader Amen! 2w
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Dragon 😂💚 2w
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Need to read to my son. Lost a bet. 😵
Does this count as #raisingreaders?

BTW, the English edition of this book has a nicer cover.

PS: yes, the sticker covers up the mess

Lcsmcat Yes, it counts! Anyone who considers being read to a prize is a reader. 2w
MidnightBookGirl Haha, I have also used stickers to hid my mess! 2w
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Good Morning Littens! I'm sitting outside with tea and an #audiobook working on my physical #BFC log.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Sunday!

@wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice log 🌻 2w
RadicalReader @julesG What‘s BFC? It sounds interesting! 2w
julesG @RadicalReader Book Fitness Challenge, @wanderinglynn is organising it. 2w
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Wife 🌹 2w
Kaye Very organized 😊 2w
Bookwormjillk I love it! Great idea! 2w
wanderinglynn Great tracker! 👍🏻 2w
emz711 Please tell me that last column is poops 1w
julesG @emz711 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 points!!! 1w
julesG @emz711 My son said it looks like sweets. 1w
emz711 @julesG that's so perfect except I'd have to add a column to track what I eat 1w
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Gah, what a day. Had to do soooooo many things. Among them, teaching my daughter how to crochet.

Good thing, I could do some #audiocooking with the tagged book.

Not as many steps for the #BFC as I had anticipated, but I'll catch up on Monday by the latest.

@wanderinglynn

dariazeoli Any steps move you forward, right? 😉 2w
Kaye 💕 2w
audraelizabeth Good job! 2w
BethM But you made an effort! 2w
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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#ShadowCat decided 5.30am is a good time to wake us by smashing a bottle. Chaos taken care of we all went back to bed, me on my "bed of roses" with the tagged #audiobook.

#GhostCat just sniffed at the mat and went her way.

#catsoflitsy

Moony Mojo Rojo hat mich auch um 5:30 geweckt, obwohl ich eh um 6 Uhr austshen muss und erst nicht einschlafen konnte. Mit knapp 5 Stunden Schlaf muss ich mich nun zur Arbeit schleppen... 2w
julesG @Moony Ich wünsche dir trotzdem einen erfolgreichen Arbeitstag. 2w
Rachel.Rencher I have never seen one of those before. It looks...uncomfortable? What is it for? 2w
julesG @Rachel.Rencher It's an acupunktur mat and it needs getting used to. 2w
catsuit_mango My parents have one, it's nice once you are settled on it but one I slipped on it and use my hand to from falling... Big slash on that hand. It is pointy ;) 2w
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Waiting,...

Reading,...

Waiting,...

Male cub attends a chess tournament. We may not watch. 😔 But we may wait in a stuffy room with lots of chairs.

Just one more hour, or so. I'm ready while the female cub is playing outside.

GingerAntics Why can‘t you watch your kids play chess? That seems a bit much. 2w
julesG @GingerAntics It's 100 kids playing. If all the parents were in there, as well as accompanying younger siblings, it would just be too loud. So, I'm waiting and reading. 2w
GingerAntics Oh that makes sense. Yeah, that would be a lot of people. I could definitely see not wanting younger siblings in the room, too. They may not understand the need to be quiet. 2w
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LibrarianRyan Interesting. But I do love a good chess club even though I can‘t play. 2w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ug. Been there! 2w
GingerAntics Still waiting? 2w
minkyb Always lots of waiting for the kiddos! 2w
julesG @GingerAntics Prizes were handed out at around 9pm. We were home by 9.30pm, then dinner. Prize ceremony was scheduled at 7.30pm. Unbelievable! There were kids under the age of 7, playing the tournament. They need to be better organised. 2w
GingerAntics Wow, that‘s really late for young kids. Sheesh. Something clearly went terribly wrong. 2w
julesG @GingerAntics They were expecting about 40 participants, not 100. So, more tables and chess sets needed to be set up. Calculating points and who's playing who took longer, as well as telling who's playing who. I'd organise it differently, but I'm a mother and have to be organised and efficient. 👿 2w
GingerAntics How did they anticipate so completely wrong? 2w
julesG @GingerAntics Some school teams brought more players than they originally pledged. Some school teams showed up unannounced, which they allow (face palm). Not sure where the two men who organised it went wrong. Let me just say one word that explains it all: Men! 2w
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 yup, that explains it. That would never happen here. If you said you were bringing X number of players and you showed up with more, you‘d have to pick X number of the players you brought to compete. You can‘t just show up unannounced here, either. Hell, parents wouldn‘t let their kids go with a team that wasn‘t registered to go in the first place. That is crazy. 2w
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Trainspotting | Irvine Welsh
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#LustForLife

Just like @arlenefinnigan, my first thought was Trainspotting. I had the soundtrack playing on repeat for ages.

#MayMovieMagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen First thoughts are usually the right thoughts 😜🙌🏻💕 2w
Heideschrampf Aaaaaaaand I IMMEDIATELY have iggy pops bassline stuck in my head... dum dum dum, dumm dumm dudumm dum 2w
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So, it's Friday and I've kicked off the #BFC with an #audiowalk in the rain.

Having tea now and checking my Fitbit Vernal Falls solo-adventure stats. Some people might manage 9.600 steps in one day, it took me two and a bit, but I'm proud of myself. I could be sitting on the sofa instead.

@wanderinglynn

Kaye Good for you , Jules 🌟. Keep up the good work. 2w
julesG @Kaye Thanks! Have you joined the #BFC? 2w
Kaye Yes I did, maybe a week ago ? I can‘t remember what day. Anyhow , I needed a kick in the pants so maybe this will be the answer. 👍🏼 2w
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BethM Way to go! 2w
Heideschrampf Well done. Whats the idea behind the landscape setting? Is the amount of steps equal to a nature hike? 2w
julesG @Heideschrampf It's a 15.000 steps trail through Yosemite. I can do it in my own time, doesn't matter whether I do it in one day or ten. It's a personal challenge. Every few thousand steps you can unlock a picture of a sight on the trail. My 9.600 was the bridge. 2w
Heideschrampf @julesG awesome. Two chalanges at once 2w
Sharpeipup You got up & walked. Be proud of that! 2w
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻Way to go! 2w
hes7 Walking in the rain—that‘s commitment! 👏🏻 Way to go! 2w
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 2w
Wife 🌹 2w
TheSpineView Awesome! 2w
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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#SummerSantaGoesPostal @nelehelen

1) (chopped) veggies and fruit - cucumbers, avocado, apples, cherries,...
2) scarf/shawl
3) ER, although it's no longer running
4) Keeping Mum
5) green
6) tea
7) walking through the gardens at Hampton Court Palace with my kids running between the rose bushes
8) @Sarah83 @LibrarianRyan @nu-bibliophile

Sarah83 I didn't sign up. I totally forgot it. 😪 2w
julesG @Sarah83 Oh, no! 2w
Sarah83 Well... Shit happens 2w
nelehelen What a beautiful memory! And I need to learn from your favorite snack. I‘m trying to replace my sweet tooth from chocolate to fruit. So hard! Thanks for joining and playing. 2w
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One Night of Scandal | Darcy Burke
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When my reading buddies are fed and tired, #YouNeverCanTell how annoyingly loud they can be.

#MayMovieMagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

The #catsoflitsy are too cute right now. I'd like to get up and get some tea, but I don't want to disturb Ghost on my legs.

Reading an #ARC provided by the author.

wanderinglynn Aw, how sweet! Love cuddle buddies. ❤️🐱 2w
rretzler 😻 2w
squirrelbrain Ah, I remember that when my cats were still here - having to make sure you had everything you needed before settling down, just so you didn‘t disturb the little menaces! 😻😻 2w
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julesG @squirrelbrain And they always ignore you for ages when you have everything next to you. But just before you need to get up and moving they snuggle up and fall asleep. 2w
squirrelbrain And then the protesting they do when you have to move... weeeeeaaaawwww! 2w
julesG @squirrelbrain And hogging your perfect reading spot when you return from the loo. 😁 2w
Leftcoastzen So adorable! 2w
Cinfhen Sweet😻 2w
GingerAntics We used to have one that purred like a freakin motor boat. You could hear it across the room. 2w
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Gemina - The Illuminae Files: | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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What a great, ingenious read?! Perfect sequel to Illuminae. Set on Heimdall Jump Station, a few teenagers have to save the universe.

Love Ella, the little spider and her ALL CAPS! The snarky dialogues are great.

Have already opened the final book in the trilogy.

#MayScavengerHunt - Blue cover, number in (sub)title
@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

LibrarianRyan To me the final book was the weakest, but it was still excellent, and sums everything up nicely. But it has once scene............ 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 2w
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In this prequel short story to Archer's Glass and Steele series Matt is about to duel his grandfather Jed. The Sherrif tries to prevent it.

#GimmeShelter

Somehow I'm in luck with my reads these days. It's the second time that the prompt comes up in the stories.

#MayMovieMagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

rohit-sawant Nice! Love it when prompts pop up like that. 2w
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Simon's Cat | Simon Tofield
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#MayScavengerHunt @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid #MayMadness

Decluttered the living room and then had to sit down and reread this book. 😁

CarolynM My local vet shows some animations of Simon's Cat in the waiting room - always brightens up the visit🙂 2w
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River Cottage Veg Every Day! | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1) believability and editing - honestly, a fiction, no matter what genre, should have a believable plot and characters, and good editing. I find the tiniest inconsistencies and inaccuracies in books and they annoy me. I've bailed on books for their stupid mistakes, no matter how endearing the characters were.
2) mugs, bookmarks, fountain pens,...
3) not really, but I like the tagged
4) RL Stevenson
5) @youneverarrived

Eggs #1–the annoyances can interrupt your engagement in the story 🙁 I can totally relate 2w
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