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Various | Magazines
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Time to gather up our June issues for #MonthlyMagazineBlitz ! How did everyone‘s May blitzing go? My May efforts were nonexistent, due to lots of travel and general May busyness. But I have high hopes for June!

TheBookHippie May 🫣🫣🫣🫣🫣 June will be better. 1d
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Joy | S. S. Miller
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#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

I just love this weekly gratitude practice! Tagging everyone who reads this! 😃

Susanita Happy anniversary! 6d
dabbe Happy Anniversary! 💙💚💙 6d
Jess_Read_This 💐Happy Anniversary!! And what a lovely sounding experience to hear groups singing on the beach. 6d
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LeahBergen Happy Anniversary! 5d
kspenmoll 43 years! Happy anniversary! 5d
BarbaraJean Happy Anniversary!! (I should have put Rebecca on my list, too—it has definitely been bringing me joy!) (edited) 5d
DebinHawaii What a wonderful list of joys! 💛💛💛 Happy Anniversary! 🎉 I can‘t imagine anything more fun & joyful than sea shanties on the beach! (And I need to start Rebecca!) Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 5d
julieclair @BarbaraJean @DebinHawaii Thank you! 💙💖💙 5d
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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is my all-time favorite gift book for any occasion, but particularly for graduates. But for those graduates who already have a copy, I think The Little Things in Life may be my next choice.

What books do you like to give as graduation gifts?

#LitsyLove #LitsyLoveBingo #GraduationGiftBooks
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude @Read4life

dabbe I've never heard of these! I'll have to check them out! 💙💚💙 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great ideas! 6d
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#LitsyLove members, the month of May is flying by! How are your #LitsyLoveBingo cards coming along?
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude @Read4life

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I chuckled my way all the way through this book, which captured so well the exasperation that adult children often feel when dealing with each other and with aging parents. These characters all felt so real! But despite the lighthearted tone, this book deals with some very emotional and poignant subjects, including the turbulent history of Ukraine. Written in 2005, but very timely for our world today.
This was my #ReadOrDonate selection for May.

Daisey I enjoyed this one as well. 7d
julieclair @Daisey 🙂 I thought the humor was wonderfully done. 7d
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Ryhs
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This book, a prequel to Jane Eyre, was fascinating. And so very sad. Unfortunately, I now see Mr. Rochester in a new, and unflattering light. He has been crossed off my #bookboyfriend list.

I really enjoyed reading this with the #hashtagbrigade , excellently hosted (as always) by @BarkingMadRead

#LitsyLoveBingo #FlowersOnTheCover #LitsyLove
#192025 #1966 @Librarybelle
#ReadYourTBR @melissajayne
#ISpyBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Librarybelle I used this for #1966 too! 2w
dabbe Agree 💯! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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We are in Cornwall and Devon this week, and there have been SO many things that brought me joy! To name just 5 (clockwise):
1. Beautifully laid breakfast table
2. Our hotel in the Devon countryside
3. Wildflowers everywhere!
4. Rugged Cornish coast
5. View from our hotel balcony in Cornwall

#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 Someday I hope to be there. If only in my dreams ... 2w
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julieclair @dabbe I hope your dreams come true. 😘 2w
dabbe @julieclair 💙🩵💙 2w
DebinHawaii So many joys in this trip & such gorgeous pictures! 💛💛💛 Thank you for sharing & for spreading the joy! 🤗 2w
mabell Lovely! 2w
Chrissyreadit WOW!!! 1w
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1. I remember my first visit to the public library, at around age 6. I took out a book called The Brownies, and was forever hooked on libraries from then on.

2. If it's a specific title I need, I look first on Everand, Hoopla, Libby, Kindle and Audible. Then I check my library for a physical copy. If I still can't find it, I buy a used copy on Thriftbooks or eBay.

3. The Cornish Wedding Murder.

Thanks for the tag @Eggs !
#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing!! 2w
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A Visit to the Azores: With a Chapter on Madeira | Julia Anne Elizabeth Roundell, Mrs. Charles Roundell
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#WhatsNewWednesday one day late. 😉 First time in the Azores, but it won't be my last, I hope. Absolutely beautiful!
#LitsyLove #LitsyLoveBingo
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life @TieDyeDude

TheBookHippie Oh how wonderful. 3w
KadaGul Wow, this looks 👀 breathtaking 🤩 ☺️and serene 🙂‍↔️. #VacationVibes 3w
Read4life Gorgeous! So glad you enjoyed it. 💙 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 3w
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An intriguing Golden Age mystery. Layers of lies and deception. Each time a new clue dropped, I wanted to shake the characters and yell “figure this out!” Tense, atmospheric, and very entertaining! I enjoyed this #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub read.
#Pantone2024
#ISpyBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Tamra Yes - shake shake shake wake up! 😂 3w
Ruthiella I had this one pretty much sussed by the first chapter! 😆 3w
LeahBergen Even the parrot was yelling, “Figure this out!” 😆😆 3w
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Ruthiella @LeahBergen I know, right?!?! Where do you think the parrot learned that phrase Cynthia? 🦜 🤦‍♀️ 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
julieclair @LeahBergen @Ruthiella I think the parrot may have been the smartest character! 😂🦜 3w
LeahBergen @julieclair Definitely! 😆 3w
Jess_Read_This I‘m just getting into now after a few false starts the past two weeks. And it seems like from the get go everyone has it figured out 😂 2w
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Zorrie | Laird Hunt
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Zorrie is a beautiful example of quiet kindness and continuing to move forward, despite tragedy, sadness, loneliness and disappointment. Written in lovely prose, this novel is reflective and thought-provoking. Meant to be savored - a quick read would not do it justice. A wonderful selection for #SundayBuddyRead, @TheBookHippie . You really manage to find the gems! 👍💙
#Pantone2024 #ReadTheUSA2024 @aperfectmjk

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Saltwater Joys | Dianna Brown
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1. We had a fun night out with neighbors on Monday - sunset cruise and dolphins.?
2. Today is our first of 6 days at sea on our first transatlantic cruise - a longtime bucket list item. ?
3. Video text from our grandsons - ages 4 & 2 - wishing us “ Bon Mivage”! ??
4. Chocolate pot de crème.
5. My dear friend‘s long-awaited retirement. She is so thrilled!

@DebinHawaii

wanderinglynn Have a fabulous trip! 🛳️🗺️💙 4w
Mollyanna Enjoy your cruise. 🚢 4w
mabell Bon Mivage! 🚢😂 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun 🚢 ❤️ 4w
DebinHawaii A wonderful list of joys! 💛💛💛 Have a fabulous time on your cruise! Thank you for sharing the joy! 🤗 4w
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#WondrousWednesday

1- Alligators crossing the road 🐊 (they‘re very active during mating season, staking out new territory), Sea Turtles nesting on the beach 🐢, and The Heritage Golf Tournament, played in my neighborhood. 🏌️‍♂️⛳️

2 - Hands down: Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier - read with the #hashtagbrigade

3 - A Transatlantic cruise!

Thanks for the tag, @Eggs !

Susanita Have a great trip! 1mo
Eggs #1 - I could not abide 🐊 😱!! Have a wonderful cruise! 4w
julieclair @Susanita @Eggs Thank you! 💙💗 4w
julieclair @Eggs They definitely take some getting used to! 4w
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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We are at a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, getting on a cruise ship tomorrow, headed to England! 🛳️ 🌊🇬🇧😃
#WhatsNewWednesday @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life @TieDyeDude

Texreader Fun!!! 1mo
kspenmoll Fabulous!!!!‘ 1mo
Roary47 Ooo have fun! 1mo
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Read4life Wow! Have a wonderful time and share pics! 💙💙 1mo
Sace Have a great trip! 4w
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The President's Hat | Antoine Laurain
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Refreshing, original, uplifting, charming. A testament to the magic of confidence! Written in 2012, but takes place in the 1980‘s, and the references to the trends and technology was a fun throwback. This was my #ReadOrDonate selection for April. Usually I donate them once I‘ve read them, but I‘m keeping this one. 🇫🇷
#ReadYourTBR @melissajayne
#Pantone2024 @BarbaraBB
#BookChain2024 #ISpyBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Pippi Longstocking | Astrid Lindgren
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An absolute delight! I enjoyed Pippi‘s exuberance as much now as I did as a child. I wouldn‘t want to BE Pippi, but I‘d love to have a friend like her!
#ChildrensClassicRead2024 @TheBookHippie

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Hello #LitsyLove members! Here is our May #LitsyLoveBingo board. Have fun with it!

Remember to turn in your April Bingo points to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks to be entered in the drawing for a “Happy”! Be sure to tag her in your post, and use the #LitsyLoveBingo hashtag. Each bingo line is worth one point and a coverall is worth 10 points.

@Read4life @TieDyeDude

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1mo
Princess-Kingofkings Exciting ~ I‘m going to give it a go. 1mo
julieclair @Princess-Kingofkings Yay! Have fun with it! 1mo
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Various | Magazines
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Okay, fellow Blitzers! It‘s time to gather up all our May issues!
How did everyone do in April? Hopefully, better than I did. I just couldn‘t seem to get motivated to read them. 🙄
#MonthlyMagazineBlitz

TheBookHippie I read NONE 👀😵‍💫🤷🏻‍♀️😅 1mo
julieclair @TheBookHippie Well, in that case, I consider myself a rock star! I read TWO! 💪😂😘 1mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I read one and marked a recipe but that's it 1mo
dabbe Magazines? Aren't those just to decorate coffee table books and put in the bathroom bookshelf? 😀 1mo
julieclair @dabbe 👏😂😂😂 1mo
julieclair @Crinoline_Laphroaig So glad to have company in the “not a great magazine month” club. 😘 1mo
Roary47 I‘m not doing so good 😭I‘m thinking I just need to focus on February with its two issues and then bam I‘ll feel accomplished. 😅 1mo
julieclair @Roary47 You can do it! 👍 1mo
Kristin_Reads I thought I finished and then found another one tonight. 😬 1mo
julieclair @Kristin_Reads LOL! No worries. You still have today to zip through it! 😅 1mo
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My May #BookSpin list, ready to go!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Texreader Cute!! 1mo
JamieArc Fun! 1mo
Sleepswithbooks Yayyyyy! What an amazing job you did! 🫶🏻💛💌📬 Love it!!! 1mo
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willaful Very cute!

I played codenames the other day and used the clue “penpal“ for the word “sticker.“ And nobody got it! What kind of lousy pen pals do they have, I wonder? 😂
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1mo
julieclair @Sleepswithbooks Yay! Thank you! As my muse, your approval means a lot. 😃 1mo
julieclair @willaful Any of us would have gotten that clue immediately. Tell your friends they need to join #LitsyLove ! 😂😃 1mo
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My #SeasonalCozies pick for May is The Cornish Wedding Murder, because our wedding anniversary takes place in May, and we will be visiting Cornwall! 💍👰🤵‍♂️🇬🇧

 @OriginalCyn620 and @CoffeeNBooks have already posted their Mother‘s Day themed picks, and @Read4life is continuing with the Calendar Murder Mystery series. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else will be reading!

julieclair For those interested, the link to the optional StoryGraph Challenge is https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/eea8f8fe-5afb-495b-8c57-9c1c5be... 1mo
Librarybelle Still thinking about mine! 1mo
PathfinderNicole I‘m doing this one! 1mo
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kspenmoll @PathfinderNicole Thanks for this suggestion- sounds like a fun mystery! I think I‘ll join you. 1mo
kspenmoll My wedding anniversary is May 18! 1mo
Avanders Oooh and yay! Have fun!! 😄 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig What fun! I think I have Memorial Day cozy stacked. 1mo
ElizaMarie My anniversary is May 22nd 💜🩷🩵 1mo
BookmarkTavern Happy anniversary! 🎉🎉 1mo
JessieKB Happy happy anniversary!!💗💗 I must get back on track this month 🙃 1mo
julieclair @PathfinderNicole @kspenmoll May Day Murder sounds like fun! I haven‘t heard of that series - The Wiccan Wheel. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
julieclair @kspenmoll @ElizaMarie Mine is May 23 💖 We will all be celebrating this month! 🥂 1mo
julieclair @sblbooks That one looks fun. I need a Montana book for #ReadTheUSA. Stacked! 1mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Oh my gosh… this book is SO good! A Five-Star read for sure. Beautiful prose, compelling plot, secrets kept and revealed, masterful foreshadowing, and so atmospheric. Stunning.
Thank you for hosting this, @BarkingMadRead . 💖 I loved reading it with the #hashtagbrigade .
Now I can‘t wait to watch the movie - both the old and new versions.

BarkingMadRead I need to watch the movies as well 1mo
dabbe The old one with Olivier and Fontaine is in my top five movies of all time. 💙🩵💙 1mo
julieclair @dabbe I definitely need to watch that one. I watched the Netflix one last night, and all it did was annoy me. 😆 @BarkingMadRead 1mo
dabbe @julieclair It's free on YouTube! Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1uvgx3NUR0&t=384s
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julieclair @dabbe Oh yay!!! Thank you!!! 🎥🍿😀 1mo
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There are only 8 species of bears alive in the world today. This interesting and thoughtful nonfiction book explores their history, the culture and mythology around them, and the way they interact with humans. The effects of government policies, public perception, and climate change are also explored, through scientific research and anecdotal evidence. Thought-provoking and very readable.
Looking forward to our #Naturalitsy discussion.

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#WondrousWednesday

1. My great aunt and uncle, who were like grandparents to me. 💙

2. My husband, sons, daughter-in-law, nephew and nieces. 💝💗🥰

3. The Little family in Stuart Little. The parents loved Stuart unconditionally, even when they didn‘t quite understand him.

Thanks for the tag, @Eggs ! Want to play, @julesG @Laughterhp @AmyK1 @Tamra @Gissy @ElizaMarie ?

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🩵 1mo
julieclair @eggs 💙💙 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#LitsyLove members… one more week to work on your April #LitsyLoveBingo boards! Have fun!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life @TieDyeDude

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1mo
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Happy Book | Buenos Aires, Argentina (Bookstore)
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@mabell @Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks Looking forward to our next round of #HappyFiction 🙂 Here are some choices.

Are we starting in May, or taking a catch-up month? Snail mail or StoryGraph? 🤔

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Thanks for posting!!! I have also been thinking about this (even though I haven't yet read Willows or even checked SG to see if any of you have 😂). While there were things I did like about SG, I think overall I preferred sending the books in the mail. I'm down for another round either way. Thoughts? @Chrissyreadit @mabell 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Also my personal vote is for The Smile of a Stranger because I have really wanted to read some of Aiken's other historical novels, but I haven't read any of these so I would be happy to try any!! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks i agree i like sending better- i think i would like if we tried a little book journal, to jot down as we read or at end of book… also still have to read wind in the willows. 1mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m good with Aiken! 1mo
julieclair @Chrissyreadit I love the book journal idea! How exactly would that work? Would we write in that, instead of in the margins? And I assume it would travel with the book? @mabell @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
mabell @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit Well friends, I‘ve been in a quandary - I am not able to keep up with our reading, but I also don‘t want to miss out on our lovely group. Realistically, I‘m afraid I just won‘t be able to join in. 😕 1mo
Chrissyreadit @julieclair yes we would write in notebook instead of margins. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @mabell I understand busy! is there something that would make it more manageable? 1mo
mabell @Chrissyreadit Only not actually reading the book 🤣 1mo
julieclair @mabell I totally get it. You are in a season right now where free time for reading is hard to come by. Our group has indeed been so special, and our friendships can continue, group or no group. I can imagine how hard it was for you to decide you needed to leave, and I know we all respect that decision, even if it makes us a bit sad. The end of an era, lol! 💙💝💙😘 @Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit I think we‘re all struggling a bit to keep up with the reading - witness the fact that none of us have started Wind in the Willows yet. (Although I definitely intend to read it, because it has been on my TBR forever.) Do we want to say a sweet goodbye to our group? Or continue it with just the three of us? 1mo
Chrissyreadit I am happy to continue- or take a break- or discontinue- I enjoy a group of light reads, even though my brain is not reading the way it did a few years ago. But i also know it can be one more thing for some people. Like every other situation i‘m finding i read the books in chunks, and when i “get into” the book it‘s easy to finish but slow starts even for good books are sometimes challenging me these days (more than they used to) tWITW is on seria 1mo
Chrissyreadit @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks i forgot to tag in above comment 🤪 1mo
julieclair @Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks What if we were to continue, mailing the books and with a journal, but at a leisurely pace? For example, I would read the Aiken book, making notes in the journal. Whenever I finished it, I‘d mail it to Sarah. When she finished, she‘d mail it to Chrissy. When Chrissy finished, she‘d mail it back to me. Then I‘d choose a new book, and use the same journal. By using the same journal, we‘d get to see what those who⬇️ 1mo
julieclair came after us wrote about the prior book. No monthly pressure, just read at our own pace, or DNF if we can‘t get into it. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @julieclair i love that idea- and also ok with if we haven‘t started in the end of 4 weeks just mail or communicate? sometimes i do better with an end date- and sometimes having 6 weeks has helped. 1mo
mabell @julieclair Yes! It was a difficult decision, and it had made me sad. Our group and our books kept me company through many appointments! ❤️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @julieclair @Chrissyreadit - I love the idea of staying focused on one book, although maybe when the book gets back to Julie, she goes ahead and mails just the notebook to me and then I start with a new book, just so one person isn't in charge of providing all the books? haha we can work that out as we go along. I'm super flexible and love to see our group continue in some form. This would put us more at one book per quarter. No pressure @mabell 1mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) but just curious if that is a pace that would be more sustainable for you? I totally understand if not - sometimes life has to take priority over reading (so annoying haha)

So basically, I'm up for whatever, but I do really like the notebook idea!!
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Chrissyreadit I think that sounds great! @TheAromaofBooks @julieclair 1mo
mabell @TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit @julieclair I would love to stay in the group! Even if I don‘t get to the book, I could at least enjoy the journal comments 😂 1mo
Chrissyreadit @mabell YAY!!!! @TheAromaofBooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 @julieclair 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @mabell - Flipping through the journal could help you decide if the book is worth reading! 😂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit @julieclair @mabell - So Julie, are you good with finding a journal and picking the book to set us off on our new round of reading?? A heavy responsibility on your shoulders 😂 1mo
julieclair Yay @mabell ! 😁🎉😄🎊🙌🎉🎉🎉🎉 And yes, @TheAromaofBooks , I‘m up to the task! 💪 I really love the journal idea, @Chrissyreadit ! ✍️📝 I think we have a great plan. We‘ll start with Aiken‘s The Smile of the Stranger. We‘ll mail in our usual order, Julie-Sarah-Elizabeth-Chrissy-Julie. Once the book & journal get back to me, I‘ll mail the journal to Sarah, and she can start our next round. Hooray for our happy little group! 🥰 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Love it when a plan comes together!!! 1mo
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Roll the Dice | Robbie Cox
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My #Roll100 selections for May! 🌸🌼🌸

Thanks for hosting, @PuddleJumper 😀

Tamra I hope you enjoy Fortnight! 1mo
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 1mo
julieclair @Tamra I‘m really looking forward to it. It looks ssoooo much like my kind of book! 1mo
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This was #24 in the China Bayles series, but the first one I‘ve read. The author did a good job of filling in pertinent past information, so I never felt lost. I enjoyed the mystery, and the bits-and-pieces way clues were revealed. I will read more of this series. Set in April in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this was a last-minute substitution for #SeasonalCozies. Hoopla snatched my original choice back after I‘d only read 2 chapters! 🙃

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Oh my goodness! What a lovely surprise arrived in my mailbox today! Thank you, thank you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life @TieDyeDude ! #LitsyLove is the best! 🥰

AmyG Enjoy! This series is awesome! (edited) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! So happy you like it! ❤️📚 1mo
Read4life Such a good series! Enjoy! 💙💙💙 1mo
julieclair @Amy @Read4life I fully intend to enjoy! 😃😘 1mo
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Lunchtime | Rebecca Cobb
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It's a beautiful day, and the pollen has finally calmed down, so I've decided to enjoy my lunch on the front porch. A #FavoriteReadingSpot for me!
#LitsyLoveBingo #LitsyLove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude @Read4life

Tamra So lovely! 1mo
Deblovestoread 💜🌸💜 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lovely porch ❤️ 1mo
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#WondrousWednesday

🌸 More time to do crafts

🌸 Less passwords - I waste so much time recording them, losing them, looking them up, resetting them

🌸 Keeping my two rambunctious boys alive until adulthood (kidding not kidding) 🤪

Thanks for the tag, @Eggs !

If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged! 😀

Eggs I‘m with you on # 2.🤨 1mo
kspenmoll #2, yes! 1mo
dabbe #3: 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
SarahDWriter Given that God is good, and the cosmos works mysteriously, to give blessings and light to all seekers of truth I will be vulnerable in this post today. Sometimes writing has real value and someone wants to read it, if it is heartfelt but also well-placed and interesting! So as a writer who has been on some sort of journey which at some magical moments was spiritual

1. Love. 2. Luck & Support 3. Sweet Thing Called Pocket Munny
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julieclair @SarahDWriter God is indeed good. May you continue to be blessed on your journey as a writer. 💝 1mo
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Our 9-month-old great-nephew came to visit! (He brought his parents, too. 😉) It was such a joy to witness his first sight of the ocean, first time he put his toes in the sand and waves. 🌊🏖️☀️💙

#WhatsNewWednesday #LitsyLove #LitsyLoveBingo
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life @TieDyeDude

KadaGul Little Man 👀 like he is enjoying water 💦 and family. 1mo
Ruthiella Adorable! 🥰 1mo
kspenmoll How wonderful! So happy for you all! 1mo
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mabell How fun! 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Chrissyreadit Love this! 1mo
Gissy 😍🌊💙💙💙 1mo
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Ruthiella That‘s quite a stack! You can do it! 👍 1mo
julieclair @Ruthiella Thank you! I‘m glad one of us has confidence in me! 😂😘 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m intimidated by 😳 1mo
julieclair @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am, too. I keep avoiding it, which of course only puts me further in jeopardy of not finishing it before my irl book club meeting. Actually, I‘m intimidated by Chunksters in general if I have to read them on a deadline. 1mo
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Way too many coincidences in this one to suit me. But still a fun read!
#NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Librarybelle No matter what, they are fun reads! 1mo
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TheBookHippie Oh I enjoyed The Feather Thief! 1mo
TheBookHippie Gardner Heist fascinates me .. 1mo
julieclair @TheBookHippie I have never looked at a bird the same way again! 🪶🦜🦩🦚 1mo
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TheBookHippie @julieclair or HATS WITH FEATHERS!!! 1mo
julieclair @TheBookHippie If I ever get to Boston, I definitely want to visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 1mo
julieclair @TheBookHippie Yes! Hats with feathers. 😱😢 1mo
Kitta I loved the feather thief! 1mo
Eggs Both of these sound really good👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
julieclair @Kitta 😀😀 1mo
julieclair @Eggs 💙💙 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1mo
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JamieArc Thanks for tagging your books! I stacked a couple 😊 1mo
squirrelbrain Ooh, haven‘t heard of any of these…off to look them up now! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great choices, thanks! 1mo
Megabooks Thanks for nominating! Nice choices! 1mo
julieclair @JamieArc @squirrelbrain I think all our TBR stacks are going to grow exponentially during this process! 🤪📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 1mo
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Searching for Eternity | Elizabeth Musser
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Set primarily in 1940s France and 1960s Atlanta, this book is a testament to the strength of the human spirit to survive despite unimaginable circumstances and suffering. It realistically portrays the different ways survivors deal with the after effects of such suffering, and showcases how time, faith, determination, hard work, and love (both human and divine) can help the slow process of healing. Tough but worthwhile reading. Christian Fiction.

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#WondrousWednesday a day late. ☺️ Thanks for the tag, @Eggs ! This was really fun to think about.

#LitsyLove #LitsyLoveBingo

Eggs 1-French detective w broken heart LOL Literal! Thanks for joining in🥰🥰 Love the collage👌🏼🙌🏻 (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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TheBookHippie Lovely covers!!! ♥️ 2mo
Bklover Me too! 2mo
Eggs Aw sweet! I‘ve never read these! 2mo
MaureenMc I loved these as a kid! 🥰 2mo
LeahBergen Look at those cute covers! 2mo
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I have quite a nice variety in my #ReadYourKindle books this month! @CBee

Deblovestoread Love Help Thanks Wow! Life changing for me. 💜🙏💜 2mo
CBee I love Anne Lamott so much ♥️ 2mo
julieclair @Deblovestoread @CBee Love these positive comments! This will be the first book of hers that I have read, but I hear people mention her books often. 💙 2mo
LeahBergen I hope you like Thrush Green 🤞 2mo
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#SpringSkies #AboutArt @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I am reading this book as a year-long read, 2 masterpieces per week. I‘m learning so much! Rick Steves writes in a very reader-friendly style, explaining why each piece is important. It‘s like a mini Art History class!

Eggs What a wonderful idea 🖼️ 2mo
Desha Love this! 💗 2mo
mabell Great idea! 2mo
julieclair @Eggs @Desha @mabell Because I‘m reading the book so slowly, I think I‘m retaining more of the info than I would if I read it straight through. This old brain needs time for stuff to sink in, lol. 😂 2mo
Eggs @julieclair I hear ya🤪 2mo
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If anyone is interested in tracking your #BookedInTime reading, I have created a Booked In Time Challenge on StoryGraph. It is not a public challenge (so it won‘t show up in a search on SG), but anyone with the link can join:

https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/f6f6ac21-909a-4d7e-9e1c-2084aab...

Feel free to join! 🙂

Deblovestoread Love this! Thank you. 💜🌸💜 2mo
thegreensofa Wow, thank you! Brilliant! 🤩👏🏻 2mo
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rwmg Do you have to be a member of storygraph? 2mo
julieclair @rwmg I don‘t know. But it is free to join. 2mo
julieclair @Deblovestoread @thegreensofa You‘re welcome! I love to use SG to keep track of books I want to read for future monthly prompts. 2mo
Cuilin @julieclair this is fabulous, thanks. Joined. 2mo
Amiable Sweet! 2mo
dabbe Yahoo and thank you! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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It has been years since I read this book, but I remember loving it.

#SpringSkies Animal POV #LitsyLove @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs My choice too #greatminds 2mo
forestandcrow I cried over this book and movie. The dogs purpose is a great series too. 2mo
julieclair @Eggs 🤓😀 2mo
julieclair @forestandcrow I haven‘t seen the movie, but I shed some tears over the book, too. 2mo
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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Mesmerizing. Brutal. Poignant. And so very important. I am so glad I read this book.

#EuropaCollective

jlhammar Me too. Great review! 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ 2mo
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BarbaraBB Wow. That nails it! 2mo
tpixie Yes! 2mo
julieclair @tpixie Thanks! 💙 2mo
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An uplifting story of group of women coming together to support each other through the dark days of World War II in war-torn Kent, England. Watching these typical, normal village women find their inner strength and grow in independence, while also caring for each other, is so inspiring. Most of the women are flawed, some are not likable, and many of them make mistakes, but they all persevere, doing the best they can in extraordinary times. ⬇️

julieclair A very realistic-feeling portrayal of life on the Home Front during the war.

This was my #ReadOrDonate choice for March.
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By Fire, By Water | Mitchell James Kaplan
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My choice for #BookedInTime this month is By Fire, By Water. I know very little about the #SpanishInquisition , so this should be an interesting read. @Cuilin

Cuilin I like the cover. This is a new to me era mostly too. 2mo
julieclair @Cuilin Just fyi, I have created a challenge on StoryGraph to track my #BookedInTime reading. It‘s not a public challenge (so won‘t show up in searches on SG), but I can share the link with other people. Do you think any of our other Booked-in-Timers might like to use that? 2mo
Cuilin @julieclair yes! Sounds fantastic!! 2mo
julieclair @Cuilin Great! Here‘s the link: https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/f6f6ac21-909a-4d7e-9e1c-2084aab... I‘ll create another post (maybe tomorrow) and tag everyone. 2mo
Cuilin @julieclair perfect!!! 😍 2mo
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Whew! This was a hard choice! I really wanted to say “both” on every question. 😂
Thanks for the tag, @Eggs

Want to play, @Gissy @Arvena ?

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🩷💜🩷 2mo
julieclair @Eggs Thanks for hosting! 😘 2mo
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Cruise | Suzanne Vermeer
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TheSpineView Awesome! Love cruises 🛳 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful! My daughter is on a cruise now! 2mo
Read4life Looks amazing! My son is living in the Caribbean now. 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Oooo so fun!!! 2mo
julieclair @TheSpineView They are my favorite way to travel. 2mo
julieclair @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope she has a fabulous time! 2mo
julieclair @Read4life I hope you get to visit him often! 🏝️ 2mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks It really was! 😃 2mo
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