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krismlars

Joined May 2016

Reading📚 every spare minute! A North Dakotan by birth, a Coloradan at heart, and now a Bostonian at work. New parent to two orange kittens🐈🐈
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Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
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Troubled Blood | Robert Galbraith
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I was a little let down by the 4th book in the series, but I‘m immediately hooked on this one. It‘s a 32 hour audiobook! But I‘ll get a lot of listening time this weekend when I take a road trip to Pennsylvania for my cousin‘s 1st birthday party.

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This photo was taken on Oct 16, 2018, and the memory has inspired me to FINALLY read the book. Just in time to get her newest book😋

Smartypants I just finished this today so I can be ready for the new one! She‘s the best! 2mo
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I bid farewell to my Jeep yesterday. I don‘t know why I‘m sad, because I have a fabulous new vehicle, and I will see the Renegade again. She‘s returning to Colorado to be driven by my mom and nephews.

AmyG I get it. I was so so sad when we sold my Prius. 2mo
Leftcoastzen I get it too. (edited) 2mo
SamAnne I have a white renegade! Stick shift. (edited) 2mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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A beautiful day in Massachusetts, but I‘m mentally in Montana.

Tamra Yes….front range please. 2mo
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Virtual book readings are not ideal, because I cherish my personalized author signatures, but I'm still happy to listen to this conversation between Amor Towles and Ann Patchett.

Sumi Lincoln Highway is the Main Street in my town. Makes me want to read the book just for that! 2mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Jogging and audiobooking, before the rain

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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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We listened to more than 3 hours of this book today!

Leftcoastzen So cute !😻😻 2mo
Megabooks I‘m about 9 hours in. Enjoying it but it‘s so long!! 2mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Reading on the couch with one of my orange ladies

HeyT Your cat looks a lot like my Simon! 😻 2mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 2mo
Leftcoastzen She makes me smile ! Go gingers ! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole So pretty! 2mo
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The Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
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My family has been telling me that I need to watch the show. But I gotta read it first, duh

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It‘s cute enough when she sits behind me and purrs, but then she puts the little paw on my shoulder!

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 10mo
Catsandbooks My one cat does the same thing! So cute! 10mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Hurrying to finish this book before it‘s due back to the library. I was very excited to read this one but it‘s letting me down a bit. (I think the kittens are confused by my staying in bed all morning.)

Leftcoastzen 😻😻 10mo
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Same, Lou. Same.

Lauram That floofy belly! 😻 10mo
Lcsmcat 😻😻😻 10mo
valeriegeary Oh my gosh 🤗😍 10mo
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britt_brooke 😂 10mo
kspenmoll 🤣😻 10mo
AmyG 💕🤣 10mo
Soubhiville ❤️🥰 10mo
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Can kittens read upside down?

Texreader Pretty sure they can! ❤️🐈 10mo
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Giver of Stars | Jojo Moyes
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New glasses! They‘re so different from my last pair, and it‘s taking some getting used to. I‘m listening to this book and REALLY into it. Tough lady librarians delivering books on horseback👍🏻 I like the narration a lot.

RamsFan1963 I know what you mean, I recently got new glasses and they are bifocals, so I'm struggling to adjust when I need to look when it's close or far away from me. 10mo
Eyelit They look great 💜👓 10mo
krismlars @RamsFan1963 I had my previous glasses for 5 years, so these lenses are stronger but they‘re also larger. Bifocals are weird in a totally different way! 10mo
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krismlars Thanks @Eyelit 10mo
BookishMarginalia Looking good! 10mo
Megabooks Very pretty! 10mo
Tamra They look great and it does take awhile to adjust! 10mo
marleed They look great on you! 10mo
wanderinglynn They look great! 10mo
MelKelsey Love them 10mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I love the color of them!! I need new glasses soon-ish. Where did you get them? 10mo
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I LOVE it when Margaret Catwood unplugs my lamp while I‘m reading and everything goes dark. THANKS. But about the book...I‘m nearing the end, needing to finish before book club on Monday. It‘s very fitting that we‘ll discuss it on a day commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. I read the chapter ‘The Nazis and the acceleration of caste‘ the day before the invasion of the US Capitol. The connection between the reading and the insurrection is chilling.

squirrelbrain Love your cat‘s name! What‘s the other one called? 11mo
BookishMarginalia Agreed. Your #CatsofLitsy are gorgeous! 11mo
Eggbeater Great name! Beautiful cats! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Margaret Catwood!! Genius! 😍 11mo
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I‘m reading Caste for a book club next week, but I need a break, so Margaret Catwood and I are turning our attention to this one. (Louisa May Alcatt is here too😸)

Chrissyreadit Love the names ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat, and wonderful names! 😺 11mo
Mynameisacolour 😻😻😻 11mo
Christine Yes, best names! 11mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Came across this on a jog the other day, and I‘m still puzzling over it. Kind of like this book - I have no idea what it is, but I‘m so intrigued!

Brooke_H Me too! 11mo
tournevis Isn't this the rotating part inside a jet engine? 11mo
Leftcoastzen I kinda thought jet engine too! 11mo
Cathythoughts An intriguing & beautiful book I think ✨ 11mo
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Did you chew on this, or was it your sister? Luckily, I have many more bookmarks. But Louisa May Alcatt also chews on the books!

HeyT I so love an orange tabby 😻 11mo
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I told myself I would start studying again today, no more procrastination! But I only studied about 30 minutes out of a planned 2 hours. Instead, I‘m reading my second book of 2021.

lazydaizee Second book already ! This one looks good. 11mo
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The Exiles: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Reading my first book of 2021!

melissajayne I really enjoyed that one when I read it in November. 11mo
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Not gonna lie, I‘ve had a TV crush on him for years. The book is funny, too! I respond well to his type of humor, and he also seems very intelligent. I don‘t think I‘ve ever finished a classic Russian novel, but he has inspired me.

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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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#3books that I DNF‘d

CoffeeNBooks I DNF'ed The Poisonwood Bible, also. A friend gave me her copy to read, so I tried a few times to get into the story, but just couldn't. 1y
RamsFan1963 I liked The Fountainhead, but I admit it's not an easy book to enjoy 1y
krismlars @CoffeeNBooks I have read/tried three of her books and only liked one. I know a lot of people love TPB but I just couldn‘t. 1y
krismlars @RamsFan1963 I tried The Fountainhead 2 or 3 times. I think I even got so far as 75% done the last time. That was also about 20 years ago-maybe I‘d be able to appreciate it more now but I finally gave away my copy. 1y
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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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I‘ve watched the newest episode of Great British Baking Show, and now I‘m trying to get some reading in, but I‘d really rather go to sleep. What has happened to me, going to bed at 10:00 on a Friday night?! The girls are usually waking up right about now, to chase and savagely attack each other. (Also, I think they‘ve eaten/destroyed/lost my RBG earrings👎🏻)

Leftcoastzen This is such a cute photo! The quiet before the storm.😻 1y
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The Accident: A Novel | Linwood Barclay
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The reading chair has a new purpose😻😻

BooksCoffeeNurse Sooooo cute! 😻 1y
rubyslippersreads The best purr-pose it could possibly have. 😸 1y
BookwormAHN Cuties 😻 1y
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Leftcoastzen Adorable!😻😻 1y
kspenmoll Sweet !!! 1y
wanderinglynn Too cute! 🐱❤️ 1y
TheSpineView Awww...🧡🐾 1y
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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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Positives about allergy testing: extra reading time, and knowing that some relief is near. Negatives about allergy testing: 5 days of misery without antihistamine, followed by 13 little needles in your arm.

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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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Book readings aren‘t the same in the time of Covid, but at least it‘s been signed🖊

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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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Lazy Sunday morning reading with Louisa May Alcatt and Margaret Catwood. #kittensoflitsy

kspenmoll Love their names! We have Edgar Allan Poe & Emily Dickinson, courtesy of the HS English teacher who fostered them. 1y
kspenmoll Their color is beautiful! 1y
AlaMich 😻😻 1y
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Soubhiville Orange tabbies are the sweetest! I love them ❤️. 1y
Soubhiville @Eyelit and @ThePageantHam have you seen these two lovelies and their names? 1y
Chelsea.Poole Cuties 😸😸 1y
rachelm Omg love them and their names! 1y
cariashley 😻😻 1y
Eyelit CUTE!! 😍 1y
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A little light reading about corpses while I get pampered.

Reviewsbylola I love her books! 1y
krismlars @Reviewsbylola this is my first time reading her, but I recently 'attended' a book reading that she moderated and was delighted by her. She is really entertaining! 1y
DimeryRene I loved this one! Also her first. 1y
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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After 10 days, I‘ve finally decided on names! Top: Louisa May Alcatt, most likely to be called Lou or Lulu. Bottom: Margaret Catwood (shamelessly stolen from Internet search), nickname options of Mags, Peggy, Maggie, Meg, or MC, etc. Margaret Catwood is taking longer to warm up to me than Lou, but we‘ll get there. #kittensoflitsy

SW-T LOL! Love those names! 🥰🐈 1y
reading_rainbow Great names!!💛💛💛 1y
merelybookish Great names! Margaret Atwood goes by Peggy. 🙂 1y
Chrissyreadit 👏🎉🙌 1y
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The 1st chapter hit close to home, as I‘ve had my dad and 2 cats cremated since June 2020. I would have felt better about the process if I could have spent more time with Dad‘s body, or had a ceremony like that at the outdoor pyre in Colorado. This urn contains some of Dad‘s ashes that I sometimes bring with me when I travel. Here, at Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda in February. I know it‘s a little weird but it makes me feel more connected to him.

kspenmoll I do not think it is weird at all. I‘m sure he is happy to travel with you.💕💕 1y
wanderinglynn I don‘t find it weird at all. ❤️ I lost my dad in 2010. I completely understand. 1y
Megabooks There‘s no one right way with the death of a pet or family member. There is the best choice for you. As a veterinarian, I have seen grief expressed a lot of ways, and they‘re all valid. 1y
Branwen It's not weird at all! *hugs* I wear cremation jewelry that carry my kitty's ashes so I can always have her near me! 💖 1y
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Reading about twins, so it seems like a good time to introduce my new kittens that are nearly identical. It‘s been a week now, but I haven‘t decided on names yet. The girls are definitely comfortable in the apartment, and slowly warming up to me. I still miss Squeak, but it‘s such a joy to watch these two wildlings play and cuddle.

rachelm Such beauties! Looking forward to more kitty pix! 😻 1y
Bookwormjillk 😻😻 1y
KatieDid927 So cute! 1y
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Megabooks I am really shocked they‘re both female, but they‘re very cute!! (I‘m shocked because most orange tabbies are male.) 💖💖 Some orange tabby fun facts: https://www.litter-robot.com/blog/2018/09/01/8-orange-tabby-cat-facts/ (edited) 1y
krismlars @Megabooks thanks for the link! I know they had a brother, but I never saw a photo of him. I‘ve always wanted an orange cat, because of my great-grandma‘s cat named Goldie (a male). 1y
Chelsea.Poole Adorable! 1y
LiteraryinLawrence What cuties! Congrats on the new additions to your family. 💜 What names are in the running? 1y
Leftcoastzen They are adorable!😻 1y
wanderinglynn Too cute! ❤️🐱❤️🐱 1y
Catsandbooks So precious!! Can't wait to hear what you decide to name these cuties! 💕 1y
merelybookish OMG! They are adorable! I love orange tabbies. Can't wait to hear their names. 😻 1y
krismlars @LiteraryinLititz @Catsandbooks @merelybookish (they just knocked over some books haha) My first ideas were from The Good Place - Tahani and Kamilah, or I thought Janet and Bad Janet would be so clever but not really fair to one. Next, Maple or Ginger (Gigi?) and Marigold (Goldie). Then Margaret Catwood and Louisa May Alcatt. From GOT, Ygritte (Iggy?) and Osha, because they‘re Wildlings. And now I‘m back to Marigold and Gingersnap. 🤯 1y
Catsandbooks I love the Good Place so my vote is Tahani and Kamilah, but I also think Marigold and Ginger is really cute! 😊 1y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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I had to put my sweet Squeak to sleep on Aug 4th. I haven‘t posted about it because I‘ve been too sad. It was so difficult to say goodbye to a pet that I‘ve spent 18 years loving. But today I adopted two little kittens, so I think it‘s time to share about Squeak. She won‘t be forgotten any time soon, but I hope to share some pics of my new girls in the next couple days. You know, when they stop hiding under the bed😺😺

BookwormDownUnder So sorry to hear!! It's just the most heartbreaking experience. Hope the new girls keep you smiling!!
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Jess Oh, I am so sorry. It really is the worst. Here‘s to your new little ones. 1y
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 1y
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Jas16 I am so sorry 1y
Bianca I'm so sorry. That's awful. 1y
xicanti I‘m so sorry about Squeak. 1y
krismlars @BookwormDownUnder @Jess @Librarybelle @Jas16 @Bianca @xicanti thank you everyone. I know a lot of people understand the pain of losing a pet! 1y
quietjenn I'm so sorry 💙 1y
CarolynM I'm so sorry💙 Lovely to have new kittens😻 1y
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss 😘 Sending you lots of love ❤️ Hope the kittens bring you much needed joy 😍📚📖 1y
TheSpineView So sorry! It is like losing a family member because they are family. I know your new fur babies will bring you lots of joy. 1y
BookwormM Sorry for your loss and a big welcome to the new additions 1y
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It | Stephen King
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Cooler temps this week allowed me to bake banana bread, while listening to an audiobook😁

Trashcanman Which one has the poison in it? 1y
Avanders 👆🏽😂 @Trashcanman (edited) 1y
TheSpineView Yum!😊 1y
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It | Stephen King
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I may never read a physical edition of a Stephen King novel again, with such good narration. This is my 5th King audiobook in Summer 2020!

BookwormAHN I've definitely become partial to the audiobooks and It is one of the best 🖤 1y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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I began by reading this on the Kindle app but quickly tired of the format. My dear friend was nice enough to lend me her beautiful hardcover edition! The reading of the lyrics wouldn‘t be as enjoyable for me if I hadn‘t been listening to the album on repeat for a few weeks.

CindyMyLifeIsLit I just bought this—it is beautiful! 1y
Kenyazero It‘s such a beautiful book! A real eye candy buy. 1y
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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As with the last book I finished, I‘m listening to the audiobook from the library instead of reading the hardcover on my shelf. I really liked Flight Behavior but DNF‘d The Poisonwood Bible. I‘m happy to be listening to the author‘s voice.

sprainedbrain I just adore listening to Kingsolver read her work! 1y
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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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The audiobook kick continues...I‘m liking this book more than I did Doctor Zhivago! The book and its author are at the center of the story. I liked the 1965 movie, but the book was another matter. I‘ve read very little Russian lit, but I think it‘s possible that it‘s just not for me. I‘m liking the narration, but it took me some time to realize that there are 3 perspectives, not just 2. Perhaps that wouldn‘t have happened with a physical book.

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Anne of Avonlea | L M Montgomery
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Reading at the beach! ⛱🚤🐠🦀

BacklistReader I‘m planing to read this one later this month. 1y
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That moment when your real life collides with the book you started listening to yesterday. I wondered about the title of this book, but I guess I didn‘t really understand it until the term came up during my study session tonight. I skipped over this book when it came out, because I had already read She Said, but it‘s equally fascinating and has additional info. I can‘t decided if I like Farrow‘s accents on the audiobook or not🤔

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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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Discovering new authors! Second book reading of last night. Both Lindsay and Caitlin Doughty were lovely, smart, and bad ass.

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First of two virtual book readings last night. Hope is currently living in Oslo and was in conversation with Barbara Kingsolver in Virginia. I loved Lab Girl, and will definitely read this new one. I‘m at a bit of a crossroads in my chemistry career-I‘ve decided to take the Patent Office exam, so I expect to be out of the lab in 6 months. I have a lot of studying ahead of me, and little time for reading. Scared but excited!

DebinHawaii That‘s really exciting! Good luck on the exam! 💜 1y
julesG Good luck on the exam! 1y
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Utopia Avenue | David Mitchell
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I get to virtually meet a favorite author tonight!

CrowCAH Awesome that‘s an amazing experience!!! 1y
wanderinglynn Very cool! What an awesome experience. 1y
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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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For a second, I forgot which book I was reading😝. It‘s not Hogwarts!

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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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First time at a nail salon in almost 5 months! There are a lot of restrictions in place to keep everyone safe😷👍🏻

Texreader I felt very safe when I went to get mine done about a month ago. I appreciate the shops that are doing so much to keep us safe. It‘s nice to give them business, hoping they‘ll survive 1y
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Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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My audiobook phase continues! I have a signed hardcover, but I‘m taking advantage of available titles at the library.

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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Bill‘s diagnosis is breaking my heart💔. And I already know what happens to him because I listened to The Outsider first.

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Anne of Avonlea | L M Montgomery
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“How quiet the woods are today...not a murmur except that soft wind purring in the treetops! It sounds like surf on a faraway shore. How dear the woods are! You beautiful trees! I love every one of you as a friend.” This is Bubba. He gently carried me on a trail through some woods today. It wasn‘t exactly quiet, but it felt so good to be out in nature. Anne even crossed my mind while I was atop the horse.

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I have discovered the voice of Will Patton (thanks to my wonderful friend Bonnie) and am listening to my third audiobook in one week. (That‘s very unlike me, but it allows me to read AND play mindless games on my Switch. Multitasking!) I guess I went a bit out of order, as I listened to The Outsider first, but now I‘m cruising through the Bill Hodges trilogy. Kind of obsessed!

Kali I multi-task, too! I love to listen to audio books while I crochet! I just finished listening to this book, my first time listening to this particular reader. I greatly enjoyed him. 11mo
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