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Joined May 2018

Goodreads: laur89 📝 | Bibliophile 📚 | Teacher 👩🏻‍🏫 | Ravenclaw 🦅 | Coffee Lover ☕️ | Disney Fanatic 🏰 |
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Making Comics | Scott McCloud
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Which type of reader are you? I‘m definitely a realist. 🤓😂

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Etsy | Marianna Hart
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Reaching out to my community of Littens. I‘ve just opened an Etsy shop of my recent doodles! I would love for you all to check it out and spread the word. Any advice from other Etsy sellers would be appreciated as well. Much love! 💙 Shop link: https://etsy.me/3qO7LMW

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Untitled | Unknown
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Does anyone support any literacy organizations/charities? I want to give some love to groups that promote children‘s literacy! ❤️📚

wanderinglynn I‘ve supported Project Night Night (https://www.projectnightnight.org), although it‘s not strictly a literacy charity. I‘ve also supported Books for Africa (https://www.booksforafrica.org) & NaNoWriMo (https://nanowrimo.org) that supports literacy through young writers‘ programs. 7mo
vivastory The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis does a lot of community outreach promoting literacy as well as hosting outstanding events & literary spaces
https://loft.org/
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BookNAround Promising Pages is a really good one. 7mo
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Looking for audiobook recommendations! I‘ve been enjoying nonfiction books lately, including the tagged book, Sorry I‘m Late, I Didn‘t Want to Come, and God Bless This Mess. I want to find more home improvement, health/wellness, and funny or relatable memoirs/self-help books. Bonus if it‘s read by a great narrator or the author! #audiobook #audiobooks #audio #carreads

sblbooks It's definitely not funny, but it's a must-read. 8mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Addicting. 11/5 ⭐️. Even though the story is heavily post-apocalyptic, it‘s still so human in the way the character‘s lives overlap & the survivors find ways to begin again while remembering their old lives. Mandel writes the characters so well that I almost forgot it centered around a pandemic. I could (and will) talk about this book to everyone I know!

P.S. I definitely set this as my laptop screen as it was giving me post-Georgia Flu vibes…

AmyG I am also enjoying the HBO show. I think it‘s really well done. (So far at 4 episodes) 8mo
laur89 @AmyG It‘s on my list to watch! I‘m looking forward to it. 8mo
CuriousG Love this book! I just started watching the series today...I've already cried. 8mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I haven‘t been able to put this down since I started it last night! I‘m already on chapter 19. Something about the parallel between this epidemic and the current state of the world is really drawing me in to the story. I like how there‘s a balance of times before and during the Collapse. Definitely a page turner!

Megabooks My all-time favorite book! 💜 8mo
ItsAnotherJen Great book!! 8mo
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The Red Notebook | Antoine Laurain
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The story was okay, but it didn‘t pull me in. I‘m glad it was short because it definitely was enough. I think I liked the idea of the story better than how it was written.

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Super cute and sweet book to kick off the new year. Any story with “book” in the title is usually a pick for me! Nina is relatable and the author did a great job of easily transporting me into Nina‘s life in Larchmont. If you want a quick and easy read with humor, romance, trivia facts, and plenty of literary nods, this one is for you! ❤️👓📚🐱

LiteraryinLawrence I really loved this one. It helped me through my low point at the start of Covid. 9mo
laur89 @LiteraryinLawrence It‘s definitely a feel good book! It reminded me of Colgan‘s The Bookshop on the Corner. 9mo
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My #JanuaryTBR was picked by fellow Littens and my furry buddy! My goal is read at least 22 books in #2022 😊 #tbr #goodreads #beatthebacklist #mountTBR

TheSpineView That face!💜🐾 9mo
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Last book of 2021 ✔️ Absolutely would recommend. It‘s a combination of suspense, drama, mystery, and romance. I loved it even more because it took me back through the streets of Barcelona. Daniel & Julián are intricate, complex characters who remind you of the importance of honesty and trust, and the power of words. R.I.P. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Gracias por compartir tus talentos con el mundo.

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Trying something new for #JanuaryTBR!

Please look at my #Goodreads #TBR and comment your favorite book below. I‘ll pick 3 from the most recommended titles!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/53700430?shelf=to-read&sort=title&order=a

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TheLudicReader Bel Canto and All the Bright Places are both excellent. 9mo
mdm139 Bird Box and The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 9mo
BarbaraJean The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The House in the Cerulean Sea! 🌊 9mo
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La_Cori Station Eleven 9mo
thegreensofa The Red Note Book, and An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good. 👍🏻 9mo
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A Thousand Boy Kisses | Tillie Cole
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Super sweet, heartbreaking story. I wasn‘t expecting the epilogue! Poppy and Rune‘s story was a strong reminder of how precious life is and how grateful we should be for the relationships that make us feel loved and complete.

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A Thousand Boy Kisses | Tillie Cole
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#Bookrecommendations from a fellow reader 🌸💌

Chelleo This was such a good book! Get your tissues ready. 10mo
laur89 @Chelleo That‘s exactly what I was warned when I was told about the book!! I‘m ready 🥲 10mo
Eserruya I am so excited for you 10mo
laur89 @Eserruya It‘s such an easy read and I‘m enjoying it so much 😊 I‘m already past 200 pages! 10mo
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5/5 ⭐️ Addicting, immersive, and a thought-provoking story. Owens‘ writing brought the marshes of North Carolina to life just as much as the characters. Kya‘s experiences gave a totally different perspective on life that I really appreciated!

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Finally picking up a physical book again 🤗

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Current classroom reads. ✏️📚
#ELA #TeachersofLitsy

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I‘ve been SPOILED!!! @Kappadeemom - you outdid yourself with this #Screamathon box! 🤩🎃🖤 Amazing choices for books... I can‘t wait to read all of them! The soap smells soooo good, it perfumed the whole box 💓 and so many little goodies in here, I absolutely adore EVERYTHING!

Thanks to @4thhouseontheleft for hosting!!!

Kappadeemom You are so welcome! 3y
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It‘s hereeeeee! 🎃☠️😁 #Screamathon

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It‘s been a CRAZY past few weeks and I haven‘t been so active on here... but just wanted to let you know this #Screamathon swap box is on its way to @Kappadeemom 📬🙌🏼😄

Kappadeemom Yay!! Mine is packed, I just need to drop it off! 3y
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1984 | George Orwell
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zezeki 😂😂😂 3y
TheEllieMo 😂😂😂😂 3y
QuietlyLaura 😂👏 3y
Whimsical.Curiosity 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3y
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Someday, Someday, Maybe | Lauren Graham
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Some light reading for this morning... I feel like I‘ve barely been reading since the school year started!! #TeachersofLitsy struggles 😩

TheLudicReader I am in the same boat... 3y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Plot(ter) twist 🤣 #LitsyHumor

Linsy 😆 3y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Look at this amazing pillow!!! I love Target 🎯🤓

JoScho Awesome!!! 3y
tpixie Love it! 3y
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My edition of the first book for #AgathaChristieClubR2 is an Omnibus published in 1993! I saw it on AbeBooks and couldn‘t resist. It feels like a little treasure on my shelf. 🔍

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Saw this on @Librarybelle ‘s page and couldn‘t resist sharing! I‘ve been reading the Poirot books randomly as I come across them, and lately have been building up a collection of the series. @ferskner - I‘ll be joining in to #AgathaChristieClubR2 if it‘s not too late!

Lady_Tigana_20 I‘ve read all the Miss Marples. ❤️ 3y
laur89 @Lady_Tigana_20 I‘ve only read some of the Poirot series, but I figure this‘ll encourage me to explore the Marple and Tommy & Tuppence series too! 3y
Librarybelle Yay! 3y
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Dear Mr. Carr,

I really enjoyed The Alienist, so I‘m a little concerned about all of the negative reviews on this one. Despite the lack of glowing praise, I‘m curious enough to find out about this story for myself. Fingers crossed. 🤞🏼

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Time to brush up on some knowledge before arrival!! I managed to get my hands on a Wizard‘s copy of Scamander‘s book, despite coming from a Muggle home.

The moving illustrations make this read so much more magical! ✨

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My #September stack is full of books set in New York! I‘ll be traveling there in October for New York Comic Con, so I figured I‘d set the mood. 🏙🍎

These are only the books from my shelf - I‘m sure I‘ll get to some other e-books and audiobooks too!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Enjoy your visit! 3y
laur89 @MrBook Thanks!!! I‘m in planning mode now 🤓 any recommendations of must go places?! 3y
MrBook Do you have time for this conversation? 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 Who all is coming? How long are you going and do you already have a schedule somewhat filled up? What dates will you be in the City? Any particular kinds of things you want to do, like bookstores or particular restaurants or art galleries, for example? (edited) 3y
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laur89 @MrBook I always have time to talk travel! 😁 Going with a group of friends the first week of October. We made a list of tourist attractions to visit, but there‘s totally still room in our schedule! We‘re all huge foodies, most in the group also like beer. I definitely want to see some bookstores... I‘m sure we‘ll also be hunting for some movie/gaming geek/nerd spots as well! Overall though... open to any NY hot spots 📍🗺 3y
MrBook Nice! Okay, let‘s seee... Food: Italian, have to have Italian in Little Italy, and be sure to stop by Ferrara‘s. I love The Meatball Shop—they have locations across Manhattan. Breakfast or brunch at Tea & Sympathy for authentic British cuisine. Vietnamese and Thai, can‘t beat Saigon Market, which happens to be a block or two away from The Strand. Best milk & 🍪 shop is a tie between Schmackery‘s and Ben‘s Cookies, which is 2 doors down from... (edited) 3y
MrBook The Strand. French cuisine, I like Le Rivage and Chez Josephine, the latter is a tribute to Josephine Baker and has a pianist but is pricey. For crepes, The Creperie and Le Grainne Cafe. Sergimmo Salumeria has amazing sandwiches, but is cash only. If you‘re looking for an AMAZing time for dinner, my all-time favorite is Swing 46–think old-fashioned lounge behind a curtain, swing music with free lessons, and awesome food. Very 20s/30s-esque. 3y
MrBook I took @RaimeyGallant to Good Enough To Eat, which always has lines out the door for their breakfast and brunch, get there early, and she loved it! A block away is Book Culture, which may be going out of business soon 😩. I‘ve gone there to see @EloisaJames for her book party. It‘s also right by the Museum of Natural History. 3y
laur89 🤩 Such generous commentary!! You got me at milk and cookies. Making a note of ALL of this to share with my group! I already see a few that I feel positive are going to make it on the have to visit list 😁😁😁 Thanks @MrBook ! 3y
MrBook Drinks: Fraunces Tavern, where the history is just unreal. The White Horse Tavern, the old Dylan Thomas haunt. The Algonquin, where the Algonquin Round Table started meeting 100 years ago this year (they might have anniversary specials if you ask). The NOMAD Hotel, which has a book bar from a French chateau transported piece-by-piece. McSorley‘s Ale House is one of the oldest, and you‘ll find things there from the 1800s—went there for my 21st bday 3y
MrBook Yaaay! Glad I could help 😁! 3y
laur89 OMG and there‘s more! Litsy just refreshed the rest of the comments. I‘m totally spending Labor Day weekend looking into everything you suggested! @MrBook 3y
MrBook Don‘t forget that there are rooftop bars across the city, and they‘re great. If you‘ve never had authentic diner food (meaning outside of NYC or NJ 😆), the Westway Diner is very good, and I took folks there after BookExpo and BookCon. Bagels: Murray‘s. Pizza: Patsy‘s (or 2 Bros. for $1 slices to go). (edited) 3y
MrBook Geeky stuff: St. Mark‘s Comics and Forbidden Planet (near The Strand). Bookstores: The Mysterious Bookshop is all mystery and thriller books, most of the back wall is just Sherlock Holmes. It‘s run by the legendary anthologist Otto Penzler, and he‘s usually there helping customers. McNally-Jackson is good, and also has a stationery-only shop between it and Little Italy. (edited) 3y
MrBook I like the Amazon Bookstore in the Time-Warner Building at Columbus Circle. The Circle is the exact center of what‘s called the New York Metro Area, btw—traditionally, the NYMA was the whole area within a 25, I think, mile radius. 3y
MrBook Many of the important art galleries are now in the W24th-25th Street area of Chelsea, although a major one is the Salmagundi Club, which is housed in the last remaining brownstone on 5th Ave. They just redid their 3rd floor and the library is gorgeous. I belong to a book club that met there regularly and still does sometimes. (edited) 3y
MrBook And there is Edgar‘s Cafe, which is Poe-esque. Yeah, lots to see and do. Want to know more, let me know. ☺️ @Kaylamburson @mrozzz and @ScientistSam are three beyond-fantastic Littens who can offer more too! 3y
laur89 Ok, I have an idea for you. Write and sell your very own guide to NYC. Title it something like “To Be (Book)ed: @MrBook ‘s Guide to NYC”. I promise I‘ll be your first buyer!! 😂 My list just about doubled 😃 Thanks so much! 3y
Kaylamburson I agree with @laur89 that you need your own guide, @mrbook!! And I had no idea Book Culture may be going under...what's happening? Also very touristy but fun and geeky is The Nintendo Store, Lego Store, and Microsoft, all in (or walkable from) Rockefeller Center. 3y
RaimeyGallant @laur89 All of @MrBook 's food recs are the best. We had such an amazing day! 3y
MrBook @laur89 Whatever I can do to help 🤗! @Kaylamburson At least their UWS Columbus Ave location Amy be closing due to lack of enough business compared to increasing operation costs 😔. What a great store too. They‘ve got a bunch of fundraising efforts going on. https://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2019/07/01/book-culture-owner-says-stores... 3y
ScientistSam @mrbook gave so many great suggestions! There's also Midtown Comics near Times Square. If you want an unusual museum, there's the Morgan Library museum and the Tenement Museum. 3y
laur89 @Kaylamburson @RaimeyGallant @ScientistSam Good to know!! Totally going to look at the comic book stores while we‘re there! More places to see = more walking around = more fuel needed... can‘t wait for all the good eats! 3y
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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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Congratulations to @CoffeeNBooks - you‘ve won the $10 HPB gift card prize of the #10for10 giveaway! 🤩

Please send your e-mail address to lauren.losada89 @ gmail so I can share your e-gift! 💌

Special thanks to @Megabooks @Insightsintobooks @Dr._Who_number10 @REPollock and @kellyann28 for entering your fav feel-good reads! I‘ve tagged mine 🤗

CoffeeNBooks Awesome! Thanks so much!! 3y
kellyann28 Congrats! 🎉 3y
Megabooks Thanks for the giveaway! Congratulations @CoffeeNBooks ! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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JoScho @CoffeeNBooks yay Harper!!! 3y
CoffeeNBooks Thanks again @laur89! I just ordered books! 📚 3y
laur89 @CoffeeNBooks Amazing! Can‘t wait to see your book haul 🤓 always a pleasure to treat people to books! 3y
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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#AugustWrapUp
A great month for reading despite going back to work! Fav book is tagged.

My desire to join the #MagicalReadathon2019 (better late than never!) led me to most of the books I read. I successfully earned an Outstanding for the #OWLsReadathon2019! One of the books also doubled for my #ReadLikeRory challenge.

I also finally finished both the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter series, the latter for #HPBuddyRead.

Quite proud! 🤩

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job, and some truly great books! 3y
laur89 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks!! Are any of your favs on this list?? 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved Narnia when I first read it, and Harry Potter is always a great read and reread. 3y
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Setting a record today for fastest-read HP book. I have snacks. I have my audio. I‘m ready! 🤨🏆

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The Last Battle | C. S. Lewis
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Narnia has come to an end. I can‘t believe I‘ve made it through this 700+ page chunkster! The final installment in the series tied up all of the storylines very well, and I loved that it mentioned all of the characters from the beginning to the end of Narnian time. Definitely won‘t be the last time I step into Aslan‘s country! 🦁 100% #reread worthy ❤️

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🎶 It‘s the most wonderful time of the year... Dunkin‘ is back with #pumpkin flavored everything!! 😍🎃

A pumpkin iced coffee & a coffee cake muffin & a #HarryPotter book. Life is great (besides the Hurricane Dorian warning 😅).

Melismatic Stay safe! 🤗 3y
laur89 Thanks @Melismatic ! So far nothing crazy yet, fingers crossed it stays this way 🤞🏼 3y
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Wrapping up the (now defunct?) #HPBuddyRead through audio!! I read this one last December, so it‘s pretty fresh to reread. Figured that listening to it would at least make it feel newer 🎧

I didn‘t feel like this was official HP canon, but more like fan fiction. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Let‘s see if a second go changes my mind!

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Friendly reminder that this weekend will be the last few days to enter in my #10for10 giveaway!!

Half Price Books is wonderful for used and new books, and they have a nice selection of bookish goodies!

See my original post for entry details 😊

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Mehso-so

Work demands have turned me into a weekend reader & poster!! I miss opening up Litsy every day!

Book felt slow and even though it did give some great insight into life with people diagnosed with mental illness such as schizophrenia, I was sort of bored through most of the story. Also, I didn‘t understand any of the (few) Patty Hearst references made throughout.

However - this satisfies my DADA OWL!
#MagicalReadathon2019 #ReadLikeRory 🧙🏻‍♀️📖

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The Last Battle | C. S. Lewis
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Nothing says “Sunday morning” like a strong cup of coffee, a visit to Narnia, and a cozy blanket. 😌☀️

Whimsical.Curiosity Taco blanket!! I have it's sister the pizza blanket lol 🌮🍕 3y
laur89 @Whimsical.Curiosity My favorite thing about it is answering “wanna ~taco~ ‘bout it?” whenever I‘m under my blanket and I get a chance to use that line 🤣 I guess you could use “wanna ~pizza~ me?” 😝 3y
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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THESE are the kind of zombie stories I enjoy!! The book was better than the movie, as usual, but I can‘t really choose one over the other. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series! 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♂️🧟‍♂️🧟‍♂️🧟‍♂️

SharonAlger I loved the movie! Will have to check out the book, next. 3y
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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Smoothie Saturday is a thing, right? 🥤🍓📕

JulietReads Definitely. 3y
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As a thank you to all of you who have contributed to this milestone, I‘m hosting a giveaway! One lucky Litten will receive a $10 Half Price Books e-gift card. 🎁🤩

To enter:
💌 Tag your favorite feel-good read
💌 Post this picture
💌 Include #10for10 in your caption
💌 Share it with me by tagging @laur89

Can‘t wait to see all of your entries! Closes at midnight (ET) on 8/31. ☺️

#10for10 #giveaway

Megabooks Just entered! Thanks so much for doing this! Congratulations!! 🥳🥳 3y
night_shift Congrats!! 3y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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That feeling when your student actually enjoys the summer reading you assigned 😭❤️❤️ #TeachersofLitsy

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Star Wars Trilogy | George Lucas
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Somewhat book related... I attended a preview of Disney World‘s Galaxy‘s Edge today, and brought home some Star Wars pins to add to the collection!

Whimsical.Curiosity THIS IS AWESOME! I wanna hear all about it! #emailingsoon 3y
laur89 @Whimsical.Curiosity I‘ll keep an eye out for an email!! Definitely worthy of writing a few lengthy paragraphs about 😁 3y
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Woot woot!! Congrats @Megabooks on reaching 250K!

I checked my 5 star reads for the summer, and picked a mystery with an MC who loves books (one of my fav kinds of novels!)

Thanks for the chance to win the #25Etsy giveaway - Etsy is such a fun place to shop 🤩

Megabooks I love reading books about book lovers! Thanks for entering! 3y
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Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Light, magical fairytale with a dark undertone. A must-read classic! 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦🧚🏼‍♂️🧜🏼‍♀️🏴‍☠️🐊⏰

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10,000 Ways to Say I Love You | Gregory J. P. Godek
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🎉🥳🎉

I‘ve hit 10K! I joined in May 2018 reading The Night Circus (thx Goodreads stats!), & a little over a year later I‘ve interacted with so many wonderful, thoughtful, caring, and generous Littens! I‘ve read so many books & added tons more to my TBR because of you all! 🥰📚

Special S/O to my best Litsy friend, @Whimsical.Curiosity ! 💌

Will definitely be doing something special to commemorate... so look out for a giveaway of some sort! 🎁👀

Librarybelle Congratulations! 3y
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Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉📚🎧🍾🤩 3y
Texreader Fantastic!!! Congratulations!!! 🎉🎊🎈 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Congrats on your milestone? I agree- this community is the best. 💜 3y
CrowCAH Congrats 🎊🎉 3y
Whimsical.Curiosity Go bestie go!!! Congrats 🥳😘👊 3y
twohectobooks Congrats! I‘m getting close to this milestone as well, but I‘ve been around quite a bit longer! Haha 3y
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So... I just updated my Goodreads to reflect all the books I want to read, but don‘t own. This means it doesn‘t include the #TBR books I have saved on #Scribd or #Libby, or the ones stacked on my shelf. 🤭

twohectobooks My goodreads tbr has ballooned to over a thousand books at this point, the vast majority of which I don‘t own. It‘s becoming a bit of a problem haha 3y
laur89 @twohectobooks I would never consider that a problem!! It just means more choices 😄 3y
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I tried to create some semblance of organization to my ever-growing #TBR shelf... 🥰

#LitsyAtoZ #MagicalReadathon2019 #Poirot #ReadLikeRory #Screamathon

alisiakae I love this shelfie! 3y
laur89 @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! 😍 3y
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Why am I like this? 😂 Out of all of the books I‘m “currently reading”, I‘m only actively reading 2. Does anyone else do this? 🤔

The tagged is the only one I‘m actually interested in. I‘m dragging myself through the Dreiser for a challenge.

The Name of the Wind is so slow that it lost my attention, and Lily was starting to sound too sad, so those have both been patiently sitting by my bedside waiting to be loved again 🤷🏻‍♀️

AsYouWish I have a very long list of currently reading books and it gets longer every day, lol!! 3y
laur89 @AsYouWish I‘m glad I‘m not alone haha! There‘s just too many books to read to get stuck on a few 🤣 3y
dragondrool Yep. It's why I made a "postponed" folder on my Goodreads account. 3y
laur89 @dragondrool Hey that‘s such a great idea!! I really need to make better use of those kinds of things on Goodreads... 3y
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Independent Reading: Practical Strategies for Grades K-3 | Denise N. Morgan, Maryann Mraz, Nancy D. Padak, Timothy Rasinski
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Alright bookish friends. I need your insight and suggestions!!

I‘m trying to find books for my high schoolers to read independently. I‘m choosing a book for each grade level, so I can give some assessment to hold them accountable.

I‘m looking for a book with interest level grades 9-12, but reading level 6-8 (I teach in special ed.). Would be great if an audiobook existed, and I don‘t want books that‘ve been adapted to film.

Any ideas? 🤔

LibrarianRyan Not sure if there is an audio though. 3y
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LibrarianRyan I‘ll think of some more Hi-los and post later. 3y
laur89 @LibrarianRyan Thank you for all of these amazing recs!!! @VioletMoonBooks You read my mind on that one. ☺️ Always a timeless favorite! 3y
laur89 @Caroline2 Thanks!! I‘m actually reading Lord of the Flies as an in class novel with my 9th graders! 3y
dragondrool Anything by April Henry. 3y
Readergrrl I‘m using Kindred by Octavia Spencer for the first time this year. I think it will be well received. 3y
Readergrrl And Homegoing by Yaa Gyassi has been “favorited” by several students in the last few years! One young woman told me that it “changed her life” and she has had family members read it. She and her family emigrated from Ghana about 10 years ago and it was the first time she‘d read a book while in the US that was spoke to her so personally. 3y
Readergrrl I know both are more mature but I felt that the language wasn‘t inaccessible despite the topic. 3y
laur89 @Readergrrl These sound so important to cover. I almost want to save these as in-class novels so we can really dive into the topics. Thanks! 3y
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The lives of people I stole from looked so easy. And as a child it never occurred to me that such lives could be earned. I figured life was something that was forced upon you and that you endured.