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LeslieO

LeslieO

Joined April 2016

Book lover & Retired Librarian; too fond of books and it has turned her brain☕️📚📚🍷
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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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February #BookSpinBingo Hope to read more in February than I did in January. No real chunksters on this list.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This is only my second Backman but I‘m looking forward to reading more. He can really make you feel for every character he writes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is my #bookspin. Now on to my #doublespin. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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Swiss Summer | Stella Gibbons
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Look what I got! I was a #bookspinbingo winner and received this beauty from @TheAromaofBooks !!! Thank you so much! You are the best! It was at the top of my wish list. #bookmailisthebestmail #thisweekinnewbooks

LeahBergen Lovely! It‘s waiting on my shelves, too. 5d
Ruthiella Very pretty cover! 😍 5d
Cathythoughts Very nice indeed !💫 5d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm so glad it arrived safely!! 5d
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Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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#thisweekinnewbooks : 2 gifts, 1 subscription #bookshelftville, one kindle points. I‘ve already read the top two but wanted to own them!

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Started book #2. How fun that Louise Erdrich is a character in her own book!

ChaoticMissAdventures This is on my list! I have a friend reading it, we used to work at the same bookstore together, and she keeps sending me bookseller lines from the book. So much fun! 2w
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First book of the year and once again I‘m pretty sure it will be my favorite of the year. (Happened last year, too with Leave the World Behind) In fact this one is going on the FAVORITES OF ALL TIME list! What a book. I hated for it to end, as evidenced by the 10 days it took me to complete it.

Special thank you to @TheSpineView who sent this book to me in a special Litsy swap package.

Suzze One of my all time favorites also. I rarely keep books, but I treasure this one. 3w
MaureenMc It is a wonderful book. 🥰 3w
DivineDiana It is a personal favorite! He signed my copy when I attended an author event. He could easily have passed as the Count! ❤️ 3w
EvieBee It‘s great to start the year off with a bang! I started this year reading his first book RULES OF CIVILITY. So good! I loved A Gentleman… (edited) 3w
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Two kindle bargains, one Litsy swap and one #BOTM. #TBR

So far in the new year I have acquired 4 new books but have not finished reading even one. I‘ve been reading A Gentleman In Moscow all week. Its so wonderful that I kind of don‘t want it to end. But other books are waiting!

LeahBergen Stella Gibbons. 👍 3w
LeslieO @LeahBergen Do you have a favorite of hers? 3w
LeahBergen I‘ve only read Cold Comfort Farm and Conference at Cold Comfort Farm so far but I liked them both enough to buy a few more of her books. 😆 3w
LeslieO @LeahBergen I will add those to the list! Thanks🙂 3w
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Yay! This book was top of my list! The hot cocoa is perfect for this snowy day! But I don‘t know who to thank! I just have the last name of Frazier on the package. I don‘t see a Litsy handle anywhere. I tried to do some detective work but there are too many Fraziers on Litsy 😜. Who sent this lovely swap?

Thank you @bookish_wookish for organizing!

LeslieO @bookish_wookish Thank you for the info! And thank you @Alfrazier21 , I 💕 my book and goodies! 3w
Alfrazier21 You‘re welcome!!! Happy Reading!! 3w
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Well, I didn‘t do very well on last year‘s goal to read books that have been on my shelf for a long time. I read one. But I did well with my overall goal (93 of 65) and my nonfiction goal (17 of 12). So here‘s the plan for 2022. Wish me luck! #2022Goals

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The Address | Fiona Davis
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So many I want to get to this month! But I started with A Gentleman in Moscow and I think it will take me awhile. Only about 50 pages in and I love it already! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 4w
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Finally starting the tagged book today. I can‘t wait. The Hopefuls was good. I love behind the scenes politics stuff, even fictional. #TBR #FirstBookof2022 #lastfirst @BookNAround

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I love seeing my Year in books!

brittanybooks Yes! Amazing, isn‘t it?! 4w
LeahBergen And there‘s a Dunnett! 😍 4w
LeslieO @LeahBergen You know it! I really have to get back into my reread of Niccolo, a chapter a day. Up next: The Unicorn Hunt. 4w
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My nonfiction goal every year is 12, this year I read 17. The tagged book is my number one, (soooo good), the rest round out my top five. #ReadingGoals #Bestof2021 #topnonfiction

ChaoticMissAdventures Patrick Radden Keefe is quickly becoming my favorite non-fiction writer, he has a new one coming 2022! 1mo
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It was tough choosing my top ten fiction but here they are. I read so many good books this year. My clear number one is the tagged book. It was the first book I read in 2021 and I loved it! #TopTen #Favoritesof2021

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Nina💛💛💛 1mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too 👍👍👍📚 1mo
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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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I believe the tagged book will be my last of the year. It was a great month. I enjoyed everything I read. Fav: Apples Never Fall. I read both my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin!! No bingos this time.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 1mo
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The Address | Fiona Davis
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I‘m very much a seasonal reader in summer, fall and over the holidays. But from January to May it‘s whatever I‘m in the mood for. I very excited about this list! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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#ThisWeekinNewBooks : on the left, Christmas presents! (Including my #Jolabokaflod); on the right, gift card + B&N hardcover sale = amazing book haul!

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Wishing all my Litsy friends a very Merry Christmas!

AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
Texreader Merry Christmas!! 1mo
LeahBergen Merry Christmas! ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas to you too! 🎄 1mo
WJCintron Merry Christmas!!! 😃 🎉 🌲 🌟 1mo
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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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Thank you so much, Chelle! I can‘t wait to read this series and the chocolate looks yummy. I‘ve never heard of Gertrude Hawk chocolates but can‘t wait to try it. Also, thank you for hosting the swap! I hope you have a wonderful evening of reading and chocolate, too! Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 🤶
#Jolabokaflod @MaleficentBookDragon

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I‘m glad you like it! 1mo
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Merry Merry Holly Holly | Dori Chaconas
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We have a dusting of snow and Santa just went down the street on a fire truck. It‘s almost Christmas!

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Once Upon a Wardrobe | Patti Callahan
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This was charming and a great read for a winter day.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DivineDiana Yes, it was! Love your photograph! I had listened to this on Hoopla, and now want to add to my book collection. ❤️ 1mo
LeslieO @DivineDiana A worthy add for the cover alone! 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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It came! The name on the package is not leading me to a user name to tag so that will have to wait for opening day. Which isn‘t long now. #JolabokaflodSwap

MaleficentBookDragon That's from me! I keep forgetting to put my handle on the packages. (edited) 1mo
LeslieO @MaleficentBookDragon oh! Haha! Thank you! Can‘t wait to open 1mo
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Christmas by the Book | Anne Marie Ryan
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#ThisWeekinNewBooks : This week‘s report includes Christmas presents! (We exchanged with my family early because my nephew is coming home and he‘s not vaccinated. So no get togethers with him. ) Four books from my sister, the cookbook from my SIL (she actually visited The Merchantile in the summer!), a kindle bargain , and the tagged book was a present from me to me.

LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️ 1mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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#SeasonsReading ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Pretty good seasonal read. I liked the second half better than the first. #tistheseason

Aims42 Love this picture!! 1mo
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📗 No preference
📕 Fiction. I read both, but way more fiction.
📘 Author
📕 Re-read. Buying books is one of my greatest pleasures!
📙 Either
📗 Neither
📘 Friends to lovers
📙 Oh I can‘t possibly choose!

Thanks for the tag @DarkMina
Play along, Littens.

DarkMina You're welcome! 1mo
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#thisweekinnewbooks : my #bookshelftville subscription plus one kindle bargain. What restraint! #TBR

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These are my favorite Anne Rice books. I never continued the Lestat series and was surprised to hear there are 13 books in the series. Ironically I just donated the Rice books I still owned to my local library sale. They sat on my shelf for years but I‘d be looking at them now if I still had them.

Ruthiella I also stopped at Queen of the Damned and was surprised to find out that there were more books! 2mo
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I loved this one. It was sweet and funny and a little sad and told entirely in lists. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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My library hold finally came in. I think I placed it in late summer. I was 191 in the queue.

SayersLover Wow that‘s rough! I‘ve heard its a good one though. @LeslieO 2mo
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Current reading situation. Holiday vibe! And it‘s snowing! #tistheseason

kspenmoll Beautiful tree! 2mo
kspenmoll What do you think of this book? I heard him speak when it was first published & he was an amazing storyteller!!! 2mo
LeslieO @kspenmoll Just started but really like it so far. It‘s very different. It‘s told in lists. But somehow I‘m able to get to know the characters. 2mo
LeahBergen Pretty! 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous & cosy ❤️ 2mo
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A Little Christmas Spirit | Sheila Roberts
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ReadingOver50 I like your ornaments 2mo
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Winter Street | Elin Hilderbrand
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Going in on my first Christmas book of the season, it‘s also my first Hilderbrand and my #DoubleSpin. #tistheseason #merryandbright

marleed This is my favorite Elin series. 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely festive picture ❤️ 2mo
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The annual book tree: my version. #tistheseason

LeahBergen Aww, that‘s pretty! 2mo
marleed Pretty! 2mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️💫💫lovely 2mo
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Almost finished the tagged book but went to see Pretty Woman last night (very cute) so I‘ll try to finish it tonight. So much to read in December!

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Winter Street | Elin Hilderbrand
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I think these will be my next two. #BookSpin #DoubleSpin . (I love both these covers.)

BookBabe The covers are pretty! 2mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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#ThisWeekinNewBooks : I browsed at the library and picked out three books that sounded good that I‘ve never heard of, like back in the day; on the way out bought 2 used books; 2 #BOTM. Let‘s hope wishing on a star really does help me get thru my #TBR

A note on the tagged book: I‘ve heard it‘s about an old curmudgeon and I love an old curmudgeon! The first line says he‘s 59! I guess he‘s just a curmudgeon because 59 is not old!

Hooked_on_books He‘s definitely written as older than 59. I read it quite some time ago and I would‘ve said 89. But I agree, 59 is not old! 2mo
EvieBee That‘s not old lol! 2mo
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A Touch of Stardust | Kate Alcott
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Excited for December #BookSpinBingo. Thank you, @TheAromaofBooks for all your hard work! #HolidayReading

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fabulous!! 2mo
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It's Christmastime! | Bernd Penners
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Wrapped and ready! Hopefully I‘ll get to the post office tomorrow and get them off early to avoid any Christmas mail problems. #Jolabokaflodswap #LittleChristmasSwap

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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One chapter in and I‘m loving it! Also enjoying my first tea from the Advent calendar, Merry Mistletoe. #afternoonreading #teaandbooks

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Christmas Time | Alison Jay
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The halls are decked. #tistheseason

Aims42 So pretty!! 😍 Nothing better than reading by Christmas tree lights!! 2mo
Ruthiella Lovely! ❤️🎄 2mo
LeahBergen So pretty! 🎄 2mo
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LeslieO @LeahBergen @LeahBergen Awww, thanks guys! 2mo
LeslieO @Aims42 So true! 2mo
Cathythoughts Sparkle ✨ sparkle ✨ gorgeous 2mo
Tera66 Ooooh! I love it ❤ 2mo
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Frankie & Bug | Gayle Forman
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I read 3 for #nonfictionNovember AND my #BookSpin AND my #DoubleSpin. Finished off with a middle grade and one of my favorite books of the year, The Man Who Died Twice, it‘s even better than the first one!
#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 2mo
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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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#BookSpinBingo
Let December Begin!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Once again I couldn‘t decide so picked two. There wasn‘t any message about picking a BOTY. Does anyone know how that works? #TBR #BOTM

mdm139 When I checked the cart there was a add BOTY option. Also there was a section under the “all books” and the “December” tabs on the bottom of the app. 2mo
LeslieO @mdm139 Hmmmmm. I see nothing. But the same thing happened my birthday month. I guess I‘ll have to call. 2mo
ICantImReading I picked the same two! 😊 2mo
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🦃 Dorothy Dunnett (always), Rosamund Picher (I‘m re-reading), Taylor Jenkins Reid (a current auto buy)
🦃 I can think of so many! Many from Harry Potter, so I guess I‘ll go with Nearly Headless Nick (although Moaning Myrtle and Luna Lovegood were right up there.)
🦃 Tagged book
Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to you, @Eggs and to all the Littens!

Eggs Thank you Leslie! And thanks for playing 🥰 2mo
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For half the day I really thought it was Tuesday so…
🍁 Finish the tagged book and squeeze another in from my #BookSPinBingo list.
🍁 I think my fav is turkeystuffingmashedpotatoesgravy.
#TwoforTuesday
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TheSpineView Hate getting my days mixed up! Thanks for playing! Happy Thanksgiving! 2mo
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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What a gem! Loved the two timelines. Always love an old Hollywood story. I must confess that I‘ve never read the book The Wizard of Oz.

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#ThisWeekinNewBooks : One Kindle bargain; one Kindle #blameitonapodcast ; two library books; one purchased with Amazon points. Guess I‘ll start with the 7 day one. #MountTBR

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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#ThisWeekinNewBooks : Just two! And it‘s actual this week and last week! What restraint. Both are subscription #BOTM #ShelfSubscription #TBR

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Untitled | Unknown
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Look what I got myself for Christmas! A tea advent calendar. A different tea every day in December til Christmas. So excited! #teaandbooks

AmyG Lovely! 3mo
Texreader Yes!! 3mo
LeahBergen Ahhh, the David‘s Tea advent calendars are always so much fun!! 3mo
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