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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I scoured my shelves for a #mysterious #redcover and found this one. I loved this and quickly became a Horowitz fan. Horowitz is brilliant at devising unique story lines. A story literally within a story? Yes, please! #FallIsBooked

DaveGreen7777 Oooh, great cover! 😍 2h
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I missed posting this on Sunday! We‘re on to Week 5 of the latest #LiteraryCrew #buddyread . I‘ve enjoyed seeing everyone‘s posts and reading the reviews of those who have finished. I‘m behind in the readings, so I really hope to catch up by the weekend. Anyone care to share anything about the week 4 segment, or even a comment in general about the book?

Laughterhp I‘m so behind on reading this book! 4h
Jerdencon Wish I had seen this was the book sooner - sounds like a great book and right up my alley. Just requested it from the library! 4h
Librarybelle Not to worry, @Laughterhp ! And join in when you can, @Jerdencon ! It‘ll be great to have you reading with us again! 4h
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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby | Matthew Inman, The The Oatmeal
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I don‘t think my idea of funny meshes well with Inman‘s idea of funny. Parts of this I did laugh out loud - as a cat owner, I could totally relate to some of the pieces. A quick read with some hidden gems. My cats would certainly agree that they are the best, as they joined me while I read this one. #Zeke #Vladimir #SebastianKitty #catsoflitsy

Sace That title is awesome though 😂 17h
Librarybelle @Sace Totally! 😂 17h
Alora Haha I have this book too! This is so cute lol 😍 I put up the poster that came with it on my wall...and I kid you not my cat chewed it all up. How ironic 😂 “How to tell if your cat thinks you aren‘t that big of a deal” ... and chews it up lol! 4h
Librarybelle @Alora That is hilarious! 😂😂😂 4h
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Girl in a Blue Dress | Gaynor Arnold
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I read this one ages ago, and it‘s one that I‘ve often recommended to people over the years. It has a low rating on Litsy, but I liked it. Maybe it‘s because of the indignation I felt towards Charles Dickens and his treatment of his wife, Catherine. This novel is based on the couple‘s relationship, which has gone down in history as odd and very complicated. I want to read more about her, just to see all the truths. #TheBlueDress #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Sounds like an interesting historical piece about social norms. 👗 11h
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued #stacked As always, thanks for sharing xx 11h
Reviewsbylola Loved this one! It was my first thought with this prompt too! 8h
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hey #TheBreakfastBookClub #GroupA friends - we‘re up to our next rotation! Because it falls on a Sunday, please try to get the book you have out to the next member by Monday the 21st.

Does anyone have Scythe, The Exact Opposite of Okay, Dress Codes for Small Towns, or The Lost Girl of Astor Street? Every other book is accounted for, which is good!


Librarybelle And, @corycatelyn ...I do not have this round. 2d
chelreads Here I am holding everyone up now! I thought I could keep up after the initial hold up but apparently not 🤦🏻‍♀️ I‘ll be mailing out Scythe, The Exact Opposite of Okay, and The Lost Girl of Astor Street to @MrsGreen tomorrow! I don‘t have Dress Codes for Small Towns but that was my book to the club 😊 2d
Librarybelle @chelreads No worries! I think it‘s amazing that we‘re all still in this, after some hiccups along the way. 😁 2d
MrsGreen Oo, that means I‘ll be getting my original back! Excited to see it! 2d
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If I look at my familial #Homeland , I‘ve got ties to just about every Eastern European country, not to mention quite a lot of other Western European countries. Admittedly, I picked up this book for its description of suspense, as well as for the city name in its title, based in one of the many countries I can call “home.” It sounds interesting, with ties to history. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I still haven‘t been to Hungary 🇭🇺 but it‘s high up on my list 2d
BarbaraBB Such a beautiful city 💜 2d
BarbaraBB Hmmm, maybe it is time for a #ReadingEurope2020...? The idea just pops up! 2d
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen I know! It would so neat to see it. I hear Budapest is amazing. 2d
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I love that idea! 😁 2d
Cinfhen Good idea @Barbarabb #DoIt ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2d
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Okay, let‘s! You want to organize it again, or can I be of any assist/take over? @Cinfhen you‘re in for the challenge? (edited) 2d
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB Shall we co-host? This will be a fun challenge! I know it would give me the push to read more European literature and explore way more regions than I ever have before. Thank you for thinking of this! 2d
BarbaraBB Perfect! I‘d love to be your co-host! 2d
BarbaraBB As a European I have really enjoyed and learned so much about the US thanks to your challenge! It will be fun to explore Europe! 2d
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 😁 Feel free to email me, my Litsy username at gmail DOT com , and we can talk about our plan of attack! This will be so much fun!! 2d
BarbaraBB Great! I sent you an email! 2d
marleed I love this new challenge idea! 1d
CrowCAH Wow it‘s neat you‘ve lived in many places! 1d
Librarybelle @CrowCAH I wish I‘ve lived, or even visited, some of these places! I didn‘t explain well - my ancestors are from various Eastern and Western European countries. I enjoy armchair traveling to these places, either through fiction or nonfiction books. 😁 18h
CrowCAH @Librarybelle armchair traveling is very convenient! 11h
Cinfhen I‘m excited for your 2020 challenge @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle I‘m DEFINITELY going to participate 🧡👍🏻 11h
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 🙌💜 11h
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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I was going to post an image of a #blanket with a book I‘m currently reading, but then #SebastianKitty jumped onto my lap. My cats behave like blankets at times - keeping me warm while I read or watch TV. Plus, they‘re so adorable! #catsoflitsy #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!! I‘m in need of a #blanket at a ballgame 🥶🥶 3d
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 3d
Sace He's adorable! 3d
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DaveGreen7777 That is such a cat thing to do! 😹😹😹 3d
OriginalCyn620 He‘s adorable! And a great name too! 🧡🐱 3d
Librarybelle @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Blankets are perfect for ballgames! 3d
Librarybelle Thank you! Sebastian has become more of a lap cat as of late, though he still finds his way into tons of mischief! @Leftcoastzen @Sace @DaveGreen7777 @OriginalCyn620 3d
batsy What a sweet face! 3d
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy ! I can‘t stay mad at him for long when he hangs from my drapes or purposely knocks things over! 😂 2d
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One of the best books I‘ve read. Hands down. President Garfield was assassinated rather early into his presidency. However, Millard argues that the assassin‘s bullet was not the cause of his death. What follows is a riveting, jaw dropping look at medicine and doctor‘s practices of the late 19th century. It‘s so well written and so well informed, a perfect blend of narrative nonfiction and well documented research. #TheCallOfDestiny #SoaringScores

Reviewsbylola Yes!! Loved this book so much! 3d
DebReads4fun Great review! 3d
Chrissyreadit I just saw Assassins and realized I had not learned about Garfield at all. So glad you posted this! 3d
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Librarybelle @Reviewsbylola ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
Librarybelle You‘re welcome, @Chrissyreadit ! 3d
ravenlee I really liked this book, too. 3d
Chrissyreadit And I just bought it thanks to a lovely and timely prize from @Sace 3d
Sace Oooo...this looks like something I would like! 3d
Librarybelle @ravenlee ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
Librarybelle @Sace It‘s so good! 3d
CrowCAH Sounds very intriguing! 2d
ValerieAndBooks I didn‘t like this (and bailed) because early on, the author described AGBell as a gifted teacher for the deaf etc and overlooked the damage he did for deaf education. I know this was really about Garfield but after seeing that she didn‘t do her homework about Bell‘s background, it made me suspicious of her historical analysis in general. Sorry and getting off my soapbox 😬! 2d
Librarybelle @CrowCAH ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Librarybelle @ValerieAndBooks That would be a disappointment! Thank you for mentioning this. 2d
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The #leaves are just now turning in my area, though the tree in my front yard is still pretty green! I love the vibrancy of Fall‘s leaves and pulled this book from my shelves, not because of the content, but because the burnt orange and dark red colors of the cover evoke such autumn-like colors for me. I liked the book too, though it‘s not my favorite of Willig‘s books. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🍂🍁📚 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍂🧡🍂 3d
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The Art of the Steal | Christopher Mason
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This was a recent #BookOutlet find...

This one sounds interesting! And, it took #ANationOfThieves to devise a plan to swindle art collectors out of millions of dollars. #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Woohoo perfect timing! 3d
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I am a big #sweater fan! Almost stereotypically, as a librarian, I love owning various kinds of cardigans for layering. Pictured is my favorite sweater - not a cardigan! I‘ve owned this since my freshman year in college, and I can‘t part with it. I enjoy the color scheme (pink is my second favorite color, right after black). I recently lost 30 pounds, so I‘m hoping I can wear this regularly again. Paired with a recent library find. #FallIsBooked

keys_on_fire Congrats on the weight loss! 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s beautiful and congrats 🎈🎉💗 4d
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LeahBergen That‘s a lovely sweater! 😍 4d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 👌🏻😊 4d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 👌🏻😊 4d
Chrissyreadit Wow! Congrats on the weight loss! 4d
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American Writers at Home | J. D. McClatchy
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I love pictorial works that detail someone‘s library. That should be no surprise, and I highly suspect I‘m not the only one in this group who feels the same way! This is a collection of American classic authors‘ homes, including library images. Perfect armchair travel, though the book is a bit oversized. #LibraryOfCongress #SoaringScores

LiteraryinLititz I love seeing people‘s home libraries too! 5d
Cinfhen Would love to flip through this book 🤩 5d
CrowCAH Very cool! 🏠 📚 4d
CoffeeCatsBooks This is such a great book! 💕 4d
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A #TimeBombTown ...or two or three...appears in this book.

I loved this one - Greene takes a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway to see how Russians live far away from Moscow. It‘s an eye opening endeavor, and it‘s quite apparent long held fears still exist. Though written nearly a decade ago, I would argue that some of these beliefs and fears in this book still haunt Russia today. A good travelogue and political piece. #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Sounds like an interesting read! 6d
Crazeedi You always post the neatest book,must add to my "check into this book" list 5d
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I‘m so #cozy I don‘t want to get ready for work! #Zeke #Vladimir #catsoflitsy #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 Aww! 🧡🐱 6d
Leftcoastzen Cozy with kitties !It is the best!😻 5d
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I read this one this year and liked it - definitely fits #ABookSetDuringAutumn ! #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!!! 7d
OriginalCyn620 Loved this one! 6d
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Maarten and his wife move to a small equatorial Pacific Island due to his wife‘s new job. Right away, Maarten realizes life on an island is way different than life in the states. This is a funny exploration of learning to reshape one‘s life, and yet there‘s an undercurrent of serious issues. I think this is the first of his books - Maarten has written a series of sorts about his family‘s adventures. #JourneyToTheIsland #SoaringScores

ljuliel Excellent book. I‘ve listened to all of his and liked them all. Very funny and entertaining. 7d
Zelma I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I don‘t know why I haven‘t gone on to read more of his books, but I keep eyeing the one about China. 7d
CrowCAH I wouldn‘t doubt life in an Island would be different than the city! 6d
Librarybelle @ljuliel @Zelma I thought this one was so funny! I‘m surprised I haven‘t read more. 6d
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Celebrations | Delicious Magazine
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This morning, I made 200,000 Litfluence.

I‘m so touched. I‘ve met so many wonderful people on here. To show my appreciation, I‘m hosting a #200KGiveaway . To participate, on a separate post, mention a book you want to read and why. Tag me & use the above hashtag. Deadline to enter is Thursday, Oct 17th at 6pm Eastern Time. I‘ll draw a name that night send the winner a copy of their tagged book through Book Depository. Open internationally. ❤️

LeahBergen Congratulations!! 👏🏻❤️👏🏻❤️👏🏻❤️ 1w
MicheleinPhilly Congrats Jess! 1w
Lynnsoprano Congratulations! You contribute so much here. Always enjoy your posts. 😘 1w
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Lindy 🥇congratulations! 1w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 1w
JennyM Huge congrats! 🥳 1w
Gezemice Congratulations! 1w
Come-read-with-me @Librarybelle Congratulations!!!! 🍾🎉 1w
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 1w
lost.in.a.book Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 1w
StayCurious So happy for you! 1w
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 1w
Crazeedi Whoohoo!! What an amazing milestone! You are such a great part of Litsy!! 1w
writerlibrarian 💥💃💃💃😎 1w
Lauram Congratulations on your milestone! 1w
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @Crazeedi @writerlibrarian @Lauram ! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
DaveGreen7777 @Librarybelle Awww, congratulations, Jess! 😀 You are such a kind person and your posts are always awesome, you deserve every bit of love and admiration you get from your Litsy family! 🤗 1w
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @DaveGreen7777 ! Such kind words! 😊 1w
ravenlee Congratulations! What a milestone! 1w
Jas16 🎉👏📚 1w
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @ravenlee @Jas16 ! ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 1w
Chrissyreadit Wow! CONGRATS 🎉🎊🎈 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! Congrats! 💫🎉 1w
AmyG Congrats! Wow! 1w
Kalalalatja Woohoo congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 7d
Cinfhen Congrats, Jess 💓💓💓💓 7d
robinb Amazing! 👏👏👏👏👏👏 7d
AnneCecilie Congrats 📚🎉📚🎉 7d
Reggie Congrats!!!! 7d
Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 7d
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @Mollyanna ! ❤️ 7d
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 6d
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🥳 6d
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @Redwritinghood @wanderinglynn ! ❤️ 6d
Gissy Congratulations! 🎉🎊👏👏👏👏 6d
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @Gissy ! ❤️ 6d
Avanders 💞💞💞 6d
ferskner Yayyyy! Congratulations! 6d
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @Avanders @ferskner ! ❤️ 6d
MatchlessMarie Yay!! 🌟📚🌟 4d
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @MatchlessMarie ! ❤️ 4d
kspenmoll Congratulations! Fabulous! ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @kspenmoll ! ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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PSA for US Littens: if you are interested in reading the tagged book, and your library offers Overdrive/Libby, between today and October 21, you can get a copy free. No wait list. It‘s part of the Libraries Transform initiative through ALA, the American Library Association. #LTBookPick

I‘m snagging a copy tonight after work!

eri.reads Yes I'd just seen this when I opened Libby a few mins ago! 1w
sharread Yes I reserved it. Looks fantastic. 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess I saw this before now and just saw it on the Libby app! 1w
Crazeedi I just saw this on overdrive! 1w
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Hershey's Classic Recipes | Publications International Staff
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My #FavoriteFallTreat has to be a caramel apple. The more caramel and chocolate on it, the better. I‘m a salty and sweet person, so it fits that combination perfectly.

My edition of the tagged book has a recipe I‘ve yet to try, featuring chocolate and peanut butter on an apple. I live not too far from Hershey, PA, so I‘ve grown up Hershey‘s chocolates & have many a cookbook with their branding. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 Yum! 😊🍎 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😋😋😋 1w
Crazeedi I adore caramel apples!! 1w
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I may be the only person out there who has yet to see Game of Thrones or read the books! I actually had to look up #RainesOfCastamere to see to what it refers!

When I think Game of Thrones, I think bloodbaths, the constant vying for power. Dan Jones is a leading expert on all things British royalty in the Medieval times, leading up to the rise of the Tudors. Here is one of his works, discussing the English Revolution of 1381. #SoaringScores

charl08 Nope, you're not the only one! 🙋‍♀️ 1w
Librarybelle Thanks, @charl08 ! 😁 1w
Cinfhen My hubby is a big fan of the author / I‘m gonna mention this book to him 🤓Thanks for sharing and posting 1w
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! 1w
Sace I haven't read GoT either. 1w
Librarybelle @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Maybe I‘ll get to it some day. Too many other books I really want to read! 1w
Sace It doesn't appeal to me in the least. 1w
Librarybelle @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Not my usual reading, either. 🙂 1w
batsy Count me in the haven't watched or read camp 😁 1w
TheEllieMo I‘ve never read it, never watched it, I also had to Google the prompt! 1w
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy @TheEllieMo ! It‘s good to know I‘m in good company! 1w
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t read/watched either and have no desire to. 1w
CrowCAH Nice! Great title and cover graphic! 1w
Crazeedi I haven't read/seen either, is that bad?? 1w
Librarybelle @MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi I‘m so happy to see others who have not read/watched either! 1w
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We‘re moving into the middle part of the book this week! Any thoughts on the third week‘s readings? For me, now that I‘m into the rhythm of the narrative, I flew through this section. So many emotions in this part! I‘m really feeling for our heroine. #literarycrew #buddyread

Crazeedi I'm sorry to be a bit behind, I'll be catching up, had lots of issues lately, haven't been reading as much 1w
Librarybelle @Crazeedi Sorry to hear you‘ve had a rough time lately. No worries about being behind! 1w
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Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
TamAnder Oh man... I finished it. 😂 My reading with the group schedule turned into “This is getting good!” followed by “How did I get to the end already?!” 🤐 No spoilers. 6d
Librarybelle @TamAnder So glad you liked it! Totally fine that you finished. I think a couple others have too. 🙂 6d
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I‘m not the biggest fan of #football (I‘m way more into baseball), but this one sounds interesting. A look at the beginnings of the NFL. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏈 1w
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I gave this one 3.5 stars when I read it a few years ago - good, but it was dry in parts, and didn‘t fully capture my interest in others. Yet, I was completely unaware of this group of men who tracked down art that the Nazis, in true #theraidersmarch fashion, confiscated. It‘s good to highlight the group and to show the trials they went through, and learn of the exquisite pieces and landmarks lost forever. The film was just okay. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I liked the film / fascinating topic 1w
TrishB I was just thinking about doing this one 👍🏻 thinking cap back on. 1w
Librarybelle @TrishB Great minds think alike! 1w
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen It is a fascinating topic! 1w
CrowCAH It is very fascinating that there was this group to recover the lost art. 1w
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At the Edge of the Orchard | Tracy Chevalier
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Chevalier writes captivating historical novels. I‘ve yet to read this one, but she uses research to tell the story of Johnny Appleseed, a folk hero in the United States (yes, he was a real guy). #Harvest #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 Love the cover! 😊🍎 1w
megnews This was the one I was thinking of too! 😀 1w
MallenNC I‘m using this one for Apple later in the month. I have read it and it was good, but I kept thinking I can‘t believe I‘m reading about apple trees. 1w
Librarybelle @megnews Great kinda think alike! 1w
Librarybelle @MallenNC Haha! This will be a good pick for the apple prompt, no pun intended! 1w
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Phryne is a savvy woman who knows how to solve problems. Though this took me awhile to get into, once I got into the rhythm of the narrative, I was hooked. I‘ll definitely continue the series, and it really, really makes me want to wish the Miss Fisher series! #WhoDunItTheSequel

I mailed this out to you today, @bookwrm526 !

This is also my #FemaleDetective for #Booked2019 .

Nute Nice book cover art! 1w
Librarybelle @Nute I thought so too! 1w
MallenNC I have not read the books but the TV show is so great. Worth watching if only for Miss Fisher‘s costumes! 1w
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Librarybelle @MallenNC I‘ve heard the show is fun! 1w
Cinfhen I watched this episode on Netflix series / it was enjoyable 1w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen I forgot at least part of the series was on Netflix. I‘ll have to check and see if it‘s still available. 1w
MaureenMc @Librarybelle Sadly, Miss Fisher is no longer available on Netflix. (It just left mid-September, before I could finish the series! 😩) 1w
Librarybelle Darn! Thanks for letting me know, @MaureenMc ! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review. I‘m bummed to know the series isn‘t streaming anymore, though. 2d
Librarybelle Thanks, @BarbaraTheBibliophage ! It is a shame it is no longer streaming. 2d
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I read this one several years ago - an intriguing look at how pirates helped, in their way, the cultivation of Colonial America. Treaties and blockade running aplenty! #HesAPirate #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Adding to the TB-Rrrr! 🏴‍☠️😊 1w
Cinfhen Cute !!!!! @CrowCAH 😜 1w
Cinfhen And book does sound interesting 🤓 1w
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Jaimelire My dad would love this book! 1w
Librarybelle @Jaimelire If he has an opportunity to read it, I hope he likes it! 1w
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Thanks for the tag, @EadieB !

1. Loved it!!
2. Black with light colored petals
3. Last night, my library hosted the first big One Book program of the month, featuring a local meteorologist who discussed forensic meteorology and what the 1888 blizzard (as described in the book What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson) would have looked like
4. I can barely whistle but can snap my fingers!
5. ❤️❤️❤️

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There is a tradition in some towns to host a #bonfire the weekend of a home high school football game. I read this one for a class - it selves into the impact high school football has, specifically in Texas, though it could be argued that the culture is everywhere. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 I still have not read this! 🏈 2w
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I recently unearthed this one from one of my boxes. Using guidance from Austen‘s characters, Henderson provides dating advice. There is a section at the end that details the good and the bad male characters in Austen‘s works. I‘m not sure if letter writing is mentioned, but Darcy definitely is! #DarcysLetter #SoaringScores

Cinfhen Fun!! 2w
CrowCAH Perhaps I should read this and I‘ll find my own Mr. Darcy! 😊 1w
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Yup, there‘s a cozy mystery featuring a #BlackCat . There are actually several, but this one is a bonus, as it‘s set in a bookstore. Haven‘t read this series yet, but a book with cats and bookstores can‘t be that bad, right?? #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😽🖤 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤🐱 2w
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#ImperialMarch made me think of this book, which I read for college. Not exactly imperial, but it made me think of the struggles one family witnessed as Vietnam changed leadership and foreign control, and, ultimately, a look at how divided the country came. It‘s a narrative filled with sorrow, but yet also with hope. It‘s even more touching as the author wrote about her family. #SoaringScores

4thhouseontheleft I read this in college too. 2w
Cinfhen This looks just like the types of history books I find most fascinating/ engaging. Thanks for sharing 2w
CrowCAH Definitely part of a dynasty, which is imperial. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm You do have some interesting books! 😘 2w
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I really enjoyed this #orangecover book! Ocker decides to live in Salem, Massachusetts in order to understand the history of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and how that history impacts the city today. He covers so much and really makes you think about Salem. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 2w
ferskner This sounds AMAZING. 2w
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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Thank you for the tag, @kspenmoll !

1. If you follow me on IG, this may look familiar... #SebastianKitty resting on my legs. #catsoflitsy
2. Read! I may also watch a movie, depending upon my mood. If it‘s a terrible rainstorm, I usually have a strong headache, so napping also happens.
3. Not anything at the moment - my kind of weekend!
4. Wish to play? Please jump in! #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Great pic! Enjoy your weekend 🌺 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻😻 2w
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Under Currents | Nora Roberts
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I‘ve not read one of Roberts‘ stand alone novels for some time, but was so glad I picked up this one. I was hooked from the beginning with the horrors Zane and Britt face as kids. Flash forward years later to find under currents in their community. Darby, who recently has moved to the community, is also escaping a past. There was a tiny section that dragged for me, but other than that, it was a good Roberts novel and a good romantic suspense.⬇️⬇️

StayCurious Use this for BBRC - Grown Up New York Times bestseller I think is one of the categories 🙂 2w
Librarybelle Oh - thanks @StayCurious ! I‘ll look at the hashtag and mark it here and on the form. 😁 2w
Librarybelle This also works for #BBRC #GrowUp #NYTBestSeller . Thanks @StayCurious - I‘m glad we‘re #BBRC buddies! @LibrarianRyan 2w
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Owlizabeth Okay, my one quibble? As soon as I heard “Mr. Bingley” I knew the stalker was her ex. After the pointed Mr. Willoughby conversation, I couldn‘t believe they didn‘t figure it out sooner!! *end rant* 2w
Librarybelle @Owlizabeth I know!! It‘s was an eye rolling moment for me! 2w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2w
Lizpixie This was my first Nora Roberts. I‘ve always skipped over her thinking she was a romance writer but I won this book in an instagram giveaway and really enjoyed it. I now have two more of hers on audio & three on reserve at the library!👍 2w
Librarybelle @Lizpixie Hope you enjoy the others! Her stand alone books I‘ve read I‘ve enjoyed for the most part. The exception is High Noon - I just couldn‘t get into that one, for some reason. 2w
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Candy Apple Dead | Sammi Carter
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Of course, there are cozy mysteries set in candy shops or bakeries or fudge shops, implying that the goods are #todiefor . I pulled out any older cozy, which I haven‘t read it, that features a candy shop and recipes. Plus, October means an abundance of candy and caramel apples in my area, which means some fun treats are in store! #SoaringScores

Cinfhen Great cover and seasonally appropriate 🍎🍭🎃👻 2w
CrowCAH I‘ve already ate a Carmel apple, it was super delicious! 🍎 2w
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I‘m terrible with sticking with #tbr lists for the month. The closest I can come to a true #OctoberTBR is the hope to finish up at least some of the books that I have been reading for at least a month. They‘re all great books, but I‘m also getting distracted by other shiny books.

It‘s my hope to also include some mysteries and thrillers and other books that won‘t give me nightmares - totally #TeamSqueamish ! #FallIsBooked

MallenNC I so relate to not sticking to a TBR and being distracted by shiny new books! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t stick to a list either 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 2w
Sace Oh yeah. Planning my reading is just setting myself up for failure...or at least guaranteed to make my reading feel like a chore. 2w
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Librarybelle Glad I‘m not the only one who struggles, @MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @RestlessFickleBookHoarder ! 2w
Sace Not at all. I've thrown all tracking and planning out the window and just reading wherever my mood leads me. Im not reading as much, but I'm enjoying it more. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I think we all get distracted by shiny new books! 😂 2w
Librarybelle @OriginalCyn620 Hazard of being a reader - #somanybooksnotenoughtime ! 😂 2w
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Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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In homage to Pride and Prejudice, Sittenfeld writes a modern day Bennet-Darcy comedic drama, in which Mrs Bennet‘s hope for weddings for her daughters turns complicated. I‘ve heard mixed reviews on this one...haven‘t had a chance to read it, but did score a cheap copy to try it out! #TheRingGoesSouth #SoaringScores

LiteraryinLititz I really liked this one! 2w
Cinfhen I thought this worked really well!! I liked it 💍 2w
CrowCAH Perfect “ring” 💍 book! 😊 2w
CaramelLunacy I enjoyed this one, too 2w
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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My September started off really well for reading, and then it fizzled. Big time.I finished strong with a couple really good books, and I‘m hoping to finish a couple more in the next few days. #SeptStats

As for #SelfReflection , I found doing the #SelfImprovementSept challenge was fun to do, when I remembered to do it! It‘s great to think about the things that make you happy. Thanks ladies!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! Thanks for playing 💗💗 2w
OriginalCyn620 You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing along! 😊 2w
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#BOTM time, and I snagged these two. It looks like I‘m not the only one who went with these two choices!

mdm139 I got Fountains of Silence, I liked her other books 2w
Librarybelle @mdm139 Salt to the Sea is on my to read list! 2w
Gezemice I am curious of the water dancer - his first novel 2w
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Laughterhp Have you read anything else by this author? I‘ve never read her before and I‘m interested in making this book my pick, but don‘t like that it‘s classified by YA.. 2w
Librarybelle @Laughterhp I have not, though Salt To the Sea, also by her, is really high on my tbr list. That‘s also classed as a YA, yet I know more adults than teens who have read it and loved it. I‘ve also heard you need a tissue while reading her books. 2w
mdm139 @Laughterhp I love her other books. Even though it is YA it doesn‘t feel YA. Her books are very touching stories about teenagers during wars. 2w
Laughterhp @mdm139 okay that‘s definitely good to know! @Librarybelle I‘ll make sure to have tissues then! 😊 2w
Rachel_nyc Great minds...I‘m excited to read both of these! 2w
Librarybelle @Rachel_nyc ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hey #Whodunitthesequel friends! Our next rotation date is next week!

@Schlinkles , do you mind sending me an email? My address is my Litsy username at gmail DOT com. I have a question!

@aschermetz , I‘ll be sending you an email later on today!

@bookwrm526 , I should have the next book sent out to you by the end of the week!

Thanks everyone!

ScientistSam Thanks for keeping us on track @Librarybelle! @Schlinkles I don't have a book this round 2w
CatLass007 Thank you! 2w
Mollyanna @bookwormahn I don‘t have a book this round. @librarybelle Thanks for keeping us organized. 2w
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robinb Thanks as always @Librarybelle ! 💕 @ScientistSam I don‘t have a book for you this round. 💕 2w
BookwormAHN @aschermetz I didn't have a book this round. 2w
ferskner @robinb I have one this time! I'll have it sent by Monday. 2w
Pamwurtzler Thanks @Librarybelle ! I don‘t have a book this round. 1w
robinb @ferskner Sorry, I‘m just now seeing this...on the day it arrived! LOL 3d
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It‘s a #neverendingstory for me - setting up my home library. I moved into my home 5 years ago in October, and I‘m slowly setting up one of the bedrooms as a library. This past weekend, I unboxed a lot of books to get everything a bit more organized, to the point that I could take this picture and show a bit more of the room. Baby steps, but I‘m happy with the progress!

Thanks @arlenefinnigan and @Cinfhen for a fun #RedRoseSeptember !

arlenefinnigan Thanks for playing along! Happy library building 😉 2w
TheAromaofBooks That's so fun! I love your bookends. 2w
goodbyefrancie I love it! We changed a room into a ho me library about 3 years ago, and it's my favorite room in the house! I hope you enjoy it. 2w
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That looks great!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗📚💗 2w
LiteraryinLititz What a labor of love! 2w
Gissy Wow! So many books....a perfect world📚📚📚📚📚🙌 2w
Tamra Love it!! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! I want to come help you now... and browse... and just soak in the atmosphere. ☺️ 2w
Amiable We moved last December, and I also turned one of the bedrooms into a home library! It's the best room in the house, IMO. :) 2w
Tamra We‘ve been in our house a year and still not unpacked. We‘re waiting until next summer when we can redo the floors. I hope that isn‘t a mistake - waiting. My fear is it won‘t get done! 2w
Librarybelle @Tamra I completely understand that! 2w
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What‘s in a name? For Jane Austen, her use of names and place names have layered meanings. Doody investigates this in Austen‘s works.

I think I posted about this awhile ago...still haven‘t read it, and like anything else on my #tbr pile, I hope to get to it soon. #thingummybob #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Interesting! 2w
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Week 2 Check in - how is going for everyone? Any thoughts to share thus far? My thoughts are below under a spoiler. #literarycrew #buddyread

Librarybelle I‘m liking this so far. Definitely a slow burn for me - I feel like I have to take my time to read each sentence. I don‘t mind that! I hardly know anything about this era, so I find it fascinating to see these two religions come to battle, of sorts. This week‘s section moves us into Part 2, where Languoreth is a few years older and near marriage age. It‘ll be interesting to see what happens next! 2w
Mishu94 I really want to read this trilogy but I don‘t know whether I should go for it or not :/ 2w
Librarybelle @Mishu94 I think it‘s good! I‘m learning a lot about the 6th century. 2w
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Mishu94 @Librarybelle so should I go for it? 2w
Librarybelle @Mishu94 I would recommend it. @cobwebmoth loved it so much she‘s already finished the book, so I‘m pretty sure she‘d also recommend it! The full trilogy isn‘t out yet, I think, so if you like reading the books back to back, you may have a wait. 2w
Crazeedi @Librarybelle I have first section done, 2nd not quite! So far it's ok, I thought I'd like it more, I'm hoping it pulls me in. I'll finish second part today! 2w
Laughterhp Just starting to get into this book! I‘m just starting chapter 8! Liking it so far, but it‘s a little slow. 2w
Librarybelle @Laughterhp Agreed - I like it, but it‘s a little slow 2w
lele1432 I'm just getting into it so I won't click the spoiler just yet lol but I'm enjoying it! 2w
TamAnder Yep, getting into it and feeling the need to read up on my history to see how much is based on fact. 2w
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To say Evelyn Hugo is a complicated character is a major understatement. But yet, she delivers these one liners that are so poignant and heartfelt that I couldn‘t help but be blown away. Reid writes such an interesting book about such a flawed character; admittedly, the ending shattered me.

While I think Daisy Jones is still my favorite, this one is so good. Captivating. Can‘t wait for the final discussion. #botmbuddyread #Zeke #catsoflitsy

marleed I think I should read TJR books with highlighters in hand. She writes such great words into her characters! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed me too!! I have a notebook beside me ❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This was my second time to read it and she broke my heart again 💔💚 2w
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Librarybelle @marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks A notebook is a great idea! 2w
marleed @Librarybelle @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve been thinking of keeping a blank journal for the times when I need to track the many characters in some books. But I think just keeping it hand for any thought from any book would be even better! 2w
Dragon 😻 2w
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United States, 1919 - the Prohibition era began, making the selling and consumption of alcoholic beverages illegal. This was also the beginning of a good year for grape harvesting and winemaking in California‘s Napa Valley. This nonfiction accounts looks at the lengths these wine producers went in order to make their products. On my #tbr list & selected for today as one of the few books I have with ran in the title! #IRan #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan This sounds fascinating #stacked 2w
Godmotherx5 What a cool topic. Adding this to my TBR. 2w
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Booking the Crook | Laurie Cass
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Another nice addition to the Bookmobile Cat mystery series. Minnie, with her cat Eddie, discovers the murder victim while out on a bookmobile run. Lots of suspects abound. Meanwhile, Minnie is dealing with other things in her life that could become rather complicated. A fast read.

Susannah Bookmobiles! \o/ Cats! \o/ 2w
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A re-read for #agathachristieclubr2 , and I chose to listen to it this time. Hercule Poirot‘s first appearance in a Christie novel (and her first novel) involves red herrings and Christie‘s love of poison discussion. The audio was great to listen to, even if I swear the narrator mispronounced some of the French words. A good revisit to get back into the Christie readings!

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This memoir is utterly heartbreaking. Tuhabonye was the lone survivor in a horrific attack of genocide, involving #TwoTribes in Africa, the Hutu and the Tutsi. What he witnessed, and what he escaped, no one of any age should witness. It‘s so good he told his story. #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Sounds like a horrifying story. 3w
Cinfhen Oh, I totally WANT to read this but I don‘t think my heart can bear it. 3w
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@HappyLitsyversary indicates that today marks my 3rd year anniversary on Litsy.

3 years ago, I took a chance on the Litsy app - I researched, read reviews, stalked message sites. I‘m very leery of the unknown, but I wanted to be a part of a book community. I‘m so glad I joined. This is such a great community of readers and people. I‘ve also made some fabulous friends for life!

Thank you!! 😘

MicheleinPhilly YAY! So happy you joined! 3w
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🎉📚 3w
Christine We‘re all so lucky to have this space! ❤️ 3w
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Mollyanna You‘re such an important part of Litsy. I can‘t imagine it without you. Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Happy Litsyversary! 3w
UnidragonFrag Happy Litsyversary!!! 🎉🎉 3w
Cinfhen Happy Litsyversary ♥️🎉🎉🎉 3w
Lcsmcat Happy Litsyversary! 3w
batsy Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚 3w
DaveGreen7777 Awww, Happy 3-year Litsyversary, Jess! I‘ve only been on Litsy for about one year, but you were one of the first people I became friends with on here. You are so sweet and kind, and I‘m eternally grateful to have become book buddies with you on here! 🤗 3w
DrexEdit Happy Litsyversary! 😊 💜 3w
TrishB 🎉🎉 was my 3 years this week too 3w
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 3w
Kalalalatja Woohoo! 3w
TheSpineView Congrats and happy Litsy Anniversary! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Birdsong28 Happy litsyversery 🎉 🎊 📚 📖 3w
mrp27 Happy Litsyversary! 3w
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QuietlyLaura Happy Litsyversary! I‘m glad you‘re here! 🎉💕📚 3w
lele1432 🤗🥳🥳🥂🥂 3w
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @MicheleinPhilly ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @AnneCecilie ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle It‘s so true, @Christine 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Mollyanna ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @erzascarletbookgasm ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @UnidragonFrag ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Cinfhen ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Lcsmcat ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @batsy ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @DaveGreen7777 ! Right back at you! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @DrexEdit ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @TrishB ! Happy Litsyversary to you too! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @julesG ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Kalalalatja ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @TheSpineView ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Birdsong28 ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @mrp27 ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @BookwormAHN ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @QuietlyLaura ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @lele1432 ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Jas16 ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Gissy Happy anniversary!📚📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️❤️🎈🎈🎈 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Gissy ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
ferskner Yayyyyyyyyy!!!! 2w
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Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Redwritinghood ! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
kspenmoll Oh I am so happy you joined!!!! It‘s been such fun reading books with you! You have added so much to the Litsy experience!❤️❤️ 2w
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @kspenmoll ! I do enjoy the buddy reads and the insights you bring to them! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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I really need to move this one up on my #tbr list. I‘ve heard such good things about it...so much so that I snagged a copy through #BookOutlet a year ago. #SevenSeas #RedRoseSeptember

Butterfinger It is one of my favorites. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s good, I loved it. 3w
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