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looking_for_mikaela
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Finally home for a bit, loving my couch, my Netflix, and my most recent read (suffering through outlander withdrawals is real!!). Thrilled to hear the perspective of a woman who has had one of the most unique vantage points on leadership!

“Women need to know they‘re right before they stand up. Men are OK objecting if they just think they might be right”

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Most recently #readaroundtheworld took me to Lake Bled in Slovenia. I was too busy rowing with friends to read on this beautiful lake, but best believe I wanted nothing more than to float lazily with Claire and Jamie to accompany me. On book 8/8, now we might yet finish before fall begins!

monalyisha WOW! 😍 2mo
Freespirit Amazing! 2mo
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A breath of snow and ashes with a chainsaw...

Certainly changes the vibes a wee bit.

DeeLew Lock every door with a chainsaw 🤣 3mo
TheSpineView @DeeLew Good one!😋 3mo
Stormborn1992 City of Girls with a chainsaw! 3mo
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wanderinglynn How to Stop Time . . . With a Chainsaw 😂😂😂 3mo
Carolyn11215 Space Opera...With a Chainsaw. Actually would work given storyline. LOL. 3mo
jessinikkip Pride and prejudice and zombies...with a chainsaw. My question....who has the chainsaw?? 😱 3mo
Aims42 The Right Sort of Man... with a chainsaw 😂 I‘d pass on that LOL 3mo
dragondrool The Art of Racing in the Rain...With Chainsaws. 3mo
AnansiGirl We Sold Our Souls... With a Chainsaw. Oof that had to have been a painful ceremony. 😂 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows... With a Chainsaw. Kinky! 3mo
looking_for_mikaela @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego has me literally rolling with laughter 3mo
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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When the day shall come, that we do part,” he said softly, and turned to look at me, “if my last words are not ‘I love you‘ - ye‘ll ken it was because I didna have time.

Jamie Fraser 😍😍😍 (featuring a relevant photo taken from Loch Ness on my iPhone yesterday)

mabell How cool!! 4mo
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“One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn‘t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books”

I opened this classic on my kindle purely because I broke my fast this morning at The Elephant House in Edinburgh, allegedly one of Ms. Rowling‘s favorite spots to write before Harry, Ron, and Hermione became famous the world over.

Freespirit Love that coffee❤️ 4mo
OriginalCyn620 That latte art is amazing! ❤️☕️ 4mo
tpixie Great latte and what a fun place to revisit Hogwarts!!! 4mo
Christine 🐘☕️❤️ 4mo
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When I‘m not reading I have a pretty cool job. Privileged to fly the rainbow of colors in honor of Independence Day! #longliveliberty

Chrissyreadit What is your job? 4mo
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Cat plus kindle is happiness. #catandkindle

I‘m still on the way to finishing Outlander this summer 💃🏻

Erofan 😻 4mo
brit91 😻Awww😍😻 4mo
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Once again, Claire has me laughing out loud. #spiritanimal

At this rate, I‘ll be through all 8 books before the month is up!

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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#nameabookgame

“I have hated words and I have loved them and I hope I have made them right”

This book is my all time favorite read. Picking it up off my shelf feels like coming home.

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Pickpick

Written by true American hero about the Heroes of the USS ARIZONA. For Memorial Day, forget not those that never stopped wearing the uniform 🇺🇸

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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How can you ever travel alone if you‘ve brought with you a book?
#travelreads #frenchwine #kindle

Note, I‘ve made progress into book three. I will have this series complete by summer‘s end!!

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Went for a hike today and found the perfect spot (in a cave!!) to sit with my kindle for a few moments at lunch. Spain is beautiful and I‘m discovering so many new things I love about it everyday, but every adventure is better with a book 📖 #optoutsideandbringyourbook

I promise that someday I‘ll finish this book and start posting about others 🤷🏻‍♀️

BethM Beautiful! 5mo
TheLibrarian Seriously gorgeous! 5mo
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Claire Fraser is my spirit animal ❤️🥰✌️🤷🏻‍♀️

LaraReads 😂😂😂🙌🏻 5mo
Birdsong28 😂👏👏📚📖 5mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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After binge watching all four seasons (and finally unpacking my books!!) it‘s time to get to the reading part of my #outlander adventure.

https://lookingformikaela.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/unpacking-boxes-to-find-my-he...

LMJenkins My absolute favorite! 💛 5mo
baes So exciting! I started the show before the books too. 5mo
looking_for_mikaela @baes I‘m super in love with the books now, even more than I am with Jamie played by Sam Heughan. Claire Fraser is my soul ❤️ 5mo
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Enchantment | Orson Scott Card
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1. Contemporary Drama/Fiction
2. Military History
3. Fantasy
4. Science Fiction (only if it‘s done well!)
5. Enchantment (Orson Scott Card)
6. The Green and the Gray (Timothy Zahn)
7. New followers, tagged!

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Y‘all, I‘ve been reading this book for literally two months. It‘s not a hard read, but I‘m just not into finishing it. I‘m in a book slump and I need help! #whattoread #bookslump #helpme (also throwback to this internet gem)

Demibom What do you like to read? 6mo
looking_for_mikaela @Demibom I‘m so all over the place, usually more of a contemporary drama, with the occasional science fiction splashed in? 6mo
tpixie Try something different! The author is a Litten! 6mo
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looking_for_mikaela @tpixie annnnd it‘s on my list. Thanks for the recommendation! (edited) 6mo
tpixie @looking_for_mikaela I like the writing. The 3 sisters were actually real people! I'm reading the second one now 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, this often happens to me with nonfiction. Killers of the Flower Moon almost sent me into one but I‘ve introduced Stephen King as a palate cleanser.. 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 That sounds weird, but KOTFM is so disturbing, and also drawn out, that SK is a welcome change. When you‘re determined to finish a book, sometimes another book “break”helps. Fiction Saves. Lol 6mo
looking_for_mikaela @JanuarieTimewalker13 “fiction saves”! 🥰 I love it 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha...yeah, amazing I could come up with anything BC-Before Coffee. It‘s my mental “on” switch. Lol 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage You could always stick to the same characters, but bump to this fictional mystery. It‘s funny and a quick read. 6mo
tpixie @JanuarieTimewalker13 #FictionSaves ! I love it!!! ♥️📚♥️ 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @tpixie hahaha!! I like the hashtag!! I‘m still plowing through KOTFM. It‘s so disturbing that Bag of Bones is actually comforting (thus far). 6mo
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Y‘all I went crazy at B&N last week and don‘t know where to start. #whatsmynextread #help

looking_for_mikaela Books that didn‘t make the photo: A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles) and Promise Me, Dad (Joe Biden) 7mo
Smrloomis I‘m not much help since out of this whole stack, I‘ve only read Dune 🤷🏻‍♀️ For what it‘s worth, I loved it. 🙂 7mo
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Every Word You Cannot Say | Iain S. Thomas
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I picked up this book on Sunday, coincidentally just a day after a good friend of mine took his own life. In the midst of grief and guilt and anger, as I read these words, I felt the need to share my heart. If you are scared or ashamed or lost, you are not alone. You are loved. It‘s okay to be not okay. Share your burdens and your troubles, together we are strong enough to defeat any demon. It‘s okay to ask for help. ❤️

Crazeedi My deepest sympathies, I can't imagine how you are feeling. Sending prayers to you tonight 8mo
Texreader Heartbreaking!! So sorry for your loss. And thanks for sharing. 💙💙💙 8mo
JacqMac Sorry for your loss. 💕 8mo
Itchyfeetreader Sorry for your loss. Beautiful heartfelt words 8mo
Demibom A good friend of mine tried to commit suicide a week ago. He said he felt very loved online and hated in real life😢 6mo
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“Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.”

“That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”

tpixie I love these quotes!! 6mo
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I devoured this book today after watching the Netflix feature a few days ago. Needless to say I found myself as enchanted by Mary Ann‘s prose as much as Juliet Adams must have been by Dawsey, Eben, Amelia, Isla, and the residents of the island of Guernsey.

The letter writing is the perfect presentation for the story of the Society and how books change lives. 451 characters are not enough to convey the joy I feel after I finally put it down.

sprainedbrain Great review! I loved the book and the film. ❤️ 8mo
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I can‘t even begin to imagine the enormity of such a realization. We the living take so much of it for granted, forgetting we will all share in a few key experiences, chief among those being death. When Breath Becomes Air was well written, sometimes scientific, and a interesting glimpse into death.

#overdrive #nonfiction #saturdaymornings

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1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea 🌊

2. Hot cider with cinnamon moonshine 💁🏻‍♀️

3. Chai Tea ☕️ ❤️

#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain Love A Very Large Expanse of Sea! Thanks for joining in ☕😊 9mo
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Dark Force Rising | Timothy Zahn
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Finally picked up my kindle again after what feels like years of road-tripping. Nothing like a quick little classic Star Wars novel to relax with for the evening!
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Also, if y‘all are interested, I‘m starting to write about my reading and traveling at Wordpress. lookingformikaela.wordpress.com

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖❤ 9mo
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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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A few months ago I finished this book while I was on deployment. Wishful Drinking was hilarious and had me laughing out loud even on the worst of days. The voice and candor is just marvelous. It‘s like listening to a friend regal you with flair and attitude of the nuances of life. Carrie Fisher may be one with the Force, but she‘ll always be our Princess. #CarrieOnForever

sprainedbrain Love her so much! ❤️ 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I love her books...so in your face honest!! Still miss her! (edited) 10mo
Gezemice I miss her, too @Riveted_Reader_Melissa . Love that picture! 9mo
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Every time I read this my heart flutters and my soul screams out with joy. I feel powerful 💪

WhisperingRealms Goosebumps! ❤️This! 10mo
Itchyfeetreader This is beautiful - welcome to the kindest most bookish corner of the web 10mo
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My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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I‘m traveling a lot this upcoming year, starting early with a cross country road trip and eventual move to Spain. My goal is to make time every place I stop to read a few chapters. Also to finish the ever growing pile next to my bookshelf of “to reads”. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#sundayfunday @sebrittain thanks for the prompting!!

sebrittainclark Thanks for participating! 🎉❤🎉❤🎉 10mo
zsuzsanna_reads Sounds exciting! 10mo
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Inkheart | Cornelia Funke

Books have to be heavy because the whole world‘s inside them.

Suelizbeth Welcome to Litsy 📚❤️ 10mo
Cinfhen I really like that 💗 10mo
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RaimeyGallant Such a great quote! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
Kaye Welcome 🌸 10mo
SilversReviews Love this quote. Welcome!! 10mo
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
looking_for_mikaela @Cinfhen Me too! It‘s one of my favorite books, I first read it probably 15 years ago and the quote has always stuck with me ❤️ 10mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 10mo
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HelloJennyReviews Welcome to Litsy! It's really awesome here 10mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 10mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗📚 10mo
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