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lynneamch

Joined October 2016

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Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
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The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster
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Myth of Perpetual Summer | Susan Crandall
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Out of my usual routine so had to give up most reading goals for the month. But, one I've kept up is trying to do something productive while listening to audiobooks. So, I stripped the old wallpaper in a bathroom and painted a bedroom. Plan to paint the bathroom tomorrow and start a new audio book. Enjoyed the posted book which seemed perfect for #SummerEndReadathon as the zinnias in the garden fade. @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Well done! 2w
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What does this Rock & Rye have to do with solving a French murder mystery? Hint: True Detroiters will call it "pop". Fun read with the added bonus of a bit of Julia Child. #MittenLitten

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Mrs. Plansky's Revenge | Spencer Quinn
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"Hello it is I, your grandson, insert name here," said Dinu.
Two young men are tuning up their English & phone scam skills. But, widowed former successful business owner Mrs. Plansky refuses to remain a victim & follows clues to a small town in Romania. Witty repartee, & charming characters make for a fun, fast, escapist read. Thanks to Reading Group Choices and Forge Books for my free copy. #FirstLineFridays @shybookowl

TheBookgeekFrau Stacked -- sounds fun!! 1mo
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#Audiobaking today. Just happen to be listening to this fun mystery taking place at a baking competition show. They're in the middle of Pie Day as I'm prepping my blueberry/nectarine filling.

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Can't give enough praise to this beautiful ode to dog/human relationships. It's unknown who benefitted more: Rick or Speck. The author's sweet Southern narration only adds to the genuine emotional storytelling that he crafts through highs and lows of physical and mental health. Lucky you @britt_brooke ! It's been years since we've had a dog of our own, but here's a pic of our somewhat speckled grandpup dressed for his prom picture. #DogsofLitsy

britt_brooke Aw, what a handsome boy! So happy you loved this, too. 🤍🐾 1mo
dabbe Such a handsome fella! 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
lynneamch Thx @britt_brooke . Looks like your Champ is a speckled beauty, too! 1mo
lynneamch Thx @dabbe He is a good boy (most of the time) 😉 1mo
britt_brooke @lynneamch He is - thank you! His little nose freckles are my fave. 🤍 (edited) 1mo
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The Paris Dressmaker | Kristy Cambron
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 👗 1mo
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👗👍🏼 1mo
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The Flight Girls | Noelle Salazar
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Not until 2009 did the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) receive recognition when they were finally awarded the US Congressional Gold Medal. As volunteers shuttling planes during WWII, they did not receive veterans' status until 30 years later (and that over objection of the American Legion). They paid for their own pilots license training, uniforms, and funerals. More than 1000 served. 38 were killed. (cont.)

lynneamch I listened to Fanny Flagg's novel right after Flight Girls having no idea that the topic was the same highly recommend both. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading Fannie Flagg is an auto-buy author for me but I don‘t always get to them right away. I‘ve had this one for years. This my sign to get to it! 😄 3mo
UwannaPublishme Love all of Fannie‘s books too and this one was one of my all-time favorites. 🙌🏻 2mo
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Had a wonderful time in Chattanooga, #Tennessee today with #breakfast quiche at Bluegrass Grill, wandered through the Sculpture Garden at Montague Park, and discovered the Book & Cover, a charming little #bookshop on Hanover Street, where I purchased The Alchemist (a long-time #tbr selection). #indybookstore #breakfastandabook

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The Book Haters' Book Club | Gretchen Anthony
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Enjoying the last few chapters of this #LMPBC read on the front porch while watching for hummingbirds. This has been fun. Sending off to @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 soon.

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I still have 2 books to read. Life has been a lot busier over the last few months, than I expected when I signed up for this round. All really good stuff. Just resulting in not nearly as much reading time as I thought I‘d have. 🙄 3mo
lynneamch Good to hear it's good stuff. Be well. 3mo
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Suttree | Cormac McCarthy
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Recalling a time on Market Square in Knoxville when this tribute to Cormac McCarthy was literally at my feet as I watched a concert there. Sad news of his passing today.

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Scientist Elizabeth Zott faces #PowerandCorruption in the lab and the TV industry in the 1950s & 60s as men take credit for her work and threaten her attempts to change the status quo. Almost finished with this #LMPBC selection chosen by @shellleigh33. Thank you! Loving it! I'll send it out tomorrow @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 #ThemedThursday @dabbe

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 This is the one I‘m most excited to read. It‘s been on my TBR for a long time. I‘ve read the first couple of chapters as a sample on Libby. 5mo
dabbe Excellent choice! I just read it not long ago and LOVED it, especially the character Six-Thirty! Thanks! 💚🤗💙 5mo
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A trifecta author sighting at the Wayland Free #Library last week when visiting the Boston area: Juliette Fay launching her latest (sounds so good), posing with fellow author Greer Macallister @theladygreer and Randy Susan Meyers. So appreciate in-person events again.

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Boston Public Library | Catherine J. Willis
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Lovely afternoon tea at the #Boston Public #Library this week, with a view onto the courtyard. Being surrounded with books makes everything better.

Suet624 I went there probably 4 years ago and took soooo many photos. Lovely place.
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JamieArc I love cloisters 😍😍😍 6mo
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The Headmaster's Wife | Thomas Christopher Greene
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Luck of the Irish #BlindDatewithaBook at my #library to celebrate #StPatricksDay. Not something would have come across otherwise. Looking forward to it!

TheBookHippie How lovely! 7mo
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Such a clever cover. The jacket is translucent with a face and another face shows through from the hardcover underneath. Loved the story, too. #MagicMarch #Faceonthecover @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs How clever!! 7mo
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Arca | G.R. Macallister
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Check out Greer Macallister Facebook page for one-day flash giveaway to celebrate #internationalwomensday with any of her books: #fantasy and #historicalfiction. Picked up my copy of Arca on pub day yesterday at a fave #indiebookstore, Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL.
Second in the Five Queendoms series after Scorpica. Can't wait!

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Orfeo | Richard Powers
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"The porous edge between hope and fear." One of the many turns of phrase I had to pause and think on. This novel is so rich with #music references. It may be off-putting to some readers & much was beyond my ability to fully appreciate, but I love his writing. Published in 2014, his mention of a likely pandemic and the inevibility of lab leaks is eerie. Bushwacker & reading at the beach bar on this windy day. #science #bookanddrink #involvesmusic

lynneamch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs Also have to mention this one for #MarchMagic #involvesmusic as I just watched the first two episodes tonight. Good so far. 7mo
Eggs Sounds fascinating 🧐 Great choice. That drink looks delicious 😋 7mo
SamAnne Every since Overstory I‘ve wanted to read his backlist. I think next might be Echo Maker. 7mo
lynneamch @SamAnne Me too. This one was also achingly good 7mo
SamAnne @lynneamch yes! Loved that one too. 7mo
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Here's a book from each of our TBRs to add to the mix for#lmpbc @shellleigh33 @BookishPiper @smalldogs_bigbooks2419

shellleigh33 They all sound good but my first pick would be A Little Life 7mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Women Talking is on my TBR. Summer Hours also sounds good. 7mo
BookishPiper My first would be Summer Hours. Women Talking sounds pretty good as well. 7mo
lynneamch Looking at our responses, how about this? @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 starts Book Haters @shellleigh33 starts Lessons in Chemistry. @lynneamch starts Women Talking @BookishPiper starts Summer Hours unless you'd like something else 7mo
BookishPiper I'll be putting up a post with my picks when I get home from work this afternoon. 7mo
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An important record of designer Ann Lowe's struggles and successes. I would have appreciated more detailed description of some of her designs, but it did introduce me to her and has taken me down the research rabbit hole with some interesting youtube videos. Would love to see the exhibit in DC. Pic of my recent #bookhaul from Foley, AL Book Exchange.

Suet624 Oooh, I want to be where you are! 7mo
Julsmarshall Ooh, I‘ve shopped that little bookstore-so many books! 7mo
BarbaraBB I am coming with you @Suet624 😀😍 7mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Yippee!!! 💕😂 7mo
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My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire | Maurice White, Herb Powell
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In a world that's so corrupted
Where the dollar makes the choice
We really don't care
It's all about #soul
We're hooked on soul
Hooked on soul . . .
Voices talk equality
Universal family of soul (Gotta stroll)
--Earth, Wind & Fire

Music is a moral law, It gives #soul
to the universe, wings to the mind
flight to the imagination, and
charm and gaiety to life and to
everything.
--Plato

#InQuotes @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Thx @Leftcoastzen

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 8mo
Eggs Ah well done!!! Love Earth, Wind and Fire ❤️🎶🥰 8mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 7mo
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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"... in her #heart she feared it was
something more: it was a sign. Because, if one looked around carefully, wasn't everything?" from tagged book. #LitsyAuthor Chris Bohjalian quotes his muse Emily Dickinson in another novel of his Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands: If I can stop one #heart from breaking I shall not live in vain.
#InQuotes
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Bklover ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Eggs Perfection ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Girl in Disguise | Greer Macallister
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"As for the world I've drawn around her in these pages, I can say this: if #truth isn't always stranger than fiction, it is at least a great deal more complicated."
--Greer Macallister talking about her rendering of Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton agent who really did save Abraham Lincoln's life as he headed to his first inauguration #truth #InQuotes
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds awesome ❤️ 8mo
Eggs Sounds inviting 👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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" I used to think that once you really knew a thing its #truth would shine on forever. Now it's pretty obvious to me that more often than not the batteries fade, and sometimes what you knew even goes out with a bang when you try to call on it, just like a lightbulb cracking off when you throw the switch."

Pic of Ann at a Literacy Luncheon in Oak Ridge, TN in 2017. Beautiful book, beautiful friendship.
#InQuotes @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 8mo
Eggs Such an inspiring beautiful book ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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"This novel exists because I‘m Appalachian and fed up with the way mainstream media portray us as dumb jokes or objects of #pity. (If we show up at all.) I‘m committed to honest representation of the beauty and complexity of this place." -- Barbara Kingsolver talking about Demon Copperhead, inspired by David Copperfield. Makes me want to read Dickens again. #InQuotes
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#ReadThisNotThat instead of Hillbily Ellegy

Eggs Awesome 😎 8mo
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"Is it possible that anxiety ends at
the moment when we no longer
have #time for it?"
Poignant collection of essays by amazing
Ann Patchett #inquotes @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great collage! I agree-I read this last year 🧡 8mo
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Also from Wally Lamb in I Know This Much ls True:
But what are our stories if not the #mirrors we hold up to our fears?
#InQuotes
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Eggs Well done 🙌🏻🪞👏🏻 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks LOVE this book!!! 8mo
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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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Eggs ❤️ Frankl ❤️ 8mo
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No Man is an Island | Thomas Merton
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"If the #essence of freedom were merely the act of choice, then the mere fact of making choices would perfect our freedom.” --Thomas Merton. #InQuotes
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Eggs Well done and lovely photo🧡🧡 8mo
Talewaggingreads Island sunsets. 😎 7mo
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"But let me begin with a statement of my own
passionate and indignant #belief - I do not care one goddamned thing about how James Dickey conducted his personal life. I care everything about what this man wrote on
blank sheets of paper when he sat alone probing the extremities of imagination."
--Pat Conroy. #InQuotes
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Eggs Beautiful tableau👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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A Piece of the World | Christina Baker Kline
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"This is a girl who has lived through broken dreams and promises. Stil lives. Will always
live on that hillside, at the center of a world that unfolds all the way to the edges of the #canvas . . . What she wants most-what she truly yearns for-is what any of us want: to be seen. And look. She is."
Pic from author's website. Beautiful writing. Captivating #histfic #art #artist
#BkBasedOnPainting
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💚💛 8mo
Eggs A great book 📖 💛📚 8mo
intothehallofbooks One of my favorite books! 8mo
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High Fidelity | Nick Hornby
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"It's no good pretending that any
*relationship* has a future if your
record collections disagree
violently or if your favorite films
wouldn't even speak to each other
if they met at a party." Love this book!
Pics of Paperback Writer, a fave vinyl records & used books #bookstore in Michigan. #mittenlitten #relationship #InQuotes
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Eggs Love this❤️📚 🎥 8mo
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"There still faintly beamed from the woman's features something of the freshness and even the prettiness, of her *youth*; rendering it evident that the personal charms which Tess could boast were in main part her mother's gift, and therefore unknightly, unhistorical." Required reading long ago for my Senior High lit class. Still treasure this find from a little bookshop in London on our Senior trip. #youth #InQuotes @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 8mo
Eggs Beautiful 😍 8mo
Talewaggingreads London as a Senior Trip? Lol, how about a Seniors' trip to London? 😜 7mo
lynneamch @Talewaggingreads Ha! Guess we'll settle for Fairhope for now. 7mo
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From the sublime (my grandparents' marriage certificate from 1910) to the ridiculous: a hilarious quote from The Princess Bride:

Mawage is wot bwings us together today. Mawage, that blessed awangement, that dweam wifin a dweam. And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva. So tweasure your wuv.

#Marriage #InQuotes
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 8mo
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"My life has been a tapestry
Of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision
Of the ever-changing view
A wond'rous woven magic
In bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see
Impossible to hold"

@dabbe beat me to it, but couldn't help adding a post of my well-worn piano music of Carol King's #Tapestry album. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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dabbe Sorry about that! LOVE that you have the piano music! Wow. Would love to hear you play it! ❣️🤗❣️ 8mo
Eggs Well done💙🐈‍⬛🧡 8mo
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Not really a coincidence that the movie is on TV right now, but it is a surprise to read these words: "Almost every moment of her life she lives in the moment where she is. It's like the guy in Memento. It's like every day is Groundhog day."
Identifying with the author as she's looking at ways to maintain her own brain health by reading, writing, and relearning math. Tagged another of her books as this one is not in the database. #groundhogday

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Exiles | Jane Harper
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Schedule for fellow Jane Harper fans, in case you are near any of these venues. Bummed I won't get to Fairhope until a week too late. If you've ever been to One More Page in Arlington, you know they also have great wine and chocolate! #Australia #indiebookstore

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The Cloisters | Katy Hays
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Lots more than just one #secret here. Not all littens agree, but I'm enthralled so far. It's so fun to read about places you've been. I'm about halfway through, where Ann & Rachel are at the Morgan #Library. Pics are from my visit last March. #JanuaryJazz #NYC @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Awesome 👏🏻 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 8mo
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The Embrace, inpired by Coretta and Martin's hug after he was awarded the Nobel #Peace Prize. First on my itinerary next trip to #Boston. #JanuaryJazz #MLKday #MLK
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs I love This! 8mo
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The Magician's Lie | Greer Macallister
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Eggs Beautiful & well done 👍🏼 🐦 9mo
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Arca | G.R. Macallister
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Can't think of a better way to celebrate #inwiththenew than by diving into this #arc of Arca, by my fave #fantasy author. The second in the Five Queendoms series following Scorpica, Arca finds the Drought of Girls over, but a boy in line to be King. Say it isn't so! Battles, intrigue, mysyery, and magic twist the plot at every turn. #JanuaryJazz @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️📚 9mo
Eggs Great chair!! Is it a rocker? 9mo
lynneamch @Eggs It is a rocker, part of a 3-piece set my in-laws bought second-hand in the 1950s. We had the noses restored as my hubs & siblings used to turn the chairs upside down to make forts. 9mo
Eggs @lynneamch Awesome 👏🏻 9mo
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For me, just the word saffron evokes the scent of my Cornish gram's saffron buns. Pic is of the last time I made them, a much rarer occurrence for me than it was for her. "Friendship, food, and love" is an accurate description of this charming epistilary novel. #food #memories

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Shockingly and pleasantly surprised to see this book lover sculpture inside a #McDonalds while visiting west #Michigan. Tagged this book that sounds well-worth reading, based on reviews by @Cosmos_Moon and others. #BookLoversDay #NovemberNarrative #MittenLitten @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs In McDonalds!!!! That is awesome!!! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!!! Love it! 11mo
Cosmos_Moon Thanks for the tag, and what a cool statue! 11mo
TNbookworm Love! 11mo
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A fascinating & insightful window into the world of a career diplomat trying her best to foster the values of democracy in the most challening situations. Yovanovich brings to life the fears, losses, & successes of each posting, finally as the U.S. Ambassador to #Ukraine in 2016, then her unjust removal & subsequent testimony. I admire her so much. Pic of my Ukrainian grandparents with my dad here in the U.S. about 1919. #ukrainewestandwithyou 💔

jlhammar Sounds good. Love the photo. That egg is so beautiful. 11mo
lynneamch Thank you @jlhammar 11mo
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The Cloisters | Katy Hays
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Can't wait to read this one; just announced today as Jenna's #bookclub pick. Reposting this college of the Cloisters from a past visit, originally posted 6 years ago when I first became a #litten. What a joy to scroll through old postings and reminisce about special books and this special community of readers. Thank you all. #NYC

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I had bailed on thus one awhile back, but decided to give it another try after seeing these turtles all the way down a log on my walk last week. Seemed like a sign. I'm glad I did. I thought Green did an effective job of showing the challenges and frustrations of dealing with intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. It is ultimately a hopeful message about having a fulfilling life with all of its ups and downs. #mentalhealth

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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Pride and Predujice. | Jane Austen
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This #scarf is one of the many Jane Austin gifts my mother has received from my daughter. P&P- themed items are always a safe bet. Of course, she will only display them, as she claims they are too special to actually use. #OminusOctober @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Love the chair too💜 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧣❤️ 12mo
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Scorpica | G.R. Macallister
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So wish I could be in #nyc for #comiccon this week to see my fave author G.R. Macallister talk about her kickass women in Scorpica! Love her kickass women in Greer's historical fiction too. #fantasy #nyccomiccon @theladygreer

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Appreciated listening to this inspiring memoir of Ly Tran's difficult childhood, academic expectations, mental health challenges, and ultimate #recovery. #indeliblemoments @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs What a great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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Best part of flying: guilt-free reading time. Really enjoying this historical take on a woman navigating her new-found family relationships and expected gender roles while disguised as her murdered husband. #coffeeandabook

BarkingMadRead This was a great book! 13mo
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Salvaging a frustrating Friday with this charming read from fave narrator Julia Whelan, Negroni, and roses from hubs. Appreciating her insider view of audiobooks with snarky take on Romance genre. Funny that in my first Whelan (Greer Macallister's The Magician's Lie), the male narrator's real name happens to be Nick.

Smrloomis Lovely roses! Hope your evening is better than your day! 1y
lynneamch Thank you Summer. I really like waffles too. 1y
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