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MinDea

MinDea

Joined June 2016

Lover of: Food, Books, Cats, Alice in Wonderland, Animals, Soft Blankets, Wine & Whiskey
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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
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Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
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Helping Hands | Susan Ring
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Hi #LitsyFamily. One of our members is strongly affected by the #GovernmentShutdown. She has been furloughed for almost a month 😫 She could use some help and support. If you're able and willing please visit her Etsy shop and buy a bookmark! They're awesome! Let's come together and help her out!
Thank you!!!! 💙
@LitsyHappenings

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JatipDesign

@That-Bookish-Hiker

That-Bookish-Hiker Awww thank you so much @MinDea ❤️❤️ 5mo
AmyG Heading there now!!! 5mo
Chrissyreadit Done. 5mo
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AmyG Well, that was fun. Bookmarks for Valentine‘s day. I am very proud (?) to say my daughters will love their Ted Bundy bookmarks. 🤣 5mo
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
Kaye @AmyG Do your daughters like reading true crime too ? 5mo
BooknerdsLife Awww just visited the store and love the bookmarks, sadly they don't ship to Australia... :( 5mo
AmyG @Kaye they do! 5mo
Rissa1 Done. Bookmarks for me and my niece. 5mo
Marmie7 My daughter is going to love the Godzilla sticker! I also got me a little something😁 5mo
MinDea @booknerdslife thank you for looking! Maybe one day they will! 5mo
tonyahoswalt Cute stuff! I ordered a few! 5mo
Mindyrecycles Love them and bought a few. Wish I could do more. Best wishes, @That-Bookish-Hiker. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I notice you‘ve been gone for a bit. I hope everything is okay! ❣️❣️ 5mo
Andrew65 Hope everything is okay @MinDea , like @4thhouseontheleft noticed you‘ve not been around for a bit. Sending positive thoughts. 👍 5mo
GypsyKat I came here to say the same thing as @4thhouseontheleft and @Andrew65 I hope all is well with you @MinDea Litsy misses you! ♥️ 5mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Your Litsy friends miss you! 😍 @GypsyKat @4thhouseontheleft 5mo
TrishB Hope all is ok. Missing you. 4mo
BarbaraBB Hi! Just checking in! Hope all is well! 4mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! Just thinking of you on this #HumpDayWednesday 💞💞💞miss u 4mo
Bklover Hope all is well!💕💕💕 4mo
CarolynM Missing you again on another Hump day. Hope you are ok❣❣❣ 4mo
hgrimes Don‘t worry, she is alive- I follow her pup on instagram. (@burley_and_the_cats) 4mo
CarolynM @hgrimes Good to know, thanks. 4mo
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Mehso-so

I found this interesting in the fact that it was cool to hear about her life and career. I didn't know she had a podcast called Unqualified where they talk about relationships. She did a few situational dialogue readings and a few podcast caller advice readings that got sort of old after a while.

She seems like a pretty down to earth person and so it was fun to learn more about her but I'm not sure if I would read/listen to another book by her.

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Nada | Janne Teller
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Happy #HumpDayPost!
1. Churro Chex Mix! It was yummy!
2. I haven't bought any books yet! 🤓
3. 48!
4. Different editions of Alice in Wonderland and just books in general. 🤣
5. I hope so, but nothing confirmed.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Cinfhen Wow!!! 48 states!! Which 2 are u missing??? 5mo
BookishTrish Can you please post a pic of your Alice books? 5mo
Susanita Churro Chex mix?!? 😋 5mo
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AlaMich Yeah, what @Cinfhen said! 5mo
MinDea @Cinfhen @AlaMich Alaska and Hawaii! Now that I am on the west coast hoping I change that! 5mo
MinDea @BookishTrish Sure! I'll tag you when I do! 5mo
Susanita 👍🏻 5mo
Cinfhen That‘s pretty awesome. I‘m not sure I‘ve been to half the states...although I have been to Hawaii 🌴🥥🌺 5mo
BooknerdsLife @MinDea wow! 48 States! That's awesome! Haha I see we are both Alice fan 🙌💕❤️📚📚 5mo
tonyahoswalt I am fascinated with Alice in Wonderland 5mo
julesG No HumpDayPosts for two weeks. I miss you. Where are you? 5mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I think I am going to start this one next. I have been wanting to read it and maybe it'll get me into reading more.

Anyone else read this or have it on their TBR?

#FavoriteAuthor #CormoranStrike #JKRowling #LitsyDetective
@That-Bookish-Hiker

Bookcation74 I just finished it this week! Loved it! 5mo
Laughterhp It‘s still on my TBR. I haven‘t bought it yet. I wasn‘t a huge fan of the 3rd one, so I‘m not rushing to pick this one up. 😬😬 5mo
Patchshank I just finished the first book of the series. I might work my way up to that one if I enjoy the others 5mo
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Bklover Looking forward to this one! Waiting for paperback. 😉 5mo
MinDea @Bookcation74 👏👏👏 I can't wait! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr 🙂 5mo
KatieDid927 On my tbr, about 3rd on the stack! 😬 5mo
Owlizabeth I read it as soon as it came out and really, really enjoyed it. 5mo
Bookwormjillk I read it. I thought it was a great addition to the series 5mo
MinDea @Bookwormjillk @Owlizabeth Yay! I can't wait to get back to Cormoran! Have you guys watched the BBC show? 5mo
sammisho Just finished it. Wish book 5 was out already! 5mo
MinDea @Sammisho 🤓 Yes! Love (and hate) when that happens! 5mo
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hermyknee 💔 5mo
mcipher Shadow! ❤️ This book sounds beautifully sad. 5mo
MinDea @mcipher it is. It's well written for the heavy subject. My heart dropped into my stomach when I realized what was happening. 😭 5mo
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JamieArc And that‘s why I just don‘t think I will ever read this one.... 5mo
MinDea @JamieArc it's really good though.... 5mo
Amandajoy I was listening to a podcast the other day and they said he wrote this in a day. Don‘t know if it‘s true or not, but it makes me want to read it more since I‘ve heard how heartbreakingly good it is. 5mo
MinDea @Amandajoy I did not know that. That's sort of crazy but I can also see that. It's such a simple story but such a heavy and difficult subject. It's good. Quick read too. If I had been able I would have finished it in one sitting. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Great book. 5mo
BooknerdsLife That cover!!!! 😍😍😍😭 5mo
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I am half way done with this book finally! I am making breakfast and hoping to finish it up today. #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfBoyne @EadieB How is everyone else doing with their Boyne books?

#Shadow was enjoying the sun so #Burley decided to go sit by him. 😆😆 #PetsOfLitsy #DogsOfLitsy #CatsOfLitsy #Shippy @Zelma

britt_brooke Burley is just the cutest. Love that face!! 5mo
Zelma I love the fact that your boys are getting along! 😍 5mo
HotMessJess OMG YOUR FRENCHIE IS BEAUTIFUL 😍😍😍😭 5mo
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MinDea @Zelma yes! They even snuggle a little now. It's pretty awesome. 5mo
Zelma @MinDea jealous! Doggie whines when Radar looks at him. Totally scared of him. 😂 Toby tolerates him and Skippy doesn‘t care or even pay attention to him. 5mo
julesG Haven't started yet. 🙈🙈🙈 5mo
CaroPi I cry at the end of this one. I had only cry with 5 books in my life. This is one of them. 5mo
Crazeedi Awwww your friends are just too adorable ! Great photo, especially the kitty looking away, like *im too good for this other creature beside me* 😊😉 5mo
JaclynW I'm halfway through my Boyne book, The Absolutist. I'm hoping to begin The Boy in the Striped Pajamas after. 5mo
sprainedbrain Finished one yesterday and very much looking forward to my next. Love your fur babies! ❤️ 5mo
AlaMich @Crazeedi 😆 I was thinking it was more of a “if I can‘t see him I can pretend he‘s not there” sort of move. 5mo
Crazeedi @AlaMich that's possible too😊 5mo
MinDea @Crazeedi @AlaMich I think you're giving them both too much credit. Shadow was just looking for the sunshine. Burley was looking for a "pack" to phang with. ??? 5mo
AlaMich @MinDea yeah, that works too! 5mo
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Song of Susannah | Stephen King
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Hey #EpicKaTetRead-ers! How are ya'll doing with #SongOfSusannah? Are you enjoying it? Is everyone caught up?
#EpicBuddyRead #TheDarkTower #Roland #StephenKing

Sadly I have had no time to read much this year. Hoping to read some today but we'll see how the chips fall.

BookwormM Have to confess I haven‘t started yet but I will start soon 5mo
BookwormAHN I started a few days ago. I'm not exactly sure where I am since I'm listening to the audio book, but so far its been really good. 5mo
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PaperbackPirate I‘m still on Wizard and Glass but thank you for tagging me. I‘ll catch up to you later! 5mo
TK421 I haven't started yet. I have one other book left to finish before I start this. 5mo
MinDea Well I am glad we are all in the same boat! @TK421 @PaperbackPirate @BookwormAHN @BookwormM! 5mo
TrishB Not started yet, but will be done by discussion time 👍🏻 5mo
tonyahoswalt Still way behind, but please keep tagging me 5mo
Jovy Have not started either! Will get to it next week 😅 5mo
ScientistSam Still way behind, but appreciate being tagged! 5mo
collegecatlady I‘m still on Wolves of the Calla but I‘ll get caught up eventually! 5mo
MinDea @collegecatlady on a different note someone is sending you a make up package for #FeedAReader. Should be there around end of month. Again, I'm so sorry for the issues you've had with this swap. 😫 5mo
Andrew65 Still not been able to start this yet. Currently reading two Chunksters, 944 Pages and 768 Pages. When I have finished these I shall get to it and read through and catch up. 5mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Ditto! 5mo
Andrew65 @MinDea 😂😂😂😂Looks like a similar theme for all of us! 5mo
collegecatlady No problem! Thanks for letting me know! 5mo
MinDea @Andrew65 I'm honestly relieved we're all in the same boat cause I am so behind and I really wnat to catch up! 5mo
Andrew65 @MinDea We‘ve still got over a mo th to finish this book and it is shorter than the previous ones. I‘m sure I‘ll finish by 17th Feb. 5mo
AnansiGirl Glad to know we‘re all on the same path with this one. I was slammed with overdrive/libby ebooks I was on wait list all downloading on the same day and Song of Susannah keeps getting shoved aside. 5mo
BookwormM Is there any update on when we will hit the final book? 4mo
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I had to step away from Once Upon A River. I just couldn't get into it. So I am starting this one for #MonthOfBoyne. Anyone else started reading their Boyne books? #EadieB #AuthorAMonth

#Shadow was grounded today. He knocked a chair over and put a giant gash in our wall. 🤬 Grounded! #Shippy @Zelma

Zelma What a bad boy! Skippy keeps knocking my drinks over lately. 3 full glasses of water all over the living room floor in the last two weeks. I switched to plastic only a long time ago! 6mo
MinDea @Zelma what a stinker! What is with cats 🤪 6mo
CindyRene Shadow is a pretty Kitty. I'm sure it makes up for her naughtiness ?? I'm working on my Boyne book today too. Reading "This House is Haunted". 6mo
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MinDea @CindyRene I have that to read too! I look forward to discussing it with you! 6mo
CindyRene @MinDea that sounds great! I look forward to it! 6mo
MinDea @Amiable great! I hope you enjoy it! 6mo
rubyslippersreads Oh #Shadow! Nicky and Sadie are proud of you. 😹 6mo
MinDea @rubyslippersreads 😸😸😸 6mo
rubyslippersreads @Amiable I want to read this one, since I‘m fascinated by the Romanovs. 6mo
MinDea @rubyslippersreads is A House of Special Purposes about the Romanovs?!? 😱 6mo
Lmstraubie But he's soooo cute 😻 6mo
MinDea @Lmstraubie That's why he's still part of the family! 😆😆 (I'm only joking) 🤪 6mo
Soubhiville I just finished this. It was good, I especially liked Bruno‘s mispronunciations. 6mo
Crazeedi My boyne is on my kindle waiting for me. Should be next up. You kitty is just precious 6mo
Crazeedi @MinDea yes it is, I read it, it is very good 6mo
Crazeedi @Amiable loved that book 6mo
Amiable @MinDea @Crazeedi @rubyslippersreads It's good so far! I don't think Boyne can write a bad book. (edited) 6mo
mcipher Oh, no! Terrible kitties. Ours are determined to destroy our couch 😬 6mo
MinDea @Crazeedi I didn't know that! I keep wanting to read about them so now I really want to read it! 6mo
MinDea @mcipher cats are legit jerks. 🤪😸 6mo
julesG Are you okay? You're pretty silent. Miss you. Missed #HumpDayPost. 5mo
MinDea Hey @julesG Yes I am OK. My new job keeps me so busy and I just have had no time for anything elae. Thank you for asking if I was doing OK. 💙 Hope everything is well for you! 5mo
julesG Yep, doing okay. Glad you are okay, too. Being busy at a new job is something positive. 😘 5mo
TrishB I was about to ask the same as @julesG Hope the new job is great! 5mo
MinDea Thanks @TrishB! I hope things are well for you too! I think I might be a weekend poster for a little while til work settles down just a little. 5mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Happy New Year everyone!!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic 2018 and hope you all have a wonderful 2019!
First #HumpDayPost of the year!
1. All my furbabies!
2. To read 100 books, read the whole Wizard of Oz series and read The Stand 😱
3. Best: Getting #Burley! Worst.... 🤔🤔🤔
4. No ma'am!
5. Once Upon A River!

Back to work for me 😒 Hope everyone else has a Fan-tab-u-lous Day!🥳

ferskner I want your Frenchie! 6mo
Jeannie I upped my reading goal to 100 books too for 2019! We‘ll see if I can do it... 6mo
MinDea @ferskner 😆😆😆🥰 6mo
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MinDea @Jeannie let's help each other!!! 6mo
Jeannie @MinDea sounds good! 6mo
Cinfhen I loved the tagged book!! Happy New Year, Mindy 🥂 6mo
Susanita I love your fur babies! Is the middle guy a poly? 6mo
Bookladylinda So good!!! 6mo
mcipher I love that Chloe always has something to say.... 😆 The Stand is on my to re-read list. I loved it when I read it years ago. Happy New Year! 🎆 6mo
BooknerdsLife @MinDea Happy New Year to you too and wishing you another great year with great books 🙌💕🎆🎆 6mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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First book of the year! This was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend! I've seen some good reviews on here for it so I am excited to read it.

What are you reading?

Slajaunie I took a break yesterday to Netflix it though. 6mo
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My Year In Books! I had a goal of 52 and read 60! I'm shocked cause I had a few very bad reading slumps this year, plus started a new job. Surprised I reached my goal let along surpassed it!

This year I upped my goal to 100 😱 Porbabaly won't reach it but we'll see! I'm gonna try! What is your Goodreads 2019 reading challenge?

SheilaChew I loved reading this book! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 6mo
MinDea @SheilaChew it was definitely one of my favorites this past year! 6mo
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sprainedbrain Good for you!!! 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
mhillis Good luck! I set mine at 120! 6mo
Reggie Good Job!!! And good luck 🍀 this year!! 6mo
Bookwormjillk Good luck this year. My goal is 100 books this year. 6mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Hoping to squeeze in one more book before the year ends! Enjoying a cup of coffee and #Shadow snuggles on this foggy day here in Seattle! Hoping the fog burns off soon. I have things I need to do! #Shippy @Zelma

What are your NYE plans?

Gramworth Sleep! My husband can wake me up to see the ball drop... then I‘ll go back to sleep! 😂 6mo
MinDea @Gramworth 😆😆😆 That's usually what happens here too! We wake up kust in time for the ball or completely miss it. 🤷 6mo
dariazeoli I usually watch Anderson Cooper but the NYE show with Andy Cohen was so bad last year! I may sleep through the ball drop this year. 6mo
Zelma We did a bunch of cleaning out stuff, burn pile, etc. now watching college football and maybe will play a board game later. No plans to stay up for midnight. I‘m going to read in bed and be asleep by 11. 😁 6mo
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Hey guys! Just a reminder that January's #AuthorAMonth is John Boyne! Anyone interested in checking him out for the first time or reading more of his books? #MonthOfBoyne @EadieB

MinDea I plan to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, A Ladder to the Sky and This House is Haunted! 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Thanks. I have read the first two and they are both excellent books. I also loved The Absolutist. 6mo
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Carolyn11215 Wow...just looked him up on Goodreads and his books sound great! Definitely need to add a few to my ever growing TBR list! 6mo
pilardib I have read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Mutiny on the Bounty. I thought both were great but the first is a must read 6mo
Crazeedi I read this one and have another on my kindle to read. I will try to read another in January with you guys! 6mo
MinDea @Carolyn11215 I have only read The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne and it was my favorite book last year. It was so good. I am looking forward to checking out more of his books. You should read one of his books and join our "buddy read" in January! 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 do you think you'll join us and read one of his books in January? 6mo
MinDea Thanks @pilardib! I am looking forward to reading it! 6mo
MinDea @Crazeedi that sounds like a great book! 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Most definitely look to join you for one. 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 yay! I look forward to seeing what book you pick! On another note...have any authors you'd recommend we should do in future months? @EadieB 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Will give both parts some thought. 6mo
MinDea @JulesG have you read Boyne at all? If not you should! 6mo
julesG Haven't read any of his work yet. Will see which of his books I can get through my friend's library card. 😉 6mo
MinDea @julesG do you not have a library card? 6mo
MinDea @JulesG you have a Kindle don't you? 6mo
JamieArc I look forward to finally getting to The Heart‘s Invisible Furies 😊. I have just one short book to get through before I start it! 6mo
JamieArc I don‘t know if I could read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The film ruined me for days... 6mo
julesG No, I don't. Mainly because the local library only has a limited amount of books in English and I cannot borrow ebooks from them. I use my friend's library card, she lives in the UK, and I can borrow a lot of stuff through her card. We also share Netflix and Audible. 6mo
MinDea @JamieArc 🤨 uh oh. I haven't seen the movie. Isn't the book YA? I am excited you are going to start THIF soon! It's soooooo good! 6mo
TheBookHippie @JamieArc the book is so much better 📖😭 6mo
julesG Yes, I have a kindle. Hence no library ebooks in Germany for me. They don't do .mobi files. Only epub. 6mo
MinDea Ooohhhh I didn't know that. If you tell me a book you're interested by him I can (probably) send you a .mobi file of it! You'd just have to download it onto your Kindle! 6mo
JaclynW I LOVED The Hearts Invisible Furies! I have been meaning to try more from Boyne. I didn't realize he had so many books! Where do I start?? 6mo
MinDea @JaclynW I know! So many books! @Andrew65 or @EadieB might have some suggestions as they have read more of his books than I have. 6mo
EadieB @MinDea @JaclynW @Andrew65 I‘ve only read Boy in striped Pajamas and Ladder To The Sky. The next one I am going to read is The Hearts Invisible Furies. 6mo
julesG @MinDea That's too kind! I'll let you know if I need any help. 6mo
Crazeedi @JamieArc I agree, I don't think my heart can take this one, though I hear it's an excellent book 6mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie @JamieArc @Crazeedi It was an excellent book but ohh that ending. 😭 Has to be one of the most impactful endings to a book ever. It is a must read despite the impact afterwards. We use the book with some of our reluctant boy readers (aged 10 - 11) and they couldn‘t wait to read the book. So cleverly written. @JaclynW (edited) 6mo
Andrew65 @JaclynW I read The Absolutist on @TrishB‘s recommendation and that is a good place to start. A Ladder to The Sky is also excellent. 6mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I need to read The Heart‘s Invisible Furies too. @MinDea (edited) 6mo
Andrew65 I also fancy (edited) 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Mutiny does look good too! 6mo
BookwormAHN I just checked out This House is Haunted on ebook from the library 😺 6mo
TrishB @Eadie @Andrew65 I have Mutiny ready for a different challenge! 6mo
JaclynW @MinDea Thanks! 6mo
JaclynW @EadieB Both of those look great! Thanks! 6mo
JaclynW @Andrew65 Thanks for all of the recommendations! They all look like good choices! I think my daughter has The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. (That movie had me crying!) 6mo
Andrew65 @JaclynW That book had me crying. 😭 6mo
Andrew65 @TrishB @EadieB My library has Mutiny. 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I ordered a copy of Mutiny which should arrive between January 8th and 15th. (edited) 6mo
kspenmoll Not sure I can keep up but will aspire to one of his books! 6mo
MinDea Awesome @kspenmoll! Let me know which one you land on so I know which discussion to tag you in! 6mo
MinDea Same goes for you @Andrew65 & @JaclynW let me know what you land on so I know to tag you for that discussion! 6mo
MinDea @Crazeedi let me know what book you'd ecide to read so I know to tag you in the discussion! 6mo
MinDea This is what I have so far for everyone. Some you've already read but thought you'd like to join the discussion at the end of the month and others I have you marked for the book you'd like to read this month. Let me know if I missed anything! 6mo
sprainedbrain I have a This House is Haunted, too... my hold for A Ladder to the Sky should be available soon, and I‘m ready to go with Crippen whenever. 😃 6mo
MinDea @sprainedbrain Great! I'll add you to the ones I missed! Feel.free to start whenever. This is laid back. Just read John Boyne during January and join the discussions at the end of the month! Post and tag me and @EadieB and #MonthOfBoyne and #AuthorAMonth if you want! But mainly just have fun and enjoy the books! 💙 6mo
Amiable I did already read "The Heart's Invisible Furies" last month. I'm happy to join in the discussion. I'm also happy to read "The House of Special Purpose" this month and discuss that one with @Crazeedi and @erinreads as well. (edited) 6mo
Soubhiville I‘m starting TBISP later today! 😊📚 6mo
Andrew65 @Soubhiville Enjoy, such a special little book. 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea That looks about right for me. Have read the three and aiming to try to get to Mutiny and Invisble Furies. 6mo
erinreads I‘m planning on reading The Absolutist, This House is Haunted, and Stay Where You Are and Then Leave this month. The first two even fill prompts for #booked2019 and #pop19 for me! 🤗 6mo
ChasingOm I‘m looking forward to cracking open my copy of the Heart‘s Invisible Furies as soon as I finish the book I chose as my first book of 2019. 😄 6mo
peaknit I just love this author. I need to find one I haven‘t read to join in. The House of Special Purpose is a possibility 🤔 6mo
peaknit I just finished The Ladder to the Sky👍🏻 6mo
JaclynW @MinDea Please put me down for Absolutist and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas too. Thanks! 6mo
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Hey! It's the end of #MonthOfZusak so I am posting open discussions for each of his 4 books people said they were going to try to read this month.

Please comment below to join the conversation for Bridge of Clay!
@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea This is the one I really wanted to get to and wasn't able to. I'll have to read it in January and come back to this discussion. I heard that it was tough going at the beginning but then got better. Was that your experience? Would you recommend this book? 6mo
Andrew65 I did this one in audio and possibly not the best format with all the swapping around of the timelines and characters in the first half of the book. Only really felt it came into its own in the second half. Easy to see why some had given up on it by then. I really enjoyed the latter part of the books and some moments that hit home. 6mo
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BridgetteM I‘m on page 260. Much slower going than I thought it would be. It was a real struggle at the beginning, but it got better once things started making a little bit of sense. 6mo
BookwormM I struggled with the beginning of this as it was quite slow but by the end I was fully invested 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I haven‘t started this one. 🤦🏽‍♀️ 6mo
MelissaSue81 I wasn‘t in on this buddy read or whatever.. but I‘d be up for some discussion because I‘m really fuzzy on some things that happened. I agree with @andrew65 that audio is not great for this one.. I really would like to be able to flip back and reread with the Changing timelines and sooo much symbolism.. and audio makes that difficult.. :/ (edited) 6mo
MinDea @MelissaSue81 this was a completely open read so please join the discussion!!!! 6mo
Joanne1 I agree this could be hard going on audio and the very beginning is quite fuzzy. But this is my pick of 2018. I absolutely adored it. The Dunbar boys very quickly wormed their way into my heart and have stayed there ever since. Equally, Zusak‘s writing I thought was utterly masterful, the symbolism perfection. I loved his use of short sentences and the choppy style. He left space for the reader to give the text meaning. And that ending!! 6mo
MelissaSue81 So can someone explain to me exactly what happened to Carrie and why Clay thought it was his fault? And I understand that Clay helped his mom die but what happened? What was the peg and the mattress? (I clearly missed a lot on Audio! I zone out sometimes!) 6mo
BooknerdsLife @MinDea sorry I haven't been able to read any of his books in December :( Christmas have been way too stressful than I've expected. But would love to see everyone's discussion ...And thank you again for the tag 😘💕🙌 6mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea I absolutely love this book! It was not aaaaaaas good the second time around but I loved it. 6mo
julesG I truly liked this book. But, as a German, I also had some issues with it. Especially with some of the German language and swearing. A lot of it was translations from English into German that no German would say like that. Some of the swearing was very inventive. Even my friends from Bavaria did not know those words. 6mo
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MinDea @JulesG 😆😆😆 I would say I had that top ofind when I was reading this the second time around and wondered how it would really be said. I remember getting tired of the whole Saumensch and Saukerl part in the book. 6mo
julesG What really rubbed me the wrong way was when Liesl and Max were called "the German and the Jew" - I'd understood "the communist's child and the jew", since both are actually German, even if Max had lost his citizenship due to his religion. 6mo
MinDea Who was your favorite and least favorite character? 6mo
MinDea @julesG yes! That did bother me too but I think it was your last point there. He was no longer a German cause he lost his citizenship because he was Jewish. 6mo
julesG Saukerl is okay. But it's often used in a playful, rather admiring way. Saumensch I had never heard before. Or "arse scratcher" = "Arschkratzer" doesn't make sense in German. Some of the things the second band of thieves by the river said didn't sound German either. And I'd already said that we don't say crystal clear. 6mo
julesG I know that not a lot of the things going on during the nazi time made sense. So, I'm willing to let that hang in the air, but I still hate it. 6mo
julesG For the record, German windows open like doors. They have hinges. You cannot slide them up. Having seen my fair share of German houses from the last 1000 years, I can assure you, sliding windows are a rarety. 😉 6mo
julesG My favourite characters were Death, Max and Hans. 6mo
MinDea @julesG 😆😆😆 it's funny the little things you notice. I would never have wondered if German windows do in fact slide up! Here we have both kinds so it wouldn't be weird if I read that in a book. 6mo
MinDea @julesG yes! They're all the best. And Liesel. I love her. 6mo
julesG Don't get me started on things I notice in books/films. It's an annoying form of OCD. 😁 6mo
BookwormAHN @julesG I wondered about some of those words and phrases. Also though I think Rosa was rather like the comic relief of the book. 6mo
julesG By the way, the street names of Molchibg - a fictitious town - are weird, too. 6mo
julesG @BookwormAHN Rosa was very uncommon. Given that she must have been born in the late 19th century. No woman would have sworn like that. 😁 6mo
BookwormAHN My favorite characters were Liesel, Rudy and Hans 💚 6mo
MinDea @BookwormAHN yes! Rudy. 💙 His friendship with Liesel if such a great one. 6mo
MinDea Did everyone like that you knew what heartache would be coming in the book from the beginning since Death gave it all away or did you wish he had not spoiled things to come? 6mo
MinDea I actually wondered if any of those books were real that Liesel stole. 🤔 6mo
julesG It's WWII Germany. I actually expected worse. But, still felt for the characters and was very relieved to see Max had made it out of Dachau. 6mo
julesG @MinDea Apart from Mein Kampf, they all seem to have been books invented by Zusak. 6mo
thereadingowlvina Truth be told, I DNF this book. I really tried but the writing did not work for me. I'm frustrated with myself as this is a book that I always wanted to read. I think I'll watch the movie instead. #unpopularopinion 😪 6mo
MinDea @thereadingowlvina maybe audiobook would work? It is definitely worth the read but yes his writing style is different and in his other books I definitely struggled with it. 6mo
thereadingowlvina @MinDea That sounds like a good idea. I think I'll give the audioook a try! 😊 6mo
BookwormAHN @thereadingowlvina I listened to the audio book version and it was very entertaining. 6mo
thereadingowlvina @BookwormAHN Awesome! I'll give it a try! 😁 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I really loved this book. Knowing what was going to happen beforehand didn‘t ruin the story for me which is weird cause it generally does. I cried so much when Rudy, Hans and Rosa died. I also cried hard when she saw max walking towards the concentration camp. 😭😭 Rudy, Liesel, and Max were my fav characters. 6mo
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker I remember being like what the hell! Why tell me that at the very beginning but he wrote the book in such a way that it actually made it better knowing. Oh Max. 💔💔💔 6mo
MinDea @thereadingowlvina I have struggled with popular books before too but really wanted to get through it. I've heard the audiobook is really good but what I do when this happens is I read a chapter a day. That way I slowly make my way through it and hopefully it starts to pick up but have had ones where even a chapter a day I struggled with. 😆😆😆 6mo
Tanisha_A This book, y'all! I loved it. I know I am going to read it again. It's something to be visiting over for the things it teaches you. I loved the relationship between Rudy and Liesel. ❤️ 6mo
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I thought it was interesting. Who was your favorite person he had to help and who did you dislike the most? 6mo
Tove_Reads Hmm, I have to say I did not get on a first name basis with any of the characters. They all felt distant to me. I loved the book thief, but this one, not so much 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
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MinDea Yes! I am sitting here thinking and the only character I remember is The Doorman. 😆😆😆 I think I enjoyed this one because I struggled with Underdogs and read this one while trying to get through Underdogs. It was better than Underdogs but not near as good as The Book Thief that's for sure. 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I really enjoyed this book since it was the first I‘ve read of Zusak. I really liked the family he got Christmas lights for. It was so simple but he made them so happy. 6mo
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker yes that was probably my favorite one too or the old lady he read to. 6mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea I had a hard time getting through this one. I really struggled. I did not connect with this family at all and I found the repetitive writing very annoying. I liked some aspects of the book but mainly he just bothered me. 🤨 6mo
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Elevation | Stephen King
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Started and finished this one last night. Probably the last book for the year but maaaaaaay squeeze one more short one in! 🤨

Quick, fun & interesting story but I badly wanted to know what happens after! Had some social commentary in it that I enjoyed. #StephenKing

Has anyone else read this?

Meaw_catlady Loved this book! I cried a lot. Very beautiful . I enjoyed that it was short and to the point and I still felt like I was part of the story. 6mo
MinDea @Meaw_catlady Yes he does such a great job of doing that in his short stories. So glad you enjoyed it too! 6mo
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Wizard and Glass | Stephen King
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Well, I FINALLY finished Wizard and Glass! Such a good story. I had completely forgotten the Wizard of Oz shout out at the end.

#EpicKaTet #EpicBuddyRead #TheDatkTower

#Shadow enjoyed snuggling with me while I finished this book up. Hoping to read one more book to make it 60 for the year! #CatsOfLitsy #Shippy @Zelma

MinDea I am so behind you guys but I really loved this book. I caught so many things I didn't catch before! 😱 So excited to read the next one and catch up! 6mo
Jovy Yey! 🙌🏼 I completely forgot the Oz reference too. Oy in red booties? One would think that was something I'd never forget. 😂 6mo
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Andrew65 Yey! Well done. 🥳🥳🥳 I haven‘t started the next one yet. 6mo
MinDea @Jovy 😆😆😆 Yes I can't believe I forgot about that! Oy is the best! Is this a re-read of the series for you? 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 Thanks! You're still way ahead of me. I still have to read Wolves of the Calla them I can be caught up with Song of Susannah. 😱 6mo
Jovy @MinDea Yes and I'm loving it more the second time around! I'm so glad you hosted this, I don't think I'd re-read this again all by myself. 😅 6mo
Andrew65 I‘d forgotten you were that far behind! 😱😱😱 But you got this and you can do it! I have total faith. 👍👍👍 6mo
MinDea @Jovy I am catching so many things second time around that I didn't the first time that have to do with the ending! I want to talk about the ending so bad but don't want to give any spoilers to those who are reading it for the first time. I can't wait til we all finish it and can discuss! 6mo
MinDea Thanks @Andrew65! I am trying to get the audiobook of Wolves of the Calla from the library so I can start it as soon as possible. I really want to catch up! 6mo
Jovy @MinDea I know exactly what you mean! Almost there!! 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea I think audiobooks are the way to go to catch up. 6mo
TrishB It was a great read 👍🏻 6mo
AnansiGirl The Oz like adventure of our Ka-Tet was entertaining to read. Can you imagine the cuteness of Oy in his bumbler-sized boots? 6mo
MinDea @AnansiGirl Yes! He is adorable! And I want a Billy bumbler! 😆 6mo
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Helping Hands | Susan Ring
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Hi guys. I'm looking for some volunteers to help me with some #FeedAReader packages that were not received from matches that signed up for this swap. Would anyone be interested and able to help me send make up packages? I need 2-3 volunteers.

Thank you so much!!!!!

CaroPi If the package has to been send in Europe I am up for it! 6mo
MinDea Thanks @CaroPi! They are all located in the US. Thank you so much though! 6mo
Carolyn11215 This always makes me so sad. I hadn‘t signed up for this swap but happy to be a swap angel if needed. 6mo
MinDea Thank you so much @Carolyn11215! Can you email me at MinDea.Litsy@gmail.com? 6mo
Carolyn11215 @MinDea just saw your response and emailed you. Sorry...don‘t know why I didn‘t get notice of tag through Litsy. 6mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I had a hard time working my way through this book for several reasons but mainly I struggled with the style he chose to write these 3 stories in. Lots of repetiive things, random thoughts, etc. However, one thing I will say about Markus Zusak is that he sure knows how to make you feel for his characters. He writes real human stories and and real human emotions. Things we can all relate to. Things we all feel.
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea #Shadow and #Burley passed out on me 😆😆😆 #Shippy #CatsOfLitsy #DogsOfLitsy #PetsOfLitsy #CatSitting #DogSitting #GeezThatIsALotOfHashtags 😆😆😆 @Zelma Look!!!! They tolerate each other so well now! 💙 6mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I am still working through #Underdogs for #MonthOfZusak. Not my favorite book. Have felt like bailing on it several times but am sticking with it. I think the second story in this book was better than the first so hopefully the third one will be even better.
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

#Chloe curling up with me for her nightly snuggling while I read. I so don't want to go to work tomorrow! #CatsOfLitsy @mcipher

That-Bookish-Hiker Chloe! I love this pic. 😻 6mo
Reviewsbylola What a great pic! 😍 6mo
mcipher Chloe! She‘s so cute!! 😻😻 Hope you enjoyed that third story. I hate books like that, when they feel like a chore. 6mo
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MinDea Thanks @That-Bookish-Hiker! She is a sweet girl! 6mo
MinDea Thank you @Reviewsbylola I took it using the new night mode on my phone's camera. It's such a cool feature! You'd never know it was pretty dark in the room except for my reading light! 6mo
MinDea @mcipher seriously! It really does feel a tad like homework. 😆😆😆 I just want to like it so bad because it's Markus Zusak but I just don't. 😒 6mo
OrangeMooseReads She‘s so pretty 😻 ... good luck with the book. 6mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Hauntingly heartbreaking and yet heart warmimg at the same time, this book just tears into you and puts you back together with an accordian shape hole in your heart. So good!
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB #TheBookThief

#Burley enjoyed his day home with his mama but back to work tomorrow! #DogsOfLitsy

JaclynW Wow! Your review has bitten me! I really need to FINALLY get to this book! I must make it a priority for 2019. Your puppy is adorable by the way! 6mo
MinDea @JaclynW I would highly recommend this book! It's so good. 💙 Thank you! He is quite the little sassy ham in this photo! 😆 6mo
TrishB A wonderful book 💜 6mo
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Klou I got this one for Xmas. Glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to read it! And can I just say, your pooch is so cute!! 😍😍 though he looks slightly mischievous in this photo 😂❤ 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Glad you liked it! 💗 6mo
MinDea @Klou yes he is a sassy little puppy in this picture! 😆 6mo
Klou @MinDea 😂looks like he's up to no good! Aaw 😍 6mo
MinDea @Klou well he did get that lump of coal in his stocking! ???? It says coal on one side and "I was good(ish)" on the other 6mo
Klou @MinDea oh that is just too cute!! 😂😂 what a great gift!! 6mo
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Happy #HumpDayPost!
1. Burley wants to be in bed with me right now. 😆😆 (He's not allowed)
2. I hope, but I doubt it. 🙄 I did take tomorrow off so maybe 🤞 Depends on Burley's energy level. 😆😆😆 (...and let's be honest, mine! 😴)
3. No shoes on!
4. A bed, a dresser, 2 nightstands, a cat tree & Burley's crate
5. I made crab cakes and creamy parmesan risotto for our Christmas dinner!

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday this month! 🥂

Susanita Mm crab cakes! 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Look at the precious face! 6mo
AlaMich How DO you say no to that face?? 6mo
MinDea @AlaMich 😆😆😆 6mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Made some progress but not as much as I hoped! #Burley is very sleepy right now #DogsOfLitsy
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth #DayOfReading

mcipher Awww! Burley‘s first Christmas!! ♥️ 6mo
Gaylagal2 Soooooo cute!🐾❤️ 6mo
MrBook 😻😻😻 6mo
GypsyKat So stinking cute!!!! 😍😍😍 6mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Our Christmas Eve tradition is we exchange a book (for me) and Legos (for him). This is the book he got me! Anyone read this already? It sounds good!
#BookGifts

BookishMarginalia I‘m starting it tonight, thanks to @Lidia 6mo
dsfisher Received this one too, looking forward to it 6mo
Crazeedi I just finished reading this. At first it seemed a bit disjointed, but then things started to make sense. I enjoyed it (edited) 6mo
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PatriciaU One of my favorites this year! Hope you like it. 6mo
mcipher I haven‘t read it but I have heard good things. Merry Christmas!! 🎄 6mo
MinDea Merry Christmas @mcipher!!!!! I hope your son is doing well 💙 abd Edith and Chloe get some good boxes and paper to play with! 6mo
irre It was great! 6mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Actually getting to it down and read for the afternoon! #Shadow is all curled up on my lap ready for a few hours of snuggles. Hoping to make a big dent in #TheBookThief for #MonthOfZusak. I'm a little behind 😟
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

How's everyone else doing for #MonthOfZusak?

That-Bookish-Hiker I‘ll read Bridge of Clay once you start it. 6mo
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BookwormAHN I finished The Book Thief and loved it 💚 6mo
Christine11 This is my favourite book - I hope you‘re enjoying it! 💛 6mo
Karisa Book Theif is amazing. I remember it taking me awhile to get into it though. Later, I couldn't put it down. Had so many teary moments too. Beautiful read. 6mo
Karisa Just finished Bridge of Clay too. Difficult but has these moments of pure poetry. 6mo
Andrew65 Hope to finish Bridge of Clay tonight. So different to The Book Thief. First part felt quite disjointed but enjoying the se one half much more. As @Karisa says some beautifully written parts. 6mo
julesG Ugly cried when I finished The Book Thief. It was a good read. I just wish Mr Zusak had taken the time to check some of his phrases for cultural accuracy, i.e. no German says 'Kristall klar' (crystal clear). We compare the clarity of advice or understanding to the water that's used for simmering potato dumplings, which is actually not very clear once the dumplings are done (forgot the name for this stylistic device): Klar wie Kloßbrühe. 😉 6mo
Samplergal I cracked it open, but haven‘t been able to read. Son in law was in a bad car accident and has neck fractures. Sorry I think I‘m out. 6mo
DarcysMom @Samplergal I am sorry to hear about your son-in-law's accident. He and your family are in my thoughts. ❤ 6mo
Dragon 😻 6mo
Andrew65 @Samplergal Sending you positive thoughts! Stay strong. ❤️ 6mo
tonyahoswalt I love this book. Took me forever to get around to reading it, but so glad I did! 6mo
MinDea @Samplergal I am very sorry to hear about your son in law. I hope he is OK and heals quickly. Sending you and your family positive thoughts. 6mo
Blueberry I started Bridge of Clay but couldn't stay with it. I love his other books so I may try this again later because it does have good reviews. 6mo
MinDea @tonyahoswalt I read it years ago and remember loving it. I am enjoying it this time too but I am not very far into it. I hope you are getting some reading in during the holidays! 6mo
MinDea @julesG so interesting! I just looked it up and clear as mud is a sarcastic way of saying that and we use it in much the same way! 6mo
Crazeedi Precious kitty! 6mo
MinDea @julesG do you have any book recommendations about Nazi Germany? Historical or Historical Fiction? I remember last time I read this I wanted to learn more and I am feeling that way again! 6mo
Tanisha_A I am loving it, the writing is super smooth for a subject so difficult. Starting Part lV now. ☺️ 6mo
MinDea @TanishaA I am almost done with Part V! I clagree with you. It's a heavy subject and it is written well to deal with the heaviness. It's so good and pretty quick read. 6mo
julesG @Samplergal Sending positive thoughts your way! 6mo
julesG I'll think about the books on Nazi Germany. There are, of course, a lot. Right now, I all I remember are 6mo
julesG Not sure whether this is available in English 6mo
julesG Robert Harris has a few books 6mo
julesG This is a pre-war family saga and again in German 6mo
julesG This should have an English translation, it's also been made a film 6mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea slow going. I'm really hoping to get done reading done this week! 6mo
Amor4Libros @MinDea I read a few pages and could not get into it. Will try again some other time! 6mo
MinDea Thank you @JulesG! I will have to check them out and see which ones I can find in English. 6mo
CaroPi Unfortunately I didn't manage to read this one. Contrary to last year I didn't read much.... 😔 6mo
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Song of Susannah | Stephen King
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MinDea I hope to spend some time before this one starts to catch up!!!! 6mo
Andrew65 And so it begins. 😂🤣😂🤣😳 6mo
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MinDea @Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I gave everyone the holiday off. 😂😂 But then chop chop! 😆😆😆 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Will be interesting to see where it heads next. 2019 is the year we finish it! 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 😱😱😱 I have to catch up so that I can join the discussion. These last 2 books are 🤨😏😒😭😲😲😲😲😲🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Hopefully you will get some time over the holiday period 😊 If I hadn‘t done them in audiobook format I might have struggled to keep up. They certainly explore every emotion! Also 🤯🤯🤯 as you try to work out what timeline we are on! 😂😂😂 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 I try to do audiobooks but end up having to return them before I finish them. Hope your job is settling down too! 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Still very intense but off for a couple of weeks but will spend some time in next week to enable me to catch up without other people being around. It hurts, but think I will have to compromise on some of my reading in the new year. I used my credits to buy the audiobooks so can revisit them at some point in the future. (edited) 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 credits? Do you do audible? I have been thinking about doing audible.... Glad you get a couple weeks off though! Sound alike you need a break! 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea I tend to go in and out of audible, but felt I was working so hard I should treat myself and bought a year‘s credit package (24 credits for just over 640, but where possible try to buy when 2 for 3, or get one free special offers). Bought these credits in April and currently got 8 credits left, then will try to cancel as sometimes give you a special offer to get you to stay. Don‘t like the monthly commitment as not as good value. 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Definitely need a break. Off since Thursday night and keep falling asleep reading over the past three days, which sums up the exhaustion. Hope you get a break. 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 that makes sense! Maybe I'll try to join when they have a deal going on! 6mo
BookwormAHN I also use my Audible credits for these. Audible can be expensive but I think its worth it, especially with Stephen King. 6mo
TrishB Will be joining in👍🏻 6mo
BookwormM Bring it on 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
AnansiGirl Jumping into this book as soon as I finish WotC 👍🏻 6mo
Jovy Almost at the finish line! Let‘s do this!! 6mo
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Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King
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collegecatlady I‘m only about a third of the way through this novel and I‘m hoping to catch up soon. Grad school definitely gets in the way of a huge SK read! 6mo
MinDea @collegecatlady Totally understand! My new job that I started in November really messed with my reading and I haven't even finished Wizard and Glass so I am WAY behind!!!! Join the discussion whenever you can! 6mo
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collegecatlady @MinDea I hope you‘re enjoying your new job! I will definitely jump in whenever I‘m caught up! 6mo
MinDea @collegecatlady I am, except I miss reading! Hope grad school is going well and you get a break over the holidays! 6mo
EadieB @mindea Finished this book last week! 6mo
MinDea @EadieB wahoo! Did you like it? You've read this series before, right? 6mo
EadieB @MinDea I‘ve read Wolves of Calla before but never got to Song of Susannah. 6mo
MinDea @EadieB yay! We are getting to a book you haven't read yet! 🙌 6mo
BookwormAHN I really enjoyed this one, but I kept picturing Andy as Bender from Futurama. 6mo
TK421 I like how Midworld has all kinds of different elements from other worlds and time lines. 6mo
AnansiGirl For once I‘m not too far behind. I‘m 3/4 of the way on WotC and fingers crossed I‘ll be caught by Fri. 🤞🏼😁 6mo
TrishB Loved it - much more than I remember loving first time round. The katet grew once again. 6mo
BookwormM I loved this one especially the pop references to things like Harry Potter and to SK‘s other works 6mo
Jovy This is the book I did not remember the most, and it‘s actually so much better the second time around! 6mo
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The Wednesday Group | Sylvia True
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Happy #HumpDayPost!!!

1. Friends!
2. Work. Work. 🤔🤔🤔 Oh right, work. 😆😆😆
3. Always looking for some good Historical Fiction!!!
(Don't forget to give recommendations too!! 🙏)
4. M-F blow drying my hair or feeding Burley and the cats depending if I am on time or not. 😆 Sa-Su Sleeping (hopefully!)
5. 🤔🤔🤔 Time. More time in the day. More time to read, sleep, cook/bake. More time not working really. 😆😆

LeahBergen A historical fiction recommendation: 6mo
QuietlyLaura A historical fiction with a bit of mystery and an admirable heroine: 6mo
Susannah I didn‘t know I liked historical fiction until I read this one, which is set during the American Civil War but has a slightly modern sensibility about it (not enough to take you out of the story though!): 6mo
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Doughtah It‘s a young adult historical fiction and I loved it a lot after I read it. It takes place just after world war 1 and the bolshevik revolution in Russia. 6mo
BookwormAHN Anything from Louis Bayard especially 6mo
Birdsong28 I know my book recommendation isn't historical but I thought you might be interested. 6mo
Moony Oh I love friends too and actually I rewatch the serie. 😍 6mo
julesG Good historical fiction? 6mo
Laughterhp I really like this series. It‘s a little dark though. 6mo
AlaMich Philip Kerr‘s Berlin Noir trilogy 6mo
xicanti I second @Doughtah 's rec, which is for my very favourite book, and also push 6mo
TrishB Anything by Sharon Penman 👍🏻 6mo
robinb I second @Laughterhp ‘s suggestion! Dark but good series! 😊 6mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Totally agree, Sharon Penman is my favourite. I love the Welsh Princes Trilogy but all wonderful. 6mo
Andrew65 Also love these three by Barbara Erskine. A Kingdom of Shadows, Child of the Phoenix and Lady of Hay. 6mo
Andrew65 Elizabeth Chadwick is also excellent, especially 6mo
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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I just got my final #FeedAReader package from @AllenTStClair today! Thank you so much!!!!! I can't wait to make the Mac n cheese a s Potato Soup! And thank you for all these books!!! 😱😱
I am so excited to read the tagged book. 💙💙💙

Anyone read any of these? Can't wait to check them all out!

MinDea @marywag08 I just ordered your items and hope to send out next week after Christmas! I will do my best to get it to you before the end of the year and not be a complete failure! 😆😆 6mo
AllenTStClair I hope you liked everything. I was so bogged down and just picked 3 off your list that I knew were awesome. 🤣 Merry Christmas! 6mo
marywag08 Don‘t stress, @MinDea It‘s fine if it‘s late! (edited) 6mo
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Doughtah I havent read any of em, but ive seen The Last Black Unicorn a lot this past year! I hope u have fun reading em all! 😃 6mo
Bookjunkie57 I loved Tiffany‘s book. She has a beautiful spirit. 6mo
MinDea @AllenTStClair Yes! I am so excited for all 3 of them and will definitely try your recipes! Thanks again. And thank you so much for participating in this swap! 6mo
MinDea Thanks @marywag08 💙 6mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Starting this one tonight!
#MonthaofZusak #AuthorAMonth

#CatsOfLitsy #Shadow has claimed this box as his and it now sits in the middle of our living/dining room and he sits in it like this for hours at a time 😆😆😆 @Zelma #Shippy

Zelma See, Shadow already knows this is a good one. 😻 6mo
BridgetteM So excited! I‘m starting it Saturday! 6mo
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Amor4Libros @MinDea I might start this weekend. I have quite a few books I want to get to this month, and this one might get pushed again 6mo
hgrimes How‘s that guy doing?? 6mo
CaroPi I will start tomorrow (hopefully) 6mo
MinDea @hgrimes he is doing OK! He seems to have perked up and is doing a lot better these last few weeks. How are your kitties doing? I just got your card. Thank you so much. It's so cute! 💙 I totally failed this year and didn't send cards to anyone! 😩 6mo
julesG I'm halfway through this one. Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone. 😉 6mo
BookwormAHN I loved this one and it was completely out of my comfort zone 😺 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Shadows such a cutie. 6mo
Leniverse Eep! Are we reading that this month? 😂 I don‘t stand a chance. I‘ll have to postpone it. Again. 😜 6mo
hgrimes @MinDea I‘m so happy he is doing well! That‘s the best news! My kitties are undignified little miscreants who believe everything is a toy, including the Christmas tree, wrapped gifts NOT addressed to them, and used tampons they dig out of the trash! I‘m sending them away to Abu Dhabi. 6mo
AlaMich Wow, Shadow has a very long attention span! Our cats have always been like, “BOX! Must sit in the box, must—oh, look, a dust bunny! Must chase the dust bunny!” And then they never play with the box again. 6mo
MinDea @AlaMich Shadow LOVES boxes. And just flat items that he can sit on. I think it's his job to sit in them or on them. 😆😆😆 6mo
MinDea @hgrimes ?????? he has been acting atad aggressive in his old age. Yesterday my boyfriend walked by him and bit him ? (not hard but enough that he shouldn't do that!) And a friend was dog sitting for us a few months ago and he ran across the room and like "attacked" him". And he has been sort of mean to Burley. Not sure what is going on there. Worried he doesn't feel good but hiding it well.. ? 6mo
hgrimes @MinDea awwwwww poor old grump! My cat, Odinn got super moody and unpredictable in his senior years. I found it entertaining! Other people did not! But he had no teeth and the dude was like 20, so I let him do whatever made him happy. 6mo
Andrew65 Brilliant book! Enjoy. (edited) 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Why did your boyfriend bite him! 😳🤣 6mo
MinDea @Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 6mo
AlaMich Sometimes I think if their eyesight and hearing start to decline, they get startled and scared easily. So they “defend” themselves by attacking. 6mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I have completed 2/3 stories from this book finally! I didn't really like the first one but enjoyed the second one. Excited for the third one!
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea @Coleen_Nieto how are you doing with this one? 6mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I haven't found much time to read lately. I'm still working on the first book. It's a little disjointed I think. 6mo
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Whoops! | Louise Batchelor
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🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

RainyDayReading I‘ve been running into this too! Not sure what‘s going on. 6mo
Megabooks Same here! 6mo
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Pickpick

Finally was able to sit down and finish this one! I really enjoyed it and feel there is so much to discuss! 😱 Anyone else already read this or currently reading it?
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

Blueberry Loved it....even more the second time I read it. It also had a great discussion at my bookclub. 6mo
MinDea @Blueberry this would make a great book club pick! 6mo
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Tove_Reads I will read it this week. 6mo
MinDea @Tove_Reads Great! Excited to discuss it! 6mo
AlaMich Hi Burley!! 🐶❤️ 6mo
MinDea @AlaMich 💙 👋 He hasn't been feeling well all weekend. Poor little guy. ☹️ 6mo
AlaMich @MinDea Oh no! Tell him I hope he feels better soon! 6mo
Buechersuechtling @MinDea I read that one years ago and I really liked it. For me it was so much better than “The Book Thief”, that everyone but me seems to be crazy in love with. 6mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I hope your little guy feels better soon. 6mo
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Starting this one tonight for #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfZusak! Anyone started this one yet? #Burley has been so sleepy and snuggly all day!
@EadieB

Joanne1 I loved this one. Let me know what you think. 7mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I like your cover better than mine lol. But I really enjoyed this book! 7mo
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Starting this one tomorrow!
#AudioBookCommute #AudioBook #Humor

Anyone read this? Thoughts?

MinDea @Soubhiville have you read this book? Did you like it? 7mo
MirrorMask I liked her second book more. 7mo
TheWordJar Read it and loved it! Enjoy! 7mo
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Bookjunkie57 I loved it. I hope you enjoy! 7mo
MinDea Awesome @TheWordJar @Bookjunkie57! @MirrorMask I'll probably check out her second book too! 7mo
toric I just finished this maybe a week ago! I thought it was a very fun entertaining listen but nothing earth shattering. I hope you enjoy 😊 7mo
MinDea @toric I started it this morning and I am enjoying it! I am not the biggest Mindy Kaling fan but I think I will like her book! 7mo
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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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Pickpick

Fantastic! Absolutely loved it. She's the best.

I am liking listening to humor audiobooks on my commute! I think this is the new norm for me.

Thanks for the recommendation guys!

MinDea @Amandajoy @JHgotham @Soubhiville @hermyknee @Sresendez12 @JoyBlue @Lauram So good guys. I found myself laughing out loud! Loved it. 7mo
KathyWheeler I loved Amy Poehler‘s memoir in audio too. 7mo
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MinDea I have that on Libby right now. Might try that one or Aziz Ansari's... 7mo
Larkken Agreed! The books just sound so right when they read their own memoirs. 7mo
Amandajoy Awesome! Glad you enjoyed the audio! 7mo
KathyWheeler @MinDea Yes. I actually really laughed out loud several times while listening to it. 7mo
JoyBlue @MinDea Yay! 😀 7mo
GypsyKat I loved this book!!! 6mo
Joyfulmimi I am gonna try the humor audio books. Thanks! 6mo
MinDea @Joyfulmimi 👏👏👏 let me know what you listent to. I'm always looking for a good one to listen to! 6mo
Joyfulmimi I will but I think I will start with this one @MinDea 6mo
donnamartinreads I love her and this book! 6mo
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The Last Battle | C. S. Lewis
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Happy #HumpDayPost!
Only 2 more days of my conference! Wahoo!

1. ☝️☝️☝️😆😆😆 (French bulldog + meme)
Such a Frenchie look on his face! 😆😆😆
Also, why does he want to come IN to poop? 😆😆😆
2. My lamp
3. Uhhhh... young adult....🤔
4. Yesterday! I made Tater Tot Casserole! 😋
5. Big. Fat. Nope.

Susanita That face! 7mo
AmyG Hahaha. 7mo
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Outsider | Stephen King
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Did you guys see this?!?!? 😱😱 I guess I better read it soon! 😆
Anyone else excited about it? Supposedly Jason Bateman is directing the first 2 episodes!

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.denofgeek.com/us/tv/hbo/274213/stephen-king-tv-se...

sprainedbrain Oooooooh! How exciting! 7mo
MinDea @sprainedbrain have you read it yet? 7mo
sprainedbrain @MinDea yep, one of my favorite books read this year. ❤️ 7mo
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MinDea @sprainedbrain 😱 Makes me want to run off and read it! 7mo
sprainedbrain @MinDea Have you read the Mr. Mercedes series? I would almost recommend reading that first, but it‘s not absolutely required. 😃 7mo
MinDea @sprainedbrain I haven't! It is on my TBR though. Maybe I'll do that and start that series since my boyfriend has commandeered my copy of this book! 😆😆😆 7mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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Reading more of this one for #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfZusak.
@EadieB

#Chloe is unimpressed by her lack of strings in bed. 😆 #CatsOfLitsy #TuxedoKittiesOfLitsy @mcipher

Literary_Siren Pretty girl! 😻 7mo
MinDea Thank you @Literary_Siren! She's a sweet girl. 💙 7mo
Cinfhen She‘s so cute 🥰 7mo
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JaneyWaneyB She's so cute, that pink nose 😍 7mo
glitterkitty459 omg!! 😍😻😻 7mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I got to chapter 6 last night! 7mo
mcipher Awww, she looks unhappy with your life choices - book and not toy?!?! Poor girl! 😂 7mo
MinDea 😆😆😆 @mcipher. She dragged her string all the way downstairs and so when we went to bed there was no string! She was disappointed for sure. 7mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea no progress the last two days 🤔 hopefully this weekend! 7mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I just finished the first novella. How are you liking it so far? Have you read any of his other books? I am not really loving it. 😒 But I want to know what happens... 😆😆 7mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Announcing January's #AuthorAMonth: JOHN BOYNE!
How it works: Comment below with the book(s) you would like to read so I can tag you in future #MonthOfBoyne posts. During the month of January read any book by John Boyne. When you post tag #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfBoyne @MinDea & @EadieB! We will not be doing reading schedules. Just read at your own pace and be ready to join the discussion on the 31st!

Who's in?!? 🙋

ShelfRighteous I would like to read Crippen and The Thief of Time 🙋‍♀️ 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm I think I will read this, which is on my TBR for so long 7mo
ChasingOm 🙋🏻‍♀️ Sounds like time to finally read my copy of 7mo
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MinDea Yay @ShelfRighteous @erzascarletbookgasm & @ChasingOm (The Heart's Invisible Furies was my favorite read last year 💙)!!! 7mo
ShelfRighteous @MinDea I'll check that one out! 7mo
MinDea @ShelfRighteous 👏👏👏 I hope you love it as much as I did! 7mo
ShelfRighteous @MinDea I checked it out. I think I'll read all three now. Thankyou for bringing my attention to this author. Looking forward to reading his books☺ 7mo
MinDea I plan to read a few. 7mo
MinDea Or this one 7mo
BookwormAHN I'm torn between Crippen, This House is Haunted and A Ladder to the Sky. I may be reading a lot of John Boyne in January 🙋🏼‍♀️ 7mo
sprainedbrain Sign me up please! I may read Crippen or This House is Haunted as well, but I definitely plan to read this one in January: 7mo
Amiable I'm just now finishing up "The Heart's Invisible Furies," so I'd be in for "A Ladder to the Sky, "A History of Loneliness" or "The House of Special Purpose" for January. (edited) 7mo
Soubhiville Yay! I have The Boy in Striped Pajamas on my TBR shelf, and I‘m interested in reading more by him if I like that. I loved THIF. 7mo
JamieArc I‘m going to finally read The Heart‘s Invisible Furies that you sent me 😊 7mo
MinDea Yay! I hope you love it @JamieArc! 7mo
MinDea @Soubhiville I am in the same boat! I loved THIF and want to see if I like his other work. 7mo
MinDea @Amiable @sprainedbrain @BookwormAHN yay! I'll mark you down and keep track of what you guys end up reading to tag you in those discussions! 7mo
erinreads @Amiable The House of Special Purpose is so good! Definitely my favorite after The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. 7mo
erinreads YES. I‘m hoping to get to The Absolutist, This House is Haunted and Stay Where You Are and Then Leave in January. 7mo
Amiable @erinreads Good to know! I just downloaded all three of the ones I mentioned, so I am going to get to all of them at some point! And also-- "The Absolutist" was one if my favorite reads this year. It's sooo good... (edited) 7mo
peaknit 🙋🏻‍♀️I just started A Ladder to The Sky, loved The Hearts Invisible Furies, The Absolutist and History of Loneliness. 7mo
Andrew65 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️ So many great books. Only read 3 so far but all brilliant. 6mo
Andrew65 @MinDea A Ladder to the Sky was brilliant. 6mo
Andrew65 @Soubhiville Enjoy The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, so cleverly written and a special book. (edited) 6mo
Andrew65 @Amiable The Absolutist would most probably be my favourite so far. 6mo
Soubhiville Yay! Thanks for the reminder! I‘m going to put it on my nightstand so I don‘t forget 😊 6mo
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Wishful Thinking | Melissa Hill
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Anyone else wish that when you bought a book you got it in all formats (physical, audio and ebook)? I so wish I had an ebook of my physical book so I could read it on my phone right now. 😆😆
#WishfulThinking

Robothugs Audiobook. Pop one headphone in 👀 “just affirmations to help me through the day” 7mo
MinDea @Robothugs 😆😆😆😆 I don't have my book on audio! 7mo
Robothugs Damn it all!! 😂 7mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto I read a book during almost every lecture in college for all the extra classes not directly related to my major that I had to take. Marketing. Business management. LOL. I‘d open up the kindle app on my laptop and read the entire period. 🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 7mo
MinDea @Ashley_Nicoletto 😆😆 We aren't allowed to have our computers open during the conference so it's be sort of obvious! 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MinDea 🤣🤣 Dang it. Look at all the Littens coming up with ideas. Readers unite. 7mo
Literary_Siren I usually have a book in both physical and ebook format. Sometimes audiobook too. You never know when you‘re going to be bored out of your mind and need a book. You could also start a new ebook, if you don‘t have it in both formats. 7mo
MinDea @Literary_Siren that's a good idea. I have an audio and physical. I may need to start an ebook too! 7mo
rather_be_reading all the time! 6mo
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Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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Starting this one tonight! I'm getting a head start because I have been so slow at reading! @Coleen_Nieto are you still planning to read this book too?


#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

EadieB Can you break it down to a reading schedule and tag the people that were interested in reading it? @MinDea (edited) 7mo
MinDea Hey @Eadie. I was hoping that this would be a "relaxed" buddy read of just reading a book by the author of the month so I wasn't planning on making any sort of schedule. Hope that's OK! 7mo
EadieB @MinDea That‘s fine if that‘s how you want to do it. 7mo
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Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I do plan to read this, but lately I don't seem to have time to do anything but work 🤗 7mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I totally understand! I have not had much time reading either. I look forward to talking about the book with you when we both finish it! I think we were the only 2 who had mentioned wanting to read this book by Zusak. 7mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I'm putting underdogs in my bag so I'll be carrying it around with me at least. Lol 7mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I've been doing the same the last couple days but have yet to be able to start it. 😆 7mo
Coleen_Nieto I read the forward this morning! 7mo
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto 👏👏👏👏 7mo
JenlovesJT47 Hey! Just wanted to let you know I‘m late on my Sept-Oct FeedAReader but I‘m working on it and the last one as well and should have both of them sent out soon. Sorry for the delay! 7mo
MinDea @JenlovesJT47 No worries! Thanks for letting me know! 7mo
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#NotBookRelated BUT look!!!! So handsome! 💙💙
#Burley #DogsOfLitsy

Librariana Paw 😍 My 😍 Gosh 😍 WHO is this dapper fella?? SO cute!! 7mo
MinDea @Librariana This is my 7 month old French Bulldog, Burley! We just got him this hoodie and he isn't sure how he feels about it. 😆😆😆 7mo
ElishaLovesBooks He‘s so cute! 7mo
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OrangeMooseReads That sweater! He‘s so cute 7mo
mrozzz 😍😍😍 7mo
Librariana @Mindea, please reassure Monsieur Burley that this is one of the best fashion decision his paw-rents have ever made for him and he looks phenomenal! But if y'all ever wanna put him in like a pageboy hat, a sweater vest, and a bowtie, he'd look SO fabulous!! 😍💙🐶 7mo
MinDea @Librariana 😆😆😆 7mo
Megabooks Cutie pie! 😍😍 7mo
AnansiGirl Handsome boy 😍 7mo
nelehelen 😍😍😍 7mo
TrishB Awwww 💕 7mo
Burghbookaddict ❤❤❤ 7mo
Eggbeater Great choice! He looks like a calendar dog. 😍 7mo
TK421 That is one dapper pup! He looks quite proper. 7mo
MinDea Thank you @TK421! 7mo
Purrfectpages Adorable! 7mo
tonyahoswalt I agree with @TK421 ! I was just about to say how dapper Burley looked when I saw his comment. 7mo
rather_be_reading omg 😍 6mo
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I am so glad that I finally read this series for the first time this year. I really enjoyed it. 💙💙

TheReadingMermaid I love this series as well. My favorite was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. But I have to say I'm really mad at CS Lewis for the way that he ended the series. I personally think it's the worst ending ever for a series and for a book. ☹️ 7mo
JamieArc Congratulations! 🎉 7mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @TheReadingMermaid I think it's a wonderful ending! Interested in why you think it's awful 😊 7mo
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LiterRohde The ending makes perfect sense if you believe the Christian theology of Revelation - how the world will end, how to get to Heaven, who will get to Heaven, etc. If not, I‘m sure it seems cruel and brutal. Especially in today‘s world where everyone is right, unless you don‘t agree that everyone is right. 7mo
MinDea Thanks @JamieArc! 7mo
MinDea @LiterRohde I completely agree with you. The beginning and the ending is very Christian theology. It made perfect sense to me and I got it. CS Lewis is known as a Christian writer so to me I was not surprised by the ending. I think whether you agree with Christianity is a whole different thing but that is what CS Lewis wrote about! 7mo
MinDea @TheReadingMermaid Why did you dislike the ending? 7mo
mydearwatson @TheReadingMermaid Are you talking about what he did to Susan? 7mo
mydearwatson I don‘t think it‘s the worst ending ever, but it is an odd choice to end a children‘s series with a bunch of death. 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @MinDea @mydearwatson I know it's an unpopular opinion. I thought that the way he ended it with the characters dying was terrible. In the book it's like "oh you know that bump you felt? By the way you're dead. You're all dead." Lol I was like "WTF???" ??? 7mo
mydearwatson @TheReadingMermaid Yeah, that‘s a really weird way to end a series, especially a children‘s series :-\. I mean, I get the Biblical stuff, but still... 7mo
LiterRohde @MinDea My original post sounded kind of harsh, I‘m sure. But that is all I was trying to say. He, because of his theology, had a very narrow view of what is right. So, based on his theology, it makes sense. And although I understand it because I grew up in the thick of this same belief system, whether I believe it all as an adult is another story. Figuring it all out is difficult in today‘s world where any beliefs that are exclusionary are bad. (edited) 7mo
MinDea @LiterRohde it really didn't! I totally knew (and agree) with what you were saying. It honestly made complete sense to me now understanding what all these books really were about. 7mo
MinDea @mydearwatson @TheReadingMermaid for kids I don't think it actually says they're all dead...so I'm not sure they understand it to mean that. I think as adults we understand the meaning of the first and last books and what Aslan represents throughout the series; that Christianity is deeply rooted in this series and all CS Lewis' books. But it definitely does not explicitly say all these characters are dead. 7mo
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#Chloe getting her nightly playtime in and #Burley sitting in his bed in the background (😆😆😆) @mcipher #CatsOfLitsy

Trying to finish this one up but have had 100 pages to go since Friday. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Very unlike me but #TheStruggleIsReal to stay awake lately 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴 #AdultingIsHard

julesG The yellow string! 😍 7mo
AlaMich Good action shot!! 7mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I love how Burley is just chillin in the background. 😂 7mo
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MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker hahaha. He is looking on trying to decide if he wants to be involved in Chloe's playing or go to sleep cause he was tired. 😆😆😆 7mo
MinDea @JulesG it is her favorite! She carries it around with her. So adorable. 7mo
mcipher Action shot! Love it! 😻 7mo
DebinHawaii That face! 🐱❤️ 3w
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You Again | Mary Burns
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Happy #HumpDayPost
1. ☝️☝️☝️☝️ (This is our front porch. We woke up to seeing this on our camera one morning back in June...)
Don't forget to post a caption on other HumpDayPosts!!!
2. Lame answer: Home
Fun answer: France (Loire Valley, Lyon, Marseille, Paris) 💙
3. Lasagna!
4. 🍷🍫🐈🐕🐈👨‍🦲
5. Yes, yes and yes!

Have a lovely rest of the week! I hope ya'll are enjoying your reading time!

bookcollecter Are those the "Black-eyed Children" I've heard about? Scary right? 7mo
julesG "So this is where it happened?" 7mo
BookwormAHN Here comes Damien! 7mo
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TrishB We don‘t have any books to sell... 7mo
TrishB @BookwormAHN yes!! Brilliant one 😁 7mo
Burghbookaddict I can't come up with a good caption bc that kid is scaring me 😳 7mo
Lcsmcat “No, you ring the bell. I rang it at the last house.” 7mo
Kaye “What a glorious morning ! Do you know the world could end at any moment ? Are you prepared ? Take this pamphlet “ .....................it‘s your turn, Fredrick. That‘s what you say to get your foot in the door. Bring the kid to make us look better. Gotta recruit more folks for our Flock. 7mo
OrangeMooseReads “Now Damien just act like a normal kid. We don‘t want to spook the new neighbors” 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage “Damien, this is where your new mommy and daddy live. Just be nice while we talk them into keeping you.” ... And I LOVE that your camera is named Wall-E! 🤣🤣 7mo
MinDea Oh my gosh you guys! Have me cracking up! @bookcollecter @julesG @BookwormAHN @TrishB @Lcsmcat @OrangeMooseReads @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love that you guys name him Damien in all of these! 😂😂😂😂 7mo
MinDea Yes! And the home base is called Eve! @BarbaraTheBibliophage 7mo
MinDea @Kaye you are horribly close to the truth of what this really was! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MinDea 🤣🤣🤣 We need to up our name game at my house!! 7mo
MinDea @BurghBookAddict 😆😆😆We totally said this is a scene from a horror movie! It looks so creepy! 7mo
TrishB This post won the internet today 😁❤️ 7mo
TheKidUpstairs This looks like it could be a scene from 7mo
julesG This is really creepy. And I'd like to know what those men and the creepy boy were up to. Wall-E and Eve is cute! 7mo
Kaye @MinDea I‘m well experienced in those people showing up at our door. They always travel in twos and drag a kid along. They‘re like cockroaches. You never get rid of them. I‘ve done everything but call the cops. That‘ll be next. If i want to attend church there‘s one 2 minutes‘ walk from my house that doesn‘t tell me to prepare for World‘s End. AND doesn‘t hand out Grape Koolaid. (edited) 7mo
hgrimes Meanwhile, somewhere in Paris: “KEVIN!” 7mo
SilversReviews Who were they? 7mo
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MinDea
Bossypants | Tina Fey
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Started this today on my drive in to work. Loving it so far!
#Audiobook

MinDea Thanks for the recommendation @Amandajoy @JHgotham @Soubhiville @hermyknee @Sresendez12 @JoyBlue! I love that she is the narrator! 7mo
Soubhiville Awesome! I hope it has you cracking up like it did me 🤣 7mo
Lauram Perfect choice for driving! 7mo
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MinDea
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Mehso-so

Listened to this on audio. I didn't love it. Not sure if it was JD Vance's narration that added to it but I honestly couldn't wait to be done with it. I thought as a memoir it was alright, but the sweeping comments and broader over-generalizations he made bothered me a little. 🤷🏽‍♀️ #UnpopularOpinion #RealLifeBookClubPick

BridgetteM I totally agree! The memoir portions were really good, but his social commentary rubbed me the wrong way. 7mo
Daisey I wouldn‘t consider this an unpopular opinion. It matches with many of the reviews I‘ve seen and pretty much what I thought about it as well. 7mo
MinDea @Daisy You might be right! After I posted my review I read other people's reviews of it and it seems I am not in the minority here. I thought it was received better than it appears it has been based on other people's recommendations and ravings about this book. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 7mo
AlaMich I bailed on the audio after about two chapters. Vance was not a good narrator, IMO, and I was rather bored. 7mo
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