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mom2bugnbee

Joined September 2016

▫️Mother, Teacher, Reader, Wife▫️Ravenclaw 💙▫️Wholockian▫️Biology prof▫️Boston U mom ♥️🤍 ▫️Theatre mom 🎭🎶▫️Raising readers
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This was a nice surprise! These Libby holds came in on the same day, & neither was supposed to for weeks! 😁 Diving in!

aperfectmjk I just finished Beach Read, really enjoyed it. Waiting on Book Lovers. 4d
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery

"Good-bye, Jane Stuart. May you never drink out of an empty cup."

How lovely.

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I blame @britt_brooke & #NashvilleLittens for this one! ? Still wrapping my brain around "language that is cultish" versus "the language of cults".

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britt_brooke 😚 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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An extra day helped 😉 - 13 hours this weekend! I've been in a HUGE slump, so this definitely helped. Thanks, @Andrew65!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Hey, Littens! It's been a crazy season, & I've hardly read at all this month, but this and @DeweysReadathon is just what I need on a not-terribly-busy weekend to get back into the groove! @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck with both readathons 😊 3w
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Well, this was just delightful. ☺

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britt_brooke So cute! I recently read her two newest novellas (she has a 3rd novella and a full length novel coming out this year still, I believe) set in her #STEMinist world. I didn‘t know until a friend mentioned it, she started off writing Star Wars fanfiction. 1mo
mom2bugnbee @britt_brooke I heard that recently! Many think Olive & Adam = Rey & Kylo Ren. And I think she has three books in total coming out this year! I bet she took short stories that she had already written & expanded them. 1mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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What a nice surprise! A skip-the-line loan from Libby! Love these!

Suet624 It WAS a fun surprise. 1mo
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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Still wrapping my head around this gift from @BookNAround. What a heart-wrenching story. Extra special that the author got her MFA from Boston U, where my daughter attends!

Also, this is a perfect cover.

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britt_brooke I liked this one a lot! 1mo
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84, Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff, Frank Doel, Marks & Co
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As good as advertised! What a sweet, yet heart-wrenching, book! I love epistolary novels.
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A quick flight = a short book! Been looking forward to this one for a while, & this was my #jolobokaflodswap present from @BookNAround !

Soubhiville Such a sweet little book. 2mo
Aims42 Loved this sweet read! Definitely recommend the sequel 😍 2mo
mom2bugnbee @aims42 Thank you! Didn't know that existed! 2mo
Aims42 @mom2bugnbee You‘re welcome!! I wish there was a whole series, I‘d read them all 😍😍😍😍 2mo
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Carpenters: The Musical Legacy | Mike Cidoni Lennox, Chris May
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Up next: my Christmas present from my 19yo daughter. She knows me well. ☺

Texreader That‘s so sweet. My daughter has been known to follow me around the bookstore taking photos of the books I say I want to read someday. 2mo
robinb ❤️ the Carpenters. 2mo
LeslieO My first concert was the Carpenters. 2mo
mom2bugnbee @Texreader Thats so sweet! 2mo
mom2bugnbee @robinb @LeslieO I was 11 when she died, so I never saw them in concert, but my parents were huge fans, so I listened to them a LOT during my teenage years. It's still comfort music to me. 2mo
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Have to admit that there WERE places in this book that made me sigh in delight. I love sweeping, multi-generational family epics. This one just didn't grab me like, say, Pachinko did. I continue to love that #Authoramonth2022 is introducing me to unknown-to-me authors. @Soubhiville

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Soubhiville I‘m sorry you didn‘t love it. 2mo
mom2bugnbee @Soubhiville Oh, that's okay! Not every author is for every person. I appreciate that you've introduced me to so many new authors! 2mo
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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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After a ridiculously long reading slump, I think I might be coming out of it. ☺

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Suet624 Yay!!!
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Grading midterms is more enjoyable with a good cup of coffee in an awesome mug from a more awesome friend! Thank you, @HeatherBookNerd ! #NashvilleLittens

Sleepswithbooks Love your mug!!! 3mo
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*sigh* Unpopular opinion coming. I didn't love this like I wanted to. I'm not against reading difficult memoirs - I've read many that I've given higher star ratings. This just wasn't for me. I do, however, understand & appreciate what Maya Angelou has meant to literature & particularly POC, especially in 1969, when such things were rarely written.

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Finally. Thanks to #Authoramonth2022 & @Soubhiville for "forcing" me to read her.

And, no, I am NOT increasing the speed of the audiobook.

AmyG Same here. And I am listening to this, too. I also didn‘t speed it up. Her voice is quite soothing. 3mo
mom2bugnbee @AmyG Exactly! I actually rarely speed up audiobook, because the usual reason I listen is for the narrator. 3mo
AmyG Same here. Especially if the author is reading it. 3mo
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An Unexpected Peril | Deanna Raybourn
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I just adore Veronica Speedwell.

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#Booked2022 - real/fictional Royal

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His was the only poster hanging on my wall as a teenager. He was my first - and, truly, my only - celebrity crush. I remember the devastation of the early Parkinson's diagnosis announcement. What an amazing outlook on life. I always love to listen to memoirs read by the author - this one was a bit tough at times, because you could hear the struggle. But what a story. Thanks to @Cinfhen for putting it on my radar!

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Cinfhen It really was a bittersweet read/listen! Because it was difficult to understand his narration at times. What an inspiration. I give thanks to @Hooked_on_books for putting this one on MY #ReadersRadar 4mo
Hooked_on_books This is what Litsy is all about! One person piques the interest of another and another and on. I love it! And what a wonderful book. He‘s quite a guy. @Cinfhen 4mo
Cinfhen Exactly @Hooked_on_books 🥰 4mo
Bklover I just finished this one too- I love this guy- and what an amazing book! 4mo
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An Unexpected Peril | Deanna Raybourn
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Snow/sleet/slush in the south = shutdown = Sunday full of football, reading, & cuddling cats. ☺ #catsofLitsy

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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@Soubhiville, thank you so much for your generous gifts for #Authoramonth2022! I'm so excited to get to these when the time comes. And look at that cute #LitsyBookMail sticker! 😁 Thank you again for your kindness! ♥

Soubhiville You‘re welcome! I hope you‘ll like them. 🙂 4mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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My first Barbara Kingsolver. Won't be my last. Honestly, didn't love her as a narrator, but audio was what my library had available - will read others in print.

As always, thanks to #Authoramonth2022 & @Soubhiville for introducing me to a new-to-me author!

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Nikki_E I actually grew up where this takes place so I kept getting distracted by all the inconsistencies. I loved the historical stuff though. I learned a lot about the history of my birthplace. 4mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver

"Willa decided that she was done with motherhood for the night, if not for the remainder of her allotted years." - Barbara Kingsolver

If you're a parent/guardian/primary caregiver & claim to have never felt this way, you're lying through your teeth. ?

TrishB Many, many times! 4mo
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@BookNAround FINALLY after a two-week vacation & a week of family illness, I opened my #jolobokaflodswap package. I was so delighted with your choices! I can't wait to devour everything here! Thank you for the extra book from your shelves & for your amazing choice of chocolates - I've never had any of these and they sound scrumptious. Although I was weeks late opening this, it was so worth the wait! ♥ @MaleficentBookDragon

BookNAround I hope you enjoy everything! 4mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver

"A mother is only as happy as her unhappiest child."

Wow, Barbara Kingsolver. Wow. #truth

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Soubhiville Yay! Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Also excited to start this buddy read tomorrow. I've never read WH! Come join us!

@Crinoline_Laphroaig #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights
#Pemberlittens

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This just came in the mail today, & I'm excited to dive in with other #Pemberlittens! @jenniferw88

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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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2021 was a rough reading year for me. Like many, I found it difficult to focus.

54 books out of my Goodreads goal of 80 - setting my goal for 80 again this year. 8/12 #Authoramonth & 16/24 #Booked2021. Doing both of these challenges in 2022 - they definitely pushed me to find new authors!

So, here's to a better 2022! 🥂

@Soubhiville @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

britt_brooke 54 is still fantastic! 4mo
mom2bugnbee @britt_brooke Awww, thanks friend! It truly wasn't a good year for my focus, but I'm ready to get back to it! Already finished one on the car ride home yesterday! 😁 4mo
britt_brooke @mom2bugnbee Yay!! Hope it was a good one. 4mo
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Cinfhen So glad #Booked2021 pushed you to pick up books you otherwise might not have. Excited to hear your back for 2022!!! 4mo
Cinfhen And I totally agree with @britt_brooke way to go❣️❣️❣️ 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage You did awesome. Every book is an adventure and accomplishment! 😘 4mo
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Christmas Eve | Jim Butcher
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@BookNAround My family & I are on vacation at Walt Disney World, & I think that I forgot to pack your #jolobokaflodswap package. 😭 😭 So sorry, but please know that I'll thoroughly enjoy a late treat in the new year! Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

@MaleficentBookDragon

BookNAround Enjoy Disney and knowing you have a little bit of extended, stress-free holiday when you get home! (edited) 5mo
BookwormAHN Love the Star Wars t-shirts 💙 5mo
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Last night, fully vaccinated #NashvilleLittens gathered in @ferskner's home for the first time in nearly two years! (#stupidvirus) We typically meet up 4x/year, but COVID had obviously derailed that for a bit. Good food, GREAT conversation, being spoiled by our Secret Santas, & the same dinosaur erotica book being gifted by two different people. 😂 This was SO good for my soul - Zoom meetings weren't the same. I have missed my book people!

Amiable How wonderful for all of you! 5mo
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MallenNC How fun! 5mo
Booksnchill Nothing beats IRL friends and bookish peeps! I fear for the browsing histories of the “Secret Santas” who searched for “T-Rex erotica” but we are all about inclusion and finding that elusive perfect gift🙃🤐🥳🤣📚 (edited) 5mo
BethM This is fantastic! 5mo
LeahBergen Aww! I love this. 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
britt_brooke Y‘all are the best!! 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Wonderful!! 5mo
Alfrazier21 It was so much fun and so nice to finally see everyone in person!! That was the real gift! 🎁 🎄 5mo
Nute It looks like it was a great time. This is always so much fun to see, Littens gathering together!☺️ 5mo
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BookNAround Yay! Glad it‘s there. 😁 5mo
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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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Anthony Horowitz. Enough said. ☺

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rachelm I‘ve been reading a ton of his in the past month! I‘m in such a mood 5mo
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It's on its way, @Chelleo ! 😁 ETA 12/11.

Thanks, as always, for organizing @MaleficentBookDragon! #jolobokaflodswap

Chelleo So excited! Thank you!! 5mo
mom2bugnbee @Chelleo ♥🎄♥ 5mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I have a theatre friend with whom I share a reading Venn diagram, & our overlap is science fiction. At a rehearsal last week, he plopped down next to me & said "please tell me you've read Project Hail Mary, because I HAVE to discuss it with someone." 5 minutes later, it was purchased from Audible. I don't always have good luck with fiction on audio but WOW. Ray Porter's performance was fantastic, & I will be reading more Weir.

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BookBabe I loved The Martian! The audio was fabulous. I‘ll check this one out! 5mo
mom2bugnbee @BookBabe I'm going in reverse - definitely going to listen to The Martian now! 5mo
BookBabe @mom2bugnbee Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🙌🏻 5mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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December is going to be even crazier than normal. 🤪 Three weekends of playing Mrs. Cratchit opposite my husband (and with my real daughter as my stage daughter, pictured here), & then two weeks in Florida, FINALLY taking my c/o 2020 grad's graduation trip to Disney & Universal. I'll likely read very little, but know that I'll be back in full force in January! Happy Holidays & Happy Reading!

Bklover Sounds like a wonderful month! Enjoy! 6mo
BookBabe Great pic! 😃 5mo
mom2bugnbee @BookBabe Thank you! Have been enjoying your advent posts! 5mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Update: I still don't love Dickens.
Update the second: Tim Curry can do no wrong.

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Librarianaut 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟for your comments 😂 6mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Got this as an Audible freebie years ago & never listened to it. Since I'm preparing to play Mrs. Fezziwig & Mrs. Cratchit opposite my husband in a community theater in a few weeks, thought this was as good a time as any to listen. And, hello, it's Tim Curry! 😍

ozma.of.oz It‘s marvelous! I hope you enjoy it! 6mo
KathyWheeler I liked it. 6mo
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Now up to date with Enola! ☺ Really hoping Millie Bobby Brown makes more of these movies!

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I adore Enola Holmes & didn't realize I was two books behind! 😁 What a nice surprise!

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept."

Can't explain why I love that quote as much as I do.

JamieArc That is a good one. 6mo
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I meant to open a different book on my Kindle. 10 pages in, I realized my mistake, but I couldn't put it down. Gotta love books that make you laugh *and* cry out loud.

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Yay! My favorite swap of the year!

Head to @MaleficentBookDragon 's page to sign up for #jolobokaflodswap!

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October was busy, and as a result small in number, but BIG in quality! Pleased to say that Addie LaRue lived up to the hype. ☺

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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REALLY gonna try this one, since we have a fairly non-busy weekend. Work has been eating away at my reading time lately! How dare it! 😂

#Halloween #20in4 #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Thanks for sharing 😍 For anyone interested it runs from Thursday - Sunday or Friday - Monday depending on your choice. Alternatively use all 5 days. Flexible this month for those doing #Scarathlon during October. 7mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm terrible at setting goals during readathons - just gonna try to get as much reading done as possible! Will be out of pocket for a good bit of next weekend, as we're traveling to see our daughter for her university's Parents Weekend - but I'll have the time on the plane! 😁

Thanks, @Andrew65! #OutstandingOctober

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Forgot to review this one after I read it! It was strange to read about life after the pandemic that we are currently living through (though it wasn't mentioned by name), but it was fantastic, as always. And what a cover!

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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TJR has yet to disappoint me. ☺ I'm a sucker for dysfunctional family stories.

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HOTPock3tt I loved this one too 7mo
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The Drama Book Shop | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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The Drama Book Shop is a requirement for any NYC trip for my to-be musical theatre major! Such a wonderful store.

TiredLibrarian I read about the re-opening; sounds delightful! 🎵📚🎭 7mo
mom2bugnbee @TiredLibrarian It absolutely is - every book about theatre and published play you can imagine. And a full service coffee bar, chairs, & tables for working. 7mo
rabbitprincess Adding this to the list for whenever I am able to visit NYC! Plays are often hard to find here. 7mo
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The Strand on Columbus Avenue | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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If you don't take a picture in The Strand, did you even go? 😉 Weekend in NYC with my 16yo, & this was on the must-do list. As was my next post...

rabbitprincess Love the bookstore and the polkadots 😊 7mo
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Just started the newest Louise Penny. Here's the first page. This is my first time reading a book that references COVID. What new books have you read that have done the same? I'm sure this will be par for the course soon, just like 9/11 is.

LiteraryinLawrence Wow, that‘s jarring. I wonder if she wrote about a post-Covid current day back when we didn‘t know about Delta. 8mo
mom2bugnbee @LiteraryinLawrence Wouldn't surprise me, because this continued for the entire chapter - talking about how life (in a very small town in Quebec) had gotten back to normal after the vaccine became available. It was very surreal to read. 8mo
mom2bugnbee @Bookwormjillk That's on my list! I still haven't read The River (it's on my Kindle), but plan to read both. 8mo
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