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#BookmarkSwap: This is to be my first participation in a Litsy Swap and I couldn‘t be more excited. I tried a Pen-pal exchange of letters last year, but I received a letter only one time from my assigned correspondent so I was reluctant to try connecting closely in any way again. BUT I love bookmarks so here goes everything! I‘m signed up and all in!!! This might be the start of something.😀

Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting a fun event.💕

hermyknee @LibrarianRyan is an incredible host - I am sure you will have a good experience this time!!! 💕 4d
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee ahh. Thanks. And @nite she is right. This is a fun and easy swap. With no more commitment afterward. So you don‘t have to feel like your missing out. 4d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Aww I'm sorry you had a bad pen pal experience. Swaps are fun, and addictive. I hope you get an amazing match this time around. 😊 4d
BeaG @Nute where are the rules and how do you sign up? 23h
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Autumn weather in July!😞It‘s windy and rainy and cold outside. The weatherman has promised drizzling circumstances, wet environments and the need for both a sweater and a jacket and an umbrella.☔️ He has predicted hailstones of unknown circumference. So I have decided to declare a Let‘s-Not-Leave-the-House holiday! And for me that means only one thing: A FULL ON BOARD DAY OF READING!

🤔 Hmmm...I wonder who‘s gonna cook dinner?

Tamra Woot! 2w
GrilledCheeseSamurai See...for me that's the perfect kinda day. 😂 #NotASummerPerson 🤷‍♂️ 2w
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Quotes Unlimited | John A. Andrews
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#QuotsyJuly19 - Unity: I‘m loving the effort of unity on Litsy to participate in photo challenges, book swaps, pen pal friendships, gift exchanges, buddy-reads and book clubs. It‘s refreshing that this simple love of books and reading lends its way to the practice of kindness, the giving of uplifting messages and the sharing of support in several other life endeavors. Way to go, Littens! 👊🏽

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Soubhiville I agree 100%! ❤️ 2w
DivineDiana It is remarkable to watch it unfold! All for the love of books! 👏🏻📚❤️ 2w
Gina Oooohhhh that made me stop and grinde my brain a bit. Thank you! 2w
gradcat Great 👍 2w
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This is what I might read next, but I‘m not sure if I can get through it.😬

Ashley_Nicoletto This one is super interesting and it has tons and tons of backstory. Definitely worth giving it a shot, but obviously the ending is horrible. 2w
cathysaid I second @Ashley_Nicoletto here. The book covers a lot of material I had never heard or read, particularly about the various players. And for whatever reason, after reading this one, I can finally understand how a cult might appeal to just the right person. 2w
Ashley_Nicoletto @cathysaid YES! This was the first time that I really felt like I understood how someone could be talked into a cult. Or what would lead others to make that choice. 2w
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BridgetteM I enjoyed listening to the audiobook. Be prepared to learn a lot about Jim Jones 2w
Aseleener I have not read this one but I loved Guinn's book about Bonnie and Clyde. 2w
RamsFan1963 This is one of my favorite reads of 2019. It's so engrossing, but you come away really understanding the rise and fall of Jim Jones and his ministry. 2w
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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July 1st - Happy National Day of Canada.🇨🇦 I celebrate this day in the literary world with acknowledgement and thanks for many favorite Canadian novelists. A new presence on that list is Esi Edugyan who has won the Giller Prize for Fiction twice and been long-listed and short-listed for the Booker Prize. Her novels are The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, Half-Blood Blues and Washington Black.
#LetsTravelJuly

AmyG Washington Black was so good. 2w
xicanti Love her work. She‘s a great speaker, too. 2w
Lindy Yay! Esi Edugyan is a star. 🇨🇦 2w
OriginalCyn620 😊🇨🇦❤️ 2w
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July 1st...starting a reread adventure today. Floating on Cloud 9 3/4! ☁️🤣

GypsyKat Great picture! I‘ve been talking myself out of buying these editions because we already have SO MANY Harry Potter sets. But they‘re just so gorgeous!!! 😆😍 2w
BethM @GypsyKat me too! 2w
DivineDiana I do covet these editions! ❤️ 2w
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#30JuneBooks - E: Emily Dickinson...her words are beyond measure. She expresses every emotion of an unconventional living. She begs us to move beyond confinement & be more outside the realm of what is imagined. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.” There is a bright beauty amongst us. Thank God for the written word so that we can still experience such a loveliness.

Lcsmcat One of my favorites! 3w
TrishB Lovely 💕 3w
vivastory What a fantastic post! Dickinson is in my top 5 poets, for sure. 3w
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MySharonaK “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.” So much beauty in those lines (edited) 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Great choice for this prompt! 👍 2w
Cathythoughts Beautiful poetry 2w
BooknerdsLife Beautiful post ❤️ 2w
DivineDiana Love this post! 💗 2w
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Ready to Read | Janet S. Fenholt
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I‘ve been on Litsy all day long between this-and-that thing. Here lately, I think that I have been enjoying talking about reading more than actually reading. I am going to commit this evening to finishing my current book which has only 50 pages remaining and to starting a new book. Also, I am excited to reread H.P. this summer. We‘ll see how it goes. A thunderstorm with rain showers has started outside and the sky is darkening. Time for reading!

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CareBear I feel that way sometimes, too! 3w
Clwojick I totally agree! And I love this photo. 💕 3w
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Ruthiella That totally happens to me too between Goodreads, Litsy, book blogs and Booktube! 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 I love that photo!! And yes, I‘m torn between booktube and Litsy. I actually left GR but may go back one day. We‘ll see!! 3w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I‘ve never heard of booktube 🤔must have a look - out of curiosity- but really it‘s all I can do to keep up to date with Litsy 😁 3w
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts booktube are readers who vlog about books on YouTube. Lots of fun but a total time-suck for sure.😀 3w
Zelma I go through phases. I have a less free time this summer so often have to choose between reading and Litsy (no room for both in a day). 3w
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Native Son | Richard Wright
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#30JuneBooks - N: Bleak circumstances - utter poverty, hopelessness, despair, powerlessness, obscurity, inadequate education, disconnectedness, underserved, terrorized existence...what is the inevitable outcome of a life lived here? No one wants to know this naked truth. No one wants to see this Native Son. Richard Wright put an unapologetic slice of real life right in front of us. Unpleasant to read...Hard to swallow...the ugly truth usually is!

Bookwomble Yep, that sums up my feeling about this book - The agonisingly inevitable outcome of circumstance. You can see the tragic outcome a mile off, and I kept muttering, "No, no" under my breath as I was reading. Powerful writing which puts you through an emotional grinder. 3w
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Nest, Nook, & Cranny | Susan Blackaby
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#30JuneBooks - Reading Place: I am so embarrassed to admit this, I don‘t have a true dedicated reading place. Any place that could be a place is probably a space for books. I love seeing the photos of all of your reading places. All day long I am gushing over your favorite spots: “oh, that‘s lovely”...”sweet”...”good gracious, that looks cozy”...”wow, I would love to read right there!” I read wherever this body lands and there is a book nearby.😃

Nute Photo Credit: Background Paperback - Disney Pixar Coloring Pages 3w
Cathythoughts Maybe we need to keep inventing new reading spots .... I‘d read anywhere.. 😘 3w
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The Bells | Richard Harvell
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#30JuneBooks - Favorite: There are plots that I don‘t remember and characters that I can‘t recall, but when I see the book cover or hear the title mentioned in random conversation, I get a feeling, a vague memory that something shifted inside of me and there was an alteration in the world‘s fabric the hour that I completed that book, that is what defines a favorite book for me. I don‘t remember the entire storyline of The Bells, but I remember👇🏽

Nute trying to catch my breath while reading certain passages. I remember thinking that words strung together in a particular way is a gift to every human. I remember feeling music move through this story as if I was sitting at symphony and my entire body was a listening vessel. I remember this love story...so powerful and beautiful that it transcended who loved whom and became a realization of the charity of love, a treatise on agápe?? 3w
Cathythoughts Beautiful description ♥️. Stacked 3w
Nute and the true giving of one‘s self entirely to another. It‘s a beautiful story, but it is quiet in its presence so you must be willing to be patient. I feel that it is worth a commitment. Highly recommended! 3w
Leftcoastzen What a stellar description! Sounds interesting. 3w
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#30JuneBooks - DNF: This is always my only answer for a book that I felt was impossible to read to completion. I tried, but it could not be done. It was several years ago and today is still considered one of my best decisions for maintaining a happy day-to-day life attitude!😁

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#30JuneBooks - Obsessed: I don‘t usually read more than one book at a time so as a reader I really only need to be in possession of one bookmark BUT as a lover of all things book-related there are some undeniable obsessions.😝

TheSpineView That is a lot of bookmarks! 3w
Susannah I love your bookmarks! I used to have a huge collection and am just starting to collect again. So much fun. 3w
vivastory Very impressive! 3w
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Jee_HookedOnBookz My oh my! 😍😍😍😍😍 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 👏 3w
BooknerdsLife Wow!!! 😱😍😍💖💖💖 3w
BarbaraJean I find that a variety of bookmarks are needed so that I always have an option that matches my book. 😆 3w
mreads @BarbaraJean yes! Me too 3w
mreads In the tassel vs no tassel debate looks like you're leaning towards tassel 😄 3w
Ruthiella That‘s quite a collection!😍 3w
Nute @Susannah I try to bypass these in the bookstore but then I see one that is saying just what needs to be said between the pages of a book.😁 3w
Nute @mreads Droppin‘ tassels everywhere!😃 3w
Nute @BarbaraJean Girl, I got you! We understand each other!😜 3w
Susannah Exactly. Sometimes they are irresistible. 3w
RavenLovelyReads 😍😍 Im a book polygamist so I usually have bookmarks everywhere! Your collection is exquisite! 😍😍 3w
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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#30JuneBooks - Wild Books: Truth...I like reading children‘s literature. It‘s not usually weighed down by the complications of romance or the blasé weariness of an overexposed-done-everything living or the complexity of adulting. It‘s usually just a story reminding the reader that there is a way to still believe that there could be magic, pirates, flying cars, dragons, talking animals, robots & many more fantastical beings. I believe. I believe...

merelybookish Nicely put! I also enjoy reading children's books! 3w
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#HumpDayPost

🌸 I think that Peonies are beautiful. I fall hard for just about every flower...even some flowering weeds.
📖 I‘m rereading Harry Potter this month. It is always my favorite book whenever I‘m reading it.
📺 New Amsterdam (so much humanity) or season 1&2 of Designated Survivor.
💖 This one is tough because I have many favorite poets. Too many to list. I have many poets who have unmoored me with a single poem. Unable to choose.

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lele1432 Peonies are beautiful and they smell amazing! 3w
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#30JuneBooks - Laughter: When searching for a book for this prompt, I realized that I have far more books that made me cry than made me laugh. I really need to hang out in the humor section of the bookstore more often or search out authors who know it‘s okay to laugh at yourself.
This book made me laugh before even opening... the cover is hilarious 🤣 and perfect for the content.

Andrea313 Perfect choice for this prompt! I love Samantha Irby, and this book, so much. I can't wait to read her next collection! 3w
Megabooks She just announced a new collection coming out in 2020!! 3w
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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#30JuneBooks - Library: It is knowledge and kindness that prepares us best for a life worth living. Dr. WHO had it right...let knowledge and kindness be your weapons of choice - find these things in abundance -> libraries and librarians. I can‘t imagine a world without either!💕
Poster Source: Aenaon Art Work -Etsy

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#30JuneBooks - Audiobook: I own an audiobook! I had actually forgotten all about it until my son reminded me of its existence (one more reason why it‘s wonderful to have children...they remember when you forget). Some of you might recall that last year I contemplated getting an Audible account so that I could have my FIRST audiobook experience.👇🏽

Nute Lo and behold Jim Dale had already taken me there and it was in fine fashion now that I use all of my brain cells to recollect.🤣
Anyway, I only bought the first one because it was ridiculously expensive, but I guess that Jim Dale is worth it.

Is this a collector‘s item now? It doesn‘t look like you can find these anywhere!😩
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BethM I got audible for the sole purpose of getting these. 3w
Kayla.Adriena Why are audiobooks so expensive??? Holy cow. 3w
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#30JuneBooks - Picture Books: Before I had a child I bought picture books for the days after that child‘s arrival when we would sit cuddled up together and read for hours on end. This is a delightful book about the power of stories. It opens as follows:
Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. His life was a book of his own writing, one orderly page after another.👇🏽

Nute He would open it every morning, and write of his joys and sorrows, of all that he knew and everything that he hoped for.

Is there a better beginning to a reading adventure?
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julesG 😍 3w
teainthelibrary Such a beautiful book! Have you seen the short animated film for it? 3w
MicheleinPhilly The short film is GORGEOUS! @teainthelibrary 3w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Why? Same story. Same plot. Same characters. BUT as soon as I see THAT OTHER cover, it never fails...I ALWAYS WANT IT MORE THAN THE ONE I HAVE! 😔
I don‘t understand myself!

It‘s a good thing that I am among friends and fellow readers where I can verbally make such petty revelations without remorse.😩Love you guys!😝💕

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rretzler I hate it when they change covers and the new one is better than the old. And I also hate it when they change covers in the middle of a series. 😠 4w
TrishB Know that feeling! 4w
Prairiegirl_reading Agreed! The one that particularly got me was Homegoing. I got the ugly yellow cover and then they came out with a beautiful bright orange patterned cover that I just love!! 4w
BookishMarginalia We have 3 different editions of Daisy Jones, and many of the Harry Potter books. 4w
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#30JuneBooks - Blue Books: Blue has never been a favorite color of mine, but the lovely shades of blue in this stack of books is making me reconsider.💙
Shutter Island was hypnotizing.
Kristin Hannah is a story whisperer.
The others remain to be read.

kaysworld1 Shutter Island is fantastic @Nute 🧐 4w
Moony @kaysworld1 @Nute oh shutter island is on my wohlist, too. 4w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Moony wohlist? Excuse my ignorance 🤪 4w
BooknerdsLife Gorgeous 💙💙 4w
Moony @Curiouser_and_curiouser @kaysworld1 @nute 😂 it was late when I wrote it. Too late to correct and posted it a second time. 😂😂 4w
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#30JuneBooks - New Release: Usually on Thursday evenings I make a visit to the bookstore, because the books from New-Release-Tuesday have been unboxed and are on display. At first I walk around feeling electric at the possibility of becoming acquainted with so many stories...then reality creeps in like a misty fog clouding my hopeful vision with the messed-up ugly truth that I could never read ALL that I want to.👇🏽

Nute But that day I was like who gives a flying-flip, I‘m buying a book ANYWAY, because I‘m sure gonna try to read ALL THE BOOKS IN THE WORLD!!!💕📖 4w
MicheleinPhilly This is a good one! 4w
megnews I‘m trying to read them all too!! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm I have this stacked! I know I can‘t read them all but I still buy! 😆 4w
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Nothing! | Yasmeen Ismail

#30JuneBooks - Ugly Cover: I searched my shelves for a selection fitting of this prompt and I came up empty-handed. Nothing! I know that I have seen book covers that I don‘t care for so what‘s the deal? Obviously it‘s very impactful... either it‘s enough not to purchase and bring home or I do purchase and bring home but hide it so deep into the hidden backspace of a bookcase that even I can‘t find or recall its existence.😅

julesG Glad I'm not alone. 1mo
Nute @julesG Never alone!🙃 4w
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The Bookseller: A Novel | Cynthia Swanson
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#30JuneBooks - Book Source: I purchase books wherever they are found. Whether I am looking for books or not looking for books, when I come across books, at least, one of them must come home with me. There are no rules and no restrictions...well, there must be money on me and no hungry children with me. Since the boys are always hungry, when I am planning to purchase several books, I sneak to the bookstore after work or place an order online.😂

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Ruthiella I find it almost impossible to go into a physical book store or sale and not leave with at least one book! The struggle is real!😀 1mo
RaimeyGallant When you see a small table of books for sale in a random place, do you think, candy!? I do. :) 1mo
BooknerdsLife @RaimeyGallant @Nute Hahaa Same!!! Whenever there are books available for sales? I‘m there! 😆🤗📚📚💕 1mo
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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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#30JuneBooks - U: I haven‘t commented on or reviewed this book because it was a numbing reading experience five years ago. The letter “u” can stand for many related adjectives for this story: unnerving, unbearable, uneasy, unsettling, unflinching...it is unforgiving in its relentless propulsion through a harrowing nightmare. It was an unexpected encounter with a sheer brilliance of storytelling and it remains unforgettable to this very day.

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#30JuneBooks - Made You Cry: I‘ll never reread this book and I‘ll probably never watch the movie. This story was heartbreaking especially as you try to experience it from every viewpoint. I understood the Mother‘s pain. I felt Louisa‘s hope. I got William‘s decision. I cried oceans of tears.

marleed As much as I liked the movie (and I had no idea of GOT and Daenyrs at the time), I liked the book my much more. And the sequels! 1mo
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#30JuneBooks - Spine Poetry:

american heiress,
we are never meeting in real life.

the weight of silence,
the secret of lost things,

drown(s)
the audacity of hope.

erzascarletbookgasm Nice! 👍 1mo
Leftcoastzen Love it! 1mo
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#30JuneBooks - Shocking: Still hurt...still shocked all these years later! No details to protect against spoiling, but if you‘ve read this book (No. 5 in the series) then you know what I‘m talking about.

BookwormAHN Yes I do 😿 1mo
howjessreads 😢😢 1mo
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Summer Hours: A Novel | Amy Mason Doan
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#30JuneBooks -Summer: I like sandals, shorts, T-shirts, the smell of fresh cut green grass, camping, late day sunsets, peonies, lemonade, barbecues, rolled down car windows, outdoor concerts, hotdogs at baseball games, road trips with unknown destinations, blue skies with fluffy clouds, water parks, wandering around farmer‘s markets, city festivals, theater on the lawn, night skies, star gazing & reading on porch swings.
I like everything SUMMER!

readordierachel Lovely post. You've made me want to get out there and enjoy summer! ☀️ 1mo
Nute @readordierachel Thank you! I really enjoy this time of year. 4w
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Summer Hours: A Novel | Amy Mason Doan
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#30JuneBooks - Pretty Books: It doesn‘t matter the genre. It doesn‘t matter the author. This is what makes a book ‘pretty‘ in my opinion: French flaps and deckled edges. I love this look. A book with this aesthetic always gets a second glance, a pickup, more than likely a purchase and then a sweet journey to it‘s new home where it is ogled on many occasions for its prettiness.👀

Leftcoastzen I love that look as well ! 1mo
Slajaunie I love decked pages! 1mo
Bklover I didn‘t know those were called French flaps! I love those too - I‘ve been seeing more of them lately! (edited) 1mo
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#30JuneBooks - Old Favorite: Stephen King is an old favorite author of mine. There was a time when it was just me and him. He was my author. I was his reader. His books were the only books that I really wanted to read. I was reading other stories, but it was always him. His stories were incredible, amazing, weird and strange. His imagination was out there. I couldn‘t get enough...yeah, for a long time he was my favorite! 👇🏽

Nute These are some of his books on my shelves. Where is The Stand? Where is It? Where is Pet Cemetery? idk😐 1mo
Branwen The Strand is one of my favorite books of all time! 😀 1mo
Texreader The Stand is just brilliant. My original copy was just rags. Maybe that‘s what happened to yours too! 1mo
BoleyBooks I‘m a huge King fan! 🤗 1mo
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📖 Going to the bookstore later today for a ‘because of Litsy‘ book hunt for An Ocean of Minutes.

🎥 I watched the adaptation of Their Eyes Were Watching God with Halle Berry & Michael Ealy earlier this year. Some books are better served by a mini-series on television rather than a 2-hour movie production to allow for depth of character development.

🎞 Good Omens. I laughed out loud while reading the book. I can‘t wait to see the film version.

Smrloomis Wait, there‘s an adaptation of Their Eyes Were Watching God??? Was it ok? I can‘t quite imagine how that would work. 1mo
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#Riotgrams - It Was All Yellow: I couldn‘t let Coldplay get away. I was singing this song all day yesterday thanks to this prompt (spreading sunshiny joy)!☀️
& the color yellow is lovely to look at. When a prompt directs you to pull several books from your shelves, I go only for what is in the line of sight and close at hand so this is a sampling of yellow-spines books that I could gather in under thirty seconds. I‘ve only read Flavia‘s story.💛

BooknerdsLife Love this!! 🥰💛💛 1mo
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Dr. Seuss's ABC | Dr. Seuss
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💗💕I‘m having so much FUN on Litsy today!💕💗

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Why Poetry Matters | Jay Parini
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#JazzyJune - Peaceful Poetry: “Peace, a presence, an energy field more intense than war.” I guess this requires a different imagination. The vision is lovely!
Poem Source: Poetry Foundation
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Love his book about Tolstoy... 1mo
Eggs Lovely response and photo 🤗👏🏻💗 1mo
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#30JuneBooks - Bookstack: When I was in high school, I liked reading mysteries ad horror books. I was crazy for Agatha Christie books and Ellery Queen magazines. I was mad for Stephen King. Then I discovered V.C. Andrews (don‘t ask...I was truly obsessed). As a young adult my interest switched to legal thrillers and classic literature. Now I read just about anything - words on paper - I like it all. Some favorites I have decided to collect.📚

Melwilk It sounds like we had similar reading interests in our teens and twenties. I also devoured Agatha Christie, then Stephen King and Dean Koontz. In my twenties I was all about John Grisham and similar books. Now I like a wide variety. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Love your bookish confessions.If I had a nickel for every V.C.Andrews that I sold to girls eager to join the club.... 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, Dame Christie! ❤️ 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Let me guess, if you are American, you breezed through the English section of the SATs? Because you were so well read at a young age!! 1mo
BooknerdsLife Ah!!! My favorite during my high school years too 🙌💖 & i was obsessed with VC Andrews 😆 1mo
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#30JuneBooks - Bookworm Problems: I can definitely say that this is a thing!

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Leftcoastzen 😂has happened to me! 1mo
SW-T 😂😂😂 1mo
JacqMac Or all up the side of your arm. 😂 1mo
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RaimeyGallant Also, looking up from your book and your eyes taking a minute to acclimatize. 1mo
jessinikkip Or waking up with the page stuck to your face like “how do I get this off without tearing it now?“ 1mo
RaimeyGallant @jessinikkip You said what we're all embarrassed to say lol. 4w
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📖 I really enjoyed A Woman is No Man by Etat Rum
📖 It‘s been good reading experiences so far this year. No complaints!
📖 The Tubman Command / Hope Farm / Disappearing Earth...so many others...
📖 One goal was to participate in a Readathon which I can happily report was accomplished with last month‘s 24B4Monday weekend of reading.
🌼 There‘s probably no one to tag since most folks did this yesterday ON Thursday.😅

Thanks @Areader2 for the tag!

Megabooks I‘m getting A Woman Is No Man from BOTM. I‘m excited! 1mo
Nute @Megabooks Missing BOTM! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on A Woman Is No Man. Hope that you enjoy.🙂 4w
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#30JuneBooks - Green Books: Actually a green book located at 11:16pm without having to look further than the bedside nightstand. JOY!

Cathythoughts Beautiful cover green 1mo
Nute @Cathythoughts On most days green is my favorite color!🌳🍃🍏🥬💚 1mo
RaimeyGallant Your comment on my post made my night. :) Big hug commin' atcha! 1mo
Nute @Cathythoughts There‘s something about looking at the color green in all its hues and also yellow and now certain shades of blue - those colors speak to me.☺️ 4w
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☔️ Rain showers WITHOUT hail
📖 Shadow of the Wind
🏀 Golden State Warriors for the love of K.D., but it would be nice to see another team come out on top. Go, Raptors!
📚 The Good Earth

TAG: @Chelleo @MicheleinPhilly @MoniqueReads305

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Avidreader25 Shadow of the Wind is one of my fav to reread too! 1mo
Chelleo Hail 😳 1mo
Nute @Avidreader25 I don‘t usually like to reread books, but there is something about this story that feels brand new every time that I read it. I love it! Did you read the other books in the series? 1mo
Nute @Chelleo That‘s the perfect emoji for that four-letter word.😅 1mo
Avidreader25 @Nute I have! Nothing beats Shadow, but I loved spending more time in Zafon‘s Barcelona. 1mo
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Juliet | Anne Fortier
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#30JuneBooks - J: I haven‘t read this book. It was the promise of the hunt for clues to a secret, the comparison to Philippa Gregory and topping it off, the blurb, “reads like a Da Vinci Code for the smart modern woman” that pulled me in.

Coleen_Nieto @Nute I read this several years ago and liked it 😀 1mo
BooknerdsLife Awww that sounds super interesting! Just stacked it! 🤗 1mo
Nute @Coleen_Nieto It seems well-liked on Litsy and Goodreads. I hadn‘t thought about it in years. 1mo
Nute @BooknerdsLife I hope that we both enjoy it when we get to it.🙂 1mo
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#30JuneBooks - Shelves: There‘s no more shelf space. There‘s no place for another bookcase. The only option is to start stacking on the floor. This towering stack is one of many from the ground up. My sister-in-law asked me “Why do you buy books and so many at that?” I told her that it is a collection like any other collection...valuable to the collector. She wasn‘t impressed. 👇🏽

Nute So then I dazed her with the statement, ‘the time will come when each and every one of these books will be needed for their author-given purpose. Enough said!‘ I guess this is why my family never gives me books as birthday presents.😞 1mo
DivineDiana I also have no more shelf space, but my family keeps on giving me books! 😂 1mo
SW-T Some wonderful titles in your collection! Love the height on those stacks 😄 If it space that‘s a concern, they do have vertical towers to stack books on. Friend of mine uses them. (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Southern-Enterprises-Tampa-Spine-Book-Tower/17299558) I like the floor maze look myself 😂 1mo
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CarolynM Looks like my house😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads @CarolynM Mine too. 😹 1mo
Amiable Wow! 😍 1mo
Reggie This pic makes me smile.😁 1mo
BooknerdsLife Hahaaa you SIL sounds like my sister!!😂Well I love your stacks of books! 😍📚📚😍 I have stacks around the house too 🙈 and I love that every corner in the house smells like books 😆📚📚 1mo
Chelleo Some people just don‘t understand 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
Nute @DivineDiana Is your family looking for a member?😂🤣 1mo
Nute @SW-T Those vertical towers are so cool. I‘ve never seen them before. I like the design, but I have grown accustomed to the ‘floor maze‘ look. Guess I‘ll keep stacking from the floor up!😂🤣 1mo
Nute @Amiable @Reggie on many occasions I think this has got to stop especially when due to a space limitation factor. Then I hear of an interesting book or I see a lovely book cover and all reasoning just fades away.😞 1mo
Nute @Chelleo I know, right? I‘m think that I‘m giving up on trying to explain. Say no more!🤭 1mo
SW-T @Nute Yay! The floor maze rules! 🧡🧡🧡 1mo
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Homeland | Fernando Aramburu
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#30JuneBooks - Current Read: I picked this book up at the bookstore yesterday. Sometimes the easiest book for me to read next is the closest book at hand. I don‘t know though...I‘m not sure that I‘m in the mood for the intensity of this book on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Clueing you in from cover blurbs: HOMELAND has reminded Spain of the dormant power of literature to shake up society...👇🏽

Nute a fiction that is also an eloquent testament to a historical reality...persuasive and moving...division of a relatively quiet society...a spiral of aggression...ordinary people who are confronted with the issue of violence...lives shattered...a rekindled debate about truth and reconciliation...a rich multiplicity of characters from all walks of life...moral dilemmas and unbearable suspense. Good grief, Lord have mercy!👇🏽 1mo
Nute It just became the current read!!! 1mo
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June | Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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I would like to do poetry & book photo challenges every month. I really enjoy them, but no one knows that admission as a fact because I cannot stay true to the task. I plan. I try. I go at it with gusto. I contemplate success. And then I fail.
So there is the disclaimer for #30JuneBooks. I like the prompts for this one. I‘m gonna try with an AMAZING EFFORT. Will there be 100% success? I doubt it. I‘m already 3 days late, but here goes everything!

Graywacke It‘s only June 2. So, I grant you an extra 24 hours. 🙂 2mo
DebinHawaii Good for you! I am the same way. I have not joined in a challenge for ages because I don't want to start and then fall short of finishing, but I am stepping back in with the #WanderingJune music one hosted by @Cinfhen & @BarbaraBB I wish us both the best in completing our challenges! 🎉😉 2mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m glad I‘m not the one with good (but often unfulfilled) intentions. 😄 2mo
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Andrea313 I'm in the same boat. I *want* to keep up every day, but usually don't. If I post 3 times a week with a challenge, I'll call it good. So here's to semi-success! 😉 2mo
Crazeedi I also admit to starting with gusto and then fizzling out, so I just enjoy reading everyone else's 🙄 2mo
Cinfhen Always happy when friends join in @DebinHawaii even if it‘s only sporadic 🎶💖we take what we get 🙌🏻💋 2mo
Cinfhen And it‘s absolutely perfect 😁 2mo
Nute @Graywacke Right on!😄 1mo
Nute @Graywacke My bad! Is it only the 2nd of June. I thought that it was the 3rd today! I can totally do this, right? 1mo
Nute @DebinHawaii Good luck, my Sistah! I hope we shine brighter than the sun.🌞 1mo
Nute @rubyslippersreads @Andrea313 I knew that I wasn‘t in this boat alone. You‘re right, the intentions are always good. It just doesn‘t pan out. However, I like describing it as semi-success instead of failure. Thanks for the cool vibes! 1mo
Nute @Crazeedi I also enjoy looking at everyone‘s responses to the prompts. Loads of fun!😃 1mo
Nute @Cinfhen Sporadic participation...I‘m down with that!💕 1mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
batsy I'm absolutely the same. Some months I join in and it's rare that I complete each day. I just let it slide and do the days where I'm motivated 🙂 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Same with me. I post whenever I‘m inspired! 😆 1mo
Reggie Lol, you are not alone. I usually try Cinfhen‘s every couple of months and then I do a good 2 weeks worth then just quit. 1mo
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My first Readathon participation. Not a stellar performance, but a well-intended effort nonetheless. Five hours allowed the completion of a reread of Animal Farm and a formidable indent of Brave New World. This was fun, but I was easily distracted & sucked into other activities...maybe because it is a 3 day holiday weekend. We had company. We had plans for annual festivals. Yeah, excuses...I know. One thing for sure, a lot of Littens rocked it 💯!

Nute #24B4Monday #MayMadness Application: Spark Post 2mo
MoniqueReads305 That's a great attempt. Good job. I never reach the whole 24 hours but I look the dent it puts in my reading. 2mo
Nute @MoniqueReads305 Agreed! I didn‘t really have a goal, but I somehow thought I would do better. I think that I need a quieter weekend. Not only is it a three day holiday weekend, it is also the first warm weather weekend in my neck of the woods. And the welcome of summer. AND garden planting weekend. Oh my! I was doomed from the start!😜 2mo
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Andrew65 That‘s a great time for a first effort, and given the busy weekend. Gives you a time to build on next month. Thanks for taking part and well done. 👏👏👏 (edited) 2mo
TheReadingMermaid All things considered I think you did a fantastic job! So congratulations to you sweetheart 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
rretzler Great job! Two excellent picks for your books - two of my favorites! 2mo
Clwojick You still did great! Sometimes the time just gets away from you, and you end up having a much busier weekend than you originally planned. 🧡 2mo
AnansiGirl Good job nevertheless with your busy schedule 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
TheSpineView Considering though had company, that is a great total. 2mo
Nute @Andrew65 Thanks you for the kind words and encouragement. Hopefully, I will do better next time around!😊 1mo
Nute @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick @AnansiGirl @TheSpineView Thank you for the kind words. I feel incredibly motivated for the next effort because of each of you! 1mo
Nute @rretzler Agreed...really good books. Timeless messages on so many levels! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 1mo
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Banned Books | Marcia Amidon Lusted
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I didn‘t get started yesterday as planned. I was outvoted for a day of reading by an Avengers Movie repeat-watch marathon which I must admit was well-worth it.🎥🍿 I decided to go with the Banned Books theme for #24B4Monday. Animal Farm as a reread and the other two books as a first time experience. I‘m exhilarated to devote any amount of time to this readathon. Going 💯 right now!
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RadicalReader You‘ll do wonderfully!! I am knocking out three books because reading three books in one 2mo
Andrew65 Wonderful book. Love the photograph. 2mo
BooknerdsLife Great photo and great book choice! 🙌💖📚 Happy reading to you 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Cool photo! Happy Reading! 2mo
Clwojick Good luck reading today! 💕 2mo
Nute @RadicalReader I might try that next time.🙂 1mo
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Oh...if you‘ve been wondering where I‘ve been? If you missed me just a little bit? No, I have not abandoned Litsy. I have not forgotten the amazing connections I have made here. The excuse...hmm...the problem...hmm...the thing is I discovered SimCity BuildIt and now I am obsessed with gameplay. It takes up all my free time. I finally had to uninstall it in that ‘it‘s-really-still-there kind-of-way.‘⤵️

Nute I had to tell myself to leave it alone and commit to the #24B4Monday Readathon.
Pleeease wish me LUCK!
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JennyM Lovely to see you back! 2mo
jb72 Good luck! I had to uninstall a game or two before. 2mo
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SW-T 😂😂😂Good luck! 2mo
Erofan Good luck! 😃 2mo
CarolynM I'm glad to have you back.😘 Good luck with the readathon. 2mo
Nute @JennyM @CarolynM I truly miss Litsy when I‘m away from it for more than a few days. Hugs and kisses right backatcha!💕 1mo
Nute @SW-T @Erofan There is nothing more comforting than the support of friends. Thank you so much!💕 1mo
Nute @jb72 Girl, I was worried about myself. It‘s so easy to get caught up in video games especially the ones that you can load on your phone because they‘re always with you. SCARY! I‘m glad that someone understands. 1mo
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Banned Books | Marcia Amidon Lusted
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I‘ve never participated in a Readathon before. I‘m excited to give it a try. Actually, I think it is one of my New Year‘s Resolutions for 2019 so I am joining the party. I‘m a little late, but I don‘t have any plans for the rest of today. I can‘t commit much time to the effort tomorrow, but we‘ll see how it goes.
The requirement is banned books or is that just a suggestion?
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Clwojick Just a suggestion! 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Banned books is just a suggestion but you may read whatever you like. As long as you are reading you are totally in! And a very big congratulations on your first read-a-thon hun! 🎉 We are delighted to have you! 2mo
jb72 So glad you are joining us! 😺 2mo
Andrew65 Great to have you join us this time. The most important thing is to have fun reading along with others, and sharing what you are reading, no matter what time you get to. 2mo
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Early Saturday morning. Devoting time to a study in humanity, monstrosity, the relentless chase after too much knowledge, the primal struggle against the darkness within, spiritual awakening...the desire to be more than ‘man‘...to be God-like...to be God...to be able to shout out “It is alive!”
Yes, it‘s true that I know Victor only from the movies, but today...today I shall begin to see another side.

BooknerdsLife I love this book!!! 😭💙 2mo
ShyBookOwl 📚❤ 2mo
teainthelibrary One of my favourites! It‘s the type of book that each time you reread it, you find or learn something different. It‘s life changing! 2mo
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Did I really just enjoy this book? Am I surprised? I guess that I am, because I am reluctant to say it out loud. There are all of the detestable elements as tell signs of the era - racism, sexism, exploitation, disenfranchisement & Tom is a little ‘too much‘ all-American boy - pretentious, full of himself & an outright liar (ok, maybe just a fibber) & everyone around him is too gullible & there is a ‘syrupiness‘ dripping from many pages, BUT, 👇🏽

Nute oh my, it was a witty, colorful, descriptive slice of life.
I read as that and nothing more. Mark Twain deserves his accolades for his gift of storytelling. And one day I will follow-up with Huckleberry Finn‘s story.
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