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obviateit

Joined May 2016

I never know what to say in these things... 😁💙👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👶🏻🖖🏽📚🍫☕️⛪️🎭🎨🎤🎸🎮⚡️💛
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Castle in the Mist | Amy Ephron
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I haven‘t been on here much in the past few weeks because I‘ve been traveling and exhausted, but we were excited to visit @FountainBookstore today for the first time! ❤️ (The tagged book is the one I bought there for this guy.) #raisingreaders

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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#BOOKMAIL Thank you, @Mommamanzi ! I‘m so excited to read them! Also, #bookncoffee because “I just can‘t even” today.

Alfoster How great! Memoirs is such a good book! Met the author once and he told us a funny story about a couple of guys who thought the title was Memoirs of a Gay Chef!😂😂 1y
obviateit @Alfoster that‘s hilarious! I‘m really excited to read it. 😊 1y
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I missed #day2 yesterday of covers of books that changed me because I was busy all day. I‘m not supposed to give an explanation, but I feel like this needs one. My grandma (who raised me) bought me this bible before I went away to bible college. She passed away ten years ago today. I also found a letter from my grandpa tucked away inside from Feb ‘08. He passed away in January this year. I miss them so much. I was a little hesitant to post👇🏼

obviateit about my bible because I don‘t usually want to be identified with how people perceive evangelical Christians in America right now. But my faith has definitely changed me, and it was for the better. 😊❤️ @Laura317 , do you want to do this challenge? 1y
Laura317 @obviateit I love this so much! I‘ll give the challenge a try. Just books that have changed me in some way? 1y
obviateit @Laura317 yes, ten days of covers of books that have changed you, with no explanation. 😊 1y
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QuietlyLaura Thank you for sharing this special post with us! I understand the need to clarify your faith. 💙 1y
obviateit Thank you, @QuietlyLaura ! ❤️ 1y
mabell ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Wild Embers | Nikita Gill
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@WhatThePuck challenged me to #10days of covers of books that have changed me, with no explanation. (That part is really hard!)

@Mem_ugh consider yourself challenged, if you wish. 😊 #day1

WhatThePuck Isn't it! You want to explain why. Lol. 1y
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First Thousand Words in German | Heather Amery, Stephen Cartwright
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I thought my fellow #littens would appreciate this.☝🏼😁 I‘ve recently begun brushing up on my #Deutsch now that my brain fog has been clearing a little bit. I had a goal to learn 5 languages by the time I was 30. That didn‘t happen (I turned 30 this year) so I guess the goal is moving to the #bucketlist. 😬 What are your biggest #selfimprovement goals? Are there any other linguaphiles here?

Sarah83 Yeah 💖💖💖 1y
2BR02B I've been trying to learn French via Duolingo for about three years now. I think everyone should know a minimum of two languages. 1y
MaGoose I took a few semesters of both French and Spanish in college. Can I speak either language? Yeah, right...it's been far too long (like 20+ years) since I've even said hello, good bye or thank you or whatever. But I want to relearn both again. My local library offers language lessons for free online using Rosetta Stone. I guess this is on my to-do list again. It had fallen off. 1y
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obviateit @Sarah83 🙌🏼❤️🇩🇪 1y
obviateit @2BR02B that‘s awesome! I agree with you. Sometimes it seems like the US is the only country that doesn‘t emphasize being multilingual. 1y
obviateit @MaGoose it‘s never too late to start practicing again! I‘m glad to have inspired you to put it back on your list. I‘ve been using this free app to practice. It‘s called Duolingo. It doesn‘t have any grammar instruction, but it‘s great for learning to converse. 😊❤️ 1y
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1. That‘s especially tricky now that I‘m strict #AIP , but a dear friend baked me a “chocolate” cake for my birthday, and I could eat that constantly. 🤤
2. I‘m not particular, but I may have developed a nut allergy within the past year. 😭
3. One when I was 17 that was very much deserved, and one when I was 18 that was very much NOT deserved.
4. All of the above, but usually music. ☺️
5. Done! 🙌🏼 #friyayintro

Mem_ugh Good for you! I‘m trying to be strictly AIP also, it‘s hard! 1y
obviateit @Mem_ugh thank you for the support! It‘s definitely hard, but it has allowed me to halfway reclaim my quality of life, so I‘m very thankful and prepared to do it forever if it keeps me out of bed. It helps that I have a great support system. It does get exhausting sometimes though. 😕 1y
obviateit @Mem_ugh I don‘t know what health issues you‘re dealing with, but I hope you get some relief! I can give you food ideas if you need them. 😊 1y
Mem_ugh I understand completely, I was 100% compliant for about 6 months and it was glorious. I‘m getting back into the swing of things just slower than I should be, it‘s definitely worth it though, being in pain all the time is the worst. I‘m always up for food ideas, that‘s where I struggle, finding new/interesting things to eat.😁 1y
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I hit a modest #litfluence #milestone of #5k today! Thank you, friends! 😊💛🖤💛

Sace Woo hoo! 🤘🎉🤘🎉 1y
MinDea Congratulations on your #LitsyMilestone!!! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
CoffeeNBooks Congratulations on the milestone! 🎉📚🎉 1y
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AceOnRoam 🥂🥂🥂 congrats! 1y
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 1y
GripLitGrl 🎉🎈🎉🎈 1y
mabell Congrats! 1y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎉🎊📚 1y
sudi Congrats 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉👏👏👏 1y
obviateit Thank you, @sudi ! 1y
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The Affinities | Robert Charles Wilson
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Saving to my #TBR because it looks SO GOOD, but I can‘t start any new books right now. Have any of you read this one?

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1. Picking favorites is impossible, but Eddie Redmayne is pretty exceptional.
2. Yes, Hubby and I like to stay at 70-75 F year round. 😆
3. Cup of tea, cuddling with Hubby, and binge watching a show together. Or playing Monopoly Deal with the kids before they go to bed.
4. Too many to list. #anxiety
5. Sometimes. I had a recurring dream when I was a kid that velociraptors were in my house. 😬 #humpdaypost

MaGoose No favorites - don't watch a lot of movies or TV. YES to a/c. Reading, writing and surfing the Web. Heights, maybe 😨 . Sometimes remember dreams, not often recurring. 1y
obviateit @MaGoose heights definitely bother me more than they used to. 😬 1y
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We visited a new-to-us library tonight on our way home from music lessons. (If we visit 5 libraries in our county by Friday, the kids get to go to a party. This was #4.) Me: “We‘ll do the activity but we can‘t check out any new books until we return what we have.” Also me: “Ooh, Geronimo Stilton on CD? We can check it out and listen on the way home!” 😂 #bookaddict #justonemore #raisingreaders

britt_brooke So cool! 1y
obviateit @britt_brooke thanks! 😊 1y
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1. Yes! Before ebooks, I would buy purses based solely on whether they could hold two books. 😆👜🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Yes, I do most of my reading from library books. It‘s also one of my favorite places to take my kids.
3. Yes. With young children, it‘s a lot safer (for the books) and more convenient (for me) to read on my phone. I still prefer physical copies though.
#tuesdaytidbits

rubyslippersreads I used to pick out purses that way too. 😄 1y
Sace I also consider book toting capabilites before purchasing a purse. 😂 1y
SilversReviews I love it about the purses. I buy one large enough for a book too or I just carry a book with me if it doesn‘t fit. Cannot be without a book. 😊 Thanks for playing. 1y
2BR02B #1- Same! I see dainty clutches and wristlets and am like noooope. 1y
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I rarely buy books new so I don‘t know if this is a good deal or not, but I wanted to share the love with a #dealalert just in case. 😊📚 #buyallthebooks (Unfortunately the free shipping is only to US addresses 😕)

HufflepuffGirl90 Thanks for the share!! 1y
obviateit @HufflepuffGirl90 My pleasure! 😊💛 1y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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1. The Book Thief ?
2. Babka ? (which I can‘t have anymore) Broccoli ? (which I can)
3. Charlotte Brontë ?
4. Brooklyn 99 ?
#manicmonday @JoScho

Mem_ugh How did I forget Brooklyn 99?! It‘s the best! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
JoScho Thanks for playing 😊❤️ 1y
obviateit @Mem_ugh it‘s so good! ❤️ 1y
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City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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#whileimatit This one is also $1.99 and it looks amazing! #ebook #ebooksale #ebookdeal #sale

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This ebook is only $1.99 right now! #greatdeal #hadtoshare #ebook #ebooksale #ebookdeal #sale

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I‘m doing this early because I‘ll have 6 boys between the ages of infant and 8 years at my house tomorrow. 😳
1. You guys. But I am VERY particular about where the ‘ goes in y‘all. 😂
2. 2... I KNOW it doesn‘t make sense that way, but I can‘t stop. 🙈
3. Litsy, Libby, Overdrive, goodreads, nook, Bible, and Docs (for beta reading)
4. Family movie night with my guys. We do pizza and a movie every Friday. (And something AIP for me.)
5. 🤷🏻‍♀️

howjessreads Wowzers!! Good luck! 👦🏻👦🏻👦🏻👦🏻👦🏻👦🏻 1y
obviateit @jesshowbooks lol thank you! I really should be sleeping so I can halfway keep up with them. 😅 1y
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Find out which Great American Read you are with this fun, short #quiz. 😊

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/which-great-american-read-are-you/

#quiztime

Insightsintobooks Nice. :) 1y
Bradleygirl Oh that's great! 1y
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1. My birthday gift from a very sweet friend. I can‘t wait until it‘s cool enough outside to cuddle up in this sweater!
2. 86°/62° F
3. EPIC beef bar, dried mango, grapefruit, and garlic stuffed olives. It was a very snacky dinner. ?
4. Ugh. I guess since there‘s no time limit or minimum per day on the handwritten copies, I could do that slowly.
5. Watermelon kombucha. ??
#humpdaypost

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1. In bed, nursing the teething baby to sleep. (I think he just dozed off! 🙌🏼)
2. I‘m beta reading a book for a friend. 😍 I also started Friendship according to Humphrey because my firstborn asked me to read it after he finished.
3. Usually a small clone of my husband brings it to me and sweetly asks me to read it. Oh, for myself? I usually just search for whatever speaks to me in that particular moment of my life. #tuesdaytidbits

SilversReviews How sweet you have a little helper choosing books. 😊 Thanks for playing. 1y
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Look and See | Audrey Dautenhahn
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1. A Wrinkle in Time
2. Audrey Dautenhahn- She‘s not on Litsy yet, but check her out. She‘s a dear friend and wonderful person.
3. Agents of Shield
4. Avocado 🥑😍 They‘re delicious, and something I can still have on my very restrictive AIP diet. They‘re also extremely versatile! I‘ve had them in pudding and frosting. #manicmonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1y
Mamashep I‘ve never heard of avocado in pudding! 1y
obviateit @JoScho it was fun! 😊 1y
obviateit @Mamashep it‘s so good! My kids even like it! Just blend a nice soft avocado with cocoa or carob powder, honey or maple syrup or agave, and a little bit of your milk of choice (that one isn‘t a necessary ingredient, it just thins it a little). Super easy. ☺️ 1y
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I just learned of the hashtag #MittenLitten and I love it! Born and raised in Birch Run (halfway between Flint and Saginaw, famous mall, could see the lights from Bronner‘s in Frankenmuth from my backyard), I‘m living near Philly now, but will always be a Michigander at heart. 😍

Stacy_31 Oooh I used to love the Birch Run outlets! I grew up in Bay City but moved to CA almost 20 years ago. 1y
Libby1 The fudge at Frankenmuth is awesome. In the UK fudge is vanilla. What is WRONG with them? I was so disappointed the first time I bought some. 1y
obviateit @Stacy_31 I took them for granted until I moved away lol! I was born in Bay City. ☺️ Nice to meet you! 1y
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obviateit @Libby1 ALL of their fudge is vanilla?? 😱 There are so many amazing flavor options to choose from! 1y
Stacy_31 @Libby1 Frankenmuth fudge is the best! @obviateit That‘s so cool! Nice to meet you, too. The one thing I realized after I moved away was that the northern lights can be seen from there. 😞 1y
obviateit @Stacy_31 if it makes you feel any better, I never once saw the northern lights from anywhere in MI. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
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Hubby bought this for me for our 9th anniversary this year, because he also bought us tickets to see #Hamilton 🌟AND🌟 Cursed Child in NY next year for our 10th!! I am beyond excited. I‘m also really loving these footnotes. 😍 #potterhead #broadway #somebodypinchme

DGRachel That‘s awesome!! 1y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 We did both in London earlier this year - amazing! 1y
Serotonin Yesssssss ❤️ Hamilton was very good 👍 Totally lived up to the hype, and beyond. (edited) 1y
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obviateit @DGRachel thanks! 😊❤️ 1y
obviateit @TrishB awesome!! ❤️ 1y
obviateit @Serotonin I believe it! I can‘t wait! ❤️ 1y
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Little guy isn‘t feeling great today, so we stayed home from church. I‘m enjoying the peaceful snuggles in our favorite chair, a cup of tea, and finishing up my pre-approval of this #YA #manga for my 7 year old. The drama in Yu-Gi-Oh! is a little... exaggerated for my taste, but I still found myself enjoying the story and the art (and my boys love the drama lol!). I‘m contemplating checking out more manga for myself. ☺️

Sace I highly encourage the reading of manga. Sometimes they are the only books I can manage to finish! 1y
obviateit @RestlessFickleBookHoarder it was really enjoyable! I haven‘t been able to finish a book for myself yet this year (SO disappointing) because of health problems causing brain fog, so this could be a better option for me until I can concentrate again. ❤️ 1y
Sace @obviateit oh I hope you're on the mend! 1y
obviateit @RestlessFickleBookHoarder thank you! It might require some lifelong diet and lifestyle changes, but I‘m doing a lot better than I was a few months ago, so I‘m learning to live with it. 😊 1y
Sace @obviateit I'm glad! 1y
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The Invention of Wings | Sue Monk Kidd
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@Mommamanzi is doing an awesome #giveaway right now! I haven‘t read much this year, but this was my favorite of last year. I‘m tagging @faerie_druid to keep the giving going. ☺️

Mommamanzi Ahhhh I am sorry, I don‘t have anything off your tbr list but I think I may have something you will like. Email me nicoleorlando@hotmail.com with your name and mailing address and I‘ll send it on over! 1y
Melli Loving that you want to share book love with us @Mommamanzi and I‘ll tag @MicheleinPhilly to share the love 1y
obviateit Woohoo! Thanks, @Mommamanzi ! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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1-2-3 Peas | Keith Baker
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We found this cute board book while waiting for big brother to finish his guitar lesson. (Anyone in #Philly need a guitar teacher? I have a great recommendation!) It has a nice rhythm to the rhyme, and delightful illustrations of little peas doing various activities. #babylitten

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#7yearold saw this for sale at our local library and asked me to buy it for him. I said yes, but that I‘d have to read it first since it was labeled #YA . It‘s nice to read something that‘s so different from my usual. #manga #raisingreaders

Sace I have not read this series, but it's a popular one. I hope it meets your mom approval 😁 1y
obviateit @RestlessFickleBookHoarder it‘s not bad so far! I think he‘ll enjoy it. 😊 1y
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I can‘t believe I missed the #Phillymeetup again! I‘m glad you all had fun, and I‘m crossing my fingers that I‘ll be able to make it next time! #phillymeetup2

DivineDiana Yes! Fingers crossed! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I missed today too. Now I‘m wondering if we can plan something sooner than next summer. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 1y
obviateit @BarbaraTheBibliophage that would be wonderful! ❤️🤞🏼 1y
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BookaholicNatty @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was wondering the same thing too. Maybe in December or January?? Every 6 months? Any thoughts? 1y
BookBabe @BookaholicNatty @BarbaraTheBibliophage December and January can be tricky with the snowy and icy weather though...Fall may be a better time for a second meet-up 1y
obviateit @BookBabe @BookaholicNatty @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was thinking Fall would be a lovely time to meet. October is beautiful in Philly. Although, if we want to do a winter meetup eventually, how cool would it be to pool funds and rent a room at the Free Library?? 😍 1y
BookaholicNatty @BookBabe @BarbaratheBibliophage @obviateit that‘s a really good point! And fall is really beautiful!!!!! 1y
obviateit @Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly what do you guys think about October or early November? 1y
Cinfhen I‘m not around then but I think fall would be a lovely time 1y
MicheleinPhilly I‘m always up for a meetup but don‘t have the bandwidth right now to plan anything in the near future. I have a busy summer coming up. But I am happy to pass the planning torch! 1y
obviateit @Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly I understand! ❤️❤️ 1y
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Baby Monkey, Private Eye | Brian Selznick, David Serlin
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This book is adorable! #4yearold picked it out because he wanted a chapter book like big brother. It not only delighted him, it also enthralled my #7yearold strong reader son and 7 year old reluctant reader niece. This is the tenth time we‘ve read it this weekend. 😍 #raisingreaders #cuteending

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Lovely book. I highly recommend it.

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I listened to the Christopher Hurt narration, and it was wonderful. 😊

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Hey, everyone! I apologize for not communicating at all these past few months. I‘ve been dealing with some undiagnosed, life-changing health problems, and I‘ve been feeling too poorly to read anything or interact on social media. I started the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet in February, and I‘m finally starting to feel more like myself. I haven‘t started finishing books yet, but I‘ve been taking the boys to the library again! I‘d like to say thank

obviateit you to everyone who wished me happy birthday in May! My family made it a very special 30th for me, and seeing the well-wishes on here also warmed my heart! 😊❤️ 1y
rabbitprincess Welcome back ♥️ 1y
BarbaraJean Welcome back! So glad you‘re feeling better! 1y
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julesG Welcome back! Good to hear the AIP is working for you. 1y
Mamashep Welcome back! 1y
Bklover Welcome back! 1y
Eggs Glad you're doing better😊 1y
Mimi28 Glad you‘re feeling better!! 1y
Sarah83 Hi back 😍 1y
obviateit And hello @Sarah83 ! I‘ve missed seeing you! Did I also see that we have the same birthday? 1y
DivineDiana Glad you‘re back! And the diet sounds great! “Food be thy medicine.” 1y
Sarah83 My birthday is May 31st. So I guess we have the same birthday. ☺️ 1y
obviateit Thank you, @DivineDiana ! It really has been wonderful. A big adjustment, but absolutely worth it. ❤️ 1y
obviateit @Sarah83 Awesome! Happy belated birthday! 😁 1y
Sarah83 Happy belated birthday aswell 😍 1y
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The Merck Manual of Medical Information | Mark H. Beers, Andrew J. Fletcher, Thomas V. Jones, M.D., Robert Porter, Michael Berkwits, M.D.
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I'm very sorry, friends. I'm going to have to cancel or postpone my #adoptalibrary event. I've suddenly come down with mastitis this afternoon, for the third time in the past two months. I have to rest hard, and I'll have to be hospitalized if my fever doesn't come down 1.2* F (0.6* C) in the next hour. I'm very frustrated. I've been stuck in bed for most of this year, and I'm ready to be done. I appreciate any thoughts or prayers. ❤️❤️❤️

Sarah83 Hope you feel better soon. 😘😍 2y
Bklover Hope you feel better soon! That sounds awful! 2y
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LauraBeth Hope you feel better! 2y
Avanders Oh no!!! Praying 🙏🏽 feel better!! 💖 2y
Libby1 💕 2y
Laura317 Praying you avoid the hospital! Hope you‘re better soon! 💕 2y
LeahBergen Oh no! Sending ❤️❤️❤️. 2y
MicheleinPhilly Oh goodness. I hope your fever dissipates and you‘re able to avoid a hospital visit! Take care of yourself! 2y
BibliophileMomma Feel better! 2y
MiyakoBunny I‘m sorry to hear that hope you feel better 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Hope you feel better soon, sending positive vibes & prayers your way. 2y
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 2y
MrBook 😧😢😔 @BookBabe and I will be keeping you in our thoughts and sending you lots of positive vibes. 2y
LauraBeth Just wanted to check on you and see how you‘re doing. 💕💕 2y
obviateit @LauraBeth Thank you so much for checking on me! I've been very weak, and I have a few other health issues with no answers as of yet, so I've basically just been lying in bed. I'm also grieving for my grandpa. He passed away less than two weeks ago. So... it's been a hard season. 2y
LauraBeth @obviateit I hope that you get some answers soon. So sorry to hear about your grandpa ❤️ that‘s definitely a hard season. But you know, after winter, spring always shows up 💕 2y
obviateit @LauraBeth Thank you for your kind words! ❤️❤️ 2y
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Calling all #Littens ! My dear friend is fostering to adopt her two daughters, and now I'd like to help them #adoptalibrary for their home. They've been visiting the library often, but they don't own any children's books. I was inspired to do this for Christmas, but since it's so close I decided to extend it through 1/1/18 to allow for shipping. Please email me at katedykes at iCloud dot com for details.

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I was totally prepared to read and/or post tonight, but after the #Litsycrash2017 this morning a dear friend helped me grocery shop (for the first time in a month) while our husbands took care of our kids, and it was EXHAUSTING. (👆🏼tired-but-not-bedraggled-like-usual face) So I'm just saying hello and I'm glad the outage didn't last too long because I missed you guys. ❤️📚😊😴😴😴

Clwojick We missed you too! 2y
Chelleo You look lovely! Glad you faired well during the #litsycrash2017 2y
obviateit Thank you! ❤️ @Clwojick @Chelleo 2y
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The Spirit of Christmas | Nancy Tillman
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Hello, friends! I had an idea today, inspired by the beautiful thoughtfulness of @JenP . I have a friend who's in the process of fostering to adopt two little girls. They've been visiting the library often, but they don't own any children's books at all. I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in joining me in giving them books for Christmas to build their family collection. If people are interested, I will figure out how to make it work 👇🏼

obviateit and let you know how to get involved. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MiyakoBunny Awesome idea 💡 I look forward to it 😺 2y
MicheleinPhilly 🙋🏻‍♀️ I‘m in! 2y
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Avanders Yep. Email: leathy18 at gmail. Also fill out a form for #litsyhappenings (link on profile for @LitsyHappenings ) and we can put it (whatever "it" ends up being) on the calendar and repost. 2y
obviateit @Avanders , I filled out the form! What should I do next? 2y
Avanders @obviateit we'll put it in the calendar.. if you make a post and tag @LitsyHappenings we'll repost too 😊 2y
obviateit @Avanders , awesome, thank you! 😊😊😊 2y
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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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#quotsydec17 #day15 "Marianne was silent; it was impossible for her to say what she did not feel, however #trivial the occasion; and upon Elinor therefore the whole task of telling lies when politeness required it, always fell."

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"I'm beginning to think the #Force and I have different priorities." #quotsydec17

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Ugh. I've had a few friends like that. I started this book today because it's been on my #TBR forever, and I wanted to see if it would be good for my 7 year old to read. Also, it's light enough for my sleep-deprived brain to handle. I'm loving it so far. My boys are friends with 3 sisters who are all deaf or HOH, so we've been learning ASL together to communicate more easily. This book is making me more mindful of how some of their experiences👇🏼

obviateit may feel to them. I'm not finished yet, but I have a feeling I'm going to highly recommend this one. 2y
LiteraryinLititz I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! I really liked this one and also saw the author at an NCTE conference. She was awesome. 2y
obviateit @LiteraryinLititz that's so cool! She seems like she would be awesome. 2y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m Deaf myself and I am always recommending this book 👍! Glad you all are learning some ASL. 2y
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Announcing: Broadcast Communicating Today | Carl Hausman, Philip Benoit, Frank Messere, Lewis B. O'Donnell
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bookloo Wow what a great idea! 👍🏽 2y
obviateit @bookloo I agree! 2y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
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Hanukkah Moon | Deborah Da Costa
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I missed the beginning last night, but I know I have more than a few friends on here who celebrate Hanukkah. So I want to say #HappyHanukkah from me to you! May you be blessed with love, joy, and peace. 💙

PurpleyPumpkin Enjoy! Love your festive Bitmoji btw. 💜 2y
obviateit @PurpleyPumpkin thanks! I almost picked a Christmas tree outfit, but I thought it was a bit much. 😄 2y
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4,000! I took this "just in case I can't stay awake to 4,000" screenshot last night, and then promptly fell asleep. But I woke up this morning to 4,006 ?. Thank you, friends! I love being here! #litfluence

Clwojick Congrats!!! 2y
jfalkens Congrats 🎉🎊🎉🎊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 👍🏻📚👏🏻🎊🎉🎈 2y
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RebelReader Way to go!🍾🍾🍾 2y
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉 2y
obviateit Thanks, everyone! It's a much smaller number than I expected to have by now, but it's proof that I'm functioning enough to be back in this community again. Even though I'm still not reading as much as I'd like, I'm happy to be here! 😊❤️ @Clwojick @jfalkens @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RebelReader @LeahBergen 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay!🎉🎊🎉🎊 2y
DGRachel Woohoo!🎉🎉🍾🎉🎉 2y
Jess7 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
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"When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home." -Tecumseh #sing #quotsydec17

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Leggings Revolt | Monique Polak
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I'm so excited about my new leggings! They're not technically books, but they look like books to me! My friend sent me a brand new pair just because I've had a rough year. It's not a book for #survivingdecember , but #kindness from friends certainly helps one through difficult seasons of life. The baby is modeling them because he's much cuter than I am. 😆

obviateit The friend who gave these to me has had a much harder year than I have. She owns her own LLR business, so I'll share the link for anyone who's interested. I don't usually make posts like this (so don't worry, I won't solicit any more), I'm just so grateful for her thoughtfulness, and know she's deserving of any business she receives. Thanks, friends! https://michellecarroll.lularoebless.com ❤️ 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I love your leggings but baby steals the show!!!! How adorable 💙💙💙💜💜💜💕💕 2y
obviateit Thanks, @ForeverNerdy ! I was obsessed with his hood today. It felt completely necessary to include him, and it, in my picture. 😄 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww adorable!!! 💙💙💙 2y
obviateit Thank you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! 😊❤️ 2y
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Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives | Rachel L. Swarns, Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave
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My Sister's Keeper | Jodi Picoult
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#quotsydec17 "You don't #love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."

Chelleo Cuteness! 2y
obviateit @Chelleo , thank you! I like them a little. 😁 2y
saresmoore My goodness, this is precious! 2y
obviateit @saresmoore , thank you! I love how much they all love the new baby. They love each other a lot too, but the baby takes it to a whole new level. 😍 2y
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Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery
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#survivingdecember #day8 A book when you want to be someone else for a day. When I need to escape, I like to go somewhere peaceful, where life was simpler in many ways and exactly the same in other ways.

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This was fun! Thanks for sharing, @Sarah83 and @ScorpioBookDreams !
K- Kindred
A- Agnes Grey
T- (A) Tale of Two Cities
E- Ender's Game
L- (The) Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Y- You're Here for a Reason
N- Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
#booknames

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Mere Christianity | C. S. Lewis
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#survivingdecember is where I'm at right now. I love this book when I #needpatience because focusing on deep, meaningful truths helps me to reset my focus and calm down when I'm losing it. I chose this photo because I'm pretty sure it's the exact face I make when my patience is wearing thin. 😐😂

No_One Hang in there! It‘s a difficult time of year for many people. I hope you - and that little cutie - can find a reason to smile. Deep breaths and focus. All the best. Hugs. 2y
Libby1 (((Hugs))), @obviateit . I‘m praying for you this morning. ❤️ 2y
obviateit Thank you, @No_One and @Libby1 ! This has been a rough couple of years for my health and it's hard to handle sometimes, but there have also been SO MANY good things that have happened in other areas of my life (like this little guy). So I'm very thankful for the good while I try to endure this difficult season of life. Yesterday was hard because on top of everything else, 2/3 of my kids got pink eye. 😕 2y
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No_One @obviateit oh no! Pinkeye is no fun, but luckily it will clear up quickly with antibiotics. Yes, keep focusing on the positive! 🙂 2y
obviateit @No_One yes, I'm confident it won't last long, thankfully! It's just making my poor little guys miserable. But we'll just keep swimming! 😁🐠 2y
No_One @obviateit 👍🏼 2y
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This one works for #emojinov and #quotsynov17 😊
“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
#adventure #UK 🇬🇧