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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Guess who's a finalist for a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense? This girl! Guess who's going to the awards event in New York in July? This girl! I'm one of six finalists in the unpublished, mainstream mystery/suspense category for my mystery THE BIAS OF RAIN.

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RaimeyGallant @MrBook That's one of my all-time dreams, to meet you and @BookBabe :) I'm in NYC July 17-27. Are you both in town? 3d
umbrellagirl What an honor! Congratulations on your nomination. 3d
bookandcat Congratulations!!! You'll be in my neck of the woods! 3d
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Are you around July 17-27? I'd love to meet some NYC Littens. 3d
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant yes! I am technically a New Jersey kitten but I'll actually be in Manhattan proper with my friend on Friday July 19th for Epic Reads Day. Perhaps we can meet after I'm done with that event - it ends around 4, if I remember correctly. On a side note I'm also happy to give you recs for food/shows/fun NYC things etc if you need! (I highly recommend going to The Strand!) 3d
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant Litten. Autocorrect 😂😂😂 I may be bookandcat but not THAT much. 3d
Graywacke Fantastic news! Congrats! 3d
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Omg, I just spent the last 10 minutes checking out Epic Reads, but it's sold out! That would have been so much fun! I'm totally free on the 19th though and would love to meet up. Anyone else in NYC interested? @BookBabe @MrBook Who else lives there lol? With respect to recs, @bookandcat , I'm def going to The Strand. I'm in the midst of planning a self-guided literary tour, location scouting for my next plot. Any high-priority (1 of 2) 3d
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat (2 of 2) literary-ish spots you can think of? I've secured tours of a few private/members only libraries already. And I'm going to try to hit Moth Story Slam, some bookstores, NYPL, maybe a few bars/pubs/restaurants that used to be literary hangouts. I'm actually going to a day-long workshop for authors at the FBI, which should be pretty cool, too. :) 3d
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant def check out the Morgan Library! They have an AMAZING collection (read: Gutenberg bibles. Yes, multiple.) And I *think* you can visit without paying to get into the rest of the museum (I might be wrong). And I also like The Cloisters - very atmospheric. 3d
MrBook @RaimeyGallant Sounds like you‘re making a fantastic itinerary 😁👏🏻! I can‘t speak for BookBabe since we‘ve separated *sniffles*, but I will definitely be around then. My book club meets July 21st 2-4. (Feel free to join! 😎🙌🏻 Amor Towles‘s “Rules for Civility” is that month‘s selection.) We could make a day of it, if you‘d like. I love showing friends around my old stomping grounds. Email me and I‘ll get you a list of landmarks & such. 👍🏻 3d
RaimeyGallant @MrBook Definitely stuck my foot in it. Hugs to you both. July 21 sounds fun, but let me check if I have it free. My eyelids are droopy, so I'll get back to you tomorrow. 3d
AnansiGirl How exciting for you! Congratulations on being a Daphne du Maurier finalist! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
MrBook @RaimeyGallant All good 🤗. 2d
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Thanks for the recs! 2d
BiblioLitten That‘s amazing! Congratulations 🎉🎊 23h
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The Art of Memoir | Mary Karr
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Exceptional writing advice aside, this is just a really good read. Whether you write memoirs or fiction, this is an essential read, the chapters discussing voice and sensory description some of the best I've come across on the subjects.

britt_brooke Love this! I love her memoirs, too. 7d
RaimeyGallant @britt_brooke I just added all her memoirs to my tbr. 7d
britt_brooke @RaimeyGallant Hope you enjoy! She‘s one of my favorites. 💚 7d
marleed Oh I love books about writing. The Stephen King book On Writing rings in my ear any time I read an adverb used to describe a character in conversation! 7d
Trashcanman 14.639739 7d
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I scooped this off of the Man Booker 2016 longlist. A psychological mystery that perhaps, seeing as it's more intriguing than suspenseful, fits better on a historical fiction shelf, if I had to find a shelf for it. Each epistolary element has a unique, engaging voice that feels authentic for the period. The account of the trial was my favorite part, both for the care taken to portray criminal psychology in its infancy and for its subtle wit.

Theaelizabet Great review. I loved it, too. 1w
emmaturi I enjoyed it too! 4d
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Based on when 492 Sri Lankan refugees arrived in Vancouver in 2010, at a time when Canada's right-wing party was in power. From the perspectives of a Tamil refugee, his lawyer, and the adjudicator tasked with approving or rejecting his refugee status, this story made me think hard about how bendable my morality could become if I needed to protect my family during wartime. P.S. This was a Canada Reads 2018 contender, so it's kind of a big deal.

jlondon1963 I think this was also recommended on Modern Mrs Darcy What Should I Read Next. 📚📚 2w
RaimeyGallant @jlondon1963 I'll check that out. 2w
Hooked_on_books Oh, excellent. I just picked this one up on audio and now I remember why I wanted to read it! 2w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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It's official: not only does Michelle Obama win at being First Lady, but she also wins at writing memoirs and narrating audiobooks. And if you haven't seen her Carpool Karaoke yet, go treat yourself.

riversong153 Agree 💜 2w
rsteve388 This book was amaxing what an awesome insight into what the presidential years were like for her. 2w
ehewett88 I recently finished this audio book and loved it. 2w
Nute I know that I don‘t catch every post from the folks that I follow, but I usually see one or two. I feel like I‘ve been missing you. I‘m so happy that the timing was right tonight.💕 2w
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I can't stop crying! I remember being disgusted about these detentions, but I also remember feeling helpless to do anything about it. I should have at least tried...

lover.of.the.classics Hey, do you know if there is a way to sell books on here? 2w
RaimeyGallant @lover.of.the.classics There isn't any direct way to do that. :) 2w
Scochrane26 I‘ve never heard of this, will have to check it out. 2w
lover.of.the.classics @RaimeyGallant Okay, thank you though. 2w
TheAromaofBooks That cover is beautiful!! 2w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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"Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done."

AnnaClark I loved this book!! 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch Listening to this now... I‘m loving every minute 2w
Gezemice Wonderful book! 2w
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LauraRenae May just have to put that one on my office wall for the teens to see :) 2w
AngieR This book is amazing! 2w
RaimeyGallant @AngieR Yaaaasss! 2w
BeaG I enjoyed it. 2w
Nute Perfect quote! 2w
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Hollywood Vs. the Author | Stephen Jay Schwartz
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Michael Connelly's essay about Bosch was an eye-opener and so were the rest. The contributors, for the most part, have either (A) turned their back on Hollywood, (B) after much anguish, developed a take-it-or-leave-it attitude, or (C) achieved enough power over their projects or financial security so as to be comfortable telling the truth without fear of repercussions, legal, professional, or otherwise. Continued in comments...

RaimeyGallant It makes me wonder what the book would contain had authors without A, B, or C felt safe contributing. 3w
cathipink This sounds so interesting - I'm going to look for this one. Thanks for sharing! 3w
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tpixie @RaimeyGallant right? Can you imagine the other stories!! 3w
tpixie Jodi Picoult was kicked off of 3w
RaimeyGallant @tpixie I had no idea! 3w
tpixie @RaimeyGallant I don‘t know all the details, but she really was upset about that movie- they changed the ending. 3w
RaimeyGallant @tpixie Now that you say that, I remember reading about it years ago. 3w
tpixie 🤔😊☺️ 3w
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant Sounds very interesting! Crazy about JP 😬 3w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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"When voters got to see me as a person, they understood that the caricatures were untrue. I've learned that it's harder to hate up close."

Cortg Starting this tonight! 3w
10MoreMin It was so good. 3w
mhslibrarylady Loved this book! I read it over Thanksgiving Break last year. 3w
johncadams Such an inspiration! 3w
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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A prologue that makes you sit up and pay attention, and then what seem like unconnected POV characters, each with their own truths about life as an urban Native American this many generations into colonization, gradually start to overlap, and then all intersect at a powwow in Oakland for an ending that is beautiful in that shattering, I'm-still-crying-as-I-write-this kind of way.

GatheringBooks wow! sounds powerful. must read. stacked. 4w
Graywacke This was terrific reading...well, listening for me. Glad you enjoyed it! 4w
KathyWheeler That prologue nearly made me physically ill. 4w
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Emilymdxn I adored this book! So glad you loved it too. I felt exactly the same 4w
Cathythoughts Sooo good 👍🏻♥️💔 4w
marleed A present-day urban American Indian - this is such an important book 4w
Abby2 So good and heartbreaking 4w
batsy Great review. I need to read it. 4w
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To all the new Littens out there, Litsy created 2 new accounts to help you find accounts to follow. Click on @TheBestofLitsy and @BestOfLitsy to get to them. To stay up to date, I also recommend following @LitsyHappenings @LitsyPenPals @LitsyWelcomeWagon @Litsy @LitsyGetsGraphic @LitsyBuddyRead @LitsyGoesPostal

BookwormAHN Thanks for the heads up 🌺 1mo
julesG Interesting! 1mo
emz711 Fun! 1mo
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Geeklet Oh neat! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! Super helpful!! 1mo
jimfields3 Thank you for all your tips and tricks! It can be little confusing what a newbie should do, and I really appreciate your guidance! 2w
RaimeyGallant @jimfields3 My pleasure! 2w
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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I'm struggling to write a one-size-fits-all review. I think many will benefit from reading this, because it shows a character arc from denial of their own biases and privilege to acknowledgment. This said, the Turk POV chapters (based on interviews with former white supremacists), while enlightening, are a trigger minefield. Overall, a moving and well-realized story with minor logic issues.

Booknerd2 Nice review!!! I loved this book. I hope the movie does it justice. 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Booknerd2 Thanks! I didn't know there was a movie coming out. Cool. :) 1mo
Booknerd2 @RaimeyGallant Yes!!! I believe Reese Witherspoon bought the rights. I‘ve heard Viola Davis is main character and Julia Roberts, her lawyer. 1mo
Tanisha_A Nice review! I have read only one Picoult as of now, which I liked (Leaving Time). Hope to read more some day! 1mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Fave read of the year so far. Just when you think no one could ever find a new way to tell a story, a story like this comes along, and you get addicted to the rhythm of it, and then it's over, and you wish it had twice the number of pages it did. About a young woman being preyed upon by a "renouncer" during the Irish Troubles, and holy cow is it enlightening.

Suet624 I bought this book at Christmas and it sits on my bedside table. I so want to start reading it. And yet I keep being enticed by library books and bookclubs and I just can't seem to get to it. Gah!! First world problem, for sure. I'm so glad to hear how much you liked it. 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Suet624 Drop everything and read this book. It's that good. :) 1mo
Theaelizabet I‘ll be shocked if this isn‘t my number one book for the year. At the end I had a hard time giving up the narrator. 1mo
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RaimeyGallant @Theaelizabet Yaaaaasssss! 1mo
LeahBergen I really need to read this! 👍🏻 1mo
batsy @Suet624 Let's do it! I have it now and I'm dragging my feet as well. Maybe we can nag at each other? 😂 1mo
batsy Great review 👍🏽 1mo
Suet624 @batsy yes! Let‘s! One of my sons is getting married in a few weeks in Colorado and I‘m trying to decide whether to bring it with me for the weeklong event. 1mo
BiblioLitten I love this pic! 4w
RaimeyGallant @BiblioLitten Why thank you. I used all my muscles. :) 4w
Suet624 @batsy darn it! I knew we had talked about reading this book but I couldn‘t find the convo! Just wanted you to know I‘ve started reading this. Felt right to read it after reading Say Nothing. 3w
batsy @Suet624 That's great. Most likely I'll read it soon; definitely this month, I hope! 3w
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Word Painting | Rebecca Mcclanahan
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Valuable for writers who want to write more descriptively & worth reading for the examples alone. Def new takeaways for me. My complaints: 1) the author, at times, forced quotes about writing into arguments they weren't well suited to 2) I accidentally read an older edition & can't speak to whether the non-woke passages were revamped in the latest.

Since I forgot to take a pic of the book, a little free library I came across this past winter. :)

Clutterbucks_Queen This so cute! What a lovely idea! 😍 1mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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ALL THE STARS. I wholeheartedly add my name to the list of people who have recommended this memoir, which, by the way, happens to include both Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, and Ellen DeGenerous.

baes ❤️ For the longest time I assumed so much from the title, and kept looking past it. It was so much more than I expected. 1mo
LoverofLit Such a great read. I had to furiously Google everything about her and her family after to make sure she's ok. 1mo
smilingshelves This is my book club book for this month. I'm impatiently waiting for my library hold to come in! 1mo
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RaimeyGallant @baes Same. @LoverofLit I did the same thing! @smilingshelves It'll be worth it! 1mo
teainthelibrary Simultaneously terrifying and inspiring! I couldn‘t put it down. 1mo
rwmg My book club's choice for August 1mo
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Philosophy Bites | David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
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The philosophy topics addressed in this book, chapter by chapter, are edited transcripts of podcast episodes, and I think some of them could have done with a little more editing for clarity. The farther into the book I read, the less decipherable these modern-day thinkers' thoughts were. My recommendation: read the first half; skip the latter.

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Sorry for going dark for a while, folks!

Didn't think it would be possible, but I love this book even more than her debut. It's set a year after the events of The Hate U Give, same fictional neighborhood, different cast of characters. Not only are the story and voice terrific, but through the protag (aspiring rapper Bri), Thomas believably recreates the thought process that goes into writing lyrics, and every time she did, I was like, wow.

Captivatedbybooks Just ordered this from #botm 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Captivatedbybooks I hope you love it as much as I do! 1mo
readordierachel Welcome back! 1mo
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MrBook Heeey! You‘re back! 🙌🏻 1mo
LeahBergen Hello! 👋🏻 1mo
RaimeyGallant @LeahBergen @mrbook @leahbergen *waves frantically, runs into group hug* Hi! I've finished editing for the moment, so way more time to be on Litsy, yea! 1mo
Trashcanman I truly like your eye for taking photos. 1mo
GatheringBooks looks great indeed! 1mo
Erofan I'm glad you're back! 🤗 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Erofan Thank you!!! 1mo
Graywacke Nice to see you posting again. Congrats on finishing your editing (for now?) 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke Thanks! lol, exactly: for now. Lots of big news coming soon. Can't wait to share! 1mo
Graywacke @RaimeyGallant sounds like it will be really awesome news. !! 1mo
HOTPock3tt This was probably my fave read of 2019 so far... (edited) 1mo
Chelseabillups30 I‘m having a hard time finding the digital audiobook version of this anywhere other than Audible and I NEED to read it soon!! 3w
RaimeyGallant @Chelseabillups30 Licensing for audiobooks is a nightmare. 3w
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This author is so funny! A thorough look at what life was like in 1988 Northern Ireland as a member of a police service with a super high mortality rate. The writing style is a fresh take on hard-boiled detective fiction. The mystery is well-plotted and mostly solvable by the end. He lost a few sensitivity points, but I'm not sure every reader will clock them as such. I will read more of this series.

Andrew65 A small group of us are reading the second book in this series, I Hear The Sirens in the Street, from 22nd February. Pleased to hear the series holds up. #AdrianMcKintyBuddyReaf @Tove_Reads @EadieB (edited) 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Andrew65 Fun! I'll add it to my list. 4mo
gradcat What a fantastic title!! 3mo
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Trashcanman Where ya hiding? 3mo
RaimeyGallant @Trashcanman You're so sweet for checking in. I'm in revision mode. I'm reading but not much right now. I'll be back April 8 at the latest! 3mo
Shannahherl Even the title has got me laughing already! 3mo
NoShushing All of his titles in this series are lyrics from songs by Tom Waits. Love him!! 3mo
RaimeyGallant @NoShushing I had no idea! Thanks for the info! 3mo
RaimeyGallant @JohannaRose Hi! To reply to me, you don't have to tag me on my own comments. 2mo
JohannaRose Awesome! Thank you so much for clarifying and helping me out! 😊 2mo
RaimeyGallant @JohannaRose My pleasure! 2mo
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A 2003 anthology on the topic of public humiliations experienced by authors and poets while being authors and poets. Essays by Margaret Atwood, Chuck Palahniuk, and Alan Werner are among my favorites. Read what interests you; skip the rest, because not all of these essays are particularly good or particularly inoffensive.

Vivlio_Gnosi I'm mortified by the amount of snow where you're at! =-O 4mo
Vivlio_Gnosi However, those gloves are quite stylish. 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Vivlio_Gnosi I was just talking about how much snow we have! The mittens are homemade from the grandmother of an old boyfriend. I miss her. :) 4mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Too much snow!! (Personally, I hate the cold) 4mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Awww, that's super cool! 4mo
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An author's story of mortification: "Killing time in the precinct, I find a copy of one of my early volumes in a dump-bin on the pavement outside the charity shop. The price is ten pence. It is a signed copy. Under the signature, in my own handwriting, are the words. 'To mum and dad'." ~Simon Armitage ?

merelybookish 😂😂 4mo
Crazeedi Lol!😉 4mo
sarahbarnes Omg! 😳 4mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆😆 4mo
rwmg 🤔🙄😥 4mo
ByChallaF Man i would just die and cry and die again 4mo
Cathythoughts I love this picture ❄️❄️❄️ 4mo
RaimeyGallant @Cathythoughts Aw, shucks. :) 4mo
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Still Water | Amy Stuart
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Cool premise: an on-the-run domestic abuse survivor works as a P.I. trying to find missing women. Out-of-the-box red herring. The wrap-up for this, the second mystery in the series, leaves me intrigued about where this could possibly go for book three. Logic snagged a few times, but the plot did make sense.

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My heart is still warmed by the surprise Valentine's gift I received from @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego :) I just ordered a little something for you, too, Danielle, so look out for book mail from me in March!

JoScho What a fun package ❤️ 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're adorable! Litsy book buddies are the best! 💕📚💕📚💕 I love the chocolate man, always makes me crack up when I see them in the store. Hope you like the book, Hosseini is a fantastic story teller. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I just decapitated the chocolate man. No regrets. 5mo
Stacypatrice Chocolate Men are the best 🥰 5mo
Turbovelcro-1 Kite runner ❤️ 4mo
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Look at my book mail surprise! It's all I can do to not put down my phone right now and rip everything open. Thank you so much @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm feeling the book love. :)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 5mo
emilyspimily Do you have a book pen pal? This is so fun!! 5mo
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Wise words from this fictional UK doctor: "I don't believe in fundraising for public services. The government would love that, making us raise all our own cash from bloody jumble sales. They need to fund the NHS properly from taxes, not sell it off to their fat-cat mates in private health care."

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What a book! What a life. Can't wait for the adaptation starring Lupita Nyong'o as Trevor Noah's mom. Highly recommend the audiobook version of this. #audiobooking #audiobooks

hermyknee Ooooh I didn‘t know there was going to be an adaptation!! 5mo
RaimeyGallant @hermyknee I can't figure out when, though. 5mo
Canndor Thanks for the recommendation! I love listening to this type of audiobook when the author reads it. 5mo
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readordierachel So good! 5mo
LoverofLit One of my favorite reads. I love his standup too! 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Canndor This one won't disappoint. :) 5mo
SleepyDragon My favorite part of this pic is the Obama book photobomb. Lol 5mo
RaimeyGallant @NeesyBeth I didn't even see him sneak in the shot! 5mo
hhavel Thanks for the encouragement! Also, many thanks for your Litsy help tips. They help a lot. 5mo
ApplesandSpindles I listened to the audio for this and it was fantastic! He won the award for non-fiction audio of the year and it was so well deserved. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @ApplesandSpindles I didn't realize that! 5mo
ShyBookOwl I listened to the audio twice in a row! I had no idea there was an adaptation coming! I've said his middle school and high school years would be a GREAT Netflix series lol 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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My mom: Guess who's coming to Winnipeg?
Me: Rod Stewart? (she loves Rod)
Mom: No. Barack Obama. Do you want me to try to get tickets?
Me: *squeals a moment, then pauses* Too bad it isn't Michelle, though.

JK JK JK! Hope we get tickets!!!

In other news, it's -49C with the windchill in Winnipeg right now, but nobody tell Barack, or he might not come. I win #ColdestLittenInTheWorldContest!

Lindy Great news about Obama. Shocking news about the temperature. 😳 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Lindy Yes, shocking to my lungs especially, every time I go outside and try to breathe. 5mo
Lindy @RaimeyGallant I know what you mean about breathing in those temperatures, from previous experience. We have been so lucky in Edmonton with our warm winter so far. 5mo
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TheBogwitch Damn, I miss those two. ☹️ 5mo
Graywacke Cool !! (-49 is insane, though.) 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Lindy Let me know if you break my coldest-Litten record. ;) 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke Yes, yes it is. 5mo
julesG -49°C that's terribly cold. 5mo
Lindy @RaimeyGallant OK… but I hope I won‘t. 5mo
britt_brooke 🥶 5mo
JacqMac Brrr I am not missing those extra cold temps either. I‘m very much enjoying our almost sane winter here. Stay warm! 5mo
batsy Oh my... January in Winnipeg 😰🥶😰🥶 Stay toasty! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm going to see Barack too!! 5mo
RealBooks4ever Hope you get those tickets! 😍 5mo
Suet624 Brrrrr.... and Yayyyyyy 5mo
ReadingsByTheC That is super cold! Stay warm. 5mo
JennyM 😆😆😆 5mo
Traci1 Hope you can get the tickets!! 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly I heard that it‘s colder in Winnipeg than at the North Pole today! 5mo
Scochrane26 That‘s so cool—hope you get to go! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Fun! It‘s totally ridiculous out there ... 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Clare-Dragonfly That's scary. 5mo
RaimeyGallant UPDATE: -51 C with the windchill. 5mo
kstadt929 It was -51 F with the windchill at 7 am here 🥶🥶🥶 Also jealous you are seeing Barack ❤️ I‘ve seen him in person once and he is a great speaker 5mo
RaimeyGallant UPDATE: GOT THE TICKETS!!!!!! 5mo
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A funny excerpt from a piece of writing being examined in this writing craft book.

"Dear Abby: My wife sleeps in the raw. Then she showers, brushes her teeth and fixes our breakfast--still in the buff. We're newlyweds and there are just the two of us, so I suppose there's really nothing wrong with it. What do you think?--Ed
Dear Ed: It's O.K. with me. But tell her to put on an apron when she's frying bacon."

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 5mo
simpledutchgirl 😂hilarious! 5mo
shawncapito 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Post---OAP Thank you for the information concerning Litsy and Littens! Very helpful. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Post---OAP My pleasure! 5mo
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Through visiting passages of The Great Gatsby at various stages of edit (inc. the back-and-forth between Fitzgerald and his editor), and through accounts of editing processes from other known authors, the moral is that there are many ways to self-edit; authors can use this book to shop for the one(s) best suited to them. Bell also breaks down macro- and micro-editing concerns. I caution taking her advice in the language subset too much to heart.

readordierachel This sounds great, and love the picture! 5mo
Trashcanman I think you and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks take the best pictures on Litsy. You both have a real eye for photography. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Trashcanman Wow! Thank you! It's all in the filters. :) I have a terrible phone camera. 5mo
Trashcanman @RaimeyGallant non the less there's creativity there. Your work is beautiful. 5mo
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Because a woman disappears in 1976, her neighbors are forced to think back on the 1967 events that led to the disappearance. When I realized how integral to plot the protagonist's search for God was, I was tempted to DNR this, but ultimately decided that the voice delivered by Cannon made the book worth reading. The voice is stupid good.

Tamra I really enjoyed her distinctive voice in this one! 5mo
Kaye I really loved this on audio. I don‘t DO religious books either. I don‘t really think that‘s what the aim is. I think it‘s more of 2 little girls trying to decipher LIFE and why things happen and for what reasons. If it would‘ve been churchy I wouldn‘t have read it. (edited) 5mo
RaimeyGallant @kaye Really good points. The author's point with the religious stuff was a little fuzzy in the end, in my opinion. 5mo
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Coleen_Nieto I really enjoyed this one! 5mo
NikkiLeeTaylor Thank you for your msg and welcome. I wasn‘t sure how to reply in the msg! Lol 5mo
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If you've ever had a fleeting fantasy about killing your boyfriend or your sister's boyfriend or your friend's boyfriend, this is the catharsis for you. Thoughtful structure, great voice, powerful story. Dear publishers: more #ownvoices crime fiction please.
Which #ownvoices read is next on your TBR?

suzisteffen YES more #ownvoices crime fiction! Thank you for the post and the request too. 5mo
thewallflower0707 I SO need to buy this!! 5mo
RiotousReads I‘m in the middle of this one, and it‘s awesome! 5mo
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Jcunning I‘ve seen this book recommended many places. Sounds intriguing! 5mo
Angitron Reading this one right now! 5mo
shanaqui I sort of didn't like the sound of this when it was described as "funny 5mo
shanaqui ...and "satire", two things I don't usually 'get'. You make me want to give it a try. (Sorry half of this posted before I finished!) 5mo
Godpants This one was super fun. 5mo
MarriedtoMrT I LOVED this one. The audio is amazing. 5mo
MarriedtoMrT @shanaqui Yeah, I wouldn‘t call this funny so you should disregard that review! 🧐🤨 5mo
RaimeyGallant @shanaqui I don't really get why it was described as satire. I doubt the author does, either. It's a fairly plausible (if rare) scenario, in my opinion. The narrator is occasionally witty, but I don't think funny is in the top five words I would use to describe the book. 5mo
Reggie @shanaqui This book for me just like some things in real life start out all fun and games but by the end I was quiet with what had happened and how we got there. I also think part of the “funny” comments comes from the killer sister who has a certain audacity that we aren‘t used to, which comes off differently to all of us. I really enjoyed it. Give it a try. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Reggie @shanaqui I agree with what @reggie said about the 'quieting.' There's a real gravitas to this story once you get to the why. 5mo
EyesOnly34 @RaimeyGallant thanks for the message and follow—-and for the tips. I am sure I‘ll need them lol 5mo
RaimeyGallant @EyesOnly34 My pleasure. :) 5mo
kweenk Just downloaded the audio book for this. Super excited, might get the actual book to follow along 5mo
RaimeyGallant @kweenk Hope you like it! 5mo
sixgun @RaimeyGallant I just saw this on the shelf. I was a bit put off by the title, but with your recommendation it may be worth a start. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @sixgun It's a...brave concept, for sure. ;) 5mo
flying_monkeys Which I hear is fabulous (love sister stories) and I‘m hoping the summer part will help me through this last month of winter. #springfever 4mo
RaimeyGallant @flying_monkeys I am not dealing well with the low in Winnipeg tonight: -37 c with the windchill. 4mo
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My library branch always has puzzles out lately. I have puzzle envy over this beauty.

Blueberry I want it 🧡 5mo
suzisteffen #want! Beautiful. 😍 5mo
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valeriegeary 😱😍🤗 gimme gimme! 5mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks 😱💕That‘s an amazing puzzle! I‘m with you on the puzzle 🧩 envy! 5mo
BookBabe Omg, that‘s so cool! 😍 5mo
Chasingmermaids We‘ve talked about it at mine but we honestly don‘t dare bc the chance of missing pieces. 5mo
Iblu Wow!!! Days are too short for the many lovely things one could be doing... like 🧩 ! 5mo
jb72 I have the Nancy Drew puzzle. I plan to get it completed this year and maybe glue it together. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Chasingmermaids I wish I could give you some of mine. I get them at the thrift store for $2.50 each, and I'm not too worried about missing pieces. 5mo
tracey38 I want to get back into puzzles but worry about the dog eating the pieces. No real place to keep them from her. 😂 5mo
tracey38 And I'd love to find some bookish ones. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @tracey38 I worry about my cats, too, but I have a jar for found pieces now, and I get mine used, so they sometimes have a piece missing anyway. :) 5mo
dragondrool That one would be cool to glue and frame and then hang in a home library. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @dragondrool Absolutely! 5mo
Chelseabillups30 It would be cool if you could do a collage of all the books read in a year and then somehow create a custom puzzle. There‘s my million dollar idea for the day!!! 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Chelseabillups30 Puzzle of Have-Reads, I'm in. 5mo
Chelseabillups30 @RaimeyGallant, business partners!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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"...I have tried to write by the old rule that how good a book is should be judged by the man who writes it by the excellence of the material that he eliminates."

Tanisha_A "Write drunk, edit sober." ? 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Tanisha_A I've never tested this, but it could work! 5mo
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"W.H. Auden used to say, rather pungently, that he could only truly 'see' a poem once it's typed because 'a man likes his own handwriting the way he likes the smell of his own farts.'" ?

Velvetfur Ugh! There's a certain type of man (a bloke, not a gentleman) that talks like that....and luxuriates in their own gas 😨 I can't imagine any of the gentlemen here on Litsy writing things like that! 5mo
Pricel101 😂 that‘s hilarious! I‘d never heard of Auden until I read The Hearts Invisible Furies. @Velvetfur It truly takes all kinds to make the world! 5mo
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rabbitprincess Hahaha pungently 😂😂 5mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 5mo
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Deep Enough for Whales: Writing in Canada Now | Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj, Tessa McWatt
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To name a few, Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Hill, and Michael Ondaatje wrote essays for this anthology on what it means to write creatively in Canada, about Canada, or with Canadian experience. Within a few essays, I concluded this book should be read by all who write creatively, regardless of what ties you may or may not have to Canada, regardless of what branch of storytelling you devote your time to. The essay by Hiromi Goto was one of my faves.

Graywacke Sounds really good. Noting. 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke @jenniferw88 @merelybookish @Bradleygirl I forgot to mention in my review that the publisher must have changed the title after the book entered the Litsy database. This is the correct Litsy listing, but the title as photographed is Luminous Ink. :) 5mo
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"...and an old newspaper, which turned over and over on the concrete, as a breeze read through its pages."

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 6mo
Tamra I really enjoyed this novel, such a distinctive voice. 6mo
RaimeyGallant @Tamra That's my favorite thing about it. 6mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hey Raimey. I don't imagine you check the LWW slack group too often, but I sent you a lil PM there. Nothing urgent, just whenever you have a spare moment. Cheers 🥂 6mo
RaimeyGallant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hey! I removed my permissions, so as to give you all more privacy if you wanted it, so I'm not sure I can rejoin again without another invite. I'll email you, and we can chat that way? :) 6mo
JeanAudrey Thanks for the advice right now the help is really needed 5mo
RaimeyGallant @JeanAudrey My pleasure! 5mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Slaughter has a knack for weaving important issues into crime fiction, and this thriller is no different. The issue tackled in this book has origins in the real world, and it's something that receives far less media attention than it should. It relates to mental illness, but that's all I'm going to say. You'll have to read it yourself to find out more. A well-plotted story, even if Andrea's logic didn't always match up with my own. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

RaimeyGallant Experiencing technical difficulties. Anyone else? 6mo
Eyelit Litsy has been glitchy for me all evening 6mo
Bookzombie @Eyelit I thought it was just me! 6mo
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TiredLibrarian @RaimeyGallant Yes. Posts not appearing, and a couple of crashes. ☹😖😢 6mo
batsy Happy new year! 🥂 As for Litsy, yes, it's been glitchy. Comments not showing up, then shows up twice, slow to load... 6mo
RaimeyGallant @batsy @Eyelit @Bookzombie @TiredLibrarian Everyone called me crazy, but I knew Y2K would happen sooner or later. ;) 6mo
batsy 😂 6mo
Leftcoastzen 😂Y2K is ,like ,super late, @RaimeyGallant 😂 6mo
Freespirit Happy New Year! 6mo
Whitparks Just ordered this from library! 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Whitparks Hope you like it! 5mo
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Fabulous overall premise (a man who loses the love of his life finds purpose collecting lost objects,) and in the words, a lot of brilliant imagery. The story is sound, but past the 1/4-way mark, I wasn't turning pages with as much gusto. The characters felt real but in a surreal way, real for the world the author created. There's a touch of paranormal, which guest-stars in the role of plot device, but I wouldn't say plot was governed by it.

readordierachel Pretty view though! 6mo
RaimeyGallant @readordierachel What you call pretty, I call life-sapping. It's -35 C. That's -31 F. Winnipeg is the place car batteries go to die. ;) 6mo
readordierachel @RaimeyGallant Yowzah! I stand corrected 😆 6mo
ericarobynreads This was definitely a slow one! If it wasn‘t my book clubs pick I probably would have dropped it. I hope your next read is better for you! 😁 6mo
batsy Oh.. Those Winnipeg winters 🤪 6mo
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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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History has as many interpretations as there are interpreters. I don't subscribe 100 percent to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's interpretations, but I did find value in learning them. She takes readers along on an easy-to-follow chronology of fascist and fascist-leaning leaders (Trump inclusive), all the while, via takeaways from discussions with her students, digs into what fascism is and isn't.

Lcsmcat I loved this as an audiobook read by Albright. 6mo
RaimeyGallant @Lcsmcat I did it on audio as well. Always a bonus when the author reads! :) 6mo
GingerAntics This was a great primer on fascism. It‘s not something that is frequently covered in history texts. 6mo
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JaclynW I loved this book! The audio was excellent. 6mo
TheBrockUEnglishMajor Reading this right now 6mo
Iblu Interesting. Added to my stack, thanks! 6mo
Pruzy So interested to find out what aspects of her ideas you did not agree with! 3w
RaimeyGallant @Pruzy I'm not sure my memory is good enough to remember. :) 3w
Pruzy @RaimeyGallant That‘s fair! You read it a while ago 3w
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Deep Enough for Whales: Writing in Canada Now | Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj, Tessa McWatt
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"I began to consciously approach my creative practice as a place to refuse and resist white hegemony even as I worked to disentangle myself from internalized racism. Alongside this learning/unlearning I was also disentangling myself from internalized sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression... This is ongoing work. It is never done.'" The title for this series of essays about writing creatively was changed to Luminous Ink.

RaimeyGallant Correct Litsy listing; incorrect title. 6mo
GingerAntics This sounds interesting. 6mo
Graywacke Greay quote, but also, yum! 6mo
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The Lido | Libby Page
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Look at the lovely #christmasbookswap package I received! I can't thank you enough, Lynne (who I haven't convinced to join Litsy yet, but I'm working on it.) I'll carry this tote with me everywhere, and I can't wait to dig in to The Lido. #holidaybookswap

BookishMarginalia I enjoyed The Lido. 6mo
RaimeyGallant @BookishMarginalia Sweet. Good to know. 6mo
tpixie Tell Lynne to join us!!! She‘d fit right in!! 6mo
readordierachel Love the tote! 6mo
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This is a memoir of Hemingway's time in Paris, mostly pre-Pauline. It's hard to critique this as a literary work, because it only read like he had literary intentions in spurts. I enjoyed this for all of his intentions: a record of 1920s Paris, a truth-telling about the quirks myriad behind the famous names, an imparting of wisdom to writers and life lessons to all, and, perhaps, an unburdening of regrets and letter of apology to Hadley.

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 6mo
Valeka I have committed passages of this book to memory! It‘s one of my absolute favorites. ❤️ 6mo
minkyb Great photo and review! (edited) 5mo
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The Christmas Swap | Janet A. Martin
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My #ChristmasBookSwap package is ready! My swap partner Lynne isn't on Litsy, so I should be safe posting a pic. Lynne and I decided to swap 1 book from our wish lists, and she's into traveling, so a few goodies for that. When you open the paper fortune teller, it tells you which genre you're destined to read. It took me 3 attempts on the kirigami tree, the corner bookmark was easy, and the envelope holding the book darts is structurally unsound.

RaimeyGallant Thanks @MyBookSwapClub for organizing! 6mo
CrowCAH Love paper crafting! All looks great! 6mo
LauraBeth This looks so thoughtful and cute 😍 6mo
MyBookSwapClub Beautiful and very thoughtful! Thank you for joining last minute and helping out :) xoxo 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Loving your craft works, beautiful! 💗 6mo
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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In my mind, there are two ways to write believably from the perspective of an incarcerated sex worker: either you've lived it, or, via sources who have, you've painstakingly learned it. Kushner is the latter, but the way she wrote this book, it feels like she's the former. This was one of my favorite reads of the year, and it made The Man Booker's 2018 shortlist.

Geeklet This was the first Book of the Month book I got! I was more lukewarm on it but I just might have not been in the right headspace for it. The story was haunting but I don‘t think I liked the way it was delivered. 6mo
RaimeyGallant @Geeklet I can see not being in the right mood or headspace for this. Her writing just really drew me in. 6mo
LauraBeth Great review! I still need to read this! 6mo
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britt_brooke Completely agree with your review. I was blown away by Kushner‘s writing! (edited) 6mo
ColleenIsReading I have been eyeing this on the new books shelf at the library, think I will give it a try soon! 6mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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Joining in the #HolidayGratitudeChallenge!
I'm grateful for all the Littens. To name a few:

@ellemarr for being my critique partner and for that thing she told me to do
@CocoReads for organizing a Litsy cabin for Camp Nanowrimo
@ErinSueG for helping me navigate bookstagram
@Chelleo for organizing @LitsyWelcomeWagon and to the rest of the volunteers, @jess7 @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bookaholicnatty @CoffeeNBooks

More in the comments...

CocoReads Aw, thanks for all your encouragement! 😊 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Thanks! 😊 6mo
RaimeyGallant The whole LibraryThing/@getlitsy team for making us Littens feel heard: @timspalding @kgriffith @lorannen
@julesg and @trishb for helping me pull the Litsy Tips blog post together
@britt_brooke, @gingerantics, @laurabeth, @readordierachel, @graywacke, @crowCAH, @rohit-sawant and @Elizabeth_Chatsworth because I can
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britt_brooke How kind of you! 💚 I enjoy seeing your posts here and on bookstagram (which I‘m still trying to get the hang of)! 6mo
BookaholicNatty @RaimeyGallant you are the sweetest! Thank you for paving the way for #LWW! You are the original you are the one who loves on new Littens soooooo well! You have a huge heart and it shows! Thank you for being you!! Litsy would not be the same without you! 😘❤️ 6mo
RaimeyGallant @BookaholicNatty Big hugs. :) Group hug! 6mo
GingerAntics Aww thanks!!! 🤗 6mo
readordierachel That's so sweet!! Litsy is such a great place ❤🤗 6mo
RaimeyGallant How could I forget @mrozzz ! I'm grateful for her, too. 6mo
CrowCAH @RaimeyGallant thank YOU! You are super kind and generous; truly one of a kind! 🥰 6mo
mrozzz Awwwwwwww!!! 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 6mo
Graywacke Can I repeat everything @BookaholicNatty said? Thanks Raimey for being awesome and our Litsy core, for being a huge part of making Litsy special. 6mo
julesG 😘 6mo
kgriffith @RaimeyGallant 🤗 So glad you‘re on our “team,” too! 6mo
TrishB 😘 you‘re all awesome 6mo
LauraBeth Awww @RaimeyGallant - I feel so honored! 🤗 Big thanks for everything you do for us on Litsy ❤️ 6mo
REPollock OMG a Litsy cabin! Next time, I want to be in it too! ❤️ 6mo
rohit-sawant Aww, how kind of you! Echoing what everyone said about being grateful for your presence on Litsy! 💕💕 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww thank you so very much!!! ❤️❤️❤️🌟 6mo
RaimeyGallant @CocoReads If we do a cabin next year, @REPollock wants in on the action. :) 6mo
CocoReads @RaimeyGallant I‘d like too, I‘m pretty sure my schedule will be crazy but I have editing that needs done. I‘ll sound the announcement when it‘s time to sign up again! 6mo
ErinSueGreads So glad I could help!!! Thanks for joining! I‘ll tag you in the other posts. 6mo
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The original milkman: "The goatherd came up the street blowing his pipes and a woman who lived on the floor above us came out onto the sidewalk with a big pot. The goatherd chose one of the heavy-bagged, black milk-goats and milked her into the pot while his dog pushed the others onto the sidewalk." ~Ernest Hemingway

"Misha, get out of the shot." ~Raimey Gallant

merelybookish Misha makes the shot. 😻 6mo
BookNAround I agree with @merelybookish that Misha makes the picture. 😂😻😂 6mo
GingerAntics I third that Misha makes the shot. 😻 6mo
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emtobiasz I used to live next door to a cat named Hemingway 🐈 6mo
RaimeyGallant @emtobiasz I bet he too was fond of conjunctions. ;) 6mo
kspenmoll Love this photo! 6mo
LA_Mead Great photo! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the photo ❣ 6mo
MissMary That‘s the cutest cat!! Gingerkitty 💕😻 6mo
Brenda This is a great shot! 💕 6mo
Cedar_and_Grapefruit Beautiful and hilarious,y favorite combination! 💕 6mo
Andronicus The book is classic, but Misha rules. Orange kitties are known clowns! 5mo
RaimeyGallant @Andronicus She's the center of everyone's world, so says her. 5mo
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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"What did you drive?" Conan asked me.
"Sixty-three Impala," I said.
"Hell yeah," Sammy said. "That's my girl."
But the moment I said it, the fun cracked to pieces. I had no car anymore.

Callsie I recognize that sticker! We have the same stomping grounds! 6mo
RaimeyGallant @Callsie I just liked some of your posts on insta, and I noticed you were at U of M. :) #teamtoba 6mo
deadrabbitsbooks On the reading list now! 6mo
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"I had already seen the end of fall come through boyhood, youth and young manhood, and in one place you could write about it better than in another. That was called transplanting yourself, I thought, and it could be as necessary with people as with other sorts of growing things."

Ruthiella I‘ve not read this edition but I loved this book when I first read it over 20 years ago now. I enjoyed it way more than any of his novels that I‘ve read! 😀 6mo
Leigh_Medeiros Echoing @Ruthiella's comment. Loved it when I read it 20+ years ago. (A graduation gift from my high school English teacher.) My favorite of his. Need to revisit! 6mo
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In 1953, Bradbury imagined a dystopia in which book-banning is taken to its extreme. It's hard to overstate the importance of what he accomplished with this book. As an author, this is the story that I'll think back on whenever I have doubts about why I write. A quick listen at 6 hours. #audiobooking #libby #audiobooks

CJharles I also did a review on the book too and your‘s is definitely better! 6mo
RaimeyGallant @CJharles Aw, thanks. Can't wait to read yours. I'll try to find it. 6mo
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CrowCAH Nice pic composition! 6mo
bullbunny I got this book in an exchange this month, I will read it soon 6mo
UnidragonFrag I keep meaning to read this. Maybe audio will be easier for me. 6mo
NoConcernsForCarol Well done Love this photo and the book!!! 6mo
readordierachel Great photo! 6mo
minkyb Creative way to frame your review! 5mo
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RaimeyGallant
You | Caroline Kepnes
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All of the following statements are true:
1. I don't like any character in this book.
2. This book is very entertaining.
3. I've hit my annual ceiling for chauvinistic protagonists.
4. I would read Kepnes again.

Heatherfeather Haha! Terrific review and 100% correct 😂😁 6mo
RaimeyGallant @Heatherfeather lol, thanks. :) 6mo
LauraBeth 😂😂 6mo
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Ruthiella Totally! I kept feeling sorry for various characters and then pulling myself back because they were all pretty unpalatable! 6mo
AvalonRoselin Read it a few weeks ago and totally agree! 6mo
nikirtehsuxlol I loved the tv show too 😅 6mo
LeslieO I never knew I could hate all the characters but love a book until Gone Girl. 6mo
Reggie Lol. 6mo
Boooooks Same for me with the chauvinistic protagonist as much as I couldn‘t put this down I found myself cringing at his thoughts 😬I need a break after books like this haha 6mo
Reviewsbylola I just started this one today! 6mo
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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When all your library holds come in at once...

Prairiegirl_reading Doesn‘t that always happen!? It‘s infuriating to me! 6mo
RaimeyGallant @Prairiegirl_reading Why does WPL have to be so darned efficient?! ;) #ilovelibraries 6mo
BooksAtNight Darn those libraries! How are we supposed to read them all?! 😛 6mo
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RaimeyGallant @BooksAtNight Yes! The variety! The sheer quantity! The horror! 6mo
GingerAntics That‘s so frustrating. I always feel like I can‘t spend the proper time absorbing each one when that happens. 6mo
BekaReid And it seems to happen all the time! 6mo
Crazeedi Yes! 6mo
scowler1 I've got two waiting to be picked up, one in transit, what do I do? Get the two? Wait another day or two in case the other one comes in? 😵 6mo
RaimeyGallant @scowler1 There should be a word for that problem, because the fear is real!!! 6mo
Trashcanman You have an eye for taking photos just like @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 6mo
huntersmom1977 Did you grab them at the Millennium downtown? ☺️😊 6mo
RaimeyGallant @huntersmom1977 Louis Riel Branch! But I want to stop in at Millennium soon to get my hands on their selection of literary mags. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Trashcanman awww thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
nikirtehsuxlol LOVED The Mars Room 6mo
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