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reader_in_april

reader_in_april

Joined November 2019

Books, Chocolate, & a cat named Solomon
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving Washington
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The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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I hope after the reading disaster that was The Dead Queens Club, that I will enjoy getting back to my favorite genres: Fairytale retellings and fantasy. I know I am a snob, but lately stepping out of my comfort zone has yielded not that many great stories. I want to connect with characters and fall into other worlds! I am so excited for this book!

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The Dead Queens Club | Hannah Capin
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Happy Birthday to me! A kindle and a new book! Sure hope it's a good one! I was in the mood for a high school setting!😁

Enchanted_Bibliophile Happy Birthday 🎂 3y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 3y
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Nighty-Nightmare | James Howe
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Bunnicula | Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel
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So my 4 year old watches the Bunnicula show from Cartoon Network! And since the actual book is a bit long I ended up finding these gems on Amazon that are perfect for us to read together!❤🦇🐇. I also was feeling crafty and painted a Bunnicula for him for Easter!

#bunnicula #childrensseries #nostalgia #readeveryday #kidsreads

LibrarianRyan The audio book is a lot of fun. 3y
reader_in_april @LibrarianRyan I will have to listen to it! 3y
Blueberry Bunnicula 💙 3y
Deifio Cool! I didn't know there was a TV show! 🤯 3y
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Howliday Inn | James Howe
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1.) Stay at Home Mom
2.) Peter S. Beagle
3.) 3 cats(Solomon, Haji, Tywin)and 2 dogs(Strider & Amigo)
4.) Lots of cleaning, being with my sons, and reading when my sons let me.
5.) Strangers standing too close to me especially in the grocery line.
6.) Crystals & Books
7.) Reading, watercolor painting, writing, soap making
8.) Enya, Loreena McKennitt, & ELO
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

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Howliday Inn | James Howe
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Okay...just finished Bunnicula! Onward ho! This was always my favorite of the series! As you can tell I have had this book since grade school...so super old!

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Bunnicula (Anniversary) | Deborah Howe, James Howe
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My current shut-in reads! Lovin' Bunnicula all over again! This is my first Kurt Vonnegut book! And now that it is spring I have to re-read The Secret Garden!

#nostalgia #kurtvonnegut #springfever

nukie19 Interesting choice for a first Vonnegut. Feels like most people pick Slaughterhouse-Five, although Sirens of Titan is my fav. 3y
reader_in_april @nukie19 My best friend is a librarian and loves Vonnegut, she told me to read this first. 3y
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Bunnicula | Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel
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I am halfway through 1984 and it is just feeling a bit heavy...I need something light and nostalgic! This was a favorite series of mine as a kid and read them more than once.
I can't wait to share them with my sons!👩‍👦‍👦❤📚

#Bunnicula #middlegrade #nostalgia #tbt #readeveryday

Blueberry 💙, we read them all. 😃 3y
nukie19 I think I still have my copy from when I was a kid - good reminder to pull it out and read it with my daughter! 3y
bookgem Oh. I forgot about that book. I heard it was good. I am going to look for it. 3y
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jordanremington Hello there, how are you doing? 3y
reader_in_april @Blueberry I can't wait to read them all again! 3y
reader_in_april @bookgem it's a great middle grade series! 3y
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"And in the end, we were all just humans...drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald~

Loved this the moment I read it...

#fitzgerald #readeveryday #quotes

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Untitled | Unknown
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Last of her kind fights bull.

Can anyone guess what my favorite book is?!

Kylee222 She was light, he was darkness. Lol I‘m not sure what yours is. 3y
Butterfinger Hunger Games??? 3y
reader_in_april @Butterfinger no. I changed it a bit to see if it will help. 3y
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1984 | George Orwell
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1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. Welcome to the Monkey House

3. 3 cats: Solomon, Haji, and Tywin and 2 dogs: Strider and Amigo. I have a zoo!

@rachelsbrittain

#weekendreads #vonnegut #1984 #readeveryday

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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This made me laugh. I never realized! 😂🤣😂 Good old Voldemort. He is not as bad as he seems lol!

#muggle #harrypotter #readeveryday #ravenclaw

julesG 😂😂😂 3y
InBooksILive Bwahaha I never noticed that either! How thoughtful of good old Voldy! 🤣 3y
Caroline2 Sooooo true!!! 😂 3y
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1984 | George Orwell
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About to start 1984...trying something new and stepping out of my usual genre comfort zone. Never read this classic in high school, but I feel it's a must read!

Catherine_Willoughby My own copy is on its way 3y
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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I dont think I have ever felt so conflicted over how I felt about a book while reading it.

Sometimes I was bored and grazed over the words, but I still just had to know how it ended.

I never felt overly attached to the characters and by the time I got to the end it all felt kind of "Meh".

So not awful, but not that great either.

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1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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30 books!? I don't think I could ever do this! I love my overrun bookshelves. Books are beautiful! The more the merrier I say!

#booksfordays #bookshelves #book #morebooks

InBooksILive Just 30?! That's way not enough! I want shelves and shelves and floors filled worth haha 3y
ImperfectCJ I figure there are four people in my family and I'm the primary book acquirer, so that's 120, not including the cat, who has more free time so probably needs at least 50 books, and then one has to be prepared to host guests, so I round to 300, just to be on the safe side. 3y
julesG @ImperfectCJ 👏👏👏😂😂😂 3y
reader_in_april @ImperfectCJ that makes way more sense than Marie Kondo lol! 3y
reader_in_april @InBooksILive I wholeheartedly agree! Books are life! 3y
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Then one morning, when the last of the snow had melted, she came to the old couple and kissed them both.

" I must leave you now," she said.

"Why?" they cried.

"I am a child of the snow. I must go where it is cold."

~From "The Snow Child"~

Halfway through this fairytale retelling! I am a sucker for them. Rather slow, but I am so curious to see where it is going...

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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The Snow Child By: Eowyn Ivey

"Mabel had known there would be silence. "

#firstlinefridays #snowchild #winterreads #read #friday

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." -Mason Cooley-

This could not be more true for me right now! After being pregnant and having a baby, books were an escape from worry and boredom! It is so easy to fall into other worlds and take a break from this one for a while. We all need that!

#booknerd #adventure #booksthatinspire #books #readeveryday

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I just finished this marvelous book once again, rereading it as always gives me such comfort. It is a perfect read for winter. You fall in love with the epic tale of a small person becoming a great hero. All the characters are amazing, no matter how brief they are.

My 4 year old decided to gift The Hobbit (or as he says "the Hujjit) to our cat Haji #catsoflitsy . At least I got to finish reading it first LOL!

PurpleTulipGirl Your cat looks, as one might expect, rather disdainful of Tolkien. A cat would probably never admit to liking a book. 3y
reader_in_april @PurpleTulipGirl that's what I love about cats😼 3y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Seriously...this happens to me all the time...📚😤

#iamreading #readeveryday #booknerd #thehobbit #read #littens

Ddzmini Yes, yes it does 3y
Catherine_Willoughby Or the tv is too loud 3y
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Oh
...this is so me🍞🍗🥓🥞🍳🍕🌯🍨🍦🥧🍫🍫🍫🍫
Elevenses?
Luncheon?
Afternoon tea?
Dinner!?
Supper!!?

julesG A Bavaria "Betthupferl" (smallish snack before going to bed)? Midnight snack? 3y
Kenyazero This is how I eat all day every day because my blood sugar fluctuates a lot, and I ALWAYS call blood-sugar-fixing snacks elevensies 3y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Thought I would do one of these! They are so fun!

1. Sadly only English...I wish I would have learned more German.
2. House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig #houseofsaltandsorrow
3. 2 or 3? I just had a baby so I barely remember what I ate for dinner yesterday🤷‍♀️
4.❤🤱📚
5. ❤ #friyayintro

alisiakae Congrats on the little one! 👶 3y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Just as wonderful as I remember it...🧝‍♂️🧙‍♀️🧝‍♀️

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To find our long-forgotten gold.

#read #thehobbit #tolkien #classic #fantasy #youngadult #mustread

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit..."

~J.R.R Tolkien~

One of my favorite beginnings❤

#hobbit #tolkien #fantasy #lovereading #classicbook #booklove

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Thank you Callisto Publisher's Club for these two books. Can't wait to read/solve them! I could definitely use some brain exercises and self-discipline! Let's see how it goes shall we?

#readeveryday #nonfiction #selfhelp #logic #freebooks

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Deep and Dark and Dangerous | Mary Downing Hahn
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Currently reading...not sure what to expect! It's a ghost story, I am up all alone in my dark house, and I am a total scaredy cat!

#ghoststory #middlegrade #shortread #read #deepdarkanddangerous #februaryread

Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh no! I would not have dared! 3y
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Gravemaidens | Kelly Coon
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"Beauty is a sacrifice..."

The story of two sisters, one who will be sacrificed to the netherworld and the other doing everything to save her.

This book was okay. I didn't find myself unable to put it down. The story was rather predictable by the middle. By the time I got to the end it just dawned on me that the story itself wasn't that enticing, but at least I had finished it. I guess it just felt a bit lackluster for me.

#read #gravemaidens

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A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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I love #journaling and #writing as much as #reading! Writing out my feelings either as prompted or on my own has always been so freeing and relaxing!. It's a wonderful way to empty my head at the end of each day...when I remember to do it!📗✒

#writeyourheartout #readeveryday #journalspiration
#relax #journal #prettybooks

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"I think I'm quite ready for another adventure."
-Bilbo Baggins-

#LOTR #fantasy #bilbobaggins #adventure #tolkien #bookquotes

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Gravemaidens | Kelly Coon
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Just now finding time to get back to reading and finding a bit of normalcy! This little muffin gets to join me and hopefully will be a #booknerd in the future!🤱❤

#babylife #littlereader #gravemaidens #read #fantasy #youngadult #bookworm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 💙💙💙 3y
j.rye my heart 💗 3y
SW-T 🥰🥰🥰 3y
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Mehso-so

The idea of this book is awesome! Reading about women who were not your typical princess was so inspiring besides that fact that they were crazy, selfish, or adulterers, they did things their way!

There were alot of stories and most if them very pretty entertaining. I would not say it was a great book. As they say, "Well behaved women rarely make history." And this book is proof.

#nonfiction #princess #woman #funread

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Taking #thehobbit with me tomorrow to the hospital as my son is being evicted from my womb...#sorryiamnotsorry 🤰

Tolkien's world has always given me a sense of comfort and this will always be a favorite that I hope to share with my sons as they grow older.

#tolkien #hobbit #fantasy #classicbook #booklover #favoritebooks #februaryreading #comfort #nostalgia

cherinium Best of luck to you and wishes that you won't have TOO much time to read! 3y
reader_in_april Thanks! It is my hope that he is quick! 3y
TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 3y
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TheLibrarian Good luck! 3y
j.rye 🥰 Congratulations! I miss having babies. 3y
reader_in_april @j.rye thanks! I love my babies, but not being pregers! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Hope all goes well!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 3y
SW-T Congrats! 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh my! I guess Congratulations is in order x 3y
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black

"Kiss me until I am sick of it."

~Prince Carden~

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A wonderful way to explore the inner you! I love #journaling as much as #reading! If you love chakras, inner exploration, and watercolor art, then this is for you!💙💚💛🧡💜❤🧘‍♀️

#chakras #yoga #inspiring #writingprompts #practiceyou #elenabrower

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Mehso-so

"Once upon a time in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle..."

My favorite #disney movie of all time and just one of my favorite fairytales. I think it's awesome that they threw in a twist to this classic tale, but...

The writing is just okay. The characters were not likable, but I still wanted to know what would happen in this ok-ish book so I still read this nearly 500 page Beast!

#beautyandthebeast #disney #justkeepreading

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Gravemaidens | Kelly Coon
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About to embark on another book adventure! I hope it's as wonderful as I think it will be...📚

#gravemaidens #kellycoon #firstoffebruary #YAbooks #fantasybooks #fantasy #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 3y
reader_in_april Thanks!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 3y
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 3y
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