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rekahlee

rekahlee

Joined January 2017

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I posted this picture almost 10 months ago when I received this book in the mail. I had determined I was too anxious to wait for the library copy and yet I did not start it until a few days ago 😂

I always think I know what I‘m gonna read next but somehow or other I end up reading something different.

#popsugar19 #meanttoread2018

MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 11mo
NatalieR I‘m terrible at following through with what I plan to read. Too many choices! I hope you enjoy the book. I thought it was great! 11mo
rekahlee @NatalieR I like it so far! It kind of reminds me of Rules of Magic 11mo
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First book of the year (along with Book 2 of The Emperor‘s Edge series). I‘m enjoying this but I am so over this “Red Tie” nonsense. I am probably irrational but it‘s kind of a pet peeve of mine when characters nickname other characters with physical attributes (and the author then starts capitalizing it like it‘s an actual name). I‘m about 75 pages in, pace is picking up, and I think it‘s gonna get good!

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Here‘s the ornament that @wanderinglynn made me for the #xmasxstitchexchange! It‘s so nicely done and very festive! Such a great addition to my ornament collection 🙂

vkois88 So beautiful! 😍 12mo
Chrissyreadit Beautiful! 12mo
LibrarianRyan That‘s pretty. 12mo
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Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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I got a GREAT #xmasxstitchexchange haul from @wanderinglynn 😀

Thank you so much! The “mark my words” bookmarks are so stinking cute, and the candle smells wonderful ☺️ I love cozy socks and I can‘t wait to read my books and do my new cross stitch!

I‘m gonna post another pic of the ornament so everyone can appreciate the detail! 😁 Thank you @vkois88 for arranging, this was a super fun swap!

vkois88 Such wonderful, creative stitchers my fellow Littens are ❤ I'm so glad you liked your package! Thank you for participating 😘 12mo
wanderinglynn So glad you like everything! 😘 12mo
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I‘m gearing up for the #popsugarreadingchallenge2019! I‘m finishing up 2018 with a couple more books, but I‘m having fun planning my January reads!

Samplergal Wow! I‘m so impressed with you organizing skills. I can only wish for that. I‘ve yet to find the list! 😂😂😂 12mo
rekahlee @Samplergal if only you knew how disorganized the rest of my life is 😂😳 12mo
Samplergal @rekahlee Welcome to my world ! 12mo
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Literally an hour after my recipient received hers, my #xmasxstitchexchange package arrived!

The wrapping is lovely and I‘m excited to see what‘s inside! Thank you 😊 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Hope you like everything! ☺️ 12mo
wanderinglynn Oh and was the x-stitch ornament in there? I didn‘t wrap it. 12mo
rekahlee @wanderinglynn oh yes! I had my sister check to make sure everything was wrapped before we unpacked it. So she found it and set it aside. I haven‘t seen it yet! 😊 12mo
wanderinglynn 👍🏻☺️ 12mo
vkois88 Gorgeous wrapping 😍😍😍 12mo
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Here It Comes | Lea Mousso
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My #xmasxstitchexchange package has officially shipped to @EH2018 so it‘s on its way! Expected arrival is Wednesday the 19th.

My finishing job could have been better but I had some issues at the end 😂😬

vkois88 Lol its all good!! Thanks for letting me know ❤ 12mo
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Been a while since I shared what I was reading! Just finished Rules of Magic and I‘m diving into this classic. Also finally trudging my way through the Red Rising series, which is kind of disappointing me 😒

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Roomies | Sara Zarr And Tara Altebrando
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So the summer before my freshman year of college was nothing like either of these girl‘s, but I related to the anticipation completely!

The awkward moment when these two girls talked on the phone for the first time after emailing reminded me of my own experience of that with my college roomie and future BFF 😂

This book was a lot about closing a chapter and starting a new one. It seems to have entered my life at the perfect time.

TheDaysGoBy Glad you enjoyed it! I know I did - got all the nostalgia and feels I‘m sure you did reading this ;) 1y
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One Evening in Paris | Nicolas Barreau
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I finished this one last night for #SetInACountryThatFascinatesYou. It was a cute, serendipitous love story. A little far fetched and a little predictable, but I loved the setting. #popsugar2018

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Rust and Stardust | T Greenwood
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I am working like mad to complete #popsugar2018. My next book will be Rust and Stardust for #truecrime. It‘s the case that supposedly inspired Lolita so I‘m anticipating an intense read.

TheBookKeepers I started it this morning and already to page 157!! 1y
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Under a Dark Sky: A Novel | Lori Rader-Day
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I‘ll admit she knows how to craft a layered mystery that keeps you furiously turning pages, but the insane presumptuousness of the protagonist bugged me. She‘s a suspect in a murder and she‘s snooping around crime scenes, through other suspects‘ things, and even stealing potential evidence! No wonder everyone thinks she‘s the killer.

I‘ll still recommend it for the suspense. I appreciate the nod to the classic Christie mystery.

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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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1. Deathly Hallows I & II at Cinemark for HP Wizarding World XD Week! And then hopefully some reading
2. I only managed 3 books this month and Vicious was definitely the best!
3. Peanut butter
4. As a kid, softball, basketball, and soccer, but softball was the one I stuck with
5. 😃

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

rqdreads I loved Vicious! Currently doing a reread to prepare myself for Vengeful 🙌🏼 1y
rekahlee @rqdreads I‘m hoping to be the first to get Vengeful at my library! Can‘t wait 🤗 1y
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Believe it or not, Harry Potter. I was in middle school and pretty much ignoring the whole craze, but I was bored during study hall and my bff at the time had the first book in her backpack. I read it because I had nothing better to do and it ended up having a big impact on my life. It‘s strange how vivid this memory is after all these years 😊

@TheReadingMermaid

rqdreads Fangirl! 1y
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Cross-Stitch Christmas: Gifts to Cherish | Better Homes and Gardens
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1. I get most of my patterns through Etsy so I just browse for what I like.

2. Modern; I gravitate to bold colors and intricate designs, but I like cutesy stuff too

3. Evenweave, but I‘ll use Aida

4. 24-28

5. White Christmas

6. I love dark chocolate anything

7. Cocoa/coffee

I will love and appreciate whatever is gifted! My project is coming together and it‘s been so fun (and relaxing 😌)

#XmasXstitchExchange

vkois88 ❤❤❤ 1y
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I‘m going back and forth between the book and the ebook and I don‘t have the footnotes in the ebook?! I‘m assuming this is one of the limitations of Libby and I‘ll have to use Overdrive 😒

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Distractions | Natasha Walker
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I have discovered the problem of working from home. 😂❤️

All this after he woke me up EVERY HOUR last night until I gave him some food at 5AM and he settled down #catsoflitsy

ladym30 So adorable! 1y
TheDaysGoBy McCarntney! He‘s such a handful but oh so adorable ❤️ 1y
EH2018 😻 12mo
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Spending my lunch break with a warm bowl of chicken and dumpling soup and this fantastic read. It‘s been on my TBR for years and I‘m finally tackling it as a #buddyread with @TheDaysGoBy

I‘m a few chapters in, it‘s very good, but I can‘t help but be distracted by the fact that Victor is using a *LIBRARY BOOK* for his art project. Crossing out words to make new sentences, that‘s cool, but in a borrowed book? 😱😭

TheDaysGoBy Look at you going at it the first day! I‘m so looking forward to reading this with you 😀 1y
rekahlee @TheDaysGoBy I‘ll be honest, I think this one might be difficult to stop reading 😂 Not so much the case with our last two...not that they were bad, but not as suspenseful 1y
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Ballplayer | Chipper Jones, Carroll Rogers Walton
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We spent all morning at the HOF museum and have settled in to get ready for the ceremony. So much Chipper love here, it‘s awesome! 🤗⚾️😍☺️❤️❤️

@JenlovesJT47 Can‘t believe I‘m here. So excited! I will probably cry 😂

JenlovesJT47 So jelly!! ⚾️❤️🤗 1y
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You know, although it only took me a few days, it was a bit tedious. I read on to find out what happened to Harriet and I was pretty disappointed in the explanation. This book was NOT my type of book, with the excessive violence and women hatred but I read anyway because it was on a challenge list and it was a bestseller. I accept that it checks a lot of boxes for some readers but it was not for me. #unpopularopinion

eeclayton I had similar feelings about this book. 1y
rekahlee @eeclayton I‘m glad I‘m not the only one 1y
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I‘ve reluctantly gotten over my #Stiefvater induced book hangover and have moved onto the 2nd book I “brought” on vacation via Libby. I‘ve always wanted to read this one. It was a slow start the first few chapters but it‘s picking up now 👍🏻

britt_brooke The first 100 pages are slow, but it‘s pretty nonstop from there on out (at least through the first 3 books). Enjoy! 1y
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It took me about a month to read all 4 books of the Raven Cycle series. Just finished the last one and now I kind of don‘t know what to do with myself. It‘s depressing that it was over so fast 😩

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It's Vacation Time | Lerryn Korda
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Do any littens from #Philly or #Boston have any bookish recs of things to check out? Finally starting my much deserved vacay and I‘m just curious 🤔

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Full of too much nervous energy to do much, but I was at the library today typing up my resignation letter and I grabbed the tagged book plus a couple more. I‘m quitting my job on Monday and I‘m so nervous 😬

Meanwhile here‘s my buddy McCartney in his snazzy July 4th threads #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a handsome boy! ❤️🐱 1y
keys_on_fire Good luck! 1y
Kshakal Love the bow tie!! 1y
Sace Good luck on Monday! Snazzy cat is snazzy! 😻 1y
jfalkens Good luck 🤞🤞 your cats adorable 😻😻 1y
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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On the long train ride out of the city after a writers conference. Good time to continue my book which I‘m enjoying so far!

Slajaunie I wish we had trains. Enjoy! (edited) 1y
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The Devil Wears Prada | Lauren Weisberger
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I pushed through because I hate not finishing after a certain point but this is one of those unexpected cases where the movie was better. Andrea is an insufferable protagonist. Miranda‘s demands were at times unreasonable, but not taking personal calls while at work? That‘s called reality. She was so annoying

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@BookFreakOut Ah!!! I love my book sleeve!!! I do not have a single one and I‘ve been wanting one for months so this is perfect! I love the fabric 😊

True story: A patron recently recommended this book to me and unlike most patron recs, I actually wrote this one down. It was on my TBR and you somehow sensed it 😂

I‘m so excited about my gifts. I‘m home sick today so this was a great pick-me-up. Thank you so, so much!!! #makerswap

rekahlee @LibrarianRyan Thank you for organizing this and keeping tabs on everything! This was such a fun idea and I‘d love to do it again ❤️😃 2y
LibrarianRyan I promise to do it again when it cools down. Glad you had fun. 2y
BookFreakOut Yay I'm so excited you liked them! Bummer about being sick but glad this could be a bright spot in the day. I'm happy to see you got a Batman Lego, fun fact, my husband and I like to feel the packages and try and figure out what's inside. I was pretty sure I'd picked a Batman but couldn't tell which version, that merman is cracking me up! 😂 2y
rekahlee @BookFreakOut Ooh yes I‘ve heard about collectors feeling the packages to see what‘s inside! I‘ve kept the merman on the table next to me and every now and then I look over and just start laughing 😂 1y
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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Signs up for summer reading and is asked, “Teen or adult?” I am 30 years old 😐 but will forever look 16 😒

But look at all my swag!! #SummerReading #readingtakesyoueverywhere

collegecatlady Same here. I‘m 23 and people think I‘m 15 2y
hgrimes I hear ya. I work at a college and everyone automatically assumes I‘m a student, including students. I‘m 34... 2y
wanderinglynn @rekahlee @collegecatlady @hgrimes Y‘all have probably heard this a million times, but it‘s true, so I‘ll say it again. Enjoy it! 😀 The same thing used to happen to me ... then I turned 40. Don‘t know what it was about 40, but a switch must‘ve flipped. Now I‘m called ma‘am and hardly ever get carded (unless it‘s a place that cards everyone.) 😕 2y
rekahlee @wanderinglynn haha yes I get told this at least once a month by my coworkers who are older 😂 One of these days I‘ll finally look my age and I‘ll probably miss this 2y
hgrimes @wanderinglynn I know society dictates women bathe in virgins blood in order to maintain a youthful appearance their whole lives, but nobody should feel ashamed for looking 40 or whatever their age is. 2y
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The Devil Wears Prada | Lauren Weisberger
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On the road for an 8 hour car ride and I don‘t have to drive! I loaded up my Libby and Hoopla with ebooks and comics but my “chauffeur‘s” driving is already making me a little car sick 🤢 I hate my body sometimes

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It's Coming | R. C. Beckom
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@ameliask8 Your #makerswap box has been shipped! Expected arrival is Monday 😃

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@BookFreakOut It‘s here! Super excited to get a package from Kansas since I‘m originally from there 😃 Stalking me would have been so much easier if I hadn‘t missed the KC meet-up 😂 but that day was so busy for me #makerswap #catsoflitsy

BookFreakOut Ha, I understand busyness, and it's always fun to get packages in the mail! Glad it made it to you, can't wait to see everyone open things next week! 😁 2y
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“...we can have a great time whether we‘re in my backyard or behind the Dumpster at the local Walmart because we‘re so excited to hang out with each other.”

Reminds me of me and my bestie! @TheDaysGoBy

TheDaysGoBy 😂 but so true! Right now I'd take meeting behind the dumpster at Walmart lol. Miss my BFF for sure! (edited) 2y
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@ameliask8 I am waiting on one more item to arrive in the mail to complete your #makerswap package! I will expedite shipping if I need to so you‘ll get it on time 🙂

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Every introvert should read this. This book is all about embracing your introversion, rather than adapting it to an extroverted world. There is a whole chapter about saying no to a party invite without making excuses 😂 You don‘t have to go out. You don‘t have to talk. Just do you and be happy 😊 👍🏻

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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I listened to this on audio and it was phenomenal. There was so much more detail and hardship than they had time to include in the movie, which made the story even more suspenseful. I knew how it was gonna end but I was still on the the edge of my seat.

Only thing I didn‘t like was the creepy music at the beginning and end of each disc 😳🎶

rachelsbrittain The Martian is so good on audio! 2y
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“Books are not about passing the time. They‘re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it.”

This quote from my 4th book in the #4in48readathon sums up the weekend perfectly! I had such a blast picking my books, and getting lost in the stories of these authors was the perfect way to unwind after a stressful month. I feel rejuvenated 😃

Thank you @Syndelle777 for doing this!!

tammysue Well done! 👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
TheReadingMermaid You did great! Congrats!!!🎉🎉🎉 2y
Andrew65 Fantastic, well done. 👍🎉 2y
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Level Up | Gene Luen Yang, Thien Pham
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# 3 done! #4in48readathon Graphic novel all about following your own destiny and choosing a path that‘s meaningful to you. Not sure how I feel about the ending but it resonated with where I‘m at in my life right now.

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🎆🎇🙌🏻 2y
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The Palace Job | Patrick Weekes
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Finished book # 2 for #4in48readathon late last night! The Palace Job was a super fast read. Not as good as Six of Crows but it was definitely similar if you‘re looking for a good read-alike. It‘s part of a series so we‘ll see if I continue.

Now onto book # 3!

TheReadingMermaid Doing good!🎉🎉 2y
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The Palace Job | Patrick Weekes
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About halfway through this one and I‘m on the fence. It‘s a heist mixed with fantasy (which I‘ve discovered I can‘t seem to get enough of), but I wish I had more background on the characters. They‘re likable but I don‘t feel like I really know them. We‘ll see where I land after another 200 pages 🤞🏻

#4in48readathon

ReadingRover I have this on audiobook which I‘m yet to listen to. 2y
rekahlee @ReadingRover I think it‘ll be fun on audio! I‘m definitely enjoying the story, just wish there was more characterization 2y
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It‘s about 1:00 - I‘ve finished my shortest book and I‘m a little over 100 pages into my longest. I have some birthday errands to run for my sister and then I shall get back to it!

#4in48readathon

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Had a very busy day/evening so I‘m just now sitting down to share my stack for #4in48readathon! I‘ve got a graphic novel, non-fiction, fantasy and realistic fiction so lots of variety here 😃 I‘m exhausted so I‘m not sure how far I‘ll get tonight before I pass out 😂

TheReadingMermaid Looks awesome! 😍 Be sure to update us on your status throughout the weekend 😉 2y
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Going to use my day off and attempt to de-stress by finishing up my audio and working more on my #makerswap project! No spoilers but this is my color scheme ⚫️💖⚪️

LibrarianRyan Ohhhhhh 2y
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There are not enough hours in the day! Had to switch to audio on my current read because I had to return the book to the library. It doesn‘t usually take me so long to read a book but I‘ve been so busy 😞

TheDaysGoBy Hang in there! 2y
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“...however, surely it is a culinary truth universally acknowledged that fish and cheese do not go together? Someone really ought to tell Mr. McDonald.” I have said this so many times 😂🤢😖 The Pride and Prejudice reference made it perfect 👌

Book_devourer I loved that part too! 2y
tpixie Hope you can make the #KCLitsyMeetUp ! 2y
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Who Am I? | Gervase Phinn
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1) I grew up in Kansas
2) Rebecca, A Little Princess, Emma, Frankenstein. Recent: Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom, All Our Wrong Todays
3) I don‘t read many series so I guess HP
4) Mary Poppins
5) My TV right now is mainly QVC, but old favorites include Fringe, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Gilmore Girls
6) Group - Hanson
7) Blue/purple
8) Sci fi, urban fantasy
9) I work at a public library.
10) 3 cats: McCartney, Ringo, and Yoko Ono

#meetthelittens

TieDyeDude Ooo, Mary Poppins is a good one! 2y
rekahlee @GoodForCirculation I was a supremely messy child so my mom used Mary Poppins against me to get me to clean my room but no amount of finger snapping would put my stuff away 😂 2y
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Goosebumps | R. L. Stine
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Listening to the amazing RL Stine at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo! I‘m gonna try to get his autograph later❤️ 🤗😆#C2E2

JoScho So jealous!!!! 2y
rekahlee @JoScho No autograph 😞 The line was cut off before he even finished speaking so really I had to choose to hear him speak or get his autograph. Bummed out but it was so great. He‘s hilarious 😂 2y
JoScho I am jealous you got to see him and hearing is way better than an autograph. 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This book had a lot of setup with a pretty big cast of characters, but once you get to the high point of the conflict, all that setup really brings the story to life. What Maya goes through in the aftermath of what happens to her is sadly a reality and as someone who‘s into sports, this really resonated with me.

Still tagging #marchmadnesschallenge and @JenP even though I‘m solidly out, since I was going to read this anyway!

LitsyBuddyRead The final #litsybuddyread discussion for this book will be posted Sunday, April 29th. 2y
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Lovely surprise package from my amazing bestie @TheDaysGoBy 😃❤️ I‘ve been spoiled and I may just have to reciprocate at some point 😉

kamoorephoto Ooh, I‘m so jealous!!! 2y
TheDaysGoBy Glad you like it! You deserve it! 😀 2y
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The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jan Fields
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I took a terrarium class tonight and walked away with this cute succulent! We‘ll see if I can take care of it 😂

#MarchInBooks #flowercover

Chasing_Pages I love that edition‘s cover! 😍 2y
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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Protagonist Alice crosses into a world of dark fairy tales. It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland and Grimm fairy tales.

This was ok. Alice and Finch were likable, and the ultimate reveal I found clever, but the prose was over-the-top and the story dragged in the middle.

Cute chapter art 💕

#marchmadnesschallenge