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sherryvdh

Joined October 2016

NS 🇨🇦 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 🐕 📖 🎶☕🍫 ♉ on Goodreads @sherryvdh
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Snail Mail | Sharon King-Chai
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So much #poutinepenpals goodness the past 2 weeks! Thanks for the birthday wishes, @kelseynicburke @PurpleyPumpkin & @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ! Those magnetic bookmarks are my favorite kind! Going to finally get some responses done soon. Sick kids are super inconvenient. 😊

PurpleyPumpkin Hope you had a wonderful birthday! It's nice when the festivities last a couple of weeks. 😉 Sorry to hear that the kiddos aren't feeling well. Fingers crossed that they're on the mend.🤞🏽 7d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💖💌💗💞 7d
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I was looking around on overdrive to find some accompaniment for my #audiocleaning today. This sounds fascinating! I can't wait to start. After having a sick toddler all week, I really need to get things done, including some penpal responses. Hope everyone has a great weekend (and a great long weekend for those who have one this weekend)!

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Adulting 101: #Wisdom4Life | Josh Burnette, Pete Hardesty
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1⃣ The freedom of picking and choosing what I will and will not do.
2⃣ Doing dishes 😩 Our dishwasher has been broken for months now, and it feels like a neverending cycle.
3⃣ The lack of obligations
4⃣ Retail at a clothing store
5⃣ Mind over matter. My mom used to say it to us all the time growing up, and it's helped me out in a lot of tough situations.
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💛 1w
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📖 Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
🎬 The Sixth Sense
🎶 Let Me Blow Ya Mind by Eve
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🤯🧡 2w
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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I'm having a #MigraineDay. Fortunately, it hit over night, so I'm past the point where I can't focus my eyes on anything. Unfortunately, my plans to get some things done today have been put on hold because I slept through the point of my migraine where I can successfully prevent all of the pain. It was divine timing though because I got this beauty from the library yesterday, and I now have very valid reasons to just read all day.

Hoopiefoot Rest up—I hope you‘re back on your feet soon! 3w
LiteraryinLititz Hope it passes quickly! 3w
wanderinglynn I love The Others series. I hope you feel better soon. 💚 3w
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 3w
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1. There's no one thing. Strong female characters, faraway settings, characters with lives/experiences drastically different from mine, magic or fantasy wrapped within a real-world setting, etc.
2. Nothing
3. I have a flash drive with all my grandma's recipes. That's my go-to.
4. Not really. So far, I haven't found poetry that resonates with me.
5. @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @kelseynicburke @throwmeabook
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in! Love your flash-drive ‘cookbook‘ ❣️🌺🤗 3w
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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📚 Tagged. The house Ursula grew up in was Fox Corner, if I remember correctly.
🎥 Fantastic Mr. Fox
🎼 Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix Experience
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 3w
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1. The boys last weekend when we went out in our little patch of woods.
2. Still working on The Bone Clocks, but thinking about it obsessively every minute I'm not reading. Less than 100 pages left!
3. 🤷
4. It's going to be sunny and mild today!
5. Likely 🍕 and 🥗
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Snail Mail | Sharon King-Chai
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So much #poutinepenpals mail this past week! I'm hoping I'll have responses ready by the end of the weekend. This has been a very emotionally charged week, and finding these in my mail box has been bringing me so much joy. 💗

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @LA_Mead @teebe @BookishTrish @throwmeabook @kelseynicburke @KarynGood

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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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I've learned a new word today!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to google this one!! 4w
CoverToCoverGirl Me too! Because I‘m gonna have to find out what the definition is! 🤓 4w
sherryvdh From the Oxford Dictionary website: fissiparous: Adjective, Inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoverToCoverGirl 4w
sherryvdh I had to look it up too! 4w
CoverToCoverGirl Now I just need test it out on the husband and kids.. lol.. the looks on their faces will be priceless @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @sherryvdh 4w
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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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Trying to read on this lazy Sunday. A certain teething toddler has other ideas. 😄 #ItsAGoodThingHesCute

RadicalReader He‘s adorable what‘s his name? 4w
sherryvdh @RadicalReader His name is Malachi, or Mac. 4w
RadicalReader @sherryvdh love the name so unique 4w
sherryvdh @RadicalReader Thank you 😊 4w
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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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Sneaking in a few pages! #NapTimeReading

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I'm on a quest to find some appropriate audiobooks for a road trip with my nieces (8 and 11) in July. I want something exciting/interesting for both of them. The older one loves fantasy (she's making her way through HP atm), but the younger of the 2 can be sensitive with monsters, ghosts, etc. I've got a couple ideas, but will be previewing the content ahead of time just in case. Any recommendations???
#LitsyKnowsBest #NeedRecommendations

Cinfhen Maybe @Lmstraubie or @LibrarianRyan can offer some suggestions ??!?!? 1mo
glitterkitty459 I haven't listened to this one on audio but how about 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen thx. Bun ocular is fun. The dog thinks the bunny is a vampire but it‘s not graphic. The color is being drained from veggies. Really cute. For some laughs try Clementine. If you can find it The Secrets of Droon. And The Spiderwick chronicles. Check out Cornelia Funke. She has some early chapter fantasy that would read well for the 2 but still be interesting to the 12. Or Inkheart (which is a bit dry in the middle). Red wall. The Warriors. 1mo
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LibrarianRyan Zoo at the edge of the world (I may not have that exactly correct). Menangie. Cabinet of curiosities. The secret zoo. Sorry if my titles and spelling g may be a little off. 1mo
ravenlee Chris Grabenstein‘s Lemoncello Library series is really fun (but I didn‘t do the audio version). No ghosts or monsters, but lots of kids who love to read. And if they like realistic fiction, the Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall is all about sisters. (edited) 1mo
sherryvdh @LibrarianRyan Omg so many great rec's in there! Thanks Ryan! @ravenlee @glitterkitty459 thank you! I have so much to look at now! 💕 1mo
LibrarianRyan @ravenlee I second Ravenlee. Also Book Scavenger, and I just finished To night owl from Dig fish and LOVED IT 1mo
Cinfhen I knew @LibrarianRyan would have recs for you!!!!!! She‘s awesomesauce 💕 1mo
CoffeeK8 If you need something for filler. My kids (9 & 3) love the Wow in the world podcast. Science and humor from PBS 1mo
sherryvdh @CoffeeK8 Interesting! I'll definitely look into that. My 6 year old might like it too. (Though he's not coming in the car with us. I'm always looking for new content for him.) 1mo
sherryvdh @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy. She's pretty fantastic! 1mo
Lmstraubie I'd have to add Matilda by Roald Dahl narrated by Kate Winslet (she was fantastic!) and the Wizard of Oz narrated by Anne Hathaway (also fantastic) 1mo
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Snail Mail | Sharon King-Chai
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I've had some #PoutinePenPals mail come in this past week. @KarynGood & @kelseynicburke Thanks for the notes! I will be sending out responses in the next week or so.
Thank you so much @BookishTrish for the thoughtful early birthday present! It was a lovely surprise yesterday, when I was feeling really stressed.
@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Do not be fooled by the goofy face, this boy is so cranky and clingy today thanks to some new teeth. I'm hoping he'll decide to sleep soon so I can get back to reading the tagged book. I devoured the first hundred pages the other evening, and have had little chance to return. So far, I'm loving it!

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Changeless | Gail Carriger
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Nap time means I get a few stolen moments of reading! It seems like I've had no time to read the last couple of days, and I'm definitely feeling it. #ReadingTime is my #MeTime, so when it's lacking I tend to turn into a stressball.

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Bailedbailed

I'm throwing in the towel. I made it 55 pages, and I just feel lost and uninterested. I may try again some day. Right now, I feel like my time is better served on other books.

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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1⃣ Hot in Herre (Nelly), Dirrty (Christina Aguilera), Work It (Missy Elliott)
2⃣ Sun sign is Taurus
3⃣ Margaret Atwood (I don't think I related to feminism until I read Handmaid's Tale in HS).
4⃣ @FantasyChick @kelseynicburke
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗🌺 2mo
flying_monkeys 💕 Missy Elliott! 1mo
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Book Fair Day | Lynn Plourde
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I'm volunteering at the #bookfair at my son's school today! I'm going to try very hard not to spend all my money.

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1. I'm not a "good old days" type of person, but I do feel like the 90s were such a great era in pop culture that I'd live it again just for that.
2. All of them
3. Just barely younger (35 in a few weeks)
4. No
5. ?
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Someone who checked this out before me dog-eared the pages!
I don't judge people who dog ear their own books. To each their own. But, this belongs to the library. Is this not, basically, defacing someone else's property? I'm sure there are Littens who understand my feelings. This may be an #unpopularopinion for some, and I'm not trying to offend. I'm just of the mind that you take extra care of things you are borrowing from someone else. #courtesy

wanderinglynn I feel you.🤬 Dog earring pages is just wrong. Especially when the book is the library‘s! 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I understand where you're coming from and used to have the same opinion. But honestly, I would much rather the books get read and used than sit on a shelf and never opened. 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds There too...🤬🤬🤬 NOT COOL 2mo
sherryvdh @WorldsOkayestStepMom From that perspective, I'm 100% on board with you! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Agreed! 2mo
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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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It's hard to believe it's Thursday already. I have no idea where this week has gone. Catching up on some #audiocleaning today, while my toddler attempts to reverse any progress I make. 😆

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Among the Ruins | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Thanks for the tag, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
1⃣Often, about my next sleep 😴
2⃣Newspaper carrier
3⃣Probably have to bail on the tagged book for now. I've got a few other library books out with long wait lists, so I'll get back to it when my current holds settle down again.
4⃣ More mystery than thriller, but Robert Galbraith's Cormorant Strike series, and the series from the tagged book has been interesting too.
5⃣ All of you!
@Eggs

Eggs Newsgirl-love it🤗💗 2mo
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Snail Mail | Sharon King-Chai
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I got my first #PoutinePenPals letter! Thanks Danielle! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
I should have my first set out by tomorrow morning. I only have a couple to finish up today.

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I had a super busy weekend, so this afternoon I'm trying to take it easy. (As easy as I can with a busy 17 month old running around 😊.) Trying to get a start on some introductory notes for my fellow #PoutinePenPals. Hopefully I'll be able to mail these in the next few days. Can't wait to start getting to know all of you! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love it 💌💗 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 2mo
Pricel101 Omgosh so cute! 💌🦙 2mo
KarynGood ❤️ 2mo
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The Vanishing | Wendy Webb
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📚 Tagged - it has that gothic-house-as-a-character feeling, but is set modern day.
🎥 The Haunted Mansion
🎼 Stranger in My House by Tamia
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho The Haunted Mansion 💙💙💙 2mo
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1) Taurus ♉
2) My oldest turned 6 today!
3) Tagged, the audio version, I just couldn't stay interested even though I love the author in her other endeavours
4) Bringing the aforementioned child out with one of his friends for some birthday fun
5) 💞💞💞
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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This one is going to stay with me a little while. I don't really have words. There is so much packed into it, and I just have so many feelings.

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Got a new hold in! Temporarily putting aside my other hard copy read to read this one so I can return it asap.
#LoveMyLibrary #nslittens

emtobiasz I‘ve never seen a holds slip like that on a book! Great idea to keep the list moving! 2mo
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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My favorite of the series so far! #CormoranStrike #Book3

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📚 Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
🎬Pirates of The Caribbean
🎼 Yellow Submarine by The Beatles
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho I still need to read that book. Thanks for playing 💛🦑 2mo
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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The delightful @GypsyKat is having a giveaway over on her page. Times running out, so go check it out!
If I won, I'd choose Wintersong, The Night Circus, and The Book Jumper.
#3for3kGiveaway

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Litsy has been really buggy for me over the past week or so. So, I haven't been around all that much. I hope everyone is enjoying their reading! I'm going to be doing a lot of #audiocleaning the next few days. We are on March break, and I'm trying to get the house cleaned up in time for my oldest's birthday at the end of the month. 🤞🏼🤞🏼 That my plans go smoothly this week!

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The Language of Secrets | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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So much #AudioLaundry and #AudioCleaning to do today. 😮 I've been sick again the last few days (3rd time this month...yay cold and flu season!) My house is a disaster zone, but thankfully I've got a good #Audiobook to listen to while doing it.

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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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I'm reading, Malachi's supposed to be going to sleep. Looks like it might take awhile. Oh well, more time for me to read! Once he's asleep, there's housework to be done, so I'm taking what little time I can now. #ProcrastinationReading

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📚 Tagged
📽 City of Angels
🎼 Angel Eyes by Jeff Healey Band
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😇💙😇 3mo
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1) Our house when we bought it in 2011. There have been minor changes since then, but it pretty well looks the same.
2) Love it!
3) On audio... so so good!
4) Evening once the boys are in bed
5) 🍕🍕🤤 Can't wait!
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Johanna414 Your house is darling! 3mo
LeahBergen What a lovely house! 3mo
MelissaSue81 Ahh! I love this house! It is adorable! 3mo
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BiblioLitten Your house looks so cosy. ❤️❤️ 3mo
SailorMoon Your house is so lovely!!! 💕 3mo
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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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#sickday My husband is finally home, so I've left the boys in his capable hands so I can lie down for a bit. This cold has been a challenge. My body is so sore, and I have not felt like I could focus to read the last couple days! Took some ibuprofen and a muscle relaxant. Hopefully I will not fall asleep. 🤞🏼🤞🏼I'm about 100 pages in, and I've been hoping to feel better to continue this book, so I think I'll try to make a dent in it.

C.Perone Feel better 😊 3mo
TheSpineView Colds sick! Feel better soon! 3mo
sherryvdh @C.Perone @TheSpineView Thank you both! 3mo
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If You Give a Pig a Party | Laura Numeroff
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📚 If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff
🎥 Pretty In Pink (maybe its the background more than the emoji for this one, but that's the first one I thought of)
🎤 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Love that book! Thanks for playing 💗🥳💗 3mo
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I'm about half way through my #audiobook, and I'm absolutely hooked. It's going to be hard to step away from it to attend this afternoon's activities. #Bookwormproblems

JoScho I loved this one on Audio 🖤 3mo
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1. ? Beagle mix named River
2 . Hopefully going to a meditation group on Sunday if the weather doesn't cancel it ????
3. Not really at this point. Kids and reading have taken up most of my "free time" right now.
4. Halcyon hot springs in British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies (any part), or the Alberta Badlands
5. Which author would you most like to meet and have a conversation with?
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TrishB Stephen King 😁 3mo
madamereadsalot1 Neil Gaiman! 3mo
Rudis Seanan McGuire! 3mo
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sherryvdh @TrishB @madamereadsalot1 @Rudis I love all those answers! 3mo
CouronneDhiver The hoodoos is Alberta is one of the coolest places I‘ve ever seen 3mo
sherryvdh @CouronneDhiver I really want to go eventually! So many beautiful places in this country! 3mo
SailorMoon I guess it would be either Gillian Flynn or Conan Doyle. I like the way their minds work to come up with crime and mystery stories. 3mo
MallenNC I'd like to talk to Tayari Jones. I love her books and she seems great on Twitter. 3mo
MelissaSue81 Rainbow Rowell 3mo
Lauredhel NK Jemisin, she is fierce and has an amazing brain 3mo
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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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It's finally in from the library. I can finally dive back into this wonderful world! Dinner can make itself, right?! #SorryKidsMommysReading

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The Undoing | Shelly Laurenston
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We had a super busy day today, and now I'm aching. Still on the mend from a fall a week ago. So, now that the boys are in bed, I'm going to get cozy and start a new book from the library. River is snoring very loudly. #BeaglesOfLitsy #SaturdayNightReading #NSLittens

Smrloomis Sorry to hear you fell 😣 I hope you feel better soon! 🤞🏽 3mo
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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It's a #snowday here today. We're staying in where it's safe and warm. Hoping to have lots of reading time today! #NSLittens #StormReads

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Olympus Bound | Jordanna Max Brodsky
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📚 Tagged, the last book in a trilogy. One of the gods in it is Cupid.
🎥 10 Things I Hate About You
🎼 Tainted Love by Soft Cell

Can you tell I'm not the super romantic type?! 😁

#manicmonday @JoScho

JaclynW 💗Tainted Love💗 3mo
JoScho Great choices! 💗 3mo
AnansiGirl Good movie choice! 💘 3mo
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Books & Authors | Robert Lynd
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This is hard, but I'm giving it a try. In no particular order:
Margaret Atwood
Faith Hunter
Louise Penny
Elizabeth Hunter
Zen Cho

@britt_brooke

britt_brooke Nice picks! 3mo
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The Way of All Flesh | Ambrose Parry
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Hello dearest littens! I feel like its been forever since I've checked Litsy. Recovering from the flu and a fall on the stairs, so I've done very little the last 5 days or so (even reading).
I'm on the last chapter of this book and have some mixed feelings. I've seen the conclusion coming for awhile, and I can't decide if I like the main characters or not. I love the setting though and the writing itself is fairly good. 🤷

Megabooks Welcome back! I‘m glad you‘re feeling better! 3mo
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The Way of All Flesh | Ambrose Parry
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River was doing sleep yoga while I was reading this afternoon. My reading has been so slow this past week due to sick kids. I'm enjoying the tagged book thus far, I just need more time to read!
#SnoringBeaglePose #BeaglesOfLitsy

laurenslibrary 😍😍😍 4mo
batsy Adorable! 4mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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📚 The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
📼 Ice Age
🎼 Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Great answers! Thanks for playing 💙 4mo
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Poor Mac has an awful cold! I'm settling in for what I'm guessing will be a very long night. I've got my headphones ready for some #audiosnuggles while he tries to get some sleep. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. #sickdayreads

howjessreads I hated the sick baby days! 😔 Good luck!! 4mo
ErinC Audiosnuggles. I love that! ❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen Aww! 4mo
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cobwebmoth Hope he feels better soon! 4mo
BookishMarginalia Hug 💜💜💜 4mo
Chrissyreadit Hope he feels better quickly! 4mo
sherryvdh @howjessreads @BookishMarginalia @ErinC @LeahBergen @cobwebmoth @Chrissyreadit Thank you all so much. Today has been such a challenge, and all the kind words mean a lot right now! 💜💜 4mo
Reviewsbylola Ugh that‘s the worst and there‘s really not much you can do for them at that age. 😭 I hope he feels better soon. 4mo
sprainedbrain Poor little guy! Hope he feels better quickly! 4mo
maich Sending these 🐞🐞 and hope that he feels better quickly. I have a little one and I undestand you. 4mo
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