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Soubhiville

Soubhiville

Joined May 2016

Books, pets, and tea, my favorite things. My top genres are literary and historical fiction and big fat fantasies. 😊📚
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Shelving | Greg Cheetham
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I spent the evening reshelving books during my volunteer shift at the library tonight. It‘s fun seeing the covers of all the kids books. ❤️

Bookishthoughts Some kid books are freaking cool! 1d
Soubhiville @Bookishthoughts I agree completely! 1d
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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These are some of the authors I‘m hoping to hear speak at Texas Book Festival this weekend. There are so many others I‘d love to see too- 300 authors at one fest, how do you choose?

I‘m most looking forward to Alexander McCall Smith, bottom right corner. I‘ve been loving his No. 1 Ladies Detective Series for 20+ years.

#TXBookFest2019 #TexasBookFestival2019

GypsyKat Sounds amazing! I hope you have a wonderful time! 2d
Tamra So lucky! I heard an interview with McCall Smith and he was incredibly delightful. Everything that you would expect and even funnier. 2d
Librariana Hope you have a phenomenally good time! I got to meet Rainbow Rowell when we were living/working in the St. Louis area and believe you me when I say the lack of coherent thought was REAL! I was *such* a huge dork about the whole interaction. All I could stupidly and superficially tell her was that she looked... pretty! 😣😔😔 Ack! What even am I!? I promise I value my fellow sisters for more than just looks! 2d
Hooked_on_books Oh man, what a line-up! And I loved the tagged book. I hope you get to see/talk to Julia Phillips. 2d
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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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Here are the books #LitsyATXReadersSociety chose for this month‘s theme of “something spooky”. We had a little bit of everything from horror to suspense to bizarre and nonfiction haunting debunking. Fun topic!

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Here‘s today‘s photo from #LitsyATXReadersSociety. This month‘s theme was Something Spooky. Once again most people read multiple books. We had creepy in the form of haunting, ufos, killer mermaids, regular old crazy people, and paranormal occurrences. It was a fun seasonal meetup.

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We closed on our house yesterday! I can‘t wait to post pictures of my new library when we get settled! We won‘t be moving in until Nov 4th. I have 2 weeks to get everything packed.

#LitsyLove I‘ll give Misty my new address at the end of the month.

🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉

Suet624 Congratulations!!!! 5d
MyBookSwapClub Congratulations 5d
AmyG Congratulations! Wishing you only good health and much happiness in your beautiful home. ❤️ 5d
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TheSpineView That's awesome! Congrats! 🥳🥳🥳 5d
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 5d
JoScho Yay! Congrats Soubhi! 5d
TheBookKeepers So exciting happy for you! 5d
Linsy Yay!!! 5d
Thndrstd Congratulations! 5d
mcipher Congratulations!! 👏👏 5d
SassyBookworm Congratulations!!! 5d
Jas16 Congratulations! 5d
PurpleyPumpkin Congratulations! So exciting!🎉 5d
Princess-Kingofkings Congratulations ~ looks inviting! 🏡 5d
Come-read-with-me @Soubhiville Congratulations!!! It will be a wonderful home! 5d
Eggs Congratulations 🎉🎈🍾 5d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Congrats Soubhi! ❤️ What a lovely home! 😍 4d
saresmoore Congrats! 4d
vivastory Congratulations 🎉👏 🤘 4d
Gissy Congratulations!! Same situation here! I hope I can be set before thanksgiving! I wish you the best! New Year, new home, new goals!🏡🎉🎊❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4d
Soubhiville @Gissy you bought a house too? Congratulations! 4d
Hooked_on_books That‘s amazing! Congrats! 🎉🎊 4d
Gissy @Soubhiville Well I bought a walk up because it is easier for me to maintenance but it has a small garden and is located in a corner so it is more private. I'm very happy too. 4d
Gissy Your house is so pretty! I live houses but for me will be too complicated. 4d
Soubhiville @Gissy I‘m so glad for you. I hope it will be perfect for you. 💕 4d
Redwritinghood Congrats! 3d
Gissy Thank you @Soubhiville 😘 3d
UwannaPublishme Yay! Congrats! 🍾🎉🙌🏻 3d
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Opioid, Indiana | Brian Allen Carr
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I picked this up on my trip to Book People with @Mitch . Now I‘m wondering if I should have checked Litsy reviews before buying it- they‘re not so good. It sounded good to me from the blurb though, so I‘m looking forward to it anyway. 🤷‍♀️

AmyG Only one way to find out. 😳 5d
Tereses Interested to see what you think 5d
Hooked_on_books I hate when that happens! Hopefully it works out. 5d
Mitch Oh no! Might still work..... if not - it‘s still a great cover! 5d
Jee_HookedOnBookz I agree with @Mitch! Love the cover! ❤️ 4d
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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This arrived yesterday @AmyG ! Thank you. I‘m going to pack it today so I don‘t think much about it 😊. We close on the house today, then go into packing frenzy mode! Moving day is November 4th.

Froedrick and I hope you‘re keeping warm. (Igor continues to feel better, but he‘ll be grouchy when we go to the vet for a recheck later today.)

AmyG I wanted to send it before you moved so there was no confusion. 5d
Soubhiville Thanks Amy, that was smart. I hope yours arrives today! (You should open the box right away- the bags inside you decide 😘) 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 and I‘m happy Igor is feeling better!!! 😽😽 5d
LauraJ Froedrick, be nice to your brother! 5d
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Book People | Austin, TX (Bookstore)
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I‘ve had so much fun spending time with @Mitch on her visit to Austin. We had dinner with our husbands tonight- barbecue for the three of them, veggie quesadillas for me 😋. Then we spent about 2 hours exploring Book People. What a great night! And we were so good, we only got one book each.

@Eyelit sorry you couldn‘t make it. I hope you‘re feeling better.

Mitch Fab night - so happy to have made such wonderful friends through Litsy. 😘 1w
Mitch @Eyelit Hope you‘re feeling better soon xxx 1w
Soubhiville Me too @Mitch ❤️ 1w
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Cinfhen Fabulous photo 🥰love seeing #LittensOutInTheWild 😘😘 1w
Bookzombie Love this photo! 💗 1w
LeahBergen Aww, this is wonderful! 😍😍 7d
erzascarletbookgasm How wonderful! 👏 7d
Sace ❤️😊 Happy book friends 7d
JoScho I love this!!! 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So awesome!!! 💗💗💗 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mitch yes!!! I love this!! 7d
Chrissyreadit @Mitch @Soubhiville I love everything about this!!! 7d
Eyelit So sad I missed it! Such a great time with awesome people! 7d
BookNAround Love! 6d
Jee_HookedOnBookz ❤️❤️❤️Love it when Littens meet up! 😊 5d
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I‘m enjoying this #chunkster, and the little illustrations at each chapter heading are sweet. Reading this has convinced me to add a reread of His Dark Materials to my TBR for early next year.

I realized yesterday I‘m reading two books at the moment with “Secret” in the title: this and The Secret Wisdom of the Earth. Interesting 🧐 book coincidence.

AmyG How is Igor doing? Been thinking of you. 1w
Soubhiville @AmyG he‘s still not eating. But he doesn‘t seem to feel too bad, surprisingly. We‘ll go back to the vet for more fluids this afternoon and see what they recommend next. I think it‘ll be a more GI focused blood panel and an ultrasound. I wish we knew what‘s wrong. 1w
Soubhiville @AmyG oh! I just got a message from Maelstrom (my Mr)- Igor is eating! Yay! On a different note- I sent you a package yesterday. Be on the lookout for it by Friday. 💜 1w
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Chrys My little dog had to have several teeth out this summer and it took a day for her to start eating again, hopefully Igor was just still in recovery and his appetite will pick up now 1w
AmyG Oooo I am so happy he is eating. That‘s huge. Let‘s hope t was just a teeth issue. And thank you 😘 1w
Hooked_on_books I‘m so glad he‘s eating! That‘s such a good sign. Fingers still crossed. 🤞🏼 1w
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Kitty Love: How Cute Kittens Play | Sterling Publishing Company, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
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NBR. My sweet buddy Igor hasn‘t been feeling well and hasn‘t eaten in a couple days. We‘re pretty sure it‘s due to some mouth/ tooth pain. He‘s been at the vet for the last two days for fluids and meds. Please keep him in your thoughts as he goes into surgery in the morning to remove the offending teeth and hopefully get him feeling better. He‘s my little love. 💙

DaveGreen7777 Sending healing energy his way! 1w
Hufflepuffle Poor little angel! Healing and positive vibes being sent to you and sweet Igor 💜 1w
Bookwormjillk ❤️😺 1w
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Sace Poor thing. Sending love his way. 1w
Chrissyreadit Hope he feels better ❤️ 1w
TheSpineView Poor baby! Hope he has a quick recovery! ❤🐾 1w
LauraJ Igor! Get better soon. You are one of the best things on Litsy! 😻 1w
AmyG Saying a prayer for your little guy. May the surgery go exactly as planned and may he be back to his old self soon. Sending a hug! It‘s hard when the pets get sick- so nerve-wracking. (edited) 1w
Leftcoastzen Hoping for a quick recovery, so hard when the four legged babies aren‘t well. 1w
LeahBergen Oh no, poor Igor!! Sending him lots of love. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1w
OrangeMooseReads Poor guy 😢 hope all goes well and he has a speedy recovery 1w
Birdsong28 Hope he gets better soon!!! Sending you lots of love 😘❤️📚📖 1w
DGRachel {{hugs}}. I hope he‘s back to 💯 in no time! 1w
Butterflyamore I hope he gets better soon. 😥 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks Fingers crossed 🤞 that everything goes well! 💕 1w
IamIamIam Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!! 1w
Laura317 Poor sweet baby! Hoping he‘s better soon. 😻 1w
Bookzombie Poor Igor! Sending positive thoughts and lots of love. 💗💗 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 😥🙏🏻❤️ 1w
laurenslibrary One of my girls had teefie issues too! Hope everything goes well and he is back at 100% soon! 1w
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ I hope he feels better! 1w
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 1w
BookNAround Poor little Igor kitty. Hope the offending teeth coming out cure what ails him and he‘s back to his usual self soon. 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess Poor kitty! Sending hugs! 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh no! I hope he turns back around quickly. Poor baby. 1w
Hollie Feel better, Igor! 1w
Gissy I wish a fast recovery for Igor! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
JoScho Poor baby. Thinking of you guys-it is so hard when our babies aren‘t feeling well. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville 🤞🏻❤️🙏🏻 1w
Gissy 🤞❤️❤️❤️ 1w
LeahBergen 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1w
OrangeMooseReads 🤞🏼 1w
JessClark78 🤞🏻❤️ 1w
Hooked_on_books 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 1w
Palimpsest Get well soon, Igor! 💜 1w
DebinHawaii Hope Igor is feeling better soon. ❤️ 7d
Eyelit Glad Igor is doing better! 💜 5d
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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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Another great installment in the Murderbot story. I can‘t wait to pick up the next one!

Eyelit I just finished book 4 and am sad it‘s such a long wait for the full length novel that‘s coming up! Glad you‘re liking the series 😃 1w
Mitch I flew through these - so different to anything else I‘ve read. Loved them ! 1w
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Fellow Litten @alysonwrites wrote this fun novelette about a councilor‘s center for fairy tale characters! You can read it on Instagram as an #instanovelette, she‘s alysonimagines there.

This fulfilled my #LittenLoveBingo square for #writtenbyalittenauthor. And that polishes off this reading challenge for me! #LLB19

LibrarianRyan Nice! 1w
alysonwrites @Soubhiville I‘m so honored that you chose my story for your #writtenbyalittenauthor challenge! And yay I am happy that you enjoyed reading it!!! Thanks for the mention! (edited) 1w
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This beauty was in my mailbox this morning. 😍.

In other news, I had a wonderful time having dinner and hanging out with @Mitch and her sweet husband last night! I‘m not sure why we didn‘t take any pictures... Can‘t wait to see you again next week my friend!

I‘m so thankful to @Litsy for bringing so many wonderful book friends into my life. ❤️❤️❤️

IndyHannaJones I can't wait to pick this up! 2w
Mitch I know - why didn‘t we do that! Sooo lovely to see you. Glad the book arrived 👍🏼 2w
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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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I‘m just starting this, and realized it‘s a signed copy! I had no idea when I bought it. Pretty cool. Now does that say Martha Wells or does it say Murderbot? 🖤

InBooksILive I just realized my copy of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder was signed too! I bought it from thriftbooks.com a couple months ago and just now seen the signature when I went to read it. It's always an awesome surprise to see a book ya bought is signed! Lol 2w
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Wow this was an intense quick read! I thought it was pretty good. It‘s a YA thriller that came out about a year ago and had huge buzz then. @Bookishthoughts sent it to me in January and I finally got to it! Thanks Licia!

kamoorephoto Isn‘t it good??!!! 2w
Bookishthoughts Awesome so glad you liked it!🙌 What an ending, did you like it? I am still kind of on the fence. 2w
Soubhiville @Bookishthoughts I wish there had been a clear answer at the end. But I still liked it. And sometimes life doesn‘t have clear answers. 2w
Bookishthoughts @Soubhiville right! I was really bummed at 1st then I thought about it and, it fits well with her story. 2w
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On a Summer Night | Gabriel D. Vidrine
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I wish it was easier to find books like this when I was a Tween/Teen.

This is a great short book about a 14 yr old trans boy‘s first summer camp experience. He attends the camp in VA that his best friend, an asexual girl, has been attending for years.

This is a great addition to any YA library, with a different point of view than most. I liked it.

#QueerBooks #QueerYA

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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A well written if difficult to read (content wise) book about life in Nigeria during political upheaval. From the point of view of a 16 year old girl with an abusive father who is also obsessed with their adopted Christianity. I get angry about religious zealots who put faith above all other aspects of life, so this was tough for me. Adichie is a brilliant writer though, so I‘m glad I read it.
#AuthorAMonth

ValerieAndBooks Yikes, more intense than I thought! But now I‘ll be prepared when I get to it. 2w
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In the Garden | Stacy Bass, Suzanne Gannon
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A lovely book with photos of amazing gardens, as well as artistic close ups of flowers and greenery. I find flipping through garden books very relaxing. 💚

Lynnsoprano I need this ❤️❤️ 2w
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Another amazing photography book sent to me by a moving friend, this is full of beautiful henna and other body art traditions.

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Africa Adorned | Angela Fisher
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One of my best friends is moving across the country and decided not to take much with her. She sent me several gorgeous photography books. I‘ve had my eye on this one for years for it‘s photos of authentic jewelry. ❤️

Leftcoastzen This is an incredible book ! Really iconic ! Glad it found a good home with you . 2w
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On a Summer Night | Gabriel D. Vidrine
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Froedrick and I are starting this book written by a friend of mine. It‘s a good night for snuggles!

LauraJ 😻 2w
MrBook 😻😻😻 2w
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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There are illustrations at the beginning and end of each of the four novellas in Strange Weather, by four different artists. Pretty cool touch.

This was some great horror writing. The second story was tough because it was very realistic, but the other three were the Joe Hill style I dig.

Many many trigger warnings, but of course it‘s horror.

Great read for the Halloween season!
#BBRC for the Rain category.

Reagan-reads Ugh Loaded though. I loved this collection. 2w
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
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The Precious has arrived! I can‘t wait until I have some time later to flip through this. 💛

vivastory Gorgeous! 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks Mine arrived the other day! Can‘t wait to re-read it. (edited) 2w
Eyelit Well, that‘s just beautiful! 2w
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Book People | Austin, TX (Bookstore)
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Who‘s coming to Texas Book Festival? October 26-27. Let‘s plan some meet ups!

Our local Litsy bookclub, #LitsyATXReadersSociety, is planning a Sunday evening dinner. Anyone want to join us?

Let us know below if you plan to come and which days so we can all contact each other. I hope to see you there! (Tag your friends who might come 🙂)

https://www.texasbookfestival.org/schedule/

Eggs Thank you for the 🏷😘😘 2w
Liatrek I am hoping to be there both days 😊 2w
Soubhiville That‘s awesome @Liatrek ! Would you like to join us for dinner after the fest on Sunday? Want tags for any meetups that get scheduled? 2w
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Christy2318 I‘ve got a ticket to see John Grisham and am planning a full day on Saturday. I‘m not sure if I will make it there on Sunday. 2w
Liatrek @Soubhiville Yes, please that would be awesome! 2w
Soubhiville @Christy2318 yay! Would you like to be tagged for any meetups that get scheduled? At least for Saturday? 2w
Eyelit I‘ll definitely be there Saturday (volunteering) and will more than likely be there Sunday as well 😄 2w
Bookzombie As of right now, my MIL and I are planning on being there Saturday. Please tag me for any meetups that day. 🙂 2w
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Good Morning Austin Readers! I booked our next bookclub meeting, info above. Please let me know if you can make it.

Also- a reminder that our Litsy friend @Mitch will be here visiting soon from London! Want to hang out with us at Book People? See our Slack channel for details.

(New Austin area folks always welcome! Let me know if you want to be added to our tag list!)

Eyelit I‘ll be there! 2w
Mitch Yeah Austin ! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼This time next week I‘ll be there! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 2w
Soubhiville Can‘t wait @Mitch! 2w
Mitch @Soubhiville I‘m working right up to our flight time - so we packed this weekend - suitcase is at the front door ready! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2w
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Wow. I just finished the second story in this. That was too real, and not the ending I was hoping for. I may have to take a break from this book. Don‘t get me wrong, the writing is excellent, it‘s just as good as his other books. I was expecting more supernatural horror than real life could-be-true horror. Whew. Intense.

Soubhiville Oh, #Froedrick says “Good Morning.” 😺 3w
madamereadsalot1 Of the 4 stories, that's the only realistic horror. It was intense and hard to read for sure. The rest, as the first, are true to Joe's usual storytelling. The third is probably my favorite. 3w
Soubhiville @madamereadsalot1 thanks for letting me know, that‘s a relief to hear. 3w
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Cinnamon | Neil Gaiman
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I knew Neil Gaiman had written a few kids books, but hadn‘t had a chance to read any yet. So when I saw this on the shelf at my local library while doing my weekly volunteer shift, I had to set it aside to check out.

Worth it! I loved the surprise ending!

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Are you looking for creepy comics for the Halloween season? This might be exactly what you want.

It combines horror and fairy tale, with gore and a castle. Fun right? And fast, it‘s pretty short.

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An Owl on Every Post | Sanora Babb
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My first Owl Post of this round came! I‘ve never heard of this book @wen4blu It sounds like a fun read! Thank you for the Owl note paper, how fitting!

#OwlPost

Hooked_on_books That notepad is so cute! 3w
wen4blu I hope you like it! 3w
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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@Gissy gave me this one in a holiday swap almost 2 years ago! 😱 My TBR is out of control. But, ‘tis the season for a good scary read, so I‘m starting some Joe this morning! I‘ve liked his other books, so I have high hopes. (Thanks Gissy!) 🎃👻☠️

Reagan-reads I loved this collection. All stellar reads. 3w
bookishbitch I also enjoyed this one immensely. 3w
Gissy I completely understand you. I'm also so behind in my tbr😳but what is important is to enjoy our readings. I hope you like it but sometimes books are not what we expect. I have that book which is also in my tbr. I enjoy all my readings even if the books are ok or so-so because I just chose them. I like to have my own opinion but it seems interesting🤞❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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I wound up with a surprise day off today, so I guess it‘s fall cleaning day. #AudioCleaning

It doesn‘t feel like fall here yet- 82 F when I walked the dog at 8:30, looks like highs will still be in the mid to high 90‘s all week. I‘ll just pretend it‘s crisp out, since it‘s October. Lol. (Not that I mind, I enjoy the heat.)

MicheleinPhilly We just have to get through tomorrow and then it will finally feel like Fall! I can‘t wait! 3w
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Where the Line Bleeds | Jesmyn Ward
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Look at the sweet surprise I found in my mailbox! Thank you so much Misty! I don‘t have this one, and it‘s her debut. I can‘t wait to read it, it sounds really good. 💙
#LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have it too and haven‘t read it 🤦🏼‍♀️ I hope you enjoy it!! Happy fall 😘🧡🍂🍁 3w
UwannaPublishme Great card! 😁 3w
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I don‘t think I‘ll be finishing any more books today, so here‘s my September wrap up!

Favorites: The Testaments, Evelyn Hugo, And White Fragility.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ok so you liked The Testaments?! I‘ve been holding off to see a couple of you guys reviews! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Evelyn 💚😭 3w
Soubhiville @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes I enjoyed The Testaments. I know it‘s getting mixed reviews, but I thought it was great. 3w
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I think this is my favorite graphic novel I‘ve read. It‘s the story of the author‘s family moving to the US from Vietnam. There is a lot of history of the political changes in Vietnam from the 40‘s to the late 70‘s, of which I didn‘t know much. But the family dynamic is the strongest element here. Very good book!
#Igor snuggles 🙂 #CatsOfLitsy

Lindy I love this book too. ❤️ 3w
Nute Cute face! An important story! 3w
JoScho Love me some Igor ❤️ 3w
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alysonwrites What a cute reading buddy! 😻 3w
AmyG Igor is so sweet. ❤️ 3w
BakingAndBooks Best reading cat ever. I really want one. 3w
AmberWB I have this one on my TBR shelf- your review may inspire me to pick it up next! 3w
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You caught me on a Litsy mug day @dariazeoli ! Here‘s my #MondayMorningBeverage, it‘s just black tea, as I finish the tagged book before my exciting day of renewing my car registration, grocery shopping, and taking a load of stuff to a charity shop.

Happy Monday everyone! Let‘s see your Monday Mugs!

WanderingBookaneer Mine is also black tea! 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love that litsy mug! Is it sold online? 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Monday beautiful ☺️❤️ 3w
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Soubhiville @Jee_HookedOnBookz as far as I know the mugs have only been used for prizes from @Litsy so far. @TimSpalding should know the answer though... 3w
britt_brooke Love it!! 3w
Gissy Love that mug!😍❤️❤️❤️ 3w
AmyG Have a wonderful week! DMV on a Monday? 😬 (edited) 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Soubhiville thank you! ❤️ 3w
dariazeoli Sounds like a Productive day! Hope it was easy 👍 3w
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It‘s almost October #AuthorAMonth Readers! Have you got your Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie books chosen yet? I highly recommend Americanah if you haven‘t read it.

Want to join us?

There‘s one more day to get your VE Schwab reviews in. Don‘t forget to use the hashtag and also tag me to be sure I get you entered on the spreadsheet.

New leader: @BookwormAHN with 5 books read.

There will be a prize book for the most books read by mid December.

BookwormAHN I'm thinking of reading Americanah 😺 3w
DivineDiana I have read Americanah and agree it‘s a good one! She looks beautiful in your photo! ❤️ 3w
CareBear She‘s coming to CT at the end of this month, so the timing on this is perfect! She‘s one of my favorite authors and I only have left of hers I haven‘t read yet; I‘ve been saving it! 3w
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CareBear Can you tag me going forward, too? I‘d like to join in! 3w
Soubhiville @carebear yes! I‘m adding you to my spreadsheet right now 😁 3w
ValerieAndBooks I don‘t think I‘m going to finish anything by VE Schwab this month 😔. Although she‘s well-loved, I don‘t think she‘s for me. I do have Adichie‘s Purple Hibiscus in my TBR so I‘ll definitely start that in October! Hoping to find Half of a Yellow Sun soon, because it‘s on the 1001 Books list. 3w
Soubhiville @ValerieAndBooks that‘s ok! I‘m reading Purple Hibiscus this month too. I‘ve been meaning to read it for some time. 😊 3w
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Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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Interesting that I have both of these from the library at the same time for #24b4monday. The Hosseini is beautiful and so sad. (And very short, a picture book really.)

The Best We Could Do is a graphic memoir. I‘m loving the story of Bui‘s family history. Tagged book below in comments.

Andrew65 These both look interesting. 😊 4w
ManyWordsLater Sea prayer is maybe the saddest book I‘ve read in a long time. 4w
britt_brooke Cover trends are so interesting. 4w
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I really liked this @Avanders , and I used your bookmark with it, because it felt like a perfect match.

I thought this was YA, but I‘m not sure after reading it... anyone know how it‘s usually classified?

Anyway, I thought it had a bit of a slow start, but once I got through the world building part the story was great. I‘ll definitely continue the series. ❤️
#Sietje

TheReadingMermaid Slow maybe, but good! 😘 4w
Soubhiville @TheReadingMermaid yes, definitely! 4w
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Andrew65 I want to get to this, well done. 👏👏👏 4w
valeriegeary I think this is adult fantasy. If I'm remembering correctly she uses V.E. for her adult fiction and Victoria for her YA/middle grade books. 🤗 4w
Cortg My library system has it labeled Adult Science Fiction. I would have thought Fantasy though. 4w
Avanders Yay! I agree... not quite ya... but almost like, new ya. Older and grittier... 3w
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I‘m starting this morning with this one for #24b4monday. I have almost 6 hours on the clock from yesterday. Enjoying this so far!

Andrew65 A great start, will be interested in your thoughts on this book. 4w
Avanders I need to get back to this series.... ♥️ 3w
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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This was the perfect introduction to a Month of creepy reading! A spooky haunted house story with a very good narration, I found the reading perfect for this type of story.

Jee_HookedOnBookz I'm planning to read this too! ❤️ 4w
AmyG I loved this book and the old movie. Scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. 4w
Lola Reading this now. Creep good. 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m hoping I can join for a good chunk of the weekend! I don‘t have a planned stack, it would just be nice to have a good chunk of quiet reading time 🧡.
#24b4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Agreed! ❤️ 4w
Gissy I will try! 4w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 4w
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Banned Books | Marcia Amidon Lusted
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Oh my gosh what an amazing art installation! I wish I could go to Germany to see it! Here‘s the article link:

http://www.bookishbuzz.info/artist-uses-100000-banned-books-to-build-a-full-size...

AmyG That‘s amazing. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Incredible 1mo
JacqMac Wow! 😍 1mo
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CarolynM Fabulous! One of my most vivid memories of Berlin is the memorial to Nazi book burning in Bebelplatz. It's a clear Perspex square on the ground through which you look down to room sized cube lined with empty bookshelves. It sent shivers down my spine. 4w
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What an informative and insightful book. I know I should return it because there are several holds after me, but I kind of want to listen to it again.

I learned things about myself during this book. I very much recommend it.

Samplergal Wasn‘t it great? Hard to read at times, but every person should read it. 1mo
Christine Yup, so great. I plan to reread this repeatedly. 4w
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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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And with that, I have completed my #LitsyAtoZ challenges for both Authors and Titles! Woohoo!

This was my Y author.

A fast paced story of a warrior girl taken prisoner by an enemy clan. I appreciated the undercurrent of finding the sameness in “the other”.

BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Bookzombie Congratulations! I need to remember to go fill out the form. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, nice job! 1mo
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The Crane Wife | Patrick Ness
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I stopped by to visit a neighborhood Little Free Library on my morning walk with the dog. I left this book, and didn‘t plan to take anything with me, but a title grabbed my attention: The Thing About Jellyfish, so that came home with me 😊. #LFL

Hooked_on_books That looks like an old newspaper vending machine. I love it when things are repurposed. 👍🏼 1mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books yes it is! There was one like this in Knoxville too. It‘s such a great use for them. 💙 1mo
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Another book chosen for my bookclub‘s travel topic.
Kate Harris grew up thinking she wanted to be an explorer. Her destination of choice? Mars! But after participating in a Mars simulation study in the Utah desert, she realized her preference was for the wide open, freedom in nature and the open road. So she set out to bike the Silk Road.

My favorite part: it‘s impossible to get a Visa to enter Tibet, but once you‘ve snuck across the border⬇️

Soubhiville They will happily give you a Visa allowing you to travel the rest of the way through the country so you can leave! I also loved the stories of her time in Turkey- it sounds like the people there really embraced her journey and loved hosting and feeding her for one night, just to be supportive and part of her experience. A very cool book! 1mo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for putting this book in my hands. I‘m in love and devastated.

I‘ll make a real review after processing a little. For now- I just learned how difficult it is to see when you have tears all over your glasses.

nelehelen I need to read this! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww I‘m so happy that you loved it as much as I do!! 💚💚💚💚💚😘😘😘😘 (edited) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen yes!!! You do!!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Huh, I can‘t tell if you liked it or not. 🤔😆😉 1mo
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We had quite a mixture of places and genres for our Travel/World reading theme this month for #LitsyATXReadersSociety. Almost everyone read multiple books, so I guess this was a popular theme! What a terrific discussion, I very much enjoyed it!

teainthelibrary This is amazing! I just added many to my TBR list 😂 1mo
rabbitprincess That's quite the cover on Curious Scotland 😂 1mo
Soubhiville @rabbitprincess yes! @eyelit read that one. She‘s very interested in Scotland, and read at least parts of 4 books about it! 1mo
alysonwrites I really enjoyed this discussion, too. So many different lenses on travel—food, cycling, folklore, burial customs, fiction. It was great! 1mo
Soubhiville @Morr_Books here are all the club‘s travel books. Enjoy! 2w
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#LitsyATXReadersSociety met yesterday at our beautiful Central Branch Library to discuss Travel books. Almost everyone read multiple books! 📚😁

Avanders 🥰🥰 Love seeing everyone‘s beautiful face! 1mo
AmyG I wish I could join. That‘s awesome. 🙌🏻 (edited) 1mo
Soubhiville @AmyG I wish you could too! 1mo
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Blaire Oh how nice! That is a gorgeous library. I stopped in last time I was in Austin. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz I love seeing Littens meet up in real life. Looks like a great time! 1mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 😍 1mo
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m so glad I managed to situate myself so I was mostly hidden! 😀 1mo
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The White Darkness | David Grann
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Our #LitsyATXReadersSociety topic for yesterday was Travel or books that focus on any region. One of the books I read was The White Darkness.

I‘m not sure why I love books that take place in Antarctica, I would never want to go there. Maybe it‘s the isolation, and the will one has to have to push through the world‘s most extreme environment.

This is very short and informative, a true story of one man‘s obsession and treks. A little dry though.

Zelma I also am drawn to books in Antarctica. Loved 5is one. So quiet and contemplative and small, yet packed a punch. Have you read Jerri Nielsen‘s memoir of living there as a physician and then having to operate on herself? 😱 1mo
Soubhiville @zelma I hadn‘t heard of that one yet, thanks for putting it on my radar! 1mo
Zelma @Soubhiville it‘s an older book but I remember find it quite interesting. 1mo
Bookzombie I really enjoyed this one. I even teared up at the end. 1mo
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