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Joined October 2017

Book Nerd. Slytherin. Cat Mom. Vermonter.
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ really loved it! I‘m NERVOUS for Drums of Autumn - I hear it is quite different.

JulieAnn It‘s still good! The whole series is amazing. 2y
WhatThePuck Drums of Autumn was definitely my least favorite. I gave Voyager 5 stars and Drums 3. I still plan to read The Fiery Cross though. I feel this is just par for the course with any series this long. Some you love more than others. 2y
tracylovesbooks @JulieAnn that‘s good to hear!!! @WhatThePuck Yes! I loved Voyager! What did you give Dragonfly in Amber for a star rating? 2y
WhatThePuck I gave Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber 4 stars, but feel 4.5 is probably more accurate. Lol. 2y
tracylovesbooks @WhatThePuck hahaha sometimes star ratings are so difficult that way. 2y
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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This was taken a few days ago, but I‘ve been reading Voyager. I think I‘ll probably finish by Sunday. I‘ve heard that Drums of Autumn has quite a different vibe from the first three. Thoughts? Did you like it?

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So excited for this!!! #IdRatherBeReading

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Whatcha reading, all?

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Untitled | Unknown
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Hey Litsy friends! I just started my very own bookish IG Page. If you‘re interested, please follow! Would love to see you over there, too. 💕💕💕

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So I just buzzed all my hair off (yay! Feels wonderful!) and I‘m wondering if any of you have read a novel where the protagonist is described as having really short hair. Any ideas?

RaimeyGallant Looks great! How about Rose McGowan's memoir? It's on my list. Also, did any of the protags have short short hair in Girl, Interrupted? 2y
RaimeyGallant There's an important female character in the last book I wrote who has a shaved head, but I haven't published it yet. :) 2y
tracylovesbooks @RaimeyGallant thanks! Yeah, I‘ve read a few anthologies that feature essays/short memoir about shaved heads. Trying to find some fiction though. Let me know when your book is published!! 2y
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I just joined Book of the Month for the first time! Are you all members? What did you pick for July? Also, hi! Sorry I‘ve been garbage about posting. Whatcha all reading this weekend? #tbr #botm

LitLogophile My pick as well! 2y
tracylovesbooks @LitLogophile yay! How long would you say shipping takes? 2y
LitLogophile Do you have your account set to ship immediately? I do and it still usually takes a week or so 2y
tracylovesbooks I‘ll have to check the settings I have. Thanks! @LitLogophile 2y
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Just started it this afternoon!

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Baker's Secret | Stephen Kiernan
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Picked up a few goodies today. Have you read any of these??

JacqMac The Forgotten Garden is most excellent. But I love Kate Morton. 2y
tracylovesbooks It‘s my first Morton! @JacqMac 2y
Melissa_J I‘ve only read The Forgotten Garden. I loved it! 2y
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I‘ve had a really hard time concentrating since Uncle Jerry‘s sudden death. I‘m giving myself permission today to read slowly. I‘m more of what I call a production reader - that is, super-fast-binge-reader. Today, I‘ll be a process reader and go with the flow as best I can.

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Haven‘t read as much as usual, but I‘m excited to dig deeper into this story. 💜

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Okay don‘t judge me. I found this on audio through my library and I‘ve been listening to it since last night while I finish knitting a pair of socks. I don‘t know what it is about it, but I am really enjoying it. Am I lame? Yeah. That‘s okay. It‘s been a long day, and sadly another death in the family has occurred. My heart hurts so very much.

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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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Checked this out digitally from my library tonight. YA contemporary is so not my thing, but sometimes I need something fluffy and easy. This is both of those things.

Melissa_J I enjoy a lot of YA fantasy, but most contemporary YA drives me nuts (mainly because it‘s been a long since since I was a young adult and I don‘t relate much anymore). Will be curious for your thoughts on this. 2y
tracylovesbooks @Melissa_J I binge read it in three hours last night. YA Contemporary can infuriate me SO much. I‘m 27, but still feel like a grandma when reading them. This was sweet (like, icky sticky sweet and cotton candy). It was a perfect distraction, though. There‘s a fun little element in it too - our protagonist is a “Starfield” nerd. (Think Star Trek). At times cringey, but in a super adorable way. Some clever plays on the traditional Cinderella story. 2y
LShelby I actually tend to prefer contemporary YA romances to the adult ones, especially the funny ones. I might give this one a try. If there‘s too much sugar, I can always bail, right? 2y
tracylovesbooks @LShelby if you like YA contemporary romance, you‘ll love this. Enjoy! 2y
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I know I‘ve been quiet the past week. I had a family member tragically and suddenly die, and I‘m absolutely devastated. 💔 I started the City of Brass but haven‘t read any of it any all week because I just can‘t focus. Picked this up at the library after therapy but haven‘t really read much of it... my heart hurts so much, my friends.

JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔🌹❤️ 2y
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The City of Brass | S. A. Chakraborty
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My Friday night is LITerary. THE CITY OF BRASS. What are you all reading? ✨🔥 #fridayreads #lit

TheBookKeepers I read this recently! Very good!! 2y
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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And picked this one up randomly at Target after a really depressing dr appointment this afternoon.

Libby1 Hope you‘re ok. 💕 2y
tracylovesbooks @Libby1 Thanks. It‘s a lot to take in. Still processing. I will be okay. 💜 2y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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Excited about this one!

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💜 how sweet does this look?

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The City of Brass | S. A. Chakraborty
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A few of the books on my TBR currently. Pretty random selection, I know. Wanna know what‘s weird? I have NEVER pegged myself as a “fantasy person” but I‘m learning that I actually really enjoy historical fantasies. Do you have a fav historical fantasy? Gimme your recs! #tbr #littens

ElenaBaer It technically not historical fantasy, more like time travel,but Michael Crichton's "Timeline" was really good. And I just bought the Maisie Dobbs too! (edited) 2y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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So I need to say something a little dif than usual: I want to talk about reading and #selfcare 💜 You do not ever have to push through a book if it is emotionally too much for you. I make no secret of my PTSD, and this particular narrative hit way too close to home for me. I put it down and tried reading it again today. I struggled through 1/2 of it. But I‘m done. And that‘s okay. #mentalhealth

Reecaspieces Yes it is. It is about enjoyment. And if reading this is not enjoyable to you...move on..YOU GOT THIS 2y
Melissa_J So true! 2y
JacqMac Litsy actually helped me be comfortable with not finishing a book that I‘m not enjoying. It‘s ok to let it go. Reading should be fulfilling. 2y
TrishB I bailed, too close for me also. Totally agree. 2y
tracylovesbooks @TrishB hugs. 💜 2y
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Okay - I wasn‘t expecting a YA fantasy to have such lyrical writing, but this definitely has that quality. I enjoyed the characters and detailed world. At times I thought the narrative got a bit repetitive, like I had read the same line a few times in dif spots from dif characters. The ending left me kinda confused though. Recommend overall!

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Just picked this one up. I generally don‘t gravitate toward YA fantasy - but this sounds really good.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Finally starting this. Have you read it?

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The Room on Rue Amlie | Kristin Harmel
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Gobbled this right down. Not the most unique storyline, but worth the read if you‘re a WW2 historical fiction person.

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The Room on Rue Amlie | Kristin Harmel
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Multi-perspective narrative set in WW2 Paris. 😍 I just picked it up. Has anybody read it?

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Untitled | Unknown
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I need recommendations! I need something cute. Something sweet. Think: charming, historical fiction. Something that will make me feel - feel hopeful and connected. #tbr #suggestions #recommendations #littens

Coco I really enjoyed The Penny by Joyce Meyer! Also Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd if you haven‘t read it! Love Walked In by Maria de los Santiago was a recent read of mine that was a little slow at times, but overall a charming book (tho it lacks the historical fiction aspect) 2y
tracylovesbooks Thank you my friends! @Andrew65 @Coco 2y
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The Welsh Girl | Peter Ho Davies
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💚 just starting this 💚

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This wasn‘t the best, and I went in knowing that. I didn‘t really like Charlie that much, but Eve‘s story intrigued me. I loved the secondary characters, especially sweet Lili and Finn (though he was a bit too stereotypical Scot for me at times). It‘s worth reading if you like dual perspective and wartime novels.

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The Welsh Girl | Peter Ho Davies
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Help me decide what to read next! #tbr

ReadingSusan I loved The Great Alone. 2y
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Still reading The Alice Network and knitting up a storm. 💜 I‘m still sick which sucks, but that‘s okay. I‘m grateful for cozy wool and an interesting book. The writing is a little cliche at times but I don‘t mind that much.

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I‘m working on this suuupeer cute cowl with little sheep and an alpaca on it! Any other knitters out there? What‘s your favorite knitting related reads? I‘m sick AGAIN so I‘ve got lots of down time. #knitting

ElenaBaer Wow !! I am impressed. I don‘t knit and I don‘t think I can. Although I am only in my 40s I have arthritis in my hands. (edited) 2y
tracylovesbooks @ElenaBaer Oh, that sounds painful. 😕 Does Advil or anti-inflammatory meds help? 2y
ElenaBaer I try not to take anything. I do my best to stay away from salt which makes it worse. On really bad days I have compression gloves. 2y
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Starting this. WW2 fiction is my absolute favorite.

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Still sluggishly reading this one. Maybe it‘s just not the right time for me to read it? Ugh. Idk. #readingslump

Heideschrampf These socks... 😍 2y
tracylovesbooks @Heideschrampf right? 😍😅 2y
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I‘m sorta in a reading slump. Or maybe I‘m just having trouble focusing this past week. Blaaah. I like what I‘m reading, but I can‘t seem to stay with anything. 😐 Anybody else? #readingslump

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I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump the past few days. I‘m hoping to really get into this one tonight, though. We are supposed to get more snow in Vermont tonight and tomorrow so it‘ll feel like brutal Russian winter - fitting for this story! What are you all reading? ❄️❄️❄️

EvieBee The book I‘m reading is set during a freak March snowstorm in Vermont! Stay warm! 2y
tracylovesbooks @EvieBee ❄️❄️❄️❄️ thanks! 2y
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Medication changes has me on the couch feeling like crap. Good thing I‘ve got a stack of new books! Happy Weekend, friends! I‘ve got this cute little nonfiction to gobble down tonight. 💜💜💜 #Littens #weekend

mcipher Feel better! 2y
debthmpsn Look for my photo😁 it‘s on the 2nd glossy page at bottom 🌟 Hope you feel better soon a little bit of LIW should help. (edited) 2y
Libby1 Take care! 💜 2y
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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Okay, so the second half of the book is a lot better than the first half. I almost gave it a so-so, but the second half gave it the boost it needed. I didn‘t like the main character, Maddie, during the first half. As her story progressed though, I found her more relatable. The secondary characters are charming. If you like stories set in Scotland, you‘d likely enjoy this.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Um, reading!
2. 5‘2 and 3/4
3. Life long Vermonter! 💚
4. The Water at the Edge? At Water‘s Edge? (honestly I can‘t even remember the title and I‘m too lazy to go look at the book) 😂
5. Selfie from this Sunday just before my M.A. graduation!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Chelleo Congratulations 🎊🎉🍾🎈 2y
Jess7 Pretty! And congrats!! (edited) 2y
Q84 Congratulations! 2y
tracylovesbooks @Q84 thank you!! 2y
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My recent graduation book stack. Sam gave me two books from the Folio Society (Anne and Julian), one of my grad school buddies gifted me Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome, which is very fitting given my thesis topic, and I snagged the other three thanks to a monetary present from my parents. 🙌🏻 #gradschool #graduation #tbr

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Grabbed a few goodies tonight. Have you all read The Great Alone yet? I LOVED The Nightingale, so I‘m hoping to see more of that dramatic, immersive narrative. #tbr

Sills @tracylovesbooks yes read The Nightingale and am nearly finished with The Great Alone-very detailed and intense. 2y
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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Still reading this. I wish I liked the main character more. But really, I think she‘s insufferably annoying and privileged. I feel for her situation, but I‘d be rooting for her more if she wasn‘t so dumb. 😅 too harsh?

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Sorry I‘ve been MIA! I got my master‘s degree this weekend! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

daniwithtea Congrats!! 2y
rwmg Well done!👩‍🎓 2y
SassyBookworm Congratulations!!! 🎉👏🏼👩🏼‍🎓 2y
CoffeeAndABook 👏👏👏 Congrats!!! 🌸 hope you are really proud of that achievement!!!! 😁 2y
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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Okay, I‘m gonna go with this one! I‘ve got my chamomile with vanilla & honey, and a story set in 1945 Scotland. 💜 Goodnight, readers! #currentlyreading #tea #historicalfiction

Andrew65 I need to read this. 2y
Melissa_J @Andrew65 me too! I‘ve had it since it came out. 2y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Enjoyed (if that‘s the right word) Water for Elephants last year. 2y
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Franklin's Valentines | Paulette Bourgeois
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Oh, also, THIS. I got my Valentine early since this week is hectic as fuck. Ash Wednesday and rehearsal on the 14th, and then I‘m out of town for the weekend because I have graduation for my M.A. degree! 💜💜💜

RebelReader Congratulations on your graduation! 🍾🎉🎊 2y
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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Littens! Help me pick what I should read next. I just want to gobble them all down at once. 😍📚 #tbr #allthebooks #littens

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I finished Guernsey this morning. 💜 It was so sweet. I love epistolary style writing so if you like letters in your novels with a crowd of charming characters, this is for you. You‘ll want to move to the Island and be with your new fictional friends.

Bourriquet76 I finally read it too. I really loved the style. 2y
tracylovesbooks @Bourriquet76 me too! 1/2 of my master‘s thesis is epistolary. 🙌🏻 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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1. Anne of Green Gables
2. I mean, Anne and Gil 💜💜💜 But also Lee and Rosemary from the TV show When Calls the Heart.
3. Tulip (pink)
4. Chocolate/Caramel
5. Pink
#manicmonday @JoScho

monalyisha I have never heard of that show! I‘ll have to look it up! #googlefiend 2y
tracylovesbooks @monalyisha it‘s pretty on the cheesy side of things but I binge watched 4 seasons in like a week. No shame. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
monalyisha @tracylovesbooks Oh, cheesy‘s not a dealbreaker for me. No worries! 😉 2y
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Haha, are you guys sick of me posting this book and view from my reading spot? 😅 I am reading it slowly because, honestly, I don‘t want it to end.

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It‘s a rainy, damp night. Rest well, friends! Stay cozy. 💜💜💜