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The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
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Hall Memorial Library | Ellington, CT (Library)
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I didn‘t make it to the literary festival today, but I did find this fantastic poster at the library where we had our DAR meeting. Marty McFly says “read”.

Heatherfeather The hair...😂🤣 2w
Texreader Gosh he looks so young! Where has the time gone?!? 2w
TaciturnWhenReading Omg! Amazing! 😂 2w
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umbrellagirl @Heatherfeather I know, right? 2w
ValerieAndBooks Love it 😍!! BTW sent in my DAR app last month. I‘m told it‘ll take a couple months before I hear back. Was a bit disappointed that I won‘t be member number 1000000 😂 ! 1w
umbrellagirl @ValerieAndBooks that is wonderful news! Usually it takes 6-8 weeks from the time it is received at our national HQ 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1w
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The Avon Free Public Library | Avon, CT (Library)
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So that‘s what they do with the ARCs.

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Connecticut | Zachary Kent
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MoMogrl I can't make it😭 I have way too much going on that day. Bummer 4w
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bookish_wookish Oooooo! Thanks for the tag! 4w
Ncostell Thanks for the tag! This looks great, I have a few things going on that day but would like to make it for at least part of it. 4w
CareBear My stepsister is getting married that day, but I am hoping to make it!!! I‘ll keep you updated! 4w
MrBook 😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I have a book club meeting that day 😩. I really want to go to this. Take lots of pics please! 4w
mrozzz Oh wow how exciting!! 4w
mcipher I think I can make it this time! It definitely looks fun! Anyone else coming from the New London area? 4w
umbrellagirl @MoMogrl @MrBook ☹️ maybe next time. I hope this will become a regular event. 4w
umbrellagirl @Ncostell @CareBear @mcipher I have some other things going on but hoping I can attend some of the day. 🤞🏻 4w
ScientistSam Thanks for the tag! I don't think I can go but wish I could! Have fun! 4w
j9brown It sounds super fun but I'm going to be away 😖 thanks for the tag though, it would be great to meet up with the CT folks again - hopefully some other time! 4w
Amiable I am a definite maybe! @mcipher If I can make it, I‘d be coming from East Lyme, if that helps? 3w
Readergrrl I tagged this on FB too. I'm trying to come but I have a kid's birthday party to attend in the afternoon.... I'll try as hard as I can because I LOVE Real Artways!!!! 3w
mcipher @Amiable Let me know if you have any interest in carpooling! No big deal if not - I just always wonder about Hartford parking 😆 3w
kspenmoll Thanks so much! Hope to get to it if I can. 3w
Ncostell I‘m not sure if anyone is heading to this today. I meant to but have been fighting off a cold and won‘t be able to make it. Hope those who go have fun! 2w
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Hey #groupK from the last round of #lmpbc 🥰 Thinking of you as I start this one that came with one of my monthly packages. Hope you are all doing well!

BookwormAHN 😺😺 1mo
IndoorDame Ooh that one looks fun! Happy reading! 💜💜💜 1mo
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The Avon Free Public Library | Avon, CT (Library)
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2. Once or twice per week usually. I‘ve been working on my TBRs at home, so not much recently.
3. Ebooks mostly, and one or twice an audio book. We used to get DVDs for my son too.
#getlibrarycarded

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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice | Donna Kauffman, Allyson Charles, Kate Angell
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Today I will be mostly reading and enjoying my pumpkin iced coffee.

Nebklvr Wahhhh 2mo
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arlenefinnigan It's been a rubbish summer in England, I want it to be cold enough for scarves and gloves and for the shops to be full of pumpkin spice crap now. 2mo
umbrellagirl @arlenefinnigan it‘s still rather warm here but I am ready for autumn! 2mo
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Two thumbs up for our second book #lmpbc #groupN

nomadreader I'm looking forward to this one...and it reminds me to read this month's so I can mail it this weekend😬! 2mo
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🧳 🕰 Time travel
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🏃🏻‍♀️👍🏻📚Running a 5K, then some volunteering. Hopefully some reading in there too. Need to start my #lmpbc #groupN selection for this month.
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#friyayintro

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I have been waiting for this book for 2+ years (GRRM fans, I get it, I know) and now it says not available until March of 2020. I actually just emailed the publisher to ask if they have any ARCs available. I was nice about it.

Is this a jerk thing to do? Is this a reasonable ask? Has anyone else asked a publisher for an ARC? Did you get one?

ju.ca.no Asking doesn‘t hurt anyone :) I‘m crossing my fingers for you! it‘s been sooo looooong🙈 2mo
umbrellagirl @ju.ca.no I was on GR looking for a giveaway and I added this to my TBR over two years ago! 2mo
ju.ca.no @umbrellagirl I‘ve also posted about it somewhen two years ago🙈 too long!! 2mo
bookandbedandtea Oh no! I was so excited to hear she was writing this book so learning about this delay is depressing. I wish you luck with the ARC. Can't hurt to ask! 2mo
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DGRachel They got mine right, too, but I think it may have been the sprinkles that gave me away. 😆💛🖤💛🖤 2mo
KathyWheeler I also got Ravenclaw, which is right. 2mo
LibrarianJen I got Hufflepuff which is wrong. I think it‘s because I like anything with sprinkles! 2mo
umbrellagirl @DGRachel @LibrarianJen My son chose all of the sprinkles options and he got Slytherin. He‘s a Hufflepuff. 2mo
umbrellagirl @KathyWheeler 💙💙💙 2mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Adios DEN! Crab cakes @ CLT and then home. It‘s been a long week.

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Manchester Community College Library | Manchester, CT (Library)
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I found this cute #lfl at a park in Manchester CT.

CrowCAH Colorful! 🎨 2mo
umbrellagirl @CrowCAH Maybe it will appeal to kids. 🤞🏻 2mo
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Accompanied by crickets

AmyG Ooo I have this on my tbr pile. Enjoy reading it. 2mo
umbrellagirl @AmyG I‘m just starting out but it‘s good so far. 2mo
MellieAntoinette I loooooved this book so much! It was all the food references! Just waiting to feed me! (edited) 2mo
umbrellagirl @MellieAntoinette Yes! It‘s making me excited for my visit to China in November. 2mo
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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1. I am planning a girls‘ trip to PEI for next summer. It is a book themed trip since we are all kindred spirits who love the Anne of Green Gables series. 🇨🇦
2. I‘ve been to six of the seven continents and am planning a trip to Antarctica. 🇦🇶🐧🐳
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Awesome! Thanks for playing! 2mo
Megabooks Cool! 2mo
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Hey #lmpbc #groupN #round6
I forgot to post a pic but my selection went out in the mail earlier this week. Carrie, it‘s heading your way.

nomadreader Woo hoo! This reminds me to post my post office picture😂 3mo
julesG 😍 Postman Pat. Now I have the theme song playing in my head. 😁 3mo
umbrellagirl @nomadreader I‘m excited to see what arrives for me. I don‘t remember who was sending to me so it will be a surprise. 3mo
umbrellagirl @julesG Sorry! that‘s what made me think of it. 3mo
julesG There are worse songs that could be stuck in my head right now. Postman Pat playing on loop in English, German and Danish isn't too bad. 3mo
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The Golden Wolf | Linnea Hartsuyker
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For once I am reading an ARC in a timely manner, as in not a year after the book was released. 🤣

It is far too hot here to do anything other than sit in the air con and read.

MellieAntoinette OMG so jealous! Just started this series and it‘s soooooo good so far! 3mo
umbrellagirl @MellieAntoinette the first two were excellent so I am expecting good things from this one as well. 3mo
umbrellagirl @MellieAntoinette You might be interested in 3mo
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LibrarianJen I missed the Goblet of Fire one too. 3mo
AbhisekBasu Check out the scariest book you'll read this year. Link in bio! ☠️ 3mo
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Stolen from Facebook. 💙 #theyrenotwrong #ravenclaw

Bklover Yep! 3mo
La_Cori Ahahahah! 🤣🤣 So true.. 3mo
SassyBookworm Proud Ravenclaw!!! 🤓📖💙 (edited) 3mo
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DrJAdMerricksson 😆😆😆 yup 3mo
Birdsong28 Yes!!! 💙💙💙💙 3mo
Slajaunie I love it! 😂😂😂💙💙💙 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Yep!! 💙📚💙📚💙 3mo
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Stuck at an airport hotel for the night unexpectedly. Starting my #lmpbc pick. #round6 #groupN

nomadreader Excited to read this one! 3mo
Jess861 This is such an amazing book! 3mo
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The Sea Queen: A Novel | Linnea Hartsuyker
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Bookish breakfast. I tried the vegemite. Sorry, Australia, but it‘s a no from me. (The toast is a bit burnt. I didn‘t use *that* much.)

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Fun day spent in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, plus I found this cute indie bookshop. Had to limit myself to one, due to space in my bag. Beautiful area! 🇦🇺

LapReader The Mountains has great second hand book shops too. (edited) 3mo
umbrellagirl @LapReader I wish I‘d had more time there. And such friendly people! 3mo
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Do people buy travel guidebooks still? #ontheroadagain

Tamra We had in the past, but the interwebs are so convenient now......😜 4mo
Karizma I still do. It's how I dream about new locales. I usually buy used or borrow from the library though. 4mo
Coleen I do a bit of both....I find that a physical book that you can easily flip through is more convenient, although I more often borrow one from the library than buy one. 4mo
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JenReadsAlot I do!! 4mo
umbrellagirl @Tamra Very true. I do research o line before I go but sometimes my internet connection is limited overseas. I know a lot of things are blocked in China, which is my next destination, so I‘ll buy a book before I go. 3mo
umbrellagirl @Karizma I do that too. I try to make sure the book isn‘t too old if I am buying used. 3mo
umbrellagirl @Coleen sometimes it is nice to have a book to flip through. I don‘t usually like to take library books with me when I travel though. 3mo
umbrellagirl @JenReadsAlot @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I‘m glad I‘m not the only one. 🙂 3mo
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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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Heading to DC for DAR Continental Congress. Any other members on Litsy? #darcc19

BarbaraTheBibliophage I started working on my application. But I got sidetracked trying to find a copy of my grandfather‘s birth certificate. His sister did all the hard work, I just have to gather the proof that I‘m related to her. 4mo
umbrellagirl @BarbaraTheBibliophage that‘s great. I hope you‘ll join at some point. It‘s a lot of fun. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @umbrellagirl Thanks—you‘re motivating me to start the hunt for that B.C. again! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Scrolling through and just saw this! I‘m finally getting started with joining the DAR. My grandmother was a member. I met with our local chapter‘s registrar recently about how to get started. I know @mrsmarch is also DAR. How was the convention? 3mo
umbrellagirl @ValerieAndBooks I had a lovely time. I have friends that I see just once a year there. I always leave energised and motivated. I hope you will join! 3mo
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Any other #potterhead littens playing #wizardsunite ?
Let‘s be friends!

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mklong Sending you a request now, I‘m Sandy Lou on there. This is so fun! 4mo
umbrellagirl @mklong I love it! 4mo
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Clwojick Sent! 4mo
Lauram Sent! I‘m Laurmel 😄🧙‍♀️ 4mo
umbrellagirl Added all of you! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
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If I had a lot of money, I would buy acres of woods. I would put a wall around them and live there like it was another time. Maybe I would find one other person to live with me there. Someone who was willing to promise they‘d never speak a word about anything in the present. I doubt I could find anyone like that. I‘ve never met anyone yet who‘d make that kind of promise.

RaimeyGallant What a quote! 4mo
umbrellagirl @RaimeyGallant I‘m finding this book to be very quotable. 😍 4mo
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Ok #lmpbc #groupN #round6
Here are my suggestions. Has anyone read any of these? Any that you‘re more or less interested in reading? I‘ll tag them all in the comments for convenience.

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Princess-Kingofkings I've read A Rumored Fortune. I adore Joanna and I liked the book. 4mo
annahenke The Natasha Solomon is really good. I did it on audio. 4mo
umbrellagirl @Princess-Kingofkings @annahenke Thank you! 4mo
BookishBelle I haven‘t read any of them. I‘m more interested in The Lace Reader, All the Birds in the Sky, and The Song of Hartgrove Hall. 4mo
umbrellagirl @BookishBelle great, thanks! 4mo
nomadreader Fun! Most of these look good to me. I'm not interested in A Rumored Fortune (Christian fiction is not my thing). The Gathering has been on my TBR forever as I've loved some of her other books. I've also been wanting to read The Light Between the Oceans for quite awhile. All the Birds in the Sky is outside of my normal comfort zone, but I've heard great things about it.
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umbrellagirl @nomadreader I didn‘t realize it was Christian. That‘s also not my thing but I‘ll undoubtedly read it anyway. I‘ll definitely skip it for this group since it is not within our genres. I am leaning towards Light Between Oceans since it is set in Australia and I‘ll be visiting there in a couple of weeks. 4mo
RaimeyGallant The Light Between Oceans is somewhere on my tbr. Thanks for the reminder! 4mo
RaimeyGallant My comment may show up three times. Litsy went dark on me for a second there and I kept pressing send lol. 4mo
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Even though I don‘t believe in God, last year I convinced my mother to let me join the Catholic church choir in our town just so I could sing the Mozart Kyrie at Easter. I can‘t even really sing, but the thing is, if you close your eyes when you sing in Latin, and if you stand right at the back so you can keep one hand against the cold stone wall of the church, you can pretend you‘re in the Middle Ages. That‘s why I did it.

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The Golden Wolf | Linnea Hartsuyker
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Thanks @HarperCollins and goodreads! I need to read the second in the series so I can dig into this when it arrives. Really enjoyed the first installment.

LapReader Linnéa is the name of my oldest step daughter. Not a common name in Australia. 4mo
umbrellagirl @LapReader The author is American but of Scandinavian ancestry. It reminds me of 4mo
LapReader That one looks gorgeous. My Linnéa is half Swedish. 4mo
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😍

LibrarianRyan ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 4mo
Sarah83 I also bought it. It's wonderful. 🤩 4mo
readingjedi I want this sooooo much. If there's a copy in my local Waterstones tomorrow, it's coming home with me! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader Love this book it‘s great for dipping in and out of 4mo
umbrellagirl I had literally no more room in my bags so it had to stay. 4mo
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BookishBelle Hey, I‘m in group n too! Yay! 4mo
umbrellagirl @BookishBelle Yay! I didn‘t tag anyone since I didn‘t know the user names. Round 5 was my first time signing up and we‘ve had a really good group. I‘m excited for new book choices. 4mo
BookishBelle I don‘t know who our other members are. I‘m not sure how to figure it out either. I‘m guessing we‘ll get an email at some point so we can start figuring out our genre. 4mo
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umbrellagirl @BookishBelle Last time we got an email with everyone‘s info including Litsy handles. It was right after the signup closed. We all then sent an introductory email and agreed we‘d send small goodies with our monthly packages. 4mo
BookishBelle Sounds good! 😊 4mo
nomadreader Me too! Hooray!
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The Club Dumas | Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto
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Work colleagues have gone home. Finally some time to enjoy Seattle today. Starting with bookish breakfast.

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The Club Dumas | Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto
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“A cross between Umberto Eco and Anne Rice”. SOLD!

Found a nice little indie bookshop near Pike Place Market. I wish I had more time to browse but they were closing.

rather_be_reading the upstairs was so cute! 4mo
umbrellagirl @rather_be_reading I‘m planning to go back on Thursday after I finish with my audit project. 4mo
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Red Queen | Philippa Gregory
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I have underestimated my book needs for this trip. 😕

Just finished this one on my flight. I never get this right. Anyone have any good bookstore recommendations in Seattle?

AlaMich I visited Seattle last summer and can recommend Elliott Bay Book Company. https://www.elliottbaybook.com/ 4mo
umbrellagirl @AlaMich thank you! 4mo
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Happy early birthday to @Jerdencon 🎂#49bdaygiveaway

Jerdencon Thanks for joining 😀 4mo
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I‘m not crying, you‘re crying!

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It‘s arrived! My last read for the #lmpbc #groupk 💙
I will miss these monthly care packages from Ashley. Thank you so much!! ✈️🗺🧳📚☕️

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😸 5mo
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The Half-Drowned King: A Novel | Linnea Hartsuyker
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Super jealous of all of the #bookcon and #bookexpo posts, but my little guy made homemade cupcakes for the first time. Oh, and Good Omens is out!!

Tamra Sweet - Figuratively and literally! 5mo
cathysaid Does it help that I‘m super jealous of your cupcakes? 5mo
umbrellagirl @Tamra 💙💙 5mo
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umbrellagirl @cathysaid aw, thanks! He did a really good job on them. 5mo
tpixie Tell him they look so delicious!! 5mo
umbrellagirl @tpixie thank you! 5mo
tpixie 😋 5mo
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MayaB1226 Hello, fellow Trillian! 😁 5mo
IamIamIam Totally unexpected, I got Ford!! My husband thought we'd both end up with Marvin. 😂😂😂 5mo
vivastory @IamIamIam Same here! 😂 5mo
umbrellagirl @IamIamIam I also thought I might get Marvin. 5mo
umbrellagirl @MayaB1226 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 5mo
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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thereadingowlvina 😂👍 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Seriously! 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
umbrellagirl @thereadingowlvina @Lovesbooks87 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And I might just do it all again tomorrow!!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @umbrellagirl I think I will too!! 5mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Book one for the holiday weekend. Nearly half finished and no clue whodunnit.

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The Gathering | Anne Enright
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Did we post our pic from this weekend? I didn‘t see it so I‘m sharing. Nice to meet everyone and hope to get together again soon! #ctlitsymeetup

monalyisha Absolutely read #clitsy instead of #ctlitsy & was a little excited. 😆🌸💪🏻 5mo
KatieDid927 Yay! 💃🏻 5mo
Avanders 😍😍😍 5mo
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umbrellagirl @monalyisha that might require a change of venue 🤣🤣 5mo
umbrellagirl @KatieDid927 💙💙💙 5mo
umbrellagirl @Avanders good times! 5mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 5mo
minkyb Oh, where did you meet? I am in MA! Assuming CT is connecticut! 🤔 5mo
j9brown A fabulous bunch of bookworms 💖😄 5mo
Amiable Such a good afternoon! Was thrilled to be able to participate. @minkyb We met at RJ Julia‘s in Madison. 🙂 (edited) 5mo
ScientistSam It was fabulous and I loved meeting everyone. 5mo
mrozzz 💗💗💗 5mo
Ncostell It was so nice to meet everyone, I had a great time! 5mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Yesterday‘s #bookhaul courtesy of RJ Julia‘s and my fellow CT/NY Littens. Thanks again to @CareBear for arranging.

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1. Tea. Currently enjoying honey vanilla chamomile from the lovely @BookwormAHN #lmpbc
2. Salty, savoury. Preferably with some cheese involved. Or a potato item🥔.
3. Cats
4. Beach but not hot. Nice cool weather. And a bonfire.
5. Tagging @CareBear , our fabulous CT meetup organiser
#summersantagoespostal #summerthisorthat @Hestapleton

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ that tea sounds LOVELY 6mo
BookwormAHN I'm glad you're enjoying the tea 😺 6mo
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Slade House | David Mitchell
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If you link your Amazon account with Avis Car Rental, they send you a voucher based on the price of the rental. Of course I‘m going to spend it on books.

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The Book of Beloved | Carolyn Haines
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Perfect timing @BookwormAHN and thank you!
Just finished Ruth Rendell‘s Girl Next Door on my flight today. Came home from my work trip to find my next #groupk #lmpbc selection and some delicious tea selections.

BookwormAHN Enjoy 😸 6mo
umbrellagirl @BookwormAHN This honey vanilla chamomile is delicious. Thanks again! 6mo
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How I‘ve missed you, Flavia!

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Back at home and finally starting my #lmpbc #groupk selection for April!

BookwormAHN Hope you enjoy it 😺 6mo
umbrellagirl @BookwormAHN I loved it! I‘ve just today sent it along to @MaleficentBookDragon 6mo
BookwormAHN Good, so did I 😺 6mo
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Really good fun. 👍🏻👍🏻

Swe_Eva I very much like her books about Irene Huss - and the TV series as well. 👍🏻 6mo
umbrellagirl @Swe_Eva I will look for those. Irene appeared briefly in one of these stories. 6mo
Swe_Eva @umbrellagirl I like that she isn‘t one of those tortured detectives, but a normal mum in a good marriage. 6mo
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