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whippoorwill815

whippoorwill815

Joined December 2016

Eclectic mood reader who gravitates towards mystery/thriller/horror. Crime lab employee 🧬👩🏼‍🔬Ravenclaw. Coffee. Kindle💙
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The Institute by Stephen King
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Ok, as a Binghamton native I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Stephen King knows what Binghamton is...let alone that he knows our minor league baseball team 😂😂

If anyone is wondering if that is *really* what they are called, I am pleased to inform you that yes, the Rumble Ponies are 100% real.

Thanks for the shoutout, SK!

GloVerdino A Tebow reference in there would have been amazing 2w
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The Institute | Stephen King
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I‘ve been a little MIA and this is why! My fiancé and I adopted this teen mom kitty last week. She‘s a tortie (although hard to tell from this particular photo). She‘s about a year old and we named her Lily! #catsoflitsy

I‘ve been reading as much as I can though (tagged book!) and even though I almost missed it, I signed up for the science fiction group for #LMPBC! We have a couple spots left, join us! ?

AmyG She is a beauty! Congrats....cat parents! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Birdsong28 Beautiful 😻📚📖 2w
Ruthiella Adorable! 😻😻😻😻 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks Aww!! 😻😻 2w
JoScho Yay!!! 2w
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Hey @erinreads and @Endowarrior21 - just wanted to let you guys know the package with the replacement #readersgonnaread book arrived!

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Looks like my fingers 1-click ordered this before my brain caught up with what they were doing 🤷‍♀️

rather_be_reading oopsy!! haha 2w
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Just a heads up that I sent out #LMPBC to @Victoriahoperose and #readersgonnaread to @Chili ! Both are being sent media mail and the expected delivery for both is next Tuesday!

Victoriahoperose Yay! Can‘t wait. Gonna send mine out tomorrow! 2mo
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These are my recent Kindle purchases. They were both on my TBR and I got them both on sale last week.

But the real message here is: I‘m ready for fall!!

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Enchante | Gita Trelease
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Book, coffee, and candle on this overcast morning since it‘s a bit too humid to sit outside.

#LMPBC

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Enchante | Gita Trelease
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Happy that the porches are back in service and ready for reading!
#LMPBC

Crazeedi Love porches!!💖 2mo
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Finally going to be spending some quality time with my stack!

The tagged book is my current Kindle read, the hidden book in the book sleeve is for #readersgonnaread, and the one that‘s actually visible is for #LMPBC.

cwarnier What is readers gonearead? 2mo
whippoorwill815 @cwarnier it‘s another Litsy postal book club! It‘s a little different than LMPBC in that it‘s a much bigger group (I think we have 13) and we‘re about halfway through- this round goes to Jan 2020. And all the books are secret so it‘s a surprise each month (hence why it‘s hidden). 2mo
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Porch repairs/repainting project is finally complete! It was a bit of work to say the least...as all house projects seem to be.

On the downside, I can‘t actually enjoy reading out there in the nice weather because we can‘t put the furniture back out for at least 72 hours...my current reading spot is to be perched on the corner of the couch *next to* the opened doors and just feet from the porch proper 🤷🏼‍♀️😅

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The Dreamers: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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#LMPBC

I rated this a pick but it‘s more between a pick and a so-so. I do like her style- a “quiet” dystopian story that is more character focused and not action focused. I enjoyed the dream-like writing and the mysterious tone. Still, something about this left me vaguely unsatisfied. It may just be I preferred The Age of Miracles over this one.

I‘ll be getting this to the post office within the next couple of days!

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The Dreamers: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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It‘s still a bit humid but thankfully it‘s cooled off enough and it‘s breezy enough that I can get my #LMPBC on out on the porch instead of locked inside!

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Like many others, I will be hiding from the heat and having a serious reading day! These are my current reads that I will be alternating between.

YourWordsByDesign I LOVED The Dreamers, it was so good!! 😍 3mo
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Do I have multiple TBR books that I currently own, that I want to read, and they are just waiting for me to pick them up? Yes.

But did I just buy this new book on Kindle despite all of that because I am in the mood to read this right now? Also yes.

I knew you guys would understand.

laurenbescoby All. The. Time. 😂 3mo
Lovesbooks87 Yep! This is really good! Enjoy! 3mo
Powered_By_Plants 😂 totally! I‘m seeing this book everywhere I may have to join you! 3mo
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whippoorwill815 The struggle is real! 😅 @laurenbescoby 3mo
whippoorwill815 That was part of the reason I wanted to read it, so many people are posting about it! And it‘s totally my kind of book! @Powered_By_Plants 3mo
ambam1987 it's so goooooood! 3mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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My weekend to-do list is very large due to having to testify in a trial next week and because we are hosting a family BBQ next week....

But I will not let this infringe on coffee and book time! Starting my new #LMPBC book this morning !

@ambam1987 @Victoriahoperose @cwarnier

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This was a gift from my cousins! It‘s a scratch-off poster that has 100 books on it (a mix of classics and some more modern selections as well) and you scratch them off as you read them.

I just got it all scratched off and hung....my total on this list right now is only 24 😱

Tagged book is in progress, it‘s just been on the back burner to prioritize book clubs and such!

LapReader Where did they get it from? 3mo
whippoorwill815 @LapReader I‘m not sure, although I know they do have them on Amazon! I got the poster hanger on Amazon as well (it‘s weird dimensions so would be a pain to get a proper frame!) 3mo
Powered_By_Plants Oh fab! I bought hubby the film one for Valentine‘s Day ... slowly making our way through them although there are a few strange ones that we keep putting off 😂 3mo
whippoorwill815 I came across the film one while looking for a hanger for it on Amazon! They are so much fun! I think I‘ll have your experience with the book version too, but it will certainly help me read some more classics! @Powered_By_Plants 3mo
SmartSassery This is epic!! 3mo
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The Dreamers: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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New month...which means a new #readersgonnaread book and a new round of #LMPBC!

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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This was one weird book! It was a slower read for me and it takes some effort- the author throws you into the middle this bizarre alternate reality and it‘s definitely “learn as you go”.

Still, I really liked this! I haven‘t read a sci-fi quite like this before- it‘s got human hibernation, drugs, dreams, myths, extreme weather, sort of zombies, mystery, and intrigue (and more!). I loved the world building, once you get a handle on it.

#LMPBC

whippoorwill815 @cwarnier I noticed that for the next round your address is different - should I mail this to the new address? 4mo
cwarnier Yes please. I am moving the 15th of July for a new job! 4mo
whippoorwill815 @cwarnier How exciting!! Good luck moving, I know it‘s no fun!! 4mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I‘m at my parents house this weekend which means I get a reading buddy!

I‘m coming down to the wire on my last #LMPBC book this round... this has nothing to do with the book and everything to do with my lack of reading time lately!

I‘m delving back in this morning to make some progress. I‘m about 75% done.

#dogsoflitsy

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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My reading has sadly taken a hit recently between work and house projects!

I am getting in some porch reading this morning before the rain rolls in and I start on this weekends project- repainting the bathroom ceiling (thrilling, I know!)

I‘m a little behind on my last #LMPBC #Round5 book but hope to make good progress on it this weekend! I find it quite intriguing so far.

FlowerFairy Love your mug! 4mo
whippoorwill815 @FlowerFairy thanks! It was a gift from my cousins and it‘s one of my favorites!! 4mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Hello #LMPBC #Round6 #GroupF !!

Have any of you read this book? I know I normally come up with a few choices but I loved this authors first book and have really wanted to read this one! So I figured this may be my pick if none of you have read it before 😊

cwarnier Sounds interesting 4mo
Victoriahoperose I like her too! Haven‘t read it yet!! 4mo
ambam1987 Haven‘t read it! 4mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I received both of these today! #LMPBC #readersgonnaread

rretzler Loved it! 4mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I‘ve been running around a lot here in Texas (and enjoying the weather- what it‘s like here right now is pretty close to what August in NY is like!) but I‘ve still been checking in on Litsy and actually getting a good amount of reading done!

We did visit some of the historical sites which was fitting for my current audiobook (tagged). This is from the JFK monument in Fort Worth.

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I‘m not sure how much reading I‘ll be able to do in Texas but my Kindle is with me and loaded up!

-Miracle Creek is already in progress
-Stillhouse Lake is on my TBR and was free with amazon prime!
-Red Rising was recommended by a coworker, seems like my kind of thing
-The Priory of the Orange Tree is also TBR and is currently $1.99!!

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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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I did it! I made it!

I‘m leaving for Texas tomorrow (trip with my parents to visit my brother) and will be there until June 1st. This week at work was soooo hectic to say the least.

My goal was also to get my #LMPBC and #readersgonnaread books finished and sent out before I left. Although my bf was the one who actually mailed them, they are officially on the way! @cwarnier @Chili

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Gotta love #bookmail!

The items in the bottom half of the picture are a bday present from a non-Litten friend, which I opened several days early since I‘ll be out of town on my actual bday. So excited about the books!

I‘ve also gotten birthday cards from several lovely Littens over the past couple weeks. (Yes, I got them!) You guys are awesome 😊 @Jas16 @BookwormAHN @Kdgordon88 @Lovesbooks87

BookwormAHN 😺😺 5mo
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First weekend porch morning of the year! I spotted a hummingbird visiting our mystery plant so I‘m glad I‘ve put my hummingbird feeders out!

I just started this book which I bought on Kindle. I had it from the library a little while ago but unfortunately with work craziness reducing reading time, it‘s too much stress to have to read on the library‘s schedule right now!

C.Perone Beautiful way to start the day! 5mo
tracey38 Insaw lots of hummingbirds yesterday out the front window going to the feeder hangung on our front porch. It was too hot to sit out there unfortunately. 5mo
stacybmartin Beautiful view! 😍 5mo
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Wow. As a lab person who works in a field that is stringently regulated for quality control (as I‘m sure anyone who works in any lab can attest), this story is utterly mind boggling.

I spent parts of this book exclaiming “you can‘t do that!!” while learning the extent of what happened in those labs. It‘s still hard to believe they got away with it for so long and bamboozled everyone.

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Reality Boy | A.S. King
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I vowed this round to be better about posting reviews for my #LMPBC books because everyone else in my group is so good and I suck! 😳 Better late than never!

I wavered between pick and so so but landed on pick. I was surprised how dark this was for YA and I wish some things were expanded on more. However, I think this had some really interesting commentary on our collective obsession with reality TV (I am certainly guilty of this!)

OriginalCyn620 Can‘t wait to read it! 5mo
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Places in the Darkness | Chris Brookmyre
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I‘ve been working a LOT of overtime but still reading when I can! Here‘s some #currentreads

Backwards book is my May #readersgonnaread and I‘m not actually reading the monstrous physical copy of 11/22/63 but listening to the audio from the library. I‘ve wanted to re-read it for a while!

Background scenery = mystery tree thing off the back porch. It blooms for like 2 weeks only in the spring and I don‘t know what it is!!??

BiblioLitten 💜 gorgeous 5mo
stacybmartin Maybe a rhododendron? Whatever it is, it‘s absolutely beautiful! 💜 5mo
whippoorwill815 That‘s what my mom thinks it might be too. I know nothing about plants! It just has green leaves most of the year and I didn‘t even know it bloomed until last spring (our first spring here) and it blooms so briefly! I wish it stayed like this longer ! @stacybmartin 5mo
stacybmartin @whippoorwill815 so many of the pretty flowers bloom for such a short time! It‘s so pretty while it lasts though. 5mo
Nerdfins It's pretty that's what it is :D 5mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Why is it that so far I have read parts of *every* #LMPBC book this round while waiting for car service? Book 1- oil change, Book 2-snow tire removal and now with Book 3- brakes. (Ugh)

The books certainly make the adulting less painful!

@OriginalCyn620 @Victoriahoperose @cwarnier

Victoriahoperose Lol love it. Hopefully you don‘t get stuck there for too long. 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Lol 😆Hope you can do something fun when you‘re done there! 5mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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I have not gotten much physical reading done this week but I was glad to have this “re-read” on audio to keep me company.

This one really made an impact of being especially disturbing and dark when I read it the first time years ago. I would say that‘s still very true. The feeling of dread is strong with this one. I kept hoping it would turn out differently this time!! (It didn‘t.)

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Finally got this from the library!

Yes, I have read this book before and yes, I actually own it. But I decided a while back I was going to re-read it and doing so on audio would be most convenient due to all the other books I have to read 😂

After four months on the wait list, here we are!

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Just lounging in bed on a cloudy, damp Saturday morning with new coffee (courtesy of @BookwormAHN ) and a recently started book!

Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! Happy reading! 6mo
BookwormAHN Enjoy ☕ 6mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Carpet installation was a success! Bottom right is the old (blech!) and bottom left is the new! I redid the whole room in my preferred color palette of blue and gray. The pink has been evicted!

I am doing some re-organizing as things get moved back in. I repurposed this little bookshelf for Litsy books- gifts given to me by Littens in swaps or otherwise and books I picked for postal book clubs too! Tagged book is one I just started.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Love the new color. We updated to something similar last year. 👊🏻 6mo
wanderinglynn Wow! That‘s a great transformation. 👍🏻 6mo
Slajaunie Looks good! 6mo
BookishMarginalia That‘s lovely! 6mo
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*Not book related* aside from the fact I‘m off work today and hopefully can get some extra reading in during.....

....New carpet installation! I always loved this room aside from the fact it was literally a floor to ceiling pink nightmare (I do not like pink!) The transformation is almost complete now. Today, this horrifying pink carpet is no more!! (yeah, the walls used to be pink too).

wanderinglynn That would‘ve been a lot of pink. 😬 Hope you‘ll share a photo of the new carpet! Maybe do an HGTV-style before/after montage. 😉 6mo
whippoorwill815 The pink didn‘t even end there ! The window curtains were like hot pink (those have been changed out) and the blinds are like a dark pink (that‘s the last thing that needs to be changed). It was wild 😂 The carpet was the most daunting thing to do though! @wanderinglynn 6mo
wanderinglynn Wow. I can‘t imagine. And pink blinds?!? I didn‘t even know blinds came in pink. That‘s a wee bit too monochromatic for me. 6mo
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The goodies!! I‘m really excited about these books- 2 have been on my TBR for quite some time, I can‘t wait to read the tagged book as it was a surprise and sounds really good, and I had no idea George RR Martin had written a children‘s book! And I love all the goodies- coffee, soaps, bookmarks, the gloves (I know I‘m weird but they will be much loved here!), and OMG the little Longclaw!!

Thanks so much Ashley!
#SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😸 6mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 6mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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I will be posting the goodies from my #SciFiFantasySwap #SFFS shortly but I just had to share a picture of all the Game of Thrones stickers on all the wrapping paper! They are awesome!

@BookwormAHN @Avanders

BookwormAHN The wrapping paper needed to be dressed up some. 6mo
Stacypatrice Those stickers are awesome! 6mo
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Reality Boy | A.S. King
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Finally happy to sit down and get some serious reading in today! #LMPBC

This is my new mug! I volunteered at a STEM event at a local middle school on Friday with some coworkers. The event is run by Junior League and they gave us these for helping out.

hermyknee Love the mug! 6mo
BiblioLitten Cool mug! 6mo
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Reality Boy | A.S. King
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This arrived yesterday! Excited to hopefully get in some good #LMPBC reading this weekend!!

Victoriahoperose I hope you like it! Can‘t wait to see what everyone thinks. Definitely an interesting concept! 6mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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A coworker found these and brought them in today. Can you tell we are super excited for this weekend !?!!
Aaaahhhh!

Now when is the Winds of Winter being released ? 🤔

Liatrek Omg I need to find these before Sunday 😊 6mo
Mitch @Liatrek me too! 6mo
whippoorwill815 @Liatrek @Mitch she got them at Target I think! There are 4 cookie designs- Targaryen, Stark, Lannister, and white walkers. They were double stuff too!! 6mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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I have had this amazing #LitsyMail in my possession for over 12 hours and thought I would never get a chance to sit down and post!

@BookwormAHN @Avanders my #SFFS swap box has arrived ! Now where do I hide it until opening day?!?!

The book is a #jb gift from @Jas16 !! Thank you so so so much, it was such a nice surprise and totally made my day! I‘m super excited to read this book, it was highly recommended by a friend of mine! 💙💙💙

BookwormAHN Good, I'm glad it made it 😸 6mo
Jas16 Glad it arrived safely. I really loved it and hope you do too! 6mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 6mo
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#SciFiFantasySwap #SFFS

@BookwormAHN your box has been dropped off at the post office ! Expected delivery is Wednesday!

BookwormAHN Great, I can't waite 😸 6mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 6mo
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I didn‘t get to read last night because it‘s fire department banquet season (one was last night and one is next weekend) so I am making up for it hardcore this morning with more progress on my #readersgonnaread book!

However I did somehow win one of the centerpieces for the 2nd year in a row ! 🤷🏼‍♀️

tracey38 Cute centerpiece! 6mo
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If there was ever any doubt of my love of coffee...look no further 😅

I will be reading while enjoying some of this coffee (the coffee from the French press in my favorite NYPL mug) but it‘s my secret #readersgonnaread book hence not tagging it. ☕️📖💙

tammysue Love this! 👍🏻 6mo
Clwojick 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍that mug! 6mo
whippoorwill815 @whatshesreadingnow I don‘t normally have them all out on the counter like this (just the Keurig) but I started a batch of cold brew and then decided to make today‘s coffee in the French press...and here we are 😂 6mo
whippoorwill815 It was a Christmas gift from my cousins! It‘s nice and big too!! We all love the NYPL even though we all live hours away from it (we still have library cards there though!) @Clwojick 6mo
IamIamIam 🤩🤩🤩🤩 6mo
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And a solid incoming Litsy mail day too!

Received my April #readersgonnaread book from @Endowarrior21 ! Another great journal included with this one! @erinreads @silentrequiem

A bunch of the items I ordered for the #scififantasyswap also arrived so I can start getting that box put together! @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Cool, my box is almost ready too 😺 7mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Hey look, I figured out what the heck a Bitmoji is!

Lots of Litsy mail went out yesterday:

#LMPBC is headed to @cwarnier (I sure hope I got the new mailing order right !)
#readersgonnaread is headed to @Chili
And @Shadowfat your recipe journal is on the way home!

Chili Yippee!!😁 7mo
Bookishthoughts 👏🖖😄 7mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Perhaps not my standard fare, but sometimes I‘m just in the mood for what I expect to be a light and fun read. Plus it was available from the library!

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Thanks for the tag @monalyisha 💙
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1. I would really like to get my hair highlighted since it‘s turning a drab color, just ugh 💸💸💸. But maybe!
2. I‘m a lefty and it‘s one of my fave things!
3. I used to be a fairly talented swimmer- competed in NCAA Nationals and everything. 10 years retired now 😂
4. @phatsallylee @Endowarrior21

CouronneDhiver Retired ... totally jealous 😉 lol 7mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😘 7mo
whippoorwill815 Just from swimming 😂 I‘ve scarcely even entered a pool since 2008! @CouronneDhiver (edited) 7mo
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