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wonga

Joined April 2016

dog mom/sherlocked/film fanatic/collections: film star bios, movie tie-ins, popups and signed books
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I, the Jury | Mickey Spillane
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so, i knew this was from the 40‘s and i didn‘t expect it to be PC but this was my least favorite so far. it left me with almost a slimy feeling. guess i‘m just not a Mike Hammer fan! #Oct2020 #BestMysteriesOfAllTime

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A Dram of Poison | Charlotte Armstrong
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i really liked this. reminded me of a short story and i loved the ending #Sept2020 #BestMysteriesOfAllTime

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Harriet Tubman: Antislavery Activist | Heather Lehr Wagner, Marion Taylor
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“On the afternoon of April 27, 1860, a tall black man named Charles Nalle stood defiantly before United States Commissioner Miles Beach in a courthouse in Troy, New York.”
#FirstLineFridays

LitStephanie Is this a biography? How is it? 2y
wonga @LitStephanie yes! its short at 108 pages but i really learned a lot. many pictures (its part of a series about black activists). it really is amazing what she went through and what she was able to accomplish 2y
LitStephanie @wonga adding to stack. Thanks! 2y
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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not really a favorite but i liked the wrap-up. as is well known, the title has had to be changed a couple times over the years 😬 #BestMysteriesOfAllTime #Aug2020

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Death in a White Tie | Ngaio Marsh
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this was great, especially with Benedict Cumberbatch narrating 😍

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Memoirs and Misinformation | Jim Carrey, Dana Vachon
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apocalyptic fanfiction. very weird but fascinating, just like the author! would make a pretty awesome movie. (pretty sure he really owns Charlie Chaplin‘s cane :)

manifestsanity This is my favorite book of the year. 2y
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Make Russia Great Again: A Novel | Christopher Buckley
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this hilarious satire of Trump‘s white house is just what i needed. and we finally find out what the Russians have on our “fearless leader!”

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The Chill | Ross Macdonald
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Lew Archer is a famous detective and i was really looking forward to this but i wasn‘t engaged at all and the plot was bananas 🍌 #BestMysteriesOfAllTime #Jul2020

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Final Appeal | Lisa Scottoline
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i‘m late getting this posted but this was for June. i liked her writing a lot so thumbs up! 👍 #Jun2020 #BestMysteriesOfAllTime

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The Deep Blue Good-By | John Dann MacDonald
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at first it seemed pretty dated but by the end i was a huge fan of tough guy Travis McGee 😎 #May2020 #BestMysteriesOfAllTime

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Dance Hall of the Dead | Tony Hillerman
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i haven‘t read very many Tony Hillerman books and i liked this a lot 👍 #BestMysteriesOfAllTime #Apr2020 #kokopelli

Blueberry I LOVE Tony Hillerman's books 💛 2y
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just OK but a great ending. there are at least 2 movies based on this, starring Robert Wagner and Matt Dillon respectively.
#BestMysteriesOfAllTime #Mar2020

Cathythoughts Oh ! I loved this ... one of my all time favorites 3y
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Suave: The Latin Male | Robyn Moreno, Eric Gutierrez, Carmen Armillas
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this didn‘t have much text but i did appreciate the full-page photos!

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In a Lonely Place | Dorothy B. Hughes
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loved it! need to see the movie now with Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame
#BestMysteriesOfAllTime #Feb2020

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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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liked it more than i expected 👍

Reggie Awww I loved this book. 3y
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"A" is for Alibi | Sue Grafton
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so i‘ve been collecting this set, The Best Mysteries of All Time, for a very long time. i have almost all of them i think (88 so far with 6 more i know of that i still need) and i‘ve decided i should read some instead of just collecting them :) i‘m trying for one a month at least this year and this was the first.
#BestMysteriesOfAllTime #Jan2020

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finally finished this. first book of the year! these wild and crazy guys (especially Steve Martin) were part of my life in the 80s and i loved hearing the backstories of some of my favorite movies. that said, by the end i was glad to be done and able to start something else :)
#libraryloan

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The Weight of a Soul | Laura Gilpin
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Lcsmcat My grandfather raised beef cattle and he once had a two-headed calf. They don‘t live long, so I never got to see it myself. 4y
TheSpineView 😊 4y
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just made it under the wire! best wishes to everyone for a happy 2019 🎉🌟

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4y
Jas16 🙌🏽 4y
Reggie 👍🏽 4y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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all the stars and thumbs...i bought the gorgeous coffee table book with full page film photos and the audiobook (great narrator) and will definitely revisit. full of thoughtful insight, i.e. Llewyn Davis WAS the cat (probably a tomcat :) the endpapers are of course a rendering of the Dude‘s famous rug. recommended for all cinephiles, especially Cohen fans 👍👍

Owlizabeth I‘ve been trying to find a good gift for my husband and this is perfect! Thank you and yay Litsy!! 4y
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The Shining | Stephen King
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thanks SO much @jillannjohn i love ❤️ everything! the Shining book bag is especially awesome :) can‘t wait to watch and read! thanks for swapping 😍 (it did arrive yesterday but i had to work last night) #ReadTheMoviesSwap

DoonTheGoon So good but so sad - have those tissues handy!!! 🎥🎬🍿 4y
Lel2403 Looks great 4y
jillannjohn I‘m glad you like everything. Enjoy! 4y
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#ShowMeYourSticker so important. voting is not just a privilege but a right (and look what happened last time when people didn‘t vote)!! 🇺🇸

Moray_Reads Oh my god! Trolls are ruined forever! 😂😱 4y
vkois88 I second @Moray_Reads 😂😂😂 4y
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vivastory 😂😂😂 4y
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The Shining | Stephen King
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i‘ve been a book sloth recently but with the tagged book for #SetInTheStateYouCurrentlyResideIn i‘ve finally finished my #LitsyReadingChallenge2018. have to admit i‘m looking forward to reading whatever i want now! #LRC2018

RealLifeReading Hooray! 4y
Pamwurtzler Yay! I need to look at mine to see what‘s left and what I can make fit. 4y
DGRachel Congrats! I think I have three left for this one. 4y
nelehelen Congrats! 4y
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hi @jillannjohn your package is on the way for #ReadTheMoviesSwap. thanks for swapping!! 🎬🍿🎥🍿

jillannjohn Yay! I‘m waiting on one more thing for your package! 4y
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i ❤️❤️❤️ movies, books about movies, movies based on books, etc. etc. so i‘m really excited about this swap! #ReadTheMoviesSwap 🎬🍿

DoonTheGoon Hooray! Thanks for the share! 4y
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Beauty Queen Killer/The | Bruce Gibney, B Gibney
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in the 80s this monstrous man kidnapped, tortured and killed more young women than can be imagined. despite the cover, it‘s not sensationalist but more about police work and the FBI finally closing in. very much a cautionary tale as he slipped through every crack in the system and should have been put away years before. very personal for me as i knew one of the girls and her family. so sad. #ATrueCrimeStory #LitsyReadingChallenge2018

Cinfhen Wow 😮 sounds like a fascinating read. And to know one of the victims 💔 4y
LauraJ Very cool that you were open to reading this. 4y
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#FavoriteFictionalPet Gromit! i‘d love to have a super smart pet to help with all the situations i get into :) #AugInBooks18

Lcsmcat Cheese, Gromit? (edited) 4y
Sarah83 One of my favourites too 😊 4y
Laura317 A nice slice of Wensleydale? 4y
mabell Great choice! 4y
Mamashep Love these movies! 4y
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i love these! a wonderful addition to my collection:) thanks so much Jenny (fellow Taurus)! 🐂♉️ #SummerBookmarkSwap

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thanks so much @TheBookKeepers (Amanda)! i love all of them, especially the Disney ones with the quotes. thanks again for swapping :) #summerbookmarkswap

TheBookKeepers Yay glad you like them!!!! 4y
Clwojick 😍😍😍 4y
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Goldfinger | Ian Fleming
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#AugInBooks18 #MatchaBookWithaSong 🎵Theme from Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey 🎵🎶 ...the man with the Midas touch...🎶🎵

mabell Great song! 👏👏 4y
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The Fade Out Vol. 3 | Ed Brubaker
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finally finished this series and i really, really loved everything about it! there‘s an edition now with all three “acts” and it will soon be mine 😍 #retrohollywood #noir #graphicnovel

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i‘m reading the tagged book for the #ATravelogue square. so far SO GOOD! 👍📚

#LitsyReadingChallenge2018

Kaye It‘s a terrific book. A favorite of mine too 4y
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i enjoyed this short book a lot. i especially agree with this advice!

MicheleinPhilly YAASSSS! 🙌🏼 4y
Slajaunie I agree!! 👍 4y
tracey38 Great illustration! 4y
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#AFunFactAboutYou #JuneInBooks18 I‘m not a traveler but Melvin, my traveling gnome, has been all over the world thanks to friends and family inviting him along on vacation. he just got back last week after a trip to Vietnam (middle picture). other pictures clockwise are Croatia, Paris, Great Wall of China and NYC Metropolitan Opera House. no trips planned at the moment but he‘s always packed and ready for his next adventure!

knittedgnome I love this!! So very fun! 4y
tracey38 That is so cool! 4y
Pamwurtzler How fun! 4y
GripLitGrl Love it! 4y
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#ManicMonday #TheIncredibles the book cover isn‘t exactly red but i have a theme going here :)

JoScho Love the theme! Thanks for playing ❤️ 4y
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LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BiblioLitten 💞💜 4y
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Monday, Monday: A Novel | Elizabeth Crook
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1. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson
2. couple from Fifty Shades of Grey
3. Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man)
4. Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb or Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann

#ManicMonday

JoScho 👫❤️ 4y
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1. stickers on books :(
2. Atlanta (FX)
3. pepper white (Mini Cooper)
4. Hawaiian shave ice!
5. looking for a biography about Gloria Grahame since watching Film Stars Don‘t Die In Liverpool

#HumpDayPost @MinDea

DGRachel Ugh. Book stickers that leave residue are the WORST! 4y
kalinichta Oo, I like Gloria Grahame. 4y
tracey38 Yes! Why can't they all use the stickers that peel easily and don't leave that horrible residue. 4y
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CSeydel Hand sanitizer! That‘s what I use to get the residue off. Works great, I always have it around, and it (usually 😬) doesn‘t damage the book cover. 4y
rubyslippersreads I haven't seen the movie yet, but there's a book (which I also haven't read yet 😊): 4y
Susanita I second the hand sanitizer hack. It also works to clean whiteboards. 4y
MinDea I use rubbing alcohol! 4y
wonga @CSeydel @Susanita i tried it (hand sanitizer) and it worked great 👍 thanks for the tip! 4y
CSeydel Woo hoo! @MinDea yeah it‘s the alcohol in the hand sanitizer that makes it work! I just usually have it around more than rubbing alcohol 😉 4y
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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unconventional history of what astronauts have to go through and behind the scenes scientific info that is unbelievably weird. i loved it! though i definitely will think about space travel from a less glamorous perspective now 😧 #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #AboutSpaceOrAstronauts 🚀

RaimeyGallant Interesting. 4y
LiterRohde I really like Mary Roach. I have not read the tagged book, but enjoyed Stiff and Gulp. You are correct in saying that you never look at the subject the same way again. 4y
readordierachel I liked this one too! I am in awe of what astronauts are willing to do. 4y
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Riding the Rap | Elmore Leonard
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do you still listen to cassettes?? found these during spring cleaning. some people like old books but these audiobooks on cassette maybe not so much :( they‘re probably headed to the library book sale.

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#NobodysPerfect #AdelesMayMashup interesting bio of the iconic director. this of course is the famous last line of his classic favorite Some Like It Hot 🎥🎬

vkois88 😊😊😊 4y
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Demon | John Varley
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tjwill 🤔 4y
laurieluna 😳 4y
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knittedgnome You might win!! This is amazing! Lol 4y
Sarah83 Oh my 🤦 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow...Marilyn Monroe did book covers? 😱 4y
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thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes and happy #StarWarsDay! i‘ve had a wonderful day, with more celebration to come this weekend so #LifeIsGood :) also thank you @robinb for remembering me with a card. i ❤️ the bookmark you sent! @LitsyBirthdays #TheBirthdayCrew #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Crazeedi Happy birthday 🎂! 4y
DakotaWilde Happy birthday! 4y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 4y
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Rachbb3 Happy birthday to you! 🍰💟 4y
robinb 🤣🤣 Love these graphics! You are most welcome! Keep on keeping on with your birthday celebration...Happy Birthday Weekend!!! 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 4y
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈 4y
Scurvygirl Happy Birthday! 4y
tracey38 Happy birthday! 4y
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1. my QuizUp badge from Sunday (i don‘t think there were many people playing from Colorado)!
2. no, but i really like the show Unreal, which is about a fictional reality show
3. The Coen Brothers (tagged book)
4. bookmarks!
5. Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death by Gyles Brandreth

#humpdaypost

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Jeffrey Price, Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Frank Marshall, Arthur Schmidt, Alan Silvestri, Robert Watts, Peter S. Seaman, Bob Hoskins, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Amy Irving, Dean Cudney, Amblin Entertainment (Firm), Silver Screen Partners (Firm), Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
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tagged book isn‘t an exact match as mine is the #WhoFramedRogerRabbit graphic novel. one of my favorite movies! #April80sMovies #MovieTieIn

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How to Train Your Dragon | Cressida Cowell
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liked the movie but haven‘t read the book (yet). this is my bookshelf dragon, whose name is Duane :) #HopIntoSpring #Dragons

cherinium Had a dog come into my work the other day whose name was Hiccup. Someone reminded me that the name was from this. Very cute. 4y
RainyDayReading I adore Duane 😁 4y
vkois88 I loved the movies!! 4y
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MommyOfTwo Ooo I should look for these for my mom! 4y
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i liked these short stories but loved ❤️ having Tom Hiddleston read them to me! #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #BookThatIsAlsoASongTitle

Nikki15 Ooo Tom Hiddleston narrating! That does sound good 😊 4y
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The Stand | Stephen King
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S is for my Sublime, Sensational, Spectacular and Splendid SIGNED copy of The STAND, and yes it‘s dated over 20 years ago :) #KingAtoZ

DivineDiana Unbelievably fantastic! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4y
Oryx Wow. 4y
TrishB Awesome 😁❤️ 4y
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dariazeoli 👍❤️ 4y
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
GarthRanzz I would have died 20 years ago getting that signature! 4y
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