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YouReadMyEyes

Joined January 2018

Reading is all I want to do today.
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Dear Mad'm by Stella Walthall Patterson
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Sometimes you read the perfect book at the perfect time, and that book shines a light on the hidden feelings within you that you haven‘t even really acknowledged or come to terms with. 2019 has been an emotional year for me, with the ending of my 10 year marriage, and the beginning of moving into a new and unknown chapter. This book captures so many of my feelings about marriage and relationships in ways I never knew how to put to words. 5 stars.

Louise It really is great when we find the perfect book right when we need it! Wishing you strength and joy, Vanessa, as you forge a new path forward. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 1mo
Crazeedi Leaving is always hard, and I send my heartfelt prayer you find peace and a healing in the new year❤ 1mo
YouReadMyEyes @Louise and @Crazeedi Thank you both for your kind words 😊 💛 1mo
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The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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Loving this one - can‘t put it down!

Happy Halloween 🎃 👻

#theescaperoom #screamathon #thriller #audiobook

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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On vacation in the most darling town, #Portsmouth, #NewHampshire, and this is the view from my hotel balcony.

Found a local bookstore and picked up #HowNotToDieAlone because I‘m in the mood for something charming and witty.

Spent the last week with my mom exploring Maine and New Hampshire. Just two California girls who found themselves falling in love with the east coast on this trip. 🦞 🌊 🍁

JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful, but chilly, I‘m guessing. 4mo
Nute I like everything about this post! 2mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Hi Littens!

Wow, it‘s been a minute. I‘m back and doing tremendously better 😄

Is anyone else reading this? I just read the prologue 🤯 holy cow, read the prologue and then tell me that you don‘t want to read this book!!

#threewomen #nonfiction #sexuality #feminism #women

Jeannineth Lol. I just picked it up yesterday. It was calling my name. 6mo
Meghan1 I am almost finished. I love it, but have so many feelings about it! 6mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Hi Littens 👋🏼 I‘ve missed you all.

I‘ve had a lot going on lately. After months of not being able to work due to severe eye problems, I‘m finally back in action with a new job (which I love) and much improved eyes.

I‘m in #WalnutCreek #California tonight for work, and taking advantage of the 80 degree weather and hotel balcony.

So happy to be back to normal (haha, well as much as possible). Bring on the books!

Eggs Beautiful view! Welcome back 🤗💗🌺 9mo
Texreader Welcome back!! Hope things continue to go well for you now 9mo
Clwojick Those mountains in the background hardly look real 🤗 9mo
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CarolynM Nice to see you back👋🙂 9mo
YouReadMyEyes Thank you so much for your kind messages @Texreader @Eggs @Clwojick @CarolynM 9mo
vumblereads Congratulations on the new job! My vision is so important to me, I‘m glad your eyes are better! 9mo
YouReadMyEyes @vumblereads Thank you 😊 9mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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It‘s my birthday month and I‘m vowing to post at least once every day this entire month!

2/1/19 My first post is about The Library Book. Just picked up a copy at my fav local bookstore, Face In A Book.

Part true crime, part history, part mystery, I‘m told The Library Book is a love letter to public libraries and is the book that every book lover should read this year.

#februarytbr #birthdaymonth #35lookalive #nonfiction #thelibrarybook

JackOBotts First - love the name of the book store. Second - this book sounds fascinating, doesn‘t it?! I picked up a copy last week. Enjoy! 📚 12mo
sherrynuts I can‘t wait to read this! 12mo
Kimberlone Just ordered this as my add-on for #BOTM this month! 12mo
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tournevis I almost bought it today, but at 35$, it would have blown my book budget on the first day. 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz This is a great book! 12mo
Bradleygirl Kewl! I'm into this one too and my birthday's tomorrow ✊ 12mo
YouReadMyEyes @Bradleygirl Happy almost birthday! 12mo
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎊❣️❣️ 11mo
YouReadMyEyes @Eggs Thank you! 😊 (edited) 11mo
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One more...I can‘t help it 🤣🤣🤣

#sorrynotsorry #harrypotter #humor #lol

Reggie Lolol 12mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣💙💙 12mo
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#HUMOR #LOL

Oh my gosh, this book, I am rotf 😂😂😂

I love finding these random books that make me laugh out loud.

#OnlyinLA #Cali #OverheardLA

bewareofwords That looks hilarious! I follow their account on Instagram, and their posts totally crack me up 😂 12mo
GingerAntics I do both when I‘m happy...in fact, both make me happy. 12mo
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#BOTM let‘s do this! I‘m back to reading physical books again. Have to watch it by taking breaks and using eye drops, but it‘s worth it. I love feeling a book, reading it and holding it. Let‘s hope my eyes keep improving!

Freespirit I hope your eyes get better...they are so precious aren't they 12mo
YouReadMyEyes @Freespirit thank you so much. They sure are! 12mo
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😍❤️😍❤️ LOVE THIS BOOK❤️😍❤️😍

This book - wow! Incredible characters and a smart, funny, yet heartbreaking story. What‘s not to love?? This author‘s writing reminds me of John Irving‘s earlier works, which makes sense considering he dedicated the book to Irving. I highly recommend this to literary fiction fans!

#theheartsinvisiblefuries #literaryfiction #fiction #johnboyne #irishliterature #irish

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My #24in48 #readathon mug - first lines from famous literature ☕️

I‘ve had some serious eye problems lately, so most of my reading this weekend will be audiobooks, but that‘s okay. I wasn‘t going to let anything stop me from participating in my favorite Readathon!

Thankfully, my eyes are significantly better and my vision is almost back to normal. 🙏🏼

Current reads:
The Night Tiger
The Heart‘s Invisible Furies

#24in48readathon #24b4monday

C.Perone LOVE that mug!! 😍❤️😍 12mo
CSeydel That is such a great mug! 12mo
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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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#2019 reading goals

Well, my eyes are slowly getting better. All tests and MRI came back normal, so Dr.‘s think it‘s an extreme dry eye flare up caused by overexertion and dry weather/CA smoke. Dry eye is very common, but this severe of a flare up is rare.

Still on steroid drops and limiting computer and reading time. It will be a few more weeks until fully healed. Going forward, I need to use eyedrops daily and take lots of breaks. Crazy!

YouReadMyEyes Thanks everyone for your support through all of this! I had no idea that dry eyes could get this severe and cause partial vision loss, etc. I encourage everyone to use eye drops and take lots of breaks when reading or on the computer. (edited) 13mo
GingerAntics Oh you‘ve had a lot of smoke in the air lately, too. That can‘t be good for the eyes either. So glad it‘s nothing permanent or something that can‘t be treated. Hope all the eye drops help quickly. Life without reading would have been torture. So excited you‘re getting better. 💙💙💙 13mo
BookishMarginalia I‘m glad you have a diagnosis, treatment, and a great prognosis! 💜 13mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders I've been going into the eye doctor lately too because of severe dry eye. Yeah - it's now daily drops and he told me to take fish oil tablets, so I've been doing that too. And hot compresses on the eyes when they get really sore. 👁️ Glad to hear all is getting better for you! 13mo
Velvetfur Sorry to hear about your eyes, but I'm glad you've got somewhere with it and that you're coping with it 😊 13mo
rwmg Glad to hear that you arw getting better 13mo
BBooks Speedy recovery!! If you're in need for a book fix try audio books, check with your library for Overdrive or Libby access to free audio if you dont have or dont want to go the audible route 13mo
Crazeedi Prayers headed your way for a quick healing. Our eyes are precious. 12mo
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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Well, my eyes are slowly getting worse, and I‘m supposed to limit reading and computer time as much as possible. So, I loaded up on audiobooks for now.

Have a follow up doctors appointment on Wednesday to go over bloodwork. Hopefully they can figure out the cause.

This may be my last post for a while because I need to rest my eyes as much as possible. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, thanks to everybody for your support and encouragement. 💛

DHill Hope you find some answers! 13mo
Trashcanman I hope you are able to get to the bottom of this and recover quickly and fully. 13mo
RebL May you get an accurate diagnosis and cleared for all your favorite activities (specifically, reading). 13mo
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heikemarie We hope to see you soon, I‘m hopeful for you for answers soon!! 13mo
MallenNC Sending healing prayers your way. 13mo
Kshakal I hope you gets some answers and know that your litsy family is thinking about you!! 13mo
Jas16 Keeping you in my thoughts ❤️ 13mo
gradcat I‘m really sorry for you & your eye condition...I really hope they can get to the bottom of it. I‘m thinking of you & hope to hear good news from you! ❤️ 13mo
Kaye ♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
ReadingSusan Good luck. I hope the doctor had good news for you. Hope to see you back soon. 13mo
MaureenMc 🙏🤞 13mo
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Hi 💛 I‘m going through something and could use your advice & support. My right eye is very blurry and dry. It‘s not healing, despite using various eye drops, a humidifier, and omega 3 supplements. Yesterday, my eye doc put an amniotic membrane in to try and heal it. Unfortunately, now my left eye is headed for the same. Referred me for bloodwork and a brain MRI to hopefully determine why the increasing inflammation and dryness. ⬇️⬇️(see comment)

YouReadMyEyes I‘m trying to limit my computer and reading time for a few days. 😫 it‘s scary. Has anyone else gone through something similar? Advice/thoughts? (edited) 13mo
silentrequiem All the love. That sounds so hard! I couldn't read for a few weeks after eye surgery once. Lots of audiobooks. 13mo
julesG Hope you will feel better soon and be able to read properly again. Audiobooks is a good suggestion. I had something similar, yet different, happen to me. I had the feeling of something being in my eye (like a lash or piece of lint) for a few days, then my vision got cloudy and then vanished completely in that eye. MRI came back negative, bloodwork showed an inflammation, a spinal tap confirmed my suspicion - I have Multiple Sclerosis. BUT... 👇 13mo
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julesG That does not have to be the case in your case. There are a thousand different reasons for what you're going through. Chin up, it'll get better. As for the MRI, tell them to use the machine with as much power/Tesla as possible and go for really thin sections to find possible inflammation spots in the eyes or optical nerve. 13mo
Mimi28 I hope you feel better soon!! ❤️❤️ 13mo
Kaye Sorry you‘re going through this. ♥️. Medical issues are frightening. I think my best advice is that it‘s common to be afraid, and that this “waiting time” is the worst part, because it‘s the unknown. Once you get an answer , you‘ll know what the plan is and what to do about it. I have eye issues but the Dr says it‘s mainly due to old age . Stay strong, try to focus on audiobooks. They can get you through a lot of difficult times. 13mo
Literary_Siren So scary! I should probably bring up to my eye doctor that my vision sometimes has spots and I can barely see for an hour or so. I can usually fix it with some sugar consumption or a nap. But I don‘t have insurance so I‘m extremely hesitant to say anything. 13mo
MaureenMc 💗 13mo
GingerAntics That‘s sounds really scary. It might be a good time to rest and enjoy audiobooks, movies, etc. Anything you can just lay back and listen to. Music might be nice. Your eyes are having issues, so use you‘re ears. 13mo
Bklover Sending love your way!❤️❤️ 13mo
Redwritinghood Not as severe but I have similar problems with dry eye and nasal passages. Humidifier is a great idea, but I also have a moist heat mask for my eyes that helps a lot. You can get one on Amazon for about $25. I use the Bruder brand. (edited) 13mo
CarolynM Hope you get some answers soon. ❤️ 13mo
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! I agree with the advice to take it easy and use audio books only till you work it out. 🥺 13mo
irre Feel better 💕 13mo
Freespirit Our eyes are so precious. I‘m sure the MRI will give you some answers. It‘s not knowing that‘s the worst. 13mo
Literary_Siren @Beachesnbooks no headaches. I attribute it to low blood sugar as it usually disappears about 20-30 minutes after I eat some candy. 13mo
CouronneDhiver My best advice (after having gone through a diagnosis process this year, myself): Dr Google is not your friend. Be diligent with your doctors appointments and follow ups but don‘t let your mind go crazy. 13mo
Jas16 Sending love. Sorry you are going through this 13mo
Marilyncjackson Sending love and positivity your way. I have no idea what this is but I hope it gets better 13mo
YouReadMyEyes @silentrequiem 😌 thank you, and yes thank goodness for audiobooks! 13mo
YouReadMyEyes @julesG 😊 thank you for your support. wow that must have scary for you going through that! 13mo
YouReadMyEyes @Literary_Siren I agree, blood sugar sounds like the culprit. Take care and thank your for your support 💛 13mo
YouReadMyEyes @Redwritinghood that‘s a great idea, thank you! 🤗 13mo
YouReadMyEyes @CouronneDhiver you are so right! It‘s very hard not to google everything, especially when the doctors don‘t yet know what‘s wrong. I‘m hoping my bloodwork or mri will provide an answer. 13mo
GingerAntics I was so hoping your post was an update with good news. Good vibes are still heading your way. I agree with @CouronneDhiver about Dr. Google. I‘ve gotten myself so worked up from that. Don‘t go down the Google rabbit hole!!! 13mo
MrBook 😱😔 *biiiiiiiig hug* 13mo
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Happy Sunday!

Puzzles and audiobooks make me 😁😁😁

#birdbybird #puzzle #thenewyorker #doglover

Tamra That one is adorable! 14mo
AmyG I just love New Yorker covers. ❤️ 14mo
LeslieO I 💜Bird by Bird! 14mo
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The Corrections | Jonathan Franzen
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I‘ve never read Franzen. (embarrassing, yes 🙈)

I‘ve heard both referred to as the great modern American novel.

Which do you recommend I read first?

#thecorrections or #freedom ???

#helpmechose #whichfranzenfirst #literaryfiction

TheBookStacker I‘ve only read Freedom which I enjoyed. 14mo
zsuzsanna_reads I'm interested in the answer too, I haven't read them either! 14mo
CarolynM I bailed on The Corrections at the page 100 threshold. I just didn't care about the characters and wasn't interested in the story. 14mo
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Bklover I bailed on Freedom. Haven‘t tried anything else 14mo
LauraJ Not embarrassing. I‘ve been less than impressed. 14mo
gradcat I read both, loved both...so I guess that makes these books #marmite! I‘m so proud of myself—I learned the marmite reference from Littens!! (edited) 14mo
Silvertongue I just read The Corrections last month but it was pretty painful to get through—nearly all the characters are exquisitely terrible people. Which I guess is the point of the book? Still working on the meaning of the book~ I thought about not finishing but it was a rec from a good friend. 14mo
JacqMac I hated The Corrections so much. I wish I had bailed. Don‘t be embarrassed. 14mo
Blaire I liked both, but I read the corrections ages ago (when it first came out 2001?). I‘d prob read it first. I don‘t mind unlikeable characters. 14mo
Creadnorthey Corrections is exquisite- no matter the difficult characters. I took this family drama with a loving dose of black humor. 13mo
JLaurenceCohen You aren't alone--I still haven't read him either 13mo
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I was featured on my favorite local bookstore‘s Facebook page!

#everyonegetsabook #literally #christmasshopping #shoplocal #norcal

Ruthiella How cool! 😎 14mo
GingerAntics You‘re bookstore famous!!! Check you out!!! That‘s so cool!!! 14mo
YouReadMyEyes @Ruthiella @GingerAntics Thank you! 😁 this was fun! 14mo
sprainedbrain Awesome! 😃 14mo
TNbookworm 👍 14mo
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My local bookstore recommended this. Sounds charming!

“A. J. Fikry‘s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.”

#everyonegetsabook

JenlovesJT47 It‘s a really good book for book lovers! 14mo
AmyG It‘s a lovely book- 14mo
Dragon Enjoyed it 👍🐉 14mo
Paula3 Highly recommend it ♡ 14mo
TNbookworm Loved this book, so good👍 14mo
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#TRUTH

Trevor Noah narrates brilliantly, as not all authors do.

#bornacrime #memoir #nonfiction #audiobook

Smrloomis Soooo true! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
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Authority: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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Book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy is SO different from Book 1. And not in a good way.

The writing style, the main character, the overly detailed descriptions 😫 ...it‘s dragging. I just want a continuation of Book 1 (which was fantastic) not a whole new character with an entirely new (and quite dull) backstory.

Littens who have read this series, please tell me it‘s worth it when I get to Book 3!

#sciencefiction #miniatureschnauzersoflitsy

TheBookAddict Sorry, I haven‘t read the book, but I love your doggy. My little Gigi looked just like that. I miss her so much. We lost her to uterine cancer 😔. What‘s your pup‘s name? 14mo
glitterkitty459 Cute puppy 😍🐶 I did read this whole series, and the second book is kinda slow, but for me towards the end it got a lot better. And the third is def better too 😊 14mo
Elma I felt the same way about this book. For me personally the ending wasn't worth it. I kept hoping the end would be so good that slogging through book 2 and 3 would be worth it, but it just wasn't. I know a lot of people loved them though. 14mo
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Karkar Schnauzers are the best! As for the book. I liked one and three the best. 14mo
DGRachel I didn‘t bother with book three. I loved book one. Thought this one was just “meh” and read something that made me decide three wasn‘t worth the effort. Good luck, whatever you decide. 14mo
cariashley I loved book 1, liked 2 and really liked 3. It does get better in the third book, totally worth reading in my opinion! 14mo
shadowspeak17 I liked book two, but it was definitely my least favorite. Three is better. 14mo
YouReadMyEyes @TheBookAddict 😞 I‘m sorry about Gigi. It‘s so awful losing a pet - they are our family! My dog‘s name is Tugs. 14mo
tournevis Woof! 14mo
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I am loving this book! The story is about a young veterinarian school dropout‘s adventures and misfortunes while working for a traveling circus around the 1920‘s/30‘s.

Before starting this book, I really didn‘t know what it was about. Never saw the movie or even the film‘s previews. Kept avoiding this book, thinking it was some fluffy romance. Boy, was I wrong!

#historicalfiction #waterforelephants

AmyG I loved this, too. 14mo
TheBookAddict One of my favorites and definitely not fluffy. 🙂👍🏽 14mo
GingerAntics Loved this when I read it before the movie came out...still haven‘t seen the movie come to think about it. lol 14mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I devoured Book 1 (Annihilation) of the Southern Reach trilogy. I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s a slow burn science fiction, more literary than commercial, so if you‘re looking for nonstop action, you should look elsewhere. The narration is very introspective at times; it‘s well written. I loved it. Starting the second book now.

Also watching the movie and (wow) it‘s very different from the book!

cariashley Oh yes.. the end scenes of the movie really had me scratching my head 🤔 1y
BBooks I can't get past the first few chapters 🤷🏻‍♀️, have tried a few times... maybe next year I'll try again 1y
Leigh_Medeiros So funny, I read Annihilation this summer and had no idea it was part of a trilogy! Guess I'll have to check out the others now. 😁 1y
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YouReadMyEyes @Leigh_Medeiros Oh no way! Well. I‘m happy you saw this post 😊 1y
Leigh_Medeiros Me too! 🤓 1y
alimabean I was so surprised by how different the movie was! 14mo
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It‘s small business Saturday!

What favorite local bookstore are you hitting up today? Tag or comment below 📚

I‘m in Houston, TX visiting my in-laws, and Brazos Books is where it‘s at! This store is fantastic. And, just down the street from Brazos is Murder by the Book, another terrific spot.

#shoplocal #independentbookstore #BrazosBookstore

Cathythoughts 💕👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Awk_Word_Smith I‘ll be hitting The Strand here in NYC 1y
YouReadMyEyes @Awk_Word_Smith I‘ve always wanted to go there. Enjoy! 1y
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Awk_Word_Smith @YouReadMyEyes It‘s a magical place. I *love* the Rare Book Room on the 4th floor. Plus they have pop-up Strands all over the city. 1y
DGRachel I hit both #ParkRoadBooks and my local used bookstore #TheBookRack this morning. I love small business Saturday. 😍 1y
bookcollecter Used to live in Houston. I remember this place😁 1y
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Waiting for my flight ✈️ This crisp Chard blend from France pairs nicely with smoked salmon and contemporary literature 😉

#happythanksgiving #wherethecrawdadssing

Louise Must be a pretty fancy airport! 😆 1y
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Itchyfeetreader My every year shopping mantra 1y
BooknerdsLife Best Christmas mantra 😄 1y
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Spent most of the day inside reading because of the smoke outside. Looking forward to getting out of the house tonight for a food and wine event.

I‘ve recently discovered #ShirleyJackson and am amazed by her work. I want to find more female authors writing #horror #supernatural #gothic reads! 🖤

#California #femaleauthor #wehavealwayslivedinthecastle 🏰

Jee_HookedOnBookz Wow I've never seen this cover before! Love it! 1y
gradcat Sorry about all the fires out there...the smoke must be awful—take care outside! 1y
jmofo Shirley Jackson was an amazing writer! I read this tagged book because Hand won a Shirley Jackson award and the cover caught my eye at the library. She writes in different genres. This is the only book I‘ve read by her but I liked the variety of the stories and how contemporary they felt. 1y
BooknerdsLife Read this book last year & love it so much that I read her Haunting of Hill House too. Brilliant writing!!! What a cool cover! 😍 Never seen it before! I'm so sorry about the fire there, keep safe 🙏💕 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Wow, I‘m enjoying this tremendously!

#memoir #educated #nonfiction #audiobook #hibooks

JennyM It is soooo good. 1y
Caroline2 I think this might be my fav book of 2018! It is brilliant! 1y
Cathythoughts Oh great .. I only got this in Waterstones this week 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻❤️ 1y
Blaire Me too...just started it last night. So wild. 1y
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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On Sundays we wear blankets and read books.

#fiction #less #onwriting #lazysunday

Chrissyreadit 🧡🧡🧡🧡 1y
Bklover Perfect!💚💚💚 1y
cocomass Less is such a great Sunday read! 1y
mrp27 Yes!! 1y
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No more thinking, maybe I‘ll write someday. No more telling myself, I can‘t do this. No more worrying about whether or not I will fail.

No, I‘m not quitting my day job. And it‘s possible that no one will ever read what I write. But I don‘t care. I want to feel creative again. I want to have fun with words.

And, I want to know, do you write? What about? For business or pleasure (or both)? Do you set a quota? Do you journal? Tell all 😋

Readergrrl I‘m like you. I really want to write but haven‘t started. I‘ve always wanted to participate in the NaNoWriMo but I‘m too...scared, lazy, busy??? I know this doesn‘t answer your question, but I‘d like to see what other people say to your post. BTW, I LOVED King‘s On Writing! 1y
Librarylady I would like to write as well. And every year I think that I, too, should participate in NaNoWriMo...I need to make this a priority sometime. 1y
kgriffith I love to write, and I‘m good at it, but I don‘t write fiction and am terrible at routines. 😬 1y
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LiteraryinLititz Go, you! It‘s exciting that you are going to write! 1y
wanderinglynn I write for work and finally got up the nerve to submit a professional piece and it‘s going to be published next month! I also write for fun. I do NaNoWriMo every year & I love it. Some years I hit 50k, some years I don‘t And that‘s okay because sometimes life happens. I‘ve never done anything with what I write. But I feel that the creative writing helps me in my day-job non-creative writing. 1y
LoLo_and_The_Dude Good for you!!! Yay!! 1y
mcipher So awesome! I say this to myself periodically but usually I don‘t do much writing. I have a concept for NaNoWriMo this year and I‘m determined to try again and get back into the the habit (years ago I wrote all the time). I hope you get started and feel great about it!! 1y
TheDaysGoBy I write for pleasure and have been at fanfiction for over 10 years 😂 This year has been rough and I‘ve fallen out of my routine but I‘m looking to get back into it. I always keep a notebook/journal on me for ideas or to write a scene snippet should it strike me 1y
Valeka Yayyyyy you!!!! So happy that you‘ve decided to write. 📝 I ghostwrite for a few websites and am a contributing writer to some political journals. My passion is writing literary fiction. I‘ve completed drafts for 3 novels but they‘re currently in my desk drawer because...I‘m a big chicken! 1y
jmofo YAY!!! 1y
RainyDayReading I write. Mostly fantasy though I‘ve got a murder mystery percolating in my head. As much as I‘d love to be an author someday, I‘m trying to be content with the fact that no one will probably ever read what I write haha. So I write purely for my own enjoyment (: I fell out of it for about a year but I‘m hoping to get back to it starting Nov. 1st with NanoWrimo. 1y
Leigh_Medeiros Exciting! I think, truly, the hardest part is just beginning. Writing begets writing. Momentum will build! 1y
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And the Darkness Falls | Boris Karloff
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Welcome to October! 🎃👻🖤

#ScreamAThon picks:

Re-reading House of Leaves as a #buddyread
Reading The Haunted Bookshop - yay!
And cherry picking some short stories from the other two.

#horror #readathon #houseofleaves #haunted #livingdead #october #allthingsscary @4thhouseontheleft

Reggie I loved that The Living Dead book. Those zombie stories are so diverse. 1y
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Back to the King 👑

Keeping the #scream theme alive with the first novel in this trilogy. I‘m excited; I hear good things.

#screamathon #holdmethrillmekissmekillme #stephenking #kingofhorror #mrmercedes

SexyCajun I absolutely loved all three books! 1y
TNbookworm Great series of books, loved them! 1y
Callemarie Please watch the series. So good 1y
YouReadMyEyes @Callemarie Oh wow, I had no idea there‘s a tv series! 1y
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Thirtysomething Stories | Writers of Thirtysomething
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I did it! And I‘m sure I‘ll surpass my goal by the end of the year. 🤩 pretty good considering I work about 60 hours a week and don‘t have a ton of free time.

#goodreads #challenge #thirtybooks #2018readingchallenge

MommyOfTwo Nice job! 1y
Velvetfur Woohoo! Good for you! 🎆 🎉🎊👏 1y
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 1y
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Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
tammysue Yay! Great job! 👏🏻🎉 1y
BridgetteM Congrats! Great job! 1y
LoverofLit Great job! 1y
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats!🎉🎉🎉🎉 1y
DarcysMom Congratulations! ❤👍👍❤ 1y
Sungirl79 Congrats 🎉👏👏 1y
Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 1y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 1y
BooknerdsLife Congratulations 👏👏🎉🎉🎉 1y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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“What nightmares are waiting shadowed in those high corners? What breath of mindless fear will drift across my mouth?”

Holy crap, I love this book. LOVE.

#screamathon #horror #hauntedhouse #countdowntohalloween #hillhouse #thehaunting

4thhouseontheleft I love Shirley Jackson! 1y
Linsy On my TBR for this month! 1y
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The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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Till the season...when things go bump in the night. BOO 👻 I love fall.

A great #bookhaul at the #antiquarianbookfair today! I‘m ready for October and all the creepy things.

#sciencefiction #horror #haunted #bookfair #screamathon

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Just started the audiobook!

“What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she‘s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she‘s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she‘s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don‘t we?”

Ingerella I pre-ordered the book for my Kindle and forgot about it. It was such a nice surprise this week! 1y
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Why am I listening to this when:

1. It‘s night
2. I live in Sacramento
3. My husband is out of town

😳😬 ????

#truecrime #disturbing #illbegoneinthedark #audiobook #scribd #nonfiction

Valink 😳😳 1y
ReadingSusan Oh my god! Don‘t do it! It‘s too scary to read at night 🤣 1y
MinDea Hahaha. I am really enjoying this book. And while I don't think it is scary while reading it I do find myself wondering for quite some time at night about how safely locked up my house is at night 🤔😆😆😆😆 and wondering if I should get an alarm system now. 😏 1y
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JenReadsAlot You are one brave woman!! 1y
Jinjer You are brave!!!! I was a nervous nelly thinking about how easily he got in the houses. 1y
callielafleur It didn't freak me out as much as Helter Skelter, but I was definitely listening for noises in the house at night for awhile after! 1y
SandyW Not something I could do! 😬 1y
jmofo @callielafleur same on both counts! Yipes stripes! 1y
Crystalblu I was freaked out and I live in Grass Valley! My friends dad worked with him for a brief time in Auburn. All a little too close to home! 1y
alvingregorio How did you do? I live in the Tri-Valley right off 680 so I was freaked out every night! 1y
alvingregorio @MinDea but even with locks, he was able to get in undetected. 😬 1y
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Breakfast and books! Good morning ☀️ from sunny California - loaded avocado toast 😋

#thelubraryatmountchar #pasorobles #winecountry

swishandflick Nom! 😋 1y
JaclynW That looks delicious! 1y
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trioxin_sematary That certainly looks like a perfectly cooked egg! ☺👌 1y
Kelican17 Oooh i hope you like that book!!! I was about to bail, but I stuck with it and was happy I did!! 1y
Nute What a wonderful morning you had?! Good book and the most delicious looking breakfast sandwich that I have ever seen. I‘m making it my lunch sandwich today. I hope that I have all the same ingredients. 1y
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😁 this book makes me happy. just watched the trailer for the new film On the Basis of Gender!

#equality #womensrights #rbg #justice #biography

Jess7 Love RBG and I loved that book! 2y
Skeebies05 What was your take on the casting from the trailer? 2y
YouReadMyEyes @Skeebies05 I don‘t really know much about Felicity Jones (I‘m not a Star Wars person). What do you think? 2y
Skeebies05 I think she‘s a good actress but that attempted accent was not great. I wonder if it will turn me off of the whole movie. . . 2y
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My dogs LOVE the #24in48 #ReadAThon because they get extra snuggle time while I read all morning 😊

I‘m at 7 hours. Hope I can get another 7 at least before it‘s through. I had an event yesterday and have to get some work in later today, so I‘m trying to sneak in as much reading as I can! Does reading for work count? Lol, I‘m thinking no...

#schnauzersoflitsy #miniatureschnauzers #schnauzers

tammysue Love this pic! ❤️🐶🐶 2y
Jess7 Awww soooooo cute! Jenna and Parker say hi! 2y
Jess7 (Well Parker says hi — he just woke up. Jenna is napping now) lol (edited) 2y
YouReadMyEyes @jess7 Dozer and Tugs say, “Hi Parker and Jenna!” 👋🏼🐶 2y
tracey38 Schnauzers make the best reading buddies. 2y
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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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First book of the #Readathon

Stayed up to finish this one! Didn‘t love it as much as Beartown, but it was still good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I‘m at 6 hrs and 45 min - #24in48

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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My nightstand is small. So I moved an entire bookshelf next to my bed. 😋

#booksaremydrugofchoice #24in48 #readathon #24in48readathon @24in48

kgriffith I mean, I‘m building my 5‘x6‘ bookshelf unit on the wall parallel to my bed... 😋 2y
Bostonmomx2 I really need to do this! 2y
LauraJ You‘re smart! 2y
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YouReadMyEyes @kgriffith I love it! Hope to see pics when you finish 😄 2y
kgriffith @YouReadMyEyes I just posted the shelves (pre-books), as I just hung them! 2y
Eggs Great idea 2y
Linsy Perfect! 2y
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Sweettartlaura This book is the BEST! 2y
DrexEdit I really enjoyed this book. Have fun! 😊 2y
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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It‘s #readathon time - yippee 😃

My starting stack for the #24in48readathon

Feeling like some #scifi this weekend!

Ready...set...GO!

What are you reading???

@24in48 #24in48

vivastory Currently on 2y
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘m re-reading this book because it‘s been 10 years, and I want to read the other books in the series (the TV show rekindled my interest).

Listening to the audiobook, I‘ve developed a slight accent in my head now when thinking my thoughts. I‘m now thinking with a wee Scottish accent, LOL 😆 Has anyone else had this happen with an audiobook where the narrator has an accent?

#onlyonlitsy #audiobookloversgetit #getoutofmyhead #outlander

JamieArc Oh yes! All the time! 2y
LauraBrook Most of the 📺 I watch is British, so my regular inside voice has an accent! This morning it‘s a little more Welsh, as I‘ve been watching Hinterland this weekend. 2y
Susanita Yes with Tana French. 🇮🇪 2y
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Jennifer3 Yes definitely! 2y
Maewyn As a kid when people couldn't understand my accent I would subconsciously try to sound like them. This still happens from time to time so listening to an audio book definitely does that because it is like a long one sided conversation to my brain. 😊 2y
tracey38 Yes, even happens in person. I have a southern accent but used to spend my summers growing up with my cousins in PA, who have a very distinct PA Dutch accent. I would come home after the summer speaking with their accent for a week or so. 😁 2y
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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Sunrise view this morning as I sit out on our hotel balcony and read. 💛🌞

#california #norcal #bayarea #sunrise #usagainstyou

MelissaSue81 Gorgeous 2y
Eelijah Yessss, I feel that! 2y
tracey38 Beautiful 2y
britt_brooke Beautiful! 2y
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Looking for book recommendations!

Planning a trip to Scotland and would love to read and learn more about this amazing county. I know and love Outlander, but what else??? Fiction or non-fiction welcome!

Also, have you been there? What should we be sure not to miss?

#scotland #recommendsday #suggestions #scottish

MrBook @LornaDH lives there! She may have some tips for you 😁. She's an aMAZing Litten 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! 2y
HeatherBookNerd Here‘s a recent Book Riot post about Scotland that may be of interest. https://bookriot.com/2018/06/17/literary-tourism-scotland/ 2y
GingerAntics Weird Scotland is always fun. If you‘re a huge fan of Outlander, I‘d stay away from history books (they‘ll ruin it for you). How the Scots Invented the Modern World is also a fun read. That‘s pretty Outlander safe. Then there is always Scotland‘s Bard if you‘re a fan of poetry. I‘m trying to remember the names of the books with the mythology in it. Those are a lot of fun, too. 2y
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CarolynM For a light-hearted adventure/romance 2y
andrew61 There is loads of brilliant crime fiction from Scotland but that may be a bit grim if you are on holiday. If you've read ian banks his novels are interesting and his travel book around the whisky distilleries is really good 2y
Ardachy I lived in Scotland for over four years and still hadn‘t seen everything I wanted to. I agree with @GingerAntics and @andrew61 . The Alexander McCall Smith Scotland Street series would make a great Scottish holiday read or any Christopher Brookmyre if you like dark humour. 2y
rabbitprincess I second the recs for Mr Mac and Me and for Chris Brookmyre. I particularly like Brookmyre's Jasmine Sharp trilogy, which begins with 2y
GingerAntics I would actually stay away from the tagged book. It‘s a really great, really short, concise history with all the necessities, but on one page alone about half of Outlander will be proven impossible, so I wouldn‘t go there. It‘s a great little book, but probably not a good idea for your purposes. 2y
minkyb Inspector John Rebus is a great series. 2y
YouReadMyEyes @HeatherBookNerd This Book Riot post is awesome, thank you so much! 2y
YouReadMyEyes @GingerAntics @CouronneDhiver @CarolynM @andrew61 @Ardachy @rabbitprincess @minkyb Thank you all so much for your recommendations 😊 I‘m so excited to look these up and see if I can find at the used bookstore or online. I really like Outlander, but have only read the first book (and watched Season 1). I enjoy the cultural history more than the political. 2y
YouReadMyEyes @MrBook Thanks 😁 I love how Litsy connects us all from far and wide 2y
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My friend, an amazing, award-winning bartender, is featured in this book 😍

#drinkinglikeladies #cocktails #girlpower

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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I‘m so behind on my #bookmail posts 😫

These three are from #powells #indiespensible book club last month.

Has anyone read Rachel Kushner?

sarahjane1077 I read The Flamethrowers and remember liking it. 2y
RidgewayGirl I really liked The Mars Room. It‘s bleak but Romy is so adaptable. 2y
Ruthiella Loved The Flamethrowers and really enjoyed her debut Telex from Cuba. Looking forward to reading The Mars Room. I have it on hold 😀 2y
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Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts | Antonin Scalia, Bryan A. Garner
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Yep, I‘m officially a nerd 🤓 finally tracked down a used copy of this. I ❤️ legal analysis.

#litsyjusticeleague #lawyersoflitsy #readinglaw #canonsofconstruction

MrBook Something in your topical wheelhouse, @CareBear ? 2y
Insightsintobooks That looks interesting. I'm a nerd too lol. I read law books for fun 2y
KellyHunsakerReads I am a retired (disabled) lawyer. I love legal analysis. 2y
CareBear Lol, no, no work related reading!!! Thanks for thinking of me though and for the tag. 2y
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