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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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I‘ve been meaning to read this forever but wanted to do it when it was seasonably appropriate. Now that we‘ve had a heavy snowfall where I live in Minnesota, it‘s time!

I‘m excited to participate in the #WinterReadathon as it‘s been awhile since I‘ve made time to read the way I love. December is that time for me.

Goals include:

🎄Reading 8 books
🎄Posting on Litsy regularly

MrsMalaprop Oh me too. This was a very early #blameitonlitsy #stackadd for me & I still haven‘t gotten to it. Given that I live in Perth, Western Australia ☀️, it‘ll never be a seasonally appropriate time for me to get to it 😆. Hope it‘s good 🤞. 6d
MadelineMcCrae We‘ve been having unusually light snow fall where I‘m at in MN. This book has been on my tbr for a while! 6d
annahenke @MrsMalaprop oh, I get that!! I recommend the audio if you ever decide to read it - I‘m really enjoying the narrator! 6d
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annahenke @MadelineMcCrae it‘s been late in coming this year but as long as it‘s here before Christmas I‘m happy! 6d
MadelineMcCrae @annahenke I definitely agree! 6d
DieAReader Great to have u join us! Good luck & enjoy the season🎄📚🤓 @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES 6d
annahenke @DieAReader thank you so much! Happy holidays and happy reading to you!! 🎄📖🎄 6d
DieAReader @annahenke Same to you🎄📚♥️ 6d
Andrew65 This is one I still haven‘t read. Great to have you joining our Readathon 🎄🎄🎄 (edited) 6d
annahenke @Andrew65 thank you @Andrew65 ! Thanks for hosting and happy holidays to you and yours!! 🎄🎁🧑‍🎄 5d
Andrew65 @annahenke Thanks, and hope you have a great Holiday Season too. 🎅🎅🎅 5d
Tamra 👋🏽 Good morning from Red Wing! ❄️ 5d
annahenke @Tamra good morning to you from across the way in Roseville! 🎄❄️☃️ (edited) 5d
jlhammar Hope you enjoy. Loved this one! 5d
annahenke @jlhammar thank you! It‘s very good so far. The narrator is fantastic! 5d
Prairiegirl_reading I read this one a few years ago between Christmas and new years and we got snowed in which made it so perfect. I loved this book so much!! I hope you enjoy it! 5d
annahenke @Prairiegirl_reading oh that does sound like a delightful reading experience! Happy holidays!! 5d
Prairiegirl_reading @annahenke happy holidays!!! 5d
BkClubCare There is a lot to this book! Enjoy 3d
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Search: A Novel | Michelle Huneven
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Search was witty & wonderful and 💯 universal to anyone who has ever belonged to an organization or committee. The internal politics and clashing personalities were spot on & completely recognizable. This book was delightful, but felt a tad too long. Narration by Cassandra Campbell was fantastic & the included recipes added to this charming book.
#ToB23 hope this book moves on!!

Hooked_on_books I‘ve been unsure about this one. Is it at all churchy? 1w
squirrelbrain Gah! I hope I can get hold of it soon in the UK…. 1w
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Cinfhen It‘s a twee churchy but not preachy at all @Hooked_on_books and it‘s heavier on satire than satan 😁😉I think you‘d like it, Holly 1w
Cinfhen I hope so too @squirrelbrain - it‘s great 😊 1w
sarahbarnes The premise of this one is so interesting. I might have to give it a try based on your review! 1w
Cinfhen It‘s really clever @sarahbarnes 1w
Ruthiella Two thumbs up from you and @Megabooks makes it a must read! #BlameitonLitsy 1w
Hooked_on_books Hmmmm, ok, I‘ll think about it! 😉 1w
Cinfhen @Megabooks Do u feel this book is churchy?? Asking for a friend ☺️ @Hooked_on_books 1w
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books it‘s Unitarian so not preachy at all. Not particularly Christian either in the traditional Jesus sense. It‘s more about disagreements among a dynamic group of people than about anything specifically religious. I think it‘s funnier if you know what makes some of the candidates good and horrible choices for leading a church. I think that‘s part of what had me laughing so much. 1w
Hooked_on_books @Megabooks That‘s really helpful—thank you! I‘m not a fan of churchy, so your description makes me a bit more interested in reading this one. I grew up Catholic, so I‘m not unfamiliar with that brand of church stuff. 1w
Cinfhen I do think you‘ll appreciate all the internal power plays amongst the search committees @Hooked_on_books the humor is really sharp!! 1w
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This book reminded me some of Rene Denfeld‘s The Enchanted in its theme, though it is written in a much more straightforward style. It‘s similar in that it doesn‘t shy away from the ugly and it tries to give a balanced view of how a killer might be made, without ever excusing the crime or the criminal. Not a standard mystery, but still gripping in its way as it counts down the hours to the state execution. This is a #BlameitonLitsy book for me.

Ruthiella For you @BarbaraBB ! Don‘t review everything I read on Litsy-lazy me! 😬 But I think it was @Cinfhen ‘s review that clinched it and made me put it on hold at the library! 😃 2w
BarbaraBB Very much appreciated ❤️ I want to read it too since I read @Cinfhen ‘s reviews and your review confirms that I want to! 2w
Cinfhen I‘m glad you picked it up @Ruthiella and im even happier that you “enjoyed” - although enjoy is probably the wrong word - it‘s a difficult story 💔 2w
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Cinfhen I do think this is a book you‘d appreciate @BarbaraBB 2w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Just got my copy! 2w
Cinfhen Yay @BarbaraBB !! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts 2w
BarbaraBB I think I‘ll read during Christmas break! 2w
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I am so easily seduced by beautiful covers, so when I saw @Tamra ‘s post about the Smith books, it wasn‘t long before I found myself clicking the purchase button. To make matters worse (or better…), a slew of Gibbons books with gorgeous covers were recommended, so why not one more? I‘m looking forward to the day that I cozy up with a hot cup of tea and one of these beauties. #bookmail #blameitonLitsy

catiewithac Charming! 1mo
IndoorDame Gorgeous! 1mo
Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 1mo
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Tamra Oh so lovely! 😍 1mo
merelybookish Gorgeous!! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Wonderful covers! 1mo
batsy Yes, those Vintage Gibbons's are also so pretty! 😍 1mo
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Ciel | Sophie Labelle
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It‘s been a little bit since I had a library haul large enough to post. This week I got more New Mutants, a harmonica book, a blame it on Litsy title, and a few random shelf picks, including the tagged book, another of Walter Scott‘s Wendy comics, and a big DC hardcover.

mandarchy I ❤️ it! "A blame it on litsy title." ? 1mo
xicanti @mandarchy #blameitonlitsy is a way of life! 1mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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#blameitonlitsy short story available on Amazon. Not what I expected. I think it was well do e, horrifying and engaging about how easy it is to make bad choices and worse consequences. I read the author wrote it after Jan 6- a horrifying event still being passed off by some as something else. #teammonstermash

Reggie I felt so bad for Uwe and Katya. He just let what the other thought of him take over. That toxic masculinity. I did like her use of the forest lore. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Reggie I agree- and I think that‘s what made this powerful horror to me. 1984 is still the scariest story I‘ve ever read- this was a micro of that- losing the lives you love because your seeking to belong…. I can‘t imagine how White House police felt that day- or feel today watching the limited credence given to Jan 6 by so many. It was powerful that this village was scared of Allie‘s and some did not believe in concentration camps. 1mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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An investigative reporter is in search of the truth about a filmmakers (Cordova) life and Cordova's daughters death and life. The story is so well written that I started to believe that the filmmaker and his films were real! Each time I thought I knew where the story was headed it turned a different way. perfect ending - great read from start to finish.
#story #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash
Make a great day everyone🎃

Addison_Reads Glad you liked this one. It's one of my favorites. 1mo
bthegood @Addison_Reads thank you -I'm not sure if it was your review - but this was a #blameitonlitsy read - have a good day - (edited) 1mo
WJCintron Can‘t wait to read it!!! 😃 1mo
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Oh gosh, this was lovely 🥰. This is a book I added to my #tbr from Litsy recommendations when I first joined. Glad I finally got to it, and just before the movie comes out. Will be recommending it to my own adolescent sons next.
#blameitonlitsy #bildungsroman

TheLudicReader It‘s a beauty of a book. 2mo
Librariana I didn't know there'd be a movie coming out! How exciting! 😄 The author was my Creative Writing professor in college back home in El Paso 😁😊 2mo
MrsMalaprop @Librariana oh wow! That‘s cool 😎 2mo
MrsMalaprop @Librariana When I visited the US as a 12yo I met a girl called Stacey in the pool at our hotel in Anaheim. She was from El Paso & we wrote to each other for years and years. Lost touch with her a while ago 🥲. (edited) 2mo
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