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Traci1
Pupcakes: A Christmas Novel | Annie England Noblin
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Mehso-so

This one could've been a pick. But the narrator's accent was so irritating, the constant reminders of the location (yes, you're from Jonesboro and now live in Memphis - you've mentioned it at least 37 times), the repeated unrealized held breaths, laughs, tears, etc. just kept me from enjoying what was a pretty ok story.

+1,276 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick
21/25 #crushtherush #readyourway @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheSpineView

Jadams89 🎄🎉 4y
Bookgoil But it looks so cute!!! 4y
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Traci1 @Bookgoil I think if I had read it in print, I'd have enjoyed it a lot more. The narrator just irritated me so much. The story was actually decent. Though not really Christmasy. 4y
Ruthiella “Unrealized held breath” drives me NUTS. It‘s so over used. 😖 4y
TheSpineView 🤩📚📖🎄 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🐶At least the cover is cute. 4y
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Traci1
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the original CiE story much more than this one. The small Christmas town setting is still just as charming as ever, but setting alone can't carry a story. The story was very blah, and adding in a bunch of side plots didn't help. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either.
Nearly finished with my Emma and Pietro #audiostitching project.
+966 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick
17/25 #crushtherush and #readyourway
#winterathon

Bookgoil Love your craft! Sorry t he book wasn‘t stellar! 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The needlepoint is coming along wonderfully. Sorry the book was a meh. I listened to the first one a few days ago and even that one was just OK. 4y
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Traci1
A Highland Christmas | M. C. Beaton
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Mehso-so
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DieAReader
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#ProgressItNovember #BYOBAntiReadaton #CYOReadathon

No TBR Per se, just potential reads😉

‘Open‘ pile:
- Checkered Past📚
- The Perfect Neighbor📖
- Jim Henson🎧

A few alternatives:
- Sharon Osbourne🎧
- Vanish📚

Sace I have to find that Henson biography! Happy Reading! 4y
DieAReader @Sace Thanks! I‘m not far into it yet, but I‘m enjoying it so far. 4y
GHABI4ROSES I bet anything Osborne will be good! 4y
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Sace
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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The readathon formerly known as #CYOReadathon has been retired. I'm changing things up for the rest of the year (and possibly all of 2021.) Let's just read together. No hashtag. Tagging optional. BYOB can be book or booze. You decide. 😊 See you on Sunday! Happy Reading!

Bookwormjillk Lol count me in 4y
Emilymdxn Yes I will be there! 4y
Yuki_Onna Sadly I won't get much time for reading this month because I need to finish a project... 😑 But definitely count me in for December! I'm looking forward to it - It sounds super relaxed and cozy! ☕ 📚 4y
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Sace @Yuki_Onna My reading has slowed down and I really don't know why. I think I just committed myself to so much that it actually just overwhelmed me and I shut down. 😂 4y
MoonWitch94 Love it 💗📖 4y
AnneCecilie Count me in 😊 4y
Megabooks Love this!! 4y
Sace @MoonWitch94 @Megabooks it's just that time of year where we can't add anything more to our plate so I wanted to keep things simpler. More like we sit and read and mentally know we are not alone (OK, that sounded hokier than I wanted it to... 🙄) 4y
Sace @AnneCecilie You will be counted! (which really has such a deeper meaning for me right now 😂) 4y
SconsinBookyBadger Count me in! I have Nov 6-8 off, I need motivation to read and of course much needed distraction from stressful events (personal and political). 4y
Sace @AnansiGirl I hope you get some mental relaxation for all the stressors. 4y
LibrarianRyan Heheheh. Sure. I‘m stuck on the desk today and tomorrow by myself so I‘m going to be reading anyway. 4y
Sace @LibrarianRyan Hope it's fun reading! (the desk part might not be so fun...) 4y
DieAReader @Sace Count me in! I also seriously overwhelmed myself with too many reading commitments throughout the summer. Along with everything else, this made October way too stressful & so not as productive (& maybe a bit less enjoyable too😳). 4y
Sace @Squidget I really wish I understood my reading brain. I just can't can't seem to plan my reading or to read on a deadline or within parameters of a prompt. At least not consistently. Most of the time I end up petering out. 4y
DieAReader @Sace Same here! I would have thought parameters & some deadlines would help, but seems not to work that way for me lol. 4y
GHABI4ROSES @Squidget I agree with changing up our formats! 4y
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Sace
Untitled | Unknown
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#30DaysOfGratitude @jb72

So I feel a little awkward with this prompt because I don't feel like I truly interact much with other #littens and calling out a few makes me feel like I'm missing many others, but @Jas16 @rabbitprincess @Buechersuechtling @Nute @Blueberry @batsy are some names that make me smile when I see them in my notifications

3 things I'm greatful for
1. My German teacher
2. My Spanish teachers
3. A house that needs cleaning

Sace Goodness and how could I forget @xicanti and @BookwormAHN amd their precious pup avatars? 4y
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xicanti ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BookwormAHN 💞💞💞 4y
squirrelbrain Aw that‘s so lovely of you - really made me smile! 😁 4y
MoonWitch94 I got your letter yesterday!! (It‘s actually been here since last week but I just checked my mail 🤦🏻‍♀️) I will write back ASAP! 💙 4y
Buechersuechtling 🤗 – And I do know so very well what you‘re talking about when you saying that you feel like missing out many others by naming three of us. 4y
Sace @squirrelbrain I'm so glad! I really do get so much joy here and I don't like having to pick a finite number and at the same time we just can't tagg everyone can we? 4y
Sace @MoonWitch94 don't even worry about it! We're all doing what we can right now! 4y
Sace @Buechersuechtling It's hard because everyone here is so wonderful and feeling overlooked is painful. It's one negative side effect of social media sometimes. 4y
Sace Hey! @Enchanted_Bibliophile I see you! 4y
JenReadsAlot Thank you!!! 4y
Sace HOW COULD I MISS @zezeki? 4y
Sace Let me tag @Cosyreader and @erofan too. 4y
Sace Don't think I'm forgetting you @erinreads ! 4y
squirrelbrain No we can‘t tag everyone, and everyone is so lovely but no-one will feel left out anyway, so don‘t worry! 4y
Sace @squirrelbrain I know. I just really feel the need to reach out to people today. 4y
Sace @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I know we just spoke, but I wanted to annoy the hell out of you. 4y
rabbitprincess ♥️♥️ Thanks for the shoutout! I am so glad to be your Litsy friend 😊 Looking forward to the November #CYOReadathon! 4y
Sace Oh! The Litsy Love duo! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie 4y
Sace @rabbitprincess Erm... I guess I need to get on that. TBH it's going to be more of an anti readathon. (I'm also gearing up for 2021 ROOTs 😊) 4y
Cosyreader @Sace thank you ❤️! 4y
Sace Peace to you @eanderson (comfession... I always read that in Matrix voice.) 4y
Sace @TheBookDream and @LiteraryinLititz I'm dealing with the news by being an annoying tagger. 😁 4y
sharread Thank you this is awesome 🤗🧡 4y
Sace @Megabooks is mega awesome! 4y
Sace @sharread I think I've created a monster for myself 😂 4y
LiteraryinLawrence @Sace 💜💜💜😋 4y
Sace @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm you know you're mega whopping awesome too! 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick No, thank YOU for being a friend! 😆 I think it's safe to say no one is keeping track of tags, so don't let it stress you. My guy and I are messy by nature, but over the weekend I realized that we're fortunate to at least have an apartment. It's not ideally big enough and thus cluttered, but it's a warm, dry place to live. 4y
Sace @BarbaraBB @LauraBeth I sort of think of you all as Litsy celebrities and always feel unworthy to tag 😂 4y
Sace @Texreader and @GingerAntics I really enjoyed reading with y'all this year. 4y
Sace @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick right? My house is kind of falling apart and our neighbors probably consider it an eyesore but at least the roof doesn't leak! 4y
Sace Peekaboo I see you @TheSpineView (I consider you another celebrity.) 4y
TheSpineView @Sace I didn't realize I had become a Litsy celebrity! 😋😂 Like you I feel I should tag everyone I know. It never fails I forget people. Blame it on age, covid, or whatever! Anyway, I do appreciate the tags I get. And no, I don't keep tabs on who does and doesn't tag me. That is what I love about Litsy, everyone is low key here.💞 4y
Sace @TheSpineView I know people don't keep tabs. I just hope everyone knows how much joy they bring... 4y
BarbaraBB I know what you mean, the moment you tag someone you remember someone you forgot! So many nice people here! Don‘t you feel unworthy silly lovely @Sace ; I love your posts and your taste in books and I‘m certainly not a Litsy celebrity lol 😀😘❤️ 4y
Sace @BarbaraBB I know what you mean. I'm over here going "Dang! I forgot..." And thank you. I'm glad you enjoy my books *blush* 4y
TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 4y
Yuki_Onna @Sace Awwwwww... Thank you!!!💝It also makes me happy seeing your name pop up every time! 4y
tournevis @Sace And you! 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 4y
Jas16 Awww thank you so much! And I feel the same! 4y
Branwen Thanks so much, friend! *hugs* I feel the same way! 💖 Litsy really is such a wonderful community! 4y
eanderson You just made my day with that! Now that‘s all I‘m going to hear 🤣🤣🤣💕 4y
Traci1 Aw, thanks for the tag. I feel the same way. It's so nice to have a place like this to come together with people with a similar interest and find out how many other ways in which we connect. 💙💙 4y
CBee @Sace hi Sara 👋🏻👋🏻 got your card today! I love your handwriting 😁 4y
Sace @Traci1 and how alike we really are! 4y
Sace @CBee Aw! Thanks! Honestly I have to really slow down or it would be illegible 😂 4y
Blueberry Thank you for that tag. You are so kind. You lifted up my low spirits. 4y
Sace @Blueberry im so sorry you are feeling low 😔 4y
Megabooks Thank you!! This made my day! 💜💜💜😘 You are mega-amazing! 4y
Texreader 🥰😘 4y
TheAromaofBooks Aw thank you!!! It's lovely getting to know you!!! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve been bad at interacting too, but I‘m trying to do better there....such a great community. 4y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Sace This made my day!! It‘s been a rough one, and I needed a pick me up! You are too sweet! ❤️😊❤️ 4y
Sace @Megabooks aww shucks. I'm glad you're on Litsy. 4y
Sace @TheAromaofBooks I grin every time I see your pup. And I live for the 2nd of every month. 4y
Sace @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It's just too easy sometimes to scroll and like. Sometimes I really need to check myself and take the time to leave a comment. Even if it's just one. 4y
Sace @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm it has been rough today! 4y
CBee @Sace ha! Well it‘s awesome 😁 4y
jb72 Sometimes we need to pause a moment and make contact with our online friends. Thank you for joining in! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Sace awwww thank you 💞💞💞 4y
NeedsMoreBooks Thank you so much for the tag, @Sace ! You are awesome 💖💖 4y
DebinHawaii @Sace Awww... thank you for the tag! It means a lot! 😘 4y
batsy This was very unexpected and made me smile so wide! Thank you so much and right back at you ❤️ That GG image... Love it! 4y
Sharpeipup Why thank you! @Sace 4y
Crazeedi @Sace it's so funny because I'm reading your comments and you keep adding people, which is exactly what I would do! How can one mention every litten that has been so special to you? It's why I love this community ❤ 4y
Sace @jb72 people want to argue that online isn't "really" connecting, and I agree that we all do need real face to face connections, but I also really enjoy the ability to talk to people from everywhere and hear what they think/have to say. 4y
Sace @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you're welcome. I really appreciate all the work you both put into Litsy Love. Letter writing is a lost art and I like seeing it getting attention (not that I've EVER been a good correspondent 😂) 4y
Sace @NeedsMoreBooks No, YOU are 😊 4y
Sace @DebinHawaii you are "soup"er! ? 4y
Sace @batsy Smiles are good for us! 😁 4y
Sace @Sharpeipup You're welcome. Do you know how much I love your big, red nose? 4y
Sace @Crazeedi exactly! I wish there was some way to just tag everyone. I guess the closest would be to just send love to all the #Littens 😊 4y
Cortg Awe! I didn‘t check in on Litsy yesterday but this post and the comments made my day today ❤️ 4y
jb72 @Sace For sure! While in person is extremely important, online friends are just as real. It‘s so nice to talk to so many different kinds of people and learn about other cultures. 4y
Nute Gosh! This was incredibly sweet. It is just what I needed...a moment of connectedness...a reminder of friendship. Thank you, Sara. I‘m diggin‘ you, Girl!💕{{{HUGS}}} 4y
Sharpeipup @Sace thanks! It was a clown nose I got once and every so often I‘ll wear it...just because it makes me smile. 4y
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Bookworm54
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My monthly round up!

I read 10 books and started 2 others (pictured)
I also watched S1 and 2 of Kingdom, BBCs Dracula, S1 of What We Do In The Shadows, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Hocus Pocus, Corpse Bride, Haunted Mansion, and 2 eps of Truth Seekers.

I read 8hrs for #CYOReadathon, 36hrs for #Screamathon, 10hrs for #October20in4, 14hrs for #OutstandingOctober, 9hrs for #CocoTurns50, 6hrs for #ReadYourWay, and 5hrs for #CreatureFeaturethon

Bookworm54 My total point score for #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 is 6857 points. Thanks for hosting @StayCurious and @Clwojick :) 4y
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 4y
TheSpineView Great job!😍🤩😊 4y
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Bookgoil Glad you enjoyed all the readathons!!! ❤️🎃 4y
Clwojick 👏 Way to go!!! Thanks for playing along this past month! 👏 4y
StayCurious Great job!! 4y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Mehso-so

I am not one for legal books, fiction or non-fiction, but I joined in on the #SundsyBuddyRead. This is very thorough, giving us some background about the Borden family and the aftermath of those vicious murders. We move to details of the court case, with day by day descriptions of the case and includes black & white photos of the crime scenes, and closes with the verdict and a brief aftermath. This is DENSE. Well researched, but lots of names ⬇️

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen Book
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Panpan

Mare Winningham's audio narration was FANTASTIC but I'm glad this smucking book is over! Listening to Lisey's Story for 19 hours on CD over the last two weeks means I had a lot of time to think about this. It was too long. Parts of this book felt unimportant to the ultimate story and others were repetitive to the point where I was hoping for some clown to emerge from the sewer in an unexpected crossover to take out every last one of them. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Lisey is boring. Her sisters are boring. Zero scares, and the most thrilling part was a scene with a can opener! And worst of all, there were so many words and phrases that are like inside jokes/family phrases that are supposed to take you into their specific story but really just grated my nerves into a parmesan-like substance. Among the grating are smucking (in lieu of it's rhyming F word), bool (still couldn't 100% explain WTF it is), ⬇️ 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick parents referred to as Goodma & Dandy, and most annoying, is this famous writer can't call the blanket an afghan, but an African. The only vaguely supernatural thing about this is the place Lisey's husband has taken her at times, a bit like The Upside-Down of you're a Stranger Things fan, called Booya Moon. I'm just not sentimental enough for this sort of self-indulgent story. At least there are beaucoup team points for this one. ⬇️ 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick #scarathalon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious 2,016 total points on this
15 points for the (barely) team theme +1 participation plus 19 full hours for 8 'thons my #Bookspin book for Oct @thearomaofbooks #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #gothtober #sbooktober #readlikehellathon #bookishbingo #nameinthetitlereadathon #supernaturalathon and less hours for these shorter 'thons #theautumnreadathon 9h, #Thrillathon 3h, #cyoreadathon 3h, #october8in2 2h,⬇️
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TheAromaofBooks A perfect review! 😂 4y
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