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The Christmas Pearl | Dorothea Benton Frank
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My #FriendsWithBooks bookclub reads our Christmas book in November so that in December we can have our Christmas dinner party and book exchange. It does feel weird reading a Christmas book before Thanksgiving! Lol 😝 instead of stringing popcorn as a garland I‘m eating it for breakfast!
🎅🏻 🎄 ♥️📚

Maria514626 I love your shoes! 1mo
tpixie @Maria514626 thanks!!! They are Keens- and I wish I had bought a second pair!!! They are fun and comfy!! 1mo
Liatrek I started reading Christmas books too😊 love popcorn for breakfast! 1mo
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Maria514626 Thanks, @tpixie! I love Keens and Christmas is coming! 1mo
tpixie @Liatrek we‘re twins 👯‍♀️ 🍿 📚♥️ 1mo
tpixie @Maria514626 yes ! 🎄📚♥️ 1mo
AnansiGirl Nothing wrong with popcorn for breakfast 🍿😋 1mo
Sills @tpixie I love it I'm starting it today🎄 1mo
tpixie @Sills you will probably finish it too!!! The girls 👶🏻👶🏻 keep asking for attention!!! 1mo
tpixie @AnansiGirl lol 😂 right?! 1mo
Sills @tpixie I'm on part 3 should finish tomorrow night-very fast read especially in larger print😂😂😂 1mo
tpixie @Sills yes!! I‘m still in Pt 2 - those babies!! 1mo
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Twisted | Steve Cavanagh
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My two new reads 😁 thank you @Vicki4
Love a book swap

#bookswap #bookworm #newreads #friendswithbooks

Brackellington5 I am reading Thirteen at the minute... Twisted is hopefully next on my list 4mo
Powered_By_Plants @Brackellington5 ooh enjoy! It was a great read! Let me know what you think! I‘m still yet to read twisted but can‘t wait to 😊 3mo
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Endless Beach | Jenny Colgan
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There are too many mosquitoes outside this summer due to all the rains. I think I‘m going to have to read by my window more instead of outside!
#FriendsWithBooks Bookclub Book

MicheleinPhilly Ugh. I HATE mosquitos and I am a mosquito magnet. If I see standing water anywhere I‘m like, “GET RID OF THAT!” 6mo
tpixie @MicheleinPhilly yes!!! Later today when it‘s hotter I‘m hoping to go out there and spray mosquito 🦟 repellent around and turn my fan on and maybe that will keep them away. Ticks and mosquitoes are horrible! 6mo
Sills #tpixie mosquitos-such a bothersome😡 I have to douse myself in Off to go walking in the mornings😳 6mo
tpixie @Sills yes!!! 6mo
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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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School is out for the summer! Which means I can now get started on my stack of books! I am currently reading "Bone Gap," have two books to pick up at the library, "The Sound of Gravel" on the way from Amazon, and these books to read for my classroom!

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 7mo
Andrew65 I enjoyed the Tattooist of Auschwitz which would bring up some interesting discussion in classrooms. Welcome to Litsy. (edited) 7mo
Lynnsoprano Welcome! So glad you‘ve joined our wonderful family. 7mo
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wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 7mo
KaraWines @CrowCAH Thank you!! 7mo
KaraWines @Andrew65 Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading that one! 7mo
KaraWines @wanderinglynn Thank you! 7mo
KaraWines @Lynnsoprano Thank you! Me, too! 7mo
SW-T Awesome! Happy reading to you 🙂📚 7mo
Jacki_Reads I meant to bring home my copy of The Sun is Also a Star! 7mo
Freespirit That‘s a great stack! 7mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 7mo
MrBook #NiceStack! Welcome to the #LitsyFamily! (I almost became an English teacher.) 7mo
robinb So glad you‘re here! Welcome to Litsy! 😊 7mo
sudi Welcome To Litsy 😊 7mo
tpixie @Andrew65 oh good! I'm Reading it in a couple months for my #FriendsWithBooks Bookclub with @Sills and @JoanehSmith 7mo
tpixie @KaraWines welcome!!! 🥳📚🥳 7mo
Geeklet Welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️ 7mo
KaraWines @SW-T Thank you! 6mo
KaraWines @SW-T Thank you! I can't wait! 6mo
KaraWines @Freespirit Thank you!! 6mo
KaraWines @jenniferajanes Thank you! 6mo
KaraWines @MrBook Thank you! It is a crazy rollercoaster! What did you decide to do instead? 6mo
KaraWines @Jacki_Reads Maybe in a few days/weeks you can go grab it. Give yourself a break! 6mo
KaraWines @robinb Thank you!! 6mo
KaraWines @sudi Thank you! 6mo
KaraWines @Geeklet Thank you! 6mo
KaraWines @TrishB Hello! 6mo
KaraWines @tpixie Thank you! 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 Yay for summer break! I teach 12th grade English and AP Literature. #teachersoflitsy 6mo
Johanna414 How fun! I‘m a middle high school librarian and the stack I take home every summer is pretty comparable... unfortunately I‘m in NY so I‘ve got another month to go! 😆 6mo
Kaylamburson Welcome to Listy!!! Some of my favorites from that stack are Salt to the Sea (would prompt amazing discussions about little-known historical events/tragedies), The Program, and The Treatment (which are intense looks into depression and teen mental health)! Then, if you'd want a follow-up for teens to aid that mental health discussion, Don't Call Me Crazy would be perfect. 6mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Welcome to Litsy! Enjoy all your summer reading, I've read a few from this stack and I think you have some good ones ahead! 6mo
MrBook @KaraWines I got a degree in English instead of English Ed. Now I‘m a librarian. 😁 6mo
michelepedone Many of these are on my list too! 6mo
Andrew65 @tpixie Hope you all enjoy it. 😊 6mo
KaraWines @MrBook That's a dream of mine! 6mo
baes Welcome to Litsy! That‘s a great haul! (edited) 6mo
KaraWines @baes Thanks! They are all new additions to my classroom library! 6mo
RebL I hate to be a jerk and add to your already robust & beautiful stack, but Litsy is sort of the place for this kind of behavior. The tagged book is one of my favorites of 2019 for teens. 6mo
Readergrrl Welcome! I‘m an English teacher too! I teach a variety of levels of 12th grade and I‘m also always looking for recommendations! 6mo
Readergrrl What I love about teaching 12th grade is that we all share our books and my students give me as many ideas as I give them! Win win!!! 6mo
KaraWines @CoffeeNBooks Awesome! I teach 10th grade, college composition 1 and 2, and creative writing! 6mo
KaraWines @RebL Thanks! I'll add it to my list! 6mo
KaraWines @Readergrrl Me as well! I buy way too many, but I just cannot stop! 6mo
DebinHawaii Great stacks and I really liked The Sound of Gravel. 📚📚👍 6mo
Tonton Whoa, great stack! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ll just be over here being insanely jealous of you all summer. ☺️ Welcome! 6mo
KaraWines @MicheleinPhilly I am so excited! Have you read any? 6mo
KaraWines @Tonton Thanks! I think my students will enjoy these, too! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Only the Nicola Yoon! 6mo
perfectsinner Great haul! Shout is on my want-to-reads list. 6mo
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Starting the Alice network for #LitsyBookClub but I also need to get started on the 100-year-old Man ... For #FriendsWithBooks Club
Today I‘m also celebrating that my daughter is finishing in nursing 🤱 school and is having her Pinning Ceremony today!

wanderinglynn Congrats to your daughter! That‘s exciting! 7mo
tpixie @wanderinglynn thanks!! We are so happy for her! 7mo
Cortg Congratulations to you and your daughter!
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tpixie @Cortg thanks!!! She‘s worked really hard! She used to not be a good student, and now lo and behold when she has a purpose she‘s a straight a student!!! Now my prayers are that she passes her aren‘t test the first time around!! She‘s been studying hard! 7mo
Marmie7 That's awesome, congratulations to her and hope she does well on her boards! Tell her not to "overthink" the questions. She's got this! 7mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations to your daughter and you! I am listening to the Alice Network and it is amazing! 7mo
Aims42 I'm currently reading 'The Alice Network' and I can't put it down! Hoping to finish it this weekend. Congrats to your daughter!! 🎉 7mo
CouronneDhiver 🌺❤️🌺❤️ 7mo
Gissy Yes, congratulations to your daughter! 🎓A proud mom! 7mo
tpixie @Marmie7 great advice! Thx! 7mo
tpixie @Graciouswarriorprincess thanks! I‘ve just started listening, but I think I‘ll love it too! 7mo
tpixie @Aims42 I really like Eve and Charlie! Thx! Maybe you should join #LitsyBookClub this month and discuss the book with us!! @litsybookclub 7mo
tpixie @CouronneDhiver ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
Aims42 @tpixie oooo I should! I hadn‘t heard that‘s the book that‘s being read this month, thanks! ☺️ 7mo
tpixie @Aims42 😉☺️ 7mo
tpixie @Gissy thanks!!! 7mo
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Getting ready to start my IRL Book club book 📚
iI am so excited to see that our irises are starting to come out! 🌺 Happy Reading!! #FriendsWithBooks

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Gorgeous color, mine are a purple. 7mo
Mdargusch Beautiful! 💛 7mo
tpixie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa we have different purple varieties too. I love all the colors! We have like a fourth of a football field of irises out back! My husband sometimes goes overboard on his passions! 7mo
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tpixie @Mdargusch thanks! I have a really pretty book anyone out there but it got hit by hail yesterday so it did not photograph well ! But new ones will be blooming ! 7mo
Sills How beautiful:) - can't wait to see them in person! @tpixie
tpixie @Sills lol. Of course by book club they will probably be done blooming!! We need a mid- May visit!! 7mo
minkyb My goodness that iris is stunning! 7mo
CouronneDhiver Pretty! Do you know what kind of iris that is? I‘ll be planting Dutch iris bulbs in a few weeks‘ time. Just curious 7mo
tpixie @minkyb thanks!!! 7mo
tpixie @CouronneDhiver no, I don‘t. I‘ll let you know if my husband does. We usually just make up names for them. He has over 125 varieties! 7mo
CouronneDhiver More pictures? And maybe some advice if he has any. 😃 7mo
tpixie @CouronneDhiver he doesn‘t know the name. But his advice: Don‘t plant them deep. Make sure the top of the rhizome is above ground. Make sure there is good drainage, so they don‘t stand in water. 7mo
JoanehSmith That 100 year old man sure has had an interesting life...I‘m halfway through it and shaking my head! 😁 7mo
tpixie @JoanehSmith I need to get to it! It‘s a long book! He must have a LOT of big adventures!! 7mo
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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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Bandette is having a hard time facing this book. It is a fantastic read, though. One of my all-time favorites. I‘m re-reading this book for book club It is as moving the second time as it was the first time. Take your antioxidants, meditate, and hunt up some Mediterranean recipes! #FriendsWithBooks

Sills @tpixie Definitely a moving and realistic book. My heart ached at times😞 1y
LorieL Is your puppy a Havanese? 1y
tammysue ❤️🐶🐾 1y
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tpixie @Sills yes that‘s exactly right- an aching heart. 1y
tpixie @LorieL no , she‘s a Malte- shu part Maltese part Shih Tzu 😊🐶 1y
tammysue She‘s precious Teri. I have a little Malty girl named Pearl, they are very sweet and loving. 💕 1y
tpixie @whatshesreadingnow What a cute name, Pearl!! Yes, very loving!! 1y
LorieL We'll, she's very cute! Looks similar to my dog who is a Havanese. 😊 1y
tpixie @LorieL yes esp curled up, she does!!! ( my sister has two havanese and they are so precious) 1y
Sills @tpixie @JoanehSmith Agreed book was thought provoking and deeply moving🤔I already love Mediterranean food (except basil) and seriously thinking about adding a few extra supplements in the morning! 1y
tpixie @Sills ❤️❤️❤️ yes! Avoid basil 🌿- you‘re allergic!!! 1y
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The Hiding Place | Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill
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It‘s finally cooled off so I can do a little bit of reading outside on the porch! Starting this for my IRL Bookclub #FriendsWithBooks

Sills @tpixie I finished-yea am working on the Sips and Sun summer book club at Bluebird now-The Charm Bracelet🙂 2y
tpixie @Sills I bought that book, not certain I'll make it! 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful setting 💙💙💙 2y
tpixie @Cathythoughts I‘m so lucky this is my back yard!! Best place in/out of the house! 2y
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Oh my!! I‘m glad I‘m a female of my times and not Tess‘s! #FriendsWithBooks

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Although I‘m enjoying this re-reading, I‘m afraid my book club will be in agony - thinking they are in English Class!! So many notes, appendixes, glossary, and long introduction! ( I told them to skip all that and just jump into the book)!! Interesting, this book tagged has a 25% liking, while another has >85%! #FriendsWithBooks

Cathythoughts It will be interesting to hear their views. We have Far From The Madding Crowd, this month 😉 2y
tpixie @Cathythoughts I‘ll keep you posted. I‘ll need to check out your book! 2y
tpixie @Cathythoughts interesting about another female.... 2y
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Lcsmcat I‘ve noticed that too, when there are multiple versions of a book in the data base. I wonder if the clean up LibraryThing promised will average them together? 2y
Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat I don‘t really have any idea what LT are planning for Litsy. It‘s all a bit mysterious 🤔 2y
BookwormM I love this book the Tv adaptation is good as well 2y
tpixie @BookwormM oh! I‘ll try to find the TV VERSION! 2y
BookwormM Pretty sure Gemma Atherton was Tess... 2y
tpixie @Lcsmcat good question- and I still couldn‘t find the Penguin Classics ed I was actually reading.. 2y
tpixie @BookwormM thx!!! 2y
readinginthedark Interesting with the ratings! I wonder if the readers who responded the same way to Tess also responded the same way to how the book was listed? Or if people want to post on the same page with likeminded people. I didn‘t like this one but know a lot of people who did. 2y
tpixie @readinginthedark good question. It is definitely older English writing. And I want to protect Tess! And wish she could protect herself! What horrible parents!! 2y
readinginthedark I agree with you that she has horrible parents! The writing was good, but I just couldn‘t stand Tess. I would have felt bad for her if she‘d just had better resolution. She makes all of these big decisions for herself after her rape, but she just turns around and changes her mind when she can‘t hold out any longer. I got tired of it and kept thinking, “Make a decision and stick with it!” 2y
tpixie @readinginthedark yes that/ she is frustrating!! 2y
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