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Halfway through the year and I‘ve been captivated by so many books - both the treasures quietly resting on my shelves awaiting my recognition of their brilliance and the bright shiny books dazzling me every Tuesday on publication day. Just how do authors manage to write so many good and new stories!?

June 2024 #IndexCard collection

Texreader Love this so much!!! 3w
BookmarkTavern I have never heard of Camino Ghosts, and your card makes me want to look it up immediately! 3w
LiteraryinLawrence I always like seeing your book cards! 3w
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Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 3w
AnnCrystal 📚👏🤩👍💝. (edited) 3w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
marleed @Texreader @LiteraryinLawrence @Ruthiella @AnnCrystal @dabbe Thank you so much for- your comments compel me to maintain my collection! 3w
marleed @BookmarkTavern It came out this month and it‘s my favorite of the trilogy. It also works fine as a stand alone read! I gave it 5*! 3w
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Well, I‘m minutes away from hosting my 10 month-old grandson for the next 4 days and 3 nights - by myself! And some of that daytime will also include his first cousin and my 22 month-old grandson. 3 year-old twins will be in Branson, MO and - goodness I love them- told there parents‘ they‘d rather stay with me! ….I think it‘s safe to lock in my #indexcard collection for May!

May 2024 #MonthlyWrapUp

TheBookgeekFrau Yayyyy! Sleepover at Grandma's!!!! Have fun 😊😊 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Oh my gosh, you‘re going to be busy! Have a blast! 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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UwannaPublishme They know who the coolest Grandma is! Enjoy! 💕 2mo
lil1inblue Have fun with your grandson! I love your index card collection! It's beautiful! 2mo
bthegood Enjoy your time with them - how fun 🙂 2mo
BookmarkTavern Always a joy to see your wrap ups! 💕 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful as always. Hug those grand babies- lots. 💙 2mo
marleed @TheBookgeekFrau @LiteraryinLawrence @dabbe @UwannaPublishme @lil1inblue @bthegood @BookmarkTavern @CoverToCoverGirl Thanks everyone! And we survived 4 days and 3 overnights. We‘ll see if I did enough to convince Sparky I‘m his favorite person in the world. Sparks is 1 year younger and 5 pounds heavier than the grandson I watch Mon-Thurs. Holy cow, does my back ever recognize that difference! I‘ll be crawling to bed now 🛌🥱 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau @marleed Of course you're his favorite person in the world! Sleep well, being the favorite is damn hard work 😁💕 2mo
UwannaPublishme Whew! Now you can relax! 😅 2mo
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It‘s April and once again my tax bill was significant. So this #IndexCard display represents in part a game I play …. In my head I subtract $15 from my tax bill for each new release I‘m able to nab from the library. This month I subtracted $225 - not bad, but I have a long way to go 🤪
April 2024 #MonthlyWrapup

slategreyskies I‘ve seen that some libraries will keep a running tally for you and print it out on your checkout receipts. It‘ll say something like, “So far this year, you‘ve saved $435 by using your local library.” I think that‘s a really good idea, and I wish my library did that. I‘d find it fascinating to see my tally go up over the course of the year. 3mo
marleed @slategreyskies oh my gosh, that‘s a great idea! A few years ago I received a breakdown that showed how much of my state taxes went to support the public library. I thought it was fascinating and realized at the very least we should all read enough library book to match those amounts. 3mo
bookandbedandtea I love your monthly wrap ups! 🤩 3mo
dabbe My favorite end-of-the-month posting! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
marleed @bookandbedandtea @dabbe Thank you, your comments mean so much to me! 3mo
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Happy Easter Everyone! I‘ll be sitting here testing myself to see how well I recall the notes scribbled on the backs of my cards this month!

March 2024 #MonthlyWrapUp
#Indexcard collection

Ruthiella Beautiful 🤩 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wonderful!!! 4mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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bthegood hope you had a good Easter day - 4mo
marleed @bthegood It was a fun-filled weekend with 4 grandkids under 4 and a giant Easter Bunny (my son, an annual tradition with a mascot suit inherited from his late dad)! 4mo
bthegood @marleed 👍 🙂 4mo
marleed @bthegood I hope that this morning any chocolate bunnies remaining in your house are missing both their ears and tails! 4mo
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It‘s a wrap on February 2024 and most of these books were pulled from my physical shelves.

….My read & unread books are mixed together on my shelves with a translucent paragraph tab on the spine of unread books. It feels good to finally pull more tabs than I add in a given month. If I plan to donate the book, I'll turn the spine out on my shelves.

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jlhammar Wow, another amazing month! Love how your Covenant of Water card turned out. I‘m just finishing up Neighbors, been reading a story or two each day - really good. 5mo
Cuilin 😍😍😍 5mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
BookmarkTavern Oh the Covenant of Water looks gorgeous! 5mo
marleed @jlhammar @Cuilin @dabbe @BookmarkTavern Oh thank you! I have as much fun submitting this post as I do making the cards. Honestly I may have given up the effort if it weren‘t for the wonderful Litten comments! 5mo
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My first stack for the 2024 #indexcard collection is complete! Nice that I have this representation because many were a result of shuffling Libby holds. I wanted to work down that virtual stack since much of Feb will be looking at my physical shelves. #MonthlyWrapUp January 2024

Cuilin These are fabulous!! 😍 6mo
jlhammar Wow, great month! 6mo
SamAnne You read all of those? You have super powers!! 6mo
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
Ruthiella Gorgeous as usual! 😍 6mo
marleed @SamAnne Even though I had a December head start with Demon and Jan lasted 529 days in my neck of the woods, my books consist of physical, ebook, and audio. I live on my own these days and watch little TV, so if my eyes aren‘t landing on words, I‘m likely listening to an audiobook. I often do both, simultaneously! 6mo
marleed @Cuilin @jlhammar @dabbe @Ruthiella Thank you - you make my day!💕 6mo
Suet624 I really love your index cards. 4mo
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If anyone needs me, I‘ll be sitting at my table sorting 245 2023 cards by author along with previous years‘ books.

Happy New Year all my marvelous Littens!

#indexcard collection

ChasingOm 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy New Year! 7mo
ChaoticMissAdventures Love how gorgeous this looks!! 7mo
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dabbe Stunning! 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
AnnR 👍👍👍 7mo
Ruthiella Amazing 🤩 7mo
GinaKButler Incredible! I always love seeing what you post! Happy New Year! 7mo
IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
Meshell1313 Love love love! 😍😍😍😍 7mo
Deblovestoread That is a huge bit of awesome! 😍 7mo
jlhammar Wow! 7mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 7mo
TieDyeDude 💪🎉 7mo
eeclayton Wow! 😍 7mo
Reggie How great! Happy New Year! 7mo
janeycanuck I love that you do this. You need to show us the full stack some time! 7mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! 😍🙌🏻 7mo
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December 2023 #MonthlyWrapUp.
The last #indexcard set of the year!

Ruthiella Beautiful as ever! 😍 7mo
marleed @Ruthiella oh Thankyou! Next, I‘m working to get my whole year of cards in one pic! 7mo
dabbe Wow! It seems like yesterday I was admiring your November cards! 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
AnnR Nice! 7mo
marleed @dabbe @AnnR Thank you! I feel all of ‘23 flew by in a flash! 7mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I just had to see what my #BookSpin and #DoubleSin list looked like (arranged BS, DS, BS, DS… Jan-Dec). I didn‘t keep track as each month ended so I traveled back through my entire year of Litsy posting to build this! I‘m thrilled realizing many of these books would remain upon my TBR had I not participated in this challenge. The average rating is 4.25, and that‘s a B+! Thank you @TheAromaofBooks for hosting this each year! #indexcard

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
marleed @dabbe For 2023 I played this challenge by category but didn‘t track my BS or DS once the month was finished. Oh my gosh, it was so interesting for me to see how this list fell out and to average out my subjective ratings which I record on the backside. I‘m thrilled I read some of these books that were so long on my TBR! And some of those books were donated to area LFLs! 7mo
dabbe @marleed You are WAY more organized than me! 🤩😂😘 7mo
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marleed @dabbe Hahaha - sometimes it‘s my superpower, sometimes it‘s my kryptonite! But always it‘s organized! 7mo
dabbe @marleed 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
TheAromaofBooks YAY!!! What a great year!! As always, I LOVE your cards!! 7mo
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The Museum of Failures | Thrity Umrigar
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According to the hen-scratch on the backsides of my #indexcard collection, these are my #Top230f23. I disqualified from consideration rereads, one 5* novella, and nonfiction. My favorite is tagged, and the first 10 (by row and in no particular) are my #Top10of23.

@Cinfhen my heart aches from this war and for your pain. @BarbaraBB you are the best for continuing this tradition in Cindy‘s honor.

Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 And I‘m pleased to see a few titles that I‘ve also read and enjoyed. 7mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
marleed @Ruthiella @dabbe Thanks, one of my favorite things is reading everyone‘s lists. In fact, I‘m going to give a couple days next week where all my reading is dedicated to reading/reviewing/researching lists created by others. I‘m gonna need a bigger TBR! (edited) 7mo
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BarbaraBB Thank you for sharing your favorites. And what a wonderful way to do so! Love it 🩷 7mo
BookmarkTavern Lovely, as always! 💕 7mo
marleed @BarbaraBB @BookmarkTavern Thank you! It‘s so fun to look this year‘s stack of cards and participate in end of year lists. It‘s interesting to me because all year I simply look at the current month of cards! 7mo
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