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BookBabe
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Day 1 of #LitsyWalkers! It was a decent walk for my first day. COLD! But I was bundled up (as you can see in the pic, lol).

Is it just me? This book makes me angry. Maybe that gave me a little extra energy, haha. I don‘t know, I feel like Marie Kondo is judging me and being awfully hard on me. 😝

Thank you @Kaye for organizing this wonderful initiative, and thank you @DarcysMom for inspiring it! ❤️

#audiowalk

TiredLibrarian Did you get to the part about books? Because if you're pissed off now and haven't read that part yet, just wait... 🤯😉 11mo
PagesByTheWater I love what she has to say, but I do feel her method is best suited for those who live in small spaces like apartments or people who live in the city. That being said, I feel like some people can find ways to incorporate her method in small parts so they can reap the benefits. I plan on using her method to clear out our clothes and make final decisions on books I‘ve been on the fence with keeping for years now. (edited) 11mo
Cinfhen Yay you!!! 11mo
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julesG 👏👏👏 Good job! Don't worry about Marie Kondo, she seems to rile up a lot of people. I have changed over to her method of folding the laundry (most of it), but since my unread and read books spark joy and I don't live in a humid area, I'm going to keep them. 11mo
Kaye Great job @BookBabe I‘m so proud of you ! I haven‘t read that book and won‘t, because everyone that I‘ve heard that‘s read it, all feels the same as you. I don‘t need anyone telling me how to tidy up. I‘ve been a housewife for 41 years. I could teach HER how to tidy up. 11mo
Bklover Good for you @BookBabe 👏👏👏. I‘m feeling inspired to make my walk a bit longer today! @kaye your comment cracked me up- I‘m with you! 11mo
hermyknee Haha, I couldn‘t read the actual books because I kept getting annoyed, but my amazing #booktoteswap match, @idrinkandiknowthings sent me 11mo
hermyknee There was a lot of humor in it and I read it really fast 11mo
Flaneurette To me the takeaway of her method is getting rid of stuff without guilt, whether it was a gift or you spent a lot of money on the item, it is ok to get it out of your life. If you watch the show the after homes still have a lot of stuff, they aren‘t minimalist by any definition. For some reason many people need an authority figure to tell them this! 11mo
SamanthaMarie I did my clothes with her method and really like how they look folded the way she does! And I got rid of things that my husband likes or were gifts from friends but that *I* did not like. I also used her method for books, but kept almost all of them except a small handful 😂 I haven't done anything else. Meh. I like what @Flaneurette took away from it!! I think that is true. 11mo
idrinkandiknowthings @hermyknee I'm so glad you enjoyed the manga version at least! 😊 11mo
DarcysMom Looks like a pretty walk - even of it was cold and a little angry. 😁 Based on what others have said, I don't think I would enjoy her book. I *really* love my stuff. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft I love her folding method! But the book chapter, yeah, no... 😂😂😂 11mo
kgriffith NOT just you 😏 11mo
CarolynM I'm with you. Who wants to live in a display home? 11mo
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BookBabe Thanks everyone! I‘m feeling better knowing it‘s not just me! 😛 And yes, her book chapter REALLY got me! 😡Ironically, if I were to take her advice, I‘d be throwing out her own book because for me it most definitely does NOT spark joy. 😂 @TiredLibrarian @julesG @hermyknee @kaye (and yes, your comment made me laugh!) @kgriffith @CarolynM 11mo
Kaye @Flaneurette @SamanthaMarie If it tells me to get rid of stuff I don‘t like or need, I already do that. I don‘t like clutter or unnecessary stuff that I never use. I‘m the opposite of a pack rat. If I didn‘t use it this week, I throw it out. I bet I have to buy a new turkey baster every blasted year because I only use it on the holidays. 11mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Polly, my dad‘s cat, was my reading buddy for The Secret History. (Photo from yesterday).

This was the first of Donna Tartt‘s books I read and this one will stay with me for a while, feeling a little gutted honestly.

CoffeeCatsBooks Thanks @callielafleur this was one of my #BookToteSwap gifts from you! 😊 11mo
callielafleur I'm glad you liked it! It's one of my favorites. Her writing is unbelievable. 🤗 11mo
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erinreads
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@Captivatedbybooks Guess who finally stopped procrastinating and wrote you a damn letter back? 😹 This will be included with ~something else~ so be on the lookout in the next week or so. #apluspenpal #litsypenpals

Captivatedbybooks Love the kitty!!!! 2y
erinreads @Captivatedbybooks they‘re super fun stickers that @CoffeeCatsBooks included in my #booktoteswap package, so now I‘m just excited I can use them for someone who appreciates them! 🤗 2y
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hermyknee
White Oleander | Janet Fitch
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The Santa Anas blew in hot from the desert, shriveling the last of the spring grass into whiskers of pale straw. Only the oleanders thrived, their delicate poisonous blooms, their dagger green leaves. We could not sleep in the hot dry nights, my mother and I.

Beginning this beautifully written tome. Thank you, @idrinkandiknowthings 💙 #booktoteswap

LikelyLibrarian I‘ve seen this movie a few times and love it. I hope the book is better! 2y
IamIamIam I read this many years ago but absolutely loved it!!! Enjoy! 2y
AmyG Wonderful book. I thought it was much better than the movie. 2y
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LadyChristy The writing in this book always makes me want to just don a beautiful kaftan and float around unapologetically making questionable decisions because it‘s what makes me happy at the time. Enjoy! 😁 2y
TheBookHippie Ohhhh this is sooo good!!! It's been years! 2y
idrinkandiknowthings 😊 I actually picked this one up at a library sale soon after I got it for you- looking forward to your review! 2y
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TK421
Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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This was great! It felt good returning to the Discworld universe. I laughed out loud so many times! Granny Weatherwax is now one of my favorite characters from anything that I've ever read. Thanks @Avanders for sending this in the #booktoteswap ! I will now have to buy the rest of the series in the beautiful illustrated hardcover versions from Discworld Emporium. #24in48 @24in48

ju.ca.no This edition is really pretty 😍 2y
TricksyTails *grabby hands grabby hands* I want all of these editions!! 😍😍😍 2y
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FantasyChick
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@cobwebmoth You. Are. Awesome! I had to look at that tote twice before I realized what it was! Kinda squealed a bit, lol. The books are amazing (ACOMAF!!!! 🤗🤗). We don't have BOTM here and I love seeing everyone's books when they get them so I'm thrilled to have a few selections. Plus an addition to my ever growing Gillian Flynn books! The tape and pen are going right to use for my #bujo! The kids already stole the candy, lol. Ugh need more room

FantasyChick Also had to say that the candle smells amazing!!! You really went all out and I feel spoiled rotten! Thank you a million for the package and for setting up this swap in general! You're awesome!!!! #booktoteswap #morebuffyforme 🤗😊🤗❤ 2y
cobwebmoth I'm glad you like it. 😊 2y
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FantasyChick
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Had to start opening my #bookmail as soon as I got home. I've been looking forward to it all day!!! @cobwebmoth was kind enough to send me a replacement #booktoteswap package since mine never came (although she didn't have to...I appreciate it!!). First glance...I feel like we, in Canada, are getting ripped off if your shopping bags from book stores look like this!! Lol Step it up Chapters!!!

britt_brooke So nice of you @cobwebmoth !! 2y
Bklover That was so kind of you @cobwebmoth ! 2y
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DiruVamp
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This was given to me by @TK421 in the #booktoteswap and wow did I enjoy this! There were many times I literally laughed out loud. Fred is hilarious and very relatable. I have already added the next book in this series to my TBR and I cannot wait to read more about Fred‘s adventures!

TK421 I'm glad you liked it! 😁 2y
Crash I found it funny. What I like about this series is that it's not your typical vampire series. 2y
DiruVamp @crash it‘s really not! I‘ve read many a vampire series and this is totally different. It was “real” - I think if I were a vampire I‘d be a lot like Fred 😂🧛🏻‍♀️ 2y
squirrelbrain As an accountant (though not a vampire!) I totally had to stack this one! 2y
DiruVamp @squirrelbrain I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2y
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Jabberwocky
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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It‘s here!! And in the place of honour on my #booktoteswap tote from @TheKidUpstairs with my other pin from @Bibliogeekery 😍 This has actually become my bag of choice for life in general. I use it everyday! #litsylove #bookishthings #bookpins #pin #tote

Cinfhen Love it!!! 2y
TheKidUpstairs Love the pins, and I'm so glad you're loving the tote!!! 2y
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Sarah83
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Look everyone. 🤗 My bookish tote finally arrived today. 🤗 I hope there was only the tote in the parcel. The envelope was open, when it arrived. @daydreamin_star #booktoteswap

daydreamin_star There was only the one! Glad it arrived and nothing was stolen! Enjoy 😊 2y
Tamra So cute! 2y
scripturient Love it! 2y
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BeckyD I live the tote. 2y
BookMaven407 ❤️ 2y
TNbookworm Cute! 2y
TricksyTails 😍♥️🦉 2y
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