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Joined June 2016

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
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The Good Daughter: A Novel by Karin Slaughter
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Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
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Sen, Secluded by Kevin Hackett
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The Gloaming by Melanie Finn
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The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
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My Absolute Darling: A Novel by Gabriel Tallent
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Beach Days | Beach Blokes
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Not book related but how cool is this pic of 2 of my grandkids at a family beach day?!😳😃😃😃

mcipher That is super cool!! 2mo
CaitlinR Gave me a much needed smile. Thanks 2mo
emilyhaldi 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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Tamra Love it! 2mo
Nute I love everything about this post! Perfect capture of that moment!💕 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow! Great picture! It should be in a magazine! 2mo
LeahBergen Love it! 2mo
JacqMac Great photo! 2mo
AlaMich That‘s awesome!! 2mo
xicanti This is amazing. 2mo
Ruthiella That is a truly amazing photo! 2mo
BookNAround That could be a book cover (and I‘d definitely pick the book up to read the blurb just based on the cool picture). 2mo
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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Met the amazing Steve Cavanagh last night. Bestselling Thirteen is a brilliant thriller about a serial killer who manipulates his way onto juries. And Steve was as charming as can be!👏👏👏👏❤️

Cathythoughts Great pic !! I loved that book 3mo
Alfoster @Cathythoughts Yes, I didn‘t even realize it‘s 4th in a series but works as a stand-alone. Now I‘ve ordered the first 3! 3mo
thereadingowlvina 👍😁 3mo
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UwannaPublishme How cool! And you happen to be at one of my favorite bookstores. 🙌🏻 3mo
Alfoster @UwannaPublishme Are you local in SD? 3mo
UwannaPublishme @Alfoster I‘m up in Oceanside. I‘m on their mailing list since they have so many great author events. 🙌🏻 3mo
Alfoster Cool! If there‘s ever an author there you are dying to see, let‘s meet up and go! @UwannaPublishme 3mo
UwannaPublishme Definitely! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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My favorite one of hers so far! Dark and twisty, a little bit gothic and creepy like all of hers. A new nanny gets more than she bargained for in a “smart” house controlled by an app. Unreliable narrators, secrets, poison...you know the drill! And of course an ending you don‘t see coming!❤️ Out in August.

rather_be_reading i just requested this on netgalley! 7mo
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Theme Music: A Novel | T. Marie Vandelly
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Like Stephen King?? If so, this debut novel is for you! It‘s a creeper though: Dixie‘s family was butchered by her father when she was a toddler; he then slit his own throat. Fast forward 25 years as Dixie buys her old house, looking for answers. Part ghost story, part horror, it‘s gruesome and gory but the storyline is worth it (think The Shining)!
Thanks to NetGalley and Dutton for granting this wish with an ARC!

rohit-sawant Sounds intriguing! Stacking! 7mo
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Bending Toward the Light | Katherine Winfield
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Let the healing begin! I mean this both literally and figuratively as I‘m home from the hospital recovering from a total hip replacement. Finished this lovely novel about a woman trying to reinvent herself after a bad marriage. It‘s heartbreaking and heartwarming! Fortunately I‘ll have lots of time to read but apologies to wonderful #jb friends to whom I haven‘t replied yet! I appreciate all of you and this awesome community!😘😘😘

Lindy Get well soon. 🌻 8mo
cobwebmoth Hope you recover quickly! 8mo
Crazeedi I had a total hip done jan 28! It went well, my leg is still not strong, but I'm doing great! Make sure you get your therapy, it helps! Sending healing vibes 8mo
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Marilyncjackson Hope your recover is quick! 8mo
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 8mo
maich Sending you 🐞🐞 for quick recovery❤ 8mo
BookwormM Wishing you a speedy recovery 8mo
Alfoster @Lindy @Crazeedi @cobwebmoth @Marilyncjackson @Jas16 @maich @BookwormM Thank you all! It‘s painful but of course reading helps!👊 8mo
tracey38 Hope your recovery is quick and you have lots of fantastic books to read. 8mo
irre Hope you have a speedy recovery. 8mo
dragondrool Hope you heal well, and speedily! 8mo
UwannaPublishme I didn‘t know you were recouping from hip surgery. Hope you‘re doing well and healing quickly. 💕 7mo
Alfoster @UwannaPublishme Thanks for that! First 2 weeks were hell (except for the reading time)! Now I‘m feeling much better since I ditched the pain meds (Percocet not my friend)!😳 7mo
Suet624 Wow. I just saw this post. That‘s a tough surgery. Glad you‘re feeling better. 6mo
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Bunnies!!! | Kevan Atteberry
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New baby bunnies for grandkids!😍😍😍
#loveyourpetsday #rabbitsoflitsy
They loved watching this litter being born!

Alfoster Except I can never get the hashtags right😫😂😂! #loveyourpetday 9mo
Puredragonstar Omg how cute!!! Baby bunnies!!! 9mo
Cinfhen So sweet 9mo
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AmyG 💕💕💕 9mo
TheSpineView Awww...❤❤❤ 9mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!❤️ 9mo
rabbitprincess Squeeeee! ♥️♥️♥️♥️🐰🐰😊😄 9mo
tpixie Adorable granddaughter!! Sweet 🐇 so neat they watched them being born!! 9mo
Alfoster @tpixie Thanks! Yes, our girls had rabbits when they were young and loved watching the births! So we knew the grandkids would be amazed as well! They are so loving and gentle with them! 9mo
tpixie @Alfoster so precious memories! 9mo
Betty My daughter-in-law got a bunny for Mother‘s Day a few years ago. Then soon afterwards, two more. Supposedly all female, no male. But BUT BUT somehow they multiplied!!! Ended up having over 16+ — they finally got rid of them. 🐰🐰🐰🐰 8mo
Alfoster @Betty So funny! We did the same thing! Had no idea they would literally reproduce in 28 days! We gave away so many babies and realized we needed to either separate the male and female or become a bunny factory!👏 8mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Defense of an Other | Grace Mead
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I inhaled this book without taking a breath! Matt has just broken up with his girlfriend and seeks confirmation about his sexuality as he‘s always been attracted to men. Hoping to find solace in a gay bar, he meets Joey. But when they are jumped by 3 thugs in the alley, Matt makes a decision that literally changes his life forever. An important look at the judicial & prison systems and the inequality that exists!

bookishkris I‘m reading this, too. 10mo
Alfoster @bookishkris Are you liking it? 10mo
bookishkris @Alfoster It‘s good, but I had to put it down for a little bit. I‘m hoping to get beck to it soon. 10mo
Alfoster @bookishkris It gets hard to read farther in (because of the injustice)😫! 10mo
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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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1. Too misogynistic and graphic (and I‘m usually ok with dark)!
2. Eat at home as I‘m retired.
3. When I was in high school in a synchronized swimming show, on opening night my bathing suit strap broke and my top came off in the water. I was mortified!😳😫
4. Any Hawaiian scent
5. Blue Drowning

CouronneDhiver Yikes 😳 That‘s a bad one (3) 10mo
Alfoster @CouronneDhiver Yep! Took me a long time to get over that. I kept thinking “which of these kids have seen my boobs?” I can laugh now!🤪 10mo
CouronneDhiver Haha! 👍🏽 10mo
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What We Keep | Elizabeth Berg
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Sooo easy: The 3 I‘d keep would be chocolate, wine, and BOOKS of course!😍😍😍 Thanks for the tag!

lost.in.a.book My picks as well! 10mo
Alfoster @Sassenach1 Because those are the “right” answers!😂😂😂 10mo
fischali000 Chocolata, books, and dogs!!! 2mo
fischali000 Chocolate 2mo
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Do No Harm | L. V. Hay
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This was a fun thriller about Lily and her son who leave her controlling husband to start a new life with kind-hearted Sebastian. But the ex, Maxwell is unwilling to let her go. Events, of course, spin out of control with an ending that may surprise you!

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Queenie is a 25-yr-old Jamaican woman who‘s in the process of being dumped by her white boyfriend as the book opens. She‘s needy, pushy, and stand-offish. She begins to comfort herself by having random sexual encounters with men who only use or hurt her. Through time we come to see the reasons behind her low self-esteem. Fortunately, she‘s determined to begin anew and with counseling she does. It‘s raw and graphic but good! Out in March.

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The Woman Inside | E. G. Scott
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Flawed characters? Nope, these characters are loathsome (except for the detectives) but it‘s such a fun plot with twists at every turn! Paul an Rebecca are the “perfect couple” but love and dysfunction are so tied together that their marriage is doomed. Unreliable narrators, secrets, lies, infidelity, and regrets all lead to a totally unexpected ending! Debut novel from two writers.
Thanks to Dutton for this ARC!

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The numbers aren‘t really all that impressive when you consider this: I‘m a retired teacher with lots of time on my hands, and I‘m waiting on a hip replacement so that equals sitting on my a$$ a lot reading!😂😂😂

tpixie Amazing!! Glad there‘s SOME benefit to sitting on that a$$! 10mo
Slajaunie I wish to be retired as well! 😂😂 10mo
Alfoster @tpixie Haha! The downside is it‘s getting bigger!😂😂🤪 10mo
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Alfoster @Slajaunie Come join me!🤪🤪 10mo
Crazeedi Well done!👏👏📚 10mo
tpixie @Alfoster lol the better to read with my dear!! Lol 😂 🐺 10mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 🎉🎉👏👏 10mo
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Although I‘ve been offline for awhile (hip issues) I‘m back wishing you all a great year from us to you (our grandkids and photobombing son-in-law)!😍😍😍

britt_brooke What a beautiful group of grand babies! Hope you‘re feeling better. 💚 11mo
Ruthiella Great picture! The photo bomb is great!😀 11mo
Megabooks Beautiful family!! 11mo
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Lmstraubie Beautiful 😍 11mo
Leftcoastzen What a lovely bunch! Take care of yourself!🤗 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😄 great photo. 💗 11mo
Eggs Lovely family! Hope your hip is better❣️ 11mo
Dragon Happy holidays 🎉💚🐉 11mo
Tamra What a gang! 11mo
Reggie What a bunch of cuties!! Happy Holidays!!! 11mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! What a sweet bunch. Hope you‘re feeling better. 🤗❤️ 10mo
kspenmoll Happy happy New Year! Hope your hip issues are resolved. Beautiful family! 10mo
Izai.Amorim Happy new year, Anne! 10mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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What a lovely #jb surprise today!! Thank you SO much @Jas16 for this book I really want to read! You totally made my day😍! I haven‘t been on Litsy for awhile as I‘m having some painful hip issues but it doesn‘t prevent me from reading! What a lovely gesture!👏👏👏👏😘

Jas16 I am so sorry to hear about your hip. It glad I was able to help make your day brighter! 13mo
Alfoster @Jas16 Seriously, you rock👍👍👍! 13mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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Such sweet notes from new friends in our #jb group! Thanks to @RebelReader @EH2018 @BookwormAHN @CoffeeNBooks @Kaye ! Responses soon!😍😍😍

Kaye 💖 14mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 14mo
tammysue 😊 14mo
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Great article in the San Diego Union Tribune today! Book readers “live longer, better lives.” In fact the research finds that “3 1/2 minimum hours of reading per week lowers a person‘s risk of dying by 20%” according to a study by the Yale University School of Public Health. Yay!
Now back to reading and extending my life😁💕📚📚📚📚📚!

rabbitprincess I am going to live FOREVER 😂😂 1y
Alfoster @rabbitprincess Seriously! Initially I thought it was going to say 3 1/2 a day but a WEEK? We‘ll need a Litsy facility for all us old folks!😂 1y
DivineDiana Litsy Retirement Facility! ❤️👍🏻😂 14mo
KateFulfordAuthor Yay indeed!! 14mo
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These cute packages going or tomorrow to #JB friends who have been so kind! Enjoy! @Kaye

Lovesbooks87 Are those envelopes? They are so cute! 1y
Alfoster @Lovedbooks87 Yes! Cool mailers from Amazon! 1y
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 yay! 1y
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Kaye ❤️ 1y
Velvetfur I loooove the theme of that wrapping paper! 😀 1y
rather_be_reading super cute! 14mo
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Great libraries | Anthony Hobson
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OMG—how cool is this? It‘s a 363,000-sq-ft library in Tianjin, China! It can hold 1.35 million books. Litsy meet-up when we all can afford it??😳😂😂😂
Photo from Time Magazine.

tournevis Does the magazine say that most of the shelves are sadly filled with photographs of book spines? Because, sadly, that's the state of it currently. Breaks the heart. 😢 1y
Alfoster @tournevis Really good question! It says some are “embossed aluminum plates that mimic actual tones” prompting criticism but hopes since it‘s the “buzziest new attraction” it could “help reduce the country‘s already adult literacy rate.” We can hope😀! 1y
tournevis @Alfoster Ingenious! 1y
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Alfoster “tones” should be “tomes”! 1y
MaGoose Yes, this would be a great place to check out. 👌👍 1y
rather_be_reading 😲😲😲 14mo
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Surfing USA! | Jeff Divine, Ben Marcus
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Not at all book related! Just a fun pic of 9-yr-old granddaughter surfing and reminding us that sometimes we just need to chill!🤪😍😍

LectricSheep Awesome! 1y
LeahBergen Yes! ❤️ 1y
robinb Awesome pic! 😍 1y
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Leftcoastzen That photo! So cute! Reminds us to treasure the moments! 1y
Velvetfur Fantastic photo! 1y
kspenmoll Such a great shot! Such joy! 1y
Purrfectpages Great picture! 1y
tammysue Fab shot! ❤️ 1y
Christine Adorable!!! 1y
Alfoster @LeahBergen @robinb @Velvetfur @kspenmoll @Purrfectpages @erzascarletbookgasm @whatshesreadingnow @Christine Thank you all! I can‘t take credit for the photo though as I didn‘t take it; I just hijacked it from my daughter!😂 1y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous picture 💕 1y
rather_be_reading 😂😂 love it 14mo
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Jane Doe: A Novel | Victoria Helen Stone
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Meet self-proclaimed sociopath, Jane who is on a vendetta to avenge her best friend‘s death. She‘s witty, snarky, and cunning in her ability to suss out her prey‘s weaknesses. Relevant and poignant...and on sale for $1.99 on Amazon today!!😍😍😍

rubyslippersreads I‘m reading this ARC, but am a little hesitant to continue, because I‘m afraid something bad is going to happen to the cat. 🙀 Is it safe for me to keep reading? 1y
Alfoster @rubyslippersreads Oh man, I wish I could remember but I‘ve read so many after this one. You‘re probably already done too. Sorry it took so long to get back to you but we were out of town and I unplug. 1y
rubyslippersreads @Alfoster I actually switched to another book, but I‘ll go back to this one and DNF if there‘s the slightest hint of cat peril! 🙀 1y
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Alfoster @rubyslippersreads Ok, I‘ll go back to it and skim to ck; then I‘ll get back to you! 1y
Alfoster @rubyslippersreads Ok, no worries! Cat is fine at the end. She loves it! 1y
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Oh, Happy Day! | Nicola Thorne
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#JB Round 6! @Bronte_Chintz @Kaye @BookwormAHN @Chrissyreadit @SaturnDoo Thanks to all of you for the warm wishes! I‘m overwhelmed with gratitude! Cards going out tomorrow!😍😍👏👏

BookwormAHN 😺😺 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 1y
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#JB round 5! Here‘s to @Kaye @Kdgordon88 @Valink @Bklover @amb 😍. Thanks for all the nice thoughts! Cards in the mail tomorrow for all of you awesome peeps!👏👏👏

Bklover 💜💜💜 1y
Kdgordon88 💗💗💗 1y
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#JB round 4! I‘m on a roll today! Cards in the mail to @knittedgnome @CoffeeNBooks @BookwormAHN @Ingerella @CareBear 😍! You are all awesome!👏👏👏
@Kaye

Kaye 🌷 1y
JoScho 💖💖💖 1y
BookwormAHN 😺😺 1y
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tammysue 💗☺️ 1y
AmyG ❤️ 1y
Ingerella ❤️ 1y
VeganCleopatra Who sent the baby rhino card? I need that in my life. 😍 1y
Alfoster That would be @CareBear ! Isn‘t it adorable?❤️❤️ 1y
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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#JB round 3! Slowly but surely I‘m getting through these. Thanks to @LazyDays @RebelReader @ErinSueG @tracey38 @Betty for the lovely cards and wishes! Cards in the mail to you too! @Kaye

Kaye Pretty ✨ (edited) 1y
tammysue Lovely cards! 💗 1y
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Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream | Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton
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#JB round 2! Thanks to @StephanieGeiser @dariazeoli @Lovesbooks87 @debthmpsn @Theshadedbuffalo @Bklover for the adorable cards and goodies! You peeps rock!😍😍😍 Still more to come! @Kaye

Alfoster P.S. Cards are in the mail to all of you! 1y
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Glad it made it to you! 💜💜💜 1y
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Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream | Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton
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Finally! My first round of #JB responses to adorable b-day cards! Thank you @Ingerella @CareBear @EH2018 @Soubhiville ! Cards in the mail to you. Round 2 tomorrow!
@Kaye

Ingerella Hope you had a lovely Birthday! 1y
Alfoster @Ingerella I did! But sorry it‘s taken me so long to thank you! 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday! 1y
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Alfoster @That-Bookish-Hiker Thank you! 1y
Tanisha_A These cards! 😍 1y
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂🎈😀 1y
Alfoster @Tanisha_A Thanks! 1y
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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Oh my goodness! Another surprise in the mail today from @Wife ! How sweet (and delicious) and lovely! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this birthday surprise😍😍! I‘m overwhelmed with gratitude for this #jb group!👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️! Still catching up with outgoing mail (don‘t give up on me)😳 @Kaye

Kaye How nice ♥️ No hurry on the replies. Take them as you can. 1y
Betty Chocolate! And that bookmark! How delightful 1y
Wife You‘re welcome 🌹 1y
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Girls in the Garden | Lisa Jewell
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Imagine my surprise when I went to the mailbox today and discovered this cute package from @JoScho ! And I‘ve been dying to read this!😍 Thank you SOOO much! And to everyone else in the #jb group, I‘ll be getting back to you soon!👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️

Andrew65 A good read! 1y
Kaye Really good book ! 1y
AmyG Surprise books are the best! 1y
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Alfoster @AmyG Yes, for sure! Put a big smile on my face!😍 1y
JoScho Yay!! It‘s your birthday Book. I was worried about it getting misplaced in the move so I went ahead and shipped it! You are one of the few that I actually wrapped! The struggle is real around here right now. Enjoy 😊💖 1y
Alfoster @JoScho So sweet of you😍! Hope the struggle goes away! 1y
tracey38 Love the wrapping, too! 1y
Alfoster @tracey38 I know! Cute wrapping paper and the mailer was adorable too! 1y
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Webster's New Pocket Dictionary | Editors of Webster's New World Dictionar, Webster's New World College Dictionaries
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One of my best friends gave my grandkids brand new personalized dictionaries. The oldest hugged it to her chest saying, “Now I have all the words in the world!” 😍😍😍My heart sang!

UwannaPublishme Awww! 💖 1y
jpmcwisemorgan I have a friend‘s daughter a dictionary and she started looking up words to use in arguments with her mom. 😬 1y
Suet624 ❤️❤️ 1y
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Alfoster @jpmcwisemorgan That‘s hilarious!😂😂 1y
AmyG That‘s lovely. ❤️ 1y
DarcysMom That is adorable! 1y
thereadingowlvina Aw, that's really wonderful!!! 😁💕 1y
mrozzz 💜😄 1y
riversong153 💜💜💜 1y
Megara That‘s so sweet! 1y
tammysue Oh my goodness how adorable!!! ❤️ 1y
LA_Mead That is really adorable! 1y
2BR02B Such a cute pic! 1y
Mdargusch Such a great idea! 1y
SilversReviews Cute!! And a marvelous idea!! 1y
SimplyShelia My 3rd grade teacher Mrs Turner gave each student a dictionary at the end of the year. I cherished mine and kept it for years. 1y
Alfoster @BookishCleaningLady That‘s such a cool idea!😍 1y
Alfoster @AmyG @DarcysMom @thereadingowlvina @Megara @whatshesreadingnow @LA_Mead @2BR02B @Mdargusch @SilversReviews Thanks! The other funny thing is the older grandson said, “Is your friend‘s name Miriam Webster?”😂😂😂 1y
SilversReviews @Alfoster Oh...now that is precious. 😍 1y
AmyG Hahahaha. What a precious and adorable comment. 1y
SimplyShelia @Alfoster It was amazing and I loved looking up words I didn't know when reading. 1y
SimplyShelia @SilversReviews I know right?! 1y
thereadingowlvina @Alfoster Oh my goodness!!! That's too funny!!! 😂😂😂 1y
Purrfectpages Aw, how adorable! 1y
Anna40 😍 1y
Betty Cute kids — and all the words in the world combine to make all the books to read! 1y
kspenmoll This is fabulous! Live the picture! ❤️ 1y
Alfoster @kspenmoll Right! They were so excited to have their own! They‘re not on the internet much so I‘m delighted!😍 1y
DivineDiana How wonderful! The gift and your adorable grandchildren! 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 1y
Alfoster @DivineDiana Thank you! I feel blessed daily!😍 1y
rather_be_reading omg this pic is giving me the feels! 14mo
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A Basket of Goodies | F.G. Ghamsari
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What cute goodies! Thank you Charlotte! Enjoy the book!😍@glitterkitty459

glitterkitty459 You're welcome!! 😘😄💖 1y
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Unsub | Meg Gardiner
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Thank you so much Tammy! This book looks amazing!!😍 Sorry it took so long to post as we were on vacation and I disconnect. #jb

Alfoster Why isn‘t it letting me tag people?? 1y
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Kaye @alfoster Litsy has been messed up and the tagging thing is on the blink so that may be why it‘s not working for you. 1y
Alfoster Thanks @Kaye! Hope you get your health issues under control! Will send you something this week😍! 1y
Bklover Loved this book and the sequel too! 1y
Alfoster @Bklover Yay! It looks like it‘s right up my alley!😍 1y
Bklover If you want to read the next one let me know and I can send it to you. Btw I sent you a #jb note today! 1y
Alfoster @Bklover Wow, that is so nice! I‘m SO behind on my #jb notes! We‘ve been on vacation. I promise I‘ll catch up!😍 1y
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If Hillary had run BEFORE Bill, this book might be the result. Topical and relevant, this novel deals with a woman running for the Senate, her husband becoming the primary caregiver for 3 children, secrets in a marriage, and bashing by social media that criticizes her choice of flats over heels! Deeply admire any woman willing to take on this thankless job! Read on the beach and be glad you‘re there and not on the campaign trail!

Blaire Hadn‘t heard of this one. Sounds good! 1y
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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These all went out today: Whiskey to @glitterkitty459 the next book to @Velvetsun and the #JB surprise book to my swap for JustBecause. @Kaye Hope you all enjoy!😍

tammysue 💕 1y
Kaye Thanks for letting me know. 👍🏼 1y
Alfoster @Kaye And the envelope on the top going to you! I realized your address showed so had to hide it with flowers🤪! 1y
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Kaye Thank you 😊 I‘ll holler when it arrives. 1y
Alfoster @glitterkitty459 I had to send the cute bookmark that came with it! When you‘re finished either keep the book or Book it Forward to someone else who wanted to read it😀! 1y
glitterkitty459 @Alfoster Sure, will do! Thanks! 😁😘 1y
Velvetsun Hopefully mine hasn‘t gotten lost in the mail. 😟😳 1y
Alfoster @Velvetsun I don‘t think so. The guy at the PO said it would take longer than usual though. Have no idea why. I mailed 4 that day and he quoted me different times for all😳! 1y
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@FantasyChick Here are grandkids with kittens! Hope you get through today as easily as is humanly possible.❤️❤️❤️

Leftcoastzen Well grandkids with kittens can only help 1y
FantasyChick Oh they are adorable! Thank you for this. I just want to squish them. 😘😘😘 Believe me, it helps 1y
Alfoster @FantasyChick Squish away my friend! 😀 1y
Ruthiella Sweet ! ❤️🐱❤️🐱❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Adorable 💕💕💕 1y
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If one of the Mean Girls met Dexter and then had Hitchcock direct it...well, you see where I‘m going with this? A dark and satirical look at the fashion industry and how it turns young women—and men—into fame-seeking, selfie-posing robots willing to do literally anything for popularity. Oh, and did you know you can kill someone with just a shoe? 😂 Laugh-out-loud funny (but dark)! Loved it!😀

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So this happened: this little bird has been pecking at my window nonstop for 3 days! Finally figured out the bird feeder on the table behind him was empty. Guess he told me!🤪😂😂😂😂!😍

Tamra Bird Whisperer 😹 1y
Alfoster @Tamra Haha! Guess I should have listened harder!😆 1y
Kaye Funny 1y
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kellyann28 You're a modern day Snow White! 😂 1y
Suzze That‘s great, 1y
SilversReviews LOL....how cute. 1y
Slajaunie Funny! 😂 1y
tracey38 That is too funny! 1y
Swe_Eva 😂 1y
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Pack of Cards | Penelope Lively
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Thank you @Kaye and Angela for the #jb cards! Some coming to you this week!😍😍😍

Cathythoughts I live this #jb behavior... it‘s so nice ❤️👍🏻 (edited) 1y
Kaye Great ! I‘ll answer you back when you reply. 😊 1y
SilversReviews Such cute, uplifting sayings and photos. Thanks or sharing. 1y
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Whiskey: A Novel | Bruce Holbert
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Woohoo! Look what arrived today from the wonderful @Beachesnbooks ! And how cute is this bookmark!😀😍 Will read and then send on to @glitterkitty459 ! Thank you so much!❤️❤️❤️

tpixie Awesomeness!! 1y
Beachesnbooks Aw yay!! Glad it got there ok! Hope you enjoy 😄 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Cute bookmark! 1y
Cathythoughts Very cute bookmark 👍🏻 1y
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Suicide Club: A Novel | Rachel Heng
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This is a genre-bending dystopian novel set in the near future where longevity can be guaranteed through healthy living and injections of synthetic blood and skin that heals instantly. But it‘s so much more: it deals with right to life issues, euthanasia, and basic humanity in a society that values perfection. Out in July, I think this one will be a summer blockbuster!
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC!

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We all need Litsy to remind us that a book is ALWAYS a great pillow!❤️❤️❤️
Thanks @Kaye #100k

Kaye Thanks ! Very good. 1y
trazo Cute 🤗 1y
britt_brooke 😍 1y
Alfoster @trazo @britt_brooke Thank you! He‘s one of my grandkids who loves to snuggle with books!😍 1y
Cathythoughts Adorable 😍 1y
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I‘ve been fascinated with Chinese culture since college when I went on Semester at Sea. Present and past are interwoven in this story of the Zhen family and buried secrets that come to light. Rich prose and nuanced language make this a satisfying read!😍
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC!

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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Simply hilarious heroine with snarky dialogue and witty plot involving Eve, her fiancé, and potential mother-in-law (also known as the devil)! Hard to believe it‘s a debut as it had me laughing out loud constantly! Not to mention that the author is Litten @KateFulfordAuthor so follow her and read this. You won‘t be disappointed!?

KateFulfordAuthor That‘s such a fabulous review, thanks so much, Anne & delighted it brought you such laughs! 1y
Alfoster @KateFulfordAuthor You‘re quite welcome! Now get to work on that sequel!😆 1y
KateFulfordAuthor You‘ll be on the list of people I tell, trust me! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor And now you also can say LOVED a People‘s Book Prize 2018 nominee too 1y
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Seaside Pastels and Pickets | Inc. Seaside Town Council
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#JB survey
1. Any pastel colors
2. Elephants (my mom collected them until she passed and most were lost in the move😫!
3. TBR list accurate
4. Thrillers
5. No preference in bookmarks
6. August 9th

Bookladylinda Hello fellow Leo! 🦁 my birthday is also August 9th 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love elephants too!!! My daughter‘s birthday is August 9th!!! 🎉🎊 1y
Alfoster @Bookladylinda @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wowie! Well, we are all connected for sure!👏👏👏😂 1y
Kaye 💌📬 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Alfoster 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
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Great thriller that deals with Aspergers, gender identity, rape, suicide, and revenge (to name a few). Not forced or sappy, just an absorbing and poignant novel!😍

Reggie Lol, that sounds like a lot? 1y
Alfoster @Reggie I know! But really it all works!😆 1y
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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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A great summer beach read! Maid of Honor gets murdered the night before the wedding and everyone‘s a suspect. Drama, secrets...you get the picture! Also reminds us there is no “perfect” couple as we are only human. But I love her books! Thanks to NetGalley!😍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait to read this!!! 1y
Richryan52 I enjoy your reviews 1y
Alfoster @Richryan52 Thank you! I will check out your book as I see you are an author! 1y
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mnsreid I always look forward to her books, can‘t wait 1y
Alfoster @mnsreid Me too! She never disappoints! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like a quirky narrative and well developed characters, may I recommend my debut to you for another summer read? 1y
Alfoster @KateFulfordAuthor Yes, please!!!😍 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @Alfoster : Great to hear and I hope you love it! 👏 1y
mnsreid I adore all of her books 1y
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Baby Goats 2017 | Rock Point
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One of the granddaughters with baby goat! Hope this cheers you up @Emiller
#goatsoflitsy

Emiller 😍😍 1y
Melissa_J OMG! I love goats 🐐 ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️❤️ 1y
OrangeMooseReads 🐐❤️🐐❤️🐐❤️🐐❤️🐐 1y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 1y
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Summer Children | Dot Hutchison
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#7favesin7days
Loved the 3rd one in this trilogy after The Butterfly Garden!

Crazeedi Love your photo!!!😊 2y
JoScho Oh I didn‘t know this was already available! Thanks ❤️ 2y
Alfoster @JoScho Thank you! I‘m always so jealous of the great photos others take! I figured if you read this one it would make more sense! 2y
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Alfoster @JoScho It comes out the 22nd of this month. 2y
Alfoster @Crazeedi Thank you! Photos aren‘t my forte!😳 2y
Crazeedi @Alfoster but it's so darling! Precious Angel's! I have many! 2y
JoScho I can‘t wait! 2y
JoeStalksBeck I wanted you to know that my husband laid down , for the first time , on the blanket you got me he responded as such “ omg , this blanket feels like I‘m just laying on top of all the happy feelings” lol!!! 1y
Alfoster @JoeStalksBeck That‘s hilarious! So glad you like it. My mermaid blanket is constantly being fought over by my granddaughters!😍 1y
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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My 5-yr-old granddaughter told me today, “Nonnie, I‘m so into books right now!” I melted....😍😍😍😍!

BarbaraTheBibliophage ♥️♥️ 2y
Cortg Cutie! 2y
sparrowssavvy Absolutely adorable! 2y
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AmyG What a cutie! 2y
mrozzz His lovely!! 2y
DebinHawaii Those are the best words you can hear! Adorable! 💜📚 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 2y
ReadZenRites Those eyes 😻😻And her words, be still my heart, there is hope for the future 😘😉 2y
Alfoster @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cortg @sparrowssavvy @AmyG @mrozzz @DebinHawaii @LeahBergen @ReadZenRites Thank you all! Of course I‘m over the moon with it—keep reading alive!😍 2y
Leftcoastzen Awwwwww ! Cute ! 2y
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