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#NetGalleyGroup

Hi all 👋

It's been a while. I don't know about you, but I have a backlog of reviews to get through, not to mention 10 new reads.
Do you fancy a bit of #NetGalleyGroup March madness? Let's have a Springclean of those Netgalley stacks. Tag me in your goals and use #NGGSpringClean
Let's spur each other on. All are welcome to join in.
Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents

Librarybelle Totally in!!! 13h
BookmarkTavern Oh hell yeah! I‘m in! 12h
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Twainy Ugh I‘ve read several months ago … I need to review! I‘m in!! 11h
rubyslippersreads I need to both read and review what I‘ve already read. I‘m in. 11h
BookLineNSinker I would love to be added to this taglist. I'm knew deep in #NetGalley reads and reviews and I'll the support as I need to get caught up! 9h
AllDebooks @BookmarkTavern My apologies to you and @Bookwormjillk for missing you off the tags. I was using an old tag list 4h
AllDebooks @BookLineNSinker Added and welcome x 4h
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#Naturalitsy March #buddyread

Hi, we're onto our March read already! I've staggered the 3 sections over the month with a discussion on the last Saturday of the month.
All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

https://youtu.be/xLeZ6LJzB6M?si=2aB2h6L_EN3jSRU8

@LitsyEvents

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yay! My library actually has this one so I‘ll be able to participate! ❤️ 1d
TheBookHippie Just picked it up from the library. 1d
CatLass007 Thanks for including me in the tag list. I won‘t be getting this until payday but I‘ll catch up. 1d
DebinHawaii I am happy I can get this on Kindle through Libby so I‘ll be able to join in! 💦 1d
Cuilin My library hold came in on time. Yay!!!! 1d
jlhammar Just picked this up from the library! 1d
AllDebooks I'm really excited for this one, hoping for a learning curve 💧 19h
Cazxxx Aww this sounds really good but there‘s no kindle or audio version and these arthritic hands can‘t manage physical books anymore 😂 13h
julieclair Waiting for my hold to come in! 11h
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#Litsolace

I'm all set and so ready for our Sunday #Hyggehour
Finishing #NaturaLitsy February #buddyread and starting the tagged.

And relax 😌

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

ElizaMarie Ooo this space is beautiful! I am excited for you! 2d
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The Comfort Book | Matt Haig
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#Litsolace

What do you have planned for tonight's #Hyggehour
readathon. All are welcome to join in.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

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Pickpick

I was absolutely swept along with this amazing book. The plot is intricate and skilfully crafted. The characters are fantastic, flawed, and oh so realistic. Oh and the plot twists are fantastic!
I loved it so much that I went straight onto the sequel, The Shadow Cabinet.
Both books get 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.
Trots off to track down more by Juno Dawson. My new-to-me author of the year? Quite possibly. 😍🤔😍

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#Naturalitsy

Hi all, I've missed our weekly chats!

Here's the discussion thread for February's #buddyread for you to share your thoughts.
I really hope you enjoyed it. I still have the last section to go, so I will catch up over the next few days.
All welcome to join in the discussion.

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Cuilin For a book that could have been dry, I found it exciting, compelling and informative. I loved it! I will be reading more by this author. I loved the relationships, the petty arguments by letter, the voyages, even Cpt Blythe showed up. The casual racism, slavery, and Imperialism though of its time was still frustrating. Overall well written. 3d
TheBookHippie I love it. Almost done reading. 3d
jlhammar Enlightening read! Really enjoyed. In Part I, I thought it was so interesting (and kind of funny from a modern day perspective) that Fairchild felt the need to attribute his hybrid to accident. And the uproar over and resistance to the Linneaus classification system, “inadequate because the sexual organs of plants were 'mere geewgaws'“ was also fascinating (and amusing 😆). 3d
jlhammar This bit from Part 2 made me chuckle “His worst insult he saved for the hated Siegesbeck, who, as punishment for having so relentlessly criticised Linnaeus's sexual system, will be forever remembered in Siegesbeckia, a stinking weed that thrives in wasteland.“ 3d
jlhammar Lots of disturbing behavior in Part 3 such as Banks and Solander taking Tupia, a Tahitian priest, back to England to “keep him as a curiosity.“ I liked how Banks gave his wife a brooch of dried moss and she was less than enthusiastic 😆 “fool that she likes diamonds better.“ 3d
Bookwormjillk I spend a lot of time removing invasive plants and re-planting with native species, so I had had to chuckle at the topic of this book. I enjoyed it although I got all of the people confused. 3d
yourfavouritemixtape I liked it a lot. It was very interesting and very entertaining to read. I also thought Fairchild‘s problem with his hybrid was fascinating. As well as Linneaus‘ story. 3d
AllDebooks It was a completely unexpected read. I, too, thought it might be a bit dry and stuffy @Cuilin But Wulf has done a fantastic job at tracing these mens lives from the UK, Europe and the States. I was fascinated by the petty squabbles and felt for Bartram. He really was taken advantage before the subscription boxes started. 2d
AllDebooks Who knew Linnaeus was such as ass? 🤔 2d
AllDebooks I was quite surprised that a number of species I thought were native to UK are in fact, from the Americas. 2d
Cuilin @AllDebooks I wondered if the author regretted naming her daughter Linnea. 2d
Cuilin @jlhammar 🤣🤣🤣 2d
TheBookHippie @AllDebooks I had this same thought when watching a Catherine The Great documentary about her gardens. She grew food from the Americas to prevent famine but also flowers. One never thinks of things like that or I guess I didn‘t. 1d
AllDebooks @CatLass007 Great, welcome 😊 1d
CatLass007 Thank you! 1d
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There are some great books on the Bram Stoker awards 2024 final ballot.
***Trigger warning - Hefty tbr list material 👌 🖤🦇🧛‍♂️👽👻💀🖤

https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/front-page/the-2023-bram-stoker-awards-final...

Bookwormjillk Lol thanks for the warning 5d
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Urghhh, life!! It's been a crazy few weeks. Not much time for R&R. I started this last night and am utterly obsessed.

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#LitSolace #Hyggehour readathon

Set some time aside for your #hyggehugs to set yourself for the start of a new week. Enjoy x

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

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Punching the Air | Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
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Well, Sunday's #Hyggehour readathon did not go to plan. I was planning on reading The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel. Unfortunately, this little chap had to be rescued from a cat fight. I spent the hour calming him and treating his wounds. Poor boy 🐾

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

batsy Aww. Hope he's doing better 💜 2w
Dilara Oh dear. I hope he's feeling better now. 2w
Bookwormjillk Awww. Poor buddy. I hope he‘s okay. 2w
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quietlycuriouskate Oh no! Hope he's ok. My beloved ginger cat was the terror of the feline neighbourhood when I was a kid. 2w
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 2w
IndoorDame Oh no 😥 sending love to you and kitty 💜 2w
julieclair Oh my… glad you were there to rescue and soothe him. 2w
JessClark78 ❤️ 2w
TheBookHippie Oh no!!!! Poor thing. 2w
ElizaMarie The baby! He looks so beautiful and calm (thanks to you) 💕 2w
Ruthiella Poor kitty! 2w
dabbe Feel better, sweet l‘il man! 🖤🐾🖤 2w
CSeydel Oh nooo 🫣 Hope he‘s ok. And you as well. Glass Universe is so good! but I do remember it being a slow read (for me). (edited) 2w
AnnCrystal 🥺😽💕💝 poor little sweet kitten 💝. 2w
AllDebooks Thanks all, he's ok. ❤️ 2w
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Springtime Stories | Enid Blyton
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#Naturalitsy #Litsolace

We'll be back soon for a cheeky check-in over the Spring equinox week. Keep em peeled for jolly chats, fun, support and of course, books x
Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

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#Litsolace Sunday #Hyggehour readathon

I'm so ready for this, see ya later x

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

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#Naturalitsy March #buddyread

Make sure you get your orders or library requests/loans in. Starting 1st March. All welcome to join us.
Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?528406-1/the-ages-water-prehistoric-past-imperiled...

https://pacinst.org/dr-peter-gleick-calls-for-a-new-more-resilient-third-age-of-...

@LitsyEvents

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Cuilin 👍 on hold, waiting for pick up. 💧 3w
TheSpineView 🌞👍📖 3w
ElizaMarie Thank you for reminding me! 3w
Smarkies Have got it queued up! 3w
Soubhiville Thank you for the reminder! 2w
TheBookHippie Got it on hold! 2w
julieclair I‘m in, as long as my hold arrives. Still waiting for this month‘s Brother Gardeners. 😕 2w
rockpools This looks so interesting! But it‘s a tad too pricey and no library copies available, so I think I‘ll catch up with it later. Please keep me on the tag list - I‘d like to follow along anyway. 2w
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#Naturalitsy

I hope you're enjoying this month's #buddyread

As we're reading each part over 10ish days, I'm going to post a discussion thread at the end of the month, Saturday 25th. I'll tag all in that post.

Have a great weekend 😀
Debs x

Bookwormjillk Sounds good! 3w
vonnie862 Sounds good! I barely started with this read. 2w
kspenmoll Thanks! 2w
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I was so relaxed during #hyggehour that I fell asleep 😴😅
@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

Chrissyreadit 🤍🤍🤍 3w
TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚 3w
dabbe 🤩😂😍 3w
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AnnCrystal 😂💤💝. 3w
DebinHawaii Nothing wrong with that! 💚 3w
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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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I've been lost in both of these all weekend. Completely engrossing #weekendreads

What have you been reading? 📚 I always want to know. 😅

@rachelsbrittain

Suet624 Reading the very short Eastbound and then on to Lucinda Williams. 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m reading The Hobbit, Dhalgren, and The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. My copy of The Brother Gardeners is still in transit between libraries, so unfortunately I haven‘t been able to start it yet. 😅 3w
AllDebooks @Suet624 enjoy x 3w
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I need to revisit the Hobbit. Loved Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. Enjoy x 3w
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Sunday means it's time for a #Litsolace #Hyggehour readathon. See you at the usual time 8 - 9 pm, your time.

Original post - https://litsy.com/p/U0JQQ2pXd29y

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

Read4life Looking forward to this 💙 3w
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#NetGalleyGroup

Do you use Netgalley? Have you received their email to complete the annual survey?

Feedback is essential. If you have a minute, please complete it with as much information as possible.
It's a simple enough task since we get access to all those lovely pre-publication books. 📚

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Isn't it so wonderful when you discover a new author?
I started the tagged last night. My 1st Stephen Graham Jones and I could not put it down. I adore the MC, Jade.
The first thing I did this morning was check out his back catalogue 'cos I want more #horror. 📚📚📚

Any recommendations?

SamAnne The Only Good Indians is my absolute favorite so far. Loved it and the themes it explores! In fact, got me reading other horror novels, a genre I didn‘t dip into much. And really enjoyed Mongrels too. I liked his novella Mapping the Interior. Next up for me is Night of the Mannequins! I liked My heart is a Chainsaw okay, but I‘m not a slasher film aficionado and it didn‘t have the same appeal for me. 3w
AllDebooks @SamAnne I think The Only Goid Indians will be my next choice of his. Thank you for the tips. x 3w
Reggie I really liked his short story collection When All the People Lights Have turned Off and his book, Demon Theory. And I also like his Zombie Bake-Off. 3w
AllDebooks @Reggie thanks. I'll check those out too. Zombie bake-off sounds hilarious just from the title. 🤣 3w
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#Naturalitsy

Oh my, I'm utterly entranced by this so far. To be fair, though, I am obsessed with botany. 🍀💚🍀

Cuilin I‘m enjoying this read more than I thought I would. 🫶 3w
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# NetGalleyGroup

I enjoyed this new one from Stacey Halls almost as much as The Familiars. The story revolves around Angela Burdett-Coutts and the charitable home, Urania cottage, she establishes with a consortium of philanthropists, including Charles Dickens. It is a refuge for fallen women to give them a second chance at a decent life. Worth a read.
https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Angela-Burdett-Coutts/

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Thanks to #HappyLitserversary for reminding me of my 2 year anniversary. I certainly found my tribe here. Time flies when you're having fun 😊

quietlycuriouskate Happy Litsyversary! Good here, isn't it? 😄 4w
AllDebooks @quietlycuriouskate love it. ❤️ 4w
Julsmarshall So happy you‘re here! 4w
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Mollyanna Happy Litsyversary! 4w
Librarybelle Yay! Happy Litsyversary! ❤️ 4w
IndoorDame Have Litsyversary!!!! 4w
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 4w
Cuilin Happy Litsyversary 🫶🎉 4w
BethM Yay! 4w
Birdsong28 Happy Litsyversary 🎊🎉📚📖 4w
Read4life Happy Litsyversary 🥳🧁 4w
Gissy Happy Litsyversary! 🥳📚📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉 4w
TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary! 4w
dabbe HL! 🖤🩶🖤 4w
Deblovestoread Happy Litsyversary! You are a bright light 🎉 4w
AnnCrystal 🥳 Happy Litsyversary! 📚💝. 4w
Reggie Happy Litsyversary!!! 4w
AllDebooks @Deblovestoread awww, that's so sweet. Thank you x 🥹 4w
AllDebooks @Julsmarshall 😊thank you x 🥹 4w
AnnR 🎉📚👍 3w
DebinHawaii Congratulations on your Litsyversary! 🎉📚🎉 It‘s a pleasure to have you here! 3w
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My February #BookspinBingo list includes 4 continuations from January, a few #Netgalley ARC's, library holds, a handful of #buddyreads and a hefty stack from my tbr list. 😅

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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January #Bookspinbingo was a success. Not a full board but quite a few bingo lines, including -
Bookspin 6 -Wild
Doublespin 11 - Persuasion

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 4w
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Pity | Andrew McMillan
Pickpick

#NetgalleyGroup

Thank you to #Netgalley and #Canongate publishers for access to an arc for review.

Within just 100 pages, McMillan paints a very rich and honest account of a family growing up around the miner's strike, in Thatcher's Britain. Alongside a developing relationship with Ryan, Simon floats between jobs, trying to leave his mark on the world as a drag queen.
Cont. ⬇

AllDebooks Cont.
The characters are portrayed so well for such a short book. I found it full of hope, love, loss and in an empowering way, grief. McMillan also lands a political punch at the rise in poverty, the loss of community and camaraderie between the miners. The passages describing the men coming out of their houses early every morning, setting off to the mine in a communal walk were especially profound and moving.

What an extraordinary debut.
4w
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#Naturalitsy #Litsolace

Happy Imbolc day 🍀💚🍀
I've just been for a wander around my garden to see what's showing signs of life. The apple blossom is budding, snowdrops and daffodils creeping out of their winter slumber.
I couldn't resist bringing a tiny bouquet of hellebores and snowdrops indoors to welcome the 1st day of spring.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

LeeRHarry Love snowdrops! We don‘t get them here in Australia and I miss them. 4w
Chrissyreadit hellebores are one of my favorite flowers. 4w
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TheBookHippie Just beautiful!! 4w
ElizaMarie This is so beautiful! 4w
Blackink_WhitePaper Cute and beautiful 😍 4w
AnnCrystal 😍👍💝. 4w
DebinHawaii Such pretty🤍flowers! 4w
AllDebooks Thank you all. They make me smile every time I see them x 4w
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#Naturalitsy #Litsolace

How will you celebrate the beginning of spring?

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

TheBookHippie When it hits in June 😵‍💫🤣🤣🤣. Planning on some candlelight , poem writing a walk and some Celtic music. (edited) 4w
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#Naturalitsy

#Midwintersolace folks, here is the calendar for the rest of 2024, starting with Imbolc tomorrow. Please keep an eye out throughout the year for the #Litsolace as an overall tag. #Midsummersolace will return in June. Given the success of #MWS over 2 months, it will be running over June & July.
All welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist. 😊

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

kspenmoll I AM SO EXCITED!!!! 4w
BookwormAHN I can't wait 🎉 4w
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Dilara I'd like to join, please!
Thank you for your hard work 😁
4w
AllDebooks @Dilara Yay, good to have you with us!! 😍 4w
quietlycuriouskate Ooh, please add me! 😊 4w
AllDebooks @quietlycuriouskate Yay, will do 😍 4w
Faranae Definitely add me!! 😁 4w
forestandcrow Yes please! 4w
DebinHawaii I am excited! 🤗 4w
Cuilin Always in!! 💚 4w
julieclair Yes, please! 🙋‍♀️ 2w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#Midwintersolace

As we close in on the last day of January, I would like to say a massive heart-felt thank you to you all for taking this event to your hearts. It has been so lovely, reading your posts, seeing how you're celebrating hygge and supporting each other.
I never imagined that such a simple idea would connect so many of us.
Don't worry, it doesn't stop here. We will be checking in with you throughout the year with more events.
Cont. ⬇️

AllDebooks I'm so very grateful to @jenniferw88 for organising the wonderful swap. @TheBookHippie for organising the amazing #naturecardswap which was so lovely. @chrissyreadit for hosting the #Fridaynightshare it was so much fun. Thank you all for your help and support for making this year's #MWS absolutely outstanding xxx 4w
TheBookHippie 🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶 it has been just amazing. 4w
AllDebooks @TheBookHippie 🩵❄️🩵 4w
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AllDebooks I'd be very grateful for any feedback x 4w
Librarybelle Thanks for hosting! 4w
AllDebooks The link to the calendar for the rest of the year 😊 https://litsy.com/p/RnN4M24yYmlh 4w
IndoorDame Thank you for hosting this and for all the work you did to get us through the darkest part of the winter! This has been wonderful. 🙏♥️ 4w
Bookwormjillk Thank you so much for hosting. This really helped ease a stressful season. 4w
Avanders 💙🤍🩵😘 4w
dabbe Gratitude to @AllDeBooks, @jenniferw88, @TheBookHippie, and @chrissyreadit for such a soothing event that helped all of us to embrace nature--even at its darkest moments--and to be grateful for every moment we have. 🩶🖤🩶 4w
TheKidUpstairs Thanks to all the hosts! It was a wonderful event 4w
DebinHawaii Thank you to all of you!! @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88 for a wonderful couple of months. While I didn‘t participate in every single part or post, I did join in a lot & it was the perfect way to have a gentle holiday & keep up lagging spirit through January. I look forward to future events. Definitely keeping to the #HyggeHour on Sunday & card swaps & being more in-tune with nature. 💙💙💙 4w
BookwormAHN Thanks everyone @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88 💚 I'm looking forward to what y'all plan next. 4w
Deblovestoread Thank you for all you do and to @jenniferw88 @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit for all they do as well! 💜💜💜 4w
julieclair This event showcased what makes Litsy so special. Nice people reading together, supporting each other, and having fun. Thank you, @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88 , for enabling all of us to have a calmer December and a gentler January. ❄️💙❄️ 4w
Larkken Love the calendar 💕 my thanks to all the hosts!! 4w
PaperbackPirate Thank you to everyone in this community for sharing and participating in any capacity. Thank you @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie and @jenniferw88 for hosting us and making it fun! 💙💙💙💙 4w
Faranae Even though I ran out of time/energy to post, I've really enjoyed reading everyone's posts and I found spending time on the prompts and activities on my own even without sharing really helpful. Thank you so much to @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie and @jenniferw88 for running this! 4w
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#Naturalitsy

Onwards to our next read, Andrea Wulf's acclaimed The Brother Gardeners published in 2008. It was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford prize in 2008.
https://www.thebailliegiffordprize.co.uk/books-and-authors/the-brother-gardeners...

All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist. Discussion threads will be posyed on Saturdays.

@LitsyEvents

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jlhammar Great, thank you! 1mo
Cuilin Book arrived, looking forward to it. 1mo
julieclair I‘m in! Found a copy on Hoopla. 1mo
kspenmoll I am excited to read this! 1mo
jenniferw88 I'm not in for this one - I have read a couple of her books, and she's a so-so author for me. 4w
Cazxxx This sounds good but my library doesn‘t have it and there‘s no audio version 😕 4w
AllDebooks @jenniferw88 fair enough 🙂 4w
AllDebooks @Cazxxx that's so annoying. I'll keep an eye out for any deals. This just happened to me with the #shesaid Feb read 4w
vonnie862 I have a copy so I'll be happy to join! 4w
DebinHawaii I have to skip this one. My library has her other books, but not this one in either print or ebook & it‘s just a bit spendy either way to buy right now. Hoping to join in for March! 3w
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#Midwintersolace
Sunday #Hyggehour readathon, I forgot to post last night. I snuggled up in my newly decorated bedroom and fell asleep 😴 😅
I hope you all had a relaxing, cosy hour.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

BookmarkTavern Lovely! 🥰 1mo
TheBookHippie The walls are so lovely!!!! 1mo
IndoorDame Love the new bedroom!!! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit 😍🤍😍🤍 1mo
Bookwormjillk Love it! Looks so cozy. 1mo
AnnCrystal Those walls 👏! 💕😻💝. 1mo
DebinHawaii So cozy! Love it! 😍 1mo
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The Hours: A Novel | Michael Cunningham
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Hey, good news #Midwintersolace friends! 😍

Our #Hyggehour readathon has been so popular that we've decided to continue it. Join with a weekly hours read, knowing somewhere in the 🌏 a Litten is reading alongside you.

Every Sunday 8-9pm (your time zone) - get comfy and cosy, setting yourself up for a relaxing hour. A reset for the week ahead.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

Cuilin Wonderful, I‘ve yet to post my picture. Glad it‘s extended 🩷 1mo
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ElizaMarie I love this!!!!! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Yay! 1mo
Librarybelle I love this! What does it say about me that I could never quite organize myself to join in? Maybe now that it is continuing, I can make it a point to do it. Thanks to you and @Chrissyreadit and @TheBookHippie for organizing this…it‘s been so lovely to see the response. ❤️ 1mo
JamieArc Yay! I feel like I need it most in February! 1mo
julieclair Love this! Marking my calendar now. Although most Sunday nights I‘ll be reading with a different time zone, since I volunteer with the youth group at our church and am often not home by 8pm. 1mo
TheBookHippie 🩶🩶🩶🩶🩶 1mo
IndoorDame Love that this is continuing!!! Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
mcctrish Woo Hoo 🙌🏻 1mo
AllDebooks @Librarybelle the response from everyone is why we're keeping it going. Don't forget, it's supposed to be relaxing, so don't stress. Join in when you can. It's a permanent Litten fixture now x 1mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin ❤️ 1mo
AllDebooks @JamieArc ❤️ I hear you x 1mo
AllDebooks @julieclair ❤️it will be 8-9pm somewhere in the world x😉 1mo
DebinHawaii Yay! 🎊 So happy this will continue. It‘s such great motivation to wind down. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders here‘s the official announcement 1mo
Chrissyreadit @julieclair it doesn‘t matter if your time is off by an hour or two… or three! mine often is- In my brain it‘s an hour of cozy reading in a sense of community to support a peaceful transition to Monday 😘 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle sometimes my cozy is not a pretty picture! just a book and often a blanket or audio and blanket in my bed - that is currently covered with cats and dog and a shift to take a picture causes them utter chaos- the opposite of cozy 🤣🤣🤣🤣 make it whatever you need it most to be ❤️ 1mo
julieclair @Chrissyreadit @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie I love being a part of such a supportive community! 💙💙💙 1mo
Larkken Love this! I feel like the holidays “made” me not take advantage of this as much as I could or should have so I‘m really happy to get the chance to make it more of a habit 🥰 1mo
AllDebooks @Larkken ❤️ 1mo
dabbe Yay! 🖤🩶🖤 1mo
Read4life With only one football game remaining my Sunday nights will be open to this experience. 💙 1mo
Deblovestoread I love this idea although I couldn‘t quite manage it in January. Hope to start soon. 1mo
StaceGhost Yay!! I love this and I‘m so glad it‘s continuing 1mo
peaKnit While All Creatures Great and Small is on at 8, I‘ll be joining but a bit later ☺️ 1mo
Catsandbooks So great that this is continuing! I wasn't great about participating during the holidays but I'm hoping to join in more ❤️ 1mo
Avanders Yay! 💙🤍🩵 1mo
gossamerchild Oh yay! Hopefully I'll remember this way 😁😁 4w
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#Midwintersolace

I've had a busy day decorating my bedroom. I'm so ready for our final (or is it? 🤔😊) #Hyggehour readathon tonight. Are you?

Chrissy's original post - https://litsy.com/p/QktPSlNmMDZt

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

JamieArc I feel like February definitely needs a #hyggehour. Especially where I live, it‘s the coldest, greyest, hardest to get through month. 1mo
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#Midwintersolace January #buddyread

Any final thoughts on our last read together? (For now 😏)

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

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TheBookHippie I could not get past the first bit, but I‘m sure it‘s me. Plan to pick it up in a couple weeks and try again. 1mo
mcctrish @TheBookHippie I really enjoyed this on audio and zipped through it - I continue to work on Wintering in print which I think I like better but it‘s easy to not pick up 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This one really fizzled out for me and I ended up being rather annoyed with it. I think the author needed to refine the last two chapters more to get her point across. I might pick up her other book because when she was on topic and coherent, I enjoyed myself. I think it was just that the format she went for in this one didn‘t work in her favor. 1mo
Librarybelle I loved Wintering, this one not so much. There were a few quotes I liked, but I could not connect with her in this one. 1mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish I loved Wintering!!! 1mo
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle phew. Not just me. 1mo
ElizaMarie @TheBookHippie I recently got the #LibbyLoan of it, and it just... didn't “speak“ to me either. Not sure if it is something I should pick up later. I was curious to see everyone's discussion to help make that decision. 1mo
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#Naturalitsy January #buddyread

Any final thoughts on our January author, book or Ultra-processed foods?

All welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

🍀 Up next - February #buddyread 🍀
The Brother Gardeners- Botany, Empire and the birth of an obsession by Andrea Wulf.

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daena I unfortunately need to ask to be removed. My school work is overwhelming right now. Thank you for including me, and hopefully I can jump back in at some point. 1mo
rockpools I think a lot of the final conversation about this book took place last week. However, I‘ve just finished. I am glad I read it, I find I am much more aware of ingredients, including those that are so prevalent that you don‘t even think of them as weird (maltodextrin for eg), and am trying to focus on more ‘real‘ food. HOWEVER. Lots. I think he‘s basically arguing for a shift away from the entire capitalist system, and while I don‘t necessarily 1mo
rockpools disagree, I‘m not too sure it‘s helpful from where we‘re at.

Actually, that might be my take on most of the book! I don‘t disagree (and it has improved my awareness) but I‘m not too sure how it helps. Worth reading, especially in the context of a group discussion like this.
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Bookwormjillk @rockpools that‘s a good way to sum it up 1mo
AllDebooks @rockpools that's a perfect summary. I think the whole premise comes down to societal change and that's never going to happen. If we haven't fixed global food poverty by now, we never will. 1mo
AllDebooks @daena sorry to hear you're snowed under. Hope to see you back when things calm down x 1mo
AllDebooks I'm glad I read it, as it has made me rethink the whole food process. Certainly made me re-evaluate my shopping/eating habits 1mo
ElizaMarie @rockpools I agree. I feel like this helped me mostly by being more aware of things. Like you mentioned, “real food“. 1mo
ElizaMarie I am glad I read it. I don't think I “learned“ a whole bunch (as most of this stuff was either common sense - prepackaged foods aren't super healthy). I think what frustrates me the most, was I couldn't really help develop a better plan of action after reading (other than a general, more whole/raw foods, more fruits and veggies). I found the most interesting aspect of it was the reminder that packaging claims aren't really that reliable. Bummer. 1mo
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#Naturalitsy #Midwintersolace

My selection for week 8 #Fridaynightshare is the 1st Robert Macfarlane book I read, The Old Ways. He has such a poetic turn of phrase, that really lends itself to his descriptions of landscape, flora and fauna. Beautiful, poignant, and observant writing. Outstanding nature writing.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

DebinHawaii This sounds like a book I would love! 💚 1mo
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#Midwintersolace

Our last #Fridaynightshare is here. Post your favourite nature-themed book. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. Looking forward to seeing more of great recommendations. No doubt I shall be extending my tbr list again.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

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#Naturalitsy February #buddyread

Starts 1st February. As always, weekly discussions will be on Saturdays.

All are welcome to join in. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

I'm really looking forward to this one. Anyone from #Midwintersolace interested?

https://www.andreawulf.com/andrea-wulf/about-the-brother-gardeners.html

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Bookwormjillk I picked it up from the library yesterday. Looking forward to it. 1mo
TheBookHippie Got my copy from library! 1mo
ElizaMarie I‘m gonna skip this one. But … please keep me tagged because I want to rejoin in March 💜 (this one doesn‘t really speak to me) 1mo
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yourfavouritemixtape I have alread started and it‘s so interesting! 1mo
jlhammar Just got my copy. Looking forward to it! 1mo
kspenmoll What are chapters or pages each week? Missed that 1mo
AllDebooks @kspenmoll I haven't posted the schedule yet. Sorting that out tomorrow x 1mo
CatLass007 Hi! Would you please add me to your tag list. I‘m not sure if I will be able to participate in February but I‘ll try. 1mo
AllDebooks @CatLass007 Absolutely! Welcome to NaturaLitsy, it is very relaxed, so join in when you can x 1mo
CatLass007 Thank you! I‘m having vision issues right now so I‘m only listening to audiobooks. This book is not available in audio format, so I definitely won‘t be joining y‘all in February. I think I‘ll check on the January selection and if it‘s available I might just listen to that. 1mo
CatLass007 My Mom loved learning about the weather. She even took a meteorology class in college. I see a couple of books on this list that she probably would have loved. 1mo
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Mehso-so

An enjoyable depiction of Mary Shelley's teenage life before she met Shelley and at the Italian lakes with Shelley and Byron. I did find parts repetitive at times.

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The Simple Things | Bill Condon
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One of my comfort magazines, The Simple Things, has started a new podcast. This is perfect to pick up when #MWS finishes at the weekend. ?

"Episode 1 sees our wellbeing editor Becs Frank and I seeking out crumbs of COMFORT and finding ways to feel better. We‘re talking hot drinks and warm places for cold days, discussing the merits of saunas and which old fashioned remedies really work. There will be time to put the kettle...

AllDebooks Cont. on and pause for a moment with an original short story, read aloud. 1mo
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AllDebooks Also, Hibernacle is my new favourite word 😍 1mo
Sparklemn The Simple Things is the only magazine subscription I have. Love it. Thanks for sharing the podcast news!
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Cuilin I just listened to the trailer, The hot Ribenna made me nostalgic. My daughter found some here in the US at an international store,I may go get some and have some hot. 🩷 1mo
AllDebooks @Sparklemn I hope you get as much from the podcast as the mag x 1mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin lol, me too. Proper 80s kids drink, primarily sipped with Grandma. Although I'm in the UK, so easy for me to get hold of. 1mo
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#Midwintersolace

Our last seasonal favourites 😍
🎧 What kind of apps do you like - hobbies, reading, news, music, games?
Share your favourites.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

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I forgot to post this one last week 😅
What's your go-to playlist to relax to?

My taste in music is as eclectic as my reading preferences. I do enjoy a bit of Fleet Foxes, James Blake or The XX to unwind to.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

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#Midwintersolace

Week 8 game - Share a book to match each of the images. Just for fun x

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

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#Midwintersolace

As we come into our last week, I was curious to see if #MWS has changed anything for you as we get into 2024.
❄️ Have you adopted any new habits or mindset?
❄️ Have you enjoyed the event?
❄️ Would you be interested in future solace events?
❄️ Would you want to stay on/join the #Naturalitsy taglist?

I've drawn up plans for the rest of the year and will be sharing them next week.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie ♥️ honestly saved my ass this season♥️ 1mo
TheBookHippie In all honestly the pacing -no games no points- focus on hygee and the solstice and Yule … Sunday night hour and the slowing and staying in the beauty of nature for December and endless January was a gift. The no competition and no games aspect was such a relief. The focus of inward and hygee and natural is just a gift. 1mo
TheBookHippie I loved the nature cards!!! Loved! 1mo
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TheBookHippie I‘m keeping Sunday nights and celebrating more intentionally the seasons. Especially winter. 1mo
AllDebooks @TheBookHippie 🤣😍❄️🩵❄️ Love this so much. Goal accomplished for 1 anyways. ✔️ Thank you x 1mo
IndoorDame I would definitely be interested in future solace events. This was a huge help in getting me through the winter! All the reminders to be intentional and focus on mood, ritual, hygge and community were so helpful but the Sunday nights and the card swap were my favorite as well. 1mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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#Midwintersolace Sunday #Hyggehugs

After a day of painting my new, cosy bedroom, I'm looking forward to settling down to finish Tom Lake for our #Hyggehour readathon.
I'll start the wallpapering tomorrow. 😊

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie Oh looks wonderful! It‘s going to be lovely. 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Is it bad that I‘m already planning for #HyggeHour 12 hours from now? 1mo
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk not at all. I think about it all week 😅 1mo
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#Naturalitsy #Midwintersolace

It's my favourite day. Our #Hyggeday Join in our communal read between 8-9pm. Post your #Hyggehugs photos and tag us x

@Chrissyreadit original post - https://litsy.com/p/MXFNcDk0Skdv

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#Naturalitsy #Midwintersolace January #buddyread

Are you enjoying this? Any thoughts on this week's chapters? 🤔

@TheBookHippie @chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie Just started it due to life happenings but I am really enjoying first bit. I‘ll catch up! 😂♥️ 1mo
Librarybelle I‘m reading through it right now! I like that I found her mention of “enchantment” in this section - a good connection to the title! 1mo
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mcctrish I listened to this, finished it a week or so ago, one part that made me gasp out loud was when KM was talking to her son on a outdoor walk about thoughts being like branches and he said every time she spoke to him it was like a branch breaking - I‘m not sure I‘d have been able to come back from that as his mom 1mo
AllDebooks @mcctrish that ia a rough one 😔 1mo
IndoorDame @mcctrish That was heartbreaking! But also a great moment of connection for them. He really did get the point of the nature walk, and she heard that he was growing up and she had to step back and start to reach him on his own terms. 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I had mixed feelings about this section. It felt like the bits and bobs didn‘t quite flow the same way through this chapter, so each part felt a bit jarring. However, this was the chapter that I felt I could relate to the most. Her setting aside her love of writing, because of the expectations of others that she couldn‘t possibly make a living doing it, definitely hit home. I think it‘s important for humans of all ages to play and not be ashamed. 1mo
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