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Alora

Joined October 2019

Canadian Book Blogger 🇨🇦, Cat Mom, & Boss Babe! Human Resources Management | Instagram & Twitter: @alora_reads 🌈 Hufflepuff 🖤💛
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Had to pay off some fees in order to get my library card again
I haven‘t been to the library since high school! 😂😰🤷🏽‍♀️

This should be interesting...I got The Family Upstairs and have to read & return it in 7 days!
I never finish books that fast! Hopefully it‘s a page turner like I‘ve been told!
Also starting the Scythe series! I don‘t know anything about it! 🤪
Got a few Christmas books for the #WinterGames as well!

#LibraryHaul #TBR #BOTM

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🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
This was my favourite read of 2019, if not all time!!
I absolutely loved the southern descriptions that Owens uses throughout the novel.
I found myself relating to Kya since I have an avid love for the outdoors and being out in nature.
It was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.
This coming of age story is perfect for anyone who has found themselves struggling to fit in,
Or for anyone who has a true love for nature.

cherinium This jumped to the top of my favorites list, too. Such vivid, beautiful writing. I love when the setting becomes a character. 💕 4d
Alora I did not want it to end! And that ending?! Oh my goodness! I did not see her being the poet. I cried lol 😭😭 3d
Scochrane26 That‘s a perfect bookmark because Delia Owens used to work as a wildlife specialist in Africa. I think she said she studied lions or tigers. And elephants. I went to a signing last February. 3d
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Alora Yes she did! I didn‘t know she studied lions or tigers though! Neat!! Tigers are my favourite animal. She is a biologist and also wrote a few other books based on animal behaviour from when she was in Africa. I really want to read her other books. Hopefully she writes another novel in the future too! 😁 @Scochrane26 3d
Alora I am so jealous you went to a signing! Very cool! @Scochrane26 3d
Scochrane26 @alora I hadn‘t read the book yet & didn‘t know anything about her at that time. I just knew I should go while I had the chance. 3d
Alora That makes it even better once you start reading the book!! @Scochrane26 (edited) 3d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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When your nails match your book!! 💅🏼
I LOVE the design on the inside and back of the cover! 💜

BookDragonNotWorm Too cool! 4d
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Hey Littens! I love learning about all of you and all of the Q&A‘s!
I decided to try something new, #LitsyLearn 😂📖
Every weekend I will be posting #LitsyLearn questions for you guys!
Once it gets going I might try and host games and giveaways too!
I love the community so I want to try and get more involved in it! 💜💜

1) I have never watched star wars, I have a brother, I was 2 Lbs when born
2) All The Light We Cannot See
3) Not yet 😥
4) Hot

vivastory #1 is the lie that you have never watched star wars? 5d
Alora @vivastory Unfortunately I wish that was the lie 😂 I‘ve never watched it. I‘ve been told I should watch it now, being an adult and watching it for the first time would be awesome people have said 😂 I already know what happens tho...kind of 😂 5d
Eggbeater I'm guessing you don't really have a brother 5d
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Alora @eggbeater Correct! I‘m an only child 😥😭 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great idea!!! Thank you for the tag!! 💗💗💗 5d
wanderinglynn Fun idea! Thank you for the tag! 😘 5d
Alora @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @wanderinglynn You are so welcome! Thank you for playing and reposting!! 💜💜 5d
NeedsMoreBooks Thanks for the tag ❣️ (edited) 5d
Alora @NeedsMoreBooks You are very welcome! 💙 5d
Meaw_catlady Thanks for the tag! I will post soon! I‘m hoping you have watched Star Wars! If not you should 🖤 5d
Alora You are very welcome! I have never watched star wars 😂😭 5d
MrBook I‘m not going to scroll up or tap spoilers, lol. Hmmm... 5d
MrBook I want to say SW, but that‘s a giant one so it has to be true. Two pounds pushing it. Only child? 5d
Alora Hahahaha nice try! I am an only child and I was premature and weighed 2.14Lbs! I was so small I had to wear cabbage patch doll clothes. 5d
TheAromaofBooks Oooo thank you for the tag! And I also love these Q&A deals - I keep thinking about starting one, too! They are one of my favorite things both to do and to read! I'll be reposting this one shortly!! 5d
Alora @TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much! I‘m glad you like it! I kept seeing all the Q & A‘s and thought it would be neat to start one, incorporating a type of mini game in each one too! To get people talking to each other :) I eventually want to have some giveaways and bigger games too 😀 5d
BookDragonNotWorm I've never watched Star Wars either! Thought I might have been the only one! 4d
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This is the VERY first time I have EVER been able to paint my fingernails!!
I have FINALLY stopped biting my nails! It‘s been about a month now!
It takes 21 days to break a habit! I broke the hardest one I have!! 😃😃
They don‘t look that long in the picture, but in person they are SO long!
Especially compared to the state they were in before 😂😭💅🏼💅🏼

#WinterGames #LitsyPartyOfOne #TIL #24B4Monday #currentlyreading

jb72 Great job! I finally broke that habit about ten years ago. 6d
Eggbeater They look good! 6d
Charityann Love your nails!😊 6d
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Alora @jb72 @Eggbeater @charityann Thank you so much! I had a hard time painting them since I‘ve only ever done my toes 😂 I was getting so frustrated lol! Especially doing my right dominant hand! 😂😂 I finally got to feel that struggle hahaha (edited) 6d
Kaila-ann Congrats!! That‘s a tough habit to break. 6d
Clutterbucks_Queen I used to be a nail biter! When i was pregnant with my son i came over with this ridiculous fear of germs and sickness (which i still battle to this day and I've had a daughter since then and my sons 4) and i haven't bitten them since! I also found getting acrylic nails helped in the past, grow them out, then soak them off and you have long nails lol 5d
Alora @Clutterbucks_Queen I also tried acrylic nails. I had them on for about 2-3 years, constantly. Spent so much money on them. Whenever theyd fall off in between appointments or when I finally stopped wearing them...I ended up biting my nails all off again 😂😭 5d
MrBook Yes! 21 days to break a habit 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! It‘s rare to find someone who knows that stat. 🙌🏻🍻 I used to chew mine down to stubs. Great color! (edited) 5d
Alora Hahaha 😂 Thank you so much!! 😀 @MrBook 5d
cassiopia I live the the nail color? What brand/color is it? 3d
Alora Thank you so much! It is “coral denominator” - Nicole by opi 💕 3d
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

For The Fallen - Laurence Binyon ❤️🌹❤️🌹

#RemembranceDay #Remember #NFNov

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields. 🌹❤️🌹❤️

#Remember #RemembranceDay #NFNov

DaveGreen7777 ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
TheSpineView Lovely poem!💜💜💜 1w
bookaholic1 ❤❤❤❤ 1w
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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My final time for the #readathon ! Just over 9 hours.
I didn‘t get as many hours as I would have liked, but still pretty happy!
I‘ve been so busy with exams and projects. It was nice to have a bit of reading time to relax.
I finally finished The Institute and started The Testaments.

#MrBook1InAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyOfOne #CatsOfLitsy

Texreader ❤️😻 1w
MrBook Well done! 😎👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 😻😻😻 1w
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Andrew65 With everything else going on for you this is a brilliant time. Well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏🙌😊👍🥳🍾🥂🎯 1w
Clwojick WOOHOO!!! You did great! 🙌 And what an adorable kitten! 1w
Alora Thank you so much 😊 @Clwojick @Andrew65 (edited) 1w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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FINALLY starting this beauty!! I‘ve only been waiting since it was released to start it! 😍
I absolutely loved The Handmaid‘s Tale so this should be interesting!
I started the series before reading The Handmaid‘s Tale, not thinking I would enjoy it.
I liked it so much I stopped at the third episode and started the book!
I‘m on Season 2 now. I wonder if it will relate to this book?! 😱

#readathon #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday #MrBook1InAMillion

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
marleed I binged all 3 seasons back to back before I read the book. And yes, I think the sequel respects both the original book and the adapted series. I‘m thrilled that Ms Atwood at 80 was able to revisit a story she created in her 40s. I can‘t help but wonder how I‘d complete a story had 35 years of living passed. 1w
Alora @marleed I never really thought of that! 😱 How true!! Wow! I‘m holding off on the second and third series until I finish this book 😊 1w
marleed @Alora I think of that line from the book, Angle of Repose where you look at life as a Doppler Effect. For most of a life, life is coming at you - and it is thunderously loud and blows you over. And then, it passes and you are left with quiet and stillness. She wrote this story on both sides of her Doppler Effect. 1w
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The Institute | Stephen King
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This was my very first read by King. It definitely won‘t be my last!
The Institute kept me wanting to read more the entire book!

It was a bit slow throughout, however the build up was totally worth it!
I really hope they turn this book into a movie!

Sitting at about 8.5 hours for the #readathon
#MrBook1InAMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Good luck for the rest of the Readathon, doing great especially with the other demands on you. 👏👏👏 2w
Alora @Andrew65 I will add it to my tbr! He mentioned it in the author‘s notes, and I‘ve heard about it before! Also going to try 2w
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Alora @Andrew65 Thanks so much! I‘m starting one I‘ve been dying to read now! The Testaments! 😍 2w
Andrew65 @Alora Not Read that one, will be interested to see what you think of it. 2w
LoverOfLearning To be honest I have never read a Steven King book... what would be a good starting book that's not too long? 2w
teebe Haven‘t read this one but I highly recommend his short stories 2w
Alora @LoverOfLearning @teebe Ouhhh I will try his short stories! Thanks! I‘ve heard good things about Carrie, Firestarter, 11.22.63, Lisey‘s story. This was my first read by him @LoverOfLearning , it was a long one! Lol longest book I‘ve read. Took me 19 hours to read it all, but I was reading slow to enjoy it. 2w
LoverOfLearning @Alora great I will check one of those out! 2w
Rachel.Rencher I definitely like his newer work, and some of his older work. Sometimes his older books can be a grind to get through! 2w
Alora @Rachel.Rencher What are a few of your favourites?! He has so many I‘m not even sure where to begin besides the few popular ones I know about 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Alora 11/22/63 is my absolute favorite. I love Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Shining, & Full Dark No Stars is a great collection. Misery was way too gruesome for me, Cujo was okay I thought but not very scary, and the Gunslinger series was written while he was still a drug addict I'm pretty sure, and it shows. 🤣 2w
Alora @Rachel.Rencher Thanks for the recommendations! I‘ll check them out :) I forgot about Shawshank and The Green Mile! 😱 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻🥳 Litsy‘s resident Stephen King expert is @HotMessJess . My first SK book was “The Eyes of the Dragon” read when I was ~12. My favorite is “It”, but that‘s a cranium-cracker 😆🙈. Also thoroughly enjoyed “11/22/63”, “Needful Things”, and “Salem‘s Lot”. “Pet Sematary” is very good. Keep in mind, nearly all of his books take place in the same “universe”, so as you read more, you find more Easter eggs. 😁. @LoverOfLearning @Alora (edited) 2w
HotMessJess @MrBook I am always so honored! 🥳🥳🥳 2w
Alora @MrBook Ouhhh I did not know that!! That is so cool, thank you!!! 2w
MrBook Oh, and “The Shining” OF COURSE! 😆🙈 2w
MrBook @HotMessJess We‘re better with you among us, m‘lady. 🤗 2w
HotMessJess @mrbook good thing I‘ve been reading a lot more now that our little guy is grown up a bit. Also @alora The Stand! One of his absolute bests! 2w
Alora @HotMessJess Yes that is on my tbr list very soon! 😍 thank you! Doctor sleep is the 2nd to this one correct? Ohhh no thats The Shining. I‘ve watched all of the movies, so I have a hard time reading a book if I‘ve seen the movie already. But I‘ll make an exception for him lol. 2w
FlowerFairy Just finished audiobooking this one during my work commute. Loved it. More like his old school works. 4d
Alora @FlowerFairy Glad you enjoyed it as well! I just recently got into audiobooks 4d
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The Institute | Stephen King
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My time entering Day 2 of the #readathon is just over 5 hours!
I have a group project to work on today, so I won‘t be able to read until tonight 😭
Man, school is really getting in the way of my reading 😂😭

I have 60 pages left in The Institute! Talk about suspense!! I wish I could finish it now!
King mentions the Boston Bruins which is my FAVOURITE hockey team! 💛🖤💛🖤

#LitsyPartyOfOne #MrBook1InAMillion #24B4Monday

Tianarose What is your tattoo on your foot? 2w
Caffeinated_Reader Fantastic book & great pic! 2w
Andrew65 A great time 👏👏👏 2w
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Alora @Tianarose Its a fly fishing lure that says Hold Fast. It‘s a tribute for my dad who passed away a few years ago. He was my favourite fishing partner 🎣 Thank you so much @Caffeinated_Reader @Andrew65 I have a ton of group projects to work on today, I‘m struggling to not break out my book right now. Only 60 pages left. HOW CAN I RESIST LOL 2w
Andrew65 @Alora Must be tough!!!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love a nice hot bath 🛀 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are such a beautiful young lady 💗 (edited) 2w
Alora @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awe, thank you Misty 🤗💜 I love reading in a bath! It‘s my favourite place to read. The house I‘m renting now doesn‘t have a bathtub, so I have to go to my moms every time I want to take a bath. I miss it soooo much. My lease is up soon and I will NEVER get another place without a bathtub lol. 2w
Clwojick I know the feeling! I just fast tracked 3 of my December assignments, so i'll have more time to read for the WinterGames. 🙈 I have 2 exams that I'll have to study for and those will take enough time out of my reading schedule as it is. lol 2w
Alora Good luck on your exams!! What are you studying?! @Clwojick 2w
Clwojick Just a 1 year course at my community college for Hospital Ward Clerk. It‘s been a lot harder than I was expecting though. It seems like it‘s basically 1st year nursing. Classes like Pharmacology, Surgical Procedures, Medical Terminology, Medical Tests, Medical Keyboarding, etc. 2w
Clwojick How about you? What are you taking? 2w
Alora @Clwojick Ohhh man that sounds tough! I‘ve heard that as well that medical receptionist jobs require a lot of medical knowledge and terminology. I‘m not good at biology. I‘m taking a Human Resources Management program right now. I also have my BA in Psych. 2w
Clwojick I‘ve always wanted to take some pouch classes, but I have to get through these one first! 😅 I‘m certainly happy to be done, come december! Here‘s to hoping my exams go well! I‘m walking in to both of my exams with a 95% but my exams are worth 40% of my total grade so I‘m going to be doing some mad crunching! 2w
Alora @Clwojick Ouchhh I don‘t miss those huge weighted exams! Good luck! You‘ll do great! 😃🤗🤞💕 2w
MrBook Nicely done 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Is that a fly fishing tattoo?! 🎣 2w
Alora @MrBook Yes it is! 😊🎣 I love to fish. It‘s a tribute tattoo for my dad 2w
MrBook Aww ☺️👍🏻👍🏻! I help promote 🎣 in the Yellowstone region as part of my side job. (edited) 2w
Alora @MrBook Omg thats so cool! I‘ve always wanted to move to Alaska or The Northern Yukon or Territories in Canada for the fishing! I went to school to be a conservation officer for a bit, but things didn‘t work out. I love fishing. More than reading 😂😂 2w
MrBook Niiice. I haven‘t fished in a loonng time. I need to do it again. 😁 2w
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After writing an exam today and having an exhausting week,
I was SO happy to find these in my mailbox!!
My very first letters from #LitsyLove and #PoutinePenPals !!
I literally smiled for an hour! 😂😃
I can‘t wait to write everyone back!
Thank you sooo much for the beautiful cards Littens, you made my day!!

@Stacypatrice @throwmeabook @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Stacypatrice Yay!! 😃💌☀️ 2w
Alora Thank you sooo much @Stacypatrice I loved your card!! 💜 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Alora she is so creative with cards!! Put mine to shame!! 💗💗 @Stacypatrice (edited) 2w
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Stacypatrice Thank you girls! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - Don‘t day rude things about your cards... I love them 💜 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Stacypatrice hahaha!! Thanks sweetie 💗💗 2w
Alora @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the cute kitty! Your card was so cute! Don‘t say that! Every card made me smile 😃 2w
MrBook 😻 I miss my feline. 😿 2w
Alora @MrBook Awe I‘m sorry 😢 Losing a pet is one of the hardest things. 💔 2w
MrBook Break-up *sighs*. She kept him. In a way, that‘s worse. 😕 2w
Alora @MrBook Awe :( I‘m sorry. I‘m dealing with the same issue kind of. (edited) 2w
MrBook Yeeaahhh 😕. Sorry to hear about yours 😔. 2w
TheBookHippie @MrBook 😭😭😭😭 I‘d send my diva for a visit but alas bulldogs can‘t fly 😂 she‘d like an adventure 🤷🏽‍♀️🐶🤣🤦🏽‍♀️ 1w
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Just finished my exam, ordered a pizza and I‘m ready to parrrtyyyyy with y‘alll !! 🎉🎉🎉
Here are some of my snacks for tonight!
I plan on finishing The Institute as well tonight,
I have about 200 pages to go.
It‘s taking me longer to read it than I originally planned.

Hoping to get between 25-30 hours for this #readathon
#LitsyPartyOfOne #MrBook1InAMillion #24B4Monday 💜🎉📖

sharread Yummy! All of that looks so good! I have to get a pizza! ❤😮 2w
Alora @sharread Pizza seems to be my go to during a readathon! Easy, quick, and gets delivered lol 😂😍 2w
Eggbeater Jealous of that pizza! 2w
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Mandoul Yes to all of that - looks amazing 😃 enjoy! 2w
Alora Thank you!! It was yummy 😃 @Eggbeater @Mandoul 2w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you aced your exam, Alora! 😊 2w
Alora Thanks @DaveGreen7777 ! 😃 All my fingers and toes are crossed lol 😆😰 2w
Enchanted_Bibliophile Yummy 😋 I've also found the Institute to be a slower read for me, not sure why. But we will both finish it this weekend 🤞 2w
Alora @Enchanted_Bibliophile Its my longest read thats for sure lol. It‘s my first novel by him. I‘m enjoying it but its a bit slower than I thought it was going to be. 2w
Enchanted_Bibliophile SK is a slow builder, but this one feels even slower than usual. You should try Carrie and Firestarter of jou like this one. 2w
Clwojick You're going to kill it girl! You've go this!! 🙌 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! Relax & enjoy. You deserve it! 2w
Alora @Enchanted_Bibliophile Yes I‘ve heard I should try Firestarter! I know nothing about that book too whoch I like. I‘ve seen the Carrie movie. And a lot of his others. I don‘t really like reading books if I‘ve seen the movie already. Maybe I‘ll make an exception for him haha. I just find it boring and I already know the plot. Now reading a book before the movie, thats one of my favourite things! Lol 2w
Andrew65 Well done on getting the exam completed. Readathon wise it looks like you‘ve got everything covered. 2w
MrBook Pizza is my go-to for #readathons 😆👏🏻🙌🏻! Getting some for tomorrow 😎👌🏻. Hey, how‘d that exam go? Probably showed it who‘s boss 👍🏻👍🏻. Thank you again for joining the part-eh! ☺️🤗 2w
Alora @MrBook I literally said the exact same thing above! Pizza is my go to during a readathon it seems hahaha 😂 The exam was okay I think! Thank you 😃 So happy to be joining you for this! 2w
Alora @Andrew65 Thank you so much! 😃📖 2w
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These are all of the #books I will be reading for #MrBook1InAMillion and #24B4Monday this weekend!
I am hoping to make it the full 24 hours this #readathon 📖

I am going to try and get some pages in at midnight,
However I have an exam at 8am 😭😭
Almost done The Institute...then starting The Testaments!! 😍

#LitsyPartyOfOne #TBR
Congratulations again Jason on 1 million!! @MrBook 🎉🎉🎉

jb72 Good luck 🍀 😁 2w
MrBook Thank you, @Alora !!! Very happy to have you joining the fun 🤗! All the best on that exam! 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Alora Thank you so much! @MrBook I just want to get it over with so I can READ! 😍📖🎉 2w
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MrBook @Alora My mentality to a tee! 😆👏🏻🙌🏻🍻 2w
RaimeyGallant Did I miss what the 1 million is about? @MrBook , what are we celebrating? 2w
Alora @RaimeyGallant He hit 1 million points on Litsy! I think he was the first person too! 🎉 2w
RaimeyGallant @MrBook A million litfluence!!!!!!!!!! Whaaaaaaat??!!!!! I'm having a meltdown! So amazing! 2w
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon. 😊👍 2w
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#KeepLitsyActive

1) I love meeting fellow bookworms. I like how I can search for posts related to the book I‘m reading or interested in. I‘ve discovered so many #goodreads because of Litsy! Also love the swaps and penpal groups!
2) Nothing!
3) Would love an Owned TBR and Not Owned TBR.
4) Whenever I have a post I‘d like to share 💕
5) Love all, but haven‘t done a #readalong yet. Not sure how to find them
6) Bit higher character count?

ljuliel Great to hear your answers. I‘m glad you like it here so much. Are you following #litsyhappenings. . ? I believe that might be an area that posts or reposts events such as read alongs. Or check in with @Andrew65 , as he is currently doing at least one read along group. I know there are others that also do them. Another one to check would be @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , as she also does them, but I‘ve no clue what her schedule is. 2w
Alora @ljuliel Awesome, thank you so much! I will check them out! 💜📖 Thank you for creating this! 2w
Clwojick Check out #ListyHappenings @LitsyHappenings ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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Clwojick I also agree with the higher character count. 2w
Alora @Clwojick I followed @LitsyHappenings , thank you!! Yes, I think a little bit higher would be great! Especially for book reviews. 2w
Insightsintobooks I agree with 3! 2w
Alora @Insightsintobooks It would be so useful for a number of reasons! For personal tbr piles, and for swaps!! I like to keep the books I own and haven‘t read on my tbr, but when I am in a swap I have to remove them 😂 2w
Butterfinger @MrBook is celebrating his 1,000,000 litsy points this weekend by hosting a readathon. I am really looking forward to it. 2w
Alora @Butterfinger Me too!! This is my second readathon. Hoping to get a lot more reading in this time! 😃📖 2w
Butterfinger @alora, I'm sorry. I misread. My brain substituted 'athon' for 'along'. 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Alora @Butterfinger haha thats okay!! Don‘t be sorry 😂😊 2w
Andrew65 @Alora We always do the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead starting on 19th of each month choosing a new book each month reading it over 10 - 14 days posting 4 - 5 discussion questions every couple of days. You are more than welcome to join us, jus check the feed of @Andrew65 or the tag above. We have just finished last month‘s but will start the tagged book later this month. We will most probably choose a new author when we finish her books. @ljuliel 2w
Andrew65 @Alora I always tag in @LitsyHappenings when posting / advertising the buddy reads and they do an awesome job of reposting the reads. @MrBook @Avanders @BookBabe 2w
Andrew65 @dgrachel and @TheReadingMermaid do buddy reads / read alongs too. They are both great people and well worth following. 😍 @Alora (edited) 2w
Alora @Andrew65 Thank you so much for the help! I will join you all for the next month! 😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #BotmBuddyRead is mine and Christine‘s monthly book club if you want to check it out!! @TheBookHippie 🎊🙌🏻📚 2w
TheBookHippie Follow our hashtag #BOTMBUDDYREAD we read a book a month and discuss sections every Sunday. POSTED questions are on my page. 2w
TheReadingMermaid #HOLBuddyRead is my next one. Everyone is welcome. Check the hashtag four times and details 😘 2w
MrBook @Andrew65 Love ya like a brother from another mother, man! 🤗 2w
Andrew65 @Alora Be great to have you with us, I forgot to tag the book - I was doing it over breakfast (I live in the U.K.) and was getting a bit late for setting off to work. November‘s book will be Heart and Soul which is one of my all time favourite Maeve Binchy books. I will tag you in when I set up the next Buddy Read. (edited) 2w
Andrew65 Because of having to get to work I didn‘t finish posting I also very strongly recommend @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie‘s #BOTMBuddyRead. Misty and Christine are two of the greatest people you could wish to meet and do sensational buddy reads. They split books into four sections and post questions each Sunday. I have read some fabulous books with them just frustrated not joined n much recently due to life happening! 👇 2w
Andrew65 @Alora With my buddy reads I try to emulate their great work. My commitments also get caught up as I run two Group Reads a month on Librarything - Mystery and Suspense Books and cohost the Monthly #24B4Monday Readathons. (edited) 2w
Andrew65 I can also very strongly recommend @EadieB @Tove_Reads @gradcat and @Crazeedi , more great people to follow. The five of us read a few books a month together but on a very informal basis with people popping in or out as they want to. This year we have read the Maeve Kerrigan Series by Jane Casey, the Jack Caffery Series by Mo Hayder and the Sean Duffy Series by Adrian McKinty together. Also reading other books together. 👇 (edited) 2w
Andrew65 In 2020 we are targeting three Nordic authors we want to read together. In simple terms the more you get involved in these things on Litsy as @MrBook says the more you get out of it. And you must follow my ‘brother from another mother‘ MrBook, Jason is the million dollar man at the moment! An all round great guy that we all love 🤗🤓and looking forward to the Readathon in his honour this weekend as part of #PartyForOne. 2w
Andrew65 @Alora As you can tell I just love Litsy and the people on it. 😍❣️ sorry for filling up your feed! 😳😱🤔😁🤣😔 2w
Andrew65 @Butterfinger Me too! 😍😍😍 2w
Alora @Andrew65 Thank you so much for all the awesome info! 😍 I will definitely join a few buddy reads! 2w
Andrew65 @Alora Yey!!! 😊😍👍😁 2w
Alora @Andrew65 don‘t be sorry! I love and appreciate all the info! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 awww thank you Andrew!! We miss you!!!! 2w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Need to get myself organised and back to them as miss them. Not helped that often driving at the time questions posted and feel the fun of it is everyone posting answers at the same time. Need to get over that! 😔 (edited) 2w
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 AWE thanks we miss your participation and we read an awful book and missed your humour a few months back 🤣🤣❤️ 2w
Avanders @andrew65 awww we sure do try! 🥰 2w
Andrew65 @Avanders You do more than try, you achieve and your time is greatly appreciated. ❣️😍 2w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Need to get my time sorted and get back involved! One or two books need humour. 😂 2w
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I just signed up for the #WinterGames !
I didn‘t get to participate in the #scarathlon because I just recently joined Litsy,
So y‘all better be ready for my participation in these games! 😂🎉

There will be books, movies, games, an ugly sweater contest, and PRIZES !

Join us below!! 💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScG_Edhr_uM-RQ8sp9X6ejULoPi_hir_D3WpLQj...

#books #winter #christmas #bookworm

StayCurious Yay glad to have you with us! 2w
Clwojick Thank you for reposting! I‘m glad you‘re joining us! ♥️ 2w
Alora Thank you for hosting 💜📖 @StayCurious @Clwojick 2w
Texreader I signed up! 2w
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1) Thriller, horror, romance, YA, and “new” releases. The only thing I‘m not big on is war, history and books with a lot of religion.
2) Pepsi, Coffee, Cream Soda, Energy Drinks
3) Love bookmarks, booksleeves, candles & wax melts, bathbombs
4) Face masks, nail polish
5) Popcorn, candy canes, peanut m&ms
6) Love The Santa Claus series
7) Cacti 🌵 outdoors 🌲🎣 cats 😻

#CanuckChristmasSwap #bookmail #Christmas #Bookswap #PoutinePenPals

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Just finished my first #readathon with 10 hours!
I participated in #24B4Monday and #deweysreadathon this weekend 📖📚

Didn‘t get as many hours as I wanted because of my exams,
But I am still happy with the results!

I can‘t wait for the next one! We‘ll call this a “practice run!” 😉

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon #Halloween #FallisBooked

TheReadingMermaid That's fantastic sweetie. I'm so glad your first read-a-thon was with us. And I'm very glad that you had a lot of fun. We hope to see you next month. Also thank you very much for sponsoring you brought in 50 points to Team Stoker!!! 👏👏👏 3w
jb72 That‘s fantastic! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks that's awesome!! 3w
MrBook Wow!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Realized how important it is to have a variety of books for a #readathon !
These are my current books that I am switching between 📖
I also have an audiobook going for when my eyes need a break
Then I have my textbooks for school 😭📚

7.5 hour mark for #24B4Monday , hoping for another 7-8 hours today!
5.5 hours finished total for #deweysreadathon ! 💜🙌🏼

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon #Halloween

We are in the home stretch!! 📚 📚 📚

Andrew65 Going well, great achievement. 👏👏👏 Agree variety and swapping between books is ideal for a Readathon, supplemented by audiobooks when tired. The ideal strategy! 4w
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Love when my sweet boy cuddles with me while I‘m reading!
When he chews my papers and books....not so much! 😂😭

6 hour mark for #24B4Monday
4 hour mark for #deweysreadathon

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon #catsoflitsy

Just keep reading, reading, reading!! 📚 📚 📚

jb72 He‘s a cutie pie! 4w
CareBear He‘s beautiful! 😻 4w
overtheedge What a doll!! 😻♥️ 4w
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Alora Thank you so much!! He‘s my world! 🥰🌎 @jb72 @CareBear @overtheedge 4w
Meaw_catlady He‘s so adorably handsome! 4w
Andrew65 Going well. 😊👏👏👏 4w
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Just stocked up on snacks for the remainder of the #readathon !
I think this is enough to get me by?! 😂👌🏽🙌🏼

Finished my group meetings today for school,
So now I‘m 100% focused on the #24B4Monday and #deweysreadathon

I plan on finishing The Institute, and starting The Testaments.
On top of my novels, I have 7 textbooks to read for my exams 😭📚
Going to be switching between my novel, audiobook, and textbooks!

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon

Linsy Yum!! 4w
Andrew65 😂 Should keep you going. 4w
Stacypatrice Your snacks are amazing!!! 4w
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I did something new today! I started my first audiobook ever!
It was a tough decision between a few, but I ended up choosing City of Girls!

My timer so far for the #24B4Monday is just approaching the 2.5 hour mark!
I have a separate timer for #deweysreadathon !
I didn‘t get a lot of reading done yesterday because of school 😭
Hoping to get a huge chunk of hours in for both of my #readathon today!

Sponsoring #TeamStoker #Scarathlon ! 💜📖

NomiReads I hope that you enjoy your readathon (s)! 4w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you enjoy your audiobook! 😀 4w
MinetteLauren I loved this book on audible. Hope you do too! 4w
Alora @MinetteLauren I am really enjoying it! It‘s my first audiobook since I was in school and had to listen to them 😂 I still prefer to read a physical book, but its nice to switch it up sometimes! (edited) 4w
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Just ordered myself a pizza for some food during the #readathon !
Going to get a bunch of snacks tomorrow! 🍭 🍬 🍫 🍿

What‘s your favourite kind of pizza?!

#24B4Monday #TeamStoker #Scarathlon #Scarathon

Liatrek Just got my pizza sausage, onions and red peppers on thin crust 😊 4w
Alora @Liatrek mmmm that sounds yummy! 😍 4w
TheSpineView Looks good and I just ate!💜🍕 Veggie is my favorite. 4w
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Alora @TheSpineView Love veggie!! 😍 4w
Linsy Jealous! 🤤 4w
jb72 For me garlic olive oil sauce with cheese and basil. I picked up my snacks today for reading tomorrow. 4w
Alora @jb72 that sounds amazing! I‘ve wanted to try something like that 😍 4w
jb72 @Alora I first has it in Oldsmar Florida. But that place closed so I make my own and add onions now too. 4w
Andrew65 Another great pizza, either ham and mushroom or bacon, mushroom, red onion and red peppers. 4w
sharread Yummy! 4w
Tianarose BBQ chicken is my go to pizza. BBQ sauce base, which chicken, caramel iced onions,red peppers, bacon and mushrooms 😋 2w
Alora @Tianarose ouhhh that sounds delicious! I‘ve always wanted to try a pizza like that. I might have to try that next time 😱 2w
Tianarose @Alora so good! My favourite is from Panago! 2w
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1. This is my first #readathon #24b4Monday I am not expecting any crazy results, but I‘m going to try to reach 24 hour mark!
2. Set TBR
3. Wine, popcorn is my weakness!
4. Night owl! Love my quite midnights & cuddles reading with my furrbaby
5. Tips would be appreciated! 💜
6. The Institute, The Testaments, & lots of textbooks for my exams next week😭
7. Physical

#Scarathon #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!! First readathon!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4w
jb72 Glad to have you aboard! Best tip - is have FUN! 🎃 4w
Alora Thank you so much!! @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 4w
Andrew65 Plenty of us on here are night owls. Good luck with the Readathon. 🤗😊👍 4w
Alora @Andrew65 Awesome! Thank you so much! 4w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hands down one of my favourite books this year!

I love how it reflects on my favourite band‘s love story - Fleetwood Mac.
I also love the style of the book and how it was written like an oral history.
This was very unique and gave the book such a different feel!

Also, can we just talk about that kit kat caramel filled donut?! 🍩😍🙌🏼

#bookreview #botm #scarathlon #october #fallisbooked #TeamStoker

xicanti That donut sounds amazing. 1mo
overtheedge That donut looks amazing!! 1mo
Alora @overtheedge @xicanti I just ate it...it was soooo good! 😍🍩 1mo
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jillrhudy I also loved this book 1mo
marleed And let‘s acknowledge that Alora rhymes with Aurora!! :) 1mo
Alora @marleed Right?! My thoughts exactly!!😍 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎉 1mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy ☕️📚📚📚☕️ 1mo
Alora Thank you so much!! @Eggs @Readswithcoffee 🥰 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 4w
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Just sent out my first #LitsyLove 💜
So excited to hopefully brighten someone‘s day!
I am loving Litsy so far and so glad to have found this amazing group!

Enjoy my lovely Littens! 🥰💜📖

#penpals #litsyswaps #bookish #october #fallisbooked

JoyBlue Welcome! 💙 1mo
Alora @JoyBlue Hello! Thank you so much 🥰 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! This is an awesome group 💗💗 so happy you joined us!! 1mo
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Wonder | Raquel J. Palacio
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Send help! I might be in trouble 😭
I just discovered a used book store right around the corner from my house! 😍👌🏽📖

All hardcovers were on sale for $2!
So I grabbed a few books that I‘ve had on my #tbr list!

VERY excited about Wonder. I absolutely adored the movie.

#Scarathon #TeamStoker #BookHaul #Fallisbooked #24B4Monday #October #Halloween #Scarathlon

Elesa Where is the bookstore at 1mo
Alora @Elesa PB Books! On Tecumseh Road near Central! All hardcover fiction books are $2 for October. Lots of selection. 1mo
ShelfRighteous It's a heart warming book. At such times I don't regret reading middle grade books😬 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Love my new bookmark! 😍 🌵

Who else likes to collect bookmarks?! 📖 🔖

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #Bookmark #fallisbooked #halloween #october

TrishB Loads of them! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yup, I have a box full of them. I can never have enough!👍🏽 1mo
UwannaPublishme The funnier, the better! 😁👍🏻 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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LOVING The Institute so far!! I cannot put it down 😱😍📖

Who else likes to read with music on in the background?!
I like to pick music that suits the genre I‘m #currentlyreading ...

So in the spirit of #Halloween #October and #scarathlon I have some spooky music on in the background!
It goes quite well with the plot 😂👌🏽

#Spooktober #TeamStoker #ChillingPhotoChallenge #fallisbooked #screamathon #24B4Monday

DaveGreen7777 I love how you have a reading soundtrack for this book! 😀 I sometimes play symphonic metal when reading fantasy novels (Nightwish, Epica, and Within Temptation all go really well with a lot of my books!) 🤘🎸🎤🎶 1mo
Alora @DaveGreen7777 Haha yesss! That sounds so awesome! 😍 I‘ll have to check them out! (edited) 1mo
Linsy Love the background!! 🎃 1mo
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I might be freaking out a little right now! All 4 covers of my favourite series - The Hunger Games!

The prequel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” comes out May 19, 2020!

Set 64 years before the original novel, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will focus on the events around the 10th annual Hunger Games

🎶🕊🐍

#scarathlon #spookathon #spooktober #hungergames #botm #teamstoker #lmpbc #fallisbooked #halloween #october

Trashcanman 👋 1mo
CaliforniaCay Welcome to litsy! 1mo
Alora Hey! @Trashcanman @CaliforniaCay Thank you so much! 🥰😀 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Starting this one tonight! This will be my FIRST King Novel which I am embarrassed to admit 🤦🏽‍♀️

I have heard so many good things about it. The cover alone is so beautiful!
The plot is definitely my kind of story!
Usually I have a hard time finding plots that I fall in love with at first glance
This one caught my eye right away! 😱📖👌🏽

#scarathlon #teamstoker #fallisbooked #chillingphotochallenge #scarathon #LMPBC #screamathon #24B4Monday

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
Alora @CoffeeNBooks Thank you so much! 🥰📖 1mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope this is a great read for you, Alora! 😊 1mo
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Alora @DaveGreen7777 Thank you Dave! Loving it so far! 😍 1mo
Areader2 I have only read one of his books years ago Thinner,I want to try another one and haven‘t yet. Enjoy! 1mo
MaGoose Don't feel bad, I've not read anything of Stephen King, either. I guess I'm not a big horror genre fan. 😏 Welcome to Litsy.
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Alora Thank you so much @Areader2 and @MaGoose! 1mo
jillrhudy I read Carrie a hundred thousand years ago, read “The Stand“ because it's my husband's favorite and stayed up until 3 a.m. to finish, and have read some of King's short fiction and that's honestly it for me. But I felt that the description of this book was uniquely appealing and might still read it! Even though I am a wimp. 1mo
Alora @jillrhudy I‘m just over 100 pages in and loving it! Makes me excited to read more of his books. It‘s not “scary” yet really, but very intriguing! Very unique....creepy. Definitely going to read The Shining and Doctor Sleep. I‘ve seen a lot of the movies, and I have a weird pet peeve that I don‘t really like reading a book if I‘ve already seen the movie. I know books are way better...but it just seems like I‘m reading a story I already know. 1mo
JoyBlue I read The Shining as a teen and refused to read any more of his books for a long time. But, somehow, someone convinced me to read Joyland, and someone else suggested The Eyes of the Dragon, and then I chose to read The Institute, and I gave each of those ⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (which is unusual for me—I'm pretty stingy with stars!). So, now I'm a selective Stephen King fan. 😉 1mo
Alora @JoyBlue “Selective” Haha! I love that! The Shining is on my tbr! I‘ve never heard of the others that you mentioned. 1mo
JoyBlue @Alora I highly recommend them! I'm a scaredy cat, so straight-up horror isn't really in my wheelhouse. I do, however, read a lot of murder mysteries and thrillers. Not sure how I handle those. I'm an enigma, I guess. 😂 1mo
Linsy I really like that cover 4w
Alora @Linsy I know! It‘s so pretty 😍 4w
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The One | John Marrs
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Loved this plot & how each chapter is a new character!

I was pretty shocked at the end. It took a slight turn that I was not quite expecting. I caught myself gasping out loud in suspense!

I would definitely recommend this book, especially with online dating being so prevalent in today‘s society. It was a page turner!

#scarathlon #spooktober #teamstoker #fallisbooked #catsoflitsy #october #botm #chillingphotochallenge #lmpbc

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡📚🍁 1mo
Alora Now that I figured out how to hide spoilers in the comments...Can we talk about that 30th kill?!?! How ironic. 1mo
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The One | John Marrs
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Day 1 of #spookathon !
Here is my highly anticipated but doubtful #tbr pile of #spooky reads for this challenge!
I am #currentlyreading The One by John Marrs
Up Next: The Institute by Stephen King 😍📖

#October #fallisbooked #scarathlon #october #halloween #thriller #teamstoker #bookblog #chillingphotochallenge

Liatrek I really liked The One. Can‘t wait to read more of his books. 1mo
Alora @Liatrek I am really enjoying it so far! 1mo
Andrew65 Some great choices Love all Lisa Jewell books. 1mo
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Alora @Andrew65 Awesome, thank you!! It‘ll be my first read by her. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A new Canadian Litten! Welcome to Litsy. 👻📚👻 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
Alora @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Haha yes! Thank you! Ontario, Canada! 🇨🇦 Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃🧡 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍂📚🧡 1mo
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The One | John Marrs
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NomiReads I‘ve never been able to find bubble baths relaxing- not sure why! I like to read on the couch or in bed mostly, but today I spent a good chunk of time reading on the front porch with a blanket and slippers + my dog. It was 11 degrees but sunny, and very cozy! 1mo
Alora @NomiReads Ouhh that sounds awesome! I also love reading outside! The bath I just struggle to keep my book from getting wet 😂 However I do enjoy it :) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This looks awesome!! 🛀 1mo
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Elesa How do you keep the book dry 1mo
Alora @Elesa I stay very still 😂 It‘s a challenge sometimes but I just don‘t move lol. 1mo
Eggs Just about anywhere!! Welcome to Litsy 🎉👏🏻 1mo
Alora @Eggs Thank you so much! I wish I could read in the car! That‘s about the only place I can‘t. 1mo
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The One | John Marrs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 1mo
Alora @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hi! Thank you so much! 🥰📖 1mo
jillrhudy You're very welcome! 🍿 Have some popcorn. I'm on a desktop and can't find the flower emoji! 1mo
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The One | John Marrs
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I am thankful for this long weekend to catch up on some readings! I am currently reading The One by John Marrs and I am loving it! It has kept me up late into the night! I love how each chapter is a different character. It keeps you waiting in suspense for that character again. #TheOne #JohnMarrs

#bookblog #shelfie #alwaysreading #bookaholic #litsyreads #goodreads #scarathlon #fallisbooked #october #spooktober #halloween #fall

DaveGreen7777 Welcome to Litsy, Alora! 👋 This is such a friendly community, I hope you enjoy your time here! 😊📚 1mo
Alora @DaveGreen7777 Thank you so much! I just discovered Litsy! I am LOVING it! 😍📖 1mo
Andrew65 Welcome 🤗 1mo
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Alora @Andrew65 Thank you!! 😃 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 1mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1w
Alora @Nute Awe, thank you so much! I am loving it so far. I‘ve met so many amazing Littens so far! 🥰 1w
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