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AmberWB

AmberWB

Joined January 2018

Just one more chapter.....
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Bailedbailed

I gave it about 100 pages. For me- the female characters were too one dimensional and way too eager to please the men in their lives.

Sills Good to know🤔 1d
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Pickpick

Well, I‘m kind of embarrassed that it took me this long to read any Augusten Burroughs. I now want to read everything he has written. 😁😁 *Side note—trying to explain the cover to my 6 and 8 year olds was interesting.....

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Santa's Lazy Gnome | Julie DeForest
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We are not Elf on the Shelf people. The idea of having an Elf just stressed me out. I didn‘t think my kids even had any interest....until my daughter started wanting one a few weeks ago. This is our compromise- Santa‘s Lazy Gnome. He still watches and reports to Santa, but he is lazy—-so he never moves. 😁😁 My kids love it. Available on Etsy. 😊

Karisa 🤣 4d
Q84 🤣 my kind of elf on the self too 4d
Cortg Brilliant!
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shellleigh33 That is so up my alley 😂 4d
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The Mistletoe Matchmaker | Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Finally started my Christmas reading! This one is definitely a slow burn of a read, and I admit, there are a few story lines that weren‘t really wrapped up. However, I did like how the book tied a lot of loose ends together at the conclusion. I enjoyed reading about the town of Lissbeg and its cast of characters.

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Black Friday | Alex Kava
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Our library system recently opened a branch at our local mall. This is the display they have up today. Love it.

BookNAround Very creative! 1w
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Pickpick

This book was interesting. Overall- I liked it. The setting of London during WWII has always intrigued me- I just can‘t imagine living that way. But at times, I felt like there were too many things happening in this story- too many story lines. But, in the end, I‘m glad I read it.

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Thanksgiving | Ellen Cooney
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Turkey Trot time! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Soubhiville Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I love your leggings! 2w
Sace Oooo! Pumpkin pie! 2w
ljuliel Cool outfit ! Happy Turkey Day. 2w
AmberWB @Soubhiville 😄 I discovered about .5 miles in that they are not runner friendly! I was very afraid I was going to give someone behind me quite the show! 😂 2w
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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I am going to go with Thanksgiving dessert—upside down apple pie 😋

Probably any of the Jenny Colgan Christmas books.

My family, my “tribes” of strong women, and all of you!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Oh I like that-tribes!! Thanks for playing ❤️📚👏🏻 2w
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Chores | Stephen Cosgrove
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Trying to catch up on laundry, cleaning, etc, but rewarding myself every so often with a few minutes of reading. 😊

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Thanksgiving | Ellen Cooney
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1. To read as much as possible!
2. We always watch the Macy‘s parade and wear comfy clothes all day. No dressing up here. 😊

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Sounds like a lovely day! Happy Thanksgiving! 2w
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Pickpick

Wow. I usually hesitate with books that are written in verse, but this was AMAZING. My heart broke and burst with Xiomara as I read. Excellent.

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Maggy Garrisson | Lewis Trondheim
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This was on an end cap the last time I was at the library and looked intriguing. A graphic novel set in London, follows Maggy who has been unemployed for 2 years. She lands a job with a private eye and promptly finds herself in the gray areas of right and wrong.

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#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This book was crazy. And as much as I enjoyed it—-I couldn‘t help but think that it isn‘t too much of a stretch to think that this could eventually happen....

LibrarianRyan I know!. Do you plan on reading the sequel? 2w
AmberWB @LibrarianRyan Yep! I scored an ARC at the ALA conference this summer! 🙂 2w
LibrarianRyan @AmberWB I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 2w
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Current situation. I took the last day before Thanksgiving break off. I submitted my grad project last night- no more class until January. I can FINALLY get back to reading!!!
#teachersoflitsy

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Will and Whit | Laura Lee Gulledge
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I enjoyed the first two thirds of this, but it was the last third that packed a real emotional punch. I don‘t think a graphic novel has ever led me to tears until this one. It was a sweet story.

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Did I just do some impromptu Christmas shopping in order to get a free pair of these socks?

Yes. Yes I did.

Karisa I think most here at Litsy will support this decision! Any excuse for a new book is a good excuse! 🤷‍♀️😂 3w
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😊 😊 😊 😊

BookDragonNotWorm Priceless 😂 4w
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The Baker's Secret: A Novel | Stephen P. Kiernan
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#foodonthecover #keeplitsyactive

@ljuliel

Currently on my TBR piles 😊

ljuliel Thanks ! (edited) 1mo
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1. The people, and constantly finding new books I want to read!
2. Readathons
3. 🤔🤔
4. I definitely have peaks and valleys with my posts, but at minimum I probably average once per week.
5. I ❤️ swaps! I also enjoy questionnaires- it‘s fun to learn about everyone else. Read alongs are cool, I just never have time to join. Not into the readathons.
6. The ability to look up a book and see what Littens have it on their TBR.

@ljuliel

ljuliel Thanks for your input , it‘s interesting to see what people have the most interest in. Everyone likes Litsy for the people, so that part , everyone agrees on. 😊 1mo
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New Orleans is one of my favorite places in the world. I had visited a few times prior to Katrina. So when the storm and the levees broke, so did my heart. The school I had been teaching at took a group of kids down a year later to help rebuild in Mississippi, and spent a day in New Orleans. This book contains essays by Chris Rose that were published in the N.O. Times Picayune the year or so after Katrina. Reading this and viewing 👇👇👇

AmberWB When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee, really illustrates the full horror of the storm and failures of government from the top down. (edited) 1mo
ljuliel That‘s a good one to mention, as it‘s been recent enough that everyone remembers it happening. I‘d think if you were already familiar with the state , then went to help, it‘d hit home a lot harder. 1mo
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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1. Trivial Pursuit
2. Scotland- been there once, only for 2 days, 25 years ago
3. I don‘t really set goals for myself- as long as I am always reading and trying new books!
4. Dark Tower series
5. What is your favorite snack to eat while reading?
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

KarenUK Dairy milk chocolate 1mo
Mandoul Chocolate covered coffee beans for me 1mo
hes7 Currently, big sourdough pretzels. 1mo
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Dolly Harvest Snaps 1mo
JessClark78 Dark chocolate 1mo
Nessavamusic Almonds or cashews 1mo
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I went into this one expecting another basic rom com (nothing against those- I love them. 😊). But this was more than that- there were surprises that I didn‘t see coming and a few places that left me teary. I am sleepy today because I stayed up too late last night to finish it!

MayJasper Sounds good 1mo
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I came here to pick up TWO books I had on hold.....
🙄🙄😁😁

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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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This book was so delightfully creepy and unique. The format flipped from journal entries to graphic novel, paralleling the experiences of two lonely girls over the course of 30 years. I was not expecting the ending, but it was perfect. Highly recommend.

StayCurious Cool Pic! 1mo
Sace Yes, very cool pic. 1mo
JoScho Great photo Amber 🖤 1mo
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Bailedbailed

Another one that I couldn‘t stick with. The story was intriguing, but I found the narrator grating.

Sace I'm glad I didn't listen. I read it and could not put it dowm 1mo
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The House | Christina Lauren
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Bailedbailed

I made it about 20 pages and had to bail. Too much Twilight-esque angst for me. (Nothing against Twilight—I read it back in the day. 😉)

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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This is not the type of book I would normally choose for myself, but I quite liked it. It was creepy but not necessarily nightmare material. Perfect Halloween reading.

Sace This picture is great! 1mo
AmberWB @Sace Thanks! Trying to get a few more uses from our Halloween decorations before moving on to Thanksgiving 😁 1mo
tracey38 Perfect picture for the book! 1mo
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Dear Sweet Pea | Julie Murphy
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I somehow did not realize until I started reading that this was the same Julie Murphy that wrote Dumplin‘ and Puddin‘. I loved both of those books so it is no surprise that I enjoyed this one as well. While it is a middle grade book, I didn‘t feel like I was reading a book geared for younger readers.

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Completely not book related, but this was my costume today. 😬COMPLETELY worth the $$$ to be able to get 32 16 year olds to crack a smile at 7:15am. My own children don‘t realize that I will also be dressing like this when we go trick or treating. 😁😁😁

Texreader Brilliant!! 1mo
rather_be_reading 🐲haha!! 🐲 1mo
JoScho You are amazing!!! 1mo
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I finally have a moment to post about my awesome #allhallowsread box! @wen4blu everything is perfect!! I‘m so excited for the books, especially Silent Scream. All of the other goodies are perfect. I‘m especially excited to have my own supply of chocolate peanut butter treats that I don‘t have to share with my kids. 😊😊 Thank you again!
And thanks @MaleficentBookDragon for an awesome swap!

wen4blu Hooray! Glad you liked everything! Happy Halloween. 1mo
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Top picture- my #allhallowsread package that was mailed out and will arrive Wednesday. Bottom picture- the package I received yesterday!

@MaleficentBookDragon

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! 🦇🕷🐙🤡👹😈👻🎃🦈 1mo
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The Creeping | Alexandra Sirowy
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This one was totally different than what I was expecting, and it had me guessing until the end. I am not normally one for spooky books or psychological thrillers, but it is Halloween time, so I went with it. Glad I did!

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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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😁😁😁

JoScho Same! 2mo
Sace Yup. 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Yes!!! So true!! 2mo
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Current situation: it is parent conference day. Out of about 190 students I teach, I have TWO parents scheduled for a meeting. It‘s a great opportunity to get some work done, but I am getting distracted by Litsy and deciding what book to read next. 😁

LapReader Are the kids the best ones and the parents don‘t really need to be there? 2mo
AmberWB @lapreader Pretty much!!!
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Giant Days | | John Allison
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Post pumpkin patch trip to our favorite comic book store yielded these purchases. As a 45 year old woman, I usually don‘t buy myself stuffed animals. But, I could not pass up this plush cup of hot chocolate. 😁

LauraJ Cute! 2mo
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This wasn‘t what I had expected but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I have always loved history, but as I get older, I am finding myself more interested in the aftermath of historical events and how people dealt with them. In this case, the focus was the lives of a Vietnamese family after fleeing Vietnam prior to the end of the war. These types of experiences are unfortunately not found in textbooks.

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Halloween | Helen Borten
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Chocolate
Witches
Treat
Halloween Party
Skeletons
Trick or Treat
Hay ride
Funny
Pie!!
Walk alone in a dark forest
Black cats
Pumpkin spice
Neighborhood
🎃 👻 💀

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Giant Days Vol. 10 | John Allison
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Love this series-I have yet to be disappointed. 😊

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Yep, finished this one in less than a day also, right before flying back to Maryland from Indiana. Left this one with my mom, too. 😁 Can‘t wait to see what Happens next with Ollie, Coco and Brian!

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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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I read this in less than a day and immediately gave it to my mom to read. 😊 It was so good! And just the right kind of creepy! I enjoyed it so much that I had to get the 2nd book. Gotta love Amazon 1 day shipping. 🤗

Linsy Love that pumpkin!! 😍👻🎃 2mo
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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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Super early flight this morning ( being at the airport at 3am = no lines at security! 😊). My hold for Small Spaces came in at the library yesterday afternoon, so I should be able to keep myself occupied for awhile!

JoScho Where you going friend? 2mo
AmberWB @JoScho Indiana for my parents‘ 50th anniversary party. 😊 2mo
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This book compiled oral histories of school shooting victims, starting with Santa Fe and working backwards to 1966 and the mass shooting that took place at the University of Texas. The most shocking thing about reading this was realizing how many school shootings have happened that I either don‘t remember or didn‘t even know about. Many of the survivors, regardless of which event, talked about how as soon as they mentioned their connection 👇👇👇

AmberWB To the shooting, people immediately wanted to talk about where THEY were and their memories of the day, which was extremely painful for the survivors. 2mo
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No school today, so I am actually able to leisurely drink my coffee in one of my favorite mugs! ( I ❤️ Hopper 😉)
Happy #Mondaymorningbeverage everyone!
@dariazeoli

dariazeoli Hopper! 👊🏻 2mo
JoScho I heart Hopper too! We are rewatching from the beginning. 2mo
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The Hideaway | Lauren Denton
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As I mentioned before, this is not a must read or mind blowing, but it was an enjoyable read that kept me engaged. I do like Lauren Denton‘s books.

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The Hideaway | Lauren Denton
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This book is enjoyable, but isn‘t blowing me away or anything. However I WAS pretty excited for the Eddie Vedder reference. 😁😁

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My anxiety has really bad over the past few months, and I began talking to my 2 sisters-in-law about it. I found out that we are in the same situation, at varying levels, which stinks but is also comforting in a way. When I got home yesterday, I had 2 packages waiting for me- a book from each sister-in-law that they found helpful. Books always make things better. 😊❤️

JacqMac Awww... it feels good when someone else gets it. I hope the books help you feel better. 2mo
Jas16 💜 2mo
JoScho Sending you love ❤️ 2mo
AmberWB @JacqMac @Jas16 @JoScho Thanks ladies! ❤️😘 2mo
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😁😁😉

JoScho I follow this artist on Instagram. He is so creative. I haven‘t seen this one but I love it! 2mo
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YES!!! This book—-wow. It was dark and quirky and powerful. The last chapter made me want to run around yelling “Smash the patriarchy!!” ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻

Megabooks Loved this book! 2mo
AmberWB @Megabooks I want that last paragraph on a t shirt!!! 2mo
JoScho Love this 🙌🏼 2mo
gibblr Umm hello I need this in my life 2mo
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Bookmark | G. L. Tomas
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I‘m somewhere on the “good” spectrum. 😁😁

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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JoScho 🖤🎃🖤🎃🖤 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yay!!!🦇🕷🐙🤡👹😈👻🎃🦈 3mo
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