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Amiable

Joined May 2016

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." --C.S. Lewis / A reader and tea lover in southeastern Connecticut
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Rhode Island | Michael Burgan
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Kingston Hill Books, Kingston, Rhode Island (near the campus of URI).
And my husband. 🙂

Leftcoastzen Awesome!Looks like a nice store! 21h
LeahBergen Ooo, that looks fun! 21h
Amiable @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen It was cute! Not super big —it shares space with an antiques shop. (edited) 21h
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My current mood. 📚📚🤫

Sace That's my mood 99% of the time! 1d
LeahBergen @Sace Ditto! 21h
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The Good Lord Bird | James McBride
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Rollicking tale of Henry (a.k.a. "Onion), a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown‘s antislavery crusade — and who must pass as a girl to survive the attack on Harper's Ferry. Written in a first-person narrative from Henry's point of view, the dialogue and the language are first-rate. A wonderful mixture of history and imagination, I was amused, entertained and educated.

Ruthiella Loved this one too!😍 21h
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The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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Wonderful tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. I can't believe I haven't read this classic until now. Looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.

Tamra This is a favorite of mine! 😁 2d
Amiable @Tamra It‘s wonderful! 1d
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Couch, cat, slippers, book. I‘ve been waiting all day for this. 🥰

Sace This picture brings me a peaceful feeling. 3d
LauraJ Me too. Counting down the minutes before work is done... 3d
Leftcoastzen Yay! 3d
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As the mother of a Marine, this paragraph broke my heart. THIS is how the South treated black soldiers coming home after serving their country in war?

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The horrific racism and violence in this book is making me sick to my stomach. What a shameful chapter in our nation‘s history.

Addison_Reads I want to read this, but I know it's going to be tough to read. I'll have to make sure I have a lot of light reads before I attempt it. 4d
Amiable @Addison_Reads I had to stop after 100 pages and pick up a light fiction read before I could start it again. 4d
MallenNC I have this to read and this is what has kept me from starting. I agree with you both about mixing in lighter reads. 4d
Reviewsbylola I have this on my TBR. 4d
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Garrett M. Graff, author of “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11,” speaking at RJ Julia‘s in Madison, CT.

Crazeedi I have that book, heard him on a show, and immediately bought the book. It is riveting 6d
Amiable @Crazeedi I read it a few weeks ago, and I had trouble sleeping for several nights. It was so visceral—I felt like I was living it all over again. 6d
Crazeedi @Amiable exactly my response 6d
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Amiable @mrozzz , I think I spotted you in the front row...? I was in the back! 6d
mrozzz Oh hey that was me!! What a great event 6d
Amiable @mrozzz It was! He was a fantastic speaker. I thought it was you—I wanted to go say hi but I was with a friend and she had to leave right after it was over. (edited) 5d
mrozzz Next time!! ☺️ 4d
mrozzz Cool! That‘s on my maybe list. 4d
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congratulations to @RestlessFickleBookHoarder on your milestone! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your #giveawaykerfuffle. Here‘s my entry: “flummadiddle.” It was a close race with “codswallop.”

Sace I think I'm in love with this word! ❤️ 7d
Amiable @RestlessFickleBookHoarder It‘s a good one! 6d
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Lazy Saturday morning with a book, tea, fleecy robe and slippers. Cat apparently not included.

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“Gun violence prevention advocates don‘t want to take away guns. We just don‘t want your guns to take away our lives or the lives of our children.”

^ THIS.

britt_brooke Exactly! 👏🏻 2d
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Cushing/Whitney Library at the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. It possesses an internationally important collection of early and rare books, manuscripts, and other materials related to the history of medicine. Among its treasures are numerous rare medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
A quiet refuge when I‘m having a hectic day (week ... month...) at work. 🥰

Shemac77 Oooooh!! That‘s beautiful. 2w
Leftcoastzen Gorgeous! 2w
LeahBergen Wow. 😍😍 2w
Princess-Kingofkings Majestic 📜 2w
batsy A beautiful space 😍 2w
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A book about the search for America‘s first serial killer is an appropriately creepy read for October, right?

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Tea Lover's Treasury | James Norwood Pratt
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For @dariazeoli
My #mondaymorningbeverage is the same as my Tuesday-Sunday morning beverages: A hot steaming cup of black tea. (Or 2. Or maybe 5. A girl‘s gotta have a few vices to keep life interesting. 🤷🏻‍♀️)

dariazeoli Agreed! ☕️ 2w
LeahBergen Awesome! 2w
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Only Child | Rhiannon Navin
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Two loads of laundry: ✔️
Grocery shopping for the week: ✔️
Painted trim in the hallway: ✔️
Cleaned the bathrooms: ✔️

Now it‘s “Me Time.” Ahhhh....

Tanisha_A That amazing feeling! 2w
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Well-written memoir/musings about the death industry. The author manages to cover the topic in a way that is equal parts contemplative, informative, respectful and even humorous. I‘ll be looking for more of her work.

britt_brooke Loved this one! 2w
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One Train | Kenneth Koch
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When it‘s just you and your book, alone on a train ...

Tanisha_A Peace! 2w
Amiable @Tanisha_A The best kind of train ride! Way better than when I have to listen to all the people who are watching videos in their phones without headphones. 😖 2w
Tanisha_A @Amiable Oh gosh! I hear you. Today i had to to take a train ride too, 4 hours of reading time, but this woman behind me kept talking. 😡 2w
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Tanisha_A And that too, pretty loud. 2w
Amiable @Tanisha_A I hate when people talk loudly on their cell phones, too. What makes then think the rest of us want to hear their conversations? They‘re never all that interesting. 😀🙄 2w
BarbaraBB @Amiable @Tanisha_A I am always wearing AirPods without listening to anything. Just to block outside noises and to keep people from talking to me... 2w
Amiable @BarbaraBB Good idea! 2w
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My porn-star name would be Candy Pool. Which isn‘t bad, but it doesn‘t hold a candle to Superfly Punalei. 😀

pigeonsandcrows Mine would be Tari Catalpa... also no career in pornography in the cards for me, but I may start using it as an alias regardless. 3w
wanderinglynn Oh no. Mine would be Tippy Flat Gap. It just doesn‘t work at all. 😂 3w
Amiable @wanderinglynn That is a GLORIOUS name! 😆 3w
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Amiable @pigeonsandcrows I always wanted to use the name “Trixie” as an alias! 😀 3w
Melismatic Mine‘s Huey Walker, which sounds more like a rich guy than a pornstar lol 3w
Amiable @Melismatic Huey would be the James Spader character of the porn movie! 😀 3w
LauraJ Mine would be Aunt Bea Jay. Yup. I missed my calling. 3w
rwmg Timmy Rowan. I suppose it could have worked if I'd realised it was a career opportunity 40 years ago. 3w
LeahBergen Gigi Doverview. 😳 3w
LeahBergen @LauraJ 😂😂 3w
BookwormM Snap South here 🤣🤣 2w
Amiable @LauraJ I‘m trying to imagine THAT movie! 😀 (edited) 2w
Amiable @rwmg I think I actually knew a Timmy Rowan once! 😄 2w
Amiable @BookwormM Fabulous! 😀 2w
Amiable @LeahBergen That name sounds like the star of a posh English porn movie. Like “Downton Abbey” meets “Debbie Does Dallas.” 😆 2w
kathedron ? Tigger Hyde, here! Very "bouncy" and distinctly sinister. Sounds rather niche, doesn't it? 2w
Amiable @kathedron It does, it does! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😀 2w
Nerdfins Omg I‘m rereading this right now! And my name would be Butterscotch Pietro. 🤔 2w
MicheleinPhilly Patches Pennsylvania. 🤐 2w
Amiable @Nerdfins That sounds like the star of an avant-garde foreign porn film. 😀 2w
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly I‘m not even sure where to go with that one. 🧐 2w
Redwritinghood Well, my first name would be Velvet, which is a great start, but then my last name would be Route 40. 😕 2w
Redwritinghood @LauraJ Perfect! 😂😂 2w
Amiable @Redwritinghood It would be memorable, at least! 😀 2w
LauraJ @Amiable of course the Andy Griffith Show theme would be playing in the background. 2w
Amiable @LauraJ That is EXACTLY where my mind went. 😄 2w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Meh. The characters were bland and their romance was even less interesting. This reads more like a Hollywood thriller—all action, less concern with a solid plot. Thank goodness it was a fairly quick read or else I wouldn‘t have made it to the end.

j9brown I felt the same, it was like reading a movie! I found it entertaining, but didn't get anything deeper out of it. 2w
Amiable @j9brown I wanted to love it because I really enjoyed “Dark Matter,” but this one ... not so much. 2w
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Well, if that doesn‘t hook you into a book then I don‘t know what will. 😳

Ruthiella Yes that is a good opening line. I thought this book was pretty good though a little more memoir and less death industry than I would have liked/expected. 3w
Amiable @Ruthiella I would agree with you there. About halfway through now. 3w
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Someone's Watching | Andrew Neiderman
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“I'm just an average man, with an average life
I work from 9 to 5; hey hell, I pay the price!
All I want is to be left alone in my average home
But why do I always feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone,
I always feel like somebody's watching me
And I have no privacy...”

#catsoflitsy

Ruthiella 😂😂😂🙀 3w
batsy 😆😆 3w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Is anyone else struggling with this? I loved the author‘s previous novel and was looking forward to reading this one. But I‘m finding that every time I put it down I‘m not in any hurry to pick it back up again. I‘m more than 100 pages in and will certainly finish it, but it‘s definitely not the reading experience I expected.

Cinfhen I didn‘t like this one...I skimmed 2/3 of it. 3w
jillrhudy I tried to get into it three times! 3w
Amiable @Cinfhen @jillrhudy Not only is it confusing, but I don‘t really care about any of the characters! So it‘s a bit of a slog. 3w
jillrhudy @Amiable And Dark Matter grabbed me on page one! I don't know what it is. 3w
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When you have a reputation in your office for being “The Reader” and your colleagues leave books on your desk that they think you might like. 😀📚👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

wanderinglynn That‘s so awesome! What great coworkers! 3w
Suet624 That‘s wonderful. 3w
Scochrane26 I‘m not sure I‘ve ever had a job where coworkers understand my love of reading. 3w
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Ruthiella Sweet!😀 3w
Amiable @Scochrane26 The best part is that they don‘t expect me to read it and report back to them. You know how you usually feel obligated to read a book someone gives you? They just leave it in my desk and say “enjoy! Or not.” 😀 3w
Amiable @wanderinglynn @Suet624 @Ruthiella I know! They are awesome. I‘m very lucky. 3w
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This details the 24-hour period of 9/11/01, told entirely through the voices of Americans who lived through or witnessed the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville. I couldn‘t put it down, although I felt like I was living through it all over again. All of the emotions of that day came rushing back. I‘ve even had trouble sleeping for the past few nights. The narrative is that visceral.

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That is a stark and sobering statement of fact. 😕

Soubhiville Wow that‘s intense. 3w
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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A month later, I am finally done reading this 818-page tome. Even the cat has collapsed in astonishment and relief.

#catsoflitsy

Ruthiella 😂😻 3w
Tamra Funny! 3w
LauraJ The mouse looks knocked out too! 3w
batsy Lol! 3w
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This passage hits me like a punch in the heart because my husband is a firefighter. And this is exactly what firefighters do: they walk directly into danger while the rest of us are running in the opposite direction. And for 343 of those firefighters 9/11/01 was indeed their last day on earth. 😢

CarolynM Wow. I have no words. I can't imagine how that passage must feel to you. 3w
Amiable @CarolynM I usually try not to think about the dangers of his job when he‘s at work (like he is right now, in fact). But this book is a huge emotional trigger—for all sorts of reasons. 3w
LeahBergen Ooph. ☹️☹️ 3w
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mcipher That‘s huge. And so brave and selfless and wonderful. Your husband must be an amazing guy (but I bet sometimes you wish he was a an accountant!) 3w
Amiable @mcipher My husband used to be an engineer who was a volunteer firefighter at night and on weekends. After 9/11 he decide to attend the fire academy and become a full-time career firefighter, which he‘s been for more than 16 years now. So 9/11 actually changed the trajectory of his career. 3w
mcipher Oh wow! So this book has got to be incredibly powerful for you. That‘s amazing! 3w
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Sitting here in the waiting room for a doctor‘s appointment and I just started this book. And I immediately began to cry.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I want to read it...and yet I know it will be tough. 3w
marleed Yea, I might need to read that one at home with a box of Kleenex nearby. 3w
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A cool, crisp morning. A cup of hot black tea. An hour-long train commute to work. And ... a book about how to spot psychopaths. Let‘s get this day started ... 😬

Chelsea.Poole Sounds perfect to me! 😊 4w
Amiable @Chelsea.Poole Right? Although I‘ve already “spotted” several psychopaths in my workplace, so that‘s bound to be fun. 😳 4w
Clare-Dragonfly 🙌🏻 4w
Leftcoastzen Hope there is not one sitting next to you. 4w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. 17 as of right now. Favorite so far was Turkey.

2. I‘ve lived my entire life within 10 miles of the coast —I can‘t imagine anything else! 🙂

3. Latvia. My dad‘s great-grandparents came from there to America.

4. I have an obsession with reading books set in India, even though I‘ve never been and have no plans to go there.

@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

AlaMich Re: #3...me too. I grew up and went to college about that distance from the Pacific, and for the last 28 years I‘ve lived in Chicago, on Lake Michigan. Which is so big it might as well be an ocean. 4w
Amiable @AlaMich My husband is from Arlington Heights, north of Chicago. His dad lives downtown now, in River West near the Merchandise Mart. I love Chicago—and Lake Michigan! (edited) 4w
JenReadsAlot I really want to get to Turkey! 4w
Eggs Great traveler! 4w
myellenbee Got to go to Turkey this year. It was amazing! 4w
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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 7

7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@jdiehr , would you like to play?

jdiehr Sure! 4w
Ruthiella I did not read this as a kid but I remember it from the class library. Seeing the cover makes me nostalgic.😀 4w
Amiable @Ruthiella Oh, I loved it so much as a kid. And I loved it just as much when I read it to my boys when they were kids! 🥰 4w
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Amiable @jdiehr Yay! 👍🏼 4w
Tex2Flo I still have my copy from high school. 4w
Amiable @Tex2Flo It‘s so good, right? 4w
Tex2Flo @Amiable absolutely one of my all-time favorites. 4w
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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We moved into this house about 8 months ago. My husband had the idea to take the eaves space on the landing at the top of the stairs and build bookshelves into it. I love the way it looks —and now I need to go buy more books! 😀👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

LiteraryinLititz What a great use of space! 4w
mcctrish What a great idea and YES to more books 4w
SheilaChew ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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Ruthiella Love it! I am sure you will have it filled up in no time!😀 4w
Amiable @LiteraryinLititz @mcctrish @SheilaChew @Ruthiella Yay to more books! 👍🏼👍🏼💃🏻📚 4w
tjwill Beautiful! 4w
AlaMich But what about the little door? (edited) 4w
Tamra Terrific use of space! 4w
Amiable @AlaMich The little door went into a small crawl space that wasn‘t useable for much more than storing suitcases when we aren‘t traveling. This makes the space more functional. Plus .. I get to buy more books! 😀 4w
Amiable @tjwill @Tamra Thanks! I think so, too! 4w
LeahBergen Wonderful! 4w
marleed This is such a great idea! 3w
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Literally sat in my car outside my doctor‘s office until I finished this book. Loved it — it‘s funny and sad and clever and engaging, all at the same time. It‘s just filled with so much heart.

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Far From the Tree | Solomon, Andrew
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 6

7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@LapReader , would you like to play?

AmyG An amazing book. I am such a fan of Andrew Solomon. 4w
Amiable @AmyG It really was —for such a hefty book, the pages just flew by. I was mesmerized. 4w
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 5

7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@Ash.on.the.line would you like to play?

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The Jungle | Upton Sinclair
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
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7 covers you love, one a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@Tamra , would you like to play?

Tamra Thank you! If my books weren‘t STILL packed in boxes I would. It‘s now looking like maybe next spring/summer maybe we‘ll get the room done. 😏 1mo
Amiable @Tamra Yikes! Are you surviving with library books? 1mo
Tamra @Amiable my TBR books are housed in what was supposed to be a shoe closet. Who needs shoes when you have books? 🤷🏾‍♀️ 1mo
Amiable @Tamra OMG, that is so funny —we had a contractor here last week to build some bookshelves into unused eaves space on the 2nd-floor landing. He saw my numerous other bookshelves and asked my husband how many more I needed. My husband, bless his heart, told the guy, “hey, she doesn‘t buy shoes, so this is just what she collects instead.” 😀 (edited) 1mo
Tamra @Amiable hilarious! But so so true. 😁 1mo
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The Spectator Bird | Wallace Stegner
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Yes!! This is exactly what it feels like when you are surprised by the old person looking back at you in the mirror.

LauraJ I‘m right there! 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😂 I love this 1mo
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Even though I‘m already in the middle of reading these books (on the left), I dropped everything and ran to the library to pick up those books (on the right). Because when a library hold calls, one must answer. 😀😬

LeahBergen Of course! 😄 1mo
Amiable @LeahBergen It‘s actually a miracle I ever finish any book, since I get distracted by the shiny new library books over there! 😀😬 1mo
marleed Of course you must! I think #BFCr3 solidified my effort to read one personal physical TBR for every shiny library hold. I‘m interested to see if I can keep it up while on a BFC break @wanderinglynn 1mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 3

7 covers you love, one each day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@megzlynn , would you like to play?

batsy Nice one! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is a cute cover compared to the other one. 1mo
Amiable @erzascarletbookgasm Which one are you referring to? I‘ve seen two other covers besides this one. My copy is a hardcover edition. What does the paperback look like? 1mo
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Amiable @erzascarletbookgasm Now, that‘s another cover version I like. I‘ve also seen one that is blue and white and shows a drawing of a building. 1mo
megzlynn I would. Thanks for the tag! 💕 1mo
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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@mom2bugnbee Amy, look what finally surfaced? The first package I sent you for the #bookmarkswap! It just came back into my mailbox! Isn‘t that bizarre? 🤷🏻‍♀️

@LibrarianRyan

mom2bugnbee WHAT IN THE WORLD?!? I know that you had my address correct because the second one came! 🙄 1mo
Amiable @mom2bugnbee I know! I have no idea what the postal service was doing. 1mo
LapReader That happened to me too. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah. It was found. 1mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Day 2

7 covers you love for 7 days, no explanations. Tag a different Litten each day.

@marleed , would you like to play?

Lcsmcat Beautiful! 1mo
marleed Oh fun! I‘m not home today but I will start this weekend! 1mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Post 7 covers you love, one each day.

Day 1

I tag @mcipher

TheSpineView 💕 1mo
mcipher Awww, thanks! Now to go stare at my shelves... 😆 1mo
Amiable @mcipher I know, right? 😀 It took me longer than it really should have! I was trying to find books that haven‘t been shared yet ... 1mo
LeahBergen Aslan! 1mo
Amiable @LeahBergen Isn‘t he gorgeous on this cover? 1mo
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While eating my lunch at work ...
Coworker: “Why are you reading on an iPad if you have a book?”
Me: “Because one is nonfiction and one is fiction, and I‘m reading both. And I don‘t know which one I‘ll feel like reading until I‘m actually sitting down to read.”
Coworker (walking away with raised eyebrows and a look on her face that screams “What a weirdo...”)
Me (thinking, “you just don‘t get it...”) 🙄

MicheleinPhilly Yep! Every time we see the episode of Gilmore Girls where Rory has about 8 different types of books in her backpack my wife looks at me like 😒. 1mo
xicanti It sounds like your coworker‘s the weirdo. 1mo
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly @xicanti To nonreaders, we readers are an alien race, I think! 😀 1mo
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Aimeesue But…but… that makes complete sense! 1mo
Ruthiella Readers are weird. 🤪 But of course you won‘t know what you‘re in the mood for and what if *gasp* you finish a book and are stranded with nothing else to read! (edited) 1mo
Lindy Makes sense to me too. 1mo
Tamra 😆 love it! 1mo
Amiable @Aimeesue @Lindy @Tamra I KNOW, RIGHT?? (edited) 1mo
Amiable @Ruthiella Yess!! I can‘t even contemplate the horror of being stuck on my train commute or at lunch with nothing to read! 😳👎🏼 1mo
batsy I can totally relate to this, so I'm with @xicanti 😁 1mo
Tanisha_A Being a weirdo that way sounds good to me! 😀 1mo
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The Spectator Bird | Wallace Stegner
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This is how my mind works. Exactly. No computers —just the old geezer shuffling around the stacks in slippers. 😬

AmyG Ha! Me, too. 1mo
TheSpineView Love that and so true for me! 💝 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
JacqMac Relatable. Lol 1mo
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Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Well, that was horribly depressing. 😳

A pick, but with the warning that there is a ton of graphic language, sex, and violence in here.

marleed Interesting. I recently gave Idaho a pick but with a caution for depressing. 1mo
Amiable @marleed Apparently novels named after states should come with warning labels. 😀 1mo
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Deep River | Karl Marlantes
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Spent a pleasant hour this afternoon listening to Karl Marlantes read from his latest book, “Deep River.” He was an excellent speaker! And then of course I bought a copy.

Texreader How awesome!! 1mo
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R.J. Julia Booksellers | Madison, CT (Bookstore)
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Attended a reading and book signing by Karl Marlantes today. He‘s the author of several books, including the nonfiction account “What Is It Like To Go To War,” which he was nice enough to inscribe with a personal note to my Marine son!

brilliantglow How lovely! I'm sure your son will love this! 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, that‘s wonderful! 1mo
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Watching You | Shannon Greenland
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When you‘re on the couch trying to read your book and you get the feeling that somebody‘s watching you ... 🧐

#catsoflitsy

kspenmoll So true!!!! My Em watches me reading on the porch from the living room window and cries!! #catsoflitsy 1mo
erinreads 😹 Reminds me so much of my last cat! Current cat is still a little too manic to stare. 1mo
AmyG Ha! My cat does this, too. 1mo
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batsy 😅 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
CouronneDhiver All 👏🏽 The 👏🏽 Time 1mo
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Amiable
Untitled | Anonymous
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Even though I have already turned a spare bedroom in our house into a library with a wall of bookshelves and comfortable chairs, I decided to rearrange our living room this weekend and create a reading corner. My husband asked how many areas of the house do we really need to set aside for reading? I said I didn‘t understand his question. 🤷🏻‍♀️

MicheleinPhilly Someone‘s sleeping on the couch tonight! 1mo
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly Ha! As his punishment I just left him at home to wait for the contractor who is coming to give me an estimate on the cost of building MORE bookshelves into the eaves space on our second floor! 😄 1mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂😂 A+ punishment! 1mo
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Leftcoastzen I don‘t either!😂🤷‍♀️ 1mo
wanderinglynn Um, my answer would be: all of them! 😂 1mo
Crazeedi My answer, all areas!!😉😊 1mo
LauraBeth This looks cozy! You can never have too many reading nooks! (edited) 1mo
AmyG That chair...and corner looks so cozy! I love it. I tell my husband I get bored with one reading spot...so I always need a few. 1mo
Brithomas17 💜 1mo
Copwithabook I‘m so jealous!! 1mo
CareBear Lovely! 1mo
kspenmoll So inviting! Never too many reading corners! 1mo
EllieDottie Love this!! 1mo
LeahBergen It looks lovely! 1mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Looks cozy. I'd read there. ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Very inviting 1mo
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Amiable
Justified: A Novel | Varina Denman
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I don‘t know why he was arrested. This seems perfectly justifiable to me. 🧐🤷🏻‍♀️😀

Leftcoastzen Justified! 1mo
cherinium That is funny! 1mo
Sweettartlaura As I said at the time I read this, prison with books is not such a bad thing to a reader 💁🏻‍♀️😜 (edited) 1mo
tournevis What the blurb doesn't say is the the bore ruined the endings, again and again, for months, deliberately, just to piss off the other guy, with whom he did not get along. Out of spite. 1mo
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