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Avanders

Joined June 2017

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I'm a Hygge girl, in a Hygge world. On LT I'm avanders; on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/avanders
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Post-Traumatic by Chantal Johnson
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The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Leah, I love everything about this #LitsyRecipeSwap #recipeswap package!!! The recipe cards are perfect - I love the old-timey design! The recipe sounds deliiiiiish. Will have to make them soon!! That bookmark is absolutely perfect - it makes me so happy! And the book looks so good - I can‘t wait to read it! Buggy also loves his sticker boom gift and we both loved the candies! Thank you!! 🥰♥️😘🧁

Thank you for hosting this fun swap Suzanne! ♥️

LeahBergen I‘m so glad you like it! I LOVED my parcel from you! 🥰🥰 And look at how he‘s lined up his Smarties. 😆😆 3d
BennettBookworm You‘re welcome!! 3d
mabell Cute recipe cards! 2d
Ddzmini Looks great let me know how you like the book it looks interesting 🧐 2d
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🙀🥹🥰I love this cozy smorey spring camping box, Chelle!! Thank you!!! I am speechless at all the cozies.. & I don‘t have a single one!! The coffees, cocoa, & caramel will all go to excellent use.. in my belly. Everything is so thoughtful- the soap & wax melts smell amazing, the buttons & magnets are perfect, & the bracelet is such a nice reminder 🥰🥰. Also, that mug??? I‘ve been waaaaanting it, but couldn‘t buy it for myself. Thank you!!!♥️♥️♥️

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything. I had a lot of fun putting it together. 4d
LeahBergen Lovely! 4d
BethM Wow so great! 4d
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♥️♥️♥️ Once again, Gissy, you‘ve sent such a thoughtful package!! I love all the Mother‘s day/self-care stuff, and you were so generous to include things for little bubba — he ripped that toy open and played with it immediately 🥰🥰 The candle & coffee both smell so good, and the cookies are a special treat! I‘m also super geeked to get this book!! 😄 (and also the #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub book, of course 😁) Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️

Gissy I‘m so happy you liked the Mother‘s Day gifts and more than happy to see little bubba liked his present. Let me know what he likes🤗 5d
Avanders @Gissy well you scored 💯 this round! He loves dinosaurs, books, bubbles, & bears! 🥰🥰🥰 And he loves the crafts, little to-dos, and math/numbers. You are so sweet, thoughtful, and generous, but you *really* don‘t need to send him (or me, for that matter!) anything (though he does love it when a box comes 😜).😘♥️😘 4d
Gissy @Avanders I love to see the little ones happiness when they open a gift. In the family we have only one child about that age and he is really spoiled by everyone☺️I‘m so glad he liked it. Now I know what he likes. I bet he is waiting the box to see what is inside for him😄 4d
BethM Ummm dinosaurs are the coolest 🤷‍♀️ 4d
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Post-Traumatic | Chantal Johnson
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Just really needing this moment of peace and quiet. Not even sure I‘m going to keep reading the book tonight (which is so good so far… and maybe hits a little too close to home at moments 🫢), or just enjoy the moment. 🌑🌙✨🌄🌌

sarahbarnes This one caught my eye at the library last week. Will be interested to hear your review. 1w
BethM ❤️❤️take care of you friend! 4d
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Trees | Percival Everett
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Overdue for an update!
Tagged: Really impressive. See @Marchpane ‘s review on Goodreads 😉🌟🌟🌟🌟
🧙🏽‍♀️: good, quick, fun, tho not quite “as advertised.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️
⭕️🌈: blech #unpopularopinion ⭐️⭐️
🇫🇷🏢: loved the audio version! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Reading: Wandering 🐺 (great so far)
Listening: Ministry 🕋 (intriguing!)

Won: another Reese book! 🤩♥️ Her YA/Pick for May

Received: #LitsyRecipeSwap package from Canada! 🥰💌 Thank you @LeahBergen ! ♥️

LeahBergen Yay! I‘m glad it arrived. 😘😘 2w
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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When you bet &… WIN!

I was fairly confident that the #FantasticStrangelingsBookClub pick for May would be The Hacienda, but I didn‘t know. For some reason she‘s been announcing late in the month lately…

I‘d prefer to give an independent bookseller my $$ for the monthly book, but sometimes I “have to” pick my #BOTM first & it ends up being the same. So I “bet” this month, chose my BOTM, & held off on Hacienda… Voilà! It paid off. ???♥️

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Linsy You know Jenny well! I just got mine from her and cannot wait to read!!! 5h
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🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯🤩🤯

#BOTM #BookoftheMonth

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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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I‘m so glad I finally read this. A nice, hearty 4.5 🌟s. It‘s immersive, but not dry; has great world-building, but still good action/movement; and is thought-provoking, but fun. Book 2 is already awaiting a hopefully-soon read!

In other news…📰

* Sent the recipe portion of #LitsyRecipeSwap today! @BennettBookworm 🥣🍫🥮💌

* And I finally made it to the PO to send you Nightbooks @KateReadsYA !! It‘s coming media mail, but expected on Monday!

wanderinglynn I need for reread this and pick up book 2! 3w
Avanders @wanderinglynn I really want to watch the series too… but I‘m glad I read that it deviates *much* from the book. The 2nd book is almost 600 pages! 😯 3w
KateReadsYA Okay 👍can't wait 3w
wanderinglynn I totally missed that there‘s an adaptation. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I should check it out. 3w
aa_guer2021 I remember this being fun! Glad to know there is a book 2!! 3w
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On this episode of #shelfie … my home-office desk, w built-in bookshelves 😍😍😍 Plus 2 more bookshelves to the left of my home-office desk (2 shelves omitted bc they‘re full of junk that we‘re still dealing with 😜)

#Illshowyoumineifyoushowmeyours

Nute I like that whole space over your desk!🤩 3w
AmyG What an awesome office! 3w
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏👏 3w
BethM Can I come live with you? 3w
Avanders @Nute @AmyG @LeahBergen Thanks! It was actually one of my biggest draws to this house! 🥰♥️😘 @BethM lol 😂 you bet! Anytime 😁📚📚📚 (edited) 3w
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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book updates:
Read 🍯 Roasted on audio ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A fine continuation, but I guess I think the “romance” drags & resolves in a weird way.

Evil🤰🏽was a fun, quick surprise (audio).
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And my # came up for the Paris Apt. Great so far!

And thx to a generous surprise from @mklong , I got Jade City (per @GrilledCheeseSamurai Rec) & Trees, 1 of 5 I‘m recommending to my #reallifebookclub for May (it‘s my turn :))(others tagged in comments, fyi :)).

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Certain Dark Things | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My 2nd (big 😁) #speculativespringswap #sss pkg— WOW @BookwormAHN !! Thank you so much!!! You picked perfect books, I‘m so excited to try the journal, those peeps are 🔥, the coffee smells delish, the candles are all sooo perfect, that little NB is so cute & I 💖 those pens, the crystal soap is soo cool!, & the coaster is exactly perfect for me🤩🤩. Also you wrapped everything beautifully & I love those keys!! Thank you sooo much!!🔮🧬♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

BookwormAHN You're very welcome. Thank you for setting up this swap 😺 1mo
ReadingOver50 Certain Dark Things was awesome 1mo
Avanders @BookwormAHN my pleasure 🥰 @ReadingOver50 I‘m so excited for it!! 🤩 1mo
BethM Space unicorn blues sounds absolutely bananas and entertaining. I can‘t wait for the review! 3w
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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Opening the first of my #speculativespringswap #sss packages…

Ooooh thank you @shortsarahrose !!! This book sounds sooo interesting and I can‘t wait to read it… and all that yummy English breakfast tea!!! 🤩🤩🤩 And I love the beautiful card you sent too! Did you paint that? Thank you!!! 🔮🦠🧬🧞♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

shortsarahrose I got the card at Target! It‘s so pretty, you could totally put it in a frame for art 1mo
Avanders @shortsarahrose so pretty! And it would fit in with the decor in my office 🤩 1mo
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Rabbits | Terry Miles
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Read:
Rabbits: not perfect, but perfectly enjoyable.
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Nightbooks: a dark Grimm retelling, wonderful for middle grade. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reading:
The Rook: still intrigued… hoping for quicker movement soon..
No one is Talking: still kind of bored, waiting for the shift.

Acquired: Under Lock & Skeleton Key and Post-Traumatic. Anyone read these?

Happy Easter weekend!!
💛🤍💗🐥🐰💗🤍💛

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Easter 🐣 1mo
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@Gissy !! What a wonderful, thoughtful, and generous #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub package! Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️ Buggy loved the snoopy book, chocolates (he refused to share the caramel chocolate 😂), and sheep kit — I think his creation is adorable (picture insert) 😁🤩 And I **love** the mug, candle, garden tools, and coffee (‘mmm), and those guava cookies were so good!! 🤤🤤🤤 Thank you for my Easter fun!! 🐰💗🤍💗🐰

Gissy Yes! Tell Buggy that I love his sheep creation, so lovely😍So funny he didn‘t want to share the chocolate. Maybe he thought, “well, there are other chocolates to share”☺️I‘m glad you liked it🤗🥰 1mo
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Rabbits | Terry Miles
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These are the 3 books I‘m reading right now…

I‘m enjoying Rabbits immensely, and am about 2/3 done. It‘s an audio book, and I also give kudos to the narrator!

I‘m finally reading the Rook… it was recommended to me so long ago. I‘m also loving this so far.

And then there was the Lockwood. I‘m just… first, I feel like it‘s false advertising, though I haven‘t finished it so maybe “it‘s getting there.” (The rest below👇🏽) #RealLifeBookGroup

Avanders Is this going to be an examination of the impact of social media on our lives? And second, idk, it feels a little pretentious so far. Though I have, I admit, lol‘d a few times. Still reading… (edited) 1mo
NovelGirl82 I‘ve had The Rook on my tbr forever and still haven‘t gotten to it & have looked at Rabbits several times since it released and haven‘t decided to pick it up yet. 1mo
DogEaredBooks Rook is one of my favorite books/series. The third one is coming out this fall 1mo
Avanders @NovelGirl82 it‘s so good so far (the Rook) — I‘m so tired (perpetually these days), but it keeps me up at night anyway! And even though Rabbits wasn‘t perfect, I found it so enjoyable to read!! @DogEaredBooks oooh so exciting!! 👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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But Seriously | John McEnroe
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(2nd post) … but seriously look at that candle! And it smells so good. And that book sleeve!! 🤩🤩 Also, the moon-phase barrette and constellation brooch are sooo cool! I love it all and am so blessed to have such a thoughtful and generous friend. Thank you!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

hannah-leeloo I love the Cinder treat 😍🤩 1mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad you like everything 😘 1mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit love it all 💝💖💝💖💝 1mo
BethM 😍😍😍 1mo
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Special Gifts | Anne Stuart
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Bugga‘s home with a ..bug (minor stomach bug). Seemed the perfect day to open this amazing package from Chrissy — omg thank you so much for this truly special package!! Every single thing in here was so thoughtful and perfect. These books are perfect, the chocolates are deeeelish, the candle 🫢🥹, I‘m so excited to try the shower goods - I love the way that whipped stuff looks and I‘ve been wanting to try forever! … have to make a 2nd post…

AmyG How beautiful! C is just the most generous, kind person. ❤️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday Month! 😘🎉😘🎉 1mo
BethM That whipped stuff is amazing! 1mo
Avanders @BethM I super love how it looks!! 🤩🤩 (edited) 1mo
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Mehso-so

I… didn‘t love the tagged. It was interesting, but it all just felt a little anti-climactic to me. I didn‘t particularly feel attached to anyone, but I felt there was potential. Idk. State of mind? 🤷🏽‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️💫

The Good Turn, however, I thought was brilliant. Best of the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reading the Lockwood for #RealLifeBookGroup… and listening to rabbits 🐇🐇🐇 Intrigued!

vivastory I loved Rabbits 1mo
Avanders @vivastory I‘m really enjoying it so far!! 😄 1mo
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Y‘all … we‘re almost there! But I haven‘t heard from everyone… if you‘re tagged, ***please let me know ASAP when you sent your #SpeculativeSpringSwap #sss package!*** (If you did already tell me or tag me, my apologies for missing it! It‘s been a busy month… but please *do* tell me again!)

Also, received my pkg from @BookwormAHN yesterday! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Can‘t wait til open day 😁😁

LibrarianRyan I am sending mine this weekend. I have been waiting for something for a while but it should be here tomorrow. 1mo
KatieDid927 Shipping mine out this week via priority. Will post when it‘s on the way. 1mo
BookwormAHN Glad it made it 😺 1mo
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Avanders @LibrarianRyan ok thanks! And I hear you — I had a couple things take way longer to arrive than expected!! 1mo
Avanders @KatieDid927 ok thanks! 🔮🦠 1mo
Avanders @BookwormAHN 😄😘🥰 1mo
Readergrrl Mine will be mailed express tomorrow! I meant to post earlier. Amazon did not deliver the book I wanted! Boo! I had to make an emergency trip to the local Barnes and Noble BUT it will be out in the expedited post tomorrow!! 1mo
Avanders @Readergrrl oh no I hate it when Amazon doesn‘t come through! 😫 thanks for the update - since you‘re sending tomorrow, priority should be fast enough ☺️ 1mo
Readergrrl @Avanders I think it will too. I have had the worst luck with Amazon these last few months. Even with Prime, 1mo
Gissy I‘m waiting for one item but I will send it priority mail. Leif it doesn‘t arrive then I can send that item later. 1mo
Avanders @Gissy ok thanks for the update! 🦠🔮 1mo
Mynameisacolour Sorry for the late update but mine has been shipped and is due to arrive this Saturday! 1mo
Avanders @Mynameisacolour ok wonderful - thanks is for the update! 🔮🦠♥️ 1mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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… I guess she‘s my new favorite author?
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Bec_lectic Have you read The Sundown Motel? Soooo good! 2mo
Avanders @Bec_lectic I have, yes! I agree - it was one of my favorites last year! ♥️ 2mo
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Update! Picked these 2 for #BOTM #BookoftheMonth - so exited!

Finally finished Dune (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) & now I can go watch the movie! Also finally finished the tagged — heavy on the history and super-character-building. I really enjoyed it but it‘s a slooooooow burn. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Also finally read The Invisible Library! Intrigued and will proceed w the series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Am now listening to Good Turn (I 💗 this series) and reading Cold Cases. Loving so far!

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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Finished the cozy; lovely, as expected ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Then proceeded to read the tagged book, Lucky, in an evening! It‘s been a while since I‘ve been able to do that, even with a shorter book like this! I enjoyed it - obviously a quick read… and sweet in some maybe predictable ways… and hard in some maybe predictable ways. Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

And we had snow & fog this morning! Of course the pics never do it any justice, but I always try! ❄️🌫❄️

mabell Such cool weather! 😍 2mo
AmyG You had snow? Wow 2mo
Avanders @AmyG I know — and again 2 days after that… even more, in fact! 🤩🤩 (edited) 2mo
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When We Were Birds | Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
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Received this gorgeous #FantasticStrangelings book, set in Trinidad, which is where my mom was from - so excited to read this! ♥️

Also picked up this cozy to pass some time 🔪📚☕️

And look at that gorgeous weather for my day off tomorrow! #pluviophile

And buggy has recently gotten obsessed w those Moomin books… extra cute bc we have a lot of the older-reader books from when Mark was a kid. 🥰🥰

BethM Yay for weather! We got 60 today! With snow coming Wednesday 😂 I‘ve never heard of Moomin. 2mo
Avanders @BethM ha we had the same thing — snow last night and this morning! But then some rain too so it‘s basically all gone already 😜 Moomin is so cute! I‘d never heard of it either, but apparently Mark‘s dad found the older kid version when Mark was younger… he had a lot of overseas contacts and seemed to hear of new, fun things that way ☺️ The picture books are so cute. 2mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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I really enjoyed this super fast read. I have read some reviews about … perspective, and I don‘t think I agree. Having a little familiarity with what is in here (personally, not academically), I actually thought it was done quite well, and compassionately. But, as they say, different strokes for different folks. 🤷🏽‍♀️
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Also finished the Penny. I‘m sad, but it was well done. And I need to get the next! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Avanders @Chrissyreadit have you read this? I‘d love your perspective… 2mo
Chrissyreadit I have it- it was on my IRL TBR mountain but I will see if I can get to it this month. I‘m intrigued now. 2mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit well don‘t rush of course 😉 Whenever you do get to it… I‘ll look forward to your review! 🤓😘 2mo
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JamieArc We are in the process of house hunting so in the meantime, I‘ve been on a home design book kick. Glad to have another one to the stack. 2mo
Avanders @JamieArc ooooh good luck! And this book is so beautiful. I just want to stare at it ☺️ 2mo
JamieArc @Avanders I‘ve been finding that all the images in books like these are so calming and good for my stress! 2mo
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Avanders @JamieArc I can so relate! 🧘🏽‍♀️ 2mo
BethM Oooh what‘s the work wellness deck like? 2mo
Avanders @BethM I‘ll take pics of a few! 2mo
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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1st, thank you Chelle for another wonderful surprise! I loved the last McMahon I read, & can‘t wait to read this!!♥️♥️♥️

2nd, bugga was sick yesterday. Clearly.😐😜

3rd, the tagged. So not what I was expecting! Funny. Heartfelt. Perfect for book group! #RLBookGroup

Also finished 2 other cozies: a visit to the 80s & a visit to a gothic castle! 4 & 3⭐️

& listening to this Penny - not 🌲🌲🌲, but still good & reading the Maid - so good so far!😲

emz711 Oooo sounds good 2mo
LeahBergen Cute photo of you two! 2mo
Avanders @emz711 it was just exactly what I needed last week. It wasn‘t the most amazingly written (few cozy first-in-series really are ;)), but I loved much about it ☺️ 2mo
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Avanders @LeahBergen Thank you! 🥰 2mo
Magpiegem You are right Nothing to see here would be perfect for a book group! I actually think it‘s one of those books everyone would find something different in it. It was one of my favourites last year xx 2mo
Avanders @Magpiegem I think that‘s so true - my sister said she‘s still processing it and hasn‘t been able to start a new book 🙃😘 2mo
BethM He‘s so big! 1mo
Avanders @BethM he grew an inch in the first 2.5 months of the year! 😳 1mo
BethM Omg! Hello all new clothes 🤦‍♀️😂 1mo
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Coffee Bean Therapy | Brett Stiles
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🥰🥰🥰 #CoffeeBeanBookClub #cbbc arrived yesterday - thank you so much @Gissy for this perfect March package!! The coffees smell glorious, & the candle‘s scent is so fresh - I love it! The mug is adorable, & buggy tore into his awesome crafty present - so thoughtful! Oh, and those sweets — my sisters were here when this arrived and *we* tore into those immediately! So good!! Thank you!
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Gissy I‘m glad you liked everything! I saw the book and I thought it would be fun for your son for this season. 🤗❤️ 2mo
Mommamanzi Pie and Roman are building a trap this week with me (it‘s our spring break) I am so excited! We want to see y‘all‘s trap! Great package @Gissy 2mo
marleed So cute! I love St Paddy‘s Day goods! 2mo
Gissy @Mommamanzi Thank you!🤗It is so fun to choose items for this book club and for @Avanders ❤️ 2mo
Avanders @Gissy @Mommamanzi so fun!! Will def. post a trap - it‘s such a cute idea! 😁😁 @marleed I know St Paddy‘s Day is such a light holiday 😄 And I love that Gissy & I both love holidays 🤗🥰 It‘s so fun! ♥️ 2mo
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Special Friendships: A Novel | Roger Peyrefitte
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Awww thank you Chelle!! This looks like the perfect little pick-me-up and escape… to be read with tea of course! 🥰♥️😘

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Death in Castle Dark | Veronica Bond
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#Bookreport 🤓

Ran out of my audio loan for Dune. Am ~3/4 done & eager to finish! I have ~5 wks til the hold comes through…. So I may buy used to finish before then 😜 Have the Penny to tide me over!

Finished Winter Counts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Intense… didn‘t love the first half, but dark though it was, it ended well.

A Declaration is still a lot… ready to move on & had to pick up something lighter…

So picked up the tagged - pulled me in immediately☺️🌈🌳

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Mistborn: Secret History | Brandon Sanderson
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Just in case anyone wasn‘t aware that Brandon Sanderson is self-publishing 4 novels he secretly wrote over the past 2 years via Kickstarter… 😳🤭🤯

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dragonsteel/surprise-four-secret-novels-by-...

vivastory This story is insane. I have been following it a little this week. By the time it finishes it will be one of the most successful kickstarter campaigns of all time. Plus, 4 secret novels in 2 years. I'm not saying he's trolling George RR Martin, but... 😂 2mo
Avanders @vivastory so crazy!! Lol 🧟‍♂️ (not quite a troll…) but I‘m ok with it… I‘m a big Sanderson fan 😁 2mo
vivastory I'm pretty tempted to sign up. I'm sure that eventually they'll be released in mass format, but it'd be exciting to have it in the original... 2mo
Avanders @vivastory my temptation 💯 got the better of me! I agree they‘ll prob be released in other formats, but those covers are soooo beautiful🤩 2mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Real excited for this month… It took me a month to change my mind about Vladimir. 😏 And otherwise, just so happy with the more-options situation!
📚📚#Bookhaul #BOTM #BookoftheMonth📚📚

Twainy I‘m guilty of a Vladimir Libby loan 😁 reading it this week. 3mo
Avanders @Twainy I‘ve heard mixed reviews, but I‘m definitely taking it on myself! I think the sardonic dark humor (that I‘m expecting) will be up my alley… but let me know what you think! 2mo
Twainy It‘s next after I finish The Passengers (an oddly popular 3 year old audiobook). Darkly sardonic? Sounds promising! 2mo
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Ooooooh guys, I won *FIVE* Christie books from Reese‘s Book Club!!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 so excited. #ReesesBookClub

Also, @LibrarianRyan I received your card!! Thank you for the card, the stickers (2 missing from pic 😜), and for organizing the card swap! ♥️♥️

LeahBergen Congratulations! 👏 3mo
LibrarianRyan You are welcome. With all the winter storms here, mail has been so weird. Stuff I sent out weeks ago people are only now getting, and I am missing quite a bit myself. 3mo
Gissy That is spectacular!!! 🤩Congratulations @Avanders 🎉 That was fabulous!!! You are now part of Reese‘s Book Club history!!! A legend🙌 3mo
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Simona Congratulations! 🥂🍾 3mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🎆 🎇 ✨️ 3mo
Ahw06 Congratulations!!! 3mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Avanders @LeahBergen @Simona @BookwormAHN @Ahw06 @Megabooks Thanks! 🥰😘♥️ @Gissy lol absolutely!! 🦾😁😄😘 @LibrarianRyan wow! I wonder if it‘s personnel issues too 😯 Hope you get all your cards soon! ☺️😘💝 3mo
BethM Congrats! Also I definitely thought this was a baby announcement…. 😳😂 3mo
Avanders @BethM 😂😂😂 Immediately No. 😂 3mo
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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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Ooph. I set a lower goal for 2022 to give myself space to read longer/denser books & boy howdy! I found myself in Dune (audio) & Magicians, both of which are really good, but long *&* dense.. when the last #LMPBC book for #round13 came. I picked that up for a little mental break. But, erm, it‘s intense & dark &… welp. I just need to finish one & pick up a cozy mystery! 🤓🤓

PS. Potential job opp dropped in lap: prayers & happy thoughts welcome!

mabell 🤞🤞 for the job opportunity! 3mo
Bookzombie Sending happy thoughts! 3mo
mklong Sending good vibes! And nope, Winter Counts won‘t give your brain a break at all 3mo
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Christyco125 Good luck 🍀 with job opportunity 3mo
carlthecattt Sending lots of luck your way! 3mo
MaureenMc 🤞🤞🤞 3mo
ElizaMarie Hi! Can you email me @ elizajazinski@gmail.com with your address? I wanted to gift you “The Little STranger“ that you got for me and ... it was so good! you should read it too! 3mo
Avanders @ElizaMarie oh, funny coincidence - I ended up reading that for #LMPBC! It was one of the group member‘s choice and I read it … 2 months ago? I completely forgot you were going to send it, otherwise I‘d have let you know. Thank you though!! I‘m so glad you liked it 😁😘 3mo
ElizaMarie @Avanders awe thank you anyway, it will be a random gift for someone one day then :) 3mo
BethM Oooh fingers crossed for the job! And cozies are the best. 3mo
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A Bundle of Valentines! | Kate Hoffmann
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More lovely Litsy valentines bringing joy throughout the week. Thank you all and Happy Valentine‘s Day!
💝💘💝💘💝

#ValentineCardSwap #VCS

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
Christyco125 Woohoo 3mo
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Hey all - I‘m just helping to spread the word on #LMPBC (Litsy Mark-up Postal Book Club) - it looks like there are just a few spots left!

It starts on March 1st.

Details and sign up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD2CA0FF2-litsy14

When you fill out the comments, it is a good idea to mention what types of books you like to read. That way, people who like the same genre can try to be in the same group. Reserve your spot now!

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Matches Sent for #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS.

Please check your emails - including your Spam box! - and let me know ASAP if you have/have not received your match.

Yay!

Open Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎉🪐 3mo
Gissy Yes!! I received and replied the email! 🤗 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah.. I just bought my first book. 3mo
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My #BOTM #BookoftheMonth for February (A River Enchanted); the #FantasticStrangelings selection on its way as we “speak” (Circus of Wonders); and the result of a no-reason-but-stress-relief gift card from my sister (the other 2, including the tagged, which I‘ve had my eye on since Jenny Lawson read it 😜).

Also, I know #sss people are waiting for matches..they‘re all done, I just got stuck trying to figure out a new mail merge program… soon…😘😘

BethM The covers of all these mean I‘m going to need to look them up later. 3mo
Avanders @BethM I know this set makes me so happy to keep seeing 😁🤩 3mo
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I‘m so happy you organized this #ValentineCardSwap #VCS @LibrarianRyan , and I‘m so happy I signed up for it! These cards have been much-needed little rays of sunshine this past week 💝💝💝💝💝

💖 Thank you all! 💖

LibrarianRyan Yeah so pretty 3mo
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Greenwich Park | Katherine Faulkner
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After a brutal week in February, I caved and opened my gift from @AmyG early — Thank you Amy!!! I‘m so excited for this book and I love the stickers, magnet, and chocolates! And I‘m so grateful for your thoughtful and generous spirit ♥️♥️♥️

I also finished these 2 books this week:

Elevation: surprisingly not (elevated 😜), but still a super fast & entertaining read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Light: heavy and light and wonderful, as usual.
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AmyG I read Greenwich Park a while ago (an ebook arc) and it was really good. I hope you enjoy it. 😘😘 Hope next week is better! (And I thought your son might like the stickers) (edited) 3mo
Avanders @AmyG ooh I can‘t wait! 😄 And yes, bugga will love the stickers!! 🥰😘 3mo
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Last day to sign up for #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS !!!

#LitsySwap #LitsyHappenings

Sign-up by Fri Feb 11, 2022
Matches sent by Sun Feb 13, 2022
Ship-by final date March 31, 2022
Open date: Sun April 17, 2022

https://forms.gle/pqbpPYaL67zbtRVw8

Gissy I signed already🙋🏽‍♀️ 3mo
MeganAnn I‘ve been on the fence, but your post pushed me over the edge and I signed up. 🤷‍♀️🎉📚✨ My birthday is five days after the opening date so I‘m considering this swap an early birthday present to myself (and to share with whoever I send to because choosing gifts is my favorite!) 3mo
Avanders @Gissy @MeganAnn 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 And Megan - it‘s the day before my birthday.. so it‘s also a bday present to me! 😄💖🎂 (edited) 3mo
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView ! 😘😘

💖 I always prefer books. But if you wanna throw a little candy or pretty flowers in there, I won‘t complain 😁

💖 I loved the tagged book…

TheSpineView You're welcome and Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤ 3mo
TheLudicReader That book (all his books, really) is beautiful. 3mo
Avanders @TheLudicReader I agree ☺️ This was my favorite tho 😉 3mo
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Coffee Bean Therapy | Brett Stiles
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Round 5 has begun!! OMG @Gissy what a wonderful & generous kickoff package for #CoffeeBeanBookClub #cbbc !! And Welcome!! ☕️📖♥️ The coffee smells delish, buggy & I ate the chocolate immediately, & I‘m floored by all the lovely valentine‘s extras - candle, mug, socks, & book sleeve!! 😍🥰😍 THANK YOU!! 💖💖💖

And of course, I feel like even more of a schlub for behind just a *smidge* behind in sending mine - it‘ll go tmrw! It‘s coming… Chrissy!

BethM Great package! Favorite thing on Litsy. 3mo
LeahBergen What a lovely package! ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely stuff 💕 3mo
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Gissy I was going to post a message today that the package was on its way😆that was fast! I‘m glad you liked it! I think you and me are like season persons so packages motive will be in accordance with season or celebrations🤗 3mo
Chrissyreadit What???? I‘m so excited! I still have to read mine but it is next to my bed and won‘t take long! 3mo
Avanders @BethM @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I agree!! 😁🥰😘 @Gissy awesome - I love it when the PO pleasantly surprises us 😆 And yes, seasons are so fun! 🤗💖 @Chrissyreadit 😁😄💃🏽💃🏽 I know, v exciting!! PO has an arrival date of Saturday for you… 🤞🏽 3mo
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Cytonic | Brandon Sanderson
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🥺😖😫 I‘m sad this book is over and frustrated I have to wait until next year for the conclusion!! I know some have said this is the weakest in the series so far… idk maybe it is, but I loved it anyway! I listened to this on audio and the reader is, once again, phenomenal. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Also received a surprise package from @AmyG and almost didn‘t see this little instruction on the back! 🤭 Thank you! You‘re so sweet!! 💘💘💘💘💘

Trashcanman I hope you have a wonderful day 3mo
Avanders @Trashcanman you too! I‘m trying! ☺️ I recently heard this thing.. I‘m not going to do it justice, but it‘s this dude talking about how heavy a glass of water is. And he said, weight is not relative, but heaviness is. If you hold the glass for 1 minute, it‘s far less heavy than if you hold it for 24 hours. He said focusing on the hard things in our lives is the same… & reminded us to “put it down sometimes.” And .. that‘s what I‘ve been trying 💙 3mo
Trashcanman @Avanders that's an interesting analogy. I'm really struggling with a medication that I stopped taking. I'm having withdrawals and it's been pretty bad. It's all of my own doing. I feel like I'm always carrying a glass of water. I'm so tired. 3mo
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Avanders @Trashcanman oh yeah that‘s super rough… it hit my sister really hard, and she wasn‘t expecting it. Maybe reading and other distractions will help you put that glass down… even if for only a little while. You can get through this! 3mo
Trashcanman @Avanders Thank you, I'm just so tired, you know. I'm going to lose one day. I can feel it. 🫂 3mo
Avanders @Trashcanman well take each day as a victory then. Give yourself the space to be happy you made it through another one. Sometimes they‘re so hard… but every day you successfully get through one is another day you‘ve really accomplished something. 💪🏽 For real. 3mo
AmyG If you need to open it sooner-please do. Sometimes we just need a little something. 3mo
AmyG @Trashcanman I think of you often. Medication and stopping is so beyond hard. And each day you are here is pure bravery. (edited) 3mo
Avanders @AmyG aww thanks 🥰 it‘s so true… as of now, I‘m pretty sure I can hold out… 😘 3mo
AmyG And no book buying until you open it! 🤣 3mo
Avanders @AmyG 🤭🤣 good call!! 3mo
Trashcanman @AmyG thank you Amy, i appreciate you 🫂 3mo
iread2much Oh, good to know that there will be a 4th, I will wait to read this one until the series is finished 😊 3mo
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A Killer Plot | Ellery Adams
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All around the US & over a year, this book has traveled to friends - & I welcome it home at the end of round 4 of #CoffeeBeanBookClub #cbbc

Thank you Nicole for all the extra goodies!!! ♥️♥️ Buggy & I have already dipped into the cookies & chocolate 😁, the coffee smells divine & will be perfect with the syrup!! 🤤🤤 And that cocoa ornament is so cute! Can‘t wait to drink it ☕️☺️

Thank you again for the whole year too & for hosting!!
♥️☕️♥️📖♥️

MaleficentBookDragon @Mommamanzi where do get Community Coffee? The #manpanion is obsessed with it since his sister brought some from Tennessee , but I haven‘t seen it in NY. 3mo
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Page One Bookstore | Albuquerque, NM (Bookstore)
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I had some store credit at my favorite local bookstore (tagged), so after a long snow day ❄️💨❄️ involving frozen pipes and car repairs, I treated myself with this hearty stack 😁📚🎁 #bookhaul

Also, reading the Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (an involved and rather serious novel) and almost done listening to Cytonic (3rd in the Skyward series). Can‘t believe the 4th doesn‘t come out until 2023! 🥺🥺🥺

AmyG I am curious to hear what you think about The Anomaly. It‘s an interesting story. 3mo
BethM Hope the car and pipes were easy fixed! 3mo
Avanders @AmyG I‘m so intrigued! It was one I just discovered while browsing ☺️ @BethM car, yes. Pipes… sort of, but it also resulted in us replacing our downstairs water heater 😟💸💸 3mo
BethM Ugh that sucks! We had pipes burst in the middle of winter once. I was so glad we were renting! (And that I was just bc of the cold and poor insulation) 3mo
Avanders @BethM oh wow, I bet your landlord wasn‘t as glad 🤭😅 But that‘s crazy — it never happened to me growing up… but it happens… a surprising amount to people down here. I think a lot of us midwesterners are surprised by that bad insulation… 😜 3mo
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Such Small Hands | Andrs Barba
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2 more swaps! See @sprainedbrain & @Chrissyreadit for #springequinoxswap
See @ShelleyBooksie & @DinoMom for #litsylovesanimalsswap

& I‘ve read 3 more books! The tagged was quick, creepy, wicked, & even a little surprising. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pride.. is a YA retelling w a 17-year-old protagonist pursuing a legal career… I liked it more than I expected! ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

And Spells & Caramels — not terribly original or surprising, but thoroughly enjoyed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chrissyreadit I am stacking 2/3 ❤️ 4mo
Chrissyreadit And thanks for sharing 😘 4mo
sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! 4mo
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ShelleyBooksie Thank you for sharing 4mo
merelybookish The cover for Little Hands is striking. And creepy 4mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain @ShelleyBooksie 😘😘😘 @merelybookish I know… and it wasn‘t even a cover-buy for me! It came recommended ☺️ (edited) 3mo
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Yay!!! @LibrarianRyan is hosting a Valentine‘s Day card swap!! #ValentineCardSwap #VCS

Just send a card, nothing else. ☺️

Head over to her page for info, to sign up, etc.

💖🤍💗🤍💘🤍💝🤍💖🤍💗🤍💘🤍💝
💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌

LibrarianRyan Thank you !!! 4mo
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Ok we‘re going to go ahead with this! #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS #LitsySwap #LitsyHappenings

I‘m stretching out the timeline a bit though :)

Sign-up by Fri Feb 11, 2022
Matches sent by Sun Feb 13, 2022
Ship-by final date March 31, 2022
Open date: Sun April 17, 2022

Tagging some folks who might be interested. Of course, feel free to pass it on! Also, no pressure!!

https://forms.gle/pqbpPYaL67zbtRVw8

LeahBergen Well, this sounds fun! I‘m not sure if I‘m into very much speculative fiction, though. 🤔 4mo
LibrarianRyan DANG YOU. Too Good to pass up. I'll share soon. And sign up later tonight when I can access google. 4mo
Avanders @LeahBergen 🤔 Totally understand that hesitation. It is a pretty broad category… though still *speculative* at its core 😁 As I say, no pressure, but if you click the link, there‘s an image at the bottom of the page that shows you what all is included .. some of the broader categories might appeal to you? ☺️😘 4mo
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Avanders @LibrarianRyan 😆😁 Sweet. And I‘ll share yours soon too! (Already signed up) 4mo
AmyG I may have to take a break as I have alot going on now. Thank you, my friend, of thinking of me. I know this will be wonderful and will hopefully join in on your next fabulous swap! 4mo
BookwormAHN Done and looking forward to it 😺 4mo
Shadowfat This sounds great! 4mo
Kdgordon88 Thanks for the tag! All signed up and I‘ll share your post tomorrow to spread the word. Thank you! 4mo
ReadingRover Cool thanks. I have to think about it and see if I‘ll be able to commit right now. 4mo
Avanders @AmyG @ReadingRover totally understand! Hope all is well! 🤗😘 4mo
Avanders @BookwormAHN @Shadowfat @Kdgordon88 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🧬🧝🏽‍♀️🦠👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
MommyOfTwo Oooo fun, it will be like birthday present a few days early! (edited) 4mo
guinsgirlreads Thanks for the tag!! 💓 4mo
AmyG Things have eased a bit which means…I‘m in. Thank you for hosting! 4mo
Mynameisacolour Just signed up, so looking forward to this one!!! 3mo
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Ruby | Nina Allan
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Ok.. Ruby was not quite what it purports to be. But what turned out to be a series of *very* well-done short stories is unsettling & weird & intriguing &, yes, connected by a string… even if at times that string is a bit frayed. Overall, definitely glad I found this book while browsing a bookstore!
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Also finished #LMPBC book & will send tmrw or this weekend! @carlthecattt

And picked up this odd little creepy novella 👯‍♀️🤲🏽😳

Avanders Hey @carlthecattt I have *not* been able to send the LMPBC book yet — didn‘t want you to think it got lost! I‘m hoping to send in the next day or 2. Sorry for the delay! 3mo
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Last few days to vote in the final round of the #LitsyAwards !! See @LibrarianRyan ‘s posts for more info… or just go vote!

https://forms.gle/28YQmbUpDY1HD7if6

Verity Voted! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Thank You! 4mo
Avanders @Verity yay! 🧚🏽‍♀️ @LibrarianRyan you bet! 😘 4mo
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