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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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Yellowface by R F Kuang
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
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It‘s a good day for Legends & Lattes. What‘s in the cup? Why, a latte of course… ☕️🥛📖

Fall Harvest | Gail Saunders Smith
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Hi all! Happy November!!

Showing Buggy‘s panda costume, our updated post-Halloween mantle, and my #BOTM #BookoftheMonth selections!

Also, don‘t miss it: @MaleficentBookDragon is doing her #Jolabokaflodswap again this year and sign-ups are open!! See her page… 🎄❄️♥️

julieclair I love everything about this post! 🧡 4w
Gissy How big he is!! How is everything? 🤗🎃 4w
Reggie Wasn‘t he just a baby, or like a smaller kid? Time flies huh? 4w
MaleficentBookDragon Love that costume! 4w
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The September House | Carissa Orlando
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Oooooooh I‘m so excited for both of these!! Thank you @MidnightBookGirl for picking out perfect books for me!! And I love peeps (will save for next cheat day ;)) and those bookmarks are adorable! Thank you!!!! 🧡👻🖤🎃🧡👻🖤🎃

And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting one of my fave swaps!! #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS

BethM Love the new profile pic! 4w
Avanders @BethM thanks! 🥰😘 4w
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All Hallows' Eve | Annabelle Jacobs
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Received my #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS package this weekend!! My clever secret sender put *my name* in the from area, so I don‘t know who it‘s from!!🥸🥸

Also super geeked to receive these two stunning books (though journal/planner is not the same kind, they are still books 😉) from Papier. Weird angles to show the gold embellishments. 😍😍

Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Welp, didn‘t take a picture of my #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS package, but I was able to pick up my #BookoftheMonth #BOTM package at the same time, so here‘s a pic of that! So excited for this book… 👏🏽👏🏽

All Hallows Read package headed to the Midwest…. 🤔🤔🤔😉


Falling for Autumn | Sherelle Green
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😍🥰😍🥰😍 You completely spoiled me @MommyOfTwo !! Thank you soo much for everything!! The scarf is soo pretty and soft & I 💗 that it‘s homemade! The snacks are all yummy & keto 🥹 (and buggy very much appreciated the pez 😁); 4 perfect fall flavors from one of my fave coffee cos; the stickies, stickers, bookmarks, pen, and socks are all perfect fall additions, and I can‘t wait to read the books — w and without bugs 😉 Thank you!!!

JamieArc Great package! I‘ll be opening mine this afternoon when I get home from a short vacation! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Hilarious socks! 2mo
MommyOfTwo Glad you like it all! 2mo
Chrissyreadit 🧡💛🧡💛💛 2mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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My sister bought some fun little Halloween decos to help us settle into the new place…. And I‘ve rearranged my four shelves a little. 😅 Also, we managed to invent space in this place and will be bringing 2 of my favorite bookshelves over! A little breathing room for my books. 🥹🥰

I‘m so happy it‘s fall. 🧡🍁🤎🍂🧡

TheSpineView Cute!🧡🎃 2mo
Deblovestoread Cute decorations! 2mo
Chrissyreadit 🧡💛🧡💛🧡 2mo
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Falling for Autumn | Sherelle Green
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Received my #FallingForFallSwap #FFFS package!! Yay!! Can‘t wait until Oct 1!

In other news…. We can fit 2 bookshelves in our new place!! 💃🏽💃🏽

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
MommyOfTwo Woohoo! 2mo
MommyOfTwo Your second package is on its way and should be there Saturday, just in time! 🤞 2mo
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Ahw06 Hey @Avanders and @Chrissyreadit 👋🏻 I emailed you all Tuesday evening about my #fffs package I was supposed to receive. I just checked the mail again and it‘s not here 🥺. Do y‘all have any tracking information from the person I was paired with? 2mo
Avanders @Ahw06 ah oh no! Sorry we didn‘t respond!! I will check about tracking…. Your sender is a long-time swapper, so hopefully it‘s almost there!! 2mo
Ahw06 @Avanders thank you!! 2mo
Avanders @MommyOfTwo oooh fun! 🤩😘 2mo
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Welp. We did it. Moved, severely downsized. These, folks, are the *only* books I can fit in the new place (not counting 1 shelf of his, and 1 bookshelf in bugga‘s closet with all of his, of course ;)). Now I just need to rearrange and make decisions about which ones go in front since I clearly overestimated the space 😯

Nonetheless… still acquiring more? 🫣🫣 Anyone read this one?

Also, sooo happy fall is here 🍂🍁🧡♥️💛🍁🍂

BethM Girl when we moved I went from 5 bookcases to two. I have books in closets and clothing trunks lol. Despite that two years later there are again more books in the house 😂 2mo
JamieArc I haven‘t read the Dicker book but it‘s sitting on my shelf waiting for me to. Good luck on finding space for new books 😁😂 2mo
Avanders @BethM oh man, it is so hard downsizing books!! The only real struggle I have 😜 Lol hey, that‘s the only way to live, right?! 2mo
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Avanders @JamieArc oooh fun! 🤩 And lol thanks, I‘m going to need it! 😅 2mo
BethM I literally called my aunt and made her tell me it was ok to get rid of certain series lol 2mo
Avanders @BethM aww that is fair!! 🥹 2mo
Chrissyreadit The Struggle is Real! 2mo
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Witchy | Ariel Ries
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Someone posted this on Fb and I thought…. I know where this belongs. 😏🔮🧙🏽‍♀️

TEArificbooks I went to my Barnes and Noble and they had no witch table yet. I was really disappointed. Thanks for sharing. 3mo
Q84 @TEArificbooks Me too, and they had nothing at all for fall vibe but had their best seller, classics, and the like tables. Sad, really. I was so looking forward to that on my trip into town. 3mo
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Q84 Thanks for sharing 3mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 🧙🏻‍♀️🧡 3mo
BethM Ohhhh yaaaassssss 3mo
Chrissyreadit love this! 3mo
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And @LibrarianRyan ‘s!!

Hey all, It's that time again. It's time for a Spook Makers Swap with the 2023 Nightmare Makers Swap #NMS23 or #NightmareMakersSwap

Basic Rules: you must make your match something, send something for them to make, and at least 1 book.

Interested: https://forms.gle/trkrhv4qvcYtr6Bs6

LibrarianRyan Thank you 3mo
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All Hallows: A Novel | Christopher Golden
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Reposting one of my favorite swaps all year!
See @MaleficentBookDragon :

The spooky season is approaching. That means it's time for this year's #allhallowsreadswap
Sign ups open until September 15th.
Opening Day is October 30th so we all have a scary book to read on Halloween.
We are doing 2 books and a treat again this year.
More info and sign ups are here-

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Also, got Yellowface for #RealLifeBookGroup and … this other book for 50% (hardcover special at Barnes recently). Anyone heard of it??

Bookwormjillk No, but it looks good! 3mo
Avanders @Bookwormjillk doesn‘t it?! 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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#FallingForFallSwap #FFFS matches sent!
Let us know if you didn‘t receive yours!

@Chrissyreadit and @Avanders

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Avanders Hi @Cupcake12 - could you please confirm you‘ve received your match? Thanks! ☺️ @Chrissyreadit 3mo
Cupcake12 Yes. All received. Xx 3mo
Avanders @Cupcake12 yay! Thanks! 😘 3mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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It‘s haaaappening!!
#FallingforFallSwap #FFFS 2023

QUICK TURNAROUND! Please let people know if you think they‘d be interested.

In-country swaps only (any country; matched within your own country).


Sign-up: 8/16
Matches: 8/18
Ship by: 9/18
Open date: 10/1

**note: participating in this swap does require confirmation of necessary steps, and there will be follow up. ☺️

Avanders @litsyevents I forgot to tag you! (edited) 4mo
BarbaraJean Yessssss. 4mo
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BookwormAHN I'm in 😺 4mo
JamieArc 🎉🎉🎉 THANK YOU for hosting! 4mo
Mommamanzi So excited!!! 4mo
Meshell1313 Soo excited! Just signed up! Thanks for hosting! 4mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😬 you may have noticed that I presumed you were doing this with me without waiting on confirmation 🫣 I have another pic w your name on it, or I can edit the form text to take you out — up yo you, just let me know! 😘😘 4mo
Chrissyreadit l🤣🤣🤣 i was just about to email to ask if i was doing the checking in and tracking 😘 4mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😁🥸 ok picture changed! 😘🥳 4mo
Cupcake12 Count me in x 4mo
Bklover You are wonderful for hosting! 4mo
BethM I hope this means you‘re back :) 4mo
Avanders @BethM me too 🥹😘 4mo
CSeydel Just signed up 4mo
AmyG Hooray! Fall has arrived. 🤣 4mo
sblbooks I'm in! 4mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!! 4mo
Ahw06 @Mommamanzi thank you for the tag! 4mo
Ahw06 Just signed up! 🎃 @Mommamanzi 4mo
julieclair Yay! Just signed up. Thank you for hosting! 🎃🍂🍁🍂 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Scraped in under the wire!!! 😂 This is one of my favorite swaps, so glad I didn't miss it!! 4mo
Avanders @CSeydel @AmyG @sblbooks @TheBookHippie @Ahw06 @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks yay!!! I‘m so excited!! 🍁🍂🎃🧡💛🍁🍂 4mo
CSeydel Yay! 4mo
LeahBergen Darn, I missed it! 4mo
Avanders @LeahBergen (it‘s still open… 🫢) 4mo
LeahBergen @Avanders Ooo, I‘ll go and quickly sign up! 👏👏 4mo
Avanders @LeahBergen 😘😘 4mo
LeslieO I signed up but just realized I never got a copy of my google form. Am I on the list? 3mo
Avanders @LeslieO I‘m not seeing it… Why don‘t you go in and fill it out again right now… 3mo
LeslieO It says sorry it‘s closed. My own fault. No worries 3mo
Avanders @LeslieO hmm - I reopened it — try reloading? I‘m not doing matches for a other hour so there‘s still time… 😉 3mo
LeslieO 👍 3mo
LeslieO Success! 3mo
LeslieO Thank you! 3mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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I‘ve been ooper busy… but inquiries have been made re #FallingForFallSwap 2023. So here‘re my questions for you!

1) Interested?
2) If I made it extra simple, still interested? (Ie a 1- or 2- size fits all, w/o all the options)
3) Would someone want to be the part-2 co-host? Ie I am happy to do front end stuff - setting up the swap, form, & matches, but would someone want to do checking in & follow up? With my move on the horizon, I‘d need it…

MaleficentBookDragon Ohhhh, where are you moving too? We haven‘t talked in ages. 4mo
JamieArc Yes yes yes! Interested, even if it‘s simpler. 4mo
BethM You‘re moving again?! Goodness you have a full plate! Simple is good. 4mo
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BarbaraJean I‘m interested and simple is good! 4mo
Born.A.Reader I'm interested! Simpler is great! 4mo
Chrissyreadit yes and i would help- 4mo
AmyG Yes to all 3 4mo
Gissy Yes, I‘m interesting!🙋🏽‍♀️ 4mo
MommyOfTwo Me 4mo
Cupcake12 Count me in x 4mo
Bklover Simple is great! 4mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon I knoooow it‘s been craaaaazy over here 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 Just an apartment, though ☺️ 4mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Whaaaaa… I‘m reading! The tagged is great - listening on audio. Also trying to read Demon Copperhead. “Trying” a commentary on my own focus, not on the book.

And I ordered some #BOTM #BookoftheMonth books this month! 😯 It‘s been a while.

On a partial vacay for a few weeks… road trip galore!

Impending move still… impending. Likely Sept or Oct. I may need to join a swap… using someone else‘s address! 🥹

Hope you‘re all doing well!!

JamieArc Good to “see” you here! Have a great vacation and happy reading! 5mo
squirrelbrain Hi! 👋 Have a great trip! 5mo
Deblovestoread Your son looks likes he‘s grown a foot taller! Enjoy your trip! 5mo
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Chrissyreadit yay!!!! Join staycation swap!!! i think fll may be a slight bit quieter swap season but we will see! 5mo
AmyG So happy to see you. I was wondering where you‘ve been. Enjoy your vacation. And yes…your son has grown!!!! 5mo
marleed I just read My Murder and really liked it! 5mo
Bklover Your son is such a cutie pie! Enjoy your time off!!❤️❤️ 5mo
Gissy Hi! To both of you🥰 5mo
MommyOfTwo How is The Fourth Wing? I am waiting for my turn at the library. 4mo
Avanders @JamieArc @squirrelbrain @Deblovestoread thank you!!! 😘🥰 And yes, he just keeps frowning!! 4mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ooh you know I love that one, but too soon! I need something that opens in October… after we move 😁😁 I hope you guys have a great one though…. 4mo
Avanders @AmyG you too! And I know — the new job just put my on my bootie for the past 6 months or so!! 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 4mo
Avanders @marleed ooh good to know! It‘s waiting for me at home… 🤩 4mo
Avanders @Bklover thank you!! ♥️😘 4mo
Avanders @Gissy to you too! 😘 4mo
Avanders @MommyOfTwo I‘m reallllly enjoying it! I hope you do too! 🤩 4mo
Chrissyreadit where are you moving to? 4mo
Avanders 🫣 3 weeks! I keep thinking it‘s *juuuust* about to get better. 😕 Just moving to an apartment :). You still interested in helping with #FFFS? @Chrissyreadit (edited) 4mo
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Chrissy!!!! Thank you so much!! I have been so unacceptably busy & crazy, & *such* a bum about Litsy & being in touch (even posting this dayzz after I rec‘d this!), & I appreciate SO MUCH this incredibly thoughtful, loving, & generous birthday gift!! Thank you for thinking of me & sending such fun & wonderful gifts! I love absolutely all of it! (sorry you can‘t see the candies - they were already in my belly when I took the pic 🫣)

Chrissyreadit Glad you like it- let me know what you think of the locally roasted coffee? I had a sample and was surprised by how much I liked it. 7mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit the coffee was so yummy! Thank you for sending… I love trying new coffees, as I‘m sure you know 😘🥰🥰 How‘ve you been?? I know I owe an email!! 7mo
jenniferw88 Hi, if you have it can you please drop me an email at irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk with the list of banned members for #litsyswaps? I know about lapreader 7mo
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BethM Thinking of you! 6mo
BethM I miss you 5mo
Avanders @BethM I miss you too!!! It‘s been so so so crazy, but I‘m positive there‘s a light now… I‘m actually gearing up to leave town for 3 weeks (chi and wi!) and don‘t even know where to begin processing that, mentally. 🤪 I‘m hoping everything calms down enough that I can return to the land of the living by this fall 🍁🍂♥️ Let me know how you and Wes and everything is! ♥️♥️ 5mo
Avanders @jenniferw88 hi I‘m so sorry I‘ve been so Mia! I assume this is too late and I hope you otherwise found it — but let me know if you want me to still share so you have it for future reference ♥️ 5mo
BethM I‘m glad you‘re seeing light! 3 weeks is hard you have all the pre work and the post work 😂 But it will be good for you to get away! We‘re good! About the same spot with the sleeping, but his language is expanding everyday which is so fun to watch! 5mo
jenniferw88 @Avanders if you could, that would be great - thank you! 5mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders how are you??? 5mo
Bklover Hello friend! I was just thinking I‘d you - I miss you on Litsy and just wanted to let you know!❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Avanders @jenniferw88 done! Sorry it took so long! 💗 5mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ahhhhh!! 😱 Better today. 😏😘 I‘m in Chicago in a BADLY needed break “from it all.” 😅🥹 How are *you*?! 5mo
Avanders @Bklover aww thanks lady! I miss you and Litsy too! I am super hoping this fall eases enough for me to resume some of life‘s lovely experiences (like Litsy). Meanwhile… I‘m going to post right now! 🥰♥️😘 5mo
jenniferw88 @Avanders thank you! Have received it! 5mo
Chrissyreadit i‘m so glad you‘re having a vacation!!!!! I‘m getting a lot done at my house. Excited to see everything finished over the next few weeks. Also hoping to have more time for reading soon. 5mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit I know, can you believe it?! And the road trip went shocking well!! 😅🥰 Ooh getting things done at the house sounds wonderful too!! Super exciting…. All fresh and new! 😄 Hope you get more time for reading soon too! ♥️♥️ 4mo
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@LibrarianRyan What a super fun surprise!! Er, should have been an un-surprise, but my brain is all mush lately, so it was a surprise. This book looks soooooooo good!!! (Delicious Monsters) And I‘m posting it alongside the one you sent from my wishlist. Thank you for your always-thoughtful and incredibly kind generosity — and Happiest of (un) Birthdays!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

LibrarianRyan Yeahh. I‘m jelly you for your copy first. Mine hasn‘t come in yet. 9mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan oh no! That‘s crazy!! Esp given our respective states 🫢🤯 9mo
BethM Just checking on you! 8mo
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Avanders @BethM hey lady! Oof other than being, apparently, the worst, I‘ve been doing ok? The job transition has been tough… not the work, so much, as the … um, people challenges? 😬 But it seems to be settling, in many respects. And .. I hope that it settles into something really good ☺️ How‘ve you been?? ♥️ 8mo
BethM I‘m glad it‘s settling! At least the work itself is good- when both are bad it‘s… ooof. We‘re doing ok! Still sleep and work challenges but we‘re making it through. 8mo
Avanders @BethM no kidding! It‘s so up and down, sometimes I feel completely energized and other times completely drained. 🫠 I know what you mean about sleep and work challenges — has he passed through this phase yet? 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 7mo
BethM Marginal improvement 😂 7mo
Avanders @BethM eeee that is *rough*!! Hope you‘re finding other times to rest, relax, and zone out! 🧘🏽‍♀️🩵 7mo
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Life: chaos.

Started a new job last Monday! It was a crazy week, but I‘m excited for the job! 😄 That‘s one of the many things life has thrown at me recently, thus my being nearly MIA here. Hope everyone is well!!

Reading the tagged… And we picked Case Study for this month‘s #RealLifeBookGroup - looks interesting! Has anyone read it?

Happy almost Valentine‘s Day everyone! 💘💘💘

Ruthiella Congratulations on the new job! I loved the 10mo
Bookzombie Congratulations on the new job! 10mo
vivastory Congrats on the new job! 10mo
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Librarybelle Congratulations on the new job! 10mo
Gissy Yes, congratulations ion your new job! 🎉👏 10mo
Leftcoastzen Congratulations! 10mo
squirrelbrain Congrats on the new job! Case Study will be great for a book club discussion. 10mo
Reggie Congrats on the new job! 10mo
CarolynM I read it for my IRL book group a few months ago. It didn't fo much for me but most of the rest of the group liked it. 10mo
BethM I was just thinking about missing you! Congrats! What are you doing now? 9mo
Chrissyreadit How is the new job? 9mo
Avanders @BethM missing you too! And I couldn‘t do #cbbc 🥺 The new job is NM Solicitor General - at the AG‘s office. 🤓🤓 It‘s been a lot, and I‘m not sure I love it yet… but I‘m trying to give it a real chance… 😬 How‘ve you been?? How‘s Wes? ♥️♥️ 9mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit it‘s… busy. And stressful. But not really for the reasons that I would‘ve expected .. I‘m working through a few things. And I guess still deciding if I‘m sticking around… 🙁 How‘ve you been?? ♥️♥️ 9mo
Chrissyreadit In my usual state of chaos. Seriously exhausted. But mostly good. Im not able to read without feeling distracted and it‘s driving me crazy…. 9mo
Chrissyreadit Feel free to email- I‘m curious about the job. Have you started packing? 9mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit man, I feel all of that! Chaos and exhaustion. Mental and emotional for me these days — not as much physical. In fact, I sit at a computer for too many hours in a row! 😵‍💫😵‍💫 I totally relate re reading. I‘m on book 4 for the year 🫠 Haven‘t really started packing, but we made a spreadsheet and feel remotely organized 😜 Will email more about the job … this week will provide some more key info, so after wed will be better… 9mo
BethM Wait moving? Feel free to include me on that email! I had to google the job, sounds like a lot and not a lot of person interaction? We‘re ok! Wes has been in a major sleep regression since dec 26 🙃 actually @Chrissyreadit has helped me a bunch ❤️ but we still have really broken sleep after anytime between 1030-230, just wish it would be after 230 more often 😂 9mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad it‘s better- I wonder if his nap is tricking his body that it doesn‘t need the longer sleep? @BethM 9mo
Chrissyreadit Ok I will wait patiently for the updates. 😘 9mo
Avanders @BethM Oooh yeah. I know. Moving. Again. But not til Aug.. It's just “on the horizon.“ Lol I'll include you in the email for sure! You know, the job *is* a lot. And though it's not a ton of personal interaction, the *kind* of personal interaction is a lot for me... it's intense!! But I'm still only a month in... Oooooh noooo that's a long sleep regression!! Hope it's sorted soon... so glad she was able to help! Do you know what's causing it? 🤔 9mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😂 I'm just trying not to jump to conclusions.... 😇😘😘 9mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM if it‘s helpful feel free to text anytime about sleep stuff (or to chat 😘😆) 9mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit I was just thinking about texting you today! I‘ll probably do so in the am. @Avanders I think mental growth- I think it‘s all imagination/fear type stuff. But he‘s at least going to sleep In his own room in his own bed now. That‘s a HUGE improvement on what we were dealing with. 9mo
Avanders @BethM awwwww 🥺 That‘s so hard. That‘s great that he‘s sleeping in his own bed now! If there‘s anything I can do, let me know. Otherwise, sending love and support!! 💖💖 9mo
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So sorry for such a long delay — I did *not* forget!! I just have been crazy busy 🤪🤪

I picked 4 names - you‘ll each receive a book, specially plucked from your wishlist, directly from the seller ☺️ Please email me at Leathy18 at gmail with your address. 🤗♥️

THANKS TO ALL for celebrating with me!

Meshell1313 Oh wow wow wow! Thank you so much! Super generous of you and congrats again on the amazing milestone! Super impressive and truly appreciated! 💖 10mo
Ruthiella Thank you so much! What a fantastic surprise for me to wake up to! 😊 10mo
TheDaysGoBy I totally forgot about this 😂 Thank you so much! I‘ll email you later today. So sweet and congrats again! 10mo
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BarbaraBB Thanks for organizing! 10mo
BookNAround How exciting! 10mo
BethM Hope things are well! We got snow this weekend ;) 10mo
Avanders @BethM I bet it‘s so beautiful!! 💙 It‘s been surprisingly chilly here in NM lately, but not much snow… 😒 10mo
Avanders @BookNAround @TheDaysGoBy @Ruthiella @Meshell1313 I am *mortified* that I haven‘t ordered your books yet!! So sorry - they will be coming soon!! I switched jobs and spent the past month wrapping up my old job — and then had my first week on the new job… but soon! I promise! ♥️ 10mo
Ruthiella No worries and no rush! ❤️ 10mo
Meshell1313 @Avanders No worries at all! 💝💝💝 10mo
BookNAround Definitely no rush! I still have to send @Meshell1313 her #lastfirst book too. Life happens to all of us. 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
Meshell1313 @BookNAround I feel so lucky and fortunate! No worries at all! 10mo
TheDaysGoBy @Avanders No rush! Life gets crazy. Hope your new job is going well! 10mo
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The Sunken City | Emma V. R. Noyes
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Oooh 🤩🤩 Thank you @Jjaxn95 for this wonderful and wonderfully wintry #Winterwonderlandswap package!! 💙🤍

I‘m so excited for the books, the socks are perfectly cozy, the candle smells amaaaazing, the treats sound delish, and those pens!!! I love both the colors and that they‘re scented!! Thank you!!


TheBookHippie Ooooo those pens!!!! 11mo
Chrissyreadit 1. Just stacked tagged book! 2.those pens!! 3. ❄️🤍❄️🤍💙❄️🤍❄️🤍 11mo
Avanders @TheBookHippie they‘re so great 😁 @Chrissyreadit I know - the book looks so fun! 💙❄️🤍 11mo
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Cytonic | Brandon Sanderson
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I started the year at a good rip, met my Goodreads goal, then hit a brick wall in my brain… I still managed to have some favorites. 🤩🤩

Here are my top 12 picks (favorite reads) for 2022. I‘ve noted which ones I ear-read, rather than eye-read. I know in at least 1 instance, it made a difference (Paris!). And yes, a romance novel made the list!

What‘re yours?

Reggie Space Unicorn Blues!!! Loved that book! 11mo
Avanders @Reggie right?! It totally took me by surprise 😁 A coworker gave me the 2nd for Christmas this year… 11mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Hey look at that!
I‘ve long planned to do a giveaway if/when I reached 100k & here we are!

So let‘s see… by 12/31/22 @ midnight US pacific time, add a comment here saying what your fave book of 2022 was, what you‘re most excited about in 2023, & if your Litsy TBR is a good source for book-picking (if not, what is?). I‘ll use a random-picker & send a book or 2… 😁

If Book depository ships to your country, then you‘re included!

Yay!! 💖💖

TheBookHippie So much thought provoking discussions with this book 11mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 One of my fave books this year was Lessons in Chemistry, I‘m looking forward to reading more books I already own next year, and I love my Litsy TBR! 11mo
BethM Omg yay!!! Litsy wouldn‘t be the same without you! 11mo
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BethM I loved the Love Hypothesis, and I‘m looking forward to getting just like magic bc my sister loved it and she generally dislikes romance. 11mo
wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 My fave 2022 was Ordinary Monsters. In 2023, I‘m looking forward to Magic Tides, a Kate Daniels novella releasing on 1/17. My Litsy TBR is up to date. 11mo
Jerdencon Congrats!!🎉my best book was the Lost girls of willowbrook and not even sure what I‘m looking forward to but my Litsy list is pretty up to date . Thanks! 11mo
RayHallucinogen That's insane. I'd say read any novel by Steinbeck, he is my favorite this year. So, yes, I'd 11mo
RayHallucinogen I like to pick a good old classic any time 11mo
LeeRHarry Congratulations 🎉 ok I‘ll call it 😏 my fave book of 2022 - Malibu Rising - in 2023 I‘m looking forward to all the buddy reads, readalongs and bookgroup reads 😊 my Litsy TBR is up to date. Thanks for the giveaway! 11mo
Twainy 🎉great achievement! 2022 - Dungeon Crawler Carl … 2023 - Play of Shadows … nope on the TBR, I have an Amazon Book Wishlist 😁 good luck with your next milestone! 🤗 11mo
TheKidUpstairs Congrats on your milestone! 🎉 My favourite read of 2022 was The Sleeping Car Porter, it 100% deserved its Giller win, the perfect blend of story, style, and substance. Next year in reading I'm looking forward to the new Cherie Dimaline coming out, and Tomb of Sand finally being available in Canada! And yes, my Litsy TBR is up to date 😁 Thanks for the opportunity for a cool giveaway! 11mo
KateReadsYA Congratulations and thank you so much for hosting a giveaway!! Favorite book of 2022 was A court of mist and fury and I'm Most excited to read Stardust in their veins by Laura Sebastian! My Litsy tbr is not currently up to date haha but I do have an Amazon wish list!! 🥰 11mo
Deblovestoread Congrats on the milestone 🎉! My favorite book today of 2022 was The Dance Tree. I‘m most looking forward to Demon Copperhead and my Litsy TBR is up to date. Thanks for the opportunity 😊 11mo
CBee Amazing milestone! My favorite of 2022 has to be Fresh Water for Flowers. I‘m excited to read the next Thursday Murder Club book, and Demon Copperhead! My Litsy TBR is up to date! 11mo
Born.A.Reader Congrats on such an accomplishment! 🙌 🎉 and I have to pick one?! Probably Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney. I'm excited to start working through my TBR series in 2023, and my Litsy TBR is woefully out of date, but my Goodreads is accurate. Thank you! 😊 11mo
Meshell1313 🙌🎉 Absolutely amazing! And thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! My favorite book of 2022 was This Woven Kingdom and in 2023 I‘m most excited for the sequel! I devoured most Mafi books all year. My Litsy TBR is up to date. Yay! 📚🤗 11mo
Read4life Congratulations on 100K+ 🎉🥳 My favorite book was The Inheritance Games by Barnes. I‘m most excited for book 4 in the Inheritance Games series. I love that my daughter enjoys reading them with me 🤓 My Litsy TBR is up to date. (edited) 11mo
BarbaraBB Great milestone! My favorite - I think - is This Time Tomorrow because I read it at just the right time for me. I am looking forward to 2023 because 2022 wasn‘t the best year and because I love starting new reading challenges. My Litsy TBR is up to date. Thank you for this giveaway 💜 11mo
UwannaPublishme Woo hoo!!! Congrats to you! 😘🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉📚📚📚 11mo
Jas16 🎉👏📚Congratulations on your milestone and thanks for hosting such s great giveaway! I am probably most excited about either the new Emily Henry or the new Leigh Bardugo. Litsy TBR is up to date My favorite book read in 2022 was 11mo
mabell Congratulations! That‘s a big number! 😄🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Scochrane26 1) 2022– The Anthropocene Reviewed 2) excited about the next Lady Sherlock coming out in the spring of 2023 3) yes, my Litsy tbr is the best place to find books I don‘t own that I want to read. 11mo
Cinfhen Congrats on achieving this milestone 🫶🏼and thanks for hosting a #giveaway 🥳 so hard to pick a favorite book but I‘m going with one that really left an impression and one I‘m really looking forward to is Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld 11mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🎆 and thanks for hosting a giveaway to celebrate 🍾 My favorite book of 2022 was The Witch's Heart or Song of Achilles and I'm really looking forward to Hell Bent. 11mo
wordslinger42 Congratulations!! My favorite book of 2022 (although it's hard to choose!) was Child of Light by Terry Brooks. In 2023, I'm most excited about publishing the first book in my epic fantasy series! My Litsy TBR is a good place to look for books, but I could also email you a short list of ideas if I won 📚 Thank you for hosting 😊 11mo
LeahBergen Congrats on the big number! 🎉🎉 Woohoo! 🎉🎉 Let‘s see … my favourite read of the year was an oldie called Christopher and Columbus by Elizabeth von Arnim (with several others coming in a close second!). I‘m looking forward to many more Litsy buddy reads and swaps in 2023! My Litsy TBR is pathologically up-to-date and consists of all unowned books. 😆 Happy New Year to you and thanks for this fun and thoughtful giveaway. 😘😘 11mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🍾 My favorite read of 2022 was Miss Buncle‘s Book (D.E. Stevenson). In 2023, I‘m looking forward to my personal reading challenge for my 50th year. 😁 My Litsy TBR is good for finding books I want to read that I don‘t already own, at least for the most recent 50 or so. 😆 Thanks for hosting this thoughtful giveaway! 11mo
TieDyeDude Whoo! 2022 - All About Me by Mel Brooks. 2023 - Lone Women by Victor Lavalle. Litsy TBR is okay, GoodReads is edited more often. 11mo
Gissy Congratulations!📚📚📚📚🎉🎊👏👏👏 11mo
CarolynM Congratulations on reaching this milestone🎉👏 and thank you for the giveaway opportunity 🙏 The book I feel most affection for this year is Greta & Valdin by Rebecca O‘Reilly, a book from New Zealand & a gift from @Centique when I was lucky enough to spend a day with her in October. In 2023 I‘m most excited for Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko. My Litsy TBR is the books I want to read & don‘t own. Thanks again & Happy New Year to you & yours 💕 11mo
Hooked_on_books Congrats and thanks for doing this! Best book of 2022 is Ed Yong‘s An Immense World. Absolutely incredible book! Most excited for Justin Cronin‘s new release in 2023, The Ferryman. And yes, my Litsy TBR works great! 11mo
BookNAround My favorite of 2022 was Love and Saffron by Kim Fay. I‘m looking forward to finding some more little gems (the books that others don‘t often find because they don‘t have a big marketing budget behind them) that I can introduce others to. As for finding books for me, I have an appallingly long Amazon wishlist. 11mo
BennettBookworm Congratulations!! Wow! And thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity! I think my fave from this year was True Biz by Sara Novic! And I‘m most excited to start 2023 with the final Beartown book, The Winners by Backman 😭❤️☺️ and yes my Litsy TBR is now a wishlist of books I don‘t own :) Thank you again! 11mo
Ruthiella Congratulations on reaching 100k! 🥳 I really loved Going Postal which I read in 2022 and was the 3rd Terry Pratchett title for me and which cemented my love of him. I. 2020 I‘m looking forward to the 2023 Tournament of Books and reading the shortlist. My Goodreads TBR is more accurate than Litsy! 11mo
julieclair Wow, Congrats!! That‘s a wonderful achievement. My favorite book of 2022 was Salt to the Sea, which was a #LiteraryCrew Buddy read. For 2023, I‘m excited to be more intentional about my reading, and less like a ping pong ball, lol. Thanks for kindly hosting this fun giveaway. It‘s a great way to celebrate with you! My Litsy TBR is up to date. 💙 11mo
TheDaysGoBy Congrats! So cool! My favorite book might actually be When Books Went to War - I found it so fascinating! I‘m looking forward to getting back into a real rhythm reading again in 2023. 2022 my reading slipped quite a bit but it‘s picked up the last few months so hoping I can keep that going. My Litsy TBR should be good 11mo
bthegood Congratulations and thanks - Favorite book of 2022 The Music Shop - looking forward to another year - just grateful for everything - TBR is current. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Congratulations!!! So many fabulous book recommendations on this post!! I think my favorite read of 2022 may have actually been Great Northern? by Arthur Ransome, the final Swallows & Amazons book (published in 1947). It was just so, so delightful. I had never read the series before and wish there were more of them!! I don't really look ahead to upcoming books, just stumble across them as the year goes on 😂 but my Litsy TBR is up to date!! 11mo
Chrissyreadit CONGRATULATIONS 🎉🎊 Now I need to read all your comments!!! This was a fun post 🎉❄️💙😘💙❄️🎉 11mo
AsYouWish Congratulations!! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! So sweet! I read so many good books in 2022 it is difficult to narrow it down, but I fell in love with The Order of Ravens and Wolves series! I am looking forward to Riley Sager‘s new book in 2023. My Litsy TBR is pretty up to date. 11mo
Gissy Congratulations 🎉🎊 🥳 📚📚📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏👏👏 11mo
Gissy My fav book in 2022? Difficult 😳I have many Ivwill say: Hamnet
🎄2023 I have new goals for different aspects of my life, a positive attitude to face life, work in some projects to have space for my books; goals for new events in sports, that means to be more disciplined. I‘m planning some minor changes in my appearance like hair style. 2023 means changes and working to reach an internal harmony🧘🏽‍♀️ Happy 2023 @Acabders 🎉🥰
peanutnine Congratulations on this accomplishment! 🎉 My favorite book of 2022 was A Strange and Stubborn Endurance. For 2023 I'm most looking forward to the release of TJ Klune's newest book In the Lives of Puppets. My Litsy TBR is mostly up to date. Thanks for doing a giveaway! ☺️ 11mo
Bklover Just made it! Congratulations on your 100k!🥳🥳. I think my favorite of 2022 was The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn! Couldn‘t pick one single book but my TBR is up to date and I can‘t wait for The Spare by Prince Harry! (edited) 11mo
Avanders *trying to tag everyone — if you‘ve been tagged multiple times — sorry!! Will check in later and try to fix…. 11mo
TheBookHippie I think I was first comment ! ♥️ 11mo
Avanders *and* (continued) @BarbaraBB @Jas16 @Scochrane26 @Cinfhen @BookwormAHN @wordslinger42 @LeahBergen @MaureenMc @TieDyeDude @CarolynM @Hooked_on_books @BookNAround @BennettBookworm @Ruthiella @julieclair @TheDaysGoBy @bthegood @TheAromaofBooks @AsYouWish @Gissy @peanutnine @Bklover Thanks everyone for entering and all your book “suggestions” 😁 Love the things we‘re looking forward to in 2023 (many books ;)) Will post winner(s) later! ♥️♥️ 11mo
Avanders @TheBookHippie I think that‘s right! 😘♥️ 11mo
KateReadsYA 🎆❤️ 11mo
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All ready for 2023‘s reading journey — these are the ~120 books I can pick from (plus for my #reallifebookgrouo). Not that I can read that many books in a year (yet! Someday my life won‘t be too busy 😜), but it helps to somewhat limit my choices. 😳

As for the rest? Imma have to cullll my books again this next year 😥 bc we‘re moving next year! (Again 😬🫣)

Happy Holidays all!! Hope you‘re staying safe & are finding quiet moments of peace❄️💙🌺

kspenmoll Happy Holidays to you! How to choose??! 11mo
Avanders @kspenmoll for the shelf? It‘s a combination of a “spark joy” sort of consideration and trying to make sure I‘m mixing new and old & mixing genres. As for in the moment? 💯 mood-based 😁 11mo
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Thank you @magyklyXdelish for this perfect book selection and, what I know you didn‘t know, but are my absolute favorite chocolates!!!!! I‘m originally from Wisconsin, and I miss these! I gasped when I opened the box and saw them ? Happy Jólabókaflód!! ?❄️?

And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting and organizing my favorite swap all year! Happy Jólabókaflód to you! ♥️??? #jolabokaflodswap

JamieArc How cool! Happy Jolabokaflod! 11mo
magyklyXdelish That‘s awesome!! I wanted to get you something local and seroogy‘s is our pride and joy lol I‘m so happy you got a piece of home ♥️ 11mo
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The Midnight Girls | Alicia Jasinska
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Oooh thank you @Bookgoil for this fabulous #jolabokaflodswap selection!! Im@so excited for this book! Jenny Lawson first recommended it and I‘ve been wanting it ever since! Glad to hear you loved it! And the orange slices are so yummy ?? And love the chocolate marshmallows too! Thank you and Happy Jólabókaflód!! ?❄️?

BethM That reminds me of those chocolate oranges you can crack open! 11mo
Bookgoil Can‘t wait to hear what you think when you read it 🥰 11mo
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Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! ❄️🎄🌺

Thank you so much @MaleficentBookDragon for this amazing #LMPBC/#holidaycheer package!! I‘m so excited for the books — & husband is also super geeked on the tagged book 😁😁 &2 of my fave coffees! ❤️‍🔥🤤 I 💗 the mug, coaster, & socks, & the chocolates & tea smell/sound delish! Also buggy & I will be painting this reindeer mug together on Christmas!

Thank you!! I‘m so blessed to call you Friend.

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! It almost makes up for be being so late returning your book. 😉 I love James Hoffman. I‘m about a third off the way through the book myself. Happy Holidays! I‘m also thrilled we‘ve become friends. 11mo
BethM Love it! 11mo
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The Book Exchange | Pryor, OK (Bookstore)
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Yay!! Received this #jolabokaflodswap package from @magyklyXdelish today!! Can‘t wait!


Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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Oh @Chrissyreadit - what a wonderful winter holiday gift!! Thank you so much — and for always being so sweet & thoughtful - I‘m grateful for your friendship! I had a … very rough & tumble week, ending with more bad news (on the car front), & these gifts were such an appreciated lift me up! 🤗💙❄️🤍😘

Also, how cool to have used @Rachel.Rencher ‘s mystery book shop on Etsy - I love it and I‘m so excited to read this book! 🤩

Thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️

julieclair Love this! 11mo
Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️hope you get time to relax tomorrow 11mo
Rachel.Rencher Enjoy!! 🥰🥰📚 11mo
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The Christmas Town | Donna VanLiere
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Yay received my first (of 2 :)) #jolabokaflodswap packages! From … @Bookgoil ? Basing it off name on return… ? #jólabókaflód

Also, look at this great idea for gifts! Teachers? Office? ???

And look at how big my tiny baby is!! He‘s practically a man ?????

AmyG Adorable! 12mo
Avanders @AmyG 😘♥️ 12mo
Bklover Oh I Love the sunglasses!! Looks all grown up! 12mo
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Gissy Adorable!🥰 12mo
Bookgoil Yes from me! Sorry I‘ve been sick and keep forgetting to post! ❤️ 11mo
Avanders @Bookgoil 👏🏽👏🏽 no worries - can‘t wait! ♥️🥰 Hope you feel better soon! 11mo
Chrissyreadit Super cute- both your son and gift idea 11mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit 😁😘 Though I can‘t take credit for that idea… found it on… I think FB? 11mo
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Thank you so much @AmyG - your sweet thoughtfulness & generosity are so appreciated! 💙🤍💙 The card & bookmark are beautiful, & I‘m so excited for this book!! 🥰😘

Also ready to send out #WinterWonderlandSwap #WWS & #Jolabokaflodswap pkgs (Chelle - lmk if I have a 2nd to send!).. & finally sending #coffeebeanbookclub #cbbc last pkg (Chrissy -I think I tracked down the book on Litsy - Apple cider slaying? I never rec‘d it! 🫢) & #LMPBC last pkg😅

TheBookHippie 💙❄️💙 12mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no!!! So you never got your last cbbc package? 12mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit it‘s so weird - I got *my* book back (seashells, spells, and caramels), but I never received the Apple cider slaying book! I wonder if that‘s why everyone was so surprised we were on our last month… we lost a book along the way!! 😧 12mo
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Chrissyreadit Ohh! That makes sense! I‘m going to look and see what happened. So odd. I‘m not bothered though. Sometimes things happen. 12mo
Chrissyreadit I wonder if it was lost in mail to PR because of the storms at the time. 12mo
Chrissyreadit Do you think there will be another round? 12mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit ooh I wonder - that‘s possible! Do we know who was sending there? And I don‘t know! Nicole seems to be taking a longer break than usual… maybe we‘ll start up again sometime next year ☺️ 12mo
AmyG Yay! Enjoy, my sweet friend. 😘 12mo
Avanders @AmyG 😘♥️ 12mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon 2nd #jolabokaflodswap package sent directly from Amazon, set to arrive on Thursday! 😘 12mo
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Hi litsy friends! What is your Winter Season Aesthetic? This is mine!
#winterwonderlandswap #winteraesthetic #wws


Chrissyreadit ❄️😍❄️😍❄️ 12mo
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Whew! The end of 2022 is flying by CRAZY fast!!!
I‘m reading Tomorrow, & tomorrow, & tomorrow 🤗 Still striving for better reading focus…

We picked the tagged for our end-of-Jan #RealLifeBookClub book…

Decorated a tree — minimal decos overall since we‘re traveling for the holidays this year…

#BOTM #BookoftheMonth picks…

Oh & loooved this fun holiday cup from #DutchBrothers… and the candy cane cocoa inside! 🥰

Happy December everyone! ❄️💙🌬️

AmyG What a lovely tree. How are you liking Tomorrow….? 12mo
Trashcanman Beautiful 12mo
Sleepswithbooks Your tree is awesome! 12mo
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Avanders @AmyG Really enjoying it so far!! It‘s been a challenging season for me, but this one seems to be keeping my focus anyway … always an impressive feat these days! 😉😁 12mo
AmyG It recently finished it. A bery good book. Happy to hear you are enjoying it! Happy Holidays 😘 12mo
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Winter Wonderland | Dick Smith, Felix Bernard
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Last day to sign up!!

#WinterWonderlandSwap #wws

A swap to celebrate Winter. Or Cozy. Or Warmth. Or Cold.

melissajayne Are there any more big swaps for the Christmas season? I was kicked out of this swap!! 12mo
melissajayne Why did you kick me out of the swap?!?! I WANT TO BE INCLUDED!!! 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon Damn. Missed this one completely. 12mo
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Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon oh no!! I didn‘t tag anyone bc I didn‘t want any added Christmastime pressure…. But I should have! Oh but also, on a separate note, I signed up twice for Jólabókaflód and got 1 match — that‘s totes cool, but I just wanted to make sure I wasn‘t missing 1! Let me know ☺️? 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders you should have gotten 2. Let me check my emails. 12mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon any update on 1 vs 2 matches? 🫢 12mo
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Winter Wonderland | Paper & Cloth
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#WinterWonderlandSwap #WWS ❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️

This is a fast turn around due to timing!! A swap for anvone who wants to celebrate Winter- inside or outside!


Scochrane26 Can I join in even though I dislike winter weather? 12mo
Avanders @Scochrane26 yes! I think a lot of people don‘t love winter weather… 😁😘 @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Scochrane26 I love enjoying it from my couch under a blanket 😆 12mo
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Deblovestoread Yay! So excited! 12mo
TheBookHippie @Scochrane26 YES & maybe this will help❄️❄️❄️💙💙💙 12mo
Scochrane26 @Chrissyreadit That‘s exactly how I enjoy it, too! Sometimes with my cat cuddling with me. 12mo
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Coffeehouse Angel | Suzanne Selfors
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Oh my gosh I‘m such a bum!!! I received this super wonderful package from @Gissy for #CoffeeBeanBookClub #cbbc and still haven‘t posted! Sorry and thank you!!! Everything is perfect and wonderful and sooo appreciated. The rock kit is so perfect for buggy!! You are the best!! ♥️♥️♥️

Gissy I‘m happy you liked everything! 🥰 13mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 13mo
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The Wilderwomen | Ruth Emmie Lang
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Ok well look, I never claimed to have any self-control w/ books! #BookoftheMonth #BOTM selections 🤩

And @Deblovestoread , what a lovely surprise!! I love this! It really made my day. Thank you for your thoughtfulness! ♥️♥️♥️

Happy Halloween everyone!!

ICantImReading I also got The Wilderwomen and The Cloisters, and I‘m reading Thistlefoot now (from my October box). I‘m loving it so far! 🏚🍗🍗 🎃 13mo
Avanders @ICantImReading yay!! Glad you‘re loving it so far 😁 new books are a o exciting! 😄 13mo
BethM That‘s why you‘re here -none of us do ;) 13mo
Avanders @BethM 🤭 so true! 13mo
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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Oooh @mcipher what an amazing #BasicWitchSwap #bws package!! I absolutely adore everything!! The books are perfect selections & I can‘t wait to read them! The candies: so yummy; the 🍄 lip balm is too cute; the little tray is perfect for my ring and hair clips; the pin is 🤩; that card game sounds right up my alley; & the teas smell delish! And that candle!!! Amazing 😍🥰🖤 Thank you so much!!

Avanders And thanks to @sprainedbrain for hosting such a fun swap again! 😘♥️ 13mo
5feet.of.fury The candle is gorgeous! 13mo
mcipher Oh I‘m so glad you liked it!!! Our Crooked Hearts blew my mind, I loved it so much. I hope you feel the same way!! 13mo
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sprainedbrain This is awesome! ❤️ 13mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! ❤️ 13mo
Avanders @5feet.of.fury isn‘t it though?! 😍 @mcipher ooooh I can‘t wait to read it!! 😄 @sprainedbrain @UwannaPublishme 🥰🥰♥️ 13mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 13mo
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The Clockwork Girl | Anna Mazzola
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Have started too many… still struggling to really focus… re-committing! Want to actually finish all of these … soon!! 🤓🤓

ju.ca.no I feel that! I have also started too many but also hope to finally finish some of them🙈 13mo
JamieArc I always do that this time of year! So many books I want to read so i can‘t help myself and start way too many! 13mo
Avanders @ju.ca.no it‘s so hard to resist! 🫣🫠 @JamieArc so true — fall & winter books catch my eye harrrrrd 🤤🤤🤤 13mo
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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Ooooh thank you @Skygoddess1 for this perfectly All Hallows‘ Eve #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS package! I‘m soo excited for the Boogeyman book!! And Flight 171 sounds right up my alley! Also, perfect choices for the chocolate — thank you so much!!!

And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this always fab swap!! ♥️😘

Winterset Hollow | Jonathan Edward Durham
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What. A **perfect** #NightmareMakerSwap package!!! You picked the perfect activity for our house! The pumpkin carving book and kit — amazing! 🎃👏🏽👏🏽 And the tagged book looks sooo good!!

And your activity: the bookmarks you made are gorgeous - you are so talented!!

And of course I love the treats & socks too! Thank you @Readergrrl !! 🎃♥️🎃🖤🎃🧡🎃

And thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting such a fun swap!! #NMS

Readergrrl I‘m so glad! I thought long and hard about the craft for you to do. Originally, I was thinking about a knitting or crocheting project, but your comments about time struck home with me! Have fun!! 13mo
Avanders @Readergrrl it is so appreciated—my son was so excited when he saw it all, he said he wanted to make a pumpkin immediately 😄😍 Thank you so much!! 🎃🖤😘😘 13mo
Readergrrl The bookmarks were fun and quick! I was laboring to finish a 6x6 oil painting of Frankenstein‘s Creature (my favorite “monster”), but something was wrong with my oils; they just weren‘t drying! Ugh. But, ironically, the bookmarks were so much more fun: picking lines from my favorite scary books, sketching and painting, even selecting the little stone weights and matching their colors to the watercolors. I want to make more thematic collections! 13mo
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Avanders @Readergrrl they‘re sooooooo pretty - I love them so much!! I enjoy painting (acrylic), but am not particularly talented 😏 I love the thematic nature of the bookmarks, too — are you on Etsy? 13mo
Readergrrl No, not on Etsy. Im definitely not at that level! 😂😂😂 13mo
squirrelbrain Such a fun package! 13mo
Avanders @Readergrrl after seeing those bookmarks… imma have to disagree!! 😘😘 13mo
Avanders @squirrelbrain so much fun! 😄🎃🖤 13mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan right?! So perfect! 🧡🎃🖤 13mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 13mo
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Received a package - I assume it‘s Litsy, but I‘m not sure if it‘s #AllHallowsReadSwap or #NightmareMakerSwap 🤷🏽‍♀️😯😄 @MaleficentBookDragon @LibrarianRyan any clue? It‘s from an Ashley…

Also - this book looks fun! Anyone read it??

julieclair This book looks so good! Just added to my TBR stack. 📚 13mo
LibrarianRyan It's not nightmare maker. it was just shipped. 13mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan ok thanks! 😁 13mo
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Avanders @julieclair I know right?! 🤩 13mo
BethM The cover and synopsis both look great! 13mo
Skygoddess1 It‘s HHS, I realized after I got home from the post office I forgot to write what it was for, sorry 13mo
Avanders @Skygoddess1 no worries but…. I think it‘s All Hallows‘ Read Swap — hopefully! I didn‘t sign up for HHS in time this year 🫢 13mo
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The Clockwork Girl | Anna Mazzola
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#TMW it‘s finally cold enough to read in front of a fire…


mabell I love it! 😍 14mo
BethM Jealous! Hubs won‘t let me use ours bc he‘s afraid we‘ll burn the house down 😂 13mo
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Lute | Jennifer Marie Thorne
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Fun book day yesterday in the mail!! Received my #fantasticstrangelingsbookclub book (tagged), the book I ordered from #Aardvarkbookclub plus the free one they sent this month… and received my #BasicWitchSwap #bws package!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Yay!

Hope everyone is enjoying their fall! 🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁

sprainedbrain 🥳🥳 14mo
Chrissyreadit What do you think of Aardvark? And Lute? 13mo
Avanders @Chrissyreadit I love Aardvark so far - such a great idea, and I love that they made such an effort, despite some shipping snafus their first month — and really more than made up for it a free books! They are also really responsive. We‘re about to go into month 2, so we‘ll see! Lute is so pretty, but I haven‘t been able to read (anything) in so long… hopefully I can break this slump (curse), and get back to it soon! ♥️♥️ 13mo
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Welp, after years of saying I just don‘t like romance, here I am, breaking a *serious* reading slump with this… to be fair, this one is Rom-*com* … 😬🥸

Reggie Horror or romance have always been my go to slump breakers. And this author, she‘s hilarious. 14mo
Avanders @Reggie I can see why! And I totally agree!! 😄♥️ 14mo
Reggie Lol I loved her Star Wars and cat puns. 14mo
Avanders @Reggie lol yes! She is unapologetic about it! 😂 14mo
BethM Still romance 😂😂😂😂 I loved Love Hypothesis I can‘t wait to read this own! 13mo
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My attention span issue is getting me into a little bit of trouble… I wasn‘t able to finish Night of the Living Deed before I had to send it on… but I bought it so I can finish it anyway! I *am* enjoying it! And I‘m hoping to finish Wine & Roquefort before I have to send *that* one in… just a couple days!

But I‘m also happily reading the School (horrifying!), and I have the other 2 that I‘m waiting to get back to once my holds come up!


julieclair The Night of the Living Deed arrived today, plus the wonderful surprise bonus (tagged)! ? Thank you! That one has been on my TBR for awhile. I'll pass it along to another Litten once I'm done. I'm sorry you didn't have time to finish "Deed" before you had to send it. I am embarrassed to admit that I have the last book from my Round 14 (!) LMPBC that I still haven't finished. I need to follow your example: buy a copy & return the original. ? 14mo
Avanders @julieclair yay!! I‘m really enjoying it (the School book) - tho as I say, horrifying! Lol I don‘t know that it‘s the better example … I have too many books on my “finish” pile right now! What I *need* to do is focus… 🤔😁😘 14mo
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No pics of pkgs, but various things mailed!
#LMPBC sent! @julieclair @MaleficentBookDragon @Deblovestoread

#BasicWitchSwap sent! @sprainedbrain (2 packages - 1 media, 1 priority)

#AllHallowsReadSwap sent! @MaleficentBookDragon (plus a little something-something for you, Chelle :))

julieclair Love this pic! 🧡🖤 14mo
Avanders @julieclair it‘s so cute, right?! 🎃👻😘 14mo
sprainedbrain Wonderful! 14mo
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AmyG I am in Croatia and got notice that I received a package from Albuquerque….so if it‘s from you, I got a box. Not home until Thurs! 14mo
Avanders @AmyG 😁😁😁 it‘s 1 of 2 from me! 👏🏽👏🏽 14mo
AmyG I will let you know when I get an email that the other one arrived. Thank you 😘 14mo
Avanders @AmyG you bet! I was so excited to get you for #BWS 😁😘😘 @sprainedbrain 14mo
AmyG Ha! I was so excited when I saw the box was from Albuquerque. 👏🏻🥰 14mo
AmyG And I just got notice that the second box arrived. I am home tomorrow and will pick up on Thursday and post. Thank you! 14mo
Avanders @AmyG yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽 And thanks for the update 😁😘 14mo
LibrarianRyan avanders, I think I just missed the post and can't find it, but did you send your nightmare Maker swap package? 14mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan yes! Sorry - I didn‘t separately post - I just responded to the post on your page 🫢🫣 14mo
LibrarianRyan @Avanders Sorry, I reread those this morning and still missed it. I blame Mondays. Forgive me. 14mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan lol no worries! Happens to me too!! 😘 14mo
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The Marvels | Brian Selznick
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And oh my goodness @sblbooks what a wonderful and wonderfully fall jack…olantern #fffs package!!! The tagged book is stunning, & I‘m so excited to read the other 2 as well! Those bookmarks 😍😍😭😍 —they‘re so fall perfect!! I love the mug you chose - so perfectly fall! The scarf is so lovely, & I can‘t wait to dig into those yummmmy treats!! Thank you!!! 🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️

Ps your wrapping was so beautiful, I had to show that off too!! 😘

sblbooks I'm glad you loved everything. I had fun picking it out. 🍎🍁🌰 1y
sblbooks You better get some tissues for A Monster Calls! It was a five star pick for me. I haven't read the other two. I enjoyed Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. 1y
Avanders @sblbooks yes, love it all!!! And oooh good to know re A Monster Calls! 🫢🥲 1y
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Yay!! It‘s #FallingforFallSwap #fffs open day!
Thank you @BeaG for this perfect Cozy-cozy package!! I‘m soooo excited for this book, and that cup is goooorgeous!! I love the cup cozy too - so cute! Thank you!!! 🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁🍂♥️🍁

Happy Fall!

AmyG Great cup! 1y
S3V3N I‘m glad you liked it! 1y
Avanders @BeaG so much!!! 🍂🍁♥️😘 1y
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LeahBergen I love the cup! 😍 1y
Gissy I will post a picture tomorrow! No electricity here right now and early today I had problems with Celular. But I loved everything. I received @Catsandbooks Did you paint the card? 1y
Catsandbooks @Gissy I'm glad you liked everything! I'm trying to remember the card I sent... 🤦🏼‍♀️ if I signed the back of it then yes I did 😂 I'm glad to hear that you are safe! If you need anything please let me know! 💕 1y
BethM That cup ❤️ 1y
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