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Apothecary in 1791. Mudlarking in the present day.
The two are tied together when Caroline discovers a blue vial in the Thames River while mudlarking. She eventually figures out the vial came from an apothecary. I ADORED reading this!!! #netgalley

tpixie @TideLineArt is a mudlarker on Twitter lots mud lark The Thames.... 2y
Betty @tpixie thanks for mentioning her on Twitter, I‘ll be following her. The author Penner mentions @flo_finds on Instagram who is also a mudlarker. 2y
tpixie @Betty fun! Thx! 2y
tpixie @Betty I just looked & @tidelineart is also on Twitter and follows @flo_finds ! 2y
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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What is August‘s #BOTM ? Who usually has the spoilers for the next month? Thanks.

Megabooks @swishandflick know anything? 2y
JamieArc The clues were super vague this month - they only said Book 1, Book 2, etc. There‘s a theory that the number has to do with the title (so maybe book 5 is for Lions of 5th Avenue). This is why there aren‘t solid guesses yet. We know what Jenna‘s pick will be, which is usually a BOTM. There‘s a BOTM Spoiler group on Facebook where people share ideas too. (edited) 2y
swishandflick @Megabooks The only spoiler I'm aware of so far is The Comeback (since that's set to be Jenna's pick for August, and her picks are available through BOTM). Other than that not sure yet! (edited) 2y
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Betty @JamieArc I‘ve tried to find the FB BOTM spoiler group. 926612834 but it won‘t let me find it 2y
ValerieAndBooks Long time no see! Hope all is well for you. After the BOTM app started working again, it said check back on August 1st (after I click on the number of credits available button). Long time to wait 😬 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife I‘m hoping they put them up tomorrow. 2y
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On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan
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Thanks to @MaGoose for the #winterswap book and bookmark! Looks like an interesting read. #litsylove

danielb12 I love this one 3y
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. Joined about 4 years ago
2. @Suzze
3. Read more for sure. But have cut back a lot. Addicted to Twitter now
4. Thrillers, suspense, some bios
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
5. Thanks for the tags @JenlovesJT47 and @tpixie

Eggs Thanks for playing 📚💕🤗 3y
tpixie @Betty ♥️📚♥️ 3y
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Big Lies in a Small Town | Diane Chamberlain
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Thanks to @StMartinsPress for this ARC. I‘m enjoying this. You make a difference in the world of publishing.

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What Now? | Ann Patchett

Amazon opening across street from Ann Patchett‘s store. The difference between the two. #parnassusbooks https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/what-happens-when-amazon-opens-across-...

vivastory I've been contemplating an Amazon boycott. News like this is definitely not helping their case. 3y
LibrarianRyan @vivastory I will be happy to have you in my amazon boycott. I do not buy books from them. Some other stuff, but nothing reading or literature related. 3y
Booksnchill Parnassus is my local independent- I think they will be fine- their customer base is loyal and their author events are amazing. Amazon will get the customers they would get anyway as Parnassus does not discount books- and hasn‘t needed to. #IndieStrong 3y
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Layover | David Bell
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Where'd she go? He wants to find her!

Joshua practically lives in airports because of all the mandatory traveling for work. He hates flying so he pops Valium along with a drink before each flight. In an airport bar at a layover, he meets a woman. She's mysterious, wears a hat and sunglasses covering her face. They hit it off, then she walks away. #netgalley

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This fun novel is told in lists. I texted this quote to my daughter who is a gummy candy connoisseur. She texted back the photo of what‘s in her kitchen. #netgalley @StMartinsPress

Chili 🤣 3y
tpixie Fun!!! 3y
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A short short story from Amazon‘s Disorder collection. When I finished it I let out a sad “oh” 😟. Http://amazon.com/Disorder

ValerieAndBooks I'm intrigued! I looked and it's $1.99 (I don't have amazon prime; think it would be free with that). Have you read the others in the collection (all six for $5.94)? Wondering if it's worthwhile.
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Betty @ValerieAndBooks I haven‘t read the other 5 stories yet. I don‘t think the story is worth $1.99 plus tax. So short! 3y
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A long day of driving from the beach after loading the car —- and I find this surprise from @Kaylamburson This is a delight for me for many reasons. I like the card too. Thanks so much! #litsylove

Kaylamburson So glad it arrived safely!! Welcome home, and I hope you enjoy the read!!! 3y
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McGlue | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Drink. DRINK! The need, craving and obsession for a drink!
Add foggy memories too.
What really happened?
Drink.

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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the envelope arrived this way—- but the postcard-note and the bookmark are in perfect condition! I had to smile— you wrote on the outside of the envelope “Please Don‘t Bend” so they tore it. Beautiful bookmark and card! #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh my!!!!! I can‘t believe the contents were intact!!!! 🤣🤣🤣💜💜💜💜 4y
BookwormAHN Mine arrived today looking a lot like that. Fortunately the bookmark and card are fine. I wonder what the usps is doing with our letters 😸 4y
Kaylamburson Hi!! Have you happened to receive a surprise package from me for #LitsyLove? I didn't have tracking as it was USPS, but another package I sent at the same time was lost 😥 3y
Betty @Kaylamburson I‘m at the beach for the week; I asked my daughter and she said a package that seemed to be a book came on Monday. Will be back late tmw and let you know. Thanks! 3y
Kaylamburson Oh wonderful!! Enjoy the beach 🏖 hopefully you get lots of reading time!! 3y
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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4 women work in the legal department of a large corp. A spreadsheet with names of sleazy men is passed around by email. Their boss‘ name is added to The BAD Men List. The women have to deal with the repercussions.
They cope with today's issues that also affect you and me. Some mini-essays cover success, motherhood, being nosy, judging, periods, guilt, fear of violence, & secrets. Well-written book. My favorite of 2019. Thanks, #NetGalley!

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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“We had complicated relationships with our bodies, while at the same time insisting that we loved them unconditionally. We were sure we had better, more important things to do than worry about them, but the slender yoga bodies of moms in Lululemon at school pickup taunted us.”

AmyG Ijust got The Whisper Network in the mail. Are you enjoying it? 4y
Betty Yes @AmyG I‘m enjoying it. Only on chapter 5 though. 4y
AmyG Good to know. Thanks! Hope you enjoy it all. 4y
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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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More #LitsyLove and #jb I‘m so blessed thanks to @ScientistSam @throwmeabook @IndoorDame @EH2018 and one more whose name/username I couldn‘t read.

MandaMT I have this postcard set! I love it! I‘m glad there‘s two of each card- that way I can send one and keep one. 3y
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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tracey38 ✉💜✉ 4y
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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Suspenseful with twists. Who to trust? An open ending worth discussing. Thanks #netgalley and @StMartinsPress

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Tanisha_A All of them are so pretty and colourful! 😍 4y
CBee @Betty I got your card just the other day, I think ours crossed in the mail! 😁♥️ 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 4y
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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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1. tagged
2. Church then bridge game
3. Not really; but Aunt Nell was quick to find them. After she died, the family put a 4-leaf clover on her headstone.
4. Twice
5. @Moodyreader
#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 4y
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Got Teens? | Jill Savage
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1. Suffice to say the Nineties were the Teen decade in our house. Older child turned thirTEEN on Jan 1, 1990. Younger child left his teens in autumn 1999.
5. Tagging another mom of teens in the 90‘s @Suzze

#frideas

Crazeedi My girls were in their teens...😉 4y
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Spending the morning writing cards and postcards. I‘ve treasured these from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kdgordon88 @EH2018 @phatsallylee @dariazeoli @Morr_Books @Jas16 @catebutler @TheBookHippie Letters and cards are a lost art📉 because of today‘s quick technology. My mother, grandmother and aunts wrote LOTS of letters. 📫🖌. #jb #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree!! I keep every one I receive!! 💗💗💗 4y
Yellowpigeon Those panda stickers are amazing 4y
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1. Playing bridge and other card games. Making cards. Reading Twitter
2. Psychological suspense, memoirs
3. cats: Starbucks and Java. Dog Tibor (his mom came from Siberia and his dad from Hungary)
4. Yes. All are unowned
5. No. Am trying to downsize and reduce clutter
6. I write postcards for postcardstovoters.org

#litsylovesurvey #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 4y
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The Perfect Wife | JP Delaney
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Abbie wakes up from a dream. Tim tells her she‘s safe. He adds, “That wasn‘t a dream. It was an upload.” Tim hands her a FAQ about cobots, companion robots. He is the owner of a tech robotic firm. They have a son with #autism
A psych thriller, an unusual plot, multitude great paragraphs & twists. Even if you don‘t like sci fi and robots, THIS book is a must read about humanity. Thanks to #Netgalley. Now for some bouillabaisse!

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The Wife: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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1. Psychological thrillers or memoirs
2. Watching UT (Tennessee Vols) #1 playing 🏀 against U KY #5
3. Tagged. Been in such a slump
4. Mistakes in playing bridge
5. @Suzze
#friyayintro

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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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My pup approves of the bookmark! Thanks for the #jb mini-Valentine swap! @Lovesbooks87 At my son-in-law‘s funeral, his brother said while speaking about my daughter, “the apple doesn‘t fall far from the tree”. Such a sweet compliment.

Kaye ♥️ 4y
Gaylagal2 Awesome!❤️ 4y
Lovesbooks87 So glad you liked everything and I am sorry to hear about your son in law! 4y
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Cold-Blooded: Killer Nashville Noir | Robert Dugoni, Anne Perry, Donald Bain, Jefferson Bass, Steven James, Mary Burton, Jeffrey Deaver, Heywood Gould
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Interesting short-story “Mailman” by Jonathan Stone. George White has delivered the mail for 35 years to this same neighborhood. He knows their mail, who is getting what. Our mail carriers know we get books!

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This package is heading to the post office for @Lovesbooks87 in a few days! #jb #mvs

Kaye Thanks for the heads up Betty. 👍🏼 4y
Lovesbooks87 Thanks for letting me know. I will keep an eye out for it! 4y
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My Miniature Library: 30 Tiny Books to Make, Read and Treasure | Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, Collectif,
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Got my #Mvs #jbminiswap #jb #litsylove package from @Lovesbooks87 can‘t wait to open!! So excited!

Lovesbooks87 Yay! So glad it made it to you! 4y
Kaye Thanks for letting me know , Betty ♥️ 4y
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Turning Forty | Steve Gismondi
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@dariazeoli Happiest decade to you! This is the Time magazine cover I mentioned in my card to you. 🎂🍷🍺🍸 #jb Note to others: I was depressed about turning 40; the week of my birthday this Time magazine came in my mailbox and lifted my spirits.

Kaye Turning 30 was worse for me. I think when you‘re still in your 20s, you sound like a young person, but 30s sounds like , you should be established , married, kids, house payment, decent car. Just MY feelings. I‘m not saying anyone else should do those things by 30. 4y
Betty @kaye actually turning 35 was the worst. Years later when I talked to my younger cousins, THEY said 35 was a hard year for them too. Did you ever watch the old tv series Thirty-something ? (edited) 4y
Kaye @Betty No I never watched that show. I haven‘t watched to in years. I‘m a bit out of the loop. 4y
dariazeoli I think I‘m the among the last of the Gen Xers to turn 40. I loved the note in your card, Betty! Thank you. I‘m feeling ok, I think. I certainly don‘t feel 40 (however that‘s supposed to feel). 4y
Tamra 40s are awesome! 4y
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Wrapping up our #covertocover round 2. Got @sammisho ‘s book from @Kangaj1 today. Round 3 starts in couple months! ♥️

sammisho That is so exciting! 4y
Daisey I hadn‘t thought about that, but I guess the book I just got from @tpixie is the last one of this rotation. 📚 4y
tpixie @Daisey yes! The next one I get from @Faibka is yours, @Daisey !!! 4y
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Yup, that

MicrobeMom 😕🤣 4y
cathysaid 😂😂 4y
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AmyG Ha! 4y
Suet624 That‘s great. 4y
DivineDiana 😂 4y
Tamra Bah! 4y
tpixie Bahaha! ♥️♥️♥️ 😘😘😘 4y
catebutler This is so funny! I actually enjoy subtitles on programmes, I‘m weird I know! 4y
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Teletype, We Made That Data Move! | Herbert A. Waggener
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@Suzze @tpixie I was talking about this in the handles thread. Photo of a teletypewriter, similar to what I had. Mine was a German model, Lorenz, quite fancy for its time. Needed a phone cradle (see upper left in background), huge rolls of yellow paper and typewriter-type ribbon.

Suzze Modern inventions are the best! 4y
tpixie Wow! That‘s quite a contraption! 4y
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Flood | Jackie French
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The path that Tibor and I usually walk on was flooded today. #dogsofLitsy @kaye

Pelican71 Where are you located? We received a lot of rain here in south MS yesterday with more on the way. 4y
cathysaid Ew! I'm in Atlanta and my backyard is like an over-full sponge. 😖 4y
Kaye What is that statue over on the right ? It‘s really neat. 4y
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Betty @Pelican71 I‘m in east Tennessee 4y
Betty @kaye it is the Madonna. We live near a Catholic Church and Catholic High School. They have great paths for dog walkers. 4y
Kaye It‘s very pretty. It looks old fashioned or like a cemetery statue. 4y
Texreader Yikes! 4y
catebutler I hope the flooding has retreated! This spot looks perfect for a walk. 4y
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1. Finish the books in my postal book clubs
2. Feed and pamper daughter‘s cat; bridge; pick up daughter at airport
3. All of them. Same as you @Suzze
4. Tagged book
5. @JenlovesJT47
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Suzze I doubt it, but is this your first time reading A Tree Grows in a Brooklyn? My all time favorite. 4y
Betty @Suzze I‘m pretty sure I read it when I was a teenager. 4y
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Received yesterday from @TheWordJar Great metaphors. #groupa #lmpbc looks like you‘ve chosen a good book @jillannjohn

jillannjohn Hope you enjoy it. 4y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Betty I was just checking—I sent you a package a couple of months ago. I just wanted to make sure you got it. I‘ve seen articles lately about the theft in the post office! 4y
Betty @CindyMyLifeIsLit I got it. My heart became full, thanks to you! I‘ve been so blah the past few months, little reading, little doing anything except caretaking and chauffeuring. 4y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Betty I wasn‘t trying to put you on the spot but I noticed that you kind of disappeared right after I sent it. I was concerned that something had happened to you, and kept checking back. Then I was afraid that it had never gotten there. I‘m sorry that you‘ve been having a difficult time (caretaking is so draining) and I‘m glad if my little package helped! Here‘s to a better New Year!! 4y
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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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1. This year, neither. But tomorrow some 8th graders are coming to the deaf club to put on a Halloween play. We‘ll have treats for them.
2. Black cats
3. Scary movie. Right now episode 7 of The Haunting of Hill House
4. @Suzze
Bonus: tagged book
#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🖤🧡 4y
TheWordJar I just watched the first ep of The Haunting of Hill House last night. 😱 Will definitely be continuing this evening. I love scary shows! 4y
Betty @TheWordJar I was confused the first 3 episodes because the mom and the three adult sisters all had long brown hair — I couldn‘t keep them straight. On the 4th and 5th episode, I caught on. Went back to re-watch 1-3 before moving on to #7. 4y
Suzze Thanks for the tag! 4y
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Grandparents, Grandchildren: The Vital Connection | Kenneth L. Woodward, Arthur Kornhaber
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1. Thrillers
2. yams/sweet potatoes. GAG
3. 152, 134, 131, 127. (I knew the oldest pictured here and the youngest who lived to be age 106)
4. all 4 born in Robertson County, Tennessee. AND so were all 8 of their parents.
5. 👣👣
#FriYayIntro

CouronneDhiver Wow! 😊 4y
britt_brooke Robertson County is near me. 💚 Love this photo! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Cool photo!! 4y
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Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Theory and Practice | Stuart H. James, Paul E. Kish, T. Paulette Sutton
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Shades of Dexter! This photo is of an experiment. Other photos in the book are NOT experiments. Blood everywhere

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sounds interesting, is that a text book? 4y
Betty @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yes, it is a textbook. I got it from my local library through InterLibrary Loan. 4y
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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote | Bonnie Worth, Katherine Ross
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Instead of reading, I‘ve been writing postcards asking people to vote. You can do the same! Email Join@TonyTheDemocrat.org You‘ll get addresses to write to. 📪. http://www.postcardsToVoters.org

tpixie Fun! 🇺🇸 I voted yesterday! 4y
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Got the next #covertocover book from @Kangaj1 today. Thanks @Mommamanzi The last time I read this journal was March 2017 — 19 months ago, lots of entries since then!

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Psychopath | Keith Russell Ablow
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Thriller
Pumpkin pie
Witches because of my last name
Hayride (I once had to be rescued from a commercial Haunted House in Gatlinburg. I froze because of a HUGE spider in the ceiling, employees had to turn on the light and help me out)
Psycho — I screamed and screamed in the movie theater
#thisorthat

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 4y
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Elementary, My Dear | Autumn Sabol
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1. All of them. My mother was my first grade teacher and half of second grade too. My 3rd grade teacher read to us after lunch every day.
2. algebra-trigonometry
3. daughter and son. Two grandsons.
4. Ireland
5. @Mitch @tpixie
#friyayintro

CouronneDhiver Trig?! You‘re a brave one, Betty! 4y
tpixie Fun facts!! I was at an Indian peace treaty commemorative ceremony yesterday and did not have Internet connectivity. I will work on this later! 4y
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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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Four of the pillars are qualities of the mind. Four are qualities of the heart.
Reading this book as part of my IRL postal book group.

Trashcanman Well shit... 4y
Betty @Trashcanman yeah, a toaster would be better for you than this book 4y
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Her Last Tomorrow | Adam Croft
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Read on Libby. Short, a bit repetitive to the point of dragging..

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Tuesday Nights in 1980 | Molly Prentiss
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@tpixie @JenlovesJT47
Tagging anyone who wants to play. #TuesdayTidbits

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 4y
tpixie We matched! 4y
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Today‘s mail! First time for me to see numbers on an ARC. It even has an embossed seal on the inside cover.

LibrarianRyan That‘s pretty interesting. 4y
Laura317 Cool! 4y
hwestfall I preordered this book! Enjoy 😊 4y
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Get Out of My Dreams | Allan J. Lewis
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British author. Story set in California. WHY is one of the 7 dwarves called Dozy when the characters are in California?
Lots of supernatural stuff. The dwarves have erections.
I unsubscribed from Voracious Readers Only immediately because they advertised this book as “Psychological Thriller.” No way! Should have advertised it as “Supernaturalcaliphallic Erotica”

TheLibrarian I‘m scarred for life...Snow White will never be the same to me. 4y
hermyknee Ew. 4y
LibrarianRyan Hummmmmm. 🤨 4y
Zelma Ugh, disturbing. 4y
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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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All done #bookaweekchallenge the Other Woman was a quick enjoyable read, in fact all four books were!

tammysue 👏🏻😊 Great job! 4y
BeansPage Woop! 🤘🏻😆🤘🏻 4y
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