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Joined February 2016

Care's Books and Pie www.caresbooksandpie.com
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One Fine Day | Mollie Panter-Downes
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Now in November | Josephine W. Johnson
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Library book! Pub‘d in 1934. #whatsinanamechallenge

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Someday, Someday, Maybe | Lauren Graham
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So, the break in “reddish” was read by me as “red” and “dish” and I thought... “What the heck is red dish hair!?” LOL. Which made me think of the red dish in Ethan Frome.

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I enjoyed this but I also LOVE time travel books - the theories of how it might happen and the reactions of characters are always fascinating. I don‘t quite get the mechanics of how the alexandrite ring was involved but that‘s ok. A fun drama and thoughts to consider on time, attitudes, and control. Plus, I love the gem - it‘s my birthstone. And this book has cherry pie, 🍒 🥧 👍

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I am reading 3 books and the coincidences between them are freaking me out a bit. Dreams, set in LA, and a reference to Cardinal Wolsey!

ValerieAndBooks What are the other two you‘re reading? 2mo
BkClubCare @ValerieAndBooks - so, Wolf Hall is abt Cromwell and how he served Cardinal Wolsey and The Paper Wasp is abt actors and dreams and set in LA 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Yes, quite some coincidences!! 2mo
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BkClubCare @ValerieAndBooks - and!? Both this and Paper Wasp had a character with last name Hightower. It rather freaks me out how much this book reaches into THAT book. shudder 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow, that‘s weird! And Hightower isn‘t that common of a name (in spite of the fact that I actually have some ancestors with that last name 😂)! 2mo
BkClubCare @ValerieAndBooks - one of the Deans at my college was a Dr. Hightower. Probably another reason it popped out for me. At me?! 🤣 2mo
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The Paper Wasp | LAUREN. ACAMPORA
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Went to an author event last night; just starting The Paper Wasp and I am into it and obsessed as the character! The writing is smart and sharp. We have a creative artist waiting her time to have her brilliance acknowledged and allowed her outlet — she is obsessed with a childhood friend who is a Hollywood actress. It's good. I recommend so far!

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Why is the book cover missing? Just starting this. I adored his Kitchens book. I need a story to fall into.

Chelsea.Poole Loved this one!! 😊 3mo
Avidreader25 I loved this book too and I thought of you with all the pie! 1mo
BkClubCare @Avidreader25 - YAY! 🥧 1mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Hub is at work still — I got out early. Listening to the audiobook. #DogsofLitsy #thriller #bookclubbook

xicanti It took me a moment to recognize Oscar from that angle! I was all, “Oh, what an adorable little terrier puppy!” 5mo
Hooked_on_books For a second there, I thought your dog‘s name was Thriller. 😂 5mo
BkClubCare @Hooked_on_books - LOL! He is an Oscar. He is more “chill” than a thriller. That would be Sister ( aka Esther) 5mo
BkClubCare @xicanti - Adorable, yes. Little? no. puppy? hell no 5mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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“The book presents truth telling as a commodity and it questions the exchange value of truth presented as fiction and conversely the added value of fiction when it‘s rooted in truth.”

BkClubCare Getting a pedicure as I attempt to read and take pics?! Fuzzy pic because of the wonderful massage chair. Worth the price just to sit here and feel the rolling kneading! 5mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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#DogsofLitsy #amReading This is tense already. Hoping I can finish before due back at library.

teresareads I just got that from the library! 6mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Megabooks You‘re a lot farther along than I am! 6mo
BkClubCare @Megabooks - I like Yale but not sure if I am fond of Fiona. Now-timeline-Fiona is a bit ... annoying is too strong a word, I think but yea. 6mo
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Thank you @Velvetfur for the tag and @Eggs - nice to meet you.
1. My oldest friend is Dale, my kindergarten boyfriend and now FB friend. Haven‘t seen him for ... 40+ years.
2. Most amazing sunset was last weekend in Newport RI.
3. When I smell fake vanilla like the smell of Play-Doh which is supposed to be vanilla, I think of childhood.
4. The last book I read was The Psychology of Time Travel (tagged book) 🙂
5. @Nutmegnc @Ruthiella @xicanti

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌺 6mo
Velvetfur Ooohhh vanilla is such a lovely smell 💛 6mo
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“My word, they have their fingers in a lot of pies.”
#pielit #piereference #booksandpie
#OscarAssisting #DogsofLitsy

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Slajaunie Sounds intriguing! 6mo
BkClubCare @BookFrog - it is! I am so into it. And it is quite readable; not as mind-bendy as I fear time travel books might be. 6mo
Slajaunie Can‘t wait to read it! 6mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - see if you might be interested in this... ? 6mo
Nutmegnc It sounds fabulous!! I‘ll check it out! Thanks for the rec!! 6mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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The audiobook is terrific.

MissSarahLou I agree! I'm listening to it now! It has a fantastic cast! 6mo
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Then I know that an awful black whirling Chaos is just outside me, waiting to move into me. I must go to sleep quickly, before I become that chaos.
I am trembling with misery and with tiredness.
#ccspin

BkClubCare “He leaves and she thinks for the hundredth time that in their emotional life all these men use a level of intelligence so much lower than anything they use for work” 6mo
Suet624 I have to read this book again. Read it when I was too young. 6mo
BkClubCare @Suet624 - LOL! I was thinking that I would have been over the top consumed by this if I had read it in college. It‘s quite dark. 6mo
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My Classics Club Spin result. I am reading the intro from 1971 and am extremely intrigued. #ccspin #EstherAssisting #DogsofLitsy #EveryoneisNapping

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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I am rereading by listening my favorite #tob2019 #tob book. So GOOD. Loving this repeat experience enhanced. #companionread #SayNothing

RaimeyGallant My fave too. 6mo
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Book mail! Thanks Bybee!! 📚💕📭 I know what I am reading next.

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Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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At the boatyard; prepping for launch.

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Oscar helps me show off my current read. #DogsofLitsy #whpg

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Yea, it‘s OK. I did enjoy a pie reference 🥧

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Holy triple agent complexity batman! Don‘t ask me if after reading this book I might be able to explain The Troubles cuz NO. It be damn complicated. And; as a companion book to Milkman? I cannot wait to reread that via audiobook. Milkman brought it alive that the nonfiction account just didn‘t. Still Say Nothing is riveting...

Suet624 I‘m reading this now and you are spot on. 7mo
BkClubCare @Suet624 - thanks. I recently finished the audio of Milkman. Good stuff 7mo
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“... prone to a sportsman‘s vernacular, describing people as “off net“ and seasoning his conversation with clubby expressions.”

Ok, what would OFF NET mean?

Lindy Good question. 8mo
Nutmegnc Badminton??? 8mo
Nutmegnc Tennis? 8mo
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Nutmegnc Might depend on the sport? 8mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - I still don‘t get how it applies to describing people. #shrug 8mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - Trust me, it‘s probably not good. The guy is not a nice man. 8mo
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All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. -Viet Thanh Nguyen

BkClubCare #DogsofLitsy #history #companionread (Milkman by Anna Burns) 8mo
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The Friend | Sigrid Nunez
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Enjoying this and yet, dismayed that it is much more than a book about loving a Great Dane.

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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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OOOOooooo. I think I am going to like this AND be besotted with the author. Quirky! #tob2020 #Oscarassisting #dogsoflitsy #carride #librarybook

BarbaraBB Love that you already tagged it #tob2020 😀👍🏼 7mo
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Oscar & Esther share my excitement to begin the book as soon as I read There There (by tomorrow‘s #TOB2019
#dogsoflitsy #bookmail #thanksMom

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I am over 1/3 into There, There! It‘s good so far. And, I hit a pie mention. #pieinlit #iLovePie #BooksandPie
So, I attempted to add txt to my image but couldn‘t figure out how to move or increase font size, ... but can anyone tell me how to access my bookmarks when reading on the iPad Kindle app? Crazy question but I can‘t figure it out... seems like it should be the only thing I would/should want to see so why are they hiding this? Ugh.

BkClubCare I could only find this quote I highlighted because I remembered it was at the 16% mark... 9mo
Kaye See my pics above. Tell me if this is what you‘re searching for. 9mo
BkClubCare Thank you. You have gone out of your way to be helpful and I appreciate you. 9mo
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BkClubCare @kaye - see 👆🏼👆👆🏾 (edited) 9mo
Kaye You‘re welcome. Only took a few minutes. 👍🏼 9mo
Avidreader25 There were so many different storylines in this one that I had a hard time following it at times. 8mo
BkClubCare It is best to read in one sitting. I put it down for a few days and just couldn‘t reconnect to the characters = frustration! 8mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Will I be reading this, starting now/soon due to today‘s #tob2019 result? Or will I put it aside and get to it eventually...

BkClubCare They have been great abt posting results early. I best go check right now. 9mo
BkClubCare WELP. Whew, TT rises from the dead to play again! 9mo
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No #tob2019 books at the airport bookstore so I bought this. Which looks more fun than There There so...

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Untitled | Unknown
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A friend gave me this book (not in Litsy database) and it looks fabulous! So excited to make a few of the lovely recipes... 🍀🎉

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First round #TOB2019! I am always a bit shy abt commenting but I LOVE reading the insights and opinions of the commentariats. I am now excited to read AiNtH and I want to try the audio of A Terrible Country. Not disappointed Speak No Evil doesn‘t advance yet appreciate the discussion on this book. My favorite booknerd time of the year. Anyone disappointed? Excited for today? Big thank you to @Ruthiella for sharing so much of the fun with me

Ruthiella I would have advanced A Terrible Country personally. I understand the love for American is not the Heart but I found it to be too unstructured for my tastes! 😀 9mo
Ruthiella PS Nice T-shirt!🐔 9mo
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thebluestocking Love the rooster shirt! As always, the Tournament is doing crazy things! Today‘s decision in particular surprised me. 9mo
BkClubCare @thebluestocking - right?!? I was sad that the judge didn‘t even seem to appreciate Milkman even if they didn‘t like it. 9mo
BkClubCare @thebluestocking - @Ruthiella was so kind to send me this rooster tee! Which reminds me - I bought another one for myself. (I should have bought her one! Aaash - I‘ll buy her a book...🤪) 9mo
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Ayoola calls for the house girl and tells her to bring the apple crumble with custard and side plates.
#tob2019 #rooster #tournamentofbooks #DogsofLitsy #pielit #booksandpie

BkClubCare Page 149 10mo
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The Italian Teacher | Tom Rachman
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“Esther! Look at me, Esther look at me. Esther!!” #DogsofLitsy #EstherAssisting #Griff #Whpg

xicanti I feel your struggle. 10mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I have some questions. Did I just miss something or
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WHY did Philip blow his brains out and do we come back to the grave site that had Wash‘s face on it?!

AmyG I don‘t remember the grave site BUT. I was under the impression that Philip sufferred from depression. Hence, suicide. (edited) 10mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Sending So Lucky to @amyrabbitt because it was sent to me by the generous @thebluestocking !! #payingitforward
I liked it and tbh, it is a visceral uncomfortable reading experience but one I am appreciating more as time goes by and I continue to ask, “Did I *like* this book? Did I?”
It had so much anger, such scary stuff, mind-messing qualities!
#tob #tob2019 #rooster #OscarAssisting #DogsofLitsy (the mc didn‘t like dogs 🐶) #pieinliterature

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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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So lucky! I am so lucky to have friends to chat up books, to exchange books, to share books, to mail books. 😍🥰 Thanks @thebluestocking Jessica! TY card on its way to you tomorrow, which is first day of #LetterMo!

thebluestocking I‘m glad it arrived safely! I‘m so happy to pass it on to a good home. Enjoy! And I love mail! 10mo
BkClubCare Sending another note tomorrow! 9mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Current #audiobook.

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The Golden State: A Novel | Lydia Kiesling
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Calling OverDrive audiobook listeners! How can I tell where I am %age wise? It‘s a 9+ hour listen but my page shows only which chapter I am in. I could assume by chapter count that I am half way through, I suppose. #tob #tob2019 #rooster #motherhood

Billypar I have a guess, but I'm not 100% since I never saw the exact progress bar yours has. I would click on the gear icon at the top to go to tools, and then choose Advanced Settings. When you scroll down, there should be an option: 'show total book progress' that you should enable. 11mo
BarbaraBB How is the book? It‘s one of my next reads. 11mo
BkClubCare @Billypar - Thank you; though I couldn‘t find Adv Settings either. Oh well. 11mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - it‘s written in a very immediate feeling present tense. It can be suffocating. Not sure yet if I am “liking” it but I can say it is NOT boring! 11mo
Billypar @BkClubCare Hmmm- I'm using Android, but from reading online it looks like iOS users have this issue. Strange though- seems like it should be a required feature, right? 11mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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“Nothing comes to kill him. Nothing at all happens, and it keeps on happening with great force and patience.”

Velvetfur Hey I got your two letters, sorry I haven't messaged you yet to tell you as I've been running around a bit.... Thank you anyway for your lovely little letters! 11mo
BkClubCare @Velvetfur - I sent another today! Wait as long as you need to before replying (edited) 11mo
Velvetfur @BkClubCare Aahh you're so sweet Care 💜 Oh and to answer one of your questions in your first letter - my birthday is today, 21st January! 😂 11mo
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BkClubCare @Velvetfur ☆•*¨*•.¸❤ Happy Birthday! ❤¸.•*¨*•☆ 11mo
BkClubCare Capricorn? 11mo
Velvetfur @BkClubCare I'm officially Aquarius, but I'm on the first day of it so I'm very much like a Capricorn too 😊 Thank you for the bday wishes!! 💜 11mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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16 pages in and I know this will be an amazing reading experience. #tob @amyrabbitt

AceOnRoam I'm starting this soon... We have been tagging on #tob2019 I should have included you! 11mo
BkClubCare @AceOnRoam - aw, thx for thinking of me! I never am quite sure which tag is best: just #tob or do I need the #tob2019. I like how you include the #rooster 11mo
AceOnRoam I know, there's no standard, I try to include as many as I can. 11mo
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So good! Tho, have to admit, I am not sure exactly what is happening on island B_. #dogsoflitsy #oscarassisting #tob

AceOnRoam I quite liked this one, probably not so much the ending.... 11mo
BkClubCare @AceOnRoam - the tone shift was brutal! 11mo
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Census | Jesse Ball
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I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK!!! #TOB

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 11mo
shainareads 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
BkClubCare @MrBook @shainareads - Thank you. Your cheers of support are so appreciated. 💐 11mo
MrBook ☺️🤗🤗🤗🤗 11mo
theshrinkette Yaaaaay 11mo
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Census | Jesse Ball
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Starting this on audio because it is SHORT!! It is odd, though. Is this author one of those odd ducks that gives just enough to feel that “something is a little off somewhere” vibe? #TOB2019

Guildedearlobe I liked this. It was a strange little book. I think if it was longer I would have struggled with it but it was short enough where it kept me engaged despite its weirdness. 11mo
BkClubCare @Guildedearlobe Thx. I think this is a good audio choice. 😊 11mo
thebluestocking I think he is that kind of author. I‘ve only read one other besides this one by him. And they were both strange. 11mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Slow going. NOT due to the book! But me. Just can‘t sit still and let my mind focus? When I do, I am really savoring and thinking about this main character. Esther assisting. #DogsofLitsy #TOB19

9999 It took me FOREVER to read this. All my fault. I could not focus. Once I did, I really enjoyed it. It will come together about halfway through. 11mo
BkClubCare @sskk - oh good. I am creeping through! Abt at 40% and determined today to vanquish.. 11mo
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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#tob2019 #audiobook This is a new delivery method for me; need to figure out how to speed it up. #librarybook

xicanti If you're reading through Overdrive or Libby, there should be a little icon that looks like a speedometer. Tap it a couple of times and the book'll speed up! 12mo
BkClubCare @xicanti - found it! THANKS and Merry Christmas!🎄 12mo
thebluestocking You are on a #ToB roll! 11mo
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BkClubCare @thebluestocking - not really. Taking me for. Ev.er to read Milkman. Hoping Parking Lot Attendant is faster! Plus, library books give me only 2 weeks 11mo
thebluestocking @BkClubCare Two weeks is fast! I get three weeks and that seems to just blow by. I‘m taking forever to read The Overstory. So. Long. Though I cheated on it today and read So Lucky. It was very short and pretty good. Have you read it yet? 11mo
BkClubCare @thebluestocking Not yet! But you have inspired me to put this phone down and read at least a few more pages of Pkg Lot Attendant. 11mo
thebluestocking @BkClubCare Good for you! I‘m still struggling with The Overstory at just a 1/3 of the way through. 😬 If you don‘t have access to a copy, I‘d be happy to pass along my copy of So Lucky. 11mo
BkClubCare Oh! Oh! Yes, that would be incredible. What can I get you in this exchange? Have you read Milkman? 11mo
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“Yippee-ki-yay, m__f__,” Leon said, grinning.

Ok, so from my hub attempting to tweet this but not spelling it right so I had to ask what he was trying to say, to my friend needing me to explain this is from Die Hard and then a discussion of how YES, Die Hard *is* a xmas movie, and then reading it today... Yahoo!!

Booksnchill Die Hard is the best Christmas Movie!!! 12mo
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