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Joined June 2016

"I own it but I haven't read it yet." My entire library can be found at http://www.librarything.com/profile/whitreidtan.
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Finally went back to this one to try and get it off my bedside table. I set it aside before because it was boring me so wish me luck on this second attempt.

Sace 🤞 1d
Ruthiella Good luck 🍀! 23h
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When the college student comes home for fall break and brings seasonal leg warmers for the dog. 😂 Doesn‘t Gatsby look festive and very 80s sitting next to my current book? #schnauzersoflitsy

Sace What a precious pup! 3d
Come-read-with-me @BookNAround This is beyond adorable!!! 💗 3d
Redwritinghood Adorable! 3d
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LeahBergen 😂😂😂😂 Yes!! 3d
Tamra Hahahahaha! 3d
ShelleyBooksie Gatsby is very fashionable. Too cute!! 3d
BookDragonNotWorm I think my dog is jealous! 😂 3d
Tanisha_A Hhahaha 2d
AmyRebecca Incredible 22h
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Mehso-so

A family broken by a tragedy that changes the trajectory of their lives this story of motherless daughters covers a lot of territory and wraps up too neatly and out of character. Even so, the writing is beautiful. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/08/review-accidentals-by-minrose-gwin.html

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Litsy tells me I started this 11 months ago. In my quest to finish everything on my bedside table, I am hoping to stick with it this go round and clear it from my “in progress” but in reality going nowhere stack.

Schnoebs I have a pretty hefty “in progress” stack too 😂 I really need to work on mine but fantasy books keeps calling my name with this change in season 7d
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First of my #HalloweenCardSwap envelopes is on its way. @rather_be_reading

rather_be_reading yay!!! you are on it! 1w
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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From dog poems to feminist dystopia, my reading is a little all over the place this weekend.

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Dog Songs | Mary Oliver
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I‘m not much of a poetry reader but somehow I feel compelled to read this one. Gatsby approves. #schnauzersoflitsy

Cathythoughts Sounds beautiful! Stacked 1w
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A woman returns to the family vineyard in France while she studies for her Master of Wine certification and uncovers long held family secrets as well as some amazing wine history. Two of he three plot lines are quite compelling and while the third fades in and out, the book over all was a good read. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/08/review-lost-vintage-by-ann-mah.html

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As Wide As the Sky | Jessica Pack
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Off to book club to discuss this one. It was one of last year‘s Great Group Reads.

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Something Like Breathing | Angela Readman
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I‘m a cowardly reader so the only thing scary about my October reading is the fact that I have 13 started but unfinished books on my bedside table. Going to try to finish this one tonight.

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The List: A Novel | Tara Ison
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It‘s October. That means National Reading Group Month and the release of the Great Group Reads List. Full disclosure, I am the Selection Committee Manager for the list; it‘s my baby. The program is designed to celebrate the joy of shared reading and is free to use. All of these books are great book club choices. Let me know if you read any of them or if you want the link to my blurbs or to the free promotional material.

DivineDiana Thank you! I would love the link to the information! 2w
BookNAround @DivineDiana The link for my blurbs is http://nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/ggr_selections.html and the link for marketing, logos, and pre-made fliers, shelf-talkers and the like is http://nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/involved.html 2w
DivineDiana 👍🏻👏🏻📚 2w
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Plus One | Christopher Noxon
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An insider look at a Hollywood marriage where the wife is a successful, Emmy winning tv writer and the husband has quit his unfulfilling advertising job to stay at home and raise their children, this examines gender roles in marriage, changing relationships, and the culture in Hollywood. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/08/review-plus-one-by-christopher-noxon.ht...

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Picking this one back up after a long break from it. It‘s less a memoir and more a journalistic and scholarly look at caretaking a loved one suffering from dementia than I thought so it‘s pretty slow going.

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I just finished a book that took me forever and that I didn‘t much like so I‘m going to choose a lighter looking one to open next. Fingers crossed I enjoy it loads more than the last one!

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The monster under my bed had quite the book rave last night. I‘m going to be exhausted today as I put the books back multiple times over the course of the night. Also, the monster is named Ozzy.

ravenlee Sometimes it‘s hard to find just the right book! 3w
QuietlyLaura Ozzy is the cutest "monster" ever! ? 3w
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Holy cow! This one races right into the steamy, doesn‘t it? Aren‘t my reading companions the best? #schnauzersoflitsy #catsoflitsy Actually, this critter closeness is pretty unprecedented so I am thoroughly enjoying it.

AmyG That cute little schnauzer face ❤️ 3w
AutumnRLS On my night stand tbr pile! 3w
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The Paper Lovers | Gerard Woodward
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Not sure where I heard about this one (maybe here?) but today‘s book mail brought to you from across the pond and Blackwell‘s. Love the bookmark they included! And yes, that‘s a John Boyne endorsement on the cover.

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NC Littens! As I wrote on Facebook, I don‘t love public speaking but I do love talking about books and friendly faces in the audience definitely help. So anyone in the Winston-Salem area, I‘d love to see you at this (that‘s me listed last on the flier). More info and tickets can be found through Bookmarks bookstore.

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Picking this one up because I came across it while I was looking for covers I love (and I do in fact love this one) and it seemed to be telling me it was time to read it rather than just admire it.

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Day 7. I‘m going to miss poking through my books to find covers I love! #7days7covers #covercrush Seven days of covers I love with no explanation.

Anyone not already playing, please do! I love seeing the covers everyone else loves.

ReadingDownUnder I LOVE this!!!! I so miss card catalogs. 3w
BookNAround @ReadingDownUnder I know! Right? I will buy any book with a card catalog or library card looking thing on the cover (see also my first day of my #7days7covers. Lol!). 3w
Ruthiella Any exercise that requires me to take books down also usually has the added benefit of making me dust my shelves.😂 3w
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Day 6 #7days7covers #covercrush Seven days, seven covers I love. No explanation.

Anyone wanting to play along, please do!

Jas16 Love this cover! 4w
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Archipelago: A Novel | Monique Roffey
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Day 5 #7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love. No explanations.

I‘d love for anyone not already doing this to join in!

DrexEdit Beautiful cover! 😍 I'm amazed at how few covers I've seen repeated! 4w
Biverson12 This cover is on my list too! It‘s so pretty! 4w
Cathythoughts Great cover 💙 4w
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An older Indian widow sets out on a tour of America en route to discovering what actually happened to her only child, a son who she was forced, by her husband, to disown when Rahi came out as gay. This is an emotion-filled novel as Pival starts to take charge of her life and to make peace with herself. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/07/review-america-for-beginners-by-leah.ht...

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Day 4 #7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love. I explanations.

Anyone not yet tagged, please jump in!

cathysaid Oh my god...the hamster in the corner. 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Stacypatrice I just added this to my TBR list - it looks great 🙃 4w
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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#7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love, no explanation.

Anyone wanting to play along, please do. I love seeing what covers appeal to others.

*I missed yesterday so they‘re will be another one later to catch me back up.

Soubhiville Oh wow, that is beautiful! I would buy this based entirely on the cover! 4w
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Roxy | Esther Gerritsen
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Yesterday and today‘s book mail.

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Summer Before the Storm | Gabriele Wills
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Day 3 of #7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love with no explanation.

Anyone wanting to play, I‘d love to see your choices.

Melissa_J Oh, I liked that book! Plus Muskoka has a special place in my heart ❤️ 1mo
Tanisha_A Love it! 1mo
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This book is giving me the giggles. I am not a birder and know next to nothing about identifying them but I do enjoy watching our feathered friends from time to time. Maybe this field guide will change that and I‘ll be able to add a Red-Winged Buttwad or a Great Grey Shite to my life list. 😂

LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
batsy The "murder" one ? 1mo
Catsandbooks Omg I love this 😂 1mo
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Day 2 of #7covers7days #covercrush Seven covers I love, no explanations.

Anyone who hasn‘t played and wants to, please play along.

Megabooks Love this! 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! Love the cover! 1mo
Ruthiella I would buy that for the cover alone!😍 1mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders Great cover!! 1mo
Well-ReadNeck Awesome! 1mo
LeahBergen Love this cover! 1mo
batsy Nice one 👌🏽 1mo
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I had my every three month appointment with the dermatologist and didn‘t need any biopsies so I might have gone bookstore celebrating. #bookhaul

LiteraryinLititz Congratulations!! This looks like a perfect way to celebrate. 1mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 1mo
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Melissa_J I like the way you celebrate 🎉 1mo
DivineDiana Treat yourself! 1mo
kspenmoll A well deserved treat! 1mo
Ruthiella Excellent! That‘s worth celebrating 🥳 🎈! (edited) 1mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Crazeedi I have house of gold in my pile too! Congrats on good news 1mo
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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#7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love over seven days. No explanation.

Thanks for the tag @robinb

I think most everyone has been tagged already but if you haven‘t, consider yourself tagged.

robinb Love this b&w!! 🖤🖤 1mo
Soubhiville Oh, I like it. 1mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 1mo
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writerlibrarian Looks real nice 💜 1mo
LapReader Oh, but I really want an explanation of this one. 1mo
BookNAround @LapReader I can‘t even give you an explanation because I haven‘t read it yet. But I clearly bought it for the cover! 😂 1mo
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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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So many fantastic books in the mail today. All but one don‘t publish until 2020. I don‘t know if I can wait so long to read them! Tagging the others in the comments so you can read up on them and be as excited as I am.

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When you have dying veggies and cookout leftovers in the fridge, it‘s amazing what you can pull together for lunch! My next read looks pretty good too.

Tamra Yum! 1mo
TorieStorieS You are making me hungey!! 😁 1mo
Bookwormjillk Yummy 😋 1mo
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Book mail! Love this series so much. And I crumbled on the cookbook. I‘ve been trying to cook through the truckloads I already have so I can pass them along but I couldn‘t resist getting this one after I heard about it on a podcast.

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I‘ve had this sitting in my next up pile for quite a long time now (and yes, I get the irony of that statement) so I thought I‘d finally give it a go. I like Amster-Burton‘s comedic podcasts, Spilled Milk and Look Inside This Book Club, and his writing voice is the same as in both of the podcasts.

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A tale of late in life friendship between an old curmudgeon and a dapper bon vivant who end up as nursing home roommates, this was humorous, sweet, and just a tad predictable. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-great-unexpected-by-dan-mooney.h...

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Different couch, different book, same doggo. This is my fourth book of the weekend! 😮#dogsoflitsy #schnauzersoflitsy

Nebklvr Your pup looks very scholarly 1mo
BookNAround @Nebklvr My dad does say our family‘s dogs are all Phi Beta Krappa. 😂 1mo
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Ok, even with stopping to make dinner, the last one was a completely engrossing and quick read. Can I get lucky twice in a row? Side note: how gorgeous is this cover?

Tanisha_A This picture! 😍 1mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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This has gotten such universal praise I want to see what it‘s all about. And Gatsby jumped down from where she was sleeping to model (bed beard and all) the book for me. #dogsoflitsy #schnauzersoflitsy

CBee Bed beard 😂😂😂😂 she makes it look good! 1mo
valeriegeary Cutie! I'm very interested in this book....a lot of people in my life have been talking about it 1mo
Melissa_J Hello Gatsby!! 1mo
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Karkar Hello Gatsby!!! 1mo
Susannah “Bed beard” 🤣 So cute! (edited) 1mo
Come-read-with-me @BookNAround 💗💗Gatsby is adorable! I love schnauzers!!! 1mo
Bookish.SAM 😂 ‘bed beard‘ 😂 ... my Wheatie mix gets that an awful lot too! 1mo
BookNAround @CBee Gatz says thanks so much. 😂 1mo
BookNAround @Melissa_J @Karkar She says hello back. 😁 1mo
BookNAround @valeriegeary @Susannah @Come-read-with-me Thanks! We think the old lady is pretty cute too. 1mo
BookNAround @Bookish.SAM All the best dogs get bed beard! 😉 1mo
Come-read-with-me @BookNAround She is lovely! Love the ears! 1mo
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Book and bookmark mail. I have been drooling over this book and decided to get it for myself. The fantastic bookmarks are from @Lcsmcat from her #bookhaul contest. Thanks so much Linda!

Lcsmcat I‘m glad you like them! 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful bookmarks! 1mo
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Mehso-so

Primarily the story of two very different people, Ranjana and Harit, both Indian immigrants to America, this is a tale of loneliness and disconnection. Normally it would be right in my wheelhouse but the uneven pacing, the dead-end secondary plots, and the complete change in tone at the end made it hard for me to connect. Unpopular opinion, I know. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-no-one-can-pronounce-my-name-by....

NeedsMoreBooks I felt the same way 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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About to finish the first and pick up the second. Could they be more different?

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The Islanders: A Novel | Meg Mitchell Moore
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A character driven novel about three people on Block Island one summer, this is a satisfying and enjoyable summer read for sure. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-islanders-by-meg-mitchell-moore....

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@rather_be_reading is hosting a fun sounding #Halloweencardswap of a card and candy. Check out her post for further info.

rather_be_reading yay ty! 🎃 1mo
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My parents were on their way home to Savannah but stopped at my house and are now here indefinitely waiting for Hurricane Dorian to show his cards. Docker (in the picture) gets along fine with my Gatsby but poor Ozzie kitten hasn‘t come out from under the bed since they arrived. I‘m going to be reading a lot if they end up staying too long!

tessavi Docker looks like he is waiting for you to start reading to him 😄 1mo
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Found at the front door today. Don‘t know where they came from. They must be strays. Can I keep them, mom? (Ok, yes, I ordered them myself but we can keep that just between us, can‘t we?)

squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
robinb 🤐🤐🤐 (Thanks! I‘ve always wanted to use that emoji!!) Hope your strays are well-behaved! 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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Ozzie thinks this height of finished and unreviewed books is just about perfect for him.

Amiable 😻 1mo
Catsandbooks Adorable! 😍 1mo
Erofan Cutie 😻 1mo
brit91 So cute!😻😻😻😻 1mo
BookNAround @Amiable @Catsandbooks @Erofan @brit91 Ozzie says he accepts all compliments as his due. 😂 1mo
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I‘m pretending I don‘t have a million trillion unfinished books on my bedside table right now and I‘m picking this one up to start instead of diving back into the others.

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Barbados, family secrets, a hint of the Gothic, and a dual narrative are the highlights here. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-summer-country-by-lauren-willig....

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The Current: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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This is not my usual genre at all but in the end, I did appreciate this cerebral whodunnit and the look at the impact an unsolved crime and tragic death of a young woman has on a small town forever. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-current-by-tim-johnston.html