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BooksForYears

Joined March 2016

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Dear @carrceli thank you oh so much for the amazing gifts!!! My winter reading is all sorted, with an amazing tote in which to carry them all. So thoughtful!! 💕💕💕

#wintersolsticebookexchange #secretsantagoespostal

RebelReader I'm jealous of the Laura McBride. 2y
Avanders 😍😍 2y
carrceli Glad to hear it. No duplicates I hope... 2y
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I‘m so excited to see everyone‘s #litsysecretsanta #wintersolsticebookexchange unboxing posts! After work, I have back-to-back errands, so I will have to eagerly await the opening of my box from @carrceli this evening!

Booksnchill 😏🙊🙉🙈❤️🤣 2y
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Apologies to all non-meat-eating Littens!

My local butcher makes the most delicious mincemeat, and I look forward to making tasty tasty tartlets. Jeanette Winterson has a recipe for her adoptive mother‘s mincemeat tarts in the book CHRISTMAS DAYS, along with many other recipes and holiday-themed stories 🥧

Melissa_J Mincemeat tarts and pies remind me of my grandfather, who loved them! 2y
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Also, your package made it to me safely and soundly @carrceli 🤩

LET THE WAITING BEGIN!!!

Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
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I‘m back! After a few very crazy weeks, where I read 0/0 books, I‘m ready to rejoin bookish society again. And my #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange package is on its way to the final destination. Woohoo!

Melissa_J This! So much this 😂 Oops this comment was meant for a different post - you‘re probably wondering what I‘m going on about 😝 (edited) 2y
BooksForYears @Melissa_J No worries! 🤣 2y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
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Cannibal | Safiya Sinclair
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 320 - In Childhood, Certain Skies Refined My Seeing

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Cannibal | Safiya Sinclair
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 319 - Pocomania

We‘re now moving from Joshua Bennett‘s poems of black men‘s experiences in the US to those from a young Jamaican woman. I had the great fortune to witness both of these supremely talented poets read recently, and it was amazing!

The title here refers to a folk religion practiced in the poet‘s homeland of Jamaica, involving veneration of ancestors and a revival-type worship.

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 318 - On Blueness

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 317 - Still Life with Little Brother

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 316 - On Flesh

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 315 - Love Poem Ending with Typewriters

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Getting to Know Me | John Taylor
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Hope this is helpful, secret Litten!

1.navy blue, red, Persephone gray, rose gold
2.feminism, wine, coziness, hot beverage
3.Moby-Dick, Beloved, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Mother of All Questions, Voyage of the Sable Venus
4.Nonfic on wine/food, Persephone Books, hard hitting lit fic, Brit Library Crime Classics, modern poetry
5.Being cold, sports, romance/horror/sci-fi books
6.I 💕 baking bread
7. Https://librarycat.org/lib/BooksForYears

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 314 - Samson Reconsiders

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#emojinov day 13 - 📫

“We all lead busy lives - perhaps it‘s better so...So I‘m afraid we‘re very bad correspondents - though delighted, of course, to receive letters” -Sheila, in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD

BookNAround I adore this book!❤️ 2y
Tamra I need to read this! 2y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
writerlibrarian Perfect 💖 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 313 - Aubade with Insomnia

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 312 - Anthropophobia

Anthropophobia is, literally, “fear of humans”.

VonDerrit Myers was a black teenager who was fatally shot by Jason Flanery, an off-duty cop, in St. Louis, MO in 2015. The officer claimed that VonDerrit had a gun, but that claim has been repeatedly challenged. No charges were filed against the officer.

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My salon offers wine, and so my current read is 💯 perfect

CouronneDhiver 🥂 Cheers 2y
Tamra I wish my salon was that much fun!‘ 2y
Samary Just put this on my to read shelf this morning! That phenomenon when you see something and suddenly it‘s everywhere 😁 2y
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KarenUK Loved this book.... after you read it, watch the documentary ‘Somm‘ on Netflix.... a great pairing! 💕🍷 2y
Blaire This sounds like a fun one. 2y
BookishClaire I need to read this 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 311 - Tenacious Elegy

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I was going into Dollar Tree for thanksgiving supplies, but walked out with books 😇

AmyG I have recently acquired a new found love for Dollar Tree. (edited) 2y
Foragingfantasy I love dollar tree! Especially since they started getting all the books from the Hastings closing. 2y
MizDoniaBuding love fiddler on the roof...its a favorite for sure 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 310 - Home Force: Presumption of Death

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#emojinov Day 9 - ☔️

A rainy book of poetry that was so nice I bought it twice

Cinfhen 😂 2y
readordierachel Lovely cover! 2y
gibblr So pretty 2y
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Bookworm-Bobbie Pretty cover 😍 2y
mrp27 😍😍 2y
DrexEdit Wow! That's an elaborate cover! 😍😍 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 309 - Black History, Abridged

silentrequiem This is so sad. 2y
Anna40 Sad! 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 308 - The Sobbing School

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#emojinov Day 7 - 🍀

There‘s no luck club like the joy luck club

Donna_sBookMinute Beautiful cover. 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 307 - Ode to the Mascot

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1. The new Picador Modern Classics hardcover edition of Joan Didion‘s SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM

2. BEYOND THE RICE FIELDS by Naivo

3. EVEN THIS PAGE IS WHITE by Vivek Shraya

4. KINTU by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

5. IN THE LANGUAGE OF MY CAPTOR by Shane McCrae

Smangela I️ need to look all of these up! This tag has helped me broaden my TBR horizons! 2y
BooksForYears @Smangela That‘s awesome! Go forth and get inspired! 🙌🙌🙌 2y
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To Cork Or Not To Cork | George M. Taber
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#emojinov Day 6 - 🍾

I have collected quite a few corks, and books on corks.

BooksForYears @ValerieAndBooks OMG no but now I need it! 2y
RealLifeReading Nice collection! 2y
Schlinkles I had collected a bunch and made a really cool cork board that turned out well enough that my husband stole it. Now the collecting has started again. 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 306 - Family Reunion

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#emojinov Day 5 - 🤷‍♀️

In the choice between coffee and tea, some people say 🤷‍♀️ but I say 🆗 to both!

BethM Same! Coffee if I need the caffeine kick, tea for everything else! 2y
RealLifeReading 🙋me too! 2y
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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I just signed up for #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange and you should too! I participated last year, and it was such great fun. Thanks to @BookBabe @MrBook and @Avanders for taking up the mantle!

Sign up due by November 10 - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfD1dDKSK7scmgm0cDc-g_h0VTjgP3tcouyni_S...

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
BookBabe 🎄🎁❄️😊 2y
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Surprise Gifts | Drew Hunt
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❄️ this AND that 😉

❄️new AND used (as long as “used” is good condition for the thing‘s age)

❄️stand-alone‘s all the way

❄️tea

❄️candle

❄️neutral colors

❄️warm blankets

❄️”nah” to figurines

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 305 - Fresh 3

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The Man With The Twisted Lip | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P. James Macaluso
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#emojinov Day 4 - 💋

Whether your lips are straight or twisted, enjoy your colors!

mabell Creative! 2y
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Style | Kate Spade, Ruth A. Peltason, Julia E. Leach
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#emojinov Day 3 - 🤠

A little hat-wearing advice from one of the US queens of fashion, Kate Spade.

IamIamIam I went on a Kate Spade shoe spree at the last Steve Madden sample sale I went to. 5 pairs plus other nonsense for $60... lol 2y
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#PlayingFavorites

?THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS by Michel Faber (not entirely off Earth, but a back-and-forth of new planet as Earth falls apart)

?WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

?WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith

?THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Smith

?JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë

?YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST by Sunil Yapa

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How to Get Into the Twin Palms | Karolina Waclawiak
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#emojinov Day 2 - 🏝📚

Kali is hoping that her primping and good looks will be good enough to get her into The Twin Palms

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 304 - Fresh 2

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Next up from my #nonfictionnovember #tbr is this deep dive into the history of how we cook and eat

Susanita This sounds fascinating! 2y
HKGirl I read First Bite: How We Learn to Eat by the same author and it was really good! I need to find this one. 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 303 - Fresh 1

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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 302 - Variation on the Father as Narcissus

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The Misfit's Manifesto | Lidia Yuknavitch
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#emojinov Day 1 📚🔜

Just got back from the library with this little haul of books.

minkyb I am very interested in the poetry. Look forward to hearing your thoughts. 2y
mrozzz Omg that's my fave fall beer! 👌🏻 2y
BooksForYears @mrozzz Mine too!! 🍻 2y
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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 301 - First Date

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 300🎉🎉 - On Stupidity

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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 299 - Self-Portrait As Periplaneta Americana

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#uncannyoctober day 29 - face your fears

Armed with this recipe/idea book, holiday entertainers can face their fears of the poorly executed cheese party 🧀

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The Sobbing School | Joshua Bennett
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 298 - Fly 3

Izai.Amorim That‘s a very beautiful one! 2y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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UncannyOctober Day 27/28 - Treat/Trick

My most recent book haul is a treat for me, but a trick on my #TBR

HKGirl Those striped editions 😍 2y
BooksForYears @HKGirl Aren‘t they the best!! 2y
RealLifeReading Great use of trick and treat! 2y
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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 297 - Fly 2

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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 296 - Fly 1

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#LitsyPoetry365 Day 295 - Teacher‘s Aide

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