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CatLass007

CatLass007

Joined July 2017

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. – – Groucho Marx
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OK, this is not really a quote, it‘s a paraphrase. And I need help figuring out what the exact quote is and who said it. I don‘t even know if it‘s a real quote or if it‘s something I imagined. “Man plans, God laughs.” I know that you, all my Litsy friends, must know the origin of this. I believe there‘s another similar quote, “Man proposes, God disposes.” I may have imagined both of these quotes. Or, I‘m really off-base in my paraphrase.

CatLass007 Something tells me, although I could be totally off base about this, that the first paraphrase or quote or whatever, was written by Terry Pratchett in one of his books. And again I may be completely off base, but it seems to me that the other one is from the old testament. 9mo
tjwill It looks like it‘s from an old Yiddish saying. Here‘s an article that references it: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/our-emotional-footprint/201602/man-plans... 9mo
CatLass007 @tjwill Thank you so much! 9mo
tjwill @CatLass007 You are welcome! 😊 (edited) 9mo
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Jensol77 Bridge to Terebithia ❤️❤️ 9mo
CatLass007 @Jensol77 I have read about half the books on this list, some more than once. But I‘ve never read Bridge to Terabithia. It‘s my intention to read or re-read every book on this list. I know that‘s a tall order. Maybe I will make this the year of the banned book for myself, if no one else. 9mo
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Reggie The Kite Runner is on this list? Why? 9mo
CatLass007 @Reggie I have no idea why any of these books are on this list. But I plan to be defiant and read all the ones I haven‘t read maybe reread the ones I already have. I‘m not really fond of big brother telling me what to think. 9mo
Reggie That makes me sad. But good luck to you on your journey! There are some gems on here. 9mo
CatLass007 @Reggie it makes me sad too. 9mo
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I recently saw on Facebook a list of banned books. I do not know the source of this list, but I‘m posting. Is anyone organizing a banned book group or club or whatever? It doesn‘t have to be from this list. I live in East Tennessee, probably the most backward place in the country. In Middle Tennessee there‘s big hullabaloo about banning, even burning, books. The school board pulled MAUS by Art Spiegelman from the middle school curriculum.

CatLass007 Post 1/3 9mo
wanderinglynn I haven‘t seen anyone post anything lately about a banned books read. But I‘d definitely join one! 👍🏻 I usually do a dedicated banned books reading challenge during Banned Books Week in September. https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks 9mo
CatLass007 @wanderinglynn Thanks for the link. I‘m going to see if we‘ve got any more people interested. Maybe I‘ll try to organize one. Although I really would like help from someone who has worked on one before. 9mo
Jensol77 Banned = censorship 9mo
CatLass007 @Jensol77 Absolutely. 9mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King

I have not been active in Litsy for some time. I‘m going to try to remedy that. I signed up for two buddy reads four-ish years ago. I bought a lot of hardcover and softcover books by Stephen King for the #losersclub. I also signed up for the Terry Pratchett read along. I‘m not sure why, but I quickly lost interest in the Pratchett books. Around the same time, we had a couple of deaths in the family, both of my parents passed. Continued…

CatLass007 2) I never started reading any of the King books, so it was easy to know where to start. Last month, I read CARRIE, the first book on the list. I was unimpressed, although I remembered liking it in junior high. But that was over 40 years ago. I am now reading ‘SALEM‘s LOT, which I believe I read in high school. I remember enjoying it considerably more than the first book, and it was the same case this time. (Continued) (edited) 10mo
CatLass007 1) When when each of my parents passed, y‘all were extremely supportive and I am grateful. You never get over that kind of grief, but it does become manageable over time. After mom‘s passing, it became necessary to prepare our house to sell. That meant packing up oodles of boxes, including all those Stephen King books I had. Towards the end of 2021, I decided I would listen to everything in audiobook format because that‘s all I read now. (Cont.) (edited) 10mo
CatLass007 3) I have a question. The list for the #LosersClub ends with THE OUTSIDER. Is there another list that I just can‘t find for the books he‘s written since that list was compiled. I‘m trying to work out a personal schedule for myself. Thanks for any help you can give. 10mo
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Crazeedi Have you checked "orderofbooks.com" it lists authors books. And welcome back! I'm sorry you've had sad times, life is so hard sometimes, but just know you have friends here❤ 10mo
AmyG I am so sorry for your losses. Life can be so hard. But welcome back. As @Crazeedi said....you always have Litsy. We are always here. 10mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry - ❤️ 10mo
DGRachel @CatLass007 I‘m so sorry for your losses, but welcome back. I no longer run Losers Club, and I‘m not tagged in any of the posts, so I don‘t know if the new hosts expanded the list. I did not. 10mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so sorry for the heartache you‘ve been through, but glad to see you back. I love SK but haven‘t kept up with the readalongs… I believe the hosts now are @BarkingMadRun and @Mynameisacolour ❤️ 10mo
bthegood Glad to have you back - 🙂 10mo
BarkingMadRead So sorry for your loss! I can add you to put tag list for the #losersclub if you aren‘t currently on it. I haven‘t updated the list since I took over, we are currently on Wolves of the Calla and we won‘t get to the new books for a long time! 10mo
CatLass007 @BarkingMadRun I am on the list for the #LosersClub. I appreciate that you tagged me in the most recent notification a couple of weeks ago. I forgot that @DGRachel had handed over the reins. Thank you both for reminding me. I will look up orderofbooks.com as @Crazeedi suggested. 10mo
CatLass007 Thank you all for your sympathy wishes. You don‘t know how much I appreciate the friends I have made on Litsy. 10mo
readordierachel Nice to see you back. I'm so sorry for your losses. 10mo
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Happy | Derrek Brown
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Thank you, Jenny, @Captivatedbybooks , for the beautiful Christmas card!

robinb Jane, it‘s been awhile. Hope you are well! ❤️ 13mo
CatLass007 @robin Thanks. I‘m doing pretty well for the most part. I hope you are well too. 13mo
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@Mollyanna I have to quarantine for two weeks so I haven‘t made it to the post office yet and won‘t until week after next. I do have your book it‘s right where I can see it and I will get it to you. My apologies.

Librarybelle Thanks for the update, and thinking of you! 2y
CatLass007 Thanks @Librarybelle 💕💕💕 (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are ok 🙏🏻❤️ 2y
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CatLass007 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you.❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Mollyanna No problem. Take care of yourself. That‘s most important. Hope you are okay. 2y
CatLass007 @Mollyanna thank you for understanding and your good wishes. 🥰🥰🥰 2y
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Thank you, @ErinSueMreads for the postcard. It cheered up my day on Sunday when I got home and checked my mail from the previous few days. Don‘t apologize for being terrible about writing; I‘m sure I have been worse this year. 😽😽😽#jb

ErinSueMreads Yay glad you got it!!! 2y
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@Schlinkles received this today. Thank you!! #WhoDunitTheSequel
@Librarybelle

Schlinkles Excellent! 2y
Librarybelle Yay! 2y
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This is a reread of a charming book. It is based on a true story but many of the characters are fictionalized. Some of these characters have become famous, the Lady Chablis, being the most familiar to many. I give this five out of five stars. Definitely a pick.

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Apparently, I read this a few years ago because audible says I finished it. I remember nothing about it except for midway through there was a murder that seems vaguely familiar. I needed a break from everything, though, and I thought I‘d reread it because I love the title. It was just the right break from the lousy things that have happened in the last week. Things have improved this week, fortunately. And I finished the book. Again.

CatLass007 It made me laugh in a few places, which was just what I needed. My lost kitty returned home after a week at large. Various and sundry other good things have happened today too. They don‘t quite make up for the pipe bursting in my guest bath, and my best friend being in hospice care, but at least they‘ve lightened my mood. I‘ll give this book a pick at 3 1/2 stars. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I‘m sorry to hear about your friend, but I‘m happy that your kitty is home. 2y
CatLass007 @MaleficentBookDragon Thank you 🙏🏽 2y
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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The second of Robert Galbraith‘s Cormoran Strike series is a bit slow in the middle but overall I give it a pick because of the surprise ending.

bookaholic1 I love this series, 2y
CatLass007 @bookaholic1 I am glad. 2y
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I just received a housewarming present from the lovely @Mynameisacolour ! Thank you, Miss Heather! #JB #JustBecause

HeathHof You're welcome! 💛 & congratulations on your new home! 🏡💕 2y
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This is a non-book-related posts but it‘s sort of book-related. I am now a homeowner!! This means I can unpack my library, among other things!

JackOBotts Congratulations!!! 3y
CatLass007 @JackOBotts Thank you! 3y
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 3y
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Andrew65 Yey! Congratulations! 🍾🥂 3y
Bookwomble Congratulations 🎉🎉 3y
Sace Congratulations! 🎉🏡 3y
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊🏡🎉 3y
CatLass007 @JessClark78 Thank you!! (edited) 3y
Crazeedi Congrats, you must be thrilled! Enjoy your new adventure homeowner!❤ 3y
JoScho Yay!!! Congrats!!! 🍾 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Congratulations!! 3y
OrangeMooseReads Congratulations 🎉 3y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3y
arlenefinnigan Congratulations! 3y
Mollyanna Congratulations! 🎉🍾🎉 3y
CatLass007 @Mollyanna Thank you. 3y
ozma.of.oz Congrats! Would love to see some shelfies as you set up! 😁 3y
CatLass007 @ozma.of.oz Thanks!! I will do my best. 3y
Eggs Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈 3y
CatLass007 @Eggs Thank you! 3y
CoffeeK8 Congrats 🎈 3y
CatLass007 @CoffeeK8 Thank you! 3y
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeffry P. Lindsay
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Much dark humor in this audiobook narrated by the author.

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I do so solemnly swear that I will not start any more books before I finish the 19 books I already have started. The books I currently am reading are listed in this app under my name.

Crazeedi I have a whole shelf of partly finished books, I'm with you! 3y
CatLass007 @Crazeedi Let‘s se if we really can do it!! 3y
Crazeedi @CatLass007 great goal, right?! 3y
CatLass007 @Crazeedi Yes! And I plan to stick to it, at least until I find and move into my own place, rather than camping out at a friend‘s. 3y
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@Schlinkles I received the book and notebook today as evidenced by the photograph. Thank you so much. #WhoDunitTheSequel

Schlinkles Huzzah! 3y
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Just Because | Rebecca Elliott
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Thank you, @jenniferw88 for the marvelous Christmas/birthday card! It‘s fabulous!! 😻😻😻 #jb

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Thank you to whom ever sent this adorable birthday card. Please claim it. I can‘t read your signature or your handle.❤️❤️❤️#jb

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Just Because | Mac Barnett
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@throwmeabook - thank you so much for the cute birthday card and lovely note! It truly brightened my day! #JB

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Celebrate Thanksgiving | Elizabeth Lawrence

I want to thank my Litten family for always being there. Happy Thanksgiving!!🦃🍁🍽

Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Jane. Have a wonderful day today!🧡 3y
readordierachel 💕💕 3y
ljuliel Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 3y
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Mollyanna Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 3y
LauraJ Happy Thanksgiving!🦃🍁 3y
Bookzombie Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 🍂 3y
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I want to thank all you wonderful Littens for being so supportive when Mom died October 16, 2018. Today would have been her 90th birthday. Happy birthday in heaven, mom.

ljuliel ❤️ 3y
Velvetfur 💜 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔💔 3y
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tournevis ❤All the love!❤ 3y
dragondrool Happy Birthday in Heaven, CatLass's Mom! And hugs to CatLass! 💜 3y
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 3y
readordierachel ❤❤❤ 3y
NatalieR 💜💜💜 3y
Bookzombie ❤️❤️ 3y
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Crooked House | Agatha Christie

@Mollyanna For some reason I didn‘t get this book out early, as I thought I would. But I did mail it out on time today.

Mollyanna Okay. I‘ll keep an eye out for it. 3y
CatLass007 @Mollyanna the Post Office said this should have arrived yesterday. Did it? 3y
Mollyanna Yes, it arrived. Just pulled it out of the mailbox. 3y
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Joy | Joy Willows

I have met the author of this book and I really want to read it! Has anyone out there read it?

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Crooked House | Agatha Christie
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This was my first Agatha Christie, but I don‘t intend for it to be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this entry into #whodunitthesequel ! Excellent choice, and thank you for the wonderful introduction to Dame Agatha. @Mollyanna I hope to get this selection out early to you for a change.

Librarybelle Glad you liked it! 3y
Mollyanna Dame Agatha is one of my favorite authors! So happy to hear you enjoyed it. 3y
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Crooked House | Agatha Christie
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@Schlinkles The book and notebook arrived in today‘s mail. Thank you!

#whodunitthesequel

Schlinkles Huzzah! 3y
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First of all, I don‘t recommend listening to the audiobook, as the narrator is terrible. However, I was able to make my way through the book and, for the most part, enjoyed it. I had expected this to be a bit of a “Dexter Junior,” and it did start out that way. But 1/3 to 1/2 way through the book, it became a horror novel. The difference was jarring. I wish it had been one way or the other. 3 1/2 out of five stars.

#whodunitthesequel

CatLass007 @Mollyanna I will get this out to you, hopefully Friday, 4 October. 3y
Mollyanna Thanks. I‘ll keep an eye out for it. 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I agree with you in that the paranormal bit seemed to come abruptly, and didn't fit for me. I thought it was good until that happened. 3y
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@Schlinkles I received the latest book in #whodunitthesequel today, along with the adorable Curious George card. Thank you so much!!

@Librarybelle

Schlinkles Huzzah! 3y
DrexEdit That book title juxtaposed with curious George is doing wierd things with my childhood memories. Lol! 😄 3y
MicheleinPhilly @DrexEdit Right??? 😂 3y
CatLass007 @DrexEdit 😂😂😂😂😂 3y
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Regret the Dark Hour | Richard Hood

This book was written by a friend of mine. I ordered it from Amazon and it will arrive on Friday. Check it out!

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Listening to this series has been so enjoyable! This ninth of ten books was action-packed, serious, funny, and romantic. 5/5 stars.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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It started off light and silly, which I quite enjoyed. It got a little more serious toward the middle and the end. I did find it difficult to identify with most of the Crazy Rich Asians, but some of them were delightful. Four out of five stars.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

I can‘t keep all the characters straight! And I‘m only a little over an hour into my audiobook. Help me! Ha ha Ha ha ha

Bookjunkie57 There are A LOT of them. 😂😂 (edited) 3y
CatLass007 @Bookjunkie57 It‘s getting a little easier. Sort of. 3y
Renee27 Yeah i can so relate to this😂 3y
CatLass007 @Renee27 It is getting easier to keep track. I‘m about 92% done with my audiobook and I think I figured out who everyone is. Well, almost everyone. 3y
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Night Shift | Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane
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This book is four Novelas by four different authors. All are light on plot and heavy on sex. If that‘s all you want, and who doesn‘t sometimes, then this book is for you.

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Magic Stars | Ilona Andrews
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A quite enjoyable book. I know this was a novella but it still wasn‘t long enough. I hope they‘ll expand the relationship between Derek and Kate‘s daughter.

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This series started out slow for me but it has constantly improved and I give this five of five stars.

LiteratiCafe I love all it their books. So much fun! 3y
LiteratiCafe Lol yes 3y
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I have never read this book before and absolutely adored it.

BeaG I'm listening to the audiobook now. 3y
CatLass007 @BeaG I listened to it with a friend. 3y
jb72 I named my dog Scout. 3y
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@TorieStorieS - I just received the adorable card you sent. Thank you so much! Please don‘t be offended if I don‘t write back right away, we are in the middle of closing my parents‘ estate and trying to sell this house. I have had plenty of time to read, or rather listen, to audiobooks while I take care of business. #JB

CatLass007 P. S. The book I chose is meant to be humorous. There are very few riches to be had. 3y
TorieStorieS Hahahahaha - well good luck with everything!!! I‘m glad the card made it safely! 😊 3y
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It's a Mystery | Sharon Dalgleish
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Thank you @BookwormAHN for the sweet postcard! I am thinking fondly of you and all my #JB friends.

BookwormAHN 😺😺 3y
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The Notting Hill Mystery | Charles Warren Adams

@Mollyanna I did mail this, but as usual I forgot to let you know. You should be receiving it any time. Sorry. And thanks.

Mollyanna I‘ll keep an eye out for it. Hope all is well. 4y
CatLass007 @Mollyanna Well, things have been quite stressful but I am trying to get a handle on it. Thanks for asking. (edited) 4y
CatLass007 @Mollyanna - did you get the book yet? 4y
Mollyanna Just checked mail. It‘s there. 4y
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Quite enjoyable and entertaining! I wonder why she didn‘t continue the series... So many questions left unanswered. I guess it was complete to her satisfaction.

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Passage | Lois McMaster Bujold
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This is the third book in THE SHARING KNIFE quartet. It‘s my favorite so far. Slightly darker than the first two, and very introspective, it‘s immensely enjoyable.

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Thank you to @Kelican17 and @BookNAround for the lovely notes. I don‘t promise to answer them in a timely fashion, but I will get back to you. I‘m in the midst of selling my parents‘ house and trying to find a place for myself to live. #JB

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Legacy | Lois McMaster Bujold
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The second book in THE SHARING KNIFE quartet. Even more enjoyable than the first. Part fantasy, part love story, all engaging.

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My third book finished this year. A sweet love story set in a fantasy world. I was a little creeped out by the age difference between the two main characters, but if you can get past it, a very engaging book.

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Robin | Dave Itzkoff
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I just finished my second book of the year, Robin, and it was marvelous. There is humor, honesty, and, of course, sadness. I highly recommend this book.

Crazeedi ❤❤Robin 😢 4y
Bookladylinda Ohhh! I‘m in line for this one at my library, I can‘t wait to read it! 4y
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Why I Read

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My first book of 2019 is finished. This book was sad, heart wrenching, and lovely. I highly recommend it.

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Thanks, @Lel2403 for paying it forward with this giveaway.

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Merry Christmas, Darling | Denise Devine

Good morning! Have a wonderful holiday, all my darling friends at Litsy!!

JoScho Same to you Jane ❤️ 4y
Chrissyreadit Happy Holidays! 4y
Mollyanna Merry Christmas! 🎄 4y
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sudi Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
Avanders ♥️🎄💙 4y
Trashcanman Merry Christmas Jane I hope today is being kind. 🤗🎅🎄 4y
Andrew65 Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
Kaye Merry Christmas ♥️ 4y
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas to you too! 🎄 4y
Lauram Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻 4y
Simona Happy holidays❣️ 4y
BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
UwannaPublishme Merry Christmas to you! 🎅🏻📚❤️ 4y
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Warmest Winter | Jackie Deevoy
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Thank you to @throwmeabook for the lovely Christmas card. Sandra, I appreciate you and all my #jb friends!!!

Kaye Hi Jane, just checking in to see if you‘d like to continue with #jb this coming year ? I‘m doing an updated list in case we have people who don‘t want to continue, and to update addresses of those that have moved. Thanks. 4y
CatLass007 @kaye Yes, I‘d like to continue with #jb. It‘s been a rough time since my mom died in October and I haven‘t been very faithful about writing, but Litsy and #jb have been lifesavers. Will be more attentive to writing in 2019. 4y
Kaye I‘m sorry for your loss. No need to feel guilty if you weren‘t able to keep up as much. I understand. ♥️ I‘m just going through and updating the list, as I took a pretty long hiatus myself. I‘m out of the loop as to who is still interested. Litsy and the #jb group are definitely a great help. Best wishes for a better year ahead. 💕 4y
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