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catiewithac

Joined July 2016

RN who loves books, dogs, baking, gut bacteria, and puzzles 📚🐾🍪🔬🤓 https://www.goodreads.com/catiewithac
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Cherry is Chief Nurse of an evacuation hospital on an island in the South Pacific. These early novels actively implore girls to study nursing so they can join the war effort. Cherry and her troop of nurses get bombed and treat soldiers close to the combat zone. It‘s a reminder how fierce and tenuous the war was with Japan. Unforgivable: the derogatory language about Japan. I can‘t wait until Cherry has adventures in civilian nursing. 🌴

TheBookHippie Just finished today 😬😳🤯 I‘m ready to move on to the next one whew.. 2d
catiewithac @TheBookHippie I struggled with how Cherry “took care of” the monkey. 🙈 🙉 🙊 2d
TheBookHippie @catiewithac between this and the snake in Nancy Drew 😬😵‍💫😳 I‘m like KIDS READ THESE?! 😝 2d
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TheBookHippie Wait. This came out before WWII ended or no? 2d
catiewithac @TheBookHippie yes this was published in 1944. She‘s a flight nurse next and then a veterans nurse. So the end of the war is coming up! 2d
TheBookHippie @catiewithac I‘m looking forward to more. I‘m prepared now!!! 🤭😳 (edited) 2d
Amiable Such nostalgia! My sister loved these books when we were kids and found a box of them in our grandma‘s attic. 2d
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It‘s an almost unbelievable true story about one man‘s fight with DuPont about water pollution with forever chemicals. I read this book several weeks ago, but Biden‘s EPA just now set limits of known carcinogens PFOAs in public drinking water. There‘s a great documentary based on this book as well as a movie. 💦

kspenmoll Sounds good! Love your puzzle in the background. 5d
catiewithac @kspenmoll this puzzle was hard! 5d
UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2d
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Were you looking for a history of early modern Italian beauty culture? Look no further! There‘s everything from hair lightening, skin creams, hair removal, and poisons! The author also shares some (arsenic-free) recipes so readers can experience authentic renaissance beauty! 🪞 👄

iread2much This looks great! I love the cover and it sounds interesting as well 4d
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This was a swift audio history of the world through the lens of infectious disease. I never considered how the Palatine and Ciprian plagues likely influenced the rise of Christianity. The book starts slowly with Prehistoric and Neolithic plagues but the pace picks up when people formed settlements and began growing crops. 🦠

AmyG Sounds fascinating. I just put a hold on the audiobook. 5d
JamieArc I saw this book recently and meant to put it on my “books for Catie” list 😂. I take great pride when I see you review a book I would have chosen for you! 5d
catiewithac @JamieArc excellent taste!!! 5d
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This is the first biography I‘ve read about Lord Byron. I liked how the author organized the book around letters so one can hear Byron‘s voice. He lived quite a wild life!!!

Librarybelle Oh! I‘m stacking this! 5d
dabbe He was “mad, bad, and dangerous to know!“ 🤩 Beautiful puzzle, too! 💙🩵💙 5d
ChaoticMissAdventures I haven't read about him specifically but he creeps into so much about that time (especially things about Mary Shelly) and he sounds absolutely wild. How interesting! 5d
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Nancy‘s back on her home turf but she‘s still hanging with her cousins George and Bess from the previous adventure. The criminals in these books are terrible! I did like the snake bite first aid. 🐍 Also Nancy learns how to decode cyphers in one evening. Either she‘s a genius or everyone is really dumb…

Librarybelle Let‘s go with super genius on decoding cyphers! 1w
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Charlemagne | Johannes Fried
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My penpals know my struggle with this audiobook. It is likely the most boring book I‘ve ever finished. However, it was great at one important thing: putting me to sleep! The author would have benefited from a more skillful editor to reduce repetition. I felt like I was in an eternal circle of hell hearing the same anecdotes about Charlemagne for 30 hours. Read at your own peril! 👑

Suet624 Oh my! 3w
dabbe When I first quickly glanced at who read it from your pic, I just saw JAMES CAMERON. I then thought to myself, “Isn't that the TERMINATOR/TITANIC director? Wow! He was boring!“ Then I saw the name STEWART. #doh You also deserve the #perseverenceaward 💚💙💚 3w
Ruthiella At least you got your beauty sleep 😴😄 3w
UwannaPublishme Another cure for insomnia. Good to know! 😉😬🥱 2w
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I liked the idea of this book. But my frustration with the lack of references, footnotes, endnotes ultimately outweighed my interest. TBH I like long footnotes! #freethesources

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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I made about 80 pages into this true crime tale before my interest fizzled. The author is too much of a fraternity bro himself. Sorry, next! 🍻

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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Did This Hand Kill? | Cezary Lazarewicz
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Open Letter Press consistently publishes the most amazing international works in translation. This book brings an infamous murder case from Poland‘s interwar era to life. The story of how the trial materials survived WWII alone is worth reading about. I love historical true crime books!

Kitta I love reading books in translation! Will check out Open Letter Press! I read a lot by New Vessel Press for works in translation if you‘re interested: https://newvesselpress.com 1mo
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Annie Bot | Sierra Greer
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This book is getting buzz in science magazines because it‘s about a sentient sex robot. It‘s a quick read that leads one to consider patriarchy, capitalism, and freedom. #BOTM

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I‘m in agreement with other readers that this isn‘t Nancy‘s strongest mystery. I found the dangers of dehydration and riding horses on mountain trails really scary though! The treatment of native peoples and culture is problematic now but probably considered progressive in the 1930s. Hopefully, the next book is better. Happy reading!

Librarybelle Let‘s hope it is better! 1mo
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Sorry for being MIA on Litsy. I‘ve been busy with work and reading. Cherry joins the army in book 3 of the series. She survives basic training and gets deployed to Central America. She blindly trusts the “miracles” of science and medicine which probably led to toxic chemicals being used to combat malaria. If only public health work were that simple…

TheBookHippie I got book 3 for the weekend read! 🤣😵‍💫😳🙃😱 1mo
ElizaMarie I've never read these books before! I think I'm gonna give it a try :) 1mo
BethM Wait! Are we doing a cherry read along?! 1mo
catiewithac @BethM it‘s just me 💊 1mo
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This was a reread for me in my quest to read the entire Cherry Ames series in order. It surprised me how much I forgot! I only remembered the exciting stolen penicillin plot, but the heart of the novel is Cherry‘s love of all things nursing. She gets a taste of ward management, OR, L&D, and PACU. 💊

dabbe I'll have to find a way to fit her in after Nancy Drew! 🤩😍😘 2mo
iread2much Those look like a lot of fun! 2mo
kwmg40 I remember enjoying reading these when I was young! 1mo
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First 5⭐️ read of the year! I hate cancer more than anything. And I hate that people and families feel like it is a personal, private struggle. The primary blame belongs to corporations that pollute and fail (repeatedly) to protect workers. My hometown has a PCB superfund site. Does yours?

CaliforniaCay Oooh this sounds interesting. Cool puzzle! 2mo
UwannaPublishme I grew up in NJ, the state with the most sites. Oh my! 2mo
SamAnne I grew up in the Oregon coast forests in the 70s where Weyerhaeuser regularly dumped herbicides on us. An herbicide in the same family as Agent Orange. Caused one of my elementary school classmates to be hospitalized. Less than 2 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer (currently in remission). I have one male friend who had breast cancer—and other ailments. He flew Agent Orange missions in Vietnam. We both suspect a connection. 2mo
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You 💯% need to read this book. Happily I went the audio route because this is narrated by the author who hosts the acclaimed podcast theGrio. It is an exceptional look back at American history that is personal and powerful. 🇺🇸

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Camp Zero | Michelle Min Sterling
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I was surprised how easy it was to fall into this novel. There are multiple narrators/perspectives including a secretive women‘s collective. The last 100 pages are a bit tedious and I didn‘t find the ending particularly surprising. I was surprised by the excessive alcohol consumption! Trigger warning for sex work and violence. ⚠️ #BOTM

UwannaPublishme Cool puzzle! 2mo
iread2much I‘m so on the fence about reading this! It sounds cool, but it also seems like it would just be depressing 2mo
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This book is well worth the effort. I recommend it for fans of Romantic poetry, 18th century mysticism, philosophy, and psychology. After the first two chapters one can easily skip around and read chapters as isolated essays inspired by Blake‘s art and poetry. Higgs really helped me grasp Blake‘s unique personal mythological characters (hello Urizen). 🧭

UwannaPublishme Very intriguing cover! 2mo
batsy Sounds really good! 2mo
Bookwomble Ah! I meant to get this book! The author published a shorter work on Blake a year or so before this one, in which he said he was working in it. Added to the mushrooming TBR, thanks😊 👍🏼🍄📚🍄 2mo
catiewithac @Bookwomble I liked this book a lot. The ideas will stay with you! 2mo
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This is a straightforward commentary on Shantideva‘s classic text on the way of the Bodhisattva. If you enjoy books by Pema Chodron, I welcome you to dig deeper into Buddhist wisdom with this text. Norman Fischer‘s zen interpretation of this work is also excellent. ☸️ I would have preferred a print edition, but I am rich in Audible credits, so audio had to do.

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I impulse bought this from Daedalus (why are the books so cheap?) because it was less than $5. This paperback edition has a handful of copy errors but those don‘t distract from the grisly tale of Victorian era murder. It‘s an unbelievable true gothic mystery: a lady‘s decomposed body is found in a family cellar. The author nicely contextualizes the rapid social, technological, political and economic changes of late 19th century England. 🦴

dabbe #stacked ❤️💜🩷 2mo
Crazeedi Oooo I might have to read!! 2mo
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Tomb Sweeping: Stories | Alexandra Chang
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I kind of savored this story collection. I knew it was special after just the first story. I didn‘t love them all but the ones I did I will never forget! #BOTM 🌸 ⚱️

Megabooks I enjoyed it, too! 2mo
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This was an impulse buy that I read from start to finish one night at work (I was on the psych unit where most patients sleep). Part one is a cultural history of onions. Part two is where the fun happens: so many historical recipes for onions! Soup, creamed, fried, baked, stuffed, etc. But my favorite has to be onion bread and bagels! I‘m a true Polish girl in my love of onion bread! 🥯 🧅 #onions

Texreader I ❤️ 🧅 2mo
Bookwormjillk Onion bread sounds amazing 🤩 2mo
Librarybelle Stacking! 2mo
AmyG Is that Larry Bird? 2mo
catiewithac @AmyG it‘s an Indiana puzzle! 🏀 2mo
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The Mystery at Lilac Inn | Carolyn Keene
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This is my favorite Nancy Drew mystery so far. There‘s real danger and a complicated plot. Nancy is an experienced scuba diver! If she were solving crimes today she‘d be covered in tiny tattoos and an adrenaline junkie! 👩‍🎤

mcipher Ooh I love that puzzle!! 2mo
TheBookHippie Just started it!! 2mo
LoverOfLearning So fun!!! 2mo
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Librarybelle Fun review! And, I love the puzzle as the background! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I was honestly cracking up when she admitted to being a scuba diver. How has she fit all these skill sets into her 18 years?! 😂 No wonder she was such an inspiration to me growing up! 2mo
catiewithac @TheAromaofBooks Nancy‘s also getting decked out in bling! 💍 She‘s going to end up with more diamonds than the Patriot‘s Super Bowl rings! 🤣💎🚣‍♀️🤿 2mo
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Reading maritime history = peak middle-aged! This is a fast-paced book about a deadly naval controversy. The author brings this narrative to life with quotes from newspaper articles, society diaries, and legal documents. I dare you to check out the author‘s bio pic (definition of a historian)! 😂🤣⚓️

Cuilin 🙌 same and for me it‘s quickly followed by horticultural history. Finished the Wager and now on the Brother Gardeners. 🚢 🌊 to 🪴 🌳 😆 2mo
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I received this book from a dear friend for my birthday. There‘s nothing like galpals and Loretta Lynn shares her legendary friendship with Patsy Cline. Such a lovely, fun book!

kspenmoll Love both but Patsy‘s voice is extraordinary 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool pic 🧩 ❤️ 2mo
dabbe Love them both! 🖤🩶🖤 2mo
UwannaPublishme Galpals are the best! 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
Tamra I‘m not a country music fan, but Patsy‘s voice is awesome! 2mo
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It‘s nice to be reminded that humans have always searched for peace at heart. Saigyo‘s poems resonate with the same emotional force as they did nearly a millennium ago. 🌖

JamieArc But did you find who the fraud was at the fortune teller convention? 😊 (edited) 3mo
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I liked Emily Austin‘s debut novel a little more, but this one shares the same tone and emotional arc. Her characters are quirky but have surprising depth. Occasionally she writes something so sharp that it cuts deep. ☀️ 🌙 🌎 #BOTM

dabbe Cute puzzle! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
UwannaPublishme That looks like Theo in your puzzle ❤️ 3mo
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State of Paradise | Laura van den Berg
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Laura van den Berg, Julian Barnes, Christian Kracht (when one of his books gets translated into English). These writers always deliver beautiful prose and surprising plots/characters. #SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern How fun! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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State of Paradise | Laura van den Berg
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So excited for this book! 🐊

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Birthday Gifts | Anastasia Suen
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Wow!!! Thank you for thinking of me on my birthday! I had a great day at home with Abby and Theo after working last night. Thanks for making my birthday extra special!!! #LitsyLove

catiewithac @AmyG Abby and I love the dog coaster! 🤣 I‘m really looking forward to Rachel Maddow‘s new book! Thank you 😊 🥰 3mo
catiewithac @Mitch Thanks for thinking of me on my birthday!!! I‘ve been considering rereading Agatha Christie and this book is the trigger I needed. 🥰 3mo
catiewithac @TheLudicReader Thanks for the gifts!! 🥳 3mo
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catiewithac @dabbe I‘m very excited to get my first read about Shakespeare in for the year! This book looks great! Thank you! 🤓 3mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
catiewithac @iread2much Everything from Japan is so dainty and delicate. 🌸 I hope I can figure out how to fold the stationary. I also need help translating my fortune! Thanks for thinking of me especially when you had so much going on. Love you tons! 😍 3mo
TheLudicReader Happy birthday! 😘 3mo
catiewithac @CoffeeNBooks This book light is amazing! Thank you for the book, too! Theo helped me open the box; he must have known there was a toy for him 🤣 🦆 🫶🏻 3mo
catiewithac @TheBookHippie Your gifts made it through the blizzard 🥶 I needed the hygge puzzle and candle to help me stay warm. Thank you!! 🕯️ 3mo
TheKidUpstairs That book light is so awesome! 3mo
AmyG Happiest of birthday wishes, my friend!!! 🎂🎉😘 3mo
TheBookHippie @catiewithac ♥️ the little golden book made me smile! Longest Amazon buy to delivery to date!!!! Phewwwwww, Ha! 3mo
Bookwormjillk Happy birthday Catie! 3mo
catiewithac @UwannaPublishme Donna, this box weighed a ton 🤣 You definitely spoiled me rotten with all the snacks and gifts! I‘m really excited to read Loretta‘s book and bake some rage out of my heart (hospital admins make me so angry). Thanks for sending Abby and I mementos from your wedding 🥰 Theo loved the gravy train treats!!! He would eat them all at once if he could! Thank you! Love you!! 🫶🏻 3mo
catiewithac @JamieArc Well, I really love exchanging mushroom themed gifts 🎁 🍄 I can‘t wait to read the book you sent! I was reading an article by the author last night and underlined so many passages. I‘m going to love it! Thank you so much!!! 🥰 P.S. I hope your first week at your new job goes well! You‘re so brave! 😘 3mo
kspenmoll Happy Birthday!!!! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Happiest of birthdays, my friend!! 🎉🎂🎉 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Happy Birthday fellow Capricorn!!!! Enjoy🥰 3mo
Bookpearl Happy Birthday!! 3mo
JamieArc @catiewithac I‘m so glad you‘ve been showered with so much Litsy Birthday love! You deserve it. I forgot to explain the puzzle - Ryan (spouse) got it for me and I did it on my birthday. It was a fun one so wanted to pass it along. 3mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎊🎈🎂🎉🎁 3mo
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 3mo
maich Happy birthday❤️🎂 3mo
CaliforniaCay What an awesome haul! Hope you had a good birthday! 🎉💛🎉💜🎂🩷🎈🧡🎈 3mo
Mitch What a beautiful photo - happy birthday 3mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! Glad to see you so happy and basking in all this LitsyLove! Gotta blame the heavy box on the Chocolate Moose. He wouldn‘t squeeze into the smaller one! 😉 Keep celebrating and having fun, my friend! Hugs all around! 😘😘😘 3mo
iread2much I hope it was a wonderful day! 3mo
Bookwomble A belated Happy Birthday 🎂😊 3mo
kspenmoll Happy belated birthday! 3mo
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The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
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This is an important book for understanding Japanese culture and aestheticism. The writing feels dated but I really enjoyed the translator‘s foreword and afterward. 🍵 🇯🇵

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I‘m super excited to get older next week! Thanks for all the #LitsyLove 🥳🤩😍

UwannaPublishme Happy almost Birthday! 🥳🎉❤️ 3mo
Mitch Yeah 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Soubhiville Yay! Litsy friends are the best. Happy early birthday! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎈 3mo
ElizaMarie Happy early birthday! 3mo
BarbaraBB Wow, you‘re being spoiled 🤍 (edited) 3mo
AmyG Ha! Enjoy the anticipation!!!! 3mo
catiewithac @UwannaPublishme a very heavy box arrived from you today! 3mo
iread2much ☺️ 3mo
UwannaPublishme Surprise!!! 🤭🎉🎂 3mo
TheBookHippie Card & Gift are seperate from me and hopefully will survive blizzard 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
catiewithac @TheBookHippie Stay safe and warm! ❄️ 3mo
CoffeeNBooks I didn't plan well, again, so your gift will be coming directly from Amazon! 😁 3mo
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Kissinger hails from a large German-Irish Catholic family full of secrets. Her parents lived with alcoholism, depression, and bipolar in an “era of silence.” Kissinger became a journalist whose beat was mental health. She investigates her own family‘s struggles with humor and candor. She also graduated from my alma mater: DePauw University. Go Tigers! #BOTM

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Nancy Drew solves another mystery involving bank robbers and a wealthy orphan. She almost dies in a boating accident. I enjoy the details about her clothes and meals. The series must think aspiring girl sleuths need educated on appropriate attire and meal prepping. 🥩 🥔 🥗

Librarybelle Love your last line! 3mo
tpixie @Librarybelle @catiewithac Yes!! 😂 great last line!!! #NDBuddyRead 3mo
dabbe This one started off with a near hit/near miss! 🌊🛶😱 3mo
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My father gave me some Cherry Ames novels after I became a nurse (10 years ago!!!). I‘ve decided to read them all in order for the first time. The first book in the series gave me all the feels about nursing fundamentals (bathing, vital signs, making beds, dressing changes, etc.). I got a little teary when Cherry earned her bandage scissors. I will read book 2 next month if anyone wants to join me! #CherryAmes #Nurse 🏥

BethM I collect the originals! Great stories! 3mo
TheBookHippie I‘m reading this morning! 3mo
PageShifter My library had at least the two first in the series, I am going to try them! 3mo
UwannaPublishme What a cool series! Craig may enjoy these too. And is that a Peter Falk memoir I see on your shelf? 3mo
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Murder After Christmas | Rupert Latimer
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First read of 2024! Surprising twist ending and lots of quirky characters! The author was very fond of the word “slither” using it 7 times. 🐍 ☃️ 🍫

Thanks for the gift! @JamieArc
#LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great cover 🧡 3mo
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I‘ll definitely keep this cute little style guide handy near my desk! It‘s a great quick reference for writing just about every kind of letter. Snail mail forever!!

Thanks for the gift, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💌
#LitsyLove

rubyslippersreads Another letter-writing book I love is 3mo
dabbe 🖤💙🖤 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome ❤️❤️ 3mo
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This book consists of short excerpts from Alan Watts‘ other books. It makes a nice intro to his ideas and style. Would make a good gift or coffee table book. 🪷

Suet624 Good luck with that puzzle! 3mo
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1. I gave several books as gifts to my Litsy pals and also received books in return ❤️💚❤️📚
2. Nothing more bookish than an actual book!! That‘s my favorite gift of all time!!
#Two4Tuesday
Tagging @TheLudicReader @Sleepswithbooks @readwithcori

TheSpineView Agree with #2! Thanks for playing!🎁📚📖 4mo
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Stacy, I love this gift! Thank you!! This potholder!!!! 🤣 The pride mug is 💯% Chef‘s kiss 😘 I‘ve started the past few years reading about inequality so it looks like my trend continues in 2024. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, friend!!! 🎅🏼 📚 #LitsyLove

AmyG That potholder! 🤣 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome gifts!! 🎁 ❤️ 4mo
Sleepswithbooks Merry Christmas my friend 💚❤️ 4mo
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The Future | Naomi Alderman
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Kristen, thank you for sending this awesome book!!!! I‘m ready to ring in the new year with some techno apocalypse environmental dystopia fiction! Thank you!! Happy holidays!! 🥳🥰 #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🎅❤️ 4mo
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Tiffany (I‘m guessing on your username), thank you for sending me this wonderful #Jolabokaflodswap23 box! I wanted to start reading this book immediately but I had to work Christmas Eve night. 🍫 📖 🎄

Thank you to all the Litsy folks who make this swap such a magical experience! Happy reading and merry Christmas!!! 🎁

AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 4mo
kspenmoll This is a great book- I read it this past year. 4mo
OndinetheSea I hope you enjoy your book and chocolate! 🎄❤️☃️❄️ 4mo
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Murder After Christmas | Rupert Latimer
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Jamie 💗 Thank you for this sweet holiday gift! I truly enjoy these classic Christmas murder mysteries. I‘m fully addicted to the Michigan mint chocolates you always send. And cinnamon sugar toast is one of my favorite late night snacks!!!!! I‘m very excited to try the fancy Penzys blend! Thank you! Wishing you a merry holiday 😘🥰 #LitsyLove

catiewithac @JamieArc p.s. I‘m obsessed with this wrapping paper! There are mushrooms on it 🤩 🍄 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great package 💜🧡 4mo
JamieArc That‘s one of my favorite snacks too! And how did I not know you are a lover of mushrooms??? I am too! Glad you appreciate the paper as much as I do! Happy holidays, friend! 4mo
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My Sweet Friend | H.A. Leuschel
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Stacy, this puppy wrapping paper is adorable!!!!! But I can‘t wait to open everything! 😈 #LitsyLove

AmyG Too cute!!! 4mo
Sleepswithbooks 🫶🏻❤️💚 4mo
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I was totally charmed by this category defying book. It‘s part biography (of 3 different people from 3 different interests and times) and part history of philosophy; it‘s a damn good read. I let it lead my imagination through space-time and beyond. Now I‘m obsessed with Borges. Such an excellent and inspiring book! ⏳ 🌌 📚

Aimeesue The ebook was on sale today so I bought it based on your enthusiastic rec! Thanks! 4mo
batsy I have this on my tbr! Glad to see your positive review. 4mo
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Thank you for thinking of my birthday this Christmas! 😹 I promise to be good and wait until Christmas Day to open the gift, but it‘s very tempting. Thank you!!!!! #LitsyLove

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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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Happy Holidays! | Eric Sevigny, Marilyn Pleau-Murissi
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I caught my dog trying to get to this package when I had it on the bookshelf. There must be something good inside! Can‘t wait to open it on Christmas Eve! #Jolabokaflodswap23

MaleficentBookDragon Puppy! 🐶 4mo
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Misty, thank you for this sweet holiday surprise! I LOVE butter mints!!! I‘m one of those nurses with an infinity of bags in bags, so I‘m already planning to use this in my work bag for small things. This book is both beautiful and really interesting. Love the cookie ornament, teas, and Van Gogh washi tapes. Merry Christmas to you, too!! 😍 #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy you like everything! Merry Christmas ❤️💚 4mo
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Thank you for this wonderful gift, mystery friend!! This tote bag is really lovely and practical 😀 I‘m super excited to read this book, too!! #LitsyLove 🥰

ElizaMarie Awe you‘re welcome :) (edited) 4mo
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