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Happy Friday | Blue Ridge Art
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#5JoysFriday

1. I've been coloring a lot in the Happy Color app, especially nice while listening to audiobooks
2. Grateful for A/C as the temps are starting to rise
3. Two of my kitties, Zeke and Luna, cuddling in a laundry basket
4. Talking to my niece via FaceTime, she makes me laugh
5. Orange Creamsicles 🧡

KadaGul @Catsandbooks One ☝️ of Cats 🐈,Bilge ,loves 😻 to roll in the dirty or clean laundry 🧺. #Petlife 1w
AnnCrystal 💕😻😻💝. 1w
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1w
Jari-chan 😻😻😻 1w
DebinHawaii Such a lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 I love the kitties in the laundry basket! 🧺 🐱🐱 & now I‘m craving a creamsicle! Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 1w
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Psyche and Eros: A Novel | Luna McNamara
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4/5 ⭐️ I enjoyed the second half of the book more than the first. I didn't mind that it was a traditional Greek mythology telling. Sending it out tomorrow! #LMPBC

KateReadsYA @Laughterhp @Meshell1313 @Catsandbooks I've also sent mine out as well. I forgot to post it because I've been so busy! 3w
Meshell1313 @KateReadsYA I got it today! It‘s the one I‘m most excited for! 2w
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The Sun and the Void | Gabriela Romero Lacruz
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Mehso-so

2.5/5 ⭐️ Disappointed in this Venezuelan-based folklore fantasy. It had so much potential and a really great world, but I think the author tried to do too much. It is the first in a series so maybe there will be more development later on
#FoodandLit Venezuela 🇻🇪

But Zola says hi! I'm behind on Litsy stuff as I'm just starting to feel better after getting sick with a cold that went to my chest and inflamed my asthma

AnnCrystal 💝🐶💝. Oh my! Glad you're getting better 🙏👍. 3w
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 3w
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Leftcoastzen 🐶👏 3w
Bookwormjillk Hi Zola. I‘m glad you‘re feeling better ❤️ 3w
dabbe #zenfulzola Glad you're feeling better! 🖤🐾🖤 3w
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Spain | Jan Morris
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#FoodandLit May Spain 🇪🇸

To participate read a book that takes place in the country or is by an author from the country. Also enjoy food from the country. Share your experience with the tag #FoodandLit & tag @Catsandbooks & @Texreader

Resources, including a book list & more, can be found at https://foodandlit.pisani.me/

If you're not currently tagged in #FoodandLit news & would like to be, let me know.

TheBookHippie Yay!! 3w
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Sace Cool! Could I be added to the tag list por favor? 3w
Catsandbooks @Sace added you! ☺️ 3w
Texreader You‘re the best!! 3w
Bookwormjillk I‘m not ready for it to be May, but looking forward to this! 3w
Itchyfeetreader I have not been doing great at this challenge this year but Spain I think I. Can manage 3w
Sace @Catsandbooks thank you! 3w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I've been wanting to read The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón for about 2 or 3 years now. That is what I'm reading. It's a chunkster. It might be the only book I read in May. 🤣 3w
emz711 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick it's incredible. And made me want to go back to the shadow of the wind. I also think I immediately started the labyrinth over as soon as I was done 3w
emz711 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick crz is exactly who I thought for this post! 3w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @emz711 I've really enjoyed everything I've read by him, but it took me a week or two to realize he is exactly who to choose! ??‍♀️I think my mind thought "Barcelona" but didn't make the connection that it's in Spain right away! ? 3w
MaGoose @Catsandbooks Hi 👋 Please sign me up. Thanks. 2w
Catsandbooks @MaGoose added you! ☺️ 2w
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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4.5/5 ⭐️ I forgot to post this review, but I loved this book! It was funny and sweet and spicy! #littensloveromance

CW: eating disorder, but I think it was handled really well and I say this as someone who struggles with disordered eating

Leftcoastzen 😻 1mo
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1. Zola looked so cute in the flowers in our yard
2. I put a plastic clover on Zeke's head 😂
3. Flavored lemonade from my favorite local cafe
4. Late night conversation with hubby ❤️
5. Laying in my hammock when the weather was absolutely perfect ☀️

#5JoysFriday

DebinHawaii I love your joyful list! Zola in the flowers is adorable & of course, lemonade! 💛💛💛 Thank you for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 1mo
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#tlt #ThreeListThursday

1. The Vampire Diaries show is amazing and the books are meh

2. Big Little Lies was fantastic and added so much more than the book

3. You - Penn Badgley is deliciously creepy

Honorable mentions - True Blood, Gossip Girl, The Princess Diaries

(And yes ik these are all tv shows but I enjoy TV shows far more than movies)

dabbe They're still shows! 🤩🤩🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚🩷💚 2mo
Ruthiella Fair assessment and television often provides the space and time some adaptations need, as opposed to a two hour movie. 👍 2mo
Traci1 Definitely agree with The Vampire Diaries. 2mo
KadaGul @Catsandbooks @Traci1 I initially watched The Vampire Diaries but couldn't get into the book series when it was first released. 2mo
TieDyeDude “You“ is fun! I had looked into the book, but I'm good with the series. Ready for the final season. 1mo
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Wacky Wednesday | Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, George Booth
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Depending on my mood and my headspace I go back and forth between audiobooks and physical books. Sometimes I even do both at the same time, which is a lot of fun to feel even more immersed in the story!

#wondrouswednesday

Wanna play? @KateReadsYA @Laughterhp @Meshell1313 @Texreader

Meshell1313 Ooh fun! Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🩷💜🩷 2mo
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The husband and I ventured to a Korean BBQ restaurant and had a feast! Lots of veggies and meats, our favorite was the bulgogi beef. We also had the Korean fish shaped pastry filled with red beans and fried rice cakes with powdered sugar!
And the other day I made cheesy Korean corn (bottom right Pic), it was delicious!

#FoodandLit Korea 🇰🇷

UwannaPublishme Looks so good! 😋 2mo
Texreader Yay!!! This all looks so good! 2mo
Chrissyreadit wow!! 2mo
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5/5 ⭐️ I love these characters so much!! 😭😍❤️

#ChloeGongReadalong

AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 2mo
TheBookHippie 🙃💕 2mo
Cupcake12 Such a pretty cover 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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#FoodandLit April - Venezuela 🇻🇪

To participate read a book that takes place in the country or is by an author from the country. Also enjoy food from the country. Share your experience with the tag #FoodandLit & tag @Catsandbooks & @Texreader

Resources, including a book list & more, can be found at https://foodandlit.pisani.me/

If you're not currently tagged in #FoodandLit news & would like to be, let me know.

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The Devil Makes Three | Tori Bovalino
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2.5/5 ⭐️ I don't want to say too much because it's a #LMPBC but this had more gore than I was expecting, so check those content warnings.

I sent it out today 📬

KateReadsYA Oh heck, yes!!! 🤩 I'm so excited. 2mo
Meshell1313 Woah! I‘m intrigued! 2mo
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If You Leave Me: A Novel | Crystal Hana Kim
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3/5 ⭐️ Light pick for this #FoodandLit Korea book. Love triangle set during the Korean war and the years following. Very sad though.

TheBookHippie It sounds good! 2mo
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Same Time Next Year | Tessa Bailey
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4/5 ⭐️ Fun novella from one of my favorite authors! This would have been even better if it was longer so the characters were more developed

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#BooksinBloom Readathon
🌼March 15 - 22🌼
🌸Set your own goals🌸

My husband has a conference so I decided to host a readathon! I'm hoping to get through at least 2 books. 💐📚

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Hello #LitsyCrafters ☺️ How is your 2024 going so far?

This year I'm crocheting a book blanket! Each color is a different genre and the number of rows is the star rating I gave it. Above is what I have so far!
One of my goals this year is to complete more projects that I've already started.

If you'd like to be added or removed from the #LitsyCrafters tag list let me know.

Lauredhel Omg I love this idea! 3mo
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TheBookHippie Oh my word this is so cool. 3mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve been doing good on my collages. I‘m looking to expand that. 3mo
Larkken Lovely! What a great idea. 3mo
Larkken I‘ve been teaching myself how to use procreate and knitting and tinking… knitting and tinking 😎 3mo
Texreader OMG, I love this Leila!! 3mo
Lindy Very cool idea for a blanket! I‘m knitting myself a pair of gloves. I will make separate post about them. 3mo
Texreader @Gilly18 : Leila, or @catsandbooks as well know her, runs #LitsyCrafters and crafts cover the gamut. She‘s much more talented than me… I stick to paper crafts but here she is knitting!! 3mo
kelli7990 I started a cross stitch picture on my cross stitch app but I haven‘t finished it yet. 3mo
AnnCrystal Wow! That's fantastic 🧶👏🤩👍📚💝. 3mo
julesG I like that you're basing the rows of your blanket on your star rating. I've finished a shawl and am currently working on a top-down raglan-ish sweater (the very first jumper I'm making for myself). 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I LOVE this idea! 😍 Unfortunately I haven‘t had much time to work on any of my crafts yet. Free time has been in short supply and when I do get it, I read. 😅 3mo
bthegood great idea and beautiful - 🙂 3mo
Amiable That is fabulous! 3mo
Chrissyreadit great idea!!! I have a few projects i‘m going to attempt this month… one is easy- printing stationery and cards- the next step is embellishing, and my third project is to try and make a crossbody using cloth napkins i fell in love with. I have not had the bandwidth to be crafty for several years so i‘m crossing my fingers. 3mo
Chrissyreadit i‘m excited to see how your blanket turns out! 3mo
mcctrish What a fabulous idea for a blanket ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
peanutnine Love your blanket!! The only craft I've worked on this year so far is my reading journal. I do have a blanket that I've been crocheting for years, that I'm determined to finish this year! I'll keep you posted 3mo
vlwelser The blanket is so pretty. I love the colors you picked. I'm still plugging along on my epic cross stitch project. We're full time back in office so commuting cuts into my craft time but whatever. 3mo
CrowCAH What a neat genre review blanket idea! I crocheted a prayer shawl. And am in the process of crocheting a baby blanket for whenever the need arises I‘ll have one ready. 3mo
TheSpineView Cool idea 😎 3mo
kwmg40 Great idea! I've been working on several knitting projects but trying to get back into sewing. After not sewing for 10 years or so, I'm trying to first reclaim some sewing space in my house! 3mo
KateReadsYA I'd like to be added to the list 🤗 3mo
MaureenMc I love this 😍 3mo
Meshell1313 I love this idea! Will have to try it sometime. I‘m still in scarf mode. I find a pattern I like and then make it in every single color. Anyone else do this? 😂 3mo
CatLass007 @julesG What is tinking? I know that in crochet, unraveling work already done is referred to as frogging. Is that what tinking means or does it mean something else? 3mo
CatLass007 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I started listening to audiobooks while I crochet in 2011. Before that I didn‘t think I would like audiobooks. Audiocrocheting is the only thing I multitask. I can‘t audio-crosstitch. What craft do you do? 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @CatLass007 I knit, do junk journal, and I dabble in sculpting and sewing. I‘ve tried audiobooks several times and I just can‘t seem to get my brain to focus. I always find myself daydreaming and I snap back to the audio and have no idea where I left off. 🤦‍♀️😅 3mo
CatLass007 I think you have a great idea for your book review blanket. It‘s going to be a great finished project in December. I have posted projects that I planned to work on twice now, and haven‘t even started working on either of them. So my first goal is to pick up my crochet hook and start on fingerless gloves that I promised for December. Let me rephrase, I told three people that I would be making something for them but I didn‘t say what. 3mo
julesG @CatLass007 Frogging is unravelling for knitters, too. But if you "knit backwards" because you don't want to unravel your work it's called tink (knit backwards). Unravelling is harder when knitting, you have live stitches on your needles all the time and unravelling means you risk stitches slipping for several rows. 3mo
CatLass007 I also have five afghans that are almost finished plus two that I started a couple of years ago and have not gotten much done. So, fingerless gloves then afghans. That‘s my crafting goal for the year. 3mo
julesG Where did my comment for @Larkken go? Anyway, I said that 'tinking' is the worst and I had to tink p3tog several times. 3mo
CatLass007 @julesG I tried learning to knit several years ago. I was constantly crocheting at the time so I never had much time to knit. I know the basics of knitting and I know that frogging is more difficult in knitting. Do you use straight needles or circular needles? A friend of mine who can do everything that can be done with yarn or thread got her first circular needles several years ago and now that‘s all she uses. 3mo
julesG @CatLass007 I've always used circular needles. I know how to knit with the straight ones (a friend taught me Irish cottage knitting method - not sure whether that's how it's called) but find circular needles more comfortable. 3mo
bookandbedandtea Your blanket is so cool! I've been cross stitching lately but not painting recently. I've been clearing out my craft closet so I can actually find things I look for which has (temporarily) created a far bigger mess than I had. 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic idea for a blanket. I have a wobble kit I want to try this month. 3mo
Larkken @julesG I wonder wheee that comment went! Ugh, tinking anything higher than a 2tog is rough! And tinking in lace is beyond me. Might as well frog entirely and start fresh. 3mo
Larkken @CatLass007 @julesG “tink” is just knit spelled backwards and the action is similarly mirrored. I usually find it somewhat therapeutic (but frogging is more so 😜). Have you heard of flexiflip needles? They‘re dpns with a flexible section in the middle and are my new obsession since circulars mess with my gauge. 3mo
CatLass007 @bookandbedandtea Isn‘t that the way it‘s supposed to work? Create an even bigger mess to get organized? That‘s the way I always do it. 3mo
bookandbedandtea @CatLass007 That is absolutely the way it works! I always remind my husband "worse before better." ? 3mo
CatLass007 @bookandbedandtea I don‘t have to answer to anyone else but my cats. They never complain about the mess and I think they actually enjoy it. I‘m the one that gets frustrated by the mess because I want everything done immediately. I want to twitch my nose or blink my eyes and it‘s magically done. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 What a cool idea! I kinda want to learn to knit or crochet…maybe one day I‘ll try it, but with something super simple. 3mo
SusanLee That‘s such a neat idea! I have been crocheting gingerbread man 😅 No crafting goals this year as I have many WIP so need to finish those first 😢 (edited) 3mo
julieclair Love the blanket idea! I‘ve been cross stitching. My goal this year is to finish my many works in progress. I‘d also like to try paper crafting (edited) 3mo
Kenyazero This is such a cool temperature blanket idea! 🤩 I hope it‘s been fun to work on so far! I haven‘t been working on my own crafts but am assembling a book nook kit right now. 3mo
Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie That's wonderful! 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @Larkken I would love to try procreate! 3mo
Catsandbooks @Texreader Thank you Karen! ☺️🩷and welcome to Litsy @Gilly18 🎉 3mo
Catsandbooks @kelli7990 cross stitch is so fun! 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @julesG That's amazing! I'm sure it will be beautiful! 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm totally understandable 😊 3mo
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit sounds like you have great plans! 😊 3mo
Catsandbooks @peanutnine you got this! I actually have another blanket I started back in 2015 that I still haven't finished 😅but I just keep starting other things 😂 3mo
Catsandbooks @vlwelser dang commuting! It looks wonderful though! I remember when you just started it! 😊 3mo
Catsandbooks @CrowCAH that's wonderful! 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @kwmg40 you got this! 💖 3mo
Catsandbooks @KateReadsYA added you! ☺️ 3mo
Catsandbooks @Meshell1313 love a good scarf! 💖 3mo
Catsandbooks @CatLass007 you got this!🙌🏼 sometimes the hardest part is starting 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @bookandbedandtea that's great! 🩷The craft organization can be so stressful! Good luck! 3mo
Catsandbooks @BookwormAHN sounds fun!! 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @OriginalCyn620 easiest project to start with is a scarf, it's just a long rectangle 😂 3mo
Catsandbooks @SusanLee gingerbread man sounds fun! 🩷 And I hear ya on the WIPs... It's Neverending lol 3mo
Catsandbooks @julieclair love cross stitch! And such a good goal! 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @Kenyazero that sounds so cute! 💖 3mo
Catsandbooks Thanks for all the love on this project y'all! 🥰 3mo
CatLass007 I was just thinking… What do you do about DNFs? I learned how to bail because of Litsy. It‘s very liberating. 3mo
Catsandbooks @CatLass007 I just don't stitch those. Only books I finish and give a rating will I stitch. 3mo
CatLass007 That makes sense. I tend to give most books a high rating because it would be really foolish of me to waste time on a one or two star book. 3mo
Catsandbooks @CatLass007 yeah most of mine are 3 and above for the same reason. Only if I really want to know how it ends or it's a buddy read, can I be persuaded to stick it out lol 3mo
CatLass007 I understand. If it‘s a buddy read, I sometimes stick it out. I did bail on The Brothers Karamazov pretty early on. And I started late for The Golden Notebook. Since no one who read it seemed to like it, I chose to return it to Audible and use my credit for something else. 3mo
SusanLee @Catsandbooks I know right! 🙏🏻😅 2mo
rretzler Please add me to the tag - I‘ve almost always got some project going on, usually knitting, but am actually between projects right now. 2mo
Catsandbooks @rretzler added you! ☺️ 2mo
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Anna K | Jenny Lee
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3/5 ⭐️ This was an Anna Karenina retelling but with young rich teens in New York. I've never read the original Anna but this was wild. These kids were out of control, so much drugs, alcohol, and sex. I read it early for #FoodandLit South Korea as the main family is Korean, but it wasn't really a part of the story.

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Donut Fall in Love | Jackie Lau
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3.5/5 ⭐️ Cute story with so much tasty food. I wish there was more development with Ryan's father, but I think the grief storyline was well written.

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#FoodandLit March South Korea 🇰🇷

To participate read a book that takes place in the country or is by an author from the country. Also enjoy food from the country. Share your experience with the tag #FoodandLit & tag @Catsandbooks & @Texreader

Resources, including a book list & more, can be found at https://foodandlit.pisani.me/

If you're not currently tagged in #FoodandLit news & would like to be, let me know.

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BarbaraBB Thanks! Looking forward to it, my book will be about but not set in South Korea 3mo
mcctrish I am finally going to knock Pachinko off my towering TBR 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I was hoping to read X/Y by Esther Yi to satisfy a challenge prompt, but my library posted some recommendations, and there's suddenly 7 people who have the book on hold. 😬 I have this other one on my shelf, set in the demilitarized zone, so I'll read that instead. 3mo
yourfavouritemixtape I am looking forward to this and will again be able to read something off my TBR pile! 3mo
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The Dawnhounds | Sascha Stronach
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4/5 ⭐️ This was quite the genre blending adventure! Great commentary on government and police corruption, LGBTQIA rights, class warfare, and more all set in a fantasy biopunk world. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series coming out this fall!
#FoodandLit New Zealand 🇳🇿

Texreader Wow it has everything!! 3mo
BookBr Have this on my TBR — I might need to bump it up! 😍 3mo
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Hey gals! Here's my picks, but if you don't like any of these I have tons more!
#LMPBC

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KateReadsYA Omg, The Devil Makes Three has my vote!!!!! I loved not good for maidens by her! 🖤 3mo
KateReadsYA Just saw the tagged book 🤣🤣🤣🥰 3mo
Meshell1313 Oooh man- this is going to be the best group ever. I‘m loving all of the choices! I haven‘t read any of them but based on reviews my top would be the devil makes 3 and this golden flame- all right up my alley! 3mo
Laughterhp Ooh I haven‘t read any of these yet! That almost never happens. 3mo
Laughterhp I‘m good with any but my top choices would be year of the reaper or the bright and the pale. 3mo
Catsandbooks @KateReadsYA I love your tagged book too! 🩷 3mo
Catsandbooks @KateReadsYA @meshell1313 @LaughterHp is the devil makes three OK with everyone? I can pull more books too if y'all want. 3mo
KateReadsYA @Catsandbooks Yes for me 😊 3mo
Laughterhp Yup! That‘s fine! 3mo
Meshell1313 @Catsandbooks sounds great! Let‘s do it! 3mo
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Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes and Symbols | Mary Ehrenworth, Maria Colleen Cruz
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We need 2 more people for our Fantasy group for the final round of #LMPBC

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vkmQzUrDDP80lAM1fsanpoiJiv05NxU1qR3ZSbGY...

Laughterhp Just signed up! 3mo
Catsandbooks @Laughterhp Yay!! 🎉 💖 3mo
Meshell1313 Yay! I‘ll start thinking of my options and pose them to you both soon! Soo many choices - can‘t wait to see what choices you both think of!🤔 @Laughterhp @Catsandbooks 3mo
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KateReadsYA @Laughterhp @Catsandbooks @Meshell1313 Hey I'm wanting to join the Cool Girls Club, can I sit with yall?! 🤣🥰👑🗡💜 3mo
Catsandbooks @KateReadsYA Absolutely!! 🙌🏼💁🏼‍♀️💖 3mo
Catsandbooks So excited to read with y'all! ☺️ can't wait to see what we'll be reading! 🩵 @Meshell1313 @LaughterHp @KateReadsYA (edited) 3mo
Meshell1313 @KateReadsYA yay!!!!! You can sit with us but on Wednesdays we wear pink 😉😂 3mo
KateReadsYA @Meshell1313 🤣🤭 woohoo!!! 3mo
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Book Club Journal | Sanne Vliegenthart
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The final round of #LMPBC is happening soon so if you'd like to join in visit the wonderful @suvata 's page!

I'm doing a witchy book group ✨

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A day late, but I wanted to show what I made my husband for Valentine's day! ❤️ We've really been into Ted Lasso lately so I made it a theme. Here's my card, a paper box, and the shortbread biscuits from the show that I all made! #LitsyCrafters

Leftcoastzen Nice! 3mo
Ruthiella Sweet! What a lucky guy. 😃 3mo
Texreader Love this! And such a great show!! 3mo
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TheBookHippie Awe. 3mo
Cupcake12 Love this x 3mo
Chelsea.Poole LOVE Ted Lasso! I‘ve not made the shortbread but I want to! Which recipe do you use? (edited) 3mo
Deblovestoread Fantastic! 3mo
Catsandbooks @Chelsea.Poole I used this recipe, which calls for granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar. The powdered will create a crisper drier biscuit compared to the granulated which will make a softer biscuit. Just depends what kind you want. https://www.jessicagavin.com/ted-lasso-biscuits/ 3mo
Chelsea.Poole @catsandbooks thanks so much! I also like a softer cookie so these will be perfect. I can‘t wait to try! 3mo
Catsandbooks @Chelsea.Poole you're welcome! Let me know how they go! ☺️ 3mo
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Birthday Book Haul!! 🎉

Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
mcipher Happy birthday!! 3mo
BookmarkTavern Happy birthday!🎈🎊🎂🎉🎁 3mo
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maich Happy birthday 3mo
Leftcoastzen Yay! Happy Birthday!🎂🎁 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy Birthday! 🎉 3mo
willaful Makes it worth getting older, doesn't it. 😁 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Those Lovelight Farm covers are impossible to resist! Happy birthday!! 3mo
Littlewolf1 Happy Birthday 🎂🎈 🎉 3mo
AnnCrystal 🎉🎂🥳🎁📚💝. 3mo
SpellboundReader 🎂🍾🎉 3mo
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The Birthdays | Heidi Pitlor
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February is always a busy month for me!
My husband and I both have birthdays this month, mine's today! Of course there's Valentine's day too. Also our dating anniversary! This year we've been together a whole decade! 🎉 💕 Time has flown by and I'm so proud of how far we've come! Looking forward to the next decade with you by my side! ❤️

julesG Happy Birthday! 3mo
willaful You're adorable! Love your hubby's dimples. 3mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Happy Birthday! Cheers to an awesome month and year of celebrating YOU! 🎉❤️🎉 3mo
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maich Happy birthday💐🎂❤️ 3mo
Bookwormjillk Happy birthday and congratulations 🎉 3mo
slategreyskies I‘m so happy for you! Here‘s to an amazing month ahead for both of you! 🥂 💕✨ 3mo
Jari-chan Happy birthday and happy anniversary! 3mo
IndoorDame Happy birthday!!!!! 3mo
Cortg Happy Birthday and enjoy your special month 💞 3mo
Susanita Happy birthday!! 3mo
BookishMadHatter Happy birthday? 3mo
Amiable Happy birthday and happy all your other special days! 🎂🍾🎉 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Sounds like a general Happy February is in order!! 😂 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! 🎊🎂❤️🥂🎉 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Happy Birthday 3mo
quietjenn Happy birthday! Enjoy your busy month! 3mo
Read4life Happy birthday! This is such a great photo 💙 3mo
Light_of_Aether I'm looking forward to our next decade together, too! 💜 3mo
peanutnine Happy birthday and anniversary! 💕☺️🎉 3mo
Megabooks Happy birthday and congratulations!! 🎉🎉 3mo
Liz_M Happy everything and thank you for making Litsy a better place 💖 3mo
dabbe HB! 🩷💜❤️ 3mo
TieDyeDude 🎈 🎉 Happy Birthday! 3mo
AnnCrystal 🎉🎂💝🎂🥳🥂. 3mo
Catsandbooks @Liz_M Thank you for saying those kind words Liz! 🥰 3mo
Gissy Happy Birthday 🎉 🎊 🎂 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Lovely picture! Happy Birthdays and Anniversary! 💕💕 3mo
MaureenMc 🍾🎉🎂 3mo
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Donut Fall in Love | Jackie Lau
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Cuddling with my little Luna belle for #hyggehour

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🩵🩵🩵 3mo
TheBookHippie 💕💕💕💕💕 3mo
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
mabell Great photo! 3mo
AllDebooks ❤️ Purr-fect, there, I said it 🐾❤️ 3mo
AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 3mo
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Immortal Longings | Chloe Gong
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An easy choice for January! Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong 🤌🏼
#2024ReadingBracket

Feel free to grab a blank one on my page or here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ogcYdNAw3yOaDwgzjqXmjndFLJ8l93JS/view?usp=drive...

Karisimo Thanks for the template! 4mo
InkedBookworm13 Thanks. I love this template. 😀 4mo
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4/5 ⭐️ I normally don't like short stories but I really enjoyed this collection! I loved that every story had strong female characters! My favorites were Nefertiti, Attem, Naleli, and Orin.
#FoodandLit Ghana 🇬🇭

vonnie862 Ooh, this looks good! 4mo
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Immortal Longings | Chloe Gong
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4.75/5 ⭐️ Chloe Gong has done it again!! Heavy world building that was a bit much in the beginning but otherwise fantastic dark fantasy! And wow what a cliffhanger! 🤯

#ChloeGongReadalong #SeriesLove2024

(Pictures found on pinterest)

TheSpineView Sounds good! 4mo
TheBookHippie So good!! 4mo
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1. It's a quiet week so just my regular routine.
2. Tagged for #FoodandLit 🇬🇭 Enjoying it!
3. Creative and organized

#motivationalmonday

Cupcake12 Have a good week. Thanks for joining in x 4mo
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Immortal Longings | Chloe Gong
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#ChloeGongReadalong
I put the bonus material that is in my Immortal Longings copy up on drive for the group to view! It contains a conversation with Chloe Gong and an annotated chapter.

If you have any issues accessing it, let me know 🖤

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-E4d_QvTU3FFsfVliKD69P14kVsMW-2Z

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The Neighbor Favor | Kristina Forest
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2/5 ⭐️ I think I'm in the minority here, but I did not care for this book. I don't like when the majority of the book could have been solved if the characters just had an honest conversation. #littensloveromance

CatLass007 I didn‘t care for it either. I chose to bail, for many of the reasons you listed. 4mo
LiseWorks I agree, for me it was the MC and yes it was way too long. Conversations needed to be done for sure. The concept for the story was good though. 4mo
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New Zealand Stories | Katherine Mansfield
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#FoodandLit February New Zealand 🇳🇿

To participate read a book that takes place in the country or is by an author from the country. Also enjoy food from the country. Share your experience with the tag #FoodandLit & tag @Catsandbooks & @Texreader

Resources, including a book list & more, can be found at https://foodandlit.pisani.me/

If you're not currently tagged in #FoodandLit news & would like to be, let me know.

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Done and Dusted | Lyla Sage
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3.75/5 ⭐️ My first western romance was a sweet and steamy one. One thing that really bothered me was the male MC calling the female MC "sugar" a million times ?

I've been playing around with some picture editing apps and made this! #LitsyCrafters

mabell Cool graphic! 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love graphics like this - what app did you use? 4mo
TheBookHippie You going to do valentine card swap again ? 4mo
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Catsandbooks @TheBookHippie no sorry, I just don't have it in me right now to do all the work for a swap 4mo
Catsandbooks @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I used canva, but I've also used picsart before 4mo
Ladygodiva7 I like the picture, sugar! 😂 4mo
Catsandbooks @Ladygodiva7 noooooo 😬😂 4mo
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The Book of the Year | No Such Thing As A Fish
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I made a #BookBracket for 2024!
I added in wild card options, for people to use however they like. Your bracket, your rules!

Please feel free to share!
I also have a link where you can download your own copy, if you prefer to get it that way 🩵 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ogcYdNAw3yOaDwgzjqXmjndFLJ8l93JS/view?usp=drive...

mom_of_4 Just saved this to my phone. 4mo
Sapphire Thanks! 4mo
Crazeedi On my phone 4mo
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lauraisntwilder Thank you! 4mo
ElizaMarie Ooo this is great! Thank you so much! also, question (this might be an obvious thing, but I am confused because I get confused - ha) what does “wild card“ mean? 4mo
CBee @ElizaMarie I want to know too, you‘re not the only one 😂 Thanks for doing this @Catsandbooks 😊 4mo
BookmarkTavern Clever! 💕 4mo
Megabooks Love this! 4mo
dabbe Love it! Thanks! And love our new pic, too! 💜🩶💜 4mo
Maggie4483 This is awesome! Thank you!! 4mo
Catsandbooks @ElizaMarie @CBee wild card could be a book that got voted out in a previous round that you feel needs another chance or maybe you had 2 favorite books one month and had a hard time choosing one, you can then use it as your wild card option. It's up for your interpretation and what works for you. Hope this helps! ❤️ 4mo
Catsandbooks @dabbe Thanks Denise 🥰 4mo
CBee @Catsandbooks it does, thank you ♥️ 4mo
dabbe @Catsandbooks You knew I meant “Y“our, right? 😂 #stupidEnglishteacher 4mo
Catsandbooks @dabbe 😂 yes I knew what you meant! 4mo
peanutnine Ooo I love how you've separated the months so they're not consecutively pitted against each other! 4mo
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Immortal Longings | Chloe Gong
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#ChloeGongReadalong
A letter from Chloe Gong to the readers and the character art that was on the reverse side of the letter

Nothing better happen to Mao Mao or I will be very upset!

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Immortal Longings | Chloe Gong
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#ChloeGongReadalong
More artwork ✨

TL: front endpapers
TR: back endpapers
Bottom: reverse dust jacket of Calla with her cat Mao Mao

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Immortal Longings | Chloe Gong
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#ChloeGongReadalong
I wanted to share the gorgeous artwork on my special edition of Immortal Longings!

TL: front dust jacket
TR: sprayed edges
BL: back dust jacket, with the numbers 57 and 86 in gloss print
BR: hardcover with blue foil

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IndoorDame Oooh, I love sprayed edges! And this is exquisite! 4mo
5feet.of.fury So pretty!!! 4mo
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vlwelser This is amazing. I love it. 4mo
Meshell1313 Wow! That is absolutely stunning! 😍😍 4mo
TheBookHippie Oh I love it!!!!! 4mo
AnnCrystal WOWSERS!! 🤩👍. 4mo
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Letter from a Friend | Arya Nagarjuna
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I know this is super late, but I wanted to thank you all for the #holidaycardswap and #naturalitsycardswap cards! I read and loved them all! I have them saved in a nice box ❤️

gossamerchild I love that! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Bookwormjillk What a nice idea! 4mo
peaKnit I too enjoyed this swap and am keeping my cards to look at through the winter months for sure. 4mo
TheBookHippie I loved the swaps so very much! ♥️ 4mo
kspenmoll This swap was so much fun- just what I needed! I have mine saved in a basket! (edited) 4mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
S3V3N This is my favorite swap. 4mo
PaperbackPirate Thank YOU! 💙 4mo
BookwormAHN Loved this swap 💚🤍💚 4mo
AllDebooks This was an absolute delight 😊 4mo
wanderinglynn That‘s a fantastic idea! 💙 4mo
Cuilin Love this 🩵❄️🩵 4mo
julieclair This was such a lovely swap! 4mo
dabbe 🖤💜🖤 4mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Today is the final day of #wintergames #CandyCaneCrushers 🍭 I hope you had a fun time!

Please post or comment below with your points for the second half of the games. You can also include your total amount if you like.

Thanks for being such a great team! I loved playing with y'all! ❤️

@light_of_aether @curvycrochetgirl @cupcake12 @alldebooks @debbiegrillo @fortifiedbybooks @dieareader @OriginalCyn620 @hp-lover9000

OriginalCyn620 Thank you, Leila! I had a blast! 5mo
Light_of_Aether I have a total of 206,500 points 5mo
Cupcake12 Second half total - 4327 points. Great job done on rallying #candycanecrushers Happy New Year 🥳 5mo
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Catsandbooks @OriginalCyn620 I'm so glad! ☺️ 5mo
Catsandbooks @Light_of_Aether 😮Wow! Way to go! 👏🏼 🎉 5mo
Catsandbooks @Cupcake12 Fantastic job!! 🎉 👏🏼🩵Hope you have a Happy new year too! 💖 5mo
Fortifiedbybooks I got a total of 17,471 points! 😁 5mo
DebbieGrillo My second half total was not impressive... 3842. But HOLY wtg @Light_of_Aether 5mo
Catsandbooks @Fortifiedbybooks Awesome job! 🎉 🍭👏🏼🩵 5mo
Catsandbooks @DebbieGrillo Any amount of points is a great amount of points! 🎉🍭🩵👏🏼 and yes! Will wrote his own code for the word scramble game and soared with points! 💫 5mo
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Once Upon a December | Amy E. Reichert
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My #ReadingBracket2023 🎉

This was so hard to narrow down as I read some truly wonderful books this year! My goal was to read 48 books this year, with more of them coming from ones I own. I ended up reading 49 books!

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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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Once Upon a December | Amy E. Reichert
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5/5 ⭐️ Team read for #CandyCaneCrushers #wintergames 🍭 I loved it! Christmas market romance with some magic and so many Wisconsin (my home state) references! This really made me miss kringle and wish I had ordered some to be shipped this year. (O & H Danish Bakery is my favorite!)

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Ruthiella Nice work! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
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Culture and Customs of Ghana | Steven J. Salm, Toyin Falola
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#FoodandLit January 2024: Ghana 🇬🇭

To participate read a book that takes place in the country or is by an author from the country. Also enjoy food from the country. Share your experience with the tag #FoodandLit and tag @Catsandbooks & @Texreader

Resources, including a book list and more, can be found at https://foodandlit.pisani.me/

If you're not currently tagged in #FoodandLit news and would like to be, let me know.

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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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Hey #CandyCaneCrushers 🍭
You can earn bonus points by answering these questions! You have til the end of the games to answer!
#wintergames

@light_of_aether @curvycrochetgirl @cupcake12 @alldebooks @debbiegrillo @fortifiedbybooks @dieareader @OriginalCyn620 @hp-lover9000

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Merry Christmas Litsy Family! ❤️

Book haul from my fantastic husband, that includes a romance book club subscription from Nowhere Bookshop! He also surprised me by reading a romance on his own and absolutely loved it and now wants for us to read some together! 🥰 ❤️

LiteraryinLawrence That‘s adorable! 5mo
wanderinglynn How awesome! I love the Bromance Book Club. Enjoy! 5mo
JenReadsAlot Merry Christmas! 5mo
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MeganAnn That is the sweetest gift! May I ask which romance book he read himself? 5mo
TheBookgeekFrau Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🏼 5mo
Catsandbooks @MeganAnn Three Holidays and a Wedding. I actually haven't even read it yet 😂 Next he wants us to read the Bromance one together 5mo
Ruthiella Merry Christmas! 🎄 5mo
TheSpineView Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄 5mo
MeganAnn @Catsandbooks fun! Three Holidays and a Wedding looks very interesting. I loved the Bromance books! They each get better as you progress in the series in my opinion. I should ask my husband to read them. 🤔😆💙 5mo
Catsandbooks @MeganAnn that's good to hear! And yeah, spouse reading club 😂 5mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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#CandyCaneCrushers 🍭 Our final #wintergames Game is here, the month just flew by! Wishing you all a joyful end of the year! 🎉❤️

Comment below with a book that starts with the first letter of the Author's last name from the previously posted book. Holiday/Winter books are 20 points. All other books 10 points. Points unlimited!

STARTING WITH- Wreck the Halls by Tessa Bailey

Catsandbooks Tessa Bailey (edited) 5mo
DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 5mo
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