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Joined June 2018

Fur Mama 🐱🐱🐱🐶 Founder of #LitsyCrafters and co-host of #FoodandLithttps://www.goodreads.com/user/show/38192277-leila-pisani
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This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed by Khaled Hosseini
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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There's still time to sign up for the #LitsyCrafters event happening next week!

For more info and to sign up: https://forms.gle/kntbbmYZGzKsbZTA6

As always feel free to still join the event and work on any project you want!
Hope to see you there! #LitsyCrafters

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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#FoodandLit Buddy Read Check-in

Oof how are y'all doing with this book?
I'm a third through and already have been crying. I knew this book would be heavy but I didn't realize it would be keep-me-up-all-night-haunt-my-dreams heavy.

Bookwormjillk I tried on audio but couldn‘t focus, so I‘m about to start again on paper. I‘ve read this before and remember sobbing on the metro. 4d
Maggie4483 I‘m not that far yet, and can tell it‘s going to be tough. The part where Amir talks about his first word being “Baba” while Hassan‘s first word was “Amir” really struck me. And how Amir says he didn‘t consider Hassan his “friend” (nor did Baba think of Ali as his friend), despite all evidence to the contrary. I think the differences in classes will play a big role. 4d
Maggie4483 I‘m also really interested in learning more about the Hippie Trail (I had to Google “hippies in Afghanistan). My whole life, I‘ve always equated that part of the world with war. I never thought about it being somewhere that people would have ever chosen to visit (I should know better…my mother was born in Venezuela, someplace I‘ve always wanted to visit but now fear I probably won‘t ever be able to). (edited) 4d
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Cazxxx I cried a lot the first time I read it. Have it on audiobook this time and enjoying the narration very much. It‘s been many years since my first read and wonder if I‘ll still love it as much this time around 4d
Catsandbooks @Maggie4483 I always thought of that part of the world as war torn as well. Probably because we have been at war or had troops there for most if not all of my life. Also my public school education was always focused on the US and the American revolution. So I'm having to educate myself about the world as an adult and it's eye opening! 2d
Catsandbooks @Cazxxx I'm glad the audio is good! Have tissues ready! 2d
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Cazadora: A Novel | Romina Garber
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4.5/5 ⭐️ I really enjoyed this sequel to Lobizona! It has such a great cast of characters. The broader themes about immigration and LGBTQIA are well done too. I hope the author writes a third book!

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#sliceofsummerswap matches have been sent out so check your email and please let me know you have received it via email or here on Litsy.

Feel free to chat with your partner!

Remember to tag me when you send and receive your package and use the tag #sliceofsummerswap or #soss

Yuki_Onna Have received my matches! 😊 1w
AbigailJaneBlog I've received mine! 1w
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Meshell1313 Nice to meet you @DinoMom !! 🍋☀️🌻🍉🕶⛱ Excited to swap! 💛 1w
DinoMom @Meshell1313 me too! So fun😎🍉👙🌻☀️ 1w
Gissy Yes! I received the email! 1w
Avanders Yay!! 🌻🍉🌈 1w
Catsandbooks @Pigpen_Reads @alexus_sb Want to make sure you both received your emails with the swap info? 5d
Pigpen_Reads @Catsandbooks I received mine and replied to the email the same day :) 5d
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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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2/5 ⭐️ I'm not a fan of this writing style. Overall disappointed with this one. #LMPBC Group E

JackOBotts Yes. The writing style was tough for me, but I think the final pages put it over the line for a “pick” for me. Thanks for reading it!!! At least it was short, right?! 😉💜 2w
vlwelser The puppy is also not amused. 😂 2w
ShelleyBooksie Your pups expression in this photo - priceless!! 2w
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Leftcoastzen 😄🐶 2w
Catsandbooks @JackOBotts yeah I definitely appreciated it being a quick read! 2w
Catsandbooks @vlwelser @shelleybooksie Zola definitely has the side eye look down! 😂 2w
RedxoHearts Doesn't look like your pup was impressed either 🤣 1w
Catsandbooks @RedxoHearts she was like mom why do you have this book on me? Lol 1w
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There's still time to sign up for the #sliceofsummerswap 🍋

1 book & 3-5 goodies

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/xnA25APMx1oDWfHp9

Catsandbooks @lirahlu @Yuki_Onna Just wanted to confirm that you both wanted more than one swap partner? Is this correct? 2w
Yuki_Onna Ohh jep, that question box was a bit confusing to me... Now you're asking: if there are people willing to ship internationally, I'd like to have two swap partners.
(More would be breaking the bank atm... 😉)
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Catsandbooks @Yuki_Onna OK I marked you down for 2 partners! 2w
MittenGirlPeach All signed up! Looking forward to this swap. 2w
Catsandbooks @MittenGirlPeach Yay!! 🎉 🍋☀️ 2w
Catsandbooks @DinoMom I sent you a quick question in an email. Wanted to make sure you got it. 2w
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AmyG 👊🏻 2w
Leftcoastzen 👊 2w
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ManyWordsLater Yes. All the time, yes. 2w
Bklover 👊Yes! 2w
CarolynM 👊 2w
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Come join me to make the above bookish cross stitch project!

For more info and to sign up: https://forms.gle/kntbbmYZGzKsbZTA6

As always feel free to still join the event and work on any project you want!
Hope to see you there! #LitsyCrafters

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Pigpen_Reads I'm interested in trying cross stitch. Any tips or advice for a newbie? 😊 2w
LiseWorks @Pigpen_Reads Bookmarks are easy. They those first. 2w
Pigpen_Reads @LiseWorks Where would be the best place to buy the supplies? Is there like a kit I can look for? 2w
LiseWorks @Pigpen_Reads I bought some on Amazon, but Walmart has some too! 2w
Pigpen_Reads @LiseWorks Thanks! I'll check out both places :) 2w
CrowCAH That‘s a super cute pattern! 📚 I don‘t think I‘ll be able to join the zoom, since that will be around my dinner time with the family. Happy stitching! 2w
wanderinglynn @Pigpen_Reads I buy a lot of supplies from https://www.everythingcrossstitch.com. Michaels and other craft stores have some too. 2w
Pigpen_Reads @wanderinglynn Thank you! Gonna check out the link now :) 2w
vlwelser Leila any chance this comes in a non cat version? You know, for those of us whose idea of a pet is a Roomba. 😂 2w
Chrissyreadit I‘m going to check out a super easy kit via link @wanderinglynn shared. I have never done just cross stitch or counted cross stitch before. 2w
ErinSueMreads I'm sitting this month out I don't have the patience for crossstitch 😂😂😂 2w
Librarybelle I think I‘m going to try and join! I love cross stitching and have not taken an opportunity to work on a project for some time. This may just be the right push I need. 2w
vlwelser @Catsandbooks I was joking up there ?. I can "fix" it. It just needs extra books instead of the cat. 2w
wanderinglynn @Pigpen_Reads @Chrissyreadit if you‘re new to cross stitch, I might recommend a stamped (or “no count”) kit. The image is stamped on the adia cloth, so you just follow the colors and don‘t have to count. 2w
vlwelser I'm signed up. But I'm probably going to work on my epic project that I already have started. 2w
Catsandbooks @Pigpen_Reads Like others said any craft store should have beginner kits. If you want to make this pattern. The directions as well as a list of supplies are provided with the pattern download. 2w
Catsandbooks @CrowCAH no problem! You can still make the pattern on your own if you want. I think I'm actually going to start it before the zoom event anyway! 2w
Catsandbooks @vlwelser 😂😂 you can totally replace the cat with something else. Books, a plant, a mug, whatever. I make up my own rules anyway and will probably do it in different colors. But yes you do have that epic project! Can't wait to see the progress! 2w
Catsandbooks @Librarybelle awesome! Happy you're joining! ☺️ 2w
Catsandbooks @wanderinglynn @LiseWorks thanks for the tips and resources! 🙌🏼 2w
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit fantastic! Once you learn the basic stitch you'll be flying in no time! 2w
Catsandbooks @ErinSueMreads totally understand! As always feel free to show off any other crafty project you're working on! 😄 2w
vlwelser I like the idea of doing it in different colors. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. 2w
Texreader I can‘t do that kind of cross-stitch sadly because it‘s too small for my eyes. I‘ll bring my embroidery to the event. 2w
Catsandbooks @Texreader Yay, I would love to see your embroidery! 2w
rockpools I fell down a VERY lovely (expensive!) Etsy crafty rabbit hole there! I can‘t join you ‘live‘, but I‘ve just invested (!) in a beautiful blackwork kit for my next project (never tried that before). And I‘m going to try and finish my current project before you meet. Thanks for the encouragement 😊 2w
Catsandbooks @rockpools haha that's awesome! I've been wanting to try black fabric, so I'm excited to see what you make! I'd love to see what you purchased too! 2w
rockpools @Catsandbooks It‘s going to be WAY too big and WAY too complicated and take me hundreds of years to finish - but isn‘t it beautiful? https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1024676889/blackwork-paint-by-numbers-sunset-kit... 2w
rockpools I think blackwork is like cross stitch but you make little patterns with the stitches, rather than crosses. 2w
Catsandbooks @rockpools I thought it was black fabric 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 I've never heard or seen blackwork before. But after seeing that design I wanna try it!!! So beautiful!!! 😍 I'm excited to see your progress on it! I have a feeling I'll be going down a rabbit hole of this new discovery shortly lol 2w
rockpools @Catsandbooks Sorry! 😘 2w
Lauredhel I can‘t cross stitch… I‘ve tried! Holding the tiny needle doesn‘t work for my hands. But I‘ll keep posting my crochet work to the hashtag :) 2w
Catsandbooks @Lauredhel I love seeing your crochet work! 2w
Lauredhel @Catsandbooks thanks! I JUST finished my first full coat - designed it myself! 2w
Catsandbooks @Lauredhel That's so awesome! Congrats!!!🎉 💕 2w
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A Bed for Kitty | Yasmine Surovec
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My slouchy crochet cat bed is complete! The cats have already been enjoying it, especially Luna! Pretty proud of how it turned out since this was my first big crochet project I've completed! #LitsyCrafters

Alfoster So cute!👍 2w
RaeLovesToRead Oh my gosh this is the cutest thing 🥰🥰🥰 2w
Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Prairiegirl_reading So cute!!! 😻 2w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2w
peanutnine Love the colors! What a cute kitty 😻 2w
Lauredhel Aww, happy cat! 2w
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Cazadora: A Novel | Romina Garber
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Let's go May! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2w
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Happy and You Know It | Laura Hankin
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Close to a bingo in April!
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 2w
Julsmarshall Cute board! 2w
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4/5 ⭐️ I enjoyed the rich history poured into this story. Grace's storyline was my favorite of the 3 women. I'll definitely read more from the author!

Any favorite characters? Favorite moments?

#FoodandLit Buddy Read

Texreader How about craziest moment? The girls dancing on the boat during the war. What now? 3w
BrittanyReads @Texreader YES!! That was wild! 😳 I enjoyed Grace's determination and persistence. 2w
Butterfinger I really liked the prison break. 2w
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Catsandbooks @Texreader yeah I found it crazy that Hearst just invited the Wilson sisters for entertainment during the war!! 2w
Catsandbooks @BrittanyReads I loves that about all the women! 💪🏼 2w
Catsandbooks @Butterfinger That was a great moment! 2w
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Hello #LitsyCrafters
May's featured craft is cross stitch/ embroidery

I'll be hosting a cross stitch event on the 21st so stay tuned for the post with more information.

As always I still want to see what craft you're working on, so continue to tag me (@catsandbooks) with your projects!

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

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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The #FoodandLit Buddy Read for May is The Kite Runner 🇦🇫

This is a casual read-at-your-own-pace buddy read. Anyone is welcome to join! Please let me know if you would like to be tagged in the check-in posts.

Texreader Yes please tag me. I may or may not read it again 3w
Catsandbooks @Texreader will do! ☺️ 3w
sarahbellum I‘m planning on reading, so please tag me 😺 3w
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Bren912 Add me please! 3w
Catsandbooks @sarahbellum @Bren912 added! Happy you're joining in! 3w
Roary47 Ooo yay! I have had this on my list for a while. 🥰 3w
Catsandbooks @Roary47 it's been on mine for a long time too 3w
Maggie4483 I actually already have this one! Will you tag me, please?!?! 😊 3w
Catsandbooks @Maggie4483 absolutely! 2w
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Afghanistan | Ruth Bjorklund
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Join us in May as we visit Afghanistan for #FoodandLit 🇦🇫

Texreader I love your artwork!! 3w
Catsandbooks @Texreader Thanks Karen! 🥰 3w
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A Slice of Summer | Melissa McClone
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My 2nd annual Slice of Summer Swap is now open! This year the swap is 1 book and 3-5 goodies. 🍋
Please tag me (@catsandbooks) in your posts.
#sliceofsummerswap #soss

Sign up: https://forms.gle/4DyMS3Q9ajmQHSpG6

Sign ups: now- May 6, 2022
Matches sent: May 8, 2022
Send by: June 17, 2022 (Earlier for international)
Open on: July 1, 2022

LeslieO Yay! 3w
Meshell1313 This sounds like a fun one! I just signed up! Thanks for organizing! 3w
Catsandbooks @Meshell1313 hooray! 🎉☀️ 3w
Avanders 🫢🫢🫢 I did it 🫣 3w
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Thank you Julie for the awesome #litsylovesanimalsswap box!! Everything is purrfect! 🐱😂 That cat made from a book is so unique, I absolutely love it!!

DinoMom That book cat is so neat! 3w
Julsmarshall I‘m so glad you like everything! It was great fun shopping for you 😄 3w
wanderinglynn That‘s one of my favorite books! ❤️ 3w
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I wanted to share some of my favorite pages from over the years. #LitsyCrafters

These are some of my favorite monthly cover pages I've created!

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Julsmarshall Wow! 4w
Kimzey Nice! 👍🏻 4w
PaperbackPirate I‘m impressed! 😍 4w
hannah-leeloo Love these 4w
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I wanted to share some of my favorite pages from over the years. #LitsyCrafters
From left to right, top to bottom...
-spread of books I read in a year
-pictures from vacation
-mood tracker for a year
-notes about vacation
-my monthly to do list and monthly highlights
-whale with bubbles in my yearly calendar

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KateReadsYA Wow these look great 4w
Kimzey Very artistic! 🎨 4w
PaperbackPirate Very cool! 😍 4w
KateReadsYA @Catsandbooks you're welcome 3w
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I've been journaling since 2016. A mix of bullet journaling, drawing, and scrapbooking. These are my filled journals with my current one on top. I wanted to share some of my favorite pages from over the years. #LitsyCrafters

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Kimzey Mine are mainly just calendar pages, daily notes and some monthly habit trackers. You might inspire me to get more creative! 4w
Catsandbooks @Kimzey Whatever works for you, that's what's important! I find that stickers, washi tape, and colorful pens are some easy ways to make your journal ✨pop✨. Especially when you're first starting to add some creative flair. Have fun with it and if you ever decide to share your journal I'd love to see it! 3w
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Come share your journal with #LitsyCrafters

I'll be setting up my journal for May and sharing my journals and different styles I've used over the past 6 years. If you're new to journaling, you can learn how to get started. Journalers can swap ideas or share favorite pages.
Or if you just want to chat and work on another craft, you're welcome to join too!

Sign up: https://forms.gle/6vinjVGogr49NqoY8

Texreader Ok I think you know by now I cannot tell time! 😂😜 But I‘m going to try to make this one. I‘m having a family get together this weekend and I don‘t know if I‘ll be back home in time. If I am, and I get the time right, I‘m in!! 1mo
Catsandbooks @Texreader 😂😂 sounds good! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit I would love to see your journal if you can post pics! I will be driving home that time. 4w
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit yes I've been meaning to post pictures! I'll do that this weekend! 4w
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Happy and You Know It | Laura Hankin
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4/5 ⭐️ This was wild! The characters weren't exactly likeable, but it sure was entertaining reading the drama! #LMPBC Group E

I've been working on crocheting a cat bed and it's definitely been a learning experience 😅 #LitsyCrafters

sprainedbrain Oh goodie! Looking forward to it. 1mo
LoverOfLearning What a cool book.concwpt and such a clever title! 1mo
kellyann28 I'm glad you liked it! Was definitely entertaining 😂 1mo
Catsandbooks @kellyann28 I got Chemistry today @sprainedbrain The book was sent today 4w
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The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers | Andrew T. Huse, Brbara C. Cruz, Jeff Houck
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Made Cuban sandwiches for dinner 🇨🇺 So delicious!!
#FoodandLit

Texreader Mmmm 1mo
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Did anyone attempt the bunny garland from Michaels? I'm very much a beginner when it comes to crochet, so some of this was a bit difficult for me. I got frustrated, but persevered and completed a bunny! I don't know if I'm going to make more but this one is cute! #LitsyCrafters

ErinSueMreads Ohhh I'm glad you reminded me! I'll try it this weekend 1mo
peanutnine I was just thinking about this today actually! I don't know if I'll do the whole garland but maybe one or two to use as potholders 1mo
KellyK So cute! 1mo
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CrowCAH Aww it looks great! I still want to attempt to make one, they look so cute! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Aww cute! Nice work!!!! 1mo
StaceGhost Omg it‘s adorable! I love it! 1mo
BookwormAHN I decided to try more of a starter video and work up to the rabbit, since my first attempts at just crocheting look so dreadful. But eventually I will try a bunny 🐰 1mo
curiouserandcurioser @Catsandbooks that is so adorable!! I love the colors💜 1mo
DivineDiana Great job! 🐰 1mo
PaperbackPirate Omg so cute! Good job persevering! 💙 1mo
Catsandbooks @BookwormAHN good idea! A scarf is a great starter project! 1mo
Catsandbooks @ErinSueMreads @peanutnine @CrowCAH if y'all make one let me know! I'd love to see them! 😄 1mo
wordslinger42 Please remove me from the tag list for the group. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Hoping to make progress on these during the #awesomeapril readathon 🌈

🐣#LMPBC Happy & You Know it
🐣#FoodandLit The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba
🐣#1619GroupRead
🐣 Cazadora

Andrew65 Good luck, and hope you enjoy it 😊👍 1mo
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I believe my #litsylovesanimalsswap box arrived! 💕

Julsmarshall Yay! It got there so fast! 1mo
Catsandbooks @Julsmarshall I'm very excited!! 🐾🎉 1mo
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April #bookspinbingo 🌸

vonnie862 I like how you break up a book into parts. Makes me rethink my list. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @vonnie862 - I am all about giving those fatter/more difficult books multiple squares. Reading them feels like it should be “worth“ more than the shorter, faster books 😂 2mo
vonnie862 @TheAromaofBooks That makes sense! 2mo
Catsandbooks @vonnie862 I'm not as fast of a reader as others, but I still want to participate in #bookspinbingo so by breaking them up I actually have a chance at bingo 🙌🏼 2mo
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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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So close to a bingo!
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick But you had two parallel lines and that's rather impressive! 2mo
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4/5 ⭐️ Though there were tough sections, I overall enjoyed the book. Excited to see what y'all think! Sorry I'm a bit late shipping! #LMPBC #groupE

sprainedbrain So glad you liked it! Looking forward to this one. 2mo
Catsandbooks @sprainedbrain the book should be to you by Friday! 1mo
sprainedbrain It arrived today! 🎉 1mo
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Journalkeeping | Carl Koch
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Hello #LitsyCrafters ✏️
April's featured craft is journaling

We'll be hosting a virtual journaling event later in the month so stay tuned for a post with more info.

As always we still want to see what craft you're working on, so continue to tag us with your projects!

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

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ErinSueMreads Love it! 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
peanutnine So fun! 💕 2mo
BookwormAHN Cool 💙 2mo
Butterfinger Cool!!! 2mo
SusanLee This looks like fun! Please tag me in the future 😘 2mo
erank58 This looks like a blast!! Will def try to make this month's event! 2mo
Catsandbooks @SusanLee Terrific! Added you to the list! 2mo
Meshell1313 Ooh this is right up my alley! Please add me to the tag list! 2mo
Kenyazero Looking forward to it! 2mo
SusanLee @Catsandbooks thanks 🙏🏻 2mo
Clwojick Woohoo! I work on updating my #bulletjournal basically every single day, this is month is for me! Woop woop! ❤️ 2mo
Catsandbooks @Meshell1313 added you!! ☺️ 2mo
Catsandbooks @Clwojick I love seeing your journal spreads! Looking forward to your work this month! ☺️ 2mo
coffees Me! Pls Tag me I've always seen this but never really know what it's about I'm curious 🤩 1mo
Catsandbooks @coffees Added you to the list! #LitsyCrafters is a group of us who enjoy being creative and crafty. We share and support one another with whatever project we're working on. So feel free to share any creative thing you're working on. Also each month we feature a different craft to spotlight and have a coordinating event. 1mo
coffees @Catsandbooks oOoOO sounds fun 😍 1mo
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April is fast approaching! The #FoodandLit Buddy Read for Cuba is The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton. This is a historical fiction based on the life of Evangelina Cisneros during the Cuban war of independence.

This is a casual read-at-your-own-pace buddy read. Anyone is welcome to join! Please let me know if you would like to be tagged in the check-in posts.

BrittanyReads I feel like this will be a good one! Enjoy everyone! 2mo
Texreader Me! 2mo
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Cuba: A History | Hugh Thomas
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Join #FoodandLit in April as we visit Cuba 🇨🇺

ravenlee May I suggest this book? It takes place in Florida, but has some great context about Cubano food and culture. 2mo
Texreader @ravenlee Awesome!! Thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll check it out 2mo
Megabooks I enjoyed this last year 2mo
Catsandbooks @ravenlee @Megabooks thanks for the recommendations 2mo
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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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3.75/5 ⭐️ I enjoyed all the adventures Gerry went on and all the family commotion. Larry was so dramatic😂 I wish Gerry wouldn't have stole so many animals from their homes, especially the babies.

What did you think of it? Any favorite characters or animals?

#FoodandLit 🇬🇷

Bookwormjillk I quit after the scene with the used toilet paper. Couldn‘t get past it sorry 🤢 2mo
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk I understand 2mo
AnneCecilie I loved Achilles and off course Roger. And Gerry‘s mother was a saint. I can‘t imagine many mothers reacting the way she did to all his animals. 2mo
Catsandbooks @AnneCecilie yes she was definitely patient and understanding! 2mo
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I broke out a crochet blanket I haven't worked on in a couple years. Luna was very happy to have a new cuddly place and curled right up while I was trying to work on it. #LitsyCrafters

There's still time to sign up for the Michael's crochet bunny event on March 31st. Sign up below⬇️
https://www.michaels.com/onlineclasses?category=Yarn#id=croch...

julesG If only they'd help and not hinder the creative process. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Awww look at that lovely face!!! ❤ 2mo
Chrissyreadit I would normally love to learn how to crochet a bunny but I am picking my daughter up from the airport and am so excited she is coming home to visit 🎉 2mo
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Catsandbooks @julesG haha yes! I couldn't get much done with her on it but she is so cute so I didn't care lol 2mo
Catsandbooks @RaeLovesToRead yes she definitely is sweet! 2mo
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit Enjoy time with your daughter!!!💕 That will be wonderful for the both of you! I believe Michael's will put the video up after the event so even if you did want to try it you can on your own time. 2mo
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The Cats' Meow | C.B. Jones
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Thanks Sharon and Shelley for the adorable bookmark! 🐱 Even Zeke loves it! #litsylovesanimalsswap

Leftcoastzen Zeke !😻 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! I'm glad that Zeke approves :) 2mo
DinoMom Zeke is gorgeous! 2mo
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Spanakopita two ways!
Top is a quesadilla version with tzatziki and the bottom is a frozen snack I found. Both tasty! 💚
#FoodandLit Greece 🇬🇷

Texreader Oh good gracious that looks scrumptious 2mo
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Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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5/5 ⭐️ This was even better than the first book!! I don't want to spoil it for the others but 😱😭🤯
#ourviolentendsbuddyread

vlwelser Same. 💯 2mo
TheBookHippie 🤫🤐💯💯💯 2mo
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Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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Made good progress on my reading goals during the #MarvellousMarch readathon!

🌷Finished #FoodandLit My Family and other animals
🌿Only an hour left of #OurViolentEndsBuddyRead
🌿Read a chapter of #1619GroupRead
🌱Read a little of #LMPBC The Bad Muslim Discount

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 2mo
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I Am Pusheen the Cat | Claire Belton
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This is adorable Sara!! I love Pusheen and ice cream! Thank you so much!! 💚
#LitsyCrafters

LiseWorks Cute 2mo
peanutnine Yay! I'm glad you like it ☺️ 2mo
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Happy and You Know It | Laura Hankin
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I got the book! #LMPBC #GroupE
I'm not very far into mine 🙈

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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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Hello #FoodandLit Buddy Readers!
How are you enjoying the book? I like all the little adventures Gerry goes on. I'm not so crazy about the bugs but I'm enjoying the other creatures!

Bookwormjillk I just got my library hold for this. Time to catch up! 2mo
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk oh awesome! Glad you're joining Jill! 2mo
Texreader Ah I should have grabbed this one to read for the rest of the month. Well it‘s still on my tbr 2mo
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Maggie4483 Yes! I just read the chapter with Achilles and Quasimodo. I loved that the tortoise would cuddle up to the family when they sat in the garden, and that the pigeon liked to dance. You don‘t always think about reptiles and birds having personalities like dogs and cats. But those stories were both so sweet (and definitely made me consider adopting a new pet 🐢 🐦). 2mo
AnneCecilie I haven‘t started it yet. Will do so in the upcoming week. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Maggie4483 ik I thought that was so sweet too! Other animals aside from classic pets are so much more complex than we give them credit for. 2mo
Butterfinger I love his stories. The mom is a hoot. I didn't like how he stole the turtle's egg. All for science. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Butterfinger yeah I wasn't crazy how he was always taking animals from their homes, especially the babies 2mo
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Crocheting for Fun! | Lisa Bullard
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Join #LitsyCrafters for a free virtual crochet event hosted by Michael's!

You can download the instructions and they usually post the video after so even if you miss the event you can still participate. All are welcome!

Sign up: https://www.michaels.com/onlineclasses?category=Yarn#id=croch...

🐰PLEASE COMMENT BELOW IF YOU SIGN UP🐰

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BookwormAHN I signed up. I have no idea how to crochet but I plan to give it a try. 2mo
ErinSueMreads I signed up! I won't be able to make the real one but I'll do the video after 😍 2mo
Pageturner1 i signed up. don‘t know how to crochet but i want to learn. 2mo
CrowCAH Thanks for the tag! Bummer, I‘m in the office on Thursday‘s, so I won‘t be able to watch it live. But, I will see if I can find the video afterwards. 🧶 2mo
peanutnine I won't be able to make it to the event but I downloaded the pattern and I'm excited to make these cuties! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
Catsandbooks @BookwormAHN @ErinSueMreads @Pageturner1 @CrowCAH @peanutnine excited to see how all your bunnies turn out! 🐇 2mo
Allylu I'm all in for this! I have been wanting to make a seasonal garland for a few months and this is perfect. Thanks for arranging it. 2mo
PaperbackPirate Can‘t wait to see what you all make! 2mo
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Things to work on during the #MarvellousMarch readathon.
☘️ #FoodandLit My family and other animals
☘️ #LMPBC The Bad Muslim Discount
☘️ #1619GroupRead
☘️ #OurViolentEndsBuddyRead

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊👍 2mo
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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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5/5 ⭐️ To replace the disappointing read for Argentina #FoodandLit I wanted to try another book. I'm so glad I picked this one! I really loved the world building and characters! I'm excited for the sequel!

BrittanyReads I enjoyed this one as well! 🐺 2mo
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My upcoming #FoodandLit Buddy Reads for the next 3 months. If you'd like to join me on any of these reads let me know!

Megabooks I‘ve been meaning to read June‘s. 2mo
sarahbellum I‘ll probably join again for May! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ll probably need a reminder, but I‘ll join you for the June book. 2mo
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BrittanyReads I'd love to join in on Cuba!! 2mo
Butterfinger I plan to join for April and June. I have read The Kite Runner and not ready to feel those emotions again. 😭 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m in for Kite Runner and maybe Columbia 2mo
Texreader Whoohoo! Just now seeing this. I‘m in!!! 2mo
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Ice Cream Summer | Megan Atwood
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Today I painted this little bird house! Now I feel in the summer mood ☀️🍦#LitsyCrafters

Cinfhen Adorable 🥰 2mo
Caroline2 That‘s so lovely 🥰 well done! 👏 2mo
FlowerFairy Absolutely adorable! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620 So cute! 🥰 2mo
peanutnine Very cute! 💖 2mo
5feet.of.fury So summery and cute! Came out great! 2mo
Chelleo Adorable 🥰 2mo
LiseWorks It looks like a doll house, how lovely 2mo
Gissy So pretty! 😍 💙 💚💛💖 2mo
curiouserandcurioser @Catsandbooks so beautiful💕💕 2mo
MeganAnn It turned out beautifully! Love the pastel colors you chose. 💖 2mo
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Thank you Renee! I love Schitt's Creek so much!! I laughed when I saw the bookmark! Now I need to rewatch it for the millionth time 😂
#LitsyCrafters

StayCurious So glad you like it! 2mo
peanutnine 🤣🤣 love it! 2mo
aperfectmjk 😆😆😆 I love it! 2mo
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Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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JamieArc Lovely graphic! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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February | June Makle
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In a bit of a reading slump. Maybe March will be better. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Still great progress!!! 3mo
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Crocheting for Fun! | Lisa Bullard
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Hello #LitsyCrafters 🍀
March's featured craft is crochet!

We'll be hosting a virtual crochet event later in the month so stay tuned for a post with more info.

As always we still want to see what craft you're working on, so continue to tag us with your projects!

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RedxoHearts Oh yay! That's right up my alley 3mo
Clwojick 😅 I‘ll be bowing out of this one, but I‘m sure I‘ll still be doing other crafty things 💥☺️ 3mo
LiseWorks Yeah, I haven't done this craft since I was a teen, I do intend on trying it again but only after I crossed stitched a project before I make a border on it. 3mo
kaysworld1 I'm bowing out of this one also I have no interest in stitching/sewing but looking seeing everyone else's projects. 😊 3mo
Chrissyreadit I love to crochet - simple stuff but it‘s soothing for me. 3mo
peanutnine Aw yiss this is my favorite ☺️ 3mo
Lauredhel This one's already my crafty jam! I should be finished this bedspread magnum opus in a couple or three days... Will share then 3mo
TheSpineView Looks to be fun! 3mo
SeaToSkyes Ooh yay!! Trying to get my crojo and knitjo (?) back! 3mo
MeganAnn This is one of the few crafts that I‘ve never learned. I‘ll be curious to see what others are working on though! 3mo
Allylu Right now I am crocheting a baby blanket for one of the 3 babies joining our family this May/June! Crochet, sewing/quilting and cross-stitch are my primary crafts although I would like to learn to knit socks. 3mo
Kenyazero Very fun! I love doing crochet (which I only vaguely learned how to do). 2mo
CrowCAH I‘m a crocheter! I‘m one of the leaders for a local@prayer shawl group. I‘d like to know when the craft night is; please, tag me! Always have a yarn project going. 2mo
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