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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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I just loved this. Such a balm for the soul, and the ending was a nice surprise ♥️ #camplitsy24 @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks

BarbaraBB A balm for the soul 🤍 3d
Megabooks Yes!! 3d
CBee @BarbaraBB sometimes you just need a quiet book like this one. I also love when the setting becomes its own character! 3d
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CBee @Megabooks ♥️♥️ 3d
squirrelbrain Such a lovely review! 2d
AmyG For me, the quiet ones are the best. Everything does not need to be spelled out. And yes…the setting. I had this setting puctured perfectly in my head. 2d
BarbaraBB Yes that is quite special about this book 2d
CBee @squirrelbrain thank you! 2d
CBee @AmyG I agree! 📚 👯‍♀️♥️ 2d
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I wish I‘d been able to sit and read this all at once - it‘s that type of book, and it‘s that good. Action packed, violent, gritty, with lovable characters that you can‘t help but root for. #authoramonth (omg I actually participated 😂) #aam #readyourkindle

Soubhiville Woo hoo! 3d
vivastory This remains my favorite SA Cosby novel 2d
CBee @vivastory I think it might be mine too - though I still have to read All the Sinners Bleed! 2d
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Anyone else think this sounds like a French dessert? Anyway, enjoy 😊 I actually posted one today! #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

TheSpineView 😎😎😎 6d
dabbe Love the images! 💙💚💙 6d
CatLass007 This is a great word! I had never thought it sounded like a French dessert before, but now… I never really understood the meaning of the word until now. Totally cool. 6d
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peanutnine It really does sound like a French dessert 🥐 6d
psalva Love this word! It also happens to be the name of one of my favorite board games. 6d
CBee @psalva I‘ve never heard of the board game! I‘ll have to look it up. 6d
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Untitled | Unknown
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I listed some on your original post, @slategreyskies but, here are a few more (this is so fun, thanks for the idea 😊♥️):
The Bell Jar of Jam
Blackberry Wasteland
The 7 1/2 Dumplings of Evelyn Hardcastle
A Talent for Marshmallows
I could do this all day 😂😂 #makeabookedible #litsygames

dabbe 🤩🤗🤗 7d
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MISTYYYYY 😍😍😍😍 Thank you for sending this to me! Can‘t wait to read it. I discovered that if I read this one, I‘ll have read all of his books - I guess I‘m a fan 😂😂 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vivastory What has been your favorite so far? I'm a completionist 1w
CBee @vivastory oh gosh, hmmm 🤔 I really enjoyed his earlier ones a lot - Final Girls, Last Time I Lied, Lock Every Door. Most recent favorite is House Across the Lake! 1w
vivastory It seems like a lot of people disliked it, but House Across The Lake is def one of my favorites. I was glad to see him embrace the supernatural elements that he had hinted at in previous books. Lock Every Door is def another favorite of mine. 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! This post answers the email I just sent you! ❤️ 1w
CBee @vivastory I did too! It was totally banana pants but it worked 👍🏻😊 1w
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yay! I honestly had no idea I‘d read all of his books 😂🤷‍♀️ 1w
Read4life Just in time for his new one coming out next week! 💙💙 1w
CBee @Read4life I know, I just saw he has a new one! Exciting 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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This was a beautiful read and only cements what I already knew - Ann Patchett is one of my favorite writers. I found myself thinking more than once how lovely it would be to live in an orchard, or near one - but I think I‘d be disappointed to find that I wouldn‘t be living with the Nelson family 😂 #tbrtarot #flowersoncover

TheBookHippie Here‘s a tip -don‘t do it in northern Michigan 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫. 2w
CBee @TheBookHippie hahaha exactly the setting of this book too 😂😂 2w
AmyG Exactly! I wanted to be one of the daughters. 2w
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CBee @AmyG me too! This might be my favorite of hers - but I also loved The Dutch House so so much. 2w
JamieArc @AmyG I wanted to be one of her daughters as well! 2w
AmyG @CBee yes, The Dutch House comes in a close second for me. @JamieArc Ha, right? 2w
TheBookHippie @CBee yes I know -it gives me hives just thinking about it. (edited) 2w
Billypar I've only read Bel Canto and State of Wonder and I thought the two were so different that I wouldn't have even guessed the same author wrote them if I didn't know. But I liked them both for different reasons. 2w
CBee @TheBookHippie oh my - stop thinking about it 🫢😂 2w
CBee @Billypar I highly recommend The Dutch House as well! And of course Tom Lake 😊 I haven‘t read Bel Canto but loved State of Wonder. 2w
peaKnit I‘ve listened to this audio twice, it‘s just so lovely. 2w
Reggie ❤️❤️❤️Emily! I loved this book. 2w
AmyG @CBee You haven‘t read Bel Canto? I thought you did. It‘s…ok. @Reggie 👊🏻❤️ 2w
CBee @AmyG I know, it seems odd I haven‘t read it - I tried to a couple of times and I‘m not sure why it didn‘t stick. I sent it to you instead 😂😂 2w
CBee @Reggie 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻♥️♥️♥️ 2w
CBee @peaKnit I‘ve heard the audio is amazing! 2w
AmyG @CBee Ha! I thought you read it before sending it to me. 🤣 2w
CBee @AmyG nope 🫢🫢😂😂 2w
peaKnit I literally use this audio book to lull me back to sleep, Meryl Streep‘s voice put my nervous system into neutral🩷. (edited) 2w
CBee @peaKnit wow, that‘s great! 2w
Amiable Loved this book! And @AmyG , I thought I was the only one who wasn‘t totally enamored with “Bel Canto.” 😄 2w
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Good morning, friends! As promised, here are the #readyourkindle numbers! Would love to see what you‘ll be reading 😊 Remember, low-key! No pressure! HAVE FUN 🤩😘 #readyourebooks #readyournook

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jackilynn Crap I got sidetracked and forgot to make my list. Guess I best get to it lol 🤔 2w
Allylu Thank you! I‘m only going to put 2 on my #Bookspin list because that‘s all I have space for, but the 2 I‘m putting on are: Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn and What You Wish For by Katherine Center. Looking forward to them! 2w
TheSpineView Hoping this month goes well!🤞 2w
rubyslippersreads @jackilynn I‘m glad I‘m not the only one. 😁 2w
CBee @jackilynn oops! No worries 😉 2w
CBee @Allylu sounds great 👍🏻 2w
CBee @TheSpineView 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
AmyG With Camp Litsy I hope I get to read one. 🤣 2w
IMASLOWREADER happy reading everyone…cant believe its halfway through the year already 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks like my pick for this month is 2w
CBee @AmyG I‘m skipping Butter but trying to get started on Clear 😳🤷‍♀️😂 2w
CBee @IMASLOWREADER it‘s gone by super fast 😳😳 2w
CBee @TheAromaofBooks awesome 👏🏻 2w
CBee @thegreensofa sounds good 😊 2w
PuddleJumper Mine is Mammoth Drop 2w
monkeygirlsmama I've taken "low key/no pressure" to mean "I did it the first month, so I'm good.". ??? I really had hoped I'd be better about this one. ? 2w
CBee @monkeygirlsmama 😂😂😂 If you‘re still reading Kindle books it totally counts! 2w
monkeygirlsmama @CBee I'll take that! 😝 2w
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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Hi friends! Since we got through the whole deck of #TBRtarot cards, I made some of my own! I put them all into a numbered grid and used the trusty spinner thingy 😂😁 Enjoy!!

Allylu Spinner thingies are awesome. I use a random number generator myself. 2w
CatLass007 Yay for spinner thingies. 2w
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CBee @Allylu @CatLass007 I‘m so glad you appreciate the spinner thingy awesomeness 😁😂 2w
Meshell1313 Love this! Can‘t wait to see what else you‘ve come up with! This is great! 🙌❤️ Now to go look at my TBR pile! 2w
CBee @Meshell1313 aw thank you 😊 2w
Ruthiella This‘ll be a hard one from me, I predict! 😬 2w
Read4life Off to look at my TBR. Thanks, @CBee 💙 2w
CBee @Ruthiella hope you find something 🤞🏻 2w
willaful @Ruthiella For me, I could probably throw a dart and land on one! 😂 2w
OriginalCyn620 Okay, I‘m going to go with this one for this prompt, but I also have a backup! 2w
CBee @OriginalCyn620 oh, I want to read that one! 2w
Bklover I think I have more fun picking the book than actually reading it! This will be a fun one! 2w
CBee @Bklover I understand 😊👏🏻 2w
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Greta and Valdin | Rebecca Reilly
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What did I tell y‘all? May favorite, hands down ♥️♥️♥️ #readingbracket2024 @CSeydel

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My personal #readyourkindle list for June - my progress has been dismal this month, but any progress is awesome 🤷‍♀️🤪😂 If everyone is okay with it, I‘m going to change the number draw date to the THIRD of each month, starting with June 3. Sound good? Thanks for reading with me, friends! #readyourebooks #readyournook

Read4life I‘m always in favor of getting our picks earlier. 😂😂 Thank you for organizing this, Cyd! 💙 3w
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CBee @Read4life you‘re welcome ♥️😊 3w
kelli7990 That‘s okay with me. 3w
Meshell1313 Yay! Perfect! 3w
mcctrish My progress was also dismal 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
CBee @mcctrish that‘s okay! I promise it‘s a very low key “challenge” 😊 3w
AmyG I failed to read any kindle books this month. 😥 ONWARD with June! 3w
TheSpineView I think I read one. I need to double check my list and get my new list going for June. I'm so behind! 3w
mcctrish Unlike the TBR that trips me in the living room and beside my bed, my kindle TBR is good at hiding 🤣🤣 3w
youneverarrived Sounds good to me 😁 3w
Hooked_on_books Oh no, now I have to adjust my plans! Just kidding, any time you want to draw the numbers is totally fine with me. 😉 I‘ve done really well this month—I‘ve read 3 of the picked books and now I‘m reading another that wasn‘t one of the numbers but was on my list of 20. Last month was dismal for me, so I feel you! 3w
Allylu 3rd is good for me. 😊 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Whatever day is best for you will work for me!! 3w
OutsmartYourShelf 3rd is fine by me. Extra 2 days to fit in my reading. 3w
Sace Whatever works for you works for me 😊 3w
CBee @AmyG you can do it ♥️😊 3w
CBee @TheSpineView you‘re fine! Low key is the goal 😊😊 3w
CBee @mcctrish it‘s a very sneaky TBR for sure 😂😂 3w
CBee @Hooked_on_books that‘s awesome! And I love your sense of humor 😁 3w
rubyslippersreads It‘s fine with me. Now I just need to start fresh and catch up for June. 😆 3w
CBee @rubyslippersreads sounds good 👍🏻 3w
julieclair Sounds good! 3w
thegreensofa 3rd June sounds perfect! 😀 3w
vonnie862 Same! Reading has been very dismal for me. But june 3rd sounds great! 2w
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I think I liked this 😂 but it took me forever to read and I‘m still slightly confused. Great concept, excellent writing, but a bit too long and sometimes convoluted. I think it‘s just me and the timing not being right 🤪🤷‍♀️ #readyourkindle

LiteraryinLawrence I couldn‘t agree more! I liked it but it also made me feel slow… 😋 3w
CBee @LiteraryinLawrence oh thank goodness, it isn‘t just me 😅 It just seemed to be a LOT and I had trouble focusing. It‘s me, hi 👋🏻 I‘m the problem lol 3w
thebacklistbook It gets better the second time. 3w
CBee @thebacklistbook oof, I don‘t know if I could read it again 😅😂 3w
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This dinosaur name has taken me YEARS to get right, and I still don‘t know sometimes if I‘m saying it right 😂 Let‘s say it together - parasaurolophus, parasaurolophus, parasaurolophus. Here‘s a wiki: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasaurolophus
#weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords 🤓 🦕

CatLass007 Love this picture! 3w
CBee @CatLass007 who knew that dinosaurs enjoy coffee and books? 😂😂 (edited) 3w
TheBookHippie Love this 🦕🦖 3w
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rabbitprincess My fave dinosaur! 3w
AnnCrystal 🦖📙☕🦕 Love, love 🤩👍💝. 3w
CatLass007 There are only two things that make me different from this dinosaur. There are no cats snuggling nearby. I don‘t like socks 3w
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 3w
Daisey What a fun word & picture. I‘ve gotten into the busier part of my summer, so I‘m not sure how much I‘ll post, but I‘ll definitely still follow the hashtag as I can. 3w
CBee @CatLass007 I love socks but it‘s too hot to wear them now 🤷‍♀️ And my dogs are so weird and don‘t like to snuggle 😳😞 (edited) 3w
CBee @rabbitprincess yes but can you say the name five times really fast? I swear it still trips me up 😂😂 3w
CBee @Daisey no need to post regularly, just happy you‘d still like to follow ♥️ 3w
CBee @TheBookHippie never thought I‘d be jealous of a dinosaur 😂😂 3w
CatLass007 I wear sandals year round, unless there‘s snow on the ground. But we haven‘t been getting much of that lately. I am blessed with four cuddly kitties. Rarely all four at a time, unless I don‘t feel well. They just know.🐾💗 3w
CBee @CatLass007 I‘m very jealous! 🐈‍⬛ ♥️ 3w
CatLass007 People have so many preconceived ideas about dogs and cats. I‘m sorry your dogs don‘t like to snuggle. 🐶♥️ 3w
CBee @CatLass007 it‘s okay 😊 I love them anyway 😁 3w
CatLass007 Yeah, they‘re pretty hard not to love. Over the years, erm, decades, I‘ve been owned by cats with varying degrees of cuddliness. But they‘ve all been affectionate in their own ways. 3w
CBee @CatLass007 I miss having cats 🐱 3w
rabbitprincess @CBee Only because I‘ve had lots of practice 😂 My brother went through a dinosaur phase when he was small and my mum had such a hard time pronouncing the names, so she would just say “the dinosaur” and he‘d patiently teach her how to pronounce them 😂😂😂 (edited) 3w
CBee @rabbitprincess oh my goodness, that‘s very sweet ♥️♥️ 3w
CatLass007 @rabbitprincess That is a precious story. 3w
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Nope, it doesn‘t have to do with food 😂 I‘m posting this definition as it means to “thwart” in the book I‘m currently reading (The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle). But the main definition is “a hole in a ship's side to carry water overboard from the deck.” 😁 #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

peanutnine I love the multiple definitions and how the meaning has evolved over time! 4w
RaeLovesToRead Do you not use scupper in the US? 4w
CBee @peanutnine same! 😃 4w
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CBee @RaeLovesToRead we don‘t. At least I‘ve never heard it before! 4w
RaeLovesToRead It always blows my mind which words we don't share lol. I will have to get one of you lot to read through my dialogue if I write an American character 🤣🤣 Like, Rae, why do all your characters sound like they're from the East Midlands?? Haha 4w
CBee @RaeLovesToRead I would totally help with that! 4w
AmyG I thought it was a kind of fish. Similar to a kipper. In the herring family 😳 4w
rubyslippersreads There used to be a restaurant called The Rusty Scupper, so I always thought it was some kind of metal pail used on a ship. 😏 4w
RaeLovesToRead I should totally make up some fake British-isms to perplex you and @The_Penniless_Author 🤔🤔🤔 4w
CBee @AmyG it does sound fish like! 4w
CBee @rubyslippersreads aw cool! Seafood place, I‘m guessing? 🍤 🐟 🦀 4w
CBee @RaeLovesToRead oh please, I‘d love it. My ancestry is British and Scotch-Irish, but mostly British. I so want to live there 😁 4w
CatLass007 There was a movie with John Wayne and Ray Milland called Reap the Wild Wind. John Wayne played a sea captain who is accused of deliberately scuppering his own ship. This is not to be confused with Wake of the Red Witch, in which John Wayne also played a sea captain. I know the character Wayne played in Reap the Wild Wind was killed by a giant octopus. His character may have been killed in Wake of the Red Witch also. 4w
dabbe I especially love it as a verb: How dare you? You scuppered my sailboat, y'olde arse! 🏴‍☠️ 4w
Amiable @rubyslippersreads I also thought immediately about The Rusty Scupper! 😀 4w
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead Take your best shot. I know all your Britishisms. All of them! (Including scupper. I think I even used it in one of my books. 😁) 4w
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead Incidentally, one of my favorite books to read to Laura when she was tiny was Scupper the Sailor Dog. 🐶⛵️ 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author that‘s so cute 🥰 4w
CBee @dabbe 😂😂😂😂 4w
CBee @CatLass007 a giant octopus! Wow 😮 4w
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Greta and Valdin | Rebecca Reilly
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Welp, that‘s it for May, because no other book I‘ve read so far this month can even remotely come close to this absolute GEM. If anyone needs me, I‘ll be here nursing a major book hangover for the rest of the month….. 😍😍😍😍

Crazeedi I ❤️ book hangovers! 1mo
squirrelbrain It‘s SO good isn‘t it? 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures ❤️❤️ I loved every bit of this family! 1mo
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CBee @squirrelbrain I can‘t even describe it - it was that good. I wanted to jump into the book and be a part of that family 😍😍😍 1mo
CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures yes! And the humor was spot on for me. Loved it so much. 1mo
sarahbarnes Looking forward to this coming in at the library! 1mo
CBee @sarahbarnes I had to special request it and they ordered it for me! Love my library ♥️ 1mo
CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ My favourite book of 2022. 4w
CBee @CarolynM it‘s in the running for 2024 favorite already for me ♥️♥️ 4w
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I just like this word. Hubby asked what it meant and I told him then said “like me!” 😂😂😂 At least well read 😂😉 (also the faction I think I‘d be part of in the Divergent series 🤓) *edited to add that I‘d totally be in the Amity faction, I was way off base lol*

CatLass007 I still haven‘t read the Divergent series. I‘ve got it, I just haven‘t gotten to it yet. Erudite is a great word! 1mo
dabbe I just “borrowed“ DIVERGENT from one of our Little Free Libraries in the 'hood because it was listed as a favorite bildungsroman on a #TLT! Love this word, too! 🤩 1mo
CBee @CatLass007 it‘s good! And I decided I wouldn‘t be Erudite, I‘d be Amity. No idea what I was thinking 😂 1mo
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CBee @dabbe see previous comment for my faction change 😂😀 1mo
CatLass007 😁 1mo
dabbe @CBee I'll keep it in mind when I read it! 🤩😂😀 1mo
TheSpineView Great word. Thanks for the tag!💜🏷 1mo
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Secrets of the Octopus | Sy Montgomery
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Don‘t know if this is based on the book, BUT have any of y‘all watched this? It is EXCELLENT. If you love octopuses, it‘s a must see! 🐙 ♥️ @TheBookHippie @Soubhiville @DebinHawaii (tagging y‘all since you‘ve posted about that incredible octopus, etc book that I‘ve yet to read!)

Soubhiville I watched it too, so good! 1mo
TheBookHippie Oh I‘ll watch it!!!! 💙💙💙🤍 1mo
CBee @Soubhiville they are absolutely my favorite animal 🐙 1mo
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CBee @TheBookHippie I watched it with my oldest kiddo and we both loved it - maybe a grandbaby hippie TV night? 😊 1mo
bookishbitch I'm definitely planning on watching this. Have you seen My Octopus Teacher? It is also fabulous. 1mo
CBee @bookishbitch I haven‘t! I‘ll definitely check it out 😊 1mo
TheBookHippie @CBee it‘s my plan!!! 1mo
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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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Loved, loved, loved this. I miss having a James ♥️

TheBookHippie My daughter loved this. 1mo
CBee @TheBookHippie it was so good 😊 1mo
AmyG I loved the second half…which saved the book for me. 1mo
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Deblovestoread I loved this, too. We do have similar taste in books 😊 1mo
CBee @AmyG ♥️♥️ 1mo
CBee @Deblovestoread yes we do ♥️♥️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘d love a James too! 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB I‘ve had two in my life and I miss that 😕♥️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I can see why. This read must have brought back memories, the characters really come to life 💕 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB it did! A lot of great memories 😊 1mo
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Immediately thought of “squint,” and apparently it‘s a similar meaning 😀 Plus a cool architectural thingy. Enjoy ☺️☺️ #weirdwords #weirdwordwednesday

CatLass007 Thanks! I want you to know that I always share these with my youngest nephew (18!!?) who enjoys learning new words. 1mo
CBee @CatLass007 that makes me very happy 😊♥️ 1mo
CatLass007 Me too! Except for the fact that he‘s not a baby anymore.👶 1mo
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TieDyeDude Not quite the same thing, but my first thought seeing this was the Grand Central Terminal “Whispering Gallery“ https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/grand-central-terminal-whispering-gallery 1mo
dabbe Who knew there was a word for that? And such a fun one to say out loud! 🤩🤗😀 1mo
Amiable Ooh, that's a good one! 1mo
CBee @CatLass007 they really do grow up way too fast 😳 1mo
CBee @TieDyeDude that is the coolest - thanks for sharing 🤗 1mo
CatLass007 😱 1mo
CBee @dabbe I think I‘ll use squinch rather than squint from now on, just for fun. And to confuse people 😀😂 1mo
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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Not enough “wows” for this one - absolutely brilliant!! Read to familiarize myself with her work because Bear is a #CampLitsy24 choice - and @BarbaraBB loved it so I thought I might too ♥️ Beautifully written, and each story came together seamlessly. Learned a lot about a place I know nothing about. Best part was the ending, just incredible!

Soubhiville Agreed! I thought this was an amazing book. Really looking forward to Bear. 1mo
CBee @Soubhiville me too 👏🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB Thank you for trusting my opinion 😊. I am glad you loved it too and am looking forward to reading Bear together 💕 1mo
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CBee @BarbaraBB ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve been wanting to pick this up too since we picked Bear for camp and I haven‘t read this one. Glad to see you and @BarbaraBB liked it! 1mo
LeeRHarry Just seen I‘ve already stacked this already - maybe I should check if my library has it. 😊 1mo
Deblovestoread So glad this was on a prior year #AuldLangSpine list…so good! 1mo
Amiable I really liked this book, too! Went to a local book club meetup where they were discussing it—when the majority of attendees started trashing on the book because they didn‘t like the structure (ie different character viewpoint in each chapter), I knew this wasn‘t the book club for me. 😄 1mo
CBee @Amiable I wouldn‘t fit in at that book club either 😂 1mo
CBee @sarahbarnes hope you like it when you get to it 😊 1mo
CBee @LeeRHarry hope you like! 1mo
CBee @Deblovestoread I saw that you loved it too, we have such similar tastes 😊 1mo
SamAnne So good. I need to put this on the list for a reread. 1mo
CBee @SamAnne definitely one that I‘d consider rereading at some point 😊 1mo
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Hellllooooo friends! Here are the #readyourkindle numbers for May (I almost typed March 😂). Remember - even if you don‘t get to all of the drawn books, it‘s okay! If you‘re reading *any* ebooks, even if they aren‘t the drawn ones, it‘s okay! If you‘re behind (as I am), it‘s okay! 😀😘😅🤗 Have fun! #readyourebooks #readyournook

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IMASLOWREADER @CBee lol time id just flying by huh we‘re almost half way through the year 1mo
Sace I love those spinners! Is that an app? (edited) 1mo
CBee @IMASLOWREADER yes! It‘s crazy!! 1mo
CBee @Sace yep! It‘s called “Spin the Wheel” 😊 1mo
CoffeeK8 Yay! So excited for this and your spinners are so cute! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Mine has been on my kindle since May 2017!! 😂 Litsy won't let me tag it for some reason - Excalibur Rising by Eileen Enright Hodgetts! 1mo
PuddleJumper I'm going to include my eARCs since I read them on my Kindle 😅 I've for
Small Gods of Calamity, Facing Down the Furies, Fangs and Frenemies, and Hopelessly Hooked
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CBee @CoffeeK8 aw thanks! 1mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks wow! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
CBee @PuddleJumper great idea! Those definitely count! 1mo
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
dabbe 💙🩵💙 1mo
CBee @Mollyanna 😊😊 1mo
robinb Thanks, Cydney! 😊 1mo
CBee @robinb you‘re welcome ☺️ 1mo
Allylu This is really making a difference! 1mo
CBee @Allylu I‘m so glad 🙂 1mo
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This was great! I could really relate to Frankie and Zeke - teenagehood was so dang hard! Misfits unite 👊🏻 👏🏻 #readyourkindle #tbrtarot #may #maleauthor

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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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Hi friends! This is the last #TBRtarot card in the deck, BUT I‘ve made some of my own so I hope you‘re all game to continue 😊 Enjoy!

Read4life I‘m definitely in! Thanks. 2mo
CBee @Read4life yay!! 2mo
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Deblovestoread Excellent! 2mo
CatLass007 I‘m still finishing my April selection, but I‘m in for May. I‘ve got plenty of books in my TBR written by men. 2mo
AmyG Yay! I will be reading (by William Kent Krueger) 2mo
Ruthiella Luckily this is an easy one! 😂 I‘ve got two SciFi books on tap for May, both written by men. 2mo
BarbaraBB That‘s easy! 2mo
Sace Oh I‘m still game! I‘ll have to peruse my shelves to see what I have that fits the prompt and my mood. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘m definitely game! I do have a few books by male authors on my list for May, but I‘ll say that I plan to use this one for the prompt 2mo
youneverarrived This is on my list to read in May as it‘s due back to the library soon so I‘m going with 2mo
willaful Actually a bit of a hard one for me. 😂 I'm sure I'll find something though.

Oh wait, I have one on my list already, the Breakup Lists by Adib Khorram.
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CBee @CatLass007 great 😊 2mo
CBee @AmyG I‘ve heard that one‘s good! 2mo
CBee @Ruthiella yay! 2mo
CBee @BarbaraBB 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
CBee @Sace glad to hear it 😊 2mo
CBee @youneverarrived I‘ll be interested in your review - I have that book but haven‘t read it! 2mo
CBee @willaful great! 2mo
Meshell1313 Wow that was harder than I thought! Apparently I only read female authors! Who knew? This pick has been on my shelf for a looong time - that‘s why I love these cards- helps to tackle the growing TBR shelf! Here‘s my pick: 2mo
CatLass007 I‘ve decided on the second book in James J. Butcher‘s Unorthodox Chronicles 2mo
ChelseaM6010 I‘m still working through April‘s tarot pick, but I‘m definitely in for May! I‘m thinking I‘ll give Junji Ito a try for this prompt 2mo
CBee @Meshell1313 awesome! 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 great 😊 2mo
CBee @julieclair sounds great! 2mo
CBee @ChelseaM6010 awesome 👏🏻 2mo
Librariana @CBee - Please keep me on the list, sis ☺️ I know lately I'm mostly a quiet observer, but I hope that'll change. Plus, I want to see the cards and prompts you created! 💜 2mo
CBee @Librariana of course! Wouldn‘t think of not including you, sis 😘 2mo
AshleyHoss820 I‘m definitely still in! 2mo
CBee @AshleyHoss820 awesome! 😊 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is not difficult! 😁 Thanks, do keep me in the list 2mo
CBee @erzascarletbookgasm absolutely! 😊 2mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Demon ♥️ #readingbracket2024 @CSeydel
*Edited to add Sally as a bonus book, it was excellent!

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Finally getting around to posting this! It‘s almost #readyourkindle #readyourebooks #readyournook time 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Let me know if you want to be added or removed from my tag list! Happy Tuesday friends!

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PuddleJumper I'm still going through my stuff from the last Stuff Your Kindle day XD 2mo
CBee @PuddleJumper that‘s progress 😊 2mo
tokorowilliamwallace Sure, I can try it. I do really. Need to get back to reading on my Kindle. 2mo
CBee @tokorowilliamwallace I‘ll add you to my tag list 😊 2mo
OutsmartYourShelf Didn't manage any for April I'm afraid. Unexpected reading slump mid-month torpedoed any hope of reading anything except my ARCs. Hopefully May will be better. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Number 20!! Yaaas 2mo
Soubhiville You‘ve got some great titles on that list! 2mo
kelli7990 I only read 3 books from my Kindle but I found them on Audible which helped. These 3 books are part of a series but other than that, I didn‘t read any of the other books on my list. This has been a great way to help me finish off series that I‘ve started. I‘ve decided that I‘m going to read 1 series every month. 2mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf no worries 😉 2mo
CBee @kelli7990 glad it‘s helping! 😊 2mo
CBee @Soubhiville wish I had time to read them all 😂😳 2mo
AmyG Posted my list so I am all set! 2mo
CoffeeK8 I actually read 3 of the 4 books from the kindle bookspin! I‘m feeling very productive. Thanks for organizing! 2mo
CBee @CoffeeK8 that‘s awesome!! 😊😊 2mo
CBee @AmyG I‘m not seeing your list but I could be missing it 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️😂 2mo
monkeygirlsmama I was semi successful the first month of this challenge, and then back to my old ways. Old ways = sucking at challenges 😆😆😆🤦‍♀️ 2mo
AmyG And you can‘t see it because I forgot to post it! 🤣 I will do that tomorrow. I have it…somewhere 😵‍💫 2mo
CBee @monkeygirlsmama ha! I‘m not even keeping up with my own challenge, so 😅😳😵‍💫😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks April was another DNF - I'm on a roll 😂 2mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks 😂😂😂 2mo
Morr_Books Can you add me? I might give it a try. 2mo
vonnie862 I'm doing terrible. I think I'll take this month off. 2mo
CBee @Morr_Books yep, absolutely 😊 2mo
CBee @vonnie862 no worries! Want me to keep you on the list just in case? 2mo
vonnie862 Please do! 2mo
CBee @vonnie862 you got it 😊♥️ 2mo
mom_of_4 I know im late to the party but can you add me to the list. 2mo
IMASLOWREADER im going slow and steady this year…im just so tired lately 😂 2mo
CBee @IMASLOWREADER I feel that!! 2mo
CBee @mom_of_4 absolutely!! 2mo
IMASLOWREADER @cbee im still in the game tho just chugging along 😂 2mo
julieclair I look forward to seeing what my “winners” are each month. 🤗 2mo
CBee @IMASLOWREADER 😊😊 2mo
CBee @julieclair I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it ♥️ 2mo
rubyslippersreads I think I need to start fresh for May. 😄 2mo
CBee @rubyslippersreads sounds good to me 🤗 2mo
KLyn1 Finally posted my May list - did you draw numbers yet, @CBee ? 1mo
CBee @KLyn1 just did 😊 1mo
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You guys. HISTORY is being made over here. I have NEVER read my name in a book. EVER!!
Mind blown 🤯 👏🏻

Amiable Yay!! 2mo
Soubhiville Cool! 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures Yeah!! Unusual names club. I always wondered what it is like to be a Lauren or a Mary and see your name constantly. The one time I ran into my name I was utterly distracted by it 😂 2mo
CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures yes! I had to show my husband to make sure I wasn‘t imagining it 😂😂😂 2mo
Roary47 Yay! I read a book that had both of my daughter‘s names. My second kid especially I‘ve never seen her name in a book before. I‘m so happy you found your name! 😍 2mo
CBee @Roary47 that‘s awesome 👏🏻 2mo
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I really liked this, but it took forever to read! I think I haven‘t been in the right headspace this past week and it‘s been difficult to focus 😵‍💫 This is definitely a book that requires concentration and less distraction - at least IMO. #readyourkindle #april 🐙

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Oh, I took a deep-ish dive with this one and learned so much already! These are only the most common examples - enjoy! If anyone else wants to be tagged, let me know 🤓♥️ #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

mandarchy Having grown up in a logging community, I was expecting something completely different 😂🌲🦉 2mo
CBee @mandarchy omg 😂😂😂😂 2mo
AmyG @mandarchy Ha! It‘s someone‘s birthday…send a logogram!!! 🪵 2mo
CBee @AmyG 😂😂😂😂 2mo
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This was SO good. Super dark, triggers abound, but I really rooted for Sally ♥️ Definitely a bit of a dark Eleanor Oliphant! @AmyG thanks for sending me Unraveling Oliver as I wouldn‘t have picked this one up if you hadn‘t! 😘 #readyourkindle

Melismatic Sounds interesting! 2mo
CBee @Melismatic it was! I flew through it - such a fantastic book. 2mo
AmyG I really enjoyed this, too. It was so odd, creepy and just wonderful. Happy to read you enjoyed it too! 2mo
CBee @AmyG oh awesome, I didn‘t know you‘d read it too! Yay 😀 👯‍♀️ 2mo
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Thank you, Percival Everett, for introducing me to this word (and plenty of others, it was actually hard to choose 🤩). Here‘s a Wiki about fescennine verse - so interesting: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fescennine_Verses 🤓 #weirdwords #weirdwordwednesday

CatLass007 😮 2mo
lil1inblue Wow! That is fascinating. 2mo
dabbe Beautiful word! 🤗😀🤩 2mo
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Amiable This made me LOL. When my kids were younger, my oldest son asked me what a word meant because he was too lazy to look it up. This is how that conversation went: Son: “What does ‘salacious‘ mean?” Me: “Licentious.” Son: “What? What the heck does ‘licentious‘ mean?” Me: “Prurient.” Son: (throwing his arms into the air and stomping away) “Why can‘t I have normal parents instead of being forced to live with a human thesaurus?” 🙄😄 (edited) 2mo
CBee @Amiable 😂😂😂😂 that is the BEST 2mo
Amiable @CBee I was like, “don‘t ask the question if you don‘t want to hear the answer!” 😀 2mo
CBee @Amiable it‘s reminding me of my son - I have a habit of making everything into a song and he‘s like “mom, why do you have to do that” 😂😂😂 (cause it‘s fun lol) 2mo
Amiable @CBee Because embarrassing our kids is our right and our privilege! 😁 2mo
CBee @Amiable but of course! 😊😊😂😂 2mo
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Telephone | Percival Everett
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Just finished this odd book and honestly, I really liked it. Confusing? Yes. Occasionally hard to follow? Yup. Brain bending? Oh yeah. But it came together and I found the ending more satisfying than others (I got the “good” ending though so that helped 😂). Percival Everett is just 🤯

BarbaraBB Great review and so true! I just read the article you referred to. So cool! 2mo
The_Penniless_Author I've never read a single Percival Everett novel, but I'm convinced I would love his stuff. Where would you recommend I start? 2mo
Tamra I love how he makes the reader stretch! 2mo
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CBee @The_Penniless_Author I think you‘d like him! Honestly, I‘ve only read The Trees and Telephone thus far, but I HAVE to recommend The Trees. He also has a new one called James, which reimagines Huck Finn from Jim‘s perspective. Can‘t wait to read that one! 2mo
CBee @BarbaraBB thank you! The article helped me understand more about why he wrote it the way he did (thanks @SamAnne 😊). 2mo
CBee @Tamra yes! And it somehow still makes sense in an odd way. 2mo
SamAnne @cbee reading James right now and loving it. 2mo
Billypar I'm reading Dr. No now - almost finished but yeah, I'm having a similar reaction as you. Very, very odd but I like it! 2mo
CBee @SamAnne so happy to hear that! Can‘t wait to get to it. 2mo
CBee @Billypar I think it‘s par for the course with him - odd, but good 😂 2mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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YOU GUYSSSSS 🥹🥹🥹 Six years of Litsy ♥️♥️

Mollyanna Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🎉🥳 2mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading Happy Litsyversary!! 2mo
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wanderinglynn Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 2mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 2mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽 2mo
AmyG What????? Happy Anniversary! So happy you decided to join Litsy. 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy Litsyversary!! 🎉 2mo
BookmarkTavern Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
JamieArc Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉 2mo
LibrarianRyan yeah. to imagine, we have people with 8 years!! Six is pretty cool too! 2mo
CBee @AmyG me too, my friend ♥️♥️ 2mo
CBee @LibrarianRyan can‘t wait to get to 8 years, how awesome 🤩 2mo
IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!! 2mo
La_Cori Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚🥳💟 2mo
LibrarianRyan 😆 😄 😆@CBee I said that forgetting I was one of the 8 year people. 8 years next month. Where did all that time and all those books go!! 😄 2mo
batsy Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉 2mo
Deblovestoread Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
eeclayton Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
dabbe HL! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
AnnCrystal 👏🥳🎉Happy Litsyversary! 2mo
Read4life Happy Litsyversary!! 🎉🎉 2mo
CBee @LibrarianRyan I thought you were one of the OG Littens - that‘s awesome 🤩 2mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Woohoo! Happy Litsyversary! 🥳 2mo
tpixie Yahoo!!!! 🥳🩵📕🩵🥳 2mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎊🥳📚 2mo
Gissy Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🎉📚🎉📚🥳❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Amiable Happy 6 years of Litsyness! 🎉💃🏻🕺 2mo
Reggie Happy Litsyversary!!! 2mo
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Let's Go Camping! | Jan Mader
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Here are my choices! Thanks to you lovely ladies for hosting again ♥️ @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Megabooks #CampLitsy24

ChaoticMissAdventures I am glad someone nominated Greta! I wasn't sure if it qualified since the NZ pub date was in 2021 but it is so, so good and I want to read it again. 2mo
squirrelbrain Greta and Valdin is SO good! 2mo
BarbaraBB They‘ve all been on my radar! I want to read all of them! 2mo
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Suzze I bought James recently and can‘t wait to read it! 2mo
Kitta I had clear as my tentative 5th nomination. It looks good!! 2mo
AmyG Great choices!!! 2mo
Megabooks Glad Murder Road got a nod!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Leniverse Greta&Valdin ❤️ 2mo
CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures I had no idea! I was just going off of the US pub date - wonder why that took so long? I actually made a special request with my library and they‘re ordering it for me this month, can‘t wait!! 2mo
CBee @Megabooks had to throw a thriller in there 😁😁 2mo
CBee @squirrelbrain even if it doesn‘t get picked, I‘ll be reading it very soon! I‘ve heard nothing but good things 😊 2mo
mcctrish I want to read James too ( I‘m trying to figure out this camp Litsy thing ) 2mo
CBee @mcctrish did you check the post about it that @BarbaraBB has on her page? It‘s super easy and really fun. Last year was my first time participating and I loved it 😊 2mo
mcctrish I did read it, besides publishing date books can be anything as long as publishing date is June? 2mo
squirrelbrain @mcctrish - yes, books can be fiction or NF, as long as they‘re published in 2024, and before June. At this stage, nominate 4 books you‘d like to see on the longlist. We (your hosts) collate them all together and we all vote. We discuss 2 in June, 2 in July and 2 in August. You can join in with any or all parts of #camplitsy24. We‘d love you to join! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Kitta I also nearly added Clear! 2mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole didn‘t you say you‘d like to read Telephone by Percival Everett? I just finished it and can send it along to you if you‘d like! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @cbee How did you like it? That‘s so kind of you to offer, but I have access to a library copy 😊 I always wonder why I haven‘t read more of Everett‘s books each time I finish one of his. I have read Trees, Erasure, and James and loved every one! 2mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole I liked it a lot! Not sure if you know about the different endings? I got the good ending apparently 😂 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @CBee what?? No, I had no idea about the different endings!! 2mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole yep, three different endings 😊 2mo
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Well, Mr. Osman, you managed to make me laugh out loud multiple times with this one. What I didn‘t expect is that you‘d make me cry multiple times too! I‘m blown away by your tender care and obvious reverence for those who suffer from dementia (and those who care for them). Oh, and the murder mystery was spot on as usual ♥️😊 (side note - am seriously tempted to write Osman a letter, it touched me that much)

CBee #readyourkindle #tbrtarot It‘s supposed to be made into a film or series eventually, so I went with it 😁 2mo
tpixie I‘ve got to start this series!! 2mo
Cupcake12 I loved every single one x 2mo
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CBee @tpixie yes, you do! It‘s wonderful! 2mo
CBee @Cupcake12 me too ♥️ 2mo
Suet624 You should write to him! I‘ve done that a few times and the author seems genuinely thrilled to receive it. 2mo
tpixie @CBee 🦋🦋🦋 2mo
CBee @Suet624 I‘m seriously considering it! 2mo
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After Annie: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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I‘d forgotten how much I enjoy Anna Quindlen‘s books (though I‘ve only read three including this one). I was completely swept into this story about a family struggling with the sudden loss of a wife and mother, and how they all dealt with that grief and trauma in different ways. Beautiful.

HeatherBookNerd I love her. My favorite is 2mo
Hooked_on_books I love this cover 2mo
CBee @Hooked_on_books you made me look at it more closely and I realized that the leaves/tree have a very special meaning in the book ♥️ 2mo
CBee @HeatherBookNerd stacked! Thanks 😊 2mo
Hooked_on_books Oh, that‘s even better! I just think it‘s pretty. 😬 2mo
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What day is it? It‘s #readyourkindle day! Here are the numbers - would love to see what y‘all will be reading 😊 Have fun! #readyourebooks #readyournook #spinnerthingyhasspoken

Read4life Yay! 💙🦋💙 2mo
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PuddleJumper I've cancelled my KU subscription and my list is a lot smaller now! 😂 I'm gonna try reading Natural Twenty and Terms of Release which both look silly and extra 2mo
CBee @PuddleJumper ohhhh I wish I had the willpower to do that. But I think it‘s all tied up in my Prime membership and lord knows I need that 😂🤪 2mo
TheSpineView Got my books ready and a plan laid out! 👍🤩😉📖📚 2mo
OutsmartYourShelf 2 NF & 2 F picks for me, nice! Probably going to read the two NF first as I have a lot of fiction reads for NetGalley coming up. 2mo
CBee @TheSpineView hooray! 2mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf nice!! Worked out well 😊 2mo
Allylu A Christina Lauren, a Melody Carlson, an Abby Jimenez, and an Anne Bogel. What a great list!!! 2mo
vonnie862 Woot! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Nice! I ended up with a fun mix. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I have another Kindle freebie, originally published in 1919 - 2mo
Meshell1313 Oooh exciting. 2mo
CBee @Allylu yay! 2mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks an oldie and hopefully a goodie! 2mo
kelli7990 I ended up getting a standalone romance, the first book in a trilogy, another standalone romance and the third book in a trilogy. I‘m going to read the book that is the third book in a trilogy because I have all 3 books on my Kindle and I want to finish this trilogy. I read the third book but I never read the first 2 books. I‘ve decided that when I finish the trilogy this month, I‘ll add 3 new mood reading prompts to my list next month. 2mo
Sapphire I am so behind! 2mo
CBee @Sapphire honestly, so am I 😂 I‘m reading Kindle books, just not necessarily the ones I drew 🤷‍♀️🤓 2mo
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Holy ants on a log, Batman - that was banana pants 🫢😓😲😨 #readyourkindle

Read4life Well that comment certainly got my attention! 🤓😳 2mo
CBee @Read4life 😂😂😂 mission accomplished 😀 2mo
Susanita Accurate! 2mo
mcipher Okay I‘m interested 😂 2mo
CBee @mcipher despite my over the top comment, I liked it 😂🫢🤪 2mo
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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April is here (how is that possible 🤪😂), my friends! Behold, the #TBRtarot deck has spoken 😀 Have fun!

AmyG My book is Bel Canto! I will say it took me a bit….but “I‘m in”…..and really enjoying it. All I needed to do was be patient….not my best trait. 🤣 3mo
CBee @AmyG I didn‘t know that was made into a movie! I‘ll have to check that out. And yes, patience is not my strong suit either 😂😂 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead Do I read Strangers, or do I wait till I've watched All of Us Strangers first..... decisions decisions... 3mo
Ruthiella Easy Peasy! Already reading this for #Pemberlittens #Hashtagbrigade 3mo
AmyG @CBee It‘s with Julianne Moore. I don‘t know how well it did. 😬 3mo
Meshell1313 Ooh this is good one! I‘ll read this one that‘s been on my shelf for way too long! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Yay! I have quite a few that would work, so I‘ll have to see what all my options are! 😊 3mo
CBee @Meshell1313 oh, it‘s so good 😊 The TV series is amazing too! (edited) 3mo
CBee @Ruthiella woot! 3mo
CBee @AmyG 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead ummmmm 🤷‍♀️😅🫠 3mo
OriginalCyn620 So, yeah, I had a few options, but I decided to go with this one, because hooking up with a boy band member is totally a fantasy I‘ve had. Did I just use the past tense there? 🙈 3mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 isn‘t that a new movie with Anne Hathaway? Looks spicy 🫢 🔥 You did use the past tense 🤔😂 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @CBee It is! It comes out in early May on Prime Video. So if I read the book now, it‘ll be fresh in my mind and I can compare the book and movie! 3mo
CBee @OriginalCyn620 perfect! 😊 3mo
CatLass007 I‘m going to finally read Frankenstein. Or maybe Strangers on a Train or maybe The Talented Mr. Ripley. So many choices! 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 I‘ve heard both Strangers and Ripley are fantastic. Not sure if I‘d ever attempt Frankenstein, so kudos to you if you do 😊 3mo
CatLass007 I‘ll listen to whatever I choose on Audible. Frankenstein is less than 10 hours long. And Patricia Highsmith‘s books are even shorter. All of them are free on Audible right now. It‘s picking just one that‘s tough. I want aaalll the books! 3mo
CBee @CatLass007 sounds like a plan 👍🏻 3mo
InkedBookworm13 Love this challenge. Can I be added to list? 3mo
julieclair Like @Ruthiella , I‘ll be reading 2mo
CBee @InkedBookworm13 yep, absolutely ♥️ 2mo
CBee @julieclair great 😊 2mo
ChelseaM6010 I had to think about this for a while but I‘ve finally settled on reading Jurassic Park! 🙂🦖 2mo
CBee @ChelseaM6010 oh cool! I don‘t think I ever read that despite loving the movie. Or maybe I did and I don‘t remember 😂🤪 2mo
Sace I would love to be tagged for this! 2mo
CBee @Sace you got it! Glad to have you 😊 2mo
Sace Thanks! 2mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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March favorite, without a doubt! #readingbracket2024 @CSeydel

CSeydel It was really extraordinary! 3mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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What a gut punching, heartbreaking, mind boggling, beautiful, intense, and POWERFUL read. Thankful that I finally read this - it‘ll stay with me for a long time 💔

Bec_lectic I have this on my bookshelf! I‘ll have to read it push it up on my list to be read 😊 3mo
AmyG Sounds right! (edited) 3mo
CBee @Bec_lectic yes! It‘s worth it!! 3mo
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CBee @AmyG my March favorite for sure! 3mo
vivastory My supervisor & I often talk about books. She recently read this one & loved it. I have it waiting on my TBR shelf 3mo
CBee @vivastory oh, it was good. Demon is the best character and it‘s all told in his voice. 3mo
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Happy Saturday, my peeps! Posting my #readyourkindle list since it‘s almost April (which is insane and mind boggling 🫠). If you want to be added or removed from the tag list, let me know! #readyourebooks #readyournook

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Roary47 I need to make a full list and then shuffle them in. 😅 3mo
KLyn1 Still working on my March read, A Little Life, so just need to slide something into that spot... 3mo
Crazeedi Wow, March passed by me in a blink! And I did terrible with my #readyourkindle! I'll post April tomorrow, thanks Cydney ❤️ 3mo
TheSpineView I posted my list for April a couple of days ago. I still need to do my .arch wrap-up. 3mo
CBee @KLyn1 what do you think so far? 3mo
CBee @Crazeedi no worries! It‘s laid back ☺️ 3mo
Crazeedi @CBee ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
IMASLOWREADER its been slow and steady for behind a couple of books for my reading goal but its all good 😀 3mo
KLyn1 @CBee it's so good - hoping to finish it this weekend... 3mo
ElizaMarie This past month, I ended up #DNF'ing both my #ReadMyKindle books :) I mean... it's good to get them out of the way. I am doing the same as before, just going alphabetically, starting from (L - A) this time. ( I did A-B in February, Z-A in March, and now doing this one for April) 3mo
OutsmartYourShelf Only managed 1 book again this month for this but I had a week where I didn‘t do any reading at all due to outside issues. Fingers crossed April is better. 3mo
AmyG Already posted. I read The Women for March. 3mo
Sapphire I can‘t believe I am still creeping through the dream of Scipio 3mo
kelli7990 I only read 1 trilogy from my #readyourkindle list this month. I haven‘t made my list yet but I know that I‘ll be carrying over everything I didn‘t read and then I‘ll have 3 mood read prompts since I read a trilogy from my list. 3mo
Hooked_on_books Nice! I‘ve read 2 of mine so far and some ludicrous part of my brain thinks I‘ll squeeze the other two in. 😂 So, as per usual, I will post my list at the 11th hour to try to take advantage of every second of reading time. (edited) 3mo
kspenmoll I only read 1 complete kindle in March, but aim to participate in April even if it‘s 1 read! (edited) 3mo
CBee @KLyn1 I‘ll keep an eye out for your review! 3mo
CBee @IMASLOWREADER slow and steady wins the race ☺️ 3mo
CBee @ElizaMarie totally good to get them out of the way! I like the alphabetical plan too ☺️ 3mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf hope it‘s better 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3mo
CBee @kelli7990 sounds great! I love mood reads ☺️ 3mo
CBee @Hooked_on_books I decided to stop doing a GR goal, laid off Bookspin, and am slowly plodding through Demon Copperhead (it‘s wow). I did manage to get a couple Kindle reads in tho! 3mo
CBee @kspenmoll sounds good to me! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! My March Kindle read was another DNF, so this challenge is weirdly working for me in a kind of negative way 😂 3mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks 😂😂 glad it‘s working for you! 3mo
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 3mo
CoffeeK8 Hey! Can you add me to the list, I‘m trying to read down my kindle! 2mo
CBee @CoffeeK8 done! Welcome 🤗 2mo
RedxoHearts I'd love to join in my kindle has way too many books I never get around to. Do we just make a list from it each month? Then read one of the numbers you pick? 2mo
CBee @RedxoHearts you‘re welcome to join 😊 Yep, you make a list of 20 books from your Kindle and try to read the four numbers I draw (on the 5th of each month). Really any Kindle book you read counts though 👏🏻 2mo
RedxoHearts @CBee awesome would you add me to the tag list please :) 1mo
CBee @RedxoHearts absolutely 😊 1mo
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Found in my current read (Demon Copperhead), where it‘s written as “sigoggling.” Used to describe a bunch of cars at a party, parked a bit haphazardly 😁
#weirdwords #weirdwordwednesday

peanutnine Well this one is fun to say! 3mo
IndoorDame Neat!!! 3mo
Megabooks I used this word all the time but I‘ve never written it! 3mo
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psalva This is such a good one! 3mo
CatLass007 I think this is a great word! Thank you. 3mo
dabbe This would be a fun one to make a song out of! “Last night I went sigogglin' ... down to the river so fair...“ 🎵🤩🎵 3mo
Amiable Fun word! I guess it‘s the Appalachian equivalent of “cattywampus,” maybe? 3mo
CBee @dabbe actually, when I searched for the word, there‘s a band called “Radioactive Sandwich” that did a song called “Sigogglin” 😁😂 3mo
CBee @Amiable it totally is! 3mo
vivastory This is very much a Lovecraftian word lol (edited) 3mo
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Learned by Heart | Emma Donoghue
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@Soubhiville you‘re just the sweetest ♥️ Thanks for sending this to me and of course I love the dachshund card ♥️♥️♥️ #litsylove #soubhirocks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 3mo
Soubhiville 🤣 the hashtag. You‘re welcome! I hope you enjoy it. 3mo
CBee @Soubhiville it looks like a great read ♥️ Thank you again 😘 3mo
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Moonflower Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Magpie Murders was excellent, but I think I loved this one even more! Atticus Pünd is a wonderful character and it was nice to get a bit more of his backstory. Horowitz really is a master - I didn‘t guess or suspect who did it or why at all. This was a chunk so it works for #TBRtarot (it‘s my “digital” shelf ?), plus #readyourkindle and #doublespin. Phew ?

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So I‘m not fond of the smell of manure 😑, BUT I do love the smell of dirt, earth, and grass… *sigh* #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

ImperfectCJ When I lived in North Carolina, the tap water in Chapel Hill had a very earthy flavor that people described as "fecund," which is how I learned this word. It always makes me think of frogs (and tadpoles) for some reason. 3mo
CBee @ImperfectCJ I believe I‘ve tasted water like that, it‘s interesting 😂 Believe it or not, I actually like the algae smell too and associate it with frogs and tadpoles 😊 3mo
dabbe It's definitely a one-of-a-kind aroma! 🤩😍😃 3mo
LiseWorks I live in farm country, and yes, the spread of manure is often here.And depending on the wind, folks around here decide when to put the laundry out. Lol and the corn fields are beautiful! 3mo
CBee @LiseWorks 😊😊 3mo
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Magic Hour: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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I really enjoyed this! #readwithkindle #february

AmyG I am reading The Women….fabulous. 3mo
CBee @AmyG good to hear! I‘ve only read two of her books including this one. Such a powerful story! 3mo
Crazeedi @CBee I've enjoyed all her books, she's basically a go to author 3mo
CBee I‘m going to use this for #bookspin since the drawn numbers were both #readyourkindle choices 👏🏻 @TheAromaofBooks 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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These Silent Woods: A Novel | Kimi Cunningham Grant
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This was GREAT. I felt the atmosphere, the tension, the love, the uncertainty. Absolutely LOVED the ending. Thanks for putting this on my radar, @BarbaraBB 😘😊

Prairiegirl_reading I had this on my tbr but decided for some reason to take it off. I keep seeing it and always think that it sounds good. Why would I have removed it? Is it violent? (edited) 3mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit I just read this! It turned out differently than I expected (a good thing!). My only criticism is that although I understand the emotion that prompted the dad to adopt that lifestyle, I couldn‘t help but think of what an unfair situation it was for his daughter. 3mo
BarbaraBB Very happy you loved it too! 🩷 3mo
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CBee @Prairiegirl_reading I wouldn‘t say it‘s violent. A few violent moments but it didn‘t turn me off, and I‘m squeamish about that stuff. 3mo
CBee @CindyMyLifeIsLit oh, I agree! I thought it was unfair too. I don‘t think he could see that he had any other choice though - his judgement was very clouded. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading @CBee thank you! I‘m adding back to my list! 3mo
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Still riding on my mythology high after reading A Thousand Ships, apparently 😂😂 So here is my #weirdwordwednesday choice and even better, an article with examples of katabases (I believe that‘s the plural). Does anybody else want to slap Orpheus? Dude had one job and he screwed it up 🤦‍♀️😂🤔🤭🫣 https://www.thecollector.com/mortals-underworld-katabasis-greek-roman-mythology/
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psalva Very cool word! I didn‘t know the Ancient Greek roots. In modern Greek there‘s still κατεβαίνω, which is the verb to go down or get off (of a bus for instance), and also καταλαβαίνω which is the verb “to understand.” One of those common roots I guess :) Also, I always got frustrated with Orpheus as well! 3mo
mrsmarch I just read A Thousand Ships too! Have you read Haynes‘ Pandora‘s Jar? 3mo
vivastory As someone who loves Dante's Divine Comedy (esp. Books 1 & 2) I love this one! 3mo
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
CBee @psalva I mean, he just needed to do one thing! Don‘t look back! But did he listen? Nope 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️😂😂😂 3mo
CBee @mrsmarch I haven‘t! Is it good? 3mo
CBee @vivastory I haven‘t attempted Dante and applaud you 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
mrsmarch @CBee it‘s great! Definitely recommend! 3mo
CBee @mrsmarch I see I have it stacked already - will definitely move it up the list! Thanks 😊 3mo
Amiable Fabulous word! 3mo
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Friends! It‘s #readyourkindle #readyourebooks #readyournook day! I made it a bit easier on myself this time and used a spinner thingy 😊 Would love to see what you‘ll be reading this month! Enjoy and thanks for playing along with me 😊♥️ I‘ve been having issues with tags - please let me know if you don‘t get a notification 🙏🏻

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Leniverse I have so many other things to read this month (Women's Prize Longlist hello?) that I don't know what I can manage. But my four books are North Woods, Standing Heavy, All the Lovers in the Night, and once again Pageboy (which I didn't get to last month because I started reading Doppelganger instead). I so want to read all 4 😩😅 3mo
Allylu Wow! At first I looked at my #Roll100 and wondered why all the numbers were at the beginning. Duh. I‘ve got it right now! #16 Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund, #2 Lady Rample Steps Out by Shea MacLeod, #6 A Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon, and #12 Sweet On You by Chautona Havig. I will try to read at least one as well as Death by Leprechaun by Jennifer S. Alderson. 3mo
Read4life Love the ‘spinner thingy‘ Cydney! Thanks for hosting. Now to see which books these are… 3mo
KLyn1 🤣 Spinner thingy for the win... And, it looks like A Little Life will be the next #readyourkindle... Not sure I'll get to the others due to length and the other challenges I'm working on... Other picks include Goldfinch, We're All Damaged, and 100 Year Old Man... Thanks @CBee 😊 3mo
AmyG Nice! I am going to read The Women and if I can also read The Prophet…I will. Thank you! 3mo
CBee @Leniverse no pressure! Also, if it‘s an ebook, it counts even if it isn‘t one of the numbers drawn 😊 3mo
CBee @Meshell1313 great timing!! 😊 3mo
Larkken The spinner is nice! Very colorful and cheerful. Not menacing at all ! (I think I need a dose of not-menacing as I look at the metaphorical pile of unread ebooks… 😆) 3mo
CBee @Allylu Death by Leprechaun sounds interesting 🤔 😂 3mo
CBee @Read4life thingy is what I call something when I can‘t think of the actual name of it 😂😂🤪🤪 3mo
Allylu @Cbee The tour group visits several of the places my sister and I visited on our trip to Ireland, so that‘s fun. 3mo
CBee @KLyn1 ooooooo A Little Life 💔💔 I think I mentioned to you before but it‘s a tough read. You‘ll be in my thoughts 😅 It‘s definitely an amazing book; I still think about it and I read it like three years ago… (edited) 3mo
CBee @AmyG I want to read The Women, it sounds excellent. 3mo
CBee @Larkken I‘m very glad it isn‘t menacing 😂 I agree it is quite cheerful! 3mo
CBee @Allylu oh neat! I bet that was an amazing trip! 3mo
Read4life @cbee I do the same thing. 😄 3mo
CBee @Read4life yay! Someone who shares one of my quirks 😂😘 3mo
KLyn1 @CBee - yes, I'll be sure to have boxes of Kleenex nearby... 3mo
CBee @KLyn1 you might want to buy tissues in bulk 😂😂 3mo
OutsmartYourShelf Those are 2) A Friend Like That (Finch), 6) One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest (Kesey), 12) The Marionettes (Wismer), & 16) Cold Mountain (Frazier). Will probably read in that order too. 3mo
PuddleJumper The spinner is a great idea! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Good that I‘ll get another crack at 12! 3mo
CBee @OutsmartYourShelf sounds great! 😊 3mo
CBee @PuddleJumper it‘s just easier 😊 3mo
CBee @Hooked_on_books right! That was drawn last month too 😊 3mo
Soubhiville Fun! 3mo
audraelizabeth Oh goodness, im almost done with one of my feb books. 3mo
Crazeedi Thank you Cydney!! Whoohoo!! 3mo
vonnie862 The spinner thingy does help! 3mo
CBee @audraelizabeth no pressure! I only read two from last month and didn‘t even finish the second one in time 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
CBee @vonnie862 I love the spinner thingy 😂😂 3mo
audraelizabeth Ive noticed the last couple years im not reading as much. 3mo
monkeygirlsmama We'll see how we do this month. Last month I crossed off 3, but one wasn't from the numbers drawn and one that was for the numbers drawn ended up being a DNF. Still gone from my list though, so that's something. Ha! 3mo
CBee @audraelizabeth that‘s okay! Do you feel like you‘ve been in a slump reading-wise? I go through those too sometimes 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
CBee @monkeygirlsmama girl, that‘s great! It counts even if it wasn‘t a drawn number. And DNFs count too 😊😊 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'll be reading one I've owned since 2016 😂 3mo
CBee @TheAromaofBooks awesome!! 😊😊 3mo
audraelizabeth Nope, my work is more mentally challenging than my old job. 3mo
CBee @audraelizabeth that makes sense. Hopefully it‘ll get better! 3mo
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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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Many of you know that I‘m a mythology fanatic. So WHY did it take me so long to read this fan-friggin-tastic book? I have no excuse 🫣 Like many of you who‘ve read this, I especially loved Penelope‘s letters - I always wanted to hear more about her and how she actually felt. These women are so often footnotes and here, they‘re front and center. LOVED it. #readyourkindle #february

SpellboundReader Sounds wonderful! Maybe I should stop putting off reading it, too. 4mo
CBee @BeeCurious you should 😊 And I hope you love it too. 4mo
Allylu Penelope is my favorite! Have you read The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood? I listened to the audiobook and it was great - especially the Virgin Chorus. You will love it! 3mo
CBee @Allylu I started it but for some reason it didn‘t hold my interest at the time 🤷‍♀️😅 I‘ll have to try again! 3mo
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Denise, what an absolutely wonderful surprise - this was so thoughtful and kind and made me tear up a little ♥️ The illustrations are just AMAZING. Thank you for such a beautiful gift!! Here‘s to instant ice cream 🍦♥️😊 @dabbe #litsylove

dabbe Yay! 🤩 Thank you for being such a positive force on Litsy. I'm lucky to have “met“ you here. 💚💙💚 4mo
CBee @dabbe goodness 🥹 I‘m so happy to have “met” you here too ♥️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🫶🏻❤️ 4mo
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