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Chelleo

Chelleo

Joined March 2016

Librarian/OH. StoryGraph: che11eo, LT: mpmleonard, YouTube (Litsy How-To): https://goo.gl/UrCpoU
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Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
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I haven‘t been able to spend a lot of time on this book but I am really enjoying it and the series.

slategreyskies I know what you mean. Sometimes life gets in the way of reading time. Glad you‘re getting some time in, though! 💜 2w
slategreyskies Also, that pic is so pretty! 💕 2w
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Officially in my large print era. Also trying to do more reading on my Kindle and in print this year.

AmyG Welcome. 3mo
Lcsmcat The beauty of Kindles is that no one can tell. And Chunkster are easier on the wrists. 😂 3mo
Chelleo @Lcsmcat Exactly why I dusted off my kindle bc the large print hardback I am about to start weighs a ton! 3mo
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Chelleo @AmyG 🤓 3mo
MissOG I've never seen a Kindle on. Also, was that really on 1% battery!? 😀 3mo
Chelleo @MissOG LOL…no…it was at the 1% reading mark (I just started this book). I get antsy when my battery drops to 25% 3mo
MissOG @Chelleo Awww okay! Well that's interesting it shows how far you are into a read. And I used to get more worried when I was younger. Now I'm old and don't care. Too focused but also tired to lean over to find the cord Lol Which is funny cause once something dies it gives me an excuse to get up and do other things for a bit. It's all my procrastinating plan! Hopefully you're past 1% by now! 3mo
Lynnbooknerd I just started using kindle lol love it so far 3mo
tpixie @Chelleo I love reading with my Kindle in bed at bedtime & in the middle of the night when I wake up. The backlight is great & the Kindle is lighter than my phone to read in the dark! 2mo
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It‘s been a few years but I‘m doing a reading challenge for 2024:

https://thenerddaily.com/nerd-daily-2024-reading-challenge

JamieArc This looks fun! If I weren‘t taking a break from challenges this year, I would do this one. 4mo
Chelleo @JamieArc It was one of the better challenges for me. I didn‘t want to get into anything too complicated or stressful. 4mo
TheDaysGoBy I‘ve been looking for a challenge and I think this might be fun 4mo
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CarolynM This does sound like a fun challenge! I might try it too🙂 4mo
Chrissyreadit Are you hosting Blitsy this year? 4mo
Chelleo @Chrissyreadit Hi! No, I‘m not hosting. I debated it for some time but I need a break. The last two years were challenging with unsent packages and I decided to take a break. 4mo
Chrissyreadit i understand. that has happened with several swaps that no longer occur. 4mo
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December 2023 Wrap Up.

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2023 Stats. My boys helped me to hike up my numbers with their audiobook selections. We‘ve read several series this year.

Gissy Great! 📚📚📚🥳🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 4mo
Liatrek Awesome! 4mo
TieDyeDude 💪🎉 4mo
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Up way past their bedtime enjoying the spoils of our bookstore crawl. #boysreadtoo #raisingreaders

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The Blue Marble | Fort Thomas, KY (Bookstore)
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The list of participating bookstores in the #cincybookstorecrawl If you are in the area stop by any and every location…each one has something special to offer.

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We took part in the first #CincyBookstoreCrawl We visited all 12 Indy bookstores over the 2 day event (2 yesterday and 10 today!) that spanned 2 states. We were able to patronize each store without breaking the bank. The staff at each store were very friendly and we discovered some amazing hidden gems.

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
CampbellTaraL Can I come read with you two?! Awesome book haul! And what an amazing adventure to have with your kiddo 💛 7mo
Michreader3 Ah Four!! Loved that book hope you enjoy! 7mo
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jdiehr You're doing a great job, mama! My youngest son used to accompany me to all kinds of book events, and it was so much fun 🙂 We went to a Markus Zusak signing, and he complimented me on bringing my son and exposing him to those kind of events. 7mo
Chelleo @CampbellTaraL Anytime! And yes, it was amazing! 7mo
Chelleo @Michreader3 I‘m looking forward to it! Thanks for the endorsement. 7mo
Chelleo @jdiehr - Thanks! Both my boys love going to book events but my youngest wasn‘t up to the full day of store hopping (he‘s a home body) but he loved the stuff his brother picked out. We usually find that authors are very gracious about engaging with the boys and we appreciate it! 7mo
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Girl in Luv | Jay Crownover, Rebecca Yarros
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧 This book packed in a lot in a short span. I liked Langley and Iker‘s quick burn and the way they interacted. The ending was abrupt but I‘m glad to learn of the follow-up story.

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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧Enjoyed the book. Was a little frustrated with the characters at one point but enjoyed how their stories came to an end (although a bit abruptly). I liked the bookish setting.

vlwelser That opening scene with the gum still makes me laugh. 8mo
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I love my new cell phone case. Tag me and share a photo of your favorite #BookishAccessory.

wanderinglynn Ooh, love that case! 😍 8mo
Amiable Pretty! 8mo
Jas16 That is lovely! 8mo
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5feet.of.fury Ktscanvases? I bought her bookmarks! That case is so pretty! 8mo
SilversReviews Love it!! 8mo
Gissy 😱so beatiful!😍👌 8mo
TNbookworm 😍 8mo
CatMS Love it!! 8mo
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1. This Thursday for my kids (elementary). Next Monday for me (college).
2. Upside Down Magic series.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🌞 8mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧I really loved this book. The characters were well developed (even the dog!). The plot moved at a good pace and the ending brought everything together in a way that made me want more.

Leslie_Ak2Oh This is next on my “Salacious Saturday” lineup. Thanks for the review 8mo
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If you're using the app, please visit the Onward Litsy group to tell if you're seeing images. If you're not a member of the group, go to his post and comment, @timspalding -
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2620018

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy

LiteraryinLawrence I‘m not on Facebook. I‘m not seeing images here on my phone. It‘s been like that for at least the last 10 hours or so. 9mo
JenReadsAlot No images since yesterday 9mo
JenDR Not on FB - no images all day on the App for me. 9mo
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AshRaye It's been about 24 hours since I have seen any images. It was working a few hours before that, though. 9mo
rockpools Thank you! 9mo
Ruthiella Not a member of the group. Not seeing pictures since yesterday. 9mo
ErikasMindfulShelf No images for me. So annoying, but happy to hear it‘s not just me. Thought there was something wrong with my phone. 9mo
rwmg Thank you for bringing this to a wider audience 9mo
Texreader Yep no images. 9mo
LiseWorks No images, can't comment on his page 9mo
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My #Bookmory July reads. Yellowface and A Typical Family were top faves.

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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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I primarily consume my books via audio books but needed to snag my book club title in print because the hold list is so long.

ErikasMindfulShelf A great book! 9mo
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Stumbled upon this ginormous, super cool and extremely cute toy dispenser hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Library. I got this adorable book cover Chippie. It also dispensed stickers and buttons.

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Book Loft | Columbus, OH (Bookstore)
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When your Litsy friend, @GreenGrl87 visits from out of state, you make the short drive to meet up for food and shopping at the Book Loft! We lost each other in the amid the 32 rooms full of books but reunited after finding one (or 8) new books to buy.

Reggie Very cool! 9mo
Gissy Nice!!🤗 9mo
Gissy Nice!!🤗 9mo
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Boston Public Library | Boston, MA (Library)
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I had a chance to visit the stunning main branch of the Boston Public Library. 🥰😍🥰

Bklover Hi there! I haven‘t run into your posts for a while. 😊🌼 10mo
Chelleo @Bklover Hi!! Yes, the algorithm is wacky. 🥸 10mo
vlwelser That's my happy place, right by my office. I hope you had fun exploring! 10mo
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Boston Public Library | Boston, MA (Library)
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Souvenir socks from the Boston Public Library.

BookmarkTavern Perfect! 😂 10mo
Soubhiville Cute! 10mo
peanutnine Love! 📚 10mo
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Gissy Now we have to send you a book! 😂📚 10mo
CarolynM 😍 10mo
Ruthiella Perfect! 😍 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence Those are the best socks! 10mo
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June reads.

Bookzombie I like the calendar layout. 🙂 10mo
Chelleo @Bookzombie Bookmory app. 10mo
Bookzombie @Chelleo I will check that out. I just copied you but I made it in PicCollage. 😀 10mo
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Thanks @GreenGrl87 (and son) for the #bookhaul. J immediately started this book and has been carrying it to and from camp. #RaisingReaders #BoysReadToo #BlackBoyJoy #KidsOfLitsy

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A Black Women's History of the United States | Kali Nicole Gross, Daina Ramey Berry
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Happy #Juneteenth! Check out the suggested reads (short list tagged in comments) from the Natl. Museum of African American History and Culture. #Blitsy

https://nmaahc.si.edu/visit/museum-store/juneteenth-reading-list

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Doing a little weeding to make room for new books. The negotiations are hilarious. #BoysReadToo #RaisingReaders #BlackBoyJoy

Julsmarshall I love this! ❤️ 11mo
Gissy I can imagine how difficult those decisions were....which one stays...which one goes....I hope the best one, the unique ones, stay with them so they can show those books to their families in the very long future....we don‘t want them to grow fast, not too fast☺️❤️ 11mo
gossamerchild This is a fantastic photo 😍 11mo
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Overall, I liked this book and I am OK with the way the story ended. I firmly believe the an abridged version would have been the ideal audiobook choice for me because there were several stretches of the story that really dragged on.

Aimeesue Spot on review! 11mo
Chelleo @Aimeesue Thanks! I was ready to throw the towel in but @riversong153 and @GreenGrl87 convinced me to keep muddling through. Glad I did. 11mo
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“Rest as if your life depended on it.” Doesn‘t it though?

WhyNotReadAllDay I already do this. 😂 11mo
RowReads1 Yes 11mo
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If you love hip hop this is a must read! Be warned it‘s a BAB (big ass book) but it‘s a great, detailed walk down memory lane for those of us that have hip hop as our life‘s soundtrack. #Blitsy

The_Book_Ninja Have you read Hip Hop America by Nelson George? I read it in ‘99 and there was more history yet to be made in Rap and Hip Hop but it‘s such a good read for a look at rap up to that time 12mo
Chelleo @The_Book_Ninja I‘ve read George but I‘m pretty sure I have not read that. Will check it out! 12mo
The_Book_Ninja @Chelleo cool! Well great review, Just ordered this book. Thank you 12mo
Chelleo @The_Book_Ninja Nice! Hope you like it! 12mo
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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Unexpected #bookmail from a librarian friend. 🥰

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That feeling when you find a new book that you‘re excited to read. #boysreadtoo #blackboyjoy

TNbookworm So cute 🥰 13mo
AlaMich Great shot! Also nice to see a boy choosing a book with girls as the MCs. 13mo
IndoorDame Fabulous photo !!!! 13mo
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vlwelser 🤗😍 13mo
Lynnsoprano Oh, a picture to treasure! 😍 13mo
ShelleyBooksie Fabulous pic!! 13mo
Aims42 Awesome picture!! 13mo
KathyWheeler What a great picture! 13mo
Julsmarshall ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Gissy Yes, agree , fabulous photo!,😍the wonder, the surprise of discovering new books 13mo
MicheleinPhilly Your pictures of your beautiful boys always put such a big smile on my face. ☺️ 13mo
Chelleo @AlaMich Thanks…I really try to encourage them to read books with girl MCs. They are big fans of Amari (and the Night Brothers) and Nori (Upside Down Magic). 13mo
BethM This is so great! 13mo
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Made a quick stop and picked up a nice pile of new to us, gently used titles. #BlackBoyJoy #BoysReadToo

Gissy I see few in his hands😃📚📚📚 13mo
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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#CurrentlyReading one for me and one with the kids. Both are good.

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@Mitch , thank you so much for the lovely post card and bookmarks! They are so lovely 🥰

TieDyeDude Nina! 14mo
Chelleo @TieDyeDude Beautiful, right!? 14mo
Bookzombie Yes, beautiful! 14mo
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Another #BlitsySwap is in the books. Thanks to everyone who participated. I always love seeing how much thought and generosity goes into each package. It‘s truly a joy to witness.

TheBookHippie Thank you for all your work! 14mo
Gissy Thank you to you @Chelleo for this swap. It is one of my favorite swaps, I know this type of activities are time consuming but there you are, putting all the love, time and effort to it. Thank you again for your box. It was a pleasure that you was my match this year. Until next year #BlitsySwap 🤗♥️ 14mo
S3V3N Thank you for putting it together every year. 14mo
LeshaMac Thank you for all the work you put in @Chelleo ❣️💜 14mo
Sbonnette Thank you for including us and organizing this! We love it and you @Chelleo ! 14mo
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@Sbonnette & N: Jam was excited to find a Kevin Hart book in his #BlitsySwap package (he‘s been watching some silly clips of him lately).

Gissy He looks so happy!!! ♥️ 14mo
Sbonnette I‘m glad! I couldn‘t find a Miles Morales he had not read yet! 14mo
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The boys opened their #BlitsySwap packages before school and I think it definitely got their day off on the right track, @Sbonnette !! Kam is over the moon about the puzzle and the 2nd Tristan Strong book. Funny that I purchased this shirt for myself so now we can all go twinning 🤩

megnews That‘s a great shirt! 14mo
Gissy Their smiles are priceless. I bet this is like Christmas or birthday parties. So good that they like to read. Our future is there! Yes!🙌
Enjoy the reading📚📚
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Sbonnette Yay! So glad it was a hit and started the day off great! 14mo
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The last #BlitsySwap packages are on their way to 2 awesome kids! @Sbonnette they should arrive Tuesday.

Sbonnette We got our packages today!! 1y
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@TheKidUpstairs - the 2nd half of your #BlitsySwap package is on the way! I‘ll email the tracking number. 😊

TheKidUpstairs Thank you! 1st half arrived Saturday 😁 My first package to my match is on its way as well (2nd party coming directly from vendor) 1y
Chelleo @TheKidUpstairs thanks for the update. You reminded me that I still need to send you the tracking number 1y
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One #BlitsySwap package is on it‘s way!

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Grand central station for #BlitsySwap check-ins. Thanks for tagging me in your personal posts!

GreenGrl87 Adding the final touches and heading to the post office this week! 1y
Chrissyreadit Will mail by Friday 1y
TheBookHippie Mine went out Friday. 1y
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Chelleo @GreenGrl87 👍🏾 1y
ncsufoxes Mailed my package out to the recipient on Saturday 1y
S3V3N I will mail this week. 1y
Endowarrior21 Mine with go out the minute the item I ordered from a Black Owned Company arrives to me. 1y
Readergrrl I received mine today! @ncsufoxes very excited! I‘m also waiting for one last item set to arrive tomorrow (I ordered weeks ago!), then straight to the PO I will go. If it doesn‘t arrive tomorrow, I will mail my package out as is and mail the last item out separately once it arrives. 1y
Gissy Going out this week! I will send you the tracking number🤗 1y
Chelleo @Endowarrior21 | @Readergrrl | @Gissy 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 1y
Karisa Mine is almost finished and will be heading out this week too. I‘m excited! 💗 1y
Sbonnette Mine is almost done! Waiting on one item and will ship out this weekend at the latest! 1y
aCleverDuck Almost done planning to be out this weekend 👍🏾 1y
Chelleo @bcncookbookclub Can you check your email for a message from me? Thank you! 1y
Chelleo @Karisa 👍🏽 @Sbonnette 👍🏽 @aCleverDuck 👍🏽 1y
Chelleo @TheKidUpstairs - Books are being shipped direct from store (in one package). Expected to arrive on Feb 18th. A separate package will be coming as well. Will update arrival once sent out. (edited) 1y
TheKidUpstairs Mine will be heading out tomorrow, 1 package from me, 1 shipped directly to my match from the supplier. 1y
TheKidUpstairs @Chelleo thank you!!! 1y
TheBookHippie Just letting you know I have nothing yet. My person has received hers. 1y
Chelleo @TheBookHippie Your match is putting yours in the mail any day now. 1y
TheBookHippie @Chelleo Thanks for letting me know! 1y
Chelleo Just checking in - @aCleverDuck (yours will be sent out by Monday), @California, @BeaG, @ChrissyReadIt @sweetpealsd 1y
Chrissyreadit Mailing today!!! 1y
Chelleo @Chrissyreadit Great! Thanks! 🤩 1y
S3V3N I mailed mine today. 1y
Chelleo @BeaG Great, thanks!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 1y
Chelleo @aCleverDuck - Your package is going out today. Have you sent yours out to your match? 1y
TheBookHippie @Chelleo any word ? 1y
Chelleo @TheBookHippie Your# have 2 packages on their way to you. One directly from vendor. 14mo
TheBookHippie @Chelleo thx for checking our mail with the weather can be tricky I try to watch out for things. Thanks for working so hard on this! 14mo
Chelleo @Chrissyreadit You have packages arriving on Monday! 14mo
Chrissyreadit Great!! So excited! 14mo
Chelleo @BeaG - Your package is due to arrive on Monday. 14mo
S3V3N Ok, thanks. Do you know if my person received their package from yet? 14mo
Chelleo @sweetpealsd - Your package is expected to arrive on Wednesday 14mo
sweetpealsd @Chelleo okay. Thank you 14mo
bcncookbookclub I just received my gorgeous pack!!! So thanks @karisa and @chelleo 14mo
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My #StoryGraph Reading Wrap-Up for 2022: https://app.thestorygraph.com/wrap-up/2022/che11eo?user=che11eo

My 2022 (exceeded) and 2023 goals are to read 50 books.

My kids had a major influence on my reading this past year...we listened to Tui T. Sutherland's entire Wings of Fire book series...making Tui my most read/listened to author. For a series about dragon's it's VERY good!

gossamerchild I like how the first and last books are both pink 😂 1y
Gissy Great! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 1y
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1. Black Panther, Michelle Obama
2. Old school hit hop artists in general: Salt N Pepa, LL Cool J, Heavy D, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte
3. I love learning about little known Black History (people, places, events)
4. The Seasonal Pages: https://theseasonalpages.com/ I discovered this shop a few years back and just love their stuff.

#BlitsySwap #BlitsySwapQuestionnaire

JamieArc That shop looks great! 1y
JamieArc That shop looks great! 1y
IndoorDame Those wood prints are amazing! 1y
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Matches have been sent out! Please let me know if you DID NOT receive your match email. Also take a second to help your new match find the perfect goodies for you by filling out this #BlitsySwapQuestionnaire.

Chelleo Please comment here to confirm receipt of your match info...thank you!

@aCleverDuck
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@Karisa
@Readergrrl
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Karisa Yep! I have my swap‘s info. Thanks, @Chelleo 😊 1y
Chelleo @Karisa - Great, thanks! 1y
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S3V3N @Chelleo I have not received mine. 1y
Chelleo @BeaG Thanks for letting me know. I tried sending it twice. Can you email me at chelleo.michelle@gmail.com so I can make sure I have the correct email address for you? 1y
S3V3N @Chelleo Sent 1y
Readergrrl I received mine! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Chelleo @BeaG So weird, your email hasn‘t come through but I tried sending to you again and it bounced. 1y
Chelleo @BeaG Got it and sent! 1y
Chelleo @Readergrrl thank you! 1y
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Hi all! Thanks to all those who have signed up. I‘m behind making matches due to cold and flu season wreaking havoc. I will have matches made by Friday, December 22. I‘ll reach out via email to confirm any necessary info before then. Thanks for your patience and understanding! Looking forward to another great swap! #BlitsySwap

TheBookHippie Oh no!!! Hydrate & rest!!! ♥️ sending healing vibes. 1y
MoonWitch94 Feel better soon! 1y
Gissy Health is first! Wishing you and anyone sick at home, a soon recovery! Take care of yourself first! ❤️ 1y
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Chrissyreadit I hope you‘re feeling better!!! Sending warm cozy wishes! If I could I‘d bring you a hot elderberry, honey and salty lemon drink 1y
Chelleo @TheKidUpstairs @MoonWitch94 - can you please email me at chelleo.michelle@gmail.com so that I can capture your email address? Thanks! 1y
Chelleo @aCleverDuck - can you please email me at chelleo.michelle@gmail.com so that I can capture your email address? Thanks! 1y
MoonWitch94 Yes, no problem! 1y
MoonWitch94 And I hope you‘re feeling better! 🙂 1y
Chelleo @MoonWitch94 @thebookhippie @Chrissyreadit @Gissy Thank you! I was spared the flu but both of my kids were sick and not simultaneously so it made for a rough week. Everyone is feeling better now though! Just in time for Christmas 🎅🏾 (edited) 1y
TheBookHippie @Chelleo Whew. Enjoy your holiday. Hope you get some rest now! 1y
Chelleo @MoonWitch94 - can you check your email please? Thank you! 1y
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Reminder…Please share! The #BlitsySwap celebrates Black History Month (U.S.) with books by Black authors and bookish and/or Black cultural gift items. Open internationally to kids & adults. Please complete one form per person: https://bit.ly/bhms2023

Sign-ups Close: December 11
Matches Sent: December 19
Open Date: February 28, 2023*

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We Are Not Like Them | Christine Pride
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Although I wasn‘t really in the mood to read this, I‘m glad I did. The authors presented interesting perspectives on the police killing of an unarmed black boy through the eyes of two best friends. One a Black news reporter covering the story and the other, the white wife of one of the officers involved in the shooting. #audiobook #Blitsy

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The #BlitsySwap celebrates Black History Month (U.S.) with books by Black authors and bookish and/or Black cultural gift items. Open internationally to kids & adults. Please complete one form per person: https://bit.ly/bhms2023

Sign-ups Close: December 11
Matches Sent: December 19
Open Date: February 28, 2023*

#BlitsyHistoryMonth #Blitsy #BHMS @Chelleo

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DebinHawaii Thank you for tagging me! I always enjoy this one! 1y
Chrissyreadit 🥳❤️🎉🙌 1y
MoonWitch94 Just signed up! My first time & really looking forward to it. 🥳 1y
Teresereading Is there an Australian option? 1y
Mitch Yeah! Just signed up. Not sure if I ticked the right box - but my first choice would be a U.K. match. 2nd choice a U.S. match. Thanks 🙏 1y
Chelleo @Teresereading If there is another person in the swap in Australia, I‘ll match you but if not, I‘ll need to know if you are open to sending somewhere else. 1y
DinoMom @Frasdawg this is another great swap! 1y
Nalbuque Thank you sm for the tag- I always miss sign ups, and this is one of my fave swaps! Looking forward to it!! 1y
Chelleo @Mitch Noted and glad you‘re back for this year‘s swap! 1y
Chelleo @Nalbuque You‘re welcome! It‘s easy to miss the sign ups! Glad your joining in again! 1y
Chelleo @DinoMom Thanks! I think so too 😉 1y
Frasdawg @DinoMom THANKS!!! 1y
Gissy Yes!!! 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago when we attended the #OhioanaBookFestival It was a pleasant surprise when I pulled this from my book.

rockpools That‘s so neat! 1y
AlaMich Yeah, everything from the Before Times feels like a hundred years ago. 😔 1y
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The boys chatted up author Brandon Snider and decided they wanted to check out this new series. Looking forward to this fictionalized story based on Rube Goldberg about a kids who likes to invent and build wacky machines. #BooksByTheBanks #BoysReadToo #RaisingReaders #BlackBoyJoy

Reggie Very cool! 1y
Chrissyreadit I love this!!! 1y
MicheleinPhilly Do your boys like the game Mousetrap? I was completely OBSESSED with it as a kid. 1y
Chelleo @MicheleinPhilly They never played it but I think it might make it under the tree this year 1y
MicheleinPhilly 👍🏼 Excellent choice. I think they‘ll love it. 1y
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Miles Morales: Stranger Tides | Justin A. Reynolds
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So happy to see my guys enjoying books and reading and seeing themselves in those stories. We‘re big fans of the Miles Morales graphic novel and Jameson wouldn‘t let us leave #BooksByTheBanks until we bought the latest Miles book by and get it signed by Justin Reynolds was so cool and patient as he chatted with Jameson (and confirmed the correct spelling of his name). Jameson was so excited that he had the chance to meet him. #BoysReadToo

Karisa 😍😍😍 1y
Aimeesue Wow! I'm super jealous. Jason Reynolds is amazing. ❤️ 1y
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Bookwormjillk Wow! Very cool! 1y
BennettBookworm Omg! So jelly! 1y
TrishB That‘s so cool😁 1y
Chrissyreadit 🙌😍🙌 1y
Itchyfeetreader Amazing.. what a cool event 1y
Bookgoil Huge fan of Reynolds!!! So glad y‘all got to meet him! 1y
Chelleo @Aimeesue We met Justin Reynolds, not Jason, who I agree is amazing too! 1y
Aimeesue @Chelleo This is what I get for typing too fast! My apologies to both Mr. Justin Reynolds and Mr. Jason Reynolds. I was actually thinking of Justin's books, but typed Jason. ❤️ (edited) 1y
Chelleo @Aimeesue seriously, no worries because I thought Jason at first when I saw the program. 1y
Aimeesue @Chelleo As you might imagine, people get my name wrong all the time, at least spelling-wise, and it's aggravating. The irony here is not lost on me. 😋 1y
Gissy A beautiful experience to know different authors to share with them.📚❤️ 1y
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Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism | Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
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I staffed a pop-up book display for our campus‘s LGBTQIA+ Read-In event.

Leftcoastzen Oh wow! Great ! 1y
Bookzombie Awesome! 1y
Chrissyreadit ❤️🙌❤️🎉❤️🙌❤️ 1y
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Gissy Nice! 👌🧡🧡🧡🍁🍂🌈 1y
Reggie Very cool! 1y
BookNAround Are you at UC? (I read the sticker in the window.) My daughter is in grad school there. (edited) 1y
Chelleo UC but I‘m at one of the regional campuses. @BookNAround (edited) 1y
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