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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Thank you Aletheia so much for the surprise!! I am so grateful for our friendship ❤️ and the thoughtfulness and generosity you always show. Sending you virtual hugs across the miles 🤍🤍🤍🤍

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Thank you so much for this Yule gift! I love it- the candle and herbs smell so nice 🤍🤍🤍🤍 and the box is gorgeous! And so is the Scrying stone! I‘m so happy to celebrate the Sabbats with you 🌛🌝🌜

GingerAntics 💙💙💙 5h
sprainedbrain Happy solstice, my friend! ❤️ 5h
Avanders 😍😍😍 4h
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The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm | Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling
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I finally finished the last story. I would consider this a solid pick with two exceptions. (TW)One had a bully using derogatory language including cognitive slurs. I think it was meant to be jarring, but I would have preferred words like asshole to what was used. The second story just wasn‘t my preference. The majority of stories were great- and very very different from each other. I am so glad I found this analogy.

slategreyskies She‘s done several really interesting anthologies with contributors like Neil Gaiman in some of them, if I remember correctly. I think some of them are retellings of fairy tales. I have a few of them on Kindle, but they‘ve been just hanging out on my TBR and not being read. I‘ll have to choose one and bump it up the list a bit. :) 7h
Chrissyreadit @slategreyskies yes- his contribution is a poem in this one. But most of the contributors tell a great story. 6h
erank58 I love all her anthologies, they're so well done compared to others out there. If you liked this one, check out The Green Man, which Terri Windling was involved with as well 6h
Chrissyreadit @erank58 it‘s on my TBR- I def want to read it. I just discovered these anthologies and am pretty excited about them. 6h
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I have packages from @MatchlessMarie for #creepychristmas, a package from @Avanders - is this for a swap? A package from across the pond @Mitch and a surprise from @sprainedbrain #itsstartingtolookalotlikechristmas
I‘m frantically working to get to the post office tomorrow with Christmas cards and some extras.

MatchlessMarie Yayyy 😈🎄 7h
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 nope, that‘s just for being you! 🎄♥️ 6h
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1. FaceTime with my daughter, drink some wassail and if weather ok have a little fire outside.
2. Sarah Addison Allen, Susannah Kearsley Julie McElwain,
3. Soft Blanket Of Sleepy and Tamales.
Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn @tpixie
Who else wants to play?

wanderinglynn Ooh, wassail & a fire sound perfect! 19h
Eggs Thanks for playing 🧡 🔥 🥃 17h
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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My book is here- Looking forward to the January group read. Perspective on preview- th book has 55 pages of endnotes/citations. The Index is 39 pages.

Chrissyreadit I‘m furious that the fear of truth and acknowledgment is so strong a racist self proclaimed academic has written a book called Debunking the 1619 Project- this type of blatant harassment and bullying from every pulpit is the stuff that has always occurred in this Country. 2d
bthegood I heard Nikole Hannah-Jones speak, it was titled “ Racism From ‘Slaveocracy‘ to ‘Democracy‘ “, at the Chautauqua Institute in 2019 - very powerful and eye opening experience - it is mind boggling that people are non-believers of fact/science/truth - I keep hoping there are more believers than non-believers! 2d
AmyG These are very dangerous times in our country, in the world, when it comes to the destruction of truth and fact. Frightening. 2d
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Winter Solstice | Elin Hilderbrand
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Katie your card is so sweet! I‘m so glad we are friends. And then a surprise on top of it?! 🥳😘🤍❄️🤍Open now or save for Solstice?

KatieDid927 You decide! 🤗 2d
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First Frost | Sarah Addison Allen
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In case anyone is a fan of Sarah Addison Allen, on of my absolute favorite authors, she is posting mini stories every day for advent. They are short sweet and delightful 💕 On Her Instagram page.

AileenRR Ooh! I‘m gonna have to follow her now. Thanks! 😊 4d
BookBosomed1 Thank you! This is a treat. 4d
Amandajoy When is she gonna have a new book out? 3d
Chrissyreadit @Amandajoy her website just says soon. 3d
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Surprise Package | Sheila Roy
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I did not get a picture, but a lot of packages went out today: #creepychristmas #bestof2021 #wintersolsticeswap #jolabokaflod #littlechristmas and a book to @GingerAntics One would think that was enough, but I will be back to the post office Monday because unfortunately I completely forgot to mail my #lmpbc- I‘m so sorry @Laughterhp

Laughterhp Oh no! At least you remembered lol. No worries! 4d
GingerAntics Is it really busy at the post office yet? 4d
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics it was packed for my area- line out the door 4d
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GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit oh my! That is packed. People must be worried stuff won‘t get there in time for the holidays. 4d
AmyG Ha….I have been to the post office so many times these past few weeks. Now when I walk up to the lady (always the same person) I feel embarrassed. 😂 I have one more trip on Monday. 4d
teebe Awesome 🎄🖤💀 4d
candority Wonderful! 📚 3d
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The Dead Cry Justice | Rosemary Simpson
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This is book 6 in the Gilded Age Mystery Series. It‘s grittier than a cozy, somewhat formulaic but typically not quite as intense as standalone mystery/thrillers. Although this one was quite intense and includes a horrific storyline/crime mystery. I did read it in just over 24 hours, because this is an immediate purchase series for me.

Herbarium | Caz Hildebrand
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Thank you Elizabeth! This book is stunning! And yes I absolutely love my Winter Solstice tonic for Winter blues 🤍🤍🤍and vegan soap- both looks and smells lovely. 🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍

Tove_Reads Jealous! 5d
mabell Yay! I‘m so glad you like it! 😊 5d
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Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron
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These are all books I would love to read by Black Authors. I will tag them in comments in case anyone else is interested. Also @Chelleo has sign ups for #blitsy open. This is a favorite swap of mine ❤️❤️❤️

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This amazing swap is open for sign ups! Check out @Chelleo to join!

Gissy I signed up already🙌❤️❤️❤️ 6d
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Wild Decembers | Edna O'Brien
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1. Finish my Dec TBR, and 3 books I‘ve started and stopped this year.
2. Complete a menu for managing diabetes
3. Continue to do physical therapy exercises
4. Work on mindfulness techniques to reduce daily stress responses
5. Work harder to not stress because our Supreme Court is a political joke. #abortionishealthcare

slategreyskies #5—- agreed!! 7d
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 Totally agree on 5. 7d
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Ghost Moon Night | Jewel Allen
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Some interesting titles for this months #foodandlit I hope my library has one of them.

The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
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I‘m so glad this was picked for #overbookedclub I loved this strong character driven story about love between family- across time and place.

sblbooks Me too! It is great family drama, and I love that it was partially set in Ireland. 1w
Chrissyreadit @sblbooks yes- I loved the Irish connection! 7d
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December | Mari Kesselring
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My December #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1w
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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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My feelings are complicated- about this mashed up Beauty and the Beast with Little Red Riding Hood vibes retelling, but since this is an #lmpbc book no spoilers- until comments that will be hidden! If anyone else has read this and would chat with me I‘d be so appreciative! I can‘t wait to hear what my group thinks!!! These are my two absolute fairy tales- so really really want to chat about it!

Laughterhp I‘m excited to read this one! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo this sounds so fun!! I can't wait to read it!!!

Speaking of which @Laughterhp I got your book today!!! @HOTPock3tt did my book get to you yet?
Chrissyreadit So, I really liked the premise a lot- I thought it was original and interesting. But I felt like there were inconsistencies in the story and some tropes that were too juvenile for what the story could have been. I also wondered if I missed context without realizing it. 1w
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I love the Balance meditation app- and they have started a podcast. The first episode was great- 15 minutes and a vital discussion on emotion in a nutshell. The guest has the tagged book releasing in Feb- and it is definitely in my wheelhouse as a rebel with too many causes. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/well-balanced/id1593891505?i=1000542001246

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm After the weekend I‘ve had at my in-laws, I definitely need to read this. 2w
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Reading Friends: Follow me | Mark Anthony, JoAnne Nelson, Michael Lobel
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After drooling over the lovely weekend our UK friends are having I googled reading retreats and this link came up:

The image is in Harpers Ferry WV- only an hour from DC-sleeps 10, just saying….

Librarybelle I‘d be totally in for this!!! 2w
rockpools Oh wow - 50 of them! 2w
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Avanders Oooooh 😍😍 2w
Kdgordon88 Lovely! 2w
LeahBergen Ooo! 😍 2w
bthegood I'd be up for a reading retreat 📚 2w
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I wanted to like this YA book set in Mexico that I read for #foodandlit but honestly I do not think it was very well written. It was a struggle to see and appreciate the main characters growth and there were many aspects of life that would have been better with more depth to the story. I think the complexity of living on the border was a great premise but the characters were mostly in likable. I forgot to take a picture of my Mexican food .

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@Insightsintobooks 🎉 my #wintersolsticeswap has arrived and is being hidden away until opening day 😘🤍🤍🤍

Insightsintobooks Yay glad it arrived! 2w
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This was a great episode for anyone participating in #foodlit for January -Egypt


Amiable I adore this podcast! 3w
Butterfinger Oh wow!! Thanks for sharing. 2w
Texreader Thank you!! 2w
BeckyRoy One of my favorite podcasts! 2w
Laughterhp Yes! I love this podcast! 2w
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I just saw this! What a fun idea! 🙌🙌🙌

PaperbackPirate I just joined too! What type of crafts do you do? 2w
Chrissyreadit @PaperbackPirate simple crochet, and paper Im not skilled- my brain is always filled with ideas I can‘t replicate but have fun trying. What about you? 2w
PaperbackPirate Can‘t wait to see what you make! I like to scrapbook. ✂️ 2w
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Deathless Divide | Justina Ireland
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@DebinHawaii these are all on my iRL TBR- but I‘m interested in pretty much all the books on your list. I‘m excited- and think I may let #bookspin choose the one I go with! #newyearwhodis

MeganAnn Oohhh if you read Dead Witch Walking, enjoy it, and continue the series there is a short story that happens on winter solstice. It‘s called Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel and is in the tagged anthology. I believe in the author‘s suggested reading order it falls after the fourth book, but it technically takes place years before book one when Rachel is 17ish so it could be read any time. 3w
MeganAnn @DebinHawaii this looks like a fantastic list and I love that this series made it to your favorites! 😍🎉👏🏻 3w
Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn thanks!!!! I have to read this now- and so cool about a story on Winter Solstice- that is perfect to know! 3w
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DebinHawaii Yay! 📚🎉 I am happy you are happy with the list! I am ecstatic with yours too as quite a few are on my #TBR & it will give me a push to read them! 3w
DebinHawaii @MeganAnn I am about 1/3 into book #3 so I will look for that one—especially knowing it takes place during Winter Solstice! Thank you for turning me on to the series. 🤗 3w
Amiable “Hood Feminism” is on my list from @Singout , too! 2w
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@GingerAntics honestly I wanted some more ideas- and it‘s interesting to realize how few books use Winter as a theme with Solstice or Yule or a Winter type of celebration separate from Christian and Jewish traditions. But here are a few I knew about and oddly a book riot link to possible other books. https://bookriot.com/winter-fantasy-books/
This was so much more challenging than I expected. I‘m interested to see what you read and think of it.

Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics off topic (and I May have asked before) but have you read Women Who Run With the Wolves? 3w
GingerAntics I‘ve been eyeing that top one for about a year now. Have you read it? What did you think? I was eyeing the second until I saw who the author was just now. I saw you guys talking about Kushiel‘s Dart on the other post and that does sound quite intriguing to me. 3w
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monalyisha Oh, hmmm. I'm a bonafide Winter-hater so I'm bound to be useless. 😅 But if anything magical springs to mind, I'll let you know. 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit I have not, but that looks AMAZING!!! That may be the first book I buy as soon as I have a job again. (Fingers crossed, I have I job interview Tuesday… and it‘s pretty much my dream job!) 3w
GingerAntics @monalyisha lol I was kind of that way as a kid, but then we moved away from all seasons for 20 years and now fall and winter are my favourite. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
GingerAntics Okay, everything Juliet Marillier sounds AMAZING and right up my alley!!! I knew I should have asked. When in doubt, always ask Litsy. 3w
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics what kind of job is it? My fingers are crossed! 2- are you referring to women who run? I really want to read it- and just have postponed because it‘s a chunkster. Ironically I have Teo copies so if that‘s of interest I can send you one. 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit yes I‘m referring to Women Who Run. I didn‘t pay attention to how long it was. That does seem a bit of a chunkster. Maybe if we read it with a group, slowly over time it wouldn‘t be so bad. 3w
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha I truly struggle with Winter too- I‘m trying to embrace the concept of a season for quiet and rest and see it in a different light. 3w
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics I think that would be a perfect way to read it. Do you want me to send you the second copy? 3w
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics ok email me your address Chrissyreadit @gmail.com 3w
monalyisha @Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics I felt that way about it right after reading Wintering by Katherine May last year. But I‘ve since lost the gracious acceptance & quiet acknowledgment of the season‘s gifts. I‘m right back to icy hatred. 😂🙈 Perhaps it should be an annual reread for me. 3w
monalyisha @Chrissyreadit My solution this year is to renew my lapsed membership at the botanical garden. At last that way, I can sit in some humidity beneath green, growing things & pretend. Escapism rather than grace. That‘s where I‘m at. 😆🌴 3w
GingerAntics @monalyisha oh I loved that book!!! That is a lovely read. I agree. That beauty is getting reread. 3w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit I forgot the first question. The job interview is for the education director at the Fargo air museum. 3w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie 🙏🙏🙏 (edited) 3w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie have you read Women Who Run With the Wolves? 3w
TheBookHippie I just ordered this https://www.amazon.com/Winter-King-Christine-Cohen/dp/1952410312/ref=asc_df_1952... hoping you find books to recommend for kids without religion 3w
TheBookHippie We pick a country yearly and do their traditions this year since food and lit is Philippines we will craft some “holiday” with that. Other than that we mix the things we like with all our traditions. Mostly food related 😂😂 and stories my grandma told me about Baba Yaga 🤪 3w
TheBookHippie Personally I‘m going to try all the folklore fables route and see what I find. I‘ll keep you posted! 3w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics No and now I want to 😂 3w
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics I‘m up for it I‘ll get a copy let me know! 3w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I wanted your address to mail you a winter greeting 😂 social@bookhippie.com 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie I wonder if we‘ll need to find an actual wolf pack by the end of the book? 😏 3w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I think that one is going to happen. One person mentioned the book seeming like a fake or a bootleg, but everything/everyone else seems to be positive. That one does sound fun. I wish I could find something similar for the Irish or Celtic tradition, but Juliet Marillier may fill that need in my Irish little heart. 3w
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha I love love love Wintering- I‘m reading it in very small bites and am close to done 3w
monalyisha @Chrissyreadit I‘ve gifted it to quite a few people, too! Lovely book. 3w
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha I also agree The Botanical Garden sounds like a perfect place for respite from Winter. 3w
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie I had that book once upon a time- did not read it and it is MIA but @GingerAntics I think it would be good. I also like the way the Marillier book sounds. 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit it‘s one of those books you simultaneously want to devour and savour. This is why I feel it needs at least a few rereads. To experience it in a binge style, experience it in a leisurely style… and I‘m sure I‘ll come up with some excuses to read or other ways as well (maybe entirely outdoors? With my head hanging off the edge of the bed? In an ice bath?!)!!! 3w
TheBookHippie As for the bookriot some I‘ve read I love spinning silver the dollmaker however they‘re both Jewish 🙂 I read wintersong as an ARC people either love or hate it, I was eh… I am interested the witches heart .. 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit I‘ve added a couple of her books to my wish list. They just sound so good. 3w
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics @TheBookHippie personally I think a little howling at the moon is good for the soul 🌒 3w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I am entirely okay with this. 🐺 3w
MeganAnn @GingerAntics good luck on your job interview! The Fargo Air Museum is very cool… I live near Fargo so your comment caught my eye. 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie that sounds legit. 🌝 🐺 If I hadn‘t had a migraine (worst timing ever), I would have been out to see that eclipse. 3w
Chrissyreadit I‘m a mess but @GingerAntics which book is a reread? 3w
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie I loved Spinning Silver and thought the same thing about Jewish roots. 3w
GingerAntics @MeganAnn oh wow, we just moved up here in May 2020. I‘ve been working in Dallas remotely that whole time until mid September. Before we even moved, I found them online and wanted to work there so bad. I‘m trying not to bounce off the walls until Tuesday. 3w
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit ah so you heard me 😂🐺💯 3w
MeganAnn @TheBookHippie for kids, Odd and The Frost Giants might be a good wintery option that‘s not Christian or Jewish. My son and I loved it a few years ago. It‘s not solstice related from what I remember, but it is very seasonally winter. 3w
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit it‘s an old fairytale my grandma use to tell me I didn‘t know until I was reading it that was what the book was. So much Judaism. If you didn‘t know it‘s still a good read. 3w
TheBookHippie @MeganAnn oh thank you!!!! I feel so awful for students this time a year that are neither I try to find things it‘s so much more difficult than I thought. 3w
Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn seriously…trying to get people to share books recommendations and you respond to Fargo????? (Of course supporting @GingerAntics is good) but Any good Winter books on your radar?????(😘😘😘) 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit the F-M area is a hopping place, clearly. 🤣😂🤣 @MeganAnn tell her. 3w
Chrissyreadit Oh sorry @MeganAnn our posts crossed in the ether thank you!!! I had no idea how hard this topic is. 3w
MeganAnn @Chrissyreadit 🤣🤣🤣 I can‘t help it! I‘ve never come across another Fargo litten so I was very excited to find a kindred spirit nearby. @GingerAntics is right, it‘s a very happening place to be! But not nearly as bookish as I‘d like. 3w
GingerAntics @MeganAnn with covid I haven‘t gone out unless I had to, but I‘ve been trying to map out the book stores… I‘m not finding a lot of selection. You‘d think with three (or is it four) colleges, there would be more books. 3w
MeganAnn @Chrissyreadit and because you asked, how about this one which is also not solstice themed but takes place during an apocalyptic winter. One of my favorites! 3w
Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn 🙌🙌🙌I stacked it! 3w
MeganAnn @GingerAntics yes I keep wishing someone would open a larger indie bookstore in town! I just created a post with info on all the local stores I know about for you. I hope that helps! 3w
MeganAnn @TheBookHippie I agree! I just thought of this one as a great winter read too: The Poet‘s Dog. It‘s been a few years since I read it so I cannot remember for sure if there is any mention of Christianity or Christmas - you may have to read it to be sure. But I remember it being a really wonderful wintery we listened to on audio and absolutely loved. 3w
TheBookHippie @MeganAnn ooo thanks I will library it and check it out! 3w
GingerAntics @MeganAnn that is more book stores than I thought. I‘ve been ordering books online mostly from B&N and Amazon. I tried looking for some books from one of the local shops and they didn‘t have a single book I was looking for, so I gave up. They didn‘t even have Shakespeare which was oddly troubling. 3w
Larkken Have you read Arden‘s Fantasy Russia series? She also has a 4-book fantasy series that is MG where each of the four is based in a different season. Book 2 is winter and came out last year, I think. 2w
Larkken Here it is: 2w
Larkken Ooo and there‘s this book, which some have called an Indigenous Narnia 😆 2w
GingerAntics @Larkken oh that sounds amazing!!! An indigenous Narnia!!! I loved those books growing up, but now I can‘t separate the Christian allegory from the story anymore. I just can‘t with it anymore. 2w
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Checking in to see how everyone is in preparing for both our swap and the longest night of the year! Also I did ask book riot for recommendations on the podcast - they responded, but not quite what I had in mind. I will provide link to their holiday edition for anyone interested:


AmyG I am hoping to send mine before Thanksgiving. 🤞🏻 3w
Soubhiville My match has their box already 🙂. I‘ll decorate the holiday tree this week. We generally do it on Thanksgiving. I might reread one of the Kushiel books by Jacqueline Carey, as the characters celebrate The Longest Night in a very special way. 3w
BarkingMadRun Mine is ready to be sent, I just need to wrap it first! 3w
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TheAromaofBooks I'm waiting for my last item to arrive so I can ship mine out!! 3w
ChasingOm I heard the podcast yesterday and knew it was you!! 😄 3w
AbigailJaneBlog I'm awaiting a few bits and then I'll be ready to send 😍🎄 3w
Avanders I‘m waiting for arrival.. of some items to send …. Hope it comes soon!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽 (edited) 3w
Kdgordon88 Mine will be out by Tuesday after the last bit arrives Monday. 3w
Chrissyreadit @ChasingOm what did you think of the recommendations? 3w
Mitch So resourceful Chrissy 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. My box will@be mailed out next week x 3w
jenniferw88 I've got the extras but waiting on my match from @MaleficentBookDragon to order the books! 3w
BookwormAHN I'm waiting on a few items but I'll probably mail it by December 1st. 3w
Chrissyreadit @Soubhiville Kushiels Dart was one of the recommended books from the podcast for that reason! 3w
Bookgoil I am shopping this weekend!!! Making my list today ❤️ 3w
TheBookHippie Doing good I‘ve got it all figured out!! 😂 3w
DebinHawaii Waiting on some items still. Fingers crossed it all arrives next week! 🤞🏼 3w
kellyann28 I will be sending this week ❤ 3w
DinoMom Shopping down ans items arriving this week :) 3w
ChasingOm I didn‘t think they were what you were asking for, although Kushiel‘s Dart is an interesting sideways pick. 3w
Chrissyreadit @ChasingOm that‘s what I thought too. 3w
StaceGhost So funny! I just wrapped and packed :) 3w
bridge12 Still waiting on a couple of things so hoping to ship next week! 3w
GingerAntics I should have known to ask here for solstice themed books. I‘ve had the hardest time finding things to read for the solstice. I stumbled upon a sweet book that isn‘t so much about the solstice but centres on it. I quite enjoyed it, but still not what I was looking for. 3w
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics what kind of story are you looking for? 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit that‘s a good question. At this point, I‘ll take anything good. I don‘t necessarily mind a book for younger readers. I‘d love a book that explored the traditions of the world created in some sense. My preferred pick last year had some of that, even with it secondary to the plot, the characters were great so it will definitely get read again (the audiobook is a joy, too). I‘m trying to make some sort of tradition for myself. 3w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit I trust you. What are your favourite winter solstice themed books? 3w
Endowarrior21 Waiting on one more thing to arrive from Etsy than sending my package out priority. And I honestly don't read season books I just read what I feel like reading but I do like some on the Solstice books out. 3w
TheBookKeepers Waiting on a few things then I‘ll be ready to ship! 3w
Amandajoy I‘ll be wrapping and sending mine out this week! 3w
Crazeedi Mine will be sent out Monday! All ready to gi😘 3w
erank58 All my items are in, will be stopping by post office Monday to pick up shipping boxes, then out the door it goes :) 3w
Gissy Waiting for one book to arrive. 3w
BookBosomed1 All books are in. Just waiting on a few of the gifts. 3w
Julsmarshall My books should all arrive this week, shopping tomorrow for goodies/add-ons ☺️ 2w
kspenmoll Did I sign up too late? I have record if what I filled out but cannot find any email telling me who I have. Can you check into this? So sorry !!! 2w
Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll I did not see a form from you- I sent @sprainedbrain a message to see- I‘m so sorry! I wonder if it was after we closed sign ups. 2w
Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll I‘m so sorry- Jenni confirmed we do not have anything on our end. 2w
MoonWitch94 I‘m shopping 🛍 Almost done! So fun! 2w
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@LibrarianRyan has a holiday card exchange posted and is surveying interest in her #litsyawards event- check out her page for more information 🤍

LibrarianRyan thanks 3w
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How to Rig an Election | Brian Klaas, Nic Cheeseman
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New book I just listened to the author on The Bulwark Podcast - a more conservative view but often presented in a way for thoughtful discussion and a throwback to when bipartisanship was possible. This book sounds incredibly important and interesting. Would anyone else be interested in reading and discussing it between December and Presidents‘ Day? Im just thinking ongoing at our own pace and everyone jumps in with thoughts.

AmyG I‘m in. I just got the ebook so funny you posted this. 3w
Chrissyreadit @AmyG Im so glad! I feel like this is a book for discussion ❤️ 3w
Scochrane26 If I can get it on audio from my library, I would join in. 3w
AmyG Oh, I am sure there will be lots to discuss. (edited) 3w
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Currant Events | Piers Anthony
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Just working through advertising, feel free to follow @LitsyEvents for updates on litsy activities open to everyone ❤️ Also let new Littens know about this page- th easiest way to see what goes on in Litsy.

Emilymdxn @moll if you give this page a follow it has al the info about readathons and events etc like we were talking about the other day 🥰 3w
BookBosomed1 @Lemons7 give the @LitsyEvents page a follow so you can be notified of swaps, book clubs, etc. 3w
Moll @Emilymdxn omg HALLELUJAH, I'll never be confused again😁 3w
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Currant Events | Piers Anthony
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Wondering how to share your event? Curious about what‘s going on in Litsy this week? month? Season? Tag or visit @LitsyEvents your new go to/town hall space! Please feel free to tag, post, share etc!!! It‘s here for all of us!

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
candority This is wonderful! Thanks for all you do! 🙌 3w
Ruthiella Fantastic idea! 3w
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Cinfhen Thanks for sharing!! It‘s a wonderful idea!!! 3w
bthegood THANK YOU ❤ The fact that you can go to the original post for information - you guys did a great job with this - (edited) 3w
TheAromaofBooks YAY!! This is so exciting!!! 3w
Avanders Love it!!♥️ 3w
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The Wild Book | Juan Villoro
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Too many choices for YABooks set in Mexico. I‘m struggling!!! Also this list has some good options for books on next years #foodandlit - i excited to travel the world some more 🤍📚🤍


Butterfinger Yay!! 3w
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The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm | Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling
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I saw this on a library shelf and grabbed it on a whim- but I LOVE it! I‘m upset I picked it up this morning instead of Sat- I‘ve flown through 250 pages but have to go to work. I do not always love short stories but these are exactly what I like- Fae from different cultural perspectives, and each one different and wonderful sometimes creepy, sometimes funny. @HOTPock3tt I think you would def enjoy this and I‘m tagging my other fantasy friends

Chrissyreadit Anyone else love a good fantasy genre book that I missed tagging? 3w
Laughterhp Oo sounds interesting. Im not always a fan of short stories either. 3w
Avanders Ooooh fun! 😄 3w
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wanderinglynn Work always gets in the way! 😆 Thanks! I‘ll definitely have to check it out. 👍🏻 3w
TheAromaofBooks Oooo there are some really good authors in this collection!! I'm not usually a fan of short stories, but I'm stacking this one!! 3w
HOTPock3tt Stacked!!! 😃 it sounds great!! 🙌🏽♥️🎉 @Chrissyreadit 3w
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1. Only LMPBC and Litsy buddy reads. I wish I was part of one in real life, but with my Litsy friends.
2. I‘d love a fantasy based book club, but I can‘t pick one book- any recommendations?
3. I‘ve read books with LMPBC that people loved and hated, But at the end i love reading books I love and gushing about them with friends who love them too.
Thanks for the tag @Kenyazero anyone else want to play?

ozma.of.oz Honestly, I‘d recommend a Discworld book for a fantasy based book club. The stories are delightful, and they are also insightful examinations of humanity (with trolls, dwarfs, and vampires! 😂) Thank you for sharing! 3w
Larkken Our book club found a lot to interest and talk about in the short, tagged book 3w
Ruthiella You could try Sword and Laser for an online SFF based book club. 3w
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My opening day cheat sheet.

ncsufoxes I need to get myself organized 😬. I have everything on sticky notes but now I need to transfer to my google calendar 4w
Chrissyreadit @ncsufoxes Im always so behind- I get worried when I‘m doing so many swaps at once. 4w
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Shipping News | Annie Proulx
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Thanks @wanderinglynn for sharing this shipping dates resource - I‘m happy to share this for anyone engaging in swaps, gift giving and exchanges of any kind- on or off Litsy! ❤️

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I love this cozy series. It focuses on Hungarian culture. I love the characters, and while there are some loopholes the story line is fun.

leah152 Added to my stack!!! Really loving the mysteries set in different countries around the world that are coming out now 😊📚 4w
Chrissyreadit @leah152 this one is set in the US but the main character runs a Hungarian tea house with her mother and grandmother who were born in Hungary. The language is peppered through the books and Hungarian food is almost a main character 🤣 and Hungarian traditions are used in settings as well. 4w
leah152 Still sounds good 😊 4w
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Thanks for the tag @ravenlee
1. Im reading a cozy mystery at home- but I‘m on a break at work and can‘t remember the title 😫🤪
2. I saw my daughter for a few days and am so proud of her and enjoy time with her. Also I Re pierced my ears after they started to close. How did I let 6 years go by without earrings????
3. When information is incorrect, and editing errors
Everyone is invited to join!

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂📖✨ 4w
Laughterhp Wow 6 years without wearing earrings! 4w
Bookzombie I let mine close probably 4 or 5 years ago and I keep thinking about repiercing them. I just haven‘t done it. 4w
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Scochrane26 I stopped wearing earrings sometime but in college, about 25 years ago. 4w
Chrissyreadit @Bookzombie I LOVE earrings- but I was working with kids with behavior problems and toddlers- so I was always forgetting to put them back in, then I got sick on top of it and years later realized I miss wearing my earrings! So I highly recommend Re piercing ❤️ 4w
Chrissyreadit @Scochrane26 🤣🤣🤣 4w
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New Year Resolutions | Kath Beattie
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This seriously amazing activity is now open- but limited to 80 participants! The spectacular @monalyisha takes her time to match Littens based on reading lists- you agree to read at least one book from your matches list in January! I‘ve learned about absolute favorite books through this!

staci.reads This is my first time doing it. I'm excited! 4w
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My Yule aesthetic #wintersolsticeswap
Everyone is welcome to share their seasonal aesthetic- for fun and or swap partners to see! I May make more- just for fun!

Gissy So pretty 😍 🎄 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Gissy share your vision/aesthetic 1mo
Gissy @Chrissyreadit I‘m not so good in create a collage😳Let me ask a friend to help me☺️ 4w
Insightsintobooks I have no idea what my esthetic is for yule... I like warmth lol.. 4w
Chrissyreadit @Gissy @Insightsintobooks even one picture could be fun! But this is no pressure! I just love imagery! 4w
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Tuesday | David Wiesner
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1. East City Bookshop and Mahogany Books in DC
2. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I always end up with a book I did not expect though.
3. Are you interested in playing @itsjustme40something @MadelineMcCrae @Insightsintobooks
Thanks for the tag @megnews

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 1mo
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My Favorite Things | Maira Kalman
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This super fun swap is now open for sign up! See @candority for details 🤍🤍🤍🤍

Crazeedi Do I need to sign up for number 4 swap??? Can you help me Chrissy???🤪 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Crazeedi I personally have no swap control, and am just glad these are smaller since I am signed up for 5. I May need a side hustle this season. And I was worried there would be. O swaps in December 🥸😄😘 1mo
candority Thanks for sharing! 💕 1mo
Crazeedi @Chrissyreadit well you're no help! LOL🙃 not sure if I'll do number 4, I have a couple days to think about it 1mo
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Women's War | Jenna Glass
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Wondering how this is? It does not have a lot of reviews (even on goodreads it seems like a small number to me) but sounds so good! Have any of you heard about it?

wanderinglynn I got a copy of it at Emerald City Comic Con in 2019, right after it was published. The author was giving them away. It‘s still on my TBR shelf somewhere. I don‘t know, it just never really appealed to me & other books have taken priority so I haven‘t picked it up. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Sorry I can‘t help. 1mo
sprainedbrain I hadn‘t even heard of it before you posted… the premise certainly seems interesting! 1mo
Roary47 I just finished the series yesterday with “Mother of All”. I really enjoyed the series. There is magic, women trying to obtain rights in a male dominated word, and jaw dropping moments. I rated the whole series 4 stars. 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks I haven't even heard of this one!! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Roary47 it was your post that inspired me to ask! I had never even heard of it! So now it is on my TBR! 1mo
Laughterhp Yes, I actually read this one. It was recommended to me by Book Riot TBR when I was looking for readalikes to something (I don‘t remember what). I‘m sure I reviewed it somewhere. (edited) 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp did you like it? 1mo
Laughterhp Actually I rated this one so-so. Just found my review. I liked the world building but didn‘t like some of the characters. 1mo
Roary47 Yay! 1mo
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New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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Sign I ups open Thursday! Only 80 spots available got this very fun activity!

monalyisha Thanks for sharing! ✨ 1mo
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@Liz_M has started a thread on @LitsyHappenings to the above question- all feedback would be appreciated and welcome! I‘m excited to see how we can keep all litsy activities easy to find and easy to join! To join the thread go to Litsy happenings- it should be the top post!

MoonWitch94 @Chrissyreadit what a great idea! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit @MoonWitch94 it‘s all @Liz_M thinking ahead- I‘m excited!! 1mo
Liz_M 😊 This link should take you to the exact post:
rsteve388 Oh my I like this idea. This is great 1mo
StayCurious This is a great idea! 1mo
Avanders Great idea!! @Liz_M Also, I like all the hyphen uses and I‘d use it for your catch all too, so it‘s easy to remember. @Litsy-Happenings (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi I shared this post and great ideas! 1mo
Lynnsoprano What a great idea! It‘s been too easy to lose track of what‘s going on! 1mo
BethM I can only read the original post On the web version but I think this is excellent! I‘m with @Avanders about wkeeping the hyphen use uniform. 1mo
BookwormAHN Great idea 😺 1mo
bthegood @LizM @Chrissyreadit perhaps the official #LitsyHappenings could be opened up to allow posts from people hosting things, right now those posts go to other #litsyhappenings locations. This way anyone following official # would get notice, and it only requires hosts of events to post on official page. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @bthegood to be honest, I do not remember who ran it- so I don‘t know who can open it. I‘ve been using hashtags. I do know that it can be easy to burn out with that kind of a project, and partly believe it needs to be tied to library thing in someway as well @Liz_M do you think that would that be possible? 1mo
Liz_M @bthegood The hash tag can be used by anyone and any litten can search for the hash tag to see what is happening. But the LitsyHappenings account isn't an “official“ account; it was set up by a volunteer (@MrBook). Which is why I'm hoping that having several volunteers might make it more sustainable for the long run -- when one person's life gets busy, another volunteer can step in. 1mo
Liz_M @Chrissyreadit We can certainly ask. Maybe if we volunteer to manage it LT staff will agree to help with technical difficulties -- allowing access if volunteers drop off the site and no one has the password to the account(s) 1mo
Liz_M @Avanders good call! 1mo
bthegood @Liz_M got it, I didn't realize that was a volunteer🙂 1mo
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan I know I saw your name tagged but was curious about your thoughts also - 1mo
suvata I think it‘s a great idea 1mo
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BeeMagical Just want to make sure you got my sign up!😊🖤 1mo
KatieDid927 I‘m all signed up! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @BeeMagical you are signed up! 1mo
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Crazeedi Chrissy I think I signed up?? 1mo
Crazeedi @Chrissyreadit thank you, not sure where my brain is these days😏 1mo
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I Can Make This Promise | Christine Day
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I love, love, love this middle grade book. The main character is a sweet 12 year old who has discovered a box in the attic about a secret family past. This was a gentle way to introduce mg readers to another tragic aspect of racism against Native Americans. #mgbuddyread

Trashcanman Hi Chrissy 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Trashcanman I‘m always happy when you “stop by” to visit. My daughter is sort of living in LA now btw- is that your stomping ground? 1mo
megnews @Chrissyreadit if you loved this, try 1mo
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megnews ⬆️I‘m learning so much from this! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @megnews thanks! I stacked it. 1mo
Butterfinger Wow! I stacked it too @megnews 1mo
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La Befana | Aurelia Uriati
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It‘s time! See @bookish_wookish to sign up for this fun, easy swap.

bookish_wookish Thank you for sharing! 1mo
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The End of October: A novel | Lawrence Wright
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I thought this was really well done. The audio was great. Also, I wish people would either get vaccinated and wear a mask, or at least wear a mask….

Reggie There‘s a booktuber out there when reviewing this book said that Lawrence gave us, as humans, too much credit in the book. Lol 1mo
Reggie Also Jill-😭 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Reggie I‘m pretty disgusted with most humans these days so I‘d probably agree with the book tuber. 1mo
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Chrissyreadit @Reggie I could not believe he killed her off- and I was bummed that he did not include reuniting with the children in the book. 1mo
Reggie They do get on a submarine together at the end right? 1mo
Chrissyreadit Yes- but you have Teddy say “mom called” then the next thing is they are together waiting for the submarine 1mo
Chrissyreadit Also I never knew about submarine stink. That was an interesting gross fact 1mo
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George | Alex Gino
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I‘ve been asked for resources to support parents when children are questioning and/or exploring gender identity. I appreciate any and all info you can suggest. This is for a clinical site so I think non fiction around identity and development would also be helpful. Thank you!

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Julian is a Mermaid. I‘m not sure who the author is, but it‘s a really cute book for families of slightly younger children to read together. Maybe 10 year old and under? 1mo
Scochrane26 This is helpful to parents and professionals. 1mo
LibrarianRyan First off, they are new: He's my Mom. Also She's My Dad. It's about parents transitioning. I am Jess, George (the author has asked that the title bechange to Melissa's story). Jacob's New Book. Red. Morris Micklewhite and the Trangerine Dress (not necessary Trans, but it could fit). Gracefully Grason. Jack not Jackie. The Pants Project. Lily and Dunkin. The Gender Creative Child. Call Me Max. Neither. Beyond Magenta. Born Ready. The 1mo
LibrarianRyan The Sissy Duckling. My Princess Boy. The Boy with the Pink Hair. It's Okay to be different (parr). Peanut Goes for the Gold. I'm Not a girl. and My Sister Daisy (which is about a brother getting to know his new sister, who was once his brother)/ 1mo
Kenyazero Trans Like Me (CN Lester) might be a good resource as well, though the focus is on the trans experience, not parenting specifically. 1mo
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