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Joined June 2022

I alternate between Fiction and Non-fiction and subscribed to BOTM and Authentic Books
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Anyone else order the Kindle Scribe?
It arrives during their extended return period so figure I‘d try it out.

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I just checked it out...and it looks pretty cool...too bad I just bought a new kindle... 😥 2d
DisneyFan @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I pre-ordered thinking it was replacement for Oasis (I have first gen Oasis and hate it), but on closer look it doesn‘t seem like it‘s an e-reader. It‘s way too big for that. I think I‘ll cancel and wait for prime sale to get Paperwhite. I‘ll miss the buttons though. 1d
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @DisneyFan I had the first Oasis, too...I also hated it. Now I have just the regular Paperwhite. I looked the new one up on Amazon...I think it is an e-reader on top of being something you can write on. 23h
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As with most book of essays, I liked some essays more than others. Almost all of the essays were beautiful, poetic, interesting, relatable and smart all at the same time. Some essays though were genius.
#bookspinbingo

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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t enjoy this one as much as the previous two. Felt rushed and overly simplistic. I did like the technical parts, but the story was bland.

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@DinoMom Love the wax seal so much!
#LitsyLove

Bookwormjillk Me too! I keep one of hers on my desk! 1w
DinoMom Thanks, I love making them! 1w
BooksNBowls Yeah it was awesome to open it!! I kept it too! ❤️ 1w
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Mehso-so

Broad high level discussion of 10 most pressing current geo-political border conflicts on the globe. I say discussion because author‘s biases were annoyingly obvious. 20 -30 pages is not enough to provide a meaningful understanding of any of these hotspots, but for a 10,000 foot view or initial introduction, it was okay.

#bookspinbingo
#September2022

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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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Thanks for Tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
There were the first things that came to mind:

Book - Flowers For Algernon
Author - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Movie - Fantasia
Singer - Freddie Mercury
Song - Friend Like Me

CBee Thanks for playing! 2w
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Batch 3 of #litsylove
Snail mail is so much fun!!!

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1. Island of Hawaii (Have already been to Oahu, Kauai, and Maui)
2. If going today, I‘d bring books from my #bookspinbingo- probably Upgrade by Blake Crouch and Lincoln Highway

Thanks for tag @Eggs #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView I loved the big island. Hope you get there soon! Thanks for playing 3w
Eggs You‘re welcome 😉 3w
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Second batch of #litsylove going out today

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Another fantastic Authentic Books Box experience. Not included in the pic are the Spotify link to a curated playlist and recipes to go along with the book

#authenticbooks

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Mehso-so

Randomly picked this up at a library sale and came home to discover it was a signed copy. Score! Book itself reminded me of a Mary Roach book, but with less details and facts. Still a fun read but …… I still don‘t like ice cream.

#bookspinbingo
#Sept2022

MicheleinPhilly You don‘t like ice cream? You‘re a unicorn! I don‘t like sweets and always pass on dessert but even I like ice cream. 😋 4w
DisneyFan @MicheleinPhilly I know!!!! People always get so shocked when I pass on ice cream. I used to think it was because I don‘t like cold things, but when I went to Hawaii , I discovered I love shaved ice. So not sure what it is, lol. Ironically, I married the son of an ice cream executive and my in-laws are crazy about ice cream. We always laugh about the irony. 4w
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Sending out my first batch of #litsylove

LiseWorks Beautiful envelopes 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💐💗 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Sweetness of Water | Nathan Harris
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Mehso-so

Finally, completed my first #bookspinbingo!!!

This book was on my TBR a long time. Beautiful, albeit melancholic writing. Some parts were brilliant, others I found cliched (predictable plot twists, cartoonish villains).

#bookspinbingo
#august2022

julieclair Congrats! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 1mo
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Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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Mehso-so

One of the saddest books I‘ve read in a long time. Read as part of Banned Book Challenge.

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Mehso-so

1. I Read as part of a banned book challenge.
2. I had a few major issues with the book but feel like I have no right to criticize this manifesto because I‘m not the intended audience.

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I usually don‘t like books with unlikeable main characters. However, I enjoyed this book. I loved gaming when I was younger, so maybe that helped.

* Matching chocolate, candle and bookmark courtesy of Authentic Books.

#bookspinbingo
#August2022
#authenticbooks

Hanna-B Sounds great 1mo
JGadz11 Great cover! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I've seen so many positive reviews for this one!! 1mo
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Informative and important read. I was delighted with the scientific chapters and the marvel that is our universe. The remainder of her book chronicles her thoughts and experiences as a minority in this country and within a scientific community dominated by white men. Much of it was intensely relatable as a WOC in a male dominated STEM-field.

#bookspinbingo
#August2022
@MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward Yes!!!! Wow, you got through that so quick! 😄🦾 I loved her insights on the world of science, especially how we think of and name a lot of aspects of it. Her shared experiences in the stories were as inspiring as they were heartbreaking. For me, this was a much needed read, especially at the point of life and education in the sciences I‘m at. 📚 Love that you loved it too!! 1mo
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Wanted to share my Library Book Sale Haul with the only community that will understand my joy - would love to hear opinions on these.

jdiehr I loved The Lincoln Highway 😊 2mo
Hanna-B Lincoln Highway I loved. Klara didn‘t grab me 2mo
julieclair Wow! You found some great books! 2mo
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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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Great Book. Considering how much I love reading non-fiction and fiction books about WWII, I was surprised I still learned a few new things. 600+ pages flew by. 4 out of 5 stars.

#bookspinbingo
#August2022

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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Mehso-so

Book came highly recommended so I saved it to read on vacation. I had trouble getting into it, but probably because I was distracted by the stunning views of Alaska.

#bookspinbingo

JenReadsAlot I want to go to Alaska so bad!! 2mo
DisneyFan @JenReadsAlot I went in with high expectations and they were wildly surpassed. So much rugged beauty and wilderness. Hope you get to go someday soon. 2mo
AmyG My most favorite vacation was a cruise to Alaska. Enjoy your magnificent views! 2mo
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Jemgirl2014 That is one cruise I want to experience as well. Beautiful! Glad you‘re having fun! 2mo
Mollyanna Alaska cruises are the best. Enjoy! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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the hate you give | Angie Thomas
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The book was Gut-Punching. So glad I read it as part of a banned book challenge.

Soooo close to a bingo! Maybe next month.
#BookSpinBingo
July 2022

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
5feet.of.fury I gotta get to this one, it‘s been on my shelf a bit and I‘ve only heard good things 2mo
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Mehso-so

Eye opening and heartbreaking
But didn‘t hold my interest as much as other investigative reporting books like Evicted and Invisible Child
#bookspinbingo
#july2022

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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1. Hardcover! Love the weight and feel in my hand and the look on my shelves.
2. Outdoors (in any weather!)
3. Fall (love the colors and the promise of Halloween and holidays and my birthday)

Thanks for the tag @CaitZ
@Eggs

Eggs Lovely post 💕 2mo
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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#bookspinbingo
July 2022

Unbelievably good. Savored the writing. I can‘t believe I put this off for so long because so many people said it was slow and difficult to read. It was neither. I‘d say it was brilliant. I think I will be re-reading this more than once.

JackOBotts This is one of my favorites! Glad to see you enjoyed! 💜 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
TheSpineView I have read it 3 times and loved it each time! 2mo
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DLQBOOKNERD I started this and couldn't get into. I'll have to try again. 2mo
DisneyFan @JackOBotts Yes, it is definitely a favorite for me too. I was thrilled that due to the alphabetical order of the authors last names, this book was placed next to Tolkien. Very appropriate and deserving of that spot ! 2mo
DisneyFan @TheAromaofBooks So if I finish Nomadland, which I started, would that mean I get a bingo because of the free spaces? 2mo
DisneyFan @TheSpineView Yes! I never write in books but will pick up some post it notes and post it arrow things from Target so that I can reread soon and mark some of the incredible passages to easily find in future. I love reading actual books but kindles are great for this feature. 2mo
DisneyFan @DLQBOOKNERD Yes, this sat on my shelf for years because I was intimidated by all the people who said it was difficult. Please do try it again and put yourself in the right frame of mind. No distractions, maybe burn a scented candle . Read it slow. It will draw you in like quicksand, slow at first, then really fast at the end. 2mo
TheRiehlDeal @DLQBOOKNERD Same with me. I read the first few pages and couldn‘t get into it. I hear a lot of good things about this book though! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Technically you would have to read the books that are marked by the free spaces, as they are free in the sense of whatever-book-you-want rather than you-don't-have-to-read-a-book haha but since I'm pretty flexible, I say take your wins where you can get them!! 😂 2mo
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Mehso-so

#bookspinbingo
July 2022

She provides excellent analysis trying to answer the question why people are turning to authoritarian leaders all over the globe.
I realize her previous books, jobs, and life experience play an important part in her analysis, however the constant name-dropping and personal stories took away from the tone of the book for me.
Felt like a pompous uncle at a family dinner rather than the very well-researched book it is.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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1. Nope. I get so much more satisfaction from seeing books lined or stacked neatly in shelves.
2. Life in general.

#Two4Tuesday

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She's Up to No Good | Sara Goodman Confino
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Another excellent reading experience from AuthenticBooks. The candle smells Amazing.

#authenticbooks

tpixie Wow! Thanks for sharing! I‘m tempted!! 2mo
ICantImReading @DisneyFan that looks amazing!! I didn‘t get one this month but chose Carrie Soto for August 😍 2mo
DisneyFan @ICantImReading Me too! I‘m already excited about that and the Gabrielle Zevin I‘ve ordered for July. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This looks cool!! Is it expensive? 2mo
DisneyFan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It awesome! They have different tiers and this is the topmost tier . It is expensive but the quality is definitely there and the curation is excellent. Plus you don‘t see the authors note, coordinating postcard, Spotify playlist, recipes, and signed bookplate which I think are in all the tiers too. (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DisneyFan wow!! That‘s so cool 😎 2mo
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#BookSpinBingo
July 2022

Have been meaning to read this for awhile. Loved the show Big Love on HBO a few years ago and wanted to learn more about this religion. It was a fascinating read and I‘m taken aback by how much the history of Mormonism is similar to other religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism etc). Had no idea that Mormonism is among the fastest growing religions in the US, if not the fastest.

melissajayne Have you watched Keep Sweet on Netflix? 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
DisneyFan @melissajayne No, I haven‘t. Do you recommend it? Ill add to my want to watch list. 2mo
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melissajayne @DisneyFan yes I do recommend it 2mo
Karons1 I‘m obsessed with the Disney tv show ; Mormonism doesn‘t really exist to any great extend in the UK 🇬🇧we have Quakers & the Plymouth brenthren but very small minorities so Iv found this harrowing 😫but any religion can quickly turn into fundamentalism IRA claim to be Catholic,Taliban claim to be Muslim etc etc so Iv had to Get the book to wrap my head around it ! 2mo
DisneyFan @Karons1 Yes! The similarities between fundamentalist group origins are fascinating, I was thinking the same exact thing. 2mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Overall, a good book. Not an easy read by any means though. Recommended by my high schooler who read it in class. Lots of symbolism, historical context, social commentary, and deeper meanings. I can see why an English teacher would choose it.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Thanks for the tag @CaitZ #wondrouswednesday

Five star books:
Invisible Child (nonfiction)
Go Back to Where You Came From(autobio)
Love Songs of WEB DuBois(fiction)
Entangled Life (science)

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Congrats @Nessavamusic !!
Excited to enter your giveaway, this is so fun!
#100kGiveaway

Nessavamusic Thank you & Good Luck! 3mo
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Congrats! | Ariel Books
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Congratulations @Hazel2019 !!!!
#Hazel201925K

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HELP - How do you get Litsy to not chop off half the pic?

SeaToSkyes I create mine in the Pic Collage app and they have a 1:1 size that's perfect for Litsy. 3mo
Smrloomis I‘m no help. I take terrible pictures so I always need to cut out some of it anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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Entertaining AND informative!

Christopher_Tallon I love that book. Read it awhile ago and still think about the hands being the saddest part of a dead body to look at...
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annahenke @Christopher_Tallon oh how tragic. I can see that though. 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1.Either what‘s on my physical shelf or what‘s on my Libby. Alternate between fiction and non-fiction.

2. 1 star (should not have been written)
2 star (Poorly written, had trouble reading)
3 star (Average)
4 star (above average, better than most)
5 star (Mind blowing)

3. My family, my health, our jobs , my books

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗 3mo
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Joined in September 2020 and finally reached BFF status in July 2022. My July pick is Upgrade and I‘m really excited about it!

#BOTM

Avanders 🥳🥳 3mo
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My first #BookSpinBingo
I‘m so excited!!!!!!!
#July2022

Graywacke Points for variety! 🙂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
DisneyFan @Graywacke Thanks! Alternated between fiction and non-fiction. And alternated pairs. One pair is from my GoodReads TBR and the other pair are TBR on my physical shelf at home. My TBR is crazy crazy long . (edited) 3mo
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The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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Mehso-so

Not a fan of fantasy.

I feel like it‘s always the following:
1. Need to save something/someone/somewhere OR Go on a Quest
2. Something magical and dangerous happens and everyone barely escapes with their life
3. Repeat until the end of the book/series

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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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1) Lydia Bennet and Wickham from Pride and Prejudice. 2)Ned Stark
3) NJ produced many famous authors, but I feel Judy Blume is most popular.
#wondrouswednesday #wonderouswednesday

MoonWitch94 Ohhhhh Lydia & Wickham 😵‍💫 3mo
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If anyone subscribed to Book of the Month club and want to see spoilers for the July 2022 choices - here you go! #BOTM #BookOfTheMonth

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The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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Starting this one from #BOTM. I don‘t read Fantasy at all but when I heard this book had Jinns and Golems, I thought I‘d give it a try.

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Started my next book. So far, so good. I‘m intrigued…….

DebinHawaii I really enjoyed this one! 3mo
HeyT Oooh I just did this one in audio and loved it! 3mo
DisneyFan @DebinHawaii Yes, definitely food for thought! 3mo
DisneyFan @HeyT Yes, it‘s so fascinating. 3mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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I‘d say it was 3.75 stars out of 5. A charming feel good story with lovable characters that you can‘t help but root for. Although predictable, the journey to the last chapter was still enjoyable.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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1. Aquarium in Pacific Northwest
2. Invisible Child by Andrea Elliot
3. Upgrade by Blake Crouch

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻😎📚 4mo
BethM Welcome to the best spot on the internet! Check out @Chrissyreadit for info on connecting etc. 4mo
DisneyFan @BethM Thank you!!! Her info was so helpful!! 3mo
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Bklover Welcome!! Blake Crouch👍👍👍 3mo
DisneyFan @Bklover Thank you! I feel like I‘ve finally found my people!! 3mo
Bklover @Quixote1 You will love it here! Make sure to check out #bookspin with @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 3mo
Chrissyreadit Welcome to Litsy! 3mo
DisneyFan @Chrissyreadit Thank you! Also the tips in your bio are super helpful! 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Quixote1 thanks! They were were put together by many other Littens- I just give them a home. 3mo
hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy my friend 3mo
DisneyFan @hannah-leeloo Thank you!! So excited to be here! 3mo
eeclayton Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 3mo
robinb Welcome Aboard! 🎉🎉 3mo
UwannaPublishme Welcome to all the fun! 👋🏻📚🎉 3mo
DrexEdit Welcome! 😊 👋 3mo
DisneyFan @eeclayton Thank you!!! Love this place already! 3mo
DisneyFan @robinb Thank you! Feel like I‘ve found my tribe! 3mo
DisneyFan @UwannaPublishme Thank you! Having a blast already! 3mo
DisneyFan @DrexEdit Thank you! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Welcome to Litsy!! There is always a lot of crazy stuff going on around here, so if you see hashtags or buddy reads or challenges or anything that intrigues you, just ask about it because most things are super flexible about people jumping in and out whenever!! @Bklover - thanks for the tag!! ❤ 3mo
tpixie @DisneyFan @LitsyEvents may be helpful for buddy reads and readathons 3mo
DisneyFan @TheAromaofBooks Thanks, I‘ll do that! Bookswaps seem like so much fun! 3mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Trying to decide which to pick next…..

kspenmoll Tough one! What did you finally choose? 4mo
Nutmegnc I‘m so excited for remarkably bright creatures! Only 14 🙄 weeks left to wait from the library 🙄🙄. 4mo
DisneyFan @kspenmoll Went with Remarkably Bright Creatures because the cover was brighter, lol. Enjoying it so far. 3mo
DisneyFan @Nutmegnc Yup my Libby wait was over 20 weeks too, but picked it up during Targets Buy 2 get 1 free sale. 3mo
Nutmegnc Oooh. Nice!! 3mo
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Borrowed on Libby, loved it so much, purchased my own copy to keep on my shelves. This story will forever stay with me. #pulitzer #nonfiction #andreaelliot #dasani #nyt #nyc

marleed I do that often. I know I don‘t purchase as many books I‘m not sure about because of my public library‘s association with Libby but it sure justifies that I can purchase what were originally 5* library reads! 3mo
DisneyFan @marleed Yes!! You totally understand! (edited) 3mo
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Mehso-so

3.5 out of 5 stars - definitely a nostalgic sentimental read. #authenticbooks #emmastraub #thistimetomorrow

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Looking forward to starting this. #nonfiction #pulitzer