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In_the_stacks

Joined April 2017

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#BookMoods #ByYourFavoriteAuthor

I rarely reread books, but Barbara Pym is one author whose books I have regularly reread. I first discovered her books at an Anglican Church‘s garage sale (very Pym-esque!!), but I found the title pictured above at a local secondhand bookstore.

jlhammar Great find! They never seem to have this one at used bookstores when I am on the hunt for Pyms. I've loved all three Pym novels I've read so far (Excellent Women, Quartet in Autumn and Jane and Prudence). Can't wait to read her others. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🤩 4mo
Ruthiella Beautiful! I love the wallpaper print covers of her novels the most. 4mo
In_the_stacks @jlhammar Jane and Prudence is my favourite Pym 😊. 4mo
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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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#BookMoods #CelebBookClubPi k

I read this book awhile back and really enjoyed it. It was. a Read With Jenna Book club pick.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool!! 📚📚 4mo
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A Glastonbury Romance | John Cowper Powys
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#BookMoods #600+Pages

This 1120 page chunskter has been on my TBR for a very long time…

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 😳 4mo
Eggs Two books in one! 4mo
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Madam, Will You Talk? | Mary Stewart
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#BookMoods #4WordTitle

I love this Mary Stewart title!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 4mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 4mo
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…and table of contents part 2!

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Table of contrasts part one…

BookNAround This is fantastic! 4mo
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#BookMoods #LaughOutLoud

I first discovered this book when I was in first-year English at university, and it was laugh-out-loud funny then because the literary critics/ schools of criticism it is spoofing here were fresh to me! There is also a collection called “Postmodern Pooh” put out by the same author (an English professor), but it‘s not as laugh-out-loud funny as this one!

In_the_stacks I‘m adding photos of the table of contents to my next posts 👍 4mo
Eggs Sounds so delightful 4mo
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#BookMoods #Positivity

Here is a stack of books from my shelves that make me feel hopeful 👍👍👍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤍📚 4mo
Eggs Great collection!! 4mo
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#BookMoods #SecondinaSeries

Another kids series that I didn‘t discover until I was an adult!

Eggs Great choice! 4mo
Moony I love the mumins! ♥️ 4mo
In_the_stacks @Moony 👍❤️😊 4mo
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#BookMoods #BecameaMovie

Bedknobs & Broomsticks was my favourite movie when I was little, but I didn‘t read the book it was based on until a few years back.

I borrowed a copy of the movie from the library last week for a rewatch 👍😊

TheKidUpstairs Loved this movie as a kid, I never realized that it was a book! 4mo
In_the_stacks @TheKidUpstairs the book is vey different from the movie, but still very enjoyable! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎥👏🏻❤️ 4mo
Ruthiella I loved that movie and also didn‘t know it was a book! How fun. 😃 4mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 😊 #ThoughtfulThursday

🌙 Last month I bought a vey comfortable couch for our porch- new morning ritual that is a nice start to the day is lying on the couch & drinking my coffee/ reading
🌙 I work a late shift now, so I do read on the bus home before bed- if that counts! 😊
🌙 I live near a busy city street & am used to hearing traffic through the night!

Tagging @Addison_Reads @JessClark78 @Cazxxx 😊

MoonWitch94 Coffee on comfy new outside furniture is a great way to start the day! Thanks for playing 🌙📖🙂 4mo
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#BookMoods #Lies The first book on my shelves that came to mind for this prompt!

Eggs Haha 😂 good one 4mo
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Panpan

I posted a review of this book yesterday & then took it down, because sometimes I feel a bit anxious about having such strong negative feelings about a book that people loved…especially a book that is supposed to be about mental illness. But I HATED this book, & I didn‘t think that it was a realistic portrayal of mental illness. I‘m reposting here because I am curious whether other Litsy readers had a similar reaction.

Tamra I think it‘s helpful to have a variety of reactions to books to reflect upon. Feelings are feelings. (I haven‘t read this one yet.) (edited) 4mo
In_the_stacks @Tamra yes, definitely true 👍😊 4mo
reading_rainbow I always feel bad when I hate a book that‘s generally loved by most and often delete my bad review as well lol 4mo
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jlhammar I agree with @Tamra. One of the things I love about books is that people can have such different reactions to the same text. I personally enjoyed reading this book and found it smart and funny, but I know you are not alone in your feelings (@Vansa has had some strong reactions to this one recently that I've appreciated) and I, for one, welcome your honest review even if it differs from mine. Gives me more to think about! 4mo
In_the_stacks @reading_rainbow I do this a lot too 😬 glad I‘m not the only one 😊 4mo
In_the_stacks @jlhammar yes, I loved reading @Vansa ‘s posts on Litsy about this book as well. 👍😊 4mo
Vansa Litsy's the only social media space where I honestly feel secure enough to post anything negative about well-loved books,I've noticed that pile-ons almost never happen here, and it's very 'live and let live'.Any user I've interacted with has always been willing to accept the existence of other points of view and share their (completely valid)opinions as well!Which makes it a more interesting engagement! 4mo
In_the_stacks @Vansa litsy is definitely the. OST positive and supportive social media space around, I agree 👍😊 4mo
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Bunnicula | Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel
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#CuriousCovers Day 29 #pets- Well, you can‘t go wrong with the pet vampire rabbit Bunnicula! I love this cover and this book 💕❤️ 🐇

Eggs Perfect 🐰💙🐇 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 28 #Mountains - The Dark Mountain Project is a collective of artists founded by Dougald Hine & Paul Kingsnorth. DTP is attempting to document what it feels like to live in a world where there are so many converging and serious crises (particularly environmental). It tries to face head-on this idea of (as they say) “hope beyond hope” as we move into this potentially frightening, potentially richer/ deeper world.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🏔📚🙌🏻 1y
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻📚🏔 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 27 #Car - I struggled to find any books with cars on the covers until I remembered this book by Bill Bryson. I read this a few decades ago and really enjoyed it then, but when I started a reread a few years back I wasn‘t as charmed. Actually (#unpopularopinion) the second time around this book just seemed tedious and unfunny, and the author came across as a bit of a jerk.

Eggs Bryson is hit-and-miss for me 🚘👍🏼❤️ 1y
In_the_stacks @Eggs it‘s funny because I had the belief that I was an outlier here, but I just checked the Litsy posts for this book and I see now that there are a lot of people who didn‘t enjoy it! 👍😊 1y
Andrea313 I had the same experience- read and loved Bryson in the early 2000s, then recently tried to revisit his work and didn't enjoy it at all. Glad to know it's not just me! 1y
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European Peasant Cookery | Elisabeth Luard
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#CuriousCovers Day 26 #Food - I love reading books about food- about different cultures‘ foodways, food histories and traditions, etc. Here are two books by Elisabeth Luard that fill that book hunger for me: The book on the left contains recipes for traditional celebration foods, many very old, in various European countries. There‘s groaning-cake (England) for a christening feast, seven-herb soup (siebenkrautersuppe- Germany) for Palm Friday, 👇

In_the_stacks Elizabethan pasties for the pilgrimages of July, etc. Lots of interesting stories, and drawings by the author. The book on the right is in a similar vein, and includes beautiful photographs and illustrations. 1y
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#CuriousCovers Day 25 #Flowers - Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite authors, and this is my favourite book by her. I found the Flora Thompson book at a used bookstore a few years ago and picked it up because it sounded exactly like something I would like, but it‘s still on my TBR.

Eggs Loved Life After Life❣️🌹📖 1y
bibliothecarivs I read Lark Rise to Candleford recently for the first time and loved it. 13mo
In_the_stacks @Bibliothecarivs I need to move that book up my TBR! It definitely looks like something I‘d enjoy 😊 13mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 24- This book provides a disturbing but necessary #close-up look at Western culture and history.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 1y
Eggs 👍🏼📚👌🏼 1y
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Material World: A Global Family Portrait | Charles C. Mann, Peter Menzel
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#CuriousCovers day 23 #building- I bought this book many years ago & had forgotten that it was on my shelves…It‘s a fascinating coffee table-style photography book that had 16 photographers travel to 30 countries/ 30:representative families & take photos of both daily life and & a photo of each family outside their home along with all of their possessions. The book is from the early 1990s, so it is a bit dated, but interesting nonetheless.

Eggs Heard of this one ☝️ Great choice 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 22 #multicolored - I just borrowed this book from the library and thought that it was a very good choice for today‘s prompt! I love the cover 😍, and the pictures inside are beautiful as well.

Eggs It‘s perfect 🌈 1y
SamAnne I love this cookbook. I‘ve cooked many recipes from it and they have all been delicious. (edited) 1y
In_the_stacks @SamAnne I‘m looking forward to trying some recipes this weekend 😊 1y
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SamAnne @In_the_stacks the hummus recipes are great. Book taught me the trick of cooking the chickpeas with baking soda and throwing a couple ice cubes in when you process it. Gives it that creaminess—no more “hippie hummus.” Love the sea bass baked with cilantro and chilies. I used halibut. 1y
SamAnne @in_the_stacks I‘ve done a few of the lamb dishes (I get a whole lamb from a farmer friend every year—makes it affordable! )Had rose buds, sumac, pomegranate molasses in the rub. Let me know what you end up cooking! 1y
In_the_stacks @SamAnne that sounds so delicious 😊! I was going to make the hummus recipe for sure, and probably some salads. My only worry about the hummus was that it calls for so much tahini, but I guess that‘s what makes it so delicious! Did you follow the cup measurement or did you weigh the tahini? 1y
SamAnne @In_the_stacks I used a measuring cup. You can always cut back on the tahini. I overdid the tahini in a dressing recently and it was too much. 1y
In_the_stacks @SamAnne I might try the full measurement and see.What it‘s like 😊. 3 cups sounds like a lot but it might be delicious too. I‘m going to try some salads as well. I love lamb, I would love to try some of those recipes at some point too. 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 21 #water- I think I first heard about this book from one of Robert Macfarlane‘s books, I think in his book The Old Ways. This book is about Tim Robinsons‘s walking experiences around the perimeter of the islands (I think the main island). It explores the islands‘ geology, wildlife, history, folklore, language etc… It sounds very good (and very Macfarlane-esque , which is why I bought it!) but it is still on #mttbr

Eggs Sounds fascinating 💙🌊💙 1y
In_the_stacks @Eggs yes it does! I need to take it off my shelf and finally read it 😄! 1y
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Trees in Canada | John Laird Farrar, Canadian Forest Service
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#CuriousCovers Day 20- Here is my collection of books with #trees in the cover. I bought the tagged book a few years back because I wanted to identify trees in a park near my home- it has some unusual trees for our region.The Charles Eisenstein book I read and enjoyed, the other two are on my TBR. 🌲 🌳🌲🌳

Eggs Nice! 👏🏻🌳📚❤️ 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 19 #blueandyellow - This is another children‘s book author that I discovered as an adult, but wish I‘d discovered when I was a kid. British ✅ children‘s books ✅ set in the 1950s-1970s ✅ involving magic or ghosts ✅ plus some history ✅ is my jam 😊

Eggs 1950s-70s is my childhood and adolescence!! 💙💛💙 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 18- I discovered the #Green Knowe books when I was an adult, but I wish that I had discovered this series as a kid! Green Knowe is an ancient home/ castle that is haunted (in a good and not scary way!) by the spirits of past residents. The first book is set at Christmas and one of my traditions now is to reread it every year (along with John Masefield‘s The Box of Delights 😊).

Eggs Pretty!! 💚📗✅ 1y
batsy I have the one on the left! Read it for the first time about two years ago and loved it ❤️ 1y
LeahBergen Love this book! I need to get to the rest of the series. 1y
In_the_stacks @batsy @LeahBergen It is exactly the kind of children‘s book that I love 😊! I found copies of The Chimneys of Green Knowe and An Enemy at Green Knowe a few years ago in used bookstores, but I haven‘t read the others in the series 😊 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 17 #patterns- I bought this book years ago when it first came out based on its reviews and some good interviews with the author, but it‘s still on #mttbr

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So many and some little time!!! 1y
In_the_stacks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Bookworm problems 😊! 1y
Eggs Well done ✅📚🤗 1y
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Birthday for Frances | Russell Hoban
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#CuriousCovers Day 16 #pink- These are my absolute favourite children‘s picture books 💕💗💖.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 💗💗💗 1y
Eggs Top favorites for me too-my eldest daughter used to laugh so hard she could barely breathe 1y
In_the_stacks @Eggs oh, I love it! 💕💗 I can definitely relate to your daughter 😊 1y
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PaperbackPirate A Bargain for Frances is my favorite! 1y
In_the_stacks @PaperbackPirate that one is so good 😊! My favourite is A Birthday for Frances 🎂 🎉 1y
PaperbackPirate 🎂🍰 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 15- This book on big history by David Christian has #stars on the cover. In this book he starts with the Big Bang and over 500+ pages takes you up to the twentieth century.

Photographed in front of my wall chart of big history 🙂.

Eggs Sounds amazing 🌟👏🏻🌟 1y
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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#CuriousCovers Day 14- These are two editions of one of my favourite books by one of my favourite authors.

The edition on the left is a Folio Society edition that I found second hand for a dollar at a thrift store. The book has beautiful colour plates but it also has a coffee ring stain on the front cover 😱😱😱. The #woman in red on the cover is Mildred Lathbury, the book‘s narrator & one of the excellent women referred to in the title.

Eggs Love this ❤️📚👏🏻 1y
Ruthiella I have that same Plume Penguin paperback edition. I think they are so pretty! 1y
In_the_stacks @Ruthiella I agree 😊 1y
LeahBergen Ooo, love! I have that Folio edition, too. 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 13- I love the illustration of the green #man on the cover of this book!

Eggs Great cover 👀📚👍🏼 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 12- This book that fits today‘s #gold prompt is one of my favourites 😊. It‘s a huge and beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of British folklore, covering everything from magic lore about trees to traditional music to traditional childhood games to an overview of seasonal festivals, etc. It also has a huge section on myths and legends specific to each region of Britain.

Eggs 🧡📙🌟📙🧡 1y
persephone1408 That looks so interesting! 1y
In_the_stacks @persephone1408 It is such a good reference book! 😊 1y
Nute Perfect! 1y
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#CuriousCovers day 11- I have taken care to bleep out part of this #orange book‘s title for the photo, but sometimes depression deserves a few choice words! This is a very small book/ zine (60 pages) that the author has described as “an anti-depression guide/ guide to a more lawless life”. It is a good quick read that I probably would have enjoyed reading even more as a teenager, but I enjoyed it well enough when I read it a few years ago.

Eggs 🧡📙🍊🧡 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 10- This book by the German theologian and poet Dorothee Soelle has #AbstractArt on the cover. This book has been on my TBR shelves for a very long time, but reading through the table of contents I am reminded why I bought it in the first place 😊.

Eggs Well done 👍🏼📚🤗 1y
MayJasper My favourite abstract art today 👍 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 9- The tagged book fulfills today‘s prompt for a #purple cover. This is an interesting book, kind of an anthropological history of beer and fermentation practices. Buhner‘s main point is that traditionally beer was made from a variety of plants, and typically included medicinal and psychoactive plants (Buhner is an herbalist). There are recipes here too (including one for wormwood ale!), but I haven‘t tried any of them.

Eggs I see several more purples on the shelf! 💜📚💜 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 8- These books feature stone #circles on their covers. The tagged book has been on my TBR shelves for several years- pulling it off the shelf for this photo has reminded me that I need to read it!

Eggs Nicely done ✅📚💚 1y
Leftcoastzen Cool great pick! 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 7- These books on human history fit today‘s #gray prompt. The tagged book is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Eggs Well done 👌🏼🖤☑️⚪️👏🏻 1y
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Day 6 #CuriousCovers- Here‘s my stack of #yellow spined books for today‘s prompt. (I couldn‘t decide on one!).

Eggs Awesome 👏🏻💛📒🌼💛 1y
eeclayton Impressive! 👏 1y
kspenmoll Wow!!! 1y
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Arabel's Raven | Joan Aiken
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Day 5 #Curiouscovers- I discovered Joan Aiken‘s Wolves Chronicles children‘s books as an adult, and I love the ones that I‘ve read so far. Her books are so much fun to read!

This is another one of her books (not in the Wolves Chronicles series) that is still in on my TBR, about a little girl and her mischievous pet #bird named Mortimer. The illustrations in this edition are terrific.

Eggs 🖤🦅🖤 1y
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Day 4 #CuriousCovers- This book on Indo-European language and culture contains many references to the #horse, including this image on the cover.

Eggs Perfect 🧡🐎🧡 1y
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Hope In The Dark | Rebecca Solnit
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#CuriousCovers Day 3- I really enjoyed his #BlackandWhite covered book by Rebecca Solnit when I read it a few years ago. 🖤🤍🖤🤍

Eggs 🖤⚪️🖤 1y
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#curiouscovers Day 2: I love the titles of these #redandwhite covered books ❤️🤍❤️🤍❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚🤍 1y
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SamAnne I love Sandor Katz! 1y
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In_the_stacks @SamAnne me too 😊! 1y
SamAnne @In_the_stacks I have two of his fermentation books. Several years ago the New Yorker ran a great profile on him. Worth googling. 1y
In_the_stacks @SamAnne thanks for the recommendation I will have to look that New Yorker article up. I‘ve borrowed one of his fermentation books from the library and I liked his whole philosophy about fermentation, food, etc 😊 1y
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#CuriousCovers Day 1: When I think of #BlueandRed covers I think of these Oxford reference dictionaries.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices! ❤️📚💙 1y
Eggs Brilliant 💙❤️💙 1y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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In_the_stacks @Nute thank you so much 😊! Ive been here for awhile but I mostly lurk and don‘t post. I wanted to try a monthly photo challenge, so I thought I‘d join in this month 😊 1y
Nute Awesome responses to the photo challenge this month. I‘m glad that you joined. It‘s a lot more interesting when there are many players contributing. 1y
In_the_stacks @Nute thank you , I‘ve been enjoying your responses as well 😊. It‘s fun to follow all of the different responses each day 1y
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