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Jess861

Jess861

Joined June 2019

Mom-Wife-Dog Lover-Slow Reader-Cold Tea and Coffee Drinks...little time to read but sneak it in where I can.
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The Summer We All Ran Away by Cassandra Parkin
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Pure | Julianna Baggott
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I randomly picked up this book while I had a long wait at an airport. I don't ever have the time to finish a book in one sitting but I did with this one. Even though it is 430 pages I gobbled it up. I was immediately drawn into the world that Julianna Baggott built and enjoyed the characters. I'm always a sucker for any type of Dystopia!

#GratefulReads #ReadInOneSitting #YoungAdult #Dystopia

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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I'm enjoying the book of the month buddy read so much that I thought I'd read the next section tonight. Nothing like a hot cup of Peach Orange Tea with a Sunday night read. Probably wouldn't have been a book I would have picked out on my own so I'm happy that I'm quite enjoying the read so far.

#CurrentRead #CurrentlyReading #Fiction #Tea

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie Oh that looks lovely!!! I always feel that way with these books. Misty and I always try to read books that will challenge us and make a good discussion piece. We‘ve found that even books we don‘t like we do like the discussion. 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie and we‘ve had some doozies!! Is that spelled correctly?! Lol 😂 5d
Mdargusch Sorry but I loved this book so much that I had to finish it! @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊 3d
TheBookHippie @Mdargusch this is why I hide my book 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3d
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Pippi Longstocking | Astrid Lindgren
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Pippi Longstocking was one of my favourites as a kid. She is such a strong and amazing character for kids.

#Under250Pages #GratefulReads #KidsBooks #Kidslit

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Linsy Love her! 2w
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The Dollmaker | Harriette Arnow
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This book has been on my #tbr list for quite some time. At over 600 pages I'm not sure when I'll get to reading it but I know I must at some point.

#Over500Pages #GratefulReads #HistoricalFiction

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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Picked up a few books for the little guy with his birthday coming up and in an attempt to get him excited for the new baby in the new year. Of course this meant I needed to pick up a few books for myself as well. I think I will try to join a few conversations on November Road when I can (not sure if I'll have the time but I'll try).

#bookhaul #tbr #new

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I was able to finish this book at an appointment this morning and it was an enjoyable book from beginning to end. In this book we discover the tragic backgrounds of the characters but we also get to watch them come to terms with their lives and heal. The descriptive writing allows for the characters and story to intertwine with the setting and it is just marvelous.

#fiction #justfinished #autumnreading #autumnreads

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I'm currently about half way through this book and I'm really enjoying it. Deborah Reed clearly has a gift when it comes to descriptive writing - I can almost smell the setting while reading.

#fiction #currentread #currentlyreading #autumnreading #autumnreads

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Luna: New Moon | Ian McDonald
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I don't read too much science fiction but I like to get the odd science fiction book in when I can. This is a series I hope to find time to read at some point. This series instantly made me think of moonlight seeing as it is set on the moon.

#Moonlight #FallIsBooked #TBR #ScienceFiction

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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MommyOfTwo Sounds interesting 3w
Buechersuechtling Never heard of this series before and I know one shall not judge a book by its cover but – hell, this _looks_ interesting. 😃 3w
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The Midnight Side | Natasha Mostert
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Mehso-so

Was able to finish reading The Midnight Side this weekend and I found this book to be just ok. It wasn't a badly written book and the book moved along at a decent pace - I just wasn't able to connect with the characters and the book wasn't as suspenseful as one would have hoped for. However, I did enjoy the paranormal aspects of the book.

#JustFinished #AutumnReads #Fiction #Paranormal

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Nothing better than a fictional crime novel set in 1841 Ireland for a good fall read. It is based on true events which makes it even more interesting. I wouldn't classify this as a mystery or a full out crime book as you pretty much know what is going on for the most part - but none the less I really enjoyed this book.

#FavoriteFallBook #FallIsBooked #Ireland #Fiction

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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Mehso-so

This book is beautifully written and it deals with many complex political and social issues within India. On the other hand, I felt as though there were too many characters to keep track of and I would have preferred a more focused story. I can see how others could rate this book highly but I rated it 3 stars. It wasn't a book that I could take time away from as I was lost every time I picked it back up.

#JustFinished #Fiction #India #AutumnReads

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The Shadow of the Wind has been on my to read list for a while. It seems like it will combine historical fiction with some mysterious happenings within the plot. I'm excited to read it in the future.

#Mysterious #FallIsBooked #TBR #HistoricalFiction #Mystery

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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SilversReviews Oooooo.....LOVE this book. 1mo
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Best part of autumn is apple orchards and picking, fresh farm apples and of course apple pie. Many different apple pie recipes in this cookbook.

#FavoriteFallTreat #FallIsBooked #CookBook #ApplePie

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yum!! 😋🍎 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Yummy! 😋 1mo
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Junior Seau was such an amazing player but the story of Junior Seau is a sad one. Through the sadness some good came as it brought more awareness to CTE and concussions in the sport of football.

#Football #FallIsBooked #JuniorSeau

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Hello, Harvest Moon | Ralph Fletcher
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Hello, Harvest Moon is a beautiful children's picture book about the Harvest Moon.

#Harvest #FallIsBooked #Childrensbook #Picturebook #Educational #Nature

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Been a while since I read this book, but I did enjoy it. I believe it is the only orange covered book I own.

#FallisBooked #OrangeCover #HistoricalFiction

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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Scochrane26 One of my favorites. 1mo
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The Midnight Side | Natasha Mostert
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What I'm hoping to read this October for myself as well as some of the books we'll read with our little guy. Trying to finish The Ministry of Utmost Happiness although it is taking me some time to read through it - only about half way through now. If I have time, The Midnight Side seems like it would be a good October read.

#FallIsBooked #OctoberTBR

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 2mo
DGRachel I love Mercer Mayer! 😍 I don‘t have kids but I kind of feel like I need to add that book to my October TBR. 👻🎃 2mo
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I read this book years ago and what occurred between the Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda is beyond heartbreaking. Even though I don't have words I can put to this it is important that we know about our history and never forget.

#RedRoseSeptember #TwoTribes #NonFiction #Africa #Rwanda #History

@Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Sounds a very tough read. 2mo
Jess861 @arlenefinnigan It was definitely a tough read, but well worth it. 2mo
DGRachel I checked this out from the library last year, I think, but had to take it back unread because I‘d just finished a couple of books on Syrian refuges and needed a rainbows and puppies and kittens break. I do want to get back to it, though. 2mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Ohhh I've wanted to read this one for ages, never come across a copy! 2mo
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I'm having some serious mixed feelings about this book as I read it. There are times I want to give it a standing ovation and there are times I want to put it aside forever. I'm about a quarter of the way through now and the good is currently outweighing the bad. The first bit of the book was a challenge to get through but I'm glad I powered through.

#currentread #currentlyreading #autumnreading #autumnreads #bookandbreakfast #fiction

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The Redwall Collection | Brian Jacques
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The Redwall series by Brian Jacques was a favourite of mine when I was younger. I have managed to purchase most of the series for when the little guy is a bit older. For the most part the entire series takes place outside and it was the first series that came to mind when thinking of the outdoors.

#Outdoors #Selfimprovementsept #Redwall #BrianJacques #BookSeries #YoungReaders #KidLit #YoungAdult @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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A heartbreaking autobiography fictional book that will make you cry and feel anger that we could treat each other as such. There is also happiness that others can come together even in the hardest of times. I learned a lot about the Cambodian revolution (something on which I didn't know much). Beautifully written from the eyes of a child - this read will get you right in the heart.

#HistoricalFiction #Autobiography #VaddeyRatner #JustFinished

Lcsmcat I loved this one too. 2mo
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We, the Drowned | Carsten Jensen
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @readingismyselfcare

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Dinosaur Roar! | Henrietta Stickland, Paul Stickland
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @cdcnmac

Hooked_on_books Those are adorable! 2mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 4

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @RaimeyGallant

Hooked_on_books Nice! 2mo
Nute I like it! 2mo
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Antique Maps | Carl Moreland
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @Wildly_Bookish

Amiable I love this one! 2mo
Wildly_Bookish Beautiful! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , so cool. 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @Hufflepuffle

Hooked_on_books That‘s really cool! 2mo
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

@Powered_By_Plants

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The Day We Disappeared | Lucy Robinson
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The Day We Disappeared was the perfect summer read. Annie and Kate are trying to find themselves after the past they've experienced. It was an easy read and didn't take much time to get through. I felt like it was just going to be a simple easy read for the majority of the book and was starting to wonder if there was a point - but the ending is quite good and is what sold the book for me.

#WomensFiction #JustFinished

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Journeys | Jan Morris
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OriginalCyn620 Love this! 😊❤️ 4mo
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Elephant Gold | Eric Campbell
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Read Elephant Gold when I was about 13. Excellent read for older kids/younger teenagers. NOTE: There are some parts that have strong language (if I am correct in remembering).

#LetsTravelJuly #Africa #Youngadult @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love elephants 🐘 4mo
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A History of Loneliness is a fiction book that follows the main character through his journey from childhood into priesthood. Whether he is naive or chooses to ignore the happenings within the Catholic Church is for the reader to decide. This is a wonderful story about an Irish man and his experience with the Catholic Church that is an important read for all.

#Ireland #letstraveljuly #historicalfiction @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Sounds like a good read! 🇮🇪 4mo
Jess861 @OriginalCyn620 I would definitely recommend it. Although it was slow at times - it was well written and an important story to be told. (edited) 4mo
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The Day We Disappeared | Lucy Robinson
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Started reading The Day We Disappeared this morning while at the beach. Didn't get too far into the book as the little guy wanted to spend most of the time in the water. Seems like this will be a quickish and easy read (exactly what I was looking for). Back to work on Monday will mean even less time to read unfourtunately.

#Currentread #Currentlyreading #Fiction #Beachread #Vacationread

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We love to read this tale of friendship to our little guy - it is perfect for a young toddler. We particularly enjoy it because it has lots of animals and that is about the only way he will look through a book.

#lilithjuly #smallbluething #boardbooks #toddlerbooks #raiseareader @Cinfhen @KarenUK

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Cinfhen Adorable 💙💙💙 4mo
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The Seance | John Harwood
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Mehso-so

While the book is titled The Seance there is in fact very little when it comes to the paranormal. There are a few ghosts here and there but it is mainly a mystery set in the Victorian era. The characters and the story were well written. It was a beautiful Victorian Gothic setting that you could fall into. However, the story line just never ramped up like I thought it would. It was an ok read.

#VacationRead #Mystery #VictorianGothic #JustFinished

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We had to read this book in Junior High (about 20 years ago) and I didn't enjoy it at the time. I found it painfully descriptive and it just didn't hold my interest. Although, I did gain some understanding of how hard life could be in Russian camp and I felt for the character. I find myself wanting to re-read this book - as I feel with age I might gain more from the book.

#LetsTravelJuly #Russia @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 4mo
Lynnsoprano I think too often students are made to read books they just aren‘t ready to appreciate. For me, it was The Scarlet Letter. 4mo
Jess861 @Lynnsoprano - I completely agree! However, while I wasn't ready to fully appreciate the book, I think it opened my eyes to some of the history that has gone on throughout the world. I'm glad I read it when I did although I do need to re-read to fully appreciate the book. (edited) 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Malcolm's Runaway Soap by Jo Ellen Bogart and Linda Hendry was a favourite of mine as a toddler (so my parents say). Apparently it is now out of print (although you can still find it online) so I'm very happy they held onto this book so I can now read it to our little guy. The slippery soap escapes from the tub and takes Malcolm on an adventure through the town.

#Water #LetsTravelJuly #ToddlerBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻📚 4mo
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The Seance | John Harwood
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I'm just under 1/3 done reading the Seance. I'm hoping to get to finish it sometime later this week - but that really just depends on time. I don't dislike the book but I don't like it yet either. Hoping it picks up as I get further along in the read as it just seems to be an ok read as of right now.

#CurrentlyReading #Mystery #Paranormal #VictorianGothic

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I loved the Paddington books when I was a kid because my mom passed them down. I have always wanted to travel to Peru because of these books. I hope to pass down Paddington to my little ones when they are older. I'm sure I have all the old copies somewhere in a box in my parents basement.

Picture from google images.

#Wanderlust #LetsTravelJuly #Paddington #KidsBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Jari-chan Paddington is love ❤️ 4mo
eve8 I absolutely LOVE paddington, he as such funny and heart worming story's 4mo
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A book that is set in 1949 and set in Asia. I have this on my TBR list and it would be the first book set in the 1940s that I have read that wasn't centered around WWII and set in Europe. I probably won't get to this book this year but hopefully soon enough.

#LetsTravelJuly #1940s #TBR #HistoricalFiction @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 💚💚💚 4mo
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The Diviners | Libba Bray
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I picked up this YA-Fantasy-Paranormal read a few years ago while I randomly browsed a book store. I loved the 1920s setting and even though I am not fond of the main character - I think that might be partly while I enjoyed it. There was a Stovepipe Hat that makes quite a few appearances. I have to admit - I did not enjoy the second book in this series.

#TheHat #LilithJuly #TheDiviners #YoungAdult #Fantasy #Paranormal @KarenUK @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🥳 4mo
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Just finished reading this book and it was absolutely memorizing. Kate Morton does a brilliant job weaving in and out of a story to find ones true past and discover family mysteries over three generations. It read like a real life, olden fairy tale.

#HistoricalFiction #Mystery #KateMorton #WeekendReads #JustFinished

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Calvin and Hobbes has tugged at my heart since I was little. We even used Calvin and Hobbes as the theme in our little one's nursery a couple of years ago. Calvin and Hobbes shows us what true friendship is as they stand united throughout (for the most part).

#united #quotsyjuly19 #CalvinAndHobbes @TK-421

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
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I've had this book on my to read list for a while. I love when authors are able to write a book on their life story (or a family member) - even when it seems like you are reading a fiction book. There are so many life stories from the past that make for an intriguing read. Hopefully I can read this story soon.

#LilithJuly #TheStory #Biography #History @KarenUK @Cinfhen

KarenUK Oh I love reading about London history.... this sounds great. 👍 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen It does look interesting 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌷 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far! 💖📖💖 4mo
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Jeannette Walls certainly lived an unorthodox life which made for great reading. These books do paint a picture of what life could be like for some throughout the 1900s in the USA.

#LetsTravelJuly #USA #JeannetteWalls #Biography @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn62

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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Last day booked off work for appointments before heading back to work tomorrow. Was able to make a little stop at a coffee shop for Peach Black Tea and some reading. About half way through The Forgotten Garden and I'm really enjoying it so far. Thank you for the suggestion off my book pile @Librarybelle. Back to work tomorrow will mean far less time for reading though.

#CurrentRead #HistoricalFiction #CoffeeShop #Tea

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs, @Stormborn1992

1. Where'd You Go - Fort Minor (Mix - Aurora B.Polaris Remix).
2. Herbology Greenhouses.
3. Your house - it is your sanctuary!
4. Feel free to join in on this hot and sunny Wednesday.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Love these responses!! 4mo
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Had to stop at #chapters on my way home from an appointment today. Can't say I buy books too often as I don't get much time to read but I picked up a few reads that weren't on my to read list.

#bookhaul #tbr

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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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Winnie the Pooh is a classic and it instantly came to mind when thinking about maps.

#LilithJuly #GetOutTheMap #WinnieThePooh #HundredAcreWood
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK Perfect! 😍💕 5mo
Cinfhen 🐻🍯❤️ 5mo
Andrew65 💕💕💕💕 5mo
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Rush Home Road (Us) | Lori Lansens
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Day 1 - I've only read two of Lori Lansens books but both were wonderful reads. I haven't found many Canadian authors that I enjoy but she is quickly becoming one of my favourites.

#Canada #LoriLansens #LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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