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Retired English Teacher Love Books about books. Memoirs. Southern Fiction
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This cover is amazing! #art #beautifulcovers #booksareart

Aimeesue That is excellent!! 3y
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Nerdishly taking notes #lordoftherings🤓

AChickThatDigsBooks I take notes too! 4y
BookwormAHN I have a whole notebook dedicated to keeping everyone straight in The Silmarillion. 4y
Jobe @Chica_Reads ✍🏼👍🏼 4y
Jobe @BookwormAHN Is it good? 4y
BookwormAHN It's really good, but the a lot of the names are similar. 4y
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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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❤️❤️📚📚Going to work here part of today!📚📚❤️❤️

bookaholic1 Very lucky! 👍📚 4y
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Hey 👋 What are you reading? #catsoflitsy 😺😺

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I am starting a job at a used bookstore today! So so excited!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

EH2018 Thats so awesome!!! 📚📚📚💕📚📚📚 4y
cathysaid Congrats! Pet all the books. 4y
tammysue Wow congrats to you!! ☘️💚 - that‘s my dream job 😉 4y
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Tamra 🙌🏾 4y
TheSpineView Oh my... that will should be wonderful! Congrats! 4y
blank Jealous!! I hope you love it!! 4y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 💜📚 4y
Jobe @cathysaid Guaranteed 4y
starlight97 Congrats! I'm sure you'll love it! 🙂 4y
Slajaunie Exciting! Congratulations! 🎉📖 4y
Soubhiville That‘s awesome! Congratulations! 4y
ladym30 That is fantastic on so many levels! Congratulations ! 4y
SamanthaMarie Woohoo!!! I hope you enjoy your first day!! 4y
Heretherebedragons Congratulations! 4y
Jobe @EH2018 thanks 4y
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I have nice copies of this book, that I refuse to read, because I don‘t want to mess it up… This is the kind of book I need to underline in and write things down in. 🤪🤪🤪

BookwormAHN I do the same thing. I have nice copies and then I have one in particular that I've highlighted, marked, and made notes in 😸 4y
Jobe It would appear that you and I might be spending too much money on books then right? 4y
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Love how he wound his family history around food. You are going to want some gravy and biscuits, while reading. Includes down home cooking and recipes. Love memoirs

britt_brooke I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Southern Festival of Books last year, but I still haven‘t read this. Need to soon! 4y
goodbyefrancie Love his books and his voice. He narrated one of my favorite books, The Poet of Tolstoy Park, and it made the book twice as good. 4y
Jensol77 I‘ve been waiting for another book by him 4y
TNbookworm I love Rick Bragg❤ 4y
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Watching Football 🏈

Jillybeane I was trying Tunisian crochet during the super bowl 💞 4y
Tamra I love that chunky style! 4y
rretzler I live to knit while watching TV! I currently have a blanket going. Nothing too complicated though because I‘m usually watching something interesting and lose count of my stitches😜 4y
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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When you add a second bookcase, because your shelves are beginning to sag! #bookshelves #nomorebooks 🏋️‍♀️🐘

mreads 👍 and now you have space for lots more books 4y
SleepyDragon They fit perfectly in that alcove. It looks nice. 4y
LiteraryinLawrence Looks great! 4y
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ReadingsByTheC Great reading room! 4y
Reviewsbylola They look awesome! That space was made for two book cases! (edited) 4y
Freespirit That's a great reading space😊 4y
Juliethope #Jobe I love books about reading too. I went on a binge on those types of book in December. It all began with #Bibliophile 4y
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The Fox and the Hound | Daniel Mannix
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Found this really cheap a few years back. Upon further inspection found that it was a first edition 1967, before the movie was even thought of. Great shape hardback. This is our Lucy, probably a a dachshund-pit mix. #dogsoflitsy #firstedition

Erofan Those eyes! 🐶💘 4y
Crazeedi Love your sweet puppy !! 4y
bookseller_cate Is it bad that I never knew there was a book? Off to source a copy. Thanks! 4y
Jobe @Crazeedi Thanks for your response. She is a handful. Stubborn etc. 4y
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My personal philosophy on reading!🤓🧐🤨#badbooks #didntfinish #timewaster #pass

thereadingowlvina Agree! 😁👏 4y
Marilyncjackson Yes!!!! 4y
Aims42 Preach!! 🙌🏻 4y
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TiredLibrarian 💯👍🏻 4y
Crazeedi Agree!!! 4y
Amiable Amen. 🙌🏼 4y
MichelleScott_author Couldn‘t agree more! 4y
Purrfectpages Words to live by! 4y
Purrfectpages Words to live by! 4y
SamAnne I‘m so weird about putting down books I don‘t like. Why do I feel like I need to suffer through??!!! 4y
Pricel101 Ditto!! 📚🌟 4y
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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My books about books ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☺️#booksaboutbooks

BookDragonNotWorm I love it!!! 😂 4y
SW-T Very nice! 4y
TiredLibrarian Excellent! 📚📚📚❤ 4y
gradcat There are loads of them—who knew? 😂❤️👍 4y
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I tend not to follow Littens who do not have a profile picture, and who have not made any posts because I don‘t know if it‘s a real profile or not. ????

Redwritinghood Same, unless they otherwise interact with me. 4y
DGRachel Not being the most tech savvy of people, it took me awhile to even figure out how to upload a profile picture. I also HATE having my picture taken, so my profile picture is almost never actually of me on any social media platform. I don‘t think Litsy has a major problem with fake profiles, but I understand the desire for caution. 😊 4y
Carolyn11215 At this point I follow anyone who follows me. 4y
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GingerAntics I generally wait until they‘ve uploaded a photo and posted something. The profile pic isn‘t the biggest deal, honestly, but I want to see that the account is actually going to be used, and it wasn‘t just made and then they decided a few days later to forget it. 4y
Mimi28 I only follow people back who have posted something. If it says no posts yet, I leave it alone. 4y
Weaponxgirl I used to follow everyone but now I do want to see if they are going to post. Saying that I know I follow a lot of dead accounts because I liked what they were posting before and I‘m hoping they will come back at some point. I keep disappearing when my head isn‘t in a good place but I love it here and I‘m always going to come back. I hope others will do the same. 4y
TrishB I only follow back now once people have posted. 4y
TK-421 I used to follow everyone who followed me. Now I wait and only follow those who post because I ended up following so many inactive accounts. It's a pain to try to weed them out later. I go through my following list every now & then to unfollow people who haven't been active for a long time but like @Weaponxgirl I sometimes continue to follow some people in the hopes that they'll start posting again. 4y
Jobe @Mimi28 Exactly 4y
Melissa_J I wait to see what, if anything, they post, and if it coincides with my own reading tastes. Most of my new followers in recent weeks still haven‘t posted anything. I unfollowed a whole bunch of inactive accounts recently. I used to automatically follow back, but I‘m not on Litsy much Monday to Friday so I try to keep my follow list manageable so I don‘t miss much. 4y
SleepyDragon I follow anyone who follows me, unless they post something that bothers me in some way. Then I unfollow. It doesn't bother me if they haven't posted yet, and I don't want to miss if and when they do. I will never use my own image as a profile pic. It's not something I am comfortable doing. 4y
Pricel101 Because we have a love of books in common, I‘m very trusting when it comes to a follow back. I admire my Litten friends who lay it out there when posting their opinions on picks & pans! 👍🌟👎👭👫@Trishb @youneverarrived and many more! 4y
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All Mine! | Carol Zeavin, Rhona Silverbush
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#ExploringBooks. #PlayingWithBooks #LivingWithBooks What if? You were suddenly gifted A Bookshop? What would you do? How would spend your time? 😍

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Make a back room into my bedroom and move in! 👍 4y
JanePratt Shoot. First thing I would do would be to catalog and dewey decimal system the crap out of it. Then I'd invite all my friends and family to come read there. 😍 4y
Jobe @JanePratt An organizer I think if there was a way to hug a bookstore I would probably hug it first then run through it saying It‘s mine it‘s mine it‘s mine 4y
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Jobe @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I would stay there all the time for sure but would go home to sleep probably 4y
JanePratt @Jobe I have to have my books organized. That way when I'm dying to read a specific chapter of a random book I can just run to it! Lol 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Jobe But if your room is in the back or apartment upstairs, you can go down anytime and browse....even if you need a new book at 2 am. LOL 4y
AlaSkaat I think I'd go in and lie on the floor for several hours overcome with happiness. And then I'd walk around smelling books, one by one. Only then I'd manage to open up and read while sitting on a chair made of books. It would be the best day ever!! 4y
Shvonne Hopefully there is an apartment above it so I can move in. 4y
Jobe @OleAnder Your response would be more like mine lots of looking around and smelling and taking it in 4y
Jobe @Shvonne Exactly! 4y
AlaSkaat @Jobe Yeah. Of course after that I would only go out to socialise every once in a while-which is how I'd make my money for food. By selling the books I read and did not like! Lol. I have it all planned already! Someone give me a bookshop already so I can lock myself away 😂😂 4y
hollylynnbee @Jobe I am so glad I am not the only who smells books! 4y
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What is the genre you will NOT read? #PickyAboutBooks We all have genres we will not read, as for me, I don‘t like romance, mystery or horror. You might say WELL, what‘s left then?

CouronneDhiver I don‘t do paranormal/occult books... 4y
PrezBookster I don‘t do Romance or Historical Romance especially. 4y
AmberWB I‘m not in to Romance or SciFi 4y
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Slajaunie Agree with @CouronneDhiver and also romance, and memoirs. 4y
Tamra Definitely Romance. 4y
Samplergal I won‘t do fantasy or the gaggy romance. I don‘t mind a cute love story but the “Fabio on the cover”are hideous. IMHO. I dislike religious books and most sci-fi too. 4y
Melissa_J Harlequin-type romance novels, memoirs (especially celebrity memoirs), and self-help books. 4y
LaLecture In general I‘m pretty much open to everything. I don‘t really read erotic novels though, especially these “girl next door falls in love with a billionaire” tropes. Religious or spiritual stuff is not for me either. I also rarely read SciFi, horror and biographies although I do want to read more of them to see if I could like them. (edited) 4y
Jobe I had an English literature college professor called the Fabio covers – Bodice Rippers 4y
MicrobeMom I dislike self help and religious fiction! 4y
Crazeedi I don't like romance, harlequin types, I'm not a big fan of sci fi/fantasy, though I have read a couple I've enjoyed. I'm over the self help books I thought I needed when I was young😊, no erotica for me either. Don't like horror. 4y
jessinikkip I agree with most that the plotless erotic romance books just get a pass from me. I will try anything else but if the only point of the plot is eventually these two have sex...nope 4y
bg_reads @Crazeedi you hit the nail on the head.. this is my perspective, too! I could read some self-help (very little), thinking it'll... Well.. help.. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 4y
QuietlyLaura No erotica, horror, true crime, or celebrity memoirs for me. 4y
JillR I‘m not a fan of fantasy or memoirs... 4y
GingerAntics I went through a self-help stage, but I just can‘t stand it anymore. The notion that someone that worked for the author is going to magically work for everyone. 🙄 Ugh. I don‘t do romance novels, either. I feel like it‘s all just so far from reality we might as well make romance novels an off shoot of the fantasy genre (although, well done fantasy is nice, so maybe not). Religious fiction is way to preachy. I refuse with that madness. 4y
OrangeMooseReads Harlequin romance are a no go for me and westerns. I‘m sure some of them are good, but I just can‘t. 4y
Crazeedi @cbwaug you made me laugh! Thank you! We're in total agreement . Happy new year, I hope you have a great reading year in 2019 (edited) 4y
JaclynW I'm open to anything. But. Anything too religious is a no. Anything too over the top romance is a no. I don't think I've ever read a western. Self-help, non-fiction and memoirs are usually not my thing but I've read some great ones before. I like a great story with great characters that moves along at a good pace (not too slow). I love a story with a lesson. I love a book that shows me a new perspective. I love a story that entertains. 4y
JBA Horror involving the supernatural, I'm usually okay with. Human against human, not so much. Not that keen on romance, either. 4y
RamsFan1963 Romance novel and poetry. Poetry was drummed into my head in high school, it didnt take. 4y
hollylynnbee I'm not a huge romance reader but I'm usually open to anything. I love old literature but old English is hard for me to read for some reason. I live for a book full if motivational quotes but I don't like self help books. 4y
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I may have an illustrated book problem… #thetalesofbeedlethebard #harrypotter #jkrowling I got the top two today with Christmas money. Had the other two already.

BethM I keep telling myself I don't need the illustrated beedle. And then my devil says but..... it completes your collection. I've never heard of castle waiting. 4y
DGRachel I swore I was going to buy the illustrated Fantastic Beasts because it‘s not the same size as the illustrated HPs, but the December came and I apparently lost my mind. I bought the illustrated Fantastic Beasts, the illustrated Beedle, and A History of Magic. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4y
kristincatastrophic Doesn't sound like a problem to me 😉 4y
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Bookhaul from my favorite independent bookstore. 😍🤙❤️✅

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Close-Up | Esther Verhoef
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#bookends Close up photo of previous post! Tell me what you think good or bad!? #Wantopinions #oddenough

readordierachel Good! They're unique. Love them. 4y
Sleepswithbooks These are awesome! 4y
sprainedbrain Love them! 4y
Karkar I agree, goods and unique! 4y
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Bookends | Liz Curtis Higgs
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Does it make me odd If I think these bookends are cool?😎🐕🐩 #bookends #dogs #whydoilikethem?

GingerAntics Those are great. I love a good bookend. The last bookends I had were Winnie the Pooh stuck in Rabbit‘s hole. One end was Winnie the Pooh‘s head and the other end was his butt. lol 4y
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You're All My Favorites | Sam McBratney
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Needing some reading ideas here, please answer my survey. 😊👇👀😉👋 #favoritebook #bestread #goodbook

TheBookAddict That is the toughest question to answer! There‘s so many wonderful books!!! Can I just answer with my top 3 or 4? 😅 4y
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TheBookAddict Sorry, I know that‘s 5 not 3 or 4. I couldn‘t help myself. 😔 4y
KatieDid927 Fave ever is 4y
KatieDid927 Fave of the year is 4y
TheBookkeepersApprentice The Westing Game and And Then There Were None go back and forth as my absolute favorite. 4y
Amiable I agree with @TheBookAddict --difficult question! Fiction: 4y
AthenaWins Nonfiction 4y
Soubhiville How can anyone choose just one? A favorite to recommend though is 4y
Jess_Franzino Since I can only choose one, I‘m going with 4y
AnansiGirl Oy that‘s such a tough decision to choose one. I‘ll go with a new-ish fave to recommend 4y
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This is a beautiful book, found on Amazon for $21. Came out this year full price is $45. I am so excited. larger than I expected it to be!#writersmap #atlas #map #literaryworlds

Victoriahoperose I just looked and it‘s also 10% off right now. I have to have this 😊 4y
debthmpsn This looks gorgeous 4y
readordierachel Ooh, pretty! 4y
Redwritinghood I just picked this up on Amazon too! Good price right now. 4y
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Texas: A Novel | James A. Michener
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Just wondering what states and countries are represented on Litsy. Where are you from? #texan #panhandle #originallynewmexico

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 4y
Shvonne Currently in Virginia. (edited) 4y
Pamwurtzler Ohio! 4y
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KatieanneF New York :) 4y
Naj Delhi, India. 4y
mreads Delaware 4y
TheKidUpstairs Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦 4y
Susanita Maryland 4y
Soubhiville Texas, via TN, NC, and originally VT! 4y
bg_reads E. Oregon ➡️ Las Vegas NV USA 4y
TheBookStacker Central Ohio via New Orleans to Las Vegas. 4y
Landslide Portugal 4y
TrishB Liverpool, UK. 4y
Tove_Reads Finland 4y
LadyRuthven Texas, Gulf Coast area :) 4y
JoScho South Carolina 4y
RaimeyGallant Canada 4y
ErinSueMreads Colorado! 4y
Tamra Minnesota 4y
Heatherfeather Chicagoland (I know that's nerdy to say...but it's what we call it) 4y
Morr_Books I too am Texas but originally from Wisconsin 4y
Branwen I'm originally from New Jersey but living in Michigan now! 4y
Velvetfur From Liverpool (North) but currently living in Surrey (South), have been living south for 11 years now but around London before Surrey (all UK) 😊 4y
Redwritinghood Connecticut here! 👋🏻 4y
SamanthaMarie Georgia!! 4y
bridge12 Kansas! 👋🏻 4y
Jilly6183 I live 18 miles south of Boston. I'm currently in Texas though and it's freezing here! 14 degrees colder than Boston! ❄️ 4y
kezzlou85 Norfolk in South East England 4y
shadowspeak17 Texas 4y
Suet624 Vermont 4y
MicheleinPhilly Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4y
SleepyDragon California 4y
UCLAoso Pasadena, CA 4y
Libby1 From Illinois, but settled in Northern Ireland! 4y
Elma Nashville 4y
Mimi28 Chicago, IL 4y
tjwill VA 4y
rwmg From Beaconsfield (SE England) but now living in Jakarta (Indonesia) 4y
GripLitGrl New Jersey 4y
CouronneDhiver 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 4y
QuietlyLaura Indiana. 4y
RamsFan1963 Originally from Virginia, currently residing in West Virginia 4y
thegreensofa Australia 🇦🇺 4y
Simona Slovenia 🇸🇮 4y
cassiopia Currently in Wisconsin, but in 3 months I'll be living in great state Texas 💙 4y
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Nephew‘s first Birthday! Need book ideas! And go!...__________________________ #surveysays #ideashere #fillintheblank

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bg_reads Dr. Seuss board books. We got ours at Costco. My daughter loved them at that age. 4y
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Book Darts from Amazon arrived today! Love to mark quotes in books! #marginalia #bookmarks (also love my magnifier paperweight)

Cats | Ariel Books
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Bailey and Rufus #catsoflitsy❤️💙❤️💙

TheDaysGoBy Oh my gosh, your kitties! They both have such beautiful coloring! 4y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 4y
myellenbee This is a gorgeous picture. My first thought was what a GREAT jigsaw puzzle it would be. Then of course I want the book. 4y
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The Highest Mountain of Books in the World | Rocio Bonilla, Inc Peter Pauper Press
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I saw this children‘s book today I feel like it explains my life. So I bought it for me. #mountainsofbooks 🧡💚🧡💚

Jee_HookedOnBookz What a gorgeous cover!! 4y
Naj So cute! Looks like a fun read. 4y
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What camp are you in and why? #hardcover #paperback #survey

LA_Mead I tend to like paperback better because they are more purse-friendly. 4y
corycatelyn I like either but prefer to buy paperback because it's cheaper and takes up less room 😂 4y
megnews I prefer paperback but don‘t mind hardcover. 4y
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Aimeesue Either, unless it's a book I want to keep forever and then I'll get a HC because they tend to hold together longer and endure multiple readings better. 4y
CouronneDhiver Hardcover - sturdy, collectable, stays open more easily, holds up perfectly well in my purse, etc. A simple luxury. 4y
Foxyfictionista Paperback because its cheaper and I buy a lot of books. I'll buy a hardback if it's a beautiful book. 4y
Laughterhp Paperback - because it‘s cheaper and less heavy to carry around! 4y
Amiable Paperback. I commute two hours a day in the train and paperbacks are easier to carry and lighter in my backpack. 4y
TrishB Sometimes I can‘t wait for the paperback! 4y
Kaye Paperback. I like the size and they weigh less. I like the bendable covers. I never keep books when I complete them so no reason to buy hardbacks. They‘d probably be better if I collected them to keep. Also the dust jackets are in the way so I always take them off. 4y
Gaylagal2 Paperback, if it's available. They're just easier to hold. But sometimes I'm impatient and either get the Kindle version or just buy the hardcover 🤓 4y
HannaPolkadots Paperback 4y
Burghbookaddict Paperbacks on easier on my little hands. 👐🏼 4y
Jemgirl2014 Kindle app because I need to save space. I also like the instant gratification that having a book download will give me. I plan to give away most of my physical books and save the ones that are most precious to me. 🙂 4y
Pamwurtzler Kindle books! 4y
Velvetfur Paperbacks 4eva 😅 Hardbacks are too big and heavy to carry around with me, and I only make an exception if it's a beautiful collector's edition and I really need it 😊 4y
Nessavamusic Kindle, but when reading actual books paperback 4y
JillPill Paperback! 4y
GingerAntics It depends on the book. For research I prefer hardcover because I know I'm going to be in and out of the book a hundred times and paperbacks often just can't stand up to that. For something I know I'm going to read once to take back to HPB paperback is cool. Ebooks are great for both uses depending on the situation. Being able to search notes it a great when it's time to write a paper. 4y
Birdsong28 Paperback. Especially when it's fiction, I just think you can read it quicker as it's lighter and easier to hold. I do like my non-fiction in hardback as I think it gives it more prominence (but thats just me being weird 😂😂😂) 📚📖 4y
Melissa_J Trade paperbacks are my preference, but I also love hardcovers since they look better on my shelves. I hate mass market paperbacks though. 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Used to be paperback. Switched to hardcover recently because my baby girl loves to get her hands on my books😏 4y
Melissa_J @TrishB me too! I love trade paperbacks but sometimes you just can‘t wait for it. 4y
QuietlyLaura Paperback. Or ebook. Both are easier to hold and carry around. Also cheaper than hard cover. 4y
TheLibrarian Hardback - they don‘t bend like paperbacks (I‘m a sucker for pristine books). 4y
LapReader Paperback 4y
zzz Paperback😊 lighter to hold 4y
MotionChickness Hardback for the bookshelf appeal.. Paperback for reading... So much more comfortable in the hands and usually lighter lol. 4y
GingerAntics @Jobe Half Price Books 4y
GingerAntics @Birdsong28 I like my nonfiction in hardback for that reason as well (at least partly - grad school gave me another reason). 4y
SW-T I think hardcovers look better and they‘re more durable. However, paperbacks are cheaper and more portable. I try to keep series together so whatever format the first book is in, I buy the rest of the series in the same format. (edited) 4y
UCLAoso Paperbacks! Don‘t hurt my wrist to hold while reading or weigh down my purse (important when you walk to the train station:-) 4y
BooknerdsLife This is a tough one!!! 🙈 I love them both but prefer reading from paperback. I collect my favorite books (mostly classics) in hardcover cause they are gorgeous and more durable for a reread 😍🙌 4y
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Thanks a lot Litsy! For increasing my to be read stack! This came in the mail just now. I thought I knew about most books out there that are- about books! Thanks to you since I joined Litsy two weeks ago I have probably ordered four books. I‘m not sure if this is a blessing or a curse yet. #booksaboutbooks

jillannjohn They‘ll be a lot more. 😂😂 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It only gets worse . . . But that‘s a good thing, right? 😂 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🧡🧡 4y
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BookNAround 😂😂😂 4y
Karkar Thanks to Litsy I read more now than ever before! It‘s so great to find all the different books I would not have found otherwise. 📚❤️📚 4y
Suet624 💕💕💕 4y
Aimeesue Lovely cover! But yeah, you're doomed. 😂 4y
violabrain Yeah, before I discovered Litsy I had only a handful of books at any given time on my TBR list. Now I have an entire bookshelf of books I haven‘t read, thanks to recommendations I‘ve seen on here. 4y
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The Reading Room | Ruth Hamilton
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Do people ever bring their OWN BOOKS to the library, for the peace and quiet and use your facility for a place to read their books?

CouronneDhiver I‘ve done it many times and not been told to do otherwise 👍🏽 4y
Addison_Reads I do this all the time at my local library. The librarians always ask what I'm reading when I'm there and just seem happy to have people reading, whether it's my own book or a book from the library. 4y
BookishTrish Of course! 4y
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BethM I do this. 4y
Birdsong28 I also do this! I think as long as you are walking through the door and I know libraries depend on numbers of books being taken out but it's not frowned upon to take your own books as you may see something you fancy whilst your in there. 📚📖 4y
Redwritinghood Yes! I do that all the time. 4y
Megara As an ex-library employee, can confirm: people do this (including me).😊 4y
Megara By the way, I own one of those lamps! It‘s my favorite! 4y
myellenbee I definitely do, for the peace and quiet, and as a short perfect hide away. Of course I also leave with library books too. 4y
Librarybelle People bring in their own books all the time to my library! It‘s totally fine...we‘re just happy to see people reading and coming to the library! 4y
JessFerg Absolutely. Although usually some version of textbook/study material. 4y
SleepyDragon If it happens to be my current read, sure. I usually have to wait around for my oldest to finish looking at books and using the computer, so I bring along whatever I'm in the middle of. I honestly feel more strange bringing in a library book that isn't due and I don't plan on returning yet. I mean, I do anyway, but it feels weird. I don't think anyone notices 4y
SleepyDragon And anyway, between the two of us, we usually borrow at least 30 items a month, so I don't think they would mind even if anyone was paying attention to what is in my hand. 4y
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Brave Story | Miyuki Miyabe
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When you buy a book simply because the cover intrigues you! Have any of you read this book? Shall I dive in? #prettybooks #bookcollector #coverart

Addison_Reads That's an awesome cover! I've never read it, but now I'm curious. Dive in and let us know how it is 😀 4y
CouronneDhiver ☝🏽 I agree! 4y
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What PERCENTAGE of the books on your shelves have you NOT READ, but fully intend to someday? Mine is about 85% I love the hunt and accumulating them...GREAT EXPECTATIONS get it?

Landslide 85% sounds about right... 4y
Jess_Franzino I‘d say about 20%. I tend to buy books as I read them, or, if I get them in swaps or as gifts, I read them right away. Still, there are a few I haven‘t gotten around to yet. 4y
zsuzsanna_reads I'd say 15 to 20%. I do also regularly sort the books on my shelves and give ones I don't think I'll reread to friends or the charity shop. 4y
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LA_Mead Yup. I‘m around 80% ...and I just discovered Book Outlet, so that number is about to go up lol 4y
Crazeedi Probably 50%, I keep promising myself I am going to only read them🤨😏 4y
Jobe @Jess_Franzino You sound like a normal person.👍🏼Wish I could do that 4y
Jobe @zsuzsanna_reads I think you are normal reader 4y
Jobe @LA_Mead OK good I‘m glad to know I‘m not the only one.😁 4y
Jobe @Crazeedi So that means I‘m not the only one that says it to myself. And then off I go to buy more books 4y
Reviewsbylola Probably about the same as you! I don‘t have a lot of room, so I don‘t keep books after I‘ve read them unless they‘re part of a collection or I really loved them. 4y
Ilirwen I‘ve read most of my books. Whenever I get a few books, for my birthday or Christmas, I read them right away. 4y
Jobe @Landslide Glad to know I am not the only one 4y
Landslide No, you're not 4y
Crazeedi @Jobe exactly😉😏 4y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘m afraid I have too many copies of THE HOBBIT. Sadly there are more, on my other bookshelves, that I did not Add to this picture... #hobbitcollector #prettybooks #bookcollector

tina_b.ooks One can never have too many copys of anything written by Tolkien! 😁 4y
tina_b.ooks These look gorgeous by the way! 💖 4y
Jobe @tina_b.ooks thanks 4y
Marilyncjackson Never! I think I want all the copies ever made (well at least one of ever edition and printing) 😆 (edited) 4y
Librarianaut No such thing as “too many copies of The Hobbit” 😍 4y
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EXACTLY!! #booksaboutbooks #bookcollecting “Collecting a writer‘s work is a way of owning the artist you admire, and each step in the collection of a title takes you closer to the author.” John Baxter.

Aims42 Yep, that sums it perfectly!! 💗💗💗 4y
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This is our Lilly. She has a question for you. #dogsoflitsy

Redwritinghood 👋🏻 Lilly! (edited) 4y
JoScho Love her! 4y
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Lel2403 Eeny meeny by M J Arlidge...love Lilly (edited) 4y
Jobe @JoScho She‘s super sweet. 4y
Jobe @Lel2403 thanks 4y
JennyM One you might like, Lilly. 4y
Jobe @JennyM ha! Cute 4y
ladym30 Such a sweetie! 4y
Jobe @ladym30 😀 4y
Karkar Hi sweetie! I am reading 4y
Jobe @Karkar thanks 4y
Jobe @Mollyanna thank you 4y
Erofan Hi Lilly! 🐕❤ I'm reading 4y
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Or at least mark with a sticky note. #marginalia #underlining

GingerAntics Yes!!! 4y
Aimeesue Arguing in the margins! I do that all the time! 😂😂😂 4y
vivastory I just reread this piece earlier today. 4y
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Helpless: A Novel | Barbara Gowdy

Is there a way to enlarge people‘s book posts like we can on Instagram? So I can see the smaller print on books etc. #tinyprint #iwantabetterlook #noimnotblind

JoScho I don‘t think so 4y
julesG No, unfortunately (or fortunately 😉) not. 4y
TrishB I take screenshots - then enlarge them! 4y
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Redwritinghood No, I don‘t think so. 4y
rwmg It would be nice 🧐 4y
ErinGoBragh1011 I love this app but it does need a lot of improvements. 4y
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So this book really does glow in the dark!

GingerAntics Sweet 4y
inthegreensandblues 😲 I have this book and didn't know that! Thanks 😄 4y
Jobe @inthegreensandblues Always hold it under a lamp or light for a little bit and then take it into an extremely dark room. 4y
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tina_b.ooks Wow 😲 4y
Orpheuswaking Never knew this. I love this book... have you read his newer book Sourdough? 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! I didn't know that!!!! 4y
BarbaraJean I discovered this one night when I was reading in bed—turned out the light and couldn‘t figure out WHAT was on my nightstand!! 4y
zzz Very cool! 4y
Crazeedi I read this book and never knew this! Dang! 4y
rwmg I read it as an ebook. If I'd known I would have got a physical copy. 4y
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Lel2403 I do, but only in pencil ✏️ 4y
RainyDayReading Not usually. I usually only write in the book when it‘s a postal club book. 4y
Lovesbooks87 No I don't, I always donate my books when I am done with them. I did write in a book of mine for the first time when I joined a post markup book club! 4y
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TrishB No 😱 4y
ElaineHowlin I always use index tabs and sometimes highlight and write notes. 4y
zzz Nope 4y
Andrea4 Hell yes! 4y
Naj I use sticky notes and sometimes underline in pencil. 4y
RavenLovelyReads All the time! 4y
GingerAntics All the time. Then again, in my field you pretty much have to. I usually colour code my highlights and then use similarly colored pens for notes; although, later that can sometimes seem like madness if the colour coding was specific to a paper instead of a topic like my highlights in my copy of Shakespeare‘s sonnets. (edited) 4y
tournevis In academic book, flags galore. In other books, noooooo! 4y
Heretherebedragons Ditto what @tournevis said. I will use post-it notes though so I can go back and pull out quotes for my journal if something resonates with me. 4y
TheSpineView No! Never! That is what sticky notes are for! 4y
BooksBecomeYou Yes! It adds life to your library! I also sign and date the last page when I finish a book. 4y
BooksBecomeYou I should say, it adds life to your *personal* library. I don't write in other people's books. 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Nevaaaaaa... that's sacrilegious!!!!! 4y
BooknerdsLife Yesss!! I like to highlight the parts I love and occasionally with write down a little note for myself 😊 I think it adds character to the book & shows that it's well loved ..in a way. 😊💕 4y
AmandaEve Yes I always find those are the ones I‘ll reread again and again! 4y
MotionChickness Nooooo! I take pictures with my phone! 4y
readordierachel Nope. I'll use sticky notes. 4y
NeedsMoreBooks In academic books, yes. In other books, no. I usually put a sticky note. 4y
Literary_Siren Never!! 4y
MimiLovesToRead Sometimes, yes. If it belongs to you. Not a thing wrong with it. 4y
Jobe @BooknerdsLife exactly! 4y
Jobe @Naj Great idea 4y
Crystalblu Mostly it cookbooks. I like to note the changes I made that elevated the dish. 4y
Pam.Kokomo Yes to all but drawing! 4y
UCLAoso Yes! I flag and mark up my nonfiction reads, dense fiction and of course my favored reads🤓 @BooksBecomeYou, I love your idea of signing and dating when you finish a book! Borrowing this idea!! 4y
BooksBecomeYou @Crystalblu My mom came up with this idea. Sometimes she adds a tiny drawing to represent how the book made her feel. I look forward to seeing them when I borrow books from her. 4y
lil_sips Yes all the time. I love underlining or highlighting the lines that I love :) 4y
BooknerdsLife @Jobe 🤗 I use my daughter‘s crayons and sticky notes for highlights so it won‘t damage the books 4y
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Love, Love, Love books full of MARGINALIA!
This one has it throughout! ✅ #prettybooks #illustrated #marginalia

rockpools That looks really fun! 4y
Suelizbeth I have this book. Time to move it up the stack. 4y
Bookishlie Right me too! 4y
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Map of Days | Ransom Riggs
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Stopped by Barnes and Noble tonight Stumbled across Ransom Riggs fourth book! Now my collection is complete!📕📗📘📙 #illustrated #prettybooks #bookcollector

BooknerdsLife Awww all the gorgeous hardcovers! 😍😍 We only get paperback here in Australia :( 4y
Jobe @MinDea I wondered if there was another one oh dear. I better go get it! Thank you 4y
MinDea I really enjoyed it! It's just tales of peculiar kids. So not part of the story but you hear about some of the kids in the tales. It's a fun read! 4y
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A quote from this book: “We smile at a sentence by Jane Austen or savor an epithet by James Joyce because their words cause the scales to drop from our eyes. Suddenly we see the world afresh”😍 #booksaboutbooks
THE SCALES DROP FROM OUR EYES. Wow! What literature does for us! Helps us to see the world from all different perspectives.👏👏👏👏

vivastory I love Michael Dirda! 4y
GabrielleDubois Must be an interesting book. The first time I read that words cause the scales to drop from our eyes, it was in a Théophile Gautier's book from 1835 or so... How many female writers are there compared to male writers in this book? 🙂 4y
Jobe @GabrielleDubois Yeah I just checked it‘s very heavily male 4y
GabrielleDubois @Jobe And though there were a lot of great female writers in the past centuries...! I'm currently trying to read them, it's so different from male writers, and it's so important to see ourselves and the world around us through female words. I've always been said that female stories were most often boring, but it's not. I'm 51, am glad I can still change my mind and discover and learn! 🙂 4y
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Shelf Discovery | Lizzie Skurnick
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One of six bookshelves in my house. My husband will put one together begrudgingly, but he will anytime I ask. He is a keeper. Most of the books on the shelf have not been read. For me it‘s like the feeling of 10-year-old gets sitting next to a Christmas tree full of wrapped packages each one a wonderful present, yet to be discovered! #bookcollector #prettybooks #toberead

Joyfulmimi Indeed! Agreed about being near them books! 🤓 4y
Joyfulmimi Looks like we love the same kinda books 4y
CrowCAH Beautiful! 😍 Welcome to the Litsy community! 4y
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bookcollecter Lol can he come build me some 😁 4y
SilversReviews LOVE your bookcase. Thanks for sharing. 4y
Louise Lovely shelf! Can I borrow your husband? LOL 😂 4y
tpixie Love your bookcase and your books! I love your description of Books. 📚📚📚📚 being like unopened Christmas 🎄 presents! 4y
Erofan So beautiful!😍 4y
zzz Yes, exactly! Any unread book is a gift☺ 4y
Jobe @Joyfulmimi Wonderful 4y
Jobe @tpixie They just make me so happy 4y
Joyfulmimi I get it @Jobe 4y
tpixie ♥️🎁📚🎁♥️ 4y
Cconnolly That‘s the way I feel with my stacks of unread books! 4y
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Have you ever said to an author, “just sign your name...”? because you know that having your own name in the book will lessen the value?🤭 #signedbook #autograph

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 4y
Ava_Black Welcome! 4y
Robothugs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4y
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MaGoose Awesome! That's good to know. 4y
Naj Welcome to Litsy 😊 4y
Craftylikefox Welcome to Litsy!!! 4y
robinb Welcome to Litsy Land! 😊 4y
ladym30 Welcome to Litsy!!!😊 4y
tpixie Good point!! 4y
kalinichta I don't do that because I am selfish and went the book to be mine forever. 😆 4y
readinginthedark I don't do it so much for the value as if I haven't read the book yet and am not sure if I'll keep it. 😕 I'm trying to be better about not keeping books I won't reread, and I want any future owner to feel like the book is just as much theirs as it was mine. 4y
Jobe @readinginthedark I tend to think about my family and who might end up with the book overtime. Also I hate to find books at estate sales that have the owners name included with the autograph. Just the autograph by itself is much better for me 4y
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I thought that I was pretty well immersed in used bookstores, books sales, yard sales, library sales and Amazon for buying books! Little did I know when I found LITSY That I would increase the times I‘ve looked up books online, because you guys are posting such nice ones! Oh dear what‘s to become of me? My friends already think I buy too many books -you guys are not helping! Love this site!😍😍😍 #bookcollector #treasurehunter

SW-T 😊❤️📚😊❤️📚😊❤️ 📚 4y
britt_brooke So happy you‘re loving Litsy! My reading has tripled 😳 since joining about 2.5 years ago. I love this community! 4y
Lcsmcat I know just what you mean! I‘ve read some wonderful books I wouldn‘t have known about if not for Litsy. Welcome to our happy place. 😉 4y
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 4y
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Kaye Welcome. Great to see someone else who likes memoirs and Southern authors. 🌸 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm We‘re a bunch of enablers! 😁 Welcome to Litsy! 4y
BethM Total enablers here. Welcome! 4y
MaGoose Beware! This site is wonderful, informative and entertaining. It's also addictive and bad for your wallet and sagging bookshelves. Welcome to Litsy! 4y
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tpixie Welcome 🍍 📚♥️ 4y
BookishTrish Welcome home! 4y
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This is a psychological thriller, I rarely read this genre, but did so so for my book club. I pestered other book club members about whether they had finished WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, simply so I could talk to them about it. This book will stay with you for a while after you have finished it! #bookclub

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4y
Chelleo Welcome! 4y
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Megabooks Welcome to Litsy!! 😁😁 4y
SilversReviews Welcome....this is a good book. 4y
SexyCajun I loved this book! What a twist! 4y
Jovy Welcome! And I was the same way after reading this book! ❤️ 4y
RedxoHearts I liked this one as well. I stayed up all night one night finishing it 4y
Spchtchr This was a page turner 4y
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Ordered this beautiful book from my local bookstore! The author is also the illustrator! #booksaboutbooks #illustrated #coverart #bookcollector

Soubhiville Hi! Welcome to Litsy! 4y
bookandbedandtea Welcome! 4y
Tamra Hello, Litsy is a great community! 4y
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jillrhudy So glad to have another Southern lady! Litsy needs lots! 🍯 🥧 4y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 4y
thereadingowlvina Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎈🎉🤗 4y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 4y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy!! 4y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 4y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚💕 4y
VioletBramble Welcome to Litsy! 4y
DivineDiana Welcome! Get ready to increase your TBR! 👏🏻📚😀 4y
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 4y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🎉 4y
LivingReflections I found some of her drawings on large postcards and framed them. :) I need this book! 4y
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