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LA_Mead

LA_Mead

Joined May 2016

Writer, editor, teacher.
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The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
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The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory
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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
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Bridesmaid for Hire | Marie Ferrarella
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I‘d never actually read a Harlequin before, but I‘m really enjoying this one! I started reading them as research for a current writing project, but now I think I might just read a bunch more! #harlequin

Sace There are a lot of good ones out there. I really wish they wouldn't make the titles so cringe-worthy. This one is pretty tame compared to the "Prisoner of the Passionate Sheikh" variety. 2d
LA_Mead @Sace yes some of the names are quite funny! This one reminds me of some of the rom coms on Netflix that pop up around Christmas... 1d
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Look what just showed up in the mail!!! How lovely! Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ! That is so sweet of you! #poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That took a long time. Happy it found it's way home. 🖤🧡 2d
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Gotta love a good holiday swap! Can‘t wait to see what new recipes I get this year! #holidayrecipeswap

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I had a pretty rough week, so I visited my favourite online bookstore... Books are the best, aren‘t they? #booksmakeitbetter

TheBookHippie Yes. Every time !❤️📖 2d
Lovesbooks87 They are! I read the top three and loved them! 2d
Tamra Yes! 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope this week is better 💛 2d
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📚YA, chick-lit, romance
🍮Hot chocolate
🎁Bookmarks, stickers, socks
🛍Lipgloss
🍫Chocolate
🍿Die Hard
@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #CanuckChristmasSwap

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@PurpleyPumpkin thank you for the cute Halloween card! I love it! 🎃

MrBook Nice!!! 7d
PurpleyPumpkin Yay! Glad you got it! Hope you received more treats than tricks. 😉👍🏽🎃 6d
LA_Mead @PurpleyPumpkin I did ☺️🎃 6d
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Reading this book was like meeting up with old friends: at first, things felt a bit weird and slow, but after not too long they picked up and I never wanted to leave! What a great read.

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Spending a cozy day at home with baby V. Maybe I‘ll even get to read this new Simon Snow book! I loved “Carry On.”

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Reading this book today and dreaming about world travel... Any other world travel books anyone has heard of? I could use some more recommendations!

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So excited for this!!! #CanuckChristmasSwap #PoutinePenPals

Tianarose Hmm I‘ve seen this hashtag pot up a couple times. I‘m very curious and would like to find out more about #Poutinepenpals 3w
LA_Mead @Tianarose we‘re a Canadian pen pal group who send letters etc to each other ☺️ 3w
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PurpleyPumpkin @Tianarose You should join us! Just contact @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for the deets.👍🏽 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Tianarose Yes! Please do. It's a Pen Pal group similar to JB or LitsyLove but for Canadians. 🍁 Just email me your mailing address, full name, and birthday ( danielle_gangur@hotmail.com ) and then you're in! And you'd be in time to join the Christmas swap too, if you wanted. 😊 2w
Tianarose Awesome! I‘m in! 2w
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1. #IMOMSOHARD 2. These Witches Don‘t Burn 3. American Royals #weekendresds @rachelsbrittain

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One of two current TBR towers... #booknerdproblems

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1. Hershey bars. 2. Gum 3. Watching scary movies and devouring mini chocolate bars... for at least 10 years 4. A Halloween fairy, because I get to wear a long, black tutu dress (I have a ridiculous number of tutus in my closet...) 🧚🏻‍♀️

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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Thanksgiving at the cottage wouldn‘t be complete without a good book and some tea!

JoScho This place looks amazing! 1mo
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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1. Always! 2. I have a LOT of tutus, so I tend to wear one of those as the centre of my costume. 3. Pumpkins! #wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yay! Thanks for playing 🎃 1mo
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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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I have a few more #poutinepenpals letters to go out today! @PurpleyPumpkin @sherryvdh @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ....more to come! If you haven‘t heard from me in a while, more letters are on the way 😊

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a great coloring page! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin I‘ve been trying to write and send out some letters for a few weeks now. But life keeps getting in the way! Hopefully, I can get to writing this weekend. 😉👍🏽 1mo
sherryvdh I need to write some too! Hopefully soon. 1mo
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LA_Mead @Riveted_Reader_Melissa isn‘t it though? I found them at a local bookstore! 1mo
LA_Mead @PurpleyPumpkin it sure does! It‘s been mayhem around my house as of late now that baby V is on the move! 1mo
LA_Mead @sherryvdh 😊 it‘s always fun when I get a chance to sit down and write, but so hard to fit it into a day! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Hey Lauren - just wanted to let you know that I received your amazing postcard! It's beautiful and I knew what it was right away, Hermione concocting polyjuice potion! I love postcards and HP, so I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. I'll be writing back soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.💜 1mo
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This book is seriously blowing my mind! It‘s a great pep talk before I start work for the day.

Ashley_Nicoletto I really enjoy her optimism! 2mo
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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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What better way to spend the night while I rock a teething baby than to read a new Jasmine Guillory book? #whoneedssleep?

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@KarynGood thank you so much for the lovely birthday surprise!!! I‘m really looking forward to reading this! ❤️😍📚

KarynGood Yay! It arrived! Enjoy! 3mo
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Oh my goodness! Thank you for the lovely birthday surprise, @FantasyChick ! I love it! ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m really looking forward to reading this!

FantasyChick That was quick! You're welcome 😊 I absolutely loved this book so I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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Suspicious Minds | Gwenda Bond
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I was skeptical, but this book is great! I like that you get to see into Dr. Brenner‘s mind just a little bit.

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An Easy Death | Charlaine Harris
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I found this book completely by chance and now I‘m obsessed with it! It‘s different from the Sookie Stackhouse series that I loved, but entertaining for sure!

ravenlee I stumbled across this at the library, totally by chance, and really enjoyed it. I‘m frustrated by having to wait for the rest of the books, though. 3mo
LA_Mead @ravenlee me too!!! I think the next one is coming in 2020 now 3mo
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1. Indoor. 2. London fog 3. I liked Hobbitton.... 4. Pink polka dots! (I own a LOT of polka dot clothing). 5. Yup.🤷🏼‍♀️. #friyayintro @howjessreads

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@mcctrish thank you for the lovely book!!! What a nice surprise! I just got back from the cottage to find this in my mailbox!

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Happy Birthday | Danielle Steel
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I got a birthday card! Thanks for the card and the awesome bookmarks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego !!! You‘re so sweet! #poutinepenpals

Graciouswarriorprincess Happy Birthday! 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday! 🎈🎂 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're welcome! 🎂📚🎁 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎊🎁🎂 3mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎊🎉🎈🎁 🥳📖😋 3mo
squirrelbrain Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🥳🎉🎂🥳 3mo
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 3mo
mrp27 Happy Birthday!! 🎉📚🎂 3mo
Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁💕 3mo
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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Hey #poutinepenpals ! I‘m sending out a bunch of mail today! Sorry for the delay! It‘s been an insane couple of months...

PurpleyPumpkin Ah, life, eh? It can be crazy... 3mo
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I tend to not finish a book if I don‘t like it. I used to force myself to finish (an old school habit), but I realized that you don‘t need to finish a book to get something out of it.

Geeklet I don‘t DNF that often but I‘m the type of person who genuinely enjoys bad things. I always watch garbage movies on Netflix. I guess I am easily amused by bad things. I will DNF things that are both boring and bad though. 6mo
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Thrift store haul! #thriftscore

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Aaah! Look what just came into the library! Clearly I need to cancel all of my plans.

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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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Getting some reading time in while I feed the baby. #mothersday

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What fun! 1. Tea, unless the baby wakes me at 4 AM 🤦🏼‍♀️. 2 both... 3. Cats! 😽 4. Mountains ⛰ 5. @BookishTrish #summerthisorthat

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 6mo
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Letterbox | Paul Davies
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Hi #poutinepenpals ! I received some lovely letters from you this week! I‘ve got some letters that I‘m sending out over the next few days 😊

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The World Book encyclopedia | World Book, Inc
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Gotta love world book day! There are some great free #kindle books on amazon today! #kindledeals #worldbookday

Nitpickyabouttrains Ohhh! This is great. Thanks for the tip off. 7mo
Jas16 Thank you for the heads up! 7mo
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This or That? | Brandon T Snider
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1. Thriller 2. Either—although paper coy is better for purses! 3. Bookshop 4. Harry Potter! Also...I‘ve never read Percy Jackson 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5. R & J 6. Physical copy @rheareads

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No One Here Is Lonely | Sarah Everett
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I REALLY don‘t need to buy any more books for a little while... 🤓 #tbr

Suzze That‘s what we all say. Until next time. 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🙋🏻‍♀️ Me. Every time I buy books. 🤣🤣 9mo
jenniferajanes I‘ve given up telling myself that! 😂 (edited) 9mo
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I just started this book, but I‘m already hooked! I like the narrator‘s voice, and the premise sounds cool.

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Thanks @ShelleyBooksie for this lovely #cupidgoespostal package! I love it! Looking forward to reading Spelled and the chocolate looks delicious! Also: I love peacocks :)

BookishTrish I have that bookmark too! #twinsies 9mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! I am glad that you like everything 😀 9mo
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Oh no! Just realized that I only have 3 days to read Jell-O Girls! Worth it to plough through???

janeycanuck Did you make it through in time? 9mo
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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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1. The Gilded Wolves 2. Valentine! (Book shopping + coffee) 3. Beige 4. Aaron, I think. #friyayintro @howjessreads

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“I figured that applying for jobs would be like applying for college: line up all the correct paperwork, check all the right boxes, and get accepted. That‘s adulthood, right?!” -(I can remember thinking this same thought! What a rude awakening THAT was, to graduate into the recession...)

KristenDuck Bahaha oh boy yes. I thought as a teacher I‘d be able to select which school I wanted to teach in and what grade. Nope. 9mo
LA_Mead @KristenDuck haha I remember thinking that too! (I‘m a teacher as well) 9mo
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Hi all! I‘m literarylady42 on Twitter and murmursinthemargins on Instagram. My blog is www.murmurs-in-the-margins.com! #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 And I followed you on you accounts. ☺️ 9mo
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What a great book! I kind of love Maude, the 89-year-old who gets away with all sorts of naughty things. She‘s seriously kick a$$! Also: I love the size of this book. Tiny books are kind of cool!

Mitch This has featured on lots of podcasts lately.... maybe it‘s a sign I should dive in! 9mo
ErinSueMreads I loved it too!!! 9mo
LA_Mead @Mitch it‘s such a good read! 9mo
LA_Mead @ErinSueG isn‘t Maude so lovable in her own twisted way? 9mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Just settling in to read a new book... Not sure which one to choose...

BookishMarginalia This one was interesting 9mo
LA_Mead @BookishMarginalia I‘m so excited about this one! Also, I love that Emily St. John Mandel blurbed it. 9mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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I forgot to take a picture, but my #cupidgoespostal package went out a few days ago! Also, I‘m pretty sure my own package arrived in the form of an Amazon box! Yay! @BookishMarginalia thanks for hosting this swap!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
BookishMarginalia Hi, Lauren! Do you by any chance have tracking information for the package. If so, could you email it to me? Thanks! 9mo
LA_Mead @BookishMarginalia I‘ll have to check for it! I crammed it in my purse as I was leaving the post office...probably should have kept it in my wallet! 9mo
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 9mo
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Tiny books are really popular this year! I love the idea of purse-sized reads, but I don‘t like the ones that print text so that you have to hold the book sideways to read them...that just feels too strange to me, even if it does mimic how people read on their phones these days. What do you think, fellow littens?

teebe I love when books fit in my jacket pocket. But I wouldn‘t want to have to turn the book all sorts of ways to read it. 9mo
GirlNamedJesse That‘s a thing?! Printed sideways? I would immediately put it back. No thanks! 9mo
LA_Mead @teebe yeah I like the tiny books, but the “side scroll” ones are just weird. 9mo
LA_Mead @GirlNamedJesse it‘s super strange! It‘s because kids are reading on their phones more, so they‘re trying to emulate that specifically with YA titles... 9mo
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Wow! 1,000 followers! Cool!

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Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🍾🎊 9mo
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BookBabe 😁🙌🏻🎊👏🏻🎉 9mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Here‘s a TBR stack that I‘ve got right now...one of three at the moment! I liked “Name of the Wind” and so I‘m looking for my fantasy series (a few of which are pictured here).

BookHoarder32 Have you read The bone season? I discovered it recently 9mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congrats to @Nessavamusic for 20,000 litfluence and 1,000 followers! Hmmm a book off of my shelf that I don‘t currently own? “Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J Maas! #20k1kgiveaway

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I love this book! I‘m only a few chapters in, but I‘m totally obsessed! Also: it makes me want to go into the past and give Stephanie Land a hug.

TheBookHippie Is this July???? 9mo
LA_Mead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & @TheBookHippie definitely read this book! It‘s so good! 9mo
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TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sounds good to me!! My daughter says good discussion book! 9mo
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Up next on my nonfiction TBR: part hustle story, part awesome badass female empowerment narrative, “The Personality Brokers” looks like it‘s going to be an interesting read.

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