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Laura317

Laura317

Joined May 2016

I love books, art, my little family and Jesus!
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The Summer Wives: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
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Do you try to match your book to your bookmark? I thought they look d good together. Just started a Litsy read-a-“
long. I‘m on page 24 and, I am already sucked in!

TK-421 Beautiful bookmark! 🌠 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s really good!! 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😆😆I just asked this question a few days ago as I thought it was just me being weird! It's not necessary and sometimes I'll grab anything slim, but I usually try to match color, theme, or mood. 3y
Libby1 How are you , @Laura317 ? ❤️ 3y
BookBabe @Laura317 Hi Laura, you‘re missed around here. ❤️ 8mo
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The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I‘ll admit I bought this because I loved the cover. Starting the one today.

rather_be_reading thats the trend for historical fiction rn 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Beatriz 💚💚💚 3y
Laura317 I‘m putting this aside for awhile. I need to read some other things right now, so until later, Summer Wives. I‘ll see you soon! 3y
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The Dark Vineyard | Martin Walker
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I am enjoying the Bruno mysteries. Another kind Litten turned me onto him. I am so glad she did.

mcctrish Ooo this sounds good 3y
Zelma I want to move in and vacation in that cover scene. 3y
Laura317 It‘s been good so far. 3y
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Fox 8: A Story | George Saunders
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Delightful story of a fox experiencing the kind and mean humans. Fox 8 is all about kindness to others. I loved it.

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Finished this up today. I had forgotten to add it. I liked where Ronan was talking, but not like his voices for women and Russians. I wish he‘d just speak normally. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌻

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Fox 8: A Story | George Saunders
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Moving on to this short story. My cousin Camille sent me this one. 🌻

readordierachel Loved this one! 3y
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Sweet, short story about friendship and being kind. The drawings are delightful. I enjoyed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌻

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Starting this sweet little book. Has anyone else read it?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag No, but I love his Instagram! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence No, but it‘s on my list! 3y
Laura317 @LiteraryinLititz you will love it! @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Instagram account!? What‘s his Instagram handle? 3y
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The Best American Food Writing 2019 | Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth
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Mehso-so

I love food writing, but this was not what I expected. It seemed to be political at times, and at other times wonderful. But more meh than great. My favorite story is probably the Hot Goober Peas followed by the Bean Freaks. I give ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌻

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Look at this gorgeous card and bookmark from my #wintergames leader, @FantasyChick - I love both! Coming home from the hospital to this was wonderful! Thank you!!🌻

FantasyChick You're so welcome! Happy it made it there 😘 3y
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The Best American Food Writing 2019 | Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth
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I am taking a breather from the heavier reading to read food writing this is the first year I‘ve seen this type of book, but I‘m loving it so far.

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Got lovely cards from @FantasyChick and Adina ( I forgot your Litsy handle) I enjoyed them immensely.

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Biscuit's Hanukkah | Alyssa Satin Capucilli
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@FantasyChick Here is my find a word work. I think I got them all! #Wintergames #jingleballers

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White Christmas | Irving Berlin

Watched White Christmas last night. I thought I‘d taken a photo of some of the action, but I can‘t find it! Grrr! #Wintergames #HolidayMovie #Jingleballers @Clwojick

FantasyChick I still need to find this movie! I'm looking forward to watching it. 26pts 3y
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Here is my homemade tacky Christmas sweater. The antlers are optional, but I felt that they added to the ensemble. #WinyerGames #UglyChristmas Sweater #Jingleballers @FantasyChick @Clwojick

Chelleo Awesome job! Super cute! 3y
Nute Wow! You made that? It‘s nice! 3y
mabell Nice! That‘s impressive you made that! 3y
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FantasyChick So cute! I love it! ❤❤ 11pts 3y
CSeydel That‘s marvelous 3y
Laura317 @Chelleo @Nute @mabell @FantasyChick @CSeydel It was a Walmart sweatshirt, garland, hot glue, plastic ornaments and some battery lights. 3y
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FantasyChick Great answers! 11pts 3y
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The tagged book isn‘t my book, but it is by he same author. Cancer: Step Outside the Box is about alternative cancer treatments. Quite an interesting read!

Laura317 Putting aside really to read things I want to read now. 3y
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Christmas Cards and Tags | Meredith Corporation
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Received beautiful cards today in the mail from @MoonWitch94 @wideeyedreader and @EadieB

wideeyedreader Yay! I‘m glad it got to you! 3y
Laura317 And two books on my tbr from Eadie!! Thanks so much! I‘ve no idea how I marked this as a spoiler. Oh well. #jingleballers (edited) 3y
EadieB @Laura317 You‘re welcome! Glad you received the books! Enjoy! 3y
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MoonWitch94 Yay! 🥳🥰 3y
FantasyChick Yay!! So happy everyone's having so much fun with this ❤❤ 3y
Laura317 I‘ve really enjoyed all the beautiful cards! 💕 3y
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Christmas Trees | Robert Frost
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Here is our little tree. I couldn‘t handle our big tree right now, do this little beauty is it. #WinterGames #christmastree #JingleBallers @FantasyChick @Clwojick

FantasyChick So pretty! 11pts 3y
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Starting this. I like Wiersbe, so I am hopeful this will be good! #WinterGames #HolidayRead #JingleBallers @FantasyChick @Clwojick

FantasyChick Enjoy! 1pt 3y
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A Christmas by the Sea | Melody Carlson
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Image won‘t load, but I give this #HolidayRead a solid 🎄🎄🎄 🎄 trees. Predictable but sweet. Just the thing for #WonterGames #JingleBallers @FantasyChick @Clwojick

FantasyChick Awesome! 21pts 3y
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So I am Pointy Toes Maple. Rather boring reindeer name. #WinterGames #ReindeerGames #JingleBallers @FantasyChick @Clwojick

FantasyChick Still kind of cute though 6pts 3y
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A Christmas by the Sea | Melody Carlson
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Don‘t you wish you were in this snug house? Starting this - by another of my favorite Christian authors. #WinterGames @FantasyChick @Clwojick #Jingleballers

FantasyChick Sounds cozy 🎄 1pt 3y
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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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A favorite re-read has become a new tradition. Death as the HogFather is hilarious. #WinterGamed #HolidayRead #TraditionRead #BooktoMovie HolidayLaughs @FantasyChick @Clwojick @Clwojick #JingleBallers

Settings I tried to like your post twice. -_- 3y
Soubhiville I‘ve been thinking of rereading this too! 3y
Laura317 @Settings 😂 @Soubhiville Do it! You won‘t regret spending quality time with Death, a wizard wanting a bathroom of his own, and who can forget Mr. Tea Time?! 3y
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Michollio Death is probably my favorite Discworld character 😆💀 3y
Laura317 @Michollio I think he‘s a top two. I do love Vimes. 3y
FantasyChick Ooops 46. I'm tired lol 3y
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This was a novella about a wedding dress that chooses its bride. Cute story and whirlwind romance, but it‘s sweet. 🎄🎄🎄1/2 #JingleBallers

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Started this novella today. I‘ve read this author‘s other books, and they are all sweet. #WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayRead @FantasyChick @Clwojick

FantasyChick Can't wait to hear your thoughts! 1pts 3y
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Not the tagged book, but I am watching the Great British Baking Show - Holidays. I love the regular show, so I thought I‘d try the Holiday version. #WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayMovie (does this count?) @FantasyChick @Clwojick

FantasyChick Oh I LOVE this show!!! And yes, each holiday episode is 5pts so feel free to binge! 6pts 3y
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Clwojick Classic! 3y
FantasyChick Ahhh! Gotta love a classic! 11pts for #HolidayMovie that's also a book 🎄 3y
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Christmas Eve, 1914 | Charles Olivier
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Short listen about a couple of British soldiers on the front on Christmas Eve during WW1. Well written and performed. #WinterGames #HolidayRead @FantasyChick @Clwojick @StayCurious

FantasyChick Oops didn't notice this on! 21pts 3y
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Christmas Eve, 1914 | Charles Olivier
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JamieArc There is a French film about this that is very good called Joyeux Noel. 3y
FantasyChick Oooh....if there is a movie about it, when you review we could add points for book to movie 😊 1pt 3y
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Just finished this delightful read! On a whim, I took a chance on it. I was not disappointed. I wish sometimes we could go back to simpler times. #WinterGames #HolidayRead #ImpulseRead @FantasyChick @Clwojick @StayCurious

FantasyChick Happy you enjoyed it 😊 If you're playing any of the bingo cards, you can use each book for multiple squares too! 21pts 3y
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Hello, I‘m Sugarplum McBlizzard! #WinterGames #JingleBallers

FantasyChick This is one of my favourite games. I love the names 😂😂 6pts 3y
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Starting this Serial Reader book for #WinterGames #JingleBallers I will add when I finish.

FantasyChick Awesome! 1pt for participation 🎄 3y
mabell I really enjoyed this one! 3y
Laura317 @mabell I‘m almost done with it. It makes me want a Yule log and an old fashioned Christmas. 3y
mabell Doesn‘t it?! 😂 I loved the beginning with the boys coming home from school and their adoration of the old footman 😊 3y
Laura317 @mabell Yes, that was so sweet! 3y
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Christmas Cake Murder | Joanne Fluke
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This book was a no-go for me. I finished it, but it seemed far-fetched. Everyone was perfect, mom had money to throw at anything, and the main character, Hannah, was boring. I kept waiting for action but didn‘t get it. The recipes in the book sounded good if I actually cooked.

FantasyChick Oh no! I was looking at this book too but I might just pass on it now. 21pts for Holiday Read :) 3y
CogsOfEncouragement I almost started this today, but after remembering that I did not enjoy the first book in the series all that much, and reading reviews on this one, I decided to pass. 3y
Laura317 Yeah @FantasyChick @CogsOfEncouragement I can‘t recommend it. 3y
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For some reason I can‘t post an image. I really can‘t say anything that hasn‘t already been said. RegardlessI I love the Audible version. I can see the characters in my head. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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It took me a MONTH to finish this book - couldn‘t concentrate long enough to read! But it was worth reading. I enjoyed visiting my friends in Three Pines and learning a little more about a couple of residents. The story is slightly based on true events. I was fascinated.

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While the family is busy doing whatever it is they are doing, I‘m listening to HP. Loving the audio.

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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Looking forward to #WinterGames. If you are interested, these fine Littens have sign ups and more info on their pages. I just signed up. Rather giddy about the whole thing.

Clwojick Thanks for sharing and for joining in on the event! 💝 3y
LauraBeth Just checking in on you - how are you doing? ❤️ 3y
Laura317 @LauraBeth I‘m doing quite well. Thanks for asking. ❤️Chemo is going well and I‘m feeling stronger. 3y
LauraBeth I'm SO GLAD to hear that! 3y
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I had some blood vessels in my nose cauterized today. My nose is a hot mess at the moment. Stupid side effect from chemo. So, as a treat to myself, I am starting this book. I hope it‘s as good as the others.

Crazeedi I enjoyed this series 3y
CarolynM That doesn't sound like fun☹️ Hope the book makes up for it 💐 3y
Laura317 @Crazeedi Right now, it‘s my favorite series! I‘m trying to draw it out as long as possible. @CarolynM It wasn‘t fun, but the result was good. The book definitely made up for it!! 3y
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Thanks to @Libby1 I have Father Brown stories to read!

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I loved this book of two international pen pals that forged a friendship so strong that they became like family. Important to note: don‘t ever look down on someone who has less than you or comes from deep poverty. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best they can.

LauraBrook I‘m so glad you liked this one! I‘ve got it, unread, on my shelves here somewhere. Hmmm... 3y
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Carmilla | Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
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I can‘t with this Audible freebie. I picked it because David Tennant, but I‘m not into erotica. I know others may love it. It‘s just not my thang.

Laughterhp I looked up this book just because your post said David Tennant! 😂 Unfortunately he doesn‘t read the library version. Only reason I would give this book a try! 3y
Soubhiville Huh. I just started the library version today. I‘m about halfway through and it doesn‘t seem like erotica yet... narrated by Megan Follows. Maybe it‘ll get kinky soon? Lol, I was interested for the vampire. 3y
Laura317 @Laughterhp if you don‘t have Audible, I can send it to you to try. @Soubhiville I wanted David Tennant and a good vampire story. 3y
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Carmilla | Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
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Started this for a spooky listen.

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Body Of Proof | Darrell Brown
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Good overall. It does leave you wondering who killed Suzanne Pilley. Was it the man accused and convicted on no physical evidence or someone else.

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Body Of Proof | Darrell Brown
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I started this Friday night - the Scottish accent is lovely, but sometimes difficult to understand. This book is about going back and revisiting the disappearance of a young woman, and the man who was convicted of her murder with no physical evidence.

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Ghost Camp | R. L. Stine
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Started listening to this today. I couldn‘t find it in the Litsy database, so I found something close. So far it‘s more cute than scary.

ljuliel I picked that one too but have yet to listen to it. 3y
Laura317 It‘s good fun! 3y
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I started this last night. I wish we‘d done pen pals from other countries in school!

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Mehso-so

This book is a so-so for me because the action didn‘t start until the last 1/4. I am not sure I will continue the series.

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Calvin and Hobbes | Bill Watterson
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Some days I am Calvin, but mostly I am Suzy.

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Jane Slayre | Charlotte Bront, Sherri Browning Erwin
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Mehso-so

This book was ok. It was rather slow plodding for me. 2 1/2 stars.