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Calvin and Hobbes | Bill Watterson
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Calvin & Hobbes was first published on this day in 1985. ❤️

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Twice in a Blue Moon | Christina Lauren
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Mehso-so

There‘s nothing new in this story. I found myself skimming through most of the last half.

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Pickpick

Full disclosure: I‘m a Rachel Maddow fan and am inclined to like anything she writes. This book contains a history of big oil and gas, the politicians that protect the industry, and how it impacts global politics.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘m taking the morning off from writing up my annual performance evaluation. Instead, I‘m drinking warm coffee, listening to soft music, and reading a book that has escaped my attention for far too long. I feel like I‘m in for an unexpected treat.

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 1w
emz711 So so so good! 1w
Sace I really enjoyed that book. I hope you like it too. 1w
Lifeisasnap You are in for a treat! I own three copies. One hardcover, a trade softcover to throw in my bag and another trade softcover to loan to someone I meet whose never read it! 1w
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Doing my part to #keeplitsyactive. I prefer cake to pie but couldn‘t resist this new one from ATK. The Nutella tartlets and chocolate cherry pie pops look tasty! #foodonthecover

Sharpeipup Pie is under appreciated in my book 2w
Lucy_Anywhere That looks delicious! 2w
ljuliel Thanks for the post. I like cake best myself, but I have a few favorite pies, like pecan, chocolate , butterscotch and peanut butter . Yum. 2w
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😔

LauraBeth I want to read this - how do you like it so far? 2w
Hooked_on_books Unfortunately this sounds about right. 2w
Lauram @LauraBeth I‘m a huge Rachel Maddow fan, so I‘m going to like this book even if it‘s awful. Fortunately, it‘s a great book. 2w
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Lauram @Hooked_on_books I hate that we have politicians that support the destruction of life and the environment so a select few can become wealthy beyond anything I can imagine. 2w
LauraBeth Same - I watch her every night. 😀 Glad to hear it‘s a great book! 2w
Sace I so want to read this book, but at the same time I know how angry it will make me feel. 2w
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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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Bailedbailed

I bailed on this book early in the first chapter. There shouldn‘t be degrees of tragedy when it comes to individuals who are raped. It‘s not more tragic because Jenny was respectful of adults and ”retained a sweetness” that other teenager girls didn‘t have. 🤬

Hooked_on_books Yikes. Not ok. 2w
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The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the magical realism in this book and wish that the story had focused more on Sarah, the Book Charmer. There were too many main characters and the ending felt incomplete. If this is the first of a series, I‘m not likely to read any others.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I‘ve got 20 pages left and am nervous to read how this story will end. These characters are going to stay with me for a long time.

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this story about an ex-con and the police officer who put her behind bars. But I appreciate it for being a distraction during my stressful week.

Jas16 I didn‘t love this one either. 1mo
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Taking some calming breaths while I watch the light on the changing leaves and listen to a new book.

Texreader Beautiful 1mo
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I‘m excited for my Friday night plans- new book, chocolate, and a very early bedtime.

LauraJ Sounds lovely 🖤 2mo
Christine Perfection. 2mo
TheClevelander Have you finished? What did you think? 1mo
Lauram @TheClevelander I stopped to read other things. I intend to finish it soon. 4w
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Day 3 #7days7covers #covercrush

The tomato tart is one of the best things I‘ve ever made.

VioletBramble I love this cookbook. 2mo
Suet624 Do you have to have a million different instruments and equipment to make the recipes? I always get stuck not having the tools. 2mo
Lauram @Suet624 I don‘t think so? Sometimes ATK recipes require expensive ingredients or spices I wouldn‘t ever use again. I either omit them or use something else. 2mo
Suet624 Thanks for the info! 2mo
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Daphne: A Novel | Justine Picardie
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Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Day 1 #7days7covers #covercrush

My thanks to @megnews @TamTracy @Hooked_on_books @Suelizbeth @Texreader for inviting me to share my favorite covers. I‘m not sure there‘s anyone left to tag!

SilversReviews A FAVORITE book AND a GORGEOUS cover. (edited) 2mo
Texreader Yay! I have this book but not read it yet 2mo
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“I‘m in search of something more than a new place, though. I‘m in search of a feeling and a state of being: that magical time when you can‘t possibly predict what‘s going to happen next or whom you are going to meet or where they are going to take you. In this state, everything flows, every surprise is a delight, and new people guide you to special adventures.” 💜

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Mehso-so

Switching from ebook to audiobook was the only way I could get through this book. I had high hopes for this one but thought it was only ok. Other members of my bookclub agreed that the political and environmental issues addressed in the story were heavy handed and more like a lecture. That being said, we all really enjoyed Mary Treat and would like to know more about her.

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I‘m hosting book club on Thursday and started the nearly weeklong preparation by finalizing my 5 selections for the group vote and pulling together a selection of wines. I can‘t wait to see what the group picks!

Trashcanman 🤜👀🤗🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Thank you @britt_brooke I had so much fun opening this packet of bookmarks. ❤️ the sticker. Thanks again! 😁#bookmarkswap

britt_brooke 🤗 3mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 3mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Thank you @megzlynn . I love it! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 3mo
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I‘m ending the day on a positive note following a stressful day at work. I‘ve started a new book and am enjoying live music on this beautiful Wednesday night.

Bookwormjillk I hope tomorrow is better! 3mo
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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Mehso-so

For some reason, reading about financial crimes makes me nervous. My intense dislike for the handsome attorney nearly ruined the book for me.

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It‘s here! Thank you! @britt_brooke

britt_brooke 💚 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
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Tonight, I was determined to make some progress on the tagged audiobook and collect some XP in the city square. I‘ve always liked the look of this building and would love to visit the upper floors.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Its here! Thanks you, @megzlynn I‘m looking forward to opening day. 😁

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. 3mo
megzlynn Hope you love it! 💕 3mo
Lauram @megzlynn I‘m sure I will love it! It‘s going to be really tough to wait a week. 3mo
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megzlynn @Lauram I know! 3mo
Lauram @megzlynn I‘m going to include the sealed envelope in all future posts. 3mo
megzlynn @Lauram Sounds good!! 3mo
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Bookmark | G. L. Tomas
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I forgot to take a photo of the packages that I went out today. It‘s really rare for there to be no line at the post offices I visit, but today I was in luck. There were 2 other visitors making their way to mail packages, but I made sure I won that race and only remembered the photo when they were taken from me. My packages should be delivered on Saturday. #bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan yeahh 3mo
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Just a Normal Tuesday | Kim Turrisi
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. My favorite part-time job was sorting and shelving library books.

2. I go back to work tomorrow to start my 20th year in the schools. After all this time, I‘m still surprised I ended up working with children.

TheSpineView I admire you for teaching. Not something I could do. 3mo
Lauram @TheSpineView I couldn‘t teach either! I‘m an occupational therapist employed by a school district. Teachers deserve every bit of admiration, recognition, and money. My home state has made teaching difficult. (edited) 3mo
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At book club tonight, there was laughter, yummy cheese grits, and strong feelings expressed for/against the tagged book. I was too distracted by the newest family members (sisters Nebula and Ruth Bader Ginsburg) to offer much of an opinion.

LiteraryinLititz What sweet faces! 4mo
rretzler 😻 4mo
brit91 Cutie pies!😻😻 4mo
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Dragonfairykats Awww, so cute! I er 4mo
Dragonfairykats Ack! Hit send too early! I really liked the book, enough to buy it afterwards 4mo
tammysue Aww cute! 💗 4mo
8little_paws Cute little ones 😍 4mo
Crazeedi Adorable!! So very sweet!😻😻 3mo
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Z - A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I‘m enjoying a new audiobook on this gorgeous evening. George has led me to my dad‘s house to find something to kill.

Crazeedi Great book!! 4mo
brit91 😻😻😻😻😻 4mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Pickpick

I started this late last night and couldn‘t put it down until I‘d finished the book. It‘s funny, enjoyable, and completely predictable. #LitsyAtoZ

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I‘m taking a quick break from my back to work errands to start this book I won earlier this year.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I managed to fit in a book each day for #TheReadingRush for a total of 2088 pages read.

Camp Austen ⭐️⭐️
All The Way Home ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y‘all Don‘t Even Know ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ready Player One ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
On Turpentine Road ⭐️⭐️
My Oxford Year ⭐️⭐️⭐️
You‘ll Always Have Tara ⭐️⭐️

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wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Andrew65 That‘s a great total and a lot of books finished. Well done, a wonderful achievement. 👏👏👏🙌😊 🥳🎊🎉 (edited) 4mo
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Aside from knowing Garfield was born in the Cleveland area, I knew very little about his time as POTUS or his murder. I thought this book was one of the best I‘d read this year (leaving aside my feelings about AG Bell). It‘s astonishing to me that it took so long for germ theory/sterile practices to become recognized in medical practice. Garfield‘s death was gruesome and unnecessary.

Lauram The photo was taken last fall along the canal towpath where Garfield worked when he was young. It‘s one of my favorite walking spots. 4mo
Bookwormjillk Where is that? 4mo
Lauram @bookwormjillk The Ohio and Erie Canal in the National Park. This photo was taken in the Valley View/Sagamore Hills area. 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Lauram cool! We walk in the park a lot when we‘re in town. Didn‘t know about the Garfield connection 4mo
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My Oxford Year | Julia Whelan
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I‘m attending my first PD for the upcoming school year. The content this morning was a bit dry and repetitive and I expect the same this afternoon. I‘m going to start book 5 for #TheReadingRush

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Day 4, Book #4 of #thereadingrush

I‘ve enjoyed waking up early to start my day with an hour or two of reading. 📚

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There‘s just no way to make this picture look good. It‘s dark, loud, and cold in here. I‘m up for Auntie of the Year award and happy that the kids don‘t need me to move from this corner of the waiting room. Day 2 of #TheReadingRush

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I picked this library book to meet #LetterG requirement of my #LitsyAtoZ. It‘s one of the best books I‘ve read this year. Clementine‘s story is heartbreaking and tragic.

“When you don‘t belong to a country, the world decides that you don‘t deserve a thing.”

😢

DebinHawaii I really loved this one. It was great in audiobook too. 📚❤️ 4mo
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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A perfect Monday morning. I think it‘s going to be a great week. #thereadingrush

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy this, a book I keep meaning to get to. 4mo
Lauram @Andrew65 I am really enjoying this book! I‘m listening to the soundtrack on Hoopla and I‘ve been distracting myself with texts to my brother in law. I think he‘d really like this book. 4mo
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I can‘t imagine anything better than a 7 day Readathon with #TheReadingRush before I kick back to work preparation into high gear. My TBR pile has been assembled.

Eyelit Nice! I‘ve got my list compiled, I just haven‘t gathered the books together yet. I should get on that! 😁 4mo
Andrew65 A great TBR! 4mo
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For anyone who may be looking for children‘s books, this was an ad that popped up today on my Facebook feed. The sale ends at 11:59 TONIGHT.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/50-books-for--50--re...

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Bailedbailed

This book is making me anxious. I probably should give it 20 or so more pages before I officially bail, but there are so many books waiting to be read. I‘ll try again in a few months.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Pickpick

Wow. I really liked this book and found it impossible to put down.

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I started this library book during the drive to the lake this morning with my dad. The tall ships have returned for a weekend visit.

Texreader Tall ships are amazing!! 4mo
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 4mo
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Johnstown Flood | David McCullough
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I finished this book 4 months ago for #Johnstownread. This was my third book by McCullough and probably my favorite of the three. McCullough gives plenty of information that helped me to better understand all of the factors that made the flood so disastrous.

Lauram A friend of mine read the book with me. On Friday and Saturday, we went on a mini road trip to visit the Johnstown area. The above pictures are from our tour. We walked on dam remnants, went inside the exclusive clubhouse that was once lakefront property, drove by the stone bridge that blocked burning debris, and visited the cemetery where the flood victims were buried.

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Librarybelle I need to visit Johnstown and visit the sites as well. It sounds like a good visit, but yet also a humbling one. Thank you for sharing! 4mo
Amiable Oh, I loved this one, too. I‘m a big fan of McCullough and I thought this was one of his best. 4mo
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Crazeedi @Lauram do you live in PA? Ive been through Johnstown but have never visited the places. I've read a couple great books about the flood, so sad the things that were ignored 4mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle then you can drive 90 minutes north and visit me!😉😍 4mo
Lauram @Librarybelle I‘ll give you plenty of notification if there‘s another McCullough trip in my future! The NPS tour around the dam and lake was really great. (edited) 4mo
Lauram @Crazeedi No, I don‘t live I. PA. I‘m in North East Ohio. 4mo
Crazeedi @Lauram ❤👍 4mo
Crazeedi @Lauram you're close to me anyway I'm sure, we vacation at pymatuning, we live near venango/clarion/butler county line! 4mo
kspenmoll This was such a great book! 4mo
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Mehso-so

I finally finished this book last week after numerous attempts over the last few months. There‘s a lot going on in this book- timeline changes, side stories of minor characters, and twists that (too) neatly wrap up the story.

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Friday night in the park #Litsywalkers

rather_be_reading gorgeous 😍 5mo
JacqMac Beautiful! 5mo
JaclynW Lovely. 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm It looks mysterious..love it 👍 5mo
mcipher So gorgeous!! ♥️ 5mo
Ericalambbrown That picture is amazing! 😍 4mo
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Summer Nights | Susan Mallery
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I didn‘t listen to an audiobook tonight. Instead, had a nice walk with my sister and listened to nature. #Litsywalkers

DivineDiana Gorgeous! 💗 4mo
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After I Do: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Stated listening to a new book while walking and Pottering along the creek.

Bookwormjillk Beautiful! 5mo
Bklover Pretty! 5mo
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“Why does the typical adventuring group consist of a wizard, a warrior, and a rogue, anyway? It should really be a wizard, a warrior, and a rich guy. Otherwise who‘s going to pay for all the swords and spells and hotel rooms?”

I really want Robin Sloan to be my friend.

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