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Leelee08

Leelee08

Joined May 2016

English professor 📚, romance-novel lover, British literature junkie🎩, Scotland-obessed🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿/autism mom. Reading is life.🤓
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So. Many. Ebooks. I can‘t decide.😬

Megabooks Truth! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Did you decide yet? 2y
Leelee08 @CoverToCoverGirl I did! I‘m going with Nine Ladies (middle row, second from right). It‘s a variation on Pride and Prejudice.💚💚💚 2y
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I‘m so excited to finally get this one from the library! Did anyone like this one?

Catherine_Willoughby Bail for me . Had audiobook edition 2y
Leelee08 @Catherine_Willoughby I have the audiobook too. I‘m ok with it right now, but it‘s dragging a little. 2y
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I just started this, and already the story-within-a-story is a little confusing. Has anyone read this? Does it get better/easier?

LiteraryinLawrence Yes, it definitely makes sense once you read a little bit. I ended up loving this one, so I would suggest sticking with it if it‘s not driving you too nuts to be confused at first. 2y
Leelee08 @LiteraryinLititz Thank you! I‘ll keep going. Just wanted to make sure I wasn‘t crazy.😂 2y
Tamra Keep going! 2y
Jaimelire It‘s good 2y
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Before Jamaica Lane | Samantha Young
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Another wonderful book from Samantha Young. Emotional, HOT, and surprisingly tender. Four stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This audiobook is on sale for $5, and buddy did I scoop it up fast (it came out less than three months ago!). Two Scotsman talking for 11 hours about Scotland? My fave place in the world?? Sign me up!💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💚 #audiobook

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My $14 used book haul from this weekend! Nothing like a used book to make me happy.❤️💗📚

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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I can‘t believe I got my hands on this one! Brand new and covered in plastic wrap, it‘s dying to be read!❤️🚀✨

iread2much That is so awesome! I love Voyager ♥️ 2y
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I‘m on the Freshman Composition Committee within our English department, and we‘ve just started incorporating a book into our classes. They usually have to do with a social justice theme, and I‘m excited to start this one.❤️📖

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This memoir is so good! Written by a speechwriter for former President Obama, it explores the interesting and anecdotal tales of the bright years that were the Obama administration. The audiobook is narrated by the author himself, and he is HILARIOUS. It‘s an excellent listen while I‘m waiting in the school pick-up line.❤️🎧❤️

Amandajoy I thought this was fun on audio. I listened to it around the election & it was great then. 2y
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Angry White Pyjamas | Robert Twigger
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In today‘s edition of “Crazy-Amazing Book Titles,” I present this beauty. I saw it at a used bookstore over the weekend and had to have it based on the title alone. What a breathtaking-ly beautiful, insane combination of words.❤️ #crazybooktitles

Suet624 Sounds awesome!!! 2y
iread2much That is an awesome title! 2y
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This one is good so far! Turney gives enough personality and interesting anecdotes that the science writing isn‘t too boring or dense. I love survivor stories, and this one has my attention and I‘m only 1/4 of the way through.💙❄️🌏

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Prepping to teach my early American Lit class and listening to Hamilton. Appropriate, right?😆💛🖤💛

DimeryRene What a great backpack! 2y
Leelee08 @DimeryRene Thank you! I looooove The Mandalorian!💛 2y
DimeryRene @Leelee08 This is the way 🖤🤍 2y
Leelee08 This is the way.🖤 2y
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The Duke Effect | Sophie Jordan
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Reading in-between teaching! I‘m so excited to get home so I can follow the Inauguration!!❤️🇺🇸❤️🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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I try to read at least 30 minutes a day on this behemoth. It‘s an excellent book, and I loooove using Bookly as my timer.❤️

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IQ | Joe Ide
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I‘m loving this book so far! It‘s a re-imagining of Sherlock Homes. Isaiah Quintan (IQ) is Black man who is possibly on the autism spectrum. After a traumatic experience as a teen, he takes on cases to help people, but also to pay his bills (he lives in the projects in California.) I‘m only a few chapters in, but MAN. Powerful stuff from the very beginning.🔎🔬🕵🏻‍♂️

vivastory Really liked this series. I haven't read the most recent one. I think another one is coming out pretty soon. 2y
mom2bugnbee Ooo! I love Sherlock retellings! Thanks for putting this on my radar. 2y
Leelee08 @vivastory I was so glad to find out it was a series! 2y
Leelee08 @mom2bugnbee You‘re welcome! I‘m glad I stumbled upon it😍 2y
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The Return of the Duke | Grace Callaway
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For today‘s #inspirednewyear challenge, I have to go with some dukes as being the most #charismatic men of my book collection.😍🎩

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TheKidUpstairs 💛💛💛 2y
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For today‘s #inspirednewyear challenge, my #admirable book is Jane Austen‘s Emma. Not only is it my favorite Austen novel, but Mr. Knightley is (in my humble opinion), Austen‘s most #admirable hero.💘

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TheKidUpstairs That is a beautiful cover! 2y
Leelee08 @TheKidUpstairs I think so, too! I collect different additions of Emma, and this is my latest one. I think I paid 50 cents for it at a thrift store.😂😍 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Leelee08 what a great find! I've just started collecting different editions of one of my favourite books: 2y
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Leelee08 @TheKidUpstairs That‘s awesome! It‘s fun to find all of the different covers.🥰 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover!! 💛 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs Which ones do you have? Do you have a pic? I can‘t believe it took me so long to read this one!! 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I've only got two at the moment, I'll post a picture when I can. Unfortunately I've lent two out that I never got back. My former sister in law borrowed my favourite edition, and left my brother before I got it back 😭😭😭 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs ughhhhh that‘s awful!!!!! 2y
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This is my #motivated book for 2021! Instead of guilting myself into another diet, I‘ve decided to read books on positivity. In the long run, I think this is the way to go.❤️💪🏻 #inspirednewyear @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs I think that's a wonderful plan. Love yourself, love your body! 💛💛💛 2y
Leelee08 @TheKidUpstairs Thank you! The encouragement is always appreciated!❤️ 2y
ChasingOm This sounds great! 2y
Leelee08 @ChasingOm I think so too! I‘m excited to start it.❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💛💪🏻 2y
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1. The biggest change for me was letting go of family members and friends who have proven themselves to be racist and unfeeling. It breaks my heart, but I‘m trying to break the cycles.

2. I learned that as long as you keep the people around you that love you, life will be just fine.❤️

3. Actually, I read less than I intended. I teach college, so this year has been crazy.

4. Sarah J. Maas‘s new Crescent City series novel!🧡🧡🧡

Sharpeipup Kudos on #1 I keep hoping they will change but decades of behavior prove otherwise. 2y
Leelee08 @Sharpeipup That‘s the heartbreaking part. 2y
UwannaPublishme Thanks for the tag! I‘m also looking forward to a New Year filled with more love and kindness. 🙏🏻❤️ 2y
Leelee08 @UwannaPublishme You‘re welcome!❤️ 2y
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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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I read this as an audiobook and I was NOT disappointed. It‘s a very emotional, but empowering story that only JVN can tell.🌈💕🎧

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For the Love of Cats | Anna Cavelius
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Superman pose by Mr. Knightley.❤️ #catsoflitsy

TheBookAddict 😻😻😻 2y
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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My Top 12 of 2020! I only got in 50 books this year, but I‘m glad these were some of them. Here‘s to 2021 and our giant TBR stacks!❤️📚🥂

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Any guesses as to what my favorite Christmas present is??❤️ #thisistheway

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Happy Holidays from the most adorable family ever!❤️🎄❤️ #thisistheway #themandalorian

Sharpeipup My husband thinks the mandolorian is yoda‘s uncle. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Leelee08 @Sharpeipup 😂😆🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
Sharpeipup Friends are giving him “lessons” 2y
Leelee08 @Sharpeipup Good idea. I had to do the same thing with my husband when we first got together 😂 2y
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All of these for $5 at a library book sale! I love a good used-book haul.❤️📚❤️🎄

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Do yourself a favor and snatch up this ebook deal! It‘s one of the books in a series about a 10-year-old chemistry enthusiast who solves crimes in 1940s England. I have every book in the series, and they are all awesome.💙 #mystery

suvata I love all the Flavia de Luce books. 2y
MaureenMc Another Flavia fan here! 😊 2y
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Mr. Knightley has this whole “Saturday” thing down pat.❤️😴🐱 #catsofLitsy

Aims42 Squeeee! Look at those toe beans 😍😍😍 2y
rubyslippersreads A handsome boy for #Caturday. 😻 2y
Leelee08 @Aims42 I loooove his toe beans! I‘m constantly playing with them.😂😍 2y
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Leelee08 @rubyslippersreads Thank you! He makes a nice pic.😍 2y
Suet624 😻 😻 😻 2y
UwannaPublishme Hey @Leelee08 ! Nice to see you back on Litsy. It seems like ages. Hope you‘re doing well. Merry almost Christmas! 🤗❤️🎄 2y
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I‘m only 20% in, but WOW is it good so far. I can‘t really even put my finger on why it‘s good. It just is.🧡❤️🧡

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Two very different (but beloved) genres= happy Leelee.💘📚

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I can‘t believe it‘s been so long since I‘ve been on Litsy! So happy to be back. Here‘s to 2021 and may you all have wonderful book hauls!❤️📚❤️

Simona Same to you! 2y
marleed Welcome back! 2y
CoffeeK8 Welcome back! 2y
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UwannaPublishme Great to have you back! You were one of my first bookish friends when I first discovered Litsy. How are you? 🤗 2y
Leelee08 @UwannaPublishme I‘m pretty good, all things considered. Covid has made it a rough year. Teaching has been interesting, to say the least. The university I work at had hybrid classes now, so it‘s making it more difficult for us instructors. Lol. How are things with you? 2y
UwannaPublishme It‘s crazy here too, but we‘re all doing well. Been taking care of my Mom and just staying home. Reading more and snacking more too.🤪 Will be very happy for this year to end. Hope things get easier at your university. At least we can escape every once in a while in our books. 2y
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I got to teach Poe‘s Fall of the House of Usher for the first time today. My college sophomores LOVED it.🖤☠️🏰🧟‍♀️

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Antoni in the Kitchen | Antoni Porowski
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Saw Antoni from Queer Eye in Atlanta last week, and the ticket price included the gorgeous cookbook!📚😍

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I‘m so exited about this book! I‘ve been wanting it for ages (and though I‘m sure the hardback is much more appealing), I found it for $1.99 as an ebook, so I snatched it up!❤️📚

charl08 Loved it (and what an amazing bargain!) 3y
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Looking forward to this one! Lorraine Heath writes such amazing, poignant stories.💙💙💙

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What an interesting used bookstore find...

LauraBeth We‘re going to need to seem some interior pages 🤔😂 3y
Megabooks @LauraBeth For sure! 😉😉 3y
Leelee08 @LauraBeth Right?! I‘ll get them up ASAP.🤣🤣🤣 3y
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Found this on Instagram. Gotta love Emily Dickinson humor.🤷🏼‍♀️😂

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#bookshelfporn ❤️📚❤️

SW-T 🥰 3y
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I‘ve been waiting on the new Tessa Dare all year! Happy Release Day!💘 #romantsy

Dragon I enjoyed this one 💕 3y
Leelee08 @Dragon I can‘t wait!❤️ 3y
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Y‘all. This book is HOT. And well-written. And HOT.🔥🔥🔥

P. S. HOTTT.

BookNAround I have this one on my wish list. Good to hear it both good and hot. 😉 3y
Leelee08 @BookNAround It‘s super well-written. The characters are unique and not stock. I loved it.❤️ 3y
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Bookshelf Design | SendPoints
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Mine is personal significance! Oddly enough, if it‘s organized any other way, I get uneasy.🤣📚❤️

Soscha Mine are “Jammed in in double rows wherever books can fit.” 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'd say mine is personal significance as well. Or maybe organized chaos. Lol. 📚 3y
candority I do height and personal significance! 3y
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Aims42 I hadn‘t realized that I may be a tad OCD with my bookshelf organization until now😂 First by genre, then by height, BUT not tallest to shortest, it has to be mixed up 3y
Zelma Mine is by height/type- hardbacks, trade paperbacks, smaller paperbacks all grouped together. but with the exception of reference grouped together. (edited) 3y
rabbitprincess Stacked and double-stacked! I also sort roughly by genre, but room on the bookshelf is the primary consideration 😬 3y
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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So excited about this one! It‘s been getting great reviews from the romance community.❤️💙❤️

Lovesbooks87 Loved Loved loved this book! I hope you enjoy it! 3y
Leelee08 @Lovesbooks87 Me too! I‘m so glad you liked it!❤️ 3y
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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Jesus, this cat.🙄😂🥰 #catsoflitsy

glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 3y
Jen_Reads That kitty belly is very tempting. 😻 3y
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This was a 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review from me! It had a very unique plot—heroine is an interior designer/hero is a former street urchin & duke‘s bastard—and the sexual tension (some of it is through letters) is HOT!!🔥I think my favorite part of the novel was, however, the heroine‘s backstory. Original, creative, and heartbreaking—all at the same time. Eloisa James does it again!💕💕💕

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Couldn‘t wait to get this!🖤😇😈

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Next up in the TBR pile.📚

P.S. Letting go SUCKS.

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Found this at the thrift store for 50 cents. It‘s so cute!🐱📚#catsofLitsy

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Tabby Cats | Julie Murray
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This cat, y‘all. He can sleep anywhere. This time it‘s a pile of books.🤣📚

Kshakal 😻😻😻 3y
Susannah Aww, so cute! 3y
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Found this gem at the used bookstore for $1.50.💙🇳🇴🇩🇰🇸🇪📚

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Book mail is the BEST mail.❤️📚❤️

marleed Oooh, I‘ve read all but the top book! 3y
Leelee08 @marleed I‘m so looking forward to all of them! I‘ve heard good things.😍😍😍 3y
marleed Unhoneymooners was my favorite! I‘ll be interested to see your favorite! (edited) 3y
Leelee08 @marleed Awesome! I‘ll definitely do a review ASAP.🥰📚 3y
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I am so excited about this book! The tv show is AMAZING, and I‘m pretty sure I‘m in love with Crowley.🖤