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Librarybelle
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Such an incredible day with an incredible author! She‘s engaging and funny and very knowledgeable. I couldn‘t have asked for a better day. Pictured is her inscription to me in the tagged book. Such a humbling experience.

Incidentally, she found out today that her editor accepted the draft for her fifth book. A few revisions needed, but it‘s slated to be published November 2020.

KathyWheeler Yay! It all went well. ❤️😊 6h
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What the Dead Leave Behind | Rosemary Simpson
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I‘ve been a bundle of nerves lately, a lot due in part to today. This has been a year in the making - arranging the author of my library system‘s One Book program to visit the library system. I‘ve never done anything on this scale before; I‘m so excited and nervous at the same time. My library system is reading the tagged book this month, and in just a few hours, I get to meet the author.

If you haven‘t read these yet, please do. They‘re amazing

IamIamIam That's wonderful!!! Good luck! I'm sure everything will go off without a hitch! 20h
Chrissyreadit What! I‘m so excited for you!!! I love these books!!!!! I‘m pretty sure I read the first one because of you! Then devoured the others! ( #newyearwhodis @monalyisha )have a blast! 20h
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Avanders Good luck!! ♥️♥️ 20h
monalyisha I love this! Congratulations on such successful, thorough planning! I hope you have fun & that you feel proud! 20h
Mollyanna Best of luck today! You got this, and I‘m sure it will be wonderful. I‘ll have to check these out. 20h
Librariana All fingers and toes crossed for you! 🤞🍀 Wishing you the absolute best of luck. Have a fantastic time! 19h
ljuliel I bet it‘ll go just fine. Sometimes the “ thinking about stuff to come “ makes you worry more . You‘ll do great. I hope it‘s a huge success, then you‘ll be excited to try it again and have another author visit. You‘ll become an Old Pro. 📖😊📖 19h
erzascarletbookgasm How wonderful to meet the author and to take on this project. Good luck for everything to run smoothly. 18h
Jas16 Good luck. I am sure everything will go smoothly!🍀 18h
ravenlee Good luck, and I hope you get to relax a little and enjoy it! 18h
Librarybelle The day went perfectly! She is so amazing and very engaging. Thank you for all of the positive thoughts...Littens are the best! @Chrissyreadit @Avanders @monalyisha @Mollyanna @Librariana @ljuliel @erzascarletbookgasm @Jas16 @ravenlee 6h
monalyisha @Librarybelle Happy to hear it! Sounds like you rocked it. 😎 6h
ravenlee Yay! Congratulations on all your hard work. 6h
Avanders 👏🏽🤸🏽‍♂️😘 4h
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Gaiman chronicles the #Superfeats of the Norse gods in this collection. I bought this one based on a friend‘s recommendation, though I‘ve yet to read it. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I‘m thinking of trying this one in audio 21h
Librarybelle @Cinfhen That would be incredible if Gaiman reads it 20h
GlassAsDiamonds @Librarybelle & @Cinfhen - Gaiman does narrate it!! (For some reason his accent always surprises me! I like it, but it‘s always a new surprise! 😂) 20h
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CrowCAH The Gods are super powerful! 19h
Cinfhen Good to know @GlassAsDiamonds Gaiman has such a sexy accent 19h
JacqMac @Cinfhen @Librarybelle I did this one on audio. My kids kept listening in, too. It‘s that good! 18h
Cinfhen I just listened to Mythos narrarated by Stephen Fry @JacqMac It was SO GOOD/ HILARIOUS and entertaining 17h
JacqMac @Cinfhen I‘ll have to look for that. I love Stephen Fry. 17h
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen this is true... 😂😂😂 14h
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J.R.R. Tolkein: A Biography | Humphrey Carpenter
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Don‘t #CountMeOut of this group, but I am not a Tolkien fan. I read The Hobbit years ago, and it was such a struggle. Lord of the Rings holds no fascination for me. I‘m glad there is a huge fan base, but he‘s just not for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #SoaringScores

Image of Tolkien from Wikipedia

Readswithcoffee You are not alone! I couldn‘t even make it halfway through The Hobbit. 2d
Librarybelle @Readswithcoffee Thanks! I had to read The Hobbit for a class so definitely had to finish it. It‘s been years, but I just know it‘s not for me. 2d
Cinfhen I‘m WITH you, too 👯‍♀️ 2d
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Lcsmcat 🙋🏻‍♀️ me too. I much prefer C S Lewis. 2d
Jaimelire I must have tried reading “The Hobbit” three times before I finally got into it. But then in my mid twenties I got hooked and ended up reading all the books and loving them. (edited) 2d
CrowCAH Nice way to interpret your he theme for today. 2d
Librarybelle @Jaimelire That‘s how I was with The Scarlet Letter. I couldn‘t stand it the first couple times I read it, but then I fell in love with it. 1d
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Yesterday began Week Six of this #literarycrew #buddyread . I‘m nearly finished with the week five segment - the last couple weeks have been amazingly busy and stressful, so very limited reading time! Any thoughts on the week five segment? Personally, I‘m riveted by the clash of religions. What a fascinating, yet scary period!

Librarybelle @Melissa_J - for some reason, I couldn‘t tag you above. 2d
Mollyanna Sorry life has been so crazy for you. Hopefully things will calm down soon. I am behind because I had library books that were due. I‘m working on catching up, and am enjoying it so far. 2d
Librarybelle @Mollyanna Thanks! Lots of work stuff. Glad you‘re enjoying the book so far! 1d
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The Woman in the Lake | Nicola Cornick
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Panpan

This book had so much promise, and yet it really fell flat for me. Granted, I did listen to it, and while I did appreciate multiple narrators telling the story, the narrators made everything sound more theatrical than necessary. Long pauses; long drawn out words. The story itself could have been interesting - a gown that haunts its owners - but the storyline seemed disjointed and stilted at times. Not the book for me!

DaveGreen7777 Sorry this book was a disappointment, Jess! 😔 3d
Librarybelle @DaveGreen7777 It‘s bound to happen from time to time. I‘m reading a bunch of other really good books, so that makes up for it! 2d
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Jay Gatsby = the ultimate #PartyMan

#SoaringScores

Cinfhen 🙌🏻🥳🥳🥳 3d
CrowCAH A popular choice of book for today! 3d
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Librarybelle
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Playing catch up on the #literarycrew #buddyread this morning, and I came across this passage. I love quotes that speak to me, especially when I need them right at that moment!

“‘A wise woman realizes this. She keeps her heart as full in times of pain as she does in times of good fortune. This is because her heart is full of trust.‘
...‘We are meant to live our stories whether it pains us or no.‘l

Librariana Lovely quote! 3d
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I can‘t help but think Heathcliff would muse #DidIMakeTheMostOfLovingYou to Catherine, if he could... #SoaringScores

OriginalCyn620 Beautiful edition! 4d
Librarybelle Thanks, @OriginalCyn620 ! It‘s from Book Outlet. 4d
DaveGreen7777 Nice tie-in with the score! 😀👍 4d
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squirrelbrain Ha! I had this one in my head too for this prompt - runs off for a rethink....! 4d
Tamra 💜💜💜 4d
CrowCAH You have a good point. 3d
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The Glass Ocean | Beatriz Williams
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Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White combine efforts to tell various stories in the past and present, all centered on the Lusitania. Such a wonderful story, and an early #LiteraryCrew #buddyread . #TheSkyeBoatSong #SoaringScores

Cinfhen Ohhhh, this one sounds great 🥰 5d
CrowCAH The story of the Lusitania is quite interesting! Ship 🚢 3d
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Congratulations: You Did It! | Katherine Kim, Ariel
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Thank you to everyone who entered my #200KGiveaway ! Using a random name picker online (TextFixer‘s random choice generator), congratulations to @Butterfinger ! I‘ll send you a copy of Dracula via Book Depository. Please send your mailing address to my email address, my Litsy username AT gmail DOT com. 😁

AmyG Congrats ! 🎉 (edited) 5d
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
Gissy Congratulations!🎉🎊👏👏👏 5d
Butterfinger Oh my goodness thank you so much 5d
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Librarybelle
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I posted about this book under a similar prompt a year ago, but it‘s always a good plug for a #ghoststory ...

Nesbitt wrote some nonfiction books before coming to Gettysburg and opening up a ghost tour establishment. He also wrote several ghost books; this one is the first. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤👻 6d
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Librarybelle
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Set in the #MistyMountains of West Virginia, this dual timeline story evokes mystery and ghosts and murder. Another boom I‘ve yet to read; this is my copy from the days of Page Habit. I like the cover of this one! #SoaringScores

Chrissyreadit I did not know this book existed. 6d
sprainedbrain I have this one from Page Habit, too! Still unread. 😬 6d
AlaMich I wasn't familiar with this book but now I think I'll be using one of my Audible credits for it. Thanks! 6d
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MallenNC I haven‘t read that one but I have read her book about Tom Dooley. I also used to subscribe to Page Habit and still wonder how that all fell apart! 6d
Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain @AlaMich It sounds really good! Hope you enjoy it! 6d
Librarybelle @MallenNC I did a few months of Page Habit then cancelled my subscription. I recently saw that the service abruptly ended not very long after I cancelled. Seemed odd to me... 6d
MallenNC @Librarybelle The last month of the service I never got my box, but they had no explanation. Then a week or so later they closed down without any warning. Definitely some kind of mess! 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MallenNC @Librarybelle I have a bunch of unread PageHabit books. Glad I cancelled before they fell apart! Funny thing—I just pulled this book off my shelf to read. 👻 6d
Cinfhen Great choice and I‘m sad to hear that Page Habit went under 5d
CrowCAH I like the title! 5d
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Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell
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Definitely #wicked things are going on in this book! #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 6d
OriginalCyn620 😈🖤👌🏻 6d
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Librarybelle
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It has been so many years since I read this, but I recall pieces of this story. Charlotte is strong and opinionated and ends up working alongside a crew on a ship. #LeavingPort #SoaringScores

JackOBotts I remember reading this, too! 7d
Cinfhen This would have worked for #TheConfession yesterday 💚💙💚 7d
taraWritesSci Me too! Me too! Such a great book ❤️ 7d
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Librarybelle @JackOBotts ❤️❤️❤️ 7d
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Very true! 7d
Librarybelle @taraWritesSci ❤️❤️❤️ 7d
Schlinkles I vividly remember reading this.as a class in sixth grade...it's been a while.
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Zelma I read this in library school for a kid lit class and adored it. Would have loved it as a child. 7d
CrowCAH It‘s actually pretty accurate via the ship sailing stuff and written for middle grade audience. 6d
Librarybelle @Schlinkles @Zelma It‘s memorable! 6d
Librarybelle Good to know about its accuracy, @CrowCAH ! 6d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Reminder that the deadline to enter my #200KGiveaway is Thursday, October 17th, 6pm Eastern time. To enter, create a post about a book on your tbr list that you really want. I‘ll pull a Litten‘s name later that night, and the posted book will be sent to the winner via Book Depository. Every Litten who has entered so far has posted an amazing book! Thanks, and good luck!

IamIamIam Whoo hoo!!! Congrats!!! 6d
Librarybelle Thanks so much, @IamIamIam ! ❤️ 6d
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#TheConfession - I haven‘t had a dining room table for two years now. It‘s become book storage. There are also boxes on the floor. 😂 #SoaringScores

SW-T Mine is usually covered in puzzles, magazines, and books. 1w
Librarybelle @SW-T ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
StayCurious I‘m so glad I found my people lol! 1w
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TheBookAddict 😂💕💕💕 1w
TheSpineView That looks like my bonus room. In my defense, there is a method!❤📚❤ 1w
Librarybelle @TheSpineView I‘ve got a method, too! 1w
CrowCAH Lol you got a lot of books! Poor table 😝 1w
TheBookAddict Is it all Book Outlet‘s fault? I see black dots on the sides of the books... 😆 1w
Librarybelle @CrowCAH I know! It must be sturdy! 😂 1w
Librarybelle @TheBookAddict Yes! Most of these are from Book Outlet sprees! 1w
Cinfhen Best type of problem to have!!!! 1w
TheBookAddict @Librarybelle 😆 I‘m guilty of going crazy on those too. 😅🤷🏽‍♀️ 📚 📚📚📚📚 1w
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 6d
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Librarybelle
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What to say about Evvie Drake? I kept thinking while reading this how human Evvie is - she‘s flawed and complicated, and there were times I could totally relate to her. The middle of this book is the slowest part. I liked this one. My #Newin2019 for #Booked2019 and my #Newin20192020 for #GrowUp #BBRC .

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
StayCurious You‘re doing so awesome! 1w
Librarybelle Thank you, @StayCurious ! ❤️ 1w
Cinfhen #DoubleDip 🍦🍦well done 7d
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I scoured my shelves for a #mysterious #redcover and found this one. I loved this and quickly became a Horowitz fan. Horowitz is brilliant at devising unique story lines. A story literally within a story? Yes, please! #FallIsBooked

DaveGreen7777 Oooh, great cover! 😍 1w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1w
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I missed posting this on Sunday! We‘re on to Week 5 of the latest #LiteraryCrew #buddyread . I‘ve enjoyed seeing everyone‘s posts and reading the reviews of those who have finished. I‘m behind in the readings, so I really hope to catch up by the weekend. Anyone care to share anything about the week 4 segment, or even a comment in general about the book?

Laughterhp I‘m so behind on reading this book! 1w
Jerdencon Wish I had seen this was the book sooner - sounds like a great book and right up my alley. Just requested it from the library! 1w
Librarybelle Not to worry, @Laughterhp ! And join in when you can, @Jerdencon ! It‘ll be great to have you reading with us again! 1w
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Jerdencon @Librarybelle thanks - hope to get the book soon! Do you always read historical fiction for the group? 1w
Librarybelle @Jerdencon Yes, we do! I have to start looking up some ideas for our next book pretty soon, so I‘ll be posting soon on that. 1w
Jerdencon @Librarybelle I‘d love to join you guys - historical fiction is my favorite! 😀 will keep an eye out for the next book. (edited) 1w
Crazeedi @Librarybelle I'm behind too will catch up, and glad to have you @Jerdencon ! 7d
Librarybelle @Crazeedi 👍❤️ 7d
CouronneDhiver Yay! Welcome @Jerdencon 😘😘 7d
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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby | Matthew Inman, The The Oatmeal
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I don‘t think my idea of funny meshes well with Inman‘s idea of funny. Parts of this I did laugh out loud - as a cat owner, I could totally relate to some of the pieces. A quick read with some hidden gems. My cats would certainly agree that they are the best, as they joined me while I read this one. #Zeke #Vladimir #SebastianKitty #catsoflitsy

Sace That title is awesome though 😂 1w
Librarybelle @Sace Totally! 😂 1w
Alora Haha I have this book too! This is so cute lol 😍 I put up the poster that came with it on my wall...and I kid you not my cat chewed it all up. How ironic 😂 “How to tell if your cat thinks you aren‘t that big of a deal” ... and chews it up lol! 1w
Librarybelle @Alora That is hilarious! 😂😂😂 1w
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Girl in a Blue Dress | Gaynor Arnold
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I read this one ages ago, and it‘s one that I‘ve often recommended to people over the years. It has a low rating on Litsy, but I liked it. Maybe it‘s because of the indignation I felt towards Charles Dickens and his treatment of his wife, Catherine. This novel is based on the couple‘s relationship, which has gone down in history as odd and very complicated. I want to read more about her, just to see all the truths. #TheBlueDress #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Sounds like an interesting historical piece about social norms. 👗 1w
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued #stacked As always, thanks for sharing xx 1w
Reviewsbylola Loved this one! It was my first thought with this prompt too! 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hey #TheBreakfastBookClub #GroupA friends - we‘re up to our next rotation! Because it falls on a Sunday, please try to get the book you have out to the next member by Monday the 21st.

Does anyone have Scythe, The Exact Opposite of Okay, Dress Codes for Small Towns, or The Lost Girl of Astor Street? Every other book is accounted for, which is good!

Thanks!

Librarybelle And, @corycatelyn ...I do not have this round. 1w
chelreads Here I am holding everyone up now! I thought I could keep up after the initial hold up but apparently not 🤦🏻‍♀️ I‘ll be mailing out Scythe, The Exact Opposite of Okay, and The Lost Girl of Astor Street to @MrsGreen tomorrow! I don‘t have Dress Codes for Small Towns but that was my book to the club 😊 1w
Librarybelle @chelreads No worries! I think it‘s amazing that we‘re all still in this, after some hiccups along the way. 😁 1w
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MrsGreen Oo, that means I‘ll be getting my original back! Excited to see it! 1w
corycatelyn @hes7 hallie can you email your address again please? I can't seem to find it anywhere 🤦‍♀️ corycatelyn@hotmail.com thanks! 1w
hes7 @corycatelyn Will do! It‘s been a while. 😂 1w
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If I look at my familial #Homeland , I‘ve got ties to just about every Eastern European country, not to mention quite a lot of other Western European countries. Admittedly, I picked up this book for its description of suspense, as well as for the city name in its title, based in one of the many countries I can call “home.” It sounds interesting, with ties to history. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I still haven‘t been to Hungary 🇭🇺 but it‘s high up on my list 1w
BarbaraBB Such a beautiful city 💜 1w
BarbaraBB Hmmm, maybe it is time for a #ReadingEurope2020...? The idea just pops up! 1w
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen I know! It would so neat to see it. I hear Budapest is amazing. 1w
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I love that idea! 😁 1w
Cinfhen Good idea @Barbarabb #DoIt ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 1w
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Okay, let‘s! You want to organize it again, or can I be of any assist/take over? @Cinfhen you‘re in for the challenge? (edited) 1w
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB Shall we co-host? This will be a fun challenge! I know it would give me the push to read more European literature and explore way more regions than I ever have before. Thank you for thinking of this! 1w
BarbaraBB Perfect! I‘d love to be your co-host! 1w
BarbaraBB As a European I have really enjoyed and learned so much about the US thanks to your challenge! It will be fun to explore Europe! 1w
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 😁 Feel free to email me, my Litsy username at gmail DOT com , and we can talk about our plan of attack! This will be so much fun!! 1w
BarbaraBB Great! I sent you an email! 1w
marleed I love this new challenge idea! 1w
CrowCAH Wow it‘s neat you‘ve lived in many places! 1w
Librarybelle @CrowCAH I wish I‘ve lived, or even visited, some of these places! I didn‘t explain well - my ancestors are from various Eastern and Western European countries. I enjoy armchair traveling to these places, either through fiction or nonfiction books. 😁 1w
CrowCAH @Librarybelle armchair traveling is very convenient! 1w
Cinfhen I‘m excited for your 2020 challenge @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle I‘m DEFINITELY going to participate 🧡👍🏻 1w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 🙌💜 1w
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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I was going to post an image of a #blanket with a book I‘m currently reading, but then #SebastianKitty jumped onto my lap. My cats behave like blankets at times - keeping me warm while I read or watch TV. Plus, they‘re so adorable! #catsoflitsy #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!! I‘m in need of a #blanket at a ballgame 🥶🥶 2w
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 2w
Sace He's adorable! 2w
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DaveGreen7777 That is such a cat thing to do! 😹😹😹 2w
OriginalCyn620 He‘s adorable! And a great name too! 🧡🐱 2w
Librarybelle @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Blankets are perfect for ballgames! 2w
Librarybelle Thank you! Sebastian has become more of a lap cat as of late, though he still finds his way into tons of mischief! @Leftcoastzen @Sace @DaveGreen7777 @OriginalCyn620 2w
batsy What a sweet face! 2w
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy ! I can‘t stay mad at him for long when he hangs from my drapes or purposely knocks things over! 😂 2w
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One of the best books I‘ve read. Hands down. President Garfield was assassinated rather early into his presidency. However, Millard argues that the assassin‘s bullet was not the cause of his death. What follows is a riveting, jaw dropping look at medicine and doctor‘s practices of the late 19th century. It‘s so well written and so well informed, a perfect blend of narrative nonfiction and well documented research. #TheCallOfDestiny #SoaringScores

Reviewsbylola Yes!! Loved this book so much! 2w
DebReads4fun Great review! 2w
Chrissyreadit I just saw Assassins and realized I had not learned about Garfield at all. So glad you posted this! 2w
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Librarybelle @Reviewsbylola ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Librarybelle You‘re welcome, @Chrissyreadit ! 2w
ravenlee I really liked this book, too. 2w
Chrissyreadit And I just bought it thanks to a lovely and timely prize from @Sace 2w
Sace Oooo...this looks like something I would like! 2w
Librarybelle @ravenlee ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Librarybelle @Sace It‘s so good! 2w
CrowCAH Sounds very intriguing! 1w
ValerieAndBooks I didn‘t like this (and bailed) because early on, the author described AGBell as a gifted teacher for the deaf etc and overlooked the damage he did for deaf education. I know this was really about Garfield but after seeing that she didn‘t do her homework about Bell‘s background, it made me suspicious of her historical analysis in general. Sorry and getting off my soapbox 😬! 1w
Librarybelle @CrowCAH ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Librarybelle @ValerieAndBooks That would be a disappointment! Thank you for mentioning this. 1w
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The #leaves are just now turning in my area, though the tree in my front yard is still pretty green! I love the vibrancy of Fall‘s leaves and pulled this book from my shelves, not because of the content, but because the burnt orange and dark red colors of the cover evoke such autumn-like colors for me. I liked the book too, though it‘s not my favorite of Willig‘s books. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🍂🍁📚 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍂🧡🍂 2w
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The Art of the Steal | Christopher Mason
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This was a recent #BookOutlet find...

This one sounds interesting! And, it took #ANationOfThieves to devise a plan to swindle art collectors out of millions of dollars. #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Woohoo perfect timing! 2w
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I am a big #sweater fan! Almost stereotypically, as a librarian, I love owning various kinds of cardigans for layering. Pictured is my favorite sweater - not a cardigan! I‘ve owned this since my freshman year in college, and I can‘t part with it. I enjoy the color scheme (pink is my second favorite color, right after black). I recently lost 30 pounds, so I‘m hoping I can wear this regularly again. Paired with a recent library find. #FallIsBooked

keys_on_fire Congrats on the weight loss! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s beautiful and congrats 🎈🎉💗 2w
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LeahBergen That‘s a lovely sweater! 😍 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 👌🏻😊 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 👌🏻😊 2w
Chrissyreadit Wow! Congrats on the weight loss! 2w
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American Writers at Home | J. D. McClatchy
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I love pictorial works that detail someone‘s library. That should be no surprise, and I highly suspect I‘m not the only one in this group who feels the same way! This is a collection of American classic authors‘ homes, including library images. Perfect armchair travel, though the book is a bit oversized. #LibraryOfCongress #SoaringScores

LiteraryinLititz I love seeing people‘s home libraries too! 2w
Cinfhen Would love to flip through this book 🤩 2w
CrowCAH Very cool! 🏠 📚 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks This is such a great book! 💕 2w
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A #TimeBombTown ...or two or three...appears in this book.

I loved this one - Greene takes a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway to see how Russians live far away from Moscow. It‘s an eye opening endeavor, and it‘s quite apparent long held fears still exist. Though written nearly a decade ago, I would argue that some of these beliefs and fears in this book still haunt Russia today. A good travelogue and political piece. #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Sounds like an interesting read! 2w
Crazeedi You always post the neatest book,must add to my "check into this book" list 2w
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I‘m so #cozy I don‘t want to get ready for work! #Zeke #Vladimir #catsoflitsy #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 Aww! 🧡🐱 2w
Leftcoastzen Cozy with kitties !It is the best!😻 2w
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I read this one this year and liked it - definitely fits #ABookSetDuringAutumn ! #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!!! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Loved this one! 2w
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Maarten and his wife move to a small equatorial Pacific Island due to his wife‘s new job. Right away, Maarten realizes life on an island is way different than life in the states. This is a funny exploration of learning to reshape one‘s life, and yet there‘s an undercurrent of serious issues. I think this is the first of his books - Maarten has written a series of sorts about his family‘s adventures. #JourneyToTheIsland #SoaringScores

ljuliel Excellent book. I‘ve listened to all of his and liked them all. Very funny and entertaining. 2w
Zelma I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I don‘t know why I haven‘t gone on to read more of his books, but I keep eyeing the one about China. 2w
CrowCAH I wouldn‘t doubt life in an Island would be different than the city! 2w
Librarybelle @ljuliel @Zelma I thought this one was so funny! I‘m surprised I haven‘t read more. 2w
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Celebrations | Delicious Magazine
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This morning, I made 200,000 Litfluence.

I‘m so touched. I‘ve met so many wonderful people on here. To show my appreciation, I‘m hosting a #200KGiveaway . To participate, on a separate post, mention a book you want to read and why. Tag me & use the above hashtag. Deadline to enter is Thursday, Oct 17th at 6pm Eastern Time. I‘ll draw a name that night send the winner a copy of their tagged book through Book Depository. Open internationally. ❤️

LeahBergen Congratulations!! 👏🏻❤️👏🏻❤️👏🏻❤️ 2w
MicheleinPhilly Congrats Jess! 2w
Lynnsoprano Congratulations! You contribute so much here. Always enjoy your posts. 😘 2w
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Come-read-with-me @Librarybelle Congratulations!!!! 🍾🎉 2w
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Crazeedi Whoohoo!! What an amazing milestone! You are such a great part of Litsy!! 2w
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Lauram Congratulations on your milestone! 2w
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @Crazeedi @writerlibrarian @Lauram ! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
DaveGreen7777 @Librarybelle Awww, congratulations, Jess! 😀 You are such a kind person and your posts are always awesome, you deserve every bit of love and admiration you get from your Litsy family! 🤗 2w
Librarybelle Thank you so much, @DaveGreen7777 ! Such kind words! 😊 2w
ravenlee Congratulations! What a milestone! 2w
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Librarybelle Thank you so much, @ravenlee @Jas16 ! ❤️ 2w
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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PSA for US Littens: if you are interested in reading the tagged book, and your library offers Overdrive/Libby, between today and October 21, you can get a copy free. No wait list. It‘s part of the Libraries Transform initiative through ALA, the American Library Association. #LTBookPick

I‘m snagging a copy tonight after work!

eri.reads Yes I'd just seen this when I opened Libby a few mins ago! 2w
sharread Yes I reserved it. Looks fantastic. 2w
Graciouswarriorprincess I saw this before now and just saw it on the Libby app! 2w
Crazeedi I just saw this on overdrive! 2w
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Hershey's Classic Recipes | Publications International Staff
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My #FavoriteFallTreat has to be a caramel apple. The more caramel and chocolate on it, the better. I‘m a salty and sweet person, so it fits that combination perfectly.

My edition of the tagged book has a recipe I‘ve yet to try, featuring chocolate and peanut butter on an apple. I live not too far from Hershey, PA, so I‘ve grown up Hershey‘s chocolates & have many a cookbook with their branding. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 Yum! 😊🍎 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😋😋😋 2w
Crazeedi I adore caramel apples!! 2w
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I may be the only person out there who has yet to see Game of Thrones or read the books! I actually had to look up #RainesOfCastamere to see to what it refers!

When I think Game of Thrones, I think bloodbaths, the constant vying for power. Dan Jones is a leading expert on all things British royalty in the Medieval times, leading up to the rise of the Tudors. Here is one of his works, discussing the English Revolution of 1381. #SoaringScores

charl08 Nope, you're not the only one! 🙋‍♀️ 2w
Librarybelle Thanks, @charl08 ! 😁 2w
Cinfhen My hubby is a big fan of the author / I‘m gonna mention this book to him 🤓Thanks for sharing and posting 2w
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! 2w
Sace I haven't read GoT either. 2w
Librarybelle @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Maybe I‘ll get to it some day. Too many other books I really want to read! 2w
Sace It doesn't appeal to me in the least. 2w
Librarybelle @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Not my usual reading, either. 🙂 2w
batsy Count me in the haven't watched or read camp 😁 2w
TheEllieMo I‘ve never read it, never watched it, I also had to Google the prompt! 2w
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy @TheEllieMo ! It‘s good to know I‘m in good company! 2w
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t read/watched either and have no desire to. 2w
CrowCAH Nice! Great title and cover graphic! 2w
Crazeedi I haven't read/seen either, is that bad?? 2w
Librarybelle @MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi I‘m so happy to see others who have not read/watched either! 2w
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We‘re moving into the middle part of the book this week! Any thoughts on the third week‘s readings? For me, now that I‘m into the rhythm of the narrative, I flew through this section. So many emotions in this part! I‘m really feeling for our heroine. #literarycrew #buddyread

Crazeedi I'm sorry to be a bit behind, I'll be catching up, had lots of issues lately, haven't been reading as much 2w
Librarybelle @Crazeedi Sorry to hear you‘ve had a rough time lately. No worries about being behind! 2w
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Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
TamAnder Oh man... I finished it. 😂 My reading with the group schedule turned into “This is getting good!” followed by “How did I get to the end already?!” 🤐 No spoilers. 2w
Librarybelle @TamAnder So glad you liked it! Totally fine that you finished. I think a couple others have too. 🙂 2w
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I‘m not the biggest fan of #football (I‘m way more into baseball), but this one sounds interesting. A look at the beginnings of the NFL. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏈 2w
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I gave this one 3.5 stars when I read it a few years ago - good, but it was dry in parts, and didn‘t fully capture my interest in others. Yet, I was completely unaware of this group of men who tracked down art that the Nazis, in true #theraidersmarch fashion, confiscated. It‘s good to highlight the group and to show the trials they went through, and learn of the exquisite pieces and landmarks lost forever. The film was just okay. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I liked the film / fascinating topic 2w
TrishB I was just thinking about doing this one 👍🏻 thinking cap back on. 2w
Librarybelle @TrishB Great minds think alike! 2w
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen It is a fascinating topic! 2w
CrowCAH It is very fascinating that there was this group to recover the lost art. 2w
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At the Edge of the Orchard | Tracy Chevalier
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Chevalier writes captivating historical novels. I‘ve yet to read this one, but she uses research to tell the story of Johnny Appleseed, a folk hero in the United States (yes, he was a real guy). #Harvest #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 Love the cover! 😊🍎 3w
megnews This was the one I was thinking of too! 😀 2w
MallenNC I‘m using this one for Apple later in the month. I have read it and it was good, but I kept thinking I can‘t believe I‘m reading about apple trees. 2w
Librarybelle @megnews Great kinda think alike! 2w
Librarybelle @MallenNC Haha! This will be a good pick for the apple prompt, no pun intended! 2w
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Phryne is a savvy woman who knows how to solve problems. Though this took me awhile to get into, once I got into the rhythm of the narrative, I was hooked. I‘ll definitely continue the series, and it really, really makes me want to wish the Miss Fisher series! #WhoDunItTheSequel

I mailed this out to you today, @bookwrm526 !

This is also my #FemaleDetective for #Booked2019 .

Nute Nice book cover art! 3w
Librarybelle @Nute I thought so too! 3w
MallenNC I have not read the books but the TV show is so great. Worth watching if only for Miss Fisher‘s costumes! 3w
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Librarybelle @MallenNC I‘ve heard the show is fun! 3w
Cinfhen I watched this episode on Netflix series / it was enjoyable 2w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen I forgot at least part of the series was on Netflix. I‘ll have to check and see if it‘s still available. 2w
MaureenMc @Librarybelle Sadly, Miss Fisher is no longer available on Netflix. (It just left mid-September, before I could finish the series! 😩) 2w
Librarybelle Darn! Thanks for letting me know, @MaureenMc ! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review. I‘m bummed to know the series isn‘t streaming anymore, though. 1w
Librarybelle Thanks, @BarbaraTheBibliophage ! It is a shame it is no longer streaming. 1w
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I read this one several years ago - an intriguing look at how pirates helped, in their way, the cultivation of Colonial America. Treaties and blockade running aplenty! #HesAPirate #SoaringScores

CrowCAH Adding to the TB-Rrrr! 🏴‍☠️😊 3w
Cinfhen Cute !!!!! @CrowCAH 😜 2w
Cinfhen And book does sound interesting 🤓 2w
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Jaimelire My dad would love this book! 2w
Librarybelle @Jaimelire If he has an opportunity to read it, I hope he likes it! 2w
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Thanks for the tag, @EadieB !

1. Loved it!!
2. Black with light colored petals
3. Last night, my library hosted the first big One Book program of the month, featuring a local meteorologist who discussed forensic meteorology and what the 1888 blizzard (as described in the book What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson) would have looked like
4. I can barely whistle but can snap my fingers!
5. ❤️❤️❤️
#Friyayintro

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There is a tradition in some towns to host a #bonfire the weekend of a home high school football game. I read this one for a class - it selves into the impact high school football has, specifically in Texas, though it could be argued that the culture is everywhere. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 I still have not read this! 🏈 3w
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I recently unearthed this one from one of my boxes. Using guidance from Austen‘s characters, Henderson provides dating advice. There is a section at the end that details the good and the bad male characters in Austen‘s works. I‘m not sure if letter writing is mentioned, but Darcy definitely is! #DarcysLetter #SoaringScores

Cinfhen Fun!! 3w
CrowCAH Perhaps I should read this and I‘ll find my own Mr. Darcy! 😊 3w
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Yup, there‘s a cozy mystery featuring a #BlackCat . There are actually several, but this one is a bonus, as it‘s set in a bookstore. Haven‘t read this series yet, but a book with cats and bookstores can‘t be that bad, right?? #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😽🖤 3w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤🐱 3w
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#ImperialMarch made me think of this book, which I read for college. Not exactly imperial, but it made me think of the struggles one family witnessed as Vietnam changed leadership and foreign control, and, ultimately, a look at how divided the country came. It‘s a narrative filled with sorrow, but yet also with hope. It‘s even more touching as the author wrote about her family. #SoaringScores

4thhouseontheleft I read this in college too. 3w
Cinfhen This looks just like the types of history books I find most fascinating/ engaging. Thanks for sharing 3w
CrowCAH Definitely part of a dynasty, which is imperial. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm You do have some interesting books! 😘 3w
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I really enjoyed this #orangecover book! Ocker decides to live in Salem, Massachusetts in order to understand the history of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and how that history impacts the city today. He covers so much and really makes you think about Salem. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 3w
ferskner This sounds AMAZING. 3w
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