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Lifeisasnap

Lifeisasnap

Joined May 2018

Life is a Snap!©️Booking It With Sandi || Book Reviewer, Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1384639-sandra Blogger: https://sandralynnbrower.blogspot.com/ || Sporadic Traveler, & Hometown Helper.
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I‘ve noticed that many bibliophiles have cats. I‘d love to see by emoji who has a cat, who has a dog, or who has both...

I‘ll start: 🐕🐩
#curiousitykilledthecarbutnotthedog #catvsdog #bookcompanion

Librarybelle 🐈 🐈 🐈 1d
AkashaVampie 😣 (means none) would love to have some but would have to pay our landlord so much more money a month 1d
Lifeisasnap @Librarybelle do you have one that rules them all? I can‘t imagine having them all be royalty!! Lol 1d
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Lifeisasnap @AkashaVampie totally makes sense. We didn‘t have any for the longest time for that very reason. 1d
Skeebies05 🐈 🐈 ( both black, both jerks 🤣) 1d
Librarybelle Haha! There are power struggles for sure! All three are males as well, so I think that adds to the dynamic. 1d
Lifeisasnap @Skeebies05 that‘s why as much as i loved my childhood kitty, i could never have another one. I like to be in charge! Lol 1d
InBooksILive I've noticed that too actually! I have 1 🐕 1d
Lifeisasnap @Librarybelle smart move. A female would rule! 😉 1d
Prairiegirl_reading 🐶 but when she does something she isn‘t supposed to she is just extra lovey to distract me. She knows I can‘t be mad at her then. 🤣 1d
Lifeisasnap @InBooksILive what kind? I have puppies- a male and a female: ones a Border Collie the other a Border Aussie. 1d
Lifeisasnap @Prairiegirl_reading i totally get that. Our BC is outside mudding it up. He seems so proud of himself except i told him he now has to wait to come in until his dad gives him a bath. I rinsed him off three times yesterday. The snow is melting making a mess of everything. His sister- clean as fresh fallen snow. 😂 1d
ruskigurl16 🐱 and he rules the roost! 😹😹 1d
InBooksILive Aw I've always loved border collies, they're so smart, it blows my mind. Mine is a husky/chow. He's 6 😔 getting older way too quickly 1d
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha...my cats run me, ragged... 1d
Lifeisasnap @InBooksILive too smart- it gets them in trouble a lot if you don‘t walk them or run their energy out. We do this twice a day. You‘d think I‘d be skinny, alas no. 1d
Lifeisasnap @JanuarieTimewalker13 really? I thought cats were super chill. You must have unique kitties! ❤️ 1d
dariazeoli 🐶 1d
JanuarieTimewalker13 They‘re only super chill when they are sleeping. Lol I‘m always yelling “you‘re supposed to be a cat!!” to my Dean, who, clearly was a dog in his last life. I‘m getting old and ornery, and he‘s a 13 yo puppy-cat. Lol (edited) 1d
Branwen I have three kitties! 😸😸😸 1d
Soubhiville 🐈🐈🐕 1d
BookNAround 🐕🐈🦔 1d
Lifeisasnap @JanuarieTimewalker13 that‘s awesome! 24h
Lifeisasnap @Branwen how fun! 24h
Lifeisasnap @Soubhiville how‘s the dog feel about being bossed around by your cats? 24h
Lifeisasnap @BookNAround a dog, a cat and a hedgehog?? That‘s too cool!!! 24h
Soubhiville She‘s fine with it 😊. They all get along great most of the time. 24h
Karkar 🐶🐶 20h
Lifeisasnap @Karkar two dogs? Me too! What kind? 20h
Karkar @Lifeisasnap I have two miniature schnauzers - Sheba and Zelda. How about you? 20h
Lifeisasnap @Karkar how cute! Mine are a Border Collie and a Border Aussie. One normal size the other a mini. 20h
Enchanted_Bibliophile 🐕🐕🐈 16h
Lifeisasnap @Enchanted_Bibliophile does the cat rule your dogs, or do they all get along well? 15h
Enchanted_Bibliophile Mostly they get along. They are both very protective of her, whenever she gets in fights with other cats they will run to the rescue. Even if she started the fight. 14h
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Are You Eating Candy without Me? | Draga Jenny Malesevic
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When you were a kids did you ever wonder what your parents did while you were away? This adorable book has kids envisioning that very thing. The illustrations are vibrant. The story content is funny, and the kids are cute. The parents have the best roles of all. Sadly, you‘ll have to wait until August unless you preorder it.

Thanks, @PenguinPublishing , #Edelweiss+ for the opportunity to read this adorable book in lieu of my honest review!

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The Family Upstairs review is up on my blog which you can access at: https://sandralynnbrower.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-family-upstairs-by-lisa-jewell...

Ms. Jewel is a master storyteller. #review #newbook #netgalley #atriabooks #lisajewell 🌟

Twainy Argh .. wait time ... 7 more weeks 😫 it was my add-on BOTM & I like to listen/read. Can‘t wait!! 😁 2d
Lifeisasnap For the library wait list? So frustrating! I‘m so sorry! 2d
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Africaville: A Novel | Jeffrey Colvin
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“I‘ll bet you would go, if only to see what prank the boys do this year. Remember last year when they glued a whole ream of colored construction paper on Mr. Geedish‘s Ford?” Kath Ella laughs.. “I have an idea.” “Imagine that.” “How about this year the girls do a prank?” “Halt the bus right there. I am getting off.” “But wait. Let me finish.” “Halt the bus, I said. You are finished.”

—What a funny way to stop her friend from getting carried away.

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Africaville: A Novel | Jeffrey Colvin
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“I‘ll bet you would go, if only to see what prank the boys do this year. Remember last year when they glued a whole ream of colored construction paper on Mr. Geedish‘s Ford?” Kath Ella laughs... “I have an idea.” “Imagine that.” “How about this year the girls do a prank?” “Halt the bus right there. I am getting off.” “But wait. Let me finish.” “Halt the bus, I said. You are finished.”

What a funny way to stop her friend from getting carried away.

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Christmas Trolls | Jan Brett
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My children‘s picture book of the day. Happy December 3rd everyone! #magicofchristmas #childrenbooks #bookoftheday

MoonWitch94 This was one of my favorite books for Christmas as a child 🎄♥️📚 3d
Lifeisasnap @MoonWitch94 how awesome! Do you pick it up every so often to read again? (edited) 3d
MoonWitch94 @Lifeisasnap yes, I do! Especially since I used to work with preschoolers. I loved reading it to them & seeing their eyes light up & hear their giggles. 3d
Lifeisasnap @MoonWitch94 little kids are the best! Have a great rest of the day! 3d
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Santa's Time Off | Bill Maynard
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To Each His Beach
“I wonder if my polar bears
would like to sit in folding chairs
to watch the surf roll up the sand
perhaps they'd rather swim, or stand...“

Have you ever wondered what Santa did on his time off? This fun poetry book about Santa is a joy. The little elves that are with Santa in each illustration are playful & make kids giggle. Even this grownup kid! If you collect children's picture books this is one for all ages! #holidaylaughs

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A Bad Day for Sunshine | Darynda Jones
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#TIL There are so many humanistic truths in this book that I had to keep re-reading to make sure I didn't miss any of the realities this book talks about. I especially liked Page 101 where she talks about the lies we believe about ourselves being the center of the universe from babyhood on to whenever either our parents or the world teaches us the opposite. Still at various times in our lives, we go back to those “lies”. Those lies= bunk. #NFNov

Clwojick 9 pt 5d
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Floating amongst the stars for a year, this is the story of Astronaut Scott Kelly. I have been looking forward to reading this book.

Thank you BookishFirst and Alfred A. Knopf for sending me this book. I‘m out of this world excited to read this.
Blasting off into Mr. Kelly‘s orbit; see you when I land. #nfnov #nonfictionnovember

Deifio He's the one with the twin brother, right? I read Chris Hadfields book and enjoyed it lots, I might need to pick up this aswell. Let me know how you like it! 😘 1w
Lifeisasnap @Deifio yes. His brother, Mark is also an astronaut whom is married to former U.S. House Rep. Gabby Giffords who was shot in 2007 Tuscan, Arizona shooting. It‘s a really good book. 1w
Clwojick 1pt! 1w
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“Inside was a brightly dressed ballerina. Eva turned the key, and the ballerina erupted into life, pirouetting to a lilting lullaby. The ballerina looked enchanting. “I‘ve had that since I was a little girl.” Clara smiled. “And I think it‘s probably time to pass it on to someone like you. Would you like that, Eva?” Eva smiled, and then her face clouded. “I would like it, but Mamma has told us not to gather anything or take anything home now.” #HF

Lifeisasnap This little girl is Jewish in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Sneaking back & forth between her knitting teacher & her Jodenbuurt (Jewish Neighborhood). Clara, an older woman & her teacher gives her a music box to brighten her day after her brothers & father have been taken by the nazis this day, & over the last year. This book is in some ways well written and then other ways not. Story is good, sometimes a little 🌽. 2w
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Like the curious cat, I gotta know, @Cinfhen , or anyone else, what are the hashtags #MOvember and #papadontpreach all about?? I‘m finding all the books fascinating that are playing under those hashtags!!

Cinfhen Ha!!! Cute graphics😻😻😻I‘m hosting a monthly challenge based off of the songs of Madonna (#MOvember) and I guess it was day 21 that the song title was #PapaDontPreach. If you want to join in for the last week I can tag you on the original post. Basically you think of a book that corresponds to either title, lyrics whatever. No pressure and a nice way to interact with others🎶 2w
Caroline2 Cute!!!! 😍 2w
Lifeisasnap @Cinfhen I would love to play. Darn I‘ve missed so many days. I‘ve been wondering for a week, and finally I‘m like, “why don‘t you just ask, duh...” I loved Madonna as a teen, especially the Blue album. Spanish Lullaby was my first song to play for my first child. I just thought it was so pretty. (edited) 2w
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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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Vanessa‘s story is the affects of someone she truly loved & believed loved her & the feeling she deals with after the news that a former student accuses her “beloved” teacher of sexual abuse. As Jessica Williams, Editor, wrote, “what does consent mean and what does it look like?... and to understand that sexual abuse can also look & feel like seduction.” This is a poignant question. All young women should know what abuse looks like.

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A Bad Day for Sunshine | Darynda Jones
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“Two elderly sisters reported a man in the house across the street watching them for hours at a time. Deputies ID‘d the man as a cardboard cutout of Captain America. The sisters grew distraught when they found out he wasn‘t real and were transported to the Del Sol Urgent Care Center for observation.—Del Sol police blotter”

This is from one of the chapter headings of Darynda Jones new series. Each chapter heading is hilarious. 🤩

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I want to thank Ploughing Publishing, @LibraryThing and Jason Storbakken for giving me the chance to read Bowery Mission: Grit and Grace on Manhattan‘s Oldest Street in lieu of my honest review. I‘m excited about adding this book with Edward Rutherford‘s book, New York! Both these books cover so much of my birth state. It will be fun to read more history about the state that gave me my foundational personality traits. #nfnov #nonfictionnovember

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Teaching a Stone to Talk | Annie Dillard
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#TIL:The Franklin expedition an Arctic Exploration in 1845 “Instead of additional coal according to L.P. Kirwan, each ship (3) made room for a 1,200 volume-library, ‘a hand organ, playing fifty tunes‘, china place settings for officers and men, cut-glass wine goblets, and sterling silver flatware.” No Arctic clothes were packed, only their uniforms. Later, skeletal remains & the living men had the silver on them. WTH!Why waste your energy? #nfnov

Deifio However much I love books, this is just plain stupid! 😟 2w
Lifeisasnap @Deifio I guess history can be that way, right?? Some people think treasure is more important than lives. 2w
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The German House | Annette Hess
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“When we opened the doors, some of the prisoners were still alive. About one third. It had been too little gas. The procedure was repeated with double the amount. We waited two days to open the doors this time. The operation was a success.”

Thanks to #Netgalley, #harpercollins and #annettehess for the opportunity to read this novel in lieu of my honest review.

Soubhiville Oh my god that‘s horrifying. 3w
Lifeisasnap @Soubhiville right? This book is about the trials after WWII some 20 years later. Not the Nuremberg Trials though, those were the years after like 1946 or so. (edited) 3w
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1. My favorite word is Killjoy. “Like come on, let‘s go. Don‘t be a killjoy!”
2. 3-4. It too long, not too short. Enough to develop the characters, have a good speed to denouement and not enough length to feel like it was too slow at the end or they rushed at the end to fit it all in.
3. Yes. Working on a YA, usually do memoir or middle grade.
4. @A_bookworms_nook @DaisyLu @ZacharyP

JazzFeathers Great answers. And yayyyy!! A fellow writer! 😁 3w
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The Foyles Bookshop Girls | Elaine Roberts
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The Foyles Bookshop Girls by Elaine Roberts is a tough read for anyone who has lost someone to the trauma of war. This book is from the perspective of the women who were left at home to deal with the effects of war outside the battlefront.

Ms. Robert's writing style is easy & written in a way that you can see Alice & her friends, her family & those who she works for & feel as if you are there participating in all the story. #WWII #HF

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love HF!!! 💗 3w
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Farm-Fresh Cats | Scott Santoro
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What a fun picture book Farm-Fresh Cats. The story will make your kids giggle and the pictures are adorable. Who knew that kitties could grow like a cabbage patch kid? Scott Santoro creates a great bedtime story for those who want to end the day with a kitty yawn. 😉

DrJAdMerricksson Haha, wth? I love that poodle's expression! 3w
Lifeisasnap @DrJAdMerricksson I know, he‘s like, “heck no, we don‘t need no cat!” 😂 3w
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“I watched Phin peel two ten-pound notes from his wad to pay for the expensive sandwiches. “I‘m really sorry I can‘t pay you back,” I said. He shook his head. “My father‘s going to take everything you own and then break your life. It‘s the least I can bloody do.”

Megabooks Loved this line! 4w
Lifeisasnap It‘s interesting the way she is telling this story. I feel the style is very different than her other books. 4w
Jemgirl2014 I'm enjoying this one so much! 4w
Lifeisasnap @Jemgirl2014 me too. It's not what I expected. What about you?
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Jemgirl2014 @Lifeisasnap I read "Then She Was Gone" and "I'm Watching You". I agree. The style is different from her usual style. I love how she ties the past with the present; it's coming together nicely. Great plotline! ? 4w
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1. I love the interaction of groups of book lovers who share their passions & introduce new books to each other.
2. I haven‘t found anything, yet.
3. A glossary for all the hashtags so I knew what they all meant.
4. Daily
5. Yes
6. I‘d love to have a way to find the different readathons, swaps, read alongs etc. to me it‘s like the menu at In-N-Out Burger — you have the menu & then the cult menu that‘s not listed. I want it all listed. Lol

rules?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego For 6 I suggest following @LitsyHappenings they repost most events on Litsy, so you can check there to see what's current. 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The hashtags a mainly a way connect an event, and are ever changing, as new events pop up. The best thing to do is just comment and ask the person what a particular hashtag means... But I know what you mean. It took me forever to figure out what #lmpbc means, and now it's one of my favourite activities on Litsy! (Litsy Markup Postal Book Club) 4w
BethM I agree 👆just ask! Some of us have been here since near the beginning so we forget to explain things! 4w
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ljuliel Thanks for participating ! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I cohost a monthly read along with Christine @TheBookHippie if you want to check it out #BotmBuddyRead 🙌🏻📚 also a pen pals group #LitsyLove 💕 (edited) 4w
Lifeisasnap @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Funny you mention #lmpbc is the reason I starting thinking of what it was all about and made that comment. I still have no idea what it is. 😉 thanks for your comments. 4w
Lifeisasnap @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Funny you mention #lmpbc is the reason I starting thinking of what it was all about and made that comment. I still have no idea what it is. 😉 thanks for your comments. 4w
Lifeisasnap @BethM Thanks! I will remember to ask questions. 4w
Lifeisasnap @ljuliel 🙏 👍 4w
Lifeisasnap @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the invite. I‘ll check it out! Sounds intriguing. 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's so much fun! It's a book club where your in a group of 4 and you pick a book, write your comments in it and then mail to the next person. At the end you get your book back with everyone's comments in it. yYou follow @suvata , she runs it. We just started round so the next sign up won't be until March I think. 4w
Lifeisasnap @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I‘ll keep watching for the next round! Sounds like a lot of fun. Hey, Danielle, is there a group for the #NovemberTBR ? Or just everyone lists what they have picked from certain clubs followed like #MMD which I knew about since I‘ve been following her for years, or Reese‘s Bookclub?? I love the idea of collaging my TBRs for the month. Thanks for all your help. 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I think that's just people posting their TBR for the month, but somethimes different monthly photo challenges will have prompts like that. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lifeisasnap you‘re very welcome!! ❤️ 4w
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Sorry to all my cold ? weather ❄️ loving friends, but this is my type of November! 62°.

And, why yes, those are clean towels sitting on my bed waiting to be folded and put away. ??? my book and the sun were calling me! ☀️? #sunshinesandbooks

Scochrane26 I really need to move somewhere warmer. I don‘t like cold weather. 4w
ljuliel Gosh that looks good. We had sun earlier today and I took a walk, but it was so cold I needed gloves 🧤🧤 4w
Lifeisasnap @Scochrane26 I lived In warm for 25 years moved to cold last year. Such a shocker to my system. This week has been like loved one returning to me after a dark, dreary winter. Although next week we go back to the 40‘s. Even with this nice warmth during the day it‘s in the 20‘s at night. So, I‘m with you in the cold weather. Yuck! 4w
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Lifeisasnap @ljuliel where do you live? This is only temporary for us. We will go back to cold and gloves next week. I‘m taking every advantage I can of the sun while I can! 4w
ljuliel Ohio 4w
Lifeisasnap @ljuliel that is equally as cold. I have family in Geneva. 4w
ljuliel I think that‘s up north, isn‘t it ? Geneva on the Lake ? Enjoy that sunshine. 4w
Lifeisasnap @ljuliel yes, it is. Thanks, it‘s dropping in temps on Sunday. 😬 4w
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“it was not any ordinary sandwich where meat is slapped between slices of tasteless white American bread. This bread was dark and thick baked by an Italian mother in Brooklyn... Petey said, yo, teacher, that‘s my sandwich you et. Class told him, Shaddap. Can‘t you see the teacher is eating?... My students smiled til they saw the principal‘s face framed in the door window. Bushy black eyebrows halfway up his forehead shaped a question.”
#nfnov

Buechersuechtling Oh yes, I remember I liked this one when I read it, which is years ago. 1mo
DefLeppard Really enjoyed this series of books and some of the stuff his brother wrote. 😊 1mo
Lifeisasnap @DefLeppard I didn‘t know his brother wrote books. I‘ll have to check them out. Thanks. (edited) 1mo
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Lifeisasnap @Buechersuechtling thanks. I‘ve never read it until now. I did enjoy Angela‘s Ashes which I think would be so hard to write being so close to his mother. 1mo
DefLeppard Yes his brother Malachy has done a few, the one I read a little while ago was "A monk swimming." Totally different writing style to Frank, Malachy is more upbeat, happy go lucky and a "Jack the lad" type of character. 1mo
Buechersuechtling @DeffLeppard Oh, me neither. But good to know. Thanks for letting us know. Like @Lifeisasnap I‘ll check them out. 1mo
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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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“...Ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!‘”

Kerouac and his imagery!! Gives me the chills.

What about you? Have you read On the Road?? #nfnov #nonfictionnovember

#WIL jack didn‘t like living up to the fame that he gained from writing the “Bible of the Beatniks.

Kaila-ann I have this one on my TBR but haven‘t read it yet. 1mo
Freespirit I haven‘t read it but I should! 1mo
ljuliel This is one of those One of These Days books. I like travel books, but I‘m not even sure if the book is written much like a travel book or something completely different ? 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego "There was no where to go but everywhere" this book is very quotable! 1mo
readingjedi I read it in my 20s and absolutely adored it, read it in my 30s and still loved it but had some issues with it, need another reread now I'm in my 40s. 1mo
Lifeisasnap @Freespirit yes, you should!! 1mo
Lifeisasnap @ljuliel well, I‘m only a few chapters in and it‘s like a travel book written Grapes of Wrath style. Descriptive, full of amazing imagery and even smells. I read it as a teen however, it seems like something I‘ve never read now that I‘m reading it today. It‘s very weird. 1mo
Lifeisasnap @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego so many quotes!! What you don‘t see in the photo is the numerous little tabs marking perfect imagery. It‘s been slow reading because of it. Which I don‘t mind. 😉 1mo
Lifeisasnap @readingjedi you should. To me it‘s a whole new book in my older age. 😀 btw- I love your profile name. 1mo
Lifeisasnap @Kaila-ann definitely move it up your list!! (edited) 1mo
rsteve388 4 pts sounds like a TIL 1mo
Lifeisasnap @rsteve388 yes sorry, that #wil should be #til. Thanks to the points. 1mo
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Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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1. Living: Neil Gaiman
Dead: L.M. Montgomery

2. Neil: how in the world did you come up with The Graveyard Book? It is my nieces and my favorite book to read together.
Lucy: are you more like Anne or Emily?? I love them both!! Thank you for my kindred spirits.

3. More books than I can count!

TheLibrarian 💕 Neil. He‘d be my pick. 1mo
Lifeisasnap @TheLibrarian what would you ask him? 1mo
Scochrane26 Love both these authors. 1mo
TheLibrarian @Lifeisasnap Knowing me I‘d be too speechless and awkward to ask him an actual question. But if I could talk it would probably be a question related to Sandman. 1mo
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Congratulations, Lisa Jewell on the release of The Family Upstairs today! I can‘t wait to read and review it.

Thanks #netgalley and #Atriabooks for the opportunity to read this book in lieu of my honest review.

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#askLitsy is there a trick to get my title cover visible instead or zoomed in like this so it looks more pleasant??

ljuliel I don‘t know of a way to do it in here but there might be and I just don‘t know how. I use an app called Pic Collage where you can do all sorts of nifty things with your photos. 1mo
Lifeisasnap Hi @ljuliel in Pic Collage do you use a certain size format? 1mo
Buechersuechtling Litsy only allows square photos/screenshots, so I take all my images from a distance. 1mo
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ljuliel Pic collage just uses whatever photo you have in your photos. You size it in there. I guess the easy way in here would be as mentioned above, hold the book further away so it turns out smaller. If you‘re doing a screenshot of the cover, that won‘t work though. 1mo
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My #nfnov #nonfictionnovember stack minus Night by Elie Wiesel and Pilgrim of Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard which are sitting in my car.

Suet624 These are all great books. I have a soft spot for Dillard‘s book. It‘s sublime. 1mo
Buechersuechtling 😂 I needed to grin as I saw your post, saying that two books are sitting in your car because I immediately imagined “Fahrenheit 451”, where in the end everybody learns her on his favourite book by heart. Basically, Bradbury‘s story is no cheerful one but I just liked the thought that those two books in your car start declaiming every time you enter your car. 😄 1mo
Lifeisasnap @Suet624 me too. She has such a way of writing. I don‘t think I‘ve read anyone close to her prose. 1mo
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Lifeisasnap @Buechersuechtling ha! I didn‘t even think of that. That is funny. Now, I‘m going to enter my car in a whole different mood. Thanks! 1mo
Buechersuechtling 😂 I needed to grin as I saw your post, saying that two books are sitting in your car because I immediately imagined “Fahrenheit 451”, where in the end everybody learns her or his favourite book by heart. Basically, Bradbury‘s story is no cheerful one but I just liked the thought that those two books in your car start declaiming every time you enter your car. 😄 1mo
Buechersuechtling @Lifeisasnap Ah, giving you ideas‼️😂 That‘s even better than only having them alone, in my own mind. 😂 Cool‼️ Enjoy all your future car rides. 1mo
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Q: What do you do when you stand in line at the UPS Store?

me: I read A View Across The Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman. It‘s better than mindless robotic marching my way to the front.

• thanks #netgalley, #bookouture & #SuzanneKelman for the opportunity to read this book in lieu of my honest review.

@Bookouture

PaperbackPirate I always take a book to the post office for the same reason! 📦📘 1mo
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Saving Fable | Scott Reintgen
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Mr. Reintgen has stolen my heart, his young reader's hearts & replaced it with the genuine courage of a little girl named Indira Story. She is definitely endearing! I found myself in awe of his talent & the way his mind works. I gasped audibly in so many places just on the genius of his writing style. Seriously, this is pure thrilling entertainment revolving around the writing process you seem to forget you aren‘t one of the side characters. #MG

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 1mo
Lifeisasnap Thank you, @CrowCAH! 1mo
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek | Annie Dillard
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I just signed up for #nfnov #nonfictionnovember
I have a few ARCs & home-owned books I would love to read in Nov; although, I‘m also participating in #nanowrimo, so hopefully 6 books make it through besides my own.

You can participate too if you like https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBVYCLpiUfCfne0bs0kkU99tzHQ-5hrJCpRtn0...

What are you reading 1st? Me: Pilgrim At Tinker‘s Creek by Annie Dillard

ljuliel I signed up but do t have any sort of list . I‘ll just choose something last minute I guess. 😊. Cute shoes, by the way. 1mo
Lifeisasnap @ljuliel just picking up a book and reading it is the best way to read. I had to plan my reading so I could fly by the seat of my pants on writing... whatever I am writing. I don‘t even know yet. 😂 my converse are my favorites. They‘ve taken me on many a journey. So thanks for the compliment! 1mo
squirrelbrain Ooh I‘m going to read an Annie Dillard too.... just about to sign up! 1mo
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Lifeisasnap @squirrelbrain yay!! Which one do you want to read?? (edited) 1mo
RedxoHearts Ohh thanks for sharing about this event I will have to check it out. I love interesting nonfiction books 1mo
Lifeisasnap @RedxoHearts I hope you join. Looks like a lot of fun. 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m going to read this be - I ordered a used copy so just waiting for it to arrive.... 1mo
Caroline2 Thanks for the link! I‘ve just signed up! Exciting!!! 👏 1mo
sarahljensen This is one of my favorite books. I read it in high school and have returned to it about every other year since. My book is pretty much falling to pieces at this point. Enjoy! 1mo
Lifeisasnap @squirrelbrain one of my all time favorite memoirs — An American Childhood!! 1mo
Lifeisasnap @Caroline2 yay!! I hope you enjoy participating!! It sounds like a good time! 1mo
Lifeisasnap Yay! I‘m glad you‘re signing up. It sounds like a good time 1mo
Lifeisasnap @Caroline2 yay!! I‘m glad you signed up! It sounds like a good time. 1mo
Tkgbjenn1 I may try this myself 1mo
Lifeisasnap @Tkgbjenn1 enjoy. She‘s a great writer. I hope you like her too. 1mo
Maria514626 Thanks, @Lifeisasnap! I signed up for nonfiction month. I was just thinking I needed to mix in some more of that. 👏👏👍👍✌️ 1mo
Lifeisasnap @Maria514626 I think we all need more NF in our lives if anything just to appreciate (or read) how others live and think. Enjoy the #NonFictionNovember challenge. Can‘t wait to see what you come up with. 1mo
Lifeisasnap @sarahljensen I love Annie Dillard. My favorite and worn out copy is Teaching A Stone to Talk. I guess my copy of An American Childhood is worn out too! What are you going to be reading first for the #nfnov ? 1mo
sarahljensen I just finished Bill Bryson's The Body last night, but I'm not sure which book I'll grab off the stack next. Maybe Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 1mo
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Sarah continued, sighing, “I‘m not sure how long our love will last if you don‘t know how to keep love alive like that. I can‘t see mathematical equations making me feel quite the same way.”

“What do you mean? Mathematics can be beautiful. Euler‘s Identity is said to be the most beautiful equation in the world.” He continued with intense romantic emphasis, “eiπ + 1 = 0.”

Not sure I can handle the cheesiness. I‘m in ch. 2 I hope it gets better.

ReadingisMyPassion Hmm, wondering if I want to try it. 1mo
Lifeisasnap @ReadingisMyPassion It‘s WWII based, not sure how deep it‘s going to get into the reality of the war. Seems mostly romance and depression filled for main protagonist. Let me know what you think of you do read it. I do highly recommend The Last Train to London and if you read the Tattooist of Auschwitz the second book, Cilka‘s Journey. They are excellent. (edited) 1mo
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Moon Water: A Novel | Pam Webber
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I don‘t even know how to describe how I feel about this book. It tore me up. It made me laugh. Moon Water was light and dark & everything in between: adventurous, spiritual, heartbreaking. Pam Webber is a fantastic writer using Hurricane Camille as one of the antagonists with the ability to reach out of the book, into your heart and tear it out of you if you let her. #netgalley #pamwebber #MoonWater

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A Bad Day for Sunshine | Darynda Jones
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Overcast day in Ocala. Good time to read a who-dun-it about A Bad Day For Sunshine, right?
Has anyone read it yet??

Thanks, #netgalley, #stmartinspress and #daryndajones for the opportunity to read the new series about Sunshine Vicram in lieu of my honest review.

I can‘t wait to get to know Sheriff Sunshine Vicram! Coming April 7, 2020

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Moon Water: A Novel | Pam Webber
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“Worry is choosing to be stuck on what-ifs—what might happen, instead of what is happening.” — Chief Brannon

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“They‘d seen the inky form before, always after dark and always from this vantage on the hill. At first, they‘d been afraid; however, it hadn‘t taken long for fear to give way to curiosity. Over the years, they‘d hidden at different spots along the path in hopes of discovering the nighttime visitor‘s identity, but whenever they got close enough to recognize a face, no one showed.” Thanks to Netgalley in lieu of my honest review. Coming soon. 😀

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Circus Mirandus | Cassie Beasley
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“Four Small Words. That was all it took to set things in motion... I need you now..”

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❤️ Heber City, Utah
🧡 50 years young
💛 reviewing books and library borrowing (was a library clerk just resigned.)
💚 married
💙 goddess
💜 started out as my photographer handle. However, life IS a snap if you see the good in it & realize it could be worse.

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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“We‘re told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. They believe our very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That‘s why we‘re banished for our sixteenth year, to release our magic into the wild before we‘re allowed to return to civilization.”

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book is like reading an article in Rolling Stone. It is entertaining, emotionally twisting, full of band gossip, and a rock fan‘s dream. Taylor Jenkins Reid writes so well I honestly didn‘t know if this book was fiction or not. I even looked for Aurora (one of their songs) on YouTube because it felt so real, even though I knew it was fictional. This book should win a Grammy just for the fantastic lyrics contained within.

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The Girl I left behind is the debut novel of Andie Newton, it was released October 3, 2019. This book is about young Ella joining the Resistance to save her best friend. It is well written, and shows a side of the Nazi Regime I haven‘t read or seen in a very long time. Ms. Newton is a spellbinding author. You should read this book if you enjoy HF & books from a different angle. Don‘t forget the Kleenex close it‘s a heart-wrencher!

rather_be_reading welcome back to litsy 📚☕📚 1mo
Lifeisasnap Thank you, @rather_be_reading! I‘ve been away way too long. 1mo
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Onyx & Ivory | Mindee Arnett
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome! Checkout #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. They‘re great and should help you get settled in. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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I am reading a book called Kicks by Nicholas Smith discussing the history of Sneakers and it‘s evolution from a shoe for athletes (track) to the mainstream consumer and its volatility of one brand to another. It‘s a fascinating read. I love a good moving non-fiction story and this is one of those books. So much so I‘ve had to start watching old commercials to remind myself of the genius of those early consumer gobbles of the high priced KICKS.

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"every book, is a way to say, look, there‘s a new way, a different way. Every book in a bookstore is a fresh beginning. Every book is the next iteration of a very old story. Every bookstore, therefore, is like a safe‑deposit box for civilization"

keys_on_fire Welcome to Litsy!! 📚❤️ 2y
RaimeyGallant Lovely quote! 2y
RaimeyGallant And welcome! 2y
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