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Joined March 2017

Lover of books, Wonder Woman Wannabe ♥️🌠Author of the DOON series, GILT HOLLOW & historical OLIVIA TWIST! www.LorieLangdon.com
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The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick
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Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
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The Woman in the Lake | Nicola Cornick
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This library find hooked me right away! On chapter 5 and looking forward to reading all evening. 🍁📖🍃
What are you reading this autumn Sunday?

Sace I'm reading Litsy posts. For some reason I haven't been reading lately, but I've been enjoying audiobooks. 2mo
LorieL @RestlessFickleBookHoarder That happened to me recently...nothing was holding my interest. I listened to a good audiobook and it helped me out of my slump. 😊 2mo
Sace I've been unable to just sit and read. I have to be doing something (like coloring, crocheting or knitting.) Audiobooks have been a godsend. 2mo
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The Woman in the Lake | Nicola Cornick
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My October TBR!
🧡 The Girl Who Could See is a novella sent to me by the sweet author.
💛 The Woman in the Lake - my second try at a Nicole Cornick novel. But I've heard great things about this one.
❤️ The Beholder - YA historical fantasy by a debut author.
🤎 Gemini - the one I am least likely to finish. Enjoyed the creative format of the first book, but will the novelty wear off? 🤔

LorieL *Gemina is the last book (autocorrect 😯) 2mo
julesG I quite liked all three Illuminae files books. The second is about a different set of teenagers and a different location. I didn't think it got old. My constant excuse for reading YA novels is making sure my kids don't read any rubbish. 😀 2mo
LorieL @julesG That's good to hear! I'll have to make sure I get to it then. I have a perfect excuse for reading YA because I write it. 😆 2mo
julesG I know, I loved Olivia Twist. 2mo
LorieL @julesG Thanks so much!! 😍 2mo
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Outfox | Sandra Brown
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A little Saturday self-care. 🥗📖💓

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Reading slumps are the worst! And I've been in one for months. 🤯 I start books, but they don't hold my attention. So I decided to try something light and entertaining on audio. So far, I'm enjoying this one.
Other suggestions are welcome. 🙂

TaciturnWhenReading I‘ve been dealing with the same months-long slumpiness here as well. Slowly starting a recovery. Hope you find your way out soon! 3mo
LorieL @TaciturnWhenReading Thanks! 🧡 You too!! I'm thinking about re-reading an old favorite. 🤔 3mo
mcipher I‘m doing Beth Kendrick‘s Black Dog Bay series as a re-read on audio. A fluffy funny favorite helps! It‘s been good to feel like I‘m at least reading something I enjoy even if I don‘t actually pick up a book. I hope your slump gets better! 3mo
LorieL @mcipher Great idea! I may pick up an old favorite. ☺️ 3mo
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Study in Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Only on chapter 2, but I find this book absolutely fascinating! And the narrator is phenomenal.

Matilda My favorite Sherlock! 4mo
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The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
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Got this one from the library. ☠️ The first line is intriguing, but not sure I'm in the mood for horror. 🤔 Has anyone read it?

Amaryie I have. I was very exciting for this, but sadly it was a little disappointing. But I don‘t think the horror aspect of it was too much. 4mo
LorieL @Amaryie Thank you. I think I'll skip it for now. In the mood for something a little lighter. 😊 4mo
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On page 225 and I'm vastly grateful this book is over 800 pages. This series just keeps getting better and better! 🍎💗

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Wicked Like a Wildfire | Lana Popovic
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I have mixed feelings about this book. The prose are flawless. The location of Montenegro unique and intriguing. But for me, the plot fell apart a little over halfway through, and the gorgeous prose began to bog down the pace. I skimmed the last 4th of the story just to find out what happened, but the end seemed to come out of nowhere. I won't be picking up the sequel. 🙈

HeatherBlue I felt the same way about this one! 5mo
LorieL @HeatherBlue Good to know it wasn't just me. 😊 5mo
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Sorry I've been away from Litsy! I had to take a break to focus on writing but I'm back to reading and looking forward to diving back into this community that I love! ♥️📚

🔊 Question: What's one of your favorite audiobooks?
Hands down, mine is Salt to the Sea. The four narrators brought the story to life for me and I believe I enjoyed it even more on audio than I would have if I read it in book form! A rare occurrence for me.

Shley9225 Hands down my favourite audiobook(s) are the Illuminae Files audiobooks: Illuminae, Gemini, and Obsidio. It is everything you could ask for an audiobook adaptation and then so much more. 5mo
LorieL @Shley9225 Really? I wouldn't think the format of those books would translate to audio! I'm intrigued...🤔 5mo
Shley9225 It‘s a whole other experience, those audiobooks. People who start with the audiobook can‘t imagine it translating to paper, that‘s how good it is. You haven‘t truly read the books until you‘ve tried both formats. 5mo
LorieL @Shley9225 I'm intrigued...just ordered the book from the library and added it to my Audible wishlist. 😉 5mo
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The Dark Days Deceit | Alison Goodman
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So many books, so little time! ⏳I can't stop looking at this image! (I didn't create it, but would love to give credit to who did if anyone knows!) Today, I'm digging into the hefty Dark Days Deceit.
📚 Are you reading anything good this weekend?

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Remember Me | Chelsea Bobulski
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Really enjoying this time-slip ghost story so far! The writing hooked me from the first page. 🤓

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Current audiobook. I'm way late to the party...or circus! 🎪😄 The prose are gorgeous and so far, I'm intrigued.

When do you listen to audiobooks? I love to listen in the car or while doing housework.

Texreader Like you I listen in the car and doing housework 11mo
DivineDiana Same, but also walking and cooking! 10mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Officially obsessed with this series!

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Doon | Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
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Hey Littens! If you're into interactive story apps, my first book, DOON was just released by Chapters!!! 🤩 If you aren't aware (I wasn't) there are apps where you play stories like a choose your own adventure book. The plots are super simplified, but it can be really fun...like gaming for book nerds!!! 🤓
The app is free for your smart device:
Android: https://bit.ly/2s1lK2V
iPhone: https://bit.ly/2BVw6FZ

jpmcwisemorgan Cool! I have a friend who is really into this type of thing so I‘ll let them know to check it out. I will too! 11mo
LorieL @jpmcwisemorgan Awesome. Thanks! 11mo
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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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Caraval was my favorite read of 2018. Diving into the sequel and hoping it is just as good! ♠️
❇️ What was your favorite read this year???

thevictoriousone I loved the sequel, personally! I hope you enjoy it! 11mo
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Starting this festive story tonight. I've never read this author before, but Christmas on a Scottish island...I'm all in! 🎄📚🥰

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Just because this is so cute! 🍄🍄🍄 Happy reading, all!

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I'm loving this book so much that I've been trying to pace myself so I can make it last. Then I realized the sequel is already out! 😀🎉

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Caraval: Chapter Sampler | Stephanie Garber
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Only a few chapters in, but I'm already hooked! ✨ The voice is immediately relatable, the writing is strong and clear, and the plot is masterful. ✨ Can totally see why it's an international best seller!

Bookishthoughts I recently finished this book. I loved it! Couldn't put it down. I hope you enjoy! 12mo
LorieL @LazyDays Thanks! It's such a good read! 😊 12mo
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Best purchase I've made in a long time!!! Can this bookstore be real, please??? 🎄📚⛄
Do you have a mini Christmas village?

Tanisha_A Oh this is so beautiful! 😍 12mo
Bookish_B How cute!!! 😍❤️ 12mo
Sarah83 So cozy 🤩 12mo
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Within These Lines | Stephanie Morrill
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My current read is breaking my heart. An upcoming YA about an Italian-American girl who falls in love with the son of Japanese immigrants during WWII. The Japanese Internment camp scenes are hard to read, but an important part of our history that is timely today.

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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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Finally cracking open this beauty! 🤩 It's one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I would've read it the moment it came out, but it's been a crazy summer. Now I just need to resist the imposter syndrome I get when reading this author's gorgeous writing!!

Wbabdullah I had the ebook on hold at the library but my boundary issues *ahem* prevented me from reading it while it was on hold. I have since learned to become more organized and I‘ll be ready for it the second time it comes around!! Enjoy! 1y
LorieL @Wbabdullah So far, it's great! I hope you get it soon. 😊 1y
thevictoriousone I freaking LOVED this book. I‘m in love with this whole series. Helene is my favorite character. 11mo
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Alterations | Stephanie Scott
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I think I need one of these! 😁🤩 Happy weekend reading everyone! 🍃

Tanisha_A 😍 1y
Sharpeipup Where did you find it?!? 1y
LorieL @Sharpeipup On Pinterest. ☺️ 1y
Sharpeipup Figures. 1y
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The Lost Girl of Astor Street | Stephanie Morrill
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Love a good historical mystery! Starting this beauty today...♥️🕵️ #historicalmystery

MeganAnn Ooh enjoy! I really liked this one! ❤️ 1y
LorieL @MeganAnn I loved it! 🤩 1y
MeganAnn @LorieL 🙌🏻😊 glad you enjoyed it too!! I so hope she writes more because I‘d love to revisit Piper again 🤞🏻 1y
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Olivia Twist | Lorie Langdon
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Littens! My novel, Olivia Twist, is on audio!! 🎧🎉 Read by the talented Pearl Hewitt who also narrated The Secret Garden and many more historical fiction novels. It's available on #Audible and Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Olivia-Twist-Lorie-Langdon/dp/1974922162/ref=tmm_abk_swat...

🌂No need to read the original first. I've set this story up as a stand alone. 🎩

Texreader Love that narrator‘s voice!! Sounds great!! 1y
LorieL @Texreader Thanks! I think she did a great job!! 1y
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The World of Poldark | Emma Marriott
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1. Adian Turner! I'm on the second season of Poldark and I'm obsessed!
2. Yes, but I prefer to have the windows open weather permitting.
3. Reading or watching TV with my hubby
4. Heights and spiders 🕷️
5. Yes! They're like movies. The first book I wrote was based on a dream. 🤩
@MinDea

MinDea Doon?!? 1y
LorieL @MinDea Actually my first book was a Revolutionary Time travel. I'm planning to release it later this year. ☺️ Doon was inspired by the musical Brigadoon! 1y
MinDea Ooohhhh! So cool! I am intrigued! 😀 1y
rubyslippersreads Excellent choice for question 1. 😍 1y
LorieL @rubyslippersreads Thanks! Gotta love a man who makes a tri-corner hat look hot. 🤩 1y
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Eon | Alison Goodman
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Anyone read Eon? I adore Alison Goodman's Dark Days Series, so thought I'd give this a try. So far it's VERY different than what I'm used to from her.

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Shadowcaster | Cinda Williams Chima
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This series is incredible! Shadowcaster is compelling and original. Over 500 pages that I could not put down! Cinda remains one of my favorite fantasy authors. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Wood | Chelsea Bobulski
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Loving this dark time-travel story!
Sorry I've been absent lately! Returned from China last week and I'm just now catching up. Hope you are all well!

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Olivia Twist | Lorie Langdon
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? Ebook deal! ? OLIVIA TWIST is Only $.99!!! ?This price won't last long!! ?

⭐ Starred review by BOOKLIST!

⭐ "Olivia Twist is an enchanting story, brimming with eclectic characters, intrigue, and a romance that is certain to leave you weak at the knees. Not to be missed!" - JEN TURANO – USA TODAY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

?? https://amzn.to/2I3csdY

TheLibrarian Thanks for sharing. I grabbed this up! 2y
Reviewsbylola We got to meet this author a few weeks ago. She is so nice. 2y
MarriedtoMrT Yay! Great! 2y
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LorieL @TheLibrarian Hope you enjoy Olivia and Jack's story! 🎩♥️ 2y
LorieL @Reviewsbylola ❤️♥️❤️♥️ 2y
Jas16 Just snapped this up 2y
Johanna414 Thanks for the heads up! 2y
Avanders Bought it ☺️☺️ 2y
LorieL @Jas16 Enjoy Jack and Olivia's story! 🎩 2y
LorieL @Avanders Enjoy Jack and Olivia's story! ♥️🌂 2y
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Passenger | Alexandra Bracken
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Been meaning to read this for years... enjoying it so far!

SassyBookworm Love the cover! 2y
LorieL @Chrysta23 Yes, it's one of my favorites! 2y
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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This book... it's so compelling it's disrupting my life! Send help! I need to get my own work done!! 😱

MicrobeMom I loved it! Can‘t wait for the next one! 2y
thewallflower0707 One of my favourite reads in 2018 already ⭐️ 2y
LorieL @MicrobeMom @thewallflower0707 This is my first time reading Holly Black's YA...I need to go back and read all of it now! 2y
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Even the Darkest Stars | Heather Fawcett
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YA library finds! 😍 I've heard The Wicked Deep is a sort of Hocus Pocus retelling...my favorite Halloween movie of all time!
📚 Have you read any of these? Which one should I read first?

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A Touch of Gold | Annie Sullivan
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My weekend read...👑

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Gilt Hollow | Lorie Langdon
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Guys! I finally have an audiobook!!! 🎧🎉 And the narrator did an amazing job!! GILT HOLLOW is a suspenseful whodunnit with a bit of swoony romance! You can find it on Amazon and Audible. 😁
https://www.amazon.com/Gilt-Hollow/dp/B07BFF47GF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=15218982...

Bookishthoughts Yay Congratulations🙌🙌⭐ 2y
LorieL @LazyDays Thank you! I've been working for this for a long time! 😁 2y
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Happy Sunday, Littens! 📚♥️😊 Hope it's filled with beautiful stories...created or read.

julesG Same to you! Thank you for pointing Bookdepository out to me. I've ordered Olivia Twist (and a few other books). 2y
LorieL @julesG Wonderful!! 😍 2y
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I received this book as a gift. I wasn't sure why someone would buy me a children's book until I read it through tears. If I had written a picture book, this would be it! So simple, yet it's truth and inspiration resonates deep with those of us chasing a dream. Instant classic!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Olivia Twist | Lorie Langdon
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It's release day, Littens! 🎩💙🎉 When I found the book at my local Target today I had a hard time leaving it there! Is that weird? 🤗 #authorproblems

rachelsbrittain Congrats!! That's so wonderful 🎊🎉😊 2y
somebooksaround Congratulations!!! 🙌🙌 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Congratulations!!🎉🎉🎉 It must feel amazing!! 2y
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TheLibrarian Congrats!!! 2y
Chelleo Yeah!!! 2y
LorieL @rachelsbrittain Thanks so much! 2y
LorieL @josteele Thank you! 😊 2y
LorieL @ElishaLovesBooks Thanks! It's been an exceptional day, for sure! 😄 2y
LorieL @TheLibrarian Thanks! 😘 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Congratulations! ❤️ 2y
Bookishthoughts 🙌 🙌 YAY!🎉🎉🎉 not weird at all, that's your baby#🌈🌈🌈 2y
Jas16 Congratulations!🍾🎉 2y
LorieL @LazyDays I'm glad you get it! 😄 2y
LorieL @Jas16 Thanks! ❤️ 2y
LorieL @Ashley_Nicoletto Thank you! 😊 2y
Laura317 How awesome is that!?! I‘m not sure I could‘ve left it there. 2y
robinb Happy Release Day! Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
LorieL @Laura317 Haha...I was so excited and taking pics and videos, but it was so early that no one was around. I wanted to tell someone...anyone that it was my book. Ended up telling the cashier. 😄 2y
LorieL @robinb Thanks so much! 2y
julesG Congratulations! I preordered in December, today Amazon wrote to tell me, they won't deliver it until June. I'm so sad. I've been wanting to read it ever since you talked about it in December. 😔 2y
LorieL @julesG I'm so sorry! I just checked Amazon and it says it's In Stock. I'll check with my publisher today! 2y
julesG @LorieL I'm in Germany. And I've checked with several different book shops, online book stores, they all say earliest delivery in late April, early May. It is annoying, since I thought a preordered book would certainly arrive around the publishing date. I could buy the Kindle version, but I wanted the hard cover. Well, I'll just have to wait a little longer. 2y
LorieL @julesG Thank you for waiting! Since the book hasn't been purchased by a German Publisher, availability can be spotty. Have you tried BookDepository.com? 2y
julesG Thanks. That's probably what I'll be doing, bookdepository. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a German publisher to snatch it, it would make a great gift for my daughter (in a few years). 2y
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I love this series, but this is the first book in the series that I've listened to and the narrator's accent is kind of jarring. Kinda wishing I had the actual book. 🙄

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Olivia Twist | Lorie Langdon
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Littens! I got to see the OLIVIA TWIST hardcover for the first time at the American Library Association conference last week and I had to share! 😁 Isn't it glorious!?
And it smells divine...which I think this community will understand more than most. 😉😘

Cinfhen Beautiful cover 😍Too bad it‘s not one of those scratch and sniff books 😉😂congrats 🎉 2y
LorieL @Cinfhen Haha! Wouldn't that be awesome 2y
mabell So excited for its release! 🎉 2y
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LorieL @mabell Yay! Me too! 😉😁 2y
LorieL @Graciouswarriorprincess Thanks! I'm kind of in love. 😍 2y
Djspens I love the smell of books!!! 💕💕 I‘m putting this book on my TBR list! (edited) 2y
LorieL @Djspens Thank you! 😘 2y
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A Touch of Gold | Annie Sullivan
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Here's my deliberately small book haul from ALA Midwinter! I had to be choosy since I had a very small suitcase. So I got a couple of ARCs and a lovely hardcover mystery. The Wonder Woman reading tote might be my favorite tho! 💫🗡️♥️

Mitch Fab tote!👍🏼 2y
callielafleur Oooo that tote!!😍😍 2y
rachelsbrittain Ohh I want that tote 😍 2y
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Having trouble getting into this. I know this is a beloved series right now and I really loved the last book, so hoping it gets better soon. 🤓

Crewgurl I find it best to just put books down and walk away for a couple of weeks when I feel like that! 2y
LorieL @Crewgurl Good idea! 😊 2y
Crewgurl Good luck!! 2y
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Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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Littens! I had the honor of reading an ARC of Fawkes! Bottom line: I loved it!!! Here's my endorsement: "Fawkes is a tale full of spiritual depth, tragedy, and hope. A beautifully written allegory for the magic of faith, with an achingly relatable hero who pulls you into his world heart and soul. A must-read for all fantasy fans!" –Lorie Langdon, author of OLIVIA TWIST

hes7 So excited for this book! 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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1. Tiramisu
2. ANNE WITH AN E - Such a brilliant book adaptation!
3. Zenith - I really wanted to like it, but couldn't finish it. Now it's a NY Times best seller. 🙄
4. Only a few months, but love it!! ♥️
5. Waves to new Littens!

Sills I joined in October and love Litsy❤️📚🙂 2y
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This book starts a wee bit slow, but I love Raybourn's voice so much that I kept reading and I'm SO glad that I did! The characters, the mystery, the historical world building are all fantastic! Will likely be one of my favorite books of the year. I can't wait to read the next installment! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pamwurtzler I just finished that yesterday and loved it! 2y
Crewgurl The second one is sooooo much better!!! 2y
LorieL @Crewgurl I can't wait!! 2y
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Redy2trvl I totally agree that it starts a bit slow, but sticking with it was worth it! Hubby gave me book 2 for Christmas, and I can‘t wait to start it!!!! 2y
LorieL @Redy2trvl I'm envious! I'd love to own these beautiful books, but I read the first one on my Nook. I may have to invest in the entire series! 😁 2y
Bklover Just got this one- looks good! 2y
tracy_anne8 I originally bought the first one on my kindle but I love the covers so much, I'm buying the books now. I just got the 3rd one this week. 2y
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Morning reading...💕📖

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Happy weekend, Littens! I've been so busy I haven't had much time to read lately. Hoping to have reading time this weekend!
How about you? Reading anything good?

Libby1 I‘m reading The Whole Brain Child for non-fiction and Beartown for fiction. Have a good weekend. 😃 2y
RebelReader I'm finally reading 2y
LorieL @Libby1 Have a great weekend! 😊 2y
Libby1 You too, @LorieL ! 🌈 2y
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Doon | Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
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E-book sale! Get it while it's hot!!! 😁

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New cozy reading chair! ♥️📚💛 Happy early birthday to me! 😊

Eggs Lovely 😊 2y
LibrarianJen 😍😍😍enjoy! 2y
BookMaven407 Nice! 2y
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mabell Looks perfectly cozy! ❤️ 2y
MarriedtoMrT 😍 2y
TheLibrarian Looks lovely! I‘m jealous. 2y
LorieL @mabell @thelibrarian Thanks! I'm definitely enjoying it. 😁 2y
CAnne Looks comfy. Enjoy! 2y
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My weekend read. Loving it so far! 💕

MayJasper Another book I would like to read 😊 2y
vkois88 That cover is beautiful 😍 2y
booksandsympathy This is a great book. I also have this cover and I love it. 2y
LorieL @booksandsympathy It is lovely! I'm surprised they changed it. 2y
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