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MamaGina

MamaGina

Joined May 2016

“We live and breathe words. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone.” (Cassandra Clare)
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Picked up this library hold today, immediately read the first three essays, immediately determined I will be buying a copy for my home library 📚❤️🤓

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A Necessary Evil | Abir Mukherjee
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Meanwhile in Calcutta 🇮🇳...

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On a whim I brought home this title from the library last week. The cover attracted me first and the blurb sounded interesting...I‘ve just finished it and, man, it was Good! From the description I got a #1 Ladies Detective Agency vibe but I couldn‘t have been more wrong—Africa is the only thing this has in common with that series, this is too graphic to be cozy, but the character building is fantastic and the author evokes Africa beautifully.

Tamra I will check it out! 5d
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Cold Mountain: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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I think my weather app lacks empathy...but as we all know here on Litsy, cold weather is excellent reading weather!🧣

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sassy. I like it. 1w
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In the Woods | Tana French
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Wrapping up this celebration of the milestone Litsy achievement of #MrBook1inaMillion by watching the tv adaptation of Tana French‘s Dublin Murder Squad which is just starting to air on Starz. I‘d planned on waiting until all eight episodes were out but I just can‘t stand to wait!

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Congratulations to you Jason, aka, Mr Book. You are always kind and encouraging to everyone here, the epitome of a bookish friend.🤓

MrBook Great folks like you make it easy, thank you ☺️🤗! Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔥🔥🔥 2w
Andrew65 😂 I know that impatient felling. Was it any good? 2w
MamaGina @Andrew65 Yes, it was, although I reserve final judgment until I‘ve seen the entire season. I understand it will intertwine events from the first two books and it will be interesting to see how they pull that off. Have you read the books?🤓 1w
Andrew65 @MamaGina Read the first one but not read on yet. I wasn‘t aware of the tv series before your post. 1w
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Liverpool FC's Greatest Goals | Zarif Rasul, Liverpool Football Club
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We interrupt book chat for a little Liverpool ♥️
Enjoy @TrishB and @Andrew65
( Sorry @Lynnsoprano 🤭)
#YNWA

Andrew65 Enjoy the plaudits. I still remember the days of Keegan, Dalglish, Emlyn Hughes et al! 2w
Lynnsoprano 😂 You all were probably the better team last season, and we‘ve definitely had our problems this season. But I‘m not a fair weather fan. 2w
TrishB ♥️♥️⚽️⚽️ 2w
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Liverpool FC's Greatest Goals | Zarif Rasul, Liverpool Football Club
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Back to reading after watching my beloved Liverpool Reds win today❣️⚽️❣️

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TrishB We did well 👍🏻⚽️ 2w
Lynnsoprano I‘m crushed, as much by the fact that I couldn‘t see the match as that City lost 😢 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB Such a sensational win, especially after some last minutes escapes recently. I‘m rooting for them! @MamaGina (edited) 2w
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TrishB @Andrew65 trying to keep my feet on the ground 🤞🏻⚽️😁 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB That‘s not been easy recently. I was a bit worried for them over the last couple of weeks. 2w
MamaGina @TrishB @Andrew65 Loving that you‘re both Liverpool fans!!! #ynwa ♥️ 2w
MrBook Ahhh, a Liverpool fan 😎🙌🏻! That look gooood 😋. 2w
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Snack Attack | Stephen Krensky
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I don‘t want to be critical but I‘m seeing some mighty healthy snacks posted for today‘s #readathon. Is that any way to honor the Tater Tot man, #MrBook1inaMillion ??
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🍫 & 🍿 4Ever 😋

#LitsyPartyofOne
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Mitch I like your style! 2w
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
LiteraryinLititz Great point! 2w
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emilyhaldi 🤣🤣 2w
Andrew65 Very good point, unfortunately my doctor won‘t allow anything but nuts and fruits. Someone‘s going to have to eat my share of the chocolate, candies and sweets. (edited) 2w
Andrew65 Would kill for those m & m‘s. (edited) 2w
MamaGina @Andrew65 oh, I‘m pretty sure I‘ve eaten enough for two! 😝 2w
Andrew65 @MamaGina My hero! 😊 2w
MrBook Love this so much! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 2w
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Salvation of a Saint | Keigo Higashino
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I‘m enjoying this one so much I‘m staying up past my bedtime reading 🛌 📖 💛
#MrBook1inaMillion
#LitsyPartyofOne
#24B4Monday

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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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A hearty breakfast to accompany my first 📖 of #readathon #MrBook1inaMillion. It‘s cheese grits with scrambled egg & ham on top, yum! 🍳

#LitsyPartyofOne
#24B4Monday

MrBook Whoa!!! My kinda breakfast! 😳😎🤤 2w
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I‘m excited to participate in the celebratory readathon in honor of #MrBook1inaMillion 🥳 Picking 📚 is fun!

I‘ll be continuing two books I‘m currently reading-Great Expectations by Charles Dickens using the Serial Reader app and Jim Kay illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Looking forward to starting Salvation of the Saint by Keigo Higashino, Transcription by Kate Atkinson and Belonging by Nora Krug.

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Andrew65 Some great choices, good luck. 👍😊 2w
MrBook Awesome!! Love this, and love you joining the party! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
MamaGina @MrBook 🤗😘🤓 2w
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A Rising Man: A Novel | Abir Mukherjee
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Just a light afternoon snack...🥑🍺 📖

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Apples | Frank Browning
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Off topic but I know there are lots of Litsy foodies out there:

You can keep your pumpkin spice this and that...for me the best taste of Fall is the apple cider doughnuts only available October and November at many of the apple orchards here in Hendersonville NC...melt in your mouth delicious! 🤤

Texreader Sounds amazing 1mo
Zelma I have been craving apple cider so much lately and those looks outstanding. 1mo
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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Starting the first in a new series by the author of the Vera and Shetland series today. Love the introduction...

Lizpixie Loved this one👍 2mo
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My best laid plans have been interrupted! Need to read A Nearly Normal Family before Thirteen because the library informs me it‘s due tomorrow and I can‘t renew as others have it on hold. Started this morning and it has drawn me IN!!!🤓

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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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In need of complete distraction...this may be just the ticket!🤓

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Day Seven: #7covers7days #covercrush

Final day for me and it feels appropriate to finish with a book cover that celebrates all things books and reading! 📚

This was fun, thanks again for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

Cathythoughts Nice cover 👍🏻♥️ im finished my 7 now too. It‘s been fun 😀 2mo
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Pope's Daughter | Dario Fo
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Day Six: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

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Day Five: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

Cathythoughts 👍🏻great cover you have 2mo
MamaGina @Cathythoughts I love it too ... and, btw, The Doll Factory was excellent, highly recommend!🤓 2mo
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Lady Killer | Joelle Jones
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Day Four: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

ANYONE CAN PLAY!!! 🤓
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Day Three: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

Want to play @ReadingIsMyHobby ??
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

batsy I adore these Pym covers 😍 2mo
Ruthiella I prefer the earlier wallpaper print editions but I do have No Fond Return of Love in these covers 😀 (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 2mo
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Tanisha_A Lovely covers, lovely photograph! 2mo
jillrhudy @aimeesue time to go out and purchase Pym (again) in a new cover format - #pymphomania strikes again! 2mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy At this rate, I'm going to have a whole shelf of Pyms and Mitfords. 2mo
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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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Currently reading ... 📖

Cathythoughts I‘ve been wondering if this book will be good! Look forward to your thoughts 2mo
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Day Two: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

Want to play @Copwithabook ??
(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

Leftcoastzen Love this cover,love this book. 2mo
LeahBergen Great cover! 2mo
Copwithabook @MamaGina thanks for inviting me to play!! 2mo
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The Illumination of Ursula Flight | Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Day One: #7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts 🤓

Want to play @LauraAndTaraAndBooks ???

(A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed.)

erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful cover! 2mo
BiblioLitten Wow!! 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
LauraAndTaraAndBooks Eeek, I'd love to. Thanks for tagging me! You're setting the bar high for me with that stunning cover though 🤣 2mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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So far so VERY good 🤓
“The spider‘s web is a home and a trap”🕷

(Bonus Points for a character referencing another favorite author, Louise Erdrich)

Readergrrl I loved this book!! 2mo
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So, in total I currently have 11 books checked out of the library. What am I currently reading? This one from my own shelves! 🙄

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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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My latest library haul! 📚❤️🤓

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This one is VERY good so far ...

BarbaraBB I loved this one too! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm It IS very good! 👍😊 3mo
Cathythoughts Loved it too 3mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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What an amazing and unique tale. There are two distinct narratives and when they intersect it is completely unexpected and stunning. Masterpiece! 🤓

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Loving the tagged book, what a great voice this author has ...

“The longer I live, Burke, the more I have come to understand that extraordinary people are eroded by their worries while the useless are carried forward by their delusions”

(BTW, Burke is a camel 🤓)

BarbaraTheBibliophage Brilliant—both your Bitmoji and the quote! 3mo
Reggie Lolol love this quote!!! 3mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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1️⃣ The Overstory by Richard Powers. I just need to read it already!!!
2️⃣ Chocolat by Joanne Harris. The woman is so good she makes the Wind a character and she made me love the tropes of the precocious child and quirky villagers.
3️⃣ In the words of Buzz Lightyear ... To infinity and Beyond!!! 💫
4️⃣ Maid by Stephanie Land and apparently I'm in good company - it made Obama's summer reading list
5️⃣ BookBabe; Lynnsoprano; booksandsympathy

Lcsmcat J‘adore Chocolat! 3mo
BookBabe ❤️ 3mo
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And MORE library holds! 🤓

Gina ♡ing Little ♡♡♡ 3mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Oh boy, is this one good. I‘m not sure why, but I crave a good western every so often. I‘ve recently rewatched 3:10 to Yuma (the Russell Crowe version) and the Cohen brothers remake of True Grit. I really need to FINALLY read Lonesome Dove, right?!? 🤓

Redwritinghood Yes, to Lonesome Dove! 3mo
Bookzombie Yes! 3mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Picked up some Library Holds 📚 ❤️🤓

Tamra Looks like a great stack! 3mo
MamaGina Of course, as soon as I arrived home I got a text that two more holds have come in! 🙄 3mo
Lindy Inland is waiting for me on the library hold shelf too. 😊 3mo
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Small Spoiler: Just after this passage we meet a hero who helps this hurting child whose parents have died start to heal and that hero is the head librarian ... oh my heart 💔

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This book is breaking my heart! 💔

TrishB Sounds like a good read 👍🏻 3mo
Tamra I really enjoyed this one - distinctive voice! 3mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Hi Litsy Friends, I‘m curious...how many Library holds do you currently have?? I have 13!!! 🤓

(FYI: You do know they‘ll all come in at once, right?!? 🤣)

SamanthaMarie 17 😬 but some are for my husband and a couple are for my son 😂 3mo
Megabooks 10! 3mo
Owlizabeth My library limits holds to 10 at a time soooooo 10!! 3mo
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Redwritinghood Too many! About a dozen. 3mo
Amie 26 books and 3 dvds 😆 3mo
sprainedbrain 15 holds... and 7 loans out right now. 😳😂 3mo
Ruthiella Only two! 😀 3mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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“...and Wynn posited that these were the mother birds with hatchlings who had refused to leave their nests until just before the flames. That was heartbreaking if you thought about it.”

Zelma I‘m reading and enjoying this one too. 3mo
Blueberry Just finished. 👍🏻 3mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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After having read and loved CELINE and hearing Anne Bogel aka Modern Mrs Darcy rave about this one I thought I‘d give it a try and oh boy, I am IN !!! 🔥 🌲 ⛺️ 🛶 🎣

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Wow. This book was perfect. It will stay with me and I urge everyone to read it.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Just starting this one. Am I the only ill informed person who thought The Underground Railroad was his debut?? This one is actually Colson Whitehead‘s NINTH Book! After just a few chapters I‘m kicking myself I haven‘t read him before🤓

Suet624 I knew of four. Not nine! 4mo
rather_be_reading no i also thought "Railroad" was his first until i read the book jacket on this one!!! 3mo
MelissaSue81 I think I knew UG wasn't his first book, but I hadn't read any of the others. I liked this one SO MUCH MORE than UG. 3mo
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If I kept quiet, she might tell a story. But she had to work up to it, like a wave you can see coming from far out. First, she said, she had to find her story breath, which wasn‘t the same as her living one.

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Book Lights are the BEST!!! 💡

Megabooks Agreed!! 4mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Four months ago I had surgery to repair my broken leg. Yesterday I finally was able to move back into my own home. I‘ve still got more recovery ahead-I‘m walking with a cane and wearing a knee brace-and am told it will be another six months before my leg is back to ”normal”. Emotionally I‘m all over the place, but grateful to be back in my cozy environment with all my books again. This title is just what I‘m needing, a fairytale escape!

LiteraryinLititz Wow, what a journey. Congrats on being back in your space and I hope your recovery goes well. 💜 4mo
Lindy Best wishes for continued healing. 🌻 4mo
Bookwormjillk Sending healing vibes 4mo
Ruthiella So glad you‘re back home with your books!😍 4mo
mabell Home is the best place to be. I hope your recovery is exponential now! ❤️ 4mo
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Fireman | Joe Hill
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Proud of my son every day, but especially when he‘s photographed saving a 🐶

DivineDiana Proud of him too! 👏🏻🐶👏🏻 5mo
LibrarianRyan 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 5mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 5mo
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mabell Wow 😮 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
SassyBookworm 👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️🐶 5mo
LeahBergen 💕💕💕💕 5mo
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5mo
Megabooks 💗💗💗💗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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♥️⚽️🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆⚽️♥️

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Thank You All for your kind messages-you‘re encouragement is excellent medicine!!! 💗💕💗

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Breakable | Tammara Webber
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I‘d appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, good vibes and positive mojo you can send my way dear Litsy friends! I‘m just home from the hospital following surgery. I fractured my tibia plateau in two places while out hiking. Lots of challenges ahead and for right now I can‘t even read, keep falling asleep because of the painkillers and muscle relaxers I have to take for the next few days. Thank You 🤕

CouronneDhiver Rest up... sorry that happened 😔 8mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh no! I‘m so sorry to hear that. Thinking of you! 8mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no! Hope you heal rapidly! 8mo
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AmyG Wishing you a speedy recovery. 8mo
Seekingtardis So much love and positive healing vibes headed your way!!!! 8mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! I hope you heal quickly. 8mo
Booksnchill Hope you can get well enough to read soon! Healing thoughts sent! 8mo
DivineDiana So sorry. Sending healing thoughts to you. ❤️ 8mo
Redwritinghood Hope you heal up quickly! 8mo
llwheeler Best wishes for a quick recovery! 8mo
Texreader Many prayers and best wishes coming your way from San Antonio! 😘💜 8mo
LeahBergen Oh no!! Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Reggie Oof, hoping you heal quickly!! 8mo
JoScho Sending love ❤️ 8mo
Librarybelle Sending healing thoughts your way! 8mo
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Paris Dreaming | Anita Heiss
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Yes, please, I‘d like to visit Paris. And yes, I‘d like my room of my own to be inside a bookshop .....

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/paris-boutik?email_link_source=article_secondary&so...

Eggs @Rachel_nyc Thanks for the tag Rachel 💛🤗💛 8mo
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The Illumination of Ursula Flight | Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Let the cover envy begin!

I ordered this because it sounded intriguing then was blown away by the gorgeousness!!🤓

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