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Mc_cart_ny

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Joined September 2016

"That's my Lair of Dreams," the creature said. "I live inside the books."
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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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Authority: A Novel by Jeff VanderMeer
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Roanoke Girls | Amy Engel
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This kitty is keeping me company 😻 #HalfBloodBingo #CatsofLitsy

BookBabe 😻😻😻 10mo
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"Because none of our servants were breeding..." Ugh, what a phrase...

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Listening to Becoming and Google Assistant picked up her voice and did a search 😆 I'm ok with Google thinking I'm Michelle Obama!!

Also, while listening to her talk about the girls first days at school after moving to DC I found myself tearing up, what?! Really loving this #audiobook

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My three year old bought me Where The Sidewalk End to read today. I love showing them how to love books ❤️

#RaisingReaders

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Evening reading! 😻 #CatsofLitsy #EclecticReaders

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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So true! I really love this drawing ❤️. Question, three on the left I'm not sure who they are! Can anyone tell me who the witch, the man with the pack behind her, and the little girl in front of Aslan are (my first thought was Alice, but no iconic hair bow)??
#RaisingReaders

nudibranch I wouldn't be surprised if the girl is Matilda. 11mo
Mc_cart_ny @nudibranch she crossed my mind, too! 11mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Finally got my #botm box today!! I also got a mug for meeting a goal with Usborne which also arrived today 😄. Tagged The Kiss Quotient because I think I'll be reading that one first.
Mug says, Stuff I do in my spare time...read books, buy books, sell books, talk about books.... It's pretty accurate 😂

#BookMail

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Lifesize | Sophy Henn
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#bookface with my kid's book. How do I look as a toucan?? 😆

Reviewsbylola Love it! 11mo
Mc_cart_ny @Reviewsbylola thanks 😝 11mo
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1. Teleport!!!! My husband and I wish for this ability every single time we travel lol Or for a portal gun, which is practically the same thing...
2. Marie Kondo via audiobook!
3. Not really.
4. Nothing right now, actually. Last thing binged was Sabrina - SOO GOOD!
5. Can do! 😀

@howjessreads #friyayintro

TheWordJar I find Marie Kondo and her methods fascinating. I did do my sock drawer, and it was great. But I haven‘t gotten much further! 😂 11mo
Mc_cart_ny @TheWordJar 😆 All I've done is organize my kids drawers, either this weekend or next I'm doing ALL of my clothes! Scary! 11mo
TheWordJar Good luck! You‘ve got this! 🙌 11mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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This bit is giving me some Chilling Adventures of Sabrina vibes, very Zelda and Hilda!

#EclecticReaders

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Last year a group of friends and I did a Lord of the Rings reread. This year it's Harry Potter! I haven't touched the books since the first couple of times I read the final book so I'm looking forward to it! #OrderoftheReread

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I finished listening to this yesterday and found that I liked this book more than I had anticipated! I'm going to have my husband listen to the book (it's only 5 hrs!) and I want to read it in physical format too. I've already started folding the babies clothes via her method.

BookBabe Good for you! 🙌🏻 I have been listening to the audiobook, but I‘m kind of feeling grumpy about it. I know she‘s trying to help, but it‘s mostly just making me feel bad. I don‘t know. Maybe if I actually try her method. The idea of taking everything out and putting it on the floor scares me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Mc_cart_ny @BookBabe oh no! I'm sorry it's making you feel bad!! The idea of taking everything out is super daunting to me, but I think I'm going to sort through my clothes this weekend 😳 11mo
Mc_cart_ny And of course my three year old took ALL of his clothes out of his dresser today during rest time 😥 11mo
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Band Sinister | KJ Charles
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New to my Kindle:

Band Sinister - KJ Charles is my #oneclick author 😍
The Deal - #BlameItOnLitsy
Rock Needs River & Snow Gypsy are #FirstReads

#bookhaul

Eyelit I‘ve never heard of KJ Charles, but based on that cover I‘m def going to investigate their works! 11mo
Mc_cart_ny @Eyelit She is amazing, one of my fav #romantsy authors! 11mo
Eyelit Upon investigation I‘m sad that I‘ve not heard of this author earlier. Her books sound awesome! And my library has a bunch of them available on overdrive (tho not the tagged book, but I‘ll be requesting it shortly). I may binge on them during 24in48 😄 11mo
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Mc_cart_ny @Eyelit Awesome!!! 😄 11mo
MarriedtoMrT The Deal is solid. 👍🏼 Enjoy! 11mo
Mc_cart_ny @MarriedtoMrT Yay!! Glad to hear more praise for that one 😊 11mo
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Look what was available on Libby and is also on my TBR! Just started this one 😄 Keeping those #bookolutions

#MountTBR

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐A bit of a slow start for me but this was excellent. So glad I finally read this. Definitely recommend the #audiobook!

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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There was a hold a mile long for the ebook version of Good Omens but no wait for the hard copy!! Today's #bookhaul from the #library 📚

#RaisingReaders
#EclecticReaders

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I read some #poetry to my littles during snack time.

#RaisingReaders

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A good thing to keep in mind. Sometimes I have to remind myself to be more present. 🌼

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Listening to Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up while my son unpacks every single roll of toilet paper 😂

#audiobook

Mc_cart_ny Ironically, this is a section on getting rid of your stockpile 🙃 11mo
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My husband is gone for a long weekend so I've been falling asleep to P&P. Not a bad bed fellow 😘

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Got some reading done while out at a birthday party today!

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Dreaming in Cuban | Cristina Garca
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ Magical realism that I truly enjoyed!! Novel set in Cuba and New York about the women of a family split after the revolution, it moves through different perspectives and different times.

#MagicalRealism

readtheworld I loved this one! And the cover is 💯 11mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Thank you for doing this giveaway, @Redwritinghood !

#boynegiveaway

Redwritinghood Thanks for entering. 11mo
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My #yearinreview for 2018 🎉

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My #bookolutions #in2019 are:

📚Read exclusively off my TBR list! Exception for book club 😉 Hoping to get some of the hardcovers in the picture above finally read! #MountTBR

📚Continue reading more nonfiction.

📚Read 75 books.

📚Read more thoughtfully and more diversely.

#resolution

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Giving myself a gold star 🌟 for finishing 6hrs of reading for the #11thHourReadathon! I read one novella, started and am about 40% through a book I've been putting off (and it's so good too!), read lots of books to my littles, and listened to a picture book in audio format. I'm feeling a bit proud of myself 😊
@EclecticReaders

EclecticReaders Nice work! 11mo
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Dreaming in Cuban | Cristina Garca
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A short nap time means short reading time for me. I'll just have to incorporate reading with the babies 👶♥️📚

#11thHourReadathon

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What a sweet book about love trumping hate ♥️ It's under $2 on #Audible so I made a quick purchase this morning and we listened with our breakfast.

#11thHourReadathon #Audiobook

Ruri_kaichou We've listened to the audiobook so much that when I read the book the girls will gasp after the Stink Bug speaks 🤣 11mo
Mc_cart_ny @Ruri_kaichou that's adorable!! 11mo
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One novella down while Mr. 3 plays, soon the baby will be up and we'll all have breakfast. Maybe we'll listen to an audiobook while eating? I'll definitely get a bunch of board books and picture books in today!

#11thHourReadathon

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Dreaming in Cuban | Cristina Garca
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I adore Pilar. She is very opinionated and her I'm loving her POV!

#11thHourReadathon

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Dreaming in Cuban | Cristina Garca
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📚I'd say The Read Aloud Family exploded my TBR but I own this book, so when my littles are older I can just go back to it for recommendations!

📚 Finally getting to Dreaming in Cuban, I've been wanting to get to this one for the better part of the year! 😄

#BlameItOnLitsy

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Memoir on growing up without any formal education, working in the family scrapyard at a young age, and parents that believe the government is out to get them and that doctors and modern medicine are death traps. Her decision to leave and go to college was an incredible journey. The physical, verbal, and emotional abuse she suffered from her family was disturbing. Beautiful writing. One of the best books I've read in 2018.

#EclecticReaders

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I have no idea what (if any) #readingchallenges or #resolutions I made for this year. But I'm looking into a couple challenges for 2019 and I really like this one by the Reading Women podcast!
My tagged book The Bone People is an excellent book I read in college that is by a New Zealand author (#3)

#ReadingWomenChallenge #Bookolutions

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I've been rereading The Lord of the Rings with a few friends this year, we started at the beginning of January and just finished today, it's been a wonderful experience. ♥️

#FellowshipoftheReread

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Would You Rather... | John Burningham
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1. A library, potentially better chairs and more quiet.
2. I don't know!!! 😣
3. Always cry a little
4. Be without Litsy for a month 😅
5. Always read the blurb!

#BookishWouldYouRather
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When you're reading and see your company named in a book!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I cannot stop reading, forcing myself at midnight for the second day running to put down the book and go to sleep!

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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Almost Christmas! 🎅

#christmasbook #picturebook

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RealLifeReading Hooray! 🎉🎉 12mo
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Amazing Women | Lucy Beevor
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I'm a consultant with Usborne Books and am having a party tonight for some last minute #christmas shopping. If you have little ones in your life that need books I can help you out! Or if you want some #ya, I've got you. And for everyone that loves #audiocoloring I have some really cool coloring books! Let me know if you want in or click the link to shop https://x7810.myubam.com/1118918

#christmasbooks #picturebooks

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1. Christmas Day!
2. The Grinch
3. 🦌
4. Sugar cookies!!! Yuuum
5. @jmtrivera 🎄

@JenlovesJT47 #tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat

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This baby, who is supposed to be sleeping in her crib, fell asleep on me. Whoopsies! So I'm reading instead of grocery shopping. The store will be there tomorrow. 😍

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The Nutcracker | Jennifer Adams
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I've been slowly putting up Christmas decorations during nap time. Getting out #Christmasbooks is fun! I love seeing them out and also reading them 🎄

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Five Little Gefiltes | Dave Horowitz
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We went to a family event at an art museum yesterday and there was a booth handing for PJ Library and they were handing out free books! So awesome! So far I am LOVING Five Little Gefiltes, really cute ✡️

#childrensbooks #litsybaby #raisingareader

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Lots and lots of rain means lots and lots of books!

#picturebooks #litsybaby

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1. Christmas shopping! 🛍️
2. Hoping to get a tree but it looks like rain ALL weekend 😥
3. Sugar cookie with icing 🍪
4. What We Were Promised 📚
5. Tagging @howjessreads 😏

#friyayintro

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The Drunken Botanist | Amy Stewart
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⭐⭐⭐ Not my favorite but fun! An encyclopedia on plants and the liquor they make. If you're into liquor or plants then this might be right up your alley 😁

#nonfiction
#EclecticReaders

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Plane ride home from Thanksgiving and my husband sat with the 3 year old and I sat with the sleeping baby which means I got to listen the @EclecticReaders podcast! 😍
I think Fifth Season is going to be one of my favorite reads of the year!

Ruri_kaichou This was a fun episode to record. 🤓 12mo
jmtrivera I hope you enjoyed! 12mo
EclecticReaders Glad you liked the book, and hope you liked the episode! 12mo
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