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Megabooks

Joined April 2016

Veterinarian, dog mom, book enthusiast, Southern gal. Lover of nonfiction, short stories, and audiobooks. ❤️📚❤️
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1. No recent selfies, but I took one of Henry recently, and my friend Jenny just got an 8 month old pup, Ziggy!

2. “I insert an (advent) catheter, admit him to the ward, and resist the temptation to text 30 people.” (Tagged book. Really crazy story from previous page!)

3. Was sunny and cold, now dark and cold!

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday (sorry I‘m so late!!)

Eggs You‘re not late! There is no late-I love reading all the posts, no matter when they come! Those dogs 🐕 are adorable🐶 9h
Megabooks @Eggs Thanks so much! I was really happy Jenny and her family were able to find a dog. They put down her 17 year old boxer(!) that she had gotten the year after college. They‘ve had Ziggy for two weeks and he seems to be a great fit, and that makes me really happy! And of course I love my 17 year old Henry. I got him from the shelter 14 years ago this week!! 😊❤️💙🐩 8h
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Guess what came in the mail today?? Cute small hardcover based on @Emilymdxn ‘s review!

Pulled this image from google because I‘m tired, but my doctor upped my meds and I‘m already feeling a bit better. 😁👍🏻

Many thanks for all the continued support. 💕💕 I‘m looking forward to seeing how the NHS differs from US hospitals. 🏩

Coleen_Nieto @Megabooks I just finished this one. I thought it was great. 1d
Caterina Glad the meds are helping! I'm continuing to pray for your recovery! ❤️ 1d
Megabooks @Coleen_Nieto Fantastic! I‘m excited as someone who has worked the holidays. 😫 1d
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Megabooks @Caterina Thank you! I appreciate your prayers! I‘m always happy to see you‘re doing well in seminary here. 😁 1d
Texreader Good for that doctor! Keep up your spirits. Really appreciate your updates 1d
Emilymdxn I really hope you like it! Our NHS is in a bit of a state after 9 years of austerity and budget cuts but this is a fantastic book, not alllll doom and gloom. I hope your recovery continues and the meds make a difference, I‘ll be thinking of you 💛💛💛 1d
Megabooks @Texreader Thank you!! I appreciate your support!! 😊💙 1d
Megabooks @Emilymdxn I‘m enjoying it so far! Over here, some congressional Republican slipped and admitted their party doesn‘t want Americans to have universal healthcare in any form. With Obamacare, we still paid for health insurance, office visits, etc., but the republicans said, “oh, it won‘t work.” And defunded it before it even had a shot. That left people like me who worked but the employer didn‘t pay for insurance with a big problem. 😡😡 1d
Megabooks @Emilymdxn I ended up having to find a job where it was included. So many women get health insurance through their spouse. There‘s an assumption of heteronormativity built in. Anyway, probably boring! Thanks for supporting me through my surgery journey!! 💙💙💙 (edited) 1d
Emilymdxn @megabooks it‘s so awful on both sides of the Atlantic! We‘re so lucky to have the nhs and I hope we get to keep it - though at present it doesn‘t cover eyes or teeth at all (cause those aren‘t important body parts am I right), barely covers mental health (who even needs a working brain) and you get kept waiting for months cause there aren‘t any drs cause the govt scared foreign nationals away with brexit. Woooo 1d
Megabooks @Emilymdxn eyes and teeth are separate here too!! Some employers provide coverage and some don‘t. Kids are covered often, but sometimes adults aren‘t. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Mental health usually requires preauthorization and has limited visits because what problem can‘t be solved in 10 visits?! My psychiatrist doesn‘t accept any insurance but he has a reasonable half hourly rate that hasn‘t increased in 15 years! 👍🏻 1d
Crazeedi Hi meg! Glad you're getting some relief! 1d
Megabooks @Crazeedi Hey! Good to hear from you! As you know, each day is different. Tonight has been hard. I‘m just trying to give myself space to heal. Take it day by day. I watched some of the Jeopardy tournament on the DVR with my parents, which was fun. How have you been? How‘s your husband? 💕 7h
Crazeedi @Megabooks I'll be sending you a note soon! Been writing as many as I can! now
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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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I‘ve got the window open (see temps 👆🏻) and am lying on ice packs. My body just feels hot. Seeing GP tomorrow.

I think 🤔 my bone is beginning to grow together in my fusion. You remember growing pains? Yeah, kinda like that. Not going to lie, there have been some tears today.

Trick Mirror is distracting me somewhat. The chapter I‘m reading about her brief foray into reality TV at 16 is hilarious!

Good choice for #millennialauthor #booked2020

Cinfhen I really want to read this collection. I‘m so sorry you‘re having a rough day/ night. Sending healing vibes and loads of get well wishes 💖💝💖💝💖💝 2d
Lizpixie Feeling for you lovely. I‘m having a CT scan on my spine on Friday. Though I‘m having the opposite weather, it‘s 40C(104F)with choking smoke haze🥵 2d
JennyM Thinking of you Meg. ♥️♥️♥️ 2d
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kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better- so much to go through! Sending healing thoughts to you.Recovery from back surgery is rough. 2d
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you!! I think it would be a good choice for booked if you hold off til the new year. Thank you so much for the get well wishes! 💕💕💕💕💕💕 2d
Megabooks @Lizpixie oh dear! I‘m so sorry, Liz!! I hope you‘re able to get some answers. I‘ll be thinking about you! And I‘m definitely a winter person. I hope the heat doesn‘t stay that oppressive!! 💜💜❤️❤️💙💙 2d
Megabooks @JennyM Thank you!! 💕💕💕 2d
Megabooks @kspenmoll It is! Thank you so much for the support!! 2d
Cinfhen Sending well wishes your way too @Lizpixie 😘😘😘 2d
Lizpixie Thank you @Cinfhen my #sisterfromanothermister ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2d
arlenefinnigan Aw hope you feel better soon x 2d
Megabooks @arlenefinnigan Thank you!! Just a matter of time and patience. 💙 2d
batsy ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Emilymdxn Sending love 💛💛 that‘s a shitty situation to be in even though I don‘t understand Fahrenheit at all! Trick mirror is one of the best books I‘ve read this year, I love it so much and hope you enjoy too. You‘re strong and amazing and can do this whatever your bones think 💛 2d
TrishB Hoping you feel better soon ♥️ 2d
Bookwormjillk Hope today is a better day @Megabooks 2d
Megabooks @batsy 😊❤️💙 2d
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thanks so much for your understanding. It is shitty. It‘s about 4 C. So right around freezing. (Freezing is 32 F. Totally makes sense 😝🤪) I‘m really liking Trick Mirror and my hometown is randomly mentioned twice!! 👍🏻 2d
Megabooks @TrishB Thank you! I hope you are, too. 💙 2d
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk Thank you! I‘m trying to get sleepy now. 😴 2d
8little_paws Re:shaggy yes there's a lot of scooby doo fan theory that all the kids in it are queer and either are gay or are all polyamorous 2d
BethM Good luck at the doc I hope they get you fixed up! 2d
Zelma @8little_paws I actually love that theory and can totally see it. 2d
Megabooks @8little_paws @Zelma I haven‘t watched since I was a kid, and as an ace, I didn‘t really think of those overtones. I think sexualization hit me later, and I don‘t always quite get it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I hope kids found something to identify with. (Honestly that‘s even frustrating for me as an adult, finding my sexual identity in literature. Damn near impossible!) 2d
Megabooks @BethM Thanks! I went this morning and was able to get my meds changed a bit, so hopefully that will help. 2d
8little_paws @megabooks I can't really speak to the theory, I just know it exists cause I see people tweet about it occasionally. I couldn't tell you last time I even saw anything SD related LOL 2d
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My bff is Indian. Her college roomie was black. She said then, “I‘m so glad I had a minority roommate.” I didn‘t get it. But after reading this book & ones like over 20 years, I finally get how after a day of seeing people & profs who don‘t look like you, reading books by white people, etc., how comforting that must have been.

This book is a tight 200 pgs about being Latinx in academia. Other than a weird chapter about weddings, I loved it! 4.5⭐️

BarbaraBB Great post ❤️ 2d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thanks, friend! I hope you‘re doing well. 😊 2d
BarbaraBB I am. I hope you will be too very soon. Your day sounds harsh - if that‘s a correct word to use in this context 🙏💙 2d
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB Good! 👍🏻 It is and has been. I know it‘s all part of healing, but logically knowing that and physically dealing with pain can be two different things! 2d
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I can‘t imagine what you‘re going through and you are dealing so well with it. You deserve some relief now!! 2d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thank you! 💕💕 I hope my doctor will be able to help tomorrow. I‘ve been seeing her for 25 years, so we‘ve been through it together. I think part of the reason I‘m so frustrated is that I thought I would be able to read more easily. Reading engages me in a way that even the best TV doesn‘t, and when I don‘t have that escape, it‘s exponentially harder to deal with the pain. It‘s a frustrating cycle I‘ve been caught in. 👎🏻 2d
BarbaraBB I can understand that! Audiobooks are no option? 2d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB No. Not with the way the family dynamics are/house is. I listen in the shower and sometimes when I‘m home alone, but otherwise, it‘s difficult. 2d
k.reads.5 Great review! Been seeing this one around! 2d
Megabooks @k.reads.5 Thanks! I‘d definitely recommend it! 2d
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These are the six I hadn‘t read/looked into already that I liked on the #Toblonglist. I was surprised/happy to see Nothing to See Here on the list. That was a real sleeper hit with me.

I checked out the tagged book from my library. I was honestly surprised they had it. Thanks for the tag @merelybookish 👍🏻📚😁

#tournamentofbooks #tob

Are you judging this year @L_auren ?

readordierachel I started and abandoned Oval. It left me a little cold. 3d
merelybookish I also checked out what was available and was pleased to find at least 10 titles. I downloaded the audio of 3d
Megabooks @readordierachel Thanks for the heads up! Some of these definitely sound different. 2d
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Megabooks @merelybookish Jami is usually a buy for me so I‘m waiting for Christmas gift cards to buy hers in hardcover. What do you think of it? 2d
BarbaraBB Another great post! Some of these six caught my eye too. I made a promise not to but any more books this year.. so I‘ll wait for the shortlist, I hope! 2d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thanks 😊 Yes! The long list is really long! I‘m going to see what my library has until the shortlist comes out. 2d
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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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Is there a certain color scheme going on in my #nonfictionNovember reads? Just purchased Trick Mirror because my library hasn‘t. My pre-Christmas book buying ban is going sooooooo well!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

k.reads.5 Whoa, so uncanny about the color scheme lol! Hoping to read Trick Mirror sometime soon! 3d
Megabooks @k.reads.5 I‘ve just started it. Really enjoying!! 2d
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Okay, my book-buying ban lasted a day. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ I picked this one up because I loved her first book (tagged 👇🏻), and there has been so much controversy around this book, my library has not purchased it.

Definitely makes me think of a #borderline because Jennine is a first-generation Cuban-American. #movember @Cinfhen

(BTW, my favorite Madonna song!)

Cinfhen Will look into both of these books!!!!! Thanks for sharing. How are you feeling??? 4d
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Megabooks @Cinfhen Sleepy. I‘m having trouble reading fiction right now because I‘ll get like 100 pages into a book then sleep for 12 hours and be fuzzy on what I‘ve read. I‘m sleeping through the day and up all night right now. I think I‘m just in that post surgery mess/funk. I‘m just trying not to be hard on myself right now. That‘s the main thing because I am definitely my own worst critic!! Thank you so much for asking!! 😘😘😘 (edited) 4d
Cinfhen Post surgery haze can take weeks!!! Self care and self love 💕 4d
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks 💜💜 I‘m trying. I called my doctor‘s office Tuesday/Wednesday to see if my type of pain was normal, and they were basically like, “Two weeks after surgery, any type of pain may be normal.” (Subtext: quit worrying silly!) 4d
Texreader I was in pain at a least a month or more after similar surgery. (I cried a lot about the pain; it eventually subsided though so hang in there.) Please rest (and read). Take care of yourself. 😘 4d
Megabooks @Texreader Thank you 💙❤️💕 it‘s really helpful to hear that it will end. I know with most of my surgeries, there‘s a day where I just turn a corner and suddenly don‘t need pain medication or help with living as much. I think I‘ve gotten so caught up in that, and I‘ve forgotten that, like you said, it‘s generally a month or more after surgery. I‘m still not at 3 weeks. Patience grasshopper... 4d
RachelO 🌻🌻🌻 Wishing you a speedy recovery - take it easy 💐And wow, I hadn‘t heard of this controversy. 4d
Megabooks @RachelO The book had passed my radar, but something made me think of her last night. I looked deeper into the controversy and decided I wanted to read the essays. So far, they are excellent! And thank you! 💙💜❤️ 4d
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1. I‘ve never read Jane Austen. I‘ve never read Charles Dickens. I‘ve never read Agatha Christie.

2. She‘s Come Undone. Ugh.

3. I‘ve gone to a couple of small readings, but I‘ve never met anyone really famous.

4. TOO COLD!! I hate summer!! I open my window when it‘s below freezing!! AC is the best invention ever!! #strongopinion 🥶

#litsylearn @Alora

Thanks for the tag @Eggs 😘 I tag @Scochrane26 @Crazeedi @DaveGreen7777 @Bookwormjillk

Alora Thank you so much for reposting!!! 💙💙💙 5d
Alora Love your answers!! I‘m going to go with Jane? 5d
Megabooks You‘re welcome! And not Jane! There are definitely some classic authors missing from background. 5d
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CoffeeCatsBooks Agatha Christie? 5d
Megabooks @CoffeeCatsBooks Haven‘t read her, but she‘s one of my mom‘s favorites! 5d
Crystalblu Cheers to another human that hates summer! 5d
Megabooks @Crystalblu 🥂🥂🥂 5d
Crazeedi Thanks for tag!! 5d
Megabooks @Crazeedi 👍🏻😁📚💜 5d
Meaw_catlady Never read Charles dickens ? 5d
Megabooks @Meaw_catlady Yesss!! I have read him, but he‘s not my fav. 5d
DGRachel I love your response for #1. That‘s really tricky to guess! 5d
lele1432 I love what you did with #1 as well! 5d
Megabooks @DGRachel @lele1432 thank you!! I am a bit thin on the classics! 5d
Booklovergirl I have never read from Harper Lee. I have never read from Jane Austen. I have never read from Jan Karon.

2. The Grey trilogy

3. I did meet a book author but I can't remember his name. He wasn't that popular either at the time.

4. I can't remember the question to number 4.
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Booklovergirl 4. Too cold 4d
Megabooks @Booklovergirl Harper Lee?? 4d
Booklovergirl Megabooks, Are you talking to me or someone else? 4d
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Even after growing up hearing about them, I still was in shock at exactly how #frozen the poor Donner Party was. Great book!
#movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘m halfway through this book/ need to get back to it!!!! It‘s been in #Hibernation since June 😬 5d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it, but it is a bit dry. 5d
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know this story about the Donner Party but it sounds horrible! 5d
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB I learned about them the first time in the third grade (age 8-9, kinda young for cannibalism), then again in middle school and high school. It‘s one of those American pioneer stories that is really ingrained in children growing up. I‘m sure you have similar stories that it just seems like everyone has heard of at some point. The scope and senselessness of the tragedy didn‘t hit home until I read this, though. 5d
BarbaraBB Thanks for explaining! Coincidentally, I read a lot about American pioneers this year because I became interested in the history of Mormons! 5d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB That‘s cool! I know the general story of the Mormon migration from my area of the world to Utah to find religious freedom and a tad about the seer stones and the Book of Mormon. Is there any book on Mormon history you‘d particularly recommend? 5d
k.reads.5 I just read this recently myself and also thought it was great! So incredible what they faced, wow. 5d
Megabooks @k.reads.5 Yes! It was a really well written book. 4d
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I‘ve had a bit of a tough day in my recovery, which is why I haven‘t been around.

😊However💙 I am extremely grateful to Diane who sent a card and bookmark that arrived today, exactly when I needed them! 💜💜💜😘 Diane, you are very appreciated!! I shall write back. 👍🏻

Meaw_catlady Sending hugs!! 🤗 6d
Eggs Oh I hope you feel better soon ❤️💕💜💕💗❣️ 6d
Scochrane26 Hope you have a better day tomorrow! 6d
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Nute Definitely hoping that tomorrow will be a better day!💕 6d
ravenlee Good luck. 💓💓💓 6d
QuietlyLaura Sorry you had a rough day. Get some rest. I hope tomorrow is a better day! Gentle hugs. 💕💕 6d
xicanti I hope tomorrow‘s better! 6d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 💗Sending good juju for a better tomorrow 💗 6d
CarolynM Hope you have a better day tomorrow 💐 6d
BarbaraBB Hope you feel better tomorrow! 😘 6d
Crazeedi I'm glad you smiled today! We are all here for you! Sending hugs and healing thoughts❤💞☀️ 6d
Reviewsbylola I hope today was better. ♥️ 5d
Megabooks @Meaw_catlady @eggs @Scochrane26 @nute @ravenlee @QuietlyLaura @xicanti @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @carolynm @BarbaraBB @Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola thank you for your support and good wishes!! I think I‘m being overly hard on myself, expecting my recovery to go faster than it should. I‘m trying to be patient about all the extra sleep, etc that I need. I heard from my dr and that‘s basically what he said! Sending love back to all of you!! ❤️❤️ 5d
Megabooks @Crazeedi I‘m already using your bookmark! I‘m rereading a couple of the stories in tagged and I love tasseled bookmarks in trade paperbacks! 💜💜 Thank you! 5d
Crazeedi @Megabooks that warms my heart Megan. Talk soon ❤❤ 5d
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I‘m rereading this because
1. I had very recently been under anesthesia when I read it the first time
2. It is a very relevant essay collection that I recommend to anyone who is still fence-sitting in 2019
3. I‘m a fat feminist too 💪

Cinfhen 🙌🏻❣️ 1w
TrishB Silence is compliance! 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🙌🏻👍🏻 1w
Megabooks @TrishB Exactly! 👏🏻 1w
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Mom asked, “If a hundred Littens signed up for a swap, would you sign up too??”
Me, “Absolutely!!!”

Trade just one book and some chocolate before December 14. Finally, a swap I can afford! See @MaleficentBookDragon ‘s page for sign up details! 🎄🎄

Megabooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Jee_HookedOnBookz I was worried no one would get it! 😂😂 1w
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So @reelsndreads posted about her tween years watching Lizzie McGuire (totally appropriate)!

So that made me think about mine. I was absolutely not allowed to watch YCDTOT, an actual program for kids.

However, MTV was new and I was totally allowed to watch GM‘s I Want Your Sex in elementary school and the original seasons of The Real World in middle school.

My mom was normally a good parent, but like most Boomers, had no idea about MTV! 😆

Megabooks @Cinfhen #likeaprayer was in for me, but some of my Catholic friends‘ parents heard about how sacrilegious it was 😱😱 so MTV was out for awhile with them! #movember Remember what a big deal the Catholic leadership made about Madonna in the 80s! 1w
Cinfhen During your in between years I was already a mom!!!! That‘s scary😱I don‘t remember my mom really restricting our TV viewing, but I know many parents did. When i think about what my kids watched 😳especially my youngest is 7 & 9 years difference in age so that kid was really watching inappropriate material 😜😂and he turned out GREAT❤️ 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen you know what‘s even scarier, especially to me, I‘ll be 40 in March! 😱😱😱 most of my irl friends were born 78-82, so we‘re in-betweens and have these same odd touchstones. Definitely had pre-Disneyfied childhoods! We watched Pretty Woman and The Breakfast Club, and if the parents were strict, we watched things like The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. No Belle, Ariel any of that. 1w
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Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Big birthday @Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳celebration is in the works 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yes, I‘m hoping to celebrate in Seattle with my closest friend whom I haven‘t seen in 5 years. Kids (hers), careers (both) and health (me) have gotten in the way of getting together in our 30s, so 🤞🏻 we see each other more with age! 1w
Cinfhen Sounds wonderful!! Something to look forward to 💜 1w
Reviewsbylola I was not allowed to watch MTV for awhile. 🙈 7d
Reviewsbylola Or Dawson‘s Creek. My mom didn‘t like that Joey and Dawson slept in the same bed on the first episode. 🤣🤣 7d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola lolololol 😁😁 Dawson‘s Creek was filmed at Duke while I was there. West Campus was Joey‘s college. I lived in such a small town, that when it premiered, I think sometime around my senior year in hs, we didn‘t have the WB like as a town. 7d
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Last package, my #BOTM! Just finished tagged. Deliciously creepy, but there were still some of the dumb protagonist moves I hate about thrillers.

Overall though, this is one of my favorite BOTM thrillers. I enjoyed the twists and turns and the alternate narration among Henry, Lucy, and Libby. I‘ll look at her backlist.

I‘ve had a hard day pain-wise. I called my surgeon‘s office and we‘ll see what they say. 🤞🏻 I feel better soon.

Emilymdxn I‘m sorry about the pain 🙁 im glad you have good books and Litsy family here while it‘s feeling bad, I hope the surgeon can help 1w
Cinfhen Hopefully surgeon can offer some good advice or stronger pain meds 😉sending love 1w
Verity Hope you feel better soon 1w
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Megabooks @Emilymdxn @Cinfhen @Verity I spent most of the afternoon sleeping in my collar. Thank you for the good wishes! I‘m feeling a bit better, but I never herd from the doctor 😔 I‘m just going to keep on with the self care. Cindy, I‘m starting The Cactus! 🌵🌵 Thanks! 💙💙 1w
k.reads.5 Great review! I've been curious about this one since I've been seeing so much buzz about it. Hope you feel better soon! 1w
Crazeedi @Megabooks been thinking of you, I wish you lived closer to me, it sucks you cant get relief, I'm keeping you close 1w
Redwritinghood Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 1w
BarbaraBB Take care! Hope you‘ll feel better soon! 1w
Megabooks @k.reads.5 thank you! I‘d definitely recommend this one. It‘s not my genre, but it‘s one of the thrillers I‘ve enjoyed. 1w
Megabooks @Crazeedi Thank you! I wish we lived closer too. I still think I‘m better off after the surgery, but whenever my neck hurts as opposed the muscles around it that were stressed during surgery, I get nervous. I‘m trying to be patient and realize I just had surgery two weeks ago, but still, I just worry. 😔 1w
Megabooks @Redwritinghood Thank you! ❤️ 1w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thank you! 💜💜 is it your birthday yet in holland?? 🎉🎉📚📚🥳🥳💜💜🍾🥂 I hope you have a wonderful, fun day planned!! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I hope you‘ll feel better soon. Sending hugs and good vibes 💕 1w
Megabooks @erzascarletbookgasm thank you so much!! ❤️❤️ 1w
BarbaraBB Thank you! It‘s early morning here and you are the very first one to congratulate me 😘❤️ 1w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Fantastic! ❤️😘 It is your birthday by 3 minutes in West Kentucky as well! I‘m a night owl. 😉 Enjoy your day, friend! 🎉🎉 1w
batsy I hope you're feeling better soon ❤️ 1w
Megabooks @batsy Thanks! 😊💙 It‘s back to muscle pain now, which I don‘t find as worrisome as when I have nerve pain. 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Feel better soon! And I'm so glad you enjoyed this too! ❤️ 7d
Jee_HookedOnBookz And I get what you meant by dumb protagonist moves lol I don't know why but most thrillers I've read so far have that 😂😂😂 7d
Reviewsbylola Wow! It must be good! 7d
Megabooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz I was particularly pissed when they were still wondering if they were drugged that night with Henry! No I frequently allow myself to be locked in a room with a virtual stranger by a complete stranger with no phone! And what did your mom tell you before college about not accepting drinks from strange men? Yeah, well she meant don‘t accept 10 of them too! (edited) 7d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola it really was better than any of the ones I read in 2017 7d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Megabooks omg your comment made me 😂 😂 😂 I totally agree with you! I'm just glad it was still an engrossing read or I would've given hope on all psychological thrillers! Lol 6d
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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🚨 #Audible #dailydeal #sale 🚨

Excellent #audiobook!!

Reecaspieces Thanks for sharing! I am on it! 1w
Sace This was my BOTM pick waaaaay back when. I should probably actually read it. 🤣 1w
Bookwormjillk I have this on my to read shelf. I need to get to it soon. 1w
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AmyK1 I‘m reading this after the one I‘m starting today 👍🏼 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz The book is still sitting on my shelf 😅gotta get to it soon! 1w
REPollock Best book I read last year. 👍👍 1w
jordan_lent54 I‘ve been wanting to read this one. Just add it to the infinite pile of books I want to read lol. 1w
k.reads.5 Yes! One of my favorites from 2017 as well! 1w
sblbooks I just took advantage of this deal today. 1w
Reviewsbylola One of my favorite BOTM selections! 7d
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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How‘s your reading Tuesday going? #currentlyreading #scaredycat

kaysworld1 Sitting in bed with a brew Currently reading 1w
Megabooks @kaysworld1 That‘s on my TBR. I‘m guessing it‘s very heavy. 1w
kaysworld1 @Megabooks very honest and very heavy! I keep having to go back and reread things. 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Can't wait to know your thoughts! Been wanting to read this too 😁 1w
Megabooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz So far, I really like Commonwealth. She‘s just become better at weaving stories with age! 1w
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Exit West | Mohsin Hamid
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Mehso-so

This book lost it a bit in the middle but had a strong start and end. But not strong enough to be a pick.

There is a rather obvious metaphor about immigrants walking through magic doors to get to safer countries & doors to better countries being for the rich.

But when Hamid focused on the relationship between Nadia & Saeed and theirs with others, the book was stronger.

Henry went to vet today for vomiting. Feeling better and ate dinner tonight!

Soubhiville Poor Henry. I hope he continues to feel better. 💙 1w
LauraJ Glad to hear he‘s feeling better! 1w
Megabooks @Soubhiville Thank you. He hadn‘t felt well since Saturday night, so it was time for a cerenia shot. His kidney failure wasn‘t much worse, though! 1w
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Megabooks @LauraJ Thanks! 😊 1w
NeedsMoreBooks Thanks for your review, am on the fence about reading this one 1w
Megabooks @NeedsMoreBooks I oscillated between a pick and a so-so. I wouldn‘t recommend it unconditionally, obviously, but I can see how others would like it more than I did. Maybe check it out from the library. 1w
NeedsMoreBooks @Megabooks hrs, will do that. Hugs to Henry 🤗 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Wishing Henry a speedy recovery! 1w
Megabooks @NeedsMoreBooks Thanks! 😊💙 1w
Megabooks @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! 💜 1w
CaroPi Glad the baby is feeling better.I also got mixed feelings about this one. I prefer 1w
JazzFeathers Happy your furry baby is better 😊 The book is on my TBR. Let's see how it goes for me. 1w
Megabooks @CaroPi that sounds better. I‘ve added it to my TBR! 1w
Megabooks @JazzFeathers I hope you enjoy it. Henry is doing better. He‘s kept down ½ meal since the vet. ???? 1w
LeahBergen Poor Henry. ❤️ 1w
MicheleinPhilly Henry. ☹️ Feel better soon, buddy. 1w
Megabooks @LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly He is feeling better today. He‘s kept down all three meals! 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
MicheleinPhilly Excellent! 🎉🎉🎉 1w
Reviewsbylola I hated this one. 😣 7d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I can‘t say I hated it, but I didn‘t enjoy it as much as I remembered. 7d
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#currentlyreading #currentlywatching Ramsay‘s Kitchen Nightmares

Coming up on 1 AM, I‘ve been sleeping all day, so I‘m awake 😂 #postsurgerylife

Megabooks Okay, TFU is totally freaking me out!! So creepy. Maybe not the best choice for 1:30 AM! 😂😱 1w
Cinfhen Haven‘t read a good thriller in awhile/ thoughts??? 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I wanted a creepy one, and so far, this is fitting the bill! I don‘t think the genre in general lights my world on fire, but this is better than average for me. 1w
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Cinfhen @Cathythoughts posted one earlier today that sounds very promising 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I remember seeing that now! I think she said it was like a real life secret history. Sounds interesting! 1w
jordan_lent54 I‘ve been wanting to read Exit West. Are you enjoying it? 1w
Megabooks @jordan_lent54 I am. The main metaphor of the story is a bit too literal (if that makes sense) for me, but overall, I‘m enjoying the book. 1w
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The Way I Heard It | Mike Rowe
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This is a great #audiobook for group car trips. Based on Mike‘s podcast, the first part of each chapter takes a little known story about a famous person/invention and unravels it until the person is revealed. People such a Hedy Lamar and Bob Ross.

Then Mike tells a related story about his life. I particularly enjoyed the ones about his failed time as a QVC host and about Phil Harris from Deadliest Catch. 4.5⭐️

Readage I like Mike. This looks like a good book 👍 2w
Megabooks @Readage I hope you enjoy it! 2w
TieDyeDude I love his podcast. Such a distinct and somehow reassuring voice. Seems like a genuinely nice guy 4d
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I have never received mail from the Netherlands until today! That made me extra excited to get these books, postcard and bookmark from @BarbaraBB !

I have enjoyed other books by Maggie and John, but both of these are new to me. I can‘t wait to dive in!

I feel so spoiled and loved. 💕💕 Thank you for bringing joy to my recovery, Barbara!

CarolynM I loved The Hand that First Held Mine. Hope you like it.🙂 2w
Megabooks Maggie is becoming one of my favorite authors, so I‘m very excited about it 👍🏻 @CarolynM (edited) 2w
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BarbaraBB I am glad they arrived in time and I hope they help you pass time while recovering. They are both writers in whose books you can really lose yourself I think! 💕😘 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I completely agree! They both have beautiful, unique styles of prose. Thank you, again! 😘💕 2w
TrishB Great reads 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks @TrishB I‘m so excited about both! 2w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders The History of Loneliness is my absolutely favourite John Boyne book!! So so good! 2w
Megabooks @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I have seen so much buzz about it, so I‘m really excited to dive in! 2w
Cinfhen Book mail from @BarbaraBB us the BEST!!!! 1w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I sent you one too on the same day. I guess Israel takes a bit longer 😊 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen it really is!! 😊😊 Thank you again, @BarbaraBB ! 1w
Cinfhen Haha!! That‘s so sweet @BarbaraBB I sent u one for your birthday 🎂 💝🎉🎁Hope it gets there in time 😘 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen When‘s Barbara‘s birthday?? 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Also, Cindy, when‘s your birthday?? 1w
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB is celebrating on Wednesday 11/13 🥳🥳🥳my birthday isn‘t until June!!! 1w
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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@Meaw_catlady sent me one of her favorite books that is on my TBR! I‘m so excited to delve further into Margaret Atwood‘s cannon. 😁📚

Rachel also sent me a beautiful inspirational card deck, which is particularly great for my recovery. The pictured card really spoke to me today!!

Sending love and light to you, dear friend! Thank you!

madamereadsalot1 Oryx and Crake is one of the best books! I hope you enjoy it! 2w
Megabooks @madamereadsalot1 Fantastic!! It‘s been on my TBR for awhile, and now I have a copy! 😊 2w
Scochrane26 I just read oryx & crake back in the summer, & it‘s so good. Prob my 3rd favorite by her. 2w
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Megabooks @Scochrane26 Fantastic!! 2w
Meaw_catlady You are so welcome !!! That card is one of my favorite ones !! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Megabooks @Meaw_catlady It is so wonderful, and something I believe, but I love having the reminder! 💜💜 2w
Cinfhen 💜💜💜 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen 💜👍🏻 1w
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I am so lucky to have found Litsy and the wonderful people here! @Cinfhen was thinking flowers when she sent me The Cactus and a floral bookmark. I‘ve been dying to read this book!!

Also, my whole family will be staying warm with yummy tea this winter!! All three of us love black tea, and this sounds fantastic for the winter months.

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness dear friend!

Cinfhen I‘m so glad to have met you, dearest Meg ♥️Best wishes for a full & speedy recovery 😘 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you so much!! I‘m glad to have met you as well! 💙😘 It‘s been so fantastic being back in my own bed. 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
erzascarletbookgasm 💖 it‘s a lovely read. 2w
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Megabooks @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve had my eye on it for quite awhile 😁👍🏻📚 2w
TrishB Lovely 💜 2w
Megabooks @TrishB for sure! 💙 2w
Copwithabook Mmmm that tea looks delicious 2w
Megabooks @Copwithabook I think it‘s cold enough to get it out now! 👍🏻 2w
Reviewsbylola So sweet! 💐 7d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰😊 7d
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Exit West | Mohsin Hamid
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So I came home to five wonderful packages, and I‘m going to share four before I go to bed! The first I got myself. I couldn‘t resist a little retail therapy while I was recovering in Dallas, so I picked up these six books from #bookoutlet. 👍🏻📚🥳👏🏻

Megabooks @Eggs I am very interested in that book and was excited to find it for less than BOTM! 2w
CarolynM You've got some great reading ahead of you. I loved Commonwealth and Milkman 2w
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Megabooks @CarolynM Both have been on my radar for so long that I‘m glad to finally have copies! 2w
Bookwormjillk Great picks! 2w
k.reads.5 Such a great haul! Miracle Creek was excellent and the rest are on my TBR! 2w
Megabooks @k.reads.5 Thanks! I‘ve noticed we have some similar tastes! 😁👍🏻 2w
k.reads.5 @Megabooks Yup, so awesome! 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! Good shopping 🛍 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks! A couple were titles I was looking at from BOTM, but they were cheaper here! I love a good deal 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen Totally!!! #BookOutlet has the BEST prices 1w
Reviewsbylola Fantastic haul! I loved Severance. 7d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Awesome! They were several dollars cheaper than as botm add ons so I got them this way. (edited) 7d
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#LaIslaBonita #MOvember @Cinfhen

Loved this #BOTM choice! I‘m not big on WWII historical fiction, but I very much enjoyed this.

RachelO Beautiful cover - I think this has been on my TBR a while! How are you doing? Are you back home yet? 2w
Megabooks @RachelO I‘m doing pretty well! We got in last night around 8:30. It was so nice sleeping in my own bed! This morning we‘re picking up Henry from boarding, and I‘m just going to enjoy finally being home with my whole family!! 💜💜 Thanks for asking. 😁 (edited) 2w
RachelO @Megabooks So pleased to hear that. Enjoy your day. And your bed!! 2w
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Megabooks @RachelO thank you! 💕😊 2w
Cinfhen Welcome home, Meg!!!!!!! I loved this book too!! 2w
BarbaraBB That cover 💕 2w
emilyhaldi I loved this one too 😄 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you! I‘m opening your gift soon, and I‘m excited!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB definite #coverlove! I‘m opening your package today!! So excited!! 💕💕 2w
Megabooks @emilyhaldi yay!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
arubabookwoman I love that cover. I grew up on Aruba (before it became a tourist destination), and there were iguanas and cacti galore. 2w
Megabooks @arubabookwoman How nice it would be to have seen the island in a natural state. Part of this book takes place in the Galápagos Islands in the 40s. Contaminated by humans but less than now. 2w
8little_paws This book is so severely underrated 1w
Megabooks @8little_paws definitely agree! 1w
Reviewsbylola I loved his book! 7d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola like Karin said, completely underrated! 7d
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Trivial Pursuit
2. Japan 🍣
3. Just finished in the hospital! Goal was 180, I just finished 183 today 👍🏻
4. The Secret History
5. Favorite fall sweater color? Mine‘s gray.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Enchanted_Bibliophile Mine is light grey 2w
Texreader Congrats on meeting your book reading goal! That‘s amazing! 2w
Balibee146 Brilliant I love a grey jumper but my fav is raspberry coloured 2w
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ljuliel I‘d say maybe a dark gold or dark green. 2w
Megabooks @Enchanted_Bibliophile Me too! Much prefer light to dark! 2w
Megabooks @Texreader Thanks! 👍🏻👍🏻😊 2w
Megabooks @Balibee146 Pretty! I think that‘s my mom‘s, too! 2w
Megabooks @ljuliel Nice! I own a heathered wheat colored one, but gold show be a goal. 👍🏻 I‘ve seen them a lot on fashion blogs. (edited) 2w
ljuliel I was just talking like a shirt...so the color of gold in a shirt. Not the shiny gold like tin foil ( if they made it gold colored). I‘d probably look pretty stupid in that sort of gold. Like the world‘s oldest hooker. 2w
Megabooks @ljuliel I think we‘re thinking the same thing. Like the color in the classic Burberry scarf is what I was picturing and have been seeing a lot this fall. 2w
ljuliel Yea, that‘d be it. ( sorry, I don‘t know much about fashion). 🙂 2w
Sace Oooo Trivial Pursuit! 2w
julesG Congratulations on meeting your book goal. My current sweater is a rich dark red, like good wine. But I also like grey, dark green and dark blue. That said, I most often wear black and add colour via scarves and shawls. 2w
Megabooks @Sace I love any kind of general knowledge trivia! 2w
Megabooks @julesG Thanks! 😊 those are lovely colors! I particularly love infinity scarves, but you generally only need them in January and February in Kentucky. 2w
Megabooks @ljuliel That‘s okay. I‘ve started following some plus sized fashion bloggers on Instagram to get outfit ideas, but I still end up wearing bookish tees and cardigans a lot in the fall. 😂 2w
Scochrane26 I also love trivial pursuit & trivia in general. I have a lot of winter sweaters & have to make sure I don‘t buy all green ones. 2w
Megabooks @Scochrane26 Green is lovely! I used to wear a lot of blue, now it‘s mainly neutrals. Are you a Jeopardy fan? 2w
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I like jeopardy but don‘t watch it often. If I‘m with my dad, we will watch. 2w
Zoes_Human My favorite sweater is white with hugging polar bears on it, but my general favorite color for sweaters is blue. 2w
AmyK1 Favorite sweater color is probably purple or grey 2w
DaveGreen7777 5. Green! 💚 2w
TheAromaofBooks I always think it is gray, but when I look at my closet it is apparently blue lol 2w
wanderinglynn I was going to say blue, but then I looked in my closet and I have sweaters in almost every color and no one dominate. 😂 2w
sherryvdh Black or navy. I like printed leggings, so all my color is usually there. 2w
k.reads.5 Congratulations on surpassing your book goal, 180+ is incredible!! 2w
Eggs Pink 2w
JessClark78 Gray or blue. 2w
Megabooks @Scochrane26 same here. I‘ll watch with family but not on my own. 2w
Megabooks @Zoes_Human Cute! I used to wear more blue when I was working. It‘s still my favorite color. 💙 2w
Megabooks @AmyK1 Love gray as well! 2w
Megabooks @DaveGreen7777 nice!! 🍀 2w
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks my closet went from all blue sweaters to half gray. I wore a lot more blue when I was working. Great color! 💙 2w
Megabooks @wanderinglynn That‘s very cool! And you probably have an enviable sweater collection because you live in the NW! My bff lives there and has great sweaters. 👍🏻😊 2w
Megabooks @sherryvdh that‘s nice! Believe it or not, I‘ve never owned a pair of leggings! Do you have a fav brand or store? 2w
Megabooks @k.reads.5 Thank you!! 💜📚😊 My best year was 2017 and I read 220 books. I‘d love to beat that someday, but given everything that‘s happened this year, I‘m very happy with my number!! 2w
Megabooks @Eggs I can see you looking pretty in pink! 2w
Megabooks @JessClark78 my two favorite colors! 2w
sherryvdh @Megabooks I love Sweetlegs. They're a Canadian company. 2w
Megabooks @sherryvdh Thanks for the recommendation!! 😁 2w
Eggs Thanks Meg 💗 Are you back home? 2w
Megabooks @Eggs yes! Got in at 8:30 last night 👍🏻 2w
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Tampa | Alissa Nutting
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Since my dad has packed all my physical books, I‘m getting a little naughty on my iPad rereading a bit of this. 🤭🤫 certainly fits with #expressyourself @Cinfhen , but not #classywomen @Eggs 😬

#movember #namastenovember

Eggs 😂🤣😂 iPad naughtiness!!! I wrote the book on that one, sistah 2w
Megabooks @Eggs Lolololol!!! 😂😂 This book is so raunchy, and I love it!! 2w
Cinfhen I ♥️this one!! It‘s so over the top but it totally works!!! Madonna would definitely appreciate this cover and the MC‘s owning it attitude 2w
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Cinfhen Safe travels home 🏠 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen totally agree re: Madonna!! Thank you! We‘re hoping to get on the road around 7, and we‘re going to finish the Mike Rowe book then I think my dad is going to start and I‘m going to relisten to 2w
Cinfhen Oh good plan!!! Have a wonderful trip back xx safe travels 2w
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Gen Z 👆🙌🏻

Finished another book after my surgery. 👍🏻

This book takes the activism and insight she brought to Shrill and moves it several steps broader in scope and kicks up the importance of taking a stand in the post-Trump era. The stakes are higher, and this book reflects that well.

But, she‘s still got a way with humor and metaphor, which means it‘s not dry. And she watched a bunch of bad Adam Sandler movies for us. Highly recommend!

BarbaraBB Ah, Gen Z is taking over! 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB not yet. The oldest are 23, but I have some hope for them, though! (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I‘m thinking audio for this one! Especially if she‘s narrating 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I preordered audio, but I didn‘t want to wait to read it. It‘s not the kind of audiobook my dad enjoys, so I just quietly (except when I was cracking up 😂) read the ebook. 2w
Cinfhen Yeah, I‘m pretty sure my parents wouldn‘t be #TeamLindsay 2w
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@ljuliel Thank you 🙏🏻💙 Can you please add hashtags?
1. The pure joy of discussing my favorite hobby with other bibliophiles AND, maybe more importantly, the building of a safe, loving place on the Internet!!
2. Memes, Litsy humor are generally eh and I just scroll past. Swaps are just okay.
3. PMs/DMs!!! and the ability to pin a reply a on a post
4. 1-3 x a day
5. Readathons 👍🏻
Swaps 👎🏻
Readalongs and Questions - sometimes
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Megabooks 6. We definitely need some type of private messaging like yesterday. Otherwise I‘m pretty happy. As others have said, I‘d be willing to pay to keep Litsy ad free. I‘ve had probably the worst two+ years of my adult life from summer 2017 on (I joined in March 2016) and reading, and having people to talk about books with, has saved me. I think that‘s also why I don‘t mind a bit of not book related traffic! 💕 We all have lives and need support! (edited) 2w
ljuliel Thank you for your replies. I‘ll try to add hashtags to my posts to the group as a whole ( like with this). I‘m just not much in the habit of using them. I‘ll try to do better. #keeplitsyactive 2w
Megabooks @ljuliel Thank you, and this was such a great idea! 2w
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ljuliel @megabooks. Great comment. I agree about the PM feature , and that Litsy is a lifesaver at times. It‘s good to have a space like this to come to. A bit of a getaway 💕 (edited) 2w
Megabooks @ljuliel Totally agree! That‘s why I don‘t mind a bit of off-topic stuff. I‘ve gotten closer to people knowing their pets, kids, struggles, triumphs, but if people don‘t like those, then it‘s easy to scroll past, just like I sometimes scroll past memes and super long quotes 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Freespirit It is a pure joy❤️ 2w
Sace Has there been talk of there being ads? 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yes, some kind of direct messaging would be really helpful! Have you heard any rumors of ads? I would also be willing to pay a reasonable amount to be an ad-free subscriber... 2w
Megabooks @Freespirit yes! 😊 2w
Megabooks @Sace @TheAromaofBooks There was a couple of years ago before Litsy was sold to LibraryThing. I haven‘t been plugged into the conversation since then, but I figured I‘d put it out there. If Litsy needs revenue (and idk what‘s true) I wouldn‘t mind paying a subscription. Just putting it out there in case LibraryThing is reading these. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Sace @Megabooks I also like the option of free with ads or premium for ad free. 2w
Stacypatrice My brain doesn‘t function well after overnight shift and I was like, “Why does @Megabooks want PMS in Litsy? We are such a great group without it...” and then I 🤦🏻‍♀️ 😂😂😂😂 2w
Megabooks @Sace Yes! I‘d rather Litsy stay like it is now. But I‘d rather have tiered subscription than lose this community. I guess that‘s what I was trying to express. 😁 2w
Megabooks @Stacypatrice Lolololol!! I‘m newly peri menopausal so you know, I‘ll try to keep my pms off here. 😂😂😂😂 2w
Stacypatrice @Megabooks Girl - same!! 🤣 2w
Sace @Megabooks @Stacypatrice me three! *fist bump* 2w
Stacypatrice @Sace 👊🏻 2w
Megabooks @Sace @Stacypatrice oh dear! 😂😂 *high five* 2w
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Loving this book!! IMO, it‘s better than Shrill, which I also liked. I feel her ideas are even more well articulated. It‘s humorous, but it means something. I‘m glad I picked up the kindle book.

Quick note on those keeping up with my personal journey: I‘ve decided not to drive home tomorrow because I am in too much pain, but I plan to leave Friday if possible. Sending love to all! 💜💜

Bookzombie That‘s exciting to hear that it‘s even better than Shrill. I‘m sorry you are in pain. I hope you can leave when you anticipate. 💗 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage So glad for your review. Sorry you‘re in so much pain. Crossing fingers for Friday! 2w
merelybookish I'm going to see her next week. Excited! Glad to hear you're on the mend but hope the pain eases up! 2w
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Texreader Good luck!! Pain from that surgery was so intense for me. I hope you are doing much better by Friday 2w
TheAromaofBooks It's better not to push too hard, so I'm glad you are able to take an extra day to continue your recovery!! 2w
Crazeedi Safe travels when you do get on the road! Keeping you in my thoughts 2w
Megabooks @Bookzombie Thank you! I hope you try the book. 😁💜 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! Her writing has kicked up a notch from Shrill. 2w
Megabooks @merelybookish Enjoy! I‘m jealous! And thank you 😊💕 2w
Megabooks @Texreader oh it sucks! And there‘s such a clamp down on pain medicine. I feel if I didn‘t have to ration so much, I could go home, but I‘m basically stuck taking just enough that I don‘t feel absolutely horrible! I hate that unscrupulous companies and overprescribing ruined it for everyone. Thank you for your kind words!! 💜💜 2w
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! I have started to feel a bit better now that the pressure is off and I‘ve been able to just relax in the hotel recliner! 2w
Megabooks @Crazeedi Thank you dear friend! Your support means a lot! See what I wrote to texreader 👆🏻. It‘s just hard to travel when you‘re a bit undermedicated and the collar is on and off helpful and supportive and then massively uncomfortable. I feel a day of rest will help!! 😊 2w
Crazeedi @Megabooks I'm sure it will, just take your time! I'm sure you are anxious to be home in your comfy surroundings though. Hugs 2w
Crazeedi @Megabooks and I hear you on the pain meds, it's a damn shame they have made criminals of people who truly need these meds to function. They've made drs afraid to prescribe to really alleviate the pain. 2w
Megabooks @Crazeedi Well and it seems that Texas (as well as Kentucky) has put limits on how much a surgeon can prescribe afterwards, which is ridiculous. I only got 28 pills after a three-level spinal fusion! So I‘ve been halving them! I have some left from my dr at home but not that many. And thank you! I think even though staying has it‘s own perils, it‘s the right decision. (edited) 2w
Texreader @Megabooks I couldn‘t agree more. Hopefully the pendulum will swing and those in pain can get real relief again. I‘m so so sorry and sympathetic. 2w
Megabooks @Texreader I hate that just because there are some drs that illegitimately overprescribed, a good Doctor can‘t make a personal determination on what is right for his/her patient. That‘s why this book pissed me off so much. 2w
Scochrane26 Hope you continue to feel better. It‘s better to wait another day to recover. Such a long drive. 2w
Megabooks @Scochrane26 thank you 😊, and yes, about 12 hours!! 😬 2w
BarbaraBB So sorry you‘re in too much pain to go home. I hope you will be able to travel soon! ❤️😘 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thank you dear!! 😘 Did you get my email that your package arrived in Kentucky?? 🥳🥳 Definitely a reason to get home! 💕 2w
readordierachel Thrilled to hear that this is good! Shrill is one of those books that changed my life. So sorry about your pain though. Sending good thoughts to you 💕💕 2w
Megabooks @readordierachel Thank you! I‘ve felt better today. I ended up really loving this book‘ 2w
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I got the double yolks for luck today in my hard boiled egg at breakfast, and I‘m headed home to Kentucky tomorrow!!! The fusion is healing beautifully.

I‘m now passing my luck forward to @Meaw_catlady for her interview! Knock it outta the park! 🍀

Do other countries/regions/families consider double yolks lucky?

Caroline2 Yep! It‘s lucky in my family and I live in the UK. 😁 2w
Meaw_catlady Awww you are too sweet my friend! Thank you so much !! Love and light ! ❤️ 2w
wanderinglynn Yay! So happy you‘re able to head home! 💚 Safe travels. 2w
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BookNAround 🎉🎉🎉Happy travels as you head back home. 2w
squirrelbrain Yay! Glad it‘s home time, travel safely! 2w
Megabooks @Meaw_catlady I hope it went well! Thank you 😊😊 2w
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks!! ❤️ (edited) 2w
Megabooks @BookNAround Thank you!! 💕 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain Thank you!! 💙 2w
QuietlyLaura So glad you get to go home! Be safe! 💕💕👍 2w
Megabooks @QuietlyLaura Thank you!! I‘ll be happy to be home tomorrow!! 2w
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday
1. After some thought, Rainbow Rowell and David Sedaris!
2. RR: What is going on with Cath and Wren today? How did their lives end up? DS: Would you rather have another bestseller or have another garbage truck named after you? (I think both are cool!)
3. Over half my collection has been in storage for 2 years but probably around 300?
4. @Emilymdxn @KathyWheeler @RachelO

Emilymdxn Thank you for the tag lovely!! I‘ll post this today and get thinking about my answers. Sending love as always 💛💛💛 2w
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thanks!! 😊😊 I had to think about authors, and my questions are still kinda lame! 😂 2w
Chrissyreadit How are you feeling? Hope better! 2w
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Megabooks @Chrissyreadit I am feeling pretty good for 9 days out! I see the dr in a couple of hours to see if I can drive back to Kentucky. 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen David Sedaris is a great choice 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks!! There‘s more I‘d like to ask than garbage trucks, but you‘ve got to have an icebreaker! 😂😂 2w
Eggs Thanks for playing 📚👏🏻🤗👍🏼 2w
Megabooks @Eggs Thanks for tagging me! 😊💜 2w
Eggs @Megabooks Were you able to get home today? 2w
Megabooks @Eggs I saw the dr today and he released me for travel but some circumstances caused my pain to spiral a bit so I‘m traveling Friday instead of tomorrow. 👍🏻 2w
Eggs Wishing you comfortable and safe travel homeward 2w
RachelO Thanks for the tag Meg! I‘m going to have a think and will post later. Sending big hugs and get well soon wishes for a lower-pain day today 🌸 2w
Megabooks @Eggs Thank you ❤️❤️ 2w
Megabooks @RachelO I had to think as well! Thank you so much for the good wishes. 💕💕 2w
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Day 8 recovering from spinal fusion! Still in Dallas but I‘m hoping to get released to go to back to Kentucky at the doctor tomorrow. 😁👍🏻 Thank you to everyone who continues to wish us well and check in!! Book people are the best people! 💜💜💜💜

Edited to add: I have been able to take my pain meds down a level, which is good!!

AmyG Hope you are feeling good! 2w
faelinwolf ❤❤❤ 2w
Megabooks @AmyG I am! I meant to add that. I am still in some pain, but I‘ve been able to decrease my pain meds a level! 2w
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Megabooks @faelinwolf Thank you!! 😊 2w
Laura317 Great news! You look good. 2w
wanderinglynn So happy to hear you‘re doing well! Sending positive vibes for a speedy recovery. 💚 2w
jmtrivera Hope recovery goes well!!! 2w
Megabooks @Laura317 Thank you!! ❤️ 2w
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thank you so much!! 😊💙 2w
Megabooks @jmtrivera me too! It is so far! Thank you 😁 2w
TorieStorieS Good luck with a speedy recovery and one that is hopefully full of only the best books!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Megabooks @TorieStorieS Thank you!! Right now I‘m focusing on Elton John‘s Me and 2w
Eggs You‘re still smiling!! Hope you get to go home soon and that your spine is healing well❤️❤️ 2w
Billypar Good luck in your recovery!! I had mine back in 2001, and I remember it being a long summer recovering (I wasn't much of a reader back then, so I probably watched a ton of movies!), but I was thrilled with the results. 2w
Megabooks @Eggs Thanks!! It‘s been a pretty smooth recovery so far. I‘m hoping for good news at tomorrow‘s X-ray. 🤞🏻🤞🏻❤️❤️ I‘ll definitely be sure to do wondrous Wednesday, but I‘m trying to decide on authors! 2w
Megabooks @Billypar That‘s fantastic! I‘m glad you‘re continuing to do well!! This is my third fusion. It‘s a long story as to why I‘ve needed 3, but hopefully, and I have reason to believe 🤞🏻, that this will be my last! 2w
Econaghan Wishing you a speedy recovery! 2w
QuietlyLaura So glad you‘re doing well. I hope you can go home soon, too! ☺️💜 2w
marleed Thinking of you! 2w
Megabooks @Econaghan Thanks!! 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks @QuietlyLaura Thank you! Me too! ❤️❤️ 2w
Megabooks @marleed Thank you! 😊 2w
batsy I hope you recovery continues to go well and that you're pain-free soon 💜 2w
Crazeedi Megan, I have a letter about to be mailed, been thinking of you and praying for your recovery, hugs!! 2w
LeahBergen Aww! Thinking of you! 😘😘 I‘ve been so busy with my new puppy that I‘ve hardly been on here lately. He‘s a terror. 😆😆 2w
Megabooks @batsy Thank you!! So far my surgery with this doctor has been the easiest of my 8ish truly major surgeries. (The multiple day hospitalization ones.) 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Megabooks @Crazeedi Thank you so much!! I look forward to receiving it. 😊😊😊 I hope you got my email back. Well, I guess you did if you have my address. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Megabooks @LeahBergen lol!! I‘ve missed you and thanks! Henry (my 17-year old toy poodle) is in mid-stage kidney failure, so I will probably have a new dog sometime in the next year or so. Not that I want to replace the old dude. He‘s wonderful! But they all go to the rainbow bridge sometime. I‘m glad you‘re enjoying time with Johnny!! I‘ll be looking for pictures here and on Instagram! 🐶🐶 2w
quietjenn Sending good thoughts your way! 2w
Texreader Oh bless you. I had a spinal fusion. I hope you get tons of relief. 2w
Megabooks @quietjenn thank you!! 💜 2w
Tamra Speedy & book filled recovery! 2w
Megabooks @Texreader I hope you got relief from yours! And thank you! So far the pain and numbness down my arms is gone and I just have collateral pain from the physicality of a major surgery. 2w
Megabooks @Tamra Thanks! I only brought 9 books with me for a 10 day trip! 😂😂 #typicallitten Plus my kindle and audible libraries. (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm 🙏 speedy recovery! Great to see you smiling! 💕 2w
Megabooks @erzascarletbookgasm thank you!! 😊💙 2w
kezzlou85 Hope you're home soon. ❤ 2w
UwannaPublishme Feel better! Sending healing hugs and 💕 2w
Lizpixie I hope you‘re feeling better soon lovely! A spinal fusion is on my radar in the future as well, not looking forward to it at all. Cannot imagine having to have 3 and still smiling😆 2w
Erofan Speedy recovery 💕💕💕 2w
Megabooks @kezzlou85 Thank you! 😊 2w
Megabooks @UwannaPublishme Thanks so much!! ❤️ 2w
Megabooks @Lizpixie Thank you!! I‘ll be wishing you well with your recovery! I hope you are able to have surgery and recovery quickly!! 😁💜 2w
Megabooks @Erofan Thanks!! 💙💙💙 2w
LauraBeth Thinking about you - hope you‘re back home and feeling better soon! ❤️ 2w
readordierachel ❤❤❤ 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read your latest post, so I had to go look what was going on! Keep feeling better and hopefully you‘ll be home soon. 2w
Megabooks @LauraBeth it looks like Friday is going to be the travel day. I‘ve had some complications tonight, but I should be ready to roll then! And thank you! 💙 (edited) 2w
Megabooks @readordierachel 💕😊💜 2w
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you!! I very much appreciate your support and continue to enjoy seeing your nonfiction posts! 😁 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks You are so welcome! I‘ve been a very bad feed reader lately, I have to get back to that so I can keep up on all the other stuff and happenings.😉 2w
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was in October as well, but I‘m trying to do better in November. Sometimes life just gets in the way! 🤷🏻‍♀️💙 2w
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Picked up two more #audiobooks with #audible credits! (The West was a pre-order, and Wong‘s book has been getting a lot of love here, so I thought I‘d check them out.) It may be awhile until I listen because they‘re not up my dad‘s alley, so probably when I get home. I am excited though! Definitely not #sorry to be running through my credits! 😂😘

#nfnov #newin #evergrowingtbr #nonfiction #gratefulreading #movember

Cinfhen Strange, was able to pull this up on my phone but not my iPad !?!? I‘m curious about Witches. Keep me posted 🙏🏼 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Awesome! Will do! 2w
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Megabooks @OriginalCyn620 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen I just sent you an email .... please humor me xx 2w
Cinfhen Yup! Seems to have made a difference #Crazy 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen emailed you back and doing this 🙄 2w
rsteve388 1 pt. Also I preorder The Witches are Coming and get to meet Lindsay West Next Friday Excited #Denver 2w
Megabooks @rsteve388 Awesome! So jealous! 2w
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Pickpick

This book never fails to hit a reset button in my heart and mind. It makes me think more broadly and love more deeply. I will continue to reread again! I recommend it to everyone.

#TIL: Be your most authentic, generous self when possible.

#nfnov #orangecover #namastenovember

merelybookish I agree! Love it and return to often! 2w
Eggs Stacked!!! 2w
Megabooks @merelybookish 💙💙💙 2w
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Megabooks @Eggs I hope you enjoy it! 2w
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Clwojick Sounds good! Stacking! 2w
Megabooks @Clwojick I hope you love it! 2w
ValerieAndBooks I read it from the library a couple years ago and have hoped I would find a hard copy (used) for myself, but not yet!! 2w
Megabooks @ValerieAndBooks it would definitely be nice to have a hardcover! Good luck! 2w
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Me | Elton John
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@Cinfhen look what I ordered! So pretty! 😍😍 Excited to start.

#nfnov #newin

Lifeisasnap How is it? 2w
Megabooks I‘m starting it now. 🤞🏻 it‘s good! (edited) 2w
4thhouseontheleft Ooohhh.... I think I just found what I want to read for the 🎵 prompt for #nonfiction2019! 2w
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Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @Lifeisasnap I‘m really enjoying it so far!! (edited) 2w
OriginalCyn620 I just started this too! I love Elton! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks It‘s a ~22 week waitlist at the library! 😫 2w
Megabooks @OriginalCyn620 Yay! Me too, and he‘s such an interesting person. 2w
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft That‘s why I bought! 2w
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Cinfhen Is the cover alone worth it??? 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen The book is gorgeous, and so far the writing feels like I‘m sitting and having a conversation with Elton. It‘s like sitting with a parent and just having them explain life as they see it. The book has an intimate feel I‘m really enjoying!!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I say “parent” because my parents are boomers and right at his age. I get the feeling you‘re about 10 years older than I am, but my mom was 35 when she had me, so our parents may not be that different in age. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Elton was born in 47. 2w
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Love Is the Higher Law | David Levithan
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A favorite #under250pages book. It‘s a YA novel that tackles 9/11 and the week after showing the confusion followed by the outpouring of grief, sympathy, and ultimately love for each other NYCers felt during that time. I cry every time at the end.

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 2w
Megabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so heartbreaking, but so good! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Megabooks I agree! One of my all time favorites!! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Sounds fantastic but sad. 😢 Stacked it. 2w
Megabooks @OriginalCyn620 I hope you enjoy it!! 2w
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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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#girlsgonewild #movember @Cinfhen

This has to be one of my favorite YA audiobooks! So funny!

Cinfhen I‘m going to use this for #Booked2020 #LOLread 🙌🏻📚💕How are you feeling???? 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Great choice! The stuff inside my neck they moved to get to my vertebrae (esophagus, windpipe, soft tissue, etc.) is really swollen and it‘s hard to swallow. That‘s the consistent worst part now. Other than that, it‘s just the usual feeling of post-surgical aches and pains. I seem to be healing up pretty well!! 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks for asking!! ❤️❤️ 2w
Cinfhen Wow!! That was some major surgery ~ so glad you‘re on the path to wellness 💕💕💕 2w
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kaysworld1 That's a great book had a good laugh with it, get well soon ❤️ 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks friend!! 2w
Megabooks @kaysworld1 Thank you!! I loved Libba‘s voices. It was just so funny! 2w
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I‘ve been meaning to read this essay collection, and I figured #nfnov was as good a time as any! Maybe another documentary, too, tonight. Thanks for running this @rsteve388 and @Clwojick

#newin #essaysareawesome

rsteve388 1 pt 2w
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Watched another #Pbs #frontline documentary for #NFNov. This one is an update of a 2012 story on how hard it is to be a child in a family below the poverty line in America. Unfortunately all three families were still struggling five years later, but all the kids were still in school or graduated, which is major!

#TIL (but already knew) My dad is awesome! He works on a federal grant providing assistance to seniors and families finding federal 👇🏻

Megabooks And state programs that they qualify for but aren‘t aware of. The average extra benefit he finds in our 7-county region is 11k!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
Eggs That‘s awesome @Megabooks ! That‘s a great skill/talent finding such resources 3w
Megabooks @Eggs Thanks!! It‘s been an incredible retirement job for him and he loves talking to people, helping them, and being involved in the wider community. He‘s connecting with a lot of different people than he did in the lumber business, and he is a super extrovert!! 😁 3w
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BarbaraBB Your dad sounds incredible again. And I‘m happy he has found a retirement job that gives him so much energy - beside the help it gives the people involved 💕 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Me too! And thank you! If only he read more! 😂 j/k He tried a number of things, mainly because he just didn‘t want to be at home all day, before a family friend suggested him for this position. He gets to do three things he loves data collection and processing, talking to people and helping people. It‘s perfect. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Such an important role! Someone similar to your dad has been an immense help to us finding assistance for my aunt, who is developmentally challenged. So grateful to people like your dad!! 3w
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks That is awesome!! I‘m so glad there are people helping in other communities!! When people think of programs, they think of food stamps, SSD, Medicaid/Medicare. etc., but there are so many smaller, more specific programs that help people like your aunt. I‘m glad she‘s been able to get help/support. 3w
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Just watched the Weinstein episode of #Pbs #frontline for #NFnov. That man completely sickens me. Overall the episode wasn‘t that salacious, but the #TIL is that powerful men will do anything to silence those who could bring them down and abusive men can get away with a lot

#metoo harassed pretty severely by a high school academic team coach, as were many other girls.

readordierachel I'm sorry that happened to you 3w
Megabooks @readordierachel Thanks. I just wish I had known I could speak up. It was the 90s. Unfortunately, a more permissive time. 3w
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Oh @8little_paws ! I think this is so in your wheelhouse! I saw your post about it after I already finalized my box, so I checked out the ebook. So far, it‘s rough but gorgeous. Enjoy! 👍🏻👍🏻😁

8little_paws Very excited!! Will need some longer books to read while holding the baby this winter! 3w
Megabooks @8little_paws Yes!! So happy that your family is expanding!! 💙💙 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Well, this is sad news. A few of us have been thinking about whether other people already have this weekend blocked off and want to do a Litsy thing January 18-19, 2020. I‘d be glad to coordinate and do some hosting/prizes. Let me know what y‘all think??

Julsmarshall I‘m sad too though I understand; it has become a huge undertaking. I would be interested in doing a litsy thing—let me know how I can help! 3w
Mollyanna I‘m definitely in! I am game to help in anyway. I am happy to add a prize to the mix. Just let me know what you need. 3w
RachelO Yes please! Happy to add a prize or send something out to UK/Europe 3w
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Lizpixie I‘ll be in! I‘d also add a prize to the mix for Oceania. 3w
Megabooks @Julsmarshall @Mollyanna @RachelO @Lizpixie Fantastic!! I‘m so glad to have such great support so quickly!! Let‘s do it 😁👍🏻 Does anyone have good hashtag ideas? The best I‘ve come up with that‘s different than others here and 24in48 one is either #48HrsOfBooks or #48hrReadathon. I‘m certainly open to suggestions!! Thanks y‘all!! 3w
Jas16 I think this a great idea and I would be happy to pitch in if needed 3w
sprainedbrain I‘m in if you do something, and would be happy to help if needed! This is sad news. 3w
Megabooks @Jas16 @sprainedbrain Great! I‘m going to organize my thoughts and get something out there this week to gear up!! 👍🏻👏🏻 3w
janeycanuck I was sad to see this, too, but I get it. Life gets crazy sometimes. I‘ll join in a Litsy version. Let me know if I can help at all. 2w
Megabooks @janeycanuck Thank you! Since I have the luxury of a couple of months, I‘m going to wait until I get back to Kentucky this weekend to set things up, but I‘m excited to make an announcement and do a host for an hour or two sign up, if you‘re interested. 2w
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Me | Elton John
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Actually excited to read this #music memoir soon! #sirelton #movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I want this book just for the cover #CoverCrush 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Totally 😍😍 3w
Bookwormjillk I just downloaded this one. So excited! 3w
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Megabooks @Bookwormjillk 🎉🎉🎶 awesome! 3w
Eggs Love listening to 1970s Elton songs 💗🎶💗 3w
Megabooks @Eggs me too!! Benny and the Jets is a particular favorite!! My freshman roommate in college and I used to rock out to Elton, especially That‘s Why They Call It the Blues! 3w
Eggs Blue jean baby, LA lady🎶🎶 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I couldn‘t resist, I ordered it. Too beautiful!! 3w
Cinfhen So weird @Megabooks I can‘t find the post that you JUST tagged me in!! It appears in my comment feed but it won‘t open when I scroll to see your response. 2w
Megabooks These are the two comments I made @Cinfhen The book is gorgeous, and so far the writing feels like I‘m sitting and having a conversation with Elton. It‘s like sitting with a parent and just having them explain life as they see it. The book has an intimate feel I‘m really enjoying!!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I say “parent” because my parents are boomers and right at his age. I get the feeling you‘re about 10 years older than I am, but my mom was 35 when she had me, so our parents may not be that different in age. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Elton was born in 47. 2w
Cinfhen I saw the movie Rocket Man, so I feel like I “know” his story but there is something special about reading his personal reflections. I‘ll probably order the book when I have someone who can bring it overseas. It‘s still expensive on book depository and I‘m not “dying” to read right away. Glad to hear it‘s living up to the hype!! Can u still not sleep?? 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen It‘s still before midnight here (barely). I‘ve been sleeping some during the day as I change positions, so I just kind of do what my body wants. I‘ve got a heating pad on my low back now. Just ready to get home and into my own bed/chairs!! 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen and I did not see rocket man. I just don‘t have the attention span to watch them. I‘m definitely, solidly on the “read the book” end of the spectrum!! 2w
Cinfhen How many more nights/days until your home?? 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen probably driving back all day Thursday if I‘m released by the dr on Wednesday. I feel like I should be. I‘m getting an x ray to make sure the healing has started and assuming that‘s a go, I feel strong enough to ride in the car tomorrow. How was your son‘s birthday celebration?? I hope you all had fun!! 🥳 2w
Cinfhen 🤞🏼🤞🏼 hope you get the all ok sign 💖my brother lives in israel with his family and my parents are still here ( they leave tonight) so we all went out for dinner which was nice. Hard to believe my youngest is an “adult” The years fly by. 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks!! Oh dear! You‘re going to have an empty nest soon. 😬 I‘m glad you had a nice dinner! I hope he has a wonderful adult life, and I wish him many years of happiness and growth as a person. 20s are tough, but most of us come out better for having survived them. 😁 2w
Cinfhen Thank you so much for your lovely birthday wishes xx 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! Now I am up in the middle of the night. Sir Elton here I come! 2w
Cinfhen Ok, this is SO WEIRD! You just tagged me in a post about Witches and while I see it in comment section I can‘t open the link or find the post anywhere in my feed. Litsy is doing strange shit 😜🤨 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Has there been an update that your iPad hasn‘t gone through? We have one in the US that I haven‘t done. 2w
Cinfhen I think the opposite ~ my iPad went through the Apple update but my phone has not. I‘ve seen other people complaining too about scrolling problems since the new Apple update. It‘s frustrating 😡 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I hate scrolling with the new update!! The touch to take you to another page is so sensitive! 😡 2w
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Mighty Dads | Joan Holub
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Definitely #gratefulfor this man! My dad has been a constant supportive presence in my life, and I am so lucky to have him. I realize not everyone has great parents, which makes me feel extra fortunate! Right now we‘re doing a little #nightreading with the tv on, too. 😁👍🏻📚

#namastenovember @Eggs

Eggs What a great picture Meg! You 2 have the same great smile 😊👍🏼👏🏻💕 3w
AmyG I did not have much of a dad. So this just makes me smile. ❤️ 3w
Megabooks @Eggs Thank you!! 😁😁 We both look like his mother‘s family. His mother was a wonderful grandmother, and I even got to hear a new story from his childhood this trip. 👍🏻❤️ 3w
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Megabooks @AmyG I‘m so sorry! 💕💕 I just feel so seriously lucky, because I don‘t think it‘s anything else, that life has dealt me this great hand. 3w
Reggie How awesome!! I have a great dad too! Glad you‘re up and around. 3w
Megabooks @Reggie Fantastic and thank you!! I‘m glad to be feeling more like my old self! 3w
UwannaPublishme Great photo of you and your awesome Dad! 💕💕💕 3w
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic 3w
batsy ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Megabooks @UwannaPublishme Thanks!! 😊💜 3w
Megabooks @batsy 💙😊💙 3w
Reviewsbylola I love when you post pictures of your dad. He looks like such a sweet guy. 🥰 3w
mdemanatee This is such a good picture! 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola thanks! He is a sweet guy and has a great sense of humor...if you like dad jokes, which I do! 😂❤️ 3w
Megabooks @mdemanatee Thanks!! 😊😊 3w
Nute I enjoy hearing about you and your Dad AND your wonderful relationship. Even nicer when there is photo...it is quite evident that there is a warm and kind connection between the two of you. The smiles are priceless!💕 3w
Come-read-with-me @Megabooks So happy to see you up and looking pain free!! Your Dad seems amazing and so proud to have you as his daughter!! Stay well! 💗 3w
Reviewsbylola Who doesn‘t appreciate a good dad joke?! 3w
kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 3w
Megabooks @Nute Thank you so much!! 💕💕💕 He is the kindest man I know (not that I‘m biased or anything) and always makes me laugh! 😁 (edited) 3w
Megabooks @Come-read-with-me I do feel better! I have some uncomfortable swelling in my throat that makes swallowing difficult, but otherwise I feel much better than before surgery. 3w
Megabooks @kspenmoll 😊😊 3w
Come-read-with-me @megabooks So glad to hear that you‘re feeling better. The swelling will go down but until then I think your version of ice cream and lots of books are called for! 2w
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I certainly #cherish my friendship with Cindy, and really appreciate these get well packages that arrived in Kentucky today! I can‘t wait to open them Thursday!! ❤️🥰😘😘 Thank you!!!

#movember @Cinfhen 😁

Crazeedi Is it your birthday? I'd love to send you a birthday/get well card! How are you doing? 3w
Megabooks @Crazeedi Thank you so much!! My birthday is in March, but I would really appreciate a get well card!! I‘m doing much better! I‘m happy all the time now. 😁😁😁 if you email me at booksandcooks.litsy@gmail.com I‘ll send my address. ❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain @cinfhen is so lovely! Glad to hear you‘re doing well...! 3w
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Megabooks @squirrelbrain thank you 😊 and she is! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m glad to send some cheer your way, Meg xx and I‘m hoping your package isn‘t lost @squirrelbrain I sent it about 10 days ago 😬 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m so excited to see what they are! Thanks for thinking of me. ❤️😘 3w
Reviewsbylola Cindy is the best!! 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
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Yo, I survived!! Yay! Today‘s the first day I‘ve been in less pain than before surgery! (Not my best Selfie, BTW, but a happy one!) It went better than expected and my recovery should be shorter and easier. 🎉

Of course I made my #botm picks. I‘m surprised I went with the thriller over the nonfiction, but the nonfiction sounded scarier! Yikes! 😱

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey! 💜💜

Librarybelle So good to hear! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
AmyG Wishing you a speedy recovery! 3w
Eggs Like the smile! So good to hear you‘re doing well-stay strong 3w
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CarolynM Lovely to see your smiling face! Glad you're feeling less pain and hope you recover quickly 💐 3w
Trashcanman I'm very happy for you, truly. I wish you a fast recovery 3w
DGRachel Yay! Wishing you a speedy recovery! 💖 3w
k.reads.5 Glad to hear and wishing you a speedy recovery! 3w
EKonrad Here‘s to a fast recovery and being pain-free at last! 😊 3w
DaveGreen7777 Glad you‘re doing even better than expected! Wishing you a painless and speedy recovery! 😊 3w
Dragon Wishing you a speedy recovery! 💐 3w
lele1432 Wishing you a fast recovery!! ♥️ 3w
Kalalalatja So good to hear! 3w
britt_brooke Been thinking about you. Happy you‘re doing ok!! 3w
BarbaraBB You‘re looking good! So good to hear it all went well and you‘re doing ok! 💕 3w
Simona Fast (and painless) recovery❣️ 3w
Amiable Sending healing thoughts and wishes! 3w
Come-read-with-me @Megabooks It‘s a perfect selfie! You look happy, pair free, and joyfully. Best selfie ever!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery! 3w
youneverarrived Great to hear 💕 3w
Megabooks Omg, thank you all so much! It means a lot that you are sharing in my happiness about this surgery! I can‘t wait for my recheck Wednesday and to get cleared to go home to Kentucky!! @Librarybelle @AmyG @eggs @carolynm @Trashcanman @DGRachel @k.reads.5 @EKonrad @DaveGreen7777 @Dragon @lele1432 @Kalalalatja @britt_brooke @BarbaraBB @Simona @Amiable @Come-read-with-me (thanks for making me feel beautiful!) @youneverarrived 3w
ValerieAndBooks I‘m so glad you‘re feeling less pain and on the road to recovery now 💖! 3w
Reviewsbylola Glad you‘re feeling better Meg! 🥳 And those aren‘t the selections I would have expected from you! 3w
Megabooks @ValerieAndBooks Thanks so much!! 💕💕 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Thank you!! ❤️❤️ I was surprised by yours, too! It‘s like there was this BOTM dimensional rift and we fell in!! I cannot believe I got a thriller! 😂😂😂 3w
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Meg has made it out of surgery okay. 🎉 Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes for her recovery! We really appreciate them. She‘ll post and update herself when she‘s a bit more awake. 👍🏻

JacqMac Great news! Good healing vibes to you, Meg. 💕 3w
ValerieAndBooks Thanks for the update! Now to get better 💖 3w
Jas16 Wonderful news! 3w
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BarbaraBB This is such wonderful news! Thanks for keeping us posted! 3w
Caterina Yay! Thanks for the update! Praying for quick and smooth recovery! ❤️ 3w
readordierachel Great news ❤ 3w
kezzlou85 Great news 3w
xicanti ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Librarybelle Great news! 3w
Mollyanna Glad to hear it. ❤️. Here‘s to a quick and successful recovery. 3w
Crazeedi Sending a big litsy hug! And prayers for speedy recovery! 3w
CarolynM Thanks for the update. Sending love💕 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for the update, Meg‘s dad!!! Please send love to our favorite patient ♥️ 3w
Reviewsbylola Yay Meg! 🥰🥰🥰 3w
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The Way I Heard It | Mike Rowe
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Made it to Dallas!! Thank goodness! Very tired, but okay.

This is the kind of #audiobook my dad and I can both agree on, and we enjoyed listening on our trip. Based on his podcast, he tells stories about well-known figures from a different angle and has you guessing as to whom, and then relates it to a story from his own life.

Nothing earth shattering, but a very enjoyable read. I think dad will tune into the podcast! (I don‘t do those.) 💜💜

Megabooks @Cinfhen Hey Cindy! Dad and I made it to Dallas! 🤞🏻 this time tomorrow, they‘ll be wheeling me back to the OR. 👍🏻👍🏻 Mom stayed behind and lost power for about 5 hours, but her best friend came and brought her a bright light because we were not prepared.😱(If you didn‘t know, my mom had polio and has other illnesses and has been in a scooter for 20 years with limited mobility.) I think all 3 of us are ready to go! 4w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I just need to make it though the next 24 hours calmly. Sounds easy enough, right? 😂❤️😘 4w
TheAromaofBooks I hope everything goes well for you today. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. ❤ 4w
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sending you good thoughts & wishes for a speedy recovery! 4w
Eggs ❤️💗❤️💗 4w
Cinfhen I didn‘t know mom had polio although I did know she has health issues. Poor thing😔to be alone and lose power (edited) 4w
Laura317 Just catching up with what you‘re going through. Sending prayers and good thoughts for an easy recovery. 4w
Cinfhen So glad you‘re all ready to go!!!! Saying prayers and sending love ❤️ 4w
Cinfhen Your dad is going to have to go on Litsy and give us all an update 😜 4w
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Eggs @Cinfhen @Laura317 Thanks for checking in! ❤️ Dad and I just got back from a practice drive hotel 👉🏻 hospital 👍🏻 and In-N-Out burger, which I hadn‘t had in years. 😋 Cindy, mom is doing okay. Some insulation blew out of the attic into the guest bath, but otherwise the house fared well. I always worry about her, but she has a lot of great friends, so that‘s good! ❤️😘 4w
Cinfhen Thinking of you 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 3w
BarbaraBB Today was the big day! Hope all went well and you‘ll feel better soon! 💚🍀 3w
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Scary Stories | Jim Whiting
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Huge scare today. My dr‘s office called me at 11:30 am and said that my surgery had not been approved by insurance. It‘s Monday. 😱😱

So my parents had to guarantee 20k to get them to move forward before the financial people left at 12:30. Thank God for generous parents with credit cards with high limits. 🙏🏻

At 4:30, right before my dr left, I got word that insurance finally came through. It was a harrowing afternoon😬Leaving for TX in AM👍🏻

EKonrad Good luck with your surgery! The same thing happened with me where insurance approved the surgery but not the hospital stay initially. It was so stupid! 😡Sending positive vibes your way. 4w
Endowarrior21 Prayers for a smooth recovery and good luck with your surgery. 4w
JacqMac What a stressful day! Good luck with the surgery. I hope it all goes well from here. 4w
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Megabooks @EKonrad Thank you so much!! The opposite was true for me. I heard from the hospital three days ago. That‘s why I was so shocked. I hope your surgery went smoothly. I really appreciate the vibes!! 💜💜 4w
Caterina I'm so sorry you had to deal with all that stress, and so glad it got sorted out! Praying the surgery goes great. 🙏❤️ 4w
Megabooks @Endowarrior21 Thanks so very much!! 💕💕 4w
Megabooks @JacqMac Right?! Thank you, thank you! 💙💙 4w
Megabooks @Caterina Thank you for the prayers! Very much appreciated! 💜💜 4w
melissajayne That sucks. Depending on the surgery, I would never have to go through that here in 🇨🇦. Instead I would have to worry if they had to delay the surgery. 4w
LeahBergen Oh my!! How stressful for you! 😮 4w
Bookwormjillk Good luck with your surgery. Will be thinking of you on Monday. Glad the insurance thing worked out. 4w
Megabooks @melissajayne I am a big supporter of universal healthcare in the US!! This piecemeal, private stuff is for the birds! 4w
Megabooks @LeahBergen Thanks! Just glad it‘s over!! 👍🏻 4w
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk Thank you so much!! 💙💙 4w
Meaw_catlady Sending positivity!!! 🤗🤗 4w
Megabooks @Meaw_catlady Thanks! You have been so kind!! 💕❤️ 4w
Alfoster Yikes! Glad it‘s working out!👍 4w
julesG All the best for the surgery. 4w
BookwormAHN I hope the surgery goes well 🍀 4w
Eggs We‘ll be sending prayers and hugs your way on Monday 💕💕 4w
BarbaraBB Oh no! So much extra stress... (US insurance policy is so different from ours) I am glad it all worked out in the end. Save travels & please keep us posted. Thinking of you 🍀💚 4w
Sungirl79 Oh no!! I hope the surgery went well! Sending positive vibes your way!! 4w
CarolynM Sending positive vibes your way. Hope the surgery is successful and you recover quickly💐💕 4w
Birdsong28 Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️ 😘 📚 📖 4w
Megabooks @Alfoster Thanks! 😁👍🏻 4w
Megabooks @julesG Thank you!! 💜 4w
Megabooks @BookwormAHN Thanks so much! 😊😊 4w
Megabooks @Eggs Thank you so much Sherri! 💙💕 4w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB It is! I really believe in some sort of nationalized healthcare system, but the minute you threaten to take the ability to buy better service than your neighbor away, Americans get angry. I have many times been the beneficiary of that better care, but I still wish rising tides could lift all boats! Thanks for the continued support!! 💜💜 4w
Megabooks @Sungirl79 Thanks! The surgery is Monday! 🤞🏻🤞🏻❤️❤️ 4w
Megabooks @CarolynM Thank you very much!! 😊❤️ 4w
Megabooks @Birdsong28 Thank you so much!! ❤️💜💙 4w
Reggie Good luck!! Hope everything goes well!! 4w
Megabooks @Reggie Thank you!!! 😊💕😊 4w
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry! We have got to fix our healthcare system! 4w
batsy Definitely scary being caught in that financial loophole! All the best for your surgery 💐 4w
Librarybelle Sending positive thoughts! Good luck on Monday! 4w
kspenmoll Good luck with your surgery. Our healthcare system is so broken. 4w
Reviewsbylola Good luck Meg. You‘ve got this. ♥️♥️ 4w
Redwritinghood Oh no! That‘s crazy. Good luck with everything. 4w
Jas16 Omg. That is awful. I am so sorry you had all of that unnecessary stress. Will be thinking of you on Monday. 4w
Cinfhen Good luck, Meg!!!!! Sending much love ❤️ 4w
Megabooks @Lcsmcat Thanks! We do!! 4w
Megabooks @batsy thank you very much!! 💕 4w
Megabooks @Librarybelle Thanks so much!! 🥰 4w
Megabooks @kspenmoll Thank you! It is. There‘s got to be a better way! 4w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Thanks friend!! Much appreciated!! 💙 4w
Megabooks @Redwritinghood Thanks very much!! ❤️❤️ 4w
Megabooks @Jas16 really appreciate you support!! 💙💙 4w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you dear friend!! 🥰😘 4w
Cinfhen Hi!!!! How are you doing??? It‘s getting closer! How are your parents?? Im sure it‘s nerve wracking for them too. You are all in my thoughts. ♥️ 4w
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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Thanks for the tag @Scochrane26 so glad to have met you here!!
March 2016!
My friend Tim told me about Litsy. He‘s an irl friend who knew I was a big reader and I am forever grateful!
Waaaayyy more!
@Cinfhen “Two Sally Rooney‘s!!” 🤣 Definitely contemporary/literary fiction and all types of nonfiction and forever grateful to @LitHousewife for getting me into audiobooks!
Shout out to #botmchallenge 2017 @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi and @L_auren 👇🏻

Megabooks I just want to say how much all of you, whether I‘ve known you 3.5 years or 3.5 months, mean to me, especially now. This community we continue to build doesn‘t exist other places and I want to say Thank You to you all!! 🍾🥂 1mo
Eggs Thank you to you as well — hope all is well with you 💕🌺 1mo
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LauraBeth 😘 1mo
Reviewsbylola BOTM challenge was the best ever!!! 1mo
Megabooks @Eggs Thanks Sherri! Just excited for surgery on Monday! 1mo
Megabooks @LauraBeth Back at ya and the fur kids! 😘 1mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola We definitely did the best year, that‘s for sure!! 1mo
Eggs Oh Meg I‘ll pray for you and hold you in my heart and hope your surgery goes well. I know it‘s been a long road 🌺🌺 1mo
Megabooks @Eggs Thank you so much! I appreciate it 💜🥰💜 I‘m just excited to start my recovery! 1mo
Cinfhen Oh WOW!!! You are literally THE #OGofLitsy along with @liberty !!!!!!! March was inception/ I showed up in April 😜 and yes!!! #TwoSallyRooneys 😘 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I was the end of March so we‘re probably within a week or two of each other! I was on book Twitter all the time before Litsy and my friend that told me about here works for Twitter, so that kind of backfired lol! 🤪 Your emails had me smiling all morning yesterday. Thank you!! 🥰🥰😘 1mo
LeahBergen 😘😘😘 1mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen 🥰🥰😘 4w
Cinfhen And yours had me smiling all night 😉 4w
emilyhaldi Wow I had no idea you were an OG of Litsy!! 🙌🏻 Its been great getting to know you here 😄❤️ 4w
Megabooks @emilyhaldi Same here!!! 🥰😁😁 4w
Megabooks @L_auren I need a post on Instagram! What have you been reading? Any 5⭐️s? 4w
L_auren @Megabooks Remind me why we‘re not connected on goodreads?? I‘ve only had 5 5-stars this year but just had two. The End of Loneliness, and Goodbye to All That (Botton) goodreads the only place I‘ve been keeping up to date!! Just got back from honeymoon (married 10/4) so my Instagram has been neglected. It will be mass updated soon though!! I miss it 4w
Megabooks @L_auren because I‘m not on goodreads!! 😂😂 congratulations!!! 🍾 🎉🥂 best wishes for many happy years together!! I hope you had fun! Where did you go? I‘ll have to look up those two books. 👍🏻 4w
L_auren @Megabooks oh yeah!! Thank you so much 😊 We went to Iceland, Sweden, and the Azores (off Portugal). Big trip and lots of fun! 3w
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