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PurpleyPumpkin

PurpleyPumpkin

Joined May 2016

“So many books, so little time.“ ~Frank Zappa 📚https://www.goodreads.com/purpleypumpkin
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The Sidewalk Artist: A Novel by Gina Buonaguro, Janice Kirk
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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
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Windflower by Nick Bantock, Edoardo Ponti
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I have soooo many classics on my #neverendingtbr! Here‘s a bunch from Elizabeth Gaskell. #GratefulReads #classicyouhaventread #neverenoughtimetoread

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 11h
Jas16 Those are lovely 10h
ljuliel Very pretty. Are they old ? 10h
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Reviewsbylola STOP! Those are gorgeous! So jealous! 😍😍 10h
LeahBergen I love these editions! I have two on my shelf as well. 😍 10h
Eyelit 💕 these!! Where did you get them? 10h
Daisey Beautiful! 9h
batsy Wow, those are gorgeous! 4h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Really pretty 💕 55m
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A few classics that I enjoyed some time ago. It might be time for a reread! #GratefulReads #classicyouenjoyed

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻❤️ 1d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 1d
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I'm all about coziness and comfort this cold and snowy November. So, it seemed like the perfect time to read about the concept of hygge and how fundamental it is to Danish living. From cooking, to fashion, to interior design, this book covers it all. Add in some scientific studies and how-tos to get your hygge on, and this book makes for a fun overview. Now, I'm off to curl up under a blanket with a good book, a warm beverage, and some candles.

UwannaPublishme Sounds like the perfect evening. Stay warm! 4d
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Mehso-so

I finished this one today and it was only so-so. The writing wasn‘t great and could have used an editor. The author‘s heart was definitely all-in but it fell a bit short for me. Still, the message was positive. 2/5⭐️

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Christmas Favorites | Clement Clarke Moore, Gale Wiersum, Jane Werner
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📚Anything, but cozy mysteries are a fav
☕️Tea, whiskey
🎁Bookmarks, socks, anything!
💋Lip gloss (or lippy, as I like to call it), lip balm, creams, soaps
🍫I follow a plant-based diet, so I stick to dark chocolate
🎬While You Were Sleeping, Die Hard, NL‘s Christmas Vacation, Elf, A Christmas Story
🎄Christmas is my fav holiday! I collect Santa figurines & ornaments, but I 💜 everything Christmassy. Also 💜 stationary, washi tape, & stickers.

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Next up, with my morning coffee! #bookandbeverage #Gratefulreads

Caroline2 Oh I enjoyed this book. It was so much darker than I was expecting tho!!! 😱 2w
Emilymdxn What a gorgeous morning reading setup! 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the colours in this photo. 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💛💛 2w
MayJasper Looks very inviting 2w
OriginalCyn620 Nice photo! 👌🏻 2w
Linsy I love that book! Wish I had it in hardcover 1w
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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My #favoritebookishitem would have to be bookmarks. These are part of my work collection and I have a whole box at home full of others! #GratefulReads

Nute These are the type of bookmarks that I like more than the purchased bookmarks from a store. I like bookmarks from a book event, a book promotion, from different libraries, from indie bookstores and the ones that accompany orders from Book Depository...oh, and definitely homemade bookmarks. They feel EXTRA special. Congrats on your collection...very nice! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻 2w
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PurpleyPumpkin @Nute Agreed! While I have my fair share of store-bought bookmarks, I love the ones that are slightly more unique. And they are something that I collect that I use all the time! 😉 2w
UwannaPublishme Cool collection! I‘m always on the hunt for unique and vintage bookmarks. 😊👍🏻 2w
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme You and me both! My thanks to you for sending a couple of my favs these days. I‘m using the Wonder Woman one right now. 👍🏽😉 2w
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I received both of these books from a couple of my colleagues a few weeks ago. Such a nice surprise! #bookgiftedtoyou #GratefulReads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊📚🙌🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2w
UwannaPublishme Love Robin Sharma! 😊🙌🏻 2w
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I had only heard of him recently. I‘m looking forward to reading this book!👍🏽 2w
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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Anothe book on my workplace tbr. This #nonfiction book sounds amazing and I‘ve heard only good things! #GratefulReads

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I almost chose this one! 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's a good one. 2w
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My current read is #under250pages. I‘m about 30 pages in and I‘m not quite sure how I feel about it yet. 🤔 #GratefulReads

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The Given Day | Dennis Lehane
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I haven‘t read this chunkster yet. It‘s waiting for me on my workplace tbr. 📚#over500pages #GratefulReads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻👍🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚❤️ 2w
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Cozy mysteries are my jam. #preferredgenre #GratefulReads

OriginalCyn620 I really need to read a cozy one day! 2w
Kshakal Cozies are the best!!! 2w
mrp27 Cozies are like the comfort food of books, love them. 2w
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veritysalter M C Beaton‘s books are my happy place, they‘ve got me through some tough times. The Agatha Raisin ones are definitely Murder, She Wrote but in the English countryside with thatched cottages and sinister newcomers 😂 - god bless cosy crime - happy reading. (edited) 2w
PurpleyPumpkin @OriginalCyn620 @Kshakal @mrp27 @veritysalter Cozies are great! When I‘m looking for a break from heavier reads or when I just need a comfortable read, this genre is my go-to. It‘s like a warm hug, which is ironic since murder is often involved!😂 2w
mrp27 Exactly! Who knew dead bodies and murder could be so comforting? 🤗 2w
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I‘m #lookingforwardtoreading these books, plus a bunch more on audio, before the end of the year. Wish me luck! #GratefulReads

megnews I‘m almost done with City Of Girls. It‘s good. 3w
OriginalCyn620 You can do it! 🙌🏻📚 3w
rachelm Awesome picks! 3w
PurpleyPumpkin @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @rachelm I‘m looking forward to reading these and hope I can complete my goal. Thanks for the support!💜 2w
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Witch Hat Atelier 1 | Kamome Shirahama
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Well, that was loads of fun! Witchcraft, casting spells and mysterious places and people, what more could I ask for on this dull, damp day! Now I have to go out and buy the next in this series. 👍🏽 4/5⭐️

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I‘m not sure that I‘d categorize this as #ascarybook, but I did find it disturbing. In a good way! Neil Gaiman is tops when it comes to atmospheric, unsettling stories. 4/5 ⭐️#fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 Love that pumpkin! 4w
PurpleyPumpkin @OriginalCyn620 I was trying to remember today where I bought it, but couldn‘t. I love it for this time of year! 🎃 4w
TorieStorieS Beautiful pumpkin!!! 4w
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BookNAround I have a whole pumpkin patch of glass pumpkins because I love them. I‘ll have to see if I can get a good picture of my next book in with them. 4w
PurpleyPumpkin @TorieStorieS Thank you!😊 4w
PurpleyPumpkin @BookNAround Oooh, I'd love to see that pic!🎃 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🎃 4w
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Sea of Shadows | Kelley Armstrong
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Three #shadow books from my #neverendingtbr! Man, I have a lot of books to read. 😜 #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful covers!! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks YA covers are often beautiful and they always grab my attention!😁 1mo
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I‘m not sure that I have a #favoritefallread, or at least I couldn‘t think of one. But I‘ve enjoyed two other Gaiman books, and I‘m looking forward to delving into this one this fall. Well, later today, actually! 📚 #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡🎃 1mo
UwannaPublishme I‘m curious about this one. Loved the movie. 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I‘m halfway through the book and I can‘t wait to see the movie! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much. I can‘t believe that I haven‘t seen it yet!😳 1mo
UwannaPublishme And now I want to read the book! You‘ll have to let me know what you think of the movie. Hope you‘re having a fun Halloween month! 🤗❤️🎃 1mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Just finished listening to this audiobook and have to say how very much I enjoyed it! Loved the strong female MC and enjoyed her take-no-guff attitude. Also enjoyed this different take on werewolves and vampires. Looking forward to reading the next in the series. 5/5⭐️

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Ghosts | Raina Telgemeier
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This #ghoststory was a really enjoyable one! And the message was important too. 4/5⭐️ #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤👻 1mo
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I really enjoyed this book when I read it back in 2010. 4/5⭐️ I also saw the play when it came to Toronto, and while I enjoyed it, it didn‘t live up to the hype for me. 🤷🏽‍♀️ #wicked #fallisbooked

rubyslippersreads I‘m just the opposite—didn‘t really care for the book but 💚💚💚 the musical. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 💚🖤 1mo
MommyOfTwo Love this edition! 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 Pretty cover! 1mo
Blueberry I agree. I thought the book was so much better. 1mo
UwannaPublishme Can you believe I haven‘t seen the play yet? 😳But I could probably sing the soundtrack! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme If you know the soundtrack, I‘m betting that you‘d really enjoy the play. Few of the songs were familiar to me, and I think that made the experience not as enjoyable as it could have been. I seem to be in the minority when it comes to the play. I liked it, but I didn‘t love it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
UwannaPublishme My sister has seen it umpteen times, that‘s probably why I know the music.😆 But tix are still so expensive here. 1mo
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Sacred Games | Vikram Chandra
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My #redcover for today‘s #fallisbooked prompt. I loved this book when I read it back in 2012. 5/5⭐️

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I spy Jodi 😊📚🙌🏻 1mo
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The Sidewalk Artist: A Novel | Gina Buonaguro, Janice Kirk
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It was a beautiful fall day today! The days are getting shorter and the temps cooler, but I don‘t mind. Cooler temps = curling up with my book and #blanket. And a happy coincidence, my nails match my blanket!😂 #fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your nails!!! 💙💙 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 1mo
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Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy | Martha E. H. Rustad
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A #favoritefalltreat of mine is apple crisp! I had planned to make one on the weekend and take a photo, but time ran out. So, photo courtesy of Google. 🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎 #fallisbooked

rather_be_reading oh yum!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can you mail me some of this?! 😋😋😋 1mo
Tamra I think I can smell it......🤤 1mo
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batsy Yum! I love apple crisp 🍎🍏 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Yummy! 😋 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😋😋😋 1mo
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According to Goodreads, I read this #football book back in 2009. Ten years later and I still remember how much I enjoyed it! 4/5⭐️ i enjoyed the movie too, but as is often the case, the book was better. #fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🏈🙌🏻 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏈 1mo
UwannaPublishme I loved the movie. So if the book‘s better, I need to put it on my list. 😊 1mo
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Fall Harvests: Bringing in Food | Martha E. H. Rustad
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻🧡😊 2mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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The Body in the Bonfire | Katherine Hall Page
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A #bonfire is lovely in the fall, but not when there‘s a body in it! This is a cozy mystery that I read a number of years ago and enjoyed. 3/5⭐️ #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🔥🧡 2mo
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This book is perfect for the #fallisbooked #blackcat prompt. But boy, I really didn‘t like it. I gave it one whole ⭐️on Goodreads. Needless to say, I have weeded it from my collection!😉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover though 🖤😽 1 ⭐️ for the cover!! Lol 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Sorry you didn‘t like it but the cover is cute! 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am always drawn to attractive covers. I often buy books based mostly on that factor. But, in this case, it didn't quite work out the way I imagined it would! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Ha! I‘m a sucker for a clever cover as well. Too bad this one didn‘t deliver. 🙄 Hope you‘re doing well and having a fun and warm October! ❤️ 1mo
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Just one of the many books on my tbr that have an #orangecover. #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 2mo
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I kinda fell short on last month‘s challenge. But, I‘m giving it another shot! For my #OctoberTBR, I‘m planning on finishing the 3 novels on the right and will hopefully get to at least one on the stack. 🤞🏽#fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 Are you liking The Woman In the Window? I‘m reading that this month! Want to make sure to get to it before the movie comes out! 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @OriginalCyn620 I saw this on your tbr! Actually, I just finished it. It lost me a little about 3/4 of the way through, but the ending was quite suspenseful! I couldn‘t stop reading as the story was coming to a close!👍🏽 2mo
Reagan-reads Ooh I just bought Beauty Queens at a library sale. I love Libba Bray! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Reagan-reads It‘s my first of her novels. I‘m listening to the audiobook and it‘s hilarious! 2mo
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The Joy of Journaling | Bonita Wasniewski
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Journalling really helps me to organize and release my thoughts and emotions. I just need to do it more! 😅 #journal #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 I love this! 😊❤️ 2mo
UwannaPublishme Great quote! ✍🏻✍🏻✍🏻 2mo
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Positivity | Barbara Fredrickson
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OriginalCyn620 Yes!! 🙌🏻 2mo
UwannaPublishme Amen to that! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Every month, I track a number of things in the hopes that at least one of them will develop into a #goodhabit! As you can see, it can be hit or miss. But this list is a good reminder of what I hope to accomplish. #SelfImprovementSept

Blaire What a great way to track! I use a bujo and I am going to adopt that method for next month. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 That‘s great! 👍🏻😊 2mo
DGRachel That's awesome. I have a handful of things I'd like to track, and couldn't figure out how to best do it. I may have to steal this idea. 😊 2mo
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TheSpineView Great idea to track that way. When you write it down it makes it more real. 😊 2mo
UwannaPublishme A friend of mine was just telling me about this book. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I don‘t have this book, but it looks really interesting. 🤔 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @TheSpineView @DGRachel @OriginalCyn620 @Blaire I saw this method on YouTube and thought it would work well. It‘s nice to focus on certain areas each month to try to improve!😉 2mo
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I don‘t have a #bucketlist, but there are a lot of things I‘d love to do in this life! I‘m going to drift in a hot-air balloon someday... #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 Love this quote! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
UwannaPublishme Go for it! 🎈🎈🎈 2mo
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The Universe Has Your Back | Gabrielle Bernstein
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This was Audible's daily deal today. I had a $5 coupon, so thought I'd check out this #selfhelpbook. Here's hoping it's a good one! #somethingnew #selfcaresunday #multitasking #catchingup #SelfImprovementSept

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 great deal!! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻great deal!! 2mo
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Something New | P. G. Wodehouse
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OriginalCyn620 Yes! 🙌🏼😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻❤️ 3mo
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End of Summer | John Lamb
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My garden is my happy place.🥰 But once our perennial hibiscus starts blooming, I know that summer is ending soon. 🌺 #flowers #SelfImprovementSept

DGRachel Hibiscus are annuals at my house, because of our cold winters, but I love them so much. 😭 I had a gorgeous yellow one when I first bought my house, but haven't replaced it, yet. I need to. 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @DGRachel Actually, the smaller traditional one would never survive our winters either. ☹️But these are much larger, almost the size of a dinner plate! And they‘ve come back yearly for a while now.👍🏽 I do love the smaller ones too, beautiful for indoors. (edited) 3mo
OriginalCyn620 😊🌸🌼 3mo
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Eggs Unspeakably gorgeous 🥰 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @OriginalCyn620 @Eggs So nice to have late bloomers in the garden. 😉 3mo
KarynGood Beautiful! 3mo
ladym30 So very beautiful!😍 3mo
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous! 😍 2mo
AmyRebecca That color! 🌺 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @AmyRebecca They were so lovely. ☺️ 2mo
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I‘m not sure if many would call #bulletjournalling a #hobby. But I place it firmly in this category as I spend a lot of creative time in it. It keeps me organized and sane! And maybe I‘m also addicted to washi tape and stickers. 😂 #SelfImprovementSept

CogsOfEncouragement I just started last month. I have enjoyed the hand lettering and doodling. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! I‘d definitely consider it a hobby! 😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would definitely consider it a hobby ☺️🙌🏻 3mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @CogsOfEncouragement If you enjoy lettering and doodling, then I think you'll definitely stick with it! The wonderful aspect of bullet journalling is that it can be whatever you want it to be. I started last year and I've changed my style many times. 👍🏽 3mo
Maria514626 @PurpleyPumpkin Those stickers! Those pens. My heart! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Maria514626 😉👍🏽💜 3mo
Kimberlone I love all the purple! My favorite color 💜 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Kimberlone 😉🙌🏽💜 3mo
Nute I think of bullet journaling as a hobby...look at all of the creativity that goes into keeping a journal like that.💜 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Nute Agreed! Right now, it‘s my main creative outlet. 🎨 2mo
AmyRebecca How pretty you make it! 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @AmyRebecca 👍🏽😉 2mo
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve participated in one of these challenges, but this one intrigued me! I‘m behind on my various reading challenges, so I decided to gather a stack of books that will help me complete them before the end of the year. These will keep me busy from now until December! #readinggoals #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 I‘m impressed that you‘re thinking through to the end of the year! I can only think a month ahead when planning what to read! 👌🏻😊 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @OriginalCyn620 That‘s usually me too! I only decided to plan because I‘m so far behind in my reading. We‘ll see how this goes.😜 3mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! I see some great reads here. You can do it! 📚📚💪🏻 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Here‘s hoping! Thanks for the encouragement. 😊🤞🏽🤞🏽 3mo
britt_brooke Great looking stack! 3mo
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This story was quite interesting, if a tad repetitive. But, I didn't end up enjoying it as much as I expected to. I usually relish listening to authors read their own memoirs, but not so much this time. Kudos to Stallworth for his efforts to curtail the Ku Klux Klan and many thanks that he shared his experiences through this book, but he's no narrator. Perhaps reading the print edition would have been better. Still, it‘s worth reading. 2.5/5⭐️

britt_brooke Bless him, his narration was super stilted. 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @britt_brooke Indeed! The narration improved during the second half of the book, but still felt awkward. 3mo
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The Book of Polly: A Novel | Kathy Hepinstall
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What a great audiobook! I loved all the characters, even the annoying ones. I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by the talented Jenna Lamia. She really brought the characters to life. 4/5⭐️

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Jenna ltamia is so great! Thanks for letting me know she narrates this one! 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Which book(s) have you listened to that she narrated? Would love to listen to more by her. She was so good!👍🏽 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @PurpleyPumpkin okay I spelled Lamia right so I don't know what happened there! Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven and Malagash by Joey Comeau were the ones I listened to narrated by her. ☺️ 3mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Excellent! I did a search on Overdrive and came across Invention of Wings. But thank you for mentioning the other books. Much appreciated!👍🏽 3mo
UwannaPublishme This book description says “for readers of Fannie Flagg,” so it‘s on my TBR. 😁👍🏻 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I haven‘t read Fanny Flagg, so I‘ll have to add her to my tbr! As for this book, I highly recommend the audio version. It‘s great!😉 (edited) 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Ahhhhh, Fried Green Tomatoes!!!!! That‘s definitely on my tbr!!👌🏽 3mo
UwannaPublishme I will definitely look for the audio version. 👍🏻 Fried Green Tomatoes is my favorite and I just listened to it again. I would also recommend Fannie‘s audiobooks since she always narrates in her wonderful Southern accent. 🙌🏻 3mo
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Not my favourite of ACD‘s books, but still an entertaining read. And thus endeth the series! I really enjoyed the Audible version of the Sherlock Holmes series and highly recommend it. Stephen Fry breathes life into each individual character. He‘s amazing! 3/5⭐️

Freespirit The narrator is so important. They really add to the enjoyment😊 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Freespirit So true! And Fry was really excellent.👍🏽 3mo
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This was my last book read in July and it was a fun way to end my reading month! To think that I just started reading Dahl. 😳 Not sure how I got this far in life without reading any of his books, but glad that I've finally read a couple. This was a highly entertaining and imaginative story. A perfect summer read, relatively short and lots of fun. 4/5⭐️

ephemeralwaltz What a beautiful cover. He really is something! 4mo
Reviewsbylola Great edition! 4mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😂 Perfect emoji usage!🙌🏽 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @ephemeralwaltz @Reviewsbylola It's a Folio Society edition, part of a series I bought years ago, but I'm just getting to them now!😅 4mo
UwannaPublishme Now you‘ll have to watch both films and have a Charlie/Willy Wonka Fest. 😁🍫 4mo
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I finally gave in and bought the illustrated editions of the first three HP books. I have the regular editions, so didn‘t think I “needed” these. But I was wrong. 😂The artwork is amazing. And the 4th volume is set for release in October!🙌🏽

litenthusiast I love the illustrated versions. When I reread the first 3 books using the illustrated version it was a whole new experience. 4mo
Soubhiville I‘d really like to own these as well. Someday maybe! 4mo
Kimberlone I‘ve definitely been tempted by these at Costco! 4mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @litenthusiast That‘s wonderful to hear! Not sure when I‘ll get to these, but I‘m looking forward to the new experience. I‘ve enjoyed my flip throughs so far! 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Soubhiville I was in denial for some time. Then I thought maybe someday. And then, I gave in. It was bound to happen at some point!😊 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Kimberlone I think I saw these at Costco too. But I was holding off on buying them at that point. I should have just given in!😉 4mo
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And another #24in48 #readathon is in the books! It was a great ‘thon for me with 4 books read and a dent made in the tagged audiobook. And, as always, it was so much fun reading with fellow Littens. Many thanks to the organizers for doing such a great job! And congrats to all participants! I‘m already looking forward to January. 😉

mrp27 Awesome! 🎉📚👏🏽 4mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏 4mo
thecurlybookworm 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🎉 I see we both read 4 books. Great minds read alike. 😁 I had a lot of momentum on Saturday, but I needed more sugar and movement by Sunday. 4mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 4mo
RaimeyGallant Well done! 4mo
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Oh my gods, how I loved this book! I am not usually a romcom gal, but this was fun. A main character who values family tradition paired with a young woman who is desperately trying to establish her independence from her family and we have a winner! 5/5⭐️#24in48

Lovesbooks87 I love all her books! 4mo
UwannaPublishme Gotta add this to my rom-com list! 👌🏻 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Lovesbooks87 This was the first one I've read! I'll have to find her other ones because I really did enjoy this book.👍🏽 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Definitely! It's light, but the story was still compelling. It's the traditional boy meets girl trope, but with a slight twist. Even though I knew what was coming, it still had me! 4mo
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Book 3 is done for the July 2019 #24in48 #readathon. This one got me off to a great start for Day 2 of the ‘thon. Loved the artwork. And the story made for an enticing intro to the main characters and their world. I‘ll definitely continue reading the series. But I may start watching the Netflix version before I read more. Looking forward to both! 4/5⭐️

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚📚📚 4mo
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And just like that, it‘s day 2 of #24in48 for July 2019! I‘m starting with something a little different this morning. Good luck to all and happy reading. 😉📚🙌🏽

UwannaPublishme What a great way to start the morning-with superheroes! I see you‘re doing great over there. Happy Day 2 of Readathoning! ❤️📚📚📚 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Hey there! Yes, I‘m enjoying myself even though I didn‘t get as far yesterday as I was hoping. But I‘ve made a dent in my TBR which is really the main thing. Have a great reading day! 4mo
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Stan and Nan | Sarah Lippett
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Book 2 for July 2019's #24in48 #readathon. What a lovely, poignant, heartfelt read! Stan and Nan's story was by turns happy and sad, and always thoughtful. This one hit a bit close to home as my Mom is elderly and not as stable as she used to be. I really identified with Nan's daughter and granddaughter. Oomph, hard to read but very well worth it. 4/5⭐️

UwannaPublishme Great review! This would be a tough read for me, too. We‘re halfway there! 🙌🏻 4mo
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Book one for July 2019's #24in48 #readathon is done! And I've made strides in my Sherlock Holmes audiobook.👍🏽This book was a great way for me to start the 'thon. it's been a while since I've read a true cozy mystery, and I can always rely on Lori and Aunt Dimity to reignite my enjoyment of the genre. The story was simple, the mystery not so mystery, and the reading was light. Perfect! 3/5⭐️

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Good morning fellow #24in48 readathoners and Littens! I'm up and at 'em and ready for the challenge. This is most of my #tbr for this weekend. I don't think I'll get to them all, but wanted to have choices.😉Also on tap is an audiobook and a couple of ebooks. Happy 'thoning!

UwannaPublishme Happy Readathoning to you! Great stack! Loved “Charlie,” and “Dimple” is also on my TBR. Isn‘t it nice to spend the day reading? Enjoy! ❤️📚 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Dedicated reading time is wonderful! Hope you're enjoying it too!💜📚 4mo
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