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RaimeyGallant

Joined April 2017

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Lies We Bury | Elle Marr
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Look at @ellemarr 's beautiful cover in the background! So amazing to hear her read from Lies We Bury. It's about news photographer Marissa, who, 2 decades after she escapes from the basement prison she was kept in, is beginning her career when a serial killer starts leaving clues and souvenirs from her childhood captivity around his underground Portland, Oregon crime scenes.

CarolynM 👋 Hello, nice to see you! How have you been? 1y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM Hi Carolyn! This week I'm okay. Every week is different pain-wise. How are you? 1y
Crazeedi Wow, sounds crazy awful! Good to see you☀️ 1y
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CarolynM Glad you're having a good week😘 Same old, same old here, but all good🙂 1y
sujalgupta I am new here and I am not able to use this app properly ..so can u help me explain or point out some hints so 1y
RaimeyGallant @sujalgupta Hi! Welcome to Litsy. There is a link to Litsy tips in my profile at the top of my page. Just click on my name to get to my page. 1y
sujalgupta Means this app is not for readers 1y
RaimeyGallant @sujalgupta Litsy is mostly readers. :) 1y
sujalgupta @RaimeyGallant it is some what complicated....when I search for any book from search box then I get that book with some option to read or have read like that ...after clicking on to read I get a small symbol on it and I am not able to open that book 1y
RaimeyGallant @sujalgupta Hmmm, are you trying to read the book on this app? There isn't a way to do that if you are. It's more about talking about the books we're reading and leaving reviews. You have to find the book at a bookstore or online and then come on Litsy to talk about it. Sorry, it is a little complicated until you get used to it. 1y
sujalgupta @RaimeyGallant that's what I was thinking about this app ....ok thanks for telling me all this ...😊 1y
RaimeyGallant @sujalgupta My pleasure. 1y
BethM Hope you‘re doing well! 11mo
RaimeyGallant @BethM One of these days I'll have a happier update. Health = 💩 right now 😭 9mo
BethM @RaimeyGallant hang in there! Sending lots of bookish hugs. 9mo
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Secrets and Lies | Selena Montgomery
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I had so much fun doing the #BlitsyHistoryMonth swap last year. Signups close Dec 19 so go check it out on @Chelleo 's page soon. If your swap partner loves romance, a reminder that the great Stacey Abrams writes romance under the pen name Selena Montgomery. #BHMS #BlitsySwap #LitsySwaps

Palimpsest Oh! I didn‘t know that about Stacey. Cool! 2y
Trashcanman ,🖐🏼🖐🏼🖐🏼 2y
RaimeyGallant @Palimpsest Yeah, she can basically do anything. 2y
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AmyG I knew she was an author but not of romance. ❤️ 2y
Palimpsest @RaimeyGallant I believe it!! ☺️ 2y
RaimeyGallant @AmyG She's badass in so many ways. 2y
RaimeyGallant Heck we should have a Selena Montgomery reading event! I have zero spoons to run an event, but if anybody else starts something, I'll help promote it! 2y
AmyG She IS amazing!!! 🙌🏻 2y
merelybookish @RaimeyGallant hello! Realized I hadn't 'seen' you in a while. Hope you're okay. 2y
RaimeyGallant @merelybookish I pop in here and there. Can't read as much as I want to and it makes me really sad. :( 1y
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Look what the crime genre did for democracy! Thank you, everyone! Also, if you hadn't already heard, the romance genre raised $570,000, and no, that is not one too many zeroes. #FlipTheDamnSenate 👏👏👏

thegirlwiththelibrarybag That‘s amazing! Fingers crossed all the way from Australia! 2y
Chrissyreadit WooHoo!!!! That‘s amazing!!! Can you imagine what will be accomplished?? 2y
RaimeyGallant @Chrissyreadit I know! It's in Stacey Abrams capable hands. :) 2y
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Chrissyreadit That woman is my literal hero. She‘s playing the long game and is brilliant. I can‘t wait for the day Stacey Abrams in in the Whitehouse. 2y
Megabooks I donated and got a ticket to the Star Trek zoom fundraiser tonight! I‘m excited! 2y
RaimeyGallant Ah, that's amazing!!!!!!!!! 2y
Nute 100 PERCENT AMAZING!!! There is HOPE in this world and for this world! 2y
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Paging author hopefuls: Associate Publisher Juliet Grames of Soho Press, which publishes all of these books, is trying to get the #MysteryLovesGeorgia auction over the $50K finish line by closing tomorrow at 8pm CT. She's added a buy-now option: $30 for a ticket to her Zoom on Dec 21, and we get to ask her WHATEVER WE WANT. Seats are limited https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/76843/auctions/94567/auction_items/2713... #FlipTheSenate

RaimeyGallant Did I mention she created this Zoom workshop just for the auction? Let's go democracy! You can buy a "seat" no matter if you're in the U.S. or not. There's an international option for paying. 2y
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Nancy Drew | Carolyn Keene
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I'm not salivating. YOU'RE SALIVATING! And these are just some of the 72 artsy/crafty pickings in the #MysteryLovesGeorgia auction to help Fair Fight Action #FlipTheSenate.
-necklace of a classic Nancy Drew silhouette
-Sherlock tote (you should see all the quilts she donated too)
-Ellen Byron tree decorations and books
-handmade book coasters
Browse here: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/76843/auctions/94567?t=category&v=Arts+...

Chrissyreadit @RaimeyGallant I was so excited to see you back! You‘ve been missed! 2y
RaimeyGallant @Chrissyreadit Thanks for saying that. ♥️ 2y
Hooked_on_books Wow, some of the bid amounts are seriously high already. That‘s great! 2y
RaimeyGallant @Hooked_on_books I know, right? Still some pretty low bids on a lot too! 2y
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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When I tell you the actual authors donated SIGNED COPIES to the #MysteryLovesGeorgia auction in support of voters' rights in the January runoff, try not to die from the thought of actually receiving book mail from one of them, k? Browse all the autographed books at the link. Some of them come with Zooms with the author or other fun goodies. https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/76843/auctions/94567?t=category&v=Autog... #FlipTheSenate

Chrissyreadit This is amazing!!! 2y
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Maskerade | Mikhail Lermontov
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Bookish masks, my friends. Bid on these beauties to support Fair Fight Action leading up to the Georgia runoff. https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/76843/auctions/94567?t=all
#MysteryLovesGeorgia #Warnock #Ossoff
@ MysteryLovesGA on Twitter

jouleian Those are amazing 🤩🤩🤩 2y
Traci1 Love these! 2y
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The Silent Wife | Karin Slaughter
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Here to talk about 2 mysteries 🎉
1 Where have I been? Sick. Don't know definitively with what yet. My disabilities make it hard to read.
2 The #MysteryLovesGeorgia auction to support voters' rights in the Georgia runoff has raised $38K since Monday and the goal is to hit $50K by closing 9pm ET tomorrow. 384 items to browse. Follow @ MysteryLovesGA on Twitter and bid at https://www.32auctions.com/MysteryLovesGeorgia

RaimeyGallant I'm literally awestruck at some of the donations. Walter Mosley and David Baldacci have donated autographed books. You can chat with the Grammy-winning audiobook director of The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. Grab an actual working copy of a Just Shoot Me script from one of the show's writers. Did I mention all the literary swag? THERE ARE BOOK MASKS, PEOPLE 2y
LeahBergen So sorry to hear you‘ve been poorly. 😕 2y
TrishB Hope you‘re on the mend. 2y
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ErinSueMreads Hope you get answers soon sweet friend 2y
Jas16 Hope that you feel better soon 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 2y
CarolynM So sorry to hear you've been unwell 💐 I hope that the fact you're posting here means you're feeling better. It's lovely to hear from you, anyway. Sending love💕 2y
Graywacke Sorry about mystery one, even if it‘s nice to get an update. Wish you well! Mystery two is terrific! 2y
LazyOwl Sorry to hear you've been feeling unwell. Hope you're feeling better soon 💕 2y
Chelleo Glad to “see” you and hope you‘re feeling better, friend! 2y
Reggie Oh, I hope you feel better. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I hope it gets figured out and you feel better soon! Happy to see you! Take care! 2y
readordierachel Nice to see you again. Hope you're feeling better soon. 2y
batsy I'm sorry to hear that. It's so nice to see you back and I hope you're doing much better. 2y
Tanisha_A ❤️ 2y
eeclayton I hope you're feeling better. 2y
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The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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I accidentally won a copy of The Missing Sister by @ellemarr . Thing is, I already own it, so I asked if we could give it away on here. @elissadickey accepted! Follow her to enter (international) & she'll give away an ebook of The Missing Sister Tues Apr 14 after 5pm CST. P.S. Elissa's own debut, The Speed of Light, about a woman grappling with an MS diagnosis, a new love, & a terrifying workplace incident drops in 2021 from Lake Union Publishing.

RaimeyGallant And if you have a sec, go welcome @elissadickey too. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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elissadickey Thank you so much!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 2y
ellemarr Yessss so exciting to see this here! Thanks Raimey and @elissadickey!! 2y
CarolynM Just checking in with you. Hope all is well😘 2y
alisher 8448155657 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey! I hope all is well, miss you!! 2y
RaimeyGallant @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I've missed you too! Love your avatar. I just solved the mystery of my disappearance in a post. :P 2y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM Thanks! I'm better, for the most part, than I was. I just explained a bit of where I was in a post. It's a long road out of pain. 2y
CarolynM Hope that road is leading you to a good place and soon😘 2y
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The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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Happy release day, @ellemarr ! Elle's in-store launch was canceled due to COVID, so she's doing an Instagram Live 6pm PST tonight/Apr 1 & giving away a signed copy of the tagged thriller.

P.S. The audiobook is out now too.
P.P.S. This book was the most read book in the Amazon First Reads program for the month of March, & it's got almost 3K ratings on Goodreads so far.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ellemarr1
Buy links: https://ellemarr.com

Crazeedi Good to see your name pop up on my feed! Hope you are well 3y
baz Asalamulikum 3y
CarolynM 👋Nice to see you. 3y
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RaimeyGallant @Crazeedi I am! I'm isolating, getting back into audiobooking, and getting everything ready for some big gardens. :) 3y
RaimeyGallant @baz Assalamu alaykum to you! Forgive my spelling. :) 3y
Crazeedi @RaimeyGallant me too! Just planted lettuce in a porch box, have all my seeds ready to go, planning garden layout tonight! I'm hoping hubby can do some tilling tomorrow 3y
RaimeyGallant @Crazeedi I've still got seed orders outstanding, and thanks for the reminder about tilling. I gotta prebook that this year I think. Other years, not a problem. This year, lots of folks gardening. 3y
jubaer Hi 2y
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The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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Look what's an Amazon First Reads pick—why it's our very own @ellemarr 's The Missing Sister, an #OwnVoices debut. Actual release date is April 1, but it's $1.99 USD/free on Amazon First Reads in March. I remember when Elle was winning writing competitions with this book, and I'm lucky she said yes to being my critique partner. It's a gritty, timely thriller with a voicy protagonist who ends up in Paris piecing together what happened to her twin.

Butterfinger That is awesome @ellemarr !! 3y
ellemarr @Butterfinger thank you!! Very excited to share with Littens! 3y
TheAromaofBooks OOo I was going to pick this one anyone, and now I'm extra excited - didn't realize this author is a Litten!! 3y
CarolynM 👋Hello there! Checking in with you in these strange and worrying times. Hope you and yours are well. Take care😘 3y
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It's #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap day! I had so much fun opening my goodies, and I'm pumped to dig into these anthologies. @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego you're the best. I loooove everything. This is my first ever book sleeve, and I don't know how I've existed without one. Big hugs also to @Chelleo for making this year's swap international. #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonthSwap #BHMS #BHMSwap

Chelleo @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego did a great job!! That sleeve looks great! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Horray! Glad you like everything! 💗 3y
EchoLogical Where did the sender get that sleeve?! 3y
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riversong153 Well Read Black Girl was good! What a great package! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I love your package! 💙 And that sleeve! 😍 3y
RaimeyGallant @EchoLogical Great question. I just looked up the name on the tag, and I'm pretty sure it's from MelvisMakes on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MelvisMakes 3y
RaimeyGallant @riversong153 I've been wanting to read it for quite some time. Woot! 3y
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Frying Plantain | Zalika Reid-Benta
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Look at the beautiful card and bookmark I got from @Chelleo for #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap! Featured alongside is my signed copy of Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta, set in Little Jamaica in Toronto and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. I'm one chapter in and loving it. #BlackHistoryMonthSwap

#FirstLineFridays "On my first visit to Jamaica, I saw a pig's severed head."

Trashcanman 👋🏼👋🏼 3y
Chelleo You‘re welcome! 😊 3y
CarolynM 👋Hey, nice to see you. How's life? 3y
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RaimeyGallant @CarolynM Hey! Nice to see you too. I miss being on Litsy more. How are things with you? 3y
CarolynM All good here. Nothing to report which is a good thing in my world 🙂 3y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM I would take that in a heartbeat. 3y
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I'm so lucky to be swapping with @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego again! She sent mine early and I definitely am not going to open it before February 29.
P.S. Anyone know of any @LitsySwaps loopholes that will make it okay for me to open this before February 29? jkjkjk :)
#BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap #BHMSwap #BlitsySwap

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The wait is the worst part. #sorrynotsorry lol 3y
TheAromaofBooks Secret confession - I open my box as soon as it arrives, take a picture to post on the official opening day, and then just go for it! 😆 3y
RaimeyGallant @TheAromaofBooks You're tempting me!!! 3y
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Chelleo Yay!! @TheAromaofBooks I'm shocked 😳 and appalled 😱 (and rather impressed 🤩😆 ) by this admission! @RaimeyGallant No peeking! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Chelleo - I know, right?? I have minimal self-control! Although my FAVORITE is getting one that has several small items individually wrapped because THEN I open one a day for however long they last and completely savor them! 3y
EchoLogical Meanwhile, I'm over here still buying stuff for my match. I need to get it together. 😆 3y
Chelleo @TheAromaofBooks You are so bad! If I ever get matched with you in a swap I‘ll make sure it arrives the day of the swap! 😂🤣😂 3y
Chelleo @EchoLogical You‘ve still got time but don‘t make me hunt you down! 3y
EchoLogical @Chelleo I'm just taking my time to make it extra special. Also, I'm doing a good deed by making sure it doesn't arrive too early and creating an agonizing waiting period. 🤣 3y
Chelleo @EchoLogical Fair points! Carry on. ✊🏽 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Chelleo - haha yes, maybe my problem has just been swap partners who are too prompt!! 😂 3y
RaimeyGallant @EchoLogical @Chelleo @TheAromaofBooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Everyday I'm asking myself, surely one little incision into my package, say 1-inch squared, wouldn't be a breach of the rules. Surely @litsyswaps should enact a 1-inch squares peephole provision. ;)Danielle, your package is going out tomorrow! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Your package has arrived! I can't wait. 💛 3y
RaimeyGallant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yea! I hope you like everything! :P 3y
Chelleo @stilllookingforcarmensandiego - noted that you received your packag! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Chelleo Thank you, sorry I should have tagged you. 3y
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This quote reminded me of how American Dirt gained its initial buzz: "Publishing is a business based on fiction—and not only the fiction that is packaged between covers...In order to convince harried distracted people to set aside hours or even days to read hundreds of pages of non-animated words, we in the publishing business must manufacture an aura of success around a book, a glowing sheen that purrs *I am worth your time.*"

CarolynM I read a really depressing article (on Book Riot, I think) by someone who had worked in a chain bookstore about how they had been required to recommend bestsellers to customers even when they were not consistent with what the customer was asking for. Hype about anything usually turns me right off. 3y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM That depresses the shit out of me. I'd really like to know how much Oprah and the rest of the big book clubs get paid for each title they "select." 3y
Zelma One reason to hit up your library for recommendations. While I am sure there is an exception somewhere, we have no agenda other wanting to put the right book in each reader‘s hands. 👍 3y
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Scochrane26 My bookstore is really good about promoting books that they love, not just bestsellers. I‘ve had some good recs from there. My library also has great recs. 3y
Litsi This is also why Litsy is valuable. Real readers, real reviews. 3y
Leftcoastzen I‘m with @Zelma Librarians and Indie bookstore staff give great recommendations! I know there are some people in chain stores that are passionate about books ,don‘t worry so much about the bestselling books , and try to find a good fit for each reader. 3y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Since Dec 23, Jennifer Prokop (JenReadsRomance on Twitter) has been helping get the word out about the Romance Writers of America's wrongful censure of author Courtney Milan and the ensuing #RWAShitShow. This is Jen's Romancelandia set of five 3" stickers, $10/set, free US shipping. I'm not getting anything for this; I just think Jen and her stickers are kinda great.

https://www.jenreadsromance.com/product-page/stickers

#IStandWithCourtney

BethM Those are super cool! 3y
RaimeyGallant @BethM I'm thinking laptop deco and #LitsySwaps box stuffers... :) 3y
Jas16 Those are awesome. I may have to order a set. 3y
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rsteve388 Sad I didn't see this sooner! I'll catch it next year for sure! 3y
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@MrBook is running #ReadWithMrBook in 2020, and we need your help making a list of #AuthorsOfLitsy for the March challenge!

If you know Litsy authors, please tag them, and if you're an author, tell us a bit about a book of yours you think we should read in March!

batsy Tagging some authors I know of on Litsy @Izai.Amorim @JazzFeathers @johncadams 3y
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RachelAmphlett This is wonderful, thank you - I have the first book in my new mystery series featuring Detective Mark Turpin being published on 9 March 2020. It‘s called None the Wiser, and is based in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire 📚 3y
RachelAmphlett @RachelO thank you! 3y
johncadams Thanks batsy for tagging me!
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Izai.Amorim @batsy Thank you! 3y
cathipink @tkmadden wrote one of my favorite books this year 🙂 3y
JazzFeathers @batsy Thanks for tagging me 😘 l've published a historical fantasy novella set in Chicago in 1920s involving a ghost. 3y
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 is also an author 3y
MrBook As always, you‘re the best, @RaimeyGallant 😁🤗🤗🤗! @batsy , thank you as well ☺️🤗🤗🤗! When late January/early February rolls around, to all of you amazing and wonderful Litsy authors, please feel free to make yourself and your magnificent works known for the rest of the voracious #LitsyFamily to indulge in their goodness! 🤗 3y
rockpools @RachelAmphlett Sounds like great timing! Love the Vale of White Horse 🐴 3y
wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Thank you so much for tagging me 💜 My book is inspired by mom, Penelope, and is a Christian fantasy that I wrote to encourage people to live in wonder during a time of year (the holidays) when I think that's most difficult! It's releasing serially over the course of three months, December-February 3y
RachelAmphlett @RachelO oh, same! I used to live there when I played in bands and my grandparents are from the area, so it‘s been fun revisiting! 3y
KateFulfordAuthor That‘s lovely - thanks @RachelO 3y
tpixie @RaimeyGallant @MrBook @AmyStewart Writes the Kopp‘s Sisters series, plus some great ones about poisonous plants & wicked bugs (edited) 3y
tpixie @Erynecki wrote a great book about her Great Grandfathers art work and WW2 3y
Erynecki @tpixie thanks!😊 3y
tpixie @Erynecki yes! It‘s a fascinating journey of discovery! 3y
WJCintron 👋 Hi all! I'm a Litsy author. I would LOVE to meet other Litsy authors & read their books! My debut novella Waiting Room is tagged on this post/a psychological thriller, in case someone wants to check it out! 😃 My 2nd novel it's co-written with my son @jeannasser. A dystopian gothic thriller. We are editing it and hoping to have it ready before the year ends. 🙌We also have a web series coming out soon. A psychological horror: UNDERTOW. 3y
ljuliel I believe @BillBlume is also an author. @MrBook (edited) 3y
BillBlume @ljuliel thanks! 😸 3y
ljuliel @BillBlume Sure 👍🏼 (edited) 3y
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Get this: each mystery in this Newfoundland collection features an illustration by a student artist from Canterbury High School in Ottawa, and, wow, they're beautiful. I got a copy last night when the author Mike Martin was in town.

ShelleyBooksie Thank you for sharing this. It will make a wonderful gift for.some people on.my list :) 3y
RaimeyGallant @ShelleyBooksie My pleasure! My mom is hogging my copy right now, because she wants to look through the illustrations. :) 3y
DrexEdit What a lovely idea! 😊 3y
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Hooked_on_books That‘s awesome! 3y
RaimeyGallant @DrexEdit @Hooked_on_books I know, right? It's got me thinking about how I can do something similar when I publish to give a credit to at least one upcoming artist. 3y
Tamra Wow, how fun! 3y
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Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Bookstore)
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Fabulous author panel at WhoDunIt? Bookstore for the Thin Air Winnipeg writers' festival today. Sherwin Tija (white shirt) has this great #graphicnovel about a woman who is forever falling, no ground in sight, and so she has to relearn how to eat, pee, etc. Find it as Plummet in the Litsy database.

Vivlio_Gnosi Can always count on you to cover the author panels! 🙌 3y
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The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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Now for a little bragging: my #OwnVoices critique partner @ellemarr landed a 2-book deal with Thomas & Mercer, and her debut just hit NetGalley. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN! Her cover and synopsis are en route to Litsy. :)

In Paris, Shayna's twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one. As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna‘s own life may now be in the balance…

ellemarr Thanks for the plug, Raimey! 👭🥳🙌 (edited) 3y
RaimeyGallant @ellemarr Yeesh, now I've got the image centred properly. I'm literally/literarily so excited to read this again. 3y
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Holy wow did this take a lot of concentration to get through. It's basically criticism about historical anti-woman literary criticism and literature. It didn't touch on intersectionality enough for my liking, but I'm not docking it points, because it did touch on it, and wherever not referenced, I could assume the intersectional repercussions. The copyright is 1983.

batsy I loved this a lot. The anger, the energy. 3y
Tanisha_A That title got me stacked it so fast! 3y
DrewAnderson عيهيمبم يمني خيميمي 3y
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The Incendiaries | R.O. Kwon
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A story about how loss (in this case, the death of a loved one) can lead to the seeking out of community (in this case, a cult), which in turn can lead to radicalization. I wouldn't say this the paciest story I've read this year, but I would say it's some of the best prose, and I'm looking forward to more from this author.

Christine Not the paciest - well said! And agreed, the prose makes me want to read more from Kwon. 3y
RaimeyGallant @Christine Oh good! I'm not alone. :) 3y
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Aren't these earrings gorgeous? But did I buy them? No. Do I regret it? Yes. I did get a gorgeous bookish pin, though. :) You can grab your own pair of these earrings for $15 (New York Public Library gift shop shop.nypl.org) but if you do, please share a pic so I can live vicariously through you...

j9brown Oh no, I did not need to know that the library has a gift shop! 🤣🤣 3y
RaimeyGallant @j9brown It's a burden we'll have to bear together. ;) 3y
BeaG Cute! 3y
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Scochrane26 At least you know you can get them online if you change your mind. I have 2 totes, plus 1 I bought my sister, that I got last yr when visiting. (edited) 3y
SW-T Cute 😊 3y
jb72 I so want to visit the NY Public Library someday. 3y
RaimeyGallant @jb72 I did a self-guided audio tour, and it was great! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love them!!! 3y
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I came across this cool Little Free Library in Winnipeg's Exchange District a few days ago!

rather_be_reading 😻 😻 3y
Clare-Dragonfly Is that an enormous LFL or are they tiny books?! 3y
RaimeyGallant @Clare-Dragonfly It's enormous. At least my height. 3y
Trashcanman So how'd it go in New York? 3y
RaimeyGallant @Trashcanman Great! I did a self-guided literary tour, packed in a lot of cool spots, and placed third in the writing competition category I was in. :) 3y
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Look at all the romances I brought home from the Romance Writers of America 2019 conference!

brit91 Love💖📚💖📚💖📚 3y
CatalinaSimona18 Nice picture :) 3y
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Highland Vengeance | Keira Montclair
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All the books that I brought home from New York, including the tagged book, which I picked up in the Romance Writers of America conference goody room! "Maggie Ramsay has never forgotten Randall Baines, the English lord who tormented her beloved sister...Will MacLerie is a notorious outlaw known as the Wild Falconer, hunted for a past he cannot acknowledge for fear of death...they unite forces to stop [Baines], come what may."

DefLeppard Cool haul. 😊 3y
Cathythoughts Looks great ! Enjoy 👍🏻♥️ 3y
kathedron Loving your writing books! 3y
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rabbitprincess Ooh, The Elements of Eloquence is on my TBR! 3y
LeticiaToraci Let me know which books on writing you specially recommend 3y
RaimeyGallant @LeticiaToraci Hmmmm...Mary Karr's book on writing memoirs is prob the best book I've read lately about craft. I'm not writing memoir, and still I think it's an invaluable resource for authors. Have you read it? 3y
LeticiaToraci Seems interesting, I'll check it out. Thanks! 3y
LeticiaToraci I love to discuss books on writing, I even had a Facebook group about it a couple of years ago. 3y
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Writing the Other: A Practical Approach | Nisi Shawl, Cynthia Ward
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Digging into a plate of nachos and Writing the Other at The Playwright Restaurant in NYC. Picked up this used copy at Book Off about 30 minutes ago!

susurran I just bought this book a few weeks ago! 2y
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Undone | Jb Schroeder
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Hanging out with JB Schroeder at the Daphne du Maurier awards event last night! She was a published finalist for the tagged book. I placed third in my category, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks to everyone for cheering me on!

Crazeedi Congratulations! What an honor and fantastic job! 👏👏❤️❤️ 3y
thereadingowlvina Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉🙌 3y
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JacqMac Congratulations! 🎉 3y
batsy Nice! Congrats 🎉 3y
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🎉🍾 3y
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻♥️ 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Congratulations, that's awesome! Well done!🎉🎉🎉 3y
julesG Congratulations!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉👏🎉 3y
marleed Congratulations!! 3y
rretzler Congrats! That‘s wonderful! 🎉🎊🎈👏🏻 3y
mrp27 Congrats!! 3y
tammysue Congrats!!! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉💖 3y
Cortg Congratulations!!!! WooHoo!
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Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
mhillis Congratulations!! 3y
JennyM Congrats! Such an achievement. So pleased for you 😘😘😘 3y
kspenmoll How exciting! Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 3y
BookNAround Very cool! Congratulations! 3y
BeaG Congratulations! 3y
CarolynM Congratulations, that's terrific💐👏😀 Sorry I'm only seeing this now, I was away from home and then a bit preoccupied over the last 2 or 3 weeks. I see you haven't been around for a couple of weeks - hope all is well with you😘 3y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM Thanks, Carolyn. :) 3y
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The Mysterious Bookshop | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Maxim Jakubowsky, Jason Starr for the release of an anthology called Invisible Blood!

rretzler Would love to have a conversation with Penzler! 3y
RaimeyGallant @rretzler What do you want me to ask him? 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, what a collection of authors! 3y
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Nute Wow! What is the occasion? 3y
Vivlio_Gnosi Ask Lee how he comes up with his ideas 3y
Vivlio_Gnosi Love his plot twists!! 3y
RaimeyGallant @Nute I forgot to say! I just updated with the occasion. :) 3y
RaimeyGallant @Vivlio_Gnosi He did talk about that a bit. He hates when the anthology doesn't come with a theme, because he wants the writing prompt. 3y
Vivlio_Gnosi Thanks for the info. Love his work. Wish I could be there. Happy that you got to attend! 😃📚 3y
mrp27 Fun! 3y
rretzler I wouldn‘t even know where to begin! So many questions! I guess I‘m wondering if he thinks the recent upswing of interest in Golden Age detective fiction will continue. Although, I suppose I already know the answer since he has started publishing the American version of the British Library Crime Classics. There are still quite a few British authors belonging to the Detection Club in the early days whose books have been allowed to go out of ⬇️ 3y
rretzler ⬆️ print and I‘m wondering what the odds of some publisher picking them up for publication - Anthony Berkeley, GDH and Margaret Cole to name a couple. Glad to see that Penzler is bringing back John Dickson Carr! 3y
RaimeyGallant @rretzler I wish I'd gotten your question while I was still there yesterday. :) 3y
rretzler Oh, well! Not a problem. 😃 Maybe I can meet him if I visit the bookstore the next time I‘m in NYC. 3y
RaimeyGallant @rretzler I hope so! :) 3y
kspenmoll Fantastic!!!! 3y
MrBook Wish I could‘ve made this with you! 😊 3y
RaimeyGallant @MrBook It was pretty great. :) 3y
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Suet624 💕💕💕 3y
TrishB Cool pic 👍🏻 3y
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MrBook ☺️🤗🤗🤗 3y
Crazeedi Lucky you! Great photo!!😍 3y
CarolynM If I remember correctly the award ceremony is tonight? Still got my fingers crossed. Hope you enjoy the night however it turns out😃 (edited) 3y
wanderlustywriter How does one join this book club? 3y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM Keep those fingers crossed until Tuesday night! ;) 3y
RaimeyGallant @wanderlustywriter Hey @mrbook, how does one join the book club? I think you said it's a Meetup? 3y
CarolynM Jumping the gun, sorry. Now why did I think it was Sunday? Anyway, yes fingers still crossed🙂 3y
MrBook @wanderlustywriter Yep, through Meetup.com . Go to that site and search for “20/30-something Book Club” based in NYC. 😁 3y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM I'm super impressed you got it so close! 3y
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Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook | Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, Kathy Iandoli
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Visiting with Vodka & Milk publisher Marvis Johnson at the Harlem Book Fair. Commissary Kitchen is a prison cookbook currently banned in the California prison system. Trap Kitchen is a collaboration between a Cryp and a Blood.

Tamra What? Why is it banned? The best way to create demand is to forbid! 😄 3y
Exbrarian @tamra You would be appalled at the books that are not allowed in many prisons.
https://ncac.org/news/books-behind-bars-the-right-to-read-in-prison
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A pleasure chatting with author J. A. Faulkerson today at the Harlem Book Fair. Check out his two inspirational titles. Available for purchase on Amazon or at jafaulkerson.wordpress.com/store

Cathythoughts Fab pic 👍🏻 3y
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Jade's Journey | Julieann T. Randall
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Checking out the Harlem Book Fair, and I happened on this really smart reader. Great artwork, writing, and back-of-book activities. Buy on Amazon or B&N, or from Julieann's website: www.findingthejems.com

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Revolution Books NYC | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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Hanging out at Revolution Books in Harlem, NYC!

Pruzy Is that you? Looking great! 3y
wanderinglynn Great photo! 👍🏻 3y
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great pic 3y
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Exbrarian Love it! 3y
Leftcoastzen Coolness! 3y
Tameeka Welcome to my neighborhood! 📚 3y
RaimeyGallant @Tameeka Where are you? I'm staying at an airbnb on 130th until Jul 27... 3y
Tameeka @RaimeyGallant Fun! I‘m close on 129. How are you handling the heat wave? 😅 3y
RaimeyGallant @Tameeka I've been stuck on a bus for the past hour and a half because the 1-6 lines are down. It's so hot!!! Let me know if you have time to grab a drink one of these evenings. 3y
Jeg So used to seeing people in NY all rugged up. Must be hot! 🌞🌞 3y
mrp27 Fun picture! 3y
Susannah Have a wonderful time. I don‘t envy you the heat, but NYC is a favorite. ❤️ 3y
AbhisekBasu Check out the SCARIEST BOOK you'll read this year. Link in bio! ☠️ 3y
Tameeka @RaimeyGallant No way! You were stuck in the MTA mess?! How horrible. I‘m around Monday eve after work. My Goodreads link is in my bio, I think you can DM me through there. 3y
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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In this erotic romance, a successful woman with autism hires an escort to teach her how to be in a relationship. Hoang created the kind of story dream that's more decadent fairy tale than realistic, and I was addicted from chapter 2. If, like me, you find the first chapter a little shaky, push past it, and, like me, you'll be happy you did.

pythoness As an autistic person myself, I‘m very curious to see how this whole premise is executed, and might have to pick up a copy soon? Hm, hm. 3y
RaimeyGallant @pythoness The author is, too. :) It feels like a genuine perspective to me. 3y
pythoness @RaimeyGallant Oh, that‘s good to know! I‘m not usually one for romance novels, but autistic main characters (and, presumably, authors of said characters who are also autistic) are so rare that I‘m very definitely going to have to pick up a copy. Thank you for the info! 3y
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RaimeyGallant @pythoness My pleasure. :) 3y
Tameeka I may pick this up again. I couldn‘t get through the first chapter😬 3y
BiblioLitten This was the first book I read this year. Not a bad book to start off a year. ♥️🔥 3y
RaimeyGallant @BiblioLitten Totally ♥️🔥 3y
jillrhudy Call me a Puritan but I got bored with all the sex. Maybe for some readers there's no such thing as too much? I see she has a new book out for those who enjoyed this one. 3y
CarolynM 👋Hi there, I've been missing you. Hope all is well.💕 3y
RaimeyGallant @jillrhudy Totally fair! I think I needed to live vicariously through the protag. :) 3y
RaimeyGallant @CarolynM You're awesome. I miss you and everyone so much. I'll post again soon hopefully. :) 3y
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Guess who's a finalist for a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense? This girl! Guess who's going to the awards event in New York in July? This girl! I'm one of six finalists in the unpublished, mainstream mystery/suspense category for my mystery THE BIAS OF RAIN.

collegecatlady Congrats!!! 🎊 3y
Theaelizabet Awesome! Congratulations! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 3y
Henrik_Madsen Cool - congratulations! 3y
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Lovesbooks87 Congrats!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
tjwill Congratulations! So exciting! 3y
Leftcoastzen Woot woot !Congratulations!🙌 3y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3y
JoScho Yay!!! 🥳🥳🥳 3y
Sungirl79 Congrats!!!🎉🎉👏👏 3y
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Charityann How exciting! Congrats!!🎉 3y
Beachesnbooks That‘s amazing! Congrats! 3y
Crazeedi Congrats to you! I'll be cheering for ya!!🎶🎉🎉 3y
Chrissyreadit Wow!!!! Congratulations! 🎉 3y
TheLibrarian Congratulations!! 3y
zezeki Congrats!! 🎉🎉 3y
Hooked_on_books That‘s amazing! Congrats and enjoy the cool trip! 3y
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DarcysMom Wow! That is amazing! Congratulations! 🤩🤩🤩 3y
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Rachel.Rencher Whaaat? Congratulations! That's amazing. 👏 3y
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LA1 AWESOME 👏 3y
BarbaraBB Wow! That is amazing! Enjoy 💜 3y
Lcsmcat Who hoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
AutumnRLS That's awesome! Congrats! 3y
Erofan Wow! Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Exbrarian I hope you win! 3y
Redwritinghood Great job! Congrats! 3y
mhillis That‘s amazing!! 3y
blank Congratulations! ❤🎉 3y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👍🏻📚👏🏻 3y
Bookwomble Congratulations 😊📖🏆❤ 3y
Melissa_J Awesome news! Congratulations 🎉 3y
CarolynM Congratulations! That is so exciting. Hope you win (I need a fingers crossed emoji) 🍀 3y
marleed Congratulations!!! 3y
BeaG Congratulations! 3y
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Christine Wow - congrats!! 3y
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ravenlee That‘s amazing and awesome! Congratulations! 3y
DogEaredBooks 👏👏👏👏 that‘s amazing! Congratulations! 3y
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JennyM Congrats!!!!!! So pleased for you 😘💥📚 3y
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kspenmoll Fantastic!!‘🙌🏻🙌🏻💕🎉🎉🎉 3y
phantomx Congrats!🌹 3y
Nute Exciting news! Congratulations, Rainey!👏🏽🙌🏽 3y
Jeg Fabulous👏👏👏👏. Congratulations 🍷🍷 3y
Maiya_Hanson Wowwwwwwww 😯 3y
MrBook WOOOHOOOO!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳 3y
MrBook When is it? Maybe we can meet up! 😁☺️ 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf Congratulations!! 3y
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Mollyanna Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
LauraJ 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
RaimeyGallant @MrBook That's one of my all-time dreams, to meet you and @BookBabe :) I'm in NYC July 17-27. Are you both in town? 3y
umbrellagirl What an honor! Congratulations on your nomination. 3y
bookandcat Congratulations!!! You'll be in my neck of the woods! 3y
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Are you around July 17-27? I'd love to meet some NYC Littens. 3y
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant yes! I am technically a New Jersey kitten but I'll actually be in Manhattan proper with my friend on Friday July 19th for Epic Reads Day. Perhaps we can meet after I'm done with that event - it ends around 4, if I remember correctly. On a side note I'm also happy to give you recs for food/shows/fun NYC things etc if you need! (I highly recommend going to The Strand!) 3y
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant Litten. Autocorrect 😂😂😂 I may be bookandcat but not THAT much. 3y
Graywacke Fantastic news! Congrats! 3y
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Omg, I just spent the last 10 minutes checking out Epic Reads, but it's sold out! That would have been so much fun! I'm totally free on the 19th though and would love to meet up. Anyone else in NYC interested? @BookBabe @MrBook Who else lives there lol? With respect to recs, @bookandcat , I'm def going to The Strand. I'm in the midst of planning a self-guided literary tour, location scouting for my next plot. Any high-priority (1 of 2) 3y
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat (2 of 2) literary-ish spots you can think of? I've secured tours of a few private/members only libraries already. And I'm going to try to hit Moth Story Slam, some bookstores, NYPL, maybe a few bars/pubs/restaurants that used to be literary hangouts. I'm actually going to a day-long workshop for authors at the FBI, which should be pretty cool, too. :) 3y
bookandcat @RaimeyGallant def check out the Morgan Library! They have an AMAZING collection (read: Gutenberg bibles. Yes, multiple.) And I *think* you can visit without paying to get into the rest of the museum (I might be wrong). And I also like The Cloisters - very atmospheric. 3y
MrBook @RaimeyGallant Sounds like you‘re making a fantastic itinerary 😁👏🏻! I can‘t speak for BookBabe since we‘ve separated *sniffles*, but I will definitely be around then. My book club meets July 21st 2-4. (Feel free to join! 😎🙌🏻 Amor Towles‘s “Rules for Civility” is that month‘s selection.) We could make a day of it, if you‘d like. I love showing friends around my old stomping grounds. Email me and I‘ll get you a list of landmarks & such. 👍🏻 3y
RaimeyGallant @MrBook Definitely stuck my foot in it. Hugs to you both. July 21 sounds fun, but let me check if I have it free. My eyelids are droopy, so I'll get back to you tomorrow. 3y
AnansiGirl How exciting for you! Congratulations on being a Daphne du Maurier finalist! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
MrBook @RaimeyGallant All good 🤗. 3y
RaimeyGallant @bookandcat Thanks for the recs! 3y
BiblioLitten That‘s amazing! Congratulations 🎉🎊 3y
Trashcanman ❤️ 3y
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The Art of Memoir | Mary Karr
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Exceptional writing advice aside, this is just a really good read. Whether you write memoirs or fiction, this is an essential read, the chapters discussing voice and sensory description some of the best I've come across on the subjects.

britt_brooke Love this! I love her memoirs, too. 3y
RaimeyGallant @britt_brooke I just added all her memoirs to my tbr. 3y
britt_brooke @RaimeyGallant Hope you enjoy! She‘s one of my favorites. 💚 3y
marleed Oh I love books about writing. The Stephen King book On Writing rings in my ear any time I read an adverb used to describe a character in conversation! 3y
Trashcanman 14.639739 3y
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I scooped this off of the Man Booker 2016 longlist. A psychological mystery that perhaps, seeing as it's more intriguing than suspenseful, fits better on a historical fiction shelf, if I had to find a shelf for it. Each epistolary element has a unique, engaging voice that feels authentic for the period. The account of the trial was my favorite part, both for the care taken to portray criminal psychology in its infancy and for its subtle wit.

Theaelizabet Great review. I loved it, too. 3y
emmaturi I enjoyed it too! 3y
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Based on when 492 Sri Lankan refugees arrived in Vancouver in 2010, at a time when Canada's right-wing party was in power. From the perspectives of a Tamil refugee, his lawyer, and the adjudicator tasked with approving or rejecting his refugee status, this story made me think hard about how bendable my morality could become if I needed to protect my family during wartime. P.S. This was a Canada Reads 2018 contender, so it's kind of a big deal.

jlondon1963 I think this was also recommended on Modern Mrs Darcy What Should I Read Next. 📚📚 3y
RaimeyGallant @jlondon1963 I'll check that out. 3y
Hooked_on_books Oh, excellent. I just picked this one up on audio and now I remember why I wanted to read it! 3y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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It's official: not only does Michelle Obama win at being First Lady, but she also wins at writing memoirs and narrating audiobooks. And if you haven't seen her Carpool Karaoke yet, go treat yourself.

riversong153 Agree 💜 3y
rsteve388 This book was amaxing what an awesome insight into what the presidential years were like for her. 3y
ehewett88 I recently finished this audio book and loved it. 3y
Nute I know that I don‘t catch every post from the folks that I follow, but I usually see one or two. I feel like I‘ve been missing you. I‘m so happy that the timing was right tonight.💕 3y
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I can't stop crying! I remember being disgusted about these detentions, but I also remember feeling helpless to do anything about it. I should have at least tried...

lover.of.the.classics Hey, do you know if there is a way to sell books on here? 3y
RaimeyGallant @lover.of.the.classics There isn't any direct way to do that. :) 3y
Scochrane26 I‘ve never heard of this, will have to check it out. 3y
lover.of.the.classics @RaimeyGallant Okay, thank you though. 3y
TheAromaofBooks That cover is beautiful!! 3y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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"Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done."

AnnaClark I loved this book!! 3y
Sarahreadstoomuch Listening to this now... I‘m loving every minute 3y
Gezemice Wonderful book! 3y
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LauraRenae May just have to put that one on my office wall for the teens to see :) 3y
AngieR This book is amazing! 3y
RaimeyGallant @AngieR Yaaaasss! 3y
BeaG I enjoyed it. 3y
Nute Perfect quote! 3y
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Hollywood Vs. the Author | Stephen Jay Schwartz
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Michael Connelly's essay about Bosch was an eye-opener and so were the rest. The contributors, for the most part, have either (A) turned their back on Hollywood, (B) after much anguish, developed a take-it-or-leave-it attitude, or (C) achieved enough power over their projects or financial security so as to be comfortable telling the truth without fear of repercussions, legal, professional, or otherwise. Continued in comments...

RaimeyGallant It makes me wonder what the book would contain had authors without A, B, or C felt safe contributing. 3y
cathipink This sounds so interesting - I'm going to look for this one. Thanks for sharing! 3y
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tpixie @RaimeyGallant right? Can you imagine the other stories!! 3y
tpixie Jodi Picoult was kicked off of 3y
RaimeyGallant @tpixie I had no idea! 3y
tpixie @RaimeyGallant I don‘t know all the details, but she really was upset about that movie- they changed the ending. 3y
RaimeyGallant @tpixie Now that you say that, I remember reading about it years ago. 3y
tpixie 🤔😊☺️ 3y
ellemarr @RaimeyGallant Sounds very interesting! Crazy about JP 😬 3y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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"When voters got to see me as a person, they understood that the caricatures were untrue. I've learned that it's harder to hate up close."

Cortg Starting this tonight! 3y
10MoreMin It was so good. 3y
mhslibrarylady Loved this book! I read it over Thanksgiving Break last year. 3y
johncadams Such an inspiration! 3y
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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A prologue that makes you sit up and pay attention, and then what seem like unconnected POV characters, each with their own truths about life as an urban Native American this many generations into colonization, gradually start to overlap, and then all intersect at a powwow in Oakland for an ending that is beautiful in that shattering, I'm-still-crying-as-I-write-this kind of way.

GatheringBooks wow! sounds powerful. must read. stacked. 3y
Graywacke This was terrific reading...well, listening for me. Glad you enjoyed it! 3y
KathyWheeler That prologue nearly made me physically ill. 3y
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Emilymdxn I adored this book! So glad you loved it too. I felt exactly the same 3y
Cathythoughts Sooo good 👍🏻♥️💔 3y
marleed A present-day urban American Indian - this is such an important book 3y
Abby2 So good and heartbreaking 3y
batsy Great review. I need to read it. 3y
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To all the new Littens out there, Litsy created 2 new accounts to help you find accounts to follow. Click on @TheBestofLitsy and @BestOfLitsy to get to them. To stay up to date, I also recommend following @LitsyHappenings @LitsyPenPals @LitsyWelcomeWagon @Litsy @LitsyGetsGraphic @LitsyBuddyRead @LitsyGoesPostal

BookwormAHN Thanks for the heads up 🌺 3y
julesG Interesting! 3y
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Geeklet Oh neat! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! Super helpful!! 3y
jimfields3 Thank you for all your tips and tricks! It can be little confusing what a newbie should do, and I really appreciate your guidance! 3y
RaimeyGallant @jimfields3 My pleasure! 3y
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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I'm struggling to write a one-size-fits-all review. I think many will benefit from reading this, because it shows a character arc from denial of their own biases and privilege to acknowledgment. This said, the Turk POV chapters (based on interviews with former white supremacists), while enlightening, are a trigger minefield. Overall, a moving and well-realized story with minor logic issues.

Booknerd2 Nice review!!! I loved this book. I hope the movie does it justice. 3y
RaimeyGallant @Booknerd2 Thanks! I didn't know there was a movie coming out. Cool. :) 3y
Booknerd2 @RaimeyGallant Yes!!! I believe Reese Witherspoon bought the rights. I‘ve heard Viola Davis is main character and Julia Roberts, her lawyer. 3y
Tanisha_A Nice review! I have read only one Picoult as of now, which I liked (Leaving Time). Hope to read more some day! 3y
ReadingisMyPassion I loved this book. 3y
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Fave read of the year so far. Just when you think no one could ever find a new way to tell a story, a story like this comes along, and you get addicted to the rhythm of it, and then it's over, and you wish it had twice the number of pages it did. About a young woman being preyed upon by a "renouncer" during the Irish Troubles, and holy cow is it enlightening.

Suet624 I bought this book at Christmas and it sits on my bedside table. I so want to start reading it. And yet I keep being enticed by library books and bookclubs and I just can't seem to get to it. Gah!! First world problem, for sure. I'm so glad to hear how much you liked it. 3y
RaimeyGallant @Suet624 Drop everything and read this book. It's that good. :) 3y
Theaelizabet I‘ll be shocked if this isn‘t my number one book for the year. At the end I had a hard time giving up the narrator. 3y
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LeahBergen I really need to read this! 👍🏻 3y
batsy @Suet624 Let's do it! I have it now and I'm dragging my feet as well. Maybe we can nag at each other? 😂 3y
batsy Great review 👍🏽 3y
Suet624 @batsy yes! Let‘s! One of my sons is getting married in a few weeks in Colorado and I‘m trying to decide whether to bring it with me for the weeklong event. 3y
BiblioLitten I love this pic! 3y
RaimeyGallant @BiblioLitten Why thank you. I used all my muscles. :) 3y
Suet624 @batsy darn it! I knew we had talked about reading this book but I couldn‘t find the convo! Just wanted you to know I‘ve started reading this. Felt right to read it after reading Say Nothing. 3y
batsy @Suet624 That's great. Most likely I'll read it soon; definitely this month, I hope! 3y
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Word Painting | Rebecca Mcclanahan
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Valuable for writers who want to write more descriptively & worth reading for the examples alone. Def new takeaways for me. My complaints: 1) the author, at times, forced quotes about writing into arguments they weren't well suited to 2) I accidentally read an older edition & can't speak to whether the non-woke passages were revamped in the latest.

Since I forgot to take a pic of the book, a little free library I came across this past winter. :)

Clutterbucks_Queen This so cute! What a lovely idea! 😍 3y
LeticiaToraci I have this book on my shelf and must read it asap. 3y
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