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gradcat 😅🤣😂🙃 3d
Blueberry 😱 who knew?? 3d
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Empire of Booze | Henry Jeffreys
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Quirky history book full of offbeat trivia. Amazing that gunpowder was mixed with rum to test its proof!

#history

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For Littens in the Oakland, CA area, The Octopus Literary Salon is closing its doors August 31st. 😢

On August 28 & 29, from 7pm onward, they‘re inviting everyone to hang out and have a drink and bid the Octopus bon voyage. They‘re also planning a Viking jazz funeral followed by a karaoke wake.

https://oaklandoctopus.org/

#news #oakland #storeclosing

Megabooks That‘s sad. 3d
SW-T @Megabooks Agreed 😢 3d
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Westside | W M Akers
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Mehso-so

Loved the beginning, struggled through the middle, and was relieved at the end. It started with a simple thing-a missing glove. A tiny mystery. The kind our heroine solves. Then we end up with cheating spouses, bootleggers, alternative versions of the same city, shadows that destroy, and a male author writing a woman character but missing the mark. Going with a so-so because I did like the beginning and the premise. Execution wasn‘t for me though.

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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If you like the premise of a ghost hunter falling in love with a ghost, not a bad YA read. Decent pacing, plenty of action. Sure, there are also a lot of tropes in it, but it‘s a decent light horror type of book if you want a bit of darkness, but not an excessive amount. And it ends with a noble sacrifice that segues nicely into the next book.

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This book had its own allure, even when stuck on technical details. Very informative and educational. It was interesting to learn about how they identified remains so families could get closure, as with Kosovo. The pollution caused by burials and cremation was also interesting to consider, and learned a lot about the burial recycling that occurs in so many places. So much we take for granted or don‘t even consider. Provided food for thought.

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🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 Hard choices! D...no, A, no D....🤪

Nebklvr If you use the library, books are already free so definitely paid to read. 5d
Megabooks A for sure 5d
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Caroline2 D!!! Defo. 👍🏻 5d
megnews D! Though A is tempting. 5d
JulietBooks How much would one get paid? 5d
SW-T @JulietBooks Good question! 🤔 4d
SW-T @Nebklvr I‘m guessing they mean bookstores but definitely paid if you use the library! 4d
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When I was looking for Face It to preorder a birthday gift, I discovered there was also a Debbie Harry coloring book!

@Weaponxgirl

Weaponxgirl Well this is just wonderful! I already have a Bowie one 😊 3d
SW-T @Weaponxgirl 😊😊😊 3d
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Not finished yet, but this is so good! It‘s one of those books you feel that everyone needs to read.

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Happy Relaxation Day! Hope you‘re reading a good book 📚 😊💕

#relax #relaxation #relaxandchill #relaxationmeansreading #relaxationreading #relaxationday

Crazeedi Actually I cleaned all my floors, lol I didnt know or I would have celebrated!! 6d
SW-T @Crazeedi At least you have clean floors now! That‘s worth celebrating 😂😂😂 6d
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That‘s gonna be tough.... I‘m going to root for Murderbot though...cuz Murderbot! 💕

https://www.tor.com/2019/08/12/hugo-spotlight-the-years-finalists-for-best-novel...

#Novellas #HugoAwards #Hugo #Hugo2019

tournevis Tea Master is also excelent. It's a difficult year to choose 6d
SW-T @tournevis Yeah, difficult year to choose. 6d
tournevis @SW-T And then there's Bintin and Sugar Sky... I would not know who to choose this year. 6d
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Down the Rabbit Hole | Peter Abrahams
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The Rabbit Hole, a national museum celebrating children's literature, is set to open in North Kansas City in March 2020. It‘ll be the world‘s first explor-a-storium! 😊

Rabbit Hole Website
https://www.rabbitholekc.org

KCUR.org (89.3) article
http://www.tinyurl.com/y4pqrf3l

#kansascity #museums #childrensbooks

QuietlyLaura So cool! 1w
RaimeyGallant Sounds cool. Is it a museum or a store? 7d
SW-T @RaimeyGallant It‘s a museum but will also have a makerspace, print shop, a writing and story lab, a café, and a bookstore. 6d
RaimeyGallant I get it now! At first I thought the "storium" was a reference to it being a store, but it's actually a reference to story. 6d
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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So true!

#booklovers

thereadingowlvina Truth! Every.Single.One!!! 😂😂😂 1w
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War of the Romances | Tara Sivec
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😂😂😂

#humor #litsyhumor

Megabooks 😂😂😂 1w
StayCurious Ha! A lot of the books I‘ve been reading have shirtless guys on them! Do they think women are so weak as to pick a book based on that? Ok...sometimes I am 🤫 1w
marleed That‘s hilarious! 1w
JulietBooks 😂 1w
GypsyKat Hilarious!😂 1w
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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

#friends #teamwork

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Every time you open a book, a little magic falls out.

#justbecause

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Lake Silence | Anne Bishop
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This is the first book in a spin-off series and works well as a stand alone. You understand what‘s happened previously, but don‘t need to read the previous series to follow what‘s happening. Not what I was expecting, and the bad guys seemed a bit dim when you considered the background. However, their actions were explained well so it worked in the end. Fast, engaging read. Love a book that makes you want to read the sequel right away. 😊😊😊

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Everyone is a reader...Some just haven‘t found their favorite book yet.

#futurebookworm #futurebookaholic

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It‘s like a soap opera about the periodic table! Definitely more fun than science class. Adventure, betrayal, scientific achievement, obsession, invention, reputations, investigation, and discovery. A book that‘s hard to put down. It‘ll appeal to both science and non-science fans alike. A truly riveting read. Plus, in case you didn‘t already know, you‘ll learn why Gandhi hated iodine.

#nonfiction #periodictable

Ericalambbrown This sounds awesome! 1w
SW-T @Ericalambbrown It‘s a fun and informative read 😊 1w
rkeo How have I NOT heard of this? I'm a chemistry teacher and love nonfiction! 1w
SW-T @rkeo Litsy will keep you informed! Your TBR list will never be the same 😂😂😂 1w
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A nice mystery with just a hint of romance. Enjoyed Frances, George, Charles, Hettie, and Lottie trying to discover if Mary was killed because she was a blackmailer or not. Lily was a bit annoying but provided family tension. Between a pick and so-so but I liked the resolution and that the romance wasn‘t primary in this one. Enjoyable read overall.

#mystery

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Fascinating account of espionage, sabotage reconnaissance, and localized resistance conducted by criminals, rogues, and survivalists, with brutal tactics and grit. Warfare like no one had ever seen before that broke all the rules of gentlemanly conduct. An interesting book for any history lover. It focuses on ordinary people called on to do extraordinary things during wartime, or, how candy and condoms made bombs.

#history #WWII #WinstonChurchill

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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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No one writes like Willa Cather. Here, young Niel Herbert tells the story of the decline of Mrs. Forrester. It‘s also about the West, the spreading of the railroad, capitalism, idealism, and the complexities of growing up and realizing your idols are only frail humans.

#willacather

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Prisoner of Zenda | Anthony Hope
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I‘ve read this three times and still love it. Rudolf Rassendyll has to first impersonate the king at the royal coronation, then rescue the real king from the castle dungeons. A fun adventure that never grows old.

#reread #adventure #classics

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Reading and eating-it‘s the little things sometimes 😊

Made three jars and half a jar is gone already. Love leekchi omelettes 😋

http://www.pbs.org/food/kitchen-vignettes/leekchi/

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USA Holidays | Mary Lou
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Happy National Book Lover‘s Day!

#booklovers #bookloversday #bookloversday2019

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You‘re only one book away from a good mood.

😊📚💕😊📚💕😊📚💕😊📚💕😊📚

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😂😂😂

#humor #litsyhumor

LibrarianRyan I would so do this 2w
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Look forward to reading the tagged book! A forensic anthropologist and human anatomist discusses death, mortality, and solving crimes. Appeals to the Law & Order, L&O SVU, CSI, and NCIS fan in me 🙄

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A little humor to brighten your day 😊 Happy reading!

#humor #litsyhumor

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 2w
julesG 😂😂😂 2w
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Yashoda‘s library is free and strives to give free access to books to children from low-income backgrounds who would otherwise not be able to become members.

It‘s wonderful to see someone so young making such a big difference in her community 😊

https://ebookfriendly.com/youngest-librarian-free-library-kochi-india/

#library #freelibrary

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Freespirit Great story😊 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I want to send her books now....💙 2w
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Sweep of the Blade (Is) | Ilona Andrews
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Sweep of the Blade is Maud‘s story rather than Dina‘s. Although things get resolved, it sets things up for book five. A fun and action packed series. Loved that Maud used her brains, Innkeeper training, and sword skills to cement her position in House Krahr.

#Hoopla #Libby

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Rin is 16 when the book starts. It has YA elements, but it‘s not YA. All 3 parts are interesting and different, tho 2 & 3 are very grimdark. Loads of triggers, heavy drug use.

Pros: world building, pacing, secondary characters are all interesting and well developed, hard to put down.

Cons: Rin is caustic, jealous, disobedient, selfish, vengeful, and ends up more dark than light. She‘s also naive, impulsive, and prone to screaming at everyone.

LibrarianRyan Will you read the sequel? 2w
SW-T @LibrarianRyan Probably. Even though I had a love-hate relationship with it, I want to know what‘s next. Thinks it‘s a trilogy 😳 2w
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Rest In Peace, Ms. Morrison 😢

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Ms. Morrison was the author of 11 novels as well as children‘s books and essay collections. Her novels were characterized by visionary force and poetic import.

A spokeswoman said the cause was complications of pneumonia.

Ms. Morrison will be missed in ways words are inadequate to express. A national treasure has been lost 😢😢😢😢😢

lele1432 😞😞😞 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😢😢😢 2w
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A little humor just because 😂😂😂

#humor #litsyhumor

Hooked_on_books This is awesome 🤣 3w
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Panpan

Random sketches, essays, and trains of thought that seemed to go nowhere. Perhaps that was the point, but it came across as clunky, cumbersome, and disjointed.

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The overall message is to listen to your body (eat when you‘re hungry), move in ways that you enjoy, and stop beating yourself up because either you can‘t stick to a diet or it doesn‘t work for you. Too many people obsess about their weight and not their health. The book promotes health, not weight loss. Basically it‘s telling you to find your own way to health and happiness, not follow someone else‘s path, even hers.

@BlameJennyJane

BlameJennyJane Sweet! Thanks for the tag! I‘m glad it was a pick for you. So far, I‘ve found, as the author promised, that at first I was eating stuff not on “a plan” of some kind and maybe not traditionally healthy, but it settled down. Letting go of that restriction mentality actually has me eating like a normal human. Being out of that cycle feels so much healthier. 👍🏼😊👍🏼 3w
Hooked_on_books Sounds like sound advice. Plus I love the title. 3w
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Ok, so I‘m not 55, not underemployed, and won‘t be retiring for ages, but I was still curious about this one. I know a lot of people in their 50‘s and 60‘s looking for work who are facing ageism. It‘s basically an advice book on how to rethink employment, housing, retirement funding, healthcare, etc. Letters from real people and tons of links to resources listed. The book is a message of hope for folks who‘ve gotten discouraged or feel lost.

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I think this is a love it or hate it type book. I know people who told me not to read it - too biased - and they universally hated it. That said, while I wished he‘d gone into more detail on some things, and I didn‘t agree with everything, I loved the book and wasn‘t expecting to. Definitely one you‘ll think about and discuss-whether pro or con.

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Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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Started off a bit slow but found its stride quickly. A sweet and heartwarming read. Martha found herself, her courage, imagination, and self-esteem again with the help of Suki, Sebastian, Lilian, Owen, Gina, Will, Rose, and of course Nana. A nice book to curl up with when you need a break. While it talked about serious issues the overall message was hope, making the most of today, saying no when you need to, and enjoying cake now and then.

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Couple of us went out for ice cream and I was happy to see a little free library outside. I‘ll have to bring some books to add to it next time I‘m in the area. 😊📚

#LittleFreeLibrary

Soubhiville I loaded this LFL up today! It‘s funny, I saw and liked this post when you posted it, then went for ice cream this week and saw the LFL! I looked up by hashtag to find out who posted originally 😊. I went to Recycled Reads this weekend to pick up some children‘s books, and pulled some stuff off my own shelves. So maybe next time you get ice cream you‘ll adopt one of my old books 😁. 1w
SW-T @Soubhiville How awesome! I‘m hoping to head out that way again soon so I‘ll definitely check it out! I‘ve been setting aside some books to donate. Your trip to Recycled Reads was a great idea 😊 3d
SW-T @Soubhiville Hubby and I made a donation to the LFL and then hit Cheesecake Factory. That‘s a busy spot! Several items gone by the time we left 😳 Great to see it‘s getting use! 😊🥰😊 3d
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Based on a true story, the book isn‘t about the rapes. It‘s about the culture in which they occurred. It‘s about whether forced forgiveness is really forgiveness. It‘s about whether you can disobey the Bible when you‘ve been kept illiterate and can‘t read it or interpret it for yourself. Do you stay in a system that used and brutalized you? Forgive your attackers so you can enter Heaven? Or leave when you know nothing about the outside world?

SW-T An interesting book and a good read. I‘m giving it a so-so because I personally dislike books where quotation marks aren‘t used for conversations. A formatting pet peeve. 3w
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Love in a Carry-on Bag | Sadeqa Johnson
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📚Love in a carry-on bag
🎥 Airplane
🎶 The Letter by The Box Tops (Give me a ticket for an aeroplane!)

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🛩💙 3w
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Reading Buddies | Michle Dufresne, Pioneer Valley Books
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I had plenty of company reading this weekend 💕😂

#catsoflitsy #cats #pets #petlife

Megabooks Awww!! 3w
seaves582 Your black and white cat looks just like mine!! I have his photo in my latest post 🥰🥰🥰 3w
SW-T @seaves582 Saw your pic! They do look alike 😊 3w
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Mehso-so

Answers everything you ever wanted to know about how to dress when you visit Buckingham Palace, attend Cartier International Polo, or Wimbledon, etc. The book also clarifies white tie versus black tie, how to tie a scarf, how many colors to combine, as well as how to properly store, hang, launder, and iron your clothes. Interspersed with historical tidbits and illustrations, it‘s interesting, but my jeans & I will survive without it.

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Living Dangerously | Katie Fforde, Katie Forde
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Browsing new releases and trying hard not to click on “buy”...but I might be hitting the library soon! 🤣

Hooked_on_books It‘s a constant battle! 3w
SW-T @Hooked_on_books 😂😂😂 3w
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Crime & Punctuation | Kaitlyn Dunnett
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LOL! The Oxford comma to the rescue 😂

The bits about insurance and Real ID reminded me of working in government and answering consumer questions. Overall a decent mystery with an older heroine (Mikki is 68) who‘s still got plenty of spunk.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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My third time reading this one and still loved it!

#reread

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In West Mills | De'Shawn Charles Winslow
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn‘t get into it at this time. Moving on.

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Time spent reading is never wasted 😊📚📚📚

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I feel like no Litsy users were included in the Pew survey 🤔

Article and tips on reading more:
https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/books/2019/07/18/how-read-50-100-bo...

wanderinglynn Oh, I believe that statistic. I‘m surrounded by people at work who don‘t read at all. No books. M It‘s sad. That‘s why I‘m so happy to have My Litsy community. ❤️ 4w
SW-T @wanderinglynn I can‘t imagine not being a reader. So many books to choose from! 4w
wanderinglynn I know! I don‘t know how to respond when people say that to me. I read on my lunch break at work, and of course everyone wants to know what I‘m reading. Then when I ask if they‘ve read whatever book I have, too many respond “oh, I don‘t read.” 😳😱😬 4w
Exbrarian A couple of my coworkers read best-selling business books and the like. Another couple read comics on the regular. The other 80 or so do not read at all. Then, there is me. 4w
SW-T @Exbrarian Then there is you - the reader! Happy reading 😊 4w
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