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SharonAlger

SharonAlger

Joined February 2018

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Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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This book is full of wisdom on ways you can live your best life. Lots of it is common sense, but it‘s always great to be reminded of these things. And listening to this all in one go really inspired me to get more out of my life.

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I‘ll be honest, I thought this was going to be boring when I started listening in those first five minutes. But something made me stick with it, and I‘m so glad I did. This had suspense and amazing twists all throughout. All I can say without giving too much away, is that I felt really sorry for the protagonist, Alice.

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Beautiful, devastating, uplifting, ugly. All mismatching words that describe this book perfectly. It‘s made me so grateful for all the little things in everyday life that we all take for granted.

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It‘s been a stay at home and rest kind of day. Lots of reading and audiobook listening. #endometriosis

julesG Feel better! 3mo
Crazeedi Sending healing vibes!💗 3mo
Libby1 I hope you feel better soon. 🌸 3mo
SharonAlger Thanks, guys! 3mo
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First & Then | Emma Mills
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This is a light-hearted, quick read. It‘s simply witty, funny, charming, delightful and an all-round feel good read. Especially good if you need a break from heavier topics. This was a real treat. Just precious.

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This is the book I‘ve picked out to read for tomorrow.

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First & Then | Emma Mills
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This is easy reading so far; I‘m hoping to finish it tonight 😍

heidisreads Beautiful cover! 3mo
SharonAlger @heidisreads it really is! 3mo
Myshelfawareness I love the cover 😍 3mo
SharonAlger @Myshelfawareness yeah, it‘s almost spring here, so I think that might be what attracted me to it. 3mo
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First & Then | Emma Mills
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Today‘s library haul 😍

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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I bought this ages ago for the @veggiemama book club. I didn‘t read it at the time, but I came across it today and felt it was time to add it to the stack.

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I use this table for writing in bed, but it looks like it‘ll be handy to help me read my heavier books.

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#horror pointers from a legend. Good to know, and very true.

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Because I‘ve finished two books yesterday and today, I‘m bringing two new ones in to replace them. This might take a while.

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Mehso-so

I have a love/hate relationship with this book. It has excellent advice on finding story ideas, prepping your manuscript, what publishers want, and so on. The things I disliked was its old-fashioned, ableist, transphobic, non-inclusive in general, tone.

That said, I‘m going to keep it so I can refer to the parts of the book that are useful, because I think I can get lots of use out of the exercises Sophie King provides.

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Trainspotting | Irvine Welsh
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I got this book because I was in the @veggiemama book club, last year. I didn‘t manage to finish it in time, but I‘ve finished it today. I loved this book. I‘m a dialogue fiend, so while reading the entire book in a thick, Scottish accent was hard going, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This book was heartbreaking, hilarious and intense, as we glimpsed the lives of heroin addicts in the 90‘s, right when the drug was having its heyday.

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Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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This book gave me so much food for thought. It‘s given me more perspective on the type of fiction I want to write, and how to write disability and image differences with sensitivity.

This book opens up the conversation about ableism, which is long overdue. I highly recommended!

Also, I noticed that the author, @CarlyFindlay has joined Litsy, so let‘s put her on the #LitsyWelcomeWagon !

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 7mo
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Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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In answer to this question: yes. My partner was offered a disability ‘job‘, and they were extremely interested in using his previous experience and training and paying him a pittance for his trouble. Here‘s a news flash for employers: disabled people like/want/need money just as much as anyone else!
Don‘t assume ‘they‘ll just be grateful to have a job.‘

TrishB 😔 8mo
Book_Gobbler Hear hear! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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SharonAlger @TrishB and @Book_Gobbler ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Buechersuechtling Exactly‼️👍🏼 I just can‘t express how much I agree‼️ Thank you for posting/sharing. 🙇🏽‍♀️ 8mo
SharonAlger @Buechersuechtling ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
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Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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Wisdom from Carly and Stella.

RadicalReader Thanks so much for joining Litsy hope you love it here as much as I do. I have never seen such a mammoth TBR pile but definitely gives me a lot of exciting reads to look forward to picking up from the library 8mo
SharonAlger @RadicalReader are you saying my TBR pile is mammoth, or yours? Either way, it‘s gotta be a good thing 😊 8mo
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SharonAlger @RadicalReader and thanks, I absolutely love Litsy ♥️♥️ 8mo
RadicalReader @SharonAlger my TBR Pile has become mammoth ever since I joined Litsy and discovered so many more delightful books I didn‘t even know existed but never been more insistent on reading 8mo
SharonAlger @RadicalReader I see what you mean! Same here. I love it, too ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
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I was shocked that this was more of a pamphlet than a book! And yet, Ingrid has provided useful ideas so simply, that the reader is capable of taking the steps toward self love easily, with maximum payoff.

Her advice is profound and helpful. She‘s not a self-help guru who insists you be positive to the point of denying any negativity exists. Instead, she acknowledges this, giving the reader workable tools on handling it in a positive way.

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Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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An excellent message from this great author today: ‘please don‘t forget your disabled sisters when celebrating.‘ Happy International Women‘s Day, everyone ♥️♥️♥️

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 8mo
SharonAlger @Cinfhen I was meant to go meet her today at her book signing, and was sad I had to cancel ☹️ 8mo
Cinfhen Awww, that is a shame 😫 8mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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A big welcome to @SmartSassery who is running a great giveaway 😍

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I plan to trial this writing method and I feel it‘ll work for me. Pictured are some of the aspects of novel writing structure this book covers. In the book, you learn roughly how long each step takes, so I added notes about that, for quick reference.

I liked how the author created a story about Goldilocks trying to write a novel. This made it an enjoyable, relatable read. This author also wrote Writing Fiction For Dummies.

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My girls are ‘helping‘ with my reading and writing, today ♥️♥️♥️ #DogsofLitsy

mreads What cuties 🐕❤🐕 8mo
SharonAlger @mreads they sure are 😍 8mo
wanderinglynn Aw, how sweet! ❤️🐶 8mo
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SharonAlger @wanderinglynn they‘re very faithful company 💕💕💕 8mo
TheSpineView Of course, they supervise! ❤🐾 8mo
SharonAlger @TheSpineView yes, especially if I‘m eating, haha! 8mo
TheSpineView @SharonAlger No doubt!🤣 8mo
Book_Gobbler Squeee! What sweet fur babies! Ahem. *lowers voice several octaves*. Good job lieutenants, good job. As you were. 😍♥️😘🐶🐶😉😉 8mo
tpixie Cuties!!! 🐶🐶🐶 8mo
SharonAlger @Book_Gobbler they do a very fine job 😂 8mo
SharonAlger @tpixie thanks 😍😍😍 8mo
tpixie ♥️🐶♥️ 8mo
literacassandrature Hi Sharon. What are you writing, book, novel, biography? I love writing. 7mo
SharonAlger @literacassandrature I‘m trying my hand at horror 😊 7mo
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I‘m in a hurry to finish this book, simply because I‘m so keen to try this writing method. This book has forced me to think deeper about my plot, my characters and particularly my villains. I would recommend this to all fiction writers, yes, even the pantsers. Why? Because it teaches the reader lots of useful things about what makes a story great. Once I‘ve finished it I‘ll give a proper review.

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Congratulations to @GypsyKat for reaching a new milestone ❤️

To celebrate, she‘s running the #3for3kGiveaway.

To enter, you need to share which three books you‘d like to win. Mine are:
Night Circus
Yes Please
Winter Song.

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Just_reading Newbie question - how do you enter these types of giveaways? 😉 8mo
SharonAlger @Just_reading you take a screenshot of the photo, share it as a Blurb, then add any tags and hashtags 😊 8mo
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Trainspotting | Irvine Welsh
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My reading list for the month of March ❤️ Cthulhu might take longer 😂

SweetAngst Beautiful binding on the Lovecraft 😍 8mo
SharonAlger @SweetAngst, it‘s so gorgeous, isn‘t it? 8mo
Book_Gobbler What a wonderful stack! My heart skipped a beat on the Lovecraft! 📚😘 8mo
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SharonAlger @Book_Gobbler I‘m in love with it 😍 I got it quite cheap at Book Depository. 8mo
Book_Gobbler Niiiiiice. Yes, I *am* looking into that...now! 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
SharonAlger @Book_Gobbler you won‘t be disappointed 😍 8mo
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This was a brilliant ending to the #ravencycle series ❤️ lots of action, emotion and twists. I enjoyed the character development of everyone in the group and watching their relationships grow deeper. There were some fantastic surprises in there, too. I‘m sad it‘s over ❤️

AnneFindsJoy I LOVED that series 😍 8mo
SharonAlger @AnneFindsJoy I really need to get into her other books 😊 I‘m having withdrawals 8mo
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RadicalReader @SharonAlger a wonderful book I highly enjoyed and strongly recommend is the iconic incredible novel written by the wonderful John Marrs this book is also going to be a Netflix series next year 8mo
SharonAlger @RadicalReader ooh, I will have to look out for that! 8mo
Book_Gobbler Oh my gosh - Love her! Gotta read this NOW! Added both this & The One! @RadicalReader 📚📚👏🏻👏🏻😘 8mo
SharonAlger @Book_Gobbler enjoy ♥️ 8mo
Book_Gobbler 😊♥️📚👍🏻 8mo
RadicalReader @SharonAlger hope you enjoy it can‘t wait to see you quotes and review of the amazing book 8mo
RadicalReader @Book_Gobbler can‘t wait to see what you think of the book I read it in two sittings it was that compelling with what I call catapult chapters moving you from one to the next chapter because of cliffhanger 8mo
SharonAlger @RadicalReader I‘ll have to get onto it, then. Thanks for enabling me 😂😛 8mo
literacassandrature I really love reading. I often feel sad when I get to the end of the book because I feel like I know the characters so well. 7mo
SharonAlger @literacassandrature I know what you mean! I really need to get onto her other books. 7mo
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M Train | Patti Smith
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This is a non fiction about thoughts in Patti Smith‘s head. It‘s an easy read, some parts I found interesting and I enjoyed her perspective on life. Her use of dialogue drove me batty. She listed her dialogue with these at the beginning: - . Why? As much as I enjoyed it, my mind did wander quite a bit as I read this.

I enjoyed reading something outside of what I‘d usually read, and I loved her artist‘s perspective and her life experiences.

xicanti Dashes instead of quotation marks is very much a non-English thing, but a few English-speaking writers adopt it too (presumably because they think it's fancy). Personally, I find it creates a distance between me and the dialogue, so I struggle to connect with writers who do it. 2y
SharonAlger @xicanti, I agree. 2y
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I found this for only $16 at Book Depository today ❤️❤️❤️

Tiyas7 You Sure Was Lucky😃 2y
SharonAlger It‘s gorgeous, too! I haven‘t started reading it yet, because I‘ve not been reading much of anything lately. 1y
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M Train | Patti Smith
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Who wouldn‘t love to trade places with #PattiSmith?

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Divergent 3. Allegiant | Veronica Roth
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Once I got to #Allegiant, the final book in the #Divergent trilogy, I expected to love this. Nope. On the 1st page, I worked out the ending. I was insulted the author thought us readers too stupid to work it out. The ending was unnecessary. I felt like the author did this to prove her ruthlessness, but ruined the plot. The pacing was off which surprised me, as it was perfect in the other 2 books. I didn‘t bother watching the movie of this book.

aevrabel I didn't even finish Allegiant because it was so off from the first two books that I didn't want to ruin the series. 2y
SharonAlger I was tempted, too. But I wanted to see if she could turn it around. It felt like she rushed this off to get get to her ‘edgy‘ ending, and the whole story was filler leading up to the big finale which was already obvious from the first line of page one. And yes, it completely ruined the whole thing. 2y
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#Insurgent is part 2 of the #Divergent trilogy. Like all good mid-trilogy books, this book takes us deeper into this world, and more exciting things are revealed. Also, bigger problems come into play. I enjoyed this very much ❤️ I also felt the movie held up very well to the book. Beautifully paced, too.

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I love dystopian fiction. The idea of factions were a bit of a cliche, but the author made it work. I enjoyed the way she built this world, and her pacing was immaculate. I watched the movie first, then I had to read the trilogy. It‘s a great book if you have teens. My copy of #Divergent is well-loved. That‘s because 3 people in this house read it: my partner, my daughter, and I. We had animated chats about this, keeping the parent/teen bond tight

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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Part 3 of the #HungerGames trilogy. #Mockingjay, without me giving too much away, is when war begins against the Capitol. I loved this book, although it was sad in places. Can I just say, I hated the movies of this book? Total snooze fest. I did fan-girl hard over Lorde‘s song for the soundtrack, though: Yellow Flicker Beat. A great moment for a Hunger Games fan.

Dragon The books were better! 2y
SharonAlger @Dragon, I have to agree with you 🙂 I loved the books 💗 I think I watched the Hunger Games before I read the first book. 2y
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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If you love a good story about rebellion brewing in the trenches, #CatchingFire will be right up your alley. Part 2 of the #HungerGames trilogy, this will have you on the edge of your seat. I really cared deeply about these characters and wanted to yell at them to kick the Capitol‘s privileged, whiny little arse.

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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The #HungerGames is a lot like Dexter. When people hear its premise, the first reaction is, ‘I could never possibly enjoy or condone a book that features killing as a competition.‘ I was the same. But, if the idea gives you that reaction, it actually means you‘d really love it. I know, because that‘s what happened to me. If you love dystopian fiction and stories about fighting for justice, give it a try. You‘ll honestly never look back.

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This is what I‘m reading at this very moment. So much inspiration ❤️🤘I can tell this will be a useful and important book to turn to during writer‘s block. #writing

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M Train | Patti Smith
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Where are you standing right now? #vmbookclub

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Poor Man's Orange | Ruth Park
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The final book in this brilliant trilogy. Very, very sad, yet with many beautiful moments. A great Sydney tale.

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Number two in the trilogy. I first read this as a high school text. I‘ve been a groupie of the trilogy ever since. I can feel myself in Sydney, in those times. This book made me approach dialogue differently. This book has everything; highs, lows, dangers, love and humour. This is a soul-read for me ❤️

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Missus | Ruth Park
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The 1st book in the Harp in the South trilogy. Ruth Park is one of my favourite authors ❤️ this book tells the tale of how Hughie and Ma met and came to be married. Fantastic Aussie story telling with lots of humour along the way.

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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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A classic Aussie outback #romance. Colleen McCullogh was a genius ❤️ just read it, I beg you 😍 you‘ll see why it‘s so great.

mellissimo Oh, I loved that one too! ❤ 2y
SharonAlger Colleen McCullough was a genius ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
jillannjohn Loved! 2y
SharonAlger @jillannjohn it‘s definitely a bestselling classic for a reason ❤️👍 2y
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I found the writer to have a unique, interesting voice. I‘m a zombie lover, so this book was right up my alley. I enjoyed the characters and plot. This story adds something different and interesting to the zombie genre. I really disliked the ending, though. I preferred the book over the movie. Even though the ending was a letdown for me, I‘d say it‘s a must if you are mad about zombies.

EllaMc I don't do much zombie reading, but this one has popped up in suggestions a few times. Should I try the book or the movie first? 2y
SharonAlger @EllaMc, I would read the book first 😊 my partner and my eldest daughter read the book before the movie and I didn‘t. I enjoyed the movie, but there were a lot of unexplained things I didn‘t understand, that all made sense once I read it. 2y
TheBookAddict @EllaMc I agree with @SharonAlger , I think the book first would be the best way to go about it. I‘m also not much of a zombie reader, but I enjoyed this one (and the Mountain Man series by Keith C. Blackmore). I would recommend the audiobooks, if you like audiobooks. The audiobook for this one was great. I couldn‘t stop listening to it. 2y
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I‘m one third of the way through the last book of the Raven Cycle series. It‘s good, but I have no idea where Maggie is going with the story, yet. Excited to see how everything wraps up at the end. Oh, my son made that bookmark for me at school, for Mother‘s Day ❤️😍

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The third book in the Raven Cycle series, when everything falls apart. I had so much sympathy for Blue in this one.

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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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The second book in the Raven Cycle series, the focus is on the bad-boy, Ronan. I loved learning about all of his secrets. No matter how rude and arrogant this kid is, we have to love him 😂

ReadingRover This is my favorite of the series! 2y
SharonAlger I can certainly see why! ❤️😊 I loved how everything went deeper, and we realised many of the characters had something ‘extra‘ about them. (edited) 2y
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The Raven Boys | Stiefvater, Maggie
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Blue has always been told, when she kisses her true love, he will die. No pressure, right? This is the first book of the Raven Cycle series, and it hooked me in immediately.

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M Train | Patti Smith
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I just started reading this. So far, so good . #vmbookclub

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
SharonAlger Thanks so much ❤️ 2y
MelindaCooper I‘m really liking it so far too! Also recommend Just Kids if you‘re a Patti fan ♥️ 2y
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SharonAlger I‘d give it a go 😊 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 2y
SharonAlger Thanks very much, @RaimeyGallant ❤️ I will do that 2y
RaimeyGallant Hope it helps. :) 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Really enjoying your posts!😉👍🏽 8mo
SharonAlger @PurpleyPumpkin thanks so much ♥️ 8mo
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