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Arms From the Sea by Rich Shapero
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A Kind of Freedom: A Novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Other than the cover (which I wish incorporated Violet and Violence, Leia‘s comic characters. Or at least a woman sketching... something more artistic!) I really enjoyed this book. I don‘t think I had heard of Joshilyn Jackson before. Not only is she a great writer, she narrated the audio version herself, and she did a great job!
This one gets 2 thumbs up from me, and I‘d recommend it. 👍👍

BekahPat I loved this book but totally agree about the cover. I didn‘t feel like the cover had the vibe of the book. 8h
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I received this book in LibraryThing‘s Early Reviewers program.

It‘s a beautiful book, with photos of famous folks (mostly actors, some directors) from the 30‘s through the 60‘s. Each photo has a descriptive paragraph on the opposite page.

Unfortunately it‘s geared towards either older than me folks who will recognize those pictured, or real B&W movie buffs. While lovely, it‘s lost on me.

Eggs Beautiful 13h
rubyslippersreads 😍⭐️😍 11h
TheBookHippie This is on my Christmas list!! 10h
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Arms From the Sea | Rich Shapero
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This author or his ap company we‘re giving away these tiny copies of his latest novel at Tx Book Fest. Apparently with the ap, you can read along to a soundtrack created for each of his books, and it seems maybe there are also visual effects that go with them? I won‘t be using the ap (even though it‘s free) because I find music distracting while I‘m reading. It‘s a pretty cool idea though! The ap is called TooFarMedia if anyone is interested.

Soubhiville I started the novel yesterday and it‘s interesting... 2d
Hooked_on_books Interesting concept. Gorgeous cover! 1d
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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I‘m really enjoying this so far, but I have to point out I feel like this cover, while pretty, is a terrible match for the book. The main character is a highly successful comic book artist, with all the geekiness you‘d expect to come with that. This cover doesn‘t reflect that at all.

Are there any book covers that you feel misrepresent their books?

IndoorDame Totally agree about this cover! I really liked this book, but I can‘t reconcile them at all! I actually really like the cover too and when I scroll through my audible bookshelf I always get excited about this until I finally remember that I‘ve already read it. 2d
tracey38 I find it so annoying when a cover doesn't reflect the storyline at all. I know I have read a couple books where this has happened but it's been awhile and I can't remember what they were. 1d
Hooked_on_books I read a book recently wherein the cover had absolutely nothing to do with the story. And I didn‘t love the book, so that didn‘t help, either. 1d
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Our topic for the December meeting of #LitsyATXReadersSociety is Banned Books. While googling to see if I have any sitting on my TBR, I came across this cool article and thought some of you might be interested.

@strandbookstore/badass-b-tches-of-banned-books-322199a82d9e" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://medium.com/@strandbookstore/badass-b-tches-of-banned-books-322199a82d9e

AmyG I will never understand why these are banned. And I am proud of myself for having read many of them. 3d
Soubhiville @AmyG I know, a lot of them are so silly! And I‘m glad to have read many of them as well. 3d
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
ValerieAndBooks Good list! While there‘s several I‘ve read, it reminds me there‘s still more yet to read! 3d
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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My #WeeklyForecast.

I hope to finish my current read, which is my Owl Post book, read The Hollywood Book Club, which is an ARC from LibraryThing‘s Early Reviewers, and get a good start on one of the other two pictured.

The tagged book is my current audiobook. I‘m sure I‘ll finish it and probably start another.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4d
Rachel_Anne789 The Hollywood Bookclub looks interesting! 4d
Daisey I like how you showed your Owl Post book without giving it away. I may need to do something similar for next week as I hope to get to my Cover to Cover group book soon. 4d
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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My #WeeklyBookReport: I finished all the books I hoped to get through, and I started my Owl Post book (a Litsy Postal club) and The Almost Sisters on audio. It‘s been a good reading week!

Cinfhen I read Plainsong too!!!! LOVED LOVED LOVED 4d
Bookzombie You did have a good reading week! Yay! 1d
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Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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These were the books chosen by #LitsyATXReadersSociety for our November topic, “Something you‘ve been meaning to read.” Quite a varied range!

Next meeting is Dec 21st, topic is Banned or Controversial books. We‘re going to meet in the cafe and do a cookie swap. I‘ll post more about it in Slack.

Lcsmcat That cover on the Kafka! 5d
Soubhiville @lcsmcat right? That‘s why @Eyelit chose it. The font is really cool. 4d
mcipher I loved The Regional Office Is Under Attack! So weird and fun. 4d
gossamerchild How fun! And great titles 😍 4d
Cinfhen Love this idea!! And cookieswap....yes, please!!!!! 4d
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Today‘s #LitsyATXReadersSociety was a cozy smaller group. Our topic was “something you‘ve been meaning to read”, which led to a really fun and varied selection! Our library has so many interesting spots for photos!

Cinfhen Amazing space and awesome ladies 4d
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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I can‘t believe we‘re halfway through November! You all are ripping through some Neil Gaiman books! There have been 22 reading of his books so far! I‘ll comment with the current leaders.

Now is the time to nominate authors for our 2020 #AuthorAMonth list! Please comment with authors you‘d like to read next year. I‘ll make a poll next month. Feel free to share to spread the word further, but please tag me so I‘ll see it 😊!

Soubhiville Current leaders are @BookwormAHN with 11, @erzascarletbookgasm with 10, and @ValerieAndBooks with 9! Incredible reading all! Gaiman and Dahl (Dec author) both have a lot of short and kids books, so it‘s still anyone‘s game! Winner will be highest count on Dec 15th. 🤗📚 5d
AmyG I completely missed this. But....I am going to try to do 2020. To get this striaght....an author is chosen for each month and you try to read at least one book by that author? 5d
Simona My nomination is Hilary Mantel. 5d
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BookishTrish Andre Alexis or Colson Whitehead 5d
Soubhiville Kent Haruf, Jodi Picoult 5d
LibrarianRyan Um um um um. Toni Morrison, 5d
KarenUK I love this idea. I‘ve never been quite organized enough to join in but hope to maybe next year...... Ian McEwan or Maggie O‘Farrell are a couple of suggestions.... and Maybe Mary Roach for non fiction 🤷‍♀️ 5d
Soubhiville @AmyG pretty much, there‘s no pressure. Read as many or as few as you like. I‘m giving away a bookish box to the Litten who reads the most (in the correct months) by Dec 15th. I‘ll probably do that again next year. 5d
Soubhiville @LibrarianRyan yes! Great choice 5d
LibrarianRyan Octavia Butler, Isaiah Asimov, Ursula leGuin, Robin Hobbs, Ryan Bradbury. 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Yes to Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, Ray Bradbury, Kent Haruf. Also, Michael Morpurgo, Ann Pattchet, Yoko Ogawa, Banana Yoshimoto, Haruki Murakami. 5d
AmyG It‘s a wonderful way to be introduced to authors one‘s not familiar with. 5d
dariazeoli Stephen King 5d
ValerieAndBooks Wow lots of good suggestions already! I‘ll have to think on this and come back. I‘d like to avoid authors that mostly write in series. 5d
Soubhiville Zadie Smith, Sy Montgomery, Dave Eggers, Jane Austen 5d
Soubhiville Nnedi Okorafor 5d
BookwormAHN Stephen King, Oscar Wilde, Leigh Bardugo, Mary Roach 5d
Soubhiville George Saunders 5d
ValerieAndBooks Some classic authors here already -- I'd suggest also considering Edith Wharton, Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck...

It'll all come down to voting results, right? It'd be good if it ends up being a balanced mix 😊 -- i.e. not mostly one gender, or not mostly one genre.
ValerieAndBooks Oh, just thought of another one! How about Muriel Spark? 5d
Soubhiville @ValerieAndBooks it does all come down to votes. For the current year I put them in the order of most votes first and then descending. This year I may take the top 12 and rearrange for variety‘s sake (for example Shirley Jackson might have gone better in October. Also, yes, not the same genre or too similar of authors back to back.) 5d
Soubhiville I will put all of these into a poll. Hopefully we‘ll continue to get nominees throughout the week, so if you think of others, come back and add more! Authors with many books to choose from of course preferred. 5d
Eyelit Nnedi Okorafor, Elizabeth Gaskell, Yoko Ogawa 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Oh yes, some classics authors nominations please. Agree on the different genres. 4d
Cinfhen Please keep me in the loop, I‘d love to join in when I can. I see you listed my newest obsession Kent Haruf. I‘d like to add a NF writer so maybe Jon Krakauer or Ben Mezrich 4d
madamereadsalot1 Kurt Vonnegut, Robert R McCammon, Chuck Palahniuk, Joyce Carol Oates, Jennifer Egan, Tom Perrotta, Camille Pagán, Siobhan Dowd, Orson Scott Card, Rainbow Rowell, Patricia Highsmith, Jonathan Tropper 4d
CareBear Phillipa Gregory 4d
CareBear Holly Black 4d
CareBear Roxane Gay 4d
CareBear Isabel Allende, Patrick Ness, liane Moriarty, Frederik Backman 4d
Bookzombie Clive Barker, Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, Sonali Dev, Emma Donoghue, Alexander Dumas, David Guterson, Elmer Kelton, Stephen King, Lisa Kleypas, Jon Krakauer, Erik Larson, Richard Laymon, Cormac McCarthy, Colleen McCullough, David McCullough, Ian McGuire, Larry McMurtry, Douglas Preston and/or Lincoln Child (they write together and separately), Annie Proulx, Diane Setterfield, Maggie Stiefvater, John Steinbeck, Herman Wouk, ... 4d
Bookzombie @Soubhiville I know that‘s a lot. I cheated a bit as they are all on my shelves, which is why they are in alphabetical order. 🤪 4d
LapReader Tim Winton 4d
CoffeeNBooks I've failed miserably with AuthorAMonth. 😂 4d
OriginalCyn620 Lots of good authors already mentioned! I‘m game to play along whatever the results! 4d
sudi I have completely failed this challenge during the last few months. But i'll try to do it consistently for 2020. 3d
sudi So many good authors have already been suggested, so here are a few of my choices Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, Steinbeck, Bradbury, Banana Yoshimoto, Patrick Ness and Stephen King 3d
Bookzombie Also, Joyce Carol Oates. 3d
Soubhiville @Bookzombie @sudi @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @LapReader @CareBear @madamereadsalot1 @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @Eyelit @ValerieAndBooks @BookwormAHN @dariazeoli @AmyG @LibrarianRyan @KarenUK @BookishTrish @Simona Thank you all for your input! I started working on the poll this morning, and I‘ll post it next weekend. We have so many great authors here to choose from! And many I‘ve never read, so I‘m excited about that 🤗📚 3d
AmyG I am going to throw in Ruth Rendell...my favorite mystery writer. She is amazing. 3d
KarenUK Lily King 2d
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Wow, I raced through this book this week. I didn‘t want to stop!

I felt for the characters, and there was a bit of a surprise towards to end I wasn‘t expecting at all. I don‘t want to say too much... but this was a beautifully told story about people I cared about. I would have listened to several more hours of it!

Jee_HookedOnBookz I really enjoyed this too! Glad you did as well! ❤️ 6d
Soubhiville #BBRC for New York Times Bestseller. @LibrarianRyan (edited) 5d
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I had no idea until I got this from the library that it‘s illustrated by Skottie Young of I Hate Fairyland. The drawings are wonderful, and remind me of some of Roald Dahl‘s illustrations.

This is a great Middle Grade story, told by a Dad in explanation of why it took him so long to go out and buy milk. You never know what sorts of trouble can befall you when you run to the corner store!

tjwill Interesting. The edition I have is illustrated by Chris Riddell. I didn‘t know there were different versions! 1w
Soubhiville @tjwill oh really? I didn‘t know that either. 1w
CoffeeNBooks Great book! I have this edition illustrated by Skottie Young. 1w
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LibrarianRyan @tjwill I agree every copy I have seen is Riddle. I‘ll have to look for Scottie. 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this too but mine is illustrated by Riddell. 1w
Aimeesue That IS very Dahl-ish! 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @tjwill oh my I didn't know too! 6d
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Ta Da! The finished (for now...) Library. I‘m going to end up getting a loveseat instead of or in addition to the chair, so the dog and cats can sit in here with me.

I definitely have room to grow into! There is one more wide shelf coming Thursday, one got damaged during delivery.

I‘m in heaven! I‘m so thrilled with how it has come out.

Sace Absolutely beautiful and cozy looking 😍 1w
JacqMac Lovely! 😍 1w
merelybookish Looks gorgeous! 1w
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TrishB Looks wonderful ❤️ 1w
Aimeesue Wow! It's gorgeous! I'm very jealous. 😋 1w
Lcsmcat Wow! That‘s lovely!! 1w
Jerdencon Beautiful!! 1w
ljuliel Very pretty. I like the floor ! 1w
BookNAround Looks fantastic! 1w
Beatlefan129 I love it 🥰 1w
LibrarianRyan Nice!! 1w
ChasingOm Lovely! 1w
Hufflepuffle That‘s looks wonderful! 😍 1w
charl08 Ooh. Jealous! How fabulous. 1w
Kalalalatja Lovely! 1w
AmyG It‘s gorgeous. I will have a reading room in my new house. So looking at yours just makes me that much more excited. Enjoy your beautiful space and all those shelves! 1w
AnneCecilie Love it 😍🥰 1w
Kimberlone 😍😍😍 1w
TheSpineView I'm in love! 💖💖💖 1w
BookwormAHN That is gorgeous 😻 1w
phatsallylee This looks amazing! 1w
TheLibrarian That is stunning!!! 😍 1w
sprainedbrain So lovely! 😊 1w
kspenmoll Looks beautiful. I love your window! 1w
shellleigh33 Beautiful! I think I would have a hard time leaving this room 😍 (edited) 1w
k.reads It looks so good!! 1w
Kayla.Adriena 🤤🤤🤤 1w
LauraBeth OMG - this is amazing! 😍😍 1w
Kayla.Adriena Do you mind sharing where you got your shelves from? Are they Ikea? 1w
Prairiegirl_reading Looks great!!! 1w
tracey38 This is an amazing room! Adding a loveseat to snuggle into will be perfect. I know you'll enjoy a lot of time in that room. So happy for you! 1w
Soubhiville @Kayla.Adriena they are the ikea Billy shelves. Not too difficult to put together, and not too expensive. 💕 1w
Hooked_on_books 😍😍😍😍😍😍 Looks like pure bliss! And look at all that room for more books! I vote for a love seat in addition to the chair—in my library I usually have a dog on the chair and one on the sofa. Works great! 1w
DeeLew I am so jealous of this gorgeous library! It makes me so happy to see a fellow book lover have a room like this. 😍 1w
Cailey_Mac Omggg goals! We‘re house hunting and I keep looking for that extra spare room, or finished basement where I can put my library 😅 1w
Eggs What a great room!! 👏🏻👌🏼👍🏼 1w
Soubhiville @Cailey_Mac this was meant to be a formal dining room, but with an eat in kitchen who needs a dining room? The library is way more important! 📚😁 1w
Cailey_Mac @Soubhiville oooo absolutely! Plus now everyone can come over and drool over the shelves! 1w
Zelma Very pretty! I have thought the same thing with my dining room (don‘t need it) but haven‘t gotten Mr. Z on board. 1w
Jas16 Oh wow!!! So gorgeous 1w
Redwritinghood It looks great! Enjoy! 1w
Wife Wow!!!💚💚💚 1w
Gissy It looks beautiful! 📚😍❤️Yes, they will need a space, they will demand a space to be with you!😺😺🐶 1w
Bookzombie Such a lovely spot! Yes, you have to make sure there is room for all to sit on/with you. 🙂 1w
Lizpixie Oh I‘m so jealous! Your library is triple the size of mine, I‘ve already run out of room. Was planning on putting TBR bookcasesin the youngests old room, but she‘s informed us she‘s moving home after Xmas. Damnit.😫 1w
Centique That‘s so beautiful! 1w
sudi It's lovely 💖 and so big 😃 1w
JoScho Soubhi this is so beautiful! 1w
Simona 😍😍😍😍😍 1w
ValerieAndBooks So awesome 😍 1w
Ddzmini Looks amazing 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏽 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wowwwwww! ❤️ ❤️ I see a throne for the book queen! ❤️ 6d
Cinfhen OMG!!!! So worth the stress of moving!!!!!!!!! Enjoy for many many years in good health and happiness 4d
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Man-Eaters Vol. 2 | Chelsea Cain
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Doesn‘t this look like a fun fitness class?

This is another great installment in a series about puberty causing shapeshifting in girls. The dynamic between Sophie‘s parents is fun to watch. And again the ads make it feel like reading a magazine in a dystopian America. Fun!

Zelma But why is there a unicorn in the back row? This is the important question. 🤔 1w
Soubhiville @Zelma lol, that‘s a girl who‘s in hiding... I guess it‘s her disguise? Or you know, because they‘re teenagers, so wearing animal heads to self defense class seems cool. 😎 1w
Zelma @Soubhiville well, both make sense! 1w
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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I‘m pretty happy with this much reading time for this busy weekend. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday.

This is a sweet queer first love YA book. The characters are fun high school seniors. I loved the parts about singing karaoke and musicals. If you‘re looking for a light read in the YA romance genre, this is a good choice.

Thanks to all the hosts for a fun event!

MrBook Awesome!!! You did fantastic!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 1w
CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 1w
CoffeeNBooks And I love both Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli! 1w
Andrew65 Thanks and thanks for playing along, you did a great job. 👏👏👏😊👍🥳 1w
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Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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This is a quietly beautiful book about several people in a small town in Colorado. I love this kind of fiction that lets you get to know the characters and gives a real feel for the little struggles in their lives.

I‘ve got another by Haruf on my TBR shelf, and now I‘m looking forward to it.

Zelma I have Plainsong on my shelf, unread. However, I loved Our Souls at Night. It made me want to read more. 1w
Soubhiville @Zelma that‘s the other one I have 😊. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. 1w
Tamra I have loved everything I‘ve read by Haruf. I‘m so glad you liked it! 1w
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LauraBeth I think that him and Elizabeth Strout are masters at that type of writing. 1w
Blaire @LauraBeth completely agree. I love both these authors. 1w
LauraBeth Same @blaire - I love both of them. Who else would you put in this category? 🤔 1w
Soubhiville @Blaire and @LauraBeth I haven‘t read Elizabeth Strout yet but I think I have one of hers on my TBR shelf. I‘d love to know of any other authors/ books that have a similar style or feel! 1w
Blaire @Soubhiville @laurabeth so I‘ve been really thinking on this and I think I‘d put Alice Munro‘s short stories in that category, also Lahore, Stegner, and Marilynne Robinson. 6d
LauraBeth @blaire, @Soubhiville I‘ve never read Munro or Lahore! I‘m going to need to fix that. Definitely Stegner and Robinson. Probably Wendell Berry and Annie Dillard also. 6d
Blaire @LauraBeth sorry litsy did a weird autocorrect. Should say Lahiri. I adore her first book. I need to read Wendell Berry - has been recommended to me many times. Munro packs so much into her stories - really powerful. 6d
Soubhiville @Blaire @LauraBeth thank you for the recommendations! I‘ll add these authors to my list of those to watch for at used bookstores! 📚 1d
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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My husband asked if I wanted to go to the bookstore. Well, yeah! So I got a few things to help fill the library shelves 😍📚

Julsmarshall Ooh! Great choices! 1w
Hooked_on_books As if that‘s even a question! Can‘t wait to see those full shelves. 1w
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Man-Eaters Vol. 2 | Chelsea Cain
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Now that the unpacking is very close to done, here‘s my #weeklyforecast.

I‘ve almost finished Plainsong (it‘s wonderful). I‘d like to read all of Man-Eaters vol 2 and Fortunately the Milk. If I can also get a start on A Kind if Freedom for bookclub, that‘d be great.

This weeks audio is The Water Dancer.

Prairiegirl_reading I really want to read A Kind of Freedom!! 2w
Cinfhen Great photo🤩I‘m curious about your bookclub book. I‘ll be waiting to see your #BookReport next week 😜 1w
Enchanted_Bibliophile Is still one of my favourites 1w
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Today my two bookclubs had an outing to Austin Book Arts Center. We learned to make journals! This was so much fun, and a great way to relax. It was fun to merge two groups of book lovers too.

Here are our finished journals. Thanks @Eyelit for sharing your photos!

Eggs Love this 2w
ScientistSam So pretty! 2w
TheBookHippie Sooo cool! 2w
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Hooked_on_books How cool! Those look great. 2w
GypsyKat Oh wow! They‘re beautiful! 2w
ljuliel Aren‘t those nice ! 2w
TheSpineView That's awesome! That is a skill I need to learn! 2w
Redwritinghood Those are beautiful! 2w
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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#litsypartyofone #mrbook1inamillion
I‘m still reading these two books in my free moments today as we finish up building bookshelves. Sietje is hoping for a walk soon. (She‘ll get one, don‘t worry.)

LauraBeth How are you liking Plainsong? 2w
Andrew65 Sietje looks as though saying, ‘oh no she‘s got the books out‘ 😂 (edited) 2w
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Soubhiville @LauraBeth it‘s wonderful. I love the writing style. 2w
LauraBeth I have somehow ended up owning two copies of it - so I apparently really want to read it! 2w
Librariana Sietje looks darling! Hope your library space is turning out lovely. Can't wait to see the final look! (Especially since I've been "setting up my library" for almost a year now and at present, it's a home for boxes while my husband builds more storage ???) 2w
Hooked_on_books When Bindi wants a walk (she actually gets to run on her own around one part of the property and love it), she goes over to the leashes, taps them with her nose, then looks hopefully at me. It‘s hard to resist. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Are you settled in? 💞 2w
Soubhiville Oh my gosh Holly that sounds adorable. I don‘t think I could resist! @Hooked_on_books 2w
Soubhiville @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks mostly settled in. The library is still in progress, hopefully I‘ll get the rest of the books unboxed tomorrow. 2w
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 1w
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In progress shot of my new shelves 😃
I‘ve gotten in around 4 hours for #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne. Audio: What If It‘s Us, Print: Plainsong. I hope I‘ll have more time to read tomorrow. 💜📚 Cheering on all the readers out there tonight!

DGRachel How exciting!! 2w
readingjedi Oh my 😍 2w
LauraBeth So much room for books! 😍 2w
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Rachel.Rencher We have matching shelves! That looks awesome 😁 2w
LiteraryinLititz Congrats on your new shelves! 2w
Andrew65 Looking good. 2w
Hooked_on_books It‘s looking great! I‘m anticipating your library almost as if it were my own. 😂 2w
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books that‘s how I always feel watching others put in new shelves! My hubs keeps saying “you‘re going to need more books,” and that‘s the best thing I‘ve ever heard! 2w
Lynnsoprano Wow! Glad you can find some time to join the party 🎉 2w
Crazeedi Very awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product, you'll be so happy! 2w
Amiable Looking fabulous so far! 2w
MrBook Be still my heart! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻 2w
Tamra Nice!! So nice! 2w
Hooked_on_books Yaaaasssss! Go hubs! 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 2w
BookwormAHN Looks great so far 👏🏻 2w
kspenmoll More books! Awesome! 2w
Kimberlone Those are going to look amazing filled with books! 2w
Ddzmini 😲 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
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A Kind of Freedom: A Novel | Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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These are the books I‘ll be choosing from for any reading I do this weekend for #LitsyPartyofOne and #MrBook1inaMillion.

I work tomorrow and plan to set up my library this weekend, as well as having a bookclub event and a vet appointment. Honestly not sure how much reading I‘ll be able to do. But I‘m cheering you all on!

MrBook Aww, busy weekend ahead, thank you for taking even five minutes of your hectic schedule for this, you‘re incredible! 🤗🤗🤗 2w
Soubhiville @MrBook no, you are! Obviously I‘m going to squeeze in reading wherever I can! 📚💕 2w
MrBook ☺️🤗 2w
Andrew65 Good luck with any reading you do get to. 😊👍 2w
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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I liked this a lot! The audio narrators were excellent. I really connected with the topic and the characters, especially Gin. I‘ll be recommending this one!

ChasingOm I didn‘t get into this one in print, maybe I should try the audio... 🤔 2w
Hooked_on_books I‘m so glad you liked this! I loved this one. I read it in print and thought it was chillingly real. 2w
rachelm Just started this on audio and I‘m already hooked 2w
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Thanks for all the #LitsyLove friends! Some of this came to my old house, but I‘VE just been stashing them. I‘m taking a break from unpacking to open.

The unpacking is around 70% done. I‘ll post pictures when we‘re a bit more settled. 💌💌💌💌💌💌

BookwormAHN 😺😺 2w
TheBookHippie Hope mine made it!!! I may have did old address 🤦🏽‍♀️ 2w
Soubhiville @TheBookHippie yes, I got it at the old house 😊. Thank you! My address is updated on the mailing list, courtesy of Misty. 💜 2w
Stacypatrice 🤗 2w
Mitch Wow - you unpacked quickly! If youre anything like us - that last 30% might stay packed for some time! xxx 2w
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Man-Eaters #1 | Chelsea Cain
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Apparently my weekly volunteer shift at the library is not going to help my quest to read my own books 😅🥴🤷‍♀️. Oh well, I couldn‘t resist. Picked up one for #authoramonth.

Note to self: try not to be tempted by books you are supposed to be putting back on shelves. 🤣

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego But how could you resist, really? 2w
Hooked_on_books The cover of the tagged book is awesome! 2w
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books isn‘t it? It‘s a pretty fun feminist comic. My favorite part is the fake ads for water marketed specifically to boys and body sprays that can repel girls. (The story is that girls can potentially become shape shifters at puberty. They change into giant murderous panther cats...) 2w
Eyelit I‘m very familiar with this ‘problem‘ 🤣 2w
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What‘s been sitting on your TBR shelf for the longest? It‘s hard for me to say for sure, but I‘ve got several contenders for this month‘s topic of #LARS.

If you‘re in the Austin area and interested in checking out our monthly Litsy bookclub meetups, let me know! New comers always welcome!

Reminder: Journal making field trip this Sat, Nov 9th, 2-5.


Cinfhen That sounds fun!!!! How‘s the new place???? 2w
Eyelit Yay! I‘ll be there 😄 tagging Marisa just in case @marixa 2w
Soubhiville @Cinfhen it‘s lovely! I‘m hoping we‘ll get the new shelves assembled this weekend, then I‘ll post library photos. Most of the other important things are unpacked. 😊 2w
Soubhiville @Eyelit @marixa awesome! Hope you can make it Marisa. 2w
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Future Libraries | R. Howard Bloch, Carla Alison Hesse
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You guys this is going to be my library 😍🥰📚!

RachelO How wonderful! Happy new home! 3w
BethM 😍😍😍😍 3w
kezzlou85 Ooh gonna be an amazing library 3w
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BookNAround So much book space! Yay!!! 3w
Megabooks Wow! Gorgeous!! 3w
squirrelbrain Amazing! Can we all come and help build it?! 📚📚📚 3w
Cinfhen Woah!!!!! That‘s fabulous 3w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💚 3w
LauraJ Do Igor and Froedrick get their own room? 3w
Chrissyreadit Nice! 3w
Lcsmcat Love it! 3w
Soubhiville @squirrelbrain sure! Shelves might be a couple weeks arriving, I‘ll let you know! 😂 3w
Soubhiville @LauraJ kind of- their litter box is going in the laundry room, so I guess that‘s kind of their room. 3w
Bookzombie Love it! It‘s an awesome space! 3w
robinb It looks cozy already...even with no books yet! Wonderful space for many lovely hours ahead. ❤️ 3w
Gissy Wow! Beautiful space!!!📚📚📚😍 3w
tracey38 Nice!!! 3w
JoScho It is so big!!! So much potential! 3w
UwannaPublishme How cool! It‘s massive! 📚📚📚 2w
ValerieAndBooks Very nice! Look forward to the “after “ picture! 2w
Hooked_on_books I can‘t wait to see what you do with it! 2w
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Superdog | Jenny Dale
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I have no idea how Sietje managed to do this in her sleep, but I‘m guessing she‘s dreaming of being a Caped Canine Crusader this morning!

I‘m having tea and getting in a few pages of Plainsong by Kent Haruf before heading to the new house with cleaning supplies and a first carload of stuff! The movers come tomorrow, we‘re pretty excited 😊.

TheSpineView Awww💜🐕 3w
cathysaid ❤️ Plainsong *sigh* 3w
Eggbeater 😂Omg She's adorable. That's so funny. 3w
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tracey38 That's so cute and funny! Congrats in the move! 3w
robinb Happy Moving! 😊 Best wishes in your new home! 💕 3w
Gissy Enjoy the move! In my new apt, O already painted the walls, now they are going to paint the doors. Today I was cleaning😅the new apt to star moving but in my case I will do the majority of the move😓 3w
Soubhiville @Gissy yay! Sounds like things are coming along well. We moved all the fragile and unboxable things ourselves today, and brought a mattress so we can sleep in the new house tonight. The rest of it will come tomorrow. 2w
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Biloxi | Mary Miller
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@Mitch and I both picked up this book at Book People to read the blurb. We talked about the interesting choice of the young female author to write a main character in his early 60‘s, going through what he calls “a 3/4 life crisis.”

While I found it an uncomfortable read, I couldn‘t put it down. With topics of late life divorce, a strained relationship with his kid, alcoholism, retiring, weight issues, it‘s rather dark. But there‘s a sense ⬇️

Soubhiville Of humor that I really appreciated. Little flashes of hope pull this story together. I thought this was a cool book. 3w
Mitch Sounds a great read - our instincts were right! 3w
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An Owl on Every Post | Sanora Babb
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@wen4blu I got your package today! Thanks for the chocolate!
I‘m happy to see a book I‘ve thought of reading many times for the next #OwlPost. Definitely on my radar. Cute mermaid journal too. 🧜🏽‍♀️

@Hooked_on_books have you received your package yet? I mailed it last week...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3w
Hooked_on_books Cute journal! Yes, mine arrived a couple days ago. Sorry I didn‘t tell you. 😳 3w
wen4blu Enjoy! 3w
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I felt like this was a novelization of a Graphic Novel. It had tons of action and fighting, and a possibly corrupt corporation. A force of highly trained fighting women.

It wasn‘t a bad book, it‘s perfect for those who like a lot of intrigue and action packed stories. Unfortunately this isn‘t my type of book.

Megabooks Agree! 3w
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On a Summer Night | Gabriel D. Vidrine
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I‘m surprised I got through so many in October. It‘s been a very busy month! It was fun to work in a few spooky books- Strange Weather, Carmella, and When I Arrived at the Castle.

Favorite of the month: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, followed by the tagged book.

Mitch Wow - that‘s a full months reading! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Soubhiville @Mitch audiobooks while driving and at work help a lot! 3w
BookNAround Loved The Secret Wisdom of the Earth. The author is delightful. He Skyped into our book club when we read it and it was a great conversation. 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 3w
britt_brooke Great month! 3w
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Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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November #AuthorAMonth is Neil Gaiman. Are you ready?

I first heard about him through comics- specifically Sandman. My fave I‘ve read by him is Neverwhere.

What Gaiman books are you excited for this month?

LibrarianRyan His graphic novels. Not sure which ones. 3w
wanderinglynn I love all things Gaiman! ❤️ 3w
AmyG I was in NY state, near where he lives in Woodstock and got a signed Neverwhere at a local bookstore. I was beaide myself. Love his work. 3w
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Chrissyreadit I‘m going to read good omens American gods and sandman vol 1 if possible. 3w
Soubhiville @AmyG that‘s cool. I didn‘t know he lived there. 3w
AmyG I follow him and Amanda Palmer on IG...that‘s how I knew. 3w
CareBear I loved American Gods so much! I‘ve been hesitant but I think I‘m going to try Anansi Boys and maybe finish the Sandman series. 3w
BookwormAHN I'm definitely planning to read Neverwhere but I have a few more I may read as well. 3w
madamereadsalot1 Oh cheese and crackers! He's my favorite of all times! 😍 I was gonna use the rest of the year to finish the Lonesome Dove series, one a month. But NOW that's gonna be harder to accomplish. Count me in for Neil! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Yass! Gaiman! 💜 I‘ve read a few but there‘re more I haven‘t read! 3w
ju.ca.no I love Neverwhere the most😍 3w
OriginalCyn620 Can‘t wait!! 🤗 (edited) 3w
Bookishthoughts American Gods and Good Omens are great! I want to try and work on Norse and Stardust 3w
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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Another #AuthorAMonth is ending tonight. There were 7 readings posted of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s books 📚😊.

@ValerieAndBooks is in the lead again with 7 books read.

Starting tomorrow we‘ll be reading Neil Gaiman for November!

CareBear Oh wait wait I read one! I will post 💕 thanks for the reminder! 3w
BookwormAHN I didn't get anything read this month, I was a tad preoccupied with horror novels, but I some Gaiman ready to read. 3w
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Mynameisacolour I completely missed out on author a month for October but I am ready for some Gaiman. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I am so glad you chose Adichie for Oct. I had The Thing Around Your Neck on my shelf for more than 3 years, untouched! Happy that you pushed me to read it, what a remarkable book! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Also, I‘m sad I completely missed out the Atwood month..I loved Alias Grace and have been wanting to read more of hers! 3w
OriginalCyn620 So excited for Gaiman! 3w
sudi I totally missed out on the author for october, i'll try to keep up this month 😊 3w
IndoorDame I didn‘t started mine till really late this month so I knew I wouldn‘t finish, but I adore Adiche and am really enjoying Americanah 3w
Soubhiville @IndoorDame I loved Americanah! Glad you‘re enjoying it 😊 3w
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Catskin | Artemis Grey
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NBR: For those wondering: Igor had his dental today. Everything went fine. He had two teeth pulled, one of which had a broken root, which is probably the explanation of why he‘s been not wanting to eat for the last couple of weeks.

He‘s feeling good tonight thanks to pain meds. Hopefully we‘re back on a normal track with him once he heals.
#catsoflitsy #IgorAndFroedrick

JoScho Yay!!! 3w
BookNAround I hope that tooth being out will ease his pain and let him get back to eating! 3w
Crazeedi Good to hear and hope hes feeling better very soon!😸😸 3w
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LauraJ 🖤 Have they watched Young Frankenstein this Halloween season? 3w
Soubhiville @LauraJ we haven‘t watched it since early summer. It would be a good time for a rewatch! 3w
Hooked_on_books That‘s great! Hopefully he‘s on the mend. 3w
TheBee 💖💖💖 3w
Craftylikefox I hope Igor has a quick recovery 💕 3w
Dragon 😻 3w
ValerieAndBooks Hope Igor is feeling much better soon 💖 ! 3w
Soubhiville @ValerieAndBooks thanks! He actually feels much better already! He‘s had an appetite today for the first time in weeks. Such a relief. 3w
Eyelit Glad to hear Igor is eating again! Hopefully the dental trauma doesn‘t linger for him. 3w
Soubhiville Thanks @Eyelit ! The broken tooth was definitely the problem. He‘s back to being bouncy and eating pretty close to normally. He‘s actually a little mad he can‘t have dry food right now. 3w
Bookzombie I‘m glad he is feeling better! Love to both of your kitties and doggie! 3w
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I have mixed feelings. I love Pullman‘s writing, and I‘m confident Book 3 will satisfy all the questions this one leaves hanging. But this book is sad! Lyra and Pan can‘t seem to connect the way they used to, and their strife leads to separate journeys. Their world is also going through political and religious turmoil, and everything is bleak.

You‘ve got a lot to finish in book 3 Mr. Pullman. Please don‘t let me down!

TW in spoiler below!

Soubhiville The next covered comment is definitely a spoiler! But I wanted to give a Trigger Warning because I wouldn‘t have thought that necessary in a PP book. 3w
Soubhiville Trigger warning- sexual assault. If you comment about this please be sure to use the spoiler tag. 3w
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Finally getting around to my #weeklyforcast (what a terrific and fun idea @Cinfhen !)

I hope to finish The Secret Commonwealth and maybe a good way through Plainsong. I‘ll be finishing up the tagged audiobook too, on my work commutes.

I‘m not sure how much reading I‘m going to actually have time for though, as this coming weekend is our move! We still have packing to do...

Crazeedi I have one of Haruf's books on my shelf, maybe this one! 3w
Soubhiville @crazeedi I have heard such good things about him. this‘ll be my first of his. I have one other on my shelf, can‘t remember the title. I‘m looking forward to it! 3w
Cinfhen Good luck with the move 😘😘😘😘😘you get an excused pass on Saturday‘s #BookReport 3w
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If I could choose a bookclub‘s entire year of books, at this moment I would choose these. What would your choices be?
#MyIdealBookclub @monalyisha

@Eyelit @Sg1224 @jpmcwisemorgan @alysonwrites

Soubhiville I think the only title that‘s hard to make out is 3w
jpmcwisemorgan Hmmmm....let me think on this. How did you get all the covers to show up so well? (edited) 3w
LibrarianRyan You would choose a book 2 and not a book 1. 3w
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Come-read-with-me @Soubhiville I will join your book club any time! Excellent choices. 3w
Soubhiville @LibrarianRyan I‘ve read book 1, and I guess in my fantasy bookclub everyone else has too. Let‘s pretend we read it this year. 😉 3w
Soubhiville @jpmcwisemorgan I screenshot them from Amazon, since all but a few of my books are boxed up for my move this weekend! Then I just used the collage feature on PicCollage. You can grab the original pic from @monalyisha ‘s page to use in the center. 3w
Crazeedi @Soubhiville love your choices!! 3w
monalyisha Great picks! 100% would read “The Feather Thief”, “The Water Dancer”, & “Disappearing Earth”! 3w
Hooked_on_books Nice! I would totally join your bookclub, but would request that we read The Toll, out next week, since I‘ve read the first two. 😬 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Alice Network is so good!! 3w
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m going to try to get it to work, invariably not lol of the cover shows up! 3w
Cinfhen I LOVE your selections 🙌🏻♥️ 3w
Bklover Awesome list!!! 3w
alysonwrites Alone Time sounds so good! And how did I not know that Ta-Nehisi Coates has a debut novel??? My TBR is getting longer, thanks to you. 😉 3w
Soubhiville @alysonwrites sorry, not sorry 😉 3w
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Dual Citizens | Alix Ohlin
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My final #TXBookFest2019 #BookHaul. I would have gotten more, but several books sold out before the end of the day Sunday. Which is great! I‘m glad for the authors and for Book People! (TX largest indie bookstore provided sales for the fest.)

Photobombed by #Froedrick. He‘s grouchy because he couldn‘t go to the fest.

LauraJ Froedrick, my man! 3w
Sace I love Froedrick. 3w
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tracey38 Love the photobomb! 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😍😍😍 3w
Crazeedi Nice!! 3w
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White Magnolia | Margaret Way
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One of the best parts of #TXBookFest2019 is sharing book love and nerdiness with friends! I should have gotten pics with the other #LitsyATXReadersSociety gals, but here‘s one of me and @Eyelit from the end of the day yesterday just before we left.

AmyG 🎉❤️ (hooray the book nerd) (edited) 3w
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 3w
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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At #TXBookFest2019 Marino Tamaki (author of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me) interviewed Rainbow Rowell, and it was wonderful and charming. My favorite part, I have to say, was when they opened it up for questions and all of the questioners were nervous, awkward teenaged fans stumbling over their words. Adorable.

Soubhiville @jpmcwisemorgan and @Eyelit were there with me! 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Wow wow wow! ❤️ ❤️ 3w
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Sugar Run: A Novel | Mesha Maren
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Mesha Maren and Chantelle Benz talked about the sense of place in their books, specifically rural America. I am interested in reading both of their books.


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Dual Citizens | Alix Ohlin
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Alix Ohlin and Michael Parker talking about novels of sisterhood. They spoke about family and sibling relationships in general. Alix said something about shared history with siblings shaping who we are as whole people, and that relationship being like no other. That really spoke to me. I bought her book.

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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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Julia Phillips and Rachel Monroe talking about violence and women. They spoke a lot about how social hierarchies influence how prone you are to experiencing violence. I like when panels have both fiction and nonfiction authors.

Suet624 Definitely 4w
Hooked_on_books I would have loved this panel. I thought both of these books were terrific. 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yay you got to meet Julia! ❤️ 3w
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Ruta Sepetys at #TXBookFest. She talked a lot about the research she does for her historical fiction.

She told a story of a co-bookclub reading of her book- a group of elementary school kids and a senior center. The school kids got bussed to the senior center to discuss the book. How cool is that?

AmyG That is so wonderful....for both groups. I love that. 4w
squirrelbrain That sounds like a great idea! 💡 4w
Lindy What a great book club! 4w
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Librariana I love the co-book club idea! How wonderful for the kiddos to have people to discuss their reading. 4w
Daisey She is one of my favorite current authors. It would be amazing to get to heard her speak! 4w
Hooked_on_books What a wonderful idea! Ive only read one of hers, but it was fantastic and I plan to read her again. 4w
Jee_HookedOnBookz So wanna read her book! ❤️ ❤️ 3w
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The #TXBookFest sales tent was out of the book I intended to buy, so I may have bought two others in retaliation. Take that Book People! That‘ll show ya! 🤣📚

About to see Ruta Sepetys! Probably going to buy more books later...

AmyG 🙌🏻 4w
Cinfhen You showed them who‘s the #BookBoss 💜🙌🏻 4w
Librariana Curious minds wonder: which book did you have the intention to buy? 😊 4w
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Sula | Toni Morrison
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I got to hear these beautiful speakers talking about Toni Morrison at #TXBookFest2019. They made me want to read all of her books right this second. They also made me want to buy both of their books, which I am likely to do first thing in the morning.

Day 1 of #TexasBookFestival2019 was wonderful.

Hooked_on_books I‘m envious! Looks like you‘re having a great time. 4w
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Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books it‘s been great so far! I‘m looking forward to seeing Ruta Sepetys, Julia Phillips, Mesha Martin, and Rainbow Rowell today. 💜. There‘s a bunch of Littens considering coming next year... I don‘t know if that would be in the realm of possibility for you but it would be great if you‘re interested! 4w
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I see you weren‘t a big fan of The Old Drift... it‘s only got mediocre Litsy reviews. Maybe this is one I should borrow not buy? (edited) 4w
Hooked_on_books I just heard Julia Phillips on a podcast and she was lovely. Plus her book is incredible. I would say borrow The Old Drift for sure. I really wanted to love that book. I think coming to the festival would be amazing, but I‘m not sure I can swing it. My husband‘s birthday is this week and he would definitely not be interested in that. But it would be really cool to meet up. We shall see. 4w
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Temper | Nicky Drayden
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“Science Fiction in Several Styles”, with Nicky Drayden, Jen Julian, and Christopher Brown. Three very different books led to an interesting conversation about where science fiction is today, and where it might go.

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This was an interesting panel about mathematics and women. I‘m interested in the tagged book.

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I picked this up! He was fun to hear speak, but I didn‘t get any decent photos. Next up: wandering the vendors, and food.

#TxBookFest2019 #TexasBookFestival2019

Jee_HookedOnBookz Did you tell him how much you love his books? 😊 3w
Soubhiville @Jee_HookedOnBookz I didn‘t go to any signings, as I enjoy the panels more. It‘s enough for me to hear the authors be interviewed. 3w
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