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TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs

Joined September 2016

"When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.”
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📖 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
📽 Waitress
🎶 Cherry Pie

#ManicMonday @JoScho

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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It is rare that I've seen a movie adaptation without reading the book first, but this is such a case. I absolutely adore the film (the first time I watched it, I did so twice in a row because I loved it that much), but still haven't gotten around to reading it. I shall rectify that someday, I promise.

#LuckyStar #Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is a wonderful movie!!! And plenty of bookish love On Litsy 2d
Reviewsbylola I surprisingly liked this one a lot. It‘s not my usual fare. 2d
wanderinglynn I loved the book and the movie! 👍🏻 2d
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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1. Anything set in an east coast college town is perpetually November-ish, eh?
2. I had a lovely post-baby shower thrown by my library co-workers
3. Dinner out at a local restaurant that closes soon for the winter.
4. 6, I think?
5. 👍

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

Hoopiefoot Yes! I‘m thinking I might need to do a Secret History reread this weekend. Love that book 5d
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Winter Games | Tim Grundmann, Jim Jinkins
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In an effort to get back into the fun of reading and Litsy and all things holiday joy, I've signed up for the #WinterGames 🎄 This is my first time joining this kind of fun team challenge, so I'll be figuring it all out as we go. Who else is playing?

@Clwojick @StayCurious

mabell I am! I think it will be so much fun! ❄️🎄 6d
StayCurious So glad you will be with us! It will be really fun:) 5d
Clwojick So happy to see you'll be joining us! We're working hard to make sure that it's a lot of fun! 4d
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📚 In a Sunburned Country
📽 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
🎶 I'm On My Way - The Proclaimers

#ManicMonday @JoScho

RachelAmphlett Fab choices! 1w
JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🧳 1w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This is the first book I've finished since my littlest one was born. It was a fun read, and I'm excited that Bardugo plans to continue writing this world. The one thing I will say is I'm not exactly sure what makes this "adult" fiction versus her YA writing. Is it just because the protagonist is a little bit older? How are these things decided?

#Booked2019 - new in 2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Bookzombie I‘m not sure how they decide that either. 2w
That-Bookish-Hiker They talked about this at her signing I went to. Because the characters are in college and the themes are a little more adult is why they classified it as adult. 2w
Cinfhen That seems like a “silly” barometer for classifying a book, the age of the protagonist ....still glad you enjoyed it!!! How is your little one??? How are the boys??? 2w
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TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen it really does, eh? But either way, it was a fun read, and in the end that's what matters most! Little one is doing great, she's a good sleeper which makes a world of difference for her mama 😁 And the boys are doing great too, both in school now and loving it! How are things with you? How was your visit to Canada? (I know it was a while ago, I'm totally behind the times!) 2w
Cinfhen Loved Timmy Horton and those Timbits!!!!! 2w
Cinfhen Glad to hear your gang is all well 💜 2w
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#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

1. Clue
2. Everywhere! But tops is probably Peru or Sweden.
3. Very good! I've passed my goal of 50 books, and am up to date with my #Booked2019 challenges 👍😁
4. I put off reading Margaret Atwood for a long time after a bad first choice (Edible Woman), but now she is a favourite.
5. Favourite read of 2019?

hes7 Clue is the best! 2w
Bookzombie I was looking back over what I read in 2019 and I can‘t decide! 😕 2w
monalyisha Will you settle for a top 3? 😅 “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward; “Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury; & the tagged. (edited) 2w
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wanderinglynn I‘ve read some good books this year. One of my faves is 2w
TheKidUpstairs @wanderinglynn I LOVED that one, great pick! 2w
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha of course! Books are like Lays chips, can never just pick one! 2w
Beatlefan129 I read so many good ones, but my favorite was probably 2w
TheBookHippie Ohhhh Sweden !! I‘ll come with! 2w
AmyK1 I don‘t think I can pick one-there have been too many good ones. And Sweden is definitely on my list too 🇸🇪 2w
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Thirteenth Tale | Diane Setterfield
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While I was gone...

I finished up #Booked2019 Summer quarter with The Thirteenth Tale (Book Gifted to You).

And started on the Fall Quarter with Dread Nation (Paranormal with POC MC), and am currently reading Ninth House (new in 2019).

Other great reads from recent days: Akin (Emma Donoghue), The Testaments (Margaret Atwood), Empire of Wild (Cherie Dimaline). A great fall for new CanLit!

Social media may pause, but the reading never stops.

Cinfhen Happy birthday 🎁🎂🎉 Glad to see you back and happy to know you‘ve been finding time to read ❤️ 3w
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 3w
mrp27 Happy Birthday!! 🎉📚🎂 3w
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!" Introducing my little Anne (with an E, of course)

I have been AWOL from Litsy for quite some time, and it's this little nugget's fault! Throughout my pregnancy, I found phone screen time to be tough. Headaches and nausea followed even short phone binges. But now she's here, and I hope to reenter life in this wonderful online community - help keep me sane during late night feedings!

Chelleo Oh my goodness! How adorable is she!!! 3w
Tamra Congratulations to you & the cutie! 3w
monalyisha Congratulations & welcome back!!! Great name! (Middle name Cordelia? 😂) 3w
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Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🤱 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Welcome to the world, Anne with an E! Congratulations Mama! 3w
Amiable Congratulations! She‘s beautiful! 3w
TheKidUpstairs @Chelleo thanks! She's got us all under her spell 😁 3w
TheKidUpstairs @Tamra Thank you! 3w
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha Thanks! It's good to be back 😁 3w
TheKidUpstairs @Amiable Thank you 😁 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations! What a cutie! 3w
ValerieAndBooks Congratulations! Anne is beautiful!
3w
LibrarianRyan ❤️❤️ 3w
merelybookish Welcome to the world little Anne! Congrats on a beautiful baby! 3w
Jas16 Congratulations! She is just lovely 💜 3w
FantasyChick Ahhhhh!!!!! Congrats! 🥰🥰🥰 3w
4thhouseontheleft 💖Congratulations! 🎉She's so cute! 3w
Eggbeater She's beautiful. Congratulations! 3w
Balibee146 Hello baby Anne 🚼 congratulations 🎊🎉🍼❤️ 3w
Wife Congratulations! Such an adorable baby💕 3w
TheSpineView Congrats! So sweet! 😍 3w
MeganAnn Adorable! Congrats!! 💖 3w
AnneCecilie Congrats 🎉🥰 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww precious 💞 3w
BarbaraBB So cute 😍. Congratulations! 3w
AmyRebecca Beautiful! 3w
GripLitGrl Adorable! Congratulations💖 3w
Ddzmini Congratulations on the beautiful 👶 3w
Centique She‘s beautiful! Best wishes to both of you 😍 3w
mrp27 Congrats, she's precious! 3w
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 3w
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The Red Pencil | Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Two more completed for #Booked2019

#MuslimAuthororMC - Reading Lolita in Tehran
#DiverseMiddleGrade - The Red Pencil

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 2mo
Cinfhen Hope all is well by you!!! 2mo
wordslinger42 I loved Reading Lolita in Tehran!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Woooot!! 👊🏻♥️📚 2mo
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War Bears | Margaret Atwood
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A part of Canadian cultural history that I knew nothing about, told by one of my favourite authors, in graphic form. Solid, quick read.

#Booked2019 - Comic/Graphic Novel
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cool pick!! 3mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Finally getting around to this one, for IRL book club and for #Booked2019 Book to Movie, while my boys ride their bikes up and down the street.

Mdargusch Fun! I hope you like it! 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @Mdargusch I enjoyed it, but wasn't blown away. I think there was just too much hype. But I'm glad I finally read it! 3mo
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Via Harper Collins Canada's Facebook.

It's lunchtime at the school cafeteria, which table do you choose? I'm hanging at table 3, while occasionally popping over to table 4 for a hello!

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m hanging out at table 4. Table three is way too smart for me!! Lol!!! 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading Except seriously.... 3mo
LeahBergen Hmmm... 🤔. I‘d have to say 3. 3mo
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Megabooks 4 because I follow them on twitter and they seem interesting! 3mo
janeycanuck I‘m at the unmarked table between 1&5, quietly reading on my own because I‘d be way too shy to go to any of the tables. 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @Prairiegirl_reading @Megabooks I think table 4 would be the fun, chatty, slightly boisterous table. A fun place to spend a lunch hour! 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @LeahBergen yay, tablemates! 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @Birdsong28 nice choice! 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @janeycanuck LOL! That's probably the most honest answer. 3mo
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A few years ago, Ann Hui set out to write an article for the Globe and Mail about the "Chop Suey Chinese" restaurants so ubiquitous in small towns across Canada. In the process she discovered her own father's story of life in rural China and immigrating to Canada, and the original article was expanded to become this book. It's a quick read, and a wonderful story of family, immigration, hardship, hard work, and ingenuity. ?

TheKidUpstairs CAUTION: May cause sudden cravings for chow mein, spring rolls, egg rolls, ginger beef, and other faux-Chinese classics. 3mo
mabell Great review! 3mo
Reggie Sounds good!! 3mo
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The Last Tsar's Dragons | Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple
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Picked this one up on a whim when it came into the library. A short, quick read about the Russian Revolution - if said revolution happened to include dragons. I enjoyed the combination of real history, people, places, political machinations and the fantastical element of the dragon "terrors".

#Booked2019 #Genrebusting
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

?: Tachyon Publishing

Zelma You might like this series too; it‘s about the Napoleonic Wars with dragons. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Ha! Sounds fun! ♥️📚👊🏻 3mo
JazzFeathers Never heard of this one, but it sounds awesome. 3mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I've been pretty MIA over the summer (any other parents counting down the days until back to school?), but I have done some reading between refereeing arguments! These were two of my favourites this summer. I'd give the slight edge to Daisy Jones, but both were fantastic reads capturing interesting, complex characters. Great summer picks for when you want something that's not too taxing, but also not too fluffy!

MelissaSue81 I loved Evelyn Hugo. Daisy Jones was good but didn‘t live up to the hype for me. 3mo
merelybookish I get it!! My kids went back to school today! 🎉(Summer can get looongg!) 3mo
Tamra I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed Evelyn Hugo! I wouldn‘t have guessed it based on the plot summary. 👍🏾 And yes, it‘s time for the kids to go back to school! (edited) 3mo
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I know some of you recently did a buddy read of a book about David Milgard (not sure if it was the tagged one or a different one). Saw this article on David in yesterday's Globe and Mail and thought I'd share: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-is-it-really-50-years-david-milga...

@Cinfhen I'm pretty sure you were part of the buddy read, not sure who else was involved...

Librarybelle Thanks for sharing! It was such a tragic story 4mo
Cinfhen Great article!! Thanks for sharing. I‘m pretty sure @EadieB @Chrissyreadit @Mdargusch all read and enjoyed the book! Such a travesty of justice💔 4mo
EadieB @Cinfhen Thanks! Interesting! @TheKidUpstairs 4mo
Chrissyreadit Thanks for sharing. That was a good article. I always wonder about things like that. Thanks for tagging @Cinfhen 4mo
Mdargusch Thanks for the heads up on this @Cinfhen 4mo
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Thanks @DebbieGrillo for the tag, and @Cinfhen for the game! These are my #Top6Reads of the first half of 2019. Anyone who hasn't shared, consider yourself tagged if you'd like!

kellyann28 I just finished the The Fifth Season trilogy and it was amazing! 5mo
Cinfhen Nice to see your list!!! What‘s new?!?? 5mo
Kalalalatja Yay, Robin Hobb! 🙌🙌 5mo
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The End of the Alphabet | CS Richardson

Hey #LMPBC ladies! I received my book back today, I loved reading all your notes and seeing what stood out to you.

I'm incredibly behind, and still reading @Tianarose 's pick. I'm loving it, so I don't want to bail. I'll get it back to you ASAP!

Anyone interested in another round?

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie Yes - me! I haven't gotten my book back yet. I can't wait! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie Sorry, I finished it but haven't made it to the post office yet. Will send out soon! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You'll have to count me out for the next round, unfortunately. I signed up for round 6 of lmpbc. I don't want to get the two groups confused. 5mo
Tianarose I‘m glad I‘m not the only one behind! Granted there were some postal issues with this last one. I‘m working to get as much read as possible and in the mail! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @TheKidUpstairs @ShelleyBooksie 5mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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#BFC Round Two Check-in!

Sundays are a bit of a crazy day, but I did manage to fit in a 20 minute yoga session, and about 45 minutes of walking along with quite a bit of reading time (pregnancy insomnia is good for one thing!).

Today I woke up with a horrid cold, but thanks to school drop off/ pick up I did get 1 hr of walking done, and some solid reading time. I'm going to try for a pre-bed yoga session but not sure.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 But I hope you feel better. 💚 5mo
merelybookish I'm sure I'm very late in saying this but Congratulations! I didn't realize you are expecting! #3 yes? 5mo
BookwormAHN I hope you feel better 💐 5mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
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For the first time in a couple weeks, I actually got a decent night's sleep! Which means I was able to get up early for some yoga, and now have time for breakfast and some unabashedly gossipy reading before the boys wake up 👍😄

Stacypatrice This looks like a fun read 😃 5mo
Cathythoughts Loving the title ♥️ 5mo
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ZooZical | Judy Sierra
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1. There are three zoos within an hour drive!
2. We have a membership to the Toronto Zoo, and we absolutely love it! Last visit was probably 3-4 weeks ago.
3. Wolves! The Arctic Wolves at Toronto are awesome (there are pups!), but I also miss the Timber Wolves 🐺
4. In zoo/sanctuary settings, yes. Wombats, Koalas, Kangaroos, Crocodiles, Snakes.
5. Thanks for the tag @CouronneDhiver 👋

@laurenslibrary #thursdaysurvey

CouronneDhiver T.O 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
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Welcome | Barroux
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Please welcome to Litsy one of my IRL book club friends!!! Head over to @Tungstensmum to say hi to Ashley and give her a follow 😁

#LitsyWelcomeWagon

Tungstensmum Thanks @LibrarianRyan!!! And thanks for the shoutout @TheKidUpstairs 5mo
cobwebmoth @Tungstensmum Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
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SW-T @Tungstensmum Welcome to Litsy 🎉 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 5mo
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1. Baby #3 (and girl #1), camping trip to Jacques Cartier next month, family vaca in Jamaica in December
2. I've been blasting this one: https://youtu.be/y2HywN1Zb2M
3. I used to dye my hair, and when I went backpacking in Australia the Outback heat/dry made the old, dry, previously dyed ends of my hair go a word shade of orange. I had to live with it for a couple months because I couldn't afford a proper cut.
4. Board games?
5. 👍

#HumpDayPost

Tungstensmum We really have to do a board game night soon. 5mo
readordierachel Dig that song! 5mo
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Ragged Company | Richard Wagamese
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Beautiful. This is not a fast paced, page turning, plot driven story. Rather it is about the characters, their pasts, presents, and futures, and the bonds of family they form together. And about the beauty and power of stories in all forms. Wagamese clearly had so much love and respect for these characters he created.

And that wraps up my second quarter for #Booked2019 (Indigenous Author)!
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job—I love all the suggestions I‘m gaining from this prompt. 👊🏻📚✔️ 5mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
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This might be a different type of #commitment than you were thinking, but my first thought on seeing the prompt this morning was of women committed to mental institutions, and the line "you walk from breakfast to madness"

#PoetryMatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😍😍 5mo
readordierachel Well played. I love her poetry. 5mo
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War and Peace: World Classics | Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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From Leo's Toystore by Warren somebody...

#Doctor #QuotsyJune19 @TK-421

HOTPock3tt Lol 5mo
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Who's got really good YA suggestions for my book club? We're meeting tonight, and I think we're leaning towards picking something YA for our next meeting 😁

Thanks in advance!

swishandflick One of my favorites 5mo
Cailey_Mac I really liked A Curse So Dark & Lonely, Nocturna, These Broken Stars and if you want a contemporary I really enjoyed Rayne and Delilah‘s Midnight Matinee 5mo
mom2bugnbee Anything by John Green. I think that his newest, Turtles All the Way Down, is his best and would be great to discuss, but so would Looking for Alaska & Paper Towns. 5mo
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Melissa_J You‘ve probably read it already but I‘d go with 5mo
Stacy_31 One of my favorites reads so far this year- 5mo
mom2bugnbee Other thoughts: anything by Becky Albertali and/or Adam Silvera (they each have several, plus one they wrote together). The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan is one of the best books I've read in recent years. Dante & Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Saaenz. Ruta Sepetys if you want historical fiction. (I have a 16yo & a 14yo, so there's a lot of YA in my house.) 5mo
BookFreakOut My book club enjoyed Unwind, lots of discussion possibilities and it can stand alone (there are three others but they were written much later). 5mo
LibrarianRyan I second Unwind. Fantastic book. Plus it is quite relevant to things happening today in the news. Think Handmaids tale. 5mo
ShyBookOwl I third Unwind! So much to talk about in there. 5mo
Laughterhp I think it‘s technically YA and it‘s really good! 5mo
Laughterhp Or anything Sarah Dessen 💚 5mo
TheKidUpstairs Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Small turnout tonight, so we'll be discussing next read online, but I've thrown a few of your suggestions into the ring! @Laughterhp @ShyBookOwl @LibrarianRyan @BookFreakOut @sherryvdh @mom2bugnbee @Stacy_31 @Melissa_J @Cailey_Mac @swishandflick 5mo
Reggie I know it‘s a little late but it‘s pride month so maybe We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson or The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg. 5mo
TheKidUpstairs @Reggie I didn't even think about it being Pride month! But two of our top three choices so far involve LGBTQ MCs, so it all comes together! And thanks for the recommendations, definitely adding this one to the TBR 5mo
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This pregnancy has been difficult on my body, so I thought I'd sign up for round two of the #BookFitnessChallenge to try and rebuild my strength and help me get through this summer!

My #BFC goals:
📚 Read at least 6 books overall (1/week)
🤸‍♀️ 3.5 hrs/wk (30 min/day) of stretching/strength training, plus the same amount of walking
👍 write at least 3 times/wk, either creative or personal journaling

Who else is joining?

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 💙 Welcome aboard! And thanks for sharing. 5mo
Megabooks Great goals!! 5mo
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1. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club has really stuck with me.
2. I'm having trouble caring about my latest book club pick, The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe. I think it's just not for me.
3. The new Erin Morgenstern!
4. My usual goals: read at least 50 books, and read from a diverse selection of authors. I've already read 39 books, and am doing pretty well diversifying my picks!

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

audraelizabeth I use book riot's read harder challenge for diversity. 5mo
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Ragged Company | Richard Wagamese
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"I guess some people carry their dreams around in their heads so long it gets so they can't stand it any longer and they make it into a story so others can share that dream. In a way it sets them free to dream other dreams. Bigger ones, maybe. Happier ones, too."

#Movie #QuotsyJune19 @TK-421

CouronneDhiver ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Just saying 5mo
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SW-T 🙂🙂🙂 6mo
Cathythoughts Love this ♥️ 6mo
TheSpineView 💝 💝 I had not thought about the reading of tea leaves! 5mo
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The Diviners | Margaret Laurence
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#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo (and @MinDea we miss you!!!)

1. I found out I'm having a baby girl!
2. The Bell Jar or The Eyre Affair
3. #WeTheNorth
4. Margaret Laurence's The Diviners

tournevis Congratulations! 6mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 6mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations!! 6mo
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LeahBergen Yayyy! Congratulations! 💕💕 6mo
OrangeMooseReads Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 6mo
Nessavamusic Congrats!🎊 6mo
Nute Congratulations! 6mo
DebbieGrillo Congratulations 💗 6mo
Theaelizabet Congratulations! ❤️ 6mo
tammysue Congrats!! 💕 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations! 6mo
Laughterhp Congrats! 💚💚 6mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 6mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I don't think I've ever cancelled plans specifically to read, but I have cancelled plans because I just don't feel up to socializing and subsequently spent that time reading!

#BookwormBingo
@EclecticReaders

EclecticReaders Very impressive!!! 6mo
Bookwomble I've got one less than you, as I've never been to a book signing. As my favourite authors are dead, it'll be a while (hopefully!) before I can cross that one off 😊 6mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 I miss our postal book club. Do you know of anyone who might be interested in starting it up again? 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @CouronneDhiver Hey! I ended up signing up for one a couple months ago, we're heading into our last month so I'll see if anyone is interested in continuing. I'm sure adding one more reader to the mix would be no problem 😁 6mo
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The Female Eunuch | Germaine Greer
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Canada Post | Jason Christie
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A little bit late going out, but this baby is on its way to you @Tianarose

#LMPBC #ReadtheNorth

Tianarose Yeah! 6mo
Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs I still haven‘t gotten this book. 😫I‘m holding out that it will show up tomorrow. I‘m really hoping it didn‘t get lost. (edited) 5mo
TheKidUpstairs @Tianarose oh no! I've got the receipt somewhere, I'll check if there's tracking. It should have been there by now. Fingers crossed it's just delayed. I'll let you know what I can find out. 5mo
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TheKidUpstairs @Tianarose I was at the post office this morning, and this is what I've found out. The package is on its way back to me, the packaging was damaged and it is undeliverable in its current state. I'm crossing my fingers that it is just the outer packaging that got damaged and not the book itself. It's expected back to me today or tomorrow. Hopefully I can just repackage and reship 🤞 If not, I'll haves to buy a new copy and ship it out. 5mo
TheKidUpstairs @Tianarose @ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego (see previous comment) we're delayed for this round, sorry guys! Hopefully we'll be back on track soon, but books will be delayed getting back to their original owners. On that note, I also haven't received a book this month so I think Shelley is a bit behind too. Hopefully no big problems, and all will be back on track soon. I've really enjoyed the various selections thus far! 5mo
Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs that sucks! Good thing it‘s the last book in the swap too. 5mo
TheKidUpstairs Okay, good news update: I got the package back, and while the envelope had been pretty ripped up, the damage didn't make it through the bubble wrap to the book itself, so I just need to repackage and resend! @Tianarose @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie (and, I received a package from Shelley today, too!) 5mo
Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs great news! Hopefully they treat it nicely this time around! (edited) 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! Glad to hear that the books arrived. I look forward to what you thought of my choice. It was not what I had expected it to be 5mo
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TheSpineView Very appropriate for the prompt! 🤩 6mo
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Ragged Company | Richard Wagamese
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Let's go Raptors!!! Great book to read and a (hopefully) great game to watch. The King in the North is coming for you, GSW!

#booksandballs #WeTheNorth

EchoLogical Also rooting for the Raptors! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Best book ever. Just saying 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @CouronneDhiver it was definitely a #blameitonCouronneDhiver pick! Loving it so far, so beautifully written. 6mo
Theaelizabet Go Raptors! 6mo
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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and this fit the bill. Not perfect, but fun and entertaining for sure!

And since a major catalyst for the action involves a video going viral on social media, I'm going to stretch and claim it for #Booked2019 - Social Media focus 😁
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It‘s been claimed and processed!!!! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good stretch! Glad it was a fun read. 🎥 6mo
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#Booked2019 Spring quarter update: 4 down, 2 to go!

AmyG Almost there! 6mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I read the Gabrielle Union memoir for the same prompt!!! So good. 6mo
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Cheers to escaping in the afternoon for a quiet tea and a good book. I read the first part of Jemisin's trilogy in January thanks to #NewYearWhoDis and @MeganAnn and this second book picks up with the same drive the first book ended with. No slowing down to awkwardly recap, just driving forward with the story👍

riversong153 I read this Trilogy and it was awesome! I read the first installment in January too! Happy Reading!! 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @riversong153 thanks! Her world building is incredible. I found the style a bit difficult to get used to in the first book (mainly the sections using second person), but the writing is just so good that it didn't take long to get hooked. 6mo
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Henry made me LOL with that one.

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1. Reading Rainbow, or one no one else seems to remember called Zoobilee Zoo @BarbaraTheBibliophage

2. Travel more. Write. @Melissa_J

3. Usually go with my gut! @emtobiasz

4. Margaret Atwood @youneverarrived

5. From Electric Lit on FB: What was the last book you read that left you with a powerful sense of ambiguity? Not sure if you liked it, but it still sticks with you?

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

CoffeeK8 My brother and I used to watch Zoobilie zoo! I loved that show 7mo
AsYouWish Birdbox, I think I ended up liking it but I wasn‘t sure while reading it. 7mo
emtobiasz This one is really sticking with me: 7mo
paulfrankspencer Hitchhiker's Guide series 7mo
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It's been a roller coaster life lately. Just as I was starting to get a handle on pregnancy #3, life was rocked yet again. Just over a week ago we made the difficult decision to say goodbye to one of the best reading buddies a girl could ask for. Monty had been diagnosed with lymphoma in October, and the fighter in him outlived his prognosis by 3.5 months. But in the end, it was time to say goodbye. There's an empty place in our home.

xicanti I‘m so sorry. This is an awful thing to process, even when you know it was the right thing. *hugs* 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @xicanti thank you. It's tough when the right thing to do also breaks your heart. 7mo
cobwebmoth I'm very sorry for your loss. *hugs* 7mo
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Sarah83 Hugs 😘 7mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️❤️ Im so sorry. The right decision was done out of love. So sorry. 7mo
tournevis 😿😿😿 7mo
Rudis I‘m so sorry for your loss. Your furry friend was lucky to have someone as compassionate as you in their life ❤️ 7mo
MallenNC I'm so sorry for your loss. It is hard, but you have to know you made the right decision for him. Thinking of you. 7mo
TheLibrarian So sorry for your loss. *hugs* ❤️ 7mo
Naj *hugs* 💖 7mo
LizzieChantree Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. 7mo
Emilymdxn I am so sorry. Sending love and good wishes. It sounds like you loved your furry companion so much and gave him the best life he could have wanted 7mo
Sarah24 I'm so sorry. Ita so hard when they're part of the family x 7mo
Mollyanna So sorry for your loss. 💔 7mo
julesG So sorry for your loss. 😘 7mo
LibrarianRyan 😔😔 7mo
mom2bugnbee I'm so sorry. I'm glad that Monty had such wonderful humans to care for him while he was here. ♥ 7mo
irre Sorry for your loss 💕 7mo
rretzler So sorry for your loss! It must have been a very difficult decision. I know a little of what you might be going through - we had to say goodbye to my cat of 14 years a week before my younger son was born. You and your family have my deepest sympathies. 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m sorry for your loss 7mo
That-Bookish-Hiker So sorry for your lost. 7mo
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 💔🐶🌈 7mo
Cathythoughts Ah that‘s very hard ... what a beautiful pet ♥️ 7mo
AmyG I am so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome guy. ❤️ (edited) 7mo
Izai.Amorim Very sorry for your loss... 7mo
Laura317 😞💔 7mo
TheSpineView So sorry!💔😥 7mo
JoScho Sending so much love 🖤 7mo
daena I‘m so sorry. 7mo
BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss, sending hugs 💔 7mo
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss. They are not just animals but a family member in their own right. Sending you lots of love and hugs and support. 😘😘😘😘😘😘📚📖 7mo
mrp27 💔💔 7mo
Redwritinghood Sorry for your loss. 💔💔 7mo
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 7mo
ProfReader Pets are family member; I know how you feel because I‘ve been there...sending 💗 your way. 7mo
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 7mo
mydearwatson I‘m so sorry :-(. 7mo
SW-T I‘m so very sorry for your loss. 😢💕 7mo
JennyM Take good care of yourself 😘 7mo
Nute Pets are such a huge part of the family and we mourn for them when they leave us.💔The decision to part from them is no easier even when it is necessary and the right thing to do, but it is out of love and compassion. Sending hugs your way.💕 7mo
Nute Pets are such a huge part of the family. We mourn for them when they leave us.💔 The decision to say goodbye isn‘t any easier even when it is necessary, but is out of love and compassion. Sending many hugs your way!💕 7mo
Nute Pets are such a huge part of the family. 7mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 💔 7mo
CuriousG What a terrible time for you - having a loved pet no longer with you each day is heartbreaking! Try to take care 💙 7mo
Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 7mo
Tamra 😢 So difficult. 7mo
MaureenMc 💗💗 7mo
Reggie Oh no, I‘m so sorry. 7mo
DGRachel That's heartbreaking. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. {{hugs}} 7mo
rabbitprincess I'm so sorry ♥️♥️ 7mo
absolutebookish I am so sorry for your loss. 7mo
Purrfectpages So sorry for your loss, from one fur mom to another. 7mo
kspenmoll So so sorry you had to say good bye to your precious pet. 💕💕 7mo
DivineDiana So sad to read this. ❤️ 6mo
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I haven't been on Litsy much lately, but I wanted to share a little bit of excitement! I'm growing my third mini- bookworm, due in October! This little one is kicking my butt, and looking at screens for more than a minute or two makes me super nauseous, which is why I've been fairly MIA compared to my usual 😩 (my husband is convinced it's because this one is a girl).

#raisingreaders (soon to be x3!)

Johanna414 Congratulations! 7mo
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 7mo
MicheleinPhilly Congrats! 7mo
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Redwritinghood Congrats! 7mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 7mo
julesG Congratulations! 7mo
CaitZ Congratulations! 7mo
RealLifeReading Congratulations! 7mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 7mo
starlight97 Congrats! 😊 7mo
eanderson Congratulations!!! Oh my gosh!!! I‘m due in October too!!! I‘ve been having a really hard time focusing and haven‘t been on Litsy hardly at all in the past month! 7mo
Pamwurtzler Congratulations!!! 7mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! 7mo
mreads Congratulations 7mo
Owlizabeth Woohoo! 👶🏻 7mo
LeahBergen Congratulations!! 💕💕💕 7mo
mrp27 Congratulations! 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations!! 7mo
CouronneDhiver Yaaaayyyy!!!!! That‘s super exciting 😃😃😃 7mo
saresmoore Woohoo! I hope it gets better soon—so happy for you! 7mo
MaureenMc 💕💕💕 7mo
diovival Congrats! 🎉🐣🎉 7mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🥳 7mo
Izai.Amorim Congratulations! 7mo
readordierachel Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
youneverarrived Congratulations ♥️ 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @eanderson oh my gosh! That's so exciting, congrats to you too! What's your due date? 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @saresmoore thank you! It's started getting better (meds help, thank God!), just really tired all the time. 7mo
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1. The #1 song on my 18th birthday was Come on Over by Christina Aguilera. I wanted her hair from that video so badly!

2. Scorpio

3. I think Carolyn Keene (I know she's not real, but still) and Ann M. Martin are probably equally responsible for me becoming the reader I am today.

4. If you're reading this, consider yourself my friend and therefore tagged!

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs ❤️ Ann Martin❤️ 7mo
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1. Scorpio
2. My son's latest report card from school mentioned how he is very observant of his classmates and will always reach out to someone who seems sad and offer them help. Nothing could make me more proud of him.
3. Most recently was The Mountain Story. Just couldn't get into it.
4. My son's championship hockey game, and a visit with my parents.
5. 💖💖💖💖💖💖

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

Bookjunkie57 Such a sweet boy 🥰 8mo
monalyisha What a beautiful thing to be proud of! 💖 Nice job, mama! ✌🏻💪🏻🌸 8mo
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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A fun, adventurous story. I enjoyed it even more learning that Constance Kopp was a real woman and much of the story is true!

Theaelizabet I liked this one, too and will likely try the next one. 8mo
JazzFeathers I've read the forth in the series and really enjoyed it. Was surprised to learn how much of the story was true. 8mo
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It's rare that I can go into a book with absolutely zero preconceptions or expectations. I found this one recently, I'd never heard of it or the podcast it prequels, but it sounded interested and fulfilled a #Booked2019 prompt so I decided to give it a go. It ended up being a gripping, page turning read and I can't wait to listen to the podcast because holy cliffhanger, Batman!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen This is fiction, right??? It still sounds fascinating 🙌🏻 8mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen it is fiction. I think the podcast is set up to sound like a non- fiction, NPR-type investigative podcast, but it is entirely fictional. 8mo
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Canada Post | Jason Christie
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My #LMPBC selection is heading out the door on its way to @Tianarose and I received @ShelleyBooksie 's selection, so I'm all ready for April!

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

ShelleyBooksie Yay! I was just thinking about this - glad my selection made it to you :) 8mo
Tianarose Received today! With treats to boot! Thank you. 8mo
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