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Amabear

Amabear

Joined February 2018

18th century classics junky, with a love for old books, new friends, and all the babies. Mama, writer, birth photographer, Hufflepuff 💁🏻‍♀️
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Sense and Sensibilty by Jane Austen
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront
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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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I know many of you all have been checking on me and I so appreciate it. Posting another update because I can‘t not share with you all, you‘ve been so uplifting. A few days after my grandma passed, 4 days after my birthday and 2 after her funeral while I was out of state in Colorado- away from my home, I had a miscarriage, a full labor still born. 💔 💔 prayers appreciated. We are doing good and I‘m home now, but man it‘s been a month.

tournevis *huggles* 2d
ljuliel I‘m so very sorry. Thinking of you and your family. 💕 2d
hermyknee Sending you all love & strength ♥️ 2d
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sprainedbrain I‘m so sorry. ❤️ 2d
Laughterhp I‘m so sorry 💚💚 2d
RachelO I‘m so sorry. Sending hugs and best wishes ❤️ 2d
BookNAround I‘m so sorry. What a devastating loss after an already devastating loss. Sending love. 2d
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, that‘s so hard. I am so terribly sorry. ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
TheSpineView Words are not enough to say how sorry I am for your losses. Sending prayers and hugs!❤ 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 💔💔 2d
Hestapleton So so so sorry. Sending prayer. 💔 2d
wordslinger42 I am so so sorry 💜 I will be praying for you and your family. I'd love to send you a Litsy care package! Would that be OK? If so, email me at amiracola42@gmail.com 2d
maich I'm so sorry. Sending prayer.❤❤💕 2d
Amabear @wordslinger42 that‘s so so sweet❤️ sent email thank you 😭 2d
Amabear Thank you all soo much. Your words make my heart hurt less!❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Librarybelle I am so sorry 2d
wordslinger42 @Amabear No need to thank me! It's my pleasure! But you're welcome 💜 2d
zezeki So sorry to hear this. Sending love your way ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Stacypatrice What a heartbreaking month @Amabear Sending you and your family prayers. Know that so many people care about you and are thinking about you 💛 2d
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 2d
Kalalalatja I‘m so, so sorry 💔 2d
AnneCecilie I‘m so sorry 2d
kezzlou85 I'm so sorry. Thinking of you. ❤❤ 2d
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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Reading books and enjoying my birthday in a beachside hotel. I haven‘t been on litsy in too long 💔
It‘s been a rough season. Pregnancy complications, mental health illness take overs, and yesterday my grandma passed away. Today is bittersweet.
So happy for this day of rest before I am planebound to CO for the funeral.
Reading through Austen‘s books currently. Which is your favorite??

AmyG I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2w
Laughterhp Sorry to hear about your struggles. Happy birthday. I hope your trip is exactly what you need. 💚 (edited) 2w
erank58 I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmother last Christmas Eve, and it's been increasingly difficult as we get closer to the holidays. I hope you find peace and comfort 💙 2w
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Thndrstd I‘m sorry for your loss 2w
Eggbeater Wishing you a peaceful birthday. I am sorry you lost your grandma. 2w
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss! Hoping for a peaceful birthday for you. My favorite Austen is Pride and Prejudice; my second favorite is Persuasion, because it is so different - more mature, less satirical. Almost a peaceful feeling, though it‘s a book about second chances and hope. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 💔 sending lots of love your way... 2w
Amabear @Librarybelle that‘s the next one on my list! I‘m looking forward to it.thank you! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Sorry for your loss and recent tough times. Sending positive vibes. My favourites are Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. 2w
kezzlou85 Sorry for your loss and tough times, hope things settle down soon. ❤ 2w
Alfoster Hugs coming your way!❤️ 2w
Graciouswarriorprincess I am so sorry. Sending prayers and hugs! 2w
Jerdencon So sorry for your loss ❤️ 2w
Redwritinghood So sorry to hear that. I hope life gets a little better for you soon. 2w
JennyM Sending you much love ♥️ 2w
sprainedbrain So sorry for your loss and the other difficulties you are having. ❤️ My favorites are Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion... I can‘t pick just one. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amabear ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
CarolynM Sending love and wishes for better times ahead 💕 2w
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The Dovekeepers: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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Reading day
Feeling much better thank you all for the kind comments

LiteraryinLititz I‘m glad you‘re on the rebound! 4mo
tammysue 💗🤗 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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My hands down favorite book. Rereading again. Because comfort is needed.
Seems one thing after another lately, I am not a complainer ever. But after I recovered from food poisoning fully, this week I threw my back out. I can‘t walk or move at all. Excruciating pain. My family all moved too recently so I‘m on my own with my toddler. I can‘t catch a break! Thank God for good books❤️ needing the escape more then usual right now.

DarcysMom I hope you feel better soon. 🤗 4mo
marleed Ohh, positive thoughts sent your way! 4mo
BookishTrish May the power of Jane heal you! Feel better soon! 4mo
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erinreads Read this for the first time last year and loved it! Hope you feel better soon! 💕 4mo
LiteraryinLititz 💜💜💜 4mo
emilyhaldi Hope you feel better soon 🙏🏻 4mo
tammysue Hoping you feel better soon! 💕🤗 4mo
Amabear @BookishTrish yesssss 🙌🏻 thank you! 4mo
Amabear @erinreads I think everyone should at least once in their life! 4mo
Amabear Thank you all! 4mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
JennyM Sending you good wishes. And I love this one, too. I reread every few years ❤️😘 4mo
Redwritinghood Hope things are better soon! 4mo
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The Orphan's Tale | Pam Jenoff
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Phenomenal. This book was so rich, full of characters, culture, heart wrenching moments that made your heart break in two. This book really got to me in the best way. Circus life in the time of hitlers reign. It was so beyond something I‘d ever imagine with my own brain, I love when a book brings me somewhere I‘d never go on my own. Highly recommend.

SilversReviews I loved learning about the circus during this time too. 4mo
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Help!
Hey everyone! I haven‘t been on in so long- my apologies. I was severely sick in the hospital for a bit, and then I had like 6 clients in a row the last few months (I‘m a birth photographer) so Iv has very little time to post about my reading.
Alas, I need your help!!! Why does this say condensed from the book?? Am I not reading the full version?

callielafleur I'm sorry you've been ill! I would say that the condensed version is not the full version. 4mo
Amabear @callielafleur why would anyone do such a thing 😂 4mo
callielafleur Google says that the illustrations in that version are gorgeous, so enjoy it! It was apparently done in the 60s for Readers Digest. Goodreads says that the full version is 510 pages, how long is your version? 4mo
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Amabear @callielafleur 176! And it has no illustrations lol. 4mo
callielafleur 😂 4mo
DivineDiana Glad you‘re back! 4mo
Amiable Hope you‘re on the mend! 4mo
Amabear @Amiable thank you I am! 4mo
Amabear @DivineDiana thank you! 4mo
LibrarianRyan It means it has been shortened. they remove some scenes, or take out descriptions. The idea is that it makes it easier to read. 4mo
Eggs Welcome back 🤗 4mo
Amabear @LibrarianRyan well I dislike this idea. I feel like it‘s unfair to the author. I suppose I understand why but still. 4mo
Amabear @Eggs thank you! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Amabear I completely agree. RD abridged books that never needed to be abridged. But then again I hate classics retold for kids. Do t even get me started on The Great American Classics series. 4mo
Amabear @LibrarianRyan oh really? Tell me 😂 I want to know all the things! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Amabear I wrote it wrong. The great Illustrated classics are and old and still popular series for kids that dumbs down the classics. They also “clean” them up and take out controversial things. So kids think they have read all these classics and as they get older and actually have to study them, it can lead to difficulties in classrooms. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I had a similar thought and read the full, unabridged Les Miserables. But it had so much unnecessary description that I‘m sure an abridged version would have been better. My husband argued with me when I said the Battle of Waterloo was boring 😅 4mo
Amabear @LibrarianRyan oh yes I just read something on that. That would be frustrating (edited) 4mo
Amabear @Clare-Dragonfly lol! I haven‘t read that one. I tend to like long drawn out rants so we‘ll see how I feel about this one. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly In that case, maybe you will! I hope you love it 😄 4mo
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I LOVED this book.
The author did a stellar job at telling an amazing twisted story, while connecting the era and its issues to modern day points of view. This book was SO readable, it was a pleasure read and I forsake my book clubs to finish it. I was so caught in the story, so torn between characters, if drove me wild in the best way. So much meaning and great quotes too! I will have to read this one again at some point.

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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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I have a new reading corner and it‘s lovely 😊

Slajaunie Looks cozy! 8mo
candority I love how bright it is! The doggo is a nice touch as well 😍 8mo
Amabear @candority lol! Her and my son fight over who gets to sit in the window now 😂 thank you! 8mo
candority That‘s adorable! 8mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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My son has been practicing taking photos of my with my iPhone (he‘s 3) and I found this gem in my camera roll 😂 pregnant, cooking, and reading in my kitchen by my plants while my bacon crackled. This pretty much sums me up in this season of life.

wanderinglynn That actually is a pretty good photo composition especially considering he‘s only 3. 👍🏻 And congrats on your forthcoming blessing! 🎊 9mo
Britt_Bratt That‘s an awesome photo. Hope you paid him with lots of bacon. 🥓🥓🥓 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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JennyM ❤️ 9mo
CouronneDhiver Lovely 💕 9mo
Amabear @wanderinglynn thank you! Yes he‘s getting good! 9mo
Amabear @Britt_Bratt he doesn‘t like bacon but it‘s all I‘m craving so 🤷🏻‍♀️ more for me lol! 9mo
CarolynM Beautiful! Take care of yourself❤️ 9mo
mariaku21 I love the random pics kids take. I remember my nephew at that age and have so many of his surprising selfies on my phone from that age 9mo
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Just finished the audiobook on my road trip today. I really enjoyed this book, and had the beautiful eerie feeling of having read it or heard it before- and not just because of the Disney movie. Such a grand reflection on childhood, such a uniquely written book. I love love love the clever and beautiful style of writing, and the lovable knowable characters- and love that their flaws are so prominent to their story. Forever a favorite.
#believer

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Camino Island | John Grisham
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This was a fun listen! I don‘t think I would have liked it as much if I read it instead of listening due to all the technical aspects of the case in the beginning and the end of the book. Not one I‘d usually pick but it was definitely enjoyable and ended satisfactorily.

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Untitled | Unknown
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My little bookworm- stealing my books since he could crawl. I can‘t wait until he is ready for me to read him chapter books. Right now he‘s very independent, loves exploring chapter books by himself (often upside down 😂) but he‘s not quite to the attention span of letting me read him a book with no pictures.
He LOVES carrying them around though. Every time I set a book somewhere he takes it and “reads” for a while. I love it.

Kappadeemom I mailing out your #readersgonnaread package on Monday. I have been out of town for work, so sorry it will be a few days late! 9mo
Amabear @Kappadeemom no worries sounds good! :) 9mo
Reagan-reads My 7 year old is a big reader, and we've let her have unrestricted access to our books. She self censors but I often find really interesting choices around. She pulled my copy of Valley of the Dolls last month. I put it back on the shelf when she loses interest but I appreciate how goal oriented she is!

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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I wanted so badly to like this book. If it wasn‘t for a litsy read, I would have bailed. It was so hard to get through. It was easier after they got to the book traveling bits- but before that I had to force my way though. I didn‘t like the writing style, the dialogues felt rushed through, and overly dramatic, but then other parts felt like the characters weren‘t feeling enough. It felt rushed, it felt like the reactions were wrong (continued👇🏻)

Amabear And used at the wrong times, and it was really confusing how much was pulled from other books and eras. I feel like she tried to make a Harry Potter bad guy happen, and it didn‘t really work. It just wasn‘t believable. I really loved all the ideas, (edited) 9mo
Amabear Some very very cool inventions and police aspects, but felt like they were too forced, jumbled, and didn‘t flow well together. I feel like she tried to do too much in one book. I hate giving bad reviews but I really can‘t help it here. 9mo
wanderinglynn I felt similarly except I didn‘t finish the book. I bailed. 9mo
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Amabear @wanderinglynn that makes me feel better hah! I feel like everyone loves it. 9mo
wanderinglynn Yes! So many people have recommended the series to me because the premise is right up my alley. But I simply couldn‘t get into it. I didn‘t think it was very well written. 9mo
Amabear @wanderinglynn agreed. The concept was cool, but it wasn‘t executed well at all. 9mo
DGRachel I read this decades ago, but I remember enjoying it. I couldn‘t stomach the sequels though, and didn‘t continue the series. 9mo
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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Which book should we read y‘all? 😍 let me know if there‘s any that jump out to you, or any that you‘ve already read/don‘t want to read.
@Jerdencon @RavenLovelyReads @ads0123 #groupH

Also @Jerdencon I‘ll be mailing you one book this week and one next for the last round. Thought I‘d already sent it lol! I make sure to stay on top of it this round. ;)

Ddzmini I‘ve only read and it was a definite read 9mo
RavenLovelyReads I‘ll read anything, but my vote is for 9mo
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Jerdencon I've read the orphans tale and the help so any of the others are good! 9mo
Amabear Ok ladies! I‘ll pick one y‘all haven‘t read :) thanks for the feedback! 9mo
ads0123 I haven‘t read any of them so I‘m good with either of them! 9mo
Amabear @ads0123 awesome 9mo
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Woahhhhh. This book.
The writing style was so easy, effortlessly brilliant. I didn‘t have to try to imagine the scenes because the writing was so good. That‘s my favorite kind of book. This book had a beautiful chilling love story, so many well rounded crazy characters, and of course the ending infuriated me. Which made it even better. It‘s not often I love a book with an ending like this, but definitely 4/5 stars for me. A real page turner!

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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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Happy Valentine‘s Day litsy friends!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! You too! 🌹🌹 10mo
Amabear @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you so much! 10mo
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1. Bronte (any of the 3)
2. Jodi Picoult
3. Stephanie Myers
4. Laurlene McDaniels
5. James Paterson (the young adult books)

britt_brooke Nice list! 10mo
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I am loving this book so far- the writing style just pulled me in immediately. Definitely a page turner! #readersgonnaread

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Untilted | Autechre
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Iv been a bit MIA lately. Dealing with some health and life issues, had a mini vacay/baby moon, and just trying to recoup from this last season of life. Im just plain tired! Happy but tired. Feel like I can‘t quite catch up.
So litsy app posting has been on the back burner- but I‘m right on track with reading/sending owed books so if your waiting for one from me it will be on its way soon! Love you all!

RaimeyGallant Hugs! 10mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Sending hugs! 10mo
sprainedbrain 🤗 10mo
Redwritinghood I hope all is well. 💕💕 10mo
Eggs Good to hear from you❣️ Be well 🤗 10mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Don‘t forget to enter!!!! #litsygiveaway

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Camino Island | John Grisham
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Listening to this while I rest today.

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Untilted | Autechre
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#HelpMeFindNewBooksGiveaway 😍 because Iv recently been sucked into the world of dystopian novels, and have little to no experience here! Recommend away and win a Litsy Happy Mail package while your at it ;)
😍 #litsyhappenings #litsygiveaway #giveaway #contest #recommend #happymail

sprainedbrain I‘m tagging @lauren.lerner because I think she can recommend some good dystopian. 😃 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'll tag @Mitch , I'm sure she'll have some great suggestions! 11mo
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lauren.lerner Thanks @sprainedbrain for thinking of me! 11mo
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The Patron Saint of Ugly | Marie Manilla
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My FAVORITE read of 2018. I had previously read a few meh books, this was such a joy! It got deep,it made me laugh, it was fascinating. A touch of fantasy, a ton of culture,unique well rounded characters that you loved or hated with passion.An amazingly well written book that I must own a copy of! LOVED it!And I never would have picked it up without #LMPBC
The Italian origins and funky superstitions were so fun. And I loved nonna!❤️

Amabear Headed your way Friday! Had to wait for payday @Jerdencon ❤️ 11mo
Cathythoughts Mad picture 🤭 11mo
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Amabear @Cathythoughts I know! I never would have picked this book up 😂 11mo
mariaku21 @amabear, right?! I loved Nonna like I aspire to be a Mexican version of this Nonna 😂 11mo
Amabear @mariaku21 omg yessss I just told my husband when our kids grow up and have their own, the grand babies are calling me nonna 😂 11mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This book was thrilling. It challenged many ideas, and very obviously made one think about things we‘d sometimes rather someone else think about.
I wish it had gone deeper, I feel like it just brushed the surface of so much, and left the reader wanting for details. I felt connection with the sons lacking, and the “schooling” of the daughter neglected where it should have not been. I also did not like how nicely the end wrapped up,(continued in C)

Amabear With no consequences for the main characters choices both in her marriage and in the end scenes. I feel like I do with so many books, that the ending was left too short, with not enough details. I felt like the main character didn‘t care enough at the end, for what she left behind. I also feel like so much was left out between siblings and neighbors that I wish was explored more. A sequel would be amazing and almost necessary to the story. 11mo
Amabear Still, despite all that, this book was really really good. It gave me the dystopian thrill, and made me angry and sad, and is definitely a pick for me. I still wish it was more packed though if that makes sense! (edited) 11mo
Amabear Last thought- as a parent, I feel like when she had her words back, she made NO visible effort to coach her kids or retrain her daughter like she said she would. That pissed me off. As a parent there is nothing I would have wanted more then to talk to my kids about these issues when I had the chance and she just left it hanging. 11mo
LiteraryinLititz That is a really good point (what you said in the spoiler). I just finished this one and felt very disappointed in the way everything was resolved. 10mo
Amabear @LiteraryinLititz what were you disappointed by specifically? I love talking about this book! 10mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Working my way through this book today and detoxing from holiday rush. It‘s good for me to be mad at literary characters instead of real life ones right? 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

MrBook BAM! 11mo
saguarosally Maybe. 😂 11mo
Amabear @saguarosally LOL 😂 11mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Did you know Iceland is the 3rd most literate country? And every November 1st a complimentary catalog is delivered to each home, that contains all the books published that year!? And then Christmas Eve is spent exchanging books and reading (you probably knew that part) Iv decided I need to move to Iceland. But until that happens, I‘ll continue adopting their holiday. ❤️
A blind date book for my sister and a Dino one for my son. 😍 I‘m so excited.

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Me and my baby are super excited to try the chocolate and Iv been wanting to read this boook for a long time! Thank you!!! @Mccall0113

Mccall0113 Enjoy! So glad it came in the nick of time! 11mo
Kaye Hi Leann, I‘m checking in with the JB group from last year to ask if you‘d like to be included in the upcoming year also, and if so, do you have an address change ? Just trying to make an updated list for the new year. Thanks and Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
Amabear @kaye yes please! I updated via email about my address change- but if you don‘t have the Randleman NC one let me know and I‘ll send it Again! 11mo
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Kaye Sounds great, thanks ! Yes, if you wouldn‘t mind resending your new address ? I have so many different lists that the new one might be on one, the old one on another. Sorry. I‘ve been a bit scatterbrained the past few months. Thanks, and glad you‘ll be back for another year ♥️ 11mo
Amabear @kaye sure! No problem 11mo
Amabear @kaye which one is your Email? I‘m scattered 11mo
Kaye No worries 😄. I‘m scatterbrained myself. julieklabo @gmail.com. Thank you. 11mo
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😂 he knows me so well.
My three year old is a total daddy‘s boy, and when daddy‘s home he doesn‘t want anything to do with me. I asked him to come cuddle me while we watched tv, and he gave me lots of excuses why he couldn‘t, and then went and cuddled dad.
But when he noticed it made me sad he went and got me this book and gave it to me for condolences since he wasn‘t going to cuddle me 😂😂😂 he knows I read when I‘m sad. So empathetic. ❤️😍

CouronneDhiver Ha! Lil stinker 😍 That‘s cute 12mo
Amabear @CouronneDhiver right? He‘s too cute to stay mad at 12mo
GA_Bookworm07 Love good night so I can only imagine how good this is. 12mo
Amabear @GA_Bookworm07 I actually don‘t like this one. Its like a shorter version of goodnight moon, and some of the words they use for each letter don‘t even start with that letter. 😂 not the best abc book by far. 12mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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All of my #jb mail is sent!

@Jerdencon your book for #LMPBC is sent! I am SO sorry it‘s so late 😬 I forgot it was sitting on my shelf still- thought I‘d already sent it! It‘s a quick read though!

@Endowarrior21 you also have a package on the way! I forgot to put the card in though 🙈😂 so, happy reading! And I hope you haven‘t read the book before- it‘s one of my favorites ever and the beginning to a great series. #blinddatebookswap

Sharpeipup I so needed to see this today! Thank you @Amabear 12mo
Amabear @Sharpeipup absolutely! I did too! 12mo
Jerdencon Great - looking forward to it! 12mo
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Endowarrior21 @Amabear thank you for letting me know and even if I have I love rereading books I love and if it is a copy I already own I still keep it or I regift it 😁⛄️🎄😍🎄⛄️🎄⛄️🎄 12mo
Amabear @Endowarrior21 awesome 😍🙌🏻 12mo
GA_Bookworm07 What is jb mail 12mo
Amabear @GA_Bookworm07 it‘s a group- just because mail 12mo
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Reading by the Christmas lights. I‘m realllllllly hoping a I get a book light for Christmas 😂 my eyes need it.

Finally caught up on #jb letters tonight! Decorations are fully up, and the house is 3/4 unpacked! Huzzah! We might just be done in time to host Christmas!

Releasing the second book in the series, hoping I can cram them all in by the time the new book comes out 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Ignore the ghost puppy 😂

wordslinger42 I'm hoping to read them all in time for the new book, too!! 12mo
Amabear @wordslinger42 have you started yet? I forgot how much I loved them! 12mo
wordslinger42 @Amabear Yes! I'm reading Eldest now, but I'm only on page 83, so I've got a ways to go before Dec. 31st 😂 12mo
Amabear @wordslinger42 your like ten pages ahead of me so 😂🙌🏻 12mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Help!
What should I put on my mini Christmas tree???

VeganCleopatra The reindeer appears to be judging the tree. 😏 Mini ornaments are always cute, if you have them. 12mo
Amabear @VeganCleopatra I know right 😂😂😂 I‘m thinking of making my own or buying somebut can‘t decide on what kind 😏 12mo
VeganCleopatra Crochet snowflakes are beautiful, especially when done with a small hook. There are a bunch of free patterns online. Something with loved ones photos are nice too, maybe mod podged onto pieces of wood etc. if you don't have mini photo ornament frames (I may have too many of these haha). 12mo
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CouronneDhiver Ribbons, bows, mini candy canes, etc 12mo
Amabear @VeganCleopatra ohhhh excellent ideas!!!! 12mo
Amabear @CouronneDhiver oh yes! Mini candy canes would be so cute! 12mo
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The best part about Black Friday- staying behind and having a completely quiet house to read in 😂😍🙌🏻 #babybumpsoflitsy

cherinium Perfect! 12mo
CouronneDhiver Yay! Totally adorable 🤰🏽 12mo
Amabear @CouronneDhiver thank you 🥰🥰🥰 12mo
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I forgot to share this last week! Finished my baby blanket 😍🙌🏻 my first big crochet project, I just love it. So soft. We have a local place in NC Greensboro called “Geeksboro” which is a coffee shop/wine and beer bar/ geeky, nerdy, amazing establishment. From old gaming systems, to every board game created, to book clubs, to comedy nights, to Harry Potter galas. They have everything here. Such a great place to go and read. It was great.

zsuzsanna_reads Making crochet cardigans is the best. Shaping is so easy compared to knitting. 12mo
Amabear @zsuzsanna_reads Iv only just learned to knit and crochet, but I definitely prefer crocheting! 12mo
Eggs Beautiful!! 12mo
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zsuzsanna_reads @amabear congratulations on getting a new hobby and welcome to the club! 12mo
BookNerd9906 Gorgeous! ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
llwheeler Beautiful blanket! 12mo
AmyG How beautiful! 12mo
Amabear @zsuzsanna_reads thank you! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️ 12mo
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Black Friday | James Patterson
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I‘m very intrigued that there are so many books titled Black Friday lol‘ I‘ll have to read one or two next year!
Here is my haul from my Black Friday/birthday week.
The first by the same guy who wrote Jurassic Park, I‘m loving both so far, to read with my husband. The third is a continuation from Jane Eyre which I‘m excited to experience. Two Eragon books which I‘m reading in prep for his new novel. And Vox, which was HIGH on my TBR! 😍

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Congo | Michael Crichton
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This place was amazing. The guy knew where everything was, they had fun displays everywhere of book series and classics, and popular authors, notes stuck all over the shelves signifying specifically good books, local authors, etc. vending machines with quotes and coupons, a literary jukebox, a wine/coffee bar, buttons, literary tshirts, and so much more. 😍🙌🏻 I will definitely be back.
Wilmington - Old books on front street.

Amiable Wilmington, Delaware? Wilmington, North Carolina? I need directions! 😀 13mo
Amabear @Amiable North Carolina!!! 13mo
Amiable 👍🏼👍🏼Thanks! Although I'm kinda disappointed you don't say Wilmington, Massachusetts--it's way closer to where I live! 😀 13mo
Amabear @Amiable lol!!! 13mo
Jemgirl2014 Sounds like a reader's dream! 13mo
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Congo | Michael Crichton
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Birthday trip yesterday included a blindfold, an incredible old bookstore in Wilmington, shopping, and time at the beach.
Now me and my husband are reading this together on the trip back home. I want to keep reading but he has problems reading(and he‘s driving) and I have a vocal cord dysfunction so I can‘t do more then a few pages before my voice gives out! 🙈 it‘s like watching and intense movie and having to wait for commercial breaks.

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Re-reading this via audiobook to prepare for the newest novel! It‘s been too long (middle school?) and I just don‘t remember the story. I‘m loving it. But if he speaks in this terrible growl for the dragon every time I might have to switch narrators 😂
Every time I read this I‘m reminded how mad I was when they messed the movie up storyline wise.
Ohhhh I MISS being so enthralled with this series! I may start a bad addiction here 😂

Kalalalatja New novel??? Is there a new book in the series? 😱 13mo
MeganAnn I second @Kalalalatja : new novel?!?!?!? 😱😱😱 13mo
Amabear @Kalalalatja @MeganAnn YES 😍 it‘s coming soon, the first of many to come from what it sounds like!!! 13mo
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MeganAnn @Amabear I‘m so freaking excited for this!! 😍💃🏻🐉 Thanks for the link! (edited) 13mo
Kalalalatja OMG!!!!! 👏👏👏 13mo
Amabear @MeganAnn hahahaha yess!!! That‘s how I felt too! 13mo
Amabear @Kalalalatja 🙌🏻😍 13mo
wordslinger42 I just started rereading this last night (also in prep for the new stories coming out)! I forgot how much I love it 💙 I totally agree with you about the movie.. it was horrendous. 13mo
Amabear @wordslinger42 I forgot how much I loved it too! So many great quotes. I really liked the characters in the movie but like they changed everything and left no room for a second book! 13mo
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The Bug Jar | Ava Black
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Sure cat- you can use my book to scratch your face 😂
Living with my sisters cat, when Iv never really owned a cat, is interesting. And occasionally scary. (She‘s so silent and comes out of nowhere 😂) but she makes a good reading buddy. ❤️

RaimeyGallant My cat is relentless about that. 13mo
cherinium Face rubbing is a method of scent marking for our kitty friends. 😻 It's a good thing that she is doing it on something that belongs to you. 💕 13mo
Amabear @cherinium lol weird!!! But cool 13mo
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The Bug Jar | Ava Black
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Starting this one tonight.

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Finally done with this one!
My son inspecting my work 😂
Sending it to you tomorrow @Reviewsbylola

Reviewsbylola Aw, he‘s a cutie!! 13mo
Amabear @Reviewsbylola thanks 🥰 he loves books. 13mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Congrats @Schnoebs 😍 and what an amazing giveaway!!!
My birthday is the 21st so It would be absolutely ironic if I won haha! Thanks for the chance!
#9daysofLitmas

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Idk what the books about but this is how I‘m feeling today.
This week-
Husband was gone for work for 6 days/nights.
Sisters car broke down. Then mine got flat tires on the way to fix hers. Then they both spent two days in shop. THEN she crashed hers into another car. She‘s ok. But scary. All while Iv had a massive head and chest cold.
And we JUST moved into our new place so nothings unpacked. 😂 help me.
I need a bed and a book.

tournevis 📘🛌 13mo
Amiable Ugh! Sending vibes for things to get better! 13mo
Birdsong28 Sending you lots and love and hugs to get you through this tough time. 😘📚📖 13mo
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Librarybelle Sending positive vibes your way! 13mo
erinreads Oh nooo. Sorry for your awful week! Sending good thoughts your way! 💕 13mo
CouronneDhiver I think you‘re due for some R&R 13mo
Amabear @CouronneDhiver I so agree! 13mo
Kaye Gosh. So sorry you‘ve had so much going on lately ! You‘re due for some peace and quiet soon I‘d think. Hope things settle down for you. ♥️ 13mo
Dragon Last week sounds horrible, I hope this week is much better and that you recover quickly from your bad cold! 💐 13mo
Trashcanman I hope next week is kinder. 13mo
TheSpineView Sending you wish for a better day. 13mo
Redwritinghood What a terrible week! Hope this one is better. 💕💕 13mo
RavenLovelyReads Good juju headed your way! ❤️❤️❤️ Next week will be better. 13mo
GripLitGrl Hope next week is better💐 13mo
JacqMac That‘s an awful week. You are due some good karma. Hope next week is wonderful. 13mo
Samplergal Sending you some positive vibes. Sometimes life just sucks. 13mo
tracey38 Oh no, what a week you had. Hope you get a chance to relax and read and feel better. 13mo
LapReader Crap and extra crap because I think I just sent a letter to your old address. 13mo
Amabear @LapReader it‘s ok!!! I still have access to that mailbox for another week- and I‘m having all forwarded of course. :) I‘ll get it 13mo
Ddzmini Awe hope you guys are ok I know how that is and it sucks hope all is looking up and getting better for all 🙏 sending happy thoughts and prayers 13mo
Amabear @Ddzmini we are! Thank you! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 😪😪😪 praying that things will get better ❤️❤️ 13mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I think it‘s time for me to reread my Jane eyre again 😍 I keep falling into the google rabbit hole of quotes 😂❤️❤️❤️❤️

RavenLovelyReads 😂😂 this gave me a chuckle! 😂😂 13mo
Amabear @RavenLovelyReads right 😂 me too 13mo
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First real bath Iv taken in almost 3 years 😍 moved into our new home this week, so much to do, but I may just bury myself in here and wait for the fairies to do it for me. At least for tonight. ❤️

LoverofLit I love a good bath and book! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Dog ears!!! 😱😱🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 13mo
Amabear @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks hahahahaha sorry 😂😂😂🙈 a habit Iv been trying to kick since 7th grade 13mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Reposted :) 🤗 congrats and thanks for the chance!
@Whimsical.Curiosity #hugyofriendsgiveaway

Friends I‘d like to hug: ALL OF you!!! And my #jb friends❤️ and my #lmpbc friends!

Whimsical.Curiosity Yay good luck!! 13mo
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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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Congrats!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! #70kgiveaway @TheLibrarian
This was my favorite book so far this year. I loved so much about it.

TheLibrarian Thank you for entering! I haven‘t heard of this book so I‘ll have to check it out. 13mo
Amabear @TheLibrarian the audio was awesome! There was a narrator for each separate character so that made it special. But I mostly loved all the elephants in this book. 13mo
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1. My puppies 😂
2. One actively, one audiobook on car rides and one I haven‘t picked up in a month lol.
3. Nope! Almost time.
4. Yes but I lost them like 5 months ago 😂 haven‘t had the $ for new ones yet
5. I struggled with this, though it was an excellent book- because I suffer from anxiety and it hit a bit too close to home. Especially since the main characters anxiety was way way worse then mine. Super hard to read.
#humpdaypost @MinDea

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I‘m really enjoying this one so far! Isn‘t she adorable? Her shedding is killing me so I‘m taking pictures to remind me she‘s cute and so worth it 😂😍

Mollyanna She‘s absolutely precious. ❤️🐶❤️ 14mo
Richryan52 A really good looking dog! 14mo
xicanti What a sweetheart! Shedding can be rough, but she's worth the extra vacuuming. 14mo
Amabear @xicanti Absolutely! This time of year is just worse than others 😂 14mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Yes please 😍 looking forward to this! sign up is 11-1 @TheReadingMermaid #repost #BlindDateBookSwap

TheReadingMermaid Thank you for sharing hun 🤗 14mo
Amabear @TheReadingMermaid no problem! 14mo
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