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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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How could I forget that today starts #marchinmarch? @Merethebookgal & @TheNextBook, I am so embarrassed! I'm always ready to talk more on this book. Quick happy story from earlier today: I have the books in my classroom & my students are reading up on the Civil Rights Movement before reading "To Kill a Mockingbird." Student sees a photo of John Lewis while reading. "Is this THE John Lewis?" "Yes, but he had a little more hair back then." ?✊?

beaniebankbeth @TheNextBook @Merethebookgal And someone pointed out to me that because the students have come to know Lewis through his comic books that he is already a hero to them. 😆 3y
Merethebookgal That's awesome! And welcome to the discussion 😃 3y
kspenmoll I had no idea he wrote comics; have to find some! 3y
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Give a warm welcome & a fuzzy follow to these two new cool af littens!

Melli Welcome 3y
philawriter Thank you @beaniebankbeth!!❤❤ And nice to meet you @Melli! 😊 Looking forward to discussing all the books! 3y
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philawriter Thank you, @CherylDeFranceschi and @BarbaraTheBibliophage! Such a cool community!❤ (edited) 3y
SaturnDoo Welcome to Litsy🎉🎉🎉🎉 Enjoy and have fun ☺ 3y
philawriter Thank you @SaturnDoo!!😍 3y
kspenmoll Welcome!!!! 3y
philawriter Thank you @kspenmoll!😊❤ 3y
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beaniebankbeth
March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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March meeting for the Girls in Capes' hosted book club at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse this evening where we discussed "March: Book One" this month. Wonderful conversation & examination of the first part of a trilogy that is even more important now than ever. And...I met two awesome people that are now brand new #Philly Littens! Give a huge welcome to @SentientCanvas & @philawriter !

philawriter Thank you so much, @beaniebankbeth! It was so lovely meeting such like-minded literary activist friends. 😊 You're doing amazing things w/ your classes- your students are lucky to have you! Hope to see you and @SentientCanvas again soon!📚☕️❤ 3y
beaniebankbeth @philawriter , you're too sweet! Thanks, I had a ton of fun talking tonight & can't wait to hang out again. Enjoy the Litsy community & try not to get so addicted that you forget your books. 😉😂 3y
philawriter @beaniebankbeth Agreed!❤ And I'll do my best, though I am already super duper into this, haha 😍😂 3y
MicheleinPhilly @philawriter @SentientCanvas MORE PHILLY LITTENS!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
philawriter Yay Philly!!! Nice to meet you @MicheleinPhilly!😊😊 3y
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The Bitch | Jackie Collins
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"Everyone wants a piece of The Bitch." Another wtf?! book spotting. We didn't buy this one, but got a good laugh. @BookishFeminist , I thought you'd get a kick out of this one. #litsycarnaval Post 10/10

BookishFeminist 😂😂😂 omg what is this 3y
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The Ninja | Eric V Lustbader
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"For centuries in the Orient, love has been an art. So has death." What..the fuq...did we stumble upon here? First of all #overit & people still using the word "oriental" & exoticizing Asians. But what is with this cover? ? #ninjahubby & I couldn't stop laughing, which is what sold it for us. Gonna laugh over this "erotic thriller" so hard. #bookhaul #litsycarnaval Post 9/10

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#bookhaul #litsycarnaval #ninjahubby left the sale with some goodies too, including this bundle of D&D campaign materials and ideas. There were some there even came with completed character sheets in case you're just that unimaginative. Post 8/10

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The Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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#bookhaul #litsycarnaval I almost didn't buy this, but then #ninjahubby encouraged/enabled me. It's only Vol. 1 of a 12 volume set, but it's so tiny & the copyright is 1885! Post 7/10

TrishB Wow! Looks fab. 3y
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#bookhaul #litsycarnaval This book is so so so pretty!!! 😍 I already have a huge book of Russian fairy tales - I've always been so intrigued by these stories - & I couldn't leave this gorgeous & artful book behind when I saw it. Post 6/10

Avidreader6 That is fantastic!! 3y
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Dog Sweaters (Leisure Arts #934) | Carol Webb Carvalho
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#bookhaul #litsycarnaval Guys, this booklet. 😂 For only 25 cents, it was well worth the price. The dog on the back cover looks like he's wearing an afghan! #knittersoflitsy what do you think? See any new fashions for Bianca (up left & up right)? Poor girl is going to hate me. #dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy Post 5/10.

BooksForYears What a find! 3y
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#bookhaul #litsycarnaval Some books for me! "Brothers" looks like an intriguing story to me & "The Tiger in the Attic" is about those in the Kindertransport, a part of WWII history I'd like to know more about. More on the other books in a sec. Post 4/10

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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#bookhaul #litsycarnaval Got some stuff for the kiddos! Post 3/10

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I nearly cried when I found this book. It is one of my favorites. The copy of "A Christmas Carol" was another treasure since my sister loves this illustrator. Plus, it's signed! Sis also likes art, so Degas, & the expecting mom & dad are all about climbing mtns. Oh, & seeing "Heidi" in her grandbaby's nursery will make Grandma very happy. #litsycarnaval Post 2/10

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Here is our #bookhaul from the county library book sale today to celebrate #litsycarnaval & my sil' s bday. Boy did we find some interesting, heartwarming, & hilarious things! More to come. Post 1/10ish?

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Cosplayers | Dash Shaw
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#bookhaul y'all! Had a bad afternoon yesterday, so I self-soothed w/ my county library.? Little did I know, it's #litsycarnaval! Going back tomorrow for the book sale to find books that need a good home, mine. ? Thanks to @MrBook for the rec on "Crown of Blood" since I just finished "My Lady Jane" for #fya & want to follow up historical fiction w/ a bit more history. Can everyone tell I just discovered stickers...?

MrBook 😉👍🏻😎🙌🏻!!! Excellent choices. 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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That moment when you settle in with the #fya pick for Feb & read this paragraph & are immediately here👏for👏it👏.

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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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"There are many Beths in the world, shy & quiet, sitting in corners till needed, & living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, & the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind." Many Elizabeths in literature, but Beth is my #samename #riotgrams. This quote struck my core, back when I did not yet know that quiet & powerful are not mutually exclusive.

ReadingOver50 Beautiful quote 😊 3y
readinginthedark ❤️😭Beth! 3y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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#Philly Littens! 2/1 6pm Girls in Capes host a book club discussion on Kindred at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. I read this for @LitsyFeministBookClub & am ready to talk more & get my hands on the graphic novel. ICYMI Amalgam is a haven of intersectional geekery. Ariell Johnson is an ass-kicking hero in her own right, so it's no wonder the shop snagged its own Iron Man variant cover! She's on the right. I'd love to see you here, #Philly Littens!

obviateit I wish I could make it! That sounds awesome. Please keep us (#PhillyLittens - that should totally be a hashtag!) updated about future events. 😊 3y
LectricSheep Wait I'M IN PHILLY! ✋🏻 3y
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Holy Feminist Hero, Batgirl! At my local NOW chapter meeting tonight, we watched a short film on Inez Milholland, entitled "Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light." ?Sobbing with inspiration. @LitsyFeministBookClub , can we shine a light on her? Anyone have any good book recs for me to find out more on her story?

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So, did anyone else read Ch. 2 & 3 of the #hpchapteraday & think, with all this #fear, the Dursleys are trying mighty hard to turn Harry into an obscurial? I found a couple of interesting videos on YouTube that shed some light on the subject & figured I'd share: https://youtu.be/p17DJbPRLc0 & https://youtu.be/6Wd1Gjk0rQc #Ravenclaw #ravenclawwonderings

BookishMarginalia Hadn't thought of that. Good point! 3y
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I can't believe this book is 50 years old! My co-teacher came back from break with this beauty & I am even more excited to teach this to my 7th graders this year since we'll get to share the awesome goodies in this edition with them! It's got Hinton's correspondence in the publishing of the book, movie stills, media coverage, & photos from the author's personal collection. Like the Greasers say, it is "super tuff" ? #staygold #teachersoflitsy

Avidreader6 I can't believe it's 50! A reread is definitely in my future! 3y
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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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A fabulously mediocre attempt at #bookface 😣😂

Lacythebookworm 😂Love it! 3y
LauraBeth 😂😂 3y
DebinHawaii Fun! 📚😀 3y
RealLifeReading Good one!! 3y
JPeterson Love this! 😂 3y
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2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas | Marie-Helene Bertino
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Guys guys guys! 2016 was the first year I ever set a reading goal for myself. I am a slow reader; I like to amble & meander through the worlds of the books I'm reading. I thought 52 books would be a reasonable goal. But, when I finish this book between today & tomorrow, I'll have read 70!!!!

Blair_Reads Yay!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
moranadatter Congrats! 3y
Suet624 Congrats!!! 3y
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MonikaS Congratulations!!! I'm a slow reader as well so I know what you mean!😀👍👏 3y
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 #slowreadersunite 🙋🏼 3y
KarenUK 🙌🙌🙌💕 3y
youngreadrshelf Wahoo! Congrats! 3y
beaniebankbeth Thanks everyone. 😳 #slowreadersunite! 3y
Reviewsbylola That's awesome!! 3y
megt That's awesome! Congrats! 3y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Like many, I was crushed to hear our general & princess has gone on to become one with the Force. Then, last night at my #fyabc holiday book exchange, I got this book! I'm having a cramptastic day but I'm spending it zooming through this read as a way to remember my favorite galactic badass.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I bought it for myself, just before Christmas..... but I might have to take a bit before I'm ready to read it. 3y
JacqMac I was looking for it. I love her writing. But it's sold out everywhere. 3y
beaniebankbeth @JacqMac whoa, SOLD OUT?! 😲 I had the last number in the book exchange & everyone had opened up all the books except the one I had brought. The person who unwrapped this book had only a casual interest in it, so I pounced. I don't know who brought that book to the exchange, but I'm so happy they did. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it is a great read for when you do get to it. If anything, it's inspiring my to get journaling again 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @beaniebankbeth I was really looking forward to it, so I'm glad to hear it is very good. 3y
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Another student gift brag: a box of tea as big as me that's shaped like a book! I'll have so many #hotdrinkandbook posts soon, I'm sure, but I didn't know there was such a thing as hot drink IN a book. 😅😆😀📚🍵

mhillis Nice🎁🎁 3y
CouronneDhiver What an excellent gift! 🙂 3y
ReadingOver50 Great gift 3y
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Philadelphia: Then and Now(r) | Ed Mauger, Bob Skiba
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😍 I love my students everyday & appreciate anything they give at the holidays, but this one student gift wowed me today. This student has been telling me since the start of the year that they were going to give me a book about Philly that a family member wrote. I didn't pay much mind past being happy at their thoughtfulness. FFwd to today & the book is a gift & holy cats, IT. IS. GORGEOUS. & signed! I'm floored by this family's generosity.

Suzze Very nice! 3y
MicheleinPhilly This is amazing! 3y
Alfoster Wowie! So nice!!😍 3y
Melli I love looking at old photos of philly I grew up in Queen village and I used to love walking around the city and check out all the historical houses. There's one museum not far from where I grew up that was a surgeons house I wanna check out maybe this summer. 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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I know it's Dec. & the holidays are where it's at, but I just read this line from my @SerialReader issue of the day & couldn't agree more.

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Android Karenina | Ben H. Winters, Leo Tolstoy
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My #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookswap gifts are already making a home for themselves in my home. The knit goods are cozying up to yarn I left on the family room coffee table, tea is in the tea cabinet (Yes, a whole cabinet for hot drinks), Harry Potter jumped into my school bag after a stop on my shelf, & "Android Karenina" is making friends with "Jane Slayre," "Little Women & Werewolves," P&P&Zombies & S&S&Seamonsters.

Melli I love it! I'm doing some knitting right now also, scarfs for my daughters two besties. Just made a yarn run at Walmart I didn't have enough to make the scarf needed an extra ball. 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Android Karenina | Ben H. Winters, Leo Tolstoy
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Talk about a #secretsantagoespostal who knows me! Thank you @Melli ! I'm going to take a couple more photos later to show just how fitting these gifts are for me, but wanted to thank you & let you know that your package made my day. I did stay up last night but was cranky for it & decided to open it today. Then, I couldn't decide on opening it before or after work. I unwrapped all my goodies this morning & it's put a smile on my face all day!

Melli I just realized I forgot to weave in the ends of the yarn. Lol kinda embarrassing.. But that's ok you can either snip them or weave them in. I'm sorry about that, with kids sometimes things slip my mind. On another note I am so glad you like your gifts, I was nervous about android karina. I'm glad that it made you smile. 😊 I actually also have the book so if you ever wanna buddy read it. Let me know (edited) 3y
beaniebankbeth @Melli Don't worry about it. That made me so happy that you knit & crocheted me stuff. Are you on Ravelry? Want to be friends on Ravelry? I knit & crochet too. 🐑😊 3y
Melli @beaniebankbeth I am on ravelry I'm melli80 3y
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beaniebankbeth @Melli I need to read the original Tolstoy first & I think I'm going to either do an audio book or @SerialReader subscription of that first. I have a bunch of books in this sub-genre, including "Pride &Prejudice & Zombies" & "Little Women & Werewolves," it'll be in good company on my book shelf. 3y
beaniebankbeth @Melli And hp for my class is PERFECT. ?☇I already have several Potter things going on in my room, like sorting the kids into groups & homework passes that say "Expelliarmus!" Also, the first convo my #ninjahubby & I ever had was about hp, so this book choice could not be better 3y
beaniebankbeth @Melli And you're in the Philly area too?! 😲😄 We should meet up! ...after the hustle & bustle of the holidays, though. 3y
Melli I would like that very much i know ur in jersey but I don't drive long distances since I just got my license not that long ago but we can definitely meet up in center city 3y
Melli I knew you were a HP fan and so my thought was why not share it with your class. I wasn't sure what grade you taught but you said middle school so I figured it would be ok. Plus whenever I can give book for a students class library I will gladly do so. I have donated many books to my girls school library when they moved buildings and finally had a real library.can you believe I just now started reading the series. I'm on book 3. 3y
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Guess what's finally going in the mail today? I probably would have sent it out earlier, but I kept looking in the box, seeing more space, & adding one more thing. #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookswap

Eyelit Love the drawings! 😃 3y
BooksForYears Meow! 3y
JSW I love the doodles and graffiti. Yasssss gimme the books! 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess Love the drawings! Lucky Litten who receives this box full of goodies!😀 3y
beaniebankbeth Ah, Thanks! I'm excited to send it on its way to my Secret Santa. 😁 3y
BookishMarginalia Such cuteness! 3y
LauraJ That cat art is a great present on its own! 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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When I find myself in times of trouble, Anne of Green Gables comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, make up your mind, firmly!

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Confession time, Littens. I got my #secretsantagoespostal/wintersolsticebookexchange a bit ago, but was too ashamed to post. ? When I saw the package at my door, I thought it was what I bought for my Secret Santa & ripped into it. When I saw the shiny wrapping paper inside, my immediate thought was "Oh no! I opened it before the 21st!!!Nonononobad!" Nothing spoiled, but the package is safely stowed in the ottoman in my living room until the 21st.

Jhullie Don't feel bad I did the same. It came in an Amazon box and I was expecting a book I had ordered so I opened it. Sadly the book wasn't wrapped so I have ruined it for myself. 3y
beaniebankbeth @Jhullie oh no! Sorry that happened to you. 3y
DeborahSmall @Jhullie I did the same with book swap secret santa! I get books delivered daily. it was wrapped but not Xmas wrapping so I thought it was a book from one of the indie shops I order from. Even the card was in with wrapping, my swap was worried about time from Oz to Ireland and went via a London bookstore. I was having a bad day so it came at the right time! Looking forward to the 21st 📚❤️🎄 3y
Melli I hope you like it😀 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Oh, Anne. I'm quickly falling in love with this book & this adorable little girl.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Right?! Im kinda glad I waited until I was an adult to read these so they were 💯 appreciated 3y
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Cranford | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Thought I'd pair my @SerialReader issue of "Cranford" with a tall, refreshing glass of cool water in one of my favorite glasses when I noticed a crack in it. ?? This week is turning into a master class on why I can't have nice things.

DebinHawaii Why is it always the favorite things that break?! ☹️ 3y
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BAD GIRL, BIANCA! Bad girl! 😭 Not the original paperback I bought long ago at the book fair, but a cherished hardcover copy nonetheless. #ninjahubby was sad to hear about it & is on his way home with pizza for comfort. He says we can use what's left for bookish crafts. 💖 Love that Hufflepuff husband of mine who knows how to cheer up his Ravenclaw gal.

JPeterson Oh no! 😭 At least there will be comfort pizza soon, and a new life for the book with a bookish craft. 3y
TheNextBook I would have lost my mind! This breaks my heart! 3y
beaniebankbeth @TheNextBook I know. This is what happens with a Gryffindog. I thought I had put it behind me this morning & then when I brought up my dog during class as a quick aside, I told my class about the episode & how I was still upset with the fluff monster. Woo! At least I always keep it interesting. 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Feeling this quote right now.

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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My new mantra! 😂 #knittersoflitsy

Sue I like that a lot! 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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I think we're being just a little prejudiced, Marilla. Slow down, girl.

BookishFeminist 😳😳 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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OMG, @thealidoyle , look what you've started! I'm barely a page in & it mentions that Miss Rachel is known for having knit sixteen "cotton warp quilts" & BAM!!! I'm looking up articles & patterns for something that was knit over a CENTURY ago! @becausetrains , history moment here, since we've chatted about historic knits before.

#knittersoflitsy, #craftersoflitsy, has anyone tried to make one of these before? Results? Thoughts?

beaniebankbeth I posted a pic of socks I made for @thealidoyle because I obviously haven't knitted a cotton warp quilt...yet. This is awful timing, since I'm in the thick of rushed holiday knitting & crafting & all I want to do now is embark on this seemingly masochistic adventure of trying to make one of these. Oh dear. 3y
becausetrains Beautiful. ☺️ 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Why did I wait so long to download #serialreader??? I kept seeing posts on it & I am so stoked to try it. Merry early Bookmas to me! I'm starting with a #classicihaventread that almost shattered my long friendship with @thealidoyle . So, I'm fixing the fact that I somehow tragically missed out on Anne's adventures as a kid. Here goes!

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Shot of the typical state of my #teachersoflitsy desk: books, papers, half-eaten food, etc. Teaching this, finished a smidge past #nonfictionnov. Def a rec for the #overthis list if it's still accepting titles. Eye-opening yet empowering look at how in the US we have a monstrous trash problem, but it's a monster that every everyday person can conquer if we take a close look at our own trash creating habits & say no to the disposable economy.

BookishFeminist Def adding this to the #overthis list! With the November dumpster fire I've been working on it piecemeal so I can definitely add it since it's not a finished product yet. We got 10 pages of recs!! 😳💕 3y
beaniebankbeth @BookishFeminist holy syllabus Batman! 3y
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Hey, Littens. I need a little advice & reading support. I've been reading "Stiff" for #nonfictionnov, but have recently felt rather conflicted about it right now because of life atm. It is a great book. But, a couple days ago, #ninjahubby's grandma passed. I want to read & then once I get a few pages in, I get uneasy & put it down. Have you ever been there, where you want to read a book but you're not in the right place to read it right then?

DeeLew Oh yes, I have been there. It's probably best to set it aside for now. So sorry for your loss. Hugs! 💓 3y
TrishB Absolutely. Not the the right time sometimes. Hugs to you ❤ 3y
KarenUK Agree... if it's just not right for now, that's ok... set it aside... sending hugs, so sorry for your loss 💕 3y
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Reviewsbylola Definitely put it aside if you need to. 3y
megt Definitely been there before. Don't push yourself if it's not feeling like the right time. Hugs to you and your family. 3y
BeththeBookDragon She's got lots of other books to try if you'd like the humor with a different tooic 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Hugs and prayers! Go back to it when you are ready! 3y
DebinHawaii So sorry about your loss. I lost my mom about a year and a half ago and there are a lot of great books that I want to read but I have passed on and have to avoid as they make me too sad, so I totally get it. My feeling is that the books will be waiting when we are ready to read them. Hugs.❤️ 3y
beaniebankbeth Thanks everyone for your support. I love the Litsy community for this very reason. I didn't know the deceased as well as I wanted to, owing to Alzheimer's on top of a language barrier. However, she was and will always be a force of love in our family. 3y
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I'm a curious person. Like all journalists, I'm a voyeur. I write about what I find fascinating. I used to write about travel. I traveled to escape the known and the ordinary. The longer I did this, the farther afield I had to go. By the time I found myself in Antarctica for the third time, I began to search closer at hand. I began to look for the foreign lands between the cracks.

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Being dead is absurd. It's the silliest situation you'll find yourself in. Your limbs are floppy and uncooperative. Your mouth hangs open. Being dead is unsightly and stinky and embarrassing, and there's not a dam thing to be done about it.

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Not that there's anything wrong with just lying around on your back. In its way, rotting is interesting too, as we will see. It's just that there are other ways to spend your time as a cadaver. Get involved with science. Be an art exhibit. Become part of a tree. Some options for you to think about.
Death. It doesn't have to be boring.

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That moment when you're on that #gradinggrind since grades are due tomorrow & you're one of the #teachersoflitsy but you then go to check out the @LitsyFeministBookClub pick for next month & end up making friends with the librarian over a conversation on crafting & your multi-racial families, since she's noticed you bringing #ninjahubby around. 😂 💞 Love my town & my LIBRARY!!!

BookishFeminist Yesssssss 3y
TheNextBook I'm waiting to get mine! And that is awesome! 3y
beaniebankbeth @TheNextBook I was thinking of you and your lovely family. 💞 3y
TheNextBook ❤️❤️❤️❤️ How are you?! I feel like when grades are due everythinh stops. I'm glad you're getting some you time. 3y
beaniebankbeth Hi @TheNextBook ! 🤗 I'm good, especially after hearing from you! I often go to the library when I need to get work done quick without the distractions of home, like a fluffy dog that wants to play ball and, well, books. Grading does bring things to a halt at times, but I'm seeing daylight out of my pile of papers. How are you? 3y
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Dark pic, but whatev. #ninjahubby is reading an interesting fanfic called "Blindness" that reimagines HP' s story if he did not have sight. Intriguing stuff. #photoadaynov16 #disabilities

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Spent the day eating anything BUT paleo, which my MIL has started. Today was wine, pizza, mac and cheese egg rolls, empanadas, chimney cakes, pierogies, hot cocoa, fried Oreos, and apple fritters. #ninjahubby's mommy had a great time. Yay! A wonderful time with friends and family.

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beaniebankbeth
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So I couldn't make it to #bookriotlive16 but that's because I'm celebrating my MIL's birthday at a food trucks & fire pits festival today! I'm holding down the fort on a blanket I made for my #ninjahubby back when he graduate uni, sampling a chorizo empanada while awaiting hubby's return with kimchi fries. 😍🍟🍷

Bookzombie What a fun birthday!! 3y
KarenUK Sounds delicious! Enjoy! 💗 3y
becausetrains @beaniebankbeth Dammit I'm missing kimchi fries?? Missing you and #ninjahubby - give everyone hugs for me ☺️ 3y
beaniebankbeth @becausetrains #ninjahubby ended up eating most of it since I couldn't reconcile the sour of the kimchi with the cheese on the fries. I did not count on there being cheese on kimchi fries. I did have a mac and cheese egg roll from the same truck and it was yummy!!! 3y
MrBook Mmmmmm!!! 3y
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Found an awesome place to chill tonight & get away from social media while connecting with my town in person. If you find yourself in South Jersey, check out Abandoned Luncheonette. Run by a rock & roll local family, this place calls itself a "nosh & shop" spot, as part record shop/part cafe/part 2nd hand vintage store. I picked up this pocket Dickinson, drank tea, & chatted with the owners until closing. This place is good for my soul. ?

beaniebankbeth Of course, Bianca wanted to play while I was trying to take the photo. She was enjoying sniffing the book a moment before. #petsoflitsy 3y
DebinHawaii It sounds like the perfect place to chill. 👍 3y
becausetrains Uh what is this place?? 😀 (also Hi Bianca, you ewok you! 🐶) 3y
beaniebankbeth Omg, @becausetrains it literally opened up less than a week ago. Oh, and it's right next to the train tracks that run through town, because trains. 3y
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