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Joined September 2016

books and cats and books and cats and books and cats and... // IG: instagram.com/bookandcat_ig // GR: goodreads.com/bookandcat // Ravenclaw
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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) by Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Inland by Ta Obreht
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A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
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Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
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The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
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Monstress by Marjorie Liu
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The Night Tiger: A Novel by Yangsze Choo
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The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks
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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn
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Twist of Faith by Ellen J Green
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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
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Snap by Belinda Bauer
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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
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Legendary by Stephanie Garber
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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
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Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
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Rebecca by Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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Smile by Roddy Doyle
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The Lost Legends of New Jersey by Frederick Reiken
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The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
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Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
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The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor
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Sunburn by Laura Lippman
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This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
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Max Tilt: Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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Dare Me: A Novel by Megan Abbott
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The High Season: A Novel by Judy Blundell
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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
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My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Give Me Your Hand by Megan E Abbott
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Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
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Ohio by Stephen Markley
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The Waking Land by Callie Bates
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Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
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Bloodline by Claudia Gray
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The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham
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Fitness Junkie: A Novel by Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
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Roomies by Christina Lauren
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George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
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Warcross by Marie Lu
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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March: Book One by Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, John Lewis
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Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
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Geekerella by Ashley Poston
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Artemis by Andy Weir
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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
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November 9: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
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The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
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The Trust: A Novel by Ronald H. Balson
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Grant by Ron Chernow
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4321 by Paul Auster
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The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
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Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
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Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
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4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
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Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs
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Out by Natsuo Kirino
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It by Stephen King
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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
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The Grand Tour: A Novel by Adam O'Fallon Price
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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
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Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
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The Past: A Novel by Tessa Hadley
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Villette by Charlotte Bront
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The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
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Arcadia by Lauren Groff
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
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Children Of God by Mary Doria Russell
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The Royal We by Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese
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The Group: A Novel by Mary McCarthy
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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
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The Family Fang: A Novel by Kevin Wilson
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The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
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Station Eleven: A novel by Emily St. John Mandel
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Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
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Be Frank With Me: A Novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
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Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
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Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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SUPER fascinating article about #audiobook recording and narration. It's not all doom and gloom as the title suggests. They also talk about why Judi Dench has a hard time trying to narrate #audiobooks compared to her daughter 🤣

The Guardian: 'Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts': the secret life of the audiobook star.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/16/throat-hurts-brain-hurts-secret-li...

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Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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SUPER fascinating article about #audiobook recording and narration. It's not all doom and gloom as the title suggests. They also talk about why Judi Dench has a hard time trying to narrate #audiobooks compared to her daughter 🤣

The Guardian: 'Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts': the secret life of the audiobook star.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/16/throat-hurts-brain-hurts-secret-li...

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB are co-hosting a buddy read of Case Histories in January! This has been on my tbr shelf for a while. I'm gonna try to do it! Hope others can join in too - let them know if you want in!

Cinfhen Thanks for posting and spreading the word xx 5d
BarbaraBB Thanks Jen! 😘 5d
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The Boy Is Back | Meg Cabot
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Finished the other #LMPBC book! This was super cute. Reed and Becky grew up in a small Indiana town and dated in high school but things went sour. Now Reed is back to help out his aging parents in their move and Becky is the person helping them downsize! As with all of Cabot's "The Boy..." series, it's told via emails and texts and chats and the like. And in typical Cabot fashion, it's adorable and hilarious and fun. 4⭐ @schlinkles @TsundokuAleax

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Super cute and sexy romance from Tessa Bailey. I was intrigued after seeing her at a book festival! Georgie is never taken seriously, being youngest sibling and also a literal clown for children's parties. Travis, a professional baseball player (in more ways than one, he is nicknamed "Two Bats") was forced to retire because of injury and is back in town. They pretend to date to change their reps. 5⭐ fun.
#deweysreadathon #readathon #romantsy

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Between pan and so-so for me (2.5 stars) - Gork is a teenage space dragon who is nicknamed Weak Sauce and is nothing like his famous grandfather Dr. Terrible but must get the girl and find a planet to conquer by day's end. Some parts are hilarious and made me LOL but some of it made me eyeroll - the writing/execution just isn't there the way the premise promised. I kept getting stuck during it but finally am done. #lmpbc
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bookandcat Finished the end of this as part of #deweysreadathon #readathon - I can also finally review it for #netgalley (it's very, very overdue 😆🙃) 3w
Schlinkles I had a lot of the same feelings about it. It helped that I had to finish it for a book club so I had a definite deadline. 3w
bookandcat @Schlinkles same it would have been unfinished for netgalley for forever otherwise 🙃 3w
TsundokuAleax Oh, there was so much eye rolling for parts but kept reminding myself that it is for younger readers. I know a lot of children who like action but not reading would enjoy this a lot 3w
bookandcat @TsundokuAleax agree whole heartedly! His style is kind of like...a less refined Chuck Wendig. Very punchy and fast paced 3w
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Halloween Surprise | Lauren Cecil
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Came home to an absolutely delightful treat (not a trick!) - a wonderful surprise Halloween cheer box from my postal book club mate @TsundokuAleax ! Thank you so very much! This was so thoughtful and lovely ❤️ I am going to eat a Reese's pumpkin now, they are my favorite 😊☺️😁 Thank you again!

TsundokuAleax Yay! I am so glad that you enjoyed the box. I crossed my fingers for no peanut allergies with the treats 1mo
bookandcat @TsundokuAleax no peanut allergies! 😁 Seriously not kidding when I say Reese's pumpkins are my favorite. 😁😁😁 Slight lavender allergy but the soap can go to a good home. Do you know if the bath bomb is a lavender one or a different scent? 4w
bookandcat @TsundokuAleax also WHERE DID YOU FIND THE VHS TAPE BOOKMARK IT IS GENIUS ABSOLUTE GENIUS 4w
TsundokuAleax If it has lavender bits on the top, then totally skip it. I honestly can't remember which scents went to who or which ones were available. I will make a note of this for any future purchases. 4w
TsundokuAleax @bookandcat As for the bookmark, there is a guy who comes to local market a few times a year. I basically scour his collection for good ones. He does notebooks too. 4w
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Pulling my best Belle impression and reading while walking 😆 This book is excellent so far (I also enjoyed Normal People).

#bfc #gobletoffitness

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@wanderinglynn #bfc #bfcr4 #bookfitnesschallenge

BFC 4 Wk 1:
✅2 books/wk (4)
✅63000 weekly steps
✅210 active min/wk
❌under calories count 5/7 days (didn't track)

Phew got the steps in just in time! Was low on day 1 so had to add extra steps which was rough, but the book festival caught me up today! 😁

@crazyspine @Honeybeegirl @jmtrivera

crazyspine Way to go! A book festival sounds fun! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 1mo
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Ice cream rolls and reading my new book (I skipped the final session block of the book festival) Yeah, what the book says - NO JUDGMENTS 😆

LA_Mead I didn‘t realize she had a new book out! I‘m going to have to pick that one up! 1mo
bookandcat @LA_Mead it's hard to keep up with her when she has over 80 books 😆😅 this one is great so far! 1mo
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@schlinkles @TsundokuAleax any preferences for next rotation? The Bailey and Cabot are gonna have romance in them

Schlinkles I like Meg Cabot! Her books are usually cute. 1mo
TsundokuAleax I like the Meg Cabot as well! The format also looks like it will be fun 1mo
bookandcat @schlinkles @TsundokuAleax Cabot it is in! Huzzah 1mo
TsundokuAleax Woohoo!!! 1mo
Schlinkles Yay! 1mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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With the fabulous Madeline Miller (author of Circe and Song of Achilles). I hear she is working on an adaptation of The Tempest next!
#morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival

BookishMarginalia Cool on both counts! 1mo
bookandcat @BookishMarginalia she was a wonderful speaker! 😁 1mo
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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So pumped to meet Shannon Chakraborty who writes the super awesome Daevabad trilogy!
#morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival #authortalk #fantasy #speculativefiction

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Seeing in incredible Madeline Miller (Circe, The Song of Achilles)

#morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival #authortalk #mythology

wen4blu I was there! My favorite was talking about witches in a church, ha! 1mo
bookandcat @wen4blu yes it was too funny! I loved her talk. Wish I had known you were there I would have said hi! 😁 1mo
wen4blu I know! I didn‘t think to scroll through Litsy until I got home. Maybe next year! 1mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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"but first, let me take a selfie" with award-winning writer Tea Obreht! ? #mfob

MicheleinPhilly Holy crap. Is she 12??? 1mo
bookandcat @MicheleinPhilly ikr? She was born in '85 1mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Next talk: Tea Obreht (L), Sarah Blake and Julie Orringer (R - moderator is between Obhret and Blake). Fascinating conversation about history and fiction and process. Obreht: The Tiger's Wife, Inland. Blake: The Postmistress, The Guest Book. Orringer: The Invisible Bridge, The Flight Portfolio.

#morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival #authortalk #historicalfiction

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Spotted at the book tent while waiting in line to meet Jean Kwok (Searching for Sylvie Lee) - Joanne Ramos (The Farm) and Lauren Wilkinson (American Spy)! #morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival

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Next talk - standing room only about historical fiction between Marie Benedict (The Only Woman in the Room, about Hedy Lamarr, aka the book that kept me up til 3 am reading) and Whitney Scharer (The Age of Light). #morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival #authortalk #historicalfiction

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Have a great time! 1mo
bookandcat @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks I had a wonderful time! 1mo
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At Morristown Festival of Books once again! Talk 1 was on romance - a conversation between Meg Cabot and Tessa Bailey! So fun it was like hanging out with two girlfriends. Can't wait to read No Judgments and Fix Her Up! #morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival #authortalk #romantsy

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Introductions | C L Stone

@wanderinglynn #bfc #bfcr4 #bookfitnesschallenge

BFC round 4! Woohoo!

Goals are:
-2 books/week
-63000 weekly steps (9000 steps/day avg)
-210 active minutes/week (30/day avg)
-under calories count 5/7 days (aka less calories in than out, no set number)

Bumping my steps up to 9000 a day for the first time which should be quite challenging for me given my work schedule and colder weather. Good luck all!

@crazyspine @Honeybeegirl @jmtrivera

ShelfRighteous Amazing goals🤩 1mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
crazyspine You can do it! 1mo
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The new Black Canary #graphicnovel is good clean superhero fun - middle grade introduction to the next generation of Black Canary, who has a supersonic voice. Cabot's dialogue is relatable and McGee's art is charming. New and old #dc #comics fans should enjoy. 4 stars.
I received an #ARC from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review. On sale 10/29.

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#7days7covers #covercrush

7 days 7 covers no explanations.

Day 7: 3 Harry Potters (couldn't pick which one).
-Brian Selznick cover of Prisoner of Azkaban
-Jim Kay illustrated cover of Sorcerer's Stone
-Goblet of Fire Bloomsbury gift edition (orange slipcover and blue hardcover with gold engraving)

@chili would you like to play?

This was a fun week, thanks all! 😁

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#7days7covers #covercrush

7 covers, 7 days, no explanations.

Day 6: blue hardcover of All These Wonders (The Moth Vol. 1), edited by Catherine Burns, with gold embossing and engraving

@Liberty would you like to play?

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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My husband had a men's sectional before the start of our choir practice so I'm enjoying the last day of summer by sitting outside the rehearsal space and reading 😁
This author is coming to Morristown Festival of Books (I'm attending on Oct 12) and it's really good so far!

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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#7covers7days #covercrush

7 covers, 7 days, no explanations.

Day 5: catalog cover paperback of Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

(Side note: Grady Hendrix books always have AMAZING covers - and interiors - no matter the edition. They make great material objects. Check out various covers on My Best Friend's Exorcism to see. However, I am only picking from books I own.)

@MoniqueReads305 would you like to play?

MoniqueReads305 @bookandcat I would love to play. Thanks for tagging me. 2mo
LaurenELovesToRead Ikea- the wonderful everyday. 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush

7 days, 7 covers, no explanations.

Day 4: foiled paperback of China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

@BlameJennyJane would you like to play?

BlameJennyJane Absolutely!! 7 cool cover in 7 days? (edited) 2mo
bookandcat @BlameJennyJane yep 7 covers you love! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @bookandcat I can manage that! Thanks for the tag! 🤗 (edited) 2mo
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Mossflower | Brian Jacques
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#7days7books #covercrush
7 days, 7 covers, no explanations.

Day 3 (I posted late whoops): Mossflower (Redwall prequel) by Brian Jacques, purchased in the 1990s

@TsundokuAleax , would you like to play?

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I have this exact same copy! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
TsundokuAleax Oh, yes! 2mo
bookandcat @chaoticgoodhufflepuff twins! It's such a lovely cover! I am sorry they changed it for current printing ☹️ 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I know! And then they changed the sizes too! So now my last two don‘t match the rest of them! 2mo
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The Clasp: A Novel | Sloane Crosley
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#7covers7days #covercrush

7 covers, 7 days, no explanations.

Day 2: Hot pink edition hardcover (featuring shiny gold chains details) of The Clasp by Sloane Crosley.
(There are multiple editions that feature other colors.)

@schlinkles would you like to play?

Schlinkles Sure! 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush

7 days, 7 covers, no explanation.

Day 1: Soft suede Lord of the Rings trilogy with gold letterpress.

@Meaw_catlady would you like to play?

bookandcat Was tagged in this by @zezeki ! 2mo
Caroline2 😍 2mo
Megara 😍 2mo
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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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Today is my 3rd #Litsyversary 🥳🎈🎉! I love this community more than words can say. Thank you for a wonderful 3 years and here's to many more to come! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

(Btw the tagged book is a wonderful story, it was the first Moriarty book I read.)

AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🎉📚 2mo
TheSpineView Happy Anniversary! 🥳📚🥳📚🥳📚 2mo
brilliantglow Happy 3 years! 2mo
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Bklover How do I find out my Litsyversary? I believe it is three years this month but not sure of the date 2mo
bookandcat @Bklover this account will autotag you iirc. Not sure if you have to follow it or not, but this account is automated 2mo
bookandcat @Bklover the Litsyversary account I mean. Not mine 😂😂 2mo
bookandcat @AnneCecilie @TheSpineView @brilliantglow Thank you! ❤️🥳🎉🎈🎂 2mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽 2mo
Bklover @bookandcat Thank you!!! 2mo
bookandcat @Jas16 thanks! 2mo
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Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare
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#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive @wanderinglynn

Week 6
Did not reach any goals this week except books read (9) as I was sick and then have been beyond busy at rehearsals/performances of Julius Caesar (I am Cinna the Conspirator, pictured above). Loved my team, felt bad I went AWOL! Thanks for a good round!

@meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @BlameJennyJane @Minispok @ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @Lucy_Anywhere

wanderinglynn I hope you‘re feeling better. And remember, even if you didn‘t meet your goals, you still made progress and are further along that you were 6 weeks ago! So celebrate that! And how awesome you‘re in the play. Break a leg! 2mo
bookandcat @wanderinglynn thanks! Doing better. Had an allergic reaction so had breathing issues (which made it hard to walk 😅) but am off of the steroids/inhaler - all back to normal now! 2mo
BlameJennyJane 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Meaw_catlady Sorry to hear you got sick! Hope you are doing better and good luck with the play!! Thanks for being a part of a great team! Keep up with your goals !! 💕🤗 2mo
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Paper Lanterns | Stefan Czernecki
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#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive @wanderinglynn

Week 5 goals
✅ 2 books/wk (9)
✅ 59.5k weekly steps
✅ 210 active minutes
✅❔ under cal. count 5/7 days

Hit weekly step goal thanks to a monster day 1 (boardwalk steps). I think I hit calorie goal but I didn't log this week. Enjoyed visiting a lantern festival today though!

@meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @BlameJennyJane @Minispok @ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @Lucy_Anywhere

wanderinglynn Very cool photo! Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
TheDaysGoBy So cool! 2mo
Meaw_catlady Wow looks like a great time ! And a great week! Keep it up! 👏 2mo
BlameJennyJane That pick is awesome! Sounds like you had a great week!! 💗🙌🏽 2mo
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I won a contest and got a free book and book tshirts from Morristown Festival of Books! Can I expect to see anyone there this year? It's my favorite literary event, I've gone a few years in a a row Saturday Oct 12th Morristown NJ (it's free! Keynote is Oct 11th).

https://morristownbooks.org/

#mfob #morristownfestivalofbooks #bookfestival #nj

Crazeedi Awesome!! Love the tshirts 2mo
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#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive @wanderinglynn

Week 4 goals
✅ 2 books/wk (15)
✅ 59.5k weekly steps
✅ 210 active minutes
✅❌❔ under cal. count 5/7 days

Got my steps in! Beach vacation plus walkable town = steps and books 😁 however, no clue on calories, didn't log. Did well before we went on vacation 😜😆 am enjoying myself!

@meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @BlameJennyJane @Minispok @ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @Lucy_Anywhere

Meaw_catlady Yay! Great job! Looks like a beautiful vacation spot! 🌙😊👏💕 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Enjoy your vacay! 3mo
BlameJennyJane I hope you are having a blast!! Fabulous week all around! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💗 3mo
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One Night in Provence | Barbara Wallace
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I never read any Harlequin Romances til 2 or 3 years ago and now I get them sometimes for beach vacations - they just fit vacation life so perfectly 😁❤️ working on 2 of 3. Carrying The Millionaire's Baby was before this and was quite fun - like Runaway Bride on a tropical island! 😆
For those new to Harlequin, the pink covers mean the book has more clean romance (white with red cover gets more steamy).
#vacation #beachread #laborday #romantsy

ravenlee My grandmother used to love Harlequins - but she always skipped “those pages” (said in a low voice). 3mo
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The Iron King: a novel | Maurice Druon
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Panpan

This wasn't like Game of Thrones at all :-( fantasy aside (because I know it's not fantasy) I wasn't intrigued :-(

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The Majesties: A Novel | Tiffany Tsao
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One last beach trip for labor day weekend. This book is being described as Crazy Rich Asians meets Gillian Flynn. So far the protagonist's sister poisoned and killed all 300 of her family members (barring the protagonist) at a gala birthday party in the first 5 pages, so needless to say I'm intrigued.
Edit: finished, 5 stars! If you like Big Little Lies you'll like this.
#netgalley #beachread #arc #laborday

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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/22-ambassadors-recommend-the-one-book-to-read...

Really cool list of ambassador-recommended books if you're looking to do some world reading! I read a few of these on my read across Europe summer project last year and think this an excellent list! Tagged book is the UK rec.

saresmoore Neat! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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Yikes!!! | Bill Myers

#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive @wanderinglynn

Week 3 goals
✅ 2 books/wk (9)
❌ 59.5k weekly steps
❌ 210 active minutes
❌ under cal. count 5/7 days

Week 3 went poorly for me. Forgot to log calories, and have been plagued by horrible thunderstorms, anxiety, and other factors that have made getting steps in hard. Trying to be patient with myself and remember I'm trying my best. Next week is another week!
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Airykah13 It wasn‘t my best week either and that‘s ok! We got this ❤️ 3mo
bromeliad I had a rough week too! But it's ok, we'll keep chipping away at the goals next week! And something is better than nothing! 3mo
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BlameJennyJane Hang in there Jen! 🤗 3mo
Peddler410 Not my best either. Tomorrow starts a new week. 3mo
wanderinglynn One step, one day at a time. 💜 You‘re making great progress. We all have down weeks. I feel ya. Hang in there. 3mo
BarbaraJean This was a harder week for me, too. I‘m glad to be tracking goals weekly—it‘s nice to have a fresh start and reset for a better try next week! 3mo
Meaw_catlady We can not control the weather but we can keep pushing forward even through the bad weeks! Sending you calm energies to help with the anxiety! 🙏 3mo
Millesent Today is the first day of the rest of your life. But don‘t worry, so is tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that. Ha ha. I read this somewhere and it really struck me as funny. 3mo
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Walking | Laleh Khadivi

#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive @wanderinglynn

Week 2 goals
✅ 2 books/wk (6)
✅ 59.5k weekly steps
✅ 210 active minutes
✅ under cal. count 5/7 days

Week 2 of round 3 went better than expected, but it was tough to get in steps some days and I am still trying to make them up (6k to go to make it). UPDATE: MADE IT!

@meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @BlameJennyJane @Minispok @ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @Lucy_Anywhere

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere Well done 👏 3mo
Minispok Awesome job! 3mo
Meaw_catlady Yay!! Keep up the great work! You inspire me with going for those steps even to the last minute! 👏💕 3mo
BlameJennyJane Exciting! Love the update! 3mo
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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Congrats to @PageTurner789 - you won my #32kgiveaway !

Contact me with your mailing address so I can mail you your signed copy of SHATTER ME!

Thanks everyone who entered!

Marilyncjackson Congratulations 🎊 3mo
PageTurner789 Wow I'm shocked! Thank You SO MUCH!!! 3mo
bookandcat @PageTurner789 you're welcome! Congrats! I'll try to mail it out to you this week! 3mo
PageTurner789 Thank You I'm excited! 3mo
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Whee! For my #staycationintimeswap box, @Jerdencon sent me to Ancient Rome! How did you know Italy and especially Rome is one of my FAVORITE places (I even minored in Italian and FB just reminded me I was in Italy 5 years ago today). I am so pumped to get this book I've been wanting to read, some legit biscotti, and a keychain and SPQR necklace 😁😁😁 thanks so much for your thoughtful package, I love it!
Thanks @Chrissyreadit for hosting! #sits

Jerdencon Yay! Glad you like everything! I am in upstate NY at a waterpark but coming home tonight so will open and post tonight! Can‘t wait to open mine! 3mo
bookandcat @Jerdencon enjoy your trips IRL and in swap form! Thanks again! Hope you like your box 🥰 3mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!!! Enjoy your Staycation! 3mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Reminder - I am hosting a GIVEAWAY to celebrate hitting 32k! I am giving away a signed deluxe edition of Shatter Me, the first book in an awesome series!

Entries close by end of day THIS FRIDAY; I plan to draw the winner on Saturday. You'd have a REALLY good chance to win based on current entry numbers!

To enter, repost, tag @bookandcat, and use the #32kgiveaway hashtag! (US only please.)

#giveaway #litsyhappenings #ya #shatterme

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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy | Madeleine L'Engle
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Killing time at Barnes and Noble between doctor's appointments. I got that A Wrinkle in Time collector's edition (it also contains A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet) for $2 - I rescued it from super clearance! 😱😱😱😱 #bookhaul #bookstore #scifi #fantasy

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Wow! Ruth Ware does it again. This might be my new favorite book of hers. It is thrilling, full of twists and turns, everything is well-plotted, and Ware knows just how to make you feel unsettled without feeling spooked. The Nanny Diaries meets The Turn of the Screw - a haunted house story for the smart home era! (You will *never* want a smart home after this). 5 stars.
#botm #bookofthemonth #beachread #thriller

Chrissyreadit Checking in about your Staycation In Time Swap package in case you were not notified about my tag.... 3mo
bookandcat @Chrissyreadit hi, I am not sure which tag you mean! I emailed you when I sent mine out and I tagged you in the post when I received a package from my swapmmate - as far as I know we should all be squared away as she received her package too! Was there something else I should do? 3mo
bookandcat @Chrissyreadit it was a few weeks ago that I mailed mine and also got mine 3mo
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Chrissyreadit @bookandcat sorry! I was double checking off a second list. 3mo
Chrissyreadit Thank you for responding!!!! 3mo
bookandcat @Chrissyreadit no worries! Thanks for putting this together and following up! Opening day is Wednesday right? 3mo
Chrissyreadit Yes!!! So excited!!!!! 3mo
Buechersuechtling I don‘t even want one before ever having read this. 😉 But thanks for your review, it made me curious. 🙂 2mo
bookandcat @Buechersuechtling thanks! it was quite an enjoyable read! 2mo
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#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive @wanderinglynn

Week 1 goals
✅ 2 books/wk (8 so far)
✅ 59.5k weekly steps (anticipated)
✅ 210 active minutes
✅ under cal. count 5/7 days

Week 1 of round 3 went well despite some hiccups w/ rain/vacation. Hoping to read more on the beach today. According to my doc I've also lost weight since June!
@meaw_catlady @Airykah13 @BlameJennyJane @Minispok @ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @Lucy_Anywhere

BlameJennyJane 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Minispok Awesome! 😀 3mo
Meaw_catlady Yay!! Great week one!! Keep up the hard work and the great encouragement with the team!! 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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Lucy_Anywhere What a great start 🙌 weather can play havoc with the best laid plans, but flexibility is key. Keep it up! 3mo
Econaghan Wow-fabulous week! I agree with @Lucy_Anywhere, you have to be flexible. You‘ve got this! 👏🏻👍🏻 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 3mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Celebrating my 5th anniversary on the beach! Just finished this super adorable romance book - perfect beach read. Olive hates Ethan, but when her twin Ami gets married to Ethan's brother Dane and everyone EXCEPT Olive and Ethan get sick, they are sent on the bridal honeymoon to Maui instead. Highjinks ensue. This would also make a perfect romcom movie. Flirty read but nothing overly graphic in this book either - PG-13. 5 🌟 #beachread #romantsy

Beatlefan129 Happy anniversary! 3mo
mydearwatson Happy anniversary! 3mo
BookBabe Happy Anniversary! ❤️ 3mo
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Megabooks Happy anniversary! 🍾🍾💕 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Anniversary! 🎊❤️🥂 3mo
LauraBeth Happy Anniversary! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
ChasingOm Happy anniversary! I‘ve got this on my list to buy for our honeymoon — in December! 🤣 3mo
tammysue Happy Anniversary! ♥️🥂 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Anniversary 🎊🎊🎊 3mo
bookandcat @ChasingOm thank you! It was a fun read - where are you going on your honeymoon? Is your wedding happening right before you leave? Congratulations! 3mo
ChasingOm We‘re going to Jamaica. We got married last December, so it will be our honeymoon/1st anniversary. 😄 Thanks! 3mo
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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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Fiona Davis does it again! Read this on my treadmill walk (I swung by the gym between clients) and it was great! 2 USO actresses try to make it on Broadway in the 1950s but cross paths with the McCarthy Communist witchhunt. 4 stars.
#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive

Crazeedi I want to read this! 3mo
bookandcat @Crazeedi I liked it!! Read it entirely on the treadmill 3mo
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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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Toni Morrison has passed away. She was truly a legend and a national treasure. Her books are on my "shelf of honor".

Bibliogeekery 💔 3mo
Caroline2 😔 3mo
SW-T 😢💔 3mo
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I just finished reading Furious Hours by Casey Cep (it's about an unfinished true crime book Harper Lee was writing) and I started thinking of my visit to HarperCollins on Epic Reads Day! One of their lobby coffee tables is filled with Lee-related memorabilia including an ARC of TKAM!
Don't forget to enter my #32kGiveaway of a book I got signed at EpicReads Day! See my original post for #giveaway details:
https://litsy.com/p/WFdNUXZwUWI0