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Joined September 2016

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Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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I got it! The elusive copy of Fourth Wing w/ painted edges. I heard only the first run of the book will have the edges & restocks will now be plain. I guess that would've been what I deserved for sleeping on the biggest book of the year...

carmens.library Anyway, hunted it down and it looks like these 2 copies may be the only ones left within 100 miles!!! (One is for a friend) I got lucky!!! Obviously, couldn't go to multiple places looking for 1 specific book and not end up with several others by the time I was done 🤣🤣 #bookaddict #bookstack #romantasy 13mo
5feet.of.fury Haha good find! I‘m listening to it but it is good so far! 13mo
RaeLovesToRead I totally ordered my copy from America for the edges 🥰🥰🥰 I regret nothing. It's gorgeous! 13mo
BookBr Totally worth it — I just finished and it‘s an excellent read and a beautiful book! 13mo
TheBookKeepers Wow!! We‘re reading this in June for my Insta book club and it‘s sold out everywhere 😱 I tried my bookstore today with no luck haha 13mo
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Journey Into Darkness (re-Issue) | John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker, John D. OLSHAKER
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It's true crime reading time 🔪🩸 This month #truecrimebookclub is reading Mindhunter. I've already read that one, but it's encouraged me to finally pick this one up! I've had it on the TBR for a very long time📚 I'm thankful for another beautiful day so I can read in my new favorite spot! ☀️
#truecrimebooks #readingoutside #readinginahammock

CBee That bookmark is 🔥 13mo
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Mothered | Zoje Stage
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#shelfiesunday Happy Mother's day everyone! These skull bookends are one of the gifts my boys got me. I think it's safe to say you're a bit of a weirdo when this is what your kids think of when they think of you 😂 I absolutely love them though and they're perfect for my gothic/Edgar Allen Poe themed library.
#mothersday #gothicbookshelves #weirdmomsbuildcharacter

Blerdgal_Fenix Love this pic! 13mo
5feet.of.fury So many goodies & I LOVE the bookends 13mo
dabbe A perfect fit. Happy Mom's Day! 🖤🖤🖤 13mo
BethM Or it says that you have awesome kids! 13mo
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Neon Gods | Katee Robert
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After a very long day of LOTS of yard work and finally landscaping the front yard, I think it's time to relax with a new book and glass of beer. I'm really looking forward to this series. Hopefully, it lives up to the hype! 🤞
#booksandbeer #springcleaning #springreading #bookannotations #neongods

ShelleyBooksie Great book. 13mo
dabbe Enjoy! You've more than earned it! P.S. Love the bag! 🤣💚🤗 13mo
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The Mad Women's Ball | Victoria Mas
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Enough said 😂😂

dabbe #amensista 🤣💚🤗 13mo
Meshell1313 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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Crash & Burn: Arc | A. J. Nicole
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This is only my 2nd time annotating a book, but it might become an addiction! I absolutely cannot bring myself to highlight or write directly in a book, so I have to confine all commentary to the size of my note tabs 😂 I've also only annotated romance books so far because, honestly, it's just more fun to take notes on all the spice 🌶️😉 That's why I'm loving the annotating tabs and review pages that come with @probablysmutbookclub each month!

DinoMom Love the pouch! 14mo
Larkken I feel like the skelly should be on fire… lol. Love the tabs set! Just bought something similar from Amazon and am enjoying deploying the color coding at my whims 😈 14mo
jmezzacasa Amazon has transparent highlighter tape! Might be a good option to try! You could highlight what you want without actually marking up your book 🙂 13mo
carmens.library @jmezzacasa I am looking into this right now! Thanks!! 13mo
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Priest | Sierra Simone
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There's really no practically about it... It just is what it is. This one is about a 1.5⭐ on the actual plot, but 5🌶️ for the spice 🤣🤣🤣 #plotwhatplot #smutreadersofinstagram #readwhateveryouwant

Meshell1313 That mug is everything! 🤣🙌 14mo
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Priest | Sierra Simone
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Latest #bookhaul ?? The bottom two were from my most recent trip to B&N and the top 2 were books that I passed up when I was there, but then changed my mind and ordered them ?? Then, I bought Gory Details in preparation for the June botm for #truecrimebookclub My "good girl" subscription for #probablysmutbookclub should be arriving tomorrow and I can't wait for the unboxing of that!! #bookaddiction #idonthaveaproblemyouhaveaproblem

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Wrapped: The Fit Trilogy, #3.5 | Rebekah Weatherspoon
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Finished 18 books this month! That included finishing two series, Vicious Lost Boys and Mindf*ck. It was mostly romance this month, but I also read some mystery/thriller, true crime, YA, and 2 middle grade books with my boys. #romancereader #readwhateveryouwant #goodgirlsreadsmut

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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Finally finished this one! Not my favorite Ruth Ware book, but certainly not my least favorite either. It was such a struggle to get into it though. It wasn't until about halfway through that this one really picked up, but I wasn't going to give up since this was the last book left to get myself up to date on all of her books released so far. It was worth it in the end but still probably only about a 3.5 ⭐ read.

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Broken Dreams | Abbie Roads
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Just finished the first book of this series, Dangerous Dreams, and it was wild. Not sure how else to describe it. It's dark romance, but pretty different from anything I've read before. There were some intense moments and an interesting backstory that involved a legend. Still not quite sure how I feel about it. It was just so different, but I read it fast and I'm very curious about the next book, Broken Dreams, so I guess that means I liked it.

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One by One | Ruth Ware
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I'm trying, I'm really trying... I don't know why I keep reading Ruth Ware. Every time I finish one of her books I just feel.. meh. Yet, I continue to keep reading every book she writes, so clearly I don't hate them. In fairness, they're quick, easy reads and generally entertaining. They just tend to be a tad predictable. Honestly though, I am struggling to get into this one. Please tell me, does it pick up at some point? Because really 🥱

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Yesterday, was a bit of a day so I really needed some unwinding time at the end of the day. ⬆️ This (or my bathtub) is my go to plan for relaxing🍷📖

Currently reading... I got Broken Dreams from Netgalley, which is technically a standalone, but I didn't realize it is part of a series of standalones (Beautiful Nightmares). So, of course, I feel like I need to read book one, Dangerous Dreams, first. Has anyone else read this series? Thoughts?

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Coven | Adelaide Forrest, Harper L Woods
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Just finished The Coven and it is a solid 4⭐! It's described as fantasy romance, but I felt more of a dark fantasy vibe from this (⚠️ no HEA!)... think Sabrina (new, not old!). It definitely has very dark themes, but if that's your thing then you won't want to miss this. There's some great spice thrown in too! ( A bit lacking for my tastes 😂, but what's there is 🔥) I'll definitely be ordering book 2, The Cursed, when it's available in August!!

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Coven | Adelaide Forrest, Harper L Woods
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Beautiful day to read in the hammock! ☀️📖 Just started The Coven by Harper L. Woods a couple of days ago. This has been a bit of #slowburn but I can tell it's going to get very spicy very soon! 🌶️🥵 So far, I would definitely recommend it, but it is dark romance so check the #triggerwarnings first! #witchvampireromance #touchheranddie #enemiestolovers #darkromance

carolcharityhome anyone here wanna support our homeless orphans with disabilities in our orphanage homes? 1y
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It's finally warm enough to get back out to my favorite place to read! Perfect timing for my new book to arrive. This seems like it will be the perfect feel-good read!
#readingontheporch #readingoutside #feelgoodreads #feelgoodbook #theoffice #theofficeladies #happyspring

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It's been awhile since I put a shout-out to the other #bookstagrammers out there... I'm always happy to find new followers and people to follow, so come find me on IG. #bookstagrammersoflitsy

Here's my #bookstagram:
(Link in comments)

*Let me know if you follow so I can follow back!

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So, I've been seeing everyone stickering up their kindles and thought it looked fun. Here's the finished product! Can you tell what most of my ebook content is??? 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 I typically prefer a physical book, but I tend to stick to ebooks for my smuttier stuff. So these stickers seemed... fitting. (I was going to say appropriate, but that seemed like the wrong word😂😂)

ShelleyBooksie Those stickers are amazing. "Spread those pages." Ha!! 1y
peanutnine Omg I love this so much! 😂 1y
CatMS 🤣better hide it from the kids!! 1y
JamieArc Cliterature 😂😂 Love it! 1y
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Their Vicious Darling | Nikki St Crowe
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I love my new shirt from NerdVibeDesigns! It pairs well with the book I'm starting today, The Fae Princes! I just started this series a few days ago after hearing about it in my book club and I'm already on to book 4. It's a pretty good twist on the Peter Pan story, but the content... 🔥⚠️ #yesimreadingsmutagain #ireadwhatiwant

julesG That shirt!!! 😂😍 1y
Zuhkeeyah I love the shirt! 1y
peanutnine That shirt is amazing 😂💖 1y
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Sin Eater: A Novel | Megan Campisi
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These are just a few books from my #apriltbr
I'm waiting on some to get delivered and some are on my kindle. This month's goal is 8 books:
-One Look (w/#probablysmutbookclub )
-Cults (w/#truecrimebookclub )
-The Sin Eater (buddy read w/ @booksallthebooks -IG-)
-The Last Housewife (w/#thebookstabookclub )
-Hunting Adeline
-The Coven
-Finish Vicious Lost Boys series (1.5 books to go)
#readinggoals #truecrime #smutreadersunite #readwhateveryouwant

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Love my new shirt from @probablysmut !! Who else loves morally gray characters? 🙋‍♀️ Who is your favorite?? 😇👿🩶
#myfavoritecolorismorallygray #morallygreycharacters #readwhateveryouwant

persephone1408 My favorite morally grey characters are Cardan Greenbrier and Kaz Brekker! 🖤🖤 1y
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Here's the April pick for the #truecrimebookclub . I'm pretty fascinated by cults, so this book looks very interesting. Anyone else joining in for this one?? What book club picks have you read this month? anything you're really looking forward to for next month?
#bookclubsofinstagram #bookclubreads

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The April picks for 2 of my bookclubs arrived yesterday! This is the first one for #probablysmutbookclub , One Look by Lena Hendrix. I've never read anything by Lena Hendrix, but her books have been highly recommended so I'm looking forward to this. #nflromance #sportsromance #smalltownromance #bossemployeeromance #singledadromance
#allthetropes

I'll share my April book for #truecrimebookclub tomorrow!

*Wrong book tagged, not in Litsy library

BethM Is this probably smut book club a subscription type thing or an IRL book club? 1y
carmens.library @BethM It's online. It was started by a bookish shop so they do have a subscription plan which includes the book, but they also have a free option. https://probablysmut.com/pages/ps-book-club 1y
BethM Orders the book and joined free! I‘m jealous of that book sleeve though! 1y
carmens.library @BethM Awesome!! I actually found the book sleeve on amazon. It's not as nice as some of the sleeves I've gotten from bookish shops because it doesn't have padding, but I do love that it has a pocket. 1y
KristiAhlers OMG I just finished this one. I love this book club! 1y
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I'm really enjoying my #currentread 📚. I may even like it better than the first book so far. Unfortunately, I've been a bit too busy to get in much reading lately, but hopefully, I can find some time today. What is everyone reading right now? Anything new that you've absolutely loved? #readingrecommendations

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover 💗❤️‍🩹 1y
CatMS Awesome cover💖 1y
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Sitting at my kids' homeschool co-op reading while they're in classes and thought I'd post a quick reading update. After reading 8 nonfiction books in preparation for my trip to New Orleans I'm in need of something lighter. So it's good timing for my newest arrival, Immortality. It's the sequel to Anatomy which I loved so I'm really excited to read this. Maybe not the light, fluffy read I was looking for, but now that I have it I want to read it.

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I have been fighting a cold for a week now, so it's time for a nice, healing bath. Also a great time to get started on the next books in my #neworleans #tbr for my upcoming trip to #nola . I've already read books on Voodoo, Marie Laveau, and Madame Lalaurie. Next up are The Awakening, The Axeman, and Nine Lives. Any votes for which one I should start with??? #readinginthebath #bathtimereading

5feet.of.fury I haven‘t read The Awakening since college, but I loved it. You have such a great set up for your bath 🛁 1y
IuliaC Perfect set up for bath reading 1y
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Two books down and they covered a lot of spots in #holidayromancebingo but no bingo yet! Moving on to book # 3, A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale.
#christmasromance #christmasreading

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Getting started on my Advent buddy reads! Every year I choose one book to read w/ my mom and sister and one to read w/ my mother-in-law and sister-in-law during Advent. This year I'm going with two cozy mysteries, so I hope I don't confuse the stories 😂😂 #adventbuddyread #christmasbuddyread #countdowntochristmas #christmasreading

Aims42 This is such a pretty picture!! 😍😍😍 2y
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Another holiday hold is ready to read just in time for #holidayromancebingo !!! I'm not a big audiobook person, but the wait is so long on some of these books that I'll take what I can get. #holidaybooks #tistheseason

peanutnine The tagged is one of my favorite holiday reads! I haven't listened to the audio though, I hope you enjoy it! ☺️ 2y
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The Christmas Cat | Melody Carlson
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The tree was up for less than 10 minutes and he already remembered his favorite holiday napping spot🎄😻
#christmascat #tistheseason #puttingupdecorations

Leftcoastzen 👏😻 2y
AmyG Awwwwwww 2y
batsy What a cutie! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 😍 🌲 2y
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A Gingerbread Romance | Lacey Baker
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Pausing for a much needed coffee break before getting some things in the oven for a wine night I'm hosting tonight. I chose a menu that features some cozy fall foods like baked mac n cheese, beef stew, and s'mores brownies. I think it will be delicious, but it's a lot of baking! #booksandwine #winenight #coffeeandbooks
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A Gingerbread Romance | Lacey Baker
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I will definitely be doing this. Looks like so much fun!! 🎄🦌⛄❄️🎅
Thanks for creating this challenge @peanutnine
#holidayromancebingo

peanutnine Thanks for sharing! 🥰🎄❄️💕 2y
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A Gingerbread Romance | Lacey Baker
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Just getting in a little reading before we start our school day #homeschooling 🎒🏡 And, yes, I am already reading Christmas books, but in my defense, as of this morning, there was some snow on the ground. So, I think it's officially allowed now ❄️📚
#catsoflitsy #catsandbooks #booksandsnow

Reading.w.Dee I am definitely into the Christmas book vibes right now too! 2y
Birdsong28 Don't worry I already starting as well. I work in retail so it's always busy and I work long hours so I thought I would have get a head start as one is a start of a series, some are part of a series so as I always feel weird reading Xmas books at other times of the year I have alot to get in in a short space of time. Enjoy! 🎄📚📖 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this photo. 😻 2y
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Oh, Happy Day! | Nicola Thorne

Litsy has not been working for me for months!!!! I didn't think I'd ever be able to get back on... BUT, I got a new phone today and as I'm installing and updating everything I thought, why not try again. And it worked! I'm back!!

kspenmoll Glad you worked Litsy out - maybe ur phone? Anyway, good to see you! 2y
mcctrish Totally worth a new phone !!!! 2y
DivineDiana Fabulous! Glad to have you back! 2y
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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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I'm very excited to start reading my newest #bookmail !!! Riley Sager's books have become a summer staple for me. So, the arrival of #thehouseacrossthelake yesterday was the perfect way to kick off the official start to summer! ⛱️😎📚
#rileysagerbooks #summerthrillers #escapistreads

AudiobookingWithLeah I'm starting this today, too! 2y
MissKane I need to read this! Sager is quickly becoming a favorite!! 2y
BeeMagical @Books.Bottles.and.Babies @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH me too!!!👏🏻🖤 2y
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This is my younger son's reading space. 📚💕📚 #readingspace #cozyingupwithabook

julieclair What an enticing space! Love the hanging chair. 2y
melzen So sweet 🥲 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cute 💙 2y
tokorowilliamwallace Interesting having some Dr. Seuss plushies there. Why don't I remember these being a thing/existing? 2y
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Eragon | Christopher Paolini
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This is my older son's reading space. 📚💕📚 #readingspace #cozyingupwithabook

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 2y
tokorowilliamwallace Nice, I like the space pillow. 2y
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Another reading space I set up in the new house! I am loving all the cozy little spaces I'm finding ways to add to our new home. I'll share the reading spaces I made for my boys' rooms next. #readingspace #readingcorner #cozyingupwithabook

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June pick # 2 for #truecrimebookclub Got lucky and managed to get a copy for my library. These thunderstorms rolling through are definitely putting me in the mood to read, so I think I'll take a little break and get started on this one. #truecrime #readingandthunderstorms #readingandrain

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Time to get cozy for a bit with the June pick for the True Crime Book Club! #truecrime #lizzieborden #truecrimebookclub #readingcorner

ShananigansReads Looks like the perfect cozy place to read. 2y
carmens.library @Bookjunkie57 Thanks!! My husband questioned me "wasting" space in our room for a chair, but now he steals it from me all the time ? 2y
ShananigansReads @Books.Bottles.and.Babies 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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I'm doing a bit more work in the library so I wanted to post a few more pics! #homelibrary #workinprogress #readingroom post 4/4 Corner # 3 Mostly non-fiction: reference, religion, biographies, true crime, etc. Also, has children's and middle grade #truecrime

charl08 Looks really welcoming.🤩 2y
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The library | Apollodorus
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I'm doing a bit more work in the library so I wanted to post a few more pics! #homelibrary #workinprogress #readingroom post 3/4 Corner # 2 Some classics, My Outlander collection, historic fiction, horror, mysteries/thrillers, and Sci Fi/Fantasy. The secretary belonged to my grandmother and fixing that up is my next project. It has some antique books, tea sets/stuff, and clay projects my boys have made me. #familyheirlooms

julieclair So pretty! I love the secretary. 2y
Chelsea.Poole Lovely! 2y
carmens.library @julieclair Thank you! I can't wait to get it fixed up a little. 2y
carmens.library @Chelsea.Poole Thanks!!! 2y
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The Library | Sarah Stewart
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I'm doing a bit more work in the library so I wanted to post a few more pics! #homelibrary #workinprogress #readingroom post 2/4 Corner # 1 Mostly YA, also includes my HP collection and some classics.

Saknicole I love your corner shelves. They all look so perfect. The room looks so dreamy! 💕💕💕 2y
carmens.library @Saknicole Thank you so much!!! 2y
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The Library | Bella Osborne
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I'm doing a bit more work in the library so I wanted to post a few more pics! #homelibrary #workinprogress #readingroom post 1/4 The room (note the cats toys on the floor 😂 they're everywhere!) #catsoflitsy

Bookwormjillk Your room is beautiful! I swear that every time I put the cat toys away I can hear them muttering about me messing things up as they drag them back to where they think they belong. 2y
Gissy Beautiful 📚📚📚😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2y
carmens.library @Bookwormjillk Thank you! Exactly! And my kids don't help, they will pull out every toy because they think the cats need ALL the toys ALL the time 🤦 2y
carmens.library @Gissy Thank you!💕💕💕 2y
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I'm back! It's been a long process building a new house and I've really missed all of my books, but we're in the new house and things are coming along! Still working to finish my new library, but it's getting there. I really don't ever want to move again... Moving all these books was 🥵😫 So happy and grateful to be in our new home though!! ❤️ 🏡❤️ #homelibrary #itsgoodtobeback

jewright I said exactly the same thing last time we moved. It was so much work! Your new place looks amazing though! 2y
AmyG I get it. Did the same thing a few years ago. Wishing you much happiness in your new home! 2y
Nute Welcome back to Litsy, Carmen! You have been missed. I love the look of your new book shelves. That makes the toting of boxes filled with books worthwhile at least ONE time…when the new shelves look so spectacular, right?😀 2y
Chelsea.Poole Looks great! 2y
Maria514626 Your library is lovely! 2y
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My boys read this together recently and loved it. Now, they're insisting I read it too. I have to admit it's pretty good!

BookDadGirlDad My wife has been reading the Limoncello books to my 7, 5, and 2 year old girls at lunch. The love them. 3y
Kenyazero I love that your boys decided they loved this so much that you also had to read it! 3y
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Dead Over Heels | Charlaine Harris
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Audio books are getting me through this move! Packing is not fun and I'm having a very hard time staying on track. The Aurora Teagarden series is proving to be perfect keeping my mind just busy enough so I don't keep getting sidetracked, but still focus on what I need to get done. #audiobooksforthewin

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Next up in the #villiansseries! Cold Hearted is the story of Cinderella's wicked stepmother and stepsisters. I have been looking forward to this one, so I have high expectations! I just started and so far so good, but we'll see. I am glad to Nanny back though!
#currentlyreading

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Evil Thing | Serena Valentino
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Finally got around to reading Evil Thing (Books 7 of the #villiansseries ). Cruella has never really been a villain that's interested me much so it took me awhile to get around to reading this. I was actually very surprised by how much I like this book. It wasn't my favorite of the series, but I think Valentino did a really good job of coming up with an interesting backstory for Cruella De Vil. 3⭐, better than expected!

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My Contrary Mary | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Finished My Calamity Jane (3⭐, not bad but definitely my least favorite of the series). Now I'm moving on to this one!

Traci1 I'm really looking forward to this one. 3y
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