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Meetings: Smart Skills | Patrick Forsyth
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Any #OhioLittens #CincinnatiLittens #DaytonLittens planning on attending? My little guys and I will be there at 10am. Would love to connect for an impromptu #meetup

Karkar @Chelleo I will be there!! 1mo
cobwebmoth Have fun! I wish we could be there, but we have to work. 1mo
BeaG I'm going to try and make it. 1mo
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Pamwurtzler I was just talking to @kitty_reads about that! She‘s moved & I‘m out of town this weekend. Have fun! @Karkar 1mo
GondorGirl I'll be there! 1mo
Chelleo @Karkar @BeaG @gondorgirl we‘re on our way down. 4w
MarriedtoMrT Sorry all! I haven‘t been on Litsy too much and I missed this. We didn‘t make it to Books by the Banks this year. I hope you had a great time. 4w
GondorGirl @Chelleo We were there for about three hours, but didn't see you. It was a really fun group of authors this year! 4w
BeaG I didn't go. 4w
Mdargusch Wish I could‘ve been there. 🙃 4w
Louise @chelleo Hi, Michelle! Just a note to let you know that I got smacked down by the flu before I had the chance to mail your b-day package. Not sure how long this will last but will get out to the post office as soon as I‘m able. Until soon. . . ! (edited) 2w
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Oddity | Sarah Cannon
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New additions to my collection! I‘m excited because the author of Oddity will be at an upcoming book festival and I can get it signed!

Chelleo The other...I think I met the author at ALA but my memory is fuzzy 🤦🏾‍♀️ 1mo
Alora Awesome! Both look like great reads! 1mo
Purrsistently SLAY is so great 1mo
Eggbeater I loved SLAY! 💕 1mo
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Permanent Record | Mary H. K. Choi
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So excited that I can connect directly to Libby in my car! #nerdville #nerdingout Rushing to finish this book before my loan ends.

Bookwormjillk Nice! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I have a Ford with a dashboard that looks just like this, but that's not how my screen looks when I stream Libby via Bluetooth! How did you do that? 1mo
Chelleo @4thhouseontheleft My iPhone is plugged into the console with a USB cord. It looks different when I connect via Bluetooth 1mo
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Louise I can relate to rushing to finish a book before the Libby loan ends! I whiz through some books, but others take ages. 1mo
Chelleo @Louise I finished this with 6 hours remaining in my loan! 1mo
Louise Whew! That was close! 1mo
Cedricsmom Wow! Cool! I wish my car did this! 1mo
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The Reading List | Linda Kay
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ShelfRighteous Wow! I am never able to keep up with the journaling. This is impressive 2mo
Chelleo @ShelfRighteous - Thanks...I was really behind...just caught up on a few months of titles. 2mo
book_em_danno Great idea 2mo
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ShelfRighteous @Chelleo Maybe I should take some inspiration 🙈 2mo
IamIamIam Love this!!! 😍😍😍 2mo
TheFaeWays I love this spread. So clean. So simple. So perfect. 2mo
CoffeeLitNFit I love this! I just started a reading/book bujo last month! I‘ll use this next year and start fresh. So cute! 2mo
Catt Love your list! 2mo
Merchgal Love this 😊 1mo
pfems Lookl 1mo
Alora So pretty! 😍📖 1mo
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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1. No clue...had a major slump in August and haven‘t updated my Goodreads or #BulletJournal lists.
2. I fear that I‘ll sneeze while driving and end up in an accident during those few seconds my eyes are closed
3. Hip Hop/Rap (old school mainly)
4. May (wedding and the month I met my husband)
5. 👌🏾

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Laughterhp 2 - I have that same thought every time I sneeze while driving! 😬 2mo
lele1432 Same driving fear lol 2mo
Chelleo @lele1432 @Laughterhp What? I‘m not alone!?!! 🤗 2mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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It‘s official...Angie Thomas and I are besties (she just doesn‘t know it yet). I was telling her that THUG was the first book where I saw myself in the Mom! The music references (Juvenile) made me feel officially old when I read it 😂🤣😂 She apologized 😂😂😂 She was great...if she‘s anywhere in driving distance...get in your car and go! #blacklitsy #blitsy #pocauthor #readdiversebooks #ownvoices

BookDragonNotWorm Jealous! I'd love to meet her! 2mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
britt_brooke So cool! 2mo
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Branwen So awesome! 2mo
TrishB Cool pics 👍🏻 2mo
behudd So so cool!! 2mo
Caroline2 Awesome photos!! 😁 2mo
BeaG Great pictures! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly This is so fantastic! 🤗 2mo
Bookzombie These photos are awesome! 2mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Angie Thomas‘s talk and #booksigning is amazing! In the (long) line to get my book signed.

TK421 I wish we could have been there! 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Oh wow! I bet that was amazing! ❤️ 2mo
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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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Any #OhioLittens #CincyLittens #CincinnatiLittens planning on attending this #authorsigning tomorrow? I‘ll be there.

lele1432 Wow! 2mo
CBee JEALOUS 😍😍😍 2mo
rachelm FUN 2mo
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NamasteReading jealouuuus 2mo
Karkar Omg how am I now just hearing about this!!!! 2mo
cobwebmoth I didn't know about it. I wish we could go! 2mo
SW-T Hope you enjoy this author event! Suspect it‘ll be awesome 🤗 2mo
coffeeandwashitape I so wish I could! 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I saw her when she was in Portland OR. She is a fantastic interviewer! So much fun, but also great serious talk too. 2mo
BeaG I didn't know about it. 2mo
Chelleo @BeaG Sorry I missed tagging you! 2mo
BeaG @Chelleo no worries. 2mo
Pamwurtzler Totally missed that! 2mo
Karkar @Chelleo was it awesome??? 2mo
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Ive been on a Harry Potter rereading binge. I still shed tears when reading this one. Not sure I‘m ready for the next one but I‘m diving in anyway.

Velda1957 Awesome 3mo
SharonAlger Ooh, I haven‘t done a HP binge read in a while! Good times. 3mo
flying_monkeys GoF is my fave of the series! 3mo
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Zoes_Human I think these are even better on audio. 3mo
DailanSusie Love it!!! 3mo
DailanSusie Which app do you use to listen the audiobook? 3mo
Chelleo @DailanSusie Libby is my default app because of the large number of titles but I also use Hoopla 3mo
angielackswings Thanks for the info. 👍🏻 this is a great book series, enjoy 3mo
DailanSusie @Chelleo Cool,Thanks, 3mo
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This book did the trick of getting me out of my reading rut. Loved the characters, the snark and the depiction of motherhood. A bit disappointed by the ending because I wanted to hear more about each character‘s next steps. The narration was nicely done too!

Come-read-with-me @Chelleo Good to know- just got it today and am looking forward to reading it! 📚 3mo
Chelleo @Come-read-with-me Hope you like it! There are some sad parts but so many LOL moments too! 3mo
kspenmoll I enjoyed this book as well- ❤️ 3mo
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Louise Mailing a letter to you tomorrow! 📬 3mo
Purrfectpages I enjoyed this one too! 3mo
Chelleo @Louise 🥰 3mo
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🎧 #currentlylistening to this #audiobook after a series of books that I #bailed on.

QuietlyLaura I want to read this! I thought The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill was so good! ☺️ 3mo
marleed I hope you like this one! 3mo
ShyBookOwl I bailed on a few recently too. I hope this one is a win for you! 3mo
KMM I read this a couple months ago and let me tell you, I wanted to go out and create a garden, lol 3mo
Chelleo @KMM Yassss! And I‘m not sure that‘s a good idea at all!! Would love to have my crew come and build a garden in my yard though! Welcome to Litsy! 3mo
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Tgif | Gerry Marcotte
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1. Indoor
2. Margaritas lately, lemonade everyday
3. Shaker Heights, Oh (Little Fires Everywhere). I lived in Cleveland and worked in Shaker around the time the book was set. I was familiar with a lot of things but would love to see the stuff that I wasn‘t aware of.
4. Pink? Purple?
5. Nope, blue 😂🤷🏽‍♀️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Twainy Indoor. Mike‘s Hard Lemonade Margarita flavor, one plus a book to unwind after work. I really like where I‘m at so maybe not one place but maybe traveling in the TARDIS (it felt really geeky saying that). Black. Definitely. 3mo
Titkela Indoor, Tequila, Anywhere with white sandy beaches, cheetah and yep 3mo
TK421 I've got a great raspberry margarita recipe I'll have to give you sometime. 🍹 3mo
Chelleo @TK421 Yes, please!! 3mo
TK421 I pint of raspberry sorbet.( I use Kroger Privet Selection) 2 cups ice. 6 ounces tequila. 4 ounces triple sec. 1 lime, juiced. Blend and enjoy.😊 3mo
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Peekaboo! | Taro Gomi
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We enjoyed a visit to our local library. The boys earned their first summer reading prizes: a free book and a coupon for free ice cream (we racked up a ton of points with today‘s visit and various challenges we were able to complete). #blackboyjoy #brilliantblackboy #raisingreaders #boysreadtoo #librarianmom #kidsoflitsy

AlaMich Oh my, the grin!!😊 4mo
MicheleinPhilly No cast! 🙌🏼 4mo
Leftcoastzen Looks like time well spent! They are adorable! 4mo
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Chelleo @MicheleinPhilly Yes! Cast came off on Monday. 4 weeks in the brace and he‘s free! 4mo
rwmg Well done, and congrats on being cast free again 4mo
BooknerdsLife That‘s awesome! 👍🏼💙 4mo
Nute Wonderful accomplishment! 4mo
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Cheers to hot summer days, wine and books. Thanks @Bookcation74 for this title from the #secretsantagoespostal swap. Enjoying both the #signed print and #audiobook versions. #mood

Branwen Cheers, friend! 💕 Enjoy! 📚🍷 4mo
Booklover77 Looks like my kind of gal! Wine and books! Enjoy!! :) 4mo
NikiDeaf Perfect! Wine and books are my fave combo 4mo
Bookcation74 🥂 4mo
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Anyone else doing a library #summerreadingchallenge with your little ones? We signed up late but have been enjoying it. They‘ve even become fans of #audiobooks and #ebooks as a result. #librarianmom #raisingreaders

AbhisekBasu Check out the scariest book you'll read this year. Link in bio! ☠️ 4mo
Karkar That looks like Boo from Mario Brothers. 👻 4mo
AlaMich I think audiobooks for kids are a great thing, maybe even as a steppingstone to print books for reluctant readers. 4mo
Crimson613 I missed my librarys summer reading program...again! 😔😔😔 3mo
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Happy Birthday! | Mamoru Suzuki
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Please help me wish @Louise a very Happy Birthday!🎂🎈🎁🎉

Mollyanna Happy Birthday @Louise. 🎂🎈🎂 4mo
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday @Louise 🎉🎂🥳🎶 4mo
Megabooks Happy birthday @Louise !! 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
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Insightsintobooks Happy Birthday. 4mo
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 4mo
Birdsong28 Happy birthday @Louise 🎉🎊📚📖 4mo
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂 @Louise 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday @Louise ! 4mo
Dawnrod1970 Happy Birthday 🎈 @Louise (edited) 4mo
Erofan Happy birthday @Louise 🎉🎂🎁💕 4mo
SW-T Happy birthday @Louise 🎂🎉 4mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! @Louise 🎊🎂🎉 4mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎊🎁 🥳📖😋 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎉🎂🥂 Happy Birthday @Louise 🥂🎂🎉 4mo
Daydreamer2 Happy birthday @Louise 4mo
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Disasters | M K England
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Came across this title on an Aurora Rising thread between @Branwen and @LibrarianRyan and it doesn‘t disappoint! Loving it so far and another great #audiobook narration.

LibrarianRyan Yeahh. Glad you like it. 4mo
hermyknee I enjoyed this one, too!!! @vkois88 sent me a signed copy in a swap last year 🤗 it‘s so much fun! 4mo
vkois88 @hermyknee 😘😘😘 4mo
Branwen @Chelleo Hooray! I am so so so glad you liked it! 😀💕📚 4mo
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Awww...how‘ve I‘ve missed the old gang. Rereading the HP series which is long overdue. Still in love with the books and the #audiobook narration by Jim Dale.

Macker11 I am about to read them ! 4mo
RamsFan1963 I'm embarrassed to say I've never read the series. It's my hype aversion, the more people pushed the books at me, the more I didn't want to read them. Maybe one day.... 4mo
lele1432 Those audiobooks are phenomenal! I'm due for a series reread myself...I miss that world lol 4mo
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Chelleo @Macker11 Are you reading them for the first time? 4mo
Chelleo @RamsFan1963 Nothing to be ashamed of. I know several people that haven‘t read them. Would be interested in hearing if you enjoy them if you ever decide to read them. 4mo
Chelleo @lele1432 Exactly why I started. I‘ve rewatched the movies a dozen times easily. But this is only my 2nd (maybe 3rd?) reread of the book version. 4mo
Macker11 @Chelleo as embarrassing as that sounds, yes! I am kind of excited though. In third grade I read till the third book, but I don‘t remember it. I‘m going to school to be an elementary teacher and I feel it‘s a good connection to students so I should know what they are talking about when they read the books! 4mo
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧 Read 2019-07-14

I don‘t know who or what prompted me to put this on my TBR list but I am so thankful because this book was amazing! I loved each member of the squad (admittedly some more than others) and their journey. Would love to see this on the big screen. I‘m sick I have to wait for book 2!!! 😱

Branwen I just finished this earlier in the week and LOVED it so much! One of my faves of 2019 so far! That picture is amazing! 😍💕📚 4mo
Chelleo @Branwen The pic is from the author‘s website. There‘s also a really cool book trailer. 4mo
Branwen @Chelleo Wow, that's really cool! I'll have to check it out! Thanks! 🤗 4mo
NanookMyBook I too read this just because and LOVED it! I read it in one sitting and can‘t wait for the second book! ❤️📚❤️ 4mo
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The Hamilton Lane Library | Hamilton, OH (Library)
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Made a stop at our local library‘s new #bookmobile and left with a big stack of books. #boysreadtoo #blitsy #blackboyjoy #blacklitsy #raisingreaders

GypsyKat Love this! ❤️📚 4mo
MyNamesParadise That‘s so awesome!! 4mo
starlight97 How cool is this? 😮 4mo
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Crazeedi What an awesome bookmobile! I loved when I was little and the bookmobile came to our little village! This one is sooo cool!❤️❤️ 4mo
Crazeedi And the boys are just darling!!❤️❤️ 4mo
LauraJ Your kids are so fun! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly How much longer with the cast? 4mo
mcipher Bookmobile! I‘m reading a series of cozies with a bookmobile (and a cat) and realized I‘ve never been on one - I don‘t know if any of my libraries have ever had a bookmobile! 4mo
Chelleo @MicheleinPhilly We go back to the dr on Monday. He‘ll either get another cast (elbow down) a brace to he‘ll be freed! 🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾 4mo
SassyBookworm What an amazing bookmobile!!! Looks like such a fun place to visit!!! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly Keeping my fingers crossed! I can‘t imagine how hot and itchy he must be. I‘m having memories of pencils and rulers being used as “scratch sticks.” 😩 4mo
Jess861 This is so cool! The kids must be loving it! 4mo
Shaneyney I LOVE book mobiles. ❤️💛🧡💚💙💜. Someday I‘m going to have one of my own🚌 4mo
RealBooks4ever Superheroes! 💜 4mo
hardyboys Avengers 🤩 4mo
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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No clue how this ending up on my TBR or who recommended it but I am loving this #audiobook 🎧 so far. The narration is great too!

emtobiasz Oh, I loved this one in print. Glad it translates well to audio! 🎧 4mo
Chelleo @emtobiasz I‘ve seen a few post that show some graphics in the print version and now I want! 4mo
monogamist_reader I just started this one! 4mo
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Chelleo @monogamist_reader Yay, a reading buddy! Ok, why do I keep seeing Chris Pine as a young Capt. Kirk whenever Tyler is in a scene?!? 4mo
monogamist_reader @Chelleo ahaha!! Yes, i guess you cant help it 😄 4mo
Chelleo @monogamist_reader Who is your favorite character so far? 4mo
Chelleo @emtobiasz It‘s really good. Deserves an Audie! 4mo
monogamist_reader @Chelleo I am loving Kal, what about you?? 4mo
Chelleo @monogamist_reader I‘m torn between Finn and Zela (not sure of spellings bc of the audiobook). Magellan is a close runner up 😂 4mo
monogamist_reader @Chelleo Zela is awesome as well!! I'm half way through so ill keep you posted of my status !! 4mo
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Lord knows I‘m tired from the weight of racism, sexism, prejudice, intolerance & all the related issues. Cooper touches on many excellent points and although I agree on most all of them, I feel like our approaches and attitudes are different. I constantly struggle with my “voice” and level of rage. Sometimes I just want to get through a day without the bullshit. If you don‘t know what I‘m talking about then you should definitely read this. #blitsy

Chelleo Read 2019-07-09 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧 4mo
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Been looking forward to this...here‘s hoping I don‘t end up in a serious #mood today. It‘s read by the author who‘s voice and pace work well in this audiobook format. I usually hate when authors read their own work. #blacklitsy #blitsy #ownvoices #readdiversebooks #blackgirlmagic #blacklivesmatter

riversong153 She teaches at the University where I work! She is amazing, I didn‘t do the audio but the print version was good! 5mo
Chelleo @riversong153 Really!?! Cool! I haven‘t gotten very far but I‘m really enjoying it 5mo
JSW This book is so good. 👍🏼👍🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4mo
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Doing some #audiocleaning and #audiolaundy as I finish this. Enjoyed the story but the pacing was pretty slow.

Read 2019-07-06 🎧⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Stopped by their dad‘s old college campus bookstore for new alumni gear and they found a new book (tagged) and stuffed animals to add to their collections. #kidsoflitsy #blackboyjoy #brilliantblackboys #boysreadtoo #raisingreaders

Cosmos_Moon Beautiful boys! 5mo
TrishB Cute pic 💕 5mo
Leftcoastzen They aware so cute! 5mo
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TNbookworm Cuties💕 5mo
Kayla.Adriena Are those Toledo Rockets hats?! You're in my neighborhood 😊 5mo
Chelleo @Kayla.Adriena Yes, my husband is UT alum and we stopped by the Barnes and Noble bookstore on our way back home from Michigan 5mo
gallowbraids Books are the only thing my kid can always ask for when going to a store and never been told no. Pretty sure it is the only reason he likes going to bookstores at all :P 5mo
Chelleo @gallowbraids Lucky kid! And who doesn‘t love going to a bookstore!?! 5mo
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Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Judybskt Nice!! 5mo
Eyelit That‘s awesome! 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!!! Now that‘s a score!!! 5mo
gchicago Loved the Bride Test!❤ 5mo
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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It‘s been so busy on the road these past few days that I haven‘t had much time to read. I just realized I only have 3 days left on this #audiobook hold 😳

LonelyPineReads I just finished this book which was my May Book of the Month club pick. I enjoyed the british humor but it did have a mid book slump. Hilarious though! 4mo
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Shaker Heights Public Library | Shaker Heights, OH (Library)
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Visiting Cleveland with the family and I made a quick stop at Shaker Heights Public Library‘s Main Branch. Many moons ago, I worked part time at the circulation desk. This job helped me to decide that I wanted to pursue a career as a librarian. I went in and was surprised to see Gail, one of the few women of color on staff, still at the desk. I was so pleased to tell her I was a FT Librarian. She said, “I guess we rubbed off on you & it stuck” 😂

kspenmoll What a nostalgic visit & so nice Gail was still there! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s so fabulous! I‘m sure you made her day. 👊🏻♥️📚 5mo
Texreader Gorgeous photo and terrific story! Love to hear your success story!! 5mo
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Hooked_on_books What a great story! 😊 5mo
Gina Supper cool. Awsome life story! 5mo
Jas16 That is fantastic 5mo
CouronneDhiver Cool! I‘m super jealous that you‘re photogenic... always look so pretty! 5mo
MarriedtoMrT That‘s awesome! 5mo
Megabooks So cool!! 5mo
gallowbraids I think it is a rather neat occupation that is still around. Fun to hear about these kinds of jobs that were once adundant and now house very few people in them. Dis you go to school for it? 5mo
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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Was checking this book out but opted not to purchase today. Made sure to snag a pic so I could add it to my TBR list.

Tamra My 11 year old son really enjoyed it! We‘ll be getting the sequel in September. 5mo
emtobiasz @Tamra ooh, didn‘t know there was a sequel coming! Thanks! 5mo
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Our Lady of Fatima | William T. Walsh
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I also had a chance to visit my old church and was so glad to discover their #afrocentric #LittleFreeLibrary I plan to ship a few books back to be included in the library because the titles in there were so old. This library could really benefit from some #ownvoices and #diversebooks as it sits in the center of a black neighborhood and is located next to the community center and daycare. #blitsy #blacklitsy

CouronneDhiver Cool 😎 5mo
Chrissyreadit I struggle too with this at my clinic. A lot of the donations I receive have animals with characters, and not an overt ethnicity, but I definitely do not get many African American or Latino books and I do serve a diverse group of kids. 5mo
BeaG That's cool! 5mo
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mrsmarch I love this ❤️💜💚🧡💛 5mo
Lauram Where is it located? I‘m in Cle and am happy to donate/drop off. 5mo
Chelleo @Lauram That would be great! It‘s located at 6600 Lexington Avenue, Cleveland OH 44103 in front of the Fatima Family Center. I plan on mailing a few to my old church which also sits on the property. 5mo
Lauram Thanks! It‘s only a few blocks away from a work site of mine. I will be happy to stop and fill up 5mo
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League Park | Peter Jedick
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Visited League Park and discovered their #LittleFreeLibrary. It is decorated in a cool #Cleveland Baseball themed design just for the museum.

Lmstraubie Too cute 😍 5mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 5mo
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We visited friends in Caledonia, MI and spotted this Little Free Library. Kam and I stopped to check it out. It was so crammed with children‘s books that we could barely see the covers. I tried searching for it on littlefreelibrary.org but it doesn‘t seem to be registered. I felt bad that I didn‘t have any books to leave. I‘ve decided to keep a handful of books in my car to donate to any #littlefreelibrary that I stumble upon.

BethM Great idea! 5mo
QuietlyLaura So cute! I hope his arm is healing well! 💕 5mo
SW-T Great idea 😊 Hope Kam‘s arm is healing well! 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Good idea. And I wish him speedy recovery! 5mo
jen_the_scribe So cute! I was thinking of setting one up in front of my house. 5mo
Macker11 Have never heard of this before, just searched it up and there is literally one in my neighborhood! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 5mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Cracked this open over lunch and forgot to share. #lunchandabook #readinglunch #foodandabook

brit91 Awwww I haven't read the book but I loved the movie!!😍 5mo
Macker11 I am reading this as well! 5mo
Mishu94 The movie was so so so good! I wish I had read the book before watching it 😩😩 5mo
Chelleo @Macker11 @Mishu94 I haven‘t seen the movie yet. Been holding out until I read the book. (edited) 5mo
Mishu94 @Chelleo lucky you!!! 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Unpacking and apparently I stuck #alaac19 books in every possible nook and cranny of my suitcase and book bag. Now I need to add them to my #LibraryThing @Litsy and #GoodReads catalogs/lists/shelves #swag #tbr Titles tagged below 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

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Such a lovely lady! #alaac19

MahoganyBooks | Washington, DC (Bookstore)
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I‘m attending the American Library Association conference. Had a chance to visit Mahogany Books, a black owned bookstore at a reception for #BlackLibrarians #alaac19 #blitsy #blacklitsy

RaimeyGallant I need that tote. 5mo
RaimeyGallant Where did you get it? 5mo
KathyWheeler I wish I‘d been able to go to ALA this year. Maybe next year. 5mo
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TheSpineView Awesome! Great pic too! 5mo
mdm139 I think Litsy is having a meet up there 5mo
rwmg I really like that name for a bookshop 5mo
rsteve388 BlackBooksMatter Love the Bag and Hell Yes 5mo
Chelleo @mdm139 They met at Busboys and Poets (or something like that) and I didn‘t get a chance to attend 😞 5mo
Chelleo @KathyWheeler I plan to attend next year so hopefully we‘ll meet 😊 5mo
Chelleo @RaimeyGallant At the bookstore. They have it online as well: https://www.mahoganybooks.com/merchandise/ 5mo
KathyWheeler @Chelleo that would be nice. 5mo
RaimeyGallant Thx! 5mo
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I'm so excited! My book chapter, A Shutterbug in a World of Bookworms: Photography as a Creative Outlet in Academic Librarianship will be published soon! I just received my advanced copy! 🤓😍

emtobiasz Congrats!! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful! Good for you! 5mo
TheSpineView WOW! Congrats! 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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Everlasting Rose | Dhonielle Clayton
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Hi strangers! Work has been crazy and my reading has taken a hit as a result. Doesn‘t help that I couldn‘t find anything that really grabbed my attention so I bailed on a few titles. This hold came in and got me out of my slump. Made great headway during a 4 hour drive today. #currentlylistening #audiobook

Read 2019-06-18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🎧

Crazeedi Great to see you here, been wondering if you were doing ok! Have a good weekend! 5mo
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Curious Beginning | Deanna Raybourn
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More reading time than I originally planned today. Oldest son broke 2 bones in his wrist on his first day of summer camp and we‘re at the 2nd of 2 hospitals. He‘s doing ok and the pain has subsided, we‘re both just ready to go home.

Update: He had a successful reduction (bone resetting) & surgery avoided. We got home about 3 am the next morning. As we checked out he told the nurses, “he had fun”. He‘s adjusting well. Pic taken upon discharge.

Amor4Libros Awww!! Hope he feels better soon!!! 6mo
SaturnDoo Sending lots of ❤ and well wishes for a speedy recovery 😊 6mo
stacybmartin Oh no - hope he is feeling better and you guys get to go home soon! 💙 6mo
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eri.reads Oh poor baby! I hope he feels better soon. Sending ♥️ and prayers 🙏. 6mo
Theaelizabet Sending hugs and good thoughts to all. 6mo
Ericalambbrown Awwww, what a bummer! Heal well, little man! 6mo
emtobiasz Oh, poor baby! I broke my arm roller skating at our last day of school party in 6th grade— it‘s a tough time of year to have a cast. Hope it feels better soon! 6mo
wanderinglynn Oh no! Sending healing vibes & good thoughts. 💚 6mo
RebL First day?! 6mo
Tamra Ouch!! 6mo
MallenNC Poor kid and Momma! I hope everything heals well and quickly. 6mo
TheWordJar Awww, poor guy! That‘s not the kind of reading time mamas hope for. Wishing him a speedy recovery! 6mo
tracey38 Oh no! Hope he heals quickly. 6mo
QuietlyLaura Poor kid! I hope you both can go home and get some healing rest soon. 💕 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh poor thing! Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery! 6mo
RealBooks4ever *hugs* 🤗💜 6mo
Cortg Yuck! My son broke 2 bones in his arm on the 1st day of kindergarten (many years ago.) He had to have pins put in. Oddly, he was 1 of 3 boys all in for the same reason. Darn monkey bars. I hope your son has a speedy recovery! 6mo
Megabooks I am so sorry!! I hope he feels better soon and can still have some fun this summer!! 💙💙 6mo
tammysue Oh no! Sending hugs! ❤️ 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ouch!! Sending love and healing thoughts for a quick recovery❤️ 6mo
TheLibrarian Awww poor boy. Hoping for a speedy recovery. 6mo
Lcsmcat Oh no! I‘m so sorry. 6mo
xicanti Poor kid! And on the first day. 😧 6mo
Sharpeipup What a memorable start to summer! Hoping it heals properly... 6mo
rwmg Poor thing. Hope it heals soon. 6mo
Jas16 Oh no!! Poor little guy. Wishing him a speedy recovery 6mo
JSW Oh what a bummer. Hope he‘s doing better soon. ❤️ 6mo
cobwebmoth Aw! I hope he heals quickly.❤ 6mo
alanacristin Hope he's feeling better soon ❤ 6mo
MicheleinPhilly He had fun! 😂 Love his positive attitude! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Me too! He‘s a trooper⭐️ 6mo
RealBooks4ever AND dinosaurs! What an adventure! 💜 Here's to quick healing. ⚕️ 6mo
Megabooks Fantastic! I‘m so glad he‘s in good spirits and doesn‘t need surgery! 6mo
Lcsmcat So glad to hear he won‘t need surgery! 6mo
TheWordJar Yay no surgery! He looks good for having such a long day! Hopefully he‘s back running around in no time. 6mo
tracey38 @Chelleo so glad he's staying positive. Hope you all were able to get some rest when you got home. 6mo
Cortg Yay! Glad he‘s feeling better! 6mo
alanacristin Thanks for the update! Glad he's doing well ❤ and posing for photos with dinosaurs even! 6mo
Catt What a pair of troopers! Hang in there you two! 6mo
Smrloomis Ugh, that sounds exhausting! Glad he‘s doing better and hope the recovery is smooth 🤞🏽 6mo
Centique All the best for his recovery 💕 6mo
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Curious Beginning | Deanna Raybourn
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#breakfastandabook Making headway this morning while I enjoy a personal day.

AlaMich You are doing a weekday breakfast the right way! 😋 6mo
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Curious Beginning | Deanna Raybourn
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#BreakfastAndABook before a morning meeting. Finally starting this #secretsantagoespostal gift from @Bookcation74 #TreatYoself

HOTPock3tt Omg this is one of my fave series!! 😍♥️I‘m so curious what you will think of it!! Maybe you can tag me in your review?! It slows down a bit in the middle but is otherwise stellar!! I‘ve read and LOVED all 4 of them! 6mo
GypsyKat I love everything about this picture! 😍😋 6mo
Eggbeater I just finished this series on audio. I adored it! 💕 6mo
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Lisas.Library Now I‘m hungry and cereal isn‘t going to do!! 😂 6mo
therealoctober *adds to growing pile 6mo
alanacristin That looks like an excellent start to the day 😍 6mo
Gina Those first few pages are brutal so I put it down tor awhile. I have heard good things about this series. Is it worth it to push through that begining? 6mo
ChocolateBookmarks Wowwwww this looks great!!!!!! 6mo
catebutler Looks fabulous! I‘ve had this book on my list for a while, this makes me want to pick it up! 6mo
Sharpeipup Get book 2 ready...it‘s a great series! 6mo
Bookcation74 Enjoy!! 6mo
Larkken French toast? Yum! 6mo
Chelleo @HOTPock3tt I‘ll try to remember to tag you. Be warned...it takes me forever to read print books 😕 6mo
Chelleo @Eggbeater I‘ve requested the audio to help me read this in a decent timeframe. Plus I love to hear stories and pronunciations. 6mo
Chelleo @Lisas.Library @alanacristin @ChocolateBookmarks @Larkken This place makes the best French toast! 6mo
Chelleo @Gina I‘ll consider myself warned! I have made it past the first few pages. 6mo
Gina Thanks! **Deep breath** I shall forge on into the storm!! 😉😁😂 6mo
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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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I really enjoyed this storyline and the main characters as their love story unfolds and changes. Alternating narrators did a great job. More (spoiler) in the comments. 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

Chelleo I don‘t have an intimate understanding or in depth experience with anyone on the Autism Spectrum so I can‘t really speak to how accurate the character was written. 6mo
slategreyskies @Chelleo I‘m on the spectrum & in a similar place as Annika is. Her character is spot-on. I recognized myself in her many times. I told my husband that reading this book was like having a mirror held up to me. TGG really did do an exceptional job with Annika‘s character. I was really impressed! :) 5mo
Chelleo @slategreyskies thanks for sharing! I read a couple of reviews (can‘t remember where) and a few people complained about how Annika was depicted which prompted my comment. Glad to hear it was well done. 😊 5mo
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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This book hit me directly in the feels. It poses all the hard questions and doesn‘t attempt to provide a neat ending with all the answers. This book needs to be in the hands of all black teens, especially young men. If you give a damn about black lives, then you should read it. And if you don‘t, you definitely need to read it and get a clue.

#ownvoices #readdiversebooks #blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter

Jee_HookedOnBookz Met the author too! Brilliant young lady! ❤️ 6mo
BarbaraBB Great review. Will do 💕 6mo
TrishB Loved this one 💕 6mo
lele1432 Yay so glad you loved it too! It was so good!! 6mo
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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Enjoying the playground and Kam took a break to look at my book. He picked out some of his sight words.

#boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #boymom #brilliantblackboy #blacklivesmatter#ownvoices #blitsy #blacklitsy #kidsoflitsy #litsykids #pocauthor #yareaddiversebooks

Leftcoastzen So cute! 6mo
Johanna414 Love that! 6mo
Robothugs Hey! Check your goodreads messages! 😄 6mo
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Another year of volunteering at the Friends Warehouse. I spent the day cleaning up the grounds and was too pooped to really shop at the end of the day. Oh well, just means I have to return soon.

TheSpineView Great pic! I have reached the age where I hate having my picture taken. 🤣 6mo
KathyWheeler @TheSpineView For me that age has been all my life. I‘m not at all photogenic. Every time I see a picture of me, I think, “Who is that ugly person?” 6mo
Leftcoastzen So great that you volunteer.You are busy all the time anyway it seems. 6mo
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slategreyskies That‘s really cool that you volunteer! I‘ve been wanting to start volunteering at my library too. :) 6mo
Theaelizabet As a former president of my local library‘s Friends Group, I salute you! 6mo
Chelleo @TheSpineView @KathyWheeler I don‘t always like my pics (this is one) but I take them for my family. My dad passed away when I was in my early 20s and I have so few pics of him. My mom has few pics of her childhood and early adulthood. I also want proof that “I was there.” So for better or worse, I take pics (but not nearly as many as take of others). 🤪 6mo
Chelleo @Leftcoastzen Yes, too busy at times 😉 6mo
Chelleo @Leftcoastzen @slategreyskies My school/work dedicates one day a year to community service called UCServes. I‘ve participated for 5 of the 6 years it‘s taken place. I‘ve volunteered at the Friends Warehouse for the last 2. I‘d like to volunteer more but it‘s hard to find the time after work/on weekends. It‘s nice to have a workday to do it. @Theaelizabet Kudos to you for your service!! (edited) 6mo
KathyWheeler @Chelleo I‘ve allowed more pictures of me to be taken recently because I‘ve been thinking along those lines — my kids might like some. Every picture I‘ve seen of you is adorable. Admittedly that‘s not tons, but still. 6mo
TheSpineView @Chelleo I had not looked at it that. Thank you for the insights BTW, I think you are beautiful. Your face just glows! I think we tend to be our worst critic when is comes to our looks. 6mo
Chelleo @TheSpineView Thanks. BTW that “glow” you see in this pic was literally sweat! 😂 6mo
jimfields3 I was there today! I took advantage of my Friends half price discount. Such a treasure!! 6mo
Chelleo @jimfields3 Cool! Another #CincyLitten and #OhioLitten !! Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
jimfields3 Thank you, @Chelleo for the welcome! 6mo
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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1️⃣ “She nods and heads back to the kitchen. Returns with a dish full of jasmine rice WITH THREE CHUNKS OF BUTTER MELTING INTO IT.”

😳🤮 The travesty! Butter is NOT meant for rice!!

2️⃣ “ “It‘s fucked up — there‘s no escaping the BMC,” Quran says.

“The BMC?”

”Yeah. Black Man‘s Curse. World‘s got diarrhea and dudes like us are the toilet. “”


#blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter

Chelleo Thank you for the bookmark @Endowarrior21 It‘s perfect for this book! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this book! 6mo
Endowarrior21 @Chelleo your welcome 6mo
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I dread the day that we have this conversation with our boys but we must equip them with any and every tool available to them.

#raisingblackboys #boystomen #blacklitsy #blitsy #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #pocauthors #blacklit #ya #boysreadtoo #blacklivesmatter

Nebklvr 😞 6mo
Eggbeater 😢❤ My heart goes out to you, my vote is always with better district attourneys. #blacklivesmatter 6mo
Mdargusch Heartbreaking in this day and age. 6mo
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cobwebmoth 💔 6mo
Reggie I listen to This American Life the podcast and one of their episodes is called The Birds and the Bees. It was about the important conversations you got when you were a kid. Kamau Bell is on there talking about how he was 8 and his mother asked him what he wanted for breakfast. He thought someone was dying because it wasn‘t his birthday. But that was the day she had the conversation of what it meant for his life, having the color of skin he had. 6mo
Reggie That was a couple of years ago. The fact those conversations even have to happen suck. But now it‘s important to have them. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz This is so heartbreaking💔 6mo
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Testing the new library tagging feature! At the recent Nnedi Okorafor booktalk and signing at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

1. Click Search (magnifying glass in web or app version)
2. Type name of library/bookstore as a BOOK search
3. Choose location
4. Add photo/text
5. Post!


TheSpineView Works good! Great pic! 6mo
guinsgirlreads Cool!! 6mo
GondorGirl This is such a great feature! 6mo
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GondorGirl @TimSpalding Instead of just shelving a bookstore in with books to read could we possibly get a "to visit" category? 6mo
AlaMich That‘s nifty! 6mo
Pamwurtzler Very cool! 6mo
Kayla.Adriena Is this for Litsy on the web or the app or both? Thanks for the tips especially helpful to technologically challenged folks like me! 6mo
Theaelizabet Awesome! Thanks! 6mo
DarcysMom @Kayla.Adriena You can do it from the app, I just checked. I searched under books. 6mo
TimSpalding @GondorGirl Yes. That's the idea going forward. For now they have to be in with books, but the next app version will separate them. Love the pic! 6mo
TimSpalding @Kayla.Adriena Yes, it's for both. The web version gilds it a little, with a “pin“ replacing the blurb/review/quote image, and, if there are venue photos on LibraryThing, it has an option to see them. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for sharing! And love this pic! You're gorgeous! 6mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I had time between meetings today so I stopped by the campus bookstore and snagged these two titles. #bookhaul #pocauthors #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks #yalit #blitsy #blacklitsy

HOTPock3tt On the come up was AMAZING!! My fave read of 2019! ♥️😃 6mo
Chelleo @HOTPock3tt yasssss! I‘m looking forward to it. Will likely bump up to the top of my TBR list. 6mo
Lovesbooks87 Both were so good. Powerful reads! 6mo
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TheWordJar I have On the Come Up waiting for me on my bookshelves, and I‘m on the hold list for Dear Martin. I‘ve heard such good things about them! 6mo
Karkar I just finished Dear Martin....so good!!! 6mo
tjwill Both great choices! 6mo
rachelm Awesome choices! Loooved On the Come Up. Can‘t wait for the movie! 6mo
Chelleo @Karkar Sadly, I‘ve owned the ebook for months and still haven‘t read it but I couldn‘t pass up the print deal. 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Loved On the Come Up! 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Dear Martin is really good! 6mo
RebL I just finished OTCU maybe 5 minutes ago. I like it even better than THUG. 6mo
Chelleo @RebL Really?! Ok, I can‘t read both books at the same time, how am I going to choose?!?!? 😭 6mo
RebL @Chelleo Yes. I liked both, but Bri is so much more herself (for a fictional character). She‘s not a navel gazer, though her tendency to act first and think later gets her in trouble. I like her arc. Plus the wordplay is fun. 6mo
Chelleo @RebL It‘s a great review! You should post it. Thanks! 6mo
RaimeyGallant On the Come Up is so good! 6mo
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Stars Beneath Our Feet | David Barclay Moore
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Haven‘t been able to find anything that really pulls me in so I‘m checking this one out. #currentlylistening #audiocommute #audiodriving #readdiversebooks #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoice #pocauthors #blacklitsy #blitsy

MaureenMc I recently listened to this audio, too. Great story, and I really liked the narrator. 6mo
Louise How was it? 6mo
Chelleo @Louise I put it down. It was slow moving and I just couldn‘t get into it. I‘ll revisit it soon. 6mo
Louise Thanks. 👍 6mo
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