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Chelleo

Chelleo

Joined March 2016

Librarian/OH. Goodreads: chelleo, StoryGraph: che11eo, LT: mpmleonard, YouTube (Litsy How-To): https://goo.gl/UrCpoU #BlitsySwap host. #blitsy
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Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
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Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Takedown by Corrie Wang
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Grand central station for #BlitsySwap check-ins. Thanks for tagging me in your personal posts!

GreenGrl87 Adding the final touches and heading to the post office this week! 13h
Chrissyreadit Will mail by Friday 13h
TheBookHippie Mine went out Friday. 13h
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ncsufoxes Mailed my package out to the recipient on Saturday 12h
BeaG I will mail this week. 11h
Chelleo @BeaG + @ncsufoxes 👍🏾 10h
Endowarrior21 Mine with go out the minute the item I ordered from a Black Owned Company arrives to me. 8h
Readergrrl I received mine today! @ncsufoxes very excited! I‘m also waiting for one last item set to arrive tomorrow (I ordered weeks ago!), then straight to the PO I will go. If it doesn‘t arrive tomorrow, I will mail my package out as is and mail the last item out separately once it arrives. 8h
Gissy Going out this week! I will send you the tracking number🤗 7h
Chelleo @Endowarrior21 | @Readergrrl | @Gissy 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 6h
Karisa Mine is almost finished and will be heading out this week too. I‘m excited! 💗 2h
Sbonnette Mine is almost done! Waiting on one item and will ship out this weekend at the latest! 2h
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My #StoryGraph Reading Wrap-Up for 2022: https://app.thestorygraph.com/wrap-up/2022/che11eo?user=che11eo

My 2022 (exceeded) and 2023 goals are to read 50 books.

My kids had a major influence on my reading this past year...we listened to Tui T. Sutherland's entire Wings of Fire book series...making Tui my most read/listened to author. For a series about dragon's it's VERY good!

gossamerchild I like how the first and last books are both pink 😂 1mo
Gissy Great! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 1mo
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1. Black Panther, Michelle Obama
2. Old school hit hop artists in general: Salt N Pepa, LL Cool J, Heavy D, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte
3. I love learning about little known Black History (people, places, events)
4. The Seasonal Pages: https://theseasonalpages.com/ I discovered this shop a few years back and just love their stuff.

#BlitsySwap #BlitsySwapQuestionnaire

JamieArc That shop looks great! 1mo
JamieArc That shop looks great! 1mo
IndoorDame Those wood prints are amazing! 1mo
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Matches have been sent out! Please let me know if you DID NOT receive your match email. Also take a second to help your new match find the perfect goodies for you by filling out this #BlitsySwapQuestionnaire.

Chelleo Please comment here to confirm receipt of your match info...thank you!

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Karisa Yep! I have my swap‘s info. Thanks, @Chelleo 😊 1mo
Chelleo @Karisa - Great, thanks! 1mo
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BeaG @Chelleo I have not received mine. 1mo
Chelleo @BeaG Thanks for letting me know. I tried sending it twice. Can you email me at chelleo.michelle@gmail.com so I can make sure I have the correct email address for you? 1mo
BeaG @Chelleo Sent 1mo
Readergrrl I received mine! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Chelleo @BeaG So weird, your email hasn‘t come through but I tried sending to you again and it bounced. 1mo
Chelleo @BeaG Got it and sent! 1mo
Chelleo @Readergrrl thank you! 1mo
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Hi all! Thanks to all those who have signed up. I‘m behind making matches due to cold and flu season wreaking havoc. I will have matches made by Friday, December 22. I‘ll reach out via email to confirm any necessary info before then. Thanks for your patience and understanding! Looking forward to another great swap! #BlitsySwap

TheBookHippie Oh no!!! Hydrate & rest!!! ♥️ sending healing vibes. 2mo
MoonWitch94 Feel better soon! 2mo
Gissy Health is first! Wishing you and anyone sick at home, a soon recovery! Take care of yourself first! ❤️ 2mo
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Chrissyreadit I hope you‘re feeling better!!! Sending warm cozy wishes! If I could I‘d bring you a hot elderberry, honey and salty lemon drink 2mo
Chelleo @TheKidUpstairs @MoonWitch94 - can you please email me at chelleo.michelle@gmail.com so that I can capture your email address? Thanks! 1mo
Chelleo @aCleverDuck - can you please email me at chelleo.michelle@gmail.com so that I can capture your email address? Thanks! 1mo
MoonWitch94 Yes, no problem! 1mo
MoonWitch94 And I hope you‘re feeling better! 🙂 1mo
Chelleo @MoonWitch94 @thebookhippie @Chrissyreadit @Gissy Thank you! I was spared the flu but both of my kids were sick and not simultaneously so it made for a rough week. Everyone is feeling better now though! Just in time for Christmas 🎅🏾 (edited) 1mo
TheBookHippie @Chelleo Whew. Enjoy your holiday. Hope you get some rest now! 1mo
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Reminder…Please share! The #BlitsySwap celebrates Black History Month (U.S.) with books by Black authors and bookish and/or Black cultural gift items. Open internationally to kids & adults. Please complete one form per person: https://bit.ly/bhms2023

Sign-ups Close: December 11
Matches Sent: December 19
Open Date: February 28, 2023*

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We Are Not Like Them | Christine Pride
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Although I wasn‘t really in the mood to read this, I‘m glad I did. The authors presented interesting perspectives on the police killing of an unarmed black boy through the eyes of two best friends. One a Black news reporter covering the story and the other, the white wife of one of the officers involved in the shooting. #audiobook #Blitsy

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The #BlitsySwap celebrates Black History Month (U.S.) with books by Black authors and bookish and/or Black cultural gift items. Open internationally to kids & adults. Please complete one form per person: https://bit.ly/bhms2023

Sign-ups Close: December 11
Matches Sent: December 19
Open Date: February 28, 2023*

#BlitsyHistoryMonth #Blitsy #BHMS @Chelleo

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DebinHawaii Thank you for tagging me! I always enjoy this one! 2mo
Chrissyreadit 🥳❤️🎉🙌 2mo
MoonWitch94 Just signed up! My first time & really looking forward to it. 🥳 2mo
Teresereading Is there an Australian option? 2mo
Mitch Yeah! Just signed up. Not sure if I ticked the right box - but my first choice would be a U.K. match. 2nd choice a U.S. match. Thanks 🙏 2mo
Chelleo @Teresereading If there is another person in the swap in Australia, I‘ll match you but if not, I‘ll need to know if you are open to sending somewhere else. 2mo
DinoMom @Frasdawg this is another great swap! 2mo
Nalbuque Thank you sm for the tag- I always miss sign ups, and this is one of my fave swaps! Looking forward to it!! 2mo
Chelleo @Mitch Noted and glad you‘re back for this year‘s swap! 2mo
Chelleo @Nalbuque You‘re welcome! It‘s easy to miss the sign ups! Glad your joining in again! 2mo
Chelleo @DinoMom Thanks! I think so too 😉 2mo
Frasdawg @DinoMom THANKS!!! 2mo
Gissy Yes!!! 2mo
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Seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago when we attended the #OhioanaBookFestival It was a pleasant surprise when I pulled this from my book.

rockpools That‘s so neat! 3mo
AlaMich Yeah, everything from the Before Times feels like a hundred years ago. 😔 2mo
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The boys chatted up author Brandon Snider and decided they wanted to check out this new series. Looking forward to this fictionalized story based on Rube Goldberg about a kids who likes to invent and build wacky machines. #BooksByTheBanks #BoysReadToo #RaisingReaders #BlackBoyJoy

Reggie Very cool! 3mo
Chrissyreadit I love this!!! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Do your boys like the game Mousetrap? I was completely OBSESSED with it as a kid. 3mo
Chelleo @MicheleinPhilly They never played it but I think it might make it under the tree this year 3mo
MicheleinPhilly 👍🏼 Excellent choice. I think they‘ll love it. 3mo
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Miles Morales: Stranger Tides | Justin A. Reynolds
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So happy to see my guys enjoying books and reading and seeing themselves in those stories. We‘re big fans of the Miles Morales graphic novel and Jameson wouldn‘t let us leave #BooksByTheBanks until we bought the latest Miles book by and get it signed by Justin Reynolds was so cool and patient as he chatted with Jameson (and confirmed the correct spelling of his name). Jameson was so excited that he had the chance to meet him. #BoysReadToo

Karisa 😍😍😍 3mo
Aimeesue Wow! I'm super jealous. Jason Reynolds is amazing. ❤️ 3mo
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Bookwormjillk Wow! Very cool! 3mo
BennettBookworm Omg! So jelly! 3mo
TrishB That‘s so cool😁 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌😍🙌 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Amazing.. what a cool event 3mo
Bookgoil Huge fan of Reynolds!!! So glad y‘all got to meet him! 3mo
Chelleo @Aimeesue We met Justin Reynolds, not Jason, who I agree is amazing too! 3mo
Aimeesue @Chelleo This is what I get for typing too fast! My apologies to both Mr. Justin Reynolds and Mr. Jason Reynolds. I was actually thinking of Justin's books, but typed Jason. ❤️ (edited) 3mo
Chelleo @Aimeesue seriously, no worries because I thought Jason at first when I saw the program. 3mo
Aimeesue @Chelleo As you might imagine, people get my name wrong all the time, at least spelling-wise, and it's aggravating. The irony here is not lost on me. 😋 3mo
Gissy A beautiful experience to know different authors to share with them.📚❤️ 3mo
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Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism | Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
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I staffed a pop-up book display for our campus‘s LGBTQIA+ Read-In event.

Leftcoastzen Oh wow! Great ! 3mo
Bookzombie Awesome! 3mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️🙌❤️🎉❤️🙌❤️ 3mo
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Gissy Nice! 👌🧡🧡🧡🍁🍂🌈 3mo
Reggie Very cool! 3mo
BookNAround Are you at UC? (I read the sticker in the window.) My daughter is in grad school there. (edited) 3mo
Chelleo UC but I‘m at one of the regional campuses. @BookNAround (edited) 3mo
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The youngest had to do a book report and make a pumpkin craft based on a character from the book. He chose to create a bee (the striped “butt” is the pumpkin). #BlackBoyJoy #RaisingReaders #BoysReadToo #BadHairDay

Chrissyreadit 😍🥳 3mo
Catsandbooks So cute and creative! 🐝 3mo
kspenmoll Love this!!!! 3mo
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Bookzombie Cute! 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Adorable!! We love bees in our household too! 3mo
vlwelser I love the messy hair. 3mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 3mo
Gissy Amazing! 🐝📚🧡🧡🧡🍂🍁👏👏👏👏 3mo
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My little Harry and his creepy little finger at The Friends Warehouse on Halloween. #BlackBoyJoy #BoysReadToo #KidsOfLitsy #RaisingReaders #HarryPotter #BookCharacterCostume

swishandflick Adorable!! 3mo
Kimberlone Precious! 3mo
Bookzombie Love! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Great photo! He‘s adorable. 3mo
Gissy Great! 📚🧡🧡🧡🧡🍁🍂👏👏👏👏 3mo
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Thanks @Rachel.Rencher for hosting this cool #BookishCoupleGiveaway! I love YA, chick lit and romance.

Magdalenka Love that ❤️ 3mo
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Summer of Broken Things | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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One of the few physical/print books that has kept me engaged and coming back. So sad that it‘s been on my shelf since 2018. I purchased it at the Ohioana Book Festival during a Litsy Meetup.

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The Public Library: A Photographic Essay | Ann Patchett, Bill Moyers, Robert Dawson
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The library had a cool display about libraries and librarians in celebration of National Library Card Sign Up. I picked up a couple of titles from the display, including this one. I‘m a sucker for photo books.

IamIamIam Oooh, gorgeous!!!! 5mo
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Wearing his shirt from the 2022 #blitsyswap. He wears this all the time, @Amandajoy

CBee LOVE THIS 😍😍😍 5mo
Chrissyreadit That‘s a GREAT shirt! And adorable picture! 5mo
Amandajoy Love it! 5mo
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Leftcoastzen So cool! 5mo
marleed Very cool! 5mo
Gissy You have an actor there!☺️👌 5mo
staci.reads Raygun t-shirts are the best! I have that same one! 5mo
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Fun trip to the library to return and borrow more books. #blackboyjoy #boysreadtoo #kidsoflitsy #raisingreaders

Itchyfeetreader Your boys look so happy 5mo
Gissy So nice to them so happy at the library, 📚📚📚📚❤️ 5mo
CarolynM Great photo😍 5mo
Bookzombie Love this photo! 5mo
Maria514626 Library kids! 🙌🙌🙌 5mo
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First Library Card. Kam filled out an application for his very own library card. I allowed him to sign up for a adult card under a teen profile so that he had full access to all library materials. We headed to the kids and teens area and he found several books to check out. He was also picked up his summer reading prize. He checked out his books using his new card. Big day! #boysreadtoo #blackboyjoy #kidsoflitsy

DivineDiana How exciting! 🥳 7mo
MallenNC What a great day! 7mo
Johanna414 Exciting!! 7mo
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Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🙌 7mo
Leftcoastzen Wow ! That‘s great! 7mo
Readergrrl I love this so much. 💚💚💚 7mo
JamieArc Woohoo! What a big day! 🎉 7mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! 😀 7mo
Gissy Congratulations Kam! Now you have your library card!👏👏👏 7mo
Kappadeemom Congratulations!!!!❤️ 7mo
Monica5 That's Awesome 7mo
Tera66 Yay! Congratulations 🎊 👏 🎉 📚 7mo
FortunateSon Awesome job, mom! I hope my son has inherited a joy of reading as well! 7mo
Chelleo @FortunateSon Thanks and welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
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We usually forget or miss the bookmobile when it‘s in our neighborhood but we caught it this day and made the most of our visit by borrowing a stack of books and getting the boys signed up for the summer reading program. #boysreadtoo #blackboyjoy #raisingreaders

Leftcoastzen They are so adorable! 7mo
Gissy They so excited and happy in that photo! Like a Yesss!😄 7mo
vlwelser 😍😍😍 7mo
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ravenlee Hooray! 7mo
Chelsea.Poole Awesome!! 7mo
Tera66 Adorable boys! 7mo
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We picked up this book (along with a large stack of others) from our local library‘s bookmobile and J jumped right into it. After dinner tonight I picked it up myself and read it in one sitting. #boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #blackboyjoy

ShelleyBooksie It's so good! 7mo
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Dark Secret | Tui T Sutherland
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My oldest kid has me hooked on the Wings of Fire series! He owns and has read the first 4 graphic novels in the series. We all recently started listening to book 1 in audiobook format during our car commutes. I‘ve get so caught up in the story then it‘s time to drop the boys off and I hate to wait for the kids to get back into the car to continue the story. It‘s so tempting to just keep going but my oldest gets annoyed if I jump ahead.

Gissy A family story☺️ 7mo
Chelleo @Gissy Yes, it‘s become a regular family activity when we‘re in my car. They jam out to music at full blast in their dad‘s 😂🤣😂 7mo
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The Cost of Knowing | Brittney Morris
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Starting this audiobook today.

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The Chicken Sisters | KJ Dell'Antonia
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🎧 Sisters play out a generations long fried chicken feud on a food reality show. At one point I hated almost all of the adult characters. Everything came together at the end but it ended abruptly. This would have benefited from an epilogue.

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The hippopotamus entry page. I really like the chapter on how to use your dictionary which includes exercises.

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Thanks to my mom‘s penchant for keeping everything, I was able to find my beloved, first dictionary. According to my note written inside the cover, my grandmother gave it to me when I was in the 3rd grade. I included “if lost” addresses for 3 different homes over the years. This one includes metric conversation charts, chronology of American events (up to 1978, which includes an entry for 1619), & a spread about how the states got their names.

rubyslippersreads What a great find! 10mo
Karkar What memories! I had this one too as a kid. ❤️📚❤️ 10mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoy the Kilts & Quilts series. A go to favorite for a good read with lots of laughs. This was a fun, quick little romance with a lot of sass.

BethM Do you have to read them in order? 11mo
Chelleo @BethM No, I think I started with book 7 and this one is a novella. There are several recurring characters but they do a good job of reintroducing characters and providing context. 11mo
Santie Hi miss lady 😊. May I ask what app you would recommend for audiobooks for IOS? 10mo
Chelleo @SantieWantie I use Libby (by Overdrive) and Hoopla through my library accounts. 10mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A collection of short stories. The stories were ok…I felt as if they all ended pretty abruptly…would have enjoyed if a few stories were expanded into longer form, novella or a short novel. It was a decent palette cleanser read.

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We cleared 2 boxes of books from their bookshelves and stocked 2 local Little Free Libraries. The one at the YMCA (the repurposed newspaper stand) was pretty bare so we donated 1/2 a box there and the other half at a spot not far away. We‘ll spread the rest of the books later in the week. #boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #blackboyjoy

Dragon A great idea ! 💚🐉 11mo
DinoMom We just did something similar. My son cleared out a bunch of books and he donated them to his school reading program. Good for your guys for donating their love of reading onwards! 11mo
Gissy So nice that he is participating in the process because he needs to decide, to choose which books will be donated. Was it hard for him? 11mo
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Zoes_Human I love that someone reused a newspaper stand! 11mo
PaperbackPrincess19 I am loving how these free libraries are becoming more wide spread, I‘ve seen a few now and can‘t wait till more and more of these libraries show up. 11mo
Chelleo @DinoMom Back atcha! Always good to gift books forward no matter the venue 11mo
Chelleo @Gissy He did okay on the first pass. I put several back because they were autographed and moved them to my bookshelves. I also pulled a ton and although he grumbled at first he got over it quickly. ☺️ 11mo
Chelleo @Zoes_Human Isn‘t it the cutest thing? 11mo
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Lucky approved the final weeding list of books to be discarded from the boy‘s collection. We‘ll do a round of Little Free Library drop offs and whatever‘s left will go to Friends of the Library‘s used book warehouse. #dogsoflitsy

Tera66 His eyes are so pretty, such a good boy💙 11mo
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I really like the layout and design. It‘s a very nice introductory dictionary. It also has a small thesaurus, maps, flags and list of U.S. presidents.

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Finally picked up a dictionary for the boys. I was listening to the Merriam Webster podcast and realized that I really needed to get them a print version so that I could ensure they knew how to use a dictionary. Sometimes we Google definitions and they can be too advanced for their needs. I was way more excited about it than they were. That didn‘t stop my youngest from asking to look up: butt, fart and booty 😂🤣😂

jdiehr I have to know if either butt, fart, or booty were in there 😂 11mo
Chelleo 😂@jdiehr fart: no; booty: yes (stolen treasure); butt (short for buttocks; fleshy part of your body that you sit on) 😂 11mo
jdiehr @Chelleo 😂❤ 11mo
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One of my favorite book buddies joined me on a trip to our Friends of the Library Warehouse. He had a pretty good haul and we also picked up a couple of titles for little bro. #boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #blackboyjoy

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@Amandajoy You and C made his day! He was soooo ecstatic about this late #BlitsySwap arrival! He was walking around like the cat who caught the canary, saying, “This ball is so sick!” It‘s absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for your thoughtful and generous gift!

Chelleo @Amandajoy Forgot to mention that he is chomping at the bit to read Amari and The Night Brothers…we‘re just wrapping up the last Harry Potter book before we get started. 11mo
Amandajoy I‘m glad he liked it! It wasn‘t book related, but Caden and I thought it was cool. (I actually forgot it hadn‘t got there yet, so thanks for posting!) 11mo
Hooked_on_books He‘s a good looking kid. He‘s gonna be a hunk when he gets older! 11mo
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@MeganAnn … you made my day! Not only did you send these lovely items, the kind note was perfectly timed after a busy day and an anticipated stressful one tomorrow. I‘m so thankful for the Litsy community and Littens like you! #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BlitsySwap #BHMS

MeganAnn Oh I‘m so happy they arrived and that they could make your day a tiny bit better! 💖 11mo
Chelleo Did you make the card? I just noticed your signature as I was looking at it. It‘s beautiful and I plan on framing it. She looks so serene. 11mo
Chelleo Sorry, forgot to tag you @MeganAnn 11mo
MeganAnn @Chelleo yes I did! I painted it following a tutorial by Let‘s Make Art on YouTube. I love that you plan to frame it 🥰 11mo
Chelleo @MeganAnn It really is beautiful and screaming to be framed! 11mo
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Takedown | Corrie Wang
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Working on reading more print from my personal bookshelves and randomly picked up this book. I purchased it from a library book sale and have had it for years. Thought I‘d read a few pages to get the gist and read 7 chapters. It seems like it‘s going to be a wild story!

Sapphire It‘s a great feeling when you find a gem on your own forgotten shelves! 11mo
Chelleo @Sapphire IKR!? Past me did a good job! (edited) 11mo
Sapphire Lol! 11mo
WJCintron I have a copy, and I have it on my TBR since last year. Is it good?? 11mo
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Thank you @GreenGrl87 ! I‘ve actually been looking for something exactly like this to help my husband and I keep track of stuff at home (bc he hates using calendars outside of work 🤦🏾‍♀️) So glad I dragged you into the #BlitsySwap and that it led to our book club! Thanks friend!

GreenGrl87 You‘re so welcome! I‘m glad you like it and find it useful 😍 and thank you for all the work you do each year to make the Blitsy swap such a joy to be a part of! I can‘t wait to get home and open my box up! 11mo
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Here I was lusting over this shirt and tote (I‘m a tote junky) and come to find out @jploves2read graciously gifted me a set of my own! And this candle smells soooo good! I‘m constantly amazed by the kindness of Littens…you continually restore my faith in humanity. So many thanks! #BlitsySwap

BethM Littens are the best collective group of humans I‘ve ever met. 11mo
AmyG Win win! 🙌🏻 11mo
riversong153 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 11mo
GreenGrl87 Yes, littens are 👌🏽 the best!! I‘m so glad to have found this community! 11mo
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Thank you @j9brown for the cutest stationery set and for being a part of the #BlitsySwap!

Gissy So pretty😍 11mo
j9brown Yay! Glad it made it just in time! 🤗 11mo
Chelleo @j9brown I love the post card…I think I‘m going to frame it for my work desk so I can daydream 11mo
j9brown @Chelleo It does look like a perfect vacation! 11mo
riversong153 💜💜💜 11mo
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@Sbonnette You hit the ground running by joining Litsy and the #BlitsySwap at the same time! So glad to have you here. J loved all the great books, super cute bookmark and of course, the candy! And since we can‘t just take a simple pic, you get the funny face too. Please tell N that, Yes, J does like Encanto (he asked in the card) 😚🥰 #boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #blackboyjoy

Gissy So funny! So good for them to participate in these swaps and that they love reading. Thanks to mama. It is so pleasant to see children reading! 11mo
BethM I can‘t wait until my munchkin is old enough to participate! 11mo
Sbonnette I‘m so glad he liked the book selection and N says he is glad J likes Encanto! 11mo
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LeshaMac Awwww I love it 🥰 11mo
riversong153 💜💜💜💜 11mo
GreenGrl87 Awww 🥰 11mo
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@Amandajoy He‘s been begging to open his #BlitsySwap package non-stop since yesterday & within 5 minutes of opening everything asked if he can do the swap again next year! He loved everything but the hands-down winner was the Lego book light. He uses them all the time and we can never have enough around the house. Looking forward to reading the books together. I loved Amari and can‘t wait for him to read it too! BTW, C did a great wrapping job!!

wanderinglynn Love that tee! 💜 awesome photos! 11mo
MeganAnn Love seeing how happy your boys are opening their swaps! Tristan Strong is fantastic — my whole family loved it. 💖 11mo
Chelleo @MeganAnn that‘s on my TBR list so can‘t wait to read them with both my little guys! We like to listen to the audiobooks in the car and K will read along…sometimes he‘ll read ahead and we have to catch up. 11mo
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Bookwormjillk That‘s an amazing t-shirt! 11mo
Gissy Another happy face! What a pretty shirt, lovely! Well, maybe he is going to like those expressions of lovely and pretty ☺️But he looks so happy and with the candy too. 11mo
MeganAnn @Chelleo We like to listen to audiobooks in the car too, especially during longer car rides! In fact, we listened to Tristan Strong on a road trip and the narrator was great. We were all hooked! 💖 I love that K reads along and gets so into it he reads ahead. You‘re raising some fantastic readers and as a mother of a son who likes to read, it makes me so happy to see that. 11mo
Sbonnette That is an awesome shirt and I must find one of these book lights for my kiddos. 11mo
LeshaMac I love seeing the kiddos faces💜it was great idea including them in the swap 11mo
Amandajoy Caden was very excited when he wanted Tristan Strong & I‘ve been tempted to steal Amari & the Night Brothers from Corrine. I‘m glad he liked everything. There may still be one thing coming. We ordered something else because we thought it was cool even if it wasn‘t book related. 11mo
riversong153 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 11mo
GreenGrl87 They look so happy! 🥺🥰 11mo
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Heading out to you tomorrow, @Nalbuque ! 📬
Thanks for the special delivery @GreenGrl87 🥰
#BlitsySwap

Chelleo @Nalbuque - with the USPS and expected to arrive on Monday… just in time to open! 11mo
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merelybookish What a handsome kiddo! 11mo
Chelleo @merelybookish Thank you! 11mo
Gissy He looks so happy!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Chelleo @Gissy He loves mail and book swaps so he is really happy! 11mo
Gissy @Chelleo We have to see his reaction during the opening date, well their reactions🤗 11mo
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Thank you @jploves2read for the surprise mail! I think I‘ll wait to open on the 28th with everyone else! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Jensol77 Cool stamps 12mo
Kimzey Love the stamps! ❤️ 12mo
jploves2read You‘re welcome. 🙂 12mo
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riversong153 How are they about waiting? 12mo
Chelleo @riversong153 awful! 😂🤣😂 12mo
riversong153 @Chelleo my daughter wants me to open mine even though she has no skin in the game. She just likes to be around when packages are opened and wants them opened as soon as possible 🤷🏾‍♀️ 12mo
Chelleo @riversong153 She had her chance!! But I get it…I like to watch unboxings too! 12mo
Gissy That happy face is priceless🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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#BlitsySwap kids packages are on their way! #BHMS

Amandajoy Awesome! 12mo
Sbonnette So exciting! 12mo
GreenGrl87 OMG adorable! 12mo
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Thanks to all who have already sent off packages! This will serve as our updates post. International packages should be in transit. Reminder: post and tag me in your sent/received posts. Also let me know if you anticipate or are experiencing issues. Opening Day is Monday, Feb 28.

All participants were tagged as an FYI. No need to respond UNLESS you‘re having issues.

Thanks! #BlitsySwap #BHMS

Mitch It‘s been sent several weeks ago - not sure if it‘s been received? 12mo
Chelleo @Mitch It has been received! 12mo
Chelleo @Mitch - Didn‘t mean to worry you. I tagged everyone in the swap regardless of status. 12mo
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DebinHawaii Just got my last item & box should go out tomorrow. Will post when it does. 🤗 12mo
AmyG FYI…my box was sent and recieved. Have yet to recieve mine. 12mo
riversong153 Woooootttt! Swappy time! Excuse my excitement 🙈 12mo
Chelleo @AmyG Yours is due to go out this week. ☺️ 12mo
Chelleo Currently in transit: @Chrissyreadit @maich @Readergrrl and @Sbonnette (K‘s package, No‘s will be out by Friday) 12mo
Gissy I received mine and I posted a comment and my match responded to it. I‘m still waiting for one item but it is on its way according to the notification I received recently. If it is not on time, I will send what I have priority mail before opening date and I can send the rest later. 12mo
AmyG Thank you! 12mo
Chelleo @Gissy noted, thanks! 12mo
Readergrrl No issues here! I just wanted to say that I received my package, but it had no name on it. I didn‘t want to open until Opening Day, so just informing my swap person that I have it. I‘m trying to be patient and not open it too soon! I will emailing mine out tomorrow. Amazon was extra slow this month!! 12mo
Chelleo @Readergrrl - thanks for the update. Can you please post a pic of the box you received so your sender knows you got it; and also a post when you ship. Thanks! (good luck with your patience...so hard to wait!)
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MeganAnn No issues here. Mine is all set to mail out tomorrow. I‘ll post a picture when it does, and when I receive mine from my match. Thanks for all your work! This is one of my favorite swaps each year 💖 12mo
ncsufoxes I have not received my package. I‘m waiting for one more item to arrive & then I‘ll be mailing my package out this week via priority 12mo
Chelleo @ncsufoxes Your package will be sent in the next few days. 12mo
Butterfinger @Readergrrl it's me. I debated whether to put your LMPBC in the same package. I'm mailing it tomorrow. I asked my husband to mail it so I have no idea what the outside looks like. 12mo
Butterfinger @Sbonnette I can't stand the anxiety. My little girl is your little one's swap partner and it was sent 2/2. Let me know if you don't receive it. 12mo
Readergrrl @Butterfinger It‘s yours!! I had my daughter open it and read the card without telling what, just who!! She‘s hidden it in her bedroom (I wouldn‘t be able to find it if I tried) and will give it back on the 28th. She loves to be in charge! 😂 12mo
Chelleo @Butterfinger It was received! Update post to come. 12mo
Sbonnette @Butterfinger we did receive it! 12mo
Sbonnette I‘m sending my packages out by Saturday! I‘m waiting on one more fun thing to put in! 12mo
maich @Chelleo thanks for telling us. 12mo
Chelleo @Readergrrl - Have you sent your package? 12mo
Readergrrl @Chelleo Package gift wrapped and dropped at the post office on Saturday. Should be there by the middle of the week! 12mo
Deblovestoread I know both pieces of mine arrived at their destination. I haven‘t received yet but am guessing it is on its way by looking at informed delivery. 12mo
j9brown Hello! I forgot to take a picture (I always want to escape the post office as quickly as possible, lol) but my package is on its way as of Saturday! I did the three day box, so my match should have it soon! 😄 12mo
Chelleo @j9brown LOL! Thanks for the update and glad you escaped 😂 12mo
Chelleo Looking for status updates from @Gaylagal2 / @EchoLogical / @Amandajoy 12mo
EchoLogical Cutting it close but it should be there on Thursday! 12mo
Chelleo @EchoLogical excellent, thanks! 😍 12mo
Chelleo Package in transit for: @LeshaMac 12mo
BeaG I hate that I missed it this year. 12mo
Chelleo @BeaG I‘m sorry you missed the sign up too. I didn‘t want to bug people in case they wanted to opt out. 😔 11mo
BeaG I didn‘t opt out, I just haven‘t been on the app much. I understand about not wanting to bug people. 11mo
Chelleo @maich - have you received your package? 11mo
maich @Chelleo not yet. But I received a letter from import duties yesterday and maybe is already in my country. Usually it takes 4 to 8days to received it from them. 11mo
TiminCalifornia @maich Hello! I'm your sender. My tracking says it made it to customs in your country on 2/18. It is on the way! Fingers crossed it makes it to you by Monday. 11mo
maich @TiminCalifornia thanks for telling me. It is ok if arrives late. 11mo
Chelleo @amandajoy - Your match received her package but may not post anytime soon. Just wanted you to know. 11mo
TiminCalifornia @maich Received a notice that the package cleared customs on March 4 so hopefully you'll get it any day now. So many apologies for the lateness! I will definitely give more lead time in the future when shipping internationally!! 11mo
maich @TiminCalifornia I am working in the afternoon shift but my mum send me message thst I received a package. Will open tomorrow and post. Don't need to worry for late sending. 11mo
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