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Chrissyreadit

Joined December 2016

I immediately know we will be friends if we talk about books.
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Lilli de Jong: A Novel | Janet Benton
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Definitely a pick. Character driven, and easy to feel empathy for the characters. Glad I‘m doing the buddy read because I really have a lot on my mind with this book. I highly recommend reading her end section discussing history and her information.

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New Year's Resolutions | New York Times
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Hope you will join us in a New Years Swap about reading goals and self care! There are sign ups for 1 book and 1 item, as well as bigger sizes. Open Internationally! Direct matches so you can cheer each other on beyond the swap if you choose.

https://forms.gle/6g4jFBGcZ1UugJ9x5

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Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 and @litsyhappenings ☺️♥️ 2d
Shadowfat Thanks for hosting this, it looks like fun! 2d
mabell Thanks Chrissy! I‘m off to check out the form and think about my goals! 🏃‍♀️ 2d
Chrissyreadit @mabell yay!!! 🎉🥰 2d
sprainedbrain Figuring out my goals, and then I will be signing up. Thank you! 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Just want to say your form is very comprehensive. Great job both of you! 2d
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The Words between Us | Erin Bartels
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Show some litsy love to @revellbooks and check out their giveaway to celebrate 100 followers! (Ends today) tagging a few more who might. Be interested. @mabell @Avanders @cobwebmoth @TK421 @MeganAnn @BethM

Avanders Thanks! 😘😘 2d
TK421 Thank you!😊 2d
mabell Thanks! 2d
MeganAnn 😘😘😘 2d
BethM Thanks dear! 2d
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Signed up! This should help me with #mountTBR and overlap some of my other challenges and help me with meeting my reading goals for 2020. #readingeurope2020

squirrelbrain That‘s all of the things I‘m hoping for too - #mounttbr in particular.... 2d
BarbaraBB I am aiming for Mount TBR as well! Thanks for joining and sharing 💕 2d
Librarybelle Yay! Thanks for joining us! 2d
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Uncommon Grounds | Sandra Balzo
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@BookwormAHN my #cbbc package arrived! Thank you! I am so excited you sent cute highlighters!!! My daughter keeps teasing me with hers but mine are so cute!!! One of my goals for 2020 is to annotate more often and use all my adorable stickies. 🧡🧡🧡

BookwormAHN Glad you like them, enjoy 😸 3d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BookwormAHN Community coffee is the best! 👌 3d
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@wanderinglynn my prize arrived! I am so thankful! These are perfect to celebrate BFCR4 and that book sounds like one I would love- 🧡🧡🧡

megnews I read this this year. Very enjoyable. 3d
wanderinglynn Glad it arrived! I saw the book was on your TBR, so I hoped you hadn‘t read it. ☺️ 3d
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn I try to keep my TBR up to date! I forget what is on it- so I have not read this. Someday I‘d like to figure out how to manage the TBR better. 3d
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Chrissyreadit @megnews I‘m glad to hear that. I am looking forward to reading it. 3d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego What a cute pen(cil?) !! 3d
Chrissyreadit @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego it is! The cat is an eraser for the pencil. 3d
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Lilli de Jong: A Novel | Janet Benton
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I love this book, but I can‘t read it before bed because I‘m scared something awful will happen to Lilli or Charlotte. This reminds me a little of how I felt when I read Black Beauty as a child. I need some light reading before bed....

revenge4porgy Kinky Friedman is light reading 4d
Chrissyreadit @revenge4porgy I will add it to my TBR. I‘m using cozy mysteries and this sounds similar. 4d
revenge4porgy He‘s written mysteries like Armadillos and Old Lace, The Mile High Club, Ten Little New Yorkers. Then there‘s always Sue Ann Jaffarian and the Odelia Grey series 4d
Crazeedi Really good book 3d
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I just signed up. See @MaleficentBookDragon for sign up info. #jolabokaflodswap

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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I enjoyed this book. I thought it told a good story even though some of it seemed contrived to make it work. I liked the characters overall and the story within a story plot device.

SilversReviews Yes..it was good. 4d
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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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What are your reading goals and/or favorite challenges? Hope you will share them on litsy!
#readinthenewyearswap

IndoorDame ❤️ these goals! A book themed trip sounds super fun! Can‘t wait to hear all about it! 5d
Bookzombie These are great goals! 5d
Laughterhp Great bookish goals!! 5d
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ChasingOm What are you looking for in a book buddy? 5d
Chrissyreadit @ChasingOm this will sound odd, but I have never found a real life book club to join. I just wish I had someone to meet up with and talk books. I don‘t even have a lot of time! But in my brain it would be fun every two months. I always wanted to host a book group but it never works out in my current life. 5d
Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp @Bookzombie thanks! Do you do book goals? 5d
Laughterhp I do! I‘ve already set a few book goals for myself for next year. Read a classic a month, read a BOTM a month, read a nonfiction a month and read 2nd books in series that I have on TBR! 5d
ChasingOm I don‘t think that‘s weird! It took me until this year to connect with some women who shared an interest in starting one. 5d
Amiable Do you have a trip in mind? Where would you like to go? 5d
Bookzombie @Chrissyreadit Usually just challenges and a total. I‘m thinking about skipping them next year and just reading what jumps out at me. 5d
Deardaze Oh I love the idea of a book themed trip! 5d
Chrissyreadit @Amiable I have a couple wishes- but so far have not been able to work them in. One is Prince Edward Island, another is the Betsy Tacy home in Manketo, another is to stay in The Library Hotel in NYC and go to book con, or to go to the Hobart book village in NYS. I keep them on my goal list because maybe one day it will work. I would enjoy a Jane Austen event too. 5d
Chrissyreadit @Bookzombie I feel that way too sometimes, but then I read a couple books this year that would not have been on my radar and were amazing. The struggle is real. 5d
Amiable @Chrissyreadit Those all sound like fabulous trips! 5d
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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Super excited to have a swap around reading and bookish goals! Sign ups open Friday! This is open to everyone with three levels of participation . Hope you will join us!
#readinthenewyearswap

Shadowfat What do you mean by 3 levels of participation? 5d
Chrissyreadit @Shadowfat a small package- envelope size 1 book 1or two items, a medium box the equivalent of medium priority in the states, or a large box the equivalent of large priority box in states. 5d
Shadowfat Ah ok, I was thinking of that differently, that makes a lot more sense then what I was thinking! Thanks! 5d
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so thankful for Litsy and the beautiful energy shared by @BookwormAHN @Gissy @sprainedbrain 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
1. A cup of tea or coffee, a cozy blanket in winter, a candle that smells like campfire, a good book or the movie Pride and Prejudice or a walk when I‘m able.
2. Sending blessings to @BethM @Bookzombie @cobwebmoth @Avanders @mabell @MeganAnn

BookwormAHN Sounds lovely 😸 6d
cobwebmoth Thank you!🖤 6d
sprainedbrain Omg YES to that movie. MacFadyen is good for self-care. ❤️ 6d
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BethM 😘 cozy blankets, books, puppy, warm things to drink, hallmark Christmas movies! 6d
tracey38 Sounds lovely. And @BethM those are pretty much in my list as well! 6d
Bookzombie Thank you so much! I send the same to you. 💗 6d
mabell Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ A campfire candle sounds cozy! 5d
Meaw_catlady So cozy! Blessings to you!! 🖤 5d
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady @monalyisha I‘m wondering if you ladies would have any good resources for solstice celebrations? Or favorite recipes? We are celebrating solstice this year and I‘m trying to become traditional with it. We had wassail last year that was a huge hit. 5d
sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit I am so sorry... totally missed this comment until now! I‘m a solo witch, which only seems to bother me at holidays when I think it would be so cool to go to a Yule or solstice party with a bunch of witches. 😉 I always decorate with a holiday tree, lots mistletoe, holly, evergreen and pinecones. On the night of solstice, we turn off the lights, light lots of candles, eat soup and crusty bread, and play cards or board games. (edited) 2d
sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit As usual, I do my rituals by myself, although my 16-year-old daughter is getting sort of interested, and my 8-year-old boy likes to hang around just because he thinks it‘s funny when I am witchy. 😂 We don‘t celebrate Christmas per se, but we do burn a Yule candle all night Christmas Eve and exchange gifts, and of course we go to lots of family Christmas parties. Wassailing sounds so fun! 2d
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain thank you! My teens are more interested in solstice. Last year we had a fire outside too. I like soup and bread. That may be my go to plan. 1d
sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit I have a pretty serious stick pile outside... we may have an outside fire, too! 1d
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain I only dabble right now, I go back and forth with belief in general but I love tradition, I walked away from Christian and my kids are atheist but my daughter is interested in Wicca and I was too at her age. I think it is the right path for having traditions and loving the earth and recognizing that we all give and receive energy. So I‘m embracing the path to learn. 1d
sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit I agree with you completely! I love how freeing it feels to believe what we feel, and how wholesome and full of love a more ‘pagan‘ path is. 1d
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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Looking forward to hosting this with @MeganAnn
#readinginthenewyearswap

LA_Mead Sounds like fun! Is it international? 🇨🇦 7d
MeganAnn @LA_Mead yes it‘s open internationally!! 7d
sprainedbrain Can‘t wait! 7d
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LA_Mead That‘s great! 6d
mabell Sounds cool! 6d
Cberken This sounds awesome! 5d
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Lies That Comfort and Betray | Rosemary Simpson
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I have completed the Fall prompts for #booked2019 and have one book left from Summer to complete the challenge! Except for Among The Hidden (3.5 stars) I consider them all 4.5-5 star reads for me!
The question by Lies that comfort and betray is because protagonist becomes addicted to Opium in the book, but the main story is the mystery.

Ruthiella Well done! 😁 7d
Bookzombie Awesome job!!! 7d
4thhouseontheleft That‘s fantastic! 🎉🎉 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👊🏻♥️📚🎉 5d
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Ghost Soldier: WW1 Story | Theresa Breslin
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This book for middle grade up takes place during WWI. It was an excellent depiction of war on the home front of Scottish Lowlands and well written with emotional depth and understanding. I highly recommend it to anyone who reads historical fiction and war stories. #homeschoolhistory #bbrcdogsrule #booked2019 #soldierstory

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 1w
Cinfhen Whoa!!! You‘re almost there #Booked2019 #completion 🥳🥳🥳 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds good. I love middle grade stories. 1w
Bookzombie Stacked! 7d
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Bfc really is an important part of my self care 🧡🧡🧡🥰

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 1w
audraelizabeth Awesome job 1w
TheBookHippie Oh wonderful !!! I totally agree self care is so essential ❤️ 1w
Gissy Great!❤️👏👏👏👏 1w
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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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Am enthralled with this book! Downloaded because of a read along hosted by @Librarybelle If you like historical fiction, plague and great characters check it out! I will want an in hand copy of this - if only to be able to loan to friends.

MamaGina I have this ebook, sounds like I need to get to it sooner rather than later!🤓 1w
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m all set for the buddy too! It‘s been on my shelf for awhile. 1w
Chrissyreadit @CoverToCoverGirl I‘m so glad I started this book! 1w
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CoverToCoverGirl Now I really can‘t wait to start! Historical fiction is my favourite genre. 1w
DrexEdit Apparently this is already on my TBR, so stacking here. The first of two (so far) according to goodreads. 👍 1w
Librarybelle I‘m so glad you like it so far! @MamaGina @DrexEdit If you‘re interested in the buddy read, search for #literarycrew . I posted the suggested reading timeline, but it‘s very low key, so read at your own pace! And, @CoverToCoverGirl , I‘m so excited to start this! 1w
DrexEdit @Librarybelle thanks so much for the invite. I'm actually considering it even though I'm overbooked already. 😅 My library's catalog is down for maintenance tonight so I'll have to see if I can get a copy tomorrow. It's not available as an ebook in my system. 1w
MamaGina @Librarybelle Oh, this is excellent, I‘ll definitely participate 🙌🏼🤓 1w
Sace My copy just got delivered! I'm so excited! 1w
Sace @DrexEdit overbooked is the reason I end up lurking most of the time 🤣 1w
DrexEdit @Sace overbooked is just a permanent state of being anymore. 😂😂👍 1w
Chrissyreadit @DrexEdit I seriously did not think I could swing it - but it is so good! Just read what time allows. 1w
Chrissyreadit @Sace me too! Overbooked and overwhelmed but determined to self care soothe and this totally hit the spot! 1w
BethM Im totally into it too! 1w
Chrissyreadit @BethM did you do book or audio? 1w
BethM Audio 1w
Tamra I‘m anxious to read! 1w
Bookzombie I keep stacking books you post! 6d
Chrissyreadit @Bookzombie I look forward to hearing what you think. This was a great few weeks. 6d
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Lilli de Jong: A Novel | Janet Benton
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Just completed notebooks 1-3 for the #lilliread looking forward to the discussion.

TheBookHippie I‘m loving it!!! Do you like it so far? 1w
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie yes! I‘m enjoying it! 1w
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Seriously incredible. Brilliant, emotional, like being a part of the book. Spoken word poetry that completely pulled me into Xiomaras life. Highly recommend. #booked2019 #personofcolor

rachelm This one is sooo wonderful as an audiobook too 1w
Chrissyreadit @rachelm ohhhh! I bet! @BethM maybe this on audio? It‘s YA about a girl her relationships and slam poetry. Very strong characters. 1w
ChasingOm I second the audio love for this book! 1w
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Cinfhen I own it on kindle but the format was annoying/ I think I need to go audio - great suggestion!!! @rachelm @ChasingOm (edited) 1w
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 you‘re on a reading streak! 1w
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen this is a book I would recommend on kindle. I also heard Acevedo speak in 2018, reading the first few pages and although I did not have the book then I could hear that voice and rhythm reading it. So the audio must be amazing! 1w
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen also- for the first time in about a year my class assignments are doable in less time, and I‘m taking my self care goal of pleasure reading very seriously! I need to be transported into reading regularly 🧡🧡🧡 1w
Cinfhen I‘m glad that reading for pleasure is part of your self care 💕 1w
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen my comment above was supposed to say I would NOT recommend on kindle. Sorry for the misspoken thought. 1w
Cinfhen I thought that‘s what you meant 🙃 1w
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@BethM thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in returning my LMPBC book! I‘m so happy to give my son Ex Heroes! And have two more historical fiction books for my TBR. Are you participating in the Lilli De Jong read along? Hoping we can sign up to do LMPBC together again! Maybe with @Avanders and @cobwebmoth if they are available.

BethM I‘m glad you like it! What read along are you talking about? I must have missed it. 1w
BethM And totally down for Lmpbc together! 1w
Avanders 😍😍 And I‘ve just recommitted to another group... 😔 I‘m really going to have to sit out everything after that for a round ... but hopefully by next fall/winter, we‘ll be moved, settled, etc. and I‘ll be ready for a new round! ☺️ 1w
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Chrissyreadit @BethM I will tag you in it. I‘m in one and attempting one other if time permits. 1w
BethM Can you take me in The Last Hours readalong? That sounds interesting! 1w
Chrissyreadit @BethM I tagged you in both. Let me know if you were not notified. 1w
Avanders Lol yeah. 💩😘 1w
Chrissyreadit @Avanders sometimes I become a two year old ☹️but only because I have no patience or ability to delay gratification 😘...where are you moving to? 1w
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Night Music | Jenn Marie Thorne
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This book did take a while to get into, and it was enjoyable, but difficult to relate to the main characters. It also felt oddly two dimensional at times. But I liked it well enough to finally finish it. YA romance, friendship and classical music at a snooty school. Plus I finally completed Spring for #booked2019 with features a musician 🤣🥰😙

Cinfhen You‘re on a roll 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
LauraBrook Ooh, classical music? Yes, please! #stacked 1w
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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Mine are blankets, candles, coffee, bookmarks, stickies, pens, pencils and reading lights and time.

Please feel free to comment or copy and share 🧡🧡

Also would anyone be interested in a swap for bookish resolutions/new year new book goals?

TheBookAddict I love bookmarks and t-shirts the most! Well, I use them the most. What would the swap entail? Just a book that we‘d like to read in 2020? 2w
Amiable What would the swap entail? 2w
Amiable @TheBookAddict So funny—we posted the same question simultaneously! 😀 2w
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TheBookAddict @Amiable 😆 ✋🏽 great minds think alike! 2w
Megabooks Bookmarks, bookish tees! 2w
Chrissyreadit @TheBookAddict @Amiable not to be complicated- but in my mind I was thinking a book or two and an item or two that could be goal related or if someone listens to books a puzzle, or coloring book and crayons with a snack or drink- I‘m open to ideas. 2w
BookNAround Bookmarks, blankets, and book totes. The swap sounds interesting. I‘ll be curious to see what it entails. 2w
MeganAnn I was literally just thinking on ideas for a new year type swap. The one I was playing around with was sending a favorite book you read in the last year with a self care item. Not sure if I‘d have time to organize something myself though so maybe it might spark your ideas?! 2w
Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn I like that idea too. I‘d be happy to help if you do want to organize that one. I love self care. I‘m just looking for a fun way to start the new year. (edited) 2w
MeganAnn @Chrissyreadit if you like the idea feel free to take it and run with it! Or if you want to do a cohosted kind of thing I‘d be up for that as well. I was thinking it would be a fun way to start the new year as well 😊🎉📚 2w
Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn email me and let‘s see if co hosting could work- it would be easier I think. Chrissyreadit@gmail.com 2w
TheBookAddict That sounds doable. 2 book and 2 items related to the person‘s New Years goals. 2w
MeganAnn @Chrissyreadit email sent!! 🎉 2w
mabell Great accouterments! I would include my fake fire that I ordered from amazon because we can‘t make fires without the house smelling for weeks 🤪 But it puts out a nice glow and a little heat! And I definitely agree with “time” 1w
Chrissyreadit @mabell which one did you get? And does it use a plug? A regular plug or special outlet? I wanted one for our living room but thought we needed a special outlet for it. 1w
mabell @Chrissyreadit I‘ll email you the details! It uses a regular plug, but I got an appliance grade extension cord. 1w
Chrissyreadit @mabell thank you!! 1w
Amiable @MeganAnn @chrissyreadit These ideas sound fun! 1w
Avanders @mabell I also would like to hear about this fake fire.... 😁 Leathy18 at gmail? 😁😁 1w
mabell @Avanders Will do! I haven‘t sent the email yet to @Chrissyreadit . I‘m going to take a video this morning, so you two get the full effect 😂 1w
Avanders @mabell nice! 👏🏽👏🏽😁 1w
Avanders @mabell got it — and thank you for the vid too!! We have a “working” fireplace in our house... but the prior owner only halfway converted it and it is presently rather unsafe to use w toddler in house. So we‘ve never used it since we moved it and I miss my reading fire!! ♥️♥️ 1w
Chrissyreadit @mabell I love it! I need to see how it could work in my living room. We have a decorative mantle on a wall. 1w
mabell @Chrissyreadit @Avanders Good luck! Let me know what you what you decide to do! I‘m glad you share my cozy fire interest. 😊 1w
Gissy Nice ideas! 1w
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George | Alex Gino
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Love this book so much! George knows she‘s a girl, and learns how to be her best self! #diversemiddlegrade #booked2019

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Another prompt completed!!! 2w
Cinfhen I really want to read this book!! It‘s gotten so much #LitsyLove 2w
readordierachel 💞💞 2w
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I was not sure what to expect but I loved it! Highly recommend! 2w
Soubhiville I liked this one too. 2w
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1. Sara Donati/Rosina Lippi And Louisa May Alcott, and this was so difficult!!!
2. No questions, just lovely conversation.
3. Over 1,000 not sure of exact number.
4. @cobwebmoth @Avanders @Gissy @BethM @BethM
#wondrouswednesday

Bookzombie I‘m not sure who I would pick! 2w
Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️🤗💕 2w
Avanders Oh man, tough questions!! ... maybe Stephen King? I have to think... 🤔 2w
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Avanders (Well not #3 ... I think around twice yours‘ish 😳) 2w
Chrissyreadit @Avanders woah! That‘s a lot of books! 2w
Avanders Lol. Some say it‘s an issue... I don‘t think I agree. 😁😘 2w
Chrissyreadit @Avanders definitely not an issue! 1w
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1.Everything but especially getting to know people who love reading.
2. I like all of it
3. Able to search a TBR and not start over again when I look at a book link.
4. Daily if not more
5.yes- I‘m an introverted extrovert and this feeds my social needs.
6. I would love to know what people who stopped using litsy thought- but everyone has different needs and views for social media- this is one niche. Also, it took me a year of observing before 👇

Chrissyreadit I jumped in- sometimes connections or activities felt cliquish- But once I jumped in I realized it was not like that. I think commenting when a book interests me has helped me engage with more people more often. 2w
EadieB @Chrissyreadit I like your answers! 2w
BethM We‘re glad to have you! I agree is love searchable lists! 2w
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Insightsintobooks Searchable lists would be nice. 2w
Sace I should probably do this. Commenting is very important to me. I try to read all posts carefully and make thoughtful comments when I can (I'm not always successful.) Has there been less participation on Litsy? I had not noticed. Then again, I've really been downsizing who I follow. 2w
Cinfhen Yes to number 3!!!! So frustrating 😠 2w
Bookwormjillk Yes, searchable lists! 2w
ljuliel I agree on #6. I don‘t know why so many loyal posters left. It‘d be nice to have their feedback now. All I can do is ask the ones who are currently members. All your answers might help to sort this out a bit. 2w
Chrissyreadit @Sace I wonder if more people downsized? I think it seems less active this month but i also know scrolling has been rough. 2w
Sace @Chrissyreadit I feel like I live under a rock because I had not noticed less activity. Then again, I tend to keep a smaller number of people I interact with and the people I interact with most are still here so maybe I didn't notice. 2w
sprainedbrain Great answers, Christina! I love your positivity. ❤️ 2w
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I‘m still hoping I can complete the 2019 challenge but I signed up for the 2020 challenge too! Brought to Litsy by @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft and @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 💕💕💕I have confidence you‘ll complete 2019 and if not who cares!! You still read a ton of books this year😁 2w
Bookzombie I‘m hoping I will complete 2019 too. It seems like I have a lot categories to go. We will both probably succeed though! #bookwormpower 2w
Chrissyreadit @Bookzombie 📚🐛💪🙌🙌 2w
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@IamIamIam thank you!!! The books you sent are perfect for my clinics free library and I am sure they will fly off the shelves 🧡❤️🧡❤️🧡🥰 I wanted to take a better picture but I had back to back clients for 7 hours today. They are up on the shelves already though!

IamIamIam I'm so happy they got there!!! I sent you an email about books you may not be able to use but my neighbor and I joined forces on this one! 😁 My daughter had a ton of Junie B. Jones she didn't want to read and I thought they'd be perfect for you! Hope the Lego books are okay. My son cleaned out his shelves and asked to send those to you. ❤🤗😘 2w
CoverToCoverGirl That second stack looks like it is going to topple any second! Lol 2w
Chrissyreadit @IamIamIam this was a perfect group of books! 2w
Chrissyreadit @CoverToCoverGirl I had to move fast! I unpacked the box, took a picture and started work in 10 minutes! 2w
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Among the Hidden | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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This is between a pick and a so so, as Haddix explores what if children has to be hidden- yet there are books and diaries where this is a reality to families around the world for centuries. It is an interesting way to introduce the topic to children who may not yet be aware that life can be difficult. #booked2019 #politicalintrigue #mounttbr

Cinfhen Ahhh, interesting pick for #PoliticalIntrigue 2w
LibrarianRyan I have read all but the last book in the series. I really liked how Haddix was able to say so much in so few pages. MG novels are getting so long now a days. 2w
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I needed quick and easy or I would get depressed. If I had more time I would do Washington‘s Six I think. 2w
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Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan they are getting longer. But they are also returning to a length more similar to the early part of the century I think. Like Tom Sawyer and Little Women. 2w
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan I typically like Haddix, and bought these when my teens were young, but for some reason I am thinking of how hard people work and struggle to get their kids to safety lately. The current state of the union sometimes seeps into all of my thoughts. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit That I agree with. The literacy and reading rate in the 50-80's was so dismal they had shorter books to keep kids attention. It is also when the episodic series like Nancy Drew, babysitters club etc was popular. We still have those but not near as many. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit Totally. I think these could lead to great discussions to what is happening in the world to day with immigration. Or even about China's one child policy. 2w
Texreader Good book 2w
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These Shallow Graves | Jennifer Donnelly
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Gilded Age NYC, mystery, love, friendship, YA,
I loved this book! I‘m sad it‘s over. I highly recommend to fans of YA and historical fiction. Jennifer Donnelly is excellent.

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Among the Hidden | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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I‘m working through two classes right now, but am determined to maintain my #bfc goal of self care with reading for pleasure every day. Not sure what would work weekly yet- so no forecast for me but I think these will fill prompts in both #booked2019 and #bbrc as well as complete my goodreads goal. Also some non fiction I‘ve assigned to my teens. Does library thing have a similar yearly goal? Shoutout to @WanderingBookaneer for 2 of these!

readordierachel Great stack! 2w
LibrarianRyan I've not seen a yearly goal on LT. So no. Or else I would probably have one. 2w
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards Good goal! I felt so much better when I started reading fun books before bed while working on my course work/dissertation instead of puttering on the internet. 2w
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Currently reading These Shallow Graves. I‘m happy with my baby steps. I‘m also happy because BFC keeps me motivated in general without frustration. This has really been a huge deal for me 🧡🧡🧡

LauraJ Is the keto helpful? 2w
Airykah13 Great job! 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 I‘m so happy this has worked for you. ☺️ 2w
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Blaire Nice work keeping up your progress! 2w
Chrissyreadit @LauraJ it is but I‘m losing weight slowly. I‘m struggling with the fat and protein because I do not eat meat and am typically a vegan but currently eating dairy for this diet. I need more time to prepare for it. But I‘m in less pain, have more energy in general and better mood in general. It may take me longer but I think will work out. 2w
Meaw_catlady Yay!!! I‘m so proud of you! 2w
janeycanuck 2000+ steps on your days off?! You‘re killing it, Chrissy! 2w
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Horror For Christmas | Richard Dalby
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@teebe is hosting a #creepychristmas swap. See her page for more info!

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@Mitch here is my cookbook shelfie . The two on the right I use most often. Monastery is not completely vegan but mostly and amazing. My other favorite is Oh She Glows. What are your favorites?
Anyone else love cookbooks and books about food?

RachelAmphlett I‘ve just bought four vegan cookbooks secondhand - I‘m usually pescatarian but am currently following an anti-inflammatory diet and I‘m loving it! 2w
ValerieAndBooks I have the Monastery Soup cookbook and have referred to it for years! A few years ago I seriously downsized my cookbooks 😢 and that is one I kept. 2w
Mitch I love soup - I fact we had pumpkin and chilli soup tonight - so must check out that book 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Chrissyreadit @ValerieAndBooks I would cry if I lost it 2w
Chrissyreadit @Mitch I made a yummy cabbage celery and onion soup and ate 4 bowls in two days 2w
Mitch @Chrissyreadit sounds lovely. 😋 2w
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Thank you @TheReadingMermaid for my #basicwitchswap package.

Meaw_catlady Happy Halloween ! Blessed Samhain ! 🖤🖤🖤 hope your day is great! 2w
Chrissyreadit @Meaw_catlady thank you! You too! 2w
SamHeartCoffee Hi! Your #coffeebeanbookclub package arrived! Will post pic today after work! ☕️☕️☕️ 2w
sprainedbrain What a great collection of witchiness! Blessed Samhain🖤 2w
TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 2w
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@Easytiger thank you so much for my #nightmareswap package! I love the books you chose! And 🖤the house witch🖤- so happy! I‘m also happy about The Witches Guide To Self Care- I share a copy with my daughter and now we can each have our own 🖤🖤🖤! Also thank you so much for the Vegan Gummies and tea 🧡🧡🧡

LibrarianRyan Awesome!!! 2w
Easytiger I‘m very happy you liked it!!! 2w
Gissy Lovely haul!😍🖤🖤🖤I have those witchy books, but I haven't read them yet 2w
Chrissyreadit @Gissy I‘m hoping to read them sooner rather than later. 2w
Gissy I will placed them in my new tbr shelf which is the one you are seeing now, which means, books not packed in boxes😂🤣 2w
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In my typical late fashion my kids are getting their All Hallows‘ Read books today. My poor niece received hers unwrapped.... books they are getting tagged in comments.

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Gil's All Fright Diner | A. Lee Martinez
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Ahhhh! I love my swap box so much! And an author annotated City of Brass! And my very first funko! The box was absolutely perfect- AND I have not yet watched It! I‘m so excited!!!! Thank you so much @BookwormAHN 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 #allhallowsreadswap

MaleficentBookDragon That is such a fun package. Well done @BookwormAHN. I love it! 3w
BookwormAHN I really glad you like, enjoy 👻 3w
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Avanders What is the purple thing?? I love him, but I‘d also like to know what he is. 😁 3w
AnansiGirl Same as @Avanders I‘m curious about the purple bag. It‘s adorable! 😍 3w
Hooked_on_books The purple bag is the best! 3w
Chrissyreadit @Avanders @AnansiGirl @Hooked_on_books it‘s a pouch or pencil case- Ashley put an awesome pack of colored markers in it! I‘m thinking of using it for LMBPC stickies and market. I LOVE IT! 3w
Chrissyreadit @MaleficentBookDragon I completely forgot to say thank you for hosting! I enjoy this swap so much 🖤😘 3w
Come-read-with-me @Chrissyreadit Wow!! What an amazing haul! 3w
Avanders @Chrissyreadit it‘s amazing. I think I actually need it. Like. Cannot survive without it... 😂 no but seriously. I am going to go hunt that down now... 😁 2w
Chrissyreadit @Avanders And you can unzip it until it is like unwrapping a mummy! That must be so satisfying to unzip and rezip! I friggin love this pouch @BookwormAHN 🥰❤️ 2w
Avanders No way! That is so cool ... 😍😍 2w
BookwormAHN @Avanders I found the pouch at Walmart. I bought me one as well. I love how they zip down the middle and look like they have teeth 👻 2w
Avanders @BookwormAHN whaaaaa.... well. I guess I *do* have to go to Walmart today, then... 😁😁 and yes, that is amazing! Thanks! 😘😘 2w
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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My before- @BookwormAHN the picture does not do the wrapping justice 😍👏🙌 #allhallowsreadswap

BookwormAHN Thank you 👻 3w
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Wet Nurse's Tale | Erica Eisdorfer
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This was my book choice for #LMPBC round 7, and I thought it would take longer to read- but I flew through it! I LOVED this book! The main character is perfect! Historical fiction about a strong, smart , sassy wet nurse. This is definitely a favorite of this year!

Crazeedi Sounds really good! 3w
Butterfinger Can't wait to read it. 3w
Lauraandherbooks I love everything historical, fiction, nonfiction whatever I love being in another era 😁 3w
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Would you join my book club?
@monalyisha it was very difficult to choose- especially as I choose books based on mood- but these are all books I think would be better with discussion. Thanks for sharing this great idea!
@megnews here‘s my list! I‘m tagging others to share their #myidealbookclub but everyone should feel free!

TheBookAddict 🙋🏽‍♀️ in theory, yes because you have quite a few books I‘d like to read. Sadly I‘m terrible at book clubs, since I can‘t even plan my reading. I just pick up whatever catches my eye at the moment. 🤷🏽‍♀️😅 3w
Chrissyreadit @TheBookAddict I‘m the same way! But it was fun planning a hypothetical book club. And these are all on my TBR. 3w
Come-read-with-me @Chrissyreadit I would join you in a heartbeat. You have a great list of books!! I‘be added some to my TBR list 👍🏻 3w
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wanderinglynn Great list! 👍🏻 I‘d join your group as several of those are on my TBR too! 3w
megnews @Chrissyreadit great choices! This year I read and loved 3w
Librarybelle I love your book club! I‘ve read close to half of these and enjoyed them. Plus, I still have books from your #NewYearWhoDis list that I need to read, so I haven‘t forgotten about that! 🙂 3w
Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle I am still tracking your list too! I think we have very similar taste. 3w
Chrissyreadit @Come-read-with-me thanks! Did you make a list? I‘d love to see what your choices are! 3w
Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle @wanderinglynn I would love too see what your lists would be! 3w
Librarybelle Okay! I‘ll think about it today and post later tonight! 🙂 3w
Chrissyreadit @megnews I‘m hoping over Christmas break to read books that I think take more time or emotion. But I keep hearing how amazing it was! 3w
Chrissyreadit @hermyknee I wonder what your list would look like? 3w
wanderinglynn I‘ll have to think about it. I‘m a mood reader, so it‘s tough to pick! 3w
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan what would you‘re hypothetical book club list look like? 3w
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit I'm working on it. @Trashcanman hit me Friday, but I had the nephews all weekend. 2 hyperactive boys. And it RAINED!! it rained out all the Halloween events we had planned. So they got 2 trips to BN and a very tired aunt RyRy. I'll get mine posted today sometime. 3w
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan I think Halloween events and bookstore visits are a win win in either direction. 3w
Come-read-with-me @Chrissyreadit I did! I posted them late last night 😴 3w
Bookzombie I would absolutely join your book club! I have read The Dry and a number of the others are already on my TBR. I will have to think about what I would pick for my book club. It's hard not to lean towards ones I have already read and want to talk about. 😁 3w
Chrissyreadit @Bookzombie I can‘t wait to see your choices! 3w
BethM I‘d come! 3w
Crazeedi I love your choices!! 3w
Chrissyreadit @BethM I would love to see your choices! 3w
LeahBergen Great picks! 3w
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen I hope your having a great birthday- I think birthdays should be a week long celebration! What would your ideal bookclub booklist be? 3w
Avanders Oooh great list! I will have to think about this... 😁 I have a #reallifebookclub .. but I let others have a say too 😆 3w
Chrissyreadit @Avanders I have never been part of an IRL book club- I think it was hard to find one with my taste in this area. Does yours read a variety or particular genre? 3w
LeahBergen I‘ve been so busy on this birthday! 😂 In a good way, though. I‘ve been a member of an IRL book club (with both men and women which is unusual) for 22 years now. It‘s amazing! 3w
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen wow! That sounds like a great group. 3w
mabell The Color of Magic is on my TBR too! 😄 Along with most of the Pratchetts! I‘ve only read I believe 2 so far, but I loved both of them. For my book club, I‘m still ruminating on my 12 choices... 🤔 3w
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Loved it!!! So much!!! I gained new perspective and am so happy about that! This is great for children, friendships, deaf perspective, teachers and people who like to read.

revenge4porgy I‘m having surgery at some point, have been told by my doctors that I need to limit my reading. Aside from comics, any suggestions? 3w
Chrissyreadit @revenge4porgy maybe audiobooks? Good luck with your surgery! 3w
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I love these! Thanks for sharing @rather_be_reading

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Here is my BFCR4 update: this week is a challenge with starting two classes. And sometimes days can be sad. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and it‘s Halloween Season. I‘ve read more- and watched a movie - Happy Death Day- I actually loved it.

Bookwormjillk Good luck with your new classes 3w
Chrissyreadit @Bookwormjillk thanks so much! 3w
audraelizabeth Good luck with class! 3w
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wanderinglynn You‘re making such great progress! I‘m so proud of you! 💜🙌🏻 3w
Gissy 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 3w
janeycanuck You are rocking this! Nice work 😄 2w
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Silly, fan fictiony, cliche, like a big cotton candy type of read. Also, fast. Would have been a good graphic novel.

dariazeoli I would read a vegan zombie huntress graphic novel! 😁 3w
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My first #cbbc read! It was ok- I liked the cats role in it, and the location- a bookshop in NYC but I felt like the author was a little dated in execution for a present day book (unless I misunderstood the timing 2007ish). I would consider it a 2.5-3 out of 5.

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1. I‘m passionate about learning.
2. @cobwebmoth is incredibly kind and generous.
3. Committing to making an amazing pot of soup this weekend and a yoga session with my kids.
#bfcgiveaway
@wanderinglynn thank you for doing this! You are also incredibly kind and generous!

wanderinglynn Aw, thank you! 😘 And thanks for entering! 💜 3w
cobwebmoth Aw!😢 You're so kind and generous yourself.❤ 3w
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@REPollock I‘m working this Halloween but my favorite costume was as Winter. My college roommates and I dressed as each of the seasons and made beautiful wreaths for our hair, and I wore a crocheted white dress with snowflakes painted on my cheeks. We won first place.
Congrats on your 10,000! Cheers to the next 10,000. #big10k

REPollock The seasons costume idea is great!! 3w
Chrissyreadit @REPollock it was many years ago but so much fun! 3w
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. I think Dec 2016
2. I found out about it from a homeschool group on Facebook
3. Reading more.
4. Fantasy, sci Fi, historical fiction, mystery, nonfiction
5. I did not really start to get to know people until swaps- my First was @Gissy who tagged me and @Bookzombie - consider yourself tagged. Also tagging @cobwebmoth @Avanders @BethM @jenniferw88

BethM 😘glad to have you! 4w
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Eggs Thanks for joining in! Glad you‘re here ❤️📚🤗 4w
Avanders Very cool about finding it on a Facebook group! It‘s so cool in how many different places people have found litsy. ☺️♥️♥️ 4w
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This has been one long stress filled day. It‘s midnight and I am taking my few minutes for pleasure reading when I realized this entire moment was brought to me by #litsy- the book is part of #cbbc @BookwormAHN , the book sleeve I‘m using made by @BethM I believe and the bookmark from a swap but I can‘t remember which one....

BookwormAHN 😸😸 4w
mabell Enjoy those minutes! ❤️ 4w
Avanders Aww one of the many reasons litsy is the best ☺️♥️ 3w
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