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erista

erista

Joined November 2016

"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." Louisa May Alcott
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Silence for the Dead | Simone St. James
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I‘m excited to start this today. I‘ve read a couple of St. James‘ other books and enjoyed them, so high hopes for this one.

Christy2318 This is my favorite of Simone‘s books 2mo
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This Rough Magic | Mary Stewart
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Made it to 24 hours! These are the books I finished. I loved them all! Still reading a couple others and will keep on reading the rest of the night. #24in48

Eyelit Yay! 🎉📚👏🎉 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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janeycanuck Awesome, congrats!! 🥳 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
Soubhiville Yay!!🎊🎉 5mo
Readerann Way to go!! 👏 5mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 😎😎💃🏻💃🏻🥳🥳👍🏻👏🏻📚🎉🍾😁 5mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉📚📚 5mo
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This Rough Magic | Mary Stewart
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Finished a couple more books and making some progress in this one. Just a few hours to go! #24in48

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Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie
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Pretty decent time for day one of #24in48 , I think. I‘ve started on this Christie novel and hope to get at least 2 more hours in tonight.

YouBookMe Hope you enjoy the book! I think it was my first Agatha Christie novel, which led to a long and happy binge where I read every book by her that I could get my hands on. 5mo
erista @YouBookMe I‘m still making my way through all her books. Hope to someday conquer them all. I‘m about halfway in and enjoying it a lot so far! 5mo
Readerann I just read this recently and really liked it. 5mo
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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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Just clocked in 7 hours and 18 minutes and my timer battery died!! 😧 I‘ll be starting over with my backup timer. I managed to finish I Found You and listened to a couple hours of Evvie Drake Starts Over on audio. I‘ll be starting Travels With Charley soon. #24in48

Megabooks Oh no!! 5mo
erista I know! At least I was looking at it when it died so I knew the time. But still, very frustrating 😔 5mo
24in48 OH NO! 5mo
Librarybelle 😞 5mo
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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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Frankie is helping me start off #24in48 tonight. Let‘s do this...

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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These are my possibilities for this weekend‘s #24in48 . I‘m looking forward to all of these and spending the whole weekend reading.

Cweeeevs This reminds me, I need to find a copy of Evvie Drake Starts Over! 👌 5mo
LiteraryinLititz These all look awesome! Either I‘ve read and loved them or they are on my TBR. Clearly we have similar taste in books! 😁 5mo
erista @Cweeeevs I have it on audio and am really looking forward to listening to it. 5mo
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erista @LiteraryinLititz Ooh, we must be book soulmates! 😀 5mo
LiteraryinLititz I know! 😋 So I love Hedgehog and the Agatha Christie. Evelyn Hardcastle took a lot of concentration and was (purposefully) confusing but was really inventive and I liked it. And I have Ask Again and Evvie Drake on my list! 5mo
erista @LiteraryinLititz I love Agatha too and all the others have such good reviews. I‘m excited for all of them! ❤️ 5mo
UwannaPublishme Travels with Charley 🙌🏻 5mo
erista @UwannaPublishme yes! That one is a must read for this weekend 5mo
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Starting Rules of Civility tonight while stuck under Jasper. Good thing the AC is on and it‘s cool in here.

Bookzombie 💕🐱 5mo
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Today‘s #bookmail . I‘m really looking forward to both of these. So many great reviews for both. Adding them to this month‘s TBR pile.

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Silence for the Dead | Simone St. James
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Today‘s #bookmail from thriftbooks. Included was an old Powell‘s Books receipt from 1992.

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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Today‘s #bookmail . Couldn‘t resist starting it this afternoon.

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Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy
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Some #tbr possibilities for July, including some I may save for #24in48.

Soubhiville Nice stack! 5mo
DeleteAcct Yes, great stack! 👍👍 5mo
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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I‘m excited to start this chunkster today for the #EoE buddy read. I‘ve loved the few Steinbeck books I‘ve already read and am ready to dive into this one.

Minimalgrl 🥰🥰🥰 this book !!!! 6mo
Kdgordon88 💜💜💜 6mo
Cinfhen So glad you‘re joining us❤️ 6mo
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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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The perfect #caturday afternoon. Starting a Christie mystery while the boys rest.

tpixie Pretty kitties! #Cats Of Litsy 8mo
Jaimelire Good book. Enjoy. 8mo
Susannah Awww, sweet floofs! 8mo
Librarybelle Love this photo! 8mo
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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Storytime for Jasper and Frankie 😁. I‘ve had this on my TBR shelf for a while. Excited to start it today.

glitterkitty459 So cute! 😻 8mo
mcipher They look so ready to listen to the story. Adorable!! 🥰 8mo
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You and Me, Always | Jill Mansell
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Getting a couple more hours of reading in before spring break is officially over for me. I‘m at 75% of my current read. Hoping I can finish. #teachersoflitsy

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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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Evening reading with Frankie. Started tagged book last night.

Librarybelle A good picture of Frankie! 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Such a sweet face! 9mo
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Books read in January. In progress: The Grapes of Wrath/The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Mindyrecycles Columbine was so well done. 10mo
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I‘ve read some pretty great Christie books lately, but this one disappointed me when I read it during the #24in48 readathon. It has all the makings of a great mystery: a poisoned dart, set on an airplane, the murder of a money lender who blackmails clients, all right under Poirot‘s nose. Despite all that, I didn‘t care enough to be interested in who did it. Also, there‘s casual racism in all Christie‘s novels, but this one was especially gross.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Just finished Columbine and am now calling it a night for #24in48 . I finished 2 books, 1 audiobook and started a couple others books. I didn‘t make 24 hours, but I‘m pretty happy with my time.

Reviewsbylola What a good book but it will leave you with a book hangover! 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl 👍👊 10mo
erista @Reviewsbylola It does give you a lot to think about! 10mo
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Reecaspieces 👏👏👏 10mo
parttimedomestic Great bookmark! 10mo
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Kalalalatja Well done! Columbine is great 10mo
Librarybelle Yay! Well done! 10mo
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Edenbrooke | Julianne Donaldson
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Starting day 2 of #24in48 with 9 hours completed. I‘m hoping for less distractions today.

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All cozied up with both kitties and ready to start #24in48 with Agatha.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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These are my picks for #24in48 this weekend. The bottom two books are already in progress. I doubt I will make the 24 hours, but I will have fun trying.

merelybookish That's my thinking too! 10mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Starting my extra day off with this book and my boys.

CoffeeNBooks Great book! John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors! 11mo
Zelma Super cute! 11mo
erista @CoffeeNBooks He‘s quickly becoming a favorite of mine. 11mo
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erista @Zelma 😊 Thanks! 11mo
Dragon 😻 11mo
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 11mo
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Sunday afternoon reads. I‘m a little more than halfway through Columbine, and although it‘s a difficult subject to read about, I‘m finding it interesting and informative. It‘s very well written and well researched. Taking a short break from it to start Sad Cypress now.

NatalieR If you like Columbine, you may enjoy 11mo
erista @NatalieR Thank you, I will definitely read that too. 11mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Sunday night reading with Frankie for company.

Reviewsbylola Omg that sweet frickin ball of angel fur!! 😍😍 11mo
AlaMich What an adorable ball of floof!! 😻 11mo
alisonrose OMG furball 💗💗💗 11mo
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Librarybelle Frankie looks so content! 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 11mo
Kshakal Omg!! I just want to cuddle up with Frankie!! 11mo
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These are my first book purchases of the year. I‘m wanting to read more nonfiction this year. Started the tagged book last night. #bookmail

Lovesbooks87 Columbine was such a powerful and eye opening book. After I read it I read A Mother's Awakening by Sue Klebold. It was by one of the killers mom and I felt it answered some questions that I had about the shooting. I highly recommend it! 11mo
erista @Lovesbooks87 I‘ve been wanting to read Columbine for a long time, but haven‘t had the nerve yet. Now that I own a copy, I hope to read it very soon. I remember hearing about Sue Klebold‘s book. Thanks for the reminder! I‘ll add it to my TBR list. 11mo
Lovesbooks87 @erista it is definitely a tough read. I remember Columbine happening and how I was so afraid that it would happen at my school. The author who wrote the book is coming out with one about Parkland next month. 11mo
erista @Lovesbooks87 I remember it happening too. I was in high school at the time. It will be interesting to learn more true facts about what really happened as opposed to what played out in the media. 11mo
Bklover Columbine is an incredible book!! 11mo
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Unfortunately, it‘s back to work for me tomorrow, so I spent my last day off finishing up this. It reads like a rom com and is completely wonderful.

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This was such a sweet and beautiful story. Loved it.

Tanner Ooooh, I just bought this one with my Christmas bookstore gift card haul! 11mo
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What I Read | Potter Style
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It would be WAY too hard for me to choose a best of list this year considering all the books I‘ve discovered and loved in 2018. I liked nearly all the books I read this year, rating all but six 3 stars or above. I will give a shout out to Lonesome Dove, though, for becoming a new all-time favorite.

Mindyrecycles Lonesome Dove! ❤️ 11mo
Rosaveiga How did you get this page on your goodreads app? I have been looking but can‘t seem to figure it out 11mo
erista @Rosaveiga I had to use the website. You click on Stats in the profile section and My Year in Books. This is a combination of 2 different pages. (edited) 11mo
Rosaveiga Thank you erista. That is what I assumed. Have a great night 11mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
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For the last few years I have been using journals to track my reading and review books. Each year I buy a different one and since my current journal only has 2 more pages, it was time for another. This came in the mail today and I love it. It has a gorgeous soft cover, a table of contents, 100 pages for reviews, a checklist of 100 top fiction books, and a loan record. My only criticism is I wish it had spirals and more than one page for notes.

megnews Thanks for sharing! Just ordered mine! 11mo
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How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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It‘s a rainy day in my part of Texas, giving me the perfect excuse to stay in and read all day.

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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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My bookish Christmas haul. I got ALL 7 Harry Potter shirts from @outofprint , but some have been worn already and are not pictured.

Lmstraubie FANTASTIC! 11mo
mrozzz Wow!! 😄🎄📚 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a haul 👍 11mo
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Felso @erista your sister is SO awesome!! 11mo
erista @Felso So is yours!! 11mo
DivineDiana So nice! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
staci.reads Oh wow! Love those shirts! 😍😍 11mo
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How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Cuddling with Jasper today while trying in get in one last holiday read of the season. Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a pleasant day. 🎄❤️

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 11mo
AnneCecilie Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
DarcysMom Merry Christmas to you! 11mo
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BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
Librarybelle Merry Christmas! 11mo
Kaye Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
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Up next, starting this for #jolabokaflod

LauraJ Me too! 11mo
erista @LauraJ 😊 11mo
robinb Awww ❤️ 11mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Christmas Eve festivities are complete and now I‘m in my new pajama pants and house shoes. Will be cuddled up on the couch with my cats and books for the rest of the night. This book is soooo hard to put down. I‘m loving it, but it‘s creeping me out a bit.

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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Librarybelle , I received this today. Thank you, I love the keychain!

Librarybelle Yay! I saw the keychain on Etsy and thought it was perfect! Plus, a little librarian fun...I couldn‘t resist. ❤️🙂 11mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Starting this for Caturday morning reading.

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The Christmas Sisters | Sarah Morgan
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Current listen

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Really enjoyed this book on audio read by Stephen Fry. It was the perfect listen for finishing up some holiday chores.

Mandigolightly I just ordered this to read to my son! 12mo
erista It was really cute! @Mandigolightly (edited) 12mo
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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I loved Mattie‘s courage and spunk. I‘m not a big fan of westerns, but after reading Lonesome Dove earlier this year, I felt compelled to give this one a try. So glad I did, loved it!

Prairiegirl_reading Someday I‘ll tackle the doorstop that is Lonesome Dove. 😄 12mo
erista @Prairiegirl_reading It took me months to read it, but it‘s worth the effort 😃 12mo
Wife One of my favorites!🌹 12mo
k.reads I loved this book! 12mo
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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Cozy Sunday morning reading with my buddies.

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At the Christmas Wedding | Caroline Linden, Maya Rodale, Katharine Ashe
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These 3 short historical romance stories were just what I needed. I haven‘t read anything by any of these authors previously, but I especially liked the stories by Linden and Ashe. I might have to check out more of their work.

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True Grit: A Novel | Charles Portis
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Started this tonight. Not my normal read, but I‘m liking it already.

Prairiegirl_reading Same with me! I loved it!! 12mo
JenlovesJT47 I love the movies! I actually prefer the newer one. 12mo
britt_brooke Loved this one!! 12mo
Dragon 😻 12mo
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This would have been even more delightful without the annoying repetitive music that accompanies the ending of each letter, but it was still fun and had a great narration by Derek Jacobi. I‘ll have to invest in a hard copy for the illustrations.

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4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I haven‘t been posting much on Litsy, but I have been doing some reading here and there. I‘ll have to catch up on posting what I‘ve read. I finished this on my kindle today and really enjoyed it. I love that I randomly picked this one which happens to be set during Christmas time. It‘s not a big part of the story, but it is mentioned.

mcipher I love when that happens! Makes it feel so festive even if the book totally isn‘t! 12mo
Dragon Time for a reread 😀📚 12mo
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Brooklyn | Colm Toibin
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Enjoying some Caturday reading time with Frankie.

cariashley So cute! 😻 12mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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My weekend plans include cat cuddling and reading from these 4 books.

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Starting a new book tonight with Frankie to keep me company.

Dolly 😻 13mo
robinb Frankie looks so angelic lying there. 😻😇 13mo
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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Getting a bit of reading time in while puppy sitting for @Felso . It‘s a beautiful day in Texas for some outdoor reading. Started this book last night and am really enjoying it so far.