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gossamerchild

Joined September 2016

Librarian and lover of books and all things bookish! (She/her/hers) Blog : https://fortbookville.wordpress.com The StoryGraph: gossamerchild
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This was fabulous! If you enjoyed The Soul of an Octopus I HIGHLY recommend this.

#Nonfiction

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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Finished my first #aam title! This was fantastic. Some of the stories were fairly disturbing, but overall I highly recommend this. I haven't been able to get into her novels, so I'm pleased I enjoyed this.

#authoramonth #laurengroff @Soubhiville

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I already forgot to post my #HyggehourReadathon picture, but I DID take this amazing photo of my reading buddy, Huxley, while I was reading. It was a stressful evening, so I appreciated being able to decompress with my pal. Sigh.

@AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

Catsandbooks So sweet! 4w
TheBookHippie Awe. 🐾♥️🐾 4w
IndoorDame 😻😻😻 4w
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Tamra Kissable nose 4w
monkeygirlsmama So cute!!! 😍 4w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4w
Smrloomis Adorable!! 4w
AllDebooks Beautiful ❤️ 4w
Chrissyreadit 😻😻😻😻 4w
RaeLovesToRead Awww, Huxley!!! 🥰🥰 4w
gossamerchild @Tamra the reason we picked him 💕💕. He was at the humane society with a litter of kittens and we couldn't resist the nose! 4w
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Here's my #bookspinbingo card for February!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fantastic!! 4w
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I think it's safe to assume I won't get much more reading done this month. The quieter I am on Litsy, the more reading i do 😂😂

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

monkeygirlsmama Look at you go though! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 1mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Sigh. I flipping ADORE this book.

Sigh. That's all I got. A swoony sigh 😂😂

#authoramonth #janeausten @Soubhiville

TheBookHippie I picked this for a reread too! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 2mo
DGRachel My favorite Austen. 💖 2mo
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gossamerchild @DGRachel it might be mine, too ❤️❤️ 2mo
gossamerchild @TheBookHippie 🥳🥳. Such an amazing read. 2mo
Soubhiville I‘m glad you love it. 😊 2mo
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Here's my #bookspinbingo card. So excited for a new year/new challenge!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fantastic!! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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This was the first collection of #poetry that popped into my head for #midwintersolace. Poetry is very hit or miss for me (it seems so much more personal than prose, for some reason), so when I love it, I LOVE it. I highly highly recommend this one.

#naturalitsy @alldebooks @thebookhippie @chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

DebinHawaii I love listening to her poetry on audio. She is amazing! 2mo
TheBookHippie I love her work! 2mo
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Whoohoo, I actually got a bingo! 😂😂. There are a few days left in the month, but I'm gonna say this is probably all I'll finish.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! Fantastic month!! 2mo
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I haven't posted in a few days, but I've had several #naturalitsycardswap cards come in this week. I can't express my gratitude enough for these, as it's been a rough couple of weeks. Thank you so much, @julieclair @DebinHawaii @jenniferw88 @peaKnit @Sarahreadstoomuch @Cuilin @PaperbackPirate

TheBookHippie Yay! ❄️🤍❄️ I agree they‘ve been a balm. 3mo
AllDebooks They are an absolute joy ❄️🩵❄️ 3mo
julieclair So glad they arrived at just the right time for you! ❄️💙❄️ 3mo
Cuilin I agree, they‘re such an antidote to melancholy. 🩵❄️🩵 3mo
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This was so sweet. YA romantsy that isn't overkill on the romance, or violence. I loved it and hope it's going to be a series. Highly recommended!

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Two more cards today! Thank you, @wanderinglynn and @Catsandbooks !

#naturalitsycardswap

TheBookHippie ❄️🤍❄️ 3mo
Catsandbooks 🩵🦌❄️ 3mo
wanderinglynn ❄️💙❄️ 3mo
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The cards are coming in! The extra little something in my mail makes these dreary days so much better. Thank you, @Deblovestoread @TheBookHippie @Captivatedbybooks @WildAlaskaBibliophile

TheBookHippie ❄️🩶❄️ 3mo
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Here's my usual reading nest, with my bestest snuggle buddy, Noms. I kinda forgot about the #hyggehourreadathon, but since I've been reading pretty much all day, I figure that's okay 🤣🤣.

Book topic, not so cozy...

#naturalitsy @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie 🐈❄️🩶 3mo
dabbe Hello there, snuggly kitty! 💙❄️💙 3mo
AllDebooks Gorgeous kitty with a great name x 3mo
AlaMich I need a reading nest! 3mo
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My #bookspin bingo card for December.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!!! 3mo
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BookwormAHN Yay 🤍 3mo
AllDebooks ❤️ 3mo
TheBookHippie 💙❄️💙 yay!!! 3mo
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peaKnit I‘m looking forward to this! ☺️ 3mo
Texreader Yay!!! 3mo
julieclair Yay! Such happy stickers! 😀 3mo
dabbe So colorful! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
Chrissyreadit ❄️🤍❄️ 3mo
gossamerchild @julieclair I *might* have a sticker problem 🤣🤣 3mo
julieclair @gossamerchild It‘s only a *problem* if you hoard them and never use them. 😘 When you use them to make others smile, as you do, it‘s called a blessing! 😀 3mo
gossamerchild @julieclair ooh I like this! 🤣🤣 3mo
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And here's my list for December's #bookspinbingo. Whew. Sorry for the multiple posts, this month got away from me!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Well, I got pretty close this month. I need to keep up with the mood reading prompts.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 3mo
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Finished this audiobook today on my way to work. Bad idea-i was SOBBING as I drove along, and still sniffing when I walked into the building. I miss you, Sir Terry. You were one of a kind 😭😭

Highly recommended. Rob Wilkins does an outstanding job.

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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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Thank you, @kspenmoll for your lovely #naturalitsycardswap card! I love Frida. And to answer you, no, we don't really have much snow here. We had snowfall this weekend, but it's gonna be in the 40s all week, so it's already mostly gone 😖. These days we don't get a lot of snow that sticks until at least January. Where we are in Wisconsin, that is. We're pretty far south.

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I binged this in a sitting and a half 😄. The character development isn't super great, and there was something weird about the paragraph formatting that confused me, but I love NR. She tells a good story. And omg do I NEED the library she describes in this book! Can't wait for the next one.

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Page 5 of this book 🤣🤣. I always knew I liked Sy Montgomery.

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This was compelling. And not from a "he's so hot" kinda way. The fact that he elicited that kind of response from women is just mind boggling. And terrifying. If you're into true crime and haven't read this, I highly recommend it. Though it did make me trust good looking white guys even less than I did before ?

Balibee146 Stacked and just discovered it is currently free on Kindle Unlimited where I am so will explore very soon 3mo
gossamerchild @Balibee146 nice! My only caveat is that the original text is very dated, so just be aware of that. Overall it's so fascinating. 3mo
Balibee146 Fantastic thanks - yeah I saw it had been published a while ago (so was I though 😜) but also that she had worked with him. 3mo
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This was so. Good. Surprisingly funny, subtly snarky, and oh so endearing. Absolutely, hands down my favorite Ishiguro. So glad I read this ❤️❤️

#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville

TheBookHippie Our eleventh graders read this in honors English- they always love it. 4mo
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Reflections in a Golden Eye | Carson McCullers
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I was searching for something to post for #gold and ran across another title I've never heard of and am intrigued by.

#HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 4mo
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Comfort Me With Apples | Catherynne M. Valente
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I love this author, and this sounds intriguing.

#apples #HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 💚🍎🖤 4mo
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Lovelight Farms | B. K. Borison
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I adore everything about this cover.

#farm #HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Brilliant 🤩 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 😍 4mo
iread2much It‘s lovely 🍂 4mo
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The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I pulled out my original copy of The Secret Garden for the #naturalitsy November #buddyread. I think it's from 1994, at least 🤩🤩. I'm really looking forward to rereading this one.

@AllDebooks

AllDebooks Lovely 😍 4mo
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Here's my #bookspinbingo card for November.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!!! 4mo
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Randomly searching for books about #allsaintsday and ran across this. And now I'm intrigued.

#HumbleHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs It sounds captivating! 4mo
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It's coming up to the end of the year, so I'm being kinder to myself with regards to reading expectations for #bookspinbingo. By which I mean lowering them 🤣🤣. Really trying to knock off some more titles from my #unreadshelf.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Marple: Twelve New Mysteries | Agatha Christie, Leigh Bardugo, Elly Griffiths, Ruth Ware, Jean Kwok, Kate Mosse, Val McDermid, Alyssa Cole, Dreda Say Mitchell, Lucy Foley, Naomi Alderman, Natalie Haynes, Karen M McManus
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Thank you so much, @BarkingMadRead , for all the treats and amazing books! I already ate a couple of the Reese's 🤣🤣. I'm very excited to dive into both books 🤩🤩🤩. Happy Halloween!

@MaleficentBookDragon #AHRS

BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 4mo
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Steeped to Death | Gretchen Rue
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This was super cute. I want to like cozies, but sometimes they're a bit .. twee for my taste. This one skirts it, but overall I highly enjoyed it. The MC's sarcasm brought it back for me 🤣. Plus, witches, tea, cats, and books-what more could I ask for!

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I also got a #bookspinbingo! Woot woot! Some more points for Team #BOOklovers. @Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks

Bookwormjillk 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking fabulous!! 4mo
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Book. Hangover. 😭😭😭. Omg this was amazing.

#botm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 4mo
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Moonstone | Wilkie COLLINS
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Finished this today. It was... Fine. There were some genuinely hilarious moments (Betteredge [and what an appropriate name!] was my favorite character, hands down), but overall it was slow and slightly disappointing. I'm glad I read it, though. 620 #worsearch points

#scarathlon Team #BOOklovers @Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk I agree. You could tell it was a serial read because it was really dragged out. 4mo
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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My absolute favorite #vampire novel. I need to pick this up again.

#scarathlonphotochallenge Day 21. @clwojick @staycurious

Team #BOOklovers @bookwormjillk

Cazxxx I absolutely loved this book! Definitely going to reread it 4mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Started and finished this tonight on a whim. I loved it the first time and appreciated it even more the second time, especially after reading “A haunting on the hill“ earlier this month.

So so good.

#scarathlon Team #BOOklovers @bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk 👻🎃👻🎃 4mo
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Carmilla | J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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I bought this on a whim, after a Barnes and Noble employee recommended it. Quick, creepy, and kinda fun. And some quick word search points for #scarathlon.

Team #BOOklovers @Bookwormjillk

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The Dead Take the A Train | Richard Kadrey, Cassandra Khaw
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Pretty sure this cover will #haunt me forever 🕸️🏚️☠️💀. So cool.

#scarathlonphotochallenge Day 17. @Clwojick @StayCurious

Team #BOOklovers @Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk 👻🎃👻🎃 4mo
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My phone does weird lighting stuff at night, but I swear this cover is actually #purple 🤣🤣. Not loving this book, which disappoints me greatly.

#scarathlonphotochallenge Day 15. @Clwojick @StayCurious
Team #BOOklovers @Bookwormjillk

Clwojick Such an adorable cover! 4mo
Clwojick Such an adorable cover! 4mo
gossamerchild @Clwojick it really is. 4mo
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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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I have officially been reading too many creepy books and need to do a palate cleanser 😂 This book...damn. If you like haunted houses, I highly recommend this. I'm gonna pause for a few hours!

#scarathlon

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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OMG, this book 😵 I was so tense and freaked out while reading this. Not my usual jam, but I REALLY enjoyed it. Such a satisfying book.

Many many words found for Team #BOOklovers!
#aam #scarathlon #bookspinbingo #OutStandingOctober

@TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk @Andrew65

Bookwormjillk 👻🎃👻🎃 5mo
Andrew65 An excellent book, well done 👏👏👏 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Auction: Poems | Quan Barry
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I find it very difficult to discuss #poetry. To me my response is always going to be more personal than with prose, and I struggle with describing my feelings about a text. This collection wasn't my favorite, but the above poem hit me hard, especially this week.

Check it out, though, it's... Compelling.

#quanberry #wisconsinauthor

gossamerchild I'm loving this one more every time I read it. 5mo
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To me there is nothing scarier than a human #monster and Michael Myers is one scary af human. I love this movie. #halloween

#scarathlonphotochallenge Day 14. @Clwojick @StayCurious
#TeamBOOklovers @Bookwormjillk

Clwojick I share a birthday with Mike Myers! 😜 5mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Awww yeah, #halloween time! Time to watch my queen slay 💀☠️💀☠️

#scarathlon #TeamBOOklovers @Bookwormjillk

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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Got my #allhallowsreadswap today. Thank you, @BarkingMadRead ! I'm so excited to open it.

@MaleficentBookDragon

BarkingMadRead I hope you love it! 5mo
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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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Definitely going to try to knock out some #scarathlon points for #TeamBOOklovers with this one.

My goals:

💀. Finish the tagged
💀. Finish my #authoramonth book
💀. Get a bingo on my #bookspinbingo card

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 5mo
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I know I saw this going around a few months ago, but does anyone know why the #Litsy app is no longer available in the #android #play store? I'm also not on Facebook, so I can't see if anything has been said on there, and I can't find anything on the LibraryThing website, either.

Blueberry Hmm. I just checked. It's not in my Google Play store either. 5mo
gossamerchild @Blueberry weird, right? 5mo
julesG I've heard different stories. Not sure which is true. I know what works though. Follow this link https://baixarapk.gratis/en/app/1037017919/litsy Download the APK file. Go to your Downloads folder, click on it. Your phone will tell you it's not a reliable source - it is. If you click "trust this source" (or something similar) your phone will install the app. It's worked for me and a couple of friends. 5mo
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gossamerchild @julesG thank you! 5mo
gossamerchild @julesG that worked, so thank you again 😄😄 5mo
julesG 🥳🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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