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inthegreensandblues

inthegreensandblues

Joined April 2018

📚 mysteries, thrillers, romance, historical, magic 🌻☕🍫🦀🐍 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/64917619-christine
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#SmallBusinessSaturday bookstore purchase 🎄

Crazeedi This is such a great series!! 1d
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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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Another fun one from Grady Hendrix! Got a bookplate for buying this after his event with the local bookshop. 🖤🖤🖤 His online events this year and last have been a highlight of my pandemic online book life.

Ruthiella What a great bookplate! (edited) 2mo
marleed That‘s great! 2mo
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Well Played | Jen DeLuca
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Resting after an exhausting week. I think, It's such a pretty, early-autumn day; I'd like to read about a Ren fair! Surprised and delighted to find no hold queue standing in my way. 🙏🍁🍂☀️

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A sweet, easy read. The first half is an imagining of Frederick's falling in love with and losing Anne back in 1806; the second a retelling of the events of Persuasion from Wentworth's perspective.

It's a low pick for me. The author doesn't measure up to Austen (not expected of course!). I enjoyed the second half more, following JA's plot and using her dialogue.

#pemberlittens

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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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📘 Kill Creek
🍍 Pineapples and strawberries 🍓
🤩 Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone
💫 Good news at work this week!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yay 👏🏻❤️👍🏼 2mo
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I just finished this. Obviously, it's a very hard read, emotionally, but I'm so glad I did. The author did an incredible job organizing these many voices speaking of their experiences that day and after. From the terrible to the beautiful, their words will stick me.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this book, despite the heartbreaking stories on nearly every page. It‘s also full of heroes. 3mo
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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#fortheloveofbookmarks - Advertising

🔖Independent Bookstores - My local used bookstore and two shops that I've yet to visit but have gotten books from
🔖Bookmarks advertising two years' Read Across Lawrence selections

@aperfectmjk

Leftcoastzen Nice ! 3mo
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The Raven Book Store - Lawrence KS | Lawrence, KS (Bookstore)
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Made my first visit to The Raven's lovely new location this morning. My friend and I took turns stroking a snoozing Dashiell and were rewarded with hearty purring. 😻

#bookstorecats #caturday

Ruthiella A bookstore cat! 😻😻😻 3mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 3mo
Caroline2 Cute!!! ❤️ 3mo
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#fortheloveofbookmarks - Travel 🧳

Bookmarks aren't one of the things I usually collect as I travel, but I did pick some up at the Library of Congress (2013) and Glacier National Park (last week!).

Haven't been to Windsor Castle yet, but likely someday!

@aperfectmjk

Laughterhp I got your postcard 💚 hope you had fun! 3mo
inthegreensandblues @Laughterhp No bear sightings! 😭 But otherwise wonderful! 3mo
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Came home from a weekend getaway to a most lovely birthday surprise from my pen pal Mikala @Laughterhp. I actually gasped when I opened the Devil and the Dark Water as I thought about buying it earlier this summer but decided to wait for the paperback release, what amazing timing! Thank you 🤗💚

inthegreensandblues @Laughterhp P.S. loved the notes 😄 and going to write you back soon! 4mo
Laughterhp Yay! Glad it made it to you safely! And what great timing about the book! I really loved it on audio, so hopefully you enjoy it too! 4mo
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Whiskey When We're Dry | John Larison
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One of my favorites so far this year.
After I finished, I googled to see if the film rights have been picked up, and they were a couple years ago when it first came out. I'd love to see a good adaptation. 🤞

SamAnne I have been trying to get this one for a few years. 5mo
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The Dry | Jane Harper

I just saw The Dry at the theater and thought it was a great adaptation. I will read anything Jane Harper writes, but now I'm ready for more Aaron Falk!

Ruthiella I didn‘t know they made it into a feature film! 😀 5mo
Laughterhp Oo I didn‘t know this was out in the US. I‘ll need to figure out how to watch it! 5mo
inthegreensandblues @Ruthiella @Laughterhp I happened to catch a poster downtown and saw it was playing for one week at my local indie movie theater, but I think it's available on streaming. Not too well advertised here, sadly! 5mo
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Emma | Jane Austin
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I have not been on Litsy much lately because of life, and am thrilled to be back to chapter-a-day-Jane with the #pemberlittens! This is the second time I've read Emma but I remember loving it the first, years ago. Thank you to Jenni @sprainedbrain for giving me this beautiful Chiltern, which I'll be reading, supplemented sometimes by listening to Juliet Stevenson read. 😁❤️

sprainedbrain Juliet Stevenson is just the ultimate Austen narrator! ❤️ 7mo
oddandbookish What a pretty cover! 7mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Juliet Stevenson! 😍 7mo
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Jinjer Oooo I'm on the hunt for the perfect hardcover edition of Emma (first time reader) and that looks like a lovely one!
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inthegreensandblues @Jinjer I'm collecting these Chiltern editions. I like that they are a smaller size. The pages are slick paper (which surprised me at first but I enjoy) with gilt edges, and there's a ribbon bookmark. And so pretty! 😄 7mo
Jinjer Yassss I love it!
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WJCintron Love that cover!! 😍 3mo
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Everlasting Nora: A novel | Marie Miranda Cruz
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I got this book to send to my cousin for her 10th birthday. Anyone here read it?

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My faves 🎉
#Pemberlittens

readordierachel Yes, please! 10mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Excited to begin another chapter a day, and this one I've never read before! I love that I can shop around for a narrator with classic audiobooks. I selected Pippa Bennett-Warner, so far she's fabulous.

#Pemberlittens

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In 2020 I read The Wood, a chapter for each month, as a way to meditate on the seasons. I so enjoyed JLS's soothing prose, interesting little facts and history, and amusing observations of the animals, that I wanted to do it again. This year I've picked his Meadowland which is also written as a year long diary.

BookishMarginalia What beautiful editions! 10mo
readordierachel These sound lovely! 10mo
batsy Both sound and look so good. I've stacked Meadowlark but I'm definitely adding the other to the list! 10mo
batsy *Meadowland 🙂 10mo
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📚 My dad, mom, and brother are all readers.🧡

📚 My dad's and my tastes have always overlapped the most so we trade books and get each other into new obsessions. 😂

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Thanks for the tag Andrea 😊 @Andrea313

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 11mo
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Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Really enjoyed this modern version of Northanger Abbey. I thought the setting of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh was a great update to stand in for Bath (and it happily reminded my of my own time spent in the city during festival season 🤩). The Thorpes were just as terrible and the two junior Tilneys as lovely as the originals.
#Pemberlittens

inthegreensandblues The one thing I didn't understand was the General's surprising reason for turning on Cat. Updating the form of his discrimination doesn't explain why was he so keen on setting her up with his son in the first place, if not for money? 🤔🤷 11mo
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1. Long time roommate moving out and leaving Charlie 🐱 to me.

2. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone is usually rewarding, and I should be more open to taking chances.

3. With all the anxiety and doomscrolling, for a while I thought it would be a lot less, but I ended up catching up to finish the year right in my usual average. 📚

4. I don't know if it'll actually come out in 2021🤞 but if so, Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone.

Traci1 Ooh, I do hope it comes out in 2021! 🐝 11mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎆✨♥️ 11mo
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My favorite books I read in 2020 excluding rereads. Several of these were Litsy gifts or buddy reads, which reminds me how much this community improves my life! 🤗

#20best2020
Thanks for the tag @Laughterhp 🥂

inthegreensandblues Also; Ninth House was the first book I read in 2020 and feels like a hundred years ago now I'm googling when is the next Alex Stern book coming?? 11mo
Laughterhp Ninth House was so good! I can‘t wait for the next one. I feel like I heard 2022 in an interview Leigh Bardugo did.. but I could be wrong 11mo
inthegreensandblues @Laughterhp yes I just found a tweet of hers from August saying "probably 2022." 11mo
ICantImReading @inthegreensandblues ahh this makes me happy, I LOVED Ninth House! Except 2022 is too far away 😆 11mo
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My 9 year old cousin, who I haven't seen since a year or so before the pandemic but always mail birthday & Christmas gifts to (usually books), sent me handmade bookmarks. 💞😭

LeahBergen Aww! 😍 11mo
readordierachel How lovely 💕 11mo
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#Audioknitting got me through this anxiety filled year and some great books. As a novice knitter, I decided to make simple scarves and hats for Christmas gifts and it feels good to see them all together. Not pictured are detachable faux fur pom poms for the hats. The red/pink ones are for my friend's two little girls, I really hope they fit their heads right as I have no kids to test on. 😂

DebinHawaii Those are beautiful—I love all the colors.😍My co-worker took up crocheting these last few months & made me some cool cat coasters. I admire people with knitting & crocheting talents! 11mo
inthegreensandblues @DebinHawaii Thanks Deb ☺️ I love picking colors! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow these look great! 👏 11mo
LeahBergen These are lovely! 11mo
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USPS came through! Thank you, Mikala, for the lovely gift! 🎄 I've been wanting to read both of these books! Merry Christmas ☺️

PS- I was thinking, Great wrapping paper! before I even read your note 😂
PPS- Your package is still en route 🤞
@Laughterhp

Laughterhp Yay! Glad they finally made it there! That was quite the journey for them! 11mo
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The Christmas Hirelings | Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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A very sweet story! Excellent narration by Mr. Armitage as expected.

DebinHawaii I listened to this one last Christmas & enjoyed it. Very sweet! 🎄❤️ 12mo
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Started this today, loving chapter one! Recalled here that I still have not read Kipling's short story, The Janeites, so I will do so this weekend! Text here: http://www.telelib.com/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/prose/DebtsandCredits/janeites.h...
#AJaneAustenEducationBuddyRead
#pemberlittens

sprainedbrain I still haven‘t read it either! Thanks for sharing. 12mo
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Jenni, thank you for the amazing package! I'm so excited about every one of these books! Never expected the cookbook, I love historical cookbooks. All the other gifts are fabulous too, this is going to be my new daily mug, and I especially love the candle! I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity💞 and the work you put in to the watch parties too (which I'm joining in half an hour!), you are just one amazing lady! 👑

catiewithac Love that candle 12mo
Chrissyreadit I LOVE the candle!!! 12mo
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LeahBergen What a wonderful bunch of gifts!! 😍 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Fabulous gifts! 12mo
sprainedbrain I‘ve wanted that Saint Jane candle for myself ever since @Crinoline_Laphroaig posted hers, but I managed to send it to you. 🤣 You are so welcome! I loved shopping for you and hope you enjoy everything! 12mo
inthegreensandblues @sprainedbrain It will have pride of place in my living room! 🙏 12mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @sprainedbrain I'm so proud I inspired your presentfor @inthegreensandblues ❗❗❗ 12mo
DebinHawaii I join in the candle coveting! 😍😍😍 I have the cookbook & it‘s so interesting! I have even attempted a few recipes from it (with modifications for modern times!) 12mo
inthegreensandblues @DebinHawaii that's so fun! Of the old recipes I've started collecting, so far I've only made some crab cakes from a recipe I picked up in Colonial Williamsburg (which were good!) 12mo
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The Clergyman's Wife | Molly Greeley
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I loved this look into Charlotte Collins's life a few years into her marriage, especially after recently re-reading Pride and Prejudice. I was satisfied with the way the author filled in bits of Charlotte's backstory, Lady Catherine was properly vexing, and Mr. Collins exasperating. Charlotte's own story is poignant.

#PemberLittens
@Laughterhp thank you for sending to me! 🤗

rubyslippersreads I‘ve been wanting to read this one. 12mo
inthegreensandblues @rubyslippersreads this is the first post-P&P one I've read, I'm really interested in some of the others I've seen around, like the ones about Mary Bennet. 12mo
LitStephanie Love the sleepy kitty! 12mo
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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This is apparently the fourth book about former con artist turned defense attorney Eddie Flynn, but having not read any of the earlier books, I had no problem getting up to speed on Eddie. This story is fast-paced with chapters alternating between our protagonist and the killer and I could not put it down! I could see this being made into a movie. Great pick, Morgan! #lmpbc @mngraham @ameliashley @TorieStorieS

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Your #AVAH package is on its way, expect it Friday! 🦌 @sprainedbrain

#averyaustenholidayswap @Chrissyreadit

sprainedbrain Yay!! I‘m so excited! 12mo
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White Tears: A novel | Hari Kunzru
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This book blew me away as it went from mysterious to unsettling to downright disturbing. I finished it several days ago and the song still haunts me.

🎧 I actually ended up mostly listening on Libby and liked the use of different narrators.

BookDragonNotWorm Your description has me intrigued! 🤔 12mo
BookwormM I loved this 12mo
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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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A satisfying game of cat and mouse with a twist near the end I didn't see coming!

Thankful for #lmpbc for putting books in my hand that weren't on my radar. 😄 I'll get this sent on shortly @mngraham @TorieStorieS @ameliashley

mcipher Right?!? That twist totally got me!! 12mo
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🎉 Received my #AVeryAustenHolidaySwap package today!

I'm still waiting to receive a couple of items so I can get mine shipped out at the beginning of the week. 🧑‍🎄
#AVAH @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit #pemberlittens

sprainedbrain I'm glad it made it! 12mo
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Supernatural: One Year Gone | Rebecca Dessertine
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The mayor of my city, Lawrence, Ks, issued a Proclamation affirming Lawrence as the official hometown of Sam and Dean Winchester. She said they'd had a date in the spring when Jensen and Jared could have joined in to accept the proclamation, but "then COVID happened." ? So proud! ?
(The state motto, ad astra per aspera, means 'to the stars through difficulties')

Literary_Siren It‘s about time Kansas did something right! I‘m from and live in a small town about 1.5 hours from Lawrence. 12mo
Laughterhp Oh my goodness! I love that! 12mo
inthegreensandblues @Literary_Siren 👊 yeah my home and I have a complicated relationship 12mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Since #votedearlyreadathon has been extended, jumping in! 😄 Have listened to 6hrs 10 min. of various audiobooks the past few days, including Northanger Abbey for the #Pemberlittens chapter-a-day. During trying times like these, I'm grateful for books and places like Litsy. 💜

@howjessreads

4thhouseontheleft I‘m grateful for books and Litsy too! 13mo
howjessicareads Well done! 13mo
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#NationalCatDay shout out to my reading buddy Charlie! 😼
#catsoflitsy

Ruthiella So cute! 😻😻😻 13mo
Laughterhp 💚💚 he‘s so cute! 13mo
BookDragonNotWorm I love his color and markings! Like a silver tiger! 13mo
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🎃 No, haven't had any the past two years, and I'll be out for the evening this year at a campground.🔥

📱No. My normal lock screen is a collage of the newspapers MinaLima made for the Harry Potter movies, though. 🧙‍♀️

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 13mo
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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Thank you to Emma Thompson for a lovely reading that made this verbose story easier to take in. What a trip.

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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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I was so surprised to receive these today! I had figured the round was a covid casualty, but am glad to still have the chance to share in these. I'll try to finish them both in November and send them on! @ameliashley @mngraham @TorieStorieS

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Starting a seasonally appropriate cozy mystery on this cozy morning. ☕🐱🎃

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 13mo
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Friday night thrills

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Catherine House: A Novel | Elisabeth Thomas
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Have always loved this song - Listened to it most recently because it was referenced in the tagged book. Whenever songs are mentioned in books, I love to listen and see how they influence the atmosphere of the story or my understanding of the characters. 🎶

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The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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Weekend acquisitions! I received The Round House for free as this year's selection for Read Across Lawrence/NEA Big Read. Really looking forward to the online events themed around this book. 📚🤓

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I loved this regency mystery! In 1811 London, a viscount gets caught up in a grisly murder and sets out to solve it in order to clear his own name. There's a lot of action and political intrigue and his former love is involved too. I liked Sebastian St. Cyr and the other characters (especially his young helper, Tom!). Always love Davina Porter's narration. Will definitely continue this series.

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Pumpkin patch 🎃
Stew 🍲
Pumpkin spice ☕
🔥 Bonfire, but if I can get a hayride TO the bonfire, my fall is complete 😄
🍎 Apple pie

#thoughtfulthursday
@MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃🍂🍎 14mo
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1. Wrongfully accused viscount turns detective.

2. Lip balm. Dry lips are the worst!

3. I'd like to visit a lot of years! But today I'm feeling 1981. Would like to see the world I was born into and spy on my parents as a young couple expecting their first baby. 😄

Thanks for the tags @MoonWitch94 and @Laughterhp !
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great book description ❣️ I love the idea of looking in on your parents 👶🏼 14mo
LitStephanie Love your five-word description. Describing a book in five words is my favorite Litsy daily fun post so far. 14mo
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Starting a new hat. #audioknitting
In the last 24 hours, I finished a scarf, wound two balls of yarn (most dreaded task; I always end up with hopeless tangles no matter what I do! 😫) and got this next project started. This book started getting good and creeping me out way too late last night!

Freespirit It's lovely to sew, knit or crochet whilst listening to a book! 1y
Laughterhp I haven‘t read this one yet. I‘ll be interested to hear what you think! 1y
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📚 The Widow of Pale Harbor, Pride and Prejudice, The Turn of the Key (have been dabbling in this audiobook forever lol)

⭐ Station Eleven

🍁 Autumn colors! 🥰

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

wanderinglynn I love Station Eleven! 🙌🏻 1y
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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I really enjoyed this romance and the Renaissance Faire setting! It made me want to go to a faire though, and the local one isn't happening this year because of covid. 😭

Now that I've finished this summer story, I'm ready to dive in to my FALL TBR 🤩 🍂 🏚️🎃🍁

Texreader This is the first year I think my kids would really enjoy a Renaissance fair and yea, Covid 1y
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