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I prefer AP Style, but I‘ll defend your right to use the Oxford Comma. I run places and read things. I ❤️ cats 😻 and dogs 🐶 and Lauren Groff is my Literary Queen.
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Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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There are a lot of informative discussions taking place on Instagram about American Dirt. I‘ve reconsidered reading it and will choose something else. @Lupita.Reads has some great suggestions for Mexican American authors in her stories.

I saw this review as well:

Megabooks I was considering checking it out from the library, but I will instead check out an own voices book I‘ve been meaning to read. 2d
Megabooks Thank you for sharing this!!! 2d
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TrishB Thank you - will have a look at these. 2d
NerdyRev Thank you for sharing this. I wasn‘t aware of some of the criticisms around this book. 2d
Chrissyreadit I suspect there are more complications than this. One book on my TBR is an own voices I wonder how they compare. 2d
Chrissyreadit @Megabooks I loved that book- and Esperanza Rising also. 2d
Sharpeipup Thanks for sharing as I hasn‘t heard anything about this until now. 2d
Annl Thanks for sharing! There are so many beautiful stories to read. I shy away from ones with negative controversy. 2d
Redwritinghood I‘ve seen the critiques and they‘re fair, but I will probably read it anyway just to see for myself. I‘ll get it from the library though, not buy. 2d
DGRachel I was absolutely horrified when I read that review a couple days ago as I had no idea and it‘s completely tainted how I feel about the book. ☹️ 2d
ChasingOm Welp, taking that off my TBR. 👋 2d
Reagan Wow. Adding Mean to my TBR. 2d
NHLibrarian I bought this for my library because it is my job to anticipate what the community will want. I‘ll be really interested to hear what my patrons think! 2d
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About to swipe to unlock.

Butterfinger How precious. 2w
Crazeedi I love your photo, boxes are always the best aren't they?😉🥰❤ 2w
saresmoore This is just adorable. 2w
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Librariana I'm sure we're all happy for your reading... excited that you're about to begin a new title... but I love that most of us in the comments immediately zoomed in on your precious babies 😍🥰 Thank you for sharing all of this, both book and fur babies, with us 😊 2w
emilyhaldi Omg 😻😻 2w
AlaMich That‘s the best photo! 2w
LeahBergen Oooohhh! ❤️❤️ And the BFG in his little box! 😆 2w
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We took a drive today and stumbled upon a used bookstore. $5 for 5 books!

Suet624 Awesome! For some reason I assumed you‘d read Fates and Furies already. 3w
TrishB Bargain 👍🏻 3w
LauraBeth @Suet624 F&F is one of my all-time favorites! I bought this copy to give to someone! 😀 3w
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LauraBeth @TrishB that‘s what i thought too! 😀 3w
Suet624 Ahhh... a great gift. 3w
emilyhaldi Wow great haul!!! I was about to tell you how much I love F&F and then saw the comments about 😂 glad we‘re in the same boat! 3w
MEGR LOVED Fates and Furies! 3w
Tanisha_A WhatAMoment! 🎈🙂 3w
LeahBergen Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
LauraBeth @emilyhaldi and @MEGR Lauren Groff may be my favorite living writer. 2w
LauraBeth @Tanisha_A I love a deal! 😀 2w
LauraBeth @Redwritinghood It‘s been a while since I‘ve had an inexpensive book haul! 😆 2w
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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GO SEE THIS MOVIE!! I‘ve been in love with the 1994 adaptation since it came out and THIS blew it away. I can‘t begin to describe how amazing this is - but trust me. It is amazing.

Eyelit I loved it SO MUCH! I def want to see again 🥰 3w
LauraBeth @Eyelit I‘m taking my friend to see it today and I‘m looking forward to seeing it again 😍 3w
rubyslippersreads I saw it on Christmas Day and really enjoyed it. Now I‘m rereading the book. 😊 3w
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LeahBergen I‘m going to haul the husband out to see this with me very soon. He‘ll pretend he doesn‘t want to see it and then cry along with me. Shhh! 😆😆 3w
reluctantangeleno I LOVE the 1994 version! This version was good too, but I kind wish the 1994 cast had performed the 2019 script. Then it would have been absolutely perfect! 3w
Johanna414 We have one movie theater within an hour and a half of us, and they aren't getting this movie! 😭😭😭😭 3w
KarenUK Can‘t wait... 💕 3w
sudi It hasn't released here in Mumbai, but i can't wait. 3w
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One more - I‘m also looking forward to this. March 2020. #mostanticipated2020

KarenUK Me too! 4w
LauraBeth @KarenUK did you know there will also be a sequel to The Royal We in 2020? 3w
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Good idea, @KarenUK - here are my #mostanticipated2020.

I‘m a glutton for punishment, which is why I added Stephanie Danler‘s book! 😂

KarenUK Awesome list! More to add to my mountain, including the Stephanie Danler one! 😂📚⛰ (edited) 4w
MicheleinPhilly Masochist. 4w
Laughterhp I just added Transcendent Kingdom to my TBR! 4w
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Lindy So many great books to look forward to! I‘m most excited about 4w
Cathythoughts I‘m very interested in 4w
CherylRussell is on my radar. 🙂 4w
Amandajoy Yaa Gyasi has a new one too? Need to preorder that ASAP! (edited) 4w
BarbaraBB Great ones!! 4w
DGRachel @MicheleinPhilly 😂 😂 😂 4w
TrishB Great list 👍🏻 4w
LauraBeth @KarenUK I‘m sure it will be a buzzy book! 😂 3w
LauraBeth @Laughterhp that one looks SO good! 3w
LauraBeth @Lindy Did you read Dept. Of Speculation? 3w
LauraBeth @Cathythoughts and @CherylRussell I‘m so glad that one comes out soon! 3w
LauraBeth @DGRachel she knows me 😂 3w
Lindy @LauraBeth Yes! Loved it. Also love her picture books like 3w
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I just watched It‘s A Wonderful Life for the first time and I know they were trying to show how Mary‘s life would have been in shambles if George had never been born, but personally - I thought she was living her best life. She had the greatest job ever as the town librarian; she didn‘t have to constantly stroke her husband‘s fragile ego; she didn‘t have all of those kids. She had time to read! Hollywood‘s version of old maid is 🔥

CarolynM Agreed. #unpopularopinion It's not a great movie. 4w
Sace I've never seen it and don't really care to. 🤷‍♀️ 4w
tournevis I've seen it once, to see what the fuss was all about, and I found it quite meh. 4w
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dgingo It‘s depressing to me. George also has to give up his dreams of travel 🧳 and exploring the world to help his father, brother, and the town. He sacrifices himself to save others—lovely message for some, but it‘s all heartbreaking and depressing to me. 4w
JacqMac My husband says Mary messes up everything. When she makes her wish she ruins George‘s life forever. He‘s dreams never get to come true, because she wished them all away. 4w
Sharpeipup I just read that the director regretted calling her an old maid so that made me feel better. 4w
tapgurl Hate that movie. Too much yelling 3w
LauraBeth @CarolynM, @sace, @tournevis, @dgingo, @JacqMac, @Sharpeipup, @tapgurl I honestly thought I‘d hate (and kind of wanted to hate it), but I didn‘t hate it! 😂 I mean - I had to definitely put on my 1947 goggles to watch it to avoid getting irritated by some of it. I also think we tend to think that George‘s life was pretty much over but he was still really young at the end of it. I‘d like to think that he still got to travel in his adult years. 3w
dgingo @LauraBeth I don‘t hate it, but I don‘t find it to be the feel good movie that others do. I think the glasses were a good idea and that‘s nice to think that he still traveled. I‘ll hope so too. I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 3w
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Coming August 19th 💃💃💃💃

Also - this book isn‘t in the database yet and didn‘t know how to add it. 😬

LiteraryinLititz Whoa! Exciting news!!!! I loved the original one and would definitely read a sequel. 4w
Reggie Woohoo can‘t wait!! 4w
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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@LeahBergen it‘s off by a letter but Johnny makes a somewhat-cameo here 😀

TrishB 😂😂 4w
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 And “There‘s always that one kid...” Yep, that‘s him. 4w
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Bitsy just wants to know when the ham will be ready. 😂

Leftcoastzen 😂cute! 4w
Bookzombie Aww, Bitsy! I‘m eyeing what I think is peppermint bark on the couch. Happy Holidays! 4w
DGRachel Mmm, ham. I‘m with Bitsy on that one! Merry Christmas! 4w
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MicheleinPhilly The BFG looks like a ham. “Turn around Bitsy!” 4w
saresmoore I‘ve never managed to successfully heat a ham by the allotted mealtime. 4w
Mimi28 Hi Bitsy!! Hi new orange cat ( sorry, I don‘t know it‘s name) Happy Holidays!! 🎄❤️🎁😊😻 4w
LauraBeth @Leftcoastzen thanks ☺️ 4w
LauraBeth @Bookzombie yes indeed - that was some peppermint bark - which is now all in my belly! 😀 4w
LauraBeth @DGRachel Merry Christmas! 4w
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly 😹😹🐖 4w
LauraBeth @saresmoore same! My answer to “When is it going to be ready??” is usually: “In like six hours!” 4w
LauraBeth @Mimi28 👋👋 4w
saresmoore Or “Tomorrow, for sandwiches.” 🤷‍♀️ 4w
CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and your family, the four-legged members too😘🎄 4w
LeahBergen And did she get a hunk of ham? 😆 4w
LauraBeth @saresmoore 😂 my family googled if McDonalds was open yesterday. 4w
LauraBeth @CarolynM Merry Christmas! 😘 4w
LauraBeth @LeahBergen she got plenty of ham! Plus, I dropped the dish that contained the fancy Mac and Cheese, so she ate that as well! 😂 4w
LeahBergen Yum! That sounds like something I‘d eat off the floor, too. 😂😂 4w
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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Got my holds before the library closes for three days. 😀

TrishB Should keep you going for the three days! 4w
batsy Is anything more exciting than this? 😁😍 4w
LeahBergen Yippee!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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Party of One at the Starbucks Cafe inside Barnes & Noble on Christmas Eve.

Karisa Wow! Calm before the storm? That quiet is not going to last for long. 😊 1mo
Cinfhen It looks deserted!!!!! Enjoy 4w
LauraBeth @karisa there is still no one here! 😂 4w
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LauraBeth @Cinfhen still no one here at 11:15. NO ONE! Totally deserted. 🤔 4w
Cinfhen That‘s so odd!!!! I would have sworn you were in a collage library 😂😂😂😂😂Merry Christmas ❤️💚❤️💚 4w
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re getting a little “me” time before all the hoopla. Merry Christmas to you and all your adorable fur babies. ❤️🎄🎅🏻📚 4w
TNbookworm Oh what a perfect spot, it looks so peaceful! 4w
LeahBergen Enjoy the hell out of that little party! 😘😘 4w
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Wave | Sonali Deraniyagala
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This may be the saddest book I‘ve ever read, and I‘ve read a lot of sad books. And yet - this book is also very beautiful. 💔

BarbaraBB This book sounds so sad. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 1mo
TrishB Too real life sad for me I think! 1mo
CoffeeK8 This book was heartbreaking! 1mo
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UwannaPublishme Bitsy! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
LeahBergen Hello, sweet Bitsy! 😘 4w
Suet624 Oh my. Of course I now need to read this. How devastating that must have been. 4w
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Fleabag: The Scriptures | Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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When you go back to work full-time after 4 1/2 years and you‘re exhausted because you kinda know the industry you‘re in but you kinda don‘t so there‘s a learning curve - and on your first day, you find THIS waiting for you from your BFF - who also held my hand this entire year while I looked for job. I wish everyone could have a @MicheleinPhilly in their life. Friendship is also a love story. ❤️

The BFG is neglected now that I‘m gone all day! 😹

TrishB She‘s an awesome friend ❤️ good luck!! 2mo
Suet624 I have so many questions about your new job! What a spectacular friend and a terrific gift. 2mo
KarenUK Wishing you all the luck in the world! 💕💕💕.... and what an awesome gift! 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly 😘😘😘 2mo
Nute This is a BEAUTIFUL post! Good luck with your new job. I couldn‘t agree more with your statement about friendship.💕 Today I celebrate you and your friend, @MicheleinPhilly and your lovely friendship!💖 2mo
Tamra You will be great! 😁 2mo
Jas16 💜 2mo
marleed Oh so sweet. Good luck in your job! What a wonderful friend and I completely agree. I often wish a hallmark movie about love and happiness would widen its world view. Some people find incredible happiness through platonic friendships old and new! 2mo
Bookzombie Congratulations on your new job! I‘m sure you will be great! 💗 to you and @MicheleinPhilly 2mo
mrp27 Congrats on your new job, best of luck! 2mo
cathipink You've got this 🎉🎉🎉 best wishes for the days ahead 🙂 2mo
DGRachel Congrats on the job and good luck! You've totally got this! 2mo
JennyM Congrats and good luck! 😘 2mo
readordierachel Congratulations. Loving friends are so important 💕 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Aww 💖 all the best to you ; you deserve it!! Keep us posted. And hugs to @MicheleinPhilly 🤗 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, how wonderful you and @MicheleinPhilly are! 💕💕💕 All the best to you in the new job. I DO hope the BFG doesn‘t eat his feelings. 😆😆 2mo
LauraBeth @TrishB thanks 😊! She is! 2mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 well I‘m an open book 😂 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @KarenUK 😘 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Nute ! ☺️ 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Tamra 😊 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Jas16 😊 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @marleed 😊 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @mrp27 ☺️ 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @cathipink 😊 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @DGRachel 😘 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @JennyM 😘 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @readordierachel ☺️ so true! 2mo
LauraBeth 😹😹 Thanks @LeahBergen 😘 The BFG is having a tough time with the bringer-of-snacks gone all day! 2mo
Suet624 So what‘s the new job? 2mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 it‘s destination/tourism marketing - so I‘ll be overseeing marketing strategy, creative development of ads and ad placements. That part I‘m used to but I‘m used to doing it with a corporation. This is within a government framework so there‘s a lot more stakeholders. 2mo
Suet624 That‘s awesome!!! Sounds very challenging but I bet you‘ll be fantastic at it. Congrats! 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Suet624 😘 Less time for reading though 😢 2mo
DebinHawaii Congratulations on the new job! 🎉 2mo
Cinfhen So exciting!!! And yes, everyone needs an @MicheleinPhilly in their lives ♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen How was your first week???? 2mo
LauraBeth Thanks @DebinHawaii !🥰 2mo
LauraBeth @Cinfhen it‘s been so much fun - I love it! 😘 But @MicheleinPhilly can attest that I haven‘t had any time to read. 😞 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you‘re loving the new job!!! The reading will come back in time xx 2mo
AlaMich Congrats on the new job! I too started back to full-time work in August after *cough* many more years than you. It‘s exhausting, man! But in a good way!! 😊 2mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich that is awesome!! I know exactly what you mean - it‘s exhausting but in a good way! Congratulations! 💃💃 1mo
Suet624 I hope you‘re still enjoying yourself in your new job. Thinking of you. ❤️ 1mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Suet624! I‘m still loving it!! I feel very fortunate to have landed where I did. Wishing you a Merry Christmas ❤️❤️ 1mo
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TrishB Clever 😁 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks 😹😹😹 2mo
ravenlee Looks like The Very Hungry Cat...erpillar 2mo
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Branwen Ahahahaha! 😸 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh Big Fat Guy, never change. 2mo
saresmoore Bahaha! @ravenlee Yes, spot on! 2mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2mo
LeahBergen He‘s so awesome 😆😆😆 2mo
valeriegeary Oh my gosh. Epic. 2mo
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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That‘s right - large print! 🤓

MicheleinPhilly How are you outside voluntarily??? I‘m like a popsicle right now. 2mo
LauraBeth @micheleinphilly I'm on tennis ball duty with Bitsy. 😝 2mo
Megabooks Nice!! Looking forward to what you think about it. I‘m on the fence. 2mo
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Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on this one 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Sace I need large print more than I care to admit. I need to learn to embrace it. 2mo
Suet624 Haha. It‘s a shorter wait list for large print books. 2mo
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I‘m committed to the 2017 version of me who wanted to read this. 😀

marleed That‘s funny! 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
Librariana I think I felt like the 2017 version of @MicheleinPhilly - just kinda "meh" about it. But! It did make me crave pizza and I think you should treat yourself to some of that! 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly I still tip too much. 2mo
cathipink I'm *really* excited for her next book, out in May 2020. I still haven't read this one yet - I need to prioritize it. 2mo
LauraBeth @cathipink I had no idea she had a new book coming in 2020! 🙀 I just read the synopsis and it sounds great. 2mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly 😂 I‘m sure 2019 me will think this is meh but every year me is excited for pizza! @Librariana (edited) 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen please give Johnny Bergen a belly rub from me 😍 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow. 2 years in Litsy years feel like one month in human time! Hope that made sense 😂 2mo
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Do you have any favorite books that have helped you with productivity or habits?

Eyelit I don‘t - but atomic habits sounds awesome! 2mo
charl08 I like Burkeman on reading things with a pinch of salt, and Suzy Orbach for permission to think about food differently. 2mo
Sace Honestly I don't. Thinking about it, I'm not very sure how important productivity is to me. I'm kinda lazy. 2mo
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Bookish.SAM I find my procrastinating ways gets in the way of my productivity. I read this recently and quite liked it. Practical. 2mo
MelissaSue81 I‘m generally not a fan of self help books but I did like the original happiness project book, her other books were a bit too preachy for me. I liked one called Unfuck Your Habitat for cleaning/organizing 2mo
LauraBeth @Eyelit It‘s good so far! 2mo
LauraBeth @charl08 I‘m going to go down a rabbit hole later and read about them bc I‘m not familiar with them! 🐰 2mo
LauraBeth @Sace oh I‘m a Taurus - I know all about being lazy! 😂 2mo
LauraBeth @Bookish.SAM I‘m stacking that bc procrastination is probably my number one flaw. 📚 2mo
LauraBeth @MelissaSue81 I agree that she can be preachy. A few months back, Amanda Nelson from BookRiot posted an IG story that showed a passage from an upcoming arc from Rubin - and it was this blanket insult to southerners. She‘s not just preachy but she comes off as elitist AF. I‘ll look into Unfuck Your Habitat. 2mo
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Antoni in the Kitchen | Antoni Porowski
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Creepin‘ on someone‘s library holds because I‘m super jealous! 🥑🍋🧀🥖🍖

Sharpeipup I‘ve done that before... 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😂😂😂❤️ 2mo
Librariana I got to add this one to the catalog about a week ago and we all took turns flipping through the pages and admiring his cutey-pa-tooteyness 😁😊 2mo
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LauraBeth @Sharpeipup I‘m always stalking others‘ holds 😬 2mo
LauraBeth @Leftcoastzen guess I‘ll have to put it on hold now...😂 2mo
LauraBeth @librariana he is such a cutie patooty 😊 (edited) 2mo
Suet624 Hahaha. I do that all the time. 2mo
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March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women: A Library of America Special Publication | Jane Smiley, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado
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Banana bread - because @Cinfhen . And coffee and books. The husband has to take an 8 hour driving class today because he got a speeding ticket and then leaves at 5 am tomorrow for a business trip to Minneapolis, where the high temp tomorrow is 19 degrees. I‘m just gonna read and try not piss off whichever god he managed to piss off

Cinfhen Oh, that looks heavenly 😇😇offer the banana bread to the Gods xx I‘m sure it‘ll score you some extra points 😉 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 8 hours?? He‘s gonna be CRANKY. 2mo
marleed Poor guy! 2mo
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LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly He is so cranky about it! 😂 2mo
LauraBeth @marleed I think he‘s excited to have a bed to himself for a few days though - so there‘s a silver lining! 2mo
LauraBeth @Cinfhen and by gods you mean Bitsy, right? 😂 2mo
Cinfhen Hahaha😁 yes!!! 2mo
AlaMich No option for online driving school? I did that...boring as all hell but at least you can be bored in your PJs. 2mo
LauraBeth @alamich For some reason there was no option for online driving school. 2mo
Suet624 Oh boy. Poor hubby. 2mo
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The weekend.

Kappadeemom Good grief! You planning on sleeping?? 😂 2mo
RealBooks4ever Looking forward to your review of The Starless Sea! 💜 2mo
LauraBeth @Kappadeemom 😂😂 I‘ve been up since 4! Was supposed to run the 5k at Mercedes-Benz this morning and then was like, “Do I feel like driving downtown for a 5k? Nah...” (edited) 2mo
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LauraBeth @RealBooks4ever I‘m anxious to read it! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading Over the top is really good. I ❤️ JVN. 2mo
Sace I wouldn't feel like running even if a bear was after me. 2mo
LauraBeth @Prairiegirl_reading me too - I may or may not watch him feed his cats most every morning on Instagram. 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Sace 😂 that is the husband‘s view as well! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading @LauraBeth lol! I absolutely do!! 😹😹😹😹 2mo
DrexEdit I lose all self-control in the library. I can't go in there very often. 😂 😄 2mo
Branwen YAAAAASSSSS!!!! 2mo
LauraBeth Same @DrexEdit! Same 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Branwen 😂😂 2mo
Kappadeemom @LauraBeth I‘ve been up since 5. I had a Heart Walk that I managed in Panama City, so I feel ya. I am doing nothing but read tomorrow. 2mo
LeahBergen Robert!! 😍 2mo
julesG @DrexEdit come to my library, you'll want to donate a crate full of books, which, unfortunately, they won't accept. because they only accept books in mint condition and published within the last 6 months. 😑 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen Robert with the golden eyes 😹 2mo
DrexEdit @julesG does your library not buy enough new books? 😨 Most of my read books go to the Friends Of the Library group for their booksales. Another dangerous place to go. 😊 2mo
LauraBeth @julesg my library won‘t take ANY donated books. 2mo
julesG @DrexEdit Oh, they buy lots of books in German, but books in English are limited to the "usual" lot (Agatha Christy, Austen, Shakespeare, Grisham, Elizabeth George, Kinsella,...). I've offered them books, but the books were about 8 months past the publishing date and, although in good as new condition, the library didn't want them. 2mo
julesG Laura, that's just as awful. 2mo
DrexEdit @julesG @LauraBeth wow. I confess I don't know our library's donation policy. That just seems wasteful though! 2mo
LauraBeth @julesG, @drexedit I do pay the county almost $4,000 every year in property taxes and from that, the library gets a piece. Last time I checked, the county gave the libraries an annual budget of $20 million dollars - so I‘m guessing they may not need donations since they seem to be well funded from taxes. They also don‘t have book sales. (edited) 2mo
julesG @LauraBeth Wow, seems like someone in your county values books and education! 2mo
valeriegeary Look at this gorgeous stack! 😍 2mo
rubyslippersreads 😻📚😻📚😻 2mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Dear Ron Chernow,

Women are not prey and should never be stalked like game animals by anyone.

Also - to infer that a woman‘s financial status is what makes her some big game trophy (in your misogynistic view) is gross. And dumb.

I‘d actually send this to you but you seem the type who‘d slide into my DMs and start sexting me by mentioning your Pulitzer and then asking to see my ample bosom.

You‘re gross.

MicheleinPhilly I love you. 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re the best! ‘By mentioning your Pulitzer‘ 😂. But honestly, what kind of book IS this?? It‘s really gross. 2mo
KathyWheeler 😳 That is awful! I think I have this book; now I‘m not sure I want to read it. 2mo
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kspenmoll OMG you are marvelous!!! Right with you on this! 2mo
ljuliel I get where you‘re coming from, but he IS writing about the mid 1700s. You can‘t expect him to write that George Washington was politically correct. I highly doubt ANY men were back then, unless they were DEAD. 2mo
LauraBeth @ljuliel I can understand reading history through a lens, but these aren‘t Washington‘s words - they are Chernow‘s. He chose to use these words in 2010 - he wasn‘t quoting Washington. 2mo
ljuliel Yea, I get that, but back in those days men, especially men of his class, were always looking to “ marry up” to get a rich lady so they‘d own more land, property, etc. Ladies were sometimes in the category of Possessions. I think if I recall, the author was privy to a lot of private papers, letters, etc. I think he was trying to make the book as factual as possible . I think women had it pretty bad back in those days. Most husbands had 👇🏼 2mo
ljuliel either mistresses, slave women and girls they Took for the Pleasure, and most times the wives knew it. It just wasn‘t a good time to be a female. So I don‘t think the author necessarily has these same beliefs, I think he‘s trying to get into Washington‘s head. I‘ve read maybe 1/4 of this so far , and Washington really didn‘t sound like a very likable guy. I think that‘s how he is written in the book. 2mo
LauraBeth @KathyWheeler I‘d say go ahead and read it bc you‘ll read it from a different perspective than me and that‘s always the amazing thing about stories and books. @ljuliel can bring her perspective, I can bring mine, you can bring yours - and the thoughts that we have about the book may never intersect - or they may. This is what I think is always great about book clubs and buddy reads - everyone can bring their unique point of view to the table. 2mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly, @BarbaraBB, @kspenmoll I shouldn‘t be reading this along with Ryan Farrow‘s Catch and Kill... 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl I agree with @ljuliel .. women were considered chattel in those times so men actually did “hunt” for wealthy widows or heiresses so they could marry up, I think he is realistically telling it as it was then. 2mo
LauraBeth @CoverToCoverGirl I do understand historical context but this is about Chernow‘s writing. He could have just as easily said something like: “He began to set his sights on marrying into an aristocracy.” in lieu of “...stalking bigger game.” (edited) 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl As you stated above it is so very interesting how each individual can bring their point of view to the table - and it certainly gets people talking - which I love. 2mo
saresmoore Ew. 2mo
BarbaraBB I definitely agree with you, the way he writes has got nothing to do with the context of the 17th century. Chernow is enjoying expressing himself like this, you can feel that in all the choices he makes to describe women. It‘s loathsome. 2mo
sprainedbrain Gross. 2mo
Sace 👏👏👏👏 And I agree there was no call for that phrasing from a modern author. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Chernow certainly could have worded this better even if he was reflecting Washington ‘s actual attitude. As for the earlier comment he made about low cut gowns showing bosom, it was around the time of history that many women wore low cut gowns. Even Cokie Roberts pointed that out in her works and she‘s a female author. 2mo
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks that‘s a valid point about the gowns during that time. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I read this one (and Hamilton) when they first came out...so am appreciating your perspective. When I pick up Grant (someday 😂) am curious what tone Chernow will bring to it! 2mo
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks I should probably cut Chernow some slack since I‘m reading this along with Ryan Farrow‘s Catch And Kill 😹 2mo
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This is by the author who wrote one of my favorite running books, Born To Run. You‘re going to look at this title and cover and think, really? A true story about a donkey with the heart of a hero? PASS. But I‘m here for Sherman‘s transformation/second chance/underdog story. #heartwarming

Sace I don't know. Hero donkey sounds good. 😁 2mo
Leftcoastzen I love the cat cluster!😻 2mo
Kappadeemom I think I saw something about this in Runners World. She‘s actually runs with him on a leash, right?? 2mo
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LauraBeth @Kappadeemom here‘s video that shows them running https://youtu.be/VxUzf2cwTN4 2mo
LauraBeth @Leftcoastzen I can‘t believe they all really like each other! 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Sace I always have time for a hero donkey 😂 2mo
Sace I've got the Bonnie Tyler song in my head now 🤣 2mo
JenReadsAlot I want in that snuggle pile! 2mo
Amiable That basket of kitty cuteness—OMG! 🥰 2mo
Kappadeemom @LauraBeth Thanks. I needed a smile today 🥰 2mo
LauraBeth @sace 😹😹 2mo
LauraBeth @JenReadsAlot same 😺 2mo
LauraBeth @Amiable I finally found a balance of cats who all like one another! 🙌 2mo
Hoopiefoot I was “meh” about this book until I saw the cover and now I‘m so excited to read it! #herodonkey 2mo
Annl When I lived in the Canary Islands, we had a pet donkey called Ramon. It was an amazing experience. He and a dog we rescued were best friends! And love the cat photo! 2mo
QuietlyLaura Kitty snuggle puddle! 😻😻😻❤️ 2mo
LauraBeth @Hoopiefoot same! 😂 2mo
LauraBeth @Annl I think “When I lived in the Canary Islands, we had a pet donkey called Ramon.” should be the first sentence of your memoir. 💕 2mo
LauraBeth @QuietlyLaura always the sign that it‘s getting colder! 😹 2mo
Simona Poor Bitsy ... it‘s her bed‼️ Or not anymore? 2mo
LauraBeth @Simona 😹 You‘re the only who noticed that is (was?) Bitsy‘s bed! 2mo
Simona Kudos to her for patience❣️ 2mo
LeahBergen They‘re all together! 😩❤️😩 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen they all actually like one another! 😹 2mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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I re-wrote this passage for Chernow:

“Reconstructions of Sally‘s life offered by her friends and family through letters, reveal that Sally was well-read, fluent in French and she wished to be thought of by her intellect, character and personality - not by her looks or her boobs.” - LauraBeth

TrishB 😂😂 job for life 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 2mo
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Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 2mo
saresmoore YES 2mo
Lindy 😁 2mo
readordierachel EXCELLENT rewrite 2mo
Balibee146 🙌🙌🙌🙌 2mo
merelybookish Well done! ("ample expanse of bosom" ??) 2mo
youneverarrived 😂😂 2mo
BarbaraBB 👌 Perfect! 2mo
cathipink I wish publishers would start editing for this sort of crap. Never once have I read history and thought, 'But what were her boobs like?' 😒🙄🙄🙄 2mo
Hooked_on_books Excellent! You should be his editor. 2mo
Hooked_on_books And I‘m gonna guess there‘s not a single description of a man including his codpiece or his “ample bulge.” 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly 😂😂😂 2mo
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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After I read American Royals, I realized that I know nothing about George Washington. So I started reading this 1,000 page bio and now I can‘t stop. I am also now engaging the husband with sentences that begin with: “Did you know that George Washington...” Also - Chernow uses big words and is making me realize the shortcomings and limitations of my own vocabulary. I feel like my Kindle is going to blurt out: “Again? You need the dictionary AGAIN?”

4thhouseontheleft I do the same thing to my hubby when I read this. 😄 2mo
ValerieAndBooks You know an author has done their job making history interesting when you find yourself having to share right when reading! I read this many years ago. He‘s a good biographer!! 2mo
KarenUK Love the kindle dictionary function! 🤓.... also loving those sun-worshippers! 🐶🐱🐱☀️ 2mo
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ljuliel He goes into so much detail. I wonder how long it took him to do all the research for this ? I‘ve started it but a long ways to go. 2mo
Mollyanna I loved this book. Chernow does a fabulous job of brining history to life. I hope you enjoy the remainder. Love the fur babies lazing in the sun 😍 2mo
ChasingOm I was reading a physical book a few days ago and found myself wishing for the dictionary option. 🤣 2mo
saresmoore Kindles are so judgey! 2mo
Bette Sunbeams are the best! ☀️🐶🐱🐱 2mo
MayJasper Good for you. Sounds a good biography 2mo
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You've Got Tail | Renee George
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Got your tail!

erzascarletbookgasm 😁 and I love your bookshelf! 3mo
MeganAnn 😂😻 adorable! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Big Fattie wants to know if books are edible. 3mo
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Megabooks 😁😁😁😁💕 3mo
Balibee146 🐈🐈❤️❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen Love this photo and that bookcase 😍 3mo
Bookzombie I love this photo and how you are pointing out the many library books on the table. 📚📚💕🐱🐱 2mo
rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 2mo
Branwen So many things to love about this picture! 😻💕📚 2mo
BarbaraBB The library books 📚 😂 2mo
LibrarianRyan 😁 😁 😁 2mo
Soubhiville What a fun picture. 😻😹 2mo
saresmoore 😁♥️ 2mo
Sace 😻 2mo
sprainedbrain 😹 at the ‘library holds‘ 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm, @cinfhen that bookshelf is pushing 20 years old! The cats use it as their scratching post 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly everything is edible to Big Chonky 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @MeganAnn, @megabooks, @Balibee146, @rubyslippersreads, @Branwen, @LibrarianRyan, @Soubhiville, @Sace they‘re a fun crew to have around while I read 😽😽😽 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen I need more Johnny pics!! 2mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore I want to get nice bookshelves like yours, but the cats use this one as their scratching post...😹 2mo
LauraBeth @Bookzombie, @BarbaraBB, @sprainedbrain I‘ve made peace with my library hold situation - despite my family telling me that I need to get a handle on it! 😹 2mo
saresmoore This is why we can‘t have nice things! 😸 2mo
mabell Perfect photo! 😂 2mo
Cinfhen How‘s your shelf reorganization going @saresmoore 2mo
Cinfhen And yes, more #JohnnyBergen photos @LeahBergen 2mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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If only George had been a KarJenner.

MicheleinPhilly This is all sorts of wrong. 3mo
Sace I will refrain from comment as you probably don't want profanity on your feed 😡 3mo
LauraBeth @Sace oh I don‘t care about profanity! 3mo
Sace @LauraBeth 🤣cause seriously WTF with this? 3mo
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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BBooks Do let us know how it is, very curious 👀 3mo
Lifeisasnap Me too. Review it. 3mo
AlaMich You really do reign over a peaceable kingdom! 👸 (edited) 3mo
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LauraBeth @AlaMich I got lucky with this crew! 3mo
KimM This book was incredible. Bonus: Ronan reads the Audible and does accents. 3mo
UwannaPublishme You‘re in such good company when you read! 😺😺😺🐶 3mo
LauraBeth @KimM Oohh - I didn‘t know he read the audio! I love Ronan Farrow and Jon Lovitt! 3mo
LauraBeth @UwannaPublishme I definitely feel fortunate that everyone gets along! 😹 3mo
KimM Yes! He reads War on Peace as well. 2mo
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Cilka's Journey | Heather Morris
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Book publishing folks: “Let‘s make sure we NEVER show women‘s faces on covers - thanks!”

Prairiegirl_reading I noticed this at a recent trip to the bookstore. Almost half the books on the new release rack had women facing away. Annoying. 3mo
sblbooks So true,why is that? 3mo
llwheeler So true eh 🙄 And if the face is there, it's looking away from the viewer. And if it is looking at the viewer, it's half cut off. 3mo
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saresmoore Ha! So weird. 3mo
Annl I think they talked about it on the bookriot podcast before but I don‘t remember what they said. 🙃 3mo
marleed It kinda drives me crazy. When I read one with such a cover - and I just did - I find my expectations for liking it is impacted negatively. The story has to work it‘s way out - and my current didn‘t! 3mo
Sharpeipup It does seem to be a trend. 3mo
ValerieAndBooks That, or “headless” women !! 3mo
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Bookstore in Southern Appalachia...

cathipink My parents had a few of these.... I want to check one out sometime. Have you read any? 3mo
Crazeedi Oh my take me back!!! 3mo
Blaire A friend who was in town visiting just bought one of these at our local bookstore. (I‘m in WV). 3mo
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mrsmarch I am unfamiliar with these because my Appalachian heritage was swamped by Yankee upbringing, but I am trying to uncover more. I might have to scare some up for my Christmas wish list. 3mo
LauraBeth @cathipink I haven‘t but I did buy a volume yesterday! 3mo
LauraBeth @Crazeedi did you grow up in southern Appalachia? 3mo
LauraBeth @Blaire I bought an edition after leading through it! It looks interesting 😀 3mo
LauraBeth @mrsmarch 😂😂 I feel like I grew up knowing about Foxfire but I never paid much attention to it! I think you‘ll enjoy it! 3mo
Crazeedi @LauraBeth no, but on the edge of northern Appalachia, and I had several of the foxfire books when I was younger, not sure if I still do or got rid of them in my many moves 3mo
Suet624 Oh! I had some of those when I lived on the commune. 3mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 I‘m just over here anxiously waiting for your biography! 3mo
Suet624 @LauraBeth I just started chuckling thinking of some of the commune events. I‘m hoping to leave crib notes for the kids in case they want to know what I was up to. For some reason they don‘t really ask very many questions. 3mo
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All This Could Be Yours | Jami Attenberg
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Megabooks I want to know how this book goes!! If you can ever get cutie to surrender it! 3mo
Soubhiville So handsome. But it seems he‘s holding your book hostage... 3mo
Mitch Ahhhh... cutie pie 3mo
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TNbookworm 😻 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻❤️ 3mo
Balibee146 Gorgeous 🐈❤️ 3mo
Bette Perfect pic 🐱❤️👍 3mo
Hollie 😻😻😻 3mo
LauraJ That is one content cat! 3mo
LauraBeth @Megabooks 😹👍 I‘ve been looking forward to reading it! 3mo
LauraBeth @Soubhiville he‘s a handsome boy but definitely thinks books aren‘t for reading! 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @Mitch 😊😊 3mo
LauraBeth @Balibee146 awww - thanks! 😽 3mo
LauraBeth @Bette he‘s a ham! 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @hollie I‘ll try putting Christmas pjs on him and will let you know how it goes! 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @LauraJ SO content! 😹 3mo
Hollie @LauraBeth 😂 yes, please keep me posted! 3mo
kspenmoll Sweetie cat! 😻 3mo
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The Heavens | Sandra Newman
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“I noticed that you had Reese‘s Peanut Butter cups for breakfast...”

Did y‘all know that every single person on Litsy who has reviewed this has rated it a “Pick”?

Soubhiville That‘s quite an accomplishment! Now I have to stack it! 3mo
ravenlee Every move you make, every bite you take, I‘ll be watching (and judging) you... 3mo
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Supper Club | Lara Williams
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“You can read or you can throw my ball...” 🎾

Cinfhen Hi Bitsy !!!! 💓💓💓 3mo
LauraBeth Bitsy says 👋👋 Cindy! 😘 @Cinfhen 3mo
TrishB Hi Bitsy 🐶😘 3mo
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DGRachel Bitsy! Drop the book and throw the ball! 3mo
batsy Bitsy! ❤️ 3mo
LauraBeth Bitsy says hi (6 days later bc she‘s slow!) 👋👋 @TrishB 3mo
LauraBeth @DGRachel Poor Bitsy! 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @batsy 😊😊 3mo
DGRachel Oh no! 😭😭 Bailey would trade places with Bitsy, though, since you take her on runs with you. I. Don‘t. Run. 😆 3mo
LauraBeth @DGRachel 🤣🤣 3mo
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 3mo
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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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This book will be missed by a lot of people bc it‘s YA. But try it if you like:
- historical fiction
- alternate histories
- world building (but more in the realm of historical context rather than sci-fi/fantasy)

It definitely has YA tropes, but McGee is a really good writer. She‘s detailed and you can tell she did a lot of research to craft this story. This is the first in a series, so don‘t be mad if the ending isn‘t wrapped up in a bow.

MicheleinPhilly Fatty looking at Bitsy like she‘s a snack. 🐷🐷🐷 3mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly 😹😹 😹 3mo
Brewychock48 Putting on my tbr list 3mo
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saresmoore Sounds delightful! 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto This one is on my holds list at the library and I‘m anxiously awaiting it. 3mo
ValerieAndBooks I read the library ebook sample, and love the concept. Unfortunately the hold estimate is approximately 17 weeks ☹️. Hopefully it‘ll come up sooner than that. Or I‘ll come across it used before then. 3mo
LauraBeth @Brewychock48 Hope you enjoy it! 3mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore it was surprisingly more delightful than I thought it was going to be! 3mo
LauraBeth @Ashley_Nicoletto I think this is up your alley and that you‘ll enjoy it! 3mo
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks it‘s a pretty quick read so hopefully, you won‘t have to wait TOO long for it! 3mo
Sace I'm laser focused on a dog and cat and thinking "yes. They definitely use the royal we." 3mo
LauraBeth @sace I‘m going to start calling them that! 😹 3mo
Centique Sounds like some of my favourite things! 3mo
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Not Like the Movies | Kerry Winfrey
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Waiting For Tom Hanks fans - coming July 7th!

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Marilou Is Everywhere | Sarah Smith
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Starting this one while The BFG is all “If I fits, I sits.” I‘m not going to tell him that he does not fit...🤫

CaroPi Boxes are the best friend for a cat 3mo
OriginalCyn620 That‘s so adorable! ❤️🐱 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 He has the sweetest face! 3mo
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LauraBeth @LeahBergen 😺 He‘s such a sweet cat! He loves everyone! 3mo
LauraBeth @CaroPi and bags! 3mo
Balibee146 He's so adorable ❤️❤️😻 3mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Meh. This didn‘t really land with me. I didn‘t read anything in here that I haven‘t already read a million times. I‘ll say what no one else wants to say: Ann Patchett is her boss and she‘s very fortunate to have gotten a big signal boost from her. Big applause for the PR team behind this book! If you haven‘t read a lot of white-lady-post-40-I-KNOW-I‘m-privileged-but-I‘m-gonna-whine-about-my-life-anyway-books, you can put this on your TBR.

Becker Same experience here. I ended up bailing on it. It just had nothing to offer me. 3mo
QuietlyLaura I wanna know what your two fur buddies are watching so intently! 😍☺️ 3mo
DGRachel I almost choked on my lunch when I read the last line of your review! 😂 3mo
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LeahBergen Are they staring at Robert? 😆😆 3mo
Hooked_on_books Oh damn, I love your candor! 😆 3mo
LauraBeth @Becker, @DGRachel, @Hooked_on_books I feel badly about my honesty about it bc I do think that everyone‘s voice is important, regardless of who you are. We all bring significant and valuable things to a conversation. But sometimes when I read something, I just wish the author had gone deeper bc sometimes that‘s where the real story lies (or had bothered to look at the world around her and not just at her place in it).
LauraBeth @LeahBergen of course! 😹😹 3mo
LauraBeth @QuietlyLaura they were looking at the annoying kitten, Robert 😹 3mo
DGRachel Nothing wrong with being honest. The book didn‘t work for you and you explained why without being nasty. It was also funny, and I appreciated the laugh. 😘 3mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m with @DGRachel ! Plus, you should never feel badly about honesty. There are far too many privileged people with blinders on in this world and they should be called out. I would find this book maddening, too. 3mo
Suet624 I have to say that the cover of the book kept me away from it. Thanks for taking one for the team. 3mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 😂😂 The cover is terrible! 3mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I actually think this has a good shot at winning! 😀

auntie_jenn did you finish? i picked it up at B&N and was a wee bit intimidated 🥺 3mo
LauraBeth @auntie_jenn I have about 200 pages to go! You‘ll know within 3-4 pages if you‘ll like it or not. Give it a go! 3mo
auntie_jenn wii do...thanks for the suggestion 😉 3mo
TheLudicReader My son keeps looking at this one at Indigo. 3mo
LauraBeth @theludicreader tell him to get it! 😀 3mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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#BFCr2 Week 1 Check-In: Didn‘t run as much as I wanted but I did have some quality time in the woods and in the gym! @Kaylamburson @Blaire @MaleficentBookDragon

Cinfhen How‘s Ducks going?? 3mo
Kaylamburson Great week @LauraBeth !!! Congrats and keep at it! That's so awesome! 3mo
LauraBeth @Cinfhen I‘m liking it but I‘m doing a buddy read with it, so that‘s probably making it more enjoyable. 3mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Kaylamburson 😊 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 3mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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britt_brooke I liked this one! Hope you enjoy. 3mo
LauraBeth @britt_brooke I read half of it yesterday and LOVE it! 3mo
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Nevermoor fans - release date: March 10, 2020 ❤️

Centique Yay! I‘m loving reading this series to my son. 3mo
LauraBeth @Centique It‘s so fun! 3mo
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Green Eyes | A. Birnbaum
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I haven‘t been on Litsy much lately because I‘ve been experiencing some issues with my phone screen being too sensitive while using the app. I can‘t seem to scroll thru without every single link and every single hashtag launching on every post. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Grey Cat says 👋

AmyG Beautiful cat! 3mo
ChasingOm Yes! I thought it was just me. 😂 3mo
Amiable Yes! It just started with my phone in the last day or so. I‘m wondering if it‘s because of running the newest update on my iPhone. 3mo
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Sace I'm on android and I've had no issues. Beautiful kitty! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, it seems to have started with the iOS 13 update for me. Sooo frustrating! 3mo
tournevis No issue on Android 3mo
BarbaraBB I haven‘t got the iOS 13 update yet and no problems using Litsy. It sounds super frustrating. 3mo
LauraJ Yes...when I updated my iPhone. 3mo
Lcsmcat Yes, when I updated my iOS to 13. It‘s annoying isn‘t it? 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yup, definitely the iOS update. 😑 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly I just posted about it in the Facebook group (Onward Litsy!), so that the developers might hear about it. 3mo
Slajaunie Same here! 3mo
sprainedbrain Yes, it‘s terrible. Hi, Kitty! 😃 3mo
LauraBeth Thanks @amyg 😊 3mo
LauraBeth @ChasingOm, @amiable, @BarbaraTheBibliophage, @LauraJ, @Lcsmcat, @Slajaunie, @sprainedbrain Hopefully, it‘s something minor that can be fixed soon! 3mo
LauraBeth Thanks @Clare-Dragonfly! 3mo
LauraBeth @tournevis it seems to be an iOS problem ☹️ 3mo
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB it is super frustrating ☹️ Hopefully, it can be fixed soon! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Pretty kitty !last iOS started this issue, if I scroll through Litsy, I try to have my finger on the photo in post for scrolling 3mo
Hooked_on_books As soon as my phone did the latest software update, it‘s been doing this to me. It‘s driving me nuts! I have to watch carefully where I place my thumb when I scroll. 🙄 3mo
tournevis @LauraBeth I can see that, yeah. Strange thing. 3mo
LeahBergen Hello, Grey Cat! 😘😘 3mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen Grey Cat said you‘re her favorite 😘 3mo
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Here are my goals for #BFCr4. I‘m excited to be cheering on my team: @Kaylamburson @Blaire and @MaleficentBookDragon

P.S. I am SO glad that it finally feels like Fall in the South! 🍁🍂 That‘s going to make this challenge a lot easier 😀

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉 4mo
Kaylamburson Yesss!!! You got this! 4mo
TheSpineView 👍👍👍 4mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
Blaire Awesome goals! 4mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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“He's proof that it doesn't matter where you come from or who your family is. Sweetheart, you're proof too.”

Leftcoastzen 😻 4mo
tapgurl Awww cute cat! 4mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Poised for some chin scratches 😻 4mo
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Sunday reading 🐶😻😻😻

Melissa_J Looks like they all had a rough weekend 😂 (edited) 4mo
kspenmoll Parallel snoozing! 4mo
valeriegeary Oh my gosh. 😍 4mo
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JenReadsAlot Cuteness! 4mo
Bookzombie Love! They look so relaxed. 💕🐶🐱🐱🐱 4mo
Kappadeemom The boxes 😂😂 4mo
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 4mo
UwannaPublishme Wish I could relax like that! 😁 4mo
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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir | Joshua David Stein, Kwame Onwuachi
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One of the librarians at the library put this book in my hands and said I‘d love it.

Leftcoastzen 😻kitty tongue! 4mo
jesseastin Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 4mo
Johanna414 I love when that happens! They‘re usually right! 4mo
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LauraBeth @leftcoastzen that almost never happens with him! 😻 4mo
LauraBeth @jesseastin I'm on Chapter 4 and so far I really like it! 4mo
LauraBeth @johanna414 I trust librarians! You're correct - they're usually right! 4mo
cathipink I'm on the waiting list for the audio - curious to hear what you think! I enjoyed him on Top Chef 🙂🙂 4mo
LauraBeth @cathipink I completely missed his Top Chef season 🙀 so now I can‘t wait to watch it! 4mo
LeahBergen That little tongue. 😍 4mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen he‘s the sweetest 😻 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Looks intriguing -- stacking! It's been a while since I've read a chef/foodie memoir!! 4mo
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks I had that exact same thought when she gave it to me! Seems like it‘s been a while since I read a chef/foodie memoir. 4mo
jmtrivera Oooh, I'm interested in your thoughts. My husband and I have been watching his season of Top Chef these past couple of weeks. He seems so driven. 4mo
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 4mo
LeahBergen Awww! 😆😆😆 4mo
TrishB Awww great pic ❤️ 4mo
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Soubhiville So sweet! Those quiet moments are the best. 4mo
Eyelit There is way too much cute going on here (no complaints from me) 😍 4mo
Megabooks Love it! 4mo
DebinHawaii All my friends! 🐶🐱🐱🐱😘❤️❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 4mo
Suet624 So sweet. 4mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen I wake everyone up before the husband gets home so he's not aware they do this all day. 😂 4mo
LauraBeth Thanks @trishb! 🤗 🤗 4mo
LauraBeth @eyelit they're a bunch of freeloaders! 😹
LauraBeth @debinhawaii 😘 😘 I've gone back to whole-food eating so I'm gonna be visiting your blog for some ideas! 4mo
LauraBeth @megabooks 😘 😘 4mo
LauraBeth @suet624 they're sweet when they're asleep! 😹 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LauraBeth I now have 3 “stray” cats who have made my home theirs 🐈😽 4mo
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Fantastic Children's Stories | Arcturus Publishing Limited
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Me at Costco: “😻😻”
Husband at Costco: “Keep it moving!”

LeahBergen 😂😂 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂That's me too! I head straight to the book section! 😂😂😂 4mo
sprainedbrain Ooooooh! So pretty 😍 4mo
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SauerPatch That‘s me at Costco about everything 😂 4mo
Melissa_J Ha ha! Your husband sounds like mine 😂 4mo
QuietlyLaura "I'm moving!" while grabbing the books as I go. ☺️? 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😂 but but they‘re gorgeous! (running back as he turned to go) 4mo
Suet624 Costco? Really? Good for them. I love Costco. 4mo
meagankc21 I have to stop myself from always buying different editions of Anne of Green gables. I already have a copy but when they make such pretty covers how am I supposed to walk away??? 4mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen, @jen_hookedonbookz, @sprainedbrain, @sauerpatch, @Melissa_j, @quietlylaura, @erzascarletbookgasm, @suet624, @meagankc21 I checked Book Depository when I got home from Costco and these were a pretty good deal at $10. Book Depository had them for $20 - just in case anyone needs another edition of LW or Anne! 😁 4mo
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Unpregnant | Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
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Library Holds. Also - I just got a notification from the library that my hold for Patchett‘s The Dutch House is In-Transit. 🙀 Whenever it says that, I‘ve gotten the book either that day or the next day. Wondering if the release date was moved up? 🤔

MicheleinPhilly Feeling girly today? 4mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly occasionally it happens! 4mo
valeriegeary 👏👏👏 4mo
LauraBeth @valeriegeary the task will be to read them before they're due back to the library! 😂 4mo
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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I don‘t know HOW I haven‘t read this book yet. Finally bought a Kindle copy so I can read it this evening. Already a few pages in and I‘m in love. (Proof of life pic of Grey Cat for @AlaMich 😺).

AlaMich Proof of life, huh? Where‘s the newspaper with the date, huh? 🤨 4mo
AmyG It‘s a beautiful book. 4mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich this is true - I did it wrong! You‘ll just have to take my word 😹 4mo
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LauraBeth @AmyG that‘s always the consensus around this book! I‘m already a fan! 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 4mo
Suet624 Awww, such a sweet photo. 4mo
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