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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Coffee gives whole new meaning to “put a ring on it” 😆♥️
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Walking out the door this morning & noticed my recent purchase matches my outfit. 😆♥️ You guys! I love my new job but it‘s leaving little time for #bookstagram & reading here in the beginning! Lots of training...lots.
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Hope you guys are all doing well! 😘♥️
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How long have you been at your current job?

callielafleur Almost 15 years! This pic is gorgeous bee tee dub 😍 2y
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I won‘t be impressed with technology until I can download a pot of #coffee 😆♥️
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What‘s the last book you read that was recommended by an author?
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I picked up #dearmartin after seeing recommendation of @angiethomas on cover.
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#thehateugive #angiethomas #blacklivesmatter #yabooks

Buddys_Momma I second that ! ☕️ 2y
CaliforniaCay I work at a bookstore and I have seen The Name of the Wind around a lot. And I have had coworkers and customers reccommend it to me constantly. But I wasn't convinced to read it until the new edition was released and the back had a blurb from Lin-Manuel Miranda on it 🙄 2y
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My happiness is where ever the coffee is.
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Happy Thursday! These are the library books I‘m working on this week. Have you read any of them?
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Share something positive below!
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#library #libraryhaul #librarybooks

Bianca I read They Both Die at the End last year and really liked it. Enjoy! 2y
LazyOwl Red Rising is great, it did take me a while to get into though, but worth it. Enjoy 🤗 2y
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Where is the app that brings me coffee?
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In 2017 I spent a lot of money on books...so I‘m trying to read more of them & spend less buying more books. If you could all stop suggesting new books that‘d be great! 👍🏻😆
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So far this year I‘ve bought 4 books & have spent a grand total of $26.
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Do you have a budget for books?
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I haven‘t decided what mine is going to be but I am going to have one this year.
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#goodwillfinds

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m trying to do the same!!! Only Goodwill and #BOTM... But I slipped and spent $26 at Thriftbooks 🤦🏼‍♀️🤣. I‘ve GOT to read what I own!!!! 2y
Echo I stick to the clearance/sale section at book stores now. And I too am trying to use this year to read all the unread books on my shelf. I‘d like to clean off my bookshelf at the end of the year and pass on books I am not wanting to keep. 2y
Gina Oh man that is a battle I never win with myself. Hope you fair better! 2y
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Nikki15 Yep like @Gina I will never win this battle either 😂 2y
Bostonmomx2 I don‘t have a budget for anything lol I don‘t buy many new books, I use the library more than anything else. Too often I wait for the hot new release only to be somewhat disappointment and that reenforces my appreciation for the Library. 2y
DreeMorris We (husband and I) cut books from our budget over 20 years ago! I rarely buy new books—craft books (me) and photo books come from “hobbies”, gifts from gifts. Nearly all of my reads come from the library, arc wins, and little free libraries. We do go to a couple of used book sales each year, and what we spend (under 100 total) comes from discretionary. 2y
Blaire I don‘t have a specific book budget - I try to use the library as much as possible and only buy or ask for books as gifts. Will also buy if it‘s a book club book that I need and will try to buy used. 2y
janeycanuck I budget for books. I do about $30 a month but I regularly dump what‘s leftover from other budget categories into books so that I can spend more. But, I have so many books in the house right now that I‘m trying to do a 2-out-1-in policy. I‘m currently about 30 books behind on the out part of that policy 😛 2y
CouronneDhiver I don‘t budget for books, but I do have a personal rule not to spend more than $5 on each one. (My shelves are a lot less impressive than most - I only own about 25 books right now) 2y
Mskt6891 I don't have a budget but I do try to get things second hand unless it's a new release that I'm desperate to read. My owned TBR is over 300 books though 😳 I am desperately trying to be disciplined enough to get the pile down before I let myself buy any more. I've bought two this month and read six so I'm doing well for me!! 2y
minkyb I certainly need a budget. I try really hard not to buy books but I love giving them to my grown kids as gifts. 2y
emmaturi I try to buy books at second hand stores! Or the book swap I go too! 2y
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I coffee so much harder than you.
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Eek this morning my worst nightmare happened. I woke up to no coffee in the house. I had to drink tea. 🤬
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Check out my 3rd book sleeve from @book_keeperx - Don‘t think I‘d be above drinking the coffee print if it was possible. 😆♥️
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Use my #repcode rocks10 to save on your order!
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#booksandcoffee #gilmoregirls #theybothdieattheend #yabooks #booksleeves #etsy #coffee #coffeeislife

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Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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One of my 2018 goals is to take advantage of the books I get in subscriptions. I chose Tips for Living as my January book for being a Amazon Prime Member. I‘ve never taken advantage of this option because if I‘m honest...I don‘t (didn‘t) like ereaders. .
But I‘m starting to see the benefits. Out running errands & forgot my book!
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Do you prefer books or ereaders?
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Check out my amazing handmade wind chime my sister made me. It‘s adorable! ♥️☕️

Bklover I like ereaders when I‘m in bed at night when the light‘s off. I can lie on my side and read with no lights and it doesn‘t bother anyone else. Otherwise I like books. Real books. 📖 2y
rubyslippersreads I like both, though my eyes prefer ebooks. 🤓 2y
DivineDiana Definitely books, but there are times when I need a book in a hurry and with the ereader, I can get it right away! 2y
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CocoReads I prefer books but I‘ve also grown to love my ereaders for travel and bedtime reading. 2y
Bookladylinda I‘m a book girl but I do love reading on my ereader, they are convenient., 2y
KarynGood I read both! I enjoyed The Paris Wife!!! Hope you do too! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Books!!! I have a kindle fire, but rarely use it!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
melyndarae I prefer books but it is easier to read on my kindle in bed lol. But I like the satisfaction of seeing how much of the book is left and turning pages. 2y
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Just once I want my life to be like an 80‘s movie.
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Started #readyplayerone last night & it‘s such a fun & addictive read!
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What‘s your favorite 80‘s tv 📺 show or movie 🎥 ?

SassyBookworm We love the Goonies at our house! 2y
melyndarae 🎬The Goonies 2y
TrishB Hubby and daughter watch The Breakfast Club a lot! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft Just once I want to solve a Rubik‘s cube! 😂😂 2y
CrinolineDream Sixteen Candles 2y
tjwill Footloose is one of my faves. 2y
UglyOldBat The Goldbergs. Its set in the 80s 😛 2y
DrexEdit MASH, WKRP in Cincinnati, Night Court, Ferris Bueller, Moonlighting, St Elmo's Fire, Risky Business, Raiders, Poltergeist, The Princess Bride... Probably should just stop there 😁😁 2y
Dragon I agree with all @DrexEdit chose 2y
YouReadMyEyes Cool pic! It‘s a tie between Terminator and Aliens. And Ghostbusters. Anything sci-fi! (edited) 2y
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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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My friendship doesn‘t cost a thing...but #coffee donations are accepted.
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If I were the kind to call into work, today would have been the day. Started #allisnotforgotten by @wendygwalker last night & I‘m so enraptured with it! Finally home & going to read some more of it!
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What‘s the last book that you hated to put down?

Chasing_Pages I listened to this a couple weeks ago and was listening all the time. I thought it was pretty could. Definitely kept you hooked. 2y
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This year I‘m focusing on 2 book goals:

I‘m going to be reading the books I already own to save money & coming up with new ways to fund my bibliophile budget.

First up is sweat coin:

Check out this app 👉 https://sweatco.in/i/mellisa221421 ... It pays for walking

It‘s an app that pays you for walking/running! I‘m going to save my coins to buy books from Amazon!
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What are you book goals for 2018?

DivineDiana Now, if I only had Apple Watch!!! 2y
Rachel.Rencher I'm trying to open your link, but cant. Sweatcoin sounds amazing, how long have you been using it? 2y
ptkpepe98 Check out Overdrive and borrow ebooks, too. Gentle on your budget, although you do have to return them.😉💰 2y
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Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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Let‘s read a latte! 🙋🏻♥️
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So excited to get back to #onsundayswereadgot - I‘ve missed Arya & Tyrion!
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What‘s one book series you‘d like to start this year?

SassyBookworm I‘m very excited about this series! 2y
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#Coffee is a cup of hope in a world full of chaos & #mondays
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Hi all! I‘m back. It‘s a new year & I‘m working on book 📖 number 4! #eleanoroliphantiscompletelyfine
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So far this year I‘ve finished
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📚 #fireandfury
📚 #stationeleven
📚 #weareokay
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What‘s the first book you finished in 2018?

LDuffN Invisible by James Patterson. Just finished this morning. 2y
BookAlongBlog LOVED this book! 2y
vlwelser I really liked my first one of the year (tagged). 2y
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ephemeralwaltz I read Sula by Toni Morrison! It was fantastic. Currently reading The Virgin Suicides! 2y
AnansiGirl 2018's first read, actually a re-read, is Simon Pegg's 2y
DHill Love love Station Eleven! 2y
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Nothing like pouring myself a nice cup of breakfast. ♥️☕️
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Starting @taneshicoates #wewereeightyearsinpower this week. First essay reminded me that I still need to finish #hillbillyelegy .
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Do you get bookish adhd? I‘m so guilty of starting books but I get distracted by other books...🙋🏻♥️

JaclynW I am guilty of Book ADHD. Currently so. 😊 2y
Prairiegirl_reading My initials are actually ADD so I was born that way. 😏 2y
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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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Tsundoku- buying books and not reading them; letting them pile up unread.
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Show of hands ♥️🙋🏻 Anyone else guilty of this?
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Also check out this amazing #bookmark my friend @krazyasiannic_vsg (ig)made. It‘s adorable. ♥️📖

TheKidUpstairs 🙋‍♀️ guilty as charged. And that bookmark is the CUTEST! 2y
AmyG Definitely me. I call it book hoardng. 😳 2y
Bianca 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Birdsong28 🙋📚📖 2y
mrp27 🙋🏻 2y
trazo Love the bookmark! So adorable! 😊 2y
ju.ca.no 🙋🏽 2y
ju.ca.no Love the bookmark!! 2y
rubyslippersreads I hoard "real" books and ebooks! ? 2y
PenguinInFlight 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ So guilty! And then I‘m like “I have nothing to read.” LOL. I love the bookmark! So cute. 😍 2y
blondie I do this. Then I go to the library for books instead of reading my own first. 2y
brilliantglow 🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋 so guilty but in trying to work on this. Read more books that I own and buy fewer than I'm reading so I can try to close the gap at least a little. Because as it stands now I've only read 45.49% of the books I own. 2y
Kaye Definitely. I‘m trying to use my libraries more and my credit card less. Bad point : At this rate they‘ll have to bury me in an old refrigerator box. Good point : I‘ll have a thousand books jammed in boxes at home, though. 😵 2y
Fortifiedbybooks I own over 500 unread books, so yes. *hand raised* 😶 2y
GA_Bookworm07 Love the book mark 2y
DimeryRene @Halecide47 look at that bookmark!!! 2y
minkyb If you start a support group I definitely qualify! 2y
TNbookworm Guilty🙋 2y
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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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Raise your hand if you drank the whole pot. 🙋🏻♥️
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In this edition of #treatyourshelf I bought:
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2 @diversebooksclub picks #weareokay & #giovannisroom 👨‍❤️‍👨👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩
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2 #newrelease books: #wewereeightyearsinpower & #bestdayever 📚
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And one book not pictured: #lionalongwayhome which my daughter stole out of my #barnesandnoble bag. 😆♥️ #raisingreaders
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What‘s the last book you bought?

Billypar A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon by Anthony Marra on the strength of several Litsy recommendations 2y
minkyb Fabulous book @Billypar 2y
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Little Women | Geronimo Stilton
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You know that feeling when it's only Tuesday? #coffeehelps with that!
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Check out @bookish.beings for this lovely #booksandcoffee #bookmark & use my rep code rock10 to save
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Bought 3 new books last night:
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👨🏻‍🚀 #Wonder
👲🏻 #diaryofawimpykidthegetaway
🚂 #murderontheorientexpress
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What's the last book you bought?

bookloo The Nix by Nathan Hill. ☺️ 2y
teebe That feeling when it's only Tuesday but you keep thinking it's Wednesday 😔 haha the last book I bought for myself was 2y
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A coffee an hour keeps me from going sour. 😆♥️
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Happy Monday bibliophiles. What are you reading this week?

BriKie I am in between books right now but I am picking up the graphic novel, Everyone‘s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, from the library hold shelf this afternoon. It will be a much needed palate cleanser. 2y
Deborah42 I‘m reading The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham. Beautiful nonfiction about the human face of illegal immigration. 2y
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Books fill my days...not to mention my bedroom, living room, dining room & my closets. 😆♥️
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Sipping an afternoon iced coffee & reading #toalltheboysivelovedbefore
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Just easy peasy lemon squeezy #yabooks 🍋♥️
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What's the last YA book you read?

Kaylamburson That's candle looks amazing!!! Was that for a book event, or can you buy that somewhere? 2y
BookHoarder32 Turtles All the Way Down 🐢 I agree about the candle ❤️ (edited) 2y
Kaylamburson And to answer your question, the last YA I read was Turtles All the Way Down. Before that was Dessen's Once and for All. 2y
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BookHoarder32 @Kaylamburson What did you think about either or both? :) 2y
Kaylamburson I enjoyed Turtles, but there were things that bothered me. A lot of Green's Character sound the same to me. However, his lyricism is beautiful and I appreciated the book for what it was. For Dessen, I really enjoyed it! It's a fun, light read, similar to Lara Jean's books, but there was a larger plot point I wasn't expecting. What did you think of Turtles? @BookHoarder32 2y
BookHoarder32 @Kaylamburson I agree about Turtles. The first few books of his I loved (Looking for Alaska, etc) but he's not my favorite author anymore. I adore Dessen. I recently bought a second copy of Once and for All because I needed the BN epilogue with the characters from Saint Anything. 2y
Kaylamburson Oh I didn't realize there was a special epilogue edition! I haven't read Saint Anything yet though, so that's in my TBR! I read her a ton in high school and then forgot about her until recently. @BookHoarder32 As for Green, I loved Fault in Our Stars, and I think it's really hard to top that one. 2y
mellisarock @Kaylamburson It was from a @flickthewick box. Not sure if it's still available. 2y
Kaylamburson Oh I hadn't heard of that box. I'll check it out. Thanks!! @mellisarock 2y
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The odd thing about people who have a lots of books, is they always want more.
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Thank you @fabulous_book_fiend for this lovely pin! It's perfect! 😍♥️
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What books would you add to your list today if someone else was footing the bill?
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I'd get Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell! 🙋🏻♥️

Cathythoughts I loved Love in the time of Cholera ❤️💫💫& yes it‘s the book addiction 😳😉 (edited) 2y
Sassy_Steph More books!! Keep em coming!!! 2y
Cheshirecat913 Truth. I just ordered The Name of the Wind and A Discovery of Witches. 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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If you steal someone's coffee...is it called mugging? 😆♥️
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23. That's the number of books I've started this year & haven't finished. I either didn't like them or lost interest...but how do I remove them from my Goodreads? Help!
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FYI I'm in love with my first sleeve from @book_keeperx & you can save 10% by using my rep code: rocks10
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Show of hands 🙋🏻♥️ who uses Goodreads?
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#meetthemrs #thewifebetweenus

Drnkpnkprincess I use and love Goodreads! 2y
Drnkpnkprincess For some reason my emoji button is also the send button today— but depending on what exactly you want to do, you can clear it from your self by clicking the X or switch the “currently reading” tag to “read” or “to read”... I‘ve also created a “DNF” shelf for these special books.... 2y
Drnkpnkprincess (The X shows up when you are in your shelves, “editing” or rearranging your books) 2y
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Lacythebookworm Goodreads, yes!! 2y
Books-and-coffee 🙋🏼 I use Goodreads. Are you wanting to remove them from a shelf or from your Goodreads challenge? If you are using the app you can‘t do editing so you would have to go onto the actual website. 2y
ephemeralwaltz Goodreads forever🙌 2y
JackOBotts 🙋🏻‍♀️to GoodReads...primarily from my phone, but I want to fine tune my shelves which needs to be done via the site, not the app. 2y
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Jobs fill your pockets, #coffee fills your soul.
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I've joined a club I've never wanted to be a member of: #readingslump 's r us. 😭
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134 books this year & now I haven't read anything in 3 days.
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Anyone have any tips or tricks for breaking the dreaded slump?

mcipher Sometimes a kids‘ book or other old favorite works for me, or something really light and fluffy like a cozy mystery. 2y
DrexEdit I usually go light and fluffy too. Something not too taxing. Graphic novels sometimes also work. I think they use different parts of your brain. 😊 2y
MoMogrl Graphic novels or cozy mysteries work for me. 2y
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Lizpixie Ugh, join the club! My average for the month is high 20s, last month I read 4. So ashamed!😞 2y
Jas16 I reread something I love. 2y
JulAnna I have to ditto @Jas16 -I re-read an old favorite! 2y
janeycanuck I find a project that I don‘t want to tackle - cleaning out the garage, putting shelf liner in cabinets under sinks, washing all the curtains - and about five minutes in, I‘m ready to read again! 2y
bedandabook I like to read a thriller everyone says is unputdownable and that usually works. Hope it passes soon. 2y
hlgreenfield I have 3 methods I usually try: a graphic novel - they are lighter reads and usually get me back into reading mode; reading an old favourite, the ones you can always come back to and know you'll love; or go to a thriller that is really addicting, just make yourself read the beginning and then you'll have to read the rest! One of the 3 usually works for me! Book slumps are the worst! Good luck getting back to reading 😃 2y
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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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My favorite people are the ones who get me. Esp the ones who get me a cup of #coffee 😆♥️
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Today is day 1 of #ireaditbecausechallenge with @theatretenor & @holden_beerfield - This month I'm going to tackle #amillionjunes because EVERYONE RECOMMENDS IT. 😆👍🏻
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I'm also going to participating #nonfictionnovember & first up is #thedaytheworldcametotown
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What's a book you read because it was recommended?

Andrea4 Stillhouse Lake #blameitonlitsy -amazing! 2y
JazzFeathers 😁😁👏👏👍👍 2y
Cupofjo The day the world came is a good book!! 2y
AnansiGirl A few Instagram friends encouragement led to finally reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. 2y
mellisarock @anansigirl That was a terrific book! 👍🏻♥️ 2y
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Workout tip: Get really heavy coffee mugs. 😆♥️
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Happy Halloween 👻🎃Today's the last day of #melandprireadathon #bookishpumpkins
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I was able to finish 10 books for the readathon:
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🙌🏻Lovey
👎🏻Love & Other Perishable Items
👍🏻The Education of Ivy Blake
👍🏻The Rest of Us Just Live Here
👍🏻Losing It
🙌🏻Cujo
🙌🏻Before I Go to Sleep
👍🏻Daddy's Little Princess
🙌🏻El Deafo
🙌🏻Ginny Moon
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Will you be 👻🎃trick or treating?

robinb ❤️ the jack o‘ lantern....so happy! 😊 2y
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The Two-Family House: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
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All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying & drinking #coffee at the same time. 😆♥️🙋🏻
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Took a #selfcare weekend. Hardly read (on Sunday) or posted & I feel so refreshed! I'm ready for Monday & even the dreaded #daylightsavings time this weekend.
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What's your favorite method of #selfcare?
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This weekend I shopped a little, watched movies/Netflix (still haven't finished #strangerthings) a lot & carved pumpkins with my youngest.

Reviewsbylola Sounds perfect! I stayed in sweats all weekend and didn‘t leave my house. It was due to a sick kid but I got some much needed rest in the process. 2y
AmyG I had a cold so was in bed most of the weekend with tea, movies and books. Which is my self care when I'm not sick. ;) 2y
Cinfhen Looks like it was a perfect weekend 2y
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"I'm not in danger, I am the danger." -- Arya Stark ?⚔️
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Welcome back to another edition of #onsundaywereadgot - I'm starting on book 2 #aclashofkings page 349.
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Jump in & join us! We are dedicating Sunday's to reading #gameofthronesbooks ??⚔️
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Day 12 of #melandprireadathon is Spooky books!
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Dragon Love ❤️ your photo ! Winter ❄️ is coming! 2y
MisterWhitaker Love this photo! Love Pops! 2y
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Before I Go to Sleep | Steven J. Watson
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If I had a dollar 💵 for every time I wished I was reading, I could buy a lot of books. ♥️📚
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Day 8 #melandprireadathon is Eerie #blackandwhitephoto
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75% beforeigotosleep & I'm loving it!
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What if every time you went to sleep you lost your memories. You had to start each day in bed with a husband you didn't know & in a house you don't remember.
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emilyhaldi Cool picture! 2y
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The North Water | Ian McGuire
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I want time to sit & read, take a nap & snack. Basically I want to be in Kindergarten - but with coffee.
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Day 7 of #melandprireadathon is #comfortreads Adventure & wanderlust is where it's at for me!
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Would you rather go somewhere
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cathysaid Cold and snowy and in the mountains with a great view and a fireplace and wine and a comfy blanket and excellent book. So...cold and snowy 😁 2y
Librariana What @Aleida said about what @cathysaid. Except I'd probably substitute wine for coffee and add cheese danishes. And maybe some cookies, and cupcakes, and brownies, and banana bread muffins. The end 😁 So... food... yeah 😂 2y
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Bklover I‘m coming with @Aleida and @cathysaid ! I‘ll bring the cocoa! (edited) 2y
Aleida Haha wait, if we‘re including food then I‘ll say baked Brie with a baguette and a strong cappuccino. And that‘s just for the morning hours, haha! 2y
TheKidUpstairs Wait a minute... are you saying I wasn't supposed to send my kindergartener to school with coffee this morning? Oops... 😋😂😂 And I'd like to join the cold, snowy mountain party! I'll bring extra wine and cheese!!! 2y
Cinfhen Warm & sunny and yes to kindergarten 💚☀️👙 2y
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If I were a wizard, I'm pretty sure my Patronus would be a barista. 😆♥️☕️#acciocoffee
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Day 6 of #melandprireadathon #howihygge - Candles, coffee & books play an important role in my comfort rituals!
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Check out the second #bookmark @bookish.beings sent me! Ohmygoodgravy isn't #Dobby the cutest? I'm loving this new logo too!
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"It doesn't matter what we want, once we get it, we want something else." -- Petyr Baelish
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Welcome back to #onsundaywereadgot - I'm starting on page 219 of #aclashofkings - You can jump in anytime. We are setting aside Sunday to get lost in Westeros! ⚔️??
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JacqMac So hard to choose. My 11 year old is very into The Walking Dead and my teen is very into Game of Thrones. I love both. I‘d have to call it a tie. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Game of Thrones!!! 2y
Zelma I love me some GoT but Walking Dead beats it out for me. I love the comic and show so it has more hold over me. 2y
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Lidia Game of Thrones of course! I love your mugs ♡ 2y
Daisey If I ever get caught up on my other reading I would love to do this. 2y
CotziasReads Where did you get the mugs. My daughter would live those, need a few stocking stuffers for her. 2y
mellisarock @TamCotzias I got the caffeine is coming from https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyCamperCraftShop?ref=s2-header-shopname & the other was a gift! 2y
CotziasReads @mellisarock thank you. Said only one left in Stock, so i ordered. 2y
mellisarock Merry Christmas to your daughter! 2y
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The Cat Who Tailed a Thief | Lilian Jackson Braun
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I Cat Even 🐱♥️
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Day 4: #melandprireadathon is #Caturday & Im going to spend mine reading, carving pumpkins & maybe diving head first into a bucket of popcorn at the movies seeing #themountainbetweenus 🍿🎥
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You guys know I don't have a cat right? I just like the idea of Saturday's being lazy days! I do what I want! Plus I am loving #cozycatmystery books!
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#qotd What kind of pets do you have?
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I have 2 dogs 🐶🐶, a guinea pig 🐹 & a fish 🐟.

Christy2318 2 dogs and a mean cat. 2y
sarahbellum I've read all of The Cat Who books and loved how cozy they were. Enjoy! (And I have 2 cats 😺😺) 2y
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Lovey: A Very Special Child | Mary MacCracken
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One great cup of coffee is worth a thousand motivational quotes.
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Hello bibliophiles! It's Friday Eve & #FallBreak - I've got plans to accomplish 4 things this weekend:
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🎃Carve or paint pumpkins
🙈Go on a haunted hayride
🍁Taking the oldest junking (we've been watching American Pickers lately.)
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Day 2 of #melandprireadathon is #sweaterweather & I finished book one: #lovey by #marymaccracken 💔

DebbieGrillo I love how your to do list is full of fun stuff! 2y
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East of the Mountains | David Guterson
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If your eyes hurt after drinking coffee, you need to take the spoon out. 😆♥️
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Day 1: #fallvibes #melandprireadathon
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Today starts the readathon I'm co-hosting with @pri_bibliophile @mytimeoutshelf & @jenabrownwrites ♥️🙋🏻
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There's no set goal here other than use the 14 days to murder some books off your tbr! 🖤💀 I'm going to be focusing on the paperbacks that I set aside Oct 1 & still haven't touched. 😆
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Do you stick to a tbr?

Annl Great photo! 2y
DimeryRene What a nice picture! 💖 2y
minkyb Beautiful picture. All I do is add to my TBR! 2y
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Cinfhen Gorgeous photo! I should probably attack those ARCS that are piling up and haunting me👻 2y
LittlePixels I think of my TBR as more of a suggestion. 😉 Plus, the hard copies look great on my shelves. If/when I get around to actually reading them...bonus! 😂 2y
mellisarock @LittlePixels They do look good on shelves! 😆♥️ 2y
mellisarock @Cinfhen @minkyb @DimeryRene @Annl Thank you ladies!😍👍🏻 2y
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It is better to be sleep deprived because of reading than book deprived because of sleep.
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Happy Monday bibliophiles! Is anyone else a might bit worried about Aza in #turtlesallthewaydown - don't get me wrong it's relatable & true to the culture of young people today...but I had to google ingesting of "blank" to see if that was a real thing. ?
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??Check out a #bookmark @bookish.beings (on Etsy) sent me!
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"I do not plan on knitting by the fire while men fight for me." -- Lyanna Mormont ?(House Mormont "Here We Stand")
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Welcome back to #onsundaywereadgot - one of my favorite things about this series is all the bad ass women fighting for their families!
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Which house are you?

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Royal Cat | Garrison Allen
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If you throw your hands in the air like you don't care 🤷🏻‍♀️ make sure you put your coffee down first.
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Happy #caturday lovelies! I'm still working my way through:
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💥 #WonderWoman War Bringer
🐕 #Cujo
🌊 #MyAbsoluteDarling
🐢 #turtlesallthewaydown by @johngreenwritesbooks
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Next week on the 18th starts #melandprireadathon with @pri_bibliophile @mytimeoutshelf & @jenabrownwrites Get your tbrs ready!

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Friday the 13th is still better than Monday the whatever. ♥️😆
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Happy #funkofriday & lets raise our glasses to this amazing community. ♥️🙋🏻☕️
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I'm so thankful to have fallen into Litsy. Y'all are amazing & so supportive! I'm inspired everyday from your posts!
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Gayan I am obsessed with my Funko Pop collection and I have gotten @Josie addicted! 😆 2y
Josie @Gayan OMG SO ADDICTED. I did not know about #funkofriday. I might have to get in on this since I‘m so proud of all 6 of mine 😂😂 2y
mellisarock @Gayan & @Josie Tag me if you guys join in! 2y
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"You can & you should. If your brave enough to start, you will." --Stephen King
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Holy cannoli it's been a week for starting books:
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#buddyreading Cujo with @booknerdmom3 & @readingbetweenthe__wines ?
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#buddyread Wonder Woman Warbringer with @abdulia_ortiz but she dnf'd.
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Library book: My Absolute Darling & I love & hate it.
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I bought @johngreenwritesbooks #turtlesallthewaydown
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#qotd What's something that your proud of today

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"I don't have a favorite book...I have hundreds." --J.K. Rowling
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Good morning bibliophiles ♥️?? Can you choose just one for your favorite book? What about just one for each genre?
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I can't do it. It's like trying to choose your favorite child. I just love them all.
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Day 11 of #savannasbookishspooks is #bookandcandle ??

Tamra I can come close! 2y
vivastory I can't even choose one for each genre. Too tough. 2y
StephBengtson I always say Brave New World because it was my first “adult” book and opened me up to so many other great books. 2y
jfalkens Can't do it, too hard 2y
PirateJenny I have managed and it's Beowulf. 2y
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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"Never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it." --Hillary Clinton
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Good morning Monday II ? I'm going to try & finish book number 122 this morning.
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Do you keep track of your books read?

jfalkens I use Libib, Goodreads, Book journal(started this year) and Litsy(started in March) to keep track of my books 😊 what about you? 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I keep track of the number per year on Goodreads and in a list. 2y
Jess7 Love the pic! 2y
KellyK I keep track in my book journal and I also have a spreadsheet I use. 2y
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Books may well be the only true magic. 🙋🏻💜
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Hey Monday! I'm not ready. I wasn't finished with the weekend...
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Day 9 #harrypotter #savannasbookishspooks
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Last year I read the first 5 books in the Harry Potter series...but I never finished. It's on my list though.
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What series have you started & didn't finish?

jfalkens The Cat Who series and the Wheel of Time series. I'm going to finish both series one day 😊😊 2y
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"Fear cuts deeper than swords" --Arya Stark ??
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Starting book 2 of #gameofthrones for #onsundaywereadgot - if you want to join in - we are reading the series on Sunday's ?⚔️??
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What series do you want to read but need more time to get to it?
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#georgerrmartin #aclashofkings #readalong

Andrew65 The Fraseer Series by Robin Hobb. 2y
Aleida You‘ve got to read the Kvothe books. 2y
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I don't understand the phrase "too many books" ♥️?
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Happy #Caturday - I've been using Saturday mornings to take photos but I've woke up to grey skies & a tiny chance of rain this morning. So I'm flipping my routine around & reading this morning.
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I'm working on What Happened by HRC & #emmainthenight today.
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#saturdayvibes #saturday #rainydays #rainyday #cozycatmystery

Cathythoughts Yes ?" Too many books " what does that mean in the Lytsian language???❤️? (edited) 2y
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Everybody's Son: A Novel | Thrity Umrigar
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"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then." --Lewis Carol #aliceinwonderland ☕️?
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Day 6 #madhatterday #savannasbookishspooks #readgushoct17 #pageturnersoct

Cathythoughts I love this. We can't go back !! 2y
Sassy_Steph Great book!!! 2y
youneverarrived One of my favourite quotes! 2y
bedandabook Wonderful quote. 2y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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The first step on my personal growth & #selfcare journey is getting a cup of #coffee ♥️😆
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Good morning bibliophiles! This weekend I'm planning on getting some pumpkin painting done. Do you prefer to carve, paint or skip pumpkins 🎃 all together?
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Day 5:
Orange books: #savannasbookishspooks #octavotober #sammyreadsoctober17
#worldteachersday #readgushoct17
Touch of Gold #pageturnersoct
Diverse books #bookstaglamoct17

Bklover We paint them every year. Always a fun family project (although mine are usually pretty awful)😉 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I love to carve them, but it's been a while since I've done one! Might have to this year. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 When I first read your post, I was like, huh? And then I'm like...oh, ok, it's morning in Australia! Good morning from last night😀 10:31 pm EST...hmmm, I'm totally confused bc it's already afternoon in Australia. Ok, I'm guessing Russia or Japan. Lol...I keep editing! (edited) 2y
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diovival Make that pumpkin into a pie and I'm all over it. 😋 2y
Tanner I have a carved fake pumpkin, black on the outside and pink on the inside. Scary-cute, and far easier to deal with - just plug it in and voilà - instant jack o‘lantern! 2y
mellisarock @JanuarieTimewalker13 I also forgot to Share my post yesterday morning & threw it up last night without thinking of the content! 😆😆♥️ 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, Hahahahahaha!!!! And here I'm thinking someone from across the world was posting. 2y
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It's not hoarding if it's books. ♥️😆
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Good morning y'all it's been raining off & on for days! ☔️My favorite kind of weather! I'm getting so much reading done!
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📖 Finished #agameofthrones for #onsundaywereadGOT
📖Finished #refugee for @diversebooksclub
📖Finished #youngjaneyoung #librarybook
📖#currentlyreading #themountainbetweenus 46% for Oct 6 movie 🎥 premiere.
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Day 4 #nationalfrappeday #readgushoct17 #booksandcoffee

Cinfhen Great photo ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
StephBengtson Looks like your off to a great start for October! 2y
Ms_T True. 2y
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JaclynW Nice books! Great photo! 2y
Mommamanzi Perfection! 2y
melissanorr Ha, I just said "It's not hoarding if it's books" to a co-worker this morning! ? 2y
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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"For most of history anonymous was a woman." --Virginia Woolf
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I'm going to need to go to the movies ? Friday! I started #themountainbetweenus y'all & I'm already 46% done! It is amazing! Can't wait to see it come to life on the big screen!
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Day 4 #bookmarks #savannasbookishspooks

JaclynW I'm waiting for Murder on the Orient Express! 😊 My daughter just read it and we are going together. 2y
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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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"I wanna be good. Life's just not letting me." -Jess Mariano
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Last night I started the October selection for @diversebooksclub #refugee which follows 3 stories:
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Joseph a Jewish boy in 1930's Germany
Isabel a Cuban girl in 1994
Mahmoud a Syrian boy in 2015

At first I was like why are there alternating chapters. This is annoying! Until I realized that they are all fighting the same battle: their home was once a safe place and cont in comments

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ChasingOm This was such a good book. I downloaded it on audio as soon as the picks were announced and may have accidentally listened to the whole thing before October started... 😬😄 2y
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Cujo | Stephen King
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Readathon starts Oct 18-31rst! 14 days to read your hearts out! 🖤Plus some spooky/fall photo prompts along the way!
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To participate:
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Follow the hosts:
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🖤 @jenabrownwrites
🖤 @mellisarock
🖤 @mytimeoutshelf
🖤 @pri_bibliophile
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Start thinking about your tbr & getting ready to murder some books! 😆♥️
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So whose in? 🙋🏻♥️

TongueTiedSLP11 What types of books do they need to be? 2y
mellisarock @TongueTiedSLP11 Your choice 😆♥️ 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I would but I'm still on my picks from the last one, lol 😂 2y
mellisarock @ForeverNerdy Roll them over to this one! ♥️😆 2y
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No Place to Fall | Jaye Robin Brown
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"Impossible is just an opinion." --Paulo Coelho
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No matter how tightly we hold onto the weekend, #Monday seems to roll around. I wish I were able to greet it with an enthusiastic heart but I'm more like pulling the covers back over my head, hitting snooze 20 times & finally with a grunt accepting the yoke of the week. ??♥️
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#savannasbookishspooks Favorite quote
#readgushoct17 #mapmonday

Cheshirecat913 Sounds like me. 2y
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Happiness is just a page & fresh cup of #coffee away! 🙋🏻♥️
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#hellooctober This is my paperback tbr but I'll also be adding in #librarybooks 📚
Back to #October - bring on the hoodies & chilly nights! Not to mention: soup for supper:
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Here's my favorite Potato soup recipe (we are having this for supper 🥔)
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Bklover Sounds delicious! What is it you stir in right before serving? 2y
GA_Bookworm07 It feels so awesome here today. I love this weather 2y
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GabrielleDubois Waouh, what a soup! One is certainly not hungry after this! 😊 2y
AnansiGirl I‘m salivating over reading this recipe 🥔 🍲🤤 2y
SauerPatch I just recently found a copycat recipe for Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana and I'm in love! I think I could eat it every day 😁 2y
mellisarock @Bklover a figure 8 so you don't break the cheese! 😆♥️ 2y
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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"Dark wings, dark words." -Old Nan??
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Welcome back to #onsundaywereadGOT - I'm so excited to dive back into #westeros & #thenorth ?⚔️??
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If you want to join in: we are reading #gameofthronesbooks on Sunday's & using hashtag!
So set book or page number! Just jump in wherever you are in the book series!

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