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mklong

mklong

Joined September 2016

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Candy House by Jennifer Egan
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The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
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Pay Dirt Road by Samantha Jayne Allen
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Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
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Greengates by R. C. Sherriff
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The Morning Star by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung
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Booth | Karen Joy Fowler
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Fowler has a pleasant, easy flowing style that keeps the pace of this novel bobbing right along. I certainly recognize that it requires great craft and skill to make it read so smoothly. I will say however, that it often felt more like I was reading a great narrative nonfiction than a novel.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Everything you think will happen does, but perhaps that is what makes it such a comforting read.

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Eek! I love my #BeltaneBox so much! @BookwormAHN thank you for such thoughtful gifts, I love everything!

Blessed Beltane sisters! And a special thank you to @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain for such a fun swap ❤️

Chrissyreadit 🙌💚😍❤️😍🙌💚🙌 2w
BookwormAHN You're very welcome, Happy Beltane 🌻 2w
sprainedbrain Oh wow! 😍😍😍 2w
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Basil Sugar Pound Cake anyone? This cookbook is seriously amazing. If you like a little savory with your sweet, or a touch of seasonal adventure in your desserts, you will probably love it as much as I do! Up next for me are the Herbes de Provence Cake and then the Lavender Scones 😋

CarolynM Yum! 3w
LeahBergen That cake looks gorgeous! 3w
Cathythoughts Sounds good and looks good 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
Chrissyreadit @Mitch this cookbook made me think of you. 3w
Mitch Sounds gorgeous - wild flavour combinations ❤️ 3w
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Creatures of Passage | Morowa Yejide
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I greatly admire Yejidè‘s creativity, but there is an awful lot going on here and she didn‘t quite convince me that it all belongs in the same novel.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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This book was so good, I‘m like mad at it. Emily St. John Mandel writes with such a clear, compassionate style that, as much as I love reading it, I am also seething with jealousy. Please keep making me jealous Emily!

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The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Oh my heart! I have loved this book my whole life and especially love revisiting it in the spring.

In the background is my little bird friend, who makes her nest in my hanging planter every year. This is her 4th spring with me.

Avanders Hey just wanted to let you know that I received my book! Thank you again for such a sweet gift!! ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
mklong @Avanders So glad it finally made it! And you are more than welcome. I felt like such a jerk when I found your book in my car and realized it was two months late 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 4w
EvieBee What a lovely edition! 4w
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LeahBergen I was just thinking of rereading this one! ❤️ 4w
batsy Lovely post and photo! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, lovely edition 💚 4w
Oryx Oh my gosh, how lovely to have the bird nest there year after year. 4w
BookNAround Love this cover. 3w
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@BookwormAHN I received my #BeltaneBox yesterday. Thank you so much!!

@Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain I also shipped mine today with estimated delivery on Monday. 🧙‍♀️🌸🌺

BookwormAHN I'm glad it made it 😺 4w
Chrissyreadit 🙌❤️🙌 3w
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North and South: Easyread Edition | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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While I didn‘t warm up to any of the characters enough for this to be a favorite, I‘m glad that I finally got around to reading this classic. I had fun reading along with my fellow #Pemberlittens and huge thanks to @MicrobeMom for leading the read along!

MicrobeMom Yay! This was so fun! Glad you enjoyed. 4w
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A tough read, but well worth it. There are some uncomfortable questions asked about mental illness and its effect on the the sufferer‘s loved ones. It isn‘t all sorrow though, as troubled as she is, Martha is genuinely funny. I‘m so glad the Women‘s Prize put this one on my radar.

Lindy Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I‘m looking forward to reading this. 4w
Lindy It was the Women‘s Prize that put it on my radar too. 4w
squirrelbrain This is my favourite from the longlist. 4w
mklong @lindy Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 4w
mklong @squirrelbrain So far me too, but I have a few still to read 4w
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What a delightful book about murder. Campbell writes of her long obsession with true crime and examines why she, and so many of us, can‘t seem to get enough. That was all great, but I really love the way she writes about sharing this obsession with her mother. Their relationship fondly reminded me of the countless hours my own mother and I spent watching Law and Order and coming up with theories about JonBenet Ramsey.

mklong P.S. Just so I‘m not making my mother sound like a morbid weirdo, she also gave me a love of art, birds, flowers, dogs, and reading. Oh and show tunes…man, she was great. 1mo
Bookzombie She sounds great! 💗 1mo
Leftcoastzen My best friend & her mom enjoyed listening to the police scanner late night!😀But they also bonded over books , cooking, & dogs. 1mo
mklong Aw @Leftcoastzen Right?! It really is possible to be fascinated by the worst and the best of human nature 1mo
mklong @Bookzombie ❤️ 1mo
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Oh my gosh, so many witchy goodies from @AmyG ! Thank you so much for the wonderful wild witch books! It‘s a beautiful day here, so I‘m excited to plant some seeds and start reading them out on the deck. I am so excited to have a tarot deck and guidebook too! I have been interested in learning tarot for a while. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful package!

Happy Ostara and thank you so much for organizing @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain Love this! ❤️ 2mo
AmyG Glad you like everything. I was also thrilled to get a tarot deck and to learn how to read the cards. 2mo
Chrissyreadit 💚😍💛😍💚 2mo
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A pretty #SpringEquinoxSwap package is on its way. I sent it Priority Mail, to make sure it arrives before opening day!

Thank you so much @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain for organizing ❤️

Chrissyreadit It looks beautiful! 2mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Yay! My #SpringEquinoxSwap package is here!! @AmyG Thank you so much!! I can‘t wait to open it.

Sorry for the weird picture. Strong winds have downed lots of power lines here in Atlanta, and my power is out 😩

AmyG So glad you got it. Sorry about the power…ugh. Stay safe! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no I hope your power is back!!! 2mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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I don‘t know how it‘s possible, but I love it more every time I read it.

Thank you for leading the read along @BarkingMadRun ❤️

BarkingMadRun 💕💕💕 3mo
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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A bit more meandering than the previous two, so it loses a bit in the pacing; however, I loved meeting Cora so much that I will forgive pretty much anything.

All my love and hugs to @monalyisha for introducing me to this series! ❤️

AmyG Beautiful flowers! 3mo
monalyisha You‘re absolutely welcome - & I felt very similarly! Excited for you to read the next one. 🖤 3mo
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Okay Group Q, what do y‘all think of this stack? I have tagged all the books in the comments and have plenty more if none of these appeal.

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magyklyXdelish I haven‘t read any of these so I‘m okay with any! Fiona and Jane and These Violent Delights sound the best to me but like I said I‘m good with any :) 3mo
cwarnier I have not read any of these either. I am game for any. 3mo
Shadowfat I own Magnolia Palace and Peach Blossom Spring. Either of the other 2 are fine. 3mo
Avanders Hi just wanted you to know I received the next #LMPBC #round13 #groupw book - thank you! 😘 3mo
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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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@4thhouseontheleft I love that in the midst of the challenging and thought provoking books on your #NewYearWhoDis list, you threw one in just for fun. What a delight! Can‘t wait to read the second one now.

@monalyisha

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The City of Brass | S. A. Chakraborty
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Listening to the tagged book and enjoying some Ta‘ameya (Egyptian Falafel) for #FoodandLit. What a great idea ladies, I had so much fun making something new and it was light and delicious! I ate my Ta‘ameya on flatbread with lettuce, tomato, Greek yogurt and a squeeze of lemon 😋

JamieArc Looks delicious! 4mo
Butterfinger Looks wonderful!! 4mo
SilversReviews YUM!! 4mo
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Read-y_Picker Looks so good! Now I‘m craving… 4mo
Daisey That looks delicious! 4mo
Texreader Delish! I‘m having falafel tonight with lamb chops for my Egyptian dinner 4mo
Bookworm54 My attempt at falafel did not work out. Did you make them yourself? :) 4mo
mklong @Bookworm54 Yes I did. Here is the recipe I used…https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/254743/taameya-egyptian-falafel/ 3mo
Bookworm54 The recipe I had was similar. But my “dough” was a bit too wet I think. Just fell apart during frying 🤣 3mo
Catsandbooks Oh yum!!! 3mo
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The Mountains Sing | Nguyen Phan Que Mai
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Another excellent and thoughtful choice from my #NewYearWhoDis buddy @4thhouseontheleft

It‘s the story of three generations of a Vietnamese family and leading up to, during, and after, what Americans refer to as the Vietnam War. As you might imagine, there is plenty of tragedy, but there are also bright spots of love that keep it from being a total drag.

If you aren‘t familiar with Vietnamese pronunciation, I highly recommend the audio version.

CaitlinR This was the best book I read last year! 4mo
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This is a book about a kind, decent person. Usually, I find kind and decent protagonists boring (I‘ll take Emma Woodhouse over Fanny Price every time!) but somehow Whipple managed to keep me fully invested in a character with no sharp edges. It has been a long time since a book brought me to tears and had me yelling out loud at the characters. Thank goodness Persephone saved this gem from obscurity.

Sparklemn I 💙 #persephone (edited) 4mo
LeahBergen I loved this book. 👍 4mo
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One atrocity after another makes for a pretty brutal telling. As wrenching as it was to read, I really appreciate that @4thHouseontheLeft pushed me out of my comfort zone and opened my eyes to this history.

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Tamra This another that‘s been TBR! So many great lengthy non-fiction to get to. 😅 4mo
readordierachel Yeah this was a tough one. But important. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I read that one over a span of about a month, I definitely found it easier to absorb in small portions. I'm almost done with Know My Name, I had to take that one in smaller portions too, but it's an excellent read. 4mo
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Emily Ratajkowski is giving us normal folk a glimpse of how it feels to be physically beautiful and to capitalize on it. She is calling out, and yet, profiting from, an unhealthy system, and that is what is so compelling here. Plenty of people like me have told her how she SHOULD feel and these essays are her way of telling us how she DOES feel. Agree or disagree, she is brave for the telling.

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Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
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What a lovely way to end my reading year! This one has pretty much everything you want in a novel; love, heartbreak, loss, friendship, there is even a bit of a mystery, but the gentle pace does require some patience. I appreciated this book for making me slow down with it.

It was fun reading along with you ladies!

BarbaraBB I agree it‘s a really good book to slow down at the end of the year. Also I love your tree. Happy new year 🎆 5mo
Suet624 I‘m so happy you liked my favorite book of 2021. 4mo
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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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Sorry for the late post @CindyMyLifeIsLit but I am just getting home from Church and dinner with my family and finally have a moment to myself. You spoiled me with all the chocolate and the cozy socks too! I can‘t wait to curl up with these Christmas Ghost stories and relax after a very busy day. Thank you for such a wonderful and thoughtful package! Merry Christmas!!

And hugs and kisses to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this wonderful swap 😘

LeahBergen I have this book to read this season, too! Happy Holidays! 5mo
mklong @LeahBergen Same to you my friend! I am looking forward to another year of chatting about books and drooling over your beautiful editions 😊 5mo
Liz_M Happy holidays! 5mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit I‘m so glad you like it! I‘m a horror fan, so I was excited to get haunted tales for you! Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 5mo
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Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
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Christmas vacation has officially begun! @monalyisha @BarbaraBB I‘m finally diving in.

monalyisha Ah! I‘m still reading the Klune! Behind on the assignment. 🙈 Story of my life. 😅 5mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy your vacation 🎄Starting it with this book is a perfect decision 🤍 5mo
Suet624 I‘m so excited for you to read this one. My fave. 5mo
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Fight Night | Miriam Toews
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I‘m not a big fan of plucky survivor from a wacky family memoirs and this one seems to prove that holds for fiction too. It‘s not bad, it‘s just not my thing.

Megabooks Agree. 5mo
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It's Christmastime! | Bernd Penners
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Yay! My #JolabokaflodSwap package has arrived! Thank you so much @CindyMyLifeIsLit ! I can‘t wait until Christmas Eve! 🎄❤️

CindyMyLifeIsLit Yay! Sorry about that hole in the box—definitely wasn‘t there when I shipped. The post office, ammi right? 🙄 5mo
mklong @CindyMyLifeIsLit LOL, I assumed it happened en route! 5mo
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My #jolabokaflodswap package is in the mail and should be delivered on Monday! I love this swap so much, thank you so much for hosting again @MaleficentBookDragon

BarbaraBB You wrapped it lovely 🥰 5mo
mklong @BarbaraBB Thank you! I did all of my family‘s gifts the same way and they look really pretty lined up under the tree 5mo
LeahBergen How pretty!! 5mo
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Booksnchill If this is coming to me- Hooray!!!🎄🛷🥰🥰🥰 5mo
mklong @Booksnchill Yes it is! Wanted to make sure you knew to look out for it 😊🎄 5mo
Booksnchill So very beautiful and thoughtful- thank you for the anticipation!!🥰🤣🙃 (edited) 5mo
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I finally had time after the Thanksgiving prep and Christmas decorating to sit down with my amazing #NewYearWhoDis list from @4thhouseontheleft I love how wonderfully diverse your list is! I‘ve read, and loved, a few on the list already but here are the ones I hope to get to in 2022. I will probably only have time for a couple of them in January, but hope to eventually get to them all. Thank you so much @monalyisha for such a great match!

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@WanderingBookaneer your #LMPBC book is here! Looking forward to reading it ☺️

@LazyDays @TheBookKeepers Mine will go out this week!

WanderingBookaneer That wallpaper is stunning! 6mo
mklong @WanderingBookaneer Thank you!! 6mo
TheBookKeepers A couple days late but I‘ll mail mine tomorrow! 5mo
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Chouette | Claire Oshetsky
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This is a weird, often gruesome, little book, but it is also a refreshingly original portrait of motherhood. The struggle between the parents to do what is “best” for Chouette with ever advancing technology is striking, as is the loneliness and helplessness that Tiny (the mother) has to face.

BkClubCare I just signed up for a virtual author talk on Nov 30 for this and author of Nightbitch - I have too many books to read NOW 😂 (edited) 6mo
mklong @BkClubCare Ooh that sounds great! It seems like the two would be on a similar wavelength 6mo
BarbaraBB Sounds good though! 6mo
BkClubCare @mklong - look for Book Shop Santa Cruz if interested- it‘s free 6mo
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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Gosh I loved this! A complex look at a family at a crisis point, with the vivid characters that we have come to expect from Franzen. It weighs in at about 600 pages, but never feels bloated or unwieldy. Every one of the 600 pages are essential. There is a lot of talk about faith and goodness and I admired the respect that Franzen showed for those with strong Christian faith, those with none, and everyone in between.

merelybookish I saw that chunkster and thought there's no effin way I'll ever read it. Your review is actually making me rethink that decision. 6mo
mklong @merelybookish Haha! It goes down smoothly, I blew threw it in about three days. You get perspective from five different characters and something about switching between their voices seems to keep it moving. 6mo
vivastory I've yet to read Franzen, but I admit I have been intrigued by all of the positive reviews for this one 6mo
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mklong @vivastory You and @merelybookish should buddy read it! Some friends and I were discussing last night who to compare his writing to and all we could come up with was Michael Chabon or, possibly, George Eliot (Franzen is clearly inspired by her). Don‘t know if that helps give you an idea of him or not. 6mo
Megabooks I am so excited for the next one!! 6mo
mklong @Megabooks Me too! I hope we get more from Judson 6mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Well, this was just a perfect spooky, macabre little book. Thank you so much for including it in my #BasicWitchSwap package @monalyisha ! I have already ordered the next two in the series!

LeahBergen I liked this one, too! 6mo
monalyisha Yes! 🙌🏻 Knowing what I now know about how risky it was to go off-list for you, I feel *very* accomplished. 😅 6mo
monalyisha I‘m excited for you to read Book 2! I think I may have mentioned that it (along with Book 4) is one of my favorite books in the series! They‘re such great bite-sized reads. It kind of makes me feel like a kid who waited until the last minute to do their summer reading…but I love short books! 😜 There needs to be snappy novella-lovers merch…whatever the opposite of “I like big books and I cannot lie” is. 🍑 6mo
mklong @monalyisha You should feel accomplished, you totally nailed it! I told you we are witchy kindred spirits! I love short books too. I think it comes from my love of poetry. I love when an author can do so much, with so few, well chosen, words 6mo
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The Turnout | Megan Abbott
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Meh. I would love to say this is a slow burn because I think that was the intention, but it never felt that way to me. I was bored for more than half the book and then when things finally started happening, it all felt rushed.

Cathythoughts I bailed 😬 I just couldn‘t keep reading 6mo
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Thursdays Child | Helen Forrester
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94

October was a very fun month for me! I love all things witchy so I had a blast co-hosting #BasicWitchSwap this year!

I‘m excited that I can start decorating and prepping for Christmas! We are having Christmasy weather in Atlanta today, so I might watch a Christmas movie 😊

I joined a very fun online knitting group, and am so inspired by the creativity and skill of the group.

#ThoughtfulThursday

SamanthaMarie I just started learning to knit last winter and I'm getting ready to pick it up again! What a fun sounding group. Do you have a current project you are working on? :) 6mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🧡📖🍁🐿🍂 6mo
mklong @SamanthaMarie Yes! I‘m working on a new technique where you string beads on the yarn before starting and distribute them throughout. It‘s turning out really neat. What are you going to knit when you pick it back up? 6mo
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mklong @SamanthaMarie If you want to check the Knit.Club out, here is the link to sign up…Join me in KNIT.club. You'll love it as much as I do. https://club.knit.club/share/1WtyqwkO3Pha_es9 6mo
SamanthaMarie Ooo that's so interesting! I'd love to see what that looks like. I just joined 🥰 thank you for the invite!! I'm Samantha Thorson on the group! I am working on a blanket for my youngest son. I knitted my oldest a scarf last year so I'm hoping to finish the blanket this year and maybe try something new as well!! 6mo
mklong @samanthamarie So glad you signed up! It‘s new so it‘s still pretty small, but my goodness there are some incredibly talented people on there! Hope to see you in a Zoom knitting circle soon ❤️ 6mo
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Christmas Is Coming | Anne Bowen
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Somehow I missed the signup for this sweet, simple swap last year. Don‘t let that happen to you! Go to @MaleficentBookDragon ‘s feed for more details and to sign up.

#Jolabokaflodswap

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Settling in with one of my #BasicWitchSwap books from @monalyisha with such a full heart. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this such a fun swap. Every unboxing picture warmed my heart.

And, of course, the biggest thank you to the wonderful @sprainedbrain The best swap co-host anyone could ask for 😘

A Blessed Samhain to all and to all a good night! 🎃👻🧹

monalyisha Love! 🖤 Thank you to both of you for hosting! A wildly successful swap, I‘d say! 🔮 7mo
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Alyisha I am so happy I could cry! You really get me! I am impossible to choose books for (my own family sticks to the list 😂) But you managed to choose three amazing books for me! Can‘t wait to dive in to those delicious looking goodies! And the Palo santo and incense set is absolutely gorgeous! I can‘t wait to light it up tonight! Thank you so so much my friend!! #BasicWitchSwap

mklong @monalyisha I am 100% wearing those witch fingers to hand out candy tonight! Also, is it worrying that my first thought opening the hot chocolate was “I bet it would be great with bourbon in it?” 7mo
monalyisha Responding to the bourbon comment before anything else because NO, that‘s not worrying; it‘s wonderful. 😅 7mo
monalyisha I‘m thrilled you like everything — especially the books that weren‘t on your list! Phew! 😅 This was definitely a successful pairing! Happy to have been your partner. Have a blast tonight with the Trick-or-Treaters! 🎃🍫✨ 7mo
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Alright @monalyisha here we go!

#BasicWitchSwap

monalyisha I love this part! ❣️ 7mo
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Dogs | Bruce Fogle
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@BookBosomed1 It was so sweet of you to include a gift for Sandy in my #AllHallowsReadSwap package! Here is the silly girl saying cheese in her new bandana 😂

Leftcoastzen So cute!🐶 7mo
Read-y_Picker ❤️🐶 hi Sandy! 7mo
Sleepswithbooks Adorable 🐶 7mo
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TrishB Awww 🐶♥️ 7mo
Crazeedi Awwww very very awesome 🐶 7mo
squirrelbrain So cute! 😁❤️ 7mo
BookBosomed1 Love it! ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Mynameisacolour Awww Sandy, so cute! Love that you can see her little teef with that smile😍 7mo
monalyisha Omg too precious. 7mo
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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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@BookBosomed1 you completely spoiled me! Thank you so so much for my #AllHallowsReadSwap package!! I love everything, especially the Pride and Prejudice tea which was so thoughtful! I also love that you included an uplifting book which will be most welcome on this cold, gloomy day!

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this fun swap!!

Crazeedi Awesome!!!❤ 7mo
BookBosomed1 Glad you like it! Happy reading. ❤️ 7mo
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Book of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I agree with the other reviewers who have noted that this one sags a bit in the middle, but since I was so reluctant to say goodbye to the Owens family, I didn‘t really mind. A lovely ending to a lovely series. I‘ll miss these characters, so it‘s a good thing they live in my books and I can visit anytime.

Book is pictured with my beloved Cherry Doc Martens. I also have grey eyes, so I‘m pretty sure I‘m in the Owens family tree somewhere.

DivineDiana They are beauties! 7mo
LeahBergen Love those Docs!! ❤️ 7mo
Readergrrl I have those exact same Docs!!! Love them!! 7mo
mklong @DivineDiana @LeahBergen @Readergrrl Thank you!! Mine are the “Vegan” ones and it‘s a little more subtle red than the regular ones. Every time I wear them, at least one stranger asks where I got them 7mo
Cathythoughts Great picture 👍🏻❤️ 7mo
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Saying that I was completely riveted by these primary source documents, might be one of the nerdiest things I have ever said, but there it is. Reading these firsthand accounts of witch trials and accusations gave me chills and broke my heart.

Suet624 Oh gosh. That would be tough to read. 7mo
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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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I‘m so excited that my #AllHallowsRead package arrived yesterday! Thank you so much @BookBosomed1 ! I can‘t wait to see what is inside ❤️

BookBosomed1 Yea!! 7mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I have always liked this book (and LOVED the movie!) but rereading it in chronological order with the rest of the series, made me like it more. Now that it is a part of a series and I have read more about where this story fits within the Owens timeline, I appreciate these characters in a different way. On to the newest addition…

#Screamathon

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Calling all Witches! We are less than two weeks away from #BasicWitchSwap opening day! I have seen so many posts about lovely packages being mailed and received and can‘t wait to share Halloween/Samhain with all of you. @sprainedbrain and I have heard from most of you, but I‘ll tag a few folks in the comments who haven‘t posted their shipping plans yet. Please respond and let me know when you plan to ship your package.

tdrosebud I'm going to the post office tomorrow after work, I forgot to bring them with me today. I will be shipping priority which should be enough time. 7mo
mklong @tdrosebud Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know 7mo
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AlizaApp Was waiting for one last item to arrive, will ship tomorrow! 7mo
mklong @AlizaApp Yay 🙌 7mo
TheWolfbehindTheEyes I'll be posting mine in next 2 days just waiting for payday to come 7mo
mklong @TheWolfbehindTheEyes Sounds great! And don‘t I know that feeling. 7mo
DebinHawaii I am still waiting on 1 item that was supposed to be delivered Saturday & now is arriving today. I‘ll be mailing mine out tomorrow at lunch, priority mail. 7mo
mklong @DebinHawaii Terrific! 7mo
hannah-leeloo Yep got all my stuff for @CymbaX13 she's also got all mine and as sisters we're going to be giving them to each other on the day 7mo
mklong @hannah-leeloo @CymbaX13 Oh, that sounds so nice! 7mo
mklong @ErinSueMreads Oops forgot to tag you on the original pos! 7mo
LoverOfLearning Im shipping mine now! Off to the post office! #basicwitchswap 7mo
mklong @loveroflearning Awesome!! 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly I don‘t think I‘ll be able to ship before Saturday but maybe if things align? 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 I‘ll fedex it if I have to since obviously the post office is only open during work hours! 🙄 7mo
monalyisha @mklong Have been all tied-up with rabbit & people sickness…but my package arrived yesterday! So excited. I‘ll take a picture of it soon & tag you! 7mo
ErinSueMreads Mines going out Monday! 7mo
mklong @Clare-Dragonfly @ErinSueMreads Great! Thanks for letting me know! 7mo
mklong @monalyisha I‘m glad it made it! Hope all the people and rabbits are on the mend ❤️🐰 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon My package was mailed out and should be delivered by Tuesday. 7mo
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Here is a picture of me sending off my #BasicWitchSwap package this morning. Fly my pretties! The flying monkeys promise that they‘ll deliver it by Monday.

@sprainedbrain @monalyisha

AmyG Ha! 7mo
monalyisha Ah! You‘re my match, too! So exciting! 🤩 7mo
mklong @monalyisha Yes! I had so much fun shopping for you! And my box arrived today! I have already put in on a high shelf out of sight 7mo
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sprainedbrain You look great today! 😂 7mo
mklong @sprainedbrain LOL, thanks! I have a new skin care routine 🤣 7mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain @mklong 😂😂😂 I‘m dead. 7mo
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White Smoke | Tiffany D. Jackson
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As current as the story is, I couldn‘t help the feeling of nostalgia as I read. This is clearly written for a YA audience, not a 42 year old lady 👵🏻, and it reminded me so much of the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike novels that I used to scare myself silly with when I was in my early teens. I feel like I should have read it in my bed with a flashlight.

I bought a signed copy and Tiffany D. Jackson‘s signature is too cute

mklong #Screamathon Week 2, Diversify Your Horror Shelves @4thhouseontheleft 7mo
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Field Study | Chet'la Sebree
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Hello #Group L! I‘ve been in a poetry group with a couple of y‘all before and I‘m looking forward to another round of #LMPBC. Here are a few from my TBR stack. Anything grab you? Or totally turn you off?

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TheBookKeepers I haven‘t read any of these so I‘m down for whatever you chose! My top picks would be Brute, Field Study, and If They Come for Us 7mo
TheBookKeepers Oh - whoops I will be reading Post Colonial this month with my previous lmpbc group 7mo
WanderingBookaneer I have read (and adored) Postcolonial Love Poem. I‘m okay with any of the others. (edited) 7mo
TheBookKeepers @WanderingBookaneer I‘m so excited to get this in the mail to start from our current group! I remembered seeing your review here on Litsy for it 🤩 7mo
LazyDays I'm up for anything 7mo
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