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PaperbackPirate

PaperbackPirate

Joined March 2018

📚 My favorite place to read is under a pile of chihuahua mutts. 🐕🐕
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Of the ones I‘ve read I only feel like The Warmth of Other Suns belongs on the list.

#unpopularopinion #100bestbooksofthe21stcentury

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If you‘re used to Marian‘s fiction stories you won‘t be disappointed by her essays. She uses the same writing style and depth mixed with humor when discussing her own life. She somehow forgot one key thing in the giant subtitle: Booze.
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I read this for the #WhatsInANameChallenge - I needed “footwear” and “Shoes “ is in the subtitle.

Also read this for #bookspinbingo last month but am late posting my reviews!

#wian2024

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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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I usually don‘t pay much attention to how the #booklyapp puts the cover in the background of the timer, but…
Da, duh, da, duh, dundundundun!
This one surprised me!
🦈🦈🦈🦈

(Currently on page 195)
#bookly

Ruthiella Nice one! 🦈 1w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Another kind draw for me!

#Bookspin - The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy - my book club book

#DoubleSpin - Jaws - been on my tbr for 1 year!

Thank you @TheAromaofBooks !

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 2w
UwannaPublishme Perfect weekend to read Jaws! 😁🦈 2w
PaperbackPirate You‘re right @UwannaPublishme ! 🦈🤓🙌 1w
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Not only does the main character have magical abilities, but she also has a pet hellhound with magical abilities!
I loved this book, and, hey, shouldn‘t the sequel be out by now?!

Thanks for asking @Karisimo !

#middlegrademonday

Karisimo I finally read this last week! Thanks for sharing! 2w
PaperbackPirate Good news @Karisimo ! I looked it up last night and the sequel comes out October 1st. 2w
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Crows & Cards | Joseph Helgerson
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A pretty good reading month for me!
If I had to pick a favorite I would say…
Dial A for Aunties!

#Bookly

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I had fun playing #BookSpinBingo in June! Thank you for hosting @TheAromaofBooks !

My stack has books for challenges, bookstore BINGO, group reads, or series to continue, and a few mood reads.

#summertbr #tbr #naturalitsy #losersclub #serieslove2024

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
TieDyeDude Nice mix! I think I donated my old copy of Jaws before I ever got around to reading it 😕 2w
PaperbackPirate @TieDyeDude Lol I thought it would be easy to find an old copy but after hunting a bit I gave up and ordered a used one on Amazon for $5. This year is the book‘s 50th anniversary! 2w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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BINGO! I just finished Cress in time today!
Bookspin: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Double Spin: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Thanks again @TheAromaofBooks !

#bookspin #bookspinbingo #doublespin

Ruthiella Yahoo! 👏👏👏 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 2w
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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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I checked today and discovered I started this series in 2016! Then I read the 2nd in 2020. No, I refuse to wait until 2028 to finish the series! It‘s too good!
For now, my goal is just to finish the last 248 pages by Sunday night so I can get a #bookspin book read and a #bookspinbingo !

#serieslove2024

📸 Taken last Saturday on a photo opp. detour between Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona

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Maui Writers Ink Supernatural Tales | Peter Lee, Elaine Gallant, Oliver Gold, C. Diane Janney, Nansy Phleger
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I bought this book from Maui Friends of the Library in Lahaina a year before it burned down. I purchased it wanting to support the local authors who wrote this so I wish I could say I liked it more, but the stories were too short for my taste, usually 2-3 pages. I did learn a little more about Maui superstition/beliefs.
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Taken with a Lahaina mural, The Great He‘e and the Golden Egg by Sally French, June 2022
#bookSpinBingo

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Crows & Cards | Joseph Helgerson
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🐦‍⬛This middle grade book takes place in St. Louis in the early 1800s so of course I had to read it on our trip. It was the perfect choice - after a day reading about the history of St. Louis it was fun to go there in a fiction world and see it all brought to life.
🚧 The language used to describe non white people is fitting for the time, not our modern era.
📸 Taken last week on a riverboat ride on the Mississippi River.
🐦‍⬛🐦‍⬛🐦‍⬛🐦‍⬛

IuliaC The cover is fantastic! 3w
Crazeedi Riverboat ride on my bucket list! 3w
PaperbackPirate Forgot to say this is from my #bookspinbingo card! 3w
PaperbackPirate I loved the illustrations of the crows throughout the book as well @IuliaC . They‘re by Peter de Seve. 3w
PaperbackPirate Do you have a specific river in mind @Crazeedi ? 3w
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Survival Tips: Stories | Miriam Gershow
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Oops I did it again!
Despite vowing not to buy any books this summer, this happened.
If you need an excuse to buy a book, choose one of these titles and I‘ll give you the excuse I told myself about why I HAD to buy it. 😅

AnnCrystal 👏😂🤩😎👍📚💝. (edited) 4w
Ruthiella Great haul! And two are so thin, they hardly count! 😅 4w
PaperbackPirate Ooh I didn‘t even think of that one @Ruthiella ! 🙌📚 4w
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Dial A For Aunties | Jesse Sutanto
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💛 This week I finished this book. It‘s such a funny story that I laughed out loud multiple times! Imagine Weekend at Bernie‘s set at a massive wedding with 4 Chinese-Indonesian American sisters helping their niece hide a body.
I will definitely continue the series!
💛 Read if you also like a little romance on the side in your stories.
💜 Taken at my niece‘s reception last Friday! No one asked me to hide a body so big win!
👰🏻👰🏻👰🏻👰🏻👰🏻

Sace It‘s always nice when a reception is corpse free. 😂 1mo
PaperbackPirate Lol yes @Sace ! It was really classy like that! 😂 1mo
PaperbackPirate P.S. This was my #doublespin book for #bookspinbingo ! 1mo
AnnCrystal 💕☺️👍🥂💝. 1mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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I‘ve been reading this on vacation - it has a wedding theme and we‘re in Missouri/Kansas for my niece‘s wedding. I only have 48 pages to go but it‘s been keeping me laughing the whole time
Taken last night on a visit to the lake by my sister‘s house.

AnnCrystal 🎉🥂🍾💝. 1mo
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A Council of Dolls: A Novel | Mona Susan Power
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I just finished the #20in4 Readathon and surpassed my goal.

I finished A Council of Dolls: 241/241 pages
AND
read part of
Maui Writers Ink Supernatural Tales: 27 pages
How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal: 74 pages

🟰 342/241 pages

Thanks again @Andrew65 !

#Bookly

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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The draw was kind to me this month! The double spin book is my next to read and the one I was planning to read after is in the same row - with a free spot! I‘ve got this.

Bookspin: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Double Spin: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Thanks again @TheAromaofBooks !

#bookspin #bookspinbingo #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! I really loved the Lunar Chronicles!! 1mo
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May was a good reading month- great books and my reading time was up despite being a busy month.
Notice my page count was down though so maybe a few of those minutes were for sleeping. 😅

If I HAD to pick a favorite for the month…Billy Summers.

#Bookly

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A Council of Dolls: A Novel | Mona Susan Power
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I‘ve joined the #20in4 Readathon!
My goal is to read the remaining 241 pages of A Council of Dolls in 4.
My progress at the end of day 2: 49/241
Loving this book so far!

Thank you for hosting as always @Andrew65 !

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I haven‘t played #BookSpinBingo in a long time! Thank you for keeping it going @TheAromaofBooks !

This is basically my summer stack -
books for challenges, group reads, series to continue, or that coincide with upcoming travel.

#summertbr #tbr #naturalitsy #losersclub

Leftcoastzen I really love seeing all the books in the bookspin , yay, stacks with spines . 1mo
PaperbackPirate Thanks @Leftcoastzen me too! For me a stack is more motivating than a list. 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Yes, I love having my short-term TBR together - keeps me thinking prioritizing them!! 1mo
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AllDebooks Great choices, enjoy your summer reads 📚 🌞📚 1mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @AllDebooks ! So far I have been! 📚☀️ 1mo
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📽️ I got a score of 43/100 which comes close to my age. 😎 It might be higher because some I think I‘ve seen but can‘t remember for sure so I didn‘t count them.

3 favorites:
1. Alien
2. Star Wars
3. Blazing Saddles

Find @dabbe if you want to play along!
#ThreeListThursday #tlt

dabbe 💙 your choices. Thanks for sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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This King story is a one-last-job-and-I‘m-done-forever trope, & classic King had to make it with a special twist. I loved the characters & would read another book about all of the “good” ones. I was really surprised at the intricate combat descriptions coming from author with no military background.
Today I had about 100 pages to go & had to finish it!
Great “summer” read!
🦩🦩🦩🦩🦩

Thank you @BarkingMadRead for hosting the #losersclub again!

BarkingMadRead I thought the same about the military, he must have done an insane amount of research! 2mo
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My wallet was stolen last month and I realized the other day the only thing I hadn‘t canceled was my #librarycard! I mean, what are the odds, but you can‘t be too safe, right?! 😂
I got my new card today (way cuter than my old maroon one) and checked out The Overstory by Richard Powers (trying to read 3 Pulitzer Prize winners this summer).
Also it was my last day of school today so please excuse my wild, dirty, sweaty, joyous appearance. 😜

Velvetfur I'm so sorry to hear your wallet got stolen! What a nightmare ☹️ I hope you're ok emotionally xx 2mo
Susanita Ugh. I‘m sorry about your wallet but glad you‘re getting it sorted. 2mo
rwmg Did the thief try to borrow books using your old card? 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Cool card , mine is from the Phoenix bird era !😄 2mo
PaperbackPirate @Velvetfur The worst part was that it happened out of state so I had to fly home without ID. But all they got was about $25 in cash and a couple gift cards because I canceled all of my cc right away. They tried to use my cc and were denied every time. I loved that wallet though and it can‘t be replaced. Doing ok emotionally now because it could have been so much worse. Thank you! 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Susanita ! When I got my library card I told the librarian I‘m becoming a human again! 😅 2mo
PaperbackPirate @rwmg They did not try to borrow books and I knew it was unlikely but wanted to err on the side of caution. Maybe they should have though - I‘m sure it would have been an improvement! 😅 2mo
PaperbackPirate Ooh I always wished I had that one @Leftcoastzen ! 🐦‍🔥 2mo
DaveGreen7777 Sorry about your stolen wallet! 😩 Glad you were able to get everything taken care of without too much hassle! 2mo
Ruthiella Sorry to hear that. 😢 But the new library card is a sliver lining at least. 😃 2mo
AnnCrystal Yikes! 📚🙏💝. 2mo
dabbe That beyond sucks (excuse my French). Glad you didn't lose too much and even gladder that you're safe. I'm with you in Phoenix solidarity--let the sweating begin! 🤩💙🤩 (edited) 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Congrats on the last day of school!! 2mo
marleed Cute card! I‘m glad you were able to cancel the financially critical cards in time. Enjoy your summer albeit 😅 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @DaveGreen7777 ! 💙 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Ruthiella ! Definitely looking at the positives! 💙 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @AnnCrystal ! 💙📚 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @dabbe ! I‘m thinking I‘ll have my first swim this weekend. ☀️ 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @LiteraryinLawrence ! 😅📚☀️ 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @marleed ! 🤩 2mo
UwannaPublishme So sorry about your wallet. Such a bummer especially being out of state. Glad all is well now and you have the coolest library card. 2mo
MaGoose Sorry about your wallet. What a cool 😎 library card. 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @UwannaPublishme ! Upgrade! 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @MaGoose ! 😎 2mo
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I finished this last night and it was a race to the end. I really like how the story is going along nicely and then TWIST. Lots of fun with some dark undertones. Very spicy (it‘s not just a clever title).
Read if you like girl power and reading about different cultures.
🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️

Read with my sister. We‘re reading #ReesesBookClub books together, and this also fit for the #keywordreadingchallenge (story).

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It‘s the middle of May so I better post my tbr! Definitely won‘t finish this month but a girl can dream.

🌻 tagged - started last month, intentionally going slow
🐴 The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse - just for fun
🪷 finish Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
📕 The Library Book
and
⭐️ Where the Forest Meets the Stars - for the Monthly Key Word Challenge
🚗 Billy Summers for the #LosersClub group read with @BarkingMadRead

#tbr #maytbr

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April was a good reading month for me! Good books and time to read them.

#bookly

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I read this for my book club, much read during a 3 hour plane delay at the airport.
There is a lot to unpack in this tale of 1 coming-of-age Mexican-American daughter. Although this is YA there are multiple adult themes, but I most appreciated the illustration of the divide that can happen between immigrants & their first generation American children. Above all I enjoyed the snarky main character navigating a complicated teenage life.
🥡🥡🥡🥡🥡

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Good to see you back for #AwesomeApril #Readathon @Andrew65 !

My goal is to read Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, my failed goal for #MarvellousMarch.
Today I read 16/308 pages.

Happy Reading everyone!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us again, good luck 😊 3mo
willaful I enjoyed this one! 3mo
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Later | Stephen King
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#motivationalmonday

1. A Week in the Life scrapbook project
2. This is Nova this morning. We rescued her 5 months ago. 💙🐕
3. I would be a raven so I could fly! I noticed a lot of others chose birds too for the same reason. 🐦‍⬛
4. 🏷️

Thanks for asking @Cupcake12 !

👉 Consider yourself tagged.

#DogsOfLitsy

AnnCrystal 😘💕🐶💝. 3mo
Cupcake12 Oh Raven, that cute face 🐾 thanks for joining in and have a great week x 3mo
dabbe #niftynola 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
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The Colorado Kid | Stephen King
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I read most of this on a 2 hour plane ride. Very good mystery. I read this for a buddy read on Instagram and am looking forward to hearing everyone‘s theories.
Don‘t feel like I can say much more without giving away too much but I was entertained.
🥩☕️🇷🇺🧥

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I haven‘t read it - but I enjoyed the tv show, Haven - which is a continuation of this story. 3mo
PaperbackPirate I would definitely like to see the show! @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 3mo
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I MAY have overcommitted myself to group reads this month, so this is more likely an April/May tbr, but a girl can dream.

🔎 The Colorado Kid - an IG group read
🔍 Later - #LosersClub group read
🪺 tagged - #NaturaLitsy group read
🇲🇽 I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - book club
💜 Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
&
⭐️ Where the Forest Meets the Stars - #keywordreadingchallenge
👻 finish If It Bleeds for #LosersClub

#tbr #apriltbr

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Just saw this and had to play. I see lots of good ones already shared so I‘ll also add:

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
The Shining by Stephen King

I loved all these books and movies.

Thanks for asking @dabbe !
#ThreeListThursday or Saturday

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 Thanks for sharing! 💚🩷💚 3mo
lil1inblue Great picks! 😎 3mo
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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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Sorry #LosersClub and @BarkingMadRead ! I‘m still on If It Bleeds (the novella). I‘ll catch up with you soon!

Taken today…✂️ Got an hour in at the hairdresser!

BarkingMadRead Luckily, Later is a quick and easy read! 3mo
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Oops I started falling asleep last night and posted this on accident without any text! 😂😴
Great reading month! Even though my reading time and page count are down, every book I read was excellent!
#bookly

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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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I read this translated novel for my book club. I look forward to our discussion because it was a small book with a big punch. I loved the fantastical elements, and the love of books shining through. The cute cover is a bonus!
Read if you like talking animals, books, coming of age stories, or puzzles.
🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈

📸 Taken outside of Winslow, Arizona last week.
Yes I was worried my book would fall off the bridge into the river. 🙃

rretzler I really enjoyed this book too! 4mo
PaperbackPirate Wasn‘t it fun @rretzler ?! 📚📖 Lots of good book quotes. 4mo
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I‘m joining @Andrew65 for the #MarvellousMarch Readathon!

My goals:
📱 finish If It Bleeds by Stephen King - 384 pages to go at this moment
👩‍💻 read Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows - 305 pages
🟰 689 pages

📚 Join the fun!

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Lucky's Beach | Shelley Noble
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I got this book in July 2022 and have been wanting to read it since!

☘️ Happy St. Patrick‘s Day @BookmarkTavern !
#SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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👰🏻 This story takes place on a small Irish island where an extravagant wedding is about to take place. The only problem is that by the end of the night someone winds up murdered.
🤵🏼An excellent mystery that I could not stop reading after the first twist, & there are a lot of twists. My photo is from Wednesday night when I read with Nova past my bedtime to finish. Taken at La Posada in Winslow, Arizona.
☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

#DogsOfLitsy #reesesbookclub

Leftcoastzen 🐶how cool, I want to stay there sometime 4mo
AnnCrystal 💕🐕💝. 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
PaperbackPirate I definitely recommend it @Leftcoastzen ! 😍 Especially if you don‘t mind trains going by all day and night. 💙🚂 4mo
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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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It‘s the middle of March so that means time for my tbr stack. 😅

📋 Currently reading The Guest List by Lucy Foley for the February #keywordreadingchallenge (guest)
🐈‍⬛ If It Bleeds by Stephen King for the #LosersClub
🐈 tagged for book club
🪯 Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal for the March #keywordreadingchallenge (story)

2 #reesesbookclub books and 2 books with cats on the cover - should be a good month.

#tbr #Marchtbr

rretzler I read The Cat Who Saved Books last year and really enjoyed it! Hope it‘s the same for you. 4mo
PaperbackPirate Glad to hear you liked it @rretzler ! I love the cover. 🐈📚 4mo
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Happy Mail: Keep in touch with cool & stylish handmade snail mail! | Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle, Alex Bronstad
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I mailed my #naturalitsycardswapspring cards today! I planned to send them earlier but parent/teacher conferences and report cards got in the way.
I got my first one from @dabbe ! Thank you! ☘️
Thank you for organizing us @TheBookHippie !

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
dabbe 💚💙💚 4mo
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I read some excellent books in February! This infographic doesn‘t show the one I spent half of the month reading, The Essex Serpent, because I finished it on March 1st.
I also dnf‘d a book for the first time in years. I watched the documentary instead. It was for book club!
Reading time was down due to getting sick 3 times. Lots of naps.
#bookly

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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I was initially drawn to this book because of the beautiful cover but luckily it‘s also fantastic historical fiction.
Taking place in the late 1890s, we meet newly widowed, Cora, who is ready to embrace her new freedom and, inspired by Mary Anning, explore the world around her. Tales of a killer sea serpent are at the center of the story. There were so many characters I grew to love.
Read if you like strong female mc bucking the norm.
🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉

Librarybelle Thanks for joining! I am very drawn to the cover too! 4mo
batsy It's a good one! So glad I read it too. 4mo
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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I was so close to reaching my #FabulousFebruary #20in4 Readathon goal!
219/251 pages
Falling asleep during a readathon is my downfall too often.
But I loved this book and the motivation the readathon gave me to read a little more every day!
Thank you @Andrew65 !
#bookly

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🙌🎉🎊🥳 4mo
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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#20in4 #FabulousFebruary update!
I‘ve read 128/251 pages so far with Bombadil‘s help.

I‘m going to make it @Librarybelle and @Andrew65 !#LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

#DogsOfLitsy #TomBombadil

Jari-chan Aww 🥰😍 5mo
batsy Bombadil is too cute! 🖤 5mo
Librarybelle Hooray! And our pet families help us a lot with reading! ❤️ 5mo
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BookmarkTavern What a sweetheart! 💕 (edited) 5mo
AnnCrystal 💕😍🐶💝. 5mo
Traci1 Aww. I love that little face. ❤️ 5mo
dabbe That face! 🤩🖤🐾🖤🤩 5mo
Gissy 🐶😍❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Andrew65 Well done 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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He‘s back! @Andrew65 won‘t let anything stop him from getting a Readathon going for us each month! Thank you! 💙

My #20in4 #FabulousFebruary goal is to finish The Essex Serpent just in time to discuss it with the #LiteraryCrew.
I have 251 pages to go and my Bookly app predicts I need 7 hours to do it.

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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A young man walks down by the banks of the Blackwater under the full cold moon.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl
#LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead @Librarybelle

With help from Nova!
A young dog walks in front of a book under the warm desert sun. 😂
#DogsOfLitsy

Soubhiville 😆🐶 5mo
Librarybelle Gotta love animal photobombs! 5mo
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Almost every year I go to a local book sale with my friends on half price Sunday. We get up early to wait in line, shop till we fill our baskets, and then get lunch. The best part is all of the money goes to charity!
This year I got 31 books for $55 (2 gifts and 2 magazine style books not shown)! 💙📚🦉
The left side is books by favorite authors and from my wishlist. The right side is impulse purchases - oops!
Now where to put them…
#vnsa

Texreader This is so awesome!! Score!! 5mo
TheBookHippie Wow!!! 5mo
Ruthiella That sounds like so much fun! 5mo
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Leftcoastzen VNSA? I checked , they made 501k this year, as you mentioned, all for charity. 5mo
Hooked_on_books Woohoo! Nice shopping! 5mo
Branwen Old school Dean Koontz books make me so happy! 😊 5mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Texreader ! I definitely feel like I scored! 5mo
PaperbackPirate I had a blast @Ruthiella ! 🤓 5mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Hooked_on_books ! 💪🏻 5mo
Leftcoastzen @PaperbackPirate yes , I was there! Both days . I‘ve been going since I was 8, when I moved away, couldn‘t really come back for it. When I moved back, it was on the top of my list of things to do! (edited) 5mo
PaperbackPirate There were so many old school Dean Koontz books that I had to limit myself @Branwen ! 5mo
PaperbackPirate Omg wow what an amazing tradition @Leftcoastzen ! I‘ve never been on a Saturday. Is it a different vibe? 5mo
Leftcoastzen @PaperbackPirate extremely competitive & packed on Saturday. They do take a count of people going in & stop the line. 5mo
PaperbackPirate I don‘t think I‘m tough enough for Saturday then @Leftcoastzen ! 😂 5mo
Leftcoastzen Sunday is more pleasant. I have had great conversations with people in line on Saturday mornings! I make friends so they will hold my spot when I need to put my chair back in the car or run to the restroom! 5mo
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Currently reading This Changes Everything and feeling like my book club hates me. Over 400 pages of doom ahead of me I‘m afraid. Not like it‘s not important, but it‘s what I already know. Why did everyone vote for this?!

But on a sweeter note…it‘s Nova‘s first photo bomb. I‘ll never be mad at a cute dog photo bomb.

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#DogsOfLitsy

Jari-chan Nova sure wanted to be in that picture 😄 🐶 ❤ 5mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
AnnCrystal 👏💕🐶💝. 5mo
PaperbackPirate @Jari-chan 😂 She‘s very curious! 5mo
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I finished this series today and I loved it! I really could not imagine an ending I would like because I loved and hated the main character, but somehow Mr. Goldberg pulled it off. There were lots of great twists at the end as well.
Read if you like dark humor, rooting for the antihero, Jewish characters, Bruce Springsteen, or a new type of mob man story.
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I finished a series for #serieslove2024!
😎 Photo with my friend & Tod, AZ 9/20/23

TheSpineView Great pic! 5mo
Ruthiella Awesome! Did you listen to the Literary Disco podcast. They appear to be on a permanent break, but it was fun while it lasted. 5mo
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PaperbackPirate No I had never even heard of it before now @Ruthiella ! I bet it was good. I love listening to him talk. 5mo
Ruthiella @PaperbackPirate You can still listen to older episodes. If you like Tod, I say give it a whirl. 5mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you for the recommendation @Ruthiella ! I‘ll have to check it out. 5mo
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It‘s a leap year so that means extra time to meet reading goals, right?

✡️ Gangsters Don‘t Die by Tod Goldberg - almost done with this trilogy! #serieslove2024
🇵🇸 Power Born of Dreams by Mohammad Sabaaneh for Palestine
📋 The Guest List by Lucy Foley for #keywordreadingchallenge
🐍 TheEssex Serpent by Sarah Perry for #literarycrew #buddyread with @Librarybelle
☁️ This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein for #bookclub

#tbr #februarytbr

Librarybelle Great February! 5mo
BookmarkTavern Good luck! 🍀 5mo
PaperbackPirate It‘s been good so far @Librarybelle ! How about you? 5mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @BookmarkTavern ! 🙌📚 5mo
Librarybelle Can‘t complain! I‘m a little behind on what I wanted to read in February, but I still have a couple of weeks! 5mo
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Lots of 4 star books last month but I am loving Gangsters Don‘t Die! I hope I can finish it this weekend.
#bookly