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SamanthaMarie

SamanthaMarie

Joined February 2018

INFP, Enneagram 9, Human, Ravenpuff. Wife, Mom. Cooking, reading, writing letters, friend dates. Middle Georgia.
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The New Kitten | Joyce Carol Oates
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I know I'm really behind on Litsy things. But Litsy, meet Remy. 😍🥰😍

LouBeth Adorable!! 😻 2w
Kaila-ann Awww 😍😍 2w
Alfoster Sooo cute!!! 2w
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tournevis 👋👋👋 2w
Soubhiville So cute! 💕 2w
LauraBeth Awww - look at that sweet tabby baby! 😻 2w
throwmeabook Cuteness overload 😍😍😍 2w
Scochrane26 😍😍 2w
Lcsmcat Awwww 😻😻😻 2w
Jas16 Oh the adorableness!! 2w
Slajaunie Awww! 2w
OriginalCyn620 So cute! 😻 2w
Dragon 😻 2w
SW-T 🥰🥰🥰 2w
BookwormAHN So cute 😻 2w
LiteraryinLititz Eeeeeeeeeee!! Congratulations on your new family member! 2w
Tamra Too cute! 2w
TheSpineView Hi Remy!🤗 You are beyond cute!💜 2w
Redwritinghood 😍😍 2w
readordierachel Cute!! 2w
Kaylamburson So cute!! Also I got your package! Can't wait to open it 😊😊 Yours should have arrived yesterday. 3d
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Friday night ♡

Crazeedi Hey girlfriend, a letter coming your way!! 1mo
Crazeedi Did you get my card? Are you doing ok?? Sending a hug!❤ 2w
SamanthaMarie @Crazeedi I did get your card!!! It was so lovely. Thank you Diane. Been some hard stuff going on, then Jacob was gone for 23 days then my best friend from Idaho visited and now we have friends from Oregon visiting. Hoping to catch a breath/break soon and get back on Litsy and write my return Litsy Love letters. I miss you!!! 2w
Crazeedi @SamanthaMarie sounds like you've had special company! And no worries! I hope the hard stuff has passed now, and you are doing well, and sweet Jonathan too! 2w
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I got talked into one of these pairs of glasses at the eye doctor from the receptionists. Which one do you think they chose for me/which one would you choose?? I'm nervous!! I hope I like it when they come in.

Soubhiville I like #4 on you, but they all look good! 2mo
Megabooks I like 2 and 4 the most, but you‘re beautiful in all of them! 2mo
TheLudicReader I like 3 2mo
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Readergrrl I like 4 best! #1 is next... all adorable! 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I really like the looks of 1, but I was seriously distracted by your Mona Lisa smile in 4! 😁 2mo
Branwen They all look great! 2mo
tessavi #4! 2mo
Lcsmcat They all look good, but 4 brings out the color of your eyes. 2mo
Amiable #2 would be my pick, but they‘re all nice! 2mo
Maude You look nice in all of them, but I think you look happiest in #4 pic. 2mo
Texreader 3! 2mo
TheLibrarian I like 3 and 4 but all are super cute! 2mo
Laura317 2 or 4 look great on you! 2mo
Eyelit You look fab in all - if I had to choose one it‘s be #4 2mo
SW-T Partial to #4, but whichever one‘s you got, hope you like them when they arrive 😊 2mo
JoScho I like them all but 4 is my fave. New glasses are always exciting. 2mo
TheSpineView #4 is my pick.😎 2mo
ljuliel 2 2mo
shellleigh33 I like #4 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I like 4, but they all look good. 2mo
batsy All look fab, but I particularly like 3 & 4 :) 2mo
DaveGreen7777 They all look lovely, but for my favorite, I‘m torn between 3 and 4. 😍 2mo
Tanisha_A 2 and 4! 2mo
Anna40 Same as @Tanisha_A : 2 and 4 2mo
Crazeedi I like 4!! 1mo
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Curating a list of Mysteries and Cozy Mysteries for my October book club's poll. I figure, who better to ask then all of you Littens!! So favorite mysteries, cozies, even true crime!!! That you think would be good for a MOMS Club Book Club :)

Thank you!!

Mollyanna What about Agatha Christie‘s 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Mollyanna Excellent suggestion :) 2mo
Texreader I‘m really enjoying Ellis Peters‘ Brother Cadfael series 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly Elly Griffiths‘ Ruth Galloway series. First book is 2mo
SW-T Currently reading Laura DiSilverio‘s The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco which isn‘t bad, but a fav was the 2mo
Scochrane26 Lady Sherlock series—sherry Thomas!! 2mo
BookNAround David Handler‘s Stewart Hoag mysteries are fantastic. He wrote a bunch back in the nineties and then quit. Just in the past couple of years he‘s started writing them again, still set in the nineties, and they are great. The early ones are expensive so just start with #9 The Girl with the Kaleidoscope Eyes. I am a read in order kind of girl but I started there and I don‘t think it made any difference. 2mo
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Homicide in Hardcover | Kate Carlisle
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Oh my goodness @PatriciaU !!! I am feeling so spoiled. What an amazing #CozySwap package!!!! FOUR BOOKS?! THANK YOUUUU. They all look so absolutely fun. And the scarf, shirt, socks, tea, story sticky notes, and vintage library cards are SO fun. Also, that bag, it ZIPS!! That is marvelous. Thank you so much. ♡♡♡♡

Thank you @Avanders for such a perfect fall swap!!

Avanders Ooh fun fall package!! ♥️🎃🍁☕️📖🔪♥️ 2mo
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I'm very excited for the #LitsyLoveWinterSwap

1.) Yes it is!
2.) Bookmarks ♡ Book logs ♡ Stationary ♡ Everything ha! ♡
3.) Candles, socks, book bags, book related paraphernalia
4.) CHOCOLATE. I am sadly allergic to dairy and soy so it has to be dairy/soy free. But I looooove chocolate!

I'm easy going!!!

@Kaylamburson I'd love to know your answers though I already thoroughly stalked your Litsy and I'm pretty sure I know what I'm getting you 🤣

Kaylamburson Ohhh I didn't realize we had each other, ha! I've stalked you, too lol. But this is extremely helpful! I'll fill this out and post 😊😊😊 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Kaylamburson Hahahaha yes!! Misty made it easier on herself since #LitsyLove is so big :) I'm excited. (Also, I saw way back when that you met Peter Hermann!!!!) 2mo
Kaylamburson Hahaha some serious stalking. And I did!! He was so friendly and crazy TALL. And I definitely don't blame her! 2mo
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1.) A favorite cozy Mystery series set in Savannah, GA. I'm currently reading this but I think I'll have to push the rest off until October. So many books to read this month 😅 but anyway. My favorite part of living in Georgia is that Savannah is only 2.5 hours away!
2.) Hot. Muggy. Bleh.
3.) The one where the guy talked THE WHOLE TIME. Tim 🙄
4.) Both! One 🐶 One 🧒🏼
5.) @AkashaVampie ♡♡♡

AkashaVampie Thanks sweetie. I will try my best to get it done today. 2mo
SamanthaMarie @AkashaVampie Take your time! Just thinking of you this morning :) 2mo
myellenbee I really like that series of Bailey Cates books! 2mo
SamanthaMarie @myellenbee They are really fun!!! 2mo
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This morning I just want to read something cozy. I woke up at midnight with an anxiety attack and I'd just gotten back to sleep when my little guy woke up at 4 and started throwing up. He's been doing so every hour since. We are off to a rough start of the school year and he isn't even in public school 🤣 we just catch things from friends with older kiddos in school. Oh well. Builds the immune system... right? For now? Tea and this relaxing book.

Laura317 Poor little pup! Hope your son feels better quickly. 2mo
Eggbeater Aww That's miserable. I hope he feels better soon and I sympathize with the anxiety attack. ❤ 2mo
cobwebmoth Hope everyone is feeling better soon! 2mo
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DivineDiana Sending lots of good wishes for you and your son. ❤️ 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Laura317 Thank you!! He seems to be mostly good. ♡♡ 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Eggbeater They come at the worst times, don't they? 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
SamanthaMarie @cobwebmoth Thank you! We both slept through the night and we are in good moods!! ♡ 2mo
SamanthaMarie @DivineDiana Thank you so much ♡♡♡ we are better today for sure. 2mo
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We started our first day of Homeschool Pre-K yesterday! I think it is going to be a total blast. The curriculum I chose (The Peaceful Preschool) uses lots of fun books based around a letter of the alphabet each week(s). This week we are reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, Ten Apples Up On Top, and any alphabet book. We will also bake an apple crisp together at the end of the week after using 10 apples to count and sort. Such fun!

Cinfhen A-dorable ❤️ 2mo
Soubhiville So cute! And excited looking. 2mo
AmyG How cute! 2mo
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Chrissyreadit Hooray for homeschool! 2mo
batsy Too cute 💖 2mo
Whimsical.Curiosity Look at that cutie!! 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Cinfhen Hahaha!! Thank you!! ♡ 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Soubhiville He LOVES it. Warms my heart. Thank you ♡ 2mo
SamanthaMarie @AmyG Thank you!!! 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Chrissyreadit Yes!! I'm excited to be starting. :) 2mo
SamanthaMarie @batsy Thank you!!! 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Whimsical.Curiosity Thank you!! ♡ 2mo
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Just Say Boo! | Susan Hood
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1. I love reading Halloween books with my little guy in the Fall :)
2. Yes! We are going to Savannah in October. Definitely a happy place of mine. And one of my favorite Cozy Mysteries is set there!
3. I just started homeschool Pre-K yesterday with Jonathan. He LOVED it. I'll have to post his picture.

@TheAromaofBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87 @Crazeedi

@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🍁🍂 thank you for the tag!! 2mo
Eggs 👍🏼👏🏻 homeschool!! 2mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag!❤️ 2mo
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Swap Club | Lauren Wise
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Ooooo I also meant to post last night (why life, are you so busy this week?) that I received my #cozyswap package. I also mailed mine out yesterday but forgot a picture at the post office. I do have the tracking number if it becomes necessary. :) So very excited about this swap!!!
@Avanders

Whimsical.Curiosity Dang it. I love @Avanders swaps! Gotta catch the next one 😁 can't wait to see opening day! 2mo
SamanthaMarie @Whimsical.Curiosity Hahaha yes!!! You definitely will need to. I'm excited to see what everyone gets as well. Such a fun swap :) 2mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🧡☕️📖🔪🎃♥️ @Whimsical.Curiosity awww 😘🥰♥️ (and I am also so excited to see opening day! 👏🏽) 2mo
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Cuddles and reading a new book this morning. Not a bad way to start Tuesday :)

quirkyreader How is the book so far? 2mo
SamanthaMarie @quirkyreader I was able to get the introduction finished before our rapid fire day began and the set up is good! I appreciate her reasons for writing the book and all the time she took for research and interviews. I think it is going to be really good! 2mo
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@Avanders My #CozySwap box is ready to be mailed out tomorrow!! I had fun packing it all up. I can't wait for the 23rd!!! Will update again once I've taken it to the Post Office.
Thank you for all your hard work. This has been my favorite swap so far!!
(The tagged books have nothing to do with the box haha!)

SamanthaMarie My attempt at a leaf is hysterical. I just want everyone to know that *I* know how bad it is 🤣🤣 2mo
Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🧡☕️📖🔪🎃🍂♥️ and I like your leaf! 😘 2mo
AlizaApp Can confirm that the leaf looks great in person too 🍂🧡🍂 2mo
SamanthaMarie @AlizaApp Yay!!! I'm so glad you've received it!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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Gottwals Books (Perry) | Perry, Ga (Bookstore)
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Hahaha. The sign outside one of our local bookstores. It gave me a good chuckle. Why risk it?! 😊💕

Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣🙌🏽 2mo
BooknerdsLife What a cool bookstore 😂😂👍🏼 2mo
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Redeeming Love: A Novel | Francine Rivers
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1. Just. For so many reasons.
2. Brooklyn 99, Superstore, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Schitt's Creek, How I Met Your Mother.... I really like shows that make me laugh.
3. Probably eggs! Or leftover dinner. Or a combo of the two.
4. United States EST. So 7:18 am as I write this.
5. Green Someone

@howjessreads #FriyayIntro yay! This was fun :) thank you!

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Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!

I'm tagging my favorite Cozy Mystery of the year so far. Favorite actual book is just too hard to discern.

@Millesent is a newer Litten and we have bonded over the tagged book/series. :)

Litsy is my happy social media place. Real book lovers that you can talk books and life with, send cards and letters to, and generally nerd out over things together. I really love it.

Congrats @GrilledCheeseSamurai #SixDigitSamurai

GrilledCheeseSamurai I love a good nerd out. 😁 Thanks for playing. 2mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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After the last 13 days of everyone trading sicknesses (my little guy is now sick again 🤦🏼‍♀️🙃) I'm settling in to respond to some lovely #LitsyLove mail. Thank you @Stacypatrice @litenthusiast @TheAromaofBooks @Lovesbooks87 and @amiekreger

I will mail my responses out today!! :)

Stacypatrice 💌🤗 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Oh no! I hope your little guy feels better soon! 2mo
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ZooZical | Judy Sierra
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What a cute book! I love books that do rhyming well. It sets my little guys imagination on fire. Sweet story about what a zoo does to beat the winter doldrums.♡

#bbrc #birthandbeyondreadingchallenge @LibrarianRyan #letterz

LibrarianRyan yeah 3mo
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Fudge and Jury | Ellie Alexander
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My little guy is sick, I barely slept all night. A bunch of the kids in my MOMS Club are sick. 'Tis the Season 🙃 but I don't mind all the extra reading time!

Megabooks Poor guy! 3mo
QuietlyLaura I hope everyone feels better soon! 3mo
SamanthaMarie @Megabooks ♡♡♡ Thank you. Turned into a chest cold but he at least has more energy! :) 3mo
SamanthaMarie @QuietlyLaura Thank you!! I ended up getting really sick too. So lots of reading time. My little one is on the mend and I'm getting there I think. 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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An afternoon on the porch reading new #LitsyLove mail (thanks Jessica!), responding to #LitsyLove mail, and reading Becoming by Michelle Obama.
My first ever #LitsyLove mail will go out tomorrow!! ♡ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lovesbooks87

Lovesbooks87 Yay! So glad it made it to you! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
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My first ever #litsylove ♡ Thank you SO much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks /Misty!!! Such a lovely welcome to the group. A great way to start my Tuesday morning.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! So happy you joined!! 💗💗💗💗💗 3mo
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Cocaine Blues - TV tie-in | Kerry Greenwood
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I need to work on my pic collages 😂😂 oh well. While it is cut off, you get the idea. Been a wonky donkey day but nothing some carbs, seafood, a good martini, and the Honorable Miss Phryne Fischer can't fix. ♡

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On to the next!!! 😍😂🤷🏼‍♀️

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Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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It has been an incredibly long couple of weeks so taking today to read (and clean and make a trip to the library but that's for later.) Almost finished this book in one sitting last night but got too sleepy. So I'm excited to finish it today and get the next two in the series from the library!!

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Love these two more than I can say.

Little one, may you always feel loved and safe and cozy whenever you're read to or you read. May you find comfort and joy in the pages of a book.

SW-T 💕 3mo
AkashaVampie Awwwww 3mo
MicrobeMom Beautiful! ♥️ 3mo
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Crazeedi So sweet!❤❤ 3mo
UwannaPublishme How sweet! 💕 3mo
bcncookbookclub Yeah! Me too! I have some pics like this with my son🤩 so lovely! 3mo
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Ha! My little guy is an avid "reader" but is very gentle of spirit and "dark" things scare him. I bring home graphic novels from the library occasionally and he has been looking through Lumberjanes but sometimes gets scared so has been "forbidden" to read it. I found him tucked away in a corner looking through it. ?? Reading problems start young in this household. ??‍♀️ (Too cute!!!)

Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
QuietlyLaura He is so lucky to have a mom like you! 💕 3mo
Megabooks 💜💙💜 3mo
BookNAround Awwwww. 3mo
SamanthaMarie @QuietlyLaura Aww thank you so much!!! I feel lucky to be his mom 😍💕 3mo
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Thank you so much for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♡♡

1. I mean. Sugary food. It can make my blood sugar go crazy or make my mood swing. But I just LOVE my gluten free brownies, cookies, cake, etc 😅
2. Oooo. Hmmm... My planner I think. It is FINALLY a planner I love haha.
3. Tagged :)
4. @Crazeedi Sorry if you have already done it. I'm just getting on Litsy for the day :)
@eggs #wondrouswednesday

Crazeedi Yep I did it already! But thank you for the tag!!💖💖 3mo
Eggs I love planners!! 3mo
SamanthaMarie @Eggs I do too!!! I've bought a new one (or two or three 😬) every year. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love planners too!! 3mo
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Thanks for the questions @jenniferw88 !!! :)

1. Actually quite open to either!! Give me a lovely setting and I'm game.
2. Marple ♡
3. I need to read more cozies. So just bring on whatever!
4. Yes! I like rings a lot :)
5. Navy (probably not really a fall color 😂), yellow, ivory, and orange.

#cozyswap @Avanders

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Trigger Warning: Pregnancy Loss

A year ago today we took a trip to Savannah, GA because I had miscarried our baby. Those pictures showed up today. This morning I took a pregnancy test. It was negative. Feeling a lot of emotions but trying to be kind to myself. Sometimes life is hard. And sad. And full of loss.
Journaled about what I'm grateful for and Litsy popped up. Thank you for being a good community. ♡

#journaling #journalingthenightaway

MarriedtoMrT ❤️ 3mo
Meaw_catlady 🤗❤️🤗 3mo
Megabooks Big hug to you! 💙 3mo
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Bookwormjillk Hugs 3mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Jas16 Sending you so much ❤️ 3mo
Crazeedi Sending a big hug 💖💖😘 3mo
cobwebmoth Hugs to you.❤ 3mo
CarolynM Sending hugs and good wishes❤️❤️ 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks Sending 🤗 3mo
batsy ❤️❤️ 3mo
kezzlou85 Sending lots of love. ♥️ 3mo
Butterfinger It is definitely the hardest thing to live through. I'm thinking of you. 3mo
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. I like mornings, afternoons, and evenings 😂🤷🏼‍♀️

2. Not really. But I do like a blanket because I'm constantly cold!

Yay!! I enjoyed these questions :)

TheSpineView Thank you!😍😍😍 3mo
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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@MrBook posted earlier about book lights. I love them! I use mine every night almost. One of my favorite ways to read. Reminds mr of when I was in junior high and high school and my parents would get SO mad at me for staying up late to read. 😂 I can only hope my problem with my little guy is up past bedtime book reading. 😉

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Congrats @Crazeedi on getting over 50,000 Litfluence. You are an incredible part of this community. ♡

My favorite childhood summer memory is floating in our backyard above ground pool on a big floatie and reading books all day long. It was my little introvert paradise :)

#50kcelebration #giveaway50k

Crazeedi That sounds so delightful! What a great memory! 3mo
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Now that I've finished my book club book, I'm back to reading this one! Can I just mention how much I love this cover? 😍

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Finished this morning but then had to run errands. Really good! A teeny bit creepier than I normally read (and I know for most of you this is not creepy at all 😂) I enjoyed the characters and the New York setting and well as the other settings. I was hooked and interested almost the whole time. Melancholy ending... to find out another in the series is coming out in January! Makes sense 😏

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The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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@AkashaVampie posted this lovely collage for Book Lovers Day!!! I thought it was perfect and the sunburn meme made me chuckle out loud! :)
Happy Book Lovers Day indeed!! I used to read obsessively when I was a young girl through high school and it could feel really lonely to not be able to share that magic with anyone else. Litsy is such a huge blessing now that I'm nearing my 30s. There are book lovers like me!! Love to you all!

AkashaVampie Thanks hun! 3mo
SamanthaMarie @AkashaVampie Thank YOU for letting me use it 💕 also, can't wait to see your hair. I need to get mine cut. It has so many split and dead ends, oofda! 3mo
AkashaVampie @SamanthaMarie U are so welcome. Thanks, I hope it comes out good. i've never really cut my hair myself before unless you count bangs. My hair is bad and i'm super cheap, so i am doing it myself. I keep looking up on youtube, videos that people did it themselves. And i look at it this way, i don't go out but to go grocery shopping and its just hair... it grows back! haha 3mo
SamanthaMarie It totally grows back!!! But I've known many people who do exactly what you are doing, YouTube videos and the like, and it works!! So you've got this!! 3mo
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Game day!!! Go Liverpool ♡

Crazeedi Jacob is getting so big!!❤ 3mo
SamanthaMarie @Crazeedi He is!!! (Jonathan, Jacob is my hubby 😉) He turned 4 in July. So crazy!! 3mo
Crazeedi @SamanthaMarie crap I said to myself Jonathan, then no that's wrong! Lol both j's!!so sorry 3mo
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Vegetables in Underwear | Jared Chapman
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. Outdoor in spring, summer, and autumn, indoor when it is winter!
2. Water because I'm boring hahaha. I love a good Topo Chico 😍
3. I saw someone say Greece and yes! Ever since I read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I've wanted to go to Santorini.
4. A lady never tells. But I'm not much of a lady 😂 pink floral!!
5. Yes! 🌸

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#cozyswap @Avanders
Ahhhh!!! So excited for this swap. I LOVE me some cozy mysteries. Can not wait!!! 🍁🍂🍁🧡🧡🧡

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We love our local libraries 💕 #librarylove

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Wondrous | Travis M. Riddle
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Thank you @Crazeedi for the fun tag! :)

1.) Compassion and Patience
2.) Narcissism
3.) I have FB friends that were my little besties in kindergarten. But we haven't really connected since I moved from our hometown 11 years ago. And then my husband knows me best... my best friend of 11 years knows me second best 💕😍
4.) Anyone and everyone!!!

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Crazeedi I love your answers!! 3mo
Eggs Sweet! Thanks for playing 💗👏🏻🤗 3mo
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Ending the day with a cup of tea and my MOMS Club Book Club read. I just took over as Book Club Coordinator and for the month of August I had them vote on genre (they chose YA) and then the book. And The Hazel Wood is the winner! Which is great because I bought it several months ago and haven't gotten around to it until now. Ha!!

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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We are at the tail end of a weeks long road trip from Georgia to Idaho and now heading back to Georgia. While in Idaho my husband and I had our first night away together since our son was born 4 years ago. We of course made it to a bookstore and my sweet man bought me this book as a surprise. I'm really enjoying the bit I've been able to sneak in. ♡

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I miss all of you Littens so much!! It's been a long several months. Some good things. Some hard things. I haven't had the bandwidth for anything extra (though still a fair chunk of reading.) Hoping to get back on a little more often because this group of readers is so encouraging to me. I hope you have all been well!!! ♡

LiteraryinLititz Good to see you again. 💜 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything is ok 💗💗💗💗 4mo
julesG Good to see you! 4mo
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AmyG We are always here...welcome back. 4mo
Megabooks Welcome back! Good to see you again 😁 4mo
Eyelit 💜💜💜 4mo
SamanthaMarie @LiteraryinLititz Thank you so much ♡♡ 3mo
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Waiting at the dentist for my appointment. My bookmark is my most recent card from @Crazeedi !!! Love that this is such a Litsy moment. A book while waiting and a card from a Litten pen pal. A happy moment. :)

Crazeedi Perfect!😉💖 8mo
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@Endowarrior21 @Lea
#HogwartsintheSpringSwap #HogwartsintheSpring #HITSS

AHHHHH!!!!!! I love everything so much. That note book is the coolest thing Lea! And it was all so perfectly Ravenclaw. Thank you SO SO much. I'm feeling so magical 😍❤

Lea Yay!! I‘m so glad you love it all! 8mo
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Starting this today. I never attended camp as an adolescent but I worked at camps in college and professionally for awhile. It was a true highlight of my life. (Though the worst experience of my life also happened while I was working at a camp 🤷🏼‍♀️) I can't wait to dive in!

Did you ever attend camps? Work at them? Fond memories? Terrible memories?

QueenJen I worked at a Girl Scout camp for the summer after I graduated. I shared a tent with another counselor and we named a spider that had moved in Charlotte. 8mo
emtobiasz My fiancé and I met while working at an academic summer camp for tweens and teens! I never really liked my camp experiences as a kid but loved working there as a college student. 8mo
Lauram I worked at a camp for children and adults with disabilities. 8mo
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SamanthaMarie @QueenJen When working at a camp we went on camp tours in the off season, the Girl Scout camp we visited was one of my favorites! Aww Charlotte 😍 that sounds so fun! (Also brave, I have a hard time with spiders.) 8mo
SamanthaMarie @emtobiasz So glad your experiences were redeemed in college!! I met my husband when we were both counseling at a summer program. It is a great place to meet people. Do you have a date for your wedding set? Congratulations! 😍 8mo
SamanthaMarie @Lauram I bet that was a great experience!! In this book a small section talks about a woman had really great camp experiences and then when she had her daughter with down syndrome she opened up a camp for kiddos with disabilities so they could have the same wonderful experiences she had when she was younger. Camp can be so powerful! 8mo
Chrissyreadit I volunteered at a week long camp for kids with cancer and their siblings for seven years. Still holds a place in my heart. I would miss everyone for months after each year. 8mo
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@Endowarrior21 #hogwartsinthespring

I meant to post this a few days ago (but my husband returned from his deployment so we have been very busy!) So excited!! I just have a couple of little things to get and then my package will be ready to go to my recipient!

Hogwarts 😍

Endowarrior21 Yay and I am glad your husband came home safely 8mo
Lea Hope you enjoyed it!! Yay for husband at home. 8mo
SamanthaMarie @Lea I so did!!! Just posted a photo. Thank you SOOOOO much!!! ♡♡♡ 8mo
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I love Christie Purifoy and I'm so happy to be reading an advanced copy of Placemaker. Hoping this stirs around the embers in my heart this cloudy, melancholy day.

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Mehso-so

My seasonal depression has been a little rough these past few weeks. Some days I'm just so tired I can't even deal with the internet "world." But I've been steadily reading. This macabre book was interesting to read and led to more than one nightmare. The counterpart of the World's Fair was interesting. You could tell the author was passionate about the fair. A few too many details for my taste and I'm not usually a reader of true crime.

KrystleTheBookSlayer I hope you feel better, my seasonal depression has been bad lately too. This book had a bit too much architectural details about the fair for my taste, I thought it was so-so too. 9mo
SamanthaMarie @KrystleTheBookSlayer Thank you so much. I hope you feel better soon as well. Winter always seems to get longer year to year. Yes! I think that was it. It had a lot of jargon that I didn't care to research more to understand. Thus making large portions of the book so so. 9mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer It honestly feels like we're in our 3rd winter this year & February has had a lot of snow! I think I really need to move somewhere with a better climate. 9mo
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Congratulations @TheReadingMermaid What an incredible Litfluence!! And it is mighty nice of you to help your books find new homes haha!

My favorite genre is probably kid lit. Or memoir. Just depends on my mood :)

If you don't already follow Tamara you need to! She is so nice and hosts great swaps. Congrats again!!

#150kGiveaway

TheReadingMermaid Awe, sweetie thank you so much. That touched my heart today ❤️🥰❤️ thank you for entering and much luck to you 🤗 9mo
Crazeedi Hi there @SamanthaMarie !!! I got your lovely card, I'll be writing soon!!! 8mo
SamanthaMarie @Crazeedi Awesome!! So glad it arrived. :) 8mo
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