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sarahbellum

Joined December 2016

Librarian living in LA | Pet mom 😸🐶 | Runner, hiker, cross stitcher | ✌️💗 📚
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Took a sick day today on account of a gnarly headache that‘s been haunting me all week. Finally getting to my Jan #bookspin with a very sleepy puppy for a reading buddy 😍 #dogsoflitsy

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Bloomability | Sharon Creech
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My first #roll100 read complete ✅

My roll list is the first 100 books on my TBR list and I‘ve wanted to read this one since I was a teenager. I loved me some Sharon Creech! Definitely felt some wanderlust while reading the MC‘s experiences at a Swiss boarding school, but I only consider this a soft pick. Some elements of the story felt underdeveloped and left me wondering about a lot of loose ends

PuddleJumper Awesome! 1d
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Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors, so I thought this was a great opportunity to finally participate in #AuthoraMonth!

Unfortunately, this is my least favorite Kingsolver so far. The story felt meandering and soapy to me and was missing a lot of her signature light touch and gentle orchestration. Even so, this is a soft pick, especially if you loved Taylor and Turtle from its prequel, The Bean Trees. And it‘s sleepy puppy approved! 😆

Soubhiville I really liked The Bean Trees. Your reading partner is a cutie. 5d
batsy Awww, beautiful pup ❤️ 4d
sarahbellum @Soubhiville @batsy Thank you! Gus is a sweetie 🐶😍 4d
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Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Cozy on a rainy Saturday morning 🥰 #catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

SRWCF "Pets" in heaven. ? 6d
sarahbellum @SRWCF My cat‘s love of lying on my lap almost always wins out over his dislike of the dog 😂 6d
SRWCF @sarahbellum He clearly weighed the pros and cons! 6d
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Yes, Chef: A Memoir | Marcus Samuelsson
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I took a little break after my holiday cross stitching frenzy. Just started my next project: Pretty Little Los Angeles by Satsuma Street on Etsy to match my Pretty Little San Francisco. It‘s kind of blurry, but I got a really cute needle minder for Xmas: a cat in a teacup! 🪡🧵

Yes, Chef has so far been a great listen as I stitch away.

#audiostitching #litsycrafters

curiouserandcurioser @sarahbellum looks beautiful so far!! Keep posting your progress:) love the needle minder💜 1w
Catsandbooks That's gonna be so cool with the black fabric! 1w
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I‘m enjoying my current read, Pigs in Heaven, but I keep looking longingly at my #librarystack 😍

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As many have already said, it definitely depends on who is asking and for what reason.

Inspirational: When Things Fall Apart, Letters to a Young Poet

Memoir: Born a Crime

Play: Proof

Graphic Novels: Blankets, Saga series, March trilogy, Fun Home

Fiction: Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Poisonwood Bible

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! I have !! 2w
Suet624 I'd forgotten about how much I liked Kavalier and Clay. Thanks for reminding me. 2w
sarahbellum @Suet624 You‘re very welcome! It‘s usually the very first book I mention when someone is looking for a novel to read. I started reading it slower and slower as I approached the last chapter because I didn‘t want it to end: the sign of an extraordinary work! 2w
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Nutmegnc Oooh. Born a Crime is a good one!! 2w
sarahbellum @Nutmegnc I can‘t wait to listen to it on audio! 2w
Nutmegnc It‘s one of the best audiobooks I‘ve ever listened to! I toggled between print and audio. @sarahbellum 2w
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December | Phil Rickman
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Here‘s a belated summary of what I read in December. I listened to a bunch of easy audiobooks since I was stitching lots of Christmas gifts. As I posted previously, Takei was definitely my favorite of the month. The Seed Keeper was a total #blameitonlitsy read and I wound up buying a copy for my bf‘s mom since she loves gardening and reading. A very decent month, all told!

tokorowilliamwallace But we don't have your Goodreads like so we all can connect! . . . 2w
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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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I was unquestionably charmed by this book, but I got annoyed by Cassandra‘s melodrama near the end. I think I would have absolutely adored this book as a teenager when everything had *meaning* and was full of *possibility* and you thought nonstop about your first kiss. As it was, the love triangles pushed this a little off the rails for me, but the other plot points kept me very interested and entertained. So glad I finally read this gem!

sarahbellum Pictured: my Heloise (Gus) and Abelard (Basil), curled up for a lazy Saturday 2w
LeahBergen Aww! Look at them! 2w
BookNAround Love your peaceable little kingdom there. I just took a similar (and rare here) picture of two of my three. 2w
sarahbellum @BookNAround Thank you! It‘s pretty rare here as well, though my 17 year old cat is caring less and less about the dog as he‘s been aging 2w
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In Waves | A. J. Dungo
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I‘ll be finishing I Capture the Castle today, so I picked up my library holds this morning. Pigs in Heaven is my #AuthoraMonth read (I read The Beans Trees in Oct, so figured now‘s a good time to read the sequel). Bloomability is a #roll100 read, the rest are #bookspinbingo squares. Working those reading challenges 💪 #librarystack

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Book Life | Race Point Publishing
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I counted how many books I managed to read from my TBR in 2021: 31 (out of 51 total)! I was very happy with this number until I counted how many books I added to my TBR last year… 87. Sooo that explains a lot about why I can never get a handle on Mt. TBR 🤦🏻‍♀️

Suet624 Same. But I‘m scared to actually count. 2w
BkClubCare I wouldn‘t even know how to attempt a count. I don‘t do well with that kind of tracking! 2w
sarahbellum @BkClubCare I keep track of it all on Goodreads where the site conveniently logs the date you add a book, read a book, etc. 2w
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BkClubCare @sarahbellum - nah, I prefer to think it is too hard 😆 LOL 2w
sarahbellum @BkClubCare Hahaha 😆 I was driven by intense curiosity. I definitely plug my ears and go “lalala” about many other things in life that are surely too hard for me 2w
tokorowilliamwallace Well if it makes you feel any better I acquired over 200 books in 2021.... 2w
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I‘m probably woefully behind the times, but last night, I discovered a new-to-me perk of being an #Amazon Prime member: you get to choose 1 free pre-release ebook every month from a selection called First Reads. The tagged is what I chose for January: a memoir about the Iranian revolution.

https://www.amazon.com/firstreads

Is this news to anyone else? What have you all chosen for January?

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick If you have trouble choosing, they'll pop up on their free Kindle reads soon after. I make use of the free photo back up they offer members, too. 2w
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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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#12booksof2021

Finished the year off with an amazing graphic memoir about Takei‘s experiences growing up in the Japanese internment camps of WW2. A shameful period of American history told through the lens of a child: heartbreaking, but with glimmers of hope and buoyancy

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks great. 2w
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#12booksof2021

What a cozy (minus the descriptions of surgery!), entertaining listen! This was a perfect book to keep me occupied while I was stitching away in #November. I love animals and am a sucker for an English countryside setting, so this was a shoo in favorite for me 🙂

@Andrew65

Deifio I love those books! I recently found out that they did a new TV series too! Watched the first episode, it was loads of fun! 2w
sarahbellum @Deifio Ooo awesome! I‘ll have to check it out 🙂 2w
Andrew65 Love these books. 2w
julesG @Deifio Ha! Came across the new TV series last week. 2w
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Run | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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#12booksof2021

I loved Lewis‘s March trilogy, so I was really looking forward to Run in #October. The first volume did not disappoint! What an absolute legend

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great choice. 3w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here we go! #bookspinbingo

#Bookspin is the fourth Agatha Raisin
#Doublespin is The Help

I forgot to include #roll100 when I wrote out my list, so those will be taking up 2 of the free spaces. Must remember to include those next time!

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Inimitable Jeeves | P G Wodehouse
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#12booksof2021

I listened to the 2nd Jeeves on audiobook in #September and it was just the light, clever listen I was looking for. I highly recommend audio for these: I read the first in print and didn‘t find it nearly as enjoyable as actually hearing the quick British wit.

@Andrew65

Ruthiella I just read this this month and laughed out loud many times! 😂😂😂 3w
Andrew65 Great books. 3w
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Listened to my first book of 2022 while (belatedly) finishing the last #crossstitch gift of the season, geraniums for my grandma.

Barefoot in the Park was a quick, funny listen. Some great one liners, as to be expected from Simon. LA Theatre Works‘ recordings were an awesome pandemic discovery: highly recommend if you enjoy plays! Hoopla has a great selection.

#audiostitching #litsycrafters

wanderinglynn Beautiful! I love cross stitches on dark Aida cloth. It makes the colors pop. 3w
sarahbellum @wanderinglynn Thank you! I agree- I‘m really happy with the black fabric for this one ☺️ 3w
LeahBergen It turned out lovely! 3w
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sarahbellum @LeahBergen Thank you! 😊 3w
Megabooks Lovely cross-stitch! 3w
sarahbellum @Megabooks Thank you! Looking forward to sending it to my grandma this week 😀 3w
Catsandbooks Beautiful!! ❤️ 2w
sarahbellum @Catsandbooks Thank you! 🥰 2w
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The Westing Game | Ellen Raskin
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#12booksof2021

#August was an interesting reading month for me: I read the most books this month (8), the majority quick reads that had been languishing on my TBR for years. I was really happy by the quantity, but sadly none of them wowed me. I pick the tagged as the best of the month since I probably would have looooved it as a kid, but it felt dated to me as an adult

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Andrew65 Sounds interesting. 3w
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Bloomability | Sharon Creech
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Decided to participate in #roll100 as well to further help with my massive TBR. Instead of writing out a separate list, I decided to go with the first 100 books on my GR TBR to focus in on the titles that have been TBR the longest. Since I started my TBR in high school, the first 100 are pretty YA heavy, as you can see from these first two rolls. I loved Creech as a teen, so I‘m especially looking forward to Bloomability

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PuddleJumper Such a good idea! Hopefully they will still be enjoyable reads 3w
sarahbellum @PuddleJumper The original 49th book on the list didn‘t sound appealing to me anymore, so I removed it and picked the one after instead. One way or another, the TBR pile will go down! ☺️ 3w
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#12booksof2021

I started keeping track of my read books and TBR in high school and, as a result, I have a very long TBR list on GR. Midyear, I began sorting that list by highest GR rating to help me uncover some hidden gems and, in #July, I discovered this one. I had forgotten how much I love epistolary works. I learned so much about Japanese culture, Buddhism, quantum physics. A very ambitious novel that very nearly pulls it all off

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks interesting. 3w
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Y‘all, I crushed my reading goal this year. I read very little in 2019 and 2020, so I didn‘t have high hopes for a major reading year in 2021. Instead, I started the year slowly and then hit my stride about halfway through the year. I logged back into Litsy and found further encouragement and inspiration. I‘m so grateful for your positivity and great recs- I‘ll never not have a massive TBR list thanks to you all 😂. Here‘s to a wonderful 2022! 😘

melissajayne You did an awesome job!! 3w
La_Cori You did great!! 💪🥳📚🎉 3w
rockpools 🎉📚🎉 3w
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Mollyanna Woohoo! Nicely done. Congrats 🥳🎉🥳 3w
Ruthiella Congratulations! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 3w
Reggie Great Job! 3w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Gonna try something new for the new year: #bookspinbingo! I don‘t usually do many reading challenges since they tend to suck the fun out of reading for me, but this one seems very loose and will help me chip away at the ol‘ TBR pile. This list will probably last me for half of ‘22 since I‘m a slower reader, but fingers crossed all the same 🤞! @TheAromaofBooks

RaeLovesToRead We have lots of books in common! 😊 I've got a good few of these on my TBR and the ones I've read (Life of Pi , Fault in our Stars, ABC murders, Eleanor Oliphant) are all excellent books! Hope you enjoy them! 3w
sarahbellum @RaeLovesToRead Aww yay! I tend to avoid super popular books until the hype dies down and then I circle back to see if they‘re actually any good 🙃 3w
RaeLovesToRead I buy them at the time and then they sit on my shelf for 3-5 years and eventually I get round to reading them! 😅🤣🤣 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Glad to have you along!!! You may have already done it, but please comment on my sign-up post here - https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2332640 - to be added to the 2022 tag list!! 3w
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#12booksof2021 #June

This was my first 5 star read of the year and reminded me how much I love reading well written memoirs. I barely knew of Trevor Noah before reading this and was still completely enthralled by his depiction of growing up in South Africa. I‘m not a big rereader, but I can‘t wait to listen to this read by Noah in the future as I‘ve heard the audio is phenomenal

@Andrew65

Andrew65 A popular book. 3w
youneverarrived This was brilliant on audio 🙌 3w
BookwormM Brilliant book 3w
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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Current reads: listening to H. Jon Benjamin‘s memoir (didn‘t know he wrote one until I found it while browsing Libby last night!) while I finish stitching this belated Christmas present for my grandma. Finally, finally, finally starting I Capture the Castle after many, many years on my TBR! #audiostitching #crossstitch

BookwormM I love this book 3w
Mollyanna I love your cross stitch project. I‘ve never stitched on black before. Does it make it harder to see? 3w
SolaRaynor Very nice cross stitch. 3w
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sarahbellum @BookwormM I‘ve heard such great things about it! 3w
sarahbellum @Mollyanna Thank you! Yes, the black fabric can be trickier to see. To make it easier, I use my iPad to backlight the fabric as I stitch 3w
sarahbellum @SolaRaynor Thank you! ☺️ 3w
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Death on Demand | Carolyn Hart
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#12booksof2021

#May was not a great reading month for me as I primarily read duds. The tagged was my highest rated for the month at 3 stars. It‘s a perfectly fine cozy mystery and I especially liked the setting, a mystery bookstore on a fictional island off the coast of South Carolina. Nothing about it wowed me 🤷🏻‍♀️

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Not a great reading month then. 😬 (edited) 3w
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#12booksof2021

After a slow start to the year, this was the book that helped kick my reading into high gear. Super entertaining and my favorite for #April

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks fun. 3w
PaperbackPirate I loved this book too! 🕶 3w
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Wonder | R.J. Palacio
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#12booksof2021

Finally got around to reading this charmer in #March and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I was looking for something uplifting at the time and I definitely found it 🙂

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Andrew65 Also another popular book. 4w
lynneamch I enjoyed the movie, too. Also this one where the author manages to make Julian a surprisingly sympathetic character 4w
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Upright Women Wanted | Sarah Gailey
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#12booksof2021

Favorite from #February. As a librarian myself, it was fun to read about some futuristic, badass librarians in this short Western romp

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds fun. 4w
Crinoline_Laphroaig "Are you a Coward or a Librarian? ? 4w
sarahbellum @Crinoline_Laphroaig I need to get that quote framed for my office for inspiration 🤩 4w
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Blanche on the lam | Barbara Neely
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I had a very slow start to reading in 2021. This was my #1stbookin2021 and also my favorite of #January. #12booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Think I had the same sort of January overall. 4w
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Together Tea | Marjan Kamali
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Some tree side reading 🤩🎄📚

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Paul Simon: A Life | Marc Eliot
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If you are a fan of Paul Simon, Malcom Gladwell, and/or music in general, this is a must listen. Only available as an audiobook (I borrowed it on Hoopla), this is a warm hug and a spark of joy that makes you feel like you‘re in the front row of Simon‘s creative process. Super well done and inspiring, I‘m now going to have to listen to Simon‘s albums I‘ve never heard before!

Amiable I just downloaded this last week! I love Paul Simon AND Malcolm Gladwell, so it seemed like a perfect match! So glad to hear that you liked it. (edited) 1mo
sarahbellum @Amiable Oo you are in for a treat then! ☺️ 1mo
Amiable @sarahbellum I almost never listen to audiobooks—I don‘t like them; my mind wanders too much. But I‘m mesmerized when Malcolm Gladwell reads his work. Combining him with Paul Simon was a no-brainer! 😀 1mo
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sarahbellum @Amiable I‘m very similar- I can only listen to certain kinds of books on audio or my brain wanders. No wandering with this one- it‘s very conversational and easy to follow with lots of music sprinkled in 1mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary! We joined on the same day! 1mo
sarahbellum @Chrissyreadit I just saw that- what are the odds?! Happy Litsyversary 🥳 1mo
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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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Saw this posted elsewhere with the caption, “I was feeling kind of blah about the holidays this year, but then I made myself an ornament of all the books I read in 2021. Nothing like a bookish craft to get you in the spirit!” Instantly thought of all of you crafty Littens! Such a cute and amazing way to showcase your read books 😍

ozma.of.oz 🤩🤩 Well! I am definitely going to be doing this next year! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead That... is... amazing!!!!! 😍😳😳 1mo
sarahbellum @ozma.of.oz @RaeLovesToRead can you imagine a tree full of these book ornaments?? 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Chrissyreadit I just watched a tutorial on this- it‘s a great idea! 1mo
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Together Tea | Marjan Kamali
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Plans for the first part of my holiday break: finish my last #crossstitch present (geraniums for my grandma) while listening to Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell (not in Litsy database yet). Together Tea is up next for my print book. #audiostitching

LeahBergen That cross stitch looks lovely! 1mo
curiouserandcurioser @sarahbellum love the cross stitch!! 1mo
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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My post-booster care team. Very lazy and cozy Sunday as I recover and finish The Seed Keeper. #catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Weekend plans! I‘ve moved on to my next #crossstitch project, a bird for my brother. Just one more Christmas gift to stitch after this one 😅

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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My newest #librarystack! 😍 These will put me at 48 books read this year. Hoping I can make it an even 50 with the audiobooks I‘ll be listening to as I continue to stitch Christmas gifts for folks 🤞

LeahBergen I Capture the Castle! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
sarahbellum @LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to read it for ages! 2mo
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In November | Cynthia Rylant
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November was an alright reading month for me. Didn‘t love most of what I read, but I‘m glad I read as much as I did. Super happy I finally finished Hold Still after putting it down in 2018. All Creatures Great and Small was a perfect listen for #audiostitching

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Finally finished the tagged while almost finishing the next Christmas gift I‘ve been working on. I thoroughly enjoyed this calming, wholesome memoir about a vet in the English countryside learning the ropes in the 1930s. Was surprised by all the drunk driving, but apparently it was legal until 1967 in the UK 🤷🏻‍♀️🥴 #catsoflitsy #audiostitching #crossstitch

RaeLovesToRead Aww, that little face! 🥰 2mo
monalyisha This gift is VERY cool! 🌙 Way to go! 2mo
sharread Cute kitty. 😍 2mo
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sarahbellum @RaeLovesToRead @sharread That‘s Basil, my 17(!) year old Siamese 😸 2mo
sarahbellum @monalyisha Thank you! ☺️ 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh wow! 17 years old. He's lovely 💕 2mo
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Cranberry sauce made, pumpkin pie in the oven, now on to #audiostitching while I make progress on my next project #dogsoflitsy #crossstitch

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Just finished stitching the captains for my Trekkie SIL! I still need to wash and iron it, so excuse the wrinkles. I was too excited to wait to share it since I know a bunch of you were interested in my latest nerdy project 😁 #audiostitching #crossstitch #startrek

Catsandbooks So very cool!! ✨ 2mo
wanderinglynn That‘s so awesome! 🖖🏻😍 2mo
Megabooks That is fantastic!! 2mo
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SolaRaynor Awesome!! 2mo
BookishTrish Love this! 1mo
sarahbellum @Catsandbooks @wanderinglynn @Megabooks @SolaRaynor @BookishTrish Thank you! Can‘t wait for my SIL to unwrap it ☺️🖖 1mo
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Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Trying to finish before book club tonight. I‘ve got my 2 fans cheering me on 😆 #dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What cute fur babies! ❤️🐱❤️🐶 2mo
Ruthiella Adorable! 😍 2mo
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Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Today‘s reading companion 😍🐶. Gus very much thinks he‘s a lap dog even though he‘s over 45lbs now. #dogsoflitsy

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Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Basil has claimed my lap for his Saturday morning snooze 😸. So funny to be reading the tagged book about Doctor Zhivago while a bunch of you are doing a group read of the classic for #decemberchill! Just started this for my IRL book club, curious to see if I‘ll be inspired to take on Dr. Z sometime in the future #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐱 I love when they decide things. 2mo
blondie So adorable 🥺💕💕💕 2mo
sarahbellum @wanderinglynn He‘s 17, so he‘s had a lot of experience getting his way 😼 2mo
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If I had to pick one word to describe this book it would be: haunting. I started Hold Still back in 2018, made it halfway, and returned it to the library when I ran out of time. I‘ve thought about it ever since and finally finished it today. I love Mann‘s photography and my dad was a Southern artist, so I couldn‘t help but think of him throughout. My strong ties to VA had me feeling nostalgic reading her reflections. So many feels about this one!

sarahbellum Our puppy, Gus, couldn‘t resist cheesing for the camera 🐶 2mo
TrishB 🐶♥️ gorgeous Doggo 2mo
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Weekend plans! I‘m making very good progress on the Trekkie pattern for my sister in law. My latest #audiostitching listen is All Creatures Great and Small. Trying to finish Hold Still finally- recently picked it up again after putting it down in 2018 🤦🏻‍♀️. Something about it makes it hard for me to read even though I‘m loving it. I think it‘s the nostalgia I have for my time living in Virginia in my 20s

wanderinglynn Ooh love that Star Trek pattern! 🖖🏻❤️ 2mo
sarahbellum @wanderinglynn I found the pattern on Etsy. It‘s going to make a perfect Christmas gift for my sister in law 🙂 2mo
ozma.of.oz Sisko my love! ❤️❤️ This is amazing! 2mo
sarahbellum @ozma.of.oz Thanks! I‘m really pleased with how it‘s turning out. I loved stitching Sisko‘s facial hair ☺️ 2mo
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Run | John Lewis
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October was a great reading month for me: read 6 books and liked them all! Run was definitely my favorite

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Not my favorite Bechdel, but still contained plenty of her beautiful, signature interconnectedness that always leaves me entranced. Felt a little more scattered, less focused, and more rushed than her previous memoirs. Perhaps that was all intentional and part of her meditation on being human and falling in love with that fact after many, many struggles against it

wanderinglynn Someone looks very comfortable! ❤️🐱 3mo
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Finally chipped down my #librarystack enough to pick up some more new titles tonight 😍. Should be finishing Bechdel in a day or two, then I should really finish Hold Still since I‘ve run out of renewals on that one 🙃

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A little weekend escape to Palm Springs. Boyfriend and I are reading comics side by side at the pool. He‘s got a Sandman and I‘ve got the latest Bechdel 🤓😎