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saresmoore

Joined September 2016

“I am arch, gay, languid, melancholy by turns. I am rooted, but I flow.” -Virginia Woolf 🌊
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In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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I‘m doing the disciplined thing and finishing my assigned reading in the book on the right (A Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis) before moving on to the #NYRBBookClub selection for this month. 😍 The OT book is surprisingly good! It‘s all about unpeeling the layers of literary nuance and the history of interpretation of the biblical text. Still…I‘m really looking forward to moving on to Malcolm‘s offering!

Singout Cool! Many years a group I joined a small Torah study group, led by a queer feminist, that was open to anyone. I learned so much about the Hebrew scriptures, as well as Judaism, that I hadn‘t learned as a Christian. 8mo
saresmoore @Singout That sounds amazing! I am learning so much. We start Womanist Midrash next week! 8mo
lostinwords The Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter which I‘m reading now is about the OT too. It‘s an interesting overview of the people, the facts, and the story. After reading a synopsis of this one, I think I‘ll put this one on my TBT list. Thank you for sharing. (edited) 8mo
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saresmoore @lostinwords That sounds like an excellent book! I certainly did not come into my study of the Hebrew scriptures with that kind of organized overview (or appreciation), but I‘m growing to love it for the complex & dynamic literary composition that it is. 8mo
BarbaraBB You‘ll love the Freud I think! Good to see you! 8mo
braddsibbersen Am I weird in that I'd read the biblical scholar book first? 8mo
saresmoore @BarbaraBB 🤗 I am loving it! 8mo
saresmoore @bradsibbersen Probably. But we‘re all mad here! 😄 I love the scholarly work, too. 8mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! I hope you‘re doing well! 😘😘 5mo
Branwen Miss you! 💕 4mo
TrishB Hope all is good with you and the family ❤️ 2mo
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In other news, Clara Jo‘s favorite activity is reading (of course) and her big sisters are loving their intentionally diverse arts- and science-focused public charter schools. The pandemic sucks, but we are all living with intention and doing our best. Missing my Litsy friends and I‘m hoping to have more time to interact here! ♥️

Suet624 I can say confidently that we all miss you. 9mo
TrishB Hi 👋 so good to hear from you. 9mo
AmyG I was thinking of you the other day-hadn‘t “seen” you. Your girls are adorable! 9mo
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rabbitprincess So good to see you in my feed again! ♥️ 9mo
LeahBergen Hello!! I‘m so happy to see you popping back on here. And just look how your girls have grown!! 😮 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading I don‘t know how parents of little one are doing this right now. Glad you are holding up! 😄 9mo
Branwen Miss you, friend! 💕 9mo
MaureenMc Your girls have grown so much! 🥰 9mo
MicheleinPhilly Hi, Hi, HIIIIII! I‘ve missed you! 9mo
CarolynM 👋 Good to see you and your beautiful girls💕 Diverse schools are the best. I'm so glad my kids had that experience. Hope yours go on enjoying it 9mo
batsy Hellooooo lovely! I hope you've been well! And I cannot believe how much your beautiful girls have grown 😭❤️ 9mo
Reggie Hi, Sara! Hope you‘ve been reading some good stuff. 9mo
GingerAntics Love seeing kids loving books. 💙💙💙 Clara Jo has certainly grown. 🥰🥰🥰 9mo
saresmoore @batsy Hello, dear friend! ♥️🥰♥️ It is ridiculous how much those children keep growing while I remain ageless and spry. Lucy just turned THIRTEEN. It‘s unfathomable. 8mo
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly Hiiiiiii! ♥️🤩♥️ I have missed you, too, friend! 8mo
saresmoore @LeahBergen Hello, lovely! Aren‘t they monstrous? Really, though. Lucy is now a teenager who slams the door and steals my shoes, so that‘s the way I‘d describe her. 😝👿 8mo
saresmoore @TrishB Hello! ♥️♥️♥️ I thought of you recently when I bought my eldest her first pair of Docs! Not as fresh as any of yours, but still cool. 😎 8mo
Moray_Reads Look how big they're getting! I hope you're all doing very well 5mo
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Semester one of my graduate degree in (Christian) Spiritual Formation is complete and I‘ve begun semester two! It has been quite a journey. Last semester was a deep-dive into personal identity, enlightenment, and the problems of the White supremacist evangelical patriarchy & the western Christian world‘s systematic destruction of the earth and human community. Now onto the mystics and feminist/womanist/liberation readings of the Old Testament! 😅

MaureenMc Congratulations! 9mo
Suet624 That is fantastic! I love that particular type of study. 9mo
paulfrankspencer I'm sure I'd be interested to hear all about what you've been reading. 9mo
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AmyG While not a Christian, it sounds fascinating. Good luck! 9mo
LeahBergen Wow! Go you! 👏👏 9mo
Christine How great!! Been thinking of taking my scholarship more in this direction lately too, though for now I‘m settling for it being part of my “pleasure” reading. If you find time to post about any of your school texts here, I‘ll be an eager audience member! 9mo
Megabooks Congratulations! 🥳 This curriculum would fit in well at my church! (edited) 9mo
CarolynM So interesting! 9mo
GingerAntics I genuinely didn‘t know there was a Christian denomination or group actually acknowledging these things, especially with the current climate of head-in-the-sand social and political behaviours. 9mo
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My reading life has been all over the place lately, often in the form of following a scooting baby around the house with a borrowed ebook in hand. 😆 This series is fun. It‘s been nice to read some light fare lately (lots of YA) interspersed with the NYRB picks and psychology & spirituality books for my continuing education. Perhaps I‘ll post a review or contribute to a discussion again soon! Then again, maybe not… 🙃

Bookwomble Priorities 😊🤱 14mo
GingerAntics It‘s an awfully adorable scooting baby, though. 🥰🥰🥰 14mo
saresmoore @GingerAntics She really is! And so squishy, too! 😍 14mo
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GingerAntics @saresmoore that‘s such a great stage!!! They‘re so snuggly when they‘re cute and squishy!!! 14mo
marleed Scooting babies are so much fun! 14mo
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
saresmoore @marleed I love it so much! She does the same motion in the pool, so it might translate into swimming skills later in life. 🐬 14mo
Centique Hello Sara! Just wanted to say Hi and best wishes to you and your lovely family. Hope you are all doing well 💕 12mo
Suet624 Psst…thinking of you! 12mo
Cinfhen Was thinking about you!! Hope you and the girls are all doing well 💜💜💜 11mo
TrishB Hope all is well ❤️ 9mo
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I Dig Bathtime | Brooke Jorden
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This baby girl genuinely loves books, even in the bath! She gingerly turns pages and babbles out a story. It‘s wonderful. 🥰

batsy Precious 😍 14mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 14mo
Ruthiella You THINK she‘s telling a story. It could be a critical review of the book! 😂 14mo
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MicheleinPhilly 🥰 I am smitten. 14mo
marleed Oh wonderful! 14mo
saresmoore @Ruthiella Excellent point! 😆 14mo
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly She‘s everything and more, this one. ♥️ 14mo
Tamra Read everywhere! 😆😍 14mo
mom2bugnbee What a sweetie! 14mo
Cathythoughts Little doll 💕 14mo
Nute Be still my heart!💓 14mo
GingerAntics How sweet!!! 🥰🥰🥰 14mo
MaureenMc 😍💕 14mo
Suet624 So very sweet. 13mo
BookBabe So cute! 🥰 8mo
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Birthday Monsters! | Sandra Boynton
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This sweet potato turned one today and we had a little get together with some of our besties! Her favorite things are books and the packages that toys come in. 🥰🥳 Happy birthday, Clara Jo!

saresmoore @Suet624 I finally got around to posting a new photo! 😅 1y
hilded Happy birthday 🥳 1y
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 🥳 1y
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Ruthiella Happy Birthday to the birthday girl! 🥳🥳🥳 1y
Leftcoastzen Wow , a year went by so fast ! Happy Birthday! She is so adorable! 1y
dylanisreading Happy birthday! She's so cute! 1y
BookDadGirlDad Happy Birthday little one! (Sandra Boynton is a staple in this house.) 1y
Tamra Cutie! 😍 Boxes are the best! 1y
Nute Super cute photo! So adorable! Happy Birthday, Clara Jo! 1y
Suet624 What beautiful people you are. Thank you for sharing. Happy birthday!! 1y
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday Zerbert! 😘 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Happy Birthday little one! ❤️ Love that she likes the packages better than the toys! 😂🤣 1y
marleed She‘s as beautiful as her mama! Happy Birthday! 1y
GingerAntics Love that she loves the toy packages more than the toys!!! 💙💙💙 Happy Birthday cutie. 1y
Cathythoughts Two beautiful girls ! Happy Birthday little one 💕 1y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, sweet girl! 💞💞 1y
Reggie Where does the time go? Happy Birthday!!! 🎈🎂🎁 1y
batsy Happy birthday, beautiful Clara 💖😘😘 1y
andrew61 Happy birthday, enjoy the day everyone. 1y
Lindy Lovely to see your smiling face and that adorable Clara Jo! 1y
CarolynM 🎂🎈🎉 Happy birthday! 1y
ValerieAndBooks One already 😍 ?! Aww!! 1y
Centique Such a darling! Hope you and the family are all doing well 💕 14mo
britt_brooke Beautiful! 14mo
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My First Numbers: Let's Get Counting! | Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
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This girl loves books. She has a funny way of scooting around on her butt and she will scoot at full speed to get to a board book and then spend a few minutes turning pages and looking at the pictures.

Not pictured is the pile of her big sisters‘ books that she pulled off the shelves upstairs. 😅

Alfoster How adorable! 1y
marleed I could spend all day looking at pictures that depict this love. How adorable! 1y
Leftcoastzen So cute! 1y
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Bookzombie So sweet! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Awww 🥰 1y
Cathythoughts Adorable 💕💕💕 1y
LeahBergen The darling! 💖 1y
Suet624 Scooting is such an awesome way to get around. 1y
ValerieAndBooks My older two kids were scooters!! My third did a combo scoot/crawl. And the apple doesn‘t fall far from the tree re: books 📚💖 1y
saresmoore @ValerieAndBooks I am so glad to hear that! The scooting is pretty adorable. 1y
Suet624 Any new photos??? 1y
BarbaraBB I love that mirror, positioned especially for Clara 🤍🤍 (edited) 1y
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Book & CD | Bill Martin, Lois Ehlert, John Archambault, Ray Charles
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What time is it? It‘s naked reading time! I can never choose one book to read, either, Clara.

LeahBergen 🤣🤣 1y
Megabooks 😂💜 1y
GingerAntics 😂🤣😂 it‘s the little things in life 💙💙💙 1y
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Hooked_on_books I like a kid that values books over clothes. She has her priorities straight! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm 😂 Awww 🥰 1y
Cathythoughts So sweet 💕 1y
batsy 😆♥️ 1y
marleed Oh naked reading time! 1y
Centique Oh she is so cute! This brings back so many nice memories of my babies - thank you for the reminder. She‘s such a beautiful bundle 😍 1y
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It‘s a nice day to read in the park!

GingerAntics 🥰🥰🥰 1y
Leftcoastzen Awwwww! So cute! 1y
marleed She‘s just beautiful! 1y
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andrew61 Lovely photo Sara, nice to see her mothers love of books has started early 🙂 1y
Suet624 Thank you for sharing this beauty with us. 1y
ValerieAndBooks So cute 😍 1y
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Kind of a Big Deal | Shannon Hale
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I didn‘t have time to grab a book for myself at the library before Lucy‘s violin lesson, so I‘ll be reading one of her picks for the next half hour. Needs must! 😄 (Why don‘t I keep books in the car?! Dammit, Marie Kondo, you‘ve ruined me...)

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Valentino and Sagittarius | Natalia Ginzburg
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Here‘s my #bookhaul from So & So Books. The bottom two are for my husband. Weather and Disappearing Earth were recommended by the co-owner, Charles. He seems like a really excellent human and runs a bookstore as a side job that generates no income.

Megabooks He made some excellent recs! 1y
vivastory I've heard great things about Ginzburg 1y
saresmoore @vivastory I was stoked to see some NYRBs on the shelves! It‘s a very intentionally curated store. 1y
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vivastory Also, I'm curious about the design on the bookmark. Is there a theater there too? 1y
saresmoore @vivastory I actually don‘t know! It is located in an old building, so it may be a reference to its origins. They also sell records. 1y
LeahBergen That NYRB sounds good! 👍🏻 1y
BarbaraBB The co-owner knows what he‘s talking about 😉 I loved both! 1y
Cathythoughts Beautiful stack. I have Disappearing Earth ... they all look good 1y
batsy The top 5 books are all on my radar 😍 Need to get started on the Ali Smith ones... 1y
Suet624 I really enjoyed Disappearing Earth. I hope you do too. 1y
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So & So Book | Raleigh, NC (Bookstore)
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Visiting Raleigh on a little anniversary getaway without the big kids, found a super cool bookstore, bought (probably an inadvisable quantity of) books!

Centique I advise that any quantity of books is advisable 😂😂😂 Your little Bub is gorgeous as always! 1y
saresmoore @Centique I will take that sage advice! 😄 1y
JennyM This pic! ❤️ 1y
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LeahBergen Sweet girl! 💖💖 1y
Branwen There is no such thing as too many books, my friend! 🙂📚💕 Also, I can't get over how adorable yoyr baby is! 😍 1y
dylanisreading Any quantity of books is the right quantity of books! Sweet looking little one. 💙 1y
GingerAntics 🥰🥰🥰 1y
Cathythoughts What a dote ❤️ 1y
batsy Aww look at her 💕 1y
tracey38 Cute! I live around this area and haven't heard of this bookstore. Will have to look it up! 1y
saresmoore @tracey38 It‘s a small selection, but so intentional. I hope you like it! 1y
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Sorrowland | Rivers Solomon
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We made a fully vaccinated, socially distanced trip to Greensboro, NC this weekend and I discovered a lovely independent bookstore. I was delighted to find a new book by an author I love, Rivers Solomon, and to learn that they would be presenting at the (virtual) Greensboro Bound Literary Festival on my birthday!

saresmoore For more info on the festival, visit greensborobound.com. 1y
ncsufoxes I love Greensboro, they have so many neat places/shops. I‘m a UNCG alumni, great school & great city 1y
saresmoore @ncsufoxes Cool! We were so impressed with the city and the commitment to diversity. It‘s a stark contrast to Wilmington, which seems to still think it can sweep a sordid history of racism and a present state of inequality under the rug. 😕 1y
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Leftcoastzen Wow , very cool ! 1y
Palimpsest I was not familiar with this author, but saw a write up about this gothic thriller in the latest Pages book review and added it to my to read list. It looks good! 1y
Palimpsest @saresmoore Thank you! 😊 1y
BarbaraBB I just read Everything Inside and loved it! I think you will too 💚 1y
ncsufoxes @saresmoore yes, one of the things that I loved about UNCG was their commitment to diversity & inclusion (I graduated in 2003 & this was the way it was then). They really work hard as a university to make a difference in the community & students are expected to be active in the community. I have heard things haven‘t been great in Wilmington (we live in CA now but we‘re from NC). 1y
saresmoore @BarbaraBB Lovely! I‘m sure I will, then! 1y
saresmoore @ncsufoxes Whereabouts in CA? We lived in Pasadena and Ventura for a few years and loved it there. 1y
ncsufoxes San Diego, we moved here for my husband to do his fellowship & have stayed since the research he does is here. We like SD just hate the cost of housing, not like NC at all 1y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, my friend! ❤️📚❤️📚 1y
saresmoore @LeahBergen Thank you! 🥰 1y
Centique Happy birthday Sara! Hope you are having a lovely day 💕 1y
Suet624 Happy birthday!! 1y
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Papercuts | Paper Panda, Louise Firchau
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I found a brand new bookstore in my downtown (Wilmington, NC) today! The owner is a book hoarder just like the rest of us and opened up what is already my favorite local bookstore. ♥️

Tamra Love the name! 1y
LeahBergen Ooo, lucky you! 1y
MicheleinPhilly Hey Zerbert! 1y
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TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1y
Leftcoastzen Oh good ! Nice photo! 1y
wordslinger42 I lived in Wilmington when I was little! Sounds like a cute bookstore 😊 1y
Kalalalatja Sounds awesome! 1y
Cathythoughts Lovely picture ❤️ 1y
Suet624 Yippee!! It's so fun having a brave soul own a bookstore in your town. You both look so beautiful. 1y
kspenmoll Matching hair! Great photo- glad you found such a nice local bookstore! 1y
BehindthePages I will have to check it out! 1y
Centique What a cute bookstore and your daughter is gorgeous as always 😍 I loved that photo of her with the applesauce too! 1y
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Nothing But the Night | John Williams
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This book is a trip! Aside from the obnoxious “male gaze” description that lasted waaay too long, I appreciate the interior deep dive and the pretty wordsmithery that Williams is bringing, thus far. There is a quirky cast of characters, but the book is really only about Art, albeit on many levels.

saresmoore Have you started this one, Scott? 1y
vivastory Not yet. I hope to start it today. It sounds fascinating! 1y
Hollie That cover is creepy...but the background baby is super cute! 1y
saresmoore @Hollie Isn‘t the cover unsettling? I don‘t much care to look at it, so I always place it cover side down. 😅 1y
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Happy Easter, everyone! We‘re having perfect weather and our kids‘ epic treasure hunt ended in a locked box of treats and books. Now they reap the rewards of their clever clue-solving with some lovely Sunday reading. 📚🐣🌷

LeahBergen How fun (and look at her little ‘90s choker! 😩) 2y
Bookzombie I love her hair! 2y
AmyG Adorable! 2y
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TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
batsy She's so fabulous! 😍 2y
MaureenMc I am in awe of her fabulous fashion sense. 🤩 2y
BarbaraBB She is so adorable cool 😎 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely girl 💕 2y
Suet624 Happy Easter, Sara. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Love the hairstyle! Your kids are so cute. 1y
britt_brooke Love her style! 1y
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Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
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Halfheartedly doing some #Trollopeing, but mostly just enjoying the squish enjoying some applesauce. Wonder if it‘s good for the scalp because there is plenty in her hair, as well. 😅 #BandofTrollopes

Flaneurette So cute! I remember those days! 2y
StaceGhost Definitely a good hair tonic imho 2y
TrishB Awww ❤️ 2y
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MicheleinPhilly Lookin‘ good, Zerbert! 😍 2y
Come-read-with-me So cute!!! 2y
NikkiM5 So cute 🥰 2y
LeahBergen Mmm, applesauce! 😘😘 2y
Reggie Omg she‘s gotten huge. She can sit up and has teeth! When does this happen Sara?!!!! Next thing you know she‘ll be thirteen. Lol, whata cutie! 2y
Bookzombie So adorable! 2y
CarolynM What fun! She's a cutie😍 2y
mitu.delghy Awwww ❤️ cute 2y
vivastory How adorable! 2y
Leftcoastzen So cute ! 2y
saresmoore @Reggie I know!! But don‘t say “thirteen.” *cringe* My oldest is 12 and it‘s utterly terrifying. 😅 2y
Suet624 It‘s so fun to watch her grow. Thank you for sharing these photos. 2y
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖 1y
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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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Morning light on the patio with a reread of Rising Strong. It feels good to rumble with my story in such a lovely, peaceful setting. ♥️ Thinking of you, @LauraBeth

Cuilin I‘ve been listening to her talks and books on audio and doing some necessary rumblings myself. 2y
saresmoore @Cuilin It‘s such good stuff. I love the way she presents the material as descriptive rather than prescriptive. Have you listened to either of her podcasts? She did an interview with Sarah Lewis on Dare to Lead that was powerful. 2y
Cuilin I haven‘t checked out the podcast. Where will I find them? I have audible and Spotify. I‘m listening to Dare to Lead now. @saresmoore (edited) 2y
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LauraBeth Awww - thanks, friend 😘❤️ 2y
Cuilin @saresmoore thank you 🙏 2y
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The Hearing Trumpet | Leonora Carrington
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“I am never lonely, Galahad. Or rather I never suffer from loneliness. I suffer much from the idea that my loneliness might be taken away from me by a lot of mercilessly well-meaning people...”

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Not sure how to feel about how much I‘m relating to Marian. 🤨 This book is endlessly quotable!

vivastory Yes! "Mercilessly well-meaning people". So perfectly stated! 2y
batsy Same, Sara. So much same. 2y
BarbaraBB I know what you mean. And indeed so quotable 🤍 2y
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BookwormM I soooo relate to that quote 2y
KVanRead Same! 2y
Suet624 Yup. I nodded my head when I read this. 2y
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Sisters who read together...

AmyG So sweet 💕 2y
TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 2y
kspenmoll Adorable!!! 2y
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Cathythoughts Lovely girls 💕💕 2y
vivastory Love this pic! 2y
BarbaraBB Perfect picture ❤️❤️ 2y
Centique Oh my lord that is CUTE! 😍 2y
JennyM ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
GingerAntics 🥰🥰🥰 that is so freakin‘ adorable!!! 2y
MaureenMc 😍☺️💕 2y
Kalalalatja They are getting so big! ❤️ 2y
Bookzombie So cute!!! 2y
LeahBergen Ohhhh! ❤️❤️ 2y
batsy This made my day 💖💖 2y
valeriegeary I can't. This is too cute. 😍 2y
ValerieAndBooks 😍 !! 2y
Moray_Reads They're both getting so big! 😍😍 2y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads I can hardly believe it! Admittedly, this past year has been like a neverending Twilight Zone episode, but it still surprises me how quickly they‘re growing while I‘m not aging at all! 🙃 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore My body is definitely super-speeding into middle age. The aches and pains of sitting around all day are unbelievable! My nephew turned 1 last week and I can't believe it's been a year already 2y
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This. Book. I got about 100 pages in a few years ago, but had to put it down as I was not prepared for the revelation it was bringing. But now, my body is ready, and I am learning so much that is enriching and enlightening all of my prior study of psychology and the brain. FASCINATING

Bookwomble Besel van der Kolk is brilliant. I'm trying to persuade my manager to fund me for his online training, but looking like I'll end up paying for it myself! I'm glad to hear you're finding it helpful 💗 2y
Lindy The right book at the right time. ❤️🤗 2y
saresmoore @Bookwomble 🤞that you‘ll come by the funds! I am now going to look up this training—thank you for mentioning it! 2y
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saresmoore @Lindy It‘s some kind of magic! ✨ 2y
Apostcardlife Ooh thanks for this! That's been on my TBR for a while now! 2y
youneverarrived This book helped me immensely. I felt the same when I read it a couple of years ago. 2y
Megabooks Yes! I read this earlier this month, and it was difficult but revelation to me! 2y
EKonrad This book was such an important read for me. So helpful! 2y
paytanmal i have found myself trying to read this book through 100 times. it‘s so well written & reveals a lot but there is so many triggers in it. definitely a great healing book but the only way to heal is to grow/go through it. def need to try again! 2y
Suet624 This sounds powerful. 2y
saresmoore @paytanmal It is tough to get through, just like residual trauma! But, you‘re right, it‘s so worth doing the work to heal. ♥️ 2y
saresmoore @youneverarrived Yes, so helpful. But I have to take it in small doses. 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 It is forcing some things to the surface and into my reality that I had been ignoring/forgetting. But I think if I let it work on me, I‘ll be able to help a lot of others with the wisdom gained. Also, science! Research! It‘s a wonderfully rich work, to be sure. 2y
Suet624 That sounds fascinating. Now you've got me wondering if I'm willing and ready to explore. 2y
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The Hearing Trumpet | Leonora Carrington
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I have laughed out loud three times in the span of reading the first five pages. #NYRBBookClub

“Indeed I do have a short grey beard which conventional people would find repulsive. Personally I find it rather gallant.”

vivastory 😂😂Such a great book. I'm so thrilled that NYRB has brought her back into print. She was always one of my favorite figures associated with the surrealist movement 2y
saresmoore @vivastory I feel a deep dive coming on! 2y
vivastory @saresmoore I remember also enjoying 2y
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GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 2y
daena Ha! Loved that line. It‘s one of so many... 2y
daena @vivastory I plan on moving right to that one after this! 2y
BarbaraBB Sounds good! I had never even heard of her before our vote...🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
vivastory @daena I look forward to your thoughts on it! @batsy just gave it a very thoughtful review 👍 2y
LeahBergen Oh, good!! You‘ve made me look forward to starting now. 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
batsy I haven't started but I'm looking forward! That impish humour comes through in Down Below, too, in lines like, "I wondered who would help someone, dressed in a bed sheet and a pencil, to get to Madrid". @vivastory @daena 2y
Cathythoughts Sounds good. Lovely picture 💫 2y
youneverarrived Same 😂 I‘ve only read a few pages but I hope the humour continues 2y
KVanRead Me too! I‘m loving the humor so far!! 2y
Suet624 Getting ready to start this one today. Glad to hear it‘ll make me chuckle. 2y
Suet624 Ahh!! You neglected to mention it was a quote from a woman! LOL. 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 Right? Marian is a hoot! 2y
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Busy Babies | Amy Schwartz
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I‘ve taken an unintentional Litsy hiatus because #lifeandreasons, but I‘m back and happy to be here with my favorite reading friends! Looking forward to #trollopeing to Barchester Towers and going on a wild ride with the #NYRBBookClub and Leonora Carrington. 🥰🥳

BarbaraBB Good to see you back! And your wonderful kids 🤍😘 2y
AmyG Adorable ❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant Wonderful seeing you back! Lovely picture. 2y
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readordierachel Welcome back! Great photo ❤ 2y
Libby1 Hello, @saresmoore ! So happy to see you! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
Leftcoastzen Always a pleasure to have you here! Adorable cuteness! 2y
Crazeedi Looks like you had a good reason to concentrate on little sweethearts!! 🥰💞 2y
vivastory What a wonderful pic!! Glad to see you back. 2y
batsy Welcome back! And could they get any cuter?? 😍 2y
Kalalalatja Great pic, and great to have you back! 2y
marleed Oh so sweet - welcome back! 2y
KVanRead Wonderful as always to see those busy babies! Thanks for brightening my day 😊 Welcome back!! 2y
Redwritinghood Welcome back! 2y
Jas16 Welcome back! 2y
LeahBergen Hello hello!! Those sweet girlies! 💖💖💖 2y
rubyslippersreads Welcome back! Adorable photo! ♥️ 2y
TrishB Hi ♥️ lovely pic 2y
Reggie Welcome back! 2y
CarolynM Lovely photo😍 Glad you're back. 2y
Suet624 I have such a yearning to give that little one a big squeeze. 2y
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The True Deceiver | Tove Jansson
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#whoops #babybrain #nyrbbookclub 😆😴🤷‍♀️

Suet624 Whoops.
2y
BarbaraBB Haha, #babybrains 😉. I‘m sure you can find someone to share that extra copy with. It‘s so good ❄️🤍 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm 😄 I can assure you, you‘re not alone! 2y
Cathythoughts Been there 🙄😂 2y
saresmoore @BarbaraBB It is a great book! I‘m looking forward to the discussion. 2y
vivastory 😂 There's been a couple of months where I ordered the book & later realized I already had a copy on my shelves 2y
Centique How are you going Sara? Sending you and your lovely family best wishes 💕 2y
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The True Deceiver | Tove Jansson
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I am LOVING our #NYRBBookClub pick for this month. The photo is just for you, Michele. Our Clara-girl is blowing so many zerberts for you! 🥰

batsy ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB Aw ♥️ 2y
Leftcoastzen 🥰🥰🥰So adorable! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Awww❤️ 2y
Megabooks Beautiful! 💜 2y
BarbaraBB So cute 🤍 2y
marleed She so cute! 2y
LeahBergen Little darling!! 💗💗💗 2y
MicheleinPhilly Oh thank you, Clara. Blowing them right back at you, kid. 😘🥰 2y
Kalalalatja What a lovely little thing 😍 2y
Reviewsbylola She‘s adorable! I really liked this month‘s pick too. 2y
Reggie Oh my goodness! So cute! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Aww 😍!! 2y
merelybookish Those cheeks! 😍 2y
Suet624 Oh gosh. Just adorable. 2y
sarahbarnes 😍😍😍 2y
sisilia Adorable! 2y
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The Heart of Learning | Lawrence Williams
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I‘m enjoying my current view while soaking up yet another wonderfully rich book on learning & home education. It‘s a gloomy day here, but I love it.

MicheleinPhilly “Now how many of those are for me?” 2y
marleed Oh what a beautiful picture! 2y
AmyG Just so sweet. ❤️ 2y
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emilyhaldi Gloomy days are lovely when you have a cozy room like that! 2y
GingerAntics What a great view!!! 2y
BarbaraBB It looks peaceful and full of anticipation! Enjoy! 2y
Freespirit Gorgeous room❤️ 2y
KVanRead Best view ever! 2y
LeahBergen Someone‘s eyeing the presents! 💗 2y
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s a lovely view ❤️ 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly 😂 That‘s perfect! 2y
batsy What a gorgeous space, Sara! And she's got her eye on the prize 😁😍 2y
LauraBeth One of the best things in life is a baby‘s first Christmas ❤️ 2y
Suet624 What a beautiful home you have, Sara. Merry Christmas. 2y
Moray_Reads Hope you and the family had a lovely Christmas xx 2y
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2020: the year I kicked panic disorder‘s ass, had a bébé, and drafted a whole damn book. It‘s been a helluva year and it makes me very cursey, but there have been some awesome things to come out of it. I‘m feeling thankful and full and ready for a new year, please, very much.

alisiakae 💞🙌🏽 2y
CaliforniaCay ❤🧡💛 2y
BiblioLitten Such a positive note! 💕 (I love a Moira Rose reference😁) 2y
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saresmoore @BiblioLitten She is simply the best! 😄 2y
vivastory You're such an inspiration, Sara! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you via Litsy & I couldn't be happier than to see this. 👏 2y
Moray_Reads Congratulations, Sarah. Considering everything that's been happening in 2020 these achievements are even more impressive! Love to you and all the family 2y
vivastory @Moray_Reads This is so true. I really feel like at the end of the year all of us who survived this dumpster fire of a year deserve a massive round of applause 2y
BarbaraBB You made it all happen yourself, you can be so proud! And your positivity and your smile are the best! 💕 2y
Megabooks So happy for you!! 👏🏻💙💙 2y
Cathythoughts Well done ✨ 2y
emilyhaldi Quite impressive achievements for the year 2020!! ❤️ 2y
AmyG You are awesome! 🙌🏻 2y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads Thank you, friend! My love to you and yours during this special season. Will you be able to spend some time with family or will it have to be virtual this year? 2y
saresmoore @vivastory Aw, shucks! Thank you, Scott! 2y
saresmoore @BarbaraBB Oh, thank you, friend! You brought tears to my eyes! 💗 2y
saresmoore @Megabooks @Cathythoughts @emilyhaldi @AmyG Thank you, all, for sharing in my joy! 💓 2y
MicheleinPhilly This is just delightful on so many levels. Much ❤️ to you and yours my gorgeous friend! 😘 2y
saresmoore A shoutout to @micheleinphilly because I don't think I could have done it without Pickles and pickles!! And also @LauraBeth because, friend, you are an inspiration and I can't thank you enough for your words that helped me open my heart to what life had in store. 2y
jmtrivera You're amazing. Congrats! 💜 2y
KVanRead Amazing 😍😍😍 2y
LeahBergen Woohoo!! 👏🏻👏🏻 I‘m so happy for you, my friend! 😘😘 2y
LauraBeth @saresmoore literally just made me cry! Back at you - you‘re one of my favorite people ❤️❤️ 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore we are allowed to meet family over the Christmas period but it's only 3 households per “bubble“. I'm not seeing them in person so that my parents/brother, my sister's family and my other brother can get all together. It's tough since I've only seen them once this year but it makes sense as they're all in the same area. I'll stay in Edinburgh with my partner and we'll see his family in Boxing Day. How is your Christmas looking? 2y
Kalalalatja That is so wonderful to hear! 💕 2y
MaureenMc Outstanding! 🙌 2y
Bookzombie Awesome! 💗💗💗 2y
wordslinger42 That is amazing!!! 2y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads Oh, that is such a tough call! I am glad to know that you won‘t be alone, though. This year is going to be really hard for so many. My mom was the last of my immediate family to move to Wilmington in March, so we‘ve all been isolating together and will be able to do some gatherings for Christmas. 2y
Jas16 ❤️🙌🏽❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain You‘re incredible! 🥰 2y
ValerieAndBooks Love this post 💖!! And I think Clara is taking after her dad in looks 😊 2y
batsy You absolutely rock, Sara. I admire you tremendously! And this picture is gorgeous. Love to you and your family 💗 2y
saresmoore @ValerieAndBooks It‘s funny you say that because, in this particular photo, she looks almost identical to some of his baby pictures! 2y
saresmoore @batsy Thank you, friend. ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
readordierachel Yay for all of this! 2y
britt_brooke Love everything about this especially those baby cheeks! 😍 2y
saresmoore @britt_brooke Her cheeks are epic! 2y
Centique You are a superstar! 🌟🌟🌟 That is a huge lot of things to accomplish, let alone in one year. Give yourself many pats in the back 💕 2y
Suet624 So much love for this post. You inspire so many of us, Sara. Best wishes to you. 2y
valeriegeary That is a Year! 🙌🏻👑🥂 2y
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Tun-huang | Yasushi Inoue
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“During the third battle, Hsing-te was wounded and regained consciousness only as the wounds were being dressed by a comrade. He had no recollection of being struck. Probably it had happened after he had fainted. From these experiences, he came to the conclusion that going to battle was not so hard after all. After shooting his stones, he was free to faint or do anything else, leaving the rest to fate.”

saresmoore I can‘t imagine this approach to life, let alone war (!!), but it says a lot about our main character. 2y
vivastory Agreed. The way he described the soldiers being tied down to their horses & occasionally horses would return with dead soldiers in the saddle. So grim, but he relayed it in a detached fatalistic tone 2y
saresmoore @vivastory The Hunting Gun reflects that total unsentimentality, too. I don‘t know what it is about his writing style, but it really works for me. 2y
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saresmoore Whoops, forgot to tag #NYRBBookClub 2y
vivastory Same here. I just added Hunting Gun to my TBR. This one is one of my faves that our group has read. 2y
saresmoore @vivastory Not to enable your book buying, but there is a lovely little Pushkin Press edition of The Hunting Gun. 😁 2y
batsy Yes! I was really struck by this passage and sentiment, too. 2y
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I‘ve fired up the spreadsheet and started planning for 2021. Two reading challenges for the coming year sounds just about right, as I will be homeschooling my two tweens, nursing the bébé, and working on writing a book of my own. ? I am looking forward to it! #Booked2021 #POPSUGARreadingchallenge

batsy If anyone can do it, Sara, you can 👊🏽💗 2y
saresmoore @batsy Thank you, Suba! That‘s what I need to hear! 2y
Cinfhen Echoing @batsy 💚💚💚and are the girls really tweens ??? How‘s that possible?!?!?!?!! 2y
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saresmoore @Cinfhen I don‘t even know how it happened! Lucy turns 12 in January and Elliott will be (a very mature) 10 in February. We‘re giving Lucy her first phone... 😭 I think Charlie Brown expresses my sentiments about this perfectly: Good grief. 2y
MaureenMc Wow! 👊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad to hear you‘re jumping in #booked2021! It sounds like your life is super calm and you should be done with all the books by about April. LOL. 🤓 2y
LauraBeth Meanwhile I‘m over here without two tweens, no baby, and not writing a book and I‘m like, “I don‘t know - not sure I can commit to a reading challenge...” 😂 2y
saresmoore @LauraBeth Yeah, but you‘re good at boundaries and priorities. I‘m notoriously the queen of “overpromise & underdeliver.” 😆🙃 2y
LauraBeth @saresmoore It‘s adorable that you think I‘m good at boundaries 😂 2y
saresmoore @LauraBeth 🤣 I think you might be one of my favorite people. 2y
Suet624 I appreciate your optimism. 2y
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I don‘t think I can do the tagged story collection justice with a review. Suffice it to say, it immediately made my 2020 favorites list. I want to write like Deesha Philyaw when I grow up. So. Good. (Photo completely unrelated, but too adorable not to share!)

vivastory This picture 😂😂 I'd been curious about that book. I almost ordered it earlier & you just sold me 💯 2y
null000 Love your shirt! 2y
Reggie Clara! Great pic! 2y
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batsy Perfect! 😆❤️ 2y
zezeki Great photo!! 😄 2y
mklong Love the pic! And your shirt 😂 2y
Leftcoastzen What a great photo! Hugs to all in your family! 2y
saresmoore @vivastory I think you‘ll like it! 2y
saresmoore @readingwino Thank goodness for Etsy humor in these crazy times! 2y
saresmoore @Reggie Her personality is really starting to shine. It is so fun! 2y
saresmoore @mklong Alexis & David really capture my true feelings about a lot of things, especially this pandemic. 😄 2y
Centique Echoing How Cute your girls are - and also Awesome shirt. 😍 Is that Alexis and David from Schitts Creek? 2y
saresmoore @Centique Yes! Schitt‘s Creek has been a little balm for my soul this year. ♥️ 2y
readordierachel Great photo! 2y
Suet624 Clara!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Centique Just popping onto an older post to say I‘m wishing you and your family all the best in the difficult and frightening times we find ourselves in. I hope you‘re doing okay and that your lovely family are all well 💕💕 Arohanui from New Zealand. 2y
saresmoore @Centique Paula, thank you! You are so kind & thoughtful! I hope you and yours are doing well, too! It is truly a bizarre and scary world right now. I‘m thankful for people like you who bring light & love into the heady darkness of it all. ♥️ 2y
BiblioLitten That tee is everything! 😍 Adorable picture🤩 2y
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This is how we all celebrate when there‘s a pandemic and we are just so tired from waiting for the outcome. BUT SO HAPPY! 💙💙💙

Moray_Reads CONGRATULATIONS! Oh my god, I'm so relieved for you, for us all ❤️ 2y
Leftcoastzen Nice to see your smiling faces !💙 2y
Ruthiella 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 2y
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Bookwomble Well done USA! From a very relieved world 😄 2y
UwannaPublishme What a beautiful family photo! 🎉🙌🏻💙💙💙 2y
Karisa 💃💃💃🗽🗽🗽🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳 2y
LeahBergen Yessss!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Sace 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 2y
Chrissyreadit 🙌💙🥳🎉🥳💙🙌🎉❣️❣️💙🙌🥳 2y
Caroline2 ❤️😉 2y
vivastory I love this picture. 👏 2y
Oryx 💙💙💙 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 😍 2y
Reggie 💙💙💙 2y
squirrelbrain Wonderful pic! And great news! 💙 2y
AmyG Your girls have a new role model in our amazing VP elect! 🙌🏻👊🏻💙 2y
SamAnne Yes! 2y
KVanRead Soooo happy!! Love seeing all of the beautiful happy faces. 🎉🤗🥳 2y
TrishB Awww 💜💜 lovely pic 🎉🎉🥂🥂 2y
Megabooks Great family picture and 🎉🎉🎉🎉!! 2y
mklong Huzzah!! And what a lovely picture! 2y
bookishness Aussie here! Congratulations US!! 💙💙 2y
andrew61 And breathe, phew. Lovely photo, enjoy the moment. 2y
mrp27 💙💙 2y
Christine ❤️🤍💙 2y
BarbaraBB So happy for you and the future of your kids 💙💙 2y
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 2y
Bookzombie 💙💙💙 2y
sprainedbrain 💙💙💙💙💙 2y
Heideschrampf Congrats‘ 2y
Centique Such good news. I feel a weight lift and I‘m thousands of miles away! I can only imagine what it feels like for you and all my US friends 💕 2y
batsy ❤️ 2y
Suet624 So many happy tears. Such a relief. 2y
staci.reads 💙💙💙 2y
britt_brooke Look how cute y‘all are! 💙💙💙 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Well, this book was much more intense AND better written than I expected. It was a bit triggering and dark, but I thought it was well executed. Moriarty kept me guessing and turning pages throughout the book. I finished it up tonight as we watched early election coverage together as a family. It is just STRESSFUL, this whole crazy world in the last four years, and the tagged book turned out to be rather stress-inducing, too. 😑

LeahBergen I‘m watching from here in Canada! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I am stressing here in Canada. Going to try to sleep but I‘m not that hopeful. 🙁 2y
KVanRead Stress is what‘s happening here In this house too! Gotta remind myself to breathe and be patient and pace ourselves. It‘s gonna be a long one. 2y
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readordierachel I really like the HBO adaptation of this. (Hang in there 💙) 2y
Centique You have such a beautiful family 😍 Fingers crossed for you all 💕💕 2y
saresmoore @readordierachel You, too! ♥️ It doesn‘t get easier, does it? 2y
saresmoore @Centique Thank you, friend! ♥️ 2y
kspenmoll Lovely family photo! 2y
Suet624 The wait was unbearable. Love your family photo. ❤️ 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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“Isn‘t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive—it‘s such an interesting world.”

I‘d say Anne pretty well exemplifies that enthusiasm, even if she does match it with melancholy.

Love this game, Kristine! #litfortunecookie

Anyone else want to play?

saresmoore Oh, I didn‘t scroll through and see that @Ruthiella already tagged Anne! See my last post for my excuse for being in a brain fog. 😂 2y
KVanRead Anne‘s enthusiasm is garnering enthusiasm! Love it! And you have the sweetest possible reason for brain fog.😍 2y
Ruthiella Anne is such a perfect example though! 😀 2y
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LeahBergen I thought of Anne, too! 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen Great minds and all... 😁👯‍♀️ 2y
BarbaraJean Matched with melancholy indeed—the highest heights and the depths of despair! I love Anne! 2y
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Panda Pants | Jacqueline Davies
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Fell asleep reading again. 😴

MicheleinPhilly That‘s okay. I will wake her up as I gobble her cheeks! 🥰 2y
MsMelissa Awww ☺️ 2y
KVanRead The sweetest 🥰 2y
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Texreader That‘s me! 🤣🤣 what a precious little boo boo! 👻 2y
saresmoore @Texreader Right? Me, too! 😁 2y
Devilspawnxxx Awww!!🥺💕 2y
AmyG Ha! She is all of us. ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Me, every night. 😆 2y
saresmoore If it wasn‘t so complicated to make midnight bathroom trips, I‘d sleep in footed pajamas, too. 🙃 2y
batsy Big mood! (Also, cheeks! ❤️) 2y
ValerieAndBooks Aww! Is that a hint of red in her hair 😍? 2y
saresmoore @ValerieAndBooks Just a hint! It certainly runs in the family! 😄 2y
kspenmoll So sweet!!!! 2y
Suet624 Oh gosh. So yummy she is. 2y
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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I loved this book because of its protagonist & narrator. It‘s an excellent character study and the storyline takes a backseat to the quintessentially American Sally Jay‘s musings and antics as a young expat in 1950‘s Paris. Dundy shows us a scrapbook of a particular time & place, adding her own embellishments and creating a muddled narrative of tangible experiences and blurred memories. I found it to be hilarious and unique. #NYRBBookClub

saresmoore Baby Clara is channeling Sally Jay‘s exhibitionism. 😆 2y
AceOnRoam She's so cute. Those knees 🤩 2y
saresmoore @AceOnRoam I know, right? Baby knees are the best! 2y
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KVanRead Great review and thankful as always for baby pic. Nothing cuter than baby belly 😊 2y
GingerAntics Is she trying to get you to blow bubbles on her tummy? 🥰🥰🥰 What a cutie!!! The book sounds intriguing, too. 2y
LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to starting this one (and blow on that baby belly for me!!). 2y
Leftcoastzen She is so adorable!Hope you are doing well , she‘s glorious! 2y
batsy Lovely review! And I can't stand how adorable Clara is! Must... pinch... cheeks 😍😍 2y
andrew61 Great review ,read it last year and loved it. A photo to brighten everyone's day ,thank you 😊 2y
Suet624 I‘m looking forward to starting the book. What an adorable baby. 🥰🥰 2y
MicheleinPhilly Zerbert time!!! 2y
Centique Awww all the cute! And your comment cracked me up! 😂😂 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly I always pass on your zerberts and her reaction is hilarious! She wriggles, shakes her head, and opens her eyes wide in something like shock. 😳 Every time! 2y
saresmoore @andrew61 Thank you! I remember you liking the book, so I was ready to enjoy it. 😊 2y
saresmoore @batsy My children have all had very pinchable baby cheeks! 2y
MicheleinPhilly ☺️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m loving all these baby pictures! Clara is so adorable 😍 2y
Moray_Reads What a cute tummy! 2y
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Is anyone doing #NaNoWriMo next month? Is there already a Litsy group or shall I create one? #unrelatedbabyphoto

rabbitprincess It‘s Super Baby! 2y
Cinfhen She‘s adorable 😍 who can write with such a wonderful distraction?!! 2y
BookBelle84 I'd join the group! 2y
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AmyG What a cutie! 2y
llwheeler I think I'm going to do it unofficially, maybe with half the word goal... For the group, maybe @TK-421 knows? There's a discord group with some of us who wanted a place to chat after nano Camp ended, let me know if you want an invite to that 2y
dylanisreading I'd definitely join if you create one! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading More baby photos please! ❤️ 2y
GingerAntics I‘m doing it. I think I have an idea now, too. I need to find some time to do some prep at some point, I think. I didn‘t plan at all last year and it went really badly. I second @Prairiegirl_reading‘s motion as well. It‘s impossible not to smile at baby photos!!! 2y
Chrissyreadit Adorable Smiling baby in front of bookshelf? Yes please! 2y
BarbaraBB I don‘t know what nanowrimo means but I love the photo 🥰 2y
KVanRead Beautiful photo 👶❤️ i always think of doing it then always chicken out. Maybe a Litsy group is the push I need. Please tag me if you form one.😊 2y
TK-421 @saresmoore @Bianca @BookBelle84 @KVanRead and anyone else interested: The Litsy writing group I started in April is still open and has room for six more writers. If anyone wants an invitation to join, please let me know! And as @llwheeler mentioned, there‘s a Discord group too! 2y
LeahBergen Beautiful photo! 💖💖💖💖 2y
saresmoore @TK-421 Yes, please, I‘d love an invite! 2y
saresmoore @BarbaraBB Thank you! National Novel Writing Month happens every November as an online community of writers who attempt to write 50,000 words in a month. It‘s a fun way to get out a first draft of a book! 2y
TK-421 @saresmoore Is your Nano name the same as here on Litsy? 2y
saresmoore @TK-421 Oh, yes, it is! Totally forgot to mention it! 2y
TK-421 @saresmoore Invite sent! 2y
BarbaraBB That is cool. And very stimulating I think to do it together. I didn‘t know you write! 2y
Suet624 She‘s so big already! 2y
kspenmoll She is growing up with us!!! 2y
valeriegeary Oh my goodness! Why am I just now seeing all these cute pictures of your new little! I need to get on litsy more often. ❤️ Did you end up doing NaNo this year? 2y
saresmoore @valeriegeary I did do NaNo and won! I went for nonfiction this year and think there might be about 5,000 words of not-crap in there somewhere. 😅 How is your writing life? 2y
valeriegeary @saresmoore who hoo! I did NaNo this year too. Fiction, though. First time winner! I haven't figured out yet how much crap is in there but probably too much. 😬 I'm writing a lot these days. Though publishing for me is a bit stalled at the moment as sometimes happens. I'm hoping for something interesting to happen with all that soon. In the meantime, I just keep laying down the words. 😄 2y
saresmoore @valeriegeary Oh, that‘s awesome! I‘m sorry to hear about the stall on publishing. That‘s the piece that intimidates the heck out of me. But I love that it‘s a season to keep writing! I (selfishly) am very pleased to hear it. 😁 2y
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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My current (delightful) view is a sleeping baby and a great book. I‘m loving Sally Jay and Dundy‘s meandering, vivid writing style. I plan to do NaNoWriMo next month and I‘m finding this book to be very inspiring!

I look forward to the discussion for #NYRBBookClub this month.

BiblioLitten A truly delightful view! 🥰 2y
GingerAntics Such a cutie!!! 🥰🥰🥰 Is NaNo really next month already?! I‘ve got to get thinking of ideas. 2y
dylanisreading Lovely view! I'm planning to do NaNoWriMo as well. 2y
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BarbaraBB 😍💕 2y
batsy Precious lil one 😍 I haven't started this yet but I love that it's inspiring you where your own writing is concerned. Books like that are the best. 2y
saresmoore @Bianca Woohoo! Best of luck to you! 2y
saresmoore @GingerAntics I‘m going full Pantser this time. I will most likely produce something either appalling or abysmal, but at least I‘ll have spent a whole month writing! 2y
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 that‘s what I did last year and it went really badly. Luckily I named my project “Random Outbursts” because that‘s exactly what happened. A bit of this story, a bit of that. It was madness. I didn‘t like not having any direction at all. I think I‘ve got an idea now, though. 2y
saresmoore I love it! I will be satisfied with a collection of random outbursts this year. I think I will be satisfied with rambling as long as it‘s 50k words worth of rambling! 2y
QuintusMarcus I tried to like this, and thought it was boring. Maybe I should try it again. 2y
saresmoore @QuintusMarcus It does have some pacing issues, but when I started to get bored, I read the intro (no spoilers) and had a new appreciation for it. It‘s really a character study and a snapshot of a specific time, place, and subculture. The plot does thicken, too. 2y
ReadingEnvy This is one of those cheer up books for me! 2y
saresmoore @ReadingEnvy I can certainly see why—it was so fun to read! 2y
Suet624 All these baby pics are making me rethink the possibility of offering to babysit a little one. Gracie is almost 3 now, the Captain is 7. Time goes so quickly. 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 I can‘t believe it! I‘m actually thankful for being cooped up from the pandemic because I feel free to savor every last minute with this miraculous baby while she‘s still squishy. But as to your babysitting again, I think the way you‘ve come back into your empowered sense of identity through activism & involvement while also owning your grandmotherly role is BEAUTIFUL. Whatever gives you life is worthwhile, but you will always be so much 2y
saresmoore ...more to the world and to those you love than a babysitter! ♥️♥️♥️ Thinking of you in this fall season. 🍂🥰 2y
Suet624 Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to me. 2y
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Everywhere Babies | Susan Meyers
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Clara‘s doing some light reading today.

GingerAntics 🥰🥰🥰 she‘s a very attentive little reader!!! 2y
dylanisreading She's beautiful! 2y
Jas16 Love this picture so much! 2y
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LeahBergen Look at that alert little face! 💖 2y
batsy Her little face ❤️❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja I can‘t even 😍😍 2y
saresmoore @GingerAntics Her attention span is impressive for one so young. When I wear a high contrast striped shirt, she is captivated for several minutes! 😆 2y
saresmoore @jas16 Thank you! ♥️ 2y
saresmoore @Bianca @LeahBergen @batsy @Kalalalatja Isn‘t she just the squishiest? 🥰 2y
Megabooks 😍😍😍 2y
GingerAntics Wow, already? Sheesh. That really is impressive. I have this mental image of her just hypnotised by your shirt now. 😂🥰 2y
BookwormM So cute 2y
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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I‘m thoroughly enjoying this book and Clara is thoroughly enjoying being adorable. 🥰 #NYRBBookClub #bookandbaby

BiblioLitten She‘s absolutely adorable!! 🥰🥰 2y
LeahBergen The cuteness! 💞💞💞 2y
Lcsmcat Awww! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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squirrelbrain So cute! ❤️ 2y
Moray_Reads I'm surprised you can tear yourself away, even for a book 😍 2y
BookwormM Cutie 💕💕 2y
marleed She just a little bit of everything perfect! 2y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads It really is tough to want to do anything other than coo & snuggle with her. The laundry pile is impressive! 2y
Cinfhen Awwwwwww, my heart is melting 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 2y
MicheleinPhilly I would blow so many zerberts on those cheeks. 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly You should see the other cheeks! 😍 They blow zerberts of their own, though. 😆 2y
xicanti Clara‘s really nailing it on the adorability front. Good job, kid! 2y
kspenmoll What a cutie!!! ❤️ 2y
GingerAntics She‘s getting so big!!! She‘s doing a great job at being adorable!!! 2y
MaureenMc 😍 2y
Bookzombie She is so cute! 💗 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I love her expression ❤️ 2y
KVanRead She‘s no dud 🤗 2y
Cathythoughts 💕💕💕 2y
ValerieAndBooks What a cutie 😍! 2y
Lindy 🤗 2y
TrishB Awww, lovely ❤️ 2y
vivastory Too adorable!! 2y
Suet624 😍😍😍 2y
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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I‘m about to start reading for this month‘s #NYRBBookClub in my little sanctuary, aka the closet nursery. I‘m also sunning out diaper stains next to some apt embroidery art. 😄

LeahBergen 😆😆 Love the embroidery! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen Seriously. Maybe my next tattoo? 🤔 2y
Cinfhen Awesome photo 💕 2y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Ooh I love you for using cloth 😍 2y
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly Definitely 😂 2y
Aims42 LOL, this is a great pic. Made me chuckle 😆 2y
saresmoore @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I was on the fence about it at first, but I‘m so glad I went for cloth this time around! It has been a really (surprisingly) wonderful experience. 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly Absolutely yes. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Love that embroidery 😁. 2y
Cathythoughts I gave this too & looking forward to reading 2y
BiblioLitten That embroidery 😍😄 2y
dottie.floating.on.words Love that embroidery!! 2y
vivastory That embroidery 😂😂 2y
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Princeless: Save yourself | Jeremy Whitley
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Sister reading time. 💕

KristenDuck Well this is adorable!! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm ❤️❤️ 2y
Cupcake12 Precious photo 📷❤️ 2y
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jennbee So sweet! 2y
Megabooks 💕💕💕 2y
Wordsling This is such a lovely photo 2y
batsy I love this ❤️❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely 💕💕💕 2y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
KVanRead 💓💓💓💓 2y
she.reads.alot ❤️❤️ 2y
GingerAntics 🥰🥰🥰 2y
BarbaraBB So sweet! It looks like you‘ve got everything under control 😀❤️ 2y
Hooked_on_books The baby does not appear to have a book. What are you waiting for? 😉😆 2y
readordierachel 💕💕 2y
Bookzombie 💗💗 2y
saresmoore @Hooked__on__books 😂 Her sisters read to her all the time and show her the pictures. It‘s so sweet, but I‘m like, “You know she can‘t actually see that yet, right?” 2y
saresmoore @BarbaraBB Not in the least! But I practice a lot of mindfulness, so I‘m okay with it. 😂 2y
BarbaraBB Really? That is so funny, I‘ve always considered you the perfect, calm, all under control mother! ❤️ 2y
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This book is an excellent inspiration for simple painting projects inspired by the work of current artists. My kids tend to take the projects to the next level. 😆

#schoolofsmoores #homeschool

Cinfhen Hey, Mama!!!! So nice to see the girls!!!!!! How‘s the newest member of the family???? How are you???? 2y
Lindy Looks like lots of creative fun. 😊 2y
Bookwomble I like the skull your daughter is painting - is this getting ready for Halloween, or just a natural gothic affinity? 😊💀 2y
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Cathythoughts Brilliant ✨💕 2y
LeahBergen ❤️💙❤️💙 2y
saresmoore @Bookwomble It is a natural affinity! She knows more about bats, snakes, plagues, and death than any other nine-year-old I know. ☠️ She also loves babies & kittens and has invented a hilarious persona of a snarky old woman, named Auntie Mia, who calls everyone “Dearie.” She‘s a complex individual. 😆 2y
saresmoore @Lindy If we lived anywhere near you, I‘d be begging for a chance for us all to sit at the feet of your creative curiosity. You inspire me! ♥️ 2y
saresmoore @Cinfhen We are all doing really well, though we are missing time with friends. Clara is an absolute gem and we all adore her chubby cheeks and baby squeals. Life is hard work, but so, so good! How are you, sweet friend? 2y
Lindy @saresmoore That‘s so sweet of you to say. I would welcome you and your girls, as long as nobody steps on my broken toes. I‘m hobbling slowly these days. 2y
saresmoore @Lindy I‘m sorry to hear that! It‘s amazing how much such a small part of the body can slow you down so much. 2y
Lindy @saresmoore Yes, it‘s both big toes. Turns out they play an important role in balance when walking. It‘s been two weeks, so healing is happening. 2y
TrishB Gorgeous inspiring pic ❤️ I‘m in awe how you fit it all in. 2y
Cinfhen I‘m in awe of all you do too 🙌🏻Baby squeals sound wonderful 🥰we‘re well, missing family SO MUCH 😢 2y
britt_brooke Love this! Such creative little ladies. And my paint bin looks identical. 😂 2y
saresmoore @britt_brooke Of course it does! 😂 2y
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I‘m loving this history timeline picture book. It‘s told from the perspective of a boy who finds history boring, so his teacher gives him a magical notebook that transports him to different times in the past. There are interesting facts and profiles of famous people and it is, refreshingly, not a whitewashed version of history. And the illustrations are beautiful!

#schoolofsmoores #homeschool

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This year, on the first day of homeschool, my older girls woke up to a letter from the esteemed headmistress (baby Clara) of S‘Moores School of Innovation & Inquiry, inviting them to enter the parallel world of a boarding school where “magic is in the mind.” They were each placed in a house named for a famous woman innovator (Grace Hopper & Temple Grandin) and began their journey of imaginative exploration for a new school year. 👇

tpixie I‘d love to send my grandchildren to your school! Awesomeness!! 2y
saresmoore They each designed a house crest and came up with a motto based on the qualities they share with the remarkable woman for whom their designated house was named. Two things are clear: Harry Potter informs our family mythos and I have a lot of fun with homeschool... maybe too much. 😆 2y
saresmoore @tpixie It‘s so much fun! 2y
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Heideschrampf That‘s such an amazing idea! So thoughtful ❤️ 2y
KVanRead Wow, that is absolutely fantastic!!! 👏 2y
tpixie @saresmoore you deserve a trophy 🏆 congratulations on working hard to show how learning can be fun! Your girls will treasure this forever!! Yes! Harry potter has left a big impact on us all! 2y
TrishB How cool 😁 we‘re sat here watching HP at the mo and my daughter‘s 19!! 2y
Hollie You‘re awesome @saresmoore ♥️ 2y
LeahBergen I wanna come over for some of your homeschooling!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Linsy Oh my gosh, I love this!!! Never too much, your girls are so lucky!! 🥰 2y
GingerAntics What an adorable and fun idea!!! Plus, that name. I know it‘s a play on your last name, but it still sounds yummy!!! (edited) 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This is the best. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Centique This is SO COOL! 😍 2y
Nute So cool! What a fantastic way to motivate and inspire young minds! I like it! Accolades to you!🙌🏽 2y
Kalalalatja This sounds amazing! 🙌 2y
batsy This is so fab! Sara, you're brilliant 😘 2y
saresmoore @batsy I dunno about brilliant, but if that‘s true, it takes one to know one! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
saresmoore @TrishB Yes! ♥️ It never gets old! 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen You know you‘re always welcome! And fortunately our school exists in a parallel world so there‘s no Trump here. 🤪🙃 2y
GingerAntics No Trump there?! I wanted to get sorted before, but now I REALLY want to get sorted...or sweep the floors, or whatever needs sweeping in this parallel world, or be a librarian, or a library book maybe!!! 2y
saresmoore @GingerAntics Next life goal: reincarnate as a library book 2y
GingerAntics @saresmoore right? It‘d be a pretty cool life. 2y
Suet624 You‘re amazing. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wow 🤩!! 2y
BiblioLitten That‘s amazing! 🤩🤩 2y
Moray_Reads I'd love an honorary membership to what sounds like an absolutely wonderful school, mine did have houses named after women (former headmistresses) but this sounds much better. And congratulations on your new arrival, she's beautiful 😍 😍 2y
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Shakespeare's Secret | Elise Broach
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The new homeschool year is in full swing, as evidenced by the beautiful mess everywhere. We are studying early modern history, animals & evolution, and reading, memorizing, & learning all about Shakespeare. The tagged book is our first read-aloud and it is excellent—sort of a cozy mystery steeped in history and tween angst. There are some neat intergenerational friendships and commentary on social mores. Plus lots of cinnamon toast! 🤤

BarbaraBB It looks so cozy and happy! 😍 2y
Leftcoastzen Wow , super impressive! Hey , I want cinnamon toast! 2y
batsy I read this book and enjoyed it! This photo makes me so happy 💕 2y
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saresmoore @batsy I thought of you when I posted this! 🥰 2y
saresmoore @Leftcoastzen 😂 The power of suggestion! 2y
Suet624 I wish my grandkids could go to your school. 2y
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Well, I‘ve made it to Part Two. I had no idea what to expect, but I‘m glad to report that it‘s intense, hilarious, compulsively readable, and so seriously f*cked up. So.

LeahBergen It is, isn‘t it? 😂 2y
BarbaraBB Hi there! Good to see you and glad you are enjoying Bunny - sort of. The book discussion last week was great, if you‘re interested check #bunnyread. But I can imagine Clara is greater 💚 2y
rachelm Yesss enjoy 2y
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saresmoore @BarbaraBB Yes! I‘m really looking forward to the discussion! I‘m disappointed to have missed it live, but such is life. ♥️ 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen I kind of love it! 🙃 2y
batsy I found it compulsively readable, too! Now that it's over I missed being in its fucked up world. 2y
Cathythoughts Yes ! It‘s good 👍🏻 2y
saresmoore @batsy I think we‘re both suckers for the twisted secret lives of the intellectual elite. 2y
batsy @saresmoore That is accurate! 😆 2y
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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My hold *just* came in for this one, unfortunately not in time for the #bunnyread, but I‘m still excited to read it!

Side note: This is my accountability post to say that I will be prioritizing more of my own reading if it kills me!

TrishB Awww, enjoy, book and baby ❤️ 2y
rachelm 😍😍😍 2y
JennyM Cutie ❤️ 2y
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Caroline2 Beautiful bubba!!! 💖 2y
MicheleinPhilly Blow a zerbert on that belly for me! 2y
Butterfinger So sweet. 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly You know I will! 2y
batsy Precious! 😍 2y
KVanRead As long as you keep posting pictures of that sweet baby girl💗 2y
vivastory Making reading a priority is def important. Hope you enjoy the book! 2y
andrew61 Lovely pboto. After a long day she has put a smile on my face. 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕 2y
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Clara, after catching a glimpse of my TBR pile.

In other news, she‘s balding and growing chins like a tiny old man and it‘s hilarious. 😍

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣🥰🥰🥰 what a cutie!!! 2y
marleed She‘s as beautiful as her name! 2y
BiblioLitten 🥰🥰 2y
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Ruthiella You have a responsibility to your daughter to get that pile in order! 🤪😂😂😂 2y
Leftcoastzen 😄how adorable! 2y
SheReadsAndWrites 😂❤️ 2y
BookDragonNotWorm 😍😍😍 Too funny!!! 2y
Pageturner1 😆 2y
KarenUK Gorgeous 💕😍💕 2y
Cortg Sooooo cute! Congratulations! 2y
LeahBergen Awww! 💙💙💙 2y
CarolynM 😂😘😘 2y
sprainedbrain Omg! 😍😍😍😍 2y
BarbaraBB She is so cute 😍💝 2y
Reggie Hi Clara! 😄 2y
batsy Ahahaha that's so adorable 😍😘 2y
KVanRead Those cheeks!! 😍😍😍 She‘s adorable! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 😂 Hi Clara! 😍 You‘ll get used to it. 😉 2y
Kalalalatja Adorable! 😍 2y
BookwormM 🤣🤣great photo 2y
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖!!! 2y
Suet624 She looks like I feel. Thanks so much for letting us get to know her. 2y
vivastory 😂😂📚📚📚 2y
kspenmoll Sweetie! 😂😂 2y
tpixie Lol 😂 what a cute bundle ! 💗💗💗 2y
Centique Ohhh she is so cute. Love that astonished face! 😍 2y
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How to Read a Book | Kwame Alexander
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I‘m still not reading, but here‘s a picture of a new baby, one very happy daddy, and two smitten sisters.

Eggs Congratulations 👶🏼🥳👏🏻 2y
Leftcoastzen Awwww!yay!🎉🎉Congratulations 🎊 2y
Dreamichson You have a lovely family!! Congratulations! 2y
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zezeki What a lovely family! Congratulations! 🎉🎉 2y
tracey38 Aww, congratulations! What a sweet picture! 2y
merelybookish Beautiful family! 2y
LeahBergen Aww! 💕💕💕 And the (two big) girls are growing up so much! 😮 2y
jmtrivera Awwww! 2y
Christine ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful ❤️ 2y
batsy ❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja Adorable ❤️ 2y
BookwormM So sweet 2y
andrew61 Lovely photo ☺ 2y
CarolynM Such a lovely picture💕 2y
emilyhaldi Congratulations!! Beautiful fam 😍 2y
TrishB Gorgeous ♥️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks Love this 💖! 2y
Suet624 So much love to you all. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Bookwomble Aww, lovely picture of you all 😊👼🏻💝 2y
kspenmoll So happy! Lovely family! 💕💕 2y
tpixie All adorable! Congrats!! #FamilyLove #FutureLittens 💗💗💗🥳🥳🥳💗💗💗 2y
Nute Congratulations! A lovely photograph of your beautiful family!💕 2y
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Three Summers | Margarita Liberaki
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Dear current reads,

I‘ll get to you eventually.

Sincerely,
The Milk Maker 🐄

Caroline2 Ahhhhhhh, lovely. 😍 2y
Texreader Absolutely precious!! 😘❤️❤️❤️ 2y
KVanRead Precious babe 💕👶 2y
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Cathythoughts Adorable ✨ 2y
vivastory Afternoon nap sounds pretty good 😴 2y
britt_brooke So sweet! 🤩🦩 (edited) 2y
ValerieAndBooks 💖😍💖 2y
dainarmb Adorable! 🥰 2y
marleed Gorgeous and enjoy every second as a milk maker. My son was Daddy‘s boy since the day he was born. One day I fed him as his dad came home. He held tight to the breast but twisted his body crying for his dad. It was hilarious- even then. At that moment I was just his food source. ...But there‘s also when they are holding tight to the breast, look up, see you and with all the love in the world, smile big and get a face full of milk! 2y
Kalalalatja What a little cutie 😍 2y
saresmoore @marleed Such sweet memories! And yes, I love the face full of milk moments! 😅 2y
KarenUK Just so gorgeous! 💕 2y
AlaMich I love the sassy, hand-on-hip pose! ☺️ 2y
Eggs ❤️💗❤️💗❤️ 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB Too cute 😍😍😍 2y
BiblioLitten Ohh so adorable🥰🥰 2y
Lcsmcat So sweet! 2y
andrew61 Thanks for sharing sara, lovely photo, i hope you and your family are all enjoying this special time ☺ 2y
saresmoore @andrew61 Thank you! We are savoring every precious moment. I waited a long time for this little one! 2y
LeahBergen Clara! 😘😘😘 2y
CarolynM That's important work you're doing. The books will still be there when the all night feeding stops🙂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Enjoy these precious moments! I‘m fondly remembering my milk feeding with my second child (I didn‘t get to breast feed my first one). 2y
batsy Hello, sweet Clara 😍😍😍 2y
Suet624 Wonderful. 2y
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