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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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I‘m only about 1/4 through, but I‘m enjoying this book focusing on the women of The Trojan War. The story is still driven by men, but one could say that that is a reflection of what little power these strong women had.

 @LibraryBell #literarycrew #buddyread

Librarybelle So true! 3d
GondorGirl I will read anything Natalie Haynes writes. 🥰 2d
tpixie @GondorGirl good to know. This is my first! 2d
GondorGirl @tpixie My top read of 2023 was 2d
tpixie @GondorGirl thanks!! I‘ll have to look into this! Ha! I added it to my Goodreads Want to Read stack! (edited) 1d
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Summers at the Saint | Mary Kay Andrews
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Listening to MKA‘s latest book. 📕 🚗 📕
Heading to St Louis at the end of the month with my daughters to see the
Fab Four- Friends & Fiction authors
Patti Callahan Henry, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Mary Kay Andrews. I can‘t wait!!

kspenmoll How wonderful!!!! Enjoy! 5d
tpixie @kspenmoll thanks!! It‘s a good 8 Hour Dr. but I‘ve been wanting to see all four at an event and this is the only one that I found that‘s on the weekend so I don‘t have to takeoff work! And it‘ll be fun going with my daughters! 5d
dabbe What fun! 🤩🤩🤩 5d
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slategreyskies Hope you have a great time! You‘ll have to tell us about it when you get back! 🥰 4d
tpixie @dabbe yes! Thanks! @slategreyskies ok! I will! 4d
TNbookworm Hope y'all have a wonderful time! Sounds like a lot of fun! 4d
tpixie @TNbookworm thanks! I‘m looking so forward to it! 4d
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All My Rage | Sabaa Tahir
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Reading 📖/ Listening 🎧 to this emotional YA book for #litsyBookClub
A close-up look at Pakistani- American teens , their families, & their struggles.

Daisey I‘ve got it checked out from the library, but I haven‘t had a chance to start it yet. 5d
tpixie @Daisey it was really good. It‘s a 10 hour audio, and even though I had it at 1.75 and 2.0 speed somehow it still took me eight hours?! Per Libby. But I started it Sunday and got done with it this morning 5d
Daisey @tpixie I listened to half of it today, and I‘m invested in these characters. 2d
tpixie @Daisey you‘ve been busy listening & working at the family farm!! It‘s a great cast of characters! 2d
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The Cuckoo Clock | Mrs. Molesworth
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Such a sweet book. I love all the different covers the book has had! #ChildrensClassicRead2024
( search it on google and go to images- the link is too long!! )

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Pollyanna | Eleanor H Porter
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This Saturday is Pollyanna Glad Day!
Wouldn‘t it be fun to one year have a #LitsyMeetUp in Littleton, NH?!
#ChildrensClassicRead2024

https://gladdaynh.com/

rubyslippersreads I‘m glad none of my clothes came out of the missionary barrel. 🤣 2w
TheBookHippie YAAAAAAS!!!! Oh what fun! 2w
tpixie @TheBookHippie yes! Fun!! 🤩 2w
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Stolen Child | Ann Hood
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A Goodreads Giveaway! 🥳 🎁 🥳

I enjoyed another of her books- The Book That Matters Most- I sent off that book for Round 2 of our #ListyGoesPostal #CoverToCover bookclub

( my husband cut down several cedar trees and planted all these Kansas native grasses & 19 redbud trees to create this meadow )

Aims42 Beautiful picture! Congrats on the Goodreads giveaway too!! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Tamra Lovely view! 💚 2w
tpixie @Aims42 Thanks & Thanks!! so many people enter these giveaways. It‘s surprising that I won one.🦄 2w
tpixie @Tamra yes! I love sitting on my back porch enjoying the view, listening to birds 🐦 and sometimes seeing deer. 🦌 We‘re in town, but the back yard lets us pretend we are in the countryside! 🌳🌿🌳 2w
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Sea of Tranquility is my favorite of the Station 11 ‘Trilogy‘. It evoked more emotions than the others,since it had a thriller feel to it. This was a complex, big story to write,& St John Mandel pulled it off!
*I think Station 11, The Glass Hotel, & Sea of Tranquility can be read in any order, or just by themselves.There are a few Easter Eggs linking them, which is a little fun, but not essential.
Thanks @Soubhiville for this #AuthorAMonth

Gissy We didn‘t have the same experience with these books☺️I like to see books reaction. Maybe author‘s style is not for me and I accept I‘m not a fan of some topics discussed in the novels🤷🏽‍♀️ 2w
tpixie @Gissy I didn‘t really enjoy S11 & TGH. I won‘t read anything else of her- I didn‘t like her style either & felt so much more could have been done with those 2 books esp. SoT I didn‘t start liking until there was more time travel/ thriller component. I probably should mark all as so-so & not thumbs up! lol 😝 but I finally got Station Eleven off of my bookshelf, so that‘s great! 😃 2w
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Gissy @tpixie Yes! It happens when I read a book I don‘t like or was just okay-one more book off of my tbr👌Which means that I can buy another one?🤔🤣🤣🤣 2w
tpixie @Gissy right?? Have to fill up that hole in the bookshelf! 2w
Gissy @tpixie correct😜☺️ 2w
PurpleyPumpkin I‘m still reading and finding it so interesting! Your review was great. Thanks for tagging me on it!👍🏽 2w
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin can‘t wait to hear what you think! 2w
PurpleyPumpkin I finished reading! I really enjoyed it, post to come. 😉 2w
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin oh good! Can‘t wait for your post!! 2w
Texreader Great review. I haven‘t read Glass House but I did read this one first and then Station 11. I agree that I liked this one better. 3d
tpixie @Texreader thanks! I think this one had more of a compelling page-turning feel to it as it went on. 3d
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Starting the 3rd in the Station Eleven ‘Trilogy‘. This one is supposed to have more connections to Station Eleven than The Glass Hotel. Thanks to #AuthorAMonth I was able to get Station Eleven off my bookshelf where it has been sitting since 2017!

Lynnsoprano I loved Station Eleven, I don‘t know why I haven‘t read the other two. I think I need to correct that. 3w
tpixie @Lynnsoprano Leon & Miranda from Station Elden make cameos in The Glass House. Sea of Tranquility is supposed to have more overlap with Station Eleven. I decided to just go for the 3 books since I finally read Station Eleven. ☺️ 3w
Kitta I didn‘t realize they were a trilogy! I want to read them all but I‘ll start in order. 3w
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tpixie @Kitta it‘s a loose- base trilogy. I just learned about this myself as I was reading station 11. 3w
PurpleyPumpkin I had heard this was a loose trilogy but that you didn‘t have to read it in order. Now that you‘re almost done, do you think the order enhanced the story/stories? I‘m curious since I‘m not reading in order. 🤔 3w
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin I just started this book. I had to restart it b/c I‘m not focusing. i think this book is supposed to have more to do w. station 11 than the glass house does.Right now I‘m in the year 1912 & he did just come upon the town that the glass hotel itself is set in. The glass house mentions the Georgia flu& has 2 characters from station 11, but they just are minor characters. The glass house could be read 1st 3w
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin I don‘t feel like the glass house or station 11 had hardly anything to do with each other. Just a nod — it would not matter if you just read one book or the other. I‘m not far enough into this book to see how they‘re related yet. (edited) 3w
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin I just started part two of Sea of Tranquility and now my interest and curiosity is peaked. It doesn‘t involve characters from the other two books.! (edited) 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like reading the books in order isn‘t essential.🤞🏽I‘ll be interested to read your thoughts once you‘re done!🙌🏽 3w
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin 💜💜💜 2w
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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Starting this since I finished Station Eleven & learned that there are connections with that book, this book, and Sea of Tranquility. I must say I‘m not enjoying the audiobook narrator - she doesn‘t do mens‘ voices well. Oh well…
#AuthorAMonth

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I enjoyed the narrator‘s subtle sense of humor. Rebecca, Heidi, and Anne of Green Gables all have a happy, great outlook on life. I loved Miranda, the curmudgeon- and watching her evolve as well as learning her back story at the very end of the book. The Cobbs were such a sweet couple. Thanks @TheBookHippie for another great #ChildrensClassicRead2024 #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #LMMAAdjacent Fun to join in with @BarbaraJean

UwannaPublishme Agreed! I really enjoyed Rebecca too, but Heidi is still my favorite. 😊 3w
tpixie @UwannaPublishme yes!! I did enjoy Heidi more as well! 3w
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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BarkingMadRead Sooooooo cool! I just got to this part! 3w
Soubhiville That‘s wonderful! I‘d stop to see and hear them. 🩷 3w
tpixie @Soubhiville yes! What a surprise treat that would be to see this in person! 🎶 3w
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tpixie @BarkingMadRead 🖤🎶🖤 3w
Gissy Nice😍 3w
tpixie @Gissy yes! Fun! 3w
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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This week I finally started this book. I had more anxiety while reading the ‘buy everything you can at the grocery store‘ scene than I did during our actual COVID pandemic. I‘m excited to see how this book plays out. Thanks @Soubhiville for hosting #AuthorAMonth and finally getting me to read this book I‘ve had on my shelf since 2017!! I do wonder what it would‘ve been like reading this BEFORE our pandemic.

quietlycuriouskate The airport scene properly freaked me out. 😱 3w
Velvetfur That book actually sounds scary, as it's a bit too close to real life for comfort.... Oh and that mug in the pic is so cute too 😊 3w
tpixie @Velvetfur thanks!! I should have held it in my other hand to show the logo! It‘s from a (sadly) now closed indie bookstore, Bluebird books. I‘m only 1/4 thru. Interestingly the post- apocalyptic part doesn‘t bother me- probably since THAT is different from our reality. But it goes back & forth in time, like indicated by @quietlycuriouskate , so you may want more comfortable reads! 3w
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Soubhiville There are several parts that can be triggering. The scene with the MC and the brothers in the high rise was hardest for me. In the series as well, I found it tough to watch. 3w
Mimi28 Uh oh, I am only on page 7. Thanks for the info about it everyone 😊 I will still try to finish it though 3w
tpixie @Mimi28 🩵🩵🩵 3w
tpixie @Soubhiville I bet! I‘m waiting to go back to them. I‘m with the Symphony after leaving St Deborah by the Water 3w
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The First Ladies | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Not a typical pairing at first glance, but once you start reading this book, you can‘t stop!! 🐴📕🐴

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The Paris Novel | Ruth Reichl
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This book had a great sense of place. It also had some deliciously descriptive sensations regarding the taste & scents associated with cooking & eating. You can tell the writer is a chef & food writer! She‘s also a good storyteller. ❤️💙❤️
I loved the inclusion of a mystery surrounding artwork of a real painter & important muse/ art subject of Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Alfred Stevens, Toulouse-Lautrec & others.
I hope to read her backlist.

MaGoose I have this as an ARC, I think. 🤔 In any case, I need to read this book. I read her memoir, Save Me the Plums, a little while back, and thoroughly enjoyed it 1mo
tpixie @MaGoose I want to read Save The Plums also. I gave the Kindle version to my sister as a gift. 🎁 When I started reading this book, I did not realize that it was by the same Author. I‘m going to have to read it myself.!! 1mo
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Just starting this book about Marion, who joins The Rockettes despite her father‘s objections. I love her character & courage! I know there will be some great NYC history tidbits also!!

Aims42 Fiona Davis could write about a gas station and I would love every word and want a sequel 😂 1mo
tpixie @Aims42 lol yes! She creates great stories and great voices! 1mo
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The Paris Novel | Ruth Reichl
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Love the subplot involving the model/ muse for Manet & many other artists.
Victorine Meurent was an artist herself, but her paintings are lost. Another example of women being erased in history.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz9k68IRjSf/?igsh=dDRhdjdzYjFuemJt

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/9802721/Manets-forgotten-muse-V...

https://www.google.com/search?q=Victorine-Louise%20Meurent&client=safari

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The Phoenix Crown: A Novel | Kate Quinn, Janie Chang
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🩷 Theo, Pauline & The Pagode from The Porcelain Moon make a cameo in The Phoenix Crown!!! 🩷

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
tpixie @dabbe oh yes! #DogsOfLitsy Miss Bandette 🖤 🐾 🖤 1mo
Daisey I look forward to seeing your review for this one! 1mo
tpixie @Daisey 🩷 1mo
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The Paris Novel | Ruth Reichl
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Starting this novel based in NYC & Paris. Love it when real people make cameos in a novel. Evelyn Shrifte was the longtime president of Vanguard Press, which published the first books of Saul Bellow, Dr. Seuss and Joyce Carol Oates.

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/31/arts/evelyn-shrifte-98-publishing-house-presi...

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Untitled | Untitled
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Has anyone broken down and bought this Kindle holder with a remote in order to read in bed?

Bookwomble 😆 2mo
Kimzey Too funny! 😂 2mo
tpixie @Bookwomble @Kimzey what will they think of next!!! 2mo
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julesG I got a holder for my birthday, but haven't got a remote yet. 2mo
tpixie @julesG does it work well? I‘m tempted— the remote would be fun too, so you‘re not always tapping the kindle! I‘m not certain how well it would attach to my headboard… (edited) 2mo
julesG @tpixie it was no problem attaching it to my headboard. The one I have is a bit difficult to bend and I need both hands to put the kindle inside the brackets. I don't mind tapping the kindle, since I have the smallest font size and don't need to turn the page every 20 seconds. A remote would be practical though. The ones I looked at were expensive and had not entirely convincing reviews. 2mo
tpixie @julesG thanks for the information! Yeah, I wondered how well the remote would work. I use a small font during the day but when I‘m reading in the middle of the night, I do have to use a bigger font so it is a little frustrating to have to move my hand to tap it all the time! But I‘m thankful I can read with the lights off! (edited) 2mo
rwmg want 2mo
tpixie @rwmg 🩷🩷🩷 2mo
UwannaPublishme Hilarious! 😆 2mo
tpixie @UwannaPublishme yes! But intriguing! I lie on my side when I read in bed – I am a little tempted to get the Bluetooth page turner though 😹. Then I could keep at least one hand under the covers. 2mo
UwannaPublishme It probably will come in handy for those chilly nights. At least one hand will be warm! 😁 2mo
tpixie @UwannaPublishme lol right?! 😂 2mo
tpixie @Texreader @Traci1 here‘s the whole get- up I saw on IG. I read on my side when I‘m in bed so I really don‘t think the holder would come in handy, but that remote sure would be nice- to not have to have both hands out of the covers!! 2mo
Traci1 @tpixie I read on my side to, and I will say that a holder would be nice. The only issue I have with the remote is I'm a right side sleeper. So, I usually turn my kindle such that the right side of the page is flat on the bed. But I can't do that with this because it clips to the right side. I make do propping it at an angle, but I'd love something that could hold it where I want it. 2mo
tpixie @Traci1 ah!! Good point! You‘d have to read backwards! 😅😂 1mo
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Pippi Longstocking | Astrid Lindgren
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I went to the library to find Pippi to look at the illustrations. This edition is the cutest!!! #ChildrensClassicRead2024

TheBookHippie I agree I took out the same one! 2mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie 🩵🩷💜 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 2mo
tpixie @UwannaPublishme this is an adorable edition 2mo
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The Hiding Place | Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill
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Great quote I just saw again

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I hate to leave my morning reading, but laundry & dishes call. Hopefully, I‘ll be back soon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same situation here! 2mo
tpixie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks life! Struggles! 2mo
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The Rescuers | Margery Sharp
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https://open.substack.com/pub/amystewart/p/illustrated-book-review-the-stone?r=1...

Here‘s a link to author @AmyStewart ‘s Substack about Margery Sharp‘s adult books. These may be fun compagion reads!
#ChildrensClassicRead2024 🐭

TheBookHippie Oh my word!!!! What a find!!! 2mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie yes! Serendipity! 2mo
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Pippi Longstocking | Astrid Lindgren
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TheBookHippie Oh how fun!!!! 2mo
jewright I loved this book! 2mo
tpixie @jewright it is so fun!! 🤩 2mo
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140,000 Chinese men formed the French & British Chinese Labor Corps during WWI. The British headquarters were in Noyelles-Sur-Mer, France because it was by a railroad line as well as near a forest, which was an important source of timber. During & after the war, these men repaired railway lines, tanks, cleaned up battlefields, dead bodies, and the rubble from devastated towns. #NeverForget #LitsyBookClub

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Wandering Stars | Tommy Orange
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Reading these books back to back is breaking my heart 💔 They are complimentary- his 2nd book, Wandering Stars, is a prequel & sequel to his 1st book- There, There. Tommy Orange is coming to Wichita to the Mid- America Indian Center in a couple of weeks. I‘m looking forward to this author event.

Tamra I didn‘t realize it was connected to There There! 2mo
tpixie @Tamra yes! I‘m just starting it but it‘s a prequel of some of the ancestors and I we meet some of the characters from there there as time goes on 2mo
Tamra @tpixie I‘m looking forward to it. 😄 2mo
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mcctrish Oh how exciting to see Tommy Orange 2mo
tpixie @mcctrish yes!! we don‘t get too many Author events in Wichita so this is exciting. If I had an option when I retired, I would go somewhere that had bookstores where there are a lot of events!!! 2mo
mcctrish @tpixie that‘s my dream too ( there‘s a big book festival over several weekends in a town east of Toronto - I live in London ON which is south of Toronto - and I‘d love to go to it some time ) 2mo
tpixie @mcctrish oh! That sounds like it would be great!! 2mo
Suet624 Enjoy your visit with Tommy! 2mo
tpixie @Suet624 thanks 😊 2mo
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#5JoysFriday
1.Seeing the eclipse in Savannah b/c a kind museum worker shared her glasses!
2.Having a wonderful vacation w my sister in Charleston & Savannah!
3.Coming home to babysit my two youngest grandkids while my daughter & her husband go to Dallas where he received recognition for his work in young adult ministries for the Catholic Church.
4. My 4 yo twin granddaughters will be here tonight
5. Being part of this Litsy family!
🩵🩷💚

Texreader These are all so awesome 2mo
DebinHawaii What a wonderful list of joy! 💛💛💛 Savanah & Charleston are on my “to visit someday” list! Enjoy your weekend with your grandkids! Thanks for joining in! 🤗 2mo
tpixie @DebinHawaii @Texreader I‘m truly blessed. My sister and I‘ve done yearly trips together three years in a row and it‘s been a great experience spending time together as adults. Charleston and Savannah were wonderful places to visit. (edited) 2mo
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tpixie @DebinHawaii I‘m thankful for my grandkids. Today I ended up seeing all six of them. lol 😂 I‘m ready for bed! 2mo
Suet624 A wonderful joy-filled list! 2mo
tpixie @Suet624 yes! I have lots to be joyful and thankful for!! 2mo
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Great storytelling by Janie Chang. I didn‘t know the Allies during WWI used Chinese men as labor in Europe to quickly rebuild trains, cannons, tanks, railways destroyed by the Germans.
( St Sulpice in Paris) #litsybookclub

Suet624 I didn‘t know that either! 2mo
tpixie @Suet624 the Chinese were paid, but due to language barriers, weren‘t treated well. It‘s the background of this story. I‘m looking forward to reading her book she wrote with Kate Quinn. (edited) 2mo
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Blue Bicycle Books | Charleston, South Carolina (Bookstore)
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First day in Charleston & saw this cute bookstore!!!

Tamra So fun to find new bookstores! 2mo
Bookpearl I love finding bookstores and browsing! Enjoy!! 2mo
tpixie @Tamra yes!! I‘m hoping to go to 1-2 in Savannah also. 💚🍀💚 2mo
tpixie @Bookpearl thanks! 🩷📗🩷 2mo
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Reading & learning about the history of 140,000 Chinese workers brought to Europe as noncombatant labor during World War I. This is a part of history I never knew about. #LitsyBookclub #DogsOfLitsy

tpixie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊 she sticks close! 🐶 3mo
Daisey I haven‘t had a lot of time to read, but I‘ve started this one and am enjoying it. 3mo
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tpixie @Daisey yes I‘m still early into the book as well. I did love her writing in 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Daisey @tpixie I hope to start it tomorrow. 3mo
tpixie @dabbe 🩷🐶🩷 3mo
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James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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While Twain‘s Huckleberry Finn revealed Jim as a caring, kind person, Everett has captured James‘ 3 dimensional character, intelligence, literacy, & compassion.

jlhammar Looking forward to this! 3mo
tpixie @jlhammar enjoy! ☺️ 3mo
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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This is a cute quote: ‘At the moment when our story closes‘

The book on the left just has the first half of the story, whereas my Kindle and the book in the right contain both the first and second book of Heidi.
It is very interesting how different the translations are!!
(Why did the library put the code bar over the title???)
This was another fun read for #ChildrensClassicRead2024 Thanks @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie 🙃♥️🙃 My library has that on a lot of the older books, I wonder why?! 3mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie 👍🏻 3mo
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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I‘m bewitched. Boston 1662. Mary Deerfield is a strong woman holding her ground and fighting for what‘s right.
This is another brilliant book by the master storyteller @ChrisBohjalian
🐶 Bandette is posing like many women on book covers- with her back towards us!

#LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead
#DogsOfLitsy

Librarybelle Great photo! 🐶 3mo
AmyG This was a wonderful book. A favorite for me, of his books. (edited) 3mo
tpixie @Librarybelle Bandette it‘s a great reading buddy! She‘s getting older now so now likes to get up closer to my chest and to sit on the Ottoman. 💗 3mo
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tpixie @AmyG yes! I thought it was so well written & such a great story!!! 💞 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin Love this photo! How very sweet of Bandette to pose to match your book cover. 🥰 3mo
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin lol yes! 🖤 🐾 🖤 3mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
tpixie @Librarybelle @dabbe 🩷🩷🩷 3mo
UwannaPublishme ❤️🐶❤️ 3mo
tpixie @UwannaPublishme thx! 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
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The Princess of Las Vegas | Chris Bohjalian
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Re-listening to Slot Machine Fever Dreams before reading @chrisbojalian ‘s new book. It is the 2nd book I‘ve ever read with a 2nd Person Narrator!!

PurpleyPumpkin I just bought The Princess yesterday! I wasn‘t aware that he had a new book out until I saw this while browsing at my local bookstore. Now I‘m seeing it everywhere!👀 3mo
tpixie @PurpleyPumpkin yes! I‘m seeing posts about it everywhere ! The Audible is an audible original if you have a subscription… 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin 👍🏽😉 3mo
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Under the Lilacs | Louisa May Alcott
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I went to a vintage store today and saw some books I resisted buying! But the photos warm my heart also!
Bobbsey Twins, Hardy Boys & Cherry Ames Student Nurse are the older ones that are hard to see.
🕵🏻‍♀️ 🐴 🪻 👩🏼‍⚕️ 🐰

LeahBergen What happy photos! 3mo
tpixie @LeahBergen it was a cute collection! 3mo
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I‘m reading the e-book, but there‘s no photographs. These are the library books I checked out.
The top Viking Press edition has very interesting historic information in the margins along with illustrations.
The bottom Julian Messner New York edition has some black-and-white illustrations throughout with a few colored as well. ( I thought Heidi had blind hair!)
#ChildrensClassicRead2024

TheBookHippie Oh how lovely!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie the insides are better than the covers would lead you to expect! 3mo
CatLass007 I thought Heidi had blonde hair too! 3mo
tpixie @CatLass007 yes! 👍🏻 🤔 3mo
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Argylle: A Novel | Elly Conway
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So true! 🩵🦋🩵 #Orphan

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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I‘m not certain if you can access this article. I‘ll copy a few parts I thought were interesting about the author and her Great Gma. This photo shows something that amused me. I was trying not to look up all these addresses in the book and then the authors character also mentioned she did not need all the street addresses. Her mom Said they were all important though. 👇

#europacollective

tpixie Berest co-founded a small publishing house, Porte-plume, “to write biographies of old people for their families,” she said. “We did the interviews, wrote them up, and published them in micro-editions.” 3mo
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tpixie In 2017, she wrote “Gabriële,” a joint biography written with her sister Claire Berest of their maternal great-grandmother, Gabriële Buffet-Picabia. Gabriële was an art critic & intellectual engine of the early-twentieth-century Parisian avant-garde. 3mo
tpixie Gabriële, A close friend of Guillaume Apollinaire & a lover of Marcel Duchamp, she had studied musical composition in Paris & Berlin before marrying Francis Picabia, then a successful post-Impressionist painter, at twenty-seven.
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tpixie “Gabriële” ends in 1919, well before what may have been the most dramatic chapter in its heroine‘s long life—when she was in her sixties during the Second World War and became an active member of a Resistance network known as Gloria SMH, alongside Samuel Beckett and others. These activities, touched upon in “The Postcard,” will be the subject of a future volume by the two sisters, who remain close. 3mo
Deblovestoread Thank you for the article! I appreciate the rounding out of information. 💜 3mo
tpixie @Deblovestoread so many newspaper Internet sites won‘t let you read their articles unless you pay for a subscription. I was at the “ Last time you can view this newspaper without paying for it” so I thought I better cut and paste some parts of the article!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Thank you for sharing this. Very interesting 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve just ordered this…. 3mo
jlhammar Thanks so much for sharing. 3mo
tpixie @squirrelbrain exciting!! I decided I wanted to try some of her other books if they were translated!! 3mo
tpixie @BarbaraBB @jlhammar yes!! 😀🦋📘 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve read that a fair few times @tpixie - in both English and French! 🇫🇷😃 3mo
tpixie @squirrelbrain oh! So great you can read in French! I lost my ability. I‘m working on it but it‘s slow. I did find the book in English in Apple Books. I think I‘ll read this and then Saigon. Of course, I just bought 10 books at an author event & am skipping over them! https://books.apple.com/us/book/bonjour-tristesse-and-a-certain-smile/id15082815... 3mo
squirrelbrain It‘s a while since I read in French - I‘d probably have to look up a lot of words these days! 3mo
squirrelbrain And… 10 books?! Exciting! 3mo
tpixie @squirrelbrain 😀 yes, I went overboard at a 12 Author event. 3mo
Aimeesue I both love and hate this post, as it is very informative and interesting, yet I suspect it will dramatically increase my TBR pile! 3mo
tpixie @Aimeesue lol I know how that feels!! 3mo
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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For some reason, I cannot access the illustrations on my e-book. I went to my library and checked out a couple books. The illustrations in this The Whole Story Edition are really neat because they have historical information as well!
#ChildrensClassicRead2024 #March

TheBookHippie Oh how lovely!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie it was a fun find! 3mo
batsy That looks lovely! 3mo
tpixie @batsy yes! I was excited to find this particular edition the librarian was excited for me too! 😀 3mo
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A caper with Britain‘s first female crime syndicate!!

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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I‘m just starting this book & am reading the introduction. I‘m reading the free Kindle version, and I think the intro about the translator is interesting. I love the way he values childrens‘ intelligence!
#ChildrensClassicRead2024 #March

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Suet624 I just realized this morning how difficult it can be for me sometimes when I switch from one author to another. The styles of writing can be difficult to adjust to. 2mo
tpixie @Suet624 yes, I never thought about it much until I read this forward in the book Heidi! 2mo
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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I thought this quote was funny because I had just complained about it to myself When I first started reading this book, I was worried about all the addresses because I am compulsively always looking up addresses to understand the places in a book. This time I decided I would just listen and not look up every address. It was hard at first. I‘m getting better at it. #EuropaCollective

jlhammar That is funny. How are you finding the audiobook narrator? I‘m doing print, but I was curious about audio. 4mo
tpixie @jlhammar the narrator is good. I won‘t say marvelous, but she has kept my attention. I do go to the e-book sometimes to find peoples names or the street addresses or the French words 4mo
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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This is such a moving biographical novel. I‘ve been wanting to read this and am glad it was picked for March‘s #europacollective by @jlhammar I can‘t stop listening to & reading it. 📖 🎧

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/the-anonymous-postcard-tha...

jlhammar Thanks for sharing that article. I can‘t wait to get started! 4mo
LeahBergen I must pick up a copy soon! 4mo
mcctrish I‘m on hold at my library for print, ebook and/or audio 😬 I will only wait so long and then I‘m ordering it 🤣 4mo
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Tamra I‘m 70% in and the mystery is compelling! 4mo
squirrelbrain Fascinating article - thank you. 4mo
tpixie @jlhammar I a m really enjoying it! I love that it‘s based on a read postcard and search for the author‘s family. 4mo
tpixie @LeahBergen lol 😂 yes you should! 4mo
tpixie @mcctrish good luck on the library loan! I was lucky to get both the e-book and the audiobook from the library. Thank goodness for Libby! 4mo
tpixie @Tamra yes it is! I‘m at 85% and now have to quit reading to do some life. Ugh 😩 (edited) 4mo
tpixie @squirrelbrain yes!! 🌺✉️🦋 4mo
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Argylle: A Novel | Elly Conway
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I‘m reading the companion book to the movie Argylle. The movie was a fun, campy caper involving an author whose books appear to come to life. It reminds me of Romancing The Stone. The book is supposed to be a book she has written- not a copy of the movie. There was big secrecy on the author- with a fake IG account, etc. That‘s a story in itself. I‘m enjoying the book, but it‘s doesn‘t have the campy humor as the movie. 👇

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Bandette thinks she needs to be right in the middle of my “office “!
Researching for my trip with my sister in April it will be here before you know it!

dabbe It's the best place to be, right, Bandette? 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
tpixie @dabbe yes !! 🐶 4mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Finishing up this book about two black students at an elite private school. This debut YA novel is tackling many social issues, including racism, homophobia, and generational trauma.
I can‘t wait to discuss it tomorrow for #LitsyBookClub

Daisey I‘m also looking forward to hearing everyone‘s thoughts on this one. 4mo
tpixie @Daisey yes! Talk to you tomorrow!! 4mo
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Misty of Chincoteague | Marguerite Henry
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One of my favorite books & authors from childhood. I always wanted to go to the pony round up. Now I‘m afraid to go because I might buy a pony! Now, as an adult I do question whether we really should be buying wild horses instead of letting them just roam…
I will always have a special place in my heart for Misty and Stormy, Misty‘s foal 🐴 🩷🐴
*This book is $50 at the used bookstore in town*
#ChildrensClassicRead2024

TheBookHippie Woe!!! I loved reading this book. I agree horses should run wild. 4mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie 🩷🐴🦋 4mo
Aimeesue They sell the young ponies in order to keep the island‘s pony population in check. Too many ponies on too little land means starving ponies eventually. 4mo
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tpixie @Aimeesue good point! I was hoping something like that. 😂 we need to build another island! 🏝️ 4mo
HeatherBookNerd Love this. I had a serious horse phase when I was 9. 4mo
Aimeesue @tpixie Every couple of years they have to bring hay and pony food out and drop it in spots when it snows too much so they can‘t find food. Doesn‘t happen often, thankfully! 4mo
tpixie @Aimeesue interesting! I‘m glad they help them out! 4mo
UwannaPublishme What a beautiful cover! This is my first book by this author and I just loved it! 🐴❤️🙌🏻 4mo
tpixie @UwannaPublishme yes!! This is the cover I had as a child. I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. (edited) 4mo
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The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman
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1. Mrs. Pollifax
2. Miss Marple
3. Nancy Drew
Bonus: Encyclopedia Brown
#TNT
Thx for the tag @dabbe

Ruthiella Loved, loved, loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid! ❤️ 4mo
dabbe #1 is on the TBR now. And Miss Marple! 🤩 Of course, Nancy D, right? And OMG Encyclopedia Brown! Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 4mo
tpixie @dabbe it was fun! I hadn‘t thought of Mrs Pollifax in ages! 4mo
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No One Can Know: A Novel | Kate Alice Marshall
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I‘m so excited to have been selected to win these most anticipated books & bookish gifts for @booksparks Winter Reading Challenge 2024.
Just my cup of tea!

Gissy Congratulations! 📚🎉👏👏👏❤️ 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 4mo
tpixie @Gissy thanks! It was exciting to win! @Graciouswarriorprincess I can‘t believe I won these! I saw one was on your library stack! Now the pressure to post on IG! (edited) 4mo
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Soubhiville Woo hoo! Enjoy! 4mo
tpixie @Soubhiville thanks! It was fun #bookmail 4mo
kspenmoll Yay!!! 4mo
tpixie @kspenmoll 💖 🥳💖 4mo
monkeygirlsmama Lovely tea cup and saucer. 4mo
tpixie @monkeygirlsmama thanks! I have a few of my great grandma‘s 💖 4mo
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Thanks so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for hosting #sharreadathon and this giveaway! The book looks great- I love the PINK 🩷 cover!
The bookish pin, Valentines & St Pat‘s stickers, little notepad, and the sparkling 🔆 little bag are special extra treats! Thanks!!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! Thank you for participating! 🤗🩷 5mo
Gissy Congratulations 👌❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
tpixie @Gissy thanks! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it was a nice rememberance 🩷 5mo
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