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Joined April 2016

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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Thought I‘d include only ebooks on my October #BookSpin list. The amount of ebooks now living on my Kindle is pretty scary! 😱

Happy October to all! 🎃👻

@TheAromaofBooks 🤗

TheAromaofBooks I didn't realize my Kindle was just going to turn out to be another place for me to stack unread books 😂 3d
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Can you imagine our Kindles being a room in our house? We wouldn‘t be able to get through the door! 😂📚📚📚 3d
TheAromaofBooks Seriously!!! 😆 3d
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What a page-turner! Sharon takes a sharp turn away from a typical memoir template and takes on the gripes and criticisms flung her way throughout her 50-yr career. She‘s so open, candid and freakin hilarious 😂 as she bares her soul thru the juiciest, funniest, touching, and most memorable stories. Sharon‘s many groundbreaking roles (Cagney & Lacey 🙌🏻) have empowered us all, and so will this book.
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#LitsyLoveReads

UwannaPublishme Photo from Sharon‘s Insta: @sharonglessreal along with my Cagney & Lacey bookmarks ☺️ 3d
TheBookHippie OMG. I loved this show. 3d
UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie YES!!! Christine (your namesake😉) and Mary Beth were the best! And how about Harv?! 3d
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks so much for the awesome card and stamps!! You are the best!! 😘❤️ 3d
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I thought this wildly eye-opening book(pictured)by S&S editor-in-chief would be all about Jackie Susann, since it became a cheesy-fun film with Bette Midler. Turns out Korda handled many 70s authors & sunk a shocking bundle of $$ publicizing their books. They even gave away silver ankhs to promote The Love Machine! He also handled McMurtry,& Joan Crawford—who gave advice on raising kids in her memoir. What?!?🤦🏻‍♀️😳
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allureofbeauty The movie was fun. 1w
UwannaPublishme @allureofbeauty Love Bette! I need to watch it again. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Also, guess who has a half-written letter to you on their desk?? 😂 I only started it two weeks ago, so I'm sure it will be in the mail one of these days! 1w
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UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Aww, thx for thinking of me. And hey, I‘m not going anywhere, so take your time. 😁❤️🤗✍🏻💌 1w
TheAromaofBooks So I really wanted to send you a small birthday gift. It's obviously taken me way past your birthday to accomplish this 😂 I fit it into a box, but then when I got to the post office my PO lady basically told me I was ridiculous and repackaged the entire thing so that it would fit into a flat rate envelope and go for half the price. So if it packaging seems a little wonky... it is! 😆 7d
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Wow Sarah! Just received your (not at all wonky)package today. What a treat! I‘m now surrounded by my favorite Peanuts! Thank you SO much, my friend. 😉😁🥜😋P.S. Your PO lady Rocks! 4d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! So glad it got their safely. It's mostly been sitting on my table for two weeks 😂 My PO lady really does rock. She rules that post office with an iron fist (and by that I mean everyone who goes there since she's the only employee who works there) but she does look out for us, too! 4d
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Funnybones | Allan Ahlberg
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Gotta get this t-shirt! 😂🎸📚👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

AmyG That is GREAT! 2w
Sparklemn Why would Wrinkle in Time be banned?? 🤔 2w
UwannaPublishme @AmyG 😁🙌🏻 2w
UwannaPublishme @Sparklemn The reasons always baffle me too. 2w
kspenmoll Love it! 2w
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Fast Pitch | Nic Stone
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Nic Stone hit this one outta the park for me! (corny pun intended🤦🏻‍♀️) As a rabid softball player in HS, I loved getting back in the game through the experiences of 12-yr-old Shenice-captain of the first all-Black team in Georgia. So many powerful messages on friendship, discrimination, family legacy, being a team player on & off the field-all circling around Stone‘s masterful dialogue & engaging writing skills.🙌🏻
#AuthorAMonth
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Soubhiville Great photo and cover match! 2w
UwannaPublishme @Soubhiville Nic is so cool! She won me over with this photo. 🤩 2w
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Just have to add one more post to thank all of my sweet #Litsy and #LitsyLove friends for the many cards, gifts, emails, messages, bookmarks, stickers, wishes and ❤️ you sent me for my birthday. You have made my day, month and year more special than you know and I am so blessed to have you in my life.
🤗❤️🤗❤️

LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚❤️📚❤️ 4w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎈🎁Happy Birthday! 🎁🎈 4w
mrp27 Happy Birthday!! 🎊🎉🎈 4w
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Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎈🎊🎂🎁🎉🥳📖 4w
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂🎉🎈 4w
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday!!! 4w
TheSpineView Happy Birthday and many more!!🥳🥳🥳 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday! 🥳💐 4w
BookBabe Happy Birthday! 🎈 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m behind on everything, but I have your late birthday present to mail!! 💝 4w
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aww, Misty! You‘re so thoughtful...and you‘re really spoiling me! 🤗 I‘m soooo behind too. I‘m just answering August letters now. But I do have one on the way to you 💌 4w
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Thank you, thank you, dear friend @PurpleyPumpkin for this coolest birthday box of goodies! I gotta say, our favorite bookstore #TheRippedBodice knows what we like & puts together the “funnest” packages! Gotta love a wedding planner who wants to crash her own event & some quirky Kiwis in LOTR country! The mug was MADE for me since I never know what day it is! 🤪 Thx Kimberly for such a sweet gift & for adding more romantsy reads to my TBR! 😉❤️

PurpleyPumpkin So glad you like your special package! I have to say, the mug is what really won me over. I‘m thrilled that you like it! Hope you had a fabulous birthday. Wishing you all the very best for the year ahead my friend. 🥳💜📚 4w
PurpleyPumpkin And the books sound great! Looking forward to your reviews. 💭😉 4w
UwannaPublishme Thanks so much again, Kimberly! Oh that mug is soooo me, and it‘s beautifully made. It was packed in a cool box with a fun newsletter from our friends at #TheRippedBodice. @PurpleyPumpkin 4w
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UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I really need to read a lot more to keep with with my ever-growing TBR. But that‘s a good thing, right? 😁 4w
johncadams Some great books there! 3w
UwannaPublishme @johncadams Now I must find more time to read them all! 😁 3w
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Stacy!!! Thx SO much for this amazing surprise birthday package! Woweeee! You put me in the perfect mood to park myself on the sand near the ocean here and enjoy these perfect beach reads! 🏖 Too bad I didn‘t sneak away today on National Coffee Ice Cream Day!!! 😁🍦And where did you find this gorgeous wrapping paper? You are a gem, my friend! 😘😘😘
@Sleepswithbooks

Sleepswithbooks Yayyyyyy!!! Had to celebrate my celebrating-friend!!!! 🤗 4w
UwannaPublishme @Sleepswithbooks 😘😘😘 Hope you‘re doing well and staying cool over there! 4w
PurpleyPumpkin Ooh two more books for your birthday! Awesome! Your tbr is ever growing…📚 4w
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I keep hearing such great things about these two, so I must get to the beach soon! 😁 4w
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Good thing I‘m in California with a few extra hours to post my #September #BookSpin list before the month ends. 😁
Here you go!
See you in September...shortly!
@TheAromaofBooks 🤗

Littlewolf1 Love this aesthetic 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Littlewolf1 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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Sneaking in 2 more classic memoirs on #audiocassette. What fun to have Lauren Bacall and Nancy Sinatra read to me in my car—and even hear early recordings of Frank‘s music. Lauren had great advice on speaking your truth, while Frank professed inclusivity and equality. Nancy also dispelled many hurtful rumors about her dad. Lauren and Frank were such close friends, they almost married. Who knew? Thumbs up for both!
#BookSpinBingo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Well done! Looks like August was a great reading month for you. Hope September is the same. Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🎉I hope you're having a fabulous day with lots of books and cake. Enjoy! 🎂📚💜 1mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Kimberly!!! Thanks for the coolest birthday package! I‘ll be posting photos soon. With all these wonderful new books, I‘m anxious for another great reading month. 🤓📚📚 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yay! Glad you liked it! Cheers to great reading months. 😉 4w
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My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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What do your books say about you? That‘s really the premise of this beautiful coffee table hardcover. Includes short interviews with noted writers & artists who reveal which 10 books shaped their lives AND a gorgeous custom illustration of each person‘s ideal bookshelf. Warning: Reading this book WILL add many more books to your TBR!
I know that‘s why you sent me this one @PurpleyPumpkin 😁😉❤️📚📚📚
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UwannaPublishme Which books shaped your life? I pictured a few of mine here. Check out illustrator Jane Mount‘s site for cool bookish gifts. She‘ll even create a custom illustration of your own Ideal Bookshelf: idealbookshelf.com 1mo
AmyG This looks like an excellent book. 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Oh how fun!! I love how different books have inspired/changed different people. 1mo
UwannaPublishme @AmyG I even found a few new authors! 😊 1mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Me too! That‘s why I love author memoirs so much. 1mo
AmyG I love finding a new author! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Love your collage!🤩 And yes, I‘m always happy to add to your tbr. 😅 Glad you enjoyed it!👍🏽 1mo
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The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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This classic certainly had me reaching for a few tissues.😭The mother‘s devotion to her family, the sweet sibling bonds, the overwhelming kindness and unconditional love—touched my heart. Living in today‘s crazy world, I‘m always up for a happy ending. And since Edith Nesbit had quite a tumultuous family life, I guess these happy endings made her feel better too.
#ChildrensClassicRead
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TheBookHippie It‘s like a warm hug. 1mo
batsy Lovely review! 1mo
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UwannaPublishme @batsy🤗🤗🤗 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Aww what a sweet review. 💜 In today‘s world, books like this are so comforting. I‘m starting this one today and looking forward to it. Here‘s hoping I can finish it by the end of the month!🤞🏽 1mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Hey my friend! Nice to see you! That‘s exactly why I love these classics. Very comforting. Happy reading to you! I‘m sure you‘ll breeze thru this one. 🤗 1mo
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This book was such a treat since I grew up on all those hilarious Hayley Mills movies! Loved her behind-the-scenes trivia and fond memories working with O‘Hara, Kerr, Russell, Gypsy Rose Lee and more! Her stories of mentor Walt Disney were the sweetest. Just heard she‘ll be back on stage in London this month in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Wish I could go!
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Deblovestoread Love her! Stacked! 1mo
UwannaPublishme Photos from Hayley‘s Insta: Hayley signs 400 books, her stolen Oscar is finally replaced, and with her Pollyanna co-star 93-yr-old Nancy Olson! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Kdgordon88 Yes! 🙌🏻 Now I want to watch all her movies again! 1mo
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TheBookHippie I loved this book too!!! 1mo
JamieArc I feel like my generation, or just me, is endeared to her from Saved by the Bell. This would be a fun read. 1mo
wanderinglynn I loved her movies, especially Pollyanna & The Parent Trap! ❤️ 1mo
Bklover Oh I‘ll have to look for this one! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie 😍🙌🏻 Maybe we‘ll read The Parent Trap as one of our future classics! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @JamieArc I forgot about her role as Miss Bliss! She does appeal to all generations. My 92-year-old Mom even loves The Parent Trap! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @wanderinglynn Me too! 🙌🏻Did you see Parent Trap 2 where Hayley reprises her roles as Susan and Sharon, who are now adults? It‘s another good one! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Bklover You‘ll love it! 🙌🏻 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great review!! She was in SO many of the movies I grew up watching!! 1mo
TheBookHippie @UwannaPublishme oh yes! Adding it to 2024 😂😝😳👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie Yay!!! 😁🤫😉😍🎉📚🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Same here! 🙌🏻 My parents took us to all her movies back then. 1mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ve got this on my TBR list. Pollyanna is my favorite HM movie. 1mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads It‘s a must for us Hayley fans. 🙌🏻 I couldn‘t believe how many HM movies I had forgotten about. 1mo
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Will Super Villains be on the Final? | Naomi Novik, Yishan Li
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I wasn‘t ready to dive into a Naomi Novik fantasy series yet, so I found this graphic novel instead. It‘s a cute story about self-conscious, bumbling 16-yr-old Leah who‘s trying to fit in at Liberty Vocational school for future superheroes. I‘m very impressed with Naomi so far. She must be super cool herself since she likes wearing Spock socks! 😁🖖🏻
(Photos: Insta:naominovik)
#AuthorAMonth
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PurpleyPumpkin I didn‘t know about this one! I really enjoy graphic novels. Stacked!👍🏽📚 2mo
UwannaPublishme Did I just add another book to your pile?😆 Naomi teamed up with a talented manga illustrator. But I don‘t think there are any plans to continue the series.🙁 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @PageShifter

The #LetterI has to be another favorite memoir of mine. I just adore Carol Burnett 🙌🏻and loved all the behind-the-scenes stories from her hilarious TV show.

If you ever need a laugh, check out any of The Carol Burnett Show bloopers on YouTube.😂

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗

TheLudicReader I loved that show. So many great characters. Mrs. Wiggins! The Gone With the Wind skit. 🤣 2mo
UwannaPublishme @TheLudicReader YES! So many hilarious skits too. I‘ll always remember the GWTW curtain rod and Tim the dentist with patient Harvey! 😂😂😂 2mo
Twainy Amazing audiobook! I loved it so much I wanted the hardcover for my shelf. Thank you Amazon Book Wishlist. I love Birthday Month! 😁 2mo
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UwannaPublishme Best hardcover to own! Is it your birthday month? Happiest Birthday to you! 🥳🎉🎂 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Carol Burnett is fantastic! Love her show! You‘re right about the YouTube channel. It‘s my go-to when I need a good laugh. 😆 2mo
UwannaPublishme She sure is! The bloopers with Carol and Tim Conway are priceless! 🤣 2mo
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Ava: My Story | Ava Gardner
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Thanks for the tag, @rubyslippersreads , even if I‘m very, very late to the #AlphabetGame. 🤦🏻‍♀️

#LetterA has to be this wonderful autobiography. Ava spoke so honestly and had quite a wry sense of humor. This is also the book that started my obsession for reading celebrity memoirs.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🖤🤍 2mo
Centique I love celebrity biographies from this era so I‘m sure this memoir would be wonderful too. Thanks for putting it on my radar! 2mo
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rubyslippersreads I love celebrity bios too, but I somehow missed this one sounds fascinating. 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Centique Me too! I‘m just listening to one by Lauren Bacall now. Love memoirs of these Hollywood Legends! 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads This one was published in 1990 and I really felt like I was having a personal conversation with Ava. Very honest and real. Not to be confused with the newer bio (The Secret Conversations). That one was more scandalous.😳 2mo
rubyslippersreads @UwannaPublishme I read that one, but feel I‘d like this one better. 2mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads Guaranteed! 😊👍🏻 2mo
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My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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#neverendingtbr

Leftcoastzen Nice thought! 2mo
Bookwomble In order to read all the books I want to (which is ALL the books!), I think I'll have to bathe in the vital fluids of other living beings to preserve my life force. Considering I'm a veggie, I guess there's going to be a lot of worried carrots out there! 🥕😟🥕 2mo
UwannaPublishme @Leftcoastzen I‘ve had some great books find me. 2mo
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UwannaPublishme @Bookwomble Whatever powers we need to enlist, we must forge forward! 😁📚📚 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s so true!! 1mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗🤗🤗 Hope you‘re having a great summer, Misty! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @UwannaPublishme thank you! You too 💛💛 1mo
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Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family | Ron Howard, Clint Howard
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Just sneaking in this #DoubleSpin read before midnight so it counts for July. Whew! 😅 Such an uplifting memoir by these cool siblings who still support each other, and had insightful parents who steered them well in their careers. Learned so much about Ron‘s segue into directing, and Clint‘s memorable character roles, especially on Star Trek! They even mentioned the defunct newspaper I used to work for in Burbank. Great fun!
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TheAromaofBooks I also stayed up late to finish one last July book! 😂 2mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks I‘m not sure which one of us is crazier! At least we‘re in good company. 😂 2mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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I‘m sooo close to finishing one more book for July...but time is slowly running out. How did that happen? 🤪⏱🤞🏻
In the meantime, here‘s my #BookSpin list for August.
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TheAromaofBooks Obviously you need to do nothing but read today, as hitting those July goals are top priority! 😂 2mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks You got that right! 😂 I‘m almost there! 2mo
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Stuart Little | E. B. White
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It dawned on me only recently that this beloved children‘s author was the same guy who kept my grammar in check with my well-worn copy of Strunk & White‘s “The Elements of Style”! 😁 I enjoyed this oddly entertaining read, even more so when I read that E.B. thought himself rather mousy-looking and also had a pet mouse.🤔 Superb narration by vintage actress Julie Harris(East of Eden, The Belle of Amherst)
#ChildrensClassicRead2022
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IndoorDame I can‘t believe I never made that connection before!!! 3mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️what a wonderful gem of knowledge that is!!! 3mo
SamAnne I childhood fave of mine. 3mo
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UwannaPublishme @IndoorDame Right?! Quite a shocker for me too! I guess it really is a small world.😁 3mo
UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie You always get me started on the trivia, and then I just keep digging. 😂 3mo
UwannaPublishme @SamAnne I can see why! 😍🙌🏻 3mo
TheBookHippie @UwannaPublishme it‘s so fascinating, all of it! I love it. 2mo
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My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way. | Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin
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Never read such a wild multimedia memoir like this! With this stunning intro of Jason‘s earliest work, I want more! Here, his profound poetry meshes so naturally within the brushstrokes of his buddy Griffin‘s bold collages & intricate portraits. It‘s really a raw visual diary by 2 collage roomies searching for truth while chasing their dreams—with powerful themes of friendship, survival, trust, hope & possibility.
#AuthorAMonth
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UwannaPublishme This updated edition includes an interview with the 2 Jasons, now 13 years older and wiser. This book is recommended for ages 12-99! 😁 3mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Oops, forgot to add that this is my July #BookSpin too! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 3mo
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How could I resist Laraine‘s engaging memoir being weaned on SNL & the original cast who started it all! This animated yet heartfelt narration by such a creative comedienne & voice artist was a gift in itself! Brought back many memories of wildly hilarious classic skits & top-caliber guest hosts back in the day. An honest, real, revealing trip to SNL‘s glory days.🙌🏻
P.S. My 6th and last June read and still no #BookSpinBingo 😆
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Sounds like a fun one! And I can't deal with how elusive bingos are! 😂 Like this should NOT be this hard!!! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Right??? I thought it was me! 😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I think my record is reading 17 books off my list and still not getting a bingo! How is that even possible!? 😆 3mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Now that kind of avoidance of a bingo takes great skill! 😂 3mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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I‘ve been dog-sitting this week, so this lovable pup Felix happily posed with my July #BookSpin list.
Let the games begin!
#BookSpinBingo
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AmyG He is too cute! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @AmyG And so sweet! I just love taking care of him. 3mo
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National Velvet | Enid Bagnold
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Velvet‘s soulful connection with Pie and all her horses-even the paper ones & her special bond with her mother were the highlights for me. How cool that Charlotte Brew(bottom left) was the first woman to ride in the Grand National in 1977. And last year, Rachael Blackmore(top right) became the first woman to win the Grand National in the 182-year history of the race. Thanks Enid, for planting the seed.🙌🏻
#ChildrensClassicRead2022
@TheBookHippie

UwannaPublishme I also loved learning that the horse in the wonderful movie version became a beloved birthday gift for 13yr-old Elizabeth Taylor! 🐴🎁 3mo
TheBookHippie I just loved it all too. Such a wonderful read and all the extra info is just ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️. This post is amazing!!! 3mo
UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie Thx for introducing me to another gem! They always inspire me to dig around for more fun facts.🤗 3mo
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TheBookHippie @UwannaPublishme me too, also we need the zen. Especially now. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie Indeed! Still struggling to comprehend all this madness. Let‘s stay strong! 💪🏻💙 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin Aargh I missed this book this month. And it sounds like it was a good one! Glad you enjoyed.☺️ 3mo
rubyslippersreads @UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie I‘m sorry I didn‘t get a chance to reread, but I‘m glad that so many Littens loved one of my favorite books. 3mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Keep it on the back burner! You‘ll love it! 🐴 3mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads You and @TheBookHippie do have great taste in books! 🙌🏻 I must watch the movie now. 3mo
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I‘m so inspired by Women Who Rock! Rickie Lee became an overnight sensation after appearing on SNL in 1979. She‘s another fierce, fearless troubadour who stood up for her unique sound & paved the way for today‘s female artists. Warner Brothers even installed monitors in record stores so fans could see her music video—a first! Way before MTV existed. Rickie Lee‘s memoir is as poetic & lyrical as her hypnotic songs.
#BookSpinBingo
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Lions, leopards & hyenas, oh my!This book grabbed hold of me & wouldn‘t let go. Loved the Hollywood spin & the way Bohjalian brilliantly crafted every chapter to reveal one more layer of each character‘s troubled past and terrifying present. Too bad starlet Katie didn‘t know about Liz Taylor‘s 60th B-Day Bash. If she took everyone to Disneyland, things would have turned out much better! 😉
#AuthorAMonth
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What an entertaining read!Joyce has been in so many TV shows,plays & game shows in the 60s & 70s, I lost count.😁 PLUS she married 4 colorful characters: son of American Theater icon Helen Hayes; producer of Bewitched; Days of our Lives heartthrob and(finally)her true love. Tons of heartwarming stories along with her struggles with codependency.She‘s 84⬆️ now and still going strong as an advocate for children‘s rights & mental health awareness.

AmyG I remember her! 4mo
rubyslippersreads And that doesn‘t even count being Murray‘s wife on the MTM show. 😄 4mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads 😁 Clearly Murray was her best husband! Did you know she was almost Mrs. Carol Brady of the Brady Bunch? 4mo
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UwannaPublishme @AmyG 😊 I‘m still amazed by how many different TV shows she‘s been on. 4mo
AmyG And 4 husbands! 🤣 4mo
UwannaPublishme @AmyG 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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What‘s not to love about Rainbow Rowell‘s She-Hulk! She‘s less savage, more compassionate, still hilariously bad-ass and freakin COOL! This first book in the new series is really just a teaser for what to expect from our meek lawyer turned bulkier and green—more personality, more loyal friends and more wild villains! Can‘t wait to see what‘s in store for Bruce Banner‘s cousin this time around. 💚💚💚
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Love Rainbow Rowell and I had no idea that this book was coming! Can't wait to pick up a copy. 💚 Hope all is well with you!☀️ 4mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin This was a Kindle rec, but I‘m ordering the entire print collection. Too hard to resist! Rainbow Rowell is the best! Hope life is treating you well too! Happy Reading and Happy Summer! 🌞🏖📚 4mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Let the June #BookSpin begin! 🎰
All hail our Rock Star host
@TheAromaofBooks for all the fun! 😎🙌🏻

P.S. My #LitsyLove pen pals always send me the coolest Peanuts cards. Love this one from the amazing @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗💌📬

Cinfhen Love the photo 🤩🤩 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Picnic | William Inge
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I‘m a little late for the #ThoughtfulThursday picnic...
1: At the beach, of course!
2: Anne Tyler, Anne Lamott and Fannie Flagg
3: chicken salad sandwiches, cheese puffs and creamsicles. And when @catiewithac opens up her own bakery, I‘d order 2 dozen of her homemade cookies! 😋🍪
@MoonWitch94

catiewithac 😂😋 Hahahahaha 😍 4mo
UwannaPublishme @catiewithac We can dream, can‘t we? 😄 Hope you‘ll be relaxing and maybe baking a bit this weekend. Hugs to all! 🤗❤️ 4mo
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Uh-oh! | Rachel Isadora
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Sorry @Sleepswithbooks .... I picked up my mail at the PO today and it looks like one of their machines took a bite out of the letter I just sent you! 🤣🤭🤪 Let‘s hope the next one has better luck. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
#LitsyLove

AmyG We care? 🤣 4mo
DivineDiana I‘m surprised it even reached you! Looks part of the address is missing! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Better it says we‘re embarrassed!😄 4mo
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Sleepswithbooks The post office eats snacks like me. We are supposed to be dieting!!!!! 4mo
UwannaPublishme @DivineDiana Good thing they salvaged my return address! 4mo
UwannaPublishme @Sleepswithbooks 😂 Thank goodness I didn‘t send donuts! 4mo
Sleepswithbooks Thank goodness @UwannaPublishme !!! My chubby hand and arm wouldn‘t be able to reach into the mailbox 📬 4mo
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In the continuing quest to shake my fear of bees, I found more comfort and much fun in this little gem by R.L. Stine. It reminded me of one of my favorite classic sci-fi films. (Help me!!!) 😳🪰
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TheAromaofBooks Great work tackling those fears! 😂 4mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks Slowly but surely! 😂🐝 4mo
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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Now that I‘ve read my first L. Frank Baum (Thank you #ChildrensClassicRead2022 and @TheBookHippie !) I‘m curious to read more of this series. It‘s an enchanting tale with the quirkiest characters, and magic potions gone awry-just what I love! It was also fun revisiting Dorothy and other classic characters from Oz. Is it really true that Baum named his magical land after the last drawer of his file cabinet: “O-Z”?😂
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TheBookHippie 😂 I loved this too!!! It was really fun! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I have never read an Oz book!!! 5mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks I guess that means I may see one on your next #BookSpin list! P.G. can‘t hog ALL your reading time! 😂 (edited) 5mo
UwannaPublishme @TheBookHippie Baum certainly went all out to entertain us kids. Brilliant! 5mo
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I‘m not big on psychological thrillers,but I did find a brilliant memoir-ish graphic novel for #AuthorAMonth.Who knew Patricia Highsmith wrote comic book scripts! This “fictionalized narrative of a true story” is the brainchild of Lumberjanes‘ Grace Ellis. It‘s a raw/gritty view of Highsmith‘s writing life, the events that inspired her most famous works, her disturbing psychoanalysis & her obnoxious, conflicted and dark personality.
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Soubhiville Sounds really intriguing. 5mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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How cool are these new Shel Silverstein postage stamps!!! 😍 They‘re certainly inspiring me to write more letters today to my wonderful pen pals.
Maybe I‘ll finally catch up?✍🏻📬
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Zuhkeeyah Awww those stamps are adorable! 5mo
TheBookHippie Ooooo. 5mo
marleed I just bought some sheets to place in the package for my son and DIL‘s baby shower. I thought it would be so fun for thank you notes! 5mo
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UwannaPublishme @marleed Great idea! 🙌🏻 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love these stamps 💚💚 5mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Right?! I need to stock up!😍 5mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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I‘m ready to take a spin or two in May! 😁🎰
#BookSpin
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P.S. Thx @iread2much for my partying pug! 🤗
#LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the card and stamps my friend!! I‘ll be writing back soon!! 💛 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Love your book cover magnets!!! 5mo
iread2much So glad you liked the card! 5mo
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Anne Lamott is like a friend who “gets you,” knows just what to say to make you feel understood, reminds you that you‘re not alone and that you can certainly handle whatever this crazy world throws at you. Her beautifully sculpted, profound words are truly salve for the soul!
(Photo: Last year, I watched her delightful online conversation with Glennon Doyle. Anne surprised us all by signing every book ordered.🙌🏻)
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AmyG Love Anne ❤️ 5mo
UwannaPublishme @AmyG Ditto! 🙌🏻 (edited) 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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The Echo Chamber | John Boyne
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I learned a lot about John Boyne and why he wrote this wildly brilliant book after watching his heartfelt interview at the UK‘s Tring Book Fest. He shares personal stories and many great points about listening to each other more and respecting our differences. He won me over along with this amusing over-the-top satire about our severe obsession with social media. https://youtu.be/UYKKAvDkA0A
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French Braid | Anne Tyler
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Here‘s the perfect reading companion for Anne Tyler‘s latest release—my friend‘s French Bulldog Bowie! (We‘re dog sitting this week.) Oh, I loved this book! It helped me appreciate all our family BBQs and reunions, and the quirkiest relatives whom I later discovered had taught me many of life‘s most profound lessons. As Anne says: “No heroes, no villains; just your average people. I hope you‘ll grow fond of them, in spite of their obvious flaws.”

thewallflower0707 Yeah, I‘m planning to read it this week over Easter 🐣 ☺️. Cute dog! 6mo
mrp27 Cute pup and cute picture. 🐶 6mo
LeahBergen Aww!! He‘s so cute. 6mo
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Leftcoastzen Awww! Cutie pie!🐶 6mo
UwannaPublishme @thewallflower0707 I think it‘s her best book to date! Will look forward to your review. 6mo
UwannaPublishme @mrp27 @LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Bowie is quite a character, and you can‘t help but love that face! 😄❤️ 6mo
rubyslippersreads But poor Desmond! 😿 5mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads Agreed! As an animal lover like you, I also found that part tough to fathom. I‘d love to hear Anne‘s take on it. It certainly showed that Mercy stood her ground to finally do something for herself. I could understand that she was tired of doing everything that was dumped on her and expected of her without being given a choice. But still...🤔 5mo
rubyslippersreads @UwannaPublishme It showed me that Mercy doesn‘t live up to her name. 😂 (The author‘s intention, I‘m sure.) 5mo
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads Indeed! 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 6mo
Smrloomis YES 😊👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Ahh so true! Hope all is well with you. 😉 6mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Doing great here! Happy almost Easter to you! 🐰 6mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Here‘s my #BookSpin list for April. Come on, Book Fairies....spin #12! 😊🤞🏻
@TheAromaofBooks
#AnneTyler 🙌🏻

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! And I got your letter today and it made my whole day better!! ❤ 6mo
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Now We Are Six | A. A. Milne
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I just adored this little book of playful children‘s poems! Singing them aloud made me laugh (and made my family wonder about me!) It also had a hilarious introduction and some of the cleverest rhymes I‘ve ever read. When I need a smile, I know I can always rely on A.A. Milne and Pooh! 😊
Thx @TheBookHippie and #ChildrensClassicRead2022 for another winner! 🙌🏻

PurpleyPumpkin I really enjoyed this one too! It was lots of fun. 🥰 6mo
tpixie The introduction was magnificent!! 🥰 🐻 🍯 👦🏼 🥰 6mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I may have to continue the series like you did. 6mo
UwannaPublishme @tpixie Totally agree. 😍🙌🏻 I was hooked as soon as I read it! 6mo
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I didn‘t realize that the author of this graphic novel was commissioned by Anne Frank‘s foundation. You can clearly see how he strove to make it a stunning and respectful tribute to Anne and her original diary. Reading both of these books now-amid the war in Ukraine and the pandemic, really sears Anne‘s raw insights and resilient spirit into your soul.🙌🏻
Thx @PurpleyPumpkin for the gift of this amazing graphic novel.
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I keep meaning to buy this graphic novel. It just looks so good. It‘s on my list and will shortly be in my home library!😉 6mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I‘ll save it for you. It‘s stunning and so powerful. And by the way: Happy Birthday, dear friend! 🥳🎉🎁🎈Hope you‘re partying right now and enjoying some great new reads! 🎂🎉📚 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Aww thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Your gift package came early, so I had to hide it from myself to not open it too soon. And then I almost forgot to open it last night! 😂 Thank you so much for the lovely gifts. The books all look great and I'm looking forward to reading them! And the tote bag is fabulous! Looks like it can hold LOTS of books and will come in very handy when I take my trips to the bookstore. You are the BEST!💜 6mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin So glad you had a great birthday, my friend! And there I go adding more books to your TBR! Wouldn‘t want you to run out of books. 😉📚📚📚 Keep celebrating! Sending birthday hugs and best wishes to you! 🤗🎉❤️ 6mo
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This book has so many layers to it—the captivating tradition of these resilient women divers, the atrocities of the Korean War, the heavy themes of friendship & forgiveness. The vast amount of research Lisa does (all herself!) for these books is mind-boggling! This one is haunting and heart wrenching, yet masterfully curated and beautifully written. Not my typical read, but certainly a powerful one I won‘t soon forget.
#AuthorAMonth
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Tera66 I loved this one. 6mo
UwannaPublishme @Tera66 😊👍🏻 6mo
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Aside from novels, Anne Tyler wrote many short stories (btw 1963-83) for top magazines such as New Yorker, Sat Eve Post, Redbook, McCalls, Harper‘s—including this vintage short from Cosmo 1974. In it, Anne allows us inside the mind of a healer and all the emotional complexities that come with having this intuitive gift. Fascinating!
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds so interesting! Stacked!!📚 7mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Uh-oh! I‘m causing your TBR stack to tumble over. 😁At least this one‘s a quick read. 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin 😂Haha you definitely are! But that‘s okay, makes me happy. 👍🏽 7mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Here‘s my #BookSpin list for March. 🤓📚And I‘m THRILLED to include Anne Tyler‘s newest book coming out this month. When you spin those numbers @TheAromaofBooks , can you land on lucky #12 please? 😆🎰🤞🏻🍀

jlhammar A new Anne Tyler is always something to look forward to. Can‘t wait! 7mo
UwannaPublishme @jlhammar Yes!!! She can‘t write them quick enough for me. 😉 7mo
TheAromaofBooks I will consult those BookSpin fates! 😂 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Another great reading list! Wishing you lots of reading time for March.🤞🏽🍀😉 7mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin At least we get a few extra days this month! 😁📚 7mo
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Heather!!! Omg, I just picked up your surprise package at the PO today and I‘m geeking out! Seriously, I‘m in Peanuts heaven! 😍 Where did you find all these coolest and vintage books, and that 3D bookmark? Love your Snoopy card and homemade bookmark too! What a blessing you are @Pageturner1 ! Thanks for making my day! #LitsyLove sure does come along when you need it most! What generous and wonderful friends I have met here!🤗❤️

Pageturner1 @UwannaPublishme you are welcome my friend. you have been kind to me. it is a great group to belong to. 7mo
UwannaPublishme @Pageturner1 Sending a big hug your way and just finishing a letter to you too. 🤗❤️ 7mo
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batsy How fab! Love Snoopy and the gang 😍 7mo
BiblioLitten Lovely package 💖 7mo
UwannaPublishme @curiouserandcurioser @batsy @BiblioLitten How can you not smile when Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are around?! 😊 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 7mo
UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hugs to you! 🤗❤️ 7mo
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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Ever since I stepped on a yellow jacket nest when I was a kid, I haven‘t been very fond of wasps or bees! 😬 But when my sweet pen pal @JaneyWaneyB sent this as a gift, I bravely dove it. The dystopian storyline is creepy and very compelling, and I can now say I admire this insect‘s fierce sense of community and the intricacies of how they run a hive. But has this book helped me conquer my fear? Not even close! 😳🐝
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Amiable You are brave! I have a phobia of snakes and I could never read a book that has any plot involving reptiles in any way. 😬 7mo
TheAromaofBooks I read this one a few years ago and had really mixed feelings about it. My main issue was there never felt like there was much of a plot, the story just wanders around all over the place without a whole lot of direction lol You can read my ranty review if you want - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/the-bees-by-laline-paull/ But great work facing your fears!! I definitely would not read a book about spiders! 😂 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like a really interesting book! I do find bees fascinating. Wasps too, although they drive me crazy in late summer when trying to eat al fresco. 😅Good for you for facing your fears!🙌🏽 7mo
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UwannaPublishme @Amiable Yikes, I hear you. I‘m not crazy about snakes either. 😬At least these bees weren‘t wreaking havoc on humanity or I would have bailed! 7mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks What a thorough review, my friend! I loved it and you sure made some great points. Some of the religious references did make me cringe. And I learned so much more about the mating dance of bees from your research! I think I was just relieved that no humans were harmed in the plot.😉 I must read more of your reviews! 7mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I really do find them fascinating...as long as they keep their distance! 😬 Hope you‘re staying warm and enjoying more good reads, my friend! ❤️ 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh thank you! I hate reading a book and not knowing what's real and what's not 😂 And I actually do have an interest in bees and beekeeping, so there is that haha I go through cycles with my blogging. Sometimes I'm all about it and stay on top of it, and other times I'm reeeeally bad about it. But it's turned into a great personal reference system, so I do try to give at least a paragraph or two about every book I read. 7mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks And you just recruited another fan! 😁🙌🏻 7mo
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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It‘s #WondrousWednesday, and I must thank @Blerdgal_Fenix who sent me this sweetest surprise Valentine‘s Day package. I‘m so grateful for Keia and all my #LitsyLove pen pals who keep me smiling with all their happy mail.🤗❤️
My current book, a gift from @JaneyWaneyB , is a pick and a page turner, but I‘m not sure yet if it‘s helping my fear of bees!😬🐝
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Anyone else want to play? Dive right in!

Eggs Thanks for playing ♥️♥️ 8mo
UwannaPublishme I almost forgot.....Thanks for the tag @Kdgordon88 !!! ☺️ 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin Looks like you had a fab Valentines Day! And interesting books as well! Sounds heavenly. 💜 8mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin We had a relaxing dinner and movie night with a lot of chocolate for dessert. 😁🍫 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you! Sounds like dessert was perfect. 😍 8mo
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This sweet memoir and love story is about the iconic 60‘s comedy team of Stiller and Meara (Ben‘s parents!), written by Jerry Stiller as a tribute to his wife. He was best known for his hilarious TV roles like those erratic TV dads we loved in Seinfeld and King of Queens. A funny and heartfelt read!
Happy ❤️ Day to my wonderful Litsy friends! I appreciate you all! 🤗