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witchyreader13

Joined September 2016

💙 “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.“ 💙
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A Spindle Splintered | Alix E. Harrow
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Got this book from my Creepy Christmas swap partner (thank you so much!). A unique twist on the old damsel in distress version of Sleeping Beauty, I give this high marks for friendship over romance, LGBTQ+ friendly, fatal/chronic illness visibility, and female characters who find the strength to make their story their own. I recommend to any woman who struggles & feels like her life is not within her control. Take your story back! 💓

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Template not from Litsy, but curious to see everyone's answers. What books make your list?
Have a great Monday, everybody! 😊

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The Black Cat | Horrified Press
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@kamoorephoto Okay, so my elderly gal has decided she'd rather hide away somewhere warm to sleep all day with the onset of really cold weather, so I haven't been able to get a photo of her with the mousie you sent as requested. I'm hoping I can appease you with a picture of Miss cranky puss's ridiculous belly floof instead. Lol. ❄🐱 ❤ Hope you're staying warm. 🌞🙂

kamoorephoto Awww yes this makes me smile 😻 I had a goofy black floof called Milo who passed away quite a few years ago now but he lived to the grand old age of 20 and I raised from the time I found him as a kitten. Truly the silliest sweetest cat ever. Your girl looks very content 💓💓 2w
witchyreader13 @kamoorephoto She's always snarking her discontentment, but I know better and have these photos to prove it. ;) 1w
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@somedayalmost Since you were out of town until New Year's, I placed the order for your gifts early this morning. They'll be shipping directly from Target with no middleman, so be on the lookout. Looks like the smallest item is shipping first, then the other 3 will ship this coming week. I passed the tracking info for the first item to @teebe through email. I'll do the same with #2. Let me know if they don't arrive! A very #creepychristmas to you!

SomedayAlmost Thank you so much! I look forward to receiving them! Very thoughtful for you to wait, so that porch pirates didn‘t spirit them away! (edited) 3w
witchyreader13 @SomedayAlmost Have a happy New Year! 3w
witchyreader13 @SomedayAlmost Your last package (all the good stuff. Lol) has shipped from Target. I sent the UPS tracking number to @teebe so you can keep an eye on it. I hope your holidays were awesome. Happy #CreepyChristmas ! ❤💀🌲 2w
witchyreader13 @somedayalmost Got an email from Target saying your second package arrived today and the first one arrived a couple days ago. Please let me know if they haven't. Happy Holidays! (edited) 2w
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The Tourist Attraction | Sarah Morgenthaler
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Thanks @kamoorephoto. Late with my #weekendreads - holiday week was busy af 😅
Reading: Fan Fiction: a Mem-noir by Brent Spiner that I got for Christmas ❤
Favorites: Christmas Vacation, Charlie Brown, Scrooged, Mixed Nuts, Planes Trains & Automobiles, horror Jack Frost & sequel, Krampus, & Muppets Christmas Carol 😋
Tagged: Easily bored by romance, but this was ridiculously funny. Kept reading the best lines out loud, so gf read & loved it too 😊

MellieD1974 Current read is Ready Player 2 and a few others books. My favorite wintery movies are Charlie Brown, Scrooge and Fred Claus, and I have a few #DebbieMacComber books that are winter set. Along with some #AgathaChristie 2d
witchyreader13 @MellieD1974 I tend to be a multi-reader as well. Lol. 22h
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❤ 🎫 💚 I wanted to reach out and say thank you to my #LitsyLove sisters. It's been a tough few months, and the joy that finding cards and letters in my mailbox brings me means so much, even if I haven't responded. I hope you all have had the happiest of holiday seasons, and I hope to send letters soon.

Crazeedi May the new year bring you health and peace of mind. Merry Christmas 💚❤🎄 3w
Kdgordon88 Merry Christmas ❄ thanking of you! 3w
WJCintron Merry Christmas!!! 😃 🎉 🌲 🌟
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas Jesse!! ❤️🎄💚 3w
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Last Final Girl | Stephen Graham Jones
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@kamoorephoto My camera stinks, but the #creepychristmas package was amazing & so much more than I expected! The number of books in this box was astounding; as was the fact that there was only 1 included I had actually read (but Nicole hadn't, so I passed it to her)! Add in the candy, the scarf, the Krampus details, the tarot, the pet items, etc., & I'm speechless. I opened it early to cheer a bad week, & it went above & beyond. Thank you! 😱 😻

witchyreader13 Oh, and I've never seen Persephone love a dangly toy as much as she loves the franken-mouse you sent, so thank you from her too! Lol 3w
kamoorephoto You should post a photo when you can of your Kitty!!! I tried to packed in as much as I could in your box… 3w
witchyreader13 @kamoorephoto I definitely will! It really looks like we had a lot of fun picking everything out. Helps that we have a lot of the same reading interests! :) 3w
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kamoorephoto Yaaaasss totally….I loved picking out your stuff 💓 I had SO many ideas it was ridiculous 😹 3w
LeahBergen Well, this is a little disappointing… I want to see what you got! 😆 3w
WJCintron Merry Christmas!!! 😃 🎉 🌲 🌟 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Not part of the #HauntedHollowSwap #HHS this year, but this #ThisOrThat looked like fun, so here goes:

Treat
Can't I have both?
Pumpkin
Equal opportunity horror fan, be it books, movies, or TV
Caramel apple (bobbing for apples as a kid always felt like drowning 😅)
Dracula
Real life haunted location, not Halloween jump scares. Otherwise, costume party.
Chocolate
Skeleton
Pumpkin Spice
I own a mini house panther, but also love sky puppies 💜

wanderinglynn Love mini house panthers & sky puppies! Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 4mo
witchyreader13 @wanderinglynn ❤ 💀 🎉 4mo
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I got this novel in a box of YA books chosen by Literati. I'd never heard of it and the blurb on the back sounded generic, so I wasn't expecting much. Decided to read the prologue to see if it was worth keeping... and then just kept reading. The story and characters hooked me within the first couple of pages. Witty, smart, and funny, the book tackles high school tropes in a unique way that allows readers of any age to connect with the characters.

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Imaginary Friend | Stephen Chbosky
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Mehso-so

For the first time in ages, I finished 2 books in a single week, and this weighty tome was over 700 pages, so that was no small feat. I really wanted to like this book. I was expecting a horror novel that spoke to the human experience, and was stoked when I noticed metaphor within the story, thinking it would cover spiritual issues as a whole. Sadly, it turned into a thinly veiled Christian-only allegory, which really isn't my thing.

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The Dragons of North Chittendon | Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
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So, someone posted a fun challenge in one of the FB book groups I'm in, asking people to recommend 3 books they own that they think no one else in the group owns. These are my 3. My my favorite grownup twisted funny fantasy novel, my favorite dystopian novel, and my favorite novel from my childhood. Would love to find out if anyone I know on Litsy owns any of these too. :)
#bookrecommendations

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Love & Friendship | Jane Austen
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For my #LitsyLove family: I've been extremely inactive recently due to illness. Thank you to those who have offered kind words & a sympathetic ear. Surgery on 9/21 that I'm hoping will create large improvements so I can get back to responding & sending love & friendship through snail mail. Much love to everyone in this awesome community.

BookwormAHN Hugs 💕 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending love and hugs 🤗 ❤️ 4mo
UwannaPublishme 🤗❤️🤗❤️ 4mo
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RedxoHearts Keeping you in my thoughts and hope that the surgery goes great 💕 4mo
witchyreader13 @RedxoHearts Thank you so much! 💛 4mo
witchyreader13 @BookwormAHN Thank you! 💛 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending lots of love ❤️ 🙏🏻 4mo
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Wonderful Wednesdays | Eddie Robertson, Sylvia Robertson
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@eggs #wonderfulwednesday

1.Rochester Vampire Ball. I later fell off my heels, breaking the shoe and my toe in the process. 🙃
2. 3 things: intelligence, honesty, twisted sense of humor. 😁
3.Spiders & heights. Can barely use a stepstool & have jumped on furniture & screamed over spiders like a faceless Looney Tunes woman. 😂
4.Planning a weekend trip to a very haunted B&B. Super excited. 😀

Everyone & anyone welcome to play.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Heels should be banned, they really kill all the fun. Looks like you had a great time before that though! 8mo
Eggs #1 oh no broken toe - 👠! Thanks for joining in 🧛‍♀️📚👏🏻 8mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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“Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.“

Just started this one yesterday. Hoping I'm in for a fun adventure. 😃

#firstlinefridays
@shybookowl

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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A HUGE thank you to my #bookcupidswap partner @rachelm for this amazing book and large bag of dark chocolate truffles. Full disclosure, I opened the box early because I needed a new book to read while I wasn't feeling well. I finished Bunny within 24 hours. Loved it so much! And thank you to @candority for running this swap. So much fun!

candority I‘m so glad you loved Bunny! It‘s on my TBR for this month. I hope you‘re feeling better! Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 11mo
rachelm So glad you loved that book! It is one of the weirdest books I‘ve ever read and I adored it 11mo
witchyreader13 @rachelm I adore weird, so I loved it. :) 11mo
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witchyreader13 @candority It's a chronic condition, so some days are better than others, but I'm very much enjoying my weekend. 11mo
candority @abooknerdsparadise Awh, I‘m sorry to hear that. I‘m glad your weekend is treating you with kindness though 💕 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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Pickpick

This story is powerful and beautifully told. The manipulation of abuse and the repercussions it can have on a life. I rejoined a local book club online and when I saw this as January's pick, I knew it would be a struggle due to my own troubled history with men. I ended up reading it over the course of 24 hrs because I was desperate to find some hope at the end. Bravo to women making a point to speak out about abuse and mental health. #metoo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to read this next... #metoo 9mo
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#strangersonatrain giveaway asks how you found Litsy. For me, books have always been their own fandom - I'm always on the hunt for other readers & bookish online communities. I'm in a number of bookish groups on Facebook and someone posted that Litsy was like Instagram but exclusively for books, which sounded amazing to me. Unfortunately, it was only available on iOS at the time, but I kept stalking the website until it hit Android. Lol.

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Slayer | Kiersten White
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So, I am a HUGE Buffy fan. I adore the show, but I also must've watched the movie a million times as a teen. I've been slowly working my way through related written works in the last 6 months or so. I'm always afraid that authors will butcher my beloved world. White did a decent job of adding to the canon. Not my favorite addition, but a solid 3.75 stars. I definitely enjoyed it enough to read the next one. Two reads down! 😃 #seriesread2021

cozypunk I read White's retelling of Frankenstein recently. Friends were quick to let me know about her Slayer title! Is it one book or a series? 9mo
witchyreader13 @cozypunk It's a duology. I haven't read the second one yet. The other title is Chosen. 😊 9mo
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Put this together today just for fun. Figured this would be a good place to share it. ❤ #bookaddict #IcanquitanytimeIwantto #OhThisbooklooksamazing #neverendingTBR 😁

witchyreader13 Though in all honesty, I haven't bought a huge batch of books in quite a while. Instead, my sweet, loving fiancee groans as she helps me carry multiple bags of library books at a time, up and down the staircase to our second floor apartment. ;) 12mo
Jari-chan 😂😂😂 12mo
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Slayer | Kiersten White
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So, only 131 pages in so far, but it's scenes like this that convince me that the main character is just me in an alternate universe. 😅

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A Longer Fall | Charlaine Harris
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Charlaine Harris is an author whose books I will pick up without knowing what they're about. That being said, I am not a fan of Westerns, so I was wary of this series going in. But the mix of alternate history, magic, & a fast paced plot in the 1st book enthralled me, & I loved A Longer Fall just as much. Does anyone know if this series will be longer than 3 books? First book finished in 2021. Woo-hoo! #seriesread2021

TheSpineView Way to go! 12mo
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A Longer Fall | Charlaine Harris
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Litsy is my safe space, where we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down, so I won't get political. I just want to say that the division in my country scares me, & I had to get off social media yesterday due to the hate being spewed. I picked up my book to calm myself & it happened to be a scene with a peaceful resolution to a riot & people finding unity. It was exactly what I needed in that moment. Thank you, Charlaine Harris.💓

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Grim Lovelies | Megan Shepherd
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Today was opening day for the #LittleChristmasSwap #LCS. Thank you so much to my swap partner. I have been dying to read this book since it came out and I never say no to dark chocolate truffles. 😉 And full disclosure, I had to create a collage using stock photos because I have already torn open and scarfed the bag of snack mix. 😂 Happy holidays, everyone!

Alfrazier21 Yay! I‘m so glad you liked it! 12mo
witchyreader13 @alfrazier21 The snack mix reminded me of what we used to call Gorp in Girl Scouts, which was a mix of pretzels, cereal, nuts, & M&Ms, so your box brought me a little bit of nostalgia as well. :) 12mo
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer | | Joss Whedon, Jordie Bellaire
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Ok, late posting this, but I opened my #creepychristmas package from @charlene1321 and can I just say that I. LOVED. Everything! I forgot to take a photo and have already gobbled down all of the chocolate, so forgive my collage! I immediately read the Buffy GN & mini booklet cover to cover too. I'm also floored that I haven't heard of Angela Carter before now 'cuz this book looks awesome! Thank you so much for everything! 💜

AFrostCauseReads Oh yay! I‘m so glad you liked everything! Merry creepy Christmas!!! 13mo
teebe 💀🖤 13mo
cozypunk Can't wait to join creepy xmas later this year! 9mo
witchyreader13 @cozypunk Yes! It was my favorite of the swaps this year. 9mo
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Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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Thank you, Misty! Got the package you sent me today. I've been meaning to try out a Jodi Picoult novel for some time now and this one looks interesting. I also love the little book of dream-based quotes. I'll pull it out for a boost when things feel difficult. I hope you and your family are having a joyous holiday season. #happyholidays #litsylove #bookmail

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘ve very welcome!! Happy New Year!! 🎊 13mo
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Nick | Michael Farris Smith
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A Gatsby sequel focusing on Nick Carraway? Ummm.... yes, please! Immediately added to my Amazon wishlist to be purchased when it comes out.

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Once and Future Witches | Alix E Harrow
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Super excited about everything in my #jolabokaflodswap package from @coveredinrust! Thank you so much! I tried a bite of the honey dark chocolate bar and it was absolutely amazing. I can't wait to try the other one and the book is getting bumped ahead of several others on my reading list. :) Happy holidays!

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh! I love those honeycomb bars! 🤤 13mo
witchyreader13 @coveredinrust For the record, I pulled out the almond butter chocolate bar this morning, intending to just eat a couple pieces with my coffee while I figured out what to do for breakfast, but ended up eating the whole damn bar because It. Was. Amazing! Lol. 13mo
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It's been a hell of a year. I've watched front-line friends fall apart from daily strain, seen other friends battle cancer & life-changing illnesses, fought my own battle with a mystery illness, & I haven't hugged my family since February. But I'm still here, and I consider that a victory. Be kind to yourself (and others) this holiday season. Find time for self-care, try not to worry so much about the little things, & get help if you need it. ❤

ozma.of.oz Well said! ❤️❤️ 13mo
Clwojick Agreed 💝 13mo
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The Christmas Swap | Melody Carlson
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Just opened my #litsylovewinterswap package from @moonprismpower.
Thank you so much! I had never heard of the Gimble, but it will make holding books open so much easier. And the size/weight will make it easy to throw into a purse and go! Super excited to read the books & I love the infinity scarf. Told my fiancee I would be nice and let her steal the vanilla hot cocoa, but there was no way she was getting my mint packet! Lol. Happy holidays!

Bookgoil So cute and Sailor moon!!! 13mo
witchyreader13 @Bookgoil Yes! I only just started getting into manga/anime about 3 years ago and as such, hadn't gotten around to reading or watching Sailor Moon yet. It's one of my fiancee's favorites so I've been wanting to pick it up for a while now to give it a go. So excited to get started! @moonprismpower, it's going to be my very next read after I finish the copy of Over the Woodward Wall I got from the library. 😍 13mo
Moonprismpower So happy you love it! I use a fumble all the time. Yes mint is my favorite too. And I really enjoy Sailor Moon. I want to buy the whole manga and dvd sets but they‘re pricey. That‘s where my name handle comes from! (edited) 13mo
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#JolabokaflodSwap

I've had one health issue after another going on recently, so I'm having my swap match's items shipped directly from Amazon to be on the safe side. Delivery date is saying December 21 at the latest. I'll email @coveredinrust once I have a tracking number for the package so she can be on the lookout. Sorry for the delay. My health issues caused me to lose my work client & I had to wait until I found another.

CoveredInRust It's no problem! I hope you feel better soon! It's crappy being sick anytime but the holidays are all the worse. Just curious, did you happen to put in my email? Cause ive just noticed two fedex tracking numbers come in that i know i didn't make orders for. This would solve the mystery :) 13mo
witchyreader13 Hmmm. I did not, but maybe it's able to track it just based on your address? Although, I believe what I got you should be arriving in one package, so hopefully at least one of those FedEx packages is happy mail from someone else! :) 13mo
CoveredInRust @abooknerdsparadise Huh. Maybe. They both arrive today and it kinda weirded me out lolol 13mo
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witchyreader13 @CoveredInRust Yeah, I haven't gotten the shipping notification yet, so I'm guessing you must be getting something from someone else. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you! Lol. I'll let you know as soon as soon as I get a tracking number though so you can compare. 13mo
CoveredInRust @abooknerdsparadise I called and found out what was up. Thank you, though! And Happy Holidays to you! 13mo
bookish_wookish Hey! Just checking in to see if you have shipped/received your #littlechristmasswap 13mo
witchyreader13 @bookish_wookish I just emailed you with the details. :) 13mo
bookish_wookish Got it! Thanks! 13mo
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Currently working without a phone and my Chromebook takes terrible pics, so just putting a generic package photo on this, but I received my #creepychristmas #litsyswap package yesterday, although it took some serious digging on Litsy to figure out who sent it so I could let you know. No username on the package and no first name! Lol. Anyway, I am very intrigued by the Fragile stickers and can't wait to see what's inside! 😍

AFrostCauseReads I‘ll let you know right now, don‘t worry too much about the fragile stickers. I was reusing a box and those were already on it 😂 (edited) 13mo
witchyreader13 @Charlene1321 Haha! Good to know. Makes me feel a little better about it being jostled around on my living room floor. Lol. Still very much looking forward to seeing what's inside! 😊 13mo
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Just because it's that kind of year, I'm feeling like I have the flu. I didn't think @moonprismpower needed to get hit with it for the holidays, so I'm doing the safe thing and using my powers of Amazon Prime to ship her gifts straight from the warehouse. I contacted customer service and they guaranteed that they'd be delivered before the 19th. There are 3 items - not sure if they'll ship separately. ❤ ❄#llws #litsylove #litsylovewinterswap

Moonprismpower Oh no! I really hope you feel better soon. My heart goes out to you. I‘ll be on the lookout and appreciate you‘re caring about my health. Hugs 13mo
witchyreader13 @Moonprismpower Thank you! I forgot to mark them as “this is a gift,“ so they might not actually tell you their from me. I'll send you the tracking numbers as soon as I have them though. And I sent you an email so I could tell you a little bit about what I chose without actually telling you what the book/gifts are. :) 13mo
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Blood Countess | Lana Popovic
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Nicole texted me this morning that she had noticed a package for me downstairs on her way out. I had no idea what it was. I didn't recognize the company name, it wasn't marked as a #LitsySwap. I opened it up and apparently I won a contest at YallWrite! in November! Woo-hoo! My prizes were Blood Countess, Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy, In the Hall With the Knife, and an art print from Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi. 😍

AFrostCauseReads Hi, have you gotten any other packages? Maybe one marked #cc for #creepychristmas?? My tracking says it was delivered the 9th 🤔 13mo
witchyreader13 @Charlene1321 Omg. I JUST finished posting about receiving it! I picked it up yesterday from my parents' place, but had to do some digging on Litsy to figure out who had sent it so I could let you know. Lol. 13mo
AFrostCauseReads Yay! I‘m so glad it made it there safely!! And yeah, I realized I didn‘t put my Litsy handle on it 🙁 13mo
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Holiday Cheer: Recipes and Decorating Ideas for Your Best Christmas Ever | Good Housekeeping Institute (New York, N.Y.), Country Living, Redbook
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Just a shout out to my #LitsyLoveWinterSwap partner. I don't have access to my camera right now, but I received my package from her. Had a bit of a financial hiccup this past week, but I will be paying extra to rush her package out to her in the next couple of days to make sure it gets to her in time. Thank you for being so patient!
#LitsyLove #llws

Moonprismpower Sorry I didn‘t see this until now. Thank you for the update. 😃 13mo
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#MeetTheLittens
1. Born in PA, but grew up in the Southern Tier of NY state
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3. Any series by Charlaine Harris
4. Reality Bites or Dan in Real Life
5. Schitt's Creek, The Vampire Diaries/Originals, Stranger Things
6. Ani Difranco & Brian Molko
7. Deep Purple
8. Urban fantasy
9. I'm a freelance content marketer
10. My 10-year-old black “kitten“ Persephone, and my fiancee's rattie boys Norbert & Daggett

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@mommamanzi #greatchristmasgiveaway

So, I know she already nominated me, but I'd like to nominate my bestie @milesnmelodies

Between the anxiety of the pandemic and a deluge of health issues, it's been a really tough year for both of us. She argues this when I tell her, but she's one of the toughest chicks I know. She lives alone and it would be easy to just give up and hide, but she keeps moving forward and makes sure I'm doing the same. ❤ you!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
MilesnMelodies So, I just saw this. Thanks! 13mo
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Winter Games | Melissa J. Morgan
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Using books instead of movies this year, but had enough tropes already to complete the top row for +20. Added to the +1 for this post, it's +21 points for team #MerryReaders #WinterGames2020

Clwojick Way to go! 13mo
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Winter Games | Melissa J. Morgan
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Using books instead of movies this year, but had enough tropes already to complete the top row for +20. Added to the +1 for this post, it's +21 points for team #MerryReaders #WinterGames2020

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The Lump of Coal | Lemony Snicket
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Read my Lemony Snicket Christmas picture book on 12/4. IMO, it wasn't as good as the Series of Unfortunate Events books, but still fun. +25 for a Holiday Read, +1 for this post, for a total of +26 points for team #MerryReaders #WinterGames2020

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The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel | Richard Paul Evans
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Finished this book on 12/4. It's +25 for a Holiday Read, +5 for Book to Movie (Hallmark), and +1 for my post for a grand total of +31 points for team #MerryReaders #WinterGames2020

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#wintergames2020 #merryreaders +26 pts
I found a jar of M&M cookie mix from my fiancee's cousins. With my hand pain, I didn't want to scoop & drop 24 individual balls. I converted the recipe to bar cookies. You can do this for recipes with a similar texture & 350 temp. Add up the ingredients for # of cups. 6-8 goes in 9x13 pan. Less than 6 goes in 8x8 or 9x9. Dough less than 1“ thick. Then multiply bake time by 2.5. If not done, add 5 min.

witchyreader13 Cookies baked at other temps can also be converted, but are a little more tricky. Find the formula here: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2018/09/10/transform-your-favorite-cookie-... 14mo
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#wintergames2020 #MerryReaders
Ok, so some may call starting with a box mix cheating, but I've been trying to find ways that I can still bake despite my hand pain caused by health issues. Cinnamon is festive for me and I love dark chocolate, so I pulled out a Duncan Hines dark chocolate brownie mix and doctored it up to make Mexican chocolate brownies. Follow box directions, add 3tsp cinnamon & 1tsp chili or chipotle powder, & bake. +26 pts.

Hestapleton Oooo that sounds DELISH! 14mo
MoonWitch94 Sounds delicious 😋 and it‘s NOT cheating! ❤️ 14mo
witchyreader13 @Hestapleton
So, I MAY have made a grunting noise like an animal in heat when I took a bite. 😂 I also MAY have eaten several while waiting for my lunch to cook. 😁
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Thank you! I'm so used to baking from scratch. This year is a change in so many ways.
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Hestapleton @abooknerdsparadise okay I‘m officially making these once I‘m out of quarantine! 14mo
witchyreader13 @Hestapleton ❤ I highly recommend the corner pieces with the crunchy edges. 14mo
witchyreader13 @Hestapleton I also suggest a little bit more chili powder. I would've liked a bit more heat to it. 🙂 14mo
Hestapleton @abooknerdsparadise will report back! 14mo
Hestapleton Um I was not adequately prepared for how amazing these were going to smell sweet Jesus. 13mo
witchyreader13 God, I ended up eating almost the entire pan myself in 48 hours. My fiancee only got a few of them. Lol 13mo
Hestapleton @abooknerdsparadise I‘m predicting that‘s how it‘s going to go here too! 13mo
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Edit: +26 points to team #MerryReaders #WinterGames2020

Ok, I'm still fuzzy on how points work. Can one book be counted in multiple categories to total up the points from all of them? I finished this book yesterday and it is a holiday read, a TBR read, as well as marking off my first square for A Very Merry Bingo. So, how many points does it count as? Sorry, this is my first time participating in any games on Litsy!

witchyreader13 And I should mention that A Very Merry Bingo was also listed as a Readathon. 14mo
TheAromaofBooks I may be wrong, but my understanding is that you have to choose one “category“ for your book (so it can be a Holiday Read OR a TBR Read OR an Impulse Read) but all the other points are stackable. So it would be 25 points for a Holiday Read & then the Readathons are 10pts per hour that you read. Since you're in #MerryReaders you should totally join our Slack channel!! We have a lot of discussions there about points & how they work!! 14mo
witchyreader13 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! I signed up for the Slack channel, but haven't actually checked it out yet. I'll take a look later today. 14mo
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So, yesterday I discovered that I had received quite a haul of holiday cards already from this year's #cardswaps and a couple of #litsylove pals. Thank you all so much! It's been a really tough year and having so much happy mail to look forward to is wonderful.

witchyreader13 I think I tagged everyone I received a card from, but if I missed anyone I'm sorry! 14mo
LibrarianRyan yahhhhh 14mo
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Set up a Fantasy Reading Challenge on Storygraph. Doesn't start til Jan., but it's Live to join early & look at the prompts. It focuses on expanding reading horizons - marginalized characters, POC/queer authors, feminist leanings, classics, indies, series by authors you haven't tried, books on your TBR for WAY too long, etc. If you're interested, check out this link: https://bit.ly/3nEL0qC
#ReadingChallenge #buddyreads #ReadingChallenges

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Ok, I have a question for all my fellow littens who use Litsy for book swaps and book clubs throughout the year. How the hell do you find them? 😂 I use the Android and browser versions of Litsy and they make it so hard to discover this stuff! Are there specific hashtags I should be looking out for? In return for your help, I have enclosed a pic of the ridiculous potholders I have asked my fiancee to get me for Christmas. 😁

Hestapleton Omg I need these 😂 14mo
Sleepswithbooks 😂😂😂These are awesome!!! 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the cat butts! I find the swaps mainly by "word of mouth" so to speak. Here are some Littens you can follow who often host swaps, that will help for sure. @MaleficentBookDragon @LibrarianRyan @teebe @Meaw_catlady @Chrissyreadit @bookish_wookish @wanderinglynn @sprainedbrain @Chelleo @Avanders . Also @LitsyHappenings often shares posts of upcoming swaps & events. 14mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego And @suvata hosts #lmpbc (Litsy Mark Up Postal Book Club) 14mo
Chrissyreadit I love your potholders! 14mo
Chrissyreadit You might want to follow more people too- and make sure you are following everyone who is tagged above. Also if you go to some of the swap hashtags and follow those people you will be following the people who mostly participate and share swap information. The book clubs and book challenges can be followed that way too. 14mo
Chrissyreadit I love LMPBC for “bookclub” feel 14mo
BookwormAHN And @Clwojick hosts tons of stuff throughout the year. 14mo
witchyreader13 Thank you so much, everyone! Keep them coming if you've got them! Lol. 14mo
sprainedbrain I‘m here because I was tagged but I just have to say OMG I need those potholders. 😂 14mo
LibrarianRyan I can see why you want those pot holders. I host the #BBRC BIRTH AND BEYONG READING CHALLENGE. I also host the #makerswap. #cardswap is open until Friday. I randomly host book mark swaps and various others. It just depends. You should also follow @LitsySwaps And @LitsyHappenings I know at least one of them is still being ,maintained. 14mo
wanderinglynn Those pot holders are awesome. 😆 I mostly find out about events from either host‘s original post or other Littens reposting the event. 14mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! Thanks for the shoutout @BookwormAHN I‘ve been a little absent on Litsy lately but I‘ll tag people you should follow for online bookclub ideas and some hashtags to look out for #SundayBuddyRead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie @Librarybelle #LiteraryCrew @Soubhiville #AuthorAMonth #shakespeareReadalong #fellowshipOfTolkien #pemberlittens 14mo
Cinfhen If you want to join reading challenges I host one with @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @4thhouseontheleft I recently posted a sign up link #Booked2021 also starting Jan first is #ReadingAsia2021 by two wonderful Littens @BarbaraBB and @Librarybelle 14mo
Cinfhen Lots to do here on Litsy... just the more people you follow, the more you‘ll discover and awesome potholders 🥰 14mo
Chelleo Be on the lookout for the #BlitsySwap #BlitsyHistoryMonth sign up after Thanksgiving 14mo
TheAromaofBooks So when I first joined, I just started seeing who was being tagged as the host for different challenges & then I would follow the host. Most people here are also really friendly, so if you see a hashtag being used & aren't sure what challenge or swap it belongs to, just ask & you will usually get filled in on the details!! December is BIG month for all the annual reading challenges getting posted so keep an eye out!! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Also, @Andrew65 hosts a monthly readathon around the middle of each month where you set your own goals. The last weekend of every month is the #24B4Monday readathon... theoretically you try to read 24hrs over that weekend, but most of us set our own goals for that, too haha There are a lot of low-key challenges like that going on where there isn't really a prize or official entry system, just a way of encouraging one another to read harder!! 14mo
Librarybelle Love the potholders! Echoing so many others...viewing hashtags and hosts of swaps and buddy reads and other challenges is a good way to get involved. 14mo
Avanders Lol hilarious potholders 😆 I think what @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego said is spot-on, especially these days. I‘ll add a few hashtags that I check every so often: #litsyswap #litsyswaps #litsyhappenings And note a couple more people to follow ☺️ @Endowarrior21 @ferskner @Mommamanzi @monalyisha 14mo
Endowarrior21 Thank you for the tag @Avanders 14mo
BarbaraBB You know everything now 😊. Two more interesting events: @Texreader and @Butterfinger will host a monthly event called #LitAndFood from January and @Cinfhen and I host a #bestbuddyread in February, reading the tagged book. Just check out the hashtags 💕 14mo
Clwojick My best friend made these as coasters for my bridal shower 😂 14mo
tpixie Fun coasters and great question!! 14mo
Butterfinger Thanks for the shoutout @BarbaraBB. Wonderful potholders. I'm sure you will find something to interest you. Litsy has a lot to offer. Has anyone mentioned #LitsyLove @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the shout outs @BookwormAHN and @Cinfhen — I would add that if you‘re a nonfiction reader (or wish you were) give @Riveted_Reader_Melissa a follow. She hosts some buddy reads throughout the year, including #shesaid. 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage And OMG I might have to find a pattern for those potholders—adorbs! 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I usually find things by seeing them accidentally while scrolling and then I just look up the tag or ask. I currently follow the #PratchettPosse or #OokBOokClub who are reading Terry Pratchett 1 book a month, #ShakespeareReadAlong which reads about the plays 1 Act a week, the #StarWarsBuddyRead which is reading all the new cannon books 1 a month, #FellowshipOfTolkien which is currently working their way through the histories of Middle Earth, & ⤵️ 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa #NonfictionNerds who vote on 1 nonfiction book a month to read together hosted by @dariazeoli #SheSaid 1 nonfiction books a month by a female author, the #BBBBC a scifi & fantasy book club, they rotate between the 2 reading one every 2 months. There are also a bunch that just spring up, so definitely if you have a favorite author, try checking out there book in a search or a tag search and see if anything pops up... I‘ve seen things like Harry⤵️ 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️Potter chapter a day type group reads pop up often. I know there is an Austen book club the #Pemberlittens I believe, and a King group #LosersClub, and there‘s of course #LMPBC which I know I saw mentioned up above somewhere. (edited) 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh sorry, I should have tagged @InLibrisVeritas who runs the #BBBBC that I mentioned above 14mo
MaleficentBookDragon I LOVE those pot holders!!! I have to find a pattern for them.
As for swaps, I usually happen upon them by accident.
And, the fact I've done so many I tend to get tagged by some of the hosts (THANK YOU).
I just signed up for the one @#avanders is doing right now.
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ferskner Thanks for the tag @Avanders ❤️ and hi @abooknerdsparadise 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Also it never hurts to just search the tag #BuddyRead once in awhile. 14mo
Nute Hi! I think that you can get a feel for the community-friendliness of Litsy from the many responses received to your inquiry. Even I learned a thing or two reading the replies!😃 The one thing that I would echo is definitely increasing your ‘following‘ numbers so that more post auto-present to you thus increasing your exposure to what is happening on Litsy. Have fun! 14mo
witchyreader13 Thank you, everybody! @nute Yes, I love the community here! I only wish that Litsy allowed the formation of group pages instead of just hashtags, or that they would allow you to follow specific hashtags instead of having to remember them each time you want to look things up. It would make things easier, but despite the app not being as user-friendly as I'd like, the bookish community here makes it so I never think about leaving. 😊 14mo
Nute Great ideas! Every now and then a poll-post will come out asking community members what they like about Litsy and ideas about improvements. I‘m not sure what the purpose of that polling post is... if it is creator or user initiated? if the suggestions are considered as future updates? You might reply with your suggestions if the inquiry is made again.🙂 I‘m looking forward to getting to know you! 14mo
FlowerFairy Regarding the potholders - several years ago I crocheted a smaller version of that same pattern and made it into fridge magnets🤪 13mo
witchyreader13 Thanks again, everyone! For the record, my Mom DID end up getting me a set of these coasters for Christmas. 😅 13mo
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#kindnessandpositivityweek #littenappreciation
Is there a Litten you appreciate? Who is it and why?
Everyone in the #litsylove group is incredibly supportive, but these littens went above and beyond in lifting my spirits & making me feel cared for during this long year of health issues, even while going through tough stuff themselves. I appreciate you all so much! Shout-out to my bestie @milesnmelodies for being awesome. Welcome to the group!

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Ok, #coffeebeanbookclub members. What exactly is the Coffee Bean Book Club and how does it work because I'm super jealous of all the great packages you guys are sending! :) For your enjoyment, see above for a picture of an awesome teacup I saw on Facebook today, though I have yet to find one of my own. Lol.

TrishB I was just about to say where do you buy those! 14mo
runswithscissors007 🖤🖤🖤 that☕️ 14mo
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Soubhiville Ha! This is great! 14mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I would start drinking tea for that sweet set! 💙 Unrelated, but is Lelaina Pierce your real name or your favorite Reality Bites character? 14mo
witchyreader13 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Not my name, just my altar ego. 😅 14mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Nice! We all need a couple of those. 14mo
witchyreader13 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😂 Yeah, I think I have 3 - Lelaina Pierce, Harley Quinn, and Hank Moody (David Duchovny's character in Californication). 😄 14mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I use Anastasia Beaverhausen & Karen Walker most often, then I'll pepper in goofy ones that Shawn gives Gus in Psych, like Lavendar Goomes. 14mo
witchyreader13 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I freaking love Psych. Lol. Been trying to turn my fiancee on to it so she can share in the ridiculousness. 😁 14mo
Avanders Hi 🙋🏽‍♀️ I see no-one from #cbbc has seen your question yet 😳 #coffeebeanbookclub is kind of like #LMPBC (see @suvata ), but with 10-12 people, just cozy mysteries, and we send coffee (or tea) too (along with other goodies sometimes) 😄 We just started round 4, but if this sounds like something you‘re into, keep an eye out for round 5 (assuming we do it again) next fall. Mommamanzi is host ☺️ 14mo
witchyreader13 @Avanders Thank you! 14mo
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Okay, taking part in #creepychristmas and I was asked to post my holiday aesthetic. In my house we do a mix of silly, cute, creepy, boozy, and goddess Yuletide. I may have asked my fiancee today if we could buy that 7.5 foot animatronic Krampus this year instead of a new artificial tree. 😂

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I really hope you do get that Krampus! 14mo
kay.the.bibliophile Krampus freaks me out, I get chills just looking at it, I saw this past Halloween someone dressed up as a Krampus!! 14mo
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#creepychristmas
So not the scariest book I've read, but darker & creepier than I expected, so it gets a gold star! Hooray for non-sparkly vampires! But for the record, I've read those too 😅 3) The original Jeepers Creepers is a damn good film! Classic creature feature camp with the perfect amount of creepy 4) Give me a dark vamp any day, but it's ghost stories that scare the bejeezus out of me 5) I may have coaster, mug, & journal addictions