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Post Office
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novelthe one that catapulted its author to national fameis the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Got some #litsylove ready to go out in tomorrow‘s mail!

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wanderinglynn
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#staycationintime box on its way (priority so it gets there by the 14th) to @cobwebmoth
After I taped it all up, then I realized I had left a couple small items out. 🤦🏼‍♀️ So I had to rip the tape off, which is why, Laura, the box looks a bit trashed already.

And both #bookmarkswap packages (not pictured) also in the care of the U.S. postal service.

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🤣😆😘❤️🥰👏🙌🎉 3mo
cobwebmoth Thank you!😊 3mo
Annl Have not seen you on here for a couple of days. Hope all is well in your 🌎 3mo
wanderinglynn @Annl 👋🏻 Busy, busy month. I‘m on work travel, so it‘s been hard to check in. ☺️ 3mo
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JazzFeathers
Post Office | Charles Bukowski

#Bookmarkswap
@LibrarianRyan @cobwebmoth

I'm afraid my package will be late.
I need to go to te post office for internazional shipping, but the post office of my place is closed at the moment (they tried to force the automatic cashier with a bomb). I tried a few other offices, but many are closed for the holidays in August.
Of course l'll try until l'll make it, but at this point l don't think it will be there next week.

So sorry.

LibrarianRyan It happens and we all understand. Stay safe. 3mo
cobwebmoth It's okay. I completely understand.❤ 3mo
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crazyspine
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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New stamps, y'all. Which one is your favorite? I also really liked the Woodstock ones but had to cut myself off. Who's ready for some #LitsyLove?

Exbrarian Marvin Gaye! Bert & Ernie gay, too. But that's besides the point. 3mo
Ddzmini Love Marvin Gaye 🥰🥰🥰🥰😍😍😍😍 3mo
catiewithac I love those dog stamps! 😍 3mo
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Schnoebs I loved their frog stamps. I thought they were the cutest 3mo
CaliforniaCay I just got the marvin Gaye ones! I immediately thought, cool, now I feel motivated to catch up on litsylove! 3mo
crazyspine @Schnoebs I love frogs! @catiewithac me too, but I wish they had dachshunds. @CaliforniaCay @Ddzmini @Exbrarian I don't know if stamps can ever be cool, but the Marvin Gaye stamps are probably the closest we'ok ever get. 3mo
Ddzmini I agree 💁🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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CrowCAH
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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#MakerSwap

I shipped my box today!

To my Litten, expect it to arrive some time on Tuesday!

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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Received some #litsylove while I was away in Orlando! ❤️❤️❤️😊

AmyG 😘💕 5mo
Stacypatrice 💚💌😀 5mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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@Mommamanzi the #colormeread box arrived while I was in Orlando! Can‘t wait till the 30th to open!

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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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More #litsylove and #birthdaylove arrived yesterday, thank you all! 🎉❤️

Soubhiville Yay! Happy Birthday! 5mo
Avanders Happy birthday!! 🎉🎈 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 📚🎈🎊🎉🎁 5mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Happy Birthday! 🎉💃🏽📚 5mo
Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎁🎂💐🎈 5mo
Crazeedi Yay!!! Hope your day was awesome!!🎉🎉 5mo
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AnneCecilie
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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We meet Henry Chinaski who works at the Post Office. This novel shows the repetitiveness of his work, and the expectancy to be efficient.

I didn‘t laugh out loud reading this, but I liked reading about this man‘s life nevertheless

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AnneCecilie
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Next up.

The plan is to attend a literary event about this novel later this month, so it‘s probably a good idea to have read it first

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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Feeling the #litsylove today! Thanks, ladies!

Jee_HookedOnBookz You're so welcome! ❤️ 😘 5mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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A stack of #litsylove went out today!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo!!! ❤️❤️ 6mo
nelehelen ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
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britt_brooke
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Post Office was Bukowski‘s first novel and the brazen debut of his fictional alter ego: the crude, brash Henry Chinaski. In this semi-autobiographical novel, Chinaski chronicles his time working for the US Postal Service, and as was his nature, his incessant boozing, gambling, and womanizing. He‘s really such an asshole, but as unlikable as he can be, I adore his cynicism and complete lack of giving a good goddamn.

Leftcoastzen Perfect review!Something about him . 6mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Thanks! And, you‘re right, there is. I think it‘s because I‘d want to hang out with him, if only once. 6mo
Chab256 My bf has been saying he wants to read this for a couple years now 6mo
britt_brooke @Chab256 Tell him to get on it! 😄 6mo
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Kaila-ann
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Yay more #litsylove letters. Couldn‘t write back last night as I spent the evening at our county fair with the fam but I will get to it this weekend 😊.

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sprainedbrain
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Lunch break at the post office, and my #mythsandlegendsswap and Jack‘s #mythsandlegendsjunior swaps are on their way! Both should be delivered on Friday. 😃

Not pictured (because I‘m feeling challenged today) but also sent out, your next book for #readersgonnaread, Branddy!

MeganAnn Yay!! Axton is so excited I‘m sure I‘m going to have to hide it until the first 😆🎉⚡️💙 7mo
Theshadedbuffalo I got it! Thank you! 7mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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My goal over the weekend was to respond to all the #litsylove I‘ve received lately, and I did it! It all went out today but I forgot to take a pic.
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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#bookmail went out today! @Victoriahoperose the #lmpbc book should be to you by Wednesday. @kstadt929 my match should receive her #funkopopandbookswap package on Monday.

kstadt929 Yay!!! I shipped mine out today too! Thanks for the update 😁 8mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Responding to some #litsylove this weekend!

Stacypatrice Yay! 💌😀✨ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! ❤️ 8mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Got some #litsylove and a letter from my #penpal...the best kind of #snailmail!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💞 8mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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I‘ve spent some time today organizing and writing notes for #litsylove! I put all my supplies (notecards, stamps, return address labels, etc.) into one of my Tiffany boxes and wrote 5 notes, which will go out tomorrow. I‘ll get more ready later this week. And @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got your lovely note yesterday!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your box!! And yay!! I‘m happy it made it there!! 💌💛 9mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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#bookmail is on the way to @EmilyM and @cwarnier 😀

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Dallyboy
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Made me drink more and take up gambling. Would recommend

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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Sent out my #justabookswap package...it‘s making its way to the other side of the country!

TheBookKeepers YAY 🎉🎉 10mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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@cwarnier the next #lmpbc book is on its way to you. And @EmilyM your first #penpal letter is on it‘s way!

EmilyM I put your letter in the mail yesterday! @OriginalCyn620 10mo
OriginalCyn620 @EmilyM Great minds, right? Very excited! 10mo
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DavidThePavid
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Cool book, very real and in your face, he had a tough life.

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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Hit the #bookmail jackpot today! Got my #feedareader and #jolabokaflodswap boxes today! Thank you @Chrissyreadit and @RiotMom 🙏🏻😀

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! 11mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Sent out some #bookmail today! @tjwill your #thebreakfastbookclub envelope is on its way. Also, @MaleficentBookDragon I mailed my #jolabokaflodswap box!

tjwill Looking forward to it! I actually just started the one I need to send along this month, This Heart of Mine! I‘m enjoying it so far! 😁 11mo
OriginalCyn620 Oooh, I loved that one! @tjwill 11mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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@Nessavamusic I received my #stuffedstockingswap box! Thanks so much 🙏🏻. Can‘t wait to open!
#sss

Avanders 💙❄️💙❄️💙 12mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Just sent out my #StuffedStockingSwap! Should be delivered on Saturday.
#SSS

Judybskt What?! You are way ahead of the game!! 📖🎄☃️ 12mo
Avanders 🎆🎇🎆🎄❣️ 12mo
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vivastory
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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I'm off to the post office to send #Allhallowsreadswap
@MaleficentBookDragon

Sarah83 A little question: did you already receive two envelopes from bookdepository? 13mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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@JHgotham your #FeedAReader package is on its way...should be there by Saturday! #bookmail

JHgotham Awesome yay! 13mo
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Sent out #bookmail today!
@tjwill your #thebreakfastbookclub envelope is on its way.
Also, my #justabookswap envelope is out to my match @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers 🎉🎉😊😊 1y
tjwill I feel like I might be behind! I still need to read the last one! Thanks for being so prompt and keeping me on track! 1y
OriginalCyn620 @tjwill It might be me! I might‘ve read this one too fast, but I thought I‘d go ahead and send it on. I don‘t trust myself not to forget! 1y
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IamIamIam
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Big mail day today!!!! Be on the lookout, @sarah83 and @Chrissyreadit!!! 😘😘😘

Sarah83 Oh my god 😍 1y
IamIamIam @Sarah83 🤣🤗😚 They said 5-10 business days so I'll email you the customs code later today. ❤❤❤ 1y
Sarah83 Sounds great 😍 1y
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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#bookmail on the way to @tjwill for #thebreakfastbookclub and to @Leelee.reads for #feedareader. Should be there Wednesday and Monday respectively!

tjwill Bookmail is the best mail! 1y
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bunneeboy
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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He knows he‘s unfit for civil service. So do they. Henry Chinaski just keeps sticking mail, catching 22 and placing 10. The Official Correspondence is a scream...and probably cribbed verbatim...

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N8ure
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Any damn fool can beg up some kind of job; it takes a wise man to make it without working.

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vivastory
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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I received this in the mail today @Sarah83 It appears that the package was ripped during shipment & all of the contents spilled out. I'm going to log onto their site & see if they can locate the items.

JoScho Get it together USPS! This stinks. I am sorry this happened. 1y
Sarah83 Oh no. 😭😭😭 1y
Sarah83 Should I tell you, what was inside? 1y
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SassyBookworm Oh no! 😭 1y
vivastory @sarah83 Yeah, that'd help track it down. 1y
vivastory @JoScho Right?! No wonder they're losing business! 1y
rubyslippersreads This is terrible! 😲 1y
JoScho I have had several packages ruined because they have just left them in the rain and on top of that the shipping prices just keep going up. 1y
Sarah83 I got you a 'wordsworth classic edition' of Frankenstein, a notebook, a bookmark and the same bookish licorice as the others got 1y
vivastory @Sarah83 Sounds like a great package. Hopefully they turn up. I'll keep you posted. 1y
Sarah83 If it got lost, I will wrap a new parcel for you 😊 1y
vivastory @Sarah83 You're too generous! I don't want you to go through any trouble. 1y
batsy Oh, that is bad 😲 1y
Sarah83 I want you to get your parcel. 😊👍 1y
LeahBergen Oh no! 😩 1y
Suet624 At least they fessed up to it! 1y
ValerieAndBooks Aww! I hope it all works out @vivastory @Sarah83 1y
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aliannedonnelly
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
Bailedbailed

While I can appreciate the writing style, the story didn't do anything for me. I stopped reading maybe halfway through because the main character's lifestyle and outlook on life started depressing me. Maybe that's a mark in favor of Bukowski and 100%what he was going for... I just couldn't keep going.

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Elle_Skeldon
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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These will be in the mail tomorrow! #sockswap #helpinghearts

BookaholicNatty @Elle_Skeldon thank you sweet friend!!!! Just love your heart and willingness to help! ❤️😘 2y
Elle_Skeldon @BookaholicNatty how is it that it was twice as much to ship 2-3 books to Canada as it was to ship 30 books to someone in the US. Mind blown 💥 2y
BookaholicNatty @Elle_Skeldon did you ship them media mail? I don‘t know if you can send things media mail to Canada. I have found that if I have to ship stuff internationally especially books I do it through book depository or like I had to send something to the uk and to India and amazon has a site just for those countries where you can get free shipping. Just an FYI for next time you are shipping out of the us 2y
BookaholicNatty @Elle_Skeldon the only thing is if it‘s a swap you can‘t really personalize it as much if it‘s international but it beats paying the $70 shipping they were going to charge me to ship to India for 2 paperback books!!!!! 2y
Elle_Skeldon Wow @BookaholicNatty $70! Yeah I love wrapping and personalizing everything. I did ship yours media mail and btw forgot to add a list of books to the box OOPS! The other I used a priority box that I thought was a flat rate for continental Shipping but I was wrong. It was my first international swap so live and learn. But that was my budget for another swap so I can‘t join anymore for a bit. (edited) 2y
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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#bookmail is awesome, whether you‘re receiving it or sending it out! My #SockSwap and #JaneAustenSwap boxes went out today!
📚😀

sprainedbrain Hooray!! 2y
mabell Yay!! 👏👏👏 2y
JPeterson Yay!! 🎊🎉 2y
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Big #bookmail day! Got my #FunInTheSunSummerBookSwap package and my #BOTM books!

peacegypsy Yay! It‘s a good day. 2y
BookaholicNatty @OriginalCyn620 woooohoooooo!!! That is a GREAT GREAT DAY!!!! Books just make me so happy!!! 😁😁❤️😘 2y
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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My box for the #FunInTheSunSummerBookSwap went out today! My match should receive it on Thursday.
🏖😁🌞

BookaholicNatty Yay @OriginalCyn620 thank you for being so timely in sending your match their gift!!! I know they will be excited!!! ❤️🌞 2y
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @BookaholicNatty...I hope she‘ll like everything! 2y
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Elle_Skeldon
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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So I am sending out some swaps first thing tomorrow! I really love putting these together... but the waiting though!

#KeyChainSwap @JenlovesJT47 @bookish_wookish
#FunInTheSunSummerBookSwap @BookaholicNatty
And this one is going out super early last but not least...
#BottleandBookSwap @JoScho @Li_21

JoScho Awesome!!! 2y
Li_21 This would have to be the longest I've ever had to wait to open my box. 😭😭 2y
Elle_Skeldon Oh no @Li_21 !! If you like I will wait! 2y
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Li_21 Oh no it's ok! I'd hate to have you make another trip. I'll have my husband hide it from me lol. 2y
Elle_Skeldon 😆 @Li_21 that is exactly what I would have to do! 2y
BookaholicNatty @Elle_Skeldon wooohooo!!! Way to be to top of things!!!! Oh how I love swaps! ❤️❤️ I had @Li_21 for the Easter swap! 📚 2y
Elle_Skeldon @BookaholicNatty I have sooo much going on right now so this past weekend I put everything together for May. I freaking love this place! Never have I ever been a part of such an incredible group of people. @monalyisha thank you for introducing me to Litsy! #imsosappy #blameitonthewine #iloveswaps (edited) 2y
CSeydel Ahhhhh I‘m still gathering stuff for Fun in the Sun swap. But I made a spreadsheet showing the LAST DAY to mail to be on time for opening day for each swap, and working backwards, the LAST DAY to order stuff online to have it in time for mailing day! I am anxious about being the weak link!! (edited) 2y
Elle_Skeldon I‘m sure you will be fine @CSeydel ! I actually feel bad that I am so early this time! 2y
BookaholicNatty @CSeydel you will be fine!!!!! 😍😘😘❤️ 2y
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OriginalCyn620
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Sent out some #bookmail today!
@tracy.m.ng your #feedareader package is on its way too to you. @tjwill an envelope for #thebreakfastbookclub is coming your way. Both should be there by Friday!

tracy.m.ng Thank you @OriginalCyn620 !!! Super excited!! 2y
TricksyTails Yay! 👏😄 2y
tjwill Yay! I still need to finish my first book! Super excited for a new one! 😀💕 2y
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Elle_Skeldon
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Out they go!
#steampunkgoespostal
#blanketandbookswap @collegecatlady I‘m sorry your match did not come through! Your package is on the way!

@Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck @Mommamanzi

 @Mollyanna sorry I forgot to tag you when I first posted this! Has it arrived?

collegecatlady Oh wow, thank you! I‘m looking forward to this! 2y
Elle_Skeldon @collegecatlady I am too! I was so bummed that the book I originally chose for you I found way down on your pick list! I thought Final Girls was a perfect match for you. Anyway I did my best but I really just wanted to get something sent already. Hope you enjoy it! 2y
collegecatlady I loved Final Girls so no worries! I appreciate whatever you sent! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck How incredibly sweet!!!! 2y
Mollyanna Yes it did! Sorry I didn‘t post that it got here! 2y
Elle_Skeldon Yay! No worries @Mollyanna ! I was a little concerned because the man looked at it really strangely and asked me about “goes postal huh?” when I sent it. And there is something in it that when scanned could look very suspicious. I was doubtful about it ever arriving! Thanks for letting me know 😀 2y
Mollyanna 🤣. Now I‘m intrigued and can‘t wait to open it! 2y
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jenniferw88
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Busy morning!
 @Beckykearns #Potterheadswap is on it's way!
 @DivaDiane #feedareader is on it's way!
 @Itchyfeetreader a #LitsyCarePackage is on it's way to help in the hospital!

The ⬆️ should all arrive Friday or Saturday at the latest I should think.

@Annl there is a #PenPal letter on it's way too!

😊😉😘

Itchyfeetreader Thank you so much! What a lovely surprise ! (edited) 2y
TricksyTails Yay! 👏😁 2y
DivaDiane Wow! Super organized!! Can‘t wait! Thank you. But now that I think about it, yours is close to being ready too. 😊 2y
Annl Always look forward to a letter from my Litsy pen pal! 💜 2y
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Annl
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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I have been so busy lately, I neglected to post this picture, package for me received and package from me sent! #2018Nonfictionbookexchange. Thanks @Elle_Skeldon for my books. Thanks also to @inwhichHeikereadsharder for putting this exchange together! Can't wait until next week to see what great books we all received!

Elle_Skeldon Thanks for posting! I was beginning to worry because tracking showed package delivered 📬📦📚🤓😜 (edited) 2y
Annl @Elle_Skeldon So, so sorry, I am adjusting my career as if my daughter and I help with the grandchildren. I have been falling asleep every night with a long to do list! I can't wait until 3-15. Thanks 🙃 2y
Elle_Skeldon No worries !!! I know the feeling! 2y
Annl My package to Germany has not yet been delivered, so I am going to wait to open your package. It should be later today or tomorrow. I will keep you in the loop. 2y
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teebe
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Forgot to post about this and I forgot to take a photo, but I mailed the #FunkoPopSwap package on Tuesday. It‘s supposed to be there on Monday ✌🏼

Going to try to make a run to the post office again this weekend 🤞🏼 to mail the #WhatTheCanuck and #LitsyAroundtheWorld books.

JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 💚🤗🙌🏻 2y
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Elle_Skeldon
Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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So my stack is growing! Next up for the post office is my #2018NFBE #2018NonfictionBookExchange package. This is my first swap so I am super excited!!! Thanks @inwhichHeikereadsharder for hosting this awesome exchange.