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Summertime
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
127 posts | 8 read | 6 to read
Florida, 1935. Heron Key is a small town where the relationships are as tangled as the mangrove roots in the swamp. Everyone is preparing for the 4th of July barbecue, unaware that their world is about to change for ever. Missy, the Kincaid family's maid and nanny, feels that she has wasted her life pining for Henry, whom she has not seen since he went to fight on the battlefields of France in WWI. Now he has returned with a group of other desperate, destitute veterans on a government works project, unsure of his future, ashamed of his past. When a white woman is found beaten nearly to death in the early hours, suspicion falls on Henry. Old grievances and prejudices threaten to derail the investigation. As the tensions rise, the barometer starts to plummet. The residents think they're ready, and so do the soldiers. They are wrong. Nothing in their experience could prepare them for what is coming. For far out over the Atlantic, the greatest storm ever to strike North America is heading their way... Based on real events, Summertime is a stunning debut novel, a glorious love story and a mesmerizing account of survival. It evokes vividly what happens when people in a small community are tested to the absolute limits of their endurance.
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Megnogged
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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It‘s here!! I don‘t know who to tag, but thank you! Can‘t wait to open this guy on the 21st!! #summersantagoespostal

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Kshakal
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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I love summertime traditions... like picking blueberries with my dad!! 😊#summer #30junebooks @howjessreads

Crazeedi My blueberries are loaded this year! I can't wait! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
Erofan 💕 5d
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guinsgirlreads
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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laurenslibrary
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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#summerswap2019 matches have been sent! Please let me know ASAP if you haven't received yours at: laurenslibraryonlitsy@gmail.com

@mvegabec @WeeziesBooks @EH2018 @dlowe86 @Gaylagal2 @catiewithac @Kayla.Adriena

Gaylagal2 @laurenslibrary I got it. Sorry for the late reply, I've been very, very ill with phemonia and have only been home for a few days. Thanks 🤙 15h
laurenslibrary @Gaylagal2 No problem! If I don't hear I assume all is well for everyone. “No news is good news“ as they say. I hope you're feeling better, though! Get well soon! ❤ 9h
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Kayla.Adriena
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Last one I'm doing till the Hygge Swap in the fall!! 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️

#SummerSwap2019 @laurenslibrary

laurenslibrary Thanks for sharing! 1w
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Hoopiefoot
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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My #summersantagoespostal box is all packed up and ready to be sent off to Atlanta this morning.

🦈📬📚

JoScho Fun paper! 2w
mdm139 Love the paper 2w
SamHeartCoffee I like the paper too! 2w
CouronneDhiver 🤟🏽 fun wrapping 2w
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Hoopiefoot
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Hooray! It‘s here! I‘m soooo excited! And I promise I‘m mailing my box on Monday.

#summersantagoespostal

Graciouswarriorprincess Glad it arrived! Happy reading!! 2w
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Kdgordon88
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Mailed today. Should arrive Monday after traveling from the Pacific NW to the Northeast. Hope it has a safe journey. Of course, I taped up the box before including a note so it was mailed separately. 🤦‍♀️ #summersantagoespostal

@BookishMarginalia

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Alfrazier21
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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It‘s here!! Now I need to hide from myself 😎

Thank you ☀️🏖🍍 @Nitpickyabouttrains @BookishMarginalia

#summersantagoespostal

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Mitch
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Guess I‘m not going to the post office for a few hours ! This box is kinda essential to my #summersantagoespostal2019 🤣🤣🤣

OriginalCyn620 So cute! 😻 4w
saresmoore Cats are the best! 4w
AmyG So cute! 4w
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JenReadsAlot Omg so cute!! 4w
Dragon 😻 4w
AlaMich It's like you brought that home just for her/him!! 4w
zezeki Adorable! 😻😻 4w
Mdargusch That is adorable! Just the perfect fit! 4w
Simona 😻😻😻😻Extra super cute❣️ 4w
CouronneDhiver Awww 🥰 4w
LeahBergen 😆😆 4w
BookwormM OMG too cute 4w
readordierachel Ha! Love this! 4w
BookNAround ❤️😻 3w
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Mitch
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Things I learnt this weekend ..... summer comes in weird shapes and is hard to wrap neatly!🤣🤣🤣 #summersantagoespostal2019

MommyOfTwo 🤣 4w
BookishMarginalia You did well! 4w
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Kdgordon88
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1) popcorn, just about anything with nuts
2) earrings
3) Grey‘s Anatomy, Call the Midwife
4) The Princess Bride and musicals
5) blues and greens
6) tea, coffee, water
7) Disney trips

#summersantagoespostal @nelehelen

nelehelen Princess bride is such a classic! Thanks for joining and playing! ♥️ 1mo
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guinsgirlreads
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. Peanut butter
2. Bracelets and scarves 🧣
3. Criminal Minds, the new Dynasty
4. Confessions of a shopaholic, Mean Girls 😂
5. Teal/turquoise, peach, pink, mint green
6. Coffee, moscato, blue moon, Red Bull
7. The pool!
8. Anyone who wants to join in! #summersantagoespostal

@nelehelen thanks! 👏🏻

nelehelen Criminal minds is another favorite show of mine too! That and Law & Order. 😉 Thanks for joining and playing!! 1mo
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Gaylagal2
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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🦋 Coffee!
🦋 Usually sweet.
🦋 Dogs
🦋 Both, but man there is nothing like walking and reading on the beach 🤙
🦋 @Kaye @Gissy @tdrosebud

#summersantagoespostal
#summerthisorthat

Kaye Thanks for the tag. I didn‘t fill this out since I‘m not doing the exchange but thank you for thinking of me. 1mo
Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
Gissy Thank you for the tag @Gaylagal2 I did it. Like most of the time, my responses include both alternatives☺️ 1mo
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Kshakal
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. Duluth, MN
2. Fresh veggies and hummus
3. going to the zoo
4. Arnold Palmer
5. Flip flops
6. My deck

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cwarnier
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
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sudi
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Thank you for the tag @Erofan 💖
1. Tea 🍵(although i prefer coke over both of them)
2. Sweet, but then i immediately want something salty 😁
3. Dogs 🐶
4. Beach
5. Tagging everyone
#summerthisorthat @Hestapleton

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
sudi @Hestapleton 💜💜💜 1mo
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Kdgordon88
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1) Both but iced tea in the summer
2) Both
3) Pugs
4) Beach
5) Anyone who wants to play

#summersantagoespostal
#summerthisorthat

@Hestapleton

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
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alexs.book.club
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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🌴 Tea
🍉Sweet!
🌴Dogs!
🍉 Beach
🌴Can‘t wait to spend my summer with my mom!
@VictoriaB

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JohannaRose
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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☀️Sweet tea 🍹
☀️Sweet 🍭
☀️Both! I have two of each and they‘re my babies🐱🐱🐶🐶
☀️Beach 1000% The ocean is my happy place 🌊
☀️Anyone who would like too 😊

Happy summertime, Littens! 🍉⛱☀️
#summerthisorthat

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
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Gissy
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. I'm a coffee lover, with or without flavor, strong coffee but I like tea too and when it is hot, I like different flavors, natural (not syrup) iced tea. 2. Both I love dark chocolate, with or without nuts but also I love salty chips. 3. None I don't have any pets😢for now. 4. I love beach but early in the morning or late, I think I'm allergic to people😳 but I like mountains too. I think I'm in the middle of everything 5. #SummerSantaGoesPostal

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
tpixie That‘s how I answered I answered I‘d like to both of everything!!! 😊😂😛 1mo
Gissy @tpixie Yes to maintain the balance in life☺️ 1mo
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Gissy @Hestapleton @hermyknee Thank you for tagged me!🤗 1mo
tpixie @Gissy yes!!! I like that!!!! 1mo
mabell I have the same allergy! 😂 1mo
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eri.reads
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. Tea always ☕😁
2. Sweet 🍫🍭
3. Cats 🐆🐈😻
4. Beach ⛱️🌊
5. Any litten who hasn't played yet!

#summersantagoespostal #summerthisorthat
@Hestapleton

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 1mo
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bookish_wookish
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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#friyayintro

1. My Amelia 🐾
2. Nothing comes to mind 🤔
3. Litsy Meet up 🥳
4.Raining 🌧
5. I dont eat dinner 🙃

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robinb
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Thanks for the tag @SamHeartCoffee ! 😘

No specifics. I enjoy any beach or any mountain...or just anywhere new! 😊🤷🏻‍♀️

Watermelon 🍉 and cantaloupe 🍈

Porch sitting

Lemonade or sweet iced tea (with lemon 🤣)

Cropped pants and sandals

Usually too hot here in summer for outside reading. I‘ll say in my bed before sleep. 😴

@eanderson @catebutler @AmyG @julesG @BookNAround or anyone else...have you played? 😉

BookNAround Thanks for the tag Robin. I‘ve already done it. 😁 1mo
AmyG Thanks for thinking of me. I played. 😘 1mo
robinb @BookNAround @amyg sorry for the repeat...😁 1mo
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AmyG Ha! Never be sorry. 1mo
BookNAround No need to be sorry. I rarely get tagged on anything and don‘t often play along without being tagged but this time for some reason I did. It makes me smile that you thought of me to do it. 😁 1mo
robinb @AmyG @BookNAround In that case...sorry, not sorry! 🤣🤣😘😘 1mo
julesG Thanks for the tag. I've done it already. I'm actually wondering how I can ship some fruity snacks to my #SummerSantaGoesPostal match. 😁😁😁 1mo
robinb @julesG 👍 Hmmm. 🤔🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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heikemarie
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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I was tagged by @bullbunny !
☀️ I don‘t go on vacation often but I love rural Maine.
☀️ I make these peach bourbon pops... 😋
☀️ Reading inside where it‘s cool 😂 I hate summer!
☀️ Strawberry lemonade, as cold as I can get it!
☀️ Sunscreen? Ahaha.
☀️ Inside near the A/C.

I shan‘t tag anyone, but if you usually wait for a tag and didn‘t get one, I choose YOU Pikachu!

bullbunny Peach bourbon pops??? I am listening. Hurry jump on a plane! I need company for tomorrow XD 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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⛱️ The Beach
🍓 Strawberries
🌊 Swimming
🍹 Anything in a hurricane glass
👒 My hats and jewelry
🌻 Anywhere outside where I can see flowers

I tag anyone else who wants to play! 😃
#SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange

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Amandajoy
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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🌞 I miss going to my Grandparents‘ house on the lake
🌞 Fresh, homegrown tomatoes
🌞 Running outside
🌞 A good craft brew or Moscow mule
🌞 Sandals and a water bottle
🌞 Outside on the front porch

Not sure who hasn‘t been tagged yet, have fun!

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thereadingowlvina
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Can't wait for summer!!! 😁😎☀️📚

📸: Pinterest; tributes_of_panem

vivastory And Autumn... and Winter... Spring, too 😄 2mo
thereadingowlvina @vivastory Oh yes!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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AmyG Ha! Exactly. 2mo
Crazeedi Perfect!!❣ 2mo
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bookish_wookish
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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#summersantasurvey

🌊 Wildwood, NJ
🍉 Watermelon
🎢 Amusement Parks
🥤 Iced Tea
💊Allergy pills 🤣
🏖 Beach

CouronneDhiver Aw, allergy pills 🤧 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz your summer accessory 😂😂 2mo
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Gissy
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. new places for me with adventure near to beach or forest.2.Chocolate salty chips fresh fruits 3.Besides reading,don't have a particular one.I like to run, swim & the bike but I'm an amateur.I will like to try kayak, paddle boat, skydiving in water & ziplining.I don't know if I will be scare or if I could do it but I will love to try it.4.Something fresh with fruits, lemonade 5.Sunglasses comfortable clothing.6.In front of a beautiful beach view

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WanderingBookaneer
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Location: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Snack: Fruit

Activity: Kayak

Drink: Limeade

Accessory: Keen sandals

Reading spot: Hammock

Avanders Ooh St John is amazing 🥰 2mo
BethM Keens are great! 2mo
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julesG
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Thanks for the tag @KarenUK

#SummerSantaSurvey

The Coast - beach, sea, sea breeze,...
Watermelon
Reading 😉 Swimming
Water (boring, I know)
Sunglasses, sun hat
Next to a body of water - preferably the sea

Tagging @Sarah83 @scripturient @Cosyreader @batsy

batsy Thank you for the tag, though I'm not doing the swap this time :) 2mo
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Clwojick
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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🌻Always New York City
🍉Watermelon!
🏖Audiobook hikes, or reading at the beach
🥃Ginger ale or Ice water
🕶Shades! I‘m hoping to get some prescription ones this year!
🌳Under a shady tree at the park, or on my balcony

#summersantasurvey

TheReadingMermaid Thank you for the tag doll face 😘😘❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! ☺️💜 2mo
Texreader Thanks for the tag!! 😘 2mo
thereadingunicorn There a website you can get cheep glass online called eyebuydirect.com and they always have good deals to. 2mo
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TheDaysGoBy
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. Beach or Disney World
2. Popsicle
3. Swimming or theme parks
4. Water/lemonade
5. Sunglasses
6. By the pool

#summersantasurvey

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Avanders
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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The lovely @hermyknee put this fun set of Q‘s together!

🌅Eagle River, WI 😍
🍉 Watermelon of course 😁
🧺reading... 😬 But lots of other things too!
🧘🏽‍♀️🏊🏽‍♀️🚣🏽‍♀️🏕🛶⛵️🚤🏖🎡🎢🎠⛲️
🍵 tea, sweet tea, horchata
🕶 Raybans 😎
🥐 coffee shop ☕️
I don‘t know if my answers were helpful for #summersantagoespostal, but it was fun thinking about 😁

BethM Wi 💕 2mo
SamHeartCoffee Yay ray-bans! 1mo
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MrBook
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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@BookishMarginalia , the Litsy legend, is sending out swap matches this weekend, so the spectacular @hermyknee thought she‘d put up a little survey to help with your Summer Stalking! Feel free to play even if you aren‘t swapping!

Vacation: a mountaintop
Snack: #TATERTOTS(!!!) & 🍉
Activity: 🏊
Drink: Thai iced tea
Accessory: 🕶
Reading Spot: hammock under a giant willow next to a pond/lake

#SummerSantaGoesPostal2019 #SummerSantaSurvey

TheReadingMermaid Thanks for the tag sweetness 🤗 2mo
hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2mo
AsYouWish Thanks for the tag!!!😀 2mo
BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 2mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2mo
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Samplergal
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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🌞 Turks and Caicos
🌞 pineapple and mango
🌞swimming
🌞pina colada and plain water with tons of ice
🌞air conditioning. I live in south Florida.
🌞 by the pool or beach.

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hermyknee
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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@BookishMarginalia is sending out swap matches this weekend, so I thought I‘d put up a little survey to help with the Summer Stalking! Feel free to play even if you aren‘t swapping!

🏝Vacation: Beach!
🥑Snack: Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar Goldfish!
🏖Activity: Floating!
🍹Drink: Topo Chico Mineral Water!
🐠Accessory: Reusable Water Bottle! Koozie!
🐳Reading Spot: Anyone‘s Pool! (I don‘t have one 😅)

#SummerSantaGoesPostal2019 #SummerSantaSurvey

RadicalReader Xtra Cheddar goldfish infinitely better than standard cheddar 2mo
JoScho 💙💙💙 2mo
Chrissyreadit I will share- but I‘m kinda nervous that I still have not gotten my email. Not gonna lie... 2mo
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hermyknee @Chrissyreadit you will! Gloria has to wait 24 hours between sending out batch emails due to gmail limitations (and sooo many people participate in her swaps!) 2mo
Avanders ♥️♥️♥️ fun! You always do such fun ones 🤗🤗 2mo
hermyknee @Avanders oh I‘m so glad you think it‘s fun! I was worried everyone was going to be like, “again? 🙄” but Im always hoping to find out just a little more about my match! 2mo
CouronneDhiver Koozie - good answer! I have one from @AmberWB and use it every day 👍🏽 2mo
bullbunny Thanx for the tag but I didn't join this one 😅 2mo
Avanders 😘😘 I guess if someone doesn‘t want to do one, they don‘t have to 🤷🏽‍♀️😜😘 2mo
hermyknee @CouronneDhiver yes! I could definitely use some more! 2mo
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Judybskt
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Sign up now for @BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal swap!! Can‘t wait for this wonderful #summersolticebookexchange
🌞📖🌸🐝🍹

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Bookwormjillk
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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tpixie Woot! 2mo
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JenlovesJT47
Under a Dark Summer Sky | Vanessa Lafaye
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Today‘s #bookhaul - books for Jace on the left, books and journals for mom on the right. Bonus are the two #Funkos my hubby bought me. I‘m very book happy at the moment! 🤗

AlaMich Robot Kitties sounds fun! 🤖😸 3mo
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Joy0201
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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This is going to the post office today!

thereadingunicorn Thank you so much ! 10mo
thereadingunicorn Mine going be a little late . I had a family emergency sorry 😔 10mo
Joy0201 @prettybooknerd no problem! I understand. I broke two toes last week and started school this week. It‘s been chaos! 10mo
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thereadingunicorn @Joy0201 oh no I am sorry hope you feel better soon 10mo
Joy0201 @prettybooknerd thank you! 10mo
thereadingunicorn @Joy0201 I got your package . Not sure if I was supposed to open it or not , but I love everything!❤️ 10mo
Joy0201 @prettybooknerd I‘m glad you got it and I hope you enjoy it! 10mo
thereadingunicorn @Joy0201 I already written to books down the journal ❤️😂 10mo
Joy0201 @prettybooknerd awesome! I‘ve been through a lot of reading journals but that one is my favorite! 10mo
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Kappadeemom
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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My #summerbookswap package is going out today! @MyBookSwapClub @suze1

MyBookSwapClub 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I'm sending an email little later today or tomorrow about opening the package etc :) 10mo
Kappadeemom @suze1 Can you please confirm that you received this? Thanks! @MyBookSwapClub 9mo
MyBookSwapClub @Kappadeemom I'm sending follow up email to make sure everyone received their packages! Will confirm soon :) 9mo
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kaykay521
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Yesss!!! My #summerbookswap package is here! 📚😍. Does anyone know if I‘m suppose to wait til a certain date to open it? I wasn‘t clear on that.

Wonderwoman89 Open it 10mo
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C.Perone
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Couldn't resist sharing 😎☀️📖

GypsyKat Yes! 🙌🙌😂 11mo
Lovesbooks87 Love this!!! 11mo
Reviewsbylola For real! 11mo
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bookandbedandtea Always the best plan! 11mo
C.Perone @bookandbedandtea Right up there with staying home and not talking to strangers 😄💕📚 11mo
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SilversReviews
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Having a good summer?

Photo created with TYPIC.

JoScho I have certainly had better summers. How is yours? 11mo
SilversReviews @JoScho Sorry to hear yours isn‘t good. Mine is very good.....loving the weather and enjoying being outside. 11mo
AmyG Mine is good. I see you are having a very good summer! (edited) 11mo
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SilversReviews @AmyG Summers are always pleasant. My summer is great!! 11mo
Branwen It's been great so far! I've really been enjoying long walks in the park, reading outside, and all the neat festivals my town has been having! And next month is the Renaissance Faire! 😃 So exciting! 11mo
SilversReviews @Branwen Sounds GREAT!! Love the festivals here too. 😊 11mo
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Kshakal
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Hanging with my girls today!!

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AmberWB
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. Our summer trip to IN this week included a beach day at Lake Michigan and an epic water battle between cousins from which no one was safe.
2. Almost done with Jackaby
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!! 🦖 🦕
4. 🤣😉😑😊🙄
5.🤬💩👍🏻✊🏻🦈

#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

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BethFishReads
Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Happy Friday. Glad to be home with Mr BFR and relaxing.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 11mo
Eggs Pretty 11mo
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