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Godfather
Godfather | Mario Puzo
When Mario Puzo's blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was first published in 1969, critics hailed it as one of the greatest novels of our time, and "big, turbulent, highly entertaining." Since then, The Godfather has gone on to become a part of America's national culture, as well as a trilogy of landmark motion pictures. Now, in this newly-repackaged 30th Anniversary Edition, readers old and new can experience this timeless tale of crime for themselves.From the lavish opening scene where Don Corleone entertains guests and conducts business at his daughter's wedding...to his son, Michael, who takes his father's place to fight for his family...to the bloody climax where all family business is finished, The Godfather is an epic story of family, loyalty, and how "men of honor" live in their own world, and die by their own laws.
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DesireeFromBK
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At the time Vito Corleone didn't know the effect of this smile. It was chilling because it attempted no menace. He smiled as if it was some private joke only he himself could appreciate. But since he smiled in that fashion only in affairs that were lethal and since the joke wasn't really private and since his eyes didn't smile and since his outward character was usually so reasonable and quiet, the sudden unmasking of his true self was frightening

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DesireeFromBK
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I read this for the 50th anniversary of the film. And while the film is undoubtedly excellent, do yourself a favor and read this book. There is a richness to the characters, even the minor ones, that is somewhat lost on screen. Michael's tragic, negative arc is so much more of a gut punch when you see it from the pages. A thoroughly satisfying read.

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BeingSagarSk
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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I don't trust society to protect us, I have no intention of placing my fate in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them.
Mario Puzo, The Godfather (The Godfather, #1)

#mariopuzo #thegodfather

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xwing188
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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FINALLY got around to reading this one (to be honest, I read it because my friend said he would read Percy Jackson if I read this)

I haven't read such an action packed book in ages! Generally this ain't my type of genre, but thoroughly enjoyed it!

Onto the next!

#3

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yoavshai
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 163.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Amiable
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Weather forecaster on radio: “It‘s going to be a rainy, raw day today. Go back to bed. It‘s a total waste of a day.”

Me: “I beg to differ…” 🙂

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Kshakal
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Eggs Quite a stack📚📚 1y
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Slnb21
Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Loved it

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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DarkMina
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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#MoviesinMay @Klou

Day 28: Al Pacino

Klou Perfect, of course! 2y
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jcalduli
The Godfather | Mario Puzo

What could I possibly say about this book that hasn't already been said. Masterclass of a book. I belong to the school which says the book was better than the movie and it truly was!

To share my personal trivia, I read this when I was quite young and finished it overnight. Sleep time included, I read the book start-to-finish in under 48 hours. Kid you not.

I have read it in bits over the years and this is value for money.

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TK421
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

1. TK-421 is an ill fated storm trooper in the first Star Wars movie. I forgot the - in my litsy handle.

2. In the early morning or late evening in my chair.

3. The audible 50th anniversary edition of The Godfather read by Joe Mantegna.

4. Currently 4 people, no pets, and an unknown number of groundhogs under our shed.

@Trashcanman @Chrissyreadit @Bklover

Eggs #4 - 😂. Thanks for joining in ❤️📕❤️ 2y
Laughterhp I wondered what your username meant because there are 2 of you on Litsy! 2y
Bklover Hiya!!!! Thanks for the tag! 2y
Chrissyreadit Hey Nathan!!! Thanks for the tag. I meant to post but forgot, then realized randomly I hadn‘t- sorry! How are you and @cobwebmoth ? I‘m still always playing catch up but you guys were on my mind and I wanted to say hi! 2y
TK421 Hi @Chrissyreadit ! It's always great to hear from you. Laura and I are doing ok-ish. The past year was pretty awful, but I know it was like that for many others. I'm finally in the mood to read again. 2y
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DarkMina
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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#litsyspringbreak #nyc

Day 22: NYC

One of my favorite books!

rajithr Mine too 🤩 2y
rajithr Mine too 🤩 2y
DarkMina @rajithr Great minds right? 😁 2y
TheKidUpstairs And now I want a cannoli... 2y
DarkMina @TheKidUpstairs Love cannoli! 2y
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SavannahtheSith
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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The writing in this book is captivating. The way he tells the stories of not only the family, but of supporting and minor characters really pulls the story together. Every backstory has purpose, and every character has their own story to tell. Such a good read.

Caroline2 I remember really enjoying this book too. 👍 2y
SavannahtheSith @Caroline2 Not gonna lie, I was surprised how much I did enjoy it 😎 2y
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1jules
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Check out this book on Goodreads: The Godfather https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22034.The_Godfather

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Sophie_Evans
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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“Tom, don't let anybody kid you. It's all personal, every bit of business. Every piece of shit every man has to eat every day of his life is personal. They call it business. Okay. But it's personal as hell. You know where I learned that from? The Don. My old man. The Godfather. ”
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather

wallaceface Lots of books!😍 2y
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RileyEvans
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Behind every successful fortune there is a crime

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SheReadsAndWrites
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Nov. 29
#30daysofgratitude

Classic movies-I LOVE this prompt! I'm a movie buff and classics are the best!
1) The Godfather
2) Rear Window - an all time fave ❤️
3) Casablanca
4) Pillow Talk
@jb72

jb72 I‘ve not seen Casablanca yet. 2y
slategreyskies “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” 😍 2y
slategreyskies Have you seen It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert? It‘s one of my favorites. :) 2y
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SheReadsAndWrites Oh my goodness!! @jb72 Must. Watch. But do so in black and white - the color version just isn't the same. 😎 2y
SheReadsAndWrites I haven't! @slategreyskies I shall put that on my To Be Watched list! 🎥 2y
jb72 @SheReadsAndWrites Will do! Thanks! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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bouktique
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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398 pages. No comments needed, just rinse and repeat. Pick pick pick.

#godfather #cosanostra #puzo

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Eggs
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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#ifyoulikethis
#goodfellas
@Klou

The classic mob story...

Klou Yes! Good pick!!! 👍 2y
Eggs 🤗🥰😊 @Klou 2y
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BookNik
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Friendship😍😍😍

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BookNik
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Be humble...😎😎😎

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heylaurenmack
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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I had to have a friend pick a number after I counted up all my unread books cause that‘s how indecisive I‘ve become. Pleasantly surprised with how well written this is! I don‘t know why I expected it to be a little hacky but I‘m a sucker for Mafia related things.

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JodiPM
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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If you like the movie you will love this book, it's one of my favorites.

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Hiddenstar
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Unputdownable

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Neesay
The Godfather | Mario Puzo

Great men are not born great, they grow great .

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Minervasbutler
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Much better than I remembered. Sonny, Michael, Tom Hagen and the rest leap off the page, and towering over them all the Godfather himself, one of the great figures of popular fiction. Puzo deserves to be recognised as one of the most influential figures in popular culture.

AmyG Agreed. I need to read this again. 3y
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sophierayton
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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I enjoyed this and I'm looking forward to watching the movie now and perhaps even getting into other gangster movies and books.

Beatlefan129 If you‘re interested, I‘d recommend 3y
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Ash.on.the.line
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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1. Done, finally finished and enjoyed it more than I thought I would
2. It‘s an olive green shirt
3. Not much this week, painted with my nephew just today.
4. Yes to both
5. Given some love and will give more!
#FriYayIntro

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AmyG
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Always been a favorite cover.
#7Covers7Days #CoverCrush

Leftcoastzen A classic 3y
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sm7ma
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Wild ride, Crazy story. A look into corruption like never seen before. I'd give this book 5 stars if it wasn't for the filthy parts, If I had a hard copy I'd mark them out with a Black Marker. 😂 My innocent self will not tolerate such things 😂.
I won't be reading a Crime Novel for a long time.
It was well written, the Author always seemed to find the right words.
PS: I know The Godfather is a famous movie; I've never watched.

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Christinak
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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I wonder how many people were on the beach reading this in the #SummerOf69
#SongsOfSummer

SaniyyahK One of my absolute favorites! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4y
OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 4y
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Drocchio03
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Sometimes the movie is just as good, if not better than, the book. These two definitely fall into that category. It‘s been over ten years since I‘ve read either. No desire to pick them up again, but am now definitely in the mood for some Pacino and Deniro. Maybe I skip both The Godfather and Goodfellas (based on Wiseguy) and go straight to the best: The Godfather Part II! 🍿 🎥

#maymadness #booktomovie @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Clwojick We just watched The Goodfellas last month. ♥️ 4y
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JulieB
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Enjoying the first real day of spring and a old favorite. #spring #readingoutside #teenfavorite #reread

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erzascarletbookgasm
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Seems that these are some of the popular and/or best selling novels published during #mygeneration - Gen X.
And I‘ve never read any of them. 🙈

#anglophileapril

Cinfhen I‘ve only read a few but I LOVED 4y
Cathythoughts Some good ones here 👍🏻♥️ 4y
gradcat Ah, how I love John le Carre, and 4y
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Kalalalatja I bailed on Solitude. Haven‘t read any of the others 😄 4y
Bookgirl My gen also. I‘ve only read 3. Never did read The Thorn Birds which I remember being so controversial 4y
Mdargusch Read Thorn Birds! Such a great book! (edited) 4y
DGRachel I love John le Carre! 4y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read 1.5. SH5 was assigned reading in HS but I know for a fact I barely read any of it. 😆 4y
emilyhaldi Thorn birds!! ❤️🙌🏻 4y
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Pricel101
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Throwback Thursday! 📖📆

Reliving my favorite decades book by book. Here‘s my #retroreads list!
#bookbattle #betterwithage

The 60‘s
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
The Godfather by Mario Puzo

#nurserachet 💊Vs. #Michael 🚬🖤🐟

Who would win that battle?! Do you have a fave 60‘s read? #nevertooold
@samjmitchell @youneverarrived

Crazeedi Valley of the Dolls , The Stepford Wives were big no-nos but I read them as a teenager😁 4y
Crazeedi Also Winds of War, The Source...my 6th grade teacher gave me permission to read the teachers library's books😉 4y
Pricel101 @Crazeedi LOVED Winds of War & Valley of the Dolls! Used to sneak read Harold Robbins! Lols 🤣 don‘t tell my mom 4y
Crazeedi @Pricel101 lol, I read that one too!! 4y
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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I finally finished my Best Sellers puzzle. A little extra challenging because two of the books shown on the puzzle box were different than what the puzzle actually ended up being. And then the puppy got a hold of two pieces and they were fairly unrecognizable and very soggy by the time I retrieved them. It turns out both pieces were from the same book, The Godfather 😂😂😂 Oh Brix, do you know who you were messing with LOL 😂🤣😅

Tanisha_A This looks amazing! 😍 4y
TheHeartlandBookFairy @Tanisha_A , it is a really fun puzzle! 4y
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Vinu2
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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This book was just outstanding. The book has drawn me in to it like anything. Just love the depth of each and every character, the way it has been portrayed and the finish was just class..

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Vinu2
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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"The five families war of 1946 had begun"

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MayJasper
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Such a quick read and very enjoyable. I watched the film many years ago. The book has a lot of back story not featured in the film that is really fascinating.
Of course it is stuffed full of violence, as to be expected, but I thought some of the sex scenes were unnecessarily detailed and gratuitous. Other than this it was a good read.

RaimeyGallant Interesting! 4y
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MayJasper
The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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My current read is a #movieadaptation which is a great fit for the #31bookpics photo challenge by @howjessreads
It is very hard to put this book down it is such a good read 📖

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked getting the backstory of Luca Brasi 👍 4y
MayJasper Yes me too @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled and how Don Corleone got started. It is so easy to get caught up in the lives of the characters and forget that they are murderers, extortionists, racists, misogynists and many more unpleasant ...ists and how they dress their actions up as family loyalty. 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled And cheer for them and hope they don‘t get caught 🤦‍♀️ Loved the book - the movie is one of my favorites. 4y
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ChrisBohjalian
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Never read this. Just started. It is wonderful! This beautiful edition was a gift from my lovely bride. Also, the bookmark was created by my amazing daughter when she was three years old. #books #bookstagram #amreading

Samplergal It‘s a great book. I hope you enjoy it. ❤️ the bookmark. 4y
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Marilyncjackson
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I knew this book existed, but When I saw Don Draper on Mad Men reading it I mentioned it to my fiancé and he told me I should read it. Oh boy I wish I hadn‘t waited so long to read it. This book is full of character development and change. I don‘t want to give too much away. It is like A Game Of Thrones, but it came first. I give this book two thumbs up.

Richryan52 Let me know if you like Druid 4y
Marilyncjackson @Richryan52 it might be a bit before I get to it but I will definitely let you know 😊 4y
Richryan52 Please do. I just hope that you enjoy it! 4y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Marilyncjackson Thank you all! 4y
Ingerella Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Jess7 Welcome!! 🤗📚📖 4y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 4y
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TheBookStacker
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Well I just got back from my trip home to Ohio, I finished 3 books while I was home and I barely slept at all. Thankful that I took off this extra day to decompress before returning to my grueling work schedule.

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EadieB
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This is a definite classic and shows the workings of the mafia. I never read the book before but I have seen the movie. Who could forget the dead horse's head in the bed? I enjoyed the book for all the extra information that was not in the movie. I listened to the audio and enjoyed it very much. If you haven't read this book, what are you waiting for?

#thegodfather #mariopuzo #thegreatamericanread #1001bookstoread

BookedBySunrise One of my all time favorites.. Read it in High School, ill read every Mafia book I can get my hands on 4y
Andrew65 I must be one of the few people in the world that hasn‘t either seen the film or read the book! 4y
EadieB @Andrew65 There are 3 or 4 movies now. Great movies and book! 4y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJune18 Day 17: What a #Father should be according to The GodFather. 🧚🏼‍♀️ Photo taken of husband and daughter years ago at East Coast Park here in Singapore when my girl was still a wee one.

BookedBySunrise One of my all time favorite books 4y
GatheringBooks @MoBee i remember binge-reading all mario puzo books i can find when i was in my early 20s. 😍📚 4y
RidgewayGirl That‘s a great picture! 4y
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