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Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn? It all started when Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection? Indeed they can, and that's how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds. This beautifully drawn strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold's "awesomeness," the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.
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BookwormAHN
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This is my pick for #BBRC #MiddleGrade #FictionGraphicNovel It is a cute story about a girl (who wants to be a superhero) and her unicorn (who has a very healthy ego). I loved the sarcasm 🦄
@LibrarianRyan
2/15 #BFCr3 @wanderinglynn

LibrarianRyan 😁❤️👍🏻 5d
BookwormAHN @RachelO Sorry, I forgot to tag you but here is one of my Middle Grade picks 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4d
RachelO You‘re getting through them great! This is one I‘d love to read - looks like so much fun - but my library doesn‘t seem to have heard of 🙁🦄. I‘ll be getting back to the challenge (and Litsy) in September- things a bit manic here atm. Hope you‘re having a good summer 🌞 18h
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘m not as old as a unicorn but old enough to remember shopping in record stores! 😝

TK421 Yes, and ordering records and tapes from Columbia House. 😊 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @TK421 Yes! That too! 😀 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This was such a cute book! And funny! And I *may* have borrowed this from my 10 year-old daughter.
#booked2019 #graphicnovel
#popsugarreadingchallenge

4thhouseontheleft I love borrowing books from my daughter. 😃Great pick! 1mo
Cinfhen Yay for raiding our kids shelves!!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love this one—and that lamp!! 1mo
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Mehso-so

Personally I didnt enjoy thos book all that much. For a 3rd or 4th grade girl, I can see them enjoying it greatly. I did however like all of the vocabulary that is used throughout the stoy.

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jmtrivera
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Having an #ImaginaryFriend is the best sometimes.
#StarTrekSummerMay

Megabooks So true! 3mo
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1. Phoebe & Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
2. We went to the local ice cream parlor for dessert on Mother‘s Day. That was really simple and so awesome. Mother‘s Day is usually a really hard day for me, but this year was good. Just me & my husband & our two sons. So, so nice.
3. Chinese.
4. Yes. I think somewhere around 10. Maybe as many as 15, but I don‘t think more than that.
5. 💕!! #FRIYAYINTRO

BarbaraTheBibliophage Phoebe and Marigold! 👊🏻 3mo
slategreyskies @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes! I love the two of them! :) 3mo
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I‘d been having a blue day today, but reading this book made me laugh so many times. A definite pick-me-up. The humor in this isn‘t all sunshine and daisies. It‘s snarky at times and sarcastic at others. So much fun! 💕!!

Dragon 💕🦄 4mo
RealBooks4ever Just found Unicorn Pop-tarts at the store! In Sparkle-ishious cherry flavor! With pics of a unicorn on them! My daughter and I simply gushed over them. That's all. That's my story of the day... 🦄 4mo
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AmberWB
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Peter Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, likens this graphic novel to Calvin & Hobbes, and I totally agree with that comparison. This was such a fun read, and has been coveted by both of my kids. I can‘t wait to see more of Phoebe and her pal, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils.
🦄 🦄 🦄 🦄

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AmberWB
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Reviewsbylola I‘m curious about these books. They look like books my kids will be all over a few years from now! 5mo
AmberWB @Reviewsbylola I am really enjoying it! It is in the same vein as Calvin & Hobbes, which is one of my favorites. 5mo
Mdargusch Definitely a book your girls would like @Reviewsbylola 5mo
emilyhaldi Ofcourse you have a book close by 😉 5mo
AmberWB @emilyhaldi Always!! 😊 5mo
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LibrarianRyan
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The Dodo in Alice is disposed to represent the author In real life Charles Dodson. So for this challenge I chose Dana Simpson and her creation of Heavenly Nostrils the unicorn. Dana says on her twitter feed frequently that she is a unicorn and I‘m all for it.

#characterslikealice #dodo

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bookseller_cate
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Mehso-so

I can see the appeal for the target audience, but I felt like it was the same joke over and over.

But hey, if it gets kids reading...isn‘t that what they say?

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AlizaApp
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A fun Calvin and Hobbes vibe. Also, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is indeed an excellent unicorn name.

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jpmcwisemorgan
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Mehso-so

I read this one yesterday, nice re-introduction to the comics. I think I like later comics better but it‘s still good. I liked all the extras in the back of the book too!

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a super cute and funny introduction to the friendship between precocious nine year old outcast Phoebe and her vain unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. I‘m planning to pass this one along to my niece, and if she likes it, I‘ll read the next one. Maybe this can become our thing? I‘d really love that. 🦄

Zelma What a perfect book sleeve to go with it! 8mo
Valink I got the first two books for my 8 year old niece this year. I can‘t wait for her to read it! 8mo
britt_brooke @Zelma Isn‘t it?! @BooksTeasAndBookishThings gave it to me. 🦄💕 8mo
britt_brooke @Valink My niece is 8 as well. 💕🦄 8mo
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valeriegeary
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Finished crocheting my niece and nephew's mermaid/shark tail blankets just in time for Christmas! Phew! Also gifting books....Obviously.

Tamra Love them! 8mo
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 8mo
Kaye Very pretty, with matching books 📖 8mo
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laurenlovesliterature So cool!!! 8mo
LauraBeth These are so adorable 😍😍 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm So cute! 💙❤️ 8mo
CouronneDhiver Great! 8mo
LeahBergen These are wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
DivineDiana So talented! 🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏻‍♂️ 8mo
britt_brooke Oh, these are too cute!! 8mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍 8mo
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Valink
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I got the first two Phoebe and her unicorn books for one of my nieces for Christmas and just finished reading the first book so I can talk to her about it. Phoebe reminds me so much of my niece, I think this was a great pick for her! This was a super cute book about friendship and not quite fitting in.

BookishMarginalia I love Phoebe and Marigold! 9mo
CareBear How old is your niece? Just wondering on the age range for this...think 8 would be too young? 9mo
Valink @CareBear she‘s in 3rd grade & Amazon shows it for ages 8 and up. I think there may be a few parts that will be over her head, but for the most part I think my niece will get it. And maybe she will go back and read it again at some point and get more out of it! 9mo
Valink @BookishMarginalia so adorable, I‘m glad I picked this up! Next I need to read the books I got for my other niece. 9mo
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Valink
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I picked up some Christmas gifts for my nieces yesterday. Would it be bad form to read them before I wrap them up?

LibrarianRyan Nope. They‘ll never know. 😁 9mo
LiteraryinLititz Not at all! Then you can discuss them together. 😁 9mo
Valink @LiteraryinLititz @LibrarianRyan that‘s what I‘m thinking! I just don‘t want to deny them the pleasure of cracking the spines. Phoebe and her Unicorn is available through Scribd, so I started it this morning. So far Phoebe is very much like the niece I‘m giving those books to! 9mo
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silentrequiem
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Dana kindly agreed to a picture. I love her!

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silentrequiem
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DANA SIMPSON IS AT GEEKGIRLCON!!!

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TK421
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1. The left end seat of the couch, with a pillow in the corner and a cozy blanket. I have been known to use my wife's mermaid blanket on occasion. (Mermen read too)
2. Iced tea and spicy chips. Perfect reading fuel for me.
3. Phoebe and Her Unicorn. @cobwebmoth got me hooked on this series. I love it!
4. @GondorGirl
#TuesdayTidbits
Thanks for the tag @JenlovesJT47

CouronneDhiver 🧜🏼‍♂️ Lol 10mo
tonyahoswalt 😄 10mo
JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 10mo
Crystalblu Ha! I‘m a left side of the couch with pillows a mermaid blanket too! (edited) 10mo
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Lchnessmnstr
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This is how I want to spend the season!

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TheBookAddict
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Pickpick

Enjoyed it!

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Librariana Hehehe 😄😆😁😊 1y
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TheBookAddict
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dsfisher 😂😂😂 1y
Librariana We should ALL summon our inner unicorns more frequently! 🤩🦄 1y
TheBookAddict @Librariana 😂 right! 1y
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TheBookAddict
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TheBookAddict
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😂 true!

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Suzze
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They love each other. Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils do everything together. This series is considered Middle Grade, but the humor is perfect for adults. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! #HeyJune #SheLovesYou

Cinfhen Hahaha!! Fun choice 🦄🦄🦄🦄 1y
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kstadt929
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Cute story. Adorable pictures. Funny jokes. There were a few not so nice phrases on some of the pages. Overall cute! This page totally cracked me up, as autocorrect always gives me hilarious “fixes” 😁

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kstadt929
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The drawings in here are very cute, and there is even a space drawing...one of my favorite topics 😁

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kstadt929
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I have heard good things about this one from other littens so I had to check it out! I am on 10 hours and 54 minutes of my #13inThree and have been reading from the same book all day. Wanted to switch it up a little and see if I can make it to 13 😁

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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

Satcastic and fun but storyline quite scattered. More for adults than kids

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monkeygirlsmama
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My daughter finished with this one with time left on her loan so I grabbed it for a quick read myself. Fast read, good for all ages though some stuff will go over the heads of younger readers. 🦄

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I loved this! The writing was witty, the art was cute. I wish I had a comic like this when I was growing up.

jmtrivera So glad you liked it! 1y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Had a great time at Fairfax Library Con! Heard Dana Simpson talk, got her book signed and picked up a few other fun things. I love supporting local libraries and authors!

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4thhouseontheleft
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Did you know today is Unicorn Day? 🌈 🦄 💜 💫

It‘s a cold, rainy day where I live, so this is a good way to better my mood by celebrating these magical mythological creatures!

But, whose kidding, isn‘t every day the perfect day to celebrate the glittery awesomeness that is a unicorn?

Do you have a favorite unicorn, or other fave mythological creature? Mine would be Marigold from the tagged book.

#unicorns

Sophoclessweetheart Why have I never heard of unicorn day? 🦄 1y
Sophoclessweetheart Oh! And my favourite mythical creature is the mermaid. 🧜🏼‍♀️ 1y
4thhouseontheleft @Wanderingwithwords this is the first time I have ever heard of it, too. Although now I wonder if the Starbucks unicorn Frappuccino coincided with the day. 🧐 And mermaids are pretty awesome too! 1y
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LibrarianJen I like unicorns and mermaids too, but a part of me also likes werewolves/shifters and vampires. 1y
4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianJen Same! I‘m fascinated by shapeshifters in mythology and folk tales. And I have always liked a good, classic 🧛‍♀️ , just not the Twilight variety. 😊 1y
LibrarianJen I don‘t like the twilight kind either. The Buffy ones are good and so are the classic Dracula‘s. 1y
Laalaleighh My favorite is faeries 🧚🏼‍♀️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I used to collect unicorns 🦄❤️ 1y
Sophoclessweetheart I‘m not sure. Starbucks is like Atlantis where I‘m from. Mythical. 😹😹 1y
4thhouseontheleft @Laalaleighh 🧚‍♀️ are right up there with 🦄 for me!! Those two are my faves. @Wanderingwithwords 😂 You aren‘t missing much! I‘ll take an English tea shop any day of the week over Starbucks! 1y
catsuit_mango I prefer mermaids... Loving water and being a scuba diver I sort of identify better with mermaids (but not the Disney one) 1y
ghosthost Every day is Unicorn Day where I live. I love Marigold too, but my favorite is the unicorn in 1y
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Branwen
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My library book haul! 😁📚 #librarylove #bookhaul

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Bkwrm7
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1. Phoebe from the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series. Who wouldn't want a unicorn for a best friend?
2. Movies: White Christmas; The Muppet Christmas Carol and a bunch of classic musicals. Books: Anne of Green Gables; Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
3. That "tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it...yet."
4. Since I'm late, anyone who's left who wants to play!

#tuesdaytidbits
@JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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cobwebmoth
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1. Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. I really want to be a unicorn.🦄
2. The Emperor's New Groove
3. New notebooks to write in. The laughter of my children. It's the little things.
4. Whoever wants to play!
Thanks for the tag @JenlovesJT47 !
#TuesdayTidbits

LadyChristy My younger sister and I still text each other silly quotes whenever one of us is watching The Emperor‘s New Groove 😂 1y
Christine11 I love the Emperor‘s New Groove - so funny! 1y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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JoScho I watched that on Sunday in bed by myself for like the 20th time. Such a fun one. How was your concert? 1y
cobwebmoth @JoScho It was great! Thanks for asking! After being in a crowd like that I feel the need to hide in my house for a couple of days, though.😊 1y
JoScho @cobwebmoth oh for sure! Glad you had fun 😊 1y
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Bookworm83
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Adorbs!

#scribd

Kshakal I have been told I should check this book out!! 1y
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Bookworm83
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How have I survived without Scribd in my life?!?! Unlimited audiobooks, ebooks, and magazines for $9 a month....yes, please. Now I can read all of the Phoebe series 😃 #scribd

ness Phoebe and Her Unicorn is so adorable. 🦄 1y
JoScho I am on a trial run of Scribd for the audiobooks but I didn‘t know Phoebe was on there! Thanks for sharing 💕 🦄 1y
Bookworm83 @ness I‘ve been wanting to read them for awhile now 😍 @JoScho Of course! I just started the 30 day trial last night, but I can already tell I‘m going to subscribe! 1y
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BarbaraJean
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This was so much fun. It was exactly what I needed for an escapist, overwhelmed-with-my-reading-list, can‘t-adult read. I mean, how can you not love Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils?! 👧🏻🦄

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BarbaraJean
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I‘ve been overwhelmed by adulting lately, and am relatedly feeling like I‘m on the verge of a reading slump—because I‘m also getting overwhelmed by my current reading list. Five in progress, not counting two more for book clubs in the next two weeks (haven‘t started those yet). Maybe three simultaneous buddy reads was a bad choice?! I just decided the best way to counteract the above is to check out Phoebe & Her Unicorn from Hoopla.
🦄 🤷🏻‍♀️

TricksyTails It seems we‘re experiencing the same feeling! I‘ve been looking for a graphic novel to distract myself with. Maybe I need to go hunt this down. Hope you don‘t sink into a slump! Have fun for a bit! Enjoy more comics! 🤗🤗🤗 1y
BarbaraJean @TricksyTails Oh no! No slump! This one is lots of fun... it might do the trick for you! It was a good counter-slump choice for me! 1y
TricksyTails I‘m deep in the throes of the damn slump now! Ughhh 😩 I‘ll definitely look this up and hope it helps me out! 🤞 1y
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batsy
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Thanks for the tag @rohit-sawant 😊 This was a tough one as I'm more of an antihero person 😂

1. Not a huge superhero comics fan, so I'm going with Marigold Heavenly Nostrils 🦄 She counts, right? 😁
2. Janet in Pamela Dean's Tam Lin. An unexpected English major hero.
3. Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movies
4. Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca (1940). And Killmonger.
5. Yeah. Superman 😑
6. @GatheringBooks

#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

rohit-sawant Amazing picks! Love Caesar!! And Michael B. stole every scene he was in. 🤘🏼 So excited to see him as Guy Montag in the new Fahrenheit 451 movie! 😍 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant Oh my gosh, I did not know about new Fahrenheit 451 movie and that he's in it!! Thank you, this is so exciting! 😍 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Caesar rules! Great choices! 1y
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rubyslippersreads I need to read Tam-Lin. And you're so right about Mrs. Danvers! 😄 1y
JenlovesJT47 Mrs. Danvers is a great choice! 💜 Judith Anderson played that part so well. One of my favorite Hitchcock movies. ☺️ 1y
batsy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Thank you! He does 🙂 1y
batsy @rubyslippersreads @JenlovesJT47 It's one of my favourite Hitchcock movies as well. The pacing, the atmosphere 👌🏽 1y
readinginthedark Interesting choices! 1y
batsy @readinginthedark I'm so bad at superhero stuff, don't watch or read a lot of it so had to improvise 😆 1y
readinginthedark 😆No, I love it! Just fascinated! 1y
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Ddzmini 😝🤣🤣 1y
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Godmotherx5
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I read Phoebe & Her Unicorn in January. Phoebe is the same age as my youngest niece. Both have my heart. I loved the #Pink cover.

#HeartsandHardcovers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💕💕💕 1y
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My youngest brother has asked me similar questions about life before CDs, microwaves & doing homework without the Internet. #Throwback

#SpeechBubbleChallenge #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon #LetsGetGraphicPhotoPrompts @Clwojick @TricksyTails

Betty Reminds me of when I asked my much older cousin what her favorite tv program was when she was a child. Answer: "there was no tv" 2y
Godmotherx5 @Betty I know that feeling. 2y
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Betty Plus the Pun of All Puns prompt (edited) 2y
Godmotherx5 @Betty CRUD! I missed that 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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