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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Kayla.Adriena
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Oh my word! I LOVED this book. It was entertaining, romantic, fast paced and heart breaking. I thought the fact that it alters between two timelines worked so well for Evelyn's story--I seriously feel like she was a real person. Perfect book to read for Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 and I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner. @shellleigh33 I remember you saying once this was one of your favs, are her others this good?!

shellleigh33 Yes. I love all her books. She is definitely one of my favorite authors 8h
shellleigh33 Also thank you so much for the book mark. I love it 🥰!! 8h
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 you're welcome! We're they the ones that looked like library cards? 7h
shellleigh33 Yes. They are so cute! 7h
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Kayla.Adriena
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Y'all im in a coffee shop by MYSELF, it's sunny, glorious and heaven, pure heaven . I can't get photos this good at home no matter now hard I try so it must be the magic of this place 🤤

BarbaraBB Enjoy! 6d
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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This book was great. I've been in a reading slump for about 6 months, but this is probably the first book I thoroughly enjoyed.

Dragon Great book. 💚🐉 2w
tpixie Loved it. Glad it got you out of your slump! 2w
sarahbarnes I‘ve had this on my list for awhile and just felt inspired to read it so put it on hold at the library! Glad you enjoyed it! 2w
PaperbackPirate Loved this book! I hope your slump is officially over. 💚 4d
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jspoelker
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This super fun book about a mega movie star who shares her personal story with an unknown writer is intriguing but gets more and more interesting with each chapter. The author ties up every last end yet leaves us wanting to read 3 more chapters! Very readable and modern take on society‘s norms on relationships

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mobodie
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Such an unpredictable plot twist. The characters are great and I love the twisting together of the two stories. This story is kinda sad and was an emotional roller coaster for me. I cried so hard at some parts. Overall a great story.

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BeaG
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Ayeeeeee, I was afraid to read this because of all the hype. Usually, I‘m disappointed by overly hyped books. This. Did. NOT disappoint! I enjoyed every bit of it!

Karisa I loved that book too! Evelyn was so fierce and her life was a fun, wild ride! I did not want to put the book down (and I think I read it for a book club which was torture having to stop) 😂 2w
BeaG @Karisa I agree! It seemed so real! LOL I wasn‘t like what an amazing lifestyle to live.😂😂 2w
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DMC_run8
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A Hollywood legend recounting her life story to the young woman who will write her memoir after she's passed. People are complicated 4.75 ⭐️

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Kammbia1
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Have you ever read a novel where you hated the main character but found the story compelling?

Have you ever read a novel where you loathed the main character‘s lifestyle choices but can still find compassion in those choices?

Have you ever read a novel you did not like where the boundaries of love were pushed too but can still see the need for love in all circumstances?

Kammbia1 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid answers in the affirmative to those aforementioned questions. This runaway bestseller (soon to be a Netflix movie) tells the story of the legendary actress Evelyn Hugo. Evelyn agrees to reveal her life to journalist Monique Grant as an exclusive tell-all. However, Hugo has her reasons for choosing Grant to tell her life story.

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Kammbia1 Evelyn chronicles her rise to Hollywood fame and infamy, her seven marriages, her love affairs, and the choices she made to become the mega star she desperately wanted to be. On the surface, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo are salacious, gossipy, and all the things that pop culture has become as we are knee deep into the social media age. However, Jenkins Reid provides a surprising depth with Hugo that loathed and intrigued at the same time. (edited) 3w
Kammbia1 These quotes give Evelyn‘s perspective on love that is profound:
People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When U realize U can tell someone your truth, when U can show yourself to them, when U stand in front of them bare & their response is “you‘re safe with me”–that‘s intimacy. When U dig just the tiniest bit beneath the surface, everyone‘s love life is original & interesting and nuanced & defies any easy definition
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Kammbia1 Words of wisdom from an unexpected place. These quotes are bookends and to me drive the heart of the novel. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will be classified as a beach read or an airport read by some readers. However, the power of good fiction and storytelling is making a reader care about a character that you would loathe if they were a real person. Taylor Jenkins Reid did that in spades in this novel and deserves major kudos. Well done…. 3w
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Bekkers
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Book #33 done for 2022. Of course another outstanding read from Taylor Jenkins Reid! Great summer read

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Kammbia1
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People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “you're safe with me“ --that's intimacy. (p. 95)

Words of Wisdom......

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this book and this cover 💚💚 3w
Kammbia1 I‘m on the 5th Husband. It is very readable. 3w
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Kammbia1
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I usually read 1 novel at a time. I‘m finishing up All The Seas Of The World by Guy Gavriel Kay.

However, I saw the eBook copy of Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo available at my local library. I had to check it out. I started reading it & made it through Evelyn‘s 1st Husband. I like it already.

I could not be reading 2 totally different novels at the same time. But good stories don‘t always have to come in the same manner. The power of reading!

Nikki_E When I was reading this my husband randomly asked me, “What husband are you on?”. 4w
Kammbia1 @Nikki_E Yeah I can see that. I just read about the 1st husband this morning. I‘m curious about the other 6 husbands. 😂 (edited) 4w
Sophronisba Oh, this was so good, I liked it even more than Daisy Jones and the Six. I think Reid has a new book coming out this summer, about an Eighties tennis player. 3w
Kammbia1 Good to know @Sophronisba. This is my first time reading Reid‘s work. Very enjoyable and readable so far! 3w
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Lauranahe
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect going in to this, but I ended up loving it. I quickly got caught up in the movie-star life of Evelyn Hugo, and especially her love life. Heartbreaking and heartwarming, tragic and hopeful, the book gave me all the feels.

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jploves2read
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Time to see if it lives up to the hype.

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Lunarstar27
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Wow this book is amazing!

marleed Yes it is! So is your Barbie! 1mo
Lunarstar27 Awe thank you 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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I am a MESS 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

I bought this book because so many of you and my GR friends loved it. I didn't think I'd like it because I have no interest in Hollywood, glamour, fame and all that jazz.

At its heart though, this is a book about love. About all sorts of love. Romantic love, intimacy, friendship, admiration, sacrifice, infatuation, desire...

And now I think I need a glass of wine or something.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Five SHINING stars

JenReadsAlot Great book! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @JenReadsAlot I'm an emotional wreck! 1mo
Bklover I didn‘t read this for ages because I didn‘t like the cover 🙄. When I finally did I loved it! 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead @Bklover I didn't think it would be my sort of thing at all, but I loved it! 1mo
squirrelbrain Great review - I didn‘t think I‘d like this either but ended up loving it! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain I found it really moving 🥲 1mo
marleed I‘m fascinated how it‘s readers‘ discovering TJR after Daisy Jones, went back through her catalog, discovered this and read it all the way to becoming a NY Times bestseller a full 3 years after the publish date. Way to go readers and sites like this where we get to talk books with so many other book lovers out there! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @marleed Oh wow, I'd not thought about it but you're right! 🙂 This was my first TJR and I would definitely consider reading another 💚 I'm worried I'll be disappointed though because I loved this one so much! 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead

"You are my muse. And I am your conductor... I can't think of anything more erotic than that... Than being each other's inspiration... And I can think of nothing more meaningful than the way we understand each other."

He's a smoothie... definitely a smoothie... ?

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anniebannanie
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at the end of the day, i‘m a celia st james apologist

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RaeLovesToRead

"If there are all different types of soul mates... then you are one of mine."

TheBookHippie I love this book. 💚📗 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @TheBookHippie I'm quite a way into it now and it's making me feel all kinds of emotions... I have the horrible feeling it's about to get worse too 😭😭💚 1mo
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katiekat311
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There is something about her writing that I can‘t put my finger on, but I absolutely LOVE. I remember feeling the same after I read Daisy Jones and the Six. All I can say is, this book is a big yes for me. Scandal, heartache, success, lust, love and spice. This book truly has it all, including an out loud “whoa, didn‘t see that coming” moment.

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RaeLovesToRead

"I wanted to give her a lot of things. I wanted what I had to be hers. I wondered if this was what it felt like to love someone. I already knew what it was like to be IN LOVE with someone. I'd felt it, and I'd acted it. But to LOVE someone. To care for them. To throw your lot in with theirs and think, Whatever happens, it's you and me."

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"People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realise you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is "You're safe with me" - that's intimacy."

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asleepby9
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I thought the book was entertaining right from the start. Set in old Hollywood, how could it not be 🤷‍♀️ it also created great conversations at the book club meeting!

My favorite line in the book was on page 141 “Heartbreak is loss. Divorce is a piece of paper”. So straight to the point, no nonsense…..just like Evelyn Hugo

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Perfect 💚🖤💚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How could I forget Evelyn ?!💚 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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"There's absolutely no reason a man like Don Adler should have a different effect on me from the rest of the men in the world. He was no more handsome than Brick Thomas, no more earnest than Ernie Diaz, and he could offer me stardom whether I loved him or not. But these things defy reason. I blame pheromones, ultimately."

5feet.of.fury Loved this one 💕 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @5feet.of.fury I got it because of all the good reviews on Litsy! 😁😁 1mo
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eden.s.volk
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This was so good! I'm not particularly interested in reading about celebrity lives but a fictional one did just fine and I loved reading about her life. I did not expect that ending!

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Geemom1118
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Opened my work mail this week and my fellow co-worker sent me this and said read this. Thankful for book friends.

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Laurenc02
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Recommend!

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ArniesMom
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I would highly recommend and the author created Evelyn Hugo to be so real!

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BookishRedhead
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I just love a bit of old Hollywood.
Fun, scandalous and a little sad.
I wish Evelyn was real.
This is my second book written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and she doesn't disappoint, looking forward to reading more of her stuff.

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mcctrish
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I finished this in the tub this afternoon. I really really enjoyed it! Granted I haven‘t read a TJR book I haven‘t 🤷🏻‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💚💚 2mo
mcctrish @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks now I need to find all the TJR books I haven‘t read 2mo
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mcctrish
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Lots of reading tonight cuz dinner is from McD‘s to support Ronald McDonald House Charities

EvieBee It‘s a sacrifice but we do what we can right? 😆😉 MCD‘s is always a treat in this house. 2mo
mcctrish @EvieBee that‘s right on both counts!! 🤣🤣 truthfully all day I was just “I can get through this day cuz dinner is taken care of !” 2mo
CuriousG I only eat McDonald's on McHappy day...and then I eat too much. Lol. My supper involved a milkshake that I'm not sure was a good idea. 😀 2mo
mcctrish @CuriousG we don‘t get McDonald‘s very often ( and never for dinner) I am a fan of their Egg McMuffins. That milkshake would have put me over the edge for sure 🤣🤣 but YAY for all the Littens celebrating McHappy Day 2mo
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rambiepaige
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Got lucky and picked up the last copy at the airport before my flight home earlier this week 🙏🏻

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mcctrish
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Sometimes not reading books in chronological order ( even when they aren‘t a series) has moments of pure joy!! Like when you recognize a character from a future book that you have already read ❤️❤️❤️ I feel like I‘m a cool kid

sarahbellum Sounds like we read them in the same order: Malibu Rising and then Seven Husbands 😎 2mo
mcctrish @sarahbellum yes 👯‍♀️ 2mo
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mcctrish
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Rounding out my day by starting another book

Bklover A good one! 2mo
mcctrish @Bklover 🎉🎉 2mo
EvieBee Lovely pic and yaaas! 2mo
mcctrish @EvieBee I got swept away by all of the other books by the lovely TJR 2mo
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People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'you're safe with me' - that's intimacy.

RaeLovesToRead I shared the same passage 💕💕 1mo
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Another_bibliophile
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It was great
I thoroughly enjoyed it
It will be my favourite of the decades
I highly recommend it to everybody

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I came across this on Facebook and agree with her on the ones I‘ve read and have lots of the others on my shelf! I thought I would share! 📚

https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/i-read-the-most-popular-books-on-tiktok?d_id...

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Helenubed
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo I was soooo excited to
read you however I got disappointed it wasn't what I was
expecting it to be. For me it's such an ordinary book I don't get why it's so over hyped I tried to enjoy it.….I did……. It is a lovely book it's just not for me.
#thesevenhusbondsofevelynhugo#taylorjenkinsreid

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Helenubed

There are people who see a beautiful flower and rush over to pick it. They want to hold it in their hands, they want to own it. They want the flower‘s beauty to be theirs, to be within their possession, their control.
#thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo

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Joysiam
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What a fun read. A story within a story.

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FashionableObserver
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Family vacation time! The Biltmore is always so good to me. Great ambiance, killer cocktails, lovely people and multiple perfect reading environments.
I am loving this book. It is oh so perfect for this trip!

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This author is really one of my go to‘s when I want a solid read. All the social platforms are all about this one and for once the hype is deserved. Evelyn Hugo is both hero and villain of her own story and boy what a story. I confess I was sucked into this one and read it in one sitting. #LGBTQ+ #readingchallenge2022

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xicanti
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Today‘s Gay May recs grid combines historical and general fiction, because apparently I‘m too busy reading queer stuff in other genres to really fall in love with books from these ones.

The tagged book is for movie stars in love. All the rest are highlighted in the comments. #gaymay

xicanti For “THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS, but make it queer:” 2mo
xicanti For puppetry: 2mo
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xicanti For opera singers: 2mo
xicanti For food and family: 2mo
xicanti For music and intense friendship: 2mo
xicanti For resistance and acceptance: 2mo
xicanti For that scene with the peach and also some other, less sexy stuff: 2mo
xicanti For writerly angst and motherhood: 2mo
xicanti For heartache: 2mo
xicanti For nearly 200 years of queer fiction from Wales: 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love Call Me By Your Name so much. 2mo
xicanti @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego posting about it reminded me I still haven‘t seen the film version. Gotta get on that. 2mo
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Marialou
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100% worth the hype

Powerful and beautifully written. Made me cry multiple times and I can‘t stop thinking about it

FashionableObserver I cannot believe how much I cried! Such a wonderful read! 2mo
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DHill
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This one was almost a DNF for me. I loved Daisy Jones, liked Malibu Rising, but just couldn‘t connect with Evelyn Hugo.

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DHill
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My daughter is reading the hard copy so I thought I‘d go for audio. I‘ve enjoyed other TJR novels and looking forward to this one too.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💚 2mo
LoverOfLearning Hope you enjoy it! I really get annoyed by tabloid culture and celebrity rumors in real life, so this book was a struggle for me. It drove me mad. Just not my vibe. HA.

But I hope you love it! Let me know!
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sarahbellum
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Solid start to a Sunday. Today‘s tea curtesy of @CrowCAH . A strong black tea is my favorite morning beverage, thank you! 🤗
#litsyteaswap

(Any Office fans out there? 🙃)

CrowCAH You‘re welcome ☺️ 2mo
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tozzaodozza
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