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Mail Call!: The History of the U.S. Postal Service | Nancy O'Keefe Bolick
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Recounts the development of postal services in the United States, and discusses the role of Benjamin Franklin, the Pony Express, stamps and stamp collecting, and other topics
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Clare-Dragonfly
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@KristiAhlers My #LMPBC book has arrived!

KristiAhlers Yay!!! 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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Readergrrl @Nessavamusic That‘s so funny! I just got home from mailing off your package for #SpookySummerSwap 3mo
Endowarrior21 Yours is going out next Wednesday I am waiting on a book for you to arrive. 3mo
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Catsandbooks Hooray!! 🎉 😎☀️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌😍🙌 3mo
wen4blu Yours is in the mail as well! 3mo
Nessavamusic @Readergrrl I received it thank you! 3mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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It‘s time for another round of #LMPBC and sign-ups are a little light. I signed up for a round of psychological thrillers and am hoping some Littens will join me in reading some “classics.” Come join us! It‘a a wonderful way to meet some fellow Littens and read some books you may not have discovered otherwise!!

LoverOfLearning Just joined! I've never done this before!!! Looks very cool! I love a good marked up book. 3mo
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Soubhiville
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4 packages on their way! #booktrade books for @Tattooedteacher , @magyklyXdelish , and @monalyisha and May‘s #LMPBC for @rachelm . 📚❤️

magyklyXdelish Yay! I put yours in the mail today as well 🤗 1y
monalyisha So exciting! Thank you! 1y
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erinreads
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Okay, this year is getting off to a great start! FINALLY got an update on both my #jolabokaflodswap package for @Graciouswarriorprincess and my #LittleChristmasSwap package for @Beatlefan129 and they are both now finally in transit. I have no clue where they were actually sitting for close to 3 weeks, but at least both have been acknowledged and you should both have yours soon.💃🏼🤞🏻 And I was just about to send replacement packages, too.

Beatlefan129 Oh my gosh, this is such great news! It says now it will be delivered on 1/5! 🎉 2y
bookish_wookish Wooo! 🎄 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @erinreads Woo hoo and Happy New Year! I wasn‘t worried and figured it would arrive at some point! This will be a great way to start the first week of the new year!😃😍📚 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I'm starting to think Maryland is the Bermuda Triangle for packages. My sister's Christmas gifts headed to Virginia are still sitting in Maryland since December 22 (after sitting in Rochester NY for over one week). Swap packages that I sent after that reached the Midwest AND Washington state on time. 😡 @Graciouswarriorprincess did it ever arrive? 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Yes. I sent you an email and posted and posted and tagged both. @MaleficentBookDragon @erinreads 2y
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Captivatedbybooks
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I forgot to post i put this in the mail earlier this week. It has left Philly and hopefully will get to Its location on time it says its supposed to be delivered Tuesday .

@ReadingOver50 it‘s coming I promise!!!!! I have the tracking # if you would like it my email is Jennyr0528@gmail.com

#creepyChristmasSwap

BethM Merry Christmas friend‘ 2y
ReadingOver50 Great! I‘m looking forward to it 😀 2y
Captivatedbybooks @ReadingOver50 tracking says its in CA!!!! Fingers crossed you get it today 2y
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erinreads
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My #jolabokaflodswap package has arrived safely, @Bookgoil! Can‘t wait until the 24th! 🎄 @MaleficentBookDragon

Bookgoil Yay!!! 🎁 2y
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erinreads
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I forgot to take a picture, and even my cat is ashamed of me, but my #littlechristmasswap and #jolabokaflodswap packages have been sent! Both went out priority so hopefully there‘s no huge delay in them being delivered. 🤞🏻

bookish_wookish 🎄🎁 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐈 2y
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quietjenn
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TheSpineView 🥰🎄☃️ 2y
Eggs 💕🎄💌 2y
LibrarianRyan 💕 💓 2y
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BookwormAHN 😺😺 2y
BeaG I agree, it‘s the best thing I signed up for too. 2y
Crazeedi Did you get mine? I was in this swap. I hope youdid! 2y
Crazeedi If not- I have to check my list because they were the first cards I did 2y
quietjenn @Crazeedi yes, I'm doing a post today about the ones I've recieved this week. Just waiting for today's mail! Thank you! It's made me so happy. 2y
Crazeedi @quietjenn I'm saving mine to open together, it'll be like a big fun present to me! I'm going to make it a special celebration, snack, drink, and cards! 2y
quietjenn @Crazeedi that sounds like a lovely plan! 2y
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Jennick2004
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@BookwormAHN I mailed your #CBBC box today. Sorry it is a couple of days late!!

@Mommamanzi

BookwormAHN That's okay, I'll watch for it 😺 2y
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erinreads
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Hi group! 👋🏻 I sent an email to everyone, but wanted to touch base here as well. Please either reply to my email or comment here with the book you currently have for the group. I know we‘ve stalled a bit, so we want to make sure every book is accounted for to get the ball rolling again.

@Kappadeemom Your e-mail bounced back. Do you have a new one?

@sprainedbrain @collegecatlady Thanks for already replying. 😽

ItsAngel I don‘t have any books at all. I stalled the swap in Nov and Dec due to my brother in law getting sick and then passing away...but I sent both of those books to @sprainedbrain a while back. I haven‘t gotten any new ones. 3y
Endowarrior21 Never got an email but I don‘t have any books right now 3y
Kappadeemom My new email is melanie.godwin@yahoo.com. I don‘t have any books tho! 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Took some time out from the #11thHourReadathon to chat with my overworked mailman as he delivered all of this Litsy awesomeness to me today!

My #jolabokaflodswap package has arrived (not certain who it‘s from but thank you!!), plus packages that I can‘t wait to open from the amazing @Meaw_catlady and my #LGPOG friend @Dogearedcopy AND lovely cards from @Chili and @melrailey and a card and bookmark from @merelybookish

Thank you all SO much! ❤️

Meaw_catlady Wow!!! Happy winter solstice!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady YOU spoil me. I was going to wait until Christmas to open your package but maybe I will celebrate solstice with it! 😉 3y
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sprainedbrain @Chili Karen from Will and Grace. 😂❤️ 3y
Meaw_catlady Yes do it!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
EclecticReaders What a great way to spend a reading break! 3y
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StayCurious
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Hello Team #ReadNosedReindeer! The #WinterGames holiday card swap matches have been sent out by email. If you didn‘t get your match and you wanted to participate, let me know. Is everyone ready for the fun to begin on Sunday?

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Slajaunie
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Velvetfur Aaww! I'm glad it's arrived ok 😁 3y
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Soubhiville
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Thanks for all the #LitsyLove friends! Some of this came to my old house, but I‘VE just been stashing them. I‘m taking a break from unpacking to open.

The unpacking is around 70% done. I‘ll post pictures when we‘re a bit more settled. 💌💌💌💌💌💌

BookwormAHN 😺😺 3y
TheBookHippie Hope mine made it!!! I may have did old address 🤦🏽‍♀️ 3y
Soubhiville @TheBookHippie yes, I got it at the old house 😊. Thank you! My address is updated on the mailing list, courtesy of Misty. 💜 3y
Mitch Wow - you unpacked quickly! If youre anything like us - that last 30% might stay packed for some time! xxx 3y
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bibliobard
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#NightmareSwap and final books from #LMPBC #Round6 are being sent out today! ETA is Oct 25!

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 3y
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Craftylikefox
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#highfivetosummerswap box has arrived! I love that fox sticker! You find the best stuff Jody 😊 Happy Friday!
#hftss
@JoScho

JoScho Yay! So glad it arrived safe and sound! 3y
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BookishBelle
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#LMPBC #GroupN #Round6

I haven‘t received a book for this yet. Getting kinda worried since I‘m supposed to read it and send it out by the end of the month. I don‘t remember who is supposed to send it to me but it‘s probably not @umbrellagirl since I sent one to her. (Did you get it?) @LitLogophile @nomadreader

BookishBelle Also, this pic is from my yard this morning. So happy to be home! 3y
nomadreader Oh no! I sent to @LitLogophile but haven't heard if she received it yet. @umbrellagirl sent to me, and I got it. 3y
umbrellagirl I got mine. I sent to Carrie @nomadreader and she posted when she got it. 🤞🏻 3y
BookishBelle Okay. Thanks ladies! I guess I‘ll keep waiting. @nomadreader @umbrellagirl 3y
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UwannaPublishme
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Hugs to @Soubhiville @TheBookHippie @PurpleyPumpkin @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @catiewithac @Jee_HookedOnBookz @Rissreads @iread2much @NeedsMoreBooks for your sweet notes! Your #LitsyLove meant so much during this crazy-busy month. 🤗❤️ I‘m working on your responses slowly but surely. ✍🏻💌
(P.S. I didn‘t get my pug yet, that‘s just a giant magnet!)

Avanders 🥰🥰 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Yay! 🤗🤗 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Oh my gosh, I was going to ask about the pug! He‘s very cute and so lifelike at first glance. 💜 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💌💗 3y
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I used to put this pug on the bottom of my file cabinet at work and it really looked like a real dog was standing there! 😆 3y
PurpleyPumpkin That‘s a great idea. 😂 3y
iread2much That‘s a cool magnet 3y
UwannaPublishme @iread2much It keeps me smiling! 😆 3y
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RamsFan1963
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Recent #bookmail haul from Books-a-Million and Ebay. I'm just annoyed with myself about the Warlock Holmes book. I thought it was book 3 of the series, but its book 4. Now I have to go back and buy book 3, My Grave Ritual. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend the Vinyl Detective series too. Both series are lots of fun, in very different ways.

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tracey38
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Getting some #jb and #LitsyLove replies written before bed tonight. 💜📬💜📬

Lovesbooks87 That's what I am getting ready to do too! 3y
tracey38 @Lovesbooks87 one was written to you! Mailed out today. 🙂💜 3y
Lovesbooks87 @tracey38 yay! 😀 3y
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StayCurious
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Feeling the #JB and #Litsylove this month. So grateful I joined both pen pal communities - what a wonderful bunch of people I‘m getting to know 🤗

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HufflepuffGirl90
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@LibrarianRyan I totally forgot a photo, but my #makerswap package got sent out today! Should be there Monday 😬💜📫

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3y
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JoyBlue
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Thanks to @IndoorDame, @MaGoose, @Canndor, @TheBookHippie, and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the last couple batches of #LitsyLove! I've got a system in place to get back to everyone in order, after I've done each month's birthday cards. I promise return mail will be coming your way ASAP. XOXOXO

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NovelGirl82
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@Avanders My #sffs packages arrived today!! My goodness, it looks like you‘ve outdone yourself! I‘m so excited!!!

Avanders Yay!! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽♥️♥️ 3y
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Soubhiville
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I have quite a stack of lovely letters from #jb and #litsylove! I didn‘t write any replies last weekend due to #24b4Monday, but I‘m going to be writing some today! Thanks friends!

Tanisha_A How lovely! 😃 3y
Wife 🌹 (edited) 3y
Sleepswithbooks 😁💌💛 3y
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EH2018
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Just got my #litsylove bookmark - I'm official!
😁❤✉📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo!!! 🎊🎉💗 3y
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AmberWB
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@inthegreensandblues Thank you so much! I love everything, but there are definitely some stand outs. 😊 That snack mix?? I am officially addicted. And the Tony‘s chocolate bar- I have always wanted to try one of those and now I can. Chocolate that was part of a swap has no calories! Finally- that sloth card—AWESOME. I can‘t wait to sit back with these books and one of your beverage recommendations. 😁
@Jilly6183 #BBSredacted

Jilly6183 Awesome! And swap treats are def calorie free! 4y
RavenLovelyReads I‘ve always wanted to try a Tony‘s chocolate bar too! Especially one with no calories 😜 4y
inthegreensandblues Yay, I hope you enjoy! 4y
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JoyBlue
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Today's #LitsyLove comes from @WeeziesBooks. Look how pretty the card is!

Happy weekend reading, everyone!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛💛💛 4y
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erinreads
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Received this the other day @collegecatlady! Way to be super fast! Looking forward to reading this in February. 🤗 Also, super cute mailer! 🍉 #readersgonnaread

collegecatlady Yay! So excited! 4y
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thebluestocking
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It was a banner #bookmail day! On the top are this month‘s #botm books. On the bottom left is my #LMPBC book for the month. And the last two are #ToB books from #betterworldbooks.

Whew! Now I just have to read them. 😉
(P.S. How is there not a book mail sticker?!)

erinreads Love the cover of The Italian Teacher! 😍 4y
echalpan I skipped January BOTM because I have too many books at home that I haven‘t read yet! You picked the 2 I would‘ve picked. Looking forward to your reviews! 4y
Reviewsbylola Maid is great and The Italian Teacher is so pretty! 4y
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thebluestocking @erinreads Me too! It‘ll be interesting to see how/if it relates to the book. 4y
thebluestocking @echalpan I definitely get that. I probably should have skipped as well with all the books I “need” to read. But I‘m excited for these two! 4y
thebluestocking @Reviewsbylola Yay! I‘m excited to get to Maid. And to The Italian Teacher. Hopefully it is as good as it is pretty. 4y
Ingerella I miss BOTM but I have an unread stack on my bookshelf right now. My plan is to read those and then maybe rejoin. P.S. you take the best photos! I was on the floor in my closet last night trying to get a photo that was maybe passable! 4y
thebluestocking @Ingerella BOTM books stack up fast! Thank you for the photo compliment. It‘s a hard thing to get a photo of books to look right. Two things I do that help are to buy fancy poster board at Hobby Lobby for backgrounds and to use PicTapGo for editing. ❤️ 4y
Ingerella Ooh! Good tips! Any tips on lighting? 4y
thebluestocking @Ingerella Lighting is hard for me, especially in winter. But I usually take my photos in the same spot, near a window with good but not direct outside light and no inside lights. Then, if it still needs some light, I use the “Lights On” filter in PicTapGo. I‘m always trying to improve, so if you have any tips, I‘d love to hear them! 4y
Ingerella I wish I did! I try to take them with natural light but I'm limited to just morning light. I get home after dark every day. I've tried using spotlights but have a tough time with shadows. I have never really edited my pics though. I'm going to try the PicTapGo you are using. 4y
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vkois88
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Received my #CoffeeBeanBookClub package from @MaleficentBookDragon today!! The coffee smells AMAZING. I can't wait to try it. I only moved stuff around to get the notebook out to cover the book for a pic but I didn't see a card, so I didn't want to open everything yet. I also received a lovely surprise package from @craftylikefox ❤ ❤ ❤ thank you SO much!! The book you sent has been on my TBR for forever. And those socks! LO tried to steal them! 😂

MaleficentBookDragon You can open the rest any time you want. I thought I put a card in there but maybe not. 4y
Craftylikefox Yay!! I‘m so glad it got there safely :) I don‘t blame your LO those socks are comfy! (edited) 4y
vkois88 @MaleficentBookDragon thank you so much for the goodies ❤ they're fantastic. I forgot to respond the other night. Things have been hectic 😑 4y
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erinreads
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My #stuffedstockingswap package is in the mail! Heading down south! 🤗 #sss @Avanders

Avanders 🎄♥️❄️💙☃️ 4y
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MatchlessMarie
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Kinda late 😬 but a couple weeks ago I got some awesome penpal mail! I look forward to embellishing my library soon. 📚💖 Enjoy my laundry day views 😅 @RowReads1 I will be sending some spooky mail sometime this week 👻🕸 #LitsyPenpals #ReadingResolutions

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cherinium
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Got a lot of packages today! Most of it are supplies for my kitties, but there were some books in there, too. Now to unpack it all. #BOTM #bookmail #LMPBC #GroupZ #round3 @shellleigh33 @Lidia @Velvetsun

shellleigh33 🙌🏻 4y
shellleigh33 Glad it made it to you safely 😊 (edited) 4y
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Kelican17
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Chalk it up to teacher exhaustion. I will try again asap! #fail #jb #sorry @Wife

Wife Was it oversized? 4y
BookwormAHN 😺😺 4y
CoffeeNBooks 😂 I know the feeling! #teachersoflitsy 4y
Kelican17 @Wife nope. Just forgot to put stamps on. 4y
Wife That‘s my girl! 🙄 4y
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peaknit
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#24HRR #24HourReadingRoom @NeeSwee Next book coming right up! 📫

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CareBear
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Bklover ❤️ 4y
Jhullie Where can I find out more about this group? I am so envious of all your lovely mail. 4y
coffeewithbooks Hey, I lost your address. Can you send me email me ? Chandleylarge7@gmail.com thank you @CareBear (edited) 4y
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Theshadedbuffalo
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Thanks for this week‘s #jb mail lovelies!! @Kaye @CBee @JoScho ❤️❤️

JoScho 💖💖💖 4y
Kaye ❤️ 4y
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tracey38
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Replies going out tomorrow for #jb. I still have a few more to get to this weekend!

JoScho 💜💜💜 4y
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AmberWB
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I THINK I have gotten myself caught up on my #JB mail- I was definitely slacking. Granted, it is 11am and I am still in my pajamas, BUT I AM CAUGHT UP. 😁
Going to reward myself with some reading. 😊

#justbecause

tammysue Yay, and that‘s sounds like a pretty wonderful reward! 😊 4y
CouronneDhiver I‘ve got a lot of catching up to do too... *sigh* 4y
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tracey38
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Here's some #jb mail from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Lovesbooks87 (love the feather, too!) And a #litsypenpal letter from @tonyahoswalt 💖 Will reply this weekend after the sunflower Sunfest tomorrow! 🌻🌻

tammysue Pretty! 💜 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️😘💕 4y
tonyahoswalt 😸 4y
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CareBear
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This week‘s #jb mail! Working on replies and some new notes to send out this evening. Thanks for making me smile @Soubhiville @knittedgnome @CoffeeNBooks @StephanieGeiser @Lovesbooks87 @EH2018 @amb @Kaye

Kaye 💖 4y
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ptkpepe98
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The postman did not ring twice, but left a #NightmaresAhead package containing this lovely journal, the sticky notes, and something I am sure will keep me out of the water if it involves such beasties of the deep! @Bengali.bookworm chose well.🐙🦑🐋

Thanks for sending it on, @sid2!