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Black History Month: Reclaiming a Lost Legacy | Ralph L. Crowder
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Mitch
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It‘s here! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Endowarrior21
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My package from @TheBookHippie arrived today I can not wait to see what I got 🤗 @Chelleo #BHS

TheBookHippie Yay it made it!!! Phew. I hope you enjoy it. 17h
Endowarrior21 @TheBookHippie I am sure I will 😀 17h
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ncsufoxes
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I found this tote on Etsy while I was searching for #Blitsy items. I can‘t pass up a good tote, so I figured I‘d share if anyone else was looking for items (or good totes 😉). Look what I found on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/609839575/black-history-tote-bag-african-american?r... This is the medium size

Chelleo 😍 24h
dylanisreading Beautiful! 16h
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Nalbuque
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WOO it‘s almost Black History Month! This is my kick off #BlitsySwap post! But…I‘ve messed up a little bit. So, I‘m participating in one of the coolest Litsy swaps #BHMS by the lovely @Chelleo
I sent my package off this week and forgot to take a snap. But I can tell y‘all that it is headed to Suffolk, UK 💌📚✊🏽 things have been kinda crazy (way crazier than usual) and i think I coulda done a better job, but I hope this gives my match a smile😃

Chelleo Woohoo! The first package is an route! 2w
Nalbuque @Chelleo WAT?? No way! I thought I was gonna be so late, I was shooting for the Jan 15 date of departure you had suggested 😅 2w
Chelleo LOL…most matches are in the US so there‘s plenty of time but things usually start moving at the end of January. 2w
Chelleo Your #Blitsy package arrived safe and sound! 4d
Nalbuque @Chelleo fantastic!! In my rush I forgot to write the hashtags on the box, so I worried my match would be confused or even concerned oooops 4d
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Mitch
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Starting mapping out 2023 already! Thanks so much @Chelleo for doing this again! Love this swap! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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AmyG
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@KatieDid927 This MADE my day. I love love love everything. I so wanted the 1619 Project-thank you! The other books, too. The great mug, postcards (I write to so many in Litsy Love), the magnets, chocolate….and the Obaamas -❤️❤️❤️. What a fabulous swap. I am so grateful. Thank you so very much.
And thank you @Chelleo for organizing every Feb.
#Blitsy #BlistySwap #BlackHistoryMonthSwap

AmyG Also, let me just say….the O-Balm-A is actually really good. I love chapstick and this did not disappoint. In my purse. 11mo
Suet624 How wonderful! 11mo
Chelleo Amazing package! Good to know about the chapstick! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 11mo
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squirrelbrain What a fab package! 11mo
Cinfhen Wowza!!!! You hit the JACKPOT 🎰 🍒🍒🍒 11mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️🙌❤️ 11mo
KatieDid927 You‘re so welcome! 11mo
riversong153 ❤️💜💜❤️ 11mo
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Gissy
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Oh @Chelleo what a lovely surprise, very unique and creative! Love it! Thank you so much for taking of your time to send this beautiful card and bookmark😍For me is more than a swap because I try to do like a month readathon. Until now, I have read 8 books by black authors and they have been amazing books. They motivate me to read more information of that event. I also buy things for my match and for myself from new artists to me. Thank you!🥰

Gissy #BlitsySwap 2022 11mo
Chelleo 🥰 11mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Thank you Michelle! Black History is made every day, but I love having this swap every February.

AmyG Me too! 12mo
Gissy Yes!! 12mo
Chelleo 🥰 12mo
Chelleo I love organizing it and so happy you all enjoy and continue to participate each year! 12mo
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AmyG
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It‘s here! Thank you @KatieDid927 🎉🎉🎉

@Chelleo #Blitsy #BlitsySwap #BlackHistorySwap

Chelleo 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 not much longer to wait 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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My package has arrived!!!🙌🎉😍#blitsy

Nalbuque Yay I‘m so excited for you to see the books!! I gotta say, I had a few other things in mind I wanted to send but I panicked about time!! I may send you another envelope if I have time before the end of the month 😊 12mo
Chelleo 😍 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Nalbuque I can‘t wait to see my “Blitsy” package 🎉😘 12mo
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shawnmooney
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Simona You have very interesting pile of possibilities! 12mo
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Karisa
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Hurray! It‘ll be on its way to @Gissy tomorrow! Hoping it reaches you safely 💗

#BHMS #BlackHistoryMonthSwap2022 @Chelleo

Chelleo Whew! Glad you sorted it out! 12mo
Karisa @Chelleo Thanks for your help 💗 12mo
Gissy Thank you! I know I will love it! Now, I need to apply my skill to be patient until the opening date 🧘🏽‍♀️🙌 ☺️ @Chelleo 12mo
Karisa @Gissy 💗💗💗 12mo
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AmyG
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@Chelleo My box is on it‘s way. Delivery supposedly on Monday.

#BHMS #BlitsySwap #BlackHistoryMonthSwap

Chelleo 🤩 13mo
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Mitch
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Socks
Tumblers
Hardback & paperback
Historical fiction & Non fiction (don‘t make me choose!)
Milk chocolate

#blitsythisorthat

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Endowarrior21

Almost done getting everything for my #BHMswap just waiting on 2 things to arrive from Etsy than it will be going out to my person. @Chelleo

Chelleo ☺️ 13mo
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Mitch
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And so the journey begins! It‘s taking the boat rather than a plane - but is still scheduled to arrive in plenty of time! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

#blitsyswap #bhms

Chelleo Woohoo! Thanks!! 13mo
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kaysworld1
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Thank you to @Come-read-with-me Paula your box is absolutely outstanding. All of it is amazing, you are a lovely soul and I'm glad we can continue talking. 1/3
@Chelleo 😘

#blitsyswap #books #blackauthors #blackhistory #reading #femaleauthor #readathon #readyforthefuture #reading

Chelleo 😍 😍 😍 Love the little notes 2y
kaysworld1 @Chelleo they where so lovely and heartwarming 💕 2y
Come-read-with-me So glad you liked it! I had so much fun gathering everything! 2y
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sweetpealsd
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I absolutely love my #BHMS gifts. Everything is wonderful. Thank you so much @BeaG ! This mug is so beautiful! I can‘t stop looking at it. No picture does it justice.❤️❤️ #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BHMSwap #BlitsySwap

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That mug is amazing! I love it! 2y
Chelleo That mug 😍🤩 2y
Cinfhen Oh!!! THAT MUG 🙌🏻🥰 2y
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Soubhiville Oh wow the mug! 2y
MeganAnn That mug is amazing! 😍😍😍 2y
BeaG I‘m glad you liked everything! My stepmom made the mug. She has a variety and I asked her for a blue one because that is your favorite color. Her business is called GG‘s Designs. 2y
sweetpealsd @BeaG I will definitely let people know about her. This mug is stunning! 2y
Annl The mug! Wow! 2y
riversong153 😍😍😍 2y
vlwelser 😍😍😍 2y
quietjenn That mug is amazing! 2y
BeaG @sweetpealsd thanks! 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Didn‘t want to leave Black History Month without a shout out to the upcoming books by Black authors on my wishlist (several of which I have preordered)!

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/more-books-for-your-to-be-read-lis...

RainyDayReading So excited for A Master of Djinn!! 2y
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MeganAnn
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Wrapped up my #blitsyswap gifts and mailed them out today. This box is heading east and should arrive Tuesday. 📚🎉💃🏾🙌🏿
#blackhistorymonthswap #bhms #blitsyhistorymonth

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Amazing wrap job!! 2y
MeganAnn @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you!! I‘ve started saving pages from old magazines with pretty photos or graphics to use for wrapping - I think most of these came from Oprah‘s magazine 😍 2y
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GreenGrl87 Whoa, I am in love with this wrapping idea! So ingenious! 2y
MaGoose I loved what you used for wrapping paper! I had opened the #bhms gifts this morning before I thought about taking a photo! 😍 2y
MeganAnn @GreenGrl87 thank you!! 😊 2y
MeganAnn @MaGoose I‘m so happy you loved it!! 2y
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MeganAnn
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@Kdgordon88 it‘s here!! My #blistyswap #bhms #blitsyhistorymonthswap arrived today. Now to put it aside until opening day.

And many extra thanks to @Chelleo for being the very best swap organizer ever and kindly sending out the sweetest card, bookmark and stickers. ❤️❤️❤️

I‘m waiting on one last gift to arrive and then I‘ll be shipping mine out... hopefully early next week.🤞🏻

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Thanks! ☺️ 2y
Deblovestoread Yay!! I can't wait for opening day! 2y
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AmyG
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Thank you so much @Chelleo ..,what a lovely surprise!!!

#BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap

Chelleo You‘re welcome 😉 2y
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AmyG
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@kimmypete1 Your #BlackHistoryMonthSwap is on it‘s way!!!
@Chelleo

*** @CoffeeNBooks A package is on it‘s way to you...for Feb 9. Open it whenever you want.😘😘

kimmypete1 Yay! I‘m excited!! 2y
CoffeeNBooks Thanks Amy! You're too sweet! 😘 2y
Suet624 You‘re doing so many swaps. 😁 2y
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KatieDid927
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Sign-ups are open for a couple exciting February swaps! Check out the info on @Chelleo and @Chrissyreadit ‘s posts! #BlitsySwap #HappilyEverAfterSwap

Chelleo Thanks for sharing! 2y
Chrissyreadit Thank you 😘😘😘😘 2y
KatieDid927 @Chrissyreadit @Chelleo You‘re so welcome, you‘re both fantastic hosts! I‘m excited! 2y
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MolliesaurusRex
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Okay I haven‘t opened anything else but I am so excited because GARDETTOS DUDE!😍🤣 @sprainedbrain you are already the best.❤️🤣 #bhms #blitsyhistorymonthswap #blackhistorymonthswap

Chelleo 😂😂😂 3y
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MolliesaurusRex
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Omg @Chelleo this card is amazing - I am obsessed. I love the bookmark, too.❤️Thank you so much! Now onto my package from @sprainedbrain 😍😊😊 #blitsyhistorymonth #blackhistorymonthswap #bhms

Cinfhen Amazing bookmark ❤️ 3y
MolliesaurusRex @Cinfhen I know! I totally love it!!!! 3y
Chelleo Glad you like it 🥰 3y
Cinfhen The design is fierce 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Look what arrived today! Looking forward to tomorrow☺️🎉

#BHMS #BlitsyHistoryMonth

Chelleo Yeah!! Was just logging in to check (see how I accidentally tagged you earlier?! 🤦🏾‍♀️) 3y
sprainedbrain @Chelleo haha yes! I get it now. 😂 (edited) 3y
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WriterAtHeart
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My package for #BHMSwap came in this week and mine is going on today. #BlistyHistoryMinth

Chelleo Awesome!! 3y
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sweetpealsd
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Yay! I received my swap package for the #BHMswap. @Chelleo #blitsy

Chelleo Yasss! 👏🏾👏🏾 3y
rsteve388 Have you unboxed it yet? Or is there a specific day to open the box? 3y
sweetpealsd @rsteve388 unboxing is on 2/29 3y
rsteve388 Cool, Right On! 3y
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MolliesaurusRex
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It is on its way and, barring anything insane, should be arriving on Monday. @Chelleo #bhms #bhmswap #blistyhistorymonth #blitsyhistorymonthswap #blackhistorymonthswap

Chelleo Whoo hooo🤗 3y
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MolliesaurusRex
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Ooooh look what I just got in the mail!😍 can‘t wait to open it! @sprainedbrain @Chelleo #blitsyhistorymonthswap #blackhistorymonthswap #bhms #dontmindmybookcovereddesk

Chelleo Yay and Noted! 3y
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MolliesaurusRex
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Look what I got in the mail today @Chelleo am I waiting for the open date? #BHMSwap #blitsyhistorymonthswap #blackhistorymonthswap

Chelleo It‘s totally up to you. 😃 You‘re welcome to open it now or open with your #bhmswap package 3y
MolliesaurusRex I‘ll wait - I don‘t wanna spoil anything by mistake!🤣 3y
Karisa My card came in too! 🥳 Thanks, @Chelleo! You are so awesome! 😊 3y
Chelleo @Karisa Great! And thanks 😊 3y
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crazyspine
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Oops, I forgot to take a picture of my Blitsty swap package before I mailed it, but here's a picture of the postcard stamps that I bought for #litsylove #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BHMswap @Chelleo @Annl

Chelleo Lol! Thanks for the update! 3y
Annl Thanks for the package! Counting the days! 3y
crazyspine @annl its saying it was derived at 12:44 on Feb 11. You never got it? 3y
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crazyspine @Annl *delivered 3y
Annl I got it. I had to hide it from myself! Thank you! A week to go! 3y
crazyspine @annl good! 3y
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jenniferw88
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That's #blitsyswap #bhmswap #blackhistorymonthswap all wrapped & ready to go! Hopefully sending Monday. @Chelleo

I hope my match likes everything I picked out for her!

Chelleo Love the wrapping! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 3y
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Mitch
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An afternoon in my local bookstore and it‘s all packaged up! Loved choosing these!

#bhmswap

Chelleo Yay! The first package is en route! #bhmswap #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap #BlitsySwap 3y
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Nessavamusic
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1. MLK, the Obamas, Oprah
2. Alyssa Cole, Talia Hibbert, Maya Angelou, Beverly Jenkins
3. Both
4. Romance, fantasy, historical fiction
5. Civil Rights, Black Scientists/inventors/innovators
#blitsyhistorymonth #bhmswap @Chelleo

Chelleo Recently discovered Alyssa Cole and really like her work. (edited) 3y
Nessavamusic @Chelleo yay! She‘s an amazing person too. 3y
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jenniferw88
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1. Obamas are all I can think of at the mo.
2. Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou & Alice Walker
3. Both
4. Fantasy, Crime, Historical Mysteries, Classics, Historical Non-Fiction
5. Black History

@Chelleo #blitsyswap #bhmswap #blackhistorymonthswap

More info for my match!

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Chrissyreadit
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So happy @Chelleo is holding this again!!! Head over to her page to sign up!

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MolliesaurusRex
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Aaahhhh I‘m so excited!!! I haven‘t been able to participate in a swap in so long and I totally loved doing this one last year!😁 @Chelleo #blitsyhistorymonthswap #blackhistorymonthswap #bhms #bhm #litsyswaps

Chelleo Yay! So happy to have you participating in the #BHMswap this year (again)!! Q: do you have any favorite genres? 3y
MolliesaurusRex @Chelleo mystery, true crime, thriller, suspense, nonfiction, fantasy... :) 3y
Chelleo Perfect! Thanks! 3y
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cocomass
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THANK YOU @Chelleo both for being an amazing #blitsyhistorymonth host AND for my amazing package!! 😍 I wish I‘d taken a picture of the fabulous wrapping before tearing it open. I love these books, and I love that you chose a few for me! My shirt‘s wonderful—clearly you picked up on my love of black poets. I‘m happy you patronized black owned businesses/museums on my behalf. And of course the Obamas 💕 And a mug for my tea ✊🏽 So thoughtful 😊

cocomass PS not pictured is my chocolate covered popcorn which I was literally eating while staging this photo 😂🍫🍿 (edited) 4y
Chelleo LOL! I was worried about the treats...you usually post such healthy snacks! The chocolate covered popcorn was the best option in a candy store that literally smells of pure sugar 🤣 And it took all the willpower I could muster to mail that blackish mug off to you! Glad you enjoyed your box! 4y
Chelleo Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the SW books. I hope you like them as much as I do. 4y
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cocomass @Chelleo the mug is an AMAZING FIND. Also I always have healthy snacks because I have no self control. The popcorn is gone. 😂 4y
Chelleo @cocomass Next time I stop by that place, I‘ll pick you up some more 😍 I agree, it was delicious...I taste tested it for the first time when I bought yours 4y
TrishB Lovely 💕 4y
Chelleo Hey friend! 3y
cocomass @Chelleo hey!!! I‘ve been prepping to start a PhD program and am super MIA. But I am happy, healthy, and excited to be full-time studying literacy and language education for Black students 😊 I should probably make a post about it so people don‘t think I‘ve died, but if you ever want to get ahold of me, you can shoot me an email. I‘d love to keep in touch (and pick your brain from time to time)! 💕 3y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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What a generous #blitsyhistorymonth box, @CSeydel !! Thank you so much....I LOVE the #coffeeMug!!

Thanks for doing this for us, @Chelleo

Chelleo That mug! 😍🤩 ❤️ Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 4y
riversong153 Wonderful! I loved The Fifth Season!! 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lovely! 📚💖 4y
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sweetpealsd
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Thank you @CaliforniaCay for a wonderful swap package! I love everything, especially the tote! Thank you @Chelleo for putting together this wonderful swap !#BlitsyHistoryMonth ! #BHM

Chelleo Those socks, though!!! 🤩😍♥️ Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 4y
riversong153 Obama socks! I love it!! 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wonderful! Love the Obama socks!! 4y
sweetpealsd They are nice, right?! @CaliforniaCay has wonderful taste! 4y
CaliforniaCay You are so very welcome! I had a lot of fun putting this together. Enjoy! 4y
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Emilymdxn
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#blackhistorymonth roundup - 14 books and halfway through one more, plus the three events I went to this month.

Proud of my wide reading this month spanning pre conquest Africa-2019 via Dumas and the Harlem Renaissance! I covered classics, contemporary, lit crit, anthropology, memoir, politics fantasy and read incredible books from 3 languages.

Here‘s to keeping this up and giving black history & writing the importance it deserves every month

TheKidUpstairs Great reading month! And your penmanship is lovely! 4y
lele1432 Wow, really great month!! 4y
Naj That's a great reading month! As someone who only managed to read two books this month, I'm really impressed. 4y
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Leslie2
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@Liatrek my #BlitsyHistoryMonth package arrived today!!!! Thank you!! I can't wait to open it tomorrow!! #BHM @Chelleo

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Wannabe_Quijote
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@CSeydel It came! A good pick-me-up while I‘m recovering from some surgery!

#blitsyhistorymonth @Chelleo #bookswap

CSeydel Yay! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! 4y
Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Sending healing vibes your way! 4y
mariaku21 Sending good vibes for a speedy recovery! 4y
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riversong153 Hope you‘re healing well! 4y
CSeydel According to the tracking info, the Etsy item I ordered was delivered to you today. It‘s part of your BHMSwap gift. It seemed more sensible to have it sent directly to you than ship it to myself first. I hope you don‘t mind :) 4y
Wannabe_Quijote @CSeydel It made it! Can‘t wait to see what‘s inside! 4y
CSeydel Oh good 🤗 hope you like it‘ 4y
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CSeydel
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Annoyed with myself that it took SO LONG to get my #BHMSwap goodies to the post office, but finally the box is en route to @Wannabe_Quijote ! Should arrive early next week. Also - expect a second (small) parcel shipping to you directly from Etsy seller TheTriniGee.

#BlitsyHistoryMonth

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🤩 4y
Wannabe_Quijote Thanks! Can‘t wait! 4y
wordzie 🙌 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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@MolliesaurusRex @Chelleo my #Blitsy package has arrived!

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾😍 4y
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CSeydel
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#BlitsyHistoryMonth #BHMSwap #blitsy

Thank you @Annl the package arrived today! Woot! Now ... to wait patiently ...

I plan to send mine out by Friday at the latest. Should easily arrive by 2/28! Thank you @Chelleo for organizing. I‘m excited!

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾♥️ 4y
Annl Glad it is there! I am counting down the days! 4y
riversong153 Wonderful! 4y
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Emilymdxn
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Progress check for my #blackhistorymonth reading. My minimum goal was to read 10 books by black authors which I hope I‘m on track to manage! I also want to get some more non fiction in there before the end of the month. I have a few more on my shelves I can read and include - trying to focus on reading books I own not buying more but I have some Maya Angelou and some Dubois I haven‘t read yet!

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kyraleseberg
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I love the doorway to story time at our local library decorated to celebrate Black History Month. So creative and beautiful!

DivineDiana It is! 4y
Erinreadsthebooks That is fantastic! 😍🙌🏼 4y
Patchshank Wow. That's amazing. ❤️ It looks great. Very original. 😍 4y
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gradcat That is so great! I love, love, love that ribbon hair!! It‘s perfect! 👌🏻 4y
readinginthedark 😍Gorgeous! 4y
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