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Posted | John David Anderson
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From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby's Last Day, comes a humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, and the failures of communication between kids.In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever.When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes--though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well. In the middle of this, a new girl named Rose arrives at school and sits at Frost's lunch table. Rose is not like anyone else at Branton Middle School, and it's clear that the close circle of friends Frost has made for himself won't easily hold another. As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.
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Eggs
Posted | John David Anderson
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When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, 4 friends come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes--though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well....

#schoolthemed #falltreasures @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 1y
Eggs ❤️💛❤️ 1y
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AbigailJaneBlog
Posted | John David Anderson
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Forgot to take a photo of my swap parcels when I sent them today, so here's a picture of a picture that's going under my tree!

#ElfSwap #JolabokaflodSwap
@Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon

Avanders 🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏽‍♀️🎄♥️🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏽‍♀️ 2y
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CarolynM
Posted | John David Anderson
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Oops! Nearly forgot to do this. My #LittleChristmasSwap and #JolabokaflodSwap parcels have been posted.

bookish_wookish Yay! 🎄🎁 2y
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ConfessionofaBookaholic
Posted | John David Anderson
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Calling all #UK Littens! I‘m looking for 3 more people to join me in the UK group “Y” in this round of #LMPBC . I loved it when I did it a couple years ago and I‘m looking for another round. I‘m open to branching out so I‘m down for any genre.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

Super excited to get readin‘ with y‘all!
@suvata

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MeganAnn
Posted | John David Anderson
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These two boxes are headed east to a couple of lovely littens! 📦➡️🍁👻🎃

🍁Mailed out my #cozyswap box and it should arrive on Monday @Chrissyreadit @ferskner @Avanders

👻Also mailed out my #hauntedhollowswap box and that one should arrive Tuesday. @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
ferskner I know these will be good! 2y
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Hufflepuffle
Posted | John David Anderson
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Second time lucky! Your #HauntedHollowSwap is officially on its way @CaroPi 🎃👻🧟‍♂️

It is in two parts due to weight restrictions and both require a signature.

@wanderinglynn

CaroPi So exited! 2y
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
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Hufflepuffle
Posted | John David Anderson
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My #HuantedHollowSwap parcel is on its way to the post office!! 🎃👻🧛🏻‍♀️🧟‍♂️

Hufflepuffle @wanderinglynn I take it back!! Post office want it in two separate parcels so I am having to take it home and repackage! Will try and get it out this afternoon or tomorrow 😬 2y
wanderinglynn No worries! You have plenty of time. 🎃🖤🧡☠️ Although that‘s a weird request. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
Hufflepuffle @wanderinglynn it was to do with weight restrictions which I had no idea about, it was just over the max. At least I have learned something new today!! 2y
wanderinglynn Yes, that is good to know. 👍🏻 2y
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MayJasper
Posted | John David Anderson
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Hello @Mrs_B 😊 the #litsylovefallswap is on its way to you via Hermes. It's much prettier on the inside of the box!
@rsteve388 and @bookgoil

rsteve388 Did you just use a Greek God to suggest that their package is in the mail. This is the best. 2y
Mrs_B @rsteve388 😂 I hate to burst your bubble but Hermes is a delivery company in the UK (like FedEx)! 2y
Mrs_B Thank you!!! I‘m excited already!!!! 2y
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rsteve388 ... why must you hurt me in this way??? @Mrs_B 2y
katy4peas 🤣🤣I was right there with you @rsteve388 ! 2y
MayJasper 😆😆😆 @rsteve388 I think I would prefer Mr. Darcy to deliver my parcels than Hermes. 2y
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Caroline2
Posted | John David Anderson
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Hey @kaysworld1 it‘s on it way! 😀 👻 🎃 🧙‍♀️ #hhs #hauntedhollowswop

kaysworld1 Are we allowed to tell people who were sending to? Don't worry I'll look out for it thank you 🥰❤️❤️❤️ 2y
wanderinglynn @kaysworld1 it‘s up to you if you want them to know when you mail the box. 2y
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
Caroline2 @wanderinglynn @kaysworld1 Opps. Sorry. 🤦‍♀️ 2y
kaysworld1 @Caroline2 It's ok I'm excited to receive it xx 2y
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Birdsong28
Posted | John David Anderson
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Posted your very belated birthday gift this evening. Let me know when it arrives. Hope you like it. @Cathythoughts 😘😘😘😘📚📖

Cathythoughts Ah Thankyou so much my friend ... ❤️❤️❤️ so nice of you ✨I‘ll let you know as soon as it arrives 😄 2y
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts Any sign of this parcel? 😘 📚 📖 2y
Cathythoughts Not yet .... but post is slow. I‘ll let you know as soon as it gets here XXX 😘 2y
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Mcbsid23
Posted | John David Anderson
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Pickpick

Such a solid grasp of the nuances, or lack thereof, of surviving middle school/life. Laughs, emotions and lessons.. great stuff!😋😊🤓🔥🤔😇😎👍

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Mcbsid23
Posted | John David Anderson
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Is it wrong that I am casting the movie version of this story with 7th graders from my classroom... and having a devilishly great time doing it?😎😇🔥🤔😋👍

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Mcbsid23
Posted | John David Anderson

Got this one on the strength of his last outing “Mrs Bixby‘s last Day”... good grasp of middle school voice so far with the comedy and emotion that made “Mrs Bixby so good.”

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Beachreader09
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ScientistSam
Posted | John David Anderson
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@daniwithtea's #postlit book came, @JulAnna! (Sorry I didn't post sooner but just got back from a work trip this evening.) Thanks for the chocolate and adorable bookmarks. You're always so thoughtful.

Sharing a picture of this moving book (yes, I already read it this evening!) since its next stop will be back home once I make it to the post office.

@CareBear

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ScientistSam
Posted | John David Anderson
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Next #postlit book on its way @daniwithtea! @CareBear

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
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ravenlee
Posted | John David Anderson
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more than I did, but maybe a book about middle school boys just isn‘t aimed at me. Bullying, the power of words, the fluctuations of friendships, a lot of things weigh in here. Too much of the “if only I‘d known then” type of withholding reveals for me. I just felt like this could have been better.

Fifth down for #JumpStart2020 @Lizpixie @Clwojick

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JulAnna
Posted | John David Anderson
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@ScientistSam
Next #postlit book on its way to you tomorrow!
@CareBear @daniwithtea

ScientistSam Thanks! 3y
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cosmicv1bes
Posted | John David Anderson
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Mehso-so

i found posted while reading websites with highly recommended books, and while i thought this was a pretty good book, it didn‘t fully hit the spot for me. something about the way posted was written felt...different to me. i did think the book was good though, with relatable characters and a pretty good plot. it was a tough decision whether for this to be a pick or a so-so read, but i have deemed it a so-so read because of how the book made me feel

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Nebklvr
Posted | John David Anderson
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Pickpick

Normally we celebrate the power of words. Their power to make us feel accepted. Their power to make us laugh. This story is about that other power. The power of words to make us feel alone, separate, different, unwanted and unworthy. This story shows us what happens when that power takes precedence. Sometimes the endings in life and literature are bittersweet.

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Kalalalatja
Posted | John David Anderson
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I sent my #JolabokaflodSwap package to a European Litten today, along with a little something-something for a few other Littens. So @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen and @erzascarletbookgasm be on the look out 👀

@MaleficentBookDragon are we supposed to keep our match secret, or can I tag the person in this post? 😊

BarbaraBB Exciting! Thank you!! 😘 3y
Cinfhen Awwww, thanks so much 😘 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Thank you very much! ❤️ 3y
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Bette
Posted | John David Anderson
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Pickpick

#SpinePoem

Wilder Girls rebutting the cheerleaders. 🤣
Sorry, it's late.

LoverOfLearning Fun. 😂 3y
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Bette
Posted | John David Anderson
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Pickpick

#SpinePoem

Just playing around 🤣😆😜

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ScientistSam
Posted | John David Anderson
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@JulAnna you spoiled me with this #postlit package! Thank you so very much for the book sleeve 💞

@CareBear

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JulAnna
Posted | John David Anderson
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Headed your way tomorrow!
@ScientistSam
#postlit

ScientistSam Great! 3y
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JulAnna
Posted | John David Anderson
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A new #postlit book arrived today!
@irre
@CareBear

ErikasMindfulShelf Nice to see that my book is still around! At least the second copy. 😂 @CareBear 3y
CareBear I loved it @irre 3y
JulAnna @irre @CareBear I am looking forward to reading it-I just finished An American Marriage a couple weeks ago 🤓 (edited) 3y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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I think this one came from @Wonderwoman89 for the #highfivesummerswap??

Wonderwoman89 Yes it did. There are three packages coming in total 3y
Wonderwoman89 Did all three packages come? I haven‘t seen any posts. 3y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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Just sent his out again @Amabear for the #readersgonnaread swap. This one should have been read before the one you are currently reading, so they are out of order. @silentrequiem @erinreads

Amabear Ok thanks! Got it! Not sure what happened in the mail that time. They returned a bunch of my stuff! We got it straightened out though. I‘ll make sure to send this one along first. 3y
Kappadeemom Ok, great! 3y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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#HFTSS is on its way 🌴☀️ @JoScho

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Ddzmini
Posted | John David Anderson
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#bookmarkswap
I mailed these out today will get to my swap partner on Monday. Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting this swap I really enjoyed this one 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼📖😋

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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Got the latest #readersgonnaread package this week! @WeeziesBooks

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ScientistSam
Posted | John David Anderson
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My #postlit book and notebook made it home after a year and a half! It was so much fun to read everyone's comments, regardless of whether or not the book was their cup of tea.

The incomparable @JulAnna added a couple of books for me too. Thank you so much, I can't wait to read them!

@CareBear

JulAnna Yay! Glad it made it back to you safely! Hope you enjoy the books ! 😊 3y
CareBear How sweet, @JulAnna ! 3y
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Chrys
Posted | John David Anderson

@jillannjohn I forgot to post on Friday I shipped your #sfmbc package. It should be arriving tomorrow.
@Avanders

jillannjohn Thanks! 3y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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RebelReader
Posted | John David Anderson
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I found this empty envelope in my mailbox yesterday. Please tell me this was just my book and journal and not someone else‘s!😩

trazo Oh no! It was empty??? 😞 yes I shipped your book and notebook only. I am sorry 😭 3y
CareBear Oh no! 💔 3y
RebelReader @trazo No worries. I was just glad it wasn‘t someone else‘s. I think the package came open and it just fell out somewhere! 3y
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Hooked_on_books Oh no! I can‘t believe that would just deliver it to you empty without saying anything. 🙄 3y
CouronneDhiver 😐 not cool 3y
trazo Oh no! I am still sorry. 😞 That is such a bummer. I don‘t understand how they could just deliver it this way. I wonder if you‘ll get it later once they come across it🤞🏽 3y
RebelReader @trazo It‘s so not your fault so don‘t fret about it. If it shows up I‘ll let you know. My mailman is usually so good, but I was not home when it was delivered. 3y
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JulAnna
Posted | John David Anderson
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On its way home to you, @ScientistSam ! 😊
#postlit
@CareBear

ScientistSam Thanks, hope you enjoyed it! 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf This was one of my absolute favorites of #postlit @ScientistSam 3y
ScientistSam @irre so glad you liked it! 3y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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Hey @irre I received this #postlit this week. I have already read this and it is a favorite so I‘ll pass it on along ❤️

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ErikasMindfulShelf
Posted | John David Anderson

The next book is on its way to you @Kappadeemom
I‘m not getting a book this month so it will be a while until you get a book again.

Kappadeemom Okie dokie! 3y
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JulAnna
Posted | John David Anderson
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Arrived yesterday! I am looking forward to reading this one, I have heard good things! 😊 This is the last stop for the book before heading home!
@CareBear @ScientistSam
#postlit

ScientistSam I hope you enjoy it! 3y
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CareBear
Posted | John David Anderson
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Julie, your package is on its way and Cayla your notebook for my book is on its way too! #postlit

JulAnna Great! I will watch for it, thanks! 3y
JulAnna @ScientistSam I don‘t have a book to send to you this month. 3y
CareBear @JulAnna @ScientistSam this book was Samantha‘s pick so people should be getting their own books back within the next two rounds or so! (edited) 3y
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ScientistSam Thanks @CareBear @JulAnna. @daniwithtea I guess this means our rotations are done as I don't have a book for you this month. Did you get your book back? 3y
daniwithtea @ScientistSam I did not, but I know it was one of the ones that got lost, but I‘m not sure if it was replaced or not. @CareBear do you know? (It may be on its way to me now) 3y
CareBear @ScientistSam @daniwithtea @CaliforniaCay has your book! It still has a bit more of a journey to go on! (From Cayla to Anna to me and then Julie to Samantha). It did get backed up because it was replaced (edited) 3y
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CareBear
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Anna, I got your #postlit package! It‘s your pick Samantha; I‘m so excited to read this one!

ScientistSam Hope you enjoy it! 4y
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trazo
Posted | John David Anderson
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Hi @RebelReader next #PostLit pick coming your way. Sorry for the delayed shipment. My husband and I just got back from vacation. Hope you enjoy it. 😊

Lynnsoprano I love your travel journal! 4y
RebelReader I‘ll be on the lookout! 😃 4y
trazo Hi @RebelReader hope all is well. I am wondering if you received the next book yet? 4y
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RebelReader @trazo I haven‘t received it yet! 4y
trazo @RebelReader I will check the tracking number as soon as I get home and let you know. 4y
trazo Hi @RebelReader I left my receipt with the tracking number in my brothers car with a shopping bag. I am going to get that back Wednesday. I‘ll update you then unless you receive the package the. Please let me know. 3y
RebelReader I‘ll let you know if it shows up @trazo 3y
trazo @RebelReader the book should have already been delivered to you. 3y
RebelReader @trazo Unfortunately I have not seen it. I sent everything I had to Sabrina and haven‘t received anything since. 3y
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CindyRene
Posted | John David Anderson
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Mid-month #MayScavengerHunt check-in ☑️☑️☑️
@TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage You're doing great sweetie!!! Keep up the good work! I know you can do this! 4y
mrsmarch This prompted me to look up authors who share my birthday. I knew about Elton John and Gene Kelly, but they aren‘t authors. I got Flannery O‘Connor, Kate DiCamillo, and Toni Cade Bambara. 4y
CindyRene @TheReadingMermaid thank you! You are so encouraging ❣️ 4y
CindyRene @mrsmarch now I'm curious. Gotta do some research and see who I share a bday with 🤔 4y
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CindyRene
Posted | John David Anderson
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Still working on my #bookishbingo

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CindyRene
Posted | John David Anderson
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Pickpick

This was a fun read pulling me back into the hallways of school again. ☺️🤓
#BOOKED2019 social media focus
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Sometimes these stories work and it is fun to be 16 again 😜other times, not so much!! 4y
CindyRene @Cinfhen absolutely! ☺️ 4y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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My #Summersantagoespostal is in the mail today! @BookishMarginalia 🐬🌷☀️🏝

BookishMarginalia Yey! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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Received my #LMPBC from @Carolyn11215 and Chance the cat has enjoyed sniffing. Thank you for the bookmark and fudge!
@minkyb @kstadt929
@suvata

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 4y
minkyb What a sweetie! 4y
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Kappadeemom
Posted | John David Anderson
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Received my #LMPBC from @Carolyn11215 and Chance the cat has enjoyed sniffing. Thank you for the bookmark and fudge!
@minkyb @kstadt929
@suvata