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The First 40 Years of the Book-of-the-Month Club
The First 40 Years of the Book-of-the-Month Club: A List of the Selections for the Years 1926 to 1966... | Book-of-the-Month Club
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JeansBookshelf
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Any US members thinking about signing up for the Book of the Month subscription? My link will get you a free book when you sign up 😊

https://www.mybotm.com/gn1svs1hjsw

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TheSpineView
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Here is my June selections for #BOTM. Before you ask, I did already read Recursion but it was a digital copy and I loved it so much I wanted the physical book.

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TheSpineView
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I choose my May BOTM. I like historical fiction but I am not sure on this one. Maybe I'll just add this one to my LFL.

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TheSpineView
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I finally had time this evening to choose my BOTM. Traveling for business sure digs into my free time! Hopefully I will have 2 full hours to read tonight.

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TheSpineView
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Only 1 book this month for me. This time I was not excited about any of the other selections. I have mountains of TBR books... so if I am not excited about I allow myself to pass. Note to self: It is OK not to buy every book! 🤣

Severnmeadows Love that last sentence! 5mo
TheSpineView @Severnmeadows I have to keep reminding myself!🤣 5mo
kellyann28 I passed on this month! I didn't feel a strong pull to any of these so hoping for better picks next month and maybe I can get two! 5mo
TheSpineView @kellyann28 Good plan! 5mo
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Kimberlone
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I will never understand why it takes a week to get from Seattle to Anchorage, but my #BOTM finally has arrived!

wordzie 🙌 5mo
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TheSpineView
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#BOTM February selections are here. I have some credits I have not used so I picked two books this month. I am excited about Early Riser and I think I will put The Age of Light in my LFL box since I seem to be one of the few stocking it. ❤📚

What did you pick for February?

kellyann28 I picked A Woman is No Man and then got Gilded Wolves as an add on 😄 6mo
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lauren.lerner
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February #BOTM selections are up, y‘all! 📚📦🙌🏻

tysephine 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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Lissa00
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Are these February spoilers already? #botm

Lcsmcat Before I read your text, I thought the photo was of a poem and I was struggling to make sense of it. 😂 6mo
felinesandfiction Yes. They've been up since December for some reason. Probably a glitch. 6mo
Lissa00 @felinesandfiction Ahh! That‘s weird, but gives us more time to research! 6mo
felinesandfiction @Lissa00 definitely! And hoping that means March spoilers will make an early appearance. 6mo
allthingskayla It glitched last month and showed these for Feb. I‘m going to get The Winter Sister and Early Riser. 😊 6mo
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TheSpineView
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I just made my choice for January. Nothing really caught my eye. Therefore, I think I will put this one in my LFL. ❤😊

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Kimberlone
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Decided to skip January. None of the books really stood out to me from the blurbs. Sometimes I like to wait and see the Litsy reactions to the month‘s picks and then choose as an add on for a later month. One of my New Years #readingresolutions is going to be to catch up on my previous picks I haven‘t gotten to yet. I think I have a good 6-7 #BOTM on my bookshelf I need to read still!

8little_paws I'm the opposite this month, I got 3 and am eyeing a 4th ! 7mo
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8little_paws

Anyone else antsy for botm spoilers? Lol. #botm

carriepaige Yes!! 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 7mo
felinesandfiction I've been checking periodically throughout the day. I would be surprised if they don't show up in the next day or two. 7mo
carriepaige @felinesandfiction thank you!! Your spoiler day is one of my favorite days of the month 😆 7mo
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felinesandfiction @carriepaige 😂😂😂😂 7mo
KatieDid927 I was thinking about them today too haha 7mo
Lissa00 Yes! I feel like it‘s about time😄 7mo
8little_paws @carriepaige @Lissa00 @KatieDid927 @felinesandfiction it's not like I don't have 4 other botm sitting on my nightstand right now waiting for me to read them 7mo
carriepaige @8little_paws 🤣🤣🤣 but but but new books!!! 😆 7mo
allthingskayla I woke up this morning sick and decided to see if there was any spoilers. Hopefully we get some soon! 7mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Like some others I got the emails too.

Cinfhen Same 8mo
KatieDid927 I mean, can I get a free add-on for the whoopsies? 😉 8mo
AmyG I got the whoops email. 8mo
OrangeMooseReads @KatieDid927 that only seems fair 😁 8mo
Lovesbooks87 I got one too! 8mo
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TheSpineView
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Me #BOTM order is processing. Has anyone read any of these? I have a bunch of credits and thought I would use them for book to restock my #LFL. 📚

Reviewsbylola I LOVED The Great Alone!! 8mo
TheSpineView @Reviewsbylola Thanks! I am trying to decide which book to keep and that helps.😊 8mo
YouReadMyEyes Yes, The Great Alone 💛💛 8mo
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SilversReviews I have not read them. Enjoy!! 8mo
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Mowen036
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I let my husband pick my box this month for fun! So the add on is his. 🤣

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Mowen036
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So much goodness I couldn‘t just choose one! Ugh...I really need to slim down my tbr before these get here!

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alisonrose

#BOTM September selections are up! Already chose mine but wanted to wait a bit to post them so I don‘t spoil it for anyone 😜 But there were THREE books I‘ve had on my TBR so that‘s great!

KateFulfordAuthor @alisonrose If you‘re in the mood for a sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut for your October TBR? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 11mo
alisonrose @KateFulfordAuthor This is a weird thing to do. 11mo
KateFulfordAuthor @alisonrose Sorry to hear you feel this way. 11mo
alisonrose @KateFulfordAuthor It‘s just kind of spammy to drop into the comments on an unrelated post to push your own book. I‘m not sure why you think this would make me want to read it. 11mo
KateFulfordAuthor @alisonrose I apologise. Sorry to have bothered you. (edited) 11mo
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lauren.lerner
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Anyone else feel underwhelmed by the August selections? #BOTM

vivastory I cancelled my subscription a couple of months ago and I don't regret it 12mo
4thhouseontheleft 🤚🤚🤚 12mo
mklong Same as @vivastory 12mo
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MicheleinPhilly 🙋🏻‍♀️ 12mo
lauren.lerner I‘m glad I‘m not alone, @MicheleinPhilly & @4thhouseontheleft. 11mo
lauren.lerner I‘m considering cancelling after my next book, @vivastory & @mklong. I do enjoy the service a lot but my #TBR is out of control as it is. 11mo
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Valeka
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Third month in a row that I‘ve skipped. I haven‘t felt that spark for any of the titles. Boo.

Cinfhen I skipped too 12mo
Valeka @Cinfhen Seems like a lot of us have been skipping! The stories just haven‘t grabbed me. Hoping for better next month! 12mo
Cinfhen Same!!!!🤞🏼🤞🏼 12mo
lauren.lerner Me too 12mo
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TheSpineView
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@bookandcat #botmbacklog

I know I can never read my whole backlog in one month. If I can read just two from the backlog and my selection(s) for August I will be very happy. I guess time will tell on how well I do with this challenge. Game on!📚

bookandcat So glad you're joining in! No need to get through them all in a month, but the goal is to whittle down the tbr pile if we can! 😸 12mo
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Valeka
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Nothing grabbed me this month so it‘s a skip for me! I don‘t like skipping but I have plenty of books to keep me busy this month. 📚📖 #BOTM

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me either!!! 14mo
Valeka I‘m in good company @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks!! 😊❤️ 14mo
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keys_on_fire
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I‘ve seen a lot of folks are using The Book of the Month ordering service. I‘ve resisted so far, but am again intrigued after seeing recent posts. Help me decide!! 🤪😂

DGRachel Honestly the only reason I‘m still a member is that canceling is a pain in the butt. They force you to call to cancel and I HATE talking to anyone on the phone. If I could cancel online, I would. 1y
asiriusreader I cancelled in January when my subscription ran out. Trying to save money and they keep raising prices! 1y
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Mowen036
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It‘s that time of the month again!

BookBridget Expecting my box soon.📓📑 1y
Jbakesmcgee3 Those are the two I got too! 1y
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NCNY
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#botm spoilers from the discussion page.

Jess7 Where is this posted? Is it just the one book that‘s a spoiler or did you find more? 1y
NCNY It's the bottom five. I put the arrow there to show where the new ones start. Sharp Objects was from last month. @jess7 (edited) 1y
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irre Nice! I was hoping for the new Meg Wolitzer book though. I‘m off to research!! 1y
swishandflick @jess7 @NCNY Ha!! You beat me, I saw this just updated too and was putting a graphic together 😄 1y
Reviewsbylola Damn, nice work!! I checked a couple of hours ago and this definitely weren‘t there!! 1y
Reviewsbylola Thanks so much for the tags!! @jess7 1y
Megabooks Great job @NCNY 🕵️‍♀️ Thanks for the tag @Reviewsbylola 😘 None are on my radar, so I‘ll have to do some research! 1y
Cinfhen I was waiting for this❣️❣️❣️❣️thanks for the tag @Reviewsbylola and great sleuthing @NCNY I have an ARC for 1y
Cinfhen I started it last week, it‘s good but there are no chapters....which is annoying because it seems to NEVER END😜 1y
nosferatoos Ugh I was so hoping for the new Meg Wolitzer 🙄 the only one of these that immediately jumps out to be is The Oracle Year. Good on Charles Soule, I love his comics work. Unfortunately I already have that one on order from work. 1y
Reviewsbylola The no chapter thing is so annoying. @Cinfhen 1y
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Valeka
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Decisions, decisions!! I can‘t decide which one (or two) to get!! Has anyone made their choices yet? #BOTM

Reviewsbylola I made my decision days ago. 😂😂 I have a serious problem. I got NTICT, Other People‘s Houses, and Rainbirds. 1y
allthingskayla I took 3 hours deciding on what I wanted. I have a yearly sub, so I don‘t like wasting credits on the extras. So, I ended up making another account to get a promo so I could get two books. 😳 I ended up choosing Not That I Could Tell, The Astonishing Color of After, and Other People‘s Houses. 1y
Valeka @Reviewsbylola You made me 🤣!! I think most of us have a similar ‘problem‘! I think I‘m going with Other People‘s Houses and Rainbirds. Whew!! That was a tough one! 1y
Valeka @allthingskayla OOOOOhhh I like your idea of the extra account! I may have to give that a whirl! #smartcookie 1y
allthingskayla @Valeka haha thanks. 😂 My impulsiveness got the best of me. 😂😂😂 1y
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MelanieMefford

Does anyone know why Book of the Month hasn‘t been including any nonfiction lately?

OrangeMooseReads I hadn‘t noticed that until someone else pointed it out as well. They haven‘t had any since October at least or it seems like it‘s been that long if not longer. 1y
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Lissa00
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So I rejoined #Botm with the month to month option which really works for me...BUT I skipped this month😂.

Jess7 Totally get it! #Bringthejudgesback #BOTM 1y
8little_paws @Jess7 maybe you saw this on Instagram but Liberty made a post insinuating she's returning. So maybe the lack of judges is just a blip as they get someone new settled in as leadership there? 1y
BookwormM Can someone explain how BOTM works is it a subscription service 1y
Lissa00 @BookwormM it is a subscription and there are five books to choose from each month. I like that you can skip months and that it is cheaper than a new hardback most other places. 1y
BookwormM What a shame it is only available to US residents it looked fun 1y
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allthingskayla
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Did anyone see the blog that BOTM put out today on why they got rid of the judges? I‘m thinking this is not entirely true because a ton of people on Instagram and Litsy are upset over the judges and book previews being taken away. Thoughts?
#botm #bookofthemonth

Jess7 I don‘t see any option to comment on the blog. This is terrible! 1y
allthingskayla @Jess7 on Instagram they told a person to go read the blog. Then, a bunch of people jumped on BOTM saying that is not a reason or even tells us why the judges are gone. Also, they have not even addressed why the got rid of the discussion board. I think BOTM most likely made this decision without asking members and members are upset from what I can see...:/ 1y
Jess7 I think we should all comment on their latest photo on Instagram and let them know we‘re upset. There is power in numbers! #bringthejudgesback 1y
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Jess7 My handle on instagram is booklover7733 I‘ve been commenting on there but I think we all should! 1y
allthingskayla @Jess7 my handle is @allthingskayla on Instagram. And I made a post already. I will just go hashtag it. 1y
felinesandfiction I commented as well. Responding to existing comments but also making my own. I wonder if Book of the Month will listen or just cut it's losses and move forward. My Instagram is @tails.and.tomes 1y
swishandflick And this doesn't even explain anything but the new features, NOT why they've removed anything else! I'm so fired up! (edited) 1y
allthingskayla @swishandflick I agree. It just explains that members asked for new ways to find books. Doesn‘t explain why the discussion boards are gone and why there is no judge picks. It is a small blog with no explanation. 1y
allthingskayla @felinesandfiction I think it would be better to listen to the customer. But, then again where they are advertising and doing a month free promo every month, they will get new subscribers as well. So, it could swing either way. 1y
catiewithac @swishandflick Is anyone interested in a boycott next month?! 1y
Graciouswarriorprincess I commented on their IG accounts. #bringthejudgesback 1y
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LazyLibrary
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Christmas came early!!! Poor Gram is 88, she double ordered. So she said I can keep it as my birthday gift. Which means...my birthday came early too... not as excited about that... #botm #Christmas #gramsthebest #illbe34 #Februarybaby

emilyhaldi Awwww how sweet!! 💖 2y
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JackOBotts
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December #botm selections are up!! I feel like this is earlier than usual, no?! What will you choose?

Reviewsbylola It‘s definitely early! Last month was past 9 PM. 2y
AmyG I am leaning towards The Chalk Man. 2y
Megabooks Great choices! 2y
JackOBotts Thanks, @Booksandcooks - I‘m hoping to get Eleanor Oliphant from a friend/library, but went with Chalk Man and English Wife...we shall see, we shall see. 2y
Megabooks Definitely try Eleanor. 👍🏻 I got both you mentioned. I‘m a little worried about English. We‘ll see!! 2y
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Cinfhen
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Here's just a few #BOTM books which are my favorite #BooksFromBoxes #TuneIntoNovember @Robothugs

BarbaraBB Great stack! 2y
Lyn-Mara Wonderful choices! Really want to add Seven Husbands as my extra book next month! 2y
TrishB Great stack 👍❤ 2y
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kamoorephoto What I should‘ve got was 2y
Kalalalatja Beautiful pic and stack 👏👏 2y
erzascarletbookgasm So many good titles! 2y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 2y
tammysue So many great books there! 👍🏻 2y
emilyhaldi I'm going to have to agree with you on this one! 2y
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JackOBotts
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Wow! #BOTM has stepped up...this is the fastest my selections have arrived. So excited. 🤗

Texreader 👌 2y
OrangeMooseReads 😯👍🏼 2y
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AnansiGirl
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A lapsed #botm member (I haven‘t been one since the late 1990s), this happened tonight.

Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola Welcome back!! I bet a lot has changed! 2y
AnansiGirl @Booksandcooks can‘t wait for my first box to arrive in the mail! 📦🎉🎊🎉 2y
AnansiGirl @Reviewsbylola yes it has! Seeing littens post their book mail what got me interested in trying botm again. 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Yay!!! My prize from the #24in48readathon came! 3 more months of books (this does not count against my book buying ban since it is a prize)😊

mellisarock Right! I won 3 month of BOTM & $50 bookoutlet - and I thought same: this doesn't count! 2y
UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 2y
Megabooks Woo boo! 🎉🎉 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 2y
DebinHawaii Congrats!! 🎉📚🎉 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Anyone else get excited about the "confetti" when they finalize their BOTM?

Rachel.Rencher I doooo! 🎉 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto 🙋🏻 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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#botm 🤣

hermyknee How do you get the random goodies? I've seen so many of these in posts! 2y
LauraJ No, that's not tacky at all. 2y
britt_brooke I cancelled my BOTM, but I was sure to snag this beforehand! 😆👏🏻 2y
LisaJo @hermyknee if you click add extra books and scroll all the way down to the bottom there's a section that says reader swag. That's where you can find some of the free items like the luggage tag and the coloring book. Or the wine Cousy for a dollar. This time I think they also have socks for $10 and a book bag for $10. (edited) 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @LauraJ nope. Very classy. 🤣 2y
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Cinfhen
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Day 8 #JuneTunz Today's song and band is totally new to me and it's courtesy of @Purrfectpages 💞🎵Gotta admit I was feeling a little stumped but then I realized since joining Litsy I've found so many likeminded people and we've all bonded over our sheer love and obsession of books (and tatertots)📚 It's a bit like #joiningafanclub especially when it comes to #BOTM!!! Good luck today 🍀💚

https://youtu.be/rZrtww0p0FI

TrishB Good pick 👍 I may not get to today's now as forget to take any pictures this morning and travelling straight from work and away overnight! I will catch up though 😀 2y
Cinfhen Have a good day😁safe travels!!! 2y
Purrfectpages @Cinfhen yay! They're one of my all time favorite bands. Broke up too soon:( 2y
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Cinfhen They were completely new to me @Purrfectpages but the song is oddly catchy ~ major #earworm 🐛 2y
Purrfectpages @Cinfhen can't wait to dive in to this tag later! 2y
Reviewsbylola ESPECIALLY with BOTM, you are so right. 😂 2y
emilyhaldi Yes! I immediately thought of botm too as you will see from my post 🤗 2y
emilyhaldi Just FYI, it also occurred to me that @Reviewsbylola might fit this prompt with her own litsy fanclub 🤷🏻‍♀️ #teamsteph 2y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂😂 you're inflating my ego. @emilyhaldi 2y
Cinfhen I'm #TeamDargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @Meredith3 and even @AnnieD (although I'm not sure I've seen a post yet 🤔) 2y
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