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Friends Are a Blessing
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Emilie and Donna share stories that reveal how friendships can blossom even amid busy schedules. Encouraging women to reassure kindred spirits, this gentle celebration of friends delights the eye as well as the heart.
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It‘s Mongolian Grill time with some colleagues! Ohh yeah! 😋😋😋

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Went to the landlords‘ for #LaborDay dinner!! It was delightful, and there was a lot of Greek food 😁! A colleague from the library was there too, so we all wound up talking about the library quite a bit, lol. Good times!!! Hope you had a great holiday too!!! 🤗🤗🤗

wordslinger42 Greek food is the best! My family is Greek, so we always do Greek feasts for holidays and get-togethers! 3w
TheSpineView Looks yummy! 3w
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It‘s a wee bit hoooot outside! So, we just got done in Book Culture and taking a cab down to the Amazon Bookstore at Columbus Circle. 20 blocks along Central Park on a sunny day is normally wonderful, bit not when it‘s 100 degrees (37 Celsius, since the aMAAAZing @RaimeyGallant is Canadian) 🥵! 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻

#LitsyPhotoOp #NYC

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!!!!! 📚🎉🎉📚 2mo
TheSpineView I have not been to an Anazon bookstore 2mo
julesG Enjoy! 2mo
Cathythoughts Great pic 2mo
RaimeyGallant @TheSpineView First time for me! 2mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It‘s bright out, sorry, lol. Not #BookNBrunch, but why would two Littens meeting for the first time read when we have SO much to talk about?! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@RaimeyGallant Edition! Accompaniment this boiling morning: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and orange juice! MMMmmmm 😋! Happy eats!!! Best eggs and bacon I‘ve EVER had. Hit up Good Enough To Eat! 😎👌🏻👌🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😋 yum!!!! 2mo
julesG Where's @RaimeyGallant in this post? You might be fooling us and just having breakfast alone. 😜 2mo
RaimeyGallant It was amazing. Thank you for finding a place with organic meat for me! @julesG We were laughing about your comment. :) @MicheleinPhilly OMG, the heat! 2mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I have to say how incredibly blessed I am, and how much more enriched my life is, becoming a part of our terrific #LitsyFamily! I was lost in the wilderness with my bookish passion before joining here. Some ridicule, a lot of joking around about it, and something akin to “am I the only one” loneliness. There were a few folks, but nothing like what is found here. I hope to be on more often.

You. Are. The. Best!

I appreciate you.

Thank you! 🤗

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
imabusybee 💜 3mo
CouronneDhiver 😘😘 3mo
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BethM Congrats! Litsy is the best! I‘ve never felt more connected! 3mo
catebutler 🎉🎉 3mo
SW-T 😊😊😊😊 3mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉🙌🏽📚 3mo
Leftcoastzen Love your posts and your passion for books! 3mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsy anniversary 🎉🎊🍾📖😋 3mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎂🎊 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 3mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚 2mo
Avanders Happy litsyversary! 🥳🥳 2mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Went out for dinner with some colleagues tonight! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I have the best co-workers! ☺️ We wound up chatting for over 2 hours!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #LitsyPhotoOp #LitsyFamily

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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And this one‘s leaving us too 🙈😩. This young woman is Madyson. She just graduated high school and is heading to Ohio for art college. We had a going-away party for her this afternoon. She is AWEsome! I‘m gonna miss Maddy, but she‘s going on to bigger and better things. 😌

#LitsyLovesLibraries

Cathythoughts Lovely post 3mo
Gissy Congratulations to her! 3mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I posted when this young gentleman left the library for the navy. He came back for a visit while on leave 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Colin‘s a top-tier guy, and I‘m glad I can call him a friend. His service has taken him to some cool places. I guess it‘s alright he doesn‘t work at the library. 😆

#LitsyLovesLibraries

TheSpineView 😊😊 3mo
Gissy Proud to have persons like him serving the country! 3mo
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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This is Natalie. She‘s a member of my library‘s book club, and she just turned 95!!! God bless her! I helped her find a couple books for our July meeting, which is an Oceans theme—any books somehow involving the ocean. So she got a couple books set on the coast. 👍🏻👍🏻

#LitsyLovesLibraries

TheSpineView 😍 3mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m glad you have such wonderful patrons, gives me hope to see a 95 year old reading and enjoying life!One of the Scottsdale branches here in Az. has a 94 year old volunteer in the book sale room. 3mo
Gissy Wow! She looks amazing! I need those vitamins and beauty products! 👍 3mo
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I don‘t know what I said, but I‘m glad it made her laugh 😇. Hey everyone, this is my colleague Denise, and she‘s a Litten now 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! She is @DAB on here. Denise and I run our library branch in the county correctional facility, and she‘s a wonderful colleague and friend to have! Please say hi, #LitsyFamily! ☺️🤗

#LitsyLovesLibraries #LitsyPhotoOp

Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy, @DAB ! And thanks for the tag, @MrBook ! 4mo
Reecaspieces Hey lady!! @MrBook gets me in trouble! So beware! 4mo
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guinsgirlreads Hi @DAB ! 👋🏻 Welcome!! Thank you, as always, @MrBook !! 🙏🏻 4mo
Kaylamburson Hi @DAB !!! Welcome to Litsy and so glad you've joined us!!! 4mo
Marilyncjackson Yay! Welcome to Litsy 4mo
Leftcoastzen 👋Hi @DAB welcome to Litsy! 4mo
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy @DAB ! 4mo
Maggie_Reads Hi @DAB !!! 👋🏻 4mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 4mo
megzlynn Welcome to Litsy! It‘s such a great place 4mo
Jas16 Welcome @DAB 4mo
DivineDiana Glad you are joining us @DAB ! 4mo
Librariana @DAB - So very happy to have you here, Denise! 😊 Welcome to Litsy 💜📚 4mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy @DAB 😊 4mo
cobwebmoth Hi @DAB 🤗 4mo
Lola Welcome @DAB 4mo
EH2018 Hello @dab and welcome!! 4mo
SaturnDoo Hey!!! Welcome to Litsy @DAB 🤗🤗🎉🎉🎉🥂 Have fun and happy reading 😊 4mo
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family @DAB ! 4mo
Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @DAB 🎊🎉📚📖 4mo
Rissreads Hello and welcome 💙 4mo
ScientistSam Welcome @DAB! Enjoy this great community😀 4mo
TheSpineView Welcome @DAB So glad you could join us! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy @DAB 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Avanders Welcome @DAB !!! 4mo
annahenke Welcome friend! 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 @DAB 3mo
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner, but I am enjoying dinner with a few colleagues, so this counts as a bookish meal 😁! Accompaniment this warm and sunny evening: brisket burnt ends with bbq sauce, mac ‘n cheese with crumble, buttered-up cornbread, grilled brussel sprouts with almonds and raisins, and Vanilla Coke! MMMMMmmmm 😋! Who wants to join me for some deeelicious bbq?! 😎👌🏻

LauraJ It's only 3:30 here...but now I'm starving. 4mo
stacybmartin My brother-in-law is smoking a brisket for our family get-together tomorrow! 🤤 He‘s from Texas so he knows how to do BBQ. 🤠🤣 4mo
rretzler Yummm! This gives me a great idea for take-out tonight. 4mo
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VanChocStrawberry Whoa. That looks ah-maz-ing! 4mo
guinsgirlreads BBQ 😍😍😍😍! 4mo
Emilymdxn American barbecue makes me wanna cross an ocean to get it! 4mo
Aims42 Yummmmmmm 🤤 4mo
TheReadingMermaid Hey sweetie I just sent you an email. Let me know what you think 😁 4mo
kspenmoll Sounds, looks delish! Thai food here tonight❤️ 4mo
Sharpeipup This Texas Girl is always up for BBQ! 4mo
Kimberlone That brisket 🤤 4mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Meeting the absolutely spectacular @ScientistSam for some tea at a great little #NYC cafe that has BOOKS! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Love our #LitsyFamily!

AmyG Have fun! Say Hi! 4mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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WOOHOO!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Our terrific and stellar @HardcoverHearts has her own #BookTube channel up and running! 😎👍🏻👍🏻

Here‘s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGNpG_pEmpa3rmQ4obUhh4Q

Don‘t forget about the peerless @shawnmooney and his incredible BookTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFFuV_loS97oL-UTCazcXA

Love our #LitsyFamily! 🤗🤗🤗

HardcoverHearts You are a kind and generous soul, @MrBook !! You are like the Mayor of Litsy! 5mo
MrBook @HardcoverHearts You are doing an incredible job! 🤗🤗🤗 5mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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My #BookNDinner didn‘t turn out to be one 😆. One of my colleagues and her husband bumped into me and offered to treat me to dinner to cheer me up ☺️🙈! I love my library colleagues, they‘re like extended family. 😁

So, they took me to Red Lobster and I got the petite ultimate feast: fried shrimp, shrimp scampi, lobster tail, crab legs, mashed taters, and unsweetened iced tea.

MMMmmm 😋! Happy eats! 😎👌🏻

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
TheSpineView Looks yummy! 5mo
Texreader Hope everything is ok! 5mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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When we finished up at the correctional facility branch this afternoon, my colleague treated me to lunch. I had a BLT, nothing noteworthy there, lol.

THIS is what she had 😳😱😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻: a waffle with strawberry ice cream and whipped cream on top.

Librarians can be dynamic, folks. 😎👍🏻👍🏻

#LitsyLovesLibraries

hermyknee Omg that looks so good - where did you go that serves waffles and ice cream?! I need to go there. 6mo
sammisho My mom makes waffles and ice cream for my kids breakfast whenever they sleep over! It is delicious! 6mo
Clwojick BLTs are my FAVOURITE!!! My go to breakfast is a BLT bagel 🤤🤤🤤🤤 6mo
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MrBook @hermyknee A diner on the way back to home base 😎. @sammisho It‘s not a combo that computes for me 🙈, lol! @Clwojick I like the way you eat 😎🙌🏻! For something like a whole year, my lunch sandwiches only alternated between BLTs and grilled cheese. 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️ I‘ve come to find out that they‘re two of the healthier sandwiches to eat. 😁🙌🏻 6mo
Clwojick Okay, so I‘m pretty sure we like similar food because of our mutual love of tots. So I HAVE to suggest that you try a pulled pork grilled cheese. It‘s one of my absolute favourites. With the hubby out of town for work for 2 weeks out of every month, I tend to freezer prep. I‘ll make a big batch of pulled pork, then freeze it in small batches. Defrost in microwave and add to a grilled cheese, and you will die. 🤤 6mo
MrBook @Clwojick 😱😱😱🤤🤤🤤🤤 6mo
Dragon That waffle looks yummy! 🌸 6mo
TheSpineView I love BLTs especially for breakfast! 6mo
Branwen Omggggg! So yummy looking! 6mo
MrBook @TheSpineView 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner since @BookBabe and I ate with @leeloo13 tonight 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! #Thai Edition! Accompaniment was Pad Thai with chicken, peanut sauce on the side, and Thai iced tea. MMMMMmmm 😋!

MicheleinPhilly Dude, the Thai restaurant is like your Cheers. I imagine people yelling Jason! (Norm!) when you walk in. 😉 6mo
MrBook @MicheleinPhilly 😂🤣👏🏻🙌🏻🍻They DO know us! It‘s “So the regular?” now. 😎 (edited) 6mo
Chinadoll 👀 6mo
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNAppetizer tonight since @BookBabe and I had dinner with @leeloo13 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! #Thai Edition! Tonight‘s appetizer is the Crying Tiger: beef and salad with some kind of fantastic sauce 😆. MMMMMmmm 😋!

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I had a reunion of sorts with one of my teachers after not seeing each other for 20 years! It was glorious! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 He‘s one of my most well-read friends from my past; he teaches mathematics, chemistry, physics, and coaches various sports, so it‘s drier material, but I‘ll take it! 😎👍🏻👍🏻 @BookBabe took some great photos. 😍

GrilledCheeseSamurai I thought that was George RR Martin at first! 😅 7mo
MrBook @GrilledCheeseSamurai HAH! Love it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 7mo
Vinjii I read this several times and looked at it for like five minutes also thinking it‘s Martin 😂😂 7mo
Bklover @GrilledCheeseSamurai I did too!😁 7mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner tonight. We did eat out with @leeloo13 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! #MongolianGrill, MMMmmmm 😋! When do @BookBabe and I get to eat with YOU?! #LitsyFamily

Lcsmcat Well y‘all came to NC and didn‘t stop here for Barbecue, so what will get you back down here? 7mo
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BookBabe
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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(Non) #BookNDinner Part Deux! The special tonight was their Reuben, and boy, was it ever “special”! Definitely the best Reuben I‘ve ever had. Plus house-made chips and Merlot. Yum!! 😋

Cinfhen That actually looks delicious 😋 I can taste the yumminess from sight alone🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 7mo
catebutler I always love seeing your meals pics, they always make me so hungry! 🤤 7mo
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BookBabe
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Not #BookNDinner, but I‘m breaking bread with yet another library-patron-turned-dear-friend 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! The local library has awesome folks stop by 😊. Accompaniment this cold and foggy evening: 3 different kinds of wings—mild, tropical, and Thai peanut, with ranch dipping sauce; and a burrata caprese salad. MMMMmmm! 😋

Caroline2 Yummy 😋 7mo
kspenmoll Yum! 7mo
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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#BookNDinner Part Deux! I got a burger 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! It‘s a mix of chuck, ground, and brisket, which is definitely different. This one is called a Melty Delicious, it‘s got mushrooms, thick-sliced mozzarella, and pesto. The fries were AWEsome! As was the pickle and root beer. MMMMMmmm! 😋

Gina Ya know. I am on the treadmill right now staring, dreaming and... nope I have will powerrrrr... yeah, naw it's off to my local buger joint.. not sorry! 7mo
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Not #BookNDinner, but we‘re breaking bread with yet another library patron 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! My library has awesome folks stop by 😊. Accompaniment this cold and foggy evening: 3 different kinds of wings—mild, tropical, and Thai peanut, with ranch dipping sauce; and @BookBabe has a burrata caprese salad. MMMMmmm! 😋

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While we were wrapping up #ThePoconoBookClub, I saw a great patron of the library heading up to the diner‘s entrance. This is Millie, and she‘s our #1 patron for all things #AmishFictoon. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Her and @BookBabe finally got to meet and they both went, “So you‘re the...” 😂👏🏻.

#LitsyLovesLibraries

BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 8mo
CouronneDhiver Awww - which author is her favourite? When I ended my reading famine a couple years ago, I started with those Amish ones. Lol 8mo
MrBook @CouronneDhiver Brunstetter! In fact, she knows the family! 8mo
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner tonight, but we‘re treating a library patron-turned-dear friend to a nice hot dinner tonight 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Accompaniment this windy, subzero day: fried pickles (not seen), garden salad with ranch (not see ), a 23 oz. T-bone steak with grilled mushrooms, a loaded baked potato (minus the sour cream), rolls, and raspberry iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! (#TexasRoadhouse Edition, by the way!) Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

TheSpineView Yummy!😊 8mo
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Had #ThaiTuesday with the fantabulous @leeloo13 tonight! @BookBabe and I are lucky we have such awesome friends. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Nothing like three Littens getting together. 😎

#LitsyFamily #LitsyPhotoOp

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I got to see the terrific, superb, incredible @bookandcat 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗!!! Three Littens hanging out at a book festival, oh yeah! 😎🙌🏻

#MorristownFestivalOfBooks #LitsyFamily #LitsyPhotoOp

ReadingRover I have been eyeing this festival the past few weeks! Get anything good? I‘m super sick so there will be no acquiring of books for me unless it‘s online 😒 11mo
MrBook @ReadingRover Aww, hope you get better *big hug*!!! 🤗 Oh yes. I'll be posting about it...eventually, lol. I still have #PhillyMeetUp and #BookExpo pics to post! 🙈 11mo
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BookBabe
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Omg, you guys! I‘m so excited! My wonderful friend @scripturient found out how much I love German chocolate and sent me this amazing care package! 😍🍫🍫🍫 Thank you so much, Steffie! I‘m floored by your generosity and thoughtfulness. I can‘t wait to try them all! (There were 2 more Milkas, but @MrBook ran away w/ one & Coale the other. Yes, it was Coale. It was definitely NOT me😜)Last time I had ChocoCrossies was in 🇩🇪 @ age 12 @ Oma‘s haus!❤️

Oryx Milka 😍 1y
sisilia I love Milka, too! Another that I can eat non-stop is Knopper 1y
scripturient Enjoy!!!! 1y
tournevis Come up to Canada some time. We have Milka. And Kinder. 1y
rustoryhuf I love German chocolate so much when I visit Germany, chocolate is my souvenir. 1y
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MrBook
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This is magnificent! @GoodForCirculation is even better in person than on here, and he's a mighty awesome Litten on here! Wish we could have chatted more 😩. He truly is a warm and convivial fellow.

Man, we need to meet up for a relaxing conversation sometime! 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻

If you aren't following him yet, then let's get it done 😁👍🏻👍🏻.

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

DivineDiana Love this! And @GoodForCirculation Andrew also facilitated a fun Read Harder Book Club in Philadelphia! 1y
tammysue And I see he‘s a blood donor! 👏🏻🙌🏻❤️ 1y
TieDyeDude Sorry I wasn't able to stay longer. The train schedule is rough on the weekends. I'm always up for a relaxing conversation! 1y
ValerieAndBooks This picture makes me smile 😊! Good meeting you, @GoodForCirculation ! 1y
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The incomparable, the impressive, the fun, the incredibly fantastic @ErinGoBragh1011 ! Ohhh, we were so ecstatic meeting you, dear Litten 🤗🤗🤗! You are pure joy and charisma! The 3 of us *have* to hang out again soon 😁🙌🏻. You are a breath of fresh air, thank you! You ROCK!!!

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

ErinGoBragh1011 Awww omg that was soooooo sweet!!!! Ugh I got a little teary. I loved meeting you and @BookBabe also. 1y
ErinGoBragh1011 You guys are a lovely couple and as much as I hate getting my picture taken, I must say this turned out really well. You guys are amazing people and I am so grateful to have met you. 1y
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖!! 1y
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The glorious, the spectacular, the legendary @Cinfhen 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! No matter how many positive adjectives you can find in the dictionary to attribute to a person, they aren't enough with this incredible Litten. Always an absolute pleasure and privilege getting to hang out with her(, and we didn't get much time 😩, but we'll take it).

You're an inspiration to us all. 🤗🤗🤗

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

Mdargusch I totally agree! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 1y
Bklover So true!!!❤️❤️💜💜❤️❤️ 1y
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ValerieAndBooks Two amazing Littens 💖!! @Cinfhen @MrBook 1y
Cinfhen Awwww, my heart is melting 💞💞💞you‘re the sweetest @MrBook and I‘m really sad I didn‘t get to spend enough time with you & @BookBabe 😿😿😿 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for the love @Bklover @LeahBergen @Mdargusch You know I can‘t wait to meet you 3🙌🏻❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Thanks @ValerieAndBooks it‘s always a pleasure to catch up with you 💋 1y
SilversReviews Hello to both of you. @MrBook and @Cinfhen (edited) 1y
emilyhaldi Cute ☺️❤️ 1y
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BookBabe
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The #PhillyMeetUp was a blast! What a wonderful group of Littens. Gorgeous spot, too! Thank you @Cinfhen and @MicheleinPhilly for making this happen! 😘
#Phillymeetup2

LeahBergen So awesome (and so jealous 😩😩😩)! 1y
Cinfhen Wish we could have spent more time together 💘Your special edition bookmark is INCREDIBLE 🙌🏻 THANK YOU 😘😘 1y
MicheleinPhilly And thanks to the party crashers for taking such a great photo! 1y
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Lmstraubie Such a fantastic turnout! I'm so sorry I missed it!!! 1y
ValerieAndBooks @MicheleinPhilly lol at your comment! They either would not or could not see that it was a private party 😂 but all‘s well that ends well 😊 1y
ValerieAndBooks @Bookbabe I second @Cinfhen ‘s comments! Such a wonderful gesture with the bookmarks and next time maybe maybe there will be more visiting time ! 1y
Mdargusch So fun! ❤️ 1y
DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly Yes! Thank you to the crashers! 😂 And for your gift of humor! ❤️ 1y
DivineDiana @BookBabe Thank you for your generous, fabulous bookmark! What a special gift! You are very talented! Let me know if you get a chance to see the Picasso show on National Geographic Channel! 1y
minkyb Love this! 1y
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@BookBabe and I are so incredibly lucky to have such amazing friends. Thank you, Litsy, for bringing book nerds together!

The Originals from the first #PhillyMeetUp 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! We missed so many incredible Littens from the first go-'round 😩. It wasn't the same without you all!

From left to right: @DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen @BookBabe @Jess ☺️ @TsundokuAleax @ValerieAndBooks

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FashionableObserver This is so awesome!! I‘d love to do something like this with #Littens in the Twin Cities! You all look so happy, breezy and well-read! 🤓 (edited) 1y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Love it!! 1y
LauraJ Love this pic! 1y
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UwannaPublishme Great pic! 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Cathythoughts Fab pic 👍🏻 1y
Cinfhen This might be my favorite photo ❤️the charming @MrBook and his lovely ladies 😁 (edited) 1y
saresmoore So lovely! 1y
ValerieAndBooks I love this too @Cinfhen ! We all certainly adore @MrBook 😊 1y
LauraBeth Great pic! 1y
HardcoverHearts How lovely!! 1y
Mdargusch Book nerds unite! ✊🏼 1y
DivineDiana @Thank you @MrBook for making this photo happen! Best wishes for continued fabulous book displays! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1y
TsundokuAleax So glad to see everyone who made it. I was so sad we didn't get nearly enough time to hang and catch up. 1y
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It's the bubbliest, happiest, and maybe the most gregarious Litten you could meet! She's one of our @LitsyWelcomeWagon stars! She's the warm and welcoming, the fun and enlivening, the oh so positive @BookaholicNatty 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! *Finally* happened, and @BookBabe & I are the better for it. You're one in a million, @BookaholicNatty 🤗🤗🤗🙌🏻!

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

tpixie Such a great meet up! 1y
umbrellagirl Two wonderful Littens💙 1y
BookaholicNatty @MrBook your the sweetest!!! This made me grin from ear to ear. 😁I‘m so glad we all finally got to meet! It was a wonderful meet up! I can‘t wait till the next one!!! 1y
Cortg I love it! ❤️ 1y
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The absolutely amazing @EadieB 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! She is tremendous! invigorating! refreshing! and darn smart! 😁

It was an incredible privilege getting to meet you, @EadieB ! Everyone who does is in for a real treat with this big-hearted Litten.

Thank you soooo much for your overflowing generosity! You and @MicheleinPhilly capped our trip with indelible memories. ☺️🤗

(And check out her outfit, everyone! 😎👌🏻👌🏻)

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

alysonwrites I have that dress! It‘s a fantastic one that never goes out of style for book lovers. 👍 1y
EadieB @MrBook Oh my goodness! You‘ve made me speechless and that is usually hard to do but thanks so much for your kind words! 1y
tammysue Great pic guys! And that dress.. fabulous!👌🏻 1y
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Look at that terrific and impressive Litsy couple 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻: @mrozzz and @BookBee89 ! So happy to see you both at the same time 👍🏻👍🏻! The four of us should double-date sometime 😆🙌🏻.

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

mrozzz Yes! It‘s a MUST! 😄🍻👌🏻 1y
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Another selfie from #PhillyMeetUp2 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! I finally had the pleasure of meeting the awesome @BookBee89 😎🙌🏻! I've seen him on Litsy and heard a lot about how great of a guy he is from @mrozzz , and I finally got to enjoy chatting with him in person. Win 👍🏻👍🏻🍻!

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SilversReviews Hello!!! Sounds like it was a fun time. 😊 1y
BookBee89 The honor was all mine and I was grateful to finally meet the legendary @MrBook and so many other amazing people 1y
MrBook @BookBee89 Aww shucks ☺️ 1y
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Many more selfies to follow tomorrow, but this is a group shot of our remarkable #LitsyFamily that met in Philly today. Major props and deepest measures of gratitude go out to the unparalleled @Cinfhen and @MicheleinPhilly for organizing and pulling off this impressive event. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻👌🏻

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

Rachbb3 What a great turnout! 1y
Melli I didn‘t know about this one.. where was the pic Taken. Maybe next time 1y
kspenmoll Glad you all had such fun & a beautiful day!!! 1y
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Leelee.reads This makes me happy 😊 1y
Nute Fabulous turnout. So happy to see this. You guys look wonderful! 1y
robinb Lots of happy faces there! 😊 1y
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 1y
tammysue Nice photo! Happy you all got to meet up!! 😊 1y
mhillis That‘s great! 1y
Kalalalatja What a lovely pic! 1y
youneverarrived Great photo 😀 1y
JennyM Look at all you beautiful humans. Xx 1y
Cathythoughts Oh my goodness ! What a fab pic. You lucky Littens 1y
DivineDiana Thank you dear @MrBook ! What a wonderful memory! And yes! yes! Hats off to @Cinfhen and @MicheleinPhilly for planning this fabulous gathering👏🏻📚❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Honestly all the credit goes to the marvelous @MicheleinPhilly who‘s humor, honesty and LOVE is endless!!! And special thanks to the Uber talented @bookbabe who created the most amazing #MeetUp keepsake 🙌🏻💕and thank you @MrBook for infusing SO MUCH life into the party💘💘💘 1y
Mdargusch 💕💕💕 1y
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If you want to eat THE best food in Philly, just ask the impeccable @MicheleinPhilly 😎👌🏻👌🏻🙌🏻😙👌🏻!!!

She took @BookBabe , @EadieB , and me, to Campo's for cheesesteak since Jen and I were craving it (hey, it's Philly! 😆). Oh. My. GOD!!!!! 🤤🤤🤤

You see before you the food of the gods...MMMmmmm 😋! In line, everyone was raving about the pulled pork sandwiches.

One of each!

YOWZA!!!

Thank you so much, @MicheleinPhilly 🤗🤗🤗!

EadieB @MicheleinPhilly @MrBook @BookBabe it was great having dinner with you. Thanks for introducing us to some delicious sandwiches! Littens are awesome to hang out with! 1y
MicheleinPhilly @EadieB It was my absolute pleasure. It was so great to meet you! @MrBook @BookBabe And it was wonderful seeing you two again! 1y
BookBabe @MicheleinPhilly I second @MrBook ‘s sentiments! Thank you so much, that was a truly outstanding meal! So wonderful seeing you again. Let‘s not make it so far between!❤️ @EadieB Thanks for the books. It was a pleasure meeting you! 😊 1y
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It's always, always a wonderful privilege to see the terrific and incredible @mrozzz . @BookBabe & I are overjoyed to live relatively close to this outstanding Litten!!!

She's A-number-1, the tops! 😎👌🏻👌🏻

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

EadieB @mrozzz @MrBook @BookBabe Nice meeting all of you today! 1y
ValerieAndBooks Great pic 💖! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. You guys look great! ♥️ 1y
mrozzz Likewise 💗☺️ @MrBook @BookBabe Let‘s hang out again soon! 1y
BookBabe @mrozzz Ditto! Yes, let‘s! 🤗💖 1y
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Next incredible Litten that got suckered into a selfie with me 😆, @Dana1084 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Such an exciting, glowing, and fun Litten 🤗🤗🤗! Love that smile 😁. Can't wait to see you again down the road, Litten!

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ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖!! 1y
EadieB @dana1084 Thanks for showing up early and helping to empty my car! Nice meeting you and hope you enjoy your books! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Another great looking pair!! 😍 1y
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Dana1084 It was so great meeting you, Jason! Gotta love meeting virtual friends in real life! 😊 1y
Dana1084 @EadieB my pleasure! Thanks again for your generosity and I sure will enjoy them even more because of your thoughtfulness! 🤗 1y
BookBabe @Dana1084 It was awesome meeting you! You‘re a delight. 😊🤗 Hope to see you again! 1y
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So, I'll run the selfies in the order taken 😁. First on the list, the incredibly kind and engaging @Billypar ! He's a wonderful Litten, and we need to hang out in the not-too-distant future! 😎🙌🏻

Follow this fine fellow!

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DivineDiana Yes, I do! Regret that I missed chatting with you @Billypar 🙁 1y
Billypar @DivineDiana Aww man- I didn't know you were there too! I need to up my mingling skills. Next time for sure! 😀 1y
ValerieAndBooks Great to meet you @Billypar 😊!! 1y
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Billypar @ValerieAndBooks Yes- it was great meeting you as well! 😃 1y
EadieB @Billypar Yes it was great meeting you! Happy reading! 1y
Billypar Awesome to meet you and @BookBabe ! We will definitely have to meet up in NYC sometime ☺️ Thanks for Life After Life (very excited to finally read it), and thanks @BookBabe for the cool bookmark and collage! 1y
Billypar @EadieB It was very nice meeting you too! ☺️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great photo of you two!! 😎 1y
BookBabe @Billypar You‘re welcome, I hope you enjoy! Please do post a pic of it once you‘ve colored it in. 😁 It was a pleasure meeting you! Hope to see you again! 1y
MicheleinPhilly @Billypar I feel like next time we need to have a speed dating type set up to ensure we all get a chance to chat with each other. It was great meeting you Vinny! 1y
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Look at all these beautiful Littens! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍😍😍🤗🤗🤗🤗 Such an aMAZing time today was spent with the Philly branch of our incredible #LitsyFamily 🤗🤗🤗🤗!

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

Joanielovesbooks How fun! 1y
Soubhiville Wow! That‘s a great crowd! 1y
guinsgirlreads That‘s great!! 1y
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Purrfectpages So nice! One day I hope to join in! 1y
Cinfhen You ALWAYS get the BEST pics!!! I‘m truly sorry about your travel delays 😫 1y
LeahBergen How wonderful!!! 1y
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I don't know why some pics come out fuzzy 🙈. Today's impressive selection was chosen by the extraordinary @Apinlibraryland , the #2030SomethingBookClub's founder, who came out for the auspicious occasion. We were honored to have you join us, dear friend ☺️🤗🤗🤗!!! #NYC #LitsyPhotoOp

Apinlibraryland Haha-I break cameras! 🤪 Great being back at Houndstooth and seeing you and @bookbabe! It was a great discussion! Made me realize how much I missed being in a book club. I‘ll be back, for sure!! 1y
MrBook @Apinlibraryland Oh stooop 😜, you do not! 🤗🤗🤗🤗 1y
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The outstanding coordinator of our magical get-together yesterday: the fabulous @CareBear , and I got a selfie with her *Happy Dance* ☺️! Cheery, convivial, gregarious, I could go on and on 😁...which I will! And she's...😆 okay, okay, I'll stop already 😉. We are deeply grateful for yesterday and are thrilled to have finally gotten together with you. She's sheer delight, everyone! 🤗🤗🤗 #CTLitsyMeetUp #LitsyPhotoOp

Ncostell I want to chime in to say thank you to @CareBear as well for coordinating our meet up! 😀 1y
CareBear ☺️ it was my pleasure! 1y
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Littens, it's a privilege to have been with the superb, the fantastic, the outstanding @mcipher 😁!!! FINally, I met one of my first Litten friends, if I'm not mistaken 😊🙌🏻. Funny, perspicacious, affable, we're so lucky to have gotten the chance to hang out with you for a bit. Amazing Litten, everybody!!! 🤗🤗🤗 #CTLitsyMeetUp #LitsyPhotoOp

mcipher Awww, thanks! It was so nice meeting you, too! ☺️ 1y
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Me and the extraordinary @Ncostell ☺️!!! It was an absolute pleasure getting to sit next to her and this Litten's radiant smile never leave her face 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! She is so darn personable and well-read 😎👌🏻! You are wonderful!!! 🤗🤗🤗 #CTLitsyMeetUp #LitsyPhotoOp

Ncostell What kind words, thank you so much! It was a pleasure meeting you as well! 1y
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Me with the fabulous @mrozzz ☺️! This Litten is so incredibly wonderful, she's warm and amazingly intelligent--she gave us some solid advice we're deeply grateful for 🤗🤗🤗. @BookBabe & I are so very happy to have finally met you, you are phenomenal! 🤗🤗🤗 #CTLitsyMeetUp #LitsyPhotoOp

thereadingowlvina 👍🤗 1y
Bookishthoughts How awesome!🙌💜 1y
riversong153 Sooo great! 1y
mrozzz So kind!!! ☺️☺️☺️☺️ It was obviously great to chat with you & @BookBabe too! Hoping to see you both in Philadelphia/BookCon/elsewhere! 📚📚📚 1y
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Not good times...GREAT times with a completely incredible group of Littens 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!! From the left: @mrozzz , @BookBabe , me, @Ncostell , @CareBear , and @mcipher 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻!!!!! This is SUCH a fun group 😊🤗🤗🤗! #CTLitsyMeetUp #LitsyPhotoOp

DivineDiana Great photo! I hope everyone is coming to the #phillymeetup2 ! 1y
AmyG Wow ❤️ 1y
GypsyKat So fun! 💗 1y
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Soubhiville 👋 hi everyone! Hope you all had a great time! 💕 1y
mrozzz He‘s right, SUCH a great time ☺️ 1y
Ncostell It was so nice to meet everyone, I had a great time! 1y
mcipher Agreed! So much fun and I came home with a list of new books to read! The place was awesome too - I can‘t wait to go back! 1y
emilyhaldi Fun!! 1y
CareBear I loved meeting all of you! Let‘s do it again soon 😊 @mcipher @mrozzz @Ncostell @MrBook @BookBabe 1y
kspenmoll So sorry to have missed meeting all of you today! Definitely want to join the next meet up! Happy you all had such fun! It is a great bookstore/cafe! 1y
BookBabe Yes! 🙌🏻 So fabulous meeting all you lovely Littens! 🤗 @kspenmoll Aww, would‘ve been super awesome to finally meet you! Hopefully soon! ❤️ 1y
MrBook @kspenmoll 🤗🤗🤗 We missed you and the others who couldn't make it 😩. Always next time! 😁 1y
MoMogrl Sorry I missed it! Can't wait until the next one. 1y
ValerieAndBooks What a great meet up for you all!! 1y
Chelleo Looking good, Littens!!! 1y
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Then we had 2 envelopes, 1 for @MrBook & 1 for me. They were from the extraordinary @jlondon1963 ☺️🤗🤗❤️!!! All of this was inside them 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! You‘re so thoughtful and generous, @jlondon1963 , thank you too a million times over!!!🤗🤗🤗👌🏻We‘ve already assembled the books on our respective nightstands😉 Sorry for the delay to you and @neet_reads , apparently both your packages arrived simultaneously & got a tour of #MiddleEarth 😆

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