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All Hallows' Eve
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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In post-Blitz London, humanitys last hope of defeating a powerful magicians insidious plans lies with a ghost trapped in a surreal city of the dead During World War II, soon after Ms. Lester Furnival married her beloved Richard, she died in an accident. Now she wanders the dark and lonely streets with her friend Evelyn. An empty mirror image of the London she once knew, the city is a place where time has lost its rules and structure, and where Lester can catch heartbreaking glimpses of the world she left behind. But all is not well in the realm of the living. The other London has fallen under the sway of the magus Simon Leclerc, a master of black magic and necromancy who would sacrifice the soul of his own daughter in the pursuit of ultimate power. With her widowed husband entangled in the sorcerers toxic web along with an enigmatic artist who can paint only the truth, Lester must somehow thwart Leclercs malevolent plan if she is to find salvationfor the evil necromancer desires nothing less than total dominion over both worlds. A ghost story unlike any other, All Hallows Eve is the final novel by the remarkable Charles Williams, whose brilliant literary excursions into the spiritual and supernatural realms remain unsurpassed more than six decades after his death. Williams was arguably the most creatively daring and ambitious of Oxfords famed Inklings, the literary society that included such notables as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, and his chilling, breathtaking, and deeply felt fiction remains the gold standard for provocative and intelligent contemporary fantasy.
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mklong
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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@BookBosomed1 you completely spoiled me! Thank you so so much for my #AllHallowsReadSwap package!! I love everything, especially the Pride and Prejudice tea which was so thoughtful! I also love that you included an uplifting book which will be most welcome on this cold, gloomy day!

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this fun swap!!

Crazeedi Awesome!!!❤ 3mo
BookBosomed1 Glad you like it! Happy reading. ❤️ 3mo
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MsRadioSilence
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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My package is in! Thanks so much @Readergrrl , I can‘t wait to open it!!

#allhallowsreadswap #ahrs

Readergrrl So glad it made it!!! 🎃👻🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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mklong
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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I‘m so excited that my #AllHallowsRead package arrived yesterday! Thank you so much @BookBosomed1 ! I can‘t wait to see what is inside ❤️

BookBosomed1 Yea!! 3mo
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MsRadioSilence
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Headed to you!! Should be there Monday or Tuesday. Thank you so much for organizing this swap!!

#allhallowsreadswap #ahrs

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Chrissyreadit
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Yes!!! It‘s beginning to look a lot like Halloween 🎼#alterednightmareswap #allhallowsread 🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡Im so excited!

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 3mo
mklong Yay!! Hope you like it!! 3mo
Chrissyreadit @mklong I‘m sure I will 😘🙌🎉👏🧡 3mo
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phantomx I hope you like alteration and the book 3mo
Chrissyreadit @phantomx I can‘t wait to see it! 3mo
Avanders (I know I owe you a response! 😳😘) 3mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders 🥰 I know life gets busy! 3mo
wanderinglynn Have you gotten your #HauntedHollowSwap package yet? 3mo
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn yes!!! I thought I posted…. 3mo
wanderinglynn I might have just missed it. But yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
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BethM
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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For a variety of reasons I had to send my #allhallowsread package via the Evil Empire. So I‘m going to out myself @MidnightBookGirl so you don‘t get two random Amazon packages and open them early!

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mklong
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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#AllHallowsReadSwap is wrapped and will be sent via Priority Mail tomorrow!

Be on the lookout @Chrissyreadit

And thanks so much to @MaleficentBookDragon for putting together this awesome swap!!

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍😘 3mo
AmyG Great photo! 3mo
LeahBergen How cute!! 🧡🖤 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lovely wrapping! 3mo
mklong @Chrissyreadit I feel like I have been following you on here forever, so I was excited to finally be matched with you for a swap! 3mo
mklong @AmyG @LeahBergen @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you! I love wrapping gifts. I feel like the love and time that goes in to the wrapping is part of the gift. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I wholeheartedly agree. It's one of my fave parts of swapping. 🧡 3mo
Chrissyreadit Yay!!! I love when I get to “know” people through swaps! I‘m excited! 3mo
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ShyBookOwl
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Spooktober bookshelf decor 🎃🕸🖤

Leftcoastzen Very nice!🎃 3mo
ShyBookOwl @Leftcoastzen thanks!! 👻 3mo
monalyisha Love the “Read in Peace” sign with the rats! How organized are you to do seasonal shelf decor?! #goals 3mo
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha haha thank you! I actually made the sign using a bunch of different stencils. I love reorganizing my shelves, so seasonal themes just make sense for me 🎃 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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ONE MORE DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THE #ALLHALLOWSREADSWAP
Opening day is Saturday, Oct. 30th.
I hope you'll join me in scaring each other silly.
https://forms.gle/VbZkHoAwRAhDbt7G6

wanderinglynn @MeesesPieces this swap is still open! 4mo
BehindthePages Can't wait! 4mo
MeesesPieces @wanderinglynn thank you!! 💖 4mo
bibliobard I was tempted but with two swaps and some more gifting outside of Litsy I can‘t afford to. But I hope you have fun! 4mo
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MommyOfTwo
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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sprainedbrain
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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I love this swap every year, and I‘m all signed up 🎃

See Chelle‘s post for the sign up link and join in!

@MaleficentBookDragon

#AllHallowsReadSwap

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AmyG
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Here we go….another great swap for Halloween. #AllHallowsReadSwap Check out her page for the form to sign up @MaleficentBookDragon

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Squeeeeee!!!! Yes! I‘ve been waiting for this one! Thanks for the heads up!! ❤️🤗 5mo
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Therewillbebooks
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Been eyeing this for a while. Finally got my hands on a copy (I stole it from my dad). Looking forward to diving in.

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Chrissyreadit
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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@crimson613 thank you so much for this lovely surprise!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ it has been a horrific work week making this surprise extra sweet. #allhallowsreadswap

Copwithabook Mmmm that sweet treat looks good 1y
Velvetfur Banana + coconut sounds amazing! 1y
Chrissyreadit @Copwithabook @Velvetfur these are both so tasty- and a square portion is just right so they will last me a week or so. 1y
coffees Glad it made your day!! They're from my favorite chocolate place 😁😁😁 1y
Velvetfur @Chrissyreadit I love your chocolate restraint 😂 1y
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CloakNQuill
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Came home to my #AllHallowsRead package. Only a few days left until opening! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon

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Endowarrior21
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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@AprilMae my #AllHallowsReads package arrived today I just pray nothing breakable was in it seeing one side is pushed in like it got smushed under something. @MaleficentBookDragon

AprilMae Gah! No, nothing breakable as far as I'm aware..... should be OK! Glad it made it there so quick!! 1y
Endowarrior21 @AprilMae okay I can‘t wait to see what you got me 😁😁😁 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Thank you so much @FantasyChick for my #AllHallowsReadSwap gifts! I love everything. 🖤 I can't decide what to dig into first. Hopefully yours arrives soon!

@MaleficentBookDragon 🎃📚

FantasyChick You're so welcome!!! I had so much fun shopping for you. I'm sure my package will show up before too long 😉 2y
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MatchlessMarie
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Whoops my finger must have slipped! #AllHallowsReadSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

Chrissyreadit Haha!! Mine too! 2y
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂Mine might soon! Lol 2y
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sprainedbrain
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Why yes, I did just sign up for my THIRD October swap. I justify this by saying it‘s my favorite time of the year, and it‘s seasonal. 🎃

See @MaleficentBookDragon for the link to sign up
So glad you‘re doing it again, Chelle!

#AllHallowsReadSwap

TheSpineView My 3rd swap too! 2y
KarenUK @tex2flo I thought you might be interested 😘 2y
lele1432 I may be signing up for my third too lol. I'm getting addicted! 🙇🏽‍♀️ 2y
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JoScho I am so tempted to sign up for this one as well which will also make three for me. 2y
sprainedbrain @lele1432 @JoScho this one has the option of 1 book and 1 goodie, which I told myself I was going to do, but at the last minute I switched to 3/3. Because I have zero self control and I own that. 😂 2y
JoScho @sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2y
lele1432 Lol I'm really struggling to keep my choice at 1/1 as well! I will probably cave like you did. 😂 2y
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Natascia.Brondino
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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A lost masterpiece...lost for a good reason!!! Probably I‘m not mystical enough to appreciate this book... I read a commentary which compared All Hallows‘Eve with The turn of the screw...probably the reviewer was stone drunk, no comparable

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 Enjoy! 3y
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crazycatlady
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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@MaleficentBookDragon I received my package!! I can't wait to open it!! #AllHallowsReadSwap

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Gissy
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Ok...Not the best photo but inside there are some nice goodies..well I hope my match thinks the same😳🤞but if match don't like them or like them a lot, match is allow to scream😱because it will be Halloween....Boo👻🎃It will be arriving by Monday.

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BethM
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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In the mail! #allhallowsreadswap

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BookNerd9906
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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My (perhaps a little overzealous) #screamathon stack. #octobertbr
@4thhouseontheleft

Reviewsbylola Mine is very ambitious too! 3y
DHill So many good books in this stack! 3y
BookNerd9906 @Reviewsbylola we got this. ✅💪📚 3y
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BookNerd9906 @DHill what‘s your favorite? Where should I start? 3y
DHill I loved Rose Madder and Bird Box. 3y
4thhouseontheleft I have a huge stack too! I read Coraline last year, and I think I will pick up another Gaiman first this year. 3y
MelissaSue81 Ooh. I‘m not doing #screamathon, but I think I should commit to reading a Stephen King book next month , as I never have. 3y
Clwojick Loved Along came a spider! 3y
BookNerd9906 @MelissaSue81 try 11-22-63 my favorite Stephen King book, and it‘s not scary. The Stand is amazing too. That was my first King ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
BookNerd9906 @4thhouseontheleft love Gaiman. Read Neverwhere this year, so good! 3y
BookNerd9906 @MelissaSue81 in fact, read both, and your #screamathon -ing 🤯 3y
MelissaSue81 @BookNerd9906 - omg.. aren‘t both those books like over 1000 pages each? Maybe I‘ll do one or the other, lol. 3y
BookNerd9906 @MelissaSue81 lol. Yea, they‘re chunksters. But both are super good. And I just creeped on your “read” list, it looks like we like a lot of the same books. ❤️ 3y
vkois88 I loved Coraline! 3y
Trashcanman 👁️😊👊 3y
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ConfessionofaBookaholic
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Super excited to join the book swap!! Can‘t wait to see what scares await 😱.

#allhallowsreadswap @MaleficentBookDragon

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BeansPage
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Oh Gods help me, I signed up for another swap!!! Come and join the fun guys!
#AllHallowsReadSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

MaleficentBookDragon Yay!!!!🦈🕸🕷🔪👻😈🦇🎃 3y
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Avanders
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👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
All signed up for @MaleficentBookDragon 's #AllHallowsReadSwap ! Head on over to her page for details and to join in...
🧡☠️🎃👻🖤💀🍁❤️

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 3y
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TheWordJar
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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🎃💀👻😈🤡👽🤖👹🎃
Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! And the magnificent @MaleficentBookDragon is once again hosting #AllHallowsReadSwap! There are different participation levels this year...something for everyone! Head on over to her page and sign up!
🎃💀👻😈🤡👽🤖👹🎃

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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @MaleficentBookDragon :
Thank you, you awesome scary Littens. @Avanders @TheWordJar. @BethM
The #AllHollowsReadBookExchange is on again for this year! I'm trying to streamline it and make it run smoother. So I should have the sign up form ready for this weekend. I ❤ you guys!
For those who have never heard of it, watch this video. Neil Gaiman explains All Hallow's Read. https://youtu.be/1tYtLeWN5NQ
Spread the joy. And the terror.

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Kshakal
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I love the #allhallowsread swap hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon ... signs should be out this weekend!! Join us in the fun!!

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BethM
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#allhallowsreadbookexchange is coming soon! Watch for it from @MaleficentBookDragon ! Meanwhile, watch Neil Gaiman talk about it. I'd listen to that man read the phone book. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1tYtLeWN5NQ&feature=youtu.be

BookwormAHN That was fantastic 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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Does anyone else think Fall and Halloween are the best time of year? @monalyisha this sounds like fun!

monalyisha Thanks! & thank you for sharing. 🖤🔮 3y
RadicalReader @Chrissyreadit what has been your favorite book you‘ve read this year ? 3y
Chrissyreadit @RadicalReader Bellewether just arrived and I Love Susannah Kearsley. I would completely recommend Dread Nation- excellent and fast YA. I also enjoyed the Kendra Donovan Books and The Gods Of Gotham. What about you? 3y
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the-flashley
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@heylaurenmack Hi! I just wanted to make sure your #allhallowsreadbookexchange goodies made it to you safe and sound! I know you‘ve been having a bit of a rough time lately and I haven‘t seen you post anything, so I just wanted to check in and make sure that the package didn‘t get lost or stolen somewhere. Congratulations on your move, by the way! 😊

heylaurenmack Hey!! I haven‘t gotten it yet! Back during Hurricane Irma the apartment I was set to move into got destroyed so my unit number switched. I contacted the original email to have it updated from 138 to 59 but I‘m not sure it got to you? Also super nice to meet you! 4y
the-flashley Oh no! It‘s nice to meet you too, though. I did get the update and sent it to unit 59. The tracking said it was delivered Oct. 20 so something must have happened to it. I‘m so sorry it didn‘t get to you and that I haven‘t been in contact! 😢😬 4y
heylaurenmack It‘s okay!! That‘s two days after I moved in and my mail just started flowing normally so maybe it‘ll turn up? Pretty par for the course for this entire month for me lol 4y
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the-flashley @heylaurenmack I can only imagine! Hopefully it does show up, but I sent it through UPS so they should‘ve just dropped it at the door regardless. (edited) 4y
the-flashley It‘s crazy that my last book exchange went perfectly and I had to send it to Australia, but the one only going about 5 hrs away gets lost. Lol 🙄 (edited) 4y
heylaurenmack If it makes you feel better I was so broke from my moving emergencies I literally just now amazoned my exchange to Germany. #hallowfail 4y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack Haha hey, at least you got it out! But seriously, if it doesn‘t turn up in the next week or so, let me know and I‘ll send a replacement. I‘m pretty sure the package was insured, so I should be able to get some money back from UPS 4y
heylaurenmack Smart move! 4y
heylaurenmack UPS delivered my iPhone X today no problem so we are probably out of luck. Please don‘t feel like you need to send a replacement. Only if you have the time and resources. 4y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack Hmm I was afraid that would be the case. I‘ll totally send a replacement, though! Unfortunately I don‘t think I‘ll be able to find the same Spooky things that I sent before (other than books), so it may be more fall/Thanksgiving/christmas related. Lol 4y
heylaurenmack 😻😻😻😻 You are an angel 4y
the-flashley Lol thank you! It‘s really no problem, I enjoy buying things for other people! I‘ll try to get everything together in the next week or so and I‘ll let you know when I send it so you can look for it. 4y
heylaurenmack Okay! Do you still have the address or do you need me to email it to you? 4y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack I still have it! Thankfully I kept it just in case something like this happened 😁 4y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack okay, I promise I haven‘t forgotten about you! I‘ve finally gotten everything together and I‘m hoping to get it mailed out either tomorrow or Friday. So soon! 😊 4y
heylaurenmack Hahahaha! No worries at all! I‘m running late on my Xmas exchange. 10/10 over here. 4y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack hahaha good to know I‘m not alone! 😂 4y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I am so sorry! This arrived several days ago and I didn‘t have time to post it!! Thank you!! #allhollowsreadbookexchange

8leagueboot Oh my oh my who could that be from?? 😉👻 (edited) 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess @8leagueboot Lol, I don‘t know. 😆. I can‘t wait to open it, two more days!! 4y
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