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After Anna
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Booknerd2
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Definitely fast paced, the ending felt a little rushed and wrapped up a little too neatly. A really good read.

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Mshookquilts
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On trial for murder of his step daughter, the jury seems against Noah. All of his testimony about how evil she was only makes him look guilty. Interesting twists, but I didn‘t really like her method of telling the story.

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DonnaZ
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Contrived. No character development. Characters are one dimensional. Void of description. Slow to start. Formulaic. Legal mumbo jumbo gets boring. I kind of saw the ending coming which seems unbelievable. Not my kind of book.

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MissAmanda
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This book.
Opinions???

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Beccacraft
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Didn‘t want to put the book down and enjoyed reading it. However, I did feel like the ending was a bit out of nowhere, and it felt a but unreal/manufactured solely for the purpose of added drama. That being said, I loved the way the narrators flipped back and forth with the perspectives of “Before Anna” and “After Anna” to add new information throughout.

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Nute
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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We‘re in the middle of an all-out winter blizzard. The entire city, actually, most of the state is shut-down. Roads are closed everywhere. The electricity went out for a few hours. Kinda scary when heat is desired.
Anyway, I told the family that all is good, because luckily, I stopped by Target yesterday & got some supplies: bottled water, cashews, tea AND two new books of suspense. Whoa! The looks they gave me. I don‘t understand. Come winter👇🏽

Nute ...let it snow...let the wind blow! We‘re good here!!! 5mo
MicheleinPhilly That‘s me when we‘re expecting a big storm. Everyone is stocking up on milk, bread and eggs and I have a cart full of toilet paper, wine, and microwave popcorn. 5mo
CaitZ Hope your electricity stays on and you can spend the storm reading 5mo
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Nute @MicheleinPhilly I like your shopping list purchases better than mine.😅 5mo
Nute @CaitZ It takes a minute to comprehend just what “no electricity” during a winter storm with freezing temperatures outside means. Thank goodness that I didn‘t have to think too long about the impending impact. Thanks for your kind wishes. I‘m still trying to turn it into a day of reading.🙂 5mo
Leftcoastzen Hang in there! Hope the power stays on.Stay safe . 5mo
NatalieR Stay warm and happy reading! ❄️📚 5mo
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MMFinck
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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If you love Scottoline, you‘ll love this one too. I wish the end had been thread through from the beginning. At least a little. (She did that in Look Again too. The big reveal came out of nowhere and seemed dramatic for drama‘s sake.) I also didn‘t understand that the final lines were that she was more this now, he was more this now when those things didn‘t seem like issues at all. Good read overall. I finished in record time.

SilversReviews Oh my...this book was VERY good. 😊 6mo
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CaitlinR
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Mehso-so

Scott online. ‘Nuff said. Like popcorn, formulaic, but always fun.

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kristafred
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Not sure if I agree with how the book ended so quickly but it's a fast read. You'll want to keep flipping the pages to see who killed Anna. And I read all Lisa Scottoline since her books are usually Philly based 😊

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Samplergal
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I was entertained. I need a little fluff after some of the more meaty books and this filled my need. It was a bit unbelievable at the end, but.... it‘s fiction. A fun read if you like a thriller/ suspense book.

Victoriahoperose I agree with you on the end, but it was definitely entertaining! 9mo
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Samplergal
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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As a speech language pathologist, this book gives a good intro to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I just started this and will likely enjoy this audiobook. #lovespeech

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gypsymoon
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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I did not like this book. I felt like the characters were largely unlikeable and the dialogue was stiff and unnatural, but my biggest complaint would be my inability to suspend disbelief due to the wild inaccuracies relating to the courtroom and overall justice system. I did enjoy the big reveal about Anna near the end but then it was ruined by a rushed, nonsensical, and improbable ending. I think the premise was good but the execution was poor.

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Vhardman
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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This is a story about the complexity of a blended family. Lisa Scottoline writes in such a way that she grabs your attention and holds it. She deals with some difficult subject matters in this book and does it well. She is absolutely one of my favorite authors!I usually would give this book five stars and really wanted to but couldn‘t. The book goes back and forth in time with each chapter which made it a little difficult for me.

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everfree7
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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I enjoyed this although it definitely seemed far-fetched by the end. I would happily read more by the author though.

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Read4life
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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These great reads are my picks for others during the #BNBookHaul (50% off).

MrsGreen I want to get there this weekend!! 12mo
Bookladylinda Great haul! I‘m going this afternoon! I‘m so excited!!!!! 📚📚📚📚 12mo
LiteraryinLititz I loved both The Word is Murder and The Perfect Mother! 12mo
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Stacypatrice
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Struggling to get through this one..... the mother is such a weak, annoying character to me 😣 Guuurlll... I want to just slap you 👋🏼

Ashley85 😂😂 12mo
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Kempii
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Suspenseful and thrilling story about a manipulative young woman. The book unfolds in an alternating fashion between the defendant‘s murder trial and the events that led up to it. The author does a good job maintaining clear story-telling despite the story jumping back and forth in time. Worth reading, but not gobsmackingly amazing.

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everfree7
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline

This seems great so far!

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Stacypatrice
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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A half dozen errands to do and someone‘s lazy backside is in bed saying, “Nahhhh... just read and have coffee.” 📖☕️

#lazySunday #responsibilitiesareforsuckers

Tanisha_A Such Sundays are the best! 😀 12mo
CouronneDhiver Same! 12mo
Slajaunie Love your mug! 12mo
Stacypatrice @Slajaunie - Thank you! My best friend got it for me ❤️ 12mo
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crazyspine
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I absolutely loved the beginning of thus novel. I would have given it 5 stars, but the ending felt a bit like it jumped the shark. Too many twists. I grew up in Montco, so I appreciated all the references. I recommend this to any thriller fans. This was my first book from this author, but I'm now hooked and want to try her others. #Netgalley #arc @BookBridget #philadelphia

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crazyspine
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Not too far, but I did forget to hit my stopwatch sometimes. Hope to finish this book tonight.
Follow me IG and GR @Porcelain_Reviews

#summerlovinreadathon #telleverybookworm3 #24b4Monday

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crazyspine
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#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid Perfect timing. I have off tomorrow, and I will be alone house sitting 3 dogs and a cat.

TheReadingMermaid #24B4Monday glad to have you with us sweetheart 🤘🏻😄🤘🏻 12mo
BookBridget 24 books in a weekend? How many have you read so far? 12mo
crazyspine @BookBridget you read for 24 hours within 3 days. I still have 13 hours yet, so probably won't make it. 12mo
BookBridget Oh, I get it 12mo
BookBridget So basically it's like working one shift a day but your job is reading, how fin!! 12mo
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Rissa1
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Mehso-so

I didn't hate this book but I didn't love it either. The court scenes felt very drawn out. Maggie drove me nuts.

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Rissa1
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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I am seriously annoyed with some of these characters!
And at 4.5 hours in I feel like the story is moving very slowly.

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Rissa1
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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1. Rainbow Brite
2.HeMan
3.Jem and the Holograms (this one was the hardest for me)
4. Ninja Turtles
5. Wuzzles
#fandomfriday @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😎 12mo
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Rissa1
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Listening to this on a gloomy morning.

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Jess7
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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3 Stars - This legal thriller is suspenseful and has a pretty good twist. This is the first book I have read by the author. As an attorney myself I could appreciate the trial questioning, but I found it unnecessarily drawn out for its purpose in this thriller. I figured out the twist very early on, but not all of the details that made it possible. I liked this one, but I didn‘t love it. (Link in comments to my full review) #jpbookreview

Jess7 Read my 3-star review of After Anna by Lisa Scottoline:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2423965246 This is Book no. 42 in my 2018 Goodreads Challenge. #bookreview #review #goodreads #goodreadschallenge #goodreadschallenge2018
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Hollie Cool picture! 13mo
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kaykay521
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Noah and Maggie have a wonderful comfortable marriage, then Maggie‘s estranged daughter Anna comes into their lives. Within 20 days Anna is dead and Noah accused of the crime. I love Scottoline‘s writing. She has a way of keeping me interested and unfolding the mystery really well.

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Jess7
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Next up: #AfterAnna 📚 Have any of you read this one?

Blurb: The Alderman family (Noah, his son, and his new wife Maggie) are happy until Maggie‘s daughter, Anna, shows up. Then Anna is murdered and Noah is accused and tried for this heinous crime...In the wake of this tragedy, new information drives Maggie to search for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined.” #mother - #readingresolutions

Jess7 2 Quotes from first page have me intrigued :-) | “Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” -Benjamin Franklin | “You can‘t believe people when they look you in your eyes. You gotta look behind them. See what they‘re standing in front of. What they‘re hiding.” Sam Shepard | (edited) 13mo
Linda906 I really liked this one! 13mo
zzz My coworker loved it. I still have 6 more weeks on a wait list 😩 13mo
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tammysue I loved it! 13mo
Betty Marked it so-so here 13mo
JoScho 🙋🏼‍♀️ I liked it. 13mo
SilversReviews I read it....SO GOOD!! ENJOY!! 13mo
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Linda906
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How fun- Catching up!

After Anna
Megan Abbott
American Idol
Apple Pie

JoScho All awesome answers! Thanks for playing and catching up 😊❤️ 13mo
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monkeygirlsmama
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Simply AMAZING! After Anna is a book I won‘t be able to stop thinking about- one I won‘t be able to help but recommend. Lisa Scottoline has a produced a jaw dropping thriller guaranteed to shock, horrify, and delight you. Just wow!

ALL THE STARS!

#NetGalleyReads

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candc320
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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I ended up feeling like this audiobook didn‘t quite live up to it‘s potential. Even though the book is divided up into two primary POV‘s - that of Anna‘s mother, Maggie, before Anna‘s murder and that of Maggie‘s husband, Noah, after the murder - I had the hardest time really caring about any of the characters or what actually happened to Anna...they just weren‘t that well developed to me. However the twist in the last 1/3 was interesting. 🌟🌟🌟

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Victoriahoperose
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I really like Lisa Scottoline‘s style. She is sharp and compelling. She really knows how to grab your interest from the first sentence and keep it throughout the entire book. This was a murder mystery and so much more. I found myself listening to this any chance I could get to find out what happened. The ending was a little off for me as I felt like it almost didn‘t fit with the rest of the books, but I still really enjoyed this!

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bodacioustchr
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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This was an oddly entrancing story about a mother who reconnects with her daughter she lost physical custody of when she was just an infant. The storyline goes back and forth between the spouses and their points of view. The twist in the story will thrill you!

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tammysue
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Wowsa!! What a twisted intense thriller! Giving this a whopping 4.5 ☆
My first experience with this author and won‘t be my last! It‘s amazing - recommend!

JoScho Yeah it was a good one 😊 1y
tammysue @JoScho I read your review.. knew I had to pick this one up. 😁 #blameitonlitsy 1y
JoScho So glad you enjoyed it! 1y
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Ashley85 I‘ve read two so far by her and I enjoyed both of them. 👍🏾 1y
tammysue @Ashley85 That‘s great so what book would you suggest next for me? 1y
tammysue @Ashley85 It sounds pretty good! Thanks! 1y
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tammysue
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#MoodyMonday
1. Little black ants 🐜 they‘re back! 😡
2. I sat out Terro
3. Wedding day + babies births ✨
4. After Anna, my 1st book by this author and loving it! He did it right?!? 80 pages to go..

Chellebearss Ugh, ants are as bad as fruit flies. 1y
tammysue @Chellebearss Oh yes just as bad. We used to get fruit flies in our break room at work constantly, hard to get rid of. 1y
tracey38 Ugh, we started to get little ants, too. Hate those little buggers. 1y
tammysue @tracey38 I usually see them before now. Thought I‘d escaped them this year lol. 1y
tracey38 I saw them a few weeks ago, then got rid of them now am starting to find a couple here and there... 1y
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shellleigh33
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Finished this book up last night. Thought it was a pretty good read. Did not expect the ending at all. The twists and plots keep me reading and about halfway through I could not put it down.

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shellleigh33
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In a thriller type of mood so I‘m going to give this one a go.

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Jess7
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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📖📚Library book haul 📚📖 Which should I read next?

#bookhaul #library #librarybookhaul #librarybooks

JoScho Fun picture. The only one of those I have read is After Anna. 1y
Dragon I suggest Crazy Rich Asians because the movie is opening soon. Plus it is a funny over the top soap opera. 1y
BrittanyReads So cute! 1y
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Ruthiella Start at the top! Crazy Rich Asians! I want to know what you think of it. I‘ve not read it yet but have been circling it! 😀 1y
Sarah83 How do you design your gorgeous emoji? 1y
mrozzz Would love to know your thoughts on the Zadie Smith! The only one I‘ve read is False Report 1y
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SexyCajun
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Wow! This book was sooooo good. Insane mystery. This is a MUST in
my book 🙌🏼😉

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SexyCajun
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This is really good so far!

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krissylovesbooks75
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I love everything Lisa Scottoline writes. Her books always put me on edge or make me super angry at the characters. Loved this! #LisaScottoline #AfterAnna

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Joanie07
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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This book was long winded and then wrapped up too quickly. I did not care for it.

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krissylovesbooks75
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1. #AfterAnna

2. My mom ran the school library when I was in elementary school, so I spent a lot of time there.

3. Usually before I go to bed, but any time I have free time.

4. I have always loved Stephen King's The Stand. I read it when I was younger and again when I got older. Many of the characters have stuck with me for various reasons.

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 1y
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Bibliosmiast
After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Scottoline has again succeeded in writing another novel that gripped me, pulled me in, and captivated me throughout the night until I finished it. I could not stop reading, I was hungry for more, and couldn‘t wait to see what would happen next and how it would end.
I loved the twists and turns, especially at the end, but I felt the ending was rushed and was more violent than I felt was necessary.

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MyNamesParadise
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There‘s a subplot half way through that doesn‘t add anything to the plot and makes you not like Noah, and it‘s unnecessary. Plots likes these are why I am usually annoyed by Scottoline‘s books. I enjoyed the Before/After format & was genuinely surprised by plot twists! I will continue to listen to Scottoline‘s standalones, even though I usually find one major irritant. I really liked Maggie and Caleb.

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actualdisneyprincess
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I‘ve been working on a huge project the last few weeks that involves turning my childhood ‘toy room‘ into a little library/calm-room. It‘s definitely still a work in progress, but I‘ve at least got enough room to hang out on my beanbag, and a temporary spot for my Keurig. So, #selfcaresunday is in full effect, with my cup of tea, this book, and a candle lit. #afteranna #lisascottoline

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actualdisneyprincess
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Lunch and lit again; today is Daily Harvest Cauliflower Rice with Kimchi and omg, my face is on fire. 😂 (Kind of like Noah‘s life right about now...) #afteranna #lisascottoline

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actualdisneyprincess
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Time for lunch and a return to this page-turner! (Lunch courtesy of Daily Harvest; Cauliflower Rice with Pesto, and frickin‘ hell it is DELICIOUS.) #afteranna #lisascottoline

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actualdisneyprincess
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On to the next! This came with high recommendation by one of my fave patrons, so here goes my first foray into Scottoline‘s work! :) 💖 #afteranna #lisascottoline

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