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The Bookshop of Yesterdays
The Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy—and one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books—now as its owner—she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy’s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden—and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It’s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
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BookishBelle
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I‘m excited to start this for #lmpbc #round6 #groupn. It seemed like everyone was okay with this one so I went ahead and picked it. @nomadreader @umbrellagirl @LitLogophile

#dogsoflitsy

britt_brooke What a sweet face! 💚🐾 2d
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MeJeMiller
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Pickpick

So I need a Malcom. I loved the journey that Miranda took to find out her past. I liked all the books that were thrown around. So good.

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MeJeMiller
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Ooooooh do I see a plot twist? Yes I‘m reading at work. LEAVE ME ALONE

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limada
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Unexpected day off to go to a funeral later this afternoon. Using this morning to read in the 🌞 makes the reason for the day off not so gloomy.

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Aims42
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I enjoyed this quick read. Not a top-ten favorite, but I certainly enjoyed my time with Miranda and her family & friends 😊🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 stars

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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number Two.

SoniaC I think Sheila was my fav. She was fun and spunky plus they seemed to form a real friendship. 2w
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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number One.

megnews I was not really surprised. At first because of Billy‘s seemingly erratic behavior and her reaction to it, I thought there might be a substance abuse issue. I started wondering if something was up when she was at the cemetery for his funeral. As time went on I became convinced he was her dad but I thought it was an addiction that caused the tragedy. (edited) 2w
tpixie @megnews great thoughts. That certainly would have fit. 2w
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litsybookclub
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Our live discussion of The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson will start in 25 minutes. Here is the link to join:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/391269068

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megnews
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Pickpick

This book was a bit predictable but the book mentions, scavenger hunt, bookstore setting, and plot to save it made it a worthwhile read.

Book 200/265 6/18/19

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LWagoner
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3.5⭐️. I love books about bookstores- fun to read. This one has mystery, heartbreak & reconciliation with tons of literary references. Enjoyable!

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SoniaC
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this book. It was engaging and a very quick read. Can‘t wait to discuss with @litsybookclub

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megnews
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Two chapters in. I‘ve always had this thing about kids calling an Aunt or Uncle by their first name only. And something about the development of her relationship with her boyfriend seems a little weird. I‘m sticking with it because I think the bookstore and scavenger hunts will be fun.

Crazeedi I liked the book, but I'm with you about the name thing 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage My sister-in-law and I both will force our nieces to use “Aunt” in our names. But my kids don‘t make their nieces and nephew do it. Bugs me that they don‘t. 1mo
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litsybookclub
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New book, new month! Please join us in reading this month‘s selection. Questions? Ask @Bookworm83 or @Graciouswarriorprincess .

megnews I‘ve been wanting to read this book. What is zoom live? How do you do it? 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @megnews It‘s like FaceTime or Skype. You need to download it, sign up and then 15 minutes before the start of book club, we send a link. Please let me know if you need any help and please join us. 😃 (edited) 1mo
megnews Hmmm... is it on IPhone? I couldn‘t find it 1mo
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Crazeedi This sounds awesome, I read this a few months ago, I wonder if I could still join this? 1mo
tpixie @megnews yes iPhone , iPad, or computer. Think non- iPhone, also 1mo
tpixie @Crazeedi yes! Please do! 15 min before meeting, @litsybookclub will post a link. 1mo
Crazeedi @tpixie thank you!! 1mo
tpixie @Crazeedi ♥️ 1mo
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Daisey
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I listened to a bit more of this book yesterday while waiting for the boat to pick me up and finished it today while working in the garden.

I enjoyed the overall story and the literary connections used throughout as part of Miranda‘s quest to understand her family‘s story. This book is full of characters making and avoiding making difficult decisions, but I appreciated how it all came together in the end.

#audiobook #Hoopla #LitsyBookClub

Kathrin I just finished it too.... super quick read... 1mo
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SoniaC
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Started this one yesterday and am really enjoying it. Oh seriously good pizza too.

Crazeedi Good book and yummy looking pizza! Now my belly is growling! 😍 1mo
SoniaC @Crazeedi yes pizza is life 😂 1mo
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Avidreader25
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Miranda returns to her home when her estranged uncle dies and leaves her a bookstore. Threads of Shakespeare‘s Tempest are worked through the entire book, which I enjoyed. I felt like the big twist at the end was a bit too predictable and it took a long time to get to it. The scavenger hunt was fun, but I didn‘t feel invested in some of the characters relationships. A good read if your expectations aren‘t too high.

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Amymeyerson
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The Bookshop of Yesterdays is out in paperback today! 📖📖📖

tpixie Just finished for #LitsyBookClub! Loved it! Lol you should join us on Zoom! @litsybookclub 2mo
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#BeatleMaynia #Yesterday I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my TBR stack!
@Eggs

Eggs Perfect!! I liked this book❣️ 2mo
ravenlee I thought this one was pretty good, but I expected more from it. I hope you enjoy it more! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl I really liked this one! 2mo
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DoonTheGoon
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Came home from vacation to find this piece of surprise #JB mail from the lovely @Jas16 !!! Thank you!!! 💙

Jas16 I have a copy as well that I am excited to read. I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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My favorite day is exam day because I get to read my book while the students think 😻

Crazeedi Good book! 4mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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I saw this on Instagram and couldn't resist sharing with my fellow Littens. All I want to do is read all day 🙈

Tamra True! 4mo
kstadt929 So true! I really feel this today lol 4mo
sbains1980 Yaaas! So true! 3mo
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whimsy_rainbow
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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Enjoyed this book. It was a nice lighthearted book and a good change from the thrillers I usually read.:)

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Freddie4473
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Even when I'm not working I visit other libraries in the area and end up with books. 🤣

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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. I figured out a major plot point early on (which may not be at all unusual), but it didn‘t keep my from enjoying the narrative in the least. I particularly enjoyed the various book references strewn throughout the story. Fun little read.

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HeatherBlue
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Litsy, I‘ve missed you! This was a crazy week that involved me trying to give up my iPhone and move to android. My husband was all excited to switch, and I honestly thought I could do it. After a few hyperbolic meltdowns, turns out, I can‘t lol. Back to my old iPhone and happily posting here again 🖤

Reggie Yeah, once you‘re comfortable with iPhone it‘s hard to let go. I tried switching to an LG one year and 2 days later I was back to the next iPhone. 5mo
Dragon Glad you‘re back on your iPhone, I love mine 😀🐉 5mo
jb72 I tried to move to android once. It did not work out for me either. I practically threw the phone at the sales guy. 5mo
tpixie iPhone Love 💕 2mo
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collegecatlady
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Sometimes you read a book precisely at the point in your life when you needed to hear what it had to say. I didn‘t expect to have such strong feelings for a book I never would have picked up on my own. The emotions, the concept of forgiveness, and the intrigue of new experiences were all beautiful. Thank you so much @Amymeyerson for writing this spectacular prose and thank you to @Kappadeemom for choosing it for #lmpbc

suvata I felt exactly the same way as you. I‘m going to recommend this book to everyone I know. 5mo
RavenLovelyReads I loved it too! ♥️ ❤️ 5mo
Kappadeemom Awww, glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
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TheClevelander
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Mehso-so

Meh.

akckitty Lol, your review says it all! 5mo
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Eggs
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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💗 just finished The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy
💖 The Bookshop of Yesterdays
💝 everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet

-Yeats
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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collegecatlady
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Starting on my final read for this round of #lmpbc

suvata It‘s a good one. 5mo
C.Perone Really liked this one! Enjoy😊 5mo
RavenLovelyReads It was a wonderful read! 5mo
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suvata
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January 2019 in review. #suvataStats

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice job! 📚💕 5mo
suvata @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you. PS: I love your username 5mo
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Amymeyerson Aw...thanks! This made my day:) 5mo
TheNerdyProfessor I'm impressed by the number of books you read. Sometimes I barely have time for 3-4 books a month. 4mo
suvata @TheNerdyProfessor I‘m retired so I have a lot of time to read. 4mo
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suvata
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All done with my required (by me) January 2019 reading. All of these books were great — not a “stinker” in the bunch.

#MMDBookClub #LMPBC #ReesesBookClub #suvatasPick

Cinfhen Great graphics!! 6mo
suvata @Cinfhen Creating graphics is kind of a hobby of mine. Thanks. 6mo
Cinfhen Is there a specific app you use?? 6mo
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catebutler Love your graphic layout for this, it‘s so organized! 6mo
suvata @Cinfhen For this one I used LiveCollage+ 6mo
suvata @catebutler Thanks 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing the info ❤️😉 6mo
suvata @Cinfhen Anytime 6mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 6mo
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Eggs
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What a delicious novel❣️ @Amymeyerson Thanks for the ride! Read it in one sitting.

Crazeedi Good book! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic ❤️❤️ 6mo
Eggs @Crazeedi Agreed! 6mo
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Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you💞💞 6mo
Amymeyerson I‘m so glad you liked it! Thanks for reading and sharing:) 5mo
Eggs @Amymeyerson 💖💖 5mo
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suvata
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Pickpick

I see that this book has an average rating of between 3 and 4 stars. So why did I give it 5 stars? When I was just a few chapters in, I found out that my aunt had unexpectedly passed away. At that point I didn‘t feel like reading anything at all. After a few days, I picked it back up and it spoke to me so deeply and helped me deal with my grief in ways I had never anticipated. A perfect example of a book finding me just when I needed it most.

Lcsmcat I‘m sorry about your aunt. ❤️ 6mo
suvata @Lcsmcat Thanks. So sad but part of life. 😢 6mo
irre Sorry about your loss 💕 6mo
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suvata @irre Thank you 6mo
Amymeyerson 💙💙💙I‘m so glad it helped with your loss! So sorry to hear about your aunt. 5mo
suvata @Amymeyerson ♥️ 5mo
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suvata
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So very true. :(

TheBookStacker I want to read this!! 6mo
suvata @TheBookStacker I think it‘s really good 6mo
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suvata
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I sure am making a mess reading and listening to this book, but I sure am loving it. I love that it‘s a family drama but it‘s also got a mystery within. I have so much to do right now but all I really want to do is sit down and finish this book. #LMPBC - Round 4 - Group M.

catebutler This sounds like such a great book! Loved your comments about your reading experience. 6mo
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Jaimelire
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I give this book a so-so because I figured out the plot twist/family secret very early on. So it kind of took away from my enjoyment of the book. On to the next one!

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suvata
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Starting this one for #LMPBC tonight. The blurb on the inside cover makes it sound so interesting.

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#LMPBC Round 004 - Group M
@RavenLovelyReads @suvata @Collegecatlady @Kappadeemom

I got the January book today. It may have taken a little longer than it should have because it had to be forwarded from my old address to my new address. I just wanted to let @RavenLovelyReads know that it arrived. Can‘t wait to get started on it.

ItsAngel @suvata when will the next round start? I was MIA for a while and missed out on the current one. 😊 6mo
suvata @ItsAngel The next round will start on March 1. We will start picking groups in the middle of February. I hope you can join us for Round 5. (edited) 6mo
ItsAngel @suvata I definitely plan to! 6mo
suvata @ItsAngel 👏👏👏 6mo
suvata @RavenLovelyReads I just sent you an email with the correct information. 6mo
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ravenlee
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson

I can‘t find the original posts! Can I join in on #booked2019 ? @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

What do I need to do for the challenge? I finished this #newtoyouauthor and would love to take a stab at the rest!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I just tagged you on my original post. Excited you‘re joining us! 6mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Welcome 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
ravenlee Thank you! I did the online form and am really looking forward to this challenge! @BarbaraTheBibliophage (edited) 6mo
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Cinfhen Hi! I couldn‘t find your post/ book for #NewToYouAuthor ~ just want to make sure we track it properly 💕 6mo
ravenlee @Cinfhen I didn‘t use the hashtag on the review post, but it‘s the tagged book. 6mo
Cinfhen Perfect!! Thanks 🤓 6mo
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ravenlee
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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Kind of a meh book for me. I enjoyed the scavenger hunt aspect but had the twist figured out very early on. The relationship with Jay never made sense to me and I don‘t get why Miranda didn‘t seek out Lee right away. Book 4 of 2019.

mreads Good review that's pretty much what I thought too 😀 6mo
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ravenlee
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson

Halfway through and I can‘t figure out WTH Miranda is doing with Jay. He seems like a real ass, and she seems pretty passive and insecure in the relationship.

It‘s making it hard for me to focus on the mystery.

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1-4-19: My 1st finished book of 2019! This one was really lovely. I really enjoyed it. 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣

Amymeyerson Thanks for sharing! So glad you liked it:) 6mo
GidgetsTreasures75 @Amymeyerson Wow!! Thank you! It was such a great story and it kept me engaged and truly surprised. I love when that happens. Can‘t wait to read more of your work!! 6mo
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Deborah42
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Miranda idolizes her Uncle Billy, a seismologist who owns a bookstore. After Billy and her mom have a fight, he disappears from their lives. Sixteen years later, he dies and leaves his failing bookshop to Miranda, along with a clue that will take her on one last scavenger hunt. As Miranda gets closer to the truth about a big family secret, she also takes a hard look at what she wants from her life.

I love books about books/bookstores.

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ravenlee
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I just gave this book to a friend‘s son for Christmas and he was so excited to start solving the mystery - then I came across this passage today.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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1-3-19: Wonderful quotes about reading 💖📚📖

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RavenLovelyReads
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This #LMPBC round four participant is passing along her December book. It was a super fun read- I totally enjoyed it. @suvata it‘s heading your way 😃

suvata Can‘t wait 😊 7mo
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belacat
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Three shopping days until Christmas. No stress, no stress.

Leftcoastzen 👍👏❤️🎁📖 7mo
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wordslinger42
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I just got this from my library! Can't wait to dive in 📚 #blameitonlitsy

Amymeyerson Enjoy! 7mo
wordslinger42 @Amymeyerson Thank you so much 😊 7mo
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