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Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe | Heather Webber
91 posts | 73 read | 93 to read
Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Caf. It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the caf and settle her grandmothers estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her fathers side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody cant stop talking about. As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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DebinHawaii
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#BookMoods

I have so many foodie books with #FoodOnTheCover but here are a few of my favorite images that draw me in & make me hungry. 😋

Eggs Love all these covers!! 4mo
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peanutnine
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I loved this one! Small town cozy vibes with a sprinkle of magic and a good dose of family drama
#roaringwolf mother @Roary47 @Littlewolf1

SilversReviews LOVED this book!! 4mo
peanutnine @SilversReviews it was so good!! 4mo
SilversReviews @peanutnine It was. 😊 4mo
Roary47 Sounds like a great book! 🥰 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Bailedbailed

I feel like I should give this more of a chance since it‘s for book club, but I can just tell I‘m not going to enjoy it. The characters don‘t compel me and I feel like it‘s already told me everything that‘s going to happen, so I don‘t even want to check the ending. There‘s nothing wrong with this book at all—it‘s just not my thing.

shanaqui Aww, someone else had made it sound mildly interesting, so I was a tiny bit curious. 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I went to the grocery store for one object and the library for one hold. The grocery store didn‘t have what I needed, so it‘s totally OK that I actually got three books, right? #libraryhaul

shanaqui Obviously! What could be wrong with that logic? :D 4mo
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Allthebookclubs
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Okay first of all, I LOVE all the double names! I‘ve been going by Jamie Lynn for 22 years now. There‘s just enough of a touch of magical realism, one of my newfound favorite genres. This was a warm story about family, forgiveness, and finding peace. Set in a small, whimsical Alabama mountain town where there aren‘t many secrets, there are many misguided opinions, and enemy lines are slowly erased. Book #19 in 2022

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Jolynne
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Mehso-so

I choose this because of the title and the cover, but nothing else stirred my soul.

nichollinlove The whole "don't judge a book by it's cover" really does have a reverse effect with this one. I think I may have expected too much from this story and got less than I wanted. 7mo
Jolynne My thoughts exactly. 7mo
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Skeeterisme
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Love

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Jody3
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With it's captivating blend of magical realism, romance, small-town charm and true-to-life characters, this story is nothing short of enchanting, endearing, and compelling, and one which captured me from the very moment I began reading.

Author, Heather Webber has created a memorable narrative that will bring you joy and tears. You will fall in love with the town, its characters, and all that is... Wicklow. A must read!

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peacegypsy
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I listened to this on audio and delighted in the narration. It‘s just good storytelling with a Southern twist and a small-town tale that you can‘t help but enjoy.

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ProudBookNerd
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Sweet story, no big surprises. A nice, easy read that doesn't require a ton of focus. A little magic, a little romance, some family drama, a small town with quirky residents who give the place some flavor. It was a good book to curl up with at night after a few long stressful days of work. It gave me the urge to want to learn how to bake pies, a perfect activity for the winter.

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ozma.of.oz
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Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn !

1. 📕 The Bone Shard Emperor, 📗 Second Hand Curses, 🎧 Wintersmith
2. Fresh bread! Any kind! 🥖
3. I really liked this book!

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

wanderinglynn I love home baked bread. 😋 10mo
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DebinHawaii
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Finished this last week for my virtual foodie bookclub & enjoyed it. There‘s nothing new but the comfort of second chances, family drama, small southern towns with quirky citizens, a little magic, some romance & lots of food—especially zucchini & the famed magical blackbird pie. It made me smile & made me tear up.

My book-inspired dish is Easy Weeknight Comfort Red Beans & Rice—nothing new or fancy but good. Review & recipe are linked below:

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DebinHawaii
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I am hosting this round of my blogger virtual foodie book club & I have barely started my book pick & it‘s due on 9/30. 😱 Trying to get some reading in over my earlier brunch-in-bed of tomato pesto focaccia & an egg in puff pastry (I‘m sure it has a name but I forget). The cute avocado toast squishable is from my friend as a cheer-up from a tough few weeks gift. Isn‘t he adorable?! 🤗 #mellowsunday

AmyG Ha…he‘s great! 13mo
LeahBergen That avocado toast! ❤️ 13mo
JenReadsAlot I love everything about this picture! Great book! 13mo
Leftcoastzen 🥑toast is so cute! 13mo
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BookBosomed1
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❤️: This is a sweet book. It‘s a combination of magical realism, romance, and idealistic, small-town charm.

📣: I recommend this book for fans of Fannie Flag blogs, such as Fried Green Tomatoes. If you‘re looking for a cozy, easy read, you‘ll likely enjoy this book. Don‘t expect it to be the work od a literary genius. Accept it for what it is - a lovely read to accompany a cuppa while wearing a big, fuzzy sweater.

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BookBosomed1
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Happy Day 3 #LitsySummerCamp -Craft Day hosted by @ImperfectCJ. I am not sure canning is considered a “craft,” but it definitely is a skill. For the past two summers, I have been picking produce on a family friend‘s farm. He gets 1/2 of it for the Farmer‘s Market and I get 1/2 of it for canning. I love the entire process!

Chrissyreadit That‘s pretty awesome 👏 (edited) 1y
Deblovestoread Definitely a craft. I use to can peaches and pears. So good! 1y
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BookBosomed1 @Kdgordon88 yum! I want to try jams this summer. We will see if time and energy allows. 1y
DivineDiana One day.🤞🏻 I remember my Mom and her canning projects. Wish she were here to teach me. 💗 14mo
BookBosomed1 @DivineDiana it‘s so helpful to have someone to show how to do it. I wish I would‘ve asked my grandma while she was alive but I‘m grateful that another fam member is showing me how. ❤️ 14mo
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BookBosomed1
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Chuckled aloud reading this passage. Growing up in Arkansas, I can relate. Complaining & sweet tea plus a side of Bless My Heart is the surefire remedy. 😂

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BookBosomed1
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After the last book‘s heaviness, I need something a bit whimsical and magical without being too precious. Hoping this book from my TBR shelf meets the criteria. What are you reading this week? #reading

SilversReviews LOVED this book. 1y
BookBosomed1 @SilversReviews yea! Glad to hear it. 1y
SilversReviews @BookBosomed1 ENJOY…FAB photo too. 1y
BookBosomed1 @SilversReviews thank you! Enjoying it so far. 1y
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erank58
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Practical Magic meets Cold Sassy Tree 😊

Geez, it's been forever since my last post--reading slumps are the worst 😓 But nothing like a nice light read to ease back into my summer book goals!

I tried this last year and put it down. So glad I gave it another go! It's very light on the magical realism (I almost wish it leaned more into the fantastical elements) but overall this was a breezy and heartfelt read that anyone could enjoy. 3.5⭐

wanderinglynn This is on my TBR. Hope you‘re coming out of your slump. Reading slumps are the worst. 💚 1y
erank58 @wanderinglynn yes they are 😪 hoping to be over the hill! Hope you enjoy this one! 1y
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CoffeeNBooks
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#JulyJourneys #ListeningDay
I really enjoyed the audiobook of this one! 🎧
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

JenReadsAlot Great book! 1y
Eggs Cover Love!! 1y
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rebbyj
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Good story

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peaknit
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Good for a little magical realism and on sale today!

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Jas16
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A good choice when you want a book that is light and cozy. After her grandmother passes according to the will Anna Kate must run her cafe for a couple months before heading off into her planned future. However the town of Wicklow has a way of making people want to stay. A charming cast of characters, magical realism, and lots of pie make this a book that is easy to sink into.
#booked2021 #bakedgoodsoncover

Cinfhen Clever review ☺️ 2y
JenReadsAlot I loved this book! 2y
readordierachel This review and cover are making me hungry :) 2y
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LaraReads
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Two things that I adore: pie & birds! But still, without #booked2021 #bakedgoodsoncover I probably never would have picked this one up. Magical realism is a genre that is pretty out of the ordinary for me. But it was a light, airy, and fun read too, so I quite enjoyed it!

Jas16 I just started reading this one this morning for the same prompt! 2y
LaraReads @Jas16 I hope you enjoy it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I live birdhouses 🐦 2y
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Kboltz
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Southern novel, blackbirds come out at midnight and if you eat the blackbird pie you will have dreams of past relatives. Two families that have heard gossip about each other come together. I read the entire book and it was cute but I truly don‘t get the bird part!😜🧐

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Monyca
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I'm thinking about abandoning these blackbirds. I'm at chapter 10, about 1/3 in, according to my Kindle I have 4.5 hours left, and I'm just not into it. I usually finish every book unless it's really offending me or something. And this book is fine but just not that interesting... I just can't see giving another 4 hours of my time to something I'm not enjoying when there are so many other books waiting for me out there! I'll decide today.

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Mesica25
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Was like reading a Hallmark movie

Kboltz Exactly!!! Instead of cookies and snow there are blackbirds! 2y
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Jas16
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@CBee Thank you much for the surprise gift Cydney! This looks like it will be perfect to curl up on a rainy winter day. I am so lucky to have your friendship.

CBee You‘re welcome! 😁 Happy holidays, my friend! @Jas16 (edited) 2y
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KathyWheeler
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Today‘s walk and listen. #audiowalk

Bklover How are you liking the book? 2y
KathyWheeler @Bklover So far I‘m enjoying it. 2y
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KathyWheeler
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I made a decision that Midnight at the Blackbird Cage would be my walking book. So far I‘m enjoying it. I walked in the botanical gardens this afternoon. They had some damage from both Sally and Zeta, but it wasn‘t extensive. #audiowalk

Freespirit Looks like a lovely walk 2y
KathyWheeler @Freespirit It is. Our botanical garden is small but beautiful. 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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I loved this book! I already adored her cozy magical mysteries written under Heather Blake, but this book is Southern magic at it's best! The book sits happily on my shelf next to Sarah Addison Allen's novels, and that feels right.

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Jeannineth
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Reading plans next week #spookathon

CoffeeNBooks I loved Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe! I listened to the audiobook and it was fabulous! 2y
daisyheadmaesie I thought Devil in the White City was a great read! 2y
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Avanders
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I also had a bit of a spoil-me, treat yo‘shelf time at Barnes today... 🤗🤗

A little bit of magic 🔮, a little bit of love 💘, a little bit of horror... 💀🖤💀🖤💀

#bookhaul #treatyoshelf #treatyoself

Leftcoastzen Now and then , you just have to do it! 2y
Jess Oh, is that The Return in paperback? I‘ve been waiting for it. Nice haul! 2y
Chrissyreadit Glad you did! 2y
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AutumnRLS I'm reading The Return before the end of the month! It's in the mail on its way to my house! 2y
Avanders @Leftcoastzen @Chrissyreadit 😘😘 @Jess yes! I saw it sitting there on the table... I just had to have it. 😁 I hadn‘t heard of it before... it sounds intriguing! @AutumnRLS exciting!! 👏🏽👏🏽 2y
daisyheadmaesie Yesss Things in Jars is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, too!! Hmmm.. Is a buddy read in order? 😏😏 2y
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Crysboehne
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An excellent read with great character development of humans, animals, and plants (I cried over the zucchini). I adore a good southern novel with food, love, friendship, and mystery. I wish for more history on the cafe, Zee, and the blackbirds, but am happy with what I was given. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me!

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Laughterhp
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📕Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
🖊Sarah MacLean
📺Murdoch Mysteries
🎤Muse
🎶Mindset - Every Avenue

#ManicMonday #LetterM

JoScho Thanks for playing ♥️😊 2y
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webhau1
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I enjoyed this book. I liked meeting the town and the people. I have seen words like whimsical and charming in other reviews and I would have to agree. Nice way to start the weekend off by finishing this book. Such a party animal lol📚☕️

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melrailey
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Loved this audiobook!

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BookNAround
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If you‘re in need of a charming book filled with a gentle, light magical realism, family secrets, and figuring out where and with whom you belong, this whimsical book is for you. It was on my #newyearwhodis list from @Laughterhp Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2020/05/review-midnight-at-blackbird-cafe-by.ht...

@monalyisha

NenaB Loved it!!! 2y
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RoxyWilde
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Sometimes a lazy day is a great day.

ErinSBecker Awwwwww! I love it! Thank you for sharing 🥰🥰 2y
SW-T Awwww🥰 2y
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Tex2Flo
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1. used to live in Texas (nicknamed Tex) and I moved 2 Florida (no name change).
2. Process owner & trainer for a giant company
3. Not much different; have worked from home for almost 20 years.
4. tagged--magical realnesss in the deep south.
5. Just found a virtual art project directed by my local museum to take my mind off stuff.
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#allaboutme

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the story of your handle!! 2y
Sharpeipup Fun name. Where did you live in both states? 2y
Tex2Flo @Sharpeipup In south Texas, between Houston and Galveston. In north Texas, in Dallas. In Florida, Hollywood. 2y
Sharpeipup I was born in Dallas & now live in Central Florida...what a small world! 2y
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EChata
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“Careful now, darlin‘. Too thick and the crust won‘t cook through. No one wants a soggy-bottomed pie. Soggy bottoms are always unfortunate.” Shades of Mary Berry, anyone? #greatbritishbakeoff

ozma.of.oz That same thought goes through my head whenever I‘m baking something! 😂 3y
EChata @ozma.of.oz ME TOO!!! 3y
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abookishbutterfly
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March Wrap Up! Ordinarily I would hold out for the hope of finishing one more book before the month ends but I know I won‘t be finishing any books today. May as well do my wrap up! I finished these books in March and enjoyed most of them. I did DNF a few not pictured here but there‘s no need call them out! Here are my March ratings:

A Good Girl‘s Guide to Murder ~ 3 stars

Emma in the Night ~ 4 stars

Continued in comments ⬇️ #marchwrapup

abookishbutterfly
Woman on the Edge ~ 2 stars

Hollywood Park ~ 5 stars

The Liar‘s Daughter ~ 4 stars

The One and Only Ivan ~ 5 stars

The Broken Girls ~ 3.5 stars

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe ~ 4.5 stars

Parade ~ 3 stars

How was your March? Did you read any good books? What were your favorites?
3y
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Readswithcoffee
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I really liked this audiobook. A sweet story about Anna Kate who moves to Wicklow, Alabama following her grandmother‘s death to run her cafe, per the will. Love the characters, love the premise. Thanks again to Scribd!

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EChata
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MrsBibliophile
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I really enjoyed this book! The characters are well developed, likable and relatable. The plot is easy to follow without being obvious.

Then the day I finished reading it, I was driving through downtown Russelville, Kentucky when I saw this black bird sitting in the cemetery.

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abookishbutterfly
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#20thingsaboutme (part 1)

1. I drive a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.
2. I have 5 living ferrets ~ Annabel, Josie, Delilah,
Jude, and Ashton ~ And 2
that still reside in my heart ~ Corbin and Elliot.
3. I got married in a bookstore.
4. I own a small online secondhand store.
5. I struggle with C-PTSD, major depression,
and generalized anxiety disorder.
6. My favorite food is chili.
7. I have a 19 year old daughter and an 18 year old son.

abookishbutterfly 8. I like to paint my nails so I won‘t bite them.
9. I like vintage things.
10. I write poetry. Sometimes I write short stories, too.
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CBee Ferrets are so great ❤️ 3y
abookishbutterfly @CBee Yes, they are! They‘re so entertaining! 3y
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Susanita Married in a bookstore! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
CBee @Butterflyamore we run a pet sitting business and we‘ve cared for ferrets before. Just once, but it was so fun! 3y
abookishbutterfly @CBee Pet sitting business sounds like fun, in general! But I‘m sure it keeps you very busy! 3y
abookishbutterfly @Susanita It was such a dream come true experience. I still can‘t believe it was my reality! 😂 3y
CBee @Butterflyamore it does! We are mostly behind the scenes now, but still super busy. Well, except the outbreak is really hurting our business 🙁 3y
abookishbutterfly @CBee I‘m sorry. 😥 3y
CBee @Butterflyamore thank you. It‘ll get better! 3y
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peaknit
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2.99 on Kindle today, good deal!