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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman | Lindy West
'Lindy West is an essential (and hilarious) voice for women. Her talent and bravery have made the Internet a place I actually want to be.' Lena Dunham'For me, Lindy West is part of the Lady Mount Rushmore that includes Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler.' Caitlin MoranGuardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, terror-stricken teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible. Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it! That cripplingly shy girl, who refused to make a sound, grew up to be one of the loudest, shrillest, most fearless feminazis on the internet, making a living speaking up for what's right instead of what's 'cool'.In Shrill, Lindy recounts how she went from being the butt of people's jokes, to telling her own brand of jokes - ones that come with a meaningful agenda and aren't at someone else's expense. She reveals the obstacles and misogyny she's had to overcome to make herself heard, in a society that doesn't believe women (especially fat women and feminists) can ever be funny. A catalyst for conversation, West also addresses some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at social injustice, racism, fat-shaming, twitter-trolling and even rape culture, unpicking the bullshit and calling out unpalatable truths with conviction, intelligence and a large dose of her trademark black humour.
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Late post #friyayintro @howjessreads

1. Like every essay collection, I liked some more than others. Still, it‘s essential reading for #feminists and people who‘ve been #trolled.
2. Turning back time temporarily / time travel
3. Scorpio
4. Work, gym, laundry, reading, Mindhunter—pretty exciting, right?
5. 👊🏻📚♥️

MicheleinPhilly I just found out yesterday that the lead in Mindhunter (the younger one) is from Lancaster! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MicheleinPhilly I know—he gets all kinds of press out here. Maybe I‘m six degrees of famous ... 🤪 4w
Crazeedi Hey I'm a Scorpio too😊 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi Yay! Almost bday time ... 🤪 3w
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage I say it's my birthday month! And Orion in the night sky 3w
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nomadreader
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This has been on my TBR for way too long

Megabooks It‘s great! 2mo
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I decided to watch TV tonight because I know I'll be reading all weekend for #24in48 . This is an excellent book, and the show is fabulous too! I guess I'll have to keep Hulu around for season 2.

Susannah I need to watch this! I loved the book. 2mo
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MelindaOtt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ve been wanting to read this one for a while—unfortunately, so did everyone else in my library system. But, I finally got it and it was worth the wait! I will say that it wasn‘t quite what I was expecting after watching the series. It‘s bolder in many ways, and definitely thought provoking. As an essay collection, it‘s good for those who may not have long stretches of time to devote to reading.

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KatieDid927
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Such a fun idea, @Cinfhen I had a harder time than I thought narrowing it down to 6! #Top6Reads

MarriedtoMrT Loved My Sister the Serial Killer! ❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen And I‘ve been eyeing 3mo
Megabooks Shrill is really good! 5⭐️ for me, too! 3mo
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mrozzz
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This feels so right. 🙌🏻

catiewithac I really liked this book! I hope you do, too! :) 3mo
Melissa_J I like your mug 👌🏻 3mo
mrozzz @catiewithac loving it so far! 3mo
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mrozzz @Melissa_J thank you!! 🙌🏻 3mo
CoffeeK8 Like the mug! 3mo
KatieDid927 🤗 3mo
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Jilly6183
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This was fantastic!

readordierachel Agreed! 3mo
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perfectlywinged
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I laughed so hard while reading this; it was just like reading her Jezebel articles.

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KatieDid927
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CareBear 😍😱😍 4mo
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KatieDid927
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May wrap-up! 💃🏻 #maywrapup

j9brown Nice! 👏 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Very well done! 💖📚💖 4mo
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KatieDid927
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Actually mad at myself for not reading this sooner. It‘s that good.

PaperbackPirate My niece got this book for me and I loved it. My biggest Of course! was the chapter about airplane seats. 4mo
KatieDid927 @PaperbackPirate Omg too real. Flying fat is the wooooorst. 4mo
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LauraBytheBook
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My April reading wrap up video is now available to watch on YouTube. The link is: https//youtu.be/HYh1wxqNm4E

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Can‘t recommend this enough. It was on my list before the Hulu show, but the show definitely prompted me to read it and didn‘t steer me astray. I could relate so much to many parts and Lindy West gives me some hope for our future 👏👏 We need more voices like hers!

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FeministBookClub
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Diving into our May book of the month! See all the ways you can join us at feministbookclub.com/shop

readordierachel Love this book so much ❤ 4mo
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Julz422
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Ending Spring Break the way that it started: reading on the roof ☀️

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FeministBookClub
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So excited to reveal the May box! We‘ve teamed up with @Bookartbookmarks + Glee Gum + Parchment Nail Polish + Planned Parenthood this month. Plus we‘re reading the fabulous book Shrill by Lindy West. Head to feministbookclub.com/shop to explore all our options. Snag the full subscription box, or get in on the book-only option, or even join our virtual membership option! Can‘t wait to meet you.

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FeministBookClub
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Our members suggested titles for our May book of the month and then we voted. Shrill by Lindy West is our winner! Join over 100 badass women around the world this month by subscribing to the Feminist Book Club today - feministbookclub.com/shop
#bookclub

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Nessavamusic
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1. Tagged, listening to “The Bridge Kingdom” by Danielle Jensen
2. “Simply Unforgettable” by Mary Balogh
3. Blue
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Carissa-Green-Reads

What a wonderful coincidence: Just a couple of weeks after I read “Shrill,” This American Life replays one of the episodes that introduced me to Lindy West. 💚❤️

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The_Real_Nani
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I picked this book up because my sister told me to watch the show on Hulu, and it was floundering on my TBR. I was laughing from the opening lines, but that laughter quickly turned into a sort of wry acceptance that this is not funny ha-ha, but sometimes-humor-is-the-only-way-through funny. With her deep dive into fatness, I couldn‘t help but contrast it with Hunger by Roxane Gay, which is not funny-anything, but the themes are similar.

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I really appreciate Lindy West‘s candor and ability to be so raw in her writing. At times, this book was funny and there were other points where it was honest and hard and very relatable. She talks about being a woman and image and fighting to break through in a career that is dominated by men. I found this to be very inspiring and well written. Definitely worth reading.

whippoorwill815 I love this book! 5mo
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Brie
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Loved this collection of feminist essays! Some were more serious, but some were laugh out loud funny, with a wide range of topics. I haven‘t seen the show yet, but I might watch an episode after having read this.

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This is even funnier because I did want to be Sally Ride when I was a kid. (Until I saw the shuttle explode on TV... 😬)

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The_Real_Nani
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My sister was telling me about this new show on Hulu called Shrill and it sounded so familiar to me. Lo and behold, it‘s been floundering on my TBR for months. Not anymore! Also, I find it impossible to check out JUST one book from the library. Wasn‘t That a Time is an compelling-sounding book about Pete Seeger and The Weavers during the political hot mess of the 60s. I also put Time Bandit on hold, thanks to that tip from @bookishkris !

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BookofWords
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I can‘t keep up w any over the weekend reading challenges w 2 young boys. But I am always squeezing in good books. Up next...

rretzler It won‘t be long before you can. I used to have 2 small boys - now I have a 17 yo and a 14 yo. Don‘t worry about the reading, enjoy the boys while you can. 😝 We read together every night until my 17 yo started HS and I miss that a lot! 5mo
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This is great & I‘m so glad I read it shortly after reading Good & Mad. These books have caused me to look not only at myself but at how I‘ve judged other women for being strong, mad, fat, shrill, & all the other labels that get thrown out there as unacceptable for a woman. Lindy does a great job of firing her reader up & giving no quarter while still remaining true & vulnerable. A great read!

riversong153 I‘m reading good and mad. I‘ve been angry all week! I feel seen while reading this but I‘m raging too! 😡 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @riversong153 I was the same way! These two are such a good pair to get you fired up! 5mo
readordierachel This book! ❤ 5mo
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Julz422
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Been wanting to read this for a while. Seemed like a good time to pick it up after watching the Aidy Bryant iteration recently on Hulu 👌🙌

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BlameJennyJane
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I‘m having a Shrill hangover. I binged the series last weekend and STILL all I can think about is how I want to live life in a world where all of these women are my besties. ❤️

KathyWheeler I loved that show! I want more. 6mo
BlameJennyJane @KathyWheeler me too! It‘s unlike anything I have ever seen before. 💛💛 6mo
flying_monkeys Heck, I‘d be stoked for a pool (or beach!) like in that episode. And I too binged it. Great show on many levels! (edited) 6mo
BlameJennyJane @flying_monkeys yes!!! That whole scene I was like, “Ah, my people!!!” 👙 6mo
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I am reading this to satisfy the #SocialMediaFocus prompt for #booked2019. I can seriously only stomach a single essay a day because the entire Internet (with the exception of Litsy) is a raging dumpster fire. 🤬

FreeReadAndWrite Litsy does seem to be the only sanctuary left. I just came back to here after hanging out on bookstagram, it gets bleak. I get sad there. But I like taking pretty photos. * sigh * 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto The internet is a dumpster fire. It‘s gross. 6mo
Erinreadsthebooks Agreed. I 💜Litsy. I can stomach about five minutes of Instagram every other day or so. If it‘s not on Litsy, I don‘t see it and I‘m okay with that 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
saresmoore Amen, sister. I thought Lindy West killed it with this book, though. I loved it. 6mo
Bklover You said it! Agreed. 6mo
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JHgotham
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Omg yes. This is about “Shrill” but it‘s a Salon piece

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JHgotham
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I gave up on the book soon in. But a family member watched the show and now I‘m thinking I should give it a second look. Episode 1 I already saw some similarities in my life.

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SW-T
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Interesting interview with Lindy West on turning Shrill into a show for Hulu.

https://www.salon.com/2019/03/20/lindy-wests-fearless-revolution-on-creating-shr...

#screenadaptation

CaliforniaCay I just watched all the episodes on hulu, loved them! Definitely wanna read the book! 6mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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I‘m enjoying this a lot. And also I‘m upset while watching this too.

How is everyone else doing with it?

Kimberlone I binged the whole thing with my BFF this weekend! I really enjoyed it, but there are definitely some hard parts to watch. 6mo
Julsmarshall Amazing, so well done but definitely hard to watch in parts. close to home, you know? I will say that the pool scene is one of the most moving things I‘ve ever witnessed on television. Wow. 6mo
JamieArc It was refreshing. I saw things in these episodes I‘ve never seen portrayed on the screen so authentically. I‘m only upset there are only 6 episodes! 6mo
Leftcoastzen I read the book ,really liked the show, difficult at times ,but I think the authenticity was worth the tough parts.Hope there will be more . 6mo
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Snuggling in for the rest of the night with harry, Ron and Hermione. Loving on southern tiers cinnamon roll.

Also, I just finished the first episode of Shrill on hulu and it hit me with all the feels. Being a girl overweight growing up, the main character really hit home on the thoughts she has in regards to her self image and body. Has anyone read the book?

BlameJennyJane I loved the book and binged the show myself. I just love love loved it! I think I liked the show more than the book... the fat girl pool party... 💖💖💖💖 6mo
vkois88 I didn't know it was based on a book! I need to find it... I started to watch the first episode but had to turn it off when LO woke up. It definitely hit me hard, especially as I'm on the path to get healthy 6mo
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Aimeesue
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The ebook‘s on sale today in the US, timed to coincide with the drop of the Hulu series. It‘s a fabulous read and you should definitely get it.
#KindleDeal
#womenshistorymonth

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ohyeahthatgirl
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It sounds so dramatic, but Shrill gave me faith in myself again. I just sobbed (with joy!) through the first episode of Hulu's adaptation. Hearing someone on screen deal with their body image and self worth issues is still so important.

Photo of Nero, who is chubby and proud.

BlameJennyJane I can‘t wait to dive into the series this weekend! Happy to hear it‘s good! 6mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 I have a chubster orange cat too. 6mo
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Since I have a reading day planned for tomorrow, I‘m spending my Friday night binging Shrill. I am finding it so refreshing and doing some much-needed laughing out loud. Anyone else watching?

merelybookish Not yet but I plan to!! 6mo
JoScho I want to! I know Samantha Irby is involved and I love her! 6mo
JamieArc @JoScho I saw Samantha Irby‘s name in the credits! I haven‘t read anything by her but she‘s been on my TBR. I really like the writing on the show, so I‘m probably going to place some hold on her books tomorrow 😊 6mo
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wanderinglynn Since Samantha Irby is involved, I will now. I loved her book 6mo
Leftcoastzen I may be watching at any moment! 😂 6mo
Bookcation74 Started it last night - loving it!! 6mo
BooksForEmpathy This is the best part of the show. Loved this scene!! 6mo
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I just started this today and so far I am finding it incredibly empowering! ??

"Women matter. Women are half of us. When you raise every woman to believe that we are insignificant, that we are broken, that we are sick, and the only cure is starvation and restraint and smallness, and keep us shackled by shame, that moves the rudder of the world. It keeps us adrift in waters where women's humanity is secondary to men's pleasure and convenience."

Leftcoastzen I really liked it . 6mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen It's amazing. I feel like I need to order a copy to keep because I need to own this book! 💕 6mo
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Happy belated #InternationalWomensDay! I'm sharing some of my favorite bad-ass female authors, including Lindy West, who (very comically) reminded us all that abortion is normal, it's ok to be fat, & women don't have to be nice to you. ❤️ It should probably be required reading in sociology of gender courses

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REPollock
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Next audiobook.

abbielistenstobooks She reads this one herself- I love it when they do that! 7mo
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Megabooks
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Oh how I wish I could be as brave as Lindy! I am happy that she is one of the women changing the framing of rape in comedy. I am overjoyed that she is proud to be fat because I am one of the women she makes feel more beautiful. I can‘t wait for her next book this spring! 5⭐️

#nonfiction2019 #somethinginspirational

britt_brooke Meg, may I ask what book you used for “from another POV”? I‘m trying to gauge if what I‘m planning to use makes sense. 7mo
Megabooks @britt_brooke I used this one. There were so many examples of how black people (students and professors) were treated differently - on college campuses in particular. Especially black men. Plus his upbringing was entirely different from mine. I feel like I was too dumb and immature to think about how people were treated when I was actually in college. I‘m glad I‘ve gone back and thought about it. Hope this helps! 7mo
8little_paws @Megabooks that book is amazing! 7mo
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Megabooks @8little_paws It totally is! Kiese follows me on Twitter!!! 🎉😁😱 I posted to him how grateful I was to read Heavy and HtSKYaOiA. Both are fantastic books! 7mo
Weaponxgirl Just so you know, of course you are beautiful! 7mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks! Very helpful. I was thinking of using The Trauma Cleaner and I think it works as well. PS. I read Heavy recently and loved it. 7mo
Megabooks @Weaponxgirl Thank you! ☺️ 7mo
Megabooks @britt_brooke From the description I read from @Cinfhen, I‘d 100% agree! 7mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! 7mo
Cinfhen I read this last year and thought she was really entertaining and insightful. A few essays were a bit over the top but that‘s her “shtick” 7mo
Cinfhen I think I used Hillbilly Elegy for my another POV @britt_brooke 7mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen That‘s helpful, too - thanks! I feel good about my choice now for sure. You ladies are the best! @Megabooks 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I thought she struck a pretty good humor balance. I‘m excited to see what‘s next for her. 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen @britt_brooke I think the two of you are pretty fantastic! 🤗🤗💙 7mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks 🥰🤗😙 7mo
Cinfhen Awww, feel the same way about you, Meg 😘😘 7mo
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Loved her voice and her take on everything from rape culture to the loss of a parent. Am so hyped for the new show on Hulu inspired by this collection!
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I really need to relisten to this, both because of the series and also other books I‘ve read recently. 7mo
rabbitprincess I've had this book on my on-deck pile forever! Really must read it. 7mo
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Megabooks
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Hey y‘all! I‘m having a lengthier recovery than usual after my procedure Tuesday. All I feel like doing is lying around, watching QVC and reading funny books! I‘m also happy that my two diverse middle grade books came in from the library for #booked2019. 🤗📚

DivineDiana Take care of yourself! ❤️ 7mo
Naj Hope you feel better soon. 💜💜 7mo
Megabooks @DivineDiana Thank you! 😊 7mo
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Megabooks @Naj Thank you! 💜💙 7mo
Crazeedi Get well wishes coming your way! 7mo
Dragon Wishing you a speedy recovery! 💐 7mo
Megabooks @Crazeedi Thank you!! 💕 7mo
Megabooks @Dragon Thank you!! 💜😊💙 7mo
AlaMich Feel better and enjoy Meaty!! 7mo
CarolynM Hope you're up and around again soon💐 7mo
Megabooks @AlaMich Thanks! 🤗 Samantha Irby is great! 7mo
Megabooks @CarolynM Thank you! 💜💙 7mo
Cinfhen Sorry you haven‘t been feeling well!!! Are u still up for our #MonkeyGod buddyread???? 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I haven‘t forgotten! I generally feel quite a bit better after a week, so a start date Wednesday or after would be good. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 7mo
Cinfhen Great!! So maybe next Thursday or Friday we can start ?? Nothing has to be set in stone 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen That sounds perfect!! 7mo
Reviewsbylola I hope your recovery is going well! 7mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Thank you! I am much better now. 7mo
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