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Holiday Swap
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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'The perfect antidote to the winter blues...a sweet, funny and compelling tale that makes you wonder exactly what your life would be like if you just had the nerve to try and change it' - Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Christmas at the Comfort Food CafeTwo women, two very different lives - one perfect solution to escape festive heartbreak!Tucked away in the idyllic English countryside, Daisy Fischer's cosy little cottage has always been her safe haven. But when her completely dependable boyfriend issues her an ultimatum, Daisy realises there's a whole world out there she's missing out on.Florence Cortes's life couldn't be better - gorgeous apartment right on the beach, fabulous job and dreamy boyfriend, or so she thought. Suddenly, Flo's life isn't so perfect after all.When the girls house swap for the holidays, it's not long before Daisy is being distracted by sun, sea and sexy Javier while Flo finds herself snowbound for Christmas with only handsome neighbour Hugo and a house full of animals to keep her company.Love actually does seem to be all around this Christmas, but in the places Flo and Daisy least expect to find it...What readers are saying about The Holiday Swap...'Humor, heartbreak and plenty of ho, ho, ho! I loved The Holiday Swap!' Mandy Baggot'Warm, happy, perfect to curl up with and guaranteed to make you smile!' Kitty Loves Books'Heartwarming...will make Christmas feel extra magical' The Reading Shed'One of those books that you should read curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate' Michelle Ryles, Top 1000 Amazon reviewer'The perfect holiday read' Jane Hunt Writer Book Reviews
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Karkar
The Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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So excited to start reading this it has been on my list forever! I already used the chocolate spoon before I remembered to take a picture. 😬thank you so very much @ferskner for the #jolabokaflodswap package- I love it all! Thanks also to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing another great swap.

ferskner I'm so glad you love it! And I'm so so so sorry about the awful packing job. I was scrambling to meet my Lyft to take me to the airport while also turning in work assignments and also getting Litsy packages ready. I hope that didn't diminish your enjoyment! 1mo
Karkar @ferskner oh no loss of enjoyment at all. 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 1mo
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Amiable
The Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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@Beatlefan129 Sarah, you rocked the #jolabokaflodswap ! Thank you so much for the autographed copy of the book and the awesome chocolates. And the card is fabulous, too! Happy holidays!

Happy holidays to you as well, @MaleficentBookDragon !

Beatlefan129 I‘m so glad you like it, Merry Christmas! 1mo
Scochrane26 I really liked this book when I read it for book club this last summer. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I loved her first book! Also that Nutcracker is 😍 1mo
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kaysworld1 Merry Christmas you lovely lady @Amiable ❤️ 1mo
Amiable Merriest of Christmases to you, @kaysworld1 ! 😘 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon Perfect for the season. 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 1mo
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Amiable
The Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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@BeaG Jocelyn, thank you so much for the #jolabokaflodswap treats! I‘ve been wanting to read this book all year. Happy holidays to you!

And thank you for organizing this wonderful tradition, @MaleficentBookDragon !

Avanders I ❤️ that cute little tree — is it advent? 😍 1mo
Amiable @Avanders It‘s not specifically an advent tree, no! We got it while traveling in Germany about 10 years ago. 🙂 1mo
BeaG @Amiable Enjoy! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon That tree us so cute! 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 1mo
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Karisa
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Hurray for #JolabokaflodSwap and @FashionableObserver! Thank you, thank you, thank you! These are my favorite chocolates, and the card is beautiful. One Day in December seems like the perfect read for this month. I will be reading it today! You are so kind! Happy holidays!

Thank you, @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this fun Litsy event!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m reading One Day in December now and it‘s the perfect read for winter. Enjoy! I like seeing what everyone is opening for their swaps! 1mo
Karisa @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That's what I'm doing too (checking out all the festivities on Litsy). The book is perfect because I'd borrowed it digitally from the library and run out of time before finishing. It's got a long hold wait. Now I have my own copy of it. 😊 1mo
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InBooksILive
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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It came today @Julsmarshall thank you!!
I can't wait to be able to open it up!

#JolabokaflodSwap
@MaleficentBookDragon thank you for organizing this!

Julsmarshall Yay! I‘m so glad! 1mo
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Jerdencon
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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So I think this is my #jolabokaflodswap 😀
I thought it was something I ordered but when I opened it and saw candy and an upside down book I closed it back up. No idea who it‘s from but thank you! And looking forward to seeing what book it is and who it‘s from next Tuesday! 😀🌲 @MaleficentBookDragon

Moonprismpower Awesome Charlie Brown tree! 1mo
Jerdencon @Moonprismpower thanks 😀 1mo
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Alfrazier21
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Got called to Atlanta for work unexpectedly this week, but luckily there‘s a Fed Ex in my hotel!! My #JolabokaflodSwap gift is on its way! @MaleficentBookDragon 📖 🎄

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lele1432
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Thank you so much @mcbeth528!! I had not gotten to check the mail in a few days, but I knew something was there because I got a tracking email, and here it is! 🤗 Can't wait to open! #JolabokaflodSwap

Also! I found another unordered package from Wordery Book Shop...could it be my #WinterGames #TMSkellingtonSecretSanta?? 🤔 I'm going to wait until Christmas to open and find out! 😊 #TMSkellington #SecretSanta

Crimson613 1pt!! 12-17 Yessss lots of presents are arriving!! I also wanted to do the jolabokaflodSwap but 2 exchanges were already too much this year, esp since I'd only started my job xD 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #JolabokaflodSwap is here! Ha! It‘s you, my friend! @batsy ❤️
Thank you! The waiting is killing me!

batsy Yay! The slimmer one with the terrible wrapping job 😆 are the chocs and can be rescued from the heat until opening day 🙂 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy 🍫 in the fridge already! 😊😋 1mo
Cathythoughts Lovely !! 1mo
Cathythoughts Please rescue my sweets too ... 😬 1mo
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wen4blu
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲🌲
A sneak peek at my #jolabokaflodswap package headed out tomorrow.

@MaleficentBookDragon

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AmberWB
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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@babyruth2510 It‘s here! 😊 Can‘t wait to open- thanks!!
@MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

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lele1432
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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I knew I should have done this earlier. Stood in line for 40 minutes, but they're on the way! #JolabokaflodSwap and #WinterGames #TMSkellington #SecretSanta

Crimson613 1pt!! 12-14 Awesome!! :D 1mo
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IndoorDame
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #jolabokaflodswap package went out this morning! Hope it flies off safely to its destination! @MaleficentBookDragon

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whippoorwill815
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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It‘s here !! Now to hide it until Christmas Eve! I can‘t wait to open it !!
#jolabokaflodswap

TheDaysGoBy Glad it made it! Hope you enjoy! 1mo
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lele1432
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #JolabokaflodSwap goes out tomorrow, along with my #WinterGames #TMSkellington #SecretSanta package!

lele1432 @MaleficentBookDragon forgot to tag you! 1mo
Crimson613 1pt! 12-14 1mo
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Karisa
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Can't wait to open my #JolabokaflodSwap (or is it my #TMSkellington swap)?! Either way: I love presents! 😀😀😀🍫📗 @MaleficentBookDragon @Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

Crimson613 1pt!! 12-14 oh snap, gifts are coming in :D 1mo
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whippoorwill815
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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#Jolabokaflod swap is in the mail and has begun it‘s 1000 mile journey to its destination! Should be arriving Tuesday!

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collegecatlady
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #jolabokaflodswap package arrived from @BookwormAHN 😻

Can‘t wait for Christmas Eve 📚

BookwormAHN I'm glad it made it 😸 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Mailing out #jolabokaflodswap .💌🎁

mabell What cute paper! 😍 1mo
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umbrellagirl
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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It‘s here! Thank you💙
#jolabokaflod #jolabokaflodswap

thebluestocking I missed this somehow. I‘m glad it arrived safely!! 💙 1mo
umbrellagirl @thebluestocking Thank you! I‘m excited but I am doing my best not to open it. 😀 1mo
thebluestocking @umbrellagirl I know!! It‘s hard. 💙 1mo
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Nessavamusic
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #JolabokaflodSwap package goes out tomorrow!
Priority mail so it should arrive by Monday. 🎅🏻🎄

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Melismatic
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Just signed up! So excited to be a part of this holiday swap! Books & chocolate! 🥰

Submissions close tomorrow so follow the hashtag to jump in! #jolabokaflodswap

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for setting this up and hosting! 🥰 📚 🍫

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NeedsMoreBooks
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Eeeeeeekkkkkkk! Just received my #LitsyLove #HolidaySwap #Winterswap Thank you @litenthusiast Can‘t wait to open on Nov 29.

litenthusiast Yay! I'm glad it made it to you. 💜 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks @litenthusiast thank you so much! Hope you got your packages 😁 2mo
litenthusiast @NeedsMoreBooks Yes, I received all the packages you sent. I cannot wait to open them. 😀 2mo
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NeedsMoreBooks @litenthusiast yay! Relieved that you got all of them ❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎉🎊 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for organizing! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Look what arrived today @BookwormAHN ... thank you! Can‘t wait till opening day!
#litsylovewinterswap

BookwormAHN I'm glad it made it 😸 2mo
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Kaye
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Dear #jb Valentine Mini Swappers , Please feel free to open your swap envelopes tonight or tomorrow. Everyone has received a package. I sent Amy a package because she hadn‘t yet gotten hers and it was coming from the furthest away. So please open and show us your loot ! @Jee_HookedOnBookz @CBee @kellyann28 @JoScho @Kelican17 @Chrissyreadit @IndoorDame @Betty @Lovesbooks87 @Wife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Theshadedbuffalo @Chili @BookwormAHN 👇🏼

kellyann28 Oh, since you gave me permission I'm going to open it tonight 😂😍 11mo
Lovesbooks87 I have no self control! Just opened mine! 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
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Kaye @kellyann28 @Lovesbooks87 That‘s fine ! Going to open mine too. Back in a bit with photos. Hope to see yours too 😊 11mo
Chrissyreadit Yes!!! I need a pick me up! Am so sick of being 😷. 11mo
Kaye @Chrissyreadit Hope it brightens your day. ♥️ 11mo
CBee Eek! I‘ll open mine now! @kellyann28 11mo
LapReader Sorry about that @Kaye I hope it arrives soon. Australia post isn‘t real reliable. 11mo
Kaye It‘s ok @LapReader . I didn‘t want the rest of the group to have to wait and I know the mail takes a long time from there to here. 11mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #JustABookSwap & #CupidGoesPostal packages are going out to my matches tomorrow!! 📚💃🏽💃🏽 Keeping my fingers and toes crossed they'll like it... 🤞🤞

@TheBookKeepers @BookishMarginalia

TheBookKeepers Woo hoo!!! Thanks for the update! 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @TheBookKeepers you're welcome! ❤️😘 12mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 12mo
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Ingerella
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #XmasXstitchexchange package arrived today! Thank you so much for everything @theresidentromantic !! I keep wondering how long it took you to stitch the framed Love! The ornament is super cute too. I wish I had thought to wrap the frame like you did. The book looks really good and I'm sure I'll find some projects in the cross stitch book. Thanks so much for being my swap partner!
@vkois88

Texreader Fantastic!! 13mo
theresidentromantic Yay! I'm glad you got everything! And it took November and December, with one hiccup! Lol I hope you like it ♥️♥️ 13mo
Ingerella @theresidentromantic I definitely do! I knew it took a long time! Thanks again! ♥️ 13mo
vkois88 That looks great!!! ❤❤❤ 13mo
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Jerdencon
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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It made it before Christmas @Gaylagal2 ! Thank you so much - I haven't read any of the books and am excited for all of them! Thanks for all the goodies - love it all! Merry Christmas! ❤️🎄😀
#blinddatebookswap @TheReadingMermaid

Gaylagal2 Oh I'm so happy! 😘❤️ 13mo
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Mccall0113
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Thank you so much for my #blinddatebookswap! I can‘t wait to dive in to this!

Lovesbooks87 I love those socks. I need them! 13mo
SexyCajun LOVE those socks! 13mo
iread2much You R so welcome! I‘m glad you liked it 13mo
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iread2much Sooo, I‘m afraid I never received my swap package, and I think this is not a blind swap, so I think you would have sent it to me? If not, please forgive this post, but I wanted to check and see if you had the tracking information in case it‘s lost and/or delayed. Thanks! 13mo
Mccall0113 I sent a package to @Amabear Did I mess up some how? Now I feel like I‘m losing my mind. 13mo
Amabear @Mccall0113 I just got mine! Got chocolates and to kill a mocking bird! 13mo
Amabear @iread2much you don‘t send to the same person you receive from 13mo
Mccall0113 Phew! 13mo
iread2much @Mccall0113 oh good, I wasn‘t sure at all! Sorry for the confusion! 13mo
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kellyann28
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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I got my #JolabokaflodSwap package today! @Gaylagal2 @MaleficentBookDragon 😊 I'm excited!

Gaylagal2 Yipeeeee!🤙 13mo
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Julsmarshall
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #jolabokaflodswap package arrived! Thanks so much @bookish_wookish ! Can‘t wait to open it! Thanks for organizing, @MaleficentBookDragon #christmasread

bookish_wookish Yay!!! 🎄😊 13mo
melissajayne I like the tin box. So cute!! 13mo
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Lovesbooks87
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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It came today! Thanks so much @JamieArc ! I can't wait until Monday! #jolnbokaflodswap
🎄📚❄️🎄📚❄️🎄📚❄️

JamieArc Oh good! They said it would be there Thursday (yesterday) so I was anxiously hoping you wouldn‘t have to wait too long! Enjoy! 13mo
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TheBookStacker
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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I received my #jolabokaflodswap today! Can‘t wait for December 24th! The anticipation is killing me!

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collegecatlady
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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So excited to have gotten this today @mklong #jolabokaflodswap

mklong Oh I‘m so happy it made it in time. I hope you love it! 13mo
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Jerdencon
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #jolabokaflodswap package arrived yesterday!
Thanks to Christine sent it from Kansas (no litsy handle on the box). Excited to open it on 12/24 and read! And eat chocolate! 🍫 @MaleficentBookDragon

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BethM
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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@Beatlefan129 this came today :) is it for the xmas eve swap?

Beatlefan129 That one is for the #jolabokaflod swap (edited) 13mo
BethM @Beatlefan129 thanks that's what I thought! I can't ever remember how to spell it 🤦‍♀️ 13mo
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BethM
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Once this train passes this baby is going in the mail. I can't spell the swap name though 😂

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Nessavamusic
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Mailing today should arrive by Tuesday! 🎄🎅🏻❄️
#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

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kstadt929
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Mailed today and should arrive on Monday!!! 😁🎄 #JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

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Butterflyamore
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My very first Litsy swap is ready to go! #JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

MaleficentBookDragon 💚🎁❤📚 🍫 13mo
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kellyann28
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My #JolabokaflodSwap got sent off this morning to @Mommamanzi and to somewhere much sunnier and warmer than here! I'm a little jealous. 🎄 @MaleficentBookDragon

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Beatlefan129
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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My package is on its way! #JolabokaflodSwap
Plus some Christmas love for my Litsy penpals

Booksnchill Cool mailer! 13mo
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catiewithac
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Received my #jolabokaflodswap box yesterday! I‘m waiting for something I ordered to arrive before I ship my package out! @MaleficentBookDragon

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gibblr
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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This #jolabokaflodswap package is ready to send! It's headed your way @Judybskt and I hope you enjoy it 😁 Thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this fun and simple swap.

Judybskt Yay!! Can‘t wait! 📖🍫 13mo
WanderingBookaneer We participated too! 13mo
Judybskt @gibblr Kim - it is here! Can‘t wait to open it next week. 🎄📖🍫 13mo
gibblr @Judybskt Yay! Hope you enjoy it😁 13mo
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