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A Little More About Me | Pam Houston
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The author of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat turns her appealing, humorous vision to a collection of true-life adventures set in Bhutan, Bolivia, Traverse City, and other exotic locales. Tour.
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I really enjoy Pam Houston‘s writing and so was pleasantly surprised that my new-to-me copy of this book was inscribed and signed. Unfortunately my name isn‘t Kimberly. I wonder who she is/was and how the book left her possession?

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Pam Houston writes about the wilderness and her need for river, snow, and mountainous adventures. Some say this is a collection of essays. Maybe. I think of it more as a memoir of a life lived in the great outdoors. Her writing is beautiful and honest. In some ways in reminds me of Ann Patchett‘s This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

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It's been so fun getting to know more about you littens with this #15factsaboutme, I tag @GraceZ95 to join in!

tjwill I love your number 14! I relate! 2y
KVanRead @CaliforniaCay @tjwill Same here. I love how you put that though. From now on I‘m going to celebrate my 💚 Makes me feel better about all the plant murders😜 2y
tjwill @KVanRead Yes! 💚 💚 💚 2y
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CaliforniaCay @tjwill and @KVanRead it makes me feel better to know I'm not alone! I'm so jealous of people who can keep plants alive🤣 it's the thought that counts right? 🤷🏿‍♀️ 2y
UwannaPublishme Add me to the #14 list! Good thing my husband rescues my dry and thirsty plants. 😆 2y
ElizaMarie ooo curious about your book related tattoos. And congrats on Duolingo! Wow! Do you listen to the podcasts too? 2y
CaliforniaCay @ElizaMarie I have JRR Tolkiens initials on my wrist, the Harry Potter HP on my ankle and the symbol for the maji of air (from children of blood and bone) on my shoulder. So far! Thanks, and no I haven't listened to any podcasts but I'd like to get back into puzzling soon and I think when I do I'll listen to podcasts and audio books as I do them. Are there any in particular you recommend? 2y
ElizaMarie @CaliforniaCay well I like True Crime podcasts (My Favorite Murder, Sinisterhood, Last Podcast on the Left).. but the original comment was about the Duolingo podcast. They tell a story in the ln Spanish with a few English explanations here and there. They are about 20 min each and the stories have been entertaining. 2y
CaliforniaCay @ElizaMarie haha ohhhh duh! I've seen the ads and emails from duolingo about the podcast but haven't listened yet. I'll try it out one of these days, thanks! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #5!!! Me too!!! 2y
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1. Middle school librarian
2. One dog, Otis
3. Romance or speculative fiction
4. HOW CAN YOU ASK ME THIS??? Top 3: Victoria Schwab, N.K. Jemisin, Leigh Bardugo
5. My Kindle
6. Sometimes. I‘m not super regular with it.
7. Both? Both.
8. Yep! Mostly with Goodreads.
9. Green and yellow.

#GettingToKnowYou2020 #LitsyLove @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #4 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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Thanks for the #LitsyLearn tag @NeedsMoreBooks So here goes...
1. I watch tv shows and movies for a living, love adventure sports, and I have a pet turtle.
2. A Clockwork Orange for its after-effects 3. Yes. Kamila Shamsie when I was in college and attended her writing workshop. Ranjit Hoskote, Ruskin Bond and William Dalrymple. 4. Too Hot

Megabooks You don‘t love adventure sports?? 3y
AppuNthebooks @Megabooks Love it! I don‘t have a pet 🐢😊 3y
Megabooks Cool!! What sports do you do? 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks Thanks for playing 😊 3y
AppuNthebooks @Megabooks more an adventure sports enthusiast than someone committed to the sport. I‘ve zip-lined in Thailand and I‘ve done some rock climbing. 3y
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1. I can‘t quite think of a book that made me mad. 🤔
2. 30 rock!
3. Coffee ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
4. Central Standard Time
5. Red Stardust

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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Thank you for the tag @whippoorwill815

1.) Mani and pedi
2.) My eyes they are grey,blue, and green.
3.) That I can speak,read, and write 3 languages(English,Gaelic, and French).
4.) @vkois88 @bullbunny @Avanders
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Oh, I would love to learn Gaelic! Speaking a second (or third) language is a wonderful thing. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 😘 4y
vkois88 Thanks for the tag ❤ ❤ ❤ 4y
Avanders Ooh great 👀 color combo! My son‘s are also unusual (which I love ;)) w green, blue, and yellow! ☺️♥️♥️ 4y
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1. Loom knitting and diamond painting
2. Historical Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Thriller, Mystery and True Crime
3. A dog named, Bueller
4. Yes and it keeps getting longer and longer
5. Funko Pops and books
6. I hope everyone is having a great Monday!!!!

#LitsyLoveSurvey #LitsyLove

rockpools I‘m intrigued by the diamond painting... 4y
AsYouWish @RachelO It is amazing. It is like a paint by number kit. You get a canvas that has sticky stuff on it and lots of little pieces of plastic that you put into the correct spot. The pieces of plastic shimmer like diamonds when the light hits them. 4y
rockpools @AsYouWish Sounds lovely! Kind of between painting by numbers and a jigsaw, perhaps? (With added sparkle 💫). I‘ve never come across this before! 4y
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Thought I'd join in the #20thingsaboutme as I have really enjoyed reading everyone's lists.

Jee_HookedOnBookz I'm very moody and I'm also a mood reader! Haha 👊 4y
TabbyGibby Are you me? I also am shy, have RBF, and played the flute in middle school. And definitely require lots of alone time! 4y
ReadingRover I‘m going to be 40 in March too. 😕 4y
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JoScho I‘m right there with you on #20 4y
Kaye ♥️Member of the Mood Readers Club, also moody, also need my Space. ♥️ 4y
dariazeoli I have RBF face too! I just turned forty. Welcome to the club... it‘s not so bad! 4y
CaroPi I am with you in #2. People don't stop asking me what I will do for my birthday. I want to hide in a cave and want to be left alone till I am 41 and ok with it 4y
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#20thingsaboutme @LibrarianRyan

Phew, I had a really hard time figuring out what to write but here's my list! I have been enjoying reading all the others :)

@laur89 hey girl it's been awhile since I spoke to you. Maybe you're interested in this if you haven't already? :)

Lauram I hope you find it easy and are wildly successful (#20) 😊 4y
akckitty @Lauram Thank you! Moving past grudges for me is a process that takes healing through the experiences and it's more of just being strong enough to work through the hurt rather than me not wanting to do it haha. So thanks a bunch for encouragement!! 4y
RavenLovelyReads Cheers to #20! And- it‘s nice to see you back! 🤓 4y
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JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 4y
laur89 💕😊 Thanks for the tag! All the support for 20 👍🏼 4y
Texreader So fun to learn all about you. I only have a couple (or one) very close friend even though I‘m an extrovert. I get it. Friendships are hard. Hang on to what you‘ve got. 4y
hes7 Yes, leggings! 4y
Reggie Ughhh 20 is my constant struggle. Great list!!! 4y
akckitty @hes7 thank goodness I'm not the only one lol 4y
akckitty @Reggie thanks a ton! Yeah it's really hard. But in the end it'll be worth the mental / emotional relief? 4y
akckitty @RavenLovelyReads thanks, and I'm happy to be back too! I appreciate the support 🤗 4y
akckitty @Texreader this challenge has been a great one! Happy to feel more connected to the litsy community. I agree completely. Cherish what you have all the way! 4y
Erofan 👍 Great! 4y
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Fun post, play along. #20thingsaboutme

britt_brooke Asheville is high on my to-visit list! 4y
CouronneDhiver Autumn 🍂 🖤 4y
robinb ❤️ the Biltmore! Such a gorgeous area of the country! 4y
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Butterfinger I'm just down the mountain from you. 4y
Kaye #16 I found someone else like me. My husband always thinks it‘s hilarious that I cover up even when it‘s really hot outside. I cannot sleep without being covered up. 4y
Erofan 👍 4y
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1. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale, The Black Cauldron, The Bear and the Nightingale
2. Blueberries and Blackberries
3. Robert Beatty, Alan Bradley, Francis Hodgson Burnett
4. Movie- Beauty and the Beast (Disney) tv show- Brooklyn 99

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊💖 4y
KatieCarpenter @JoScho it‘s fun!! 4y
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1. Parental's home
2. The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo
3. I don't have a pattern, just whatever sounds good at the time and is readily available.

SilversReviews Good way to choose. Thanks for playing. 😊 4y
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1. Not at this moment.
2. Wonder Woman because Wonder Woman 😅😎
3. Thunder by Imagine Dragons 💓

GarthRanzz Thanks for participating Jo! 5y
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1. All I can say is thank goodness for Goodreads!
2. I prefer 3rd person. So much more interesting.
3. Sleep! 😄 it's happening early in the A.M. so I should be ok.
4. Consider yourself tagged 😊

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I'm and oldie but I love doing this 😄
#LitsyWelcomeWagon @Kaye
1. Kansas 🌻
2. Paranormal romance and historical romance
3. The Captain of Her Fate
4. I'm not picky but I love seafood 🍤🐟🦐🦀
5. I don't have any 😔
6. Got milk?

Kaye Thanks for the answers. It‘s great to see all the response. I don‘t have pets either. And yep, I have milk, even chocolate 😁 5y
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1. AL, USA 🇺🇸
2. Literary fiction, I guess
3. It‘s complicated
4. Pasta!
5. Cat named Milla (she‘s quite antisocial and skittish so sometimes I forget I have a cat 🐈)
6. Why is my cat antisocial?! Honestly, I‘d like to know!

Kaye Our neighbor cat is like that. I‘ve never seen one so jumpy. You can‘t get anywhere near it, but every night, it peeks in our front door. If we try going to the door to talk to the cat, it runs. (edited) 5y
bibliobliss @Kaye Hmmm makes me think something bad happened to cats like this 😕 5y
Kaye Could be. I asked the neighbor lady and she said the cat is like that even with them. It runs in to eat, then wants back out. None of them can pick it up or pet it. There are always 3 or 4 big old teen boys over there. Maybe they would scare a cat ? 5y
bibliobliss @Kaye Perhaps !! Lol 5y
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KellyHashway 1. Recommendations 2. Autographed 3. Mystery 5y
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1. I like tea, but I gravitate to hot chocolate more
2. Warm fuzzy socks, I‘m definitely a sock girl, I even sleep in socks!
3. It depends on my mood, I‘m a candle lover
4. Reese‘s miniatures
5. Books, candles & miniature shoes


Bklover What are miniature shoes? I‘ve never seen them before. You‘ll have to post a pic of them. 👢👡👠👞👟 5y
Bookladylinda @Bklover they are currently packed since I‘m between residents but if I can find them, I will take a pic for you. But they are small shoes, some the size of a dolls foot, some smaller. I inherited them and I have added to the collection. 5y
Bklover That‘s fascinating! Wiuld@looks be to see them! 5y
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1. Green bean casserole. It should be outlawed.
2. Sci Fi
3. Depends on my mood. Twitter or Ravelry. Oh! And YouTube.
4. Mini Schnauzer Bentley
5. Lets be honest, I‘ll likely forget, but I‘m full of good intentions.
#Friyayintro @jess.how

howjessicareads I don't know Ravelry! 🤔 5y
LazyLimaLife It‘s for knitters, crocheters, spinners & weavers, @jess.how 5y
Chelleo I'm on Ravelry but haven't logged in for a looooong time. Should since I plan on starting a new project today. 5y
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1. Just outside of Indianapolis
2. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
4. Harry Potter ⚡️
5. Pride and Prejudice
6. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green!

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1) I'm a mother of two. 2) Love sciences. 3) Love languages. 4) Have short hair 5) & hazel eyes, 6) which I hide behind glasses. 7) I'm German, 8) but my heart beats in English. 9) I wish I could have a cat. 10) Grew up in a small village. 11) My favourite food is creamed spinach. 12) Like to learn new things. 13) Beach comber. 14) Knitter. 15) Tea. 16) The UK and Scandinavia for holidays. 17) Green. 18) Star Trek. 19) Lemons. 20) I hate sea food.

Lindy Cooked greens are my comfort food. 💚 5y
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I'm late to this one but it looks fun. #asidefrombooks
Hobby - I guess I'm boring because I can't think of any hobby besides reading.
Drink - any kind of tea
Food - all the food
Color- black
City - I need to travel more.
Dream house location - probably Maine
Accessory - hair tie
TV show - Supernatural
Last movie in theater - Beauty and the Beast
Currently reading - A Court of Thorns and Roses

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not boring!!! If i didn't have my flowers reading would be my only hobby too!! 💕📚 5y
Linear Your hubby could be finding all the food, I feel like getting your hands on all the food is kind of hard. LOL 5y
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🐾Favorite hobby: sleeping
🐾Favorite drink: iced coffee w/ sweetened condensed milk
🐾Favorite food: chips & queso
🐾Favorite color: red & purple
🐾Favorite city: London and Singapore were fun
🐾Dream house location: somewhere secluded but w easy access to basic needs, must have library space
🐾Favorite accessory: see pictured 🐱
🐾Favorite TV show: GBBO
🐾Last movie seen in theater: WW
🐾Currently reading: All Systems Red, GWTW

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#asidefrombooks !!
✨Favourite Hobby: going on adventures with my dog Duke 🐶
✨Favourite drink: apple cider
✨Favourite food: pizza
✨Favourite colour: blue
✨Favourite city: Sydney , hometown
✨Where would my dream house be: a little place called Umina , on the beach 🌊
✨Favourite accessory: my rings
✨Favourite TV show: Supernatural
✨Last movie you saw in the theatres: Beauty and the Beast
✨Currently reading: Eliza and her Monsters

Utopiyll I love this!!! And the fact that your doggo is called Duke! You're so beautiful 💕 5y
GypsyKat Yum! Apple cider is delicious! You instantly made me wish it was autumn! 🍂🍁🎃 5y
KirstieE @Utopiyll I love him ❤️ aww thank you ! 5y
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KirstieE @GypsyKat wish I had some right now, so good ! 5y
Amanda23 ❤ Supernatural ❤ 5y
KirstieE @Amanda23 It's so hard to pick a favourite out of those two alone, like I love them both equally 😂❤️️ 5y
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1) Germany
2) I saw a post on Instagram, by @Cohnina
3) Chocolat
4) Do handknitted turtles count? Then yes. If not, then no. 😝


DGRachel I'm sure the Velveteen Rabbit would argue that hand knitted turtles count! 5y
saguarosally I'm all for knitted turtles! 5y
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Since everyone else is doing it... ?‍♀️

1) Born and raised in Arizona (though I did live in Minnesota from 2004-2007) ?
2) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ?
3) I don't read series anymore. ?
4) A Walk to Remember ?
5) 90 Day Fiancé or Chopped or Teen Mom ?
6) Christina Perry ?
7) Lavender ?
8) Fiction of all sorts (historical, contemporary, etc) ?
9) Homemaker ?‍??‍??‍??‍?
10) Boise the Golden-Doodle ?


maich Lavender💜💜 It's growing in my garden. And it's smell nice❤ 6y
MrsAHintz @maich You're growing it?? That's amazing! Do you make anything with it? I'm a massive fan of lavender everything (tea, macaroons, lemonade, cookies, cake, etc)! 6y
maich @MrsAHintz My mom growing it. Sometimes we mixed with other tea. I used it for decoration in my house because drives away mosquitos and other insect. And smell good.☺ And I used it in bubble bath. 6y
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Purrfectpages A Walk to Remember. What a tear jerker. 6y
Megabooks Teen Mom 🙈🙈 6y
MrsAHintz @maich That's so impressive! :) Bet your house smells amazing! :) @Purrfectpages I always tell my husband that a movie isn't truly great if it doesn't make me cry 😂 @Booksandcooks I know! It's terrible. I have a sudden and strong love for all of the trashiest tv shows - they're my guilty pleasures 😂 6y
maich @MrsAHintz I don't smell it anymore😂 6y
Purrfectpages That's a good rule @MrsAHintz ! 6y
Tanzy13 chopped is great 😊 6y
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I have a chronic illness that kind of rules my life. I spend a lot of time at home because there are many days when I'm too sick to leave the house. I've always loved reading, but in 2015 I started really dedicating myself to it and it has helped so much with my illness-related depression. Now I have something immensely fulfilling that I can do from the comfort of my home. Reading has given me a way to live meaningfully. ❤️

Alisnazzy I can relate to this so much. Sending you love 😘💖😘💖 6y
OSChamberlain Chronic illnesses are sucky. I'm a type 1 diabetic. But reading does help me a lot, too! 6y
Smrloomis So glad reading is helping you. Sending good thoughts! 😀👏🏽 6y
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Lizpixie Welcome to the chronic illness reading club🙋🏼 The membership rules quite frankly suck, but it's good to know you're not alone. I too have a few chronic illnesses that cause me a lot of pain and related depression, which means I rarely leave the house anymore. Reading and the Internet (especially Litsy) are the only things keeping me sane, I'm sure there are a lot of us in the same boat on here. There are people who understand completely here.🙂 6y
BookishFeminist ❤️❤️ hugs! You're not alone. While this isn't a chronic physical illness I have PTSD and have been on a hiatus from working an office job in order to recuperate. It's not fun & often makes me feel left out but reading has been a lifesaver. It's such a powerful tool to overcome lots of different kinds of pain & I'm glad you're finding it therapeutic despite being stuck with a shitty chronic illness that makes you stay home more than you want. 😘 6y
mauveandrosysky @Lizpixie the membership rules really are THE WORST! 😂 So glad you have a sense of humor about it though. That's another thing that has been key in keeping me sane. ❤️ Glad we're in this together...well, as glad as I can be. 6y
mauveandrosysky @Smrloomis thank you so much! 6y
mauveandrosysky @Ambrosnazzy @OSChamberlain @BookishFeminist it's SO comforting knowing that there are other people who understand, as it's something I don't really talk about much in my non-Internet life. Hugs to all of you. 💜 6y
Lizpixie 😘❤️❤️❤️😘 6y
BookishFeminist @mauveandrosysky It's very comforting, I agree. So grateful Litsy is an inclusive & welcoming community where we can share our love of reading as well as jokes, pain, and life events. I don't like to talk about my illness much either but sometimes it's cathartic. If you ever want/need to talk, I'm an open door. Just track me down on here! ❤️ 6y
CherylDeFranceschi Fortitude! Sending hugs, so glad you have books. They have always been my solace, too! 6y
mauveandrosysky @BookishFeminist thank you so much - and same goes for you! Always here to talk. 💛 We really are fortunate to have this great community. 6y
mauveandrosysky @CherylDeFranceschi thank you, friend! ☺️ 6y
shawnmooney Sending book-nerdy warm thoughts and wishes your way! 📖❤️📖💛📖💚📖❣📖💕 6y
mauveandrosysky @shawnmooney thank you so much! 📚 6y
Megabooks I'm so sorry you're dealing with that. Incredibly difficult!! I, too, am affected by chronic illness/injury. Usually, I am able to work, but the past 13 months have been difficult. Reading IS absolute salvation. Big hug ❤️ 6y
Megabooks This post on my blog speaks a like more to my journey http://wp.me/p7kSEG-1 6y
mauveandrosysky @Ebooksandcooks that's such a great blog post. Thank you for sharing. 💙 It's always comforting to read about other people's experiences with chronic illness/injury and how they have coped with it. I hope to get to a point where I'm more comfortable talking about mine in a public sphere (like on my blog). Hugs to you! 6y
TsahaiMakeda Books and hugs to you 🤗💖📚 6y
Megabooks @mauveandrosysky Thank you!! ❤️❤️ 6y
Sue ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
Simona @mauveandrosysky I'm sorry for your health problems and I'm glad that you found help in books. I wish you all well and many good days ❤️😘 6y
JPeterson I'm so glad you found comfort in books! They truly are medicine for the mind and soul. 6y
Reviewsbylola Reading really helps me when I am in the middle of a panic attack a lot of the time, so I understand the comfort books can bring. I'm sorry to hear about your health. 6y
LauraBeth I'm sorry you're dealing with this but I'm glad to see that reading helps ❤️❤️ 6y
coffeenebula ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
mauveandrosysky @Sue @TsahaiMakeda @Simona @jeff @JPeterson @Reviewsbylola @LauraBeth @tanya42 thank you so much for the love and support, you guys! 💚 Litsy is the best! 6y
LauraBrook I've got chronic health issues too, I feel ya. Reading is such a great escape! Hang in there, take care of yourself, and buy as many books as possible! That's my motto. 😘📚❤️📚 6y
mauveandrosysky @LauraBrook that is the perfect motto! 😊❤️ 6y
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