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The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)
The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel | Margaret Atwood
Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid’s Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.
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JessClark78
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Day 1 of #24B4Monday #Readathon
Got in a little over six hours and almost finished the first book.

#MayMadness #BannedBooks

TheReadingMermaid Woot! Great job hun! 👍 1d
Clwojick Woohoo! You‘re crushing it girl! ♥️ 1d
jb72 Yay! Great job! 🎉 23h
Andrew65 Well done! 👏👏 2h
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Twocougs
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I‘ve read the book years ago, watched the series, and was curious how well a graphic novel could capture the story- I must say it captured the essence remarkably well. Always upsetting to even think of this ever happening. I have to say that Margaret Atwood is a genius and am looking forward to the next book.

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juliegumdrop
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Oh! I bought it! Since I work at a library I do not often buy new books. I just really had to have this one. The novel is one of my all time favorites. I love the novel so much I haven‘t watched the show yet. Are there any books you love so much that you would be reluctant to see a film/tv adaptation of?

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JessClark78
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Ready to get my morning started. ☕️📚

#24B4Monday #Readathon #MayMadness #BannedBooks

TheReadingMermaid Best way to get it started girl! 👍😃👍 2d
Clwojick Let me know how you enjoy it! Have you seen the show? I have the book, but haven‘t seen the show. It‘s been on #mounttbr for ever 2d
Andrew65 A great book to start off with. 😊 2d
JessClark78 @Clwojick It‘s good. I‘m really liking it so far. I haven‘t watched the show yet, but I plan on watching it eventually. 2d
SaturnDoo @JessClark78 @Clwojick I'm totally in the minority on the book and show. I hate them both. I have hated the book since my school days of reading it. Reread it as an adult and still hate it. 🙄🙄 I think being being forced to read it ruined it for me. 16h
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K.Wielechowski
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I was supposed to read this for a college class but didn‘t. In light of recent events, now seems like the perfect time.

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JessClark78
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My mini stack for the #24B4Monday #Readathon I‘m not sure how much reading time I‘ll end up having so I‘m just going to see what I can get done with these two. #MayMadness #BannedBooks

TheReadingMermaid A good stack none the less 😍 3d
RadicalReader All that matters is that the reads are good a few good books better than thousands of crappy ones 3d
Andrew65 Great choices. Good luck with the Readathon. 😊👍 (edited) 3d
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cmarie
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Now seems like a depressingly apt time to get round to finally reading this 🙃 then I can actually watch the tv series 😅

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Lorene
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A third of the way into this book and I'm very much enjoying it so far, intriguing, looking forward to more.....
It reminds me of 1984 so far.

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ElectricKatyLand
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Engrossing. I haven't read the novel nor watched the show, but I wanted to be able to participate in conversations all my friends are having about the Handmaids. The illustrations are gorgeous and powerful, as is the story itself, whose politics are uncomfortably all-too-close to reality these days.

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js0315
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I enjoyed this much more than the novel.

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BookHermit
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Is it any wonder we are enraged and paranoid?

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hgrimes
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Reading Handmaid‘s Tale for the first time (no, I haven‘t seen the hulu series). Not surprising, but it wasn‘t easy to find library copy! I‘m honestly having trouble getting into it though, but that seems to be my problem with everything I read lately. 😕 Is the beginning slow?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It was slow for me too at first... 5d
Johanna414 I thought the beginning was slow but ended up loving it. 5d
hgrimes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @johanna414 Thanks, this is helpful feedback! I will stick with it then and hope my efforts are rewarded! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @hgrimes yes!! I‘m glad I read it!! 🙌🏻👍🏻 5d
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Melismatic
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It‘s happening. Given the current political climate, I‘m sure this is going to make me rage & perhaps cry on the subway but it needs to happen. Thank you again to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for this copy! 💪🏻

Samplergal It‘s happening. You are correct. #fightback #womenarenothosts 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome ❤️❤️ 1w
WriterAtHeart It is a fantastic read! 3d
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Pedrocamacho
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This is a wonderfully illustrated graphic novel of “The Handmaid‘s Tale”. Very fun read.

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DeeLew
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I am ashamed to be from Missouri right now. Besides a strict abortion ban, our lawmakers think most rape is consensual. 🤬 I know this is a touchy subject and I try to be fairly quiet about it but I feel that we are living in a dangerous time. Will post a link in the comments.

saresmoore Uuuuuuugh 1w
kyraleseberg Very dangerous times. 😢 1w
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TheLibrarian This is so depressing. 😓 1w
Amandajoy 🤬 1w
Laughterhp Wow. That is so crazy.. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 1w
rretzler 😡😢 1w
DeeLew @saresmoore @kyraleseberg @TheLibrarian @Amandajoy @Laughterhp @rretzler I am so disgusted. Sadly, I have been posting about it on Facebook and have lost some friends over it. 1w
Weaponxgirl It‘s horrific! I‘m sorry you lost friends but its important to talk about things that matter to us and be one of the brave ones to dissent to show that not everyone agrees with these things. It‘s brave and awesome that you did it and I‘m sure you can make some better friends in the future (you have an internet one right here) 1w
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LondElle89
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A disturbing and terrifying book by Margaret Atwood. The writing style, for me, was very beautiful, though I think some people may not like the lyrical and experimental prose. The plot itself is okay. I felt that it dragged on during certain parts and could have been shortened in those areas. Also, it takes a while for things to start happening. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. 4 out of 5.

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Christine
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Another news day, another scary step backward. 😔

(Art by Zoë van Dijk, https://www.zoevandijk.com/BLESSED-BE)

MelissaSue81 I am so disheartened. Even if we “make it“ to 2020, I'm not sure the damage can be undone.
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Christine @melissasue81 I know. 😣 1w
RamsFan1963 @Christine Honestly, when I started reading sci-fi back in the early 70s, this is definitely not what I imagined friggin 2020 to look like. 1w
Christine @RamsFan1963 Ugh yes, way too true! 😖 5d
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GypsyKat
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Ashley_Nicoletto Also, yes. 1w
Branwen So true. And horrifying. 😔 1w
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RebL Ugh... 🙄. My second reading of Handmaid's Tail was for a book club. I said that I was very likely to be the woman closing her curtains on the marches. But, nope. On the plus side, marching keeps me in shape! 1w
Leftcoastzen Feeling it 😟 1w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime It's definitely been a horrifying week for women 1w
LapReader Please get out there and make a fuss before it‘s too late. Love from an Australian because silly Australia often likes to copy America. Not with gun laws though. PHEW! 1w
saresmoore For real, though. 1w
CBee I live in Alabama. I am HORRIFIED. 1w
GypsyKat @CBee I‘m so sorry 😢 1w
CBee @GypsyKat me too. I loathe the conservative backwoods BS here. Folks like me are few and far between, ya know? It breaks my heart to think about the women and children who will be affected by this insanity. 😢😔☹️ 1w
BooknerdsLife I feel so sorry for women in Alabama 😔😢 1w
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SleepyDragon
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I have read all the above except for The Handmiad's Tale (I didn't make the meme, so please forgive the typo.), which is on my TBR short list for this summer. Still did not see all this shit coming. (If I had made the graphic, I would have also included Parable of the Sower.) Meme taken from a different friend on FB.

Sic_Corneille Which one is your favorite? (If you can pick one) 1w
SleepyDragon @Sic_Corneille Well ... probably Brave New World, but I do have an autographed copy of 451 that I treasure. 1w
Sic_Corneille BNW made me laugh so much 😂 but I too liked Farhenheit 451 a lot ... It felt like I was reading a long poem 1w
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bookishbitch
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I am enraged at what is happening in our country right now. Pro-birth isn't the same as pro-life. We have 400,000 kids in our foster care system already. Do we really think banning abortions won't add to that number? Is making an 11 year old CHILD rape victim give birth morally acceptable? Is her life less valuable than the cells in her uterus? WTF Alabama?! I think Jesus would be ashamed. This is not true Christianity. Welcome to Gilead.

FeministBookClub It‘s outrageous, especially considering the majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal and safe. 1w
JoScho It makes me sick. 1w
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Reread for JHU project. It's amazing how my understanding of this book has changed since I first read it in high school. However, I saw in the back that she's planning on releasing a sequel called The Testaments this year!

I am so conflicted about this. Far be it from me to deny Atwood the pleasure of working in this story world again. But it just seems like she's cashing in on the success of the Hulu series. What do you all think?

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lauren.lerner
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NotCool
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Pickpick

Every iteration of this story fills me with dread and sadness, especially the one unfolding in front of us right now. I can‘t distill my rage and sadness about the casual dehumanization of women and girls into words. I‘m numb.

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TheBookbabeblog84
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....ALABAMA..... #resist

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Caffeinated_Reader
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Picked up this graphic novel and am really excited to check it out. This year my goal was to read more series of books or finish series that I was reading and I think next year it‘ll be to include a graphic novel after ever book I finish. They‘re quite enjoyable. This will be book 42 of my year!

Caffeinated_Reader The art work is amazing and the colors are bright. The story was told with so little words but the impact was great. A terrifying world. One that can never be allowed to happen. 😤 it was close to the story line of the show so that was cool too. Definitely looking forward to finding out what happened to ofred. 2w
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Megabooks
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#FutureImperfect #StarTrekSummerMay

I‘ve read about a number of imperfect futures that I seriously hope don‘t come true. I started with the YA series, like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Uglies, but later I started reading a few adult dystopian novels. Many of them frighten me! But I continue reading them.

BarbaraBB Great collage! I enjoy reading dystopian novels a lot. Which I am surprised of myself, since I don‘t like SF, fantasy and YA. What is your favorite? 2w
Cinfhen Same @BarbaraBB !!!! Have you read 2w
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB Station Eleven is my all-time favorite book ever!!! I was going on a feminist theme, so I excluded it. Of the more recent three in the collage Red Clocks is my fav, especially with the recent law in Georgia! 2w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen We‘re #booktwins again 💕! I have read Station Eleven but not the midlife. Will stack immediately! Some favorites of mine are 2w
Moodyreader The handmaid‘s tale DEVASTATED me 2w
BarbaraBB Oh and 2w
Megabooks I‘ve never read @Cinfhen Unnamed Midwife or Never Let Me Go. #stacked! (edited) 2w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks i haven‘t read The Red Clocks yet but I do have a copy so I‘ll definitely read it soon! 2w
Megabooks I‘m stacking The Fahrenheit Twins! Thanks @BarbaraBB !! 2w
Moodyreader It took me ages to read it because i couldn‘t read much at a time 2w
Cinfhen Really liked Red Clocks @BarbaraBB I think you will as well. I‘m stacking both of your other suggestions. I‘ve read Never Let Me Go but I didn‘t love it. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll be checking back later for more suggestions... great post, Meg 🙌🏻‼️ 2w
QueenJen I haven't read this yet, but I felt exactly the same way about Parable of the Sower (trilogy) by Octavia Butler. Y'all, there's a "make America great again" speech in it! 2w
Megabooks @QueenJen wow! I haven‘t read it so I didn‘t know that! 2w
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Kayla.Adriena
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I consider the county I live in to be pretty narrow minded with "conservative" values, marginalizing, homophobic, racist, classist, nepotistic and the list goes on. I snapped this photo walking my dog in my neighborhood the other day! And while i don't know the ppl who live here I HOPE this is a sign of opposition to Heartbeat bill Ohio just passed. One of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to date

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️. Love it. Ohio and Georgia are both horrible. What a bunch of “less government “ type of people. 2w
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EmilieGR
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Horrifying and thought provoking

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RealLifeReading
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The graphic novel adaptation is just gorgeous

mrozzz 😲 😲 😲 😲 3w
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veraizm
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Blessed be the Fruit.
#currentlyreading#currentread#handmaidstale#margaretatwood#underhiseye#blessedbethefruit

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Mitch
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This seems to be a new trend.. books as opera - not sure I‘m on that train...🧐

Has anybody seen this?

LibrarianRyan It could be interesting. In all honesty I want to see the Percy Jackson musical because the movie were so bad. 😁 3w
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AllieLovesBooks
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So far this is exactly what I was anticipating from Margaret Atwood. She possesses a fantastic writing style and this book is a total page turner!

JackOBotts That typewriter!! 😍 3w
wanderinglynn Love the typewriter! 😍 3w
SarahHarts_books Loved loved loved this book! And the typewriter 💖💖💖 2w
AllieLovesBooks @SarahHarts_books 💙 Thanks you!! 2w
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SoniaC
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I loved this story from the first time I read it. I was excited to see it had been done as a graphic novel. The artist really did justice to the story.

Graciouswarriorprincess I have this but haven‘t read it yet. 3w
SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess The art is amazing. I loved it. 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @SoniaC I received it for my birthday but haven‘t read it yet. It looks amazing! I want to come back and visit you as I loved Alameda and the bookstore. 3w
SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess oh you really should. It was so fun seeing you. And we still need to go to City Lights in the city as well. 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @SoniaC. It was great meeting you in person. I really need to get back as I love that area. 3w
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Birdsong28
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Yes!!! I think I might have to get this!!!

Cathythoughts This will be very well done for sure 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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Meaw_catlady
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I lucked out and got to read this first the minute we got it into the library! Now I want a copy of my own it‘s so good and the art is so beautiful! The color red always draws me in! I loved the novel and this graphic novel is a great companion to it ! I‘m really excited because they are recording an audiobook now with the actor who plays June in the tv series reading the book! I will definitely give it a listen! And I can‘t wait for season 3!

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Butterflyamore
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#aprilwrapup #springintoreading

The Night Visitor 2.75 stars
A Fire Story 5 stars
The Handmaid‘s Tale 5 stars
A False Report 4 stars
Before She Knew Him 4 stars
The Pied Piper of Hamlin 3.5 stars
Where I Lost Her 3 stars
Wildly Into the Dark 4.5 stars
Flowers for Algernon 4 stars (review to come)
A Mother‘s Reckoning 4 stars
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance 4.5 stars
The Chalk Man 4.5 stars

@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Crazeedi Great job!👏 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📖💖 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! Cool pic!! 🎊🙌🏻 4w
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MaggieCarr
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Earlier this year I tried and tried to get through The Handmaid's Tale. I ended up bailing on it. Since then I heard it was being made into a graphic novel and I thought I'd try this format instead. Read it cover to cover. I'm completely certain it will never end up being a favorite of the dystopian genre but with every intent to be a well rounded reader, I'm thrilled with myself to finally have read it in some capacity.

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Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don‘t let the bastards grind you down.

I kept putting off buying this and then yesterday at a comic expo, the illustrator was sitting there! Autographed copy 😊😊😊

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nadine_swartz
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Moving from the Troubles in Ireland to a not-so-far future dystopia.

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Lauredhel
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And library loot. #graphicnovel

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Lauren.Archer
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This take on this important book was absolutely brilliant. The artwork is amazing. Beautiful!

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Lauren.Archer
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So excited to read this graphic novel.

Librariana I'm right there with ya! 😊 1mo
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Mimi28
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I really wanted to go pick this up today but I rushed home and took a long shower to get ready for a guy who never showed up. No waiting on men tomorrow at least, lol, I‘m going to pick this up and then go grocery shopping with my mom. Craving yogurt now, lol. May take and evening walk to Jewel, or just take my nighttime meds and go to bed. Sorry to complain. I need therapy again already, lol. I ❤️❤️❤️ you guys

GondorGirl I hate people who don't show up when they're supposed to. It's so needlessly rude. 1mo
Mimi28 @GondorGirl Thanks ❤️❤️ Me too. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yug! So sorry, and yes!!!! sick of waiting on no shows, we have much better things to do! 1mo
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Crazeedi Sending long distance hugs and loving vibes! You are perfect just the way you are! ❤💞❣ 1mo
Mimi28 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Mimi28 @Crazeedi Thanks!! Sending long distance hugs back!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Forgive ❤️ #SpringIntoReading 🐇🌸📖

#BookNerd 📚💙🤓

ShyBookOwl ❤📚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this book except for the lack of punctuation!! It drove me crazy 😜 1mo
JuliaTheBookNerd @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha, I switched to the audiobook for that reason! It can‘t drive me nuts if I don‘t see it 😬 1mo
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Liberty
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Zevon is pretty excited about this book, but he‘s not old enough to read it yet. 😝

398.2 😂 1mo
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 1mo
krismlars Oh wow, he's getting big! 1mo
Liberty @krismlars So big. 😭😭😭 1mo
TheLudicReader This is a beautiful book. 1mo
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Butterflyamore
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A new video is up! Tune in to hear me clear my throat a lot 😂 while I talk about the books I‘ve read so far this month! https://youtu.be/E01Ug41l1RQ

Sweetkokoro Can I just say your hair style is absolutely adorable and I love it! 1mo
Butterflyamore @Sweetkokoro Yes, you can say that as much as you want! 😂 Thank you so much! 1mo
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janeycanuck
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Is Indigo gaslighting me?

AmyG Ha. Maybe this display was set up by someone who doesn‘t actually read fiction. 😳 1mo
Bklover 😳😳😳 1mo
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