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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Abridged & Adapted Classics | Mark Twain
Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBookis divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Mehso-so

I think I preferred Tom Sawyer, but that might have just been the narrator. Elijah Wood did a good job mind you, I just really love Nick Offerman.

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 255.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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CrowCAH
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#AudiobookMonth #FamilyRoadTripListen

There was only one time we all tried listening to an audiobook in the car while traveling. Sad to say we last only about an hour with the tagged book.

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TheEllieMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 152
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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spumad
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Pickpick

Hello, I'm Spurthi and I'm from India. This is my first post here. Looking forward to meeting amazing people with amazing book recommendation.😇😇😇😇

jenniferw88 Welcome to Litsy! 2y
spumad Thank you😇 2y
Caroline2 Welcome to Litsy and that‘s a great picture. 😁 👋 2y
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spumad Thank you so much 2y
TheBookAddict 👋🏽🙂 Hi Spurthi, welcome to Litsy! It is very nice to meet you and have you join us. 2y
spumad @TheBookAddict Hey. Thank you so much. 2y
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Madelpadel

“It was a grand adventure, and mysterious, and so it hit him where he lived.”

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Madelpadel

“It‘s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened.”

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Pickpick

Apart from some of the language used, I enjoyed reading this! I love the characters and found the final “adventure” to be quite hilarious! I felt for poor Jim and Aunt Sally who were put through so many antics. Huck‘s voice gave the whole story an interesting perspective and I‘m glad it was written that way.
8/10

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fredamans
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Pickpick

Every body loved Tom Sawyer. This one is better though. Read it. 4⭐

Zoes_Human I prefer this to Tom Sawyer as well. 2y
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fredamans
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#WondrousWednesday @EadieB Thanks for tag!

1. Tagged book is my current read.

2. I have nothing on hold at library. I very seldom read from the library. I just have too many books at home to read, or on my Kindle.

3. Blissfully Married (by Victorine E. Lieske), Aboriginal Peoples In Canada (by James Frideres), with The Empty Nest (by Sue Watson).

Can you play? @melissajayne @Gizmo86 @TheBookHippie @Buchbeeg @katy4peas
@OriginalCyn620 @hes7

OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 2y
katy4peas Thanks for the tag! 2y
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freeatlast1137
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Mehso-so

Huck Finn goes on an adventure down a river.

Last book of 2020!

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mjtwo
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Pickpick

29 Sept - 24 Dec 2020
It took a while, reading a chapter on nights which allowed it (a challenge in the crazy, post lockdown rush to the end of the year), but we both really enjoyed Huck and Jim‘s adventures. Polly was particularly amused (and a bit aghast) by Tom Sawyer‘s antics at Aunt Sally‘s.
Huck and Jim are such lovable characters and I enjoyed visiting this again as an adult. Reading the dialogue aloud is a bit of a challenge though!

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HannaPolkadots
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Pickpick

Love this book, and Elijah Wood reads it so well!❤

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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#3books I haven't read that were banned. The list is long, but here's a few that came to mind.

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Suchethaaahh Three amazing books I must say! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Suchethaaahh I have a copy of each so hopefully I'll get to them in 2021. 2y
OriginalCyn620 I agree with @Suchethaaahh! 🙌🏻 2y
Jess861 I'm reading Huckleberry Finn right now and while I'm enjoying it is taking a while to get through. I find I need to break from it every little bit. Hopefully I'm able to finish it in 2020, lol. 2y
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Judybskt
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#bookspin for October @TheAromaofBooks

Love my daughter‘s #bannedbooks mug!

I wish when I was in college there was a course on banned books. Maybe there was and I missed it?!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Jess861
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Going to take advantage of this cool, sunny morning and continue on with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Husband is looking after the kiddos for the next hour or so - hopefully I can get a bit further in the book. Pomegranate tea and a book - can't complain!

#BookandTea #ReadingTime

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Jess861
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We are almost September and I haven't read a classic yet this year. So The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is what I'm reading now. Only about 50 pages in but I'm enjoying it so far. I haven't really read an adventure book since I was younger and I'm quite enjoying it. I find Jim's dialogue a bit hard to follow but that is a knock on me as I've never been great with accents and such.

#Classics #HistoricalFiction #Adventure #CurrentlyReading

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bookaddict30
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Starting Book 13 of July and Book 108 of 2020!!

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CarolineLovesToRead
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I gave up on finding a silver book but found something better. Gold is better right? 😉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! 👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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GatheringBooks
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GinaKButler
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I have a $20 giftcard from Amazon...would you pick something new or a pretty classic? And, what are your favorite special edition books? #toomanyoptions #sendhelp #firstworldproblems

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wonderkales
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Pickpick

A fun adventure book, it was a lot longer than I expected it to be. I honestly thought I would just find it so-so but I did like it quite a bit. There are quite a few things that really took me off guard and I had to keep reminding myself of the era it was written in and the era it was trying to portray.

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ahoffkosik
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The anticipation has been building and the day is finally here for my wonderful husband to make his debut as a guest on my podcast! Matt took on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a book I maintain we were required to read at the high school we *both* attended (he disagrees!). On the episode, we get into the complicated conversation about the way race relations are depicted in Huck Finn, plus so much more! 🎧 Link to listen in bio!

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Shamzi
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#7days7covers
Day 4 - A little bit of adventure and a whole lot of fun!!

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Kimberlone
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Another post in honor of #BannedBooksWeek

Here‘s the mug I use when I‘m at the office!

Martyn_J_Pass This concept of banned books is so alien to me, it‘s scary lol 3y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Pickpick

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn was published eight years after The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, and represents – in my mind, anyway – a huge leap forward in terms of Twain‘s craft. It was the first major American novel to be written entirely in vernacular English (i.e., in the slang and local colour of the region), compelling and readable. Full review: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-mark-twai... #BannedBooks

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Nu-Bibliophile
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Next up! .... Haven't read this since AP English Lit in high school and when I saw the pretty cover I thought I'd read it again.

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Shamzi
Pickpick

One of the funniest books i have ever read.Tom's thirst for adventure and Huck's reluctance for any adventure makes the perfect combination for the comical & bizare situations.It perfectly highlights how low people think of minorities & women,which is still very prevalent. This book has a lot of laughs but it also sheds light on the troubled time it is set up in.I liked Jim's character, he is a slave but is not bitter & emerges a hero in the end.

SW-T Nice summary 🙂 3y
Shamzi @SW-T doesn't seem to be getting too many likes, lol!!! 😁😁😁 3y
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Shamzi

I am so close to the end but I don't want it to end. I haven't read it in past two days. You know you are liking a book way too much if you don't want to finish it 😐😐😣😣

SW-T Very true. Also why people reread the books they love. You can enjoy the story again! 3y
Shamzi @SW-T yes, absolutely!! 3y
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Shamzi
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Huck runs away from his father's imprisonment and torture by faking his own death, huck meets slave Jim, they find a raft and sail for the free city Cairo, Huck gets involved in a 30 year old family blood fued and unwittingly helps two lovers run away, Huck and Jim meet a duke and a king who is apparently over 500 years old and this is just half of the book. This one gets interesting with every single page!!!

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thebookishpages
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Pickpick

The book that you should all read twice. Once as a kid and once as an adult. It is almost like two entirely different stories.

#childrensliterature

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Breely
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#hellothursday
1) rural
2) beach
3) hiking
4) hotel
5)Huckleberry Finn

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 4y
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julesG
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Playing catch up.

#CharactersLikeAlice @LibrarianRyan

#BillTheLizzard - gullible Jim. Granted Jim evolves throughout the stories, but in the beginning, he's pretty naiv and gullible.

wordzie 😎 4y
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁🤓 4y
Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4y
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Mdonald
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Mehso-so
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BookBabe
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This bit in Huck Finn actually made me laugh out loud! 😂

“and a hard piece of corn-crust started down my throat after it and got met on the road with a cough, and was shot across the table, and took one of the children in the eye and curled him up like a fishing-worm, and let a cry out of him the size of a war-whoop”

Hornsby78 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4y
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BookBabe
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#BookNLunch! We tried a new place recommended by friends. Fantastic! 👌🏻👌🏻 For this mild and overcast afternoon: chunky tomato soup and a Greek chicken burger (ground chicken with feta, spinach, kalamata olives, & sun-dried tomatoes) with tzatziki yogurt sauce and pickled onions on a brioche roll. Yum! 😋 Happy reads & happy eats! 🍅

Rachel.Rencher That looks delicious! 😜 4y
JamieArc I love Boylan sodas! Cream soda is my favorite! 4y
Susanita Wegmans sells Greek turkey burgers that are delicious. 4y
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jenniferajanes
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Pickpick

Finished this one on audio this morning during a break. I decided to reread this one with my teenagers. This gets me almost 2.5 hours into my #24B42019 reading.

britt_brooke How was Wood‘s narration? I‘m considering listening for a reread, too. 4y
jenniferajanes @britt_brooke I thought he did a good job! 4y
britt_brooke @jenniferajanes Oh good, thanks! 4y
jenniferajanes @britt_brooke You‘re welcome! Enjoy! 4y
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JLaurenceCohen
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Running out of space in my office!

Sarah83 Looks great 😍 4y
LauraBeth 😍😍 4y
JLaurenceCohen I had to go to Charlotte to get the corner shelves, since the Atlanta Ikea was out. 4y
EH2018 Nice stacks! 4y
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LiterarySloth
Pickpick

It‘s a classic. There is a reason why this book is still read in English classes everywhere. It‘s brilliantly written. You can tell the difference between the different dialects of all the characters.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this ongoing adventure more than it‘s predecessor. The first half was my favorite part, I loved the Huck and Jim discussions, philosophizing, and adventures when it was just the two. Of course Tom has to show up by the end to save the day (& complicate things mightily), and I should have expected that ending given the time it was written, but today it seemed like a convenient easy twist to resolve the conflict.

Fabulous narrating too!

BookBabe I‘m so frustrated because I was at about 87% through this when I lost access to it. It was a free read that Audible allowed members to stream but not download, and they ended that feature before I could finish. I don‘t want to use up a credit on only 13% of a book! Argh, what to do? 😩 (edited) 4y
Graywacke @BookBabe that sucks. Sometimes the library has a copy. And sometimes Audible takes requests, you might ask them. 4y
mreads It's free on Librivox, they did a good job on Frankenstein https://librivox.org/the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-by-mark-twain/ 4y
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mreads @BookBabe see comment above forgot to tag you 😀 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @mreads I was going to say the same thing, Librivox has some very good audios read by volunteers, for just the ending I‘d go there @BookBabe 4y
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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

I didnt enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed the Tom Sawyer book. I think because Tom was surrounded by his friends and the adventures we're him and Huckleberry. This book is totally different, it's just Huckleberry and it just didn't flow as well. Or Toms adventures we're so good that Huckleberry didn't live up to the challenge. Whatever the reason, it just didn't absorb me in quite the same way.

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Lizpixie
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This journal is freaking awesome! Not only does it look amazing, the actual lines on the page is Huckleberry Finn written in tiny tiny words. That is so cool! I didn‘t even realise until I got home and took off the plastic wrapper. Now I need to go back to Costco and get the rest of them. Bring me my chariot! 🛵

julesG You should buy them all and some to spare for swaps. 😉 4y
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Lizpixie
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I also picked up this Word Cloud Journal from Costco, coz I just don‘t have enough pristine journals, notepads, post-it‘s etc already! I can‘t be the only Stationery Addict on Litsy, am I? It‘s so pretty with the suede feel cover with small lines of text all over the cover & sprayed edges the same colour as the binding elastic. Love it!💙

TrishB Nope, one too! 4y
Mimi28 Me too!! 4y
wanderinglynn 🙋🏼‍♀️ Yep, stationary & pen addict! 4y
VioletBramble Me too. I have an entire shelf of unused notebooks in many sizes. I have two of the Novel Journals. Plus I have the Novel Journals Post-Its that they give away at BookCon. When I give someone a note I always wait to see if they'll realize it's written over the opening paragraph of Huckleberry Finn. 4y
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Saknicole
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Another stellar interactive display from the loveliest librarian in the world @Tamrawear #teachersoflitsy #librariansoflitsy #libraries #bannedbooks

Kimberlone Omg so great! How‘s BOB going?! 4y
Saknicole @Kimberlone I'm bringing them in this year! Going great! 4y
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Lcsmcat
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1. Also A Prayer for Owen Meany, Handmaid‘s Tale, Beloved, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (I could go on forever.)
2. To Kill a Mockingbird #reread
3. The Color Purple #TBR
4. I‘m totally against it, and it frightens and angers me when it is “successful.” Librarians are my heroes for fighting censorship.
#helloThursday @wanderinglynn

saresmoore I really enjoyed The Color Purple. It‘s a tough read, but so beautiful. 4y
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👍🏻📚 4y
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Stphnthescriv
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It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race. - Huck Finn chapter 24

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walryan5
Pickpick

I found the depiction of southern people to be accurate, in that time period.

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KGlibrarian
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Pickpick

Mark Twain's masterpiece takes on an entirely new meaning for me as an adult. I grasped the humor and societal statements this time around in a way I hadn't before. Huck is hilarious and the mishaps he and Jim go through kept me laughing the entire book. Though it's uncomfortable seeing the N work so often, it highlights the racist world in which they lived and makes Huck and Jim's friendship even more poignant.

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JessClark78
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1. At the theater: Insidious: The Last Key. On DVD/Cable: Happy Death Day, Goodbye Christopher Robin, A Quiet Place.
2. The husband and I like to go see a movie and get lunch afterwards, once in a while. Sometimes we go to the bookstore and get coffee.
3. 3
4. This is the only book I‘ve ever not finished.
5. 🖤

#FriYAYintro

MaleficentBookDragon I thought Happy Death Day was a riot. 😂 4y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook You're almost exactly describing our dates... Before kids. Sigh. One day. 😂 4y
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