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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals | Caitlin Doughty
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Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.
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BeeMagical
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Book 125🎧
This one was super interesting! It is also a perfect pairing to Stiff💀

A funeral director answers some of the craziest questions she‘s ever been asked by kids.

And let me tell you - kids ask the darnedest things!😂

Twainy I loved this book better than the one for adults LOL 2w
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vlwelser
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This is pretty fun. The author/narrator is pretty funny. She basically debunks myths and answers really random questions about dead bodies. I think this is actually meant for a younger audience but I enjoyed it. And the title is awesome.

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Readswithcoffee
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Subtitle: Big questions from tiny mortals about death. I‘m not sure where/how I heard about this book. It is excellent. I like her sense of humor, yet respect for issues surrounding death. The audiobook is narrated by the author. I‘m going to look for her other books!

Tera66 My bestfriend's 5 year old is having a hard time with them losing their kitty, would this be age appropriate to help him understand death better? 3mo
Readswithcoffee @Tera66 Sorry, but I don‘t feel this is the correct book for this situation. I wish I had a good recommendation for you. Losing a beloved pet is difficult 😞 3mo
Tera66 @Readswithcoffee Thank you for letting me know, we found some other books, just was unsure about this one. 3mo
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fredthemoose
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Quick read of several short essay responses to questions kids have posed about death and dead bodies. Made a nice Kindle companion while traveling. (It even had a chapter on what happens to the bodies of people who die on flights!)

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Hilary427
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Loved it! Such interesting information about death and what happens AFTER death.
⭐️: 4/5

ChaoticMissAdventures Doughty is Amazing! I loved her YouTube channel and have read all of her books glad you enjoyed this! 4mo
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GondorGirl
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This book was fascinating. Kind of disgusting and, at times, horrifying... but fascinating nonetheless.

In it Caitlin Doughty (everyone's favorite mortician) answers questions kids have asked her about death. And she manages to answer them in a way that is truthful, scientific, and often funny... but always with respect. As an adult I honestly learned a lot and would recommend it to older children who are curious about the specifics of death.

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GondorGirl
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3 out of 3 catboys say yes, yes they will eat my eyeballs.

Readergrrl 😂😂😂 4mo
rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 4mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 4mo
ShyBookOwl 😅😅 too good 4mo
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GondorGirl
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Today when I dropped stuff off at Goodwill I decided to check out the book section and found some great books! The top three are ARCs and the rest are signed first editions!

BookDadGirlDad Signed First Editions!!!! How cool. I love finding signed editions or inscriptions. 4mo
Alfoster Sweet haul!👍 4mo
Librariana I'm totally jelly for your signed first edition of Caitlin Doughty's tagged title! She's a rockstar and so are you for the sweet discovery. Enjoy your awesome haul! 4mo
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GondorGirl @Librariana That book has been on my TBR list forever! I'm so excited to read it! 4mo
Verity You‘ve clearly found some book reviewer‘s goodwill of choice! Make a note and check for more treasure in a few months! 4mo
GondorGirl @Verity Right!? We've been clearing out the garage, so I know which Goodwill I'm going to dump stuff off at! 4mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Tagged book, for one of the bookstore book club's I run.
2. Both thumbs way up!
3. Definitely Thrillers!

@kimmypete1 @Eggbeater

Eggs Love that title! Thanks for joining in 📚👍🏼📖 5mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Currently devouring this book… much like a beloved but starving pet might do to a corpse…

ChaoticMissAdventures I completely adore Caitlin Doughty!! ❤️❤️ 5mo
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Eggbeater
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2nd book for #20in4 #readathon @Andrew65

Complete with fun, ghoulish illustrations, this book has fun facts about dead bodies presented in the form of questions to a mortician from children. It was almost cute in a gross way. 🤢 It's a good way to make people comfortable with death and have fun with science at the same time.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5mo
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Shegg

“Excuse me,” you‘ll say to the flight attendant, “I am so sorry to bother you, but I didn‘t sign up to sit next to a corpse for the remaining five hours of the flight.”

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CharismaRaven13
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My second read from Caitlin Doughty (I am still trying to catch up with all her YouTube videos “ask a mortician”) and it‘s a very informative book about death and dead bodies - asked my children. With science and humor she is answering all important questions (and questions you never thought about to ask) and she is able to squash your fear about death and turn it into knowledge and fascination. Great book with amazing and funny illustrations!

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RainyDayReading
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I loved this one! Just as entertaining as her other books. Featuring a collection of questions kids have asked the author about death and her answers for them. Kids ask the best questions sometimes 🤣 Most of these I didn‘t realize I needed the answers to until I read the question. Hope she does a part two to this in the future. Quick and easy to read, if you have a morbid curiosity, I think you‘d enjoy this one.

Copwithabook Agreed! Fun read and the best title to a book ever 9mo
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Megabooks
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Great answers to those kooky questions about death kids (and adults) want to know from everyone‘s favorite mortician! (E.g. can I be buried with my pet?) I think this is Doughty‘s funniest book, but I‘ve enjoyed all three I‘ve read from her. At first, I was worried that any of her books would be too morbid or scary, but I actually found that this, and the two I‘ll tag below, demystified death in a positive way. #audiobook

Scochrane26 I liked this one a lot, but I haven‘t read her other 2 yet. 10mo
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monkeygirlsmama Sounds cute! 10mo
Cinfhen I was meh about this one but it did answer those kooky questions with humor, clarity & knowledge information 😊 10mo
Megabooks @Scochrane26 definitely read them at some point. 👍🏻 10mo
Megabooks @monkeygirlsmama it is! All her books are good. 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen it does. The answers are really interesting and I think this was a great format to get to the heart of the questions rather than the longer explanation of her more narrative books. 10mo
Reviewsbylola As I read this one, it reminded me of Genevieve. She always asks morbid questions. 😂 Florence is catching up though—she told me last night that when kids die they should be interred in mausoleums in case they‘re actually still alive. 🤭 10mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola your kids seem pretty cool! (Of course, I already thought so after the doll jail!) But wait, mausoleums if they‘re alive?!? Has she been reading 10mo
Reviewsbylola They have their moments. 😂 And I have no idea where the mausoleum comment came from. She comes up with some real zingers when she‘s laying in bed at night. 🤣 10mo
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Megabooks
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1. Another One Bites the Dust 😂😂
2. Booksleeves!!
3. I do enjoy reading memoirs of persons within a few years of my age because we have the same cultural touchstones. However, I also read to learn about other people, cultures, periods, etc. So, uh, both. 👍🏻

IT‘S SNOWING!! Bad selfie time! ❄️❄️

Thanks fir the tag @EclecticBookLover !

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs 💜

vivastory #1 😂 10mo
BeaG It‘s snowing where I live too! 10mo
Megabooks @vivastory 😉😂 10mo
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Megabooks @BeaG yes! I loved watching it snow until the sun went down. We get it so rarely these days. 10mo
EclecticBookLover I keep hoping for snow, but none yet! 😑 10mo
Megabooks @EclecticBookLover 🤞🏻 for ❄️ for you!! 10mo
Eggs Thanks for these great responses and Meg-in-The-snow!!! #1-👏🏻📚🎶😂😂 10mo
Crazeedi Great answers 😅 10mo
BarbaraBB Cool selfie and love your snowy landscape 💙🤍 10mo
Megabooks @Eggs I loved these questions!! 10mo
Megabooks @Crazeedi thanks ❤️ 10mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB we hardly ever get it anymore, so I‘m pretty excited to see if there‘s any left tomorrow morning. At least I don‘t have to de-ice my car!! 👍🏻 10mo
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MarissaK
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Couldn‘t put it down! Great questions answered, and it helped quell my fear of death.

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Twainy
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🎧 How did I find this book? My niece‘s Amazon Wishlist. She had THREE of this author‘s books there! I automatically thought > WHAT AM I MISSING?! Add to TBR! So here I am. Of course I gifted her the hardcovers for Christmas because > BOOKS! DUH! 😁 Now I want them too.

This book is hilarious, informative & gross. It answers a multitude of questions the author‘s gotten from children regarding bodies post-death & poses new ones.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻

Twainy There are so many quotes I‘d like to share here that I‘m just going to tell you that if this sounds up your alley you should get your hands on a copy. (The author also has a YouTube channel which is on my list of things to check out, thank you wonderfully creepy niece who takes after her aunt LOL) 10mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Your niece has great taste! I know of the author through her YouTube channel and absolutely adore her!!! ❤️💀❤️ 10mo
Twainy @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm the author narrates the book & that motivated me to subscribe to her channel ... I just need to find the time to watch. 😁 10mo
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ReadingOver50
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I have been seeing a lot of posts about this book. It has always intrigued me. I finally downloaded a copy on my kindle. The chapters are short and informative. It says the questions were from children, but I'm not sure if the writing is aimed at a younger audience of not. I liked the book and I think younger people would like it too. Told in a matter of fact tone, I got some real information about death and what happens to the body after death.

Librariana Her videos from her YouTube "Ask a Mortician" channel are endlessly fascinating to me! This was a great book. Very informative and interesting! 11mo
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catiewithac
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Enjoyable, fun, easy and quick to read! I‘ve certainly had my fair share of body leakage issues as a nurse. Caitlin Doughty answers questions about death that were asked by children 👻 #FirstReadof2021

cozypunk I laughed out loud several times! 11mo
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effani
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I really enjoyed this one. I like the premise, of taking children's questions seriously no matter how silly they sound, and it reminded me a bit of Mary Roach. And the illustrations by Dianné Ruz are fantastic (and actually look good on a black-and-white kindle). My favorite (pictured): Can I be buried in the same grave as my hamster?

Last book of 2020!

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catiewithac
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My *favorite* gift from the #Bestof2020Swap is this beautiful handmade ceramic ornament! I‘m going to hang in next to my cross stitch coffee mug picture above the sink so I can look at it everyday. I collect bird folk art so this present is PERFECT! 😍 🐦

monalyisha This was the very last thing I added! Phew! Let‘s hear it for serendipity. 🕊 11mo
candority It‘s so lovely! 11mo
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K.Wielechowski
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Thankfully not. At least not right away, they start with the cheeks and lips 🤪
This book is full of questions that funeral director Doughty is often asked by kids and she gives short, but thorough answers with her usual humor and bluntness.
I woke Toothless up to take this picture and he‘s probably thinking about eating me.

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RamsFan1963
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Mehso-so

Despite the fact that my last two audiobooks have been on the subject of death, I'm not obsessed with the idea. I liked this well enough, and discovered some things I didn't know, but I found the author's narration rather annoying and her attempts at humor fell flat most of the time. 3☠☠☠
11th Book #ReadYourWay @TheSpineView (67:50:11)
5th Book #DashingDecember @Andrew65 (23:57:07)
2nd Book #ShutdownReadathon @Squidget (5:44:37)

Andrew65 Fantastic total 👏👏👏🙌 11mo
DieAReader Amazing totals! Sry to book was a bust though😕 11mo
RamsFan1963 @Squidget I think I would have enjoyed it much more reading it myself. The author's narration really bummed me out. 11mo
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DieAReader @RamsFan1963 Definitely makes sense. Narrators are 🗝 to audiobook success & sometimes it just doesn‘t work🤷🏻‍♀️ Win some, lose some I guess🙄 11mo
RamsFan1963 @Squidget With few exceptions, like Neil Gaiman for example, I don't find most authors to be good narrators. 11mo
TheSpineView 😊📖📚 11mo
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DGRachel
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This was fantastic. Kind of gross, but also fascinating. Some of Doughty‘s gallows humor bordered on the inappropriate, but I did enjoy this short listen. CW: there‘s some talk of animal research that‘s pretty awful and the answer to will my dog eat me when I die was actually kind of heartbreaking. Still - some really interesting factoids about death/dead bodies.

RamsFan1963 I'm also listening to this on audio now. 11mo
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limada
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Finishing this one up today before I finish the Christmas decorating. What? It makes complete sense right?

britt_brooke Loved this one! 12mo
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LouBeth
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Is it bad that I finished this book while having a pumpkin cream cold brew..? 🙂

Soubhiville I loved this book! This author is great, her other books are just as good. 13mo
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K.Wielechowski
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I think my pandemic panic has turned into retail therapy in the form of book buying.

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SkeletonKey
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Finished From Here to Eternity so I might as well start on this one now!

Booksnchill Loved these!! 14mo
SkeletonKey @Booksnchill - Me too! She‘s a fave. 14mo
perfectsinner Just bought both and starting Cat now 🙂 12mo
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Soubhiville
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Today has been all about getting to know the new kitty. He is a professional snuggler! He likes to sleep with his face pressed against a human face, as close as possible at all times.

So we‘ve been #audioreadingbuddies today. I‘ve been really enjoying Caitlin Doughty‘s books, first the tagged, then Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

The questions asked by kids about death are great. Caitlin combines facts and humor in a perfect (for me) balance.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love it!!!! ❤️😍❤️ 1y
wanderinglynn Aw! How precious. 💜🐱 (edited) 1y
kalinichta Her second book, From Here to Eternity, is also quite good. I found it surprisingly touching. 1y
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Soubhiville @kalinichta it‘s on my TBR 📚😊 1y
Gissy So cuuute! 😻❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Bookzombie 💕🐈 1y
Kdgordon88 So cute! 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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Got my first freebie for #BookSpinBingo I adore Caitlin Doughty and recommend pairing the audio along with print or kindle versions! 🐱 👁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I love her channel! 😂🤣😂❤️ I really need to get my hands on a copy of this book! 1y
MatchlessMarie @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I know right! I am listening to smoke gets in your eyes right now because when I read the print copy in 2016 I didn‘t realize she did the audio or how awesome she was 😆 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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?? Mortician Caitlin Doughty answers children's question about death, such as "Will my cat eat my eyeballs?" and "Can I keep my parents' skulls after they die?". Fascinating, informative & funny. If you enjoy Mary Roach books, you will like this quick read. ☠

bibliobard Her other books are also really good if you are interested in learning more about death and other cultures 2y
BookDragonNotWorm So . . . Will they? I heard from a M.E. I used to work with that they start with the nose! 😂 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BookDragonNotWorm That's what she says too. Nose & cheeks go first. 2y
TieDyeDude I loved this book! It'd be interesting in audio. The print was great for some bite-sized morsels before bed. 1y
PaperbackPirate When we had cats my husband and I would debate over which cat would eat us first if we died! Lol. Now I know where they would have started. 😂 1y
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Chrissyreadit
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I am someone who struggles with death, and works hard to normalize it as well as provide comfort through it. I loved this book for taking some fear and mystery and replacing it with facts as well as using humor. So glad I read this!

DebinHawaii I really liked this when I listened to it. Funny & informative! 2y
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Katies_always_booked
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It got 4⭐️ because there wasn‘t more of it! This book was so fun - the author is a mortician, blogger, and YouTuber who‘s known for advocating death acceptance. In this book, she answers the most common questions kids have about death and dying in a quirky, fun, fact filled way. Despite being all about death, I enjoyed reading it and loved the illustrations throughout.

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Bookworm_97
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3.5 / 5

Can learning about #death be fun? Yes.!

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Linsy
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#7booksin7days 💀😼⚰️

GingerAntics That title is just perfection! 2y
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shaynarae
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A very fun and easy read for those who are open to humorous discussions about death. It‘s very a la Stiff by Mary Roach (the OG of this genre, imo), and a bit repetitive of that, but it didn‘t take away from the enjoyment of Caitlin Doughty‘s book in its own right.

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magyklyXdelish
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“Oh, hey.”

#BookHunt

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TorieStorieS
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I have been in such an #audiobookslump lately- but I think this book busted it! A previous Goodreads Choice award winner, this nonfiction book is a compilation of questions that the mortician author has received from children. It‘s the perfect balance of enlightening and entertaining with moments of humor to break up the topic a bit. Super engaging and well-performed by the author, time flew by listening to it! #AudioColoring

Crazeedi I just saw this on Net Galley and was wondering about it. And your coloring is beautiful as always 💖 2y
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi I really enjoyed it! It‘s brief but good! And thank you!! 🥰🥰🥰 2y
Blaire Completely agree! I finished this one yesterday! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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Last one of my #catsoflitsy - also https://www.audiobooksync.com/ Free audiobooks starts April 30 - YA books but anyone can use.

AmyG They are beautiful. 2y
Chrissyreadit @AmyG thank you! 2y
Crazeedi Your fur friends❤❤😻😻❤❤ 2y
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TNbookworm 😻😻 2y
Gissy Ahhhh!😻😻❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ElizaMarie Ooo sounds great! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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#catsoflitsy sometimes I just look at my cats and giggle. I also giggle when I watch Austenland- seriously funny book adaption.

BarbaraTheBibliophage How is that comfy?? Still, it‘s adorable. 2y
Chrissyreadit @BarbaraTheBibliophage he‘s always in a unique position. 2y
Crazeedi Kitties can be very amusing 😻❤ 2y
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readordierachel So fluffy! 2y
mabell Oh my! 😂😂 2y
Gissy 😻😻❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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Crazeedi So adorable ❤😻 2y
Gissy So cute!!!😻❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ElizaMarie OMG I need this kitty! 2y
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UnidragonFrag
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#manicmonday #letterD @JoScho

(book) Deadman Wonderland
(author) Caitlin Doughty (see tagged)
(movie/tv) Death to Smoochy (Deadpool)
(singer/band) Deftones
(song) Doomsday - Architects ( https://youtu.be/RvWbcK3YQ_o )

JoScho Thanks for playing 🤗💚 2y
ChaoticMissAdventures Caitlin Doughty was my author pick too! She is wonderful. 2y
UnidragonFrag @JoScho thanks!! @ChaoticMissAdventures she really is great! I have her two other books and plan on reading them this year! I follow her on YouTube too. 2y
ChaoticMissAdventures @UnidragonFrag her YouTube is great, I just want to be her friend! 2y
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Susanita
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Staying at home has helped, but this is still an issue.

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StellaDz
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I don‘t have a cat, but according to Doughty, dogs will do worse, so there ya go! 😂 This book while answering some of the weirdest questions little kids can come up with, is actually very insightful and full of fun facts and interesting discussion. It could have been epically silly, but Doughty shows that death isn‘t something to mess about with (maybe just a little), even if it‘s with little kids. Every one of her books teaches. ❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
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The question was: Do bodies in a cemetery make our water taste bad? And part of the answer just seemed all too real right now 😂