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Going Postal
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into ... a government job?By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job -- to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, requires: hope.
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Kshakal
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Thanks so much @BookNAround !! I am so excited to read this book and the chocolate looks so delicious!!

#littlechristmas @bookish_wookish

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Kshakal
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Kangaj1
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Taking these to the post office today for #lmpbc13 #groupm #groupb @Roary47 @BookishBelle

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Kshakal
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It came today!!! Can‘t wait for morning!! #jolabokaflod

@Charityann @MaleficentBookDragon

Charityann Yay! Glad it got to you safely!😄 1mo
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Kshakal
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It came today!! Can‘t wait @BookNAround

#littlechristmasswap

BookNAround Oh good! 1mo
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Kshakal
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TheAromaofBooks YAY! Before the deadline and everything!!! 😂 1mo
Kshakal @TheAromaofBooks if only the package could tell us the story of where all it has been! 🤣 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 1mo
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Kshakal
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They are on their way and set to arrive at their destinations on Saturday!!
#wintersolsticeswap @TheAromaofBooks
#jolabokaflod @MaleficentBookDragon
#littlechristmas @bookish_wookish

Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🤍🎉🙌 2mo
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AFrostCauseReads
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Mailed out both my #allhallowsreadswap @MaleficentBookDragon and #hauntedhallowswap @wanderinglynn today. Both are expected in plenty of time for opening day 🧡🎃💀🎃🧡

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
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Kshakal
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I came home to this on my stoop! #hhs @Marmie7 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
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Kshakal
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Thank you so much for the fall goodies @AmyG … I absolutely love everything!! Happy fall y‘all!! #fffs

AmyG Happy Fall! 4mo
Endowarrior21 Hey I have those same socks lol they are one of my favorites. 4mo
Kshakal @Endowarrior21 they are so cute… I can‘t wait to wear them! 4mo
Avanders 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 4mo
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Kshakal
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Thank so much for the goodies and I am super pumped about the coffee!! @BethM #cbbc

BethM @Mommamanzi can attest to its goodness :) 4mo
Mommamanzi It‘s soooooo good 😍! 4mo
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They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man's mind wonderfully; unfortunately, what the mind inevitably concentrates on is that, in the morning, it will be in a body that is going to be hanged.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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julesG
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Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #GoingPostal! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

khooliha This book is great! Moist is such a fun character, and I think the book does a great job of staying with him (it'd be easy for these events to spin out into a Watch book, after all). It's just fun to take a guy whose whole bit is Normal Man (For Conning Purposes) and just mire him in some of the strangest stuff the books have done in awhile. Magic isn't so wild anymore, but people and their products still can be. 4mo
khooliha Also, after how it's described in this book, I'm surprised that we never see a god of the clacks. 4mo
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khooliha
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I love when a guy develops a conscious, I love when a guy discovers what hope is, I love when a guy learns who he is and is surprised, I love when a guy comes to rely on and care for the weirdos around him, I love when a guy is consumed by and embraces the weirdness within himself. I love a guy.
Hope and angels and work and personhood, and fooling them all. Flying ever forward, filling with gold.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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"The hadn't dreamed, in the way people usually used the word, but they'd imagined a different world, and bent metal around it."

#OokBOokClub

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ozma.of.oz
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. Tagged! It‘s a good bet a Terry Pratchett will probably be my favorite read! 😂
2. #BookSpinBingo ! We‘ll see how that goes!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Vansa This was SUCH an excellent book. A short history of the postal system packed into a great commentary on life, Pratchett was a genius 5mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 5mo
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khooliha
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The universe could not be sending a clearer message! Moist already thinks the letters talking to him is a madness he's catching, but guess what? It helps!
(Should have known I'd be insufferable about this book too.)
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

I have to say, after the last 2 main line books, which seemed to argue that change is not possible, it's a real relief to get to hang with Moist, who absolutely DOES NOT believe in incrementalism.
#OokBOokClub

khooliha And guess what?! He changes the world! 5mo
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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

One of my fondest hopes is to one day own (and rock) Moist's Postmaster outfit.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

So this is my second read of this book this year and something just jumped out at me: in quick succession Moist thinks of golem as tools, not people, then decides he's going to buy his freedom like a golem. All the other identities were the tools, and Moist isn't quite thinking of himself as a person yet. I LOVE how much of this book is about becoming a person and being surprised at the kind of person you really are.
#OokBOokClub

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ozma.of.oz
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What to do when your postal service is incompetent or cursed? Put a recently condemned con man in charge, of course.

My first, & favorite, Discworld. It‘s still hysterical to listen to this while working for the USPS. On one hand, the mishaps & the bungling, is upsetting. On the other, being reminded of how communication & connection is important is hopeful. And Moist‘s I-don‘t-want-to-develop-a-conscience-but-I-guess-I-will is great! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

wanderinglynn Love this book! So funny! 5mo
persephone1408 I haven't read the book...but I was COMPLETELY in love with the show! 5mo
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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

I Love Moist Von Lipwig
#OokBOokClub

julesG One of the best characters. 5mo
julesG And thanks for reminding me to pick the book up. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I somehow ignored the fact that it's the end of August already. 5mo
khooliha @julesG 👍 5mo
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Soubhiville
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This is one of my favorites in the Discworld series. How can you go wrong when the main character is named Moist von Lipwig? I think the bit that had me laughing the hardest was the invention of stamp collecting. Pratchett can show the absurdity of life in ways no other author I‘ve read does.

I can‘t believe I‘ve only got 5 books left in my Discworld read/reread through.

wanderinglynn Love that edition! 😍 Also one of my faves. 5mo
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Kshakal
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This I am sure it is my #fallingforfallswap package!! It arrived safe and sound @AmyG … can‘t wait to open it! 🤓

AmyG IT IS! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Avanders Yay!! 🧡🍁🍂🧡 5mo
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Kshakal
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So my package from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks was not for the fall swap but instead from winning the July photo challenge… whoopsie! Thank you so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Eggs for my goodies… I love it all and the wrapping paper was so pretty h had to save some!! 💖🤓💖

AmyG Yay!!!! 5mo
hermyknee The Death of Mrs. Westaway was so good!!! 5mo
Eggs 💝💗💝 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy it made it safely!! Enjoy and thanks for playing each month!! ❤️ 5mo
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Kshakal
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This came today!! Can‘t wait wait for #fallingforfallswap


Update… just kidding… I forgot I won July‘s photo challenge! 🤦🏻‍♀️
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders

AmyG Kerri-this has to be something else as I have you for MY Falling For Fall person. Your box is on the way!!! 5mo
Kshakal @AmyG oh!!! Good to know! Lol!! (edited) 5mo
AmyG Ha! Hopefully there wasn‘t a mistake. I guess @Avanders will chime in. 😂 5mo
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Kshakal @AmyG nope… no mistake!! I opened it up and figured it out! I forgot I had won a photo challenge! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
AmyG Hahaha! Congrats! You had me nervous for a moment. 5mo
BethM Cute! 5mo
Avanders 😁 lol glad you figured it out! 😄 (& congrats! 👏🏽👏🏽) 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 5mo
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julesG
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#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #GoingPostal!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Sorry for posting late.

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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MayJasper
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 1 Person Vs #The Boss
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

In Moist's world conflict with the boss leads to his "unlife".

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🖤📚 6mo
Eggs Great choice 💜📖👏🏻💜 6mo
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Patchshank
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Since so many of us love the post office I thought I'd share this bad news. 😩 I'm over it. Why is that idiot still in charge? It's clearly more sabotage.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/postage-stamp-hike-mail-delivery-slowdown-usps/

Eggs 🤪🤨😶🤔 6mo
Patchshank @Eggs lol. You make a valid point. 6mo
AmyG DeJoy is horrible. I am surprised he wasn‘t ousted yet. 6mo
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The_Penniless_Author @AmyG Biden can't fire the Postmaster General like he can a Cabinet Secretary. Only the USPS Board of Governors can, and they're still majority Trump appointees. I guess there are three vacancies, and Biden's nominees are pending confirmation, so assuming they go through he hopefully should be out soon. 🤞 6mo
Patchshank @The_Penniless_Author yeah. It's still so insane though. His intentions are blatant and there is nothing that can really be done. I rather doubt any new laws will be passed to protect us from this kind of stuff in the future. It's so frustrating and a bit scary. The Trump administration really exposed a lot of cracks in the foundation that will probably never be fixed and probably will be taken advantage of by some other nutjob. 6mo
AmyG I thought I read the board had enough democrats appointed by Biden. And….I googled how Biden appointed 3 but it might not be enough. Ugh. (edited) 6mo
Patchshank @AmyG Honestly, this should be a bipartisan issue. Depressing that bipartisanship no longer exists. 6mo
The_Penniless_Author @AmyG Oh, you're right, all three did get confirmed by the Senate already. And I saw the same article you did - it still might not be enough to get him out 🙄 Maybe one hope is the SC case that was decided last month, Collins v. Yellen. SCOTUS ruled that it was unconstitutional that the President couldn't fire the director of the FHFA. The same argument could probably be applied to USPS. 6mo
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Kshakal
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Sorry it is a few days late (the past couple of weeks have been nuts) but it is on its way @Mommamanzi !

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julesG
Going Postal (Revised) | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that next month we'll be reading #GoingPostal! Dig out your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on August 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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Kshakal
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Thank you @BethM ... I needed the postal pick me up yesterday! #cbbc

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Jerdencon
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Sorry for the delay @shellleigh33 @ads0123
Your #lmpbc books will be in the mail tomorrow!

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Kshakal
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Thanks for the goodies @BethM ... a perfect treat on my first day of summer!!! #cbbc

BethM My BFF got me that coffee for Xmas- I thought it was really good! 8mo
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Since @Ruthiella and I were chatting a bit about Discworld , I thought I‘d post these 2 beauties I found at a Library sale pre-pandemic.

Ruthiella Nice!😍 8mo
vivastory Library sales *sigh* 📚📚📚📚 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I miss those! My library is finally taking donations again. 8mo
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Leftcoastzen @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vivastory one library in my area had a couple outdoor sales again . But it was before my 2nd shot would have totally kicked in so I didn‘t go. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Leftcoastzen I don‘t blame you 1 bit. Our state still has a mask mandate from the governor until 70% of the state is vaccinated...we are currently almost at 50%, but when I went to the grocery store today I bet you 70% of the people were unmasked already. I wish they‘d have kept the mandate nationwide until the country reached a certain percentage or at least a month after the 12 -16 year olds got the OK to be vaccinated, so they could have a⤵️ 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Chance to be fully vaccinated before everyone started ditching them. 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Riveted_Reader_Melissa couldn‘t agree more . 8mo
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Kshakal
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Thank for all of the extra goodies @BethM !! I can‘t wait to try the coffee and the socks are adorable!!

Mommamanzi You can have the coffee, can I have the hunk? Lol 8mo
Kshakal @Mommamanzi lol!!! Life has been crazy here... I plan on getting to the post office tomorrow! 8mo
Mommamanzi No worries at all. I totally get it JUST got AC after 2 weeks of no ac and the weather hitting mid 90s every day but 3 of them. 8mo
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Jerdencon
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WanderingBookaneer
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No doctor appointment means I finally got to the post office. I‘m sorry I‘m 19 days late for book 1, but I promise to send book 2 next week! @Soubhiville and @TheBookKeepers you should have the books by the end of the week.

@rachelm , @SamAnne : Any future delays are due to me mailing this out late. I don‘t have another surgery until June 1, so it should all flow smoothly from now on. #GroupL #GroupP #LMPBC

TheBookKeepers No problem! I‘ll let you know once it arrives ❤️ 9mo
rachelm No problem at all!! 9mo
Soubhiville No worries! 9mo
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rachelm
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Finished up Get It Right for #lmpbc #groupl! I liked the social justice themes in this book and the romance between the two main characters. I was really rooting for their happy ending.
Thanks @Soubhiville for selecting!! Sending it to @Eventerj9 today 🎉 should be in your house in a few months @WanderingBookaneer

rachelm Book still isn‘t in the system 😅 9mo
WanderingBookaneer Hi! I‘m trying to sort things out with Jeannine and she told me that you sent a book to her that was returned. Was that book Celestial Mechanics? 7mo
rachelm @WanderingBookaneer I just sent her 7mo
rachelm Get it right and written in the stars because get it right got sent back 7mo
WanderingBookaneer Okay. Thanks! 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I didn‘t get a photo of the 📦 but these packages went out and will be to you Monday or Tuesday.
#cbbc #lmpbc

LiteraryinLawrence Thanks for the heads up! 10mo
MaleficentBookDragon @LiteraryinLititz Sorry it took me so long to return your Christie. I added a little surprise to help make up for my tardiness. 10mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Just mailed out this month‘s #coffeebeanbookclub #cbbc package to @Pogue
I hope you like this month‘s coffee. It should get to you on Monday.
@Mommamanzi

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Kshakal
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Thanks for all the goodies @BethM !! And of course I still love romance!! 💖🤓💖 #ccbc

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Kshakal
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Thank you so much @CBee !! I am so excited to read the books and the chocolates are my absolute favorite!!! Happy valentines! #bookcupidswap @candority

candority Those chocolates sound incredible! 😍 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 11mo
CBee Enjoy!! Glad you like everything 😊 Happy Valentine‘s Day!! 11mo
Mommamanzi I loved the wicked deep!!! 11mo
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khooliha
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The thing is... the thing is I adore Moist Von Lipwig.
Pretty sure I'll be rereading this one for #OokBOokClub later this year and I couldn't be happier about it!

khooliha Can people tell I'm hustling to catch up with Pratchat? 11mo
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Kshakal
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Thank you so much for the goodies @BethM !!!

Jaimelire stroopwafel are so good (edited) 11mo
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khooliha
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A thought I have had, one very much colored by personal bias: Moist and Rincewind are two sides of the same coin, one side a success, the other failure. I love them both.

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khooliha
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It's possible I'm misremembering my previous reads, but Moist is hitting slightly different now that we're the same age (or I'm possibly older). It hasn't changed how I feel about him, but the trapped feelings he has resonate with me.

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Kshakal
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Thank you so much @BethM for the goodies!! I am so going to make that peppermint mocha... so yummy!!! #ccbc

BethM @Kshakal lmk if you can‘t find the recipe and I‘ll repost it! 12mo
Kshakal @BethM I totally found it... just have to pick up some peppermint extract! 12mo
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Kshakal
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Thank you so much for the gifts @Aims42 !! I love Reese‘s and I have been wanting to reading this book for awhile!!! Happy little Christmas everyone!!! #lcs #littlechristmasswap

Aims42 Yay!!! Merry Little Christmas, enjoy!! 💕 12mo
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Kshakal
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I got two packages in the mail today!! #jolabokaflod #littlechristmasswap @PandaPanda @Aims42

PandaPanda Yay!! Glad it got to you! 13mo
Aims42 Yay!!!! I‘m so glad it arrived 🥳🎄🍬🍫 13mo
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