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I‘m sooo sorry I forgot #friyayintro yesterday! I have some friends visiting, and I‘m having fun playing tourist here in #Tucson! 🙂 We have eaten a LOT of delicious Mexican food, and hit all the best touristy spots. I especially love these Woolly Jacket Prickly Pear Cacti at the Desert Museum. There hasn‘t been a ton of reading time, but it‘s been so fun to hang out, and there has been a lot of book talk! My #tbr list is growing, as usual...

Leftcoastzen Those are pretty, need to get back to that museum. 1d
Susanita Love the Desert Museum! 1d
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Fear the Darkness | Becky Masterman
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#94 of my year. This is book 2 in the Brigid Quinn series. I absolutely loved the first book and was pleasantly surprised that it was part of a series so I bought the first 3 books!

Caffeinated_Reader I absolutely love the writing style of Becky Masterman. The character Brigid Quinn is excellent. She‘s so witty, tuff, mysterious, and badass! I like how the story spun out of control and left me suspecting one group of people in order to distract from the less obvious suspect. Man she‘s a fantastic writer. 2w
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Kindergarten Rocks! | Katie Davis
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To clarify for all the questions on my post from yesterday. 😂

Yes, July 15th is early for the first day, but they get 3 weeks fall break, 3 days at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks Christmas break, 2 days Rodeo break, 2 weeks spring break, and a long weekend for Easter. I much prefer a shorter summer and more time off throughout the year — especially since it‘s too hot to play outside right now anyway. #tucson

hermyknee Cute pic! Are your girls in public school? Is it year-round? 2mo
hermyknee I‘m a teacher, so I‘m curious! 😊 2mo
mom2bugnbee I miss year round school so much! My daughter had it for a few years in elementary school. The teachers loved it, too! 2mo
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howjessreads @hermyknee Yes, public. They call it “modified year round” bc summer is still longest (7 weeks). @mom2bugnbee — yes it‘s so great! And teachers love it took bc kids don‘t forget everything over summer. 2mo
sarahreinhard Year round school! I don‘t know whether to sob or rejoice, to envy or to pity... 2mo
madamereadsalot1 Oh man! I wish my kids had this schedule! Texas needs to adopt it. My kids hate that their longest break is in the hottest part of the year. 2mo
Jerdencon Wow - and we‘ve only been out of school since June 26th! 2mo
Tamra In the heat it makes sense to be inside. 2mo
Blaire A lot of my friends have kids at a local year-round school and they love the calendar! 2mo
justanothermusing i love year round schools I wish we had tgem here. 2mo
justanothermusing they are so cute 2mo
CarolynM This is pretty much how the school year runs in Australia. About 6-7 weeks off in summer (week or so before Christmas to end of January) then 2 weeks off for the other 3 term breaks. 2mo
Purrfectpages Ooh what‘s a Rodeo break? 2mo
howjessreads @Purrfectpages It‘s a Tucson tradition! They get a Thurs & Fri off school in Feb, in honor of the Rodeo. (Although everyone I know drives to Disneyland instead of attending the rodeo.) 😂😂 2mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
Lady_Tigana_20 I wish we had this. We go back August. Go 3 months till Thanksgiving. After Christmas break, it‘s usually 3.5 months till spring break. Then kids have couple weeks of review, and May is state assessment time. We‘re usually out by Memorial Day. Some Junes are nice, but some are hot. Too hot in July to go anywhere. Who wants to go to WDW in summer!?! It feels like you‘re standing on the sun. 😞 2mo
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Back home in #Tucson, where it‘s 50 degrees hotter than it was on the Oregon shore yesterday. 😭😭😭😭😭

Updates on my vacation reads soon! Happy 4th! 🇺🇸🎉

Liatrek One of my favorite vacation spots ❤️ 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Every time I see the word Tucson, I laugh bc my godson said he wanted to move to “Tuckson” and I was like, “huh?”. Then I died laughing-He was clueless, and he was in his 20s at the time. Lol (edited) 3mo
cathysaid I ❤️ Cannon Beach bookstore. 3mo
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CouronneDhiver Pretty! 3mo
howjessreads Oh man @JanuarieTimewalker13 - I missed this last week! Lol!! 2mo
howjessreads @Liatrek @cathysaid - I can‘t wait to go back! 😍😍 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! No worries!! 🌻 2mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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Sorry I forgot to post the preview last night!

1. Ben‘s Bells started in #Tucson, so there are kindness murals all over town!
2. Nothing? 😬 I hate the heat! And my job is way busier in the summers.
3. Cantaloupe and berries, yum!
4. I hate to admit it, but e-books.
5. 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 #friyayintro

Bklover Tucson is probably not the best place to be if you hate the heat! Stay cool! Oh, and I‘ve never mixed cantaloupe and berries before, but now I‘m going to try it! ❤️❤️ (edited) 3mo
ImperfectCJ Making sure I understand the game before jumping in... you post a new prompt/question list each Friday and everyone who wants to participate grabs that image, answers the questions in their own blurb, and comments on other posts that have the hashtag? (New to Litsy and getting my bearings.🙂) 3mo
howjessreads Got it in one @ImperfectCJ! Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
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#62 let‘s keep the morbid dice rolling lol let‘s see if this one is a better read than that last one.

Caffeinated_Reader Well that was a pretty awesome story. Brigid is a freaking savage. I‘d like to read more about her. That other cop, “snow” huge set of balls too that one. Over all I enjoyed this investigation into finding the serial killers. I‘d definitely read more from this new to me author! 3mo
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Day 10 of #30junebooks is SUMMER!
Here in #Tucson, summer means heat. And since everyone wants a nice air-conditioned place to hang out while the kids are outta school, Bookmans is BUSY all day, every day. 📚
I checked my employee recs shelf this morning, and it was totally empty! So I stocked it up with some fun, light summer reads, plus a couple of faves. 😍 I wonder how many days it‘ll be before it‘s empty again. 🤔 #behindthescenesatbookmans

Megabooks If I were in Tucson, I would try one! I loved my visit out there. Great city! 3mo
Tamra I love recs! 3mo
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The Wood Wife | Terri Windling
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I was browsing books on my five star shelf here on litsy and when I came to this one I realized my post from 3 years ago about it was the third post! Lol. Totally lovely, definitely underrated paranormal read set in the Arizona desert before paranormal was fashionable. Rattler courtesy of our local zoo 🐍🌵☀️ #30junebooks @howjessreads

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1. SPRING. We actually got a legitimate spring this year! It‘s the coldest May in #Tucson since 1977. We haven‘t even hit 100 yet! And there have been multiple days with highs below 80!! 😍
2. Going camping... wish me luck. I‘m not a huge fan, but my husband really wants to go. And we‘re going to be on Mt. Graham, where the overnight lows are going to be 32*F. In a tent. 😬😳
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Libby1 I hope you‘ll enjoy your camping trip! 4mo
TrishB Enjoy your camping! I‘ve done it once 😱 4mo
julesG Enjoy your trip. Take warm socks! 4mo
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Cinfhen Sounds like a wonderful weekend xx enjoy 😊 4mo
Crazeedi Tents can be fun if you have a cot??😉 Enjoy! 4mo
merelybookish Have fun! Camping is not my fave either but it does make you appreciate the comforts of home! 😀 4mo
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The Wood Wife | Terri Windling
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The moment when you can't make up your mind whether you want to pick a rearead or a new read.. So you are stuck with a stack. 📚

Freespirit Great stack! 4mo
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