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Gissy
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Mehso-so

I don‘t know about this one. Sometimes I felt lost in the dialogues. I like the illustrations but don‘t love them. But they complied the purpose, they are dark and extremely gory illustrations 🩸. I will like to re-read it and maybe try volume 2 because there parts that I liked. I received this graphic novel last year by @BookwormAHN in #Elfswap Thsnk you🤗🧛🏼‍♀️🖤🖤🖤

TheSpineView Fantastic 3mo
BookwormAHN Your welcome and I agree the book was weird but I liked the overly ridiculous illustrations. 3mo
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Gissy @BookwormAHN Agree, there are some illustrations that are unique🧛🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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LeahBergen
The Skylarks' War | Hilary McKay
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I‘ve spent a sizeable chunk of the afternoon on this cleverly wrought WWI middle-grade novel and I‘m almost done. Here‘s hoping I don‘t get weepy. 🤞😆

Thanks again to @DinoMom for this lovely #ElfSwap gift!

Cathythoughts They‘re waving goodbye .. good luck at not getting weepy 😢 8mo
DinoMom ❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Yes, I did get a little weepy. 😆 8mo
rubyslippersreads I think there‘s a sequel 8mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yes, I just saw that! 👏🏻 8mo
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Powered_By_Plants
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Pickpick

So pleased I finally got around to reading this,had me very intrigued as they had banned it in Boston when first published. Nothing too shocking with what we are used to nowadays but very chilling and will stay with me for a bit.

Very interesting reading the different thoughts on the title, some believing it was based on a true crime committed by Ruth Snyder 1927

Thank you for my #elfswap @veritysalter couldn‘t stop reading 🥰

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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bibliobard
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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🤦‍♀️ Look what finally showed up on my doorstep this morning @Endowarrior21 I imagine this is the original 📦 since it says USPS? Thank you! #elfswap

Avanders 🤭oh yay!!! 13mo
Endowarrior21 Okay I will try and cancel my Amazon order 13mo
Endowarrior21 Hopefully everything was there 13mo
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bibliobard @Endowarrior21 sorry for the hassle! I know it was out of both of our control but since no one else can apologize I will 😅 13mo
bibliobard @Endowarrior21 it was a book and notebook 13mo
Endowarrior21 @Shakespearience okay that is what I sent 13mo
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Avanders
Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Yay!!! I received my #ElfSwap package yesterday! Thank you so much @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm !! You knocked it out of the park, including your gorgeous wrapping job!! (you even wrapped the inside of the box!) 😲😍 I‘m so excited for the books, the chocolates 🤤, the lotion smells so good, I 💜 that bookmark, and I‘ve gobbled up the jelly candies... And that book sleeve 😍😍😍😍 Love it! 💙🤍 Thank you for spoiling me this Christmas! ♥️🧚🏽‍♀️🎄

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm YAY!!! I‘m so happy everything finally arrived safely and that you like it! ❤️🥰 You‘re so very welcome! Thank you for hosting a great swap! 13mo
LeahBergen Wow, what a wonderful bunch of gifts! 13mo
Gissy To eat, to read, to take care of yourself (body lotion), repeat! She just thought in everything! 🖤🖤🖤🖤 13mo
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LibrarianRyan
The Bad Guys | Aaron Blabey
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Hey all, sorry for the absence. My parents big house is the land of little to no cell service or internet. I could respond to posts but not make any. So the first thing I want to do is send a big THANK YOU to @AmyG for my #elfswap. I love it all. Josh loved the snickers which is why it‘s not in the picture. 😜. The kids got a hold of the goldfish today (but at least they shared.). We have ripped open the bad guys and started reading. 👇🏻

LibrarianRyan My youngest nephew is still on level one readers (in first grade and it worries me, but his mom and teacher just tell me he‘s lazy and hates to read). But he was entranced with these books, and I love them so hopefully as we are reading them together he will want to borrow them. So I am very grateful for my own set as the public library is closed. I really need to finish the Brown series so It‘s nice the book. Plus👇🏻 13mo
LibrarianRyan The mask, the pouch, the notebook that is almost too pretty to write in love it. Love it all. Thank you. 13mo
AmyG I had fun shopping for you. Merry Christmas! 13mo
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BethM That mask is so cool! 13mo
CBee @LibrarianRyan my 8 year old son and I are reading The Bad Guys too! He got the same boxed set from Santa. He‘s a great reader but I struggle to find books he‘s interested in, so win win for me 😁♥️ Mr. Piranha is my favorite character btw 😂 13mo
LibrarianRyan @CBee personally I‘m on book 6. My nephew book 1 and the oldest nephew has read up to 7 I think. I love me. Shark. 13mo
CBee @LibrarianRyan we got to 4 and will read 5 tomorrow. And he asked me to order the rest of the series, so of course I jumped on that 😂 Shark is awesome too. And Legs!! Oh my gosh love them all. 13mo
Avanders 😍🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 13mo
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KatieDid927
The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Thank you so much @Amandajoy for the wonderful and thoughtful gifts! The books you chose are just perfect and the candle and stationary are lovely. I have a special connection to dragonflies. Your package was well-worth the wait. Happy Christmas!

#ElfSwap @Avanders

Amandajoy I‘m so glad it made it and you like the books! Enjoy them and Happy Holidays! 13mo
Avanders Yay!! 🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 13mo
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AmberWB
The Swap | Fiona Mitchell
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My #ElfSwap arrived today! @sharread Thank you so much for everything- I know I am going to have to share the candy cane spoons with my daughter. 😊 Thanks again!!

@Avanders

sharread You're welcome. I'm sorry it was late. The candy cane spoons are soooooo good in hot chocolate. 😁❤ 13mo
Avanders Yay!! 😍🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 13mo
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Chrissyreadit
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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My #elfswap arrived!!! I‘m so happy! Sarah you sent candles I love!!! So much! Pretty washi tap, book Mark - and the pouch is 100% my aesthetic ❤️🌲❤️🌲 a journal and I love the books!! Thank you so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

LeahBergen Lovely gifts! 13mo
KatieDid927 Those candles look yummy! 13mo
Gissy I want to read How The Dukes Stole Christmas. Cheesy? Maybe, but it is perfect for this season and the hallmark mood🤗I bet that candle smells good! You have everything for a cosy Christmas reading! 13mo
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Chrissyreadit @Gissy for real!! I‘m working today and tomorrow but I can‘t wait to just curl up and read! 13mo
Chrissyreadit @KatieDid927 they smell amazing. I‘m burning March Family Christmas now and it is heavenly! Cookies, citrus, pine and apple cider. It really smells like Christmas! 13mo
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen they really are! So worth the wait! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm so glad that it finally made it to you!!! I'm glad you like the candles because I know I sent you some with your swap package earlier this year 😂 But her Christmas scents were just irresistible!! I can't remember if I told you, but Emily Duncan is a local author to my hometown (Lancaster) - she actually was in the same home school group with my little sister haha Anyway, glad it all arrived - Merry belated Christmas!!! 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I love the candles! I‘m so glad you sent more! Did you homeschool? I homeschooled my kids- now my son takes college classes and my daughter graduated and is going to model for a few years. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes, Mom started homeschooling when I was in 3rd grade (1992) & her youngest graduated in 2018!! It was still a new-ish concept when she started - we were one of the first families to start in our county. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I loved everything about homeschool. It‘s always been pretty common in our area since we only started when my kids were 6 and 7. Do you think you would homeschool your kids? 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh I definitely would!! Every year Mom would ask if we would rather go to public school and we always said no 😂 It was an almost universally positive experience in our family. Plus, there are so many aspects of our current education system that just don't sit well with me. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I just asked my kids and they also said they would not change their homeschooling and would homeschool their kids too. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks There's just so much freedom & flexibility that comes with it, with your time & with how you study/learn & even with WHAT you study & learn. I know it's not practical for everyone, but for our family it was perfect. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I agree. It was challenging at first because I worked the entire time- but we loved it- and they had so many great experiences. The flexibility was another opportunity. 13mo
Avanders Yay!! 😍🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 13mo
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Twainy
Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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? HAPPY BELATED HOLIDAYS EVERYONE

Thank you ... @hes7 ... Neuromancer is part of the Penguin Classics curated by Neil Gaiman ? fun chocolate choice.

Thank you ... @StaceGhost ... The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & The Horse ... this is a wonderful book ? everyone loved the caramels!

I loved both packages! I‘m SO lucky! Thank you very much! ? ?

#JolabokaflodSwap
#ElfSwap

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon & @Avanders   for hosting such fun!

monkeygirlsmama Gorgeous covers! 😊 13mo
Twainy @monkeygirlsmama AGREED! That‘s my 3rd Penguin Classic, different colors but same shiny font and now I feel I need to gift a couple of the Horse books! 😁 13mo
Avanders 🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄😘 13mo
monkeygirlsmama @Twainy I've never seen any of those Penguin Classics, I don't think. I'm going to have to keep an eye out. Same for the other. 13mo
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