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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Joined February 2017

Creator of #LitsyLove, an international pen pal group! #SundaySoapbox. Cohost of monthly photo challenges 💛 #ThinkPositiveBePositive
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Malorie by Josh Malerman
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The CSB Study Bible For Women by Anonymous Anonymous
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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#Home
#BeginsWith

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Eggs Why are shoes so heartbreakingly powerful😢👞❤️‍🩹👠 6h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs they represent miles and places someone has been, the stories they could tell 💔 now
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Congratulations Grace!! You are the birthday winner of our #LitsyLove drawing!! I‘m a little late mailing it, but I will today! I hope you love it! It‘s one of my favorites 💚

Happy birthday!! I hope it was fabulous! 🎂🎉🎊🎈

MsRadioSilence Oh thank you!! It was pretty good, haha! 18h
Professional_Book_Dragon @MsRadioSilence Congratulations and Happy Birthday!! 11h
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“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” - Jorge Luis Borges

Happy Thursday everyone! 📚❤️📚

#ThinkPositiveBePositive
Share a positive post 📚tag me 📚 tag friends

EadieB Thanks for the tag! That certainly is a paradise I would love 💕 19h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EadieB me too 💛💛💛 19h
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 18h
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kspenmoll Happy Thursday Misty! 18h
Mavey Aww😍yes!! Thanks for the tag Misty! 18h
Andrew65 Love this 💕💕💕 12h
DarkMina Happy Thursday! Great quote! 7h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mavey you‘re welcome! 💛 now
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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1) the tagged of course 💙
2) most all of Jodi Picoult‘s books
3) I‘m going to say domestic fiction. It‘s listed as thriller and suspense, but I disagree. (The Push)

#WondrousWednesday

Jensol77 I‘d say historical fiction 1d
Eggs Sounds dramatic ❣️ 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jensol77 yeah, could be… I‘m at the part right now where she‘s been fooling Gemma and “meets” Fox. I really feel terrible for her, but that is a little much!! 19h
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Thank you Stacy for this beautiful, thoughtful gift! They are beautiful! I love them!! Love you ❤️❤️

#LitsyLove

LeahBergen A little keychain of your favourite book! 💙 1d
Cathythoughts That‘s very special 💙 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful card and the key chain is awesome! 1d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LeahBergen yes! I love it 💙 19h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts it is! She‘s a special friend ❤️ 19h
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Between the Lines | Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer
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A little trip to the antique store! I did find a Jodi Picoult book that I didn‘t have…Between the Lines

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marleed Oh I read that just a few months ago. I love a mother/daughter authored book! 2d
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Just a little conversation with Fiona today!! I just love her books!

#AuthorCrush
#AuthorChat

Aims42 I loved “The Magnolia Palace” so much! It was my first book by her. I will definitely read her newest book when it‘s out, and catch up on her others too 😊 3d
AmyG Oh wow! 2d
DivineDiana How cool! Was this Facebook? 2d
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Suzze I own three of hers and still haven‘t read any of them! They all sound so good! 2d
marleed That‘s incredible! 2d
aroc Jealous! I adore her! 2d
Tera66 Wow! So cool! 2d
EclecticBookLover @aroc I was going to tag you, bur I see you got to it already 😆 2d
Branwen WOW! You rock! 💕 2d
BookBabe Yay! I enjoyed every book by her that I‘ve read. ❤️ 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DivineDiana yes! I‘ve talked to her before and told her that I named my cat after her 😂 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Aims42 all of them are great! 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Suzze you need to! ❤️ 1d
keys_on_fire I just started this tonight and immediately realized that Lillian is based on Audrey Munson, because I just read The Curse of Beauty back in October. I had never heard of this first supermodel before, and now have read two books about her in less than 6 months. So funny how things work out, and so cool that you chat with Fiona! 8h
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I need to be MYSELF!! 💗💗💗

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Share a positive post 💛 tag me 💛 tag friends

eanderson Yes! 2d
Seekingtardis Awww yes! 2d
Eggs ❤️🤗💗 2d
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robinb Truth!! 2d
Branwen So true! You, my friend, are so awesome just as you are! 💕 2d
Cupcake12 Love this x 2d
kspenmoll Great reminder Misty! 2d
bthegood Always a good reminder - thank you!!! Make a great day - 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Branwen thank you so much Rebecca xxxx 19h
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1) occasionally, I just really love the actual book!
2) I have a kindle fire, but rarely use it 🤷‍♀️

#Two4Tuesday

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Repost ❤️🎉🎊🎈🎂

Can you believe we are almost halfway through January? Here are all the lovely Littens who will be celebrating birthdays in February. If you would like to be added to the list to receive some #birthdaylove, send your Litsy handle and birthday to litsybirthdays@gmail.com

The birthday fairies are excited to celebrate with you!

@KarenUK @Crazeedi @julesG @robinb @squirrelbrain @CarolynM @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

squirrelbrain 🎉🎉🎉 3d
robinb 🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶 3d
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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“Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it.”

#Sugar
#BeginsWith

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven't even had their spines cracked. 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.” 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know that this happens to all of us at some point! Me, just yesterday!! 😂 3d
hissingpotatoes It's so weird because a different Sarah Addison Allen book (Garden Spells) did this to me! I haven't read it yet though... 3d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @hissingpotatoes I loved Garden Spells!! 3d
Eggs Wish she‘d publish more books 🍭💚🍬 2d
HeatherBlue I‘ve never seen the blue cover before! It‘s gorgeous 😍😍😍 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @HeatherBlue I have no idea why I have two!! 📚 but I love them! 1d
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“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet ; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
~Fred Rogers

This is a good reminder for me!! I hope everyone is having a great Monday! #ThinkPositiveBePositive

DivineDiana A good reminder for me as well. ❤️ 4d
Professional_Book_Dragon Love it! ❤️ 3d
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TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! Great quote! 3d
AmyG 😘❤️ 3d
Elizabeth2 Love this! 💜 3d
Eggs 💞📕💞 3d
SusanLee Thanks for this timely reminder ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
Crazeedi Mr Rogers is my hero 3d
UwannaPublishme Love this! 🤗❤️ 3d
JaneyWaneyB 💖💖💖 13h
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The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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My most recent purchase that #beginswith #book! I keep seeing great reviews!

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megnews I‘m listening to this one right now. Very good so far. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @megnews awesome! Can‘t wait! 4d
Eggs Exciting to have a new book to read💖💓 3d
CaroPi Should I feel bad that I am interested in the book because I like the name? 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CaroPi definitely not!! 😊 3d
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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If you have read Baby Teeth this one is very similar. I want to shake the dad! Why do some mothers have an unhealthy relationship with one child, but a healthy, loving relationship with the other? From the moment Violet was born something was off. When Sam was born you see a natural, loving relationship form between mother and child. Just some thoughts I‘m mulling over while reading this…
Or is it possible the child has issues from the start?

Kappadeemom I got Baby Teeth vibes too!! 4d
IuliaC I felt like shaking the father too, and that all the unhealed transgenerational trauma from grandmother and mother was passed onto her first born baby 4d
AmyG I kept thinking of nature vs nurture. I believe this child was just born bad. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG so do I… my mother and grandmother were not very “motherly.” I didn‘t turn out too bad 🤷‍♀️ I keep thinking about our generations of mothers while reading this… 4d
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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This one is on my wish list! 📚🖤

#BeginsWith #Book

eanderson I forgot about this one! 4d
KathyWheeler Mine too. I pre-ordered it. 4d
OriginalCyn620 Mine too! 4d
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Eggs Love SSJ❤️📕❤️ 4d
JackOBotts Same! Very much looking forward to reading this! 4d
kspenmoll Just love her! 💜 2d
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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“A mother‘s heart breaks a million ways in her lifetime.” how true this is! 💔

1) the tagged 💜
2) we actually had some snow this morning! It‘s melting now as it‘s 34 degrees F
3) we are bundled up and heading to the movies to see House of Gucci 🖤

#WeekendReads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The movie wasn‘t good at all, but I still love Lady Gaga! 4d
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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Megabooks This was a great one! 5d
Eggs Good one 🖤🤍🖤 4d
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How is January half over?!?! Thank you for playing everyone! We love seeing your posts! 💛🎉📚

#BeginsWith

Eggs Yes!!! Thanks everyone for growing my Mt. TBR🤣💓😂 4d
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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It‘s time for our bookish question of the week! Share your answers📚 tag me 📚 tag friends!!

Happy Sunday!!

#SundaySoapbox

My answers are To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara, I Must Betray You by Ruth Sepetys, The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St James, The Magnolia Palce by Fiona Davis, The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn to name a few!!

CBee Agreed with To Paradise and the new Simone!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
EadieB A Change of Circumstance by Susan Hill 29 March 2022
The Long Weekend by Gilly MacMillan 29 March 2022
When Blood Lies by C S Harris (Book 17 Sebastian St. Cyr series) 5 Apr 2022
The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon 26 Apr 2022
The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths (Dr Ruth Galloway) 28 Jun 2022
The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell (Family Upstairs, book 2) 9 Aug 2022
The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves (Vera Stanhope, book 10) 22 Sept 2022

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Soubhiville To Paradise definitely, hoping to start it tomorrow. Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire right after that. The only other I know about is The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian which comes out in May. 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville I still haven‘t read A Little Life… I think I‘m ready for it… and I have several Chris Bohjalian books that I need to read! 5d
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes can‘t wait for that one too! 5d
marleed Last year I deliberately started 2 new comedic murder series thinking it would fun to stay on top of them rather than play catch-up to series I‘m overwhelmed to attempt (I‘m looking at you Louise Penny). So I read Finlay Donavan and The Thursday Murder Club. Both have new books in ‘22 and I can‘t wait to get my hands on them! 5d
Kdgordon88 I didn‘t know Ruta Sepetys has a book coming out. Definitely on my list. Also, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (edited) 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed I receivedThe Thursday Murder Club for Christmas! I just stacked the second one! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kdgordon88 I just stacked this one too!! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5d
Andrew65 My post with my titles, Andrew65's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/UDVYc1FmNDl3 (edited) 4d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The second is as good if not better! 4d
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 4d
Desha @Soubhiville Yes the Lioness! @marleed And the new one in the Thursday Murder Club series! Thank you for the tag!! :)📚📚📚 4d
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 😍😊🤩 4d
DarkMina Thanks for the tag! 1d
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Eggs ❤️📕❤️ 6d
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My #LDF package went out today! Expected delivery date is 1/22!! Another blind date with a book going to today also!!

#LitsyLove

EadieB Nice! Exciting! 6d
Crazeedi ❤️💜💙💚💛 5d
DarkMina ♥️ 1d
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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#FridayNightBookClub

What are you reading on this chilly January night?!?!

Play 👍🏻 tag 🏷 share!

LiteraryinLawrence I am between books! So I get to decide what to start next. 😁 Contenders are The Kitchen Front, The Man Who Died Twice, or 6d
tokorowilliamwallace @LiteraryinLawrence I vote for either A List of Cages (to orient one's year and beginning-of-the-year inspiration) or The Man Who Died Twice. 6d
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tokorowilliamwallace @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for yet. With all this talk about British literature and themes, I was wanting to read T.C. Boyle earlier in the day, but I could grind closer to the end of Maugham's Cakes and Ale, too. But last night I also picked Winchester's The Professor and the Madman again to continue or had the urge to start another Greg Iles when I just started one the other day! (I realized I had got 2 thrifting) 6d
robinb Currently reading this one. So far, so good. 👍😊 Thanks for the tag. 😘 6d
TheRiehlDeal I‘m currently listening to A Gentleman in Moscow. Its alright so far. 6d
JenlovesJT47 I‘m reading the 4th Lady Sherlock book 6d
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tokorowilliamwallace which Greg Iles books have you read?I Love him! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb awesome 👏🏻 ❤️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheRiehlDeal that one was a slow burn for me… I enjoyed it, but I wouldn‘t reread it 🤷‍♀️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JenlovesJT47 awesome!! I bet Jace I‘d growing up !! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSpineView you‘re welcome lovely ❤️ 6d
tokorowilliamwallace @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not read past tense, but the one I had just started and have posted quotes from on here this week, Blood Memory. I realized I also picked up a paperback of The Devil's Punchbowl recently thrifting, as well. I have never read from the author, since this isn't usually a genre I read in, but have wanted to find authors to test the genre out---and I get tempted by their length/thickness. *shrugs* Any similar authors in theme? (edited) 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tokorowilliamwallace these are two of my favorites by him! 5d
tokorowilliamwallace @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I mentioned on my updates on Goodreads that I like the odontologist's neurotic and anxious internal narration style, as well as the details about some of her coping struggles, which humanizes her and gives her some quirks. I also mentioned she seems something like a modern day female version of a Sherlock Holmes, since she mentions that her sp gives her access in consultation, but her relationship gives her more, illegally 5d
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Your house glows at night like everything inside is on fire.

#FirstLineFridays

Leftcoastzen Nice line! 6d
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"Choosing yourself may feel like war but it's a war that has to be fought and a victory that is crucial." - Pierre Jeanty

Choose yourself!! I finally did and now I‘m so happy! It IS rare for me to choose straightening my hair though!! ??

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

EadieB Nice picture! Your hair looks nice straight! My 2 daughters have curly hair which they got from my husband even though he is bald now! (edited) 7d
jdiehr 😍 7d
SRWCF I am a curly gal, too, and I love the way my hair looks straight! 7d
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JaneyWaneyB Looking Gorgeous 😍 7d
slategreyskies Awwww, you look beautiful both ways! 💕 7d
Tgbsfk Thanks for positive vibes 🤗❤️ 7d
AmyG You look beautiful ❤️ 7d
NovelGirl82 Lovely!! 7d
kezzlou85 Looking stunning there. ❤ 7d
TheSpineView The straight hair looks good on you! 7d
Elizabeth2 Hi beautiful! 😍 7d
eanderson 💕💕💕 7d
marleed It looks great! 7d
Magpiegem Gorgeous! Xx 7d
DarkMina Beautiful pic! I am so happy for you!♥️ 7d
Seekingtardis Yay!! 🥰🥰🥰 7d
LiteraryinLawrence What a beautiful person inside and out! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EadieB thank you!! I‘ve only straightened it 3 times in my life! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LiteraryinLawrence awww thank you Allison 💗 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DarkMina thank you Joey!! 💞 6d
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It takes a lot of work and a good bit of time!
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Magpiegem thank you Gemma! 💓 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed thank you ❣️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Elizabeth2 hello my sweet friend 💛 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kezzlou85 thank you Kerry! 💞 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSpineView thank you Lisa! It feels really strange when it‘s straight 😂 6d
Megabooks Gorgeous!! 💜😍 6d
wanderinglynn It looks great! 💜 6d
CarolynM Lovely photo 😍 6d
Cupcake12 A lovely photo that radiates happiness ❤️ 6d
Mjm1 You are so dang pretty. 6d
bthegood You are one of those people that looks good with curly or straight hair - beautiful picture !! Make a great day - 🙂 (edited) 6d
Eggs Pretty you! Pretty hair color! 💕🦋💙 6d
Tera66 Wow! My beautiful friend, you have great hair!! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CarolynM thank you Carolyn 💗 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 thank you Kerry 💕 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mjm1 thank you my lovely 🥰 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bthegood thank you Ellie!! 💗 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you my friend ❣️ 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tera66 thank you Tera 🥰🥰 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @slategreyskies thank you Sarah ❤️❤️ 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaneyWaneyB thank you Janet!! ❤️ 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you everyone!! Y‘all are the best ❤️❤️ 5d
Nute Hi lovely girl! Your beauty radiates inside and out. It‘s so good to know you, Misty!😊 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nute awww thank you Kimberley! You are the sweetest and I feel the same about you ❤️ 3d
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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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#State
#Beginswith #Tbr

🌱 ⭐️💛

Eggs My choice too 6d
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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It‘s always nice to get a love note 📝 ❤️ he makes me feel special ❤️

This book though…

#Bookspin

AmyG ❤️ 1w
slategreyskies Awwww!! So sweet! 💕 1w
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 1w
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Booksarelifeaddict 🥰🥰🥰 1w
Suet624 That's so sweet. 1w
Tera66 So sweet🥰 1w
Megabooks 🥰🥰 6d
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This is the absolute truth!! It doesn‘t feel like this when you‘re going through it, but when you look back you understand ❤️ ⛈ ☔️ ☀️

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Share a positive post 🌞 tag me ⭐️ tag friends ☀️

OriginalCyn620 That‘s absolutely right! Thanks for the tag! ❤️ 1w
Crazeedi Yes❤ I've personally experienced 1w
TheSpineView So right! I have experienced serendipity! Thanks for the tag! 1w
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EadieB Learn from the past and focus on the future! 1w
Eggs 🧡💛🧡 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 you‘re welcome ❤️ 1w
Elizabeth2 💜💕💜 1w
wanderinglynn So true! Thanks for the tag 💜 1w
Mjm1 Walking in the storm is brutal but man that‘s where you learn the lessons. 1w
Andrew65 💕💕💕💕 1w
Seekingtardis I love this so much! Thank you so much!! I‘m absolutely going to remember it!! 1w
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One of my many tbr books from my #BOTM shelf!

#Voice
#Beginswith

❤️📚

Eggs An unusual and engaging book 📖 1w
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Repost for @Andrew65

The #JoyousJanuary #Readathon is rapidly approaching this weekend. Time to start thinking about your goals for the Readathon and the books you want to read.

Not taken part before? Why not start the year by joining this fun and informal readathon. You get to choose your own goals to suit your lifestyle.

No formal signing up just post your goals and the books you want to read before Saturday and tag @Andrew65 in any posts

Andrew65 Thanks for sharing 😍 1w
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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I loved this psychological thriller! However, there are lots of trigger warnings ***

#Door
#Beginswith

Eggs But oh! The suspense👏🏻⭐️📚 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs yes!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1w
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“Today will never come again,
Be a blessing.
Be a friend.
Encourage someone.
Take time to care.
Let your words heal and not wound.”

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Share a positive post 💛 tag me 💛 tag friends

QuietlyLaura Thank you for the tag! ☺️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @QuietlyLaura you‘re welcome!! 😊 1w
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 🥰😘 1w
Eggs ❤️💙🤍 1w
Crazeedi ❤️💜💛💙💚 5d
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Malorie | Josh Malerman
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1) fast moving!
2) the first one that comes to mind is No Exit 🥶

#Two4Tuesday

Want to play @puzzledbooks @tokorowilliamwallace @Tera66

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 🤩📖📚 1w
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Isaiah 40:31

“but those who hope in the LORD will
renew their strength. They will soar on wings
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”

#Hope
#Beginswith
#BibleBuddyRead

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slategreyskies I‘d forgotten about it until you posted this verse, but there was a song my mom used to sing when I was a little girl. It was this verse set to music. Funny the things we remember. 💕 1w
eanderson I love that verse! 1w
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BookBabe Amen! 🙏🏻 Love that verse. ❤️ Those cards are so cute! 1w
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#First
#Beginswith

❤️📚🙌🏻

Eggs Perfection ❤️❤️ 1w
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I enjoyed seeing all of your book recommendations for #SundaySoapbox! I think I will continue it! Any questions you would like asked? 📚🙌🏻

This is an awesome bookstore we found in Blue Ridge GA!!

EadieB You may get some ideas from checking out the questions @Eggs and @TheSpineView have asked on their #Two4Tuesday and #WonderousWednesday prompts. 2w
JamieArc Your photo made me think that I always appreciate recommendations for favorite local bookstore. I have a running list of them to visit one day. 2w
tokorowilliamwallace Does the bookstore specialize in anything in particular regarding selection which would set it apart? 2w
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TheSpineView Let me noodle on it a bit. 2w
Andrew65 What are your favourite series? 2w
Andrew65 Could be questions on themes. E.g best winter books etc. 2w
Andrew65 What new books are you looking forward to in 2022. 2w
Andrew65 Favourite authors. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JamieArc I try to find one every where I travel!! ❤️📚 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tokorowilliamwallace he has a lot of older books that were collectibles! I tried to buy his book lamp and clock, but they were his mother‘s ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 this one was on my list 🙌🏻 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 great questions!! Thank you Andrew! 💙 1w
Crazeedi Favorite cover of a book? Favorite series? Last book you bought? First thing you do when you get a new book? I'll think on some more! 1w
Tera66 Great picture, my beautiful friend! 1w
UwannaPublishme Hello Gorgeous! Cool bookstore! 🤗❤️📚 1w
Eggs 💙❤️💙 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tera66 thank you Tera!! ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @UwannaPublishme thank you Donna!! 💛 1w
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Happy Sunday ❤️

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Elizabeth2 I agree with @Mjm1 - this is you. ❤️💕❤️ 2w
TheSpineView Thank you!🥰😍😊 2w
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wanderinglynn Love this! ❤️ Thanks for the tag! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mjm1 awww thank you ❤️ love you!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSpineView you‘re welcome! ❤️🤗 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @wanderinglynn you‘re welcome! ❤️🤗 2w
Crazeedi 🥰🥰🥰 2w
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I thought I would start a little discussion on Sundays! Please play and tag friends!

The books I recommend the most are…
~The tagged! I love this book so much ✨
~The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 💛
~The Nightingale
~The Lost Wife
~The Velvet Hours
~Tell the Wolves I‘m Home
~A Thousand Splendid Suns
~Suzanne‘s Diary for Nicholas
~The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

What are yours?!
#SundaySoapbox

I will try to ask a question every Sunday!

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 🥰 2w
Elizabeth2 Oooh! I love this! And I‘ve only read a few of these. Guess my TBR just grew…. ❤️📚 2w
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SilversReviews Mostly historical fiction. 2w
wanderinglynn Great idea! Thanks for the tag! 2w
Laughterhp Oo what a good question!! 2w
IndoorDame Thanks for the tag! 2w
DinoMom Great idea. I have not read any from your list but many have been on my TBR list and the others I need to add to the list! 2w
Cinfhen Love this idea!! Hi, Misty👋🏽 it often depends on whom I‘m suggesting to….however, I find these books please most everyone 2w
bthegood My favorite read last year 2w
Ast_Arslan That's a nice game 🤩 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen enjoyed this one, but didn‘t care for Celestial 😣 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bthegood I‘ll check it out!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I‘ll look this one up!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen how are you?! Thank you for playing!! ❤️❤️ 2w
Eggs 🧡📚💚 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Purpleness sounds good! Thank you for playing! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Elizabeth2 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ast_Arslan 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
MsRadioSilence I LOVE anything by Maggie Stiefvater and Into the Drowning Deep (Mira Grant), Six of Crows, and Crooked Kingdom (Leigh Bardugo) 2w
ElizaMarie Ooo thanks for the Tag :0
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good question. Mostly I recommend books to friends who aren't big readers, so I always suggest Liane Moriarty. 2w
Bookgoil In general this series is just so good 2w
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag, a great idea ❤️ Have posted mine. (edited) 2w
tokorowilliamwallace Did you just start this tag challenge today? Is it going to be ongoing, with a different theme every Sunday?

I'm so happy you got my friend who just joined, @puzzledbooks engaged!
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tokorowilliamwallace yes! I just started it today! I think I‘ll continue it! Are there any questions you would like me to ask? Thank you for playing and for sharing with @puzzledbooks 🤗 2w
TheBookHippie I love Evelyn ! I‘d read that again. 💚 2w
TheBookHippie I base it on what they‘re looking for. Or what genre they read if I read the same 😂😝. There is a book for everyone and everyone a book however it‘s usually not what I typically read😂😂😂😝🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
tokorowilliamwallace @TheBookHippie, same! Actually, I'm terrible at making personal recommendations, as well as in taking recommendations. I like to discover/explore and I like to see when others do, too! But I do trend towards the weird stuff nobody's interested in! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks, Well, she shared it with me, but please tag her in future challenges and games.

I literally have made a soapbox out of this subject in private messages elsewhere, engaging with other bookish. I'm not a fan of character limit restrictions.
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MaGoose @tokorowilliamwallace Me too. I tend not to read too many of the books listed on bestseller lists. I go for lesser-known works. 2w
MaGoose The Wrecking Storm by Mike Ward, The Cosmic Killings by Thomas Thorson and Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe and the Dark-Elf by William Schlicter. All interesting and all off the beaten path books. 2w
Andrew65 There is 3 or 4 on your list I don‘t know. 2w
DarkMina @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve only read Evelyn Hugo and The Nightingale from your list. Thanks for the tag! 2w
Schwifty The Culture of Make Believe -Derrick Jensen
The Sheltering Sky -Paul Bowles
Amusing Ourselves to Death -Neil Postman
The Grand Meaulnes -Alain-Fournier
A Peoples‘ History of the United States -Howard Zinn
War and Peace -Leo Tolstoy
War Made Easy -Norman Solomon
The Good Soldier -Ford Maddox Ford
White Noise -Don DeLillo
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Crazeedi @Andrew65 wheres your list? A separate post? 2w
Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for nonfiction any book be Eric Larsen. Fiction The Missing Sisters series, mystery series by Donna Leon, Andrea Camilleri, Martin Walker. Historical fiction (Tudor/Lancaster) Philippa Gregory series on the queens, the Thursday Murder Club I'm reading is great. Mary Roach(nonfiction books), also Lisa Genova's books are excellent. I could go on and on 2w
Crazeedi Also Peter May's books!! 2w
Pageturner1 so many to choose! 2w
Pageturner1 i would choose the nightingale, a man called Ove, any cozy mystery 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tokorowilliamwallace I definitely will and that is awesome!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DarkMina you‘re welcome!! 1w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Yea the list is on a separate post. Andrew65's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/cmpwVnpsSXA3 (edited) 1w
UwannaPublishme Great idea! 1w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I've read six of the ones on your list, (including the trilogies etc!!) 5d
Andrew65 Quite a large chunk of them. 5d
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“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.”

#Final
#BeginsWith

megnews I love this book and everything by Albom. I recommend him often. 2w
wordslinger42 That's a beautiful quote and so true 💙 2w
Eggs 💗💔❤️‍🩹💗 2w
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How true is this?! I‘ve wondered at times why some things didn‘t work out and now I know ❤️

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Share a positive post ❤️ tag me ❤️ tag friends

Mjm1 God always has the best planned for us 2w
TheSpineView Thanks for thinking of me! This quote is so true!💙 2w
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True Mercy | Idelle Kursman
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#BeginsWith
#True

📚🙌🏻

Eggs 💙💛💙 2w
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A little bit of #LitsyLove going out on this cold morning ❤️📝📬💌

@Sleepswithbooks @Jari-chan @aprilpohren @wordslinger42 @Texreader @MatchlessMarie

wordslinger42 😊💜 2w
Texreader 😁 and it does look quite frigid 2w
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Starting this one today for my #Bookspin 💜🖤

Pretty profound 👶🏻 🥚 🩸 ❤️

Cpg My daughter and I had a conversation about this very thing recently. I had never contemplated this before. 💖😍💙 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cpg me either… ❤️❤️ 2w
SRWCF Whoa! Fascinating. 2w
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DrexEdit 😳💜 That is Amazing! 2w
BudgetingBookwormBabe It was astounding! I leave it at that. 🤫 2w
Suet624 Jeez Louise. Gave me chills. 2w
ncsufoxes There is recent research that is starting to show that things like trauma can change our telomeres (parts of our DNA) over time and actually be passed from mom to child (or generation to generation). 2w
TheAromaofBooks I love this!!! How amazing! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ncsufoxes wow!! I would like to learn more about this! 2w
BudgetingBookwormBabe This book had me questioning what a mother could or should do in this situation.. is there something she could or should have done differently.. this book is just wow! 2w
BudgetingBookwormBabe It's beautifully written though 2w
ncsufoxes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s the new emerging area of research in psychology/child development/genetics. I came across a paper discussing the impact of trauma on genes while doing my research on ACEs. I‘d have to see if I could find the paper (I don‘t think I printed it since it wasn‘t part of my focus). At UC Davis their child development program has a focus on biological sciences to study child development. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BudgetingBookwormBabe I‘m not that far into it, but I‘m already questioning many things.. I don‘t have the best relationship with my mother and she didn‘t with her mother. My relationships with my girls are good, but different. This book definitely has me thinking 🤔 @ncsufoxes 1w
Cpg @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Also thinking this can be the closeness with maternal grandmothers....familiarity❣️ Kinda heart warming! From observation, seems there‘s a closeness with maternal grandmothers compared to paternal grandmothers. (Closeness might not be the best word here but I‘m drawing a blank). 💖 1w
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Waiting for the Moon | Kristin Hannah
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What in the world?!?! I know she‘s a great author but… 😳😳

PaperbackPirate Lol, I love the 47 cents after all that. 2w
Trashcanman Hugs to you Misty 🤗 2w
TheRiehlDeal 😳😳 A piece of Hannah‘s DNA better be in that book to be over 40K. That‘s absolutely ridiculous! 2w
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LeahBergen 🤣 Oh, those stupid Amazon algorithms! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Trashcanman sending you hugs George! I hope you are have a great start to the new year 💙🤗 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LeahBergen haha! How do they come up with things like this?! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheRiehlDeal I TOTALLY 😲🤗🤣agree!! 2w
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive

This should be printed and posted everywhere!!

Share a positive post 💛 tag me 💛 tag friends

LiteraryinLawrence 14 and 18 are good reminders for me. 💗 2w
Eggs 🧡💗🧡 2w
TheSpineView 💜😍🥰 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LiteraryinLawrence yes, definitely for me too!! 2w
wanderinglynn No. 20 ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @wanderinglynn yes!! I alway say “I love you” to my girls before hanging up the phone and when they leave!! 2w
Crazeedi This is a great list!!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crazeedi I thought so too! ❤️ 2w
bthegood I ❤ this - thank you!!!! 2w
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Malorie | Josh Malerman
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📚 I don‘t really have any goals other than to read as much as I can!
📚📚 Positivity
📚📚📚 yes!!

#ThoughtfulThursday on Friday 🤷‍♀️

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Yes!! 🙌🏻💗👏🏻

CaroPi I am a pro! As well as many other littens 🤪 2w
DieAReader 🧐Takes practice to be good at something, right?!? I‘ve got this one down to a science🤓! It‘s an everyday occurrence here (in one form or another🤫)🤣 2w
IndoorDame How many hours is it supposed to take to achieve mastery? I forget, but I‘m pretty sure this is the one thing I qualify in. 2w
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MyNamesParadise Oh this is me, definitely! 2w
DivineDiana Always! Or scrolling through Litsy! 🤣 2w
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You Will Be Safe Here | Damian Barr
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From the #tbr shelf 📚📚

#BeginsWith #You

Eggs ❤️🧡❤️ 2w
kathedron Fabulous book! 2w
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You are amazing and strong and brave and wonderful. Remember that today.

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Share a positive post 💛 tag me 💛 tag friends

witchyreader13 Thank you. I'm trying. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @witchyreader13 sending you lots of love ❤️ 2w
BookBabe 🥰❤️❤️❤️🥰 2w
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TheSpineView 🤩🥰😍❤ 2w
Mrs_B 😘 2w
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 💜 2w
damselsgotballs Thanks for the tag!♥️ 2w
Mavey Thanks for the tag!💖Powerful quote! 2w
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I‘m sending out a few packages this morning! Some are late Christmas gifts and the others are “blind date with a book!) I will be sending these out randomly 📚☺️❤️

thank you to my #LitsyLove family!! You all are awesome!!

Update ***
Just left the post office and my guy wasn‘t there and one that was was extremely rude!! I may have to find another post office. Why can‘t people just be nice?!?!

DinoMom I agree , I don‘t understand why people do not realize kindness and patience will help you lead a more healthier and happier life. Sorry you had a Rude worker! 2w
Professional_Book_Dragon No fun! Im sorry you had to deal with that! You definitely don‘t deserve that! 2w
ElizaMarie I love the whole blind date with a book thing :) 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DinoMom thank you! I‘m going to miss Tony, he is retiring, so much!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizaMarie ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
RedxoHearts That reminds me of a lady that works at my local PO if she's the one working I come back a different day instead she's that awful to deal with. She acts like it's all coming out of her own money and just rude 🙄 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RedxoHearts I refuse to go through his line again. I‘ll just let people go ahead of me!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RedxoHearts I had to go back today and same attitude! And he gave me 99 cents in change. I don‘t know why that bothers me so much!! 😱 2w
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