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Amanda.T

Amanda.T

Joined March 2016

“The world belongs to those who read.” 📖📚 Teacher 👩🏻‍🏫, Mom of 👧🏻, tea drinker 🍵, bath taker 🛁
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Goodnight Selfie | Scott Menchin
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#friyayintro A rare selfie with my 3 year old. Not sure what‘s even more rare; the fact that I took a selfie or the fact that she‘s actually smiling AND looking at the camera. 😱

mdhughes72 Oh my goodness this is so adorable! 💕 5mo
Texreader Adorable 💜💜💜 5mo
Megabooks So adorable! 5mo
TheSpineView Cuteness overload!!💜 5mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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I‘ve been in the longest reading slump of my life. I haven‘t finished reading anything but self-help books in months and I miss my old reading life. I have the week off work (my new school has a President‘s Week break) and I‘m determined to finish something. I‘m going in. Wish me luck. 🤞🏻

Ashley_Nicoletto Good luck! Slumps are the absolute worst. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🍀💗 6mo
mdhughes72 I had a similar slump last year but it finally passed. Be gentle with yourself. 5mo
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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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Litsy Family- I‘ve missed you all. Life has been very rough recently. In short, divorce sucks. However, today I‘m celebrating getting the key to my very own place. This will be my first time living alone and I‘m excited to make this little place feel like home. That will of course include lots of books. I can‘t wait to dive back into reading and chat with all of you again.

DGRachel Congrats on the new place! 8mo
Amanda.T @DGRachel Thank you! 💕 8mo
Megabooks I hope your new home is awesome!! 8mo
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mdm139 Congrats on your new home! Try to think of it as a new chapter in your life, maybe even your best chapter. You will find out how strong and independant you can be and what a good example that will be for your kiddo. 8mo
Texreader Congratulations and good luck! Very excited for you!! 8mo
JoScho Yay for you! A new place is a new beginning 💕 8mo
Cconnolly I‘ve been in similar circumstances, take time to get to know “you”! 8mo
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 8mo
Amanda.T @Megabooks Thank you! 💕 8mo
Eggs A triumph! Congratulations on your new place🎉🎈 8mo
Amanda.T @mdm139 Thanks Melanie. I‘m looking forward to the independence. I owe you a letter with my new address soon. 💕 8mo
Amanda.T @Eggs Thank you! 💕 8mo
Amanda.T @Cconnolly Thank you! I can‘t wait to get started. 💕 8mo
Amanda.T @Texreader Thank you! 💕 8mo
Amanda.T @JoScho Thank you! 💕 8mo
Melissa_J Congrats on the new place, and on starting out on your own. I‘m sure it won‘t take you long to get all settled in, and surround yourself with things you love (like books 📚). 8mo
BennettBookworm ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
BookishTrish Congratulations on a new beginning. Hugs. 8mo
laurenbescoby Hugs your way, congrats on the new place! Make it yours ❤️x 8mo
Amanda.T @Melissa_J Thank you! 💕 8mo
Amanda.T @BennettBookworm 💓💓💓 8mo
Amanda.T @BookishTrish Thank you! 💕 8mo
Amanda.T @laurenbescoby Thank you! I‘m looking forward to it. 💕 8mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Finally settling down for the night after a long day of housework. Off to a good start with this one.

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the witch doesn't burn in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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Angry and feminist AF. ✊🏻🙌🏻

LoverofLit Loved this one! 💪💕💪💕 9mo
TrishB And fits today‘s poetry prompt of #sea 😁 9mo
Amanda.T Ah, I didn‘t even know that. Thanks @TrishB! 😄 9mo
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1. School is closed today, so having a treat yo self day. Going to a winery tomorrow. 🍷
2. Pacific Standard
3. My reading time has been dismal lately. I normally love classics and mysteries in the fall.
4. Occasionally. When I do, it‘s normally books from my childhood or teen years.

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LauraJ Happy Birthday! 10mo
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1. 5th Grade
2. Teacher‘s Assistant
3. 1 daughter
4. A tiny, no-name one that no one would ever find. #introvertconfessions
5. @mdm139 @SNM99

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CouronneDhiver TA was a class? Cool! 👍🏽 11mo
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Hello friends! I‘ve hardly been on lately and am missing seeing what everyone is up to. My school year just started (my first year back since having my daughter) and I‘ve been swamped with work. I haven‘t been reading much, but here‘s a picture of my classroom library. My students are enthusiastic readers so far! 💕 #teachersoflitsy

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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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1. That Thing You Do! I was obsessed with the soundtrack. 🎧
2. French Fries, but honestly I love both. 🍟
3. Top 40 and Alternative rock
4.✅
5. 👍🏻

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Farzad_Poodineh Nice choices my friend. I'm also into Alternative Rock and 40s Jazz. 12mo
mdm139 @Amanda.T can you email me your address again please. I got a letter for you. My screen name at yahoo 12mo
AsYouWish ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️That Thing You Do! I just recently had a rewatch of it and it is still amazing!!! 12mo
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1. My 2 1/2 year old went on a hunger strike for a full day at daycare. 😤😫
2. Starting my training for my new job!
3. Cran 🖍
4. Crazy Rich Asians, I think. It‘s been awhile since I‘ve actually finished a book. 😭

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howjessreads Whoa! 2yo stubbornness! 13mo
Amanda.T @jesshowbooks Oh yes! Her daycare provider said she‘s the most stubborn kid she‘s ever met. 😬🤦🏻‍♀️ 13mo
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1. Cookies 🍪
2. Yes
3. Not for speeding 🙈
4. Any or all. Depends on my mood or who‘s with me.
5. Got it! 👍🏻

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QuietlyLaura All the cookies! 😊 13mo
Amanda.T @QuietlyLaura Yessss! I‘m having one with my lunch right now. 😋 13mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Mehso-so

This wasn‘t quite what I was hoping for. I was expecting something more fluffy and fun. While it was both of those things, it carried a note of seriousness that I wasn‘t anticipating. I still found it enjoyable and plan to continue with the series. Hopefully the movie will be as fun and fabulous as it looks!

Reviewsbylola I just started reading this one. 13mo
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1. Still undecided at the moment. Possibly going to visit a silent film museum where they‘re celebrating Charile Chaplain all weekend. I‘ve been begging my husband to take me for years! 🤓
2. Both 🌅
3. Yep
4. Medium brown
5. 👍🏻👍🏻

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1. We‘ve had a few family adventures so far. My daughter is still talking about our trip to the Santa Cruz boardwalk! 🎠🎢🎡🍦
2. Frankenstein 🧟‍♂️
3. The Incredibles 2. Already saw Jurassic World and it was just ok. 🤷🏻‍♀️
4.💕😍😘😂🤦🏻‍♀️

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Christine Aww, love your boardwalk picture! I used to live in Santa Cruz and miss it a lot. 13mo
Amanda.T @Christine Thanks! 💕I love Santa Cruz! We live a few hours away and the traffic is always rough, so we don‘t go as often as I‘d like. 13mo
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Mehso-so

This is between a Pick and a So-So for me. Mary Shelley was clearly an excellent writer and the fact that she wrote this so young is mind blowing. Obviously the monster is a much more sympathetic character than Victor Frankenstein. Not a new favorite, but definitely worth the read.

#GARbingo book #3

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1. Donating blood 💉 and hiding indoors. It‘s supposed to be 106 tomorrow. 😭
2. 4
3. Winter because I hate the heat!
4. The Foo Fighters
5. 👍🏻

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1. The Little Mermaid 🧜🏻‍♀️
2. Monsters Inc “Put that thing back where it came from or so help me!” 😆
3. 8:33 PM
4. Peppers 👎🏻👎🏻

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Eggs #2 😂😂 14mo
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Since You've Been Gone | Morgan Matson
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I don‘t read many YA novels these days, but something about summertime makes me crave cute contemporary books. This was just want I was hoping for! I appreciated that the story focused more on friendship than on romance.

vkois88 I know I had this at one point... I'll have to look to see if I rehomed it 🤔🤔🤔 If I did, it was probably because I felt like I was drowning in unread books!! 1y
Amanda.T @vkois88 I feel you on that! Looking at all of the unread books on my shelves stresses me out sometimes. I purge all the time, but then go out and buy more books. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
vkois88 Same! Lol 1y
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Sundays at Tiffany's | James Patterson
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1. 6 🙈 My husband, father-in-law, and my dad each got one from me and one from my daughter. Cards are our love language in my family. 🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Both
3. None. It‘s all about baseball! ⚾️
4. Russian Tea cakes

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BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for playing along! That‘s even more cards than I bought! 1y
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1. The Lunar Chronicles
2. Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones
3. Yup, every year. We‘re baseball fans in general. ⚾️
4. My father-in-law likes to cook on Father‘s Day, so we‘re having a big pasta dinner on Sunday. 🍝🥖🥗
5. My dad does like to read, but only will if he‘s got books on hand to read. I‘ve been making it a point to buy him books as gifts and keep him well stocked. 😁

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1. 💓💜
2. The Toys That Made Us, I think? It‘s been awhile.
3. I can‘t think of one. Usually movies, TV shows, and other pop culture stuff is what sends me down a rabbit hole.
4. Mayo, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, on my veggie burger.
5. Not sure yet. Maybe a trip to Half Price to sell some stuff.

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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1. Ice Cream 🍦
2. Pool. 🏊🏼‍♀️ The beaches here aren‘t warm enough for me.
3. Strawberries 🍓
4. Travel at least once. Sometimes we just have to escape the triple digit temperatures for some place a little cooler.
5. Print and ebooks

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JoScho 😊❤️🍨 1y
DivaDiane Where do you live that you have temps in the 100s but cold beaches?!? 1y
Amanda.T @DivaDiane I live in the Sacramento Valley and the closest beaches are in the Bay Area. They aren‘t the type of beaches you wear your swimsuit to. 😆 1y
DivaDiane Right. I did know that. 😓 ❄️ 💦 1y
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#Riotgrams Day 2: #Librarylove

We ❤️ our library! I take my daughter every few weeks to pick up holds, return books, and play in the children‘s area. She especially loves to play with the learning toys and always asks to “do puzzle” as soon as we get in the door. I don‘t know what I would do without it. 💕

BiblioLitten Adorable!!💜😍 1y
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Today was $6 bag sale at the library! 🎉A few of these I‘ve already read and others will be added to #GARbingo. Now I need to find some room on my shelves to put them. 😬

Melissa_J Nice haul!! 1y
Amanda.T @Hollie I‘ve been meaning to read The Things They Carried since I watched the Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary. I know it‘s going to be a tough one. 😩I read Guernsey last year and adored it! I couldn‘t pass up a like new hardcover copy. 😍 1y
Amanda.T @Melissa_J Thanks! 💕 1y
rather_be_reading wow! 😍😍 1y
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1. It was very low key, which I needed after the craziness that was last week! 😵
2. Two
3. One grandma and one grandpa on each side.
4. Yes! I‘ve done some basic research, but I‘m not in a place in life where I can dedicate the time and resources to investigate more.
5. Pacific Standard Time 🏖

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1. Graduation party for my sister 🎉👩🏻‍🎓
2. Crazy busy! It included a trip to the dentist, library, chiropractor, play group, and a graduation. 😵
3. San Francisco 🌁
4. Sloth
5. 64 degrees and rainy. ☔️Unusual for May, but back to the 80s and 90s next week.

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Sitting on our new patio furniture and enjoying the fantastic weather today. Reading my second book for #GARbingo. Another one I never read as a kid.

rather_be_reading the best spot to read! 1y
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1. Laurel
2. Podcasts these days. I haven‘t been in the mood for audiobooks lately. 🤷🏻‍♀️
3. June 8th
4. My little is not in school yet, but my baby sister is graduating from high school next week. 😱 How is that possible?! 😩😭

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Winter Soldier | Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting
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Helping me confirm my theory that I‘m essentially a younger person with the interests of an old lady. 👵🏻 But definitely not an e-book hater! 😂

If you want to join the team: https://bookriot.com/2018/05/16/which-avenger-are-you-reading/

SassyBookworm I got Iron Man, but I don‘t think it fit me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
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1. Housework, reading and checking out the honey festival. Can you tell I live in an AG town? 😂
2. Gimme all the donuts you have! 🍩
3. No, not yet.
4. My two year old singing Itsy Bitsy Spider out of the blue at breakfast this morning. 😍

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The Borrowers | Mary Norton
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Here‘s my April reading wrap up. The month ended up being unexpectedly busy. I‘m hoping to get in some of my #GARbingo pics in May!

rather_be_reading love tht u categorize them 1y
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2. I live just outside Sacramento, so the arrest of the Golden State Killer is a pretty big deal around here.
3. Not officially, but definitely planning to sneak away from the husband and toddler to get in some solid reading time.
4. How do you wake up Lady Gaga? Poke her face! Bad jokes are the best jokes, right? 😂

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DebbieGrillo 🖒😂 1y
Thndrstd 👍 1y
Itchyfeetreader 😂👍🏻😂 1y
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Here‘s my Bingo card for #GARbingo. Most of these are books that I‘ve had on my shelves for years, so now is a great time to finally read them. Thanks for hosting, @4thhouseontheleft 😊

rather_be_reading awesome! 1y
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I don‘t normally read true crime because I‘m wimpy and it makes me paranoid, but I just had to read this book. I grew up in the Sacramento area of CA and knew nothing about the East Area Rapist, which is shocking considering how many crimes he committed here. McNamara did some incredible investigating and her passion for soving this puzzle is evident. The book does feel unfinished but that‘s somewhat expected considering the circumstances.

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1. Anywhere from 0-5 on average. I‘m really trying to buy fewer books this year.
2. A year with no new books. Eating the same thing every single day makes me miserable.
3. South Lake Tahoe last summer
4. A Starbucks You Are Here mug. My collection has grown quickly since then. 😬
5. ✋🏻

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Sharpeipup My husband collects the you are here mugs too! 1y
Sharpeipup Which one is your favorite? 1y
Amanda.T @Sharpeipup They make great souvenirs! My favorite one that I own is the newest one from Disneyland. 1y
Sharpeipup I have that one too & it‘s my favorite! 1y
Amanda.T @Sharpeipup 😁💕 I saw on IG that they released a brand new Adventureland one this week. It‘s adorable! 😍 1y
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1. Oldest
2. I always wanted a sister close in age to me. I did get a sister eventually, but not until I was 14.
3. Two
4. The March sisters
5. On it!
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Little House Coloring Book | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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I went a little coloring book crazy on Book Outlet. 🤦🏻‍♀️I guess this is my way of buying ‘books‘, since I‘m on an unofficial book buying ban. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It looks like there will be lots of audio coloring in my future! 😆

GypsyKat I just ordered the Disney Villains one from Book Outlet too! ❤️ 1y
Traci1 😮 Little House coloring book? Well darn. There goes more of my money. 😐 1y
Amanda.T @GypsyKat Great choice! 👍🏻 Enjoy! 💕 1y
Amanda.T @Traci1 Right?! I‘ve had it on my wish list for awhile, so when I saw it on there I had to snap it up. 1y
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Pickpick

Whew! I finally finished this beast of a book today. It‘s been a 6 month journey, but I enjoyed the ride. The characters are fantastic and, in my opinion, what makes this book so great. I wanted more Clara and her girls! If you enjoy character driven stories, I highly recommend this one. 🤠🐎🏜

mdm139 I am taking a break from the book for now because I have to grieve for Roscoe, Joe, and Jenny. My goal is to get to chapter 75 by end of month and finish it in May. Overall a great book though. 1y
KellyHunsakerReads I totally agree. Just finished this one yesterday. 1y
mdm139 Love your cup too 1y
Amanda.T @mdm139 Yeah, that was a tough one! 😩 I found the water bottle at Target, when I just went in for peanut butter and hummus. 😬 I was happy that it just so happened to match my book. 😊 1y
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1. Impatient people
2. Pie! 🥧 I have birthday pie instead of cake every year.
3. Thomas the hamster 🐹
4. Contemporary YA
5. ❤️💜🧡💚💙💛

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JoScho I get my husband a birthday pie as well. 😊 1y
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1. My two year old met the “big, big, big, big bunny” yesterday. 🐰She was NOT a fan! 😂
2. The tagged book just came in through Libby. I‘m about 100 pages in and I‘m already terrified. 😱
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Melissa_J That bunny looks like he belongs in Alice in Wonderland 🤣 1y
AmyG Awwwww. ❤️ And this book is creepier than I imagined. I am happy I live on the 5th floor of my apt. 1y
Amanda.T @Melissa_J He‘s one of the least scary looking ones I‘ve seen! 😂 1y
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howjessreads Haha!! So funny. 🐰 1y
Amanda.T @AmyG It definitely has me side-eyeing every stranger who comes through my neighborhood. 1y
Amanda.T @jesshowbooks She was in full blown tears when she met Santa! 🎅🏼 1y
DGRachel Easter Bunnies are almost as scary as clowns, IMO. 1y
Librariana That's what I started listening to this morning! 😄 1y
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Pickpick

I‘ve been enjoying this series so far and this book was no exception. My only critique is that I feel like Bray wants to put too many ideas in one book. There are so many different threads going that they don‘t always match up well together. This also makes the novels overly long. Still, this series is always lots of fun and full of diverse and interesting characters. Looking forward to the fourth book!

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Freaky Friday | Mary Rodgers
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1. Disney Emoji Blitz
2. Historical Fiction
3. Cadbury Mini Eggs
4. My best friend 👯‍♀️
5. Just to name a few: @britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @LauraBeth @swishandflick @Chelleo @JoScho

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Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 Cadbury eggs are the shit! 1y
emilyhaldi 🤗🤗🤗 1y
britt_brooke ☺️💚 1y
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JoScho Thanks for the love and Cadbury Mini Eggs for life! 😘 1y
LauraBeth Right back at you! 😊😊😊 1y
Chelleo 🤩🤩🤩 1y
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Heart and Brain: Body Language: An Awkward Yeti Collection | Nick Seluk, The Awkward The Awkward Yeti
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Is there really anything better than Heart and Brain? This is just what I needed today. ❤️🧠

DGRachel I need to buy a Heart and Brain book. I always forget to look for one when I‘m at B&N. 1y
Amanda.T @DGRachel I forget to check the graphic novel/comics section too. I was surprised to find this one on Libby. 1y
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The Book of Mormon: The Only Book That Matters | Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
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I‘m not reading tonight, but this is a great substitute! I‘m pretty sure this is the first play I‘ve been to with the husband since before our two year old was born! 😱

emilyhaldi So good!! Enjoy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
britt_brooke I want to see this SO bad!! Hope you had fun! 1y
Amanda.T @britt_brooke We had a great time! I definitely recommend it if you get the chance to see it! 😊 1y
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Freaky Friday | Mary Rodgers
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1. 😵🌧📚🤢👧🏻🌧👯‍♀️🥗😭⚰️ It‘s been a week, friends. 😭
2. I don‘t get too rage-y over characters. 🤷🏻‍♀️
3. Over
4. Nope
5. 👍🏻

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This is my first book completed for #middlegrademarch. I loved it! I somehow missed this one growing up, so I knew almost nothing about it beforehand. The story has a surprising amount of depth that I wasn‘t anticipating, but really enjoyed. I laughed out loud a lot too!

Eggs ♥️ this book; have read it many times ❤️ 1y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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1. Middle Grade 💕
2. Housekeeping for a neighbor
3. Stay at home mom
4. Elementary school librarian
5. Allll the tea! 🍵🍵🍵

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1. Tea out of my Disneyland mug
2. I just finished The Keepers on Netflix last week.
3. Tagged book. I‘m determined to finish it! Eh, maybe recommend. Depends on the person.
4. Upper 60s, but cloudy ⛅️
5. Pierced ears and one tattoo

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BeckyB Ohh the keepers was good! And I was using my Disneyland mug this morning too! 1y
Amanda.T @BeckyB Yay for Disneyland mugs! 💕The Keepers was tough to watch, but totally fascinating. 1y
Bourriquet76 I have this too! 1y
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I got Harry Potter and I‘m not mad about it. The description feels surprisingly accurate too.

Which Book Perfectly Matches Your Personality? https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishabassi/i-just-wanna-be-at-home-reading?utm_term=.kj0...

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