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AmberWB

Joined January 2018

Just one more chapter.....
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I see this on a daily basis at school, but I have never seen it explained so accurately.

#teachersoflitsy

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This title cracked me up. I feel like it describes my life in so many ways. 🤣

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The Christmas Surprise | Jenny Colgan
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This was a sweet end to the trilogy. I just really loved these characters and the little village of Lipton. Jenny Colgan‘s books always put me in a good mood.

Traci1 It's so pretty. ❤ 21h
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Pretty in Punxsutawney | Laurie Boyle Crompton
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Had to take this back to the library today and realized I never posted about it- hence the dashboard pic. 😁
It took me a little bit to get into this, mainly because Of the way Andie was behaving with the guy she thought she was in love with. Glad I stuck with it though, as Andie has to relive her first day of her Senior year over and over until she gets it right. The book is described as Pretty in Pink meets Groundhog Day, and it really does 👇👇

AmberWB A great job of mixing the two. The overall message about not allowing cliques to define your relationships is a good one. 3d
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Blue Angels | Marga R. Fritze
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It‘s Commissioning Week at the Naval Academy, which means a free Blue Angels show for those of us lucky enough to live here. This is my daughter as SIX F/A-18 Hornets flew overhead. 😁😁

Samplergal I used to love when they would practice. I was at a O‘s game when they practiced for Obama coming into Fort McHenry. Very special. 4d
AmberWB @Samplergal I agree. I have lived here for 20 years and I eat a sick day almost every year to go see them. This was the first time I took the kids- they will be joining me from now on! 😊 4d
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I am sticking with the ending I wanted.

4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽🙌🏽 6d
BookwormAHN I think that is the ending most of us wanted 💔 6d
AmberWB @4thhouseontheleft @BookwormAHN Even if he couldn‘t get the throne, I hate that he lost so much! 6d
BookwormAHN I hate that it seemed like he ended right back where he started that it didn't matter what he had fought for or that he had a claim to the throne. No one looked happy at the end. 6d
AmberWB @BookwormAHN Exactly. 6d
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*sigh* I loved it. After a weekend of homework and a long work week and the news being complete crap- this was delightful. I have the third one in the series ready to go on my Kindle, but I think I will wait until after the Game of Thrones finale. I have a feeling I will need it!

mcctrish Good plan 6d
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Grad work done. 😊😊

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A girl has A LOT of grad school work to do.

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Stacy_31 That mug! 😍 1w
AmberWB @Stacy_31 As soon as I saw it, I had to have it!! 😊 1w
CoffeeK8 Love the mug 1w
Samplergal Oh that looks too familiar. Good luck. 4d
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The Adventurer | Mika Waltari
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The Swooniest Unicorn of the Coffee Shop.

I LOVE IT.
☕️ 🦄 ☕️ 🦄

Karisa The Tackiest Chicken in the Forest for me. 🤣 Love it! 1w
Laura317 I am the Nerdiest Llama in the Coffee Shop. Well, alrighty! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage The Strangest Girl in the Coffee Shop. Well, yeah. I represent that remark. 🤪👊🏻☕️ 1w
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LiteraryinLititz The Scrappiest Unicorn in the Land! 😁 1w
Amiable The Scrappiest Unicorn in the Haberdashery. 😀 How can you not love the word “haberdashery?” 1w
swishandflick The Sassiest Unicorn in the Kingdom - I'll take it 😂 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz The Tackiest Llama in the Mansion! 😂 @Karisa Im Tacky too 😅 @AmberWB thank you for sharing! This is so fun! 1w
JoScho The Unluckiest Llama in the Universe! Sounds about right! 1w
MidnightBookGirl The Unluckiest Chicken in the Haberdashery. 1w
rretzler The Classiest Spy in the Land...is a little boring 😂🤣 1w
BookishMarginalia The Tackiest Octopus in the Kingdom - 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
CaitZ The Nerdiest Book Nerd in the Sea 1w
RamsFan1963 The Strangest Chicken in the Land....dull title 1w
Spillmrj The friendliest spy in the Kingdom —kind of fits 1w
Rudis The tackiest spy in the land - 😂 1w
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Jenny Colgan is one of my go to authors. I always enjoy her books. For the longest time, The Bookshop on the Corner has been one of my favorites of hers. Well, there is now a tie. I loved this book so much, I have already ordered the other 2 in the series on my kindle because our library does not carry them. I loved the characters and story, but really enjoyed looking up the various types of British sweets I‘d never heard of. 👇👇👇

AmberWB I want to order samples of every candy mentioned!! 😊 It was a lovely, warm read. I highly recommend it. 1w
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Mother's Day | Anne Rockwell, Lizzy Rockwell
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How I like to roll on Mother‘s Day.

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This is our newest reading buddy, Rand. He loves belly rubs and is a bit mischievous, so we made his middle name Weasley. And since he is a ginger, I call him my little wildling. (Tormund is my favorite.)

Oh, and I really enjoyed this book! 😁 It was a nice blend of strong, independent girls, trying to solve a mystery—but still middle school girls with crushes. Can‘t wait for the next one.

#catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻😻😻 2w
AmyG He‘s so sweet ❤️ 2w
TheSpineView 💜🐾 2w
JoScho Adorable ❤️ 2w
TK-421 😻 2w
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I couldn‘t help but think of Gilmore Girls MULTIPLE times while reading this- and for me, that works! 😊 It has quirky characters, a small town, a love interest, a dog, and a happy ending. The comfort food of books.

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Woman World | Aminder Dhaliwal
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This was a fun, quirky read. What WOULD the world be like if all the men disappeared??

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Initially, I wasn‘t a huge fan of this one. I thought it was a bit crass to tie all these stories together by someone giving or receiving a middle finger. And believe me- I swear like a sailor. But as I kept reading, I realized the bigger message was that you don‘t know the battles that those around you are fighting. Remembering this is such a huge part of teaching. I am glad that Jo Knowles wrote this book the way that she did.
#teachersoflitsy

C.Perone Ok, I'm intrigued 3w
AmberWB @C.Perone I almost bailed at one point, and am so glad I didn‘t! 3w
C.Perone @AmberWB That's how I felt about the last couple of books I read .... I'm blaming the incessant spring rain 😁 3w
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We're All Damaged | Matthew Norman
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I LOVED this book. I caught myself laughing out loud more than once. Matthew Norman did a great job of capturing the differences between the Midwest and East coast, the ridiculousness of Fox News, and the feelings of failure when your life hasn‘t gone quite how you had planned.

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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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I‘ve been reading a lot lately (can you say escapism? 😉), But haven‘t given myself time to post. Trying to catch up today.

I rarely read Nora Roberts, but did enjoy this one. Initially, I was thinking it was going to be similar to 19 Minutes, but ended up being much different. I don‘t want to give too much away, but I loved CiCi, Reed and Simone. Great characters.

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Friday's Harbor: A Novel | Diane Hammond
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Guys. I have been teaching for 14 years. I KNOW the the last 6 weeks are a killer. I don‘t know if I am getting old or just less willing to deal with BS, but I don‘t know how I am going to make it for 29 more school days! 😱 I have ordered a ridiculous number of books this week, but decided to stop by my favorite library on the way home today anyway. 😊
#teachersoflitsy

Alfoster You can do it👊👏👏😍! 3w
TheBookHippie Same. Same. Same.....every teacher I‘m with. ...and me too. Go team!!!! We can pulllllll through. 🤪 3w
JennyM You can do it. 😘 3w
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Megabooks You can do it!! 3w
Megabooks Dopesick is great, BTW. 3w
JoScho Amber I feel exactly the same way and I am also in year 14. I had a moment today when I just wanted to cry. I think we are just burnt out. And I don‘t know about you but I think the behavior is just getting worse every year. 3w
AmberWB @Alfoster @JennyM @Megabooks @TheBookHippie Thanks for the words of encouragement!! 3w
AmberWB @JoScho I think it is a combination of behavior and the fact that the powers that be are TERRIFIED of confrontation with anyone other than teachers. We are being convinced not to hold kids accountable and if we do, WE are the ones who are at fault. 3w
JoScho @AmberWB you are so right! 3w
Nute You can do it! Thank you for being a teacher. Thank you for your dedication and perseverance. Go educators!🙌🏽 3w
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❤️ 📚 💙 📖

Reggie Lol, this made me smile. 4w
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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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Current situation as we count down to Game of Thrones. Dinner is tater tot nachos and dessert is chocolate frosted brownies. Getting my emotional eating out of the way before everyone dies tonight. 😉😁

JoScho We have Crispy Crowns at least once a week! 4w
whatshesreadingnow Yum have fun tonight!! 4w
TK421 I'm eating a plate full of mini tots and homemade ranch right now. 😊 4w
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Monday's Child | Louise Bagshawe
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1. Game of Thrones
2. I am going with tv show here: Game of Thrones 😊😉😊
3. Rains of Castamere

😁😁😁😁

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🦁💛🦁 1mo
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The Greyhound God | Keith Lee Morris
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This dog is a saint. 😊
#dogsoflitsy

TrishB Awww ❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn Adorable! ❤️🐶 1mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 1mo
DGRachel How cute! 1mo
CouronneDhiver Awww 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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We're All Damaged | Matthew Norman
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So much this. 👆👆👆👆👆

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We're All Damaged | Matthew Norman
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Just started this one this afternoon and have already laughed out loud more than once. Really enjoying it so far!

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Because I don‘t already have piles and piles of unread books at home...😁

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Spring Break | Barbara Steiner
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Pj pants + my kindle= spring break is finally here! I feel like this is the latest it‘s been in years. The upside though- the last few weeks of school will go by even more quickly!!

JoScho Same! When we go back only 31 days with kids! 1mo
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So- I had to get some close up pics. I LOVE Rainbow Unicorn. So much. I mean- she‘s a unicorn, but she also won‘t put up with your crap. 😁😊 But- the bag!!! Ahhhh!! And the LABELS?!? And you can‘t see the Wonder Woman socks, the Sirius Black pin, allllll the chocolate.... and of course the books! @JoScho you spoiled me at a time when I totally needed it! Thank you so much!!! 😘🥰😍
@kstadt929 #funkopopandbookswap

wanderinglynn Super cute! 💜🌈 1mo
ReadingRover Awesomeness!!! 1mo
Traci1 That bag is adorable!! ❤ 1mo
kstadt929 So amazing!! And the personalization 😍 1mo
JoScho You are so very welcome! You know I had to order myself a unicorn as well! Glad you love everything 🦄💗 1mo
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2 part post coming up!! I almost cried of sheer happiness while opening this amazing package from @JoScho !!!
I LOVE everything! This will help me survive two more days until spring break. 😍🥰😍🥰😍
@kstadt929 #funkopopandbookswap

hermyknee You‘ve got this! 🙌🏼♥️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jody is awesome ❤️❤️ 1mo
Wonderwoman89 I love those socks 1mo
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kstadt929 Such an amazing package! 🦄 So glad you joined in on the swap ! 1mo
JoScho Yay! You were so amazing to me during the teacher car package swap I wanted to treat you a little. Spring break is just around the corner! Hang in there friend 🦄💗 1mo
JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you so sweet! Thanks Misty 🥰 1mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Game of Thrones Oreos ✅
Arya socks ✅
GoT office pool complete ✅
Valar Dohaeris beer ✅

A girl is ready.

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The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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I loved this book. I‘ve already told my mom just to go ahead and pre-order it because I am that confident she will love it as well. There are definitely parts of the storyline that are predictable, but in the best way possible- it is what you want to happen. There is even a bit of magic thrown in. If you are a fan of Jenny Colgan or Elin Hildebrand, this is for you.

Book was received as an ARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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Perfect day for Bailey‘s iced coffee and a good net galley book on my kindle. 😊 Trying to ignore the storm clouds moving in....

Daisey Sounds and looks wonderful! 1mo
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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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This was a sweet book. Nothing earth shattering, but just a nice read with a happy ending. Reminded me of a sleepless in Seattle or When Harry Met Sally type of story.

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Funko Universe | John Layman, Georgia Ball, Caleb Goellner
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Big news on the #funkopopandbookswap front!! @JoScho I received my package! I am so excited that it‘s from you! 😊
I sent my package out today as well, and it should arrive by Wednesday. Can‘t wait for opening day!
@kstadt929

JoScho Yay!!! I was so very excited to get you as my match!!! 💗💗💗 2mo
kstadt929 Awesome! Thanks for the update!! 🎉 2mo
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The Mother-Daughter Book Club | Heather Vogel Frederick
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Mehso-so

I really loved the idea behind this book- 4 6th grade girls are forced to join a book club with their mothers (the horror) and read Little Women together. Friendships are made and problems are solved.

Unfortunately, I wasn‘t in love with the actual book. Parts of it were too juvenile for me, while other parts were just wrapped up too neatly.

Not bad, just not for me.

AmberWB ☝️☝️☝️ Pictures above—my mom and I, my daughter “reading” about 4 years ago, and my mom reading while we were on vacation together. 😊 2mo
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1. 68 degree, sunny days. This is the perfect temp.
2. Chapstick. I am slightly addicted.
3. Flip flops. I could easily wear them every day.

@Eggs #grateful21

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🌺🤗 2mo
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This was an excellent graphic novel, and the author‘s note at the end was beautiful. Highly recommend.

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Rumor Has It | Jill Shalvis
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All I could think of for #rumorhasit was Rumer Willis! 😁🤷‍♀️
#anglophileapril
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi

Reviewsbylola Good one! 2mo
Mdargusch Ha! Works for me! 2mo
gradcat Smart choice! Doh!! I wish I had thought of her! 2mo
Cinfhen She‘s such a beautiful combo of her parents but man, do I see young Demi Moore in her eyes!!! 2mo
emilyhaldi Kind of a cool name, actually 🤔 2mo
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1. Flannel pajama pants from Old Navy
2. My king size bed
3. Netflix

@Eggs #grateful21

Eggs In your jammies in your king bed watching Netflix ❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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Peter Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, likens this graphic novel to Calvin & Hobbes, and I totally agree with that comparison. This was such a fun read, and has been coveted by both of my kids. I can‘t wait to see more of Phoebe and her pal, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils.
🦄 🦄 🦄 🦄

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I am going to give this a try- I figure it will help me make it to spring break! 😁

1. My family. I am so lucky to live with 3 people who never cease to amaze me and always crack me up.
2. Coffee. It‘s April and I am a teacher.
3. Anti-anxiety meds. I really don‘t think I could have continued being a teacher without them.

@Eggs
#grateful21

Eggs 💗 💊💗☕️💗👪💗 2mo
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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Reviewsbylola I‘m curious about these books. They look like books my kids will be all over a few years from now! 2mo
AmberWB @Reviewsbylola I am really enjoying it! It is in the same vein as Calvin & Hobbes, which is one of my favorites. 2mo
Mdargusch Definitely a book your girls would like @Reviewsbylola 2mo
emilyhaldi Ofcourse you have a book close by 😉 2mo
AmberWB @emilyhaldi Always!! 😊 2mo
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True story.

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This book took me about a month to get through- but not because it was bad. It was so dense and detailed, and sometimes I struggle with books like that. But I have always been fascinated with the IRA and The Troubles and this book was exactly what I needed to really understand both sides. Say Nothing was excellent.

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SAT day at school and I get the highly sought after Hall Monitor position! 🙌🙌 Reading time!
#teachersoflitsy

DivineDiana Yes! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks Ah, the hall monitor—Lucky you! Enjoy! 2mo
Cortg Yep! My son is taking his SAT at school today. Of course his calculator was stolen a few months ago and he couldn‘t find his sister‘s this morning 😖 I hope you got some good reading time in! 2mo
AmberWB @Cortg if he‘d been at my school, I would have lent him my calculator. 😊 2mo
Cortg Awe, that‘s sweet! He borrowed one from his Physics teacher / swim coach. He lucked out! 2mo
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This was a quick, cute read- but I probably didn‘t need to buy it. While I totally related to a number of the cartoons, I am pretty sure they were the ones I‘d already seen posted on Litsy. 😁

Mynameisacolour Awesome Pic! 2mo
AmberWB @Mynameisacolour Thanks! There is a spot that I pass when walking the dog that has at least 20 pinwheels. I love it. 😊 2mo
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A Day Off | Storm Jameson
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Yep, I‘m still in pj‘s at 8:30am on a Tuesday. Another mental health day. I love teaching, but am becoming less and less tolerant of being held responsible for the failures of other adults. 🤨

ANYWHO, at least I can actually spend some quality Litsy time today!
#teachersoflitsy

JoScho Enjoy your day! I am sure it is much needed! 2mo
DivineDiana Lovely mug! Yes, I believe that we can only be responsible for ourselves! Enjoy your day! 🙂 2mo
Stacypatrice @AmberWB - I took one last Tuesday due to a toxic work environment and needing to regroup. It did a world of good. Hope your day is refreshing and calm 💛 2mo
CouronneDhiver I hope you had a good rest 🤗 2mo
tracey38 Glad you got a Mental Health day. They are definitely needed. Also, love your mug! 2mo
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@inthegreensandblues Thank you so much! I love everything, but there are definitely some stand outs. 😊 That snack mix?? I am officially addicted. And the Tony‘s chocolate bar- I have always wanted to try one of those and now I can. Chocolate that was part of a swap has no calories! Finally- that sloth card—AWESOME. I can‘t wait to sit back with these books and one of your beverage recommendations. 😁
@Jilly6183 #BBSredacted

Jilly6183 Awesome! And swap treats are def calorie free! 2mo
RavenLovelyReads I‘ve always wanted to try a Tony‘s chocolate bar too! Especially one with no calories 😜 2mo
inthegreensandblues Yay, I hope you enjoy! 2mo
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I am currently in the process of reading 3 very different books. They are all great, but i think I need a break for something light and breezy. Any suggestions?? I have sooooo many on my TBR, that I am overwhelmed.

CaitZ If you like cozy mysteries try Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mysteries. The first one is 3mo
TheSpineView If you like Paranormal I suggest the Half Moon Hollow series. 3mo
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This week was looooonnnnnggggg. I feel like I haven‘t been able to read or be on Litsy nearly as much as I‘d like. But, here are the 3 I‘m in the midst of right now.