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Ashley31

Ashley31

Joined June 2016

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” -Tennyson
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Made it to the Long Room at Trinity College in Ireland...a book lover‘s dream 🇮🇪

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A Parchment of Leaves | Silas House
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Like all of his books, A Parchment of Leaves, is beautifully written...a true love song to Appalachia and its people. Thrilled to have met Silas House last week at LFPL. 💙

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Hazel Gaynor beautifully intertwines two narratives-one of a young pregnant Irish woman abandoned by her family in 1938 and real life Victorian heroine, Grace Darling, in 1838. Have the Kleenex handy for this one. Love, love, love all of Hazel Gaynor‘s books. 💙

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Kim @KimM I am just overwhelmed with gratitude!! You did way, way too much but I am so appreciative of all of the gifts! Can‘t wait to dig into those books and I‘m busting out the Stranger Things socks for family Christmas today. You seriously could not have done a better job. I am so thankful for your friendship and being a part of our boss ass bookish group! Happy Holidays, LGP‘ers! #LGPOG #feelingthankful

KimM So glad you like it. Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
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When I Was the Greatest | Jason Reynolds
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Book snuggles 💙💙💙 #dogsoflitsy

Peddler410 This is on my list. 12mo
Ashley31 It‘s been good so far @Peddler410 I love Jason Reynolds‘ writing 12mo
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Gettin it done in Kentucky ✅ Love seeing all the voting posts y‘all! 💙

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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A big thank you to Jessica for all of my awesome gifts! Burning the candle right now and it smells heavenly. #litsyswapoween 👻🎃🖤

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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My gifts for the exchange are headed out today! #litsyswapoween

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Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe at the Frazier Museum 🖤

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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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I‘m a big fan of Reese‘s acting career and her book club. I thoroughly enjoyed this inside look at her life and customs. Really enjoyed getting to see her on the book tour. Highly recommend! 💕

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Hello ladies-made it safely to Kentucky. Loved the book @PatriciaU Thanks so much for sharing! 💙

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Arrived here in Kentucky a few days ago. Looking forward to reading and solving the puzzles! 💙 #LGPOG

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Thursday's Child | Sandra Brown
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I‘m a little late to the party, but thanks for the invite @Grrlbrarian 1. I listen to a little bit of everything but most recently listened to Bad Witch by Nine Inch Nails. 2. Gosh, there are so many—it‘s like picking a fav book! If forced to pick, probably Bruce Springsteen or Aerosmith. 3. I love all types of music, but right now rock and country. 4. Apple Music 5. @Owlizabeth I‘m way late on the invite but feel free to join in!

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The High Season: A Novel | Judy Blundell
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Book, beach and beer...it doesn‘t get much better than this. And I am really enjoying this book so far.

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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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I devoured this book in two days. The plot revolves around Martha Gellhorn‘s tumultuous relationship with Ernest Hemingway as well as her amazing literary and journalistic career. For me, it‘s up there with The Paris Wife. If you love historical fiction, no one does it better than this writer. Paula McLain‘s writing is my church! 💙💙💙💙💙

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I am enjoying this book so far but I really want to give both Cyril‘s adoptive parents an ice pick lobotomy. Guess I have to chalk it up to great writing since I hate them so much already.

CouronneDhiver They were horrible people but I kinda loved them... 😂 1y
Ashley31 I‘m hoping as I keep reading that there will be a redeeming backstory @CouronneDhiver. I‘m only 8% in right now. 1y
Ashley31 @CouronneDhiver Now that I‘ve finished the book, I totally get what you were saying about the parents. 😂 1y
CouronneDhiver Ha! Yep 👍🏽 I always enjoy an unlikeable character. 1y
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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Finishing this book (and drinking) was an excellent kickoff to my summer. SK does not disappoint with the plot, creepy factor and I thoroughly enjoyed Will Patton‘s narration on the audiobook.

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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I 💙 Book Mail!!! Erin, your book arrived safe and sound in Louisville, KY! #LPGOG

Bookworm83 Yay!!! Enjoy! ❤️❤️ 2y
Ashley31 I will! Thanks @Bookworm83 2y
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The Reader | Traci Chee
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Fantasy is usually not my bag, but I LOVED this book. It has something for everyone: adventure, romance, suspense, etc. It‘s a beautifully written ode to reading. Along with being an amazing story, the writer has included various clues throughout the text. I especially enjoyed the poem at the bottom of the pages. Definitely buying the second in the series today! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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An homage to the 1980s, New York City and the trailblazing advertising women of the 1930s. Based on the life of ad woman, Margaret Fishback. Even though she went to some pretty dark places, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Lillian. Listened to it on audiobook and it was worth the purchase. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Special thanks to @Lola for sending this my way!

Lola I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 😊 I did audio for part and really enjoyed the narrator and the author interview at the end but I was also glad to have the hard copy for the map of Lillian‘s walk. (edited) 2y
Ashley31 @Lola That‘s so cool that you did the walk! And with my copy of the book! 😀 I‘d love to do that when I get back to NY. I tweeted the writer and she was very gracious and tweeted me back. Will def look for more of her work. Thanks again! (edited) 2y
ApoptyGina69 I read this on my kindle app earlier this year while away from home and I really liked it! Felt like I was walking along with her and admired her stubbornness & tenacity. ❤️ 2y
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The bookshelves my husband built for me while I was away watching basketball. Now that‘s true love! 💕

Trashcanman That's awesome 2y
Jess7 Nice! I love it!! 2y
CareBear These are awesome! 😍 2y
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Kalalalatja Lovely! 2y
Redwritinghood Those are great! Lucky you! 2y
Ashley31 I am very fortunate. Thanks all! 2y
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Getting to know you | Lisa Ann Marsoli
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Blue
Toss up between Fall and Summer
Historical or realistic fiction
Reading, duh 😜
I‘m with E—all of them!
Depends on my mood—beer, whiskey or wine
All my LGP bookmarks and my “Fuck off, I‘m reading” socks
@Grrlbrarian your turn, Kari 😀

Thanks for sharing @Owlizabeth 💙
#gettingtoknowyou

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Made it to snowy Kentucky! Synopsis sounds right up my alley. Excited to start it this weekend! 💙

Sue Yay, I hope you enjoy it! 2y
Ashley31 I am really invested in it so far @sue! 2y
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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A before and after pic of my amazing gifts from Lola! I absolutely love everything and you put such thought into each and every gift! I am so appreciative. Thank you!!! 💙💙💙 #litsygoespostalOG #secretsanta

Avanders ♥️🎄💚 2y
Lola I am so glad you like everything! I went through all of your posts and your TBR here and took notes :) I love that we share a love for The Boss. I was so worried about that mug breaking-first it had to get home with me from NY then it had to get to you in one piece-I‘m glad it did! The Playbill got a little bent :/ It was a true pleasure to put that package together for you. Happy reading! 🌲😊 2y
Ashley31 @Lola you seriously couldn‘t have done a better job and everything arrived safe and sound! Thank you again!!! 2y
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Lola @Ashley31 ❤️ 2y
MrBook Ooh! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Ashley31 I know right @MrBook?! I sent you and Jen a card but it got returned to my house today. Said box was no longer available 😐 Happy Holidays anyway! 2y
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The Giveaway Girl | Rose Marie Lambert DeHart
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This one please! Thanks for the chance @AJBowers 💙 #giveaway

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Special thanks to Caledonia H @BooksTeasAndBookishThings for gifting me this beautiful sleeve from AU. It hasn‘t been the easiest last few weeks for me and this definitely brought a smile to my face. Will also be enjoying those teas soon. I am grateful for all of my bookish friends and our community 💙 #LGPOG

BooksTeasAndBookishThings So glad you love it! I hate you have been having a rough time of it lately, but hope that smile lasts a while ❤️ 😘 2y
Ashley31 It will. Thanks @BooksTeasAndBookishThings 😘 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Any time ❤️ 2y
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Owlizabeth Oh no, I‘m sorry it‘s been a tough couple of weeks for you!! Sending hugs. 💞💞💞 2y
Ashley31 Thanks @Owlizabeth! 💙 2y
Lola I‘m sorry it‘s been a rough time. Hopefully your Secret Santa package brings a smile to your face 😍 2y
Ashley31 Thanks so much @Lola! I‘m sure it will. Can‘t wait to open! 2y
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Happy Cozy Mystery Day! @Maggie you did way too much!!! I love everything, esp the book! Excited to get reading. The mug is so cool and I'm jazzed to try that coffee while chilling in my socks. The candle smells amazing! Very appreciative of everything. Thank you!!! And thanks to @cobwebmoth for making this happen. So fun! #letsgetcozy

Maggie I hope you enjoy it! 2y
Ashley31 Started it last night and so far, so good. I'll let you know when I finish it. Thanks again! 2y
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Just received. I'm so excited!!! Can't wait til the 22nd!!!! Thanks so much @Maggie 💙 #LetsGetCozy

Maggie I'm glad it got there safe. I hope you like it! 2y
Ashley31 I'm sure I will. Thanks! 2y
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It's on the way! #letsgetcozy

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Hi ladies! Made it safely to KY. Love the bookmark @DiruVamp 💙 #LGPOG

DiruVamp Hope you like the book as much as I do! 2y
Ashley31 I've heard great things and I'm excited to start it sometime this week! 2y
sprainedbrain I loved that one! ❤️ 2y
Grrlbrarian Hey @Ashley31 - is this my next up? 2y
Ashley31 Yes it is @Grrlbrarian I will get it out to you this weekend or beginning of next. 2y
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An emotional punch to the gut, but should be required reading.

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Made it to Louisville, KY! Thanks so much for the bookmark, Jennifer! What a thoughtful gesture. I'm really looking forward to starting this one today! 💙
#LGPOG #LitsyGoesPostal

LitHousewife How nice to see everything in beautiful Kentucky! I hope you enjoy the book. ❤️❤️ 2y
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The first five star book of the summer! I was absolutely engrossed in the plot; this story has it all: drama, laughter, tears, mystery... Once again, I am so thankful for BOTM bringing this one to my attention. Makes for a perfect beach read. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up!

emilyhaldi Awesome! I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Excited to get to it! 2y
Ashley31 Hope you enjoy it @emilyhaldi 💙 2y
swishandflick I loved this one too!! My favorite BOTM pick ever, I think 🙌🏽 2y
Ashley31 I totally agree @swishandflick There have been so many good ones but this one is definitely at or near the top for me. Great first name btw 😀 2y
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Say Hello! | Rachel Isadora
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1 Kentucky
2.The Awakening, The Great Gatsby, TKAM, The Outsiders, Fair and Tender Ladies
3.Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter
4.Braveheart, Fried Green Tomatoes and A League of Their Own
5. Walking Dead, This Is Us, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones
6. Kings of Leon, Aerosmith
7. Blue
8. Historical fiction, non-fiction, realistic fiction
9. School, office but taking a break right now! #teachersoflitsy
10. Two dogs: Bella and Jesse James

stacybmartin Yay - KY represent! 💙 2y
Ashley31 You know it @stacybmartin 💙 2y
mrsamandahood Better Call Saul! Game of Thrones! This is Us! I love all of those! Are you caught up on Better Call Saul? We're anxiously waiting for more. Do you like Breaking Bad too? 2y
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Ashley31 @mrsamandahood Hey Amanda! My husband and I binged BB two summers ago and loved it. We've been watching Better Call Saul since the beginning. I haven't watched Monday's episode yet but I am definitely getting that done today sometime. You have excellent taste! 😀 (edited) 2y
Jess7 I love these surveys! KY 💙💙 2y
Ashley31 Yes @Jess7 ! What part of KY? 2y
Jess7 @ashley31 Presently NKY area, but I'm from the WKY area. You? 2y
Ashley31 Nice! I'm in Louisville. Much KY love 💙 2y
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3rd Turn Brewing is a perfect place to check off two of my favorite activities: reading and drinking 📚🍺

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Arrived safe and sound in Louisville, KY. I'm really into this book so far!

Lola Aw, this makes me so happy on so many levels! Louisville is someplace I've always wanted to visit. So happy my book can hang out there for awhile! 😍 3y
Ashley31 It is a great place to visit! If you ever decide to head this way, we can meet up 😀 3y
Megabooks One of my favorite cities! Loved living there. 3y
Lola @Ashley31 Would love that! 😊 3y
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So excited this came in today! I 💙 book mail

Kristio Gorgeous flowers! 3y
Ashley31 Thanks @Kristio They are totally fake but they get the job done 😂 3y
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This book made me love reading. Great interview with S. E. Hinton in latest edition of EW. 💙

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Same Sun Here | Silas House, Neela Vaswani
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My current read qualifies for today's Rock book challenge #rockinmay #immigrantsong Also, doesn't hurt that Silas House is one of my fav local writers. #reppin4KY

Cinfhen Awesome cover and I like epistolary novels🤓👍🏻 3y
Ashley31 I am really enjoying it so far @Cinfhen 3y
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Special thanks to Stamplifier on Etsy for making this boss ass Victorian stamp for me 💙

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This YA book has generated a lot of buzz and I want to see what all the fuss is about. So far, so good and hope to finish it soon. #YAYAY2

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This is by far one of the weirdest (and longest! I mean the hardback could seriously be used as a weapon) reads ever but I couldn't put it down. If you like resurrected gangsters, freak shows and old Hollywood, this one is for you. Definitely gonna read second volume this summer. #COMEONEILEEN

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The Impossible Fortress | Jason Rekulak
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I loved this book! All of the 80s references and computer nostalgia made for awesome geekish fun!

Gayan I am a huge fan of Ready Player One and this has a similar vibe. I can't wait to read it. 3y
Ashley31 I need to check out RP1. Heard lots of good stuff about it. Thanks! 3y
mrsamandahood I need this book but I had to skip BOTM this month 😭 3y
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Ashley31 That stinks @mrsamandahood ! It's a good one. If you don't pick it up later, let me know and I'll send it to you 3y
mrsamandahood Aww thank you for the kind offer @Ashley31!! ❤️😊 3y
Ashley31 Sure thing. My friend is borrowing next and she's a quick reader. I'll send you a message when she's done. 3y
mrsamandahood @Ashley31 Awesome, no rush at all! Thank you so much! 3y
Ashley31 @mrsamandahood The book is back. If you want me to send it your way, just let me know. My email is ashley.freeman@jefferson.kyschools.us 3y
mrsamandahood @Ashley31 Yay!! I just sent you an email! 😉 3y
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The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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Loving these book sleeves made by Ashley from Alternate Universe. I highly recommend her work and there are so many styles to choose from! 💙

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Finally got a pretty enough day to post this next round of LGP #LGPOG I just love this journal and what an amazing book choice! @Owlizabeth @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain Yay! Have you read it before? 3y
Ashley31 @sprainedbrain I have read it before and loved it. Looking forward to revisiting again! 3y
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Written by a good friend of mine, this book explores the journey of the 12th Kentucky Cavalry in the Civil War. Very interesting historical read. I learned a lot.

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The Possessions | Sara Flannery Murphy
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Interesting premise; very odd reading experience, but in a good way. Curious to see others' thoughts about this book. Special thanks to Alternate Universe for my awesome book sleeve 💙

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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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Special thanks to @Bookchipmunk for my awesome gifts! I'm so excited to read the books and the reading light and bookmark are so adorable! Great job, Amy!!! 💙 thanks again for organizing, Gloria! #cupidgoespostal

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 3y
Megabooks Re Jane 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Bookchipmunk Yeah! I'm so glad you liked the package ❤️ Happy Reading! 3y
Ashley31 You totally nailed it! Thanks again, Amy! 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Hi ladies! Look what arrived in Louisville yesterday 💙 Can't wait to read it!

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Aww who picked this one! I have seen it all over Litsy and have been a little curious 😊 3y
Ashley31 @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Lesley @Eyelit picked it. I've heard a lot of good things about it so I'm excited to pick it up once I finish the book I'm reading now. 3y
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Girls in the Moon | Janet McNally
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January stats. Best book this month: Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally. 💙 #readJanuary