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War Lord | Bernard Cornwell
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Decided to save the final installment of Bernard Cornwell‘s Saxon Stories — War Lord — for this year. I will be sad to say goodbye to Lord Uhtred at this conclusion of this 13th novel. Lucky No. 13.

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Ark | Veronica Roth
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Much better than I expected. At least it left me wanting more. But that‘s why I couldn‘t give it 5 ⭐️s. I just needed a little bit more. Only to know what happened up until the asteroid struck Earth. Roth is good at constructing characters—this short story is no different. I instantly was enamored with the MC. A well-crafted short story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Star Wars Visions: Ronin | Emma Mieko Candon
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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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Ark | Veronica Roth
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I‘m giving Veronica Roth another shot. I really liked the first book in the Divergent Series. By the third book, I was pretty done with this author. But it‘s a short story, and if I like it, I‘ll give the ARC of “Carve The Mark” that someone gave me a LONG time ago.

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This story wasn‘t my speed. I was going to give a 3-star rating, but I‘m a sucker for NYC history, and this had it. Along with some serious science knowledge. The writing was really good — it very much transported me back to my home in the City. Really there was nothing inherently bad about the story, just not my speed.

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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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I cannot tell you how much I love this audio production. Love. ❤️. Love.

Ok. I guess I can tell you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Scarlet Odyssey | C. T. Rwizi
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This short story in the Black Stars series definitely gives off Star Trek: Discovery vibes. In fact, it gives off ST:TOS vibes as well. Msizi is sent on a maiden voyage to a planet deemed suitable for human existence. The mission takes an unforeseen turn when Msizi finds the planet already inhabited by humans. Best of the series so far. It is a solid 5-star rating for me.

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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Episode 20: Isn‘t it wonderful that #neilhimself has given us definitive proof of Shakespeare‘s authorship. Case closed. Carry on.

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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SRWCF Y E S ! 2w
Bookworm04 Nice 👍 followed on@good reads I try find you on Instagram 2w
Bookworm04 Followed on all 3 :) 2w
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Goodreads for Authors | Michelle Campbell-Scott
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I was one book short this year, but does it really matter? I enjoyed what I read and that‘s all that really matters.

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carlthecattt I just bought a sampler pack for Christmas and they are all so good! 3w
Awk_Word_Smith @carlthecattt My wife had a military pen pal who was stationed in Alaska about 10 years ago. He knew I loved coffee and sent me a bag of Deadman‘s Reach beans. I‘ve been drinking it ever since. Santa always leaves me a stash under the tree. 3w
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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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Today is my recovery day from my COVID booster shot. A little #VforVendetta to remind me of a time when we only feared a dystopian future ruled by malevolent governments rather than the decline of the world by a global pandemic.

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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This was in 1988. Nineteen. Eighty. Eight. “Make Britain Great Again”.

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Awk_Word_Smith Just realized that Reagan used the slogan “Let‘s make America great again” in his 1980 campaign. But still haunting. 1mo
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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Episode 14: I haven‘t posted about ‘The Sandman‘ in a while but I have been listening to it. It really is a fantastic production. This chapter sees Morpheus confront the last of his lost dreams — the ones that left the Land of Dream during Morpheus‘s imprisonment on Earth — the Corinthian.

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I don‘t write comics but certainly I can learn something about storytelling from a consummate storyteller.

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Please someone take away my access to 💰💵. I must be stopped from perusing the dollar boxes at my #localcomicbookshop

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AmyG 🙌🏻❤️ 1mo
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Awk_Word_Smith @AmyG and @Cathythoughts It‘s the only correct movie with which to start the #HolidayFilms season. 😂 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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The graph is quite misleading in that I got super busy and lazy logging my word count. I‘m about 2k words short of being done but super happy with my WIP. I should wrap up the first draft in the next week—Christmas decor willing. I hope everyone had fun this year because let‘s be honest—that really is the point.

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wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
ozma.of.oz Yay! I was so glad to find other NaNoWriMo writers on here! 🎉🎉 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @ozma.of.oz Me too! I was posting on Instagram as well, but I was feeling more ❤️ on Litsy — as always! 2mo
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Awk_Word_Smith @wanderinglynn Maybe next year, I‘ll actually finish a draft! 😂 2mo
wanderinglynn I have hit 50k a few times in all the years I‘ve participated but I‘ve never finished a draft. 😆 2mo
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wanderinglynn I think my first draft is still in the ground. I still have to dig the marble out! 😆😆😆 2mo
ozma.of.oz Great quote! ❤️ 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @ozma.of.oz I keep telling myself this. Daily. 2mo
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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Episode 7: Should I delight so in the emotional, mental, and physical defeat of Mr D? Yes, I should. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Untitled | Anonymous
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After working out some plot direction and outlining, I knocked out about 900 words yesterday and feel better about where I‘m going. The book probably won‘t be a 50k first draft but I really just want a completed first draft by the end of the month.

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ozma.of.oz Good luck! You can do it! 👍🏻 2mo
Suet624 Good luck!! 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @ozma.of.oz Thanks for the emotional support! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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As you can see, I hit a wall recently. But I wrote 476 words today. I‘m ok with that. I‘m looking at my outline and where I am in the story at 31.5k words, and I‘ve realized that this novel isn‘t a 50k-word novel. This is the story I‘m telling so I have to be ok with that. I get so wrapped up in the numbers that I forgot I was telling a story. I can‘t make the story longer just to appease an arbitrary writing number.

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TFW you still haven‘t read all of your #FCBD selections but your local comic shop has a massive $1 sale, but hey wait, aren‘t you supposed to be writing your #NaNoWriMo rn?

#books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram #comics #comicbooks #notwriting #procrastinating

wanderinglynn Even writers need a comic book break! 😉 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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You may ask yourself: how *does* one write -984 words. Hi, my name is Awk_Word_Smith and I am basic. I moved some events around and apparently copied and pasted the one passage multiple times. I literally cannot help myself from editing *while* I write. That is my level of basic.

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BookDadGirlDad I like seeing these updates. There is a part of me that wants to write a novel. Time is my enemy. 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @BookDadGirlDad Happy to help. I have a 4yo so all my writing happens between midnight and 2-3am. This is why God bequeathed us with coffee. Because he ❤️ us. 2mo
BookDadGirlDad @Awk_Word_Smith Coffee...yes. Because I am getting up between 2 and 3 a.m. to go to work... 2mo
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Awk_Word_Smith @BookDadGirlDad The things we do to support our families! Work always gets in the way of a good time. 😆 2mo
wanderinglynn I really have to fight myself not to edit during NaNo. I keep telling myself just to get the words on the page. And open a new page when the editing temptation gets too much. 😉 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @wanderinglynn ooooooo, that‘s a great idea 2mo
ozma.of.oz I was so tempted to just delete an entire scene today! So I moved it into a new document. Still got it, but I can‘t see it now in the main document. 2mo
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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Not my favorite episode. Mr D is using the Ruby Dream Stone for his own entertainment, holding a group of strangers hostage in a diner. This episode can be triggering. ⭐️⭐️

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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Episode 5 starts with a visit the Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Dr Destiny‘s mother comes to visit, setting in motion Mr D‘s escape and retrieval of Morpheus‘s Ruby Dream Stone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I feel so much better having rebounded on Day 11. #LitsyFam like @ozma.of.oz and @wanderinglynn really helped me keep my progress in perspective! Thanks you two!

#NaNoWriMo #nanowrimo2021 #books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You‘ll hit 50k in no time! 2mo
ozma.of.oz Woot! You‘re amazing! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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That was brutal. After some serious writing bursts, I managed to slog through the muck to 743 words. Ouch!

#NaNoWriMo #nanowrimo2021 #books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram

ozma.of.oz That‘s 743 words you didn‘t have yesterday! Good on you for still going when it‘s tough! 🎉 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @ozma.of.oz 🙏🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn You‘re doing amazing! You‘re well ahead of the curve. And @ozma.of.oz is spot on—that‘s more words than you had yesterday! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Episode 4 sees Morpheus descend into Hell to reclaim his helm from a demon who acquired it from a human. He finds Hell is no longer ruled by Lucifer alone, and must contend with the Triumvirate to find the demon. Gaiman at his best twisting so many theologies into one story.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I managed 2k words last night. It felt like more work after consecutive nights of free-flowing word explosions. But I kept going because I knew I‘d be making a post and you all would keep me motivated.

#NaNoWriMo #nanowrimo2021 #books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram

ozma.of.oz That‘s amazing work! Keep going! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @ozma.of.oz I‘m trying but today has been brutal. 😂 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Day 8 saw another word explosion. I don‘t know if this pace is tenable. 😂

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wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @wanderinglynn The word explosions feel amazing! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Wow! With a 5,000+ word push last night, I‘m over 20k words in 7 days. I will say that having outlined the story while prepping for #NaNoWriMo has definitely helped. I‘m also posting my progress on social media as well, so that accountability and community support has also helped me stay active.

#nanowrimo2021 #books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram

ozma.of.oz Woohoo!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Constantine helps Morpheus track down the first of his three Dream Tools — his pouch of Dream Sand. With every passing Chapter/Episode, I enjoy this production more and more.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I haven‘t posted my progress in a couple of days because it‘s been my son‘s birthday. But I have been writing. So far, I‘ve got 16,060 words.

#NaNoWriMo #nanowrimo2021 #books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram

ozma.of.oz Wow! That‘s amazing! 🎉🎉 2mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎉🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith Thank you @ozma.of.oz and @wanderinglynn — this is my first year posting my progress and I find your encouragement is really helpful in staying motivated. 2mo
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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Episode 2: Morpheus escapes and begins the search for his Tools of Dreams. Things are starting to heat up, so of course, the Prince of Dreams must seek out Constantine. So very good.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I didn‘t quite hit 2000 words yesterday but still ahead of the daily average. Let‘s hope I didn‘t peek early like EVERY other year. 😂 (Day 3)

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Untitled | Anonymous
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How are we doing today Wrimoes? I popped out another 2499 last night. But I always seem to start out strong.

#NaNoWriMo #books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram

rachelm I‘m at 5000 so far! 2mo
wanderinglynn I‘m right at 4000 words, so about 1000 behind. But slowly making progress! 2mo
wanderinglynn Awesome job @Awk_Word_Smith 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go @rachelm 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
j9brown I'm ahead right now at 7900, trying to buy myself some days off later, it's a holiday and birthday heavy month 😝 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @rachelm That‘s awesome! Keep pounding! 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @j9brown I hear that!!!!! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Not a bad start last night. Let‘s see if I can keep the pace.

#books #WritingCommunity #author #authors #amwriting #amediting #writers #BookTwitter #BookWorm #bookstagram #nanowrimo

ozma.of.oz Wow! Nicely done! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @ozma.of.oz Now, can I keep pace? That is the question every year. 2mo
ozma.of.oz Oh boy, do I feel that! 😂 Good luck! 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith @ozma.of.oz 🍺 🍸 2mo
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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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Dickens‘s “A Tale of Two Cities” has the best #firstline and #lastline of any novel ever written. Don‘t @ me. 😂

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rubyslippersreads I can‘t read this line without hearing it in the voice of Ronald Colman. 😊 3mo
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Ikenga | Nnedi Okorafor
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A mystical Fahrenheit 451: set in modern-day Tombouctou, Mali, but connected to the distant past through literature and mysticism. A brutal story of the ever-present war between radicalized religious sects and common followers; between the preservation of knowledge and power grabs in desolate places of those who would squelch such knowledge. I love the Black Stars series. There hasn‘t been a story that has not moved me so far. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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kspenmoll Greatest!!!! 3mo
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My heart aches watching this show. I love it. It starts out at The Strand but it reminds me that this will be my first Christmas outside of NYC, which just makes me sad.

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Fortunately I work from home so my fake laugh is just an “lol” in the communal Teams chat.

Original 📸 :: Death Wish Coffee Co.
Collage :: Awk_Word_Smith

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Coffee with Groucho | Simon Louvish
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I don‘t see a lie.

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Sword of Kings: A Novel | Bernard Cornwell
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“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd”

Lord Uhtred is at it again — fighting to create a country that will ultimately swallow his kingdom. And Cornwell again masterfully writes battle scenes so well that the reader is transported to the front line of a medieval shield wall. He also intricately intertwines historical fact and people with the fictitious Uhtred to embroider the steadfast March toward the creation of Engaland.

“Fate remains wholly inexorable”

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I keep finding boxes of books from our move away from our beloved NYC. This is my stack of ARCs dating back to 2015. It‘s honestly not as bad as I thought it would be.

Chrissyreadit Where did you move to? I left Living in nYC 21 years ago and still get homesick. 3mo
Awk_Word_Smith @Chrissyreadit Had to move South so we‘d be closer to my declining mother-in-law. My 3yo misses NYC terribly as we all do. But NYC will be there for us when we finally can return home. 3mo
Chrissyreadit I hope it‘s sooner than later. What neighborhood did you live in? 3mo
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Awk_Word_Smith @Chrissyreadit Manhattan Valley. On CPW. I miss the Park so much. 3mo
Chrissyreadit What a great area! One of my best friends lived a block away from Central Park and I loved her apt. Even if the bathroom was in the hallway. Also some of my absolute favorite times were waiting in line for tix to Shakespeare In The Park. I heard it‘s very different now though. 3mo
Awk_Word_Smith @Chrissyreadit No way I could stand on line for Shakespeare In The Park. You gotta know someone to get those tickets — kinda like Hamilton. 😂 3mo
Chrissyreadit Yea- it used to be arrive by 8 am and picnic all day online make friends with a ton of strangers. My besties and I went together- 6 of us. We would take turns going for walks and in the Art museum, then get home around 1 am. 2 of them became ushers one year. 3mo
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