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Beck9lol

Beck9lol

Joined July 2016

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Check out this sweet summer package my fabulous #litsypenpal sent me! Those clouds are salt n pepper shakers. So cute! The puppies are soaps that smell like rose, which is one of my fav scents. That book is spot on and I got super excited when I opened it. This is why you are in the book biz my friend. Thank you so much @Litlady !!! You‘re the best!! 🤗

Litlady Glad you got your package safe and sound! I fell in love with those cute salt and pepper shaker clouds .. they made me smile. 😊 Happy Summer, Becky, hope you enjoy! 📚😎🌞🥰 3w
Megabooks Nice! I‘ve been wanting to read that book, too! 3w
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I received this as a gift and was pleasantly surprised by the story. I admit I knew very little about Polio and iron lungs, but this book inspired research. This is a fictional book based on real people. A woman contracted Polio while pregnant decides to raise her new daughter with a trusted caretaker‘s help. The hardships they all face in the story make the mother question her decisions. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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One of the best books I‘ve ever read! The author wrote at the end that he lived in some of these places and built relationships with the people. That‘s how he really investigated evictions in Milwaukee. He also wrote about the landlords and what their processes and thoughts were to get a better picture. It opens your eyes to things you don‘t think about or just take for granted too. Five ⭐️ s

Megabooks It is an amazing book!! 2mo
Litlady I broke the page 70 mark and this packs quite a punch! It‘s making me re-think how exploitive inner city housing is. Definitely deserving of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Can‘t wait to finish and discuss! I hate it when work gets in the way! Ack!! 🤗📚 1mo
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Went to Charleston, Illinois and Indianapolis this past weekend and found some good stuff! 😍

Crazeedi Nice!!❣ 3mo
TheSpineView Very good stuff! 3mo
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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Miss Marple plays up the old lady charms and I‘m confident will find the murderer. I think this will help prepare me for a murder mystery escape room I‘m doing soon. After I mentioned that, a friend suggested I dress up in an old lady wig, sit in a chair the whole time, and give everyone else directions. 👀👣👂🏻🕵🏻‍♀️

Itchyfeetreader The escape room sounds like fun 4mo
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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Huge thanks to my AMAZING #litsypenpal! Wow!! This picture keeps cutting things out so that stinks, but you get the idea of the greatness. I‘m so thankful and super excited! I love it all, but when I saw “Just Mercy” I started jumping around. I‘ve had my eye on that one lately. I ❤️ the Kentucky notebook and I am always using and loving Lush! Thanks so much @Litlady 🤗🎉🐶You‘ve made this birthday gal very happy!

Litlady Oh yay! Glad it made your heart happy and wishing you a most happy birthday, my dear! We need to add ‘Just Mercy‘ to our buddy reads. I created a shelf for us on Goodreads! Hurray bookish birthdays!! 🤘🎉❣️💃😎🐶⚽️🎂🍭🍦🌷📚📚📚📚📚 4mo
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Birthday bookish mail from my #litsypenpal is the best way to start my day and weekend! Thanks @Litlady ... I‘ll try my best to wait till Sunday! 😇🥳🎈

Litlady Yay .. glad it made a safe landing to your doorstep! 🌸❣️😊📚🎉 4mo
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I am only on page 5 and feel the tears surfacing. I don‘t know if I can emotionally handle this book.

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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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I‘ve noticed this pattern that I read used books before any of my new hardbacks. I like to give them away when I‘m done so I can make room for more books. So I‘m pretty much collecting my botm books and never reading them like some weirdo. This end today! When botm emails me asking how was this book, I‘m gonna be able to tell them. 😄

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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This is just one of those books where you get to the end and think what am I suppose to do now? I‘ve been though so much and now it‘s all over! I didn‘t ever want this story to end. All the online art I saw for this is pretty great too. It‘s cute, but also has a dark side to it. I definitely recommend and give four stars!

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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The author was a medical student, aspiring to be one of the best, when he was diagnosed with cancer. Such an insightful look on life and death from a doctor‘s and patient‘s perspective. This is his brave and inspirational story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Great book 6mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Book mail came today! Woohoo! I hope this is as good as it sounds. #botm

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This book is AMAZING! Trevor is such a great storyteller. He reads for the audiobook and his voices for people are so comical...especially his mother‘s. I guess it‘s mostly the things she says. It has a 99% on Litsy! So there you have it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

britt_brooke It‘s so good!! I‘m going to reread this on audio sometime. I read - and loved - it in print back when I was still an audiobook skeptic. 😬 Now, I listen to them all the time! 7mo
Sharpeipup Good to know it has such a high rating! I can use it for #llb19 #littenlovebingo 7mo
Beck9lol @britt_brooke yes definitely do the audio too. I‘m a sucker for authors reading their own books. I think that‘s what got me into audiobooks in the first place. I was a skeptic too. 😄 7mo
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Beck9lol @Sharpeipup considering this is a popular book, yeah that rating is super high. I believe it deserves a bingo spot 🙃 7mo
britt_brooke @Beck9lol That‘s how I eased myself in as well. 💚🎧 7mo
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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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An island council ban the usage of certain letters that keep falling off a famous memorial statue. The people of the island grow more and more frustrated and many face the consequences for slipping up. It comes down to the wire with one girl left to save the island. If you‘re in the mood for fun and silly, this may be right up your alley. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Here are the Christmas goodies from my amazing #litsypenpal. What a wonderful selection of books! My mouth was open in awe unwrapping them all. That writers book is right up my alley and I can‘t wait to get into it. That signed copy of “The Library Book” too! She even included some treats and toy for my Foxy (he‘s delighted). You are too much @Litlady and I‘m so thankful! Thanks a million and then some! I love it all!🌲🦊🎅🤗

Litlady Bookish gifts are the best gifts, IMO! 🎅🏻 Glad you like them, Becky! I had loads of fun shopping for you and Sir Foxy. Hope his gifts give a little wag of the tail. I have ‘The Library Book‘ so maybe a buddy read is in order next year! Merry Christmas, Becky, and a Happy New Year!!! 🎄🛷🤗 #LitsyPenPals rock! ❣️ 8mo
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Someone thinks they deserve three books this month! I‘m a sucker for these thrillers, but this romance sounded fun and will be a nice change for me. “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” has been on my tbr forever so it was time. Merry Christmas to me! 🎅🌲😻

Literary_Siren I feel like your cat figurine is the look you‘d have on your face when saying “Merry Christmas to me!”. 😂 9mo
silentrequiem Your bookend looks very smug. 9mo
Beck9lol @silentrequiem @Literary_Siren I didn‘t even noticed the cat‘s face. 😂 It is perfect! 8mo
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Interesting book. There are a ton of characters to keep straight. It really didn‘t start to get too juicy until later due to all the stories involved. By 60% I was excited that this book was going to come through for me. With all the twists and turns...in the end it fell a bit flat. If done right, I can actually see this being a good movie though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I can‘t remember the last time I read a book so quickly. I loved it! I know I‘m late to the party, but the hype is real my friends! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Check out what the great @Litlady sent me! I‘m excited to read all these books of course! I couldn‘t wait to put batteries in the great pumpkin snoopy ornament and the sweet mood salt lamp that changes colors. Also included were 🦊 bookmarks, I‘m a little chili socks 😂 and a beautiful card. So perfect! A thousand thanks for such fabulous, thoughtful gifts!! Such a wonderful #litsypenpal !!!!!👻🎃🦊🙃

Litlady Happy Halloween, Becky! Glad it all arrived safe & sound! Enjoy! 😊🎃👻📚🍂📚💀 10mo
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Library book sale today! These are my lucky finds. My husband had me up early, waiting in line for the library doors to open this morning.

Burghbookaddict I wish my husband got excited about book sales! 10mo
Louise Nice haul! The Garth Stein book will really tug at your heartstrings. 💕🐾 10mo
Beck9lol @BurghBookAddict I guess I‘m lucky even if he is a morning person. 😂 10mo
Beck9lol @Louise thank u! I know I‘m gonna need to be emotionally stable when I read that one. 😭 10mo
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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I just noticed my #botm picks lately have something in common. 🙃

SilversReviews LOL on the similarity. I LOVED THE LIES WE TOLD. ENJOY your books. 11mo
Beck9lol @SilversReviews glad you liked it!Thank you! 🙂 11mo
SilversReviews @Beck9lol I hope you like it too. 11mo
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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This book drove me crazy! I wanted to strangle, shake, hit over the head...and repeat...nearly all of the characters. I found myself dreading to pick it up because I couldn‘t stand them disappointing me even more. When I did pick it up, I had a hard time putting it down. What a story! I loved the format and the last 50 pages were so satisfying. I thought YES FINALLY! I‘m not giving anything away. Great stuff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👍🏼

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What a fantastic collection of creepy ghost stories! I‘m not one to scare or get the jeebies easily, but this book did the job. The author really puts you into the story with her descriptive writing. I highly recommend and am very grateful my brilliant #litsypenpal @Litlady sent me this last October! She can really pick them! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️yep those are five stars!

Litlady Squee!! I'll have to up the bar this year .. Lol‼️ I've been a fan of hers for ages! 🕸☠❣🎃 11mo
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An American Childhood | Annie Dillard
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I listened to this book for a challenge I‘m doing. The criteria was a book that takes place in your hometown (or close enough for me). The beginning was slow and at points I wondered if people who were not familiar with Pittsburgh would still enjoy this. The author had a good number of funny and/or insightful comments sprinkled throughout, which I think makes it worth the read. I‘ll give it 3 1/2 ⭐️s

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Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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I‘m hooked! I‘ll take a break, but already have the next book in the series ready. I‘m not a huge fan of vampires and/or romance books, but I really enjoyed this one. I can see why this became a popular tv show. Once I‘m caught up with “Sharp Objects” I‘ll have to check it out on demand. I think Sookie is now one of my favorite characters.

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A View of the Harbour | Elizabeth Taylor
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Surprise book mail from my fabulous #litsypenpal @Litlady !!!! Both books sound (and look) great and check out that sweet doggy pen! 😍🐶👀 Such a nice letter and fun gifts to brighten up this stressful week! Thank you so much Ginny!!!

Litlady Oh yay!! It arrived safe and sound! Give Mr. Foxy a kiss on the head from me! 🐶❣🐶 Enjoy my dear‼️📚🤗 12mo
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Foxy is back! He‘s doing well considering he has a long recovery ahead. But just look at that face! I‘m enjoying all three of these books today while he naps. I may even have to check out Trueblood since I‘m enjoying Dead Until Dark that much.
Thanks to everyone for the kind words, positive thoughts, and prayers for my Foxy! We appreciate you all!

JoScho Oh I am so glad to hear that 💖🙌🏼 12mo
Litlady Such a relief to hear he's doing well, Becky! I'm just catching up here on Litsy. Sending lots of healing hound hugs to sweet Foxy. Keeping you both in my thoughts. That face!! 🐾❣🐶🐾🐶❤️ 12mo
Beck9lol Thank you @JoScho 🙂 12mo
Beck9lol @Litlady thank you! I told mr fox you are thinking of him. He has his monster toy with him too, which he uses more as a pillow. 😂 12mo
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My baby Foxy is staying at the vet tonight with Pneumonia! With his age and heart problems, he is in critical condition. I‘m staying positive and very busy today. I may start an uplifting book as well. I was thinking “Pride and Prejudice and Kitties.” It doesn‘t get sillier than that! 🐶🙏💕

AmyG Oh no. I hope he‘s ok. 12mo
DGRachel {{hugs}} 12mo
Tamra 🤞🏾💜 12mo
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BookaholicNatty Ohhhh no!!!! I hope he is okay. I know they will take good care of him. He is soooo soooo soooo adorable!!! 12mo
BookaholicNatty What kind of dog is he? 12mo
BookwormAHN Hugs 🧡 12mo
TCLinrow 🤞🧡 hope he's alright 12mo
JessClark78 🖤🖤 12mo
TheSpineView Poor baby! Hope he is better soon. 12mo
Beck9lol @BookaholicNatty thank you!! He is a Pomeranian. 12mo
JoScho Oh that is so stressful! Sending well wishes that he feels better soon. 12mo
xicanti What a horrible thing. All the good thoughts. 12mo
dariazeoli Sending good thoughts! 12mo
Beck9lol @JoScho @xicanti @dariazeoli very much appreciated...thank you guys! 12mo
SoniaC Sending positive thoughts for your fur baby. 12mo
Beck9lol @SoniaC thank you! Just got word he did well overnight. 🙂 12mo
SoniaC @Beck9lol that‘s wonderful! 12mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I'm enjoying this way more than I thought! Last night I had dreams about the characters. I was just observing and not one of the rich of course. I'm not even rich in my own dreams. 😂 💵

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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Book mail today!!! I think Swimming Lessons will be up next for me since it‘s still summer. 📚 ☀️

MinDea I loved Swimming Lessons! 13mo
Beck9lol @MinDea so happy to hear you enjoyed this one! I've heard good things. 13mo
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1. I can‘t have just one. Matthew Goode and Milo Ventimiglia are recent favs of mine. Both look very strong 😂
2. Absolutely
3. Read, clean, Pinterest, Litsy
4. Hmm...sharks, drowning, fires, unintentionally insulting someone (I could go on)
5. Yes most the time. I have ones recently where I end up in really filthy bathrooms and I have to decide if it‘s worth it. 😬

#humpdaypost
Thanks @MinDea

Bookgirl Haha oh dear. I‘ve had that dream. Or I just keep searching for a bathroom but can‘t find one! 13mo
Jess7 Milo! (Aka Jess !! 📚🤗) 13mo
Sharpeipup Good choices on actors! 13mo
LeeRHarry I applaud your choice of actor - Matthew Goode 😊 13mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I knew this was going to be a special read so I was saving it for a rainy day. I have never cried so much, but felt such warmth from a book before. There were too many quotes to quote. I rarely feel I will reread books, but Fredrik Backman‘s books are all ones I will go back to. I wonder when the Tom Hanks American movie version is coming. Tom Hanks as Ove. 🤔 hmmm

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The Authentics | Abdi Nazemian
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Love this paragraph!

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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel | Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
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Thanks to @TsundokuAleax I got to read this fantastic graphic novel. I loved the story and artwork. Bod and Silas had me in tears at the end. Now I want to read the book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel | Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
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The dog I'm watching just wants to bask in the sun so...I'm reading to her. We both win! 😜

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Litten friends! I bought this used hardcover copy at a library sale to give to someone. Turns out they already own it. It‘s like brand new, but I already own a copy too. No regrets though... I‘ll just give it to one of you lovely people out there. If you‘re interested, comment below by midnight Sunday (tomorrow) and I‘ll pick randomly. U.S. only (sorry) #weekendgiveaway

dariazeoli This ones been on my TBR awhile! 1y
Beck9lol @dariazeoli you are the big winner!!! Hooray!!! Please send me your shipping info to my email beck9lol@gmail.com and I'll send you this wonderful book. 😁 1y
dariazeoli @Beck9lol Thanks! Just sent you an email 👍 1y
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This was overall a fun and light read. Some of the dialogue felt unnatural and the writing a bit forced at times. Great ideas, but felt like more of a draft than final work. I don‘t have much experience reading this type (or style maybe) of novel so I was inspired to check out the Sherlock Holmes book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks again @Sharpeipup 😀

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Well I finally read this one. Not too shabby. The format took some getting use to, but by halfway I was surprisingly on track and remembered the characters. I thought the movie was coming out this month, but looks like October. I‘m definitely looking forward to it now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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1. My Columbus Crew 😻😘😍🤩⚽️
2. Not really but baking competitions catch my interest every blue moon
3. The Boy on the Bridge
4. I‘ll say totes but both are fun and useful
5. Last night I bought “Lady Cop Makes Trouble” 🤜 Amy Stewart

Thanks @MinDea fun #humpdaypost

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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My guy found this beauty for me at a used bookstore this weekend. 😍

rubyslippersreads Adorable photo! 😻 1y
Beck9lol @rubyslippersreads thank you 😊 1y
Linsy He‘s a keeper! 😍 1y
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Birthday weekend was jam packed with fun. I traveled to Columbus to see my Crew play. Then book shopping of course. So this is my first chance to enjoy these amazing and thoughtful gifts my #litsypenpal @Litlady sent me. Can you even believe how wonderful she is? I'm blown away Ginny!!! These book selections are so perfect...everything is perfect. Thank you so very much! You're the best!!! Dog kisses from Foxy 🎂🦊❤️🎉🐶

JoScho The cover of that dog book! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Litlady Hurray for birthdays‼️ Happy reading my dear #LitsyPenpal @Beck9lol!! ❣😊🎉🎂🍷🐾🐶 Massive hound hugs to Sir Foxy .. cutest little furry dude ever! ❤️🐶🐾 1y
Beck9lol @JoScho me too! It makes me smile every time I see it. 1y
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Birthday mail arrived today from my super terrific #litsypenpal @Litlady ohhh yeahhh! I can‘t wait till Saturday and neither can Smartee! That‘s his confused and excited face. 😻🎂 #catsoflitsy

Litlady Oh, yay!! ❣Hi Smartee! 😻 Glad it arrived safe .. hoping it adds some joy to a special day for a wonderful #LitsyPenpal‼️ Give Sir Foxy 🐶 and all the cute critters a scratch from Aunt Ginny! 😘☺️🐾🐾❤️🎉🎂📚 (edited) 1y
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I enjoyed Flavia in this one, but this came together a little too neatly for me at the end. It‘s worth just hearing her thoughts and witty comments though. The narrator for this audio book was fantastic and also helped me keep the characters straights. I seem to have trouble with that. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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What is happening? I might need some coffee to read this one today. I feel like going blindly into this book has set me up for one wild (and possibly confusing) ride. 😜

Reviewsbylola This definitely looks a bit odd! 1y
Lacythebookworm That cover! My copy has a more subdued cover. 1y
Beck9lol @Lacythebookworm I know! I ordered this used ex library copy and this surprise cover showed up. yes @Reviewsbylola I thought the cover was going to be the only odd part. Who knows...I‘ll probably end up loving it. 😂 1y
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One of my favorite parts of pet sitting is picking out the books I‘m taking with me. I wanted to get some exchanges and swaps in the mix this weekend. I added this very old retired library book “Two Serious Ladies” because I‘ve been curious about it for a long time. I may not start all of them because I do have to play with puppies and kitties too. 😻#bestjobever

Beck9lol @Sharpeipup I will start it this weekend so I'll definitely let you know. 😁 1y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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I‘m really enjoying these two so far. Two main characters trying to figure out life and find their own ways. I can always relate. Of course they are cracking me up with their mishaps and insights. Very much worth the lack of sleep.

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The Blanket | John Burningham
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This blanket is heaven and matches my living room! I want nothing more than to cuddle up with both of these right now and drink tea. It‘s snowy and cold in PA so perfect right? Thank you so much @Emilypaa !!!! You are an awesome swap buddy and I also enjoyed our email chats and video kitties. 😺

Thank you @Tiffy_Reads and @JoeStalksBeck
#bookandablanketswap

Sharpeipup What a beautiful cover! 1y
Itchyfeetreader Love the colours in your blanket 1y
Emilypaa Glad you like it! I was afraid the blanket was too daring, but I thought it was kind of different. I am going to open mine a little later today! I am so excited! Hope you like the book, too. 1y
Beck9lol @Sharpeipup I love that cover too 😍so pretty 1y
Beck9lol @Itchyfeetreader me too. Blues are my fav so this blanket is so perfect 1y
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Life! Death! Prizes! | Stephen May
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What an exciting #50k celebration! Congrats and thanks @Kaye

1. Reagan
2. Earth Day 🌏
3. Tuesday
4. 2014: Left a job I hated for years and got married
5. Eight Days A Week
6. A Million Junes
7. 19
8. 5
9. 1
10. 40

Really made me think on that last one. 😋

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After the first story this book wowed me! I got it at a discount store brand new and what a find! The author wrote a great collection of beautiful, heartwarming stories that seemed to speak to me even though I‘d never been in those situations. I felt like I got something out of each one. 😍

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Forever Friday: A Novel | Timothy Lewis
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1. Skating
2. Fredrik Backman 😍
3. April
4. Wonder
5. Happy birthday February littens, especially my wonderful #litsypenpal @Litlady 👒🎂🍷

@jesshowbooks Happy Friday!
#friyayintro

Litlady Woot!! Let the bookish, birthday shananigans begin‼️ My #penpal rocks! @Beck9lol 🤘😻🐶🐾✍💌🎈 2y
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