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BekahPat

BekahPat

Joined September 2016

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February | June Makle
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February #bookspin & #doublespin. May this month be as successful as my last 😬

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Finished my first #bookspin for January 22. I am so glad for the nudge to pick up this beauty. It made me think, as a Mom how far would you go to protect your child and are family secrets sometimes justifiable. 5/5

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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After hearing about this from @JackOBotts I am excited to join in the fun and #bookspin / #doublespin in 2022! May the numbers be ever in my favor!

JackOBotts Yay! This “challenge” has been such a treat. Happy New Year, @BekahPat 🥂 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Glad to have you along!!! 7mo
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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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I closed out 2021 with a 5 star read. Definitely in my top 3 for 2021. “What is more painful, the misplaced past or the runaway future? I do not know.” Happy New Year! 🥳

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The Book of Polly: A Novel | Kathy Hepinstall
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“Sun is out and means business.” Polly captures Texas perfectly. 🌟🌟🌟 fun summer read

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What Comes After: A Novel | JoAnne Tompkins
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“Strange what‘s left behind when all that matters is scraped away.” This book checked several of my boxes. A PNW setting, a beloved family rescue dog, questioning a faith that you have always clung tight too. The author wrote the characters in a way that made me care deeply for each of them, even the one that I had decided early on that I would not like. The story gave me perspective and empathy.

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Henrietta Lacks. Her involuntary contribution to the science community changed the future of medicine. Long after her death she paved the way for the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, gene mapping , and in vitro fertilization. She is so much more than her cells. A mother, beloved. She left a legacy that knew nothing of her contributions to the medical field and benefited none from it. The author balanced science with human interest perfectly.

Megabooks We (by which I mean white people, of which I am one) have built so much on stealing from BIPOC people, whether it is labor, land, or cells. I‘m so glad that at least her story was told. (edited) 2y
JackOBotts Skloot does a great job of making the science understandable for the non-science minded (🙋🏻‍♀️). The lack of medical ethics and poor treatment of Lacks is unforgivable. Reading this and knowing “HeLa‘s” name, her story, her family‘s story has stuck with me. 2y
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Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary) | Jacqueline Winspear
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Christmas Blessings from my Litsy penpal! Warning: that fellow reader that you chat with through Litsy just might become one of your dearest friends. I am looking forward to diving into Maisie Dobbs. Not pictured are the fantastic gummy candies. Those go fast around here:) Merry Christmas @JackOBotts

JackOBotts Merry Christmas, @BekahPat! And thank you for your sweet gifts. My kids have enjoyed reading about Mr. Willoughby, and I really hope to play Qwirkle with my son this week (it reminds me of Rummikub - a family favorite!). I hope yesterday was a lovely day. Thankful for you as always! 🥰🎄 (edited) 3y
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“Love is the highest and best use of a life.” This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I will be revisiting this story again and again, because like the author I too have been the student under my animals teaching learning to be a good creature. 5⭐️

Jas16 I want to buy that book for the cover alone. 3y
BekahPat @Jas16 it is fantastic. There are also several illustrations throughout the book that are beautiful. They are black and white sketches in the book. Beautiful art work 3y
Jas16 @BekahPat definitely moving it higher on my TBR 3y
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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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Everlee Anne & Sabrina the rescue are very curious about Bruce Springsteen‘s memoir. They just want to know if Bruce has a dog.

hermyknee 😍😍😍 3y
dariazeoli This looks like a perfect Sunday! 3y
Leftcoastzen They are so cute! 3y
Texreader What posers!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Very rarely do I finish a book in one sitting but this book never left my hands from the moment I started page 1 until the beautiful end. Highly recommend!

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“When the next generation does not fear offending the previous one, he thinks, this bodes well for the species. Not only that: it‘s the ultimate tribute. The children‘s way of telling their elders, behold your success. You raised us to be free.”⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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“Can I read your book? I find the cover so intriguing.” Please take care of it, it‘s from my Litsy sista @JackOBotts

JackOBotts 🤗🙌🏼I hope you both enjoy!! 3y
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Today I mourn for someone that had a profound impact on my life. A couple of years ago I picked up “Searching for Sunday: loving, leaving, and finding the church” it was exactly what I needed at that time. Rachel Held Evans your impact has been great and will continue on, but for now I sit heart broken for your family. Thank you for your words, your influence, and your assurance that I am not alone in all my questions and doubts

LauraBeth She was a beautiful soul ❤️ 3y
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This morning I picked up a book that has been hanging out on my unread shelf for too long. The story caught my attention from page 1 and I love the cover (minus the annoying Bookclub label, but I guess that label does help sales) #weekendreads

Clwojick I loved this one ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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When visiting one of my favorite indie bookstores #murderbythebook the bookseller pressed this into my hands and assured me I would love it. Spot on. It hit all the gothic mystery elements that I love. An old school, a book intertwined with a book, a diary. I hope to read more of Elly Griffiths very soon.

JackOBotts Sounds like a great read! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Her Ruth Galloway series is good! 3y
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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A page turner indeed. 🤯

KristenDuck Did not see that twist coming! 3y
BekahPat @KristenDuck I did not see that coming at all. Once I started reading this book I wanted to quit life until I was done. Definitely a page turner. 3y
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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I want to put this book on every woman‘s radar. It is a collection of essays in memoir style telling very honest and heartfelt stories from the authors life. The writing is hilarious and moving. Some of the essays were like a window into my inner thoughts and all of them made me want to march myself up to Mary Laura and tell her that she has to be my BFF. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BekahPat “...life will surprise you. You‘ll hit dead ends & detours. There will be times when you can‘t fathom what comes next. When that happens, remember yourself as you are right now. Remember yourself as you were when you were even younger. Who were you when you weren‘t wondering who you were.” 3y
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Henry's Sisters | Cathy Lamb
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Maybe I needed to cry, maybe I just released every stored sad emotion I had in my on the last pages of this book. Henry just might be one of my favorite people ever. I am sad he is fictional.

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Winterhouse | Ben Guterson
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When you have been reading some heavy reads, you shake up the reading life with a young reader selection.

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January reading at it finest. This months selections did not disappoint. #januaryreads #january19

Tamra I‘m anxious to read Henry‘s Trees & Unsheltered. (edited) 4y
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I expected to enjoy this title. It came highly recommended, it had a fantastic cover, and it was about trees. I had no idea I was about to read my favorite book of all time. This book came into my life in a magical way. It sparked an evening catching up with a dear friend. And the magic did not end there. A pure delight from beginning to end. #mmdbookclub

CouronneDhiver Yay! That‘s the best 🥰 4y
Tamra Anxious to read! 4y
Branwen Yes! This was one of my favorite books I read last year! 4y
Texreader How can I not stack this one after that review??? 4y
BekahPat @Texreader I hope you and your Mom read it soon. Maybe we will get a post-it #momreviews on it. I love seeing those in the Litsy feed. (edited) 4y
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She learned it from her momma! #bostonsoflitsy #bostonterrier #everleeanne

CouronneDhiver Awww - looks like my nephew-doggie. Very cute! 🖤 4y
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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May 8, 1945: V-E Day. Germany surrenders and Allied victory is proclaimed in Europe. “The flags of freedom fly all over Europe!” This is is story of resilience, courage, and love. Mostly about love. #weweretheluckyones #georgiahunter #2019reads @Georgia_Hunter

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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We do not want to face reality today. On another note, this book makes me feel so very deeply. It is beautiful and heartbreaking. It makes me want to hug my family tight.

Hollie I cried in the end 😢 such a good book! 4y
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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This is my first ever Barbara Kingsolver novel but will not be my last. Her writing is absolutely beautiful. Kingsolver does not shy away from big issues in this novel, Life/ death, the environment/ climate change, science / religion, healthcare, the current political climate. I can see this novel not being for everyone, but it was for me. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

cathysaid I just started this one! Glad to see the positive review. Another good one by her is 4y
RealBooks4ever @cathysaid I love that book! 💜 4y
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My pen pal @JackOBotts is absolutely top notch! I love everything in my Christmas happy! I am looking forward to reading both of these books. And honestly there is no statement truer than “one can never have too many notebooks.” Many many Christmas blessings!

JackOBotts xoxo 😘 4y
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To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, beginning Christmas Day and leading up to January 6, Epiphany, I will be reading a story from this beautiful book each evening. Savoring the season.

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Care Bears' Big Wish | Sonia Sander
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Y‘all! Check out this rocking wrapping paper! My Litsy buddy has definitely brought back the nostalgia of my childhood this Christmas! “Care bear stare!” @JackOBotts thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and friendship. I am forever grateful to the universe connecting us when pen pals were paired. I will be opening these treasures soon ... I CANNOT WAIT! Merry Christmas

britt_brooke Love it!! 4y
JackOBotts 🤗 & 😘 to you, @BekahPat! The feeling is mutual! Merry merry! 🎄💚 4y
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The Christmas Sisters | Sarah Morgan
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Such a cheesy cover, such a cheesy title, but actually a very enjoyable story. I chose this read to satisfy my hallmark movie yearning for the season. I am glad I picked it up. I am interested in the characters and it is set in Scotland so that is definitely a win.

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So give me the scoop Litsy....do you love your instant pot?

Beckys_Books I love mine, using it today for Potato & Corn Chowder! 4y
BekahPat @Beckys_Books that sounds fantastic. I am trying mine out for the first time today. 4y
Tamra Love it!! I recently got an Indian IP cookbook. 😋 4y
JPeterson I just got one! I‘m hoping to break it in tomorrow! 🤞🏻 4y
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Waiting for Eden: A novel | Elliot Ackerman
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Waiting for Eden: A novel | Elliot Ackerman
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Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman shook me to the core. I will be thinking of this story and the questions that it poses as you read for a very long time. Eden is a war hero and a lone survivor, but not really a survivor. He exists. Mary is his wife. Andy is the daughter that never met her father. Their story is told by Eden‘s friend who did not survive. It is beautifully written, and uniquely told.

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Bears' Vacation | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Friends I am trying to plan a vacation for May 2019 and would love to know some of your favorite vacation destinations. #vacation #holiday #getaway #litsyfriendsarebest

Texreader If you are a Harry Potter fan then Universal Studios in Florida. I loved the bookstores (the Strand) and million other things to do in NYC. But my fave is the Jamestown, Virginia area for all the amazing history. 4y
Texreader There‘s great Texas history closer to home in my hometown of San Antonio. Very family friendly. (edited) 4y
InBooksILive I've only been to Virginia, visiting family, but it is a beautiful place. The ocean is beautiful, the whole place is beautiful. Hampton and Virginia Beach are the places I went and I was in love with both. 4y
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Graciouswarriorprincess Outer banks in North Carolina. 4y
CouronneDhiver Former travel agent here (I owned my own)... ask away! 🤪 4y
JackOBotts NEW JERSEY!! 😉😉😉 Some of my “dream destinations” include the Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, New Orleans, LA...not unique, per se...we did a Salem, MA getaway (in addition to witches, etc. you have Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s home, House of 7 Gables). 4y
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Everyone Knows You Go Home | Natalia Sylvester
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Sunday morning vibes. Good book ✔️ doggie snuggles ✔️ coffee ✔️ all things that contribute to a good morning. Hoping all of you are enjoying some quality weekend reading time.

CouronneDhiver That face 😍 4y
TheLibrarian What a cutie!! 4y
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Good Morning, Midnight | Lily Brooks-Dalton
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My husband read this book first, the moment he finished he insisted that it be my next read. We discussed over dinner, as there is much to talk about from this little novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#fivestarread #brazosbookstore #indiebookstore

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“Trepassen was too Gothic and gloomy to ever feel like a truly welcoming place.” The Death of Mrs Westaway was the perfect start to October reading. It is very atmospheric, full of creepy tension,and perfectly paced. A solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JackOBotts 👏🏼So happy to see you enjoyed it, as well. 💜 4y
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Leggings, blankets, puppy, first autumn read. Saturday perfection. Thank you @JackOBotts for gifting me this perfect read to kick off October. Oh and to be transparent, I am pretending it is cooler weather. When in Texas you fake fall.

RealBooks4ever I really enjoyed this book! 💜 It got very suspenseful! 😱 4y
JackOBotts Enjoy!! I really enjoyed this one! Happy autumn! 4y
TheLibrarian What a cute pup!!! 4y
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“...I asked for a Dandelion & Burdock. Weirdly, considering it was a smart bar in the city center, they didn‘t have any, so I had to make do with a Dr. Pepper.”

RealBooks4ever Dr Pepper rocks! 🥤 4y
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Happy Birthday to You | Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill
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Oh Litsy, the things you have done for me. You have made my reading list long, opened my eyes to books I didn‘t know existed, made me feel like I had a bookish community, and connected me with the best birthday twin I could ask for. Thank you @JackOBotts for your acts of kindness and your friendship. Cheers to us on 8/29!

Cinfhen Happy birthday🎉🎉🎉 4y
Cinfhen And to you as well @JackOBotts 🎊🎁🎈 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday @BekahPat and @JackOBotts ! 🎂🎂🎉🎉 4y
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Kalalalatja Happy birthday you two @BekahPat and @JackOBotts 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Simona Happy birthday 🥂🎂🎁 4y
JackOBotts Happy birthday, my dear friend! I hope your day is lovely. (And thank you, @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm!) 4y
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“I don‘t know who we sisters will be without one another to differentiate us. Take one of us away and we‘d all lose our balance, like removing a leg from a kitchen table.”
The Wildling Sisters

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I flew through this thriller on this lazy Sunday. Now I owe the pup some play time since she was so patient. 3 1/2🌟 for Under the Harrow.

Booksnchill Lovely puppy💖🐾👍 4y
suvata ♥️ Boston Terriers 🐾 4y
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Fiona Davis is one of the most delightful and talented souls I have ever encountered. Through her writing I have experienced the Barbazon Hotel for Women, the Dakota, and now grand central station. Her books are so well researched and full of interesting facts, they will hook you with the mystery and the plot twists. 5 stars.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so jealous right now!!! 💗💗💗💗 4y
JackOBotts You‘ve got 📝 heading your way!! 4y
BekahPat @JackOBotts I got your letter. I loved the card, especially the Bruce Springsteen reference. I need to let you know that your birthday package will be late. My mom has been in the hospital and I want to put real thought into it, so you will be getting a belated birthday happy from me 💗🤗 4y
JackOBotts @BekahPat sending my best wishes to your mom (and you). I hope she‘s home soon. 🤗 4y
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The End We Start From | Megan Hunter
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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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“there were these individual moments that I could still appreciate. Like drinking that first cup of coffee in the morning. Working on something fine in my workshop. Watching a baseball game on TV.” She thought that over. “But…” she said. He waited. “But…is that enough?” she asked him. “Well, yes, it turns out that it is,” he said.
This is my first Anne Tyler, and I found it to be delightful. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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My eyes glistened with tears at just the first few pages. I am not sure if it was the note from the author or the opening scene that brought me to tears. Maybe it is because Willa‘s father shares the name of my own father.

Bostonmomx2 😡 I get so annoyed when @litsy doesn‘t have a book synopsis attached to the title. What‘s this about? 4y
Samplergal Too new? Love ❤️Anne Tyler. 4y
BekahPat @Bostonmomx2 it is a character driven novel focusing on the life of Willa Drake. The reader sees her life through scenes set when she is 11, 21, 41, and the last half of the book takes place when she is 61. So we get to know her quite well through childhood parent issues, to engagement, to being a widow, and ultimately as she desires to be a grandmother. This is my first Anne Tyler. 4y
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Happy 4th Of July to my Litsy friends that are celebrating today. It has been raining buckets at our home so we are celebrating by playing games.

trazo We love Settlers of Catan in our house! 🎲 🐑 🌾 🌲😊 4y
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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@JackOBotts this old man is ashamed of how long it has taken me to write you. But expect this deliver to you this week and Happy 4th of July!!!

TheLibrarian What a cutie! 4y
JackOBotts Awww...look at that face! 🤗 4y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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My Friday. A book & a boston. 😁

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BookishTrish 💜💛🧡 4y
mrozzz 😃💜😃💜😃💜 4y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Best stamp ever! @JackOBotts

JackOBotts Dobby wishes you a relaxing #MDW! 🇺🇸 😎☀️ 4y
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