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Joined April 2016

"Whoever said money can't buy you happiness has obviously never been inside a bookstore!"
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Enabler alert!! eBook $1.99 on Amazon

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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The heat wave has broke and the painters we hired to paint our home are off for the weekend. So I‘m having breakfast on my deck with the yummiest of oatmeal and another fun book by Guillory! #breakfastread #endofcabinfever #blackauthor

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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She might be my new favorite beach read! This is her second book and it‘s not disappointing! I brought 3 books on this family vacation but as usual I probably won‘t finish any! But reading on the beach with the sand on my toes is making me happy anyway. #beachread #summerread

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Can you hear all the birds singing? The breeze is blowing softly making the trees sound like water, it‘s about 73 degrees and I‘m sitting on my deck with nothing to do but read! So happy we are finally getting good weather so we can enjoy our deck for the season. Enjoying this book so far! #ReadingWithNature

MrBook Wonderful! 😎👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
RealLifeReading Looks lovely 2mo
Bibliogeekery Gorgeous! 2mo
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BellaBookNook @MrBook After our cold winter, I won‘t take the warmer months of summer for granted again. Just love being outside and reading! 2mo
BellaBookNook @RealLifeReading Thank you. It‘s my favorite place in the summer. 2mo
BellaBookNook @Bibliogeekery Thank you! Just discovered a robins nest with baby birds in one of the shrubs near our deck. Fun listening to them chirp! 2mo
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Great deal on a really good book! On Amazon. #bookenabler

Annl Thanks for the info! 4mo
BellaBookNook @Annl It‘s great to get it now because her next book comes out this month. 4mo
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Satellite | Nick Lake
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These are the books my son got for Independent Bookstore Day! It always fun to see what he picks. I might have to borrow Satellite!!☺️ #independentbookstoreday #bookhaul

MidnightBookGirl Warcross is one of my favorite YA books to sell! 4mo
BellaBookNook @MidnightBookGirl I have heard and own another book by this author but have not read it yet. So I was pleased to see he bought one. Might have to borrow it when he finishes it!😊 4mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! My husband and I took my youngest with us to a couple of Independent bookstores for a day of shopping. Look at the beauties I bought for myself. The one from Attah is signed!!! I scored big time on Transcription and only paid $7 for it. Which is less than half the price on Amazon. I love the bookmark too. It‘s what I want to say often when I‘m in the thick of my books. #independentbookstoresday #bookhaul

Tamra I am going to stack One Hundred Wells! 4mo
readordierachel Great haul! 4mo
BellaBookNook @Tamra Hi Tamra! I never heard of this book but the cover caught my eye and I love discovering new authors. Hope it‘s a good one! 4mo
BellaBookNook @readordierachel I did my happy dance when I got to my car. It‘s always a great feeling buying books and even better that I bought them at an independent bookstore. 4mo
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Finished in one sitting because it was that good. Beautiful illustrations and thoughtful story that helps readers to open their eyes to the plight of immigrants. A good reminder that it is not a thing of the past but of the present. Highly recommend it!

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I‘ve been on hold for this book for quite some time and as soon as it was available I knew I had to set my other things aside and read it because I know it will be a while before I can get it again. It was really good - part mystery, part homage to libraries. It‘s sprinkled with so many interesting facts. I really enjoyed the structure and the audio. There were so many little facts there that I would just love to have written down.

BellaBookNook And talk about race I literally just finished a book now and it‘s due back in one hour! I never heard anything about this fire and the way she presented the story was quite fascinating. But all I could think of was my own experience of going to Library as a kid with my mom and just loving it and now doing the same with my kids. Just call me a library nerd!🤓 7mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig It was so awesome! 7mo
BellaBookNook @Crinoline_Laphroaig It had so much interesting facts sprinkled around the mystery of the fire. I like how it was set up. 7mo
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Superb Vol. 1: Life After the Fallout | David F. Walker, Sheena C. Howard
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Pick-up Reading. Enjoyed issue one will check out issue 2. First book with a character with Down Syndrome. #diversecomics

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Just waiting at pick up and finished my first graphic novel of 2019! Really cute and love the illustrations. Definitely going to read volume 2. #graphicnovels

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This book has been on my TBR since I first saw Janet‘s interview with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday. This is my first book about a transgender person.
I listened to the audiobook version because she narrated it and I knew I would experience more listening to her speak her truth. There are trigger warnings (sexual abuse). For that reason I had to stop the audio from time to time. I am really glad that I finally read this book and highly recommend it.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s such a powerful book, and I agree I think it meant even more in audiobook in her own voice. 9mo
BellaBookNook @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Definitely. She is so brave to be so open about her experience. Books can help us grow and I feel like this one did just that for me. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BellaBookNook I know exactly what you mean. I love a great story, told in their own words. I think it‘s what makes readers much more compassionate and empathetic, we have lots of experience through reading putting ourselves in other people‘s shoes. 9mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I ran out as soon as I heard my mailman arrive! Yay!!!!!My husband bought us tickets to go see her next week. ❤️

Nute Nice! 7mo
BellaBookNook @Nute It was amazing seeing her. I felt my eyes fill with tears as soon as I heard her voice saying hello to the audience. Inspiring woman indeed! 7mo
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Just finished while cooking dinner. I really liked how open and honest the author was in the writing. It‘s not so often that you get to read the perspective of an adoptee and one that is not from the same ethnic background. It really showed you how she had to struggle with hurting her parents when choosing to search for her birth parents. It also did a great job sharing the isolation she felt being the only Korean in a white neighborhood. Read it!

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Lipstick in Afghanistan | Roberta Gately
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice glimpse into Afghanistan. I always love a book that presents challenging problems and then leaves you with information on how to help.

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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I liked book one better partly because the murder in this one was graphic for my taste. I also liked the characters better in book one. But I still enjoyed the book and will continue with the series. #mystery

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Lipstick in Afghanistan | Roberta Gately
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It‘s 20 degrees above the average temperature for fall at a lovely 75 degrees so should I do laundry? Clean out a closet? Grocery shop? Nope. I run out to my deck to steal away with my book!!! Really enjoying this book. #readtheworld #litworld2018gb #afghanistan

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Lipstick in Afghanistan | Roberta Gately
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This author will be in the area next month with a new book so I thought I would try to read some backlist. So I picked it up from the library yesterday. It‘s my pick-up read today.

BookishMe Enjoyed this very much! It's great to hear the personal experience from the author 11mo
BellaBookNook @BookishMe I am really enjoying it!! Makes my heart ache at times but I‘m glad it has crossed my path. 10mo
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The Red Magician | Lisa Goldstein
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I read this for a sci-fi/fantasy book club. Ive only read one book aboutabout Holocaust and that was Night by Elie Wiesel. I am also not sure how many fantasy books are written about the Holocaust. This was one and although it was short and at times fairytale like I had to remind myself that the book was originally written for her young adult audience and was published in 1982. With all that in mind, I think it was a good book. N

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The Red Magician | Lisa Goldstein
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Happy Read an Ebook Day! I‘m setting up now. I‘m just waiting for my water to get hot so I can steep some Chai in the teapot. I‘m going to grab my blanket since it‘s dark and raining outside. Perfect day two lose myself in a book. If only for a couple of hours! #readanebookday #ebooklove

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A Killer Plot | Ellery Adams
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A cute start to a cozy mystery. #cozymystery #audiobook

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Spill Zone: The Broken Vow | Scott Westerfeld
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I think I am seriously about to melt. It‘s 96 degrees and so humid, any type of movement require way too much effort. So reading is my plan and I found this second in the series today while at the library with my boys. I hope you all are having better weather than we are experiencing. #graphicnovel

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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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I chose to listen to the audio version of the book because Tiffany narrated the book and my general experience is that when the author reads their own book about themselves, they put more into it then you could ever get by reading it. I really think that she was very brave and put forth a lot of personal information in this book. One word I would use to describe it is raw. She had a story to tell and she told it. #blackbooks #blackauthors

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Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Still suffering from jet lag so I need pictures with few words for my #fridayreads. What are you reading today?

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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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Loved book one and two. I think I should have re-read book 2 before reading this. I spent a lot of time trying to remember things. However, it started great, slowed in the middle and action packed in the last third of the book. I enjoyed the book but I am not sure I understood the ending and possibly for the reasons above. Even my review is confusing 😂. It doesn‘t help that I have to do it in 451 words!!! Advice: re-read book two first.

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Just finished this audiobook yesterday in preparation for my upcoming vacation reads. I really enjoyed the audio edition. I have been researching my family history and love all things Genealogy so this book was good. I found the bits of French history incorporated into the story very interesting.

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Winter Sea | Susanna Kearsley
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Enabler Alert: One of my favs on sale on Amazon! Get it!

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And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou
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Oh and I forgot to share a picture of this lovely bookmark my husband bought me today along with the history book. It says: “Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.” - Maya Angelou. It‘s so pretty I might have to take it with me when I go on vacation in a few weeks.❤️

Nute I have this same bookmark! It's very pretty. 13mo
BellaBookNook @Nute I love bookmarks and this one is so pretty sometimes I hesitate using it for fear I‘ll lose it!! 13mo
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Today‘s book purchase while at the bookstore. It was on the bargain table and who couldn‘t use a little history? I laughed when I first saw it because it‘s so small but I‘m curious so it had to come home with me. What finally sold me was the fact that her other book is titled, “ I Used to Know That History and Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong”.

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My boys an husband are asleep and the house is quiet. I opened the window to hear the light wind and birds chirp while I crack open this beauty. #blackhistory #history #Brazil

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a great morning! 1y
BellaBookNook @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m trying to make little noise as possible so I can sneak as much reading as I can before the calvary arrives!!!😂 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BellaBookNook Smart Lady... tiptoe in the softest slippers you have. 1y
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'Til the Well Runs Dry: A Novel | Lauren Francis-Sharma
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Finally getting to this beauty that I‘ve had for years! #blackauthors #blacklitsy #caribbeanlit

Chelleo That cover! 🤩 1y
BellaBookNook Yes it‘s what caught my attention when I bought it four years ago. Yup that‘s right and I just read it!!😊 1y
Nute Love this photo! 13mo
BellaBookNook @Nute Thank you! Every now and then I can pull something off!!😂 13mo
Nute 👌🏽😅 13mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Great read, strong the characters and a unique story. I quickly became absorbed with this story. I read a great interview with the author prior to reading and how she speaks up about the underrepresentation and misrepresentations of minorities in YA. So what do you do when you can‘t find any YA books with black characters?If you are Justina Ireland you write a damn good book with black characters. Read it! #blacklitsy #blackauthors #blackYA

cocomass Yes! I finished this one earlier this week and really enjoyed it as well 👍🏽 1y
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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I‘ve been meaning to read this. I just made a quick donation drop at Savers this morning and stopped for a peek at the books. I found 3 but I just can‘t process this big ugly Savers sticker. I mean didn‘t they see this book is a Pulitzer Prize Winner and Andrew Carnegie Medal recipient? Book blasphemy I tell you!! Naturally I will be removing it! 😉 #pulitzerprizewinner #thriftfind

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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#FreeComicBookDay in the day and now #CincodeMayo thru sunset!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Just starting this book. Hope it‘s good!

AmyG I could use that drink about now. Yum 1y
hermyknee That book is amazing! I can‘t wait to hear what you think! 1y
BellaBookNook @AmyG My husband played bartender and made it. It‘s a pomegranate margarita! Have a wonderful weekend! 1y
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BellaBookNook @hermyknee It‘s pretty good so far. I recently finished The Children of Blood and Bone and it was so good. 1y
hermyknee @BellaBookNook I haven‘t read that one yet! I need to get my hands on it ASAP - I‘ve heard so many good things! 1y
Buddys_Momma Have heard good things—-can‘t wait to hear what you think! 1y
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I love how each issue has a quote at the beginning. This one is from the amazing Mae Jemison! Still enjoying #comics on #FreeComicBookDay

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Berlin | Jason Lutes
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Free Comic Book Day, Yay!!! These are my freebies. Jason Lutes‘ Berlin is new to me and I‘m very excited because you know I love historical fiction!! Now I‘m going to spend some time with some comic and a cup of Jasmine tea!! #freecomicbookday #comics

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Getting ready for Free Comic Book Day with an early purchase on my Kindle. Heard about this series on #bookriot and it sounded good and looks like there are some people of color in it so you know I need to have it!! I am going to look for it in print tomorrow at our local comic book stores. #comics #freecomicbookday

EvieBee I heard about this one on Book Riot too! Keep us posted! 1y
BellaBookNook @EvieBee Hey girlfriend! How have you been? I have to catch up on your posts so I can see what you‘re reading. I don‘t know why I listen and read Book Riots‘ stuff because I already have so many books I haven‘t read on my shelf. ☺️ 1y
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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Browsing at Amazon bookstore and discovered this beauty!! I‘ve never heard of it before. But it would look fantastic on my bookshelf. #coverlove

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Look what I have taken with me to my annual girlfriend getaway!! I have been wanting to read this book for weeks! Enjoy your weekend!!!

AmyG You, too! 1y
BellaBookNook @AmyG Thank you! We are having a blast but the time flies by too fast. Heading home tomorrow afternoon. I have only read a few chapters but loving the book so far! 1y
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Ok I really meant to read this book with my son when I first brought it home from the library. ☺️🤭 I forgot and the lady told me I have to return it because someone has it on hold. How bad is it if I keep it hostage just until Monday and I can read it this weekend with my son? Come on, back me up!! #booksheldhostage

Louise Keep it! The fine will support the library's programs! 1y
BellaBookNook @Louise You speak my language!! Done! 1y
Louise Woo-HOO! Enjoy reading with your son! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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Just finished a Sunday morning read with my son. I never heard of Horace Pippin before reading this so it was a delight for both of us. The illustrations are lovely. When we finished we looked up and discovered some of his art is displayed in our local museum so we can actually go see it. Have a wonderful Sunday! #picturebooks #readsoullit

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It‘s pick-up time and I just started reading one of my favorite author‘s latest book. But first, let us enjoy the beautiful endpapers in this book. She even signed a bookplate for me. It is a perfect #mystery book for the #mysterymarch challenge. Hope you all are having a great day!

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Anne Collins, Alexander McCall Smith
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Several days into my recovery from the flu 😷 and today I decided to start in on my TBR for #marchmysterymadness and begin reading this book. I have had this book forever and today I need a pick me up book! I am also thrilled that this book will also fulfill my #litworld2018gb

BookishMe I LOVE LOVE Mma Ramotswe and the series gets more enjoyable with each title 😍😍 1y
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BellaBookNook @BookishMe I‘m already 100 pages in and loving it! I love her character too. Why did I wait so long? 1y
BookishMe @BellaBookNook 😍💗😍 1y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Let‘s not discuss how long I have owned this book. I finally finished the audiobook while cooking dinner. The talented Robin Miles narration made the book so enjoyable. It‘s great to complete this shortly after seeing Black Panther. Binti rocks and I can‘t wait to get to book 2. #readsoullit

CoCo_Chasing_Adventures I loved this book! 1y
BellaBookNook @CoCo_Chasing_Adventures Yes it was good for such a short book! Have you read the other books in the series? 1y
CoCo_Chasing_Adventures I‘ve read Home, but I‘m still waiting on my library to get the last one 1y
BellaBookNook @CoCo_Chasing_Adventures Next month I‘ll try to get to them. I am a slow reader and reading mysteries this month. 1y
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Unseasonably warm weather today (70F) so I‘m enjoying my pick from the library today out on my deck. Everything has been put away for the winter so I had to drag a chair out to soak in the sun. I miss him so much. #readsoullit #blackhistory #favoritepresident

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A Path of Stars | Anne Sibley O'Brien
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My second book for #litworld2018gb The illustrations caught my eye when I saw this on Hoopla. I liked how the author paced the story withholding info to allow the reader to really appreciate the bond between grandmother and grandchild. It lightly touches on the Cambodian genocide and life before and after for the refugees in this story. A great one to introduce this material to young readers. #readtheworld, #worldliterature, #asianbooks

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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It‘s quite lovely to be thoroughly engrossed in this book, during a snowstorm at pick up. It‘s so much fun right now. Oh wait did mean thoroughly engrossed in my veggie sticks? Yum yum! 😜I wish my camera could capture these giant snowflakes ❄️ ❄️

BookBabe Yes! Those are delicious! 2y
BellaBookNook @BookBabe I hadn‘t had lunch yet so I pretty much inhaled them!☺️ But yes they are quite yummy. One bag is not enough!! 2y
FlowerFairy Love veggie straws! But my fave are the apple cinnamon straws. 2y
BellaBookNook @FlowerFairy mmm those sound yummy! 2y
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😖😡😒😔😡😟a bad dream!

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The Woman Next Door | Yewande Omotoso
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I enjoyed this book. I know the author received mixed review for her first book but I enjoyed this one. It was easy to fall into the story and the riff between the main characters was almost comical at times despite the overt racist beliefs. Overall a good book and very fast read. It also qualifies for reading the world challenge. #litworld2018GB #southafrica

WhatDeeReads Gonna go ahead and stack this. Thanks for the reminder! Been meaning to read this. 2y
BellaBookNook @WhatDeeReads Hey Lady! I enjoyed it and it was a rather quick read. 2y
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Just some bedtime reading with my son. Love the illustrations.

EvieBee This is a favorite of mine! Finally bought a copy! 2y
BellaBookNook @EvieBee It‘s fantastic and the writing is pretty good. A good foundation for my son and I to talk about so many things. 2y
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