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Editor, Reader, Writer, Cook, Photographer / www.BethFishReads.com
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I love this book! Not just pizza but also soups, salads, sides, desserts, and drinks. Good for omnivores, GF, and vegetarians. Thanks to Abrams Books, I have a giveaway going on on my blog (USA only) https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/05/weekend-cooking-giveaway-of-genuine.html

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The Chestnut Man | Søren Sveistrup
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This week's round-up: 10 thrillers I'd look for if I were going to BookExpo this year. This one and Rene Denfeld's THE BUTTERFLY GIRL are probably my top two picks, though they all sound good to me. As always: look up the titles here on Litsy or check out my post (https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/05/10-thrillers-to-look-forward-to-or-find.ht...)

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I love this book. I reviewed it on my blog recently, but tonight I made rhubarb-strawberry slab pie. I did good on the lattice but the crimping needs work. Oh well taste is everything. Thanks to Abrams for the review copy.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yum! I love rhubarb but usually pair it with blueberries for a sweeter pie. 5d
BethFishReads @BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree, but my husband likes strawberry 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Ahhh. Well, then, strawberries it is. Enjoy! 5d
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BookishShelly Yummy. Strawberry-rhubarb is my favorite pie (and jam). (edited) 4d
AmyStewart I am here for all your pictures of baked goods.
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BethFishReads @BookishShelly my husband‘s too 4d
BethFishReads @AmyStewart ha! I knew I could count on you. I‘ll have add one of your cocktails into the mix 🍸 4d
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Pariah | W. Michael Gear
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I‘ve been loving this series and am hoping to finish this installment today. First day reading on the deck (which isn‘t completely set up yet). This is a sci-fi action series with anthropological / colonization themes. Happy Saturday you all!

Cinfhen Love the carpet & cushions ❤️ 1w
BethFishReads @Cinfhen thanks!! It‘s my happy place 1w
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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Sob! 😭 I can't attend BEA (BookExpo) this year, but if I could go, here are just some of the general fiction titles I'd be looking for. Fall is going to be A-MAZE-ING -- your wish list is going to explode. 📚📚📚 Look up the titles here on Litsy or check out my blog post https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/05/13-novels-for-your-wish-list-or-what-to.ht...

Crazeedi Oh no I'm in trouble! 1w
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I think this was my first Peter Swanson. Well-plotted thriller. Even if you guess the twist, the behavior of the characters holds true. 🎧 Sophie Amos & Graham Halstead do a really nice job narrating. Amos has the bulk of the #audiobook — good characterizations & pacing.

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Bacon Bible | Stephanie Banyas, Peter Sherman
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Pretty much everything I made from this book was awesome but this apple-bacon relish is *dangerously* delicious. If you don‘t eat it all by the spoonful 5 minutes after making it, try it on burgers, hot dogs/sausages, on crackers, as a dip for tortilla chips. I‘ll be sharing the recipe in a week or so. I love this book. Thanks Abrams books.

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So I‘ll be grilling & baking while reading a Gothic thriller and a MG fun adventure set in NYC — Full range of #bookmail thanks to Workman, @penguinrandomhouse and @VikingBooks

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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Two thrillers on my doorstep today—one just out in paperback; the other a long wait till October. Good reading ahead.

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I‘m sooo behind on my reviews. A giant post in the works tomorrow. These are only some of the books I‘ve read over the last couple of weeks. 🎧 audio, digital, & print books #OhMyAchingReviewBrain

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Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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This week‘s round up: memoir, thrillers, rom-coms, and more. Though geared to teens they all have adult crossover appeal. Look the books up here on Litsy or see my thoughts on my blog: https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/05/7-contemporary-stories-that-tackle.html?m=...

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Only 15 days till this beauty hits the stores. Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for the cool swag—blue tooth speaker, ear buds, pens, guitar pick key chain.

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Did you see the piñata cake episode of Grace & Frankie? This book will show you how to make your own version. Very fun and festive for the sprinkle lovers out there. I made the Fairy Toast cake. Easy and pretty. Thank to Abrams Books for a copy of the cookbook.

Lindy That cake is fun to look at. I bet it tastes good too. 😊 1mo
BethFishReads @Lindy it does! 1mo
LauraJ If you plan to do more experimental baking, my kitchen is always available! 1mo
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BethFishReads @LauraJ 😁🍰 1mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 1mo
kgriffith No, but @brandybear22 and I watched the piñata cake episode of Nailed It Mexico and it was... something. :-P 1w
BethFishReads @kgriffith hahaha. That‘s such a fun show. @brandybear22 1w
brandybear22 @BethFishReads both great shows! 1w
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Promise: A Novel | Minrose Gwin
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Bottom to top: twisty thriller set in the political world of Phoenix, a novel of family secrets set in the 1800s in England & Caribbean, and historical fiction set in 1936 Tupelo, MIssissippi, in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. Great #summerreading ahead thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks

WilliamMorrowBooks Ooh we can‘t even pick our favorite! 1mo
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Abandoned | W Michael Gear
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Holy cow. This trilogy is so good. Colonization of a very dangerous planet & how people adapt. Original colonizers vs native creatures vs late arrivals from Earth who have no clue about what they face in a new world. I need book 3 NOW

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Saturday morning baking. Savory scones! (Review on my blog next week) thanks to Abrams Books

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Starting out spring with an awesome batch of cookbooks. I‘ll be talking about all of these on my blog over the next few weeks. #WeekendCooking and thanks to the #AbramsDinnerParty & Abrams Books

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Outpost | W. Michael Gear
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Gawk! This book starts off bursting with action — then introduces believable characters and good world building. Only about 1/3 in but totally hooked. Start of a trilogy, and all books are available.

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Soulkeeper | David Dalglish
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What I did tonight while listening to this epic fantasy. 🎧 I have mixed thoughts about the #audiobook, but this whole wheat sunflower seed bread is going to be great. #bakersoflitsy

Tamra Yum!!! 3mo
BookishBlonde12 Looks good!!! 3mo
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SilversReviews How do you get it so brown and crusty? Thanks. LOOKS DELISH!! 3mo
Suet624 Yum! 3mo
BethFishReads @SilversReviews right after I put it in the oven I spray the walls of the oven with water to create a bit of steam. 3mo
BethFishReads @Suet624 it was yummy 3mo
SilversReviews @BethFishReads Thank you. I'll give that a try. 3mo
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Tin Heart | Shivaun Plozza
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My Friday night. #wine & #books

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Why a beer with a Peter May book? His newest mystery is set Belgium, tho 2 Scotsmen have roles to play. Murder, dirty politicians, conspiracy ... #MarchReads 1 @Quercus_USA

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The Last Woman in the Forest | Diane Les Becquets
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Whoa. I could not stop listening to this thriller. Nicely done & well researched. Those of you—like me—who are outdoorsy or who love dogs will esp. like this. 🎧 mostly read by Emily Rankin & Robert Fass. Really well done: good characterizations & excellent tension/pacing. Put this on your wish list in any media (trigger warning)

valeriegeary I really enjoyed her first one! Have been looking forward to this! 3mo
BethFishReads @valeriegeary hope you like it too 3mo
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From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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Such a sweet story with good lessons about friendship and being true to oneself. Good characters and just enough rom com to be fun but not so much to make it silly. I also recommend her 1st book. 🎧 audiobook performance by Soneela Nanjani was excellent. Vikas Adam has a small part, but his performance also good.

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Wanderer | Sarah Léon
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I love books in translation. Here are my January picks. Find out more by searching for the titles here on Litsy or on my blog https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/01/6-books-in-translation-to-read-in.html?m=1

Weaponxgirl Thankyou for this. I‘ve been trying to up my reading in translation for the last couple of years now and love new suggestions 4mo
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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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Celebrating this week‘s release of DRAGON PEARL #dragonpearlrrp thanks to ⁦‪@DisneyBooks‬⁩ & ⁦‪@BigHoncho‬⁩ Love me some good swag & love Rick Riordan

BellaBookNook 😍ooohh!!! 4mo
BethFishReads @BellaBookNook I know, right? 4mo
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Tonight‘s dinner brought to you thanks to this book and the nice ppl at Cali‘flour Kitchen & Abrams Books. Review soon on my blog.

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The Plotters | Un-su Kim
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I was curious about this award-winning crime story translated from Korean. I bailed on about page 80. It was weird in a good way, but I just haven‘t felt compelled to pick it up again. I‘m officially abandoning it.

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Her One Mistake | Heidi Perks
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My first Friday roundup of the year. 7 new thrillers written by women. Find the titles here on Litsy or see short descriptions on my blog. https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/01/7-new-thrillers-written-by-women.html?m=1

SilversReviews I have read four of these. Enjoy all of them. 😍 5mo
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Sugar Run: A Novel | Mesha Maren
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Listening to jazzy #Christmas music and getting organized before the day‘s activities. Happy day to those who celebrate. #coffee

Daisey Merry Christmas! 🎄 5mo
Chrissyreadit Fun! Merry Christmas! 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Happy Christmas! 5mo
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Simona Happy holidays to you too❣️ 5mo
Dragon Happy holidays! 💚🐉 5mo
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Loved this memoir with recipes. Hood talks about family, motherhood, marriage, love, and loss — and the food that ties us to memories and loved ones. Recipes included. 🎧 Nina Alvamar‘s performance was great, but if you want to make any of the recipes, you‘ll want to read this in print.

Lea I‘ve been seeing this one everywhere all of a sudden. Sounds like it would be a good listen. 5mo
BethFishReads @Lea l really liked the audio but was happy to have an eGalley so I had copies of the recipes 5mo
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I‘ve read other Peter May books but somehow missed this trilogy, set in the Outer Hebrides. I loved the atmosphere, the characters, the secrets. Can you ever escape your past? Detective Macleod returns to his native island to solve a murder but ends up facing his own demons too. 🎧 Peter Forbes‘s performance was terrific and I loved hearing how the Gaelic is pronounced. Looking forward to book 2 (w/ a wee dram & shortbread)

Caroline2 I loved this book too!!! 👍🏻 5mo
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I missed BEA this year 😭 @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading I‘ve never been! 5mo
BethFishReads @RealLifeReading you‘d love it 5mo
Lindy Are you back among the Littens? 🎉 5mo
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BethFishReads @Lindy yes. Have recommitted 5mo
Lindy @BethFishReads Excellent! I‘ve missed you. 5mo
BethFishReads @Lindy thanks! I‘ve missed you and the whole community 5mo
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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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My Saturday night. #knitting while #reading this book

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Fascinating look at the women of the Gilded Age and the contrast between US high society and the European nobility. 🎧 Clare Corbett did a fine job narrating.

LeahBergen I love this part of history. 8mo
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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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🎧🎧🎧 8 audiobooks near the top of my list. This doesn‘t include mysteries (can you say “Lethal White”?) cause the list would have been too long. Info on Litsy or my blog. https://www.bethfishreads.com/2018/09/8-audiobooks-to-listen-to-in-september.htm...

Yeah_I_Read I just finished The Lost Queen and it was great 1/2 of which I listened to on audio and I liked the narrator. Enjoy! 8mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I ended up putting hold on ebook for Lethal White. I would LOVE to listen to the audio, but I don't have that available right now and I can't wait to read it!! 8mo
BethFishReads @Yeah_I_Read oh phew. I *thought* she‘d be good 8mo
BethFishReads @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I know. I saved an Audible credit for it. 8mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @BethFishReads 👍 smart!! It's a CHUNKY one too. The heftiest one yet! It's like she's Harry Pottering Cormoran Strike. 😊😊 8mo
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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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I started this last night and I‘m totally hooked. For other new fantasy see my roundup or look up the titles here. https://www.bethfishreads.com/2018/09/4-fantasies-to-read-this-fall.html?m=1

Chrissyreadit The listed book sounds amazing! 9mo
BethFishReads @Chrissyreadit it‘s great so far 9mo
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Death of a Postman | John Creasey
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There were a couple of books waiting for me when I returned from vacation this morning. #bookmail

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Holy Guacamole! 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa All I can think of is....those must be some exhausted owls 🦉 9mo
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Soubhiville Whoa! How fun is that! 😲 9mo
Readingismyescape What fun!! 🤓 9mo
LeahBergen 😮😮😮 9mo
britt_brooke Ooh!!! 9mo
Eyelit Wowee zowie! 9mo
LazyDays 😱😮😮😮 9mo
emilyhaldi Well! 😯 9mo
Simona 😍😍😍😍😍 Happy reading 👍 9mo
BethFishReads @LazyDays @emilyhaldi @Simona lots of good reading ahead 9mo
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Indelible | Karin Slaughter
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Spotted in a bookstore. Karin has fans the world over @HarperCollins #travel #bookstores #Belgium

LeahBergen Cool! 9mo
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Age of War | Michael J. Sullivan
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🎧 listening to Tim Gerard Reynold‘s brilliant narration while working on preserving the summer. Tonight it‘s pasta sauce. All ready for the freezer

LeahBergen Oh, yum. 🍅 10mo
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Read Me | Leo Benedictus
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Sunday afternoon reading

JennyM Absolutely perfect. Enjoy 😊 10mo
BethFishReads @JennyM thanks! 10mo
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Lush: A Memoir | Kerry Cohen
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Enjoyed this memoir with its unexpected conclusion. Not the all-time best addiction memoir but solid. 🎧 Allyson Ryan did such a good job, I had to keep reminding myself this wasn‘t an author-read audiobook. I‘ll give it a pick b/c it‘s a 3.5.

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Lush: A Memoir | Kerry Cohen
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Looking for new nonfiction? Here are the books on my list. Find more info on Litsy or see short descriptions on my blog https://www.bethfishreads.com/2018/07/11-nonfiction-titles-to-read-this-summer.h...

Samplergal I love reading non-fiction. I am excited to see these. I have seen a couple but most are new to me. Thank you! 10mo
BethFishReads @Samplergal hope you find a good match for your tastes 10mo
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I‘m sooooo behind in my reading. #newbooks #bookmail

margreads I loved the first Carlos Ruiz Zafon but not so much after that. Been a while since i read one though 10mo
BethFishReads @margreads I had same experience but hope springs eternal. I‘m going to at least try the new one 10mo
margreads @BethFishReads i didn't actually realise there was a new one. #outoftheloop 10mo
BethFishReads @margreads it arrived unannounced on my doorstep. So I too was surprised 10mo
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Mappings | Vikram Seth
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What I‘m reading instead of books ✈️🚃

Lindy Happy travels! 10mo
tpixie Have s great trip! 10mo
BethFishReads @tpixie @Lindy thanks!! Not for a few weeks 10mo
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tpixie 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Dogearedcopy Brussels Lace! 😀 10mo
BethFishReads @Dogearedcopy you got it!!!!!!! 10mo
Dogearedcopy DH went to the International School in Brussels (for high school) and wants to go back for a visit. I just want to go to Brugges, eat waffles, and read Hercule Poirot novels. Oh, and visit the comic/cartoon museum 🙂 (edited) 10mo
BethFishReads This is my second visit. Girlfriends & I are renting an apartment in Brugges for 2 weeks. Going to lace conference & then many day trips, including France & (maybe) Luxembourg @Dogearedcopy Also Cool about DHs connection (edited) 10mo
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Hangman | Daniel Cole
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Lots of great thrillers & mysteries out this month. Here‘s a handful. Look up info here or check out my post https://www.bethfishreads.com/2018/07/10-mysteries-and-thrillers-to-read-in.html...

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Shortest Way Home | Miriam Parker
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Appropriate that I‘m reading this tonight. I‘ve been traveling so much lately I‘ve lost track of my social media. Great read BTW

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Sunday reading.

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All Summer Long | Hope Larson
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Saturday night reading

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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Happy Friday. Glad to be home with Mr BFR and relaxing.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 11mo
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Finally settled back in from the days-long celebration of my mom‘s 90th birthday. Not much reading done, but lots of fun.

This week‘s roundup will help you diversify your reading list. https://www.bethfishreads.com/2018/07/7-diverse-novels-to-read-in-july.html?m=1