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BethM

BethM

Joined August 2016

LibraryThing member BethM6

Book hoarder,tea/coffee/chocolate lover, dog and boy mom, proud Ravenclaw. Fav genres are SFF, cozies, historical fiction, romance, and YA.
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Anyone else watching the tournament of houses?

Avanders Ooh I was curious about that! Was it fun? 4d
BethM @Avanders yes and no? Lol. Some was way too easy, some was way too difficult. The format is a bit odd for an adult game show. Based off the movies and not the books which I knew but was also a bit sad about. Overall I‘ll be watching the next three lol. 4d
StayCurious Interesting - I'd never heard of this! 38m
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Of Irish Blood | Mary Pat Kelly
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I LOVE this sentence. Finished the book last night and honestly I‘m still digesting. Some of it I loved, some of it I was bit lost, but overall I was absolutely captivated. Any book that sucks you in and makes you think gets a pick. Dense but worth the read- I‘ll definitely be picking up the next one at some point.

What I will say is that the author captures the Irish Catholic experience in a way that still resonates through the generations.

Librarybelle Glad you liked this! 6d
Chrissyreadit It‘s funny because I feel like outside of NYC the Irish Catholic experience is under appreciated 🤣 6d
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Someone is very enthusiastic about his prize for 800 books. #1000booksbeforekindergarten

MaureenMc I wish Goodreads would send us tambourines for completing our reading challenges! 7d
Leftcoastzen Adorable! 7d
Avanders Very cool accomplishment and very cool prize! 👏🏽👏🏽 5d
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Red Velvet Revenge | Jenn McKinlay
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Another great addition to this series. Fairly obvious who done it, but fun anyways.

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I‘m a total mood reader so here‘s my dec TBR for #teamgamesleighers #wintergames . The bottom book is a doctor who Christmas book and the purple one is my kindle lol.

Twainy Twelve Angels? I haven‘t read it but it‘s in a stack next to me LOL I like Before the Coffee gets cold! 1w
BethM @Twainy yup that‘s the one! I haven‘t read it yet either. I read 12 doctors last year. 1w
Avanders Ooh fun sparkly case!! 🤩 7d
StayCurious This looks great! 37m
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Happy thanksgiving littens! I‘m incredibly grateful for this community!

JenReadsAlot Happy Thanksgiving! 1w
OriginalCyn620 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 1w
Chrissyreadit Happy Thanksgiving! I‘m grateful to know you! 1w
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AmyG Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 1w
Texreader 🥰🦃🍁 1w
TheSpineView To you also!😘❤🦃 1w
Avanders 🦃🍁♥️ 7d
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Of Irish Blood | Mary Pat Kelly
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Since becoming a mom I suck at self care. Took 30 mins tonight for a candle lit bath, face mask, bath bomb, and book.

Soubhiville Good for you! 2w
megnews Yay! I know it‘s hard to find the time but so important. 2w
BrittanyReads Well deserved 👍🏻 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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A friend sent this to me from insta. Read the titles from top left.

tpixie Fun! 2w
AmyG Awesome! 2w
BennettBookworm So clever! 2w
Avanders Love it 7d
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Fun new release from one of my favorite indie authors. Short, but the setting is wonderful as are the characters.

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Of Irish Blood | Mary Pat Kelly
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We were gone for less than 40 mins 😫

TheSpineView Oh no!😩 2w
BethM @TheSpineView I knew my fellow littens would be more horrified than my hubs. He‘s like you can still read it! (Actually the last chapter is gone) 2w
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TheSpineView @BethM 😤 I would like to see HIM read it! 2w
Jas16 😱 2w
4thhouseontheleft Oh no! 🙀 2w
Crazeedi Oh no!! 2w
Roary47 Ahhh! My pups have been doing this to my oldest kids books. I‘m sorry. 💛 2w
Sharpeipup Noooo! 2w
marleed Someone thought that was a very good book ;) 2w
tracey38 Oh nobody! I'm sorry. 😢 2w
BethM @Roary47 any tips? They‘ve gotten a few my kiddos books too but I thought it was just bc he threw them. They‘ve not done this since they were puppies. 2w
Roary47 @BethM if we are not home they are pinned up. They chew the walls if I leave them in a room 😱 I also have chickens which they took the liberty of beheading a few😭 keeping an eye on them is really all that has been working and a large pin for the both of them. 2w
Avanders 😟😞 rip books 🪦📚 7d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Check out the new @LitsyEvents ! Thank you so much to the group who has taken this new version of @LitsyHappenings on! I‘m very grateful!

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Of Irish Blood | Mary Pat Kelly
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Current view. Got my covid booster yesterday and had to take a sick day today. Blessing to get it, annoyed that I‘m feeling poorly when I did great with 1 and 2. Hoping that it clears up in a few more hours!

This author really gets Irish Catholicism. I feel it to my core and want to hug her. Obviously my family emigrated generations ago (4) but some things run deep.

Kshakal Feel better!! 2w
AmyG I was out for a day with the booster. Take tylenol-it helped me. You should be fine tomorrow. Feel better. (edited) 2w
BethM @AmyG will do thanks! 2w
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Chrissyreadit My arm is still sore, and I needed 2 days, but then was fine for work on Monday. Hope you can just relax today ❤️ 2w
BethM @Chrissyreadit thanks I plan to. Munchkin was scheduled to be with my parents today abs tomorrow so I‘m glad I planned the shot this way bc I know he‘s well taken care of. 2w
Crazeedi Hope you feel better soon, and yes I hear all the generations through Nora 2w
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The Santa Clause | Daphne Skinner
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Working from home and prepping for #wintergames by streaming Santa Clause 2 in the background. Thank god for tea- this cough is brutal! @Kshakal I mailed your final #cbbc box today! We‘re close enough that you should have it in 2 days hopefully!

#coffeebeanbookclub

Kshakal @BethM sounds good! I will keep an eye out for it!! I hope your cough goes away soon! 3w
Avanders Love that mug! ☺️ And I hope your cough goes away soon! 🙏🏽 3w
BethM @Avanders like all cool things it came from a swap! Probably one of the first few I ever participated in. 3w
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Hooked_on_books What a cute mug! 3w
WJCintron Love it!! 2w
Avanders That‘s so fun — I love using things from the swaps, and when it‘s from an early one… idk I think there‘s a little extra bit of nostalgia thrown in ♥️ 2w
BethM @Avanders I concur :) I have some swap items strategically placed between my office, home, and home office so I can get the extra smile when I need one. 2w
Avanders Oooh good idea! 🤩 2w
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Death by the Dozen | Jenn McKinlay
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Quite enjoying this series so far! I figured the killer out but the author did a great job throwing off the trail. I wish authors who include recipes would put an index on their websites for those of us that don‘t have the physical book.

Avanders What a great idea — you should email the author with the idea!! 3w
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Of Irish Blood | Mary Pat Kelly
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Can‘t sleep bc of some sort of lung thing my son shared. Hoping he can sleep a little while longer while I snuggle these hooligans and read.

Bookwormjillk Ugh, there is so much going around. Hope you feel better soon. 3w
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3/5. This was fine. There was one really good chapter near the end that made me wish the whole book had been better. I find I either really enjoy this author or just feel kind of Meh. #lmpbc

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Park Avenue Summer | Rene Rosen
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Received one of my #lmpbc books back and enjoyed reading your comments. I seem to have a knack for picking “just ok” stories for these groups lol. Except in my last romance group- that book was 🔥.

JenReadsAlot I enjoyed that book! 3w
BethM @JenReadsAlot I liked it but I read What the lady wants by her which was far better. This one was engaging enough but I thought some the characters were a bit flat. 3w
JenReadsAlot I'll check that one out then. 3w
BethM @JenReadsAlot the audio is good! Plus it‘s about the heiress to the True value stores which my aunt runs so i was intrigued by that and the close proximity to Chicago. 3w
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I wish there was a kid friendly Princess Bride book, but this counting book will do for now. When my husband proposed Wesley‘s name (I know it‘s spelled differently) this is why I agreed ;)

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 3w
Avanders Aww 🥰 Also, what about the illustrated version? Def not “for kids,” but at least there are pics 😜 3w
BethM @Avanders I was unaware of an illustrated version! I googled Princess bride kids and it didn‘t come up. 3w
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Avanders I could see that… here: The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0544173767/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EYV5K0A2KSZM8... (edited) 3w
Avanders There‘s also this 😁 The Princess Bride: A Counting Story https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0316497703/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_B5ARHZSCG81G8... 3w
BethM @Avanders thanks! The second one you tagged is the one he‘s “reading” 😄 3w
Avanders Lol I‘m dumb 🤣 3w
Avanders (You‘ve tagged it and everything 🤭) 3w
tracey38 So cute! 3w
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Soup is made, banana bread in the oven, snow is falling but not sticking. Was hoping to get some physical reading in but as I write this munchkin is waking up from his nap.

Avanders Sooooo jelly of your snow ❄️💙🤍🥲 3w
BethM @Avanders don‘t worry it‘s not a proper snow. It‘s mostly melted :( 3w
Avanders @BethM booo 😜 3w
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Tea and doggy snuggles (he‘s 2 today!) to close out the night. Theoretically supposed to get our first 1-3 inches of snow tonight.

Cupcake12 Perfect way to spend an evening! Furbaby and a book ❤️🐶 3w
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Mehso-so

This was not my favorite despite wanting it to be. Second part had too much teenage angst and not enough witches. I hope the second movie has a different plot line.

Patchshank Oh are they making a second movie? I've been curious about the book. I wasn't sure if it would be written as like a YA or for a younger audience. 3w
BethM @Patchshank movie 2 is filming now with Oct 22 release on Disney Plus. I think this is intended as YA but it misses the mark imo. 3w
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Killer Plot | Ellery Adams
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Litsy to the rescue. I was positive I had read this but Litsy said I was wrong and Litsy knows all. I think I had gotten about half way through and got derailed somehow. I really enjoyed this. Olivia is kick ass and I liked her emotional evolution. And of course there‘s Captain Haviland. Another series I‘ll continue!

SamanthaMarie I really like Ellery Adams, I'll have to check out this series of hers! 3w
BethM @SamanthaMarie me too! I‘ve yet to read anything by her I don‘t like. 3w
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Buttercream Bump Off | Jenn McKinlay
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This was super fun! I loved the characters and the setting. I hope to see more Marty in the next book. I‘ll definitely read more!

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Buttercream Bump Off | Jenn McKinlay
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I feel called out lol.

Avanders 😅😘 1mo
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How is my baby one?! 😳 Of course he got mostly books for his birthday!

SamanthaMarie Happy Birthday to that sweet boy 😍🎊🎁🎉 books are naturally the best gift 😉 1mo
Jas16 Aww I cannot believe he is already one! He gets cuter every day. 1mo
BethM @Jas16 I happen to agree but I may be bias 😂 (edited) 1mo
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JenReadsAlot Happy birthday to that cutie! 1mo
KathyWheeler He‘s adorable. 😊 1mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday 🎉🎉🎉🥳📚 1mo
Chrissyreadit Beth these are adorable pictures of an adorable boy! 1mo
Kayla.Adriena Happy Birthday! 1mo
Butterfinger I feel like you just had him. I hope he had a great birthday. 1mo
Crazeedi Happy birthday to such a darling boy! 🎶🎁🎂❤ 1mo
Avanders Ooh happy birthday to him!!! ♥️🎂🎊 (edited) 1mo
vivastory Adorable! Hope he has a great birthday 🎉👏🎂 1mo
Bklover What cutie pie! Boy, time flies by so fast. happy Birthday!🎈🎂🎉 1mo
Reggie Happy Birthday little guy! 1mo
MaureenMc 🥳🥰🥳 1mo
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Bailedbailed

I‘ll admit the tagged book was not my jam. Not romancy enough, though it may just not have been the right time to read it.

@cwarnier @Bookwormjillk your #lmpbc are going in the mail today! Thanks for a lovely round!!

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A delightful third installment that also provided some character growth. I‘m now team Grandma and Charles- I hope she gives him a chance!

Avanders I know me too!! 1mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Thank you, thank you, thank you @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm !! I‘ve not heard of the tagged book but it sounds great! And thank you so much for thinking of Wes! I can‘t wait to read these to him tomorrow! #allhallowsread Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this lovely swap again!

MaleficentBookDragon I really liked 1mo
SilverShanica Be prepared to laugh out loud. Often. 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm You‘re very welcome! I was thinking of sending him a treat too, but didn‘t know what was safe for him to have. Soulless is one of the VERY few paranormal romance type books I actually enjoy. I hope you like it! 1mo
Avanders Ooh I think you‘re going to like Soulless!! And that bakeshop one sounds awesome 🖤🎃🧡 1mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Take a minute to appreciate this wrap job! #allhallowsread

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We made Hocus Pocus pumpkin pancakes, went to the monster March downton, read a Halloween story, and are now snuggling in matching Halloween jammies. I love finally having someone to celebrate with!

This is only the first recipe out of the tagged cookbook so far but it was good!

vivastory Adorable! 1mo
JenReadsAlot He's so cute! 1mo
Avanders Oh my gosh look at that face 😍😍😍 1mo
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Leftcoastzen Wonderful! He‘s adorable! 1mo
megnews He‘s the sweetest! And found the perfect pumpkin. 1mo
TheSpineView Cuteness overload! 1mo
BethM @megnews he was enamored with the pumpkins at the orchard this year so when I saw little ones at the farmers market I knew he had to have one! 1mo
marleed Adorable! 1mo
wanderinglynn How precious! 💚 1mo
LauraBrook What a cutie!!! 1mo
Roary47 That is the cutest picture I‘ve seen today. 💛 1mo
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@SamHeartCoffee you‘re always so thoughtful thank you! @Kshakal I have your book and another- I‘ll message you the name! #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

Kshakal @BethM sounds great!! 1mo
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Slow start but I ended up loving this one! Same type of intrigue as Downton, just slightly different. A bit predictable but thouroughly enjoyable. #literarycrew

This picture is in no way related but I‘m not moving lol.

Librarybelle Glad you liked this! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Awww🐶 1mo
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Eight Ways to Tequila | Tricia O'Malley
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Everything got cleaned up, perhaps a little too well. I‘m sad this is the last book. I love these characters and some plot points were introduced that I think easily would‘ve kept the series going.

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Seven Deadly Tequilas | Tricia O'Malley
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Idk why I waited so long to finish this one! Super fun return to Tequila Key.

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1. Nope same as @Kshakal just witchy books and fall cozies.
2. None we‘re in the country :/

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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:)

Mitch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Reggie An ex coworker showed up to work with a Marauder‘s map face mask and I asked her if she solemnly swore she was up to no good. She just laughed and said she‘s never watched Harry Potter but I was the fourth person that day to make a Harry Potter comment. So there‘s that. Lol 1mo
JazzFeathers Seer!!!!! 😂 1mo
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In the office today. I could work out over lunch or I could read. Guess which I picked lol? I‘m justifying it by telling myself today is the first day I haven‘t felt under the weather so I shouldn‘t push it 😂

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#allhallowsread came today!

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Sitting here snuggling and watching Potter. WhAt age do you think is a good age to start reading the books to him? 2? 4? Something else?

Roary47 My almost 4 year old still likes picture books. So if you have the graphic ones maybe… I have trouble with my kiddo if I‘m not flipping pages fast enough sometimes though. I would go maybe 5-6? 2mo
BethM @Roary47 thanks! I do have the graphic ones, but we also have the page flipping issue 😂 I ask bc my BFF reads them to her girls 8,4 but I think the 4yo is only into it bc her sister is. Idk if she‘d have the attention span otherwise. 2mo
wanderinglynn I think it depends on the kid. If they can sit through listening to chapter books with no pictures, then go for it. 2mo
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Bklover Have you seen the unabridged pop-up edition? My 35 year old daughter just bought it for herself and it‘s beautiful, and so much fun! Not all pop-ups either. For example when Harry gets his letter from Hogwarts there‘s an actual letter tucked in there. 2mo
BethM @Bklover I have not! I do have the illustrated ones though. 2mo
Avanders Thanks for asking this question! I‘ve wondered the same myself… bugga doesn‘t usually have that kind of attention span… but then sometimes he does. I think what Lynn said makes sense… If they can sit through it, do it! For me, we‘re at least a year away from a full HP. I‘ve started on Wizard of Oz, though, and (edited) 1mo
BethM @Avanders I‘ve never heard of The Halloween Tree but it sounds great! I knew my peeps here would understand my enthusiasm to share HP. 1mo
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I was completely enthralled with this story. The characters were so alive. So much heartbreak, but it oddly didn‘t make me sad. A sorry about a life well lived.

The editing on the other hand…. Not great. #lmpbc

Crazeedi Sounds like an interesting book 2mo
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#lmpbc Group F here‘s what I have!

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DGRachel I haven‘t read any of these so I‘m good with whatever you pick! 2mo
Littlewolf1 Dare I say we need a little cowboy action in this mix, I think I dare. Really I‘m good for anything though. 2mo
BethM @Littlewolf1 I love me some cowboys 😍 2mo
Roary47 I‘m up for some cowboy romance. I hope he has chickens! 🐓💛 2mo
BethM @Roary47 chickens? Lol 2mo
Roary47 Hehe yeah! I have 17 myself and 8 ducks. 🥰 I love my chickens. 💛 2mo
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This is what happens when you don‘t go into stores anymore. You impulse but this cookbook and some treats 😂

Avanders Ohh fun! 😄 2mo
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Our bookstore posted this today- say what??!!!! I NEED THIS!

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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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For a variety of reasons I had to send my #allhallowsread package via the Evil Empire. So I‘m going to out myself @MidnightBookGirl so you don‘t get two random Amazon packages and open them early!

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Read him two Halloween stories and then snuggled for quiet time. Just put him down- hoping he can breathe well enough to stay in his crib tonight- this mama needs a full night of sleep in a bed! Ears and sinuses as suspected.

JenReadsAlot Hugs friend! 2mo
DGRachel I hope he feels better soon and that you can get some rest, too! 2mo
Avanders Aww ♥️🥰🤗 Hope all are sleeping well! 2mo
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Crazeedi I hope your precious little one is doing better 2mo
BethM @JenReadsAlot @DGRachel @Avanders @Crazeedi thanks friends! Antibiotic is helping but slowly. He mad it until 3am today so that‘s progress. 2mo
Crazeedi @BethM so I hope that means you got a little rest. I remember the ear problems I had with my youngest, it's the worse kind of illness for little ones 2mo
BethM @Crazeedi yeah 930-3 so better than before. I feel so bad bc nothing I‘m doing is making it better and he‘s just not getting over it as quickly as he has other colds. (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi @BethM he may end up needing tubes, my daughter had to have them like 2 or 3 times 2mo
BethM @Crazeedi I hope not. This is only the second time he‘s had ear issues and he‘ll be one in a few weeks. But this time is ROUGH and not quick to vacate the premises. (edited) 2mo
Avanders I‘m glad to hear he‘s doing a little better… it‘s so hard when they‘re so little !! 🥺🥺🥺 2mo
Crazeedi @BethM I think my Stephie was 18 months when she got her first, she ran horribly high fever, I'll pray for your son, that he gets better and stays earache free!! 2mo
BethM @Crazeedi thanks! 2mo
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Back to the dr today bc he‘s been getting progressively worse. They‘re thinking ears or sinuses. But in better news this morning we finished up book 700! #1000booksbeforekindergarten

Kayla.Adriena I love that challenge! And we love Goodnight Goon! Hope he gets better soon! Poor guy 2mo
Chrissyreadit Hope he feels better quickly! 2mo
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One more slot- who wants to join us? #lmpbc

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Last Letter from Juliet | Melanie Hudson
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This #lmpbc book has me enthralled! The snark, the humor, the strong women, the Harry potter reference!

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. Nope too much 💰 - especially now having to buy a house and replace a car in less than 6 months of each other- of course neither planned 🤦‍♀️
2. Ugh Facebook bc is never see some of my nieces and nephews otherwise. It‘s the devil though.
3. Baby snuggles and Harry Potter on audio for bad anxiety days!

Avanders ♥️♥️ Harry Potter on audio for anxiety sounds like the perfect fix! Hope you‘re feeling better 🤗 2mo
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Tuesday's Child | Louise Bagshawe
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1. Cozies every time
2. Cozies are relational and make you feel good. Crime novels are way too much like my day job to be an escape.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡📖 2mo
Callemarie Hi friend!!!!! Hope all is well!!!! ❤️❤️ 2mo
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