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BethwithBooks

BethwithBooks

Joined May 2016

Librarian of all trades, knitter of all things, drinker of fine teas, reader of questionable books.
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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
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Golden Hour | Beatriz Williams
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Delightful twist. Greatly enjoyed. Beatriz Williams remains one of my favorite authors to read on steamy summer days.

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler

I have been avoiding Litsy because I have been in a wicked reading slump... and apparently that was exactly the wrong thing to do because as soon as I came back to Litsy I was like ahhhh look at all these amazing things I want to read!!! Started the audio book of this last night and I am loving it so far.

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 9mo
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Not to brag but....

CouronneDhiver Brag away 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
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The Poky Little Puppy | Janette Sebring Lowrey
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Scored these incredible copies of some Big Golden Books at a book sale this week! The illustrations are so vibrant on the large scale!

tpixie Fun! 11mo
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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In honor of my BOTM September pick I knit a mermaid tail bookmark 🧜‍♀️

hermyknee I love that! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 12mo
BookwormAHN So cute 🧜🏼‍♀️ 12mo
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Schnoebs That is the cutest thing! 12mo
sprainedbrain That is adorable! 😍 11mo
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer

Just watched the Netflix movie and I thought they did a good job with everything ... except the kiss at the end! What the heck was that?!

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I knit mini (ornament sized) sweaters inspired by Mrs. Weasley‘s Christmas jumpers and I just got my first request for a Slytherin one... not sure how Mrs. Weasley would feel about it... but I‘m pretty pleased with how it came out.

bookandcat Omg do you sell these online??!? I would so buy one 12mo
LazyDays Looks great! 12mo
BethwithBooks @bookandcat I do! Etsy.com/shop/whatwoolbe Just use the Wizard sweater listing and the message feature to let me know what you‘d like! (edited) 12mo
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Tanisha_A So cute! 12mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook So adorable! 12mo
Linsy This is amazing!!! What an amazing idea! 🐍 (edited) 12mo
JoScho 💚💚💚 12mo
BethwithBooks Thanks everyone! 12mo
Karkar This is too cute! 12mo
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Opened this book for the first time since vacation and a lot of North Carolina fell out

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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Everyone is napping before dinner and I should be too - but I can‘t seem to pass up any moment to read this book!

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Hit this mile stone yesterday! A give-away with be forthcoming to celebrate!

JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 13mo
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 13mo
RebelReader ❤️🎊🙌🏻 13mo
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Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 13mo
Suzze Woo hoo! ✌🏾✌🏾 13mo
Jas16 🎉📚👏 13mo
AsYouWish YAY!!!! Congrats!!!! 📚🎉📖🎊 13mo
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O.M.G. THE POSTSCRIPT 😱😡😰

BethwithBooks @JessNevertheless you‘re responsible for pushing me over to a 5000 litfluence!!!! I‘d love to send you a little thank you prize if you‘d email me your address (bjarret@mwa.org) 13mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I swear I just ran into Homegoods for some dipping oil... and somehow left without oil but with this new reading chair 😍

Tanisha_A This be so pretty! 😍 13mo
GypsyKat Love it! 13mo
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AmyG Love the color. Wishing you many happy hours of reading in your new chair! 13mo
JoScho Oh it is great though! 13mo
QuietlyLaura Love the chair! 13mo
RebelReader That happens to me when I go to Target too! 🤣 13mo
BethwithBooks Thanks everyone! I just couldn‘t resist!! 13mo
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I love subtle geekery. It feels like a secret language when someone else notices, recognizes or catches on. As such - I‘m obsessed with this Alex and Ani snitch wrap ring 💍😍

RadicalReader @BethwithBooks simply stunning snitch wrap ring never seen anything more beautiful 13mo
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Litsy is truly the best place!! Thank you @glitterkitty459 I love the bookmark!!

Tanisha_A That bookmark! 👌😍 13mo
glitterkitty459 @BethwithBooks You're so welcome!! 😊😘📚 13mo
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Our feral Library cat showed up with kittens today and I‘m dying 😍😻

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Librarian lady day with one of the best (who isn‘t on Litsy yet 🤨)

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Did anyone else find the narrator of the audiobook to be a bit robotic sounding? I‘m getting used to it but it occasionally still catches me.

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Holy dear sweet goodness sake... if I were taking a shot every time this narrator describes someone or something as “hard boiled” I would be dead.

It almost ruining this book for me.

Miss_Shush Are you also craving egg salad? 13mo
BethwithBooks I was considering deviled eggs 🥚 13mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
Mehso-so

This was very nearly a DNF for me. But after a long break and several other books, I came back and finished it and I‘m glad I did. I still don‘t know how I feel about it over all. When I started I couldn‘t put it down and then it got really dark and I couldn‘t pick it up. It‘s an interesting perspective and I think definitely worth reading... but it may be a bit of a challenge. Trigger warnings galore.

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Not sure how the culinary forefathers would feel about my dinner choice, but I‘m quite pleased

Samplergal Yummy! Haven‘t had those in a while! 13mo
OrangeMooseReads Mmm onion rings 🤤 sounds better than arugula lol 13mo
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🏅🎖🏆 This book was silly and ridiculous and delightful and I hope Joe Biden reads it.

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Our break room is under construction so we‘ve been using one of the residences ... I‘m quite going to miss this sun room nook. I love reading in a sunroom darkened by thunderstorms listening to the rain 🌧 (as is the case today)

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Couldn‘t resist this one any longer 🕵️‍♀️🔎

BibliOphelia I don‘t blame you! 😍😂 14mo
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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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My reading “nook” this morning until it gets too hot - should near 100 degrees today ☀️

RebelReader I‘m reading Summer Wives right now too! Are you enjoying it? 14mo
BethwithBooks @RebelReader I am!! I am not tearing through it as quickly as I did 100 Summers because I feel like there are a lot of details to pay attention to but I‘m enjoying it so far. Are you?! 14mo
RebelReader @BethwithBooks I love her novels so I am. I save them up so I have several yet to read. 14mo
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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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Does anyone else queue up their next read when they‘re getting close to the end of their current read?

Lissa00 Yes! Always. 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love to see people reading Beatriz 💚💚💚💚 and yes!!! (edited) 14mo
LorieL Oh yes! I almost always have my next book on deck! 📚 14mo
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Samplergal Or three.... 14mo
BethwithBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I adore her!! And I live in/near where her books tend to be set which is always an added draw for me! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BethwithBooks I‘m jealous!!! That‘s so awesome! 14mo
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Tonight I am thankful for the rain, this book, and the time to read it.

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Storied Life of A. J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin
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Unpopular opinion alert 🚨

This book was only just ok for me. It‘s a pick. I liked it. But I don‘t feel compelled to talk about it analyze it or tell everyone I know they have to read it. It was enjoyable enough and a quick read but I dunno maybe I was just expecting more. I may have fallen victim to the hype and expectations.

rubyslippersreads I kind of felt the same way. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
Leelee.reads I bailed on this one 😬 Didn‘t hate it...just didn‘t ever get into it and finally gave up. 1y
BethwithBooks @Leelee.reads if I wasn‘t doing it on audio I may have done the same 🤷‍♀️ 1y
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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@RealLifeReading

I was going to cross off gardening ... and then I realized I listened to the Storied Life of A.J. Fickery while planting basil like 3 hours ago 😂 once I start I‘m never not listening unless I‘m working ... most things crossed off are simply things I don‘t do!

Also play around on social media and as I fall asleep 😴 but these are great!

BethwithBooks ****except for shower 🚿 I promise I shower I just have a hard time hearing the book over the water 1y
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Really enjoyed this audio book!

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Sitting in my car listening to to this on audio because I‘d don‘t want to bother the buns whiles they‘re munching dinner and opening my car door would surely terrify them

Amabear Best excuse to read Iv ever seen 😂😍 1y
BethwithBooks @Amabear Any excuse 😂 1y
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Bachelorette #1 | Jennifer O'Connell

Away for a bachelorette weekend ... everyone is still sleeping and I forgot to bring a book 😩

DivaDiane Oh no!! How could that happen?! Get Serial Reader right now! It‘s an app for your phone. (edited) 1y
readordierachel Oh no! Hate when that happens. Do you have a reading app on your phone? 1y
readordierachel @DivaDiane I was typing the same thing 😆 1y
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DivaDiane @ReadOrDieRachel Great minds think alike!! 😂 1y
BethwithBooks I found a bookshelf in the house! It was all cooking books but I‘m learning a lot about the Whole 30! 1y
Miss_Shush Oof. Hope you are somewhere fun! (Preferably near bookstores) 1y
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Making Moves: A Handbook of Transitional Services in Rochester, NY and the Monroe County Area | Monroe County Library System (Rochester, N.Y.). Extension Department
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1. I have lost count... but when I was living in New York I moved 3 times in 2 years so that was fun.

2. I moved to Greece for Study Abroad (if that counts that wins-otherwise England was my farthest move)

3. At least 20 boxes (all the moves have limited accrual 😆).

4. I see more moves in the future (though hopefully not for a bit)

5. I have never hired movers (shout-out to my friends and family 💪🤣)

@JoScho

JoScho Wow 20 boxes of books 😊 1y
BethwithBooks @JoScho I guess it would depend on the size of the boxes but I usually pack them kind of small because books get heavy fast lolol 1y
JoScho They get so heavy! 1y
Miss_Shush I forgot you studied in Greece-so cool! 1y
BethwithBooks @Miss_Shush I miss it every day 1y
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Summer Science ***GIVEAWAY*** 🔬🔭⚗️

High School Science - Loved or Hated??

Let me know by Sunday 6/10/2018 to be entered into a drawing for these two books!

U.S. only (Sorry 😔) #giveaway

glitterkitty459 I'd like to enter! I loved/still love science!! 👩‍🔬🔬❤️ 1y
BethwithBooks All yours @glitterkitty459 !!! 🎉🔬 Email me your address at bjarret@mwa.org and they‘ll be heading your way! 1y
glitterkitty459 @BethwithBooks Just sent you an email Thank you!!😊🎉 1y
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Mehso-so

I was pretty over this by the end. The feud was tiresome and repetitive. And the extreme detail, such as naming attendees at parties, award shows and events, while interesting in the beginning left me saying “who cares” by the middle especially since the list seldom varied.

RadicalReader @BethwithBooks love your username so cute and creative!! 1y
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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Today has been a day and this week has been a week filled with things both natural and intentional, both public and personal. I don‘t have words and I don‘t have answers but I do have love and laughter and light and if anyone else needs a quick reprieve in the form of literary humor I recommend this link:

https://lithub.com/literary-classics-retold-as-two-panel-comics/

Miss_Shush Thanks for sharing. Be well, friend 1y
sprainedbrain I needed something like this! Thanks for sharing. ❤️ 1y
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Does this look like anyone else‘s summer reading list??
https://lithub.com/the-ultimate-summer-books-preview/
I was lucky enough to pick up a bunch of these titles at the BookExpo this week (though I missed a few too 😣)

Trying to decide if I should start with Fruit of the Drunken Tree or Summer Wives 🤔

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Me: I was really restrained at #bea18
Also me: ...

Reecaspieces Yes you were....I am proud? 😂 1y
BethwithBooks @Reecaspieces I am sore 🤣 1y
Miss_Shush Ooh, nice haul! 1y
Reecaspieces @BethwithBooks alllllll over sore!!! 1y
RivendellMom Nicely done 1y
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I've Got My Eyes on You | Mary Higgins Clark
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The incomparable Mary Higgins Clark

britt_brooke Awesome! 1y
BookaholicNatty Fantastic picture!!!! 1y
ladym30 Great photo!! 1y
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A Town Divided by Christmas | Orson Scott Card
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PSA - Orson Scott Card is a truly delightful human 😍📚

Miss_Shush You ware winning the conference! 1y
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Best swag of BEA so far!! - Are You There God it‘s me Margarita Koozie. As the proud owner of Tequila Mockingbird and Gone with the Gin - I could not pass this up 🍸

RadicalReader @BethwithBooks what has been your most anticipated read of 2018? 1y
BethwithBooks @RadicalReader on the fiction front I am all about Beatriz Williams Summer Wives or the new Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered. For nonfiction I‘m really excited about the curse of the Boyfriend sweater (which came out recently) and Born Criminal by Angelica Shirley Carpenter 1y
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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams

When you‘re so enamored with Beatriz Williams you forget to take a photo 🤦‍♀️ #bea18

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 1y
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Mischief managed! got to meet Brian Selznick and have him sign a cover art poster

mom2bugnbee WONDERFUL! He's one of my auto-buy authors. Such wonderful talent! 1y
mrp27 So awesome! 1y
tonyahoswalt So jealous! 1y
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Listening to this on audio - less than halfway through and already the feud has become tedious and repetitive but I am finding the descriptions and details of old Hollywood fascinating

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New Girl in Town | Julia DeVillers
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Hey everyone my dear friend and fellow librarian @Miss_Shush is new to Litsy!! Let‘s show her some classic Litsy welcoming love!!! 📚❤️🎉

CocoReads Thanks for the tag @reecaspieces welcome @Miss_Shush I‘d add @BarbaraTheBibliophage @CoverToCoverGirl @theresidentromantic @JoScho @cinfhen and ...more. This is the best place on the Internet and everyone here is so wonderful 1y
KathyWheeler Welcome to Litsy, @Miss_Shush . From a fellow librarian. 1y
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SilversReviews Welcome!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy @Miss_Shush !!!! 🎉📚🙌🏻💗🎊 1y
JoScho Thanks for the tag @CocoReads 😘 welcome to Litsy @Miss_Shush I hope you love Litsy❤️ 1y
theresidentromantic Thanks for the tag @CocoReads What a cute name!! I hope you'll love it here too!! 1y
Cinfhen Welcome @Miss_Shush can‘t wait to see your posts! And thanks for the tag @CocoReads 😁 1y
RebelReader Welcome @Miss_Shush to a reader‘s paradise! ❤️👍🏻🍾📚 1y
MicheleinPhilly Welcome @Miss_Shush! A+ user name! 1y
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @Miss_Shush 1y
MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @Miss_Shush ! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Fellow librarian 😎🙌🏻. 1y
BibliOphelia Welcome! 1y
Miss_Shush Oh my goodness I feel like a celebrity-hi everyone and thanks for the love Beth! 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Welcome @Miss_Shush to Litsy .. you‘re going to love this amazing community filled with generous, caring and supportive book lovers. Thanks for the tag @CocoReads 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CocoReads Thanks for the intro! @Miss_Shush Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
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What the Librarian Did | Karina Bliss
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Made some organizational inserts for my card file craft drawers 🗄👩‍🎨

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The man of the house took me on a relaxing weekend get-away to celebrate finishing my thesis and turning 30 all in the same week and I finally got to visit this bar in a bookstore that I have been talking about for years!!

Thndrstd Congratulations! 1y
BethwithBooks @Thndrstd thank you!! 1y
Bookladylinda Congratulations! And Happy Birthday!!! 🎈🎊🎁🎂🎉 1y
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Chrissyreadit Enjoy! 1y
Jas16 Congratulations and Happy Birthday 🎈🎉🎂 1y
Miss_Shush Love that place and all of Hudson-glad you enjoyed! 1y
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T-minus two weeks til Thesis is due!! Logging into Litsy to plump up my TBR in anticipation ... bring on the book recs!!! 🤩📚

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I figured the day I ate duck heart gravy was a good day to start this book from my TBR pile. On a mini vacation for a friend‘s wedding and I‘m squeezing in all the reading I can!
T-minus one month til Thesis is due!!

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This may be my first post-grad, leisure reading present to myself read. 6 more weeks!!

Lacythebookworm I love the sound of this one! 1y
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The Public Library: A Photographic Essay | Ann Patchett, Bill Moyers, Robert Dawson
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Thank you so much to all who have shared and tagged and taken they survey ❤️❤️❤️ I appreciate you all so much and can not wait to return in full force to this community in the summer. There is still plenty of time to take the survey of you haven‘t yet but would like to! Love Love Love and thanks 🙏❤️📚

Survey can be accessed here: https://worcester.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dilnfQB6kXSVCwl

Copwithabook I can‘t wait to see what you discover! I‘d be very interested in reading your paper. 1y
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