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Bookgoil

Joined May 2016

Dog mom, librarian, book and coffee lover.
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Moving Day | Ralph Fletcher
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Oh look is that my new house ❤️ I‘ll be spending July in my new house unpacking while listening to all these audiobooks! I can‘t wait to give it the Kristen touch! #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #13!! Love Evelyn! 💚 5h
LibrarianRyan cute! 4h
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! A new house is so exciting - and I LOVE unpacking and organizing!!! 2h
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Small Town Pride | Phil Stamper
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I broke my book buying ban to shop my independent book stores sale this past week and for some mental health moments and caught up with my favorite bookseller. Bought all queer lit and mostly middle grade lit to donate when I‘m done to my new library! So excited for August but first I need to move… these are already packed but I got one pretty pic before!

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Letters | Henry James
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I‘ve been writing up a storm #litsylove friends and will send these out next week with my new address starting July 1st (hopefully, if we ever set a closing date 😅) I feel like buying a house has been quite the experience. Everyone tells me how lucky and easy this has been and I‘m like why does it feel chaotic and crazy then? 🤣😂 also try not to quit your job in the middle of buying a house… lesson learned but had to be done lol.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Kappadeemom I just moved too…3 months later I‘m finally feeling settled 2w
Bookgoil @Kappadeemom I feel like I‘ve been waiting all year to move so I‘m hoping it doesn‘t take that long to settle 🤣 1w
UwannaPublishme Wishing you a smooth and stress-free move! 🤗 1w
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Life of Melody | Mari Costa
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My last queer graphic novel recommendation post for Pride Month! All of these are wonderful and I believe appropriate for middle grades. I love seeing so many new books coming out featuring so many characters and such diversity in graphic literature!

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Operatic | Kyo Maclear
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So happy to add to my rainbow the next two days with some middle grade graphic novels, I love seeing more queer rep at this age level and all of these were fabulous reads!

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Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms | Crystal Frasier
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Blue is today‘s color and full of some great YA graphic novels. Cheer Up especially surprised me since I don‘t usually LOVE cheerleading books but this one was simply amazing not only for queer themes but body positive ones as well. Such a great book as were the rest of these ones.

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Boys Run the Riot 1 | Keito Gaku
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Green today on my rainbow of sharing great Pride Graphic novels. The one tagged is an ongoing manga series and the rest are standalones.

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The Backstagers #1 | James Tynion IV
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Another round up of awesome Pride graphic novels! Have you read any of these?

LiteraryinLawrence The Check Please series is awesome! 💗💗 2w
BookHoarder32 Check Please and Bloom ❤️ 2w
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Mooncakes | Suzanne Walker
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Continuing with my rainbow of graphic novels to check out during Pride month. Mooncakes I love so much I own two copies of it!

Clwojick Loved Mooncakes! 2w
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Here are some pride themed graphic novels I would recommend, I‘ll be sharing more over the next few days ❤️🌈 #graphicnovel

Bookzombie I have read Patience and Esther, but will have to look for the others. 🙂 2w
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Junebug | Alice Mead
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#bfc2022 @wanderinglynn

I did pretty good in May I found a house and a job and started to eat better but I need to work on keeping up with my exercises.

My focus this month is surviving the stress of moving and closing.

Bklover Good luck to you! New job and new home at the same time is a lot! If you get overwhelmed try to think about six months from now when this is all not so new. Congratulations to you!!!! 3w
MoonWitch94 What a month you had in May! Congratulations on new home & new job! Best wishes for June! 3w
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Wolfsong | Tj Klune
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I read 43 books last month in May and had so many good reads but some huge standouts were as follows:

Not Your Sidekick
Wolfsong
Peter Darling
The Hourglass Throne
Phoenix Extravagant
the Book of Night
Delilah Green Doesn‘t Care
Darius the Great Deserves Better

Graphic novels/Manga
The All Nighter
Komi Can‘t Communicate v 1
The Elle‘s

What a great month of reading so many books made an impact on me!

AmyG Wow! That‘s half a year for me. 🎉 3w
Bookgoil @AmyG lots of audio and graphic novels ❤️ 3w
Clwojick Yessss! Elle(s)! 3w
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Well beyond moving which is it‘s own adventure, I can officially say I‘m now going to be a Middle School Librarian next year and so excited for this new role in a district that seems so amazing! It felt good to a resign from a job that has drained my mental health the past few years and move on to newer and better things. ❤️

catiewithac Congratulations!!! 4w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
JackOBotts Congratulations! 🍾🥂 4w
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CaitZ Congratulations! 🎉📚📚🎉 4w
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 4w
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 4w
zezeki Congrats! 🥳🥳 4w
Tamra Yay!! 4w
fredamans Congratulations! 4w
Megabooks Congratulations!! 4w
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So sorry #litsylove friends I‘ve been a bit unresponsive and piling up letters this month as I figure out closing dates and interviewing for new jobs and just being crazy in general. This is what most of my rooms looks like, half filled with boxes now. We move at the end of June so I‘ll hopefully catch up and send the new address out then! Should hear officially about my new job soon 😊 had two great interviews.

robinb Congratulations and best wishes on your move and new job!! 🎉🎉🎉 4w
catiewithac Wishing you all the best!!! You deserve it!!! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 🏡 4w
TheLudicReader Good luck with everything. 4w
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Junebug | Cherie Doyen
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Here‘s my list for June for #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Nutmegnc Good reads!! I‘ve been looking at Radio Silence!! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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Needle and Thread | David Pinckney
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Had a great reading day Sunday, needed to decompress from Saturday and just sat and dug into some great graphic novels and finished one of my cozy books on audio. #marvellousmay @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds a great day. 1mo
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Flea Market Magic | Bella Falls
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I‘ll definitely need to be reading next week so I‘m glad for this @Andrew65

I‘ll be finishing up my cozy series I tagged here and then I have no clue I‘ve been mood reading all month.

I have a life celebration for my neighbor who passed from COVID a few months ago on Saturday and then hoping to read a lot to keep my mind happy as I also wait for call backs for interviews I had this week.

#marvellousmay

Andrew65 Sorry to hear about your neighbour, we lost my wife‘s mother to COvID.

Good luck with the Readathon 😊
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The Last Sun | K. Edwards
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I read 45 books last month! Go me!

My faves:
The Last Sun
The Hanged Man
Across a Field of Starlight
This Poison Heart
Throne breakers

And rereading Heartstopper v1 & 2

I read a ton of good books and my mood reading is really working for me!

sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! 2mo
Alfoster Wow! Go you!👏👊❤️ 2mo
Nutmegnc 😱🎉👏 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wowser!!! 👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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May Day | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#bfc2022 @wanderinglynn

I did really good in April, I‘m surprised - I did gain weight but for all my goals I‘m really feeling like mental health and pain I‘m getting things in order. I‘d like to keep motivated about jobs and moving and just keep up while adding some healthier foods to my diet.

Bookwormjillk Congratulations on finishing PT and good luck on the job search! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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May Day | Jess Lourey
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Forgot to post my May #bookspin #bookspinbingo list almost! Got so caught up in my April reads!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Starting my #readathon #deweyapril off with some coffee and a sweet breakfast as I start a graphic novel.

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Ravenous | MarcyKate Connolly
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My TBR for #deweyapril #readathon is anyone else participating?

Bookworm04 I just signed up don‘t know if done it right. My first one. Do we just hash tag the readathon as we read 2mo
Bookgoil @Bookworm04 yes 🙌 they use many platforms so you can do distracted reading if you like and check those out too. they may have a place to put completed books on the website too and some activities throughout the day 2mo
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Seriously love the book to tv adaptation so much and the sister… spot on 🤣.

Nutmegnc It‘s amazing!!! 2mo
BarbaraJean It‘s sooo good!!! 2mo
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April Showers | Trey Branson
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Hoping to get some good news about closing dates soon so slowly packing and going through stuff this month! Started last month but want to up it as we get closer!

#bfc2022
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And good luck with the move. 3mo
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March | Geraldine Brooks
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Well I only missed two books last month from my list so I did pretty good and I finished both my #bookspin and #doublespin reads! Hoping to work on my April bingo board today ❤️ #bookspinbingo

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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Way of Shadows | Brent Weeks
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I read 34 books in March and some were quite chunky! My fave was definitely the Night Angel Trilogy - I highly suggest the full cast that Hoopla offers in two parts. Probably my next fave was Artemis such a cool sci fi book and then the Poppy War books and Last Night at the Telegraph Club.

I‘ve decided to officially give up on Maas after reading the disaster that is ACOSF.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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April Showers | George Shannon
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Here‘s my list for April‘s #bookspin #bookspinbingo hoping I get to them all this month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting another wonderful #20in4 #readathon I plan to read a lot as my husband works this weekend and it seems to be gloomy here in the Midwest!

I‘m hoping to listen to a lot of audio and maybe get to my stack of graphic novels! ❤️

CoffeeNBooks It's been gloomy here the past few days, too- perfect reading weather! 3mo
Bookgoil @CoffeeNBooks exactly!!! 3mo
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And look I made a Bingo Board early 😅 for once. #bookspinbingo #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Crownchasers (Crownchasers, #1) | Rebecca Coffindaffer
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I‘m a little behind posting this. I managed a few bingos and both my #bookspin and #doublespin in February. Pretty good for a crazy month!

#bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 3mo
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My March Goals are a bit different as I‘m on a leave from work and hoping to get organized for our move in a few months and I feel like I‘ll get back to my sweets goal in the summer once all that is done. Now that I can move more I want to do more.

@wanderinglynn
#bfc2022

Allylu Good luck! I didn‘t think I would ever be able to give up sugar, but I haven‘t added sugar or had a real cookie, candy or cake since last August! What helps is that I have special chocolate food from Ideal Protein that I can eat and not sway from my protocol. I‘m almost at my goal of -50 lbs. We‘ll see what happens next. 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 🎉 And great goals for March 🍀 4mo
bnp Good luck with the organizing. And way to go in the PT! 4mo
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Life of Melody | Mari Costa
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Pretty sure I missed a book in this image 😅. I read 36 books in February. Pretty good with all that was going on, a good mix of graphic novels and audiobooks.

Standouts this month include: She who became the sun, Crownchasers, Winter‘s Orbit, If We Were Villains, and Life of Melody

See any of your favorites?

Nutmegnc 🙀🔥🔥🔥🍾🍾🎉🎉 4mo
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I made a hard choice this past month and I took a leave of absence from my job starting today. It‘s been a rough school year and I have the time to do it. There were tears and I‘ll miss it, but it‘s time to heal from all that has happened. I‘ll be using my time to read and catch up on my #litsylove letters and my other challenges.

Kdgordon88 I love this for you! So glad you get time to rest and restore! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Your smile 😊 looks great! Rest, read, relax,repeat!! Hugs to you! 4mo
Bookgoil Thank you @Kdgordon88 and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s been a breath of fresh air already not to have the stress 4mo
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re taking time for YOU! Rest, replenish and keep reading. ❤️ 4mo
Bookgoil @UwannaPublishme thanks 🙏 it‘s been much needed I realize 🥰 4mo
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My March list. I‘ll be off this whole month so I added some chunky books to my list! #bookspin #bookspinbingo

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Now I Rise | Kiersten White
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Working on the tagged book for #sharreadathon one of our #litsylove members that sadly passed on to honor her memory. @sharread

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
TheBookHippie ♥️ 4mo
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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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Thank you so much @Pageturner1 for the awesome swap package! The books are awesome and I cannot wait to wear the socks and use my new booksmarks and indulge in some sugar! I survived the day at work! #litsylovevalentineswap @rsteve388 #litsylove

Pageturner1 your welcome Kristen @Bookgoil , definitely need sugar after work. 4mo
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Kingdom of the Cursed | Kerri Maniscalco
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For my #weekendreading I‘m starting with Kingdom of the Cursed and then hoping to finish Winter‘s Orbit! ❤️

I have a lot of books I‘d love to read coming up but definitely those two!

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck and enjoy. 4mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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Thank you so much Keia for the wonderful little Vday gift!! Just what I needed today! #litsylove

Blerdgal_Fenix Just random love 💕 Happy VDay 5mo
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Inkmistress | Audrey Coulthurst
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Someone sent me a pretty book maybe from #litsylove but no note and just on a day I needed it.

I had to take Monday off due to stress from last week. We had a new student who melted down for nearly two hours in my space and I couldn‘t face the aftermath on Monday. I‘m glad I‘m seeing a therapist this year, it‘s been the best for my health.

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Traitor's Blade: Greatcoats 1 | Sebastien de Castell
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1. All of the above but I‘ll take any. Usually I don‘t get books but I‘ll get chocolate and flowers.

2. I‘m just recommending my tagged book Traitor‘s Blade it‘s a bromance that will make you laugh and anyone can enjoy it.

#two4Tuesday

Thanks @Pageturner1 for the tag! @TheSpineView

@catiewithac @AsYouWish

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤ 5mo
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January | Daniel Parker
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Bingo blackout for January! I‘m so proud! I finished both my #bookspin and #doublespin and my whole list. Hope I can keep it up for February! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Whoa! Way to go! 🤘😆🤘 5mo
Nutmegnc 😱😱😱🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Bookzombie That‘s awesome! 5mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
TheAromaofBooks YAY!!! Fabulous month!!! 5mo
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Inspirations | Paulo Coelho
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I did pretty good in January and I have some new goals for February.

I want to cut back on my sweets, work on family connections, we had a loss in January that made me feel like we need to connect more. I‘m starting by attending my niece‘s musical tonight.

I‘m taking new medicine and have an apt to check in next week. Continuing my PT and reading 35 or more books.

#bfc2022 @wanderinglynn

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻❤️ 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Keep up the great progress! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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Well I found my way to survive 2022 chaos and that‘s just read more 🤣. I read 63 books and had a lot of fun reading some shorter sillier books mixed in with some more serious books.

My standouts for the month were:
Iron Widow
Tidesong
This Is Ever After
Heartstopper v 4
Once Upon a Broken Heart
Beasts and Beauty

How was your January for reading?

TheSpineView Wow! You go girl!!💜📖💜📘💜 5mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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Pageturner1 yay! 😀 yours will be out soon! 5mo
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February | June Makle
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My February #bookspin list @TheAromaofBooks

Made with PicsArt

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Thanks @Professional_Book_Dragon for the #litsylove care package I definitely need as much help as possible lately. 🥰

Professional_Book_Dragon Oh I totally forgot the note that was supposed to go in. It‘s from Misty @alwaysaloverofbooks too! 5mo
Professional_Book_Dragon You are welcome! Sending prayers and hugs! 5mo
Bookgoil @Professional_Book_Dragon thanks I sort of figured it out by address 😂 5mo
Texreader How sweet!! That‘s awesome! 5mo
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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Gah I forgot to post this! Thanks @Gissy for this lovely #littlechristmasswap package! I can‘t wait to read this book and I love all the extra goodies and chocolate! @bookish_wookish

Gissy Nice that you liked it! I have my copy and I really want to read that book but someone told that there will be a sequel so I‘m waiting to see when the sequel is coming out. 5mo
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Whiskerella | Ursula Vernon
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I started off the month with 9 days off for Winter Break and then I gave myself a 5 day weekend because being at work for 3 days was so stressful with Covid, student behaviors and the loss of a coworker 💔. I‘ve been hiding in my books, between that, a supportive husband and therapy I‘m hoping to make it through the month.

DinoMom Sounds like a rough time. Sending some positive thoughts your way. 5mo
wanderinglynn Sending {hugs} and positive energy 💚 5mo
Bookzombie I‘m sorry that it‘s been so rough. Sending positive thoughts your way. 💕 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that school hasn't been any better after the break! 😭 5mo
Bookgoil @CoffeeNBooks I don‘t want to elaborate here but each day just got worse and worse 😅 I‘m sure I‘ll be explaining in a letter shortly. Hopefully next week is better (edited) 5mo
CoffeeNBooks @Bookgoil I just sent you an email. 🙂 5mo
kspenmoll I am so so sorry -sounds like a heartbreaking time for you. Hugs & 💕 💕 5mo
Bookgoil @kspenmoll thanks hon just taking every day one day at a time 5mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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It‘s been a bit of a week and I canceled my plans this weekend so a perfect time to start on my reading goals for #joyousjanuary #readathon @Andrew65

Hoping to finish 6-7 audiobooks this week, my kindle book and maybe 5 print books. I‘m off Monday so we‘ll see what I get done.

Starting with Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

TheBookHippie I agree it‘s been A WEEK. Happy Reading! 5mo
Andrew65 Wow! Awesome goals. 5mo
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