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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

Joined September 2016

Bisexual. Librarian. Writer. www.caseythecanadianlesbrarian.com
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Going to continue with my excellent work of reading the books l already own! Just finished Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi and now onto this uniquely structured feminist novel/memoir/play/self help book/whatever the heck it wants to be. #CanLit

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Odd, delightful, confusing. I just love Oyeyemi's voice and how she weaves these strange books that are like fairy tales and contemporary stories all at once. There were some parts of this story of 3 generations of women from a maybe fictional country that had me puzzled about what was happening and what significance there was, but also I loved the writing throughout. There's something being said here about immigration that I'm not catching too.

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Dear Sweet Pea | Julie Murphy
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Pretty cute so far! #Audiobooks #MiddleGrade

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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The perfect haunted house story with a perfect #audiobook narration by Bernadette Dunne. I love the subtextual queerness too. #QueerBooks #HalloweenReads

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Spending the day at home as I'm sick but I am excited to be in my new house my partner and I just bought and to start the latest Helen Oyeyemi book. I love her writing! This is a little glimpse of the backyard, where it is raining buckets as you can see.

Lindy I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. 😊 3d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Lindy Love the first chapter so far! 3d
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Mehso-so

What an odd little book this is. It's a bit horror, a lot bit satire, and a little slice of dystopian life of a current humanities academic. Edith Vane works at U of I and her job is supposed to be safe, what with tenure, but the new dean is evil, her colleague has gone mysteriously missing, and Crawley Hall, her building, seems to have developed sentience and is trying to kill everyone inside it. I admired but didn't always enjoy this novel.

charl08 I like the sound of this! 4d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @charl08 I hope you read and like it! 3d
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I should probably stop listening to this #audiobook alone in my big house eh? #HalloweenReads #AwesomeAudiobooks

Cathythoughts 😳 maybe so ! 6d
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The Daylight Gate | Jeanette Winterson
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Mehso-so

I'm not sure how I feel about this. For the most part it was pretty brutal and ugly, which is perhaps just the truth about a lot of life in England under the rule of King James I. Despite the interesting subject (the events leading up to real witch trials and execution in 1612) and Winterson's trademark spare writing, it never really grabbed me. I liked that Shakespeare had a cameo and that the main character was a real witch and queer though.

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The Home Library | Brander Matthews
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My partner and I just moved in to the very first house we've ever owned! So exciting!! We have like no furniture yet but of course I have unpacked a bunch of my books.

kamoorephoto Congrats on the house!! 👍🏼 6d
TheBookAddict Congrats, wishing you the best! We lived that life too. We didn‘t have furniture, but we had each other and our books. 🙂💕 6d
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @TheBookAddict Thanks! Yes, books and each other, the important things in life. 6d
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 6d
Ruthiella Exciting! 😀 6d
Lucy_Anywhere Congratulations! 6d
Lindy Congratulations! Where are you located now? 3d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Lindy thank you! In Nanaimo. 2d
Lindy @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Oh! Far from Vancouver. Enjoy island life! 2d
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This anthology of fantasy stories by trans femme writers was hit and miss for me, but there were a few stories that I loved. Perhaps not surprisingly, the ones by authors I already knew: Kai Cheng Thom and Casey Plett. But I also really liked "Undoing Vampirism" by Lilah Sturges and "Perisher" by Crystal Frasier. The editor introduces this book focusing on epic fantasy, but the stories I liked were the ones that did something different.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Went for an #audiowalk after dinner in this cool blustery October evening, the perfect accompaniment to this spooky #audiobook. I read this book about 3 years ago and loved it. It's a great Halloween season reread!

sprainedbrain Gorgeous photo! 2w
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The Daylight Gate | Jeanette Winterson
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I was going to read this book a bit before bed last night but then I remembered it's pretty scary. So I saved it for this morning! #QueerBooks #Horror

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The Hard Tomorrow | Eleanor Davis
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#BookMail! I'm excited to get this graphic novel about a 30-something activist trying to get pregnant while wondering about the ethics of bringing a kid into this world. #GraphicNovel

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Started reading this #queer #Canadian satire of academia with a touch of supernatural hauntedness on the ferry ride home this afternoon. So far it is definitely confirming my decision to leave academia many years ago. #QueerBooks

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New Ink on Life | Jennie Davids
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I would never read and strongly dislike asshole alpha male characters in romance novels, so why would I want to put up with a lesbian version? MJ is just a total jerk to everyone including her employees and is bordering on sexual harassment with Cassie who is supposed to be her future love interest. Plus, casual bisexual erasure. No thank you. #QueerBooks #Romantsy

xicanti I was really excited for this book—until I read a sample and saw all the things you mentioned. Blah. 3w
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I haven't written anything for Book Riot for so long but I'm back with this list of #QueerBooks! #LGBTQBooks #GayYA https://bookriot.com/2019/09/27/fall-2019-bisexual-and-lesbian-ya/

Tonton Great, thanks so very much for the list! 4w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Tonton Hope you find a great read on it! 4w
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Do you think I can read only #queer #HalloweenReads from now until October 31st? I'm gonna try!! #QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks #GayYA #YA #Horror 🎃🦇👻🧙‍♀️🧛‍♂️

SincerelyWinona Okay, now I need a list of queer Halloween reads. This sounds like the perfect October. 4w
Branwen I love this book! So fierce and beautiful! 😍 4w
Clare-Dragonfly That sounds like a great plan! 4w
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This #queer spooky #HalloweenRead graphic novel is full of beautiful art and an unsettling, sexy story about a vampire lady who lives in a castle who is visited by another lady who is half human, half cat. If this sounds weird, that's because it is. As my sister said when she read it: "I loved it, but I'm not sure I understood it." Definitely worth a reread. ????‍♀️?‍♂️? #QueerBooks #Comics #GraphicNovel

lele1432 I just recently ran across her other one. The artwork looked beautiful. 1mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @lele1432 Yeah, Through the Woods is so good! 1mo
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Spooky queer Halloween read by the fire tonight! #QueerBooks

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So excited about this #spooky #Halloween read! #QueerBooks

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Small Change | Roan Parrish
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This book is everything I have ever wanted in a #romance! Ginger is a queer cynical tattoo artist who owns her own shop in Philadelphia. Her whole life she's had to fight for who she is. Christopher is a happy-go-lucky redhead who's just opened a sandwich shop. I loved how it gender flipped the usual dynamics of nurturing woman who brings the man out of his shell. I also loved how integrated Ginger was in the queer community despite dating a guy.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Also, this book is incredible as an #audiobook. The voice actress has a really sexy voice. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #Romantsy 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly A bisexual main character set in Philly?! Gimme! 1mo
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My weekends are Sunday and Monday, so I am enjoying my "Sunday" morning on my porch with tea, granola, and a new #QueerBook of fantasy short stories by trans femme writers. #TransBooks

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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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An incredible book! While it started lighter, with Bridget Jones-esque dry wit about (lesbian) dating life in London, the tone went darker as it explored Julia's first relationship with a woman. This girlfriend turns out to be controlling and emotionally abusive. It's painful to watch, which is a testament to Davies' writing. I also loved the friends, family, and job portions of the book. It had me laughing out loud throughout. Highly recommended!

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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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Reading this book on my covered back porch since it is somehow raining and sunny at the same time. Also, this book is going somewhere dark, the woman Julia is dating is showing classic signs of an emotionally abusive partner. #QueerBooks

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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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This book is awesome and hilarious! It's making me laugh out loud like every other page. #QueerBooks

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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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Reading and lunch! I laughed out loud at this:

"Nevertheless, [Leon and I] stayed together, right up until he dumped me just after graduation because he wanted to 'travel the world' and be 'free of ties'. He moved to Peckham three months later and started a graduate training scheme in management consultancy."

#QueerBooks

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I really liked this book, but didn't love it as I was hoping. I guess that happens when you have super high expectations! This had all the elements right: diverse, complex characters with emotional depths; modern, leftist politics (like, when was the last time a hetero romance casually included a queer woman of colour and mentioned the existence of nonbinary people?); fun concept of dating app world but.... Still highly recommend! #Romantsy

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Small Change | Roan Parrish
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Omg, this #audiobook narrator has such a sexy voice. Also I'm pretty sure I'm gonna love this book. #Romantsy

Soubhiville You had me at sexy voice. I‘m going to have to check it out! 2mo
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Mostly Dead Things | Kristen Arnett
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I thought I would love this book, but I guess not! It's just not pulling me in. #QueerBooks

Branwen I bailed on this one too! Just couldn't connect to any of the characters or the story. 😖 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Branwen Glad it's not just me! 2mo
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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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Hanging out in the park with my pooch and a comic! #DogsOfLitsy

llawela Loooove saga! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Love Saga ! What a cutie !🐶 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @llawela I can't believe it's going to be so long until the next volume!! 2mo
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Book and lunch! Mmm tacos and romance. #Romantsy

Tamra Looks so yummy! 2mo
IvoryLunatic That looks like the perfect Saturday! 2mo
llawela Did you make those?? If so, willing to share the recipe? 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @llawela I wish I had the recipe! Alas they were from a cafe. 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @IvoryLunatic I work on Saturdays and this perfect lunch break almost made it okay. 2mo
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Book and dinner!

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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This was a super fun #romcom that also takes on a more serious tone and themes in the last third. Olive and Ethan are the siblings of a recently married couple who end up going on their honeymoon due to the newlyweds getting food poisoning. Olive, unfortunately, has hated Ethan ever since he silently judged her with fatphobia. They constantly bicker if they're together. Of course, it turns out he didn't, they are a great match, etc. #Romantsy

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The Stars Are Legion | Kameron Hurley
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Well ultimately this #sciencefiction novel was disappointing. I appreciate the very unique world-building and the fact that casually all the characters are (queer) women, but in the end I just didn't enjoy this very much? You're kept in the dark for 9/10ths of the book with this character who lost her memory and by the time you find out the twist, it was too late for me to care. I also never connected with any of the characters. #QueerBooks

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Yes!!! I thought I had weeks to get this #audiobook again (I had to return it before I was done), but I just got a "skip-the-line" 7-day copy from my library. And the Libby app even remembered where I was! #LitsyLovesLibraries #Romantsy

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Hmm, I have mixed feelings about this #audiobook #mystery. On the one hand, it was deliciously creepy and dark, plus I loved the closed space of being set on an island. On the other hand, I feel like Christie broke the contract between mystery reader and author with the way that the mystery unfolds and the killer is revealed. You can't give the reader false information and then explain later how what was described didn't actually happen.

kgriffith I think there are two very distinct kinds of mysteries: ones where you‘re given enough information to at least have a hunch so you feel very smart if you‘re right when all is revealed, and ones where there‘s at least one piece you could never have thought up so you‘re guaranteed to be surprised by the ending. I‘m generally angry about the latter, but this one was just so damned good that I forgave her 😊 Now I want to re-read it! 2mo
shanaqui I keep wondering if I'll spot new clues if I read it again! 2mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Well this is described as Buffy meets Jane Austen, which is like everything I've ever wanted. Hope it lives up to my expectations!

SW-T I loved it! Hadn‘t heard that description before. 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @SW-T Good to hear! 2mo
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Two ARCs from one of my favourite publishers, Arsenal Pulp Press. An anthology of poetry by self-identified sex workers (many of whom are also queer) and non-binary storyteller Ivan Coyote's latest collection of stories. #QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks

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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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Latest library read, supposed to be like a queer Bridget Jones, with some more serious themes. Haven't started it yet, but I'm excited! #QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks

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Fun to see the whole gang one more time (Kitty! So cheeky and mischievous. Peter Kavinsky! Dreamy and full of himself. Margot! Grown up, responsible, and having sex. Chris! Bad girl going traveling.) It didn't really have much going for it plot-wise... there wasn't really any narrative tension? But I kinda didn't mind since I love the characters and it was fun to see how everyone was doing in Lara Jean's senior year. Great #audiobook narration!

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian And how could I forget, Stormy!!!!!! 2mo
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Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian is going to be part of the Library of Congress's LGBTQ web archives!! My little queer Canadian book blog is a part of history!! #QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks

MCYmermaid 💜💙💚💛🧡❤️💗❣️ 2mo
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TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 2mo
LogiKitty Wow! Major congrats to you my dear 😘 2mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Thanks everyone! 2mo
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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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Meh, I am not interested in any of these characters and the man and woman had an initial interaction that felt kinda sexist. #Romantsy

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New Alisha Rai book!! Tbh, I'm bummed they made it a trade paperback (more expensive!) and used an animated cover (I loved the covers of the Forbidden Hearts series and it seems like they're trying to make it not look like a "romance"). But I'm still excited! #Romantsy

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Hot Dog Girl | Jennifer Dugan
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Such a cute sweet #queer rom com! #Bisexual Elouise lives in a small town that revolves around an old nostalgic amusement where all the teens have summer jobs. Teens include her crush Nick, her lesbian BFF Seeley, and Jessa the park princess / Nick's gf. Elouise is trying one last time to get Nick's attention and to save the park when she learns it's being closed. Including fake dating Seeley. A bit melodramatic and angsty, but to be expected?

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Death Threat | Vivek Shraya
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Not surprising since this is by the versatile, multi-talented artist Vivek Shraya, but this graphic memoir is completely unique and unlike anything I've read before. Shraya turns an experience of internet hate mail into a moving, complex short book with bright, evocative illustrations by Ness Lee. #QueerBooks #GraphicNovels

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Hot Dog Girl | Jennifer Dugan
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So are the two queer girl BFFs who have now entered a fake relationship gonna fall for each other?? This is a genuine question I don't know which way this love square (is that the term for a love triangle with four people?) is gonna go! #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #GayYA #LGBTQBooks

Emilymdxn I‘ve never seen any representation for bisexuals in hot dog costumes before 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖(yup my first anniversary present from my current partner was a hot dog costume) 2mo
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This is a super fun historical queer romance with an excellent #audiobook narration! My second book by Cat Sebastian but certainly not my last. Georgie is a #bisexual swindler with a conscience raised in poverty, Lawrence is a gruff reluctant earl who's dealing with some mental health suff and internalized homophobia. When Georgie shows up at Lawrence's crumbling estate posing as his new secretary, sparks fly. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks

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Since my loan time ran out on the last #Romantsy #audiobook I was listening to (The Unhoneymooners by Cristina Lauren), I started this #queer one by Cat Sebastian in the meantime and it is also great! #QueerBooks

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Damnit, I let this e-audiobook loan from the library expire and now I have to wait 12 weeks to get it again!! #Romantsy

Prairiegirl_reading I hate when that happens. It took me so long to get through Washington Black for this reason!! 3mo
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Death Threat | Vivek Shraya
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Just moved into a new shared house in a new city for a new job! I still have most of my books stored at my old place where my partner is still temporarily living, but these are the ones I brought with me so far. I haven't read any of these mostly #QueerBooks yet!

SW-T Congratulations! Best wishes on the new place and the new job. Hope your partner gets to join you soon so you can explore and learn your new city together. 🙂 3mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @SW-T Thank you! Yes, I'm excited for him to be here to explore together! 3mo
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