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Cheshirecat913

Cheshirecat913

Joined June 2017

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Challenges | Serge Lang
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#BFCR3 #bfc
Goals for Round 3

3 days a week 5k training plan
2 days a week yoga
5 days a week no snacking after 8 pm
3 books

Keeping the book count low right now because school is starting and I am teaching in a new district and grade this year so don't know how overwhelming it will be yet. I got three pictured graphic novels for lighter reading to start off with.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 3mo
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Canoeing: Outdoor Adventures | American Canoe Association
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#bfcr2 #justbookit
Check In Week 5

Yoga 2/2
Walks 3/4
Workouts 0/6
Books 4/3

I went canoeing pretty much all yesterday so didn't have the energy to check in. Had a fantastic time. Yoga has been great and adding some running to my walks, yay. The workouts have taken a back seat though.

@wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @Dragonfairykats @Chili @bookandcat @bewareofwords @Buchbeeg @Marmie7

jillannjohn That‘s beautiful! Great week! 👏👏 3mo
Chili Awesome week! Beautiful scenery! 👏👍😎 3mo
Dragonfairykats Yay!! Great job!! 💃🤸‍♀️💥 3mo
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress. 🎉 And I‘d count canoeing as a workout! It‘s fun, but it‘s still working those muscles. Plus it‘s great for mental wellness, so that‘s an added bonus. 👍🏻 3mo
Dawnrod1970 Great Job 👍🏼 3mo
bewareofwords Great job!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
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Week 4 Check In
#bfcr2 #justbookit

Yoga 2/2
Walk 4/4
Darebee Workout 3/7
Books 2/3

Had a slow start to the week, but feel pretty good about getting yoga in twice and the walks. Workouts are not sticking, maybe because I dont really have a set time to do them.

@wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @Chili @Dragonfairykats @bookandcat @bewareofwords @Marmie7 @Buchbeeg

Dragonfairykats Yay!!!!! ??‍♀️? see if you decrease the goal for workouts or change it to "something physical" like I did works. You got this!!.? 3mo
bookandcat Keep up the great work! 3mo
Marmie7 Amazing! Beautiful view! 3mo
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Chili Awesome job!! What a beautiful view! 3mo
jillannjohn Great job! And beautiful pic! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 You're making great progress. I'd recommend scheduling your workouts in your calendar, like any other appointment. That's what helps me. 😉 3mo
bewareofwords You‘re still making amazing progress! Fantastic job! 👏🏽 3mo
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I was slightly apprehensive going into this sequel of Seraphina because of the reviews I read, but overall I really liked it. I love the author's take on dragons and half-dragons and the world she built.

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Week 3 #bfcr2
Walking-2/4
Yoga-0/2
Workout-6/7
Reading- 1/3

I went to Hot Springs, AR. 2 great walking days at the botanical garden, met the peacock & saw a ton of little waterfalls.
Didn't read much, I did binge watch Good Omens-loved it.

Photo challenge are the books. Roth's book is in bite sized chunks to remind me to have a healthy relationship with food.
Rubin's book is about her year long challenge to fill her life with happiness.

jillannjohn Great job. Love the peacock! And the books! 🦚 3mo
bewareofwords Good work this week! And great book suggestions. 👏🏽 3mo
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Dragonfairykats Love the books, I have to get them! Beautiful place to get it done!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress! And fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing your fave motivational/helpful books. 3mo
sudi Great job👏👏👏. Love the peacock picture 👍 3mo
Chili Great job!! 3mo
bookandcat Awesome job! 3mo
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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Week 2 Check In #bfcr2 #justbookit @wanderinglynn

1/2 days of yoga
2/4 days of walking
5/7 days of Darebee Workout

Had family in town so spent many days at the pool instead of walking. Currently reading Seraphina which I should finish by next check in.

Also just had to show off my wee little tomato.

Marmie7 Nice! Love the little tomato plant😁 our plants are growing like crazy! Can't wait to eat some tomatoes! 4mo
Dragonfairykats My dad's tomatoes started turning red a week or so ago....sooo good!!! And great job!!! 4mo
jillannjohn Nice! 👏 4mo
wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 You‘re making good progress. Keep it going! 🎉 4mo
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I really didn't know what I was getting into when I started this book but I am so glad I read it. It really makes you think about how we want our last years, months and days of our lives to go. I feel so much more informed and see some of the different options there are out there. Also how to make decision about medical care when you know what kind of life or priorities you or your love ones wants.

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#bfcr2 #justbookit
Week 1: Off to a good start
3 days of hour long walks
1 day of yoga
6 days of the Darebee Foundation Bodyweight workouts
1 finished book (tagged book)

@wanderinglynn @jillannjohn @Marmie7 @bookandcat @Chili @Dragonfairykats @Buchbeeg @bewareofwords

Picture is from the daylily garden at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Marmie7 Nice start! 👏 4mo
Dragonfairykats Yay!!,! 🤸‍♀️💃💥🤗 4mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌 4mo
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Megabooks Pretty! Great job! 4mo
bewareofwords Fantastic first week! And pretty flower! 4mo
Chili Awesome!! 4mo
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Self-motivation | Gael Lindenfield
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#bfcr2 #photochallenge
This has been a favorite saying of mine since I first saw it. Perfect for a procrastinator like me.
I read today (Being Mortal), took a walk, mowed the lawn and my darebee workout. Knocking it out.
@wanderinglynn
@Marmie7
@Buchbeeg
@Chili
@Dragonfairykats
@bookandcat
@jillannjohn
@bewareofwords

Chili Awesome!! 4mo
jillannjohn 🙋🏻‍♀️the worst procrastinator. Love this. Great job today! 4mo
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wanderinglynn Great quote! I‘m a procrastinator too. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow! 😂😂😂 4mo
Megabooks Great quote! 4mo
twohectobooks Wow this is one I could definitely adopt. 4mo
bewareofwords That‘s fantastic! Great job. 👏🏽 4mo
bookandcat You got this! Which darebee workout are you doing? 4mo
Cheshirecat913 @bookandcat I am doing Foundations, the one they recommended for beginners or someone just getting back body weight training. 4mo
bookandcat @Cheshirecat913 nice!! I did some of the RPG a year ago (though had to stop early due to injury) 4mo
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Setting Goals | John Renesch
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Excited to get started with #bfcr2
Goals:
2 days/week of yoga
3-4 days/week walking
30 day Darbee- Foundation (website to ease into bodyweight training)
3 books

@jillannjohn
@Buchbeeg
@Chili
@Dragonfairykats
@Marmie7
@bookandcat
@wanderinglynn

rethier1 Atul Gawande! 🥰 4mo
jillannjohn Great goals! 4mo
Dragonfairykats Wow! You rock it!! 4mo
Buchbeeg Fantastic! Love the mix 4mo
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Wonder. R.J. Palacio | R J Palacio
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I think we all could use that kind of love.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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A little chillier this morning, could have used a nice hot cup of coffee to accompany this outing. That is okay though, the kids are playing and I am reading about the wedding of the year. 💍👒💎

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Getting a moment to read on the front porch. Oh, happy nap time.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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These definitely seem like the perfect summer reads and have been on my TBR pile (and movie to watch list)! Come join the #CrazyRichAsiansBuddyRead hosted by @4thhouseontheleft .

4thhouseontheleft Thanks for sharing and joining in! 💙💙💙 5mo
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The pretty dress on the cover trend totally sucked me in.
This a quick YA read about 35 girls being selected for the prince to pick a wife from. Of course a love triangle is tossed in there and it has the back drop of rebel attacks and a caste system to keep things lively. I did enjoy it and I am on to the second book for as long as the kiddo stays asleep.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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A little sci-fi thriller that makes you ponder what makes you, you. I read this in a couple of days, kept me engaged and had interesting surprises.

rretzler I purchased several Blake Crouch books several years ago but have yet to read them. Don‘t know what I‘ve been waiting for. 6mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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My view at the moment.....😸

I am enjoying the tagged book. 😅

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The End of Oz | Danielle Paige
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Finished off this series today. (The first book, Dorothy Must Die, I have as an ebook) Overall I enjoyed this YA reimagining of Oz. The books kept me interested with the old familiar characters and the news one Paige created. The last character that came in at the end of the series was a bit unnecessary but still a Pick for the whole series.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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The book is definitely interesting, a nice introduction into Scifi for kids. The main character Meg was hard to really like because she is angry and sullen most of the time, but it is an emotion people/kids need to learn to handle and the book addresses it. A solid read but not a favorite. I will probably check out the movie later on.

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Cute, quick graphic novel read. The story was sweet and the illustrations were lovely to look at.

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The Last Unicorn | Peter S. Beagle
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One of my favorite movies as a kid and definitely a book I will always love! A bittersweet tale that is just so lush and beautiful. My first (re)read of the year.
#anewchapter
Day 5 #illalwayslovethisbook
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🦄 10mo
vkois88 I've never read it, but I have the DVD somewhere 9mo
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#anewchapter
Day 4 #newestbook

I got this one from my brother for Christmas.

@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 I've never heard of it, but it sounds interesting 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I spy Greg Iles in the background 👀🙌🏻 10mo
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Shadow was a man with a past...

I read this book years ago, it is due for a reread one day because I definitely don't remember everything that happened.

#anewchapter
Day 3 #shadow

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 10mo
vkois88 I haven't read this one, but everyone always says how great it is... and that they love the show. I saw about 10 min briefly one day and wasn't over enthused 🤔🤔🤔 10mo
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My 2019 goal is to continue tracking the books I read and read more than last year.

#anewchapter
Day 2 #2019readinggoals
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 great goal!! I wish I had started doing this years ago! I also have a travel log that tracks everywhere I‘ve “travelled” during my reading! 🚶🏼‍♀️ 10mo
gradcat I, too, wish I‘d kept a log of books I‘ve read...sometimes I cannot even remember if I‘ve read a certain book! 🙃 10mo
gradcat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That is a really great idea! 💡👍😊 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @gradcat thank you!! 😉🙌🏻 10mo
Cheshirecat913 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That is an awesome idea of keeping track of where you have been! @gradcat I hear you, I didn't always track the books I have read and would lose track. 10mo
vkois88 That's similar to my goal, to keep better track of my reads 9mo
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The Last Unicorn | Peter S. Beagle
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#newbeginnings #anewchapter

I got new unicorn bookends for Christmas. Great way to hold up my books going into the New Year.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 LOVE 😍😍😍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love unicorns 🦄 10mo
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A Very Austen Christmas | Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Barbara Cornthwaite, Wendi Sotis
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Mehso-so

4 short stories in the world of Austen that read like fan fiction. They were cute, quick reads which worked for me since I read them in between family gatherings and the plane ride back home.

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Panpan

Read this on the plane home for Christmas and just got a chance to finish it. It was eh, the almost 30 year old characters acted like silly 14 year olds. I could see it as a Hallmark movie but the book wasn't worth the read.

Heideschrampf I‘m pretty sure there was a P&P hallmark movie this year! 10mo
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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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My favorite part about Prachett are the inanimate side characters he gives life. Like the luggage and the trees (though they are not technically inanimate) that talked in his previous books and the staff and the Unseen University's mind in this book.

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A fantastic romp through this Discworld novel. All the characters are just so fun, even the side characters that just pop in for a bit.

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Thank you so much to @Bookcation74 for my #witchpleaseswap !! I first have to show off the beautiful wrapping paper, especially the pressed leaves one. I am very excited to read all the books you got me and try out your favorite book Nevernight. Loved the matching journal/sticky notes. The bookmark is pretty and purple! I wore the bracelets today. Aventuine for some luck is one I need. Thank you again and thank you @monalyisha for a great swap.

Bookcation74 Yay! I‘m glad you liked everything and hopefully the bracket will bring you some luck 💫 12mo
monalyisha I adore the pressed leaves wrapping paper! 😍🍃 And “Nevernight” might actually be the first book I ever shelved on Goodreads (& it‘s still on my TBR 😅). It was a previous supervisor‘s favorite book (it‘s not a children‘s book clearly, but she was the Children‘s Librarian). Great package! Hope you had a happy #WitchPleaseSwap! 🖤🔮 12mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This was a great book and with some great messages including about being yourself, sex, friendship, speaking up, racism, and prejudice.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Starting this one today by local author Angie Thomas.

dizie_lizie SO GOOD! Enjoy! 12mo
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The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Irrelevant fun to be had. This is my second read for this book. The husband and I have been picking up the other Discworld books through the years but I haven't actually read them. This time I will.

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Witches' Brew | Terry Brooks
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#witchpleaseswap is sent and received. So excited.
@monalyisha

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Wicked: A New Musical | Stephen Schwartz
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Loved the play Wicked!
#elphaba #witchyreads @Linsy

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robinb There‘s just something about her...❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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Linsy Oooh, I need to try this! Love the cover!! 👁 13mo
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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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I read his other book, Cloud Atlas, and really enjoyed it. #bones #blackcatchallenge @Clwojick

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I loved this one! 13mo
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Ichabod sees the Headless Horseman on his night ride. Found this book on my shelf, the husband must have gotten it previously, perfect read for the season.
#blackcatchallenge #bloodcurdling @Clwojick

Clwojick ☠️ 13mo
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Enchantment | Orson Scott Card
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I read this years ago and enjoyed this different take on the Sleeping Beauty tale with #BabaYaga as the villian.
#witchyreads @Linsy

Linsy I might need to read this! I loved Ender‘s Game and am obsessed with fairy tales! 13mo
booksandsympathy Well this sounds fascinating 12mo
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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#witchyTBR
These books have been on my TBR for a while now.
#witchyreads @Linsy

WhatThePuck Love, love, love A Discovery of Witches! Shadow of Night was a bit tedious because the author can be overly descriptive. I haven't picked up The Book of Life yet. 13mo
Linsy 💚💙🖤 13mo
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Cats are always right. #BlackCatChallenge
@Clwojick

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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My library finally had this book in. I have been waiting to read it for a few months now. I have to say I am just amused about the openness about fanfic writing. Reading fanfics was always my secret guilty pleasure.

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Back to the Divide | Elizabeth Kay
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Saw this book at the library and was amused about the split cover opening it had.

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Kamisama Kiss, Vol. 1 | Julietta Suzuki
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Accidently become a local deity, learn to become confident woman and get your own cute, fiery tempered helper.

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The Bride and the Beast | Teresa Medeiros
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❤❣❤#scarf #sisforseptember
So ready to wear them, just need cool weather.
@CaliforniaCay

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A few books I picked up this weekend for bargain price. #sisforseptember #stack
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Happy September. I am very much looking forward to feeling a chill in the morning air, even though down here in the South it is still a ways off.
Also this photo challenge seems like a chill one I can hopefully keep up with.
#sisforseptember #shelfie
@CaliforniaCay

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So, we got this book 2nd hand the other day and I read it to my daughter last night. I must not have read this one before because I remember cuddly and righteous King Babar, not everyone dying. 😯 Origin stories can be weird.
#boardbookbonanza
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueMreads What what what!!! 14mo
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