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Daisydo

Daisydo

Joined November 2016

Mommy of 1 boy and 2 dogs. Used bookstore lover. Children's Christmas book obsessed. Crafty most days. Sometimes blogger @ daisydo.com
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It‘s been a long time since I finished a book. I finally finished this one, as my child tried without success to finish his workbook pages this morning. I really enjoyed it. It was an easy read, I just wish there had been more about her free life.

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Wow! What a glorious box! What a beautiful cross stitch of the raven! I‘ve not cross stitched in years! And what a fun kit to try. I also received collected stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Villa America, which looks good! There is also chocolate, and journals, and some really interesting looking scratcher things. And Mrs Incredible magnets. I‘m a very lucky girl!!! Thanks so much!!! #makerswap

LibrarianRyan Such a fun and dark collection. Love it. @theresidentromantic 1y
theresidentromantic I'm glad you like it! I tried to theme, since I've never seen a book that mentions cross stitch. The Incredibles magnet is called a needle minder, I made it and I sell them on Etsy. It goes on either side of your stitching fabric, to hold your needle when you're not using it :) 1y
Daisydo @theresidentromantic what a great idea! I will take them off my bulletin board ASAP. I just love them! 1y
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I don‘t know why, but I think cross stitch is involved... such pretty paper! #makerswap

LibrarianRyan Nahhh. The ring doesn't give it away at all. It could be used for anything. 😜 1y
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Crafty Creativity | Sue Barraclough
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Woot! My box was here when I arrived home from lunch! #makerswap

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I‘m really enjoying this. I love books that start with a map!

ninergrl6 I ❤️ maps in books! 1y
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Crafty Creativity | Sue Barraclough
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Well, it‘s finally done, and wrapped. Off to the post office! And yes, I was channeling Minnie for the wrapping...
#makerswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Love the wrapping. I'll mark you off the list I just sent. 2y
CrowCAH Love it 😍 beautiful!!! 2y
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell

I checked out this audiobook today. I love it as much now as when I read it for the first time. Overdrive makes me so happy.

SydBookReader I use Libby 2y
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland

Let me just say, this book was entrancing. I‘m wanting a sequel. I listened to it, and I‘m glad I have it in print. I‘m going to read it again.

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I Forgot! | Susan Monson
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I forgot my headphones. No book today. :(

Louise Uh-oh! Time to check in on the real world! 😂 2y
Cinfhen Bummer ☹️ 2y
Daisydo @Louise I know, right. I‘m actually cheering. 2y
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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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I really am enjoying this audio book. I love that I can watch the game and read!

CouronneDhiver Looks like a nice day - jealous! 2y
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My son and I started listening to this today. It made him put his phone and iPad down. If that isn‘t a recommendation, I don‘t know what is!

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Three Sisters, Three Queens | Philippa Gregory
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One of the things I love about Philippa Gregory is that I feel right with her characters whom ever they are. I‘m listening to this one on audio book, and I‘m loving it. I‘m absolutely enthralled. I love how Margaret is growing and changing. It‘s so good. While I‘m listening, I‘m scrapping, my hobby. I‘ve not read a book while I crafted before. What a fool am I?!? I think I‘m hooked!

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My son woke up and opened everything! I got a fun mug, a beautiful bookmark, a notepad, really cool scrapbooking stickers, and a beautiful, fuzzy, warm, light pink blanket that my son has stolen from me already. He is wrapped in it building a lego as we speak. I love the square PR scene. A Gentleman in Moscow, which looks amazing! I just love historical fiction. This was such a great gift. I thank you for such thoughtful gifts.#blanketandabookswap

Daisydo The little Puerto Rico scene is amazing! I‘m going to put it up with all my travel memorabilia, and pretend that I went there! I love it so much. It really is the little things that bring great joy! 2y
Gissy I hope you really liked everything. If find again the same blanket I will send it to you so you both can have the same blanket. I found it so soft. So stay tuned🤗 2y
Daisydo @Gissy he steals all my blankets. I came out to the family room and he was wrapped in it. It was his birthday Monday, so I‘m not taking it back, yet... 2y
Gissy @Daisydo He has the perfect excuse in the world, it was his birthday! I hope he had a great day! 🎂 2y
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The Princess's Blankets | Carol Ann Duffy
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I couldn‘t wait to get out of bed and open my box! I thought we were only sending a blanket and a book! So many presents!
#blanketandabookswap #blanketandbook @Tiffy_Reads @Gissy @JoeStalksBeck

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I was having troubles getting started on this months book club book. So, I downloaded the audiobook from my local library. I‘m really enjoying it, and I‘m not sure I would have been if I had actually been reading. I‘m wishing I was listening now, rather than babysitting my friends kids. It‘s a great day to just sit outside and listen.

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The Blanket | John Burningham
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Lookie what arrived on my doorstep this morning! TWO boxes from Puerto Rico! Oh my goodness I‘m so excited for the 7th! But, I‘m thinking there is more than a blanket and a book here! #blanketandabookswap

Gissy It is not the 7th is the 9th don't look for excuses to open it before😜#blanketandabookswap There were some surprises but the blanket took all the space for the other things and I was already at the post office. I hope you like everything🤞 2y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
Daisydo @gussy I‘m sure it‘s the 7th! How am I supposed to wait with 2 boxes? 2y
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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After many thoughts about the appropriateness of blankets on islands, my #blanketandbookswap box finally left my house! Woo hoo! Boy, I hope she likes it!

Gissy @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads I know I will like it @Daisydo I will send mine as soon as something arrive. I hope it arrives this week. I hope you like it too 🤞 #blanketandabookswap 2y
Daisydo @Gissy I‘ve never shipped to Puerto Rico before, so I was worried it would take a long time and I was already behind schedule! When they said it would be there Wednesday, I was shocked. Tracking is an issue because of internet connectivity, but I have a tracking number if there are issues. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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After reading several books I simply wasn‘t interested in, I picked up the third book in the series. Honestly, it wasn‘t as good as I wanted it to be, but it was an easy read. I liked seeing what happened with the characters, and I liked that all of them could become another story. And, most importantly, I actually finished a book.

annahenke I felt the same way about this one. 2y
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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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Oh my goodness I feel like I just can‘t read this. I‘ve been trying. Page 116, and I‘m clueless. Every page feels like it takes forever to get through. My book club friends say it‘s going to get better, but at a third of the way done... god I want to bail.

ninergrl6 It was a mixed bag last night. Some absolutely loved it, others (myself included) didn't. Super slow & too wordy IMO. I would've bailed on it if it weren't for book club. 2y
ReadingSusan I hated it. 2y
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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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Book club book this month. Also, first rugby game of the season. I‘m grateful it‘s not raining!

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Alex and Eliza: A Love Story | Melissa de la Cruz
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Enjoying a book by the pool. Glad the child is making friends.

ninergrl6 Sounds like a good summer! I bought this book in April but have yet to crack it open. So many books, so little time! 2y
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While we were driving through South Dakota, we happened upon The Readers Den in Mitchell. I couldn't believe what I found. Shelves of Laura Ingalls Wilder books! I picked this first edition up. I'm so glad to have it. Not only is it a good memory of the trip, it's a great subject that I already love!

ninergrl6 Awww I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books growing up 2y
WilliamMorrowBooks You should check out Caroline by Sarah Miller! Comes out in September and fantastic for Laura Ingalls fans 🙌 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Ok, let me just say, I'm on a 3 week road trip with my kid, and sigh, I accidentally left my box at home. Luckily, my husband is at home! Last night he opened everything for me and took a photo. How lucky am I? Two books I really want to read & awesome goodies & a book to read with my non-reader! I am excited to read The Women in the Castle! I can't wait to get home and touch everything! Thanks @cobwebmoth you picked perfectly! @BookishMarginalia

cobwebmoth So glad you like what I picked! *hugs* 2y
Daisydo @cobwebmoth I do! Last night he FaceTime'ed with me and pulled the opened things out of the box! I was so excited! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Tazo tea yum!!😍😍 2y
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Landline | Rainbow Rowell

Thank goodness for this book! I drive 576 miles today, and listened to almost 6 of the 7 discs. I never felt sleepy, although I was a bit engrossed at times. Excited that Harry Potter #2 came in on hold. I'll download it for tomorrow. Having an amazing trip!

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I heard from a friend that listening to books on cd was a great way to kill time on road trips. Boy was she right. We finished Harry Potter just about the time we crossed the Continental Divide. My non reader was interested and engaged. I've not had five minutes to read for myself, but how lovely it's been to enjoy this with him. I wish the library had #2. Maybe I can stream it.

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 💙 2y
ninergrl6 Absolutely! We used to listen to audiobooks (on cassette!) on our family road trips in the 80s. Now I listen to them while stuck in traffic on my way home from work 2y
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The White Princess | Philippa Gregory
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I finally finished! 500+ pages! I really enjoyed this. I wanted to finish before the Stars series ended. I'm glad I did. The book is so different! As with all historical fiction, the Authors Note is so informative! I like the idea that the boy wouldn't want to hurt his wife, or Elizabeth. It made me want to learn more about Henry VII. #LitsyAtoZ #theletterg #g @BookishMarginalia

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Roller Girl | Victoria Jamieson
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I was so excited to find this at the Friends of SF Library store over the weekend. I've purchased this for Sean's girl friends for birthdays, but I've never read it. This book has such amazing lessons. People change. You change. Friendship changes. It's so important to see all of this as a 5th grader. I loved this story. I can't wait to share it with my son. #LitsyAtoZ #theletterJ #J @BookishMarginalia

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The White Princess | Philippa Gregory
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So, moving on to something I really want to read, and that I get... A Tudor Princess, well, York. I'm watching the series, so, it's a good fit right now. #litsyatoz #gisforgregory #g @BookishMarginalia

ninergrl6 I'm watching the series too ❤️ historical fiction 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Oh my goodness! I forgot to post this on Thursday. It's going to be delivered tomorrow! #summersantagoespostal @BookishMarginalia

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I know this has mixed reviews. I'm having problems with the voices. I'm hoping to get used to it. Page 36.

Megabooks It's hard but good. I feel I'll understand it better with a second read. The ending is worth it, imo! 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Ok, so I'm not a fantasy girl. I'm trying here people. But she loses two days of her life starting now... Now she is dying as she is walking down the street. She has to worry about being found dead and being buried. I know it's a game, but why?

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Yay! This weekend I got the finishing pieces for my box! I'm so excited to get it out! Woo hoo! I'm feeling really good about this! #summersantagoespostal @BookishMarginalia

Cinfhen Beautiful 3y
LeahBergen 😍😍 3y
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Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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What a wonderful way to end. What a great way to explain friendship to middle grades. What a lovely little book. I've owned it for just over one year. It was worth the wait. I'm so glad I added it to my #LitsyAtoZ. @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Oh no she didn't! I've been putting things together for weeks for my pal. I just wanted to get one more thing... Maybe two. But here comes my pal putting me to shame! And the box is ginormous! I want to open it so very badly... But last time the pretty packages made me crazy, so I'm going to wait. Oh my am I excited! I have to wait over a month! #summersantagoespostal @BookishMarginalia

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Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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My normal waiting for my son, while he gets tutored... Sigh. When will my reluctant reader read?

RaimeyGallant That's my name! Sort of. 3y
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I was so surprised by the ending. I really enjoyed this book. I really liked these mini reviews, and I really related to this one. I loved what a quick read this book was. I liked the illustrations and other additions. I'm really enjoying Nicola Yoon as an author. I can't wait to read what she comes up with next. #LitsyAtoZ #YforYoon #Y @BookishMarginalia

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Why I love the library. I can check out a book that mentions my seventh, eighth, and ninth great grandfathers and be tempted by the cover of book I already own! Yay libraries!!!

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I'm beginning to think that if a memoir looks interesting to me, I need to hear it in the authors own voice. Reading them just isn't working for me. I found this rambling... Jumping from subject to subject without reason. I was so excited. We've been watching Gilmore Girls from the beginning. I thought I should love this. Sigh. I'm thinking after this and Carrie Fisher, I need to stay away from memoirs for a while.

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Silver Spurs | Robert Knigge, Sally King Brewer
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Oh my goodness, a tiny elf, small enough to fit through stitches of a doll to fix a "ma ma" of a doll. What's not to like?

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book. This book is amazing. I cried so many times. I laughed. I learned. I was right there in the fight. This book kicked me in the stomach. This is THE book to read this year. Please, read it. You won't be sorry.

ninergrl6 Looks like we were doing the same thing today! 3y
SuperPunkNinja I'll be reading it this weekend! 3y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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At page 24 I started crying. I'm going to love this. But, I'm angry at the situation as much as it makes me sad.

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Me Times Three | Alex Witchel
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Let me just say that walking away from a used bookstore where everything is 80% off is the most painful thing ever. One, you are sick that the store is closing. Two, you are sick because the store is huge, and your 9yo has to be monitored. Three, you are sick because 80% off is just too cheap to pass up, and well, your budget. $65 dollars later, I've got a stack for me, a Christmas stack, a husband stack, AND a secret pal stack. #byebyebaybooks :(

Daisydo Bay Books is at the Crows Canyon exit off of 680 in Danville. They are open until April 23. 3y
silentrequiem I hate when bookstores close. :-( 3y
Daisydo @silentrequiem it makes me sick. 3y
Purrfectpages Me Times Three takes me back! 3y
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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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Finally! I finally finished! I love the perfect tied up in a bow ending. In the end, Katie got it all. You can't really ask for more, can you? And, this book will get back to the library before it's due date. It was a quick read... maybe it would be better read in the sun on the beach, but in Starbucks while it's raining was just fine too. I loved this bit in the acknowledgements... I hope all of our lives live up to our posts too...

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Losing It | Emma Rathbone
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Let me just say that my library had the best looking new books today! I'm so excited!

BekahPat The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis was one of my favorites of 2016. 3y
kathyellendavis I picked up Leave Me recently too! 3y
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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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So grateful for a quick & easy read. Spring break has started, and I've got until the 15th to finish. Not a ton of time when you have an ADHD 9 yo boy at home.

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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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I checked this out from the library almost two weeks ago. It was a hold book. There are still 13 holds on 11 books... I guess I'd better hurry up! Honestly, I'm sorry that I chose all my #litsyatoz books up front. I keep getting distracted, so my reading challenge of 26 books is going very well, but I've only read like 3 or 4 books from the A to Z challenge. I'm so behind! I need to get focused here!

PandaPanda I loved this book it was quick and light and fun! 3y
AJBowers There are so many holds on this at my library too!! Mine finally says "in transit" so hopefully I will get it on Monday! 3y
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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Woohoo! What an awesome little book! The best thing about this book is how funny it is. I loved the jokes, and I can see how a 4th grader would love the jokes too. I've already suggested this book to several girls at school. I'm excited to read the next one!

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Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan | Frances O'Roark Dowell

My son and I have been reading this together. He reads one page, I read the next. It is such a wonderful story about a 7 year old boy, money, and chickens. All I can say is that I get frustrated when he chooses it for silent reading. I hate missing what is happening. I'd rather he'd wait for me!

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson

I am 10 pages from finishing this super funny and very quick read. Why is it that every time I pick it up to finish I fall asleep?

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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I love books and stories about Ireland. Well, I love Ireland in general. I liked this. I like the thought of finding a miracle, and the mystery of if it's really true. I enjoyed the conspiracy theory... I enjoyed the use of religion. I did think it was a tad dry, but i kept reading. I really liked how things ended. Emma Donoghue is quickly becoming a must read author for me.

ninergrl6 Ireland is at the top my my "places I want to visit" list, so maybe I'll have to check this out 3y
Daisydo @ninergrl6 there are so many wonderful places to visit in Ireland. I loved Sligo, Dingle, and Kinsale. I hope you get to visit soon. I also liked Brooklyn and Circle of Friends. 3y
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