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Debiw781

Debiw781

Joined December 2016

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First #audiobook of the year finished. This book was cute and I love the twist on #magic

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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A yearly ritual... this story brings back warm memories of my grandmother ❤️

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Today was a dreary, stormy, tornado warning kind of day when I should have been curled up in my warm bed with a book instead of working. Kids still in school and they spent much of the day sheltering. What a stressful day!

Gissy Wow! I can imagine! I hope everything is ok now! 7mo
RaimeyGallant Beautiful shot, though. I hope things get better. 7mo
Debiw781 @Gissy @RaimeyGallant it was a rough day but we all survived intact, thankfully. 7mo
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Girl Who Wore Too Much | Margaret Read MacDonald
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A little too complex for the preschoolers but engaging and vibrant pictures in this #childrens book

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Premeditated Peppermint | Amanda Flower
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This #cozymystery has a character named Baggins😂 I‘m loving this #christmas #mystery. The humor has me laughing even as I‘m loving visiting this Amish village.

#ilovecozies

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Birthday party and family night
2. Eastern
3. I don‘t read by seasons
4. Sometimes but not as often as I would like
5. Ok

#friyayintro
#betterlatethannever
@howjessreads

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This sums up #work all too well. #currentlyreading

Moray_Reads This is painfully accurate 9mo
Debiw781 @Moray_Reads That was my reaction too ☹️ 9mo
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Crochet | DK
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Look at this beautiful crocheted elephant! My brother in law‘s girlfriend made it for me to give my bff 😍😍 #crochet

RebelReader That is adorable! 💗💗💗💗 9mo
AmyG It‘s amazing and ❤️ 9mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 9mo
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hermyknee Awwwwwww 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
GypsyKat So cute! 9mo
tonyahoswalt Adorable! 9mo
jdiehr I haven't picked up my crochet hook in ages. This just might be the inspiration I need! 9mo
readordierachel Wow! So neat! 9mo
xicanti It's wonderful! 9mo
Debiw781 @jdiehr thanks! It makes me want to learn how to crochet!! 9mo
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I finished my scarf and now attempting my first ever hat for #loomknitting I think I underestimated the level on this one but here we go on another #knitting adventure

Bostonmomx2 I saw a kit at B&N tonight and considered it. Is it fun? 10mo
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 I think it‘s fun and there are so many options you can do if you choose. I can see where some might thing it‘s tedious too though as some of it is repetitive. To me it‘s much easier than trying to knit with the two needles. 10mo
Bostonmomx2 @Debiw781 I mean if you think about it, crocheting and knitting are extremely tedious and repetitive. 10mo
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Skies | Kevin Nielsen
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Beautiful #sky tonight just before #sunset

the-flashley So purple! 😍 10mo
CrowCAH Wow that is sooo pretty!!! 😍 10mo
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#goals I‘m trying to teach myself to #crochet although still #knitting my scarf via #loomknitting

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Good luck! Crochet is so much fun. 10mo
Debiw781 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder thanks! I‘m excited about learning and experimenting 😊 10mo
Linear I tried it once, my dad walked by and tugged once on the yarn and the whole thing came undone. So I rage quit . My mom is crazy good at it though. 10mo
Larkken Do you have this one? If you can ignore the title, it's the most helpful reference I've found for little tips on how to get started and keep going 10mo
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Remembering my Aunt Katherine today as I‘m loom knitting. She gave this loom to me many years ago when I was just a teenager. And funny story... I‘ve always wanted to learn how to knit but only realized today that this is knitting, just on a loom 😂
#knitting
#loomknitting

CouronneDhiver Looks great 👍🏽 10mo
Debiw781 @CouronneDhiver thanks! I hadn‘t picked it up in years and pulled it out today. I‘ve messed up a couple times but it blends in I think. 10mo
readordierachel That's so neat! 10mo
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Debiw781 @readordierachel Thanks!! 😊😊 10mo
Lauram I have a loom like this somewhere. When I was in the 5th grade, our teacher let us make scarves for what seemed like (and probably was) hours each day. 10mo
Debiw781 @Lauram it‘s surprising how relaxing it is! 10mo
Kaye Can you explain more about this ? Do you just go back and forth , looping the yarn up and down each row, or twisting it first in some way ? I‘ve never seen one of these. I‘ve seen the more modern round plastic ones in the store but never tried using one. Also do you have a picture of the finished scarf ? 10mo
Debiw781 @Kaye You can do several different kinds of stitches but the one I did wrapped around each post in a figure 8, then a second similar wrap. You then pull the bottom one over the top on each peg and then repeat till it‘s done. I‘m doing my first round one now. I‘ll post a pic of the finished scarf and tag you 😊 10mo
Debiw781 @Kaye here‘s a video that is similar to what I did https://youtu.be/2Dwlo9yHA18 10mo
Kaye Thanks for the video. It looks pretty easy and like it‘d be fun. Maybe I‘ll give it a try this winter sometime. 10mo
Debiw781 @Kaye The basics are easy and I find it relaxing. You can make it more complicated with different patterns. 10mo
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Look at this great sign outside the #mediacenter at one of my schools. #library

Texreader 👍 11mo
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700 Sundays | Billy Crystal
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1. Hmmm... I‘m used to humid but I only like dry by Florida standards 😂
2. Any month involving a vacation
3. Sure seems that way!
4. I don‘t even want to write it! It‘s God‘s name with another word after it.
#sassysunday
@BarbaraTheBibliophage

tpixie 2, perfect answer!! 11mo
Debiw781 @tpixie thanks! 😂 11mo
tpixie 😊 11mo
Laura317 Agree on all counts! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m with you on #1. I complain about humidity a lot. But I don‘t want to live in the desert either. It does a number on my sinuses and my skin. (edited) 11mo
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Wild Hunger | Chloe Neill
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This book is the first in the sequel series the her Chicagoland Vampires books. Lots of funny lines like these and a lot more supernatural politics. I think it helps to have at least a basic knowledge of the prior series but it‘s not required. I enjoyed it and am glad I haven‘t seen the last of some of my favorite characters. #urbanfantasy #vampires #fairies #shapeshifters

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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. Glad I was late on this so I can say The Meg- giant shark AND Jason Statham, ‘nuff said lol
2. Paul and I eat out a lot so I guess that 😂
3. 7
4. Offhand I can‘t remember one
5. @Bostonmomx2

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Bostonmomx2 Did you notice 7 was my # too? 😊 (edited) 11mo
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 I did😂😂 11mo
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School's First Day of School | Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
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1. Ravenclaw
2. All but one book- and I took English lit classes for fun
3. The Scarlet Letter, most likely because of the amazing teacher I had
4. The Great Gatsby- the only book I didn‘t finish when it was assigned (and finally read as an adult and still hate it)
5. Hmmm... I read so many classic novels that I really don‘t know

#back2school
@Mandigolightly

Mandigolightly I was pretty Meh about Gatsby until someone pointed out that the lens was supposed to be that Nick is in love with Gatsby. It totally shifted it for me 11mo
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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. I suppose one of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies
2. French fries
3. Always 80s especially the hair bands
4. Nothing... I just finished a book and have to figure out what to start next
5. @Bostonmomx2

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Bannerless | Carrie Vaughn
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An interesting #postapocalyptic #dystopian novel about an investigator after the fall of civilization. I love how the one community banded together to save things like medical knowledge even as the world fell apart. Good start to the series!

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1 & 2: I‘m switching these around. Good thing last week was a trip to Key West with my husband. Bad thing next week is back to work!
3. Cray-on
4. In Shadows by Sharon Sala I think
5. @Bostonmomx2

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Hurricane Punch | Tim Dorsey
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A display from Judy Blume‘s bookstore... the caption below asked what do you do with books damaged by Hurricane Irma.

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Wandering around Key West and happened upon this!

Cinfhen 😍 12mo
Cinfhen That‘s amazing 12mo
IamIamIam Awwww!!!!! 💜🖤💜🖤 12mo
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Debiw781 @Cinfhen I had forgotten he used to live here! We went to Sloppy Joe‘s (Hemingway) and were walking back to our bed and breakfast when I saw it. Now I want to see what‘s left of his home after Irma! 12mo
Debiw781 @IamIamIam Right?! ❤️ 12mo
EKonrad Love that!! 12mo
Debiw781 @EKonrad it was a great accidental find ❤️ 11mo
EKonrad Was just in Key West in June for the first time...would have loved to see that! 😊 11mo
Debiw781 @EKonrad This was our sixth trip there (only second time staying in Key West though) and we‘re still discovering all kinds of neat things there! I wish I remembered where we found this other than pretty sure it was on Duval and was shortly after we left Sloppy Joe‘s 11mo
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Magic Triumphs | Ilona Andrews
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I did not want this #urbanfantasy series to end!! Of course Ilona Andrews ends it in spectacular fashion, just as one would expect but I‘m sorry to see it end. And omg their baby... 😂😂😂

CatLass007 I‘m four or so books behind on this series and now I REALLY need to get caught up because “the end is nigh!” 12mo
Debiw781 @CatLass007 oh you definitely do! This has been one of my favorite series ❤️ 12mo
CatLass007 Have you read Patricia Briggs‘ Mercy Thompson series? I believe it is even better. 12mo
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In Shadows | Sharon Sala
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My review quote is on the cover! #excited #fangirling I always enjoy Sala‘d books and this one was no exception. It wasn‘t your typical #romanticsuspense as the couple is already married but they‘ve been physically separated due to his job as an undercover agent. Things go wrong on his last undercover assignment... and oh wow, does Sala hot on some tough issues.

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Forever Friday: A Novel | Timothy Lewis
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1. A Reese‘s chocolate peanut butter shake from Steak n Shake or a chocolate melting cake from Carnival Cruises
2. No!! Yuck
3. Sadly yes
4. Music or books
4. Ok
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CouronneDhiver Carnival‘s melting cakes are awesome! 12mo
Debiw781 @CouronneDhiver and now I want one lol 12mo
Debiw781 @BarbaraTheBibliophage hard to resist all the sweets being discussed 😳 12mo
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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Wait- I have to pick one?! But...
2. Transformers- Bumblebee always has my vote lol
3. Graphic novel
4. Godzilla!!

#fandomfriday
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Ohhhhh. Godzilla. 12mo
Debiw781 @LibrarianRyan Godzilla is a classic lol 12mo
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Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies | Gene Hamilton, Katie Hamilton
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Sorry I‘ve been absent but we‘re snack in the midst of #bathroomremodeling . Good thing we started on it too as yes, it was leaking and starting to mold but we caught it in time. My allergies hate me right now though! 😖

readordierachel Hope it all goes smoothly! 12mo
Debiw781 Thanks @ReadOrDieRachel I‘m afraid it may be a loooonnnggg project since we‘re almost out of summer vacation 12mo
Bostonmomx2 I hope they‘re good snacks 😂😂😂 12mo
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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. I say both 😂😂
2. 3
3. Not many... GR, Litsy, Amazon
4. We went out to eat for a friend‘s birthday
5. Thanks for the tag @Bostonmomx2

#friyayintro
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When your best friend gets you a signed copy of one of your favorite childhood books....
#signedsunday

Reecaspieces OMG!!!! I love your friend!! That is soooooo awesome! 12mo
Kappadeemom I might have fainted. 12mo
Purrfectpages That‘s awesome! 12mo
Bostonmomx2 Oh cool! I‘ve actually been thinking about rereading this.....just because lol 12mo
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Carniepunk | Rachel Caine
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this #paranormal #urbanfantasy #anthology as I despise carnivals. Honestly I only read it because it had a Kelly Meding story related to STRAY MAGIC and then was pleasantly surprised by the majority of the other stories. I‘ll be reading some of the other series related to these stories!

KarmonR I read it when it first came, and I enjoyed it as well. Very solid authors and I didn‘t feel I needed to be familiar with series to enjoy the stories. 12mo
Debiw781 @KarmonR yes! Although now I want to read some of those series included in it lol 12mo
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Great #childrensbook that teaches #socialskills. We already use her earlier book for #socialwork groups and I suspect we‘ll use this one as well.

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When your glass of tea literally exploded in your hand....

UnidragonFrag 😥 oh no! You're ok?? 12mo
CSeydel 😳😬 12mo
Debiw781 @UnidragonFrag yes, just stunned from it. They replaced our food and comped the meal too. 12mo
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Debiw781 @CSeydel my reaction too 😳😳 12mo
MicheleinPhilly What the... 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! Must have put an ice cold drink in a glass fresh out of the dishwasher or something! Glad they replaced your food though, who knows where all that glass might have flown 12mo
knittedgnome Yikes!! Glad they took care of you! 12mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly I used to work for Texas Roadhouse and I've seen this happen more times than I can count. My guess is the glass was already damaged and then someone put a cold drink in it while it was still hot. I've been holding them while they explode more than once. Terrifying. 12mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I can't believe it even made it to your table before exploding. It usually happens almost instantly. This is bananas. 12mo
Debiw781 @Ashley_Nicoletto @Riveted_Reader_Melissa the tea in the glass was rather warm and they said the glass should have been cold- it definitely wasn‘t when it reached me. It definitely scared me when it happened! 12mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I sprayed cold water into a hot glass casserole dish when I was in college. I‘ve NEVER made that mistake again. I almost peed my pants. 12mo
QuietlyLaura I‘m so glad you‘re ok! That would scare me, too! 😨 12mo
megt Yikes! Glad you‘re okay! 12mo
CouronneDhiver Oh no! That‘s the worst 12mo
Redwritinghood 😮😮 12mo
Gissy 😲😱 12mo
Bostonmomx2 Oh good lord. How‘d that happen? 12mo
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Book Shops: How to Run Them | Ruth Brown Park
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I went #bookshopping and picked up these lovely books, all on the sale aisle. I don‘t buy many in print any more, but these were worth it!

Bostonmomx2 Let me know how that journaling book is. 13mo
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 it looks good but I‘ll let you know once I start using it 12mo
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Marinating in Murder | Linda Wiken
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Another just okay #cozymystery . This one also had a culinary theme. It‘s third in the series but since the dinner group seems not to know a lot about each other outside of their dinners, it‘s fairly easy to get acquainted with the characters.
#ilovecozies #mystery

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This wasn‘t my favorite #cozymystery by this author. I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed her other series so in fairness it‘s a good story, just not as good as her others. It felt like there were too many characters thrown at us for a first bevel in the series so I had a harder time getting to know the main characters. I really like the secondary character, Heather, as she‘s a hoot!
#ilovecozies #mystery

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Lady Henterman's Wardrobe | Marshall Ryan Maresca
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Interesting #fantasy sequel set in the same world as several of his other series. The first part is a little slow paced but oh wow, once it kicks in, the story twists and turns in so many ways. I can‘t wait to see how this turns out in the next installment. I really like the heroines in this story as they e shown a lot of character development.

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Reading, cleaning, laundry
2. 15 so far
3. Summer- no school 😊
4. Hmmm... Bon Jovi, no Rick Springfield, no GnR... I can‘t decide!!
5. Ok
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1. Other than marrying my husband.... probably not getting killed in a car vs pedestrian accident when I was 21 (I was the pedestrian)
2. Yes
3. Cup of tea
4. I despised James Joyce‘s book I read in school so either one of the other choices

@BarbaraTheBibliophage
#sassysunday

readordierachel Yikes! I'm glad you were OK! 13mo
Megabooks Wow! So glad it turned out okay. 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza. Glad you made it through that scary event! 💚 13mo
Debiw781 @ReadOrDieRachel @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks thanks, me too! I tried to think of a more upbeat lucky event but that one was pretty miraculous. 13mo
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I loved this #urbanfantasy! I‘ve never read this author before but will be looking at her backlist. We had #vampires, #shapeshifters, #djinn , Magic users, and a team of para-marshals. Fast paced and fun!

EloisaJames Thanks! Giving it a try! 13mo
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Gideon's Sword | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Over the top but fun #thriller that‘s packed full of action. I can easily see this one being a movie.

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Not sure I have one... The Boy Who Cried Wolf maybe
2. Monsters Inc. I despise Shrek
3. 8:26 pm
4. Miracle whip or tomatoes 🤢
5. @Bostonmomx2

#friyayintro
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saresmoore Ugh, Miracle Whip. 13mo
GripLitGrl 🖓miracle whip😝 13mo
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Another great #childrensbook, this one about a woman who helped with the space program. Great illustrations, great #biography for children, and a wonderful way to show how useful math can be in a career.

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Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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What a great #childrensbook! I love the positive message and it‘s a great book about the power of education and having a voice.

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The Bravest Worrier | Angelique Little
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I loved this cute #childrensbook about worrying! Great illustrations and a storyline I can see using for #socialwork and #socialskills groups.

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I‘m just not a fan of F Scott Fitzgerald although the author did her darnedest to try to convince me. I really enjoyed the early years of Sheilah Graham, however, as she reinvents herself from Lily Shiel, a poverty-stricken Jewish girl who was sent to an orphanage, to a well-known Hollywood gossip columnist who has a torrid live affair with Fitzgerald.
#historicalfiction #notagreatgatsbyfan

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Some croissants before getting back to cleaning. Sneaking in a little reading too. A book I was bored with suddenly took an interesting turn, which is always a good thing.
#tastytreats

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1. Hmmm.... JD Robb‘s In Death, Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files, Simon Green‘s Nightside series
2. It was The Librarians 😑. I‘m not up to date with anything. I like NCIS & Supernatural
3. Yes
4. Leftovers from Cheddars 😂We desperately need to grocery shop lol
5. I only remember him having one book- Buyers are Liars Too
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Glad to Wear Glasses | John Hegley
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DivineDiana Audio books? Happy new glasses! 13mo
Karkar This was my day too!! New glasses are so fun!!! 13mo
Melissa_J I took my daughter to buy glasses yesterday 👓 @Karkar 13mo
CouronneDhiver I need to do this soon too. Always good fun to choose new ones 👓 13mo
Debiw781 @DivineDiana I had one pupil more dilated than the other so it acted almost like s migraine 😖 13mo
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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. We didn‘t escape but we had a blast with my brother in law and my two nieces
2. No #winterhaven #lakeland #orlando #tampa
3. Take out lol
4. Pink
5. 54

#humpdaypost
@MinDea

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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. Ice cream!
2. Depends... pool if I‘m actually going into the water. Beach to listen to the waves and watch the sunrise/sunset
3. Watermelon if I must pick
4. Travel!!
5. Ebooks although I love all books in all forms

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️ 13mo
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