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Elle_Skeldon

Elle_Skeldon

Joined January 2018

Public Library Reference Librarian Music/Art Lover, Vegan, Compulsive Book Buyer/Sharer. 🇺🇸
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Missing You | Kylie Kaden
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It has been way too long since I have posted and I am missing Litsy big time! I am taking 5 classes in grad school and working as a reference librarian so I don‘t have tons of time for socializing BUT I had to share this with the people I know appreciate it like I do. My husband finished my shelves!!! Can‘t wait to graduate so I can play with you all again!

DivineDiana Looks great! Wishing you a successful school year! 3w
Elle_Skeldon thanks @DivineDiana !! I really do miss this place! 3w
TheSpineView Beautiful! 3w
julesG Wonderful shelves. 😍 3w
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Hey folks! Taking a minute to say hello and I miss you!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much for dropping me a line via snail mail. It really helped snap me out of a serious grad school meltdown. I can‘t post as often anymore, and I def have less time to read for fun, but I will try to be better at checking in! I did start this the other day and so far I am loving it. Here‘s hoping I get to finish it before I finish my MLIS 🤪

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! We miss you!! ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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This Is Not A Book | Jean Jullien
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This is completely unrelated to reading except that I received the mug from a litsy swap, but I thought I‘d share my bliss! 🍁🍂🍁🍂 #fallcomforts

Bookzombie I love your mug! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Miss you on Litsy!!! Hope all is well!! ❤️ (edited) 8mo
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Thank you so much @BookwormAHN !! I am super excited to finally read these books!!! Also I love the art and absolutely adorable Daenerys ! The book clip is super cute too! The had will get used a bunch this winter I‘m sure too. Thank you so much!!! #asoiaf #ASwapOfIceAndFire

BookwormAHN Your welcome 🐲 13mo
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Revisiting this one.
I had no idea about this donation situation!🧚🏻‍♂️

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Finally!!! @BookwormAHN this is on its way!!!
#ASwapOfIceAndFire

BookwormAHN Yea, I can't waite 🐲 13mo
BookwormAHN They are here! Both boxes arrived this morning 😺 13mo
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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This was an amazing swap! Thank you @JenlovesJT47 for hosting and thank you @Chrissyreadit for all the amazing gifts! I have not read any of these books. Mmmm coffee beans! And I am in love with the smell of the loose leaf tea. The puns were on point too!! Thank you so much! #ITCS #itstrulycriminalswap

JenlovesJT47 Awesome!! 💚💚💚 14mo
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Serial killer | Carlo Lucarelli, Massimo Picozzi
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Ok so I love all the things, but THIS SPOON!!!!!! @Chrissyreadit #ITCS #itstrulycriminalswap

Chrissyreadit I thought it was punny. 14mo
Bklover @Chrissyreadit Where did you find that mug!? I love it! 14mo
AmyG Awesome! 14mo
JenlovesJT47 That‘s awesome!! 14mo
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The Fellowship of the Ring | J. R. R. Tolkien
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@ErinSueG thank you so much!! These copies are so beautiful! Good call not passing on them, I would have done the same. I am not sure if you have opened your package yet but I think you may chuckle when you do. I won‘t say why just yet though. Also I seriously love the bookmark!! Can‘t wait to make a cup of tea and dive into these again...It has been 20 years. Thank you friend! And thank you @Sorceryandswords for hosting 🤗
#tolkieniteswap

JazzFeathers Enjoy the read! I reread Tolkien's main work last year with the #LotRChapterADay readaling after ten years. Best experience ever. Tolkien becomes better the more you have of him 😂 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart Gorgeous editions! 14mo
Elle_Skeldon @JazzFeathers that it what so many say!! 😀 14mo
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The Swap | Megan Shull
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JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 💚 1y
ErinSueMreads Mine went out today too!! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart Yay! 🖤🖤 1y
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Elle_Skeldon @ErinSueG and @Chrissyreadit your packages arrived today!! So quick😀 1y
Chrissyreadit Great! Hope you enjoy it on opening day! 1y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is a first for me! I‘m in!!! This one is mostly on Instagram if you are interested.

#25infive

MoniqueReads305 Good luck 1y
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Hometown | Peter Davis
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Thank you so much @SomedayAlmost for the great package! I love that you included a local short story collection! And the crafty little journal is adorable! Thank you very much!!

Also, I can‘t believe your package made it in time! Just know if I could have I would have thrown in some coffee milk and Del‘s lemonade!
This was a great swap! Thank you hosts!!
#hometownswap

MicrobeMom Yay! Looks like a great package!! 1y
SomedayAlmost Glad you liked them! One more signed book from a talented TX author is also headed your way! 1y
Elle_Skeldon Ooo @SomedayAlmost ! Can‘t wait! 1y
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Hometown | Peter Davis
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I goofed up! I usually send my swaps out so early people get frustrated, but this time I copied the date wrong into my swap journal and thought it was to arrive on the 18th! So,to my person, this will be headed out Monday morning and I will ship it as fast as I can! The open box sat on my table for a week and when I looked at the email for the address this morning I noticed the date I had was wrong. I hope it gets to you in time!!! #HomeTownSwap

readinginthedark Thanks for letting us know! @SomedayAlmost this is your package, so heads-up! 1y
Elle_Skeldon @readinginthedark I wasn‘t sure if I should spoil the swap by tagging her so thank you. I also sent tracking to @MicrobeMom if it is needed. Should be there tomorrow! 1y
readinginthedark No worries! Good to know! 1y
SomedayAlmost Thanks! I am always 15 min late for meeting & events myself, so don‘t worry about it. 😃I sent my package in 2 parts, so at least yours is all together. 😉 (A signed book Arrived late, so I mailed Hometown Swap 2-The sequel.) Thanks again. 📚 (edited) 1y
Elle_Skeldon @SomedayAlmost I am so happy you understand! Also part 1 arrived today 😀 so thank you!! 1y
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This is awesome! If there was only one thing on my list I could pick it would be the tagged book!I could never justify buying these illustrated versions and thanks to my secret match now I can! Because of course I need a complete set right!??? Thank you so much for everything! And thanks @BookaholicNatty for organizing. I have no idea who sent this so I can‘t tag them, but please let them know the package finally arrived tonight! #HarryPotterSwap

BookaholicNatty @Elle_Skeldon of course you need the complete set!!!!!!! And these versions are gorgeous!!!!! I believe thank yous are in order to @ads0123 ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Elle_Skeldon Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!! @ads0123 1y
ads0123 You‘re very welcome @Elle_Skeldon I‘m glad you like it!! 1y
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Take Me With You | Andrea Gibson
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💜❤️💜YES💜❤️💜

Also I‘ve been super busy and not posting as much lately, BUT I try to get on and show some love every day! I‘m still here! 😀

SomedayAlmost Wise quote! 1y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I learned from this book, and many thoughts are now floating around my head in the wake of listening to it. Like a parent saying their child‘s name during a press release aimed at a kidnapper in hopes of personifying the hostage, Coates uses the phrase “my body” over and over again.
This book was powerful and thought provoking to say the very least. It will definitely stick with me.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I really enjoyed this! If you have the option I DO recommend the actual book over the audio though. She constantly refers to photos in the book and it gets a bit annoying if you aren‘t able to look at them.

WorldsOkayestStepMom I listened to the audio version and had the same thoughts about the pictures! 1y
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Came home to BOOK MAIL from my pen pal @therealdealbeall !! Thank you so much! 😊 This book is perfect for so many reasons, but extra funny because we are pen pals! This was such a nice surprise! Ok, enough exclamation points, I know. I‘m done.

therealdealbeall I saw that it was on your TBR list and realized the significance of the title after I packed it haha. Glad you liked it! :p 1y
therealdealbeall Meant to do a smiley face haha :) 1y
JoScho Listening to this on audio and it is so good! 1y
Elle_Skeldon @JoScho I think this one is next up for July! 1y
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Diving into this one while doing some knitting. So far so good!

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How to Speak Emoji | Fred Benenson
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❤️🌈💪🏾

Alfrazier21 😬🤭🤨👎🏼 (I‘m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid) (edited) 1y
JoScho 💔🐉🚣 1y
McGonagall ☠️🌸🌖 1y
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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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So this was so much more than I expected! The only thing I did not love about it is the title because I think it may keep some people from picking it up and honestly I think everyone should read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Side note, that IS a pretty badass nickname if you ask me 😉

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Safari Honeymoon | Jesse Jacobs
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“Do not be alarmed “

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Thank you so much @heidifk !! I am super excited about the steampunk stories! This was the perfect swap also because lately the only thing I have been able to finish are shorts so I could not be happier to have a couple of new ones to add to my collection! Oh, and you nailed it with the cards too!

@CSeydel you are fantastic! Happy Birthday!!! And Thanks for organizing!!
#ShortStorySwap

CSeydel So cool! 1y
CSeydel And thank you 🎉🎈 1y
heidisreads @Elle_Skeldon Hey!! Yeah! Thanks for a fun match, @CSeydel 😁 1y
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CSeydel Thanks @heidifk for participating! Great job 👌🏼 1y
monalyisha Omg that dachshund card! 😅 1y
Elle_Skeldon @monalyisha I know right!!! 😆 1y
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I loved this collection! While it seems at first like a petite portion of prose fit to tickle your funny bone, it becomes something much more. This is quick read great for transitioning from book to book or for anyone who has had trouble finishing things lately.
👏🏼 Ms. Fennelly! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

britt_brooke I loved this, too! 1y
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Delivered Fast | Annabeth Albert
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@heidifk it‘s here!! Now I wait...
#ShortStorySwap

CSeydel Woot! 1y
heidisreads Ahhh! That was SUPER fast! I sent it Saturday morning! 1y
Elle_Skeldon Whoa @heidifk that‘s impressive! 1y
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Haven‘t posted much or had a chance to read much the past week, but I hope to start with a fresh batch of books for July! Kicking it off with this one (even though I have a couple of others to finish) ☔️

Mariposa_Bookworm PRINCE! 💜 1y
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Thanks for the tag @Colly_Beau !

1) Usually I just throw my iTunes on shuffle but lately I‘ve been into Post Modern Jukebox and Panic at the Disco.

2) Seriously can‘t decide. I love music. I tried to put just my essential favorites and I hit my limit before finishing the questions.

3) I pretty much love it all except country, AC/DC and
Lynyrd Skynyrd.

4) Prime, (free)Spotify and Pandora, and iTunes

@Bookworm22
#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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Boy Erased: A Memoir | Garrard Conley
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1) Summer reading kick off at work! 📷
2) Coffee ☕️
3) Heartbreaking Ex-Gay Therapy 🌈
4) Fabric 🍊
5) 5‘6” on a good day! 📏

#HumpDayPost

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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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Congrats @britt_brooke on your milestone!! And thanks for having a #250KGiveaway !

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 1y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Excellent book. Not something I would normally read but seriously everyone has been telling me to read it no matter what their favorite genre is so I figured I‘d give it a try. So happy I did! I listened to the audiobook and I really enjoyed this narrator. She spoke a bit slowly but I was ok with that because she was so engaging. I highly recommend the audiobook version! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

GypsyKat I read the print version and loved it! Such a good book! 1y
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“....Wait. Wait.
Wait.

NOW.”

#SummerSlasherBookSwap

guinsgirlreads That looked like such a cute little thing! I want one lol 1y
Elle_Skeldon @guinsgirlreads thank you for sending it my way! It seems cute but there is some work in it that stops your heart. A piece compiled of notes from a mass shooter really chilled me to the bone. 1y
guinsgirlreads @Elle_Skeldon just cute size wise lol 😆 sounds interesting though! 1y
Elle_Skeldon 😆 My bad! Lol yes, it is a cute little book! @guinsgirlreads (edited) 1y
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Killing Spree | Kevin O'Brien
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I. Can‘t. Even.
😮😮😮😮

Thank you SO much @guinsgirlreads for all these books!!! And even a flying pig too! I love everything! I wish I had added more books to your package! It was actually really creepy reaching into the box pulling out bloody tissues and things because I couldn‘t see inside at all. This has been a great #SummerSlasherBookSwap @JoeStalksBeck !! Thank you for hosting!

Now to clean up this bloody mess!! 😆

guinsgirlreads Glad you like it! 1y
Betty Bloody tissues--how funnily creepy 1y
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How to Drink | Victoria Moore
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Definitely buying this one! It is full of good tips about beverages from whiskey to tea and even includes some recipes. I really enjoyed the artful touches throughout the book and that she really makes a point to focus as much on our drinks as our food. The only thing that was lacking was beer talk and I feel like these days there are some beautifully crafted beers worthy of a few pages in a book of this kind. Overall a pick for me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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It | Stephen King
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@guinsgirlreads it has arrived!! I need to say nice touch with the little red balloon 🎈 CREEPY. I can‘t wait to open this!

#SummerSlasherBookSwap

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Scythe (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I really loved the concept for this book. The language was smart but not intimidating for YA, and many relatable issues were addressed. Engaging characters and a fully imagined setting seemed like a safe space to talk about things like suicide even though they were slightly out of context for our real life experiences. At over 400 pages I had trouble finishing this book and found it a bit slow even though I really wanted to know more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

EH2018 I like your use of stars! Some books I‘d pick are worth the read but I did not LOVE them 1y
Elle_Skeldon @EH2018 thanks! That a exactly why I do that. I have a very short attention span and read very slowly so what might be ‘slow‘ or ‘boring‘ for me might be the complete opposite for someone else. I am also a habitual DNFer so so that fact that I finished it at all almost guarantees it is a pick for me. 1y
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So I forgot to take a picture of my #shortstoryswap mail before I sent it but it should be there in a couple of days. @CSeydel I am not sure if I am supposed to tag the recipient seeing as it is not a 1:1 swap. But I wanted to be sure to say it is headed out!

rubyslippersreads Pigasus! 😄🐷 1y
Elle_Skeldon @rubyslippersreads they are my favorite!! 😃 1y
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Finally feels like summer!! 🕶🌞🌺📚🍺

Quirkybookworm Hey! Give my cherries back! 1y
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Evidence: Poems | Mary Oliver
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So this is heading out tomorrow morning!!!
📫🔪📫🔪📫🔪📫🔪📫🔪📫🔪📫

#SummerSlasherBookSwap

JoScho How fun! 1y
TheRomantiCate Fun!! 😄😄 1y
guinsgirlreads Looks great!! Thank you! (edited) 1y
julesG Wow! 1y
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Too much to say in under 451 characters... so I will say WOW. For me this book of poems was the lyrical equivalent of a death drop. It did not hold back. It was certainly not created in everyone‘s comfort zone, but I still think everyone should read it. Soulfully jam packed with feminine pride and a continuous nod to pop culture made this collection a pick for me.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB Have this on tbr 👍🏻 great review 1y
Itchyfeetreader This looks like my kind of poetry. Stacking! 1y
Heideschrampf Aaaaaand onto the list! 1y
Cinfhen Love your review!!! 1y
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I really enjoyed the flow of this book. Short sections of information provided tools to helping control the beast making this a far less boring read than it had the potential to be. If I had one criticism it is that the author has had many experiences the average person will probably not and this made it a little less relatable than anticipated despite its conversational style. But, it does show that anxiety can affect anyone.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

kstadt929 Love your mug!!! 1y
Elle_Skeldon Thanks @kstadt929 !! It is new 😀 1y
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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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🎨 Grey, grass green, turquoise 🎨

🌞 Summer 🏖

📚 Memoirs, Satire, Alternative History 📖

🌺 Gardening, Quilting 🌻

🍐 Pears, Ginger Snaps, Pretzels 🥨

☕️ Coffee, Mojitos, Craft Beer 🍺

🛍 Totes 👜

I tag @readinginthedark ...hope you have not already been taggged!

readinginthedark I haven't! Sorry I'm just now responding, but challenge accepted! 1y
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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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1) I LOVE cover art but actually prefer my books in the nude.
2) I don‘t have a porch but if I did I would also have a rocking chair or swing and the answer would be YES!
3) Chapter finisher for sure.
4) Yes.
5) Mhm

🕶🌸🌞🌺🌊🏐🏄🏽‍♀️📚🕶

SilversReviews I take off my covers when I read, but I LOVE seeing those gorgeous covers when I first spy a book. Thanks for playing. 1y
Elle_Skeldon @SilversReviews this was fun! And I am the same way. I am a sucker for a stunning cover! 1y
SilversReviews @Elle_Skeldon Thanks...I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping back. 1y
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I am sitting here not even knowing what to type or where to begin. @readinginthedark you seriously went above and beyond! I actually *squee*‘d!!! There are things here that I realize now I NEEDED, I just never knew they existed. EVERYTHING is so perfect I don‘t even know what to say except thank you!! This was an absolutely incredible swap!

Also thank you so much @JPeterson for hosting!

#SockSwap

CouronneDhiver Great gift! 🎁 1y
blithebuoyant I didn‘t know Sara Bareilles had a book! Ahh! This is such a great swap 1y
Elle_Skeldon @CouronneDhiver @blithebuoyant seriously I am in love with this swap! 1y
readinginthedark You‘re welcome! I had so much fun shopping for you; I‘m glad you love it! 1y
readinginthedark @blithebuoyant It‘s really good! 1y
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#QuotsyJune18 ‘EARLY‘

EH2018 Wow 1y
Kaye Dear Elle. I have a really stupid question. Did you contact me to sign up for the JB group ? I don‘t have any of your info listed but I have your birthday written down. I‘m trying to figure out why I listed your birthday but not your address ? Drop me a tag if you wanted included. If not, sorry for the mixup. 🧐 1y
Elle_Skeldon @Kaye Nope! You are good, I didn‘t not sign up for JB! It might be confusing because I didn‘t realize JB was a thing and I filled out and shared your post getting info about me thinking Just Because was another thing like the ‘ This Or That‘ posts we see! That was my bad but I am in so many swaps I thought it could t hurt to just leave it out there! Thanks for checking, that was really sweet of you! 😀 1y
Kaye No problem at all 😊. I‘ve been trying to check and double check and thought I was totally updated then saw your name and thought I missed someone 😳 Keeps me hopping to make sure I don‘t mess anything up. Have a great day. 1y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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When I saw that today was ‘REPEAT‘ I immediately thought of The Giver and the monotony of their society. Also made me think of that movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. A world without choices and free will would be like living the same day over and over stuck on repeat.

#QuotsyJune18

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#QuotsyJune18 ‘Junk‘

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Saturday | Ian McEwan
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So I had to work today so I thought I would share a collage of some of our awesome Graphic Novel Collection for my ‘Saturday Shelfie‘. The bulk of our Marvel and DC collections are not shown here but I am still proud!

#ReadingResolutions 📚Saturday Shelfie📚

Nute Wow! That is an awesome collection. 1y
DrexEdit Nice collection! 1y
Elle_Skeldon @Nute @DrexEdit thanks! We have a great selection comparatively. And we just received two huge boxes full for collection development because my boss is amazing! 1y
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Story of My Life | Helen Keller
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It Started in June | Susan Kietzman
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So here is my potential June lineup🤓😀📚
@Mollyanna I am super excited to start The Parasol Protectorate! Thank you again!!

#readingresolutions

vkois88 I have the graphic novel version! I can't wait to get to it at some point 😊 1y
Mollyanna I hope you enjoy! It‘s a great series. 🤞😄🤞 1y
Elle_Skeldon @vkois88 I have only heard good things! 1y
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