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Eridau

Eridau

Joined June 2016

Reader, knitter, mother of furry kids, addicted to photo filters. CO native who always gets more 📚 from the library than she can read.
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A Murder in Time: A Novel | Julie McElwain
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Started this one a few days ago but haven't been able to post till now. It's interesting, and I'm enjoying the premise of the story. Also using a new Prisma filter called "Raccoon" on this pic today.

Suet624 Raccoon. Hmmmm... 2y
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Continuing along my theme this year of strong women, this account of Mata Hari was excellent. It's a quick read and a lovely, heartbreaking story. I thought I knew who/what Mata Hari was, but I learned a whole lot more about her and her life and how she became such a legendary performer. Highly recommended.

Reviewsbylola I've got the Cuelho book. I'm fascinated by Mata Hari but I know little about her. 2y
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Very interesting book. I never knew much about Mata Hari, and this gives an alluring glimpse of her rise to fame and fall from grace.

Suet624 I keep checking in to see if you've posted. It's been awhile! Hope all is well. 2y
Eridau Hi @Suet624 you are so sweet. I got your postcard! Made my day. Things have been a bit crazy. I'm back in Colorado due to some family things which took most of my attention the last month, but I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. Hope you are well too. 😊 2y
Suet624 I'm glad things are getting back to normal for you. Nice to hear from you. 😁 2y
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Next up! I love Anna Kendrick, so I'm hoping this is a good one.

GypsyKat I listened to this on Audible, I loved it! 😀 2y
Eridau @GypsyKat I was hoping to get it on audio but the book came in first at the library. I think it would be great on audio though. It is so funny! 2y
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The Baker's Secret: A Novel | Stephen P. Kiernan
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This book was beautiful and heart breaking and hopeful and just lovely. Kieran did an amazing job bringing the story of Emmanuel and her village during the Nazi occupation of France to life. Another great WWII era read. My reading buddies were right long side me as I finished this one up today.

BrittanyReads What photo editors do you use? I love how your photos turn out 👍👍 2y
Eridau @BBL4nkensh1p it's the Prisma app. I love it. 😊 2y
BrittanyReads Thank you! 2y
Suet624 I think you should frame this photo. It is gorgeous. 2y
Eridau @Suet624 aww thank you! 2y
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The Baker's Secret: A Novel | Stephen P. Kiernan
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How fitting is this quote to remind me of why our country and our people are so amazing! Happy Birthday, America! #stillproudtobeanamerican

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The Baker's Secret: A Novel | Stephen P. Kiernan
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So this pretty much explains my week that still has one more day to go. I've replaced my #bookandacuppa with a #bookandapint -uh. 😂. I may or may not eat the whole pint. Most likely not, but you really never know until you get in there. Ya know what I mean, Verne?

ReadingEnvy Oh goodness I want to try those trios. 2y
Eridau @ReadingEnvy this is the only one I've tried but it is soooooo good. 2y
SilversReviews I am eyeing THE BAKER'S SECRET!! LOVED that book. ENJOY!! 2y
Eridau @SilversReviews it is also really good! I'm a huge fan of ww1/ww2 era novels. 2y
SilversReviews Me too on WWII. 2y
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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I've always wanted a Pen Pal. I always signed up for them in school but they never seemed to pan out. I have high hopes for this! Super excited. #litsypenpals

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The Baker's Secret: A Novel | Stephen P. Kiernan
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Starting this one tonight. Just picked it up from the library. Couldn't wait to get it when I saw the email that my hold had come in. 😊

SilversReviews LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. 2y
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This book was just what I needed this week. Got me out of my reading funk quick. Such an endearing story of the bond between sisters (and not just in the genetic sense). This book was full of of such a beautiful sense of hope. It was a super quick read and I highly recommend it. "A person can never truly be lost, as long as someone is looking for them."

SilversReviews Loved this book. 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Look at this awesome book haul! I am so blown away by all of these wonderful books! I've had several on my "wants" list for quite some time (Pachinko, Charmed Knits, My Lady Jane and Fortune Hunter). The other two, look awesome too. Such a great variety. Thanks again @Laalaleighh ! I can't wait to light a candle and dig in. ???

Reviewsbylola Pachinko!! 😍😍 2y
JoeStalksBeck 😱😱😱❤️👏👏👏👏👏 2y
AJBowers Sooo many good ones!! 😍 2y
Suet624 Look at all those great books!!! 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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It's time. I've unboxed my goodies. So excited! Bookish candles, a fab tea towel, washi tape and a fun sticker. Now to see what's under this fun Frozen paper. 😁💗

Reviewsbylola My 3 year old would die for that paper. 2y
AJBowers @Reviewsbylola my girls too! 2y
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My #summersantagoespostal package arrived today! Thanks @Laalaleighh ! I can't wait to open it tomorrow. @BookishMarginalia #summersolsticebookexchange

Laalaleighh Oh my gosh! They taped right over the writing! I hope you like everything! 2y
LazyOwl Just in time 2y
Eridau @Laalaleighh ha! Yes they really did a job with the tape but I was able to pull it back to read what was underneath. Thanks you again. I'm excited to see what's inside tomorrow. 😁 2y
Suet624 Just in time! 2y
Gissy 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
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#bookandbath Sunday night episode. Getting ready for the busy week ahead with some coffee, chocolates and creative inspiration. I hope you all are enjoying the last of your weekend as well.

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Summerland | Michael Chabon
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Shipped! Should be there Monday. It doesn't have far to go from here! 😁 #summersantagoespostal

julesG I love how you've decorated the box. 2y
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The Sisters Chase | Sarah Healy
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Excited for this new #BOTM selection. I have a few in my book 📚 of the month stack to read but this one might get a pass to the front of the line.

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Sleepy Kitty | Sterling Children's Books
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It's been one of those weeks. Didn't get hardly any reading done. Thank goodness for the long weekend. Lots of lazy reading time coming! Until then, here's a pic of my grumpy old man, Odin, getting his snooze on.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻💤 2y
LeahBergen What a great cat name! 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕 2y
Eridau @LeahBergen 🙂 yes, it's quite fitting because he thinks he is a god and acts like one too. 😆 2y
TbrandBeyond So sweet 2y
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Finished this one on audio. Long commutes mean quick reads! Interesting premise of going on a spending fast to pay down debts. I'm considering giving it a go since it falls right in line with my abstainer personality. Budgets are not necessarily my friend but I do have great will power when I make up my mind on something. I also like how she shares how to transition from a fast to a diet.

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A Year by the Sea | Joan Anderson
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Just a small stack of library holds to pick up today. My husband, surprisingly, wanted to join me on my library trip, and In happy to say her picked up not one but two books to read! Small victories. #takethatplaystation!

Suet624 Wow. Look at all that knitting excitement! 2y
queerbookreader My heart wants to explode with happiness at all those craft books 2y
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I enjoyed this one. Quick, easy read. Perfect to read in small doses. As an introvert, I truly appreciate the sensibilities shared, especially about spending time with small groups of close friends and family and enjoying simple things like slow, home cooked meals and playing board games.

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Hygge decor - just think, "How would a Viking squirrel furnish a living room." ?

Suet624 Do they provide you with an answer? 2y
Eridau @Suet624 kind of. It's all about bringing nature inside. 2y
Suet624 Oh! Well yes, that makes sense. 😁 2y
Eridau @Suet624 I keep picturing a squirrel in a Viking helmet decorating my living room with acorns and reindeer pelts. 😂 2y
Suet624 Hahaha. I know! It's a fun image. 2y
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Slowly savoring this little gem that I finally got from the library holds. I think this is definitely one I'll want to add to my permanent collection. It is totally in sync with everything that I enjoy in life.

Reviewsbylola Judging by your picture, we enjoy some of the same things! This is on my overdrive hold list. 3y
Eridau @Reviewsbylola ha, ha, yes! I always look forward to seeing what book you are enjoying with your baths. It's the simple things. Also while reading this book, I realize that I have clearly been born in the wrong country and must, in some previous life, have been a Dane. 😁 3y
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Dog Songs | Mary Oliver
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@Liberty one living author/poet I've always wanted to meet is Mary Oliver. Her poetry has brought much to my life: reflection, beauty, and peace to name a few. I was first introduced to her works by a coworker (who later became a great friend) and she and I would meet weekly in the mornings before work and share our favorite poems that week with one another. When I got married, her wedding gift was a collection of Oliver's poems #KostovaGiveaway

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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I haven't done much reading this weekend because I've been working on a new shawl, and I'm addicted. Also, I've found The Queen of the Nigh a bit hard to get into/focus on,and I'm not sure why but I've gotta get going on it to get it finished this month. Tell me it gets more interesting.

BrainyHeroine It does 3y
heatherkaz 😍 that's beautiful! 3y
Eridau @BrainyHeroine thanks! I'll keep plodding along. I love Opera so I don't know why I'm struggling with this one so much. It should be right up my reading alley. 3y
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Eridau @heatherkaz thank you! 😊 3y
Sweettartlaura It took me a while with this one, too. But I JUST finished, & I'm so glad I stuck with it❤️ 3y
Eridau @Sweettartlaura thanks! good to know. I'm glad to hear that it's worth sticking with it. 3y
Suet624 That's so beautiful!!! 3y
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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Tonight's episode of #bookandbath features the Experimenter from Lush and The Queen of the Night.

Suet624 Lovely!!! 3y
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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Starting my May bookclub now since this one is a beast! 500+ pages! Hopefully it is as good as eveyone has said it is. Also, new filter in the Prisma app! This one is called "Spring Drops" and it might be my new favorite. ?

Kris10 At first glance I was thinking, "what is wrong with her feet?!" ? 3y
Suet624 Ah, my filter sister. Beautiful photo. 3y
Eridau @Kris10 😂 yeah it does look at bid funky at first glance. @Suet624 thanks! 3y
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I knew nothing about Empress Elisabeth of Austria before I started this book. Elisabeth had such a tumultuous life among the Hapsburgs and what started out as a beautiful love story, ended quite sourly. Now I know I have to read the suquel Sisi to see how her life played out since this novel stopped halfway though her life.

annahenke Loved this book and the sequel! 3y
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Widow | Fiona Barton
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Decided to start this one today while I do some system cleanup.

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Happy Birthday to Me! Been eagerly awaiting this order from Amazon. Now to get ready for a day of yarn shops, book shops and French bakeries. Oh and Happy 🌏 Day to you all! Don't forget to hug a tree today. 😊🌷🌻🌺🌏🌳🌲

Lynnsoprano Happy Birthday 🎂 3y
julesG Happy Birthday! Great gift. 3y
JoeStalksBeck Happy Birthday 🍭🎂🥂👏👏👏 3y
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Sue Happy birthday! 🎈🎈🎈 3y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚 🎉📚🎉 3y
Eridau @sue @LeahBergen thank you! 😁 3y
Suet624 Oh shoot. I missed your post. 😩. Happy birthday!!! And I'm a knitter too. Best wishes for your next trip around the sun. 3y
Eridau @Suet624 thanks, Sue! 😊 3y
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Wow, that was a long, busy week! I don't think I've posted since last weekend. Just had a nice dinner out with the husband and am now getting ready to relax and enjoy my "dessert". Book-latte-bath. Happy Friday everyone.

tpixie Pretty book cover and your latte looks delicious 😋 3y
Eridau @tpixie thanks! I did use a photo filter which makes everything even prettier but this book is lovely on its own. 😊 3y
Reviewsbylola I'm enjoying a bath right now too. I wish I had a latte! 3y
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Eridau @Reviewsbylola great minds! One of my best purchases was buying myself a Nespresso and accompanying milk frother last year for my birthday. I love it! 3y
tpixie @Eridau my sister enjoys her Nespresso too- although she wishes the drink size was bigger! 3y
Eridau @tpixie that is so true! Sometimes I make two espresso shots for a larger latte. 🤣I need my caffeine. 3y
tpixie 😂😁😆 3y
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Poolside reading this beautiful day. Happy Easter everyone!

Suet624 Wait a minute. You have a pool? And it's warm enough to sit by it? 3y
Eridau @Suet624 ha, ha! Yes. My building has a salt water pool and it was mid 80s here today. Nice and toasty in the sun finally. But it's going to cool back down this week to the 60s. 3y
Suet624 I have no clue where my bathing suit is. I wear it about 4 times in the summer. 😁 3y
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Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Just in case anyone is wondering, (Summer Santa Swap Partner 😉) I took all the books I own off of my stacked books here on Litsy, and I promise not to buy or checkout from the library any of them until after June 21st. This has been a Public Service Announcement that I stole from another super smart Litsian. Thanks @Gayan for the idea!

Luv2readbookz Great idea! 3y
asiriusreader Awesome idea!! 3y
BibliophileMomma Great idea. I'm going to do this. 3y
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LeahBergen I did this, too! I have a lot of sympathy for whoever has to scroll through all of my posts for #SummerSantaGoesPostal ! 😬 (edited) 3y
MyNamesParadise I mentioned in the "other stuff your match should know on the form" that I had taken books I own off of my "To Read" list! 3y
Gayan You are welcome! 3y
Suet624 Haha. I had trouble when I was buying your gift. I kept seeing that the books you wanted to read had already been purchased! That's why i went with my own personal favorites. 😂😂 3y
BookishMarginalia Great idea! 3y
Eridau @Suet624 I remember you mentioning that in my note. 😂 I felt bad that I made it difficult for you but not too bad now because you choose some really great books to send. 3y
Suet624 Awww, you're really sweet and kind. ❤️ 3y
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This is my Women's Historical Fiction book club selection for April or as I call it BadAss Women in History. My reading buddies are distracted by all the action going on outside since everyone is out enjoying this gorgeous weather.

Suet624 Beautiful photo. 💕💕 3y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Anyone else have a crazy week? I can't tell you how glad I am that it's Friday night. I've stepped it up a notch this evening. 1/2 a bubble bar, 1/2 a bath bomb (the pink egg that breaks in half to reveal a surprise inside) and a fresh face mask (the sacred truth) to go with my book this evening. #litsypartyofone

moranadatter Yes. Long and crazy. TGIF! 3y
LeslieO Now that's a party! 3y
Jinjer What was the surprise in side? 3y
Eridau @Jinjer a little yellow chick bathbomb. 😁🐣🐥 3y
Jinjer @Eridau 😳How fun!!!! 3y
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I finished this one while pedaling 6 miles on the bike at the gym tonight. It was fitting since I was reading about the authors trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro. This was a great memoir. It was inspiring and entertaining and made me want to undertake a challenge to push myself out of my comfort zone. I'll need some time to reflect on what that might be though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Suet624 Isn't it great? I love her persistence and her humor. And Eleanor of course. 3y
Eridau @Suet624 so good! Thanks again for sending it. I really loved it. 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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This collection of poetry is beautiful. I think I'll be buying this one after I have to return the library's copy.

stacybmartin That's what I did too after returning my library copy! It's so beautiful. 💜 3y
TheBookHippie Same! 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Suet624 I reach often for this book on my table. So beautiful. 3y
Eridau @suet624 I had such a strong mix of emotions while reading it. I'm always amazed at how powerful such few words can be. 3y
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@BookishMarginalia has opened up the sign-ups for the #SunnerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange So excited. The February exchange was so much fun, I can't wait for this one. 😆

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I rarely have trouble sleeping, thank goodness, but when I do, it is really brutal. Last night I found myself wide awake at 1:30 in the morning, so I got up to read on the couch. How funny to find that the next chapter that I started reading was about the main character's insomnia and addiction to sleeping pills. Not a funny topic , but quite the coincidence. Luckily, my hot chamomile tea and 30 minutes of reading got me back to sleep.

Suet624 I hope you find some sleepy comfort tonight. Do you know about golden milk? Turmeric and coconut milk. Knocks me right out. 3y
Eridau @Suet624 Thank you. I hope so too. I'll have to get some coconut milk. I have turmeric, it's one of my favorite spices but no coconut milk. Sounds yummy. 3y
Suet624 Just google the recipe. I make a paste ahead of time and then put some in a cup of coconut milk an hour or so before bed. 3y
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This book speaks to me.

Suet624 That quote stayed with me too. So good. 3y
Eridau @Suet624 and so true! 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Library holds galore! Happy Friday, Littens!! Hopefully your weather is better than our sloppy wet mess here in MD. 😁 I keep reminding myself that the rain will bring the beautiful greenery and flowers soon. 💦💦----> 🌸🌺🌷🌱🌳🌼

CocoReads Milk and Honey is awesome! Enjoy! 3y
Reviewsbylola It's a wet, rainy, muddy mess here too! 3y
Eridau @CocoReads I'm really excited about diving in to that one. I've been waiting forever to get it. 😁 3y
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Eridau @Reviewsbylola Yes! So muddy and of course my dogs have found every bit of it. 🤣 3y
lauren.lerner The pouring rain in D.C. has me sitting with a stack of books all day! 3y
Suet624 Somewhere between 6 and 16 inches of snow expected tonight and tomorrow. Quite the guesstimate. My back is already starting to groan. 😀 3y
Eridau @lauren.lerner hopefully it'll stop for the weekend. 3y
Eridau @Suet624 you win! I'll stop complaining now. I'll take the rain. 😁 3y
lauren.lerner That's what I'm hoping for as well.... but as long as it's sunny Monday for Nats opening day, I don't mind a little rain this weekend, @Eridau ! 😉 3y
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mcipher Good advice!! 3y
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Starting this one tonight. Will most likely be my last read of March. I was in the mood for a memoir, especially one inspired by one of my favorite women in history. Thanks @Suet624 for including this one in my #cupidgoespostal package. 💗

Suet624 Oooh, I hope you like it. 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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A nice, quick, easy read. Sisterly bonds and lots of twists and turns.

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Happy Friday eve! It's a book and bomb kinda night.

BrittanyReads Such a cool pic!! 3y
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Puppy Love | Frauke Scheunemann
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Happy #nationalpuppyday! Here's a little #throwbackthursday to two years ago when my reading buddy Miss Molly the doodle was a little girl. It was her first trip to the vet. 😁that face!

LauraBeth So cute!! I have been told repeatedly that doodles are THE best dogs!! 💕 3y
Eridau @LauraBeth she is definitely a wonderful dog. We also have a black lab who is the best too. I will say she has quite the personality and is really fun. 😁 3y
TheBookAddict Cute!!!💕🐶💕 3y
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Cinfhen I agree, that face 😍 3y
LeahBergen 💗💗 3y
stacybmartin Aww so sweet! 💜 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Next up, Caraval and kitteh toes 😺. I've got two days before this one is due at the library. Think I can do it?

PurpleyPumpkin Absolutely, you got this!👊🏽 3y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
Suet624 Gorgeous photo! Again! You have Prisma down. 3y
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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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My first #dnf of the year. I just couldn't get into this one. I feel like I'm just forcing myself to read it because I've heard such great things about it but honestly I'm 100 pages in and I can't even remember the main character's name. Meh. I have too many books calling my name to spend anymore time on one that does nothing for me. Onward to the TBR pile I go.

Alfoster I get it! I read it as an ARC and there were no reviews yet. I had to power through and ended up liking it, but I agree that the first part is slow an you have no clue where it's headed! 3y
Eridau @Alfoster I might try it again in the future but it is really slow in the beginning. 3y
Alfoster So slow...and all over the place if I remember! Return if you are in the right frame of mind! I hate that feeling of not knowing whether to bail or hang in there👊! 3y
Nonaroo I was very "meh" about this book. I finished it and couldn't wait to be done with it. But I'm all about bailing when there are so many other good books out there waiting for me! 3y
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Some Pets | Angela DiTerlizzi
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#BOTM regrammed my post on their pet book club site! Woot. Litsy animal lovers, have you seen this Instagram account? So adorable if you are a fan of pets and books. 🐶📖😺🐱@petbookclub on instagram.

rubyslippersreads 😻📚😻 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
8little_paws I saw that post!! Cute kitty 3y
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