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JPeterson

Joined May 2016

Book Hoarder. Photographer. Slytherin. Cat & Gecko Lover. Wine Enthusiast. GoodReads: JPetersonReads
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Mouthful of Birds | Samanta Schweblin
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Perfect library pickup for Women in Translation month. Plus, frozen waffles because sometimes you just need to please your inner child. #womenintranslation

AlaMich Oh man, frozen waffles! For me, they are essentially a delivery device for syrup and butter. 😋 3w
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I got to meet the lovely Oyinkan Braithwaite and hear her talk last night. 🖤

JoScho So jealous! Was she awesome? 4w
ljuliel Cute as a button. Love her hair. It‘s very pretty. 4w
Megabooks So cool!! 4w
Simona 😍😍😍 4w
sarahbarnes Wow! Cool!! 4w
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Book haul while waiting to hear Oyinkan Braithwaite speak (author of My Sister, The Serial Killer).

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Republic of Thieves | Scott Lynch
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And that‘s a night. 16 hours, 20 minutes total read. 1,084 total pages (counting a graphic novel). 2 books & 1 graphic novel finished: The Demon in the Freezer (Richard Preston); Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach (Kelly Robson); The Wicked + The Divine, Book 1 (Kieron Gillen). Progress in Republic Of Thieves (Scott Lynch) and Grunt (Mary Roach), plus of a few hours of listening to Aurora Rising (Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman). 🤓📚📖 #24in48

DebinHawaii Awesome job!!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 1mo
Librarybelle Great job! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah. ⭐️💗💞 1mo
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Lizpixie Well done🎉🎉 1mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚📚📚 1mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Eyelit Nice! 📚👏 1mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Hour 6 #24in48 photo challenge: Science Fiction/Fantasy (SFF). Perfect time to showcase one of my favorite authors, N. K. Jemisin. 🖤

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🖤 I love her too! 🖤 1mo
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Coffee is made, so let‘s get this party started. 😎 #24in48 #readathon @24in48

CrowCAH I‘m listening to the second book of this series; love it! 1mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Locke and Jean! 🤘 1mo
JPeterson @CrowCAH Enjoy! I don‘t know what took me so long to get to the third! 1mo
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The Demon in the Freezer | Richard Preston
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My modest #bookstack for the modest amount of time I have for this weekends #24in48 readathon. 😉🤓

Megabooks Grunt is really good! 1mo
JPeterson @Megabooks I love Mary Roach! This is the only one I haven‘t gotten to yet, so I‘m excited to open it this weekend. 😊 1mo
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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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Sunday‘s are for reading and lots of coffee. 💙

catiewithac Nice mug! 2mo
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The Raven Tower | Ann Leckie
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Up next!

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Church Of Marvels | Leslie Parry
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Came for the cover, stayed for the story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

riversong153 Yum 😋 2mo
JPeterson @riversong153 Very! It was goat cheese & pine nut stuffed portobellos. 😋 2mo
IamIamIam Love when that works out!!! 2mo
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Photo from our date night the other night. I surprised my boyfriend by taking him to a comic store, then to a brewery to read our new finds. 🤓🍻

KirstieE Perfect date right there 😍 2mo
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Woo! Guess who got the ARC of Richard Preston‘s upcoming book?!? 😄

I‘m not excited. You‘re excited. 😆

Thanks, #NetGalley!

BookDragonNotWorm I always lose sleep after reading his books! So much scarier than any fiction book! 2mo
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The Girl in Red | Christina Henry
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(Because I never posted this Tuesday night...)

It‘s here! 🖤🐺

I also already finished it last night, and absolutely loved it. Not as dark as Alice, but fantastic all the same. 🖤

Owlizabeth Ahhh jealous! My library doesn‘t have it yet... 2mo
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The Shadowed Sun | N. K. Jemisin
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Sundays are made for books & coffee. 📚☕️⠀

Butterflyamore I like that mug! 2mo
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New balcony furniture set! And since we finally watched the first episode of Chernobyl, new ebook to read on said balcony set. 😎

britt_brooke Ooh, nice reading spot! 2mo
MallenNC I‘m waiting for that book to come in for me at the library 2mo
stacybmartin Looks amazing! Enjoy! 💙 2mo
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Bklover Looks great! I just watched Chernobyl too. Incredible story. I remember when it happened, and you sure didn‘t hear much about it 2mo
JPeterson @britt_brooke It is; very comfy and hard to leave 😂 2mo
JPeterson @MallenNC Hopefully it comes in soon! 🤞🏻 2mo
JPeterson @stacybmartin It is! Definitely my new reading spot for the summer! 2mo
JPeterson @Bklover It is! I know some of what happened, but not a lot of the small details that really explain the motivations of why this happened. Crazy! 2mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Finally listening to this. ❤️

Eggbeater 2mo
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#SundayFunday with Miss Goldeneyes this rainy afternoon.

julesG Lovely eyes! 2mo
GondorGirl She's so pretty! 😻 2mo
DebinHawaii Gorgeous girl! 🐱❤️ 2mo
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Megabooks Great picture! Beautiful! 💙 2mo
StaceyKondla Fabulous picture! 😻 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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The wildest Saturday night 😎

Branwen Looks perfect to me! 😍👍💕📚 3mo
ShyBookOwl Nailing it! 3mo
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All the monsters!!

Absolutely glorious. I loved learning about the history of Milicent Patrick and her role in creating the Creature.

My one con is that a better editor was needed. Parts were a bit repetitive and rambling. I also liked some parts when O‘Meara referenced herself, but could have done with less.

Overall I loved it! 4 Stars 🖤🖤🖤🖤

Now to actually go watch The Creature From The Black Lagoon.

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After about three weeks of traveling (Athens for 2 weeks, home for 2 days, Chicago for 4 days), I‘m excited to just sit home all day and read. I have so many books I started before and during everything, here‘s to hoping today I can finish something. 😋

teainthelibrary I love that mug!! I have a Powell's mug as well, but not as cute as that one! 3mo
Tamra I recommend reading Lincoln in conjunction with the audio, of you have access. It‘s marvelous! 3mo
heikemarie Lady from the Black Lagoon looks so interesting! 3mo
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JPeterson @teainthelibrary Thanks! My boyfriend got it for me when he was on a business trip in Portland! 3mo
JPeterson @Tamra I plan on checking out the audio version once I finish the print! I‘ve heard great things about it! 3mo
JPeterson @heikemarie I‘m a few chapters in, and l loving it so far! It‘s really fascinating! 3mo
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When in a new city for the weekend, it‘s important to stop at the closest indie bookstore. And get a new book, of course. 🤓

Eyelit Of course! 3mo
mabell Nice! I haven‘t been to that one. 3mo
mdemanatee Great bookstore! Welcome to Chicago! 3mo
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My (small) bookmark collection from Greece! I finally had to limit how many I bought. 🤓

PurpleyPumpkin Ooh beautiful! I love bookmarks, they‘re such great mementos. 🔖 3mo
batsy Those are lovely! 😍 3mo
Kshakal Those are beautiful and what a great souvenir!! 3mo
JPeterson Thanks! I love how most of them are pretty different from each other! @PurpleyPumpkin @batsy @Kshakal 3mo
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Zorba the Greek (Revised) | Nikos Kazantzakis
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Litsy, it‘s been awhile. Two weeks in Greece was simply phenomenal. While I barely got any reading done, we did stop in this amazing book store in Oia. I picked up Zobra the Greek, even though the reviews are dicey, it just seemed the like the right choice (plus, I didn‘t have room for another edition of The Odyssey 😂).

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds heavenly! 🇬🇷 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 🇬🇷 3mo
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The Odyssey | Homer
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And so it begins! On my way to Greece for two weeks! 😄

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 4mo
RealLifeReading Have fun! 4mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻 4mo
Caterina I love Greece!! Have fun, and share lots of pictures! ❤️😊 4mo
Redwritinghood Enjoy! 4mo
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The best bath bombs are Game of Thrones related and come with a surprise inside. 🐉

#GameOfThrones #FireAndSuds

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Revenant Gun | Yoon Ha Lee
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When you don‘t want to read any book you currently own, so you buy the last book in a trilogy you *need* to finish. Happy Friday. 🤓

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I went to this #AwesomeCon panel, and it‘s like it was made for me. Author Max Brooks and members from the Blue Ribbon Study on Biodefense (Ken Wainstein and Dr. Asha George) talked about biodefense, germ warfare, and released Brooks new graphic novel Germ Warfare: A Very Graphic History.

...and I got to meet Max Brooks, who signed my copy of Germ Warfare with “Jessica - who already knows.” 🖤

GondorGirl I got a chance to meet him yesterday too. He was surprisingly funny! 4mo
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Finished my latest science/medical non-fiction book (The Hot Zone).

And I wonder why I have issues finding the horror genre scary. ☠️

CouronneDhiver Liked that one - CRAZY story though 🦠 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm This is what I read when I'm in the mood for horror! The Demon in the Freezer is scary good too! 4mo
Hoopiefoot I forgot about this book! I was obsessed with it in high school. 4mo
Lizpixie This book made me terrified of Ebola becoming a global pandemic😷 4mo
JPeterson @CouronneDhiver @Hoopiefoot @Lizpixie It was crazy! I‘m obsessed with reading true medical nonfiction books. @BookDragon I want to read The Demon in the Freezer next! 4mo
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Exhibit A on why I shouldn‘t be left alone at a bookstore. 🤓

In my defense, I donated about 10 books and have already read Stiff (just needed a copy for my collection).

IamIamIam I absolutely LOVED this and I'm someone who doesn't really even understand chemistry beyond mixing baking soda & vinegar! It was such an easy read and I totally expected it to be more difficult! 4mo
Karkar All sound good to me! 4mo
IamIamIam 🙄 I realized you tagged this book after I posted... LOL... pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!!! 4mo
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JPeterson @IamIamIam I can‘t wait to read it! Science nonfiction is becoming one of my favorite genres to read! 🔬 4mo
LauraJ Sam Kean is the male Mary Roach! 4mo
Aimeesue My kids fought over my copy of The Disappearing Spoon - both of them think it belongs to them. 😂 4mo
Reagan-reads Hahaha I read Stiff to my daughter when she was a baby (in mom voice of course) because she always ate better when I was talking. 4mo
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Some mornings just call for a skull mug and toaster strudels. 💀😋

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Who‘s ready for Game of Thrones tonight!? 🐺🐉🦁

Liatrek Meee 😊😊 4mo
shammi.dc10 I am I am!!! 4mo
MallenNC I'm ready but I'm not! I can't wait to see what happens but I'm also nervous about it. 4mo
Crystalblu Heck yeah! 4mo
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The Book of M: A Novel | Peng Shepherd
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Whelp, that was a struggle. What seemed to be such an interesting premise was actually quite a slog to get through. I was incredibly bored throughout, and honestly should have bailed but was optimistic something interesting would happen. It didn‘t. 😩

Owlizabeth I‘m glad I bailed on this one... 4mo
valeriegeary Oh no! I'm still going to give this one a go but am bummed it didn't work for you. 🙈 4mo
JPeterson @valeriegeary I hope it works for you! I saw a few reviews that they loved it, I just never got that magic. 😊 4mo
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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I was waiting to read this for a long flight next month. However, a month seems too long to keep waiting. 😍

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Not really book related, but she did write a book & I‘m still super excited.
I have been a fan of Amanda Palmer since 2006ish and read her book a few months ago.
Well, my boyfriend surprised me with a ticket to go see her in concert last night. This was the first time I‘ve ever did anything like this by myself, and it was one of the best experiences I‘ve ever had. It was sad, and beautiful, and hilarious, and I couldn‘t ask for more. ❤️🖤❤️

cobwebmoth Awesome! I'm going to see her in Nashville next month. 5mo
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Used bookstore finds. 😍📚

I used to constantly borrow Magic Kingdom For Sale/SOLD! from my grandma growing up, and couldn‘t resist picking up my own copy. ❤️

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Monday night reading buddy. 😻

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙💙💙 5mo
MrBook Did you take #Coale?! 😂😻😻😻 5mo
JPeterson 😹😹 Morrigan might be Coale‘s long-lost sister, though! @MrBook 5mo
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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Mehso-so

The story itself was interesting and slightly creepy, it just felt like it was to long. Maybe it was because I was listening to audio, I just stopped caring about some of the storylines and wanted to get to the actual ending.

LA1 It reminded me of invasion of the body snatchers, little bit 5mo
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A 2nd & Charles opened up near work, right on my way home. This was my first time going and one, and I can already see the trouble this will cost in the future. 😂🤑

TK421 The Maxx! I haven't read those comics in years. 5mo
JPeterson @TK421 I‘m excited to read some of them. My boyfriend has really old copies, that we don‘t touch so they don‘t fall apart, so when I saw this I had to pick it up. 😊 5mo
jessinikkip The Hot Zone is so good!! 5mo
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I‘m in love 🖤❤️🖤

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My “I wish it was Friday” dinner and book plans. 🍕📚

MicheleinPhilly 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5mo
BookNAround I really enjoyed this one and have an arc of the second that I want to get to soon. 5mo
Aims42 How is it only Tuesday?!?! 😭 5mo
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CouronneDhiver Samesies 🍕 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl I need a slice or two of that pizza! 😋 5mo
OrangeMooseReads That pizza looks tasty 😋 5mo
JPeterson @BookNAround I‘m more than halfway and really enjoying it! 5mo
JPeterson @Aims42 I know!! That felt like my mantra today 😩 But tomorrow is Wednesday, so almost halfway! 5mo
JPeterson @CouronneDhiver Yes! Great minds! 5mo
Aims42 @JPeterson I feel better hearing I wasn‘t the only one who had a crappy day. We got this, we can make it through this week 💪🏼🙌🏻 5mo
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The Odyssey | Homer
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Two months until our Greece vacation, and after rereading a bunch of myths and The Iliad, totally ready to start my reread of The Odyssey. ❤️

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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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Thank you, NetGalley! One of the best emails to get. I‘m super excited to read this. 😍

CarolynM I'll be interested to see what you think of it 5mo
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I barely made a dent in reading this week, with how intense work was. I‘m finally looking forward to chilling on my couch, reading, and drinking coffee this morning. 📚☕️

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Awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

It‘s a tough choice, but I would have to say my favorite location is anywhere in a Steampunk-Victorian era. Clockworks & Corsets 😉
#GiGiBookBox

GondorGirl Ooo- good choice! I just finished a book that was rather steampunk/Victorian! 6mo
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Today I learned I‘m not fully recovered for all the shenanigans at work last week. 😓

Luckily there is Chipotle and horror books tonight. 💀 🕷🥙

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I couldn‘t not put this down and ended up finishing it this weekend. Normally I‘m wary of large, epic fantasies that already have a large following, but this did not disappoint. The characters were all wonderfully flawed but grew during the story & the world was gorgeous and filled with nuisance that just made it seem real. Plus, dragons! 🐉🐲

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My only complaint is I wish I had the gorgeous hardback version to show off on my bookshelf. 😜

MellieAntoinette Soo gooood! 6mo
Endowarrior21 The hardback is huge I just saw it at BN 6mo
Bookcation74 Yes! I‘m 200 pages in and LOVING it! 6mo
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Pruzy 🍊Yum! 6mo
JPeterson @Endowarrior21 I know! I told my boyfriend I would limit my physical book buying, and I don‘t think I could sneak that one in. 😂 6mo
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Barnes & Nobles book haul ❤️

vivastory Both books are on my TBR 6mo
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Ahh, so excited this was released today! I read a sample through NetGalley a few months ago, and fell in love with the characters and world. So much, I preordered it and (after a long day at work) can finally dive back in. 🖤

Bookcation74 Yay! Mine gets delivered tomorrow - I can‘t wait! 6mo
wordzie 🙌 6mo
JPeterson @Bookcation74 I‘m loving it so far! Enjoy! 6mo
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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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Snow day reading plans. ❄️ ⛄️

Bookwormjillk That toast looks amazing 6mo
JPeterson @Bookwormjillk Thanks! I had two types of jam, and couldn‘t decide on which one, so went with both. 😂🙈 6mo
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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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I should be working on some at-home training for work today, but I also just received an ARC for The Bird King. One of these seems a much better idea to spend Monday morning. (Though I am sad the e-version I received didn‘t come with its gorgeous cover 😍)

kspenmoll Love your mug!!! 6mo
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