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JamieLou

JamieLou

Joined July 2016

Books, ducks, blankets, and a super cute dog. Check out my ever growing library and TBR here: https://jamielou.libib.com
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Christmas in July | Marc Jarrod
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Hey @MeesesPieces your #ChristmasinJulySwap part one should arrive today! It‘s from Amazon (didn‘t know about the boycott until it was too late). Another package from me will come later!

MeesesPieces @JamieLou I‘m so excited!!!! Thank you!! 😊😊 3d
MeesesPieces @JamieLou just wanted to let you know I received the package. I have hid it in my closet where it will stay until the 25th haha. Oh the temptation! 😊🤣 2d
JamieLou @MeesesPieces Yay! I feel you on the temptation lol 15h
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Hey thank you @Rissa1 ! My neighbor dropped off my #christmasinjulyswap package this morning. Apparently it was delivered to her house while we were gone. I‘m so excited. Friendly reminder to all swappers to send your gifts soon!!!

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While on our way to see the ocean we spent a night in Portland and went to Powell‘s City of Book which was basically a freaking DREAM. I spent a solid 2.5 hours wandering around and if I had been alone I could have spent 2 more, but the husband got bored.

ValerieAndBooks Love Powell‘s 📚!! 1w
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The Ocean | Alan Baker
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Hey Littens, sorry I have been MIA for the beginning of our #christmasinjulyswap buuuut my husband took me to see the ocean for the first time so I‘ve been out since Tuesday. I promise to be back and better tomorrow! I didn‘t have service 2/3 of our trip but let me tell you it was freaking magical. 🥰😍

julesG Ocean is more important than Litsy! 😊 2w
LiteraryinLititz Glad you‘re having an amazing time! 2w
JoScho That is awesome! 2w
mcipher The first time?!? That is amazing! I‘m glad you loved it. There nothing like the ocean.... 🌊 ❤️ 1w
ElizaMarie Awesome! I love the beach! 1w
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Christmas in July | Marc Jarrod
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Hello swappers! Your matches have been sent. I accidentally had some of you set out of country but I fixed it, so some of you may have gotten two emails. Anyways, I‘m heading on vacation where I will definitely be shopping for my match. Happy swapping!

EH2018 Im sorry i missed this one! Happy xmas in July! 2w
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Christmas in July | Alan Michael Parker
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Christmas in July | Marc Jarrod
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#ChristmasInJulySwap Giveaway!
Hello friends! Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Christmas in July Swap. Everyone who participates is also entered to win a mug rug. What‘s a mug rug, you ask? It‘s basically a quilted little coaster that is great for holding your mug and your snacks all at once. Why a giveaway? It‘s summer and I like to craft! #teacheroffduty
Join the Swap here: https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39374308/n2rl/

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Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
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Trying to pick my next project while listening to Emma‘s story. I have zero idea who the bad guy is in this mystery so that‘s pretty fun.

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Just a reminder about the #ChristmasInJulySwap ! Sign ups close 7/1 at Noon MST.
@LapReader and I would love an Aussie swapper to join!
Sign up here: https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39374308/n2rl/
I‘m giving away a #ChristmasInJuly Mug Rug To a random swapper because it‘s summer and I like to craft 🤷🏻‍♀️

MeesesPieces Yay I just signed up! I‘m so excited!!! 3w
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JamieLou @LapReader oh wow haha I saw she signed up but didn‘t see her address apparently. 🤦🏻‍♀️ awesome! 3w
thegreensofa @LapReader I'm already in a few days ago 😊👌🏻 3w
thegreensofa @LapReader Your Christmas In July parcel has been ordered and posted to you this morning! 👏🏻🤶🏻🎁🎄 2w
LapReader Thankyou @thegreensofa you are very organised. I‘m heading to the farm for a week but my post office knows me well due to all my Litsy swaps and will look after it until I get back. Have a lovely day and I hope you are well xo 2w
JamieLou Wow @thegreensofa that was speedy! Thanks :) 1w
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The Rest of the Story | Sarah Dessen
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Awww you guys this book was so cute! It‘s my first Sarah Dessen and I really enjoyed it.

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Christmas in July | Marc Jarrod
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Friendly reminder of our Christmas in July swap :)

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39374308/n2rl/

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Book Clubbed | Lorna Barrett
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Trying to be better at life and mornings and have coffee and book time at home. Here‘s day 1, which was actually yesterday 😂

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Christmas in July | Marc Jarrod
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Went ahead and did a thing. I‘m expecting this to be pretty small but still fun! ☺️ Feel free to join or share.
https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39374308/n2rl/
Christmas in July Swap:
US only this time because of the quick turn around, sorry.
Open until July 1
Match Date July 2
Ship Date(s) July 15 for non-priority, July 20 for priority
Open Date July 25

#ChristmasInJulySwap

LapReader 😭I am an Aussie! 3w
JamieLou @LapReader you can still sign up I will just match you with me until another Aussie is interested! ☺️ we will be a little later but I think that‘s okay 3w
thegreensofa I'm in now too! 👋🏻 3w
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Would anyone be interested in a Christmas in July swap? 🤔

LapReader Definitely 4w
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Thank You, Santa | Margaret Wild
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Wow @Amandajoy !! Thank you so so much! I love it ALL. The books look amazing, the llama book mark and stickees are SO cute and the mug, notebook, and pins are too fun! Plus those pens are BEAUTIFUL. The card did come, my husband said it was brought over a few days ago by my neighbor which is why I didnt find it until you mentioned it. It‘s a really cute card too! I can‘t wait to dive in and experience *all the feels* myself. Thank you again!

Amandajoy I‘m glad you enjoyed everything! I especially had fun picking out the cozy mysteries - they have the best punny titles. 4w
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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So, true story. I accidentally opened my package yesterday thinking it was the 21st. Then when I grabbed my phone to take a pic of the cute wrapping, I saw the date. 🤦🏻‍♀️ So I took this and put it all back. But now my sister is sleeping in the living room and I have to wait for her to get up 😖 I just wanted to let @Amandajoy know I didn‘t forget and that I LOVE all the llama stickers. I can‘t wait to see what‘s inside. #summersantagoespostal

Amandajoy Ha! I might have opened it anyway and waited to post a picture. I‘m sure it was the 21st somewhere in the world! Did you get the card I sent? I forgot to include it so I had send it separately... 4w
JamieLou @Amandajoy I‘m totally the person that opens things ASAP and then pretends like I didn‘t 😂 but I told myself I would wait just this once so I felt like I had to. I did get the card! Super cute, thank you. Good luck wedding planning!! 4w
Amandajoy Thanks! The wedding is next Saturday so not much left to do! 4w
monalyisha Love this wrapping! 4w
EH2018 Llamas!! 4w
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The Rest of the Story | Sarah Dessen
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My husband is addicted to Super Smash Bros, which means we spend a lot of time at his friends‘ house so he can play. Lucky for me that means lots of reading time. Starting this interesting tale.

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Mehso-so

Oh you guys, I really wanted to love this book but I just couldn‘t. It took me almost three months to finish. 😂 I only finished it because I wanted to know if Peter and Lara Jean stayed together. BUT I do love Lara Jean‘s personality and so I would read another book about her.

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Ship It | Britta Lundin
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I have this little stack of books related to comic con that I really want to dive into. Unfortunately I have 6 half started books that I either have to finish or bail on because I‘ve been dragging my feet like crazy on them. I also desperately need to clean and reorganize my library. 😫 Wish me luck!

SkeletonKey 😍 1mo
hermyknee Geekerella is really cute! 1mo
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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Yayyyyyy. I‘m back from quite the ~adventure~ with my students and I found my #summersantagoespostal swap waiting for me. I‘m so excited! Also this tape makes me super happy. June 21st hurry up! Thank you Santa!!

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Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
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Enjoying USULC with a Litsy fave. It‘s been super good so far. Thanks for the recommendation!

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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This book was laugh-out-loud funny, which is hard to do with an audio book. Also I loved that I related so well to Alexa. All those totally wrong assumptions she makes are things I would 100% do myself. 😂

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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Do you think my match will know what swap this is for? And the opening date? 😂😂😂 Finally done with school and therefore after school events and was able to put this package together and get it out. I‘ve been getting bits and bobs forever so I‘m glad to have it all tied together. @BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal

hermyknee Cute!! 🐠🌴 1mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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1. The Wicked King had me like 😍😖🤔😳🤯🤬😱
2. Always and Forever, Laura Jean has me like 🤢😴🥴😡
3. Excited for the next Simon Snow book, Wayward Son. I tagged the first book.
4. My goal is to rad at least 15 hours a month. I‘m doing well if you count audio books and terrible if you don‘t. 😂
5. I‘m going to tag @Kaciecalderon to give her something to do.

Karisa What?! A new Rainbow Rowell is in the pipeline? So excited!😍 1mo
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Grace and Fury | Tracy Banghart
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Here‘s the book I‘m starting from months ago on top of the books I bought in the last month or so and probably won‘t read for weeks. Whoops 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The Rest of the Story | Sarah Dessen
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So I might have pre-ordered this book on a total whim because I got an email telling me it would come with a beach bag. 🙈 Even though I follow Sarah Dessen on Twitter and enjoy her personality, I‘ve never read one of her books. Here‘s hoping it‘s amazing. And that my beach bag comes soon!

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Littens! Hook me up this beautiful #recommensday . Last summer, everyone was raving over The Death of Mrs. Westaway so I downloaded it on audible for my week long gig chaperoning leadership conference and LOVED it. This year I‘m going back to USULC (with new people) and I DESPERATELY need something just as intriguing to keep me occupied. I loved the style of Westaway (like how it was no gore just twisty). So... What do you have for me?

JamieLou I should let it be known this is the first and only thriller I‘ve ever read/ listened to. Usually I do cozies. 1mo
AmyG I don‘t know how they are on audible but a few thrillers I liked were No Exit and The Silent Patient. 1mo
Victoriahoperose The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager was really good! 1mo
shellleigh33 I second @AmyG didn‘t listen to Silent Patient on audible but just read it and thought it was really good. Also loved Behind Her Eyes but only read it. 1mo
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Mehso-so

This book had its moments, don‘t get me wrong, but it just wasn‘t the same as Rebel Belle. I once read an author who said the middle book was her favorite in any series, so I was looking forward to this one a lot and was kind of let down.

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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This is the quilt I worked on while listening to this HILARIOUS book. Audiobooks save sanity! Couldn‘t have finished without the motivation 😂

julesG Wow! This is great! 1mo
Crazeedi You made this? Its amazing! Kudos!❤❤ 1mo
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Accidentally bought this entire series on amazon kindle a few months ago. I hate reading on the kindle app so I didn‘t start it forever. Yesterday I was so bored I dived in and now I can‘t stop! It‘s all I think about.

TheSpineView I love it when a book captures me like that! 2mo
annahenke This is such an amazing series! 2mo
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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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I read this book so I could help a student finish out their report and pass English. Turns out he didn‘t actually need my help, but I‘m still glad I read the book. It was so sweet and honestly really touched me. I definitely cried a little.

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Mehso-so

I dunno man this ending was disappointing. The book kept my interest but the writing style was hard for me. I really liked it at first but then I got too distracted. Overall a good story through.

Kathrin Oh man, I just love the info graphs from Bookly, I just can‘t get into the app. 2mo
JamieLou @Kathrin I really love tracking my reading minutes because I totally read more now, so it was worth it for me even though it‘s kind of a pain lol 2mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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I‘ve really been enjoying this audiobook this week! So glad it was on the 2 for 1 credit sale.

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Romeo and Juliet | SparkNotes
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Allow me to introduce Balthasar, Romeo‘s little known Pokémon. ? #teacherlife #teachersoflitsy

LiteraryinLititz Sigh... 😅 2mo
mdm139 I once led a debate in class and a kid won his side by comparing the situation to chewbacca. It was the Wookie defense. I don't even remember what the debate was about, but I was mighty impressed. 2mo
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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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Student: “Mrs. Maurice, I have a huge project due in English to pass! Do I have to pass to graduate??”
Me: “Uh, yes. What book is the project on? I‘ll help.”
Kid: “Tuesdays with Morrie”
Me: “What is that about?”
Kid: “You haven‘t read it?!? I don‘t know, I didn‘t listen.”
🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️
So now we are BOTH reading the book this weekend to do the project on Monday. 🙄 #teacherlife #teachersoflitsy

Rachel.Rencher Awh I loved this one! 2mo
julesG 😍👏👏 2mo
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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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I‘d really like to start this book but also I am still obsessed with The Sun is Also a Star AND I‘m still in the middle of Lara Jean‘s story, along with two murder mysteries. Oof.

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Started this one at school yesterday (because I‘ve seen the movie adds everywhere) and I am OBSESSED. Unputdownable. 😍

OriginalCyn620 Agreed! I loved this one so much! ❤️ 2mo
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This is how I imagine Lara Jean‘s reading set up.

This book is fun but Lara Jean is so angsty, it kind of throws me off. I found myself thinking, “You are too young for love!” And then remembering I met my husband at 16. 😂

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Making sure my kids know I practice what I preach when I tell them to bring a book. 😂 Yes, I‘m reading all of these. #teachersoflitsy

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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Let‘s be honest, all a book needs to get 5 stars from me is to be slightly funny and mostly intriguing. This book excelled in both categories. Honestly, I found myself laughing out loud several times and I couldn‘t wait to see the resolution. Like all good Sherlock stories, it was completely unexpected! Also that epilogue was 😱

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I hope everyone had a great Easter. The Easter Bunny (aka Husband) took me out to buy some books since he forgot me this year. 😂 We went to a crazy family luncheon, and no I‘m going to finish The Last of August so that I can start my new convention themed books.

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Romeo and Juliet | SparkNotes
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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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Sometimes I come to faculty meeting early just to read 😂 also I got the new Peeps Swirl from Dunkin‘ and it‘s basically just sugar. A lot of sugar, which is funny because I always order cream and the flavor and no sugar so that it‘s not too sweet. Anyways this book is interesting but I think I forgot too many things from the last one and I need to read a recap.

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Rebel Belle | Rachel Hawkins
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I... WHAT?!? I don‘t even know what was happening half the time but I‘ll be damned if I wasn‘t sucked in immediately. This novel follows a student government president turned secret ninja and throws in a little love triangle for good measure. I really appreciated the authors sense of humor, even when the story was a little...much.

MrBook Lol, love it! 😁 3mo
TheReadingMermaid This one is on my TBR list! 😍 3mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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AHHHH one of my favorite books from last year has a sequel coming out and the premise sounds soooooo good.

Stephaniereads1 I have this preordered! 3mo
BookwormAHN I need to preorder this. Thanks for the heads up 😺 3mo
GretchenMaune I‘m so excited! Need to preorder it tho lmao 😊 3mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Literally NOTHING could have prepared me for what went down in the last 10 pages. My mind is blown. Holly Black does Faeries like no one else.

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Rebel Belle | Rachel Hawkins
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Started this book for my morning me time. The pretty pink on the dust jacket was just calling to me. I always tel myself I don‘t have a preference between paperback and hardback, but I love peeling off that dust jacket and finding something beautiful underneath. This pretty rose gold had me like 😻

erzascarletbookgasm Cute mug! 3mo
JamieLou @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! I have a friend that finds me super cute mugs every year becuase I‘m the only person she knows who drinks coffee 😂 3mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Decided to make it my goal to spend 10 minutes every morning for myself. Also seems like a cheaper alternative to Dunkin‘ Donuts everyday 😂😂 This decision was made mostly because this book has been killing me and I‘m so intrigued.

rretzler 💕 3mo
j9brown Love that mug! 3mo
JamieLou @j9brown thank you! It‘s one of my faves from my sister 3mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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NOOOOOOOOO I didn‘t want it to end this way between Jude and Madoc. Call me a fool but I really wanted Jude to still have a family. 😭

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Monday Morning Blues | Peter Hitchens
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Book: The Wicked King by Holly Black (since I was awake all night thinking about it!)
Movie: Sleeping Beauty but also oddly enough Sleepless in Seattle which I‘ve never even seen but heard lots about
Song: Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park 🎶I dreamed I
was missing🎶
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😴💜😴 3mo
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