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JanuarieTimewalker13

JanuarieTimewalker13

Joined June 2016

Books, 🎼,Cats, Ocean, 🌲,Friends and ☮️. Add a Veggie Burger and that's what I'm all about🐾🗽♑️
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This book, although slow, should really be focused on. It is character driven; the plot is less important then the lessons learned. Joanna Canon is a really good writer and a (former?) psychiatrist. The story follows two time periods: summer of 1976 (hottest on record for Britain) and late 1967. It‘s a coming of age story, a bit of a mystery, and a small town narrative. It highlights the dangers of herd mentality and misjudgment. 4⭐️

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Leftcoastzen Beautiful kitty!😻 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Leftcoastzen thank you!! That‘s my 15 yo, Dean Martin, on his heating pad. Well, it‘s our heating pad but he has monopolized it. Lol 1mo
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Tales from the Cafe (Original) | Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Sunmark Publishing Inc
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I absolutely loved this second installment of Before The Coffee Gets Cold. I‘m so invested in this cafe and the coziness and life lessons, I‘m craving more!! Photo: Dean Martin is featured on his heating pad, and Xena is in background.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 13 2021. Really slow reading year...mainly due to jumping into Hobonichi world. It has taken me over!! 2mo
marleed I just ordered this on the 3 for 2 sale on Amazon. I‘ve been wanting to read it for months! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @marleed ooooh, that‘s a good deal!! Oh, you will love it. I hope Kawaguchi writes a 3rd book! 2mo
IuliaC I loved both installments too and hope a 3rd will be published as well 👍 2mo
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Dean is hugging this book for good reason...it‘s a finely crafted yarn, with a lot of tragedy. If you are in a reading slump, pick this one up!

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AlaMich Awww!😻 4mo
TiredLibrarian Dean is my spirit animal 🐈📚😻 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @TiredLibrarian ha!! He‘s such a wonderful fur baby❤️ thank you. He has a thing for books, planners and pens. Lol. He‘s 15❤️ (edited) 4mo
Leftcoastzen Awww! 😻 4mo
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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I enjoyed this. Four different stories all interrelated by the cafe. I think I liked The Sisters the best. I have to get my hands on the follow up!

Mandoul I loved this and recently read the follow-up which was good too 😀 hope you get to it soon! 4mo
Kammbia1 I have this one on my Kindle. I‘m looking forward to reading it 4mo
IuliaC The sequel is lovely as well 👍 4mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @Mandoul me too!!! It‘s on order at the library😀 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Kammbia1 looking forward to what you think of it!!🌸 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @luliaC can‘t wait to read it! (edited) 4mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book is something else. I feel sorry for Tara and anyone else who had to grow up with toxic masculinity. Kept thinking about the line from Looking For Alaska “subverting the patriarchal paradigm.” I think Ms. Westover has achieved that, against all odds.

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A Robot In The Garden | Deborah Install
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This book was pure fun and good adventure. Tang is a Robot that shows up in Ben‘s back garden. One problem: he‘s got a damaged cylinder and no one seems to know how to fix him. They travel from the UK to Cali, Texas, Tokyo and Palau and have some interesting experiences. Ben learns about himself through his experiences with Tang. Heartfelt and sweet.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I‘m at about the 72% mark and I had to stop and think about how badly this woman was psychologically damaged by her father, brother and patriarchal society, in general. It‘s so depressing. (no, it‘s criminal). The fact that she rose above the brainwashing and abuse she suffered is quite impressive. Highly recommend the audiobook, don‘t think I would have picked the physical copy up.

PurpleyPumpkin I thought this book was excellent! A really hard story to read at times, but so inspiring. It really is incredible what Westover endured and how strong she is. I'm not sure I would have survived. I read the hardcover, but maybe I'll reread the audiobook someday. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @PurpleyPumpkin Yes, She really overcame a lot!! I look forward to the 28% I have left to book! 5mo
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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This book started out SO slow, I would literally fall asleep after 5 pages.I‘ve been reading it for MONTHS! Something kept me hooked, however...and it finally picked up and then I went running with it. I really enjoyed this read. Dare I say I liked it more than its predecessor? Yes, I think so.

BookwormM Must confess I loved the film more than the book mainly coz Rose the Hat is so spot on and gorgeous 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BookwormM I have to see the film!! 6mo
BookwormM Enjoy 👍warning though it follows the film version of The Shining not the book version (edited) 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BookwormM I started the film, so far I like the book better but I‘m only up to the part when Lucy is flying to see Momo. 6mo
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Leonard (My Life as a Cat) | Carlie Sorosiak
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I LOVED this book!!! So heartwarming and fun. Great middle grade read! Highly recommend for any cat lover in your circle. Super fun premise, very good storytelling. Leonard🐾❤️ Xena agrees💕

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 6 2021....The 2020/2021 reading slowdown continues, but I‘m trying! I got one in for #JoysofJune (edited) 7mo
DivineDiana I love, love, black and white cats! I think they are called tuxedo? Have had two. Enough time has passed that I think I am ready for another! Stacked! 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @DivineDiana I have one tuxedo and one black and white. I think in order to have a tuxedo the markings have to be distinct. Not sure. Oh, it‘s such a cute read!!! You‘ll love it 🐾❤️ 7mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @DivineDiana Xena (cat pictured) is a black and white. Dean Martin, my boy, is a true tux. Either way, they‘re amazing fur babies!!! Cat fanatic for life❤️ 7mo
DivineDiana Thank you for the explanation. Will be on the lookout for a picture of Dean Martin! 😻 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @DivineDiana Dean is currently vacationing in Delaware. Lol. I had hip replacement and couldn‘t handle both cats (he‘s the vomiter). He‘s with my niece and is doing well. He‘ll be back in 2 weeks. Nice talking to you, I‘ve been MIA for a bit. 6mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I sincerely loved this book. Grant character. Now this Saab vs Volvo thing will stick in my head. I loved the styling of the Saab, such a cool car. The side characters (and how Ove affected their lives) were interesting too. I especially enjoyed Cat Annoyance and Parvaneh. 4⭐️

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Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
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I loved Demetrios‘ I‘ll Meet You There, so I had to pick this one up. Another good YA novel (with truths from author‘s life) taking place during Junior and Senior years of high school when Grace, who comes from a not so good family with a mother who is lost and a step dad that‘s verbally abusive, meets her “savior” of a bf. She too loses herself to a manipulative, and harmful dude. Good warning for teens. The female friendships are sweet. 3.5⭐️

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Sweet read. Children who are magical in one way or another (shape shifter, sprite wyvern, gnome, etc) who have had hardship and find love and guidance from a man and an adult sprite. They are investigated by protagonist who works for the agency that runs orphanages. His life is changed by this experience.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you so much, @LaraReads for this lovely experience!!🌸💕 11mo
BeeMagical Can‘t wait to read this one!! 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BeeMagical you‘ll have fun!! 9mo
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Started out not so thrilled with this...but I was pleasantly surprised as it went along. The protagonist, Laurel, grows and heals from tough stuff (including disturbing stuff-tw) during her freshman year of high school through writing to Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin et al. Epistolary novel. Enjoyed this!

CaliforniaCay So glad you enjoyed it 🤗 12mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Milara Enforced....lol...I‘m in a book club, thank goodness!! Thank you for caring!!💕 12mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @CaliforniaCay Thank you!! You were right on!🤙🏽💕 12mo
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The Nakano Thrift Shop | Hiromi Kawakami
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Of the 3 Kawakami I‘ve read, this is my favorite. A great character study and a glimpse into Japanese culture. 4⭐️.
And I‘m finally out of my reading slump....yahoooooo!

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Angitron This is currently sitting on my side table to be read next! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Angitron thank you! I‘m not sure if I finally acclimated to her tone, but I finally found my groove with this author and I want to read more (I think there‘s only a few left I haven‘t read) and I want to read more Japanese lit in general. If you have any suggestions, (I‘ve read The Convenience Store Woman-loved it), please let me know. Enjoy, this one... it‘s a slow burn character study, best I can describe it. (edited) 13mo
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readordierachel Hooray for being out of your reading slump! 13mo
Angitron @JanuarieTimewalker13 I haven‘t read her in a long time, but I remember really enjoying Banana Yoshimoto‘s books Kitchen and Moshi Moshi. They‘re slow character studies as well, so you might like them! Also Haruki Murakami, if you haven‘t already read him. I find his portrayal of women problematic. But the stories are dream-like and very strange, in a good way. I hope to join you in your intention of reading more Japanese lit this year! 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @readordierachel haha!! Thanks!! Yes, Hooray!! Let‘s see if it lasts! 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Angitron thank you for those recommendations, it‘s funny, but I don‘t think I‘ve read a male Japanese author yet. I think Seeet Bean Paste was by a female, I‘ll have to check that one...really enjoyed that too! Japan has been hitting me left and right. Never was so into Japan except I‘ve only owned Toyotas my whole life. Lol. Now, everything fascinates me...especially Hobonichi techos!! Techo means planner in Japanese. No one beats the Japanese (edited) 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 When it comes to stationery. Holy teriyaki, they are good! 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Angitron I have read a male Japanese author....Sukegawa is male...Sweet Bean Paste..I think you may like that one! 13mo
Angitron @JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh man...I am shamefully (?) obsessed with Japan. I‘m learning Japanese and yes, have a Hobonichi Techo! 😂 13mo
Angitron @JanuarieTimewalker13 I had dreamt of visiting Japan since childhood and finally made it over in 2014. It was the most interesting place I‘d ever been. I can‘t wait to go back...😍😍😍 13mo
Angitron @JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ll look into Sweet Bean Paste! I‘ve never heard of it. Thanks for the suggestion!! 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Angitron haha!! That‘s so cool!! This is my first hobonichi ever!!! And yes! I want to go to Japan too!! So many places I‘d like to see there. That had to be a great dream come true! I have a Hobonichi Weeks, but I have to admit, I want the Cousin for home. Which do you have? 13mo
Angitron It‘s so exciting to find another Hobonichi fan! 🤩 I have the Weeks as well. This is my second year using it, but the year before that I had the original. I loved it, but it started to get a bit bulky for carrying in my purse daily, and I usually like to have my calendar on me as I‘m not a huge fan of digital calendars. What color did you get? 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Angitron Sorry for delay in answering...I ended up with Spring Day. Yeah, I didn‘t think the A6 size was for me and I need weekly spread, but I‘m feeling next year I may have to get A5 with the original weeks for my pocket book, or just get A5 and Weeks. There‘s so much I want to write and the Weeks isn‘t really accommodating. I just learned of the A6 weekly..it‘s like adding a memo pad but with the dates, I guess? 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I already purchased a jelly cover for the Cousin, so it will be put into use either this year or next...bc I still have an academic planner that is a like an A6 or something near it that I can use until June (edited) 13mo
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This guy has a lot of angst, it seems, but I guess getting rid of his things has helped him. Some helpful stuff. I like this: “When you discard something, you gain more than you lose.....There are more things to gain from eliminating excess than you might imagine: Time, space, freedom, and energy, for example.”

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 35 and it was final book of 2020. My reading definitely fell off due to Creative Journaling and then Hobonichi techo set up. 13mo
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The Dark Half | Stephen King
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Interesting read. I liked a lot about it, but it dragged a bit for me. I just realized how good his chapter headings are. Never paid attention to that before. Automatic writing, The Coming of the Psychopomps (love that word). 3.5⭐️

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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@BennettBookworm Thank you so much for this book!!! I LOVE the origami❤️

BennettBookworm YAY you‘re so welcome!! Enjoy!! I‘m a few chapters away from the end in my own copy and it‘s sooo good so far 😳❤️ 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BennettBookworm that‘s good to know!!! Life‘s been a little crazy recently, but I will get to it hopefully in January!! I will be sending a proper thank you soon❤️☮️ 1y
BennettBookworm Oh no need to do so!! I‘m just so glad you‘re giving this book a home! 🥰 1y
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The Dark Half | Stephen King
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Shout out to Natural Candy for the extra stickers they sent me!! #vegancandy and #StephenKing is my happy place.
Today is a good day🎃☮️📚❤️ @BlackCat13 I make things happen-Hahahaha...you will be getting your stickers🖖🏽

BlackCat13 @JanuarieTimewalker13 you rock... great photo! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you, my friend. 1y
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The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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I must say, this author has impressive observational skills, and you can tell she writes poetry. I‘m not sure what to make of Nishino except that he needed psychological help but I‘m not going to say why...believe me, you‘ll find out quickly enough. Each love is a short story and he‘s the unifying factor, but there is some overlap of a couple characters. A bit surreal, definitely strange, but interesting. #Japan

JanuarieTimewalker13 I think I know what irritates me about this book...it‘s nonlinear...he starts at about 37 then mid to late 50s then 14, and she pieces the story together like that. You have to work to get this guy pieced together and you‘re also analyzing the women. (edited) 1y
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@BayouGirl85 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Third Uncle: “We shall now have tea and speak of absurdities”
Not sure if it‘s in book, but it‘s in film.
Song: “Rulers make bad lovers You better put your kingdom up for sale” Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac

BayouGirl85 💙💙 1y
AlaMich Is that what those lyrics are? All the years I‘ve been listening to that song and I never really knew. 😂 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha, I sing the wrong lyrics all the time😄 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I love that first one! 😆 1y
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The Ten Loves of Nishino | Hiromi Kawakami
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@TheSpineView @EadieB #Two4Tuesday
🎃 No, I think I‘ve had 2 trick or treaters in the many years I‘ve lived here. Now with COVID, I really doubt it.
🎃 No, I have Kelly Slater in a barrel...love him...🏄🏼‍♂️🤙🏽

EadieB Thanks for playing! 1y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @EadieB and @TheSpineView you are welcome!!!📚❤️ 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I had such a crush on Kelly Slate in my teens. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick hahaha...don‘t blame you!! I not only love the way he surfs, but I think he‘s a good guy. Mindful and reasonable and kind. That‘s how he strikes me. 1y
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WOW!!! I started with audiobook but quickly realized I needed physical copy to roll along with. To say this was EYE opening is an understatement. You just can‘t make this sh$t up. One thing that blew my mind was a Canadian passenger who didn‘t survive the The Lusitania (most DID not), was then sent home as a corpse and the Ship he was on (I think it was the Hesperian) was torpedoed- what?!! Torpedoed in life and death👇🏽

JanuarieTimewalker13 Eric Larson is THE MAN...what research....stunning....I must say, I never had an opinion of Winston Churchill, but now I have a low opinion of him. How he treated Captain Turner was terrible and he was manipulative and a lying rhymes with “lick”. 1y
rubyslippersreads This book was fascinating! I was also surprised at what I learned about Captain von Trapp from The Sound of Music. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @rubyslippersreads Yes!! I have to revisit that...thank goodness he put an index in this book. I think that‘s a part I listened to. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @rubyslippersreads “So that‘s what war looks like!.....we are like highway men sneaking upon an unsuspecting ship in such a cowardly fashion.” On sinking the Leon Gambetta. (edited) 1y
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@LaraReads I can‘t even tell you how you turned my day around. You are such a kind individual and I am so grateful that there are good souls in this world!! I read your card and your letter...and, are you psychic? Because this book is going to be a Book Club read of mine in early 2021!I‘ll definitely be sending you a card soon!!! I‘m a bit “off” recently bc of hip, tooth and eye issues, but I will get my game on soon. Thank you 👇🏽

JanuarieTimewalker13 So much!!! Your generosity is so kind and appreciated!!!📚❤️☮️💕🌻💫 #litsylove (edited) 1y
LaraReads I am so glad you received it & didn‘t already have it! How exciting that you can use it for a book club read! 💕 I am grateful for friends like you near & far that I have made through Litsy, and for all your kind thoughts you always send me. ☺️ You as much as anyone know that I understand being ‘a bit off‘! I feel like I was off for over 10 months! I look forward to chatting with you whenever you can, no matter how long it is. 1y
LaraReads And I‘m sending all kinds of good vibes & love. I hope all that is bothering you gets mended soon! ❤️📚📝💌 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @LaraReads Thank you!! I want to write you a nice card!! And give you a sneak peek into a disaster...hahahahaha...sometimes it‘s tough bc my movement is so restricted and I feel like I‘m working on half time bc my body takes twice as long to get things done!! So I have to pace myself. Thank you,again❤️ 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @LaraReads Oh and same to you!!! Positive vibes, blessings, all the good stuff. World Healing🌎❤️☮️💫 (edited) 1y
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Loved it!! Angie Thomas is my go to YA author. I‘m not going to say it was as good as THUG, but it was a different good. Angie Thomas educates me. And thanks to her, I now have Parliament‘s “Flashlight” on my iTunes. Yes, I‘m old and I grooved to that song when I was 16! Loved the characters, including Bri, and I got a kick out of Curtis. 4⭐️

effani @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks for the tag! I'll definitely check this one out at some point. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @effani Cool. You can also see Angie rap on YT!! https://youtu.be/4B8Vf4XwBqE 1y
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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@Cosmos_Moon @Eggs
1. “ I don‘t go anywhere without a mask.”
2. I‘m grateful for good people.

Cosmos_Moon I love all the mask answers! It‘s actually pretty fun for Halloween time! 1y
Cosmos_Moon That is if it were 2019... not so fun in 2020. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 No, this is the weirdest year! 1y
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Strange Weather in Tokyo | Hiromi Kawakami
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“Would you consider a relationship with me, based on a premise of love?” May/December romance between two awkward people. This is my third translated Japanese novel, to date, and I find them so calming and unassuming.
I kept craving Japanese food bc they talk about food a lot, so yesterday I got Tofu teriyaki and lemon avocado rolls. I needed the total experience. #Japan

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Reggie This was one of my favorite books from last year. I say it‘s the most gentle rainstorm of a book you‘ll ever read. It was also funnier than I thought it was gonna be. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reggie “gentle rainstorm” is a perfect description!! I think I missed the humor, somehow. Was it supposed to be satirical? I thought they drank A LOT. Like to an extreme, but I‘m pretty much a teetotaler except for my annual whiskey sour. Lol 1y
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Reggie @JanuarieTimewalker13 Not satirical, but when they‘re on the island and she‘s shouting at him but he can‘t hear her because there is a flock of seagulls so loud. Or when she‘s talking to the bartender after he‘s asked her about knowing if the sensei is sick. But there is a cricket chirping the whole time throughout their conversation. Or the end when he asks the question you quoted above but there is a kid in the square being attacked by birds 1y
Reggie Because he won‘t stop throwing popcorn at them. I thought it was all amusing. 1y
Reggie very cute book. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reggie Wow!! Am I daft!!! That went completely over my head. Now I wish I still had the book to review that area but I returned it to library!! (edited) 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reggie They just kept missing each other. I‘ve seen couples in action like that. The guy will go to put an arm around the girl and at that time she moves away, oblivious to the loving gesture. They just miss the tender interactions by a second. Not with noise, however. Other distractions. Or one is looking at the other and just as the other moves toward them, they look away. 1y
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Tragic. Men are monsters and women are zombies. This is a true horror story. Patriarchy at its best. When will they be questioned? When will they question themselves? This is not living, this is slavery. Kudos to this author for an interesting debut. Hopefully every generation will get better, but I worry for the women who are suffering right now.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Above is a real life account. 1y
kspenmoll Interesting view as a horror story- you are so right! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @kspenmoll just seeing this now!! Thanks📚❤️ 1y
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Desperation | Stephen King
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WOW!!! What a story. So glad started with Regulators bc Desperation is the crème de la crème of this duo. Mind bending and the tears flowed at the end. Most of same characters as in TR, but this is a different version (maybe alternate universe) so they are different. #Nevada
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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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#stephenking I see a lot of people posting their SK collections, so I figured I‘d join in!!!
Currently reading Desperation and I‘m loving it!! Just received Christine and Revival yesterday.
Love SK, I know he has called himself The Big Mac and Fries of Literature, but he‘s a Beyond Meat burger deluxe for me😀

JanuarieTimewalker13 The exact quote is (according to GR): “I‘m the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries” 1y
Leftcoastzen Cool collection! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Leftcoastzen thank you!! I read and release a lot, and I‘ve done that with a number of King‘s but I‘ll never give up my copy of The Institute. 1y
ValerieAndBooks Very cool! Nothing wrong with burger (in my case veggie) and fries sometimes! 🍔 🍟 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @ValerieAndBooks Exactly!! Veggie Burgers rule!! ❤️ 1y
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This book had some chuckles...it just kind of dragged on a bit and the protagonist kept too much in and lied about too much...that annoys me. I was so grateful when she finally went to therapy. I think I‘m the wrong demographic for this book, most likely. Maybe for the 20-30s crowd. Romance not my genre either, so take a look at other reviews if you really want to read this. #Maine

JanuarieTimewalker13 Why the heck keep your wedding rings on for a year if you didn‘t even like your deceased husband and you were going to leave him anyway? Nothing rang true. (edited) 1y
wanderinglynn @JanuarieTimewalker13 She wore it because of guilt. She felt guilty. Guilt makes people do strange things sometimes. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @wanderinglynn she was leaving him bc he was a jerk. Now he‘s a dead jerk. So what? Lol 1y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @Wandering did the spoiler come off on first 2 comments? That‘s what it looks like from my end. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @wanderinglynn I‘m rethinking this...she spent half her life with him and her self esteem was crushed. I think that‘s what makes people do strange things too. 1y
wanderinglynn Once you tap it, it will always show. But it will still be hidden to others. 1y
wanderinglynn @JanuarieTimewalker13 yes, but the jerk had parents who loved him & cared for her too. People tend to forget the descendent‘s bad qualities & only remember the good. Plus in this story, he was a doctor in a small town, someone that most people saw as a paragon of good. Of course, they didn‘t have to live with him. They only saw that 1 side. So part of it is she feels guilty because she doesn‘t feel sad. (edited) 1y
wanderinglynn Grief takes many different forms. It can result in people acting out of character. And it can last years, if not decades. 1y
wanderinglynn And very true what you said. She was so young when they started dating. And then she had been in his shadow for so long, she had been the doctor‘s wife, but didn‘t have her own separate identity. She just really didn‘t know who she was without him. (edited) 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @wanderinglynn oh thank you for informing me of that!!! Ok, so spoiler alerts still intact. See, to me it‘s crazy that Andy knew nothing. He was her first call person....I did like that idea..a first call person. There were things I liked. 1y
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Desperation | Stephen King
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Loving this buddy read so much, had to post my journal page with my buddy posing with her books!!! Also loving the bibliophile stickers from My Secret Copy on Etsy!!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Shout out to the person who posted her my secret copy stickers. I can‘t remember who you are (I‘m old) but thank you!! 1y
Freespirit That looks like it would be fun to do!! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Freespirit It‘s SO much fun and you get to chronicle your life a bit, in a more artistic fashion. I wish I could draw, some of the creative jpurnalers out there are so artistic, but I don‘t have that innate ability. It‘s relaxing too, you lose yourself in your creation. Just started this year. Watch some YouTube videos, that‘s how I got started. Warning: Washi Tape and stickers are addicting. Lol 1y
Freespirit It‘s great being creative isn‘t it?? 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @freespirt Yes, it‘s a soul vacation (was listening to Train‘s Drops of Jupiter, and said wow!! That‘s how creative journaling feels to me) (edited) 1y
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Regulators | Stephen King
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Pretty sure this is the most violent SK I‘ve ever read. So many people die, and that disturbed me enough to think this wouldn‘t make it past 3.5⭐️but in true King fashion, you end up perplexed and mesmerized by the story. Glad this was a buddy read bc the end baffled me in the best possible way. #Ohio Bachman book. On to Desperation!!
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rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
Reagan One of my faves! This came out with Desperation which is an excellent companion read if you haven‘t read it already. 1y
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Reggie I had nightmares reading this while I was a teenager. That I was stuck on a street just like these people and there was a purple Cadillac with blacked out windows rolling down the hill and all we saw was the flash of gunshots. It was horrific at the time. I agree with @Reagan I read this right after Desperation. Such a good horror double feature. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reagan @Reggie Reading Desperation now!!! (edited) 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reggie I wonder what I would have been like had I read this while I was a teenager. I read The Exorcist and it completely creeped me out, so much so I never saw the film 1y
Reagan @Reggie these should definitely be read together! Must be time for a reread, and definitely nightmare worthy. 1y
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The Regulators | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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#SuperSeptemberReadathon @Andrew65
Goals:
Finish: The Regulators, Evvie Drake Starts Over, Hiroshima, and The Traveling Cat Chronicles
Start: Desperation
Let‘s see if I can handle that!!
Thanks for tagging me, @Andrew65 📚❤️

Andrew65 Good luck 😊 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you🤙🏽 1y
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Blessings | Anna Quindlen
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This book was exactly what I needed to escape the madness of the world. Old beautiful home, elderly woman, groundskeeper, baby. Such a good story. I‘m happy I revisited Anna Quindlen‘s writing after over 25 years. Lovely story.

BarbaraBB I‘m happy you found your Quindlen, revisiting her has been a good idea in these crazy times. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BarbaraBB Oh yes!!! I still want to read the one you reviewed too!!! 1y
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What can I say? This is a story not to be missed. If you love nature, and you can feel for a person abandoned, and heck, if you have only half a heart, you will love this book. One of my favorites this year. I‘ll never forget Kya. And if I start to, I can look at this post. She knew what was real. Wonderful debut. #NorthCarolina

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LiteraryinLawrence Well said. This was a special one. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @LiteraryinLititz Thank you. You‘re so right!! This was another book that was hugged. Ms. Owens did a great job and built a great character. I hope she produces more, but if this is her magnum opus, that too is fine. 1y
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Mortality | Christopher Hitchens
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Never read anything by Christopher Hitchens before. Saw a number of interviews and thought he was so intelligent and clearly out of my intellectual realm. Esophageal cancer took his life at 62. This is his journey through cancer. What I found most interesting was his thinking that maybe if he were of a weaker constitution, he would have been kinder to his body and lived longer. I definitely want to read Hitch-22.

llcoolnate Hitch 22 was really interesting. God is Not Great was excellent. Haven't read Mortality but I've heard him talk of it before. "Burning the candle at both ends makes a lovely light" or something similar. Man was eloquent on another level in his debates and essays as well. Not 100% on board with everything he says. But I can appreciate a thinker! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @llcoolnate I agree, he was intellectually, on another level, which is why I‘m SO mad at him for smoking and drinking. I don‘t even know him personally, but a great mind was robbed for bad habits. And I kept thinking whilst reading the book, why? Why were you so brilliant yet so insensitive to your body? I find that arrogant. To take a healthy body and trash it infuriates me. I have no middle ground there. Lol 1y
llcoolnate Maybe so. Maybe it was an escape. Sad, but brilliant minds seem to eventually come to the realization that the world is a super dark place outside of the US and richer European countries. Even in those countries it's terrible (US among the leading countries for child sex trafficking for example). I think the more you read, the more you learn, the harder it can be to cope. 1y
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llcoolnate Not to ruin it, but Hitch 22 will show you portions of his life that would possibly drive me to darker places than drinking and smoking. 1y
llcoolnate If you look to people like Jordan Peterson (again not endorsing 100%), you'll see a similar pattern of hardship in life (wife with cancer, most major organizations hating him, etc) and realizing the prevalence of darkness in the world become a bit too much to handle at times. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hmmmm, I‘ve had hardship in life too. I never succumbed to any detrimental habits to destroy a good body. I must say they were hardships from genetic illnesses and death of parents, so maybe that‘s the difference. Childhood was excellent, besides facing mortality at a young age. Yes, there‘s a lot of sick stuff in this world and extreme misfortune, but logic dictates that destroying your own @llcoolnate (edited) 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 ...body is not going to help someone else. I don‘t know, It‘s just sad, all around. (edited) 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I don‘t know Jordan Peterson, I will look him up 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Sorry, for some reason, I couldn‘t add your name at beginning of that paragraph. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I think crying helps more than anything...getting the emotion out. So beneficial. Covering up stuff with bad habits never achieves anything. 1y
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This book was a fun adventure filled with social commentary, underrated and unappreciated women and a very manipulative and scary vampire dude. My 2nd Grady Hendrix read and I thoroughly enjoyed this!! 🧛🏼‍♂️🧛🏼‍♂️🧛🏼‍♂️🧛🏼‍♂️🧛🏼‍♂️
Dean is giving his best vampire cat look😆
#SouthCarolina

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JanuarieTimewalker13 Add creepy to vampire description. I just saw a spoiler book review on YT and some stuff went over my head. No AC from power outage for over 3 days probably has made me a bit daft. 1y
CarolynM Gorgeous cat😻😻 1y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @CarolynM Thank you!! Dean says thank you in Meow. Lol he‘s my teenager. 1y
Reagan Grady Hendrix is an auto buy for me. I just love him. Really looking forward to this. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reagan he‘s so impressive the way he smoothly adds humor to horror. I don‘t have the vocabulary to explain him..I think he‘s such a skilled writer. I‘ve only read 2 of his books thus far, but I want to read all of them. 1y
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My friend from Cali suggested I read this, and I‘m glad she did. This is a memoir spanning 1975-1987, the author‘s school years in Palos Verdes. The family had moved from Carson, a predominantly black area to PV for better schools and upward mobility. Achievement was stressed more than anything, and overcoming racism (vicious stuff in the beginning of their residence) and striving to integrate was paramount. Their strength and fortitude 🔽

JanuarieTimewalker13 was more than impressive. Of course, the stress of this did show throughout the book, and I appreciated the author‘s honesty and integrity. Highly recommend. (edited) 1y
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This was super interesting. I wanted to get a feeling for what the pandemic of 1918 was like vs. what we are going through now. This was written for the 100th anniversary...and as a reminder that we can learn from that experience. The benefits of living now is that we at least know the difference between viruses and bacteria, and we have better technology. We are not using blood letting and mercury as possible cures. Lol. Really a good read.

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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BearTown 2.....what a great follow up!! Can‘t wait till BearTown 3!!! Heartwarming, heart wrenching, crushes your soul and restores your soul. Great characters. Highly highly recommend this duology, soon to be trilogy (2021, sparse info, hope it‘s accurate). 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻💕

cherinium There's going to be a third? I'm not sure how I feel about that. I am in the minority that did not love this one. Beartown was amazing, but I felt like the follow up was redundant and unnecessary. #unpopularopinion 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @cherinium Everyone is different!! I liked this better than BearTown! I can‘t wait to see what my book club thinks! I can understand your point also!! I just liked finding more out about Benji, Ana, and Other characters. 2y
LikelyLibrarian @JanuarieTimewalker13 I liked this one better too, although I thought Beartown was great! 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @LikelyLibrarian Yes, both wonderful books!! 2y
bookaholic1 I loved both books myself 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @bookaholic1 I really hope there‘s a book 3 !!! 2y
bookaholic1 @JanuarieTimewalker13 I heard there may be but won't know til it's out 2y
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One Foot in the Grave | Jeaniene Frost
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The narrator makes Cat‘s voice annoying, I must admit. I‘m on the fence about Cat, but I want to read the physical book to see if the narrator‘s voice is putting me off her. She‘s still a bit too valley girl for me. There are a few chuckles in this book which I appreciated. For most of the book it was a so-so for me, but there were sections that redeemed it. It‘s a mixed bag of dialogue. “Not on your afterlife, Bitch” (Tate to Belinda) and 🔽

JanuarieTimewalker13 “it‘s not the 18th century, Ian. Manipulating women into bed isn‘t fashionable anymore.” (Bones to Ian). I will def continue to book 3 at some point. 2y
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Thank you @Andrew65 I‘m going to finish 2 books and start tagged book....that‘s my goal🌞 Let‘s see if it happens!!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 🥰 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Andrew65 Thank you!!!🍇📚🌸💕 2y
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This Memoir was SO good!!! I don‘t know how it slipped under the Litsy radar, bc there are no other reviews!! Philip Smith talks about growing up with his psychic healer father and the experiences that ensue. It‘s super interesting and humorous. If your 55+ some of the cultural references of the 60s and 70s will resonate with you. Such a fun and fascinating ride! #Miami

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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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“We were born in order to see and listen to the world.”.
This book was so touching, subdued, but profound in its simplicity. I took heed to the character Tokue‘s advice tonight and sat on my terrace and listened to the rain and watched the lightning. Lovely, quick read. #Japan

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Oh, how I loved this book!!! I had a feeling I would and it was part of the giveaway that @LaraReads gave me!! My thanks to her and to the other goodies I purchased with my Amazon giftcard! Thank you again, Lara!
I can‘t wait to read Us Against You!!
BearTown starts a bit slow, but it‘s got a lot of heart and some really tragic stuff too. 4.75⭐️ #Sweden

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Cinfhen Beautiful photo 🤩 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Cinfhen thank you!!🌸 2y
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Halfway to the Grave | Jeaniene Frost
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A fun romp with a half blooded vamp and her full blooded vamp partner. Female MC is a bit annoying, but matured as the story builds. Thank you @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for the recommendation! A good escape...A little too much sexy time for me, but it IS romance...I find as I get older, I have less patience for romance...anyone else like that?

Smrloomis Yup, same here 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Smrloomis Ok, I‘m not alone, thanks. Romance has never been my genre, but years back I didn‘t mind The Southern Vampire Series, and I LOVED the relationship between Sookie and Eric. Sometimes I wonder if it‘s a hormonal thing!! Lol 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JanuarieTimewalker13 I used to love Sookie and Eric too, in fact I first read this series while I was waiting in between books of that one if I remember correctly. I was disappointed on how that one ended though. But yes, it is probably partially hormonal, there was a time I read a lot of Paranormal Romance, now I mix it in a bit here and there. 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yeah, I would like to find a paranormal with little to no romance. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JanuarieTimewalker13 Then I will steer you towards Urban Fantasy.... more paranormal, not necessary lots of sexy time. Maybe try 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Or has some romance, as in a relationship, but not necessarily a lot of sexy time 2y
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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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Whoa....I really loved this book!!! Such an emotional romp through time. Very interesting and engaging!! A young woman is pregnant with a baby who has a heart problem which cannot be solved in her time (1970) and has to time travel to 2001 for fetal surgery to save her baby‘s life. What happens from that point is an emotional ride.4💫
#NorthCarolina

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The Strays | Emily Bitto
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Lily is an only child who meets Eve on her first day at a new school when she‘s 8. Eve has two sisters and her parents are avant- grade artists who want to create a Modern Art society in Melbourne. Eventually their home becomes a commune of artists. Set in the thirties, in Melbourne, you experience the strange dynamics of this group and how each influence the other. #Australia

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Leftcoastzen Love the kitty castle! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Leftcoastzen thank you!! I purchased it on Wayfair but it was much cheaper elsewhere, so if you buy one, shop around! I bought it for them for Christmas, and I just jumped on it. Lol 2y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser Melbourne is my home town! I must add it! Great review, thanks!! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Curiouser_and_curiouser oh that‘s so cool!! I had friends who lived in Melbourne, but they‘ve passed on...Stan and Maria, cannot remember their last name but pretty sure it started with a K...Greek last name. I‘m sure Melbourne is huge, but you never know!! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve always wanted to go to Australia, and I should‘ve gone for my 40th bday, but I didn‘t. Maybe one day!!! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Hi @JanuarieTimewalker13 Nope, Unfortunately it doesn't ring a bell. Whereabouts in Melbourne did they live? I'm in the western suburbs. Originally Essendon, now in Keilor/Sunshine area. I do drive around Melbourne and beyond for my job though, I'm a face painte/balloon twister, I may have been at their house once for a party, never know!? 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 All I know is they have a son named Teddie, and both Stan and Maria had Beta Thalassemia Major...I‘d have to search an old phone book to know where in Melbourne they lived. I may not even have that, but I may have a photo of them when they came stateside for their honeymoon. @Curiouser_and_curiouser I think you‘re Italian, so you may be familiar with the genetic condition. (edited) 2y
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The Strays | Emily Bitto
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I‘m really enjoying The Strays #AustralianAuthor. I had to display (show off) my cup and my frothed milk that has changed my Slow Jam Sundays. Mug purchased at Barnes and Noble, produced by Epic Reads. Enjoy your Sunday, Folks!❤️I paired this baby with Paradise by Sade🏝

Megabooks Love the mug! 2y
keithmalek I love the mug too! Where did you get it? 2y
Cinfhen That looks delicious 😋 2y
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JackOBotts That mug is amazing. Where did you find it?! 🐙 2y
vivastory @keithmalek @JackOBotts I just looked online & it looks like it's sold through B&N 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @vivastory and @keithmalek that‘s correct! I think I purchased it in February! Available at BN, made by Epic Reads. (edited) 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Cinfhen it was!! Thank you!! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @JackOBotts thank you! Barnes&Noble😀 2y
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The Strays | Emily Bitto
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@TheSpineView @Eggs

1. I miss going to my favorite vegan restaurant with my friend Andrea. Otherwise, I‘m ok with this bc I don‘t mind being home.
2. My reading has dropped off dramatically, but that‘s bc Im watching a lot of YT, I‘m Creative Journaling, and I‘m new to IG, which I never thought I would be on.

Thank you for the tag, @Eggs