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LA_Mead

LA_Mead

Joined May 2016

Writer, editor, teacher. murmurs-in-the-margins.com / instagram @murmursinthemargins / Editor of urbangothicpress.com
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The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory
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Looker by Laura Sims
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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
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I tend to not finish a book if I don‘t like it. I used to force myself to finish (an old school habit), but I realized that you don‘t need to finish a book to get something out of it.

Geeklet I don‘t DNF that often but I‘m the type of person who genuinely enjoys bad things. I always watch garbage movies on Netflix. I guess I am easily amused by bad things. I will DNF things that are both boring and bad though. 1mo
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Thrift store haul! #thriftscore

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Aaah! Look what just came into the library! Clearly I need to cancel all of my plans.

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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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Getting some reading time in while I feed the baby. #mothersday

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What fun! 1. Tea, unless the baby wakes me at 4 AM 🤦🏼‍♀️. 2 both... 3. Cats! 😽 4. Mountains ⛰ 5. @BookishTrish #summerthisorthat

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 2mo
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Letterbox | Paul Davies
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Hi #poutinepenpals ! I received some lovely letters from you this week! I‘ve got some letters that I‘m sending out over the next few days 😊

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The World Book encyclopedia | World Book, Inc
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Gotta love world book day! There are some great free #kindle books on amazon today! #kindledeals #worldbookday

Nitpickyabouttrains Ohhh! This is great. Thanks for the tip off. 2mo
Jas16 Thank you for the heads up! 2mo
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This or That? | Brandon T Snider
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1. Thriller 2. Either—although paper coy is better for purses! 3. Bookshop 4. Harry Potter! Also...I‘ve never read Percy Jackson 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5. R & J 6. Physical copy @rheareads

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No One Here Is Lonely | Sarah Everett
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I REALLY don‘t need to buy any more books for a little while... 🤓 #tbr

Suzze That‘s what we all say. Until next time. 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🙋🏻‍♀️ Me. Every time I buy books. 🤣🤣 4mo
jenniferajanes I‘ve given up telling myself that! 😂 (edited) 4mo
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I just started this book, but I‘m already hooked! I like the narrator‘s voice, and the premise sounds cool.

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Thanks @ShelleyBooksie for this lovely #cupidgoespostal package! I love it! Looking forward to reading Spelled and the chocolate looks delicious! Also: I love peacocks :)

BookishTrish I have that bookmark too! #twinsies 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! I am glad that you like everything 😀 4mo
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Oh no! Just realized that I only have 3 days to read Jell-O Girls! Worth it to plough through???

janeycanuck Did you make it through in time? 4mo
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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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1. The Gilded Wolves 2. Valentine! (Book shopping + coffee) 3. Beige 4. Aaron, I think. #friyayintro @howjessreads

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“I figured that applying for jobs would be like applying for college: line up all the correct paperwork, check all the right boxes, and get accepted. That‘s adulthood, right?!” -(I can remember thinking this same thought! What a rude awakening THAT was, to graduate into the recession...)

KristenDuck Bahaha oh boy yes. I thought as a teacher I‘d be able to select which school I wanted to teach in and what grade. Nope. 5mo
LA_Mead @KristenDuck haha I remember thinking that too! (I‘m a teacher as well) 5mo
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Hi all! I‘m literarylady42 on Twitter and murmursinthemargins on Instagram. My blog is www.murmurs-in-the-margins.com! #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 And I followed you on you accounts. ☺️ 5mo
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What a great book! I kind of love Maude, the 89-year-old who gets away with all sorts of naughty things. She‘s seriously kick a$$! Also: I love the size of this book. Tiny books are kind of cool!

Mitch This has featured on lots of podcasts lately.... maybe it‘s a sign I should dive in! 5mo
ErinSueGreads I loved it too!!! 5mo
LA_Mead @Mitch it‘s such a good read! 5mo
LA_Mead @ErinSueG isn‘t Maude so lovable in her own twisted way? 5mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Just settling in to read a new book... Not sure which one to choose...

BookishMarginalia This one was interesting 5mo
LA_Mead @BookishMarginalia I‘m so excited about this one! Also, I love that Emily St. John Mandel blurbed it. 5mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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I forgot to take a picture, but my #cupidgoespostal package went out a few days ago! Also, I‘m pretty sure my own package arrived in the form of an Amazon box! Yay! @BookishMarginalia thanks for hosting this swap!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
BookishMarginalia Hi, Lauren! Do you by any chance have tracking information for the package. If so, could you email it to me? Thanks! 5mo
LA_Mead @BookishMarginalia I‘ll have to check for it! I crammed it in my purse as I was leaving the post office...probably should have kept it in my wallet! 5mo
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 5mo
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Tiny books are really popular this year! I love the idea of purse-sized reads, but I don‘t like the ones that print text so that you have to hold the book sideways to read them...that just feels too strange to me, even if it does mimic how people read on their phones these days. What do you think, fellow littens?

teebe I love when books fit in my jacket pocket. But I wouldn‘t want to have to turn the book all sorts of ways to read it. 5mo
GirlNamedJesse That‘s a thing?! Printed sideways? I would immediately put it back. No thanks! 5mo
LA_Mead @teebe yeah I like the tiny books, but the “side scroll” ones are just weird. 5mo
LA_Mead @GirlNamedJesse it‘s super strange! It‘s because kids are reading on their phones more, so they‘re trying to emulate that specifically with YA titles... 5mo
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Wow! 1,000 followers! Cool!

tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃 5mo
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🍾🎊 5mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 5mo
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Jas16 📚🎉🙌🏽 5mo
BookBabe 😁🙌🏻🎊👏🏻🎉 5mo
TheReadingMermaid Woot woot 🤘🏻😆🤘🏻🎉🎉🎉 5mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Here‘s a TBR stack that I‘ve got right now...one of three at the moment! I liked “Name of the Wind” and so I‘m looking for my fantasy series (a few of which are pictured here).

BookHoarder32 Have you read The bone season? I discovered it recently 5mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congrats to @Nessavamusic for 20,000 litfluence and 1,000 followers! Hmmm a book off of my shelf that I don‘t currently own? “Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J Maas! #20k1kgiveaway

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I love this book! I‘m only a few chapters in, but I‘m totally obsessed! Also: it makes me want to go into the past and give Stephanie Land a hug.

TheBookHippie Is this July???? 5mo
LA_Mead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & @TheBookHippie definitely read this book! It‘s so good! 5mo
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TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sounds good to me!! My daughter says good discussion book! 5mo
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Up next on my nonfiction TBR: part hustle story, part awesome badass female empowerment narrative, “The Personality Brokers” looks like it‘s going to be an interesting read.

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Ballet Stories | David Angus
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I‘ve been really into ballet books lately...any suggestions for great books about ballet?

BookHoarder32 I love the cutthroat world of ballet... 5mo
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ladyneverwhere Pointe is so good! 5mo
LA_Mead Oh my goodness! So many great suggestions!!! Thanks @ladyneverwhere and @BookHoarder32 !!! 5mo
BookHoarder32 You're welcome! Sorry to spam you! Lol 5mo
CouronneDhiver I bought one last year but haven‘t read it yet 5mo
LA_Mead @BookHoarder32 lol books can never be spam 😊 5mo
LA_Mead @CouronneDhiver that sounds like a good book! Thanks for the recommendation! 5mo
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1. The Hunky Dory Dairy 2. Reading stacks of books while camping with the family. 3. Garbage!!! Ick. 4. Lite brite 5. Harry Potter #HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 5mo
Wife My grandson got a lite bright for Christmas. Have you seen the new ones? They come in a flat box because they are LED ( no need for a 💡 anymore). And I believe the pegs aren‘t as colorful. They seem pastel and washed out. 😐 5mo
LA_Mead @Wife my son got a lite brite this year too! I have to admit that I‘ve been playing with it too! 😁 5mo
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I just started reading this #arc from #netgalley and I‘m zipping through it! How old were you when Friends was on the air? I remember not being allowed to watch it because I was too young! ...But I totally watched it anyway...😆

teebe I was four when it started but I didn‘t start watching it until maybe 2 years after that. Lol I was allowed to watch it because my parents knew the jokes would go over my head. 5mo
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Confession: I would rather just eat the avocado than smear it on my face... 🤷🏼‍♀️ #justsayin

GypsyKat Ha! Ditto! 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 same 5mo
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1. “Looker” - I‘m on a thriller kick lately, because I got a bunch of them from netgalley, so I‘m working my way through that shelf! 2. Hot chocolate OR a London Fog. 3. Caramel macchiato...yeah...I‘m going to be up all night now... But at least I‘ve got a good book to read! #weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain London fogs are so good! Thanks for joining in ☕😊 5mo
Chelleo I just started drinking earl gray with milk thanks to @Louise. Now I‘m going to have to buy a milk frother so I can make London Fogs! #blamelitsy 5mo
mcctrish London Fogs ❤️ 5mo
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Louise Awesome, @Chelleo! Nothin‘ like a good English cuppa! ❤️ 5mo
LA_Mead @Chelleo I use my frother pretty much every day! Make sure you get one that you can adjust the temp settings on! 5mo
LA_Mead @mcctrish ❤️ 5mo
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Woman World | Aminder Dhaliwal
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This was such a funny, insightful read! I devoured it in about an hour or two.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Finishing up this awesome thriller while holding my baby 🤩 A perfect Friday afternoon.

BookishTrish How old is she now? 5mo
LA_Mead @BookishTrish 4 month‘s already! I LOVE the onesie you sent her by the way 😍 5mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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This has got to be one of my favourite books this year! It‘s got all the great rom-com moments, with plenty of good twists along the way!

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This book might be seriously creepy, but at least I‘ve got my chocolate tea-latte to warm up my insides... I‘ve been alternating this book with an #arc of “An Anonymous Girl” for the past day or two. I think I‘m going to have to read something a bit...fluffier after this. (Although neither seem that scary at the moment).

BookishTrish I have this one too; my dark and twisty reader friends highly recommend it. 5mo
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Survival Pact | Christy Sloat
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Sos Netflix, books and coffee☕ 5mo
LA_Mead @Sapphira YES to Netflix! 5mo
GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 5mo
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7 points for me! I have:

❤️ bent down a page corner 🙀
❤️ started a book but not finished it
❤️ cracked a book‘s spine
❤️ read the same book at least five times
❤️ fallen asleep with a book in my hands @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Very good 😋 6mo
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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1. Cocoa
2. Hanging out with people I care about. ❤️
3. Mugs...bookmarks...totes
4. Cinnamon
5. Chocolate & cinnamon hearts...also salted caramel.
6. Purple 💜
7. Silky
8. Bath bombs!
9. I‘m not too picky...
10. My Litsy TBR is up to date
11. Litsy
12. I am allergic to gelatin....
#cupidgoespostal #thisorthat

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What a fun thing to do! Thanks @BookishMarginalia for making this #LittenLoveBingo ! ❤️

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 6mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Starting the day off right with a new YA novel from @TheEscapist & my new mug from @BookishTrish ! #bookncoffee (I never drank coffee before having two kids, but now it is a necessity!)

BookishTrish I hope you slay your day, mama! 6mo
LA_Mead Awww thanks @BookishTrish ! 6mo
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Resolutions | Janet Sue Terry
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A day late, but here it is 😊 1. Read more widely 2. Be a good literary citizen 3. Become a book fairy 4. This one is more writerly, but... I‘m going to be brave and send more manuscripts out into the world. (Keep your fingers crossed for me!) 😍 #sundayfunday @sebrittain

sebrittain ❤🎉❤🎉❤ 6mo
BookishTrish Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 6mo
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Urban Gothic | Brian Keene
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Hi Litsy friends! I recently started a literary magazine that features all things supernatural. I‘m looking for some eager writers to submit short stories, poems, creative non-fiction & true ghost stories. If you know anyone who might be interested, could you help a fellow book nerd out and pass this along?

BookishTrish This is so cool! Keep us posted! 6mo
DarcysMom I have a friend who isn't on Litsy who would definitely be very interested. Is there a website she can visit? 6mo
LA_Mead @DarcysMom Oh that‘s great! Tell her to go to urbangothicpress.com ❤️ 6mo
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I was skeptical about Hygge, but this page has me sold. #hygge

BookBabe Yes! 🙌🏻 That part stood out to me too! 😁 (edited) 6mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Mehso-so

This was a strange read... I really liked the main character, but I felt like not much actually happened.

CouronneDhiver Really? Oh no! This was one of my Top 3 from the whole year 😆 I loooooved it 6mo
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@BookishTrish wow! I love everything! Thank you so much for the awesome books, adorable mug, keychain & onesie! Baby V is going to look so cute in it! Also, I love that notebook & the treats! You totally spoiled me 🤩. Thanks @teebe for hosting this swap!

BookishTrish So glad you liked it all ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Panpan

I like the concept behind this book—a modern, gender bended P & P, but it felt like the characters were never fully realized & there was a LOT of exposition to explain what was going on. I also think it should have ended 50 pages sooner! The last few pages felt like interesting writing exercises to help develop plot, but there was no narrative flow.

Lovesbooks87 I didn't like this book either. I just skimmed over the last couple of chapters! 6mo
LA_Mead @Lovesbooks87 I did that too! 6mo
hes7 i was disappointed with this book last year. I am interested in checking out the Hallmark-movie version though. 6mo
LA_Mead @hes7 ooh! I‘d probably watch the movie. When I was reading it I felt like it would make a better movie than a book based on the narrative flow. 6mo
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Here‘s a closer look at the books from @throwmeabook ! They both look fascinating! I love the idea of a baker‘s narrative, because I love to bake 😍 and I‘ve been eyeing “The Thirteenth Tale” for a little while. Thanks again! Also, thanks @TheReadingMermaid for arranging this #blinddatebookswap! It was so much fun!

TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome. Happy holidays! 😘 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Read many good things about The Thirteenth Tale! 6mo
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Blind date | Marelle Boersma
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Thank you @throwmeabook ! I love everything! Both books look awesome and I love the cozy socks, kitten calendar, HP pen, coffee & all the Reese‘s goodies! Amazing!!! I would love to chat about these books once I‘ve read them 😊 Happy holidays & happy reading!

Mitch I have this approaching the top of my pile...let me know when you read it we can do a mini buddy read 6mo
TheBogwitch Ooo! The Thirteenth Tale is great! I loved Bellman and Black too. 6mo
LA_Mead @Mitch that sounds like fun! 6mo
LA_Mead @TheBogwitch I‘ll have to check that one out too! 6mo
TheBogwitch @LA_Mead Once Upon A River is her newest. Can‘t wait to read it. 6mo
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Melistoro How do I sign up 6mo
LA_Mead @Melistoro Go to @BookishMarginalia ‘s page and there is a link to a form! 6mo
BookishTrish We are so going to be matched 😂 6mo
LA_Mead @BookishTrish haha so true! 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I signed up too! So excited! 6mo
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Season's Greetings | Alan Ayckbourn
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@teebe thank you for the lovely card and bookmark! That is so sweet of you! ❤️🎄🤩

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Guys, I‘m totally geeking out over #Bibliophile right now!!!! It‘s such a gorgeous book that I pretty much just want to look at it forever. I think I‘m going to have to buy a copy of this one...

vivastory I'm thinking of getting this for my cousin for Xmas 6mo
charl08 Totally worth it! 6mo
AmyG I may need this, too. 6mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Waaaaant!! 😍😍❤️ 6mo
tina_b.ooks There also is an awesome calendar version of it! 6mo
RaimeyGallant I saw this yesterday and was so close to buying it! 6mo
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RealLifeReading Nicely done!! 👏👏 6mo
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