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LA_Mead

LA_Mead

Joined May 2016

Writer, editor, teacher.
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The Guncle by Steven Rowley
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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
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Instamom by Chantel Guertin
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Final Girls by Riley Sager
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The Woods are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins
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Rising Strong by Bren Brown
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George by Alex Gino
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1. Made in Korea 2. Pumpkin 3. To Kill a Mockingbird…maybe that‘s just because it reminds me of school.

ravenlee Well, the climax of TKAM does happen in the fall, so maybe that‘s part of it? 1w
LA_Mead @ravenlee that‘s definitely part of it. That and it‘s been on the grade 10 curriculum for the last ten years! 1w
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1. The last bookstore (in LA) 2. I only go with a list if I‘m Christmas shopping… otherwise I just pick up what looks interesting that day.

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Just signed up for this! So excited! #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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Just getting a little reading in with my cuddle buddy… #finalgirlssupportgroup Which Grady Hendrix book is your favourite?

Reggie It‘s a tie between My Best Friend‘s Exorcism, about the best kind of friendship between 2 girls, and We Sold Our Souls which I think demonstrates that Grady has his pulse of America and how we‘re all just trying to get by and it feels so hard sometimes. (Lol, tooooo deeeeep.) but it was really good. 1mo
LA_Mead @Reggie Yes I was thinking that it seemed very similar to My Best Friends Exorcism too. I think the discussion around how women who are survivors of violent acts are treated was kind of interesting… 1mo
Reggie Have you read his Guide to slaying vampires one? Cause there are a group of husbands I wanted to punch. I think in every book I‘ve read from him he has this reverence toward women and is trying to shine a light on the strength it takes to be a woman in our world. And then he throws in some monsters. Lol 1mo
BookishTrish Im a Guide to Slaying Vampires fan 2w
LA_Mead @BookishTrish I liked that one too! 2w
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1. Quiet zombie. 2. The Girl with all the gifts. 3. I think it would start quietly, with some kind of benign illness… #sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz 2 looks like an interesting book! Thank you for posting! 1mo
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My study buddy this morning 🤓 😸 #catsoflitsy

RachelAmphlett Omg so cute! 1mo
TheSpineView Adorable! ❤ 1mo
LA_Mead @RachelAmphlett @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @TheSpineView thanks! He seems to really like the bookshelves 😸 1mo
TheSpineView @LA_Mead I see that! A reading kitty!😹 1mo
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Thank you so much @mcctrish for such a lovely #thanksgivingswap! I will most definitely enjoy these goodies! Happy thanksgiving!! 🦃😀 #ppp #poutinepenpals

mcctrish Oh I‘m so happy you are happy!!! And I just realized I can open my package now 🤣🤣🎉🎉 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lovely gifts! 🧡📚🍁🦃 2mo
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Creepy Christmas | Jaimie Admans
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Just signed up!! Thanks @teebe for hosting this fun swap! 😊. #CreepyChristmas2021

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Getting in a little pre-Thanksgiving dinner reading with a new ARC by Eric Smith—“You Can Go Your Own Way.” Does anyone else hear the Fleetwood Mac song when they read that title??? It‘s been stuck in my head since I started reading it…

katy4peas Ha! Totally. I just read the title in the exact tune! 😊🎵 2mo
Palimpsest Fleetwood Mac yes, but I don‘t know that Supertramp one. That‘s a bookish pet peeve of mine though, with song titles for books which I‘ve been noticing more and more, but I think it‘s just my problem. Beautiful tweed! 2mo
LA_Mead @Palimpsest BAH I always get Supertramp and Fleetwood Mac mixed up. 🤦🏼‍♀️ probably because I play them on loop but never check which one is playing… 2mo
Palimpsest @LA_Mead I love both bands too! 2mo
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Sunday Sundaes | Coco Simon
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1.zombies 2. The Girl With all the Gifts 3. I‘m a fan of ghost stories…so more of those! #sundayfunday. Thanks @ozma.of.oz for putting this together!

ozma.of.oz I‘m always looking for more ghost stories too! Thank you for sharing! (edited) 2mo
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Kittens | Anna Pollard
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Steve Harrington the kitty has discovered books. #catsoflitsy

CoffeeNBooks Cute! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Love your kitten and your book shelves! 2mo
BookNAround He‘s precious! 2mo
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My #poutinepenpals swap package is in the mail! Hopefully it gets there soon 😊

DinoMom Exciting! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hooray! 🧡🍁🦃 2mo
LA_Mead @DinoMom I forgot to write #PPP in the box sorry about that! 2mo
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DinoMom It‘s arrived today! Can‘t wait until I can open it. @LA_Mead @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 2mo
LA_Mead @DinoMom yay! I‘m so glad 😀 2mo
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The (Un)popular Vote | Jasper Sanchez
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Just picked this one up the other day. It was just too cute to pass up.

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Towering | Alex Flinn
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A little bedtime reading.

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. 25+. 2. As many as humanly possible! 3. Sophie Kinsella, Riley Sager, Jasper Fforde, Stephen Graham Jones. 4. New kittens and sunshine. #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Lovely post ☀️📚😻😻❤️ (edited) 3mo
Leftcoastzen Yay kittens ! 😻😻 3mo
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While We Were Dating | Jasmine Guillory
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Starting a new book today! I‘m in a Jasmine Guillory kind of mood.

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Eggshells | Caitriona Lally
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1. I tend to guess twists a lot of the time. 2. Redwall (fav childhood one); Shopaholic 3. I‘m a fan of rom coms with love triangles, or a good buddy story. 4. I‘m grateful for my littles, who love books and make me laugh. @BookishTrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📖🙌🏻🤗 3mo
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Just got home from the cottage to this lovely birthday surprise from @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ! Thank you! I love the unicorns on this book sleeve! Such a nice surprise 😊❤️📚

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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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I finally got around to send some of these #poutinepenpals letters! Thank you to all of the lovely folks who sent me birthday wishes! ❤️✨📚 Bookish people are the best people ☺️

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Big Summer: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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This book really surprised me. I thought it was going to be a #romcom but it‘s more like a murder mystery with a side of sexy romance. So good!

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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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I‘ve been on a rom com kick lately. Also, hi guys, I‘m still alive... I kind of disappeared for a while...🤷🏼‍♀️

SamanthaMarie Life tends to happen haha! 1y
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Pandaemonium | Ben Macallan
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I‘m well-stocked for the pandemic shut down... How are all of my littens doing? I‘ve been quiet on here lately, because I‘m doing a couple of editorial internships for my program and working on a new novel BUT I thought I‘d better check in. How is it where you are? Doing okay?

melissajayne I‘m in BC and things are shutting down like wildfire; my local library system shut down last night. I‘ve probably have at 2 years worth of books in my place. 2y
LA_Mead @melissajayne good thing you have lots of books! Everything is still shut down here, but I‘m in Ontario so things are still pretty nuts. Are things getting better in BC? 2y
melissajayne @LA_Mead things are getting better; hair salons, restaurants, retail outlets, libraries, etc are starting to open up (with restrictions of course); am spending my time with my parents, who are full time residents at a ski hill about 3 hours from where I normally reside; my work has opened up but only @ half capacity & since I only work when it‘s fully operational (weekends & holidays), I am staying until I can go back regularly 2y
melissajayne @LA_Mead have only let my sister to be within 6 ft but my parents have been visiting with their friends through physical distancing; my dad has even been golfing a few times (most golf courses in B.C. didn‘t fully close during the height of the pandemic in March & April) (edited) 2y
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I think I‘m going to need another bookshelf... There are even more books out of the frame that got cut off too... #booknerd

Tamra Lost City is riveting! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Husband and I spent all day today painting the new bookshelves - I have similar overflow problem! 😆 2y
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Heartprints | P.K. Hallinan
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Thanks for the pretty Valentines card @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! ... I have some very late letters and cards to send out in the next little while to all of my #LitsyLove and #Poutinepenpals in the next little while...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m behind too!!! 💗💗💗 2y
LA_Mead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks glad I‘m not the only one! I have a stack of holiday cards on my desk but we keep having ice storms out my way! I will be pretty excited for spring this year.... 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LA_Mead me too!!!!! 🌼🌸🥀🌻 2y
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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I am entirely too obsessed with this book!!! For zombie narrative lovers, this book has such a cool POV! @BookishTrish

IndyHannaJones I loved this one 2y
LA_Mead It‘s so inventive! 2y
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1. Having two babies and writing five novels (my book babies). 2. To read diverse voices 3. Alllll the chocolate @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads #friyayintro

4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽🙌🏽 to all of this! Especially the 5 novels! 2y
UwannaPublishme Wow! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Thanks @kelseynicburke for the lovely #CanuckChristmasSwap package! I love everything! Especially the SPEW badge—so cool!!! Happy Christmas!

kelseynicburke So glad you liked it :) I bought myself a SPEW badge too 😄 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice haul. Ho ho ho❣❣ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice gifts!!! 2y
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Icelandic Legends | Jn rnason
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you so much!!! I‘m so excited to read this book and you totally spoiled me with this chocolate!!! Also, I LOVE that wrapping paper. So gorgeous I might just make a bookmark out of it! Happy Christmas! ❤️🎄📚. #jolabokaflodswap

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I knew you'd love the paper! 😆 Merry Christmas! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Great choices. 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 2y
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Hey #Poutinepenpals and #jolabokaflodswap swappers! I realized I forgot to post a picture of mailing off my parcels, but rest assured I sent them out in the mail a few days ago so they should be there soon!!!! #canuckchristmasswap

kelseynicburke Hey! Just wanted to double check that you've received a package from Nova Scotia recently 😄 2y
LA_Mead @kelseynicburke oh! I‘m so sorry!!! It‘s been absolutely hectic around here, but I got it a few days ago 🙃 Sorry to make you worry! 2y
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1. “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes. 2. Both! All day if possible. 3. Rainbow Rowell & Noelle Stevenson #weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Thoughtful Spot | Eric Weule
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1. Hanging out with my baby daughter! I can‘t get enough baby cuddles! ❤️ 2. Too many to choose! 3. Extremely snowy! #thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Awwww baby cuddles ☺️ 2y
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Just signed up for this swap! So excited! #jolabokaflodswap

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Bridesmaid for Hire | Marie Ferrarella
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I‘d never actually read a Harlequin before, but I‘m really enjoying this one! I started reading them as research for a current writing project, but now I think I might just read a bunch more! #harlequin

Sace There are a lot of good ones out there. I really wish they wouldn't make the titles so cringe-worthy. This one is pretty tame compared to the "Prisoner of the Passionate Sheikh" variety. 2y
LA_Mead @Sace yes some of the names are quite funny! This one reminds me of some of the rom coms on Netflix that pop up around Christmas... 2y
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Look what just showed up in the mail!!! How lovely! Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ! That is so sweet of you! #poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That took a long time. Happy it found it's way home. 🖤🧡 2y
LA_Mead ☺️ 2y
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Gotta love a good holiday swap! Can‘t wait to see what new recipes I get this year! #holidayrecipeswap

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I had a pretty rough week, so I visited my favourite online bookstore... Books are the best, aren‘t they? #booksmakeitbetter

TheBookHippie Yes. Every time !❤️📖 2y
Lovesbooks87 They are! I read the top three and loved them! 2y
Tamra Yes! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope this week is better 💛 2y
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📚YA, chick-lit, romance
🍮Hot chocolate
🎁Bookmarks, stickers, socks
🛍Lipgloss
🍫Chocolate
🍿Die Hard
@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #CanuckChristmasSwap

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@PurpleyPumpkin thank you for the cute Halloween card! I love it! 🎃

MrBook Nice!!! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay! Glad you got it! Hope you received more treats than tricks. 😉👍🏽🎃 2y
LA_Mead @PurpleyPumpkin I did ☺️🎃 2y
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Reading this book was like meeting up with old friends: at first, things felt a bit weird and slow, but after not too long they picked up and I never wanted to leave! What a great read.

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Spending a cozy day at home with baby V. Maybe I‘ll even get to read this new Simon Snow book! I loved “Carry On.”

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Reading this book today and dreaming about world travel... Any other world travel books anyone has heard of? I could use some more recommendations!

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So excited for this!!! #CanuckChristmasSwap #PoutinePenPals

Tianarose Hmm I‘ve seen this hashtag pot up a couple times. I‘m very curious and would like to find out more about #Poutinepenpals 2y
LA_Mead @Tianarose we‘re a Canadian pen pal group who send letters etc to each other ☺️ 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin @Tianarose You should join us! Just contact @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for the deets.👍🏽 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Tianarose Yes! Please do. It's a Pen Pal group similar to JB or LitsyLove but for Canadians. 🍁 Just email me your mailing address, full name, and birthday ( danielle_gangur@hotmail.com ) and then you're in! And you'd be in time to join the Christmas swap too, if you wanted. 😊 2y
Tianarose Awesome! I‘m in! 2y
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1. #IMOMSOHARD 2. These Witches Don‘t Burn 3. American Royals #weekendresds @rachelsbrittain

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One of two current TBR towers... #booknerdproblems

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1. Hershey bars. 2. Gum 3. Watching scary movies and devouring mini chocolate bars... for at least 10 years 4. A Halloween fairy, because I get to wear a long, black tutu dress (I have a ridiculous number of tutus in my closet...) 🧚🏻‍♀️

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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Thanksgiving at the cottage wouldn‘t be complete without a good book and some tea!

JoScho This place looks amazing! 2y
LA_Mead @JoScho it is! It‘s my folks‘ place :) 1y
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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1. Always! 2. I have a LOT of tutus, so I tend to wear one of those as the centre of my costume. 3. Pumpkins! #wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yay! Thanks for playing 🎃 2y
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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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I have a few more #poutinepenpals letters to go out today! @PurpleyPumpkin @sherryvdh @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ....more to come! If you haven‘t heard from me in a while, more letters are on the way 😊

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a great coloring page! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin I‘ve been trying to write and send out some letters for a few weeks now. But life keeps getting in the way! Hopefully, I can get to writing this weekend. 😉👍🏽 2y
sherryvdh I need to write some too! Hopefully soon. 2y
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LA_Mead @Riveted_Reader_Melissa isn‘t it though? I found them at a local bookstore! 2y
LA_Mead @PurpleyPumpkin it sure does! It‘s been mayhem around my house as of late now that baby V is on the move! 2y
LA_Mead @sherryvdh 😊 it‘s always fun when I get a chance to sit down and write, but so hard to fit it into a day! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Hey Lauren - just wanted to let you know that I received your amazing postcard! It's beautiful and I knew what it was right away, Hermione concocting polyjuice potion! I love postcards and HP, so I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. I'll be writing back soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.💜 2y
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This book is seriously blowing my mind! It‘s a great pep talk before I start work for the day.

Ashley_Nicoletto I really enjoy her optimism! 2y
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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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What better way to spend the night while I rock a teething baby than to read a new Jasmine Guillory book? #whoneedssleep?

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