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Lauram
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I‘m looking to make some progress on the tagged audiobook and wanted to have one last peek at the fall leaves before the forecasted snow and rain moves in later today. #audiowalk

Simona Looks beautiful❣️ I couldn‘t go on my weekend hike, because it is raining since Friday … 4w
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Mehso-so

“Anxiety is…a betrayal, my brain, and body working against me.” Yep. 😕 I liked this story about the afterlife and new beginnings.

Enjoy the morning sunshine and one of my many maple trees still covered in yellow and red leaves.

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November‘s list is mostly a reshuffle of the October. I‘m looking forward to getting a look at November‘s numbers and finally crossing a few off of my TBR list! #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I posted the numbers earlier this week, so just let me know if you can't find them!! 1mo
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Lauram
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Enjoying the sounds, sights, and scents that fall brings to Northeast Ohio.

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Lauram
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I‘m not sure conversations with the author are for me. That being said, I look forward to reading his book and I was happy to watch from home.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I‘m loving the cooler weather and the thousands of acorns covering the trail. Listened to the tagged book for a bit.

Trashcanman Beautiful 2mo
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Lauram
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I just registered to attend this virtual event. Would any Littens like to join me?

https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/5568468

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Lauram
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Giving this another go and make reading a priority in October. #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I posted the winning numbers yesterday so just let me know if you don't see the posts!! 2mo
megnews All the Light We Cannot See was excellent. Book Ends looks good. I DNF‘d Book Girl. 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence I loved The Overdue Life! 2mo
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Lauram @megnews I don‘t know how Book Girl made it to my TBR list. It doesn‘t seem like something I‘d enjoy but I‘ll give it 50 pages to change my mind. 2mo
Lauram @LiteraryinLawrence This is my second time I‘ve checked this book out from the library. I intend to get through it this time! 2mo
megnews @Lauram I like reading memoirs but that one didn‘t appeal to me. 2mo
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Lauram
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I often get to enjoy this spot by myself and leave my worries and the world behind. My sister filled me in on all the spoilers for the tagged book. If she hadn‘t, I‘m not sure I would have finished. 3.5/5 ⭐️

bthegood Beautiful spot😊 4mo
charl08 Wow. 😍 4mo
Suet624 So lovely 2mo
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Lauram
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Visiting a new coffee shop this morning. Iced chai and Matt Haig are an excellent combination. Have a good week, Littens. ☺️

Megabooks This was better than I thought it would be! 😁 5mo
Lauram @Megabooks I feel like I devoured this book! It exceeded my expectations. (edited) 5mo
bthegood glad you are enjoying it - like @Megabooks -even though I thought the concept interesting I wasn't sure about it - and it was better than I thought - (edited) 5mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I stopped for a matcha latte and reading break between errands this morning. I‘m digging the pub-like vibes in this coffee shop. It suits my mood.

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Yep 😕

Suet624 💕💕💕 5mo
Librarybelle So true! 5mo
SexyCajun Absolutely true. I've been on Sertraline and Alprazolam extended release for over ten years because of the awful panic attacks. Those two meds keep me normal 🤷🏼‍♀️💜 4mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance
Just what I need, another streaming subscription. I‘m not sure I can resist!

https://jezebel.com/im-abandoning-my-family-to-sign-up-for-peacocks-new-reg-1847...

JacqMac I would watch, too. lol 5mo
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Pickpick

This is easily my favorite feel-good novel of the year. It was a wonderful distraction during a difficult week.
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Lauram
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I love when a much anticipated library hold becomes available. I suddenly have Friday plans that cannot wait.

Aims42 Yes!!! That is a great feeling 🙌🏻 Enjoy!! 5mo
SilversReviews I enjoyed this book. I hope you do too. (edited) 5mo
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Lauram
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I‘m enjoying this food-themed memoir on this sunny and unseasonably cool morning.

AileenRR Love this one! 6mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Pickpick

“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.” 💛

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Lauram
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I usually have something to drink while I read! In the morning, I typically drink coffee. When I read in the afternoon or evening, it‘s usually something on ice- seltzer water, herbal tea, or water. #QOTD

kathytrithardt I love sitting down with a book and coffee (although as I get older, my stomach doesn't enjoy coffee quite as well). 6mo
Ahw06 Yes! I have to have a drink, either tea, some sort of juice/ seltzer or water. I like to grab an easy to eat snack too! 6mo
kathytrithardt @Ahw06 I need a snack in the afternoon when reading if my body is contemplating a nap instead if letting me continue the story. 6mo
Ahw06 @kathytrithardt yes, I use them to keep me alert too. Usually in the evening though 😊 6mo
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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I‘m celebrating my 3 year Litsy-versary and the official arrival of summer with a photo challenge #giveaway! To enter, post a photo using one of the prompts, tag me, and use #Summer2021. Feel free to combine prompts for additional drawing entries! Winner to receive a book(s)from their Litsy TBR and a few bookish items. Winner to be drawn 8/1. Open internationally!
#Repost #Summer2021

Lauram Open internationally! I‘m certain I‘ve missed some essential details so please let me know if you have questions. 😊🏖📚 6mo
Crazeedi What a unique idea! So creative! Thank you and congrats on your #litsyversary!!🎉🎉 6mo
Lauram Thanks @Crazeedi. There was a Litten who did something similar when I first started and many of my ideas were taken from her list of prompts. I hope you‘ll participate! 6mo
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LeahBergen Oh, this sounds fun!! 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Mynameisacolour Happy litsy-verary! This looks like fun. 6mo
megnews Happy Litsy-versary! This sounds fun! 6mo
Lauram @LeahBergen @Mynameisacolour @megnews Thanks! I look forward to seeing your posts. ☺️ 6mo
Kimberlone Is this starting now or just in July? I would love to participate :) 6mo
Lauram @Kimberlone The event started Sunday and will go through the month of July. Interest has been low so far- your chances of winning are good! 🙂 6mo
Kimberlone @Lauram thanks, will start planning for the prompts! 6mo
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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I think I‘m going to put together a photo context in honor of my 3-year Litsy-versary and the summer solstice. Stay tuned!

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Lauram
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Thirty minutes of reading and caffeine before my day starts has become the best part of my self care routine. Have a good day, Littens. ☺️📚

Suet624 I agree. It‘s a great plan. 6mo
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Untitled (Untitled #1) | Laura Brooke Robson
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Thanks for the tag! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Tagging some of my latest Litsy friends and inviting them to share a positive quote: @ilanakeukake @Mishu94 @CymbaX13 @AlisBookNookCorner @curiouserandcurioser

Mishu94 Thank you for the tag! ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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I started the tagged audiobook and went for a walk during lunch.

QuietlyLaura Love this picture! ☺️ 6mo
DivineDiana Such a clever and amusing photo! 👏🏻📚❤️ 6mo
Lauram Thanks @QuietlyLaura and @DivineDiana 😁 I‘m going to try to visit all the local waterfalls this summer! This one is about 10 minutes from home and it‘s been ages since I‘ve seen it. 6mo
DivineDiana Love your waterfall goal! Where are you located? How many are close by?👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 6mo
Lauram @DivineDiana I live in Northeast Ohio and just a few miles away from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There are at least 8 notable waterfalls within a 10 mile radius of me. I think I‘ve only been to 3! (edited) 6mo
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The Splendor Falls | Rosemary Clement-Moore
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A work colleague put this in my mailbox before the pandemic shut down everything. I hope to read the first chapter before my first evaluation of the day.

AkashaVampie The cover looks so interesting! 6mo
Lauram @AkashaVampie you can have it when I‘m done! 6mo
DivineDiana Cover love! ❤️ 6mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I need to listen to the last 15 minutes again. Last night‘s sunset and conversation with my favorite people was a wonderful distraction.

Alfoster What a lovely pic!❤️👏 6mo
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Lauram
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I‘ve got a new book, hot tea and a soft light over my shoulder on this rainy afternoon. Life is good. ☺️

DivineDiana Sounds perfect! 🙂 6mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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June‘s #bookspin and #doublespin selections. More than half of these have been started and abandoned since I‘ve been on Litsy.

thegreensofa 😻😻 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 6mo
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Lauram
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Tagged audiobook kept me company while I cleaned up my workspace and filed paperwork to wrap up this challenging school year. To all the Litsy teachers, instructional assistants, school administrators, OTs, PTs, SLPs, guidance counselors, school librarians, school nurses, and all the other essential school personnel I‘ve neglected to mention- thank you for your hard work and dedication. I hope you have an amazing summer!

Johanna414 We're not done til June 25th... 😭😭😭 6mo
Lauram @Johanna414 Oh no!! I hope the remaining weeks just fly by! 6mo
kspenmoll I am finished June 15th! What a year we have all experienced. Thanks for this post! 6mo
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Rumor Has It | Jill Mansell
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Panpan

Predictable and boring #bookspin or #doublespin.

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 6mo
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Lauram
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Pickpick

On South Dakota: “Can you really look me in the eye and say you‘ve given it your all to be a fun and interesting state? You were riding off the fact that North Dakota looks at you like you were the hip brother but the rest of us have seen things and we know a dud when we meet one. Maybe being associated with North Dakota is holding you back.”

This reminded me of a CBS Sunday Morning monologue. I love CBS Sunday Morning. ☺️

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Lauram
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When it‘s cold and snowy in May, the best plan is a warm drink and spend time reading about some of my favorite places.

charl08 Sounds perfect 💚 7mo
DivineDiana Snowy? 😳 What part of the world are you? 7mo
Lauram @DivineDiana I live in Northern Ohio. 7mo
DivineDiana @lauram I had no idea! Stay warm, and enjoy that book! ❤️ 7mo
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Pickpick

What a week! I read two books, listened to an audiobook, and had chocolate cake for dessert tonight. It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read a contemporary romance novel and I thought this book was great. I only wished that I didn‘t have work or obligations to interfere with reading.

DivineDiana Don‘t we all! I could read 24/7! 😂 7mo
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West End Girls | Jenny Colgan
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She‘s so cute but so exhausting. Ivy likes to try to smother me at 3:30 at least 4 days/week. Today, I stayed awake to start this book about twin sisters.

Simona She is very cute 😻😻😻 7mo
Suet624 Looks like she has quite the personality. 7mo
kspenmoll She loves you!!! 😻 7mo
ladym30 She is beautiful!❤️ 7mo
DivineDiana That adorable face! 😻 7mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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With a few exceptions, my May #BookSpin selections needed to be 1) easy fiction, 2) written by women, 3) contain relaxing cover images. I‘m ready for warm weather reading! 📚☀️🏖BookSpin #Doublespin #BookSpinBingo

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m ready for a new month and a (mostly) new selection of books! #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Lauram
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Mehso-so

Author and his family move from a major metropolitan area to a rural town. He was able to keep his job with a well-respected national newspaper and work from his new home. This was mildly interesting. #Bookspin

TheAromaofBooks I'd like to work from home in the middle of nowhere as well 😂 7mo
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Death Comes to the Village | Catherine Lloyd
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t remember if this was an April #bookspin or #doublespin. I‘m trying to expand my reading into new genres but cozy mysteries aren‘t working out for me.

Trashcanman 🤗 7mo
jewright I‘m a cozy mystery addict. I‘m not sure why. They are so predictable, but I love them. 7mo
Lauram @Trashcanman 😃👋 7mo
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Lauram @jewright I‘m going to keep trying! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Cozies are hit or miss for me. Some of them are just so impractical that I can't deal with them lol 7mo
Centique The closest I get to “Cosy mystery” are the Flavia de Luce series (historical, young sarcastic girl solving mysteries) and the Royal Spyness (historical and very tongue in cheek with a touch of romance) I struggle with anything that‘s too sweet 7mo
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Lauram
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Not an inspirational quote, but I find this humorous and uplifting on days like today. Brighter days are ahead. Thanks for the tag @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 😊. #ThinkPositiveBePositive. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol, I love this! It needs to be on a T-shirt! ❤️😂🤣❤️ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this!! 8mo
Trashcanman 8mo
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Lauram
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Pickpick

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook during my work commute. It‘s been years since I watched SNL so I‘m not familiar with Jost‘s work on the show, but I enjoyed listening to stories about his family, growing up in NYC, and the work leading into his current role at SNL. His self-deprecating humor was charming.

Suet624 Did he talk about his girlfriend? 8mo
Lauram @Suet624 He mentions his fiancé (I believe they‘re married now) a few times throughout the book. 8mo
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Lauram
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I‘m making the most of a cold and overcast afternoon with tea, nibbles, and a new author. ☕️ 🧀 📚

Jeannineth This is my favorite Riley Sager! The ending is a great twist! 8mo
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Pickpick

Damn. This book hit all the marks for me: well-researched investigative journalism, academic scandal, early Christian manuscripts, forgery, and a memorable con man 😳. Everyone in my book club really liked this. My only complaint is that it took me well over a minute to read each page. There‘s a lot of information to process!

kspenmoll This looks great! 8mo
Crazeedi Wow, never heard about this, I'll need to read this 8mo
Lauram @kspenmoll @Crazeedi I had a few “what did I just read!?” moments with this one. 8mo
Crazeedi @Lauram oh boy, there's a lot we really don't know 8mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Ready for a new month and a new selection of books 📚#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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“The key to happiness in life is knowing when to keep your mouth shut.”

This book was my #bookspin selection for March (completed 3/7). This was a fast, enjoyable read. 4 ⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
Cathythoughts That‘s an interesting quote 👍🏻😂 8mo
Lauram @Cathythoughts It‘s my new life motto! 😁🤦‍♀️ 8mo
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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Ivy is ready for a dramatic reading or a bookmark tassel.

WorldsOkayestStepMom Such a pretty void! 😻 9mo
Lauram @WorldsOkayestStepMom Thanks! She‘s the sweetest and friendliest void I‘ve owned. 9mo
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Lauram
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Pickpick

Tonight, I‘ll be eating curried chicken with coconut rice and lime yogurt sauce. All of the recipes I‘ve tried have been great.

Aims42 Ooooo yummy!!! Will have to look for that book 🤤 9mo
Lauram @Aims42 it was really easy and really yummy! 4.5 ⭐️ 9mo
DogMomIrene Looks like my kind of cookbook! 9mo
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Lauram
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Excited to start this one tonight. My book club‘s NF discussions are always interesting.

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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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Enjoying a quiet Saturday night with a great book and the Smitten Kitchen version of roasted tomatoes with feta.

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The Bookshop at Water's End | Patti Callahan Henry
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Mehso-so

Finished while waiting for my last appointment of the day. I didn‘t like this as much as other Littens.

megnews Interesting to hear. I have it on my tbr but no clue when I‘ll ever get to it. 9mo
Lauram @megnews it pains me to say it too. I can only imagine the kind of work that goes into writing a book. It just wasn‘t for me- but a younger me would have liked this a lot. 9mo
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Lauram
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Putting together a TBR list has become my favorite way to start the month. I‘ll be wrapping up a few that I‘ve already started and getting back into audiobooks. #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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Lauram
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Pickpick

I‘ve read 3 similar versions of this book and I‘ve enjoyed them all.