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Laylafinn

Laylafinn

Joined September 2017

Tattooed mom. Dog enthusiast. Running on coffee.
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Ugh love love love! A love story, a murder, prejudice being held, it had it all!

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Some parts I felt were kind of long and drawn out but the ending had a lot of bang and that worked for me. Good story, every time I thought I had it figured out something added made the puzzle pieces not line up.

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The Perfect Son | Barbara Claypole White
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I wanted to thank everyone who‘s sent a card or package to my sweet Layla! It‘s helped her a lot, she‘s talking to us more about her feelings. She had a rough time seeing wes mom today and not having him. She‘s been wearing a necklace he gave her two years ago that says “although apart always in my heart”. As he got treatment in New York they missed eachother often. If you‘d like to send a card please email molinanicolette@yahoo.com

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Untilted | Autechre
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Thank you everyone for the replies and recommendations! I will be sending out emails tonight ! The amazing thing about this young man, is he set up a toy drive the past four years for other pediatric cancer families, 55 thousand worth in toys is being delivered by United in grace, it‘s called Wes‘s wish. To learn more about him follow wes‘ fight against neuroblastoma on facebook.

Literary_Siren Beautiful picture! 🖤 9mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 9mo
britt_brooke Oh my goodness. That is just amazing. What a sweet photo. 💕 9mo
IamIamIam Layla is an amazing young lady. ❤ This photo is a treasure. 9mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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My dear friends, earlier this month my daughters best friend, first love, and soulmate passed away from neuroblastoma at the age of 12. My daughter has had a rough time dealing with these feelings. I am asking if anyone has a book recommendation for her age on how to deal with grief and still acknowledge him. Also, if anyone has a spare Christmas card to send, I know that would make her season. Thank you all!

Literary_Siren Sending bright, healing thoughts her way! I don‘t have any book recs for grief though! 😔 9mo
britt_brooke Breaks my heart. So sorry she‘s going through this. Would love to send her a card if you want to shoot me your address brittany.seibert@gmail.com 9mo
JoScho That is a lot for a 12 year old to deal with. I am sure it is hard for you to see her hurting. I don‘t have any book recs but would love to send her a Christmas card. Will you send her name and address to me? Iheartlitsy@gmail.con 9mo
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CouronneDhiver Oh my goodness... the poor baby. 😢 Keeping her in my prayers too! 9mo
LibrarianRyan I can do a card. Send me an address. MissRyanAF @ Gmail.com. 9mo
britt_brooke Would you be okay with me reposing this? I‘m thinking we might be able to get even more cards for her, but only if you‘re interested? 9mo
Laylafinn @britt_brooke yes! And if anyone has any book recommendations I‘d so appreciate it! 9mo
britt_brooke @Laylafinn I wish I had a rec. Hopefully someone here will. 🤞🏻 9mo
Lovesbooks87 I can't think of any book recommendations off the top of my head but I would love to send a card. If you would be willing to send me her name and address I would get it in the mail for her. Lovesbooks87@me.com 9mo
violabrain My heart is breaking for your daughter! 💔💔💔 I don‘t have any book recommendations, but I would be happy to send a card. My email is molly.gebrian@gmail.com. If I think of any books, I‘ll let you know... 9mo
throwmeabook I don‘t have any recommendations but would love to send her a card 💔 throwmeabook@gmail.com 9mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Hope these help. So sorry for her and for you, and I will gladly send a card. habscali@yahoo.com 9mo
Endowarrior21 'History Is All You Left Me' by Adam Silvera, 'We Are Okay' by Nina LaCour, 'Goodbye Days' by Jeff Zentner, 'Because Of The Sun' by Jenny Torres Sanchez, and ‘Everything All At Once' by Katrina Leno are books that I know of and I would love to send a card 9mo
Endowarrior21 My email is jessinoel21@gmail.com 9mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I just noticed the one for you is listed as a cassette, but it is a book: https://www.amazon.com/Children-Grieve-Too-Helping-Grief/dp/1561231061 9mo
whatsthEStorey I'm so sorry for your daughter's loss. What a hard age to go through that. I saw this article on YA fiction about grief. https://www.bustle.com/p/11-ya-books-about-grief-loss-to-make-you-think-cry-in-2... I'd love to send a card. Storey.elisa @gmail.com 9mo
RaimeyGallant I'm so sorry to hear. 9mo
Booksnchill How deeply felt is the loss of someone at an early age. I will look for something - I suggest maybe something on creativity- art can heal in so many ways. Would be very honored to send a Christmas Card my email is rwdemaree@me.com . Love from Nashville thanks @britt_brooke for reposting 9mo
BridgetteM I am so sorry to hear this. I will definitely be keeping you and your daughter in my thoughts and prayers. I would love to send a card to your daughter. My email is morton.bridgette@gmail.com 9mo
MicheleinPhilly I would love to send your daughter a card. Can you please send me her name and address: MicheleMarieGallagher [at] gmail.com. 9mo
Elma I'm so sorry. The Sky is Everywhere is a great YA novel about grief. 9mo
IamIamIam That's a lot to deal with for anyone, much less a close friend. I'm immediately thinking My Girl. ❤ We'd love to send a card too! Shoot me an email at jessguinan@gmail.com with your address. Huge hugs from NY! 9mo
mjdowens My heart breaks for your daughter. My son also lost his first love to Ewings Sarcoma and it was the worst time of our lives. Please send me your address at mowes1044@aol.com so I can send her a card. 9mo
Jilly6183 I'm so sorry. I knew a child that lost her life from this as well. I'd be more than happy to send her a card. Jillianmariebertrand at Gmail 9mo
WeeziesBooks I‘m so sorry to see this! Send me an address at weezie.w.reviews@gmail.com I‘ll be thinking about some books that might help her deal with her grief in the mean time! 9mo
HeatherBlue I‘m so sorry to hear this! The book The Thing About Jellyfish comes to mind. Really beautiful book about a young teenager trying to cope with a friend‘s death. Please send me an address—I‘d love to send a card! Hfine[at]vt.edu 9mo
britt_brooke @Booksnchill You‘re the best, Rebecca! 💚💚💚 9mo
KirstieE History is all you left me and Letters to the Lost. I'd love to send her a card! Kirstiesullivan2@gmail.com (edited) 9mo
mom2bugnbee I have no book recs to add to those already listed, but I'll be happy to send a note! mom2bugnbee@comcast.net 9mo
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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Wow that ending was..fantastic! Many times I thought I had this book figured out and I had these characters figured out only to be side swept! Was so easy to just fly through!

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Enjoying this wonderful view of my Japanese maple right outside my library window. Starting this book I was able to find at my local used bookstore. The first few pages have just flown by so I‘m sure this is going to be a super quick read.

Mommamanzi What a beautiful tree!! Oh,and I love your lamp too! 9mo
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I really love how Arden kept this story going. To make vasya so brave and fearless and also let readers in on how women were viewed and treated at that time period was awesome. I‘m really excited for the next installment yet sad because this is a trilogy and that may be the last one ☹️

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We made our rounds to visit family this morning, and this will be my view for the rest of the weekend couse it is madness out there. Terrible drivers, traffic galore, cold weather! Nope we‘ll stay inside where it‘s warm, safe, and we can move along in vasyas next adventure.

CouronneDhiver Looks amazing! 9mo
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Oh wow..this book I just couldn‘t put down. I felt so many many things but it was also informative (historically). The lives these two women led just next door to each other and the way their lives become entangled together was marvelous. Highly recommend!

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Starting this beauty. Not sure how much progress I‘ll make as husband has hit the road again and i am on my own with the kiddos. Still recovering from a surgery aswell so, we‘ll see!

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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It‘s been a good while since I‘ve just blown through a book in two days. A book this good, heart wrenching yet so hopeful at times was what I needed. I loved the past/present stories, aswell as the true stories at the back. Highly recommended!

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Still getting better from surgery but the library is coming together nicely. Had to stop progress for the day. I also didn‘t realize my son had made a very naked appearance until after photo was sent to friends and family...why are little boys so hard to keep clothes on?

Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 9mo
CouronneDhiver Kids are hilarious! 😆😆 9mo
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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I really liked this book. It was adventurous enough and had twists and turns galore. Everything was so well detailed I could picture the very places being described perfectly.

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My Sister's Grave | Robert Dugoni
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Very good book. Some parts I felt were kind of, eh. The ending hyped up really fast and I was unable to put it down.

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My Sister's Grave | Robert Dugoni
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My library room in my new house, waiting for household goods to arrive before we repaint and get some new bookshelves going!

rather_be_reading awesome!! 10mo
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I tried, I‘m halfway through the book and I‘m just bored. With Halloween approaching fast I‘m ready to move onto another thriller.

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Help! My new home has a room with a wood burning stove which my husband has dubbed “my library”. Now, where would one recommend finding floor to ceiling bookshelves?

xicanti The staff at a big hardware store like Home Depot or Rona might be able to direct you to some bookshelf kits you can customize for your space. 11mo
LibrarianRyan Your local Habitat Restore. You never know what your gonna find and it changes weekly. 11mo
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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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Just finished this one tonight! In the begging of the book Clare mentions how hard writing a second novel was. Now I read her first novel and I had no complaints about this one! Some people say it wasn‘t as good as the first, and I have to disagree! I felt it was just as great as the first!

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I‘m afraid this is one of those books that will haunt me. It was beautiful, and showed the beauty of people in such dark times. The love and romance in such a dreadful position. I absolutely loved it.

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I really enjoyed this book. There was a lot of twists and turns and I feel it ended beautifully. It kept me drawn in from begging to end.

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Working on this beauty! Staying with a friend while house is under contract, so harder to read but really hopeful to just fly through this one! The first few pages were absolutely beautiful so I don‘t see it being a problem.

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Working on this while on vacation at my moms house !

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Untitled | Unknown
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Friday my kids and I fly out to California. Little secret about me: I have insomnia. I cannot sleep without the aid of medication, I‘m doubting I‘ll be able to sleep so far away from home and my husband. So I‘m looking for 2 or 3 book recommendations, absolutely can‘t put down books that will keep me drawn in and enthralled. Thank you friends!

CatLass007 THE SPARROW and its sequel, CHILDREN OF GOD, by Mary Doria Russell. Enthralling! (edited) 12mo
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The Perfect Stranger | Megan Miranda
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Trusty puppy and I need a quick read before we leave for California to visit by the end of the week.

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House of Sand and Fog | Andre Dubus
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You ever finish a book and just kind of lay there contemplating life? This book had me feeling that. Reflecting on my own stubbornness and situations.

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Absolutely adored this book. I may have to visit miss Caroline ferridays house while I‘m still living in Connecticut!

tpixie Wouldn‘t that be cool! 12mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Oh my gosh...M O O N that spells greatest book I‘ve ever read, laws yes! It took me much longer than I anticipated but it sure did have everything. Did anyone else just not like Fran Goldsmith?!

trioxin_sematary My favourite book! 😌❤ Fran? Yeah, she was a bit of a bitch! 😏 13mo
Laylafinn @trioxin_sematary she cried every on every paragraph that had to do with her!!! LOL!! 13mo
AmyG This post makes me so happy. I love seeing someone fall for an amazing book! 13mo
trioxin_sematary @AmyG same here, it's always great seeing someone coming across this epic novel in particular! 😊 13mo
TrishB My fav book too 💕 13mo
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Hocus-Pocus | Jack Scaparro
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Didn‘t get to make much more progress on the stand, spent the weekend in Salem Massachusetts! Here‘s the house from hocus pocus!

Caroline2 😍 13mo
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 13mo
JoScho Awesome! 13mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Let‘s do this Gandalf!

knittedgnome You dog is cracking me up on that trampoline!! 14mo
Laylafinn @knittedgnome he thinks it‘s his bed 😑 14mo
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Finally getting to sit down with this! Work is wrapping up for the summer and I will have much more time to read and update!

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She is the most amazing person ever

RebelReader I‘m going to see her Tuesday night here in Minnesota!👍🏻 1y
CouronneDhiver I love her books! 1y
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The Secret Wife | Gill Paul
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No kids today, snow day for everyone. It‘s supposed to continue snowing way into tonight ! I‘m set though!

Bklover Snow days!❄️❄️❄️ 1y
CocoReads I can‘t even imagine having the 3rd storm in just a couple weeks. At least all we‘re getting today is a little lake effect. 1y
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I haven‘t really been interested in reading this, however there has finally been a military wives book club started where I am and this has been the chosen book. Getting started while working , has anyone read this? What are your thoughts?

IamIamIam I've read worse, truthfully. I didn't hate it but I had so many more interesting scenarios going on in my head than the author came up with. I'd say if you keep your expectations low, if you're a suspense reader, you'll come out on top. 1y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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When your already ready for all your kids to say “im bored”

elyseh I loooove that shirt! 1y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Ahhhh! This book just got SO interesting! I don‘t want to put it down but I have to! The kids need all the things! I can‘t wait to rip into it again tonight!

[DELETED] 3803335244 Love your shirt! 1y
elyseh I love that book! It's got so many twists and turns!! 1y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I went a little crazy this week purchasing..
Husband: I dont remember this pile Me: you got me my book! Exactly what I wanted! Perfect thank you! *husband gives me look... husband: you‘re welcome *while backing out of the room

Bookzombie 😂 1y
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How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
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It‘s gloomy, I have no daycare kids today, there is literally fog on the ground outside, kids have no school and are hanging out on the couch. Perfect day to read! This is my first young adult book in YEARS. It‘s....different. Very different. I do tell my daughter everything that happens every chapter MINUS some of the more adult situations. How‘s everyone else spending today? How is everyone ?

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Starting this now. Hopefully I‘ll get a few chapters in before I fall asleep. Tomorrow is such a busy day I doubt I‘ll have anytime to read!

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Almost done! A super quick read!

DimeryRene I am reading this now too! I quite like it. Did you read her first book? 1y
Laylafinn @DimeryRene no I have not! Weird I know, it is on my list! 1y
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Well, one kid woke up with fever and the other has been vomiting. It‘s only 830 am ☹️ looks like I‘ll have plenty of time to start this while tending to my babies. Pray for good juju and that these kids are well asap!

CocoReads Hope they feel better soon! 2y
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Absolutely falling in love with this book! The moment the neighbor confronts Bernadette I swear, the same thing happened with an old neighbor of ours to my mother. I wish I had had the guts bee did to say something.

CoffeeCatsBooks 🐶💕 2y
AmyG Ha...your dog. ❤️ 2y
bookkeeper26 Im starting this book this week..it was good?? 2y
Laylafinn @bookkeeper26 I absolutely loved it! Wonderful book! 2y
bookkeeper26 @Laylafinn thank you for the feedback excited to start it.. 1y
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I am so saddened. I visited one of my favorite used book stores. With my son and husband in tow. As I was browsing my son bumped his head on something, my husband was calming him down. My sons crying sparked his friend to cry. An employee walked by saying “I‘m going outside to get away from these screaming kids”. My husband is military, we spend his times home together, when he leaves I don‘t get a guarantee he‘s coming home again.

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In the Woods | Tana French
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It was very good and creepy. The ending left me a little sad, looking for a lighter read now

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In the Woods | Tana French
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Just starting this! Making so much progress already getting back on my reading schedule. Well, stuck in a frozen tundra with no cozy bookshops what else is there to do!

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Totally needed something a little lifetime style that I knew would have a decent ending. I liked it! I got pulled in so many different directions and for the life of me, I could not get what was going on till the ending.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful tattoo ❤️ 2y
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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It took me forever to finish this book. Between surgery, ER visits with kids, blizzards, holidays, and today my dog ran away. The asshole came back so I‘ve finally finished the book. I loved it. It gave me hope and happiness and I learned so much.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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Wow, I do apologize for my leave of absence. I had come down with a terrible terrible cold that knocked me on my butt two weeks straight! Now, being snowed in with the nor‘easter storm, I‘ve had time to sit down and read and gather my thoughts. Stay warm everyone !

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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Hello littens! I‘d like to apologize for sudden disappearance. I have had to work on some life style changes that have benefited me greatly. This has taken some adjusting to get used to and myself and my family are finding a schedule that works for us. I am just finding time to read again. With lasik, I am enjoying reading easier and more enjoyable. Less headaches and uncomfortable readjustments to be able to read. I am back though!

Bklover Welcome back!❤️ 2y
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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Great book! A little long for my liking (I‘m a 3-4 hundred page kinda gal. Completely understand and loved the sister relationship of this book! Not a book for the faint of heart though.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How many pages? 🤓 2y
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