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Leelee08

Leelee08

Joined May 2016

College English instructor📚, romance-novel lover, British literature junkie🎩, Scotland-obessed🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿/autism mom. Reading is life.🤓
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Couldn‘t wait to get this!🖤😇😈

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Next up in the TBR pile.📚

P.S. Letting go SUCKS.

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Found this at the thrift store for 50 cents. It‘s so cute!🐱📚#catsofLitsy

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Tabby Cats | Julie Murray
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This cat, y‘all. He can sleep anywhere. This time it‘s a pile of books.🤣📚

Kshakal 😻😻😻 1mo
Susannah Aww, so cute! 1mo
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Found this gem at the used bookstore for $1.50.💙🇳🇴🇩🇰🇸🇪📚

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Book mail is the BEST mail.❤️📚❤️

marleed Oooh, I‘ve read all but the top book! 1mo
Leelee08 @marleed I‘m so looking forward to all of them! I‘ve heard good things.😍😍😍 1mo
marleed Unhoneymooners was my favorite! I‘ll be interested to see your favorite! (edited) 1mo
Leelee08 @marleed Awesome! I‘ll definitely do a review ASAP.🥰📚 1mo
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I am so excited about this book! The tv show is AMAZING, and I‘m pretty sure I‘m in love with Crowley.🖤

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Tabby Cats | Julie Murray
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This cat, y‘all. He slept while I stayed up til 2:00am finishing a good book.🧡📚🧡 #catsofLitsy

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love it when they‘re all upside-downy ❤️ 2mo
Leelee08 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too! It‘s so friggin adorable.😻😻😻 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Adorable cat! 😺 2mo
Leelee08 @CoffeeNBooks Thank you! I‘ll pass along the compliment!😉🥰 2mo
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Windfall | Diksha Basu
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Ok, Litsy. I need your help!

I have a few weeks before I start the second round of revisions on my thesis, so I need some help choosing a book. From top left: a historical romance, a travel/food memoir, Fiction about an Indian family who suddenly make it rich (supposed to be super funny), and a guide to getting jobs after a PhD.

Any help is appreciated!📚❤️

LiteraryinLititz If it were me, I‘d choose Windfall! 2mo
Leelee08 @LiteraryinLititz Thank you!😊 2mo
TheRomantiCate Food memoir, ftw!! 2mo
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Leelee08 @TheRomantiCate Thank you!😄 2mo
gossamerchild Eating Viet Nam sounds fascinating! 2mo
Megabooks I did not like The Windfall! 2mo
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Sinner | Sierra Simone
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Has anyone else tried Chirp? It‘s basically super discounted audiobooks. There‘s an app, like Audible. It‘s kinda like BookBub—they have different deals every day. I think both of these were $1.99 a piece. I look forward to the daily email.😍🎧📚

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Happy Sherlock Holmes Day! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born today in 1859 in Edinburgh. Sherlock Holmes began my love of Victorian literature, and I‘m extremely thankful for that.🖤🕵🏻‍♂️🖤

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Gotta love an eclectic book collection.📚🤓

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Getting Hot with the Scot | Melonie Johnson
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Gotta love some new romance novels.....💕📚💕#romantsy

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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People that call Jane Austen a “romance writer with no substance” just kill me. She was extremely satirical and was extremely perceptive. 💗💗💗

Nerdfins 😂 😆 2mo
Johanna414 Yes! 2mo
Melissa_J Fully agree. I hate it when people refer to Pride and Prejudice as a romance novel. It‘s not. Yes, there is a love story in it, but just because a novel contains a love story doesn‘t automatically make it a romance novel. 2mo
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Jemima J: A Novel | Jane Green
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My Mother‘s Day present was free rein in a bookstore. Nothing better than books and cute coffee mugs.📚☕️❤️

robinb Happy Mother‘s Day! 💕 2mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s the Mother‘s Day gift we all aspire to get! 😆 2mo
Melissa_J Nice!! 2mo
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Smrloomis Awesome! 👍🏽 2mo
Leelee08 @robinb Thank you so much!🙏 2mo
Leelee08 @Reviewsbylola Right?! It was the best one I could have hoped for!😂 2mo
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My local used bookstore is going out of business (😭😭😭), so all books were $1. The owner died of leukemia, and none of her family wanted to take over the business. The place was super busy today, though, and it was nice for business to be hoppin‘ during its last week. ❤️

MallenNC How sad! 3mo
valeriegeary 💔💔💔 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl So sad that it‘s closing... 😔 3mo
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Loving my library haul!📚💜

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Happy 298th birthday to the fictional love of my life, Jamie Fraser!🥳💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #outlander #jammf

erinreads I think they‘re finally getting rid of his god awful bangs next season! 🙌🏻 3mo
Leelee08 @erinreads I‘m sooooo happy about that. His hair looked so bad last season. When they started releasing a few Season 5 pics, I was like yesssssssss. He looks so good!😍 3mo
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Fluke | Christopher Moore
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Re-reading my favorite Christopher Moore novel.💙🐳🌊

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love Christopher Moore! This is such a good one. 3mo
Leelee08 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It really is! I think his wit is at its finest in this one.💙 3mo
IndyHannaJones Interesting choice! This one is so weird but in a good way. I love Lamb and Fool. 3mo
Leelee08 @IndyHannaJones It is VERY weird, but somehow I like it more because of that. Lamb and Fool are awesome, too!😁😁😁 3mo
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Mr. Knightley is looking very noble today.🐱🧡 #catsofLitsy

RadicalReader Love the name 3mo
Leelee08 @RadicalReader Thank you! Jane Austen is the best!💕 3mo
rubyslippersreads What a handsome gentleman! 😻 3mo
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Leelee08 @rubyslippersreads Thank you! He would agree with you. He‘s very spoiled.🤣🥰 3mo
Laura317 That one whisker that‘s twirled up makes me think of twirled mustaches. Such a cute marmalade cat. 3mo
Leelee08 @Laura317 I didn‘t even notice that! How cute! 🥰❤️ 3mo
rretzler 😻 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Indeed he is! 3mo
Leelee08 @rretzler ❤️ 3mo
Dragon 😻 3mo
Meeko93 So majestic 💜 3mo
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Roomies | Christina Lauren
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Christina Lauren is a hit or miss for me. Some books are incredibly nuanced and poignant. Others can be a little convoluted and unnecessary. Roomies, however, was kind of a mixture. It‘s got an interesting romance trope (fake marriage of convenience), a hot, Irish street musician, and a reference to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The steamy scenes and sexual tension were 🔥, but the plot was just clunky and weird.

raelaschoenherr I so agree when it comes to their books! 3mo
Leelee08 @raelaschoenherr Wow! I thought it was just me—good to know I‘m not alone!🥰😊👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Today‘s #AnglophileApril prompt is an interesting one. The first thing I thought of for #boysdontcry is anything about autism and boys being different. My autistic 11-year-old has no problems crying or showing his feelings, and I adore it. I think we need more emotion in this world, especially in the boys we‘re raising. This is a fascinating book on neuro-diverse kids and the issues they face.

BibliOphelia 👋 Hi! Mom of an autistic 8yo boy here, and I haven‘t read this one. Just about to start Why I Jump. Glad for this recommendation! 3mo
Leelee08 @BibliOphelia Hello!👋🏻 Glad to know I‘m in good company!☺️ 3mo
Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola needs to read this ! 3mo
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Gina I have an 18 year old who also is living with this. He is the love of my life. 3mo
Reviewsbylola Yes I am stacking it! @mdargusch 3mo
Leelee08 @Gina 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
Leelee08 @Reviewsbylola 😁👏🏻😍 3mo
emilyhaldi I ❤️ my autistic niece ☺️☺️☺️ 3mo
Leelee08 @emilyhaldi 💕💕💕 3mo
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It‘s true. I am.💙📚💙

CoverToCoverGirl 🤓 Me too! 3mo
Gina Too cute 3mo
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Emma commanded that I stay on the couch with her.😻😴 #catsofLitsy

Zelma That is a look you don‘t argue with! 3mo
Leelee08 @Zelma Right?! She was 100% serious.😂 3mo
Zelma @Leelee08 “don‘t f@*k with the comfy lap, Mom.” 3mo
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LauraJ Exactly what @Zelma said! 3mo
Leelee08 @Zelma That‘s exactly what she would say! Emma doesn‘t mess around.🤣 3mo
Leelee08 @LauraJ 😹 3mo
Dragon 😻 3mo
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Tall, Dark, and Kilted | Allie Mackay
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A tall, kilted Scotsman takes my breath away....🥰😮🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #anglophileapril #everybreathyoutake #romantsy

Reviewsbylola I don‘t know if you watch Sister Wives, but I really enjoyed seeing Kody Brown in a kilt. #unpopularopinion 😆 3mo
Leelee08 @Reviewsbylola I‘ve never seen it, but kilts are my jam!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿😍 3mo
Mdargusch Haha! Love it! 3mo
emilyhaldi Smokin!!!! 🔥🔥🔥 3mo
Leelee08 @emilyhaldi For real!! 3mo
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Fifty Shades of Grey | E. L. James
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I LOVE romance—but you‘ll NEVER find me reading these.😑 #neverever #anglophileapril

Samplergal Awful stuff. 3mo
TheLudicReader The writing is awful. 3mo
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Jaimelire I tried to read the first one, but I stopped because the writing is horrible. 👎 3mo
Mdargusch Oh yes ! I and so on this never ever train for these books!!! 🙅🏼‍♀️🙅🏼‍♀️🙅🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Leelee08 @Jaimelire It‘s sooo bad.😖 3mo
Leelee08 @Mdargusch 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤢 3mo
TheLudicReader Well considering the source material, @Leelee08 , it‘s no wonder. 3mo
Leelee08 @TheLudicReader Very true🤔 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I read the first one but couldn‘t finish because the writing was terrible. 3mo
Leelee08 @That-Bookish-Hiker I feel ya. 3mo
Reviewsbylola Same. I just can‘t. The writing is not for me and tbh the whole subject matter doesn‘t interest me either. My husband told me all the guys at work were speaking of the wonders of this book and the intimacy it inspired in their homes. 🤣🤣 3mo
Leelee08 @Reviewsbylola I think Outlander does a much better job in the “inspiration” department than 50 Shades ever could.🤣💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3mo
emilyhaldi CRINGE 😖 3mo
RadicalReader @Leelee08 What‘s been your favorite book of all time? 3mo
Leelee08 @RadicalReader I don‘t think I could ever pick just one!🤣🥰 3mo
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Awesome thrift store find! Can‘t wait to start it!📚⚖️

gradcat Good eye! I‘m eagerly awaiting your review! 3mo
Leelee08 @gradcat ☺️📚😁 3mo
UwannaPublishme Nice to see you picking up some cool Thrift Store treasures. Hope grad school is going well. 🤗💕 3mo
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The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology | Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Almost finished with my Anglo-Saxon class for grad school....🖤⚔️🛡🏰📜

AlaMich As one does...😊 3mo
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Today‘s non-grad school reading.🤓📚💛

The_Real_Nani As an avowed Downton Abbey fan, this is definitely going on my TBR! 3mo
Leelee08 @The_Real_Nani Omg, I loooove Downton Abbey!💘 3mo
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Among the Janeites | Deborah Yaffe
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Starting this one today!💛💙💛#janeausten

MallenNC I read this a while back and remember liking it! Hope you do too. 3mo
Leelee08 @MallenNC I‘m looking forward to it!☺️ 3mo
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1. Thor: Ragnarok. I‘ve seen it 18 times and I put it on anytime I‘ve had a bad day.💛⚡️

2. Probably Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

3. It will forever and always be Scotland. I‘ve been once, and I wake up every day wanting to go back.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

4. Definitely Romance. I can‘t get enough of them.💘

5. English, with a dash of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) that I had to learn for my Master‘s degree.📜

#premondayvibes

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Cocoa Beach: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I picked all of these up for $12 at the used bookstore! Anybody see any gems or recommendations?❤️📚❤️

Leelee08 @Well-ReadNeck Thank you! 4mo
janeycanuck So colour-coordinated! 4mo
Leelee08 @janeycanuck ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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The Plus One | Sophia Money-Coutts
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I love when romance ebooks go on sale....💘💘💘 #romantsy

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This is awesome—Edwardian lingo for “pimp.”😂 This true-crime book about a 1908 Glasgow murder that Conan Doyle help solve is turning out to be a great read.🖤🕵🏻‍♂️🎩 🔍

MayJasper 😂 I like it 4mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 4mo
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Among the Janeites | Deborah Yaffe
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Racked up at the used bookstore yesterday!🥰📚👆🏻

MallenNC Among the Janeites was fun 4mo
Leelee08 @MallenNC I‘m excited about it. It was my best find of the day at only $.50🥰😁 4mo
MallenNC @Leelee08 That‘s great! 4mo
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Cats of 1986: The Book | Chronicle Books
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Mr. Knightley is not amused.🤨🐱💛

CoverToCoverGirl He is the king of all he surveys! 4mo
Leelee08 @CoverToCoverGirl Oh, he deeeefinitely thinks that🤣🥰 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha! 💙 4mo
Tamra King of the Jungle, so he thinks 😹 4mo
Leelee08 @Tamra My son calls him our little Simba🤣🦁 4mo
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Hooray for book mail!📚🥳📫

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I‘ve discovered Audible, so down the rabbit-hole I go...🖤⚡️📚🎧

Sarah1960 I LOVE it during my commutes! More books, what is not to love about that! Enjoy! ❤️📚❤️📚 5mo
Leelee08 @Sarah1960 I can‘t believe I‘ve never used this before! It‘s great!📚🤩 5mo
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So excited about today‘s new release from Lorraine Heath!❤️

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It‘s a romance novel-weekend.💛💛💛 #romantsy

CoverToCoverGirl How lovely! 5mo
Jas16 My kind of weekend! 5mo
Leelee08 @Jas16 Best ever!😘💛 5mo
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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Emma has the right idea.😴📚#rainyday

Dragon 😻 5mo
Erofan Sleeping cutie 😻 5mo
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Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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My Jane Austen grad class is so much fun! Emma is my favorite Austen novel. (It‘s been a rough day, however, so Thor: Ragnarok is playing in the background.)💖💖💖

CoverToCoverGirl Hope you have a better tomorrow! Hugs 🤗 5mo
Leelee08 @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! I definitely needed that!🤗😘 5mo
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Found this at the thrift store today in perfect condition! My husband needs to experiment with some new foods....🤣🍐🍅🍞🧀🥘🥧

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Book mail is the very best mail.❤️📚❤️

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Found at Books-A-Million: the patron saint of madness.🖤🖤🖤

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Ah, grad school. Now my Saturdays are Anglo-Saxon translations and lesson plans....📝📚

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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I honestly have no time to start a new book in the middle of grad school...but, c‘mon?!? On to book 5 and season 5!❤️🔥🥰

TheBookKeepers I just started book 1 last night! So excited to finally get into this series! 6mo
Leelee08 @TheBookKeepers Omg, it‘s sooooo good! You‘ll fall in love with the characters!❤️🥰 6mo
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Fight Or Flight | Samantha Young
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So I started reading this because it‘s been hailed as the new Hating Game—it hasn‘t disappointed me yet! Well-written and hot, the plot is more than just a few tropes strung together. The hero is a tough-talking Scot, which is a personal fave of mine. Right now, he‘s pretty douchey, but I‘m hoping he gets better....💙✈️🌎

julesG You had me at "tough talking Scot" ?? 6mo
Leelee08 @julesG 🙌🏻💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🤣 6mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Is there any better way to spend a cold, rainy day than in a bookshop?📚☔️

CouronneDhiver Nope! 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Ahem... that‘s a resounding no! 7mo
readordierachel Can't think of a single one! 7mo
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Can‘t wait to dive into my two library books!📚

iread2much The pure book looks amazing! 7mo
Leelee08 @iread2much I‘m excited about it! I grew up the daughter of a minister, and I think I‘m gonna be able to relate🤣😬 7mo
iread2much @Leelee08 my great grandfather was a minister as well, but I didn‘t grow up in that religion, and the evangelical community is really interesting to me. 7mo
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