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LeslieO

LeslieO

Joined April 2016

Book lover & Librarian; too fond of books and it has turned her brain☕️📚📚📚🍷
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Clifford's First Halloween | Norman Bridwell
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1. Reese‘s peanut butter cups
2. Mounds bars
3. When my son was trick or treating we always sorted his candy. He did not like chocolate. I got all the chocolate and he got the non-chocolate , until one year he swapped with a friend and came home with no chocolate. End of tradition.
4. When I was about 8 I was “I Dream of Jeannie” , costume from a box. I wore my winter coat underneath. Still my fav.

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Well, let‘s hope it‘s not a nightmare, but my book fair starts tomorrow. #ScholasticBookFair

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1. Great! I set my goal lower and I‘m beating it! 😉
2. Hmmmm... my husband is a former professional soccer player.
3. Jazz
4. This month! 37 years married!
5. 👋
#friyayintro

Catsandbooks Happy Anniversary!! 💕🎉 3w
BarbaraJean 🖐🏼Happy Anniversary!! 🍾🥂 3w
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howjessreads Happy anniversary!! 🖐🏽 3w
Bookzombie Happy Anniversary!! 3w
LauraBeth Happy Anniversary! 🎉🎉 3w
4thhouseontheleft Unfortunately, I haven't heard back from your Screamathon swap partner. Have you received a package since we last emailed? 3w
LeslieO @4thhouseontheleft I have not received anything yet. 3w
LeslieO @4thhouseontheleft I‘m sure there‘s an explanation. I hope all is ok with my partner. 3w
4thhouseontheleft @LeslieO check your inbox tonight, I'm sending you an email! 1w
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Oh my goodness! Check out this haul from @JamieLou ! I love all my #cozyswap books and goodies. The socks and blanket scarf are adorable. And I think there‘s enough tea and chocolate to last me thru the winter! Can‘t wait to dive into these books. Thank you so much @JamieLou Hope you have a great #cozyswap, too! @Avanders

LeahBergen How lovely! 🍁🍁 4w
JamieLou Glad you liked it! It looks like a lot more laid out like than then when I was dumping it into the box 😂😂 4w
LeslieO @JamieLou There‘s so much! 4w
Avanders Yay what great fall fun!! ♥️🎃🍁📖🔪☕️♥️ 3w
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It‘s my last day of sitting on the deck to read, the awning comes down this week. Wish you were here! #summerisover

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It came today! Can‘t wait till open day. #cozyswap

Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃 1mo
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#screamathonswap package is sent. Due at its location on 9/18.

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Mailed my #cozyswap, should arrive today.

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🍁♥️📖☕️🔪🎃🖤🍂 1mo
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Enjoying this nice, easy, end of summer read. And using one of my new bookmarks.

marleed I loved my library loan on this one so much that I had to purchase my own physical copy! 2mo
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Visited the main branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library today. They have the cutest #littlefreelibrary

Ddzmini I really love this one 📖😋 2mo
marleed Ohh. I want to visit! 2mo
LeslieO @Ddzmini @marleed Isn‘t it the cutest? 2mo
Ddzmini Yes 🙌🏽💁🏼‍♀️📖😋 2mo
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Thank you for the wonderful bookmarks, @Shakespearience . I love them all! The Dino clip is adorable. And we can all learn an important lesson from dinosaurs. I know I‘m not taking any chances. #bookmarkswap

Shakespearience I am glad you like your dinos! I had to send that one to someone cause it made me smile. The clip is actually part of a set that I sent among the other three readers so now you have a clip buddy or three somewhere out there! 2mo
LeslieO Love it! Were they all dinosaurs 🦕? 2mo
LibrarianRyan 1😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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I love my bookmarks @BookNAround !! The handmade one with my Litsy handle might be my favorite! Thank you so much! #bookmarkswap

And thank you @LibrarianRyan for such a fun swap!

BookNAround Glad you like them. 😁 2mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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I made a #BOTM shelf. I'm usually not a remove the dust jacket kind of guy but I like the way these look. (These are the ones I haven't read yet.) #shelfie

bookishdawg I have the same “read” sign... only a magnet! Love how your shelf looks 💕 2mo
LeslieO @bookishdawg Thanks! I love the sign. It's rolled up pages from The Hobbit. 2mo
Hooked_on_books Naked books! I would not have thought of doing this, but they really look good this way. 2mo
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Megabooks Cool! 2mo
marleed I have a large box of alphabetically ordered dust covers. I keep the cover on my very newest books and my 5* reads, and some random titles I just want to stick out. Somehow my books sit more still when naked. 2mo
LeslieO @marleed haha! I think that is true! 2mo
LeslieO @Hooked_on_books I do like it. And I have room for future titles, at least a few anyway. 2mo
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Cozy and swap? I‘m in! #cozyswap

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️😘 2mo
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I received both my bookmark packages for the #bookmarkswap today! Mine will go out tomorrow. Thank you @Shakespearience and @BookNAround ! Can‘t wait to open! Oh well, pic won‘t post

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2mo
Shakespearience Waiting is so hard right? 2mo
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BookNAround So glad it‘s there. I always worry after I send something out until I see that it has arrived. 😁 2mo
mreads I received my package Thank you 😁👍 can't wait till opening day @LibrarianRyan 2mo
LeslieO @mreads yay! 2mo
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I picked up the Magpie Murders after finishing The Death of Mrs. Westaway without even thinking about the magpie connection (at least not consciously!)

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Had a good final week of #BFCR2. Started with over 10,000 steps in the Buffalo Garden Walk. Finished with the Orange Theory Fitness Mt Everest challenge. Did not meet my lofty book goal though. Guess I‘ll just have to try harder to read more! Thank you @wanderinglynn ! Great challenge!

josie281 Stunning! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 (Just adapt your book goal to what you did read, and PRESTO! You made it! 😉) And a lovely photo! 3mo
LeslieO @WanderingBookaneer @josie281 All this picture needs is a book on the table! 3mo
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The Rocks: A Novel | Peter Nichols
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July wrap up. #julystats And I wasn‘t trying to pick only books with blue covers!

Megabooks How was Standard Deviation? 3mo
LeslieO @Megabooks I loved it! Loved all the quirky characters. Laughed out loud at parts! 3mo
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Standard Deviation | Katherine Heiny
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When choosing what to read next I chose the one with a Kate Atkinson blurb, since I just finished two books by her that I loved.

LauraBeth I‘ve heard great things about this and it‘s still on my TBR. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! 3mo
LeslieO @LauraBeth Love it so far. I love the characters and it's laugh-out-loud funny! 3mo
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Reading on the deck to the sound of gently falling rain (real rain, not the Bookly app!) and it's lovely. But my glasses keep fogging up cuz it's soooo humid. #bookishproblems

larah17 Sounds like heaven 😍 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jealous 💗💗 3mo
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I only managed to read 1 1/2 books at the beach! Poor showing. Too much wave and people watching. #beachreading

webhau1 I loved that book! Hopefully you can finish it later. 3mo
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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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Here‘s my #Top6Reads of the year so far. It‘s been a great reading year.

LeslieO @tammy_sue Yes! I think I need to read more Peter Heller. 3mo
tammysue That was my first book by Heller. He‘s one I‘ll be reading more of too. 😊 3mo
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Literal beach read. #beachread #jerseyshore

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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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Got a lot of steps in this week, but I have to carry my phone everywhere to count them since my Fitbit died. Walked at the marina to see the Tall Ships. Behind on my reading goal, though. Gonna have to up my book total next week at the beach. #BFC #BFCR2

Mitch Beach reading is the best! Enjoy 😉 3mo
BookwormAHN Have fun 🍀 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But sorry your Fitbit died. Have a fantastic beach vacation! 3mo
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On Turpentine Lane | Elinor Lipman
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Here‘s what I read in June. For my #BookFitnessChallenge I finished two which is my goal, walked a lot, did yoga and OTF twice. Not bad but room for improvement next week. My Fitbit is acting up so no steps to report. #BFC #BFCR2. Positive thoughts to all participants for week 2!

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4mo
ChasingOm What is OTF? And great job!! 😄 4mo
LeslieO @ChasingOm Thanks! OTF is Orange Theory Fitness. It's the gym I go to. Do you have them in your area? 4mo
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ChasingOm Ahhhhhh. Yes, we do! I‘ve got friends who love them. 😄 4mo
LeslieO @ChasingOm Me, too! 4mo
wanderinglynn Sounds like a great first week! 🙌🏻 Just remember to tag me on your check-in posts so you get participation credit since that‘s how we‘re doing prizes this time! 😉 4mo
Megabooks I love Elinor Lipman! 4mo
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Race of Scorpions | Dorothy Dunnett
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9000 steps + Orange Theory Fitness! What what?? Now I just have to finish this book! #bfc #bfcr2

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 4mo
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Goals for the challenge. I changed my original goal from 10,000 steps everyday so I can vary my fitness. OTF workout is a great workout but only about 2,000 steps. @wanderinglynn

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
BookwormAHN Great goals 👏🏻 4mo
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I forgot to wear my Fitbit for half the day so I'm sure I went over my goal of 10,000 steps. #BFC #BFCR2

LibrarianJen I hate when I forget to wear my watch. Good job though for even just half a day! 4mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 4mo
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Niagara Falls, Or Does It? | Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
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Couldn‘t get this to post yesterday.
1. Near Niagara Falls (also chicken wings!)
2. More time to read!
3. Ice cream. And more ice cream!
4. Either. Both. It‘s all reading to me.
5. Join in everybody!
#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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Race of Scorpions | Dorothy Dunnett
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Guess I'll have company when I'm reading on the deck. #deckliving #birdwatching

EH2018 Its amazing how they build nests! 🐦🐣🐥 4mo
LeahBergen Awww! 😍 4mo
Freespirit Wonderful! 4mo
Nute So cool! 2mo
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King Hereafter | Dorothy Dunnett
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Thank you so much, @SomedayAlmost for the fantastic #SummerSantaGoesPostal package! Dunnett and tea, what could be better! The suspense collection you edited looks great. I don‘t have either of these Dunnetts in hardcover. My paperback copy of King Hereafter is mass market so hard to read and very yellow. So glad to have a beautiful edition. Thanks for hosting @BookishMarginalia Happy summer reading, everybody!

LeahBergen Oooo! Nice Dunnetts! ❤️❤️ 4mo
SomedayAlmost Glad that you like them! 😃 4mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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I loved this book! I‘m ahead of schedule but only because I lowered my total. I usually aim for 50 but then start choosing short books. Hoping to keep my page total the same as last year.

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4mo
LeahBergen I‘ve learned to set my challenge well under what I typically read. Ain‘t no one got time for reading stress. 😆😆😆 4mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen Ain't that the truth! 4mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen That‘s what I need to do. Then I‘ll feel so good when I get to adjust it upwards. 😄 4mo
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Annual photo of first day of reading on the deck! #summerreading

Cathythoughts What a great day ... enjoy the season of reading on the deck 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Reviewsbylola Heaven! 4mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 4mo
LeslieO @Cathythoughts Thank you! It‘s a short season but I plan to make the most of it! 4mo
LeslieO @Reviewsbylola @LeahBergen My own reading paradise! 4mo
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Happy Bloomsday!

LeahBergen Yesss! 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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The Lola Quartet | Emily St. John Mandel
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Thank you so much, @Victoriahoperose for the fantastic #mysterymessageswap !! Two books I can't wait to read and all the goodies stuffed inside! I love the annotated book. So special. What a fun swap @TheReadingMermaid , thank you for organizing.

Victoriahoperose I am so happy that you like it! Enjoy!!! 😊😊😊 4mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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My summer officially starts today! (Even tho it was only 50 something and windy). Last day of school = my first summer read. Can't wait to dig into this one! #summerreads #summervacation

Zelma I am so excited about reading this one. 4mo
bookishdawg So jealous! I still have three more days... 😊 4mo
LeslieO @Zelma Me, too! 4mo
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LeslieO @bookishdawg Hang in there! 4mo
readordierachel Enjoy your summer vacation! 4mo
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Got my #SummerSantaGoesPostal today! And the waiting begins

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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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A little behind on mailing my swaps due to being out of town (and too disorganized to mail before!) but they are going out tomorrow. #mysterymessageswap #summersantagoespostal

Centique What beautiful wrapping you‘ve used 😍 4mo
LeslieO @Centique Thank you! 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Got my #mysterymessageswap today! Can't wait till open day!

TheReadingMermaid 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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The Lost Art of Gratitude | Alexander McCall Smith
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Oh Lordy! Who let me loose at the AAUW book sale. Here's the stats:
1. 25 books total (2 not pictured)
2. Added to 2 series I'm collecting.
3. Got 3 I've already read but didn't own.
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn!!
5. Bought a hard cover and paperback of the same book. 😜
#bookhaul #usedbooks #wherewilliputthem

LeahBergen Josephine Tey! 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen Two of them! So excited 5mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 fun!! 5mo
Erofan 😍 5mo
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Summerland | Michael Chabon
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1. More reading time!
2. The new Jackson Brodie by Kate Atkinson
3. Ice cream
4. 99 in 1948.
5. Join in friends!
@laurenslibrary #thursdaysurvey

LeahBergen # 2! 👍🏻 5mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen Can‘t wait! 5mo
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Got my first three volumes of the new paperback Lymond Chronicles. They are pretty, oversized and have decent sized print. Good additions to all my other versions of this series. #DorothyDunnett

rubyslippersreads These are still on my TBR list. 😊 5mo
LeahBergen Lovely! I‘m so glad they redid these for others to discover. 😍 5mo
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Race of Scorpions | Dorothy Dunnett
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Coffee, book, and sunshine!

LaraReads Lovely! All these ☕️ cups this morning are making my soul happy! 💕 5mo
LeslieO @LaraReads I ❤️my Pioneer Woman mugs for morning coffee(and evening tea!) 5mo
LeahBergen That‘s a gorgeous mug! 5mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen I love Pioneer Woman dishes but they don‘t work with my decor. So I just use the mugs. You can buy them individually at Walmart. 5mo
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2. Had a busy week and all went well.
3. Italian for sure.
4. None. Both my parents were only children. No aunts, no uncle, no cousins.
5. Happy Friday to all!
#FRIYAYINTRO

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Ooooo! New editions! #DorothyDunnett @LeahBergen

LeahBergen Ooooo, these look pretty! 😍😍 5mo
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I know I‘m too late to join but I‘ll do it unofficially if I have to. Sounds like a great challenge! It aligns with my goal to become an audio walker. Today I proctored an AP exam which meant standing around a lot. A measly 5000 steps. Goals: 10,000 steps, yoga, spinning, audio books. #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And don‘t worry, I‘m already planning on doing the challenge again. 😉 5mo
LeslieO That‘s great, @wanderinglynn 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft Being a test proctor is not easy! 👏 5mo
LeslieO @4thhouseontheleft It‘s so bot 5mo
LeslieO Oops! @4thhouseontheleft I was trying to say it‘s so boring! But 3 down 1 to go. 5mo
Caterina If you use the hashtag, we'll all still stop by to support you! 😘 Great goals, and good luck! 5mo
LeslieO Thanks, @Caterina 5mo
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Mystery Woman | Amanda Quick
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@TheReadingMermaid #MysteryMessageSwap
1. Sure.
2. Dorothy Dunnett
3. Cute but not necessary
4. Don‘t really have any
5. No
6. Either
7. Prefer not
8. Yes!
9. Yes!
10. No

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Just realized it's my 3rd anniversary with #BOTM. That must be why I picked 3 books. Love the book 👜!

Reviewsbylola Great choices! 6mo
LeslieO @Reviewsbylola I couldn't resist, they all look so good! 6mo
Cinfhen I chose The Buried and 5mo
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Oh no! Look what I did! Picked 3 this month! #BOTM

LeahBergen The Buried sounds good! 6mo
LeslieO @LeahBergen Doesn't it! 6mo
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Miss Buncle Married | D.E. Stevenson
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My books are haphazardly organized and all over the house. I'm thinking about how to better organize. Here's a random shelfie. In my mind these books go together. #shelfie

Lcsmcat Same here! My “organization” makes sense to me, but no one else. 6mo
LeslieO @Lcsmcat I guess that's what matters most! 6mo
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