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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Returned four library books and came out with three. Progress? #libraryhaul #library

Erinreadsthebooks Most definitely progress! You should be proud of yourself 💪😁 5h
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When looking for books for this #FallisBooked prompt I noticed several of my royals books have red covers. I didn‘t even have to move them for the photo. #RedCover

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊❤️ 17h
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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I‘ve watched the TV series based on Ann Cleeves‘ other detectives so I was excited that she‘s introduced a new detective. This was a good mystery that had a lot of layers. I‘m looking forward to what comes next for Detective Venn and the other continuing characters.

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The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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A collection of the first three Ruth Galloway books are on Kindle Deals today. This is my favorite mystery series! Ruth is an archeologist who keeps getting involved with murder cases that have #mysterious connections to her work. Give them a try if you haven‘t read these before. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 Are they spooky? 2d
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Sometimes but they‘re not scary. 2d
cathysaid Yes...loving this series. They have some excellent series on Kindle sale today! 2d
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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First weekend in a long time with no set plans! So I‘m here with a #blanket and hopes of finishing this book. #FallisBooked

Dolly Funny. If one speeds by this photo very quickly it looks like a hospital scene. 😥😂Glad it‘s not! 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yay!! no plans!! 2d
OriginalCyn620 Having no plans is sometimes an awesome thing! 2d
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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When the #leaves on the trees start changing colors, I get in the mood to reread Anne of Green Gables. I just associate it with fall, probably because of the quote about Octobers. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 Love it! That quote too! 🍁🍂 4d
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I just ordered this cute sweater! I can‘t wait to wear it. #sweater #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 That is cute! 4d
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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My cat, Kate, demonstrating #cozy for this photo, with my huge stack of to-be-read books behind her. I‘m happy that the weather here has started having just a little fall chill in the air! I just started the tagged book. #FallisBooked #catsoflitsy

Tamra Her colors are perfect for fall & Halloween! 5d
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww she‘s beautiful 😽 5d
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MallenNC @Tamra Her orange highlights seem brighter in the fall! 5d
MallenNC @CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! She‘s a special girl. 5d
OriginalCyn620 That‘s a great pic of Kate! 🧡🐱 5d
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Untitled | Unknown
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My favorite fall treat is a warm drink and a big stack of books! I wished I had had time to read one of these today but since it is a work day I only had time to snap the picture with my mug of tea. #FallisBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love your mug!! 1w
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It was a gift from @OriginalCyn620 a few years ago. 1w
Linsy Such a pretty mug! ✨ 1w
OriginalCyn620 Good pic! 📚🧡 1w
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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Restarted this book today after having put it aside. I‘m finally past some of my busiest times at work so I think I‘ll be able to finish it this time. #audiobook

Tamra I love the cover. 1w
cathysaid I really enjoyed this on audio. 1w
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The Current: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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I listened to this book because it was on the Modern Mrs Darcy Summer guide this year. It was a good thriller with some loose ends for the reader to decide about, but not in an unsatisfactory way. I thought this might be a ghost story but the fear factor turned out to be much more real. It was a little confusing to me on audio because it sometimes jumped back in time and I didn‘t always notice. But I‘ll definitely read more of this author.

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Harvest: A Novel | Catherine Landis
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Whoops I posted tomorrow‘s prompt! This is for today. The cover of this looks pretty but the book sounds like it might be sad. #Harvest #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 It is pretty! 🍁🍂 1w
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I don‘t love #football so I didn‘t watch Friday Night Lights until a friend convinced me it was about a lot more than that. I loved the show and eventually read the book it‘s inspired by. An interesting look at Texas football culture. #FallisBooked

AmyG I loved tnis show so so so much. ❤️ 1w
MallenNC @AmyG Me too! I don‘t really rewatch shows but this is one that I do. 1w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊🏈 1w
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Going old school for today‘s prompt! Also it is still in the 90s here so there will be no bonfires tonight. #FallisBooked #Bonfire

Reviewsbylola I‘ve had this on my TBR for years! 2w
OriginalCyn620 For sure! Maybe we can have a bonfire in January...😂🔥 2w
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Updating my #nonfiction2019 bingo card. I‘m counting the tagged book as one with animals, and She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for Book with an unlikable character (there are MANY in it.) #nonfiction2019

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa They definitely count as unlikable!! Great progress by the way! 2w
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There are so many villains in this book. Of course Weinstein, but also those who enabled him for so long, and the system that devalued women and protected predators. Reading it made me angry but also very impressed by the reporters and proud of the women who trusted them to finally tell their stories. This book shows the power of journalism. #nonfiction2019

Christine It sure does re: the power of journalism. Such a great read. 2w
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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My cat Pippa is my favorite #BlackCat even though she‘s got a little white! I‘ve had solid black cats in the past and they are beautiful, like all cats are. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 I was hoping to see a Pippa pic! 🖤🐱 2w
JulietBooks Wow.. such beautiful eyes!!!!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🖤😽 2w
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mcipher What a gorgeous girl!! 2w
AmyG Ahhhh beautiful. ❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen So pretty ! 2w
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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A selection of #orangecover books that I‘ve read or that I mean to read. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 2w
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I‘m terrible at keeping to an actual TBR, but here are some ideas for what I‘d like to read in October. #OctoberTBR #FallisBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🧡📚 2w
marleed A TBR stack stresses me out! I‘m working on a 2:1 commitment 2 lib loans for every physically owned book. But I pick the physical the day I read! 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🧡📚 2w
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This was my book club book for this month. I enjoyed reading about the author‘s experience in an endurance race in Mongolia. I‘d never heard of endurance racing, and it was interesting to follow along with the author, who entered on a whim, as she realized what she‘d gotten herself into! There was some suspense about the outcome even though the description of the book tells you how it turns out.

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Home from a short trip to DC to visit with California family who were in the area for a few days. We did a night tour of the monuments and visited the African American History Museum for the first time (and bought the guidebook). I waved at the Supreme Court when we passed it in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I also got some good reading time on the train.

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Something I‘ve been working on (with a committee) for months finally happened yesterday: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at Meredith College, the women‘s college where I work. She was just as amazing and inspiring as you‘d imagine. I‘m so honored to have been part of this historic event for the college which was a bucket list experience for myself.You can watch the event here: https://youtu.be/P5Amfcu2vAA

mcipher That is so cool!! Congrats on all your hard work coming to fruition!! 👏👏👏♥️ 3w
JenReadsAlot Awesome!! I saw her at the national book festival and she was great! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful! And I‘m super excited for you! 3w
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JoScho So awesome! 3w
Christine ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
DrexEdit How exciting! 😊 💜 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow—that sounds like a huge project, accomplishment, and inspiration! 3w
Lcsmcat So exciting! I entered the ticket lottery as an alumna, but didn‘t win. Was she just amazing? 3w
Christy2318 Jealous!!! 3w
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The National Book Award long list for nonfiction came out today. This is my favorite award category! I absolutely loved Say Nothing, and I‘m reading Thick now. I hope to get to several of these before the awards are announced.

Leftcoastzen I had The End of the Myth checked out, someone requested it so I couldn‘t renew.Want to try again. 4w
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1. Seven: Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas, The UK, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.
2. Coastline but I do not like hot weather, so mountains are often more pleasant for me.
3. Ireland (and I‘d like to go back to every place I‘ve already been and more!)
4. United Kingdom

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs That‘s amazing!! 4w
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My cat Pippa was updating her TBR today during Anne Bogel‘s fall book preview. I am so glad to have the day off and this webcast had good timing. #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Always nice when kitty helps. 4w
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The World of Poldark | Emma Marriott
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So much fun getting a sneak peek at the final season of Poldark thanks to a donor event at our public TV station! I was not too cool to get my picture with Ross. This is going to be a great season.

Ericalambbrown Love that show! 4w
MallenNC @Ericalambbrown Me too!i am going to miss it. 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m in a bit of a reading slump. I have started about a dozen books lately but can‘t get engaged with any of them. I think it‘s because I‘m stressed about going to a leadership retreat tomorrow. It‘s really outside of my comfort zone! (Here‘s a picture of my cat Kate. She‘s not stressed!) #catsoflitsy

Mimi28 Aaawwww!!! 😻😻😻😻 1mo
TheEllieMo Aww, I love torties! 1mo
Christine Good luck with your retreat! ❤️ 1mo
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MallenNC @Christine Thank you! I‘m nervous, to be honest. 1mo
Christine Hope it went well! 4w
MallenNC @Christine I made it through! It wasn‘t bad at all. It wasn‘t my favorite experience ever but there were nice people and we were all in the same boat. 4w
Christine Oh good! Congrats on surviving. (I sometimes dread these types of things, too!) 4w
MallenNC @Christine Thank you so much for asking. I get anxious about new situations and I didn‘t know anyone else in this program. But I did it! 4w
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Most of my #BucketList items involve travel. So many places are on my list! And I‘m completely willing to travel to see the Obamas in person. I‘ve met Jimmy Carter at his church in Georgia and have seen Bill Clinton speak. #SelfImprovementSept

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊 1mo
LMJenkins I met President Obama! But I‘d loooove to meet Michelle. 👏 1mo
MallenNC @LMJenkins That‘s awesome! I‘d just love to see them in person. I really wanted to see her book tour but she didn‘t come to North Carolina, and when she was in Atlanta (where my friends live so I thought I might go) was the night of commencement for the college where I work. 1mo
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JenReadsAlot I feel like you wrote my list!! 1mo
SamanthaMarie Yassss train ride across America!! I've looked into it before. So dang expensive!!! 😳 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome list! 😊 1mo
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This is my favorite mystery series, and this was another good reading experience. The case echos the one in the first book, and there are several connections to the original story. As always, there‘s just as much happening between the recurring characters as in the mystery. I can‘t wait to see what‘s next for Ruth.

PatriciaU This one was so much better than The Dark Angel. I feel like Ruth got lost a bit in the weird triangle with Nelson & Michelle. Stone Circle brings back to feisty Ruth from the early books. 1mo
MallenNC @PatriciaU I read a description of the next book, and I‘m really looking forward to what happens next. I love Ruth (and Cathbad). 1mo
Hoopiefoot @PatriciaU Yes! I feel the same way. 1mo
PatriciaU @mallenNC - We all should have a Cathbad in our lives! 1mo
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Confessions of a Shopaholic | Sophie Kinsella
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I don‘t read nearly enough #funny books, it seems. The last funny book I read was a Sophie Kinsella, so I‘m tagging the book that started it all! I loved the first several books in this series. #SelfImprovementSept

SanjanaGhosh This book is so entertaining :D 1mo
OriginalCyn620 You know I love this one! 😄❤️ 1mo
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I have a lot of work waiting for me at work tomorrow so I had planned to spend some time on that today. But instead I‘m going to rest and start a new book. That‘s my idea of #SelfcareSunday and I hope it gives me energy for the work week. #SelfImprovementSept

Tamra 👍🏾 Good! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! You deserve it!! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I think that‘s a good decision! 😊❤️ 1mo
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I moved in December and my new place has a room for (not quite) all my books. This big chair is becoming my #FavoriteReadingSpot and it will be even better now that I have found this little table where I can put my drink. I hope to finish the tagged book in here this weekend. #SelfImprovementSept

Leftcoastzen Looks like a great spot! 1mo
Seekingtardis I LOVE that chair!!!! 1mo
MallenNC @Seekingtardis Thank you! It was the first new thing I picked out for my place! I had it covered with this material. I love it. 1mo
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Lcsmcat So Cheerful! And it looks comfy. (edited) 1mo
marleed I love your chair! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Love it! Glad you found a table! ❤️😊 1mo
Tamra Love the fabric! 1mo
Nute That chair looks so comfortable! Perfect for reading! 3w
MallenNC @Nute It is a great reading chair. I just wish I had more time to be in it. 2w
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1. I really disliked this book.
2. Kim‘s Convenience and Designing Women
3. Cereal or toast
4. Eastern
5. Silver Stone
#FriYayIntro

AlaMich I ❤️❤️ Kim‘s Convenience!! #okayseeyou 1mo
MallenNC @AlaMich It is the best! 1mo
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I decided to answer the #WhatYouLove prompt with what I love about books. Here are just a few! What do you love most about reading? #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 Great list! ❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻❤️ 1mo
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Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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For #SomethingNew here are my newest books. These were all birthday gifts (thanks, friend!). I‘m really going to try to control my book buying this month, so those will help a lot. #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 Hope you enjoy! 😊 1mo
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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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A cover with #flowers doesn‘t always mean a happy book! #SelfImprovementSept

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌺🌹🌼🌺📚 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️🌸🌼🌹 1mo
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Reading really is my main #Hobby and I wish I was into a craft. I do like to travel though. This was taken at Kensington Palace during my last trip. #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 Awesome pic! ❤️😊 1mo
bookseller_cate Love that garden! 1mo
Nute Nice! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great pic!! ❤️❤️ 1mo
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This is my August wrap up. Several mysteries and only one nonfiction! I listened to Whisper Network, The Way You Make Me Feel, and The Bookshop on the Shore. Overall a good month as I liked all of these. I‘m picking the tagged book as my top book of the month even though it was very sad.

MrBook Reading TIoSW now 😁! That Colgan looks good! 1mo
MallenNC @MrBook I liked the Colman book. She‘s a pretty reliable author for me! (edited) 1mo
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This book doesn‘t fit any of the reading goals I just set for September but I think I‘m going to read it over this holiday weekend! This is my favorite series.

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These are my #ReadingGoals for September. I didn‘t read much nonfiction in August, so that‘s a main priority. I also have several books from the #MMD summer reading list that I‘d still like to read, and, I‘m just ready to mark off some more of my challenges before the end of the year gets too busy! #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 Great goals! 😊 1mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I almost included reading books I already own, but we both know how that goes! I am going to try to avoid buying this month though. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💗📚 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC Yes, I do! I bought a book the other day because it‘s an autumn book and I couldn‘t help myself! But no more of that 😉 1mo
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Another summer reading challenge book finished. Just read Inheritance, which was great. I‘m listening to Resistance Women. I‘m got several more that I own or have from the library so I‘m going to keep reading through September!

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Dani Shapiro is a great writer who weaves context into her personal story in a compelling way. She gives the reader a lot to think about, including parenting, medical ethics, DNA testing, and what makes us ourselves. As someone who lost her own dad at a young age, I cannot imagine finding out he wasn‘t my birth father. I‘d like to think that wouldn‘t change anything, but as Shapiro‘s book shows, it would throw every memory into question.

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Dolly Parton is such an inspiration. From her childhood in a one-room log cabin, she grew up to become a star. And even more impressive than her music career is her Imagination Library, which provides one book a month to children until they turn five. Her idea is that all children would have a library of their own when they start school. More than 100 million books have been given! #Cabin #LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 Love her! For both her sass and her generosity! ❤️ 1mo
Eggs Not to mention a voice like an angel 😇🎶🥰 1mo
Dolly I agree with every previous comment and would like to add I admire her bravery to dress and appear the way she chooses. She‘s an American treasure. 1mo
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MallenNC @Eggs @Dolly Absolutely! She‘s a great singer and such a role model for being who you are and presenting yourself the way you want. Plus she‘s an amazing songwriter. 1mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Love her! I saw her in concert and she was so fun, and she played so many instruments. They were all painted white and covered in rhinestones too! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her!!!! 1mo
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Resistance Women | Jennifer Chiaverini
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1. I‘m listening to this one from Modern Mrs Darcy‘s Summer Reading List
2. Last weekend and this week were so busy so this weekend I‘m going to rest and read as much as I can.
3. Chocolate, but I love almost any ice cream
4. No but I sing. I wish I had tried harder when I took piano in elementary school.
5. On it!

#FriYaYIntro

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Heidi (Classic) | Johanna Spyri
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I‘m not sure I‘ve ever read a book set in #Switzerland but one of my best friends lives there. Here are some photos from a visit with her in Thun and Oberhofen. Every picture I took looked like a postcard. #LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗 1mo
RoxyWilde Lovely! 1mo
JenReadsAlot Amazing! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Beautiful! ❤️😊🇨🇭 1mo
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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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There‘s a #DestinationWedding and a murder mystery at the heart of this book. It was a fun summer read for me last year. #LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!!! 💍👰 2mo
OriginalCyn620 😊👰🏻💍📚 2mo
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A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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These are all set in #Syria or are about Syrian refugees. The tagged book is fiction but the others are nonfiction. #LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇸🇾 2mo
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I aspire to be a #globetrotter and have visited several countries so far, but in the meantime I try to virtually visit the places I haven‘t been to yet via my bookshelves! #LetsTravelAugust (Photobomb by my cat)

Riveted_Reader_Melissa He/She likes to travel too! 😼 2mo
MallenNC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa She doesn‘t mind her crate! But she prefers to sit on top of a high shelf, as shown. 😸😸 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Cute! 🐱❤️ 2mo
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I enjoy reading YA mysteries even as I find myself thinking, “you should be more careful!” anytime the main character asks potential suspects dangerous questions. I enjoyed this one as much as One of Us is Lying. I even woke up a little early to finish it before work, which is a big deal as I love sleep.

OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! That last line! 😯 2mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Yes! It was great. 2mo
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Designing Women: The candidate | Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
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So very excited that Designing Women is now on Hulu. It‘s been unavailable for far too long. Julia Sugarbaker was a huge influence on my childhood. This is going to get in the way of my reading time.

JoScho Yay! Thanks for letting us know. I was thinking about this show last week. 2mo
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