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NovelGirl82

Joined April 2016

www.thenovelgirlreads.com
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The Perfect Bath | Barbara Sallick
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Hubby‘s at work tonight & the puppers are snoring...Sounds like it‘s time for some me time! #bookandbath

britt_brooke Perfect!! 1w
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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@Soubhiville I think he likes it! (Scout stole it earlier, but I didn‘t have my phone on me to snap a pic of her with it)

Soubhiville Awwww, that‘s sweet 💜 2w
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From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) | Meg Cabot, Nnedi Okorafor, Renée Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, John Jackson Miller
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May the Fourth be with you...

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At the salon waiting for color to set, so I‘m digging in to this ARC! Super excited to have this one!!

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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Happy 5th Gotcha Day and 6th birthday to our sweet Scout!! I couldn‘t ask for a better buddy, hiking partner, protector, and big sister to Clete. #boxersoflitsy

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The Fall of Crazy House | James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
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I‘m so freaking excited! I‘ve been waiting for this book for 2 years! I hate that this cover doesn‘t go with the original Crazy House cover at all, though.

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The Last Magician | Lisa Maxwell
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@Soubhiville You‘re so awesome! Thank you so much for all of the goodies that you added to the traveling book box! You even remembered The Weirdos! They‘ll be so excited to have a new toy to play with. I‘ll give it to them as soon as their mouths heal a bit from their dental work from yesterday. Those socks are amazing (as are the treats!), and I think I‘m one of the few on earth that hasn‘t read Simon yet! I really appreciate you! #travelingbook

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!!! 1mo
Wife The sprouts 🌱🌱🌱are my favorite bookmarks now. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sent me some awhile ago. Love 💚them! 1mo
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Soubhiville I‘m glad it arrived and that you like everything! I hope the “kids” enjoy the toy! I got a similar one for Sietje and she likes the unusual texture of it. ❤️ 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 1mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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The Weirdos had to have dental work done yesterday & both have sutures in their mouths. They‘re both on pain meds & have been crashed out all day. I just got off of work, so they‘re snuggling with mama now, of course. #scoutandclete #boxersoflitsy

TheLibrarian Awww they are so cute snuggling. Hopefully they aren‘t in too much pain. 1mo
Gaylagal2 Ahhhh, poor little babies 🐾 Get well soon!🥰 1mo
DGRachel Aww, poor babies. I hope they feel better soon. Enjoy those snuggles! 1mo
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Easter | Gail Gibbons
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Happy Holiday to those who celebrate!!

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The Interview | Manuele Fior
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Hey Litsy fam!! My awesome hubby here is interviewing for a promotion in just over an hour. He‘s up against some pretty stiff competition within his unit. Can I ask you all some throw some love his way, please? Love to you all!! 💚💚💚

cobwebmoth Sending happy thoughts! 1mo
Megabooks Good luck!!! 👍🏻👍🏻😃😃 1mo
JessClark78 Good luck! 👍🏻 1mo
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@Avanders Oh my gosh!! You absolutely spoiled me!! Thank you so, so much for everything!! I adore all of my new froggy stuff!! It‘s all amazing & perfect!! The treats all look delicious! I do not have & haven‘t read any of these books, so they‘re excellent. I really appreciate all of the thoughtfulness that you put in to this. You truly made my week! 💚💚💚 #sffs

Clwojick Mmmmmm tazo tea! 1mo
kamoorephoto I love that I‘m seeing Dark Matter so many times! It‘s one of my favorites. Just starting 1mo
Ingerella I love Dark Matter too. Great book! 1mo
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Ingerella Wait..what?? @kamoorephoto I didn't know there was a follow-up! Super excited about Recursion now!! 1mo
NovelGirl82 @kamoorephoto I‘m super excited for it! I‘ve been meaning to get to it forever & just haven‘t. I‘ve heard it‘s amazing from so many people! 1mo
Avanders Yay!! I‘m glad you like everything! 💜💘♥️🧬🦄👏🏽👏🏽😘 1mo
NovelGirl82 @Avanders I love it all! It was just perfect. Thank you, again. It was just the pick me up that I needed 😘😘 1mo
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@Avanders This paper is the cutest!! #sffs

LA_Mead Love that paper! 1mo
NovelGirl82 @LA_Mead Isn‘t is awesome? My mom is coming out for her birthday next week. I‘m seriously thinking of saving it to wrap her gifts in! 😂 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That paper is amazing! 🦄💗 1mo
Avanders 😄😄 I love that paper 😁🤗 1mo
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@Avanders Work is over, so I can finally open my box!! #sffs

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Happy National Pet Day! #scoutandclete #boxersoflitsy

TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 2mo
Eggbeater They are precious! I just want to give them kisses. 😙 2mo
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Spring Planting | Kit Brennan
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We spent this weekend doing some planting: I got my herbs, jalapeños, bell peppers, & tomatoes planted. My rosemary is coming back in an amazing way, and my lavender is starting to make a comeback, as well. As you can all tell, I had some amazing help!

RealLifeReading Looks good!! 2mo
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Last but not least- the top two shelves are my signed editions & the bottom one has classics and collections (I think there are 3 Poe collections in there 🤷‍♀️)

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This is one of my favorite shelves! (It has all of my HP & Uncle Rick fun on it 😬)

Tadams4 So pretty! 2mo
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Here‘s the big one (with quite a few less books than it started with today!)!

Tadams4 Very nice! 2mo
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I culled and rearranged bookshelves today. I‘ll post my wall-to-walls in the office later, but here is the one in my bedroom- my Anne Rice collection on the top shelf (almost her whole backlist), my Atwoods, Evelyn Skye books, Fever series, Midnight, TX trilogy, & the bottom shelf is the Mortal Engines boxes set & next in line GN (plus my coloring books😊).

Avanders Your shelves 🤤.... hope I didn‘t get any drool on ‘em! 2mo
NovelGirl82 @Avanders Thanks! I work from home & don‘t leave my house often, to be honest, so I like to be surrounded by the things that make me happy while I‘m here. 😊 2mo
MrBook I LOVE seeing all these bookcase pics! Thank you for sharing! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗 2mo
NovelGirl82 @MrBook Thanks! Happy to share them! They‘re the one truly “me” thing that I asked for when we bought our home (aside from my ridiculously large bathtub😂), so my office had the 2 built-ins & we had the large ones built by a retired teacher who does woodworking, my hubby painted them to match the crown molding, & he came back and anchored them in so they look like built-ins. I love them so much! 2mo
MrBook Wonderful! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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@Avanders My #sffs packages arrived today!! My goodness, it looks like you‘ve outdone yourself! I‘m so excited!!!

Avanders Yay!! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽♥️♥️ 2mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Clete‘s feeling like himself again, so I came out to get some vitamin D and play with my babies this evening... #boxersoflitsy

Megabooks Precious! 💗 2mo
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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Hey Litsy fam, I need some help. I‘ve been struggling for a while with depression & I haven‘t been able to pull myself back out of the hole this time. I‘ve gotten a bit lost down the rabbit hole while looking for some books/audiobooks that may help with motivation/mindset, etc, but not too “preachy”. Any ideas?

GondorGirl Have you read this one? I listened to the audio book last time my anxiety went crazy and it really helped me look forward to being myself again. It's ultimately about enjoying the good moments and knowing there will be more, even when things are tough. And it's funny! 2mo
TrishB This one has good feedback. 2mo
cobwebmoth I can't think of anything brilliant to recommend at the moment, but I'm sending positive thoughts.❤ 2mo
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Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ if you like Jim gaffigan. It‘s funny. Hugs. I‘ve been there. Hoping you‘re with good medical treatment. 2mo
Merethebookgal I second @GondorGirl ‘s recommendation! 💗 2mo
mcipher I don‘t have any good recs but I‘m sending all the good wishes that things feel less dismal soon. 💜💜 2mo
LeahBergen I don‘t have a rec but I‘m sending you ❤️❤️. Hang in there! 😘 2mo
Avanders Sorry you‘re going through such a hard time 😔 Have you tried http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html?m=1. Not therapeutic but nice to have put in words. ♥️ 2mo
NovelGirl82 @GondorGirl @TrishB @cobwebmoth @Samplergal @Merethebookgal @mcipher @LeahBergen @Avanders Thank you all so much for the well wishes and the recommendations. It‘s been a while since I‘ve felt quite low enough that I haven‘t been able to work my way out of it in time. I have an appt with my doc, but I‘m not able to get in for a couple of weeks. Having the support from this community is definitely a help. 2mo
Samplergal @NovelGirl82 please go to ER if you can‘t wait. I get it. Get some good sun if you can. Take vitamin D. Eat well. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
NovelGirl82 @Samplergal I will, I promise. Fortunately, my husband is an ICU nurse and I‘ve told him how I‘m feeling, so he‘s aware & staying carefully tuned in to my mood shifts & how I‘m doing. It‘s supposed to warm up again tomorrow, so I‘ll go out with the pups after work. I‘m going to try to make myself get back in to my gym routine, as well. I‘m hoping that will help. Thank you for caring so much. That really means a lot to me. 💚 2mo
rretzler Sending you good wishes from a fellow depression sufferer. One day, or even one hour, at a time. I find that just reading my favorite genre or even rereading old favorites helps (that and a lot of sleep when I‘m really down and can‘t seem to manage). Hang in there! 2mo
NovelGirl82 @Megabooks Thank you so much!! I didn‘t even think about David Sedaris. I really enjoyed Let‘s Explore Diabetes with Owls. I‘ll have to grab another one. That definitely might help! Good to know about Calypso. I‘m not sure suicide y‘all would help much right now. 2mo
Megabooks Hey! I‘ve been down this road, too, unfortunately. I like to listen to David Sedaris audiobooks. I don‘t recommend his most recent one, Calypso, because of the discussion about his sister‘s suicide, but I‘ll tag the ones I‘ve listened to many times. 2mo
Megabooks Or this one just because they‘re engaging 2mo
Megabooks @NovelGirl82 Yay! I find when I‘m depressed I like to put on an audiobook and do something with my hands. Right now I‘m having some anxiety, so I‘m listening to various audiobooks and doing Paint by Sticker books that I got from Amazon. I hope you like these Sedaris books! 💕💕 2mo
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@kspenmoll @Anovelobsession Your #whodunitbymail books that I still had are on their way back to you as of today! I‘m so sorry that it took me so long to get to the post office, but they should be there soon.

kspenmoll No problem. I have some to mail out as well. 2mo
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The Swap | Megan Shull
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Ummmmm @Chili Your #sffs box is being shipped out today 😊 It‘s also entirely possible (ok definitely true) that it‘s coming in a recycled Bark Box because I happen to have a few in the house and everything happened to fit perfectly in it. I promise I am not sending you pupper toys and treats!

Chili @NovelGirl82 I wouldn‘t mind pupper toys if you sent a pupper with them. 🤣 2mo
NovelGirl82 @Chili Haha! They‘re awfully slobbery & eat a lot! They‘re pretty cute & snuggly, though. 😉 2mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️💃🏽 2mo
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@Chili I went to pick up the last of the things to go in your #sffs box this evening, and of course I had to pick up a little prize for myself while I was there! 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Can I blame this one on you? 😂😂😂

Chili @NovelGirl82 I take the blame. I also picked up a treat for myself when shopping for the swap. 😉 2mo
Avanders Oooh 😯 2mo
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It has been the longest day & my head is killing me! I‘m going to attempt to find something on my kindle that I don‘t have to think too much about to read & soak it all away... Is it Friday yet??

Graciouswarriorprincess Feel better soon. 2mo
CouronneDhiver My week is feeling extra long too... a hot bath was my first priority when I got home today 2mo
Tamra Almost! I hear you. 2mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Hi everyone! I‘m back with a Clete update! His sister has been taking very good care of him (see picture 2), & his meds and new food along with some rest seem to be helping. He‘s even felt like going out and working on his tan a bit in the last day or so! We‘re hopeful that he‘s on his way back to being our happy, healthy Cletus!

DGRachel YAY! 2mo
TheLibrarian Yay!! And these photos are just too adorable. 2mo
TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll So cute! Happy he is healing! 2mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Look who decided that he felt well enough to go out in the yard and get some sun this afternoon!

Reecaspieces I miss my baby! You baby looks very similar to mine. Glad he is better! 2mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
Tamra Yay!! 2mo
DGRachel Hooray!! 2mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Scout‘s taking care of her sick little brother...

TheLibrarian Awww. My heart is melting. ❤️ 2mo
CouronneDhiver 🥰🥰 2mo
DGRachel What a good girl! 2mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Hey Litsy fam!! Our sweet little Clete has pancreatitis. Thanks to our wonderful vet, we have meds and some different food to eat for a while. Hopefully this is an acute condition and not the beginning of a chronic one, and he‘ll be on the mend in a couple of days.

AmyG He will be fine. My daughter‘s cat had this a few years ago. Hope he‘s better soon. (edited) 2mo
Tamra It so hard! I had a cat & dog with it and I felt so badly for them. 😩 2mo
TrishB 🐶❤️ 2mo
ladym30 Such a sweet face!❤️ 2mo
CouronneDhiver Poor baby 😔 2mo
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I‘ve been in Dallas for my initial visit with the headache center at Baylor, so I‘ve been out of touch for a few days, but I did receive a birthday gift from my mom while I was there! 😊

Lizpixie How did the headache centre visit go? My migraines are forcing me to find one for myself lately.🤕 2mo
NovelGirl82 @Lizpixie It went really well, thanks for asking. The neurologist I saw was wonderful & really knowledgeable. She diagnosed me with 3 different types of headaches: chronic migraine (which I knew), chronic tension, and medication rebound headaches (from using too much excedrin migraine). They started me on one of the new monthly injections that was just approved, that will hopefully help decrease the frequency of my migraines. ⬇️ 2mo
NovelGirl82 My homework is to attempt to decrease the frequency of use of excedrin migraine. She was able to write my script for my rescue med where my insurance will cover is better, so that should help. And I should attempt to do something about the tension (massages, maybe?). I‘ll return every 3 months for now. If this doesn‘t work, we‘ll try a different approach. @Lizpixie 2mo
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Y‘all...My newest nephew is just the sweetest...

Ericalambbrown Awwwww! What a little cutie ❤️ Congrats! 2mo
Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
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The Perfect Bath | Barbara Sallick
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When the weather is crappy, it‘s been a long day, and you find out that you have to work with a physician that you don‘t want on a site that you dislike on your birthday tomorrow- this is the only solution...

Tamra Maybe this should happen again tomorrow too! 2mo
MCYmermaid Excellent solution!! 2mo
Gaylagal2 That actually looks like a super idea! I might just have to copy you 🤔😉 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Maybe some alcohol ... 2mo
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Windy | Robin Nelson
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‘Tis a bit breezy here in the panhandle of Texas at the moment...

Emilymdxn Same in London! Storm Gareth is the worst name for a storm tho. ‘I was almost knocked over by Storm Gareth today‘ just doesn‘t sound as hardcore as I‘d hoped (edited) 2mo
NovelGirl82 @Emilymdxn Ugh! It‘s the worst! My allergies are in an uproar thanks to all of the blowing dirt. I don‘t even think this one has a name. West Texas early Spring? Whatever it is has been knocking our power out all afternoon. Stay safe & don‘t let Gareth knock you down! 2mo
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He‘s here!!! This is the best (day early) birthday present I could have asked for! 💚💚💚

EastWind76 Congratulations!! 2mo
Tamra Congrats! 😍 2mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 2mo
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paigecon Congratulations!! 2mo
AmyG Congrats!!! 2mo
kezzlou85 Congratulations he's gorgeous. ❤ 2mo
CoffeeK8 Congrats! 2mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 2mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
bookaholic1 Congratulations!! 2mo
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Please keep my sis-in-law and little brother in your thoughts today as she brings my newest little nephew in to the world!

Bklover Love to you all!!❤️ 2mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Scout and Clete haven‘t said hi to everyone in a while, and they wanted to see their Litsy fam!! FYI: This is the look I get when I ask who the noxious odor that is leaking in to my office is coming from...

Coleen 🤣 3mo
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When you feel rough, but you promised your little dude a sleepover and baking cookies...you have a sleepover and bake cookies!!

RadicalReader Nothing more fun and enjoyable than baking cookies always delicious I made homemade chocolate chip cookies and they were to die for delicious 3mo
RealLifeReading Aww fun! 3mo
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Happy Friday!! Hope you have a speedy recovery @howjessreads 💚💚💚!! #selfie #friyayintro

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Happy International Women‘s Day!!

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Fat Tuesday | Sandra Brown
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Happy Mardi Gras to all of my fellow Cajuns out there!! Have fun for me, while I‘m here in West TX!! Laissez les bon temps rouler!!

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@MrBook My calendar page matches your #litsyhumor of the day! 😬

MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Welcome to Night Vale was so much fun! My poor hubby had no clue what was going on. He just laughed & said it was “interesting” 😂 Bless him for going along with me, since I wanted to go so badly! Now we‘re headed home and back to reality!

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Road trip! Glad we have audiobooks that we can agree on. Harry Potter for the win!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️

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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Any other Night Vale fans??!! I‘m so excited for this weekend!!!

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I don‘t do these very often, but since I‘m doing the #sffs swap I thought I‘d do this one! Thanks @hermyknee 😊😊😊 #sffs #scififantasyswap #thisorthat

🦄 Both, but I‘m going to give an edge to fantasy
🌎 Either one, really! I am a huge Star Wars nerd, and grew up a Trekkie!
🍮tea please!
🧙‍♀️👩🏼‍🔬both!
🧂bring on the salt! (I don‘t hate a well written love story, though)
🤷‍♀️yes!
🦄 animals!
🤷‍♀️either
📖 duologies or trilogies
👍Yes!!

hermyknee 💖🐉🙌🏼 3mo
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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Picked up my copy today (along with some fun new bookmarks that I couldn‘t pass up!), so I‘m ready for our buddy read!!

FlowerFairy Those bookmarks!!! 😍 3mo
Texreader Awesome book!!! 3mo
laur89 Woo!! Those bookmarks will be a fun distraction haha 3mo
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Today is the ninth anniversary of my big brother Jeff‘s beautiful soul leaving this world. I just wanted to share him with you guys. This wasn‘t too terribly long before he was diagnosed. Cancer just sucks.

MommyOfTwo So sorry. Cancer does suck, I‘ve known to many people who have died of cancer and way to early in their lives. 3mo
Booksnchill Cancer Sucks big time😞💕 3mo
Cinfhen Cancer sucks. I‘m sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing a photo - sending hugs 3mo
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quietjenn A tough anniversary. Thank you for sharing. 💙 3mo
TrishB 💔❤️ 3mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 3mo
Bookwomble Lost my sister two years ago and my mum two days ago - yes, cancer definitely sucks! 3mo
NovelGirl82 @Bookwomble I‘m so sorry. Jeff and I lost our dad 3 weeks before Jeff passed from the same cancer that Jeff had (it‘s genetic), and my step-dad (who raised me) passed in 2005. It‘s terribly difficult. If you ever need to talk, I‘m around. Sending you any strength that you may need. 3mo
Bookwomble @NovelGirl82 Thank you, Tiffany. Such a lot of losses for you in such a short time ❤ I'm keeping busy with arrangements, so not properly feeling it yet. 3mo
CouronneDhiver Rest peacefully, Jeff. 🖤 Your people think of you often 🙏🏽 3mo
CoffeeK8 So sorry on this anniversary of your loss...cancer does suck for sure. (edited) 3mo
GypsyKat I‘m so sorry. 💜💜💜 3mo
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Hanging out with the hubby watching Crimes of Grindelwald tonight... (Scout and Clete are chillin‘ under my feet 😬)

RadicalReader @NovelGirl82 I am so glad that the HP Universe doesn‘t have to come to an end while we wait for the next movie Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 3mo
laurenslibrary Love your fireplace! 3mo
NovelGirl82 @laurenslibrary Thank you! It's one of our favorite things in our home. 3mo
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