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Owlizabeth

Joined May 2016

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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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The Practice of Generalist Social Work by Julie Birkenmaier, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education Julie Birkenmaier, Marla Berg-Weger
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Ruin of a Rake | Cat Sebastian
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This one was my favorite of the three Turner novels, which is saying a lot. I mean, seriously great characters, tight plot, lots of ups and downs and some very sexy scenes! Cat Sebastian has made me a M/M romance fan! If you like Regency romance, this one was especially heavy on the etiquette and snide conniving I love about the genre. (I don‘t know why I love a well-mannered insultfest, but god I do!) Do recommend. #romantsy 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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I‘m really like this #romantsy binge I‘m on. This was another M/M romance from Cat Sebastian, and was yet another winner. A main character has major anxiety that keeps him homebound and it was handled very well, and I‘m all about that good mental illness representation! There wasn‘t as much sexyfuntimes in this one, as the mc also believed that his attraction to men was madness, so there‘s a lot that‘s unpacked. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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I have a personal, feminist parenting blog with some friends and we‘ve written about abortion rights over the years, usually when those rights are limited and put in jeopardy. With this past week, it‘s especially important to share our thoughts, stories and fight for our rights. I‘d appreciate you giving us a read. #personal #prochoice #feminist

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hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 4d
akckitty Awesome! 4d
readordierachel ❤❤ 2d
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The Soldier's Scoundrel | Cat Sebastian
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I wasn‘t lying when I said I was going to read all of the Cat Sebastian I could get my grubby hands on!

This one was fantastic. I‘m not super into M/M romance, but this book may have changed my mind. A sweet, steamy romance, a detective story, a study on class and social stratification- so many elements that come together beautifully. I was so pleasantly surprised. I‘m going to dive into the next book in the series now. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

BookwormAHN I really enjoyed this book too 💙 5d
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O. M. G. This book. I‘m going to read everything Cat Sebastian has written. This is a Regency romance between a bisexual man and GNC/NB person and it was AWESOME! It spoke to so many queer issues and feelings and made it sexy as hell. Lots of non-traditional characters and situations, it still felt like a typical Regency romance in all the best ways. Highly recommend!! #romantsy #queerbooks 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Owlizabeth And shoutout to @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian for putting this on my radar. 6d
theresidentromantic Omg yes. I love regency, but I often don't read them because straight laced 18 year old virgins are exhausting. I'm excited for this. 6d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Owlizabeth Woo hoo! So glad you liked it. I'm actually not done my copy yet! I have no idea how they are going to be together!! 5d
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Ahhhh this was SO GOOD. I loved The Kiss Quotient and I had extremely high hopes and OMG did Helen Hoang deliver! I loved Khai and Esme and their story. I love that it was an immigration story as well as being a romance and will forever be here for #actuallyautistic representation. Just excellent contemporary romance. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

And look how well the cover matches my leggings! 😂

MrBook Nice review! Saw this in the store last time I was there. 😁 1w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Check out this good looking stack! It‘s getting harder to concentrate on the Shades of Magic series, especially with the new Helen Hoang staring at me. #litsyloveslibraries #sweetstack

readordierachel Ooh, so many good things to choose from! 1w
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Finished this one in my #reread and on to A Gathering of Shadows. I think I liked it more the second time around! Now for more ignoring of new books!!

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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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1. Yes, all of the snacks
2. For secret Santa purposes, I can always use bookmarks because they constantly walk away from me!
3. Game of Thrones currently
4. LotR trilogy probably
5. Purple and grey and black
6. Diet Coke, coffee, seltzer
7. Reading in blanket forts
8. @Annl

#summersantagoespostal @nelehelen

nelehelen Blanket forts! Those were the best! Thanks for joining and playing. 😊 2w
Sharpeipup Love blanket forts! Just showed a friend‘s daughter how to make one. 2w
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1. I can‘t put it into words, which is why I‘m a reader and not a writer! I‘ve found love in lots of different books for lots of different reasons; the only thing in common is they‘ve made me feel.
2. Owls
3. Anything by Cook‘s/America‘s Test Kitchen
4. Sylvia Plath, because I will forever be a depressed teenager
5. You‘re it!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗🤗 2w
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Ignoring my library checkouts to #reread this series.

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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I was excited to read a lesbian romance. This was not the book I wanted it to be, the straight girl trope is far from a favorite and I thought the whole story was flat. At least it was only two hours of my life wasted. 👍🏼👍🏼

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The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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I really enjoyed this one. A little gothic horror in the spring always feels right, y‘know? Taking place in post-war England, it‘s a tale of class and change and possible ghosties. Is the house haunted or is the family insane? What are the doctor‘s real motivations? What do we do when our way of life is no longer sustainable? I love Sarah Waters and this book may not have had historical lesbians, but it was still bloody good. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Cathythoughts Nice review! I loved this one too 2w
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The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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So, instead of reading Gingerbread like I was planning, this called to me from the depths of my kindle. And I‘m loooooving it!! Sarah Waters can really tell a story. I loved The Paying Guests and I have a feeling I‘m going on a backlist binge once this one is finished!

MidnightBookGirl I am constantly recommending her book 3w
Cathythoughts I loved this one ✨✨✨✨✨ 3w
JamieArc I recently read Fingersmith and it will be one of my most recommended books too, @MidnightBookGirl ! 3w
Owlizabeth @MidnightBookGirl @JamieArc I have that and Tipping the Velvet, plus I‘ve already read The Paying Guests (which I recommend to everyone already), so I‘m stoked for a #backlistbinge 3w
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Next up after an Eve Dallas palate cleanser! This has *very* mixed reviews, so I‘m a little nervous, but I looooooved Boy, Snow, Bird so I‘m hoping I like this one as well.

charl08 Want to read this. She never goes in the same direction twice. 3w
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Rewatching last week‘s episode before THE BATTLE OF WINTERFELL which is making me so nervous I have stress sweat. Who else is watching???

MallenNC I‘m so nervous about this season! I can‘t wait to see what happens though. 3w
BookwormAHN Also nervous and excited and getting wine. 3w
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This was the queer, feminist fantasy filled with magic and dragons that was missing in my life. I love this book. I wish I was a better reviewer so I could convince everyone to read it. I‘m just in awe of the exquisite world-building and characters and writing. It‘s smart and sweet and suspenseful. I‘m going to revisit this one. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

JSW Remember how I was 47 of 47? I checked the list again and I‘m 1 of 1!! I have NO CLUE what is going on with the database at my library, but I eagerly await this book sooner than next year!! 😂😂😂 4w
Cathythoughts This is a Great review 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻I really love the cover too 👍🏻♥️ you are making me think... I see it‘s long ... is it YA ? ( I find reviews hard , they are definitely not my forte 😬 ) (edited) 4w
Owlizabeth @JSW Huzzah!!! 4w
Owlizabeth @Cathythoughts no, it‘s not YA, but it is about 800 pages, so definitely a marathon. 4w
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Ahhhhhh this book is so good. And I‘m so annoyed I have to make dinner! I have less than 100 pages left and I just want to sit here and read. DAMMIT, LIFE!

JSW I am 47 out of 47 on my library wait list which means I should get it next year at this time lol 4w
Owlizabeth @JSW OMG that‘s crazy! That‘s a forever wait, but it‘s worth it! 4w
Cathythoughts Lovely quote 4w
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Nightly check-in, less than 200 pages left and I have no idea how she‘s gonna wrap this one up.

I found the above passage interesting, gendered occupations are not a thing in this work - men and women are knights, warriors, dragonriders, and apparently shepherds. It sometimes trips me up when I‘m reading, to realize the knight is female, which says not great things about my imagination and internalized sexism. Loving this book!!

sammisho I absolutely loved this book! And she wraps it up beautifully. Such an empowering, girl power read! 4w
Ashley_Nicoletto It‘s amazingggg. I loved the ending. 4w
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Only 300 pages left! This book is sooo gooooood, I think I‘ll make my Friday due date.

Mariposa_Bookworm I finally gave in and bought it! I couldn‘t resist any longer! 1mo
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Half way through and 4 days left before I have to return it to the library!! 😬 I wish these fucking migraines would leave me alone so I could finish this...

DGRachel Ugh! Migraines are the worst. I hope you feel better soon! 1mo
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The Mister | E L James
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So, I‘m rating this a pick even though it is decidedly not good. The plot is beyond outlandish, the writing is repetitive and the characters are ridiculous. But that‘s what I expected going in. It was also entertaining and kept me up way past my bedtime. It‘s basically sex with a little bit of plot thrown in and I am not complaining. If you have a soft spot for bad romance, this book is for you. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Sharpeipup 😂 3w
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The Mister | E L James
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I have another migraine so I have no impulse control and downloaded this one. I‘m hoping this is gonna be so-bad-it‘s-good...I do love an occasional hateread. #badromance

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Betrayal in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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As always, the gang provided just the brain break I needed. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Now, once more into the fray. 🐉

wanderinglynn I so enjoy the In Death series. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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Betrayal in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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I decided a J. D. Robb break would help my dragon fatigue with The Priory of the Orange Tree. I love Eve Dallas and this series.

Liatrek This is my favorite series❤️ Eve and Roarke ❤️😍 1mo
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Does anyone else get fatigued when reading #chunksters? I‘m looooving this book, it‘s intense and interesting and pretty fast paced, but I‘m also itchy for something new. But if I take a break I‘m worried I won‘t make it back. I‘m not the only one this happens to, right?

emtobiasz Most of the books I DNF‘d as a teen/college student were 1000+ page chunksters. I‘d get 3/4 of the way through them, and then just... lose interest. Now I rarely pick anything up over 500 pages🤷‍♀️ 1mo
BookHoarder32 I get itchy if I don't finish a book. I think it's a mood thing - in the mood to read vs in the mood to finish a book or start one. 1mo
Owlizabeth It doesn‘t help that I started rewatching Fringe and just want to do that! 🤪 1mo
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Emilymdxn I always do chunksters as audiobooks as I find it gives me more momentum! I always force myself to finish long books when they‘re physical too but I can slow down to a crawl and take weeks 1mo
Freespirit I am a reader of chunky books...they have to be riveting to keep my interest over a long period. They do slow down the total number of books in a challenge, but most of my favourite books have been big books! 1mo
Zelma I usually starting reading a nonfiction (or whatever is opposite the current read) in this situation, and read both at same time. I can get a break from the chunkster but still not abandon it for something that will take all my attention. 1mo
cariashley Me!! 🙋🏼‍♀️ Itchy is the perfect word! 1mo
MellieAntoinette Word! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Absolutely... it‘s good to get to the of the long ones .... just as you say , to start something new ... time 1mo
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WHOA. That was an intense chapter! 300 pages in and I‘m completely into this book, hope it stays as engrossing - these next 500 pages are gonna fly by.

lroseriver Ive been wanting to check this one out! 1mo
Ashley_Nicoletto This one is fantastic until the end. I adored it. 1mo
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Migraine day 2 - and the kiddos are being bonkers - but I‘m slowly making progress with this monster. It‘s so much better than I was expecting (I was meh on The Bone Season, I might have to go back for a reread!). I‘m loving this world and can‘t wait to see where the story goes.

Clwojick That book is HUGE! ♥️ Good luck! 1mo
cobwebmoth Hope the migraine goes away soon. 1mo
Sarah83 Hope you feel better soon 💖 1mo
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TheLibrarian Feel better soon. 1mo
Crazeedi Get over your migraine soon! ((Hugs!)) 1mo
RamsFan1963 @Owlizabeth Yah Henrico County!! I used to live in Richmond, spend many a day in the Henrico County Library. 1mo
hwestfall Migraines are the worst. Sending you healing vibes! I am just starting that book too except on audiobook. 25 hours is making the most of that audible credit 😂 1mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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This week‘s #libraryhaul, though it will be a while before I get to either, I‘m excited for both.

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Up next is this gigantic beast of a book. 800 pages!!! Back into a dragon-filled fantasy, because that is my happy place. 🐉📚🐉 #chunksterforreal

KimM Reading now as well. So far so good. 1mo
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This was like reading someone‘s journal as they process their first real heartbreak while driving cross-country. It was funny and introspective and I enjoyed the depth and the diversions. I am a huge Broad City fan and may be biased, but this was a terrific quick read, the perfect palate cleanser after a huge fantasy novel. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Auditions for my next read are happening now... After The Ruin of Kings, I have no idea what sort of mood I‘m in.

SamAnne I loved the Great Believers. Especially poignant if you lived through the 80s AIDS crisis. And with a great art theme too. 1mo
readordierachel Nice variety of choices! 1mo
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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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I‘m struggling with this review because I really liked this book, but it was complicated, confusing and convoluted. This was by no means an easy read, but it kept me completely invested in the characters and story. I cautiously recommend it to those willing to put the effort into a wholly immersive read, in a strange world with demons and magic and violence and dragons. I‘m glad I only have to wait until fall for the next one. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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Seriously in love with this book...just over 100 pages left!

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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons

Not going to get into specifics, but this book just addressed male statutory rape by an older woman in a simple, straightforward, empathetic and necessary way and it makes me so happy. This type of rape is rarely addressed and I think causes a lot more damage than popular culture would have you believe. Just all the yeses for this book right now.

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Yesterday was both my birthday and the kickoff of the library book sale! Two favorites in one! #bookhaul

LauraBrook Happy belated birthday!!! Looks like it was a happy one, with an excellent haul like that! 💐💐💐 1mo
quirkyreader Lucky you finding that du Maurier. That is from the editions I have been collecting. 1mo
readordierachel Happy belated birthday! And great haul! 🎊🎉 1mo
daena Happy belated birthday 🎂. Books are the best gifts 🎁 1mo
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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I wish it wasn‘t spring break for the kiddos so I could just read this in peace. It‘s fantastic (in every sense of the word) but has a lot of plot. 200 pages in and we‘re just now getting to the point described in the jacket blurb!

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I may have a #dragon theme going on right now...

Meeko93 Looks like a good theme! 😊 2mo
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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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I‘m trying to dive into this one, but it‘s more of a slow immersion. Lots of information is thrown at the reader without a ton of explanation. But I like the writing and I have a feeling sticking with it will be worth it.

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Beautiful writing, boring story so far. Do I keep going?

ZacPaup Yaaaas 2mo
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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This book was fantastic!! I was nervous going in because I didn‘t like the first spinoff, Lake Silence, but this story just did it for me. If you‘re looking for an interesting take on shifters and vampires that doesn‘t involve a ton of sexytimes, I highly recommend Anne Bishop‘s Others. So good. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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I wish I could ignore school and just read my book! #studentlife #adulting

daena Me too 😩 2mo
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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Fully engrossed and prepared to stay up past my bedtime.

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Etched in Bone | Anne Bishop
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Almost ready to crack open Wild Country...

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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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Another #libraryhaul - I‘m starting to stress about the number of checkouts I have but I‘m super excited for these two.

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Almost no reading this weekend because we‘re rewatching the series. Almost finished season 2!

AllieLovesBooks I cannot wait for the final season!! Have you read the books? I‘ve only read the first two. ❄️🗻⚔️🍺🔥 2mo
tjwill I‘m rewatching too! I‘m in season 5 right now. There are some I didn‘t watch originally, so a few things have been surprises. 2mo
Klou I was going to rewatch it, but there's no way I'll finish all 7 in time for the last season. I'll probably rewatch the last episode of season 7 before the new one begins!! I'm currently half way through book 2, so that's keeping my excitement at bay a bit (hardly at all really 😉). 2mo
JacqMac I‘m rewatching, too. Also on season 5. There are so many little things that make more sense now that I know what happens later. (edited) 2mo
TorieStorieS My husband and I are re-watching too!!! 😊 2mo
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