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Patchshank

Patchshank

Joined January 2019

She/Her Same screen name for StoryGraph and LibraryThing. http://www.goodreads.com/Patchshank
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating 🦃❤️🍷

Happy regular day to everyone else ❤️❤️❤️

Aims42 🤣🤣🤣 Perfect for today!! Happy Thanksgiving!! 2d
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My #WinterGames and #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo list. Sorry if it's hard to read.
I haven't gotten The Holiday Swap yet, but I will at some point for the buddy read.
17. Christmas with O. Henry.
#GameSleighers
@StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks

Edit: Just realized I'm missing #17 and have one book on there twice. I'll fill those gaps with library books or something. This real isn't my holiday so I'm a bit lacking on Holiday books.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!! 2d
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My #NYWD list from @Bookzombie. Seems like it's a great list. The Thursday Murder Club and Tender is the Flesh have been on my radar for awhile. I bought Broken a month or so ago, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Same with the Fifth Season. My bookclub might be reading that sometime next year though, so I'm going to save it.

Thanks again @monalyisha for organizing all of this.

vivastory What a fun list! I've read, & loved, # 3, 5, 6 & 10. I checked out the Osman from the library today. 6d
Bookzombie I hope you enjoy them! If you like audio, I recommend Broken and Thursday on audio. 🙂 6d
Patchshank @Bookzombie I loved listening to Lawson's other books on audio. I checked libby to see if they had it and the wait-list is long. I was on it, but the ebook went on sale so I bought it. I'll probably just read this one even though it just won't be the same. 😅 5d
Bookzombie @Patchshank I‘m sure it will still be good in print! I use Libby for audiobooks too. The wait-list can be so long sometimes. 5d
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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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Mehso-so

I finished my #BookSpin.
It was definitely a very dark book with a lot of really messed up parts. It was a good story with interesting twists and turns. I just didn't like how much the book jumped around and parts of it kind of dragged on.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3w
sharread Hope all is well sending some ❤🎄 your way. Looking forward to playing the winter games with you. 1w
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Week total: 730
Total: 3,853
#teamhendrix
@StayCurious

StayCurious Great job! Thank you so much for playing! 4w
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Undead Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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I got a book of Halloween mad libs as a gift in my haunted hollow swap (tagged book). So who wants to do some madlibs? Someone fill in the blanks and I'll post the full story. I'll probably just edit this post with the results so I don't spam everyone's feed.

Edit: Filled in mad lib. A cold toe on her arm 😆

Addison_Reads How fun! I'll play. 👻 Creepy, witch, Penny, bloody, red, morose, werewolf, dark, ghastly, broken, toe, crooked, eyeballs 4w
Patchshank @Addison_Reads filled in the mad lib 4w
Addison_Reads @Patchshank I love the cold toe! 😂 4w
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🎃🎃🎃

AmyG Happy Halloween 🎃 4w
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Good point.

Jackal121 @hannah-leeloo that's a good one 4w
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Took: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
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Thank you @Tattooedteacher ❤️
Everything is great. The pen and pencils are super neat. I'm looking forward to reading Took. I love a ghost story.

@wanderinglynn #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn Great box! 🎃🧡 4w
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I received the #HHS package. Thank you @Tattooedteacher. ❤️ Can't wait.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🎃☺️ 1mo
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Finished the word searches. 🥳

591.
@StayCurious #TeamHendrix

Read-y_Picker Wait... if I recall correctly there are 59 words 1mo
Patchshank @Read-y_Picker Yep. You're right. Thank you. 1mo
perfectsinner Love word searches... have tons of them around the house lol 1mo
Patchshank @perfectsinner I always like them until I start actually start doing them. Then my attention span is just like "No, hun. We're not doing this. You found 3 words that is more than enough." 1mo
perfectsinner 🤣 1mo
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My #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo. If I skip BOTM next month I'll replace 20 with Heart Shaped Box.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Clwojick Woohoo! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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260 points this week
Total: 3, 383
@StayCurious #TeamHendrix

StayCurious I love your graphics! Great job! 1mo
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Week 2: 756
Total: 3,123

@StayCurious #TeamHendrix

StayCurious Great job! 1mo
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Pickpick

I really liked it. This was my first book by Junji Ito. Definitely going to check out more of his stuff. So much weirdness and creepiness.

I read Frankenstein in college, so I vaguely remember it. From what I can remember Ito's version is similar to the novel, but there are a handful of small differences.

#Necronomathon #Scarathlon #Screamathon #Spookoween @StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView
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TheSpineView 🤩📖🧡🎃🖤 1mo
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast | Walt Disney Company
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Yep.

Aims42 Where do I sign up? 🙌🏻 1mo
Leftcoastzen Yes , please!😀 1mo
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Thank you @DinoMom for the birthday card and stickers. ❤️❤️❤️

And I love your wax stamp. That is so cool.

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StayCurious haha cool pic - and amazing job! 1mo
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Mehso-so

I finished my #BookSpin. It was ok. She offered some interesting theories and information. I like reading about some of her experiences. I also listened to her interview on Ghosted and watched an episode of her show today.

#TeamHendrix #Spookoween #Scarathlon #Screamathon @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @4thhouseontheleft
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TheSpineView 🖤👻🖤 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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I got this book from Library Thing's Early Reviewers. I posted a review on the book's page.
https://www.librarything.com/work/26864556
I don't think the book I have tagged is the correct book. Most of the stories were enjoyable. I have a few favorites. None were all that scary, so if you like ghost stories without getting spooked you might like these.

#Scarathlon #TeamHendrix #Spookoween @StayCurious @TheSpineView
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Patchshank @StayCurious Is it only the BookSpin and DoubleSpin that count toward scarathlon? Or do all of the books listed count? 2mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 🧡📖🖤🎃🧡 2mo
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Just realized podcasts count for the #Scarathlon. Listening to this one while I cook and do chores. It's one of my favorites and I highly recommend it for anyone who is a fan of the paranormal. Roz interviews people about their paranormal experiences. It's funny and spooky.

+6 #TeamHendrix

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Fall of Cthulhu: Godwar | Michael Nelson
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Finished the rest of the comic book series. I realized I completely forgot how it ended. It still holds up as one of my favorites.

#Necronomathon #TeamHendrix #Spookoween #scarathlon
@StayCurious @TheSpineView
Points: 361

TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
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Fall of Cthulhu: The Fugue | Michael Alan Nelson
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Rereading one of my favorite Lovecraftian comic books. I just finished comics 0-5 of Part 1: The Fugue.

I think this is one of the greatest comic book adaptation of the Cthulhu mythos. I love how Dreamland is shown and all of the absurdity that comes with it.
#Necronomathon #Spookoween #TeamHendrix #Scarathlon @StayCurious @TheSpineView
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TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖 2mo
StayCurious Great start! 2mo
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https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/hp-lovecraft-writes-olive-gardens-dinner-men...

Mmmmmm...cosmic dread and unlimited bread sticks. Delicious 🤤

hissingpotatoes Love it! 😂 2mo
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"Mail delivery for many Americans will slow starting on Friday, part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's blueprint for overhauling the U.S. Postal Service in order to slash costs." ? Soooooooo over this. It's just going to keep getting worse. They are intentionally trying to ruin the post office. I don't understand how absolutely nothing can be done about it.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mail-delivery-slower-usps-october-1/

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StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 2mo
Clwojick 💚🧡💜 2mo
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I forgot to take a picture, but I sent out the #HHS package.

@katy4peas They said it will be there Friday.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 2mo
katy4peas Yay! Thank you! 🎃🎃 2mo
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Well they have my vote.

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
Texreader If only… 2mo
TiredLibrarian Yes! ✔😊 2mo
Jennaree3 I gifted a book to a friend once with a note that said "sorry the pages are extra fluffy and smell like soap...I dropped it in the tub." 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Th1rte3n | Steve Cavanagh
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Thank you so much @bthegood. I love it. The socks are adorable. I love the orange cat on the one pair because it matches my orange cat. I can't wait until I can read the book. I can already tell it going to keep me on the edge of my seat. ❤️🍁🍂🧡💛

Thank you @Avanders for hosting.
#FFFS

bthegood So glad you like it, it was fun doing it for you🥰 2mo
Avanders Ooh 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 2mo
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The readathons are being listed so I thought I'd post this again in case anyone missed it. You can use it for extra points in the #Scarathon2021 or just use it as an excuse to obtain eldritch knowledge. Just remember not to read from the book out loud. Bad things happened to the last guy who did that.

The #Necronomathon is a simple readathon for cosmic horror, weird fiction, and Lovecraftian type stuff. Tag me in the review if you feel like it.

kwmg40 I've got Cassandra Khaw's Hammers on Bone and Tamsyn Muir's Harrow the Ninth in my TBR pile. I think these would fit into this readathon's scope. 2mo
Patchshank @kwmg40 I have Hammers on Bone on my TBR too. I'm curious to see what you think of Harrow the Ninth. I have Gideon, but I haven't read it yet 😅 2mo
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I got this book from thriftbooks. I don't know if this is foxing or water damage or what it is. Does anyone know of there's a way to get rid of it? I really feel like the quality of thriftbooks has gone way down lately.

TiredLibrarian It looks like foxing from the photo. If so, it's not recommended to try to remove it. Can you return it? 2mo
Patchshank @TiredLibrarian I don't know if I can return it or not. I'm not super worried about it. Just not super happy about it either and thought I'd ask. 2mo
Patchshank @TiredLibrarian thank you though 2mo
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WJCintron 1/2 Months ago, when we were packing our books, my son accidentally dropped his cup of coffee over a whole pile of our books resting on a table. (Yes, we cried, literally). But the good news is, we were able to save them. It also works with books that have been yellowed with time or exposure to the sun, etc. I think you can try it, to see if it'll work with yours. But you may want to use a mask, to avoid swallowing the dust particles. 2mo
WJCintron 2/2 Sand the closed pages with sandpaper. Be very gentle. It takes time. It won't damage the book. It'll get rid of all the nasty stains & yellowed pages. Use sandpaper that's not too rough. Put a towel or paper towel on top of a table, so it's easier to clean afterwards. I don't recommend a fan or open window near you. The particles will fly away. Be sure to keep the book closed at all times. Don't sand the cover. Grab it tightly from the pages. 2mo
WJCintron Hope it works!! If you do try it, let me know how it goes!! 😃 👍 Foxing is not an organic type of mold, it's the one that develops on papers. I think it's safe for you to try it. But only if you feel safe to do it. If you use a mask, I think it'll be fine. 👍 2mo
Gissy I have had good experience with ThriftBooks, you send an email explaining the situation and they use to refund your money unless they want you to return it. They respond very fast. 2mo
Sweetkokoro Yah my luck with thrift books has been pretty bad. I stopped using them after the last book I bought was advertised as ‘like new‘ and showed up, dirty, covered in stickers, and stamps and the cover folded in half. 2mo
Patchshank @WJCintron thank you I might try that. I'll let you know. @Sweetkokoro That's insane. I never had problems with them until recently. Used to be the books would be a little beat up, but no different from any other used bookstore. But the last few books I've gotten from them have been bad. @Gissy Thank you. I've never tried to return a book to thriftbooks. 2mo
Sweetkokoro When I made a complaint all they did was send me a another one (which thankfully was in better shape) and let me keep the beat up one. I‘d say give it a shot with reaching out if it‘s not what you expected or aren‘t happy with it. 2mo
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?Treat
?‍♀️Witches
?Jack o lantern
?Scary book
?Caramel Apple
?Frankenstein. Poor guy just wants friendship.
?Depends. If an "actual" haunted house I'm in. If it's the people dressed up jumping out at you then I choose costume party.
?Chocolate
?Skeleton
☕Hot chocolate
?Kitty. Bats are cute and all, but they're not fond of cuddles.
#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Love it! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 2mo
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I got my #FFFS package! So excited.

@Avanders

Avanders 🍁🧡🍂🍁🧡🍂 3mo
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A quiz from Book Riot. Pick a horror movie get a horror novel.
https://bookriot.com/pick-a-horror-movie-get-a-horror-novel-quiz/

I've never heard of this book or the author, but it does sound super interesting. I guess it's a retelling of Jane Eyre. I've never read that either. I know roughly what it's about.

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I think this might be the first time I've finished a #BookSpin.

It was an easy read. The life of a modern lady becomes intertwined with the lives of an apothecary and a girl who lived 200 years ago. Through the process she kind of discovers what she wants in life. The end was kind of tied up in too neat of a bow for me though. Kind of cheesey like the end of an Adam Sandler movie.

@TheAromaofBooks

Clare-Dragonfly Congratulations 😆 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Here are my overambitious #Screamathon books. Trying to leave myself and my short attention span with plenty of options. I forgot to add the king in yellow.

@StayCurious I think this can double as my #ScarathonTBR. I've pretty much listed all the books I'd like to read next month. The only additional book would be one of the buddy reads, but I haven't decided which one I want to read. #TeamHendrix

@4thhouseontheleft

Texreader ❤️ The Historian 3mo
4thhouseontheleft So many wonderful books! The Brief History of the Dead is one of the stranger books I've ever read, I'll be curious to see what you think of it. 2mo
Patchshank @4thhouseontheleft I've heard it's awful. But I have it so I'll give it a go. I've liked other books that people have said are awful. I usually like strange books. 2mo
StayCurious What a great stack of books! +50 early bird points 2mo
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I thought I would post this now since the scarathlon and other readathons are being posted. I am going to host the #Necronomathon. It's a simple readathon. It's for cosmic horror, weird fiction, Lovecraftian type stuff, and so on. Tag me in the review if you feel like it.

Schnoebs 😲 there‘s definitely some stuff I want to get into and this might be the push I need! 3mo
Linsy I love it!!! Have you read Angela Slatter? She's my favorite! 2mo
Patchshank @Linsy No I've never read anything by her. What do you recommend? 2mo
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Clwojick Thanks for sharing! 3mo
Patchshank @Clwojick @StayCurious I have an idea for a Lovecraftian/weird fiction cosmic horror readathon. Would that count towards the scarathlon? 3mo
Clwojick Absolutely. Every hour read during your Readathon would be an additional 10 points! 3mo
Read-y_Picker @Patchshank More details! I'm down for exactly what you just said lol 3mo
Patchshank @Read-y_Picker it's called the Necronom-athon and it's really simple. Just read as much cosmic horror type stuff as you feel like and tag me in the review if you feel like it. It will run all through October. 3mo
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1. No. I can't remember the last time I carved a pumpkin.
2. Yes. Size medium maybe? My shoe size is 8.
3. I like dark blue the most. But I like dark earthy tones in general.
4. I don't wear too many accessories. A jacket I guess?
5. I don't think I have a favorite bookish accessory.
6. I like costumes that are puns of some sort.
7. Nay. I have hats but I rarely wear them.

#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Love costume puns! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 3mo
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My #spookyaesthetic I like creepy more than scary and have a soft spot for "true" ghost stories.

#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS

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Panpan

I finished this series a few days ago and WTF. The first and third books weren't bad. The second book was pretty awful. The second book mentions a sentient weapon on the back, but there is not a sentient weapon anywhere in the series. Like, not even the mention of one. It's called the bounty hunter wars, but the focus isn't on that at all. It's about an overly complicated conspiracy that doesn't really go anywhere or make any sense.👇

Patchshank It was an interesting enough story overall I guess. I wasn't super bored, except through the second book. Boba Fett has kind of a Sherlock Holmes feel (original stories), which is fun. Very poor writing though and loads of plot holes. But yeah, no actual bounty hunter wars. The bounty hunter wars was really just "Boba Fett did a thing and now they're mad, but don't worry about that. Worry about this subplot that doesn't lead anywhere interesting." 3mo
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I still haven't finished this month's #BookSpin, but I still have a few more days. No way I'm getting a #BookSpinBingo though. There's always September. Maybe this will be my focus month. I keep reading off list.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And I don't know why those off-list books look so shiny every month! 😂 3mo
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So we can all at least pretend to have the beast's library for just a little while.

Found on bookriot's insta.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love 💛 📚👸 4mo
IuliaC Splendid! 💛👑 4mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I haven't participated in #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo in a couple months. Hopefully I'm out of my reading slump.
@TheAromaofBooks

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hate those! Good luck! 4mo
Patchshank @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You hate all of them? Maybe I am in for a rough month. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa No… I hate reading slumps! 🤣 sorry! 4mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I personally loved Circe and Caste! Highly recommend both, and Artemis is on my to read list too along with Hail Mary! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Again so sorry for the confusion, I should have been more clear… so sorry! 4mo
Patchshank @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Lol! Very well could be my fault. Hating reading slumps does make more sense. Getting close to my bedtime. I'm not thinking clearly 🤣 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Patchshank Same here, so could have just been me. We‘ll both go get some sleep now. 🤞 here‘s to better reading! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @Patchshank @Riveted_Reader_Melissa - Honestly, this little misunderstanding provided me with a morning giggle, so there's that 😂 4mo
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Since so many of us love the post office I thought I'd share this bad news. 😩 I'm over it. Why is that idiot still in charge? It's clearly more sabotage.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/postage-stamp-hike-mail-delivery-slowdown-usps/

Eggs 🤪🤨😶🤔 4mo
Patchshank @Eggs lol. You make a valid point. 4mo
AmyG DeJoy is horrible. I am surprised he wasn‘t ousted yet. 4mo
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The_Penniless_Author @AmyG Biden can't fire the Postmaster General like he can a Cabinet Secretary. Only the USPS Board of Governors can, and they're still majority Trump appointees. I guess there are three vacancies, and Biden's nominees are pending confirmation, so assuming they go through he hopefully should be out soon. 🤞 4mo
Patchshank @The_Penniless_Author yeah. It's still so insane though. His intentions are blatant and there is nothing that can really be done. I rather doubt any new laws will be passed to protect us from this kind of stuff in the future. It's so frustrating and a bit scary. The Trump administration really exposed a lot of cracks in the foundation that will probably never be fixed and probably will be taken advantage of by some other nutjob. 4mo
AmyG I thought I read the board had enough democrats appointed by Biden. And….I googled how Biden appointed 3 but it might not be enough. Ugh. (edited) 4mo
Patchshank @AmyG Honestly, this should be a bipartisan issue. Depressing that bipartisanship no longer exists. 4mo
The_Penniless_Author @AmyG Oh, you're right, all three did get confirmed by the Senate already. And I saw the same article you did - it still might not be enough to get him out 🙄 Maybe one hope is the SC case that was decided last month, Collins v. Yellen. SCOTUS ruled that it was unconstitutional that the President couldn't fire the director of the FHFA. The same argument could probably be applied to USPS. 4mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Saw this on reddit. Made me laugh, but I do kinda wonder what hand gestures we would have to make to represent them. 🤔

Nagini seems like it could just be the same hand gesture used to make a goose shadow puppet. I don't what the other two would be.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This is fantastic! I think a tight, flat hand (like paper with fingers together) could be Neville beheading Nagini. Gesturing a mouth (like mocking someone nagging you) for Nagini eating Snape, and scolding finger for Snape giving Neville detention. I clearly have nothing more importsnt to think about. 🤣 5mo
Patchshank @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I like that. And I also clearly have nothing more important to think about. 😅 5mo
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I got it! @booksellerofyourdiscontent @Mynameisacolour

I can't wait to read it!

@Reynosa8701 I mailed your book earlier today. I emailed you the tracking number.

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