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Joined January 2021

Just a bookworm in a bookish world, Ravenclaw, https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/50966027-donna My book blog: http://pigpenreads.com
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The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren
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Jack & Jill | James Patterson
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterJ

Today's pick is Jack and Jill. This is the third book in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. My grandfather is a fan of JP and got me hooked on him too 😊 Alex Cross is the first series I've read from JP.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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#AlphabetGame
#LetterI

Today's pick is I Am Not You Perfect Mexican Daughter. I enjoy reading books I can relate to. This one had a few things that hit close to home, not a lot but a few.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

kspenmoll I so enjoyed this book! 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 1d
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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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#ManicMonday
#LetterA

This seems like a fun game :)
📚: And I Darken
✒️: Annie Rains
🎬: Aaahh!! Real Monsters
👩🏽‍🎤: Avenged Sevenfold
🎶: Adore You- Harry Styles

@CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 2d
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterH

Today's pick is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This series means so much to me. When I started this series, only four books had been released. Harry and the gang helped me get through a tough time in my life 😊
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2d
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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterG

Geekerella was a cute story to read. Well, I thought it was cute 😊

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2d
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From Blood and Ash | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterF

Today's pick is From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I loved this book! One scene in particular made this book a five start rating for me 😁 Highly recommend it!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚❤️ 5d
Meshell1313 Oooh good choice! 5d
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Eleven on Top | Janet Evanovich
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterE

I love the Stepanie Plum series. It is hilarious all the way through. This book 11, so start with book 1 😊

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 5d
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The Bookworm Crush | Lisa Brown Roberts
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Here is my August #BookSpin TBR. I've also included the books chosen by @Sharpeipup for #TrappedOnAnIsland. Looking forward to this reading month! 😊

@TheAromaofBooks @aperfectmjk

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterD

Todays pick is Dark Lover by J.R. Ward. It is the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It is one of my favorite series! If you like vampires, paranormal, spice, action, and different romance tropes, check it out 😊

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the BDB!! 🖤🖤 7d
Tera66 Love BDB!! 6d
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Cradle and All | James Patterson
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterC

Yesterday I was traveling from Colorado back to Texas, so I missed the Alphabet Game. I'm here to catch up now :)

Today's pick is Cradle and All by James Patterson. This was my first JP read. My grandfather handed me a copy and suggested it to me. I've been a fan ever since 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I love it! 💙 7d
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterB

Today's book pick is Brutal Prince by Sophie Lark. If you like mafia and bully romance, this is a good read. 😊

Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for this fun game!

@texaschica45 @alexus_sb I tag you two to play :)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 1w
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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for bringing this fun game to our attention!
#AlphabetGame
#LetterA

I recommend And I Darken by Kiersten White. I really enjoyed this book. It took me by surprise.

I tag @texaschica45 @alexus_sb and anyone else that want to play 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 📚📚 1w
Nutmegnc That sounds like such a good book!! 1w
Pigpen_Reads @Nutmegnc I really enjoyed it! I wasn't sure about it when I picked it up, but I'm glad I read it 😊 1w
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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@Laughterhp These are the books that made it to the island with you! 😁 Happy Reading!!

@aperfectmjk

Laughterhp Oo yay thanks!! 1w
aperfectmjk Summer island... perfect. 1w
Pigpen_Reads Oops, forgot the hashtag! 1w
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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#SummerBookmarkSwap

Thank you @cwarnier for the awesome bookmarks!! I love the handmade one! 😊 This swapnwas fun to participate in!

cwarnier I am glad you enjoyed! 1w
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Got my #SummerBookmarkSwap in the mail today! It's headed your way @cwarnier 😊

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Another book I got at Book Bonanza and it's signed! Gonna read this now :)

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#Two4Tuesday

1. Does displaying special editions count? If so, yes!

2. Motherhood 😂

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3w
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Ruthless | Lexi Blake
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This is one of the many books I picked up at Book Bonanza. I'm almost done with it. It's so good too! The next book I pick will have a star on the cover. 😊

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Heart Bones | Colleen Hoover
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Today I came home from Book Bonanza. I had so much fun this weekend! I met so many bookworms and wonderful authors. I made new friends and found new-to-me authors. I got every book signed that I took and picked up some new books too (signed, of course). I also got the authors to sign this beautiful canvas! E.L. James, Colleen Hoover, Cathlin Shahriary, Helena Hunting, Anna Todd, Celia Aaron, and so many more! I hope to go again next year! 😁😊

AkashaVampie That sounds so awesome. Plus love the pic 1mo
wanderinglynn How fun! 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @AkashaVampie It was so much fun! Thank you. 1mo
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Pigpen_Reads @wanderinglynn I was so excited to meet the authors :) 1mo
LibrarianRyan So I have been hearing about Book Bonanza, but it's the first year I have heard anything. Can you fill me in? 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @LibrarianRyan It's the biggest book signing convention in the US. It was founded by Colleen Hoover and helps raise money for charity. There were about 200 authors signing. 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Pigpen_Reads huh, odd to not have heard of it. The website was a little lacking. I just see a list of people and that it was in TX. I just miss Book Expo and have not been able to get to ALA in years so feel like I am missing out. 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @LibrarianRyan Yes, for the next 2 years it will be in Texas. This was the third Book Bonanza event and went a lot smoother than the previous two (I was told). Tickets for next year go on sale next month. 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @LibrarianRyan It was my first time. I haven't been to other signings that were big. Only a small one with 30 authors. 1mo
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Smartasses: A Sexy Nerd Rom Com Anthology | Sonali Dev, Helena Hunting, Jana Aston, Penny Reid, Sara Ney, Avery Flynn, Jiffy Kate, Susannah Nix, Kayley Loring, Karen Grey, Erin Mallon, Krystyna Allyn
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Checked in at the Gaylord Texan and registered for Book Bonanza 2022!! I'm super excited!!! 😁😁

AmyG Fun!!! Have a great time! 1mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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#LitsySummerSwap
Thank you @AmyG for this wonderful box! The candle smells so good. And the cards, I definitely needed some! Thank you for the cute tote bag, card, and bookmark. I can't wait to read these books. Now to decide which one to read first! 😊

@Kdgordon88 @rsteve388

AmyG Glad you like it. Enjoy your “summer romance”. ❤️ 1mo
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Burn Baby Burn | Meg Medina
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Opened my #SpookySummer box from @Maggie4483 Thank you so much! The bookmarks are so cute and the cup is pretty cool! The lollipop ghosts are cute and my favorite. I'm so looking forward to reading these books 😁

@paperwitchs #SpookySummerSwap

Maggie4483 Did you see that the cup lights up!?!? 1mo
Maggie4483 I‘m glad you like it. ❤️ I‘m thinking about leaving work early to go open mine. 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @Maggie4483 Yes! I turned it on and was entranced by it. I love it! I like that is has different modes to the lights. I hope you like your box! 1mo
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I'll Be the One | Lyla Lee
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@alexus_sb Thank you so much for this bonus birthday gift in my #SliceOfSummer box. I cannot tell you how much I fangirled over the Twilight stickers!!! This extra book love definitely put a huge smile on my face 😁

@Catsandbooks

alexus_sb Yay! As a fellow Twilight fan, I had to include the stickers. It wouldn‘t be a birthday without them haha. Happy birthday! 🎁🎂🎊🎉🎈 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @alexus_sb Thank you so much! It made me super happy! 😁🥰 1mo
Catsandbooks Love twilight and love this!! ❤️ 1mo
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The No-Show | Beth O'Leary
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@alexus_sb did a great job with my #SliceOfSummer box! I am obsessed with pigs and have never seen a wine glass like this one! 😍 Also, she included a bonus birthday present. I will post that on it's own in a bit. The Name of the Wind has been on my TBR for years now 😁

@Catsandbooks thank you for hosting this swap! It was a lot of fun!

alexus_sb Yay! I‘m happy you like it! When I saw the pig glass I had to get it lol 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @alexus_sb It's so cute! I love it! 1mo
Catsandbooks So adorable! Have a great summer! ☀️ 1mo
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XOXO | Axie Oh
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Opened my #StaycationInTime box and I love it! I chose South Korea and @sblbooks nailed it 😁 The bookmarks are so gorgeous 😍 I will be using the tumbler and pouches for everyday life. The snack is so good, the squishies are super cute, and the candle smells so good! I'm so excited about the books and especially the South Korea 101 book. Thank you @sblbooks for putting this together. And thank you @Chrissyreadit and @DinoMom for hosting this swap

Chrissyreadit Wow!!! It looks like a great package! @sblbooks does put together AMAZING Staycations! 1mo
sblbooks I'm so glad you like everything! 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @Chrissyreadit I completely agree! This box was amazing 😊 1mo
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Pigpen_Reads @sblbooks Thank you so much! You're awesome!! 1mo
sblbooks @Pigpen_Reads you're welcome! You did an amazing job with my theme as well. 1mo
DinoMom Great package 1mo
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My #SpookySummerSwap box came in today! Thank you @Maggie4483 😊

@paperwitchs

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Without Merit: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Today I took a trip to The Bookworm Box store. Colleen Hoover's store!! 😃 It's such a nice store! I fangirled quietly to myself 😅 Ah, I loved it! 🥰

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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I'm getting ready for the Book Bonanza event happening July 7th-9th. I'm so excited to be going and getting the chance to meet some amazing authors! Got my books bagged, tagged, and ready to go! 😊 Anyone else going?

Chrissyreadit Ohh!! Sounds like fun! Where is it? 1mo
Pigpen_Reads @Chrissyreadit It's in Grapevine, TX! I'm so excited! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you have the best time! 1mo
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Just got my #SliceOfSummerSwap box today! Thank you @alexus_sb I can't wait to open it :)

@Catsandbooks

alexus_sb Yay! 😊 2mo
Catsandbooks Hooray!! 😎 ☀️ 2mo
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Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
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Got my #staycationswap box today. I had a full day of family fun today and just got home. Thank you @sblbooks

@Chrissyreadit @DinoMom

Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌❤️🙌🙌 2mo
sblbooks I'm glad it arrived safely!🎊 2mo
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The Staycation | Cressida McLaughlin
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Mailed out my #StaycationSwap box yesterday! I forgot to post it 🤦🏽‍♀️ It's headed your way @sblbooks

@DinoMom @Chrissyreadit

sblbooks I can't wait! Thanks😁 2mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌😍🙌 2mo
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20 Questions-- Answered | Kirk Schreifer, John Sivell
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Posted a new blog post yesterday! It's been a while since I have 😊 I've missed blogging about books. I would love for y'all to check it out!
https://pigpenreads.wordpress.com/2022/06/16/the-20-questions-book-tag/

AmyG I got an email that your swap package arrived. Just wanted you to know I will pick it up tomorrow (hopefully) and post a picture. Thank you! 2mo
Pigpen_Reads @AmyG Awesome! I hope you enjoy it!! 2mo
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Sent out my #SpookySummer box today. Once again, I forgot to take my phone inside with me and take a picture 🤦🏽‍♀️

@paperwitchs

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Summer Fun | Jeanne Thornton
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AmyG Awesome! That was fast. 🎉 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎉 2mo
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Book of Summer | Michelle Gable
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Got my #SliceofSummerSwap box sent out today. It's headed your way @alexus_sb Should arrive on Thursday!

Also got my #LitsyLoveSummerSwap box out today. It's headed your way @AmyG Should arrive on Thursday!

@Catsandbooks #soss
@rsteve388 @Kdgordon88

That's 2 out 4 boxes being shipped out this week! 😊📚🏖

Catsandbooks Yay! 😎 ☀️ 2mo
AmyG Ha! I just mailed yours. Arrival Friday. 👊🏻 2mo
Pigpen_Reads @AmyG Awesome! 😊 2mo
Kdgordon88 Yay!! 2mo
alexus_sb Yay! I'm so excited, thank you! 2mo
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Currently reading The True Love Bookshop by Annie Rains. It's the third book in the Somerset Lake series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but characters from the previous books pop up and are mentioned. I love Annie Rains storytelling. 💙💙

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ITS MY BIRTHDAY | Liesbet Slegers
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I received some birthday cards over the past few days. Waited until today to open them! Thank you so much!
@Pogue @Christyco125 @Lovesbooks87 @BookwormAHN #LitsyLoveBirthdayCrew
I felt the love today, it's much needed right now 😊

AmyG Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁 2mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 2mo
Pigpen_Reads @AmyG Thank you!! 2mo
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sblbooks Happy belated birthday🎉🎂🎁 2mo
Pigpen_Reads @sblbooks Thank you! 2mo
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Hunting Adeline | H D Carlton
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Finally picked up the second book in the Cat & Mouse Duet. So, this is a very dark romance. Check trigger warnings before going into it. Zade, ah! Love him 😅

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Agent Zero: Region Two Series | Janet Walden-West
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I recently won a signed copy and some swag from Janet Walden-West. I'm so happy to have won 😊

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I Forgot! | Susan Monson
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I just realized I never posted my May #bookspin TBR or the bingo board. So, here it is, all late. Lol. The picture isn't that great, but it's gonna have to do for now.
#DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!!! Love the book you chose to tag 😂 3mo
Pigpen_Reads @TheAromaofBooks I thought it was appropriate 😅 3mo
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Tacos for Two | Betsy St. Amant
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It's opening day for the #recipeswap! Once I received my package from @Sapphire I could not wait to open it :) I'm so looking forward to reading Tacos for Two! And the recipes both sound amazing, can't wait to try them out! Thank you for the seasoning and the Snacking Cakes book! 😁

@BennettBookworm

LeahBergen Snacking Cakes is one of my favourite cookbooks. 👍 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Tacos for two sounds like a delight! 3mo
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Haven't done this in a while!

1. Other than reading, I like to listen to true crime videos on YouTube. My favorite channel is That Chapter.

2 Yes, sometimes I read and write book reviews. I have a website that's for books, but I haven't posted in a while 😬

3. My favorite reading spot is my new blue couch. It's super comfortable.!

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Dark Secret | Danielle Rose
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I forgot to get a picture of the package I sent out today. But, I took a picture of the post office! Lol. @Sapphire It's on its way to you!
#recipeswap @BennettBookworm

I hope everyone that endured the storms today in Texas and surrounding areas are okay!

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Dark Secret | Danielle Rose
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Got my package for the #recipeswap today! @Sapphire Thank you! I will have yours out tomorrow!
@BennettBookworm Thank you for hosting!!

(The tagged book is what I'm currently reading).

BennettBookworm Yayyy! 3mo
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The Thirteen Witches | Jodi Lynn Anderson
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I bought these 3 books on Wednesday in preparation of my wrist surgery yesterday. Other than pain and a bandage wrapping around my wrist, I'm doing fine. I won't be writing any #litsylove letters anytime soon, but I may be able to type them out! It's not easy typing this with one hand though. Lots of chicken pecking and autofill happening here. 😂

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The Iron King | Julie Kagawa
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Opened my #SpeculativeSpringSwap package!!
I'm so happy with my goodies. I love the pig post-it notes! 😁 thank you @alexus_sb I will be sending you a friend request on Goodreads!!
#SSS

@Avanders

alexus_sb @Pigpen_Reads Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything! When I saw this pig stickies, I HAD to get them! Enjoy! 4mo
Pigpen_Reads @alexus_sb Thank you so much! I just sent you a friend request on goodreads! 😊 4mo
Avanders 😍😍🔮🧬🦠 4mo
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#AprilPoetrySwap
Thank you @TheBookHippie
There were more rice crispies, but my kids got to them before I could get a picture 😂 Looking forward to reading some poetry!

TheBookHippie I hope you got the candy bar!!! 😱 4mo
TheBookHippie Enjoy! 📘💙📘 4mo
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Pigpen_Reads @TheBookHippie Yes, I did get that 🙈 it's gone already. Lol. 4mo
TheBookHippie @Pigpen_Reads 🤣 Well then I sent the correct kind! ♥️🍫 4mo
Pigpen_Reads @TheBookHippie Yeah, sorry! 4mo
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Just got some #bookmail
Both of these have caught my interest!
Can't wait to dive into them 😊

Chrissyreadit Did you get your poetry swap package? 4mo
Pigpen_Reads @Chrissyreadit Yes! I let @TheBookHippie know I received it in a post she tagged us in 😊 I forgot to post a picture since I confirmed on that post. 4mo
Chrissyreadit Ok! Thanks! 4mo
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Got my #AprilPoetrySwap shipped out today! Should arrive on Saturday 😊 Enjoy!

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
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It's Spring Time! | Elizabeth Bennett
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@alexus_sb My #SpeculativeSpringSwap package came in today! Thank you 😊
#SSS

Thank you @Avanders for hosting!

alexus_sb Yay!! I‘m so glad you got it 4mo
Pigpen_Reads @alexus_sb I can't wait to open it! 😊 4mo
Avanders 🔮🦠🧬🧜🏼‍♀️♥️👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
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