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Rachel.Rencher

Joined April 2017

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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I got a gift card to the local bookstore for a gift swap at work! I spent like 3x what the card was worth, but that's okay. 😂📚

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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Mehso-so

This book has a really interesting premise: what if the US was run by a monarchy? It subtly criticizes our government which was pretty clever, but it was probably 100 pages too long. I would've liked more focus on Beatrice and less on Daphne, Sam, and Nina. They just got under my skin and I ended up skimming their chapters toward the end.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, Winston has a bloody cleaver on the bed. How else do you think we got our turkey (see the top right corner of the photo 🤣🦃).

AmyG Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 (he is so cute) 1d
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Decided to rip all of these books off the shelves and finally organize them. 😅 I'm sure I'll regret this in 20 minutes.

TheBookHippie 😂😅I‘ve done this! 😬 3d
IndoorDame I‘m always hating myself halfway through my books reorganizing binges 😢😩 but it doesn‘t stop me from redoing the shelves several times a year 😂 2d
RaeLovesToRead 😂😂😂 Good luck!!!! I always do this... it feels like such a good idea. 2d
RaeLovesToRead ...to start with 😅😅 2d
marleed My books are my grownup toys and I love to play with my toys! 2d
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Humans | Brandon Stanton
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My mom sent me this book as a birthday gift. I've been looking through it and it's really inspiring.

TheBookHippie I agree -I love it. 2d
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American Royals | Katherine McGee
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This book is going to keep me up all night. ☕

Librarianaut That book was a lot of fun 6d
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American Royals | Katherine McGee
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Starting American Royals 👑

MeganAnn Ooh I loved this one! ❤️ 7d
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Winnie is upset that today was a rainy, cold Sunday. Great for the reading marathon that his humans had...bad for walkies.

NataliePatalie What a handsome boy!!! 2w
wanderinglynn Aw, that is a disappointed face! ❤️🐶 2w
UnidragonFrag Oh my gosh, what a cutie face! 😍 2w
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kspenmoll What a cutie!!! 2w
Brooke_H I have that Idaho mug. 😂 Which state is the other mug? 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Brooke_H It's Nebraska! We just moved here from Idaho a few months ago. 2w
Brooke_H @Rachel.Rencher Excellent! 2w
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Next up 🤓

BarbaraBB Enjoy! 2w
Libby1 I loved this book. 2w
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This is easily one of the most interesting memoirs I've ever read. Stephanie Land really highlighted the challenges and utter bullshit that she went through as a single mom who did everything in her power to escape an abusive relationship and protect her young daughter. It also made me realize what my life could have been if my grandma wasn't around when my mom left my father. I'm very grateful that many of the challenges were hidden from me.

ShelleyBooksie I love reading opinions so different from my own ♡. I could not.connect with this book at all - I found her to be very entitled. 2w
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I'm just going to have a reading marathon of one until I can watch Taylor Swift on SNL tonight. ❤ Up next: Maid - Stephanie Land.

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This book was incredible. I sometimes wonder how an author can bring something new to the writing craft when so much has already been published, yet Amor Towles did it. The count down of chapters to mimick Emmett's state of mind. The various narrators. The flawless interweaving of mythological stories. The commentary on human nature. I just adored this book. 600 pages felt like it wasn't enough.

Aims42 Totally agree with your review 😁 I easily could‘ve (and quite frankly, I really want to) read another 600 pages of their adventures 2w
MaureenMc I so want to know what happened to Sally! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @MaureenMc Me, too!! I hope she got exactly what she wished for. 2w
kspenmoll Great review! 2w
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I'll admit, I did not finish this book in one day. I got through about 450 pages in one sitting and got restless. 😂 But I'm all cozied up in the blanket made by Lucas and I'm ready to marathon read! 🤓📚

Twainy Audiobook was fantastic!!! 🖤 and it‘s not my genre. 2w
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I'm challenging myself to get through this whole book today. 🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Let me know how it is!! And good luck!! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
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Anyone else feel like they have so much time to read today? Daylight savings is good for something, I guess. 😂

vivastory I love it 📚📚 3w
Aims42 Yes!! 3w
quietjenn The best thing about it 🙂 3w
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Pickpick

This book was so stinking cute. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. 😍

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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This is a really cute read so far! I started it an hour ago and I'm already 100 pages in. I'll probably finish it today. 🤗

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Amor Towles debut novel is so beautiful. I kept pausing while reading to jot down quotes that I loved which I've only ever done before with The Gentleman in Moscow.

ATB Love this book!!! 3w
staci.reads I fell completely in love with this book. I don't reread often, but this is one I know I'll return to. 3w
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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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I'm not kidding when I tell you that one of the best things about living in Omaha is the monthly friends of the library book sale. 😍 I got all of these for $50. 📚

RaeLovesToRead Nice haul! Catch 22 is amazing. 3w
BrittanyReads Yay! Terrific haul!! I adore my friends of the library bookstore. I think 75% of my shelves came from there. 🙂 3w
quirkyreader I‘ve got that same Dickens edition that I found while thrifting. 3w
Teresereading We have one at my local library, but it's on a Friday and mostly I miss it because I'm at work 3w
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My book order came in today. 😍

LeslieO Nice haul!👏👏👏 4w
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In a weird, roundabout way, this book may have helped my husband figure out where his great grandparents came from. We're deep into researching the Jewish migration to Alaska after WW2. If you know of any good books on the topic, let me know. 👀

megnews Wow. How cool! Good luck! 4w
GingerAntics That‘s really cool!!! 4w
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Nov. box is gonna be great! 😍

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I have a student who is OBSESSED with the Grishaverse. She has re-read the 6th book in the series more than 13 times to try to understand the ending. She even drew an elaborate map to explain the universe to me. So, I'm going to start reading the series so I can understand what she's talking about. In the meantime, can anyone tell me about this series? Spoilers are welcome!

BarkingMadRun This was so good, I‘m on the lookout for the second one already! 1mo
Nutmegnc I actually got into the series on the recommendation of one of my students !! I‘ve read them all now. Good rec! 1mo
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Happy Saturday. 🤗

TheSpineView Well written but so sad. Hope you enjoy 1mo
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Winston decided to take a nap right where I set my book instead of his usual spot on his bed. I reached down to grab it and got a handful of fuzzy ear instead. 🥺

rachelk My name is Rachel and I also have a dog named Winston! What are the odds? 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @rachelk And my maiden name starts with a K! Twins 👭 1mo
rachelk Whoa! 😊💕 1mo
Tera66 Your pup is so pretty. 1mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Happy Saturday 🤗

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I now have all of his books, and this one is signed. 😍

Crazeedi Can't wait to read his new one!! 1mo
AmyG Nice! I loved this book so much. 1mo
marleed Nice! 1mo
282Mikado You've sparked my interest in this author. Historical fiction is probably my favorite genre and you have me intrigued with Towles. If he is as good as you say it is a pity he has so few books out there. 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @282Mikado It is a pity! I thought he was over hyped so I put off A Gentleman in Moscow for a long time, but my expectations were blown out of the water. He's now toward the top of my list of favorite authors. 1mo
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A Farewell to Arms | Ernest Hemingway
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I've visited Hemingway's grave, but I've never actually read a book by him. I just brewed some fresh coffee so I can dive into my first one. 🤓

zguta My fav Hemingway is “The Sun Also Rises” - happy reading 2mo
282Mikado My first Hemingway was “For Whom the Bell Tolls“ which I found much more enjoyable than this. I have “The Sun Also Rises“ on the shelf, but it may sit there for a awhile following this read. 1mo
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This is my favorite book of the year so far. I already have plans to re-read it. My god is Towles a talented writer. That ending was so unexpected, and I admire the craftsmanship on the part of the author and his characters.

MaureenMc Towles‘ writing is exquisite! I‘m in the middle of The Lincoln Highway and it‘s just as fabulous so far. 2mo
Aims42 I‘m so happy to hear you loved this! It‘s an annual re-read for me too ❤️ And definitely pick up ‘The Lincoln Highway‘, I finished it this weekend and was in love with Mr Towles‘ writing all over again 🥰 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Aims42 I just got it in my BotM! I'll read it soon. 😍 2mo
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It's nice to know that other people have just as terrible of a memory as I do. 😅

Laughterhp This happens every time I try to write a review! I have to go back and confirm the names 🤣 2mo
JamieArc Whenever someone asks me what the list book I read was… I fear this question because I often can‘t remember - I have too many books swirling around in my head! 2mo
TiredLibrarian Me at any book discussion, unless I have notes 😅 2mo
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This is easily the most random bookmark I've ever gotten in a second hand book. It's a pamphlet for birth control. 😂

What's the most random bookmark you've ever found?

slategreyskies Probably a plane ticket. ✈️ 2mo
Aims42 😂😂😂 2mo
TiredLibrarian Hope they figured out how to use the birth control! 2mo
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Chrissyreadit I think it‘s a great use for directions when they are no longer needed. 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Chrissyreadit Oh for sure! Just thought it was funny 2mo
Lcsmcat The most random I ever found was a business plan for a sno-cone stand. 2mo
Laughterhp That‘s so weird! I think the most random thing I found was a plane ticket or I‘ve found like those pocket religious prayer cards 2mo
Christine In an LFL book I recently found a bookstore business card with someone‘s credit card number written on it. At least it was expired (which I knew because they also included the expiration and CVV)! 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Christine That's kind of scary! I hope nobody's ever left my CC info on a slip like that. 🙃 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Lcsmcat LOL I actually really like that! 2mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Such a great box this month. 😍

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Good night 🔥📖🐶

Librariana So cozy looking! Enjoy and have a good night 😊 2mo
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Uhm...I'm on a "book ban" right now. Yep.

Ladygodiva7 Lol yep! And I love paperfury! She‘s funny! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Yes!! Haha. Except 6 months = closer to 3 years 😅 2mo
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Book haul from the library sale today! $30 for all of these. 😁📚

TheKidUpstairs Awesome haul! 2mo
cant_i'm_booked Nice!! 2mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 2mo
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I wrote a letter gushing about books and sent it to Purdue. They sent back an acceptance letter to their grad school. 🤓📚 #FutureLibrarian

squirrelbrain Wow, how exciting! 🎉🎉 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Congratulations!!!! 2mo
NikkiM5 Awesome congratulations 🎉 2mo
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Kdgordon88 Congrats! 2mo
Eyelit Congrats!🎉 2mo
Bianca Congrats!! 2mo
TheSpineView That's wonderful! Congrats! 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Tamra Yay for you!!!! 2mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🤩 2mo
TheLudicReader Fantastic. 2mo
SamAnne Congrats! 2mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 2mo
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Diving right in on this cloudy Saturday morning. 🤓 I'm heading out to a Friends of the Library book sale in a couple hours! 📚📚

BkClubCare My top priority today is to pickup books I ordered from the local indie bookstore 😊📚👏 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @BkClubCare That sounds like a fabulous day to me 🤗 2mo
RenePenn Loved this book!!! Also, I worked our Friends iof the Library sale a couple weeks ago and it was so much fun! So many books!! Sounds like you have the perfect day planned! 2mo
Monica5 Love Book Sales at the Library 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures So lucky!! My library has cancelled this year's sale. I am glad they are keeping staff safe but also sad for my missed bookhaul. 2mo
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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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Okay I think this is an unpopular opinion, but I didn't think The Road was boring at all. I think the pared back language set a bleak and pessimistic mood in a way that vivid imagery of a walk through a barren, post-apocalyptic landscape wouldn't have been able to accomplish. I think it's harder to forgo embellishments and trust one's reader. I give this book five stars, easily.

Hestapleton I LOVE THIS BOOK 2mo
Soubhiville Agreed! I thought this book was amazing. 2mo
thebluestocking Yes! One of my favorites of all time. 2mo
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eanderson I loved this book. It creeped me out! 2mo
NikkiM5 Agreed, I enjoyed this book 👍🏾 2mo
kplovesbooks I really enjoyed the movie; I haven't gotten to the book yet but I intend to. 2mo
Bookzombie I also loved this one. 2mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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🥳🥳🥳 #botm

ChaoticMissAdventures I love all of this! I just finished Harlem Shuffle today and it was so good! I already had Lincoln Highway preordered, I don't have his others with BOTM tags, so wanted to keep them all looking the same. I hope you enjoy them all.
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marleed @ChaoticMissAdventures haha - I sat for several minutes trying to decide on the Lincoln Highway from BoTM. Like you I have his other hardbacks in non-botm format. So, I didn‘t get it yet, but it may be an add-on in November! 2mo
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Ahhh, I'm so torn on whether I should order this book! My interest is piqued since I recently moved to Nebraska & have driven this highway like 10 times this year, but historical fiction has sort of felt like a drag lately. Thoughts?

Kimberlone I loved A Gentleman in Moscow so much, that even if this book is only half as good, it will be worth it. 2mo
Mitch @Kimberlone agreed! I loved that book - unexpectedly! 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Kimberlone Ahh okay I'm sold! I actually haven't read A Gentleman in Moscow for reasons that I don't even know...but I've heard nothing but good things. Maybe I should start that one next. 🤔 2mo
staci.reads I ordered this one and Harlem Shuffle. I loved Towles's Rules of Civility! 2mo
GinaKButler @staci.reads Rules of Civility is one of the very few books my entire book club LOVED. 2mo
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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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My sinus infection got the best of me today. I had to take a sick day, but I've gotten through most of this novel. 🙌 Also, I'm strangely craving chocolate so thank goodness these Raisinets were buried in my cabinet. 🤣

BookwormAHN Hope you feel better 🍀 2mo
slategreyskies Hope you feel better soon! 💕 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Sending healing vibes 2mo
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 🌸 2mo
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My little reading buddy has been taking good care of me as I battle a sinus infection this weekend. His sweater arrived today and he was thrilled to put it on. 🤗

Ruthiella So cute! ❤️🐶 2mo
Nute Adorable!🐶🧡 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin What a sweetie!💜 2mo
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BrittanyReads So precious! Hope you're better soon! 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm 😍😍😍 That's his color! 2mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 2mo
OriginalCyn620 He‘s so cute! 🐶❤️ Hope you feel better soon! 😊 2mo
TheSpineView Cuteness! 🧡🐾 2mo
TheRiehlDeal O.M.G. SO cute. ❤️❤️🐶 2mo
Megabooks Such a cutie! 2mo
Hooked_on_books That is just too cute! 2mo
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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The end of this book fell flat for me. 😕

DivineDiana Sorry that happened. 🙁 2mo
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Popped into a thrift shop while Lucas was at the barber and casually grabbed 15 books. 📚

vivastory Nice haul! Confederacy of Dunces is one of my faves (edited) 2mo
Liatrek Read the Girl you left behind with a box of Kleenex ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I love bookhaul posts! 😍 Nice finds! 2mo
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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New mug 🌸

Nute PRETTY new mug!🙂 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Nute Thanks 🤗☕ 2mo
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Since Winston is more of a fan of clothes than we thought he'd be, we bought him his first ever Halloween costume! Inspired by his favorite toy as a puppy, we decided to make him a dragon. 🐲

His neck is a little too floofy for the hood to stay on and he tries to attack the wings (hence why they're down for the photo), but it's still pretty cute. 🤣

AmyG I love it! 2mo
vivastory 🤣 Awesome 2mo
Bookzombie 💕🐶 2mo
BookwormM So adorable 🥰 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Soooo cute!! 2mo
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As a first year teacher, I have no clue how Erin Gruwell was able to pull off this amazing feat. It''s hard not to compare myself to her and feel inadequate. I know that's not what she intended, but I feel like I could never draw that same passion and ambition from my students. Have any other teachers read this and felt that way?

perfectsinner Oh good, this is in my pile 3mo
TheBookHippie Depends where you teach or who maybe, but I‘ve had students like this at the alternative high school. As for first year -I‘ve seen it happen to two teachers in my 30 years of being a literacy tutor advocate. So it was an amazing feet in this story. Teachers are rock stars -I bet you are amazing. In my experience it‘s a mix generally of just the right time, place, students ..a lot of times you don‘t get to see your affect. But it‘s there! 🤍 3mo
LA_Mead Yup. You are definitely not alone! I like to think that all the little things add up 😊 You never know what little things will change a kid‘s life. ❤️ 3mo
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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Happy for a day off so I can start this book! It's been on my TBR ever since I saw it on a few BookToks. 🤓

LoverOfLearning No way! I found this in a little free library yesterday and it's now on my shelf! Ha! 3mo
JamieArc I have been meaning to read this for two summers now! I think it will be top of the list for next summer. 3mo
Teresereading It‘s a great little read 3mo
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Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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This was SUCH a perfect prequel to The Hate U Give. 👏👏

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Not book related, but I had to show off Winston's first sweatshirt. 🥺 I always thought he'd hate clothes, but his little nub wiggled like crazy when we put it on him. The sleeves just need to be rolled bc his legs are too short. 😭🥺

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Too cute!! 😍 3mo
Soubhiville Lol, cutie! It‘s funny, my dog, a short haired mix breed, loves her fleece jacket when it‘s cold, yet my hairless cats HATE having sweaters on. They‘d rather just burrow under blankets. 3mo
ElizaMarie He looks so handsome!!! 3mo
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Smrloomis Adorable! 😍 3mo
deeannloso So cute! 3mo
KathyWheeler What a cutie! 3mo
GondorGirl Winston looks so cozy and adorable! 🧡 3mo
Aims42 Awwwwww!!! 3mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 So cute!! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Oh my gosh, that‘s adorable! My dogs buck like Broncos if you put any clothes on them, so good dog, Winston! (edited) 3mo
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