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Saknicole

Saknicole

Joined May 2016

North to the future ❄️ HS English Teacher 📚 Reading in the Last Frontier 🌲
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
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River of Fire by Helen Prejean
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Another year of celebrating my husband with a Hobbity birthday. We are currently watching Two towers and are resting off our luncheon. #hobbitcore #moviemarathon #birthday

Amiable What a fun idea! 14h
Kimberlone So impressed with your menu graphic!! Jake says he‘s jealous. 14h
Kimberlone Omg extended Return of the King is over 4 hours 😮 14h
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RaeLovesToRead Yes to this menu 😲💕 14h
Daisey This is a fantastic way to celebrate a birthday! 12h
Saknicole @Kimberlone it‘s worth every minute. Just the added house of healing scenes 🔥 🔥 🔥 also it‘s 8:30PM and we are still going strong. 9h
Reggie Happy Birthday to your boyfriend and this is fabulous. 5h
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I had a wonderful start to the year with my reading. My favorite was the first- Sea of Tranquility. In between all this I‘ve been working in A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations for my freshman honors class.

#teachersoflitsy #january

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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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Obviously I‘m going to be dying for the next few years until the next one is released. #darlington #darkacademia

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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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Kimberlone Good review! I will eventually read this one since I have the kindle version but I‘m more interested in the hot disabled priest during war one you told me about (I think I also have that one on kindle) 1w
Saknicole @Kimberlone I started rereading hot one legged priest one last night! 1w
Kimberlone @Saknicole lol love it! 1w
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Song of Myself | Walt Whitman
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My favorite section of “SoM” -the section I teach & share the most. I rejoice in Whitman‘s joy in giving himself (and us) permission to ease & loaf & begin this journey together.

I thirty-one years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.

In 2023, I am taking time to enjoy & celebrate with each of the Whitman‘s 52 sections of “Song of Myself.”

#songofmyself2023 #transcendentalism #poetry

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Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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New bookshelves are the best way to start the new year 📚

My husband built this on the 31st and we put the books up on January 1st. I‘m so in love (with the man and the shelves ❤️)

#bookshelves #shelfie #newyearsnewshelves

AmyG Just lovely! 1mo
Kimberlone Turned out great! 4w
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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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I am so excited for these two books! Only 3 days until HELL BENT (ie the Gentleman Demon of Lethe) and 3 weeks until Chain of Thorns!

Is anyone else dying in anticipation?!

TrishB My daughter! Waiting for Hellbent. We are then going to see the author talk about it in a couple of weeks. (edited) 1mo
Saknicole @TrishB that is so awesome! I have been loving all her instaposts teasing the book. 4w
Kimberlone You know I‘m more than happy excited for Chain of Thorns, but I‘ll be trying to get both from Libby 4w
Saknicole @Kimberlone I have both preordered from B&N so I can always bring you my copies later if the loans are too long of a wait! 4w
Kimberlone @Saknicole i might have to take you up on that if the wait is too long (esp. for chain of thorns!) 4w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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2022 was an excellent year of reading! Ninth House was my favorite of the year. #2022reading #goodreads

Deblovestoread Well done!🎉 4w
Kimberlone 50 books, great job! Do you track the books you reread for teaching? 4w
Saknicole @Kimberlone yes, I definitely track most of my rereads with students. I spend so much time rereading those classics! 4w
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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31 years old today. I spent the day, as one friend referred to it, enjoying a very 30s birthday. My husband made me breakfast, I have been reading Sea of Tranquility, and we planned out a new bookshelf with track shelving in our living room. Perfection. Thank you all for sharing your books and joy with me this year.
#birthday #thirtysomething

LeahBergen Happy Birthday! ❤️📚❤️📚 1mo
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 1mo
Amiable That sounds like a perfect birthday to me (although I‘m in my 50s 😀). Happy birthday to you! 1mo
jlhammar Sounds lovely. Happy Birthday! 1mo
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Did anyone else enjoy the Barnes & Nobel 50% off all hardcovers sale? My husband and I were in Anchorage and luckily caught the sale after returning from visiting his family for Christmas. #barnesandnoble #cookbooks

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Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Cathy Helstone travels to her elusive brother Laon who has been a missionary in Elphame for 3 yrs. There is a religious mystery throughout & tension in the close relationship of Cathy & Laon. Cathy‘s love for Laon guides her throughout. The last 3rd of the book wanders but wraps up the religious mystery.

It is a unique gothic masterpiece- extensive biblical allusions, theology, sin, & taboo romantic partners.

#gothic #elphame #historicfantasy

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Does anyone else think that the husband is the stupidest man on earth? This modern story is proving to me for the 1 millionth time why I hate modern story lines in historic novels.

GreenGrl87 OMG YESSSSSS!!!!! An absolute flipping tool! 2mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Reading this with my Honors 9 students for the first time. Should I be ashamed to admit that I‘ve never actually read it before? With my regular 9 students we are watching the Muppet Christmas Carol- same thing right? 🎄#Dickens #classics #teachersoflitsy #christmas

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I cast on a new knitting project- a red, white, and blue cowl for my mother in law. I‘m about a third done with this novel. I like it, but it also violates my big annoyance which is a dual timeline for historic fiction. I can almost always live without the modern story. In this case I do care for Caroline, but still… #knittersoflitsy #craftersoflitsy #knitting #audiobook

Catsandbooks Pretty! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Over all I recommend this book for some light hearted romantic fantasy, especially the well produced audio. I love some angst, so the ending has me ramped up for starting the next book in the series.

Pros:
-Great audible narration
-Bad ass assassin protagonist with a heart of gold
-A male lead with love on his sleeve

Cons
-motivations feel cartoony at times (like over the top villainy or goodness)

#audiobook #fantasy #audible

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Introduction by Carl F. Hovde has some great phrasing to consider for this reread. #mobydick #teachersoflitsy

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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Great read for Banned Books Week. This is my first Alaska Battle of the Books read for the year. It was quick with some major impact in the brief story. I also appreciated learning about the South Korean political struggles. I had no idea about any of the political violence and fascism so recently in their past. #Bannedbooksweek #alaskabatleofthebooks #battleofthebooks #graphicnovels #bannedbooks #teachersoflitsy

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Banned Books Week Bulletin Board! All my classes do a Banned Books activity. Last year, a set of books was withheld from Seward HS library without any oversight from the Curriculum Review Committee after the assistant superintendent decided that the titles were too controversial. Titles included: “I Am A Feminist,” “We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide,” and others regarding LGBTQA representation. Censorship happens near and far.

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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Excellent! I just picked it up tonight and love it. An Alaska HS Battle of the Books selection for the year. Also just in time for Banned Books week. I‘m reading F451 with my juniors and this book is getting me excited for my censorship lecture! #battleofthebooks #bannedbooks #Korea #GraphicNovel #teachersoflitsy

Kimberlone I want to read this! 5mo
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Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare
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My sister in law and mutual book lover gifted me with this lovely 10th anniversary edition of Clockwork Angel. This last year Cassandra Clare has been my number 1 read author for sure. The Infernal Devices series is just perfection. Currently reading Chain of Gold! #YA #prettyeditions #shadowhunters #infernaldevices

Kimberlone Those illustrations 😍 5mo
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Enjoying some remnants of summer after a rainy August. Dillon is off on a motorcycle ride and I am attempting Ulysses which I‘ve been putting off all summer.

Kimberlone Omg Ulysses?! 5mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone it has been my very slow goal for this year 5mo
Kimberlone Good luck 🙏🏼 5mo
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Enjoying a quiet Monday off work for Labor Day with my new LitJoy mug. On this Labor Day, I am thankful for my right to organize as a labor union. Unions support workers rights. There are a million and one individual who work hard to create effective and supportive local associations. Thank you. #teachersoflitsy #laborunions

Kimberlone Cute mug! 5mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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Finishing my second book in the #LMPBC Round 15 and working on this sweater for my husband on a beautiful fall Sunday. @Catsandbooks I will have your next #LMPBC book in the post tomorrow after school. Hope it greets you well! #knitting

Tamra Oh, as a knitting newbie I‘m so envious of your skill! Making a sweater seem so far off. 5mo
Saknicole @Tamra the great thing about knitting is that you can always frog it without wasting anything but time! Also, knitting a sweater for a man is so much easier because they have a flat chest! Happy knitting! 🧶❤️ 5mo
Catsandbooks Beautiful work! No rush on the book! 5mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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Starting this read for #LMPBC Round 15. This is my last day before school starts again, so I am frantically painting my house and taking some reading time.

@Kdgordon88 the book made is safely to Alaska and I am enjoying a sit down with it!

Deblovestoread Yay! Thanks for letting me know. 😊 6mo
Catsandbooks Good luck with the new school year! 6mo
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I found this book pretty meh. I didn‘t fully care about all of the characters enough and found the only female character lacking in motivation. Even getting in her head didn‘t explain enough. That ending 🤷‍♀️ Honestly, I wish I had just been reading Billy‘s book of Mr. Abernathy‘s heroes. A summer book club pick. I still want to read A Gentleman in Moscow which I assume must be far better for all the love it gets. #bookclub

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Dragon Hunter | Paul Marks
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More Honeymoon reading. 💕📚 I am listening to The Lincoln Highway and working on my Narnia cross stitch. #honeymoon #Alaska

Bren912 Congratulations!🎉🍾 6mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 The beautiful heart of this novel woven through the magic, mystery, & blood is the relationships of women. At first Alex seems wholly isolated, but as the novel develops the power of her female relationships is intense and connective. She lives for those women, and I love seeing each step up for her as well. Of course there is the mystery of Darlington, but Tara‘s justice is just as valued. I am sequel ready! #LMPBC Group B #BOTM

Saknicole @Kimberlone I will text with more thoughts. I Loved it so much. Thank you for this book! ❤️ 6mo
Kimberlone I think I blacked out half of this book I literally don‘t remember any of the stuff you mention in your review haha 🤦🏽‍♀️ 6mo
Saknicole @Catsandbooks I posted the book today! It is set to arrive on 8/3 💌 6mo
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Kimberlone Also I just noticed we are both drinking in our pics 6mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone 🍷🥂☕️ if you count beverages in addition to soup you go up to 98% liquid and I‘m 82% 6mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole accurate 💦 6mo
Catsandbooks @Saknicole Thanks! I'll look out for it! I'm very excited based on your review!! 6mo
Catsandbooks I received the book today! ☺️ 6mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Morning reading on Prince William Sound #alaska #honeymoon #princewilliamsound

marleed What a beautiful view! 6mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Finishing the last bit of Ninth House on the MV Aurora. Dillon and I are headed to Cordova for an Alaskana honeymoon. I‘ll be posting the book tomorrow from the Cordova PO. I am in love with this book Btw, definitely not ready for it to end. #magic #alaska #readingonthewater #honeymoon #LMPBC Group B @Catsandbooks @Kdgordon88 @HufflepuffGirl90

Saknicole @Catsandbooks looks like I am #4 and you are #1 , so I am sending Ninth House to you. Does that sound correct? 💕 6mo
Catsandbooks @Saknicole yes that's correct! Absolutely gorgeous view btw! Enjoy your honeymoon! Congrats!! 💕🎉 6mo
Kimberlone I am glad you liked it! You know I had mixed feelings. I‘m mostly interested in the sequel for more of the Darlington character! 6mo
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Bookish_Viking I'm ready for book 2! 6mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone yes yes I NEED more Darlingon. I can‘t wait to see the darkness. 6mo
Saknicole @ReaperOfTerrasen I am also in need of book 2 now! 6mo
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These books might be the sweetest ever written. James Herriot recounts his Yorkshire Vet work in early marriage, and before leaving serve in WWII. My one critique is that I hope Helen, his wife, is more present in the next book. She is lovingly, but sparingly, depicted as a doting wife, but with little of her own personality, unlike the strong male characters. Photo of cute yard moose caught on film- mid 90s Anchorage #Alaska #moose

Kimberlone Cute moose!!! 7mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone It‘s a snap momma or daddy took on Honeysuckle. There are two photos. I love them haha (edited) 7mo
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Enjoying a quiet day at home for the 4th with a good book and the dogs. The beautiful @Kimberlone left this morning after an excellent weekend!

BrittanyReads Lovely picture! 7mo
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Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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Spent 3 days with my sister in law Jenna in the small town of Seldovia. Our friend Joe flew us in and we water taxied out. I read the entirety of Queen of Nothing and enjoyed the sun, waves, and a few Blueberry Mojitos (IYNYK) . I‘ll give more thoughts on the book soon. Worth the wait for the ending? Probs not but I still enjoyed it. #adventuring #ya #camping

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Talk about slow burn 🔥I loved the second book in this series, and am going to the library today to pick up the third. This one really ends on a cliff, and I need the next to affirm that Cardan has a plan?

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Hello from Alaska, ladies! Here are four BotM in my collection that I haven‘t read yet. I have more options if none of these work! @Catsandbooks @Kdgordon88 @HufflepuffGirl90

HufflepuffGirl90 Hello!! I vote for Ninth House or the Great Alone. I‘ve read the other two. 😊 8mo
Catsandbooks I've wanted to read all of those! So I'm good with any of them! 8mo
Deblovestoread I've read Summer Wives. My vote from the other 3 would be Ninth House. 8mo
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Dillon had been reading me the illustrated Harry Potter series since before we were engaged. Today was the first time he read me a chapter as my husband. 😊 How could I not marry a man who reads to me? #newlywed #readingisalovelanguage

AmyG ❤️ 8mo
BiblioLitten ❤️ 7mo
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My dear friend Maggie‘s new HP ⚡️ bookshelf. Last Tuesday she helped me do big city prep for my small city wedding on Thursday.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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First Half: meh, Jude is hard to fully empathize with initially - Second Half: builds to a freight train of intrigue and action. Jude‘s journey starts to make more sense and builds in I connective tissue. I loved this book but really only kept going because I was intrigued about how she was going to do anything that would lead to a connection between the two fated lovers. I can‘t wait for the next book!

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Mehso-so

A fun read, but I probably won‘t be continuing the series. Another example of being about 3 years behind on my Alaska Battle of the Books reads.

Kimberlone The Night Circus is such a better book than this one 8mo
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Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen
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Sleepytime tea and books. I love summer and having the option to read as late as I want. #teachersoflitsy #teatime

LapReader I‘m looking forward to our winter holidays for the same reason. 8mo
TheNeverendingTBR Sleepytime tea ❤️ 8mo
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I recently updated my bedroom and the key addition from Dillon, my almost husband (13 days 🙀), was the hanging of the Mirror of Erised. It‘s been leaning against walls since we moved in a year ago. He knows that he can likely never top that gift as it will always be the best gift ever given. I wanted it for so long and never would have bought it myself. It is beyond lovely! #mirroroferised

RaeLovesToRead Wow!!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 I love it! 8mo
Kimberlone 💖❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍 8mo
LeahBergen Very cool! 8mo
BiblioLitten Awesome! 😍 8mo
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It is really hard to take a square selfie with face and shirt in one 😂 So the shirt wins. I love this #outofprint Twain shirt. @Kimberlone knows that Twain love. Someday I want to be rich enough for us to golden girl it down the Mississippi in a steamboat #Twain #teachersoflitsy

Kimberlone OMG YAS #lifegoals #bucketlist too bad it‘s too late for us to also enjoy a live Hal Holbrook performance 😢 8mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone RIP 🪦 HAL HOLBROOK, the second coming of Twain. 8mo
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Cyrano de Bergerac | Edmond Rostand
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Have you seen the musical adaptation of Cyrano? I ❤️ it. It‘s less of a comedy than the play, & I miss the development of the friendships. However, it remains a beautiful adaptation of the core story. I adore the musical element; Roxanne‘s songs are perfect. The best song of the film tho is of 3 cadets pre-battle. If you haven‘t read the play, do! The English translation is witty & fun. Even my HNR LA 10 students love the play. #playtoscreen

vivastory I have been meaning to check this out. I love Peter Dinklage (I was familiar w/ him from Station Agent before GoT so he's not permanently fixed in my mind as Tyrion 😅) 8mo
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Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen
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These adorable floral bookmarks are the light of my springtime reading. I love them! 🌸🌷💕 #springtime #bookmarks #flowers

Colorful Flower Bookmarks, 30 PCS (Unknown Flower) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TCB9P9J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_51XYESQT1ZBP3KQFEQ8V?_...

Kimberlone They were so cute! 9mo
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Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen
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Enjoying the morning sun at home with my mom and @Kimberlone for Mother‘s Day. I bought these sweet floral bookmarks recently and give them each some as well. 🌸🌷🌼 #bookmarks #springtime #flowers

LeahBergen So pretty! 9mo
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Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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62% done & the narrative is running now! It is 🔥 🔥 🔥 Even though Roma & Juliet are older (19 or so) there are only stolen kisses which is fine because the tension and straight out violence of knives, fists, & guns provides excellent physicality. Their angry kisses in the heat of blood feud confusion are pretty compelling. Enemies to lovers, but sadly there are always two beds (& excitingly a million weapons) 🔪💣🏹 #starcrosslovers #Shanghai

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I read Heartstoppers Summer 2020, & it was the sweetest antidote to the 1st COVID summer. I was really optimistic about the adaptation. I‘m just here to say that the adaptation is PERFECTION. If you haven‘t watched the show or read the graphic novel, DO IT NOW! Your heart will thank you, these boys and their friends and family are the sweetest. Not a false moment. Also still available as a serial on #WEBTOONS. #lgbt 🌈 #graphicnovel #netflix

Saknicole @Kimberlone READ IT. At least the first collection which is basically the first season. So sweet. The show is pretty perfect though so at least finish the last few episodes 🌈❤️💕 9mo
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shanaqui I'm so bad at sitting down to watch things, but I hear so much enthusiasm about Heartstopper, and I love the comic so much... I might just have to! 9mo
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I cannot express how exceptional this novel is. As someone that teaches R&J on a yearly basis- THIS IS THE ADAPTATION THAT THE WORLD NEEDED. It is a MUST read. 1920s, Shanghai opposing gangs. In the R&J adaptation, this is more post teen love (19/20 now), full enemies after assumed teenage betrayal. I am already LOVING the sequel. Also, yes, I keep a planner mostly just to past pictures of book covers in. #shakespeareadaptation #teachersoflitsy

Kimberlone I will definitely check it out! 9mo
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My beautiful Slytherin Maggie got me a Hufflepuff set of HP books for my bridal shower. As you can tell from the look on my face, I‘m in love 🦡💛💍

LeahBergen Aww! 💛💛💛 9mo
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The Wedding Singer: A New Musical | Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar, Tim Herlihy
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@Kimberlone is in town for my Bridal Shower and we hit my my favorite LBS River City Books 📚 I got my mom a copy of Verity by Colleen Hoover.

Nute Are you friends from Litsy or before Litsy? Either way I love to see Littens getting together.🤗 Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 9mo
Saknicole @nute thanks you! @kimberlone is my sister and maid of honor, so we go way back ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Nute Sisters…”we go way back!”😂 That info made this post all the sweeter!💕 9mo
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Priest | Sierra Simone
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Have you ever gone to buy a book and the been told you actually bought it 2 years ago and just never read it? Well that‘s me today with this trash. I guess I should read it 😂

TrishB Lid of times 😁 10mo
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