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Shannon_McKinney

Shannon_McKinney

Joined September 2016

Mom & wife. Book hoarder/reader, Chicago Cubs fan, geocacher.lover of tacos. Librarything shannon2708 goodreads shannon_mckinney.
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Magnolia Story | Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
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I finally mustered up enough strength to listen to an audiobook. Lately after my 3rd and 4th craniotomy that left me with cranial nerve palsy that effects my eye sight - looking at all my books just brings an overwhelming sadness to me. My husband took me to Chip & Jo‘s silos last week & we had an amazing time. (My first time in Texas) On our flight home I decided to download their audiobook & I really enjoyed it. It brought me joy. 💚

Smrloomis Glad you had a good trip 👍🏽♥️🌈 5d
Sace Glad you had fun and you enjoyed the audiobook 5d
Jas16 I am so glad you liked the audiobook! 5d
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Brain Tumors | Francis Ali-Osman
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Sorry I have been MIA lately! My phone has been wacky, and I‘ve been told I need hearing aides, and have a regrowth of a brain tumor. So, in the whirlwind of things I haven‘t had much time. I‘ll be having a third brain surgery May 21st. Just wanted to check in hopefully everyone else is okay! ❤️ #graymatters #braintumors

cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts to you! 7mo
Judybskt Keeping you in my thoughts. 7mo
BookNAround Prayers for you. 7mo
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Jas16 Keeping you in my thoughts and sending ❤️ 7mo
rwmg All the best 🙏🙏🙏 7mo
TrishB Sending positive vibes 💜 7mo
Bookwormjillk 🙏🙏🙏 7mo
Shannon_McKinney Thank you all! Litsy has the best community! ♥️ 7mo
ravenlee Good luck. Sending love. 💗💗💗 7mo
kspenmoll I so hope all goes well and you recover quickly. 💕💕 7mo
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The 5 Love Languages of Children | Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
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Interesting take on how children receive love compared to how adults give it. 4/5 stars

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Has a lot of helpful information 4/5 stars

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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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My book/movie/vinyl haul. Bummed I got Flukeman twice. I was hoping to get Molder and Scully of course. But, a good haul anyways! #bookhaul

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Castle of Lies | Kiersi Burkhart
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I honestly can‘t believe this is being marketed as a YA book. From the start there is an overtone of severe alcoholism, and as the book goes on it has quite a few crude topics. (Sex/Incest, interspecies love, violence/rape, etc.)

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A great day to finish a book...
I‘m ready for summer! I liked Caroline it was different from the original as it was generally historically accurate.

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So my albino African dwarf frog scared me to DEATH! I was sitting in my library room looking for a book and I happened to notice eyes staring back at me! He is always fully submerged in water so he gave me a mini heart attack - I wasn‘t expecting it. Haha He had turned a brownish color, but thankfully once back in his tank he seems to be doing alright. Thanks for the heart attack little frog. 🐸

GypsyKat I used to have a mystery snail that liked to escape the tank and have adventures around my living room. 🐌 Pets keep life interesting! 😂 10mo
Shannon_McKinney @GypsyKat haha Yes! They definitely do keep life interesting! He made it a good 20 feet from my living room to the library. At least he knew where to find me! 🤣 10mo
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Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 10mo
Megabooks Wow! What a cutie! I love frogs. 10mo
GypsyKat @Shannon_McKinney Hilarious! I‘m so glad it‘s a fun story and nothing happened to him! ❤️ 10mo
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Went to Short North in CBus and made a new custom “bookish” candle with hubby! (It smells amazing!) Then we went to the German Village in CBus to the Book Loft also AMAZING it has 32 rooms full of books!! I had to contain myself since I have a gift card to half price from Christmas so my book haul is 2 books and 2 postcards plus my candle! Happy reading littens! #bookhaul #candle #bookstore #ohio

ravenlee The Book Loft is one of my all-time favorite bookstores! 11mo
Shannon_McKinney @ravenlee it is amazing! We only live about 45 mins away from CBus & I just recently found out that it was there! I usually drive to Dayton to hit up the Dollar Book Swap on the weekends or Half Price in Beavercreek, but The Book Loft was definitely worth the drive to CBus! 😊 11mo
ravenlee My family lived in Gahanna for years; I went to college in Cleveland. My parents moved to Idaho after all of us kids had gone, so it‘s just extended family there now. But on the rare occasion I‘m in Ohio, Book Loft is on the agenda! Have you tried Schmidt‘s restaurant a few blocks away? My husband adores the sausage (I‘m vegetarian but the cream puffs are to die for!). 11mo
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#25infive is in the books for me! Thanks @Andrew65 for the fun! I just finished up the tagged book a bit ago, and I feel like I‘m about to take some flack for this. If it wasn‘t for the #readathon I don‘t think I would‘ve finished this. I felt like I was reading a totally different book than everyone else! What I assume was supposed to be humorous came off stuck up and rude to me. And I promise I found myself saying “who cares” more times than not

Andrew65 Well done on this brilliant achievement. 😊👍 🍾🥂Thanks for playing along. 😁 11mo
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Finished reading for the #25infive readathon. While it was an interesting concept, the first 50 or so pages were quite slow. Then the clues Joey left could‘ve probably been figured out within 10 minutes. And, I wished more of the mystery/suspenseful part of the book actually occurred in the bookstore.

gradcat I read this book a while back, and I completely agree with your review...really liked the bookstore setting while it lasted, though. 11mo
Andrew65 I want to read this. 11mo
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The Snow Queen | Hans Christian Andersen
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Started and finished The Snow Queen - love it! Much darker than the Disney adaption, but I loved the premise much more than Disney‘s adaption. I also finished MATBIBS. I thought it was okay, I wished more of the story occurred in the bookstore & there were a few places where words should be capitalized and they weren‘t. This brings my #25infive total up to 24 hours & 11 minutes! Only 49 more and I‘ll complete this #readathon 🎉

gradcat Congratulations you! 🥂🍾 🏆 11mo
Andrew65 Fantastic, well done 🙌🙌🙌 11mo
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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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Excuse me while I cry 😭 Such a beautiful tale of time & love. My husband and I are middle school/high school sweethearts & we‘re probably scarily co-dependent. So, it was easy to relate to this story 😂 Other reading time was during sons lego club at the library yesterday & bed time stories yesterday (kids knocked out on me tonight before we could) Only 6 hrs 26 mins left in #25infive for me! Happy weekend & readings littens! 🎉

MoniqueReads305 I cried so hard when I read this that my roommate at the time immediately read it after me. 😭😭😭 11mo
Andrew65 I loved this book! But so sad at the end. 😭 What a brilliant total you got to, one of the star performers! 🙌 11mo
LauraBeth You‘re going to make me go look and see if I still have a copy of this... 11mo
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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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Perks of being an insomniac. Almost 9 hours down in the #25infive challenge. #hoopla

Andrew65 Wow! 🙌👍 but sorry to hear about the lack of sleep! 11mo
TheSpineView Impressive! The reading part not the lack of sleep part!😋 11mo
Moony Oh it's one of my favorite books! 11mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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#25infive #25andcapsule starting The Time-Travelers Wife audiobook. It‘s a bit over 17 hours so I think this is a doable #readathon

Andrew65 Good luck. 😊👍 Loved That Book. (edited) 11mo
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Jumanji | Chris Van Allsburg
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Cold weather is for PJ‘s, Christmas trees, books, candles, puzzles, and of course board games! (One of our households favorites!) My son and I tied for 1st, and hubby came in 2nd tonight!

KrystleTheBookSlayer I'm so envious! I bought this game from a thrift store a few years ago, but I've never been able to play it because my roommate is superstitious! 😂 11mo
robinb Why did I not realize that there actually IS a Jumanji game??! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🙄I LOVE that movie!! 11mo
Heideschrampf Would. Never. Open. Box. 11mo
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Shannon_McKinney I LOVE this game! I actually have two versions! There is one I got that‘s cardboard from a five below store & then this one that is actually wooden like the movie! 11mo
Shannon_McKinney @KrystleTheBookSlayer it‘s time for a new roommate. 😂 just kidding lol You really should prank them with it though! Open it up and disappear for a couple hours. 😂 11mo
Shannon_McKinney @robinb it is one of my favorite movies as well! The one with Robin Williams of course! The board game follows right along with everything that happens in the movie. 11mo
Shannon_McKinney @Heideschrampf haha I‘ve played it several times, and we have yet to be sucked into the board game so I highly recommend it! 😂 11mo
robinb @Shannon_McKinney I‘ll definitely have to check it out...thanks! 11mo
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My 5 year old has found a new series from the library he likes. This was the first series Dav Pilkey wrote (Captain Underpants). They‘re at a lower reading level than CU. This one was 125 pages with a lot of pictures. Took about 15 minutes to get through & it has the flip-o-rama‘s (which my son loves) unfortunately the copy we borrowed from the library was ripped in quite a few places in the flip-o-rama section. (Pic is letter he wrote to Pilkey)

Mindyrecycles So sweet! 11mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I had never had the pleasure of reading/listening to A Christmas Carol, so I finally dove in and enjoyed it greatly. After seeing many plays based on this story- many of them were fairly similar to the essence of the book. And, the transformation of Scrooge from the beginning to the end of the book develops wonderfully. #overdrive #libby #audiobook #Christmas #Dickens

Birdsong28 Currently listening to this version myself 😀📚📖 11mo
Aloisi_tribe The Library Talks podcast has an episode in their backlist from Dec 19, 2017 of Neil Gaiman reading A Christmas Carol in its entirety. He even uses Dickens‘ original notes from when he would perform it live on his tour of America. It‘s a must listen for me every year and my favorite audio version of the story. 11mo
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I didn‘t get an amazing score, but I thought this was fun! http://projects.wsj.com/speedread/

Bookzombie Apparently I‘m more of an average reader than I thought. This was interesting, but I would be curious to do the test with fiction samples. 11mo
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Finished “Through the Looking Glass...” I did enjoy it however I didn‘t like it quite as much as the first installment. 4/5 🌟

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So, I didn‘t think I‘d enjoy this book so much because it is totally outside my normal realm of book choices. I added it to my TBR list after seeing such good reviews on Litsy. I was expecting a Hallmark movie plot, but got SO much more. Thanks to whoever posted about this one! 4/5 🌟 #overdrive #libby #litsyrecommendation

Lea Agree! 12mo
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1) I‘m not the biggest fan of movies in the first place because I can‘t stay awake so most of them?
2) Depends on the day usually night though because my hair is so long and I like to air dry it.
3)Lynn same as my momma.
4) Hubs is taking me to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra 😍😍 so excited
5) #friyayintro @howjessreads

Samplergal Lots of Lynn in the middle here! Lol. 12mo
Shannon_McKinney @Samplergal yes! Haha Lynn is such a popular middle name. I‘m glad I switched it up when I had my daughter. Her middle name is Rubilyn. A combo of mine and my mother‘s middle names, and my great grandmothers name. 12mo
Rudis Oh my god! Enjoy the music, you lucky person! 😍 12mo
ericarobynreads Enjoy the concert!! That will be so fun!! 12mo
robinb The concert sounds fabulous! Enjoy! 12mo
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Oh. My. Word. This is one of those books I‘ve held off reading for my entire life, because I knew this was one of those love it or hate it books. I really wanted to love it, and let me just say I LOVED it. 👏🏻
The imagination of Lewis Carroll aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson had to be unbelievable! I devoured this book in just over 2 hours, and all I can say is; Why did I wait my whole life to enjoy this? ♥️ ♠️ ♦️ ♣️ 🐇 🎩 🐱

ravenlee Funny story - I used to work at BN and had a young man come in looking for the third book of Alice stories (spoiler alert - there isn‘t one). He spent half an hour arguing with me as I exhausted every reference. “But Wikipedia said there are three: Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and What She Found There!” I could not convince him those “last two” were one title, even showing him in a book. 12mo
Shannon_McKinney @ravenlee 😂 that is seriously funny! 12mo
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City of Lies | Lian Tanner
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Wow! I am seriously shocked this book series isn‘t more popular! This is the 2nd book in The Keepers Trilogy, and Tanner takes you on another fanciful journey with Goldie to a city full of liars. Where everything is upside down and backwards, and even the city itself is a liar. Plus Claudia Black narrates the audiobook 👏🏻 👏🏻 she‘s amazing! #audiobook #overdrive

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Off the top of my head -
📚 The Bible
📚 The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis (some of the first books I can remember that made me fall in love with reading)
📚 Hiding Place by Corrie Ten-Boom
📚 Night by Elie Wiesel (These two books depict a portion of history and two different stories. Both of which I pray never happens again)
📚 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Too many reasons to list 😂)
Thanks @sebrittain for the #sundayfunday

megnews Great list 12mo
sebrittainclark ❤❤❤ thanks for participating! 12mo
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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy | Madeleine L'Engle
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So, I woke up early this morning (after being out shopping most of the night) and drove 30 minutes to the nearest half price books. I stood in line for an hour with temps in the 30‘s to get a five dollar gift card, a tote bag, and 20% off everything for being one of the first 100 in line. 😂 I was hoping to get the bag with a 100 dollar gift card, but hey 5 bucks and an hour got me a lot. #blackfriday #bookobessed #halfpricebooks

umbrellagirl Madeleine L‘Engle!! 💙 12mo
rwmg Didn't they have 12mo
Shannon_McKinney @rwmg No, unfortunately that was the only one they didn‘t have. I suppose I‘ll have to make another half hour trip soon. 😜 12mo
rwmg @Shannon_McKinney Don't force yourself 😂😂 12mo
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Museum of Thieves | Lian Tanner
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I listened to this while on vacation - This book was a pleasant surprise. I, being a lover of museums was slightly partial to the idea of a book about a museum. In this case the museum is alive, and Tanner does a wonderful job of giving the characters and the museum their own personalities. Can‘t wait to start the next! #overdrive #audiobook

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1) Up! 🎈 2) No I wish I could though. 3) The divergent series why did they change SO much of the book? 4) Getting on the lovely Carnival Sunshine for an 8 day Easterner Caribbean cruise! 🛳 See you all on the flip side of that. 😊5) #friyayintro

Dragon Have a fun cruise 🚢! 12mo
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Somehow I missed out on this one as a child. The first half of the book was sort of meh to me, and I was afraid I would end up not liking it. Toward the middle the plot thickened, and by the end I loved it. L‘Engle took religion and science, and made them equally important in one book. #overdrive

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Binge rewatching The Princess Diaries today and I‘m not even ashamed. 😂 #princessdiaries #booktomovie

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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I finally got around to reading “the book that started it all.” Crichton writes in much detail, and suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. 4/5 🌟

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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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Book giveaway! Thanks @BookReflections for a chance to win #BRGIVEAWAY #bookgiveaway

BookReflections Thanks for participating! We‘ll announce the winner after the New Year! 😊 11mo
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Excuse me while I bring out the tissues. This is outside of my “norm”, but it has been on my TBR list since I watched the movie awhile ago. Both share very similar parallels. My only complaint about the book verses the movie is the dads character. Other than that pretty nice listen with overdrive! 4/5 ⭐️ #audiobook #overdrive

rwmg I loved the book, which was a bookclub choice otherwise I probably wouldn't have read it 13mo
rwmg But haven't seen the film 13mo
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Kate Gleeson's Wonderful You | Kate Gleeson, Caroline Kennemuth
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1) ✅ my mom read that book to me until the pages and cover started to fall apart. 2) apple pie 3) geocaching! 4) I would live somewhere far away from society. 5) you‘re all tagged since I‘m a little late on Friday #friyayintro thanks @howjessreads this was a fun one 😊

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Not really book related, but I wanted to share my beautiful babies with all of you wonderful littens. ♥️

JacqMac Such cuties! 13mo
GripLitGrl Adorable! 13mo
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DivineDiana So sweet! 💛💛 13mo
kspenmoll Cuties! 13mo
Megabooks Awwww!! 13mo
Bookzombie Adorable! 13mo
Erofan So cute!😘❤ 13mo
Avanders Aww😍😍 13mo
Shannon_McKinney Thank you all ♥️ 13mo
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Started listening to this tonight. Oh my word I ♥️ Lauren Graham. It is seriously ahh-mazing that she reads this #audiobook #gilmoregirls

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➡️ I would love to visit New Zealand / Australia! ➡️I would also love to visit the places my ancestors came from like Germany, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Britain, and many other places! ➡️Small bucket list skydive! #bucketlist

AsYouWish I would love to go to Scotland someday. 14mo
Shannon_McKinney @AsYouWish me too! I‘ve actually been able to trace my fathers side of the family to Ayrshire Scotland - as far back as the 1300‘s. 14mo
AsYouWish That is so cool!!! My reason is more superficial, I have seen a lot of movies and tv shows that have been filmed there and it looks so beautiful and peaceful!! (edited) 14mo
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NMP! Saw on Facebook and it was too cute not to share here! 😊 #narnia

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Goodwill: for the love of people | John Fulton Lewis, Goodwill Industries of America
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My book haul from goodwill tonight. I must‘ve been in a dark mood 😂🙈 #bookhaul #goodwill

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Because, I sat down to write my grocery list early & ended up with this instead. I truly don‘t like to share anything I write, because I feel like I‘m not the best at it. However Litsy feels like a safe space to share so I suppose I will. 🖤 (That is of you can even read my scribbles) #randomwriting

Bookishthoughts Wonderful!💗 14mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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1️⃣ 1st grade I had the most wonderful teacher. 2️⃣ Band 🎶 I‘ve played the clarinet since I was 8 & Agriculture - FFA I was Chaplin of our FFA group. It was one of the largest chapters in Ohio at the time. 3️⃣Yes, two. A boy & a girl 💙💜 🌈 4️⃣ Oh man I feel like this a deep question. I‘m going to say Iceland, because its sound isn‘t how it appears. 5️⃣ ✅ #friyayintro

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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This was so much fun last week I decided to do it again! Hope you all enjoy & play along! 1) Broccoli Cheddar 🥦 2) Winnie the Pooh & Garfield I couldn‘t choose between the two. 3) Clue 🔎 4) I usually say fall. 5) ✅ this has been on my TBR list for basically my whole life! I am enjoying it quite a bit!! #shmondaybluesbreaker

robinb ❤️ Clue and Pooh Bear! 14mo
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So, I ran across this book in a very unlikely way. We have a geocache placed on our front porch along with a little free library. There are things called “travel bugs” that travel from geocache to geocache, and to my surprise there was this book inside the geocache with a travel bug! Its goal was to be read, and make it to Cali. I took some time & read it to my babies. There are cute small stories that are great for bedtime. 😊 #Geocaching

DarcysMom How fun! 14mo
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American Fallout | Brandon Wicks
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#sundayfunday @sebrittain Okay no body shoot, but I am not in love with fall. 🙅‍♀️it‘s okay. - it is better than winter, but I am a summer girl. I suppose if I‘d have to say I like things about fall they would be 1) leaves changing (makes beautiful photos) 2) bonfires 3) hayrides 4) fall scents 5) heated blankets

sebrittainclark Until yesterday, it was still basically summer here 🌡🌡🌡 14mo
Shannon_McKinney @sebrittain same here! On Friday it was 91 & Saturday the warmest it got was 66. I was freezing to death at my sons soccer game. 😂 14mo
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700 Sundays | Billy Crystal
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#sundaysurvey @alisonrose 1) oh goodness it is usually whatever I‘m reading that I like. 2) romance 3) yes 2 dogs skye & Willis a rabbit named sonic & A LOT of fish 4) 59,087 per 2016 census.

alisonrose Rabbits are so sweet 🐇 thanks for playing! 14mo
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Watched the sunset on 23 for the last time. ♥️ Thankful for another wonderful year of life. Here‘s to 24 🥂

Simona Beautiful❣️ Cheers to 24 🍾🥂😘 14mo
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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“The night was gone. The morning star was shining in the sky. I too had become a completely different person. The student of the Talmud, the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames.” Oh. My. Word. Devoured this book in just a few hours. I cried a few times. It is so real, and speaks of the human condition. Everyone on earth should read this book, and never allow such evil. Thank you for being so REAL Mr. Wiesel

Cinfhen I know!!! I felt the same way 💔💔💔 14mo
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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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Don‘t mind her bad hair day. But, I‘m so glad my girl loves Winnie the Pooh as much as I do. Every time she goes over to her bookshelf she‘ll start saying “Pooh”. 💛

Alfoster Awwww!😍😍😍 14mo
Blaire Wonderful picture. Pooh 🐻. 14mo
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Seriously made me laugh 😂 #truth #bookstotv

CoffeeNBooks That's great, lol! 😂🤣 14mo
LauraBeth 😂😂 14mo
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So my son is on a joke book kick lately. Someone send help. 😂these are so cheesy