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Shibbyfruitfly

Shibbyfruitfly

Joined January 2018

Budding world traveler, stuck at home. Goodreads.com/shibbyfruitfly
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15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher
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We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
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The Bad Place | Dean Koontz
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As of last night I‘ve finally finished the 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge! Not gonna lie, this year was a little rough due to lack of motivation but I made it! #2020popsugarreadingchallenge #finished #acheivementunlocked #bringon2021

britt_brooke Awesome! 🤩 2y
Megabooks Congratulations!! 2y
Shibbyfruitfly Thanks guys! It was touch and go for a bit this summer so I‘m happy I made it through. The other 2 challenges I signed up for though, I‘m a ways off. 2y
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I didn‘t finish many books this month and the ones I finished were audiobooks. I‘ve definitely been slacking!

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I keep forgetting to share this but here are the books I read in September. I read two of the books twice this year because I finished them when they released but had to include them in my reread of the series.

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August first so here‘s my reading recap for July. Been making it back through one of my favorite book series (if you couldn‘t tell). I know I need to make a dent in my TBR but these books are so good and it‘s a comfort in the anxiety roller coaster that is my life right now. #readingrecap #julyreads #onabitofakick #bdb #blackdaggerbrotherhood

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Totally forgot to share this earlier but here is my Reading recap for June. Five audiobooks and 1 ebook so 1 more than last month. Hoping to finish an ACTUAL book today. #readingrecap #june2020reads

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Bridget Jones's Diary | Helen Fielding
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Still finding it very difficult to read these days. I only finished 5 books in May and 4 of those were audiobooks

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Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
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May 1 means it‘s time for my April reading recap. I only finished 7 books this month and of those only 2 weren‘t audio. I really need to work on that. #readingrecap #aprilreads #readingtracker

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The Sinner | J.R. Ward
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This book was so good! But it gave me serious anxiety at several points but I guess that‘s to be expected when the author says it‘s pivotal to the series storyline and she couldn‘t guarantee the safety of any characters 😬

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I forgot to share this before but here‘s my Reading Recap for March 2020. Trying to get more read in April since I‘m home but I‘m having a hard time focusing with everything going on. Anyone else having that problem?

Bklover Definitely. It‘s like trying to read while watching a disaster movie! (edited) 3y
Shibbyfruitfly @Bklover exactly. I guess it makes sense that it‘s hard to focus on much when you‘re in a constant state of anxiety 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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Getting ready for bed and just finished my last book for February so here‘s my final count. 10 books for February isn‘t too bad. I also have to add that my favorite read so far in 2020 was Regretting You. It is an amazing book. #readingrecap #februaryreads

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It‘s time to get ready for bed so here‘s my final tally for the #24b4monday readathon. I hit the 24 hour goal, finished 2 books, and got a decent start on 2 others. This was a good weekend. Thanks to @SumisBooks @Andrew65 and @jb72 for letting me join! Too bad I have to go back to work tomorrow. #24b4mondayreadathon #readathonweekend

Andrew65 Sensational, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂 3y
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Had a lazy morning listening to an audiobook but now I‘m moving onto another physical book. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell aka the November #onceuponabookclub selection. #24b4monday #readathonweekend #playingcatchup #readallthebooks #thefinalcountdown

Andrew65 Love Lisa Jewell. (edited) 3y
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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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I‘m ending day 2 of my #24b4monday readathon really late and well beyond the 2/3 mark. I kept saying I was going to go to bed after a couple of chapters but I had a hard time putting this one down. Poor Gizmo has been snoring away on the couch for the last couple of hours so I guess it‘s time to take home to bed. #24b4mondayreadathon #onemorechapter #liesreaderstellthemselves #seriouslythisbookisamazing

BeansPage I love books like that! You're doing great sweetie! 3y
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, the highest time I have seen so far. 👏👏👏 3y
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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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Decided on my next book: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover aka the book from my #onceuponabookclubbox NYE box and of course I needed to have a drink in the accompanying glass. #nowreading #iliketopartyandbypartyimeanreadbooks #mykindofparty #24b4monday #24b4mondayreadathon

Andrew65 Great glass! 3y
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First book down for the #24B4Monday readathon. Now to decide what to read next. #relaxingweekend #readathonweekend #readallthebooks #myweekendisbooked #playingcatchup

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
Geenie 👍 3y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Getting ready for my first #24b4monday readathon this weekend. So here‘s my TBR stack. I‘ve fallen pretty far behind on my #onceuponabookclub boxes so I‘m hoping to get through a couple this weekend and I haven‘t decided which audiobook I‘m going to start for walks. My four day weekend after a 10 day work stretch is going to be nice and relaxing! #relaxingweekend #readathonweekend #readallthebooks #myweekendisbooked

BeansPage Yes! I love 4 day weekends. Hope you enjoy it sweetheart and have fun! 😘 3y
Shibbyfruitfly @SumisBooks Thanks! I haven‘t done a readathon since July so I‘ve been jonesing for another and I can‘t wait 😊 3y
BeansPage Woop woop!👍 3y
Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊👍 3y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Hey guys, I need some suggestions. For the past couple of years I‘ve participated in the bi-annual 24 in 48 Readathon and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately they have decided to stop for the time being and I missed having one in January. I know I could set aside any weekend to just read but it‘s not the same so I‘d like to find another.

What readathons do you participate in?

wanderinglynn There‘s the monthly #24B4Monday readathon hosted by @Andrew65 @SumisBooks & @jb72 - I believe it‘s the last weekend in the month. 3y
BeansPage Thanks for the shout out @wanderinglynn 😘 Yes, our readathon is every last full weekend of the month. It starts on Thursday at midnight and runs until Sunday at midnight. The goal is to reach 24 hours of reading time within that time frame but the main goal is just to read and have fun. All are welcome to join in. No sign ups necessary. 3y
Andrew65 We will be doing the next #24B4Monday Readathon between 21st - 23rd of February. Would love to have you join us. Aim is to read 24 hours plus over the Friday - Sunday of that weekend. Reading is done from midnight in your own time zone. All you need to do to join is post the books you are planning to read on the Thursday before it starts on Friday & post your progress during the weekend. Please tag us in any posts as we like to respond. 3y
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Andrew65 @SumisBooks snap 😂👍 3y
BeansPage @Andrew65 haha it's like a Mexican shootout!!! LMAO 😂😂 3y
BeansPage @Andrew65 or is it a Mexican standoff? I can't recall 3y
Andrew65 @SumisBooks Possibly stand off, must have got there a nano second before you! 😳 (edited) 3y
BeansPage @Andrew65 haha BAM! 💥 3y
Shibbyfruitfly Thanks for the info everyone! I‘ve requested that weekend off and hope to join everyone. @wanderinglynn @Andrew65 @SumisBooks 3y
Andrew65 @Shibbyfruitfly Yey! 😊👍🤗 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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And just like that, I finished my last book for January (holy crap! Did I really read 16?) Here‘s to blowing my reading goals out of the water this month!

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell

”Surprise! It‘s your ex-boyfriend and his boyfriend and that girl you never liked very much!” 😂

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The Reading List | Linda Kay
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Ending the year at 75 books which is 10 more than my goal of 65. Next year I‘m planning on doing not one but 3 different reading challenges so wish me luck! #readingtracker #booksof2019 #bringonthe2020books

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Forgot to share this last night but this year I decided to treat myself to the Once Upon a Bookclub Box Advent Edition and I‘m so excited to read the short stories and open these gifts over the next 12 days. #onceuponabookclubbox #adventedition #dayone #treatyoself #happylittlebooknerd

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Watchers | Dean Koontz

“Except for the head, there were no signs of violence in the kitchen. Of course, the head was bad enough. It was in the center of the table. On a plate.”

Got to the “A reread of a favorite book” category in the 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge so I‘m reading one of my personal favorites. Tonight I got to my favorite excerpt (dark I know, but it‘s just so well written and perfectly placed within the story to increase the intensity).

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It‘s the first of the month so here‘s my reading recap for October. Five of these books were audiobooks. #readingrecap #octoberreads #alltheaudiobooks

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Children of Hurin | J R R Tolkien
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I almost forgot to share this earlier but here are all of the books I read in September. Five audiobooks and one ebook because I‘ve been having a hard time sitting down to read lately. #readingrecap #septemberreads

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A new month means another book tracker. I haven‘t really felt like reading much but thanks to audiobooks I was able to finish 8 books this month.

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Reading recap for July. Not too bad considering I had trouble focusing enough to read a lot this month (thank you audiobooks!)

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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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Well, the #24in48readathon has officially come to a close. I only read for one day this time so I only got to finish 1 book (though I‘m SO close to finishing my audiobook too) and I gotta day, 14 hours and 40 minutes isn‘t too shabby a time considering I spent yesterday crafting with the girls! I can‘t wait for the next #24in48!

julesG 👏👏👏👏 3y
Librarybelle Great job! 3y
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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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After not doing any reading yesterday, I think I‘m still doing pretty good. Just hit the 12 hour mark so I can at least say I made it over 12 hours in a 24 hour period 😁 #24in48 #24in48readathon

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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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It‘s that time again folks. Time for the summer 24 in 48 Readathon. Since I‘m having a craft day with the girls tomorrow, I don‘t think I‘ll get through too many books so here is the stack I‘m hoping to accomplish. Starting things off with The Girl in the Ice! #24in48 #24in48readathon

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I‘ve seen a lot of people posting their #top6reads of 2019 so I thought I‘d join in the fun. Only after I made my choices did I realize I‘d picked 2 books, 2 ebooks, and 2 audiobooks lol.

Cinfhen I love that you used all three mediums!!!! 3y
Bklover I have The Aftermath but haven‘t read it yet. Will have to bump it up! 3y
Shibbyfruitfly @Cinfhen Thanks. I‘m an all media reader 😁 3y
Shibbyfruitfly @Bklover You should! I really liked the book and then I watched the movie and I realized I liked the book even more than I‘d originally though. 😊 3y
kspenmoll The Aftermath was a new timeframe for me, immediately post WWII, I enjoyed it 3y
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Should have shared this yesterday but oh well. Here‘s my reading recap for June. How many books did you read? #bookish #readingrecap #junereads

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Clover Blue | Eldonna Edwards
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I haven‘t done a lot of reading (or sharing) the past couple of weeks because a certain pup has taken up all of my free time. Today we‘re having a lazy Sunday though so I‘m catching up. Just finished my April #onceuponabookclubbox The Deepest Blue and I‘m about to start on the May book Clover Blue.

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And now it‘s time to start my April Once Upon a Book Club selection before @Shianmarie gets too far ahead of me. #onceuponabookclubbox #aprilbook #thedeepestblue #somemorereadingbeforebed

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The Beautiful Strangers | Camille Di Maio
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I just finished reading The Beautiful Strangers by Cammile DiMaio so OF COURSE that means I have to watch Some Like It Hot.

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The Frame-Up | Meghan Scott Molin
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“If it were possible for this guy to be getting less and less my type, he‘s doing it in a hurry. Worse than a Muggle, he‘s a vanilla Muggle.” I‘m falling in love with MG!

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The Frame-Up | Meghan Scott Molin
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“I know better than to upset the Muggles. Even when they are seriously inconveniencing the rest of us in line.” This book is starting off pretty relatable 😂

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Finished the Evermore audiobook last night so it‘s time to start our next buddy read #nanreathbook

Librarybelle Yay! 4y
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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March was another slow month of reading for me. I only finished 4 books and one was on the night of the 31st. Here‘s to hoping I have more motivation to read in April. #readingrecap #marchreads #booknerd

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Came home to find my March Once Upon a Bookclub Box waiting at my door. The only problem is I‘ve fallen ridiculously behind. I‘m only halfway through my January box! #onceuponabookclubbox #fallingbehind #somanybookssolittletime #booknerdproblems #timetoplaycatchup

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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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When you get to the happy ending in your audiobook and realize you still have 2 hours left. #bitingmynails #ifistopherenothingbadcanhappen #booknerdproblems

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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February was a difficult month for me so I didn‘t get much reading done. I did finish 3 though. Here‘s to hoping I have better numbers next month! #readingrecap #februaryreads

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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook

Things have been a bit crazy for me lately so I haven‘t had a chance to post anything but that didn‘t stop me from finishing this book. Now I need to watch the movie! #RhidianRead

Librarybelle Yay! Things have been crazy for me too...I have yet to start the book! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4y
Shibbyfruitfly @Librarybelle I haven‘t had a chance to pick up a book lately but thankfully I had this one as an audiobook so I listened to it as a distraction. 4y
Librarybelle Good idea! 4y
CouronneDhiver Not to worry! I ordered my book back at the beginning of February and it still hasn‘t arrived. I feel like the worst host ever! 🤦🏽‍♀️😂 @Librarybelle 4y
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver 😂 Let‘s just be glad everyone else is reading and having fun reading! I will make a point to start reading it this weekend...work has taken over my life!! 4y
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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook

I didn‘t get a chance to post an update to my #RhidianRead question but apparently I posted too soon. The start of “Chapter 8” of my audio copy is the beginning of Chapter 2 in the actual book so all is well in the world! 😁

Librarybelle Hooray! 4y
CouronneDhiver Oh good! 4y
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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook
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I started reading (listening to) The Aftermath last night and I have a question for @CouronneDhiver @Librarybelle and any one else doing the #RhidianRead who has a physical copy of the book: Are there actual chapters? According to Scribd, I‘m about to start Chapter 8 and there are 92 chapters but the narrator hasn‘t announced a chapter number yet. I‘m so confused right now lol

Librarybelle Yes - at least in my addition there are chapters! I have a physical copy. That‘s bizarre! 4y
Shibbyfruitfly @Librarybelle How many chapters are in the book? I‘m now wondering if the audio is just counting page breaks because 92 seems like a lot 4y
Librarybelle I‘ll take a look when I get home. The chapter divide out is different this time, because the middle chapters are really long. That could be why the chapter breaks are set up differently in your version. 4y
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CouronneDhiver Weird! I sure hope that‘s just an anomaly. I would hate to bring on a bail-a-thon! 4y
Shibbyfruitfly Thanks @Librarybelle I think that‘ll help me figure it out. @CouronneDhiver I tend to get ahead of the readings when I listen to the audio version so I will definitely not be bailing. It‘s really confusing though lol 4y
Librarybelle My copy has 15 chapters plus an epilogue. I‘m not sure what the best way would be to sync these up - looking at the last sentence of each section, maybe? 4y
Shibbyfruitfly Thanks @Librarybelle I‘m only about 30 minutes in and already on “Chapter 8” so I‘m hoping as I listen a little more I finally hear Chapter 2 at some point. 4y
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Finally | Wendy Mass
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My phone and Litsy app have been fighting for the last few days so I haven‘t been able to browse or post but I finally got Litsy back!

CouronneDhiver Welcome back! 4y
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Thanks! I‘m so happy to be here!!! 4y
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I got my Once Upon a Book Club Valentines Box yesterday so I thought I‘d have a #literarylunch today. #onceuponabookclubbox #valentinesbox #theaccidentalbeautyqueen #booknerd #readingislife

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Consumed | J.R. Ward
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Eight books read in January. I‘d say I‘m off to a pretty good start for this year. #readingrecap #january2019 #booknerd #readinggoals

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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And just like that, another #24in48 comes to a close. I completed 4 books (bottom row) and got a good start on a 5th. Final completion time was 10:35pm EST. As always, it is over too soon. Can‘t wait for the next one! #24in48readathon #missionaccomplished

sacrilecious Congrats!!! 4y
Tamra I just downloaded Lights on the Sea - thanks for the idea. 😁 4y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4y
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Finished 2 books today, making it 3 total so far for the readathon. Currently listening to Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland while I clean up and decide which book to start next. 4 1/2 hours to go! #24in48 #24in48readathon

elyseh I loved the night circus!! 4y
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Hour 36 challenge. I honestly haven‘t read many food related books (though I plan on starting The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society today) but of the few, this is my favorite. The “story” is hilarious and the recipes are quite tasty! #24in48 #24in48readathon #foodrelatedbooks

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