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Shibbyfruitfly

Joined January 2018

Budding world traveler, stuck at home. Goodreads.com/shibbyfruitfly
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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! 3mo
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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! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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. 4mo
Librarybelle Good idea! 4mo
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 4mo
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!! 4mo
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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! 4mo
CouronneDhiver Oh good! 4mo
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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! 4mo
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 4mo
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. 4mo
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CouronneDhiver Weird! I sure hope that‘s just an anomaly. I would hate to bring on a bail-a-thon! 4mo
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 4mo
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? 4mo
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. 4mo
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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! 4mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Thanks! I‘m so happy to be here!!! 4mo
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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!!! 5mo
Tamra I just downloaded Lights on the Sea - thanks for the idea. 😁 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
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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!! 5mo
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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

BookHoarder32 😂 5mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Slept HARD last night which means I‘m off to a bit of a late start today. Listening to The Night Circus while I made breakfast and tea. Only 10 hours to go! How‘s everyone else doing? #24in48 #24in48readathon #booksandtea

LitDrivenGirl Eyes getting a bit hazy, but otherwise doing great 😁. Are you liking Night Circus? 5mo
Shibbyfruitfly @LitDrivenGirl I really am. I‘m getting close to being done with it. 5mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘m almost at 13 hours so far and my eyelids are drooping. Switching back to audio while Captain Sparkles and I get ready for bed. Here‘s to more reading tomorrow! #24in48 #24in48readathon #dayoneisdone #bedtime #sleepyunicorn

CouronneDhiver Yep. Time for nighty nights 😆 5mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Hour 18 challenge: Some of my favorite diverse books. My absolute favorite is What If It‘s Us but the one that opened my eyes the most was definitely The Hate U Give. I like to think of myself as an “aware” individual when it comes to what people in different demographics experience. This book showed me that my “knowledge” only scratched the surface of what life is like for people of color. #24in48 #weneeddiversebooks

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The Cold Is in Her Bones | Peternelle van Arsdale
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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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First book is done. Now I‘m switching back to audio while I make myself a late lunch. #lightsonthesea #onceuponabookclubbox #decemberbox #24in48 #24in48readathon #bestwaytospendasaturday #hermitholiday

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Switching to an audiobook while I make another cuppa and take my hour 12 shelfie. #24in48 #24in48readathon #shelfie #booksandtea

Bookworm83 I have that mug, too. It‘s one of my favorites! 5mo
Shibbyfruitfly My friends brought I back from the Library of Congress in DC for me. It‘s one of my favs too! 5mo
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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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Tired because I didn‘t sleep all that well but that‘s why there‘s tea! Let‘s get this day started. #24in48 #24in48readathon #booksandtea #myweekendisallbooked

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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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Got both of my January Once Upon a Bookclub boxes today so here is my official stack for the #24in48 Readathon. Also pictured are audiobooks and a digital book I‘ll be reading on “breaks”. Less than an hour before start time! #itsthefinalcountdown #24in48readathon

MellieAntoinette Ooooh the Van Arsdale sounds fantastic! 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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And here is my tentative stack for the readathon. Tentative because I do have a Once Upon a Bookclub Box that should be delivered tomorrow to add to the pile. #24in48 #24in48readathon #bookstack #PuttingADentInMyTBRList #myweekendisallbooked

justanothermusing I enjoyed the bottom 3, I really want to read dumpin. 5mo
Shibbyfruitfly @justanothermusing I‘m looking forward to reading them so I‘m glad to hear they‘re good 😊 5mo
LitDrivenGirl Dumplin' is in my stack for the weekend too 😊. I loved Guernsey and Where'd You Bernadette! 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Fresh from the mailbox and modeled by my reading buddy. Guess who‘s ready for the readathon this weekend. #thisgirl #24in48 #24in48readathon #myweekendisallbooked #unicornsarebetterthanpeople

Liatrek Great shirt ❤️ 5mo
Shibbyfruitfly @Liatrek Thanks! I‘m a fan myself 😁 5mo
justanothermusing ❤ thats a unicorn with style 5mo
Shibbyfruitfly @justanothermusing He‘s definitely a trendsetter! 5mo
elyseh So cute!! 5mo
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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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Not exactly a quote but I‘m loving the tag line for this book.

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I got a little bit ahead of my #TEWRead buddy read this month but I couldn‘t help it with this one. I mean, you know you‘re really into a story when you have to switch from audio to an actual book because the narrator just isn‘t reading fast enough lol. It‘s safe to say I enjoyed this one immensely!

Librarybelle So glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Awesome! I‘m loving it too. Thanks for participating again. 👍🏽 5mo
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I decided to stick with the audiobook as I‘ve been finding more time to listen than read lately and now I‘m ahead of the #TEWRead Buddy Read schedule. I‘ve just finished chapter 9 😱 Suffice it to say, I‘m enjoying the book 😊

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
Librarybelle Wonderful! 5mo
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#Pick3 Books and pajamas were the easy picks, it was harder to narrow down the third choice 😂

GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 5mo
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Thursday | Mary Lindeen
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1. That it‘s not 2018? (Nothing exciting has happened for me yet lol)
2. Getting my own washer and dryer (it‘s the little things 😉)
3. “Just keep swimming” 🐠🐟
4. @Shianmarie @CouronneDhiver thanks for the tag!

#hellothursday
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wanderinglynn Good mantra! ☺️ And thanks for playing! 💜 6mo
Shibbyfruitfly @wanderinglynn Thanks! I‘m sure it‘ll change at some point but that‘s where I am right now lol. Also, thanks for putting together a fun Litsy Game 😊 6mo
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Got this in the mail on Friday. Now I have to decide if I read the actual book for keep listening to the audiobook which I started a little early. Tough choice... #TEWRead

CouronneDhiver Yay! I think I‘m going to do text and audio combo... always get the most out of a book that way 😊 I‘ll be getting started in the next day or two 6mo
Librarybelle That‘s a good idea, @CouronneDhiver ! @Shibbyfruitfly , lots of options!! ❤️ 6mo
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1. Me on New Year‘s Eve with my new “roommate” & reading buddy. My reward for surviving a STRESSFUL Christmas season.
2. Finish the 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge & read more of the books I already own.
3. Best: Moved out on my own (no roommates) for the first time in almost 9 years. Worst: The stressful Christmas season at work
4. Drink more water & NO soda
5. The English Wife

#HumpDayPost

CouronneDhiver I drink carbonated water sometimes instead of pop. Way better for you 😉 6mo
Shibbyfruitfly That‘s the “cheat” I plan on using because my brain thinks it‘s soda lol 6mo
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Ordered a copy of The English Wife (to be delivered Friday) so I could participate in the #BuddyRead and then found out the audiobook is available on Scribd so I might just start listening now. #TEWRead

Librarybelle Hooray! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! I‘ve got the audiobook and then the print copy both from the library... 👍🏽 6mo
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World Book's Year in Review | World Book, Inc. Staff
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Well, here it is. My 2018 Reading Recap. I‘m ending the year with a total of 84 books! WOW! That is definitely a record for me! Here‘s to more in 2019!

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As it‘s the 31st and I‘m going from work to a New Year‘s party, I‘m guessing I won‘t be finishing any more books this month (or year!) November and December are really busy months for me so I only finished 2 books this month but both were great reads! Watch this space for my 2018 recap which will be posted next...

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“I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out. Guidance counsellors always love to say, ‘Just think positively,‘ but that‘s impossible when you have this thing inside you, strangling every ounce of happiness you can muster. My body is an efficient happy-thought-killing machine.”

- My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga

RaimeyGallant Truth. 6mo
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“Depression is like a heaviness that you can‘t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it‘s in your bones and blood.”

- My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga

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I don‘t post a lot of book reviews but I felt I needed to for this. I started this book when I was in a dark place and I‘m not going to say that it brought me out of it but my own natural progression seemed to follow Aysel‘s. This is the first time I‘ve had a fictional work (book/movie/show) actually describe my experience with depression accurately. If you or someone you know has depression, I‘d suggest reading it.

CouronneDhiver Great review! A personal connection makes for an excellent recommendation 6mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Thanks! I saw a few bad reviews on GoodReads where people said that it didn‘t accurately describe their experience so I thought I‘d put it out there that everyone experiences things differently (which is actually one of the points the books tried to make.) 😊 6mo
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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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I just realized that I didn‘t post my reading recap for November so here it is. Pretty poor showing since I only read 2 books last month but at least they were both great books! It‘s a good thing I‘ve already completed my 2018 reading challenge because this year has worn my motivation down.

CouronneDhiver Hi! Just checking in. You ok over there? 🙃 6mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Yeah. This is just a really busy time at work for me and I haven‘t had much time to interact or even read 😫 Come January though, I‘ll be back! Lol Thanks for checking in though! (edited) 6mo
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The Impossible Girl | Lydia Kang
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Time for my #literarylunch and starting my #onceuponabookclub October box.

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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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Also, with finishing The Glass Ocean, I completed the final category of my 2018 Reading Challenge! I haven‘t finished it this early before so this is a bit crazy. I‘ve read a total of 78 books so far this year which blows my typical annual average out of the water.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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First of November means October‘s reading tally. I read a total of 9 books last month. Bring on November!

ApplesandSpindles I ❤ all things Gaiman! 5mo
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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“I undo the clasp and stick my hand inside. Find the stuff, delicate paper inside and pull it out. ‘It‘s a sketch. Oh my God, it‘s the same portrait, the one of Robert! Where did you find this?‘” #GORead

CouronneDhiver Interesting! 8mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver They frequently include drawings, paintings, and photographs from the books. They are some of my favorite gifts because sometimes my imagination doesn‘t do them justice! 8mo
kspenmoll What a fascinating subscription box! 8mo
Librarybelle This really makes me want to subscribe to the box...it was perfect with every little thing for this book! Thank you so much for sharing these items with us! 8mo
Shibbyfruitfly @kspenmoll @Librarybelle You are welcome 😊 This subscription box is quite addictive. They choose great books and the gifts always make me feel more connected with the story. 8mo
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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This one does not have a direct quote on the page, but it the Strauss Waltz that is referred to throughout the book. #GORead

CouronneDhiver ❤️ Aw. Great gifts. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I‘m impressed with that box. 8mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver You‘re welcome! I really love these boxes. My favorite so far has to be the gifts included with the Spooky Box I recently finished. The story was amazing and my mind was blown by several of the gifts! 8mo
kspenmoll This is such fun! Thank you so much for sharing!! 8mo
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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“And there, sure enough, was Caroline Hochstetter sitting at the piano bench, poised and self-contained, rubies at her ears and throat, her ivory silk gown managing to be both refined and alluring.” #GORead

CouronneDhiver That‘s so pretty!!! 💄💍👛 Love it 8mo
kspenmoll Lovely! 8mo
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig

Hey guys! Sorry for the delay (just got home from work) but it‘s Monday so my next 3 posts are going to be the 3 final gifts from my Once Upon a Book Club Box. I‘m going to tag them all as SPOILERS so you‘ll need to click to see. They are from pages 257, 291, and 400 so check them out after you‘ve read those pages! #GORead

Librarybelle Awesome...thanks! I‘ll look forward to viewing them! 8mo
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