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StephBengtson
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I‘m so excited for this bookstore to open. Give them a follow if you wish! IG: blackgarnetbooks Twitter: blackgarnetbook BlackGarnetBooks.com 🖤

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StephBengtson
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I‘ve been looking forward to this for awhile. To say it‘s been hell trying to get treatment my Lyme disease would be an understatement. I‘ve been misdiagnosed and ignored by my family doctor. I‘ve had to seek alternative treatment, which my insurance doesn‘t cover. My tin foil hat has been on for awhile now, so I‘m excited to see what evidence this author provides.

Suet624 I have Lyme too. It‘s been 5 years of treatment and I can say I‘m finally feeling good 90% of the time. If you ever need to vent, my email is Suet624 at gmail. 2y
BarbaraBB I hear this so often about Lyme and wish you all the best 🍀. Also I am happy to hear that you are doing so well @Suet624 💚 2y
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Thank you! 2y
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StephBengtson @Suet624 I‘m so glad you‘re finally feeling better! That gives me hope. Thank you so much! 💚 2y
StephBengtson @BarbaraBB Thank you, Barbara! 💚 2y
Nute Many many prayers for you, Stephanie and Sue, @Suet624. I have also heard how tough the road for treatment and to recovery for Lyme Disease can be and then the added stress of misdiagnosis. I hope for increasing numbers of well-days for both of you brave lovely individuals. Take Care!💕 2y
StephBengtson @Nute Thank you! That‘s so sweet. 2y
Suet624 @Nute Thank you so much for your kind words. My 35-year-old daughter just found out she has Lyme now. It‘s hard knowing that she‘s in for a long haul. Just a nasty bacteria. 2y
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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I know I don‘t get to pop on here much anymore thanks to my crazy schedule, but I wanted to pay my respects to Toni Morrison. Sula and Beloved were my first introductions to Black literature thanks to my high school English teachers. Morrison opened a door for me to a world of great books and perspectives that I would have never seen. Rest in Power to a true icon. 💜 #ToniMorrison

Leftcoastzen Absolute greatness ! 😢 3y
MelissaSue81 I have never read her books, but I actually picked up a copy of Beloved from a LFL this weekend. I feel like it‘s a sign that I need to get on its 3y
StephBengtson @MelissaSue81 yes!! It won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. The first African American Female to earn one. I think I‘m due for a reread of this magical book. 3y
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I‘ve been MIA lately because school and work is leaving me no time or energy. I did however make some time to go to my favorite local indie to support #RAICESTX! Also made it in time to hit up the farmers market in the lot next door. Pretty perfect day! #moonpalacebooks #bookstoresagainstborders

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Worked on the yard today and put this reading paradise together. 💕

BookwormAHN Very nice 💚 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Perfect! 👌 3y
Redwritinghood Oh my gosh! That‘s amazing! 💕💕 3y
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Mrs.C This looks fantastic, I‘m jealous! (edited) 3y
Reviewsbylola Omg, that looks like paradise! 3y
readordierachel I want to go to there 😍 3y
julesG Wow! This is gorgeous! 3y
candority Lovely! ✨ 3y
Simona 😍😍😍Beautiful, looks like photo from some magazine❣️ 3y
Nute Golly! That space is PARADISE!😍 2y
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Digging in to one of my Independent Bookstore Day picks before bed. #signedsunday

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We Were Witches | Ariel Gore
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5 stores, 10 books, and 3 cups of coffee. Another successful Indie Bookstore for the books! #bookhaul

DivineDiana Agree! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3y
readordierachel Love the candle! 3y
LauraJ The books are nice, but that candle! 3y
StephBengtson @readordierachel @LauraJ There was no way I was leaving the store without that candle. 😂 3y
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The Witness Tree | Amy Pendino
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Who‘s participating in Independent Book Store day? Book from my first stop!

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StephBengtson
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No Readathon for me this weekend. I‘ll be working on homework. Just wanted to pop on and wish all you readathoners a lit weekend! 🎉 📚

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Feeling cool in my lazy readers. 😎

peaknit What do you think of those? New to me but I‘m curious! 3y
StephBengtson @peaknit I like them! I get a lot of neck pain and migraines so these helps when I start to feel uncomfortable while reading. I got them for about 10 bucks on amazon. 3y
peaknit That sounds cool, thank you for sharing them! 3y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Starting this one tonight.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
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Mtley Cre - the dirt | Neil Strauss
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I‘m a huge Mötley Crüe fan and I‘ve read The Dirt twice, but the movie version was just so bad. ????

WorldsOkayestStepMom They put on the best concert I've ever seen! 3y
StephBengtson @WorldsOkayestStepMom Right?! By far one of the best concerts I‘ve ever been to! True performers. 3y
candority The acting in the movie was terrible! 3y
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I felt like this was less a biography on Milicent Patrick and more a book on the researching of Milicent Patrick. I feel as if the author had trouble finding out enough about Patrick and ended up inserting more of herself in the book. She uses a ton of unnecessary footnotes, enough to drive me crazy at times. Overall, I did enjoy this book and the feminist message it sends, I just wish it would have had more of the fabulous life of Miss Patrick.

Ashley_Nicoletto The author does a podcast and I‘ve heard it talked about on a podcast somewhere (not sure if it was her own) that she really did have trouble finding research about her. That she kind of fell off the grid at one point and not a lot was known about her. I‘m curious about this one. I may listen to it since the author narrates and I enjoy her voice. 3y
StephBengtson @Ashley_Nicoletto She also talks about that in the book, which is fair. I‘m happy to be introduced to her and overall thought it was a great read. Definitely a huge undertaking by the author. (edited) 3y
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StephBengtson
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I got a raise today so I celebrated by picking up this new release. 💜

Megabooks Congratulations! 3y
Rachel.Rencher Congrats! 🤗 3y
TiredLibrarian 💜💜💜 3y
DivineDiana Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Productive night of much needed housework and now settling down to (finally) finish this one. 🖤

Cortg I‘m listening to this right now! 3y
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We love a lazy Sunday.

Erofan Cutie 🐕💕 3y
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Storm prep: Gas ✔️ Groceries ✔️ Bookstore ✔️

Bookladylinda Because it is all about priorities! 😀 3y
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I 💜 Paperback Paradise.

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David Lynch: Someone Is in My House | Kristine McKenna, Stijn Huijts
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I love an art book. Especially when it contains David Lynch works.

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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Thank you so much @BookNAround !!! I‘ve wanted to read both of these!

Reagan The Child Finder ❤️❤️❤️ Rene Denfeld can do no wrong. 3y
BookNAround Oh good! I‘m glad it made it. Sorry for the delay! 3y
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Little Wolves | Thomas Maltman
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And with the completion of this audio...I‘m calling it! 25 hours and some change! Such a great weekend! #24in48

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 3y
Eyelit Excellent! 3y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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parttimedomestic Amazing! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 3y
Simona Congrats 👏👏👏👏 3y
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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I find myself recommending this book a lot. Patti Smith has the magic. #swissarmyrec #24in48

Soubhiville I loved this book! 3y
parttimedomestic Oh, this is a perfect book. 😍 3y
Krabxzxx I love this book!! 3y
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Clueless: One Last Summer | Sarah Kuhn, Amber Benson
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Time for a palate cleanser! I only have 3 hours to go to hit 24!

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Not going to lie, I haven‘t read a lot of food-related books (Kitchen Confidential has been in my TBR FOREVER). So here are my favorite cookbooks. 👩‍🍳 #24in48

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I stayed up until about 5 in the morning because the books I‘m currently reading are so dang good. I just woke up now. 🤭Looks like I‘ve got to catch up on some challenges! Here are my favorite comic series. I love a badass crew of strong females! #24in48

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book is so good, I literally have not put it down until I took this picture and looked at my stopwatch. Almost 17 freaking hours?! Maybe it‘s time for bed... after one more chapter. #24in48

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Black Panther, Volume 1 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Half way there! So far I‘ve read two books, one audio book, and a graphic novel. Time for a power nap and then to start something new! #24in48 #readathon

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Giving my eyeballs a little break to audio puzzle. Going strong at almost 10 hours and a pizza on the way! How‘s everyone doing? #24in48 #readathon

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The White Goddess | Robert Graves
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Me and my newest bookshelf. #hour12 #24in48 #readathon

callielafleur Love your shirt! 3y
saresmoore Yay! 3y
sprainedbrain Love the shelf and your shirt! 3y
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THEY CANT KILL US UNTIL THEY K | Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
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After a couple of short naps on the couch, I‘m ready to go this morning with my vegan veggie frittata and a pick from #mounttbr #24in48 #readathon

Bookish.SAM I loved this book so much. 3y
StephBengtson @Bookish.SAM it‘s SO good. I wish I hadn‘t waited so long to read it. I‘m feeling waves of nostalgia with all of the emo bands he writes about. 3y
Bookish.SAM And how he thinks and writes so deeply about that music... takes me back to my teen days when I was all angsts and would engage that closely with music. With jobs, bills, mortgages... I don‘t do that anymore. 3y
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THEY CANT KILL US UNTIL THEY K | Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
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Nothing like a cup of coffee at 1:30 in the morning. Trying to finish this amazing thriller before hanging it up for the night. #24in48 #readathon

vivastory I just checked out his latest at the library 3y
Kaye 👍🏼 3y
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Go time!! #24in48

akckitty I loved I'm Thinking of Ending Things. Hint: if you read all the way to the end and are confused still, read the "letter" sections from back to front. It helped me grasp an even deeper meaning! :) 3y
StephBengtson @akckitty Thanks! I‘m already halfway through it now. It‘s so good! 3y
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Ready to Read | Janet S. Fenholt
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TBR is all set and I‘m ready for the freakin‘ weekend! #24in48

Soubhiville Yay! I can‘t wait! 3y
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StephBengtson
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I finally finished this audio book. This book is an important and infuriating case study of the epidemic of rape in Missoula, Montana and how the justice system tends to protect the attackers over the victims. Unfortunately, this victim-shaming mentality isn‘t exclusive to Missoula. So many triggers in this book, but an important topic for everyone.

readordierachel Important and infuriating is an apt description. 3y
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StephBengtson
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I‘ve been waiting for this one to come out for awhile. It‘s pretty funny and relate able so far. 😻

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Today‘s book haul. 💕 📚

Reviewsbylola Great haul! I really enjoyed Educated. 3y
mrozzz I‘m so excited for the tagged book 😆 3y
StephBengtson @Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to start it! I‘ve heard nothing but great things. @mrozzz I‘m really enjoying it so far! 3y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I‘ve been up all night binging You on Netflix. Anyone else getting major anxiety from this show? 😬

she_isthe_arrow I keep checking around corners and in closets to make sure I'm not being watched! 😂 how solipsistic of me 3y
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Had a pretty bad work day and let anxiety bring out the worst in me. Figured it was a good time to crack this one open and eat popcorn in bed cause f*ck it!

Ashley_Nicoletto This looks like a perfect cure. Hopefully tomorrow is better. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I should probably read this!!! 3y
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Room to Dream | David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
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My first book of 2019 and last of 2018! #lastfirst

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First read of the new year! I love Rat Queens.

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Wasn‘t able to read as much as I would have liked this year. So ready to see what 2019 brings! Happy new year!! 🥳

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 3y
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Weekend book haul! 📚💛

Cinfhen Nice picks!!! 3y
Bookladylinda I need to add that Mr Rogers book to my TBR! 3y
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StephBengtson
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Doing some audio puzzling. This Golden Girls puzzle is no joke! 🧩😫

TheWordJar Fun! I love audio puzzling! 3y
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Room to Dream | David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
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Trying to complete my “in-progress” books before the new year. Probably won‘t, but I‘m enjoying the time for my own personal readathon.