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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

Joined January 2018

Bibliophile 📚 Traveller 🌎 Canadian 🇨🇦
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Zombie | Joyce Carol Oates
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Mehso-so

Inspired by serial killer Jeffery Dahmer, this book is written from the perspective of a man obsessed with having his own zombie sex slave. Written in a kind of journal style. It was interesting and different, but I couldn't get into the style of writing. If you can't get enough serial killers, and don't mind some graphic content, then check this one out.

TheLudicReader It always takes me a while to settle into the way Oates writes, but when I do I generally like her books. 1mo
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Down the Drain | Julia Fox
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Honestly didn't really know what Julia Fox was famous for besides having briefly dated Kanye, but I saw good reviews of her book. And let me tell you her life is wild.

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Burner | Robert Ford
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Fast paced and well written. I could go for a sequel. Psychological horror, thriller, where humans are the real monsters. Look up trigger warnings if need be, cuz there are a lot.

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The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Pickpick

A YA Carrie retelling. It was a good read. Themes of racism, bullying, classism, and sexism. I did find the writing to be very YA. Everything was really spelled out for the reader, but I'm not the target audience so not a huge deal breaker.

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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Currently reading 🎧📖

BiblioLitten One of my favourite books! 4d
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S.A. Cosby has yet to disappoint. This has been my best read of the year so far. A school shooting leads to the discovery of a serial killer in small town Virginia.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! 🙌🏻 4mo
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House of Hunger | Alexis Henderson
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I loved the Year of the Witching, so I was excited for this gothic vampire fantasy. Felt like a YA Anne Rice, in a good way, as I'm having a really hard time getting through IWtV. More fantasy rather than horror imo, but there is a lot of blood, cuz I mean... vampires. An enjoyable read.

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It's a Monogram of the alphabet. Letters A-Zed, and numbers 0-9, so every book I've ever read is right there on my arm. I saw the image on Pinterest or something.

#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern 📚

lil1inblue So cool! I love it! 4mo
wanderinglynn That‘s really cool! 4mo
IndoorDame Gorgeous!!! 4mo
TieDyeDude Very cool! I haven't seen that before. 4mo
BookmarkTavern Oh wow! That‘s so cool! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Pickpick

I think the title is a bit clickbait-y, her relationship and feelings towards her mom are more complicated and less callous than that. However, I don't think her situation would have gotten any better if her mom didn't die.

Litsi But it did get better. And in the last line we know that she is glad. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Litsi Yeah, that's what I meant. Her mom had to die for her life to be better. 1mo
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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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Mehso-so

A super short and quick read, could have done in one sitting. I didn't really get it though.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Read some other reviews and apparently it's a social commentary on the use of pesticides in Argentina. Knowing that helps give it more context, which I could have used going into it. Until I read that, I didn't understand the point of it all. 4mo
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Evelyn's husband is having an affair... With her clone. But now he's dead and she has to sort it out.

This was a good read, and would make a perfect Book Club selection. Lots of topics to discuss: cloning, ethics, morality, misogyny, motherhood, relationships, womanhood...

ChaoticMissAdventures I enjoyed this one! I thought it was unique. 4mo
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My last order from Book Outlet arrived. The big stack is from BO and the small one is from Chapters (Canada's B&N). I think I'm satiated for now. I'm so excited to get reading. 📖

ChaoticMissAdventures So many fantastic titles! I loved Our Wives Under the Sea, and this one one of my top books of last year, Tiffany D Jackson is brilliant 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ChaoticMissAdventures Glad to hear, I'm so excited for all of it. 5mo
PaperbackPirate 😍📚💙 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Awesome haul! Look forward to your reviews. 5mo
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Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

I really couldn't stand Maite. She was whiny, immature, and ignorant. I get that it was a way to explain the political climate of 1970's Mexico, but it was distracting and often boring. Elvis's POVs were better, his naivete was more forgivable. It picked up in the end. This was a cover buy, which was definitely misleading.

Megabooks This felt really YA to me. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
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I was riveted, I could not put this one down. I was invested in both storylines, and the pacing was great. Would definitely recommend this one. Check trigger warnings if need be.

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@mcctrish was correct in saying that Book Outlet is like crack! I may or may not have a third order on the way... 😬📚🤓

mcctrish LOVE!!!! 5mo
merelybookish It's irresistible! 😬 5mo
Soubhiville Great stack! 5mo
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TheBookHippie Shhhh I‘m not looking at my full cart 😂 5mo
Reggie Revenge!!! 🖤loved that book. 5mo
Bookish.SAM It‘s dangerous… in then best way! 📚😍 5mo
xatal Making this available on additional publishing platforms for writers like https://shabd.in/ would be helpful. since I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It provides the chance to publish in different local Indian languages and reach a wide range of people. Given its extensive reach and capacity to present material in several languages, it could aid in increasing readership and growing the book's audience 5mo
5feet.of.fury So many goodies! 5mo
Ddzmini Oh the empire of the vampire great book and the sequel is coming out soon 🙌🏽📚😊 5mo
PaperbackPirate Happy Reading! 📚💙 5mo
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Wolf Winter | Cecilia Ekback
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This was excellent, I can't believe it was her debut novel. Folkloric and atmospheric. Historical fiction set in Swedish Lapland in 1717. Everyone in this remote community is hiding something. The perfect winter read. 🐺❄️

Cuilin Sounds amazing 5mo
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A Choir of Ill Children | Tom Piccirilli
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Southern gothic horror, I guess. Not a ton of horror though, more supernatural maybe. It was kind of confusing at times, but I still really liked it. I loved the Bayou setting, very atmospheric. I can't remember why I picked this one up, but it wasn't what I was expecting. In a good way it turns out. Made me think of Geek Love meets True Detective (season one). Would definitely be worth a reread in the future.

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#bookhaul Book Outlet had a good sale after Christmas. 🤷‍♀️📚

Julsmarshall Great haul! 5mo
Ruthiella Awesome stack! 😃 5mo
AmyG Nice! I liked It Girl alot. 5mo
mcctrish Book outlet is like crack for me 🤣 (edited) 5mo
merelybookish What @mcctrish said.😂 5mo
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The Warrior Retreat | John Lynch
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Extreme horror centering around a group of Marine Corps vets who meet up a few years after returning home from service. I would have liked this to have been longer, but it still packed a punch.

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

It was just ok. In the first two-thirds of the book nothing happened. Just back and forth POVs of mom and daughter thinking about how they hated each other. Then things finally started to happen, but it wasn't really all that creepy or horrific or shocking. I was expecting more.

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I've been looking over the books I read in 2023. It seems I read a lot of books I liked, but not a lot that I loved. I couldn't find 23 to put on a list so I did #top10of2023 . My favourite by far was No Exit, I remember being super pumped after reading that. Hopefully I have more "loves" in 2024.

Bookzombie I read The Summer I Died years ago. I might have to reread it. I also enjoyed No Exit and Daisy and Salem‘s Lot, of course. 🙂 (edited) 5mo
Kappadeemom No Exit is a favorite of mine. I will never look at a rest area the same!😳 5mo
UwannaPublishme Daisy Jones! 🙌🏻 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ok I had to amend this because I didn't record a couple books that I had read in the summer. And I ABSOLUTELY ADORED 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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❤️💚💌😍🎅🏼 #cardswap #holidaycardswap

Ladygodiva7 I see my card to you! And I just posted my card door just now too 😂 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Ladygodiva7 ❤️❤️ I love getting and sending Christmas cards. Such fun. 5mo
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Paris: The Memoir | Paris Hilton
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🎧📖 Well that was unexpected. She has survived some horrific things. I respect what she's been through and how she's thrived, even if I'm not a fan of her public image and never have been.

TheBookgeekFrau Ok, so I have to stack this bc just about every Litsy review I've seen for this book is exactly like this. Yours happened to be the tipping point for #bookFOMO 😆 5mo
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Not in the database. A collection of 3 extreme horror, holiday theme, novellas; one Christmas, one Thanksgiving, and one Halloween. I definitely liked the Halloween one the best. Probably more suitable for an October/November read, but I still enjoyed it.

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Merry Christmas Littens! 💚🎅🏼❤️🎄

Mollyanna Merry Christmas 🎄 6mo
kspenmoll Merry Christmas! 6mo
Pageturner1 merry christmas 🎄 love it 6mo
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BookmarkTavern Perfect! Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄 6mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 6mo
Ruthiella Merry Christmas!🎄 6mo
Cupcake12 I love this x 6mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 6mo
TheSpineView Merry Christmas!🎄🎅🎄 6mo
dabbe MC! 💙❄️💙 6mo
LeahBergen Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄 6mo
bthegood Merry Christmas - hope you had a good holiday ❄️ 6mo
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Near the Bone | Christina Henry
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A couple living secluded on a mountain side find evidence of a large creature stalking nearby. Bringing fears of the animal itself, and of the attention it will bring to their quiet area. Creature horror/Domestic horror. I liked the parts with the monster, they were suspenseful and foreboding. The couple made me very unsettled, as I think their dynamic is very realistic one. Look up trigger warnings if you need to.

Reggie This was the one time I was rooting for the monster to kill the husband. 6mo
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From FB. 🦌

Graywacke How fun! 6mo
Yuki_Onna 🤣 Oh my, this is priceless!!! 6mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 6mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
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Unknown Book 7862140 | Unknown Unknown
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The Litsy Holiday cards are rolling in. 💌💚🎄❤️🎅🏼 #holidaycardswap #cardswap

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Mehso-so

The writing was poor, especially the dialogue. The kills weren't bad, but I was hoping for more. I have a short attention span this time of year, so it was good enough for what I was in the mood for, but not great. 🎅🏼

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All the different feels this month. What's that hashtag we use when people are struggling at Christmas time?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending love ❤️ 6mo
dabbe #youarenotalone 💙❄️💙 6mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ah #JoinIn is what I'm thinking of. 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lots of good ones though. 6mo
TheBookHippie We‘ve used different ones over the years ♥️ #HolidayFriends this year and last …sending love 6mo
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Secret Santa | Andrew Shaffer
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Mehso-so

I wasn't sure what to expect, it wasn't bad. Hit the spot for a holiday read, but not as creepy or gory as I would have liked.

Q84 And here I was not interested because it was horror🤣 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Q84 Yeah it's very mild on the horror, imo. I think the author was trying funny, campy, horror. It is the same guy who wrote 6mo
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Holiday cards are heading out tomorrow. 🎄💌🎅🏼 #HolidayCardSwap @LibrarianRyan

thegirlwiththelibrarybag How cute are those stamps!! 🤩 6mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Murder mystery in the Scottish back country. I definitely like The Guest List better, but this was good. Set around NYE, so a good winter read.

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Where the Dead Go to Die | Mark Allan Gunnells, Aaron Dries
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This was a different take on zombies. Once you get bit you have a few weeks before you filly turn. In an effort to be more humane, hospice centres have been set up to care for the bitten. Naturally things don't go so smoothly. Told from the perspective of a hospice nurse. Short, wintery, Christmas-ish.

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I broke my foot and won't be able to work for the next few weeks so I had to drop out of all my holiday swaps. But this one I can still do! #cardswap @LibrarianRyan 💚💌❤️

Beatlefan129 Oh no! I hope you heal up quickly! 7mo
Kshakal Sending healing vibes!!! 7mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I am so sorry! I hope you heal quickly! 7mo
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Velvetfur Oh no! I hope your foot gets put back together soon! Sending healing hugs 🤗 7mo
Ruthiella Wishing you a speedy recovery! 7mo
Balibee146 Ouch wishing you a smooth recovery xc 7mo
BarkingMadRead Oh no!! I‘m so sorry! 7mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Oh no! I‘m so sorry, sending you healing hugs!! 7mo
Amor4Libros Hope you feel better soon!! 7mo
teebe Oh no hope you‘re feeling ok and you heal quickly! 7mo
Librarybelle Wishing you a speedy recovery! 7mo
TheLudicReader That sucks. Hope you on your feet again soon. 7mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! I hope you heal quickly!💜 7mo
dabbe Hope you're on the mend soon! 🧡🖤💜 7mo
LibrarianRyan Yucky. I‘ve been sick for the last week and this is the first time I‘ve been on social media. So I get it. 7mo
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Dead of Winter | Darcy Coates
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Thriller, horror. Christa is on a winter back country trip in the Rocky Mountains. The group gets stuck in a snow storm and has to take shelter for the night. The next morning they find their missing guide, or his head at least.

ShelleyBooksie Ewww! Sounds really good! 7mo
DGRachel I loved this one! 7mo
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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I liked this one. I was in the mood for a wintery read, and this hit the spot. I enjoyed the setting and the pacing was fast. Although it was predictable in parts, it had some satisfying bits as well.

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#CreepyChristmas Swap hosted by @teebe now open! 🎅🏼☠️🎄🖤

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Heads up!!! This one has a quick turn around, only open until the weekend. #YuleSwap hosted by @BookwormAHN and @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 7mo
BookwormAHN Thanks for sharing 😺 7mo
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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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Ania Ahlborn is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I love how all her books are so different, she keeps it interesting. I liked this one. It was pretty violent, and although I guessed the twist pretty early on, it was still fun to see it all unfold. Lots of trigger warnings.

BarbaraBB I loved this one! 7mo
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Bring on the Christmas Swaps! This is one of my faves. Just a book and some chocolate! 🎄 See @MaleficentBookDragon for more details and link. #Jolabokaflodswap

julieclair Thanks for the heads up! This is my favorite swap of the year! 7mo
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Short and Horrific novella. #extremehorror

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Happy Halloween Littens! 👻

TheSpineView 🧡🧡🧡 7mo
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Well this is a first. I'm about half way through this book, and all of a sudden there is a disclaimer about the horrors to come. Probably shouldn't read any further since I'm about to go to sleep, lol. But I'm intrigued... #extremehorror

Bookwomble Ooh, it's like the warning at the beginning of James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein movie! 😄 7mo
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Mehso-so

This was a cover buy, it's so pretty. The story itself was just ok. I liked the twist, but it was a little boring overall. Didn't hold my attention.

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@DinoMom Thank you so much!! Those Chucky earrings and Pennywise Toque! I'm so excited to read these books. Everything is perfect. Happy Halloween!! 🧡❤️🖤 #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn So cool! 🎃🖤👻🧡 7mo
DinoMom Yay! Glad you like it! It was a fun one! 7mo
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Oh my freaking god SHARON!! 😱 Your wrap jobs are always sensational, but you outdid yourself this time. Each of those Killers is a little wooden ornament! I'm 100% excited and satisfied with this gift box and I haven't even opened it yet. I don't even want to open it! But I will. 😜

#HHS @DinoMom @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn That is amazing! 🤩😍 7mo
LeahBergen Awesome wrapping! 7mo
DinoMom I love the wrapping! It‘s my favourite part! 7mo
bthegood @DinoMom the wrapping is fantastic 💝 7mo
DinoMom @bthegood thanks. I love theme wrapping! 7mo
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@AshRob22 Thank you so much for my #AHRS package 🖤 This was so much fun to open. I love how you rigged the box with working Halloween fairy lights!! You went above and beyond, the gifts are perfect. Those earrings! I'm so intrigued by your book pick too. Thanks again. 🧡

@MaleficentBookDragon #AllHallowsReadSwap #AHR

AshRob22 AMAZING!! Glad you enjoyed 😆😆😆 Happy Halloween!! 7mo
LibrarianRyan UnWind is soooo good. It will stay with you for a long time. I still haven‘t read the entire series because I need time between each book. 7mo
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Saw this on IG and I giggled. All of us after opening our #ModernWitchSwap boxes. Lol.

Gissy Yes! Lovely print! 🧙🏼‍♀️ 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
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@BeeMagical Thank you so much for my wonderful #MWS books and gifts. Happy Halloween Witches! 🔮🕸️🌛

Thanks for hosting @BookwormAHN #ModernWitchSwap

BookwormAHN 💜💛🧡 8mo
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