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Susanita

Susanita

Joined July 2016

Life's too short to read books you don't like.
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What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
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To The Last Man by Jeff Shaara
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Coffin Road | Peter May
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TFW you‘re in the Hebrides, reading a book set in the Hebrides.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1d
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Found in the ship‘s lending library...

AmyG Amazing book! 3d
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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Typewronger Books is not in the database, but it‘s delightful. I couldn‘t leave empty handed!

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The Little Mermaid | Hans Christian Andersen
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It‘s a bit rainy and blustery this morning, but I had to go see her.

Amiable My husband and I were just in Copenhagen a few weeks ago! I was actually surprised by how very many people there were visiting her. I didn‘t realize she was such a huge draw there. 1w
bewareofwords Oooh I LOVE Copenhagen! 😍 Have a fantastic time. 1w
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Thursday’s Child | Helen Forrester
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1. Being comfortable in my own skin.
2. Anything that involves calling someone I don‘t know.
3. Playing outside ALL DAY.
4. Food service.
5. Just general encouragement from the older women in my life, family and otherwise.
Hello, new followers!
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn I feel you on #2. I don‘t even particularly like calling people I do know! 😂 Thanks for playing! 💛 1w
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Dance Hall of the Dead | Tony Hillerman
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I have started my journey to Europe! Before I stand in the security line for the first flight, I want to catch up with #50states posts of previously read books. I have more on my TBR!
#Arizona
#Georgia
#Massachusetts
#Virginia

wanderinglynn Have a fabulous trip! ✈️🌍👋🏻 1w
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1. The tagged book is on the Commander‘s reading list, but I haven‘t read it yet!
2. Yes
3. I read Women Who Love Too Much after my college boyfriend dumped me the second time. It‘s probably dated now, but at the time it was very helpful.
4. I‘ve left a few books partially finished for years.
5. Good morning Littens!
#wondrouswednesday

tournevis 👍🖖👋 1w
Eggs Thanks for your thoughtful responses 🤗 1w
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A Twist in Time | Julie McElwain
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Another #seriesread accomplished! The setting is a gritty view of London as contrasted with the bucolic country estate from the first book. While I kind of figured out whodunnit, this was an interesting story. I‘m also surprised and a little amused that Kendra hasn‘t lost her potty mouth by now! 🤣

TheSpineView Awesome job! 1w
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A Twist in Time | Julie McElwain
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1. A Twist in Time, Big Cherry Holler, The Steel Wave
2. Lethal White
3. Dogwood
#weekendreads

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Murder at Gettysburg | Jim Walker, James Walker
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I‘m getting ready to go to Europe next week, but I‘ve also been a #daytripper in Gettysburg. #beatlemaynia #Pennsylvania #50states

Eggs Wow you ARE a tripper!! 2w
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1. 😢🤣❤️
2. Maybe next year?
3. Haircut, concert, packing for vacation
4. Youngest
#friyayintro

TheSpineView 💜😊📚 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏻♥️📚 2w
Julsmarshall 😄😘❤️ 2w
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Sharpeipup Vacation to anywhere exciting? 2w
Susanita @Sharpeipup I‘m going on a cruise around Northern Europe! 2w
Sharpeipup Sounds lovely! 2w
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Woman with a Gun: A Novel | Phillip Margolin
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We read this a few years ago in #mystery book club. #50states #Oregon

Kaye ✨🌟✨ 2w
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Girl in Disguise | Greer Macallister
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This was an interesting story about the first #femaledetective in the Pinkerton agency. Great character! I also appreciated the reference to awful Washington summers. 😓

Now I have completed the first quarter of the #Booked2019 challenge!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Well done 🎉🎉 (edited) 2w
mhillis Congrats!! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yippee on finishing the prompts! (I still have one winter yet to do ...) I really liked this book! 2w
theladygreer So glad you enjoyed Kate's story! 2w
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Open City | Teju Cole
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This article (shared by Bookriot) came up in my Facebook memories feed from 2014. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5242399?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000031

At the time I hadn‘t read any of the books. Since then I‘ve read Open City and didn‘t especially care for it...

tournevis That's a strange mix of pretentious swill and experimental fiction. They are not the same thing. 2w
TheNerdyProfessor I haven't read a single one of these. Guess I'm not a hipster 🤷 2w
Libby1 I‘ve only tried A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It was a fairly quick Bail for me! 2w
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Leftcoastzen I‘ve read this one an all time favorite! 2w
Leftcoastzen And this one that I liked but not over the moon about it 2w
Leftcoastzen Lydia Davis is a rock star of the short story ,varies between the size of a sentence,a paragraph,a novella I read this one 2w
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For your viewing consideration...

Bookgirl This is funny...my kids and I got into a very lengthy discussion about whether or not this order is a good one! 2w
Birdsong28 This actually makes sense 📚📖 2w
EastWind76 That looks pretty good, except the cut scene from Ant Man & The Wasp is a pretty big spoiler for Infinity War, so maybe it should come after IW? 2w
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Susanita @Bookgirl @EastWind76 @Birdsong28 Idk either! This came to me on an email chain I had to skim to avoid spoilers. 2w
EastWind76 Other than that one thing, I think it seems like a good list! I would just hate for Ant Man to spoil Infinity War. 😁 2w
Bookgirl @EastWind76 @Susanita Yep, in fact many of the movies have end credit scenes that point to the next movie coming. Which is why I think it‘s best to watch them in the order they were made, not the order in which they take place, which is what this list is. But you can skip The Hulk! 😂 2w
CSeydel The consensus in our house was that the chronological order shown here is a good order for a 2nd viewing. It‘s fine for 1st viewing but only if you skip the after-credits scenes. 2w
CSeydel Yeah ... what @Bookgirl said 2w
EastWind76 @CSeydel that makes sense! 2w
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City of Lost Souls | Cassandra Clare
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Note to self: don‘t take three years between books 4 and 5 in a series! Especially when there are only 6 books. That being said, I think I enjoyed this one the most so far, despite being a little lost at the beginning. Sh*t got real with Jace and Clary, as well as some of the other couples too. The final battle has been well and properly set up, so I‘ll definitely finish this #seriesread in 2019.

TheSpineView I have started this but not finished it! I need to get moving!😊 2w
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In the Neighborhood of True | Susan Kaplan Carlton
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1. City of Lost Souls, The Steel Wave, Girl in Disguise
2. Tagged book
3. Lily
#weekendreads

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It‘s a good day for a wedding! The ceremony was short and sweet, and the bridal party recessed to the #StarWars theme. Now we‘re waiting for them to make their appearance at the reception so we can eat.

LiteraryinLititz How cool! So I gather they chose May 4 on purpose? 3w
Susanita @LiteraryinLititz I think they did! 3w
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Goodnight Darth Vader | Jeffrey Brown
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“I find your lack of treats disturbing.”

I don‘t have anything in my gallery for #StarWarsDay so I stole this from Facebook.

julesG 😸😸 3w
wanderinglynn 😹😹😹 that‘s awesome & exactly what my cat would say. 3w
Dragon 😻⭐️💚 3w
CouronneDhiver 😹😹😹😹 love this 3w
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S is for Silence | Sue Grafton
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There are a few books in the series in which Kinsey wanders a bit far afield from #California for a chunk of time, but this one is set firmly in the Golden State. She does, however, get away from her hometown of Santa Teresa. This one is especially poignant because it has to do with a missing person cold case and a daughter who‘s lived with the lack of “closure” for many years. #50states

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1. No.
2. I‘d love to know what happens after the end of the tagged book, but (so far) the author has said it‘s not going to happen.
3. I have a daily task at work searching news sites online, so I read a lot there. Also a subscription to Real Simple magazine.
4. Sometimes...
5. Yes! There‘s one outside a local sandwich shop.
#hellothursday #hellonewfollowers

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 3w
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I seem to be collage-challenged today, so here‘s a recent picture from my gallery. #wondrouswednesday
1. Book I‘ve read more than once: Pride and Prejudice
2. Book I‘ve read more than twice: The Hobbit
3. I track my books read on Goodreads and various spreadsheets.
4. Orchids!
5. Tagging new followers. Welcome!

whatshesreadingnow Pretty 💗🌸 3w
Tonya_Bross So pretty! I love orchids! 🙂 3w
Eggs Stunningly beautiful !! 3w
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April Showers | Trey Branson
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There were some distractions this month-good and bad-so I only finished four books. Nevertheless I consider it a good month, and May will be even better! #AprilWrapUp #springintoreading
-The Blackhouse by Peter May
-A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole
-The Undertaker‘s Daughter by Sara Blaedel
-The Quality of Silence by Rosalind Lupton

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There were for me too! 3w
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#Kansas #50states of mysteries

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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1. Speed Racer @BarbaraTheBibliophage
2. Australia @Melissa_J
3. I use a highly sophisticated, finely calibrated algorithm AKA serendipity. @emtobiasz
4. I finally read the tagged selection for book club and loved it. @youneverarrived
5. What color is your toothbrush?
#friyayintro

TheSpineView Blue 4w
Geeklet White and red. My dentist gives me a new toothbrush every time I get my teeth cleaned. Gotta get that value wherever I can. 4w
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Lcsmcat Green 4w
CouronneDhiver I have a purple one at home and a blue one at work. Can‘t be too clean! 🦷 4w
xxjenadanxx Pink & Black 4w
AsYouWish White and Pink 4w
thereadingunicorn Teal blue and white 4w
DebbieGrillo Green and white 4w
Megabooks Green and clear 4w
youneverarrived Same for The Nightingale! & Blue. 4w
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Experts say that future wars will be fought over #water instead of oil. 🤔
#springintoreading

Geeklet I did my masters thesis on a similar topic. The future of water and water rights is pretty scary. 1mo
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1. Sometimes
2. I‘ll pick up a nice snarky mystery or a humor book.
3. Middle-Earth
4. IMHO cozy mysteries are best in small doses, but I love the titles. (See tagged book.)
5. Hello, new followers!
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs #4 yes some catchy titles 1mo
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Starlight: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Starlight was the one that started it all, and Butterflies & Hurricanes is my all time favorite. (Favourite?)
#supermassiveblackhole #anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Skin Tight | Carl Hiaasen
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I read this several years ago for a book club that‘s now defunct. It‘s a ridiculous mystery set in Florida, making fun of plastic surgery, landscapers, and other “typical” #Florida things. #50states

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Happy #Easter to those who celebrate! To complement my post of the other day, here are some interior views of the USAFA chapel. #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 1mo
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Myspouse asked me to go to B&N to get the tagged book for him, so of course I picked up a couple things for myself.

wanderinglynn Are you planning a trip to Edinburgh? It‘s high on my list of places to visit. 👍🏻 1mo
Susanita @wanderinglynn I‘m stopping there next month on a cruise! 1mo
wanderinglynn How fabulous! I can‘t wait to see your photos! 1mo
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Ice Road Truckers meets Criminal Minds! A woman & her deaf daughter travel deep into the remotest part of Alaska to look for her husband who‘s reported dead but no body was found. Improbable but engaging thriller with good characters and vivid descriptions. A mild pick due to the WTH ending. #50states

I‘m stretching a little to use this for #socialmedia focus as there‘s a lot about Twitter and the blog dad & daughter plan to write. #Booked2019 ⬇️

Susanita I had something else in mind for that prompt but abandoned it pretty quickly when it seemed completely ridiculous. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Sounds like it fits to me! 1mo
Cinfhen Doesn‘t sound like too much of a stretch 😄well played 1mo
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1. You‘ll probably see this again later since I‘m about 70% done.
2. Church, library, church.
3. Yes.
4. Mary Sue 🤣
5. Always
#friyayintro

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The Mueller Report | The Washington Post
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My congressman is getting a little cheeky.

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My Real Children | Jo Walton
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Book recommendations from @tournevis who also encouraged me to go ahead and get the stocking stuffer eight months early! Then we ate yummy pizza, and she tolerated my imperfect knowledge of the city‘s “modified grid” as we took a “windshield tour” of a few of the sights. 📚🍕🚗

tournevis I hall a ball! Thank you for the tour! 1mo
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Another Thing to Fall | Laura Lippman
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A TV crew from California invades Baltimore, and Tess is unwillingly pulled into their orbit as a bodyguard for one of the show‘s stars. Since this is a #mystery of course Things go awry!

This one is near the end (so far) of the series and about middle-of-the-road as far as the story goes. IIRC she finds out some family history she‘d rather not have known, and that adds a poignant note. #fall #springintoreading

vkois88 Sounds good! 1mo
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If you get the chance to visit the US Air Force Academy chapel, do it! I‘ve been there several times, and it‘s easily the most beautiful #church I‘ve ever been inside. #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ⛪️❤️ 1mo
CouronneDhiver Interesting! 1mo
vkois88 It looks so cool! 1mo
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Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspense | Diane Mott Davidson
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Yummy cookies are just one of the perks of #bookclub

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1. Sang a cantata, ate pupusas for lunch, put away laundry.
2. Yes
3. Blue
4. Australia
5. I loaned my sister the tagged book. She doesn‘t know where it is.
#premondayvibes

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I took a little bookish field trip to Frederick MD today - got another library card and visited this cute little bookstore. Photo is from their Facebook page.

LiteraryinLititz What a clever sign! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I know this bookstore! I love going into Frederick. 1mo
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What all the stylish brides wear to the ballpark.

Crazeedi 😍❤Perfect! 1mo
Leftcoastzen So awesome! ❤️⚾️⚾️⚾️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen See it‘s tied 1mo
Susanita @Leftcoastzen They ended up sitting just a few rows ahead of us, and they came prepared with jackets and rain slickers. They didn‘t stick around for extra innings though. As my sister said, they probably had better things to do. 😚 1mo
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About six years ago the shuttle Discovery made her last flight to Dulles airport and would later go on display at the Air and Space Museum annex there. That morning we looked out the window and saw more than #clouds in the sky. #springintoreading

CarolynM Great photo! 1mo
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A woman travels from Copenhagen to Racine, Wisconsin, after learning that her estranged father has died and left her a funeral home to manage. But things aren‘t exactly what they seem! This isn‘t quite a page turner, but it‘s interesting and gives me another book for #50states of mystery. Since it ends on a cliff hanger, I guess I‘ll read the next one.

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A few weeks ago Kili finally figured out how to get to the top of the cat tree. Of course a toy was involved. #nationalpetday #catsoflitsy #blackcatsoflitsy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yay! Pretty cat too! 1mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Such a gorgeous cat!! 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
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Susanita I‘m spamming @TheReadingMermaid per her request 🤗 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Yaaaasss!!! 😍😍😍 1mo
rretzler 😻Love it 1mo
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Ring my Bell | BA Tortuga
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1. “Ring My Bell” - Anita Ward
2. ♋️
3. Sue Grafton was my introduction to the mystery genre which is now my favorite.
4. I‘m late! Consider yourself tagged if you want to be.
#wondrouswednesday

kspenmoll Love Sue Grafton. 1mo
Eggs Ring my 🔔- stuck in head now 😊🤣 1mo
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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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I‘ve checked this out of the library twice and hope to get a start on it once our taxes are done. #birds #springintoreading

vkois88 ❤❤❤ 1mo
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Chasing Rainbows | Shirley Mikkelson
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1. I believe it was the lovely @Liberty mentioning it on the podcast a few times. ❤️
2. I‘d love to try rainbow hair. 🌈
3. Haggis 🤔
4. Bar Rescue 🍺🤬
5. Some of my coworkers call me by the name. 💃🏽
#premondayvibes

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For various reasons, this doesn‘t happen very often, but I‘m working on it! #selfcare #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 2mo
TheDaysGoBy Tracking my sleep is one of my favorite features of the FitBit. It‘s always nice when you get some sleep 2mo
vkois88 I really want a fitbit!! What model do you have? 1mo
Susanita @vkois88 I have a Flex. It‘s not fancy, but it works for me. 1mo
vkois88 I need to look into investing in one!!! 1mo
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The unbeatable combination of #booksandbeverage and baseball players! Anybody familiar with McNally-Jackson? It sounds like a road trip to SoHo is in order. #springintoreading

https://twitter.com/whatwoulddoodo/status/1114339384856387584?s=21

Susanita Oops! Wrong continent, but you get the idea. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Love them ! have not been to that location. 2mo
vkois88 Sounds fun! 1mo
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Maaaaaany years ago my grandfather was in the navy, and his ship stopped in Rio during one of their tours. He bought a photo booklet for my grandmother which I “inherited,” and I was fortunate enough to spend a few days there on the way home from a work thing in Brasilia in 2002. It had gotten a little more built up in the meantime!

To date it‘s the farthest south I‘ve been and also the farthest away from home. #sofaraway #anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola I love this story. ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen I love that it was passed down to you! Awesome photo 🤩 2mo
gradcat Nice story...where do you live? 2mo
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Susanita @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @gradcat Thank you! I guess I was feeling a little nostalgic last night. I live in Maryland USA. 2mo
Mdargusch Very cool! Such a nice momento. 2mo
emilyhaldi Love that connection 💙 2mo
Avanders Very cool! 2mo
gradcat @Susanita I love Maryland...when I read my comment back, it sounds very nosy to me...sorry! 2mo
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