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Tex2Flo

Tex2Flo

Joined July 2016

Reader (absurdist fiction my kryptonite); collector of blue dogs, ugly mermaids, and goofy fish; student of art history; lazy gardener
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The Things She's Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina
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Delighted to see this today. I‘ve had this on my TBR for YEARS now.

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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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A little late to the party. @howjessreads #friyayintro
1. New Orleans, always and forever
2. Fall-like for the tropics—very breezy and warm
3. Date set up by my mother. He ordered pink squirrels and had no conversation. Dubbed Most Boring Man.
4. One #petsoflitsy. German Shepherd, Novella Minnow Pea.
5. BOOP!

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“...the president is sitting at his desk eating a sandwich the way a German Shepherd would trying eat a balloon filled with mayonnaise.” Not sure this is what the author intended, but I couldn‘t help but think of Chris Farley.

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#7covers7days #covercrush #day7
Thank you @jenniferw88 for a fun challenge. I love seeing how others view their own collections and gives me a reason to think differently.
Final intriguing cover of the set.

KarenUK Love this one.... 😍 5d
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day6
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @jenniferw88
A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed. Use the hashtags.
Tagging @gradcat to play.

Cinfhen I‘m intrigued 🐷 6d
gradcat I‘m already playing, but I do so appreciate being tagged—thank you very much!! ♥️ By the way, I love your cover choice! 🐖😅 And I love Wavy Gravy—I just saw that! (edited) 6d
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Did I miss all the swaps planned for autumn? I got busy with work and hurricanes and might have missed a signing up deadline. I LOVE swaps!

SamanthaMarie @LibrarianRyan is doing a #NightmareSwap :) signups until the 14th of this month! Check her page, I think it is two posts down. 6d
LibrarianRyan Yep. My #nightmareswap (Halloween themed) sign ups end soon!! 6d
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day5
@BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman
For 7 days, post a book cover you love, no explanations needed. Just use the hashtags.
Don‘t know who started this, but it‘s fun to see all the various choices. 👌👏🏽👏🏽

KarenUK Such a cool cover! 😍 7d
Cinfhen Good one💜 7d
BarbaraBB Very cool! I think @jenniferw88 started this challenge. I hope you will join too, @arubabookwoman 😘 7d
arubabookwoman Done. Thx for the tag! 7d
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day4
Words cannot express how much I like this cover.

KarenUK Gorgeous 😍😍😍 1w
Cinfhen 🧡🧡🧡 1w
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#7days7covers #day3 #covercrush
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@FireproofBunny @JenlovesJT47
Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags.

KarenUK 😍😍😍 1w
Cinfhen Cool cover...meets your parameters 1w
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen I know! and I realized that I don't have many BEAUTIFUL covers, but I have a whole slew of intriguing covers! 1w
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day2
@KarenUK @cdcnmac @Taichichick
Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags.
New tags for @deadrabbitsbooks

Cinfhen I quite like this cover 🤩 1w
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen I like a cover to be intriguing and to describe the book without giving away too much. 1w
Cinfhen Those parameters do make for a good cover!! 1w
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#covercrush #7covers7days @jenniferw88
Book covers that are special to me, no captions needed.
Tagging @TK421 and @Reggie

Cinfhen Fabulous 1w
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Miles of blade-grass so tough it grew
in salt water, interrupted only by trees so bent they wore the shape of the wind.

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Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irne Nmirovsky
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1. Tagged. Been on my shelf for over a decade and just can't seem to make it into my hands.
2. I just don't read anything twice. Too many to read once.
3. Just the ones at the house now? over 200
4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--superb
5. rave on, Littens!
#wondrousWednesday @eggs
Thanks, you sweet @KarenUK for the tag. Been so busy I've neglected Litsy.

Eggs I discovered quotes from Nemirovsky 13 yrs ago, and still want to read this as well. 3w
Crazeedi I so agree with number 2! 💞 3w
KarenUK 💕😊📚💕 3w
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Tex2Flo @Eggs Why is this one so HARD to take on? 3w
Tex2Flo @Crazeedi I'm the same with movies and TV shows. Too much to input to double down anywhere. 3w
Eggs @Tex2Flo I forget to make it a priority-it might be on my Litsy stack 🤪🤓 3w
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Finally found a proper bingo with a little help from @alexa_d
Funny, no 5 star reads yet this year. Close, but no.

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#redreading #augustabc @Eggs
A terrible story told about a terrible era by little blue mice.
Dirty tiles make an inverted swastika around the cover image.

Eggs 🤗👏🏻📚👏🏻🤗 1mo
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#tequila #ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Hey, Parrotheads. Here‘s the inside of the Margaritaville Hotel in Hollywood, FL. Can‘t hear tequila without thinking of Jimmy B.

Megabooks My favorite is The Weather Is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful! 1mo
Tex2Flo Like country songs, his titles are terrific. 1mo
Cinfhen Stunning!! I need an escape ~ all this family time is starting to drive me crazzzzzzy 🤪 1mo
squirrelbrain That looks a gorgeous hotel! 💕🍸👍 1mo
Tex2Flo @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen It‘s a terrific space and pretty inspiring. Right on the beach at the Broadwalk. The staff are amazing. 1mo
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Was hoping for more Real Housewives and less Doctor Pimple Popper. Such a great title, though!!

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1. Anything with milk chocolate. I avoid it as long as I can, but then I break out like a 16 year old n
2. After over 60 years, I finally found some clothing I like and am replacing my whole wardrobe piece by piece.
3. Tagged. Time period that I hate to read about but a sociology I‘m completely interested in.
4. Thanks @KarenUK for the tag. Now, let‘s see if @Taichichick is paying attention.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesdy one of my favorite prompts.

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗👏🏻 1mo
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”I am drowning, my dear, in seas of fire.”
#quotsyaug19 #lighthouse @TK421
Not her lighthouse in the picture, but one of the few left in Florida.

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#ayupauguat #perfect @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain
“Close your mouth please, Michael; we are not a codfish.”

Cinfhen ❤️🎶☂️ 1mo
squirrelbrain Love this! 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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These have been on my shopping pile for a while and I finally dusted off the purse strings to get something new.
Sorted is by: Non-Fiction, then General Fiction, and Mystery Thriller. Usually that last stack is biggest.

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#quotsyaug19 #wiggle #dogsoflitsy @TK-421
Outside of a dog, a book is man‘s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it‘s too dark to read.
(Shamelessly stealing the idea from @JoScho as an excuse to post this quote.

JoScho Love it and this sweet pics! 1mo
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Tell Me Something | Adele Parks
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#ayupaugust #somethinggood @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Tell me something good. Tell me that you like it. Chaka Kahn for the win!

squirrelbrain 😁🎵👍 1mo
Cinfhen Love Chaka 💪🏼💋 1mo
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Diary of a Nobody | George & Weedon Grossmith
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@howjessreads #friyayintro
1. Tagged book is an old book but so cute. I was thrilled to find it.
2. Tory or Trika (never Tess)
3. Calamari with Thai sauce
4. Avoiding the tropical storm with a pile of books and Netflix
5. Just 2. Should be 4 but I realized I didn‘t know those words in German or Italian.

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#ayupaugust #babies @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Fun graphic novel about pregnancy and new birth

squirrelbrain Love your picture! 💕 2mo
Cinfhen I agree with @squirrelbrain love the background you choose!! 2mo
Tex2Flo @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen I‘ve been having a good time with all the stuff available in Pic Collage. (edited) 2mo
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The Ticket That Exploded | William Burroughs
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#August abc #bluebooks @Eggs
All blue. All sitting on the TBR shelves, some for a long time.

Eggs Lovely! I started Infinite Jest, but it was not for me... 2mo
Tex2Flo @eggs not sure I‘ll ever get to it. Been sitting there for at least 3 years. All the comments I‘ve read make me think it‘s more trouble than it‘s worth. 2mo
Eggs It‘s great if you like looong paragraphs that are essentially 1 sentence!!!🤨🤪🤓 2mo
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The sweetest good-sad story
#crymeariver #ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Book club cast Cloris Leachman and David Arquette.

squirrelbrain Sounds good (but sad!) - stacked... 2mo
Cinfhen Such a great book!!!!!!!! 2mo
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Quicksand | Steve Toltz
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#alliesalways #augustabc @Eggs
This has been sitting on the TBR shelf for a long time and it‘s starting off as a real “buddy movie” of a book.

Eggs Good one ☝️👏🏻🤗📚🤗 2mo
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Even Aliens Need Snacks | Matthew McElligott
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@LibrarianRyan #bbrc
...and I call the flip flops...

LibrarianRyan Ferris. Yeahh. Yumm. I call them flip flops too. But a lot of people think of that is only beach flip flops. 2mo
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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July Reads
Most intriguing—Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Least rewarding—Florida Roadkill
4 non-fiction (possibly a record high)
5 thrillers (possibly a record low)

KarenUK 😊👍📚💕 2mo
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#bookishbingo
This was fun! First time I‘ve been able to gather my thought for a bingo.

Samplergal Is that supposed to be from the last year? I was confused 🤷🏽‍♀️. I put my first book that I just finished in August. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Tex2Flo Dunno. I just interpreted it to be anniversary year. 2mo
alexa_d You know, Lucy Knisley is bi. You could put Kid Gloves in the "LGBTQ author" square and have a proper bingo! 4w
Tex2Flo @alexa_d I didn‘t know that. I was certain I‘d be playing the rest of the month before a good bingo showed up. Thanks. 4w
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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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This was hard.
1. Jumped out of a plane (never gonna happen)
2. Had children (never gonna happen)
3. Been married (not ruling it out)

Have fun!

Megabooks 2 for me as well! 2mo
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The Bottoms | Joe R. Lansdale
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Been reading a lot of things set around where I grew up—around East Texas. This image of early morning in the woods brought back vivid memories.
“...as daybreak was running like a broken egg yolk through the trees and birds were calling out that they were in search of breakfast...”
Good morning, folks.

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Joe Gould's Teeth | Jill Lepore
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End of vacation week and finally couldn‘t ignore my TBR and the Bookbub sale. Lucky I was able to hold to 10 (very lucky).

KarenUK Nice haul! Xx 👍💕 2mo
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Sizzle | Julie Garwood
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@DebbieGrillo @MinDea #humpdaypost
1. Fewer tourists and great deals at restaurants
2. Work pleasantly in the yard
3. SHADE! Regardless of my family history, I am a pale skin.
4. Taking advantage of time off and air conditioning.

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1. Tropical jungle with loads of fruit and shady spots to read
2. Google Maps, goodreads, Uber
3. Eggs, bread, milk, and chicken thighs
Pic is from some of the transplanted plants I‘m trying to revive from odd parts of the garden.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Beautiful plants! I love figs and have been known to OD on them... 2mo
Tex2Flo @eggs I‘ve had fig trees everywhere I‘ve lived and can‘t wait for this one to get me more than these hard green marbles! 2mo
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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@TK421 #quotesyjuly #detour
“You can handle the wheelchair,” said the orderly, with a smile intended to make the remark sound like good news, whereas to my ears it had the ring of a life sentence.
I know these should be quotes using the word prompts, but this life detour was so profound that I wanted to include it.

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@Cinfhen @KarenUK #lilithjuly #smallbluething
This prompt has huge meaning for me. I grew up near NASA, had engineers for the missions across the street, and had astronauts as speakers in my elementary school. Also, the lunar explorer was cooled by technology from my company, Trane. This moon walk anniversary reminds me of the blue marble that we saw while we were walking in other gravity.

KarenUK Love your take on this prompt.... 💙 2mo
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Rocky Horror Show | Richard O'Brien
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#lilithjuly #dontdream @Cinfhen @KarenUK
The prompt screams it.
Don‘t dream it, be it.

KarenUK Yes! 🙌🙌💕 2mo
Soubhiville I ❤️ Frankenfurter! 2mo
Cinfhen 🎶Let‘s do the Time Warp again 🎶 2mo
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A Liar's Autobiography | Graham Chapman
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@Cinfhen @KarenUK #lilithjuly #thehat
Digging deep into my archives for a fun hat. Graham Chapman, one of my favorite Pythons (truly, all are my favorites).
Novella is having none of it.

KarenUK Awww! Hi Beautiful Vella! 😘.... and they are all my favorites too.... 😊💕 2mo
Cinfhen Good find!!!! 2mo
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“I am nothing more than a dog. An ordinary dog.”
@Sweetkokoro
I wouldn‘t be true to myself if I let pass this particular challenge. My collection of blue dog books. Paintings made of a real dog (Tiffany] whose legends in art came from the stories in the tagged book.

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@Cinfhen @KarenUK #lilithjuly #windowseat
When traveling for work, I always get a window seat. Thankfully I‘m not traveling again for a month or so. Instead I‘m contemplating my own little window seat from home. (And I channeled @Cinfhen when I picked up flowers over the weekend!!) My background music is Melissa Etheridge.

Cinfhen Flowers are fabulous 💛🧡💛🧡so cheerful ☺️😁🥳 2mo
KarenUK Buying yourself flowers is a great bit of self-care!💕 I do it most weeks... just bought myself some lilac tulips yesterday 😊🌷💜 2mo
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@Cinfhen @KarenUK #lilithjuly #thestory
This was one of the most unexpected stories I had had heard about recent times. That there could be a hermit living in the woods in this technological age was fascinating.

emz711 Tbr! Thanks 2mo
KarenUK Great pick 👍😊🌲🌲🌲 2mo
Cinfhen Sorry I missed this post!! It was such a fascinating read!!! 2mo
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Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
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#hello Thursday @wanderinglynn
1. Tintinnabulation—always followed by “of the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells”
2. Do it all the time, just can‘t remember one now.
3. Antidisestablishmentarianism (sp?)
4. Twirlyround—my own word to describe those giant circles coming off a freeway
5. Go crazy you Littens

wanderinglynn Great words! Especially no. 4! Thanks for playing! 💜 2mo
Tex2Flo Actually, the word I meant is “twirlyrounder”. And when you‘re on it, to tell folks what happens, you say, “it goes you twirlyround”. 2mo
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Another challenge 3-fer
@Cinfhen @KarenUK #lilithjuly not my current coast, but it sure played a big part in my family history.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 #letstraveljuly the area of the US that I know the most.
@TK421 quotsyjuly19 in essence the island was gone, at least to the rest of the world for days.

KarenUK Nice multitasking! 💕👍 2mo
OriginalCyn620 😊👌🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 and now I understand your Litsy handle 🤓 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 2mo
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@Cinfhen @KarenUK #lilithjuly #umbrella (sweet accessory)
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 #letstraveljuly #shade (a talent at throwing it)
@TK-421 #quotsyjuly #destiny (winner of season 3 of all stars)
“The biggest obstacles I‘ve ever faced were my own self-imposed limitations.” RuPaul Charles

OriginalCyn620 😊❤️ 3mo
KarenUK Love everything about this post! 💕 3mo
Cinfhen Echoing @KarenUK Rihanna would approve as well ☂️☂️☂️☂️☂️ 3mo
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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Hey @KarenUK and @TheSpineView !! Love the tag
1. Watched: Michael Jackson and his first moonwalk to Billie Jean
2. Ocean beach, wine cooler, books, and snacks
3. Home is where the dog is
4. @JenlovesJT47 @wanderinglynn @Stacypatrice

KarenUK #3 🐶💕👍🙌🙌 3mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 😘 3mo
TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
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#birds #July Coldplay @Eggs
Quite possible couldn‘t get 2 more opposite books written over 100 years apart. 1894 & 2017

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️Birds Christmas Carol❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Lost Memory of Skin | Russell Banks
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@Cinfhen #top6reads
I‘ve read some good books so far, but not a lot of spectacular ones...except for these. Tagged book might make it to be a book club choice, it‘s that rich.

britt_brooke Love, love, love Sedaris! 3mo
Cinfhen The Sedaris is on my TBR & I really liked the Kingsolver ♥️♥️♥️Great picks xx thanks for sharing 3mo
Tex2Flo @britt_brooke @cinfhen outside of The Santaland Diaries, this has been my favorite Sedaris so far. It's sorta the way I deal with plants in the wild--a bit of theft by finding. 3mo
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KarenUK Love your picks 👍💕 3mo
Cinfhen I own but haven‘t listened to Calypso yet and I did the audio of 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The Martian is so good! 🧡 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Oooh SSDGM!! So good 😊 3mo
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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
#letstraveljuly. #2neworleans
Some of my favorite artworks came from my trips to New Orleans: a Tribal mask made in the newly formed country of Birkino Faso, a couple of pieces vended from an old cigarette machine, a wooden toy that thrums its fingers by winding a crank, a griffin candle holder (guess the hole), and, natch, a Rodrigues blue dog.

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! ❤️ 3mo
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