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TheDaysGoBy

TheDaysGoBy

Joined January 2017

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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This was SO fun. At times I was annoyed with Annie, particularly in the beginning because she seemed to take immediate offense to Drew and never even considered she might be approaching the situation wrong. But she grew on me. What I enjoyed most about this though was I had literal laugh out loud moments - pretty rare for me with a book. It surprised me every time but in the best way. It was a lot of fun

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1w
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Pickpick

Finished this up before bed. It‘d been on my shelf for a while. A story about a pandemic that wipes out most of the world leaving some people with magical abilities as well as without. Not my first pandemic book since living through the covid pandemic but it‘s still so weird and eerie - the stuff the author describes hits different after living some of it. Overall, I liked it. Likable characters and I‘m intrigued. Gave The Stand vibes

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Mr. Wrong Number | Lynn Painter
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Pickpick

I never used to be much of a romance fan but I had a couple good ones hook me a year or two ago and now I like to throw one in every so often as it‘s nice to just blow through a book. I liked this one - not a favorite but mostly enjoyable

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Hello floofy! 💕 1mo
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Just finished this one up during lunch today. It was interesting. I do think there were some missed opportunities but I thought the story was unique

#litsylovereads

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Listened to this on audio while working this week. I enjoyed it a lot! I found it so interesting. I‘m not outdoorsy in the least but I can appreciate why people hike these trails. Not that you‘ll ever talk me into it 😂 But yeah, fascinating and heartbreaking all the while

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Finished up this book while watching March Madness. I enjoyed it a lot! A memoir about adopting a blind kitten and how the cat‘s spirit impacted her life/way of thinking. Definitely makes me appreciate my kitty all the more, especially given my Sammy is turning 16 in a couple months. Was a nice reminder to love him even in those moments of frustration

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Aww Sammy 💕💕💕 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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#tuesdaytunes

You guys are all picking cool stuff for this, but I can‘t help sharing this. A new *NSYNC song off Justin Timberlake‘s new album - the song is Paradise. As a die hard *NSYNC fan it‘s brought me so much joy

https://open.spotify.com/track/6tcYpyw4rr5mTqDidS29IY?si=CMjq9YrgTJm0LdPmzP1LIQ

@TieDyeDude

BethM Yaaaassss 2mo
TieDyeDude Nothing wrong with this! Solid song. I didn't realize the album was out. The couple songs I've heard have been a bit auto-tune heavy, but I'm reserving judgement till I listen to the whole thing 2mo
TheDaysGoBy @TieDyeDude Overall it‘s a great album! Feels like there‘s a bit of range on it which is always nice having a song that‘ll fit basically every mood. That *NSYNC song made me so emotional though 😂 2mo
TieDyeDude Have you seen his Tiny Desk? Such an entertainer! How is anyone that charismatic?? 2mo
TheDaysGoBy @TieDyeDude I did! It was so good! I‘ll be seeing him on tour this summer too. He always puts on a great show! 2mo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks just got my book in the mail. Thank you again so much!

#litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🎉🎈 2mo
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Everything Is OK | Debbie Tung
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My BFF gifted me this for my birthday and I just got around to reading it. I‘ve been struggling with stress and general displeasure with my job so I appreciated this book and a lot of the comics spoke to me. Nice to have a reminder it‘s ok to be down sometimes and to step back and take care of yourself

#litsylovereads

dabbe 💚💙💚 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 3mo
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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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Wasn‘t a huge fan of Fourth Wing but figured I‘d give the sequel a go to see if more time with the characters/plot changed my mind. Unfortunately, it didn‘t. I can see why people enjoy this story but for me the “shocks” and “twists” don‘t have a huge impact. I think because nothing ever really get explained in the detail needed so when those things happen you don‘t have an emotional reaction to it. Surely there will be another book but I‘m out

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
RamsFan1963 I never made it past the first book. 3mo
TheDaysGoBy @RamsFan1963 I probably wouldn‘t have bothered if I hadn‘t gotten the sequel for Christmas. For such long books the author could‘ve done way more world building 3mo
RamsFan1963 @TheDaysGoBy I couldn't get past the, IMO, school girl romance elements that brought the story to a screeching halt every time they popped up. 3mo
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I listened to this on audio. Really short audiobook but it had some good info/tips on how to stop yourself overthinking everything - habit I‘m definitely prone to

#litsylovereads

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Unpopular opinion here. This was so overhyped. The premise sounded amazing but the writing style wasn‘t very successful - at least not for me. The author struggles to develop characters and relationships properly. We‘re expected to believe Violet is friends with people because the author says so rather than actually showing it and letting the readers see the growth. And the romance? Ugh. Felt so one sided with Violet and suddenly it‘s not? ⬇️

TheDaysGoBy I wanted to like this so much but the author didn‘t even do any real world building. Nothing is really explained about the ongoing war or what things are really like outside the walls of the city - what are they heading out into after graduation. I did like the dragons and thought all that was interesting. Just wish this was written better. That said, I‘m still planning to read the sequel so we‘ll see if that changes my feelings at all 5mo
dabbe As a former English teacher, this is what I loved most about teaching. When the kids would challenge each other's thoughts on a piece of literature. When I'd tell them that they could have opposing opinions and as long as they could accurately and intelligently defend their analysis (which is crucial to literary development) and they'd SMILE, ready to critique and support. You nailed all of this in your post. Thank you. 🖤💜🖤 5mo
TheDaysGoBy @dabbe Thank you! I feel like I‘m overly critical sometimes because I write (not published or anything but just for fun and yet I take it quite seriously) so I feel that makes me less sympathetic sometimes. Reading other people‘s reviews that praise the world building and character development makes me feel like I‘m missing something but I guess I have a different idea what that looks like 5mo
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I enjoyed this a lot! The characters were all wonderful. I love stories where I have characters I can connect with/root for and I got that in spades here. It was a cute, feel good story. Good way to start the new year!

#litsylovereads

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
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Winter Games: A Mystery | John Feinstein
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My final total for #GhostsOfXmas #wintergames

I had a blast! I‘m sad it‘s over - the holidays go way too fast but it was a great event! @BookwormAHN thanks for being a great team captain! 🙂

BookwormAHN Nice 🩵🤍🩵 5mo
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Really happy I hit my goal - for a while there wasn‘t sure it was gonna happen. Trying to decide what my new goal for 2024 should be and if there are any challenges I should join. I‘m not very good at finishing them but it feels weird to not join one either 😂

Ruthiella Nice work! 👏👏👏 5mo
PaperbackPirate Congratulations! 📚 5mo
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Some more ornaments:

Too big to fit in palm of my hand
With an animal on it
Character
Favorite color
With a date on it

#GhostsofXmas #wintergames #christmasornamenthunt

@BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Lovely 🤍 5mo
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1. The tagged book
2. The Most Likely Club. Ugh, literally the worst book I‘ve read in so long
3. Nothing yet. I‘ve got a cold so I‘ll see how I‘m feeling. Might just kick it at home just me and my kitty and I‘m perfectly fine with that
4. No but I did end up at the mall for an hour or two
5. I guess kinda brown because it‘d been raining. I always want a white one and never get it 😂

#ghostsofxmas #wintergames @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN I would love to have a white one too ❄️ 5mo
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It‘s been a crazy few days with the holiday and then of course I had to come down with one of the many illnesses flying around so apologies on the late posting of this. I got 435 words on the word game which was where I‘d left it the night of the 23rd so 4,350 points

#GhostsOfXmas #wintergames

@BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN I hope you are feeling better 🤍 5mo
TheDaysGoBy @BookwormAHN I think it‘s just a cold but today was rough. Hopefully this was the worst of it and I‘m on the upswing now! But on the plus side I got some Hallmark Christmas movies watched being on the couch all day lol 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice 🩵 5mo
dabbe Feel better! 💙❄️💙 5mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Wow, thank you so much @CindyMyLifeIsLit - you spoiled me! I don‘t think I‘ve seen a bigger bag of the peppermint bark in my life, but it‘ll still get eaten 😂 The socks too look nice and cozy. This book has been on my TBR - a friend of mine and I were planning a buddy read for it.

Thank you so much! So generous. Merry Christmas!

#jolabokaflod @MaleficentBookDragon

Karisa Oooh, just finished that book. It‘s a fun ride! 5mo
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Here‘s some of my ornaments starting with the top row:

Ornament that sparkles
Ornament that represents sports
Ornament I got this year
Oldest ornament on my tree

#GhostsOfXmas #wintergames #christmasornamenthunt

@BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Lovely 🩵 5mo
PaperbackPirate Beautiful ornaments, and a good reminder to do this challenge! ❤️💚👻🎄 5mo
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Home Alone | Kim Smith
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Another classic I make a point of watching every year. Also been watching a lot of specials I haven‘t been posting about. Love this time of year!

#GhostsOfXmas #wintergames @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Fantastic and just keep a tally of those specials 🤍 5mo
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On a Night Like This | Lindsey Kelk
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This was almost a so-so for me. I liked the MC Fran, but it took so long to get to the romance part of the book. I did appreciate it was about more than that but I was annoyed with Fran at times as she did things that made me second guess her professionalism as an assistant. I did enjoy most of it, but in the end I think I needed more guy time than I got

#GhostsofXmas #wintergames @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Fantastic castle clock 🤍 5mo
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My #jolabokaflod package came today! Love this tradition and can‘t wait to open it 🙂

@MaleficentBookDragon

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Got our first #teamread for #GhostsofXmas read. I‘d read it in high school so it‘s been a good 15 years or so. It was nice to revisit a classic, especially given how many versions there are of this story in movie form now. Is it my favorite? No, but it is a classic you have to appreciate and who doesn‘t love a bit of a redemption story.

@BookwormAHN #wintergames

BookwormAHN Absolutely ❄️🤍❄️ 5mo
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Some of my watches the last couple days. I also watched a Hallmark Christmas movie with dinner last night. I hadn‘t seen that Beauty and the Beast one in a decade and Belle was always my favorite princess so it was fun

#GhostsOfXmas #wintergames @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Nice 💚❄️💚 6mo
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I got 110 words total for the word game related to winter/holiday. Not too bad for doing it in the nth hour 😂

#GhostsofXmas #wintergames

@BookwormAHN @BookwormAmber

BookwormAHN Fantastic 🩵 6mo
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The Santa Clause | Daphne Skinner
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One of my favorites I make a point of watching every year.

#GhostsOfXmas #wintergames

@BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN A classic 🤍 6mo
PaperbackPirate Me too! Do you like the sequels? 5mo
TheDaysGoBy @PaperbackPirate They‘re alright. Definitely not as good as the original. I‘ve been watching season 2 of the show. Have you watched that at all? 5mo
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Absolute crazy day but wanted to post I got my #jolabokaflod swap in the mail today. Love this tradition and also happy to check another thing off my to-do list

@MaleficentBookDragon

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BookwormAHN Fantastic 🤍 6mo
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Watched Trolls Holiday in Harmony on my lunch hour. These movies/specials are actually pretty cute

#GhostsOfXmas #wintergames @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Nice 🤍 🩶 🤍 6mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Hey #GhostsofXmas team! I‘ve been seeing you tagging me in posts for the last week and I‘ve wanted to participate but I was in Disney World last week - absolute blast (though the Christmas party could‘ve been warmer 😂)! Just didn‘t want anyone to think I was ignoring you!

But I‘m home now and getting back into reading. I‘m excited to start posting all the time and wrack up some points with games and of course reading!

@BookwormAHN #wintergames

BookwormAHN Yay, I hope you had a blast 🤍 6mo
peaKnit I‘m a Disney maniac, love this!! 6mo
TheDaysGoBy @BookwormAHN it was the absolute best time! We were kinda sad to come home 😂 6mo
TheDaysGoBy @peaKnit Me too! This was actually our second trip for the year. The other was in August - just me and mom melting. My dad had serious regrets and joined us on this one lol. I should‘ve really gotten an annual pass at this point, though I do live in PA 6mo
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Finished this up on audio today. I got the rec from a fellow Litten and they‘d mentioned it was on Spotify. I upgraded to premium recently and figured I‘d give it a listen. I thought it was good and she gave me a lot to think about. I‘d tried the online dating thing years ago and basically have given up since then. Now I am considering giving it another go in the new year using some of her tips

#litsylovereads

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The Leaving | Tara Altebrando
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For most of this book I wasn‘t sure what to make of it, but it did kinda suck me in. I wanted to unravel the mystery of the kids that were taken and returned 11 years later. Scarlett‘s pov was kinda weird with the formatting and everything but it was interesting. The premise was definitely one that held my interest

#litsylovereads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐈 ❤️ 6mo
dabbe Hello there, cuddly kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 6mo
ChasingOm A cat on the lap is the best reading buddy! 👻🎄 (#GhostsofXmas) 6mo
LocalTXLibrarian Oohhhh, this one sounds amazing! (love the kitty reading buddy!) #ghostsofxmas 😁 6mo
Charityann Cute little buddy!😄 6mo
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My final point total for #Scarathlon

#hhc

@dabbe - thanks for being a great team captain! It was fun!

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
dabbe #yahooyou! It was fun having you be a part of our witchy team! 🧡🖤💜 7mo
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Just signed up for this! Scarathlon is lots of fun but Christmas is my jam! Love this event! Join the fun!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmlwTZhimnpp8m1oEETyMCIsDbgBK3JwuKu0TD...

@Clwojick @StayCurious

Read4life I love this event, too. I‘m glad we‘ll be teammates for #WinterGames #GhostsOfXmas 🤓 6mo
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This was a rec I saw from a fellow Litten and I enjoyed it a lot! It was really so fascinating. Definitely made me see cemeteries in a new way. I also thought learning the history of it all was so interesting. I weirded my family out as I shared with all of them the various things I learned like how/when embalming bodies started 😂

#hhc #scarathlon @dabbe

JenReadsAlot I almost started this one today! 7mo
Texreader I ❤️ that 🎃! 7mo
dabbe 🧡🖤💜 7mo
TheDaysGoBy @Texreader Thank you! It‘s one of my fave Halloween decorations 7mo
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I‘m looking to read 20 chapters. Hopefully finished my current book (tagged) and start on my next one. Need to earn some final points for my team

@Andrew65 @dabbe #20in4readathon #hhc #scarathlon

dabbe 🖤🎃🖤 7mo
Andrew65 Hope it‘s going well 😁 7mo
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Got 108 words on the game this week. Another fun one!

#hhc #scarathlon @dabbe

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One of the team reads for #hhc #scarathlon

I‘d never read it before and I did enjoy it. The story was intriguing. Gave me Needful Things by Stephen King vibes - kinda assume he got some of the inspiration from this story. Just a like not a love for me. Spooky elements for sure

@dabbe

dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 7mo
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Love this one! Finally picked it up on dvd this year since it‘s not always on tv anymore since AppleTV picked up the Peanuts gang.

#hhc #scarathlon @dabbe

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Got 660 words for 6,600 points. Love this game!

#hhc #scarathlon @dabbe

dabbe 🧡🖤🧡 7mo
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Thank you for the package today! I‘ve been fighting off a cold all week and it‘s trying to make me miserable today so this was a nice lift. Thank you again!

#LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @wordslinger42

Bklover Feel better soon!! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I hope you feel better ❤️‍🩹 7mo
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Watched Haunted Mansion earlier tonight. Didn‘t love it but I liked it. I‘m a huge Disney geek and love the Haunted Mansion ride so the detail they put into this was so fun! So many little things from the ride. I liked what they did with some of the story but there was something about it that was kinda slow or not super engaging? Still fun though

#hhc #scarathlon @dabbe

dabbe 🧡🖤🧡 8mo
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Wasn‘t feeling well today and took a half day from work to rest. What that meant though was more time to lay around and watch Supernatural. Got 5 episodes watched today.

#hhc #scarathlon @dabbe

dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 8mo
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Watched 3 episodes of Supernatural tonight. A fave show of mine and it‘s been a while since I‘ve seen it so I‘m just gonna start from the beginning. The season 1 eps were some of the most chilling I think

#hhc #scarathlon @dabbe

BarkingMadRead Season 1 is, by far, the best season! 8mo
dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 8mo
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Finished this one up tonight. I‘d started this before October so I‘ll get to my #scarathlon reads starting tomorrow. The book was conversational and I liked how they explained each of the types and broke them down. I think I was looking for more guidance on discovering my type since it sounded like I could‘ve been a few easily

#hhc #litsylovereads @dabbe

dabbe Hello there, sweetly sleeping kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
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Kinda lucked into this as I happened to be reading the tagged book during those hours. Read for probably an hour so 20 pts.

#hhc #scarathlon #scarathlonsprint @Clwojick @dabbe

dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 There'll be tons more coming, too! 8mo
Clwojick Oohoo! 8mo
dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 8mo
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Watched this mystery/thriller tonight. My sister thought it was really good. My reaction was more meh. It did have lots of twists and turns but I think I‘m kinda burnt out on how some of these types of stories play out. Don‘t wanna say more and ruin the plot if anyone wants to give it a go. Still intriguing but the ending just left me unfulfilled

#HHC #scarathlon @dabbe

dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 8mo
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My TBR for #scarathlon - I had Poe on my list last year but since it‘s a collection I didn‘t make it all the way through. Hoping I can pick up where I left off and finish it this time

#HHC @dabbe

dabbe #earlybird = 20 pts. + 1 for posting = 21 (#earlybird total = 42) 🧡🎃🧡 8mo
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Finished this up on my lunch hour. It was recommended to me by my gynecologist. I‘m in my mid-thirties but have a history in my family of early menopause. I‘d asked my doctor what sort of things I could be doing now to get ready and she pointed me to this book. Extremely strong feminine voice that could be a little off putting at times but lots of good info!

#litsylovereads #catsoflitsy

dabbe Hello there, purr-fectly sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
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