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TheRiehlDeal

TheRiehlDeal

Joined April 2017

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Thanks for the tag @CrowCAH !

🌹 We just had a flower bed put in our front yard.
🌹 We don‘t have any flowers planted yet.
🌹 I don‘t read any flower books, so I can‘t name a favorite.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

CrowCAH Thanks for creating a post! Yay for the new flower bed! 1h
Eggs Thanks for playing 🪴🌺❤️ 3m
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✨ No, unfortunately. 🤷‍♂️ I guess I don‘t read enough that I dream about fictional characters. But I dream about work, though! 😂
✨✨ I‘ve yet to reread a book. Maybe one day.
✨✨✨ Making vegan meals on the weekends.

#WondrousWednesday
@Eggs

Eggs I dream about work too - I call them nightmares 😜 Thanks for playing 🥳 2w
Leftcoastzen Thanks for the tag! 2w
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 2w
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Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2w
CrowCAH Thanks for tagging me; I‘ll be sure to create a post! 2w
TheRiehlDeal @Eggs 😂😂 I know, right?! Nobody likes dreaming about work. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No fun to dream about work!! I woke myself up laughing and was dreaming about someone at work 😂😂😂 thank you for the tag! 2w
DarkMina Thanks for the tag! 1w
TheRiehlDeal @DarkMina No problem! 🙂 (edited) 1w
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📚 🥚
📚 I take my Kobo with me. I worry less about taking extra books that I won‘t read. Plus, it saves space.

#Two4Tuesday
Thanks for this fun prompt, @TheSpineView

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 2w
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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5 years already! 🙀🙀 I feel old! 😅 I feel grateful to be apart of this community of wonderful and kind people. This is the only place I can escape from all the negativity in this world. I love you all! 💕💕

P.S. Sorry I‘ve been MIA the past couple of months. I recently got into adult coloring and I‘ve been focused on that, so I haven‘t been doing much reading lately. Also, my Grandma passed away last Thursday, so I went to her funeral today. 👇

TheRiehlDeal Anyway, that‘s what I‘ve been up to lately. So what‘s knew on here in terms of new books published or Litsy events?? 3w
sprainedbrain Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 3w
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary! And offering condolences for your loss ❤️. 3w
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PaperbackPirate Happy Litsyversary! But I‘m sorry to hear about your grandma. 💙 2w
Smrloomis Condolences on the loss of your grandmother 💕 1w
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Mehso-so

Life in the Shaker Heights community seems normal until Mia and Lexie Warren move in. Some of the neighbors are cordial, while others are a bit bothered by their moving in. There is some class and racial differences as they begin to settle in and are forced to deal with them as the story progresses.

I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this second book by Ng. There were some parts and chapters that I liked and others I couldn‘t wait 👇

TheRiehlDeal … to get over with. I was debating whether or not to bail on this book when I loved Everything I Never Told You. I put this on a long hiatus and finally finished it. I would say this is her weaker of the two. I can‘t wait to see what her third book brings to the table! 3mo
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I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of Sharon‘s passing. 😢 I am truly at a loss for words…

I hope you‘re reading all the books up in Heaven, Sharon. You‘ll be greatly missed!

Please see Misty‘s post for the details!

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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In this book, we follow Amy, who is trying to make ends meet working at a furniture retail store called Orsk; think of it as a rip off of IKEA. She hates working there and she hates her coworkers. But when her supervisor Basil asks her and her coworkers to stay overnight for overtime, that‘s when things go bump in the night.

I quite enjoyed this! This was a fun and quirky little horror book. I can‘t wait to read his other books!

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Tell Me I'm Worthless | Alison Rumfitt
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Thanks for the tag @DarkMina @Kdgordon88 😊

1. @Reggie gave it five stars and his review was great and it piqued my interest.

2. Not yet.

3. I haven‘t read/listened to any books this year, but I do have books on the ‘currently reading‘ section of my profile that I need to finish.

#WondrousWednesday

Reggie It‘s not out in the US but if you order it from Book Depository it‘s only $12 and free shipping. 3mo
Reggie If you come across it I hope you like it. 3mo
DarkMina @TheRiehlDeal You‘re welcome! 3mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🥳📚 3mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs ! ☺️
#WondrousWednesday

1. Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief

2. Turk Bauer from Small Great Things

3. I‘m grateful that it‘s a sunny day today! 🌞🌞

Kdgordon88 Thanks for the tag! 4mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤩❤️ 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 4mo
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squirrelbrain Thanks for the tag! Interesting but difficult questions - I‘ll have a 🤔! 4mo
Nute Thank you for thinking of me!💕 Definitely need a minute to think about these questions. 4mo
CBee Thanks for the tag 😊😊 4mo
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Winterset Hollow | Jonathan Edward Durham
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@IamIamIam is doing a giveaway for her 5 year #Litsyversary! Check her post for the details!

I would like to receive the tagged book. I read the synopsis of it when I saw your post a few days ago and the book sounds really intriguing!

#5YearGiveaway

IamIamIam 💜💜💜 4mo
Hooked_on_books 🥳🎉🍾 4mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. I can‘t remember finishing any ebooks last year, so my longest audiobook was The Great Alone at 15 hours.

2. Yes. Just the size alone intimidates me. I also avoid borrowing chunksters from the library because I know I won‘t finish them in time.

If you‘re reading this, consider yourself tagged.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB
#WondrousWednesday

1. Gone Girl

2. Harry Potter 🙄

3. Mainly fiction. I‘ve got a few books I need to finish. The only book I‘m reading that isn‘t fiction is Hidden Valley Road.

EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! Great choices! 4mo
PaperbackPirate Good books! Thank you for the tag! 4mo
Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🙌🏻🤗 4mo
Kdgordon88 Thank you for the tag! 4mo
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Once in a blue moon. I use my phone for audiobooks.

2. My kobo e-reader.

TheSpineView Love Kobo!💙📖 4mo
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Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I‘d say some of the notable releases I‘m looking forward to are
Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John
How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve stacked a couple of those! 🙌🏻📚 4mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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#Two4Tuesday

1. For me, its the Goldilocks effect, where I don‘t want the plot to be too slow to the point where I‘m bored out of my mind, or too fast to where I can‘t keep up.

2. The tagged book is a great, unique horror story that I was really invested in.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 🤩📖📚 4mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 4mo
PaperbackPirate Thanks for the tag and book recommendation! 📚 4mo
Crazeedi I'm late seeing this! Thanks for thinking of me 4mo
Crazeedi I'll answer here, I read a mixture, depends on my mood! And this one is great 4mo
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These are the books I‘d recommend to people:

📚 The Book Thief
📚 Gone Girl
📚 Silent Spring
📚 Robin
📚 The Percy Jackson series
📚 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
📚 Where the Crawdads Sing

#SundaySoapBox

OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved Crawdads!! Thank you for playing 📚🙌🏻 4mo
Cinfhen Awesome list!! Need to remember those. Thanks for the tag 🥰I actually posted on @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks page 😊 4mo
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✨ My reading goal is to *try* and listen to at least one book a week.

✨ Samey

✨ I‘m enjoying it so far!

#ThoughtfulThursday

Kdgordon88 Thanks for the tag! 4mo
ozma.of.oz Thanks for the tag! 4mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 😊📖📚 4mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 4mo
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❄️ I like it if I don‘t have to drive in it. I have a Subaru so I don‘t loathe it *that* much, but it‘s nice to not have to worry about slush and swerving around a lot.

❄️ Reading (especially when it‘s snowing out)

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView I would like snow if I didn't have to drive in it. Thanks for playing! 4mo
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My Libro.fm haul!

I had 12 credits to use, so I spent much of this weekend deciding which audiobooks to pick. I think I did alright, I‘ve gotta say.

CBee Some AWESOME picks there 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Ericalambbrown Love, love, LOVE Tom Hanks‘ performance of The Dutch House. His cheerful delivery of the chapter numbers is oddly endearing 😂💕 4mo
ozma.of.oz I absolutely adored the audiobook for House in the Cerulean Sea! 💙💙 4mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I was browsing through Libro.fm‘s preorders and I came across a new book by Emily St. John Mandel due out on April 5th. I‘ll include a link if you guys want to read the synopsis.
Now I might move up her two books up my TBR list.

https://www.libro.fm/audiobooks/9780593551998-sea-of-tranquility

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Happy New Year everyone! 🎆🥳🎊

🍻 Here‘s to new beginnings, good health, and of course more reading! 📚🤓

Leftcoastzen Happy New Year! 5mo
Kdgordon88 Happy New Year!🎆 5mo
mrp27 Happy New Year! 5mo
PaperbackPirate Happy New Year! 📚 5mo
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This was a great coming of age story about Kya Clark having problems with her family early on in life and as a result, running away to live in the marsh land. She learns a lot about herself over the years while also learning to connect with nature despite her loneliness.

I liked that Owens added a murder mystery to the plot as that made the story more interesting. The writing is beautiful and poetic.

5⭐️

12/30/21

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My last book is going to be Where the Crawdads Sing. And my library hold of Empire of Pain came in this morning so I‘ll start the New Year with that.

#lastfirst

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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi

🎆 🤷‍♂️ Nothing I can think of that I achieved or that challenged me this year.

🎆 Tagged. I‘m almost finished with it. Definitely a 5 star for me.

🎆 I hope to start looking for a new job.

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs I thought the tagged was engaging too. Thanks for playing 🎊📚👏🏻 5mo
Crazeedi Good luck in your job hunting! I hope you find one you love. Keep me posted!! 5mo
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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Thanks @Patchshank for the book and chocolates! I love everything!

#jolabokaflodswap

Patchshank Glad you like it. Merry Christmas ☃️💚❤️🎄 5mo
TheRiehlDeal @Patchshank Merry Christmas to you too! 5mo
Crazeedi Merry Christmas David!!🎄☃️💚❤ 5mo
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1. Peace, love and harmony

2. It doesn‘t look like it this year, at least where I live. It‘s going to be in the low 40‘s with rain. But people living in northern Upstate NY might have a white Christmas. They‘re forecasted to get a few inches, especially in higher elevations. Maybe next year. 🤞

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView ❤❄🎄 Thanks for playing! 5mo
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Thanks for the tag @DarkMina

Paperback
Fiction
Meet your favorite character
Not allowed to re-read
Standalone
Fantasy
Enemies to lovers
Bookstore

Crazeedi Thank for the tag!❤ 5mo
DarkMina @TheRiehlDeal You‘re welcome! 5mo
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It's Christmastime! | Bernd Penners
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My #jolabokaflodswap package came this morning! 🎅🎄❄️
I‘m not sure who to thank, as there isn‘t a Litsy handle on the package. But whoever sent it, thanks a bunches! ☺️

Crazeedi It will be a surprise then! I didn't put my name on the one I sent either, live the surprises!! 5mo
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Thank you Sharon for the card and the tea! I‘ll have to save it for when it gets cold. It‘s supposed to warm up this weekend and next week. Hope you and your family have a merry Christmas and happy New Year. ☺️

sharread Your welcome! 🎄🎄 5mo
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Thanks for the tag, @DarkMina 🙂
#WondrousWednesday

1. My family and I will probably visit my Grandma on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas, we‘ll stay home and open presents and chill for the rest of the day.

2. Marcus Zusak, Delia Owens, and Simone St. James

3. A desk of readiness and chicken nuggets

Eggs 📚🍗 🧡 Great book title! 5mo
DarkMina @TheRiehlDeal You‘re welcome. I was introduced to Simone St.James this year. I am quickly becoming a fan after only reading a couple of her books. I definitely plan to read the rest. 5mo
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Is anyone else have problems accessing Kobo‘s website? It just shows a white page. I first noticed it last night, but I searched their Facebook page and someone in the UK is having problems as well.

4thhouseontheleft Not sure about Kobo, but almost all of Amazon services (including Goodreads and I think Audible is having problems too) are down right now 5mo
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Sending out my #jolabokaflodswap package! 🎅🎄❄️

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#Two4Tuesday

1. Having the Christmas tree up and snow on the ground.

2. The tagged book. I want to finish this year reading an excellent book.

TheSpineView No snow until Christmas day. I'll send you my extra!🤣🤣🤣 Thanks for playing 6mo
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Pickpick

This was an interesting look into the attempted (but failed) assassination of Lincoln before he was to take office in his first term as President. One has got to wonder what the country would be like today if he was assassinated before taking office and if his successor would have set out to abolish slavery.

4 ⭐️
11/24/21

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#Two4Tuesday

1. Yes. I‘ll be working my way through Cerulean Sea.

2. Too many to list! Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, stuffing, dinner rolls (with gravy poured in it), apple and pumpkin pie.

Aims42 A great book and great dishes!!! 😍 6mo
TheSpineView Enjoy your book and happy Thanksgiving 6mo
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
Thanks for the tag, @wanderinglynn ! 🙂

1. My library hold of the tagged book just came in a few minutes ago. 🤓
2. Apple pie or pumpkin pie
3. The Woman in the Window

wanderinglynn Ooh, enjoy! I love Cerulean Sea! 💙 6mo
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This was a great biography of Lincoln‘s life and presidency. It chronicles his election campaign against William Seward, the First Battle of Bull Run, abolishing slavery, and his assassination.

4⭐️
11/19/21

Amiable Such a good book. I love DKG. 6mo
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#ThoughtfulThursday

1. The only book I‘ve read that had an UR was The Woman in the Window. Not a fan, but I suppose if done correctly, it could add to a story.

2. Magnetic bookmarks. Now I understand the hype surrounding them.

3. This was the first series where I couldn‘t wait to read the next book. Plus, Riordan incorporates Greek mythology that doesn‘t bore the reader.

Crazeedi Thank you for the tag!!😘 6mo
Bklover Thanks for the tag!❤️😘 6mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 😘 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! 6mo
BookwormAHN Thanks for the tag. Magnetic bookmarks are one of the great inventions of our time 😺 6mo
DarkMina Thanks for the tag! 6mo
wanderinglynn I love magnetic bookmarks! 🙌🏻 Thanks for the tag ☺️ 6mo
SamanthaMarie Thank you for the tag!! I actually haven't read this series. I'll have to check it out sometime! I do like Greek Mythology 🥰 6mo
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#WondrousWednesday

1. My cat, Lightning, doing a blep.

2. 😕 Nothing comes to mind.

3. I‘m grateful that Thanksgiving is next Thursday!

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 💚🏷 6mo
Crazeedi I love that so many are posting their fur friends, they are such a blessing 6mo
wanderinglynn Love gingers! 🧡🐱 6mo
Eggs Sweet 🐈🧡 6mo
Blueberry Thanks for the tag😃 6mo
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#Two4Tuesday

1. I stopped creating goals a couple years ago as it was just too much pressure to meet what I set. I find it much less burdensome when I can read/listen and not think about meeting a goal. So far this year, I‘ve read 10 books.

2. The tagged book. I read it as an ebook early last year and then I stopped reading it halfway through because I new I wanted to get it as a hardcover for Christmas. Definitely will be a 5 ⭐️ read

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 6mo
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for tagging! 6mo
TheSpineView Less stress is always better! Thanks for playing! 👍📘 6mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 🥰 6mo
DaveGreen7777 Thanks for the tag! 👍 6mo
Blueberry Same here. Reading challenges too often keep me away from what I really want to read. Thanks for the tag. 6mo
Crazeedi Thank you for thinking of me! 6mo
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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I‘m kind of regretting listening to this on audio. The narrator isn‘t the greatest in my opinion. The plot is a bit all over the place and there are too many characters to keep track of. I‘ll put this one on hiatus for awhile and maybe then I‘ll forget the narrator‘s voice. 🤞 If you‘re going to read this, then an ebook or physical copy is the way to go.

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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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#weekendreads

1. The Thursday Murder Club (audio), Horrorstor (paperback), The Hidden Valley Road, (ebook), and The Last House on Needless Street (ebook/audio; not really making progress on the ebook, so I might try it on audio)
2. The Monster of Elendhaven
3. Yes, 2. Who is Maud Dixon and Malibu Rising.

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The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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I was a little disappointed that I didn‘t end up liking this as much as I thought I would when all said and done. Though, I did like the dark, horror-ish descriptions! Plus, the narrator did a very good job reading this; most likely why I finished it. Nonetheless, I‘m intrigued what Giesbrecht writes next.

3.5 ⭐️
11/12/21

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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I can already tell I‘m going to love this book. I love the attention to detail!

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Would any of you be interested in the Twilight books? My older brother bought this set years ago and never read them. Still in excellent condition. I‘m asking for $30, but I‘m willing to negotiate. If interested, you can email me your address and send the money through PayPal; just search my name: David Riehl.

Trashcanman What have I become? 6mo
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Truly a commendable effort for Rebecca Skloot to publish this and tell the story of Henrietta Lacks and her family on how scientists did research on her cells without consent. I liked that Skloot shed some light on the family drama and didn‘t make it all about Henrietta.

I can‘t believe it took me so long to read this! This should be required reading, even for high schoolers.

4⭐️
11/8/21

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#ThoughtfulThursday

🎃 I made an amaze-balls baked oatmeal that is literally to die for. It honestly tastes like apple pie. Here‘s the link if you want to make it: https://plantbasedrdblog.com/2021/10/baked-apple-oatmeal/#tas...

🍁 Thanksgiving.

🍂 I finished two audiobooks in this past week, which is almost unheard of from me. I think I‘m starting to get in a groove.

Bklover Just checked out the recipe. Looks yummy!! 6mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🧡🐿🍁🍂📖 6mo
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#WondrousWednesday

1. I remember reading The Lightning Thief and was instantly hooked.
2. Any weather.
3. A winter coat, hat, and gloves. The high today was in the low 40‘s with a bit of a wind.

Eggs Thanks for playing 😍 Stay warm 🔥 6mo
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Mehso-so

This is an important book for sure, but all the military jargon and what not went over my head. It‘s amazing and commemorable what these guys went through.

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Just signed up for my first #jolabokaflodswap !

You can check @MaleficentBookDragon ‘s post for the deats.

🎅🎄