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Updrifting

Joined November 2017

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Gonna read this one next, which will be a rare nonfiction foray for me... and I can't wait! Anyone else read it yet? Thoughts?

Christine I love this book (and Amy Thielen in general)!! 3w
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Updrift | Errin M Stevens
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Merry Christmas, bookish friends! I wish you and yours an abundant, fruitful 2020!

umbrellagirl Merry Christmas 🎄🎄 4w
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Happy Thanksgiving, beautiful friends!

Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Erin. I hope that you had a wonderful day yesterday!🧡 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @julesG ! Here's my rundown:
1. Its lack of pretension.
2. Ppl 's amphibious pets.
3. Are we doing a #holidayexchange this year?
4. Either once every few months or 3x/day.
5. Yep.
6. Keep it noncommercial!
#keeplitsyvital #myfavotitethings #bookishobsessions

LibrarianRyan I think someone will. I may do a card exchange is I don't see something pop up by the 15th of Nov. 3mo
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The Wolf and the Dove | Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
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This #read launched my departure from litfic only books into the wider world of intellectually messy pulp. After this came Sidney Sheldon, which I also loved. Too damselly for some, this book remains one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Not for those who prefer man-bashing combat queens for heroines.
#guiltypleasures #damselsindistress #bestromance

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Three Junes | Julia Glass
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1. Julia Glass, Ian McEwan, Charles Dickens.
2. I just want to hear them talk, and try to connect their speaking and writing sensibilities. Your turn @TheReadingMermaid @TheReadingDiva81 @Lifeisasnap
3. Hundreds. It's embarrassing.
#wondrouswednesday #bookhoarder #fantasytalks

TheReadingMermaid Thank you so much for the tag sweetheart 😘❤️ 3mo
Lifeisasnap Alright, @Updrifting. I‘ll go for it! 3mo
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Who's dressing up this week? I am!

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1. "Real" books with pages.
2. Entertaining a crap ton of relatives!
3. Sure!
4. "It's a Wonderful Life"
5. Okey dokey!
#friyayintro #christmas #bookme

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Really fresh, this story, with lots of lovely, sharp edges to it. As I said in my BookBub review, it reads a bit like Pinocchio after gender reassignment. And on crack. Def recommend.

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Freaky Friday | Mary Rodgers
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1. I have 2 - literary fiction and romantic suspense.
2. Anything canned! Except tomatoes, which are technically a fruit...
3. 108, 97, 97 and 94.
4. Minnesota. 😨
5. 🕺
#friyayintro

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Am so enjoying this one, people. #smartreads #thebreakfastbookclub #darkYA

britt_brooke Nice photo! 🕸 1y
ladym30 Great photo! 1y
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When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore
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InBooksILive Oh yay!! I'm so glad they made it okay!! 🤗 1y
Chasing_Pages Oohhhh! I‘m so excited for both of these!! 1y
Updrifting @Chasing_Pages Do these get sent to you when I'm done, or did our lineup change? 1y
Chasing_Pages @Updrifting I believe they should still get sent to me next. 1y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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1. Zeppelin!
2. Legs for superspeed.
3. Puuupppyyy...
4. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

#fandomfriday #steampunk @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🏻🚂🧐 1y
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Bronte_Chintz Wow! This is stunning!!!!!!!! 1y
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 1y
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monkeygirlsmama Beautiful 1y
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Was tagged by the industrious and #inspiring @TheReadingMermaid for this so I'm doing it:
1. My fave book is Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan because...because... ok there are too many reasons. Just go read it.
2. No. I fall in love with a new one every time I read.
3. Graceling. I am sick to death of man-bashing combat queens.
4. I reread old faves because it makes me feel centered and beats valium. 😂

#summerreading2018 #readingmatters #favoritebooks

TheReadingMermaid 😘🤗😘🤗 1y
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Summer Rental: A Novel | Mary Kay Andrews
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A charming summer read. #beachreads #summerbooks #romance

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I decided to try a #bookmandala and came up with this deconstructed... thing. #magicalrealism #gabrielgarciamarquez

tpixie Pretty!!!!! 🌿🍆🌿🌶🌿 2y
Updrifting @tpixie Thank you! 2y
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Updrift | Errin M Stevens
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Character motivation for Kate and Gabe and the gang? Of course it's love.

@TheReadingMermaid does this qualify as an art project? 🤪

#paranormalromance #howtocatchamermaid

TheReadingMermaid It's beautiful! Love it ❤️ 2y
TheReadingMermaid Are you joining my #SummerReading2018 challenge? 2y
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Updrifting @TheReadingMermaid I'm an idiot and know nothing about it, but I will. What are the req's? 2y
TheReadingMermaid We are starting Section 3 on Monday. I will be posting it for everyone tomorrow. I can tag you in it if you like. Basically we're reading 2 books every 3 weeks and doing an art project. Each section has its own theme. Sound interesting? 2y
TheReadingMermaid If you click on the hashtag I gave you you can see my original post down at the bottom 2y
Updrifting @TheReadingMermaid I'm in! Interview With a Vampire? LESTAT WAS THE BEST VAMPIRE EVER WRITTEN!!! Yes, pls feel free to tag me. I'll throw up a more appropriate art project shortly. 2y
TheReadingMermaid Wonderful! I'll include you in future tags 2y
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Fat Fridays | Judith Keim
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1. Chewy!
2. Kinda withholding judgement till I see the new girl.
3. Team Snow all the way.
4. No. 1, please.
5. Animal!
@LibrarianRyan #fandomfriday #fivefacts

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My Antonia (Revised) | Willa Cather
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I graduated to Willa Cather after eating my way through Louisa May Alcott as a girl. What were your faves in middle school? #bestheroines #favoritechildhoodreads

elizabethlk I am reading the Great Plains Trilogy in order right now. Loved O Pioneers! but really struggling with The Song of the Lark, as I am not enjoying it at all by this point. My lifelong favourite early 20th century lady is LM Montgomery. Anne of Green Gables is a masterpiece. 2y
Updrifting @elizabethlk Can't argue with you on the "Anne of Green Gables" front. I think I loved "Song of the Lark" bc I was such an intense choir girl... and singing was just such a big part of my life. 2y
Sophoclessweetheart I need to read this book 📚 2y
Updrifting @Sorceryandswords I hope love it! 2y
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Ladder of Years | Anne Tyler
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"But if you never did anything you couldn't undo you'd end up doing nothing at all." #midlifecrisis #walkaway

JillR I‘m just starting this today! 12mo
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My Favorite Things | Maira Kalman
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1. Horror/romance.
2. Liver/anything Thai.
3. A novel masquerading as a novella/full, rich stories.
4. Acid green/bluuuuueeee 😍
5. Ebook/print.
6. M or F who gender bashes/talented M or F author.
7. Female/male, prolly 'cause my dad read to me.
8. $1/$67. Yes, I've been more disappointed by cheapies.
9. No preference here tho I tend to enjoy long and involved.
10. Mr. McEwan, how satisfied are you with your various stories?
#leastmost

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There must not be much profit in short stories because I don't see a ton of them out there on the market. But the form is so satisfying when well done, which AD did beautifully with this anthology imo. #shortstories #mentalescapes

Emilymdxn I‘m a really big short stories fan, always happy to see good collections out there! I wish they were promoted more in bookshops etc., I think more people would like them if they gave them a try 2y
Updrifting @Emilymdxn I so agree! They're like little scrumptious edibles, and more people would eat them if they were around. 🙂 2y
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Updrift | Errin M Stevens
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I won't belabor this super clever #WriteAwayJune photo challenge by posting all month, but today's prompt is just too fun. I was asked to put a character through the #meyersbriggs and found the exercise works just as well for sirens as humans. Who knew? Anyway, my hero in Updrift, Gabe, came back as an ESTJ.

#paranormalromance #mermaidstories

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The Garden Primer | Barbara Damrosch
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1. Planting the rest of my veggies, ere go 2, tagged. 3. Old and new architecture, a newly cleaned river, great shopping and eating, and it's only an hr flight (Chicago!) 4. Sloth, although really neither... 5. 90 with high humidity. I bought extra deodorant. 😁 #friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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@Chasing_Pages this is coming your way for our #thebreakfastbookclub June read, and golly I can't believe it's June already... 😳 @Tiffy_Reads

Chasing_Pages Wow, you‘re quick!!! Looking forward to reading it! 2y
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I have an overwhelming preference for fiction, but this nonfiction read gave me the same dose of escapism I chase in imagined works. Part modern reporting, part memoir, part intrigue, this hits all the right notes. #greatnonfiction #italianmafia #professionalsoccer

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Richly drawn characters, esp.the heroine, give this story the perfect amount of emotional heft. I prefer this one to "The Handmaid's Tale." What's your favorite Atwood book? #margaretatwood #ladycriminals #goldbooks

Bklover Lovely photo! I‘ve only read The Handmaid‘s Tale. However I own Oryx and Crake, The Blind Assassin, Alias Grace and Hagseed. Which one should I read next??? (edited) 2y
Updrifting @Bklover I'd love to hear what you think of Oryx and Crake? Have a look and let me know what you think! 2y
Bklover I will!! 2y
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Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
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"I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying." #classicreads #sinclairlewis #turquiosebooks

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This was a lovely read about exploring and reaching the limits of your own talents. The cello played a key role in my family's life and paralleled my own infertility journey... Wrote a short essay about it yesterday if u want to check out my post, "Cello Babies" on errinstevens.com. Incidentally, the Montagnana referenced is worth $21 million. I would never have touched it had I known! #cello #cellobabies #infertility #ivf

Cortg Lovely photo! 2y
Updrifting @Cortg Thank you! 😄 2y
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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@InBooksILive I got it! And your choice of journals is ADORABLE! #TheBreakfastBookClub #MayReads

InBooksILive Thank you! Had to find something that went with the pirate theme lol Glad it got to you safe and fast! 😁 2y
Sophoclessweetheart This is all gorgeous! 2y
Updrifting 😚😚😚 2y
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Tangled | Emma Chase
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This was told from the male POV, which isn't usually my thing. But it was so funny, so tongue-in-cheek, I couldn't help rooting for the guy. If you're a romance junkie, pick this one up!

R.Lyn-Romance-Reads One of my favorite series of all times. Emma Chase is brilliant. Drew is #1 book boyfriend. The rest of the series is hilarious. Emma Chase also has the Royally Series and Legal Brief series which are just as amazing. 2y
Updrifting @Silent_Whispers It sure put me in a happy frame of mind! 2y
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LibraryThing as a library service | Aina Manso Santolaria
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A friend of mine told me about getting my books (Updrift and Breakwater) reviewed by Library Journal, so I submitted them. If anyone has any advice for me on this front, I'll take it! (Sorry for the wonky screen thing.) #indie #libraryjournal

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Angle of Repose | Wallace Stegner
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"Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others..." #pulitzer #epicreads #favoritefiction

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This is coming your way @Chasing_Pages ! #Uprooted is for our #thebreakfastbookclub endeavor with @Tiffy_Reads . The Pride & Prejudice journal with my review goes with it; and the other book is mine, which you can read or not as you feel compelled. I LOVED Uprooted and can't wait to read everyone else's thoughts on it. 😄

Chasing_Pages Wasn‘t it great! I can‘t wait for her next book to come out this summer! 2y
Updrifting @Chasing_Pages I can't wait! 2y
Chasing_Pages Excited to read your book, it sounds really interesting! 2y
Updrifting @Chasing_Pages Thanks, hon. 2y
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I need Agnieska from this book to come to my house and make spring come.!! About to send this one off to my book club homies. #bookclub #fairytalereads #magical

Vinjii I just got this as a gift. Hope to get to it soon! 2y
Updrifting @Vinjii I hope you love it! 2y
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1. In books: misuse of scent/smell. Not a snob on other issues!
2. Piepiepie
3. Prince.
4. Horror.

Now you go! #friyayintro

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The Unit | Ninni Holmqvist
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I'm so not into dystopian because I figure real life is anxiety-inducing enough, but I try to stretch myself sometimes. I recommend this one with reservations. The writing and premise are solid, and I believe if you like the genre, it's a home run. Loses a little steam as it goes on. #dystopian #readyourselfintoanexistentialcrisis

blondie Creative photo 💜💜 2y
Updrifting @blondie Thanks! 2y
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I got new socks yesterday, so I'm doing a #socksunday photo today. Now you do one! #happyeaster

britt_brooke Love them! My favorite color. 💚 2y
Updrifting @britt_brooke It's time for a little spring around here, I say! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Nice shade of green! 2y
britt_brooke @Updrifting Yes! 🌷🌷🌷 2y
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Did you know there's a Happiness Research Institute??!? There IS!!!! And they've put out a book! I'm studying this one hard, people, and it's charmingalicious let me tell you. Who wants to come over for a cup of mulled wine after a hike in the woods today? #nonfiction #theartofhappiness #seizetheday

DivineDiana Looking for a small birthday gift for my sister who has been a bit down. Thank you! Just ordered this! 💗 2y
Updrifting @DivineDiana I'm thinking along the same lines for Mother's Day. 😄 2y
DivineDiana Sounds like a good idea! 👍🏻 2y
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Emilymdxn I‘ve been looking for cute cosy lil books to read when I‘m anxious and this looks actually perfect! Stacked! 2y
Nute I love the joy that vibes from you!💛 2y
Updrifting @Nute aw. Thanks, hon! 2y
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1. Reread of Sweet Tooth 'cause I like to have McEwan in my brain when I finish a manuscript.
2. Yep but staying home.
3. Jasmine.
4. Chocolate eggs!
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💛💛💛 2y
Jess7 Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 2y
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The Poky Little Puppy | Janette Sebring Lowrey
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You A day with my niece. We are reading "The Poky Little Puppy" and rocking our Princess Leia hairdo. #littlereaders #rockingit

Laura317 Sweet! 2y
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Happy Tuesday, bookish friends! #greenbooks #whattoreadnext

readherwriteher Beartown. I‘m halfway through and it‘s such a great book. Hockey is simply the backdrop. It‘s an important book that deals with status and looking the other way. So good. And I‘m only halfway through. 2y
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My son made mermaid candy for me!

Heideschrampf Your son seems a big fan of breaking bad, too! 😋😎 2y
Updrifting @Heideschrampf You're laughing but he said it looked like "blue meth" - !!! ? 2y
Ddzmini 🧜🏽‍♀️🧜🏽‍♂️ 2y
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1. Dinner? Irma Bombeck! 2. I'm into Outlander at present, so 1700s Scotland as long as I could bring soap and toothpaste... 3. Someone gorgeous and witty! 4. You're up @Tiffy_Reads !

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Beauty's Kingdom | A.N. Roquelaure
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What to do with a #bookishcouple photo prompt and a length of chain??? Time to dust off that Ann Rice (writing as A.M. Roquelaure) erotic trilogy, I say. Told in Rice's incisive prose, it's dang good writing... but not for the faint of heart. Move over, Christian Grey! #bookseries

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The Listener | Christina Dodd
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So I recently had my books produced on audio - and the world needs to hear the narrator with the killer baritone I hired to voice them - and I have a few codes to hand out to people willing to leave reviews for them on Audible. Any audio book listeners who like pararom in here?

Puredragonstar 🙋🏻‍♀️ I listen to pararom! 2y
Puredragonstar Yay! 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♂️🤗🤩 Thanks so much! 2y
Updrifting @Puredragonstar just sent! 😄 2y
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InBooksILive Any chance your still giving this out?? I'd love to listen to it! 2y
InBooksILive Emailing now! Thanks dear! 2y
Updrifting @InBooksILive I just sent you two codes. Thank you so much for having a listen! 2y
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My interpretation of a #bookishpiano . Play, baby, play!

erzascarletbookgasm 👏 great photo! 2y
AmyG Pretty! 2y
Updrifting @AmyG Thanks, hon! 2y
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Broken Records | Lilah Suzanne
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Anyone else rediscovering vinyl? My #audiophile husband is revisiting the music of his youth. 😊

speljamr Absolutely. I've started collecting again myself. 2y
Eggs I see some old faves in there🎶🎶 2y
SamHeartCoffee Yessss! Love me some vinyl. 2y
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1. Yep. Bringing the pulled pork sandwiches.
2. O, and that doesn't account for wind chill. 🤤
3. Rereading the Twilight series.
4. St. Augustine in Florida.
5. Go @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Samplergal @Bookgirl_Reads @RomanticSoul77

FlowerFairy Was in St. Augustine last weekend. During the winter we try to go at least once per month and during the summer we go at least every other weekend (beach fanatics). We live a bit over an hour away. Such a beautiful city! 2y
Megabooks ✋🏻 2y
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