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aa_guer2021

aa_guer2021

Joined September 2016

Married. Bookworm. Psychology Major. Ravenclaw. Born in Leningrad, residing in PA. 🌸❤️💙🙏🏻
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Some Luck: A novel by Jane Smiley
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
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Russka: The Novel of Russia by Edward Rutherfurd
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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🥲🇫🇷🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 This book. Set in both times it balances the historical with the personal and the powerful. Character growth, progression, and depth. It‘s helping my reading pace so far for this year, and so an update: my office book shelves are up, my stuffed animal collection has a new home, and my loyal Chatty #catsofLitsy still lays with me while I read. Also #blessed to work from home. #recentlyread #outlander #romance #timetravel 😻

RaeLovesToRead Aww, Chatty is so cute 💕 Also, good to see someone with as many cuddly toys as me 😄 5d
Kloves2read Love this series so much! But this is actually my least fav. But i have to say, ironically it play out well on tv. Season two, turned out great! But just not on paper. Too much poltics for my taste. 5d
Kloves2read But i love your kitty! 5d
aa_guer2021 @RaeLovesToRead thanks. He‘s spoiled because he is my only fur baby, but he definitely knows how to cheer me up when I am down. 🥰🥲 I have been collecting stuffies for a long time, lol. Thankfully my husband doesn‘t mind. 😝 @Kloves2read I am approaching this series with new eyes. And really enjoying it, after seeing the TV show. You are right, the political stuff is a drag, but it is fascinating to read historical stuff in a new context. 5d
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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After binge-watching the series on Netflix, I realized that a re-read of this series would be a good way to kick off 2022. My copy is an odd-ball, but I love it. Wherever I found it, it got me into this world. The rest are waiting to be savored as I progress. #bookworm #reread #outlander #romance #timetravel #epicstorytelling 🥰❤️📚

sprainedbrain Oh this is a fun old cover! ❤️ 1w
keys_on_fire I had this one once too! It‘s what got me into the series. I was working at GNC and would have 8 customers in as many hours. I literally picked the thickest book that looked interesting, and found one of my fav series from that random pick! 5d
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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2021 ended with this 💎! Character development, the excitement of the chase, difficult decisions and punchy dialogue reminds me how much I enjoy this series, despite the reputation of the author. Detective work and drama on a finer level, for the pleasure of this #bookworm. #recentlyread #nospoilers ❤️📚

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Christmas 🎄 was centered on the joy of receiving new books! 📚 🥰😄😍 After putting together a list of those that I want to get into, I have returned to the world of Outlander and completed my collection. I have also acquired books for my #TBR for 2022! 🎉🤵🏽‍♂️👰🏻❤️ #newin #bookworm #bookishchristmas

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Mr. Rochester | Sarah Shoemaker
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This was an interesting and thoughtful book that showed another side of a character not as well known, and one of the books that I recently accomplished reading. Trying to come back and post on LITSY again, just to show that I haven‘t forgotten. #recentlyread

robinb Happy to hear from you. 😊 2mo
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My #doublespin selection for July 2021 was this fascinating anthology of the lives of ordinary people. There have been some adventures about the dialect in some of these stories. Edited: pictured behind is the state of my library at the moment, due to a huge move with my husband. So, @TheAromaofBooks I am working on my list to participate in #August BINGO. Wish me luck! ☺️🙂📦🚚📚🙏🏻

TheAromaofBooks I know that moving feeling!!! Good luck!! 6mo
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Vampire Academy | Richelle Mead
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If I have read this book, I certainly don‘t remember. After re-watching the Twilight series on Netflix (🤭🙃😍) I was in the mood for something fun, fast paced and somewhat guilty pleasure. This certainly fits the bill and is a worthy beginning to a full series. ❤️ the take on the duality of guardians and their charges. And the spunk of the two MCs. Glad to have my reading mojo back & finish it in a few days! #recentlyread @TheAromaofBooks 🧛‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
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Test of Time | Jayne Ann Krentz
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Classic #romance novel. Angst, passion, doubt and the power of second chances. Since a wedding and a honeymoon are involved, it made me remember the anxiety and the relief associated with mine. And although the loose ends got tied up really neatly, I still feel like there was a lesson in this story. #bookspin BINGO progress for July. #recentlyread #nospoilers @TheAromaofBooks ❤️🐴

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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The tagged 📖 isn‘t even on my list this month 🤭🙃, but this is a #blameLitsy situation of a LIBBY hold that came through. I agree with @TrishB that although well written, it could have been more condensed, but I am interested in the continuation due to the ⚠️ cliffhanger. Also, this particular fantasy school society story was harder to put down. #recentlyread for #bookspin BINGO (free spot). @TheAromaofBooks

TrishB Definitely interested in the next one 👍🏻 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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👋🏻 Still here, still reading. Amid the 📦. 🙃🎉 A magical moving circus 🎪 full of black and white tents, a competition and a love story, all rolled into one. Intrigue and romance, adventure and interesting storytelling. And yet, amid all of this, although interesting, I wasn‘t 💯% there. 🤔 And I used to love the fantasy genre… 🤷🏻‍♀️ Still, glad I gave it a shot. #recentlyread #nospoilers #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This is one I enjoyed better the second time I read it - I liked the story better when I knew where it was headed! 6mo
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The Litigators | John Grisham
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🙃😶 still here. Birthday girl is a bit distracted this month! But this find was an absolute delight. Courthouse drama like the best of them, and a questionable career choice becoming so much more, this eccentric cast of characters was a pleasure to read about for #bookspin BINGO! #recentlyread #courtroom #nospoilers @TheAromaofBooks ❤️🤩🎉👨‍⚖️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
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First book to check off from the July #bookspin BINGO board is the first book rented from LIBBY. Reads much like a cozy mystery, with a little town, some murders and a dedicated, interesting cast of characters that work hard for justice and an answer against corruption. I loved the setting, and would join the society in a heartbeat. Also, I want to visit that bookstore!! #recentlyread 4.5⭐️ @TheAromaofBooks 📚❤️💙

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
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Dragonsbane | Barbara Hambly
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⚠️🙃 This is neither a June nor a July book, as I finished the last couple of pages July 1st. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Still, it reads like a high fantasy tale. An unlikely MC, an even unlikelier hero and a plot twist that *almost* made me throw the book across the room definitely kept things interesting. Also 🐲🐲. This story continues, so I might as well. #recentlyread #nospoilers #scifi #fantasy #dragons

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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Thank you for the tag @EadieB

1. The Truth About Animals - Lucy Cooke
2. 👍🏻👍🏻
3. Favorite genre probably sci-fi or mystery

Who else would like to play??

EadieB You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 6mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤩👏🏻🤗 6mo
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My July ♋️🎉 #bookspin BINGO BOARD. Tagged is one of two LIBBY LOANS for the month, and although it‘s neither of the numbers this one is due 🔜 so it‘s where I will start. Thank you random.org for the adventure and @TheAromaofBooks for creating it! #tbr #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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A little late, but here is my #bookspin #doublebookspin BINGO list for July! A lot of these books will look familiar, as I have packed the vast majority of my tiny library to move, and so it was good I didn‘t get to them in June. Numbers assigned by random.org Still, there are some new ones, like my #bookspin The Litigators and #doublebookspin anthology book that will be for 3 spaces (short stories). Looking forward to it. @TheAromaofBooks ❤️📚

aa_guer2021 BINGO board has been posted! Here we go! 🎉🎉😻 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Wednesday's Child | Peter Robinson
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1. Assistant secretary at a law firm in high school, at the recommendation of my teacher.
2. Mr. Williams - English in HS. Not only did I have a small crush on him 🤭😊, but he was a phenomenal educator and in his class I got to read some of my favorite works
3. My 34th, actually. My then boyfriend and now husband 🥰😍 made my fondest wish come true and had gorgeous roses delivered to me at my office. ❤️❤️

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs So sweet 🌹🌹 7mo
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This was a quick breezy read on my Kindle and a last-minute addition to the BINGO board on a free spot. I loved the interaction of the two MCs. I ❤️ a good mystery with an unlikely detective, a book set in a different era and a story filled with intrigue and moral lessons, so this was definitely up my alley and I am going to have to look into the rest of this series. Also (and I hope this isn‘t cheating) I got BINGO!! 🎉🎉 @TheAromaofBooks ❤️📚🎊

ErinSueMreads Good job! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Stoned sloths, rabid hyenas, scavenging vultures and cuddly pandas all get debunked in this wild, funny and educational romp of a book. Showing that science often got it **very** wrong, before it got it remotely right, this is educational and humorous in the most delightful way. Clever writing and a hefty works cited backs up the authors claims and leaves one 🙃🤔😱🤣. #recentlyread #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 7mo
aa_guer2021 @TheAromaofBooks thank you. This was a fun read and I‘m glad I picked it up at the zoo! 7mo
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This might not go so well, but I discovered LIBBY and I can borrow digital books from my library 📚 and have them sent to my Kindle (or read right on the app)!! As I need a shake-up I decided to add the tagged book in my free spot. #bookworm #kindle #electroniclibrary #newin 😻😻 @TheAromaofBooks

peanutnine Libby is the BEST! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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Nora Webster | Colm Taoibain, Colm T Ibin
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It sure has been a journey in my #bookspin BINGO board. The latest foray was to Ireland 🇮🇪🍀 and a widow having to navigate life having lost her other half. Being recently married, the thought is unbearable, but this is told in such a quiet, atmospheric and painterly way, that it was enjoyable. Her choices (the good & the bad), her children and the growth in the characters was well done. Life moves on. #recentlyread #nospoilers @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great review!! 7mo
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Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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Have you ever had a book sit, you pick it up and then you ask yourself why you waited so long to take this journey? Well, that happened with my #bookspin book my first month of BINGO 🤯🥰 Told in an atmospheric way from the perspective of the victim, this poignant and transformational psychological journey is the retelling of grief, loss, hope and moving on. I do wish the killer suffered more because he made me 😡. #recentlyread @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Happy to report progress on the #bookspin BINGO in combining regular 📖 and 🎧📖 to get to the end. An honest and unflinching (yet personal and sweeping) narrative of the challenges and triumphs of the early LDS church this shows the resilience despite prosecution, the unity despite opposition and the strength to see a 💒 built and the foundation of Zion. It gave me perspective, and a deeper understanding. #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks ❤️🙏🏻

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 7mo
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The Litigators | John Grisham
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An accidental #littlefreelibrary find is the best find. #newin #minibookhaul #camebackwithabook #borrowed 💙

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Slow and steady wins the race this month…🐢📖🎧. Trying to finish this, and finally decided to do so via audio. #audiobook #booklistening #currentread #bingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 7mo
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I used my nerdy HP Ϟ ❾¾ ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ journal which fits a 5x5 board quite nicely. ?? Tagged is the #doublespin book of the month. Of course I had to pick a chunkster to start with, but it is one I have been meaning to get back to. When random.org told me that would be one of the numbers, I knew it was fate. I am in for an interesting ride, if I want #bingo. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 8mo
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Having seen the fun and motivation to read generated by the lovely @TheAromaofBooks during #bookspin BINGO, I decided to not sit on the sidelines and get in on the action. I took a stack I want to read from personally owned TBR 📚 and stacked them up. Then using random.org asked it to generate a sequence from 1-20. Full card to follow. #tbr #june ❤️🙏🏻😬➡️🥰🌷

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
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The White Serpent | R. C. Hancock
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@Telesphorian delivering a punch to the solar plexus in a few words. Want to know why, I suggest you read this book. #recentlyread #nospoilers #quotescreator #scifi #deep 💙

aa_guer2021 Please also read the first book (especially the anniversary edition) 8mo
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An Uncommon Blue | R. C. Hancock
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Take me back to vacation... #honeymoon #beachread #bookworm #thankful #sunnydays ❤️💙

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An Uncommon Blue | R. C. Hancock
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Wedding/honeymoon book & gift haul. #bookworm #blessed #thankful #backtoreality #married

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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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1. Ack. How do you answer that? Probably Sherlock Holmes (A Study in Scarlet, especially), and Kushiel‘s Dart, for ☺️ reasons
2. The two books by Mr. Crouch I read more recently. Like 🤯 and 🤔 at the same time

#Two4Tuesday Thank you @TheSpineView and @The_Penniless_Author 🙂

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 😊🌞📚 9mo
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About the Night | Anat Talshir
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I finally finished! This didn‘t cost me anything, as I selected it via Amazon crossing 🌎, and I am so glad 🙂 it was one of the ones I chose. Not a typical love story, and not a typical romance novel, I would characterize this as a “slow burn” and a “sigh of contentment” in a sea of discord kind of book. There were instances that led me to feel that the ends were tied up a little too correctly, but it was sweet, and so romantic. #recentlyread 3⭐️

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thank you @Mrs_B for posting this. I am also a day late, but I decided to play. 🙂
1. England, Greece & the US
2. I don‘t keep up with new releases, and have forced myself to stay away from regular bookstores due to saving 💰, so I don‘t have a go to author I would buy. If Jacqueline Carey puts out anything, it might be a different story 😂
3. Dress fitting, vaccine 💉, and family time

@cupcake12 #motivationalmonday

Cupcake12 Great armchair travel in April. Thanks for playing x 9mo
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Realized I had indeed finished this recently, and failed to post a review. 🙃😱 Psychology is a fascinating science. Especially the unfortunate side effects of PTSD, which I have seen firsthand in my past & have fought to overcome within myself. This narrative gives me tremendous hope that it is possible to overcome, it is possible to apply what we know, and it is possible to succeed. #mentalhealthmatters making this important to read #nonfiction

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About the Night | Anat Talshir
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Slow and steady wins the race with me, apparently. 🙃🙂 But at least I get to eat yummy things like this! 🥰😋 #currentlyreading #booksandfood #kindle #bookworm

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Also, my engagement photos came back recently, and 😭🥰❤️💓🙏🏻 #blessed #engaged #thankful #inlove #foreveroag

IuliaC Beautiful, congratulations! ✨ 9mo
aa_guer2021 @IuliaC thank you 🙏🏻🙂 9mo
MySharonaK ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Megabooks Congratulations! 9mo
aa_guer2021 @MySharonaK and @Megabooks thank you so much!! ❤️🙏🏻🥲 9mo
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Sometimes you need a spunky 11 year old junior detective and a distilled version of a story to get back your reading mojo. Just popping back on to say I am still reading, still planning and still counting down to 💒!! #recentlyread #nospoilers #detective #mystery #bookhaul #awesomefind

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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So thankful that my trip to the #thriftstore resulted in this #bookhaul which meant I have my #twilightsaga collection again!! #bookworm #yesstilltwilight #throwback ❤️❤️😻

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🤞🏻🤞🏻I broke my reading slump with the current gem recently rescued in a mini #bookhaul. #quotescreator #currentlyreading #missingLitsy #hellospring 🥰🙏🏻🐱😻

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About the Night | Anat Talshir
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Finally charges my Kindle and enjoying this gem of a book. All I have got to say is awww. 🥰❤️❤️🙏🏻 #currentlyreading

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I just realized I may or may not have an obsession, and I am not that mad about it! #sherlockholmes #multipleeditions #litsylovesbooks #bookworm #sherlocked ❤️❤️🥰📚👏🏻

reading_rainbow 😍 11mo
aa_guer2021 @reading_rainbow 🥰🥰 Thank you 11mo
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So the 2nd attempt worked much better. I was reminded that this author is a favorite of mine in the world of non-fiction because he has an uncanny ability to present evidence, make his point, and let the narrative speak for itself. Talking to strangers is necessary, but the biases that come about must be monitored, because the consequences can be far-reaching (i.e. policing work protocol & interrogation techniques) and important. #recentlyread ⚠️

IuliaC I got this one stacked too, I like Malcolm Gladwell 12mo
aa_guer2021 @IuliaC I have Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath and now this one. ❤️📚 12mo
IuliaC @ruskigurl16 I read only Blink and Outliers, and I have these two other on my to read list 😍 11mo
Crazeedi I've enjoyed his books. Very interstate thoughts and readable too. Great thinker 11mo
Crazeedi @ruskigurl16 I enjoyed david and goliath a lot 11mo
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Giving this one another shot, and also an #accountability post for all the books I need to be reading soon. #currentlyreading #lostbookworm 🙃🥺🤷🏻‍♀️💙📚

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If You Leave Me: A Novel | Crystal Hana Kim
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This was a sweeping family saga, about pressure and responsibility, about life wanted and life that is real. It cannot be easy to grow up with these expectations, and it cannot be easy to deal with these feelings. Makes me realize how important developing relationships and interactions can be. It will stay with me. 3.5/5 🌟 #recentlyread #nospoilers #familysaga

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2021 started with me finishing this. So, #unpopular opinion time! 🙃😂 WHY??!! Just why???!! The ending. Like 🙈🙊#nospoilers #whatdidIread #reallyover

aa_guer2021 For those that don‘t care and want to know more, I speak of the ending. And giving in, and wanting something more instead of something simple, and why couldn‘t it be what it was tantalizingly possible. It‘s a popular one, so just why?! 😢 #depression ⚠️ 12mo
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An Uncommon Blue | R. C. Hancock
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❄️ I have, actually. It‘s by @Telesphorian ??
❄️ No. ? Facebook, rarely. ❤️ #Litsy ?
❄️ Ϟ ❾¾ ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ HP series would be a dream! ?

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great responses/thanks for joining in📚👏🏻👍🏼 12mo
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I have been slowly savoring this wonderful book since I have picked it up from the library. Also, I just have to say how #blessed and #thankful I am to be working from home during the pandemic & eating such yummy lunches. #currentlyreading ❤️🙏🏻

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Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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1. Tagged. And plenty of others. I got to get back to it. ?
2. Depends on the timeframe in the book... ? NYC & Paris
3. *guilty pleasure* The Cullens or The Weasleys Ϟ ❾¾ ⚯͛

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday ❤️?????

aa_guer2021 My current read for #2 🥰❤️ 13mo
Eggs Love your answers—thanks for joining in 📚👏🏻🤗⭐️ 13mo
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It‘s like Christmas morning for this Litten tonight! #contactlesspickup at my #library due to #COVID19. Thankful that I have this program and that my fiancé could take me to the library for my treasures. #Litsyloveslibraries #TBR #newin ❤️?????

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🙏🏻 Christmas and New Years Eve
🙏🏻 Seeing family, hopefully decorate a bit, though not sure about a 🌲 since it‘s just 3 of us. Reading scripture 💓
🙏🏻 Amid heartache there can be unspeakable joy, if you take time to look for it, or work towards it (🥰💍❤️)

Thank you @BookDragonNotWorm for the tag and @MoonWitch94 for the question. #thoughtfulthursday Anyone wish to join, who hasn‘t played? *currentbooktagged

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ✨🌲⭐️ 13mo
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