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benchley1

Joined November 2017

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Ok...so i might have deleted the app and forgot about the swap...this box is freaking amazing. Thank you @Schlinkles , cant wait to knit up that yarn...even though I know it will sit in my stash with all my other "it's so pretty, I don't want to do anything but pull it out and look at it." That cookbook is amazing! I randomly opened it and meatloaf with some adorable cows drawn above, and know it was gonna be a good time!
#feedareader @MinDea

Schlinkles @benchley1 I‘m so glad you like everything! Enjoy! 11mo
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A Devil of a Duke | Madeline Hunter
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1. Yeah. I'm very into organizing my stuffs
2. On goodreads yes, in actual books nope I'm to poor to buy everything I want to read
@SilversReviews #tuesdaytidbits

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. NICE on the organization of your books. 😊 13mo
benchley1 @SilversReviews yeah...I try to organize boyfriends movies and he just shoves stuff wherever and it drives me NUTS. 13mo
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I read this when it first came out and loved it, figured since I wasn't emotionally ready for Harry Potter, this book about a BAMF that wants to burn the patriarchy down was a good choice for #booked2018 Takes.place at a school
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks like a fun choice! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
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Bookshelf | Alex Johnson
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1. Only with my folks or sister
2. I read EVERYTHING
3. Yes. Analy si
@SilversReviews

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. My family is who I share the most with, but friends who are careful with my books are allowed too. 😊 13mo
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I liked this book. Quick, cute, easy romance with a realistic ending. Makes me glad I'm not 22 anymore!

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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#booked2018 main character that is LGBQT
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
I am pretty mad I waited so long to read this book. Loved it and it didnt have a scooby doo ending, which is sort of what I expected
I'm hoping it counts, there are really 4 MCs, and only one is gay...but I hate reading something JUST for a the sexuality of race of a character or author. Good storyline is good storyline no matter what else is happening

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a good pick! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Cinfhen Works for me & I really liked this book. It was The Breakfast Club meets Gossip Girl 13mo
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Loved it, love Retta. Pretty sure we would be BFFS...I should tweet her thanks for the laughs during this crappy, hot week.
Using it for my #booked2018 Diverse nonfiction
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

4thhouseontheleft Great pick!! 13mo
Cinfhen Great review 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Chemistry and Hollywood — good pick for this prompt!! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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I tried not to compare it to You and Hidden Bodies, it's very different. I did like it, the narrators were great, but I felt like it didn't have an ENDING, maybe a part 2?

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I burned through this series, now waiting impatiently for the next book!
So good, I'm sorry I havent heard of it sooner!
Gonna use it for my #blameitonlitsy #booked2018, be use I found the series looking for a steam pink book for last season ;)
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay for #BlameItonLitsy 😍 13mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I just finished book 1 and am starting book 2! I think Im going to tear through this. This is a #blameitonlitsy for me too. 13mo
benchley1 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled i ended buying a couple of them on kindle because I didnt want to wait for my library hold. 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I enjoyed these, although I still have quite a few to go. Good pick for the prompt! 13mo
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Cute little palate cleanser after finishing the Saint Mary chronicles and not knowing what the read next
Using it for #booked2018 Beach Read
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen You‘re flying through the quarter 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Seriously—you‘re making me feel so behind. 😜 Good job on the pick!! 13mo
benchley1 @BarbaraTheBibliophage it's been a slow work week. The Japanese thriller is gonna take some time though, I can already tell 13mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage What‘s your pick for that prompt? 13mo
benchley1 @BarbaraTheBibliophage decagon house murders. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but its HOT and my brain wants fluff 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks goooood. Not too fluffy though! 13mo
benchley1 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love the trapped and being murdered trope, but the translation is going to take some getting used to 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Mmmm. Yeah, I can imagine. I haven‘t started my #Japanesethriller yet. 13mo
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Bitten & Smitten | Michelle Rowen
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So, I know its #feedareader but no idea who sent it
Thanks to whoever
@MinDea

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Thanks #hollywoodcrimescene for talking about this book. I freaking loved it. Not for prudes or faint of heart, but if like me, you grew up on old movies, soap and made for TV romance movies its gonna knock your socks off.
Juicy, a little gross, but confirms a lot of rumours

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Vengeance Road | Erin Bowman
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I was really dreading the #western prompt for the #readharderchallenge but I loved this book. I like a strong, sassy female who's out for revenge! Also fulfilled my #litsyatoz V , probably will still reread Valley of the dolls though...

MaggieCarr I'm working on my #ReadHarderChallenge too :) 13mo
benchley1 @MaggieCarr I'm almost done, but not sure if tagged book.counts as essay anthology... 13mo
MaggieCarr Thanks @benchley1! I finished my #truecrime last night and only have a comic written/illustrated by a person on color remaining and I'll have my list complete. :) I've been doing the #readharderchallenge by @bookriot since 2016 and this is the first time I'm not scrambling to finish. 13mo
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benchley1 @MaggieCarr I gave mostly finished by accident...mostly these challenges get me to read stuff that is already on my list 13mo
benchley1 I used bingo love for my comic 13mo
MaggieCarr @benchley1 truth! I fill in my list from my tbr piles too :) 13mo
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Save the Date | Morgan Matson
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I always love Morgans books, this was no exception but I missed the playlists!!

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1. Going to the king tut exhibit at the science center. Woohoo
2. 24 but I'll get at least two more sweet valley high books done today
3. Winter, I hate heat, and all summer activities. Very much an indoor kid
4. Either tori Amos or pink martini...
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

howjessreads I‘m just gonna tag #friyayintro to make sure other people see this! I bet Pink Martini was awesome! 14mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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#foodimentarywatson @wordslinger42 @BookNerd9906
I love my native New Hampshire snacks, and I can't wait to break into them!!! I almsot bought some taffy the other day. Excellent job on your first swap!

wordslinger42 All those treats look so yummy!! 😄 14mo
benchley1 @wordslinger42 I am digging into that popcorn after work today! 14mo
wordslinger42 @benchley1 Haha yes! The perfect thing to have to look forward to! I might have to buy myself some kettle corn now 😅 14mo
BookNerd9906 So glad you like it! Happy reading and snacking! 14mo
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Save the Date | Morgan Matson
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Schlinkles Yay! I‘ll be on the lookout! Thanks! 1y
BookNerd9906 I got mine! Can‘t wait for tomorrow! 1y
benchley1 @BookNerd9906 nick of time! I hope you like it, I just had such a hard time doing anything these last few weeks 1y
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Diviners | Libba Bray
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1. the diviners series by Libba Bray
2. Golden Girls or Poirot
3. I never watch sports...
4. Probably the family BBQSunday,burgers, corn, potato salad and fancy pies
5. Yes he does!
#fritayintro @jesshowbooks

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@BookNerd9906 @wordslinger42
Box arrived last night! Can't cant wait for opening day!
#foodimentarywatson

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Plus None | Emily Hemmer
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Bookmarkie I listened to the audiobook for Denis Johnson‘s Train Dreams for this challenge. It's a novella and Johnson is a great writer. 1y
CoffeeK8 Does it have to be a traditional western? If not, how about western with zombies? 1y
benchley1 @CoffeeK8 oh, I think I just saw this at work! The prompt just says western so I think anything goes. I gonna look into that 1y
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I was a little worried about this one l. I loved Woman in Cabin 10 and dark dark woods, but hated the Lying Game.
This book was so, so good . Bit soap operaey, probably why I loved it. Reminded me a bit of ordeal by innocence by dame agatha
Using it as my #booked2018 prompt flowers on the cover...even though there aren't lot and they are black. @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Linsy I‘m so on board for this! 1y
AmyG I just got this on audiobook. Very excited to listen. 1y
Drnkpnkprincess I‘m trying to practice self control and not buy this book immediately 🤪 1y
benchley1 @Drnkpnkprincess I don't buy books very often, but I'm glad I did with this one, plus i can loan it to my ma 1y
Cinfhen Nice review, I‘ve had bad luck with Ruth Ware so I‘m not eager to read this but all these posit reviews are giving me some serious #FoMo 1y
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Loved this book. I laughed, I cried, I cant wait to read the sequel
#booked2018 Friendship
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage This looks like a great choice for that prompt! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve heard such good things about this book! Glad u enjoyed 1y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jennifer Adams
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@JenlovesJT47
Girl! Finally I got that mug! I love my box, very excited to rewatch this awful/amazing Persusion on DVD instead of YouTube. I almost bought you that same coloring book! Thanks so much, I love it all
#janeaustenswap @sprainedbrain @mabell

sprainedbrain Such great gifts!! ❤️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
mabell Jane a Day Journal! How fun! ❤️ And that candy looks yummy! 😋 And I haven't heard of 1y
mabell So many great books to add to my TBR! 1y
benchley1 @mabell I hadn't heard of it either! I'm jazzed to read it 1y
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Bailedbailed

Thought this book would be awesome for #booked2018 for the sword on the cover, but I only got halfway through. I dont think the authors did a good job of explaining the world i was in...halfway though the book I still dont understand anyones powers or WTF is up with the vampires. /sigh
I am generally against overexplaning (Stephen king) but a general idea of how things work would have been nice

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@JenlovesJT47 its heeeerrrreeeee
Can't wait till Friday to open it!!
@mabell @sprainedbrain #janeaustenswap

sprainedbrain Hooray!! We are so close now. ❤️ 1y
mabell Yay!! So exciting! ❤️😁 1y
JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 🤗💚 1y
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Bill Bryson has been on my TBR list for years, so with a prompt for a book about nature for #booked2018 and a travelogue for #litsybingo, perfect time! I loved it, and now I really want to read notes from a small island. I also want to hike and I hate to hike. Haha
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick! Have fun hiking—or not! 😜📚💕 1y
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I don't know if this counts for #booked2108 refugee MC, but it's a few true tales of kids that fled their country to seek asylum. How scary it is, how expensive it is, and how they are locked into camps like criminals.
It's a good way to explain to children, to show that its important to show empathy and kindness to these people who cant go home for fear of being killed.
@4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft Definitely counts!! 1y
benchley1 @4thhouseontheleft yay!! I had a back up book, but I'm glad I went with this one. 1y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jennifer Adams
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Ok. #janeaustenswap ready for pickup tomorrow
@mabell @sprainedbrain

mabell Yay!! 👏👏👏 1y
sprainedbrain Hooray!! 1y
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Frenzy | Arthur La Bern
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1. Frenzy
2. I think I was born that way. The only person in my.family who read when I was a kid was my grandma I didn't like much.
3. After work
4. Circle of Friends, Marjorie Morningstar, Persuasion and Harry Potter., Rhett Butler
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 1y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I should have read this book years ago when my old librarian told me too. Miss Jenny is never wrong! I'll admit my motivation was constance wu being in the movie. If you haven't read, what are you waiting for!? it's so soap operaey its amazing!!!!!

KateFulfordAuthor @benchley1 If you‘re in the mood for a sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 12mo
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Starting book 3 tomorrow, cant wait to see how it ends. My only real issue is I hate both the love interests. Alyssa is pretty awesome though.

HOTPock3tt Looks interesting! 😃 1y
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Spring Break | Barbara Steiner
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I liked it enough to finish it, but ummm pretty obvious who the crazy person is
Not as much mystery as an episode of scooby doo...

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Love love loved it! I was so glad to hear that the author plans on more Joe books. That ending left me needing to know if he gets his Happily ever after, or will it end in more murder !?

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1. You and hidden bodies by caroline kenepes, any Morgan matson except the unexpected everything
2. Nuts, seeds,.popcorn, dark chocolate, gummy stuffs (not haribo though) coffee, tea.
3. I always need more measuring cups or spoons, zester, garlic press. I deeply love kitchen gadgets
4. I pretty much love all book and food things!! I've been collecting retro cookbooks and pamphlets
#feedareaderswap @MinDea

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Ya'll I fell down the SVH rabbit hole when I decided to use it for my twin prompt. Still amazing and awful. I forgot how big a psychopath jesssica is and what a wimp Elizabeth is. Hahaha not at all good but a rocking good time. svh 1-11 read so far... waiting for regina to overdose...

Vertabrain Omg...I lived for these books in Middle School a hundred years ago!! 1y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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This book is so jacked up and so amazing and not for delicate folks.
I deeply love Joe even though I really, really shouldn't it. Somehow, the stalker is the best human in this book. Uuugggg i hate Peach and Beck! Cant wait for my hold on book 2 to come up!!

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Save the Date | Morgan Matson
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1. 66
2. 115
3. Truly, Devious
4. Save the Date
#2018checkin

monalyisha Fun activity! 🤗 Did you make this? Should I tag you in my post? 1y
benchley1 @monalyisha no someone else did...I forgot to tag. I'm still asleep 😏 1y
monalyisha @benchley1 That‘s okay! I‘ll find ‘em. 1y
benchley1 @monalyisha think its just a hashtag 1y
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@hermyknee Totally worth the extra wait! 😉😉 those harry potter coffee samples are so freaking cute, I never want to open them. Love the DC Women having a coffee break! Such a cute box, thank you so much!
#coffeecoffeecoffee

hermyknee I‘m so glad you like everything! ☺️ 1y
benchley1 @hermyknee I told boyfriend we need to get a little frame for the DC women 1y
hermyknee @benchley1 I‘d love to see a picture if you do!! ☺️ 1y
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I picked the same book for my steampunk choice. Just started the second book today! (edited) 1y
benchley1 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was going to choose a different one, but could not get into it I liked this series when i read it ages ago 1y
Cinfhen Yay😀another prompt completed ✔️ 1y
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@Rachel.Rencher #feedareader box going out today!
@MinDea @TricksyTails

TricksyTails Yay! 👏😁 1y
Rachel.Rencher Awh yay thank you so much!! 😍😋❤ 1y
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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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@JoeStalksBeck thank you so much for the make up box! I love the blanket, rather perfect thinness for stupid.L.A. that never gets really cold. Very excited about the books! I've sort of had Cassandra Clare on my TBR for 10 years, so now I'll no excuse 🤣🤣🤣.
I really appreciate you sending me this, even though you didnt have to.

JoeStalksBeck You‘re a so welcome!❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Very different perspective now that I've had sex...as opposed to elementary school me
Hahaha still a good book, and probably the only one still where the couple is a regular teenage couple, not destined, no one dies.
#booked2018 childhood favorite
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Hahaha....so true! Not destined for anything....love that😂😂😂 1y
4thhouseontheleft 😂😂 1y
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Austenland: A Novel | Shannon Hale
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It's fine. Rare case of movie being better...a lot better, like 10billion present better.
Oh well

rubyslippersreads I agree! 1y
benchley1 @rubyslippersreads its nice to know I'm not alone! 1y
rubyslippersreads Another movie I like even more is Lost in Austen. 😊 1y
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benchley1 @rubyslippersreads I really enjoyed the twists in that! 1y
CrowCAH Loved the movie; haven‘t read the book. 1y
benchley1 @CrowCAH dont bother😂😂😂 1y
Chelleo Cool...will check out the movie soon then! Love her (the Felicity actress) 1y
benchley1 @Chelleo I didn until the American's, then I watched waitress again, and feel I need to go back...but unsure about felicity... 1y
benchley1 @Chelleo the movie will make you cackle 1y
Chelleo @benchley1 I watched Felicity years ago and that‘s how I always remember her. I liked her best in August Rush. Never got a chance to get into the Americans. Will likely binge that at some point. 1y
Traci1 I liked the book fairly well, but I haven't seen the movie. I'll have to look for it. 1y
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Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
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I've joined the reading block club this week. Uuuuggggg. Maybe Flowers in the Attic will bring me back from the dead. I did spend yesterday reading F Yeah History, learning more about the Schulyer sisters, Mistresses of French kings and 3 of Henry VIII wives, so time well spent!

Bookzombie Are those Hamilton stickers? Love Hamilton! 1y
benchley1 @Bookzombie I wish. Fell down the fandom drawing hole wondering what Hercules mulligan looked like. 1y
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I have two fav mugs. My O.G. H.P. mug and my RENT mug. I can't choose just 1, both have a lot of meaning and memory. I've had both these mugs for ab ok it 15 yrs!

@hermyknee #coffeecoffeecoffe

Betty Congrats! 1y
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Is anyone else as excited about the game as I am!!?? Finally announced the release date April 25th!!!!!!!! I might need to be sick

Endowarrior21 Hopefully I will be on vacation lol 1y
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Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story | Chris Nashawaty, Christopher Nashawaty
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My actual favorite scene in Caddyshack is when.Carl.ask Ty why he's been acting so Psychotic lately, but BDM wins honorable mention in my life
Somehow I missed this challenge before today...how!? 80s movies are my life!!?
#April80sMovies @MommyOfTwo

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Doing #feedareader shopping this weekend. @Rachel.Rencher let me know if there is a book(s) your dying for! My notes say cheese grater and piping stuff, still yeah or nay? ? Anything special you need/want!

Rachel.Rencher Oh my gosh how sweet of you to reach out! 🙈 I got a wonderful piping kit in my last box so I'm all set there. A couple books that have been on my radar are Without Merit - Colleen Hoover, Americanah - Adichie and Big Little Lies - Moriarty. Any one of those would be lovely, or surprise me! 🤓 Thank you again!! ❤ 1y
benchley1 @Rachel.Rencher of course! If you think if any wants this week let me know!! Otherwise I'll try my best😉 1y
benchley1 @Rachel.Rencher should say any OTHER wants. Thanks for the book options! 1y
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Easter | Gail Gibbons
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@umbrellagirl I LOVE that bookmark!! Well, I'm very excited about everything, especially the fancy Penguin Classic cover...my first and probably not my last. Thank you for the fancy pens and colored pencils! Totally my weakness. Boyfriend can't wait to break into the jellybelly box later. Of course, nownI have a complex about the box I sent.
Thank you so much!!!
@JoeStalksBeck #easterbasketswap

Christine11 I love the bookmark! And the pens 😊😍 1y
umbrellagirl So glad you love it. I got that penguin for myself too. My son has stolen a lot of the chocolate but I loved my box too. Great choices for the books. 💙💙💙 1y
benchley1 @umbrellagirl I think the box was mostly chocolate... that's really what Easter means to me. I'm glad you liked the books, I try to chose midlist 1y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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First props to @Chelleo for freaking Ravenclaw colored wrapping paper. Second LUNA GRYFFINDOR POP!!!!! Love the mug, my cat loved the box the mug came in. I love everything, thank you so much!!!!
Now to make some HP.food
@JenlovesJT47 #potterheadswap

JenlovesJT47 So cool!!🤓💚🤓 1y
benchley1 @JenlovesJT47 Really, I could have just opened the box to Luna and been happy 1y
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Chelleo Great!! I was debating which set of Ravenclaw colors to use! 😝 and Luna almost stayed with me but I kept myself in check! 😇 (edited) 1y
RaimeyGallant Nice! 1y
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