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bibliobard

Joined May 2019

HS English teacher, bibliophile, writer & not a wizard. Pronouns (she/her). Asexual/Biromantic. Previously Shakespearience
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Evil Librarian | Michelle Knudsen
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As usual I start strong and peter out. — even forgot to share my totals last week.

Final point total for #TeamHendrix is 305.

Don‘t expect to do a lot of reading this month as I am focusing on #NaNoWriMo but once again I had a lot of fun with #Scarathlon2021 and #BookSpinBingo

Clwojick You did great! Thank you for joining us! 4w
StayCurious Great job! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 3w
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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
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So excited for a new notebook and this fake book box — thanks so much for the books @Clare-Dragonfly there wasn‘t a note so could you tell me what stones you included? I especially like the green one.

Thanks for hosting #basicwitchswap @mklong and @sprainedbrain

mklong Happy Halloween!! 4w
Clare-Dragonfly Sorry I forgot to include a note! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I actually don‘t know what the stones are—they‘re just pretty! 4w
sprainedbrain 🖤🖤🖤 4w
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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao

#LMPBC #Round012 is wrapping up and I @peanutnine wanted #GroupG and #GroupP to know that I am a little behind in mailing but I will be returning books via mail later this week. Mainly this effects @peanutnine @WanderingBookaneer

As for #Round013 I still need to purchase my book, but I did finally decide on Iron Widow I think. So I look forward to #GroupP and more #LGBTQ reads with y‘all.

IndoorDame 👍 4w
peanutnine No problem. Thanks for letting me know 😊 4w
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Not Even Bones | Rebecca Schaeffer
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@MsRadioSilence Thank you so much for the package! I can‘t wait to dive into these books. And OMG the cackling I did when I unwrapped the black flame candle — it would have made the Sanderson Sisters proud. Fantastic start to my weekend! #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn That candle is awesome! 🖤🎃🧡 1mo
MsRadioSilence 🧡🖤🧡🖤!!! 1mo
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And here is my #basicwitchswap package from @Clare-Dragonfly I can‘t wait to open in a few days 🥰🧙🏻‍♀️

Thanks for hosting @mklong and @sprainedbrain

Clare-Dragonfly Oh good, it made it! 1mo
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Hollowgirl | Sean Williams
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I was starting to worry, but the #HauntedHollowSwap package arrived from @MsRadioSilence 🥰 Can‘t wait for opening day! Thanks for hosting @wanderinglynn 👻🎃💀

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 1mo
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Tagged book is my current read going into week 2 of #Scarathlon2021 and now it‘s time to post my totals:
🎃 Week One: 998
🎃Week Two: 267
💀Overall Total: 1265

Trying to power through some audiobooks over the next few weeks which will help. Go #TeamHendrix

StayCurious Excellent job! 1mo
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Here are my picks for #LMPBC #Round013 #GroupP and I am curious about your thoughts…I will tag the rest in comments…

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IndoorDame I love that these are all so different! One last stop is the only one already on my TBR, but I‘m equally up for any of these. 1mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘ve read the two books on the left, but they are both very good and I‘d definitely reread either of them. 1mo
bibliobard @IndoorDame @WanderingBookaneer have heard so many good things about One Last Stop! 1mo
WanderingBookaneer It is fantastic. I‘d love to reread it. 1mo
phantomx Ohhh Iron Widow! 1mo
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Such a good read! I know Hendrix writes other books and after reading this one I look forward to exploring more of her work. It was a great balance of creepy with some humor and mystery. Plus the social commentary was an added bonus.
191 points!
#buddyread #TeamHendrix #Scarathlon2021

Clwojick This one was really good too! 1mo
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I love the #LMPBC groups! I am claiming the letter P again for #LGBTQ+ reads. If you are interested in joining my group (or others!) head over to @suvata page for details and sign up #round013 #groupp 😁🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🌈📚

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Spooky Stories | Compilation
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A mix of audiobooks and some television viewing of the spooky variety bring my total for week 1 to 998 (since I get 1 point for making this post lol).

Happy Reading in Week 2 everyone! #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

StayCurious Wow amazing job! 2mo
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And just like that I‘ve taken care of mailing both my #BasicWitchSwap and #HauntedHallowSwap packages! According to post office they should arrive next week 😁🎃👻

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
mklong Awesome! 2mo
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Where haunted houses and ghosts meet history and cultural critique. I love reading about ghosts, but have never seen them explored as part of a larger context. The book explores everything from racism, sexism, classism and even the “future” of ghosts/hauntings! I definitely recommend this book.

🎃 116 points
#BookSpin #BookspinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Clwojick Oooooh! Definitely intriguing 2mo
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This Was Our Pact | Ryan Andrews
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Heading to the post office today to mail out #LMPBC books for #GroupP and #GroupG

I was hoping to have my #HauntedHollowSwap and #BasicWitchSwap ready to mail as well so I would only have to make one post office run for October — but I am still waiting on some items for #HHS.

#BasicWitchSwap is assembled though! I can‘t wait any longer on #LMPBC so off I go. At least I can keep post office visits down to just two.

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I might do more — but I wanted to take a screen shot of the words I had so far before I forgot. 78 words means 780 points. Plus this is a post so that 1 for participation.

+781 🎃 #TeamHendrix #Scarathlon2021

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Spooky Weird! | Anh Do
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October is looking crazy already but I hope I can make time for these books! #BookSpinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #ScarathlonTBR #TeamHendrix

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
Clwojick Awesome selection! 2mo
StayCurious Great list! +50 early bird points 2mo
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I waited so long to open this! What a delightful package! Thanks so much @BethM for the package and @Avanders for hosting! #FFFS

Avanders Yay!! And oh, what a great choice with Locke and Key! Love that series!! 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 2mo
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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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#bookspin pick for the month.
Did I mean to spend all day reading this book? No. Did I get sucked in and enjoy it anyway? Yes. I think it says something when you can power through a book in one go. This one has been on my #TBR list for some time. I can‘t explain why I kept putting it off, but once I picked it up I couldn‘t stop! Definitely an intense and thrilling read! And now that‘s one more book off my pile

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Love it when you can't put a book down!!! 3mo
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Spinner: Roman | Benedict Wells
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Now that school is back full stop — let‘s see how this goes! #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Just in time — I finished this book for August #bookspinbingo VE Schwab has definitely become one of my fave authors and I really enjoyed this story in particular. It was quite a ride and I enjoyed how it unfolded as well. It wasn‘t until over halfway that I realized I was picturing Luc as Tom Hiddleston.

This was also my #doublespin book so despite no bingo this month I did at least get both my spins completed.

Read-y_Picker That‘s a great picture! Lol I‘ll try to keep that in mind when I finally pick up the book. I‘m hoarding my VE Schwabb for #AuthorAMonth October. It‘s been difficult… 3mo
bibliobard @Read-y_Picker thanks! And good luck — everything I have read by VE Schwabn so far has been AMAZING 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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I discovered that Libby had the audiobook series and I was so thrilled to return to the Wayward Children series! Also figured this would be a good chance to post the August #bookspinbingo card as an update. Considering school is back in session I am fairly pleased by this…

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 3mo
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And just like that the very next day I have my #FFFS #fallingforfallswap package from someone 🧡🍁 my guess is @BethM since that is the name on the From section — does this look like your package?

Avanders Woo hoo!! 🧡🍁🍂🧡 3mo
BethM Sure Is! 3mo
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Despite a hectic schedule and terrible traffic I made it to the post office to mail off my #FFFS package. Unfortunately I may have forgotten to make a note of that on the package as well as putting my username — but it‘s wrapped so that‘s a plus!

Do I need to wait to tag who I am mailing @Avanders
#FallingForFallSwap

Avanders Woot!! 🧡🍁🍂🧡🍁🍂 And it‘s totally up to you - you can wait or you can tell, now that you‘ve sent it 😘 3mo
bibliobard @Avanders okay cool! Just wanted to be sure. @BeaG a package is on its way to you 🥰🍁🍂🧡 3mo
BeaG Whoo hoo! I‘m excited! Thanks! 3mo
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Fake Blood | Whitney Gardner
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#LMPBC Books are on their way to #GroupG @peanutnine and #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer respectively— forgot to take a picture of the packages so here is a dog with the receipt instead. Happy Reading

peanutnine Cute! ❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville I‘ve just sent off your next #LMPBC book. It should arrive Thursday 😊 3mo
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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#bookspin read complete! I really enjoyed this book about 3 teens and their experiences with the LGBTQ+ community and coming of age during the AIDS crisis of the 80s/90s. It was such an emotionally rich book and got to the point I couldn‘t put it down! Good pick @Soubhiville #lmpbc #round012 #groupp 🏳️‍🌈

Soubhiville I‘m glad you liked it too 😊📚. It‘s been a good #LMPBC round so far. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
WanderingBookaneer Received! 3mo
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Okay Campers today is a special day — we are going on a field trip for Arts and Crafts!

#LitsySummerCamp prompt inspired me to go out and finally check out a local ceramic painting place. I love painting and haven‘t had a chance to paint ceramics in years — so this seemed like a great opportunity. I love this store and (even better) you can buy the ceramics and paint there “to go” and do at “camp”!

peanutnine That's so awesome! I wish I still had a place like that near me. I used to go somewhere similar with my friends in college all the time. It was so fun! I can't wait to see what you create 😉 4mo
bibliobard @peanutnine It‘s been here for ages and I just — never got around to it. The figures on top of the box are what I painted. I will take them in tomorrow to get fired and glazed properly. 4mo
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Augusta's Charm | Valerie Holmes
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It‘s August and time for another game of #BookspinBingo here‘s my card and list @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 4mo
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Day 2 of #LitsySummerCamp brings cooler weather thanks to a bit of rain this morning. I didn‘t spend a lot of time outside, but I am grateful that the humidity broke since we were dealing with some gnarly heat for awhile there.

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Black Flamingo | Dean Atta
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1. I haven‘t been in a tent since college — RV or cabin.
2. Camp Slodown 🏕
3. Walden
4. My goal is to finish a book and read 1 hour a day.
#LitsySummerCamp

ImperfectCJ Walden is a good outdoorsy book! Glad to have you at camp this week! 4mo
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I got one Bingo this month for #BookSpinBingo — I can‘t believe today is the last day of July.

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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Today was errand day so books are on the way for #LMPBC #Round012 #GroupG and #GroupP so be on the look out for some book mail @peanutnine and @WanderingBookaneer 🥰📚

Soubhiville I sent my book to you on Monday- should arrive tomorrow 🙂📚 4mo
bibliobard @Soubhiville sweet 😁 4mo
WanderingBookaneer Got it! 4mo
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Just finished this book in the span of 24 hours. What an insane read! I really enjoyed it though and I think it touched on some important themes in regards to privacy and people‘s obsession with fame. Good stuff and it scored me my first bingo in awhile for #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Yay bingo!!! 4mo
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Even though it‘s summer I prefer doing some of my professional development via reading books. It just so happens this one was also on my #bookspinbingo card and my #bookspin for July! Some good info that I hope to bring back l to the classroom in August 👩‍🏫🍎

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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Decided to do a mini-marathon of sorts and tore through all three of these graphic novels. I enjoyed the artwork and color of all of these stories! It‘s a strong star to July #bookspinbingo and the graphic novel group for #LMPBC (since the tagged book wound up being my #doublespin entry).

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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I skipped bingo in June — so here is my #BookSpin list for July. I am hoping to do a lot of reading and writing this month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Some of you may recall last year I made a blanket fort — well it‘s back and I am making it my spot to read for the next few days. 😉

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My books for #LMPBC came in! So excited to read both of these in July with #groupG #groupP 😍

Soubhiville Yay! 5mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. I have ace of spades and hope to sneek it in soon. 5mo
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Dress Codes for Small Towns | Courtney Stevens
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It was so nice out this afternoon that I grabbed my book and my dog and headed out to the park for an impromptu picnic. It was so nice and relaxing — plus I finished the book!

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While waiting for more essays to score for the AP exam I finished reading this. It‘s been on my #tbr pile for awhile now and I absolutely adored it! The teens are believable and I am glad (most) of the adults were supportive in this one (sometimes with YA I only see the adults portrayed as mean spirited and hateful so I love books that cast them in roles as allies). Great read for pride month 🏳️‍🌈 #lgbtqreads

bibliobard @TheAromaofBooks Also this was apparently my #doublespin back in April 2021 #bookspinbingo — I can still get credit right 😅 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Yes, you absolutely get credit!! 5mo
bibliobard @TheAromaofBooks Yay! I need to get back into the game next month 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I'll tag you in the reminder post for July & you can decide if you want to jump back in!! 5mo
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Finished this for a writers‘ book club I am attending Thursday. Some of the thoughts in here were great and I vibed with it — others struck me as a little…preachy? Idk some parts rubbed me the wrong way. Overall some good take aways though.

Soubhiville Cute bookmark! 5mo
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Welcome #GroupP to #LMPBC #Round012 — here are the books I was considering. I know I said on the sign up that I was going for #LGBTQ #YA but if you want to pick something outside the #ya range I am fine with that if others are — I just love being able to build my stack of #LGBTQ reads! I will tag these books in the comments, let me know which interests you ❤️🏳️‍🌈

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WanderingBookaneer Great choices! Ikve read Meet Cute Diary, but would be fine with any of the others. They‘re all in my TBR! 5mo
WanderingBookaneer Great choices! Ikve read Meet Cute Diary and Apocalypse, but would be fine with either of the others. They‘re all in my TBR! 5mo
Soubhiville I haven‘t read any of these yet. 5mo
bibliobard @Soubhiville any preferences or any catching your eye? 5mo
Soubhiville By covers (yeah I do that a lot) I‘d choose 5mo
Soubhiville But really I‘m fine with any of them. 5mo
WanderingBookaneer @Soubhiville and @bibliobard Ace is also speaking to me. 5mo
phantomx @Soubhiville @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard Ace has also caught my interest 5mo
bibliobard @Soubhiville @WanderingBookaneer @phantomx I think I will go with Ace then! 5mo
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There are still spots left — including one spot in the group I started #GroupP as in Pride which will focus on #LGBTQ books (possibly YA leaning but it doesn‘t have to be)! Check out @suvata post for the link — of course there are a few other groups too — I always have a blast doing this :) #LMPBC

Soubhiville I just jumped into that last spot 😊. So glad to join you all! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🤍🖤 6mo
bibliobard @Soubhiville Yay! 😁 Welcome to the group! 6mo
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Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
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Looks like it‘s my turn! Here are some that caught my eye. Let me know what you think 🤔 I will tag the other three books in the comments below. #lmpbc #groupg #round012

LibrarianRyan Go with the flow is really great. Loved it. I have been wanting to read princess power. But truely any of these. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Go with the flow is really great. Loved it. I have been wanting to read princess princess. But truely any of these. 6mo
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peanutnine I'd be okay with reading any of these, but Princess Princess sounds super cute 6mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m okay with Princess Princess 6mo
bibliobard @LibrarianRyan @peanutnine @WanderingBookaneer Princess, Princess it is! 🥰👑 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I don‘t want to miss out again! I am not always active on this app but I regret not being able to join the last round! This time I got in early enough to start a group. Who is interested in reading #LGBTQ+ books again? If so, look for letter P — as in Pride 🏳️‍🌈

And there are still plenty of other spots/groups — check out @suvata for details! #LMPBC

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Just finished this book on the drive from Florida! It was a lovely audiobook and great listen on top of being a good story! It was a perfect road trip novel and I loved that different people did voices — it was MADE to be an audio book given its subject matter.

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Just finished! Can I just say this was the sweetest ending ever? I love Aaron and Divya! Definitely going to be reading more by this author — this book gave me all the feels 😍

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Maypop: Tales from a Lowcountry Village | May Morrison Brailsford
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 7mo
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April's Rainbow | Cathryn Hein
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April wraps tomorrow and I don‘t foresee finishing another book by then. I managed five books this month — so enough to bingo but the numbers weren‘t in my favor. I did manage the #bookspin by reading You Are a Writer...but that‘s about it. Currently working on building May‘s bingo sheet! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 7mo
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I swear this always happens. I start multiple books and yet somehow end up finishing them all at the same time. The one I finished just now was technically one I skipped over the last few chapter because I was getting bored with the advice. Still — it was my #BookSpin book this month so I wanted to at least try...oh well 🤷‍♀️

candority That happens to me too! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!!! 7mo
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After Moses | Michael F. Kane
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I burst out laughing! This has to be a Star Trek reference. I love this book about space and found family! If you ever enjoyed shows like Firefly or Cowboy Bebop or The Mandalorian — you will like this book!