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blondie

blondie

Joined September 2016

Lover of video games, cats, painting and of course, books. ☀️ Goodreads.com/kaylerz
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Faceless | Alyssa Sheinmel
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I keep starting books and putting them back. Im hoping I‘ll stick with this one. I absolutely loved What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel so I‘m hoping I‘ll love this one too. 🤞🏻💙

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Saturday plans.

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The New Neighbors | Simon Lelic
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I think I‘m gonna start this one either tonight or tomorrow.

In the mood for a thriller. 🖤

Also, I really enjoyed Foul Is Fair. I didn‘t love it, but it was very entertaining. I‘m glad I read it.

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Foul Is Fair: A Novel | Hannah Capin
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A little reading during my lunch break. 💛

I really like this book so far. I needed something dark like this.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Currently reading The Mothers by Brit Bennett and also decided to visit the library. It's been so long.

So excited for these!

#libraryhaul #tbr 🤍

thegreensofa Your blanket! 🧡 5mo
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What Kind of Girl | Alyssa Sheinmel
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I've been in a reading slump for so long. It makes me so sad. I used to read so much and now it's something I rarely do. 😔

Luckily I'm already very much invested in this book. I'm only on page 13. So, fingers crossed that this will finally help me out of my slump.

Trashcanman Good luck, I feel you. I'm in a slump too 6mo
DivineDiana How did it go? 💗 5mo
blondie @DivineDiana it ended up being a 5 star read for me! I loved it so much. It made me so emotional. 5mo
DivineDiana Glad it help to fix that slump! 👍🏻 5mo
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Little Do We Know | Tamara Ireland Stone
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I was ready to start reading this, but realized I'm too sleepy for any reading.

I'm looking forward to it though! I really loved "Every Last Word."

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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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A picture from the other night.💜

CaliforniaCay 💜💜💜 10mo
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Girl in the Mirror | Rose Carlyle
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Put in a hotel for a week (or more) because my bathroom had to be gutted due to a leak from the apartment above me. (Which has clearly been leaking for a very long time.)

I was like, sweet! Now I'll have plenty of time to read.

Nope. I'm still mostly distracted by my phone, having cable tv or my cat.😣

Bookzombie I‘m sorry about your bathroom. I find the TV very distracting when I stay in a hotel too. 14mo
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I love the look of old spooky books.🎃🤍

TheNeverendingTBR This cover!!! 😍 14mo
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I can't have nice books because of my cat.

rubyslippersreads Tortitude! 😼 1y
Trashcanman Welcome back! It's nice to see you. But I'm over the ocean. 1y
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Full Disclosure | Camryn Garrett
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I've been more into audiobooks lately than I have my entire life.
It definitely passes the time at work and helps me get some reading in since I'm usually too tired to do any physical reading.🤍💙

Onto my 3rd audiobook of this month and as well as the year so far.

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Into the Darkest Corner | Elizabeth Haynes
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🤍❤🖤

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Untitled | Unknown
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Got some organizing and cleaning done today.
Unhauled a lot of books.
Played video games.
It's been a great day.

Texreader Sounds awesome! 2y
ju.ca.no Sounds great🤗 2y
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Remix | Non Pratt, Leonie Pratt
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Getting some reading done with my cuddly girl.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Here are some books I bought over the past few months.🖤
I'm super excited for all of them.
Especially since I think I'm finally out of my reading slump.

LiteraryinLawrence I enjoyed American Panda last winter! 2y
Eggs ❤️ Rebecca Stead. Also enjoyed 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Yaaas! Kicking a reading slump to the curb is the best feeling EVER! 2y
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It started off with only 3 dogs in bed with me tonight, now I have all 5.
Oh, the joys of dogsitting for my family.
They were giving me space earlier on in the night (as seen in the photo), but now I barely have any room. It's not comfortable. I'm losing sleep, but I hope they are at least enjoying the company.😂

Trashcanman Hope you are well Kayla. Hope you'll check in. You're missed 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai 👋👋 Just check in. Hope all is well. ❤️ 2y
Trashcanman Hi Kayla, please let us know your ok 2y
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blondie @Trashcanman @GrilledCheeseSamurai Thank you both for checking in. Things haven't been good, I'm not okay, but I will be. I probably won't be on much for awhile. I'd prefer not to talk about it on here, but as of today people are aware of my situation and have offered support. 2y
Trashcanman @blondie Have you tried the national suicide hotline? I have, no joke many times. I never give me name and I don't have someone telling me all the ways I've done this to myself. It might help, please consider it. If you ever need to talk to someone I'm always here. I know we don't know each we'll be were are the same in many ways. I know you want the pain to stop and I hope it does soon. You matter and are worthwhile. 2y
blondie @Trashcanman Thank you. I appreciate it. Unfortunately it's more to it than my mental illness, that part of it has just made it much worse. I've caused so much chaos and pain recently. I'm trying to make things better. My family called me and had a deep talk with me last night. I'm still emotional over it. I'm hoping things will start looking up after facing them last night. My heart aches, but I know it has to get better eventually. 2y
Trashcanman @blondie hugs, don't be a stranger. Hope things get kinder soon. 2y
blondie @Trashcanman thank you 🖤 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I'm glad you have some support and thanks for taking the time to check in. Sorry things are a struggle. I hope life becomes easier for. Take all the time you need and know there are people here who care for you and value the person that you are. ❤️ 2y
Trashcanman Hugs to you. 2y
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Today wasn't a great day, but after a nap I feel a lot better.
I probably won't be able to sleep now, but that's okay. I'm really enjoying my book.
If I'm tired in the morning, it'll be worth it.

Trashcanman I'm glad the nap helped. Hope tomorrow is kinder. 2y
blondie @Trashcanman Thank you, I appreciate it. I hope tomorrow is kind to you as well.🖤 2y
SassyBookworm Love your mug!!! 😍 2y
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Trashcanman What it is Kayla, hope you are well. 2y
blondie @Trashcanman Thank you! A lot of big changes have been made for my own well being, so I'm currently readjusting to everything. I hope you're also well. 2y
Nute Hoping that you are doing well!💕 2y
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My new blanket and current read. 🖤

kellyann28 Love it! 2y
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I went to two thrift stores yesterday and one of them had 2 books I've been wanting along with a "buy one, get one free" sale, so I got 4 books for around 2 dollars.
I also got a nice fuzzy new blanket which is in the washer right now. ?

TheNerdyProfessor That cat pillow is the best! 2y
britt_brooke Nice haul! 2y
tammysue Nice! You can‘t beat that! 2y
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blondie @TheNerdyProfessor I know! I love it. My sister got it for me awhile back🖤🖤 2y
blondie @britt_brooke thank you!😊 2y
blondie @tammysue Most definitely! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I ordered from BookOutlet a few days before my birthday.
So happy belated birthday to me.💙💜
Work and my mental health have been kicking my butt. I felt like I deserved to treat myself.

#BookHaul #BookOutlet

Cailey_Mac Honestly you have to take care of yourself first, and I think book retail therapy does the trick! Mostly 😊📚 2y
blondie @Cailey_Mac I agree completely! I don't spoil myself with much, but when I do, it's books. Which always makes me feel a little better.😊 2y
Cailey_Mac @blondie same!😊📖 2y
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CouronneDhiver Nice choices! I hope you‘ll be feeling better soon 2y
Trashcanman I hope this coming week is kinder, nice book haul. I'm going to sit myself down. I swear it's just so overwhelming. Maybe the next life will be kinder to people like us? 2y
blondie @CouronneDhiver Thank you so much!💜 2y
blondie @Trashcanman I sure hope so. It's definitely overwhelming and fucking exhausting, honestly. I feel like the only time I'm happy is when I'm manic. I'm struggling to just be content. 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Book therapy is a real thing! Happy belated! 🖤 2y
Crazeedi Great haul! Have fun reading!! 2y
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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I just started this one the other day. It's definitely interesting so far. I went into it without knowing anything about it.
💜

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I went to a pop up bookshop & bag sale today! I didn't have much luck there so I went to a local bookstore to browse their used books after that.
I was super happy to find 3 Jodi Picoult books. 💙

#Bookhaul

wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍🏻 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I put a bookshelf in my room today. I haven't decorated my apartment much and I've lived here over 2 years.
My bookshelves were all in the second bedroom and looked super cluttered, so I switched things up a bit.

BookwormAHN Nice 💜 2y
tessavi Your cat looks like they are considering their nect read 😁 2y
tessavi *next 2y
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Trashcanman How are you Kayla? I hope you're well. Im trying to stay positive and all that shit but it's hard. I hope you are well, truly. 🤗 2y
blondie @tessavi She knocked a few on the floor after this picture, so I think so too :p 2y
blondie @Trashcanman Thank you for checking on me. ♡ I'm struggling, honestly. My mind has constantly been in a dark place. I've been more and more manic. I've pushed pretty much everyone away. I'm trying to just keep it together and keep myself busy, but it's so hard. 2y
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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This book hurt me in ways I didn't think a book could. I almost stayed up late last night to finish it, but I had to put it down because of how emotional it was making me.
This may be my favorite book I've read this year. 💙

jchawkins I had the same thing happen with On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. 💜 2y
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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I think I'm gonna start making more of these. 💜

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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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Watched a few booktubers tonight and it made me want to get lost in a book. 💙
I'm hating this reading slump I've been in.

ju.ca.no I‘m having my finger‘s crossed for you to get out of the slump soon😘🤗 2y
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No Sad Songs | Frank Morelli
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I made another trip to the library.
This time with my grandpa and grandma. My grandpa is the only other reader in my family and is probably the reason I've always loved to read.
We got him a new library card and I showed him where the history section was and did my own thing.
I was having a panic attack the entire time, but I pushed through it the best that I could because I wanted my grandpa to take his time. 💜

LiteraryinLawrence Sorry you had a panic attack! 💜 Do you know what brought it on? Hope you‘re taking some time to rest now. Looks like a great batch of books! 2y
GypsyKat Panic attacks suck, I‘m sorry that happened. But it sounds like it was special time with your grampa all the same. 💜 2y
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Freedom: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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Today was quite the day.
A rough day at work, but in the end it only made me feel stronger.
Then I spent some much needed time with my mom. We went shopping for birthday presents for my grandma. I got myself a new lamp for reading while I was at it. And we stopped at the dollar store and I got two new books as well.
I'm pooped, but I'm content.

Trashcanman 😊🤗 2y
Chrissyreadit Looks like a good find at the dollar store! 2y
Crazeedi Hope you have a restorative weekend 2y
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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I'm almost finished with Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, so I decided to take my other books back that I never finished and get some new ones.
My own books have been severely neglected this year.

I've been in such a reading slump this year. It's been a hectic year full of challenges and changes.

Trashcanman I hope life gets kinder. 2y
blondie @Trashcanman Thank you. I always appreciate your kind words. ♡ 2y
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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3am.
I may not be able to sleep, but my cat is out.

Texreader Hello fellow insomniac! 2y
TheLibrarian Kitty snuggles!! 😻 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I'm happy that this was the book that got me out of my reading slump.
Now I'm gonna either read Dry or The Last to Let Go.

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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I'm not very far in, but I've been having a hard time putting this book down. 💙

WorldsOkayestStepMom I'm going to start this one next! 3y
Jenken1998 I read it twice. I never do that. It was great. 3y
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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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I've been in such a reading slump up until last night. I got more into my current read. (The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow)

I decided I wanted to make a trip to the library for some books I've been wanting to read. ❤❤❤

#LibraryHaul #Bookhaul

Lovesbooks87 There is a lot of amazing books in that stack! Enjoy! 3y
TheLibrarian Great stack! 3y
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I'm thinking of starting this one tonight. Hopefully I stick with it.

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Lucky | Alice Sebold
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Mehso-so

This book was cute. It was a bit cliche and stereotypical, but I still enjoyed it.
I appreciate the effort she put into researching agoraphobia and trying to show how complex it is. It's much more than just a fear of leaving the house.

3.5/5 stars

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Friction | E. R. Frank
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From a library book sale.
E.R. Frank was one of my favorite authors when I was younger and this was my favorite book of hers. I'm so excited to read it again.
And that exclusive edition of The Fault In Our Stars! It was practically brand new. 💙
The rest I have yet to read, but I'm excited to.

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Fish in a Tree | Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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My thrift store find.
It made me happy. 💙

JoScho 💙💙💙 3y
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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The Pain Eater | Beth Goobie
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This book was intense.
I felt so entirely connected to Maddy that it scared me. Because she said/confronted what many can't.

"That was what rape had taught her, that was the truth she'd taken deep into herself: that without warning, without any possible way of knowing in advance, catastrophe could erupt out of complete ordinariness and be done directly to her. Anyone who thought otherwise simply didn't know yet, they hadn't been done like that."

RadicalReader @blondie I absolutely adore when a book and the characters are on a relatable level 3y
blondie @RadicalReader Me too! It actually hasn't happened in a long time. The last time I felt this way was a few months ago. I've been in a reading slump, but this has pulled me out of it. 🖤 3y
RadicalReader @blondie when you discover a delightful book you honestly don‘t know why you hadn‘t read or discovered it sooner or recommended it more ravenously 3y
blondie @RadicalReader I always had this urge to buy this one, but ended up getting it from the library instead. I'm just glad I read it at all :) 3y
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The Pain Eater | Beth Goobie
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I'm enjoying this so far. 💛
I think my last read got me out of my slump.

RadicalReader @blondie do you prefer physical books or ebooks and why? 3y
blondie @RadicalReader I honestly used to really struggle with reading ebooks and I'm not sure why! But now that I've started reading ebooks, it's really growing on me. I like that I can lie down and just tap the screen rather than holding a book and turning the pages. I still love physical copies though. Always have. How about you? 3y
RadicalReader @blondie I like audiobooks a lot never lost the enjoyment of being read to such a wonderful experience especially if you get an audiobook read by the author themselves. I love having the physical bookmarks for books though it‘s the simple pleasures in life I got a laminated bookmark I‘m exceptionally proud of 3y
blondie @RadicalReader That's awesome! I've only fully listened to 2 audiobooks. I can't seem to keep my mind focused on it it for the most part. I made some bookmarks that mean a lot to me, so I understand what you mean :) 3y
RadicalReader @blondie would love to see what they look like. I‘m not artsy at all I admire others artistic abilities much more my strong suit 3y
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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This book was so good. 💜

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I got this from the thrift store today. I went to another one and saw another book I wanted, but I had to remind myself of all of the books I already have. This will hopefully be more of a catch up year than book buying year.

RadicalReader @blondie I immensely enjoyed this incredible book couldn‘t read through the chapters fast enough and finding a place to stop never seemed to cross my mind because the book was that incredible 3y
blondie @RadicalReader I'm so excited for this one. I don't entirely remember what it's supposed to be about, but doesn't it involve an agoraphobic character? I might be thinking about the wrong book, but that's what drew me to it since I also suffer with agoraphobia. 3y
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Untilted | Autechre
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I don't know if I've ever posted about this before, but a friend of mine is now running her own little business! She's got a few bookish things in her shop right now that I thought maybe some of you would be interested in.
And if you happen to live in Fargo, North Dakota, there are some super cute things you can get that rep it. 🖤
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnarkAndSentiment

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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The last 4 days have sucked so much.
9 hour days at work just killed me.
I came home and was all prepared to read on the couch, but ended up falling asleep for a few hours instead.
If I have the energy, I definitely plan to get some reading in before I actually go to bed. 💜

DaveGreen7777 Sorry you‘ve had a rough few days! 😞 Hope you get some relief soon! 3y
cobwebmoth *hugs* 3y
cherinium Sleep is good. 😴 3y
TrishB Sometimes you just need the sleep! 3y
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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Such a cozy kitty. 🖤

mreads 😻😻 3y
Crazeedi Such a sweet fur baby! So cute! 3y
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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It feels so good to be in bed with my book.
Weekends at work are always so long and hectic. I'm glad that I can stay up late tonight and sleep in tomorrow. ❤🖤

rather_be_reading love that print! 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I wanted to do this too. 🖤
#20thingsaboutme

blondie I spelled emetophobia wrong. Oops. 3y
wanderinglynn Pizza & dark chocolate are 2 of my faves! 👍🏻🙌🏻 3y
4thhouseontheleft I have emetophobia too. 3y
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Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you jumped in! I love reading about and “meeting” readers. 3y
valeriegeary Bob's Burgers!!! Best! 🤗 3y
LauraBeth Another Bob‘s Burgers fan 😀 3y
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