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Captivatedbybooks

Joined May 2016

My blog: https://thecaptivatedbybooks.wordpress.com Goodreads: jennyr0528 for most up to date TBR lists
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Big Bad Wolf by Suleikha Snyder
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@Readergrrl i will mail the book out to you this week. I forgot before I left for vacation this week. Im so sorry! #LMPBC #Round20 #GroupC

Readergrrl No worries! I just finished Broken Monsters last night and will mail it out tomorrow. 💌✈️ 2w
BethM Oooh where are you going? 2w
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I am reading the ACOTAR series & i cant stopping thinking of this beautifully crafted puerto rican artisan art. The very small tea light inside changes colors This also happens to be one of my favorite #litsyswaps gifts i have ever gotten. It‘s from @Gissy i want to say it‘s from the swap I hosted for my birthday in 2018 but since we‘ve been paired a few times over the years im not 100% sure. What‘s one of your cherished gifts from #litsyswaps ?

Gissy 😍🤗❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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#WondrousWednesday
🌺- either but I lean more to paperback. Although I have been buying way too many hardbacks.
🥀- Fiction
🪻- Historical! I dunno why I cannot get into science fiction.
🌸- Recent release
🌹- COFFEEEEE
💐- ooo this is a tough one 🧐 digital
🌷- Print

Eggs 🩷💜🩷 2mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Litsy Birthday Love going out! #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊💗🎊 2mo
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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes

@Readergrrl it‘s on it‘s way to you. I believe it said you should get it Friday. #LMPBC #Round20 #GroupC

Readergrrl Very exciting!! I‘ll be mailing Prodigal Summer out by this weekend. I got a little busy!! 2mo
Captivatedbybooks @Readergrrl i didnt get a chance to finish the book lol just an FYI. Ill finish when it comes back to me. 2mo
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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes
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@Readergrrl it‘s on it‘s way to you. I believe it said you should get it Friday. #LMPBC #Round20 #GroupC

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Ive never read any books by Sarah J. Maas (i prefer to do the opposite of what‘s@the fad) but I really dont want to wait anymore. Which series should I start with? Does it matter? Should I read it in tandem? Let me know your thoughts! I love fantasy and smut/dark romance

Dragon I think this one is a good place to start 2mo
5feet.of.fury This one or Throne of Glass. Basically just not Crescent City until after reading ACOTAR series. 2mo
Read4life I started with this one. Moved to Throne of Glass after reading ACOTAR series. 2mo
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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes

So for #LMPBC #round20 i picked Broken Monsters. I just want to confirm i am sending my book out to @Readergrrl since im last on the list?

#GroupC @5feet.of.fury @BethM @suvata

Readergrrl Correct! Yay!! 2mo
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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes
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Hey peeps!!! These are the books ive pulled for Group C of #LMPBC let me know which you‘s like.

Readergrrl I‘m interested in Broken Monsters. I think I saw a good review of it somewhere a few years ago that initially intrigued me. I‘d also love to read the Shirley Jackson! Im up for anything, of course! 2mo
BethM I vote for whatever is the least scary 😂 2mo
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From the book: Of Wolves & Deceit by Stephany Wallace

“Well, panic I did. Yet, it seemed I was a glutton for punishment because leave, I did not.”

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Book 4 of 2024 If you‘re into RH and fantasy this book is right up your alley. I was in need of a short, to the point quick read and this was exactly the answer. The story is interesting and definitely stands apart from the usual repetitive wolves and vampire reads floating about. My favorite thing and what drew me to stay reading was the characters. They are so believable! (Continue in comments)
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Captivatedbybooks If you take away that what fantasy “race” they are, their characteristics are those are everyday people. For instance the brother & sister duo act like how any close siblings would act. I feel like the plot was executed great with pulling you in and keeping your attention to the climax and then of course bumming you out with a cliffhanger 🤣. The only con i have is i would have maybe like a slight more world building. Cannot wait for book 2! 3mo
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Broken Flames | Mk Ahearn

“The moment her foot hit that first step the world stopped. No one else mattered. In that moment, I knew, although I couldn‘t give her my heart, I would burn the world for her.”

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Broken Flames | Mk Ahearn
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Book 3 of 2024 I went into this book blindly and so glad I did. If your a lover of YA (although the characters are 23 yrs old) and fantasy this book is definitely for you. Added bonus is that it's about kings and queens (my faves). If your fans of the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard this book will fancy all of your likes. It's an enemies to lovers, duty vs. your heart (continue in the comments)
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Captivatedbybooks Reading this book you will be thrown into a fantasy world controlled by different natural elements, people with magical powers that are bonded to mystical creatures. It's a well developed world that you are easily captured and held from the first word to the last. I devoured this book. To avoid spoilers my fave quote can be found on page 282, the last paragraph. Oh and I soooo need a sea serpent now! 3mo
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I will be getting rid of books I read that I dont love enough to keep to make room cause I have way too many books and not enough space.

If anyone in the USA would like this book i‘ll mail it out via media mail to you. This is a paperback

#FreeBookUpForGrabs

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Queen of the Conquered | Kacen Callender
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“ They would rather burn the throne to the ground then let you sit on it “
“ Then i‘ll sit on it‘s ashes “

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Queen of the Conquered | Kacen Callender
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2nd book of 2024. I struggled to get into this book. I would be captured in some parts and felt dragged thru others and like i was losing interest. It is not a stand-alone book, it does end in a questionable matter that makes you have to read book 2. The characters are fairly well developed and so is the world where it takes place. Perfect for a black history themed book. Oh and i never saw the twist coming!
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“ Love makes a monster of us all “

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1st book of 2024 Definitely was not expecting it to end in a cliffhanger. Book 9 cannot come any faster. These books i would not recommend reading as stand-alones. There is action, plot and spice. The characters are well developed and the world they live in is as well. You actually can forget your real life and let your imagination create the books world in your mind.
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Last Breath | Karin Slaughter
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Thank you Misty for the surprise #Litsylove mail ❣️ has there been a newsletter for November & December? I just realized i never got it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! No, but we will have one at the end of this month! 5mo
BethM I almost texted you at 5am 😂 I put on Harry Potter socks and then there‘s you in my head- “you and that boy smh” 😂😂 3mo
Captivatedbybooks @BethM LMAOOOO that would have made my morning 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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52 cards between #Litsylove #holidaycardswap and #naturalitsycardswap words cannot express how much these cards meant and helped me get thru the evening. For 2 1/2 months one of my cats passed and 2 had to be put down. I then lost a kitten. Being at worked helped distract my mind but coming home broke me everyday. This community saved me. So thank you Littens ❣️

cariashley I‘m so sorry for your losses 😞 I lost my almost 15 year old cat in November and I miss him every day ❤️ 5mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
Deblovestoread 💔💔💔 5mo
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Librarybelle So sorry for your losses 5mo
IndoorDame 💔💔💔💔 5mo
Eggs So sorry 😞 💔😢 5mo
Captivatedbybooks @cariashley thank you im so sorry for your loss ❣️ Mines‘ were around 13, 11 and 10 and the lost kitten is alil over a year (edited) 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 😞 💔 5mo
dabbe 💔💔💔 5mo
CaliforniaCay Sorry for your losses 😔 being a member of #litsylove over the last several years has certainly helped me through some dark times. Glad to have you in our lovely group 💜 5mo
julieclair 💝💝💝💝💝 4mo
PaperbackPirate 💙💙💙💙 4mo
Desha Oh I‘m so sorry for your losses…that is heartbreaking. I lost my cocker spaniel a year ago and that has been tough enough with one. Sending you love and hugs and hope for new babies when you‘re ready. ♥️ And yes #LitsyLove is amazing! 3mo
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I opened my package and ran out the house and forgot who sent me my #CreepyChristmas swap. I loved the wrapping and the dish towels!!!!! I cannot wait for next year so I can decorate my bathroom with them. I love the choices of books and those bookmarks are soooo stinking cute ❣️❣️❣️

teebe This would be from @ImperfectCJ 5mo
ImperfectCJ I'm so glad you like it! It's a minor miracle that everything made it to you as I was sorely tempted to keep a couple of the items...I might have to buy duplicates for myself! 5mo
Gissy Great package!🖤🖤🖤🖤 5mo
Gissy @ImperfectCJ So funny! That happens to me in every single swap 😂 5mo
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The Noel Diary: A Novel | Richard Paul Evans
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Watching a Christmas movie and this one was the perfect rom/com! And the main male character is DELICIOUS 🥵 #WinterGames #HollyJollyReaders

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Thank you @AmyG for my #JolabokaflodSwap23 i cannot wait to dive into this book!!!

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing & hosting!!!

AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
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Christmas Jokes | Toby Reynolds
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dabbe 🤣 5mo
BookmarkTavern LOLOL 5mo
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Blade Breaker | Victoria Aveyard
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THANK YOU SO MUCH Kim ❣️❣️❣️❣️ I squealed so loud when I saw Blade Breaker! Hopefully with the hot chocolate i can finally get over my reader‘s block and start being able to read again. #YuleSwap

wanderinglynn Awesome! Happy Yule! ❄️ 5mo
BookwormAHN 🩵🤍🩵 5mo
BarkingMadRead I hope they help!!! ❄️❄️❄️ 5mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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I received my #CreepyChristmas swap today! Thank you ❣️

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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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My #CreepyChristmas swap box is finally going out today. Sorry for sending it so close to the deadline.

Tarde pero seguro mami!

Gissy My match is you! No importa, I‘m glad we were matched again 🥰 5mo
Captivatedbybooks @Gissy 🤣🤣🤣 i was so excited cuando me toco a ti! Falta unas boberias que Amazon keeps delaying so te va llegar una cajita para Reyes 🤪 5mo
Gissy @Captivatedbybooks Con lo que escogiste bastaba pero sé que todo me encantará 🤗💚❤️💚 5mo
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My #YuleSwap was mailed out today. Im sorry i‘m cutting it close, it wasn‘t my fault. All my shipments were delayed. I have tracking if needed

BookwormAHN Fantastic ❄️🩵❄️ 5mo
wanderinglynn Yay! ❄️ 5mo
Chrissyreadit 🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵 5mo
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My #JolabokaflodSwap was placed in the mail today! I do have tracking info if needed. Sorry I was cutting it close.

mom2bugnbee I'm mailing mine tomorrow, so I don't think you're cutting it close! 😂 Thank you so much - can't wait to see what you picked for me! 😁 5mo
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I received my #YuleSwap package!!!! Thank you! Hopefully the book i ordered will get here tomorrow and I can send mines. This will be the 3rd book ive had to cancel/order cause of delays in shipping 😭

BookwormAHN I know that frustration, lovely nails though 🩵 5mo
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It‘s here!!!!! So super excited because i‘ve wanted to purchase a box from Once Upon a Book Club ❣️

Gissy Hi! What was the book sent? I‘m subscribed to the regular adult book box. 5mo
Captivatedbybooks @Gissy this is the Advent one. So it‘s called the 12 days of Christmas and has 12 different stories. 5mo
Gissy @Captivatedbybooks Ohhhh That‘s nice 😃 5mo
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I received my #JolabokaflodSwap23 today! Im not sure who its from because i dont see their Litsy handle on it. So excited ❣️

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A December to Remember | Jenny Bayliss
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My December #TBR list for the #Wintergames #EarlyBirdPoints.

Team #HollyJollyReaders

willaful Hehe... I love your stationary!

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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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All #naturalitsycardswap cards were mailed out today!

TheBookHippie Yay!!! 💙❄️💙 6mo
kspenmoll Wow! That‘s great! Mine will be slower- i can only write a few a day due to surgery recovery. 6mo
Captivatedbybooks @kspenmoll this actually took me a few days too cause of my carpal tunnel. Fingers crossed for you and a speedy recovery ❣️ 6mo
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BookwormAHN They look lovely 💚 6mo
Karisa Did you all get the list of addresses yet? I‘ve searched my email but don‘t see anything… 6mo
Texreader I‘m starting on mine this weekend too! So excited!! 6mo
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Texreader @Karisa Let @TheBookHippie know and she‘ll make sure you get the email 6mo
Bookwormjillk So pretty! I‘m excited for this swap 6mo
Deblovestoread So exciting. I have my cards but won‘t have time to start til after Thanksgiving 6mo
Captivatedbybooks @Karisa i believe it was sent out Wednesday 6mo
Catsandbooks Lovely! 🩵 6mo
peaKnit I bought a stamp today with big ideas, we‘ll see.☺️ I‘ll have a back up! Lol (edited) 6mo
TheBookHippie @Karisa oh no! Yes I sent it ! Let me send it again!!! 6mo
Captivatedbybooks @peaknit i want to get a stamp with the Litsy handle 🤣🤣🤣 save me some writing 6mo
julieclair Those are lovely! 6mo
mom_of_4 Such a pretty card. 6mo
AllDebooks This is going to be so lovely x 6mo
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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❣️❣️ i rush home now to check the mailbox for #ListyLove mail 🥰 thank you @Eggs

Eggs 🖤🤍❤️💛🧡 6mo
Robinsonbrandon129 Hello there, Thanks for following back, I hope you are fine? please do you mind sending me an email, I just want to have a friendly conversation with you, I must say your profile is appealing. That's my email address, I expect to hear from you sooner or later, Thank you. robsonbrandon66@gmail.com 6mo
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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Book 22 of 2023- This book is definitely hard to get into but the twist factor makes up for it.

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Savage Hearts | J. T. Geissinger
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Book 21 of 2023 “I‘ve never met a woman I wanted to strangle, protect, scream at, cherish, fight with, and fuck, all at the same time. It‘s insane. It‘s frustrating. Worst of all, it‘s addicting.” Spice- 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️

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Carnal Urges | J. T. Geissinger
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Book 20 of 2023 “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.” “And the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Spice: 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️

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Ruthless Creatures | J. T. Geissinger
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Book 19 of 2023 “His voice goes rough. “Because once you‘re in my bed, you‘re mine. And that‘s it. Once I have you, I‘ll never let you go. Not even if you ask me to.” This book is spicy 🌶️🌶️🌶️

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Pen Pal | J. T. Geissinger
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Book 18 of 2023 and my 4th 5 🌟

- “You‘re the chaos. You‘re the storm. You‘re the one creating the high winds and choppy seas you have to navigate. You‘re the source of everything that‘s happening. In other words, you‘re the one with the power.”

- “Pain is the cost of love. And the deeper your love goes, so too goes the pain. You can never have one without the other.”

The spice in this book is great! 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️

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Vile Intentions | Em Torrey
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Book 17 of 2023 Her eagerness to please me does dark things to my thoughts though. Submissive women are the chink in my armor, the more submissive a woman is the more drawn to her I am, not because she is weak, it‘s far more than that, it‘s because she knows she is strong enough to hand over her power. There is nothing sexier than a woman handing over her ability to make demands or choices, it‘s the ultimate ego stroke for a control freak like me.

Captivatedbybooks The spice level is 🌶️🌶️ 6mo
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For anyone who has me for a Litsy swap you will see I am into dark romance books. I have no triggers so you dont have to worry about trigger warnings if you would like to get me a book not on my TBR 😈

JamieArc You‘ll have to let me know what you think of the tagged book. I thought it would be perfect for you when I saw you liked dark romance and werewolves. 6mo
Captivatedbybooks @JamieArc ooooo and i need something new to read soon thank you!!!! I love werewolves and shifter dark romances im all about the knotting 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
JamieArc @Captivatedbybooks I sent it to you in the haunted hollow swap, so it‘s there waiting for you when you‘re ready to pick it up! 6mo
Captivatedbybooks @JamieArc 🤣🤣🤣🤦🏽‍♀️ im a mess… that‘s all i got. But now im running to my suitcase and will start it tonight. I was house sitting at my dad‘s and my sister was working my nerve so i didnt really get to enjoy my gifts. 6mo
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Does It Hurt? | H D Carlton
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Book 16 of 2023 and my 3rd 5🌟

“You're right. I've been scared my entire life, and I've been touched my entire life. It'll never hurt when you touch me, but it hurt that you were no longer safe.”

Spice: 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
This is a dark romance, please check the trigger warnings before reading.

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1- being responsible with my job and car. Thank God i have always been able to maintain a job since i was 16.
- Proud of the types of jobs and positions i have been able to have/had without a college degree
- learn a 3rd language
- master my grandmothers recipes
I need a 5th one
#wondrouswednesday
2- organize my room and stuff at home
- get half way thru replenishing my savings #

wanderinglynn Awesome accomplishments! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
dabbe 🧡🖤💜 6mo
Eggs Awesome accomplishments and goals 🤩👏🏻🤗 You are amazing 😻 Thanks for playing! 6mo
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Lmao when your barely finished the Halloween swaps are stalking Litsy for the next holiday/season ones 👀👀

TheQuietQuill Same 😂 7mo
CSeydel #winterwonderlandswap 👀❄️⛄️ 7mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🙌🏼🙌🏼 7mo
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BethM Best swap time of the year! 6mo
AmyG Jenny-I just want to thank k you so very much for the birthday card. How sweet of you! 😘 6mo
Captivatedbybooks @AmyG oh you‘re welcome! I hope it was a lovely birthday 6mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Birthday cards going out 😀 #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎈🎊 6mo
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The Beast Is an Animal | Peternelle van Arsdale
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@JamieArc thank you!!!!! I loved the wrapping paper. And my kitties say thank you for thinking of them with the treats!!! I cannot wait to start reading The Beast is an Animal!!!! ❣️❣️❣️❣️#HHS23

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃🖤👻🧡 7mo
JamieArc Yay! Glad you like it! I thought that book looked really good too! 7mo
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Chosen Ones | Veronica Roth
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@LibrarianRyan omgoodness you are not good for my diet buddy!!!! All of the homemade treats smell soooooo good! Thank you soooo much!!!!! I cant wait to get home and try them. ❣️❣️ #AHRS #allhallowsreadswap

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 7mo
LibrarianRyan Hope you enjoy it all. 7mo
Captivatedbybooks @LibrarianRyan oh and i loved the booksleeve! I want to post a separate picture of it cause its too stinking cute 7mo
AmyG Does the monster pooper poop M & M‘s? My grandson would love that! (edited) 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon SHARKS!!!!!! 7mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Work on some #LitsyLove during my lunch break ❣️❣️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo 🥳 7mo
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