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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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Holy popsicle sticks, this was excellent. I needed a bit of a palate cleanser and am so glad I picked this up! Very much appreciate her portrayal of the neurodivergent main character - in my humble opinion (and as the mom of an autistic child), she wrote Fern quite well.

Midwives: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Slowish reading month for me, but Midwives was my September favorite! #readingbracket2023 @chasjjlee

Amiable I had a slow September too. Wonder what‘s up with that? 1d
CBee @Amiable no idea! Mercury in retrograde with a harvest moon and misaligned chakras? 😂😂 23h
Amiable @CBee Possibly! And also, excessive couch-induced laziness and too many options on Netflix and HBOMax. I mean, in my case. 😄 22h
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CBee @Amiable I feel you! Sooooo many options 🤩🤩🤩 18h
MicheleinPhilly Hi! Are you cyd is here on IG? 4h
CBee @MicheleinPhilly hi! Yep, that‘s me 😊 4h
MicheleinPhilly Great! I‘m very finicky about my IG account so just wanted to make sure it wasn‘t some rando. 😜 4h
CBee @MicheleinPhilly hahaha I feel you! Promise I‘m not a weird creeper rando 😂😂😂😂 3h
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Moosey Moose | Chris Raschka
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Andrew, this made me giggle - thank you for writing to me! And sending me a moose, no less. I‘m currently on hiatus from writing, *but* am finally having surgery on my hand next month. I have so many letters to catch up on! For now, I just wanted to say thanks 😊💚 #LitsyLove @TieDyeDude

TieDyeDude I saw you aren't writing, but I figured you could use a pre-surgical giggle 😉 No rush to reply! 4d
CBee @TieDyeDude I can always use giggles, pre-surgery or no 😁😁 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Love when fall rolls around because I get to use alllll of the lovely Pic Collage backgrounds! October #bookspin #doublespin list complete! @TheAromaofBooks

SamAnne I loved Shutter. Looking forward to what that debut author writes next. Listening to All The Sinners Bleed right now and really enjoying it. 4d
CBee @SamAnne if I read Sinners plus Blacktop I‘ll have read everything he‘s written 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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The Ferryman: A Novel | Justin Cronin
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Ultimately, I loved this. The first few parts didn‘t seem to mesh with the last part, but it did all end up making some sort of sense (mostly 😂). Would be a fantastic book for discussion, so anyone who has read this, I‘d be down to chat about it! Lots to unpack. Beautifully written and I‘d love to read more Cronin.

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I don‘t know why, but I feel like we‘ve done this word already - I don‘t feel like going through all of the posts to check though 😂🤪 So, still a cool word and if it‘s a repeat, so be it 😂 #weirdwords

peanutnine This is one of those words that I always recognize but can never remember quite what it means. Or how to pronounce it lol 4d
CBee @peanutnine same! Now we know 😊 4d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4d
Daisey @peanutnine Yes, same here! 4d
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Thank You | Amelia Riedler
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Thank you, my friend 💚 Very much looking forward to this one! @AmyG

AmyG It‘s an excellent one. Enjoy. 😘 (edited) 1w
CBee @AmyG 💚💚😊😊 1w
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My first thought was something to do with pie 😂 Maybe I was hungry. Anyhoo, came upon this word in my last read (Midwives by Bohjalian, read it people, it‘s amazing), so of course it‘s perfect for #weirdwordswednesday 😊😊

CBee @Amiable 😊 2w
mandarchy It's piecstatic a word? Maybe take out the C... but that would be ecstatic about pie. Piecstacy would be during pie. 2w
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TheBookgeekFrau I Loved Midwives!! I read it wayyyyyyy back in the day when it was an Oprah book club pick. Been reading his stuff ever since! 2w
CBee @mandarchy it should absolutely be a word 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
CBee @TheBookgeekFrau ooo, feel free to give me some Bohjalian recs! 😊 2w
TheBookgeekFrau @CBee My absolute favorite is Trans-Sister Radio about a woman who falls in love with a man just before he transitions to a woman. Another favorite is The Red Lotus. But honestly, you really can't go wrong with any of his books. 2w
CBee @TheBookgeekFrau oh, those both sound great! Adding to the never ending TBR 2w
Amiable I have a deep reverence for pie! :)

And I also loved “Midwives“ -- my mother-in-law used to live right in the area where that book is set, so I could picture every scene.
CBee @Amiable I dream of possibly living in Vermont some day, and he seems to write that area so well! 2w
CBee @Daisey here‘s last week‘s post 😊 1w
The_Penniless_Author @CBee Get here soon, we're almost out of housing already! 😬 6d
CBee @The_Penniless_Author no way, really? 😳🙁 6d
The_Penniless_Author @CBee Yeah, the county I live in (Chittenden County, where Burlington is located) has a vacancy rate of 0.2%. It's crazy. The rest of the state is a little better, but still filling up quick with COVID and climate refugees from New York, Boston, and California. I guess it's nice for us, since our house has doubled in value in the 11 years we've owned it, but terrible for anyone trying to buy (or rent for that matter). 6d
CBee @The_Penniless_Author wow. I can‘t say I blame folks. Hopefully it‘ll get better but they sure did pick one of the smaller states 😅 6d
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Midwives: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I can absolutely see why this book gets so much praise. Excellent writing, with a gripping plot that keeps you guessing until almost the last page. I also loved the descriptions of Vermont and how the setting became a bit of a character in itself. Amazing read! Now to read more by @ChrisBohjalian 😊💚

CBee @TheAromaofBooks this was a spin book but I honestly can‘t remember which one right now 😂 2w
AmyG I remember reading this when it came out. Great book. 2w
CBee @AmyG yes! You‘d mentioned loving this and you were right that I‘d like it 💚 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Gotta love Paperback Swap and Pango Books 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I also made my first purchase from Blackwell‘s which was super cool 😊 #bookmail

BarbaraBB Great haul 😍 2w
CBee @BarbaraBB amazing how #bookmail can make your whole day 🤩 2w
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I‘m cheating a little bit, but The Change (Kirsten Miller) is one of my favorite books and all three main characters are absolutely badass. Harriet, Nessa, and Jo - all women of a certain age who come into special powers after they hit menopause (the change, which is a crappy term IMO). More books need to be written about this - the “invisible” women who are much more powerful than everyone thinks 👻 🌱 🔥

AmyG I loved that book, too. Thank you for the rec! 😘 2w
dabbe Another spectacular one to add to my TBR! Three favorite heroines in one book? Count me in! Thanks for playing, too! 🧡💜💛 2w
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CBee @AmyG of course, sweet friend and book twin 💚😘 2w
CBee @dabbe you must read it! It‘s the BEST!! 2w
dabbe @CBee 🤩🤗😍 2w
AmyG @CBee I hope it‘s made into a movie because it could be amazing. 2w
CBee @AmyG oh my gosh I‘d be first in line 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
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I couldn‘t stop with the 2nd so I went ahead and read the 3rd. I wish it wasn‘t the end of the series! Such an awesome combo of humor, mystery, and romance.

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Since I discovered the periwinkle crayon in my Crayola box, I‘ve been enamored with it. The color, the flower, and yep, the snail. It‘s such a happy, cute word. #weirdwordswednesday #weirdwords
Read this: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/08/19/periwinkle-the-color-of-poison-mo...

IndoorDame Love it!!!!! Mine was magenta. It was the only fun crayon color in the boxes we had in my kindergarten classroom and I‘ve been obsessed with it ever since 😂 3w
CBee @IndoorDame oh, magenta is also lovely 😀 3w
peanutnine What a great article and a lovely color! I always loved cerulean blue 💙 3w
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Amiable I had a periwinkle winter coat in high school -- one of my friends still mentions it! 3w
dabbe We're quite close in color, @peanutnine. My favorite color word is “azure“--since the first time I read Shelley's “Ode to the West Wind.“ Fantastic article; Monet certainly loved “periwinkle!“ And magenta, too! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Charityann Yes! I love this color too!!💙 3w
CBee @Amiable oh how I wish you still had that coat so you could send me a picture 😍😍😍 3w
mandarchy In 2002 had a 512sqft house and painted it periwinkle. My neighbor came unglued. I even took the crayon to the paint store to get the match. It was so cute! 3w
CBee @mandarchy that sounds AMAZING and I bet it was adorable!! 3w
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It arrived! Thank you so much Debra 💚💚💚 @Deblovestoread (love the pug sticky note too 😊)

Megabooks I just love that cover! 3w
Megabooks Great gift! 3w
CBee @Megabooks I love it too! It looks like a great read 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
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Better than the 1st! But that sexy scene….. LORT 🥵🫢😮‍💨 #tbrtarot #fivewordsintitle

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Once again, I‘m rendered speechless. Such an important book that I think everyone should read. It‘s even more poignant for me considering Monday is the anniversary (I don‘t actually like using that word for it as it‘s not exactly something to be celebrated, but I digress). All of the stars for this one 💔

AmyG I will never forget that day. 😢 3w
Amiable This is such a fabulous book. So well done. I saw the author at my local bookstore when it first came out —he had half the room in tears while he was reading the excerpts. I think we all still had PTSD from that terrible day. 3w
CBee @AmyG me neither 💔 So many memories like it just happened yesterday. I think it‘s just seared into our brains. 3w
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CBee @Amiable I listened to his epilogue and he said that he cried every day as he was working on the first draft. I teared up quite a bit too 💔 3w
SassyBookworm I listened to the audiobook a few years ago. It was definitely heartbreaking 💔 but so wonderfully and respectfully done. 3w
BarbaraBB A heartbreaking book indeed. It‘s so strange it‘s 22 years already 3w
CBee @SassyBookworm yes, very well done! 3w
CBee @BarbaraBB I know, it really does seem like it just happened. Still so vivid in my mind. 3w
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I read it, but I haven‘t even attempted to pronounce it yet 😂😂 Needless to say, the #weirdwords crew doesn‘t suffer from this phobia 😁😂

IndoorDame 😂😂😂👏👏👏 4w
Amiable I may have Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia about trying to pronounce Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, though. 😃 4w
CBee @Amiable okay, you win for typing that out TWICE 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂 4w
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peanutnine Omg 😳 whoever came up with this word is mean 😂 4w
CBee @peanutnine somebody had wayyyy too much time on their hands. And I keep trying to figure out where the hippo part comes from 🤔 4w
dabbe The 2nd longest word in the English language! Good luck trying to say it! 🤣🤣🤣https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_OLv05g3Ak

You win best #weirdword today, @CBee! 🤩🤩🤩
Amiable @dabbe OK, so I totally had to go look up the longest word in the English language: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis = “a type of lung disease caused by the inhalation of ash and sand dust, mostly associated with volcanic ash.“ 😄 4w
dabbe @Amiable You. Crack. Me. Up. Plus, another #weirdword for today! 🤩🤣🤗 4w
CBee @Amiable I saw that too, but hippo…..etc etc was so appropriate for #weirdwords 😊😊 4w
CBee @dabbe I tried. I really did 😂😂 My husband was like, does it have something to do with hippos? 🦛 😂 4w
dabbe @CBee Maybe hippos are afraid of long words. 🤩🤣🤗 4w
Amiable @CBee It's a totally appropriate word! I just took it as a challenge when @dabbe said it was the SECOND longest word. You can't drop a factoid like that in my vicinity and not expect follow through to the logical next question -- so what 's the FIRST longest? I used to be a newspaper reporter. I can't help myself. 😄 4w
CBee @Amiable I totally get that 😊😂 4w
CBee @dabbe 😂😂😂 4w
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True North | Randall DeVallance
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Challenge accepted, Randy 😂😂😂 I haven‘t even had a chance to read it yet 🤦‍♀️😅 However, that doesn‘t mean I can‘t shamelessly promote it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @The_Penniless_Author

The_Penniless_Author I knew you could do it! 🤣😂🤣 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author 😂😂😂 It helps that the challenge included putting together a collage, I love doing that 😂 4w
The_Penniless_Author You're very good at it. It's tough to make a compelling collage with only one image. 😄 4w
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CBee @The_Penniless_Author I think it turned out quite well 😁 4w
BarbaraBB 😂😂😂 saw your earlier chat @The_Penniless_Author 4w
The_Penniless_Author @CBee Looks like the word is getting out. Maybe I should hire you as my virtual marketing manager 🤔 4w
The_Penniless_Author @BarbaraBB This is all part of my master plan to enlist everyone on Litsy as unpaid advertisers 🤣 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author I do think I should probably read the book before we go that route 😂😂 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author wait, unpaid? I‘ve been had 😂😂😂 4w
The_Penniless_Author @cbee Hey, if I don't make any money off this book, why should you? 🤣 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author Just make sure you sing my praises to all of your author friends. My collage making skills are unparalleled 😂😂😂 (edited) 4w
The_Penniless_Author @cbee There you go, we'll form a symbiotic, cross-promtional partnership. 🤝 I feel as though this is the start of something big 😁 4w
BarbaraBB @The_Penniless_Author You‘re doing a great job! 4w
The_Penniless_Author @BarbaraBB Thanks. I assume this book will do about what my last novel did and sell 300-400 copies, which equates to fewer royalties than you'd think between bookstore returns and the different rates between physical books, Kindle, KU, etc. Plus I end up spending most of my royalties on marketing anyway, so I really do end up "penniless" ? Which is fine - it's a hobby for me, so I'm more concerned with maximizing readers than making money. 4w
BarbaraBB If you really feel that way you can be so proud of being published and of being able to write and express yourself in a book. It is something I really envy! 4w
CBee @BarbaraBB I agree with you! You should definitely be proud, Randy! @The_Penniless_Author 4w
The_Penniless_Author @CBee @BarbaraBB Well, if you both insist...😊 4w
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Thanks for a cool idea, @Cinfhen 😊 Here are my #Top10Summer2023Reads 💚

Suet624 Fantastic books! 4w
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 🧡💜💛 4w
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TrishB Screenshot 👍🏻 4w
CBee @Suet624 I‘ve had a slow reading summer, but I‘ve read some really good ones 💚 4w
CBee @TrishB aw yay! Did you do one yet? 4w
CBee @dabbe can‘t wait to see what yours looks like 😊💚 4w
TrishB Just did 👍🏻 4w
CBee @TrishB will check it out 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4w
CSeydel Ooh - I‘ve been wanting to read Deacon King Kong! 4w
CBee @CSeydel oh my gosh, I wish I hadn‘t waited so long to read it. It was my favorite for August and will definitely be a favorite of 2023! 4w
Cinfhen Thanks so much for tagging & sharing 💗💗💗 4w
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the tag. I'll see what I can put together, but between travel and promoting my own book (blah) I don't think I've even read ten books over the entire summer 😳 4w
Sapphire I have been so behind! I really liked yellow face too, probably Babel more. I think you might like the book I am reading this week at the beach. The Anniversary. It will likely be in my top 10 of the year. 4w
RaeLovesToRead Thanks! I'll have a think.... I'm not sure how many books I've read this summer and I'm not sticking some of the crap I've read in any top 10... maybe a top 5 😅😅 4w
CBee @Cinfhen YES! You must! It‘s amazing! 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author well, you could just do a collage and use your book in all of the pictures 😂 More self-promotion! 😂😂 4w
CBee @RaeLovesToRead that‘ll work 😂😊 4w
CBee @Sapphire I got a copy of Babel from a friend recently! Looking forward to it, whenever I get to it 😂 I‘ll look into The Anniversary for sure! 4w
The_Penniless_Author @cbee Even I'm not that insufferable. 😅 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author worth a try 😂😂 4w
The_Penniless_Author @CBee Now, if YOU were to post incessantly about my book, on the other hand... 😁 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author you‘ve just given me a challenge, Randy!! 🤔🤔😂😂 4w
The_Penniless_Author @CBee I believe in you! 😂 4w
Bklover Oh, thanks for the tag! Not sure I can come up with ten but I will give it a try! 😉 4w
CBee @Bklover 💚💚 4w
BarbaraBB I am screenshotting too. So many of these I haven‘t read while you and I often adore the same books! 4w
CBee @BarbaraBB I took so many screenshots 😂 4w
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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1. Ummmmm does gymnastics count? And ice skating? I love the Olympic competitions for those 😊 But me? Too clumsy for sports 😂😂
2. Tagged book was amazing!
Thanks, Randy, for the tag! @The_Penniless_Author #twofortuesday @TheSpineView

AmyG Right….Beartown. I couldn‘t think of a book. 4w
The_Penniless_Author Those are sports. Sure they count! 😀 4w
TheSpineView Yes, they are sports. Thanks for playing 4w
CBee @The_Penniless_Author yay! Phew 😅 4w
CBee @AmyG first thing that popped into my head! 4w
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Another solid Lisa Jewell thriller. I fly through her books every time!

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How can I even begin to describe this beauty of a book? So many wonderfully drawn characters, an underlying sadness throughout but ultimately so hopeful, so many laugh out loud moments. My favorite read this month by far. Counting as #TBRtarot for August as well 😊

Amiable Oh, I loved “The Good Lord Bird” —stacking this one! 1mo
CBee @Amiable I want to read everything he‘s written! What a book 💚 1mo
Soubhiville Yes! I loved this book. I‘m currently reading his new one and it‘s also wonderful. 1mo
CBee @Soubhiville I‘m excited about that one! 1mo
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Last minute #readingbracket2023 change - I just finished DKK and it is definitely my August favorite. It even edged out Clover which I LOVED. Just wow.

rachelk Ok, I just moved DKK up on my reading list! 1mo
CBee @rachelk I hope you love it too! 1mo
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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So I know it isn‘t September 1 yet, but my days are all mixed up and I decided to just go ahead and post this 😂 Presenting the #TBRtarot card for September! Have fun, and let me know if you want to be added/removed from the tag list. Thanks friends!

candc320 So far I only have 1 book on my TBR that fits: 1mo
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Ruthiella I just picked this up for $1. Is this a sign to read it !? 😂 1mo
Meshell1313 Ooh why is every title 3 or 4 words?! 🤣 took me awhile but I found my pick: 1mo
CBee @candc320 sounds good to me 😊 1mo
CBee @AmyG oh, that one would make me sad 😔 I adored Anthony 💚 1mo
CBee @Ruthiella definitely a sign 😂 1mo
CBee @Meshell1313 I know right! Luckily I found exactly ONE book on my #bookspin list: 1mo
CatLass007 Can I count A.I. as one word? Because I‘ve got a book on my radar called 1mo
CatLass007 I‘ll keep looking. 1mo
CBee @CatLass007 you can do either one! 1mo
CatLass007 Great! Thanks. Who knows, I may listen to the audiobooks of both. (edited) 1mo
CBee @CatLass007 awesome 😊 1mo
CBee @willaful yay! 🙌🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB Luckily, the #Booker23 longlist has one I can use for the prompt! 1mo
CBee @BarbaraBB sounds like a good one! 1mo
julieclair I‘ll use one I‘m reading for my IRL book club: 1mo
Bklover I‘m thinking of 1mo
CBee @julieclair I still have to read that one! I‘ve heard it‘s so good. 1mo
CBee @Bklover I want to read that one too! 1mo
Sandyslp2001 In the Lives of Puppetds 1mo
CBee @Sandyslp2001 that‘s my choice too 😊 1mo
Allylu Woohoo! Almost missed this!! 😊💕📚 1mo
Allylu People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry! Last chance to read this one before October! 1mo
CBee @Allylu I really liked that one! 1mo
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Slow reading month for me 🤷‍♀️ I loved Dictionary but Clover takes the lead between the two ☘️ 💚 @chasjjlee

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Trying again 😂 I‘m nothing if not determined (and I really like making lists) 😅👊🏻 #bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
SamAnne A good list! I really enjoyed Shutter—looking forward to what she writes next. And Great Believers is so great. Really hits home for people who came of age in the 80s surrounded by the AIDS epidemic. 1mo
Ruthiella Making the list is half the fun! 😂 1mo
CBee @Ruthiella you get it 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
CBee @SamAnne both books I‘ve been wanting to read for a while now! 1mo
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Currently reading Deacon King Kong and LOVING it. I looked up “wangature” and am pretty sure it means a curse (couldn‘t find a specific definition). Then “wangateur” popped up, which makes sense. Basically, you don‘t wanna mess with that 😂 #weirdwords

AmyG Well, that‘s definitely a new word for me! 1mo
CBee @AmyG you learn something new every day 😂 1mo
dabbe Add that to another word I didn't know! 🤩 1mo
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mandarchy New to me, but at the vet today with doggo and learned about Kong Cheese. I did not know King Kong had a dairy, but ok. JK... Kong is my dog's favorite toy. 1mo
CBee @mandarchy I think I‘ve seen Kong cheese, it‘s sort of like Easy Cheese for doggies. Funny too because cheese is such a recurring topic in DKK! 1mo
mandarchy @CBee in 1989 I was watching a French talk show (in France) where the host put easy cheese on a cracker and had the guests guess what it was. None of them guessed cheese! 1mo
CBee @mandarchy I can see that 😂 It doesn‘t taste like “real” cheese, and especially not good French cheese! 1mo
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I‘m in the minority here, but I really couldn‘t put this down! Yes, it has flaws, and it won‘t make my best of the year list, but I actually really enjoyed it 🤷🏻‍♀️😊 Looking very forward to the final discussion on Saturday! #camplitsy23

Megabooks Great! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 1mo
squirrelbrain So glad you liked it! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole I really like it too! 1mo
Meshell1313 Same!!! 1mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole @Meshell1313 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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I started piano lessons in the 2nd grade, and these were the mnemonic devices we used to remember the notes on a staff (treble clef - higher, bass clef - lower). I lol‘d at some of the new ones they have now, like “good burritos don‘t fall apart” and “every grandma bakes delicious fudge.” 😂😂 #weirdwords #weirdwordswednesday

peanutnine I learned the same phrases in elementary school! Those new ones are hilarious 😂 1mo
peanutnine I also cannot think about east vs west without remembering "never eat shredded wheat" ??‍♀️? 1mo
CBee @peanutnine oh cool! I admit that I cringe a little now at the “GBDFA” phrase but at the time, it worked 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 1mo
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CBee @peanutnine I‘ve never heard that one 😂 1mo
BookNAround Please excuse my dear aunt Sally (parenthesis, exponent, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction) 1mo
CBee @BookNAround that‘s a new one! Thanks for sharing 😊 1mo
dabbe My GBDFA was Good Boys Do Fine Always. #tripdownmemorylane 💙🖤🩵 1mo
Megabooks “Every good boy deserves favor” was the one taught here! Thanks for jogging my memory! 😁😁😁💜 1mo
Megabooks @BookNAround I remember that one too!! 🤩👍🏻 1mo
CBee @dabbe 💚💚💚 1mo
CBee @Megabooks nice! And you‘re welcome 💚 1mo
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The Drowning Woman | Robyn Harding
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Has anyone read other books by Robyn Harding? Because this was GREAT. Total thrill ride, kept me guessing, would‘ve read it in a day but ya know, life 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

kaykay521 I haven‘t read any of her other books but I have this one checked out from the library. Glad you enjoyed it ❤️ 1mo
CBee @kaykay521 it was fantastic! Hope you like it too 😊 1mo
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I totally forgot to do my #2023readingbracket for July 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ First book finished last month was the winner! @chasjjlee

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It‘s not a type of popsicle 😂😂 I read this word a ton in my last book (The Dictionary of Lost Words), PLUS it can also refer to a bundle of muscle or nerve fibers (which is neat). #weirdwords

CBee @The_Penniless_Author I‘m tagging you! You must have some weird words to share 😊 (no pressure, ok maybe a little 😂) 2mo
IndoorDame I always look this up over and over when I read Emily Dickinson hoping for a detailed explanation of her system, (and then give up and start google images searches) 2mo
AnnR 😂😂😂 Great post. Thanks for making me smile this morning. 2mo
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CBee @Ann_Reads oh thank you! Glad I could make you smile 😊 💚 2mo
Amiable That sounds like a word I can use at work when I'm mad and want to swear: “Oh, FASCICLE!“ And since I work at a hospital people will think I'm just editing a patient fact sheet. 😁 2mo
julesG @Amiable 😂😂 2mo
CBee @Amiable 😂😂😂 please do this and tell me what happens 😂 2mo
CBee @IndoorDame that might send me down a rabbit hole 🤨 2mo
TheBookHippie This is what we called our long papers due at end of term in prison … I mean parochial school 👀 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie oh my 😳😳😳 2mo
TheBookHippie @CBee 🤣🤣😵‍💫😵‍💫😅😅 never fear I had plenty of time in detention to write them 🙃 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie why am I not surprised? I love it 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
TheBookHippie @CBee I had 4.27 GPA ✊🏼 detention was for dress code and “arguing” with teachers 👀 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie not surprised at your GPA whatsoever 😘😘 I always think of it as “questioning” the teachers….. but of course parochial school, ugh that‘s so rigid and strict 😳 I was always a “good girl,” my ma was a teacher and she would‘ve been horrified. So I just talked over my musings with her 💚 (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie @CBee Yes bad parenting decision to send me there. I got a written apology when I turned 30 from my father. My mother still thinks it‘s fine 😵‍💫😅 but it was her faith 🤢🤐 what can ya do🥴 OY. Teacher mom 😬 2mo
dabbe @TheBookHippie My mom worked in our media center, so I had the same problem. I was the ONLY senior who didn't go on the Senior Ditch Day. I got to hang out in the library all day with my mom. She wouldn't even call me in to stay at home. #goodoldays

Had to edit my error! 🤣
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dabbe “Fasten your fascicles, it's going to be a bumpy night.“ #rewritingallabouteve #bettedaviswouldhavenailedthatline

What a fun word! 🤩
CBee @TheBookHippie you made it through 💚 2mo
CBee @dabbe 😂😂😂😂 2mo
TheBookHippie @dabbe 😵‍💫😱 2mo
TheBookHippie @CBee I did at that ! 😘 2mo
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1. For my oldest, it started July 10 (Montessori); for my youngest, it started August 10 🏫 ✏️
2. Tagged! Read recently and really liked it 👍🏻
Thanks for the tag, Randy! @The_Penniless_Author #Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
I‘ll tag @Amiable @Librariana @dabbe 😊

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday and thanks for playing! 2mo
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 🩵🖤💙 2mo
Amiable Thanks for the tag! 2mo
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This was a slow read, but one to be savored. I very much loved this book, and love that it‘s based on the publication of the Oxford English Dictionary (which I really knew nothing about). Thanks to @Sapphire for including this in her #ALspine list, and thanks to @monalyisha for the great match 💚

CBee Also, this was my #bookspin for July @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
jen_the_scribe I loved this one too, and agree wholeheartedly about needing to savor it ❤️ 2mo
CBee @jen_the_scribe it took me longer than usual to read which is usually the universe telling me to slow down 💚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Surprise! Surprise! | Agatha Christie
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Sharon! What a lovely package! Thank you so very much, this was so sweet of you 💚 #athingaday @DinoMom

Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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First part: a bit tedious, but mostly enjoyable
Second part: LOVED the email correspondence. LOL funny at times.
Third part: all the damn feels coming out of this grumpy cynical heart 😂😂
Final note: I love Sally. I related to her SO much.
So, ultimately, I loved it and can‘t wait to discuss further! #camplitsy2023

AmyG Agreed! Who did you picture as the musician??? 2mo
squirrelbrain Great review, and I loved the email section too. ❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB Yes @AmyG I‘d like to know too! Also, who did YOU picture?! 2mo
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CBee @AmyG I‘ll need to have a think on that one 🤔 I could kind of see Bradley Cooper maybe…. 2mo
CBee @squirrelbrain it was my favorite part! 2mo
CBee @AmyG ooo! Or Jared Leto! 2mo
AmyG I pictured John Mayer. Or a character based on him for the movie. @BarbaraBB @CBee. He started young, and that song “Making Love in July” made me think if “Your Body is a Wonderland”. (edited) 2mo
CBee @AmyG ooooo he could work too 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
AmyG @CBee Except I think all his ex-girlfriends hate him for being an assh***. So…if John Mayer was actually nice. 🤣 2mo
CBee @AmyG I think he‘s grown up a lot, but yeah, his exes don‘t like him too much 😳 2mo
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Hopefully some of you can see the pic 🤷🏻‍♀️ Here‘s my #weirdword this week - anodyne. I‘ve come across this one a couple of times recently but also had no idea it was another word for painkiller! 🤔😊

The_Penniless_Author I can't see the pic, but I do use that word all the time! 😄 2mo
batsy I've switched to the web version now, but I still can't see your pic (though I can see some others). Looks like it's still glitchy in both the web and app versions. 2mo
dabbe @batsy That's EXACTLY what I'm seeing/not seeing using the web version. #hitandmiss 2mo
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CBee @The_Penniless_Author because you‘re a writer I bet! 😊 2mo
The_Penniless_Author @cbee A penniless one! 😄 2mo
CBee @The_Penniless_Author hopefully that will change 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
mandarchy I waited until now to see if I could see the picture, and it's not there! I think anodyne was on my list of weird words in a notebook. I keep a list! 2mo
CBee @mandarchy I reposted and think you should be able to see it now! (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie Yay pictures! 2mo
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Christine, I teared up when I opened your card. Thank you, my precious friend, for these beautiful pictures. This is so special and I‘m so grateful to know you 💚 I‘ll be making some sort of collage to hang on the wall with these! @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie Awe you are so very welcome!!
FYI _ My trusty old camera is still dating things 2005 from when I bought it LOL I can't figure the date thing out and got it to weird dates in 2017 I was trying to get it to do the date I took them for you ... I just recently took it out of storage started taking pics again and caught these lovely birds for you. I'm so glad you like them. I know you miss your parents terribly. I hope this gave you joy! XXOO
AmyG Beautiful photos. 💕 2mo
CBee @TheBookHippie it absolutely gave me joy! I didn‘t even notice the date, that‘s so weird it‘s not working 🤔 Once I put the collage together I‘ll take a pic and send it to you 💚 2mo
CBee @AmyG aren‘t they? I‘m so thankful to have them 💚 2mo
TheBookHippie @CBee 😘🥰 2mo
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I‘d like to be hurkle-durkling right now 😂😂🤪🤪 #weirdwords

IndoorDame We should all start using this! So much more fun to say than lie-in. 2mo
CBee @IndoorDame I agree 100% 😂 2mo
ladym30 Sounds good to me!😂😂 2mo
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Daisey Great word and as it‘s raining here, I would love to be doing the same. 2mo
AmyG I‘m with you….I would love to hurkle durkle. 2mo
CBee @ladym30 🙌🏻 2mo
CBee @Daisey send some of the rain my way, please 🥵 2mo
CBee @AmyG I think there should be hurkle durkle days throughout the year. Like national holiday type stuff 😂 2mo
TheBookHippie Love it!!!! 2mo
AmyG @CBee Agree! 2mo
dabbe It sounds like a dance. “You do the hurkle durkle, then you spin yourself around; that's what it's all about!“ Only you do it in your cozy bed! 🤔 That last sentence didn't come out right. 🤩🤣🤩 2mo
vivastory Oh, God. Definitely storing this one for future reference lol 2mo
CBee @dabbe omg 😂😂😂🤭🤭🤭 2mo
CBee @vivastory nobody would have any idea what you were talking about 😂😂 2mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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Super excited to read these (hopefully🤞🏻🤪)! #bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

AmyG Midwives is FABULOUS. 2mo
CBee @AmyG it‘ll be my first Bohjalian! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Enjoy!!! 2mo
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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Friends, I‘m SO sorry I didn‘t post this until now. Life is just….lifing 😵‍💫😂 Here‘s our #TBRtarot card for August, have fun! As always, if I missed tagging you, or if you want to be added to the tag list, let me know 💚

willaful Well that is just perfect, since the first book I finished in August was George and Lizzie. :-) 2mo
CBee @willaful such perfect timing 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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batsy It is most fortunate that I joined this month's buddy read for Lady Chatterley's Lover 😆🙌🏾 2mo
CBee @batsy yes it is!! Woot 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
AmyG @batsy Ha. Thanks. Works for me, too! (I have such a busy month. Thanks for the pick @CBee) I am also reading Watson‘s Choice! (edited) 2mo
CBee @AmyG you‘re welcome! Glad this was an easy one 😊 2mo
Ruthiella @AmyG Watson‘s Choice will work for me too! 👍😅 2mo
batsy @AmyG Thanks for the reminder! I'll also be reading Watson's Choice 😁 2mo
Librariana @CBee 💜 2mo
CatLass007 I wanted to listen to an audiobook that‘s not part of a buddy read. I‘ll listen to Maximum Ride: School‘s Out Forever. Maximum Ride (Max for short) is the name of the main character. The book is by James Patterson and there‘s no co-author. (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB Thanks! I‘ll be reading 2mo
jenniferw88 Looks like it might be Mrs Dalloway for me 😱 unless Midnight is the name of the character in 2mo
youneverarrived Ohh I have this waiting at the library so I‘ll be reading 2mo
candc320 I think it‘ll be this one for me! (edited) 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 sounds great! 2mo
CBee @BarbaraBB that one is on my TBR! 2mo
CBee @jenniferw88 I have no idea 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 I‘m good with whatever you pick! 2mo
CBee @youneverarrived awesome 👏🏻 2mo
CBee @candc320 I‘ve heard good things about that one! 2mo
AmyG And add my Bookspin….Meredith, Alone. 🤣 2mo
CBee @AmyG I enjoyed that one! Hard to read at times but really good 👍🏻 2mo
julieclair Like @batsy , @AmyG and @Ruthiella , I will also be reading Lady Chatterley‘s Lover and Watson‘s Choice. I‘ll also be reading Charlotte‘s Web, although I‘m not sure that counts, as Charlotte is a spider‘s name, not a person‘s! 🕷️🕸️😆 2mo
AmyG @julieclair It counts!!! 2mo
Meshell1313 Ooh perfect! I‘ve had this on my TBR shelf forever! 2mo
CBee @julieclair Charlotte most definitely counts 💚💚 2mo
CBee @Meshell1313 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
CatLass007 @julieclair Charlotte is a person‘s name and she most definitely is a person in this book. She is not a Homo sapiens in the book but I‘ll fight anyone who says that she is not a person. 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 I agree 100% 💚💚💚 2mo
julieclair @CatLass007 I agree! @CBee @AmyG I‘ll count her! 🕷️🕸️👍 2mo
CatLass007 Dang! One of my Libby library holds came in. It would have been perfect for this prompt. I wasn‘t sure I could get to it this month so I let it go to the next person and I just get bumped back behind them. Oh, well. 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 oh no! But you still have that other option right? The Patterson? 2mo
CatLass007 Oh, yes. That I own. 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 okay! Or maybe that Libby hold will pop back up - you‘ve got the whole month 😊💚 2mo
CatLass007 Right. I just yielded my place to one person. It should pop back up in two weeks. 2mo
CBee @CatLass007 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
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Finally doing this after having been faithfully tagged by @The_Penniless_Author a million times 😂 My favorite book of July, hands down, was the tagged. I read it not really knowing what to expect, but was super intrigued by the concept of a death doula (former hospice nurse here). If didn‘t disappoint! Beautiful book 💚 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Reading! 2mo
The_Penniless_Author I'm nothing if not persistent 😂 2mo
CBee @The_Penniless_Author I don‘t mind a bit 😊 2mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I swear, some of these have been on my list since January 😂😂 But I am managing about 5-7 books from my list each time, so I‘m happy 😊 #bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

Megabooks So many great ones! 2mo
Littlewolf1 I absolutely love the City of Brass. When you do get a chance to read it, I would love to hear your thoughts. 2mo
CBee @Littlewolf1 I‘ll let you know 💚 2mo
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willaful Some of mine have been on for over a year! I need to move them around on the board or something. 😁 2mo
CBee @willaful I don‘t even bother with the board anymore 😂😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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This was a bit ramble-y and drawn out at times, BUT I really liked it. I appreciated how the book brought more attention to crimes committed against women - how so many remain unsolved or not even investigated, how so many victims never get justice. I‘ll admit I wanted the ending to turn out differently (who wouldn‘t?), but admire how it wasn‘t really “resolved.”

Branwen I absolutely LOVED this book! 😍 2mo
CBee @Branwen it was pretty great 😊💚 2mo
AmyK1 I just finished this and completely agree! 2mo
CBee @AmyK1 how cool we were reading it at the same time! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
AmyK1 @CBee 😁❤️ 2mo
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This took me down a mini rabbit hole 😂😳 I came across this word in my current read, looked it up, and it doesn‘t mean a creature in Ghostbusters 😂😂
Soooo many pictures of bodybuilders 😂😳

vivastory Lol. Now I'm picturing Fabio in a Ghostbusters outfit 2mo
CBee @vivastory OMG 😂😂😂😂😂😂 And now I am too 😂😂😂 2mo
dabbe @CBee You can't unsee that one! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Megabooks I always think of ectomorph as that skinny guy in high school who wore XL shirts as if they‘d make look bigger. 🤔 2mo
CBee @Megabooks oh you‘re right! Except that only made them look smaller 🤭 2mo
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Amy, my sweet friend 💚💚 I couldn‘t resist opening before my birthday (I never can)! Thank you so much, I‘m so excited to read this. @AmyG

AmyG You liked Yellowface, so…. This one is very different but very good. Happy early Birthday! 2mo
CBee @AmyG oh gosh yes, Yellowface was amazing! I‘ve definitely been wanting to read this one too - I‘ll let you know what I think! 😊 2mo
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I didn‘t expect to love this, but Gods (if you know, you know), I LOVED IT. Super amazing characters, a really well done enemies to lovers story, zombies…. And I very much want a talking owl as my mailman 🦉😂

vivastory LOL 2mo
BarbaraBB Great review, although I hardly understand what you‘re talking about 😂 2mo
Laughterhp I loved this book!! 2mo
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CBee @BarbaraBB you‘d definitely have to read it to understand - it‘s an odd one! 😂😂 2mo
CBee @Laughterhp it was just so good! 2mo
Bookzombie I loved this one too! 2mo
CBee @Bookzombie 💚💚💚 2mo
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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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**CLAIMED** Friends! I ordered this from Thriftbooks and it came today. I had NO IDEA it was such a chunkster, and I just don‘t have time for a chunkster right now. If anyone wants it, I‘ll mail it to you! First come, first serve 😊

mcipher Oooh I want this! 2mo
CBee @mcipher cool! Email me at cydneybean@gmail.com with your address 😊 2mo
mcipher Awesome! Emailed you! 2mo
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Tamra Definitely a doorstop! 2mo
CBee @Tamra HUGE!! 2mo
CBee @mcipher hope this got to you okay! I completely forgot to track it 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
mcipher @CBee OMG I forgot to tell you it arrived safely and thank you!!! 1mo
CBee @mcipher that‘s okay! Glad it made it 😊😊 1mo
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Today, class, we will learn about weird phobias! This word is a mouthful 😂 Here‘s an article - please read and send a 500 word report back to me by the end of school today 😂😁 Enjoy!

robinb 😆😆😆 Good grief! Now I‘m worried about pronouncing it… 😳 (edited) 2mo
CBee @robinb it‘s not an easy one 😂😂 2mo
AmyG Who the hell makes up these words? 😂 2mo
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CBee @AmyG ha! People who have a lot of extra time on their hands! 😂😂😂 2mo
peanutnine @robinb I'm with you! I now have an abnormal fear of failing at pronunciation 😂 2mo
dabbe Too bad it's not spelled “crap“orrhaphiophobia because then the prefix would help me remember what the word means! 🤣🤩🤗 2mo
robinb @peanutnine 👍👍🫢🤣 2mo
robinb Anyone noticed that there seems to be a phobia for EVERYTHING??! Good grief. 🙄 2mo
Deblovestoread Life would be a whole lot easier if they would make the word link to the thing “failaphobia”…I can make up words too 😂 2mo
Deblovestoread Oh, and my dog ate my report. 🐾📚📑 2mo
CBee @dabbe 😂😂😂😂 2mo
CBee @robinb there‘s a legit phobia for this - a fear of having a phobia! It‘s in the article I posted 😂😳 2mo
CBee @Deblovestoread okay, I‘ll give you a pass for now 😂😂 2mo
Amiable When I was in 5th grade our teacher would issue spelling challenges—if we challenged her to spell a word and she couldn‘t, we won an ice cream bar. I searched the dictionary and challenged her with “triskaidekaphobia” (fear of the number 13). Needless to say, I had ice cream that day. 😀 (edited) 2mo
CBee @Amiable oh snap, that is AWESOME. Well done 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂 2mo
AmyG Hey, a package is coming your way…for your bday. Open early or save! 😘 2mo
CBee @AmyG awwwww friend, you‘re too sweet! Thank you 💚 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@swishandflick I saw this on Etsy and thought of you 😂😂😂😂

Suet624 😂 😂 😂 3mo
CBee @Suet624 I have a sticker on one of my kitchen cabinets - it‘s the same design but Jesus is saying “I saw that!”😂😂😂 3mo
Suet624 😳 3mo
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vivastory 😂😂 3mo
vivastory Desperately restrains comment about bible and shifter romance 🤐 3mo
CBee @Suet624 you know, since I‘m engaging in all sorts of debauchery over here 😂😂😂 3mo
CBee @vivastory oh noooo you have to spill! Like shape shifter?? 😳🫣 3mo
swishandflick Bahahahaha! 3mo
vivastory Now that I think about it, what I had in mind is more paranormal romance than shifter romance 🙃 3mo
batsy 😆 3mo
CBee @vivastory ohhhhh okay 🫣 3mo
RaeLovesToRead I need dis 3mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead it‘s on Etsy! 3mo
BethM This is amazing 3mo
dabbe Best. Bookmark. Ever. 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Totally ordered 😋 3mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead happy to help add to your bookish tchotchke collection 😂😊💚 2mo
willaful When I used to be on paperbackswap, I was always amused by the frequent correlation between Christianity themed books and super steamy romance on people's bookshelves. 😁 2mo
CBee @willaful that doesn‘t surprise me one bit 😂😂 2mo
Chelsea.Poole 😆 2mo
Zoes_Human Thanks for sharing your bookmark. I have a friend it‘s perfect for so I ordered one for her! 2mo
CBee @Zoes_Human it‘s not mine but I should totally order one 😂😂 Hope your friend likes it!! 2mo
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