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daena

daena

Joined May 2016

coffee, books, comics, music, beer, wine, tattoos, art, yarn, hiking, oceans, dogs. MLIS/Archives student. Momma. Ravenclaw. 👩‍🎤🦄 🖤
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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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About to begin the 4th story in this book. I have to say this collection really showcases King as a story teller. Each section is phenomenal. A true testament to the master of his craft. #losersclub #constantreader

erank58 This one was my favorite of the 4--enjoy 😊 4w
Bklover This is such a great collection! 4w
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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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Living my best life this Saturday morning 🌞☕️

Josiedlove Looks peaceful 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘ve been holding this book in anticipation for months! I decided to save it as a gift to myself once I finished the semester. From the sound of everyone‘s reviews, it will not disappoint. So excited to finally start this!!!

Hooked_on_books What a fun bookmark! 1mo
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And just like that, the laptop is closed...I‘ve submitted my final grad school paper. #mlis #archives #gradschool

emtobiasz Congrats! 🎉 1mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎊🎊 1mo
monalyisha Woop woop! And I‘m just starting. 😅 Congratulations! 🎉 1mo
Schnoebs Congrats! I still have a few more weeks myself 1mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 1mo
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Put the books down to rock last night 🤘KISS!!!

DivineDiana What fun! 2mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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Giving myself a few hours this morning until I kick it into high gear. 3 weeks until my final project/paper is due...4 weeks until graduation!!!! #mlis #archives #gradschool

Karisa Congratulations! I just finished my Master's a few weeks ago. So much hardwork and dedication required. The end is in sight for you! 😀👍 2mo
daena Thank you @Karisa. I see the finish line. I‘ll high five you when I get there! Congrats on finishing! 2mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Just finished reading this for #bbbbc and I am blown away. What a book! It is more than a brilliant science fiction novel, but also a beautiful love story. It makes you think deeply about the choices you‘ve made. All you have done up until the point you are in your life now. Of how one decision can alter so much And if we should allow ourselves to get caught up in the what if‘s. Phenomenal story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Yeah, I found this surprisingly romantic, and my heart broke every time the wife not specific to his universe died. When she gets shot...😮😢. 2mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Catching up on #botmbuddyread this morning and ignoring the fact that I need to work on my final paper. Dobby is doing a great job of supporting this decision. #mlis #archives #gradschool #pitbullsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #dobby

hermyknee 😍😍😍 2mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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#botm you did good this month. Literally wanted each selection but narrowed down to these 3.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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My motivation for finishing my paper. I can finally read...until the next deadline. And damn is this book good! #botmbuddyread #gradschool #archives #mlis

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This book is already all kinds of craziness and I am loving it. #botmbuddyread

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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Joined my local independent bookstore‘s Signed First Editions Book Club and this is January‘s selection. So far one story in and I am hooked.

Pruzy I thought the first story was the most traumatizing! 3mo
daena @Pruzy so far it is! 3mo
Pruzy @daena Which one are you at now? 3mo
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I was in a major reading rut these past few weeks. New semester/last semester started, internship began, kids got the winter colds. This book has totally taken me out of the rut and I can‘t put it down! #lifeafterlife #buddyread #LAL2019

Pruzy Glad to hear it! That‘s what buddy reads are for, extra motivation! 👍 4mo
daena Thank you for organizing @Pruzy 4mo
daena Yes @Pruzy , big shoutout to @Ingerella as well!! 4mo
Ingerella So glad you are enjoying the book! 4mo
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Not too shabby for a mom of 4 in grad school. This year I intend to focus on making a dent in my endless tbr owned books, through way too many challenges that I‘ve signed up for. 🖤

Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Samplergal Wow! That‘s GREAT! I didn‘t read anything except professional books and children‘s books when my kids were young. Sleep is what I wanted. Good for you! 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Mom of 4 and grad student...you go!! 🎉🙌🏻😊 5mo
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GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
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The End We Start From | Megan Hunter
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A few last minute short reads in an attempt to finish off my #LitsyAtoZ 2108 challenge.

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Thank you so much @Alfrazier21 !!! I cannot wait to read, this is my most wanted book of the season! And chocolate truffles....perfection! Happy Holidays! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting! #jolabokaflodswap

Alfrazier21 So glad you like everything! Not gonna lie, I added this book to my #TBR after checking your copy out. Happy Reading! 🎄🎉😊 5mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Dobby is ready for Santa 🎅. #pitbullsoflitsy #dobby #dogsoflitsy

Tamra I hope Santa brings Doby something tasty! 5mo
AmyG Awwww Dobby ❤️ 5mo
JoScho Dobby is adorable! 5mo
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Aimeesue I love Pibble Christmas! Look at those Yoda ears! ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 5mo
daena @Tamra you know it! He‘s got his own stocking. 5mo
daena @AmyG @JoScho he‘s my baby boy❤️. Thanks. 5mo
daena @Aimeesue he was almost named Yoda 5mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 5mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Started this as a read along with my girls this evening. It is something I have wanted to do for years now. I figured 3 out of the 4 were old enough to grasp the story, which they did at 15 pages in! I also promised we‘d watch the muppet version when we were done. 🐸❤️🐷

CoffeeNBooks I just read this recently for the first time- it was really good! 5mo
daena @CoffeeNBooks it‘s my first time reading it! While I‘ve read other Dickens, I somehow never got around to this one. 5mo
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What do I love as much as books...ART (and music of course). Very excited, as I am about to experience Kusama‘s Infinity Mirrors exhibit tonight!

Soubhiville That‘s awesome. Enjoy! 5mo
JoScho It is amazing! I just did a lesson with my kids at school with her pumpkins! 5mo
DivineDiana I loved the exhibit! ❤️ 5mo
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daena @Soubhiville it was awesome, thanks! (edited) 5mo
daena @JoScho that is really cool, the pumpkins are one of my favorite 5mo
daena @DivineDiana me too! 5mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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#jolabokaflodswap is on its way out!

MaleficentBookDragon 💚🎁❤📚 🍫 5mo
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Finals are officially over! I managed a 3.9 this semester and I am thrilled. It was an absolutely brutal semester filled with unexpected family emergencies and material that had me scratching my head quite a bit (Digital Curation?!) But alas it is over and I am now left with my internship and a seminar, then graduation in May! For now I am going to enjoy quiet time with poetry, catch up on Jemisin and coffee! #mlis #archives #gradschool

saguarosally I can‘t wait to get back to grad school. 5mo
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 Good for you!! 5mo
daena Get it @saguarosally ! It took me over 12 years to get back, never too late! 5mo
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daena Thank you so much, @Tamra ! 5mo
saguarosally @daena I am going to pay off my undergrad loans first. If I started right now, I‘d probably get to starting 18-20 years after finishing my undergrad degree. 5mo
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
daena Sounds like a plan @saguarosally 5mo
daena Thanks, @AmyG 5mo
coffeenebula Yessss, you‘ve got this and richly deserve a break now! 🦄 5mo
daena @coffeenebula thank you 🦄 5mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Absolutely brilliant.

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Fantastic! Murderbot lived up to all the hype. Really looking forward to continuing with the series. #scififantasybookclub #bbbbookclub #bbbbc

Schnoebs I‘m hoping to pick up my copy today 😍 6mo
daena @Schnoebs awesome. 6mo
InLibrisVeritas I just love it when the hype proves to be real! I am glad you enjoyed it! I plan to start my reread soon 5mo
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daena Awesome @InLibrisVeritas , glad you had this one for our group read. 5mo
coffeenebula Woot! Welcome to Club Murderbot! 🤖🖤 5mo
daena @coffeenebula 🖤🤖🖤 5mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Well into book 3 and I still have so many questions that need answers. I am amazed that with almost 1,000 pages read part of me still doesn‘t want it to end. #losersclub #constantreader

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 6mo
Eyelit Love your 💅 6mo
daena It‘s incredible @TrishB 6mo
daena Thanks @Eyelit 6mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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I am still reading this! I have come to have an appreciation for taking my time with this story. Alternating back and forth between physical copy and audible. I am now well into book 2, almost halfway through and I can now start to truly understand the passion readers have for this book. #losersclub #constantreader

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Pastoralia | George Saunders
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Birthday book shopping! Half used/half new. Two of the books are of publishers I collect: nyrb & the coveted Virago Modern Classics “green spines”. Needles to say it was a most excellent haul...Now off to finish the last week and a half of this semester so I can properly enjoy these books! #gradschool #archives #mlis #nyrb #viragomodernclassics

LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 6mo
daena Thank you @LeahBergen ! 6mo
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Firestarter | Stephen King
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Enjoyed this one on audiobook for the #losersclub Now to go watch the movie and over analyze the similarities and differences.

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The Dead Zone | Stephen King
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Really enjoyed this #losersclub selection. Johnny is a character I rooted for. I went for audio with this one and Franco did a fantastic job! Now to continue finishing The Stand!

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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When there are a million things to do between school and kids, but you need a bit of self care. This translates into a book that is not grad school related and treating myself to breakfast alfresco. #mlis #archives #gradschool #scififantasybookclub #bbbbookclub #bbbbc

Schnoebs Self care for the win 🙌 8mo
daena @Schnoebs 💚 8mo
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Grad school this semester has left me with zero reading time...well reading that isn‘t school related. I am squirreling these picks away for December, because they were too good to pass up. #botm #gradschool #mlis #archives

felinesandfiction I'm in grad school too. I maybe manage like ten pages/night before bed and it is slowly killing me. 8mo
daena @felinesandfiction it‘s both wonderful to be in school and brutal all wrapped up 8mo
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Supergirl: Being Super | Mariko Tamaki
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Fantastic comic for those who are comic fans and anyone interested in dipping in. I will literally pick up anything with Mariko Tamaki‘s name on it at this point.

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Spell on Wheels | Kate Leth
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Carline read. So good!

RebelGrrrl I adore this book so much. Characters, story, it is made of win. Also I adore Kate Leth. 10mo
daena @RebelGrrrl I loved it too. Now I need more! 10mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Super bummed to not be able to participate in the readathon this weekend, but final papers wait for no one. 5000 words, midnight tonight and then it‘s party time reading for about a month until Fall semester begins. Let‘s do this! #mlis #gradschool #archives

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The Stand | Stephen King
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Let‘s do this 🤘🖤 #losersclub #constantreader

LauraJ I‘m in!!!! 10mo
daena Woohoo @LauraJ 10mo
Slajaunie I‘m currently listening to this one. 10mo
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daena @Slajaunie awesome 10mo
coffeenebula I love this book so hard; my King favorite, along with The Talisman. 10mo
daena @coffeenebula I am really into it so far! 10mo
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Broken Girls | Simone St James

I know I am supposed to be writing a 5000 word research paper, but I just need a few more pages first! #botmbuddyread #gradschool #mlis

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Pitbulls who are clingy love machines make for wonderful places to rest your books. Not pictured is my cup of cooled coffee resting on his rear. #botm #botmbuddyread #pitbullsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #dobby

Zelma 😂👏👍 10mo
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These three new books have #blameitonlitsy written all over them. Love this community ❤️

Lovesbooks87 Really want to read The Cabin at the End of the World! It sounds so good! 11mo
Schnoebs I love the saga of the swamp thing! Volume 3 is currently on my tbr 11mo
daena @Lovesbooks87 I know right! 11mo
daena @Schnoebs glad to hear you loved it! 11mo
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Night Shift | Stephen King
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Really enjoyed the first of King‘s short story collections. I especially enjoyed Jerusalem‘s Lot and One for the Road, that took us back to the world of ‘Salem‘s Lot. I am the Doorway, Gray Matter, The Boogeyman, Children of the Corn and Sometimes They Come Back are my favorites. Night Surf left me excited for The Stand. #losersclub #constantreader

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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Looking forward to starting The Lawnmower Man (with Children of the Corn only a few away). I‘ve got a little over 100 pages left...which means it‘s almost The Stand time! #losersclub #constantreader

Karkar Oh this story was messed up! 🤓 11mo
daena @Karkar I just finished it, yes it was! 11mo
LauraJ I just finished Children of the Corn, then watched the movie. Soooo 80‘s 11mo
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daena @LauraJ that is my exact plan! 11mo
LauraJ Maximum Overdrive is streaming on Hulu. And I just discovered that there‘s a director‘s cut of Lawnmower Man. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
daena @LauraJ well I guess I‘ll be watching those two as well! I have been watching each film after each book we finish with the #losersclub 11mo
LauraJ @daena Maximum Overdrive is actually not bad. And the soundtrack is AC/DC 😈 11mo
daena @LauraJ say no more. AC/DC, I‘m all in 🤘 11mo
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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Today‘s Book haul was most excellent. I also scored a first issue of Led Zeppelin‘s 4th album on vinyl. Records are my other favorite things to search for, along with comics. 🎧🤘📚

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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Dobby and I are now 4 stories in. Really enjoying this collection and how different each story is. Jerusalem‘s Lot is my favorite so far. #losersclub #constantreader #pitbullsoflitsy #dobby #dogsoflitsy

Blair_Reads This is my favorite of his story collections 😊 11mo
SexyCajun I really struggled thru this one 🤷🏼‍♀️☹️ 11mo
daena I am really liking it @Blair_Reads 11mo
daena Oh no! @SexyCajun 11mo
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Night Shift | Stephen King
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Curse you summer class...all I want to do is read King. #mlis #gradschool #losersclub

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The Shining | Stephen King
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Along with my book haul, I found these guys hiding in that clearance pile! #losersclub

Karkar Oh I did not know Salem‘s lot was a movie.... going to go find that now! 11mo
daena @Karkar there is actually more than 1! There is a Rob Lowe version as well. 11mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Yesterday‘s book haul! I was not expecting to find CreepShow, but couldn‘t resist purchasing a #losersclub book.

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The Shining | Stephen King
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Enjoying a late breakfast and the fact that I don‘t have to motivate 4 children out of the house on time to school this morning. #losersclub

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The Eyes of the Dragon | Stephen King
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Scored two more for the #losersclub 🐺🐲🖤

Eugeniavb I have those two exact editions 12mo
daena @Eugeniavb I love the illustrations in cycle! 12mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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Here‘s to hoping I don‘t completely scare the crap out of myself before bedtime 😱☠️ #losersclub

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Untitled | Unknown
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My sonny boy Dobby sends love and comfort to you Erika 💗🐶

Emiller 🐶💜🐶💜 12mo
ladym30 Such a beautiful face!! 12mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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Prepping my TBR for the upcoming weeks. #losersclub #botm #botmbuddyread #litsybuddyread

ChasingOm PORG! 😍 12mo
KirstieE Porg porg porg 😍😍 12mo
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Attempting to read with a 90 plus pound pitbull in my lap...at least he holds the page for me. On another note, I am enjoying the book thus far. It really pulls you in right from the start. #pitbullsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #dobby