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Djspens

Joined January 2018

Empty-nester and Gramma who has rediscovered her love of reading and buying books! #bookhoarder
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The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
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Grandma's Gift | Eric Velasquez
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"Gramma, I'm gonna go in your library and read a book!" #myworkhereisdone #micdrop Sullivan, you're the best!!! ???

Crazeedi So precious, 👍❤ 4d
Macker11 Love that they are low and accessible ! 4d
SamanthaMarie Love this ♡ 4d
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The Bird Eater | Ania Ahlborn
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My favorite author in my favorite reading spot! #sullyssaloon #grandkidsaresleeping

Crazeedi What a great reading spot!❣ 5d
marleed Oh so cool! 5d
Gina What a lovely space to read in 5d
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Little Hiawatha | Walt Disney Productions
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My grandson got out MY old record player and read-along books. Brings back some oooold memories. Lol he keeps calling the record a “cd”

aprilpohren Oh my goodness, the memories!! I LOVED my record player like this as a kid and read along books! It really shot my love of reading to skies the limit! 6d
rretzler I used to love read along books/records too. I still have a couple of the records, but the books are long gone! I have a bunch of Disneyland ones. (edited) 6d
Texreader Oh the memories!!! 6d
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, that is so cool. I never had that as a kid!! That would‘ve been perfect!! So glad you kept it! 6d
Freespirit Yes I remember the record was in a sleeve at the back of the book.😊 6d
brit91 Awwww💖 5d
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Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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How I read at work... #sneaky #audiobook This is a great book to listen to. The readers are awesome! And nobody knows..... I just use one earbud, but it helps that I'm married to the boss so can't get fired 🤷‍♀️ believe me, I've tried lol edit- this book is incredible and I recommend the audiobook! Now to watch the movie to see if it matches the one playing in my head as I read it. I'll be thinking about this one for awhile 😓 a definite 👍👍

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Picked up a couple fun "little" books ? for my #grammaslibrary ! #pivot #friends #michelleobamawisdom

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I did a new paint job on this old cabinet and thought I'd dig out my kids' old books that I had in storage. I had more books saved than I thought, it's full already!

Cinfhen Looks great 👍 1w
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Sold on a Monday: A Novel | Kristina Mcmorris
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#multitasking Cleaning the pool, listening to tagged book and enjoying some wine. Yes, I like to buy the book I'm listening to 🥰🤷‍♀️

Lauram I tend to buy books and then check out the ebooks from the library so I completely understand 2w
Angeles I also buy the books I loved in audio. Totally understand! Doesn't everyone else do it? 2w
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Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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Was gifted this book today by a good friend. It looks like an interesting read and a movie to definitely watch. Have you read it?

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Book is incredible. So is the movie!! 3w
BarbaraBB Yes, recently. I hope you‘ll like it as much as I did! 2w
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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There are so many good reviews of this book, I don't get it. I did not like this book at all!! Very simplistic and seriously, how many bad inopportune things can happen at one rest area!? Dumb dumb dumb...

Ashley_Nicoletto I also didn‘t like it. So over the top and gruesome. 3w
Christine89 I agree. I hated this one. Plus, that is not how nail guns work (I have watched HGTV). 3w
Djspens @Christine89 😂😂😂 3w
Aswenson I actually liked this one, but that review and these comments are too true. 😂 3w
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Taking a little break from The most Fun We've Ever Had to read something that's hopefully a little quicker to read. I'm ready to be entertained and hopefully spooked 👻😱 #pooltime

Djspens It's not scary and is a pretty slow story but I should finish it today so I'll give it a so-so 4w
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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Book Club is a great excuse to get together to chat with girlfriends. The boys are automatically scared off by the mention of books. Yay for us! #lovemygirlfriends

rather_be_reading that wine 😍 4w
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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I love #bookmail and this sounds like a good one! Thanks @WilliamMorrowBooks for the #ARC @HarperCollins #kassandramontag

WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy!! 1mo
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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Not quite halfway through but thoroughly enjoying this debit novel. I expect Claire Lombardo will be a name we all know soon!!

TheNerdyProfessor This is on my TBR also! A bit long so I keep putting it off.. 1mo
Djspens @TheNerdyProfessor I just went to a reading of hers in Iowa City and she got me excited to read it. Yes it's long, but so far its going fast! 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh exciting... I got this one recently, it‘s long so I‘m waiting for a clear run at it 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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This week's haul from Better World Books! So many books, so little time....

SW-T Nice haul! Cute pillow. I say just one more chapter a lot 🤣 1mo
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The Shetland pony | L. Frank Bedell
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My dad recently visited the Quaker school that his mother attended and we got to talking about the book that his grandfather had written about the Quaker heritage. I found it online at a Quaker bookstore in Maine and it arrived today! I hope that someday my grandkids will be interested in reading about their great great great grandfather and their Quaker heritage. He also wrote the tagged book. #whittier #quaker #heritage #familyhistory #bedell

Crazeedi How awesome is this! So cool! 1mo
Djspens @Crazeedi Thanks! I think so! 1mo
Djspens The tagged book is another book he wrote. Quaker Heritage wasn't in Litsy's database (not surprised) 😂 1mo
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JamieArc Cool! (I‘m a Quaker) 😁 1mo
Djspens @JamieArc nice to meet you 😁 1mo
rather_be_reading wow!! 😍 3w
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Purplicious | Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann
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I think I ordered about 15 books last week, now for the fun of having them arrive!!! Some for me, some for the grandkids...

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My favorite reading spot! I'm glad to finally be done with this book. I didn't hate it and it was an interesting take from the mother'a side. For me, it just drug on too long. I wanted to get to that last written letter to see what happened that day. A lot of emotions ....

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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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I enjoyed the reading at @prairielightsbooks with Iowa Writer's Workshop alumnus @claire_lombardo. I can't wait to read her debut novel #themostfunweeverhad #gohawks #iowawritersworkshop #iowaauthor #leftiesrule #happyreading And then drinks and dinner with a good friend afterwards!

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Out of Hitler's Reach-96 | Michael Luick-Thrams
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My dad visited Scattergood school yesterday and this author just happened to be speaking there. He stopped because his mother, my grandma, went to school there back in the 1920s. I'm fascinated by WW2 history and had no idea this school existed, and only an hour from me. It's still functioning as a Quaker school to this day.

LibrarianJen I love learning about things like this too! It really humanizes the war. 2mo
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The Hidden Things | Jamie Mason
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I was just whining 😂 to coworker @kim_brooks_iowa that I haven't received any #bookmail for awhile! I went to the post office and this #ARC was waiting for me! Thanks @simonbooks for this one! #jamiemason #thehiddenthings #freebooks #bookstagram #litsy @goodreads #goodreadsgiveawaywinner

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Sonder loves Dr. Seuss 💗nothing better than reading to a baby on your lap. #glammagramma #ilovemygrandkids #babiesnbooks #drseuss #youarekind

Robothugs 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
jillannjohn ❤️ 2mo
BookwormM Gorgeous 2mo
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Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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It's been a couple of weeks since I've had a book delivery! Yay for book mail 😁 I'm excited to delve into this book from a local author. She'll be at Prairie Lights in a couple of weeks, I better start reading!! @claire_lombardo #iowawritersworkshop #bookstagram @prairielightsbooks

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My favorite place to read, along with one of my favorite readers 🥰 I'm just starting this book and Macey is reading The Underground Railroad.

BiblioLitten I hope you enjoy your read! 2mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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A phrase I've never said before - I wish this was a longer flight- I just want to finish this book!!! And done! Loved it!!

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Only on chapter 6 but I'm enjoying this book! I'm enjoying a little quiet on the back porch of our Denver airBnB #girlstrip #verity #denver

LibrarianJen What a lovely porch! 2mo
Djspens @LibrarianJen I think so too! I Want to take that brick wall home with me 😂 2mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Ok this is my next read. There's been so much hype about this book, I hope I'm not disappointed.... We'll see.....

JoScho I loved it! 2mo
LapReader Love those boards. 2mo
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If You See Her | Ania Ahlborn
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I love her books! Sad and disturbing is about all I can say.....

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Babysitters Club | Ann M. Martin
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It's been five days since I picked up a book that doesn't include pictures of dinosaurs or princesses (see previous post). Mom and dad should be home soon and baby is snoozing. Being Gramma is definitely the best gig in the world!! I love these kiddos and am going to miss them like crazy when I go home tomorrow💗💗💗 luckily they don't live too terribly far away! #dogsoflitsy #glammagramma #ilovemygrandkids

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I have my granddaughters for 5 days while mom and dad enjoy some much needed time to themselves. I took them to the library for crafts, books and learning. I love my girls 💗💗💗💗

BookwormM What little cuties 💕💕 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
CarolynM 😍 They're gorgeous! 2mo
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The O'Donnells | Peggy Sullivan
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So my Better World Books order arrived today. Occasionally a book is substituted, but they're so inexpensive that I can't really complain. I received an old copy of The O'Donnells today, published in 1956 and is from the Washington State Teachers College library. I think it's pretty cool!! I may even read it!

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If You See Her | Ania Ahlborn
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This one arrived today!! I'm working my way through all of her books. This is her newest one, just released!

vivastory I wasn't aware she had a new one out. I'll definitely be checking this out! 3mo
Djspens @vivastory 🙌🏼 it just came out! 3mo
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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn
1. Anything chocolate
2. Footloose always makes me happy!
3. Anything dark and disturbing. My book club friends think I'm weird ?‍♀️
4. Buying shoes, they always fit!
5. Looks like a quiet weekend ahead to have some "me" time!
?? @Readerbuzz Happy Thursday!

wanderinglynn I love Footloose! 🙌🏻 Thanks for playing! 💜 3mo
BiblioLitten Dark and disturbing... have you read 3mo
Djspens @BiblioLitten not yet! But it's now on my TBR list! Thanks for the recommendation. 3mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Yay! Look what came today! I hope it's as good as all the hype!! #verity #colleenhoover #bookhype

JoScho Oh it is!!! 3mo
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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A perfect night for reading at my outside bar.... My volunteer fireman husband got called away for a fire, granddaughter is asleep while her parents are on a date..:: ahhhhhhhh just me and the dog and a cold IPA!!!

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In the Woods | Tana French
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Better grab some deck reading time while the weather allows! #dogsoflitsy #tanafrench #inthewoods

Erofan 🐶❤ 3mo
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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I just finished reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. WWII through the eyes of a Lithuania teen sent to Siberian labor camps for 12 years. I cannot wrap my head around all that they endured, knowing that this is a true part of history. Crazy and sad....

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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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Next up! It's 1941 and the family is awoken by Soviet secret police. They're put in cattle cars and shipped from Lithuania to Siberia. This is the story of Lina fighting for her life and those around her.

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I really enjoyed this book, from beginning to end! Never judge someone by their many marriages, you never know what's being hidden! This book will stick with me for a few days...

Lovesbooks87 Still think about Evelyn and I read it two years ago!!! 💚💚💚💚 3mo
Djspens @Lovesbooks87 I just keep thinking "What if she hadn't shared her story? It would've been gone forever!" Lol yes, I know this is fictional ? ?? 3mo
marleed Evelyn - I just can‘t quit her :) 3mo
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The Boy in the Black Suit | Jason Reynolds
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Jason Reynolds tells such a good story about a boy dealing with grief. I enjoyed this audiobook.

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Just started this yesterday, I'm halfway through and loving it so far!! #green #thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo #taylorjenkinsreid #bookphotography

Lovesbooks87 Evelyn! 💚💚💚💚💚 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Fantastic book! 3mo
marleed Love me some Evelyn!! 3mo
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A warm and humid night spent reading on the deck. It's about damn time!! Sounds like rain for the next week🙄 Just getting started with this book but so far, so good! #taylorjenkinsreid #dogsoflitsy #deckreading #green

Skeebies05 I‘m so tired of rain, too!! 3mo
marleed Any night with Evelyn - and a dog - is a good night. 3mo
marleed Evelyn is awesome! 3mo
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The Welcoming | Nora Roberts

Welcome @theanxiousbooklover you're gonna love it here! 🤓📚#welcometolitsy #litsyfriends

cobwebmoth @theanxiousbooklover Welcome to Litsy! 3mo
Birdsong28 Welcome @theanxiousbooklover 🎉🎊📚📖 3mo
theanxiousbooklover Aww thanks guys xx 3mo
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Sock | Penn Jillette
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My coworker picked these up for me today, thought they were fitting for me! #lovemysocks #fuckoffimreading #sorrytooffend

Caroline2 I have these socks too! 😆 I love em!! 3mo
Mitch Love those! 3mo
Marilyncjackson I love the socks, and I have the same mouse pad as you 😆 where do you guys find the cute socks? 3mo
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Robothugs Hahaha I need these socks! 3mo
Djspens @Marilyncjackson at a cute little boutique in Monticello, IA, called Shine on. Lol I've had this mouse pad forever and was looking at different ones this morning but decided to keep it, it's too cute 🌸💐🌺🌷 3mo
Marilyncjackson @Djspens lol I vote to keep it. Mine always makes me happy and it‘s so pretty with the flowers 💐 3mo
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@wanderinglynn #bookfitnessgoal
1. 8 books to read
2. 10 pounds to lose
3. Get my butt moving again (workout classes, bike trails, walking, etc)
And go!

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
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Good Girls Don't Get Fat | Robyn Silverman
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@wanderinglynn yes I'm at my yearly exam, waiting for the doctor, signing up for #bookfitnesschallenge #scalessuck

wanderinglynn Scales do suck. And they kind of lie. Don‘t let it get you down! Welcome aboard! 🙌🏻 4mo
Kappadeemom That picture made me shudder 😃 4mo
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Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn
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Lol my day... Babysitting my granddaughter, enjoying a cold one, deck painting projects and some reading on this beautiful day! #perfection

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Curious George Discovers the Senses | H. A. Rey, Adah Nuchi
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Sharing my favorite reading spot with my favorite baby girl, Logan Jae. #ilovemygrandkids #sullyssaloon #readingbabies #grammaslibrary

saresmoore Oh my what a precious little squish! 😍 3mo
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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Listened to this in under 2 hours yesterday. First, let me say the author has a mesmerizing voice, I could listen to him all day! This is a short listen about a boy in the hood wanting to bestow revenge on his brother‘s killer, but then he encounters some interesting characters on his elevator ride down... an interesting listen! #longwaydown #jasonreynolds #smoothvoice

EmilyM On of my favorite YA books! 4mo
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Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn
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1. The pics on the left are of my son and his gf's daughter, they have the sweetest bond
2. I'm about 1/2 through the tagged book. I can't wait to see how the second half goes
3. Today my youngest gets inducted into an honors program, and then we're going shopping for her grad dress. Tonight I get to pick up the cutie in the pic on the right (that's her daddy in the other pics) and snuggle her all wknd
4. A sunny day
5. Whatever my daughter wants

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Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn
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Somebody is making it very hard to read.... And I'm enjoying this book, almost halfway through it...#dogsoflitsy #aniaahlborn

VanChocStrawberry Adorable!!!! 4mo
Karkar Too cute!!!! 4mo
Reecaspieces Awe.... 4mo
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Crazeedi So sweet!! 4mo
tammysue Cute! 4mo
JoScho But oh so adorable! 4mo
TheSpineView That is the I need to you quit reading and pay attention to me poise! 🤣 super cute! 💜🐾 4mo
BookwormM What a sweetheart 4mo
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