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ekgbow

Joined September 2016

“Yes, I'm a reader. Kill me.“ - Aza Ray, Magonia // GoodReads --> www.goodreads.com/ekgbow
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Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
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Girl of Nightmares | Kendare Blake
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"I think I killed a girl who looked like this once. Yeah. Her name was Emily Danagger. She'd been murdered in her early teens, by a contractor working on her parents' house. Her body was stuffed into the attic wall and plastered over."



Ecstatic to continue the spooky adventure! Even added a few hand-drawn sigils of my own witch power (please excuse my poor skills; still learning) to hopefully help in their journey~

Bklover Your sigils are beautiful! 9mo
ekgbow @Bklover Thank you so much! They took me half the day to find and draw lol 9mo
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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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I cannot believe that Anna's story ends like that! Theseus, his mom, and the town of Thunder Bay make for the most terrifying and utterly mesmerizing story I have read this year!

On to the next Anna story ~ Girl of Nightmares

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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"Imagination has a poor memory; it slinks away and goes blurry. Eyes remember for much longer." -- Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood, Chapter Nineteen

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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I'm very excited to start this book after reading All These Bodies! And the gloomy, overcast, rainy weather (and Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the background) is the perfect setting for a ghost story day

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You'd Be Home Now | Kathleen Glasgow
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This gut-wrenching story is so raw and real and genuinely beautiful and honest and stunning and lovely. I am bad at articulating words. This book, Emory and Joey's stories, have taken all of my breaths away.

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All These Bodies | Kendare Blake
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Let me start by saying I am a complete chicken; I cannot read/watch/hear scary horror things. Next: This book was thrilling & full of unsuspecting twists. I now believe in creatures that roam the night with vigilance. This story terrified me to my core with something raw, tangible, & completely human. Many times I found myself a little too on edge. This book & Marie's story swallowed me whole, and I am in awe of this story & its beautiful telling.

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All These Bodies | Kendare Blake
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"Seventeen-year-old nobody from nowhere, who wanted to be a journalist someday but hadn't gotten further than delivering papers. Unqualified. Untested. Take your pick of descriptors that mean a kid in over his head."



I'm not one for scary, horror, thriller books or movies but this story caught my attention in the blink of an eye and I cannot wait to read this thrilling, epic adventure story full of suspense and scary curiosity

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Take Me With You When You Go | David Levithan, Jennifer Niven
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"The story we're telling now isn't the story we were given, the story we were forced to have. We've reached the better page."

A deep, soul searching, gut-wrenching, raw, relatable, angry, compassionate, determined, rock bottom. Ezra and Beatrix are my favorite humans; with their lovely supportive cast this book will make you mad, cry, laugh, and want to hug them all at once. A very human story of love, loss, and hope

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Take Me With You When You Go | David Levithan, Jennifer Niven
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"The big question, as I was lifting out the tray of baseball cards, wasn't whether you'd robbed your little brother. It was whether you'd left me something in return.

And you had. This email address."

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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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ǝ d o u + n o p e

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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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Oren is the best boy. Hands down. No contest.

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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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One of the most brilliant, beautiful, genuine, raw, loving, honest, hilarious, infuriating, insane, unique, talented, bittersweet, heartbreaking, relatable stories I have ever read. Derek Milman is a remarkable author; and a very sweet human being 🥰✌🏻💜

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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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Another perfect Derek Milman sentence that I can actually see

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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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This paragraph is the best, most amazing paragraph I have ever read.

Ever.

In history.

Of all time.

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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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😱 🔥 💥 😱

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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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"Slightly before dinner, Keenan House, the group home where I live, gets a call that my homosexual exorcism is scheduled to take place next Thursday at four.

'But I'm not homosexual. And I'm not possessed.' I say to Len, my counselor.

'You sure?' asks Len. He cracks open a PBR and takes a long, gurgling sip.

'Bet your both' says my roommate, Jude, pulling on his boxing gloves."

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Y'all I can't.... The hole inside my stomach as I finished this book; my heart beating a mile a minute; my mind trying to futilely catch up to Pippa... I have never been swallowed so whole within a story in my entire life as I have been with Holly Jackson's stories of Fairview, CT!

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"And then it was Pip's turn. She took a breath, arching her shoulders, and then let it out through gritted teeth.

Ready." - As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

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Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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This story flows from the end of book one (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder) to the end of book two (Good Girl, Bad Blood) so seamlessly! The stories of Pippa Fitz-Amobi, her family, and friends, are full of mysteries, suspense, hilarity, curiosity, thrills, heart-stopping, gut-wrenching, bittersweet, raw, honest, genuine, realistic, creative, unique, relatable adventures... Both real and imaginative, of course!

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Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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"Stop. Click. Repeat.

It's such a tragedy what happened in the end."

Pip and Ravi's story continue!

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I was swallowed whole by the strange, familiar yet different, mystifying and thrilling, full of suspense and epic, life-altering, journey(s) that this story brought to life. Never in my wildest imagination did I think the story would end how it did! Ms. Holly Jackson kept her readers guessing until the very last page! Her writing style is beautiful, creative, and flows through my head like a movie.

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"When you ask people in town what happened to Andie Bell, they'll tell you without hesitation: 'She was murdered by Salil Singh.' No, 'allegedly', no 'might have', no 'probably', no 'most likely'.

He did it, they say. Sal Singh killed Andie.

But I'm just not sure." -- A Good Girl's Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson

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Swipe Right for Murder | Derek Milman
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I was captured and swallowed whole by this book from page one! I could not escape the genuinely unique, talented, beautiful, charming, full of mystery and suspense, adventure and humor, angst and heartbreak, grief and real life epicness that this story was!! I feel like I was swept up in a tornado 🌪️ and I loved every second of it. 💯✌🏻💜

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Swipe Right for Murder | Derek Milman
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"I wiggle my hands around in the air. "Ooooooh."

Schwartz sighs."



When I tell you I laughed out loud because I could hear and visualize this entire conversation ?

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Swipe Right for Murder | Derek Milman
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I have a book coming in this week that I preordered a few months back and am extremely excited for (You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow) but ever since I finished Please Do Not Ask For Mercy this book was "screaming" to be read! Does anyone else look through their shelves and hear little book voices calling "read me next read me next!" or is it just me? ?????

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A thrilling, intense, sci-fi, mystifying, radically different detective story that I have ever had the pleasure of reading! This book was written extremely well, humorous and enthralling until the very end! 💯✌🏻💜

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"After he was released. He said you were okay, and you weren't mean to him or anything. He said you brought him juice."

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My next book is: Please Do Not Ask For Mercy As A Refusal Often Offends by Paul Bassett Davies! Who became an immediate favorite author after reading his book Dead Writers In Rehab. His style and humor is witty, smart, and beautiful. I'm only on chapter two so far, but I already adore this book ♡

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I have fallen in love with Kathleen Glasgow and her words and her characters and their lives all over again. I adore Tiger Tolliver and Cake and Thaddeus and all the other misfits and good-looking, good-smelling, girl and boy bugs. This story will always be a favorite and I urge anyone and everyone to pick up this and any and every story Kathleen Glasgow writes. 💜✌🏻

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Now I'm starting a new book: How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow!

Her book “Girl in Pieces“ is one of my absolute complete favorites; I immediately fell in love with her love for the written word. 💜✌🏻

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Dead Writers in Rehab | Paul Bassett Davies
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One of the most surreal, witty, clever, charming, hilarious, and lovely stories I have read in a long time! This book has become an instant favorite for me! 💜✌🏻

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Dead Writers in Rehab | Paul Bassett Davies
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Today, for the first time in my life, I started a new book while already reading a book!

I'm very torn and really like the first book I started, but I can't seem to get interested in it enough to continue reading, so I have come to the sad decision of dropping the story; it kind of makes me feel guilty. 😢 But it's no fault of the author(s) and all on me.

So today I start Dead Writer's in Rehab ✌🏻💜

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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Seriously one of the ABSOLUTE MOST AMAZINGLY PERFECT books I have read in all of 2018... and its only April 🥰💜✌🏻

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If you read one series this year, make it the Jackaby series by William Ritter! It has everything a reader could want... and more!!

It has all the witty humor and sarcastic charm of Sherlock Holmes plus every myth, legend, folktale, epic adventure, romance, imagination, and most of all: magic!! ☆☆☆☆☆ 💜✌🏻

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Poems | Maurice Maeterlinck
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I actually found this quote in another book by Maurice Maeterlinck titled "My Dog"; this was the first page I read. For some reason it "spoke" to me~ ??✌?

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Get cozy! Its a perfect, rainy, crisp, and cool Fall day 🌧🎃🍁🍂 And you all know what that means... Time to read!! 📚

Shea is all about being comfy cozy~ 🐶🤣 💜✌🏻

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Favorite kind of Fall:
Kindred Spirits on TLC
Fall scented candles lit
The Dire King by William Ritter
Chicken Pot Pie from my favorite local bakery

Its a perfect Fall day~ 🎃👻📺📚✌🏻💜

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I have a disability called Sensory Processing Disorder/Dysfunction. I was diagnosed at 7 years old & because of my SPD, I cannot work. It is on the Autism spectrum but is not Autism; they only have the same symptoms. Unfortunately, not a lot of people (including Dr's and my Dad) realize this is a real disability.

TO LEARN MORE: http://sinetwork.org/sensory-processing-disorder/

#PostARandomFactAboutYourself ✌🏻💜

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1. Cooler weather & reading spooky books! 🎃📖

2. Fall & Winter! 🍁❄

3. I havent read time period specific stories; but for some reason the times of the Great Gatsby and the Titanic stick out 🚢💰

4. About $50-$100, maybe 💸📚

5. Ireland, Japan, and South Korea 🇮🇪🇰🇷🇯🇵

6. A headache. I need complete silence to focus on what I'm reading 🤕😖

7. Maybe 30/50 books! 😳🤣

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GypsyKat Great answers! And I'm looking forward to my October TBR too! 🍁🎃👻 5y
ekgbow @GypsyKat I think this is my first October TBR reading mostly spooky books! 🎃👻📚👍 5y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Cannot believe I took so long to finish this gem! The story is filled with love, mysteries, adventures, thrills, and plot twists so cunning and rich you will never see them coming and always want for more~

Crimson & Julian are my favorite story couple but Legend is definitely my favorite character of the year! 💗🌹

Fall is the perfect time to take your own leap of faith and jump right in! But remember... it's only a game 🎭🎪

Kshakal I loved this book and cannot wait till the second one comes out!! 5y
ekgbow @Kshakal After reading the biggest cliffhanger of this year (according to me anyways lol 😂🤣) I am so excited for the sequel! 😍😍😍 5y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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How to book shop with a bookworm!

Enter store... 📚💸✌🏻💜

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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"We want you to get swept away, but be careful of being swept too far away..."

"What happens if someone does get swept too far away?"

"That's usually when people die or go mad.."

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too." -- Samuel Butler ???❤

LeahBergen Yes! 💕 5y
Jess7 Precious!!!! 🐾 #dogsoflitsy (edited) 5y
GypsyKat What a sweet face!!! 😍 5y
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rubyslippersreads Adorable! ❤️🐶 5y
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ekgbow Thank you everyone~!! 😄❤❤❤❤✌ 5y
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"I've seen a look in a dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." -- John Steinbeck ?❤?

Sace I love Steinbeck on dogs. I've thoroughly enjoyed his writing about Charley. 5y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I'm hoping to tackle this reading slump tomorrow! Wish me luck~ ? But for now... here are my #TopFiveFaves ????

? James Patterson's Maximum Ride series or William Ritter's Jackaby series ?

? "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" and EVERY Studio Ghibli film ?

? Purple ?

? Cheesecake ?

? Sunflowers and Magnolias ??

What are your top five faves?! ✌??

Bookworm54 Purple and cheesecake! We are practically twins 😉 5y
ekgbow @Bookworm54 - Absolutely! 😁✌💜🍰👭 5y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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"Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The grandest show on land or by sea. Inside you'll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle. But before you fully enter into our world, you must remember it's all a game." ?

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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The Sword of Light and Shadow 🤺⚔🗡

Try it out for yourselves! Some #bookishtags are on Instagram and I'm having way too much fun taking these cute quizzes, tags, and surveys!! ✌🏻💜

Yeah_I_Read The a Sword of Stone and Ash. Sounds pretty badass 🗡🗡🗡 5y
ekgbow @Yeah_I_Read -- 🤺⚔ I would definitely read that book~ 📖 5y
maich The Princess of Rain and Rain 💧💧 It's funny😂 5y
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ekgbow @maich -- I wonder what that book would be about... 🤔💭📖 5y
RaimeyGallant Girl of Death and Shadow. 'Bout sums me up. 5y
ekgbow @RaimeyGallant -- A perfect name for the start of fall and spooky books! 😱👻 5y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Heres a random picture thats so accurate it hurts 🤣✌🏻💜

(picture from Penguin Books USA & Penguin Teen)

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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☆☆If you havent gotten the PageHabit YA box yet: SPOILER WARNING☆☆

My very first PageHabit book came in today and I am in love!! 😍🥰

I am very thankful to my mom for helping me purchase this wonderful box, I really appreciate her & everything she has done and continues to do for me; she is the reason I have my love for reading! brb ~ off to read 📚✌🏻👭💜

The_Heeler_Booklife Enjoy the book! I got a different second book then you. 5y
ekgbow @allthingskayla -- Did you get the same box? I got the YA box. What book did you get? 🤓❤✌📖📚 5y
The_Heeler_Booklife @ErinBow I got the YA box. I did get the Rattled Bones. But, my second book is How It Went Down. 5y
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ekgbow @allthingskayla -- Oh! Do they not send out the same book (s) to everyone? This is my first ever box of any kind, so I have no idea! Lol 🙃😂 The book you got sounds really interesting, too! 🤓📖👍 5y
The_Heeler_Booklife @ErinBow it is my first box too, but I do know they usually only send out one book in each box and each genre gets the same book. From the looks of it there is a variation of second books. 5y
ekgbow @allthingskayla -- This really makes me want to resubscribe now!! 🤣🤣 I have no money though... lol 5y
The_Heeler_Booklife @ErinBow I don't think they are doing second books anymore in the box. It was just a One time thing if you had the coupon to use. I don't have money for the box for a while as well. I did get chosen for a beta referral thing so new subscribers get $10 off their box and I get $10 off and if you get 3, then it's free. So, I may be getting my box free for a few months hopefully. 5y
ekgbow @allthingskayla -- Oh wow! Thats awesome!! I wish more boxes had one time purchases... although then I would go broke! 📬📦📚📚😂😂 5y
The_Heeler_Booklife @ErinBow same and I wish some book boxes were cheaper then what they are. 5y
ekgbow @allthingskayla -- If they were cheaper that would be lovely~ But I do understand why they're so much too! I do really want more bookish items, though lol 🤣 Do you know of any good Etsy or Society6 or RedBubble or any other stores that sell bookish goods? 🤓👌📚💕 5y
The_Heeler_Booklife @ErinBow I don't, sorry. I usually don't buy bookish items. 🙈 Maybe google or Facebook book groups would have great suggestions? 😊 5y
ekgbow @allthingskayla -- Ooohhh!! I've never even thought of the Facebook book groups! Thank you~!! 😀💖✌ 5y
The_Heeler_Booklife @ErinBow no problem, I'm in many and seen people ask about bookish goods before. 😊 5y
ekgbow @allthingskayla -- I hope I can find some wonderful options, so I'm off to ask the land of Facebook!! Thank you again! 🤓✌💕 5y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Again with the sticker addiction 😂 😂

It took me all day to perfect this lovely photo~ but here I am finally joining the #anythingbutbooks tag! I love learning about all you #littens out there and making new friends, so I thought these questions looked like so much fun!! 💜✌🏻 @beachbookworm7