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jess_turtlebeanz

jess_turtlebeanz

Joined May 2017

The journey of getting back into reading after a 4-year hiatus
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Starting to read the #Poldark series by #WinstonGraham The series on Amazon Prime is slowing down my reading pace #S3

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I don't remember reading Taco Titan, but it looks like 14-year-old me preferred learning about the history of #TacoBell 🌮 rather than presidents . #PresidentsTakePrecedence

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#ManicMonday
1 📚 Poldark is definitely high on the list for my spring/summer TBR list
2 ⛱ No. The only thing I miss about school/college
3 🌼 Daisy
4 🍫 Chocolate egg (especially peanut butter or coconut filled)

Thanks, @JoScho !

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊 2y
Jess7 Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 2y
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Twilight | Stephenie Meyer
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Journal entry from 2008. I've always been into the mystery genre, but went through the "Twilight" phase when the series was new & popular, of course. For 13 year old me, the series was "too much of love part" for me (probably would still have the same feeling ?).

GondorGirl I love that you rated it 4/5 ⭐ even though there was way too much romance... in a romance novel. 😂😂😂 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @GondorGirl LOL 13 year old me was very generous when it came to rating books 😂 2y
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Key Lime Pie Murder | Joanne Fluke
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I can see I was very opinionated about books back in 2007 too: "I almost fell asleep reading, in fact I dropped the book two time[s]. The book is really boring. It's called Key Lime Mu[r]der. Good thing I'm almost through it." ? On a side note, journaling and reading throughout the years have helped me perfect my spelling and grammar skills ?

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I'm BACK with a pile of old #journals ranging from 2005 to 2010 in attempt to get my reading game back on and become more active on #Litsy

I cannot believe how many followers I have gained since I was on a reading/Litsy hiatus. I will go through and follow some of you back tomorrow! 👍

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I've been stuck in a #ReadingSlump! 😕 I think part of the cause is the stress of starting a new job is just tiring me out. I'm hoping a daily reading checklist will help me get out of this slump 🖒 Any other tips out there?

Rachael5248 I totally couldn't agree with you more 2y
SilversReviews Oh....me too. I was in a reading frenzy for two weeks, and now I am not even wanting to look at a book. Uggghh. 2y
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I happened to notice a familiar looking box by the door when I got home today! Thank you so much @riversong153 I can't wait to read these!!

riversong153 Awesome!! SO glad you got them!!😊 2y
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Oh. My. Goodness. I feel so spoiled - two (!!) Agatha Christie mysteries, a delicious smelling candle, and a fall-colored throw! Thank you so much @quietjenn!! Perfect picks!

And thank you to @cobwebmoth for putting on the #letsgetcozy swap!

drokka 👍😍 2y
quietjenn I'm so glad you like them! The ABC Murders is one of my favorite Poirots, so I hope you enjoy. 2y
Mdargusch You can snuggle up with those books. Fun! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm You can't go wrong with Agatha Christie! 🙂 2y
mabell What a great set of gifts! Agatha 😍 2y
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I received my #LetsGetCozy package today! Thank you @quietjenn!! I cannot wait to open it on the 22nd! P.S. You have lovely handwriting ✏

quietjenn Yay! I'm not sure why it took so long, but I'm glad it arrived. And thank you for the handwriting compliment! 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @quietjenn No worries! It's probably best it came two days before we open the packages because my patience isn't always that great 😉 2y
quietjenn Haha, I can definitely relate. I hope you like it! 2y
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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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I didn't get much reading done over the weekend, so I figured I would try to finish #Lion #ALongWayHome by #SarooBrierley before going on a walk

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#SundayRamblings created by @Tiffy_Reads

🍁 Brunch out, preferably The Waffle Shop @Rachael5248
🍁 Dressed to conquer the day!
🍁 Depends, but lately I've been doing a mix of both
🍁 Coffee
🍁 Thriller

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Thanks @riversong153 for hosting this #giveaway!

Unfortunately, I cannot choose just one of my favorite mysteries, but my favorite mystery author is #AgathaChristie! I am currently reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and I'm almost finished with the #Poirot series on #Netflix 😦

#TheGirlOnTheTrainInCabin10

Elisa Oh my, this photo 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @Elisa I wish I had a big pile of Agatha Christie books!! I edited this photo from Google Images, but forgot to source it as I usually do 🙃 2y
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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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Homeward. I love living in Pennsylvania. It is such a beautiful state.

RaimeyGallant Check out the new LitsyTips hashtag we started today. Lots of gems. :) It's the first post on my page, and then if you click the hashtag itself, you can see everyone else's tips. :) 2y
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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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I watched #Lion for the third time last night. I started the book at the beginning of the weekend and I'm about halfway through it now. I LOVE the movie (bawl every time); so far I like the book better than the movie because there's added details that the movie leaves out and doesn't have all the movie "fluff."

#SarooBrierley #ALongWayHome #Memoir

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I will be sending my #LetsGetCozy book-swap package out tomorrow! Though it's difficult, I'm keeping the recipient a mystery!!

@cobwebmoth

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#friyayintro by @jess.how

1💛Locked down a start date at a new job I've been waiting all summer for
2🚗Europe
3🍏Apple, depending on the recipe; there's so many different kinds
4🌻Yes. Celebrating my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary with family!
5👍Got it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations on your new job!!!! 👍🏻😊 2y
VanChocStrawberry Where in Europe have you been? 2y
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jess_turtlebeanz @VanChocStrawberry I used to live in England. Visiting Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, etc. was common. It's been about 10 years since I've been back, so I'd love to visit again in the future to see how it's changed! 2y
Debiw781 My favorite trip ever was to Ireland ❤️ 2y
megt Congrats on the new job! 2y
Yeah_I_Read I fell in love with Paris when I visited. I can't wait to go back! 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @Debiw781 Mine too! It's so gorgeous there! I want to go back!! 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @megt Thank you!! 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @Yeah_I_Read It is so beautiful there - absolutely love it! ❤ 2y
GondorGirl @jess_turtlebeanz Now in curious- what's your favorite type of apple pie? 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @GondorGirl Not sure if there's a proper term for it, but my favorite apple pie is almost like applesauce for the filling and a crumble top. A lady at my church makes an abosuletly delicious version of this, but refuses to share the recipe haha! 2y
GondorGirl @jess_turtlebeanz That sounds amazing! I like crumble topped pies best too. 2y
KassKho I feel like twins! I also got a new job signed, sealed and delivered today 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @KassKho How exciting! Congratulations!! (Also, nice song reference 😉) 2y
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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I'm making meals for the week and trying to find the motivation to get back into reading. 😔

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I should take a break from #knitting this scrap afghan and catch up on #lotrchapteraday

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Finally got around to doing #20FactsAboutMe

Thanks for tagging me @Rachael5248
I'm tagging anyone who hasn't done the tag yet!!

Seekingtardis I adore HallMark movies too!!!!! 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @Seekingtardis Yay!! I'm not alone! My family always groans/complains when I put on a Hallmark movie 😂 2y
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Good morning everyone! I got The Complete #SherlockHolmes Vol. 1 at the #SalvationArmy for 10 cents and this huge #coffee mug for 50 cents a few days ago.🔎🍵

Ke633 That's awesome! 2y
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I'm about 3/4 through the #SimpleThingsBook now, but Chapter 2 (titled "Zoey") focuses on how the author got her dog. It's a great story for any animal lover and made me want to cuddle up with my #beagle since she's visiting #DogsofLitsy

Simple Things can be ordered through Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Suzanne-Schaffer/e/B071K9LKSM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1...). All sale proceeds go to benefit Convoy:Women (www.convoyofhope.org)

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#Litsy321Favorites by @Jess7

🕒Fiction, Mystery/Detective, Religious/Christian
🕒Agatha Christie, C.S. Lewis, Richard Paul Evans...etc
🕒The Hobbit, The Shack, The Chronicles of Narnia
🕑Shout out to my cousin @Rachael5248 and all the other wonderful people I follow on Litsy!
🕑Northwood Bookstore and Thrift Books
🕑Barnes & Noble and Amazon
🕐My reading lamp that looks like blue paint being poured out of the shade (bucket)
🕐Couch
🕐Autumn

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I've never been too keen on hour-long breaks at work, but at least it gives me more time to squeeze some reading in!! #SimpleThingsBook #SimpleThings

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Three books from my first order from #ThiftBooks! I've been most anticipating the top book #SimpleThingsBook. I'm just three chapters in and I don't want to put it down! All the proceeds of Simple Things book sales go to Convoy:Women (www.convoyofhope.org). The book can be ordered on Amazon ($9.99) paperback or Kindle version, if you are interested!

Rachael5248 Book outlet is a good place to find books as well and usually come in better condition then thrift books.. The downside is the selection is not as big. 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @Rachael5248 I've looked at Book Outlet too, most books are cheaper there if I can find them, but the downside for me is that I have to spend $35 to get free shipping. The books I got from Thrift Books came in pretty good shape. 2y
Rachael5248 One time... I received a book from Thriftbooks and the front cover was completely torn off. I guess it just depends. I use both online stores from time to time. However, I agree that the shipping is better on Thriftbooks. (edited) 2y
jess_turtlebeanz Oh goodness! Yeah, that would deter me from using an online bookstore again. Hopefully my next purchase will be like my first! 2y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#lotrchapteraday Day 13

And a little throwback to my days in England with Ribena 🙂

jess_turtlebeanz ...Or is it Day 14? Lol. 2y
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My sister and I watched seasons 1 and 2 of #Poldark over the past two weekends on #AmazonVideo. Since season 3 doesn't air until October 1, I have purchased the first book in the series and cannot wait for it to arrive in the mail soon! #RossPoldark by #WinstonGraham

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#FandomFriday by @jenniferw88

1🔶 I haven't read the Harry Potter series yet, but it HAS to be better than Twilight
2🔶 BBC Sherlock - though I was into Elementary when it first started
3🔶 10 (David) and 11 (Matt)
4🔶 I do not read/watch The Game of Thrones
5🔶 Hmm, that's a difficult one...can't think of one right at the moment

@Rachael5248 and anyone else who is interested in doing this fun fandom tag!

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#MiscQuestions tag by @Sha0102

✏1. Ireland
✏2. Narnia (I wish)
✏3. Duh, Jesus ( @Rachael5248 )
✏4. My parents
✏5. Bathroom, I guess
✏6. Kindle
✏7. Years...almost through my whole college education 😔
✏8. I'm doing the #lotrchapteraday right now
✏9. The Great Gatsby (just didn't care for it at the time I read it)
✏10. Traveling Light by Max Lucado

Tagging anyone who wants to do this tag!

DeleteAcct Best answers! Jesus ❤ 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @Rachbb3 Thanks! Jesus is always the best answer ❤ 2y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#lotrchapteraday is making me want more, so as I read I'm watching #TheHobbit An Unexpected Journey: Extended Edition

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#thisorthat tag!
🍉1. Bed
🍉2. Either
🍉3. Sweet
🍉4. Triologies
🍉5. Either, but I prefer 3rd person, I think
🍉6. Night
🍉7. Either is fine for me - haven't made a trip to the library here yet
🍉8. Colorful
🍉9. Either
🍉10. Either
🍉11. I tend to lean toward established authors
🍉12. One at a time, though I'm reading multiple now 😖
🍉13. Either
🍉14. Litsy
🍉15. Online (easier)

@Rachael5248 and anyone else who wants to do the tag!

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"I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter." - Bob Goff

I really enjoyed our #BuddyBuddyBookClub chapter 1-4 discussion. So far, the book is interesting and full of great stories of Bob Goff's life. It also makes me think about my life and how I'm living it. I can't wait to read more and for our next discussion @Rachael5248

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Rachael5248 Loved our discussion ... I still can't believe it was two hours long... Nonetheless...I loved everyone's ideas and stories. (edited) 2y
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Okokok this is the last tag I'm doing today 😜
📚1. @Rachael5248
📚2. Litsy and by a physical stack of books in my bedroom
📚3. Paperback / Hardback
📚4. Nope - too shy 😳
📚5. Yes, The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
📚6. Hmm. . .maybe The Hunger Games
📚7. Only by Winston Groom
📚8. Can't think, but I know my last recommendation was given by @Rachael5248
📚9. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
📚10. Turtlebean
#TBRBOOST

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I'm a sucker for these tags!
?1. It can vary between 5 to 21 hours
?2. Print
?3. Fiction / Mysteries
?4. Romance / Sci-fi
?5. Dog earing book pages (though I am guilty of doing it when I don't have a bookmark around ?)
?6. The experience
?7. Sometimes I "accidentally" sneak a peak at the end of a chapter because I'm too impatient to find out what happens ?

#LitsyQuestions @GypsyKat

I'm tagging anyone who wants to do the tag!

GypsyKat I've actually heard a lot of people say the read the end of the book first, so you're definitely not alone! 😊 2y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Laundry day! I'm reading while I wait. Riddles in the Dark is one of my favorite chapters from #TheHobbit

Day 5 #lotrchapteraday

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#rapidfirebooktag
🐶1. Physical
🐶2. Heroes
🐶3. Trilogies
🐶4. Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie
🐶5. Simple Things by Suzanne Schaffer
🐶6. Yes - that's where most of my books come from!
🐶7. Cross Roads and The Shack - both are by WM. Paul Young
🐶8. Only by Winston Groom
🐶9. Simple Things by Suzanne Schaffer
🐶10. The Hobbit
🐶11. Of course

Tagging anyone who wants to do the tag!

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I found this tag while going through the #lotrchapteraday tag and thought it looked fun! This #wouldyourather tag was created by @beachbookworm7

🐾Hardback or paperback? Paperback
🐾Only read new books or the same old book? New books
🐾Only buy your own books or loan from the library? Buy
🐾Have all your books with movie tie-in covers or every cover the same? Every cover the same
🐾Be a character from LOTR or GoT? LOTR, for sure!

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I'm join the #lotrchapteraday adventure and rereading #TheHobbit. Today is my catch up day - here I come Chapter 4! Thanks to @Rachbb3 for letting me know about this chapter-a-day!

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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Morning coffee and #ACaribbeanMystery

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I'm loving these #LoveDoes discussion questions that @Rachael5248 found for our #BuddyBuddyBookclub to discuss at our next meeting this coming Saturday

Rachael5248 Loving them as well! 2y
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This tag looked like fun! #bookishwouldyourather
🌹 1. Coffee ☕ because I don't drink
🌹 2. Based on the cover 📚
🌹 3. Beach ⛱
🌹 4. Fantasy
🌹 5. Date Mr. Darcy

@Rachael5248

Kalalalatja Glad you played along! 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @Kalalalatja Thanks for creating the tag! It was so fun! 2y
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My pastor read the first chapter of #LoveDoes during one of his sermons and it caught my interest. Now we're reading it for the #BuddyBuddyBookclub.

Also reading #ACaribbeanMystery by #AgathaChristie during break periods.

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Mrs McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie
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#MrsMcGintysDead by #AgathaChristie is a #Pick! Though I wasn't clever enough to solve the murder mystery, it had plenty of twists and clues throughout the book that kept me up for many late night readings. I definitely recommend if you are into #Mystery / #Detective books! Now I want to watch #HerculePoirot 🔎

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#questionandanswer tag!
🌿Favorite Color: Green
🌿Favorite Food: Pizza
🌿Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia really sparked my initial interest in reading
🌿Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
🌿Favorite Actress/Actor: Jennifer Lawrence/Chris Pratt
🌿Favorite Ice Cream: The Tonight Dough
🌿Favorite Emoji: 😜
🌿Favorite Instagrammer: Family & The Ballinger's
🌿Favorite Hobby: Knitting, Reading
Tagging anyone who wants to do the tag!

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I am so excited for the #letsgetcozy book swap setup by @cobwebmoth! The swap entails one cozy mystery and one cozy item - perfect swap for autumn time! Go check it out!

Rachael5248 Glad to see you are doing some of the online book exchanges. I am doing #bibliophilebookexchange ....Sign up is until July 15th. (edited) 2y
cobwebmoth Thanks for signing up!😊 2y
jess_turtlebeanz @cobwebmoth Thank you! I am so excited for this swap!! 2y
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Mrs McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie
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I'm hoping to finish #MrsMcGintysDead by #AgathaChristie today so I can start the new book for #BuddyBuddyBookclub

Rachael5248 Hoping to finish my friend friends book #adifferentfamiliar by Monday, so I can start the #BuddyBuddybookclub pick next week⛏(lol). (edited) 2y
jess_turtlebeanz We have plenty of time to complete the first reading, but I am just so excited to start a new read for the #BuddyBuddyBookclub 2y
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Mrs McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie
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A late night read into #MrsMcGintysDead by #AgathaChristie using the flashlight feature on my phone, which kind of sets a creepy vibe 👻

#Murder #Mystery #WhoDunIt #HerculePoirot

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Mrs McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie
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Starting a new read today! I'm hoping the Cast of Characters will help me solve the murder ha!

#AgathaChristie #MrsMcGintysDead #Mystery #HerculePoirot

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#AsideFromBooks tag!

🔸Favorite Hobby: Knitting
🔸Favorite Drink: Coffee
🔸Favorite Food: Pizza
🔸Favorite Color: Forest green
🔸Favorite City: I don't know
🔸Where would my dream house be: Ireland, but I couldn't be that far from family
🔸Favorite Accessory: My grandma's old ring
🔸Favorite TV show: The Blacklist
🔸Last movie I watched in theaters: Despicable Me 3
🔸Currently Reading: Only
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@Rachael5248 @SuzanneSchaffer

Rachael5248 Awesome! 2y
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