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kellyann28

kellyann28

Joined September 2016

🐍Just a Slytherin masquerading as a Gryffindor🦁
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I love the Asian folklore retelling and the all the descriptions sounded beautiful! I had a few issues with the writing elements, the biggest one feeling like there were so many side quests that the main problem got a bit lost. The ending was wrapped up a little too nicely for my preferences. Not bad but I had higher hopes 😪

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Love After Love: A Novel | Ingrid Persaud
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I really liked this book. #OwnVoices and lots of family drama to boot. Pick this book up if you are looking for all the feels!

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This is an interesting book. I liked it overall, it hovers between a pick and so-so for me, but I can absolutely understand why this would not be everyone's bag. Whoever was in charge of the cover design should have thought twice about the vibes it gives off for this emotionally heavy book, IMO!
#LMPBC @sprainedbrain @Catsandbooks @JackOBotts

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Happy Beltane and thank you so much to @mklong for my amazing #BeltaneBox ! This is so perfect, you did an amazing job 💜 I already feel relaxed and I love that the crystals are vibing with Taurus season ♉️

Thank you to @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain for hosting this fun swap! Beltane blessings! 🌸🌼

Chrissyreadit 💐💚🌺💚🌹💚Lovely! 4w
sprainedbrain Oh I love these gifts! ❤️ 4w
mklong I‘m so glad you like it! I had lots of fun putting it together for you ❤️ 4w
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My #BookSpin list for May! I can't believe May is TOMORROW 😱

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My book for May came today! #LMPBC I am going to read on it this weekend ❤️
@sprainedbrain @JackOBotts @Catsandbooks

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Beasts of Prey | Ayana Gray
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Beasts of Prey was a really great YA Fantasy and I am excited for book two, Beasts of Ruin, to come out! If you are a fan of YA Fantasy, definitely read this one

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Chrissyreadit 🙌😘 1mo
mklong Yay! So glad it made it 1mo
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My #beltanebox went out today! Should be there on Tuesday ❤
@Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain

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This book was a traveling book (similar to LMPBC) and also ended up being my #DoubleBookSpin selection also! I overall enjoyed this one. It's a very dark and graphic book so I encourage you to check for Trigger Warnings beforehand. I do love mythology retellings, I'm glad they are becoming more popular in publication!

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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I LOVED this book! If not for work I could have read this book in one day. It had humor, but also great sadness. It was a unique read. I'm so glad this was picked because I would have never picked it up for myself otherwise! #LMPBC @JackOBotts @Catsandbooks @sprainedbrain

Catsandbooks Ooo excited for it! 2mo
JackOBotts Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it, too! 2mo
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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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My April list for #BookSpin hosted by @TheAromaofBooks ! 💙

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
Johanna414 Great list! 2mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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My #bookspin book this month was Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and I'm so glad I finally picked this book up off my shelf! It is a heartbreaking (and also a little inspiring?) book that begins during slaving times in Ghana and follows a genealogy through multiple generations to current time. Highly recommend!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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This Woven Kingdom | Tahereh Mafi
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@Gissy Thank you so much for my wonderful #springequinoxswap box! #SES I absolutely love the incense kit and cute Taurus notebook! The candle smells amazing as well 🥰 You put together a fantastic box! @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain

Gissy I‘m so happy you liked it! I read and your zodiac sign stone is green, the crystal was another color. I hope I‘m right. That is the reason the bookmark stone is green. It was so fun to read about zodiac topics. I couldn‘t resist and when I saw that pretty cover of Dreams Lie Beneath, I bought one to myself☺️Enjoy your reading!🥰 2mo
kellyann28 @gissy yes! You did a fantastic job and everything is so pretty! Thank you again! 💚 2mo
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Surprises | Liza Charlesworth
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Chrissyreadit ❤️😘❤️ 2mo
Gissy Hope you like it!🤞🤗 2mo
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Happy and You Know It | Laura Hankin
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Well this was definitely an interesting book 😂 It is like the trash TV of books (which I don't necessarily mean negatively) ! Can't wait to see what you all think of this one! #LMPBC
@sprainedbrain @Catsandbooks @JackOBotts

Catsandbooks Looking forward to the drama 😂 3mo
JackOBotts Sounds like fun! 😉😆 3mo
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The Mailbag | Timothy Burr Thrift
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Sent my #springequinoxswap box out today! It should arrive on Friday ❤ @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain

Chrissyreadit ❤️🙌❤️🙌 3mo
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I really liked parts of this, but in general it was just too slow for me. It seems when one POV got interesting it would then switch and the momentum never caught up for me. But all in all, not bad. I enjoyed the pictures and "extras" throughout. Thanks for a great round of #LMPBC ! @Laughterhp @BookBosomed1 @ncsufoxes

kellyann28 @Laughterhp I am sending this back to you tomorrow! ❤ 3mo
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Here is my #BookSpin list for March! I didn't knock a big number off my list from February but I read two books over 800 pages a piece so....I'm still happy 🥰

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Got this in today! #LMPBC
@BookBosomed1 this isn't my book but I will pass your note along! ❤
@ncsufoxes @Laughterhp

BookBosomed1 Thanks! I let @Laughterhp know already. 3mo
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The Heartbreak Bakery | A. R. Capetta
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Wow! Thank you so much @BookBosomed1 for my #SwoonathonSwap package! You went above and beyond and I love everything!! My daughter was already trying to steal those little gummy bears! 😂
I can't wait to break into my romance books, thank you again! ❤🥰 @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

BookBosomed1 Yea! So glad you liked it. I had quite the adventure finding those two romance books; however, my friend assured me they are worth the effort in finding them. Enjoy! 😉 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That wrapping paper is amazing❣️ 3mo
kellyann28 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Isn't it though?! I want to up my themed wrapping paper game now 😂 3mo
kellyann28 @BookBosomed1 they sound 🔥🔥🔥 3mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Helllooo #GroupE and thank you for also having a BOTM backlog to get through! 😂 So here are some of my choices, have you already read any of them, or would like to read one more than another? I tried to get a good genre mix. Let me know! I'll tag the books in the comments.
#LMPBC @Catsandbooks @sprainedbrain @JackOBotts

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JackOBotts Any of these are good for me! 🤗 4mo
sprainedbrain I‘ve read The Library of Legends (loved it) and actually just started Black Cake last night. Any of the others would be great, but if I had to pick, I‘d choose A History of Wild Places, just because I also have it on my shelf. 😂 4mo
Catsandbooks Happy and you know it is on my TBR. But I'd be OK with the library of legends or black cake too. 4mo
kellyann28 @catsandbooks Library and Black Cake will be out since Jenni has read them. I can put up some more of what I have if needed! 4mo
Catsandbooks @kellyann28 my pick is happy and you know it 4mo
kellyann28 @Catsandbooks @sprainedbrain @JackOBotts Happy & You Know It will be my pick for the month! ❤ 4mo
sprainedbrain 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Laughterhp I love that you guys are doing a BOTM backlog round! 3mo
JackOBotts Happy and you know it sounds great! 🤗 3mo
kellyann28 @Laughterhp I don't have to buy a new book and it fits in with my yearly goal to clear out some BOTM books. I'm so glad others liked the idea too! 3mo
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Finished my reread and enjoyed it more the second time around. I am pro Hunt 💯 and am so excited for House of Sky & Breath next week!
Completed my #bookspin book for February as well 🥰
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Following suit from Illuminae, I LOVED this book! The new set of characters on the Heimdal are great and I loved the appearance of Kady and AIDEN. Again, a physical + audio book tandem read is highly recommended! There is a "song" in this one and it is hysterical to hear!

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Here is my February #BookSpinBingo board! My #bookspin book is House of Earth and Blood which I've started so I can get ready for House of Sky and Breath 💙

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Hey LMPBC buddy! 😂 I got my #Swoonathon swap box in 🥰 hooray! @BookBosomed1 @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

BookBosomed1 Yea! I was so glad to have received your name. ❤️ (edited) 4mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This book was INCREDIBLE. I am a self proclaimed hater of science fiction and now I feel I can't say that anymore. The audio for this book is one of the best I've ever heard and it's definitely best to read/listen in tandem with a physical book. I can't wait to start Gemina!! 😱

Cheshirecat913 Yes! I finished this one this month too in like 3 days and went straight out to get the next two books. 4mo
kellyann28 @Cheshirecat913 This completely blew my mind at how much I loved it! Gemina is already on its way to me! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Gemina is SOOOOOOOO Good! 4mo
kellyann28 @LibrarianRyan I am so excited for it!! 🎉 4mo
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House of Sky and Breath | Sarah J. Maas
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Here is my potential February TBR and #BookSpin list! Definitely most excited for House of Sky and Breath 💙

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The hype is justified on this one. Phenomenal book!

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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This was a reread for me and it ended up being my #bookspin book for January! I read this first in 2016 right before I got engrossed in the fantasy genre. I wanted to do a reread to see if I felt differently about it and the quick answer was: Not really!
The first half of the book was amazing! The setting change halfway through the book absolutely killed the momentum and it never recovered for me. Overall, still glad I reread it! @TheAromaofBooks

kellyann28 @TheAromaofBooks I didn't know if you still wanted to be tagged in these for BookSpin. I did already start a Google Form entry! ❤ 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I still love seeing what everyone is reading, so if you think of it, do tag me!! But you don't have/don't worry about it if you forget haha I really liked this one, but I think it's because I got way into the forest lol But I do agree that it shifts gears in the middle and the momentum is lost. 4mo
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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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I meant to send this out today but it completely slipped my mind to get it boxed up and ready....so, tomorrow this will be mailed! ❤ #Swoonathon @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl

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I don't think I'll get getting a Bingo this month with how the layout ended up, but that's okay! I finished my #bookspin Book, Uprooted! 🎉 #bookspinbingo

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My #bookspinBingo is not going quite as planned this month, as I've deviated and read two other books not listed on here 😂 Oh well! I'm hoping to get to my #BookSpin book, Uprooted, soon and I am currently reading The Bones of Ruin ❤

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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This was a great Indigenous read about a woman struggling to find where she belongs in a community that does not treat her kindly due to her heritage. This was a great #LMPBC pick and very eye opening. Thank you for sharing it!
I will get this mailed out next week.
@BookBosomed1 @Laughterhp @ncsufoxes

Laughterhp I am currently quarantined, so I haven‘t been able to send out West with Giraffes yet. I‘ll send it priority when I get out. @ncsufoxes 5mo
ncsufoxes @Laughterhp no problem, I‘m still trying to finish To the Bright Edge of the World. 5mo
BookBosomed1 Loved that book. Everyone I gifted that book to has also loved it. 5mo
kellyann28 @Laughterhp I sent this out yesterday ❤ 4mo
Laughterhp Awesome! I‘ll be on the lookout. I still have to read The Engineer‘s Wife 😬 4mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Here is my #BookSpinBingo board! My #BookSpin this month is Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I read this a few years ago and wanted to do a reread of it. Excited for a new month, a clean slate 💙 Thank you to @TheAromaofBooks for organizing this for us

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! I love Uprooted. 5mo
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The Marriage Game | Sara Desai
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Thank you so much @TheAromaofBooks for my #Bestof2021 swap package! The candles smell amazing and I love the idea of the post cards!! I'm always hunting for cards or other things for swap boxes and these will be perfect! I can't wait to try these books that you loved! Thank you so much for a fun, thoughtful package ❤

Thank you to @candority for hosting this lovely swap! What a way to bring in 2022!

candority That pencil case is gorgeous! 😍 5mo
kellyann28 @candority Yes, is it beautiful and pretty big too! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! So glad you enjoyed everything. I'm kind of in love with those pencil bags - I love that they are gusseted so that the bottom is flat. I feel like you can fit so much more in them haha Happy new year and happy reading!!! 5mo
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Here is my January list for #BookSpin and #BookSpinBingo ! Excited to see what I can knock off at the start of a new year! 🎉

BookBosomed1 Will you tell me about Book Spin Bingo? I don‘t quite understand the process. 5mo
kellyann28 @BookBosomed1 Sure! So you make a list of 20 to 25 books you'd potentially like to read the next month. @TheAromaofBooks will randomly draw the 25 numbers to fill out a Bingo Board. When you read a book, you mark the corresponding number/square and see if you can get a Bingo! I only choose 20 books so the extra 5 spaces for the board are just free spaces. 5mo
BookBosomed1 @kellyann28 Aha! Thank you. 5mo
kellyann28 @BookBosomed1 It is a spinoff game of #BookSpin . Same book list I posted here, she will draw 2 random numbers from 1 to 25 and then the matching book on your list are your "Book Spin" books. Complete your bookspin books each month and you get entered in to win a prize I think! I just do it for fun and to clear off my TBR shelf a bit! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @BookBosomed1 - @kellyann28 did a great job explaining!! If you want more details, I created a masterpost about the challenge on my blog - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge/ Just let me know if you have any questions!!! 5mo
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And with the completion of my #bookspin book, I have also got a #BookSpinBingo on the bottom row! Yay! 🎉

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I completed this book for December's #BookSpinBingo just in the knick of time! I enjoyed this one, Rosaline took charge and the love interest was so cute. I absolutely love The Great British Baking Show which this book did a fictional take on so I really liked that aspect as well, although wish there was a bit more to it.
Glad to knock this one off of my TBR!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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Happy #jolabokaflodswap day! Thank you so much @Librarybelle for Vicious and my favorite Dove chocolates. I'm obsessed with all things VE Schwab currently!
Thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this amazing simple swap once again!

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you like it! 5mo
bibliobard It‘s such a great book!! 5mo
ozma.of.oz This was such an interesting read! 5mo
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Laughterhp I got the engineers wife yesterday in the mail! Forgot to post it! 5mo
kellyann28 @Laughterhp Glad it was more timely this time! 5mo
BookBosomed1 Wahoo! 5mo
Nute This is the book that I went to the bookstore to purchase yesterday and I forgot all about it as I loaded other books into my arms!😑 5mo
kellyann28 @nute this sounds relatable 😂😂 5mo
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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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I completed my #BookSpin book, Oona Out of Order! I really liked this book. It was funny, sad and surprising all at once so it kept me pretty engaged. It has a great message about enjoying life as it comes.

Here is also an update for my #BookSpinBingo board!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Thank you so much @AprilMae for my wonderful #wintersolsticeswap ! These chocolates look fantastic and the little candles and Spell Deck are so cool!! I love these "A little bit of" books, I have a palm reading one! I've seen The Witch's Daughter around so I am excited to read it. Thank you again!!
Thank you to @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain for hosting a fantastic swap #WSS

Soubhiville I love the festive chocolate wrappers! 5mo
sprainedbrain Lovely! ❤️ 5mo
kellyann28 @Soubhiville Yes they are perfect holiday gifts! 5mo
Chrissyreadit 😍❄️🤍❄️😍 5mo
AprilMae So, so glad you like it!!! 5mo
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Another day, another set of boxes in. I love it 🥰 @TheAromaofBooks #bestof2021 @candority

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! So glad it arrived safely!! 5mo
candority Wonderful! 5mo
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Chrissyreadit 🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 5mo
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Update on my #BookSpinBingo board! I've read all my "required reads" for book clubs this month so soon is my BookSpin book, Oona Out of Order!

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The Engineer's Wife | Tracey Enerson Wood
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This was a pretty good book! Sometimes I don't enjoy the historical "based on true events" books but this was an exception. Great pick! I will get this mailed out next week since holiday mail is going a bit slower. ❤

#LMPBC @BookBosomed1 @ncsufoxes @Laughterhp

kellyann28 @Laughterhp This went out to you as of yesterday! 5mo
Laughterhp Okay! I‘ll keep an eye out! 5mo
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This is my notification that my #bestof2021swap was sent today! I thought I took a picture of the box but upon opening my camera reel......🥴 Its been a WEEK at work and home 😂

It is sent priority mail and should be there in 2 or 3 days 🥰
@TheAromaofBooks
@candority

candority Wonderful! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I actually sent your box yesterday as well, so they will be crossing in transit somewhere!!! 6mo
kellyann28 @TheAromaofBooks yay! I'm excited for it! 6mo
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The Engineer's Wife | Tracey Enerson Wood
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Look at what came today! 🎉 #LMPBC
@BookBosomed1 @Laughterhp @ncsufoxes

BookBosomed1 Finally! 😬😬😬 6mo
BookBosomed1 I‘m 1/2 way through the next book. I‘m trying to do better this round. 🤣 6mo
kellyann28 @BookBosomed1 lol, no worries! The holiday season is hectic! 6mo
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