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Linsy

Linsy

Joined April 2016

Proud Hufflepuff. Perennial Reader. Possible Witch.
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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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Found the cutest café to wait at while the family shops! This is my idea of vacation. 😌

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The Husbands | Chandler Baker
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Finished the tagged book this week (excellent!) and started T. Kingfisher's take on The House of Usher yesterday! I'm already loving the creep factor. I don't have a ton of time to read this weekend, but am hopong to get through this short one at least and move onto Nettle & Bone next week. #20in4

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Watching #VirtualJaneCon and catching up on #pemberlittens feed with my Austen mug today! The perfect end to my rather chaotic week.

Here's a link to our very own @REPollock's incredible bonnet video! I am in love with the Charlotte Lucas bonnet they created for the theater they work for. 😍

https://youtu.be/281PVjfYCKU

I also loved Dr. Elizabeth Rands' look at gender subversion in P&P! It's a happy day.

https://youtu.be/Z0fAM4Mn2DQ

REPollock Thank you for sharing my bonnet and I‘m glad you enjoyed the event! I loved it and will gladly take part again next year. 3w
REPollock Also that gender subversion one was amazing. 3w
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The Husbands | Chandler Baker
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Rainstorm reading is my favorite! 🌧️📚🧡

Vansa I LOVED this book! 4w
Linsy @Vansa Ooh, good to know! I'm already hooked and I loved her last book. Chandler Baker is becoming an auto-buy for me! 4w
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Little Fish and Mommy | Lucy Cousins
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We're learning about oceans at the library this month! Lucy Cousins' fish books are a real fav with my littles. 🐟

britt_brooke Cute! 4w
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Hurricane Girl: A Novel | Marcy Dermansky
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At the library trying to hurry and finish before the #fantasticstrangelings event tonight! The kids' coloring was particularly apt. 🐚💦🔆

Ruthiella I‘ve never read that author but have long been curious about her books. I have this on my TBR: 4w
Linsy @Ruthiella I loved it!! I'm definitely checking out her backlist now. Her writing style is so quirky, I love it. 4w
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If you're just a bit angry, like me, I'd recommend some hard core cardio, writing your feelings and listening to Jodi Picoult's "Choice" on Audible. It flips the script. What if one day men woke up pregnant and they didn't have the right to choose?

BookwormAHN That book sounds like it should be mandatory reading right now. 1mo
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Winter Rose | Patricia A. McKillip
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"They said later that he rode into the village on a horse the color of buttermilk, but I saw him walk out of the wood." ?

My #currentread. The prose is gorgeous; I feel like I'm lost in a dream.

#firstlinefridays

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I meant to post this last night. I only made it to 12 hours, but caught up on a lot of my Arabian Nights reading and got halfway through The Hacienda -- I'm hooked! #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Twelve hours is great, well done 👏👏👏🥳 2mo
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Winter Rose (Winter Rose, #1) | Patricia A. McKillip
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Made myself a little reading nook on the back porch and I'm ready to conquer! I'm hoping I can get through these two book club picks and, if there's time, finish the short story collection I'm in the middle of. Happy reading!

#20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you playing along. 😊 2mo
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I actually completed my goals for #marvellousmay! Along with finishing Children on the Hill and the rest the Tallow Wife stories (both excellent!), I dug into my Jane Eyre extra curricular reading with the tagged poetry collection and finally started Wide Sargasso Sea. Thamks for the inspiration, @andrew65!

PaperbackPirate Congratulations! 📚 2mo
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The Children on the Hill | Jennifer McMahon
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What??! This was excellent. If you're a fan of Frankenstein and in need of a thriller, definitely pick this up! 👾👽🎧 #marvellousmay

KathyWheeler This sounds really interesting. Thanks for posting about it! 3mo
CherMoreBooks Oooh I can‘t wait to read this! I love the author. Thanks for the recommendation. 3mo
Jenniebooks How are you possibly a witch? 3mo
Linsy @Jenniebooks It's more like I wish I was one, and am obsessed with all things witchy. But that word possible gives me hope, lol. 3mo
Jenniebooks You might be one if that is your wish. I am talking to some on TikTok. 3mo
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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It came!!!!! 😍 #fantasticstrangelings

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Gripping!! Couldn't put it down. And that face! 😱 My neice was very distressed that she didn't have eyes, lol.

BkClubCare It has to be one of the scariest cover art ever. 2mo
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Started the #marvellousmay readathon off right with a bath at 12 am this morning! I have nine stories left of this collection, so I'll try to read one a day, and my other goals are catching up on readalongs -- Dracula and The Annotated Arabian Nights -- and finishing Jennifer McMahon's latest. Lots to do, so I'm happy I have a readathon to help me out! 🛁

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊 3mo
Linear I'm jelly of your bathtub. 3mo
Linsy @Linear My hubby spoiled me! He said it was very important I have a nice and deep one, as he saw how I just don't fit in normal ones anymore, lol. 3mo
BkClubCare ❤️🛀🏼 2mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Just found #draculadaily and I'm so excited!!! I've been wanting an excuse to try Dracula since I learned about the Rosenbach's Sundays with Dracula from the beginning of the pandemic, so finding Dracula Daily was perfect! I've been catching up today and am already hooked. 🧛🏻‍♂️

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I've recently been catching up on the #fantasticstrangelings book club picks. I really enjoyed this one. Now I need to go back and read her witchy YA series. 🌲

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When We Were Birds | Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
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This book was just exquisite! 🦜🌻🌿
#fantasticstrangelings

wanderinglynn Love your pineapple mug! 🍍 3mo
PatriciaU One of my favorites of the year so far! 3mo
Linsy @PatriciaU Ditto! It's one of those I'm not sure I would have picked up on my own, so I'm so glad Jenny Lawson picked it for the book club! Did you watch her author event? So good!!! 3mo
PatriciaU @Linsy I did. Very interesting. I‘ve been enjoying the books Jenny selects altho I‘ve been having a hard time getting thru Kaikeyi. 3mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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I adored the main character of this book! Molly was such a delight, in the midst of quite a stressful mystery. Loved it! 🛎

I finished this one in a tiny mountain airbnb with the cutest outhouse, so I had to share!

#fantasticstrangelings

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Happy Mother's Day! My lovely mother-in-law took me to the bookstore this week and got me this pile of witchy goodness, and then we played a board game about a magical library. It was the best! Sending my love out to all of you mother-figures (whatever your gender may be). You are incredibly important! 💕

Clare-Dragonfly What a wonderful MIL! 🥰 happy Mother‘s Day to you! 3mo
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This book was a delight! While I enjoyed the new stories collected here, I really loved getting a glimpse into Jackson's life! Her essay about her house being haunted is probably my favorite, but honestly all of her essays were just a delight. I definitely need to read Life Among the Savages now! 👻💚😘

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Lovely lunch made for me by the hubs. Found this book at a local indie and can't wait to indulge! 😋

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💙 3mo
GingerAntics That is an amazing looking lunch!!! The book cover is gorgeous as well. 3mo
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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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What a ride! I went into this one pretty blind, so I thought I was being paranoid about the new girl, but apparently not enough! I did not see that coming. I hated the ending at first, but now I'm starting to think that it was the only interesting choice. If you like a little thriller thrown into your contemporary fiction (in the book industry), this one is for you!

I got mine from Libby, but had to snap a pic at the airport bookstore. 📘❤️✨

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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My hubby drew me a surprise bath! It was exactly what I needed. 🛁📚🥰

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Plane reading! I was breathless finishing this read. Not sure how I feel about the end -- I think I love it -- but I would definitely recommend! Helped my flight zip by. 🛩

KathyWheeler Okay — I liked this book a lot, but it‘s frequently classified as satire or dark humor; classifications I don‘t understand as I found it to be neither. For you, did it fit those classifications? 3mo
Linsy @KathyWheeler Huh, no ... now I feel like I need to reread it. Are we missing something?? 3mo
KathyWheeler @Linsy I don‘t think we are. I‘m glad to know that you don‘t see that either. I think the people doing the classifying are weird. 3mo
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Circus of Wonders | Elizabeth Macneal
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"Pinned down like moths, like squids on rocks. This is a fight women have always fought, their soft bodies turned to battlegrounds, slim bones crushed beneath the solid weight of men. " ??

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Spending my Easter in the airport on the way to my little sister. This book is lovely! I love Tsh Oxenreider. 💜

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This book is freaking me out so bad! Note to self: Beware of anything Stephen King calls a "nerve-shredder." ?

#currentlyreading

candc320 It‘s so good!! 4mo
rubyslippersreads Love the cover, though I‘m sure it‘s too scary for me. 😳 4mo
EKonrad This book slayed me! It actually was one of my faves recently. 😊 4mo
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Linsy @candc320 @ekonrad Wow. I thought for sure I was going to finish this book and never look at it again it was getting to me so bad, and now I want to start over again to see how she did it. That was so touching and beautiful! I'm shocked. 4mo
Linsy @rubyslippersreads I just finished! Parts of this are really rough, but if you can hang in there, it's also so beautiful. 4mo
EKonrad I‘m so glad you liked it too! There were so many incredible elements to it. I was super impressed. 4mo
rubyslippersreads @Linsy Nothing bad happens to the cat, does it? 4mo
Linsy @rubyslippersreads No -- many twists, the story isn't what you think it is, but not like that. There are some unfortunate birds and mice though. 4mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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I did so much cleaning today! Molly would be proud. Now for some book, tea and relaxation. ☕️📚🛀

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Hana Khan Carries On | Uzma Jalaluddin
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This is the first book I've stayed up all night for in a while. I loved Jalaluddin's first book (Ayesha at Last) so much and this one was just as excellent! Her characters are vibrant and relatable and, as an added bonus, she has now retold Pride and Prejudice and You've Got Mail (two of my favorite things) in modern-day Canadian Muslim communities. Apparently once I start one her books, I just can't stop. Clearly a writer after my own heart! 💜

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Caught up on the Olympics while I tried to get into this book over the weekend. I'll be honest, the Olympics kinda won! Those ice skaters had me riveted. Yay for Peacock! I haven't had cable in years. 📚⛸️❄

BiblioLitten Oh my! I was watching them for a few moments and those moments turned into hours. Mesmerising! 6mo
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Reading this La Lorna-inspired tale on recommendation from The Folklore Podcast. It was the perfect day for a pastry at the park with my boys (even if I'm normally gluten and dairy free, per doctor's orders). 😋

I read five books (mostly graphic novels and audio) during #joyousjanuary. Hoping to finish a few more before the month is out, including my #bookspin! 🤞

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My favorite Hello Bello diaper box yet! My boys loved the book and my four-year-old "flew" around our kitchen and talked about all the animals he saw "below." ?

SRWCF Wonderful 📸! 7mo
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Catching up on my non-fiction tbr for #joyousjanuary! It took me an embarrasingly long time to find my book over the weekend. I was checking everywhere around my reading nook ... but not the horse, lol. @Andrew65

DivineDiana Glad you found it! 👍🏻😂📚 7mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 7mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Catching up on Sundays with Jane Eyre in my quick respite while my mother-in-law has the kids. I'm loving revisiting Jane Eyre with The Rosenbach! They have so many amazing academics on to discuss. I'd recommend for all the #pemberlittens!

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWR9Pkh4eGAm68T1p343Hk7UJSPNmozae

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D | Michel Faber
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My #BookSpinBingo for the month! I'm determined to get at least one each month this year. I'm currently reading the tagged book and think it will fit a bingo perfectly with my #bookspin. 🤞

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 7mo
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I'm very late in posting, but here's my list for January's Book Spin! I really want to prioritize it this year as I'm trying to read more of the books I already own. The tagged book is my #bookspin and Parakeet by Marie Helene-Bertino is my #doublespin.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Glad to have you along!!! 7mo
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I almost forgot to post my #WinterGames2021 total! I got 15,012 in the last week, totaling 83,961 points total. Thanks again @Clwojick & @StayCurious for the incredible games!!! I had loads of wintry fun.

Also, I had to share this tea set my sister got me for Christmas. It's just so pretty!

StayCurious Great job! 7mo
Lucy_Anywhere That tea collection 😍 I really like Pukka teas but they are an expensive treat in Bangkok 7mo
Clwojick Amazing job! 7mo
Kimzey Congrats on the points total! Nice tea collection! What a great gift idea. 7mo
DivineDiana What a lovely gift! I am going to look for this as a gift for my daughter who loves Pukka teas! 7mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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My sister gifted me this fabulous mug and a sampler pack of Pukka's herbal teas (as she knows I'm caffeine sensitive). I cannot wait to try all of the flavors! I have dreams of sipping them luxuriously with a book in hand in the wee hours of the morning before the kids wake up. ☕🌿

Texreader Awww this sounds so nice! 7mo
Linsy @Texreader I have yet to see if this will actually happen, but I can dream! 7mo
GingerAntics Oooooo is pukka tea caffeine free? I need to check them out. 7mo
Linsy @GingerAntics Not all of it, but they have a great selection of herbal ones! I like that they're not just the standard ones you see everywhere. 7mo
GingerAntics @Linsy definitely looking into these then. 7mo
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My December patreon perk finally came! It's not exactly book related, but I just love Amands Herzman's art so much!!! She always sends facts and stories about the plants and just little touches that make it feel special. 🌺🌿

wildwoodreads So pretty 😍 7mo
Chrissyreadit What is this for? They are so pretty! 7mo
Linsy @Chrissyreadit Amanda Herzman's patreon! You get a new print (in dark and light) each month with a card explaining a bit about it. I can't recommend it enough. I love her art!!! 7mo
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D | Michel Faber
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I'm just one hour short of twenty for #20in4, but I must sleep! Thanks @Andrew65 for the great motivation this weekend! I just started this beauty and hope to get to more of it tomorrow. It was blurbed by Neil Gaiman and has to do with missing letters, so I of course had to pick it up! ❤⚜📓

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 7mo
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My bingos for #WinterGames2021! Thank you so much @Clwojick & @staycurious. It was lots of fun!! ❄🎄🎁

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Had a holiday craft day with the nieces today! This is my macaroon cookie ornament. We also did snowglobes full of sugar and glitter. Thanks to Daphne's Diary for the macaroon idea! We had so much fun getting all gluey and glittery.

#holidaycraft #wintergames2021

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I listened to this audiobook while getting some holiday stuff done. Funny and diverting -- I especially enjoyed hearing about her mother's bonkers Christmas house. I have to say though: If you have more than one Christmas tree in your house, I don't think you can claim that you don't really get into that decorating thing. You're full-blown Christmas in my book! Just sayin'. 🍬🎁

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Forgot to post this review earlier in the month. 'Twas excellent. Charming and cozy. If you're a fan of The Princess Switch movies, this was made for you. There may not be royalty, but there is so much baking goodness and twin swapping. My favorite parts were in the small town, very Gilmore Girls-esque. Just a sweet romance.

Also, I love these almond horns so much. 🤤

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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Finished this one over the weekend. It was amazing! Honestly, Christie is the best. I should just read her when I need a mystery. So excellent. Didn't see it coming. Nice and cozy for the season. Definitely going to read this one again! ❄☎️🧦

#comfysocks #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #20in4 #agathachristieclubr2

vivastory I almost read this one over the holidays 7mo
Ruthiella Christie is my go-to comfort read. ☺️ 7mo
Amiable Love your socks! 🙂 7mo
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but the wordiness got in the way. It was so delightful in parts; in others, I felt like the wittiness took away from the story. An enjoyable end to my festive reading.

#wintergearup #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #20in4 #netgalley

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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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I spent some time getting to know my local little free libraries dropping off some festive reads I enjoyed this month, but probably will not revisit. I want to put one in my yard so badly!

My oldest really wanted to build a snowman, but the snow was too soft. Luckily, he accepted my mini snowman and festooned him with wet leaves and sticks.

☃️📚🎄

#snowman #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

Bookjunkie57 I want to put one in my yard too but the HOA won‘t let me. 😞 7mo
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With just over 4 hours to go on #20in4, and only 2 hours left to squeeze my last read into #WinterGames2021, I thought I'd quickly throw up this review. A delightful collection of stories pwrfect for the season. Would definitely recommend as a great gift! ❄🎄☃️

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Happy New Year, Littens! I hope your holidays have been lovely ones. I'm so happy to have y'all in my life! You make my days brighter. This is me and my mom at our family party. I'm so happy we can get together this year!!! ❤💚🤍

#ringinthenewyear #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

Kdgordon88 Happy New Year! 🎆 7mo
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Jemgirl2014 Happy New Year!!!! ❤ 7mo
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Kimzey Happy New Year! 🎊 7mo
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 7mo
Cupcake12 Happy new year 🥳 7mo
Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Happy new year 🎊 💫 7mo
Gissy Happy New Year to you, your mom and your family!🎉🎊🍾🥂 7mo
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