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marshallgal81

Joined June 2018

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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Finally getting a chance to read this one!!

Loved “One of Us is Lying” so I cannot wait to dive into McManus second release. 🙌🏻📚🤗

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Wow. Just wow. That one exhausted me!

But I absolutely loved it!!!! 🙌🏻

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks

Just so y‘all know....I do not trust anyone in this book. Seriously. No one.

Also this is amazing and I‘m glad I‘m reading it.

But for my sanity...everyone in this is bad. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Next up!

So excited about this one! I‘ve heard amazing things about it! 📚❤️😊

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Loved this one! Darcey is such a great MC and Tom...well....we all deserve a Tom in our lives. 😍

“The Hating Game” is still my favorite by this author but “99 Percent Mine” did not disappoint!

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Just starting this one today!! So excited..I loved “The Hating Game” so I have high hopes for this one. ❤️📚😊

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
Bailedbailed

So disappointed. First pick of 2019 that I DNF.

This book was just boring to me. Drawn out like Spinning Silver but at least with Spinning Silver there were MPOV whereas with this one it was full of descriptions that did not draw me into the world.

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Next up! “Uprooted” which is a retelling of my childhood favorite “Beauty and the Beast” 😍

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Keeper of the Lost Cities | Shannon Messenger
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This is definitely Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings. I just adore the MC, Sophie, she is adorable and so brave. I can‘t wait to see her character development.

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Keeper of the Lost Cities | Shannon Messenger
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Up next! Starting the first in this series. Heard amazing things about it and I‘m anxious to get started! ❤️📚🤗

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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
Mehso-so

Babies. Affairs. Drama.

This was enjoyable enough but little cliche in some parts. And be prepared for A LOT of drama.

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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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Next up!! Slowly working my way through my current library haul!

Been looking forward to reading this one. Suspense books are my everything right now! 📚🤓❤️

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Very quick read! Think “The Girl on the Train” meets “Rear Window.”

I figured out half of the mystery quickly but the ending does not disappoint. Anna is a great MC and for me, I like her more than Rachel from “The Girl on the Train” which says a lot.

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Next up I‘m finally getting to read this one!

I‘ve heard such great things about it. Can‘t wait to get started. 😊

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Such a fun read!!!

Much like the first Harry Potter, easy to read and follow. I‘m hoping the author will grow with her readers as Rowling did.

And the MC, Morrigan...oh my gosh!! I just want to protect her from all the bad things! She is precious. ❤️

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Finally starting this one! Almost 90 pages in and I‘m loving it!!

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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So the first time I read this, in 2010, I didn‘t enjoy it. Decided to give it another try after hearing how great the whole Shadowhunters series is and I‘m glad I did! Really enjoyed this one the second time around!

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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Oh. My. Gosh.

Loved this one!!! Stevie is a modern day Nancy Drew and I‘m so here for it!!! Need the 2nd one ASAP!

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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Twenty pages in and I‘m already loving it. ❤️

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I enjoyed it. The battle between fire and ice did remind me of Game of Thrones though. Especially with the Winter King.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

This has been a slow read for me! It took around 100 pages for me to really get into this one.

Have you read it? Thoughts? I‘m over halfway down now and hoping to finish tonight! ❤️📚🤓

Butterflyamore I‘m reading it but not really enjoying it. I‘m on the border of bailing. Did you finish? Was it worth it? (edited) 7mo
marshallgal81 @Butterflyamore I finished it and in the end I thought is was definitely worth it. Her writing style is drawn out, much like Russian authors, but I think the storyline is worth it. 7mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Next up for my 48 hr borrow-a-thon! This is my first Naomi Novik book and I cannot wait to start!!

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Oh. My. Goodness.

Dark, twisty, and freaking awesome goodness.

I can‘t wait to read the sequel!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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4 hours into borrow-a-thon and I‘ve read 194 pages so far. Over halfway done with this one and let me just say .... I do not trust anyone! 😡 And Sophie...😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black

7PM means it‘s time for #BorrowAThon !!! I‘m dedicating the next 48 hrs to my library TBR pile in the hopes of getting several books knocked out this weekend! And it‘s perfect because Winter Storm Harper is heading my way so I would rather read anyways! 😊

If you are on IG add me (ukbookbrat) and if you are able to join in for all or part of it let me know!

📚❤️🤗

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Tea ✔️ Books ✔️ Filming intro video to YouTube ✔️

If you haven‘t checked out my blog and YouTube channel please do!! 🤗❤️📚

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So I‘m doing a thing! Well, a few things actually!

Check out my latest blog post for info on my upcoming #BookTube channel and a #readathon I‘m hosting that starts tomorrow! ❤️🤗📚

Link to blog in my profile!

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Winter Storms | Elin Hilderbrand
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No weekend plans?? Love to read??? Then join a 48 hour read-a-thon this weekend! Winter Storm Harper is heading my way so I figured I would knock out my library TBR pile! Also, I‘m launching a BookTube channel this weekend as well. 🤓

If you want to take part for all or part of this WS Harper read-a-thon then comment below! 🤗❤️📚

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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OH MY STARS! I loved this one! And I‘m pretty proud of myself for figuring out Simon and Janae but...Jake?!? Did. Not. See. That. Coming.

Definitely a treat for anyone who loved PLL and Breakfast Club. 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻

jenniferajanes Yes! Great twists and turns! It was hard to put down when I had to adult! 😂🤩 7mo
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Pretty Little Liars meets Breakfast Club.

How did I not know about this one before now?!? 🤦🏻‍♀️

50 pages in and I‘m already prepared to be up late tonight because I have to know WHO DID IT!! 🤓

jenniferajanes Just finishing it up on audio. I have listened every spare moment. Definitely need to know who did it! 7mo
marshallgal81 @jenniferajanes I‘m 120 pages in and loving every minute of it! 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 🎉 Happy reading! It has a lot of twists and turns. 7mo
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marshallgal81 @jenniferajanes have you read her new book yet? 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 No, but it‘s on my wish list! Every time I see the title, the Pretty Little Liars theme song plays in my head. 🎶😂 7mo
marshallgal81 @jenniferajanes me too!!! I‘ve got it on hold from the library and hopefully I will be able to read it soon! 🤗 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 Let me know what you think! 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 Thanks! I‘ve got an Audible credit. Debating what to get.... 7mo
marshallgal81 @jenniferajanes on page 177 and I‘m almost convinced Simon set the whole thing up. 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 🤔 Keep reading and let me know what you think when you get it all straightened out. Use the “spoilers” feature to hide the comment from those who aren‘t finished reading yet. 😉 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗📚 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 And, the kids and I just spent our January Audible credit on Two Can Keep a Secret! 😉📚 7mo
marshallgal81 @Eggs thank you!!! 📚❤️🤗 7mo
marshallgal81 @jenniferajanes yay!!!! Let me know how it is!!! 🤗 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 I will when we listen to it! Wrapping up some other things first. 😊 7mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 I finished Two Can Keep a Secret today! It‘s another good one! 6mo
marshallgal81 @jenniferajanes awesome!!! I‘m 7 in line to get a copy from my library. I can‘t wait!!! 😊 6mo
jenniferajanes @marshallgal81 Woot! Let me know what you think after you finish it! 6mo
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Scarlet | Marissa Meyer
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OH. MY. STARS.

I am loving this series right now!!! Cinder is my absolute favorite character so far! I just adore the storyline and can‘t wait to continue with the next one! Must read!!!

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I see you mocking me #Goodreads but I just want to say I worked really hard to reach 5% completed!

Also, W&P might be the death of me. Just saying. 😭

greenhairdontcare Welcome to Litsy! 💚 7mo
marshallgal81 @greenhairdontcare thank you!!! 📚❤️🤗 7mo
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Scarlet | Marissa Meyer
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Next up! ❤️📚🤓

SassyBookworm Me too!!! I can‘t wait!!! Cinder was soooo good!! 7mo
marshallgal81 @SassyBookworm yes!!! I loved it!!! I‘m already 100 pages in and I‘m liking this one even more than Cinder. 🤗 7mo
JaclynW @marshallgal81 @SassyBookworm I loved Cinder too. I'm about to start Scarlett soon for #Booked2019. It's good to hear so much love for it. I'm excited! 7mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 7mo
marshallgal81 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks so much!!! 📚❤️🤗 7mo
TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy!❤📘 7mo
marshallgal81 @TheSpineView thank you!!! 📚💖😊 7mo
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Sense & Sensibility LP | Joanna Trollope
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So disappointed in this one. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Jane Austen is rolling over in her grave right now. So much was copied from the original and the author attempted to make it more “modern” by dropping in Twitter, Facebook, and iPad. It didn‘t work with the story at all. Disappointing read.

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Starting the #WarandPeace 2019 read along tonight! I have tea and the book...I think I‘m ready for this! 🤔

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Mere Christianity | C. S. Lewis
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Loved, loved, loved this one!!! So glad I chose this for the #Booked2019 prompt for #IrishAuthor !! If you haven‘t read this it is a must read as well as “The Great Divorce” Lewis was ahead of his time regarding theology and bringing together believers and non-believers. ❤️📚🤓

Cinfhen Wow!!!! How many prompts is that already!?!? 🙌🏻💕 7mo
marshallgal81 @Cinfhen 5 out of 6! Just need #FemaleDetective to be done for this season. The book I choose isn‘t out till the first week of February though! 😭 7mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! That‘s really impressive 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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marshallgal81 @Cinfhen awe thanks!!! I‘m trying to start the new year out strong! We shall see how long it lasts! 🤣 7mo
4thhouseontheleft Wow! You are ✔️ ✔️✔️ them off quickly! 7mo
marshallgal81 @4thhouseontheleft only one more prompt left! Female detective and then I‘ll be done. I feel accomplished...at least for now! 🤣 7mo
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Mere Christianity | C. S. Lewis

I simply adore this man! So much of what he says is common sense but the way he explains/writes makes you think. So happy I chose this for #IrishAuthor prompt for #Booked2019 ! 📚🤓❤️

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Mere Christianity | C. S. Lewis
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Starting my 5th book of the year! #Booked2019 prompt for #IrishAuthor and another one that has been on shelf for a long time! Looking forward to this one. 🤗

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#Booked2019 read for prompt #NewtoYouAuthor

OH MY GOSH. This book cannot be over yet. I need the next installment now!!! One of my favorite new authors!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Cinfhen You‘re killing this quarter!!! You‘re on a roll 🎲🎲 7mo
marshallgal81 @Cinfhen 🤣 thanks!! I‘m also in a read along for War & Peace so I‘m trying to get these prompts done first. (And put off W&P! 😂) 7mo
Cinfhen I‘ve never read W&P 🥺I‘m too scared!!!! 7mo
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marshallgal81 @Cinfhen it‘s intimidating for sure!! But it‘s been on my TBR list for years so I‘m hoping I can make it! 🤓 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job and review!! ✔️👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
4thhouseontheleft I love this series so much! 7mo
marshallgal81 @4thhouseontheleft I‘m making myself wait and space them out a bit or else I would have already finished it! I loved that first one so much!!! 💖 7mo
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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#Bookhaul for today! So many holds becoming available from my #library is such a great problem to have!!! My resolution of using the library more and shopping less is working out great so far! #currentlyreading #amreading #bookworm

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Current and upcoming reads!

First time reading V.E. Schwab and I‘m so exited! This is for the #NewtoYouAuthor prompt! 📚🤓❤️

#booked2019
#libraryhaul
#warandpeace2019

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First: As a society, we are majorly screwed up. (I think this is a known fact but I wanted to reiterate it.)

Second: All of the landlords (slumlords) in this book should be in jail.

Third: All of the children depicted in this book need hugs, food, support and love immediately.

Fourth: Our welfare system ticks me off. And so do the people who try and scam the system.

Lastly: This should be required reading.

#Booked2019 #RelatedtoaPodcast

Cinfhen Thanks for that powerful and succinct review!!! 7mo
4thhouseontheleft This book is really popular amongst social justice groups where I live, I really need to get around to reading it! 7mo
marshallgal81 @Cinfhen so glad I chose this one for the podcast prompt! This is one that will stay with me for a long time. 7mo
marshallgal81 @4thhouseontheleft I can only imagine what the state of Wisconsin thought when this came out, especially Milwaukee. I‘m hoping he does a follow up book letting us know if any changes came from this and what happened to those depicted. 7mo
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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne

Watching “Goodbye Christopher Robin”

I‘ll never think of Winnie-the-Pooh or Christopher Robin in the same way again. 😭

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This book should be required reading.

It definitely has me checking my privilege at the door.

#Booked2019 #RelatedtoaPodcast prompt

4thhouseontheleft I‘ve heard so many great things about this book! 7mo
marshallgal81 @4thhouseontheleft 60+ pages in and I think it should be required reading for everyone. Highly recommend! 7mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is a must read. Can‘t wait to hear your final opinion 7mo
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Sense & Sensibility | Joanna Trollope
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One of my #NewYearResolutions is to visit the #library more and buy less! I thought that would be a problem till today...check out my library book haul! 🤓❤️📚

#bookhaul

Julsmarshall Great haul! 7mo
marshallgal81 @Julsmarshall thanks!!! 🤗❤️📚 7mo
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Next up for #Booked2019 reading challenge is Evicted. This one is for the #RelatedtoaPodcast prompt and another book that I‘ve been meaning to read forever!

#PodcastRelated

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Oh how I loved this book!!! I can‘t wait to read the next one. Cinder is definitely one of my all time favorite female characters!!! ❤️❤️❤️

This was read for #Booked2019 challenge - prompt #FairytaleRetelling

Cinfhen Yay!!! So happy you liked your #fairytaleRetelling - I‘ve already bailed on 2 😬 8mo
marshallgal81 @Cinfhen oh no!!! Which two did you try? 8mo
Cinfhen Boy, Snow, Bird and 8mo
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Cinfhen I still have 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I love the Lunar Chronicles! 8mo
marshallgal81 @4thhouseontheleft can‘t wait to read the next one!! 🤓 8mo
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Why did I wait so long to read this?!? 🤦🏻‍♀️ 100 pages in and I can already tell this will be a favorite of mine! So glad for the #Booked2019 challenge fairytale retold prompt for getting me to finally read this one!

Cinfhen Great!!! So glad u enjoyed this book!! 8mo
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Starting book #2 of the #Booked2019 challenge!

This one has been on my shelf forever!! So happy to finally start this series. I‘ve heard great things about it!

Prompt for fairytale retelling. 😊

Cinfhen Hope you like it....my bestie in NZ loves this one....right @Centique ?!?!!? 8mo
Centique @Cinfhen I DO love it! Yay for international book besties 😘 Hope you love it too. 🤞 8mo
AnneFindsJoy Enjoy! This has been on my shelf forever too.. 8mo
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marshallgal81 @Centique thank you!!!! I have a feeling I will love it!!! Been wanting to read this forever! 8mo
marshallgal81 @AnneFindsJoy are you reading this one for the fairytale retelling as well? #Booked2019 8mo
AnneFindsJoy I‘m going to be reading a book to finish off a series. It‘s based on Russian folklore. (edited) 8mo
marshallgal81 @AnneFindsJoy oh that series is on my TBR list as well!! 8mo
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First book read for the #Booked2019 challenge!

This was everything I didn‘t know I needed. It reminded me of coming home in the snow to a fireplace and feeling warmed from the outside to the inside. I just loved this so much.

Perfect read for a weekend with a blanket, fur baby and some hot chocolate. ❤️

Cinfhen Hi!!! I‘m guessing this is your #HappyPlace prompt ?!? If you can remember to tag the hosts it‘ll be easier and better for us to track your progress 😉 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft and me....welcome to #booked2019 8mo
marshallgal81 @Cinfhen just found you all last night on here. I‘m a newbie to Litsy. 😊 8mo
marshallgal81 @Cinfhen oh and yes! This is my #HappyPlace prompt 📚❤️🤗 8mo
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