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The Animators | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Amiable I loved this book! 👍🏼 9h
mcctrish @Amiable me too 💙💛❤️ 9h
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I just wanna read all day 💚but I do have to go grocery shopping so meal planning, reading, shopping is my plan for the day. Oh and seeing who else is reading with me and following them and liking their posts 🤣

4thhouseontheleft I hope you enjoy The Testaments! I loved it. 3d
Melismatic I know that feeling 😂🤗 3d
mcctrish @4thhouseontheleft so far so good ( I‘m having a bit of déjà vu because I saw the #atwoodlive show on Tuesday and the first bits were read during it, I‘m hearing the actors/readers voices in my head now) 3d
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mcctrish @Melismatic the struggle is real 🤣 3d
ReadingSusan I want to read all day today so I spent the extra $5 to pick up my groceries. 3d
mcctrish @ReadingSusan you are SMART!!!! 3d
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Today felt like summer; no alarm, no make up, all meals outside, read ( finished) crawdads in the sun, hung laundry on the line and took a hike around the ponds not far from our house with my husband to keep the feeling of the book going a bit longer. A perfect day

Melissa_J Sounds like a lovely day 😊 3d
mcctrish @Melissa_J it has been and now I‘m watching season 3 of Handmaid‘s Tale 3d
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LeahBergen Perfect day! 💕💕 3d
mcctrish @LeahBergen here‘s hoping Sunday is a repeat 🙏🏻😂 3d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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#atwoodlive it was so awesome to see this tonight! It was much more than I expected. Aunt Lydia reading 💚and seeing how much MA likes Ann Dowd 💚and vice versa. My book comes tomorrow

Aimeesue I'm so very very jealous! I wanted to go, but decided I probably shouldn't spread this awful cold to other Atwood lovers. Maybe it'll be available to steam at some point? Here's hoping. Glad you got to enjoy it though! 7d
mcctrish @Aimeesue I hope it is available to stream too, the audio was wonky to start and I missed some of the introduction 7d
Graciouswarriorprincess I saw it too! I agree amazing especially the readers and interviewer! 6d
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Creepy, sad, smart and sinister. So many books are about the importance of a tribe but what if you don‘t have one, what if a ‘tribe‘ isn‘t your thing? Bunny is bizarre, part magical, part savage, part sweet, part harsh. It‘s compelling.

LeahBergen Great review! 1w
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Having to drink hot coffee this morning, where the hell has summer gone ☹️

monalyisha Right?! Not ready! 1w
mcctrish @monalyisha it‘s always winter #notfair 😆 1w
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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When your bookmark matches your book #winning

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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School begins tomorrow. Good bye summer holidays

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It‘s a beautiful last day of summer vacation. This book is all kinds of wonderful. I am not a big non-fiction fan. I want to lose myself in a story and a lot of non-fiction does not sweep me away. This book swept me up and sucked me in and held up a mirror too. ❤️

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I need to work on creating this space ( with some people) so I respond instead of react ( and then replay it over and over in my brain at 4 am)

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Thx to Littens posting about this, I am loving it. I‘m trying not to inhale it too fast and spend some time reflecting on my own self while I read

Ashley_Nicoletto This is a fantastic book. 3w
mcctrish @Ashley_Nicoletto it so is and it‘s so hard to slow myself down 3w
KathyWheeler I‘m reading it right now too and really like it. 3w
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irre Just finished it. So great. 3w
mcctrish @irre that is so great to hear 🎉 3w
mcctrish @KathyWheeler yay, how far are you in? I‘m starting ch 17 3w
KathyWheeler @mcctrish I‘m starting chapter 18, so we‘re about in the same place. 3w
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Happy #nationalredwineday🍷the blurb on this book say it‘s a grown up version of Harriet the Spy, and I suppose that‘s true. Isabel Spellman and her extended family own and operate a PI business. They appear to be quite successful at it while being completely dysfunctional as a family. There are quite a few twists and laugh out loud moments. I‘m thinking I have a new series to read

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The blurb for this said “if you loved Harriet the Spy” 🙋🏻‍♀️

Bklover Well clearly I‘m going to have to read it then!!! 3w
mcctrish @Bklover exactly my feeling too 3w
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Reading this and binging The Handmaid‘s Tale at the same time has been seriously intense. I loved how this novel flipped between different timelines and voices. I also loved how books were a refuge to all the key female characters

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Red Is Best | Kathy Stinson
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1. I, too, think red is the best colour
2. Lisbeth Salander in The Girls with a Dragon Tattoo ( I need a way more varied diet and I am less intense 😆)
3. Another glass of wine 4. @JenniferP @Howard_L @Jnnlb #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

KarenUK I love your answer to number 3. 😂 4w
Eggs 🤗👏🏻👍🏼📚💗 4w
mcctrish @KarenUK honestly I don‘t really have sweet tooth so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Have FINALLY started watching the show ( finished first season last night) that I have let pile up in my DVR for a couple of years 😞I bought this gorgeous graphic novel to read in tandem and jog my memory of the story. My husband is rereading his paperback from school. Part of me wants to have it all done when I see Margaret on September 10th but another part wants it never to be over ❤️

Leftcoastzen The show is amazing, I have to pause sometimes as it‘s so intense. 4w
marleed I recently watched all 3 seasons - in 2.5 weeks! Love it! 4w
mcctrish @Leftcoastzen yes sometimes I am all” let‘s watch another, let‘s watch another” but then it‘s “yep, I‘m good “ the end of season 1 or start of season 2 was a doozy episode 4w
mcctrish @marleed well done, that could be us 4w
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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Helen Oyeyemi writes a crazy mix of fairy tale and real with a fluid time line so it seems like an old fashioned present day. She is gifted with words, some images of the rat catcher stayed a bit too long in my mind. I enjoyed all of the characters and the different view points of Boy, Snow and Bird. I‘m even more disappointed about Gingerbread now 🤣

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The Plus One | Sarah Archer
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Despite what the blurb on the cover said, I did not fall in love with this book. The main character was awkward socially, fine, wanted to please her mom, fine, sucked at dating, fine, but it went on too long and wrapped up too fast

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The Plus One | Sarah Archer
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Taking a break from “boy, snow, bird “ with this light read that came in on my library hold list. The dedication is to someone with my son‘s name ❤️

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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I‘m wearing my Snow White bracelet ( my first princess love ) while I start this

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have this one but haven't read it yet. Curious what you'll think of it. 1mo
mcctrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have read Gingerbread which was weird and wild and I really had to focus and persevere. I‘m hoping this is easier 1mo
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Aimeesue This one definitely has an easier to follow plot than Gingerbread. This and Mr. Fox are my favorite Oyeyemis. 1mo
LA_Mead I really liked Gingerbread. It was a bit confusing, but I thought maybe that‘s because I‘m up all night with a baby lol 1mo
mcctrish Thank you @gradcat 1mo
mcctrish @Aimeesue that is good to hear 🎉I was really excited for Gingerbread but I honestly felt like I should be on hallucinogenic drugs to fully understand it 1mo
mcctrish @LA_Mead I did like parts of it ( and I loved the cover) but I felt like I had to work to hard to get it. I bet it would make a great movie though 1mo
JulietBooks 👍 1mo
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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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What an amazing story! I loved the Hawaiian history and learning/understanding more about Leprosy/Hansen‘s Disease but mostly I loved Rachel

Amiable I loved this book, too 👍🏼 1mo
mcctrish @Amiable I feel like we should celebrate it with a trip to Hawaii 1mo
Amiable @mcctrish I‘m on board with that! Aloha! ✈️ 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this too. I need more Hawai‘ian reads. That culture just grabs me like it was my own. 1mo
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This Is Where I Leave You | Tropper, Jonathan
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How awesome is it that I get #poutinepenpals mail with a BOOK in it on #nationalbookloversday 🎉so AWESOME! Thank you so much @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Danielle I can‘t wait to read it

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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Using my bookmark from Hawaii while reading a book set in Hawaii #nailedit #winning also excited to read this because it‘s a book that has been recommended to me by every book generator ever. But had never heard of it beyond that 🤷🏻‍♀️

Megabooks It‘s really good! 1mo
mcctrish @Megabooks I am really enjoying it so far. I really don‘t understand leprosy 1mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m working on this one too. 1mo
mcctrish @CouronneDhiver we can be reading sisters 👯 1mo
CouronneDhiver Sounds great 👍🏽 1mo
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A perfect book to finish on #nationalsisterday the story follows to very different sisters in their lives, the oldest Emily, driven, focussed, successful and part of a tech start up and Jess a dreamer, a philosophy grad student and eco-warrior. Some wonderful messages inside this story of family and love and passions.

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Saturday night.

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Wondering if book mail made it to you?

LA_Mead Yes!!! Thank you so much— it‘s lovely :) sorry for the delay—we‘ve been up north for a bit and only came back last night :) 1mo
mcctrish Oh no worries, I was afraid it hadn‘t made it to you 1mo
mcctrish ☺️ 1mo
mcctrish And Chapters hides the cards in the book so I worry people think why did I get a random book 🤣 1mo
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Book club day 🎉

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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@KarynGood #poutinepenpals I wanted to let you know I used my birthday gift card to preorder this book and I‘ve bought tickets to see Margaret Atwood speak on the release day. I‘m so excited and I wanted to say thank you again for your thoughtfulness 😘

Birdsong28 I will be going to this myself can't wait!!! 📚📖 2mo
mcctrish @Birdsong28 not to wish away summer but neither can I (edited) 2mo
KarynGood You are SO welcome! And what a great idea! I will have to look into seeing it too! 2mo
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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So excited to find this in my mailbox! Thank you @PurpleyPumpkin for this awesome birthday gift 😘#poutinepenpals are all kinds of awesome

mcctrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Daniele it‘s just so exciting 😱😊 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😁💖💖💖 I know what you mean! 💖💖💖💖😁 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yay, so glad you got it! And sorry it was late, oops. Enjoy!💜 2mo
mcctrish @PurpleyPumpkin I like to think of July as my birthday month 🤣so no gift is late 2mo
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Starting this by my fancy reading pool. It‘s a second hand book sale treasure and I‘d not heard of it before I picked it up at the sale. So far I‘m quite enjoying it

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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What an absolute stellar retell of Pride & Prejudice! It‘s was modern and captivating and a bit turned on it‘s head. If you are a Jane Austen fan, this book is a must ❤️ it‘s also a wonderful story about immigrating to Canada and the ups and downs of that. If I was a high school English teacher I‘d be all over this

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Happy Birthday | Robyn Reid
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Look at all the #poutinepenpals mail ❤️ thank you so much @BookishTrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @teebe such a treat to come home to these thoughtful cards and gifts

BookishTrish Happy Belated! Xo 2mo
mcctrish Thank you @BookishTrish I‘m pushing for Good Omens in one of my book clubs 2mo
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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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It‘s a perfect reading day and night. I love cottage life

ReadingRachael Me too! I‘m excited as I‘m leaving for the cottage on Saturday.....trying to decide what books to bring 😂 2mo
mcctrish @ReadingRachael all of them 🤣 2mo
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Two parallel stories involving young adults in the media‘s eye ( cross hairs more like). Ava, whose 2 dads move them to Nova Scotia to be a part of a reality show and Mags, who fights to escape poverty and sexual and physical abuse have stories that intersect and overlap. I can‘t believe how I flew through this story. ❤️

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Awesome! This is our book club's choice!! Can't wait to get to it. 2mo
mcctrish @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I bought it because I am going to see the author talk about her first book ( we‘re all in this together) in Toronto and there will be a time for book signing 🎉 2mo
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My reading spot today

Andrew65 😍😍😍😍 2mo
mcctrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego it‘s perfect today, breezy, quiet, water is cool enough to cool you off 2mo
mcctrish @Andrew65 it really is beautiful, I‘m thankful my in laws let us come up 2mo
Andrew65 @mcctrish It looks a truly wonderful spot. 2mo
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Reading while we drive to the cottage

wanderinglynn That looks delicious! 😋 2mo
suzisteffen !! I love it. Better be maple glazed under the sprinkles. 😂🇨🇦 2mo
mcctrish @wanderinglynn it was sweet and crunchy 🤣 2mo
mcctrish @suzisteffen that would have been perfect 👌🏻 2mo
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Signs of summer. I‘ve bought more books 🤦🏻‍♀️ next week I‘m going to a @PenguinRandomCa book club in Toronto for We‘re all in this Together that I read a while ago and LOVED ( from the library) so I bought it ( book signing) and Amy Jones‘ new one to read RIGHT AWAY 😱

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Read in a day. Just love all the talk of books and happily ever after. ❤️

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Had me at ‘bookshop‘

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The River | Peter Heller
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This was so compelling, I couldn‘t put it down. A perfect summer read but maybe not while you are on a canoeing trip 🤣

Kappadeemom I loved this one! 2mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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Cheers to summer and reading

Megabooks 🥂 2mo
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To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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This was an impulse grab from the library because of Meg Wolitzer ( I loved The Interestings) and it‘s epistolary and the 2 letter writers are going/at camp so a perfect summer read. It is such a great book. The girls are perfect, smart, flawed, funny. There are events you see coming and you just want to close your eyes but others that you don‘t and leave you stunned. I cried at the end. How‘s that for a Young Reader ❤️

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To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Working on my charcuterie game to fuel my reading on hot summer nights

Aimeesue Mmmmmmmmmm! 2mo
AmyG That looks amazing 2mo
Tamra Nice!! 2mo
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mcctrish @Aimeesue @AmyG @Tamra I‘ve been following a company on Instagram that makes AMAZING and huge charcuterie platters and it has totally inspired me 2mo
Tamra @mcctrish my favorite kind of eating! 2mo
mom2bugnbee What is the Insta handle, please? I would love to follow! 2mo
sprainedbrain Oh yummmmm 😋 2mo
mcctrish @mom2bugnbee it‘s called The Grazing Ace ( thegrazingace) and it‘s in my city and drool worthy 2mo
mcctrish @sprainedbrain yes and perfect for hot weather when all you want to do is read 2mo
sprainedbrain @mcctrish I‘m going shopping to make myself a plate! 2mo
mcctrish @sprainedbrain great idea 2mo
mom2bugnbee @mcctrish Thank you! 😋 2mo
saresmoore Oh, yes, please. 2mo
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To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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I‘ve got 2 boys working away at summer camp so I have to read this ( and I love summer cuz I just grab one book after another ) #summerreadingrocks

Suet624 💕💕💕 2mo
mcctrish All the love right here @Suet624 2mo
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Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I loved this story. I admit to yelling out loud at characters to stop their stories. Beautiful. ❤️

Tamra What is that thirst quencher you have posted? 2mo
Viji I loved this book too and I also love your margarita, one of my favorite summer drinks! 2mo
mcctrish @Tamra it‘s a pineapple jalapeño margarita and it‘s a danger drink because I drink them faster than koolaid ? 2mo
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mcctrish @Viji two great loves of mine right now for sure 2mo
Tamra @mcctrish that sounds awesome! 2mo
BilboBookends Spicy cocktails are the best 🙌🏻 2mo
mcctrish Oh @BilboBookends they sure are 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Home from vacation and reading by my swanky pool 🤣 HUGE thanks to @sherryvdh for remembering my birthday & @KarynGood you are a sweetheart 😘 #poutinepenpals

JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool pool and cool book!👍🏽Enjoy!! 2mo
KarynGood Can‘t wait to hear what you think of the book! Stay cool! 2mo
marleed Love your pool! 2mo
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mcctrish @JanuarieTimewalker13 both of those things made for an absolutely lovely day 2mo
mcctrish @KarynGood I LOVED it ❤️ 2mo
mcctrish @marleed not bad for $10 ( I have debated about upgrading to a fancier inflatable one from Target) 2mo
marleed @mcctrish Haha. I just got home from Target. I was in the backyard section looking for a fly swatter. I was tempted to purchase a discounted wading pool! Btw, wrong section for a fly swatter! 2mo
Tamra Who cares about swanky, just cool feet! 😂 2mo
mcctrish @Tamra I sit in it too 😂but for sure it‘s easier to read with cool feet 2mo
mcctrish @marleed I‘m in Canada and I‘m seriously thinking about a cross border shopping trip this week ( especially since discounts are in order ❤️) 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Excellent. Happiness is never too far away🌻🌞 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Reading while my husband drives 🎉

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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Once upon someone here recommended this after I‘d finally read Lord of the Flies. Thank you because I loved it! It‘s ridiculous and hilarious and has a great grrrl powered message.

LibrarianRyan Doesn't it read like you are watching reality TV with commercials and everything! 2mo
mcctrish Yes @LibrarianRyan exactly 2mo
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