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melissajayne
Booth | Karen Joy Fowler
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My #weekendreading plans; hope to finish one or two of these.

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Good News | Edward Abbey
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I got my date for my radiation treatments. I start Wednesday at noon and finish at the very latest on August 5. I‘m so glad that the end is in sight for my treatments.

BookwormM Good news hope it all goes well 3d
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Very simple plans for #20in4 #readathon:

📚Finish Booth and The Paper Palace
📚Get as much of A Promised Land completed

Since Friday is very likely a beach day for me, I will likely take A Promised Land with me.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3d
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This is my pick for #lmpbc I said I would pick historical fiction

TheKidUpstairs Ooh, good pick! I've been wanting to read this one. 5d
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Bluebird: A Novel | Genevieve Graham
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My reading for the weekend (actually reading for today, as tomorrow my sister is coming out for Father‘s Day) #weekendreading

Andrew65 Have a good reading weekend. 😊 1w
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melissajayne
Summer Heat | Carly Phillips
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#summerheat usually means going on some sort trip away either to a place like Victoria, BC or up into the mountains, going into Vancouver for the day, going on some picnics, going to Bard on the Beach and me getting burned at least once during the summer

Cinfhen The dreaded sunburn 🥵 is a sign of a good day outdoors!!!! Thanks for sharing your photos 😍 1w
BarbaraBB That nature is awesome! Such great places 😍 1w
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Onto part 3 #obamabuddyread Cancer treatments and surgery have really impacted my reading and probably will for the remainder of the year. Feeling tired from the cancer is worse than feeling tired from the treatments and surgery.

bthegood sending hugs -
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Chelsea.Poole So sorry you‘re going through this ♥️ 2w
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Bluebird: A Novel | Genevieve Graham
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1) 1920s Windsor, Ontario

2) The Royal Governess

3) Christmas Past by Brian Earl

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs 🤗📖🙏🏻 2w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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#newbooks that I have purchased. My Anne set is almost 30 years old and I don‘t know where the first two books are. #bookmail #bookhaul

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Tuesday's Child | Louise Bagshawe
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1) Anyone can be a writer, but I feel that in order to be an author, you need to be published.

2) No and no.

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1) Goodreads, StoryGraph, Bookly, iReaditNow HD, Reading List, Litsy, LibraryThing, Libby, Audible, Kobo Books
2) everything up until Litsy I use several times a day, Libby and Kobo are used for ebooks and use them infrequently. LibraryThing I don‘t use a lot of but have a lifetime membership and use Audible very infrequently.
3) Bookly because you can track how much time you spent reading and can also⬇️

#sundayfunday

melissajayne see how long it will take you to finish your book based on how much you read for how long you read for. 2w
ozma.of.oz I will definitely have to look into Bookly! Thank you for sharing! 💛 2w
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#bookreport Finished one book this week and that was for my book club meeting yesterday.

#weeklyforecast Plan on working on these other books this coming week and having a couple of them fully completed this week.

Cinfhen Hope you‘re feeling better and getting your strength back. You have some great books on your forecast!! I really enjoyed 2w
melissajayne @Cinfhen it really depends on the day; just have to pace myself. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My plans for #joysofjune are to:

Finish:
📚 Booth
📚 The Duke and I
📚 The Paper Palace

Work on:
📚A Promised Land
📚The Verge

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 2w
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Pickpick

4.75⭐️ I managed to squeak this book in time for my book club meeting tomorrow afternoon. While it isn‘t my top favourite book in the series, I still enjoyed the book for the most part and liked the continued transition of Harry and his friends from children into young adults. #2022 #fiction #harrypotter #fantasy #reread #youngadult #bookreview#bookstagram

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melissajayne
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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A little over a week into the #bigjunereadathon and I have already read more than I read in May by 5 hours. Still feeling tired from chemo and surgery recovery (a lot chemicals were pumped into my body between the chemo drugs and the anesthesia that I was given for my surgery in April), but I am gradually recovering. Cancer truly sucks.

AmyG Hope you feel better soon. Yes, it beyond sucks. 2w
Clwojick Feel better soon 💛 Great job on your reading hours! (edited) 2w
PaperbackPirate Sending get well wishes! 💙 2w
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Summerland: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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My summer selections are:
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🍦
🗺
🏮
#thoughtfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 😎 3w
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melissajayne
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1. 👓⚡️☠️🧹🐡🏃‍♂️🏆⚰️

2. A Gentleman in Moscow

3. I think a 3.25⭐️

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs 👏🏻📚⭐️ 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1) I think that it does, but it‘s hard to say that it reflects the story

2) The cover didn‘t reflect my decision to read the book

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3w
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#bookreport
Didn‘t finish anything this week

#weeklyforecast
Still working on Goblet of Fire for my book club meeting on Saturday

Need to start on The Diamond Eye, as it‘s a two week loan from the library. I also need to work on The Duke & I and A Promised Land and start The Verge

Cinfhen I‘ve been seeing great reviews for this book 3w
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melissajayne
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goal is to read more this month. I don‘t know how much energy I will have once I start radiation in the next couple of week (got my three tattoo marks). I read about 13 hours last month and I am aiming for 50 hours. I am also aiming to get A Promised Land completed.

#bigjunereadathon

Clwojick Great goals! Good luck! 🌼✨ 4w
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Untitled | Untitled
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🌙 The Happy Color app and holding my baby blanket when anxious and listening to podcasts.

🌙 It depends on the book and if I need to get it done, otherwise not these days.

🌙 I need it total quiet to sleep

#thoughfulthursday

Texreader Bless you. I have a “baby blanket” too (I‘m almost 54 years old). How nice to hear I‘m not the only one. 4w
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Aaron's Hair | Robert Munsch
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Hair continues to get longer. My mom noticed on Tuesday while waiting for my radiation orientation to start that my curls are starting to come back in and I have noticed that the hair at the back is sticking up a bit and that there are a few patches that are longer than the rest of my hair (these indicate that I did have some hair left on my head at some point, not that I noticed). Got my radiation tattoos ⬇️

melissajayne and will start my radiation treatments within the next two weeks. I have also started Tamoxifen and I will take that for the next 5-10 years. I am slowly but surely recovering and in about 7 weeks, I will be done with all of my treatments (I‘m doing 5 weeks of radiation treatments because I am in the process of getting reconstruction done; I had the process started after my mastectomy). 4w
TrishB Best of luck for the remainder of your treatment and the future 😁 4w
Anna40 Wishing you a full recovery of body and soul! 4w
TheSpineView Hope the time goes fast and your recovery is swift! 4w
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melissajayne
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1) I haven‘t, sadly
2) Yes; I have bought a number of books that I had already read, at least four that I have read recently I have purchased: the tagged book, Longbourne by Jo Baker, The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow and The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen
3) A bit of all three, but mostly the synopsis

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 😊 4w
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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1) Not particularly

2) Tagged book

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Excellent choice!Thanks for playing! 4w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I‘m slowly getting back into my reading, but I‘m still recovering from chemo and surgery and my hormones are acting up (I believe I‘m going through menopause), but hopefully things will get better as I start radiation.

#bookreport #weeklyforecast

Cinfhen I‘m glad to hear you‘re on your recovery journey 💕sending much peace and strength your way. Hopefully your reading mojo will return to full force😊 1mo
PaperbackPirate 💙💪🏻 1mo
ozma.of.oz Sending good vibes! ❤️❤️ 1mo
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melissajayne
The Forgotten Room: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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1) I have, but I can‘t recall when I last did.
2) Tagged book
3) Probably something from the mid Victorian period until the cusp of the Great Depression

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Oh that would be a fascinating span of time! Thanks so much for posting! 💚 1mo
melissajayne @ozma.of.oz I think I had Violet Crawley on my mind after watching the new Downton movie for the third time. I can‘t imagine the sort of changes that one would see in that time period. 1mo
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1. The Duke and I and HP and the Goblet of Fire
2. The Personal Librarian (it‘s the only book I read for May)
3. To finish Goblet of Fire

#weekendreads

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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My #weekendreading books very much like my #24in4 books

Andrew65 Loved Anxious People, have a good weekend of reading. 1mo
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melissajayne
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My plans for #20in4 #readathon are to work on the Harry Potter book and Anxious People and to finish The Duke & I.

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you playing along. 😊 1mo
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melissajayne
The Persian Pickle Club | Sandra Dallas
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My #roll100 selections for June

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 1mo
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Beachcombers: A Novel | Nancy Thayer
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1) Kits Beach in Vancouver

2) it would probably be just myself

3) Somersby Apple Cider, egg salad sandwiches, Miss Vicki‘s Chips, Long John doughnuts

#thoughtfulthursday

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Aaron's Hair | Robert Munsch
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A bit more growth on the top but not enough to get away with not wearing a hat in the sun; I‘m currently sitting in the shade at the moment.

Tamra Yay! 🌞 1mo
CarolynM Looking good👍😘 1mo
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Enjoying an ice cream cone in a local park on a decent afternoon.

tokorowilliamwallace Yay for park visits! 1mo
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melissajayne
The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Mehso-so

3.5⭐️ I read it for a number of reasons, namely because I had heard about the subject of the novel on one of my numerous book podcasts. I thought the book was ok, despite the subject matter. #2022 #bookreview #bookstagram #historicalfiction #fiction #ebook #overbookedclub

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melissajayne
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My goals are to finish:

📚HP and the Deathly Hallows
📚The Personal Librarian
📚Booth
📚Anxious People

#marvellousmay #readathon

Andrew65 Good luck 😊 1mo
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Aaron's Hair | Robert Munsch
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Two months post chemo, hair is starting to come in fast; two weeks ago there was stuff there but not much, but I did ditch my head coverings that I had been wearing since November. Two months post chemo, hair is starting to come in fast; two weeks ago there was stuff there but not much, but I did ditch my head coverings that I had been wearing since November. ⬇️

melissajayne One month post surgery, I can move my left arm quite well to the point that I can wear shirts that aren‘t solely button-up. I am able to drive again, but have to do arm exercises to make sure I can move it without any sort of pain and am almost able to fully raise up my arm without any sort of pain. Radiation treatments should start soon. 2mo
Alfoster Woohoo! Sending virtual hugs!🥰 2mo
CarolynM Glad to hear you‘re making progress🙂 All the best to you💕 2mo
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Because the hair on my head is relatively thin (you can still see the skin on the top of my head), I need to wear hats this summer. And because the sun is starting to come out for longer periods of time, I need to protect it. So today I went to a local store and found these inexpensive hats (the total came to under $30). On my way back to my vehicle, I popped into the bookstore in the mall and found this book and got it for under $20. #newbooks

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Aaron's Hair | Robert Munsch
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My hair is starting to come back!! And I am starting to not wear a hat around the house and getting used to seeing my head again after it being covered with a beanie. I‘m planning on getting a swim cap for the beach or pool and a ball cap or two for being outside during the warmer months (my head has never been exposed in this way to sun and don‘t want to start burning it now).

BookwormAHN 💞 2mo
Blueberry 💚 2mo
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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My #roll100 for May

PuddleJumper Ooo interesting! 2mo
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Ugh!: A Bug! | Ned Crowley
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My time for the #readathon yesterday. It was just a day where everything seemed to conspire against me reading yesterday.

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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My #bookspinbingo list for May

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Happy #deweysreadathon day. First book that I will work on for today and today is the first time I have read a book since April 3. #readathon #24hrreadathon

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Good News | Edward Abbey
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I got really good news last week. My surgeon mentioned that the tumour in my left breast had shrunk to the size of a thumbnail and the margins were super clear and hadn‘t spread elsewhere and remained contained. The lymph node that had been tested in September was free of cancer and the other ones that were removed were also free of cancer. For all intensive purposes, according to my surgeon, I am cancer free. ⬇️

Chelsea.Poole Wonderful!!!! So happy for you! 💕 2mo
melissajayne I just have to do a bunch of radiation treatments and another surgery to replace the port and skin expander where my left breast once was to put in a breast prosthesis. 2mo
vivastory Congratulations 👏🎉 2mo
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AmyG Congrats! Wonderful news!!! 2mo
FantasyChick Amazing news!! Congrats to you. 😊😊 2mo
ravenlee What wonderful news! Congratulations! Such a big deal. 😍 2mo
MoonWitch94 What fantastic news! Congratulations 🎉 2mo
Sharpeipup What great news! 2mo
CarolynM That's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you💕 2mo
Alfoster Woohoo!👍👊❤️🍾 2mo
LeahBergen Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 2mo
fredamans That's amazing!!! Congrats!!! 2mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📚 2mo
phyhill That's awesome! 2mo
Anna40 ❤️ 2mo
Sparklemn Congratulations! 2mo
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Misplaced my copy of the book so I ordered a new copy of the book.

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My plans for #awesomeapril #readathon are to read the books pictured above. I may work on some others, but that is dependent on what I can finish in the next couple of days.

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Update: surgery went well. It was a day surgery procedure so I was home by 5:30 pm. My surgery lasted about 2 hours, was in recovery for about 90 minutes and in post op for about 6 hours before being discharged. I haven‘t read anything since Sunday evening, as I have been exhausted and can‘t really use my left hand yet, as I have a pillow under that arm at the moment. The pain is subsiding, helped by pain meds. #update

AmyG Wishing you an easy, quick recovery. 3mo
LeahBergen Heal well! ❤️ 3mo
TheKidUpstairs Glad surgery went well! Best wishes for a speedy recovery 💗 3mo
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Alfoster Heal quickly! 3mo
Sharpeipup Wishing you a full recovery! 3mo
BookwormAHN Glad it went well, I hope the recovery goes as smoothly 🍀 3mo
fredamans Speedy recovery! 3mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Just finished Apples Never Fall and didn‘t really like it.

Planning continuing A Promised Land, HP & the Deathly Hallows and Booth. I do plan on starting Fight Night this week, but that will depend on how I‘m feeling after my surgery on Monday morning

#weeklyforecast #bookreport

Cinfhen Good luck with your surgery 💚Sending you healing vibes 3mo
melissajayne @Cinfhen I‘m already home, but in a lot of pain 3mo
Cinfhen Sorry to hear that but glad you‘re home 💕Hoping the pain eases up quickly 3mo
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melissajayne
Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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Mehso-so

2.75⭐️ I thought the premise for the book was interesting, but by the end of the book I really didn‘t care for the family. I thought that the chapters that focused on the individual siblings were too long and found myself not really caring about the siblings. I thought that the chapters should have been shorter and the story shorter as a result. #2022 #fiction #contemporary #bookreview #bookstagram

KellyK Not my favorite either… too busy and very annoying. 🙄 3mo
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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My plans for #weekendreading is to finish Apples Never Fall and to work on HP & the Deathly Hallows and Booth