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mrsmarch

Joined September 2016

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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“I could never love anyone as I love my #sisters.” —Jo March #newphotos

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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mrsmarch I am finally ready to reflect on my experience with Kindred. It really took it out of me. I put a copy of this in the book, so we will never forget -- but I decided to share it here too, so we always remember. I am hiding it behind a spoiler in case it is upsetting, but all it is is a document -- a receipt for a bill of sale of a 23-year-old enslaved man named George. The horrors, & more, of _Kindred_ were real. #neveragain #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ 6d
IamIamIam A powerful message for an equally powerful book. 6d
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Marcus says this will be pickles. The recipe is for rum-pickled chilis, but I transformed 6 scotch bonnet peppers in to 6 mini Persian cucumbers 🥒 instead. #cookbooks

ValerieAndBooks That looks so good 🤤! 6d
MicheleinPhilly Probably a wise decision. I made his jerk sauce once and in addition to it being insanely spicy, I didn‘t wear gloves when I sliced the MANY scotch bonnets the recipe called for. For about a week any time I touched my face it was like ☄️☄️☄️☄️. 6d
mrsmarch @MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks Update, I tried one of the cucumber slices, quite piquant between the jalapeños and the rum alcohol because you don‘t cook the alcohol off per the recipe, but not too strong. I‘m going to put them in the refrigerator and have them cold later on — thinking as a condiment to a burger ?. 6d
MicheleinPhilly Oooh, that sounds fantastic! 6d
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Accidental Book Club | Jennifer Scott
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Hey #lmpbc #round6 #groupJ...some books I was thinking of for our swap. They‘re all under 300 pages, by women authors, two fiction and two nonfiction. I haven‘t read any of them before but they‘re all on my to-read! What do you think?

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Sward7 I‘m so excited to be a part of the group. I‘m on the road today but will spend time looking at these and proposing my options tomorrow. Thanks for getting us started. 2w
Fridameetslucy Me too - excited because I love writing in my books. Super good choices mismarch! Gingerbread is in my to read list already. I like the sound of murder in matera also. Let me think about others after the weekend. I have an unveiling to go to for a friends 20 year old daughter - hard sad weekend 2w
Sward7 So far I‘m liking Murder in Matera 2w
Sward7 So, I'm lame and don't know how to properly post. I need my daughter to teach me how to do a pic collage - but until she's home, I will have to post my recommendations here and see if one of you can help me out: The Huntress, The Thirteenth Tale, Thorn Birds, or Shell Seekers. These are the books I'd like to read and share - 2 contemporary fiction and two classics. I'm happy with any of the four.
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Lidia @mrsmarch I think I would like to read Murder in Matera ☺️ 2w
mrsmarch @Sward7 Wow! Those are all so long. 😰 I have to keep in mind that I‘m taking a class this summer and don‘t have a ton of free time. 1w
Sward7 Huntress (560 pages), The Thirteenth Tale (432 pages), Thornbirds (704 pages), Shell Seekers (656 pages). Yes, these are all novels with depth. With it being summer, I didn't realize we had a page limit. As a group do we want to establish different rules? What does everyone think?
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Sward7 @mrsmarch @Fridameetslucy @Lidia do we want to limit books to less than 300 pages? 1w
Lidia I would like to keep it in the 300 pages limit. I work long hours and I‘m not sure I can commit to finishing longer books. 1w
mrsmarch @Lidia @Sward7 @Fridameetslucy I‘d prefer keeping this book to one that‘s under 300 pages in hardcover — so under 325 or so in paperback (because of size, pbs are sometimes a smidge longer). 1w
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Complementing my reading of _Yes, Chef_ by getting this cookbook from the library. Turned in my coursework a day early and time to decompress before bed. 💤 💤

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay for finishing your work early! I think I saw that Chef Marcus is doing an Audible Original also. 2w
Tamra This has my go-to recipe for shiro wat! Yum, now I have a craving. 😋 2w
mrsmarch @Tamra I have a friend whose father was an Ethiopian immigrant, and she loves spicy food — if it is so spicy she cries she‘s at her happiest. And even SHE was flabbergasted at, like, the recipe for rum-pickled scotch bonnet peppers. I took a picture of the recipe calling for 6 of the peppers with caption “Marcus is out to kill us” and she responded “😳”. I could definitely rum-pickle some other veggie, though... 2w
Tamra @mrsmarch my children are Ethiopian hence my discovery of the cuisine. I adore spicy and that rush of endorphins is exhilarating, but no thanks to the Scotch Bonnets! 😅😂😜 (edited) 2w
Tamra Thanks to you I just sent my hubby out to buy injera. I‘m going to make Habasha food for dinner. Thank you! 👍🏾 2w
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The Rose Rent | Ellis Peters
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Brought to you by the letter R.... #alphabetbookishquiz

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We got invited to the local ice cream shop by the owners for a super-secret pre-season-opening ice cream.... 🍦 ☀️ 🌊

Schlinkles That‘s how you know you rank 😊 3w
mrsmarch @Schlinkles Owners‘ daughter/granddaughter is in my daughter‘s kindergarten class. I‘m lucky by association. 3w
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Genealogy Standards: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition | Board for Certification of Genealogists
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Week 4 Chapter 4

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Yes, Chef: A Memoir | Marcus Samuelsson
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Toddler fell asleep on way to Girl Scouts, so I‘m sitting in the car with the windows down listening to Yes, Chef while toddler sleeps and my Daisy is baking dog biscuits for the local animal shelter. #audible #audiobooking

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I can‘t let go of this book. I‘m rationalizing it to myself as the effect that adoption has on genealogical situations, and therefore it is pertinent to my studies. But it‘s also reinforcing to me that it has always been about policing women‘s bodies, and that if anyone tells my daughters what to do with their respective uteruses, I will fillet them alive.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I devoured Kindred, and then I cleaned the porch this weekend. Yes, this porch is clean. I even sprayed down, soaped up, rinsed, repeated, and then dried this area rug in the sun. I feel like I have so much to write about my experience with the book! #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ

CindyRene I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I wish my porch was clean. That rug looks great!! 3w
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RaimeyGallant Adorable. 4w
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Reading and sitting next to kindergartener as she does her weekly homework. Already on page 129! #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Squeezing in #lmpbc reading when and wherever I can. 53 pages already today. It‘s a release from reading about genealogy, but it‘s also all about genealogy and navigating the past, so I‘m reading it *as* a genealogist... #round5 #groupQ

CindyRene What a cool perspective to get to read from! & What a cool blessing for me to get to piggy bank on your knowledge! So looking forward to your notes 💜🤓!! 4w
CindyRene *Back not bank lol 4w
mrsmarch @CindyRene I had a visual of you putting little folded up pieces of paper containing knowledge in my toddler‘s translucent red plastic piggy bank, and it made TOTAL sense. 4w
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CindyRene @mrsmarch ❣️❣️❣️❣️ SO AWESOME!! I love that!! 4w
ValerieAndBooks I love genealogy! Hoping to get more active with it when I become an empty nester in the fall! I‘ve had this book stacked for a long time btw. 4w
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks I am in the DAR and I looooove lineage research! One morning I was having trouble getting out of bed and my husband said “Today‘s the day you get dead people” i.e. I had arranged daycare for my youngest so I could go to the library and read tax rolls on microfilm and I nearly leapt out of bed in excitement. 4w
ValerieAndBooks @mrsmarch awesome !! My grandmother was in the DAR and I have been meaning for years to join but life always got in the way — have actually been in touch with the local registrar and need to schedule a meeting with her to show her the info I have and then go from there. 4w
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks If your grandmother was a member, your path should be well-paved. I wish you luck. What‘s the chapter or the town? 4w
ValerieAndBooks Hopefully!! Her chapter was one she joined in Northern California back in the 70s when requirements might have been different. But she did a lot of on the ground genealogy And passed away before the internet really took off. The chapter I‘m currently in contact with is in West Chester PA. What about you? 4w
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks Boston MA. Boston Tea Party Chapter 1-009 MA. I‘m starting my second three-year stint as Registrar! You might have to fill in some blanks because yes, some things might be needed to bring an application up to today‘s requirements, but it shouldn‘t be onerous. Good luck!🍀 (edited) 4w
ValerieAndBooks That is really cool! My oldest graduated from Berklee College of Music last year (now in Nashville) - Boston is so full of history that I still haven‘t seen all of it! Now I know who on Litsy to discuss DAR stuff with 😊 4w
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks Oh yes, I‘m always here for DAR talk. 🌟 3w
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Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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#rachelreadslesmis I am officially at the 50% mark. Pic on the left, my 5 (nearly 6) year old three years ago. Pic on the right, 2 1/2 year old this past weekend. #Sisters?

kspenmoll Undoubtedly!!!!❤️ 1mo
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Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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#Rachelreadslesmis on the beach behind the house

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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CindyRene 😁😁😁📚 1mo
AnneFindsJoy And Kindred is on its way to you, should arrive around the 28th as well :) 1mo
mrsmarch @AnneFindsJoy It arrived yesterday!! 4w
AnneFindsJoy 👍 Glad it arrived timely! Happy reading! 4w
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Me: “I need a notebook to do end of chapter activities in my textbook.”

Also Me, vacuuming upstairs: “Oh look! The notebook from @Schlinkles I was saving for something special!”

I suppose this is a special occasion!

Schlinkles I think it sounds like the perfect occasion! 1mo
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Genealogy Standards: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition | Board for Certification of Genealogists
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Assigned reading 📖
In the sun ☀️
With Bun 🐰

#dogsoflitsy

AmyG 💕 1mo
sblbooks How adorable, he's sticking his tongue out at you🐕 1mo
mrsmarch @sblbooks I didn‘t even notice that I caught her with her tongue out! What a silly dog! 1mo
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Yes, Chef: A Memoir | Marcus Samuelsson
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#pick3 Is anyone here *not* going into pick books?

GypsyKat Books are life! 🙌📚 1mo
alisonrose 🍫📚 🍵 (that‘s supposed to be tea although I don‘t drink green tea, but oh well....we need a teapot emoji!) 1mo
Gezemice Same! 1mo
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Genetic Genealogy in Practice | Blaine T. Bettinger, Debbie Parker Wayne
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Here‘s a phlox from my garden. Today I turned in my 1st assignment for my course in genealogical research. 1 week down, 14 to go. I cried twice, threw up once, nearly gave up, but didn‘t. I know a lot of you have done more or worked harder, but I‘m in a real stressed-out panic about this course. I used to be one of the best students in my classes, college made me feel lowly & fuzzy-headed. Still had magna cum laude but felt like an idiot. 👇🏻

mrsmarch Long story short, I‘m going to be panicking a lot and crying and throwing up all summer, and leaning on my Littens for support. 1mo
QuietlyLaura Don‘t be so hard on yourself. We believe in you! You got this! 🙂💕 1mo
DGRachel {{hugs}} 💖 1mo
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Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650 | Richard Annis, Christopher Gerrard, Anwen Caffell, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard
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Did one thing! On to the next!

CindyRene Very awesome!! 1mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏👏 1mo
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That really perverse moment when you‘re like “oh I need a quick palate cleanser” and this is what you pull off the shelves. #onbrand

tpixie 🥳♥️🥳 1mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Done. Just in time for me to start my online class on Wednesday with a relish. I could almost go for an immediate re-read.... #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ

Meaw_catlady I‘m glad you loved it! 1mo
mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady My minivan unlocks itself when I touch the door handle — it makes me think of the Bentley. 1mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I have a very Mayflower-esque Litfluence.

BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 2mo
Dragon 👍😀🎉 2mo
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Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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Makeup removed: ✅
Dishwasher filled and running: ✅
Items for tomorrow‘s DAR meeting: located ✅
Evening wear hung up for next month: ✅
Time to crawl in bed with my little people, steal some snuggles, and read a couple serial issues of Les Mis. #rachelreadslesmis

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Sitting in the driveway finishing my audiobook after an evening‘s work at Eastern Star. #audiobooking

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Look what arrived! 👀 #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ

CindyRene Woo hoo 💥💣 !! 2mo
AnneFindsJoy 🙌 and Kindred arrived here just in time for some weekend reading 🙌 2mo
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Do I know any Gryffindors? My husband was at a garment resale store today and picked something up but it‘s not my House...so I‘m willing to mail! #gryffindor #hp #hogwarts

mrsmarch Update: He can‘t tell red from black? It was a black and yellow skinny scarf. #hufflepuffafterall #hufflepuff4lyfe 2mo
trueisa4letterword This was a journey 2mo
mrsmarch @trueisa4letterword I also apparently don‘t have any friends who are Gryffindors? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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A clip from a Time article on the origins of Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Women (and girls) have to actively lift up other women (and girls). It‘s not a competition. If we don‘t help each other, they‘ll tear us apart. http://time.com/4753128/take-your-our-daughters-to-work-day-history/

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I have one chapter of the tagged book left. My pinky finger has been in utter agony since last week, and getting to the point I can‘t straighten it for pain, so my husband buddy-taped it to its neighbor. This disturbed Bunny immensely. So she sat her 52 lb fluffy butt in my lap on the kitchen floor. #dogsoflitsy #mymomma #notyourmomma

Crazeedi It's crazy how they know when we arent feeling good!!🐶❣ 2mo
mrsmarch @Crazeedi She was like “Dad, what are you doin to my momma?” She was legit entering worried-protector mode. 2mo
Crazeedi @mrsmarch I get it, my puppy and even my kitties are sensitive to my pain🐶😻 2mo
Leftcoastzen Hope your finger is better soon! Cute pup! My four leggeds always act like nurses when I hurt. 2mo
mrsmarch @Leftcoastzen My old lady dog, who passed away in 2017, quite literally nursed me back to functionality if not health when I had severe postpartum depression/anxiety. She perfected the bossy look and gentle but firm “boof” noise to get me moving. 2mo
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MoonWitch94 So, so true!!!! 2mo
Texreader Very nice reminder 2mo
Eggbeater I needed this message today. 2mo
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mrsmarch @Eggbeater 💜💜💜 2mo
kspenmoll ❤️ 2mo
smolgaysnowbazshipper Thank you. 1mo
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Now that I have your attention .... (a Zebra 🦓 Dome from Animal Kingdom Lodge & a peach 🍑 dump cake recipe I tried my hand at) I just realized that with the mailing off of the tagged back, I‘m halfway through this round of #lmpbc! It‘s my first experience and I‘m really enjoying it so far. What would my group companions say to continuing with the group another round? I‘m taking a class over the summer that will probably cut in to my leisure 👇🏻

mrsmarch reading time significantly. But it‘s fun exploring new books with friends! #groupQ (edited) 2mo
Meaw_catlady I wouldn‘t be opposed ! I have so many new books I need to get to and would love to share! 2mo
Kayla.Adriena OoooOooo Animal Kingdom Lodge! Did you stay there for the duration of your Disney trip? I wanna go to Disney so bad so I'm trying to get as much advice before I go as I can! 2mo
mrsmarch @Kayla.Adriena My in-laws have a condo in Kissimmee not far from the parks. But it‘s no cost to visit the Lodge with the family, and see the animals and of course spend $ at the shops. The zebra domes are flavored with amarula liquor, which is delicious. $4.29 for 4 cakes! Great deal! (edited) 2mo
CindyRene That sounds great!! I would love to keep going in our awesome group q 😁! 2mo
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Book mail!

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BookNAround Cutest mail person I‘ve ever seen. 2mo
CindyRene So precious!! 💜 2mo
AnneFindsJoy Awww she is adorable! 🐣 2mo
Meaw_catlady Aw!! Great outfit! 💕 2mo
Cinfhen Cutie!!! 2mo
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Alright @CindyRene on its way to you come Monday! #lmpbc #group5 #groupQ

CindyRene Yea! Looking forward to getting it! 😁😁 2mo
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Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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Home from vacation. Sitting on the porch with #dogsoflitsy Bunny 🐰 & catching up on Les Mis serials. She‘s either blissed out or giving me an epic guilt trip. She cried the first two nights we were gone. But now she‘s acting indifferent to us! This is the first time in her living memory probably that she didn‘t have us around. Maybe she thinks we had abandoned her 😭 #rachelreadslesmis

Crazeedi We used to have to kennel our dog, but now we can take him to the cabin with us, it's so much easier! 2mo
mrsmarch @Crazeedi Luckily she was able to stay with her dog-walker, so she was in a home with parents and two teenage boys for a week. So maybe she‘s mad she didn‘t get to stay with them 😂 2mo
Tamra Ours is such a big Velcro baby that I don‘t think we could kennel him. He‘d literally bark himself insane and sick, unless we left him in home type doggy care. Hence we camp. 😏 2mo
mrsmarch @Tamra Yeah, I was spoiled with Amy — she always boarded at her breeder‘s, in the house she grew up in. But Anne only takes dogs she bred, so that‘s out of the question now. Stephanie only takes 2 dogs max at a time, and they stay with the family & the family cat, Timmy. She wants to make sure they feel like family. ❤️ 2mo
Tamra @mrsmarch so fortunate! 2mo
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Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
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Waiting in line for airport coffee...so #bookishquestions it is.
1. Cozy mystery, historical nonfiction
2. I am enjoying 20th c nonfiction & memoirs more lately.
3. Erotica, romance, thriller/horror.
4. As @Schlinkles said, I want to see more well done original content. Writing for screen is an art.
5. None. I‘m picky.
6. I have bailed on a lot of mystery & history...the field is so wide its bound to happen.
7. See tags!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag!! ❤️ 2mo
nelehelen Thank you for the tag!! 😘 2mo
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#dogsoflitsy Bunny is on vacation at the dog lady‘s house while the fam is in Florida....she was crying so badly the first two nights that by Monday Stephanie was texting me asking for tricks to help her at night. I didn‘t hear again until today and these are the faces I get 😂 #happybunny #happyeaster

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Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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#itme 📚📚

Lmstraubie Yes! 2mo
Mdargusch So true! 2mo
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Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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Wrecked today. 🇫🇷😭💔 #rachelreadslesmis

BarbaraTheBibliophage Agreed. 😰 🇫🇷 2mo
Tanisha_A 😢 2mo
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Les misŽrables | Victor Hugo
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Sounds like my kind of nun. #rachelreadslesmis

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The whole fam, 2 adults and 2 children under 6, are leaving for Disney tomorrow. Today is brought to you by anxiety and coffee. What does the perfect cup look like? Tag 🏷 Littens who love ☕️! #perfectcuppa

D4 maybe? 🧐

Smangela Oooooh do I love coffee 😍😍😍 my perfect cup.... is probably around D2 or B4 🤤 have SO MUCH FUN IN DISNEY!!!! (edited) 2mo
Eggs F6 😂😂😂 2mo
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mrsmarch @Smangela My parents are flying from Las Vegas to Orlando today to start paving the way...always thankful for grandparents 😇 2mo
mrsmarch @Eggs Just go for it! As long as you aren‘t brewing what my family refers to as “jet fuel”..... 2mo
Bookgirl Just got back from Disney, one of our family‘s fav places! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Thanks for the tag. A1 for me. I hate coffee. 2mo
umbrellagirl Depends on the tea but I‘m usually a 5A if it‘s just regular old Tetley. 2mo
mrsmarch @umbrellagirl If it‘s tea, I choose F6 unless it is Scottish Breakfast. That needs milk and sugar. 2mo
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I can‘t even get out of bed in the morning before the skritch requests begin. #nationalpetday #dogsoflitsy #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ

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1. I do. Unfort, my dreams are always disturbing. I had to learn lucid dreaming in high school just to cope.
2. A tame female wolpertinger (See inset) named Gad. Small, yet fierce. I assume the does would not have such large antlers.
3. Flavia Albia from Lindsey Davis
4. The Kingdoms from the tagged book. I would love to live in Riva.
5. I‘m taking my girls to Disney! The imagination is going to be out of control!

#hellothursday #imagination

wanderinglynn Great answers! And I love The Belgariad! I‘d like to meet Polgara. Thanks for playing! 💜 2mo
mrsmarch @wanderinglynn I‘d love to meet her. I‘m not sure if she‘d be my friend 😂 2mo
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#mentalhealth #hugaLitten ☔️❤️💜🍀

JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
Susannah Yes❤️ (edited) 3mo
Craftylikefox Yes!! Times a million 🖤🖤 3mo
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Mijn kleine meisje....Dramatic whether awake or asleep.

JacqMac 😂 Very cute. I have a drama queen, too. 3mo
Erofan Cutie 😀😘 3mo
IamIamIam 😂😂😂😂 3mo
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AmyG Ha! 3mo
rretzler 😜 3mo
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