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Mynameisacolour

Mynameisacolour

Joined May 2016

Mitten Litten, Mom to 4 kids👨‍👩‍👧‍👦, 4 cats😻 and a beagle boy🐶 Speculative fiction and horror are my Jam👌
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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Reading with the little pup pup. The puppy stage is fun but I'm also really looking forward to when he gets older and hopefully lazy.
#dogsoflitsy

Crazeedi This is a good book, and you have a sweet puppy!! 8h
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Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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🚨 kindle deal 🚨

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A sweet and sad story, and these two MCs were so loveable. There totally needs to be a sequel on Death-casts backstory.

GondorGirl There is a new prequel book coming out later this year called 'The First One to Die in the End'. 2d
Mynameisacolour @GondorGirl Whaaaaatt, that's awesome! I'll keep an eye out for it, thanks for letting me know. 2d
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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These poor women! This had me emotionally invested from the get go, although the format on this one really threw me off and along with the unfamiliar names made it harder to process. A heavy, heavy read that will definitely stay with me. 💔

Mynameisacolour Also, I loved August and So wished he would have gone with the women. 5d
Reggie Me too 5d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I had a hard time with the fact that the book was narrated by a man, but I did want him to go with them too. He could at least translate for them. However, the real women the book is based on left their community not knowing the country or language, so I think it was important to stay true to that. 5d
she.epeolatry Yes, this was … a lot 4d
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Sign ups are open for #LitsyLoveValentinesSwap head on over to @rsteve388 or @Bookgoil page for the link💕💝💖💘💓💟

rsteve388 Thank you! 6d
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"When I close my eyes on some days, I see my mama as a rose flower: a yellow and red and purple rose with shining leafs. And if I sniff a deep sniff, I can catch her smell too. That sweet smell of a rosebush sitting around a mint tree, of the coconut soap in her hair just after a washing at Agan waterfalls."
There were so many good passages in this book but this was one of my favorites. The depth of Adunni's love for her mom was so special?

TrishB It definitely was ♥️ 6d
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Set in Nigeria 2015. We meet Adunni, a 14 year old girl from a small village who dreams of an education and helping others. We follow her through heartbreak after heartbreak as she navigates the most harrowing of circumstances in pursuit of a better life and achieving her dream. This was just beautifully written, kept me on pins and needles and reading compulsively, can't reccomend it enough. 💛
#readlouder #booked2022

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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🚨 Kindle deal alert🚨

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Loved everything about this one! 💗
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Cortg I love all your plants 😍 Great book, too! 2w
AmyG I love your plants! And I loved this book, too. 2w
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Amy, I love everything that you chose! I've never used a fountain pen before but am definitely looking forward to trying it out! I have not read either of these yet and excited to read them both! I also noticed how similar our reading tastes are during the stalking process🤣 This is a very beautiful, well planned and generous package, thank you so much and happy new year! 💖🎉
@Bookish_AF
Thank you for hosting! @candority
#bestof2021

Bookish_AF I was definitely low key stalking you all month because I thought those might be popular book choices this year and was hoping they wouldn‘t show up on your feed until now 😀 I am so glad you like everything and hope you will enjoy! (I will be opening mine soon!!) 2w
candority Amazing! 😍 2w
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A Woman in the Polar Night | Christiane Ritter
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This book was so good! Mostly, the author shares what it was like to live as a 1930's housewife on the isolated arctic island of Spitsbergen, in a tiny 10x10 hut with her husband and their companion. She describes what months of straight sunlight and then months of night will do to the human psyche. They make due with few provisions and the battle to survive off the frozen land. A much more poetic and oldschool Life Below Zero of sorts. 🏔🏔🏔🏔

Mynameisacolour And thank you again, @Alfrazier21 This was the perfect book to read cuddled under the electric blanket this holiday! 2w
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Finally getting to The Dutch house, the perfect book for my new book marks maiden....marking and Ollie already knows what being a great reading buddy is all about.🐾 Thanks again for sending this one to me! @sharread 🌷
#dogsoflitsy

Soubhiville I think beagle puppies are just about the cutest thing on earth. ❤️ 3w
Mynameisacolour @Soubhiville I agree! Although, I think the cuteness is to compensate for what little handfuls they can be😅 3w
AmyG What a cutie! 3w
BookNAround Ollie is adorable! 2w
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Cathythoughts Piranesi ❤️💔 (edited) 3w
Andrew65 A popular book. 3w
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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This one took the cake for favorite of April 2021
#12booksof2021
@Andrew65

Andrew65 A popular book. 3w
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This was my favorite read in March of 2021
#12booksof2021
@Andrew65

EvieBee It‘s a good one! 3w
Louise This was so good! Looking forward to reading his latest release! (edited) 3w
DivineDiana A favorite! Agree with @Louise! 3w
JackOBotts Loved this so much! 3w
Andrew65 Very much a favourite of mine. 3w
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Desperation | Stephen King
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This chunkster was by far my favorite read of #february2021. #12booksof2021
@Andrew65

vivastory I only recently learned that this & Regulators we're released simultaneously 🤯 3w
vivastory *were 3w
Andrew65 Can‘t go far wrong with Stephen King. 3w
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Jumping in on #12booksof2021
This was my favorite (well, tied for favorite with Malorie by Josh Malerman, but winner of the eenie meenie minie mo match between the two to determine the favorite) for January 2021.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣 Great choice. 3w
CBee Never underestimate the power of eenie meenie miney mo 😁😂 3w
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Ashley, your #CreepyChristmas package is off the chain! Looooveee this ornament and everything you sent. Thank you so much!🖤♥️🖤 Not pictured but your wrapping paper was great too😁
@BookwormAHN @teebe

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 3w
teebe Lol the voodoo doll and ornament are amazing 3w
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A Woman in the Polar Night | Christiane Ritter
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Thank you so much for this awesome #jolabokaflodswap package, Amber! You picked the perfect book, I can't wait to start it. Love the little melt away Santa's and the card is ADORABLE!! 💙❄💙
@Alfrazier21
@MaleficentBookDragon

MittenGirlPeach That book sounds terrific! 3w
monalyisha Wow, that sparkly, polar, pom-pom butt is getting me good! 😅❄️ Love it! Happy holidays! 3w
monalyisha Also…adding this book to my TBR! 3w
Alfrazier21 You‘re welcome!! I added this one to my #TBR as well! Happy Holidays! ❄️ 🎄 3w
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Hey #GroupS 👋
How is everyone coming on #lmpbc this round?
@LauraBeth Your book has not made it to me yet.
Are you all ready for the holidays? I still need to go out and do some last minute power shopping😬
@sharread @mrsmarch @LauraBeth

mrsmarch I finished my December read today! It was a little hard to focus on at first but really, really worth it. 4w
Mynameisacolour @mrsmarch Woot! Woot! 🎉 4w
sharread I'm reading God's of Alabama. Should be done by next week. Happy Holidays. ❤🎄🥳 4w
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Sorry for the non book related post but I wanted to share this pic of Ollie, he came to live with us today!
He is an 8 week old beagle. He looks super sad here but he really is a happy little pup. 💓🐶💓

catiewithac Happy Barkmas!!! 🐾 1mo
xicanti Awwww! What a cutie. 1mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks OMG! 😍 1mo
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Seekingtardis I love his ears so much!!!!!! 1mo
Andrea313 Oh, so sweet!!! We had a beagle growing up; they're the best dogs. ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn How adorable! ❤️🐶 Congrats on your new family member. 1mo
jon_dottingly Awwwww! 1mo
Megabooks So stinkin cute!! 1mo
Soubhiville So cute! 1mo
DGRachel Ollie is adorable! 1mo
Cupcake12 Cuteness overload 💕💕 1mo
Amiable This picture should be in the dictionary next to the definition of “adorable”! 1mo
MoonWitch94 Awwwww too cute!!!! 😍 1mo
Susanita That loud thud you just heard was me falling over from the cuteness. 1mo
EvieBee What a cutie!! 😍😍 1mo
BiblioLitten 😍 1mo
jdiehr 🐶💕 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Sooo sweet! 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ollie 😍😍 4w
Mynameisacolour @Seekingtardis they are so long..they hang in his food dish when he eats🤣 4w
Mynameisacolour @catiewithac Ollie says Merry Barkmas to you too😁 4w
Nute Hey, Ollie! You are so cute. I love the expression on your sweet face!🐶💚 4w
Mynameisacolour @nute Thank you! I think he has the expression of a little grumpy old man most of the time🤣 3w
Bookzombie OMG, Ollie is so cute! 💕 3w
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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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#nextup because creepy books are even creepier in the dark of a winters night. ❄🧛‍♂️🌨
(Tiggy's isn't a cuddler but he didn't seem to mind being a book stand for just a moment)

Moonprismpower What a cutie! 1mo
BookBelle84 One of my favorites! Such a good book! 1mo
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I've kind of been randomly selecting books from my shelves to read lately. Didn't know what it was about going in but it was a lovely read. ❤
Put these two books up on the #litsylove trading doc if anyone is interested.

emmalouise1 Really enjoyed we have always lived in a castle 1mo
Mynameisacolour @emmalouise1 I haven't read it yet. I plan on it soon but somehow I ended up with two copies🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tattooedteacher do you have a like for the trading document? I can‘t find it!! 4w
Mynameisacolour @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks were you able to find the link? I had to restart my phone and can't find it now🤦🏼‍♀️ 4w
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Miss tortitude is making blanket biscuits and keeping me company while I read this morning. Loving this one so far.

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The old man and the sea | Ernest Hemingway
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I've wanted to read this one for a long time and finally getting around to it tonight. My reading snack seems to unintentionally coordinate. 🎣

AkashaVampie Best snack ever!!! We always have Goldie Fish in the house (that's what I call them) 1mo
kspenmoll I am addicted to the parmesan goldfish! 1mo
bthegood 😂 🙂 1mo
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Mynameisacolour @AkashaVampie We try to keep them on hand too, they are definitely a go to snack for my small fry. We'll have to give the parmesan a try @kspenmoll These are the pizza ones and they taste just like combos. 1mo
AkashaVampie @Mynameisacolour we mostly get the extra cheese ones becuz they don't make the awesome ones in a huge box. Haha. 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😁😁😁 1mo
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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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This one totally blew my socks off 💨🧦
I really did not like the two MC's because of their actions, or the first half or so of the story.(Imo they were both glutton for punishment.) However, this author had me sucked in and completely emotionally invested by the end. It was just so, so atmospheric and well written that it was impossible not to be. Thank you so much @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for sending this to me. ❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! Be sure to watch the movie 🎥 ❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The scene at the red light tore me up!! 😭😭😭 1mo
Mynameisacolour @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I watched it last night and yes! That scene was so heartwrenching. I didn't know Meryl Streep was in it so that was a pleasant surprise too. 1mo
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Whew..what a trip to the post office! I sent out #bestof2021 #creepychristmas #jolabokaflodswap #lmpbc 🎅🎄🎁
@candority @Bookish_AF
@teebe @Gaylagal2
 @maleficentbookdragon @chasjjlee
@sharread
Everything has an ETA of the 14th or 15th

sharread Thanks 😊 ❤🎄🎄 1mo
Mynameisacolour @sharread you're welcome. Sorry it's taken so long to get #lmpbc to you. Should be there by the 14th 1mo
candority Woohoo! 1mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This was a soft pick .Light, fast, and mildly entertaining. I watched the movie right after finishing the book and definitely preferred the book. I really liked all the actors but something about the style was just off for me. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Finally got a start on some #litsylove this afternoon, made it to 36 before I ran out of cards.

Crazeedi I'm trying to get mine made, and I also ended up sending for some too 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💚 1mo
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Speaking of happy mail...#jolabokflodswap has arrived!
@MaleficentBookDragon

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I finally made it to the mailbox and it was filled to brim with #litsylove cheer! Thank you @sharread for the beautiful get well card, @BookwormAHN for the adorable holiday card and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the wonderful package ❤🎄❄

BookwormAHN 😺😺😺 1mo
sharread ❤❤❤❤🎄🎄🎄🤗 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome ❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Bloody Chamber made it here today! Thanks for a fun round!
@rjsthumbelina @AFrostCauseReads @sprainedbrain
#lmpbc

Emilymdxn That's a gorgeous edition! 1mo
rjsthumbelina Glad it got back safely! I wrote my notes on post its bc everyone else had written in pencil, and I didn't want to be the only one to permanently deface that edition! 😂 1mo
Mynameisacolour @rjsthumbelina too funny! I really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts on it. 1mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Time to switch gears.
#nextup

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Gone to See the River Man | Kristopher Triana
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This is by far the most horrific thing that I've ever read. Time to go bleach my eyeballs and possibly my soul. Trigger warnings for everything.

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@Bookish_AF your package arrived this morning! I plan on sending you're out midweek but will post to let you know it's on it's way. Thank you!
#bestof2021 @candority

Bookish_AF Oh yay I‘m glad it arrived safe and even a little ahead of schedule! The postal service was so crazy last year I was extra paranoid 😂 1mo
candority Woohoo! 1mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ After Razorblade Tears, I had to read this one. It kept me right on the edge of my seat compulsively turning pages.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

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Untilted | Autechre
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teebe Exciting! 💀🖤 2mo
BookwormAHN Yay 👻 2mo
Mynameisacolour @teebe I sent you an email 2mo
teebe @Mynameisacolour I‘ll keep an eye out but I haven‘t gotten it yet. 2mo
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It's cold and gray outside today so starting the day with some hygge audio crafting and some warm candlelight.❄🕯❄
The tagged book is cute so far!

Crazeedi That's beautiful 😍 2mo
megnews I loved this book! The sequel, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, was great as well. 2mo
Emilymdxn This is the cosiest and loveliest evening! 2mo
wanderinglynn That looks fun! 2mo
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Califia's Daughters | Laurie R. King, Leigh Richards
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I enjoyed this book so much! I stumbled across it on a Goodreads list for eco-femenist novels. First published in 2004 it only has about 800 ratings on there and I'm calling this one a hidden gem. It takes place on the west coast, post nuclear war in the "near future" from 2004. A virus targets the male population and women rule the world. The main character is a total B.A. in charge of protecting her small community ?

Mynameisacolour When uninvited visitors come to call on their sleepy safe haven Dian, the MC has no choice but to investigate their origins and an epic ensues. 2mo
TNbookworm I loved this book too! Have you read her Mary Russell/ Sherlock Holmes books? An excellent series! 2mo
Mynameisacolour @TNbookworm No, I have not but thank you for the recommendation, I will definitely look into that series. The tagged book really had me wishing there was a sequel, it was so good but left a few loose ends. 2mo
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Wishing the happiest of birthdays to @MatchlessMarie 🎉
I'll read with you this weekend.
My goal is to read at least 333 pages since I have to work and I always mess up the timer😅
You've also inspired me to bake something sweet to go along. 🎂🎁🎈🥳
#33by33

MatchlessMarie That damn timer! 😂 2mo
Mynameisacolour @MatchlessMarie Riiiiiiiiight😅 2mo
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My husband and I are having our first buddy read😅 The terrible twos have come to call for our little guy and his pediatrician recommended this book. I'm excited and hopeful given the great reviews I've seen on it, also counting it for #nonfiction2021

AmyG Oy. Good Times. Stacked fo my son and wife....my grandson is 2 in Feb. 😬 2mo
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Looking forward to this swap! Head on over to @candority page for info and signups.

candority Thanks for sharing! 💕 2mo
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Nutmegnc Nice haul! And great drinks! I‘m jealous!! 2mo
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Califia's Daughters | Laurie R. King, Leigh Richards
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Doing some #audioplanting this morning 🌷🌷🌷

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Joining in for #Booked2022 and this is my lineup.
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@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Awesomeness!!! I read the Hanif Abdurraqib book - some GREAT ESSAYS and im doing an informal buddyread with @squirrelbrain and @TrishB if you care to join us for this book 👉🏽 2mo
TrishB Some great choices 👍🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain Yay another #buddyread friend! 2mo
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Mynameisacolour @cinfhen I'd love to! Is there a specific month/dates that you all are reading it? 2mo
Cinfhen We haven‘t gotten that far along in our planning but probably beginning of January 2mo
Mynameisacolour @Cinfhen sounds great, I'll keep my eyes peeled. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is one of the books I have in mind for that prompt, too. I love your picks! 2mo
Mynameisacolour @4thhouseontheleft You can't go wrong with Lisa See 😊 2mo
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Dunbar | Edward St. Aubyn
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It's afternoon sleepy time so I got to finish up the final book of #lmpbc round twelve to the sounds of one snoring and one purring😅 I really enjoyed this retelling even though I'm not familiar with King Lear. Good pick! @LiteraryinLawrence @Hestapleton @staci.reads
Popping this one in the mail tomorrow 📬

LiteraryinLawrence It‘s here, it‘s here! Thanks! 2mo
Mynameisacolour @sprainedbrain Did your book make it back to you ? 2mo
sprainedbrain Yes! It was in my mailbox today😃 2mo
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It's starting to get chilly here in the mitten and we even had a few snowflakes the other day. Picking this one back up today for #nonficnovember

Cinfhen Love this photo😍😍😍 2mo
DimeryRene @elisebarker for when Will gets a little older! (edited) 2mo
elisebarker @DimeryRene oooh yes!‘ 2mo
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#nonficnovember Watching an episode of Lore.
Today I learned about safety coffins and how they are responsible for the term "saved by the bell." ???
@rsteve388 +5 pts
#NFN #NFN21

rsteve388 Interesting!! 3mo
coffees Ohhh, I learned about this from an anime, I was like 🤯🤯 hmm now i wanna look up this show 2mo
Mynameisacolour @coffees I believe it's on Amazon T.V. not sure what other platforms though. 2mo
EvieBee There‘s a Mary Higgins mystery about this. Read it years ago. 2mo
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Thank you for the great #ans package Sharon! I love the altered cover! I also incorporated googly eyes into altering for this swap😂 The bookmark is really cool too.💀🦴🎃👻 These books sound SUPERRRR CREEPY, Thank you!
@sharread @librarianryan

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 3mo
sharread I'm glad you like it, I'm such a terrible craft person. I love crafting but I stink at it. 😬🤣 3mo
Mynameisacolour @sharread I think it turned out great! I liked the teeth too. Very fun. 3mo
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