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Mynameisacolour

Mynameisacolour

Joined May 2016

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.“
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1. Anything Reese's.
2. Somewhere in the middle
3. Gnomes, plants and cat figurines
4. Winifred Sanders, the vampires Louis & Lestat and the little bald doctors Atrophos, Clothos & Lachesis
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TheAromaofBooks Yay Reese's!! :-D 16h
AkashaVampie Reese's are the best!!!! Also I like Lestat (its my older son's middle name too) 15h
Mynameisacolour @AkashaVampie that's awesome! I named my daughter after a literary character too, Lyra after Lyra Belacqua from Phillip Pullma's His Dark Materials series. 15h
AkashaVampie @Mynameisacolour I have 2 sons. 1 is 13 yrs old - Nicholas Lestat and the other one is 2 yrs old - Lucian Emrick Dovahkiin. I've never heard of that series. Is it any good? 15h
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Up next! Ordered this one for #authoramonth & it will be the first Shirley Jackson for me.
@Soubhiville @MinDea

Bookzombie I love this cover! 2d
sudi Love that cover, it looks so creepy 👻 1d
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Doing a little roadtriping and camping this weekend and it appears that this is turning out to be the summer of sketchy vacation accommodations. (This deer is decoration at our current campsite 😬😬😬) On the bright side I got to finish the tagged book and I have to say for a book set in Hell it sure had me laughing out loud! Looking forward to Karens in Hell 🔥🤘🔥

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Happy #bookmarkswap opening dayyy!!! Thank you so much @ThalassaLuna @kellyann28 I love that you thought to send me the one about books smelling better & thank you for the beautiful flower bookmark and book! @MaleficentBookDragon I've been wanting to read that one! You ladies are awesome! @librarianryan

Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤ 3d
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3d
MaleficentBookDragon You're welcome. I really enjoyed that book too. 2d
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The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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@kaila-ann your package arrived today. What a lovely surprise!! Thank you so much! I saw the movie for The Secret Garden foreverrrrrr ago and I absolutely can't wait to read these! 💕
#litsylove

Kaila-ann The Secret Garden is one of my favorite stories and I was pleasantly surprised with Steinbeck. I hope you enjoy them ❤️! 4d
Cortg The Secret Garden was a childhood favorite of mine, so much so, I have a kid named Colin. My mom let me skip school on my 15 birthday and took me to NYC for a matinee Broadway Show and we saw The Secret Garden. I hope you enjoy it! 4d
TheAromaofBooks That's my favorite edition of The Secret Garden - Tasha Tudor's illustrations are sooo perfect! 3d
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#bookmarkswap packages have arrived! Thank you @kellyann28 @MaleficentBookDragon & I'm not sure who the amazon one is from but thank you too! Excited for opening day!!
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan It may be @ThalassaLuna as she is the only person not yet highlighted. 5d
ThalassaLuna Haha ah, maybe. I included a gift note in it with my name. Kristy. 5d
Mynameisacolour Well thank you Kristy! @ThalassaLuna 5d
ThalassaLuna @Mynameisacolour of course. Enjoy! ❤️ 5d
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I hope you like it 5d
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A #blameitonlitsy This sounds hilarious! Starting it tonight. @JCPaulk

JCPaulk I hope you enjoy it!! 1w
Hooked_on_books That does sound good! 1w
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Reading for #witmonth. About halfway through and it's a pretty bumpy ride! 😬😬😬
#womenintranslation

Texreader That title!!🤣 2w
Karkar @Texreader that is exactly what I was thinking!! 2w
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#Bookmarkswap packages are out and on the way!!
🔖📨📬
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2w
Princess-Kingofkings Those are colorful! 🎨 2w
Macker11 How cute !! 2w
crazyspine Nice washI tape 2w
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Just signed up for the #screamathon spooky swap! This sounds like an absolute blast! Thank you @4thhouseontheleft for putting this on!! 👻🤡👺🤖

4thhouseontheleft 👻🔮🎃💜 1w
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Lovely mailbox surprises from this week! Thank you for the birthday wishes @Jas16 @lovesbooks87 @aroc and thank you @Jee_HookedOnBookz for the adorable sloth bookmark & @TheAromaofBooks for the pretty card! 💝💜💝 #litsylove #jb

TheAromaofBooks Yay happy mail!!! 2w
Crazeedi Yay for #litsylove!!❤ 2w
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Wunderland: A Novel | Jennifer Cody Epstein
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Planning on staying up well past my bedtime with this months #LMPBC. Excited for this one! 💕

Crazeedi We are doing that one too!! 2w
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Untilted | Autechre
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For the #BBRC.
I wish I had some.delicious waffle fries and mayonaise right now!

LibrarianRyan Mayo. Seriously? 2w
Books.Bottles.and.Babies Absolutely! I have to have mayo for my fries! 2w
BooknerdsLife @Books.Bottles.and.Babies I love mayo too!! 😍😆 2w
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1. Yeah Baby! Lots of fun prompts there.
2. Middle Grade Made Easy.
3. Freezer Book! I'm ready to get scared.
4. Middle of a series. No clue what I'll do for that one 🤷🏼‍♀️
5. Coraline
6. The Cat in the Hat
@Dragonfairykats @LibrarianRyan
#BBRC

LibrarianRyan Always ready to give MG suggestions. 2w
LibrarianRyan 4. If I would you I would either pick an easy / short books in a series so you could read one or two, or choose a series you can read out of order and it not matter. 2w
Dragonfairykats We'll figure it out! I have books set aside for Middle Grade 2w
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I'm pretty happy with July reading. Using these four for the #BBRC as well.
1. Yeah Baby: When it rains it pours. Also my #LMPBC pick and on it's way to you @Kaila-ann
2. Grow Up: Written before you were born (just barely)
3. Yeah Baby: Book Swap
4. Yeah Baby: More than 350 pages
@LibrarianRyan
#julywrapup

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhhhhh you go girl 2w
Kaila-ann Yay! 2w
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Some of the lovely #litsylove & #JB cards from this past week Thank you @Stacypatrice @Lovesbooks87 @Dragonfairykats @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 for brightening up my week! 🧡

Stacypatrice 😃💌☀️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3w
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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found this one to be quite the page turner! It kept me up past my bedtime more then one night and I even brought it to work to sneak in some break time reading which I never do. Can't wait for the sequel in September! 😬

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1. I'm all about Drew Magary right now although his books aren't for everyone.
2. The newest Spider Man for my son's birthday. I'm not huge on going to the movies
3. Fresh fruits and veggies and potato salad!
4. Ten,five from each side
5. Will do! 😊
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Bookzombie Yes to all of #3! 3w
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I should have guessed that reading this was going to end up leading to some serious food cravings! I love when authors incorporate food into the story, it just makes it that much more real imo. This isn't the same kind of noodle soup mentioned in the story but close enough! 😋 #bookNlunch

jb72 I so 💜 when food is in a book. 3w
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@suvata look what I found in my mailbox! 📬 What a lovely surprise!Thank you for the blind date book!!!⚘ I am still working on The Kitchen God's Wife but I am hurrying so I can start your #LMPBC pick.

suvata So happy that it got there safely. Enjoy! 3w
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Are You My Mother? | P.D. Eastman
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Reading the tagged book with my little buddy for #BBRC #A-Z #A Not a whole lot makes me much happier than seeing books in little hands. 💙👶🏽📚

Crazeedi My girls loved this book 3w
rretzler I read and reread all the Beginner Books as a child but remember that I wouldn‘t read this after the first time because it was so sad! 😢🤣🤣 3w
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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It's only Tuesday but this week is already requiring a pick-me-up. So I treated myself to the tagged book from a new to me independent bookstore followed by a cold cider and Shepard's pie at the Irish pub 💚❤💚

ShyBookOwl Loooove this book! 4w
Leftcoastzen Any week that includes a visit to a new to you indie is a great week , in my humble opinion! 4w
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Excited to spend the rest of this rainy day indoors working on my #LMPBC pick. 💙 Love Amy Tan
#GroupB

Reggie I loved this book. The Joy Luck Club is my favorite of hers but this was pretty good. 1mo
Mynameisacolour @reggie I loved Joy Luck! It was the first of her books I'd read. Have you read The Bone Setter's Daughter? 1mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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So the premise for this story was very cool but I'm going to have to agree with some other reviewers that this one sadly just didn't meet its potential. A group of women is hypnotized and dropped off into what is known as Area X for an exploration expedition in a slightly charted area that's been closed off from the rest of the world due to some unknown/undisclosed event leaving the area void of humans and in pristine condition. 👇

Mynameisacolour Strange things happen but are described vaguely and the climax left me feeling pretty confused and wanting answers. This is the beginning of a trilogy and since they are short I will probably read the second one in hopes of finding some clarification. Side note it has gorgeous end pages! 💚 🌟🌟🌟#BBRC #Bookswap 1mo
shanaqui Clarification there is not, just FYI! The third book... Explains *some* things, but mostly the weirdness stays weird. 1mo
Mynameisacolour Thanks for the heads up! @shanaqui 1mo
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Working on another batch of #litsylove & #jb tonight. Finally almost for really real caught up 🎉🙌 🎉

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Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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Treated myself a little today. ❣😬❣
#bookedfortheseason

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Starting this one tonight. Hope I don't need my brain for anything at work tomorrow. #saturdaynight #livingmybestlife

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I loved this one! It was horrible, disgusting, intriguing and fantastic! It had me LOL'ing and WTF'ing the whole way through. 🖤😱😭😱🖤
A solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from me.

KathyWheeler It is the weirdest little book I‘ve ever read — I loved it. 1mo
sprainedbrain I freaking loved this bat💩 crazy book! 1mo
TK421 Yes! I loved this really jacked up book! 1mo
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All signed up and looking forward to @LibrarianRyan bookmark swap! 🎉🎉🎉

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. 1mo
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Some of the beautiful #litsylove & #JB mail I've recieved over the past few weeks. 💖😊💖 This summer has been a bit hectic but I finally had a chance to get caught up on responses today!

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#bfcr2 check in! It's been a little crazy this week with the holiday and vacation but I am optimistic that I can make my goals for the upcoming week!
@Clwojick @wanderinglynn
#fitwizards

Megabooks Healthy food choices are always good!! 1mo
Clwojick Way to go! Your doing great! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 6 outdoor walks is amazing! 🙌 Fantastic week! 🎉 1mo
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@haileybean Thank you so very much!! The hat you made is so beautiful and soft! 😍 I love the colors you chose and the pattern is pretty I also appreciate that it is 100% washable! This book sounds so good! It's a dystopian and has to do with botany, So awesome!😁 I am super excited about the embroidery kits you've sent, flowers!!!! I've never tried it before but have wanted to. It's all just so thoughtful and very appreciated!
@LibrarianRyan

haileybean I‘m so glad you like it! 💕 1mo
wanderinglynn I love the colors in your hat! 💜 1mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Dearest #makerswap match I've been out of town since Saturday and won't be back until tomorrow. Your package probably arrived after I left but don't worry because packages get put in a lock box so it should be safe and sound! Can't wait to open it and post pics of whatever lovelies you've sent.

LibrarianRyan Thanks for posting. 1mo
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A picture book that starts with the letter G for #BBRC.
Having a blast with this section! Letting my little reader choose 💖 This book teaches what looks right does not always feel right and family is not defined by genetics alone.
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 2mo
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Bear Came Along | Richard T. Morris
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A picture book beginning with B for #BBRC. "This story says, Take a chance! Hop on board! Work together! Trust each other! Share the adventure!" A wonderful little story and so beautifully illustrated. ???
@LibrarianRyan

Clwojick This looks adorable! 2mo
LibrarianRyan stacked. 2mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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June was small in number of books but ended up being 1007 pages. I was shooting for 1,000 so I'm happy with that! #junewrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Still a great month 💖📖💖 2mo
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Well, we made it to our Up North destination. What this sign should say is "Welcome to Spider Hell." Trying out a new place this year and between the legion of arachnids, sulfuric stench of the water and the soul less gaze of taxidermied animals lining the walls, I am hoping that The Library At Mount Char will be creepier then my real life situation? Thankfully the weather is beautiful and we can spend plenty of time outside. ?

Kaila-ann I think the book was more weird than creepy in my opinion but I think it should be enough to take your mind off the cabin for a while lol. 2mo
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Finally finished this one up. Such a fun and interesting read about the origins of the ancient tribe of the Amazon Women and the part the Trojans and Greeks played in their becoming. The story alternates nicely between past and present and traverses multiple continents. If you are looking for adventure with some mythology mixed in, this is the book for you! 🤺⛰🌎🌋🛫⌛

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TGIF!!! Its been a crazy crazy week! Worked 8 days straight while also preparing for our annual "up north" vacation so I haven't been on as much but my #makerswap package is on it's way and is expected to reach my swap match on Monday!
@LibrarianRyan ??

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2mo
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Found a workout related bookmark at B&N today.
Totally using it for the physical books during #BFC

britt_brooke I have this one, too! 😆 2mo
LogiKitty lol! I love this (: 2mo
BooknerdsLife Love your bookmark! 😆💕👍🏼 2mo
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Pictured is one of my favorite hiking spots off Lake Michigan. Getting in on round 2 of #bfcr2 & i'm starting small and simple. My goal is to get outside and walk 3x a week. (I get lots of steps daily but they are all inside at work so I will not be counting steps.)Drink 80 oz of water a day. Lift weights 3x a week and finish 4 physical books.
#teamfitwizards!
@wanderinglynn

Crazeedi You can do it!! 2mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice goals 👏🏻 2mo
Clwojick Great goals! ♥️🧡💛 2mo
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1. Circe! I'm saving it for when I go on vacation in a week and a half!
2. No but I think it's an awesome initiative!
3. My job keeps me pretty fit. Additionally swimming!
4. My cats haven't been super photogenic lately so here is a pic of my African Violet family that I took yesterday.
#Humpdaypost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

Charityann Pretty flowers! 😊 2mo
Crazeedi Your African violets are gorgeous, that's a plant I've never had. My mom and gram always had them 2mo
Mynameisacolour @Charityann @Crazeedi Thank you! 😊 They are super easy to care for and very rewarding little plants. 2mo
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@HufflepuffGirl90 This came in the mail today. Let Bug know that he did a good job neutralizing that dangerous bookmark🤣 #lmpbc #round5 #GroupB

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay!! I will definitely let him know how helpful he was in this instance. 🤣🐈💜 2mo
megnews Beautiful cover 2mo
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@Kaila-ann Thank you so much! It was so much fun opening your #mysterymessageswap package! I can't wait to read both books and you did an awesome job selecting such cool goodies!!! I love it all 😍 Also Thank you to @TheReadingMermaid for hosting 💗

Kaila-ann I‘m so glad you liked it. It was a lot of fun finding things. Hopefully you enjoy the books as well!! 2mo
Mynameisacolour @Kaila-ann I'm sure I will! I'm really excited about the tagged book and the second has been on my TBR for awhile now so def. Looking forward to that one too! I'm totally wearing this bracelet to work tomorrow. It's so cool. Thanks again! 2mo
Kaila-ann You‘re welcome 😊! 2mo
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1. Whatever is on the hot 100
2. Summer💚
3. It's sort of all over the place right now.
4. A Marie Callender's 🤣
#friYAYintro
@howjessreads

RvnclawWhovian Listening to the top songs today makes me feel double my age because I don‘t know who half the artists are 😂😂 2mo
Mynameisacolour @RvnclawWhovian 🤣🤣 Right there with you! Its usually me driving to work in my mini van like ohhh..this one has a good beat! I wonder who sings it lol. 2mo
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To my fellow group B'ers: here are a few selections on my TBR that are 400 pgs or less. Do any of these sound interesting to you? If not there are more where this came from 😊 @EmilyM @suvata @Kaila-ann
#lmpbc #round6 #GroupB

Mynameisacolour Tagging to try and make them easier to find 2mo
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Kaila-ann The tagged book or Down the Nile get my vote 😊 2mo
suvata I read the kitchen gods wife many years ago and absolutely adored it. I would be willing to read it again because it was that good. But really, I would go with any of the books you picked. 2mo
Areader2 #2& and loved Cee Cee Honeycut 2mo
Sweettartlaura The Library at Mt Char 👍🏻🙌🏻❤️. I can not recommend this enough 🥰 2mo
EmilyM I read Potato Peel Society but haven't read any of the others. 2mo
BooknerdsLife Happy reading! 📚💕 Loved the Kitchen Gods Wife & Have on my TBR & cant wait to start it too 🙌🏼 2mo
Mynameisacolour The kitchen God's Wife was my first choice if you are super 100% sure that you're happy to re-read it let's do that. If not we will do Down the Nile since that was the only other one anyone mentioned. @suvata 2mo
suvata @Mynameisacolour The Kitchen Gods Wife it is. I read it so long ago that I probably won‘t a loo of it. I just remember it touched me so. I would love that experience again. 2mo
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#lmpbc round 6 signups are open! Round 5 was my first time participating and I got a great group of ladies and got to read some wonderful books that I otherwise would not have. All signed up for group B! Thank you for facilitating @suvata !

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1. Going on our annual family vacation to Traverse City in two and a half weeks!
2. Hmmm.. none comes to mind atm
3. Getting gum in my super long hair when I
was about 7.
4. Making dioramas for fun.
5. Top is my confirmation email from buying Luke Bryan tickets for a girls night out and bottom is a pretty flower from my sweetheart 💗
#Humpdaypost @Mindea @DebbieGrillo

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All signed up and really looking forward to this challenge from @LibrarianRyan #BBRC.

LibrarianRyan Yeahh⭐️👍 2mo
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Curling up with this thicky thick on this rainy night.
"Sweeping from England to North Africa to Greece and the ruins of ancient Troy and navigating between present and past. The Lost Sisterhood is a breathtaking, passionate adventure of two women on parallel journeys, separated by time, who must fight to keep the legacy of the Amazons from being lost forever."

Coleen I enjoyed this one! 2mo
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