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sarielizbeth

sarielizbeth

Joined September 2016

Books, tea, crochet, and my family.
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We love our library! #learningtoread #littlesonlitsy

mcipher Awww, I miss those days! ❤️ 2y
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North and South | John Jakes
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I wanted to read this series because I've become interested in the Civil War era. It's an excellent book, and very timely. Often we can only see the division and hear the differences between ourselves, but we need to remain united as human beings.

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Titan's Curse | Rick Riordan
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Waiting for our plane Alaska Airlines had a little shelf of free books for kids. This is the one he picked and immediately wanted me to start reading it to him.

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The Recommendation | Jonathan Caren
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I need some audiobook recommendations!
My husband uses audiobooks to stay awake during his long commute, but lately we've been having trouble finding a good gripping book.

Please give me your best recommendations!
* Almost any genre except horror
* We especially look for really long books or series
* We use Audible
* A good narrator is a must

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This is my weekend here! 😍 4, 2, and brand new! I love my boys 💙💙💙

saresmoore Oh my goodness! ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
mcipher Congrats!! ❤️❤️ 3y
Read4life Congratulations 3y
LauraBrook Congrats! 💖 3y
Louise What a beautiful scene! 💕 3y
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WoW! @BraveNewBooks thank you so much for this amazing box!!! So many awesome goodies!

@BookishMarginalia

BraveNewBooks YAYYYY so happy everything got there safely! I really hope you find a new favorite. Have you read Wicked and Divine before? And how cool is that Dumbledore bag?! 3y
sarielizbeth @BraveNewBooks I haven't read any of these yet! And that bag and the cup are amazing! 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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#summersantagoespostal
@BookishMarginalia
@BraveNewBooks
It got here! Now to wait for the 21st

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Thrift Store finds! $8 for two complete trilogies!

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Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
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Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
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Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
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Picked up a little something to read this weekend while my husband and I are relaxing out of town.

BraveNewBooks I really enjoyed this book-- it was super charming! 3y
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Encyclopedia of Insects | Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Card
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My boys decided to bring books for show and tell at preschool this morning. So proud of my little readers! #kidsoflitsy #learningtoread

DebinHawaii So cute! Raising them right! 📚❤️ 3y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Starting this one. I've never read Gaiman, but I have a couple of his books, so no time like the present to jump in.

I love reimagined classics and myths ( like Odin appearing in The Dresden Files) but I also like to have the original story laid out.

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Pregnant Pause | Han Nolan
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Current mood: Pregnant and Lazy! I've been in a bit of a slump lately. I've been reading but not posting and not super excited about anything I read. Hopefully I can find an exciting adventure to pull me out :-)

morgan_krahn Congrats! When are you due?! I'm also pregnant and trying to enjoy this quiet reading time before my little man arrives! 3y
sarielizbeth @morgan_krahn Due June 14th with my third boy! 3y
morgan_krahn @sarielizbeth oh my gosh, I'm due June 4th!! First baby for me, and a boy as well! 3y
sarielizbeth @morgan_krahn awesome! Boys are the best! 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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To my #summersantagoespostal match: I have cleared out all books that I own from my TBR!

@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 3y
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Thank you @RestingBodiceFace for the awesome package! I have not read either of these books and I love all of the little notes! I can't wait to get started on these!

@BookishMarginalia
#cupidgoespostal
#valentinesgiftexchange

RestingBodiceFace Yay! We seem to have a lot of interests I common so I hope you love them too. 😊 3y
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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I enjoyed this book, mostly. I have little boys so a futuristic Spartan society, raising boys to be battle commanders and killers, is an interesting and horrible concept. I listened to the 20th anniversary audiobook and enjoyed the Ender narration but the woman voicing Valentine got on my nerves.

sarielizbeth #litsyAtoZ for the letter E 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I enjoyed this one too (the movie was weird tho. Ben Kingsley attempt at a New Zealand (maybe?) accent freaked me out), the next one is really good too (although that's as far as I've gotten- it's quite a huge series) 3y
sarielizbeth I saw that there were many in the series, but I've read mixed reviews, I'll probably give them a shot though. @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @sarielizbeth, not all about Ender tho, I think some are from Beans POV... I really enjoyed the two I've read but they took me ages to read. 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Got my #cupidgoespostal package!!!
I needed this today!

@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
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Mehso-so

I finished it. Maybe I'm not old enough to "get" some of it. I felt like there was some depth and profound life truths mixed with a lot of WTF am I even reading?!?
#litsyAtoZ letter B

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Having a hard time wanting to finish this one. The first few chapters were interesting, but this middle part is killing me (penis measurements of every male character?!?) among other things.

Anyone feel like this book has major redeeming qualities?

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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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I have never kept track of my reading before so this will be interesting!
As far as a favorite read this month, I listened to the last 6 books of the Dresden Files and read The Hogfather, and I can't decide which of these wins that title, probably Hogfather.

DebinHawaii Great job!! 🎉📚👍 3y
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This one was fun! (it's not in the system) Reminds me of Hitchhiker's Guide with gratuitous name dropping.
#litsyAtoZ for the letter A

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So you ever have those social interactions that you have picked apart to death and feel like you made a horrible impression on someone? I had to bring my dog in to the vet (pretty sick) and I felt like they thought I was a horrible person 😥 and now I am waiting for a call back with a huge weight in my belly.

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
Mccall0113 ☹️ 3y
Joybishoptx I'm sorry. Hope everything is ok 3y
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readordierachel I think we're always harder on ourselves than others are. 3y
mcipher I hope all is okay. And I'm sure they aren't judging you, it's just that anxiety thing. Like being a teenager forever, you know!? 3y
sarielizbeth @Tanzy13 @Mccall0113 @Joybishoptx @ReadOrDieRachel @mcipher Thank you all, I hate being so anxious about social interactions! Sadly the news was not very good, but we'll keep him happy as long as we can 😊 3y
mcipher So sorry to hear that. I hope you guys have a good while to be happy together! 3y
Joybishoptx @sarielizbeth I'm so sorry to hear that. Hugs to you all ❤ 3y
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a little #audiocrochet

Dolly That's pretty cool how the color pattern worked out.❤️ 3y
sarielizbeth It's called color pooling, it takes some practice to get it to work, but once it does it's pretty awesome! @Dolly 3y
Soubhiville Pretty! 3y
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Laura317 That's gorgeous! I wish I could knit or crochet. 3y
sarielizbeth @Laura317 it's never too late to learn 😉 3y
RestingBodiceFace Also now that you know I am your secret Cupid… I also crochet (as you can tell from your package) and I have been waiting to tell you that I LOVE this scarf! 3y
sarielizbeth Thank you @RestingBodiceFace ! These are super fun to make once you get the hang of it. 3y
CrowCAH OMG that's amazing! Great job! 😊 3y
sarielizbeth @CrowCAH thank you! 3y
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Abiyoyo | Pete Seeger
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This makes me happy 😍😊😍
#learningtoread

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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This will be sent out today! I love these book exchanges!
@BookishMarginalia

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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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"That statement is either so deep it would take a lifetime to fully comprehend every particle of its meaning, or it is a load of absolute tosh."

Soubhiville I just ordered this with a gift card! Can't wait to read it! 3y
sarielizbeth @Soubhiville the movie is also really good ( after the book of course!). I love everything by Terry Pratchett 3y
moranadatter I pulled out that same quote when I read this last month. 😀 3y
sarielizbeth @kmdartist how funny! Great minds must think alike! 3y
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My Big Farm Book | Roger Priddy
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This little dude loves to read! His favorite are the Priddy picture books. He points and tells me what all of the pictures are. #kidsoflitsy #learningtoread

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Catching Snowflakes | Nora Roberts
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My little guys catching snowflakes with their tongues. We've gotten another foot+ of snow since this picture, and it's -20 at night. Amazing California weather!
Getting a lot of cozy reading in.

elkeo_TheBookDragon Are you up past Shasta? 3y
sarielizbeth Yes, upper East corner of California. Close to Alturas. 3y
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#steampunk #bookhaul
Today's (Amazon) book haul. I live very far from any bookstore, so most of my books come from online.

MrBook Niiice! 😊👍🏻 3y
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God Gave Us Christmas | Lisa Tawn Bergren
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Our Christmas stories. We read the Grinch tonight, they are so excited for Christmas!

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I ate this one up! I have been wanting to read this and finally did, and it was exceptional! Set in the future with heavy emphasis on the 80's as well, it's really fun.
Plenty of adventure and a side of romance. The main character is great and you know he's going to come out on top, but it's not predictable. It's a fun ride and a great story.

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While I was setting out my gifts for a picture Nugget laid down next to them and needed his picture taken too. This is the first clear picture I've ever gotten of him and we've had him since September!
#nugget
#catsoflitsy

DebinHawaii Look at that sweet little kitty face! 🐱❤️ 3y
Laura317 Look at that little snugget! 3y
SusanInTiburon It's a Christmas miracle! 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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@MonikaS
@BookishMarginalia
#litsygoespostal #wintersolsticegiftexchange
AMAZING!!!
A tote, mittens, bookmarks, book stickers, maple green tea, a set of Alice in Wonderland teas, Ready Player One, and a beautiful Anne of Green Gables.

Both books are ones that I have never read and have been considering buying.

Thank you so much Monika! It is all so awesome, I love it!!!

SusanInTiburon Treasure! 3y
MonikaS @sarielizbeth I'm so glad you liked it!!! I was hoping you wouldn't have them! Both books are two of my favourites so I hope they bring you as much joy as they have to me!😀📚📚💜💙💚 Merry Christmas!🎄🎄 3y
sarielizbeth @MonikaS Merry Christmas! 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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*EXCITED*
I got my #litsygoespostal #wintersolsticegiftexchange
in today from @MonikaS !!!

Must use self control to keep myself from opening the (well-taped) box! Thank you
@BookishMarginalia

drokka That's impressive wrapping paper! 3y
sarielizbeth @drokka it's a beautiful box, the wrapping paper got somewhat torn in shipping, but it was pretty too 😄 3y
drokka Oh it's a box. I thought it was that sort of sheet stuff that fits only smaller boxes. Yea though the box is lovely. 3y
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BookishMarginalia Woohoo! 👍🏼 3y
MonikaS @sarielizbeth Yay! I'm so happy it got there in time. Sorry about all the tape! Wanted to make sure it got there in one piece!😂 3y
sarielizbeth @MonikaS tape is good! It keeps me restrained! 3y
MonikaS @sarielizbeth Lol! I know what you mean😂😂😂 3y
MonikaS @sarielizbeth I forgot to ask if the card got there. Forgot to put it in the box, so had to send it separately . Oopsie😀 3y
sarielizbeth @MonikaS not yet, but I'll keep an eye out! 3y
sarielizbeth @MonikaS I got the card! 3y
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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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#steampunk
#seasonsreadings2016
Steampunk is one of my favorite genres, but for me it's difficult to find ones where the adventure outweighs the romance. Gail Carriger's world is fantastic and fun.

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Beauty and the Beast | Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
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#12daysofxmasphoto
#wantasagift
@LibrarianRyan

I really just want all the books and a beautiful place to put them! Right now I am really coveting Harry Potter or the Codex Alera on Audible. I'd also take a new amazing series, the next Outlander book, or bookish merch!

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Santa Claus | Rod Green
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#12daysofxmasphoto
#nicesanta
@LibrarianRyan
My boys saw Santa last night, one loved it, the other screamed bloody murder.

Also the 3 year old (this one) ran around telling the other kids Santa wasn't real. Good Times!

LauraBeth 💕 and 😂 3y
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Stockings | Mackenzie McKade
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#12daysofxmasphoto
#stockings
@LibrarianRyan
Little Christmas decorating. With toddlers and a kitten we keep things simple to keep the stress down. Our "tree" isn't amazing, but it doesn't get destroyed either???

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Made these guys for a friend. Love the original Star Wars and haven't really gotten into the newer ones (yet).
#LitsyLovesLeia
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SusanInTiburon Those are adorable! 3y
DebinHawaii Very cute! 👍😀 3y
awishman These are amazing! Love the Jawa! Utini! 3y
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saresmoore So cute! Also, hi! 🤗 I'm a crochet nerd & parent of two named Sara Elizabeth. I figured we should probably be Litsy friends! 3y
sarielizbeth @saresmoore Awesome! I am a Sara Lizbeth, it's so funny how common that name combo is! I have two boys (almost 2 and 3.5) and I am expecting. I am glad to be finding so many friends here on Litsy! 3y
saresmoore Congratulations! It's lovely to meet you. :) I have two girls (almost 6 and almost 8). Look forward to sharing reading with you! 3y
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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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I don't usually have a real TBR, when I do it is because I decided to read a series, so this will be a fun experience. I've also never done a reading challenge.
My list isn't as pretty as others, but hey I got a list.
I made myself pick books that I already own and have never read.
#litsyatoz
@BookishMarginalia

TheSloanRanger Oh my, you've got some killer stuff on there. Red Riding was so bloody good, and I read Frankenstein at least once a year 😍 3y
SusanInTiburon Smart way to choose! 3y
Megabooks Awesome list! 3y
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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Really enjoying this so far! Bonuses: breastfeeding and baby wearing!
By the way, if you are looking for an amazing app for comics and graphic novels try the x-comics app. It has a guided view option perfect for reading on your phone.

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The Adventure Collection: Treasure Island, the Jungle Book, Gulliver's Travels, White Fang, the Merry Adventures of Robin Hood | Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Jonathan Swift, Robert Louis Stevenson, Howard Pyle
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So this is why I started listening to books even though I really appreciate physical books. I need to do something with my hands or I start to get restless (and go looking for food). I started doing amigurumi about a year ago. This is my latest and I'm pretty proud of it, Branch from Trolls.

The Adventure Collection is great! My kids and I are listening at bedtime. Very well narrated!

DebinHawaii I am so impressed! It's so cute and I love the detail! 👍😀 3y
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Legion | Brandon Sanderson
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#disabilities #photoadaynov16
I really enjoyed Legion, it's pretty short and narration by Oliver Wyman is amazing! The best part of this book is that the main character has multiple personalities/ sees people that aren't there. He knows they aren't real and that the world thinks he's crazy, but it's basically his superpower! He compartmentalizes his brain so that each figment is a specialist.
His "disability" is his greatest gift!

Moray_Reads I picked this one up at my local library today, looks interesting! 3y
sarielizbeth @Moray_Reads it is! Most Brandon Sanderson books are excellent! 3y
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Dragon Prince | Melanie Rawn
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#photoadaynov16 #herebedragons
I LOVE DRAGONS!
I thought about posting The Hobbit, Harry Potter, or even GoT, but decided on this series I read when I was 15 and then again recently.
There are those with magic (sunrunners) and those without, and politics clash between kingdoms and Sunrunners. Dragons figure heavily, first as a hunt and then as friends and allies. (Looking back, the dragon element is like How to Train Your Dragon for adults.)

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#photoadaynov16
#threwitacrosstheroom
So I read all the way through to the fifth book. Such an amazing writer. I loved how long they were. I was really impressed with the amount of research that must have gone into them.
I struggled with the violence and abuse, but I realize that it was life in that time.
I threw it across the room because I realized that this wasn't the last book, and spoiler: no body is even close to home/resolution!
😫😬😭

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#photoadaynov16 : Inspiring
I decided to pick some of the books that inspired me to be a reader and a thinker. These were ones that I read in 5th grade or middle school and I made sure that I still had them for when my kids are old enough.

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#novemberland favorite animal sidekick: Mouse from The Dresden Files
#photoadaynov16 planes, trains, and automobiles: The Blue Beetle from The Dresden Files

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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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For #photoadaynov16 I decided to post some of the books that I own and are constantly on tbr! Here's to getting to at least one of these!

Laura317 1984 was crazy!! 3y
sarielizbeth @Laura317 it's one of those that I think everyone read in highschool and somehow I missed it 😞 3y
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The Hunger Games Trilogy | Suzanne Collins
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I have been wanting this shirt from snorgtees for a while and I finally bought it! of course I love this trilogy and the movies were (surprisingly) excellent too!!!