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sherryvdh

Joined October 2016

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I did it! My #Booked2020 is complete, as is my #goodreadsreadingchallenge for this year! I don't think I could have read 100+ books this year without this challenge. Thanks @Cinfhen , @BarbaraTheBibliophage , and @4thhouseontheleft for hosting this challenge!!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! Congrats on completing #Booked2020 and reaching your GoodReads goal 💝🎉🥳 14mo
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My #booked2020 summer wrap up! I've only got 2 more prompts to finish by year end! Considering I've never fully completed a reading challenge, this is a huge accomplishment. I think my favorite over the summer was Mexican Gothic. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo!! Congrats on completing ALMOST all of #Summer #Fall #Booked2020🧡💜🧡You‘re on your way to completion 🙌🏻❣️This is your #OfficialThirdQuarterEntry 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! This is fabulous! 👊🏻📚♥️🥳 1y
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Court of Lions: Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I've been MIA from Litsy for a month now, because my little Malachi broke his leg three weeks ago. Dealing with a toddler with a broken leg has been a whole other level in parenting. That, with back to school and starting a home business, life has been crazy, with no time for reading.
There's a tropical storm outside today, and Mac is more himself the past few days. That means I get to sit down and start the tagged book! #stormdayreading

abookishbutterfly I‘m so sorry! For both of you! Side note - my son‘s middle name is Malachi. He‘d like to start going by that but 18 years with his first name makes it a hard habit to break! 1y
Traci1 Aw, poor little dude. Hugs to both of you. ❤❤ 1y
Avanders Oh no 🥺🥺 Glad you can start reading your book! 🤗 (Also, my toddler‘s name is Malachi, too! 😁) 1y
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sherryvdh Thanks @Avanders @Traci1 @Butterflyamore ! So many Malachi's! 1y
jmtrivera Oh no, poor both of you! Hope he recovers quickly! 💜 1y
AmyG Awwww. Hope he recovers soon. I can‘t imagine. And parenting, never forget, when it rains it pours. 1y
Charityann Hope he gets better soon! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh no! Poor little one. 😞 1y
zezeki Hope he recovers quickly! 💕 1y
sherryvdh @jmtrivera @AmyG @Charityann @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @zezeki Thank you all! We're about halfway through the cast wearing phase. He's been much improved in the last few days. 1y
Meaw_catlady Sending healing his way! 1y
KVanRead Oh my goodness, poor little guy and poor you! My girls both broke their arms a few months apart when they were 3 and 5 and it was hell on earth. Good thing little people mend quickly! Hope things get back to normal soon! 1y
LeahBergen Oh no! Poor wee guy! 💙 1y
marleed Oh poor little guy! 1y
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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When I saw today's card, I immediately thought of the tagged book. It's one of my favorites, and definitely very introspective.
This is my favorite deck, the Gateway to the Tarot deck by Ciro Marchetti.
#tarottakeover #thehermit @Meaw_catlady @ErinSueMreads

ErinSueMreads Love this deck and the book. I need to reread it it's been forever for me! 1y
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The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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Halfway through another week, and starting a new read. It's hard to believe we're almost halfway through August already. #nslittens #summerreading

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The Empire of Gold | S. A. Chakraborty
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I have been completely consumed with potty training my toddler the last 10 days or so. Things have really turned the corner in the past few days, so I got to start this #chunkster yesterday. I really don't want this series to end, but I'm hoping it'll be as good as the last 2. #daevabadtrilogy

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just finished American Demon (I'm on the fence about it tbh). Moving onto Mexican Gothic. It's my pick for #booked2020 #fall #gothichorror. I'm probably going to finish the fall prompts before the summer ones. I only have one fall one left to complete after this! @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 #RebelReader 🙌🏻❣️😘 2y
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OmGoodness, Vanessa, thank you so much!! I think this cover is even more stunning in person. I can't wait to read it! @FantasyChick #poutinepenpals

FantasyChick Yay it finally arrived!! Happy late birthday. Hope you enjoy 😊😊 2y
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Thanks for the tag @FantasyChick
1. Only just discovered this year, but I loved it.
2. This is a tough choice. I enjoy quite a few Canadian authors. I think I'm going to go with Louise Penny.
3. Poutine (with cheese curds, don't come at me with that shredded cheese. 😆). Or nanaimo bars! Oooh Coffee Crisp! Ok maybe I'm just hungry...lol!
I'm not sure who has participated, so if you want to join, you're tagged!
#happycanadaday @KVanRead

KVanRead Thanks for playing! It‘s not poutine if it doesn‘t have cheese curds!! And Nanaimo bars!😋😋😋 2y
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Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
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I am so here for this! #neverendingtbr #excitementabounds

JoScho 🙌🏼💜🙌🏼 2y
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Here's my #booked2020 #spring results! I only have about 5 or 6 more books to complete the rest of the year. I was able to get quite a bit read over quarantine, thankfully.
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 📚👊🏻♥️ 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!! congrats on completing #Spring #Booked2020 🌻🧡🌈📚This is your #OfficialSecondQuarterEntry 🎊🎊
2y
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Oof! This book! So many feelings. Aspects of her fertility journey are similar to my own. It feels much less isolating to have proof in your hands that other people have been in similar shoes. There's a lot of humor, but also some history and facts around pregnancy and child birth. All interspersed with her own experiences.
This was my pick for #parentchildmemoir #booked2020 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘ve heard this author is amazing at presenting information in the GN format. Glad it spoke to you 💚 2y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Congrats @Hazel2019 on reaching 10K!!

#My10kGiveaway

Hazel2019 Thank you! 😊 2y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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We hit up the beach this morning, before the crowds or the heat of the day. I got a little reading done on my phone while the boys made sand castles. This beach is one of my favorite places in the whole province. #happyplace #nslittens

Jesstifies How do you like Gideon so far!? I thought it was a super fun and unusual read.💀 2y
sherryvdh @Jesstifies I'm only about 15% in, but it's intriguing so far! 2y
Jesstifies I really liked it, but it definitely has an unusual vibe to it! 2y
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Library holds are such a beautiful thing! I'm incredibly happy to have our library available for "order and takeout" now.
The tagged book is my last prompt for #booked2020 #spring #ParentAndChildMemoir. When I read the description, I knew I had to read it. As someone with PCOS, fertility was such a struggle for me. I know this one will likely hit close to home.

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These anecdotes are highly entertaining!

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These kids won't let me read today. #bookishmomproblems

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The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I wish I could read faster! I already want to know where this is going, and I'm only 60 pages in.
#slowreaderproblems

Beatlefan129 I love your bookmark! I ❤️ Care Bears 2y
sherryvdh @Beatlefan129 thanks! I love it too. 2y
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The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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#JustStarted The audiobook I'm listening to is making me want to continue reading something a bit creepy. Hopefully this will do the trick! Creepy/ scary is not something I usually gravitate to. Lord knows The Winter People creeped me tfo, so I'm optimistic.

LiteraryinLawrence I hear you. At first during the pandemic I didn‘t want to read anything vaguely scary or suspenseful. But the last couple weeks I‘ve gotten back into thrillers, a genre I‘ve often enjoyed. Luckily there are books for every mood! 2y
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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#audiobaking this afternoon. Banana loaf is a favorite with my husband and my boys. I threw in some pecans and chocolate chips this time around. I'm enjoying this audio so far. The plot is very engrossing, the narration is just ok in my opinion.

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I needed a break from Catherine House, and it's been a while since I've held a physical book in my hands. This one's been screaming at me from the shelf for a couple of weeks now. Time to finish up the series!
#saturdaynightreading #jackaby

TheBookDream I wish this wasn‘t the end of the series 😭 2y
sherryvdh @TheBookDream Same. It's so good! 2y
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Catherine House: A Novel | Elisabeth Thomas
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I've been seeing this book everywhere, and by some strange twist of fate, my library had a copy available on Libby. I didn't even have to put it on hold! Diving in now while the boys are entertaining themselves. #RainyDayReading #DoNotDisturb

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Thanks for the tag, @Eggs !
1. My toddler is currently obsessed with the hose. 😆
2. I had to really think on this one. I think I'd be Tess from Anne Bishop's Others series. She's not often in danger, and can take care of business when necessary. Plus, she runs a coffee shop that's connected to a book store, so that's a perk. (Pun not intended, haha!)
3. Tagged!
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Wonderful responses! Water spray is mesmerizing for the Littles 💦 2y
JaclynW Adorable! 2y
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Mirage (Mirage, #1) | Somaiya Daud
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Hope everyone has been keeping well! I was laid up with a torn muscle in my calf for a couple of weeks. This past week, I was feeling much better, and was able to finally repaint my front entryway, while listening to this very interesting audiobook. I'm not generally a sci-fi reader, but this one is Moroccan inspired and I'm really loving the rich cultural aspects throughout. #AudioDIYing

ozma.of.oz That‘s a lovely color! And I‘m glad you‘re doing better! 2y
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In a Badger Way | Shelly Laurenston
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Is there such thing as a panda- shifter stereotype? 😆 This book is just what I need right now: funny, engrossing, with some great characters. I didn't realize it was the second book when I checked it out on Libby, so I've also checked out the first to read right after this.

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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#audiocooking some chili this dreary afternoon. I've been having back issues for the past 10 days or so, so it feels nice to get into the kitchen for a bit, even if I'm still stiff and a little pained.
#booked2020 #bottomofmytbr
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen How‘s the audio??? I LOVED the book when I read it. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one also! Sorry to hear you are having pain. Hopefully it lets up soon! 2y
sherryvdh @Cinfhen So far the audio is very good! 2y
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Thanks Danielle for the thoughtful card and adorable bookmark! I happen to love AamazingBookmarks (and I don't have this one)! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
#poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I just received your bday package too. Thank you so much. It was so thoughtful. 💙 2y
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📖 Fire Touched (tagged)
✒ Jasper Fforde
📽 Ferdinand
🎙Feist
🎶 Fernando by ABBA
#ManicMonday #LetterF @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 2y
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1. My grocery shopping mask. It's the only thing we leave the house for.
2. 10. Very surprised by that because it felt like I was rarely reading. The tagged one was so much fun, I immediately started the next one!
3. My birthday next week.
4. I'm not sure it's known for any food. Although, Nova Scotians in general are bananas about their donair. Personally, I'm not a fan. 🤷‍♀️
#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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1. Late. I'm not functional early in the morning.
2. The Lit Pad or Novel*Tea (if I had a cafe in it)
3. I have no organization atm because i don't have enough shelving, but I'd like to have them alphabetical by author so all my series stay together.
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love the shop names 👏🏻😊👏🏻 2y
night_shift Novel*tea is a great one! 2y
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Cinfhen Yum, rye toast!! So simple but SO GOOD 2y
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I'm officially caught up! Now I wish there was more!
Spending my afternoon reading and treating myself gently. My back and hip are hurting today, and I don't want to make it worse. Got all my reading supplies, all I need is a new read! #WhatToReadNext

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After finishing this book, I'm changing it to my choice for #AboutGenocide #Booked2020. The story was more brutal than I expected it to be. The narration helped pull me through some of the slower sections. I've never listened to Bahni Turpin before, but she may be one of my favorite audiobook narrators now. The audio is fantastic. @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Yes, Bahni Turpin is UH.MAZE.ING 🙌🏻♥️🎧 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great idea — no need for this prompt to come from history. 👊🏻📚♥️ 2y
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Lots of #audiobook activities today. The past 2 days have been extra hard in this province, and I just cannot focus on reading. Better days ahead, we hope. I hope everyone is safe and healthy. 💜

CBee You are in Nova Scotia? My heart broke when I read the news - in the midst of everything else, too. 🙁 2y
sherryvdh @CBee yes, I am. 2y
Shemac77 Fellow Nova Scotian. Sending you love. @sherryvdh 2y
sherryvdh @Shemac77 Thank you 💙 Same to you! 2y
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1. Malachi is always good for a laugh. He's such a goof.
2. ✅
3. Baking, reading, some hot baths.
4. Dark chocolate! (Though any chocolate will do in a pinch. 😉).
#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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I've been #audiocrafting lately. I finally got chore charts done for the boys. The narration of this book is fantastic so far! #booked2020 #YANovelByPOC
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! Good pick!!!! And I think Bahni Turpin narrates and she‘s AMAZING🙌🏻♥️ 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great charts—hope the kids agree! 2y
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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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Starting something new this evening. The tagged book is my pick for #booked2020 #AnimalOnCover.
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great covers! 2y
Cinfhen Loving all the animal covers 💗💗💗 2y
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The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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1. Conspiratorial
2. Ordered from Book Outlet yesterday. To be fair, 3/4 of it wasn't for me.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Love Book Outlet!💜📚 2y
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With everything going on in the world, my focus has been less than stellar. I was hoping revisiting a series I love would help, but it hasn't really. Audiobooks have been a savior though. So, I'm being gentle with myself, and just going with the flow for now. I hope everyone else is finding ways to cope in the world right now. #ThisWillPass #IsolationReadingSlump

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1. I'm a mood reader, so I don't have an official pile. Though, it has gotten a little smaller with libraries closed, and only being able to borrow electronically.
2. Trivial pursuit and scrabble
3. Getting out back into the woods. It's been cold and rainy, so we've been indoors.
4. No. Never really pay attention to April fools.
#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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Of course, all of my audiobook holds decided to come in all at once. Looks like my house is going to be REALLY clean. Lol! #audiocleaning #audioeverything

ozma.of.oz Right?! The same thing happened to me! 😂 I‘ve been doing a lot of audio baking and cooking. 🤣 2y
sherryvdh @ozma.of.oz Same here! Cooking and baking is a great anxiety reducer for me, but I've been doing so much of it the last 2 weeks. I need to do something else or we'll all be super unhealthy, and I'm running out of freezer space. 😂 2y
emz711 There is a way to hold them on Libby but it never seemed to work for me 2y
Johanna414 I‘ve been having the same thing happen - and can‘t listen to them when I‘m home with the kids all day 2y
BehindthePages This happens everytime to me!😅 2y
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A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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📚 A Dangerous Crossing (tagged)
✒ Attica Locke
🎥 Aladdin
🎙Aerosmith
🎶 All of Me (John Legend)
#manicmonday #letterA @JoScho

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love that song!! Especially the version with Lindsey Sterling playing violin 🎻❤️ 2y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 2y
CoffeeK8 Love that song 2y
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Open Book | Jessica Simpson
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#audiobaking some chocolate chip muffins. These are getting to be a staple around here. They are so delicious and they don't have a lot of sugar in them, so I don't feel guilty giving them to the kids.

ozma.of.oz Those look delicious! What recipe do you use? 2y
Julsmarshall ooh! recipe please 😄 2y
sherryvdh @ozma.of.oz @Julsmarshall https://scrummylane.com/greek-yogurt-blueberry-muffins-low-sugar-recipe/ I use this recipe as a base, and then just sub whatever I want in place of the blueberries. They are so good! My picture is one batch. 2y
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sherryvdh I also like to use vanilla Greek yogurt in place of regular. 2y
ozma.of.oz Thank you for sharing! I‘ve been looking for a really good muffin recipe. 2y
Tamra Thank you for the recipe link! 2y
Julsmarshall Thank you so much, @sherryvdh ! 2y
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Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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#audiocrafting this afternoon. Starting chore charts for the boys. I'm still waiting on a few things to be delivered to finish them, but I'm happy so far.
I'm really enjoying this audiobook. I don't feel the same connection I did with Dumplin, but its still fun. My only complaint would be the Millie narrator is narrating in a way that sounds almost aggressive, which took some getting used to.

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Posting my #CheckIn for #Booked2020 #Winter.

1. Dumplin by Julie Murphy
2. The Toll by Neal Shusterman
3. Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
4. Faith Volume One: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser
5. Wintersong by S. Jae Jones
6. The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Can't wait to keep going! Thanks @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen & @BarbaraTheBibliophage for hosting this! It's been fun so far!

Cinfhen Yay!!! Congrats on completing #FirstQuarter #Booked2020 🎉📚💕This is your “official” entry for #FirstQuarterDrawing 🙌🏻 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome! You‘re welcome—glad you‘re enjoying the prompts. 👊🏻📚♥️ 2y
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It may only last 15 minutes, but I'll take it! #BonusQuietTime #KeepLitsyPositive

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I've decided to catch up on some series I'm behind in, since I've got the time. Re-Reading from the beginning to refresh my memory. It's like coming home to old friends. #SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreFictional

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#manicmonday
1. Novelist
2. Library
3. Inspiration for a character
4. Rip 🙀 And then I'd likely spend the rest of my life trying to tape all the little shreds back together. 😄
@JoScho

wanderinglynn 👍🏻 No. 4 😂 because I would do the same thing. 2y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 2y
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We got outside today! And then, this evening, my toddler actually sat and read 4 or 5 books with me. (He'll often sit on his own and flip through books, but sitting with me and patiently listening is usually a no-go.) #TodayWasASuccess #KeepLitsyPositive #AllMunschAllTheTime

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Unknown Book 11150377 | Unknown Unknown
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Looks like my next read isn't in the database yet. Working through my electronic TBR this week. My husband has loaned me his IPad, as I've been finding my phone too small for long periods of reading.
#nextup #ParanormalWomensFiction #IsolationReading

LibrarianRyan You can add it to the database from the desk top version. 2y
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