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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t sure whether to give this a pick or a so-so. There really wasn‘t a lot to it, but given its length, I suppose I should‘ve expected that. All in all, it was fairly academic, and while it was mildly interesting, I don‘t think I can recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Have you all seen this? I haven‘t read it yet, but it may be a good idea to get a copy of it now while you still can.

julesG Might this become a case of: Get it before it's banned? 3d
slategreyskies @julesG that‘s what I‘m thinking. 3d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Do you still think it doesn‘t matter whether or not you vote?

Branwen I am absolutely heartbroken today. 😢 And scared. 3d
Sleepswithbooks @Branwen - I am 100% feeling the same. In tears and disgusted. 3d
EKonrad 😢😢😢 3d
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Hooked_on_books I‘ve known for a long time that this day was coming, but that doesn‘t make it any easier. I‘m embarrassed by my country. And seriously pissed off. 3d
Cazxxx I‘m so upset and angry over this. A dark day indeed 3d
slategreyskies @Branwen I feel the same way. We‘re in this together! (((Hug))) 💔 2d
slategreyskies @Sleepswithbooks I couldn‘t sleep last night. I just kept cycling through all these horrible emotions. Pain, fear, anger, disbelief. Sending you a hug. 💔 2d
slategreyskies @EKonrad hugs to you! 💔 2d
slategreyskies @Hooked_on_books agreed. I‘m so pissed. The worst thing is that it didn‘t have to be this way. Why can‘t people show up and vote? It‘s not a hard concept. Not showing up at the polls resulted in this. If people had just shown up. I just. My mind is spinning with all the should-haves and could-haves, and my heart hurts. And yeah, it‘s embarrassing too to be this backwards. 🤬💔 2d
slategreyskies @Cazxxx yes, me too. I‘m really struggling. This is a nightmare. Hugs to you! 💔 2d
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Up next!! I‘m really excited about this one! ✨

#witchy

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Pickpick

A solid addition to a library. There‘s lots of useful information, including a good sized list of recommended reading. I liked the focus on little things you can do every day like lighting a candle or incense, sweeping with intention, using chants or positive affirmations while in the shower, that sort of thing. It‘s a bonus that, if you like her style, she‘s written a stack of other books too.

#witchy

laurieluna Oh stacking, I love the look of this, and concept. 5d
Clare-Dragonfly Gee, I wonder who published this. 😂 5d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I love this. 💚🍃

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

CBee This is GREAT! 1w
Smrloomis Love this! 🌺🍀 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 1w
BooksAndYarn That's awesome. 1w
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Pickpick

I finally finished this today. I‘m really impressed. Easily a five star book. Highly recommended!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#witchy

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Currently reading this one. I‘m about 60 pages in, and I‘m really impressed so far. Let‘s hope it keeps being this good!

#witchy

Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve definitely heard good things about this one! 2w
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I was extremely disappointed in this book. I was apparently not the target audience. The target audience would, I guess, not be squeamish with cow dung references or rituals with blood or urine or smashing raw eggs into the ground with their fists or yelling during ritual to raise energy, etc. I felt this was theatrical in many instances, and it upset me, because I wanted more from this. Again, not the target audience. More below ⬇️ ⬇️

slategreyskies That said, it wasn‘t like the book was lacking in anything useful, because there were a few good ideas in it. I just don‘t understand how it got such good reviews, because I felt like I had to keep sifting through piles of non-useful information to get to any useful tidbits. 2w
slategreyskies (2) I really wanted to like this, but no, I didn‘t like it, and I can‘t recommend it. ⭐️⭐️ #borrownotbuy #witchy (edited) 2w
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amywithbooks 😂😂😂 2w
DieAReader 🤣🤣🤣 2w
DGRachel I love fun dedication pages! 2w
JamieArc @Tamra I didn‘t realize the quote I mentioned, I saw it here on Litsy. This was it 😁 2w
Tamra 😂😂👌🏾 2w
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Up next!! 🌒🌕🌘

#BigJuneReadathon
#witchy
#JoysOfJune

thereadingpal Oh seems interesting!! 2w
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Pickpick

Okay, I finished this today, and I was really impressed with it. There are a lot of ideas in this, and I took a lot of notes. There are so many things I want to try. As far as usefulness goes, I‘m giving this one five stars. Also, it‘s on #hoopla, which is a bonus. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#witchy

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My free birthday iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts and my Dolly Parton coconut cupcakes (out of the oven, but not iced and dusted with coconut flakes yet). It‘s been a great day so far!! Later on tonight: Chinese food for dinner and reading some more of ACOTAR. Birthday bliss. 😍🧁✨

Kayla.Adriena Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great day! 3w
jlhammar Yum! Sounds perfect. Happy Birthday! 3w
robinb Wow…there‘s a Dolly cake mix?? Where have I been??!! 🤣😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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slategreyskies @Kayla.Adriena thanks!! It‘s been so much fun! :) 3w
slategreyskies @jlhammar thanks!! I‘m really enjoying myself! :) 3w
slategreyskies @robinb I just saw it for the first time at the grocery store this past week, and I knew that had to be the cake for me! There‘s Dolly icing to go with it too!! Of course, I got that as well! 🤣 3w
robinb @slategreyskies oh wow, how cool!! Hope you‘ve had a wonderful day! 3w
mrp27 Happy Birthday, the Dolly cake mix looks like fun!! 2w
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Pickpick

I got up in the middle of the night and read for a while, because I had to know what happened. This was a fun read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#LGBTQ #queerbooks #pride 🌈✨

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Just now seeing this! A little late, but I‘m in. My goal is to read eight books and to read the next two lives in The Eighth Life. 🌼

#BigJuneReadathon #readathon

Clwojick Awesome! You‘ve got this. 💪🏻💖🌼 3w
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I‘m about halfway through this, and I‘m really liking it so far. It‘s obviously well thought out, and it‘s organized neatly. There‘s a lot of information here, and the spells are really well done. I‘ve gotten several good ideas already, so I‘m happy about that. #hoopla #witchy

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Mehso-so

I suppose, if you had no other source for ideas for spellwork, then you could possibly get a few ideas from this book. That said, it‘s chaotically organized (not structured at all, as far as I can tell). There‘s no index of spells or of topics, so there‘s no way to find anything, and everything is just sorta mashed together. I found it difficult to pay attention, since it kept jumping from topic to topic. Definitely #borrownotbuy. Two stars. ⭐️⭐️

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I love this. #ThinkPositiveBePositive 🌈✨

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💯 truth!! 3w
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Ha!! #LitsyHumor 🤣

catiewithac 100% 😂 3w
AmyG My most favorite bookmark, for years, was a hockey card my son didn‘t want. It was a great bookmark. 3w
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3w
Dragon 😂 to true 💚🐉 3w
Yuki_Onna That's so 100% me! 😁 I never 'unterstood' classic bookmarks. They're beautiful, ok, but use them as bookmark? Can't do that, somehow... 3w
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Pickpick

This book is really informative. There‘s a lot here to dig into. I like that the author encourages you to take the information and run with it, encouraging you to do things your own way and be creative. I know I‘ll refer back to this book, which is one way I know it‘s a five star book for me. Definitely recommended!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#witchy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚💜 3w
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I know I‘m a bit late, but still. Here goes! ✨

🌙 I don‘t have any daily rituals except for my morning coffee. I used to light candles and read, but I haven‘t done that in months. Maybe I could start again, because that gave me peace.

🌙 Rarely, but I‘d like to start doing that as well. Sometimes I‘ll read in the middle of the night when I can‘t sleep.

🌙 I prefer the noise of the fan. I sleep much better with it.

🌙 #ThoughtfulThursday

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have to have a fan too!! 3w
MoonWitch94 I sleep with a fan year-round! ((It‘s an old habit I got used to with my Ex & it‘s stayed with me). Reading with candles sounds so peaceful. Thanks for playing 🌙📖🙂 3w
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You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion | Margaret O'Hair, Sofia Sanchez
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A Wind in the Door | Madeleine L'Engle
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡📚🧡 3w
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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#BookMoods
#BecameAMovie

I‘ve never actually read this. It‘s been on my list for years!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 📚 3w
TheLudicReader One of my all time favourite movies. 3w
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We Were Liars | E. Lockhart
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I have not actually read this (should I?), but it was my first thought for today‘s prompt.

#BookMoods
#lies

Eggs Yes you should 😉 also Family of Liars is a companion book to it 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard it is good! 🖤 4w
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Looks like fun! I‘m in!! #BookMoods

Eggs Yay!! 4w
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So far, this book is incredibly interesting. It‘s arranged into chapters based on the days of the week. Each chapter has an intro page of correspondences. Then, there are suggestions for how to use those correspondences in your everyday magic. While a lot of the ideas are quick and simple, don‘t let that put you off. The point of the book is to get people practicing more regularly and to help practitioners learn the correspondences. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

slategreyskies (Cont.) The point she makes in the introduction is that, if you‘ve got the correspondences memorized, then you have to spend less time looking things up and have more time to focus on your own style and flair. More time to be creative and less time struggling to get the correspondences lined up correctly, because you‘ll already have them memorized. I hadn‘t thought of it that way before. It made sense. So, I‘m going to spend time ⬇️⬇️⬇️ 1mo
slategreyskies (Cont. 2) learning the correspondences and getting better versed in them. I know they‘re basic building blocks that a lot of people skip past to get to the “good stuff”, but I think this approach is actually going to help me a lot. So, kudos to this author for giving me a different perspective and challenging me to do the work to learn. Recommended so far for those wanting to learn the basics, but in a far from basic way. #witchy 1mo
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Pickpick

Okay, after having this partly read for several years, I finally pulled it off my shelf and sat down and finished it. It‘s a solid four and a half stars. I specifically liked the spell variations listed and the extensive bibliography. This felt like a textbook for large portions of it, and I really appreciated that. Highly recommended for someone who wants to dig deeper and is unsatisfied with lighter, fluff books.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨!!
#witchy

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Pickpick

I was digging through my shelves and found this one. I realized that I‘d started it years ago but never finished it. Overall, it‘s a solid book. I like its focus on cleaning and clutter clearing and cleansing your home. I think that the tips in this book could really help create a positive and healthy home environment with good energy. This one gets four and a half stars. Recommended for anyone interested in a more magical home environment.

slategreyskies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨!! #witchy 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m stacking almost everything you post lately! 😁 1mo
slategreyskies @Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve been finding some really good ones! Some of them I‘d forgotten that I‘d stashed away when I moved a few years ago. Glad you‘re finding some good ones to stack! ✨ 1mo
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I‘ve read 2 of the 3 on the bottom row. My goal is to finish all 4 of these during the readathon. I‘d also like to finish 1 other book I‘ve got going which I forgot to add to the picture. I‘ve got my coffee next to me. I‘m wearing my reading tshirt (My Weekend Is All Booked), and I‘m ready to start the morning reading. Hope you all are having a good weekend!! ✨

#20in4 #readathon

Andrew65 Doing well 👏👏👏 1mo
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Mehso-so

I rated this as a so-so, because it felt light on information somehow. I think it‘s because I prefer deeper books, and this one almost felt like fluff. I don‘t think I‘m the target audience, but I think this could definitely be a pick for someone who‘s curious and wants a quick and easy guide as a starting point to their path. Bonus points for referencing handparting, the equivalent of a divorce, as I hadn‘t heard of that. Points also for ⬇️⬇️⬇️

slategreyskies (Cont.) including the dates of the Sabbats for both the northern and southern hemispheres. 1mo
KristiAhlers I agree this one is good for someone who is just starting their journey and have no clue what their options are. 1mo
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Mehso-so

I don‘t think I was the target audience for this book. It was really heavy on foraging and on using plants as remedies for various things. I suppose I should have known that from the cover, but it really wasn‘t what I was expecting and wasn‘t really of that much interest to me. This is definitely a highly specialized book, and for someone interested in this, I expect it would easily be a five star read. For me, three stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Laurie Cabot's Book of Spells & Enchantments | Laurie Cabot, Christopher Penczak
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I was really impressed with this book. Five stars for beginners and four stars if you‘ve already got the basics down. I didn‘t agree with everything she said, but I loved the way she wrote this, loved the way she made me think about the why and the how of things. Bonus points for spells with tonka beans in them, because I have some of them and wasn‘t sure how to use them. All in all, this is a solid book, and I highly recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

slategreyskies @MoonWitch94 here‘s my review! I know you‘d mentioned wanting to know what I thought of it. ✨ 1mo
MoonWitch94 @slategreyskies Oh awesome! Thanks, Sarah! Great review. I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 😊 1mo
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I had to drive to a library in the next town over to pick this up today. It was one of those instances where they won‘t let the item be called out to other locations, but they‘ll let you check it out if you drive there and come inside. I really wanted a copy, so I went for a drive. I still haven‘t finished my other witchy book, but I plan to finish it today so I can start this one this evening. #witchy

Clare-Dragonfly What a great cover! Let us know if it‘s worth the special drive! 1mo
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This was so much fun! I loved the part about the bog!! 🤣
#romantsy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yuki_Onna That title... 🤣 I'll never get over it! (edited) 1mo
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Laurie Cabot's Book of Spells & Enchantments | Laurie Cabot, Christopher Penczak
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Up next is this book by Laurie Cabot, the official witch of Salem, Massachusetts. I‘m really looking forward to this one! ✨

#witchy

MoonWitch94 Ohhhh I have been wondering how this one is. Looking forward to your review! 1mo
KristiAhlers It‘s a solid book. I picked up a couple of years ago when my best friend and I went. Before Covid. In fact I just gave my copy to a friend who is starting her journey. 1mo
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Pickpick

An excellent resource. Lots of good ideas in this. I know I‘ll refer to it again and again when I‘m in need of inspiration. It has a great bibliography at the back as well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#witchy

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Currently burning sage and reading this book. I‘ve got some negativity to clear out.

#witchy

nishaagni I have this one too. 😄 1mo
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The Impossible Us | Sarah Lotz
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Wow, this book is tough to rate/review. Overall, I‘d say it‘s definitely a pick, but there were 100 pages or so when I wasn‘t sure whether or not I‘d finish it. I‘m glad I kept going with it, though. It really was well done. It does tackle a few trigger issues, though, so it‘s not really what I‘d call a lighthearted read. Recommended!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I‘m between a pick and a so-so on this book, mainly because I didn‘t learn as much as I was hoping in this book. Oddly, I think that‘s because a lot of what I read was already familiar to me, because my family did similar things. Overall, this is a slow-paced read, like sitting on someone‘s front porch and listening to them tell stories all afternoon. For me, it‘s a #borrownotbuy .

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You've Got Mail | Kate G. Smith
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This is not my mailbox. Nor is it the battered up blue mailbox at the gas station that I placed a stack of #LitsyLove and pen pal letters in today. But still, it looks cool. And now I‘m halfway through writing responses. Yay!!

Responses going out to:

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@UwannaPublishme
@AmyG
@Elizabeth2
@KateReadsYA

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KateReadsYA Yay. Can't wait :) 2mo
slategreyskies Update: I finished the rest of the #LitsyLove letters this afternoon. Coming your way soon!! They should be in the mailbox tomorrow morning. :) @CaliforniaCay @Pogue @Soubhiville @CoffeeNBooks @BookwormAHN 2mo
BookwormAHN Cool mailbox 📬 2mo
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slategreyskies @BookwormAHN For some reason, it reminds me of that old cartoon The Jetsons. Not sure if they even had mailboxes on that show, though! 🤣 2mo
BookwormAHN Yes it does 😸 2mo
AmyG Ha! It does look like a Jetsons mailbox! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Love that retro mailbox! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is cool!! 1mo
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The Impossible Us | Sarah Lotz
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Starting this one today! :)

#romantsy 🥰

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Pickpick

Definitely more of a reference book than a “sit down and read it in one go” kind of book. This had a lot of valuable information in it, and although I borrowed it from my library, I intend to purchase a copy so I can mark passages and also have it on hand to refer to as necessary. Highly recommended!!

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This week‘s abstract acrylic painting in progress. :) #LitsyCrafters

Catsandbooks Very cool! I love the colors! 2mo
kspenmoll So pretty! 2mo
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I‘ve only just finished the introduction and started on the first chapter, but already this book is very good. There‘s a lot of wisdom in these pages. I expect that I will return this to the library and then purchase a copy for myself. As this book is by Judy Hall, the author of Crystal Bible 1,2 & 3, I had high expectations going in, and so far, she‘s not only meeting but exceeding them. ✨

Pic is of part of my crystal collection. :)

IuliaC Awesome collection 😍 2mo
TheBookHippie Oooo!!! ♥️ 2mo
cinda.marie Beautiful collection and I love the container 🌙 2mo
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DGRachel Beautiful! 😍🤩 2mo
Leftcoastzen So pretty! 2mo
BookwormAHN Gorgeous 💜 2mo
Cazxxx Ahh another crystal book to purchase 😁 love the moon tray with the crystals it looks great 😊 2mo
TheNeverendingTBR This is so visually pleasing 😍 2mo
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Panpan

I was so disappointed in this book. The majority of the book was a series of interviews between the author and various owners of businesses loosely related to crystals. Sample questions asked of the business owners were gems (see what I did there?) like “How did you first get into crystals?” And “If you were a crystal, which one would you be?” The book had very little new information or substance to it. Extremely disappointing. #borrownotbuy

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I admit this was a huge turn-off. I did not pick up this book so that the author could try to sell me something from her shop. I‘m still hoping the rest of the book will be worth reading, but I‘m quite irritated by this, and I‘m glad that I borrowed this from the library rather than purchasing it. #borrownotbuy

Soubhiville Yeah I‘d be annoyed by that as well. 2mo
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“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

Anaïs Nin