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susanw

susanw

Joined February 2016

Books, coffee, wine and more books. 🇨🇦
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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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I don‘t always win ARC‘s but when I do... oh boy! I‘m so excited for this one!!!

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Overall a really great collection of sci-fi short stories. Well worth picking up. Jemisin is definitely a must read and this is a great introduction to her if you don‘t want to commit to a series right away.

rachelsbrittain I'm a few stories in and really enjoying this one 3mo
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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Best dedication ever! Stay Sexy, Don‘t Get Murdered!!! #myfavoritemurder

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It‘s a treat yourself kinda day!

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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What ya do when the weather outside makes you want to stay inside.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That. Mug. 😍💀 5mo
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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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Lucky me finding this on the fast track shelf at the library on release day!!! Can‘t wait to dive deep into this one!!

BookHoarder32 Wow! 14 days? Ours is 7. Happy Reading! 5mo
RealLifeReading Lucky you! 5mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Reading for RL book club. Not really loving it. Just not caring about any of the characters. Are people loving this? Is it just me?

DivineDiana I received it as a gift for Christmas, but haven‘t started it yet. Usually love all of her books! 5mo
susanw @DivineDiana I usually do too. The writing is great, it‘s just not clicking with me. 5mo
DivineDiana Hopefully, it will soon! 🙂 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s our January pick for book group as well. I loved it, but it‘s getting very mixed reviews. 5mo
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The Cartel | Don Winslow
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One of my best reads of the year. Wow! The writing is awesome, the story would be unbelievable if it wasn‘t so real, and the pace is fast. Trigger warning for excessive violence. Man oh man, this was so very good.

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Some coffee to compensate for all the sleeping going on inside this book.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ha! Exactly! Makes you wanna go rent a bunch of old Whoopi Goldberg movies too. 7mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Well this was frickin awesome! Every bit as good as you‘ve heard. Lives up to all the hype. Just read it if you haven‘t yet.

Cathythoughts Oh great to hear ... I have waiting on my shelf for me 👍🏻❤️ 7mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Well, this one is starting out great! #mapsinbooks

Purrsistently I‘m excited for this one! 7mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 7mo
susanw @LeahBergen thank you very much! 7mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Finally starting this award winning series. And yes, I have books 2 & 3, so no waiting.

Zelma So cozy looking! I may need to inaugurate my fireplace this weekend. 7mo
Cathythoughts I‘m hoping to read this one this month 🤞🏻.. look forward to your review 7mo
Cathythoughts I didn‘t realize it was a series. 😮👍🏻 7mo
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Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Coffee, macadamia nuts, and a mystery. Sunday afternoon.

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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I remember why I love Lauren Groff, the girl can f**ing write!!!

Cathythoughts I loved Fates &!Furies ❤️👍🏻 8mo
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Does not disappoint. It is a slow burn. Like over 150 pages of build up, but worth every page, as the rest of the book really takes off and doesn‘t stop.

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Ending the long weekend the best way possible. #currentlyreading

ephemeralwaltz Yummy! 8mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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How great is it when a book lives up to your very high expectations! Another winner by Kate Atkinson.

EmilyM Just got this last night! 8mo
TiffasaurusRex What device is that? 8mo
susanw @TiffasaurusRex It‘s a Kobo Aura One. I love it. 8mo
TiffasaurusRex @susanw I have a Kindle Voyage now, but I had a Kobo ages ago, when they had the quilted backs. I switched because the Kobo was pretty flimsy, but I've been eyeing the new ones. Thanks for the info! 8mo
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This book. ❤️❤️❤️

Ya know how sometimes it seems the author is speaking directly to you? Well, this book was written specifically for me. Thank you Ms Cain.

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Man oh man, is there going to be discussions at book club.
This was a five star read for me because there is so much to think about and discuss. I have very strong feelings about many of the characters, what they did and why they did it. If a book makes me think that much, it deserves all the stars.

MicheleinPhilly I put this down when I was going on vacation but am looking forward to picking it up again. 9mo
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Excellent but so frustrating. I wanted to punch someone while reading this, and I‘m Canadian!! I don‘t know how you live with this nonsense directly impacting your lives all the time. Strength to all of you.

BethM This review/comments makes my heart smile. 9mo
KathyWheeler I thought about checking this out today but don‘t know if I can stand being angry. 9mo
ephemeralwaltz This book is so good!! 9mo
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I know I should love everything about this. The MC is a true book lover and isn‘t afraid to let people know. A then and now time line, a bit of a mystery and a bit of a romance. Check, check, check and check.

And yet, something about this book wasn‘t checking a certain box and I don‘t know what it was. It wasn‘t bad at all. It was totally fine. Which sounds like a dis, but totally fine is just that. Glad I read it, very glad I read in 2 days.

Jess7 I have an ARC of this. I need to read this! 9mo
SilversReviews I liked it...sorry there was something missing for you. 9mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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The new Kate Atkinson, and I can‘t get to it fast enough. Also, #its5oclocksomewhere

readinginthedark Oh yum, I'm jealous! I've been drinking so much regular lemonade because I'm pregnant. I miss caffeine and alcohol! 😆😭 9mo
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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Coffee, babka, and a new book. A pretty good start to the day.

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Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Plugging away. Will have book 2 finished by discussion time today. Overall I‘m liking it but lord, I can do without the descriptions of things that should be 2 pages being 30 pages. Yes, Waterloo, yes convent of Petit-Picpus, I‘m talking to you!!! #lesmisbuddyread @Kalalalatja @vivastory

Lcsmcat Wait til you get to the sewers of Paris! 9mo
marynmkfrsh Love the mug! 😂 9mo
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vivastory Hugo was definitely fond of his digressions! 😬 9mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook I need that mug! 9mo
CouronneDhiver Way to go! That book is huge 9mo
UwannaPublishme The audio version does help get through all those digressions. 😳 9mo
UwannaPublishme @Lcsmcat 😂👍🏻 9mo
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Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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In case you needed another reason to hate Javert! #lesmisbuddyread @Kalalalatja @vivastory

MelissaSue81 Yes, he‘s even douchier in the book than in the musical! He‘s terrible! 9mo
vivastory Hating reading, a surefire sign of a villain! 9mo
Kalalalatja That monster!!!!!! 9mo
sprainedbrain Such an ass! 😖 9mo
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Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Just got back from vacation, then took both girls back to university, so just starting this one today. I‘m already stressed as I‘m still also reading The Brothers Karamazov, what did I get myself into!! #lesmisbuddyread @Kalalalatja @vivastory

Lcsmcat Both great books though. 9mo
Kalalalatja You can do it! 👏👏👏 9mo
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Morning view. #cabottrail #novascotia

Tanisha_A Wow wow wow! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Jealous 😊 10mo
Readingismyescape Gorgeous 😍 10mo
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Tamra I was just thinking those willows are a good place for black bears to nap. 😴 10mo
Owlizabeth I want to go to there 😍 10mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
readordierachel Looks so peaceful! 10mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! 9mo
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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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So this book is a lot better than I originally thought. As I thought it was the final book in the series and I was not a happy camper. But now I know better and like it much more.
On vacay with the family, getting only a little car reading in between sight seeing. #peggyscove #novascotia

kspenmoll Beautiful rock formations. 10mo
merelybookish I love Peggy's Cove! 10mo
Cathythoughts What a beautiful picture 10mo
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Slower than I‘d like but moving along. Where‘s everyone else in this doorstopper? #myvodkabromance #bkbuddyread

Lcsmcat I‘m in Book V, Chapter III. I didn‘t get a lot of reading time this weekend. 10mo
BookishTrish Super close to the start. I couldn‘t read a page this past week without getting interrupted! #houseguests 10mo
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This was fantastic! Who would ever have thought the world of salmon fly tying was so hard core? Fascinating history and a page turning heist all at once. Highly recommend.

Cathythoughts Great picture 💜💜💜 10mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I love Chabon. Read this one already but from the library. The other two, long time tbr‘s that can now physically stare back at me unread instead of just being on some list. #bookhaul #thriftstore

BarbaraBB Haha, stare at you 😉! I really liked Out! 10mo
meghan2714 😄😄😄💙 10mo
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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So until I kept seeing her newer books popping up all over Litsy I‘d never heard of Colleen Hoover. People, how was this possible? This was so good. I loved it! Read it in basically one sitting. It makes me wonder about all the other authors who somehow have been missed by me. #blameitonLitsy

Tera0707 Yes! She‘s one of my favorite authors. And she‘s such a good person- she runs the Bookworm Box and all their proceeds go to various charities. Welcome to the CoHo fan club ☺️ 10mo
StrayCat13 Coho is awesome! One of my favourites! 10mo
A_planNerd She‘s amazing!! Might I suggest Hopeless, It Ends With Us or Maybe Someday. I‘m obsessed with her 😂 10mo
Lady.Literary I think the same thought once I read a book by a new (to me) author. How many like this are out that I haven‘t discovered yet?! 10mo
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The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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A crazy fever dream of a book. I didn‘t know what was real and what was imagined. But I couldn‘t stop reading. A book about grief, and a woman‘s darkest thoughts while she travel alone to a Cuban horror movie festival. While I was all, wtf, while reading it, now that I‘ve finished I can‘t stop thinking about it.

Samplergal I‘m halfway or more through and wondering WTF? I guess I don‘t get answers. 10mo
Booksnchill Put this on a library hold! Glad for the endorsement! 10mo
ReadingEnvy So trippy! 10mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Going to try to make a serious dent in this one today. #bkbuddyread

MeganAnn This looks like such a cozy reading spot!! 😍 10mo
saresmoore What a lovely spot! 10mo
emilyhaldi Enjoy!!! 10mo
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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I need to finish off all these YA series I start. Considering I read the first in this series in 2013, I think this is spaced out enough, right @Mitch ?

For a middle book of a trilogy, it was pretty good. Plot moved along and I really have no clue where the next book will go. I‘m not reading the next one just yet (too many library books checked out!) but I won‘t wait 5 years!

Mitch Haha! That‘s some spacing!🤣 10mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Jumping into the next couple of #buddyreads As a reward Indigo let me get this super cute tote for a mere fraction of the regular price.

I like big books and all, but Les Miz is kinda scaring me! #myvodkabromance #bkbuddyread

Tanisha_A Awesome! 👏 10mo
emilyhaldi Dayyyummm are you tackling both at once?! 🙌🏻 10mo
susanw @emilyhaldi Noooo, although there might be some overlap, I‘m going doing BK now and the Hugo, September through to forever! 10mo
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batsy Haha! I wanted to join the Les Miz buddy read next month but don't think I have it in me 😅 10mo
saresmoore Holy moly! I think you may need to fortify with sweets and comedy in the midst of these two overwhelming tomes! 10mo
bookandcat Les Miserables is LOVELY. Well worth getting through some of the slow parts. 10mo
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Smugly! I love it! A line every one of us has spoken, and spoken smugly!

This book was a pretty easy read, some heavier overall themes but handled without weighing down the book. If you love a road trip book, where people discover stuff about themselves, this ones for you.

Suet624 I enjoyed this book. 10mo
AmyG I look forward to reading this. Thank you @Suet624 10mo
Suet624 @AmyG 💕💕 10mo
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Looks like a perfect start to a long weekend.

erzascarletbookgasm I love this pic 💙 10mo
britt_brooke Lovely! 10mo
Zelma Completely envious! 10mo
Simona Looks very inviting ♥️ 10mo
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This was quite good. A story, told from the POV of each family member a decade apart. So the fathers story told in the mid ‘60‘s, moms mid ‘70‘s daughters mid 80‘s. It shows how complicated, fragile, and connected a family really is. How what we do and say and feel, truly affect those around us.

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Hoping to love this one as much as I love my new, most awesome mug!!

Myhusbandhatesreading I love that mug!!! ❤️❤️ 11mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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If you are turned off by the Oprah endorsement, don‘t be. This one is excellent. It lives up to the hype. Raises many questions that have no right or wrong answers. Another great book club pick for my real life group, yay us!!

Reviewsbylola Loved this. 11mo
JacqMac Good to know. My library hold for this one just came in. 11mo
riversong153 💚💚💙💙💙💙 11mo
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All Wrapped Up | Holly Smale
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So I beat my January time by 2:00 hours! Started and finished 2 books, one a 9 hour audio! And made a dent in 2 new books. Great weekend @24in48 Thanks. #24in48

Librarybelle Great job! 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!!! I definitely have to participate in this next time. 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin Well done, congrats!🎉👍🏽 11mo
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Jas16 🙌🏽 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s fantastic! 👏I did less hours than my previous time. 11mo
GypsyKat Great job! 📚📚🎉🎉⏱ 11mo
Reggie Woohoo!!! 11mo
Eyelit Excellent! 11mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I won‘t make it, but am really going to try to hit the 20 hour mark. Starting this one tonight, the premise looks great, I‘ve been meaning to read it for months. So thanks @24in48 for giving me the push I needed. #24in48

RebL Good luck cracking 20. I only just cracked 10. 🤷🏻‍♀️ You‘re doing awesome. 11mo
akckitty I wish you luck! :) 11mo
Andrew65 A great total! 11mo
StephBengtson Good luck! I liked this one! 11mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Holy f*ck! This book! Put me in the absolutely loved it camp. I have a page of notes, questions and thoughts, way too long for here, but great for my next book club meeting!
So much to think about. My only suggestion if you read this, and you should, is make someone else read with you, you‘re going to want to discuss this one with someone. #24in48

HardcoverHearts I have a woman‘s book club I lead at work and we read this. It was one of the best discussions we have had, hands down. I agree- there is a lot here to discuss, debate and consider. 11mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I‘m loving this one so far. It‘s going to start great discussions for our (all female) book club.

I‘m hitting 8 hours for the day so far, now for after dinner drinks and more reading. #24in48

Sumtime77 That's a great read! 11mo
OneLitChick Such a good book! 11mo
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Coming up to 3 hours for me, time to switch it up. Sneaking in some #nonfiction for fun. This one looks fascinating. #24in48

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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Getting ready! Hoping to get through a couple RL book club picks this weekend #24in48

heikemarie I‘ve heard very polarized feedback on this book. Can‘t wait to see what you think! 11mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Ahh. I loved the power, but I agree with @heikemarie that the reviews are mixed. Enjoy your morning! 11mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Finished this up just in time to start a fresh book tomorrow for #24in48
Nothing resolved in this middle book of the trilogy but still a fun read. Especially when I now picture vampire Matthew as Matthew Goode ❤️

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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Enjoying the morning.

Stephykitten Looks like the beginning of a cozy day ☺️ 11mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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A total #beachread, but taking place in the backyard. #booked2018

LauraBrook I LOVE your pool chair!!! It‘s perfect - where did you find it? 11mo
susanw @LauraBrook it‘s crazy comfortable too! We got it from Costco, it was a bargain. 11mo
Cinfhen Gotta LOVE Costco 11mo
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