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tracy.m.ng

tracy.m.ng

Joined September 2017

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A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
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Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
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“A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “Beyond Vietnam” speech #MLKday

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Merry and Bright: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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@wen4blu OMG you are the best gifter (I made up a word lol) ever!!! I love the books and all the gifts!!! Happy holidays to you!!

wen4blu You are very welcome! Very sneaky, opening them early! 5mo
wen4blu Erika, sent and received. Thanks for coordinating! 5mo
tracy.m.ng Oh my gosh, totally forgot to wait until the 21st lol. I was too excited lol!! 5mo
tracy.m.ng Also, I read your note again and I don‘t know that chocolate store—have to check it out! You should also check out Thomas sweet is New Brunswick and Princeton :) go New Jersey!! 5mo
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Merry and Bright: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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#merryandbright @KrystleTheBookSlayer your package is shipped out today! My wrapping skills are pretty bad lol; but I hope you like the gifts :)

tracy.m.ng And your book will arrive December 22! Sorry—that was the cheapest shipping lol 5mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer That's fine! Thank you & I can't wait to check out those wrapping skills! 5mo
tracy.m.ng @KrystleTheBookSlayer I checked the tracking and it should arrive by 8 pm tonight. Ugh UPS!!! 5mo
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tracy.m.ng I mean usps 5mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer Sounds perfect! USPS is actually really good at getting our packages to us, which is great! And either I or my roomie should be around pretty much all day to receive it ☺ 5mo
tracy.m.ng Hi Krstyle! I am so sorry your package is taking forever! I got an alert it is “in transit” and the usps is still working despite the partial gov shutdown. If you would like the tracking number please email me at Tracy.ng4@gmail.con 5mo
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tracy.m.ng Happy holidays! :) 5mo
tracy.m.ng And I just checked the tracking and I believe your gift should arrive on Wednesday, omg don‘t know why it is taking this long and hope you don‘t mind the updates! :) enjoy your holidays :) :) @KrystleTheBookSlayer 5mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @tracy.m.ng haha it's okay! I'm just glad that it's not lost in the mail 😄 5mo
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Merry and Bright: A Novel | Debbie Macomber

@KrystleTheBookSlayer I just saw your wish list and awesome books! I will also look through your profile to check out your interest for bookish gifts :) for me, my litsy to read list is up to date and if you are at a yard sale and see a bunch of good cheap books, I generally like realistic non fiction, autobiographies, & suspense (no gore or hard core romance!) and I could always have more pens & notebooks!

KrystleTheBookSlayer @tracy.m.ng Lol! Unfortunately, I wasn't matched with you, but now that I know you got my name, you may get a little something! 😉 6mo
tracy.m.ng Oh hahaha, I thought we were paired up lol. Alright, whoever is my match, you know how to find me! And super excited to shop for you @KrystleTheBookSlayer 6mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @tracy.m.ng No problem, I was curious too if our matches were paired up or completely random, now I know! 😂 Feel free to ask if you have any questions. 6mo
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@RiotMom shipping out your #feedareader today!! Enjoy!! @MinDea @TricksyTails

tracy.m.ng @RiotMom your package should arrive on Friday :) 6mo
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman

@RiotMom I plan on sending out your box this week!! #feedareader

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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@JHgotham thanks for the lovely package!!!! Recipe looks delicious, socks look comfy and such cute bookmarks! Looking forward to the book! @MinDea @TricksyTails #feedareader

JHgotham Yaaay glad u like it! 9mo
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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#feedareader @OriginalCyn620 your #feedareader box is shipping out this week!!! Enjoy :) @MinDea @TricksyTails

OriginalCyn620 Yay!! Can‘t wait! 10mo
tracy.m.ng @OriginalCyn620 it should arrive on Friday!! :) 10mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! My weekend will be off to a good start! @tracy.m.ng 10mo
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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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After reading two depressing mysteries (Magpie Murders and All the Missing girls—great novels; it‘s just very depressing on human beings) it is nice to see a happy ending (ish) here! Yes the humans here in this book have experienced much cruelty from other humans but I love how they evolve and grow.

riversong153 I loved this book! 9mo
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@OriginalCyn620 thanks for the pita dip recipe!!! Very clean tasting :)

OriginalCyn620 You‘re welcome! It looks good! Hope you‘re enjoying all your things! 📚❤️ 13mo
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@OriginalCyn620 WOWWW! This was the nicest thing to come home to!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!! I am excited for the books and recipes!!! And GEL PENS! (And haha you got my wish list for Spotify lol) #feedareader @MinDea @TricksyTails

TricksyTails Wow!! 😍♥️ Awesome goodies! I love those pens! 13mo
OriginalCyn620 Glad it arrived safely! Hope you enjoy everything! 😀 13mo
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@Beckykearns awesome book swap! #litsyhappenings

Beckykearns Thanks for the repost 😊 14mo
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Congrats @ErinSueG on your 5,000 Litinfluence!! #giveaway. My favorite book is Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. I reread it at least every other month; and always get a new insight!!! My two wish list books are Brown girl rising and Good Girls! #5Kgiveaway

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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@JHgotham I know I am super early but I never know which weekend I am free lol. So better send your #feedareader package now than never!! You are my April to June match; so if you can hold off to opening to April; that would be cool! @MinDea @TricksyTails

tracy.m.ng @JHgotham it should arrive on Tuesday! 1y
TricksyTails Woohoo!! 🙌😁 1y
JHgotham Awesome:) I‘ll try to hold off til April 1y
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tracy.m.ng Hahaha cool! @JHgotham did you get the package? 1y
JHgotham I did! I went to my mailbox finally yesterday. It‘s waiting patiently in my room til April 😊 1y
tracy.m.ng @JHgotham I hope you were able to open your April package! :) 14mo
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@RiotMom I came home and started crying when I saw your package!!!! Thank you for the awesome books and cute gifts!!!! I am super excited for the recipe too—-I have a similar chocolate chip recipe but I am always looking for ways to make it better!!!!! #feedareader @MinDea @TricksyTails thanks again for organizing!!

RiotMom I‘m so happy it made its way to you safely! Enjoy! (And feel free to send me your chocolate chip cookie recipe!) 1y
TricksyTails 👏😊 You send the BEST packages @RiotMom !! Love it! 😍♥️ 1y
TricksyTails @tracy.m.ng I‘m so happy you‘re having fun with it!! 1y
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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RiotMom Thanks for entering! Good luck! 🍀 1y
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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#feedareader @Leelee.reads your package is being shipped out today during my lunch break! Hope you like the book, recipe, and something chocolately hahaha! @MinDea @TricksyTails

MinDea Hi @tracy.m.ng Can you please remove this tracking number for privacy of the recipient? Thanks! 1y
TricksyTails Yay! 👏😁 1y
TricksyTails Excited to see the recipes! 1y
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TricksyTails Adorable drawings by the way! 💜 1y
tracy.m.ng Hey @MinDea and @TricksyTails sorry about that!! Just removed the tracking #! @Leelee.reads apologies about that! Your package should arrive around Feb 22! 1y
TricksyTails No problem at all. Just looking out for you! Thank you so much! 🙏😊 1y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This is actually one of the books I am giving my #feedareader buddy! Just finished reading it last night and it‘s definitely dark but insightful. A lot of characters but yet the author successfully makes the story not overwhelming and the characters are all unique with flaws.

riversong153 Hey, we missed you yesterday!! 1y
OriginalCyn620 Hmmm...might it be coming to me? I‘ve heard such good things about this one. Glad you liked it! 1y
tracy.m.ng @riversong153/Tynisha, yes I wanted to go but came down with a cold that I am still battling ugh! And @OriginalCyn620 maybe ;) I think you are getting a book from me mid year lol 1y
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@Leelee.reads @JHgotham @RiotMom @OriginalCyn620 I ordered your books!! Don‘t read any of the books above hahaha! #feedareader @MinDea @TricksyTails

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This quote of “so what if you are thirsty? Always be a river for everyone” resonated throughout the book and Khan and his family‘s life. They were definitely struggling and thirsty for a good deal of their lives but they were generous in helping others (through money, time, and love).

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Sending some thank you packages to my past book swap buddies! @Amandajoy @Lexeegee @merelybookish

merelybookish How sweet! I'm not sure you need to thank me though! Since you sent a gift to me. 😊☺️😉 1y
tracy.m.ng Hahaha @merelybookish I also had an extra copy of a book that I thought you would like too :) 1y
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Last post of the night!! Just saw Penguin Random House is giving a giveaway for a chance for two books a month for the rest of the year!!! Good luck!! https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/c/2018-resolve-to-read-sweeps-ee-2/?ref=PRH75... #giveaways

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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman

#feedareader I am going to buy books for all my matches this month, by looking at your TBR list! :) (YAYY Amazon gift card!) Looking forward to open my matches! I am good with a book (from My TBR list or if you have a good book I haven‘t read, I am game!) and a recipe! If you want to throw in a little extra pens or notebooks, that‘s cute! Thanks!

tracy.m.ng And oh I think my survey listed my favorite comfort foods but I am open to anything but I do love baked goods and good dips to pita chips 1y
tracy.m.ng And oh!! Lastly My fellow swappers, I have a lot of kitchen gadgets so haha you don‘t need to buy me any; also I prefer no foods! Looking forward to your recipe and book pick! 1y
tracy.m.ng @Leelee.reads @JHgotham @OriginalCyn620 @RiotMom I am buying stuff for you all (don‘t know if you are matched with me but if you are YAYY!) I am sorry kept delaying in buying your books but will do this weekend!! If you have a book you really want let me know!!! 1y
OriginalCyn620 @tracy.m.ng You are my match for next quarter, so yay! Thanks for the great info. My Litsy TBR is up to date and is all books that I do not own. Which books are your “most wanted?” 😊 1y
tracy.m.ng @OriginalCyn620 YAYY!! Same with me my Litsy TBR is up to date! But also if you have a really good realistic fiction (think Celeste Ng—I already read both of her books!), historical fiction, memoir, fantasy/adventure I am excited (so it doesn‘t need to be on my list!) 1y
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Hey all!! Just read about this app Libby that provides FREE E BOOKS!!!

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Clwojick's post on Litsyhttp://litsy.com/p/a2ZOc3hqM2RV. #throwbackreadathon #litsyhappenings @Clwojick your marathon is great!!! Hope you don‘t mind me sharing it here!

Clwojick Thanks for sharing! 1y
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman

I just cannot help with sign up for another book swap!! This one is so cute! Sign up by December 31! #litsyhappenings https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd89pLWPxAMvA1ankFunMazQmpxxADMuYVhUWeh...

TricksyTails Yay! Happy you've joined us! 👏😊 1y
tracy.m.ng Thanks @TricksyTails !! Are you organizing this? Are we supposed to get a confirmation email? 1y
TricksyTails There isn't a confirmation email but we do see your sign-up, so all is well. We're really excited for the book and food/recipe swap! @MinDea and I can't wait to try all the new recipes! 1y
MinDea Hi Tracy! I am so glad you signed up for our #FeedAReader swap! Thank you! @TricksyTails and I are so excited we have other fellow littens to share our love of books and food with! I was reading your answers and thought I would make sure that you understand that this swap is a 1 recipe and 1 book exchange. Let us know if you have any questions! 1y
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#secretsantabookswap @Lexeegee thanks for the gifts!!! Another copy of Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter lol so I will be sending that out to a Litsy pal here :) Merry Christmas all :)

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Happy Holidays all :) after two whole days of relatives, I am ready for a relaxing Christmas Day of reading :) what book I should read next?

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Second book I am reading on this four day vacay :) thanks @A.JoyToRead

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Got this book as part of a office secret Santa and glad I did! While the ending was somewhat predictable, the plot did have its twists. What I really enjoyed was the meticulous detective work; there was no violence, gunfights, etc. I won‘t even say this is a suspenseful book. It‘s more thought provoking

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#secretsantabookswap @MyBookSwapClub @Lexeegee this is my second book swap of the season and thanks @Lexeegee for the gift!!! Thanks Rina for organizing! And @Lexeegee hope you like your gift too:)

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Wowwww!!! @A.JoyToRead I cried tears of joy opening up my package!! Thanks for the awesome books and gifts, they are all so cute!! And you picked all great books from my list!!
#secretsantagoespostal @MrBook & @BookBabe & @Avanders thank you for organizing!!!

RaimeyGallant Nice! 1y
merelybookish Cute! What is the ornament? 1y
Cinfhen 😍 1y
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tracy.m.ng @merelybookish it is from Harry Potter! Hedwig the owl :) 1y
Ajessgirl Those bookmarks!! 😍😍😍 1y
merelybookish Ok! I could see it was from HP but couldn't figure out who it was. ☺️ 1y
Amandajoy I‘m so glad you liked everything! I had fun shopping for you! 1y
MrBook Oooh! 😁👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio

@Rachel.Rencher @LitsyHappenings Thanks for the giveaway!!! Looking forward to your picks!

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Good, to the point book with a lot of practical advice! Easy to read too!

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Super excited for December 21!!!!! Just got package!! #secretsantagoespostal.

Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 1y
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#secretsantabookswap

Shipping out the gifts tomorrow!!!

tracy.m.ng Hello fellow Secret santa! Your gift will arrive around December 11th! 1y
tracy.m.ng Tracking # 9534 6141 8897 7338 1233 47 1y
tracy.m.ng @Lexeegee according to my tracking # you should have your gifts :) let me know if you have problems getting them! 1y
Lexeegee Yes ! I did get it. I am so unorganized this yeAr! 1y
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Going to ship out the gifts tomorrow!!! :)

tracy.m.ng His fellow Secret Santa! Your package should arrive December 11th! Tracking # is 9534 6141 8997 7338 1233 30 1y
tracy.m.ng @merelybookish According to my tracking # you should get your presents! Let me know if you have issues! 1y
merelybookish @tracy.m.ng Yes, thank you! It arrived on Friday. I'm sorry I didn't post a picture yet. I put it in the closet (away from curious kids) and haven't had time to get it out again. 1y
tracy.m.ng Hahahahahaha enjoy on December 21! :) 1y
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix

Super excited to do this secret santa exchange!! For my Secret Santa buddy, please look at my list of books that I want to buy and I am totally fine you buy 1 book and 1 book related gift; don't want you breaking the bank!! As for gifts, surprise me! But I do like any good music sheet music (70s, Adele, Sara Bareilles), one month to subscription to either Spotify/Netflix, comfy socks :)

tracy.m.ng And ohhhh I like lotions and candles :) if you like shopping at your local artists/those little crafty stores super excited to see what you get! Love supporting them! 2y
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Hey everyone!!! I just heard about this adorable picture book and how all the proceeds go to non profit Love Up!

https://www.christmassteve.org

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix

http://litsy.com/p/bjZlUnJBQk1y

Hope you all are doing this secret santa! Ending November 10!!!

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This is Celeste Ng's second book and while I like her first book better, this is still a great book. I love how multidimensional the characters are and all have moral faults. The book is again strongly character driven; so the plot is a bit weak. But, with such a strong character development, that overshadows the weaker plot. Great book overall!

tracy.m.ng And spoiler on this blog post here: really good review and thoughts on the book too! https://www.openlettersmonthly.com/burning-down-the-house-celeste-ng-little-fire... 2y
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Those all important life questions that many have not answered completely!

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Two by Two | Nicholas Sparks
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I wouldn't suggest buying this book, but just borrow it from the library. When I want to buy books, I look forward to rereading it or rereading sections. This one...while it was a bit of a page turner and of course touching and sad, I wish for a bit more depth into the characters, especially Vivian. I would really like a chapter of Vivian's voice.
I did appreciate more emphasis on the sibling and family dynamics

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I have an extra "Modern Romance"; it's pretty funny and covers a lot of relevant dating topics in today's world. It's interesting how he meant to make this a sociological research but it reads more like a comedic memoir.. (with all the cursing and personal anecdotes)

Any takers?? #freebook #giveaway

kricheal Check @RaimeyGallant page. There is a lot of new litsy users interacting over there 😊 P.S. welcome to litsy #litsywelcomewagon 2y
RaimeyGallant @kricheal Thank for the shout out:) 2y
riversong153 Awesome sauce!! 2y
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Cinfhen Did anybody grab it yet??? I'd like to read it 😃 2y
tracy.m.ng Hey Cinfhen! Sorry for the late reply! (Life got in the way lol) no one did, so yay you win! Can you message me or email me your address? Tracy.ng4@gmail.com 2y
Cinfhen I‘m so sorry! I‘m just seeing this message now😬is the book still available?!? 2y
tracy.m.ng Yes!! Can you email me your address lol? 2y
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Does anyone have any insight into this "small naked child" in the King's Cross? Does it represent people we can't save? Or just the fact we can't save everyone and to focus on who we can save? Would love to hear thoughts!

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"What if we stopped celebrating busy as a measurement of importance? What if instead we celebrated how much time we had spent listening, pondering, meditating, and enjoying time with the most important people in our lives?"

RaimeyGallant Yes! Welcome to Litsy by the way! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Check put my post from today if you're interested, because I added a link back to an older post with all my Litsy Tips. 2y
tracy.m.ng Thanks Raimey!!! Looking forward to the tips! 2y
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