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vicgreentoriafield

vicgreentoriafield

Joined September 2016

Photographer. Ravenclaw. Dog mama🐶🐕. Relocated New Yorker. https://www.goodreads.com/vicgreentoriafield
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Saturday morning sass to start the day.
The New Avengers: Sentry Part 3

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Possibly back after a whirlwind of a 2 months. There was almost no time for reading. I'm about to start my own little reading challenge:
The summer of Marvel. Here goes!
The Invincible Iron Man
Iron Man #1 (1968)

Couldn't find it to tag it.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Good choice. 👌 2w
vicgreentoriafield @GrilledCheeseSamurai suggestions on what to read/another starting point? 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Suggestions for iron man stories or just marvel in general? Old stuff (bronze & silver age) or more modern books? 1w
vicgreentoriafield @GrilledCheeseSamurai is it too vague to say literally anything? 1w
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I'm not sure where I saw this but I've decided to give it a go. A subscription box where you get 2 used books for 9.99 or 4 for 14.99 . You can also cancel at anytime. I did the 2 books to test it out. They're based here in NC, which I thought was cool.

If you'd like to try it with me here's a referral link. Hopefully I'll get something that I love and normally wouldn't have picked up. https://www.usedbooksmonthly.com/refer/Victo-VSQJMYSK

hjreviews I‘m excited to see what you think! 3mo
Laughterhp Oh, I saw this too on Litsy. I‘m debating on whether or not I want to sign up for it! 3mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I've got the, just finished a series, blues. Hopefully this stand alone will push me through.

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Thank you, @Bookwormjillk ! The candy hearts didn't make it through the mail but everything else was cute and perfect!

#cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange

Bookwormjillk I‘m sorry the candy didn‘t make it, but I‘m glad you like the books! 3mo
CaroPi I'd rather be reading is a great book! Love the essay collection 3mo
vicgreentoriafield @Bookwormjillk Can't wait to read them 3mo
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Look what came today!!! Thank you, @Bookwormjillk !!!

#cupidgoespostal

Bookwormjillk Glad you got it! Not sure what happened in transit to get it that dirty! 3mo
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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes
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I've decided this year for Valentine's day to do blind date with a book for the ladies in my husband's office. I went to the used book store and picked these out. I've read them all but I'm useless when it comes to giving little hints. Please help, Littens, what little hints would you write for each?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Quirky English girl, lands a great job to help out family. Falls for employer, but there's a catch. There's always a catch. And tears... or something like that lol. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Not too distant future dystopia. Lone survivor? Friendship, love, & genetic engineering. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Complicated family relationships. Mythological witchery. Self actualization. 3mo
vicgreentoriafield @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego these are perfect!! thank you!!! 3mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Starting this today!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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100 pages left in A Discovery of Witches, loving the first book and anxious to start the next. Also started listening to Michelle Obama's book today, loving that already also.

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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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I sent this out without a card, I remembered with one of those hit you out of no where moments. However, I did manage to remember to put my litsy handle at the return address area. If you receive this box it's from me! I had fun picking stuff out for you and can't wait for you to open!!!

Edit* when I mailed this they stamped "perishable" on it but it isn't. just chocolate and candy

#cupidgoespostal #litsybookexchange #valentinesbookexchange

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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OMG, I watched the first season of this and loved it. As soon as I finished I ran to the bookshelf and immediately pulled it out. This has been on the shelf for years and it's about time it gets love. I'm happy I watched it first, I usually am happier watching first because I don't sit around going "that's not right" or "that didn't happen in the book"

Ashley85 That‘s actually a good idea because I end up doing that all the time! 😂 4mo
Patchshank I have that book (haven't read it yet) I didn't know it was a series. 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @Ashley85 I like screen adaptions so much better now 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @Patchshank yup! It premiered in the UK first during 2018 and just came to the US through streaming. I did the Sundance Now free trial through Amazon Prime. You get 7 days free and can cancel before the last day to avoid paying the membership. After I downloaded Sundance Now I binged the show, ha. 4mo
TK421 I really liked the first season. It was quite true to the book. 4mo
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Until the very end.

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Made it home! Can't wait to be around the magic for the rest of the week. I also managed to finish shopping for my match before I left! Just have to package it up and ship when I get back to my muggle house. #valentinesbookexchange #cupidgoespostal

erinreads I‘ll be there next week! 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @erinreads I hope you have the best time! 4mo
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Finally cleaned up the shelves. All the books have a home, either on this one or my other, and I passed along a minimum of 50 very lovely books to new owners. The shelves make me happy again!

Reviewsbylola Are your shelves in a closet?! Love it!! They look amazing. 4mo
Texreader Gorgeous! Wish my shelves were this wide!! 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @Reviewsbylola Yes! When we moved into our house I gutted the closet in one of the guest rooms and made built-ins 4mo
Gissy Beautiful! 📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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Anyone else ever feel like all of their library holds come off at the same time? There are other books on my mind but January has been filled with all the library holds.

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Audiobook and editing while I wait for my shoot this afternoon. Great way to start the week. 1 more week until I'm in FL on vacation!! Still have 1 or 2 spots left for a Disney or Wizarding World shoot if any Orlando residents are interested!

KCCOkatey Maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I went with the audiobook form. 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @KCCOkatey I was thinking earlier that if I had read this I wouldn't have liked it. Listening to it felt like she was telling me stories over lunch. 4mo
KCCOkatey @vicgreentoriafield it felt like I was reading a blog the whole time, I muscled through it to finish but there were only a couple times that made me actually laugh out loud. 4mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I saved this to read and I'm SO glad I did. I love watching thrillers before reading them. One of my favorite things to do is gasp along to the TV with my husband and if I read the book before, it doesn't work out so well. I'm on the edge of my seat! Can't wait to read this now. Anyone else watching?

PrezBookster I‘ve been told to watch and read, so I hope to add to my TBR! 4mo
sammisho I haven't watched the show yet, waiting until ny husband can watch with me, but the book was so good! 4mo
JamieArc I finished recently. If you can, I highly recommend the audiobook. The narration is really good. 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @JamieArc I'll have to look into the audio, thanks! 4mo
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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If you would have told me a story about Alexander Hamilton would make me tear up, I probably would have laughed at you. When we saw Hamilton there were so many moving parts that made me tear up. Even now when I listen to the soundtrack I STILL get watery eyes. This book also did that to me. Hearing how passionate everyone was, is, and all of their stories of how Hamilton came to be, really choked me up.

🌟🌟🌟🌟

litenthusiast I feel the same exact way. "It's Quiet Uptown" makes me tear up everytime I hear it. 4mo
Oryx It's so amazing. 4mo
TrishB It‘s brilliant 👍🏻 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @litenthusiast Yes! And every time Renee comes in with "Every other founding father's story gets told" 4mo
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Spending the night with an audio redead - listening to HP and playing fallout. Perfect Saturday.

HotMessJess This sounds heavenly. 4mo
vicgreentoriafield @HotMessJess My perfect weekend night 4mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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When I put this on hold I was number 300+ but it's finally my turn. Spending my rainy last weekday of vacation with this book.

I may have watched the movie first while I was waiting...
....and I loved it!

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Heading back home in less than a month! There are a couple of photographers whose work I LOVE who do HP and Disney Shoots, which is my dream. Literally, my dream job, just a bit modified from my current job. So if anyone on here in the Orlando area with season passes wants to hire a photographer, me, for couple or family pictures in HP World let me know and I'll send you my website!! I know this is unconventional, but like I said, DREAM SHOOT.

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Oh my god. Came back to read and THIS happens!?!? Pregnant with Elgie's baby? Bernadette hasn't even been gone that long. Why am I so mad at him? I have to keep going to see what happens, what a whirlwind.

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Finally getting back to Bernadette. Lucky to still be off for the Holiday's, taking advantage and spending a good chunk of the morning in bed reading.

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BookishMarginalia I loved this one! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good idea!!! 5mo
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New Year's Eve | Lisa Grunwald
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Someone was really disappointed when she realized she didn't make it 😂. Our other dog put herself to bed at 10pm and never came back out. Hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve!! I spent mine watching movies and playing games with my favorite guy.

Happy New Year to you all!!

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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I know I'm not going to finish anymore books this year so here are my favorites in no particular order.

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Poor Bernadette has been sitting on the shelf for YEARS. The trailer looked good so I figured it's her time.

valeriegeary Yes! So good! 5mo
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I enjoyed this and some of Maggie's near death experiences were horrible, but some I found myself thinking "Duh". I felt like she did a few things that were kind of dumb and landed her in specific situations.

I listened to the audio and loved the narrator, it was not Maggie. Her voice was so soothing.

???

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Annnndd... go. I used to follow this author on Tumblr before she WAS an author. It's great to see people achieving their dreams.

It's raining and a perfect day to binge short books but I'm finally seeing Mary Poppins today so I'll have to break after this one. At least I'll finish- I am I am I am - on my drive to the movie.

JuliaTheBookNerd I have the same Kindle case 💙😍👯‍♀️ 5mo
vicgreentoriafield @JuliaTheBookNerd I love their cases, this is my 4th one. I've been eyeing the hobbit case but I'm waiting until my Ravenclaw case falls apart before I get another. 5mo
Lmstraubie Enjoy Mary Poppins! It was sweet. 5mo
vicgreentoriafield @Lmstraubie thank you! It was so cute. Emily and Lin were amazing. I found myself tearing up. 5mo
Lmstraubie @vicgreentoriafield I'm glad I wasn't the only one 😥😉🙂 5mo
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Jumping on the short reads train. I won't reach my goal this year, but at least I'll be closer.

Purrfectpages It‘s ok! Something to keep in mind for next year 😉 5mo
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I spent most of my day finishing this book. I kept holding out that the library might get the kindle version. I've been on a physical book buying ban, since I wasn't regularly reading, they never did but this went on kindle deals and I bought it immediately. Beautifully written, I absolutely loved the ending. I wish I could read Maude's books..

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
CathyJ One of my favorite reads of this year! 5mo
vicgreentoriafield @CathyJ I was pleasantly surprised. I went in with 0 expectations, just a friend telling me I HAVE to read it. I got hooked in the beginning, faded a tiny bit around the Mary Margaret parts, and got incredibly invested after that. It's one of my favorite reads of the year now too. 5mo
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Finished one audiobook, HP2 Reread, and started another yesterday.

Maggie O'Farrell had me tearing up within the first story. I have about an hour left in this audiobook but I needed a break from all the heartbreak. Maggie has definitely poked my anxiety.

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Favorite.
"Good morning. I believe in you. Not always in our leaders, not always in the subway schedules, but always in you. You, unwavering."
"Good night. I believe in you. Not always in our institutions, not always in my own strength, but always in you. You, evergreen."

valeriegeary Pretty pic! 5mo
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I bought this book as a gift & subconsciously bought myself 1 too. I didn't realize I bought 2 until they arrived. My brain knew what it was doing, "you love this man, 1 for you too!" Happy past Victoria is always looking out for future Victoria ?

If you read this cover to cover, like I did, it takes about 30 minutes. I look forward to going slower, reading 1 in the AM, and 1 @ bed. Starting when I'm no longer on vacation & need the help????

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Merry Christmas, Everyone! | Linda Lowery, Richard Keep
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Merry Christmas!! If you're celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful day! If you're not celebrating, I hope you have a relaxing, stress free day filled with warmth and reading.

Chrissyreadit Merry Christmas! 5mo
robinb Merry Christmas ❤️💚 5mo
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 5mo
vicgreentoriafield @Chrissyreadit @robinb @Dragon thank you! Merry Christmas to you all! I hope everyone had a fantastic day! 5mo
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Merry Christmas Eve!!! This was my favorite gift this year😍. Sitting cozy reminiscing about last weekend and Cursed Child with the hubs.

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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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So happy I signed on Litsy today and saw this. I've been a bit MIA this year, I hit a slump and as I stopped reading, I stopped going on Litsy. Looking forward to getting back into Litsy and my ever growing TBR. Thank you for starting this again @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! 5mo
sprainedbrain I‘m glad you‘re back! 🤗 5mo
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Listened to this a few weeks ago. Honestly, if it wasn't Bob's voice and I read it instead of listened to it, I wouldn't have liked it. I laughed a little, but mostly couldn't wait to be done.

I've been audioing HP instead of doing my Christmas reread. I just want to keep listening but I'm pacing myself. I really enjoy both versions of the audio, especially sped up.😉

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The Lifespan of a Fact | John D'Agata, Jim Fingal
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I met Daniel Radcliffe, he signed my playbill. My life is made.

SassyBookworm 😍❤️😳 5mo
Whimsical.Curiosity Amazing!!!!! 5mo
TheDaysGoBy So cool! 5mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 5mo
That-Bookish-Hiker That‘s awesome! 😱😍 5mo
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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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When the author makes you feel bad for a character you never thought you would feel bad for... 😭

Two sides to every story.

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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Catching up with Victor, finally.

#currentlyreading

That-Bookish-Hiker I love this pic! 😍 8mo
vicgreentoriafield @That-Bookish-Hiker thank you💕 8mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Enjoying the down time at work before the crazy starts.

tpixie Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂 📚 8mo
vicgreentoriafield @tpixie thank you! 💚💚 8mo
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Trouble Brewing | Suzanne Baltsar
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Next up! Won this from a giveaway. Hoping it's the cutesy mind-numbing read I need.

Great Sunday morning vibes.

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Edit: I was expecting more from this than I got. It was like reading a Hallmark Movie, but not really in a good way. Everything felt a little too forced for me. It was compared to "The Coincidence of Coconut Cake", which I loved but this just missed the mark.

??.5

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Mid-week Workday blues, but I've got my BOTM to help my sanity.

#currentlyreading

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BethwithBooks I have the same book sleeve! 10mo
vicgreentoriafield @BethwithBooks the fabric is so cute 10mo
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Trouble Brewing | Suzanne Baltsar
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I've been dreading the start to my busiest, and most hated of the year, couple of weeks, goodreads must have known.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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What an unfortunate turn of events. This is my first library sale book to actually break. A chunk of 58 pages just came out. Win some lose some.

ashsbookmarks Oh no 😵 10mo
Smangela So sad 😭 10mo
JazzFeathers Nooooooo! Are there not places where that can rebind it? Where l work, there's a shop that would take off the cover and rebind it anew 10mo
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vicgreentoriafield @JazzFeathers that's not worth it. I got it in a sale where you fill a box for $3. It's only the beginning, still readable for now! 10mo
CindyE09 Hopefully you have read past that part. No re-reads for you I guess!! 😂 (edited) 10mo
vicgreentoriafield @CindyE09 luckily, way past. At least the book will keep getting lighter as I read it. 😂 10mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Pulling from the shelves.
Sometimes you come across a really great opener, I think this is one of them.

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rachelk One of my favorite books ❤️ 10mo
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Playing the waiting game.

julesG I have the audiobook for my commutes. 11mo
vicgreentoriafield @julesG I really enjoyed the story 11mo
julesG @vicgreentoriafield I'm struggling and I don't know why. Just noticed that I keep pushing the book off. If I was reading it and not listening to it, I might already have given up. Again, not sure what irks me, or bores me. 😔 11mo
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vicgreentoriafield @julesG it actually took me a long time to finish.. I started June 13 and just finished yesterday. Once I really got into it, maybe act 3 or 4? I kept wanting to read more. 10mo
julesG @vicgreentoriafield Okay. I'm somewhere in Act 2. So I'll give it a bit more time. 10mo
vicgreentoriafield @julesG good luck! I hope it gets better for you. 10mo
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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Made it to Shakespeare and Company during our vacation! It was beautiful inside. Recently finished Handmaid's Tale, loved it. Saved the new Maas for after vacation, when I'm sad. Can't wait to get this plane ride over with and start reading.

TrishB Loved visiting here last year 💕 12mo
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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When you finally start reading and wonder why you kept pushing this book down the pile.

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