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vkois88

Joined October 2016

Proud Momma ❤ - Slytherin 🐍 - Bibliophile 📚 - Crafter - Disney Fanatic
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#IMomSoHard | Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley
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This one looked fun, so I wanted to join in 😊
1) Tagged book
2) I finished Drama by Raina Telgemeier yesterday. It was super cute and had great LGBTQ+ representation.
3) We went to PBS in the Park yesterday. It was so much fun! We got to meet Curious George, which LO LOVED ❤🐵

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Thanks to the always amazing @avanders for the tag 😘😘

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
1) Eclectic, Hoarder, Enthusiastic 😂
2) My bed. I usually only have time to read for a few minutes in bed.
3) My LO reminds me of Poppy from Trolls. Which is totally a book too lol... See tagged 😉
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#ThursdaySurvey @laurenslibrary
1) No 😔😔 Closest is around 2.5 hrs away
2) Yeeeears ago
3) I'm kinda fond of sloths
4) No
5) @Endowarrior21 @Jee_HookedOnBookz

Avanders Poppy! So cute... also makes me realize .. I assumed there‘s a book w /on the Tasmanian devil... but now I‘m really not that confident. 😳 oh well 😁🤷🏽‍♀️ 3d
Avanders .. your descriptors also describe me 😁😁♥️♥️♥️ 3d
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻 3d
vkois88 @avanders she's high energy and loves to sing & dance, so I had to pick Poppy lol... as for the descriptors, it could be a fair list for all of us 😂😂😂 @eggs ❤❤❤ 1d
Avanders @vkois88 lol great pick! 😍🥰 I know, all these book descriptors are all apropos on an app like this 😆😆😁 14h
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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I am LOVING this series!! Between the complex characters and relationships, the mystery of it all... not to mention those cliff hangers 😮😮😮 I'm so glad it came on my radar and I decided to give it a chance. 4🌟

erzascarletbookgasm Is this the second book? 3d
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Thanks for the tag, @Kshakal ❤❤
1) Shuffles. Foo (as in, Little Bunny Foo Foo 🐇😂)
2) The tagged book caught me off guard.
3) Sometimes they do. But I know everyone's taste is different so unless I know I don't like a specific person's typical taste, I only let it affect me loosely.
4) Covers can be crucial at times.
5) @SassenachTheBookWizard @Craftylikefox @joscho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘💗😘💗 2w
JoScho ☺️💜☺️💜☺️ 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for thinking of me! ❤️ How are you? 2w
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Eggs Thanks for joining in-haven‘t seen you in a while 👏🏻💗 2w
vkois88 @Jee_HookedOnBookz ❤❤❤ I'm doing well, have an extra day off this week bc poor LO has gotten some sort of illness from one of the other kids at the babysitter lol... I don't think there is enough coffee or any other caffeine in the world. @eggs thank YOU... I've switched over to full time and all my free time is spent snuggling LO and trying to do fun activities now that it's summer! ❤😊 2w
Eggs Ah the working mom life; hope LO is better soon 2w
vkois88 @eggs yes ma'am, the single working mom's hustle 😂😂😂 And she's so active now that while it's fun, it's definitely exhausting lol... thank you for the well wishes ❤❤❤ 2w
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The Elite | Kiera Cass
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#CurrentlyListening to the second installment of the Selection Series, courtesy of #Libby. It's due later today, so I'm cramming it in. I have about 3 hours left.

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For those who were interested in the tagged book after I posted about it the other day, Goodreads has a Giveaway ending soon!! Be sure to go enter, and good luck! I intend to finish this one up this weekend

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I guess my reading slump is over 🤗🤗🤗 These are all the books I finished in the month of May, except for the two on the bottom that are overlapped. I've started them but haven't quite finished. Also hoping to finish the tagged book at work today, and raise my total by one. Not pictured are all of the picture books read with LO.

#MonthlyWrapUp #MayWrapUp #CompletedBooks #MomsWhoRead

MallenNC Nice job! I just read Something About Sweetie. 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 3w
MaleficentBookDragon Some good books in there. 2w
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vkois88 @MallenNC what did you think about it? I was surprised by how much I actually liked it! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you 😘😘 @MaleficentBookDragon I really enjoyed all of them! The two I struggled with most were Still Life and Mother Knows Best, simply because they dragged at times. 2w
LokiDokey I read five feet apart and stalking jack the ripper this month too! How did you like them? 2w
vkois88 @LokiDokey I really liked Five Feet Apart! To be honest, I was surprised by how much... and Stalking Jack The Ripper was a re-read for me. I LOVE the series and I'm trying to cycle back through before the final one comes out in September 🤗🤗🤗 What did you think of each book? 2w
LokiDokey I loved both. FFA I started reading a few months ago but it was an extended excerpt and I didn't realize it so I was wait listed at the library. SJTR I wasn't too sure about until about chapter 5 or so. All the indepth medical/gruesome details had me second guessing it but after awhile I was hooked. I am looking forward to continuing the series. 😀 2w
vkois88 @LokiDokey it's SO worth it!!! I'm glad you stuck with it 🤗🤗🤗 2w
LokiDokey @vkois88 me too ♥️ 2w
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Five Feet Apart (Media Tie-In) | Rachael Lippincott
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#CurrentlyReading this book I picked up with a coupon... I don't know anything about Rachel Hollis other than her other book got lots of mixed reviews. My curiousity was piqued but I didnt feel like reading her sex life... Sooooo I got this one instead. Started it yesterday while LO napped and I'm already 1/3 of the way done. I have a memo saved in my phone with lots of quotes already... May be time to check out her IG. What are y'all reading?

Avanders It‘s always so nice to find a book like that that speaks to you! I‘m hopefully finishing this: 3w
vkois88 @Avanders oh, that sounds like an interesting read!! I'm honestly relieved I like this one as much as I do so far... I'm not typically big into NF anyway, and it was a total leap of faith purchase. 3w
Q84 Sounds interesting! I'm currently trying to finish tagged book which has been taking me forever to get through due to busy schedule. Also, an audio I've been listening to in the car to work. I think it's the White Princess. Trying to finish both this month. 3w
vkois88 @Q84 I have The Immortalists on my shelf, just waiting to be read! Are you enjoying it? 3w
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Finale: A Caraval Novel | Stephanie Garber
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Thanks for the tag, @Craftylikefox 😙
1) Having every other weekend off with the new position, so I can have more full-family adventures. Or just hang with LO.
2) Honestly, I'm still pretty excited about Finale. Reread Caraval, and going to hit Legendary before I start it.
3) Fresh fruits and veggies. Plus any ice cold drink 😍
4) 109 back in 1998. I expect it to get close this year. We've been reaching at least 75 by 10 am every day for weeks

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@Kshakal your #CoffeeBeanBookClub box went out today!!! Should be there on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Who knows with the PO these days 😂😂 I hope you like your box when it arrives. ❤ @Mommamanzi

... Also, that's one of my designs for mugs to create 😉😉 Available soon on the Etsy shop!

tournevis Oh yeah. Indeed. 1mo
Kshakal I am sure I will love it... you always spoil me and I am so grateful!!! 1mo
vkois88 @Kshakal 😘😘😘 1mo
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I received this book through #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. And honestly? I freaking LOVED it. I'd never read a Riley Sager book before, but I'm glad I started with this one. A more in depth review will be up on the blog ASAP. I couldn't even wait for #ThrillerThursday

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#MomsWhoRead #Thriller #LockEveryDoorBook #RileySager

Lovesbooks87 I have this book, but I am trying to wait to read it because I LOVE his books and hate that I would have to wait even longer for his next book to come out! 1mo
vkois88 @lovesbook87 omg!!! I IMMEDIATELY picked up Final Girls from Book Outlet even though I was only partially through this one... I have been in such a terrible slump the last few months but this turned it around for me. I'm trying to wait a bit before reading Final Girls so I can space out purchasing The Last Time I Lied. I can see myself having the same issue as you 😂 1mo
rather_be_reading LUCKY!! I was so sad they denied me 😭 1mo
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vkois88 @rather_be_reading oh no!!! I was randomly scrolling one day, and happened to catch the one day they approved everyone. It was a surprise!! But I'm very grateful 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon I just finished it too. Loved it! Though my fav of his (#unpopularopinion) is still 1mo
vkois88 @MaleficentBookDragon I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and read it! I'm going to space it out a bit though 1mo
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Busy Mama life and a horrible reading slump the last couple of months (though there have been a couple really good reads when I was able to consume some pages) have taken me away from Litsy most of the time... but this is my #CurrentRead. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

#NetGalley #TrueCrime #TrueCrimeTuesday #SerialKiller #MomsWhoRead

BlameJennyJane I wondered about this one after seeing several interviews with the author. 2mo
vkois88 @BlameJennyJane it's... idk lol... 2mo
CarolynM Nice to see you around again 👋😘 Hope LO is doing well 2mo
vkois88 @CarolynM thank you 😘😘 LO is doing well... it's her house, she just lets us live here!! We are beginning the transition of Mama going back to work full time instead of just part time, so we are trying to get into the swing of things. And when I'm off, I spend my days chasing after her!!! 😊😊😊 2mo
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I was tagged by @Endowarrior21 ❤ ❤

We've never really done vacations... we've always worked. So I guess my dream summer vacation(s) would be Disney and Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

🤔🤔🤔 I guess sitting in the AC, reading?

I love iced coffee, doesn't necessarily have to be bc it's summer 😂

I love to read in bed. If it's cool enough, I love to read on the couch with the window open behind me.

I tag whoever wants to play 🤗🤗🤗

bullbunny I want to go to Disney world and Hogwarts too! *virtual high five 2mo
vkois88 @bullbunny let's go!!! 2mo
bullbunny Yeah let's do this!! 2mo
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Happy Easter!! 🐰🐇🐣 The #Easter bunny was good to LO this year, and she enjoyed getting to look in her basket ❤ Art supplies, a book, bracelets, and of course candy 😊 We have on our matching shirts to enjoy family time. The last several months have been hectic and things are only going to get busier & crazier as we transition to full time at work & daycare.

Hope everyone has a lovely day ❤

#SpringIntoReading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Omg @MaleficentBookDragon I got my #CoffeeBeanBookClub package and couldn't even take a picture before I started sharing!!! Thanks so much for for the extra goodies ❤ When I opened the box, my sister smelled the coffee & asked if she could have some. Then my mom sniffed & we decided we will save it for a special treat this weekend. I was totally surprised to get a box this month, since there were two books last month. Did I do the wrong thing by ⬇

vkois88 Not passing the second along? I'm about halfway done... so I'll pass it to @kshakal next box with the one I just got. 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad you like it. The coffee smelled so good to me too. I think we are getting more books because, I believe, 1 or 2 people dropped out. I'm getting books now from a different person than at the beginning. So, I'd say just pass them on as you read them. What do you say @Mommamanzi ? 2mo
vkois88 Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing it up for me @MaleficentBookDragon 2mo
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Avanders Dropped out?! Of #Cbbc?! Fools. 😁😜😘 @MaleficentBookDragon @Mommamanzi 2mo
Mommamanzi Yep! Just pass it along. We have had a couple drop out and I‘ll just send them back at the very end ❤️. 2mo
vkois88 @Mommamanzi sounds good ❤❤ 2mo
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My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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I was so excited to get my hands on the audiobook of second installment of the Janes Series from #Libby. I found this book to be witty and quite enjoyable. Swoonworthy, dreamy tall men who all have something to hide... Two young, strong women who want to make something of themselves. These remakes are delightful. While I didn't love this one QUITE as much as the first (My Lady Jane), I'd have to say it's a definite pick! 3.5/4🌟

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I invited myself to participate 😂😂😂

1) One of my faves... Sexyback!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3gOHvDP_vCs

2) Aries ♈

3) JK Rowling. Hands down.

4) @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
Eggs @vkois88 You are always implicitly invited ❤️❤️ 2mo
vkois88 @Eggs this was a really fun one!! Thank you ❤❤❤ 2mo
Eggs Thanks 💙💙 2mo
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Baby Dear | Esther Burns Wilkin
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This book was an absolute #ChildhoodFavorite... my mom used to read it to me allll the time, then I used to pretend to read it to my dolls. I still love this one, and have it in my collection for when LO gets old enough to handle it gently ❤ We even have one of the original Baby Dear dolls that were released!

#SpringIntoReading #CatchingUp
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh I love this one!!!! 💗💗💗 2mo
vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it's so beautifully illustrated! 2mo
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Meal plan ideas still seem too high in carbs for those truly trying to enter ketosis & become healthier. I understand the goal is to reach a point where you incorporate intermittent fasting, but it's still a lot of food bc if given the option to eat it... Most will. Overall, I just didn't find this book very informative or realistic. Which is a shame, considering this diet is fantastic and has helped me on my journey to being healthier. 2🌟

sammisho Keto is a great diet! My husband has been on it going on 2 years! I am not keto at all but watching him has made me more mindful. 2mo
Ddzmini We just started this and the food is delicious 😋 2mo
vkois88 @sammisho @Ddzmini I love the keto diet!!! It's helped me so much with my relationship with food (though I have had relapses... very much an emotional eater and LOTS going on lately). I find that when I'm sticking to the diet, my thought process is clearer, and I just feel better. The weight loss is just a bonus! If you haven't already, watch "The Magic Pill" on Netflix. It's great info about the keto diet and its benefits. 2mo
Ddzmini I will and I‘ve only been on the diet since last Monday but I already feel the improvement 😋👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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TFW you've been in a HORRIBLE reading slump, but 4 books you've had on hold for forever came in and you are actually excited... the end may be in sight!! Though I've definitely enjoyed binging on my favorite podcast 🤗 This just gives me something else to listen to as I try to get my butt up and moving to the gym!

bullbunny I just got into podcasts. I am currently listening to a harry potter one myself XD 3mo
vkois88 @bullbunny I LOVE True Crime, so I've been waaaaay into True Crime Garage. What's the name of the HP one? I can't believe I never thought to look for one 😂 2mo
bullbunny It's called Swish and Flick, they go chapter by chapter. Totally for someone that has read the books. Spoilers left and right 😆 Still on book 2 with them. They're on book 4 up to date, I don't know where though 2mo
vkois88 @bullbunny ahhhh thank you! I'll have to check it out. 2mo
bullbunny @vkois88 awesome! 2mo
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Just a reminder for anyone who doesn't know, and a quick thank you to everyone who has already taken time to visit... I have an Etsy shop online where I have some bookish related goodies (and tons of ideas for more!), as well as taking requests for custom pieces. The pic above is from a sale I made. It doesn't show well, but the pink is holographic and really fun! The link to check out the products is:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToriTinkerings

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It's Spring Time! | Elizabeth Bennett
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Huge shout out to all of you who participate in our prompts each month... our numbers keep growing and growing, beyond our belief!!! Thank you all SO MUCH!

Here are our fun prompts for April, with our #SpringIntoReading challenge. We hope that you join us and invite all your friends. Your posts are all so fun and creative, and we can't wait to see them ❤❤

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Sorry all. Been on Litsy hiatus and only able to check briefly here and there. Life strikes again!

Anyway. For the first day of our new prompts, it's only appropriate that I'm going to pick the kings of being able to shout #FooledYou... The Weasley twins. They are fantastic characters who love to play tricks on everyone, including their own poor mother. Happy birthday to the masters of mayhem 🎉

#SpringIntoReading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Avanders 👋🏽 I know all about this life striking ... 🙊👩🏽‍💻👦🏼😼😴😰😘😘 3mo
vkois88 @avanders yes! I have also been in a huge reading slump... a ton of holds just came through on Libby though, so I'm hoping they help kick it 3mo
MrBook Glad your hiatus is done! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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Avanders @vkois88 ooh that might help.... audiobooks? I find those help w slumps bc someone else is doing the heavy lifting 😆😆 2mo
vkois88 @avanders I found my mind wandering while trying to listen to them! But I'm super excited about these, so I started listening while working out at the gym today. I'm hopeful 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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Sorry the pic is blurry... but huge shout out of love and gratitude to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @craftylikefox and @Jee_HookedOnBookz for surprise birthday mail this week!!! I was so shocked and appreciative. You guys are all so kind and I'm lucky to have each of you in my life. Sorry it took so long to post, I was able to pass LO off to the grandpa for a little bit of quiet! I love all this stuff. I got Hermione's wand 😍😍

Crazeedi Hope your year is full of love and great books!! 3mo
Craftylikefox Oh yay!!! I hope you have a wonderful day 💕💕 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you‘re having a great day ❤️❤️ 3mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Have a fantastic birthday, Tori! 3mo
LokiDokey Happy Birthday!!! 🎂🎁🎈🎉🤓⚡ 3mo
Avanders 🤭🤭 This is what I get for my sporadic Litsy use... I missed it! Happy belated birthday!!! ♥️♥️ 3mo
vkois88 @avanders I'm the same way!! Thank you ❤❤❤ 3mo
BookaholicNatty @vkois88 did you get a package from me? Just want to make sure it got there.❤️ 3mo
vkois88 @BookaholicNatty yes!! Was going to email you in the morning! Thank you SOOO much ❤❤❤ 3mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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@Bookwormjillk thank you so much for my #SpringAtHogwartsSwap package!! I love it all!!! I've been lusting after the cookbook for a while... it'll give me plenty of options come time for birthdays and holidays when I have a fellow HP fan 😊😊 the socks are adorable, and the pins are wonderful! I'll need to make a bag to put them all on, in Slytherin colors of course 😉 the bath bomb is exciting, but I'm most looking forward to the tea!! 😍😍😍
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vkois88 The extra book you included sounds good as well, and I intend to laminate the book mark. A great birthday haul to celebrate!! Thank you again, and thanks to you, Jessi (@endowarrior21) for hosting 💚💚💚 3mo
vkois88 @Endowarrior21 since the tag in the comment above didn't work 😝 3mo
Bookwormjillk Yay! Glad you like it. I think this was the most fun swap shopping I‘ve had 3mo
vkois88 @Bookwormjillk oh, I'm glad!! 3mo
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Sir Thursday | Garth Nix
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#HelloThursday a day late, bc that's how I roll! I was tagged by a couple of people.

1) I've spoiled myself this week, since tomorrow is my birthday. But the biggest thing is once I hit the 50 lbs lost mark, I plan on getting a tattoo to celebrate!
2) How much I love my LO ❤
3) I'm proud of being so passionate about things.
4) I love all of you guys ❤❤❤
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Happy early birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 And thanks for playing! 😘 3mo
whatshesreadingnow Happy Birthday!!! ❤️🎂 3mo
BiblioLitten That‘s great! Happy early birthday 🎂 🎉🎁 3mo
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Lauram Happy Birthday! 🎂 3mo
Craftylikefox Happy Birthday Tori! I hope it is a wonderful day 😊 3mo
vkois88 @wanderinglynn @whatshesreadingnow @BiblioLitten @Lauram @craftylikefox thank you!!! Btw, Tabitha, your package came! Thank you SO much!!! I need to do a post, I just haven't had a chance 😑😑 3mo
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Wildflower | Drew Barrymore
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While at work the last couple of days, I've been really enjoying this one. I love that she actually narrates it herself.

#Libby #CurrentlyReading #CurrentlyListening #MomsWhoRead

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❤ First 50 Orders in the shop gets 10% off ❤

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YOU GUYS!!! It's FINALLY live! My Etsy Shop is now open. There are 8 listings for custom made items currently, but I have ideas for LOADS more, including a design for the #Deweys Readathon coming up. I can't wait to share more with you guys. Please drop by and let me know what you all think ❤ This is one of my listed products. The link is:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToriTinkerings

vkois88 @Carolyn11215 @staci.reads Here you go!!! I promised I'd tag you both ❤❤❤ 3mo
nu-bibliophile I love the bags ! 😍 3mo
vkois88 @nu-bibliophile thank you so much!! ❤ 3mo
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squirrelbrain Lovely! 💕 3mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I love those book journals! 💖 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Congratulations on the new shop, Tori! 😀🎉 3mo
Carolyn11215 Congrats! Looks great!! 3mo
vkois88 @WorldsOkayestStepMom aren't they great? They come in lined, bullet style, or plain paper! (Select color options) @DaveGreen7777 thank you! 3mo
vkois88 @Carolyn11215 ❤❤❤ 3mo
tdrosebud These look great! Congrats! 3mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💖 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg omg!! Yyyaaaayy!! I'm so excited for you!!! Congratulations, Tori!! 💃🏽🎉🎉 3mo
JHSiess Congrats! 🎉🎈 3mo
JoScho Awesome! 3mo
mrp27 Super awesome!! 3mo
bullbunny Congrats girlie! I also have a shop! I need to take better pictures though. They're not worthy XD 3mo
Elma Congratulations! 3mo
vkois88 @tdrosebud @BookwormAHN @Jee_HookedOnBookz @JHSiess @joscho @mrp27 @elma thank you all so much! I'm pretty happy I was finally able to go live. I just hope it's a hit 😊 @bullbunny I'm sure your photos are just fine!!! Link yours and I'll check it out!! 3mo
bullbunny Okay okay here you go XD www.etsy.com/shop/RoseandAFeather ~ I will promo you on my shop insta soon! 3mo
mabell Congrats! 3mo
staci.reads Congratulations! That's exciting! 3mo
BiblioLitten Congratulations!! 🎉🎖 3mo
SilversReviews Love the color of the tote and the saying!! 3mo
Kshakal I love this tote!!! 3mo
vkois88 @kshakal thank you!!! It was one of the first things I made and I'm so proud of it. I intend to offer this saying on shirts as well 😊😊😊 3mo
vkois88 @SilversReviews thank you! 3mo
Kshakal @vkois88 I am contemplating getting Luna‘s glasses tattooed on the inside of my finger 3mo
vkois88 @kshakal that would be so cool!!! Do ittttt... I want pics! 😊😊😊 I was thinking about a HP related tattoo at some point but I still haven't decided what yet 3mo
Kshakal @vkois88 🤓 3mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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This was dark, gritty, and full of mystery. It's the type of book that will stay with you for a long time. I wasn't overly thrilled with the ending, as it almost felt like a cliff-hanger, but it was still really well written. Just when you thought you knew what was going on, Pessl threw in more plot twists and introduced new characters... any one of whom could be responsible. 5🌟

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Green Shamrocks | Eve Bunting, Joelle Dreidemy
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This picture book about Green #Shamrocks looks adorable!

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Jee_HookedOnBookz Too darn cute!!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍀🍀🍀 3mo
Mindyrecycles ❤️ Eve Bunting! 3mo
vkois88 @Jee_HookedOnBookz I saw it and HAD to pick it! @Mindyrecycles ❤❤❤ 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 ❤️❤️ 3mo
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The Book Jumper | Mechthild Glaser
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Yay!!! Congrats @gypsyk for the amazing number of followers. You have definitely earned them! You have fantastic quality posts that I enjoy seeing ❤ If I were to win, I would choose The Book Jumper, Wintersong, and Winnie the Pooh. Thanks for the opportunity! #3for3kGiveaway

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling

I forgot a picture because I suck at that, but my #SpringAtHogwartsSwap went out today. Expected arrival is Wednesday 😊 @Endowarrior21

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Untitled | Unknown

@MaleficentBookDragon I received my #CoffeeBeanBookClub package today... and to answer your question, I LOVE the Lindt!!! 😘😘😘 Thank you for the extra goodies ❤ Is it two months' worth of books? @kshakal your package should be there by Monday at the latest... and last but not least, my #SpringAtHogwartsSwap package came @Bookwormjillk !!! I'm so excited 🤗🤗 Now to hide it and wait until my birthday for the awesomeness 😊😊😊

Bookwormjillk Wow, I just mailed that yesterday! Go postal service 3mo
vkois88 Lol it helps we are so close! @Bookwormjillk 3mo
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Dark Witch | Nora Roberts
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This trilogy takes place in #Ireland. I've read the first one already, but would like to reread it and continue with the series. It was the first Nora Roberts I'd read, and I remember actually really enjoying it.

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TheSpineView I liked the series!❤ 3mo
Melli I loved this series 3mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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J.K. Rowling created a fantastical world full of #UniqueCharacterNames. Some great examples?

Luna Lovegood
Rubeus Hagrid
Albus Dumbledore

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Tanisha_A Lunaaaaa ♥️ 3mo
vkois88 @Tanisha_A yesssss 3mo
LokiDokey Luna ❤️ She's my fave 3mo
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vkois88 @LokiDokey I love her 3mo
BooknerdsLife Love Luna💙 & Hagrid 💛 3mo
vkois88 @BooknerdsLife same!! They're amazing characters 3mo
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On #InternationalWomensDay, I am sitting here while the snow falls, reading the tagged book and drinking out of my "pussy" cup. Also trying to catch up from the last few days...

Side note - I hate the transitional period when kids start daycare and get sick with all the things. Poor LO was up most of the night with stomach issues. Hence my wild look ?? She seems to be better this morning, so I'm hoping it's over and done with.

#LiteraryLuck

Leftcoastzen Love your cute cup!😻 3mo
AmyG Hope she‘s better soon. 3mo
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Leftcoastzen Healing vibes to your household! 3mo
Tamra Then they share with the family. 😣 3mo
vkois88 @Leftcoastzen thank you!! I got it at our Kroger (a grocery store, if you don't have them around you). @AmyG thanks! She seems to be better today so far. She's napping now to make up for lost time last night. @tamra exactly! 3mo
GripLitGrl Hope she's better soon💕 3mo
vkois88 @griplitgrl thank you ❤❤ I'm sure she will be 3mo
aroc Ugh not looking forward to that as a new Mommy! Hope you all are well soon! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
kspenmoll Hope she is fine now! Such a tough time with little ones! 3mo
vkois88 @aroc hopefully you have quite some time before it happens! It's even harder when they're itty bitty 😔 @kspenmoll she was fortunate enough that it went away overnight... but I wasn't so lucky lol... it hit me all weekend and I'm still trying to recover. I seem to have passed it to a coworker as well 😑😑😑 3mo
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The Coffee Club Mysteries: 6 Whodunits Are Brewing in Small-Town Kansas | Darlene Franklin, Dana Mentink, Janice Thompson, Cynthia Hickey, Elizabeth Ludwig, Candice Prentice
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Mehso-so

Meant to post this yesterday for #MysteryMonday but ran out of time... I received this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I apparently didn't read the description of this book carefully, meaning the tagged words. So I didn't realize that this book is Faith based... so there were many mentions of God and times of Prayer. I am typically capable of looking past this, but found it difficult this go round.

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vkois88 In addition, I found the mysteries themselves to be a bit redundant in a few cases. They were all also short, predictable, and almost TOO neatly wrapped up in the end of each. This book had serious potential... a book club that meets in a coffee shop? That would definitely be up my alley. Generous rating of 3🌟. 3mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione... the Golden Trio.

Ron and Hermione will go to the ends of the Earth to help Harry, and he'd do whatever it takes to protect the two of them as well.

☇☇☇☇☇

#BestBookFriends #LiteraryLuck
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 3mo
BillBlume I seriously considered this trio, too. Also a great choice. 3mo
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I enjoyed the second installation of this series far more than I did the first one... while that one was good, this one had more elements of fun and adventure in the mix. We follow Felicity, one year after the first book ends, as she is still trying to apply to medical schools. As we all know, she is a woman, so she is deemed inferior... but she mixes things up when she falls into the center of a mystery and tries to further prove her worth. 4🌟

whatshesreadingnow Great review, Tori! 😊 3mo
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It's Me! | Eric Drachman, Isabelle Decenciere
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Picture I snapped late last night for my #SelfieSunday. I didn't get a chance to post it bc LO woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep until I held her... I was exhausted after being off work a little over a week with an Upper Respiratory Infection that I couldn't shake, and then diving back into an 8 hr shift where we were busy yesterday.

I've LOVED seeing everyone's selfies! We should do periodical "Meet the Litten" posts! ???

#LiteraryLuck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty! Hope you are feeling better!! 💗💗 3mo
GripLitGrl 💖 Hope you're feeling better 😘 3mo
whatshesreadingnow Beautiful! 🌸💗🌸 I hope you‘re feeling much better! 😊 3mo
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😍😍😍

Love, love, love this one.

#LessonsFromDrSeuss #LiteraryLuck
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***Picture taken from Pinterest

TheSpineView That's a new one for me and I love it! 💜💜💜 3mo
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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My tentative #TBRShelfie for March, a few days late. I'm a mood reader, so this could all change throughout the month. Not pictured is an ARC copy of Lizzie Borden's Trial I received via #NetGalley. I've already started it, but haven't gotten too far yet. Also not pictured is this month's #CoffeeBeanBookClub pick, A Serial Killer's Daughter (received via NetGalley), and My Plain Jane from the library.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!!! 📚📚 3mo
Elma Nice stack! 3mo
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Jamie!!! I am so shocked and grateful for this lovely surprise ❤❤❤ Your stitching is BEAUTIFUL, and I have been wanting to read this book for quite a while. The book log is AMAZING and I can't wait to use it. The bookmarks?? 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 Van Gogh is my favorite, so I'm in love. The last couple of weeks have been lousy, and this was a brilliant spot. So thank you again! ❤😍😘

@corycatelyn

corycatelyn Well you're welcome! Glad it made it there safe and sound. I hope you enjoy the book...I really liked it 😊 3mo
vkois88 I'm sure I'll love it! @corycatelyn 3mo
Stephaniereads1 I love that book. 3mo
wordzie 🙌 😎❤ 3mo
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We have had so much fun seeing your posts, and we truly are LUCKY to have you all... February was our most successful month so far. Let's see how high we can get the number of posts!

Join us for a new month of fun prompts. Post a picture related to the prompt, using the hashtag #LiteraryLuck and don't forget to tag us 🤗🤗🤗

Let's see how creative you all are..

☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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When you go to the doctor expecting the one diangnosis, but actually get two... and find out you aren't allowed back at work the rest of the week 😑😑😑 So you console yourself with a very - VERY -brief visit to the bookstore for a new (to you) book.

#MiniBookhaul #IHateBeingSick

CouronneDhiver Oh no! I hope it‘s nothing chronic/ongoing 😕 4mo
AmyG I hope you feel better soon! 4mo
vkois88 @CouronneDhiver no, nothing TOO bad, thankfully. Upper Respiratory Infection, and my baby lovingly passed on the pink eye. Which is what I went to the doctor for, so I wasn't expecting the URI. I knew I had a cold, but didn't think it was so severe!! 4mo
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vkois88 @AmyG thank you ❤❤❤ 4mo
cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon. 4mo
Lovesbooks87 Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
bullbunny Aww totally get well soon! 4mo
litenthusiast Oh no! I hope you start to feel better soon. 💜 4mo
CouronneDhiver 🤧 Oh dear. I‘m glad that you‘ll recover in, relatively, short order. Still no fun to be sick. 4mo
Branwen Sorry to hear that! 😯 Hope you feel better soon! At least you got a new book out of it! 💕📚 4mo
MallenNC Feel better! I hope you feel good enough to read at least. 4mo
aroc Feel better! 4mo
julesG Get well soon! 4mo
JennyM Feel better soon 4mo
Craftylikefox Oh no! Rest up and I hope you feel better soon 💕💕 4mo
Susanita I hope you feel better soon! 4mo
kspenmoll Get well soon! So many viruses etc. going around ! P 4mo
JoScho 💙💙💙 4mo
mabell I hope you feel better soon! 4mo
IamIamIam Best wishes for a speedy recovery!! 4mo
vkois88 @IamIamIam thank you so much! 4mo
DaveGreen7777 Sorry to hear you‘re sick! 😔🤧 Hope you feel much better soon! 4mo
Eggs Cool and clever pic! But I'm sorry that you're sick 4mo
GripLitGrl Feel better soon 💐💕 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Feel better soon, Tori! 4mo
Kshakal Oh my gosh!!! Feel better soon babe!! 4mo
vkois88 @DaveGreen7777 @Eggs @griplitgrl @Jee_HookedOnBookz @kshakal Thank you all so much... I'm still trying to get better, but fortunately LO is doing a lot better. ❤❤❤ 4mo
whatshesreadingnow I hope you get to feeling better soon! 💗🌸 4mo
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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I finished this one last week. It was a heartbreakingly relatable story of losing and then having to find ones' sense of self again after dealing with traumatic loss. It was a fairly quick listen, via #Libby. 3.5🌟

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Quick, fun, easy listen. Checked out via #Libby and by the time I was notified that it came in, 3 people were waiting 😮 I enjoyed following Tommy and Tuppence to find out what had happened to a beloved veteran's fiance. Definitely piqued my interest into checking out some of their other cases. I may be able to get into Christie after all! 4🌟

wordzie 😍😎 4mo
mabell I love Tommy and Tuppence! The Secret Adversary is a really good one of theirs (and their first I believe) 4mo
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