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wen4blu

wen4blu

Joined July 2016

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Nessavamusic Yay!! 6d
Catsandbooks Hooray!! 🎉 🍉 5d
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@Nessavamusic Your #sliceofsummerswap package should arrive tomorrow. Happy summer!

@Catsandbooks #soss

Nessavamusic Yay!! 2w
Catsandbooks Hooray!! 😎 ☀️ 2w
wen4blu @Nessavamusic just checking in, did the package arrive? 1w
Nessavamusic Yes thank you! 1w
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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Billy Summers sits in the hotel lobby, waiting for his ride.

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Cortg Great picture! 3w
Bookladylinda Loved this one so much!!! 3w
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I‘m in a summer mood, so its time to give this one a try. I‘m hoping they explain the one shoulder ruffles on the cover.

thereadingpal This has not to do with the bok but omg i love the plushie 3w
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My new bag is the perfect book size!
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LiteraryinLawrence Well played! 4w
Librarianaut Legendborn was such a great book! 4w
tjwill Love that! 4w
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It‘s a stormy day, so I‘m giving this book a try. I will probably switch to real popcorn in a bit because looking at this squishable just makes me want some. 🍿

Leftcoastzen So cute!🍿 1mo
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When the Boston Conservatory at Berklee asked me to give the commencement speech to its 2019 graduating class, my answer was an enthusiastic “Yes!”.

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Breanne1 Love your blanket! Takes cozy reading to a whole new level. 1mo
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Squee!!!!

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Spring = cherry trees + necromancy

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“I‘ve never smoked, but it‘s the last day of my mother‘s shiva, so here we are.”

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EvieBee That‘s a good one. 2mo
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Hooray, new swap! It‘s just the excuse I need to shop for beach reads.

Check out @Catsandbooks for all the information.

#sliceofsummerswap #ssos

Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! 🍋 ☀️ 2mo
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“Christopher was dead.”

Wait, what?? Excited to start this one.

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KellyK I did a triple take when I read that opening line yesterday and then I remembered who Christopher was (may he RIP). 😉 5d
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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“The bike lay on the side of the road beneath a great oak, the handle bars at an odd, jutted angle, as if it had been thrown with angry force.”

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“I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.”

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CoverToCoverGirl I rarely watch the television but I do love his show! 3mo
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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“But we might never find them?”

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Bklover What great pillows!!!! 3mo
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Skin of the Sea | Natasha Bowen
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Currently reading this one, filled with new-to-me African mythology.

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Halfway through and now I want to go on a road trip.

DivineDiana I understand! Love this picture! 🚘 4mo
marleed Omg - I love this pic! 4mo
Cathythoughts I‘m seeing this book around a lot lately… sounds good. Nice pic 👍 4mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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“While in prison, I received a dictionary.”

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It is 1931, I am five years old, and my older brother Bernie takes me to see a movie called Frankenstein at the Republic Movie Theatre. Big mistake!

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DivineDiana I am looking to add more laughter to my life! I searched for the small brown book in your photo, but could not find it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Would you tell me where I might locate it? 🙂 (edited) 4mo
wen4blu @DivineDiana I finally checked at the bookstore and the title is a fake!! So not funny. 4mo
DivineDiana Thank you for checking! I now see it must be part of the display for that section of books. 🙂 4mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Up next, in honor of Valentine‘s Day.

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The Persian Pickle Club | Sandra Dallas
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Continuing to unearth the bottom of my tbr pile, I”m currently reading this one about a quilting circle in depression era Kansas. Fun fact, persian pickle is a quilting term for the paisley pattern.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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For vacation, I packed only books from the bottom of my tbr, including this one. Not sure about the strange rainbow effect.

kspenmoll Beautiful! 5mo
DivineDiana The view from the window looks sublime! 🌴 5mo
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Time for a rom com!

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Up next. It‘s on several best of the year lists and friends have warned me that it made them both cry and hungry, so here goes……

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Oh, So Close | Marie Cullen
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I fell two books short of my 2021 Goodreads goal.

I contemplated counting the books in progress or reading Pigeon Drives The Bus, but in the end I left it as unmet. I‘m still going to set the same goal for 2022!

Jas16 Still a great number! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Sooooo close! Still a fantastic reading year. 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
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Just finished and I think this may be my favorite fiction read of the year.

Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🎉

MelissaSue81 Was one of my five star reads too. 6mo
kyraleseberg I loved this and the sequel is fantastic too! 6mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 6mo
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Thanks for this fantastic #jolabokaflodswap package @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 !

I‘ve heard mixed reviews about the movie, which makes me want to read the book even more!

Merry Christmas!
#jolabokaflod
@MaleficentBookDragon

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 The book looks different from the picture in your TBR list and on the Amazon order summary. I hope you didn‘t receive the wrong book. 😑 6mo
Texreader That chocolate looks yummy!! 6mo
wen4blu @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 It‘s the right book! There‘s an original cover, a movie tie-in cover, and at least one other. Hopefully that means the story is good! 6mo
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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Starting the week with one from the middle of my tbr pile.

jlhammar Such a great cover! 6mo
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Oops! With the craziness of the holidays I totally forgot to post when I sent my #jolabokaflodswap !
It‘s headed north and should arrive in a day or two.

@MaleficentBookDragon

Mitch Beautiful 6mo
PatriciaU I‘m thinking this beautiful package is what came today! Thank you! 6mo
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Starting my day with a crime solving Queen.

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@smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Both packages arrived! Now to hide them somewhere I‘ll remember and the cat can‘t find. Thanks so much!

@MaleficentBookDragon
#jolabokaflodswap

Gissy Ahhh!😻❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Mine came yesterday. I just had my husband hide it at the top of our closet. It‘s a good thing so many people will be posting about what they got on opening day. Otherwise, I might forget it‘s even there. Haha 7mo
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Up next…..I need something light and fluffy, so here goes.

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Abide With Me | Elizabeth Strout
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“WHY IS THIS BOOK IN MY SUNBEAM?!?!”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😹😹😹 7mo
Cathythoughts That‘s one wild cat 🐱 7mo
SolaRaynor Adorable! 7mo
BookBabe 😸 5mo
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“On March 22, 1984, the Wind Blown, a commercial fishing boat, departed from Montauk harbor on eastern Long Island around dusk to begin its first trip of tilefish-spring season.”

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This book is supposed to help with habits, but I‘m stuck on things like “Am I a potato or an egg?”.

Suet624 😳😳😊😊😊 7mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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@Charityann Wow! This package is amazing! I‘m excited for all these books, but especially for the Megan Miranda, as I just saw her at a book festival. I love the socks and pens and bookmarks and the candy! Thank you so much!! Happy Halloween!

#hhs
#hauntedhallowsswap
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Charityann Yay! Glad you like it!😄 8mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 Those magnetic bookmarks are super fun! 8mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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@MeesesPieces Thank you SO much for this wonderful #allhallowsreadswap !
I‘m excited for both books and to snack on the candy and tea while carrying everything in this festive tote. The OwlCrate items are awesome. Thanks again.
Happy Halloween!!

@MaleficentBookDragon

MeesesPieces Yay!! I‘m so glad you like it!!! Makes my day!! I‘ve read both books and I loved them! I hope you enjoy them too! 😁 8mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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The post office tagged my #hauntedhollowswap as “processing exception, other delay” with a delivery date of Monday. So, here‘s a sneak peak inside the box!

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Oh my. I wonder what that means. Here‘s hoping it gets delivered on Monday. 🤞🏻🎃 8mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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This #hauntedhollowswap box arrived today.

Thanks!! @Charityann

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Charityann Yay! Glad it made it to you safely.🎃👻😈📚 8mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 I have notated that you were going to ship yours on Mon. Were you able to ship your box yet? 8mo
wen4blu @wanderinglynn It‘s on the way! Should arrive Saturday. I remembered to take a picture of it, then promptly forgot to post it. 8mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! Thank you! 🧡🎃 8mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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MeesesPieces Yay! So glad it made it safely to you! I hope you like it! 8mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Hooray for the return of in-person book festivals. I saw Megan Miranda (pictured here) in conversation with Kimberly McCreight this weekend at the Morristown Festival of Books.

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“There must have been an explosion.”

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“Blood-sodden, the girl staggers into the black.”

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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“My father was a king and the son of kings”

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She Who Became the Sun | Shelley Parker-Chan
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Up next. Part Mulan, part history and part magic, I have no idea where this book is going.

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“When we were new, Rosa and I were mid-store, on the magazines table side, and could see through more than half of the window.”

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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This story is totally adorable so far and now I want a GUP (gay uncle Patrick).

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KarenUK Totally loved GUP…. Such a lovely book 💕 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I thought I missed it, but there‘s still a week left to sign up for the #allhallowsreadswap by @MaleficentBookDragon

It‘s my favorite excuse to shop for Halloween candy!