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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared | Jonas Jonasson
The international publishing sensation--over six million copies sold worldwide!A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over . . .After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.
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emmaturi
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My current read and I love it. The MC is just awesome, if I have that much energy at 100 years old all the better.

Andrew65 Loved this and it‘s follow-up book. 1w
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Fantasy_bookworm
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Pickpick

Wow. That book was… something. I have really mixed feelings about this one. On one hand it was pretty engaging, even funny at times, and certainly weird (which can be a good thing!). But it missed the mark with some of the jokes, and just felt like it was about to spring some really asshole-y quip. But overall it was okay, especially for something I randomly picked up in a Little Free Library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
And yes, that *is* a massive cup of tea.

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Night_Reader
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Things are what they are, and whatever will be will be. ❤️

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TheNovelNurse
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“Allan woke up and wondered whether it wouldn't soon be time to go to.”

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Overbookd
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Audible makes me feel better about my concerning sleep issues 🥹. Just one more chapter! I won't be tired in the morning, I promise.

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Overbookd
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Wild. Guess what happened.
I decided instead of spending hours contemplating if the book I chose was the one I wanted to read next, I made the decision to read two books!
Well, technically this one is going to be read to me but, I'm still creating the movie in my head! I get addicted to books easily so; I hope this doesn't cause 2x the heartbreak when they're over.

BookBabe Your images are lovely! 😃You can grow your community on Litsy by following and commenting on others‘ posts (and making great posts like you already are!) ❤️ I can recommend a few people that you might enjoy following… @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @catebutler @LeahBergen 8mo
LeahBergen @BookBabe Aww, thanks! 😘😘 8mo
BookBabe Also @RealLifeReading too 🙂 8mo
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Overbookd Thank you! 🥰 I will do that ! 8mo
catebutler You are so sweet, thank you! 💓 8mo
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kam01
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An enjoyable an entertaining read, if only it was true! it would've have read as a fascinating biography.

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Blueberry
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Everywhere you go books can be the gateway to new friendships 😃
Beautiful day today and had conversations about The 101-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared in the hot tub.
@NataliePatalie Wish you were here 🏊

JamieArc I‘m a lap swimmer and pictures like this are such eye candy for me 😍 10mo
NataliePatalie Looks so nice outside!!! 25 degrees here right now lol 10mo
maich So jealous.😊 We have cold winter. It is -8°C (17,6°F). 10mo
Blueberry @maich these temps are not the norm but it does happen sometimes. California Bay Area. 10mo
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Ladygodiva7
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Book 44 of 2021.

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 109.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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carlthecattt
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Bailedbailed

This book was highly recommended, and I‘ve been loving Swedish authors lately- but I loaned it from my library and it got automatically returned yesterday, meaning I had it for 21 days. It typically takes me at most 5 days to finish a book. I was 67% of the way through.
It had a “good” storyline and I enjoyed the character Allan, but that was about it. Maybe I will finish it later, but for now I had to DNF it. What were your thoughts on this one?

Blueberry I loved it. 13mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
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Thanks for the tag @Littlewolf1 and @Mynameisacolour !

1.) The tagged title was a surprising adventure I accidentally picked up at work one day. I scanned the first couple pages (for work purposes of course) and decided that I needed to finish it.
2.) Samwise Gamgee… or maybe I just ride the Eagles to my destination?
3.) Space! I want to see galaxies form and stars collapse!

Littlewolf1 That‘s a great book choice for #1 1y
wisherwishinguponastar @Littlewolf1 I forgot about it until I thought about this prompt. I am going to suggest it more at work now! Thanks for the reminder! 1y
ozma.of.oz That‘s a fantastic title for one! I‘ll have to check it out! Thank you for sharing! 1y
wisherwishinguponastar @ozma.of.oz Thank you for the prompt! It was a lot of fun! 1y
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Anoukeboek
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Pickpick

One of my favourite books! The story is so funny and there are so many details. The way Allan handels life and everyone he meets is so sincere and honest. He doesn't care about politics or religion, he just likes to blow stuff up and drink a lot. The other characters all bring another piece of personality. Thus writer makes jokes, without trying to be funny or charming, which makes the best kind of humour!

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Nu-Bibliophile
Mehso-so

The author's writing style is a bit different and I can see why it might not be enjoyable for some, but it was a fun and refreshing reprieve from those that contain emotionally charged storylines.

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Nu-Bibliophile
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Kinda reminds me of Forrest Gump but with a 100-year old man instead. It has a bit of humor in it. Curious how it will turn out.

#CurrentlyReading

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Mrs.C
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Found this on audible included in my subscription. I hadn‘t heard of it before, but it‘s pretty interesting so far!

IuliaC I liked this one 😊👍 2y
wanderinglynn I liked this one too! 👍🏻 2y
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IhoardBOOKS
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it at the start but the humor was wearing a bit thin on me by the end. It‘s cheeky and fun for the most part but it had this running gag of just constantly stumbling into the next adventure at the expense of his most recent adventure and I was tired of it by the end.
It was alright, but not a win for me.

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kikesak
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Vtipný a květnatý příběh plný zvratů.Druhá polovina knihy byla zábavnější.

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

What a quirky, bananas book! A man in a retirement home skips out on his own birthday celebration to go on the lam, commit some crimes and maybe a little light murder and tells his life story along the way. Quite strange and funny, I enjoyed on #audio and apparently there is a movie so I may search that out. Definitely different but what a great ride! #ReadingEurope #Sweden

Jaimelire I watched the movie. Missing a lot of details but worth a watch. Of course, book is better 👍 2y
LoverOfLearning Sounds like such a quirky book! 2y
Mrs_B Awww I love this one! It‘s bonkers but great. 2y
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Ast_Arslan
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Panpan

It isn't funny at all! Actually is quite dumb.
To be funny you must be clever and I don't think the author made it.
Too long, too childish. I can not believe it had such a success around the world.
I think I would not give to Mr Jonasson a second chance in the nearly future.

#jonasjonasson #the100yearoldmanwhoclimbedoutthewindowanddisappeared

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Andrew65
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#LitFortuneCookie

‘Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and influence‘

Allan Karlson, despite being 100, has great love and enthusiasm for life that has served him well during those 100 years.

Do you want to play @EadieB Check out @KVanRead ‘s thread for the rules.

Thanks for the tag @Book_Fiend_Melissa

MsMelissa I need to read this one! 2y
Andrew65 @Book_Fiend_Melissa It‘s a good light, entertaining and humorous read taking in some of the key world characters during the 20th century. (edited) 2y
KVanRead He sounds like a perfect choice 👏 Thanks for playing! 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks for the tag! 2y
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keithmalek
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Bailedbailed

This novel tried to be like Forrest Gump. But while Forrest Gump works as a movie, this attempt at a similar, Gump-style novel is a bit too bizarre, and falls flat.

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Jaimelire
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Pickpick

I enjoyed how this fictional character‘s life was intertwined with real historical figures. A bit far fetched, but a really fun read.

IuliaC I enjoyed this one too 😊 2y
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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

A madcap screwball comedy/ adventure. Like a G rated Disney film....wholesome and silly but utterly delightful and charming. I did feel it dragged in parts but as an audio, it allowed me time to drift off without missing anything significant. A heart filled pick♥️

TrishB From 75% in I just wanted this to finish! Dragged on. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Same. I skimmed the last bits. And 1 of my co-workers keeps suggesting it for book club. I‘ve been lobbying against it behind the scenes. 😂 2y
TrishB I definitely couldn‘t read again @MicheleinPhilly !! 2y
MsMelissa I feel like I‘ve owned this book forever and still haven‘t read it! Looks like I need to. 2y
Cinfhen It‘s sweet and silly and covers a lot of world history in an engaging manner @Book_Fiend_Melissa When u want something lite it‘s a good pick BUT it does dragggggg in parts as @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly will tell you 😜 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Pickpick

The story oscillates b/n past n present of 100 year old man. Present story is a pick where past is so-so. Interesting in the beginning but tedious at the end. It made me LOL as well as furious. Still going for pick cos of novel thought n narration. After finishing I wondered how can a person write so well! It‘s like Author first shows you random stars in the sky n finally makes a smiley face by connecting them.

story 3🌟
writing 4🌟

#bookspin

Blackink_WhitePaper It was my #august #doublespin choice. But couldn‘t get time to post the review. It‘s also my choice for #readingEurope2020 #Sweden 2y
UwannaPublishme Great review! 🙌🏻 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'll check you off for August!! 2y
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Librarybelle Sounds interesting! 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper @TheAromaofBooks that‘s great 😀 thank you 😊 💐 (edited) 2y
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Cinfhen
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#3books.... that were recommended to me!!!
The tagged book is my current audiobook, recommended by my SIL and it‘s absolutely charming 🥰
The middle book was recently recommended to me by @BarbaraBB and then the next day it was a #KindleDailyDeal, so of course I bought it 😊
Crimson Petal has been recommended to me by SO MANY FABULOUS Littens and it‘s about to FINALLY be read!!! Planning on starting this weekend, all 900 pages😰

rockpools Good luck! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @rockpools xx 2y
Freespirit I really liked Birdsong😊 2y
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OriginalCyn620 The tagged book is on my TBR! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! 2y
Reviewsbylola You‘ll love Crimson!! 2y
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Cinfhen
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Gotta LOVE the new Audible Plus catalogue 🧡So MANY great titles 🙌🏻Just started this audiobook on the recommendation of my SIL/ so far it‘s wonderful.... #OveAndLeoVibes @KarenUK 🥰

Velvetfur Oohh I just finished the paperback of that! Haha coincidence 😁 I really loved it, you will too 👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen It‘s so sweet and adorable so far @Velvetfur 😃 2y
wanderinglynn Super cute & fun story! 👍🏻🧡 2y
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Soubhiville Add me to the list of fans of this book! I laughed a ton reading it. 2y
Chrys I loved this book 2y
KarenUK Then I‘ll definitely have to make it a future listen! 😍🎧💕 2y
Cinfhen When you want a G rated book @KarenUK this one is perfect 👌🏽 I‘m loving it @Chrys @Soubhiville @wanderinglynn 2y
Reviewsbylola Audible Plus is the reason I resubscribed! Such a great value. 2y
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La_Cori
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#3Books that made me want to travel
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

? "Resto qui" (I'm staying here) by Marco Balzano
? "L'isola delle farfalle (Butterfly Island) by Corina Bomann
? "Il centenario che saltò dalla finestra e scomparve (The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared) by Jonas Jonasson

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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#3books #LOL which made me laugh.

Olive again is fun to read but heart touching as well.

OriginalCyn620 I‘m reading Olive, Again this month! 2y
AmyG @OriginalCyn620 It‘s so good. 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper @AmyG yes 🥰😍 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper @OriginalCyn620 that‘s fantastic! Hope u ll like it. 😅 2y
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Wildly_Bookish
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Taking a break from The Selection series (even though I don't want to) to read my #librarybookclub pick. I hope it's good!

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Have got mixed review for the tagged book. Supposed to be a funny one. Let‘s see! #doublespin

I m much excited about my #bookspin a #historicalfiction

Both these books were in my TBR from longtime. So starting to read this straight away. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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#IfYouLikeThis #Up

This sounds so good and is now on my TBR!

Mrs_B I love this book! 2y
Klou This is my choice for this one too. It does sound good!! 2y
Andrew65 I loved this! So much fun and so quirky. 2y
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Arvena
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Eggs 😆😆 good one 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
IuliaC Loved it! 🤩📖 2y
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KristenDuck
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Panpan

Allan Karlsson escapes from a nursing home, because he may be one hundred years old but he‘s not done living yet. And just like his life before, an adventure awaits.

Just not the book for me.

I really had to push myself to finish this audiobook. I just never felt like it gripped my attention, and I also didn‘t find it quite as funny as other people.

I would probably not recommend this one.

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I did not enjoy that one either 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
fredamans Where I am opposite and LOVED this book! Not sure audio would be for me though. 3y
zezeki I remember that I really liked this at first, but by the end, it started to annoy me a bit. 3y
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KristenDuck
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Over 7,000 steps and now over 70% finished with my audiobook! Not too bad for it being only a little after 11am!

My cat, Thor, on the other hand, hasn‘t moved.

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather as much as me!

EatSleepRead Cute kitty! 3y
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kimovsky
Pickpick

Now that. Was. Hilarious. Put aside a day kids, and knock this one off from start to finish. Every chapter is a cliff hanger and you won‘t want to stop. Thoroughly enjoyable and I could not recommend this more.

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Madison91
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Mehso-so

I get why people like this book. I REALLY do. Forrest Gump is also the GOAT. I love the cleverness of the book, I had a small giggle here and there, the characters were amazing, but the politics and war of it all had my brain drifting out A LOT. Not that, that topic is bad it‘s just one that bores me slightly, and it‘s quite prominent in this book. If I‘m reading history, war and politics, I don‘t want it in my fiction, and that‘s just me.

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Matt_Austin
Pickpick

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the wild life of Allan Karlsson. I got the audiobook and feel the delightful British man that reads the story added to the tale.

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Christinak
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Pickpick

I was in a book slump - I couldn‘t read 😞This was recommended to me as a “book that made me laugh out loud” I am so glad my library had this for download. What a clever, witty, silly book much needed for a mental escape. I highly recommend!

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Amber0702
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"Those who only say what is the truth, they're not worth listening to"

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MrBook
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Emma, if you‘re real, you‘re awesome. 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

Deifio 👍 3y
wanderinglynn I fully support Emma‘s plan. 💜🤣 3y
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julesG Genius! 3y
jb72 I‘m totally on board with Emma‘s plan! 3y
youneverarrived Haha brilliant 😂 3y
revenge4porgy Me too 3y
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3mma
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Pickpick

2019 📚 12/12
10/10 ⭐️ Really enjoyed it. Just the right level of ridiculous, flows well, easy to read, and up beat - like getting into bed with fresh sheets: comforting, not challenging, but blissfully enjoyable. Be more Allan.

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Alora
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Just opened my #CanuckChristmasSwap package! Thank you @Tianarose for all of the goodies!! ❤️💚
I‘ve never heard of either of these books but I am looking forward to reading them!! 🙈
The kitty bookmark, stickers and the bag are absolutely adorable! Thank you so much!
I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and 2020 brings you lots of great reads & friends!

#PoutinePenPals #WinterGames #MerryReaders #Christmas

Tianarose Merry Christmas to you and yours as well! Enjoy!! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That tote!! Fabulous. ❤💚 3y
PurpleyPumpkin What a lovely package! That bag is beautiful.😍 3y
Curly_Reader Love it!! 3y
Clwojick 1 pt 3y
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