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The Immortalists
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
It's 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York's Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. Four siblings, too young for what they are about to hear, sneak out to hear their fortunes. We then follow the intertwined paths the siblings take over the course of five decades and, in particular, how they choose to live with the supposed knowledge the fortune-teller gave them that day. This is a story about life, mortality and the choices we make: is it better to live a long and cautious life, or to burn brightly, but for the shortest time?
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LadyCait84
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Pickpick

I ached through the entirety of this book. Such troubled, troubling characters...so much of loss and love. And what a premise! Highly recommend.

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Delos33
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin

“The point is that you have to live a lesser life in order to live a longer one. Don‘t you see that?”

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Delos33
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin

“I was afraid,” she says. “Of all the things that can go wrong when people are attached to each other”

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Serenity_Within86
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Went to the library to return a book. Couldn't help myself lol 😂

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BookNAround
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Pickpick

Four siblings who visit a fortune teller find out the date of their deaths. The beginning of the book is far stronger than the end but it definitely brings up much to discuss about fate, the future, and family. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/10/review-immortalists-by-chloe-benjamin.h...

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BookwormAHN
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@wanderinglynn My book came today. I'm excited to read what y'all thought of it. Thanks 😺
#lmpbc @Laughterhp @phatsallylee
This was a fantastic round!

Laughterhp I got my book the other day from you! 😊 3w
BookwormAHN @Laughterhp Okay, good 😺 3w
phatsallylee @Laughterhp my book arrived yesterday! Thank you. 3w
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phatsallylee @bookwormahn i'm also excited to flip thru and see what everyone added! 3w
wanderinglynn Glad to know it arrived! 👍🏻 3w
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Delos33
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin

“Klara won‘t be a woman who is sawed in half or tied in chains—nor will she be rescued or liberated. She‘ll save herself. She‘ll be the saw.”

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Mehso-so

Very interesting premise... and it started well for me. But as we progress through each of the four siblings, I felt more disconnected and ultimately left this feeling mostly meh about the book. Looking forward to what the rest of book club says!

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Balibee146
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#gratefulreads Day 8 is #bookandbeverage

I've just finished Simon's story and I'm very sad 😢😢 Enjoying this so far though 📖 #currentlyreading

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was too 😪😪😪 4w
OriginalCyn620 I really liked this one! 4w
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Balibee146
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Need to start a few pages of my new read before I settle down to sleep. Who else has to have a book in progress always? 😁😁📖

I really love the colours in this less popular cover for The Immortalists 😍

#currentlyreading

j9brown 👋 Me, always! 1mo
Ms_T 🖐🏻 Me! 1mo
ljuliel Cannot go without having a book handy , even if I‘m in a dry spell and not reading. 1mo
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Lizpixie Usually more than one!🖐 1mo
wanderinglynn I like that cover better than the one I had. 1mo
MeganAnn 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ Usually at least two in progress at any given time, sometimes more. 1mo
batsy Always! 1mo
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Balibee146
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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These are the physical books I definitely want to read in November... There will be some Audible and Kindle extras picked according to mood too 👍📚 #novembertbr #tbr #mounttbr #plans #plannedreads

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wanderinglynn
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Pickpick

It took me a bit to get into the book, but once it started on the siblings‘ stories, I enjoyed it. No spoilers, but several things happened that I didn‘t see coming.

Thanks @BookwormAHN for picking it. And thanks to my awesome #LMPBC #groupP, @Laughterhp @phatsallylee for making this such a great round! 💜

BookwormAHN I'm glad you enjoyed it 👻 1mo
Addison_Reads We just discussed this in my bookclub today and had a really good talk. I was on the fence about it, but after today I like it more than I did. 1mo
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KinaReads
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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midnight snack 🍵

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Vertabrain
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Addison_Reads
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Mehso-so

Book 3 finished for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

This was my local bookclub's pick this month. The writing is very well done. Once I was finished though I just felt underwhelmed by it all. I started out thinking I would love it, however, I just never really connected to any of the characters.

MrBook I felt the same way at the end. 2mo
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Addison_Reads
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Starting this audiobook today for my local library's bookclub. It has some magic/supernatural tones to it, so I guess that makes it part of my #screamathon reads as well. 🍁

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BookishGirl06
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#covercrush #7days7covers Day 5. A book I put down a while back. Still haven‘t picked it back up yet.

marleed I just pulled this off my shelves to display with my fall decor. The cover is so pretty! 2mo
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phatsallylee
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Pickpick

I'm a little late finishing this book but i enjoyed the read. Thank you @BookwormAHN for the pick. @wanderinglynn i wil be mailing this out tomorrow. #lmpbc #groupP @Laughterhp @suvata

Laughterhp I mailed out the next book to you on Saturday! 2mo
BookwormAHN Glad you enjoyed it 😸 2mo
phatsallylee @wanderinglynn book mailed! @Laughterhp book received today! 2mo
wanderinglynn 😀🙌🏻 2mo
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thegreatmjd
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Pickpick

Hard to put down in the best kind of way. A beautifully written novel with engaging and relatable themes. What does it mean not only to be alive, but to truly live? The Immortalists might just have the answer.

marleed I need to pull that book off my shelves and display as a seasonal book. It‘s such a beautiful autumn cover! 2mo
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NeedsMoreBooks
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

@Lel2403 want to join? Post 7 book covers you love each day for 7 days, no explanations needed and invite someone new each day 😊

Lel2403 Definitely... 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Lel2403 yay! ❣️ 2mo
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Morr_Books
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Day 3: I was not a big fan of The Immortalists, but I love the cover - literally sparkles! #7days7covers #covercrush
Wanna play, @Jnnlb ?

AmyG I love this cover, too. 3mo
marleed It a gorgeous fall inspired cover! 3mo
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tpixie
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #CoverLove
Day 1
This is a book I chose for its cover AND bought at an airport bookstore this last Spring Break. 2 things I don‘t normally do! The premise of the book was intriguing as well as having a pretty cover. The siblings did frustrate me, but I did enjoy it. Thanks for the tag @Daisey @SoniaC do you want to join in?

Reecaspieces I enjoyed this one as well. 3mo
tpixie @Reecaspieces 💝💝💝 3mo
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Twainy
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Pickpick

🎧 To be fair this was a recommendation that I didn‘t research. Great premise. Four different parts, one per sibling that follows each of their lives after they‘re given their death date by a gypsy psychic. The first child‘s story has more than a little graphic sex so if you feel this would offend you then please be warned. Loved their stories, they‘re raw and realistic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

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Louise
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Panpan

So often, I nearly bailed on this book; but I was curious to see how the author handled such a big topics as free will vs. determinism and quality of life vs. quantity of life. The characters didn‘t seem real to me. They didn‘t come to life on the page. Some of their choices seemed maddeningly senseless in light of what we knew of them. And if there‘s one deal-breaker that can turn me off a book, it‘s the abuse of animals, this time in a lab.

Clare-Dragonfly Ugh, I‘ve had this stacked for a while, but now I‘m not sure it‘s worth looking for ☹️ 3mo
Louise @Clare-Dragonfly Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Of course, this is only one opinion. 💁🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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trazo
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I have been looking forward to this book for while! I found it on sale today 😁 time to dive in 📖 P.S. I absolutely love this cover ♥️ 🍃 🍁 🍂

Librariana A book I greatly enjoyed and hope you do, too! There was a whole article about the design process for this very cover and I find that kind of stuff endlessly fascinating 😊💜 3mo
trazo @Librariana where did you see the article? I am intrigued 😃 3mo
Librariana Here you go! 😊https://spinemagazine.co/articles/sandra-chui 3mo
trazo Thank you @Librariana ☺️ 3mo
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phatsallylee
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Settling in on this friday night with some pumpkin beer and my latest #lmpbc read! #weekendreading #beerandabook

Laura317 I am trying to decide if the jack-o-lantern is on the glass, in the glass, or behind the glass. Whichever, it‘s freakin‘ adorable. 3mo
phatsallylee @Laura317 it's on the outside. It's from elysian brewing which has many good pumpkin beers! 🎃 3mo
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MsLeah8417
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Pickpick

I enjoyed the pairing of audiobook & physical book with this read. I would definitely recommend this book. It‘s a quick read that touched my heart more than once.

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MsLeah8417
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Audiobook—-so far, so good

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Beccacraft
Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Mehso-so

This is a story about a family of 4 kids who grow into adults, carrying the burden of potentially knowing when they will die. I found it difficult to get fully invested in the characters, especially at the beginning, yet still enjoyed it to an extent.

monalyisha Same! I thought I was going to love this & was so surprised & disappointed when I was left feeling underwhelmed. 3mo
brilliantglow I received an arc of this and ended up DNFing it. I was disappointed. I thought I would absolutely love it. 3mo
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LoverofLit
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Mehso-so

I was so sad I didn't love this book with all the hype that it received. I'm convinced it was the pretty cover that fooled some into believing this book was more solid than it was. My favorite part was the youngest brother's story, Simon, and the rest of the book made it difficult to keep my interest.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
A book gifted to you

The_Real_Nani I was certainly drawn in my cover but also the description because NYC is one of my favorite characters. I found it in a Little Free Library the other day and it‘s in my TBR pile. Very curious to read now and I will probably bump it up to the top! LOL 3mo
LoverofLit @The_Real_Nani I'll be looking for your review! 3mo
Cinfhen I really liked this book a lot, yes for the cover, yes for NY ( although very little actually happens there) @The_Real_Nani but mostly because it left me with so much to think about. 3mo
The_Real_Nani @Cinfhen ooh, I will definitely have to start this tonight! 3mo
The_Real_Nani @loveroflit let‘s see how long it takes me to read it! I‘ll try not to keep you waiting. LOL 3mo
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The_Real_Nani
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#littlefreelibrary score 🙌🏼

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phatsallylee
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I think we all received our books on the same day! #lmpbc #groupP @wanderinglynn @Laughterhp @BookwormAHN

Leftcoastzen What a cutie!😻 3mo
Laughterhp Oh nice! I‘m glad it got there quickly! 3mo
BookwormAHN 😸 3mo
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Laughterhp
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Pickpick

This was a pretty good book. I didn‘t know much about this book besides the main premise. 4 siblings go to a gypsy and learn the date of their death. It then goes on with each sibling‘s life and how they lived.

I don‘t want to say anymore as this is our #LMPBC book. I should have it out by the weekend!

#ReadingUSA2019 - Wisconsin (Author from)

BookwormAHN I'm glad you enjoyed it 😺 3mo
Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 3mo
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lkurgs
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Pickpick

My only regret is not having read this book sooner. I‘ve heard about the book and falsely formed an idea of what it would be about. I loved the way it was structured, in well thought-out parts. The plot was easy to follow and the main characters evoked feelings of both empathy and sympathy, depending on the situation. I wrote down many quotes but the one that made me laugh was this: “You can‘t sit around all day, like me. Eating pickles.”

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lkurgs
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“Most adults claim not to believe in magic, but Klara knows better. Why else would anyone play at permanence—fall in love, have children, buy a house—in the face of all evidence there‘s no such thing? The trick is not to convert them. The trick is to get them to admit it.”

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Sward7
Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
Pickpick

4.5/5 stars. This is definitely a book that will make you think, and it will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. Would you live your life differently if you knew the exact date that you will die? I enjoyed reading the stories of four young siblings who made the decision to meet with a gypsy who revealed this information.

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Laughterhp
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Hey! @BookwormAHN I received your #LMPBC book in the mail today! Can‘t wait to dive into this book!

Thanks for the bookmarks!

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 4mo
Scochrane26 I liked this one. Makes you think. 4mo
Hooked_on_books Those bookmarks are cool! 4mo
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MelKelsey
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Pickpick

I listened to this book. It begins with four children, siblings, finding out the date of their deaths from a fortune teller. The remainder of the novel elucidates one by one the life, and death, of each. Their reaction and subsequent choices determine their deaths and their lives. The book is well-written, but the depth of the characters was disproportionate and the additional stories of side characters seemed too much.

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AdaChivers
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Pickpick

I've been neglecting litsy! Sorry about the flood 🤭

I absolutely adored this book! Go read it!

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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

I finished The Immortalists. It was fantastic. I can't waite for y'all to read it Group P. @Laughterhp it was mailed to you today. @phatsallylee @suvata
@wanderinglynn I received The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Thanks for the bookmarks. I will send along the others when I pass along the book.
Also I mailed your book back @jillannjohn for #TeamCthulhu and @SamHeartCoffee the last #coffeebeanbookclub box is on its way to you @Mommamanzi

SamHeartCoffee Yay!! Thank you! 4mo
BennettBookworm This photograph contains two of my FAVORITE books!!!! 😱❤️ 4mo
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GloVerdino
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Pickpick

I liked this book. It raises some interesting questions though, if we know the future would we act any differently than if we didn‘t? I don‘t know the answer to that question. I liked all the character and their individual quirks although because of my own reading schedule I was often reading this in small snippets late at night, which I‘m sure affected my comprehension of some parts.

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tpixie
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The cover art on these books are so beautiful, and very similar! I wish we could learn more about cover artists!

BookwormM I have noticed a lot of covers with curves and flowers lately have to say I love em 4mo
tpixie @BookwormM yes there have been a lot! I love them also! Lol I guess the marketing departments have figured that out!! 4mo
ruskigurl16 Interesting that you noticed this. The tagged book was my current #lmpbc group read, so I don't want to reveal spoilers, but the cover is very filling and I know it appealed to me to pick it up at the store. ❤️ 4mo
tpixie @ruskigurl16 I picked The Immortalists for it‘s cover too! And now I want to read the other two! 4mo
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Balibee146
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Two new books... Cos I may run out of things to read, obvs.... #minihaul #bookhaul #cantstopwontstop

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ManyWordsLater
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Pickpick

So sad this one is over. I left it on my nightstand for an extra day because I wasn‘t ready to let go.

The writing was wonderful and the story structure was inventive and engaging.

Read it.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I think it was one of my faves of 2018. I really loved The Spoonbenders also! You may want to check that one out. 5mo
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tracey38
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Jennifer, thank you so much for the surprise #jb book I got today! I have had a horrible few weeks with stuff going on and this was wonderful. Thank you! @Jas16

Jas16 I am so glad that it arrived when you needed a surprise. I hope you enjoy it! 5mo
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mcctrish
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Pickpick

I loved this story. I admit to yelling out loud at characters to stop their stories. Beautiful. ❤️

Tamra What is that thirst quencher you have posted? 5mo
Viji I loved this book too and I also love your margarita, one of my favorite summer drinks! 5mo
mcctrish @Tamra it‘s a pineapple jalapeño margarita and it‘s a danger drink because I drink them faster than koolaid ? 5mo
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mcctrish @Viji two great loves of mine right now for sure 5mo
Tamra @mcctrish that sounds awesome! 5mo
BilboBookends Spicy cocktails are the best 🙌🏻 5mo
mcctrish Oh @BilboBookends they sure are 5mo
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mcctrish
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Home from vacation and reading by my swanky pool 🤣 HUGE thanks to @sherryvdh for remembering my birthday & @KarynGood you are a sweetheart 😘 #poutinepenpals

JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool pool and cool book!👍🏽Enjoy!! 5mo
KarynGood Can‘t wait to hear what you think of the book! Stay cool! 5mo
marleed Love your pool! 5mo
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mcctrish @JanuarieTimewalker13 both of those things made for an absolutely lovely day 5mo
mcctrish @KarynGood I LOVED it ❤️ 5mo
mcctrish @marleed not bad for $10 ( I have debated about upgrading to a fancier inflatable one from Target) 5mo
marleed @mcctrish Haha. I just got home from Target. I was in the backyard section looking for a fly swatter. I was tempted to purchase a discounted wading pool! Btw, wrong section for a fly swatter! 5mo
Tamra Who cares about swanky, just cool feet! 😂 5mo
mcctrish @Tamra I sit in it too 😂but for sure it‘s easier to read with cool feet 5mo
mcctrish @marleed I‘m in Canada and I‘m seriously thinking about a cross border shopping trip this week ( especially since discounts are in order ❤️) 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Excellent. Happiness is never too far away🌻🌞 5mo
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GloVerdino
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We finally got an umbrella for the back deck because the sun is so strong out there, so now I have a new favorite reading spot in the shade!

brit91 Its the perfect reading spot!😍📚 5mo
Catsandbooks Love the umbrella! 🌴🌿 5mo
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mcctrish
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Reading while my husband drives 🎉

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