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The Swap: A Nicole Graves Mystery | Nancy Boyarsky
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When Nicole Graves arranges a summer-long swap of her Los Angeles condo for a London couples house, she thinks its the perfect arrangement. Shes always dreamed of seeing the real London; shes also hopeful the time away with her husband Brad will be good for their troubled marriage. But things dont turn out the way Nicole expects: The Londoners fail to arrive in L.A. and appear to be missing. Then people begin following Nicole and making threats, demanding information she doesnt have. Soon, Nicole realizes shes in serious troublebut she cant get Brad or the police to believe her. When the confrontations turn deadly, Nicole must either solve the case or become the next victim.
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Thank you @Dolly for all the goodies in my #ReadintheNewYearBox! The handmade bookmarks are lovely and you‘ve given me the inspiration to finally take up knitting. The balm and salves are perfect for this weather. And the chocolates look delicious, especially the crisped rice one! Can‘t wait to snuggle up with these books with a cup of tea in my new cute sheep mug. 😊 Thank you!

And thank you @Chrissyreadit & @MeganAnn for hosting! ♥️

Chrissyreadit 🥳😍🎉❤️🎉😍🥳 7d
Dolly I have this cup and it‘s my favorite along with one of my all time favorite, West With the Night. She writes beautifully. Utube has some good knitting instruction if you need videos to supplement. 😊 (edited) 7d
MeganAnn 🎉✨😍👏🏻❤️🎆📚😘 7d
nelehelen @Dolly thank you!! 6d
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I love doing swaps and I have loved everything I have ever received but this right here is the one thing I have used most. It was my very first swap from the owl crate FB group. I don‘t drink coffee but I do HC and Cider in the winter and every winter I use this reusable cup cozy. Going on 4 years now. My partners sister made it for her Etsy shop. No idea is the shop is still in business but it says Rikkeldy lll

#sharingfornoreseon #NBR

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3rd package in the #HalloweenCardSwap. More yummy candy! Also included is a cute little bookmark and spooky cat pin and other goodies.😍🍫😍 @Come-read-with-me you went way overboard! Thank you! Made possible by @rather_be_reading Thanks for hosting!

Hazel2019 Yum 😋 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm That bookmark is so cute! 3mo
TheSpineView @Hazel2019 My husband has already nicked some and it is not even noon yet! 3mo
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Come-read-with-me @thespineview I‘m glad you like the package! Since I don‘t get to participate in Trick-or-Treating this year, this swap was my holiday blow out , so I thought I‘d stick in a few extra treats! Happy Halloween!! 🎃👻🎃 3mo
rather_be_reading LOVE the bookmark!! 🎃👻🖤 3mo
TheSpineView @Come-read-with-me 🧡🎃🖤 3mo
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Package 2 for the #HalloweenCardSwap. This one is from @MoonWitch94 Thank you so much! You nailed my chocolate cravings! 🍫🍫🍫 This swap brought to you by @rather_be_reading

rather_be_reading candy corn hershey!! 😍🎃🧡 3mo
TheSpineView @rather_be_reading I know! My waist will never forgive me! 3mo
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Wow @Catsandbooks !! What a phenomenal #Agatha-Christie #cozyswap package!! The books are all perfect choices ... I can‘t wait to read them all!! I love the beautiful handmade bookmarks! You can‘t see, but the orange one is a woodsy scene with foxes! The scarf to go along with it is a perfect fall addition, along with that candle which I wanted to, but didn‘t, buy for myself!! The socks are adorable, the mug is cozy‘licious 👇🏽👇🏽

Avanders (a perfect night *is* a night in!).. Plus the edibles!! The S‘mores coffee smells so yummy, the s‘mores treats *are* so yummy, and I can‘t wait to try the Shades of Earl Grey tea! Thank you so much for kicking off my fall with a 💥!! 🍁🍂♥️♥️♥️🍂🍁☕️📖🔪♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
Catsandbooks So glad you like everything! I had so much fun picking things out!! Have a lovely and cozy fall! 💕🍁 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely package! 4mo
Avanders @Catsandbooks 😘🥰♥️ 4mo
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My #cozyswap headed out today! @Avanders

CBee Oh, I love that envelope!!! 4mo
bookish_wookish Thanks! @cbee I use them for Poshmark! 4mo
Nevermore88 That‘s so pretty! I also have poshmark can you tell me where you get those envelopes if you don‘t mind me asking. 4mo
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bookish_wookish Yes! on Ebay the store is called mallquistore and i also buy stickers from getlabled (shes super sweet) @nevermore88 Whats your closet name so i can follow and share your stuff! 4mo
Nevermore88 @bookish_wookish it‘s the same as my litsyname. And thank you I will definitely share yours too. 4mo
Nevermore88 @bookish_wookish what‘s your closet name? 4mo
bookish_wookish r3ckless_beauty @nevermore88 4mo
Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🧡☕️📖🔪🎃🍂♥️ Also — very cool envelope! 4mo
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LibrarianRyan Thanks. 4mo
SmartSassery Oh I missed this. 😭 I bet it will be epic! 4mo
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🍂 Autumn 🍂
How do I love thee .. let me count the ways...
🍁rain in the mornings
🍁fireplaces in the evenings
🍁teas and cocoas and coffees oh my!
🍁sweaters and boots
🍁blankets and scarves
🍁books, cozies, and dark evenings during which to read
Sigh.... 🙍🏽‍♀️ soon, my pretty, soon...

AAAAnyway.. I sent off 2 #CozySwap ”packages”! An Amateur Sleuth sized one and an Agatha Christie sized one... perhaps, to you? ☕️📖🔪


erzascarletbookgasm I can‘t wait for mine from my match to arrive and opening day! 5mo
christyreads How do I learn about #cozyswap? 5mo
Avanders @christyreads hi! Keep an eye on @Litsyhappenings for swaps and challenges and the like — the signups and matching for #cozyswap already happened, but there‘re 2 more current swaps still accepting sign-ups and 1-2 more probably coming down the pike for Halloween. ☺️ 4mo
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christyreads Thank you! I‘m new to Litsy. 😊 4mo
Avanders @christyreads well welcome! It‘s a wonderful place ☺️ @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
BookBabe Wow, you nailed it! 😍❤️ You‘ve got me yearning for autumn...good thing it‘ll be here soon! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Avanders @BookBabe I know... I can‘t wait!! ♥️♥️ 4mo
BethM This post is life. Plus football. 4mo
Avanders @BethM oh yes, I did forget to include THE fall sport!! 🏈🏈🏈😁 4mo
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It‘s here! Thank you! @britt_brooke

britt_brooke 💚 5mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 5mo
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@Chrissyreadit#StaycationInTimeSwap (#SITS)

My box came in today from @kindergartenkat! August 14th is going to be so much fun on Litsy!

Chrissyreadit ❤️👏🥰🎉🙌😍 5mo
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Oh my stars!!!! I can‘t thank you enough for all the wonderful things you sent me @rather_be_reading I am so excited to read these books, they have been on my TBR list for a while! All the summery things are awesome!! And the glittery pineapples are sooo cute!!!! Thank you so much for everything!!! You are so sweet!!!

And thank you for hosting this awesome swap!!!


rather_be_reading you are so welcome!! glad u loved it! 🌞 i had a blast putting it all together 7mo
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Mailed out my #summerswap2019 box today! I know that it‘s not due to be opened until July 5th, but I couldn‘t wait to send it out! @Kayla.Adriena @laurenslibrary

USPS tracking # 9505 5065 7481 9162 1017 42

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Both packages are on their way! One to a lucky litten in Massachusetts, the other to a lucky litten in Wisconsin.😊😊 can‘t wait to see when they arrive! (& even more eager for them to be opened!) #mysterymessagebookswap #summersantagoespostal2019

-Side note I had to priority mail one because my original box didn‘t work, otherwise both boxes would have hashtags all over them.🤣

TheReadingMermaid No worries 😊 8mo
Endowarrior21 @MolliesaurusRex my box arrived today just don‘t know which swap it‘s for lol 7mo
MolliesaurusRex @Endowarrior21 mystery message. I didn‘t anticipate the original box getting messed up & didn‘t bring a marker with me to mark it up on the outside😅 7mo
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Repost for @laurenslibrary :
Happy Hump Day! 🐫
Please join me for #summerswap2019! Sign up dates are from now until June 7th. Matches will be sent by June 10th. Opening day will be July 5th! Unfortunately this one is US ONLY.
Nothing fancy and no real theme this time. Minimum 2 books, 2 bookish goodies. Usual swap rules apply!
Fill out this form to participate:

#litsyswaps #litsyhappenings

LapReader I‘m from Australia 😭 8mo
Gaylagal2 I'm in! Sounds so fun🤙 8mo
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My #summersantagoespostal package has arrived! Thank you to my match, whoever you are! Can't wait until opening day!

erzascarletbookgasm So early! 👏 8mo
ScientistSam You're welcome! Can't believe I didn't put my handle on the outside. Hope you enjoy everything! 7mo
Jilly6183 @ScientistSam Thank you! I can‘t wait! And you might have put your handle... looks like the label covered some writing? 7mo
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Books have been purchased for both #SummerSantaGoesPostal and #MysteryMessageSwap !!! Now just to get all the goodies! So excited for my matches to get these!❤️😁

TheReadingMermaid Yahz!!!! I can't wait to see them all!!! 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
BookishMarginalia Woohoo! 8mo
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1. Yes
2. James Joyce or Virginia Woolf
3. I leave that to the sender to decide
4. “Killing Eve” (“Villanelle”); “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
5. NO
6. Both—sometimes together 😂
7. Not really, as long as I can still read it
8. Yes
9. Yes
10. Drink ware (mugs, glasses, etc.)


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So excited for the #SciFiFantasySwap! Thanks @Avanders for organizing it! @MyBookSwapClub #SFFS

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽😄 9mo
MyBookSwapClub I'm glad you received both packages :) enjoy :) 9mo
Avanders Hi! I‘m hoping you can post a pic of the #SFFS package you received from Rina — I‘m sure she would appreciate seeing your thoughts! 😘♥️ 9mo
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Just signed up for this! I haven‘t been able to do a swap in a while since I was too busy moving to New York and saving up money, so I‘m really excited about this! #summersantagoespostal

squirrelbrain I signed up too today, so excited! 10mo
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A bit predictable and far fetched. So many cliches and a bit silly for me.

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SWAP ALERT!!! If anyone is looking for another Holiday swap, @MyBookSwapClub is hosting one. I couldn't resist doing a second swap 😂 I figure I won't be celebrating with my roomie this year, so I may as substitute with swaps.

Sign-ups are open through Nov. 30. Follow the link if interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzOvQCqT0Zrt_oyKeH_lC7b4PEzp_DfohP9ypj...

MyBookSwapClub Thanks for sharing 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 1y
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1. Other: Apple Cider or Hot Chocolate
2. Tea ☕️
3. Scarves 🧣
4. Candles 🕯
5. Depends on the day
6. Dark yellow (Orangish yellow) and green
7. Bubbles!!!!
8. Pens, books, baking supplies
9. Linus in It‘s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
10. Depends on the character.

#FallSwalSurvey @Clwojick

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1. Other 2. Tea. 3. Scarves. 4. Candles 5. Chocolate every time! 6. Red 7. Bubble bath. 8 Books 😂 occasionally conkers. 9. Frankenstein 10. Witches

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#FallSwapSurvey curtesy of @Clwojick 🤓
1. Pine and fur trees or tobacco
3. Scarves 🧣
4. patchouli forest incense
5. Fair trade chocolate
6. Orange
7. Epsom salt
8. Plaster teeth molds
9. John Keats
10. Witches
Thanks for the fun!

Alfoster You collect plaster teeth molds?? I love that👏👏😍 1y
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Thank you for doing this #FallSwapSurvey @Clwojick 👻
🎃 Pumpkin spice all the way!
🍁 Tea 🍵
🍂 Socks 🧦
🎃 Candles 🕯️
🍁 Chocolate 🍫
🍂 Red 🌹
🎃 Bombs baby! 💣💥
🍁 Besides books? Lol creepy stuffed bunnies. Yup, I'm weird 😜
🍂 Sam from Trick R Treat
🎃 Witches 🔮🧹

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 1y
Alfoster There are creepy stuffed bunnies?😳😳Who knew?😂😂😂 1y
LoverofLit Creepy stuffed bunnies 😂😂😂 1y
Clwojick I think we need to see some pics of these bunnies. 1y
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My book for #justabookswap has been ordered! Says it should arrive by 9-21 by Amazon! 📚 So excited!

TheBookKeepers 👀📚🤩 exciting!! 1y
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I keep forgetting to take a pic of the package but I received it yesterday. @PomegranateMuse I was thinking we could open tomorrow if that works for you!?
#MFBS #MyFavoriteBookSwap


Hello, @JoeStalksBeck
just wanted to see if you got my email?

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Repost for @TheBookKeepers :
Swap Name: #JustABookSwap
Host: @TheBookKeepers Signup Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnPzac5W4IR92hiN_fe003f7cVqm0tT2R33m53...
Signups Open Until: September 7th
Great laidback Swap to participate in! Tag the host If you have any questions or need more information! #JustaBookSwap

Julie548 Signed up this morning! 1y
TheBookKeepers Yay! Thanks for joining & sharing this post! 1y
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#SummerBookSwap #MySummerBookClubSwap
It‘s arrived! Thank you @catiewithac ! Cannot wait to open!

MyBookSwapClub Lovely! Enjoy and as always thank you for participating :) 1y
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LAST CALL ~ please join us by completing the form!

Join today, we know you want to 😀.


TheBookKeepers When will match details be sent out? Aren‘t packages due to be opened by Aug 15? 1y
MyBookSwapClub Hey! Survey is closed so matches are out today :) 1y
MyBookSwapClub @TheBookKeepers Thanks for the date prompt - match will go out today, and I've updated date to 31st Aug :) (edited) 1y
Joy0201 @MyBookSwapClub really bummed that I never got a package. But thanks for organizing. 1y
MyBookSwapClub @Joy0201 hey that's not OK - I'll see who the match was, it may be little delay! (edited) 1y
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MyBookSwapClub Thank you! 1y
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Only a week to go before we close for #SummerBookSwap

Join today, we know you want to 😀


kaysworld1 I think I have signed up? X 1y
MyBookSwapClub @kaysworld1 great! Details will be sent out in next few days 1y
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Amber! I love love love all my fun gifts! You really outdid yourself! The books are perfect. I can‘t wait to read all three of them. The bottle is the perfect size for Florida! My other bottle doesn‘t always get me they my classes! Thank you so much. I thought today was the reveal day. I‘m such a pea brain! Again, everything was perfect! Hope the weather is good tomorrow so I can use my new towel at the pool! 😘#bottleandbooksswap

JoScho Awesome package 💖😊 2y
Alfrazier21 I‘m so glad you enjoyed everything!! ☺️ (edited) 2y
Samplergal @Alfrazier21 loved it! The bottle is perfect! And I can get my ice cubes in it! So excited. It‘s the little things. 🤣 I can‘t wait to get into the books. Your recommended one looks great. I was flipping through it. 😘thanks again. 2y
Alfrazier21 You are very welcome! Hahaha that‘s great about the ice cubes!! If you like When I Was Puerto Rican, she has two additional memoirs that are really good as well...Almost A Woman and The Turkish Lover. ☺️ 2y
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This is getting hand delivered today!!! @MicrobeMom I should have it to your house in a few short hours! ❤️I didn‘t have a big enough box so I had to do two! 😁Can‘t wait till opening day! 3 days to go!! Thank you @JoScho for putting this fun #Bottleandbookswap together! Perfect for summer! Your the best! ❤️and @MicrobeMom I‘m sooo glad we live close and I really meant what I said about doing coffee/tea or lunch one day! ❤️😘

AmyG I can‘t wait to open my box 😆 2y
MicrobeMom Yay! Can‘t wait!! 2y
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@Captivatedbybooks this is going in the mail mañana. It should be there by Saturday ❤️❤️

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Sign up open now! Visit @LazyDays for the details. We need 18 people, so sign up today!

Bookishthoughts Thank you!😊 2y
Bookishthoughts Please add your Litsy name at the end. I forgot that on the form!😬😊 2y
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Bookishthoughts Hi sorry to bother you😊 have you filled the form out yet? The 1st 4 people I didnt get there Litsy names.😊 2y
BookNerd9906 Yes. I went back and edited it and included my Litsy name. 2y
Bookishthoughts @BookNerd9906 thank you!😊 alot of people have expressed interest in this swap. And I dont want to leave anyone out , so signups will be opened till May 23rd. Then if we have an even number so we can split people in groups of 3.😊 Thank you again for sharing! I am so excited!🙌🙌 2y
Wonderwoman89 @BookNerd9906 I think we have been paired in this swap since we are the only Gluten Free swappers. I tried to email you but it came back as an invalid email address. 2y
BookNerd9906 @Wonderwoman89 I have sent you a couple emails. My address is tmvoices@gmail.com 2y
Wonderwoman89 @BookNerd9906 for some reason it won‘t go through. I will try on my personal computer at home after work 2y
BookNerd9906 @Wonderwoman89 are you getting any of my emails? I got one from you originally and replied to it. 2y
Wonderwoman89 Can you email me? For some reason it isn‘t going through. I replied to the original one but now they won‘t go through. 2y
BookNerd9906 @Wonderwoman89 I just sent it. Lmk if you get it. 😬 2y
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1. Black Dahlia, Red Rose; A False Report; The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford; Soul of An Octopus; The Manson Women and Me
2. Clif bars, pepper flavor sunflower seeds, Pepperidge farm cookies
3. A flat whisk or I‘m always loosing measuring spoons
4. I like bookish mugs, bookmarks or those bookish candles that supposedly smell like hogwarts or Jaime Fraser lol

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My keychain swap got here yesterday! I can‘t wait until tomorrow to open it! Thank you so much @JennyBookworm 😃😃

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It's here! It's here! I'm in love with your Crookshanks and can't wait to open this on Friday 😊😊🎊🎊
#keychainswap @jamie_in_the_library

jamie_in_the_library I got your swap package today! Can‘t wait for Friday 😁 2y
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Trying to sort all the different items for several swaps, birthdays and other little gifts. #bookishchaos 🙈🙈🙈🙋🙋🙋

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1. Pink and Purple
2. Romance, Thrillers, Mainstream Fiction, and YA
3. Cats and Dogs
4. I like looking for cute little bookmarks and books. I have no self control when it comes to buying either things!
5. Don't eat sweets.
6. I am a total junk food junky. I like chips, pretzels, and cheddar Chex mix. The list could go on and on!
7. I don't drink any of them.

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#BookSwap matches will be sent tonight (US Eastern times).....

Look out for that email :-)

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Happy Sunday everyone!

Today is the last day to sign up for our #MarchMystery BookSwap.

If you haven't signed up yet, please do join us by completing this simple form

https://goo.gl/forms/k4UXE7jNgSHiQo7x2 PS: it's BOOK only swap, means only 1 Book..... that's all :)

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Signed up for the summer swap! Love these! @JoScho #bottleandbookswap #litsyswap

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My first Litsy swap! 🙌

I have the excite. 😍


Find out more at @JenlovesJT47 page!

JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 🙌🏻👍🏻😅 2y
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I signed up for #FeedAReader! I'm so excited to share some of my favorite recipes with you guys next year. 😁🍴

@TricksyTails @MinDea

TricksyTails Yay! So excited you joined us! 👏😁 2y
Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher I'm so excited for this! 😀 2y
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@Clwojick is working on a bookish Tshirt swap for after the new year! Go to her post to show your interest. This sounds like SUCH fun!!

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Saw this deal on BookBub today. Anyone read this one yet??

CocoReads I haven't but I just saw it in my book bub email. (So dangerous, that daily email). Looks good. 2y
RebelReader I agree that daily email is deadly! 2y
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