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Valentine
Valentine | ELIZABETH. WETMORE
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Cinfhen
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#ManicMonday
@cbee
📕Tagged book!!! Sooo good 😊
✍🏻 Our very own @SheReadsAndWrites Lara Van Hulzen
📺Vanderpump Rules
🎤 Van Morrison
🎵 Viva La Vida

AmyG Ha! Another Vanderpump Rules! 2y
CBee Valentine! I‘ve had this book forever and need to read it!! 2y
jlhammar I almost went with Valentine! Loved that one. 2y
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LaraReads Awesome! And now I know who I‘m reading for #anauthorwithasamenameasyou @SheReadsAndWrites ☺️ 2y
SheReadsAndWrites Oh!!!!! Thank you 🤭 @Cinfhen @LaraReads (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Go audio if you can @CBee although I‘m sure it‘s FABULOUS in print as well!! Such a great book @jlhammar Awwww, I LOVE that @LaraReads 💜 2y
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Cinfhen
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#AlphabetGame

SOOOO GOOD on audio!!
Loved this one

Thanks for the tag @Allylu

jlhammar I loved this one too (though I did print). Great choice! 2y
Cinfhen It was such a memorable group of women @jlhammar 💕🙌🏻 2y
Allylu @Cinfhen Oops! There goes another one on my TBR! 😊 2y
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CollapsingLibrary
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Been thinking of this book a lot lately. Thinking it‘s time to reread it. What makes you want to reread a book?

SoapboxEdits Typically I only reread a book if I‘m reading it to my son. 2y
Ruthiella It‘s super rare for me to re-read. Nostalgia is often the main factor. 2y
EvieBee Recreating the feelings I had when I read it. Like summer gushiness, for example. 2y
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BkClubCare
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I guess I only read 10 books on my card for March. Also, I realize I never posted any pics nor announced that a column actually hit for #BookSpinBINGO. I am glad I finished both the Spin and the Double. Bring on April!

(I finished a poetry collection and lovely classic audiobook that didn‘t make the card, as well.)

@TheAromaofBooks

BkClubCare Most of the ones I didn‘t read will move on to April‘s list but I probably should leave spots “open”... 2y
Nutmegnc 👏👏👏 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 2y
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BkClubCare
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It took 5 pics to get E-Dog to look at the camera 🤣 This debut does not read/feel like a debut! I just want to keep listening- this is so good, I am maybe 15% in? So good. Devastatingly good. Devastating.

Cathythoughts Nice pic. I think I have this book on kindle, must look it up 👍❤️ 2y
BkClubCare @Cathythoughts - it is grim but the telling is so good. Audiobook is well done so far 2y
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Mommamanzi
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Our #LittleFreeLibrary had such an awesome party after school today. I am so happy I get to be apart of these kids reading journey! Hopped them up on sugar, made the cutest bookmarks, and got to pick from tons of books! #startthemyoung #readersmakeleaders

Chrissyreadit I love this so much! It looks like it was a great day and this is such a lovely way to share reading (and butterfly knowledge) 2y
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LiseWorks
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February 14 #Ithadtobeyou Valentine 💝 Nothing but a novel on a day of love. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Nice choice ♥️♥️ 2y
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Judybskt
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💕 All of the above!!
💕 Tagged - only because of the name

@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📚 2y
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Mommamanzi
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Excited about my pink and red February reads! ❤️💕

Aims42 Such a pretty stack ❤️💖❤️ 2y
Soubhiville Great idea! Enjoy! 2y
brittanyreads Lovely! I really enjoyed Finlay! 2y
BethM That Ellery series is one of my all time fave cozy series. 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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Pickpick

This was good. My #doublespin for September @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3y
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Deblovestoread
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#14books14weeks I doubled the challenge with a hardback and a paperback stack and didn‘t quite make it. I did read all of the hardback stack. I read 10 of the paperbacks with 2 DNF‘s and 2 back on the shelf for another day. I‘d like to report that my TBR shelf now has some space but it does not. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thanks Brenda for hosting this challenge!

Ruthiella Excellent results! 3y
TheHeartlandBookFairy Wow, I'm impressed... congratulations! 3y
marleed Oh, you inspire me for next summer! 3y
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elisebarker
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t what I was expecting based on the description. It was good, but not a Pick for me.

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j9brown
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Pickpick

A tough, grim read. Took a while to get through. Very worthwhile, though. The characters and the setting are beautifully written. I had a hard time with the whole no quotation marks thing in some places, though.
#botm

Tamra Yes, agreed! 3y
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Lesliereadsalot
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Pickpick

This book takes place in a small town in Texas. A girl is attacked and it‘s about the reactions and repercussions of other women in the town. Great character development and a very satisfying ending.

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rachaich
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Pickpick

Good storyline. Interesting writing, different narrators, tenses and person. Sometimes this became confusing although tended to then become clearer.

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rachaich
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I'm enjoying this book although sometimes struggling to remember whom each narrator is.

Tamra I recall the opening is quite discomforting. Not a “pleasant” read, but I hope you end up liking it. 3y
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sparky89
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"None of the girls have ever seen a grown woman cry this hard, not even at a funeral, and they are all too young to recognize it as rage. .... Now get up."

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amberavidreader
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Pickpick

This was a pretty good book.
Valentine is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader‘s heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women‘s strength. Highly recommend!
#amreading

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Cassieloo
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Pickpick

I picked this book up not knowing much about it other than it has a gorgeous cover and is centered around small town drama. I LOVED THIS. I enjoyed all the characters and they are all fleshed out in their own way. This is the type of book I wished we read in high school.

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BittersweetBooks
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In wrath may you remember mercy 🏜

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MelKelsey
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Pickpick

Book 16 Valentine is a well-written novel about rape culture. Set in a small, desert town experiencing an oil boom in the late 60's. It opens on an intense scene of a young teen escaping her passed-out attacker in the desert, without shoes or water. It's quality isn't 100% consistent, but it's a strong book. I'm eager for more by the author. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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EatSleepRead
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Bailedbailed

Audiobook pick:
This was beautifully written but so slooow. Too slow to finish.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pickpick

Wow. 5-stars for this one.
I was blown away by the raw and powerful writing of this debut. An honest and empowering story.
Wetmore is definitely a writer to keep my eye on.
Thanks again, @AmyG for sending this to me!

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Mommamanzi
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I checked @LitsySwaps but did not see anything. Are there any Valentine‘s Day swaps this year?💜💖❤️

Reggie I think there‘s a cupidswap going on. Maybe try searching #cupidswap? 4y
Reggie Nope sorry it‘s #bookcupidswap 4y
CBee @candority is doing the #bookcupidswap! 4y
candority Thanks for the tag @CBee! I‘m hosting the #BookCupidSwap. It‘s a low-key swap where you only send one book and some chocolate/candy. You have until Jan. 10 to sign up! You can find the form link on my page (second post from the top currently). 4y
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jessijames
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Mehso-so

People love this book. I get it and I understand. However, I‘m not one of those people. I wanted to know more of Glory‘s story and more about what experiences created the Strickland we grew to loathe. I loved many of the other characters but found the character chapter organization very hard to keep my interest.

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Judybskt
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Yay!! Another #litsyswap 💝💕💘📖🍫🍭

#bookcupid
#bookcupidswap
@candority

candority Thank you for sharing! 🥰 4y
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Daniella.Richardson
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Book #2 for 2021!

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Kboltz
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Pickpick

Read this book! West Texas in the 70s. Great writing that shows the strength of women and the struggle of women. Great characters that show how women young and old need to protect themselves from not only strangers but the men around them. Author paints a picture of west Texas that you can feel. Loved this book.

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One_With_Books
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Pickpick

I went in totally expecting to not enjoy this book because I saw sooo many people saying how awful it was and that they didn‘t finish it. I read the first few pages and stopped reading for a while because of it but now I am so happy that I decided to not let others cloud my judgment because this book was a really great way to start off the reading journey of 2021! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kboltz How can readers not think that this book worth the read? It‘s hard to get through but it‘s all so real...the truth is not always pretty. 4y
One_With_Books That‘s exactly what I thought! Some people don‘t like hearing the facts of what happens in real life. It‘s so unfortunate 4y
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AmyG
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Andrew65 Looks good. 4y
BookwormM I loved this one 4y
KVanRead 😍😍😍 4y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Thank you, @AmyG !! So very happy! I‘ve been so looking forward to this book. And thanks too for the yummy chocolate and cute notebook & bookmark! You‘re the best! I know how I‘m spending my evening after everyone goes to bed!

Thanks for organizing this @MaleficentBookDragon - you‘ve made a lot of Littens very happy! #jolabokaflod

AmyG When I saw this book on your list, I had to get it for you. It is just wonderful. Merry Christmas!!!🎄 4y
BookishTrish Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
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One_With_Books
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Hopefully it‘s as good as I think it‘s going to be 😬

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Tamra
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Pickpick

This has dark themes, so it may not be good for everyone right now, BUT Wetmore‘s writing is so good - compelling - I didn‘t want to stop listening. There could have been a little better editing at the end, the story strayed a bit, but wow I can‘t wait for her next novel!

This is the first book I recall really enjoying recently.

BookwormM One of my favs this year 4y
Tamra @BookwormM yes - a standout! 👍🏾 I was disappointed to see it was a debut only because there is no backlist to dive into. 4y
Cathythoughts I gave on kindle since a deal. Not read yet though .... must bump it up 4y
Tamra @Cathythoughts I know you don‘t mind dark, so I hope you enjoy it too! 4y
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KVanRead
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My #20Best2020 in word art.

Why the heart shape? It was free, lol, but also it‘s at the um, heart of all my favorite reads this past year and all good writing, IMHO.

I‘ve had 22 #fivestarreads so far this year. The remaining two are Blood at the Root and City of Girls.

Thanks for tagging me @Lcsmcat and @sarahbarnes and @HOTPock3tt
Have you done your 20 best yet @vivastory @BarbaraBB @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Nute @Book_Fiend_Melissa ?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Not yet, maybe a bit closer to the end of the year. 😉. Great graphic though! 4y
BiblioLitten Cool collage! 4y
vivastory I love this graphic! Fantastic choices! I posted my top 20 a few days ago. 4y
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MsMelissa Nice list! A few of your choices will also appear on mine. I haven‘t posted mine yet, but will do so at the end of the month and tag you 😊 4y
KVanRead @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I will look for it! 4y
KVanRead @BiblioLitten Thanks! I used an app called Shapego 4y
KVanRead @vivastory thanks!! I will go and check yours out. 4y
KVanRead @Book_Fiend_Melissa Thanks! I‘ll look forward to it. 4y
LitStephanie I have never read Jude the Obscure because I heard it was one of the most depressing English novels of its time. What say you? 4y
BarbaraBB What a cool graphic! I‘ve shared my favorites a few days ago but thank you for tagging ❤️ 4y
KVanRead @LitStephanie Oh heck ya, it‘s extremely depressing and has one of the most upsetting scenes I‘ve ever read, but it‘s also a beautiful, brilliant masterpiece, IMO. 4y
KVanRead Thanks @barbarabb ! I will check out your list. 4y
Tanisha_A Love this 4y
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crowlows19
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Mehso-so

A book I had to finish on audio because the physical writing style was so weird. I liked the story; very knowledgeable and timely.

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Judybskt
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Pickpick

Wow! I couldn‘t put this down. Very good story.

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Powerful and painful, honest and unflinching, Wetmore‘s book opened up the story of West Texas and moved me in ways I didn‘t expect. The story examines race, gender and justice from the perspective of rural communities and, in many ways, was unlike anything else I‘ve ever read. I listened on audio and the narration was great; I should mention that if sexual assault is a subject you avoid, you may want to skip this one. Otherwise, I recommend.

Kalalalatja It was so great on audio! 4y
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Cathyloves2read
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Mehso-so

I found this book to be beautifully written, but a little dull. It didn‘t really go anywhere. I‘m sure that if I were more of a deep thinker, I‘d realize that there are a lot of messages between the pages. I think the main theme is overcoming racism and sexism. All in all, I give it a 3.5 rating, even though there are sections that left me questioning what really happened.

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Judybskt
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🌕 No - too cloudy
🍁 Back to school 🏫 🚌🍎
📖Tagged - yes!!!

@MoonWitch94

#thoughtfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌠 4y
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Judybskt
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Up next for book club.

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KVanRead
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📕Valentine
✒️Vonnegut
🎥Vertigo
🎸Velvet Underground
🎧Voodoo Lady

Catch-up post for #ManicMonday #LetterV

Leftcoastzen Vonnegut!👍👏 4y
KVanRead @Leftcoastzen Forever and always ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Julsmarshall
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Valink
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I have some catching up to do in this one....

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KVanRead
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#JulyWrapUp: a very good reading month both in quantity and quality. So many good reads and I‘m now 11 books ahead on my GR 2020 Reading Challenge.

vivastory That's a good feeling! 4y
KVanRead @vivastory Yes! Hope August goes as well! 4y
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Tex2Flo
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A few really good ones this month. Valentine, Deacon King Kong, and Big Friendships.
Mixed in with some mediocre ones, but I needed a palate cleanser between some anyhow.

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Twainy
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Mehso-so

🎧 I feel this might be an unpopular opinion. MEHHHHHHHHH! I enjoyed the descriptive writing as it gave you a feeling of the small town & the harsh daily life in the oil fields of Texas in 1976. The story started out with a bang! I was disappointed where it went from there. The POV & narrators switch randomly with no warning. I prefer the switching chapters. It might have been better treeware. I felt very little resolution with the ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

sarinarachelle The constant switching of narrators drove me INSANE. Especially when she switches to an entirely new character immediately after the book‘s climax. 4y
Twainy @sarinarachelle I agree I feel the audio fell short of expectations. I sometimes need a wack on the head when the pov or chapter or character or scene changes ... this one just wasn‘t well orchestrated ... for me as the attention-span-less listener. 4y
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JennyM
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Pickpick

A story that‘s difficult to read but one we sadly know all too well. Devastating 💔

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza. That cover. So different from the other I‘ve seen. And actually more evocative! 4y
TrishB A good read 👍🏻 4y
JennyM @BarbaraTheBibliophage I think it‘s the UK version, although I‘m in Oz. Aside from it being a 🐍 I also think it looks like the road up to the farm. Very evocative. 4y
JennyM @TrishB tough to get through in parts 💔 4y
TrishB Yep, but felt very true and genuine. 4y
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Mitch
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The Centre for Fiction longlist for Debut Novel 2020 is out. 27 titles selected from 119 entrants. I haven‘t read ANY ! Better rectify that !

TheBookHippie I saw this and decided I need another TBR cart 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏽‍♀️ 4y
Itchyfeetreader I am so far behind any kind of reading plans for the what I am almost afraid to click on things like this any more 4y
squirrelbrain I‘ve read 5 - quite impressed with myself! 🤣 4y
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KVanRead I loved Valentine. 4y
Mitch @Itchyfeetreader I hear you! 4y
Mitch @squirrelbrain any stand outs.... where shall I start? 4y
Mitch @KVanRead that‘s the only one I actually have sitting on my shelf. It‘ll be my first read of this list I think. 4y
squirrelbrain Like @KVanRead I loved Valentine, probably about the same as My Dark Vanessa. The other 3 that I‘ve read are August, Conjure Women and The Illness Lesson. All quite quirky, but no duds amongst them. I have True Story as a #netgalley ARC but not read yet. So many to choose from - enjoy! 4y
KVanRead @Mitch hope you enjoy it as much as I did 4y
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Cortg
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Got Little Free Library #2 painted AND got a lot of audiobook listening completed. I can‘t wait to get this one up and running! It‘ll be in the yard so it‘s painted to match my house. Now I‘m relaxing with a drink before starting the dinner process.

Graciouswarriorprincess Love that purple door! John wants to make another one too. @Cortg 4y
Soubhiville It looks great! 4y
Cortg @Soubhiville Thanks! I‘m super excited! 4y
Cortg @Graciouswarriorprincess Thanks! It‘s the same purple I painted my front doors. 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Cortg It is fantastic! 4y
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