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Orphan Train
Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past.Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
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TheHungryBookworms
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Beautiful heartfelt story. We choose this book for a monthly book reading on a book club I am hosting. It was a different book than what we are used to read but I'm so glad it was picked. This book was simply amazing, I had no idea there were trains for orphans back in the day. I recommend this book to everyone. 5 out of 5 bookstacks. 📚📚📚📚📚

Nute I enjoyed this story as well! This book inspired some additional reading. I learned a lot about a topic that I had no idea about, Orphan Trains. 3mo
TheHungryBookworms Yes is a very interesting subject. 3mo
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MallenNC
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This book was so sad! I‘m glad I read it because it told of another part of US history I hadn‘t learned about before. #orphanage #LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 I think that‘s why I‘ve put off reading it! 💔 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A young Irish girl who has just lost her entire family after a fire is put on a train filled with dozens of other children who have lost their families in one way or another...hoping that the journey will connect them to new parents and new lives.

#LetsTravelAugust #orphanage

OriginalCyn620 This is on my TBR too! 4mo
lynneamch Me too! Love her 4mo
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rachaich
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This was a good read, not taxing, sped through it.
I liked the intertwine of the narrators and it had enough descriptions in to make me appreciate the setting.
Interesting parts at the back about the history too.

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rachaich
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Waking at 3 am meant I started this book club choice.
It's not one I'd have chosen... and that's why I go to book groups!
It's got two narrators who share their stories in very different eras.

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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
#Train

First book I thought of... even over The Girl on the Train.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🚂📚💗 4mo
SilversReviews My first thought too. I didn‘t even like THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. 😍 4mo
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OriginalCyn620 This is on my TBR! 4mo
TheSpineView @OriginalCyn620 Is that the one that reaches to the ceiling? 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @TheSpineView Yep, that‘s the one! 😂 4mo
TheSpineView @OriginalCyn620 Mine has broken thru the roof and is now headed to space! 🤣🤣 4mo
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SilversReviews
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#LetsTravelAugust
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today‘s Prompt: TRAIN

Have you read THE ORPHAN TRAIN?

If you haven‘t, you won‘t want to miss this splendid book.

You will fall in love with both main characters and wish you could be there with them as you learn about a not-often discussed part of American history. 5/5

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/yybuj6nv

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🚂💗📚 4mo
k.reads.5 Agreed! This one was so good. 4mo
SilversReviews @k.reads.5 So good. I didn't even know about this. 4mo
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OriginalCyn620 This is on my TBR! 4mo
SilversReviews @OriginalCyn620 ENJOY!! Did you know of this? 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @SilversReviews Yes. It‘s been on my kindle for quite a while! 4mo
SilversReviews @OriginalCyn620 I meant did you know they had an orphan train in history? Sorry for being unclear. I didn‘t know of it. (edited) 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @SilversReviews Ha! I‘m sorry...my nighttime brain wasn‘t working! 😕 but yes, I knew about the actual train, just very little of the facts though. 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Book_Fairy_Mary Such a powerful book! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 This is on my #TBR! 📚🚆 4mo
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Margot0817
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This book was pretty good but it took me a minute to get I to it. I almost gave up but I'm glad I didn't because it was worth the read in the end.

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agrondin44
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July 2018 at the beach OC, MD: Loved the book!!!

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Katiesully15
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I really enjoyed this book. I read it faster than I thought, and it caused me to want to research into the orphan trains of the early 20th century. I recommend this book if you enjoy historical fiction books.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
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KaylaD
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So good I didn‘t want to put it down!! I kept saying one more chapter and before I knew it I finished the book!!! #mustread #pageturner

Jeannineth That story is still with me. I wanted to adopt that little one. Did you read Before We Were Yours? 5mo
KaylaD O no I did not!! Is it good?? 5mo
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LibrarianBecky
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Great little book. Gives a glimpse into the life of an orphan/foster living.

Elizabeth2 I loved this book! 5mo
Nute Agreed! A really good book! 1mo
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vlmb
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Reading this book for book club.

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bodacioustchr
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I loved this story so much! A young girl is orphaned and is sent on an orphan train to the West. The trials that she endures are horrible. The story I intersects with a girl in modern times. The old woman and girl somehow bond. Highly recommend.

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Elizabeth2
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1️⃣ Orphan Train tagged. Loved this book so much!
2️⃣ Yes, most days. Sometimes on the weekend I don‘t take the time to put the decorative throw pillows on it.
3️⃣ 51, but it‘s cloudy & we are under a wind warning so it feels like the 30s. 🥶
4️⃣ Popcorn paired w/ orange juice. My kids like it now too, but hubby doesn‘t get it. 🍿🍊
5️⃣ I am terrible at remembering user names...but Hi new Littens! Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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EmmaMae
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An interesting novel based both historically and at present detailing a compelling fictional account of the experience of children put into Children's Aid Societies in the states. An interesting telling of the story. I am happy I read it but probably would not read it again.

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Gabymulberry1
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Loved the parallel storylines and the plot. It was a quick snow day read and it was very entertaining.

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Butterflyamore
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52 week reading challenge: A book about adoption (7)

⭐️⭐️⭐️

The book was certainly readable with quality writing but most of the story was underwhelming for me.

You can see my full review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2697565747

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 10mo
Butterflyamore @TrishB Thank you! 10mo
KendylChamberlain I loved this book! We read it for book club a year ago and all 12 loved it as well. It was an easy read and hard emotionally at times but good. 10mo
Butterflyamore @KendylChamberlain I‘m glad you and your book club loved it. The world would be so boring if we all had the same tastes. This simply wasn‘t a favorite for me. 😊 10mo
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Butterflyamore
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Lines from Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline:

“With her bright button eyes and pointy snout nosing into Molly‘s business, Lori reminds her of a ferret.”

“Lori gives her a tight smile. A ferrety smile.”

I don‘t think I like what this is implying about ferrets!

mreads ❤❤❤ 10mo
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BibliophileLibrarian
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Girls‘ Night Out February Book Club choice!

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Railroad 🚂 #ANewChapter 🥂

#BookNerd 📚💙🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your photo!! I still have to read this!! 11mo
Godmotherx5 Great picture 11mo
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cjbooklover
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It was amazing and so easy to read! I didn‘t care for the language and the sexual assault shook me up, but overall an amazing read. It ended really happily, which for me was a huge plus. 4/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cjbooklover
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Just started this book yesterday and I am already six hours through! Unfortunately I will not be able to finish it, since I will not have a phone this weekend. I am looking forward to the end and hope it is happier that right now!

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JulieHartman419
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Wow!!!!! What an emotionally charged page turner! I loved this book so much that I thought about it when I wasn't reading it. I brought it with me to work to read on breaks, and even took it with me inside Lowe's to read while my husband shopped. This would be a fantastic book club selection.

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Hope_a
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Absolutely heartbreaking page turner. It left me crying, happy that I am living now not in the time when children have been picked like a kittens from the basket.
https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/orphan-train/

#bookreview #bookblogger #bookblogger

TheAliceEvers Gorgeous photo and lovely review 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Hope_a @TheAliceEvers Thank you so much, dear! 11mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous photo! 11mo
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Hope_a @sprainedbrain Thank you! 🤗 11mo
Gezemice Great photo! 11mo
Hope_a @Gezemice Thank you! 11mo
sixgun Beautiful picture! 11mo
Hope_a @sixgun Thanks! ☀️ 11mo
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R.L.Walker
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Any other teachers read this? This book helped me understand my students who live in the foster system a bit more.
This book shed a lot of light on the little known orphan trains. I love how the relationship between the older woman and young girl grows.

Crazeedi Great book 11mo
lynneamch Still need to read this one. I did really enjoy this other one 11mo
lynneamch More Litsy reviews at 11mo
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AndiL74
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I loved the history in this book. Being from MN it was extremely interesting to read about something I previously had no knowledge of. I also loved the character development with the author switching between the two main characters throughout the chapters. It was a joy to read and I was unable to put it down. Literally went to the bathroom with it and read it from cover to cover while doing everyday activities. Food in one hand book in the other!

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Day 7 #adventrecommends

Between 1854 & 1929, orphan trains ran across the US with abandoned & needy children with the purpose of finding them homes, however the results were often not good. Although a child could end up happy, they could also be used for hard labor or abused. This fictional account centers around Vivian & her life experiences from orphanhood to adulthood. Although sad at times, this is a wonderful read!
@emilyrose_x

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Allthebookclubs
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I really enjoyed this book. As a child welfare social worker, the way these children were treated bothers me on a level that chills my bones, it‘s heartbreaking. This book began really well, I enjoyed most of it. The language and character development was superb. However, I feel the ending was very rushed. It was if the editor said, “ok time‘s up” and the author threw together a quick wrap up.

Crazeedi Excellent book 12mo
Allthebookclubs Yes it was! My great great grandfather was adopted from an orphan train. It‘s so sad to hear the many stories of how those children were treated. 12mo
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Allthebookclubs
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After crying through #thelightbetweenoceans I thought I‘d continue the heartbreak and give this a shot....

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Raemorales
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So good, this book made me smile and then cry. At one point I felt as if my heart was ripped out of my chest but the ending was perfect. I tip my hat to the author. This novel was engrossing to the point that I didn‘t want to stop reassign. Trigger warning: child molestation

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Sharpeipup
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#catchup #lettero @JoScho
📚Orphan Train
🖋Oliver, Lauren
🎬Overboard
🍽orange juice with pulp

JoScho 🖤🧡🖤 13mo
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Laylafinn
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It‘s been a good while since I‘ve just blown through a book in two days. A book this good, heart wrenching yet so hopeful at times was what I needed. I loved the past/present stories, aswell as the true stories at the back. Highly recommended!

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Laylafinn
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Still getting better from surgery but the library is coming together nicely. Had to stop progress for the day. I also didn‘t realize my son had made a very naked appearance until after photo was sent to friends and family...why are little boys so hard to keep clothes on?

Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 13mo
CouronneDhiver Kids are hilarious! 😆😆 13mo
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ReadsWritesDrinks
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Starting this one today. Anyone finished it? Thoughts?

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Reveurs
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📚 Orphan Train
👻 Oscar Wilde
🎬/📺 Oceans 8
🌾Oatmeal Cookies

#manicmonday #helenabonhamcarter @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 14mo
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JenlovesJT47
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📚Book - Orphan Train 🚂
🖋Author - Janette Oke 📝
🎞Movie - On The Town 💙
📺TV show - Outlander
🍽Food - onion rings from Culver‘s 😋

#ManicMonday
#LetterO

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Book: Orphan Train
Author: George Orwell
Movie(s): The Orphanage and The Other Woman
Show: Orange is the New Black
Food: Oreos, orange sherbet, onion rings 😋
#ManicMonday #letterO @JoScho

tammysue All great picks 🧡 14mo
JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 14mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Onion rings!!!!! 😋😋😋 14mo
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SonyaBeatty
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Grabbed from my TBR mountain this time. I figured I'd stick with something like my last two books and go with historical fiction.

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This was even more memorable because I visited Orphan Train Museum this summer. It was part of Prairie and Pioneers Roadtrip my Bestest Book Friend Becky and I took thru Kansas and Nebraska. 🌻🚗😎 #goodreadssummerreadingchallenge

Samplergal Good memories for me with this book. I purchased it the day I met Luke. I got to DuPont circle ( where we planned to meet for the first time) 45 early. Went to the bookstore and bought this book. ❤️ 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Samplergal Books are the best souvenirs! 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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File this under things NOT to say to us Vegetarians:
"I just know you'll like it if you give it a chance," Dina said breezily when Molly asked her to stop putting bologna sandwiches in her lunch bag," ?

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throwmeabook
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Congratulations @BarbaraBB on your milestone and thank you for offering this great #spotlightgiveaway!
It was hard picking just one book but I finally decided on The Orphan Train - an absolute gem of a book and one that everyone should read.

BarbaraBB The blurb sounds great indeed. Thank you for entering! 1y
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JulietteGF
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I really enjoyed discovering the story of the orphan trains through this historical fiction. It's a well written, entertaining book. However, I would have preferred if it was all about Vivian... (This afternoon, I had a great tea party with delicious macaroons)

Redwritinghood 💕💕 macarons 1y
Betty The mother of one of my bridge partners was on the orphan train. 1y
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Bookworm54
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As part of a school project on portaging, Molly weaves together the story of a 92 year old Vivian. From her days in Ireland, to her foster placements, and present day, Molly discovers the hardships that children on the orphan train went through, and the joys of family and connections.

Although I much preferred Vivian‘s side of the story to Molly‘s, this was a good read and seems to be well researched!

#OrphanTrain #Orphan #Fostered #Portage

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GypsyKat
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The past and the present weave together in this book to tell a wonderfully written story. There‘s a lot of looking back at #Yesterday in this one. 💗 #HeyJune @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Nice choice! Thanks for an awesome month 😘🙌🏻 1y
GypsyKat @Cinfhen Thank you! I had so much fun! 😘❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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StephanieGeiser
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Library book sale - #bookhaul Part 1

tammysue Wow fabulous haul!! 👏🏻 1y
BookaholicNatty Still life❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BookaholicNatty You got some great books!!!!! Yay for library sales! 1y
rather_be_reading great haul!! 1y
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Bookworm54
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Killing some time before leaving for scout camp!
Beavers aren‘t arriving until tomorrow morning, so it‘s leader bonding time ☺️

#BookAndDrink #CafeReading #Camping