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Appointment With Death
Appointment With Death | Agatha Christie
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• Litsy Group Read for September 2022
#AGATHACHRISTIECLUBR2

#StoryGraph: fiction classics crime mystery mysterious slow-paced
304 pages | first published 1938

A repugnant Amercian widow is killed during a trip to Petra...

Mrs. Boynton is found with a tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. Hercule Poirot has just 24 hours to solve this mystery.

mabell Repugnant - a perfect word for her! 2mo
suvata @mabell She truly was. LOL 2mo
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MrsK
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A highly entertaining read, filled with fascinating psychology, and a solution that is so clever and so simple—after Poirot explained it to me that is. One of my favorites. #agathachristieclubr2

Ruthiella Also one of my favorites…so atmospheric! 2mo
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Linsy
Appointment With Death | Agatha Christie
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My very wonky #bookspinbingo! My #bookspin (tagged above) is for #agathachristieclub2 and #doublespin (tagged below) is a #fantasticstrangelings pick. Can't wait to get started!! I'm at least going to get one bingo this month, hopefully more, for #scarathlon2022. Go #teamslaughter! 🔮📚🍄

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The ending of this one took me completely by surprise! Christie creates a fascinating character study of the Boynton family. The manipulative matriarch is found dead in Petra and Poirot has 24 hours to prove how a death assumed as heart failure is actually murder.

MrsK One of my favorite Christie‘s ❤️❤️ 3mo
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ImperfectCJ
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This audiobook left me surprisingly emotional, which I think says more about my current emotional state than it does about the novel, which is a fairly typical post-Orient Express Poirot mystery. Hugh Fraser's American accents are quite good in this one, which is lovely because there are a lot of American characters. Kind of makes me want to visit Petra, but I suspect traveling in that region now is quite different than it was in the 1930s.

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galueth28
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Another good, clever mistery. I like that the murder only takes place halfway through the book, it gives us time to know the people involved (and absolutely despise the victim, tbh.)

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"You see, don‘t you, that she‘s got to be killed?"

(An excellent way to start a murder mistery. )

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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Laughterhp
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Finished my reread of this one. I am still trying to read them all in order. I skipped the one before this because it was a different narrator and I didn‘t like him 🤷🏻‍♀️.

If I‘m listening to a Poirot novel, it needs to be read by Hugh Fraser.

When I started reading, some things came back to me, but I never remember the endings, so it was still an enjoyable read.

DGRachel I love Hugh Fraser‘s narrations of Agatha Christie‘s books! 9mo
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Bk9 of August is done. Been #audiocrafting all afternoon, making beaded stitch markers for my knitting. Remembered I had my jewelry making kit with plenty of pretty beads & charms so figured rather than buying online & waiting for delivery, I can just make a couple of dozen & save time & money. God knows I got nothing else to do. Listened to a Dame Agatha I‘ve only read once before about the poisoning death of an awful old woman in Petra. 4⭐️

slategreyskies I love beads so much! I got hooked on them years ago when I started making jewelry, and I always tend to pick up more than I need, so now I have this treasure trove of leftover beads. Digging through them never fails to make me smile. :) 1y
CarolynM That sounds like a good way to pass the time🤗💕 1y
kaysworld1 Hello there just a random question do you sell you scarfs anywhere? 🥰 1y
Lizpixie @kaysworld1 sorry lovely, I just noticed your question! No I don‘t, that‘s actually the first scarf I‘ve ever completed! My mum taught me how to knit when I was 10 but I haven‘t managed to actually complete a project since. But I‘m very happy with how this turned out and am currently not just knitting a baby blanket for my pregnant daughter but am attempting a rib knit scarf in the chunky wool in two blues & an ecru. Thank you for the compliment! 1y
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Cinfhen
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#ReadingAsia21 ( a weak pick as I learnt almost nothing of #Jordan) but I really ENJOYED this Poirot mystery. A domineering matriarch reaches her end on a family excursion to the ancient city of Petra. Was it murder, or a heart condition? Could it be a member of her family, or someone she‘s crossed paths with (as her temperament was unfriendly and combative)!?! I adore Hugh Fraser‘s narration and this one didn‘t disappoint #Hoopla

Cinfhen Thanks to @DGRachel and @Simona for putting this Poirot on my #ReadersRadar 😄💕 2y
Librarybelle Glad you liked it! 2y
DGRachel Yay! Hugh Fraser is one of my favorite narrators and definitely my go-to for Christie novels. 2y
Cinfhen Absolutely @DGRachel I‘m a sucker for his accents 😁 thanks @Librarybelle I‘ve said this before I‘m LOVING this challenge so much more of a variety of books compared to Europe ( which felt like EVERY book revolved around some aspect of WWII) (edited) 2y
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Cinfhen
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Continuing my love affair with Agatha Christie and narrator Hugh Fraser but man...the casual racism is jarring 🤬
#ReadingAsia21 #Jordan (weak but there is a death {{murder☠️}}that takes place there)

squirrelbrain We watched a TV documentary recently about Poirot and hubby decided he might want to read some. I read them all but as a child / teen, so I‘ve got the first 3 Poirots out of the library last week. 2y
Laughterhp Oh I was going to use this one as my Jordan prompt too. 2y
Librarybelle I adore Agatha Christie, but yes, the racism is very hard to swallow... 2y
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KarenUK Hugh Fraser is a doll, but yes, some of the writing from another time, definitely jars! 😳 2y
KathyWheeler The casual racism, the casual anti Semitism, the casual xenophobia, and the casual sexism are all very jarring — especially the first time you read one of her books. 2y
Cinfhen I know it was the times but the casualness is so disturbing @KathyWheeler @KarenUK @Librarybelle that being said... I‘m still a fan of these short but clever mysteries @squirrelbrain Agatha writes them so well!! I think/ hope your hubby will enjoy 😊 2y
Cinfhen It‘s not a great way to learn about the country @Laughterhp but it still counts as a book set in #Jordan 😉 2y
KathyWheeler @Cinfhen I like her books too. 2y
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DGRachel
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I actually enjoyed this Poirot story. The “victim” is a terrible person whose death you almost have to celebrate. 😂 Poirot is off-stage for at least a third of the book, which was a relief for me, but I did enjoy the solution. It feels a little like cheating, but since most of the book takes place in Petra, I‘m counting this as #jordan for #readingasia2021. 😆

Librarybelle Poirot can get on my nerves too sometimes. I haven‘t read this one yet! 2y
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Scochrane26
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I‘ve read both of these during the past week. Neither are going to be my favorite Christie, but they‘re still good. Christie played with the format a bit in both of these, which was interesting. Appointment with Death deals with emotional abuse within a family. Sad Cypress centers around a trial after a young woman is murdered.

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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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DarcysMom
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Andrew65 Wow great! 👏👏👏 2y
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kspenmoll Great walking!!!! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Simona
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I‘m not proud, but this is my pick for #ReadingAsia #Jordan I like Agatha Christie and the book also fits #Booked2021 prompt - author‘s first name starts with A, B or C. It‘s not Christie‘s best work - twist is predictable, the clue is very transparent, but I did have a fun reading it.🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen Cool!!! I might go this route too 😉👍🏽🎉 2y
Librarybelle Nothing wrong with that! Good choice! 2y
BarbaraBB Very clever, so many countries to cover! 2y
Simona @cinfhen @librarybelle @barbaraBB Thank you for your understanding 😘 2y
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This was actually the first Agatha Christie I ever read, I enjoyed returning to it 16 years later. I felt now, as I did when first reading, that the old woman had it coming. She was such an unlikeable person that I would‘ve been shocked if she wasn‘t killed. #AuthorAMonth #LittenListen #BookSpinBingo #WinterGames2020 #TeamReadNosedReindeer +16 pts

TheAromaofBooks I love the way Christie usually goes out of her way to make the victim pretty unlikable! 2y
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rwmg
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Sadistic matriarch dies of what appears to be a heart attack at Petra. But there is the mark of a syringe in her wrist and some medicine missing. Poirot happens to be in the vicinity when the death is reported to the authorities.

Was A C running out of steam when she wrote this? Lots of remarks about “if this was a detective novel“ and all of the characters seem quite oblivious to the ruins at Petra, which is surely what tourists go there for.

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Sarah sighed.

‘They turned me out of one place today because I had on a sleeveless dress,‘ she said ruefully. ‘Apparently the Almighty doesn‘t like my arms in spite of having made them.‘

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Had such a hard time getting motivated to read today. This made me feel less guilty....

eeclayton I love the SYSK podcast ❤️ 3y
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Ivar07
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#HerculePoirot
Thriller time
#AgathaChristie
Monday Reading

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Leftcoastzen
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It still happens! I found these oldies at a thrift store today.1940s paperbacks ,one Bantam ,one Pocket Book and two Dells. The inset upper left are the backs of the Dells,they are called mapbacks for obvious reasons.Happy, Happy, Joy,Joy!

Freespirit ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
cathipink What great finds!! 3y
Leftcoastzen @cathipink Thx! It‘s the simple things sometimes.😃 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Mapbacks are so cool! Love these covers! 3y
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youngreadrshelf
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Set in the Middle East, a family ruled by a cruel matriarch is freed once she dies. It appears that she has died from a bad heart, but certain things don't add up and Poirot is asked to take a look. The are suspects: the elder son, his wife, the brother and sister looking for freedom, and all would like to protect the youngest sister who seems to be getting stranger.

Only clunker was the racism, but seems to be a product of the times.

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I know Agatha was a product of her time, but I‘d forgotten just how racist her writing could be.

HKGirl Yep. Sometimes I'm a bit shocked by the casual statements she makes. 4y
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Really ... appointment with Agatha.

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[Book 14 of 2018] Decent mystery. Agatha Christie racism scale: high and very uncomfortable (treatment of "Nubian" servants on tourist trip; narrator mocking the Arab tour guide for making anti-Jewish comments, WHICH AGATHA CHRISTIE DOES ALL THE TIME HERSELF as narrator in her books, and now she comes across as anti-Arab too for the way she talks about this Arab character).

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Wilkie
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New teapot. Swoon!

Cinfhen 💚 5y
Kalalalatja That‘s adorable! 5y
trazo Adorable tea pot! 🧡 🍵 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm Teapot, mug, book 👍💚 5y
AmyG Lovely picture. 5y
catebutler So pretty! 5y
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15:25:05 / 25:00:00 for #25inFive And I‘ve finished two whole books now and DNFd one. This Christie was amazing and totally unpredictable! I was genuinely impressed with who done it. Never would have guessed! 5/5 star from me. A new favourite AC to pop up there. Some interesting and some detestable characters. #agathachristie #dameagathachristie #queenofcrime #murdermystery #classiccrime #bookblogger #booklover #bookish

Andrew65 A great total! 🙌 5y
Sophoclessweetheart @Andrew65 Thank you 😊 5y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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Ten hours and 3 minutes out of 25 yet for #25inFive so doing well. I‘m really enjoying Appointment with Death and it has all the things I loved about Death on the Nile so I‘m thinking it may be up there with that one! It seems to be trend that I love the “death” titles best. Death on the Nile, Death in the clouds and now this 😅 #agathachristie #dameagathachristie #queenofcrime #murdermystery #classiccrime #classic

tammysue Oh what a beautiful ring!!💓 5y
ephemeralwaltz I have the same mug!😍😍 5y
LeahBergen I neeeeeeed that mug. 😍 5y
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somebooksaround That mug is eeeverything!! 5y
Sophoclessweetheart @ephemeralwaltz It‘s my favourite 5y
Sophoclessweetheart @whatshesreadingnow Thank you. It‘s an elven ring of Lorien from LOTR x 5y
Sophoclessweetheart @LeahBergen It‘s my favourite mug 😹💛 5y
Andrew65 Well done on the time you have clocked up! 5y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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Day four of #25inFive and my total so far is 8:25:14 / 25:00:00. So about 8.5 hours so far. I‘m hoping I can bump it to at least 15 before Monday night but we shall see. If I can at least finish this book then I‘ll have completed two during the readathon and will be happy. #agathachristie #agathachristieclub #queenofcrime

Andrew65 Going well 👏 5y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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Decided to read some Christie for the rest of the #25inFive readathon (with my Miss Marple bookmark because my mother dropped my beloved Poirot one in her cola...)😰 Christie is very much a favourite author, like Top Three, and sometimes I get withdrawal from reading her. Any fans? 🤗 #agathachristie #dameagathachristie #murdermystery #crime #classiccrime #poirot #booklover #bookblogger #maidensofmurder #queenofcrime

Jabberwocky Such a cute bookmark!! 5y
Sophoclessweetheart @Jabberwocky Thank you Ariel. It‘s from JanesTinyThings on Etsy xx 5y
Jabberwocky I‘m always on the lookout! Thank you! 5y
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Sophoclessweetheart @Jabberwocky You‘re welcome. The shipping is a bit steep but the bookmarks themselves are that cheap it‘s not so bad. Durable too. 5y
Andrew65 A great choice! 5y
Sophoclessweetheart @Andrew65 Ah! Thank you Andrew. Are you a fan? 😁 5y
Andrew65 @Wanderingwithwords I enjoy her books but there are a number I still have to read. Love 5y
alisiakae That bookmark!! 💙💜💙💜 You‘ll find a lot of fans through #agathachristieclub (edited) 5y
Sophoclessweetheart @4thhouseontheleft Wonderful! I love that. Thank you for the heads up x 5y
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BookwormBoo
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When you're at the climax of your #murdermystery and look up to see someone creepily staring at you. #crazydoglady #agathachristie

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sparrowssavvy
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Another fabulous Agatha Christie. Such a good book! I absolutely love Poirot and this mystery definitely was entertaining and totally fun!

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Laughterhp
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My first Agatha Christie on Audio. The narrator was good. The story was great as well. As usual, I did not see who the bad guy was! This wasn‘t my favorite story that I‘ve read so far, but It won‘t be my last on Audio!! 😊

🌟🌟🌟🌟/5.

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Next on my Agatha Christie binge, Olive and I are relaxing this afternoon with this #audiobook. Presents are all wrapped, weekend chores are done, and we're ready for tomorrow. To all who celebrate, Merry Christmas, and may your holiday be as restful as Olive's 🐶🎄

Oryx Olive looks so sweet 5y
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 5y
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#DrummersDrumming
"Dr Gerard and Colonel Carbury interchanged a quick glance. Colonel Carbury #drummed on the table with his fingers."

Today‘s prompt was really hard! This is all I‘ve got!
#12daysofchristmas
#12daysofchristie

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🎄🎅🏼🤶🏻 5y
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Readerann
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Everyone once in a while, I guess ‘who dunnit‘. Nope, not this time. Dame Christie is a clever one. 🤔 (Be prepared to overlook the silly ‘falling in love at first sight‘ that seems to crop up in Christie novels.)

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Brie
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Classic Christie, this mystery features Poirot on a holiday to Jerusalem where he of course encounters murder. The domineering matriarch of a family is found dead, and Poirot boasts that he can solve the case in 24 hours just by interviewing the suspects. Plenty of red herrings, it seems like every family member has a reason to kill the controlling woman.

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I started this today thinking it was a normal audiobook, but it's more like a radio play. Very interesting, but I think I want to read Christie's actual words next time.

glo1 I've done that before accidentally. Now I'm careful to make sure it's an unabridged audiobook not a dramatized version. I can see why they appeal to some people but for me, I always want to read the author's actual words. 5y
kathedron I did that, too, and can't quite convince myself that it counts towards my #192019challenge 5y
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I first learned of Petra years ago when I first read Appointment with Death. I was intrigued! I'm sorry to say I haven't learned any more about it in the meantime. I need to remedy that!

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#day29 #junebookbugs I took advantage of the BookOutlet 15% sale for my #latestbookhaul ..... I've loved Agatha Christie since I was little, when they were the first adult books I read..but I've never owned any (other than a few vintage copies I have that were my Gran's) ....So I recently decided to collect these paperback editions... starting with the Poirot books... only another 29 to go, then on to Miss Marple! 😆

RealLifeReading Ooh nice! I'm still waiting for my package to arrive! 5y
Sarah83 maybe you should join @Bambolina_81 . We start a buddy read with Agatha Christie. 😉 5y
KarenUK @Sarah83 @bambolina_81 sounds like fun! Which book are you reading? (edited) 5y
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Sarah83 I'll tag you in her links. Wait a moment 😉 5y
Sarah83 I'm ready. There are three links for you. 😉 5y
KarenUK @sarah83 Thanks so much! 5y
Sarah83 You're welcome 😉 5y
MinDea I have never read anything from her...I feel like I should....🤔 5y
LeahBergen These are great covers! 5y
Dragon ❤️ those Christie's! 5y
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BookshelfAl
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Not my favorite Christie but definitely not my least favorite. A good Poirot #mystery
#readathon #springcleaningreadathon

BibliophileMomma Love Agatha! 6y
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My two favorite indie bookstores in Ann Arbor. Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookstore and Literati. I've worked at both indies and chains, and you can't beat the intimacy of the indie. 💕💕#aprilbookshowers #indiebookstores

Jenshootsweddings I love literati so much! Maybe you can show me the other one next time I'm down! 6y
Suzze @Jenshootsweddings Absolutely! I'd love to get together. Aunt Agatha's is actually only half a block away from Literati! 6y
smilingshelves Dawn Treader is my favorite in Ann Arbor. I love all the books stacked in the floor. Not very easy to find anything, but very atmospheric! 6y
Suzze @smilingshelves I've not been there. Sounds science fiction-ish. 6y
smilingshelves They have a little bit (or a lot) of everything! 6y
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BookshelfAl
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Better late than never! Getting started on the #readathon

StephanieMarie I'm also late.. slept in and still don't want get out of bed lol 6y
BookshelfAl Ha! I got to bed late last night so I didn't even set my alarm till 8ish! 6y
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