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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches | Sangu Mandanna
198 posts | 168 read | 5 reading | 93 to read
A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family--and a new love--changes the course of her life. As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don't mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she's used to being alone and she follows the rules...with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos pretending to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously. But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and...Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he's concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat. As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn't the only danger in the world, and when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn't know she was looking for....
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kelli7990
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Here‘s my review for a book I just finished reading.

I‘m counting this book for a reading challenge.

Hestia | Goddess Of The Hearth & Home: A book featuring the 'found family' trope - #greekmythologychallenge

#libbyapp

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kelli7990
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For #weeklyfavorites, I‘m sharing the tagged book that I just finished reading. I liked it. It‘s a cozy, witchy book with the found family trope. I‘ve been in a funk since Hurricane Beryl hit me over here in SE TX last week. I‘m lucky I survived the hurricane because 11 people have died from it here. Maybe it‘s because God isn‘t finished with me yet but either way, I‘m grateful to be alive. I‘ve been thinking about that a lot.

Read4life I‘m happy you‘re safe. Great book choice 💙💙💙 5d
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kelli7990
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Here‘s my progress on this book I started last week when I lost power during Hurricane Beryl. It‘s taken me all week just to get this far in the book. 3 people are waiting to read this book at my library but I‘m almost finished. I just feel bad that I‘m keeping other people waiting. After Hurricane Beryl happened last week, I‘ve been in a funk and my reading has slowed down but I‘m hoping that I won‘t be in a funk next month.

CatLass007 I‘m glad you‘re physically okay. I hope the heat isn‘t too overwhelming. You‘ll get back in the swing of things with your reading and audiobooking. 6d
bthegood I'm glad to hear that you are okay - 💛 5d
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kelli7990
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I almost forgot to post this. I started this book last week when I didn‘t have power. I tried to get on the internet last week but it was spotty so whenever I was able to get online, I downloaded this book on Libby. It works really well for a reading challenge that I‘m participating in. I like it. I hope to finish it soon. It feels like a very cozy book and I feel like cozy books are what I need right now.

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monkeygirlsmama
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Cute book! Characters were humorous and sweet, while the story was fun and quirky. What a great find!

Extra points for the #audiobook narrator who was super easy on the ears.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

monkeygirlsmama She calls her car "the broomstick"! ??? 4w
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wanderinglynn
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Mehso-so

Overall, an interesting concept that I felt failed in execution. It's an easy read but the story and its characters are mostly forgettable.

Book 16 for #wyrdandwonder
Book 3 for ECB‘s Summer Reading Challenge

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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*mug does not represent my feelings for this book.
I really enjoyed this. I didn't find any of the revolutions surprising but did have a warm cuddly feeling throughout. Thought there was a good balance what could have been a too sweet story has a couple scenes of spice and excitement. The actions of the characters throughout made a lot of sense and I enjoyed spending time with all the characters.

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DaNae.Gr
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So cozy. Flying through this one. Book #9 this year.

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Smarkies
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A very soft pick for its cozy vibes. However, at places it was a little bland for me.

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lil1inblue
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What a heartwarming book about coming into one's own and found family. The characters were absolutely enchanting (even grumpy Jamie). While the plot wasn't overly original, the book was well executed. Quite simply, it was a delightful read.

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lil1inblue
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#audiocrafting on a #caturday afternoon

dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 5mo
Leftcoastzen 😻😻 5mo
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SincerelyWinona
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“She hadn‘t realized just how heavy her mask had been until she discovered what it was to live without it.”

This cozy palate cleanser I picked up has me reminiscing about all my witchy reads growing up. I think my queerness ached to find others who felt different before I even knew what I was seeking myself.

The quote goes on, “To be at Nowhere House was to put herself in very real peril, so why then did she feel safer than she ever had before?”

SincerelyWinona Photo credit to Cheryl‘s Buzzy Book Review on www.aotales.com 6mo
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gaurik94
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Sweet cozy story! Great read for winter ❄️ 🌨️☃️

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#VehicleCvr 🚙💛 #NewYearNewBooks 🎆🥳📖

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs Perfect💛 🚗 💙 7mo
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Cupcake12
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#jolabokaflod
Thank you @jenniferw88 can‘t wait to start this and I love Lindt. Merry Christmas 🎄
Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting

Scochrane26 Love this book! 7mo
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Chrissyreadit
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JamieArc Looks very cozy! Enjoy! 7mo
AllDebooks Comfy cosy reading spot x 7mo
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I loved this book! Somehow very appropriate to read at Christmastime, this was a cozy story of found family, learning to trust yourself & others, and a great witchy magic system.
Samara MacLaren is a wonderful audio narrator, so I would recommend listening to it.
I‘d definitely read more from Mandanna in the future. Highly recommend!

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AmandaBlaze
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behudd
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The Very Secret Society of Witches met on the third Thursday of every third month, but that was just about the only thing that never changed.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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bridge12
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**my brother got me a kindle so I‘ve been blowing through some books without reviewing, apologies up top for the inundation of reviews by me and terrible pics**

This was every bit as good as you‘ve seen. Adored the characters and the plot. Have already recommended to many friends. 5⭐️

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Mccall0113
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Changing gears a bit.

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Mccall0113
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My hold is up! #Libby

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sdbruening
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Mehso-so

Cute, fun read. Odd backstory on origins of witches and their families. Heartwarming coming together of people to make a nontraditional family. Bit of romance. Lacked depth for me but enjoyable.

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Lunakay
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I absolutely loved this one! I was looking for something light and romantic and got far more than I expected!
Beautiful story about found family and how the world can always change, even if it is little by little.

I did not see the major plot twist coming😄
🧙‍♀️ 🪄 🧹 ❤️

GondorGirl I loved this book! And we're getting a second one in the spring! 9mo
Lunakay @GondorGirl I've seen, super excited already😍✨️ 8mo
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peanutnine
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October Fiction #ReadingBracket2023 update
This witchy book stole the show for the month! But I can't choose between it and A Restless Truth just yet so putting a hold on that decision until later...

Aims42 Team “Put it off for Later” all the way 😂🙌 9mo
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peanutnine
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Okay add me to the long list of people who rave about this book. It was SO SWEET. It is the definition of cozy. I loved the girls, I loved the magic, I loved the romance. The conflict was there, but just low stakes enough to not ping my anxiety.
Just read this, if you haven't already. I'm so glad I own this book, I can see it becoming an annual reread.
Also I want some of Mika's tea ☕✨

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tdrosebud
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@LadyCait84 I'm so in love with this box! All of these books have looked so good, I can't wait to read them! And those bookmarks are absolutely adorable! Thank you so much!
#HHS #hauntedhallowswap @wanderinglynn

LadyCait84 Happy Halloween! I hope they are all great reads!!!! 🖤🎃🖤 9mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃🖤👻🧡 9mo
BookmarkTavern Clytemnestra is soooo good! 🌟 9mo
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BookBr
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This is just a lovely little book, sweet and heartfelt and maybe just the right amount of silly. The perfect fall read, like a warm cup of tea on a chilly day.

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lauraisntwilder
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This was cute. There was a plot point that irritated me, but by the end I didn't really care anymore. It's not the kind of book I feel like I should take too seriously, I guess? It was a sweet, quick read.

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Gissy
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#AutumnPlease Day 20
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Waiting for me to be read

Eggs 💛✨🩵💫 9mo
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LaraS
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Our After Work Book Club met at a cute and cozy GrandmaCore bar that served Murdertinis - the perfect venue for this cute and cozy romance read! A solid choice for the #potion prompt for #ScarathlonPhotoChallenge

#Scarathlon #BatBrigade @catsandbooks @clwojick @staycurious

Catsandbooks Ooo looks delicious! ❤️ 9mo
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TheSpineView
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#Scarathlon #SpookyGhostClub @Clwojick

I get why everyone likes this book. It has a great cast of characters that are all well done, even the minor characters are thoughtful and fit with the story. The plot and prose are excellent. Even if you are not in to paranormal books you should read this book. 4.5 ⭐️

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steph_phanie
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
This felt like it was trying to be too many things at once. But I mostly enjoyed it despite this and its predictability. Will I remember it a year from now? Unlikely.

The House in the Cerulean Sea (to which this is often compared) is the better novel.

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TheSpineView
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#FirstLineFriday @ShyBookOwl

"The Very Secret Society of Witches met on the third Thursday of every third month, but that was just about the oy thing that never changed."

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Cover Love 💙💛💙 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover!! 9mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This was absolutely delightful! I‘d heard nothing but good things and I‘m so glad I decided to read it. A great story about witches for this time of year, but also a wonderful “found family” story.

#TeamCreepinItReal #scarathlon 1,216 pts
#trickortreatathon #31by31 #bookspinbingo #falling4books #littenlisten #readysetgoreadathon #RushAThon #spookoween #promptmaze #swiftieerasghostreadingchallenge #outstandingoctober #onemorechapter

Read4life Fantastic! 🍁👻🎃 9mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
TheSpineView Fabulous! 9mo
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Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🔮💚 9mo
Clwojick Loved this one! 🧡 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
StayCurious stacked! 9mo
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peanutnine
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#AutumnPlease Day 18 🧙🏼‍♀️ #Witch
Up next on my TBR. Cam and I are excited to read this one ✨ #catsoflitsy
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Leftcoastzen Awwww!😻 9mo
dabbe Hello there, Cuddly Cam! 🖤🐾🖤 9mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 9mo
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PuddleJumper Awww! ❤️❤️ 9mo
RaeLovesToRead ZOMG 😻😻😻 9mo
Eggs Adorable 🧡 🐾 9mo
Gissy 😻 🐾 🐾🤣🧡🧡🧡 9mo
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Liatrek
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Texreader That‘s recommendation enough for me! Stacked! 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence Your cat‘s expression is so sweet! 💗 And I totally agree with your review. (edited) 9mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 9mo
dabbe Hello there, cuddly kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 9mo
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monalyisha
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Aside from the tagged (which I read and loved), which witchy romance novel have you liked best?

monalyisha 🎨: Illustration by Pam Grossman 9mo
StaceGhost I enjoyed the Witch, Please series 9mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I started this audiobook yesterday…really cute so far! And there‘s a #moon on the cover!

#TeamCreepinItReal #scarathlon #scarathlonphotochallenge 6 pts

StayCurious looks cute! 9mo
WaterVixxen I finished this book a few weeks back - it was delightful. There appears to be an additional book, (not sure if it‘s becoming a serious) coming early 2024. 9mo
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BookmarkTavern
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dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 9mo
Gissy I love that cover!😍 9mo
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LaraS
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Like all witches, Mika Moon keeps her witchy powers a secret, until she is asked to teach three young witches all about magic. A cute seasonal romance with a found family that I picked up for a BuddyRead!

#scarathalonphotochallenge prompt #witch #31by31 #spookoween #littenlisten #24hReadathon #pumpkinspicereadathon #batbrigade

@clwojick @staycurious @catsandbooks @thespineview @aperfectmjk @puddlejumper @emilymdxn

TheSpineView Awesome! 9mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🔮💙 9mo
Emilymdxn I‘m such a huge fan of this book! 9mo
PuddleJumper Wahoo! 9mo
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Lunarstar27
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I am about 50% through this and it is so cute. A perfect cozy read for a rainy day in the PNW. #scarathlonphotochallenge #witch #blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN It sounds cute 🐈‍⬛ 9mo
LibrarianRyan I finally bought myself a copy. Now to find time to read it. 9mo
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KathyWheeler
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Except for a completely unnecessary sex scene (I‘m not averse to them if they are well-integrated and necessary — this one is neither), I quite liked this story about a young witch, Mika Moon, who, after years of being alone and believing it always has to be that way, finally finds her place in the world. I started Finding Dorothy as my new walking book. #audiowalk

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Zoe-h
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This was a cute story about found family. I never really understood James like at all. He would think one thing, go do the exact opposite and then think “why did I do that?” for the entire book. I think it would have been a much better book if the romance had been ditched entirely. 4⭐️

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KathyWheeler
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More walking today. Positive news about my brother, so that helped. When I go home next week, I won‘t feel the need to rush back so soon. This book is about so much more than witchcraft — it‘s also about loneliness and community. It fits my mood. #audiowalk

Bookwormjillk Yay for good news! 10mo
Reggie I hope it gets better for you and him. Sending nothing but positive thoughts your way. I thought of you the other day because at our casino some guy was walking around with Holly by Stephen King. And I remember that comment you made about thinking she was gonna get killed in one of the books. 10mo
lauraisntwilder Glad you got good news!! I'm reading this book right now, too. 😊 10mo
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KathyWheeler @Reggie I was so afraid of that! 10mo
KathyWheeler @lauraisntwilder Me too. I think he hasn‘t quite processed it yet. 10mo
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LaraS
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Just started this one tonight, I'm really enjoying it so far. Apparently I was painting so aggressively my watch thought I was exercising 😂 #ExtremeCrafts

#31by31 #spookoween #LittenListen #scarathalon #BatBrigade @catsandbooks @thespineview @aperfectmjk

TheSpineView 👍🤣😊 10mo
Soubhiville Exercise and be creative at the same time! Why not? 🙂 10mo
Catsandbooks 😂🖤🔮 10mo
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KathyWheeler
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I don‘t know what exactly I was expecting but this is a little different from whatever it was. I like it though. #audiowalk

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MissyD
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#TwoForTuesday. @TheSpineView

I thought I posted this. Ooops.
1) the very secret society of irregular witches (I so enjoyed this light hearted fun read)
2).a weeks vacation with my husband in DC. (Please think no government shut down thoughts. As that will close everything we wanted to see. 😢)

TheSpineView No worries, you can play anytime! 👍🤩📖📚 10mo
MissyD @TheSpineView 👍🏻😍 10mo
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