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The Kind Worth Killing
The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel | Peter Swanson
Shares a lot of Gone Girls hallmarks but cranks up the volume . . . Entertainment WeeklyOn a flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning Lily Kintner. Over martinis, the strangers play a game in which they reveal intimate details about themselves. But what begins as playful banter between Ted and Lily takes a turn when Ted claims, half-seriously, that he would like to kill his wife. Then Lily surprises him by saying that shed like to help.Back in Boston, Ted and Lily forge an unusual bond and talk about the ways Ted can get out of his marriage. But Lily has her own dark history shes not sharing with Ted. As Ted begins to fall in love with Lily, he grows anxious about any holes in their scheme that could give them away. And suddenly the two are pulled into a very lethal game of cat and mouse, one in which both are not likely to survive when all is said and done.[It] would have made a great Hitchcock movie.Fort Worth Star-TelegramExtraordinarily well-written.Nelson DeMille
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CBee
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Holy breadsticks, this was GOOOOOOD. Does me liking the sociopathic main character mean that I, myself, am a sociopath? I mean.....🤔😂😂

tracey38 😆😆😆 I hope not! 4w
CBee @tracey38 I mean I just really liked her character. Not the killing people part, but just her outlook on life. 🤷‍♀️ #ipromiseiamnotasociopath (edited) 4w
BibliOHIOphile This was an amazing read, as are all of his others. Definitely keeps me turning the pages. 4w
CBee @BibliOHIOphile ooooh, I will definitely read other books of his. I really liked this one! 4w
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TheEllieMo
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As Ted Severson gets talking to a woman in a Heathrow bar he sees no harm in confessing his secrets to this #beautifulstranger, but by the time they land in Boston a murderous plan is formed.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great pick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

Ending up really liking this one! I actually really liked Lily.

#TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

LapReader I wasn‘t that keen on it to begin with but loved it at the end. I bought all of his books since. 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Switching from coffee to tea on this lovely, rainy day! Loving all the twists in the tagged book. #TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

Clwojick Love this book :) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this book!! And the mug! Where did you get it?! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I bought it years ago at a Tuesday Morning. 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Listening to an audiobook while I do some computer work, but taking a brief break to like some fellow #TeamSlaughter posts. #scarathalon @Clwojick

overtheedge @MidnightBookGirl awesome mug!!😍 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Started this one last night, but I'm struggling a bit to get into it, although I like the narrators. I assume it's a take on Strangers On a Train. #TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl A couple more chapters, and I'm starting to get into it. I 2mo
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MysteriousBookworm
Kind Worth Killing | Peter Swanson
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Love, loved, loved this book! I read this 3 years ago with my best friend. I could not put it down. #thekindworthkilling #peterswanson #bookhangover #chilling #thesuspenseisthrillingme #bookworm

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LouBeth
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The start of this book was a little slow but picked up and had some really interesting twists and turns.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day1

Thanks @DaveGreen7777 for the tag!

To play along, tag 7 books with covers you love for 7 days in a row, no explanation needed. You can also nominate others you think might enjoy playing!

I nominate @Bookworm1987 if she wants to give it a go.

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Rissreads
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Mehso-so

#LitsyAtoZ letter 'K'
The first half of this book was ok and then it became dull and unbelievable. I liked the stories from the past better than the main plot.

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aroc
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So many #PostLit books have arrived. Including mine!

@CaliforniaCay @CareBear

CareBear I think this is all that are left! 3mo
Soubhiville Oh! Wow. How did that happen? 3mo
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CareBear @Soubhiville I think there were some dropouts all in the same mailing spot so the next person in line got a bunch at once. I‘ll just be glad if everyone gets their book back!!! 🤞 3mo
irre I hope I get my replacement book back. 😂 3mo
Soubhiville @aroc I hope you enjoy them! 3mo
irre So you have 3 books to read? @aroc (edited) 3mo
irre Did you get your book back @Kappadeemom ? I don‘t think I got your pick yet. 3mo
aroc @irre I promise to send it soon! 3mo
aroc @CareBear @Soubhiville I will send along ASAP. I may not read them all but I will try! 3mo
aroc @CareBear Should I still send them to you next? 3mo
CareBear @aroc yes I would just send each as you finish or decide not to read. 3mo
irre @aroc No rush. I read it 😜 3mo
Kappadeemom @irre I don‘t think so. I forgot which book I picked because it‘s been so long 😂😂 3mo
irre @Kappadeemom 😂 Maybe @CareBear remembers. 3mo
CareBear @Kappadeemom @irre I have a spreadsheet with everyone‘s pick, I‘ll look it up. 3mo
CaliforniaCay Sorry again to dump all of those on you at once! I was excited when I got them all at once too but I only got around to reading one of them in its entirety so I ended up sending them all along in a chunk too! Atleast we're in the home stretch now! 3mo
JulAnna Thanks @CareBear Good to know! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Ted and Lily meet on a #Layover and then things get crazy!!
I loved this one! Read it last summer! ✈️😱

#LetsTravelAugust

TheRomantiCate I loved this book!! So so good!! 4mo
Mdargusch Good one! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 📚✈️ 4mo
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squirrelbrain Clever choice! This one did get a bit crazy didn‘t it?! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @squirrelbrain yes!! Did you find yourself rooting for Lily or am I the only crazy person here?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ @Mdargusch @TheRomantiCate 4mo
squirrelbrain They were both had their faults (slight understatement?!🤣) but I think I did root for her more than him! 4mo
TheRomantiCate @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks no I was definitely rooting for Lily! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @squirrelbrain 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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crazyspine
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Mehso-so

Had to show off my back to school manicure.

This book was pretty terrible to me until the twist then I was super into it, but then it fizzled for me again at the end.

Crazeedi Very pretty, ❤ the sparkles! 4mo
crazyspine @crazeedi Thanks! 4mo
BookBridget Luv 4mo
BookBridget Luv the nails, I really liked that book, read it when it first came out. 4mo
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Davor
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Mehso-so

A solid, relatively fast-paced thriller that was very easy to read. Most of the characters were unlikeable and I guess that was on purpose. It didn't leave any big impressions on me but I enjoyed it nevertheless.
Second and last book finished for #24in48.
@24in48

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Davor
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With more than 6 hours passed reading ever since the start of the #24in48 readathon, it seems highly unlikely that I'll be able to reach the target of 24 hours. So my goal is to finish the 2 books I started by the end of the readathon: The Kind Worth Killing and Poet X.
@24in48

Davor @TheLudicReader I have around 40 pages left, I'm really curious to see how it ends 😁 5mo
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Davor
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Midnight passed in my timezone so I'm starting a little ahead of the US participants in the challenge. I spent solid 2 hours reading and decided it's enough for today. Will continue in the morning.
#24in48 @24in48

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚 5mo
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Davor
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Kinda last minute, but I just found out about #24in48 and decided to sign up! I don't have high hopes about achieving 24 hours but any amount I spend reading will be considered a win. I also don't have books planned out, I'll just wing it 😁
@24in48

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Ted meets Lily in Heathrow airport bar, where both of them are waiting for their flight back to Boston. They also share the same aisle in the #airplane . After a drink too many, they hatched up a plan to murder Ted‘s wife.
An enjoyable read with a few good twists. 👍
#LetsTravelJuly

Cathythoughts I see I have this stacked already! Sounds good 5mo
TrishB This was a good read 👍🏻 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 5mo
JenReadsAlot One of my favorites! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!!! ✈️ 5mo
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TheLibrarian
Kind Worth Killing | Peter Swanson
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Another well done psychological suspense mystery from Peter Swanson. Lots of twists!

I‘m so far behind on Litsy reviews that I‘m becoming lazy writing them.

JenReadsAlot This was my favorite by him! 7mo
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ThrillerQueen
Kind Worth Killing | Peter Swanson
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This book is probably my all time favorite book, it was the first I read by him and have now read everything he has out.

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MaceyT15
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The premise in the beginning was a bit far fetched for me, but as the story continued it all started to fall in line. Suspense at every corner - along with a few unsuspected turns! I love when a story can do that and it still flows. The multiple POVs and altered timelines gives this book an extra jolt of thrill. As a redhead myself, I found I quickly fell in love with Lily. Heck of an ending too!

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Pearrr
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So I will DEF be placing this on the #enjoyablereads list. We were twisting and turning all over the place!! Lol. It was fun :)

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Pearrr
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everfree7
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Done with all of Swanson‘s books

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cariashley
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Panpan

This has great reviews and was highly recommended by a colleague of mine, but I really didn‘t like it. I can get down with unlikable characters but all of them were just so... boring! Lily was the least boring but her motives were baffling and entirely lacking nuance. So this was more like The Kind Worth Skipping for me 🤷🏼‍♀️

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everfree7

Fourth book I read by Peter Swanson!

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Jemgirl2014
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This is an excellent thriller! As soon as I turned to page one the chase was on! There are quite a few twists in the story that sometimes you have to put your brain on pause and say, "WTF?!". LOL I love a great anti-hero and Lily is definitely it. I know I was rooting for her to get away it. Simply put, I loved this book. I cannot wait to see the movie! ?

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alli
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Okay this book was great but I wanted more for the ending!

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lis_s
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“So what do you do on flights?”⠀
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“Drink gin. Plot murders.”

(The usual.. 🤣)

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alli
Kind Worth Killing | Peter Swanson

I‘m 70% done with this book and it‘s SO GOOD.

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Night_Reader
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4/5 🌟
The kind worth reading!

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Night_Reader
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Best way to kill time!!!

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Acarreader
Kind Worth Killing | Peter Swanson
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Loved

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Nicki_K
Kind Worth Killing | Peter Swanson
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Ted's wife is cheating on him..he wants her dead. He meets Lily at the airport after a few drinks he tells her he wishes his wife was dead, Lily immediately offers to help him with that. Another great thriller from Peter Swanson, a suspenseful book with some unpredictable plot twists that will leave you wondering wth did I just read?! This book is why you should never talk to strangers! #peterswanson #faber&faber #tea_sipping_bookworm

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gradcat
Kind Worth Killing | Peter Swanson
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This is the second Swanson novel. It‘s an updated “Strangers on a Train,” and a pick for me.

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mamabear68
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I liked the way each chapter was each main character telling the story and it was a page turner. Totally fiction of course and that was part of the appeal, some unrealistic events. Hated the ending.... ugh left me feeling... ugh!

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keys_on_fire
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This book was really intriguing! As I was reading, I thought I had things figured out, but there was still a lot of book left and so I wondered what was going to happen. It was not what I expected! I would like to read more from this author!

keys_on_fire @kstadt929 I finished this book last week, but got busy and forgot to post about it. I thought it was really good and I hope you liked it too! 13mo
kstadt929 @keys_on_fire I enjoyed it too! Thank you!! I agree I will have to check out more from the author 😁 13mo
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MinDea
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#HumpDayPost time!
1. #Burley, #Shadow & #Chloe!
We built a shed.
Had Korean BBQ + dolsot bibimbap
2. Getting ready to go to bed and read for a little but (it's Tuesday at 11pm right now)
3. The Kind Worth Killing. Loved it!
4. Groceries
5. Asian! (Ramen. Chinese. Bibimbap. Sushi. Teriyaki. Dim Sum.) Give me all of it!

SassyPants617 Omg. AWESOME BOOK. One of my favorites. 14mo
zzz Yay for Asian food! 🙌 14mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Nice job on the shed! 14mo
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kamoorephoto Hey you! I sent you a message on GroupMe! 👍🏼😽 14mo
mcipher Those are some cute animals! ❤️😻 14mo
MinDea @SassyPants617 It was so good! I am so glad I finally read it! 14mo
MinDea Thanks @That-Bookish-Hiker! 14mo
MinDea Thanks @mcipher! I am pretty partial to them 😹💙 How's your son doing? 14mo
tonyahoswalt The shed looks great! And I love all your furry babies! 14mo
MinDea Thanks @tonyahoswalt!!! 14mo
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kstadt929
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The best place to finish a book!! Wow this one had me on the edge of my seat! I loved the different points of view, how the story kept surprising me and the unexpected twists it had. Very different from other books I‘ve read lately. I recommend this one if you love suspense!

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kstadt929
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I love when you get to a part in a book when you are like, “Woah! I did NOT see that coming!!” ❤️

CoffeeNBooks Yes! I definitely thought that while reading this one! 1y
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kstadt929
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Did you get a chance to start this one yet @keys_on_fire ?? I am loving the multiple view points, need to know more about Lily‘s history and what they are planning !!

CoffeeNBooks I read this a few months ago- it was great! 1y
keys_on_fire I started reading it yesterday and am just about finished with chapter 6. The choral group I‘m in has a big concert today, so I haven‘t been able to read as much in the last few days as I would have liked to. BUT, this book is already moving me through it rather quickly. Enjoying it so far!! 1y
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DaNae.Gr
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I enjoyed this one. Crazy how worlds can intersect.

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kstadt929
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Starting this one tonight @keys_on_fire

keys_on_fire I‘ll be starting that tomorrow, as I‘ll be finishing up 1y
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DaNae.Gr
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So many physical books reside on my shelf still since I‘ve purchased a Kindle. Thankfully, I can borrow the Kindle versions from library ☺️.
Hoping this is a great read - book #12 this year. #Booked #Kindle

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MinDea
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Finished #TheKindWorthKilling. Wow. Such a good book! I would definitely recommend it!

#Burley & #Shadow are enjoying some snuggle time while I finished the book. Burley wasn't feeling well today ☹️

GripLitGrl An excellent book👍 1y
MinDea @GripLitGrl It was so good! I really enjoyed all the twists and turns! 1y
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GripLitGrl @MinDea definitely full of good twist! Hope Burley feels better 💕 1y
mcipher Oh, Burley looks so sad here! Adorable but sad. Hi Shadow! He looks like he‘s back to 100% 😻 (and thinking about slapping a dog?!) (edited) 1y
MinDea Thanks @GripLitGrl! Hopefully a day of rest helps him and he's back to normal tomorrow. 🤞 1y
MinDea @mcipher He has been pretty down today. ☹️ Hoping he feels better. 😆😆😆 Actually, no! He is so good with Burley. He was just watching him. Burley had just licked his face and then shoved his nose into Shadow's side right before I took the picture. 😆 And yes he is doing much better! 💙 1y
HotMessJess LOOK AT THAT FACE!! He looks just like my baby! 1y
MinDea @HotMessJess do you have a French Bulldog?!?!? 1y
HotMessJess @MinDea I have a Frug! Frenchie/Pug mutt!! He‘s got a frenchie face and pugish ears :D 1y
MinDea @HotMessJess We put Burley's ears down and make him look like a pug all the time. 😆😆😆 1y
mcipher @HotMessJess I imagine that is an adorable mix!! @MinDea Awww! That so cute that they are buddies now! ❤️ 1y
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MinDea
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Hoping to finish #TheKindWorthKilling today! #CR

What are your plans today?

QuietlyLaura Aww! Chloe is so adorable! 😻 1y
TheReadingMermaid Halfway through the #24B4Monday readathon challenge 1y
mcipher Awwww! What a sweet picture! She is so cute!! 😻 1y
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