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Going Postal
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into ... a government job?By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job -- to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, requires: hope.
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mrsmarch
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My last #LMPBC experience was a dud….but I‘m hopeful this round will be better! @persephone1408 and I need at least one more in a group to read YA fantasy! I have a lot of books on my TBR that fit the bill and I need an excuse to read them!

persephone1408 @mrsmarch yay! I was starting to think no one else would sign up! 1mo
mrsmarch @persephone1408 There‘s one person in a fairy tale retelling group….we should find them and band together. A group needs three to function. (edited) 1mo
persephone1408 @mrsmarch do you have the names for our group yet??? 1mo
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persephone1408 @mrsmarch I don't have it. Can you email to gamblin.jenna1979@gmail.com 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to be a part of this group!! I am getting ready to pull together some possible titles for my book!! 1mo
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Jerdencon
Going Postal | Terence David John Pratchett
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Finally finished all my #lmpbc books and they are back to their onwers! Just dropped them at the post office and should be there by Monday. @Christyco125 @smalldogs_bigbooks2419

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Kshakal
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My #hauntedhalloweenswap package is all wrapped and ready to go to the post office on Monday! @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🙌🏻 2mo
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Kshakal
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Thank you for spoiling me @Chrissyreadit !! I love it all!! And you crochet the mug thing?? It is so beautiful!! #cbbc

Avanders So cute!! 😍 3mo
Chrissyreadit I did not make it- I bought it at a craft fair because it was a fundraiser for animals I think - and loved how it looked with the travel cup. I would like to learn how to make them though. 3mo
Kshakal @Chrissyreadit 💗💗💗 3mo
BethM That looks delightful! 3mo
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Kshakal
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All wrapped and ready to go!! #fallingforfallswap @Avanders

Avanders Woo hoo!! 🍁🍂🧡🎃♥️ 3mo
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Readergrrl
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Just finished these two delightful novels for my#Round15 #GroupT and #GroupX #LMPBC selections. School just started for me, so I hope to have them in the mail by the weekend. Also will post my reviews this weekend. Enjoyed reading these while being off the grid up in Canada this summer. Now I‘m home (came back to CT Sunday night; school started Monday) and will be back to typical Litsy garrulous self!

Kimzey Looking forward to reading I Am the Messenger! 3mo
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Readergrrl
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I finally mailed off my last two books for #Round14 of #LMPBC I enjoyed both groups so much #GroupO and #GroupC Thanks to all for all of the great new book selections! I read books I might not have picked up independently and that‘s the best part!! Here‘s a photo of my daughter and I on July 4th. We are on vacation which has made it hard to read as much as I like. But if there‘s any reason not to read, family vacation time is it!! Happy summer!!

BookBosomed1 So glad you participated! Also, lovely photo. :) 5mo
julieclair What a beautiful photo! Looks like you‘re having a great vacation. 😀 I have still not started The Murmur of Bees, my last book for Round 14 Group O. 😞 It got crowded out by July books. 🙃 But I‘m really looking forward to it, especially since it will have the whole group‘s comments! @sprainedbrain @BookBosomed1 5mo
Megabooks Great photo! 5mo
kspenmoll Lovely photo. Love your daughter‘s sunglasses! Hope you enjoyed or ate enjoying your vacation! 5mo
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Kshakal
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Thank you so much for my package @Chrissyreadit … I love the Harry Potter theme!! #cbbc

Chrissyreadit Glad you liked it! Was the book and journal in there too? 5mo
Chrissyreadit Oh good! My mom mailed it for me again cause I‘m away. 😆 5mo
Kshakal @Chrissyreadit 🤓🤓🤓 5mo
BethM ❤️ 5mo
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HeathHof
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Hey group. Here are a few options from my shelves for this round of #lmpbc Any of these sound good? If not, no worries there are more where these came from.😬
@rsteve388 @Maggie4483 @LoverOfLearning

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rsteve388 I have read something this way comes and if it bleeds (I like both equally!) But my vote goes to Grade Hendrix and Final Girl Support Group 5mo
Maggie4483 I agree…Grady Hendrix jumped right out at me. 5mo
HeathHof @LoverOfLearning what do you think? 5mo
LoverOfLearning @HeathHof yeah final girl support group sounds perfect! Good choice@ sorry I was sick and down for the count but I'm back. 😁 5mo
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Kshakal
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Omg! Thank you so much @Chrissyreadit !! I can‘t wait to try the coffee and I love the book journal! Thank you for spoiling me!! #ccbc

Chrissyreadit Glad you like everything 😘❤️ 6mo
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Jerdencon
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Round 15 already!
Check out @suvata for link to sign up
#lmpbc

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Kshakal
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Oh my @Chrissyreadit you sure did spoil me this month!! I love all of the summer deck picnic goodies and can‘t wait to use them!!

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Kshakal
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Thank you so much @Chrissyreadit for the extra goodies… I am so excited for some much needed self-care!!! 🤓
#cbbc

Chrissyreadit Oh good! TBH I was nervous cause scents and textures can be very personal but I think you work in a school so I figured you could always use self care/rest/ relaxation vibes. 8mo
Kshakal @Chrissyreadit you are so right… this week is state testing and I am stressed to the max! 8mo
mcipher I have that foot cream and it‘s so good!! 8mo
Sparklemn @kshakal @chrissyreadit I like the little hedgehog 8mo
Chrissyreadit @Sparklemn thanks! I love hedgehogs. 8mo
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Kshakal
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Thanks for the goodies @Chrissyreadit … I love them all! 🤓

#cbbc

Chrissyreadit Glad you like it! I still have to mail book journal. It‘s been impossible to get to post office. But I will persevere 9mo
Kshakal @Chrissyreadit 🤓🤓🤓 9mo
BethM Oh my that mug! 😍😍 9mo
Kshakal @BethM I know!!! 😍😍😍 9mo
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Kshakal
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Be in the lookout @Callemarie our #cbbc is on its way! Post office says it will be delivered on Friday! 🤓

Callemarie Meeeep!!!!! What perfect timing too because ill need reading when I go to the hospital to have my baby ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Kshakal @Callemarie that‘s amazing!! I didn‘t know you were having a baby… congrats! 9mo
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Kshakal
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My #cbbc package came today! Thank your mom @Chrissyreadit for the thoughtful goodies!! And I hope you are feeling better!!

ReadingOver50 💕 those stickers 9mo
Kshakal @ReadingOver50 I know! I can‘t wait to put them on one of my tumblers! 9mo
BethM Those stickers are awesome! 9mo
Kshakal @BethM I know! I am going to get a tumbler to put them on! 🤓 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘m still catching up with the #PractettPosse #OokBOokClub, for some reason I starting falling behind when I hit a bunch that were re-reads for me, but yet enjoyed them just as much as the first time I read them 🤷‍♀️ (problems only avid readers understand I suspect🤔🙃). Even on re-read though, I have to say these later books with Moist (same with Tiffany Aching) really hold up and I‘d recommend them still even to someone new to the Disc.

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jhod
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After quite a break I'd like to have another go at the brilliant #lmpbc run by @suvata if anyone in the UK wants to sign up!

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Jerdencon
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

Round 14 already! Historical fiction anyone?? Check out groups a
Check out @suvata page for the sign up! #lmpbc

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Jerdencon
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Round 14 already! Historical fiction anyone??
Check out @suvata page for the sign up! #lmpbc

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LMJenkins
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Round 14 of #LMPBC starts on March 1st!

See @suvata for more details and sign up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD2CA0FF2-litsy14

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Kshakal
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Thanks so much @BookNAround !! I am so excited to read this book and the chocolate looks so delicious!!

#littlechristmas @bookish_wookish

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Kshakal
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Kangaj1
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Taking these to the post office today for #lmpbc13 #groupm #groupb @Roary47 @BookishBelle

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Kshakal
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It came today!!! Can‘t wait for morning!! #jolabokaflod

@Charityann @MaleficentBookDragon

Charityann Yay! Glad it got to you safely!😄 11mo
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Kshakal
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It came today!! Can‘t wait @BookNAround

#littlechristmasswap

BookNAround Oh good! 12mo
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Kshakal
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TheAromaofBooks YAY! Before the deadline and everything!!! 😂 12mo
Kshakal @TheAromaofBooks if only the package could tell us the story of where all it has been! 🤣 12mo
Chrissyreadit 🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 12mo
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Kshakal
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They are on their way and set to arrive at their destinations on Saturday!!
#wintersolsticeswap @TheAromaofBooks
#jolabokaflod @MaleficentBookDragon
#littlechristmas @bookish_wookish

Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🤍🎉🙌 12mo
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AFrostCauseReads
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Mailed out both my #allhallowsreadswap @MaleficentBookDragon and #hauntedhallowswap @wanderinglynn today. Both are expected in plenty of time for opening day 🧡🎃💀🎃🧡

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 14mo
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Kshakal
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I came home to this on my stoop! #hhs @Marmie7 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 14mo
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Kshakal
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Thank you so much for the fall goodies @AmyG … I absolutely love everything!! Happy fall y‘all!! #fffs

AmyG Happy Fall! 1y
Endowarrior21 Hey I have those same socks lol they are one of my favorites. 1y
Kshakal @Endowarrior21 they are so cute… I can‘t wait to wear them! 1y
Avanders 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 1y
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Kshakal
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Thank so much for the goodies and I am super pumped about the coffee!! @BethM #cbbc

BethM @Mommamanzi can attest to its goodness :) 1y
Mommamanzi It‘s soooooo good 😍! 1y
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They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man's mind wonderfully; unfortunately, what the mind inevitably concentrates on is that, in the morning, it will be in a body that is going to be hanged.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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julesG
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Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #GoingPostal! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

khooliha This book is great! Moist is such a fun character, and I think the book does a great job of staying with him (it'd be easy for these events to spin out into a Watch book, after all). It's just fun to take a guy whose whole bit is Normal Man (For Conning Purposes) and just mire him in some of the strangest stuff the books have done in awhile. Magic isn't so wild anymore, but people and their products still can be. 1y
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khooliha Also, after how it's described in this book, I'm surprised that we never see a god of the clacks. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m still catching up with the #PractettPosse #OokBOokClub, for some reason I starting falling behind when I hit a bunch that were re-reads for me, but yet enjoyed them just as much as the first time I read them 🤷‍♀️ (problems only avid readers understand I suspect🤔🙃). Even on re-read though, I have to say these later books with Moist (same with Tiffany Aching) really hold up and I‘d recommend them still even to someone new to the Disc. 10mo
julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Totally understand that re-reading thing. I had a similar problem with some of the books. 10mo
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khooliha
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I love when a guy develops a conscious, I love when a guy discovers what hope is, I love when a guy learns who he is and is surprised, I love when a guy comes to rely on and care for the weirdos around him, I love when a guy is consumed by and embraces the weirdness within himself. I love a guy.
Hope and angels and work and personhood, and fooling them all. Flying ever forward, filling with gold.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

"The hadn't dreamed, in the way people usually used the word, but they'd imagined a different world, and bent metal around it."

#OokBOokClub

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ozma.of.oz
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. Tagged! It‘s a good bet a Terry Pratchett will probably be my favorite read! 😂
2. #BookSpinBingo ! We‘ll see how that goes!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Vansa This was SUCH an excellent book. A short history of the postal system packed into a great commentary on life, Pratchett was a genius 1y
TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 1y
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khooliha
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The universe could not be sending a clearer message! Moist already thinks the letters talking to him is a madness he's catching, but guess what? It helps!
(Should have known I'd be insufferable about this book too.)
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

I have to say, after the last 2 main line books, which seemed to argue that change is not possible, it's a real relief to get to hang with Moist, who absolutely DOES NOT believe in incrementalism.
#OokBOokClub

khooliha And guess what?! He changes the world! 1y
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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

One of my fondest hopes is to one day own (and rock) Moist's Postmaster outfit.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

So this is my second read of this book this year and something just jumped out at me: in quick succession Moist thinks of golem as tools, not people, then decides he's going to buy his freedom like a golem. All the other identities were the tools, and Moist isn't quite thinking of himself as a person yet. I LOVE how much of this book is about becoming a person and being surprised at the kind of person you really are.
#OokBOokClub

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ozma.of.oz
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What to do when your postal service is incompetent or cursed? Put a recently condemned con man in charge, of course.

My first, & favorite, Discworld. It‘s still hysterical to listen to this while working for the USPS. On one hand, the mishaps & the bungling, is upsetting. On the other, being reminded of how communication & connection is important is hopeful. And Moist‘s I-don‘t-want-to-develop-a-conscience-but-I-guess-I-will is great! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

wanderinglynn Love this book! So funny! 1y
persephone1408 I haven't read the book...but I was COMPLETELY in love with the show! 1y
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khooliha
Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

I Love Moist Von Lipwig
#OokBOokClub

julesG One of the best characters. 1y
julesG And thanks for reminding me to pick the book up. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I somehow ignored the fact that it's the end of August already. 1y
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Soubhiville
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This is one of my favorites in the Discworld series. How can you go wrong when the main character is named Moist von Lipwig? I think the bit that had me laughing the hardest was the invention of stamp collecting. Pratchett can show the absurdity of life in ways no other author I‘ve read does.

I can‘t believe I‘ve only got 5 books left in my Discworld read/reread through.

wanderinglynn Love that edition! 😍 Also one of my faves. 1y
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Kshakal
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This I am sure it is my #fallingforfallswap package!! It arrived safe and sound @AmyG … can‘t wait to open it! 🤓

AmyG IT IS! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 1y
Avanders Yay!! 🧡🍁🍂🧡 1y
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Kshakal
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So my package from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks was not for the fall swap but instead from winning the July photo challenge… whoopsie! Thank you so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Eggs for my goodies… I love it all and the wrapping paper was so pretty h had to save some!! 💖🤓💖

AmyG Yay!!!! 1y
hermyknee The Death of Mrs. Westaway was so good!!! 1y
Eggs 💝💗💝 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy it made it safely!! Enjoy and thanks for playing each month!! ❤️ 1y
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Kshakal
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This came today!! Can‘t wait wait for #fallingforfallswap


Update… just kidding… I forgot I won July‘s photo challenge! 🤦🏻‍♀️
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders

AmyG Kerri-this has to be something else as I have you for MY Falling For Fall person. Your box is on the way!!! 1y
Kshakal @AmyG oh!!! Good to know! Lol!! (edited) 1y
AmyG Ha! Hopefully there wasn‘t a mistake. I guess @Avanders will chime in. 😂 1y
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Kshakal @AmyG nope… no mistake!! I opened it up and figured it out! I forgot I had won a photo challenge! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
AmyG Hahaha! Congrats! You had me nervous for a moment. 1y
BethM Cute! 1y
Avanders 😁 lol glad you figured it out! 😄 (& congrats! 👏🏽👏🏽) 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 1y
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julesG
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#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #GoingPostal!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Sorry for posting late.

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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MayJasper
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 1 Person Vs #The Boss
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

In Moist's world conflict with the boss leads to his "unlife".

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🖤📚 1y
Eggs Great choice 💜📖👏🏻💜 1y
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Patchshank
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Since so many of us love the post office I thought I'd share this bad news. 😩 I'm over it. Why is that idiot still in charge? It's clearly more sabotage.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/postage-stamp-hike-mail-delivery-slowdown-usps/

Eggs 🤪🤨😶🤔 1y
Patchshank @Eggs lol. You make a valid point. 1y
AmyG DeJoy is horrible. I am surprised he wasn‘t ousted yet. 1y
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The_Penniless_Author @AmyG Biden can't fire the Postmaster General like he can a Cabinet Secretary. Only the USPS Board of Governors can, and they're still majority Trump appointees. I guess there are three vacancies, and Biden's nominees are pending confirmation, so assuming they go through he hopefully should be out soon. 🤞 1y
Patchshank @The_Penniless_Author yeah. It's still so insane though. His intentions are blatant and there is nothing that can really be done. I rather doubt any new laws will be passed to protect us from this kind of stuff in the future. It's so frustrating and a bit scary. The Trump administration really exposed a lot of cracks in the foundation that will probably never be fixed and probably will be taken advantage of by some other nutjob. 1y
AmyG I thought I read the board had enough democrats appointed by Biden. And….I googled how Biden appointed 3 but it might not be enough. Ugh. (edited) 1y
Patchshank @AmyG Honestly, this should be a bipartisan issue. Depressing that bipartisanship no longer exists. 1y
The_Penniless_Author @AmyG Oh, you're right, all three did get confirmed by the Senate already. And I saw the same article you did - it still might not be enough to get him out 🙄 Maybe one hope is the SC case that was decided last month, Collins v. Yellen. SCOTUS ruled that it was unconstitutional that the President couldn't fire the director of the FHFA. The same argument could probably be applied to USPS. 1y
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