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AprilMae

AprilMae

Joined September 2016

I've got 99 problems and not having enough books is most of them
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My #litsyresolutions are:
📚 Read more broadly. I tend to stick with the same genres, same authors. I need to expand my reading horizons
📚 Post more reviews. I think I may go over board on my life posts or events I'm in. Next year I want to try to review every book I read.
📚 Make it fun! For a bit, posting felt like a chore. I want it to be fun again, so more things I love! Q&A's, readathons, swaps!!
@MidnightBookGirl

MidnightBookGirl I love the idea of more reviews! I definitely want to comment more. I plan on reposting about #LitsyResolutions closer to January, it just struck me today so I went with it! 17h
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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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#litsylearn @Alora
1)a- I've dyed my hair every color except black and green
b- I have a vocal range from 1st Soprano all the way to tenor
c- When speaking to people with accents I (unintentionally) mimic it back after a few minutes
2) Catcher in the Rye. Seriously thought my English teacher hated me with how slowly we worked through it, and I just hated it so bad.
3)Yes! Jenny Lawson & Grace Helbig
4)Probs too cold, you can always layer

Alora Thank you for playing!! 💙💙 is the lie that you unintentionally mimic peoples accents?! Lol 2d
AprilMae @Alora no its the vocal range. I have the high notes (definitely a 1st Soprano) but I bottom out in the alto range! I've actually been told I collect accents lol 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to say b is a lie! 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 1d
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Alora Very neat! I only have like 1 range it seems 😂 1d
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Final check in for #BFCr4:
I'm not going to give my totals simply because this round was more of a lesson in patience. I need to be kinder and more forgiving towards myself. I think this round really gave me some things to work on for myself. It was so good to see others hitting their goals (and to enjoy cheering on others even when you fall behind on your goals), I can't wait for the next round!
@wanderinglynn

Photo tax of a new comic obsession

wanderinglynn Being kind to yourself is important. 💜 And being patient with yourself. We are our own worst critic. You are an awesome and amazing person. Don‘t forget that. ❤️ 2d
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Hey #holidayrecipeswap participants! All matches have been sent, please check your emails! Can't wait to see all those cards and recipes!!

Bookishthoughts Got mine thanks! 6d
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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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Soooooo.... long story short, my amazon order is being held at the post office because I ordered a pitch fork, and they won't deliver it 😂😂😂😂 oh boy.
But besides that, this book is pretty good so far!!

megnews 😂 7d
sprainedbrain Hahahaha 7d
BookwormAHN 😹 7d
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LibrarianRyan Okay I have to ask... a pitch fork? Admittedly if your shoveling hay they are handy. 7d
AprilMae Lol @LibrarianRyan it's a Christmas gift for my sister. I helped my mom navigate Amazon this weekend and my sister is a avid gardener with a massive garden, and she only told my mom 3 things for Christmas- that was one of them 6d
LibrarianRyan @AprilMae that is too cute. ❤️❤️ 6d
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Week 5 Check In for #BFCr4!
✔7 of 6 hours exercise
🚫0 books
🚫 too much soda
🚫 no salads
Stress at work has me drinking soda again, and craving comfort food for lunch. I'm hoping that this coming week is better for those two goals. Idk what's going on with my reading, but I have not read anything lately in its entirety!!
(Light up chicken photo for tax)

wanderinglynn Great job working out! 🙌🏻 I feel you on the stress eating because I do it too. What I‘ve started doing when I find myself reaching for soda or comfort food, try taking a deep breath and asking “will this nourish my soul? Will this nourish my body?” And if I can, I‘ll take a brisk walk, even if it‘s just around the building. Doesn‘t have to be longer than 5 minutes. But sometimes that 5 minutes can help us refocus and avoid the soda. 💚 1w
guinsgirlreads I was on a reading slump for a few days too.. you‘ll be back! Good workout week! 1w
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Sace I want a shimmer 🐔. Have you ever tried kombucha? The Kevita brand has some good flavors and because they are carbonated (or at least feel like they are) its like drinking a soda but only 70 calories a bottle with no artificial sweeteners. (Not that I'm participating or that you asked my advice, but I struggle to resist soda and that's one solution I've found.) 1w
Chrys Where were those chickens at? I have a son who would love them 1w
AprilMae @Sace no I haven't tried that! I'll have to find some- what's your favorite flavor? Also, I know right? Who doesn't want a shimmering chicken???? 1w
AprilMae @Chrys I found the picture online but I hear either tractor supply or fleet farm! I'm sure you could probably find them online too!! 1w
Smrloomis The chickens are awesome. And you had a great exercise week! Also, soda is so hard to quit 😣 we had to ban Diet Coke in our house because it‘s so addicting 😢 Drinking the flavored waters like La Croix helped. It might be worth a try. 1w
ljuliel That‘s a first ! I‘ve never seen a Christmas Chicken 🐓 in anyone‘s yard. 1w
sprainedbrain I may need a lighted chicken. 😂 1w
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Ignore my crazy excited reaction to this amazing development!!!! Fuel for my aggressive book organizing I'll be doing today!!! #tistheseason

rubyslippersreads I had my first one today! 😊🎄 1w
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Just a reminder, sign ups are open until the 10th for the #holidayrecipeswap! 3 recipes and a holiday card are all you need!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9OW5qeeQuFA-nU9-eWYHCDBMbEZC2yHuIbyuJ...

Bookishthoughts All signed up and ready to go! How exciting thanks for hosting! 2w
Maman929 I just signed up!! This is my first Litsy Swap - super excited!! 1w
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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How did you know #bookofthemonth ? 😂😂😂😂 too bad I'm on a book buying ban for the rest of the year

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Check out @Clwojick and @StayCurious for sign up info!

Full disclosure: the holidays are very, very hard for me , for some very personal reasons. This year though I'm taking back my holiday joy!! I'm hoping this helps me get out of my grinchy mood this year!!

wanderinglynn ❤️ Awesome attitude! 🙌🏻 (edited) 2w
StayCurious The holidays can be difficult- here‘s to creating your own joy and joining in on the fun! So glad you‘re joining us! 2w
Crazeedi A big litsy hug April, holidays are difficult for many, just know you aren't alone, ❤❤❤ 2w
TheAromaofBooks Holidays can definitely be a difficult time, so hopefully this will help you to stay focused on the positives. ❤ 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Sign ups are now open for the #holidayrecipeswap! 3 recipes and a holiday card are all you need to join this swap! Fill out the form if you'd like to join!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9OW5qeeQuFA-nU9-eWYHCDBMbEZC2yHuIbyuJ...

MoonWitch94 Yay!! 2w
TheBookAddict I‘m in! 🙌🏽 2w
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j9brown Sounds fun!! 2w
Texreader Done!! 2w
Crazeedi @AprilMae signing up! Thanks!!! 2w
Lynnsoprano Done! 2w
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Hey friends, would anyone be interested in doing a Holiday Recipe swap? Just send a little card with a few of your favorite recipes in it? I'd love to set something up if we have enough interest! #holidayrecipeswap

Crazeedi I'd do a recipe swap! 2w
Crazeedi April, give it a hashtag and I can share and you'll see if you get anymore interested 2w
AprilMae @Crazeedi added one! 2w
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Texreader I‘m in 2w
Crazeedi @AprilMae ok, I'll shate!! 2w
Crazeedi @AprilMae if enough people want to have @LitsyHappenings know too! I'll be waiting to see what response you get! 2w
Bookishthoughts Yup that sounds amazing! 2w
Bookishthoughts Like something super simple a couple recipes and a card? 2w
AprilMae @Bookishthoughts yeah that was my idea! 2w
Bookishthoughts Sounds awesome! If you need any help I'd be happy to assist. 2w
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Week 4 of #BFCr4
✔ 7 of 6 hours exercise
🚫 0 books finished
🚫 way too much soda
✔ salads 2 days this week

I feel off the wagon last week ( and missed my post) but this week was better exercise wise! I'm in a reading slump right now so idk if I'll meet that challenge. Soda and salad are a work in progress! I'm not disappointed with my progress this week!
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Remember, ALL goals are adaptable. 😉 So if you‘re in a slump, lower your goal. And way to keep going! 🙌🏻 One step, one day at a time. 💜 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have to steal this!!! 💗💗💗 1w
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Daylight Saving Time | Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
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This will soon be my life

Caroline2 😆 yep, this is me too!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣🙃 everyday!!!! 1w
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I had so much fun tonight at my friends birthday Murder Mystery! It was Downton Abbey themed, and sooooooooooooooooo fun!!!

sprainedbrain That sounds great! Love your look🖤 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re beautiful 🥰😘 1w
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1) I like salty things so chips or pretzels
2)Not an audio book person, can't get into it.
3) Murder Mystery Dinner tonight, scrapbooking and Thanksgiving!
4) Way too many lol
5) Orange, Black ( I really am pretty much meant for Halloween 😂😂😂😂

Christopher_Tallon 1. Pizza
2. Only for short stories
3. Traditional Detroit Lions football game on thanksgiving day
4. Two
5. Blue. No! Yelloooooooooooow... (What movie is that from?)
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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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Thank you so much for the lovely #basicwitchswap goodies @AriThomas !!!!

Thank you @Meaw_catlady and @sprainedbrain for hosting!!!

Meaw_catlady Happy Halloween ! 🖤🧡🎃 3w
AriThomas I'm so glad you like them! 3w
sprainedbrain 🖤🖤🖤 3w
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Mailbox Kitten | Mammy Oaklee
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Some #litsylove going out tomorrow!!! ❤❤❤
So glad to have something fun to use the awesome stamps for!!!

TheAromaofBooks Right?? I think #LitsyLove penpals appreciate my stamps way more than AEP lol 3w
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Witchworld | Emma Fischel
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Look what came!!! Also according to my tracking my package was delivered Saturday!! #basicwitchswap @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain @AriThomas

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Plum Spooky | Janet Evanovich
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Sent out my #basicwitchswap box today (ran out of packing tape yesterday) it should make it there on Saturday! Didn't get a pic, but check out these awesome stamps!!!!

@Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

Linsy Love them! 4w
wanderinglynn Love those stamps! 🧡🖤 4w
sprainedbrain Great stamps! 4w
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Sending some more #litsylove tomorrow!! ❤❤

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Getting to know you | Lisa Ann Marsoli
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❤ Minnesota
❤31
❤ I'm a Optician (also I donate plasma!!)
❤ single
❤She/Her
❤ friends call me April Mae 😊

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Week 2 #BFCr4 check in!
🚫4 of 6 hours exercise
🚫0 books
🚫 drank soda
🚫no salads

Well, this week wasn't what I hoped for, but next week I'll rock it!!! @wanderinglynn
(Picture of sewing a costume for a friend's birthday- murder mystery dinner!!)

How's it going team? @Trashcanman , @guinsgirlreads , & @ChasingOm

TheAromaofBooks There is always next week!!! 1mo
wanderinglynn Remember, there's no failing in BFC. There's life happenings and we adapt. So the week may have not been what you aimed for, but you made progress and that's what counts. One step, one day at a time. You got this! 🙌 1mo
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Since it's cold and gross out (this girl is not ready for winter) today's #BFCr4 check in for week 1 is brought to you by my fitness dvds 😂
✔ 6.5 hours exercise
🚫 no books yet, but with this weather I'm so going to read today
✔ no soda
✔ 2 salads for lunch this week

@wanderinglynn

How's it going team??? @Trashcanman @guinsgirlreads @ChasingOm

Trashcanman What's that white stuff?😜 1mo
AprilMae @Trashcanman I know, right? Luckily next week it's more fall like. I'm just happy I'm not in more Western/Northern MN versus central, it's looking like feet of snow up there. I'll take my dusting 😂 1mo
Chili @AprilMae It‘s snowing up here and I am not a happy camper. We skipped fall up here. 🥶 1mo
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wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 Way to go! 1mo
Trashcanman @AprilMae Only thing falling from the sky is ash. Stay warm! 😊 1mo
Trashcanman And keep rocking your goals! 1mo
guinsgirlreads Nice job! 1mo
ChasingOm I hope you stayed warm with a good book! 1mo
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wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌 1mo
ChasingOm 👋👋👋 1mo
AprilMae Hey group! @ChasingOm , @Trashcanman , @guinsgirlreads Let's do this! 1mo
Trashcanman Mighty find goal teammate! 1mo
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Sending some more #litsylove tomorrow!!!

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Happy October everyone!!! 🎃🍁🎃🍁

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The Witchfinder's Sister | Beth Underdown
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Here is my #SpookyTBR for Day 1 of #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge Can't wait to dive in!!! 🎃🎃🎃
@4thhouseontheleft

Stacypatrice Your spiders are great!! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Those spiders are seriously creepy!
2mo
Linsy Those spiders actually really creeped me out as I was scrolling through! 🕷 1mo
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Hey Litsy friends. I'm participating in a cancer walk this October with my job and we are trying to raise some money! This money will go not only to research but to the everyday needs of the warrior who is fighting ( rides to treatment, things that make the fight easier, ect.) I will post a link in the comments if you would like to donate, but please don't feel obligated! This month join me in remembering all who fight this disease #fightcancer

4thhouseontheleft My mom received support (and a free wig and makeup) from the ACS when she went through BC treatment in 2018. 💗 2mo
AprilMae @4thhouseontheleft I know so many people who received help of some sort, they do amazing things 2mo
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Part 2 of 2 of my #screamathonswap box! All these lovely goodies!!! Thank you so, so much @JenlovesJT47 ! You spoiled me 🎃🎃🎃 I can't wait to jump in to it all!!!

Thanks for hosting @4thhouseontheleft !!!

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Part 1 of 2 of my #screamathonswap box from @JenlovesJT47 !!! I'm stocked to read these bad boys!!!!

@4thhouseontheleft

JenlovesJT47 I hope you like everything! I just opened mine, will be posting soon, love everything! 🤗 2mo
AprilMae @JenlovesJT47 I do love it all! I can't wait to jump in to it after I run my errands today! Yay day off to enjoy the great package!!! 2mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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Huh, what a thing to notice on October 1st 😂😂😂😂😂🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

tournevis 👻👻👻 2mo
4thhouseontheleft 😂 😂 😂 2mo
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Twelfe Night: Or, What You Will | William Shakespeare
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Another classic from the game 😂😂😂#gamenight

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Timon of Athens | William Shakespeare
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Playing Bards Dispense Profanity with friends.... this may be my favorite card so far 😂😂😂

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Blueberry LOL 2mo
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Listening to the My Favorite Murder podcasts while organizing my closet. I may give up and just go read soon though 😂😂😂

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Hey y'all, #BFCr4 is going to start soon! Head on over to @wanderinglynn to sign up!

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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#darkhumor #murderino 😂😂😂

Meaw_catlady My sister is a Gemini and I always send that to her. Fun fact I‘m a libra and there are no famous serial killers who are libras. But there are a bunch of Gemini‘s 2mo
JoScho @Meaw_catlady I‘m a Gemini 👯‍♀️😱 2mo
Liatrek My son and best friend are Libra‘s 😊 They are the best people. 2mo
LoverofLit I'm a Gemini and I can confirm we're a little sadistic 😅😜 2mo
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Sending out some #litsylove tomorrow ❤

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American Eve | Paula Uruburu
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Close up of these amazing Murderino items!! ❤❤❤❤ @TheRomantiCate you spoil me ❤❤❤ #cozyswap @Avanders

Avanders ♥️♥️🥰 2mo
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American Eve | Paula Uruburu
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Omg, thanks so much @TheRomantiCate for the goodies!!! I love, love, love the murderino items ❤❤❤, and can't wait to get cozy with my drinks and books!!!! #cozyswap

AprilMae @Avanders thanks for hosting!!! 2mo
TheRomantiCate You are soooo welcome!! I was so excited to be paired with a fellow Murderino!!! Also, I hope you love the books! American Eve is one of my favorites 🤓😍 2mo
Avanders Yay how fun!! 🍁♥️🎃🔪📖 2mo
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Plum Spooky | Janet Evanovich
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Hey @JenlovesJT47 your box should be there Wednesday for the #screamathonswap!!! I tried to mail Saturday but I forgot my local post office is only open for 1 hour on Saturdays 😝

JenlovesJT47 Yay! 🤗 2mo
AprilMae Hey @JenlovesJT47 did you get your package? Looks like it was supposed to be delivered yesterday? 2mo
JenlovesJT47 Yes I did! Sorry I haven‘t posted it yet, have had a rough couple of days. Can‘t wait for opening day! 🤗 2mo
AprilMae No worries @JenlovesJT47 ! Glad it made it!! 2mo
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Check out these photos gathered at today's family event. My dad and his twin brother through the ages ❤#family

Eggs 💕💕 2mo
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Look what came in the mail!!! I'm so super excited!! #screamathonswap
@4thhouseontheleft @JenlovesJT47

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Plum Spooky | Janet Evanovich
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The last little bit of goodies for my #screamathonswap box! It'll be in the mail Monday/Tuesday at the latest!!

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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1) only visited 2, besides US where I live: Germany and Austria
2)ooo.....both! But if I had to choose, ocean. I love water ❤❤❤🌊🌊🌊
3)So many, I want to hit as many as I can before I die (bucket list baby) but I really want to go to Ireland, Greece, Italy and England.
4) I love books based by water or in Italy

Eggs Bucket List 💗👏🏻🤗 2mo
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Look what I got in the mail!! I believe this came from @TheRomantiCate ?? #cozyswap @Avanders

TheRomantiCate Hiiii!! 👋👋 2mo
AprilMae Ah so it was you @TheRomantiCate 😊 Thank you in advance! I'm so excited to open it!! 2mo
TheRomantiCate @AprilMae I know it‘s supposed to be secret, but you Nancy Drew‘d it out 😜😜 I hope you love it!! 2mo
Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃 2mo
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Spooky Weird! | Anh Do
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I'm having so much fun with picking out my #screamathonswap items, and finding spooky fun stuff for me too! I love Halloween and the fall season 🎃❤🍁❤🎃❤🍁❤🎃

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Me too! 🖤🎃🖤👻🖤🕸🖤🐱 2mo
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Salem Falls | Jodi Picoult
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Tagged book for sure, or Dark Matter. What about you?? #nationalliteracymonth (Picture from Barnes and Noble Facebook page)

mcipher For me it‘s 100% 2mo
vivastory Depends on the person. I'd say my most recommended books pub. recently that people have loved are Lock Every Door & Bad Blood. I think 3 or 4 of my coworkers read, & loved, the latter after I recommended it. 2mo
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#BFC Round 3 Final check in! It was a great time guys! I know I didn't hit some goals, but I learned some things to help me in the long run! I'm working my way out of a reading rut, so I hope to get back in the swing of things.
Also, I'm eating more salads!

Great round everyone!!
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
TheSpineView Great! 🌟 2mo
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@Avanders I messed up my days this week, and forgot to mail my package for #cozyswap until today (also forgot 2 appointments and a bill- it's not my week). I did opt for quicker shipping though so it should be there in plenty of time! Again, so sorry! I will watch the tracking closely to make sure we are good!!!

Avanders No worries — sounds like it‘ll get there in plenty of time! 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🧡📖☕️🔪🎃♥️🍂 2mo
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