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Booksblanketsandahotbeverage

Joined December 2016

📚 Books, blankets, and a hot beverage ☕️ 🧶 Also knitting and other fiber crafts 🐑
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Just a little excited to find this in my mailbox today. I couldn‘t wait for May (U.S. edition), so I ordered from Blackwell‘s…

RamsFan1963 I'm SO jealous!!! 3w
AlaMich Cool! I really enjoyed the first one. 3w
AlaMich Have you see the American cover? It‘s quite something 3w
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Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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New year, new mug!

julieclair Love that mug! 2mo
BookishMadHatter Great mug 2mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Late to the party, but I‘m finally here for it! AIDAN!

“AM I NOT MERCIFUL?”

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Gallant | V E Schwab
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McDonald's Happy Meal Toys from the Nineties | Joyce Losonsky, Terry Losonsky
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Did anyone else run, not walk to McD to buy their new adult happy meals with the 90s McNugget toys? No? Just me? 🤣🍔🍟

Bookzombie I hadn‘t heard about this. They are cute! 3mo
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We‘ve made it to the Gump, one of my favorite parts of the Return to Oz movie, which I recently learned is a mashup of Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz.

This section also provided a noteworthy quote from the Scarecrow: “That proves you are unusual and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Finished for #wintercleardown @PuddleJumper - Newest addition to my tbr (edited) 3mo
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@Catsandbooks #LitsyCrafters

Going for another KAL, this time not a mystery, with the Bumblebee Acres Fiber Farm group on Ravelry using their new pattern and their Farm-inspired advent I‘m opening throughout December. 🚜🐄🦙🐇🐑🐐

Catsandbooks Oh so fun! ❤️ 3mo
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Wonderful Wizard of Oz | L Frank Baum
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@dabbe #SmilesonLitsy

Here‘s my current read on my Christmas tree. I figured Bing Crosby put presents on the tree, so why can‘t I put books?

dabbe Love it! You're on the drawing list! And thanks for the #SmilesOnLitsy! 🩵🩶🩵 3mo
willaful I love it! 3mo
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Cyber Monday Deal alert! I love this author and her Warlocks of Amherst series is on sale - all six books together are on sale for basically the price of one book. They‘re also in Kindle Unlimited if you subscribe and want to try them before you buy.

Also this is M/M romance with mpreg. (I don‘t want to corrupt or surprise anyone if that‘s not your thing.)

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The City of Stardust | Georgia Summers
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Yay! Look who was just approved! *happy dance* Has anyone read this yet and if so, what did you think?

Update: I bailed 🤷‍♀️ It was too slow…

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage I just saw the #Friendsgiving tag by @Catsandbooks - my goals - I want to start this one during Thanksgiving week so I can get a good jump on it! 3mo
Catsandbooks Wonderful! Enjoy! 🦃🧡 3mo
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I cannot be trusted in a bookstore! I went in to BN for Fangirl and the tagged book and walked out with a few more… #noregrets

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When you‘re in a Christmas mood, but you have Peeps left over from Halloween! 🎄👻

wanderinglynn Love it! 😋 4mo
Pageturner1 clever 😁 4mo
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I‘ve been feeling super crummy since last week (horrendous cough and I lost my voice), so I bought myself this Disney Haunted Mansion throw with glow-in-the-dark eyes at my local Hallmark. I was really jazzed to find it half off and it was the last one! Made to be. I also picked up a ‘Foolish Mortals‘ mug because hot beverage!

Btw - I changed my name here to match my instagram and my love for all things books, blankets, and hot beverages!

julesG Yeah for the new name and blanket. 4mo
wanderinglynn That throw is awesome! 🤩 4mo
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Stayed up too late last night reading and finished this book. But no regrets! 🤦‍♀️🙇‍♀️🤷‍♀️ And now I‘m ready for the sequel!

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Sword Catcher | Cassandra Clare
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Friday book mail! 🥳📚

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Westknits at Home | Stephen West, Quince & Company
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#LitsyCrafters #mystery

Reading‘s taking a backseat this month as the mystery knit-a-long clues are released. I‘m halfway through Clue 1.

Catsandbooks That's beautiful and such a fun pattern! 💙 5mo
julesG Totally forgot about Stephen's MKAL 🤦🏻‍♀️Thanks for the reminder. 5mo
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Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @julesG You‘re welcome! Sorry if I spoiled it 🥺 5mo
julesG No worries. I normally collect the clues and knit when everyone else is done. 😬 5mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @julesG OK good! And that‘s a good plan 😁 I‘m not a huge fan of the mystery aspect 5mo
Catsandbooks Love the new colors! 5mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @Catsandbooks thanks! It‘s the purple mystery kit from punk rock unicorn/stephen and penelope‘s 5mo
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The new Percy Jackson book being released gave me the push to finish The Trials of Apollo series and catch up on the Percy Jackson universe this week. I forgot how entertaining these books are!

ravenlee I am majorly conflicted about these two new books: I desperately want to get them and read them, but all the other PJU books I have are paperback! 5mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @ravenlee That is a tough one! Maybe see if you can borrow from the library and buy them when they come out in paperback? 5mo
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To buy or not to buy? 🤷‍♀️

The facts:
1. I already have at least one copy of all three.
2. I have read the first one (Darker Shade of Magic), but not the other two yet.
3. I‘d like to be inspired to read them before the new one comes out..

Thoughts?

Update: I didn‘t buy them this time. 😄

ChaoticMissAdventures As someone who has box set of multiple series that have been sitting on my shelf for a few years... I don't know if buying would inspire me to read them - Looking at you Shadow & Bone. Also I would be worried if they are not all out yet they might change the covers later, and then my set would not match. 7mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @ChaoticMissAdventures lol! Yes, i‘ve only read the first shadow and bone book too… these new covers match the new Thread of Power series coming out this year. 7mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @BookHoarder32 you read one! My copies are literally still in the wrapper! I bought the whole series when the tv show was announced and it is just sitting there. But I also feel like buying books is a different hobby then reading books... and I love people supporting bookshops! 7mo
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Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @ChaoticMissAdventures Yes! Two separate hobbies for sure. Did you watch the tv series? I didn‘t. 7mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @BookHoarder32 I watched the first maybe one and a half episodes and had zero idea what was going on, so stopped.... but I don't watch a ton of TV so it might just be me. 7mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @ChaoticMissAdventures I don‘t watch much new tv these days. As far as shows based on books, I would want to read them first too before I attempted to watch them. Or if I have read them, I‘m afraid they‘ll massacre it. Like I‘m so scared to watch the upcoming Percy Jackson series on disney+. 😱 7mo
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I spent the weekend in the OASIS. The first one was as good as I remembered and in the second, I felt a little bogged down by the pop culture references (seven shards vs. three keys), and the ending left me a little disturbed. But I don‘t read much sci-fi, so maybe that‘s the norm?

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Witch King | Martha Wells
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A quick trip to Barnes to pick up my free premium member tote and the Witch King caught my eye. I‘ve been in such a 📚 slump, I couldn‘t leave without it after the first chapter hooked me…

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@Pamgardens is making me a sheepy quilt! #craftersoflitsy

DGRachel Love it!!!! 9mo
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Picked these up at the library today. I‘m thinking of rereading Heartstopper for the graphic novel and adapted into a tv series fields. Can anyone recommend a good book for set in South America or a South American author? Or any of the other categories?

willaful Pablo Neruda's poetry is usually a good bet. Or I bet a book about him would be interesting. He had all these wild houses; I got to tour one in Chile. 9mo
CaitZ The Spanish Daughter is a historical fiction set around the chocolate farms in Ecuador 9mo
CaitZ Llama Drama is the nonfiction story of two women who ride bikes through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina in the Andes. The audio was excellent. 9mo
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CaramelLunacy Turn Right at Macchu Pichu is a nonfiction story about a man who works for an adventure travel magazine (but isn't very adventurous) hiking around the Inca sites in Peru. 9mo
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The Buried and the Bound | Rochelle Hassan
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Setting up my June #bookspin early as it worked surprisingly well in May to get me to read Hotel Magnifique. Or if anyone sees anything I should try to tackle earlier? @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Silver in the Bone is on my summer reading list. I see some OwlCrate editions - did you get May's book???? I'm not over how freaking gorgeous it is! I hope I like the actual story! 😂 9mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @TheAromaofBooks lol! I did - it just came today. I‘m thinking of reading it from the library so I don‘t have to open it 🥰 I‘ve heard good things about it, so hopefully… 🤞 9mo
TheAromaofBooks I follow an IG account that gives the spoilers for what each month's book is going to be ahead of time so I skip months where I don't think I'm going to like the book - so hopefully this one will be a win!! I just love those page edges!! 9mo
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Hotel Magnifique | Emily J. Taylor
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Finished my #bookspin. It‘s going on the keeper shelf because I‘ll probably reread it at some point, as I liked the fantasy aspect and I rushed through it this time, but I may be getting too old for these YA/teen books.

I have nieces the ages of Jani and Zosa, and I kept thinking: that‘s a little young to be on their own.

Also, the switchblade finger? What was that? (Not sexy.) Ok, rant over.

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TheAromaofBooks I'm glad you enjoyed it!! This was a book that I felt like should have been a duology at least. There was so much potential world-building (and character building) that we just didn't have time for, so I was left with questions. But I did like it, and the edition is so pretty!! 10mo
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@Catsandbooks #Litsycrafters

I‘m trying out finger knitting after finding this bright and fun Citrus colored loopy yarn at our new Joann store. The plan is to transport myself right to summer, but this fuzzy goodness will make a great blanket until then.

dabbe Love the colors! 🩷💚 10mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @dabbe Thanks! They‘re so bright and cheerful 🥰 10mo
Catsandbooks Lovely!! 💕 10mo
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For my May #bookspin I numbered the books sitting on my TBR bookshelf.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Is that the OwlCrate edition of Silver in the Bone? I haven't read it yet, but I LOVE the beautiful hardcover under the jacket!! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks I read Hotel Magnifique this past month. I enjoyed, but kind of wanted more, if that makes sense haha I'll be interested to hear your thoughts whenever you get to it!! 10mo
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Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Thanks @TheAromaofBooks ! I read a little bit of the first chapter when I was trying to figure out what to donate and what to read, and it intrigued me enough to keep. I‘ll keep you in mind 😊 when I get to it (edited) 10mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @TheAromaofBooks You picked 5 on purpose to make me read it! 🤣😉 10mo
TheAromaofBooks LOL I love that that worked out!! 😂 10mo
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False Value | Ben Aaronovitch
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Reading on the deck while my mom, @Pamgardens gets ready to attack the new TV Insider with the highlighter. 😂 It‘s finally Spring in Minnesota - currently 77 degrees!

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“…which meant each of the county‘s twelve libraries could be open for precisely six minutes every two weeks… Using a mixture of careful planning, swiftness of foot, a robust understanding of the Dewey Decimal Book Categorisation System and with strict adherence to procedure, we could facilitate a fortnight‘s worth of returns, loans, reserves and extensions in the three hundred and sixty seconds available to us. It was known… as a Buchblitz.”

willaful LOL, too real! 11mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @willaful I know! I read that and shuddered. 11mo
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Twyford Code | Janice Hallett
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I‘m trying to use the library more, BUT what‘s a person to do when The Appeal has a waitlist?

Buy the author‘s backlist on Book Depository, apparently!🤣 I also saw she has a new one, The Christmas Appeal, coming out next October. 🎄🎅🏼

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Simon and Baz at a Renaissance Faire in Iowa fighting vampires in broad daylight with an audience is everything I needed this weekend.

peanutnine Haha such a great scene! 12mo
Alfoster Thanks for following my granddaughter. She‘s so excited and you are her 1st follower!😃 12mo
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The City of Dusk | Tara Sim
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Mini book haul

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Nothing is holding my interest after Book of Night, so I decided to reread an old favorite. But since I never got to the sequels, this might just work out.

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Book of Night | Holly Black
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#currentlyreading past my bedtime 😉

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Jasper Fforde posted about this on his FB!

https://www.facebook.com/100063700870521/posts/pfbid02nbBNtVjE32QGUFpXuGLfG7wPL4...

I‘d have copied and pasted, but it was too long to fit. And it has the first sentence of the sequel (which was also too long to fit.) Basically he‘s done writing it and is in the middle of editing.

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I gathered a #sundaystack to try and entice myself to read/reread today. Sometimes I feel like they‘re here to keep me company - like old and new friends… Weird, right?

TheBookgeekFrau Not weird at all! 😁 13mo
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Best chapter title ever 😏

Liatrek Loved this book so much ❤️❤️ 13mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @Liatrek They‘re both pretty amazing! The ending makes me want to reread the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy 🫣 13mo
Liatrek @BookHoarder32 I just bought that series to read this year 13mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @Liatrek Ooo! I read the first two in 2018 and still need to read Dreams of Gods & Monsters. 13mo
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I finished Strange the Dreamer this week! So I‘m ready to start this one very soon… (tonight, after the robot fighting).

If you‘re on Owlcrate‘s new social app The Nest, join us for a read-a-long of this from 1/20 - 1/30.

I‘m definitely having a #JoyousJanuary 📚🌺🌻 Thanks @Andrew65 !

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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My weekend is booked! I have Monday off for the holiday and I‘m taking Friday off because, why not?

Current plans: I want to make a dent in Strange the Dreamer and She Who Rides the Storm. The other books are just for fun.

Strategy: I have the StD audiobook queued up from Libby in case I want to take a knitting break.

There must be a #readathon somewhere around here, right?

TheSpineView Enjoy your long weekend! 14mo
ravenlee @Andrew65 hosts the #JoyousJanuary readathon starting on Saturday! 14mo
Andrew65 Be great to have you with us. 😁 (edited) 14mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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With all the snow we‘re getting this year, I think I wouldn‘t mind taking my chances with the Winter Consuls. Why oh why can‘t humans hibernate?!? 😫

Jaimelire I read this last year, during a cold snap….it was a perfect read while I was hibernating in my house! (edited) 14mo
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Scattered Showers | Rainbow Rowell
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My first time trying this! Sorry it isn‘t pretty.. I‘m excited and definitely will be reading Nick & Charlie and Scattered Showers this month. ❤️ I‘m such a mood reader, but we‘ll see how this goes and next month we might even try bingo 🤣 #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
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I hope everyone has a happy new year‘s eve tonight! These are my plans - new library book and some Netflix.

I‘m weird, so I started reading the epilogue first… just to, you know, check on everyone. Anyone else do that, or is it just me? I can already tell it‘s going to be good. Thanks to @CBee for the rec! ❤️

CBee Looks like a perfect night to me! 😊 Enjoy the book ♥️ 1y
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @CBee Thank you! I am ❤️ 14mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @CBee It was so good! I stayed up all night reading it.. so worth it.. Happy New Year! 🎆 14mo
CBee @BookHoarder32 wow, awesome! I‘m so glad you loved it 😊 I love recommending books and even better when people love them as much as I do!! 14mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @CBee I totally understand that ❤️ Thanks! It started my reading year off right 14mo
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I was left unsupervised at the library for the first time in what feels like forever… 🤫 Luckily I have them checked out until 1.25.23 ☺️

Any recommendations on what I should start first?

Sleepswithbooks They‘re beautiful 😊 1y
CBee Under the Whispering Door!! 100% start with that. I mean, if you want to 😂 It‘s one of my 2022 favorites! 😊😊😊 1y
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CBee @BookHoarder32 I hope you love it! 1y
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @CBee I‘ll let you know! It‘ll be my first book of 2023, but I might start it tonight to try and keep myself awake to midnight 🤞 1y
CBee @BookHoarder32 please do! I‘d love to hear what you think 😊 1y
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Blitz: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Anyone else planning to hit up Barnes N Noble‘s half off hardcover sale today or tomorrow (12/26-12/27)? This is my haul from in-store shopping today, then I went online tonight and ordered a signed copy of Book of Night and an (unsigned) Red, White, and Royal Blue: Collector‘s Edition, and pre-ordered The Stolen Heir… 📚🫣

wanderinglynn Great haul! I‘m hoping to go tomorrow. 1y
Liatrek I went today! Nice haul 📚📚📚 1y
Branwen I made an online order today! Those holiday gift cards arrived just in time for me to make use of them for this sale! 😍💕📚 1y
BookNAround I had no self control two days in a row. And I also got Blitz. 1y
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The Great Scandinavian Baking Book | Beatrice A. Ojakangas
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Happy Holidays Littens! My favorite part of this time of year is eating cookies for breakfast. P.S. My cardamon roll is supposed to be a reindeer ☺️

Eggs Merry Christmas! 1y
Eggs Thanks ❤️ My mum used to bake with cardamom every Christmas! @BookHoarder32 1y
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Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Awe @Eggs My mom still does ❤️ Cardamon anything is my favorite 1y
Eggs @BookHoarder32 That makes me think so fondly of all the Christmas baking she did🥲! She made things with anise flavoring too, and date bread, cherry nut bread, candies, and every kind of cookie imaginable! I miss how special she made our holidays ❤️ 1y
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage @Eggs Awe *sending hugs* 1y
Eggs @BookHoarder32 Thank You! 🤗 1y
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Crocheted Classic Christmas | Heidi B. Johannesen, Pia H. H. Johannesen
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My crafty plans leading up to Christmas

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New Rivers of London novella alert! I‘m 2 books behind in this series, and this doesn‘t come out until June 2023, but I‘m still excited!

PageShifter Wow, this looks so good! 1y
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Oh my goodness, I need it! I‘m totally adopting the hashtag #knittingtheneighborhood

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Carving Pumpkins | Katie Marsico
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Anyone else watching Outrageous Pumpkins this year? I love this show!!

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Starting this tonight! 🧛🏻

Update: I finished this in one night.. who needs sleep, right? 🤷‍♀️

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Rug Hooker's Companion | Donna Hrkman
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Reading up on a new fiber craft at the library! Are there any rug hookers out there? #craftersoflitsy