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Debiw781

Debiw781

Joined December 2016

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First #audiobook of the year finished. This book was cute and I love the twist on #magic

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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A yearly ritual... this story brings back warm memories of my grandmother ❤️

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Today was a dreary, stormy, tornado warning kind of day when I should have been curled up in my warm bed with a book instead of working. Kids still in school and they spent much of the day sheltering. What a stressful day!

Gissy Wow! I can imagine! I hope everything is ok now! 11mo
RaimeyGallant Beautiful shot, though. I hope things get better. 11mo
Debiw781 @Gissy @RaimeyGallant it was a rough day but we all survived intact, thankfully. 11mo
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Girl Who Wore Too Much | Margaret Read MacDonald
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A little too complex for the preschoolers but engaging and vibrant pictures in this #childrens book

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Premeditated Peppermint | Amanda Flower
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This #cozymystery has a character named Baggins😂 I‘m loving this #christmas #mystery. The humor has me laughing even as I‘m loving visiting this Amish village.

#ilovecozies

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Birthday party and family night
2. Eastern
3. I don‘t read by seasons
4. Sometimes but not as often as I would like
5. Ok

#friyayintro
#betterlatethannever
@howjessreads

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This sums up #work all too well. #currentlyreading

Moray_Reads This is painfully accurate 13mo
Debiw781 @Moray_Reads That was my reaction too ☹️ 13mo
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Crochet | DK
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Look at this beautiful crocheted elephant! My brother in law‘s girlfriend made it for me to give my bff 😍😍 #crochet

RebelReader That is adorable! 💗💗💗💗 13mo
AmyG It‘s amazing and ❤️ 13mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 13mo
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hermyknee Awwwwwww 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
GypsyKat So cute! 13mo
tonyahoswalt Adorable! 13mo
jdiehr I haven't picked up my crochet hook in ages. This just might be the inspiration I need! 13mo
readordierachel Wow! So neat! 13mo
xicanti It's wonderful! 13mo
Debiw781 @jdiehr thanks! It makes me want to learn how to crochet!! 13mo
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I finished my scarf and now attempting my first ever hat for #loomknitting I think I underestimated the level on this one but here we go on another #knitting adventure

Sace Good luck! 14mo
Bostonmomx2 I saw a kit at B&N tonight and considered it. Is it fun? 14mo
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 I think it‘s fun and there are so many options you can do if you choose. I can see where some might thing it‘s tedious too though as some of it is repetitive. To me it‘s much easier than trying to knit with the two needles. 14mo
Bostonmomx2 @Debiw781 I mean if you think about it, crocheting and knitting are extremely tedious and repetitive. 14mo
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Skies | Kevin Nielsen
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Beautiful #sky tonight just before #sunset

the-flashley So purple! 😍 1y
CrowCAH Wow that is sooo pretty!!! 😍 1y
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#goals I‘m trying to teach myself to #crochet although still #knitting my scarf via #loomknitting

Sace Good luck! Crochet is so much fun. 1y
Debiw781 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder thanks! I‘m excited about learning and experimenting 😊 1y
Sace @Debiw781 do you know about Ravelry? https://www.ravelry.com 1y
Linear I tried it once, my dad walked by and tugged once on the yarn and the whole thing came undone. So I rage quit . My mom is crazy good at it though. 1y
Larkken Do you have this one? If you can ignore the title, it's the most helpful reference I've found for little tips on how to get started and keep going 1y
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Remembering my Aunt Katherine today as I‘m loom knitting. She gave this loom to me many years ago when I was just a teenager. And funny story... I‘ve always wanted to learn how to knit but only realized today that this is knitting, just on a loom 😂
#knitting
#loomknitting

CouronneDhiver Looks great 👍🏽 1y
Debiw781 @CouronneDhiver thanks! I hadn‘t picked it up in years and pulled it out today. I‘ve messed up a couple times but it blends in I think. 1y
readordierachel That's so neat! 1y
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Debiw781 @readordierachel Thanks!! 😊😊 1y
Lauram I have a loom like this somewhere. When I was in the 5th grade, our teacher let us make scarves for what seemed like (and probably was) hours each day. 1y
Debiw781 @Lauram it‘s surprising how relaxing it is! 1y
Kaye Can you explain more about this ? Do you just go back and forth , looping the yarn up and down each row, or twisting it first in some way ? I‘ve never seen one of these. I‘ve seen the more modern round plastic ones in the store but never tried using one. Also do you have a picture of the finished scarf ? 14mo
Debiw781 @Kaye You can do several different kinds of stitches but the one I did wrapped around each post in a figure 8, then a second similar wrap. You then pull the bottom one over the top on each peg and then repeat till it‘s done. I‘m doing my first round one now. I‘ll post a pic of the finished scarf and tag you 😊 14mo
Debiw781 @Kaye here‘s a video that is similar to what I did https://youtu.be/2Dwlo9yHA18 14mo
Kaye Thanks for the video. It looks pretty easy and like it‘d be fun. Maybe I‘ll give it a try this winter sometime. 14mo
Debiw781 @Kaye The basics are easy and I find it relaxing. You can make it more complicated with different patterns. 14mo
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Look at this great sign outside the #mediacenter at one of my schools. #library

Texreader 👍 1y
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700 Sundays | Billy Crystal
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1. Hmmm... I‘m used to humid but I only like dry by Florida standards 😂
2. Any month involving a vacation
3. Sure seems that way!
4. I don‘t even want to write it! It‘s God‘s name with another word after it.
#sassysunday
@BarbaraTheBibliophage

tpixie 2, perfect answer!! 1y
Debiw781 @tpixie thanks! 😂 1y
tpixie 😊 1y
Laura317 Agree on all counts! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m with you on #1. I complain about humidity a lot. But I don‘t want to live in the desert either. It does a number on my sinuses and my skin. (edited) 1y
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Wild Hunger | Chloe Neill
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This book is the first in the sequel series the her Chicagoland Vampires books. Lots of funny lines like these and a lot more supernatural politics. I think it helps to have at least a basic knowledge of the prior series but it‘s not required. I enjoyed it and am glad I haven‘t seen the last of some of my favorite characters. #urbanfantasy #vampires #fairies #shapeshifters

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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. Glad I was late on this so I can say The Meg- giant shark AND Jason Statham, ‘nuff said lol
2. Paul and I eat out a lot so I guess that 😂
3. 7
4. Offhand I can‘t remember one
5. @Bostonmomx2

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Bostonmomx2 Did you notice 7 was my # too? 😊 (edited) 1y
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 I did😂😂 1y
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School's First Day of School | Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
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1. Ravenclaw
2. All but one book- and I took English lit classes for fun
3. The Scarlet Letter, most likely because of the amazing teacher I had
4. The Great Gatsby- the only book I didn‘t finish when it was assigned (and finally read as an adult and still hate it)
5. Hmmm... I read so many classic novels that I really don‘t know

#back2school
@Mandigolightly

Mandigolightly I was pretty Meh about Gatsby until someone pointed out that the lens was supposed to be that Nick is in love with Gatsby. It totally shifted it for me 1y
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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. I suppose one of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies
2. French fries
3. Always 80s especially the hair bands
4. Nothing... I just finished a book and have to figure out what to start next
5. @Bostonmomx2

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Bannerless | Carrie Vaughn
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An interesting #postapocalyptic #dystopian novel about an investigator after the fall of civilization. I love how the one community banded together to save things like medical knowledge even as the world fell apart. Good start to the series!

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1 & 2: I‘m switching these around. Good thing last week was a trip to Key West with my husband. Bad thing next week is back to work!
3. Cray-on
4. In Shadows by Sharon Sala I think
5. @Bostonmomx2

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Hurricane Punch | Tim Dorsey
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A display from Judy Blume‘s bookstore... the caption below asked what do you do with books damaged by Hurricane Irma.

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Wandering around Key West and happened upon this!

Cinfhen 😍 1y
Cinfhen That‘s amazing 1y
IamIamIam Awwww!!!!! 💜🖤💜🖤 1y
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Debiw781 @Cinfhen I had forgotten he used to live here! We went to Sloppy Joe‘s (Hemingway) and were walking back to our bed and breakfast when I saw it. Now I want to see what‘s left of his home after Irma! 1y
Debiw781 @IamIamIam Right?! ❤️ 1y
EKonrad Love that!! 1y
Debiw781 @EKonrad it was a great accidental find ❤️ 1y
EKonrad Was just in Key West in June for the first time...would have loved to see that! 😊 1y
Debiw781 @EKonrad This was our sixth trip there (only second time staying in Key West though) and we‘re still discovering all kinds of neat things there! I wish I remembered where we found this other than pretty sure it was on Duval and was shortly after we left Sloppy Joe‘s 1y
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Magic Triumphs | Ilona Andrews
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I did not want this #urbanfantasy series to end!! Of course Ilona Andrews ends it in spectacular fashion, just as one would expect but I‘m sorry to see it end. And omg their baby... 😂😂😂

CatLass007 I‘m four or so books behind on this series and now I REALLY need to get caught up because “the end is nigh!” 1y
Debiw781 @CatLass007 oh you definitely do! This has been one of my favorite series ❤️ 1y
CatLass007 Have you read Patricia Briggs‘ Mercy Thompson series? I believe it is even better. 1y
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In Shadows | Sharon Sala
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My review quote is on the cover! #excited #fangirling I always enjoy Sala‘d books and this one was no exception. It wasn‘t your typical #romanticsuspense as the couple is already married but they‘ve been physically separated due to his job as an undercover agent. Things go wrong on his last undercover assignment... and oh wow, does Sala hot on some tough issues.

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Forever Friday: A Novel | Timothy Lewis
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1. A Reese‘s chocolate peanut butter shake from Steak n Shake or a chocolate melting cake from Carnival Cruises
2. No!! Yuck
3. Sadly yes
4. Music or books
4. Ok
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CouronneDhiver Carnival‘s melting cakes are awesome! 1y
Debiw781 @CouronneDhiver and now I want one lol 1y
Debiw781 @BarbaraTheBibliophage hard to resist all the sweets being discussed 😳 1y
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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Wait- I have to pick one?! But...
2. Transformers- Bumblebee always has my vote lol
3. Graphic novel
4. Godzilla!!

#fandomfriday
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Ohhhhh. Godzilla. 1y
Debiw781 @LibrarianRyan Godzilla is a classic lol 1y
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Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies | Gene Hamilton, Katie Hamilton
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Sorry I‘ve been absent but we‘re snack in the midst of #bathroomremodeling . Good thing we started on it too as yes, it was leaking and starting to mold but we caught it in time. My allergies hate me right now though! 😖

readordierachel Hope it all goes smoothly! 1y
Debiw781 Thanks @ReadOrDieRachel I‘m afraid it may be a loooonnnggg project since we‘re almost out of summer vacation 1y
Bostonmomx2 I hope they‘re good snacks 😂😂😂 1y
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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. I say both 😂😂
2. 3
3. Not many... GR, Litsy, Amazon
4. We went out to eat for a friend‘s birthday
5. Thanks for the tag @Bostonmomx2

#friyayintro
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When your best friend gets you a signed copy of one of your favorite childhood books....
#signedsunday

Reecaspieces OMG!!!! I love your friend!! That is soooooo awesome! 1y
Kappadeemom I might have fainted. 1y
Purrfectpages That‘s awesome! 1y
Bostonmomx2 Oh cool! I‘ve actually been thinking about rereading this.....just because lol 1y
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Carniepunk | Rachel Caine
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this #paranormal #urbanfantasy #anthology as I despise carnivals. Honestly I only read it because it had a Kelly Meding story related to STRAY MAGIC and then was pleasantly surprised by the majority of the other stories. I‘ll be reading some of the other series related to these stories!

KarmonR I read it when it first came, and I enjoyed it as well. Very solid authors and I didn‘t feel I needed to be familiar with series to enjoy the stories. 1y
Debiw781 @KarmonR yes! Although now I want to read some of those series included in it lol 1y
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Great #childrensbook that teaches #socialskills. We already use her earlier book for #socialwork groups and I suspect we‘ll use this one as well.

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When your glass of tea literally exploded in your hand....

UnidragonFrag 😥 oh no! You're ok?? 1y
CSeydel 😳😬 1y
Debiw781 @UnidragonFrag yes, just stunned from it. They replaced our food and comped the meal too. 1y
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Debiw781 @CSeydel my reaction too 😳😳 1y
MicheleinPhilly What the... 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! Must have put an ice cold drink in a glass fresh out of the dishwasher or something! Glad they replaced your food though, who knows where all that glass might have flown 1y
knittedgnome Yikes!! Glad they took care of you! 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly I used to work for Texas Roadhouse and I've seen this happen more times than I can count. My guess is the glass was already damaged and then someone put a cold drink in it while it was still hot. I've been holding them while they explode more than once. Terrifying. 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto I can't believe it even made it to your table before exploding. It usually happens almost instantly. This is bananas. 1y
Debiw781 @Ashley_Nicoletto @Riveted_Reader_Melissa the tea in the glass was rather warm and they said the glass should have been cold- it definitely wasn‘t when it reached me. It definitely scared me when it happened! 1y
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I sprayed cold water into a hot glass casserole dish when I was in college. I‘ve NEVER made that mistake again. I almost peed my pants. 1y
QuietlyLaura I‘m so glad you‘re ok! That would scare me, too! 😨 1y
megt Yikes! Glad you‘re okay! 1y
CouronneDhiver Oh no! That‘s the worst 1y
Redwritinghood 😮😮 1y
Gissy 😲😱 1y
Bostonmomx2 Oh good lord. How‘d that happen? 1y
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Book Shops: How to Run Them | Ruth Brown Park
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I went #bookshopping and picked up these lovely books, all on the sale aisle. I don‘t buy many in print any more, but these were worth it!

Bostonmomx2 Let me know how that journaling book is. 1y
Debiw781 @Bostonmomx2 it looks good but I‘ll let you know once I start using it 1y
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Marinating in Murder | Linda Wiken
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Another just okay #cozymystery . This one also had a culinary theme. It‘s third in the series but since the dinner group seems not to know a lot about each other outside of their dinners, it‘s fairly easy to get acquainted with the characters.
#ilovecozies #mystery

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This wasn‘t my favorite #cozymystery by this author. I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed her other series so in fairness it‘s a good story, just not as good as her others. It felt like there were too many characters thrown at us for a first bevel in the series so I had a harder time getting to know the main characters. I really like the secondary character, Heather, as she‘s a hoot!
#ilovecozies #mystery

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Lady Henterman's Wardrobe | Marshall Ryan Maresca
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Interesting #fantasy sequel set in the same world as several of his other series. The first part is a little slow paced but oh wow, once it kicks in, the story twists and turns in so many ways. I can‘t wait to see how this turns out in the next installment. I really like the heroines in this story as they e shown a lot of character development.

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Reading, cleaning, laundry
2. 15 so far
3. Summer- no school 😊
4. Hmmm... Bon Jovi, no Rick Springfield, no GnR... I can‘t decide!!
5. Ok
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1. Other than marrying my husband.... probably not getting killed in a car vs pedestrian accident when I was 21 (I was the pedestrian)
2. Yes
3. Cup of tea
4. I despised James Joyce‘s book I read in school so either one of the other choices

@BarbaraTheBibliophage
#sassysunday

readordierachel Yikes! I'm glad you were OK! 1y
Megabooks Wow! So glad it turned out okay. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza. Glad you made it through that scary event! 💚 1y
Debiw781 @ReadOrDieRachel @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks thanks, me too! I tried to think of a more upbeat lucky event but that one was pretty miraculous. 1y
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I loved this #urbanfantasy! I‘ve never read this author before but will be looking at her backlist. We had #vampires, #shapeshifters, #djinn , Magic users, and a team of para-marshals. Fast paced and fun!

EloisaJames Thanks! Giving it a try! 1y
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Gideon's Sword | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Over the top but fun #thriller that‘s packed full of action. I can easily see this one being a movie.

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1. Not sure I have one... The Boy Who Cried Wolf maybe
2. Monsters Inc. I despise Shrek
3. 8:26 pm
4. Miracle whip or tomatoes 🤢
5. @Bostonmomx2

#friyayintro
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saresmoore Ugh, Miracle Whip. 1y
GripLitGrl 🖓miracle whip😝 1y
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Another great #childrensbook, this one about a woman who helped with the space program. Great illustrations, great #biography for children, and a wonderful way to show how useful math can be in a career.

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Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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What a great #childrensbook! I love the positive message and it‘s a great book about the power of education and having a voice.

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The Bravest Worrier | Angelique Little
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I loved this cute #childrensbook about worrying! Great illustrations and a storyline I can see using for #socialwork and #socialskills groups.

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I‘m just not a fan of F Scott Fitzgerald although the author did her darnedest to try to convince me. I really enjoyed the early years of Sheilah Graham, however, as she reinvents herself from Lily Shiel, a poverty-stricken Jewish girl who was sent to an orphanage, to a well-known Hollywood gossip columnist who has a torrid live affair with Fitzgerald.
#historicalfiction #notagreatgatsbyfan

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Some croissants before getting back to cleaning. Sneaking in a little reading too. A book I was bored with suddenly took an interesting turn, which is always a good thing.
#tastytreats

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1. Hmmm.... JD Robb‘s In Death, Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files, Simon Green‘s Nightside series
2. It was The Librarians 😑. I‘m not up to date with anything. I like NCIS & Supernatural
3. Yes
4. Leftovers from Cheddars 😂We desperately need to grocery shop lol
5. I only remember him having one book- Buyers are Liars Too
#friyayintro
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Glad to Wear Glasses | John Hegley
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DivineDiana Audio books? Happy new glasses! 1y
Karkar This was my day too!! New glasses are so fun!!! 1y
Melissa_J I took my daughter to buy glasses yesterday 👓 @Karkar 1y
CouronneDhiver I need to do this soon too. Always good fun to choose new ones 👓 1y
Debiw781 @DivineDiana I had one pupil more dilated than the other so it acted almost like s migraine 😖 1y
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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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1. We didn‘t escape but we had a blast with my brother in law and my two nieces
2. No #winterhaven #lakeland #orlando #tampa
3. Take out lol
4. Pink
5. 54

#humpdaypost
@MinDea

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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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1. Ice cream!
2. Depends... pool if I‘m actually going into the water. Beach to listen to the waves and watch the sunrise/sunset
3. Watermelon if I must pick
4. Travel!!
5. Ebooks although I love all books in all forms

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️ 1y
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