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Elizabeth2

Joined May 2016

Wife, Mama to 4 (plus two dogs), sister, friend, RE Operations Manager. Trying to get in as much reading as I can in this crazy life!
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April #Bookspin list! (I‘m not late for once! 😆) @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6h
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Starting this one next that came highly recommended by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚

IamIamIam Omigosh, I loved this story!!!! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m jealous! I wish I could read it for the first time again!! 💫 1d
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This is a complicated plot centered around the Federal Reserve and someone who has kidnapped the candidates for Chairman. Harvath and the team he works for are hired to find the kidnapped candidates. The middle of the book reads more like a police procedural than Thor‘s usual Harvath books, when Harvath partners with the Boston PD to solve murders that are connected to the Fed kidnappings, and I loved that part! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚 #serieslove2023

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Well, that was quick! I knew it was a novella, but not that it was only 52 pages, about 25 of which were the opening to the next book in the series. It really gripped me though! My library doesn‘t have the ebook of the next book in the series available right now (I‘d have to place a hold), so I downloaded the audio and am starting it right away! 😂 This was a great hook to get readers to read the next book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚 #serieslove2023

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Jumping right into the next book in this series - it‘s a novella that is a prequel to the next book. ❤️📚 #serieslove2023

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Another fast paced thriller in the Scot Harvath series. I enjoyed this one more than the last. Someone is taking out Reed Carlton‘s black ops group one by one. Scot & Reed outsmart the first attack, but they need to go Full Black to continue out maneuvering their opponents and work quickly to figure out who they are and why this is happening. This was a page turner with a good mix of analytical and physical battle. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5 ❤️📚 #serieslove2023

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Jumping into the next book in the Scot Harvath series. The last one ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, plus I‘m determined to make a dent in my #serieslove2023 list! ❤️📚

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Fast paced and frighteningly realistic, this international terror thriller is the 10th in the Scot Harvath series. The plot is complicated, with two seemingly separate storylines that come together. There is a lot of unnecessary pontificating. It‘s frustrating and over the top, and while it‘s happening I consider abandoning this series, but every time he brings me back to the story and pulls me along. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 #serieslove2023 #bookspin

Andrew65 This is a series I need to get back to, but every time I think about it something else draws my attention. Well done 👏👏👏 3w
TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Up next, my #bookspin for March, a book from the Scot Harvath series. This is the tenth book in the series. My library didn‘t have the ebook available, so I borrowed the audiobook. I haven‘t enjoyed these books as much on audio in the past. #serieslove2023

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Fool Moon | Jim Butcher
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The second book in the Dresden Files series, this installment does not disappoint! Better and faster paced than the first book, this time Harry takes on werewolves of all kinds. A story focused on good vs evil, as long as you can figure out which is which. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚 #serieslove2023

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Fool Moon | Jim Butcher
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Here is my #bookspinbingo card for March. Good luck to my fellow Book Spinners! Let's go! ❤️📚

dabbe Pretty! 🥰 4w
Elizabeth2 @dabbe thanks! The magic of Canva! 😄 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Just checking to see if you got your package ❤️ 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Elizabeth2 hmmmm I‘ll check on it! 3w
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My #bookspin list for March. Late posting but I haven't peeked if the numbers for March have been shared! Not much has changed from last month because I am trying to check off books for the #serieslove2023 challenge. ❤️📚

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Fool Moon | Jim Butcher
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Reading book # 2 in the Dresden Files series for #serieslove2023. ❤️📚

TheSpineView Great job 1mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Suspenseful, creepy, and touching at the same time. Ghost stories usually aren‘t my thing, and this book was hard for me to get into, but once the story began weaving together it gripped me. Told in two timelines, one from the past and one from the present, two different mysteries unfold surrounding the foreboding Idlewild property. The ending is perfection. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This was my #bookspin for February. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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This is my #bookspin for February. ❤️📚

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Another book list (I‘m a book list junkie). This one is for fans of Colleen Hoover and YA. Check out these recommendations! ❤️📚

https://www.epicreads.com/blog/books-like-colleen-hoover/

vlwelser @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks weren't you just looking for this? 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vlwelser yes!! Thank you 😍 1mo
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Harry Dresden is a wizard. He‘s also a struggling PI. When gruesome paranormal murders take place, the Chicago PD calls on Harry to help solve the crime. That puts Harry on the radar of some nefarious criminals, and the White Council, the group responsible for overseeing the paranormal to ensure everyone is playing by the rules. Fast paced, action packed and necessary world building. Looking forward to the next book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5
#serieslove2023

TheSpineView Well done!💙📖📘📚📚📚 2mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2mo
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dabbe Good luck with that! 🤣❣️🐾🤣❣️ 2mo
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February #bookspinbingo! Let‘s go!

#bookspin - The Broken Girls
#doublespin - a book from the Scot Harvath Series

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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This is a story about redemption and forgiveness. The oldest Ross boy, a professional hockey player, comes back home under mysterious circumstances after more than a decade. He makes a connection with Violet, who is harboring secrets of her own. This is the 2nd in the Prince Edward Island Shores series (the first being about the middle boy, Oliver). Sweet story, if not quite realistic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 / 5 #serieslove2023

TheSpineView Fantastic!📚📚📚 2mo
Andrew65 This looks an interesting series, well done 👏👏👏 (edited) 2mo
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February #bookspin list! Focusing on getting some #serieslove2023 books checked off my list! ❤️📚 @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, then this article is for you! I‘ve read three of the books on the list and can recommend them, too - Dear Mrs Bird, The Storied Life of AJ Fickry, and Major Pettigrew‘s Last Stand.

Happy Reading!

https://bookriot.com/books-like-the-guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel-pie-societ...

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IuliaC I love the mug! 😍 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Jumping into the second book in the Prince Edward Island series. ❤️📚 #serieslove2023

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Beyond the Tides | Liz Johnson
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First in a series and a fast read, this contemporary romance has themes of forgiveness and family. The background was original - lobster fishing industry - and well researched, and the setting enchanting. While there are typical romance tropes, there‘s some depth and insight, too - especially regarding grief & loss/illness of a parent. There are also underlying Christian tones, making this a clean and chaste romance. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 / 5

#serieslove2023

TheSpineView Great job! 2mo
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Beyond the Tides | Liz Johnson
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“Grief is such a strange thing. It ebbs and flows like the tide, lying in wait only to roll in when we least expect it…And while it's fresh, the tide won't go out. It'll sit and stir on the beach, always there. Always evident."

I‘ve been missing my dad fiercely today. I‘ve no idea why today - it has been over 3 years and there‘s not a looming anniversary. Then I read this and felt it in my core. I wasn‘t expecting this book to be so insightful.

Elizabeth2 I am also someone who thinks some coincidences may be more, and know that my missing my dad so very much today, and reading this particular passage tonight are connected. ❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Beyond the Tides | Liz Johnson
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After The Nightingale, I was looking for something a little lighter. I chose this one because I have the second in the series on my shelf. I borrowed this ebook from my library and will be able to check off my first series read for #serieslove2023. Not sure it fits the bill for “light”, as the main character‘s mother is very ill. ❤️📚

TheSpineView Great start! Hope you enjoy this series. I have not read so interested to see what you think about the next book. 2mo
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How is it that I feel guilty writing this review? For the first 3/4 of the book Matthew Perry is not very likable. Then, things sort of come together and I felt pity for him. By the end there‘s the smallest amount of redemption and hope. This memoir is brutally honest. Unfortunately, it‘s also not edited well, repetitive and the timeline is jumbled. He begins something, only to go astray and never come back. I wanted to like it so much more. ⬇️

Elizabeth2 This book is dark, and sad, and depressing, and probably full of triggers for some people. The audio book is read by Matthew, and I don‘t think this is his forté. I was confused sometimes with how he chose to phrase a sentence. I hope he finds happiness. I hope he remains sober. Addiction is a horrible disease, and this memoir shows it in harsh light. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 2mo
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the nightengale | Kristin Hannah
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What a read! This novel is an epic historical fiction covering WWII from beginning to end, focusing on two women - sisters - who face different, but equal, dangers as women during the war. The story is of the women of the war who faced everyday dangers, who risked it all to help in the resistance, or keep their children safe. It‘s heart pounding, edge of your seat, nerve wracking from start to finish. Excellent storytelling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚

Elizabeth2 It was also heartbreaking - the things that humans are capable of, both heroic and horrendous. It makes the reader think, what would I have done? Could I have been so heroic, so brave? 2mo
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the nightengale | Kristin Hannah
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This book is INTENSE. For a longer book, I was surprised at how the author is able to keep the tension going the entire time. It‘s incredible - a fantastic read, but it‘s intensity means I‘m only reading it in shorter bursts. Any more than a chapter or so at a time and my nerves can‘t take it. So good. So maddening. So heartbreaking. So nerve wracking waiting for the inevitable to happen. ❤️💔

dabbe Your pups aren't nerve-wracked at all! Those sweaters! Too cute for words! ❣️🐾❣️ 2mo
Elizabeth2 @dabbe Lol! No, they were not disturbed at all by the story. 😂 2mo
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The Knitter's Bible | Claire Crompton
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Have you heard of a temperature blanket - a blanket knit with a color for the temperature of every day of the year? Well, this person is doing a book genre blanket - a blanket knit with a color for each genre for every book read for the year. Check it out: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0CQgHZLes7CusBHwCuKD8PuZ1FjFKhZ...

Deblovestoread Such a cool idea! 3mo
jewright This is awesome! I‘ve always loved the temperature idea, but this is a super cool spin! 3mo
julesG Very cool idea. 3mo
Dilara Different colours for different genres, and various stitches depending on page count. I'm intrigued. I'd like to see the finished blanket... 2mo
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#12booksof2022 October and November

Italian for Beginners was a fun, light, romp. Midnight at the Good Ideas Bookstore was unexpected, twisty, dark and well crafted. I found myself in awe of the person who can craft such a story.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Loved Midnight at the Bright Ideas Book Store. 3mo
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Quietly emotional, full of flawed characters, this is a story about love, friendship and family. It was a solid 4 ⭐️ read and my favorite book of September. ❤️📚

#12booksof2022

Andrew65 Looks a good read. (edited) 3mo
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The War Nurse: A Novel | Tracey Enerson Wood
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#12booksof2022 Day 8

This was my favorite book of August, and possibly of all year. I have gifted it to several people. I absolutely loved the inspirational story of one woman who didn‘t let traditional gender roles define her and paved the way for women after her. 5 ⭐️. ❤️📚

Andrew65 Looks good. 3mo
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the nightengale | Kristin Hannah
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Reading this next. It will be my first read of 2023, as we are about to begin our game night for NYE here. It doesn‘t help me with my series challenge, but it has been on my TBR forever. ❤️📚

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here is my #serieslove2023 list. It is ambitious, especially for someone who reads about 3.5 books a month. I love to binge read series, but if I do that here, two of these series would be all I read for the year. 😆 Thanks to @andrew65 for the spreadsheet tracking idea; I added this to my 2023 Reading Log spreadsheet so there's room to add more to the list if I find I read books in other series.

I am excited about this challenge! Let's Go!

Elizabeth2 The chart is hard to read but I couldn‘t get it any larger in this format. The series are The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, the Scot Harvath books by Brad Thor, the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, and The Enzo Files and the China Thrillers by Peter May. 3mo
TheSpineView Great series! Good luck! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved the Aurora Teagarden series. Enjoy! 3mo
Andrew65 You‘ve reminded me that I need to get back to the Scott Harvath series and also need to check if I finished the China Thrillers. Best of luck and I look forward to seeing your progress. 😁 3mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ve read almost all of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries. I think I have two more to go. 3mo
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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Woohoo! Finished my Goodreads Challenge just in the nick of time! 🎉🎉🎉🎉❤️📚 #goodreads #2022readingchallenge

AmyG Yay! 3mo
Deblovestoread 🙌🏼 3mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! Happy New Year!🎆🎈🎊 3mo
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Loved loved loved it! There were some laugh out loud moments as Stephanie, Lula and crew try to take out a kidnapper. This one felt more like the earlier books in the series, with the exception of maybe a more skilled Stephanie. Excellent escape read and the best way to finalize my 2022 reading journey. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚

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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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Missed a few days of #12booksof2022.

April: To All The Boys I‘ve Loved Before which was a 4⭐️ read for me.
May: The Namesake which was also 4⭐️.
June: I actually didn‘t finish any books in June 😳
July: Lost Roses which is a fantastic read and 5⭐️.

Andrew65 These are all pulling me in from the covers alone! 3mo
Elizabeth2 @Andrew65 I read Lost Roses in 3 days. It was unputdownable! 3mo
Andrew65 @Elizabeth2 Sounds and looks great and have stacked it. 3mo
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#12booksof2022 @Andrew65

Day 4 - April. I didn‘t have any 5 star reads in April, but this sweet story was close. ❤️📚

Close second would be The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes.

Andrew65 Love this book. 3mo
Elizabeth2 @Andrew65 it was quite touching. ❤️📚 3mo
Cinfhen I still think about this book years later!!!! Such a great read ❤️ 3mo
Andrew65 @Elizabeth2 Very much so. 3mo
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My favorite book from March was The Lewis Man, the second in the Lewis trilogy by Peter May. The first book in the series was my Feb favorite. It‘s a great trilogy! ❤️📚🎄 #12booksof2022 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Loved this series, think the third book was my favourite one and gave me one of the biggest shocks I‘ve known in books. (edited) 3mo
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I received this as a Christmas present yesterday. Wasting no time…I LOVE this series. ❤️📚

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What a sweet, wonderful story. CeeCee‘s life in her first 12 years hasn‘t been a very good one. When tragedy strikes and she goes to Savannah to be with her Great Aunt Tootie. CeeCee is introduced to a world unlike any she has known and surrounded by women who teach her about true love, learning to live with loss and finding yourself. An unforgettable cast of characters and a touching read. You will fall in love with these women. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚

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#12bookof2022 @Andrew65

Combining days 1 & 2. My favorite read from January was The Bookshop of Second Chances. Favorite from February was The Blackhouse, which is the first of a trilogy, and a 5 ⭐️ read. Loved the whole series! (Introduced to me by @EadieB - thanks Eadie!)

Andrew65 The Lewis Trilogy is a favourite of mine. 3mo
Elizabeth2 @Andrew65 it was so good. There was more depth than expected. I don‘t know that it would have been something I picked up if it weren‘t for Eadie sending it along to me. Thoroughly enjoyed it! 3mo
Andrew65 @Elizabeth2 Eadie and I read this trilogy together in a group read, usually if she likes something so do I. We have very similar tastes. 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 yes we do! 3mo
EadieB @Elizabeth2 You‘re welcome! I love this trilogy! 3mo
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

📚I do!
⏳ SO close! I am 2 books away. I‘m halfway through my book club selection currently. As long as the week after Christmas is quiet, I‘ll meet my goal. But I‘m not going to exceed it.
🎄 We host Christmas (15 people this year, which is down a few since my brother & sis in law moved to Florida), so I will be prepping Friday & Saturday, and celebrating on Sunday.

Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi 💗

Eggs Congratulations on making your goal 🎊🌟🎉 Have a lovely Christmas ❤️ 3mo
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Book lover humor from The New Yorker. 🤣 Which stage are you in?

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/the-six-stages-of-having-too-many-b...

catiewithac Definitely at “housing crisis” level! 😂 3mo
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Reading this one next for my book club. Everyone else has already started it and is loving it! ❤️📚

Wesleypaker Hello there 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think something is off with this… be careful!! 3mo
Elizabeth2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks my friend! 😘 3mo
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Good psychological thriller. Hen and her husband just moved in and have met the couple next door, Matthew and Mira. But during a friendly dinner, Hen believes she spots something that is connected to a murder she was obsessed with. So begins a game of cat and mouse. Full of suspense, interesting twists and a fast paced read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚

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Thanks for the tag @Eggs 💗 #wondrouswednesday

❄️ The coziness of all being home together during a snowstorm, and the surprising quiet of snowfall - everything is silent during a snowstorm.

☃️ All I want for Christmas is to have the best day.

📚 The newest Stephanie Plum adventure (pretty sure my hubby has already bought it for me 🥰)

Play along? Tag @Eggs and use the #.

Eggs Lovely! Yes the quiet of snow falling is a special kind of peace ❄️💙 4mo
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