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Gaylagal2

Gaylagal2

Joined January 2018

I like to read true crime, biographies, general nonfiction, general fiction and more! "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend"..Groucho Marx
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The Suspect by Fiona Barton
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It is day 4 of my vacation and I'm still sicker than a dog (excuse the pun Chico). So again today I've surrounded myself with good things to read, watch some ID channel and sleep.....again.
Has anybody checked out The Morning Show on Apple+? It's fabulous!

#saturdays

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you feel better soon 💞 3d
Sace Get well soon! 3d
Eggs May you feel much better very soon🙂 3d
LiteraryinLititz So sorry you‘re sick on your break! 3d
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1. It's a toss up between The Game of Life and Scrabble.
2. Maine, always Maine.
3. So so.
4. Discovery of Witches
5. Any big Christmas plans?

@howjessreads
#friyayintro

Beatlefan129 I love a good game of Life! 4d
Crazeedi Staying at home!! 4d
TheDaysGoBy I‘d like to see Maine. Seems beautiful! Little early to tell what my Christmas plans are but it will no doubt involve family time which will be fun with my young nephews 4d
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gradcat Same as @Crazeedi ... Christmas is very low-key around my house. 4d
Crimson613 why maine? as for christmas plans, nothing. just cook food, eat it, and then spend time with the family. high chance of playing loteria (mexican bingo). possibly opening presents and then going to bed xD it's just like every year 4d
ljuliel Our holidays are very quiet, so it‘ll just be a nice dinner . 4d
TheLibrarian Love Maine!! I hope you get to go. 4d
wanderinglynn Sadly not this year. 4d
Gaylagal2 @ljuliel @TheLibrarian @gradcat @wanderinglynn @Crazeedi @TheDaysGoBy @Beatlefan129 @Crimson613 Wow, thanks for all the great replies! I've been very sick with strep & bronchitis and you've all made me feel so much better🤙I'm hoping our Christmas is low key, just like I like it to be🤓 3d
TheDaysGoBy @Gaylagal2 Sorry you haven‘t been feeling well. Hope you get better soon! 3d
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1. The discovery of new books, people and ideas in the reading world.
2. I'm weird, but no pictures of food (sorry).
3. Better hash tags and announcing of swaps, groups and so on. Many people miss out because it's difficult to find.
4. I try to once a week - I can do better!
5. Swaps, questionare, read along.
6. Wow, tough one. Not sure but part of it is my answer above (hashtags)
#keeplitsyactive
Thanks for questionare!

@ljuliel

ljuliel Thank you for posting. I like to see the pictures of food too. 👍🏼 (edited) 5d
Crimson613 I recommend following @LitsyHappenings , they post events happening on litsy :D 5d
Gaylagal2 @Crimson613 Thanks, I visit it often. My point (should have made it more clear) is that sign are open for a short period and wish there was more time. What do I know? Hahaha😁 4d
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The Invited | Jennifer McMahon
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🍁The Invited and The Witches
🍁 The Lying Game
🍁 The cooler weather and colors.

# weekend reads @rachelsbrittain

Jee_HookedOnBookz Yay to cooler weather! ❤️ ❤️ 1w
Gaylagal2 @Jee_HookedOnBookz You betcha sister!🤙🥰 1w
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Suspect | Fiona Barton
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It's Sunday morning and I've been awake since 3AM, reading in my favorite (very old) fluffy robe and finishing this amazing book. The Suspect is so worth your time and in my personal opinion is Fiona Barton's best novel yet!
I won't post any spoilers here, but just read the first couple of chapters and see if your hooked 🤓

kstadt929 I have had this on my TBR for a while! I need to bring it out!! 1w
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I absolutely love this box I received from someone, but unfortunately I can't find you on Litsy to thank you. And I'm also sorry but I just couldn't make out your screen name written on the box.....sorry!😬
Please, if this looks familiar could you post a comment? 😘🥰

#nightmareswap
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan wOW. lOVE THE HAUL. @RVNCLAWWHOVIAN 2w
RvnclawWhovian Haha yes thats from me! Apparently in my haste to make sure it got to you in time I forgot to include my handle 😂 And so sorry it was down to the wire! One of the main things I ordered off of Etsy still hasn‘t arrived but I‘ll send it to you as soon as I get it. Happy Halloween 👻🎃 (edited) 2w
Gaylagal2 @RvnclawWhovian No worries! 🥰 I absolutely loved everything and thank you so much!! Only one little problem-the extremely cute coffee mug was shattered in the box 😬 I wasn't going to tell you because I didn't want you to feel bad, but not telling didn't feel quite right to me. I'd want to be told if I was on the other side😘 No worries about that either....I'm soooooo happy with everything you sent. The tea towels are the best!🤙 ❤️ Thank you! 1w
RvnclawWhovian @Gaylagal2 Oh no I‘m so sorry! That‘s my bad, I should have wrapped that up better. I had another cute mug that was an option but I went with the one I sent you because it was more Halloween-y. I just got notification the item I bought off of Etsy is finally shipping to me so as soon as I get that, I‘ll ship it to you with the other mug much more carefully wrapped lol (edited) 4d
Gaylagal2 @RvnclawWhovian Please don‘t go to any trouble......the box was so awesome just like it is! Seriously, I loved it😃Isn't Etsy the best? Thank you ❤️ 4d
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Part 2
So many goodies! I'm thrilled and thank you Jenni!
@sprainedbrain

#basicwitchswap

Meaw_catlady Oooh amazing treasures! Happy Halloween!! 🖤🎃 2w
sprainedbrain You are so welcome. Blessed Samhain! 🖤🖤🖤 2w
sprainedbrain I got a very nice thank you card in the mail today! You are too kind 😊 1w
Gaylagal2 @sprainedbrain No you are and thank you for being so thought and sweet! Cheers to future book swaps with you and many others!!🤙 6d
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WOW and WOW!!I'm doing a serious happy dance @sprainedbrain (Jenni). You are the sweetest and thank you from the bottom of my heart 🥰

#basicwitchswap

sprainedbrain You are so welcome! I hope you like everything... I thought that cup was adorable. 🖤 2w
hermyknee Oooh I love that mug! 2w
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Look what‘s here! Very excited to open tomorrow 🤓

@LibrarianRyan
#nightmareswap #litsyswaps

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HBO is running a Silicon Valley marathon....yessss! One of my favorite shows ever🤙 So in between reading, walking the dog and drinking coffee, I'll be binge watching 🤣😂
#siliconvalley

Tashaxlynn So excited sit down and to watch the new episode tonight! 2w
Gaylagal2 @Tashaxlynn Me too! It's been gone for so long and I've missed it. Between Silicon Valley and the Watchmen, HBO is killing it🤙 2w
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Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Another beautiful fall Sunday reading on the porch..my favorite place 🤙 Where's your favorite place on Sunday to read?
#Sundays #sundayreading #fall

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LibrarianRyan Trahhhh 2w
thereadingunicorn Hate that miss all the good swaps ☹️ 2w
sprainedbrain Hooray! 🧙🏼‍♀️ 2w
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Invited | Jennifer McMahon
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? "The Invited" by Jennifer Mcmahon. One of my favorite writers...she never disappoints.
? Yes...it would drive me crazy if I didn't ?
? No thank you
? 7 1/2
? @Craftylikefox

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Lookie what was waiting for me....yaaah!

#basicwitchswap #bws
@sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain Hooray!! I‘m so excited for you to open it up. 🖤 3w
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Diabolical Summer | Thierry Smolderen
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At my small town local library, I was surprised to see Diabolical Summer on the bookshelf (the religious nutbags tried to ban it🤬- in my personal opinion, if you're going to be a librarian you need to consider checking ALL your personal beliefs and opinions at the door🤙). Anyway, I found this #graphicnovel so good and I highly recommend it! The story and the artwork are worth your time 🤓

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Suspect | Fiona Barton
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First fall bonfire in the backyard this year. Loving it!
#saturdayreads 🤙🤓

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Suspect | Fiona Barton
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🎃 The Suspect
🎃 Black
🎃 Saw a mated pair of bald eagles fly over our home and then perch in a tree in our front field.
🎃 I can whistle very loud (without my fingers) and snap my fingers. 😁
🎃 @Jee_HookedOnBookz
 @sprainedbrain
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

Crazeedi Number 3, how awesome!! 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for thinking of me, Gayla! ❤️ ❤️ Guess I'm too late for this now 😅 1mo
Gaylagal2 @Jee-hookedonbookz next time my friend. I'll watch out for swaps and you watch to ok? 🤓😁 And well both sign up!😁 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Gaylagal2 oki doki my friend! If it's a good swap! I'm kinda trying to stay away from swaps at the moment 😅 3w
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Suspect | Fiona Barton
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So a severe thunderstorm just woke me out of a sound sleep, and I made some coffee. My country Walmart finally got this new Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte creamer and I snatched up the last one. Let me tell you....this shit is awesome!!! I'm picky about some of this stuff, but you've got to try it☕️ It is sweet, so a little goes a long way. Great coffee/book companion. Worth the every penny of the $4.89 I paid...LOL!😄👌
#litsycoffee

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The City | Dean Koontz
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EadieB @Gaylagal2 That one is kind of interesting! 2mo
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Voices in the Ocean | Susan Casey
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The Institute | Stephen King
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EadieB @Gaylagal2 Nice cover! 2mo
Librarybelle I like this cover! 2mo
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EadieB @Gaylagal2 Nice covers! 2mo
Librarybelle I do like these covers! 2mo
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Suspect | Fiona Barton
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It's a cloudy, cool Sunday morning here. Me and my granddog Maggie are hanging out and doing a lot of reading....perfection! Isn't she adorable?❤️ She's Shih Tzu and Yorkie. What a combo....lol. I'm completely and totally in love with her🐾🥰

#dogsoflitsy #sunday

mcipher What a cutie! Her fur looks so soft. 💗 2mo
Gaylagal2 @mcipher OH it's super soft! And she just loves to be petted and talked to🥰 2mo
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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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Today is a very lazy Labor Day for me. How about you? I'm enjoying a good book, crossing my fingers for all of you in the path of #Dorian and watching ET.

#LaborDay
@Stephaniereads1

TheDaysGoBy Sounds nice and relaxing! 2mo
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The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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☕️Coffee
?Fiction
?Light
?Dogs
. Oracle
?Practice and Story
?Plants
?If going by Cardinal, I'd have to say East: "Beginnings" Animal-Eagle, Element-Air, Crystal-Celestite and Citrine.

#basicwitchswap

@sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
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@Stephaniereads1 look what I got today.....so fricken excited!!!

Thank you so very much 🤙🥰🤓
#mysterymessageswap

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Absolutely loved every single moment about this audio book! I've been a fan of Billy Jensen for years and his book just sealed it for me 🤙
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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My #BOTM pick is The Whisper Man.....looks super freaky!
Whats your pick?🤔😉

nelehelen I picked this one too! 3mo
Lovesbooks87 I would have picked this one but I have an ARC of it. Still haven't read it yet. But I picked Well Met, The Turn of the Key, and That's What Frenemies Are For. 3mo
Butterflyamore I read an ARC of The Whisper Man and I loved it. Otherwise I would have picked that one, too. I picked The Reckless Oath We Made and added on Leaving the Witness and House of Salt and Sorrows. 3mo
cherinium This is the one I picked. Based on reviews I've seen, I was really excited to see that it was a BOTM selection. None of the others caught my interest at all. 3mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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And these are the amazing Funko's and puzzle I received from Stacy. So very sweet and I love it so much!!❤️. Thank you!!!🥰🤙

#happeebirthdaeharryswap

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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This is the first picture of my amazing box from Stacy-31 (I'm having trouble finding her here). Love it all!🤙❤️😘

#happeebirthdaeharryswap

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This is NOT for the faint of heart...you've been warned. But with that said, there is a wealth of history and information. This case truly helped authorities to find and prosecute serial killers. And also to keep children safer.
Very well researched and well written.

AmyG Looks good. Thanks. 4mo
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Cemetery Road | Greg Iles
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Chico and I successfully walked to the mailbox and back. Huge progress! I'm even go to venture out to the post office 😬 I'm tired but I did it🤙

Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and kind thoughts 😘

Megabooks Awesome!! 4mo
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Fourth of July Creek | Smith Henderson
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@wen4blu These chocolates look soooooo yummmyyy! Thank you again!

#summersantagoespostal2019
@BookishMarginalia

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Fourth of July Creek | Smith Henderson
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@wen4blu I can't wait to dive into these amazing books that have been on my list for awhile. Your so sweet and kind with this package and I can't thank you enough. You've made getting well so much easier 😘🤙❤️

Part 2
#summersantagoespostal2019
@BookishMarginalia

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The Child | Fiona Barton
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@wen4blu My apologies for this late post as I've been very ill the last couple of weeks or so.
Thank you so very much for this incredibly awesome package....I'm just blown away with your thoughtfulness!😘 I love every single thing: chocolates, books, chocolates....LOL

Part 1
#summersantagoespostal2019
@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia We‘re very glad you‘re feeling better 5mo
wen4blu Hooray, I'm so glad you like your package! Take care of yourself and feel better soon. 5mo
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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@Jee_HookedOnBookz OK, this part 2 of my post. Since coming home this morning, I keep picking my homemade book up to discover even more amazing things in it....it's like Christmas for the nerd in me🤓 You captured everything I love. And oh my the work you did on this.....WOW!! I truly want everyone out there in #litsy to realize how amazing this gal is🥰
Thank you again so much!!! 🤙😘
#mysterymessageswap
@TheReadingMermaid

Jee_HookedOnBookz You're so welcome! You're too kind! ❤️ ❤️ Have you found Stephen King's short story which I included in there too? Hope you enjoy it! ☺️ 5mo
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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@Jee_HookedOnBookz my sincere apologies for this late post and late opening of your truly amazing gifts! I've been very ill with phemonia and a "lung virus" for the last couple of weeks or so. I'm finally home (as of today) and on the mend, super stoked to be among the living ?
Your homemade book for me has made me cry, laugh out loud and just made my recovery! I'm speaking complete and total truth here. THANK YOU...TBC
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Firstly, welcome back! Take good care of yourself and feel better soon! Secondly, I'm so glad you like the homemade book! I had it all planned out and made just for you! Hope you enjoy the contents and goodies in it too :) Did the chocolate survive in the package? 😅 5mo
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1. As a kid it was always Squeeg. Ughhh🙄 Can't believe I said that in public😬
2. This book sucked and so did the title -The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
3. Rarely does it ruin it. I read for me and to enjoy the story🤙
4. I LOVE book covers! A lot of thought and effort goes into them. But it won't be the decider for reading it.
@ruskigurl16 @Lovesbooks87 @sprainedbrain

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 5mo
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And look at the funko @Stephaniereads1 got me...awesome🤙🥰

#graphicnovelandmangaswap

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Thank you so much Stephanie...I'm blown away by your kindness and super excited about my pre orders!! You are just the sweetest and I LOVE everything 😘😘😘

@Stephaniereads1
#graphicnovelandmangaswap

Stephaniereads1 You‘re welcome. I just did what we signed up for 3 books and 3 bookish items plus snacks. I hope you enjoy. 5mo
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Cemetery Road | Greg Iles
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Reading on the porch before it gets too dam hot 🤓

#weekendreads

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Cemetery Road | Greg Iles
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I'm probably way to late in posting this and I'm so sorry!! ☹️
1. I'd have to say as long as it's in the genres I like - mystery/Thriller, general fiction, memoirs, nonfiction.
2. Stephen King!
3. Nope
4. Gosh. Game of Thrones for sure.
5. None, with the exception of that peice of shit trump and his entire "clan" ?
6. Sweet
7. I don't mind
8. Love them
9. Not really ?
#mysterymessageswap

@TheReadingMermaid

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This was waiting for me today! I'm so excited @wen4blu !!

#summersantagoespostal2019

@BookishMarginalia

wen4blu Hope you like it! 6mo
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It's here Stephaniereads1 !! 🥰 Thank you and yours should be arriving by Thursday 😘

#graphicnovelandmangaswap
@PagesByTheWater

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In the mail baby!!🤙🥰📬📦

#graphicnovelandmangaswap #gnms

@PagesByTheWater

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I finished it and it was amazing!! I highly, highly recommend this great novel to everyone. I'm not sure what took me so long to finally read it bit I'm super glad I did 🤓

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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This is my #BOTM choice. I read the first couple of chapters and a synopsis, it sounds really great. What did you guys choose?
Also, my Litsy buddy @BookwormAHN told me about the new BFF program that's now live at BOTM and you should check it out....lots of goodies 🥰

BookwormAHN 😺😺 6mo
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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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🦋 Coffee!
🦋 Usually sweet.
🦋 Dogs
🦋 Both, but man there is nothing like walking and reading on the beach 🤙
🦋 @Kaye @Gissy @tdrosebud

#summersantagoespostal
#summerthisorthat

Kaye Thanks for the tag. I didn‘t fill this out since I‘m not doing the exchange but thank you for thinking of me. 6mo
Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 6mo
Gissy Thank you for the tag @Gaylagal2 I did it. Like most of the time, my responses include both alternatives☺️ 6mo
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Billy Jensen's audio book is fucking brilliant! The story, his voice and his writing skills make this a hit🤙

#sundayreads

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🐝 Shades of blue...all
🐝 Mystery/Thriller
🐝 Wow, tough one. I'd say crochet/knitting, bird watching and painting/making birdhouses.
🐝 Chocolate!
🐝 Game of Thrones and there is no way I can pick one favorite movie...haha. So I'll say The Hangover, A Star is Born and most of the Harry Potter Series.
🐝 I'll have to get back to you...sorry. 😬
#gnmswap #gettingtoknowyou

@PagesByTheWater