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Hollie

Hollie

Joined May 2016

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”- Voltaire
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Picked up my book for my first ever book club discussion. I‘m so excited to finally get to be part of a book club. Now, to find time to read it when I‘m up to my eyeballs in grading.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice! Hope you have some great discussions. 4d
Tamra This is a compelling read - it will be hard for you to put down. 4d
Hollie @tamra I bet you‘re right! 4d
Hollie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks, I hope so, too! 4d
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Oh my goodness, what an amazing author bio! I can‘t start this #BOTM pick yet, but I‘m just dying to get it started after this. I have high hopes!

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 5d
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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I came home to #bookmail from Misty! It‘s starting to snow here, so it is perfect reading weather. Thank you so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

AmyG We just got 4 in of snow. Dark Matter is excellent. 2w
Hollie @AmyG yuck! I hope you‘re staying warm and cozy! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I hope you didn‘t have them! 💕📚 Stay warm!! 2w
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t- but now I do! 😘 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Sophie says it‘s too cold and blustery out to do anything but snuggle up and read. #catsoflitsy

ravenlee Very wise. You should take her advice! 2w
Dragon 😻 2w
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Hey @LauraBeth I just found your name in book and thought I‘d say hi! 👋🏻

Ashley_Nicoletto I love this. 🤣❤️ 3w
LauraBeth 👋👋 oohh - I NEVER see my name in a book! “Interesting no longer interested her...” 😂 @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m stacking this! 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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❤️ Plainville, KS
🧡 36
💛 history professor
💚 committed
💙 she/her
💜 it‘s my first name- not terribly creative, but easy.
#gettingtoknowyou

Bookzombie Do you teach specific periods of history? I think history professors sounds like a cool career. :) 3w
Hollie @bookzombie I teach World Civ 1500-present, US History, and Historical Methods and then also specific periods- next semester I‘m doing a social/cultural history of America 1919-1941 and I‘m super excited about it! It‘s such a fun era to study. 3w
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Your Perfect Year | Charlotte Lucas
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30 degree weather is not ideal for having all of the windows replaced in one‘s home, but Sophie and I are cuddled on the couch reading and staying warm while the poor window guy freezes. 🥶😻📚

JenlovesJT47 😻😻😻 1mo
Centique Sophie is beautiful! 1mo
Alora Soooo pretty!! 😍😍 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks Here‘s to better heating bills 🤞!! 1mo
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks yes, I hope so! 1mo
Hollie Thank you @alora @centique 😻 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 😽😽😽 1mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I did a little #audiocooking today- Copycat PF Chang‘s lettuce wraps and saffron rice. 😋

ValerieAndBooks Looks good 🤤! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks yummy 😋 1mo
Tamra I love wraps! 1mo
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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I had to be peopley this weekend at a wedding, which means that now I need to decompress and recharge. I‘ve got Cup of Calm tea and a reread of a classic that I‘m assigning next semester. #introvert #selfcare

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had to also and now I have a migraine 😫 1mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks clearly, being around people is bad for our health. I hope you get relief soon, my friend. 😘 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie I totally agree, but I wish we lived closer because I know I would enjoy being around you 💗 and thank you I just woke up again and took more medicine 🤯 1mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes, I would love that! 1mo
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I came home from a crazy day at work to find that the BOTM choices were posted. This month was an easy choice for me. #botm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are definitely book sisters 💗 1mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yep! 😘 (edited) 1mo
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Just a little light reading before bed. #research

Hollie Several pages later it says “a night with Venus means a lifetime with Mercury.” 😂 2mo
EyesOnly34 Nope. Nope. Nope. Lol 😂 2mo
Hollie @EyesOnly34 they also cauterized the sores on genitals with hot pokers...so there‘s that. 😜 1mo
EyesOnly34 @Hollie ohhhhh, delightful 👍lol 1mo
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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#covercrush #7days7covers day 7 (a day late- oops)

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Ninth Hour | K. D. Collins
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The Room on Rue Amlie | Kristin Harmel
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Those are some awesome books on that shelf!!! ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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ValerieAndBooks Every time I saw this cover, thought it was a mountain range. Didn‘t realize until now it‘s actually eyelashes!! Has been stacked for a long time. 2mo
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks it‘s a great read. Terrible title, but lovely cover! 2mo
BookwormM It‘s a great book heart breaking but important 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks Nice cover and looks good, too— stacking. 2mo
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks it‘s pretty good, but not a page turner like I expected. The story is incredible but sometimes the writing seemed stunted- but it may just be the translation. (It was originally written in Spanish.) 2mo
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Leftcoastzen I liked this book! The copy I read didn‘t have this cool cover. 2mo
Hollie @Leftcoastzen well that‘s disappointing, but I‘m glad you liked the book! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I got this one because of you! A good read. My oldest borrowed it, so I don‘t have it here right now. 2mo
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks I hope your oldest likes it. I still need to read John Cheever after having read this one. 2mo
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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

Thanks for the tag @ValerieAndBooks

Have you been tagged yet, @JacintaMCarter ? Just post a cover you love for 7 days with no explanation.

megnews I love this one too. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks That is a great cover. 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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My new earrings came in today! #rbg #dissent

LauraBeth These are 🔥 2mo
Hollie @laurabeth I can‘t wait to wear them to work tomorrow! 2mo
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I related to so much of this book, having grown up poor in rural Kansas myself. Some of her observations were striking and insightful. What got old, though, was her constant references to her imaginary unborn daughter. She spent too much time congratulating herself on not becoming a teen mother, but overall, this was a pick for me. I listened on audio- I always love when the author reads the audio version. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

britt_brooke Nice review! 2mo
Hollie Thanks! 😊 @britt_brooke 2mo
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If Only I Could Tell You | Hannah Beckerman
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It was a crazy day, but I came home to my #BOTM box!

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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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The house is clean and quiet...time to sip some coffee and read. 📚☕️

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This one will stay with me for a long time, I have a feeling. It‘s deeply sad, but powerful and moving. It‘s full of the plight of Palestinian American women, but it is also full of bookish moments and the restorative power of reading. I highly recommend it.

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I ♥️ seeing my favorite book mentioned in my current read.

I‘ve been so busy that I‘m forced to savor this one slowly instead of burning through it like I want. I‘m absolutely loving it, though.

ValerieAndBooks One of my favorites, too!! 2mo
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks you have good taste! 😍 2mo
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Starting this one with my morning coffee. Gotta love a book that begins with a quote from Audre Lorde.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#audiocoloring in my NYC coloring book. Later this afternoon we have a spa date. It is a good Saturday ♥️

vivastory Are you enjoying the book? I'm thinking of reading it later this week 3mo
squirrelbrain Love that colouring book! ❤️ 3mo
Hollie @vivastory I totally am. I‘m not sure how it would be on paper- the narrator switches so often it‘s nice to be able to hear the different voices, but I think you‘ll like it. 3mo
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Crazeedi ❣❣ the coloring book! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Looks like an illustration for ATGiB 😊! 2mo
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks ♥️♥️ ♥️ 2mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My library hold on the tagged audio book FINALLY came in. As I sit here listening to it, I realized Sophie‘s paw looks like troll hair. Those furry feet get me every time! 😻 #catsoflitsy

JenReadsAlot 😻 3mo
Leftcoastzen Adorable! 3mo
LauraBeth PSST - Sophie: in 4 short months, you‘re gonna be dressed in Christmas pajamas! 3mo
Hollie @laurabeth yep, she sure is!♥️ 3mo
Bookzombie Cute! 3mo
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Resistance Women | Jennifer Chiaverini
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This word should be “trial” not “trail”. Ugh.

This book is otherwise lovely, but these kinds of errors irritate me.

rretzler I just read an ebook that has been out for a few years and it still had misspellings and grammatical errors. How had can it be to fix an ebook and update a file? How annoying! 3mo
EyesOnly34 Now you‘re just being picky! 😝 3mo
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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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My #botm box came! I need to get busy reading so I can start these two!

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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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Eggs Wonderful!! I‘ve read 5 of these! I think we (and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ) have similar taste in authors! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We do!!! 💗💗 3mo
Susanita 💙 3mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Researching today- from the 1870 census in Ellsworth, KS. The occupants of this “house of ill fame” owned by George Palmer have some colorful occupations. Libby “diddles”, Harriet “does horizontal work”, Ettie “squirms in the dark”, and Lizzie “ogles fools”. 😂 it appears that census enumerator had a sense of humor. Ettie (Nettie) Baldwin came to Hays the next year, and is one of the subjects I‘m researching on early Hays prostitution. #historian

ValerieAndBooks Wonder if the census worker was also a customer 😂 3mo
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks 🤔 maybe they were! 😂 3mo
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The Tender Bar: A Memoir | J. R. Moehringer
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I have a thing for books set in #NewYork. #letstravelaugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I see a bookmark in The Chelsea Girls!! How is it?! 💗💗 3mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so far so good! I‘m hoping to move that bookmark a bit further this afternoon 😍 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Me too! ❤️🗽 3mo
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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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And continuing my New York nostalgia today...I chose my #botm that has a protagonist in a NYC apartment and for good measure, I threw in another with a Brooklyn setting. I have high hopes for these!

Samplergal Loved A Woman is No Man. Hard to read some of the situations, but there is a lot of chai! 3mo
Hollie @samplergal good to hear! ☕️ 3mo
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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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Oh, how I love a NYC setting. It‘s been 11 years since I‘ve been there, but next July, I get to bring Anthony and Owen the magic that is NYC. ♥️

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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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#bookmail came today! Her covers are always gorgeous. I‘m happy I pre-ordered it, even if it might be a couple of days before I can start reading it.

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I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney
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Sophie says “less reading, more petting.” She‘s definitely spoiled in this house. #catsoflitsy

LauraBeth She‘s such a floofy floof! 😻 4mo
Hollie @laurabeth indeed! 😻 4mo
Leftcoastzen Awww, I want to pet her fluffy belly!😻 4mo
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Hollie @leftcoastzen she loves a belly rub! 4mo
BookNAround Look at that beautiful floof! 4mo
Purrfectpages What a comfy kitty! 4mo
Louise Now there‘s a cat who has it goooood! 😻 4mo
Hollie @Louise yes, definitely! 4mo
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Doing some research poolside today. #professorsoflisty #historian

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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I love books about books and bookish people, and I love when I see books I‘ve read mentioned. This is the first time I‘ve seen a book mention Litsy though! Squeee!

Samplergal I read as an arc. I too was pleased with the Litsy reference! 4mo
Christine Whoa - fun! 4mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4mo
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mom2bugnbee I have heard from a few people who found Litsy as a result of reading this book! 😍 4mo
Megabooks 😎😎😎😎 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!!! 4mo
Birdsong28 Shows how much influence Litsy is having on the bookish world/community. 📚📖 4mo
Litsy Oh look! It's us! 😍 4mo
Hollie @mom2bugandbee that‘s awesome! 4mo
Hollie @samplergal now I‘m gonna be on the lookout for more! 4mo
Louise The character only has 30 books on her Litsy TBR? What a light weight! 😂📚📚📚😆 4mo
Hollie @Louise right?! She must have been new lol. 4mo
LiteraryinLititz But now I want to know if the author is actually on Litsy! I hope so! 3mo
Hollie @LiteraryinLititz I looked up her name and it didn‘t show anything, but she could be under another name! 3mo
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The Lost Wife | Alyson Richman
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Just a few #1940s books plucked from my home bookshelf. Can you tell WWII era settings are my jam? #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Maggie_Reads WWII books are my jam too! Loved 4mo
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Preceding this page she explains that CNN asked her about “mommies and politics” and she responded that she “thought it was a little condescending for anyone to call me ‘Mommy‘ unless they‘d personally come out of my ‘lady garden.‘” I concur. #garden #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣 I agree!!!! 4mo
cathysaid Love her. She's hilarious. Did you see her Twitter rant against Amazon on Twitter? I think it was yesterday. Good stuff. 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I must agree too! 😂😂😂🌼 4mo
Hollie @cathysaid no, but I‘m going to look it up now! 4mo
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It wouldn‘t be a holiday for me if I wasn‘t at some point off in a corner reading while my family played together (in this case, bags). I forgot my book, so I am doing a reread of this gem that I bought for my sister years ago and she refused to read. Ugh. I‘m laughing out loud and they are looking at my like I‘m crazy. Jenny Lawson would appreciate this.

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The Sisters Chase | Sarah Healy
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Diving into this book and this açaí bowl this morning ?

Eggs Great book! 4mo
Hollie @eggs thanks, it was a gift from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💕 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That looks good!! I loved this book!! ❤️ 4mo
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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Sophie and I decided that finishing the tagged book took priority over the gym or getting work done this morning. That can wait. 😻

Mitch Sophie made a good choice! 🤣 4mo
Leftcoastzen Hehehe ! Fluffy tummy! 4mo
AlaMich 😻😻😻 4mo
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Secrets of a Charmed Life | Susan Meissner
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I came home from state baseball in KC (roughly 5 hours from home) this weekend to find a box from Misty @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks waiting for me. I can‘t wait to read these! Idk which one to start with because they all look so good. 😍 thank you, Misty, my sweetest friend. Love you!! ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome sweet friend!! Love you too!! 😘❤️ 4mo
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Anthony knocked it out of the park for birthday gifts this morning. I‘m so excited about this new kindle paper white and my #smashthepatriarchy necklace! Not pictured is a painting by my fav contemporary artist, Leonid Afremov. It‘s so gorgeous ♥️. I was going to get some research done today, but I think I‘ll read on my new kindle instead! Thank you Litsy family for making these last few years the best few years!

Avanders 😍 5mo
JoScho He did an amazing job! 5mo
Hollie @joscho he is a keeper! 5mo
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Freespirit Happy Birthday! 5mo
Hollie Thank you @freespirit 5mo
Leftcoastzen That‘s awesome!Happy Birthday!🎂 5mo
squirrelbrain Great job! Have a great day! 🎉📚🍰 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday sweet friend!!!! 💞💞💞💞 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 5mo
youneverarrived That necklace is amazing!! Happy Birthday 🍷💕 5mo
Bklover Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day! 5mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 5mo
readordierachel Happy birthday! 🎉 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Is your tbr list up to date?! Asking for a friend 😉❤️😘 5mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it should be, is yours? 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie it wasn‘t my birthday!!! I‘m so sorry I‘m late!!! 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️❤️❤️😘😘 5mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I always enjoy your mail no matter when it comes. I keep forgetting to buy stamps 😏 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie I‘ve started ordering them online because I never have time to go to the PO!! ❤️ 5mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This was utterly delightful. My only complaint is that the title absolutely needs the Oxford comma. Seriously. I listened to the audio so I didn‘t notice the lack of Oxford comma until I finished, though. I loved Alex and Henry and pals Nora and June and the escapism that was a White House run by a female present in 2016 with a beautiful blended family. The audio narrator was fantastic for the part. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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My current audio book has a very #sassyMC and I‘m listening with my sassy cat, Sophie. MC Alex lives in the White House with his mom, the president, and finds himself falling for Prince Henry of England, who was previously his frenemy. I‘m thoroughly enjoying this and thankful I could get it on audio because I‘ve had such a terrible headache the past few days that I haven‘t felt up to much reading. #jazzyjune

wanderinglynn Sophie is so cute! All that fluff! ❤️🐱 5mo
Eggs Hope your headache 🤕 resolves soon ❤️ Thanks for playing my challenge 🤗👏🏻 5mo
Crazeedi I'm sure sophie will help you feel better, hugs❣ 5mo
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EyesOnly34 I love this cat, Hollie. 5mo
Hollie Thank you @eggs it is a little better today! 5mo
Hollie Thank you @crazeedi @wanderinglynn 😻😻 5mo
Hollie @EyesOnly34 I do, too! 😻 5mo
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“I have always imagined that #paradise will be a kind of library.” This button, from my sweet friend @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks on my LOC bag, will be going with me to the library to do research today. So maybe it won‘t be the Library of Congress, but the public library is still a paradise. #jazzyjune #songsofsummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww and I your bag!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Susanita I have this bag too. 😀 5mo
Eggs Lovely 😍❤️🎶 5mo
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Hollie @susanita it‘s the one I use to bring my stuff to class every day. I love it! 5mo
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Sophie and I are reading on the couch tonight with a Cup of Calm tea. #catsoflitsy

Crazeedi 👋 Sophie!! You're sweet! 5mo
Hollie @crazeedi 😻 5mo
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I know this much is true,
The last romantics speak
Behind the beautiful forevers, beneath a scarlet sky.
The living shout the history of love.
#spinepoetry #jazzyjune

Bklover Lovely!!!!👏👏👏 5mo
StayCurious So creative! 5mo
Leftcoastzen 👍👏❤️ 5mo
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charl08 Nicely done. 5mo
Eggs Ohhhh you nailed it/ so beautiful 😍 🥇💗🤗 5mo
cathysaid *mic drop* 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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