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Kelican17

Kelican17

Joined May 2016

Teacher, book enthusiast, lover of weird animals, professional napper.
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I'll Be Your Blue Sky: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos
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Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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The TARDIS. | Justin Richards
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My parents helped me nerd out this week by stopping at this #littlefreelibrary in Detroit! It was huge, btw. Whoever made it, painted the inner set of doors to look this the inside of the TARDIS. You slide the inner set of doors open to get to the books! It was pretty frickin‘ cool. 😃😎📚💚 @Wife

Alfoster Soooo cool! 3mo
BookwormAHN Wow! 3mo
sudi That is so cool!!! 😍 3mo
TheSpineView 💜💜💜📚 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Big twist at the end, and not the twist I was expecting!

Quirkybookworm One of the best!! 4mo
Kelican17 @Quirkybookworm 🤗🤗🤗 4mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This story had me shaking my head, muttering outloud, and exclaiming “Oh my god” or “unbelievable” during car rides when I listened to it. Some of it was difficult to listen to and it just reaffirms the fact that you never really know what someone is living.

rather_be_reading totally agree! 2mo
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I think the relationships in this book made me love it so much. Between humans and animals, humans and humans, young and old. As in any relationship there are moments of joy and pain, growth and loss. This book explores all of it and more! 💚🐙💚

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Really enjoyed this book!! The narrator was great. The story was super interesting and the outcome was bizarre and unbelievable!

Addison_Reads The outcome of this one still irritates me, but this was such a surprisingly good read for me. 5mo
Kelican17 @Addison_Reads yes! I couldn‘t believe his sentence and his diagnosis! I don‘t think he feels any remorse to this day. Unbelievable. 5mo
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Audio-walking on this hot, hot afternoon. Needed a break from the sun for a few minutes, but the breeze and shade is so nice that I think I have been sitting here for close to 45 minutes! Also- this book is fascinating! 🦆🐓🦃🦜🦢🦚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Wife I told you! We have another for our list of likes-in-common. Maybe we‘re the Nonfiction Girls? 5mo
Kelican17 @Wife maybe!! I just started The Soul of an Octopus 🐙. Have you read it? 5mo
Wife @kelican17 Yes, it was good, but I felt so bad for the octopus. Uncomfortably bad. And sad. 😢 5mo
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I heard they were making a HBO show based on a book called His Dark Materials. So I hunted down the book and learned it was a trilogy. When I was done reading it, I noticed it was a Young Readers book. I felt like it was “a bit much” for a young reader. My next thought was “HBO is making a show based on a YOUNG READERS book???” 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Powered_By_Plants Just starting this 😍 it‘s been on my shelf for far too long now . 5mo
Kelican17 @Powered_By_Plants 👍🏻😁 5mo
emz711 So excited for the show! 5mo
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This story was extraordinary. Made even more interesting by the fact that the author is an expert on brains and mental illness- and she began to experienced symptoms of mental illness- and then could remember and EXPLAIN to the reader what was going on in her body!!! I mean, whoa. The epilogue almost got me 😥😥

Wife You seem to be getting into NF lately. This one sounds good. Scribd?💚 7mo
Kelican17 @Wife NF on audio only. Physical books i like fiction. 7mo
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I really enjoyed listening to this book. A lot of lightbulbs went off as I noticed similarities between the author and my thought processes and behaviors. The book is making me reconsider the way i live and think!

Wife Another book we disagree on🙄. What is it with us? 7mo
Kelican17 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
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Imagine being stuck in traffic, laughing so hard you are crying, and wondering what all of the other people in their cars are thinking about you. That was this book. From start to finish.

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Mehso-so

I was excited to read this book. I wanted to like this book. But it was a frustrating read. I feel like I know more about William Randolph Hurst, Walt Disney, and SFX departments than I do about Milicent Patrick.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Loved it. Two thumbs up. Go read/listen to it.

JHSiess Loving it. Of course, I admire both of them. 8mo
Wife Another book that we both like! What is this, the second or third? #differenttastes 8mo
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A Star for Mrs. Blake | April Smith
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Overall I liked the storyline and the characters in this book. I was a little confused on a couple of the storylines- why they turned out the way they did and at least one of them seemed unfinished to me. I grabbed this book as i walked by it at the library. I didn‘t even slow down! I just liked the book cover 🙂

tpixie It is a great cover!! 8mo
monalyisha Also commenting to show appreciation for the cover! What is it about it exactly? 😍 (edited) 5mo
Kelican17 @monalyisha the cover is lovely isn‘t it! Historical fiction- follows the story of a mother who‘s son was killed in France during WW1. The US gov. sent the mothers of these boys to Europe to visit their graves because the families decided not to have their remains shipped back (for various reasons). Lighthearted and hopeful with both happy and sad moments. 5mo
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monalyisha Oh thanks! I meant: what is it about the cover that makes it so special? 😉 5mo
Kelican17 @monalyisha oof! 😂 nothing particularly special about it. But when i go to the library I usually don‘t go with a book in mind. I wander the aisles until something “catches my eye.” This one did! 5mo
monalyisha @Kelican17 I think, for me, it might be that it looks like soft, embroidered leather. It looks “fine” & “handmade,” but also a bit worn. It‘s definitely an awesome design! 5mo
monalyisha @Kelican17 I should do more browsing. I‘m so adherent to my TBR & pre-reading reviews. 5mo
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I LOVED this book. David Fairchild traveled the world, married one of Alexander Graham Bell‘s daughters, helped to create the U.S. Department of Agriculture, introduced many of the foods that you eat today, and is responsible for the the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C.! I mean— what a life and thanks for the avocados!
Etta is getting real fed up with life in front of the camera, but approves this book.

Wife Cute pic of Miss #Mayhem. You‘re up early. 💚 9mo
Kelican17 @Wife not by choice #teacherlife 😑 9mo
Wife I‘ll work tonight if I can sleep, but I‘m wide awake. Considering Benadryl 🤔. I‘m surprised you liked a nonfiction book so much. 9mo
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Kelican17 @Wife I‘m trying to get into biographies. Also- food focused. Kind of my thing. 🥑🍇🍋 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Your cat is beautiful!🐾❤️ 9mo
Kelican17 @JanuarieTimewalker13 thank you! 💚 9mo
Nute You reminded me that I had an interest in this book. Thanks! 4mo
Kelican17 @Nute 🤗📚💚 4mo
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Very cool graphic novel! Very quick intro for YA and students- it describes what was going on without getting too in depth, but it also doesn‘t gloss over the struggles and hardship that many people faced during this time in our history.
Etta approves.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Etta❤️ 9mo
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Too creepy for me 😬
Etta wasn‘t impressed either.

Butterflyamore The disapproval really shows in Etta‘s face. 9mo
Kelican17 @Butterflyamore i know, right?! 😂 9mo
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This one was between a pick and a so-so for me, but I went with a 👍🏻 because I gained a new perspective on so many little things that i may not have experience with, but were a part of the author‘s everyday life. Always a good thing.

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Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed listening to this book. It kept my attention and I liked the narrator. I might see if the same narrator reads any other books I might be interested in. Also.... i totally called it, from early on in the story. Mystery solved. Go me. 🤗

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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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Jody! I love everything! That bag is amazing and the personalized keychain- guess how many times in my life I have found my name (spelled correctly) on anything!! Zip, zero, nada!!! I wore the socks today, i already opened the chocolate, and I am excited to read the book! Thank you! Happy Valentines Day!!! 💚💚💚 #jb @JoScho

JoScho Yay! I could never find anything with my name either! I am so glad you like everything. You were a fabulous Swap partner! Happy Valentine‘s Day Kellie 🥰🌹 10mo
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Listened to the audiobook after reading the suggestions in Litsy comments. I was not disappointed! I love them both, and listening to them talk about their lives was funny, interesting, surprising, and heartwarming. 👍🏻👍🏻

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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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I have had this book on my TBR forever. I finally listened to the audiobook and I am glad I did! I enjoyed listening to Anthony Bourdain narrate it and I couldn‘t believe some of the stuff that goes on in the food industry! 😳😳😳

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Interesting take on a classic story.
Snow White is pretty awesome.
The illustrations were beautifully done.
#stackattck2019

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Untitled | Unknown
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@irre - thank you for my surprise package!! You made my day with your letter and all of the goodies!! They are very much appreciated 💚 I‘m excited to read these books- Maid sounds really good. 😀 Again, your kindness and thoughtfulness made me smile and we keep me busy this weekend ☃️☃️☃️

irre You‘re welcome! 💕💕 10mo
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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This was always a favorite of mine. I listened to the audiobook read by Kate Winslet. She does some great voices 😀

Wife Up for another audiobook?🎧 or still not your thing? 10mo
Kelican17 @Wife I‘m listening to Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain while i cook and puzzle. I also saved another book that i heard is better if you listen to it. 10mo
Wife I listened to Kitchen Confidential, but it wasn‘t a favorite. Even though AB read it, and I like(d) him, he wasn‘t the best for me to listen to. 10mo
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I truly enjoyed this book. It was amazing how Gaiman weaved the ancient gods into modern day life. Not just one or two, but dozens of gods from all different cultures and points of history. I enjoyed the different ways the gods originally came to America as well. Last but not least- Shadow and Laura. I felt for him, rooted for him, and hoped the best for him in the end. Laura- damn, I did not see that coming- fist pump for you, girl.

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1. American Gods- Neil Gaiman
2. Ravenclaw
3. Gravity Falls & Grace and Frankie
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Stacy_31 Hello, fellow Ravenclaw! 👋👋 10mo
Kelican17 👋🏻👋🏻 I should really reread HP. It‘s been so long, but there are so many other books to read!! 10mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💙💙 10mo
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Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Starting my three day weekend (snow days are the best) with a kitty and a book. This book is a beast but I just made it to the halfway point! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 #mayhem #teacherslovesnowdays #gonnasleepallweekend ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Wife I think Miss #Mayhem Kitty likes snow ❄️ days too. ❤️ 10mo
Kelican17 @Wife i think she is going to be really excited come Monday when I leave and she gets the house to herself. We are very similar like that. #mayhem 10mo
Wife Peas in a pod. 10mo
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irre Snow days certainly are the best!! Enjoy your weekend. Putting your letter in the mail today. 10mo
Kelican17 @irre how is the weather by you? I heard you are/were getting slammed with a big snowstorm?? 10mo
irre @Kelican17 No snow days yet 😞 We were supposed to get a lot of snow last weekend but it turned out to be mostly rain. No snow in the forecast right now. 10mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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@JoScho i totally forgot to snap a pic, but I dropped your #jbminivalentineswap package at the post office earlier today! @kaye

Kaye Thanks for the heads up @Kelican17 💕 10mo
JoScho Yay!!! Thanks Kellie 💝😊 10mo
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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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Carolyn11215 Narwhals are awesome! What‘s not to love about the unicorns of the sea??!! 10mo
LibrarianRyan Incan drive a stick too 10mo
Kaye Very cool you have 2 different colored eyes. The last OB DOC I had, had a blue and a green eye. 10mo
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Kelican17 @Carolyn11215 i know, right?!? 😍 (edited) 10mo
Kelican17 @LibrarianRyan it was not my favorite when I had to learn, but I love it now! 10mo
Kelican17 @kaye 😀💚💙😀 10mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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It arrived safe and sound!!! @JoScho #jb

JoScho Yay!!! 💕❤️💕❤️ 10mo
Kaye Thanks for letting me know Kelly. 10mo
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Recommended reading pages 2 & 3.

suvata Read them all, and you are right! 11mo
Wife ⛄️ 11mo
Kelican17 @Wife i remember you liked that book! 11mo
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Recommended reading page 1.

hermyknee Added the first book! I love Patrick Rothfuss, too! 11mo
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I loved this book. Magical- but not too much. Wild animals- but not too wild. Love story- but not too cutesy. Happy ending- very much so. 👏🏻🥰🐺🐝

hermyknee Yes!! It‘s so good! I adored this book 💜💙💚💛🧡♥️ 11mo
Kelican17 @hermyknee did your copy have a list of recommended books in the back? I am investigating all of them 🕵🏻‍♀️😀📚 11mo
hermyknee No, mine doesn‘t, but I‘d love to see the list! 11mo
Kelican17 @hermyknee i will take pics and tag you. 11mo
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Me: **chuckles quietly** 😏😏😏

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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Loved this book. It was along the same lines of The Little Prince- which I also love. I really liked all of the interesting twists and turns in the shepherd‘s life. #firstbookof2019

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Good GN! Quick read and it‘s a true story!

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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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In my defense, I was left unsupervised in a large independent bookstore for over an hour.

Bookishthoughts That's right, shame on them. 🤣 11mo
Kelican17 @LazyDays 😂😂😂 11mo
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I‘ve been thinking about staring a bullet journal for awhile but didn‘t want to spend $$$ on a notebook until I was sure I would keep it going. I found this one on clearance and went for it! What are some things you have found helpful when journaling? What do you keep track of? Thoughts? Ideas? Also- happy National Puzzle Month! My nephew and I finished this puzzle this morning to celebrate! 🧩 🧩🧩

MelissaSue81 Great find! I don‘t think I‘m organized enough to bullet journal. 11mo
Stacy_31 Love your puzzle! I'm keeping an eye on this post because I also want to bullet journal, but am unsure where to start. 11mo
SaturnDoo I love my bujos. I have used them for a couple years now. I have one set up like a pre printed planner for my appts,daily tasks etc. I have one I use just for reading. The goal is to set it up how you want to so you will continue to use it. Track what is important to you. If you don't like this month's set up, change it next month. Play with it. Find your likes/dislikes. Lots of great page examples online. 11mo
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Kelican17 @Stacy_31 thanks! I have found some good ideas on pinterest. I‘m definitely looking for “beginner bujo pages” i want to be able to keep it going! 11mo
Kelican17 @SaturnDoo thanks for the ideas! I have been browsing pinterest and brainstorming but I haven‘t touched the journal yet! 😅 11mo
SaturnDoo @Kelican17 yw. When I first started my inspiration and go to was Kara Benz/Boho Berry. She has a website,etsy shop, youtube channel etc. I love her stuff 😊 11mo
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litsy photo dump #5 (last one). I was excited to read this book. I love Mindy Kaling! It started out great, but as i read on it got gossipy and a little shallow. I finished it, but I was definitely skipping over paragraphs and pages.

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Litsy photo dump #4. Another book between a Pick and a So-so. I feel like Neil Gaiman‘s books are either so long that I hesitate to even start the story or so short that they leave me wanting more. This story got my attention, and kept it. But it felt like i read a couple chapters out of a much longer book. I want more!

Jee_HookedOnBookz This was a so-so for me... 11mo
Literary_Siren I loved this book! I was completely hooked from the moment I started it. Finished it in a couple hours. 11mo
HOTPock3tt I‘m currently reading my first book by Gaiman... the Norse mythology one, and it‘s also pretty short 😕 lol 11mo
Kelican17 @HOTPock3tt i always pick up that book and put it right back down when i am at the bookstore! 😂 i‘m considering reading American Gods, but I feel like I have to gear up for it! 11mo
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Litsy photo dump Post #3. This book was between a Pick and and So-so. Not sure why. It kept my attention, it was a quick read, and i liked that the author spent some time focusing on the techniques that the main character used to find the abducted children.

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Litsy photo dump Post #2. Quick read, cute story, lovely illustrations.

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The Last Runaway | Tracy Chevalier
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Listy photo dump Post #1. Although I haven‘t been posting (at all, really) i have been reading (not much). Don‘t judge, please (teaching is exhausting).
I enjoyed this book- history, new beginnings, strong women. Right up my alley.

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It's My Birthday | Helen Oxenbury
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You guys are awesome. It was really nice to get so many birthday wishes in the mail! I had a great day full of brownies, coca-cola, and happy birthday songs from both staff and students. I got home, took a nap, and I just ordered Chinese food! (Lazy birthday for the win!) #jb #youguysareawesome #thankyouthankyouthankyou

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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#halloweenhounds this is the best pic I could get! I was surprised she even let me put the costume on her! #ettamay #catsoflitsy #unicorn 🦄🦄🦄🦄

Slajaunie 😂😂🤣 13mo
hermyknee Oh my goodness look at that cutie! I love it!! 💜💜💜 13mo
JoScho This is amazing! 🦄 13mo
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AmyG I love this! 💕 (edited) 13mo
Burghbookaddict I can tell she loves it 13mo
Wife 🙄 My poor grandcat. #Mayhem 13mo
tracey38 Oh my goodness, that is so funny! 13mo
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Absolutely loved this book!! It gives you a glimpse into the lives of some amazing women and their accomplishments. I am crossing my fingers for a second volume. Sidenote- i am super upset about the damage to the front cover of the book. 😩😩😩

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Chalk it up to teacher exhaustion. I will try again asap! #fail #jb #sorry @Wife

Wife Was it oversized? 14mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 14mo
CoffeeNBooks 😂 I know the feeling! #teachersoflitsy 14mo
Kelican17 @Wife nope. Just forgot to put stamps on. 14mo
Wife That‘s my girl! 🙄 14mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Neither!!!
2. Apple pie
3. Witches
4. Hayride
5. Neither!!!
6. @arcticxxfabby @kverran
#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 1y
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Welcome | Barroux
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Hey Littens! Help me welcome @arcticxxfabby to Litsy! Work friend, book lover, brand new to Listy!!!! 😁😁😁😁😖 #litsywelcomewagon

Sace Welcome to the best place for book lovers! 1y
riversong153 Welcome welcome welcome 😆 @arcticxxfabby 1y
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Lel2403 @arcticxxfabby welcome to Litsy 1y
arcticxxfabby Thank you! I can't wait to dive back into reading ive been on the struggle bus for too long lol ^-^ 1y
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @arcticxxfabby 1y
DaveGreen7777 Welcome to Litsy, @arcticxxfabby ! Hope you enjoy it here! 😊 1y
TheSpineView Welcome! Glad to have you as a Litten!😊 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy @arcticxxfabby 👋🏻👋🏻🤗 1y
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SURPRISE BOOK MAIL?!?!? 🤩🤩🤩🤩 @Jas16 you made my day!! Thank you so much! I look forward to reading this book, but for now I need some 😴😴😴 because tomorrow I have to finish up the work-week from hell😦😖. Thank you again!! #jb

hermyknee I had the week from hell last week - I‘m always here to commiserate! ♥️ 1y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been curious about this one. What a nice surprise!! 1y
Jas16 Glad it arrived at a time that you could really use a surprise. Hope you enjoy and that things at work improve quickly (edited) 1y
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