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Light_of_Aether

Joined July 2018

💍 @catsandbooks, 🐈🐈🐈🐩 Fur papa
🎓Ph.D. 💙🤍Ravenclaw
🎮 Gamer, 🎶 Game music arranger (https://music.pisani.me)
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The Neighbor Favor | Kristina Forest
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The book is a comm. issue that'd be solved in five minutes. Both characters needed some gumption well before the 80% mark. The last 5% of the book felt very much like “well, I‘ve wasted 95% of the book with slow pacing and a bunch of filler, time to quickly wrap up the loose ends”. Hallmark writes better love stories. Save yourself ten hours of listening and go watch a Hallmark movie. You‘ll have more fun and you‘ll be done in 10% of the time.

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Three Holidays and a Wedding | Marissa Stapley, Uzma Jalaluddin
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My top read this year is pretty different for me. If you had told me that my favorite book this year was a romance I would have assumed you meant one of the Heartstopper or Lore Olympus graphic novels and not an actual novel. But here we are, my favorite book this year was Three Holidays and a Wedding. I'm looking forward to reading my top 2024 book! What will it be? Who knows?

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Thank you very much, Catie! I can't wait to learn more about Simu Liu. I loved him in Shang-Chi and he's my favorite Ken in Barbie. I've already broken into the Kitkats; they're delicious! Thank you for the lovely card! I hope your holiday season is full of joy and peace, too. Happy Jolabokaflod! #Jolabokaflodswap

catiewithac Happy reading! 6mo
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Wintergames | Litsy Litsy
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I wrote some Python code for Scarathlon week 2's game and I re-used it here. Here's the link to my GitHub repo: https://github.com/wapisani/public-pyprojects/tree/main/Litsy/WinterGames_2023/W.... The words can be seen in the file called "found_words_wordset.txt" at the link above. I used the Wordset dictionary. My Python code is in the repo, too. #wintergames #candycanecrushers

Catsandbooks Incredible!! 🤯🤯🤯🤯 6mo
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Three Holidays and a Wedding | Marissa Stapley, Uzma Jalaluddin
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This was my first romance novel and it was an awesome one! I enjoyed learning about Hanukkah and Ramadan/Eid. I especially enjoyed the food references. I've seen a decent number of Hallmark movies and this felt like a Hallmark movie, but in novel form (with significantly better writing). This was a great read and it's great for #wintergames points (12,825 points!). I look forward to reading more romance in the future. Any recs?

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Book Swap | J E Rowney
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#JolabokaflodSwap23 shipped out yesterday! @Daisey @MaleficentBookDragon Happy Jolabokaflod!

Daisey I should check my notifications before I post and try to figure out who to tag. Got it today! 6mo
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Candy Cane Lane | Scott Santoro
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Here's my TBR for Winter Games 2023! The background was AI-generated in the Canva app with the photo style and the prompt "a winter wonderland".

#candycanecrushers #wintergames

Catsandbooks Fantastic stack! And I love the background! 🎄❄️❤️🤍 7mo
mabell Cool background! I didn‘t know Canva could do that! 7mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty background! I didn‘t know Canva could do that either! 🎄 7mo
DieAReader Looks great!🍭🍬❤️‍🔥 7mo
Light_of_Aether In Canva if you swipe all the way to the right after tapping on the purple plus button, there's a button called "Magic Media". Then you can type in a prompt and select a style and aspect ratio. (edited) 7mo
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Candy Cane Lane | Scott Santoro
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1. Home Alone 1 & 2
2. Anything peppermint flavored!
3. All of the holiday movies. @Catsandbooks and I have a long list of holiday movies that we watch every year.
4. See number 3
5. I love to play Skyrim over and over again.

#candycanecrushers #wintergames

Catsandbooks I love our movie marathons! 😘🎄❤️ 7mo
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Garlic and the Witch | Bree Paulsen
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 8mo
Texreader Hi Zola! ❤️❤️ 8mo
dabbe Hello there, adorable Zola! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
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Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🧡🐶🦇 8mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 8mo
AllDebooks Zola is too cute 😍 7mo
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Scarathlon | Litsy
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I'm checking in for the end of week 2. I have 44,653 points.

#scarathlon #batbrigade

Catsandbooks CRUSHING IT!!! 🎉 🦇🧡🐈‍⬛💚👻💜 8mo
dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 8mo
AllDebooks Great score. Well done 👏 7mo
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Garlic and the Vampire | Bree Paulsen
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A cute read! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I'm looking forward to reading the next book "Garlic and the Witch"! Found 65 search words.

#31by31 @Catsandbooks #witchathon @TEArificbooks #rushathon @dieareader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES #spookoween @TheSpineView

#swiftieerasghostsreadingchallenge @Charityann book with a rural setting

#Falling4Books @Read4life has the word "and" in the title

#scarathlonatozbingo @Texreader the letter "G"
#batbrigade #scarathlon

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 8mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🧄🦇🧡 8mo
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 8mo
Charityann Love this one!😄 8mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 8mo
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I'm reporting 3,653 words found for the week 2 #scarathlon challenge! That's 36,530 points! I wrote a Python script to search through the open-source Wordset dictionary for words that could be made from the phrase "Happy Halloween Scarathloners!". For more details, please check out my GitHub repository: https://github.com/wapisani/public-pyprojects/blob/main/Litsy/Scarathlon_2023/We....

#batbrigade

dabbe Holy guacamole, Batman! 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
Catsandbooks Incredible!! 🥳😱🤯🎉 8mo
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This was my first Scarlet Witch comic. Interesting, but nothing amazing so far. I look forward to seeing where Wanda's journey takes her next! I found 74 word search words in this volume. I counted this towards the following readathons: #31by31, #swiftieerasghostsreadingchallenge (Red), #Falling4Books (A new to you author), and #scarathlonatozbingo (S).

#scarathlon #batbrigade

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇💜✨ 8mo
Read4life Great job! 🍁👻🎃 8mo
Charityann Nice! May have to check this one out.🎃 8mo
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I'm reporting 635 books found (6,350 points!) for #scarathlon week 1's game. I queried the Open Library API for keywords related to the buddy reads of #batbrigade and then filtered the results with a Python script. @Catsandbooks For more details, check this link to my GitHub repo: https://github.com/wapisani/public-pyprojects/tree/main/Litsy/Scarathlon_2023/We....

Catsandbooks That's awesome and so smart!! 🙌🏼🧡 9mo
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My Halloween watch list is pretty basic. #batbrigade #scarathlon @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks Hubie is so funny! 😂 9mo
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The Bucket List | Rachel Hanna
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Here's my Halloween bucket list! #batbrigade #scarathlon @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks Great list! 🧡 9mo
LaraS Getting points for eating candy is brilliant, why didn‘t I think of that? 😂🙌🦇 9mo
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1. 🎥/📖 Harry Potter series
2. A bucket of assorted mini candy bars and mini packets of Skittles
3. At night in bed
4. The fall colors, cooler weather, and apple cider donuts!
5. I could eat the crappy Maruchan ramen every day and still enjoy it

#scarathlon #batbrigade @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks # 5 😂😂🧡 9mo
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Hi fellow bats of the #batbrigade! Here is my TBR for #scarathlon. What better time to read Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, Pumpkinheads, Dracula, and Ghost Rider than October? Howl's Moving Castle is my stretch goal of the month. @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks Lots of fun ones! 🦇 9mo
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Hi everyone! Do you enjoy Halloween activities? Then sign up for #scarathlon! Here's the sign-up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnawYo1IDsBAr2s_LlqzBQlxM8KGwIqDxE1Dm4...

#batbrigade @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇💜 9mo
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Arrow's Fall | Mercedes Lackey
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This was a re-read that I started in February. It took me a while because certain scenes are hard to read (definitely trigger warning territory) and I was putting it off. I'd give it four stars out of five with one star docked for the trigger warning material. Overall I enjoyed most of Talia's journey. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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Arrow's Flight | Mercedes Lackey
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The second published #valdemar book! This was a re-read for me. Even though I've read it a couple times in the past I could feel myself becoming anxious during certain parts. It's an interesting book that expands on Talia's story from the first book, but I enjoyed the first book more.

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Arrows of the Queen | Mercedes Lackey
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Any #valdemar fans? I started re-reading the series earlier this year. I've read about half of them over the years so there will be about 19 mainline books that will be new to me. I'm intending to read them all in publication order so I started with the very first one: Arrows of the Queen. This is an excellent intro to the Valdemar kingdom and how Heralds work.

Light_of_Aether I haven't read any of the Valdemar books published after 2003 nor have I read the Vows and Honor or Darian's Tale books. I have two of the 16 anthologies books, but I don't remember if I read them through. Including mainline and anthologies I have 35 new-to-me books to read! 1y
GondorGirl I've read the entire series (most of them multiple times). You're in for a real treat with the Darian books, they're some of my favorites. 1y
Light_of_Aether I'm glad to hear that! I always enjoyed the parts with the Tayledras. 1y
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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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Thank you very much, Becky! I love it! I very much look forward to reading Howl's Moving Castle and enjoying these delicious-looking chocolates. Of all the cards I've received this season, this card is my favorite. I dearly love candy canes, especially the classic red and white. Happy Jolabokaflod and Merry Christmas!

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Shipped | Karrie Roman

Leila and I sent out our swaps today! #JolabokaflodSwap

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Delivery | Diana Prusik

My Jolabokaflod package arrived! Thanks!

Branwen Hooray! 💚❤️💚❤️💚 2y
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This was a re-read, but I hadn't read it in at least 7 years. There's so much that I didn't remember, such as how truly horrible Snape is to the trio. I loved all of Harry's interactions with Lupin and his uses of the Patronus charm. I also enjoyed all of the quidditch matches. I wish the movies had more quidditch. I ended up reading most of this book over the last week which is pretty quick for me lately. Now onto GoF!

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Volume 3 of Kid Loki in Journey into Mystery was really interesting! The artwork was really cool whenever Son of Satan was in a scene. Hellstrom is like a cross between Supernatural and Castlevania.

#marvel #kidloki #loki #hellstrom

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Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen: The Complete Collection Volume 2 | Kieron Gillen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Matt Fraction
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Volume 2 was good! I enjoyed seeing how Kid Loki dealt with the Serpent. Volstagg's tale of the Serpents defeat was entertaining! #marvel #kidloki #loki

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Lore Olympus: Volume Two | Rachel Smythe
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The book isn't actually out yet, but I read the episodes (so it counts). Still loving it! I'll probably be on episode 150+ by the time the third volume comes out (or has a release date). The episodes are quite easy to fly through and read one after the other because I want to know what happens.

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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Leila has been wanting me to read this series for quite a while now. I finally started it last week and I love it! The modern take on the Greek gods is interesting. So far I've enjoyed all of the scenes between Hades and Persephone. I'm looking forward to the next episodes!

Catsandbooks I knew you would! 😉 2y
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So the Loki: Agent of Asgard series is actually part 3 of a trilogy involving Kid Loki so I decided to go back to part 1 and read through until I get to where I left off with Agent. Vol 1 of Fear Itself starts off with Kid Loki who is the recently reincarnated Loki. I enjoyed seeing Kid Loki making deals between various parties to advance his agenda. Very interesting!

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It was really interesting! I really like this Loki; they're not too far off from the MCU Loki. Very witty and modern. In this one, Loki is doing missions for Asgard to erase his past misdeeds, one misdeed erased per mission completed. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next! #marvel #loki #asgard

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My book for #egypt month of #foodandlit. It was interesting, but it really shows its age now (simplistic, sexist, old-timey language). This was issue no. 19 of the original Fantastic Four run. I look forward to reading more recent Kang the Conqueror comics.

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First book of 2022 read on 1/4! This may be a record for me. I've read Chamber several times in the past, but it's been several years since the last time I read it. It's interesting how different things are from the movie. I would pretty much always prefer the movies to follow the books exactly (even if it ends up being six hours long, that's what intermission is for!), but I understand why certain scenes are different in this case. #harrypotter

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days | Marvel Comics, G Willow Wilson
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Spoilers ahead! I wasn't planning on reading the entire volume last night, but it was just so good!! I really loved the parts where both Captain Marvel and Kamala's mother tell her they're proud of her, I teared up a bit. The part that really got me with Captain Marvel was when she was like "I see why everyone thinks you're so special and I wish I had more time to spend with you". I can't wait to see what's next for Ms. Marvel! #msmarvel

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed | G Willow Wilson
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Volume 3 of Ms. Marvel was great! I was disappointed that Loki wasn't in it more, but I enjoyed his appearance. #msmarvel

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Hench | Natalie Zina Walschots
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Thank you very much, Melanie, for the book and candy! I'm looking forward to starting it tonight! And the candy is delicious! Happy Jolabokaflod! 📚🎄❄️ Merry Christmas!!

#JolabokaflodSwap

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Untitled (Untitled #1) | Laura Brooke Robson
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4 books more than my goal of 10 books. Really, it's thanks to Marvel Unlimited that I reached my goal in the first place. I started reading comics after watching the Loki TV show on Disney+. It was so interesting I wanted more!

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I've been loving the Ms. Marvel comics! I really enjoy the nerd/gamer culture comments. Also, Lockjaw is an awesome dog! I hope we see him in the TV show.

#msmarvel #marvel #lockjaw

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Happy Holidays | Janet Dailey
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I got my #JolabokaflodSwap package today! I'm really excited! Looking forward to Dec 24th!

mcipher Yay! Glad it made it safely! 🤗 3y
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Happy Holidays | Janet Dailey
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I sent out my #JolabokaflodSwap today! I forgot to take a picture of the package so here is an ornament from mine and @Catsandbooks Xmas tree.

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It's been quite a while since I last read through the books. After watching all the movies in October with @Catsandbooks I decided to read them all again. It's amazing how much was left out of the first movie! I'd love to see the books adapted as 10 45-60 minute TV episodes so they can fit in everything!

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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An excellent depiction of fall! Everything good about fall, plus tons of snacks! Definitely going to reread this every fall! Thanks, Leila!

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I know very little of Marvel outside of the MCU so I read The Eternals Omnibus in preparation for the Eternals movie in November. It was interesting seeing the deviants and the eternals and their interactions. However I was disappointed that the original plot line of the celestials returning to earth to judge humanity was not resolved and barely went anywhere. Does anyone know if that storyline is resolved in another run? #eternals #marvel

wanderinglynn I haven‘t read these yet. But @GrilledCheeseSamurai or @TieDyeDude might know. 3y
TieDyeDude This was the full original run, cancelled before resolving plot points. I think it may have continued in a Thor run, but I'm not sure 3y
Light_of_Aether Ohhh, that makes sense. I didn't know it was canceled. Thanks! 3y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5! I listened to the audiobook, but I think ebook or physical would have been better because sometimes I missed a word or two and then I lost the meaning of the sentence. It's difficult to scrub back and forth when doing dishes and other chores (which is primarily when I read audiobooks). Even though it's "dumbed down" a bit, it's still a bit hard to grasp in places. Overall, very interesting.

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I read the audiobook version of this book. It was really interesting learning about the women who broke the German and Japanese cryptographic codes.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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I give this book 4/5 stars. It was very interesting and at times very funny. I had no idea of the struggles Carrie Fisher went through. Very privileged, but substance abuse, depression, ECT, and waking up to a friend dead in your bed. I enjoyed Carrie's narration and I look forward to reading/listening to more of her books.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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6/5 stars!! This is an excellent sci-fi novel! Thinking about it kept me lying awake on a couple nights I read it before bed. I know a little bit of quantum physics, but not enough to know if all the physics are correct or not. Within the boundary of the book, all physics were consistent. Crouch uses the multiverse theory to great effect! I'm looking forward to reading the book of his my wife just got in BotM.

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The Oracle Year: A Novel | Charles Soule
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Excellent book!! Didn't want to put it down once I got about halfway through. An excellent sci-fi novel which uses modern technology to great effect.

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A very interesting book on military science. I didn't care for all of the subjects (half are medical), but they were interesting. I learned a lot. Four out of five stars.

TCLinrow Welcome to litsy 😊 6y
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thereadingowlvina Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉 Great review! I enjoyed her book, Stiff. She's a talented writer! 😁 6y
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RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 6y
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