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Linsy

Linsy

Joined April 2016

Proud Hufflepuff. Perennial Reader. Possible Witch.
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The Children on the Hill | Jennifer McMahon
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What??! This was excellent. If you're a fan of Frankenstein and in need of a thriller, definitely pick this up! 👾👽🎧 #marvellousmay

KathyWheeler This sounds really interesting. Thanks for posting about it! 4h
CherMoreBooks Oooh I can‘t wait to read this! I love the author. Thanks for the recommendation. 3h
Jenniebooks How are you possibly a witch? 59m
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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It came!!!!! 😍 #fantasticstrangelings

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Gripping!! Couldn't put it down. And that face! 😱 My neice was very distressed that she didn't have eyes, lol.

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Started the #marvellousmay readathon off right with a bath at 12 am this morning! I have nine stories left of this collection, so I'll try to read one a day, and my other goals are catching up on readalongs -- Dracula and The Annotated Arabian Nights -- and finishing Jennifer McMahon's latest. Lots to do, so I'm happy I have a readathon to help me out! 🛁

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊 4d
Linear I'm jelly of your bathtub. 4d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Just found #draculadaily and I'm so excited!!! I've been wanting an excuse to try Dracula since I learned about the Rosenbach's Sundays with Dracula from the beginning of the pandemic, so finding Dracula Daily was perfect! I've been catching up today and am already hooked. 🧛🏻‍♂️

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I've recently been catching up on the #fantasticstrangelings book club picks. I really enjoyed this one. Now I need to go back and read her witchy YA series. 🌲

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When We Were Birds | Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
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This book was just exquisite! 🦜🌻🌿
#fantasticstrangelings

wanderinglynn Love your pineapple mug! 🍍 1w
PatriciaU One of my favorites of the year so far! 1w
Linsy @PatriciaU Ditto! It's one of those I'm not sure I would have picked up on my own, so I'm so glad Jenny Lawson picked it for the book club! Did you watch her author event? So good!!! 7d
PatriciaU @Linsy I did. Very interesting. I‘ve been enjoying the books Jenny selects altho I‘ve been having a hard time getting thru Kaikeyi. 6d
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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I adored the main character of this book! Molly was such a delight, in the midst of quite a stressful mystery. Loved it! 🛎

I finished this one in a tiny mountain airbnb with the cutest outhouse, so I had to share!

#fantasticstrangelings

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Happy Mother's Day! My lovely mother-in-law took me to the bookstore this week and got me this pile of witchy goodness, and then we played a board game about a magical library. It was the best! Sending my love out to all of you mother-figures (whatever your gender may be). You are incredibly important! 💕

Clare-Dragonfly What a wonderful MIL! 🥰 happy Mother‘s Day to you! 1w
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This book was a delight! While I enjoyed the new stories collected here, I really loved getting a glimpse into Jackson's life! Her essay about her house being haunted is probably my favorite, but honestly all of her essays were just a delight. I definitely need to read Life Among the Savages now! 👻💚😘

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Lovely lunch made for me by the hubs. Found this book at a local indie and can't wait to indulge! 😋

GingerAntics That is an amazing looking lunch!!! The book cover is gorgeous as well. 2w
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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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What a ride! I went into this one pretty blind, so I thought I was being paranoid about the new girl, but apparently not enough! I did not see that coming. I hated the ending at first, but now I'm starting to think that it was the only interesting choice. If you like a little thriller thrown into your contemporary fiction (in the book industry), this one is for you!

I got mine from Libby, but had to snap a pic at the airport bookstore. 📘❤️✨

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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My hubby drew me a surprise bath! It was exactly what I needed. 🛁📚🥰

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Plane reading! I was breathless finishing this read. Not sure how I feel about the end -- I think I love it -- but I would definitely recommend! Helped my flight zip by. 🛩

KathyWheeler Okay — I liked this book a lot, but it‘s frequently classified as satire or dark humor; classifications I don‘t understand as I found it to be neither. For you, did it fit those classifications? 3w
Linsy @KathyWheeler Huh, no ... now I feel like I need to reread it. Are we missing something?? 3w
KathyWheeler @Linsy I don‘t think we are. I‘m glad to know that you don‘t see that either. I think the people doing the classifying are weird. 3w
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Circus of Wonders | Elizabeth Macneal
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"Pinned down like moths, like squids on rocks. This is a fight women have always fought, their soft bodies turned to battlegrounds, slim bones crushed beneath the solid weight of men. " ??

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Spending my Easter in the airport on the way to my little sister. This book is lovely! I love Tsh Oxenreider. 💜

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This book is freaking me out so bad! Note to self: Beware of anything Stephen King calls a "nerve-shredder." ?

#currentlyreading

candc320 It‘s so good!! 1mo
rubyslippersreads Love the cover, though I‘m sure it‘s too scary for me. 😳 1mo
EKonrad This book slayed me! It actually was one of my faves recently. 😊 1mo
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Linsy @candc320 @ekonrad Wow. I thought for sure I was going to finish this book and never look at it again it was getting to me so bad, and now I want to start over again to see how she did it. That was so touching and beautiful! I'm shocked. 1mo
Linsy @rubyslippersreads I just finished! Parts of this are really rough, but if you can hang in there, it's also so beautiful. 1mo
EKonrad I‘m so glad you liked it too! There were so many incredible elements to it. I was super impressed. 1mo
rubyslippersreads @Linsy Nothing bad happens to the cat, does it? 1mo
Linsy @rubyslippersreads No -- many twists, the story isn't what you think it is, but not like that. There are some unfortunate birds and mice though. 1mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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I did so much cleaning today! Molly would be proud. Now for some book, tea and relaxation. ☕️📚🛀

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Hana Khan Carries On | Uzma Jalaluddin
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This is the first book I've stayed up all night for in a while. I loved Jalaluddin's first book (Ayesha at Last) so much and this one was just as excellent! Her characters are vibrant and relatable and, as an added bonus, she has now retold Pride and Prejudice and You've Got Mail (two of my favorite things) in modern-day Canadian Muslim communities. Apparently once I start one her books, I just can't stop. Clearly a writer after my own heart! 💜

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Caught up on the Olympics while I tried to get into this book over the weekend. I'll be honest, the Olympics kinda won! Those ice skaters had me riveted. Yay for Peacock! I haven't had cable in years. 📚⛸️❄

BiblioLitten Oh my! I was watching them for a few moments and those moments turned into hours. Mesmerising! 3mo
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Reading this La Lorna-inspired tale on recommendation from The Folklore Podcast. It was the perfect day for a pastry at the park with my boys (even if I'm normally gluten and dairy free, per doctor's orders). 😋

I read five books (mostly graphic novels and audio) during #joyousjanuary. Hoping to finish a few more before the month is out, including my #bookspin! 🤞

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My favorite Hello Bello diaper box yet! My boys loved the book and my four-year-old "flew" around our kitchen and talked about all the animals he saw "below." ?

SRWCF Wonderful 📸! 4mo
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Catching up on my non-fiction tbr for #joyousjanuary! It took me an embarrasingly long time to find my book over the weekend. I was checking everywhere around my reading nook ... but not the horse, lol. @Andrew65

DivineDiana Glad you found it! 👍🏻😂📚 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Catching up on Sundays with Jane Eyre in my quick respite while my mother-in-law has the kids. I'm loving revisiting Jane Eyre with The Rosenbach! They have so many amazing academics on to discuss. I'd recommend for all the #pemberlittens!

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWR9Pkh4eGAm68T1p343Hk7UJSPNmozae

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D | Michel Faber
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My #BookSpinBingo for the month! I'm determined to get at least one each month this year. I'm currently reading the tagged book and think it will fit a bingo perfectly with my #bookspin. 🤞

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 4mo
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I'm very late in posting, but here's my list for January's Book Spin! I really want to prioritize it this year as I'm trying to read more of the books I already own. The tagged book is my #bookspin and Parakeet by Marie Helene-Bertino is my #doublespin.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Glad to have you along!!! 4mo
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I almost forgot to post my #WinterGames2021 total! I got 15,012 in the last week, totaling 83,961 points total. Thanks again @Clwojick & @StayCurious for the incredible games!!! I had loads of wintry fun.

Also, I had to share this tea set my sister got me for Christmas. It's just so pretty!

StayCurious Great job! 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere That tea collection 😍 I really like Pukka teas but they are an expensive treat in Bangkok 4mo
Clwojick Amazing job! 4mo
Kimzey Congrats on the points total! Nice tea collection! What a great gift idea. 4mo
DivineDiana What a lovely gift! I am going to look for this as a gift for my daughter who loves Pukka teas! 4mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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My sister gifted me this fabulous mug and a sampler pack of Pukka's herbal teas (as she knows I'm caffeine sensitive). I cannot wait to try all of the flavors! I have dreams of sipping them luxuriously with a book in hand in the wee hours of the morning before the kids wake up. ☕🌿

Texreader Awww this sounds so nice! 4mo
Linsy @Texreader I have yet to see if this will actually happen, but I can dream! 4mo
GingerAntics Oooooo is pukka tea caffeine free? I need to check them out. 4mo
Linsy @GingerAntics Not all of it, but they have a great selection of herbal ones! I like that they're not just the standard ones you see everywhere. 4mo
GingerAntics @Linsy definitely looking into these then. 4mo
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My December patreon perk finally came! It's not exactly book related, but I just love Amands Herzman's art so much!!! She always sends facts and stories about the plants and just little touches that make it feel special. 🌺🌿

wildwoodreads So pretty 😍 4mo
Chrissyreadit What is this for? They are so pretty! 4mo
Linsy @Chrissyreadit Amanda Herzman's patreon! You get a new print (in dark and light) each month with a card explaining a bit about it. I can't recommend it enough. I love her art!!! 4mo
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D | Michel Faber
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I'm just one hour short of twenty for #20in4, but I must sleep! Thanks @Andrew65 for the great motivation this weekend! I just started this beauty and hope to get to more of it tomorrow. It was blurbed by Neil Gaiman and has to do with missing letters, so I of course had to pick it up! ❤⚜📓

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 4mo
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My bingos for #WinterGames2021! Thank you so much @Clwojick & @staycurious. It was lots of fun!! ❄🎄🎁

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Had a holiday craft day with the nieces today! This is my macaroon cookie ornament. We also did snowglobes full of sugar and glitter. Thanks to Daphne's Diary for the macaroon idea! We had so much fun getting all gluey and glittery.

#holidaycraft #wintergames2021

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I listened to this audiobook while getting some holiday stuff done. Funny and diverting -- I especially enjoyed hearing about her mother's bonkers Christmas house. I have to say though: If you have more than one Christmas tree in your house, I don't think you can claim that you don't really get into that decorating thing. You're full-blown Christmas in my book! Just sayin'. 🍬🎁

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Forgot to post this review earlier in the month. 'Twas excellent. Charming and cozy. If you're a fan of The Princess Switch movies, this was made for you. There may not be royalty, but there is so much baking goodness and twin swapping. My favorite parts were in the small town, very Gilmore Girls-esque. Just a sweet romance.

Also, I love these almond horns so much. 🤤

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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Finished this one over the weekend. It was amazing! Honestly, Christie is the best. I should just read her when I need a mystery. So excellent. Didn't see it coming. Nice and cozy for the season. Definitely going to read this one again! ❄☎️🧦

#comfysocks #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #20in4 #agathachristieclubr2

vivastory I almost read this one over the holidays 4mo
Ruthiella Christie is my go-to comfort read. ☺️ 4mo
Amiable Love your socks! 🙂 4mo
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but the wordiness got in the way. It was so delightful in parts; in others, I felt like the wittiness took away from the story. An enjoyable end to my festive reading.

#wintergearup #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #20in4 #netgalley

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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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I spent some time getting to know my local little free libraries dropping off some festive reads I enjoyed this month, but probably will not revisit. I want to put one in my yard so badly!

My oldest really wanted to build a snowman, but the snow was too soft. Luckily, he accepted my mini snowman and festooned him with wet leaves and sticks.

☃️📚🎄

#snowman #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

Bookjunkie57 I want to put one in my yard too but the HOA won‘t let me. 😞 4mo
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With just over 4 hours to go on #20in4, and only 2 hours left to squeeze my last read into #WinterGames2021, I thought I'd quickly throw up this review. A delightful collection of stories pwrfect for the season. Would definitely recommend as a great gift! ❄🎄☃️

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Happy New Year, Littens! I hope your holidays have been lovely ones. I'm so happy to have y'all in my life! You make my days brighter. This is me and my mom at our family party. I'm so happy we can get together this year!!! ❤💚🤍

#ringinthenewyear #festivephotochallenge #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

Kdgordon88 Happy New Year! 🎆 5mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 5mo
Jemgirl2014 Happy New Year!!!! ❤ 5mo
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Kimzey Happy New Year! 🎊 5mo
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 5mo
Cupcake12 Happy new year 🥳 5mo
Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 5mo
CoffeeAndABook Happy new year 🎊 💫 5mo
Gissy Happy New Year to you, your mom and your family!🎉🎊🍾🥂 5mo
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The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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I binged the Dash & Lily series this holiday season. All adorable, I definitely preferred them in order of publication, although I did appreciate that the last one brought back in the literary theme. I really enjoyed being in these characters' heads, but I found Dash tiresome after a while! Lily, however, was just a treat. Great YA holiday romances!

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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Some of our holiday cheer this year, along with our nativity scene that has seen better days!

My boys aren't quite into the full story of the nativity yet, but they love the animals! Who is coming to our house? (tagged book) and The Star (movie) are favorites in our family! 🎄☃️🎅

#festivephotochallenge #nativityscene #holidaytradition #christmasornamenthunt #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

Paperback.Propensity Love those ornaments and nativity! 5mo
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What Child Is This | Rhys Bowen
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Sneaking in some reading and self-care time before the kids wake up. I've felt so crappy the last day -- turns out sugar alcohols do not agree with me! -- so it's nice to get some time to myself.

A great story set during Christmas in war-time Britain. Compelling, with a happy ending.

I'm only 3 hours down for #20in4. Hope to turn things around today!

#wintergames2021 #selfiescavengerhunt

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My new favorite mug! Hoping to finish Murder Most Festive, Hercule Poirot's Christmas and Midwinter Murder for #20in4. We'll see if the fam lets me get that much reading in!

KateReadsYA I've been trying to get much more reading in to but it's been super busy at our house....finally getting to get back to my book. Love the mug!!!! Hope you get lots of time to finish your books 5mo
wanderinglynn Yay for names that start with L! 🙌🏻💙 5mo
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My #wintergames total after Week 4! Christmas really cramped my reading and point-making style. Hoping for a bigger finish this weekend! ☕🌲❄

#wimtergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs
@Clwojick

Clwojick ❤ You did amazing! Thank you so much for joining us this past month! ❤ 4mo
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Can't decide if my favorite gift is the weighted blanket (SO cozy) or this Rocketbook (it digitizes what I write when I take a pic!). Needless to say, my hubby spoiled me! In all honesty though, watching my 2 and 4-year-olds open their stockings and the pure amazement on their faces when they saw Christmas morning was the greatest!!! 🥰🎁

#merrychristmas #favegift #festivephotochallenge #selfiescavengerhunt #wintergames2021

kspenmoll What a great concept- new to me! 5mo
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Got to the Barnes & Noble 50% off sale before the snow got too intense and picked up these beauties! Made great use of my Christmas gift card before coming back for games and cocoa. 📚☕❄

#bookhaul #wimtergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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Clwojick Yay!!!! We got a huge dump of snow yesterday too! 5mo
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I finally got my #mistletoe pic! And Rudolph is my only #uglychristmassweater so far, but I do have plans for next year... 🦌🧶⛄

#festivephotochallenge #selfiescavengerhunt #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

BookwormAHN Cute 🎄 5mo
Clwojick 😍 😍 😍 5mo
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Some of my ornament crafting, gf/df baking (rice krispies delish, sugar cookies not so much) and holiday shenannigans over the past few days! The ornament on the bottom right was gifted to my sister, but I just had to share. It's a lamp! 🪔🎄⛄

#familytime #getyourbakeon #neighboursdecor #festivephotochallenge #selfiescavengerhunt #christmasornamenthunt #holidaycraft #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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Tsh Oxenreider's advent readings have become a personal tradition of mine since it came out last year. Short and insightful, I love how this book helps give structure to my worship at this time of year.🕯

Each day of advent has a scripture and something to ponder. It has alternative readings that focus more on the story of Christ's birth, special readings for saints' days, and an explanation of the 12 days.

#wintergames2021 #selfiescavengerhunt

CogsOfEncouragement My family really enjoyed this last year. The art was always fun to discuss along with the scripture. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚🎄 5mo
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