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Lynnsoprano
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The hurricane didn‘t impact us too much, but it did upend our regular schedule. It was really nice to take a coffee and books break this morning.

EvieBee Glad you‘re okay! 3d
Lynnsoprano @EvieBee Thanks! It wasn‘t a big deal for us, but our son is still without power in the Orlando area. All we had to deal with was some tree branches down and a lot of leaves and debris blown onto our patio. 3d
tpixie So glad for you. Hopefully your soon will get power soon. 🌺💙🌺. (edited) 3d
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EvieBee @Lynnsoprano Hugs to you all. It is always scary just waiting to see what the damage is going to be. I lived in tornado alley for many years and it was always nerve wracking. (edited) 3d
StaceGhost Ooo I loved this book! Glad you‘re tucked away safe with a good read. 3d
Lynnsoprano @StaceGhost Thanks! Hubby read this and loved it, and I really enjoyed The Founding Gardeners by the same author. 3d
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I started the latest Verity Kent mystery, but @Alisnazzy handed this to me last night, and I‘m having a hard time putting it down.

steph.infxn Is this series actually worth all the hype? 1w
Lynnsoprano @steph.infxn I am thoroughly enjoying it. It‘s very different from what I usually read, and yet I‘m having a hard time putting it down. 1w
CBee @Lynnsoprano checking on you! Are y‘all hanging in? 5d
Lynnsoprano @CBee Hi! Thanks, you are so sweet 😘 Mostly rain for us, no heavy winds, and we didn‘t need to put our storm shutters up, thank goodness. The power flickered a few times, but stayed on. More concerned for our son‘s family in Orlando. 5d
CBee @Lynnsoprano that‘s so good to hear! Hoping things are okay with your son and family ♥️ 5d
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The Cookbook Club | Beth Harbison
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I almost bailed on this, but I‘m glad I didn‘t. Not great literature, but a cute story about friendship and making your own luck. Also, a good lesson on how food brings us together. Bonus, it includes a bunch of recipes at the end, plus there are references to specific cookbooks and recipes in the story. Nice for a cookbook lover like me.

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The Cookbook Club | Beth Harbison
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I know this has mixed reviews, but willing to give it a try.

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Definitely a 5⭐️ This is historical fiction with the emphasis on history. The MC was a woman who became a sharpshooter in the Soviet army during WWII, then came to the US for a propaganda tour to encourage US participation in the war. The fictionalization works seamlessly with the history. If you like novels set during WWII, you need to read this.

tpixie That‘s great to hear our book club is going to be reading this book. It‘s been hard waiting for that month. I‘ve been wanting to read it since it came out!! 2w
Lynnsoprano @tpixie I think you‘ll find it worth the wait! 2w
tpixie @Lynnsoprano yea! It‘s fun looking forward to a good book! 2w
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I went to the library to pick up a book on hold for hubby, and came back with one for me, too. I‘ve been looking forward to this.

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Under a Veiled Moon | Karen Odden
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This is a fascinating mystery that takes as its premise an historical event, a ship collision in the Thames in 1878 that claimed hundreds of lives. Was it a deliberate act? Were Irish activists involved? This author has again woven a clever, highly readable book around well researched history. This is the second in a series centered on a Scotland Yard detective, and I enjoyed this even more than the first. Releases 10/11. Highly recommended.

Lynnsoprano Not my picture; “borrowed” from a good friend 😄 3w
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Under a Veiled Moon | Karen Odden
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“…the industrialists especially don‘t like the sound of the Molly Maguires in America.”

This caught my eye, as my husband grew up in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania, and the Mollies were legend. In fact, we would pass the jail where those who were convicted were hung on our way to his family‘s home.

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Okay, I admit to being a huge fan of this author, but this is one of her best. It‘s also very different from any of her other books. I‘d describe it as contemporary post-menopausal feminist thriller with comedic overtones. Great characters, Raybourn‘s always wonderful dialogue. It‘s nice for someone my age to be able to relate to characters who aren‘t someone‘s old maiden aunt.

Dragon Beautiful flowers 🌸 💚🐉 3w
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Under a Veiled Moon | Karen Odden
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Squeeee! When you get an email directly from a favorite author with a .pdf of her upcoming book attached. Already loving it. Thanks, @robinb for setting me up 😘

robinb Yay!!!! Enjoy! 🤗 3w
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I can‘t remember the last time I started reading a book on release day, but then again, this is one of my favorite authors.

AmyK1 I just started this one today too! 4w
Lynnsoprano @AmyK1 It‘s already sooo good! 4w
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Perfection Learning Corporation
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Wow! I enjoyed the first book, but this one is on another level! I feel like jumping right into the next one. Such interesting characters, so much momentum to the plot. At this point, I feel almost breathless. It‘s so different from what I normally read, and a great reminder not to get stuck in my comfort zone. Rainy day picture is the closest I can come to “mist and fury” 😂

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Perfection Learning Corporation
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I have so many books I want to read right now, but I couldn‘t resist starting this one next.

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A lovely story set during WWII, and a quick read. Josie is injured when her London home is bombed, and is evacuated to the country. Lots of self-discovery, a love story, and a bit of espionage thrown into the mix. Not great literature, but a nice diversion, and not as heavy as many WWII novels.

TheSpineView Lovely pic! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @TheSpineView Thanks! I took that on our last trip to England, and it happened to come up in my memories yesterday. Good timing 😂 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Beautiful! 1mo
Everest Pic is superb 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Everest Thanks. I‘m a very amateur photographer, but I love taking pictures and finding one that works with my post. 1mo
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📚Because I love how it expands my world, and because I can‘t remember a time when I didn‘t read or have someone read to me.
📚My parents set the example. They both were voracious readers, and there were always books around our house when I was growing up.
📚The advantage of being retired is that I can read any time of the day-although I probably read most during the afternoon.
#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read to my girls and they don‘t like reading 💔💔💔 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And my brother isn‘t a reader, even though my parents read to him as much as they did to me. Thankfully both our kids are readers, and our DIL may love to read even more than our son. Their living room is floor to ceiling bookcases. 1mo
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I bought this while we were on vacation at the wonderful Gene‘s Books on Sanibel Island. So many books on my TBR are calling to me, but this is the one I‘m reading next.

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Very different from what I usually read, but very, very enjoyable. I flew through this and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. In fact, @Alisnazzy came home with a copy of the second book last night 😂 Recommended.

Alisnazzy And i finished it last night and OMGGGGGG 1mo
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1. I don‘t think so, but I‘ve opened Notes on my phone and jotted down titles.

2. Just sitting down to start the tagged book, so that‘s it 😄

#twoforTuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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Cathedral
Anne Cleeves
Cat Ballou
Monserrat Caballe
Clocks

#manicmonday #LetterC

CBee Thanks for playing! 😀 1mo
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An absolutely delightful story. Cross Jane Austen and a country house party murder mystery, and this is what you get. Lots of favorite Austen characters, two interesting progeny, and the ever-slimy Wickham. I‘ve read some truly awful Austen fan fiction; this is decidedly not in that category. Well written, tightly constructed, and a good mystery to boot. A definite “recommend.” (Picture has nothing to do with book other than taken in England)

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture ❤️ 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Cathythoughts Thank you. I loved the gates and stiles on our walks. This was in Somerset. 1mo
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@Alisnazzy was reading the second book in this series last night, and I said, “I mean to read that series someday.” She got up from her chair and came back with this. I guess nothing‘s going to get in my way now (except for all the other books waiting to read 😂)

RissiReads Omg! So good! Enjoy the journey! 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#manicmonday #letterB

Bel Canto
Alan Bradley
Bridgerton
(Count) Basie Band
Barracuda

CBee Thanks for playing, Lynn! How are you? @Lynnsoprano 2mo
Nessavamusic Yay Bridgerton! 2mo
Lynnsoprano @CBee Hi! I‘m good, thanks! Life has settled down some, and I need to get back on #LitsyLove 😘 2mo
CBee @Lynnsoprano you should! Glad things are settled a bit ♥️ 2mo
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Hubby really enjoyed this, even though he hasn‘t read the entire Austen oeuvre, and said it needed a dramatis personae. So I figured I‘d give it a go, given my love of all things Austen. Fifteen pages in and I‘m hooked.

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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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I got an email from my alma mater, Moravian College, today, with this picture of the historic Brethren‘s House, which housed part of the music department and where I spent a lot of time. It reminded me of the scenes in the tagged book that take place in Bethlehem during the Revolutionary War, one of them in this intersection, and mention of this building specifically. Feeling very nostalgic.

SaunteringVaguelyDownwards So cool to have such a specific local setting - I'll have to read it! 2mo
Lynnsoprano @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I know this book has gotten mixed reviews. Have you read the All Souls trilogy? Without having read that, I doubt this would be enjoyable. 2mo
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Cathedral | Ben Hopkins
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Maybe the best historical novel I‘ve read in a long time. A saga that plays out against the the background of the building of a cathedral, but don‘t expect another Pillars of the Earth. Political intrigue, persecution of Jews and heretics, family dynamics, it‘s all fascinating and well written. A definite #chunkster but worth the effort.

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Or any other place 😄 Your #SaturdaySmile

JamieArc I recently sent this to my grandpa as he is in the process of going through his attic and reading everything he comes across. He‘s finding some interesting things and it‘s making for great conversation and connection ❤️ 2mo
Lynnsoprano @JamieArc So great! ❤️ 2mo
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1. My parents were both readers.

2. Deanna Raybourn and Anna Lee Huber

3. I never have been. I think I‘m missing out.

#wondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️ 2mo
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One of the best parts of our vacation on Sanibel Island has been a trip to Gene‘s Books, one of the best-and quirkiest bookstores I‘ve ever been in. Four buildings, almost any fiction title you can name, a fabulous history section, and so much more. The fiction titles are mine; hubby grabbed the histories in a separate building across the street. My bank account is happy that I wasn‘t shopping alone 😂

rabbitprincess Omg FOUR buildings??? I‘d need two days to go through them all 🤣 2mo
Lynnsoprano @rabbitprincess The A/C wasn‘t working in the history building and I was starting to feel sick from the heat, or we‘d still be there. 2mo
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Cathedral | Ben Hopkins
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I have been reading but not posting this week, as we relax on our beach vacation. We‘ve been spending mornings on the beach, walking, swimming, and collecting plenty of shells. Afternoons have mostly been lazing around in the condo, reading and enjoying the view. We hit the jackpot: we‘re right next to a nature preserve. I don‘t want to leave!

AllDebooks Beautiful photo, sounds amazing x 2mo
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Sometimes it‘s the little things. I got the big iPad about six weeks ago, mainly to store and access my sheet music. No more lugging around big notebooks full of copies. But I haven‘t used it for much else. Today I downloaded the Litsy app. So much more POP to posts looking at them on the big screen, compared to my phone. I‘m like a kid with a new toy 😂

LeahBergen I always prefer Litsy on my iPad! 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts I hear you! I got my first iPad for Christmas and I love it. Litsy is great on it. 2mo
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#wondrousWednesday

I. Paperback

II. Outdoors if it‘s not too hot and steamy

III. Spring

Who wants to play? @AmyG ? @Crazeedi ?

Crazeedi Thanks Lynn!💕💕 2mo
AmyG Ah, thanks for the tag! 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing along 🤗💗📚 2mo
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A Feather on the Water | Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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My luck with Prime First Read books has been up and down, but my choice this month was a definite winner. Taking place at the end of WWII, three women volunteer to work at a displaced persons camp in Bavaria. The difficulties they face, both running the camp and in their personal lives, makes a fascinating, moving story. We‘ll written, with memorable characters, this is a book that will stay with me for quite a bit. Recommend.

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Cathedral | Ben Hopkins
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Hubby and I stopped at B&N to get books for our vacation next week, since I wanted a physical book for our beach vacation. The tagged book is mine, the other is hubby‘s, although I really want to read it, too.

Mitch Great choice! Happy holidays! 2mo
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A Feather on the Water | Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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The was my Kindle First Reads choice this month. I think I‘ll give it a spin. I‘ve stayed away from WWII novels for a while; I think I‘m ready to start again.

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Undercover Duke | Sabrina Jeffries
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A decent choice for some light reading. The duke in question needs to find out if Lady Eustace murdered his father, and pretends to court her daughter as a means to question the mother. The daughter has had a longstanding crush on said duke, there are a bunch of machinations, they‘re caught in a compromising position and marry. Mystery ends up solved, everyone is happy in the end. Part of a series, I picked up what I‘d missed. Entertaining.

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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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The other half of last week‘s #libraryhaul, I‘m about to dive into this.

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Never have almost 700 pages sped by so fast! A fascinating, multifaceted mystery featuring the Inspector Lynley cohort. As often happens with these books, there‘s a topical element at the heart of the story, in this case female genital multinational, which is handled very sensitively. The plot moves along, lots of interesting characters, and a couple red herrings. In an up-and-down series, this is way up.

CarolynM I read the first 5 or 6 and enjoyed them (although with some reservations - the relationships are well weird!) but I kind of lost interest. I might have to give this one a try. 2mo
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Truth!

MoonWitch94 😂🤣😅 3mo
NovelGirl82 Sounds about right! 😂 3mo
mcctrish I just bought 2 more 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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jimfields3 You‘re ahead of my schedule! 😇 3mo
Lynnsoprano @jimfields3 If I add in the books on my TBR that I don‘t own, it‘s aiming for immortality 🤣 3mo
AmyG EXACTLY! 3mo
JaneyWaneyB Haha I share your truth 🤣 3mo
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I made a library visit today, and came home with this #chunkster among my #libraryhaul. Forget the book I started yesterday—I‘m already 70 pages in.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I ripped through this one! Never wanted the 700+ pages to end. One of her best! 3mo
Lynnsoprano @Penny_LiteraryHoarders It‘s already hard to put down 😊 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Lynnsoprano right?? Excellent characters! Excellent story! Enjoy! 3mo
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Amazon must know that I‘m a sucker for any book set in Prague. This showed up in my Kindle deals a couple weeks ago, and now it‘s #nextup

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Not in the database (it is on Goodreads), this is a lovely period romance based on a true story of the author‘s ancestors. Very interesting, well drawn characters and a different premise kept my interest. A quick read that was definitely worth the time.

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The Rose Girls | Victoria Connelly
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I thoroughly loved this book. A story about family, relationships, and communication, it centers on three sisters and the dynamics set up by their relationships with their difficult (to put it mildly) deceased mother. It felt very personal, as I could draw parallels with my mother. Relatable characters, a beautiful setting, and lots and lots about roses.

Suet624 Sounds interesting. 3mo
Dragon What a lovely rose 🌹 I especially like the water droplets - great photo 💚🐉 3mo
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The Rose Girls | Victoria Connelly
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I got this as a Kindle deal, and since I enjoyed this author previously, I thought this would be a good choice for #nextup Besides, I‘m a sucker for anything where gardens or plants are involved 😄

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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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I love all the Ruth Galloway mysteries, but this is among the very best. An intriguing mystery set during the early days of the pandemic, it brings back all those conflicted emotions. I love these characters, and there‘s an intriguing cliffhanger, too.

kspenmoll Cannot wait to read this! 3mo
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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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I‘m always excited to read a new Ruth Galloway mystery.

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Setting Goals | John Renesch
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#BFC2022

A little late wrapping up June, which was a good month in terms of fitness. I made my Apple Watch move goal every day throughout the month, and increased my goal each of the last two weeks. More long #suburbanhiking with hubby as his orthopedic issues improve. I wish I‘d read more, but I‘m happy where I am. My cardiologist was happy, too, with all my test results. So, my goal for July is 85 miles, and lots of pictures.

wanderinglynn Yay! Awesome month! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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I had no idea there were Kindle summer reading challenges until this popped up when I finished the book I was reading!

MallenNC Yes! I did the spring challenge. It was very motivating somehow. 3mo
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I didn‘t cry until close to the end, but now it‘s hard to stop. An incredibly moving, often infuriating, telling of an important story. What these women endured, and the callousness of the companies that employed them, is a story that everyone needs to know. It‘s not a perfect book, but it accomplishes its purpose in making the reader care. No higher purpose or praise.

Suelizbeth Definitely a powerful read and hard to forget. 📚❤️ 4mo
Suzze It was so Maddening to realize how much they knew and ignored. Very hard to forget any of it. 4mo
TieDyeDude Just wait until you read her next book! I hope the author has a good self-care regiment, because she researched some brutal topics. 4mo
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I haven‘t done one of @Andrew65 ‘s readathons in a while, but I‘m jumping into #joysofJune readathon this weekend. I have two nonfiction and one fiction books in progress, and I‘d like to make at least a little headway in all three. We shall see.

SilversReviews Pretty photo!! 4mo
Lynnsoprano @SilversReviews I agree! I just copied the post @Andrew65 used to announce the readathon; the picture is what attracted me. It‘s what I call “up north” flowers that don‘t grow here in South Florida. 4mo
Andrew65 Good luck, thanks for playing along. 😊

The picture called to me when I spotted it. @SilversReviews
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Another library hold came in, and I‘m having trouble putting this down. I watched the movie a couple weeks ago, which I know is a dramatization, and thought it did a good job of telling a horrific story. It turns out that it doesn‘t hold a candle to what actually happened. This is making me angry as well as heartbroken, because I know that there are still industries with so little regard for their workers.

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