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Macker11

Macker11

Joined June 2019

“So many books, so little time” ElemEdMajor
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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#LitsyLove went out today! I get flustered when I don‘t know what I‘m doing so I forgot to tKe a picture of the package! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🙌🏻 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Macker11 awesome!! I‘ll check you off!! Thank you ❤️😘 1w
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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#LitsyLove went out today! I get flustered when I don‘t know what I‘m doing so I forgot to tKe a picture of the package! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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I got my #winterswap package! #litsylove Can‘t wait! Thanks @robinb @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎉🎊📚 1w
robinb YAY!!! Glad it arrived safely! 😊👍 1w
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Almost done with this book! Can‘t wait to finish, I enjoyed this nice easy audiobook while waiting for my hold at the library !

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren

I am starting this read today while I am patiently (not patiently) waiting for my hold to be up on the next book in the series I'm reading.

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Going After Cacciato | Tim O'Brien
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britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 💚 2mo
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1st to Die | James Patterson
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I enjoyed this book! Excited to read the rest of them!!

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Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King

Just got a notification my hold for this is done!!! WOO! Now I have to finish my James Patterson so I can read this one! Anyone read this series?

ElizaMarie I loved this series! You are going to really enjoy it 2mo
Macker11 @ElizaMarie yay! That‘s what I was hoping for ! 2mo
JoScho Read it and loved it! 2mo
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Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Day 2! #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush I want this library, please and thank you! @Sabookslover would you care to join? Just post a cover you love each day, no explanation needed. Also try to tag someone each day!

robinb Love this! ❤️ 2mo
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1) Yes 2) Love pens, any cute nerdy things (: 3) not really. I love Giraffes 4) Mike n Ike‘s 😍 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #LitsyLoveWinterSwap

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2mo
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The Store | James Patterson

Listening to this audiobook! My first James Patterson and I am beyond excited!

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Night Gardener | Terry Fan
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Thank you @Addison_Reads for tagging me! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know you‘re busy but try this out !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will!! Thank you!! 2mo
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Finally crossing things off my to do list! Life has been hectic but here I am! Sending out some #LitsyLove today ! I appreciate everyone who wrote out to me for joining the group! && who doesn‘t love Pete The Cat stickers ?!

SauerPatch Pete the Cat! 😻 2mo
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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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This book was great! I‘m getting into new genres so this definitely was a step in the right direction! I have been so busy with the hurricane and starting a new semester, and joining a new club at school! But still trying to keep up with reading! Ready to pick my next audiobook! Any suggestions?

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter

“sometimes, your world turns upside down, and you need somebody to show you how to walk on your hands before you can find your feet again”
I have loved listening to this book, should finish today!

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter

Between the first week of school and a hurricane headed our direction for a week. I have slacked at my reading. So excited I can move forward with this audiobook! I got caught up on the #BotmBuddyRead for Sunday‘s discussion as well! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 💚💚💚 2mo
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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter

2 hours into this 17 hour #audiobook and I‘m so intrigued !

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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes
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Loved this emotional book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ starting another #audiobook I‘m loving them!

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Hurricane | David Wiesner

Everyone rushes to the Grocery store ... I‘m just worried about running out of books! Ready or not here comes Dorian! #hurricane

TheSpineView Stay safe! 3mo
julesG Stay safe! 3mo
Macker11 @TheSpineView @julesG Thanks Y‘all!! 3mo
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Look what I got !!! #payitforward Thank you @Addison_Reads 💛💛 can‘t wait to read this and ship it on its way!

Addison_Reads I'm glad it arrived safely. Enjoy! 😁 3mo
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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes
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“You can only actually help someone who wants to be helped”
I can tell where this story is headed and I love it. I‘m a little over half way...I don‘t want to stop listening, but life gets in the way

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I liked this one. Definitely had some tears (ok, let's be honest, I ugly cried). 3mo
Macker11 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I am not to that point yet but I know it‘s coming.... it‘s a predictable book but not in a bad way. 3mo
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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes

Push yourself. Don't Settle. Just live well. Just Live.

brit91 💜🧡💛💚💙❤ 3mo
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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes
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Getting into this audiobook!

brit91 My heart this book hit me in all my feelings!! It's a really great read!!💚💙❤💜🧡💛📚 3mo
Macker11 I‘m listening on Libby and about 1/5 of the way through! It‘s caught my attention immediately. I love it so far. 3mo
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So happy I joined #litsylove I got my second round of mail! Thank you all and I look forward to answering y‘all!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @litenthusiast

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💌💗💌 3mo
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I enjoyed my first audiobook! This story was intriguing, with all of the events going on, past and present it kept you guessing what actually happened. I loved that there was not a single problem in the book, but rather it showed how the family struggled during a devastating time. 💛

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Trying #audiobooks this one seems to be good. Not sure if it‘s just me, but I had a hard time keeping the characters straight, I think it‘s just because audiobooks are new to me. Still chugging along!

rretzler If you aren‘t used to audiobooks and there are loads of characters, it can sometimes get confusing. Especially if you tend to zone out every once in awhile like I do. I‘ll start thinking about what the author said only to find I missed something. I do love audiobooks though - but the pause and rewind features are extremely helpful! 3mo
Macker11 @rretzler yeah! It is my first one and I‘m trying to get the hang of it! I really love the idea of being able to read while I‘m busy! 3mo
rretzler I love to listen while in the car and doing laundry and other household chores. I attempt to listen at the grocery store, but can‘t focus on the book as much there. Before going to bed is great if your audiobook platform has a sleep timer, but I tend to rewind a lot the next day. If you are a Kindle/Audible user, the whisper sync feature is great - I usually purchase the audiobook and borrow the ebook to switch back and forth. 3mo
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Macker11 Yeah I love it in the car! My commute to school starts Monday so that will give me tons of time to listen in the car! @rretzler I‘ve been trying to do it at work when I‘m not busy, it‘s more discreet than having a book on my desk lol (edited) 3mo
Clwojick I suggest a good set of headphone for audiobooks! I listen to an absolute ton of them, and it makes a huge difference when you use headphones verses listening to it on speaker. Another suggestion is to find a narrator you like, and choose audiobooks that they narrate. I love Cassandra Campbell and Xe Sands. 3mo
Macker11 @Clwojick thank you for this advice ! 3mo
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Bought these two today, quickly put them on the shelf so the hubby doesn‘t see. I tried to wait and find Still Life in a used bookstore but was not having luck.

Crazeedi You won't regret getting either one of these, ❤ both 3mo
Macker11 @Crazeedi 💛💛 I‘ve been meaning to read this Louise Penny series because I‘ve heard such great things ! (edited) 3mo
Crazeedi @Macker11 I wish I were just starting them again, I have totally enjoyed them 3mo
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My first ever #litsylove I am so excited! I need to get cards so I can write back! How exciting! Thank you for this wonderful group 💛 Thanks @Lovesbooks87 and @Stacypatrice !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Lovesbooks87 💜💜💜💜 3mo
Stacypatrice Yay for #Litsylove 💌💛 3mo
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The Soldiers of Halla | D.J. MacHale
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....and so it‘s over. What a great series and so intriguing! Loved loved loved it 💛 .... and so we go. #HobeyHo ... my nephew actually wants to reread it! I loved that these were thick books with such a great story, the amount of pages didn‘t scare him. @TheSpineView #seriesread

TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
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I Am Abraham Lincoln | Brad Meltzer
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I am starting my collection of these gems 😍 I think it‘s a great addition to any classroom library! So cute!

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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Hold the phone. I just finished this book and I‘m in shock. I loved the intensity and you never knew what was going to be next in the discoveries and who knew what. The ending was a twist and I loved it.

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@Megabooks #25etsy I love this series and have enjoyed reading this with my nephew this summer!! Recommend to anyone and everyone !

Megabooks Thanks for entering!! It‘s so wonderful when a family reads together! 😁 3mo
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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train

My first audiobook EVER I‘m so excited! I chose Libby as I was looking for honestly the cheap option Till I at least see if I like it. Can‘t wait to listen !

Crazeedi I just recently started audiobooks on overdrive/ libby. Once you get used to listening, it's a great way of *reading *more books 3mo
Macker11 @Crazeedi yeah I have only listened to a couple minutes and I can already tell my mind wanders! But I really like the idea of reading more books! I think I‘m going to use audiobooks as more of books I might be interested in, and still purchase the ones I want. 3mo
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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Next topic I would request a discussion on: What do y‘all mark on your sticky notes while reading?! If any. When I do a book club book, I use them to remember points during discussions. But that‘s normally all.

OrangeMooseReads I don‘t mark anything on them. I try to use different colors for quotes, good points, interesting language, etc 3mo
starlight97 I put a sticky note to interesting quotes so I can add them to my collection later. Also, I loved the Silent Patient! 💛 3mo
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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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LOVE LOVE LOVE the bookmarks ! I think I‘m just going to use them all at once!! I love the handmade ones even more! The little monster on the corner is so cute. I know my step daughter will snatch up the dog one, I am not going to even get attached to that one lol. Thank you @Lexeegee @Kshakal @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 📚💛 Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting my first #swap !! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan Those are awesome. 3mo
Kshakal I am so glad you like them!! 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Yay! I‘m glad you like them! 3mo
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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Okay. I have yet to read/listen to a book on Audible. I love having the tangible item while I read, I don‘t even think I will enjoy a kindle since I like to hold the book. But audible sparks my attention, as I see y‘all on walks and different activities while getting to “read” too! I just wanted opinions, and if you listen to audible but still read when you have the chance too. Just opinions and thoughts on it, thinking about starting. Thanks!

britt_brooke I read all formats and love them all for different reasons. When I started listening to audio a couple of years ago, I was so skeptical, but I really love them for multitasking. I had to train my brain to listen and retain so I started with author-narrated memoirs (because they‘re usually great) and rereads. I think those are good starting places. (edited) 3mo
britt_brooke I have an Audible account, but I also listen to a ton of books through my library via the Libby app. 3mo
Macker11 @britt_brooke thanks for the input ! I figure it‘s a 30 day free trial, why not? But I was trying to read up on it, I didn‘t understand, is it $15 and you get 1 credit ? So one book a month? 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I mainly read but I recently started listening to books to be more active. I'm enjoying it so far. 3mo
britt_brooke @Macker11 Yes, that‘s correct. And you also get access to sales when they occur and there are usually some good books for $5 (which is super cheap for audio). You can also return a book if you didn‘t like it and get your credit back. 3mo
Macker11 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @britt_brooke so it‘s $15 a book, don‘t you breeze through them? 3mo
IndoorDame I read all 3 formats. The more I read audio the more I like it. Some come from Audible, but some from Libby (which let's me borrow them from my local library for free). If you're just trying to see if you like the format I'd try that. 3mo
britt_brooke @Macker11 Yes, sometimes, but regular price is usually $20-30. I usually go only for new releases on Audible. Never use your credit for a book that‘s less than $15. You may also want to look into Scribd. You pay a monthly membership but you don‘t own the books. It‘s like a library with no wait. I think you can borrow multiple books a month just not at the same time. @booksnchill can tell you more about it, if you‘re interested? She uses it a lot. 3mo
Macker11 @britt_brooke hmm. I have a good used bookstore by me and I can get books super cheap, so that makes me scared to spend that much on an audio. I love the idea of being active while still reading, just not worth that extra $ maybe. It would be cool if you paid x a month and could read unlimited. I go through a book a day, and normally don‘t pay over $3 for a hardcover 😔 3mo
britt_brooke @Macker11 I totally hear ya. I am usually pretty thrifty with my books, too. I could never get all of my audiobooks from Audible. It‘s just too expensive. The library is where I get most of mine .... and they‘re free! I cannot recommend Libby enough. 3mo
Macker11 @britt_brooke thanks for the info! I will check it out! 3mo
LibrarianRyan if you don't know yet if you like audiobooks, you might try your local library download service first. And if you want to get away from Amazon, Libro.fm is similar, supper fun, and supports indy book stores. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Depends how long the book is. Most good books cost more than that, but you get 1 credit a month with your subscription. I use that to get the longer and more expensive books. They had a Canada Day sale where some books were on sale, but I'm not sure how often that sort of thing happens... If you think you'll go thru a lot then maybe just borrow from the library. 3mo
Booksnchill Thanks for the tag @britt_brooke - I like Scribd. It is 8.99 monthly. You don‘t “borrow” any set number and it is books and audiobooks. You don‘t own them and they can only be accessed while your membership is active. I love it but be aware that the newest releases sometimes get “embargoed” and they tell you the date they will once again be available. I am not a member of audible but I do buy audiobooks there occasionally. Libby and Hoopla also👍 3mo
Macker11 @Booksnchill thank you! I appreciate your input ! 3mo
JoyBlue I love reading w/my ears! I binge audio from my library via Overdrive/Libby.

You can get Audible credits down to
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Paper Towns | Green, John
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Such a good book 💛 really hits home for me, since it‘s written about Orlando, FL. Would highly recommend and wanting to read another one of his books soon!

Bshelton27 I got this one too! I‘m bringing it on the plane with me this weekend to read! 3mo
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Paper Towns | Green, John
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Found a quiet little place to read during lunch and it‘s right by the local bookstore so I can run in and see if anything catches my eye for that never ending TBR pile 😏. This book is fascinating to me! It‘s all based in Orlando, which is where I live and have lived my entire life. It‘s interesting to see your entire community in a single book. The kids in the book even go to my high school! && I love John Green 💛

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Raven Rise | D.J. MacHale
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If I take a picture of my book in front of my calendar it works right?!? I can dream of being somewhere reading instead of my desk in between tasks?! Finished this gem, headed to book 10 when my nephew is finished. Would pick a million times over for kids to read, it is very attention grabbing and a visual book. Love love love. @TheSpineView #seriesread

TheSpineView 😊 😊 😊 3mo
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Llama Llama Red Pajama | Anna Dewdney
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Soooo.... I just got these books from the Kellogg‘s reward program, where when you purchase a participating item you can pick a book for yourself or donate it! Absolutely in love. Excuse me while I eat my Rice Krispies. https://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com/en_US/promotions/feeding-reading-national....

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Raven Rise | D.J. MacHale

Hobey Ho! Let‘s go! Onto book #9. Sad to see this series end in my near future.

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The Pilgrims of Rayne | D.J. MacHale
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Y‘all know I love this series! This book did not disappoint. If it‘s possible, I believe that the books are getting better. 😍📚 ready for book nine!! #seriesread @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😊 3mo
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I got 3 bookmark swaps today! So excited for Thursday!!! Thank you! I don‘t know who two are from but I do know the third is @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 📚#bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Yay! I hope you enjoy them! 3mo
Macker11 @Lexeegee @Kshakal THANK YOU! 💛 3mo
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The Quillan Games | D.J. MacHale
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Can we just take a minute for this cute book sleeve 😍 this book just as all the others is amazing! This book was one of the ones in the series I couldn‘t put down! @TheSpineView #seriesread

TheSpineView 🤩🤩 3mo
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The Quillan Games | D.J. MacHale
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Rivers of Zadaa | D J MacHale
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I am reading this series with my nephew and I have loved it! He has really enjoyed talking through the books with me too! I love having this connection with him and when everyone else is around they feel like we are talking another language! Highly recommend this series, it was a series he had to read in 6th grade.

LibrarianRyan Great Series!. 3mo
Shakespearience This series is one of my faves! 3mo
TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
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The Bookmaker | Chris Fraser
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Okay! So here it goes. My first #bookmarkswap it‘s out in the mail. Kind of nervous because it‘s my first one, I want to learn about the swaps from this one and get better! Thank you for the opportunity to join this swap @LibrarianRyan 📚

LibrarianRyan I bet it's wondderful. I love the stickers!!! 3mo
Hufflepuffle It‘s my first swap too! I think I might have got over excited with mine 🙈 3mo
Macker11 @Hufflepuffle I wanted to get over excited, I waited to buy until matches were out because I wanted to buy to certain personalities but then I realized that, that was impossible. So next time I want to start earlier and maybe find some good places to buy them. 3mo
Hufflepuffle That was something I thought about too. I decided to buy/ahead of time in the end but missed out on being able to personalise them. I am sure that everyone will love whatever they get though! 3mo
Macker11 @Hufflepuffle I also got concerned about August 15th, I didn‘t want to be late! So I figured this time I would learn the swap and be better and more organized next time! I would love to handmake some next time 3mo
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The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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This is my current Bookclub read! It was actually really good! Loved the twist and turns that happened throughout and I highly recommend this book!

Crazeedi This sounds good! 3mo
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The Classroom | A.L. Bird
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Love, Love, Loveeeeeeee this new stamp I got !

LibrarianRyan Pretty. 4mo
Bshelton27 Ahhhh it‘s soooo cute!!!! I love it!!! 4mo
DrSpalding I love it too! 😄❤️📚 4mo
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Daisey Cute! I love my library stamp too. 4mo
Kshakal I love this!!! 4mo
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The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
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This was the first time I had read this and I loved it! Percy learns so many things about himself and his friends during this book. It is very fast pace and sucks you in from the beginning! Definitely will be checking out this series!

BooknerdsLife One of the best series out there! ❤️ So happy you enjoyed it! I first read it with my kid years ago & was hooked by his writing since! 4mo
DeannaP This is such a good series! I think the books are so much better then the movies! 4mo
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