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Maggie

Maggie

Joined April 2016

Buy me books and tell me I'm pretty. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45441152-maggie-burns.
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The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Early nineteenth century : 1800-1865. B by Paul Lauter, Richard Yarborough, John Alberti, Mary Pat Brady
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Blood Harvest by Sharon Bolton, S. J. Bolton
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The Norton Anthology of English Literature by Stephen Greenblatt, W W Norton & Company
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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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Not 'Til Tomorrow, Phoebe | Julie Zwillich
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So I know I said that I would be picking a winner for my #35RandomActs giveaway today. But work is insane right now, so I‘m pushing it to Saturday. Good news is...you can still submit through Friday. 🙂

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Just want to say a quick thank you to everyone who reached out. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to, and so much more than I deserve after my little pity party.
I am extending the #35RandomActs #giveaway through the end of the month (because thats about the next time I‘ll have an opportunity to go through everything), so PLEASE keep those stories of kindness coming.

emilyhaldi 💕 2y
tammysue 💗🌸 2y
ReadZenRites Happy Belated birthday!! 🤗🎂 2y
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Kaye Dear Maggie , I did something nice today but please cancel it out. I bought breakfast for the policeman in line behind me at McD‘s. It doesn‘t count because I‘ve been stopped 3 times for speeding and they always let me off with a warning but no ticket. That cancels out my good deed. It‘s more of a payback/ thank you. ❤️. 😁. 🚔 👮‍♀️ 2y
bookishbunny Happy Belated Birthday!! 🎉🎂🎊 I ❤️this! What a kind and thoughtful idea. 😊 2y
mrsmarch @Kaye Paying it forward!! 😂👮🏽‍♀️ 2y
kspenmoll Happy belated birthday! Just found you.love your kindness, thoughtfulness- I try to live this way- it brings joy to a tough world right now- still trying to instill in my son. Thank you! 2y
Jess7 On Friday I got off work early and went to grab chipotle. When I got back to my car I noticed this teenage couple in the car beside mine were having car trouble and the hood was popped. The boy kept trying to start his car, but it wasn‘t starting. I have jumper cables in my trunk, so I offered to help. We got his car running and I went on my way. That is my recent #payitforward story. (edited) 2y
FlowerFairy Happy (very belated) Cake Day!!! 🎂 2y
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Birthdays are always lonely for me, and because I often don‘t feel very important of influential, I just wanted to do something that mattered, on a day that, due to a lack of close friends or family, is historically not a good day for me. I guess that was selfish of me. But I am well aware that Litsy is a wonderful place full of kind, generous people. Obviously I went about this the wrong way, and I‘m very sorry.

Samplergal Totally forgot. I‘m old. I did make my neighbor dinner Monday. Her hubby died six weeks ago. Not random. 2y
Jess7 I don‘t remember seeing your post. I wouldn‘t take it personal - I‘m sure people just missed it bc it wasn‘t promoted a lot, but I have personally experienced lots of random acts of kindness around Litsy in the last two weeks. I would love to take time right now to recognize a few of the acts of kindness I have personally witnessed from Littens over the past couple weeks and I hope you will consider them in your drawing: 2y
Jess7 @Chelleo organized the @LitsyWelcomeWagon and brought three of us into it help to new Littens understand Litsy. @RaimeyGallant worked hard on putting together #litsyasks to help library thing with the transition @TricksyTails commandeered @MinDea ‘s #HumpDayPost a couple weeks ago to cheer her up when she was having a bad week... 2y
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Jess7 A ton of Littens offered a ton of awesome help and assistance to me when I started planning my Europe vacation this summer. Many emailed me, offered their insight, itinerary ideas, and even looked over my itinerary to help me figure out if the locations we were staying were ok. So many to tag for this.. @buecherwurm was one. @Verity @Mitch (and so many more) (edited) 2y
Jess7 @gossamerchild very kindly sent me her copy of Pachinko bc #Botm was sold out and she knew I wanted to own a copy. (edited) 2y
Jess7 @LeslieO sent me The Music Shop when #Botm sent her two copies. She could have easily traded it in on the botm swap, but she was so sweet to pass it on 2y
Scurvygirl Happiest of Birthdays! @Jess7 is right, I have to see something several times to remember the all the littens that have jumped in when swap gifts were lost or forgotten is truly kind. I have never seen such a rocking crew of people. 🎈🎈🎈💜💜💜 2y
Jess7 @MinDea spent over an hour on the phone last night telling me about attractions in Paris I should visit on vacation. 2y
Jess7 @britt_brooke saw that I like bookish totes and offered to send me the one she doesn‘t use anymore. When it arrived in the mail, she also included a botm wine glass cover, and a book she thought might be on my TBR (and it was!! 🤗) 2y
Chelleo This is awesome! I never saw the original post (but my memory is horrible so don‘t hold me to it). Thanks for the tag and kind words @Jess7 You‘re kindness resonates! I‘d tag @leftik for introducing me to Litsy and bullet journaling (which are now 2 of my favorite things). Also @LeshaMac for coming to my aid as I dealt with a stressful situation last week...she‘s a great cousin and amazing friend (bonus!) 2y
britt_brooke @Jess7 😘😘 2y
Jess7 These are only a fraction of the random acts of kindness I have experienced and witnessed in the last two weeks. There has been a lot more, and I‘m sure I‘m forgetting to mention a lot, but I promise you there have been plenty of random acts of kindness, and if you still want to do your giveaway, I would kindly request you consider the Littens I‘ve mentioned above. They did these things not to be recognized, but because they are just kind people. 2y
britt_brooke I missed the original post, but this is such a nice idea! I‘d like to mention a couple of wonderful Littens who sent me bookswap goodies. In addition to the amazing things they sent to me, they also included items for my 2 sons which was so unexpected but incredibly thoughtful. @kspenmoll @MallenNC 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife Oh, I didn‘t know about this. Can I still enter? I‘ll still make a post either way to just share. 😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Happy Birthday! I received a lovely book from @Cinfhen last week that I was interested in MONTHS ago. She remembered my interest and sent it to me when she‘d finished. 😍 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife It won‘t allow me to tag you so I made a post with the tag. 2y
MinDea This is such a sweet idea and I am so sorry that we all missed it! If we can do nominations since we all missed the original post, I would nominate @DGRachel and @Beckykearns each volunteered to send a make up swap package for #FeedAReader for 2 of our participants whose matches didn't send them anything. I also would nominate @TK421 for hosting a giveaway and sending me THREE books off my tbr list. 2y
Jess7 Sending ((hugs)) to you! I‘m sorry your birthday is lonely. You didn‘t go about it the wrong way, I just didn‘t see it. You are important, you do matter, and you are influential. Look at all the buzz your post is generating and all the #litsylove people want to share with you! 🤗🤗 2y
MinDea @cobwebmoth for sending the sweetest care package to me with all the ingredients I'd need to make S'mores Cupcakes! So awesome! There are so many wonderful, kind and generous people on here and these #PayItForward acts of kindness happen all the time on here but they tend not to post about their own deeds! 2y
cobwebmoth @MinDea 🤗❤ 2y
cobwebmoth I'm sorry that this didn't go quite the way you wanted it to, but I hope you know that you are cared about, and you matter. Huge hugs to you! 2y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! @LeahBergen recently sent me a lovely package with a British pony book and great bookmarks, wrapped in tissue paper that was enjoyed immensely by my kitties. 😸 2y
Robothugs I did include you in the @LitsyBirthdays post. I can‘t find you to tag because Litsy needs to get it together. I‘m sorry birthdays are this way for you but I hope all the love pouring out helps. 💗 2y
TheWordJar Happy birthday, Maggie! 🎉🌟🎉 I‘m sorry it wasn‘t the best day it could be. Everyone deserves an extra special day, and I hope Litsy can band together to make it a little better for you. I did not see your original post, but I‘m glad I saw this one. I look forward to following you! 2y
SkeletonKey Sorry we missed this 😕 we are wishing you such a good, new, fresh year though! 2y
aprilpohren Happy Birthday Maggie!!! Sending tons of birthday hugs and good wishes! 2y
britt_brooke Happy birthday! 💚💚💚 2y
Cinfhen Happy birthday!!! 💕🥂🎂My Litsy has been shoddy since the switchover but I‘m so glad I got THIS TAG from @BarbaraTheBibliophage 💓💓💓Hope your day was better then expected ❣️ 2y
DGRachel I‘m sorry that your birthday was disappointing. I understand feeling alone and insignificant, but as I think you can see, a lot of people, myself included, never saw the original post and I think, like @MinDea said, many of us don‘t like to post about the good things we do. {{big hugs}} to you. I hope you have a great weekend and know that you ARE important and you ARE loved. 2y
CouronneDhiver Oh no! 😕 I hate for you to feel sad on your birthday... 2y
Wife 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 2y
heylaurenmack Happy birthday, Maggie. I‘ve had a few rough birthdays over the past several years but I want you to know that your post ultimately brought more light into Litsy and made people recognize their ability to care for one another. What you‘ve done is important and so are you! I‘m excited to follow you and please reach out whenever that quiet voice starts whispering about insignificance because it simply isn‘t true. We have to stick together! 2y
PenguinInFlight Happy Birthday, Maggie! ❤️❤️ Please don‘t feel you were selfish about this - it‘s not that at all! I think with the update, it may have gotten lost in the shuffle and many of us didn‘t see it. 😔 Know that there is lots of love for you on Litsy, on your birthday and every day! ☺️Big hugs to you, and know you have a community here that cares about you a great deal. xx00 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads You‘re the best! 😘😘 2y
LeahBergen A great big Happy Birthday to you, Maggie! 📚❤️📚❤️📚 2y
Chelsea.Poole Love this idea! My mom does this on her birthday. It‘s so inspiring to see someone be giving on a day that is traditionally about receiving. Happy birthday to you! 😊 2y
CarolynM Happy Birthday Maggie🎂🎉💐 I'm not a follower of yours so I didn't see your post until @Jess7 brought it to my attention. I think your idea was a lovely one, we all need a little more kindness in our lives. I'm going to follow you now and I hope I'll get to know you. 2y
TricksyTails Happy happy happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎁 I‘m so sorry we missed your post! I‘ve been alone for many birthdays and hate for you to feel that way. This was a selfless and generous idea for your birthday. Thank you for your kindness! Sending you so much love and hugs to you on your very special day! 🤗♥️🤗♥️🤗♥️ 2y
DebinHawaii Happy Birthday Maggie! 🎉🎂🎈It's wonderful for you to give to others on your Birthday! I'm sorry I missed your post the first time around! Sending you wishes for a happy day and year ahead. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ReaderthenBlogger Happy birthday! Sending love and and well wishes to you! Bookworms are never alone. 🤗🤗🤗 2y
Kaye Hiya Maggie. Sorry I totally missed your post til tonite . Happy upcoming birthday ! What a great thing to ask for, that others do something nice for someone in honor of your birthday. I‘d help a little old lady across the street but I‘m the little old lady. I‘ll think of something good to do then post it. Don‘t feel alone. You have a truckload of Litsy folks that will be great pals for you. A nice group. ❤️🌷❤️🌷❤️ 2y
tammysue Aw Happy Birthday Maggie!!! 🎂💕 2y
Bookishthoughts Happy happy birthday 🎂 it's ok to be sad😘💜 you have MANY more years of happiness to go💜🌈😊 so a few low days are perfectly acceptably💜 hope the sun shines bright for you tomorrow😘 2y
Shadowfat Happy birthday!! I hope everyone here at Litsy has helped make things a little better for you on your birthday. I hope you enjoyed the day the best you could 🎂🍦🍰 2y
Ingerella I hope you have a wonderful birthday! 🍰🎉🎂 2y
ReadingRover Happy birthday Maggie! I hope you had a great day! This is the first time I saw your post and I‘m more than happy to participate. Don‘t ever feel like you‘re not influential enough because even the smallest acts of kindness matter. Just suggesting others do something like this makes a big deal! 🤗 2y
Bookishthoughts I wasn't following you , so I didn't know about your #35actsofkiddness but I'll name a few for you😊🌈 A few weeks ago I was walking by a man's shop, he was carrying a lot of little bags for his place and some boexes. Well all his bags fell outside but he kept walking in to put the boxes down. I picked up all his bags and walk I 2y
Bookishthoughts In to give them to him😊 2y
Bookishthoughts A few days ago I was at the store. I'm not super tall but I'm a lot taller then most people in my town. Anyways these two women were trying to read the price of something on the too shelf. They were walking really far back to try and read the price because a box was in the way. So with out being asked I just walked up and moved the box for them and told them the price. They were really nice💜 true stories for #35randomactsofkindness 2y
Bookishthoughts Sorry my screen is kinda broken I know in have a lot of typos😊🌈 2y
RainyDayReading Happy Birthday! I‘m sorry that I didn‘t know about this earlier, and that your birthday wasn‘t the best, but I hope all these birthday wishes make you smile (: 2y
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday, Maggie!! 🎉🎂🎉 Only found out about your post just now (Thanks, @TricksyTails! ). That's such a lovely idea. There can never be enough kindness in the world. Wish you much love, goodness & magic 😊 💜 2y
megt Sending you some birthday hugs! I‘m sorry to hear that it‘s not always a great day for you, but I hope that some Litsy love puts a smile on your face. 💕 2y
Kdgordon88 Happy birthday! What a wonderful way to spread kindness. I hope you had a blessed day. 2y
emilyhaldi 💕 Happy birthday Maggie!!! 💕 2y
sudi Happy Birthday Maggie 🎂🎉🎉 2y
mabell A very happy birthday Maggie! 🎉🎈🎁🎂 I love your idea of pointing out the good people do. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
mrp27 Happy Birthday Maggie!!! 🎉🎂🍾 2y
Bks4Wrms 🎉🎈🎂🎁Happy Birthday!🎁🎂🎈🎉 2y
readordierachel Happy birthday! 🎉🎈 2y
BeckyK @MinDea Thank you 😊 2y
seglitis Happy Birthday!!! While I didn't see this until now, i don't have a picture for you... (and I probably wouldn't have taken one even if I had seen it) But just yesterday as I was waiting for my tea order at Tim Horton's, I noticed an elderly homeless man sitting outside in the cold. So I got back in line and bought him a coffee. It's not much. But he needed it. I love the idea of good karma and paying it forward. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎈🎉😎 2y
Kalalalatja I‘m so sorry this got lost in all the other posts! I saw it when you posted, and thought it was such a great idea, but then it went out of my head again because of life. 👎 I‘m hoping you will have the most lovely of birthdays with a lot of self love and self care (my tip is lots of cake!) Litsy is here for you, even if we do need a reminder at times ❤️ 2y
Dragon Happy birthday 🎂🎉 2y
rustoryhuf Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday you. Happy birthday, happy birthday. Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎉🎊🎁 to you! 2y
Weisubei Happy birthday Maggie!!! Wish you all the love and happiness in the world! 2y
Mdargusch Happy Birthday! 🎂🎁🎈. My favorite jump start to my day is when the person in front of me in the drive through at Starbucks buys my coffee. It‘s a little thing that makes my day. But on Litsy! So many random acts of kindness that I can‘t name them all. @Cinfhen @LeahBergen and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks have sent me books, bookmarks, and gifts just because. That just melts my heart. ☺️ 2y
Cinfhen I love sending random books to other Littens @Mdargusch and I‘ve received books and goodies from many Littens,too... @emilyhaldi was just one 😉 as was @LeahBergen & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #LittensAreTheBest 😍😍😍 (edited) 2y
Maggie Just want to say a quick thank you to everyone who reached out. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to, and so much more than I deserve after my little pity party.
I am extending the #35RandomActs #giveaway through the end of the month (because thats about the next time I‘ll have an opportunity to go through everything), so PLEASE keep those stories of kindness coming.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen and thank you for everything!!! And for being my friend 💕😘💕😘 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch 😘😘😘😘😘 2y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen @Mdargusch 😘😘😘😘 2y
kspenmoll Not selfish! 2y
gossamerchild I sent a book to my #litsypenpal @Eyelit , but she already had a copy of it, so she's sending it on to her other penpal and another #litten. I thought it was cool to see people sharing books they love with other readers. This community is great for that. And happy birthday! My last birthday (or two) was absolutely miserable, so I feel your pain 😥 2y
Jess Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day. Many hugs. 2y
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Hi all! Just wanted to remind you of my #35RandomActs #Giveaway for my 35th birthday! ANY Random Act of Kindness counts!

Two weeks left! No need to wait...you can post them now!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday!!!! 🎁🎈🎂🎊🎉Miss you on Litsy!! 2y
Maggie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you. 😊 2y
BooksAtNight Happy Birthday! 2y
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PenguinInFlight Happy Birthday! 💜🎉💜 I had something nice happen to me today...months ago, I helped a couple straighten out a problem with their registration for their vehicle with the NY DMV. (I‘m a title clerk at a GM dealership.) I told them that‘s what I was there for, and I was glad to help them. They went on their way, and I had forgotten about it until a man came up to my desk today with two boxes of Russell Stover chocolates. He asked if I was the girl 2y
PenguinInFlight that had helped them when he and his wife were there last. I said yes, and he said “We were in the area today and wanted to bring these to you and your coworkers for going above and beyond when you didn‘t have to. Thank you for being such great folks.” It was the sweetest gesture, all these months later, and he remembered. I got teary-eyed. 2y
StephanieGeiser Happy birthday!! 🎂🎁🎊🎉🎈 2y
Maggie Just want to say a quick thank you to everyone who reached out. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to, and so much more than I deserve after my little pity party.
I am extending the #35RandomActs #giveaway through the end of the month (because thats about the next time I‘ll have an opportunity to go through everything), so PLEASE keep those stories of kindness coming.
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The Birthday Girl | Sue Fortin
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Hi all! I know it‘s been a while. Life‘s been...crazy.
So, I‘ll be turning 35 exactly one month from today, & I need to work on my karma.
So, here‘s what I want for my birthday: I want to see people out there performing some Random Acts of Kindness. They don‘t have to be book-related (but bonus points is they are*).
If I can get 35 people to make a post of them spreading love out in the world, tagging it #35RandomActs, I‘ll...(cont in comments)

Maggie ...randomly select one winner on April 4th, and I‘ll buy you one book from your TBR. Don‘t forget to tag me in your posts! 😊❤️😊❤️ (edited) 2y
Maggie *No bonus points will be given for Bookish RAKs. Kindness is kindness. ❤️ 2y
RaimeyGallant Hi Maggie! There's something up with the search function when I try to tag you to repost your giveaway. I've noticed this before when there are approximately 20 people with the same first letters in their name. I can't tag @maggie in a post, only in a comment, because there are too many @maggie...s. Until Litsy can fix this, you may want to add a letter to the end of your handle so people can interact with you. @TimSpalding @kgriffith 2y
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RaimeyGallant And happy birthday! Sorry I couldn't repost your giveaway this time, but it's too difficult to direct people to you if I can't tag you, and it wouldn't work to tag you in a comment, because it'll just get buried after a few other people comment. (edited) 2y
RaimeyGallant If you would consider doing a belated bday giveaway or extend the deadline, let me know and I'll repost it for you after you alter your handle. Make sure you tag me so I know. Also, I recommend following the last few hundred people to like my posts, bec they're recently active, and it's about a 50 percent follow back rate, so that will give you at least 150 new eyes on your giveaway. @jess7 (edited) 2y
kgriffith @Maggie, so you and others have the info, I just posted this: Testing tagging when you know the person‘s whole username @raimeygallant okay, this is a workaround but until we address tagging wonkiness here‘s how I did it: type @ NAME then go back and delete the space, X out of the pop up at the top right, then tap after NAME, X out of the pop up again, hit space and type on. NOT elegant, but it works, and I‘ll pass this along; thanks, Raimey! 2y
RaimeyGallant @kgriffith I'll try again in a bit, but that wasn't working for me just now. Point is, we're in this together Maggie. ;) 2y
Jess7 I tried that too @Maggie it didn‘t work for me on my post. I‘ll try again 2y
TimSpalding Do we think the @Maggie issue is new? 2y
TimSpalding It seems to me that the bug is that Maggie does not appear when I try to type @ and then Maggie (or Maggi, etc) here in comments. Nor does she appear when I search from the search button. This is bad, but i can‘t see how it‘s new, and related to the server switch. Do you think it is? 2y
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Hi littens! This isn‘t book related, but remember a few weeks ago when I was at work feeling like a contestant on The Bachelor? Well, guess what?!?!?

I got the final rose!!!!

Even though the official start date of my new position (an internal promotion) isn‘t until February 12th, I‘ve already started the job and have started moving into my new office. It‘s going to be a hard next few months, but I‘m going to learn so much! I‘m so happy!

4thhouseontheleft Congrats!!🍾🎉 🌹 2y
Mdargusch Woohoo! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 2y
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RebelReader 🍾🍾🍾🍾 2y
Bks4Wrms Congrats! 🎉 2y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🎊 2y
megt Congratulations! 2y
Jess7 Congrats! I hope you‘re liking it so far! 2y
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There‘s a literary holiday called “Burns Night”?!?!? How did I not know about this? I feel like a failure as a Burns and a reader.

https://bookriot.com/?p=149624

CocoReads Yes, one of our pubs, Fiddler‘s Hearth has an annual dinner. I‘ve never gone, it‘s pretty pricey and I suck at making reservations but maybe one day! 2y
Maggie @CocoReads that sounds fun! 2y
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Today was the first time this week I got home before 6, so I was finally able to pick up my #RavenMail package from @bitterbear - Thank you so much for the goodies! I love the tote, and the bookmark is so cute/terrifying.

I‘ve got three Raven Mail books now (Although I had to buy one of them 😡) which is super exciting after not really feeling like I was getting to participate for so long.

And, yes, I did intend that to be passive aggressive.

Betty I foresee a trip to Trader Joe's in my near future 2y
Maggie @Betty I think that would be wise. 😉 2y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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I always thought I was more of a Tina than an Amy (brown hair, brown eyes, glasses). I started reading this & realized...not so much. I at least knew I was more Liz Lemon than Leslie Knope, but, looking at my work style, I don‘t think that‘s true either (professionally. Personally, I‘m ALL Lemon { #WorkingOnMyNightCheese }) Either way, I‘m a bitch who gets stuff DONE.
Anywho...I loved this. Laughed as much as I thought I would, and cried WAY more

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Hi Littens! I know it‘s been awhile.

Just read this and found it funny. Because yesterday I experienced the professional equivalent of being a contestant on The Bachelor.

Rcoco 😯 2y
CocoReads 😂 and in fact, I feel lately that mine is trying to kill me 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Time to revisit my childhood crush on Calvin O‘Keefe.

You can probably expect a lot...a LOT of A Wrinkle in Time posts between now and March 9th. I‘m so excited!!! Especially for the Oprah-Reese Witherspoon-Mindy Kaling combo (Oprindeese?)

#FirstBookOf2018

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Whew How Did I Ever Do It? | Bobbie Jean Chestnut
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I DID IT!!! (It‘s not really 27, because I didn‘t really read the Oatmeal book twice).

But Goodreads is really pissing me off, so I‘m going to bed now.

Happy New Year, all!

Scurvygirl 😹🎉🎉🎉 2y
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I‘m sending in a ringer, but I need to finish two books to complete my #2017ReadingChallenge and I am bound and determined to finish.

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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After 361 days, I finally, FINALLY finished Wuthering Heights.

But don‘t ask me any questions about it.

#MarathonOnTheMoors

AshleyHoss820 😂😂😂 I felt like this too! I don't know how you feel about the book, but I didn't like it. I catch a lot of flak because so many people love it. 😊 2y
Kaye Funny 😁 I haven‘t read it and don‘t plan to anytime soon. Doesn‘t sound like my sorta book. Congrats on completing it. I felt that way when I read American Tragedy. I took 6 months to read it, and not because the book was bad. It was long and very detailed so it was a bit like walking through quicksand. 2y
coffeenebula 😂😂😂 2y
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I just found out they wrote a sequel to the scariest book I ever read...and this time Elmo is along for the ride, being a bad influence as usual.

ZoeyPeacock This was one of my favorite books as a kid! 2y
Jenshootsweddings I didn‘t know they did another one! 2y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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So, I didn‘t exchange books with anyone, and my Christmas is actually over, so it‘s not technically #jolabokaflod, but how can I resist a holiday tradition that involves staying up reading a new book? This one had me laughing and crying even before the page numbers stopped being Roman numerals.

Ginger bread cookies courtesy of my cousin.

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So Over It | Stephanie Morrill
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I‘m drunk, and my family‘s treating me like shit, and I want to catch up with my real friends, but...@Litsy ...I‘m getting really tired of this. 😡😡😡

BookishMarginalia Shake the phone and let Litsy know. 2y
CouronneDhiver Oh the joys of family 🙄 Have another one 🍻 2y
Bookzombie I have this issue often and have reported it too. 2y
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Hi Santa, just want to let you know that your services will not be needed this year. I already got everything I want.

The books are perfect (and, yes, I‘m totally cool with ARCs), my mom has already threatened to steal the mug next time she‘s in town, & I ADORE the bookplates. Also, I had never heard of Pretzelphoria before today, but I want to go to there.

@quietjenn , thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope your gift was just as perfect.❤️

Maggie And, a big thank you to our organizers, @Avanders @BookBabe and @MrBook for all their hard work. #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange. (edited) 2y
quietjenn Oh, I'm *so* pleased to hear this! Pretzelphoria are semi-local - that and the Wawa coffee were my regional nods. I wish I'd remembered to pack a treat for your cat, but glad you like anyway. 😀 2y
Maggie @quietjenn a box full of tissue and wrapping paper is all she needs. 😻 2y
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quietjenn Sounds about right! Plus, there's a box ... 2y
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
MrBook Wow!!! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cinfhen Niiiice❤️💚❤️ 2y
Avanders ♥️🎄💚 2y
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Christmas Stalking | Margaret Daley
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Eeeek! I‘m so excited!

(And by “I” I mean “we” because this obviously includes #Maya)
#secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange

quietjenn Haha, I wonder if she smells my cat Winston. 2y
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Dead and Gone | Charlaine Harris
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#BookAndDinner: Sesame Noodles and Sookie (and potstickers. Everything should be potstickers).

BookBabe Mmmmm, potstickers. 🥟 😋 2y
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Christmas Bliss: A Novel | Mary Kay Andrews
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Oh. Em. GEE. I don‘t even know what‘s in here, but I know you did way too much, @quietjenn . Thank you so, so much. I hope your box is just as big and heavy and tempting. I can‘t wait for Thursday!
#SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange #ImNotWorthy

quietjenn Yay! It was fun to put together and hard to make myself stop. I hope you love what's inside! 2y
Maggie @quietjenn I know I will! ❤️😊❤️ 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
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Crust-less quiche and salad tonight. #BookAndDinner. Trying to reach my 2017 goal and zero out my “currently reading” shelf. It‘s not gonna happen, but...

I wish I could share the book in back, because WOW, but it‘s for #RavenMail (finally), and I don‘t want to spoil the surprise. Suffice to say, I‘ll be sending it on (after reading in one more time), and going out to buy it myself.

UglyOldBat Yum! 2y
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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🎶Drinking and wrapping and wrapping and drinking🎶

I‘m a scumbag as usual, but my #SecretSantaGoesPostal package is going out tomorrow.

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Pulling into Friday (and the last day of the semester) like...

I‘ve worked 48 hours in 4 days, and I don‘t have a day off until next Thursday. I. Am. Tired.

But, in case any kittens are stalking me, I do know that I have three packages waiting for me in my apartment office. Hopefully I‘ll be able to pick them up tomorrow.

Jess7 Oh my. I feel ya. I‘ll put in about sixty hours this week myself. Sooo tried. Prepping for a January 3rd trial date is no fun! 2y
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Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day | Zo Franois, Jeff Hertzberg, Zo Fran Ois
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“And all the books in the world.”

Good Morning and Happy Friday! ❤️😊❤️😉❤️

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Christmasland | Joe Hill
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Flashback to 3 years ago when I had time to build a book tree. This picture almost makes me miss unemployment. Almost.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Omg!! I love this!!!! 📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Tanzy13 🎄📚 2y
abbsinwonderland Love it 😍🎄📚 2y
Maggie @abbsinwonderland thank you! But your book tree puts this one to shame. 😊 2y
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Vegas, anyone? 🃏♠️♥️♣️♦️🃏

Lame but fun Litfluence post.

Bookzombie Congratulations!!⭐️⭐️👏🏻👏🏻 2y
SassyBookworm Congratulations!!! 🎉🍾 2y
TrishB 🎉🎉👍🏻 2y
abbsinwonderland 👏👏🎉🎉 congratulations! 💜 2y
sprainedbrain 😂 congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Mehso-so

I think it‘s official, guys. I just don‘t like audio. Even though there were a couple of laugh-out-loud moments, my mind wandered, as per usual. And, some of the voices were more grating than funny.

But I‘ll definitely buy this in print.

Bostonmomx2 I‘m not a huge fan of audio either. I did a lot of them when I commutes but haven‘t done that in about 10 years. 2y
JacqMac I can‘t do audio either. My mind wanders and I just end up getting lost. 2y
Suet624 I seem to only be able to follow non-fiction on audio. And just barely. 2y
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#BookAndDinner
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta (I made the tomatoes myself in my dehydrator).

Feeling really stressed and impatient (still really angry about a thing), so I‘ve had a hard time concentrating. But cooking helps. And the short scenes help, too. And I‘ve been catching up with y‘all, too.

jfalkens Hope everything is ok xXxX 2y
SassyBookworm Your dinner looks delicious 😋!!! I‘m so jealous! We were lazy & had store bought pizza 2y
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Switched | R.L. Stine
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Look what arrived today, @Clwojick
Thank you so, so much! I‘m most excited about the tagged book-when I was in 7th grade, a classmate did a book report presentation on it, & spoiler alerted us about a big twist at the end. So me & 1 other girl waited outside the classroom so the ending wouldn‘t be ruined for us. But I never got around to reading it. 20 years later, I‘ll finally find out what happened!

callielafleur My favorite part of these books might be the covers. They're pretty great. What a great set! 2y
Maggie Funny story: I was telling someone about winning all of these books, and asked her if she had read them when she was a kid (we‘re about the same age). Her response: “No, I had a social life.” 🙄 2y
Maggie @callielafleur the covers are the best...especially the fashion! 2y
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Clwojick 😂😂😂😂 I had a social life too. My friends were books. 2y
BrittanyReads 😍😍😍😍 2y
mcipher 😂 what a cute story! 2y
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Feeling super frustrated for several reasons, one of which is Litsy related. Having a very hard time with “If you can‘t say something nice...”
I‘m so tired of feeling like the bad guy for just standing up for myself. Please forgive me for being passive-aggressive.

cobwebmoth I hope things get less frustrating soon. Hugs! 2y
Maggie @cobwebmoth thank you. ❤️ Just needed to vent a little. 2y
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The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Early nineteenth century : 1800-1865. B | Paul Lauter, Richard Yarborough, John Alberti, Mary Pat Brady
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Post turkey-day detox #bookanddinner (because I ate all my leftovers for lunch).

Taking this day off to relax and read a little bit from all of my current reads before I have to go back to work at 6:30 tomorrow morning. 😕

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Rest and be thankful | Helen Macinnes
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Not book related, but I thought I‘d share what kept me from reading and Litsy-ing last night.
My Gramma (who passed away in 2001) always made Asparagus casserole for Thanksgiving and Christmas-it‘s a family favorite. But she was from the convenience generation, so everything was canned and prepackaged. A couple of years ago, I doctored it up with homemade cream of mushroom soup and fresh asparagus.

What are some of your family traditions?

Reviewsbylola That sounds amazing!! 2y
Zelma I do green bean casserole with fresh ingredients as well. It‘s so good that way. 2y
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New People | Danzy Senna
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🦃 Luna Lovegood
🦃 The Babysitters Club series
🦃 April
🦃 #Maya!
🦃 None yet
🦃 🏖🍣🍷🍾⚾️🎬🛀🏼👨‍🚒
🦃 Finish reading: 0, Actively work on reading: infinity
🦃 Paper, 100%
🦃 🎶 Chestnuts roasting on an open fire🎶
🦃 LOVE to cook!
🦃 Both...I like a chunkster that‘s so good it feels like a quickie
🦃 Both
🦃 My Texas Rangers (My daddy‘s Chicago Cubs are a close 2nd)
🦃 I love a good steak
🦃 I‘m kind of a believer in “Don‘t meet your heroes”

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Dead and Gone | Charlaine Harris
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After a long hiatus from Sookie Stackhouse, I️ started this yesterday. I️ almost instantly remembered why it‘s taken me so long to get back to it (451 characters are not enough).
But, even though I️ have some complaints about the writing, the story is good, and it‘s fun and campy and light and fluffy. Just what I️ need after all the emotionally draining clunkers I‘ve read this year.
Plus, any excuse to think about Eric Northman. 😻

Kalalalatja Eric 😍😍😍 2y
BookwormAHN Team Eric 😻😻😻 2y
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Five Night Stand | Richard J. Alley
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⭐️ Long, hot baths. And I‘m obsessed with bath bombs lately.
⭐️ Staying in on a Friday night, pouring myself a glass of wine, and baking while I️ watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
⭐️ Trying to see as many of the nominated movies as I️ can before the Oscars.
⭐️ Baseball! I️ Love the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs.
⭐️ Cooking - I️ collect recipes and cookbooks, and love to try new things.

#ssgpthisorthat

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1. There are many, but today I‘m feeling particularly irritated with people who don‘t follow through on their commitments and don‘t realize or care that their actions affect others.
2. Port Aransas, TX, or Vegas.
3. It (or A Little Life)
4. The Polar Express 🚂
5. What‘s your favorite book to movie adaptation? (I️ love Julie and Julia, even though they left my favorite part from the book out of the movie).

#friyayintro

RachelAmphlett Have to say I think they did a pretty good job of bringing Andy Weir‘s The Martian to the big screen 2y
Maggie @RachelAmphlett I️ haven‘t read the book but I‘ve seen the movie - and it‘s been on my TBR for a while (I️ found it on clearance, and bought it for a gift, but almost kept it for myself 😬). 2y
parttimedomestic Not a movie, but I love the bbc mini series of Pride and Prejudice! 2y
Maggie @parttimedomestic that totally counts, and I️ agree 100%! 2y
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Wish List | Sylvia Day
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I️ know some of you are done shopping already, but in case my #SecretSanta isn‘t, I‘ll keep posting:

📝 Salty (but I‘m growing to really enjoy combinations of the two)
📝Either
📝Personalized is wonderful, but I️ don‘t mind generic at all.
📝seeing as it was over 80 degrees today, I️ could go for a good cold snap (but not below freezing. Snow is gross).
📝 I️ LOVE BOOKPLATES! Please, oh, please, send me ALLL THE BOOKPLATES!!!

Cont‘d in comments

Maggie 📝Don‘t waste your money on coloring books...they‘re just not my thing. (edited) 2y
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I wasn‘t tagged but imma do it anyway😜

1. Glitter!
2. Aside from books? Cooking and baking, baseball, champagne, bubble baths (also, the letter B, apparently!)
3. 🤷🏻‍♀️Such a tough question! Um...To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, anything by Christopher Moore.
4. Any!
5. Bugs, fat jokes, the 45th President
6. I‘m doing my first (official) 10K in exactly 100 days.
7. See profile. Also: Pinterest.com/maggie4483

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☕️ Coffee, of course. But every once in a while, I love a god cup of hot chocolate.
☕️ I don‘t like socks, but I do love cozy slippers.
☕️ Florals, Especially Gardenia. The only fruity scent I like is apple. And I really DON‘T like vanilla.
☕️ Anything chocolate, and I LOVE things that are either coconut or orange flavor. Also, Twizzlers.
☕️ Besides books, not really (I like cookbooks and recipes though!)
#AllAboutMe

Clwojick Hey! I'm sorry' just wanted to let you know I'm shipping out those books ASAP. Work changed my schedule and the post office has crap hours. But they'll be with you soon. ❤️❤️ 2y
Maggie @Clwojick no worries! I‘ll keep an eye out for them. Thanks for keeping me updated! 2y
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Finally started this today, and now I‘m pleasantly tipsy and enjoying some Pork Potstickers and Homemade (!) Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry while watching Get Out. I‘ve always been hopeless with stir-fry (over cooked EVERYTHING), but this one turned out pretty good. I‘ve had a bad week, but I‘m finally feeling relaxed. #BookAndDinner #DrinkingAndCookingAndReadingAndDrinking

DebinHawaii Looks delicious and like a great and relaxing night. 👍👍 2y
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I‘ve been thinking about this for several days...most of these have been on my wishlist for a while:

🎅 Burn Baby Burn - Meg Medina
🎄Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye
⭐️ I Will Find You - Joanna Connors
🎁 Descent - Tim Johnson
❄️ My Favorite Thing Is Monsters - Emil Ferris

#MostWantedTopFive

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The Stand | Stephen King
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So I just found out this is a thing...

#gimmegimmegimme

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Blood Harvest | Sharon Bolton, S. J. Bolton
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🍁Aren‘t those bookshelves the coolest!?!? I *might* have something that I need to reward myself for in the not-too-distant future, and these might be just the thing (don‘t want to jinx it by talking about it too much, but positive vibes would be greatly appreciated!)
🍁Yes, please!
🍁Obviously HP, but also the A Love Story Trilogy by Christopher Moore
🍁A fashion designer/marine biologist...lol
🍁4...because my birthday is 4-4
#HumpDayPost

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Those shelves are awesome!! 2y
Gezemice Oh yeah, those Bloodsucking Fiends! 👍👍👍 2y
MinDea Sending positive vibes and good luck!! 2y
megt Such a cool shelf! Sending positive vibes your way! 2y
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It | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I liked it, I swear - even if it did take me 843 days to read. I do think I maybe had too-high expectations, and it wasn‘t nearly as scary as I was hoping.
The real question is: am I brave enough to go see the movie by myself? (Since the person I was going to see it with refuses to go to any show earlier than 10pm).

No_One Yes!! Go see the movie!! It is great, and pretty creepy. I watched it by myself at an early afternoon showing, in case I got too scared. 🙂 2y
Maggie @No_One I‘m more concerned that, as long as it‘s been out, I‘ll be the ONLY person in the theater. That‘s scary even when it‘s not a horror movie! 😬 2y
No_One @Maggie OMG that is the best! I love it when there is barely anyone in the theatre. It feels like they are giving me a private viewing, like I am some movie mogul. Plus then I can sit anywhere. Most of the time I see movies alone. It is a special treat! 🙂 2y
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Gifted | Elizabeth C Bauer
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In preparation for #SecretSantaGoesPostal, I‘m just gonna leave this right here:
🎄 Both!
🎄 Stand alones.
🎄 Coffee and hot chocolate.
🎄 Candles
🎄 Bright!
🎄 Warm blankets (I hate wearing socks).
🎄 Nah

#GiftIdeasThisOrThat

drokka Yay for sock free feet! 2y
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It | Stephen King
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*Sigh*
I will finish this book by, like, November 3rd.
I will finish this book by November 3rd.
November 4th at the latest.
Probably the 5th.

#BookAndDinner and #TacoTuesday on Wednesday. Also Game 7 of the World Series (the happiest/saddest day of the year).

BookBabe Mmmmmmmm, tacos 🌮 🌮 🌮 😍❤️ 2y
MrBook 😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BekahB I‘m still working my way through this book. My goal is just to finish it this year. 😆 2y
Maggie @BekahB it‘s not that I don‘t like it....it‘s just more time consuming than I have time for. 2y
Lyn-Mara Books and tacos...what?!?! 😍 2y
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@StephBengtson thank you, thank you, thank you! I love everything! There‘s so much goodness here, I barely got it all in the frame. The books all sound amazing, the socks and mug are adorable, and how did you know I ALWAYS need bag clips? I love the Harry Potter stuff, too. I‘ll use the Dobby page clip on everything, and I can‘t wait to get cooking from the HP cookbook!
Maya says thank you, too!
#HalloweenGoesPostal #FallBookExchange

StephBengtson So glad you like!! Everyone always needs chip clips! 😉 Happy Halloween!!! 👻 🎃 🎉 2y
LeahBergen Wow!! 😍😍 2y
Avanders 🎃🎃🎃 2y
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Oh man, did we get spoiled!

I‘ve got my pumpkin spice coffee and #Maya here to help, and I‘m diving in, @StephBengtson - we‘re both so excited! 😸

StephBengtson Yay Maya! 😻 2y
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