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MatchlessMarie

MatchlessMarie

Joined December 2016

she/her ✨ ex-evangelical millennial | INFJ | 4w5 | Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2DYYwQh
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Go Hunt Me by Kelly Devos
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#BookSpin and #DoubleSpin picks for October! That moment when a buddy read is meant to be 😂 #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash #FearfulFall

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 3d
Cinfhen I‘m almost done with The Horseman / not sure how about feel about it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 22h
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I couldn‘t remember if memes/joke posts counted for points for #Scarathlon2022 other than for participation like they do for #WinterGames but I came across this and thought it was fun 👻 Here‘s mine:

When I‘m a ghost I will have to call the lord and I don‘t think they will be able to do anything for me but I‘m sure they will be fine with it 💀

#TeamMonsterMash

lele1432 Oh that‘s perfect 🤣🤣🤣 3d
slategreyskies When I‘m a ghost, I will always be there for you to be safe and I love you. I actually kinda like that. :) 3d
MatchlessMarie @lele1432 😜 @slategreyskies so wholesome 🥹 3d
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Some of the thoughts this MC has are eerily specific to how my brain works 🙃 #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash #Creature

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Monkey Bread | Alcaly Lo
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This is not what I had in mind for “Apple Treats” on my bucket list but adding apples to my monkey bread this morning was a great idea. I‘m sure I will make more apple treats as the month goes on 😛 #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

ETA: also I made this ridiculous TikTok while baking. Enjoy lol https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRmsjD1W/

MartinaLove Looks so good!! 4d
MatchlessMarie @MartinaLove pretty easy too. I wasn‘t really planning on making it but I found some dollar store biscuits yesterday and was like why not 😛 4d
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Eggs Perfect 🐈‍⬛🖤 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4d
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September wrap-up. Came so close to a #BookSpinBingo. Completed 2 #TrappedOnAnIsland books. I didn‘t want to do a review for Dead Inside because I didn‘t want to bring more attention to it, but that book is the most fucked up shit I‘ve ever come across. I had a feeling I should have DNF‘d it 2 hours in and friends, let me tell you. Trust that feeling. That is all 😂🤢

aperfectmjk Agreed, Dead Inside is by far the most disturbing book I have ever read, and hopefully will ever read. 4d
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Kick the Bucket | Alex a King
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I made a Candy Bucket list for October. I incorporated my October #BFC2022 goals here. Tried to make them sound spooky because they aren‘t that exciting 😂 To clarify on the Macabre Miles - I‘m trying to reach 5500 lifetime miles on Fitbit. I‘m at 5,434.49 right now. I surpassed my September goals and averaged 13,658 / 12K steps and 31.8/30 active zone min per day. Still behind my GR goal but #Scarathlon2022 should fix that 👻 #TeamMonsterMash

MatchlessMarie It‘s just a coincidence that it ended up being 13 goals lol 5d
wanderinglynn Yay! Way to go in Sept! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And I love your 13 October goals! 🖤🎃💪🏻 5d
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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@MartinaLove Here are the books I have summoned down to your island. I may have snatched a few from your list to add to my own growing TBR 🦹🏻‍♀️ 👻 🔪 Enjoy! #trappedonanisland 🏝

MartinaLove Thank you!!!! I hope I can read them all! 😊🍁📚 5d
MartinaLove Which ones did you choose? 5d
MatchlessMarie @MartinaLove The Family Upstairs is the first one that grabbed my attention. But I recently finished And Then There Were None for the first time so Daisy Darker also seems like it would be a fun spin on that story. (edited) 5d
MartinaLove @MatchlessMarie And then they were none is on my TBR. 5d
MatchlessMarie @MartinaLove based on the synopsis on Goodreads it looks like Daisy Darker is a nod to ATTWN kind of like how Lock Every Door is a nod to Rosemary‘s Baby. If you haven‘t read those, I really liked them too 😂 5d
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Watch Me | Anjelica Huston
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Just a few from my intended Watch List for #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash I think I may be the only soul left who hasn‘t seen stranger things 😂

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October, October | Katya Balen
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Still September here! But just barely 😂 Here‘s my #TeamMonsterMash and #BookSpin TBR for October. Get ready for incoming SpookClog. I‘m staying up and getting my #Scarathlon2022 Murder board ready 🦹🏻‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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Walter the Farting Dog | William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray
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Heard about this banned book on BookTok. When I tell you I was in tears reading this to my son 🤣 This one gets 5 Farts from me 😎 💨💨💨💨💨

Also first book of #20in4. I am actually going to try to get 20 hours instead of making my own goals this time.

Ruthiella Five farts! That made me chuckle 🤭 5d
JoeMo Ten-year anniversary?? 😂 It makes sense as I remember reading that to my nephew seven or so years ago. I remember it cracking him up and me wondering why young kiddos loved relatively weak fart jokes so much!! 5d
MatchlessMarie @Ruthiella 😜 @JoeMo I know! I saw that too and was like why haven‘t I ever seen this before? I‘m in my 30s and I think I like them as much as my 11 year old 😅 but it was really the illustrations that put it over the top 5d
MicheleinPhilly Banned??? Can‘t have kids reading about farts. Oh no, their poor innocent minds! 🙄 5d
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Libby | Milt Machlin
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#LitsyHumor If you know you know 😆

TheBookHippie I do this at the library 😂😂😂 6d
MatchlessMarie @TheBookHippie I‘m kind of curious how the system works because sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn‘t. Like is this a morality test 😂 If there are holds on a physical item at my library it won‘t let me renew. 6d
5feet.of.fury I‘ve always raced to finish 🤣 but I thought when you placed a 2nd hold that it bumped you down the line? 6d
JamieArc It never allows me to renew if there are others waiting 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6d
TheBookHippie @MatchlessMarie I agree it‘s only digital and doesn‘t always work 😂 but I just renewed a PHYSICAL copy I have here at home and there are holds, however I‘m sick it‘s not getting there today anyhow 😝🤷🏻‍♀️🤪 6d
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Random but I was first drawn to this book because ATTWN is my favorite Spring Awakening song of the same title. Second #trappedonanisland book for September. I didn‘t realize it took place on an island when I put it on my list for this challenge 😆 I was following along with the Kindle version and was like nooo when that “before you go” screen popped up before the epilogue. Then I was like ok good we get an explanation. I was about to be mad 😂

persephone1408 I watched the show because of my love for the actor Aiden Turner (the Irish one) 😊 I found it to be my favorite Agatha Christie adaptation. 7d
MatchlessMarie @persephone1408 I heard about it but haven‘t seen it. I may add it to my scarathlon watchlist! 7d
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Some of these are rescues from what I call library purgatory 😂 (books that never get finished because they are due before I finish them). I also found the North American edition of This Is Going to Hurt which I think I will read while I wait for Undoctored to be available here in the states. #bookhaul #libraryhaul

monalyisha I love Guess What! So much fun checking out all the pins. 🧷 2w
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Guess What? | Mem Fox
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I‘m sure y‘all can relate 🫢 Said #libraryhaul incoming. Tagged book is a blame-it-on @LibrarianRyan 😜 check out their #booktok. Nice little series of #bannedbooks on their page.

LibrarianRyan Why thank you for that. More re coming. 😁 2w
ravenlee Wait - just seven? 2w
MatchlessMarie @ravenlee This was just a holds pickup 😄 2w
Ruthiella @ravenlee If she had remembered her tote bag, she could have gotten more! 😂 2w
julesG We've all been there. 😁 2w
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Midnight Vista | Eliot Rahal
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I kind of just have to laugh. I got excited for a second about another international release I‘ve been anticipating from one of my favorite bands today. It‘s already out in the UK if you like Indie Rock. Vistas is a great band from Edinburgh. I hear patience is a virtue 😂🎶🤪

MatchlessMarie Worth the wait https://youtu.be/NbVsd7TJPrY 🤍🔂 3w
julesG Wow, you had to be very patient today. Glad it worked out. 3w
MatchlessMarie @julesG It‘s been a weird day for releases. This single, another album from a different band and then the Adam Kay book which still isn‘t showing in audible. I‘m tempted to just get it off book depository while I wait 😂 3w
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When I tell you how much I was looking forward to starting this book today 🤡 I haven‘t seen a US publication date yet. 🥲

julesG This is weird. Shouldn't make a difference which country you come from. Still, the same thing happened to me on Tuesday when I tried to buy Nona the Ninth. In my case, at 9.30am suddenly I could buy it. 3w
MatchlessMarie @julesG Maybe I am too eager. Will keep refreshing 😆 it‘s not even 5 am here. 3w
julesG Fingers crossed! 3w
julesG That said, there are a bunch of audiobook that I cannot buy because I live in Germany. Doesn't make any sense to me, but I'm sure there is a reason for it. 3w
MatchlessMarie @julesG It happens with music too. There are some bands who have singles available in some countries and not others. I think it‘s a licensing issue. The price for loving international artists/authors haha 3w
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It was very bizarre to go back through what I have read this year and be like whoa that was *this* year? 2022 has been long but in a good way for me. It was pretty hard to narrow down, but here are some of my top picks so far:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

#LittensWantToKnow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The first two are on my shelf 📚😊 3w
SilversReviews I can‘t seem to choose right now. So many good ones. 3w
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I may have been a little over excited about today‘s T-Mobile Tuesday freebie being a headlamp 😜📖🔦

UwannaPublishme 😁😁😁 3w
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Me today 🙈 📚📚📚 #litsyhumor

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The Princess and the Frozen Peas | Joelle Dreidemy, Laura North
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This picture is a good representation of my sleep this past week. 😂 🥱 I‘m a sucker for riffs on the princess and the pea.

JamieArc I was quickly scrolling past and scrolled back to this because I thought, “OMG that‘s me right now!” 3w
LittlePixels 🤣 3w
ravenlee A friend of mine just had this title released (I haven‘t read it yet, but I‘ve really loved her previous work): https://www.amazon.com/Princess-There-Other-Foment-Revolution/dp/1956702059/ref=... 3w
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ravenlee Argh, sorry, the title didn‘t stick: Not a Princess, but (Yes) There Was a Pea, and Other Fairy Tales to Foment a Revolution 3w
MatchlessMarie @ravenlee oooh that looks good. I‘ll try tagging it here. Thank you for sharing! 3w
MatchlessMarie @JamieArc bahahaha 🤪 3w
EvieBee 😂😂 Same! Jet lag is a beast. 3w
ravenlee See, when I tried to do that it didn‘t work! 🤦🏻‍♀️😆 3w
MatchlessMarie @ravenlee I still can‘t find it on Goodreads tho haha 3w
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Really anything can be bookish if you overthink it enough 😜 Other things I like are puzzles, stickers, pens, funkos, enamel pins, mugs, reading lights, etc. While I am intrigued by booksleeves, I‘ve never tried them before. I try my best to stalk and find things based on my victim‘s interests hehe. I‘m in my hurty 30‘s so I also love bath bombs/salts/bubbles, face masks, etc. #LittensWantToKnow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 3w
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Would You Rather... | John Burningham
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🎃🎃 Maybe scary February should be a thing like Christmas in July 🧟‍♀️💘

🕷🕸 I‘ll just tell myself I‘m chilling with Charlotte.

🥰

🎃🍁

🥧 I do love cider though

👗 👠 using “make” loosely. Most of my costume ideas I can‘t find in store. But I do buy each element of the costume. Ex: this year I‘m going to be mummy pig (orange dress, black flats, 🐽)

😛🧪

🐌 🍭 Slow is what I aim for anyway 😂

#hhs #hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn I love the idea of scary February! 👻🖤🙌🏻 4w
MatchlessMarie @wanderinglynn maybe if enough people are interested I can attempt to host a #ScaryFebruary readathon or photo challenge in February. Good chance to catch up on these swap hauls 🤔 4w
wanderinglynn That would be awesome! I‘d totally be on board for that. 4w
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Wholehearted Faith | Rachel Held Evans, Jeff Chu
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Listening to the audio of this is a whole experience. I am grateful that this book was able to be completed for Rachel. The spirit of her words really comes through. The afterword by Nadia Bolz-Weber absolutely gutted me, though. Rachel‘s work was instrumental in giving me the courage to walk away from Evangelicalism and open myself to a different way of existing within those doubts and longings. ⬇️

MatchlessMarie I just really miss her voice and often wonder what she would have to say about the state of the world today. (edited) 4w
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1. Deep jewel tones. Especially purples/blues/greens
2. I tend to wear brighter floral or fruity fragrances but I have candles/wax tarts in everything from sweets to spicy patchouli.
3. Macbeth
4. The Fool
5. Malachite
6. All chocolate, cinnamon bears
7. Chamomile, bergamot
8. Favorite Litsy season for one 😜 but it marks the beginning of good things. It‘s a reprieve from my reverse SAD and hellish TX weather in general too. 🎃 #basicwitchswap

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Here‘s my spooky season vibes collage. Most of this is stuff I found around the house. Some of which have been obtained from past swaps 👻 I was Jessica Fletcher last year for Halloween. (Mask reads: social distancing she wrote) The caption is small in the top right but it says “what better way to celebrate the first day of fall than with a blood sacrifice”. I am scheduled for another donation on Halloween this year 🧛🏻‍♀️ #hhs #hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn Love it! ☠️🖤🙌🏻 4w
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Ari and Dante movie update! And we have a sneak peak now! So excited for this. 🥹💙 https://bit.ly/3TQWacR

peanutnine Oh my goodness I can't wait 😍 4w
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When you are minding your own business and the Halloween references find you 😂 🧡🖤

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1. I had a black cat but I lost him in the divorce. Love void cats tho 🐈‍⬛
2. Tagged.
3. Yell when they are doing dumb things.
4. I‘m a needs-to-makes-whole-playlist kind of person. First 2 that came to mind are Halloween from Rent and Be More Chill. But I like finding spooky szn references in songs like my last post.
5. So many but Halloween is Grinch Night is a repeat every year.

#hhs #hauntedhollowswap

SilversReviews Love that pumpkin. 1mo
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Carmilla | Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
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I actually forgot this was my September #DoubleSpin I just felt like reading it today 😂 This audible edition is nice and creepy. Also I haven‘t done a #BookMusicPairing in a minute but this one goes nicely 🧛🏻‍♀️🧛🏻‍♀️ you can listen here https://youtu.be/WLHiYuUnke8

Oldschool_millenial I came because I'm a sucker for David Tennant, and stayed for a-now favorite horror 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
MatchlessMarie @Oldschool_millenial 🧛🏻‍♀️💜 4w
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My best show of restraint and not going both ways for every category 😂 But I (and I think a lot of us here) are the read the book then watch the movie variety 📖 ➡️ 🎥 #hhs #hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn 👻🖤🙌🏻 1mo
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I Liked My Life | Abby Fabiaschi
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Finished my first #TrappedOnAnIsland book of the month. Kind of ironic that I played library purgatory tag with this one for over a year only to now listen to the whole thing in one day. I was originally drawn to this book because the similarity of the cover to the Modern edition of The Bell Jar. I really loved the ending. This book wasn‘t what I expected going in, but was a satisfying read.

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Been doing more #audiopuzzling lately. My son picked out the Sleeping Beauty puzzle for the next one out of 3 Disney ones. I made a progress video for fun of the last one I finished 🌈 https://bit.ly/3wTo51W

Johanna414 I love the rainbow puzzle! 1mo
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CW: weight loss

I didn‘t make any August #BFC2022 goals but I have actually been making some progress I feel good about. I earned 2 new Fitbit badges for the first time ever and even moved my cardio fitness score 1 point. Seems small but it took 3 months to move that number. I‘m now almost in the fair category 😂 I am actually finding a lot of joy in being active again which is why I‘m glad the tagged book is my September #BookSpin. 👟👟👟 ⬇️

MatchlessMarie My September #BFC2022 goals are going to be to catch up on my Goodreads goal. Won‘t say how behind I am 🙃 I also want to shoot for an average of 12K steps a day and/or 30 active zone minutes a day. 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🎉 And great goals for September! 1mo
Read4life Congratulations! Great progress. You‘ve got this. 1mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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Time to bring this meme back 😂 I am pretty sure I have updated my shelves but I will for sure have them ready for stalking by Monday 😈🎃

MommyOfTwo 🤣 1mo
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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Last minute September #BookSpin post so I could sneak in my #trappedonanisland books.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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August Wrap Up:

I had higher hopes for this month but I ran out of steam. Best book was the tagged one. For some reason it wasn‘t on my radar when it first came out. I happened on it when I was doing #ChristmasInJuly and found ‘Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas. I love how he spins dark humor while speaking devastating truths about life at the NHS. I also finished the TV series today. So good. Also his cameo in ep 4 is great 😅 #BookSpinBingo

MrsMalaprop Did you know there‘s a BBC series on the book? Worth a watch. 1mo
MatchlessMarie @MrsMalaprop yeah I finished it yesterday. I screamed when I saw Kay‘s cameo in episode 4 😂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!! 1mo
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Trapped on Treasure Island | Floyd Gottfredson
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This useless crab was able to arrange to send these books over to your island, but not get me out of here! Welp, I suppose there is reading to do while I plot my revenge. 😅🦀 @TheAromaofBooks Your list had a lot of books I am tempted to add to my own! I enjoyed Sharp Objects a couple years back and there‘s a series to watch when you‘re done! #trappedonanisland @aperfectmjk

TheAromaofBooks Thank you!!! My list is only SOME of the unread books around this house! 😂 And apparently the crabs on these islands are very literary but not particularly interested in rescue efforts! 😆 1mo
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Witchy Woman | Steve Brewer
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Signed up for #BasicWitchSwap 🔮 All these years on Litsy and I have never done this swap. I wanted to s(witch) it up this year. Excited!

sprainedbrain Yay! Happy to have you, and thanks for sharing! 🖤 1mo
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Hold came in and it‘s off to a great start 👃

TheBookHippie HAHAHAHAHA. I got called to school when my daughter called her teacher a narcissistic misogynist man ... She was in 6th grade! AND she was right........

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Skating on Thin Ice | Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
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Finally finished the #puzzle I started for #ChristmasInJuly 🧩 Does this count as manifesting a birthday wish? ✨😅 Someone please take me ice skating in November ⛸🥹 I have 2 in progress holiday themed books from July I am going to try and finish this weekend. This past week has not been great for reading as it was my boy‘s first week of middle school. Lots of changes around the corner.

Tamra Super cute! 1mo
AmyG It‘s a beautiful puzzle. 1mo
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Scare Me | Richard Parker
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Yes baby. My body is ready. Go to @Clwojick or @StayCurious for sign up info! 🦇📚🕵🏻‍♀️

Clwojick Oohoooooo! So happy you‘re joining us again this year! 1mo
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Really loving the humor in this book 😆 #AwesomeAugust

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This had me howling at 4am since I couldn‘t get back to sleep and decided to #audiopuzzle 😂 #AwesomeAugust

julesG 😂😂 2mo
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Called it! Midori sour reference at 25 minutes 😜 I was gonna make one myself but I was missing an ingredient. So here‘s my best David Rose “I knew it” face lol This one was a soft pick for me. #AwesomeAugust

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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I finished Novella 2 in the Loathe to Love You STEMinist series by Ali Hazelwood yesterday. Stuck With You was kinda meh to me. Starting the third one today. How much you wanna bet there is a Midori sour reference in this one too 😂🍸 #AwesomeAugust

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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Been a little MIA here for the last week or so. My boy caught covid for the second time but he‘s recovered already just in time for school starting next week. Gonna try for 6 for this 9 day challenge since I was able to complete 5 for the July challenge. #AwesomeAugust

ozma.of.oz Glad to hear your boy is doing better! 💕 2mo
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Under One Roof | Ali Hazelwood
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Almost forgot I had this on hold till it came through last night. Just finished this morning. Enjoyed this enemies to lovers novella. Also love Ali Hazelwood for giving us more characters on the Ace spectrum. 🥰