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MonikaS

MonikaS

Joined May 2016

Toronto 🇨🇦. When in doubt go to the library - Hermione Granger
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Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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😍😍😍😍😍😍
Thank you so much @DebbieGrillo !!!
After some nasty weather and a nasty cold, I finally went to the post office to pick up my mail. Omg! I love it! The perfect pick me up
for this cold winter/spring (springter?) day!
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Ps. The foldable bag is priceless as I always forget to bring mine!

DebbieGrillo Yay! I'm so glad you got it. I got a pair of those cozy socks from another litten and I loved them so much! I knew you needed a pair. Perfect for this still winter season. 2y
MonikaS @DebbieGrillo Yes, they are! Thank you so much 😊😍 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Thank you so much @teebe for the wonderful #potterheadswap gifts! I love everything!! The books, hufflepuff notebook, necklace, socks, the book marks, the keychain (I got Ron! Woohoo)All amazing! I can‘t wait to try the butter beer tea! 🍵 And that sign! Where did you find that??? Thank you so much 😊😍

teebe You‘re welcome! 💜 I found the sign on Redbubble! 2y
MonikaS Thank you! I love it!!! 💕 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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On my way to visit my family for an early Easter dinner. The traffic is awful and we‘re already an hour behind schedule so I‘ve decided to give this a try. Love Anne and Rachel McAdams so should be good!!!😀❤️📚

BookBabe Oooh. I wonder if this version is better than the one I borrowed from the library via Overdrive. The one I listened to was read by Susan O‘Malley. 2y
MonikaS @BookBabe I am really liking it! She does a really good job. I‘m going to have to check out the one by Susan O‘Malley to compare!😀 2y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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@teebe your #potterheadswap package is on its way. Sent it out yesterday morning and according to the tracking, it is already in Ottawa. Hopefully it will find its way to you today!!

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
teebe Awesome! 💜 I checked tracking for yours and it says the two were delivered and the Amazon one should be there tonight! 2y
MonikaS @teebe I found the amazon one on my doorstep this morning!!! Yay! 😀😀😀Unfortunately I was sleeping when the mailman came by so have to pick it up tomorrow 2y
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I‘ve been away from Litsy for a while so this is a very late post. I just wanted to say thank you to @enidkeaner for these wonderful #cupidgoespostal gifts! I love everything!!!! The m&m‘s are almost gone and the candle half burned. The tea is wonderful and of course the books are amazing!!! Again, thank you sooo much and sorry for such a late response 😊📚😍

TheLibrarian What a great stack of books! 2y
enidkeaner @MonikaS I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying everything! 😊 2y
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Happy Valentine‘s Day Littens!!😍📚❤️

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The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Drop off and pick up! Finally sent out my #cupidgoespostal package today! @Mdargusch it should be there before or on Valentine‘s Day! Sorry it took so long.
And picked up my package from @enidkeaner . Thank you so much! Can‘t wait to open it!😊

Mdargusch I don‘t know if you saw my post but I left for vacation today. So I will open it when I get home 2/17 I‘m so excited! 2y
MonikaS @Mdargusch Oh no I didn‘t! Hope you have a wonderful vacation. Sorry I didn‘t get it to you before you left😢 2y
Mdargusch No problem! I just wanted you to know since I won‘t be posting about it on the 14th. 2y
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Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💘💘 2y
enidkeaner @MonikaS I‘m so glad it made it t you safely! I hope you enjoy! 😊 2y
MonikaS @enidkeaner 😀😀 2y
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Friday | Mary Lindeen
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1. Strawberry Cheesecake
2. None. Don‘t have Netflix 🤭
3. Gone with the wind! I don‘t know why but I‘m having a hard time with it. Grrrr.
4. About 2 years
5. Welcome Littens!!! Have fun😀😀📚
#friyayintro

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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy Sunday Littens!!😀

robinb I ❤️ that...calendar, right? 2y
MonikaS @robinb Yes! Totally! 😍 2y
robinb @MonikaS love it! 😊 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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It‘s been a crazy week for me so far but with two days off hopefully I can catch up on my reading. I just love #serial reader! Thanks to #litsy for introducing me to it!😍📚

Erin7 Well, now I‘m curious...what‘s serial reader? 2y
MonikaS @Erin7 It is an app that lets you read classic books for free in 20 minute or less instalments every day 😀 2y
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Broken Open | Lauren Dane
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Happy New Year Littens!!! Hope 2018 is filled with love, joy, health and great books!🎉🎉📚❤️

Texreader Happy New Year!! 🎈🎊🎆 2y
JessClark78 Happy New Year! 2y
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Second photo of the goodies from @mrozzz !! She really spoiled me!#secretsantagoespostal

mrozzz ☺️💜 2y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
JenlovesJT47 😍❤️😍 2y
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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Thank you so much @mrozzz !!!! This is beyond my wildest expectations!!! From the books ( all from my tbr list!) to the buttons, the bookmarks, the magnet, the cup and the tote from strand bookstore!!!! I couldn‘t fit everything in one picture!!! These are the books!!! I love, love, love everything. Thank you!!! #secretsantagoespostal

mrozzz Yayayayayay!! So glad you like it all! I had a great time putting this together 😄 2y
MonikaS @mrozzz I love it!!!! Thank you! ❤️ 💕 (edited) 2y
emilyhaldi Wowza!!! ❤️✨📚🎁 2y
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Melissa_J WOW! 2y
Suzze Wow! Great gift! ❤️ 2y
Soubhiville 😲 oh my gosh! Yay! 2y
MrBook Wonderful! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Zelma Wow, what treats! 👏 2y
Avanders 😍😍😍 2y
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The Secret Santa | Carolyn Keene, Anthony Accardo
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This beauty arrived a week ago. Thank you so much @mrozzz . Sorry about the late post. Can‘t wait to open it!!!
#secretsantagoespostal
@BookBabe @MrBook @Avanders

mrozzz YAY!!! 2y
MonikaS @mrozzz sorry about the late post. I had a really crazy week, but can‘t wait to open it!!!😀 2y
mrozzz What with customs I just wanted to make sure you got it and it didn‘t get stuck somewhere! The post office does crazy things this time of year.... 2y
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MonikaS @mrozzz yes it does. Lol. 😊😊😊😊 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
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Omg! Thank you so much @quietjenn !!! I absolutely love everything!!!😍😍 The tote bag is amazing, the book choices excellent and 2 flavours of m&m??? Omg!!! Thank you, thank you 😊 and thank you @cobwebmoth for organizing!
#booktoteswap

quietjenn Yay, I'm so happy to hear that! It was so much fun. 😀😍😀 2y
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Forgetful Fred | Jay Williams
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Keep forgetting to post this 😮Sent out this package this past Saturday. Should be there by Thursday ( that‘s today! Oops!) Really hope it gets there on time!!!
#booktoteswap

CocoReads It just arrived! Thanks so much! Looking forward to tomorrow! 2y
MonikaS @CocoReads Yay!!! I‘m so happy it arrived on time!!!! Hope you like it 😀😀 2y
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Secret Santa | John Scognamiglio, Sabrina James
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Signed up! Woohoo!! Better late than never 😀😂 #SecretSantaGoesPostal

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Just Listen | Sarah Dessen
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Thank you so much @writerlibrarian ! I can‘t wait to get started on the books you selected for me!! And OMG! Those hockey legends stamps!! Love them! ❤️And most of all these fingerless gloves! They will be used often!! I might have already used them 😂❤️ Thank You! #halloweengoespostal

Jas16 Omg! I need Bobby Orr stamps!! 2y
Texreader Oh those gloves!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
readinginthedark I love Sarah Dessen! 2y
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Finally sent out the #halloweengoespostal package today. Should be there by Friday. Hopefully!!! 🤞🤞

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Halloween Treats | Carolyn Haywood
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Just got back from a visit to my mom and look what is waiting for me!!!! Thank you @writerlibrarian ! I cannot wait to open it!!!😍📚💕💕#halloweengoespostal

writerlibrarian Happy it arrived in one piece. 🎉🎉👻 2y
MonikaS @writerlibrarian It actually arrived last week but I was away😊 can‘t wait to open it 2y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Love this book!!! Almost half way through and can't put it down even for lunch. Heehee 😉😍📚

MarriedtoMrT ❤️ 2y
kamoorephoto Wahhh that makes me want to cry, I miss fish n‘ chips so much!!!! 2y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Enjoying this beautiful weather with a book, some cheese and a Diet Coke! Perfect lazy Sunday!

maich Enjoy😍 2y
Grrlbrarian Are those caramel M&Ms I espy? Yum!!! 2y
MonikaS @maich Thank you! I'm already loving it! Fun and a fast read. She is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors 👍 2y
MonikaS @Grrlbrarian No. Sorry just the regular ones. Haven't tried the caramel ones yet!😊 2y
Gezemice A fun read. My daighter's favorite. I like it, too! 2y
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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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It's been a hard couple of months reading wise for me. But now it's vacation time!!!! Still trying to finish Gone with the Wind but asI'm struggling with it for some reason, I've started attachments and it's a fast and fun read! I should be done tonight!!😀😀

[DELETED] 206653737 Such a good book! 2y
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Last night. Absolutely amazing concert series!! If you have a chance to see it, take it! They encourage the audience to make noise, clapping, yelling, cheering making it an even better experience! Lucky for me the stop in Toronto coincided with #HarryPotter20!😀😍❤️

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I was originally introduced to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone a couple of years after it was first published. I was taking a Children's Literature course in university and it was one of the books required. I fell in love with it and never looked back. I can't believe it's been 20 years!! Thank you J.K Rowling for creating this magical world and sharing it with us!! #HarryPotter20 ❤️📚

Bakingbookworm I'm the same. It was a few years before I picked one up based on the recommendation of my brother in law who said his Gr 8 students were inhaling this book about a boy wizard. I loved sharing these books with my sons (still hoping my daughter will read them). 2y
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Waiting for my friend to finish work. Thankfully I have a copy of Jay Crownover's new book! Love her stories!😍📚

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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Yay! Finally opening my #summersantagoespostal package from @TamarackTrail !!! Thank you so much!! I absolutely love it! I Have never read any of these books before and cannot wait to start on them!😍📚I love the pens and the bookmark ( which will be used daily! ) and I can't wait to start searching for Momo!!😀❤️ Thank you so much and Happy Summer Solstice!

TamarackTrail Yay!!! Find Momo is authored by a friend of mine here in Sudbury. Momo is the smartest dog ever. Often Andrew will say "Go Hide Momo" and off he goes. And Andrew is such a talented photographer.? ? 2y
MonikaS @TamarackTrail I love it! It's really beautiful photography and mono is surprisingly hard to find in some of the pictures 😀😂🐶😍 2y
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I'm a little late but starting my #gwtwreadalong. Hopefully can catch up by part 3. This is also one of my #LitsyAtoZ selections, so that's a bonus 😀😀

Reviewsbylola It's super engaging so I bet you'll catch up in no time! 2y
MonikaS @Reviewsbylola Thank you. I hope so 🤞😊 2y
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The Gift of Summer | Lynda Trent
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Yay!!! It actually arrived about a week ago I just haven't had a chance to post it. Can't wait for the 21st!

TamarackTrail Hooray!!!! I'll admit I was getting worried. Hope you enjoy!!!! 2y
TamarackTrail Don't open until then. There's one thing in there I didn't wrap.... 2y
MonikaS @TamarackTrail Thank you! I know I will!!! 😀😀Sorry it took me so long to post it 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Finally sent out the #SummerSantaGoesPostal package yesterday! Woohoo! Hope the recipient loves it! Fingers crossed 🤞😀📦📚

drokka No doubt they will. 🙂 2y
drokka I shall rephrase. No doubt I will 😄 2y
MonikaS @drokka Lol! I really hope so!😀😀 2y
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I had a day off today so I spent it shopping for #SummerSantaGoesPostal. 😀😀
This is one of my favourite stores to visit and I never leave empty handed. Today was no different😉

Texreader Looks awesome!! 3y
rabbitprincess I looooove BMV! 😄 3y
Bibliogeekery I love BMV too!!!!!!! 3y
tpixie Awesome!! Where is this store? 3y
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Happy Sunday Littens!!! Spending my Sunday afternoon at the Reference library enjoying the Pegasus Frappuccino from Starbucks. (They were out of the unicorn frappuccino)🦄😢
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!😊

Matchkim I'm jealous. 3y
Bostonmomx2 I went there today too and they had a sign out noting they were out of the unicorn ? fraps. I thought it was a limited thing only for a week and was over anyway. The other day a lady behind me actually freaked out when she heard they were out of the syrup lol I could hear her scream, " are you kidding me" the guy wasn't amused. ?? 3y
MonikaS @Bostonmomx2 Yes it was a limited time thing but I thought today was the last day. Lol. No worries. I liked what they suggested instead😀😀love strawberry drinks😍🍓no need to freak out on the workers, I totally agree👍😀 3y
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Twist | Kylie Scott
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On my way to visit my mom. Looks like lots of traffic ahead but thankfully I have a copy of Kylie Scott's new novel!!! Loved all of her previous books so can't wait to read this one!!!😀😀📚

drokka It's not often I can relate to a main character, but I did with this one. 3y
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The line up to get into the auditorium for Reference Library's book sale! Wow!!!📚📚📚📚😍

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Thank you @TheCanuckReader for the wonderful #CupidGoesPostal package! The Nest has been on my tbr since it came out. Thank you for all the goodies. The chocolates will not last long and I absolutely love the owl 🦉 postcard! Thank you so much and Hapoy Valentine's Day! 😊

Reviewsbylola Great gift. 😍 3y
TheCanuckReader You are very welcome! I'm glad it got there on time :) 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Just received my #CupidGoesPostal package. Can't wait to open it tomorrow!😀😀😀📚💘

BookishMarginalia Yey! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Reviewsbylola 💘💘💘 3y
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Love seeing all the #locallibrary photos today!!! Here is my contribution 😀I am very lucky to live in an area with many locations within walking distance! These are my three favourites. There is the Toronto Reference Library at the top, the Yorkville Library(left corner) and St.Jamestown Library in my neighbourhood 📚❤️💛💚💙💜😍#riotgrams

JoRead Three? Lucky you! 3y
Tanner The Toronto Reference library helped me get my first grown-up job. And the Yorkville branch used to be my local library - I loved it! 3y
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Finally sent #cupidgoespostal package off this weekend. Fingers crossed it gets there on time!!!🤞🤞🤞

TheBookAddict Beautiful wrapping paper!!! 3y
Hollie I 💜the paper! So cute! 3y
OrangeMooseReads Love the paper! 3y
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LitHousewife Such pretty paper!!! 3y
Megabooks 💕💕💕 3y
MonikaS @Ebooksandcooks @LitHousewife @OrangeMooseReads @Hollie @TheBookAddict Thank you! 😊 Found it at Dollarama and had to buy it!😁Perfect for the occasion!😍 (edited) 3y
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A few days late but here it is...Harry Potter chapter a day!

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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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Just finished my list for #LitsyAtoZ! Woohoo!😀My list is full of TBRs with a few newer titles I've wanted to read. Happy reading everyone!😍📚📚

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
akfreeborn Great list 3y
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brilliantglow Great list! We have some of the same books on our lists for this year. 3y
britt_brooke Absolutely LOVED All the Light We Cannot See and The Handmaid's Tale. Catch-22 is on my list! 3y
Hollie Awesome list, I spy Gone with the Wind, great choice! 3y
Minispok Awesome list 😀 3y
Mimi28 I think I am going to steal your y--she's awesome! Thanks! 3y
shanebeth Gone With the Wind is my G too 😄 3y
Cortg Gone with the Wind, Outlander, and Time Traveler's Wife are 3 of my all time favorites! You have a few others on my TBR shelf. Great list! 3y
ruskigurl16 This is a fabulous list! 😍 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm I LOVE Outlander! I even have the Pop figure of one of the main characters. 3y
rubyslippersreads Gone With the Wind and Jane Eyre are two of my all-time favorite books! I'm jealous you get to read them for the first time. 😀 3y
MonikaS @rubyslippersreads I've started reading them in the past just never finished so I'm looking forward to it😀 3y
MonikaS @Mariposa_Bookworm I love the show so it's time to read the book 📚❤️ 3y
MonikaS @shanebeth Yay! I've wanted to read it for a long time😀 3y
MonikaS @Mimi28 Lol! Steal away!😀😉 3y
MonikaS @britt_brooke Can't wait to read them all!😀 3y
MonikaS @brilliantglow Yay!!😀😀 3y
ptkpepe98 Some great reads on there (at least, I thought they were). Enjoy! 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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I was looking through my old room while at my mom's for Christmas and I found my first copy of Anne of Green Gables. In polish. It made the trip to Canada when we moved. It's been over 20 years since I read this copy but maybe it's time I gave it a try. 😀😍

PenguinInFlight I read that series so many times when I was younger...I think a reread is due this year!! 😍 3y
Suzze Love seeing the Polish title. Which word is "green". 3y
MonikaS @PenguinInFlight I totally agree. A reread is due of the whole series😀😍 3y
MonikaS @Suzze In this title, 'zielonego' means green. 💚😍 (edited) 3y
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When your friend's kids know you so well!!! Merry Christmas fellow Littens🎄🎄🎁Hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

Zelma Ooh, very nice! 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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OMG!!!!
Absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much Kristine! I love it 😍 Three books by amazing authors (one by a fellow Litten!) library card socks, pocket notebooks, set of labels and a magnet. I cannot wait to dive into these books 📚 Happy Holidays and thank you so much 😊 #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeExchange

Reviewsbylola What a great gift. 🎁🎅🏼 3y
LitHousewife So awesome! 3y
KVanRead Yay! So glad you like them. The Toíbin is an early one by him, but one of my favorites. I loved One American Robin. I haven't read the Cohen but with our dear Leonard I figured you can't really go wrong.❤️ Very happy holidays and a very bookish new year! 3y
MonikaS @KVanRead I love them, thank you! Took one of the books to my moms for Christmas hoping to read it but with my nephews around, I'm not sure I'll get the chance 😁 Happy holidays! 3y
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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I've been meaning to post this for a couple of weeks. From California to Toronto😀 Can't wait for the 21st!!! #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3y
KVanRead Yay! So glad it got there. Did you get the card too? I goofed and had to send it separately.🎅❄️📚 3y
MonikaS @KVanRead Yes I did, thank you so much! Forgot to include it in the picture. Oops😂 3y
KVanRead Oh good! Glad to know it got there. Thanks! 3y
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Christmas Magic | Cathy Kelly
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The #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange package is finally off. Should be there in 4-6 business days!

Reviewsbylola I love that you wrapped the box. 3y
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RIP Leonard Cohen

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Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields!

#remembranceday #lestweforget

Arcana Happy Armistice Day! #lestweforget 3y
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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
in Flanders fields!

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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My #mancrush for the #octphotochallenge is Mr. Darcy! Need I say more?😍😍

sprainedbrain Me too! 🙋🏻 3y
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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Happy Thanksgiving!!! This year I am thankful for my family and friends and Litsy for introducing me to new authors and books! My tbr list is longer than ever! Thank you everyone!😀❤️📚

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great book👍 3y
MonikaS @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved Ready Player One, so I have high hopes for this one😀 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MonikaS I don't think he can ever duplicate RP1, it was in a class by itself....but I really liked this one too. 3y
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