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NovelGirl82

NovelGirl82

Joined April 2016

www.thenovelgirlreads.com
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Ya girl is getting ready to be able to read for fun again! I‘ll be done with my thesis in a few weeks so I stocked up at the B&N Black Friday sale (like I don‘t have an endless tbr), sine I really haven‘t bought many new books this year.

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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Misty, you are too sweet! You just made my week. Thank you so much!! I‘m so excited to read this 💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy it made it to you safely! I hope you enjoy it! And I hope you have a great weekend ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
NovelGirl82 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, you too!!! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve been anticipating this book since Chris Jackson announced it, and I‘m so excited that it came in yesterday on release day!! Now…Just to find the time to read it!!

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Untitled | Unknown
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@ImperfectCJ Thank you so much for everything!! Your wildcard picks sound so great and I can‘t wait to read them. (and I love spice in my hot chocolate!) The Weirdos definitely thought you put treats in there for them, though. They were sniffing the box before I even started opening it! 😂 You went above and beyond!

Thanks also to our amazing hosts! This was so much fun!

TrishB Your doggos are gorgeous 🐶❤️ (edited) 2mo
ImperfectCJ I totally forgot this was opening day! I'm so glad you liked the things I sent! Maybe your dogs are smelling my cats, who were pretty curious about the packing process. I'll open and post mine when I get home. 🎃🍁 2mo
NovelGirl82 @TrishB Thank you! They‘re a mess, but so sweet 💚 2mo
NovelGirl82 @ImperfectCJ I actually forgot too until I got on here and started seeing posts. This was the pick me up I needed today! I got my covid vaccine booster Friday and Ugh same symptoms as the second shot! (Worth it but still) They definitely may have been smelling kitties on the box and they were certainly interested in the treat bags too 😊 Fortunately, they have a Bark Box to open🤦🏼‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
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Kagen the Damned | Jonathan Maberry
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Y‘all…I got a galley of Kagen the Damned! I thought I was going to have to wait until the end of May 2022 to read this! I‘m so excited!!

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Y‘all! I‘m so happy!

LeslieO Can‘t wait to read this one! 2mo
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So excited to finally have this in my hands! I had the galley preview so I‘ve been waiting for the release!

Seekingtardis I‘m 100% sold just from the cover!! 3mo
NovelGirl82 @Seekingtardis The part of the galley that I got through was fantastic! The illustrations that are in it are wonderful, too. You have to like doorstops, though- it‘s over 700 pgs. That‘s why I didn‘t get all the way through the galley before release! 2mo
Branwen I'm reading it now and loving it so far! 2mo
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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@ImperfectCJ Your #LLFS box is on the way!! (via UPS to make sure that you get it on time!)

ImperfectCJ Hooray! I'll post when it arrives! 3mo
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Book Swap | Cumming, GA (Bookstore)
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@ImperfectCJ Your box made it 😊 I‘m so excited to open it! Yours will be mailed out tomorrow. I‘m running a bit further behind than I‘d like thanks to an awful work week, but it‘ll make it in time! #LLFS

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Saying Goodbye | Mike O'Mary
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One of my best work friends passed away Sunday night from covid. Even though we all work remotely, we worked together for over 4 years and spoke, laughed, messaged, and caught up regularly. It has hit myself and many in our company family hard. Her family was kind enough to stream her funeral for us. So we‘re working and saying goodbye this morning.

Traci1 I'm so sorry for your loss. 3mo
Tamra Sad day. 🙁 3mo
SamAnne So sorry. 3mo
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LeahBergen Oh, that‘s awful. I‘m so sorry. 3mo
TrishB Oh, I‘m so sorry. Sad time. 3mo
kezzlou85 So sorry for your loss. 3mo
JessClark78 I‘m sorry for your loss. 3mo
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I finished writing a 20 page assignment, so I‘m rewarding myself with some brain candy for the night while the hubby plays Mass Effect… Just a few more months to go….

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There are definitely other books I would rather be reading… #gradschool

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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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Hello! It‘s been a while. Life has been crazy- working in healthcare right now and grad school is a whole thing! It hasn‘t left a lot of time for fun reading. Only a few more months of grad school, though! I‘ve missed you all and just want to say hi! 💚

LiteraryinLawrence Hi back! 👋 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey 😙🖐🏻 4mo
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AmyG Hi! Good luck with the rest of Grad School. 4mo
QuietlyLaura Hi! Hello! ☺️👋 4mo
Roary47 Hey! You got this! I remember the days of just reading textbooks in “free” time. Hang in there! 💛 4mo
Megabooks Good to hear from you! 👍🏻😀 4mo
kspenmoll Glad you checked in! Sounds incredibly challenging for you right now! Take care & we will be here when you come up for air!💕 4mo
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My neck is still in spasm (at this point I‘m considering that it actually may be coming from my traps), but I‘m off work and have nothing that I absolutely have to do tonight so I‘m trying another very hot bath with epsom salts followed by my tens machine. Fingers crossed!

LiteraryinLawrence I hope it improves! Books are good medicine, but you do need the use of your neck. 9mo
Soubhiville Tens can be such a help with something like that! I hope it does the trick! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are feeling better 💞 8mo
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My neck is in spasm for the second day in a row, despite working all of my trainer/physiotherapists tricks. The hubs wanted me to come with him while he tries out his new club. Instead of my clubs, I brought my kindle. I‘m not mad about it.

kspenmoll I hope you feel better soon! 9mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you get some relief from the neck spasms soon! 🙏 9mo
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Thank You | Amelia Riedler
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I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my #litsylove family for all of the birthday love that I‘ve received in the past week or so. It‘s been a really rough couple of months and all of the sweet cards, notes, bookmarks and just knowing you all were thinking of me really made my birthday special. I‘m slowly getting reply mail back to you all, I promise! Thank you again! 💚💚💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗💗💗 8mo
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Fudge and Jury | Ellie Alexander
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It has been a very long week & I have a long day of schoolwork tomorrow before my 6 day work week starts on Sunday. Tonight it‘s time to relax for a couple of hours...

Megabooks I hope you enjoyed your evening! 9mo
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Hi all! I‘ve been MIA this week. Yesterday was the anniversary of my daddy passing and work & school have been crazy, so I‘ve been quite antisocial. Not much to report from here, here‘s a picture of Scout and Clete waiting for me to get off of work yesterday and a hope that you‘ve all had a good week. Love to you all! 💚

AkashaVampie Im sorry to hear u have had a rough week. love this pic. they look so amused....Not! U need to put conversation bubbles over their heads saying “Take the damn picture all ready!“ haha 10mo
NovelGirl82 @AkashaVampie Lol! I know! Clete always looks like the saddest Boxer, even when he‘s running around with a toy! Scout was just annoyed 😂 They know when I should be getting off of work and come into my office and wait on me 😂😂 10mo
AkashaVampie @NovelGirl82 haha so they are ur alarm clocks? 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry about your father 💔 Clete and Scout are beautiful 🐶🐾💙 8mo
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Let It Snow! | C.J. Carmichael
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I had to get up to work on a Sunday morning, and I woke up to this! We got our one snow of the winter and it looks like it‘s going to be more than we normally get 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Love it!! 11mo
j.rye It‘s beautiful. I love snow so much. 😍 11mo
Roary47 So beautiful! Thank you for sharing. 🥰💛 11mo
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I really enjoyed this book! It had wonderful pictures and also gave an overview of QEII‘s life through the present time. I‘m so glad that I got this for Christmas!

This brings my #pennyperpage earnings up to $5.71!

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I‘m done with school for the day, so I‘m going to enjoy some fun reading for a bit. Still waiting on snow! (Gratuitous Clete shot in the background since y‘all got so see Scout earlier!)

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Let It Snow! | C.J. Carmichael
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We‘re waiting on the snow to come, here in West TX! We‘ve got a fire going, I‘m doing school work, my hubby is watching golf, Cletus is outside barking at something, and then there‘s Scout... #dorkdog #boxersoflitsy

TheAromaofBooks Our border collie does this... we call it his flop'n'snort 😂 11mo
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Got up and got my workout out of the way this morning. It was biceps, shoulders, & core day with some spin on the back end for cardio! I also got about an hour of my audiobook listened to. (This book seems appropriate right now...) This met my goal of 5/5 workouts this week! Now for some school work & hopefully some fun reading later today. Have a great Saturday everyone! #BFC21 #anywayyoureadathon

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 11mo
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Fudge and Jury | Ellie Alexander
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After a very long week of work and school, and 2 heavy lifting days plus a core and cardio day, I‘m indulging in some self-care by way of a book and bath (my wonderful hubby is taking care of dinner). I‘ll be participating in #anywayyoureadathon peripherally as I have to get some grad school work done tomorrow and I have to work a full day Sunday. Stupid adulting... #BFC21

wanderinglynn Self care is important 👍🏻 11mo
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Today was core and cardio day! I didn‘t wanna...It‘s been a long week, y‘all! #BFC21

kspenmoll But you did it!!! 11mo
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻🎉 11mo
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Day 2 (chest and core) is done! I listened to some of my book while I was lifting. My stupid migraine keeps trying to make a comeback & I have to get some schoolwork done, so I didn‘t push it and do cardio after lifting today. #BFC21

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 Hope your migraine goes completely away 💚 11mo
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I started my new strength program today- a couple@of days later than planned thanks to a 2 day migraine. It‘s a lower level program than I‘ve been doing because my back is bugging & it‘s easier to replace lifts on. I can still lift pretty heavy on it, though 😊 #bfc21

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 11mo
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No fun reading tonight...unless you consider impact assessments or innovation comparison material interesting. Anyone? No?

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On to the next book of the day! My sis-in-law got me this one for Christmas & it was one of my favorite gifts. It combines two of the things that I really love: the Royal Family and and photography. (Gratuitous Scout and Clete pic in the background 😊)

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My husband is sleeping before he has to go back to the hospital tonight, laundry is going, dinner is cooking (thanks crock pot!), so I‘m enjoying the last free day before classes start back for me tomorrow. Happy Sunday!

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I start new heavy weight program tomorrow, so I decided to do a body weight workout today and did a Pilates program off Tonal. Oof! I haven‘t done Pilates in a while and forgot how tough it can be, especially when your muscles are tight from lifting! I think I‘m going to spend most of the day doing laundry and some reading since I can‘t really start my classes until tomorrow. #BFC21

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 awesome job! 11mo
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The new year fell on my core and cardio day, but it was also my 7th day of working out (including weights) in a row. I did my scheduled core workout & what would normally be a bit more than a cool down on the tread. I got about half an hour of my audiobook listened to, as well. The new year is off to a good start! #BFC21

britt_brooke Nicely done! 11mo
rjsthumbelina Wow! Good job 👍 11mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 11mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻 11mo
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I‘m so happy to be a part of this challenge! I think it will help a lot!
-My book goals this year will be pretty light since my grad program starts tomorrow & work is still super busy. My goal for this month is to finish at least 2 audiobooks and the one hardcover that I‘m reading.
- My fitness goal for this month is to finish my strength program on Tonal that I‘m starting tomorrow and to workout at least 5 days/week

#BFC21

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 11mo
Copwithabook Congrats on grad school! 11mo
NovelGirl82 @Copwithabook Thank you so much! It‘s going to be an intense year trying to get it completed in a year, but I‘m ready to be done with school. 11mo
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Copwithabook @NovelGirl82 I understand that! I loved my grad school years- I did that before becoming a cop. Which I don‘t recommend bc we aren‘t paid well 😁 11mo
NovelGirl82 @Copwithabook Lol! You definitely aren‘t paid well enough! What is your masters in? Mine will be in Health Leadership. 11mo
Copwithabook @NovelGirl82 Health Leadership sounds cool. What‘s your career goal with that degree? Mine was College Student Personnel Services and Administration- I was going to work on college campuses. But in the process I worked with a lot of cops and got bit by that bug. Now I‘m a detective working sex crimes and crimes against children. 11mo
NovelGirl82 @Copwithabook Right now my goal is to just advance within my company. I work in revenue cycle in healthcare (I‘m a DRG/Risk Adjustment Auditor) and work for an independent vendor. If I leave my company, though, it would allow me to go into upper level management back in-house in hospitals or other facilities. My undergrad is in health information management. That‘s amazing! I don‘t think I could emotionally handle that. So thankful for you guys! (edited) 11mo
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I opened my gifts from my sis-in-law tonight, and she knows me so well! This combines two of my favorite things: the royal family and photography. Oddly, I only received a. Couple of books this year, but I‘m glad that this was one!

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Even though I work from home, I‘m working my normal day today. Unfortunately, most parts of healthcare don‘t stop for the holidays, so I‘m spending the day reading about Covid mortalities. My husband is also working tonight, because ICUs don‘t close for the holidays, either (he‘s an MICU-now a Covid ICU- charge nurse). So, thanks for letting me #joinin with you guys! 💚

QuietlyLaura Thank you for all you do. You are appreciated! 💕 11mo
tenar Yes, a huge thank you to you and your husband! I hope you two are able to find moments of peace and joy for yourselves even as you spend your time working for others this holiday. 11mo
DaveGreen7777 Sorry this has been a tough Christmas for you both! 😩 Thank you for all you do for everyone! 11mo
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Nute Thank you, Ms. Tiffany, for the care that you give to others. Many thanks to your husband as well. I must remember to voice appreciation and show gratitude to the caretakers in the world for their task is challenging and their sacrifice is great. I am grateful for you and all the healthcare staff on this great big planet. Take Care!💕 (edited) 11mo
CoffeeK8 Thank you for all that you‘re doing! 11mo
Suet624 Oh my goodness. Thank you to you and your husband. My heart goes out to you both. It must be so tough these days. 11mo
TheKidUpstairs Thank you to you and your husband for all the care and hard work you give to others. I hope you are able to take time to find a little bit of holiday joy together. 11mo
NovelGirl82 @QuietlyLaura @tenar @DaveGreen7777 @Nute @CoffeeK8 @Suet624 @TheKidUpstairs You guys! 💚Thank you all so much. I just have to read & audit the charts of these poor patients all day, which is admittedly a bit taxing on the mind and soul. My husband & his colleagues are the real heroes, caring for their patients everyday & night. I appreciate your thinking of them and me and my co-workers. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! 💚💚💚 (edited) 11mo
TheBookHippie Sending them all light. We are so grateful. 🤍🤍 11mo
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Merry Christmas!

Suet624 Gorgeous!! 11mo
Nute Merry Christmas, Ms. Tiffany! What a beautifully decorated tree!💚🎄 11mo
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Happy Holidays! | Eric Sevigny, Marilyn Pleau-Murissi
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Happy Holidays, everyone!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday in whatever way you‘re able to celebrate!

LeahBergen Happy Holidays!! ❤️ 11mo
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I hope you‘re all having a great start to the holiday week! It‘s been a long Monday here, but my mom got me this for Christmas, so I‘m reading a bit before I head to bed early 😊 (The actual Andrew Morton book is t in the Litsy Library)

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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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I know you guys love my weirdos, so here‘s Cletus stalking me right now because I have a bowl of fruit I‘m snacking on while I‘m working. 🤦‍♀️ Happy Monday!! #cletetheboxer #boxersoflitsy

FlowerFairy 🤣😂🤣 12mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 12mo
Gaylagal2 @NovelGirl82 Oh my he's so stinking cute!! 🐾🤙 12mo
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I‘m done and I have shiny new credentials!!

LeahBergen Congrats!! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🎉🥳 12mo
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Hi all! Just poking my head out from studying for boards to say hello! This is pretty much all I‘ve been reading for a few weeks, so I‘ve been pretty boring. I sit for boards Thursday, then I resume my regularly scheduled life for a little while. I hope you‘re all doing well! 💚

britt_brooke Good luck Thursday! 13mo
kspenmoll Best of luck Thursday!!! 13mo
Megabooks Good luck!! 13mo
TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 13mo
CoffeeK8 Good luck! 13mo
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Waiting to get new tires put on my husband‘s truck for him...another time I‘m thankful to be a reader!

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Celebrate!: Cookbook | Sheila Lukins
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It has been a busy day, but I‘m going to celebrate today‘s win with a book, bath, and a glass of wine!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds perfect to me! Enjoy! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Perfect Saturday night! 13mo
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Vote! | Eileen Christelow
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It‘s game day, people!! Hoping for a major change (and this would be one!)!! Please, please make your voice heard if you haven‘t already! Sending love and calmness to all of my fellow Americans that may be as anxious as I am today. We are in this together and we can do this!

hermyknee I have these socks!! 13mo
AmyG 🙌🏻👊🏻 13mo
sprainedbrain ✊🏻❤️ 13mo
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The immensely talented and kind Rachel Caine has lost her battle with cancer. She is/was one of my absolute favorite authors and I feel very fortunate to have gotten to meet and spend some time with her in 2015. I wrote a small tribute to her on my blog here if you would like to read it.
https://thenovelgirlreads.com/2020/11/02/rachel-caine/

MidnightBookGirl This is heartbreaking 💔 13mo
Branwen Oh no! 😭 13mo
sprainedbrain So sad. 😔 13mo
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Harry Potter: Platform 9 3/4 | Scholastic Books
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A graduation gift from my mom arrived today! She got me Harry Potter bookends that I‘ve been wanting, but have not bought for myself 💙 My HP shelf is super full & they wouldn‘t fit or be seen, so I decided by books of Royals (some of them aren‘t there right now) would be the next best place 🤷‍♀️

AmyG They‘re great. 💕 13mo
Darthdad Those bookends are amazing 13mo
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It‘s 25 degrees (feels like 13!)- I‘ve got my Chai, a fire going, snoring Boxers, and exam prep...I hope you‘re all having a great afternoon, too! #scoutandclete #boxersoflitsy

Moonprismpower Puppies! Adorable. Their names? 🙂 13mo
NovelGirl82 @Moonprismpower Thank you! My female (fawn) is Scout & my male (sealed brindle) is Cletus 😊 13mo
Moonprismpower Aw they are adorable. Please give them so many treats!!!😍 13mo
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It‘s been a long week! I‘m finally having some time to stop. Getting my hair done and chilling with an easy cozy mystery. Happy Friday!

Megabooks Happy Friday! 13mo
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Congrats! | Ariel Books
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Congrats on 200,000 @Texreader 🙌🙌😊😊🙌🙌 That‘s amazing and well deserved!!! One book that I‘ve really wanted to read and just have t bought for myself (because I haven‘t had time to read anything fun lately) is Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway & congrats again! 💚💚💚 #KarensGiveaway

Texreader Thank you for entering! 13mo
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Well, they look like bread and they smell like bread...

umbrellagirl Well done! Looks delish. 14mo
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