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Rachel.Rencher

Rachel.Rencher

Joined April 2017

Married to @Lucas.Rencher ❤ Corgi mom 🐾 Ravenclaw ⚡
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Pickpick

I first heard about Nellie Bly in my American History 111 class. I was intrigued by her story about spending ten days in an insane asylum, but I had no idea how much she experienced or the changes she brought about for treatment of mental illnesses.

Also, did you know she traveled around the world in 72 days after she was inspired by Jules Verne? So cool!

ChaoticMissAdventures There is a really good non fiction called 80 Days that is all about her trip. It is by Matthew Goodman. Highly recommend it. (I am a bit obsessed with Bly) 14h
TheBookHippie I admire her greatly!!! She‘s an amazing woman. 14h
TheBookHippie @ChaoticMissAdventures Thanks for the book recommendation !!! I‘ll look it up! 14h
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Tamra The stuff of nightmares. Mental institutions of yore are more scary than any fictional horror. 13h
GingerAntics This sounds really interesting! 11h
Rachel.Rencher @ChaoticMissAdventures I'm going to look this up! Thank you 😁 11h
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I had to lower my book goal from 100 to 80 as the year got insane, but it's more than I read last year! Yay! 🥳📚

Buechersuechtling Congratulations‼️🥂 18h
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 17h
sprainedbrain Woohoo!! 🥳🥳🥳 17h
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bookaholic1 Congratulations!! 17h
Kell1 Wow. Congrats. I get amazed how people can read so much in a year. I need to step up my reading game. If I do 30 this year would be a miracle! 17h
Sace 🎉🎉🎉 17h
TheSpineView Awesome! 🥳🥳🥳 17h
Emilymdxn That‘s incredible well done!! 17h
j9brown Nice! 👍👍👍 15h
DrexEdit Well done! 😊 👍👍🎉🎉 15h
BittersweetBooks 👏🏻 13h
CoverToCoverGirl Awesome! 👏🎉 13h
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12h
Copwithabook Well done! What was your favorite? 12h
Rachel.Rencher @Copwithabook Thank you! I think A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving definitely topped the list ❤ 11h
Jas16 🙌🏽 10h
DimeryRene 💙💚💛🧡❤️💜 10h
Copwithabook @Rachel.Rencher swoon! I have such a special place in my heart for Owen Meany 8h
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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This book was interesting and thought-provoking. What would happen is a medley of criminals had their memories wiped and were all placed in an isolated town? Are they still guilty and bad people even if they don't remember what they've done, and can't believe that they'd even commit a crime?

If you like this premise, you should also check out The I-Land on Netlfix. It was cheesy but binge-worthy.

Eggs I enjoyed this book (edited) 18h
MrT Sounds like a less sci-fi kind of version of Wayward Pines. 18h
Leftcoastzen On my TBR! Seems lots of folks have enjoyed it. 18h
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Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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I was running 20 minutes late this morning and grabbed whatever books were closest to the door to read on my break as I was running out of the house. I ended up with Challenger Deep and Ten Days in a Mad-House...super random choices, but I've also been wanting to read both so I guess it works out. 😂📚

Johanna414 I loved Challenger Deep! 22h
ChaoticMissAdventures I have not read 10 Days, but know the story. Nellie Bly was such an incredible woman. Hope this book is good. 18h
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Came home to some book mail! 😍📚 I'm obsessed with the No Fear Shakespeares. They have the original text with a translation so you actually understand what the heck is going on. I've never read The Tempest or Julius Caesar, so those are next on my list!

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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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I started The Blinds a few minutes before the Pats game started, and now I'm getting in a few pages during the commercial breaks. 😜🏈

vivastory I loved this one 3d
Julsmarshall So good! 3d
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I'd like to believe I'm smarter than that, but I'd totally get into this van. 🤷🏼‍♀️

BittersweetBooks I was terrified of those white vans as a child 😳 4d
GingerAntics I‘ve seen too many episodes of Criminal Minds and other simile shows. There is always a panel can, I swear. Even in forensic files, half the time there is a bloody panel van. I‘d totally be tempted by this, though. lol 4d
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1. Patty Duke was my babysitter once. I have co-piloted a small airplane. Lucas saved me from drowning in a river when I was 17.
2. I disliked Night Circus, but I also tried to read it when my mom was undergoing breast cancer treatments... my mind may not have been in the right place.
3. Yes, Tricia Levenseller
4. Too cold, if I'm too hot I'm prone to fainting 😅

#LitsyLearn @Alora thanks for starting this! How fun 😁

wanderinglynn The near drowning is the lie? 5d
DaveGreen7777 Hmmm, I‘m going to guess the third one is the lie! Being babysat by Patty Duke seems so unlikely, I‘m guessing that one is actually true! 🧐 5d
Eggbeater Lucas didn't save you from drowning 5d
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Alora Thank you for reposting!! 💜 Is Patty Duke the lie?!?! 5d
Rachel.Rencher @wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 @Eggbeater @Alora Those two are actually the true ones! I'll post an explanation in the comments. 😁 5d
Rachel.Rencher So, Patty Duke knew my mom because my sister went to preschool with Sean Astin. Patty used to visit our business in Coeur d' Alene a lot, and I guess once mom had something going on and she left me with Patty for a few hours. I was 3 years old and sadly don't remember it, but my mom loves to tell that story. 😂 5d
Rachel.Rencher When I was 17, I took Lucas to the Yak River in Montana. We hiked to this spot on the river to put our inner tubes in, and I'd been there before but the water was a lot higher this time. My tube popped and I got stuck in the current and was getting too tired to keep my head up. Lucas found a way to cross the river, pull me out and carry me back to the campsite. ❤ 5d
Rachel.Rencher And finally, the copiloting is a lie. I started work on my pilot's license when I was 12 because my dad is a pilot, but then some sh*t went down, I ran away from his house and I stopped working on it. He always promised to let me fly his plane but that never happened. It's something I've always wanted to try again, but it's a huge financial and time commitment. 5d
Alora Awe your answers are awesome! Hopefully one day you will get to co-pilot your dads plane! ✈️💙 5d
wanderinglynn Awesome stories! 👍🏻👍🏻 5d
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😂😂👏

#LitsyHumor

CoffeeCatsBooks 😂😂😂 5d
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I've heard such mixed reviews on this book, so I'm excited to see for myself what it's like. 🤓 I feel like Waxman can be overly cheesy to the point of eye rolls, but I tend to like her overall plotlines so it's hard for me to say whether I'm really a fan of her or not. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Hooked_on_books Mixed reviews make a lot of people apprehensive—I love that they make you excited! That‘s really cool. 😎 5d
Rachel.Rencher @Hooked_on_books I have learned that I don't always agree with others' opinions on book... it's best to form ones own anyway 😁 5d
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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I feel like I can't adequately review this book without spoiling it, but I'll say this: a simple "pick" on Litsy doesn't do it justice. This whole trilogy has been mind-blowing and through provoking in a way that was never expected. I really hope that this isn't the end of the Arc of a Scythe series. My mind is blown.

Alora Love the purple hardcover! 6d
Aims42 Love your wine glass!! 🍷 6d
Eggs Ooo I‘m still waiting for part 2 Thunderhead in Libby...maybe another week or two 6d
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LiteraryinLititz Great review! 6d
Hooked_on_books I‘m nearly halfway through and really enjoying it. I‘m shocked by the people who aren‘t happy with it. Glad it was great for you! 6d
Rachel.Rencher @Aims42 Thank you! I got a set of 2 at Target 😁 5d
Rachel.Rencher @Hooked_on_books I know, I saw that some people kept bailing and I was like what?! I got through a 630 page in like 3 days 😂 5d
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Thank you for the tag @wordslinger42 🤗

1. Illustrious 🌟
2. I think 7 to 10 is a good number for a series. My favorites tend to be trilogies. 📚
3. I love to write, and it tends to be literary fiction. I can't seem to separate autobiographical elements, though. ✍
4. @brandybear22 @juls29 @bookmom921

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yes trilogies can be quite effective. Thanks for joining in 🥳🎈👏🏻 1w
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I signed up for the first swap in literally like 2 years. 😍😍 Lucas and I will both be matched with someone & we're looking forward to getting our matches!

Thank you for setting this up @MaleficentBookDragon 🤗

Who else has signed up?

#JolabokaflodSwap

Branwen Me! I just signed up too! I'm really excited! It is also my first swap in like two years! 😀🎉 1w
Rachel.Rencher @Branwen Yay!! 👏🤗❤ 1w
CindyRene Me! 😁🙋 1w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I realized a few minutes ago that my #BotM box had been sitting in my parcel locker for the last few days. 😱 I'm really excited for both of these picks. Neither of them are typical choices for me, but BotM gave me a free birthday book so I figured I'd switch it up a little bit! 🥳

Had anyone read This Tender Land, yet? What did you think?

Megabooks I have not read Tender but I loved The Blinds. I listened to the audiobook with my dad and we both liked it. 1w
Eggs I too enjoyed The Blinds. Have not read this krueger but I loved his Ordinary Grace 1w
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I had to share this amazing tapestry that's hanging in the classroom of the teacher I'm substituting for. I thought she was really into plants, until I looked closer... 😁

Linsy Love it!!! 1w
GingerAntics That‘s just awesome! 1w
jordan_lent54 Omg I want this!! 1w
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TheRiehlDeal Awesome sauce! Such a cool thing to have in a classroom! 1w
Crazeedi I absolutely adore this! I want!!!! 1w
RainyDayReading That is so cool! 1w
Rachel.Rencher @Linsy @GingerAntics @jordan_lent54 @TheRiehlDeal @Crazeedi @RainyDayReading I found out that she got it from a Harry Potter themed Loot Crate, and there may be some available in their shop if you want to snag one, although I'm not certain if you can buy stuff separately from them. 1w
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The Garden Party | Katherine Mansfield
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Researching some short stories for my class tomorrow. 🤓

I made us a charcuterie board with brie, cranberry chevre, gouda, salami, rosemary crackers & kalamata olives. This has been our favorite dinner lately. 🤤

Good job, everyone on the #readathon! @MrBook and I will draw the winners tomorrow (?) night I believe, so that's exciting! 😁📚

umbrellagirl Looks yummy! 1w
MrBook Niiiiice! 😋 1w
wordslinger42 Kalamata olives are so yummy (and since we're Greek, a staple in my family!) The readathon was so much fun!! 1w
Rachel.Rencher @wordslinger42 Same! I live off of these 😁 Glad you had fun! 1w
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How's everyone doing after hours of #readathon reading? 🤣

My biggest problem is my arms falling asleep because I read on my stomach. I've been switching between that and laying in my arm chair to do homework, so I'm thinking I should take a walk or something soon. 🤣

What's your reading position? Nobody actually reads sitting straight up in a chair with feet on the floor, right? 🤔

#MrBook1InAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne

ljuliel Recliner ..... sometimes the couch, propped up with pillows. 2w
audraelizabeth My dad reads sitting straight in a chair, feet on the floor and he can read 500 plus pages a day. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @audraelizabeth 😱😱 I stand corrected 2w
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Rachel.Rencher @ljuliel Ooh I wish I still had a recliner. I had a really ugly like green fabric one that met its demise a few years ago 🤣 2w
xicanti Cross-legged in a chair or on a couch, for me. Sometimes I do the ol‘ flop-n-read on my bed, but that‘s become pretty rare. 2w
audraelizabeth @Rachel.Rencher Hes weird, hes the only person I know who does. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly I do a lot of my reading sitting in a kitchen chair while eating! But right now I‘m sitting sideways in an armchair… 2w
BookDragonNotWorm Reclined on couch, knees bent, book against knees straight in front of eyes so my neck doesn't get tight and give me a headache. 2w
Alora On your stomach?! Thats different! Lol. I love the bath!! My favourite place. Or is I‘m not in a bath, my bed. I want to get a nice comfy chair and make a little reading nook. 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Alora Lol yeah like I lie on my stomach in bed with the book sitting on the bed. I can't read in the bath 2w
Alora @Rachel.Rencher Nice! That would hurt my back way too much lol. I could probably only do it for a few minutes. 1w
Scochrane26 I‘m usually on my couch reading. I did actually get a major neck strain a couple of weeks ago—I think from too much lying around plus hunching over computer for work. 1w
MrBook 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! I do them all within ten minutes. Then I do it again. And then again. 🙈 1w
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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Good morning, littens! 😁 I'm still on The Toll and hoping to finish it today.

I got these granola bars from TJs and they are like little sugar bombs. 😷 So, I'm going to wake up and drink some coffee for a bit before I go make a real breakfast. 🍳

How's everyone else's morning going?

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s afternoon here but my morning was spent quietly reading with my fur babies - AKA reading buddies- enjoy your morning! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @CoverToCoverGirl Awh, fur babies make the best reading buddies. Mine is currently next to me in a ball, snoring quite loudly. 🤣 2w
TheBookAddict Good morning! I‘m still reading The shadow King and I think I need to get coffee. Don‘t feel quite awake yet. 😅 ☕️ 2w
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Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher @TheBookAddict Well, you know, it‘s evening over here in good old Europe 🇪🇺 but your conversation about coffee ☕️makes me longing for one. Which is no good idea, I think. Enjoy your Sunday. Do some nice things‼️ (edited) 2w
TheBookAddict @Buechersuechtling thank you. May you enjoy your Sunday as well. 😊 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling If I have cravings for coffee at night, I sometimes indulge the craving with Kahlua. 😋 Have a good evening! 2w
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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1. Tagged, Endurance, and LotR.
2. "A library of thought, if you will, roaring into consciousness after the arrival of the Toll on Earth, much like thunder follows lightning." -Neal Shusterman
3. Coffee, I stayed up too late last night. ?

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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Had to take my car into the dealership this morning because apparently there are recalls on my brakes and airbags. Those are kind of important, right? 🤔😂

Since I got home from dropping it off, I've been doing chores and homework. This is the first chance I've had to read, so I know already I won't make it to 24 hours for the readathon. BUT something is better than nothing! I'm going to pick up The Toll and snack on some cranberry chevre. 😋

janeycanuck As long as one works, you don‘t need the other!! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @janeycanuck great logic 😂🤣 2w
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Does anybody have an author that you'll do this for? For me it's Colleen Hoover. I ordered her new book, Regretting You, before she even told us what it was about. 😂📚

RachelAmphlett Michael Connelly - every single time! 2w
Tianarose Diana Gabaldon‘s next instalment of the outlander series. As well as the infamous George rr Martin with the next instalment of game of thrones. 2w
HOTPock3tt Sarah J Maas at this point lol and Diana Gabaldon 2w
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HOTPock3tt @Tianarose I think we posted that at the same time lol! Great minds etc.😉 2w
Tianarose @HOTPock3tt yes for sure! Her website says she is aiming to be finished at the end of this year and hopefully her publisher will release a date early 2020. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
Shamzi Khaled Hoessini - He is great!! 2w
HOTPock3tt I heard that too about the end of the year from my friend who follows her on Twitter. Seriously!!! 🤞🏽 please let us get a release date! As soon as we do, I will be buying it on kindle on the date at MIDNIGHT!! 😃 @Tianarose (edited) 2w
Megabooks Rainbow Rowell, Lisa Genova, Roxane Gay 2w
Tianarose @HOTPock3tt I‘m currently re-reading everything. Over halfway through fiery cross. With plenty of time to spare before season 5 starts in February. 2w
janeycanuck Terry Fallis! Love his work. Though, I still haven‘t read his latest. Pre-ordered it the minute it had a pub date but still have picked it up 2w
Chrissyreadit Susannah Kearsley, Sarah Donati, Anne Bishop, 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jodi Picoult, Beatriz Williams, and Fiona Davis 💞 2w
Branwen Yes! Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Laini Taylor, Neil Gaiman, and Leigh Bardugo! 😁💕📚 2w
GingerAntics I did that exact thing with Sarah Woodbury‘s Crouchback. I‘m not so patiently waiting for it in the 14th. I‘ve since read an excerpt, but that was after I preordered it. The excerpt just made me more excited for it. 2w
Hestapleton Stephen King and Gillian Flynn! 2w
LauraBrook Bill Bryson, Louise Penny, and Jasper Fforde. 2w
Hooked_on_books Oh for sure! Roxane Gay, Lindy West, Celeste Ng, Jesmyn Ward, Nevada Barr…the list goes on. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl J R Ward and in hardcover only - auto buy - zero questions asked! 2w
Caroline2 😂 so true!! For me I think it would be Celeste Ng, Sarah J Maas and Gillian Flynn! 👍 2w
vivastory Stephen King, Tana French, Joe Hill, Victor LaValle 2w
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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Whew! The last couple days were a whirlwind. I'm going to try to go through all of your tags soon, but how fun to see SO many people participating for #MrBook1InAMillion ! 🎉❤ I just wanted to share my snack haul for #LitsyPartyofOne (or two because @Lucas.Rencher is here 😁).

Keep tagging me! I love seeing all your snacks and books. 😁📚❤

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Omg you guys, is it Friday yet? I gave out 6 detentions today. SIX. I had freshman literally beat each other up in class, make phone calls, one kid spit his gum onto my desk, like what the actual f*ck?! Like they're usually rowdy, but I could feel the life draining out of me.

Anyway, I grabbed vodka and a bag of chocolate on the way home, busted out my homework, and now I'm going to try to immerse myself into another world for the night. 😬

Rachel.Rencher I just want to add, I have 2 other classes that are little angels. I've tried every classroom management strategy with this particular class, and they are just unruly to the point of anarchy. I literally don't know what to do with them. 2w
Sace Chocolate and vodka. This should be in vending machines in the teachers' lounge. 2w
Bookzombie I‘m not a teacher but I support what @Sace said. 2w
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Kimberlone Enjoy that vodka! #selfcare 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Sace It would make the day go by faster 😅 2w
Sace And more pleasantly! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Kimberlone It was just one of those days 🤣 I swear I usually save it for the weekends 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Bookzombie lol this is the kind of support I need 🤣❤ 2w
SheReadsAndWrites That's awful!! I hope you have a good night and a much better day tomorrow. 😊 And vodka and reading... excellent choice 😎 2w
vivastory Wow, that's rough. Hopefully the rest of your week is easier!!! 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom It takes a very special type of person to be a teacher. Thank you for teaching your students! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @WorldsOkayestStepMom Thank you ❤❤❤❤ 2w
Rachel.Rencher @vivastory Thank you! I see them again on Friday because we're on block schedule, so at least I get a day to plan how I'll approach them 🙌 2w
Rachel.Rencher @SheReadsAndWrites it makes most everything better 🤣❤ 2w
ElizaMarie Kids are horrible! I could never be a teacher so kudos to you on your amazing job at keeping your shit together! I might have wanted to back hand the spitter!

Anyway, Vodka, Chocolate and books! Great plan to unwind!
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LeeRHarry I have such admiration for teachers, they do a thankless job on the whole - enjoy The Toll, I‘m saving it for the Christmas break 😊 2w
Lucy_Anywhere As a teacher, I feel your pain! Kids in the UK can be just as horrendous. Luckily, Thai kids are pretty respectful 2w
4thhouseontheleft I hope you have a relaxing and wonderful weekend planned! 2 more days... ☺️❤️ 2w
Buechersuechtling 🤗 In the light of this words fail me. So let me just clink my vodka with yours. 🥂 2w
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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Me: I am going to be *SO* productive today. Emails will be answered. Projects will be turned in. The house will get cleaned.

Neal Shusterman: lol, yeah you thought.

But seriously...SQUEEEEE The Toll is here!! 🎉🙌😁

kymmiesreads I just got my copy yesterday!!! 2w
Hooked_on_books I am so excited for this book. I need to get a copy ASAP! 2w
ChasingOm 😂😂😂 2w
Rachel.Rencher @kymmiesreads Have you started it yet? 😁 2w
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I've been meaning to read this book ever since Scott Kelly mentioned it as his inspiration to name his own memoir "Endurance". I'm alternating between this and homework today.

I'm going to need lots of coffee to get through everything that needs to be done. ? On a scale of 1-10 (10 being black coffee, 1 being basically creamer), how do you like your coffee? I used to be a solid 1, but now I'm more of a 7. ☕?

Suet624 This has to be my favorite book of all time. It‘s just amazing. 2w
Cinfhen I picked up a copy of this book at a past library sale. I think I‘m going to use it for #LiveAndLearn #Booked2020 2w
Buechersuechtling In terms of ☕️: I practice intermittent fasting (when I work, not when I‘m on vacation), so before I have completed my daily 16 foodless hours I‘ll have my coffee at 0; after, I stick with you at a solid 7. Which is funny because black coffee being too hot to drink immediately was the only reason that made me put milk in it: for temperature regulation. If the blend isn‘t too bitter I like black coffee pretty much. 2w
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ljuliel For your coffee ☕️ question, my answer is -0- I don‘t drink it. 😊 2w
Rachel.Rencher @ljuliel That's totally fair 😊 Tea drinker? 2w
ljuliel Coke. Not good for me, but it‘s my one vice. I‘d give up food if I could keep my Coke. 😁 2w
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Not sure who to credit for the drawing, BUT it's so true. Littens are some of the greatest people that I've ever met. I'm from an area where there aren't many bookish people, so this is my little internet haven. 🤗❤📚

ju.ca.no ❤️❤️ 2w
emilyhaldi So much kindness on litsy 💕 2w
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Buechersuechtling Aaaawwww. Thank you for the beautiful picture you shared and your nice words. When I saw your post I realised that this is just what I needed today. 🤗❤️ 2w
hannah-leeloo ❤️ Have met some great people here and love being apart of all you book lovers. Feels like home. Happy reading everyone 📖📚 2w
ljuliel There are some nice folks in here. It might not be the Book Fairyland I once thought it was, but the majority of people are very nice. 2w
Texreader Lovely!! 😊 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Awh, I'm so glad! ❤🤗 2w
Rachel.Rencher @emilyhaldi I love this place 🤗❤ 2w
Rachel.Rencher @hannah-leeloo Same! That's why I'm on here so much 🤣❤ 2w
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Can I do this, pretty please? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

If you knew you could just drop everything and read for a few years, what would you put on your reading list? I'd add a few chunksters like Gone with the Wind, War and Peace, etc. 📚

tessavi I'd try to get through my current physical TBR stack, followed by ebooks & audiobooks I already own. 2w
wanderinglynn I saw one today that said “I just want to read, nap, play, and get hugged. Basically I want to be in kindergarten.” So true!!! 2w
EadieB This is my life and I love it! I read every day, all day! My husband gets annoyed sometimes but I tell him that it‘s my life! Oh I do babysit my grandchildren all day on Tuesdays! 2w
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Freespirit I would work through my huge bookshelf of unread books, read some of the big books and series of books On the TBR list....I want your life @EadieB 😄😂😂 2w
EadieB @Freespirit I earned it by raising 2 daughters, going on band trips, soccer games, volunteering at the senior center and woman‘s club, borough council where I became the first woman president etc. Now that my husband is retired, we have given up all our volunteering and he goes to the gym, practices his golf, watches his movies, we travel and I read all day. Plus help my veterinarian daughter who has 3 children. babysit for her and fold her wash 2w
Freespirit Sounds awesome..you have earned it😄 @EadieB 2w
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This is too real this week. The weekend came and went in a blur, and this week is going to be a busy one. I'm teaching my regular classes, starting a new job as a tutor (yay!), & I have three projects to work on for my degree, a meeting with a professor and a group project. Sooo, I don't see any books being picked up until next weekend. ☹

How is the week looking for everyone else? 🤗📚❤

Librariana I *literally* just saved that image after coming across it on Facebook and was pondering posting it 😳😄🙂 2w
Librariana I hear ya, tho! #thestruggleisreal Life really does get in the way of our reading. I'd like to believe this weekend should be uneventful and should allow for some reading. I hope you can squeeze in a few minutes here and there! Good luck on all your endeavors, tho! And congrats on the tutoring gig! 😊🤞🏼🍀💖 2w
Buechersuechtling Congratulations 🥳 on your new job!🎈I‘m trying to not let life get too busy. Although, two appointments today, one tomorrow, one on Wednesday – and from Thursday on office again. But: Meals until Friday are planned, groceries are shopped. So I should be able to enjoy myself and read 1-2 books ‘til Wednesday evening plus having completed the one tidy out job I assigned myself until then, too. You see, not as busy as your week, but I got a plan. 😄 2w
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FlowerFairy So very true! 2w
Jerdencon So true - between work, being a mom and running my son all over the place, household stuff and errands, and social plans there is no time! Good luck on everything! 2w
Susanita Ain‘t that the truth! 2w
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You guys! The incredible @MrBook is celebrating hitting 1 MILLION litfluence, and he just posted the details on his page. Go check it out! 😁🎉🎈📚

#MrBook1InAMillion

MrBook ☺️🤗🤗🤗🤗 2w
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Rip Van Winkle | Washington Irving
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I dug through my book haul last night to see which one I wanted to read 1st. I chose this one because (confession) I hated reading until college. I missed out on so much, & when I was studying for the Praxis test it said Washington Irving is the father of American literature. I was like who is that?! So, Rip Van Winkle is up first!

Also, Winston jumped up seconds after this was taken and licked the whipped cream off my cocoa. 😂😬

Bookzombie 😂 about Winston! 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Bookzombie He can be a little stinker 😂 3w
Billypar Didn't it feel great to be re-introduced to reading as an adult? If you asked my family, they'd say I loved to read my whole life. But that's only because I did it at all - as a kid I prioritzed tv and videogames, and in my 20s, movies, tv, music, and the internet. Putting reading first in recreation time in recent years has been so rewarding! 3w
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Sweetkokoro Can I just say, I have the same cup only with the letter A for my name. I have never seen anyone else with a cup from that collection haha. 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Billypar Yes! That's exactly how I feel. My mom says I was never a reader, but she'd devour philosophy books and then want to engage me in discussions about Nietzsche when I was like 10, and I was like shush and just let me read A Series of Unfortunate Events, woman! So, yeah I hated the pressure and shunned it until I was on my own. 🙊 I still don't talk to her about what I read. 😂 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Sweetkokoro Me, either! I have so many Target mugs... I collect those almost as fervently as books. 😬☕ 3w
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I'm so excited about this Writer's Block that I got today. I saw it on a coworker's desk at my school, and I found it on Book Outlet for $1! Lucas and I are going to try to flip through the whole thing and write about each prompt. 🤓✍
#WritersofLitsy

Bklover Have fun!! 3w
wanderinglynn How cool! 3w
GingerAntics That looks fun! I‘ll have to find one, too!!! 3w
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The worsttt. 😩 Who's with me?

Meeko93 Horrible 😢 3w
Readage I hate stickers on things...especially books!! 3w
Lovesbooks87 Yes!!! 3w
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CoffeeCatsBooks 😡Yes!! 3w
AshleyHoss820 There‘s a special place in hell for the person that designed those freaking stickers. 3w
Sweetkokoro @meeko93 @readage @lovesbooks87 @coffeecatsbooks @ashleyhoss820 Here is a tip to AVOID this problem, use a hairdryer on hot to heat up the sticker, this will cause the glue to soften and then bam sticker peels off in one piece and leaves no residue behind! I do this for all my used books or any book that comes with stickers on them! 3w
DrexEdit @Sweetkokoro totally trying that on my next book sticker! 😊 👍💡 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Sweetkokoro Does this work if the book is already sticky? I've gotten some from Book Outlet that have stickers ripped off and they're all covered in residue... I learned that Goo Gone ruins the cover 😬 3w
AshleyHoss820 @Sweetkokoro Thank you!! I‘ll be trying that very soon! 😊💙 3w
Sweetkokoro @Rachel.Rencher It has for me, when you heat the glue up you should be able to slowly wipe off the residue with your finger, I usually do it in small sections to ensure I don‘t cause any damage. As you wipe the glue while it‘s soft it should turn into small balls of gross residue (I hope that makes sense) that you can then just pluck off the book sometimes it just sticks to your finger instead (edited) 3w
Sweetkokoro @DrexEdit @AshleyHoss820 Your welcome! I hope it‘s a game changer for you guys! It doesn‘t need to be for long either and you can do it slowly to make sure the whole sticker comes off clean! 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Sweetkokoro Awesome! You're the best 😁🙌 3w
Sweetkokoro @Rachel.Rencher ^_^ glad to be of help! I hate sticky residues, or just items feeling gross haha. I hope the trick works for you! 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks @Sweetkokoro Thanks for the tip! I will try that on the next one. 3w
Readage @Sweetkokoro Thanks for the tip!! 3w
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David Copperfield | Charles Dickens
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My Book Outlet Haul came in! 😍 I went a bit crazy with their fall sale buuut I'm justifying this because they all have literary merit and will help me on the Praxis test. 🤓📚

Hooked_on_books Love your writer‘s block! 😆 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Hooked_on_books Right? It's actually full of ideas, tips & inspiration so I'm super excited to use it 🤓 3w
Caroline2 That is an awesome looking book haul! 😎 👏 3w
Rachel.Rencher @Caroline2 thank you 🤗 3w
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Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Happy Halloween! 🎃🧡 I bought those giant bags of Costco candy for my students, but I had to pick out all of the candies with allergens, which ended up being more than I expected. 😂 I don't get trick or treaters, so I'm just going to hole up with a scary book, Chinese food & try to limit my chocolate intake. 😋

What's your favorite Halloween candy? 🍫🍬

JaimeDawn Peanut butter cups and sweet tarts. 3w
Buechersuechtling Do you trade a Reese‘s when I say: “Trick or treat”❓🤤 3w
MrBook @Rachel.Rencher I think(?) I texted you. 😂👏🏻 3w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Yay! I confirmed my BotM with these two books, and they gave me The Blinds for free since it's my birthday month (not until the 22nd). 🎉🎈😁

8little_paws Oh the blinds was really good! I'm surprised there wasn't more buzz about it. 3w
Rachel.Rencher @8little_paws Oh I'm glad to hear that! I wasn't sure since I haven't heard much about it. 3w
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Lullaby | Chuck Palahniuk
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"Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's making sure you're fully absorbed. He's making sure your imagination withers...He's making sure your attention is always filled. And this being fed, it's worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what's in your mind. With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world."

Rachel.Rencher In response to @MrBook 's question of the day, this has always been a favorite quote of mine. 3w
EmilyM GREAT quote! 3w
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I always have good intentions to dress up and go party on Halloween, but the introvert side of me cringes and stays inside. 😂

What are everyone else's plans on Halloween? I'll have a little party for my students and then come home, turn the porch lights off and curl up with a book. 📖

wanderinglynn My plans are very similar to yours. 👍🏻😂 3w
RoxyWilde The forecast is cold and wet so I‘ll doubt I‘ll be getting many treaters. Plenty of book time I‘m planning 3w
Suet624 And the lights off, headlamp on. 3w
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DGRachel Depending on how my costume turns out, I‘ll either dress up for work, come home, set the alarm, leave the lights off, and hang out in my bedroom at the back of the house with a book, or I‘ll wear normal clothes to work, come home, set the alarm, leave the lights off and hang out in my bedroom at the back of the house with a book. 😆 3w
JacqMac My teens will answer the door. Hubby and I will read and watch movies until we run out of candy. Or until we eat it all. Lol 3w
Scochrane26 My sister & I give out treats at my house. 3w
Sweetkokoro I went to one Halloween party years ago and it turned me off from ever going to another one again. At the time I didn‘t realize it was because of how introverted I really am and my anxiety was through the roof that night. So this year I will be at my friends house and the two of us will hand out candy to the kids in the neighborhood! 3w
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m taking my little one trick-or-treating for the first time! He‘ll be a dinosaur 🥰🦖 3w
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This would be so useful sometimes 🤣😂📚

Ddzmini Omg 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3w
BBooks 💀 3w
Well-ReadNeck 👏🏼😂🙌🏼 3w
Nute 😆🤣🙌🏽 3w
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Not book related, but I just had to show you guys my favorite wedding photo since today is our 2nd wedding anniversary. 😍 Marry your best friend, you guys. And he's a reader. It's the best. 🤗💕

TheBookKeepers Aww adorable! Happy anniversary 3w
JessClark78 Happy Anniversary! 🎊❤️🥂 3w
Eggs Happy Anny🥂🍾💘 Lucas & Rachel 3w
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JacqMac Happy Anniversary! 🥂 3w
Come-read-with-me @Rachel.Rencher Happy anniversary and many more!! 🥂❤️💐 3w
shellleigh33 Happy anniversary 3w
CarolynM Happy anniversary ❤️ 3w
Ddzmini Happy anniversary 🎉🎊🍾🥂🥳 3w
kspenmoll Lovely photo! Happy Anniversary! 3w
arlenefinnigan Happy anniversary! 3w
hannah-leeloo A lovely photo. So happy for you both. I've recently become engaged to my book loving partner, posted it on my litsy as there is a connection hehe. It's the best. Wishing you both many years of happiness 🎉❤️🎊💍 3w
Librarybelle Happy Anniversary! 3w
Texreader Happy anniversary!! 3w
Sophia1 Happy anniversary 😊 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy anniversary ❤️🎊🎉📚 3w
Laughterhp Happy anniversary! 🎉 3w
Redwritinghood Happy anniversary! 💕💕 3w
Jas16 Happy Anniversary 🎉🥂💜 3w
DaveGreen7777 Awww! Happy Anniversary to you both! 😀🥂 3w
Nute Happy Anniversary! The photo is wonderful and captured the magic of a happy couple. Best wishes for the future!💍🎊💞 3w
AmyRebecca So happy for you 3w
Rachel.Rencher Awh, thank you everyone! 🤗💕❤ 3w
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My Sunday afternoon set up consists of homemade peanut butter cookies, coffee & a new book. 🤗

Who's read The Bookish Life? What did you think? I tend to love books that were written specifically for a bibliophile audience.

JenReadsAlot I really liked it! 4w
Michollio I loved that book 😍 4w
JamieArc I actually somehow DON‘T tend to love books about books, but really liked this one a lot. I loved the relationships/connections between people and the cultural references were on point for me. (edited) 4w
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ShelfRighteous I really liked that book. If there was any character I identified the most with till date, it has to be Nina's. 3w
Arvena I also loved this very much! 3w
Elizabeth2 I just finished it minutes ago. I loved it. Quirky characters, fun and light. 3w
janeycanuck This is such a sweet little book - her apartment sounds like the perfect cozy book nest. 3w
Readswithcoffee I love quirky characters. 2w
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So, because of Carrel, stem-cell research got a bad name when it could have done so much good. Granted he did fudge the experiment since his heart didn't live as long as he said, but he did grow a heart from cells. I wonder what would have happened if he hadn't been a crazy Nazi. How advanced would organ transplantation be today had it never gotten a bad name?

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I'm only about 5 chapters into this book but omg. I cannot believe the amount of dishonesty behind some of the biggest advancements in medicine. The cells taken from this woman for a biopsy doubled every 24 hours and didn't die. The doctor spread the word, and others doctors wanted in on it. Almost 70 years later, there are more of her cells now than were ever in her body, and her children never knew & couldn't afford health insurance.

Ashley_Nicoletto Isn‘t it gross? A lot of money was made off her body and they received none of it. Absolutely disgusting. I‘m still mad about it. 4w
SweetBooks Thank you for following me Rachel. Rencher 4w
LeeRHarry Yes reading this made my blood boil - particularly as I‘m a medical scientist and my field has benefited from what happened. 4w
Librarybelle This is such a good, yet incredibly maddening, read! I devoured this one. 4w
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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1. CoHo ❤
2. Nope, it traps the germs! And I'm a zombie in the morning so really nothing gets done
3. Nope, I don't like the texture when it's cold 🤢
4. 8 1/2 US
5. @Kalytle1012 hasn't been on in a while! 🤗

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

jillrhudy Great point about the germs 🦠 🛏 4w
TheLibrarian I'm surprised at how many Littens don't like cold pizza. It's completely understandable since it's gross but I always felt like the odd one out among my friends/family. 4w
Rachel.Rencher @TheLibrarian Me too! My husband won't eat cold pizza either. 😂 4w
SweetBooks I like cold pizza! 4w
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Good morning! 🌞 After spending almost 30 hours at the school for PT conferences over the last 2 days, and writing/ peer reviewing essays for my own classes, I got a much needed day off.

I'm going to spend my morning in bed with coffee, my blanket that @Lucas.Rencher made, and a new book! 🤗📚

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I was tagged by the wonderful @Eggs 🤗

❤ April 2017
❤ I was searching for a book app to track what I was reading, & this FAR exceeded my expectations of what I was looking for
❤ My reading has doubled every year since, and the book buying has increased 10 fold 😅 #blameitonlitsy
❤ Literary fiction, John Boyne, Colleen Hoover, Margaret Atwood
 @MrBook @DebinHawaii @Avanders @cobwebmoth @mrp27 @ReadingRover

Avanders Hi! 👋🏽 I hadn‘t realized that you joined shortly before I did! 😘 And I 💯 hear you on spending more since joining! #blameitonlitsyisright! ♥️♥️ (edited) 1mo
Eggs @Rachel.Rencher Thanks, Lovely 💕 1mo
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JazzFeathers First two answers: me too 😆 1mo
MrBook I am honored! 😳☺️🤗 1mo
DebinHawaii So happy to be on your list! 🤗 1mo
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How was everyone's day?

I went to the dermatologist today and found out I've developed a severe allergy to scents. So, I'll be up all night rewashing literally all of my clothes, blankets, sheets, etc with new soap. At least I know why I haven't been able to breathe and I've been itchy as heck for a year, so that's good right?

Anyway, I'm glad to have littens and hobbits to keep me company while I do a billion loads of laundry. ❤

xicanti Boo allergies. 😔 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @xicanti Right? I'm allergic to like everything but food, so thankful for that at least 😂 1mo
Judybskt Yikes!! 1mo
Buechersuechtling Well. Okay. Knowing where all your suffering and problems come from is a good thing … but …this sounds like it makes everyday life complicated. At least before having gotten used to the new routines … I hope that everything improves for you and stays manageable. 🤗 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Thanks, friend! I'm just glad to be moving in right direction 😊 1mo
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I haven't done one of these in a while!

❤ Boise, Idaho
🧡 23
💛 Public library sales & BookOutlet.com
💚 Married
💙 She
💜 It's my name. I know, I'm so creative. 😂 I was Rachel Rencher on here when I still had my maiden name (Kelley), though.

I nominate @MrBook @gingerantics @DaveGreen7777 @Buechersuechtling @Lucas.Rencher 😁

DaveGreen7777 Awww, thank you for the tag! 🏷 😊 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @DaveGreen7777 Yes, I didn't see you'd already done it! 😂 1mo
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I don't have any of these. 😅 Anyone else?

Lovesbooks87 I have the top one and most nights 8 hours of sleep! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Yeah, none. 👍🏼 1mo
JenFowler Agree! 😅 1mo
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JulAnna 😂 not me! 1mo
Ruthiella Too true!🤣 1mo
Sophia1 So true 😂 1mo
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This is so me today. Anyone else? 😅

GingerAntics I wish this could be me today! 1mo
charl08 I also wished this several times today. Rather be reading... 1mo
Owlizabeth 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @GingerAntics @charl08 It was mostly due to an inability to focus because I haven't slept... I wish I could have gotten stuff done today 😂 1mo
GingerAntics Ugh, that‘s no fun. I managed to get stuff done. I really didn‘t have any other choice. I never do get any reading done on Thursdays. Here to sleep tonight for both of us! 1mo
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The Praxis | Walter Jon Williams
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Does anyone else become suddenly more motivated when they have cute office supplies? 😂🙋🏼‍♀️ I am FINALLY beginning to study for the literature Praxis...something I should gave started a few months ago. Oops.

Amiable After a bookstore, I am happiest being let loose in the aisles of Staples. I totally get it. 😀 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @Amiable Same! I love Staples 😁❤ 1mo
TheSpineView Yes! I love stuff like colored paperclips. I have a dog shaped post-it note holder. And pens.. 1mo
Rachel.Rencher @TheSpineView Cute 😍 Ahh don't get me started on pens. I can't get enough flair pens 1mo
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