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Ruri_kaichou

Ruri_kaichou

Joined September 2016

Co-host of the Eclectic Readers Podcast. Mom of 2 bookworms-in-training.
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Jacob's New Dress | Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman
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This book is amazing! Jacob just wants to wear a dress and people are not sure what to think. Children will learn understanding, acceptance, friendship, family, and being ok with who you are. I love that I found this in my library and I'm going to make sure we read it a lot! #DiverseKidLit #KidLit #TeachOpenMinds

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Big sis reading to little sis 😍 my 6yo is doing great with her reading and I love that she's reading to her younger sister. #RaisingReaders #LyonsCubs

merelybookish So sweet! 5mo
TheBookAddict 💕💕💕😍 5mo
gibblr They are SUPER into it. Love it!! 🥰 5mo
Tanisha_A Aw! 🥰 5mo
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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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Sigh. Left - buddy read I should stay on top of. Right - dense fiction I've been reading for 2 months. Decisions for this bed time read. #BookwormProblems

Libby1 Which did you decide to read? 8mo
Ruri_kaichou @Libby1 Arbonne. I have about a third of the book left so I want to get through it. Thankfully, it's a good book 😅 8mo
Libby1 Great! Enjoy. 😊 8mo
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Ender's Shadow | Orson Scott Card
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I actually got in solid reading time last night! Husband was recording his podcast so it was just me. Nothing like a bit of coloring and video gaming while listening to an audiobook. 🤓 #EclecticReadathon @EclecticReaders

EclecticReaders Nice!! 👏🏻 8mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's the @EclecticReaders readathon! It's not too late to start. We don't only track the hours but we have this fun scavenger hunt you can do and win points to win a prize! We also have check-in questions that count as long you participate. #EclecticReadathon

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Colorado doesn't have a lot of Dunkin Donut shops, so while waiting to pick up my friend from the airport, I left early to get some breakfast and enjoy a book.

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I tagged the book closest to DC 😂 but I also had to share this exchange with my 5yo....

Reading this book...
Me: the Library of Congress has millions of books...
Emily: I want to go there.
Me: Yeah?
Emily: Yeah. I love books and I want to buy lots and lots from there.
Me: You can't really buy books from there.... But we can go visit 😂

Tanisha_A Haha, such a cute conversation! 9mo
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I may have to post what her current reads are. I have caught her reading during meals a few times and I really don't have the heart to tell her it's not polite 😅 it's so cute and it melts my heart! And I know she got this from me, so..... Not sorry. Lol #BookwormInTraining #BookAndFood #ReadAnywhere

Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ How old is she? This is adorable!!! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm ❣️ My daughter does that too! 11mo
Tanisha_A Cute! 😍 11mo
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Ruri_kaichou @Texreader she is 3. So she "reads". Lol 11mo
Ruri_kaichou @erzascarletbookgasm seeing them read while they eat is so cute! 11mo
Ruri_kaichou @Tanisha_A thank you 😊 11mo
Texreader It‘s the reading with a bib on that just makes this the best!!! 11mo
readordierachel Love it! So cute. 11mo
Ruri_kaichou @Texreader I didn't realize she had her bib on 😆 still needs it since I don't want her to dribble on her clothes before daycare. Today it was Sofia the First. 11mo
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I'm reading Obsidio while I wait for my kindergartner to get out of school (especially since it's so cold) and I came upon this. There may be more meaning behind this if I knew more space science stuff, but this can't be a coincidence. Hello random FF7 reference 😆 #AmReading #IlluminaeFiles #WhenNerdomsCollide #MommyBookworm

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Readathons always include bedtime ☺️ so here are the girls' picks for the #11thHourReadathon

lynneamch Banana! 😂🤣😂 14mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
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The Glass Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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#11thHourReadathon... trying to start by getting reading in during "quiet play" where the kids play quietly in their rooms and I get to read for a half hour. Not working well tonight ? my 2yo is being a pain.

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My friends and I did a buddy read of the Hobbit and LotR. We started Jan 3 and read 1-2 (on average) chapters and week. Itook us practically a year but we are now on the last chapter of Return of the King. What a great journey it has been. 💍💍💍💍💍/5

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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🤪 TFW 2 long audiobooks come in on the same day. Seriously, how does the library do it? It doesn't matter if the book is digital or physical. I placed Obelisk Gate on hold earlier (with a much longer wait) than Illuminae. So now I need to hustle and get these read since I won't be able to renew 😅 #LibraryLove #TBR #YearOfRereads

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Shes Got This | Laurie Hernandez
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A good friend of ours was visiting and he was reading to my girls. Then my husband decided to join in on the storytime 😍 #LyonsCubs #RaisingReaders #ThoseWhoReadTogether

merelybookish Sweet! 1y
sprainedbrain That‘s so sweet! ❤️ 1y
Kaye Isn‘t that nice ! Good picture. 1y
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I found a coffee and used book shop in Golden last week ? and while I was looking around, I found a hardcover of GoF! I showed it to my husband and he said, "...... it's because you don't have the hardcover." Yes, dear husband, yes. I do not have the hardcover. ??

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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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@jmtrivera ask and ye shall receive. 💕 Girls are in bed so it's just me this time. #ReadingSelfies just before bed, tired eyes and all 📚😴

jmtrivera I have tired eyes too! But never too tired to tell you that you are awesome! ❤❤❤ 1y
jmtrivera Also, I love this book! 1y
Ruri_kaichou @jmtrivera you're awesome, too! The tired eyes are evident we were awesome all day. And I love this book, too! I chose it for my local book club so I could reread it 😁 1y
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Why, yes. Yes, I did go back to get books on her teacher's wishlist. Her teacher is so great and teachers in general need all the help they can get. #SupportTeachers #MommmyBookworm

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We were waiting in line at the book fair to check out and my youngest began reading her book 🤓 #BookwormInTraining #ScholasticBookFair

readordierachel Aww, how fun! 1y
Ruri_kaichou @RealLifeReading watching kids read is such a joy 😄 1y
Ruri_kaichou @readordierachel it was! I laughed every time I had to nudge her to move up the line 😆 1y
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Book fair time! It's our first book fair and I think I'm more excited than my daughter 😅

Reviewsbylola This will totally be me! I was definitely more excited than my daughter about her first book order. And she was pretty excited. 😂 1y
Ruri_kaichou @Reviewsbylola my daughter was also excited! The first thing she said at pick up was, "I want to go to the book fair." ?? But I'm just so giddy. My parents never let me get anything, so the fact that I can get her a couple books she wants just feels so good! 1y
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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1. The Martian - oh, the snark!
2. June
3. Yes, 2 girls
4. It's not often but probably cookies
5. Happy birthday September friends! It's also my oldest daughter's birthday month. She'll be 5 next week!

#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

Bklover 1.Yes!!! 1y
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The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library | The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
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That last sentence is gold. I ended up buying the book.

Brooke_H Oh man! Would I laugh or cry reading this book? 🤔 2y
Tanisha_A Man! 2y
Ruri_kaichou @Brooke_H legit question. I only read a few pages but I came across a graphic that made me want to cry 2y
Brooke_H @Ruri_kaichou Oh noooooo! 2y
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I forgot to share this a few days ago! We completed our library's reading challenge, 720 minutes in 1.5 months! As a prize she received this book and she couldn't be happier. She could have gotten a more age appropriate book, but nothing beats Wonder Woman #BookwormInTraining #KidReadingChallenge #SummerReading

emilyhaldi She is the cutest!!! ❤️ 2y
TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 2y
readordierachel Wonderful! 2y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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#AudioColoring since the library decided to have all the audiobooks available at the same time. Trying to finish this great book before it's due in 2 days. #YearOfRereads

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Found this gem at the library! It's Ove as a hedgehog! 🤣 Seriously, though, it's a really cute book 🦔🦔🦔🦔/5

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Hey all! @EclecticReaders is doing a giveaway of this cool book! Not only is the cover interesting, it can be free! So enter and see if you win! #EclecticGiveaway

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The Twistrose Key | Tone Almhjell
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Taking a small break from my rereads. I did a book swap with a friend so I should definitely read it. Lol. Just finished Fangirl so it's perfect timing to be my bedtime book. I love this cover.

PenguinInFlight That cover is BEAUTIFUL!! 😍😍 2y
Slajaunie This was a cute read. I enjoyed it and hope you do as well. 2y
Ruri_kaichou @PenguinInFlight it really is! My friend knew I loved the cover so she brought it for me to read. 😊 2y
Ruri_kaichou @slajauu good to hear! My friends thought the same thing so she thought I might enjoy it too. 2y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Good morning and happy Independence Day! Starting my morning on the deck (it's a little chilly) reading. Then off to yoga before I start my day with my family.

TheBookKeepers Looks lovely!! Happy 4th to you as well! 2y
readordierachel Sounds like a great day! 2y
merelybookish Hey Happy 4th! 2y
PenguinInFlight What a beautiful way to start a morning! 🤗 2y
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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I signed my oldest up for a reading challenge our library is holding: Read 700 minutes by the end of July. And we made it past the hallway point, which meant she would get a prize! She got a cool dog tag and we are well on our way to reaching out goal 😊 #RaisingReaders #BookwormInTraining #KidsReadingChallenge

PenguinInFlight So cute!! ☺️🤗 2y
DebinHawaii Adorable! 😍 2y
CouronneDhiver She‘s so cute! 2y
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JoyBlue I wish I could like this a million times! 2y
TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 2y
Ms_T Cute overload! 2y
Simona Look at that proud face❣️ Congratulations 😘 2y
emilyhaldi Cutie 💕 2y
readordierachel Too cute! 2y
Bookzombie Cute! 2y
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I just had to share this sunset. There was a big heavy cloud so it just looks like a grey blanket over the mountains. And there's just enough haziness to catch the layers of the mountains.

Leo1733 Gorgeous! 2y
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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I took the girls to the library and, yes, I was reading on my Kindle while we were there. 😁 Since we were in the kids room, I didn't want to leave them there to go looking for a book. Below are the girls' picks. #MommyBookworm

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My Pet Book | Bob Staake
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My in-laws were visiting so we went to Boulder and of course I couldn't NOT go in the book store. 😅 My mother in law also insisted she buy something for me so this is what I got. My Pet Book is so adorable. The little boy get a pet book because he doesn't want a dog or cat. 📚📚📚📚/5

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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A week and a half to go! So excited! Not only do you read for 24 hours, but there are check-ins to chat with fellow participants, a scavenger hunt, and prizes! Check in on our GoodReads page, goodreads.com/group/show/68328-eclectic-readers. The thread for the readathon will go live when the readathon begins! #EclecticReadathon

wanderinglynn Can‘t wait! 😀 📚📚📚 2y
Ruri_kaichou @wanderinglynn yay! Same! Unfortunately, a ton of (not really, but it feels like it) social obligations came up so I won't be able to focus on reading. 😞 2y
wanderinglynn @Ruri_kaichou Aw, that‘s no fun! ☹️ 2y
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Ending my birthday reading on my deck with a wine I'm trying for the first time and enjoying. Pretty happy with my day 😊

erzascarletbookgasm Wine and quiet time for reading..lovely. Happy birthday! 2y
JHSiess Happy birthday! 🎂 Looks like a lovely day. 2y
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!! 2y
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BarbaraJean Happy Birthday!!🎂🎈🎁🎉 2y
merelybookish Happy birthday!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎁🎈 2y
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 2y
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 2y
mcipher Happy belated birthday!! 🎈📚🎂 2y
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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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What timing! A perfect quote for Mother's Day. I hope one day this will be me and my girls.

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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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"never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault." It's good to be reminded of this.

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I'm not quite certain about this autocorrect 🤔🤔🤔

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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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1. Water was turned on at our park so we went for a splash
2. Local Book Club: Little Women, @EclecticReaders : A Discovery of Witches
3. Target run
4. Spaghetti with ground turkey and zucchini. Veggies on the side
5. Ice cream cake

#HumpdayPost @MinDea

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Mix It Up! | Herve Tullet
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This is the first thing my daughter did when she woke up after opening the blinds. 😍 Also, the book is delightful. A really great interactive book while learning about mixing colors. 🖌️🖌️🖌️🖌️🖌️/5

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I finally got my copy! This book is truly delightful. I know it's a spoof, but it is a well done spoof; and the message it conveys is lovely. So cute! 🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇/5

Buddys_Momma I‘m still waiting for my copy!! 2y
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Great Illustrated Classics | Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Louisa May Alcott, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Stephen Crane, Jonathan Swift, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, Johanna Spyri, Johann David Wyss, Kenneth Grahame, James Fenimore Cooper, H G Wells, L Frank Baum, Howard Pyle, James Matthew Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir, Daniel Defae, Professor Jules Verne, Anna Sewall, Jack Londen, Marry Mapes Dodge, Victor Huga, Sir Walter Scott, Sir, William Bligh, Eleanor Porter, Kate Wiggin
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I was doing a tour of the school my oldest will be attending for the coming school year (kindergarten!! 😲) And I discovered these treasures in their library. Man, this take me back! 😅

Nitpickyabouttrains I have Great Illustrated Classics on my shelf too! 2y
Ruri_kaichou @Nitpickyabouttrains I used to own a handful, but I don't have them anymore. My mom was not, what you call, a keeper of things. She loved getting rid of stuff 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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1. Full disclosure, I did use zoom on my phone, but I can see the mountains from my deck
2. Mystery, horror
3. Explore, something active
4. Blue
5. I have lots, but Anne holds a special place in my heart
#HumpDayPost @MinDea

DivineDiana Wow!💗 2y
LauraBeth Zoom or no zoom - what a lovely view! 2y
Cinfhen Pretty 2y
Cupofjo Beautiful! 2y
Ruri_kaichou @LauraBeth Thank you! When we were looking at the house, the listing has a photo of the mountains and they zoomed in so much! My husband and I thought that was pretty sneaky, lol. Hence ,my disclosure 😂😅 2y
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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"You can't be funny if you're dumb." This is an amazing line and very true. @EclecticReaders current book. #EclecticReaders #Podcast #BookClub

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I had a date with my 2yo this morning. Now I get to have a well-deserved coffee and book break while my kids rest because 2yos are tiring 😅 #YearOfRereads #FellowshipOfTheReread

Bianca I love that mug! 2y
Ruri_kaichou @hermyknee I found out about your giveaway after I posted this! 😅 Can this post count? The book and mug are my favorites! #CoffeeCoffeeCoffee 2y
Ruri_kaichou @Bianca thank you! It's my favorite! 2y
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hermyknee Of course! I love this! Xoxo 😘 2y
Ruri_kaichou @hermyknee thank you! 🤗 2y
TommieMarie74 Is that a Shakespeare sticky tab?!? 😍 2y
Ruri_kaichou @TommieMarie74 sure is! It was part of a box from a gift exchange I participated in 😊 2y
TommieMarie74 They are awesome!! I mist find some to call my own! 😊 2y
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Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey | Emily Winfield Martin
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My friend is having a baby so I went to the bookstore the get the onesie and Dream Animals. And I left with way more because I should get something for my kids if I'm getting something for someone else's kids. 😅 The 2 books on the left are just delightful and I caved and bought Obsidio even though I'm not sure when I'm going to get to it. #BookHaul

Lacythebookworm Tattered Cover 😍 2y
AmyG What a great bookstore. That onesie is too cute. 2y
Ruri_kaichou @Lacythebookworm agreed! Although I haven't been able to go to their flagship store yet 😅 2y
Ruri_kaichou @AmyG yes! I wish my kids were still babies so I could have them wear it but I'll just have to get it for my pregnant friends 😁 2y
readordierachel Cute!! 2y
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Colorado Littens! There's a children's book festival happening in Denver! I just found out so I need to see if I'll be able to make it (kids and all 😅) I love the book store so I was excited to see that they are doing this. #ColoradoHappenings #Denver #ChildrenBooks

Meeko93 That's pretty cool I might have to try to go 2y
Ruri_kaichou @Meeko93 it's their first year so I'm not sure what to expect. I will happily support them, though. 2y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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It's been slow going for this book but because of time. I'm really liking it. Hoping to get through a chunk of it tonight with some cider. #EclecticReaders

CaliforniaCay Omg love that drink cozy! 😍 2y
Ruri_kaichou @CaliforniaCay thank you! I love Luke's logo. 😊 2y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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My husband and I saw Hamilton last night! However, we weren't able to sit together so I brought my Kindle. Got in some reading before it started and during intermission 🤓 and also, it was a phenomenal performance. #Hamilton #PlacesIRead #BookwormLife #EclecticReaders

Jess7 Awesome! 2y
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I'm doing a LotR reread this year with a few friends. We just finished the Hobbit and now we're on to the big one! #YearOfRereads

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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Lunch for one. The week after vacation is always rough. Treating myself to a book and ramen. #BookwormLife #BookAndLunch

Skygoddess1 Your ramen looks so good 2y
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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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We're on vacation this week and I'm sneaking in some reading during the quiet moments. Kids and in-laws are napping... Perfect time to enjoy a much needed cup of coffee and book #VacationReading

RealLifeReading Sounds perfect! 2y
alvingregorio I live for those free moments! 2y
Liatrek Love this book and movie ❤️ Colonel Brandon and Edward are the best. 2y
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