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StaceGhost

StaceGhost

Joined May 2016

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MoonWitch94 He‘s so serious. Love it! 1d
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Deeds of the Disturber | Elizabeth Peters
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Getting some #killer murders in this week 🔪finished up 2 books during the #readathon #scarathlon2022 #20in4 & started this one 🕸🕷🖤 current reading has me making mummies for the babies‘ bentos tomorrow 👻🍁🦇 #teammonstermash

Sleepswithbooks That is freaking adorable 🥰 2d
StaceGhost @Sleepswithbooks thank you 😊 I end up making a dozen every time I read a new Amelia Peabody mystery lol 2d
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Margaret Atwood: Conversations | Margaret Atwood, Earl G. Ingersoll
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Atwood made this form famous 🎃The #trick is the two ways it can be understood; read a line at a time, or read from the middle of one line to the middle of the next. #scarathlon2022 #poetrymatters #teammonstermash @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great poem! Glad you choose it!🧡 2d
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Night Creatures | Time-Life Books
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My son & I read these year round 🦇he loves spooky stories 🧛🏻‍♀️ the enchanted world books are excellent— we have about twenty! 📚My partner bought them for me before marriage & children 🕷 this illustration reminds me of @Yuki_Onna I know she loves scary stories from Japan, too!🖤 #creature #scarathlon2022 #teammonstermash

Yuki_Onna @Oooohhh, I do!!! 👏 That sunds so good. Thank you for thinking of me, Stacey!
Btw. may I ask for the name of your friend who wrote the two haunted history books? I'll try to find them on ebay!
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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They chose me from my brothers;
“That‘s the nicest one,” they said.
And they carved me out a face and put a
Candle in my head.

And they set me on the doorstep, and the
Night was dark and wild;
And when they lit the candle then I
Smiled and smiled and smiled.

#pumpkin #poetrymatters #scarathlon2022 #teammonstermash

TheSpineView 🧡🎃🧡 2d
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Salem Falls | Jodi Picoult
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#bucketlist #scarathlon2022 already checked a few of these off 🎃🖤👻 have I mentioned I love fall? 🍂if I were a plant I‘d be in season 🍁 #teammonstermash

RainyDayReading Those apple cider caramels sound delicious! 4d
StaceGhost @RainyDayReading they are! We made them last year too and the tahini makes it almost savory sweet— so good! https://heartofabaker.com/maple-apple-cider-caramels/ (edited) 4d
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Finally get to start #scarathlon2022 #black day 1 prompt pick. I read four short stories & a chapter today during the #readathon my time is limited bc of children but I‘m out here trying! #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 Love this series. 4d
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The White Lady by Dorothy Parker #scream #scarathlon2022 #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great choice 5d
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Marple: Twelve New Mysteries | Agatha Christie, Leigh Bardugo, Elly Griffiths, Ruth Ware, Jean Kwok, Kate Mosse, Val McDermid, Alyssa Cole, Dreda Say Mitchell, Lucy Foley, Naomi Alderman, Natalie Haynes, Karen M McManus
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Some of them write Ms. Marple better than others 🖤regardless, I‘m delighted I was able to get the collection & this cute mothman sticker at my local 📚

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My #watchlist from #scarathlon2022 for #teammonstermash #earlybirdpoints trying to keep it pg for the kiddos 😝 Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus (1&2), Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, & Frankenweenie #bujo

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My #TBR for #Scarathlon2022 👻let‘s go #teammonstermash 😈 I‘m not sure I‘ll get to all of them but I intend to! #bujo #earlybirdpoints

Lynnsoprano The tagged book is SO good! 6d
StaceGhost @Lynnsoprano oh good! It‘s my pick for the first day— black, so Raven black! I‘m excited now lol I love murder 🔪 6d
StaceGhost @Lynnsoprano had to come back and say how much I‘m enjoying it so far— the prose is devastating and direct. I love it! Beautiful and spare 🖤also kicks you in the heart right away 4d
Lynnsoprano @StaceGhost I only have one Shetland book left to read, and I think I‘m going cry when the series comes to an end for me. If anything, they get better. 4d
StaceGhost @Lynnsoprano I‘ve felt that way about a lot of series! I can definitely see how you‘d feel that way about this one 4d
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Casting Spells | Barbara Bretton
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Monthly round up— 6 still in progress & 11 read 📚

LiteraryinLawrence I love the vibes I‘m getting from your spread! 7d
StaceGhost @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you! I love doing these. It‘s one of the few times in the week I take out just for me 😊 6d
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Paladin's Grace | T. Kingfisher
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Such a gorgeous book! I recently included a reference to this in an article for Interweave Knits 🧶 super excited for the article, only my second popular publication

Clare-Dragonfly Oh, that‘s exciting! Let us know when the issue comes out and I‘ll try to pick it up! 2w
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Skinny Dip | Carl Hiaasen
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Deadpan & hilarious attempted murder mystery 😆You find out who & how the murder was attempted. Then the rest of the book is constructing the why. Highly satisfying 📚

JamieArc I loved this one. I got my copy at a library sale and found tucked inside a newspaper clipping about a woman who went missing from a cruise ship and the husband was suspected! 3w
StaceGhost @JamieArc ahhhh! That‘s so great! Obviously very sad for the woman who was murdered. The guy in the book is certainly a schmuck. Art imitates life? Life imitates art? Either way, I love finding little bits tucked into used books— so cool! 3w
Lynnsoprano I love Hiassen‘s books. For someone like me who lives in South Florida, there are always recognizable places and characters, even if the name has been changed. 6d
StaceGhost @Lynnsoprano that‘s awesome 😎 I loved his sense of humor here and how he made Florida almost another character, acting on the plot the same as the rest 6d
Lynnsoprano @StaceGhost That‘s one of the best descriptions of his books I‘ve seen. Florida really is a character! 6d
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1. 🧘‍♀️💗🪞🪬
2. Tough question! Maybe The Graveyard Book?
3. My friend wrote a book of haunted history! 5⭐️

@Yuki_Onna thanks for the tag ❤️😊

Yuki_Onna You're welcome! 🤗 Your friend wrote a book of haunted history? 😯Tell me more! That sounds like it could be right up my alley! 1mo
StaceGhost @Yuki_Onna he wrote two! One about our home state and one about the city he moved to after high school. 5d
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Buried in a Good Book | Tamara Berry
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Guessed the murderer by pg. 62 but still invested to find out the why! Love the characters here so far ❤️

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1️⃣ black: is it residual gothdom? An attempt to stay edgy? my wardrobe is a black hole 🕳

2️⃣ coffee & cardamom

3️⃣ The Green Witch: surprised how much I connected to this group read

4️⃣ Queen of Wands

5️⃣ amethyst & obsidian

6️⃣ black licorice & toffee

7️⃣ basil 🌿 cedar wood 🪵 vanilla

8️⃣ the celebration of death: an essential part of life, a time when we honor our ancestors 🖤

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A friend from high school wrote this! I love the storytelling 👻& now I feel like I‘m trapped in a horror movie whenever I drive south to see my family 😱 cue the creepy violins 🎻

BrittanyReads I love these Haunted America books! 1mo
StaceGhost Me too! Apparently he has a haunted Philadelphia book coming out in a week! I‘m very excited 😊 1mo
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@Yuki_Onna a much delayed response 😅 Sabriel was my favorite. I admit mostly because of nostalgia but also because magical zombies 🧟‍♀️ @TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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All my books are either self-care focused or cozy reads— speaks volumes about where I am. Also bought myself some flowers for my desk 💐

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"Money is a proxy for power...I want to have power because I don't want it wielded over me. Becoming empowered in a society that doesn't want me to be empowered is one of the single most radical actions I can take.”

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Untitled | Unknown
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It‘s the #basicwitchswap so get your sign up in early! Join the magic 🪄 @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! 🖤 2mo
StaceGhost @sprainedbrain Thank you for hosting! 2mo
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#libraryhaul today on my lunch break with a good friend & a stack of books 📚❤️

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Wow! I loved this book. Scalzi describes it as a pop song 🎶 it really is so much fun 🦖my son loves kaiju too so we went to the Mahoning for their Godzilla vs Monster Zero on the original 35mm 📽I love a monster movie/book in the summertime 😎

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Bought this to buddy read with my partner ❤️ between his art (pictured) & my writing we hope to find some systems to build new creative habits

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Read the whole series again except the last one. Had a family trip today to cape may so no dice getting to the library 🙃⛴ hope to get Goldenhand soon so I can speed read! ⏱🐌Busy summer & I‘m ready for autumn 🍂🎃🧙🏻‍♀️

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Just finished rereading the series ❤️ decided to cap it off with a graphic novel adaptation 😊 the illustrations captures the way Anne interacts with nature beautifully 🪴LMM‘s passages about the beauty of nature are transcendental indeed 🌅about to start tangled web #kindredspirits

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A lovely lazy day in Lewes🌞 working through this book & its companion 🌻nature is magical 🐝

Bette Beautiful. ❤️📸👍 3mo
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1️⃣ Sometimes! I like it when the author allows the reader to catch glimpses of the twist, but not when it comes out of the blue.

2️⃣This was my first Christie. I read it on vacation with my husband before we got married. We took a train trip so it was a perfect reading experience!

3️⃣Christie‘s stories delve deep into the psychotic side of human nature. Sayers writes better prose but Christie is damn dark.

#sundayfunday

AmyG Thanks for the tag! 3mo
ozma.of.oz Oh what a great pick for 2! Thank you for sharing! 💙 3mo
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Books so far this year— I‘m running out of room on my bookmarks! I haven‘t cracked my summer TBR for work yet, either. All my office books are in boxes 📦

Tagged book was mediocre for me. Maybe I‘ve just been reading too many of these types of books 🤷‍♀️

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1. Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 misty forests, mountains, & coastlines

2. Haunting of Hill House 👻

3. For the transcendent descriptions of nature🌅

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Yay for Scotland! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤️ 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Great homecoming book choice 😆 3mo
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I‘ve been working so much, I‘m neglecting all my summer projects 🤷‍♀️ still plenty of time to read! 📚

This book has been perfect for picking up randomly in between meetings 🌸 I‘m excited to plant more flowers & discovering new uses for old favorites!

It‘s a hot but glorious day again 🌞 perfect for reading in the shade 🌿

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It‘s farmer‘s market season, so I‘ve been buying local fresh vegetables without having to drive an hour! It‘s a plant-based paradise 🌿

This dish features green peppers, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, fresh herbs from the garden, and a homemade tomato sourdough ❤️

Recipe from Pick Up Limes: https://www.pickuplimes.com/recipe/borani-banjan-afghan-eggplant-dish-688

Gissy 😋 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely! 🥖 🍅 3mo
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Some parts of the trilogy fell flat for me but I still enjoyed it ❤️ I felt the author a lot more in this story 🌸 it‘s a pick because, as always, her writing made me feel more grateful & aware of the semi country life I lead 🌿 here‘s to a summer full of making jam, farmer‘s markets, & tractor rides 🌻

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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel | Haruki Murakami
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“Generally, people who are good at writing letters have no need to write letters. They‘ve got plenty of life to lead inside their own context.”

Lots of #litsylove going out today! Love my brand new pack of Tom Gauld postcards 🤓 thanks to @bibliothecarivs who told me who the artist was so I could request them ❤️ thankful I can write letters again, too! Still haven‘t settled last year‘s car crash

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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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It‘s rhubarb pie season, at last! I enjoyed reading Jane‘s story. Although I deplored the ending, I was delighted by it. A lovely comfort read alongside a slice of pie 🥧

BkClubCare Yay pie!! 4mo
Bklover Best Pie Ever!!! 4mo
StaceGhost @BkClubCare @bklover haha! That‘s exactly how I feel! (edited) 4mo
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Enjoyed #audiogardening this morning 🌻 Just finished up for the day 🌱The book has a nice steady pace, perfect for the kind of methodical work I associate with hygge 🌿 planted rosemary, thyme, basil, and chamomile 🌸

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Evergreen Chase | Juneau Black
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A sweet story I‘ll be revisiting this Yule 🌲 an unexpected gem 💎 & this quote, apropos 🪶quoth the raven, indeed

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Evergreen Chase | Juneau Black
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Woke up & started reading but then the characters went to get cinnamon buns & coffee ☕️ suddenly, I had an inexplicable urge to make these 🤤

fictionaddictbooks @StaceGhost Happens to the best of us😉. The cinnamon rolls look yummy😋😋😋. 4mo
Simona I love cinnamon buns 😋 4mo
batsy Those look so yum! 4mo
Yuki_Onna Ohhh, yummy! 😋 Could I just board the next plane and stop by for a coffee party? Pleaseee? 😄 4mo
StaceGhost @Simona oh me too & @batsy they sure were! @Yuki_Onna I wish I could send you a dozen! 4mo
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Rougon-MacQuart | Emile Zola
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1. Yes! I used to read all the historical Edward Rutherford books & many Ken Follett as well.
2. I‘ve been slowly working through the Rougon-Macquart cycle. Only a few left!
3. I‘m super interested in pre-Christian Scotland. I‘ve started reading The Forgotten Kingdom but haven‘t been able to focus since I‘m working so much. I‘ll definitely get back to it this summer! @ozma.of.oz #sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Number three sounds so very interesting! Thanks so much for sharing! 💖 4mo
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Mirror Lake | Juneau Black
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Already planning to reread this in autumn 🍂 some knitting 🧶 some reading 📖 perfect start to a Saturday ☺️ another excellent mystery begins

melmes This looks fun, like Cinderellas mouses 4mo
StaceGhost @melmes yes! It‘s just as charming 4mo
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Cold Clay | Juneau Black
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I‘ve been waiting most impatiently 🦊 Vera Vixen is back! I‘m just as deeply charmed & invested as before ❤️update: I sleuthed out the correct culprit 🕵️‍♀️ very satisfying— would make a perfect autumnal read 🍁can‘t wait to start the next one!

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1️⃣Reykjadalur Hot Springs in Iceland
2️⃣all my Litsy loves & my 3 best girlfriends
3️⃣homemade cultured cashew cheese, rosemary black pepper baguette, & magical strawberry tarts

@Chrissyreadit @MoonWitch94 @Yuki_Onna @Gissy #thoughtfulthursday

jlhammar Yum! Sounds amazing. 4mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🙌🎉 4mo
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🦋 4 stars! There is a lot of research presented in this book, which is why I‘m reading it. Some of the context could be better though 🧶

🦋 what a tough question! I‘m going to cheat and say the murder bot series was the most enjoyable 🤖

🦋 today I am grateful for hot tea ☕️ everyone in the house is sick – but so far Covid tests are negative 🤞

Thanks @Yuki_Onna for the tag! Tagging @inthegreensandblues #wondrouswednesday

Yuki_Onna Get well soon!!! 🙏💞 4mo
StaceGhost @Yuki_Onna thank you! We‘re definitely working on it 4mo
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Not as good as Blacktop Wasteland but still very good 👍 I love how Cosby engages characters in scorched-earth revenge plots ☠️ library book read on kindle so I could pretend I was working 😅 art by Tom Gauld

bibliothecarivs Artist credit: Tom Gauld 5mo
StaceGhost @bibliothecarivs wow! Thanks! I just snapped the picture from the postcard my friend sent me 5mo
bibliothecarivs I love his work. The Guardian app sends me a notification when he releases a new comic each weekend :) 5mo
StaceGhost She sends me a lot of these! I‘ll have to ask her where she got them because they‘re all hilarious 5mo
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Murder as a Fine Art | David Morrell
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Daycare was canceled so I‘m working from here 🤓Finished the tagged book this morning between meetings 📚Such a blood soaked series of murders. Real TWs for this one but also I loved it. None of the violence felt gratuitous. Also I‘ve always been a fan of deQuincey & really enjoyed reading him as a reluctant detective character ❤️

Gissy A pretty, cozy place!😍📚🕯🪕 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Looks cosy 😊 5mo
StaceGhost @gissy @RaeLovesToRead yes! It‘s so lovely I find myself making excuses to stay at my desk (edited) 5mo
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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This morning was like Christmas! I‘m so delighted by everything @Chrissyreadit thank you so so very much! These were such thoughtful selections! I love the candle so much I know it‘s going to be my new favorite office accessory and this edition of WitW is going on the special editions shelf ❤️ I‘m so excited to try the recipes! I love pomegranates #recipeswap @BennettBookworm great success 👩‍🍳

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! Those books were all on your TBR (but I noticed you have some books on there twice- so hope you did not have them) and WITW was on your form. I thought this one was so pretty! I loved the candle- sorry it was smudged- (it arrived that way but the inside seemed perfect. ) and I love the smudge sticks from Steadfast Flowers- to me they are works of art. 5mo
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit absolutely! It‘s so gorgeous! And no I don‘t have any of them! As for the candle it smells amazing! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks What an adorable copy of Wind in the Willows!!! @Chrissyreadit 5mo
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Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I loved it! It‘s so pretty- I was excited to send it! 5mo
StaceGhost @TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit we‘re definitely going to start reading tonight! 5mo
LeahBergen What a lovely swap package! 5mo
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Fantastic romp through the windy cold to peruse the book & record stores in my local beach town ❤️ found these two gems but only bought the one 💎 I‘m not a Morrissey fan (but I love the Smiths!) 🤷‍♀️ ended up putting a LOT of books on hold at the library while shopping 😅 the struggle is real 📚

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Happy Mother‘s Day to all who are & have been & wanted to be ❤️ I love my partner‘s donations in honor of the activist roots of this holiday 💐 I‘m so lucky to have met these people 🥰 see also the tagged book for a guide on how to not let them drive you insane 😅 it might be telling that I have six parenting books out from the library rn

MoonWitch94 Happy Mother‘s Day! 5mo
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The Mummy Case | Elizabeth Peters
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Took some scones to my aunts & grandmother today ❤️ my kids, my sister, & I all went to visit for her birthday & Mother‘s Day 💐 Perfect opportunity to listen to the tagged book while baking & on the long drive there & back again 🚙 #audiobaking

Gissy 😋 5mo
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