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amber_ldsmom

amber_ldsmom

Joined March 2018

Wife, Homeschooling Mom of Six, Bookworm, and Sewist
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Les Misrables by Victor Hugo
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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Okay, so before was a false start. 🤷‍♀️ Let‘s try this again. I‘m hosting a book club this month, and this was the pick. Anyone like this one! Anyone have a link to some good discussion questions? I‘m having a hard time getting into it. 😕

StephanieGeiser Oo! I liked this one! If I remember correctly it took me a little bit to get invested as well. I read it for a book club too and at a certain point I got hooked and then HAD to know how it ended! 1y
Andrew65 I loved this! It does take a bit to get in it though, keep persevering....it is worth it! Just came across these on the Internet. https://mppl.org/check_it_out/book-discussion-questions-the-light-between-oceans... (edited) 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just watched this again the other day 💗 Keep with it ❤️❤️ 1y
amber_ldsmom Thank you, @Andrew65 ! Glad to hear it‘s a good one guys! 1y
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Back in the Game | Erin Kern
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Feels good to be back on Litsy after all our traveling mania. One of the first things we did? Found our local library! Soooo much better than the libraries in San Diego! Excited to get back into some Litsy fun and check in with my Litsy friends. 😘

BookaholicNatty Awwwwww @amber_ldsmom I love this picture soooooo much!!!! I‘m glad you got to your local library already!!! And glad you all are getting settled into your new neighborhood!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Summerland | Michael Chabon
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Shoutout to @Q84 fie the fantabulous swap box that came today! So many amazing goodies for the summer! The cool packs will really come in handy on our road trip. Plus, I REALLY needed a couple of totes. Thank you so much! I love everything! #funinthesunsummerbookswap

Q84 I'm glad you like it! I was a bit worried. I got the only book I could find from the posted one but every store I went to said they didn't have the others. So I went with what I hoped you would like by some of you info. But it was so great spending hours in B&N (which hubby never let's me do because I always spend to much money) 2y
BookaholicNatty Whoooooaaa baby!!!! Soooo much awesomeness!!! Hey @amber_ldsmom I sent you an email a few days ago! ❤️❤️ 2y
BookaholicNatty @Q84 awesome job! You are amazing! ❤️😘 2y
Q84 @bookaholicnatty Thank you! It was fun and thanks for being so great about everything! You're the awesome one! 2y
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Another package from the amazing @BookaholicNatty ! I opened the first one before I even realized there was a second. 😱 Thank you so much!!!!!! Now I have a stack of great reads for our relocation to Maryland. I‘m just so thrilled with the books you picked for me. ❤️❤️❤️
#funinthesunsummerbookswap

Snikt6 @BookaholicNatty thank you!!! We are currently moving and it was nice to see @amber_ldsmom smile! 😊 2y
BookaholicNatty @amber_ldsmom 😘😘I had fun picking a few goodies out for you and I‘m so glad you loved them!!! You had a great list to choose from!! And @Snikt6 your comment made my day!!! I am so glad it made her smile! She deserves that!! ❤️❤️ 2y
BookaholicNatty And @amber_ldsmom your match is sending out you your stuff this weekend so you will still get a regular swap package from her too! You are special and deserve it all! 😘❤️ Annnddd I live in PA and my family is in Delaware and I go to visit often. Don‘t know what part of Maryland your moving too but I bet you will be close enough for us to get together! ❤️❤️ 2y
amber_ldsmom @BookaholicNatty Where in PA??? We used to live in Carlisle. That‘s where we wanted to go, but Maryland was our closest choice. We LOVE Pennsylvania and plan to spend at least one Saturday s month up there. (edited) 2y
Linsy I 🖤 We Have Always Lived in the Castle!!! It‘s one of my all-time faves! And Tell the Wolves I‘m home has been on my TBR for forever. I‘ll be interested to see what you think! 2y
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Thank you, @BookaholicNatty for making sure I had something to open today! I can‘t wait to read this and share with my children if it‘s a good one. 😁😁😁 This made my day!
#funinthesunsummerbookswap

BookaholicNatty @amber_ldsmom Yay it came!!!!!! I was nervous it wouldn‘t get there in time but soooo glad it did!!! ❤️😘 2y
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📚Charlotte Bronte
📚Wilkie Collins
📚William Shakespeare
📚Ray Bradbury
📚Flannery O‘Connor
📚William Faulkner
📚Beverly Cleary
📚Louisa May Alcott

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! I will think on this and do it when I get home! Thank you also for the friend request on Facebook ❤️ 2y
TheFunkyBookworm Thanks for the tag- great list!! I‘ve been mulling this one over all day 😂 2y
tpixie Great guests! 2y
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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1. Red Clocks #botmbuddyread
2. My mother; she always had a book with her
3. Before bed
4. Characters: Finny from A Separate Peace, Jane Eyre, and Ramona Quimby
Books: The Hiding Place, When You Reach Me, Maniac Magee
#manicmonday

JoScho 📚😊❤️ (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Ghost Stories | Charles Dickens
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I‘m a sucker for tiny books and cloth-covered books. ❤️ And this tote just suits me so well. Thanks, @Snikt6 ! 💋 #treasures

Snikt6 Happy Mother‘s Day @amber_ldsmom! 2y
BookaholicNatty I just got that same exact version of Jane Eyre this past week. Isn‘t it sooo pretty!!! I want to get the entire collection! It would looks beautiful displayed on a shelf!!! Happy Mother‘s Day friend!!! ❤️😘 2y
amber_ldsmom @BookaholicNatty So pretty! I want to get all of them, too! I was going to try to pick up the ones I haven‘t read first, but Jane Eyre is one of my very favorite books and my daughter‘s about to read it for English, so I just had to pick it up. And they‘re $5 right now! How can you pass that up??? Happy Mother‘s Day to you, too! ❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️❤️❤️ tiny books! 2y
Linsy Lovely! 💗💗💗 2y
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Tuck Everlasting (Special) | Natalie Babbitt
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I love this line on the first page. It feels very Ray Bradbury-ish to me. 1 more to go.
#4in48readathon

TheReadingMermaid You can do it!!!👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Missing May | Cynthia Rylant
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Finished my second book for the #4in48readathon: Missing May. I tagged so many quotes for such a short book. Oh, I nearly cried; and I‘m a tough cookie!

Eggs ♥️Cynthia Rylant 2y
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 2y
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! 😱😱😱😱😱

laundry_piles Yesssssss!!!! 🎉👏👏👏🖤 2y
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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My daughter just started reading this and found a four leaf clover 🍀 I had pressed into it as a teen. I love magical moments like that! ❤️🌈

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 2y
MelissaSue81 Amazing! 2y
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300 | Frank Miller
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Take this quiz to see how many you‘ve read on this list of 300. I got 101, but I own most of the ones I haven‘t read; I just haven‘t gotten around to them yet. 😁
https://www.listchallenges.com/300-books-everyone-should-read-at-least-once

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My result was low!!! Only 27!! I don‘t read many classics!! I do have several of them on my tbr shelf to read though!!! 🙈🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
TheFunkyBookworm 58! Damn and I thought I was doing pretty good! 2y
amber_ldsmom @TheFunkyBookworm 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Great short read. I can appreciate feminist literature that doesn‘t feel angry. She has a pleasant was of writing and getting her point across. Thanks Misty!
#4in48readathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome 😘😘 2y
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Here‘s my stack for #4in48readathon. Very short books, but I don‘t have much time with getting ready to move. 😁 At least I‘ll get some of my Newbery‘s read. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Julsmarshall I‘m going with short too 😄 2y
TheReadingMermaid Don't forget to tag me so I can see your progress through the weekend 😉 2y
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The Betrayal | R. L. Stine
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1. Definitely the R.L. Stine Fear Street series.
2. I don‘t think I‘ve actually given up on a series, just put it aside for a while.
3. Shelve it for my children.
4. Nope!
#weekendchat

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1. The Force Awakens
2. Rey
3. Yay, although I‘ve only read a couple

#trivialthursday

kitabi_keeda The Force Awaken and Ray...my favourites too! ✋ 2y
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Four Past Midnight | Stephen King
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My mom was a serious Stephen King fan, and I have a very specific #memory of reading The Langoliers over her shoulder as she read this book. She gave me my love of reading. ❤️
#readingresolutions

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Oh Javert, you #villian!!! Can‘t stand this guy. 🤬
#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics

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Forrest Gump | Winston Groom
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I didn‘t even know this was a book until recently. It‘s now on my TBR list. Great scene in the movie, though! Everyone‘s #chasingpavements, finding their own causes to follow Forrest, and then - 💥 Bam! - he just stops and says he‘s done now, lol.

#AdelesMayMashup

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I thought of this one too, but didn‘t know it was a book!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
amber_ldsmom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks See? Kindred spirits, bosom friends! 🌸🌼🌺🌸🌼🌺 (edited) 2y
vkois88 😂 2y
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Sounds like something I would do/say. 😂😂😂 Right, @Snikt6 ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️ 🦋 💗 2y
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Marian Halcombe - one of my very favorite heroines!

#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve been meaning to read this! Hopefully this year! 2y
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I think, by far, the best example of turning #sorrowintotreasuredgold. 💗

#AdelesMayMashup

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 2y
vkois88 2y
BookaholicNatty Love this!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️🧡💜💙 2y
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The Dust Witch is probably one of the creepiest characters ever! 😱

#creepycharacters #readingresolutions

Art credit: Erin Wells

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How often do you hear that? 😂😂😂 “‘Now you know what collective insanity feels like.” 🤣🤣🤣

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🎬 The Devil‘s Advocate because it was way better than the 📖
🎬 Nay
🎬 The Alchemaster‘s Apprentice
🎬 @TheBookHippie

#tuesdaytidbits

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I just love this! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Eggs 💖💖💖💖 2y
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Checking in | Suzanne Weyn
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1. 34
2. My #goodreads challenge is set at 51.
3. The Moonstone
4. The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

#2018checkin

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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This book is gold; it cracks me up! 😂 I can‘t wait for @Snikt6 to listen to the Audible version by Nick Offerman. #hello #AdelesMayMashup

vkois88 Nick Offerman?? I may have to look it up!! 2y
amber_ldsmom @vkois88 I know, right? So awesome! 2y
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I should have plenty of time to read this month with the pack up of all our electronic devices and a long road trip ahead. 😁 #readingresolutions #maytbr

TheFunkyBookworm The Name of this Book is Secret is a really cute fun YA read! Great list! 2y
amber_ldsmom @TheFunkyBookworm It‘s the next readaloud I‘m doing with kids kids. They‘re all looking forward to it, so I‘m happy to hear it‘s good! 🤗 2y
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Jane and Rochester are my favorite classic #lovestory! ❤️❤️ I actually named my first daughter after Jane. #litsyclassics #maylovesclassics

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I‘m signing up for #litsyclassics A to Z. On the Google Doc, do I list just the books I‘ve read so far, or the ones I‘m planning to read?

kricheal You can do either but it's a yearly challenge. So just titles from this year. 2y
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The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
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Favorites: The Moonstone, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Miracle Worker

Least Favorites: Alice Parker‘s Metamorphosis, Holy Cow, The Music Shop

5 hard copies
5 e-books
1 audiobook

TheFunkyBookworm Wow u go girl! I‘ve always been curious about that Moonstone book- I need to give it a try! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Whaaaattttt The Music Shop wasn‘t your favorite?!?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
amber_ldsmom @TheFunkyBookworm It‘s long, but soooo worth the read! 2y
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Loved this one! I had no idea Oscar Wilde was so funny. This is now one of my favorite plays!

CoffeeNBooks I love this play! Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite authors! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How are you sweetie? 💗 2y
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Numbers Game | Rebecca Rode
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1. 352
2. 48
3. 4:45 pm
4. 16 oz
5. 75
6. 2016
7. 2 years
8. 14 years
9. 8 lbs ?oz
10. 1 hour
11. 592
12. 21
13. 12
14. 15
15. 20, 893
16. 9
17. 1
18. 3
19. 3, 44
20. ???

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Random Acts of Kindness | Lisa Verge Higgins
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I can‘t even begin to express the joy I feel at receiving this wondrous #bookmail today. I‘ve been dealing with some really difficult things lately, so being the recipient of such an amazing #randomactofkindness has really made my burdens feel a little lighter. I haven‘t read or own either of these books, and I‘m over the moon about the little book journal! And more bookmarks for my collection! I can‘t thank you enough @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so happy it got there quickly and that you like everything!!! I hope things get better for you soon!!! Lots of love from Mississippi 😘❤️😘❤️ 2y
amber_ldsmom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to save these books for a trip cross country next month and bring along my little book journal. 🤗 😁😁😁 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @amber_ldsmom yay!!! I‘m glad you didn‘t have them!! I tried to stalk your list 😉😘 2y
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Fun in the Sun | David Catrow
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My #FunintheSunSummerBookSwap package is almost ready to be mailed! I‘m so excited!

BookaholicNatty @amber_ldsmom I missed this post somehow!!!! The wrapping is gorgeous!!!! I love it!!! ❤️❤️😍 2y
amber_ldsmom @BookaholicNatty Oh, I loved putting this together and can‘t wait to see how she likes it! Unfortunately, I think I‘m going to end up empty handed. Nothing has come in the mail, no message about a sent package, or anything. 😕 2y
BookaholicNatty @amber_ldsmom you won‘t end up empty handed friend! I promise!!! I‘ll keep you posted!!! 😘😘😘 2y
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amber_ldsmom @BookaholicNatty Oh, that‘s good news! 😁🎉 2y
amber_ldsmom @debthmpsn Have you opened your #funinthesunsummerbookswap package yet???? 2y
debthmpsn @amber_ldsmom no....is it time to open? Dang, I totally missed the date. Now I‘m super sad because I‘m really looking forward to it and I‘m traveling for a WEEK 😩😩😩 2y
debthmpsn @amber_ldsmom I‘m so sorry for missing opening day, I will tag you next week when I‘m back home and open it 😊 2y
amber_ldsmom @debthmpsn Okay, I‘m so excited for you to open it! 🤗 2y
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After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
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Sorry for my absence lately! We‘re moving back to the east coast next month and we‘re swamped with a million things to do, but I FINALLY got to start this one. Happy dance! So anyone know of any great little book shops on the road from California to Maryland??? 🤔🤓

TK421 If you are driving I70 through Ohio, when you hit Columbus the Book Loft is only a couple minutes off the interstate.😊 2y
TheFunkyBookworm I don‘t but you can check out this cool link I found! https://bookriot.com/2017/04/28/book-riots-favorite-bookstores-in-all-50-states-... (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Well make sure I get your new address!!!! You have something heading your way!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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ReadZenRites If you go through Denver, The Printed Page is wonderful. 2y
amber_ldsmom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh, I‘m so excited! As soon as we get a new permanent address, I‘ll let you know. We leave May 24th, and I can‘t wait to get back east! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @amber_ldsmom yay!!! 😊😊😊 2y
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The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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I liked this book soooooo much more than War of the Worlds, which I found immensely boring. I really enjoyed the Time Traveler‘s character; I thought he was pretty great. I wish a little more time had been spent on Weena, but there was still a good amount of emotion evoked from this one. Loved the ambiguous ending, too, even though they usually drive me crazy. Wonderful quick read!

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Tin House: Candy (Tin House Magazine) | Rob Spillman, Holly MacArthur, Win McCormack
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1. The Moonstone
2. Alice Parker‘s Metamorphosis
3. Finding the Meaning of Family
4. @Snikt6

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Trip to the Amazon Bookstore tonight and a late dinner with @Snikt6 ! How cute is that Anne of Green Gables book?! #bookhaul

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It Wasn't Me! | Michael Bond
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Oopsie!

RaimeyGallant Your credit card fell out of your purse, right? 2y
amber_ldsmom @RaimeyGallant How did you know??? 2y
RaimeyGallant It's more common than you think. 2y
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Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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Because of the tagged book, @Snikt6 have been reminiscing about the old records our parents used to have, so look what he got me!!!!! 😱😍😎
#couplesoflitsy #botmbuddyread

AmyG Awesome!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!!!! 💗👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻❤️🍾 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wait!! You have 6 children?! 🙃🙃 2y
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TheBookHippie Wow!!!! How fun!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @amber_ldsmom wow!! That‘s awesome!! You‘re awesome!! I couldn‘t do it! Drop me your address at loverofbooks75@gmail (dot) com ! I want to send you a little happy 💕 2y
mrp27 Very cool! 2y
amber_ldsmom I‘ll do that tonight @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗 Thanks so much for thinking of me!!! 😘 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want a Victrola now!!!! And some records!! @Snikt6 You did good!! 👏🏻🙌🏻 (edited) 2y
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#bookjig
Funny, I just decided I want to start collecting these, like...yesterday. 🤓

Kaye How cute ! I like your kitty 🐱 2y
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Has anyone read this one? What did you think? Is it preachy?

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Found | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Sifting through and assembling the #puzzlepieces of history is quite the adventure!
#HopIntoSpring

vkois88 It's always so fascinating to read historical novels and see how everything falls into place 2y
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Crazy Lady! | Jane Leslie Conly
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Pretty much every character in this book was #misunderstood by the others. Both sad and touching.
#ReadingResolutions