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inthegreensandblues

Joined April 2018

📚 mysteries, thrillers, romance, historical, magic 🌻🦀🐍 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/64917619-christine
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The Art of Ritual | Sydney Barbara Metrick
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@DebinHawaii Aloha and Imbolc greetings! I got your book - thank you for all the goodies you sent, I love everything! I can't wait to dive into my first book of the rotation. It looks fascinating. 💚🤍
#travelingstars

DebinHawaii Oh yay! I saw it arrived on delivery. Did the little bowl make it in one piece? 🤞🏼 Have a blessed Imbolc. 💚🌱 3w
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The Drowning Tree | Carol Goodman
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Right now all I want to read are stories with all the gothic tropes and I happened to unearth this from a pile from some long-ago used bookstore haul. The setting is the Hudson River, with a cloistered women's college, a mental institution, and the ruins of an abandoned estate. Involves lots of art, Greek mythology, old family secrets, a murder mystery.

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The Deep | Alma Katsu
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Alma Katsu handles the subgenre 'historical fiction with a supernatural twist' so well. This is a dual timeline story of voyages on the Titanic and the Britannic, its sister ship, when it was used as a hospital during WWI. I enjoyed the morally ambiguous characters, strange occurrences, and knowing that people are doomed but waiting to see exactly how it plays out.

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Slippery Creatures | KJ Charles
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I loved this 1920s romance/mystery trilogy. Loved the main pairing, and their fabulous besties, the conspiracies, the banter, the adventures.

batsy I really enjoyed this! 5mo
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Last night I went to a release event for Dracula Daily. Matt Kirkland, who lives in my town, gave one of my favorite author talks I've ever attended, laughed so hard I cried. The library also gave a free copy of the Penguin Dracula to every attendee, as it's been chosen as the Community Read. I'll have to try to fit this in somehow this fall. 😂 I 🖤 the pin.

Maggie4483 I did Dracula Daily last year and loved it. The introductions to each daily entry were so funny. 5mo
Meshell1313 Amazing!!! 🧛🏻 5mo
tpixie What an amazing event! ( what town?) 4mo
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inthegreensandblues @tpixie Lawrence KS! 4mo
tpixie @inthegreensandblues that‘s what I thought!! Rock Chalk!!! I‘m in Hutchinson. I wish Watermark Books in Wichita would have him! I couldn‘t get off work for the event in Lawrence!! 4mo
inthegreensandblues @tpixie there is a recording! https://youtu.be/IEyo9sN-DvM?si=Gdd6uHqeo0c-hCx1 He's a fun guy, has a few other interesting little side projects that he spoke about a bit that night. 4mo
tpixie Oh! Thanks for the link!!! @inthegreensandblues 4mo
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I enjoyed this quiet little escape to the seaside with the Stevens family. Spending time with each person individually kept it fresh throughout, and I loved all the little details of what a holiday in Bognor Regis in the 1930s was like.

This is on its way back to you @Deblovestoread, thank you for sharing it! @TheAromaofBooks @Maggie4483 #LMPBC

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 7mo
Deblovestoread It arrived 😊 7mo
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Mikala, thank you so much for sending this to me! An escape to the country is something I really need right now. 😄 @Laughterhp

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The Runaways | Elizabeth Goudge
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Charming and delightful, a supremely cozy read. 😌 A great pick for our #lmpbc @TheAromaofBooks. You should have this Wednesday, @Deblovestoread.
@Maggie4483

willaful One of my childhood favorites! (edited) 10mo
Deblovestoread It arrived! Mine (The Grand Sophy) was mailed the 28th due to arrive today. @Maggie4483 @TheAromaofBooks 10mo
Maggie4483 I‘ll try to get home in time to check the mail tomorrow, @Deblovestoread !! @TheAromaofBooks - I‘m running behind, but I‘m off on Sunday, and will finish up The Fortnight in September and put in in the mail on my lunch break on Monday. 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm glad you enjoyed it!! I mailed The Honk & Holler on Thursday!! @Maggie4483 - No worries, I was really behind this month for some reason, too! 10mo
inthegreensandblues @TheAromaofBooks I got the Honk and Holler today 😊 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh good!! Glad it arrived okay!! 10mo
Deblovestoread Hi Christine, I hope everything is ok. Just checking in about The Fortnight in September, not sure if it‘s lost in the mail or … 7mo
inthegreensandblues @Deblovestoread I've been meaning to send you a note - sorry I am taking so long with your book! It came while I was out of town in June and this month has been so busy. I expect to be able to finish it this week though! 7mo
Deblovestoread No worries! I hope you enjoy it! 7mo
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Two packages into the post box today! Sorry for being a bit late! 🥴
#LMPBC @Deblovestoread @suvata
#TravelingStars @MoonWitch94 @StaceGhost

Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary!!! 11mo
inthegreensandblues @Chrissyreadit Thank you!! 🤗 11mo
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@Gissy Thank you so much for your package! I am in love with this set of wooden magnets of the Chinese zodiac, I have wanted to learn more about the Chinese system and these are also adorable! The "Notes for the Night" journal will also be very useful - I've had The Night School in my TBR stack. ? #travelingstars @StaceGhost

StaceGhost This is so gorgeous! 11mo
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Hi #GroupL! These are the books I have that I think will fit the bill for more light hearted reads. This group caught my eye because I've long wanted to read Georgette Heyer, but I know Sarah also proposed one, so I will not pick it if you go with that one! I'll tag the others in comments. @TheAromaofBooks @Deblovestoread @Maggie4483 #LMPBC

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Maggie4483 These all sound great! My vote would be for Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe or The Secret Book & Scone Society, but I‘d be happy with any of them. ☺️ 12mo
Deblovestoread I‘ve read Midnight and Book & Scone but the other two look great. 12mo
TheAromaofBooks My vote would be for The Grand Sophy, with second place going to Green Knowe!! 12mo
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Jenny, your card in the post brightened my day immensely! Thank you so much for the info on The Chariot and its relationship to Cancer, there is a lot for me to chew on there. And I love that this little Chariot card has a cat! I don't know much at all about Norse mythology but I do know about Freya's chariot being pulled by cats because of a Tori Amos lyric reference that once sent me searching. 😄 @jenniferw88 #travelingstars

jenniferw88 😊 12mo
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The Magic of Astrology | Jessica Allen
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@catiewithac Thank you so much for the beautiful calendar! Also, a belated happy birthday! I hope it was good 🥳
#travelingstars

catiewithac ✨🤍✨🤍✨ 13mo
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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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Today's the most exciting book day I've had in ages. Besides a gifted book that I very much wanted, I also picked up these two preorders. Super excited about Hell Bent and trying to decide if I want to reread Ninth House first or not... 🤓

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Mikala, thank you so much for the lovely package! 🤩 I'm looking forward to reading this with the #literarycrew buddy read! I love the socks and journal too, they're perfect. 🤗
@Laughterhp

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Such a good series. I really enjoyed Frank Mackey's POV. Audio narrator was very good - almost too good at the characters who are meant to be grating - but that made it a more immersive experience. 😆

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Middlemarch | George Elliot
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My copy of Middlemarch is a yellowed old Wordsworth mass market dated 1994 that I got from the used bookstore about ten years ago. At least it's lightweight for its size! Have been wanting to reread this for a long time.
#pemberlittens @BarkingMadRead

BarkingMadRead I love old books! Soooooooo thick! 14mo
Texreader It looks quite the chunkster but the description says it‘s 400-something pages. Can that be right? 14mo
inthegreensandblues @Texreader This one is 781 pages! 14mo
Texreader @inthegreensandblues It‘s a chunkster all right! The 400-page one must be in a tiny font. 14mo
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Recommended on audio because of the inclusion of recordings of the author's conversations with friends, scientists, etc. Learned some fascinating things about grief and loneliness and their effects on the body.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Charming and life affirming. The audio version is great if you like audiobooks; the narrator for Marcellus the 🐙 is perfect. 🤌💯

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@slategreyskies This #yulegiveaway is so lovely of you! 💜 Thanks for the tag @BookwormAHN @Chrissyreadit @StaceGhost, I think you all got every witch that I know 😄

Chrissyreadit 😆😘 1y
BookwormAHN 💞 1y
slategreyskies Thanks for sharing! 🥰🌙✨ 1y
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I read The Kitchen God's Wife at least three times when I was about 18-20 years old. I can hardly remember any of it now or why I was so into it; but I think about revisiting now from a different life stage.

Have read An Echo in the Bone and Written in my Own Heart's Blood four times, all rereads by audio. 🎧

#Littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

@Laughterhp @wanderinglynn @sprainedbrain @BookwormAHN

wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 1y
Ruthiella I‘ve only reread The Joy Luck Club but I was similarly obsessed with Amy Tan in the late ‘90s. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 1y
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Enjoyed this thriller even though the MC drove me crazy. The author's narration was great; not surprised to learn afterwards she's an actress too.

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The Deep | Alma Katsu
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Birthday books! 🥳

Thank you so much @Laughterhp for your package! Best mail I've gotten this summer!

Laughterhp Yay! Hope you love them! 2y
SilversReviews LOVED Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe. 2y
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This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Dinner at the park with my library book was a good decision.

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Lake Tahoe: A Family Guide | Lisa Gollin Evans
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🧺 Lake Tahoe
🧺 My friend who lives in Texas and I miss 🥲
🧺 Cheeses, deviled eggs, pita bread and hummus, strawberries, gin and sparkling water. And a chocolate layer cake!

Thanks for the tag @Chrissyreadit and yesterday @StaceGhost 🤗 @MoonWitch94 #thoughtfulthursday

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there."

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Chrissyreadit Hey friend! Hope you are well! Just wanted to say Hi! 2y
inthegreensandblues @Chrissyreadit Hi! TY for poking me today. Hope you are good too ☺️ 2y
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"The Thing About Brandon's Flannel Waistcoat"
A timely continuation of the discussion of Colonel Brandon's underwear on the 12/2/21 episode of The Thing About Austen podcast. ?
#pemberlittens

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 2y
AllDebooks Lmao 🤣 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Ready for the read-along with audio options from Joanne Frogatt (love her) and Michael Kitchen (the only male narrator I found, interestingly; also an actor I enjoy). One of the things I remember from my previous reading is sections of dialogue written in heavy dialect that I could hardly decipher, so I'm looking forward to the audio for that! And I still have my old paperback too, just in case. 😄 @Crinoline_Laphroaig @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain I love Joanne Froggatt! 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Always good to have an old paperback! 2y
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Fun bits from Goodreads Year in Books. I enjoyed all of these very much. 🤓

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Just finished my last book of 2021, which I've been reading throughout the year. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I love John Lewis-Stempel. Haven't picked a 2022 yearlong read yet but might very well be another JLS.

readordierachel What a lovely illustration 🦊 2y
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Christmas Card | Francis Hemming
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Favorite holiday card ever! My friends should be a rom-com novel 🥰

CoverToCoverGirl Fantastic! SO cool! 🎄💚🎄 2y
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Christmas Eve and going to be 73° in northeastern Kansas. What is happening. 🥵 It's a iced treat for me while I do my last preholiday errand and listen to BEES in the car. 🧑‍🎄 Merry Christmas, all!

marleed I‘m in KC and had to walk. I live in a walkable area but even so, it was kind of wild - so many families out there just a walking. I loved it! 2y
inthegreensandblues @marleed It would be lovely for a walk! But it was very weird having to put on the a/c in the car as the window down was not cutting it 😆 And hey, don't have to worry about ice or anything tonight when I go to my aunt's in KC. Happy holiday! 2y
kamoorephoto Hey I drink iced drinks all year round, no matter how cold it is outside coz I‘m weird…so that looks good! It looks like we might get a light dusting of snow here tonight here in Seattle just in time for Christmas…better go get a frappacino 😉 2y
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inthegreensandblues @kamoorephoto A dusting of snow sounds perfect! 2y
Nute I know what you mean. I did my Christmas Eve holiday shopping in t-shirt, jeans and Vans. No jacket. No hat. No boots.
Merry Christmas, Christine!💚🌟❤️
2y
inthegreensandblues @Nute Happy Christmas, Kimberley! 🎄 2y
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Mikala! Thank you so much for the Christmas package! I am so delighted with these books! 🤓❤️💚🤗
Merry Christmas!
@Laughterhp

Laughterhp I hope you love them! I can‘t wait to read the tagged book!! It looks like so much fun. 2y
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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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Chasity, thank you so much for this amazing #jolabokaflodswap package! Love the book pick, and the rest is soooo nice. 🥲 The bookmark is personalized with my Litsy handle too, y'all. ❤️💚❤️💚 This is just lovely, thank you!! 🤗 @chasjjlee

Thank you Chelle for hosting this tradition @MaleficentBookDragon ❤️💚

chasjjlee I'm so glad you love it, I definitely had fun creating it for you 🥰. Hope you enjoy your book! Merry Christmas 🎄. 2y
Laughterhp That‘s awesome! Love the book sleeve and bookmark! 2y
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Winterhouse | Ben Guterson
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For my cousin (11) and looks so good! The book itself is also beautiful, the windows are cutouts in the dust jacket and the actual hard cover has the house printed on it, and a map on the end paper. 😍

Ruthiella It looks wonderful! 2y
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Premeditated Myrtle | Elizabeth C. Bunce
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This is for my cousin (11) and I want to read it 🤓🔎

Johanna414 I have this in my library at work and its definitely on my list to read! 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Yes, I'm still wrapping gifts but at least my shopping is done! 🥴 These are for my dad and represent two of our areas of interest that overlap, so I hope he will love them.🤞

marleed I loved giving my dad books! 2y
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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Finally made it to the post office today with my #jolabokaflodswap package! 😅 @MaleficentBookDragon

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Received my #jolabokaflodswap package today! 😄
@MaleficentBookDragon

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#SmallBusinessSaturday bookstore purchase 🎄

Crazeedi This is such a great series!! 2y
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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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Another fun one from Grady Hendrix! Got a bookplate for buying this after his event with the local bookshop. 🖤🖤🖤 His online events this year and last have been a highlight of my pandemic online book life.

Ruthiella What a great bookplate! (edited) 2y
marleed That‘s great! 2y
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Well Played | Jen DeLuca
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Resting after an exhausting week. I think, It's such a pretty, early-autumn day; I'd like to read about a Ren fair! Surprised and delighted to find no hold queue standing in my way. 🙏🍁🍂☀️

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A sweet, easy read. The first half is an imagining of Frederick's falling in love with and losing Anne back in 1806; the second a retelling of the events of Persuasion from Wentworth's perspective.

It's a low pick for me. The author doesn't measure up to Austen (not expected of course!). I enjoyed the second half more, following JA's plot and using her dialogue.

#pemberlittens

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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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📘 Kill Creek
🍍 Pineapples and strawberries 🍓
🤩 Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone
💫 Good news at work this week!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yay 👏🏻❤️👍🏼 2y
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I just finished this. Obviously, it's a very hard read, emotionally, but I'm so glad I did. The author did an incredible job organizing these many voices speaking of their experiences that day and after. From the terrible to the beautiful, their words will stick me.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this book, despite the heartbreaking stories on nearly every page. It‘s also full of heroes. 2y
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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#fortheloveofbookmarks - Advertising

🔖Independent Bookstores - My local used bookstore and two shops that I've yet to visit but have gotten books from
🔖Bookmarks advertising two years' Read Across Lawrence selections

@aperfectmjk

Leftcoastzen Nice ! 2y
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The Raven Book Store - Lawrence KS | Lawrence, KS (Bookstore)
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Made my first visit to The Raven's lovely new location this morning. My friend and I took turns stroking a snoozing Dashiell and were rewarded with hearty purring. 😻

#bookstorecats #caturday

Ruthiella A bookstore cat! 😻😻😻 2y
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 2y
Caroline2 Cute!!! ❤️ 2y
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#fortheloveofbookmarks - Travel 🧳

Bookmarks aren't one of the things I usually collect as I travel, but I did pick some up at the Library of Congress (2013) and Glacier National Park (last week!).

Haven't been to Windsor Castle yet, but likely someday!

@aperfectmjk

Laughterhp I got your postcard 💚 hope you had fun! 2y
inthegreensandblues @Laughterhp No bear sightings! 😭 But otherwise wonderful! 2y
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Came home from a weekend getaway to a most lovely birthday surprise from my pen pal Mikala @Laughterhp. I actually gasped when I opened the Devil and the Dark Water as I thought about buying it earlier this summer but decided to wait for the paperback release, what amazing timing! Thank you 🤗💚

inthegreensandblues @Laughterhp P.S. loved the notes 😄 and going to write you back soon! 3y
Laughterhp Yay! Glad it made it to you safely! And what great timing about the book! I really loved it on audio, so hopefully you enjoy it too! 3y
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Whiskey When We're Dry | John Larison
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One of my favorites so far this year.
After I finished, I googled to see if the film rights have been picked up, and they were a couple years ago when it first came out. I'd love to see a good adaptation. 🤞

SamAnne I have been trying to get this one for a few years. 3y
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