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kellyann28

kellyann28

Joined September 2016

🐍Just a Slytherin masquerading as a Gryffindor🦁
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Another February read that also happened to be a January #BookSpin was Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. I LOVED this book! I typically love family dramas and really enjoy seeing this explored in other cultures. This was as good as other readers have said!

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We Deserve Monuments | Jas Hammonds
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A bit of a late review. I finished this at the end of February and overall really enjoyed it! The very end of it I don't think was necessary or made a whole lot of sense for the story, though. The characters were lots of fun and I loved Mama Lettie!
This was my #BookSpin pick for February 💙

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My #bookspin for March! 💚

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This was such a cute read! It gave me "The House in the Cerulean Sea" vibes with the house of orphaned children and some misfits/found family tropes. This was a great round of #LMPBC ! Thanks y'all! @Readergrrl @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover

LiteraryinLawrence That description totally sells me on it! 1mo
kellyann28 @LiteraryinLawrence I hope you enjoy it too! 💙 1mo
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Starting on this one for this month's #LMPBC !
It's giving me The House in Cerulean Sea vibes

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My #bookspin list for February! ❤️

LeafingThroughLife Pretty sure Wretched Waterpark is about the best title for a book ever. Definitely got me curious! LOL 2mo
kellyann28 @LeafingThroughLife 🤣🤣 it is a middle grade series that looks like a lot of fun!! 2mo
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The Golden Enclaves was such an amazing end to the Scholomance trilogy! There were a lot of twists and surprises as El goes on her journey to "balance" the looming enclave war! I would like to do a reread of this series knowing what I know now to see what I can catch! #booked2023 A Book described with "twist" and "balance" @cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

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Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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I finished Thistlefoot this week for another traveling book group and it was quite a read! Overall a lovely message with very complex characters. I thought the middle lagged a bit but the ending was perfection! I loved all the Baba Yaga stories woven in throughout. Using this for #booked2023 A Title with a Proper Noun
@Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Im super curious about this book!! Glad to see you enjoyed it💛 2mo
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Certain Dark Things | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This was a "middle of the road" read for me. Didn't hate it but didn't love it! I did like exploring the different vampire clans. I thought they were fun and interesting. I will get this mailed off next week! #LMPBC @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

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Certain Dark Things | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Scattered Showers | Rainbow Rowell
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This was a solid collection of romantic short stories by Rainbow Rowell! If you are a fan of her book Fangirl or the Snow&Baz spin off then you'll like these as well! Some of my favorite stories were Kindred Spirits and The Prince and the Troll. The audio was great on it as well.
#booked2023 A Collection of Short Stories @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay! I heard this collection was solid 😄Glad you enjoyed…and again, love the photo♥️ 3mo
kellyann28 @Cinfhen thank you! I keep a "theme" going for awhile on Instagram so you'll probably see it for a bit ? 3mo
Cinfhen THAT FRAME is PERFECT 💛 3mo
kellyann28 @Cinfhen Good ol' Hobby Lobby 3mo
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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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This book was PHENOMENAL!! An original YA fantasy story and I thoroughly enjoyed every single page. I am very sad I have to wait 9 months for book 2 as this book does end on a cliffhanger!
Using this for #booked2023 as a Quiet YA because I haven't seen much about this book on the social medias. I will be recommending this to a lot of people this year!
@Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Soubhiville I got this for Christmas and can‘t wait to read it! 3mo
kellyann28 @Soubhiville I did too! The central plotline is an original one and I will be gushing about this to everyone 🤣 3mo
Cinfhen Great choice!!! Thanks for spreading the word ❣️📚🎉 3mo
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Cinfhen Also such a pretty photo 😍 3mo
kellyann28 @Cinfhen Thank you 🥰😘 3mo
Deblovestoread Sounds great, stacked! 3mo
kellyann28 @Deblovestoread I hope you love it as much as I do! 3mo
Johanna414 I just bought this as a kindle deal! 3mo
kellyann28 @Johanna414 read it ASAP....but maybe closer to October because you'll want book 2 immediately 🤣🤣 3mo
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My first completed book of 2023 just happens to be a reread! I plan on finally reading the rest of the trilogy this winter so I needed a refresh. Still starts out a little slow but really gets interesting at the end. A high so-so pick. Using this for #booked2023, 1) Part of a trilogy @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Excellent!! 3mo
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My first #BookSpin list of 2023, just barely under the wire! 🤣 I had to feel out what mood reads I was looking towards! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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This book was phenomenal!! I had been wanting to read an adventure fantasy recently and this hit me in all the correct places. Will be reading the prequel coming out in February for sure!

Johanna414 I just ordered this with a Christmad gift card! 3mo
kellyann28 @Johanna414 The size may be a little intimidating for some but I thought the pages flew by. Always something happening! I hope you enjoy it too! 3mo
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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Well this was.....something. Very similar to the book The Last Mrs. Parrish. I read this as a traveling book so the fun part was seeing everyone's reactions to the over the top, shocking behavior.

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The Luminaries | Susan Dennard
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Thank you sooo much @Chrissyreadit ! This book was a total cover add to my TBR but it also sounded so good. The chocolate is my favorite. I appreciate you!! Merry Christmas 🎄
Thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing another amazing #JolabokaflodSwap this year!

Chrissyreadit ❄️💙❄️💙❄️😘 3mo
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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This was a quick read and very cute! Zoey had energy for daaayyyys 🤣 mailing off today to account for all the holiday mailing #LMPBC @Johanna414 @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover

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I'm assuming this is my #jolabokaflodswap package! I don't know the sender but I'm not expecting anything from a shop! @MaleficentBookDragon

Chrissyreadit Yes that should be it 3mo
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My #JolabokaflodSwap is going out in the mail tomorrow! @MaleficentBookDragon

Wesleypaker Hello how are you doing today? 3mo
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Ead = A mood.

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To Chase the Sun | Craig Randall
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My #BookSpin book for December is To Chase the Sun by Craig Randall. I "met" the author through my bookstagram and he is such a kind soul! This is his collection of poetry he wrote as he struggled with anxiety and depression. I'm not a poetry person really, but I enjoyed this! You can definitely feel his struggles and his breakthroughs. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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My final #BookSpin list for 2022!

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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I LOVED this book! The vibes of this were just so fun and cute and quirky. If you're looking for a lighter read and a few laughs and a well thought out magic system, then give this a go! I will certainly be reading book 2 when it comes out! Can't wait to see what my #LMPBC group thinks! @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

Johanna414 I'm so excited to read it! 4mo
kellyann28 @Readergrrl I'm getting this in the mail to you tomorrow! 4mo
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Got to meet TJ Klune today at Yallfest! He is just as nice as you'd imagine!!

BookDragonNotWorm 🤯 I'm so jealous!!! 5mo
kellyann28 @BookDragonNotWorm He was SO nice! I made him laugh so I feel accomplished 5mo
peaknit I love his shirt! What a great meet up. (edited) 5mo
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Bookish_Viking I think I might have seen you, I saw that shirt. Fierce Friday at the Museum? Ayana Grey or Victoria Aveyard? 5mo
kellyann28 @Bookish_Viking yes I was at Fierce Friday!! We got in a tad late because we were in Klune's line haha 5mo
Bookish_Viking I remember seeing your shirt because I was trying to figure out if it was the Night Court from ACOTAR. Ill probably see you again today lol. I walked right past you. 4mo
kellyann28 @Bookish_Viking it's not officially ACOTAR but has those ✨️vibes✨️ 😂. I'll be at a few panels and walking around today in a white tshirt that says Lost Souls Book Club so say hi if you see me!! 4mo
Bookish_Viking I'll be out and about in a Valknut shirt, symbol of Odin....if you see something Vikingish it's me...I'm actually heading towards the 9:30 Alex Aster thing at the museum here in a minute. My biggest thing I'm looking forward to is Jennifer Lynn Barnes. 4mo
kellyann28 @Bookish_Viking will do! I was prepared to wait all day in line for VE Schwab but since she isn't going to be there today I'm just going wherever I land 😂 4mo
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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I think I'm starting this one today for #LMPBC! 🎉
@Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

KristiAhlers This was one of my Kindle First Reads book I downloaded! I still have to read it. Happy reading 5mo
Johanna414 Can't wait to hear what you think of it! 5mo
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Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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I am running a little behind this month, but here is my #BookSpin for November! Excited to see the numbers tomorrow ❤️ @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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The Shadows Between Us | Tricia Levenseller
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I had a difficult time finding fantasy books that were not 500 pages 🤣 #LMPBC Have any of you read any of these? Any one of then stand out more than others? Excited for a new round with you all! @johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

kellyann28 Oh I'm also throwing in this to the mix: 5mo
EclecticBookLover I have not heard of any of those, but I understand trying to find something that's a reasonable amount of pages 🤣🤣 I definitely have some research to do lol 5mo
kellyann28 @EclecticBookLover in my search I'd think "This would be fun!" Page count 520 ? 5mo
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EclecticBookLover Exactly! 🤣 So I looked everything over last night and the only one that didn't grab me was Savage Lands, but if everyone is for it I'm fine 🙂 5mo
Johanna414 I haven't read any of these! The top 2 are already on my TBR, so they'd be my top picks but I'd happily read any of them 5mo
kellyann28 I'm thinking Keeper of Enchanted Rooms if @Readergrrl is okay with it! @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover 5mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 awesome!! 5mo
Readergrrl I am very happy with that choice! 5mo
EclecticBookLover Sounds good to me! 5mo
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The Lost Girls of Willowbrook | Ellen Marie Wiseman
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This was a really good fictional story that takes place based on real situations/places. It is overall a pretty heavy and graphic book, but I learned about a new tragic event in history. Would recommend!

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Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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This ended up being a pan for me, but not the worst. I feel like all I really learned about this was how awful Steve Jobs was as a person. Thank you for a great round! And @staci.reads I enjoyed your notes you sent with each book! ❤️ #LMPBC @cwarnier @allureofbeauty

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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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I was actually pretty surprised by this book as I expected it to be full smut, no substance (no shade if you enjoy that, it's just not my bag!) but there was no smut until the backhalf and then it was done pretty well. I plan on reading the rest of the books at some point, probably using them as palate cleansers between heavier reads. #bookspin

sprainedbrain This one surprised me, too! 6mo
kellyann28 @sprainedbrain Did you read the next book? 6mo
sprainedbrain Not yet… I just read Pestilence last month. I‘m planning to work the others in sometime! 6mo
kellyann28 @sprainedbrain I'm going to do the same! 6mo
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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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My #BookSpin for October is Pestilence by Laura Thalassa and my #DoubleBookSpin is Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, which is also my #LMPBC read! Love how that worked out!

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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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My #bookspin List for October! 🎉🎃

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Finished this one today! I liked it! It was far more violence-detailed than I expected, but it didn't bother me. Good exampels of anti-heroes. I'll get this in the mail tomorrow! #LMPBC @allureofbeauty @cwarnier @staci.reads

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Starting this one today for #LMPBC !
@staci.reads @allureofbeauty @cwarnier

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Belladonna | Adalyn Grace
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My #Bookspin list for September! I can't believe it's already September 🥲 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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I LOVED this one and read it so quickly! I'm now committed to reading the rest of Sepetys's backlog. The amount of research she does is next level amazing! I will mail this out on Monday! #LMPBC @staci.reads @cwarnier @allureofbeauty

staci.reads So glad you liked it! I have read all of hers, and while I liked this one a lot, it comes in at the bottom of the rankings. I love her work. 7mo
kellyann28 @staci.reads I've only read Salt to the Sea by her but I also really loved that one! 7mo
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Thank you for the bookmarks @Maggie4483 ! #summerbookmarkswap @cwarnier

cwarnier That cat is so cute. 7mo
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Starting this one today! I loved your note Staci! Fun fact, in 1989 I was 1 year old 😂 #LMPBC
@staci.reads @cwarnier @allureofbeauty

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one! 7mo
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@Kshakal Thank you for the bookmarks!! I appreciate them! @cwarnier #summerbookmarkswap

Kshakal Glad they arrived safely 🤓 8mo
cwarnier Naps are always good. 8mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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My #bookspin list for August! ❤️
@TheAromaofBooks

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Managed to get a Bingo this month for #BookSpinBingo and knocked off a good chunk of books! 🍉

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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Got my August read in for #LMPBC !
@cwarnier @allureofbeauty @staci.reads

staci.reads That was fast! 8mo
kellyann28 @staci.reads Sometimes I think media mail runs faster than regular priority mail! 8mo
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@KristiAhlers thank you so much for my bookmarks!! I love them 😍💜
Waiting on yours to come in the mail and then they will get sent out! 💜 #summerbookmarkswap @cwarnier

KristiAhlers No worries! And I‘m so glad they made it to you! Happy Reading! 9mo
cwarnier I have come to love magnetic bookmarks.
Those cats are so cute. 😸
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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#LMPBC @cwarnier @staci.reads @allureofbeauty
Finished this one this morning! I didn't like it as much as The Guest List by this author but it wasn't bad! Can't wait to see what you all think! I'll get this out next week

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I liked it, but didn‘t love it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
kellyann28 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That's how I feel! 9mo
kellyann28 @cwarnier Sent this out today! 9mo
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cwarnier I can't wait to read it! I should probably get on reading my book. 9mo
Kappadeemom Hey Kelly - I have this book, it was sent to me by mistake. Can you email me your address so I can send it back? Melanie.godwin@yahoo.com 3mo
kellyann28 @Kappadeemom oh sure! I had figured it was just gone to the wind 😂 thank you! 3mo
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Hey Bookmark partners!! I wanted to give you a feel for my likes. I'm pretty easy going and I'm sure I'll love whatever you choose!
My favorite color is purple, I love cats, my favorite fandom is any of Sarah J Maas's books. I usually lean towards pictures or "scenes" on bookmarks over quotations.
I am not religious, so all I ask is no religious bookmarks. If yall post or drop your favorite things then I'll shop according to that ?

ShelleyBooksie Those are stunning!! 9mo
Gissy Beautiful bookmarks😍 9mo
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KristiAhlers Love these! 9mo
zezeki These are amazing! I want them all! 😍😍 9mo
kellyann28 @ShelleyBooksie @gissy @KristiAhlers @zezeki They are from different shops but I'm pretty sure they are all from small businesses! I love shopping small :) 9mo
kstadt929 The one on the right 😍 9mo
allureofbeauty These are all beautiful. I love the cat one but I‘m biased I have a black and white tuxedo myself 9mo
kellyann28 @allureofbeauty it's one of my favorites! 9mo
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Yellow Wife: A Novel | Sadeqa Johnson
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It's been awhile since I did a #BookSpinBingo but I feel like getting back in the swing of it for July! Well see how I do. Currently reading Yellow Wife and The Paris Apartment

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Yellow Wife: A Novel | Sadeqa Johnson
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Cutting it close, I was not read for a new month! 😂 here is my #BookSpin list for July! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Thank you @shortsarahrose for my #sliceofsummerswap box! I love seeing all the locally made/bought products from your area! I've also heard nothing but great things about I Must Betray You. Ruta Sepetys is a great hist fic author. Thank you so much! ❤️☀️
@Catsandbooks thank you for hosting!

shortsarahrose Glad you like everything! This book sounds so good 9mo
Catsandbooks Yummy popcorn! Have a great summer! ☀️ 9mo
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