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krismlars

krismlars

Joined May 2016

Reading every spare minute! A chemist who recently relocated to Boston (and misses Colorado beer and Colorado mountains).
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Ideally, I wouldn‘t want to carry a hardcover through the airport. But this happens to be what I‘m reading right now. I hope to make a big dent in it during my 4.5 hour flight to Denver. I‘m so excited for my mom‘s Thanksgiving meal this afternoon! Gobble gobble😊 #botm

mdm139 I hope your next flight is not delayed. Denver still has lots of canceled flights from the snow storm. 1w
krismlars @mdm139 the plane is scheduled to leave on time in 25 min. I‘m prepared for the snow! 1w
Reviewsbylola Airplane reading is my favorite! Enjoy and safe travels! 1w
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Saturday morning reading with the other kitty. She is sweeter than the look on her face would indicate😸

RealBooks4ever 🤗😻 2w
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Me🙋🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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My favorite word is ‘defenestrate,‘ and it‘s been used TWICE in this book🤓 *edit* THREE times

vlwelser I love that word also. It was an answer on Jeopardy recently. ❤ 3w
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Reading in bed before I go to a friend‘s for brunch. Most of my reading is done on a Kindle or iPad, but I still always have an ‘analog‘ book going. I just love this bookmark!

AlaMich That is a beautiful bookmark! Was it a gift? 3w
krismlars @AlaMich I got it when I traveled to Seattle in September. 3w
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I should probably be practicing for my presentation on Wednesday, but instead I‘m on the couch with this old fella and my book.

TheLibrarian What a handsome looking cat!! 😻 4w
annkuch13 😍😍😍 4w
heylaurenmack Him so handsome 4w
Tamra Good choice! 4w
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Just sitting in a Harvard Square church on a Friday night, waiting for Lindy West to speak. This cover is STUNNING.

RvnclawWhovian Oohhh this cover and title have me intrigued 1mo
Jas16 Just started this on audio today and am loving it so far 1mo
krismlars @Jas16 does she narrate the audio version? She is so funny, there was so much laughter at the reading. 1mo
Jas16 @krismlars She does. I listened to the audio of Shrill which she narrates as well which is why I knew I wanted to listen to this one too. So glad you enjoyed the reading! 1mo
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I feel like I‘m the last person on the planet to read this book!

IvoryLunatic No! It‘s still on my shelf unread! 🤦‍♀️ My list is just to long to get to it yet. 1mo
Cpg I have just read it recently. I enjoyed the read, but maybe the hype had me expecting much deeper or twisty plot....??? Left me questioning a few things....in the scenario of how things happened. Many heartbreaks for Kye! 💔😭 1mo
krismlars @Cpg I am often disappointed by books that have this much hype, but I think this one stood up pretty well. I agree, the twists weren‘t that twisty. It was a really good novel, but I also think I‘ve read better books this year. 1mo
Cpg @krismlars 👍🏻 1mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I haven‘t finished the two books I‘ve been reading (kind of slumping), but I started this one while waiting in line at the signing. Leigh Bardugo is HILARIOUS! And how about that cover🐍

Mariposa_Bookworm I just bought my copy tonight. Love the cover! 2mo
Cathythoughts Great cover! I‘m reading it on kindle now... might get a hard copy for my son for Christmas 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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I‘m so sick of traveling, but at least my flight wasn‘t delayed like a lot of people‘s. I plan to read but I can‘t promise I‘ll stay awake. Heading to Minnesota for a wedding that was originally supposed to held outdoors tomorrow❄️❄️❄️

Tamra I hope you brought a coat! 🥶 2mo
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I‘ve been in a major reading slump lately, but I‘m already 10% done with this after listening to the authors speak tonight. Ashely Judd was in conversation with the journalists. It looks good in my book pocket!

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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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I‘ve lived in Massachusetts for 2 years, but I just now visited Walden Pond. I read a few pages while sitting next to Heywood‘s Meadow.

rather_be_reading 👏👏 2mo
Lauram Love Walden Pond! I was expecting something much smaller. 2mo
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘ll be in North Dakota for only 48 hours, and I will have a lot to get done, so I didn‘t think it would be worth it to bring my hardcover of The Testaments. I‘ve occasionally been reading Dragonfly in Amber, but it‘s not really keeping my attention. Honestly, I‘ll probably sleep on my flight, so it doesn‘t really matter what I‘m in the mood for😴. I couldn‘t be happier to have the row to myself!

Bookwormjillk Safe travels! 2mo
MeganAnn Welcome to North Dakota! ❤️ 2mo
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I re-read The Handmaid‘s Tale this month to prepare for this highly anticipated sequel. I should turn the light off to sleep, but I‘m going to read a few pages first.

Lcsmcat I did that last night. For about 120 pages . . . #noselfcontrol 2mo
krismlars @Lcsmcat I was good and only read 14 pages😄 2mo
MeatPiie I‘m currently REALLY tempted to buy the book, but I will wait for a while before attacking it! 😱 2mo
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Akin | Emma Donoghue
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Harvard Book Store presented Emma Donoghue last evening. She was a delight! I was surprised that the theater was not more full, considering the popularity of Room.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Hardly getting any reading done because I‘m staying with my good friend and her two children. It‘s a bit surreal to be holding this adorable baby while thinking about the importance of children and mothers in this book. This guy is certainly a miracle, but I‘m glad he‘s not been born in the Republic of Gilead. What a terrifying world!

DrawingSustenance So precious..🥰 3mo
aprilpohren What a sweetie!! 3mo
merelybookish So sweet! 3mo
Ddzmini Awe so cute 🥰🙌🏽 3mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Reading in the sky above the Continental Divide and Kalispell, MT. It‘s been almost 15 years since I first read this book, and I‘m re-reading in preparation for The Testaments. Also, I‘m about to finish Season 2 on Hulu. I‘ve said it before, Margaret Atwood is a phenomenal storyteller. I‘m so blessed to have met her and have a personalized, signed copy of this book.

marleed Montana!! 3mo
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There‘s so much buzz around this book, I‘ve decided to put aside my other book for the weekend to read this instead. I‘m hooked!
Also, I know fall is basically here when this game is being played. Watching from Boston, wishing I was in Denver. Go Buffs!

EmilyM Yes--go Buffs! 3mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I had to cancel an overnight trip to NYC because I‘ve got a sick kitty🤢. The sick kitty is in the crate, the orange one is the adorable veterinary office kitty. My guy isn‘t throwing up anymore but he also doesn‘t seem to be feeling better yet. Staying home today has given me the chance to wash all the stuff he threw up on AND to finish this book. Only a couple chapters left.

CoffeeNBooks Poor kitty! 😿 Hope he feels better soon! 3mo
Megabooks I‘m sorry! 3mo
Jas16 Hope your kitty is doing better soon 3mo
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TheSpineView Poor baby! Hope he feels better! 3mo
annkuch13 I hope he feels better soon! 3mo
krismlars Thank you @CoffeeNBooks @Megabooks @Jas16 @TheSpineView @annkuch13 . He just had a bite to eat, so I‘m feeling hopeful. 3mo
Tamra 😑🤞🏾🤞🏾 3mo
TheLibrarian Hope your kitty starts feeling better soon. And I love that there is an office cat at the vet‘s office. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Poor kitty! Hope he feels better soon. 3mo
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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There are sometimes flowers at work. I think someone brings them from their garden. It‘s a nice way to start to the week. Today I did a calibration task that allows me to read on the computer as I wait😁

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Wild Saturday night...I ordered a new vacuum! Decided to treat myself now that I‘m constantly cleaning up after two cats. Oh, and only 60 pages left in this book. I can‘t predict how it‘ll end.

cathipink I have the same one 🙂 there are things that drive me bananas about it, but overall I love it - it's so convenient! 4mo
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Teaching Marty McFly to turn the pages for me.

Catsandbooks Precious fluff! 😻 4mo
TK421 Cute! If he turns the pages before you are ready you can be all like "Think McFly!" 4mo
brit91 Awwww sooo cute!😻 4mo
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Where There's Fire, There's Smoke | William W Johnstone
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Within an hour of getting back from vacation, I somehow managed to set Marty's tail on fire. I mean, I lit the candle because he's been stinking up the apartment, and he decided to walk around on the coffee table even though I disapprove, so I think he shoulders some of the blame. I put it out immediately, and HE DIDN'T EVEN NOTICE. But I feel horrible. Of all the things I've wanted to tell my dad since he died, this ranks #1.

mydearwatson Oh no! Glad you got it put out quickly! 4mo
mydearwatson And glad your fur baby is okay! 4mo
Megabooks So glad he‘s okay!! 4mo
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Texreader Oh gosh! I‘d totally freak out if that happened to me (and it is the kind of thing that would happen to me)! Glad it worked out so quickly! 😬 4mo
Susanita Wow! I‘m glad everyone is okay. 4mo
krismlars @mydearwatson @Megabooks @Texreader @Susanita I will be more careful in the future! 17 years old and still causing trouble😼 4mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Feels good to have a real book in my hands, rather than my heavy-ish iPad. #signed

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My air-carriage has arrived (2.5 hours late). Or sky-carriage, depending on the page.

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After a horrendous week, now my flight is delayed. I don't usually drink before flying, because I hate using the bathroom in a plane, but I need it tonight. It took me a while to get into this book, but now I'm actually liking it better than Dark Tower I. Hopefully JetBlue is able to get me to Minnesota eventually...

Redwritinghood Good luck! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 4mo
Megabooks Ugh! Frustrating! 4mo
Eyelit Hope the weekend gets better! 4mo
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Anne of the Island | Lucy M. Montgomery
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I saw someone reading this on the bus today, and it made my heart swell with joy😊. I own the series, and one day I should really re-read it, back to back. I ❤️ Anne Shirley!

merelybookish Me too! 4mo
Hoopiefoot 💜 4mo
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My reaction when I finally came to the sentence on page 228 that verified the epiphany I had back on page 112. Also, these people are f*cked up.

LiteraryinLititz I just read another book by Swanson but I totally did NOT see the twist coming! Good for you! 4mo
krismlars @LiteraryinLititz which book was it? I've read Her Every Fear. Honestly, I'm not sure how much I like Swanson's books, but I met him last year at a book festival and he lives in my town, so I *want* to like the books. 4mo
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I had an epiphany while thinking about this story in the shower! Now I must read all evening to see if I'm right...

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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A great discussion last night at Harvard Book Store. There‘s so much buzz about this book, but I haven‘t read it yet. #botm

rather_be_reading 👏👏 2mo
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Reading while my vehicle is inspected. I was tempted to stay up last night to finish the book. It‘s so fascinating, and maddening, and depressing. I‘ve decided to take a break from The Handmaid‘s Tale television series, which is sooo damn good, because immersing myself into both these stories at the same time makes me want to slit my wrists. I‘m exaggerating, but oh, the despair! I‘ll definitely watch the HBO series once I finish the book.

Leftcoastzen You are reading/watching heavy stuff .I adore Handmaids Tale on Hulu, but can only handle an episode at a time, such a gut punch.I will do Chernobyl,probably book and show.soon. 4mo
AlaMich This was a great book! I finished it on vacation, even though it ain‘t exactly a beach read. 4mo
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I have always been so fascinated with Chernobyl, although it turns out that I really know nothing about it. I should be able to get a little reading done here at the laundromat.

Leftcoastzen One good thing about the Laundromat, a little reading time! 4mo
krismlars @Leftcoastzen I have laundry in my building, but I was out of quarters. This way I get my cleaning done faster, I can load up on quarters, AND I can read. 4mo
Melissa_J Did you watch the Netflix mini-series? It is excellent. 4mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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FINALLY starting the Hulu series. During the first season I said, I want to re-read the book first. During the second season I said, I don't have Hulu. And somehow it's already the third season, and a new book from Atwood is forthcoming, so it's time!

ShyBookOwl SO GOOD! Enjoy 4mo
Leftcoastzen The episodes are so intense, I can‘t binge watch , somewhat behind on the 3rd season. 4mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Another #24in48 #readathon done✔️

Readerann 👏👏👍 5mo
BekahB Awesome!! 5mo
wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congrats! 5mo
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julesG 👏👏👏👏 5mo
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 5mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚🎉🍾🥳 5mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 5mo
Eyelit Well done 👏📚👏 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I finally found a book that I can really get into! It was shaping up to be a poor #24in48 #readathon for me, until now.

atla That‘s a good feeling! I spent 2-3 hours yesterday sampling different books before I finally got sucked in - but my perseverance paid off! 😋 5mo
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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I really don‘t get what I just read, but I also kind of want to read the next in the series so I can maybe gain some more understanding. #24in48 #readathon

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Not exactly what I thought I‘d pick for my next book, but here we go. I have far too many books at my disposal, and I‘m overthinking the selection process. Still 10 hours of reading to go in the #24in48 #readathon

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Very mixed feelings about this one... I heard the author speak last month and was floored by her presence, insight, and openness. I decided to give the book a shot, and I enjoyed parts of it. But here at the end, I realize her presence is overwhelming me, and I feel a little exhausted. #24in48 #readathon

ATB When I talk about this book I say I enjoyed eating and praying but could have done without the love. 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I couldn‘t be bothered with her book but tagged along with a friend who loved it to hear her speak - and found her very inspirational and interesting ☺️ so understand where you are coming from 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved it!!! 5mo
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I nearly gave up on the book during the Pray section, but I persevered and now she‘s in Bali. Whew! I wish I could stay awake a little longer to finish it, but my eyelids are droopy. #24in48 #readathon

nelehelen 9 hour run? Nice!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5mo
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I really liked the world building of this book, and I think the second book in the series could be even better because that‘s out of the way now. #24in48 #readathon

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At the 7 hour mark of my #24in48 #readathon and I still haven‘t finished a book! I‘m getting there though. Here‘s a sleepy kitty pic as my update 😺

Kaila-ann Looks like a long haired version of my tuxedo cat 😍 5mo
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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#24in28 #readathon #audiobook challenge! I listened to two audiobooks on my drive back to Boston from North Dakota in May. That‘s the only way I can make a 1,710 mile drive on my own! I didn‘t love Tangerine, but I think I liked it more on audio than I would have on paper.

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As is customary, I'm off to a slow start for the #24in48 readathon. But my errand is done, so now I can really buckle down! Needed a few groceries. I'm on day 13 of this program, and it's really pretty miserable, sorry to say. I'd love to be snacking on popcorn or popsicles as I read, but sadly I cannot. I'm proud of myself for making it this far, but someone please eat some ice cream or cheese or French bread on my behalf!

Megabooks I just ate “breakfast nachos”. Does that count?? 🤣 5mo
DebinHawaii You can do it! #24in48 & #whole30 🎉👍🎉 5mo
cathipink No cheese??!!? 💀💀💀 5mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I've read this book 3 times, which is rare for me. It's the book that I say is my favorite when people ask that (dreaded) question. Will there ever be a TV adaptation?! #24in48 Hour 6 challenge

Christine I love and really want to reread this series! 5mo
BookwormM One of my favs as well although book 2 I felt was weak 5mo
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I decided to watch TV tonight because I know I'll be reading all weekend for #24in48 . This is an excellent book, and the show is fabulous too! I guess I'll have to keep Hulu around for season 2.

Susannah I need to watch this! I loved the book. 5mo
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I realized today that I have been reading a LOT more mystery/thrillers than I usually do, and sci fi has taken a backseat lately. So it's time to remedy that!

hermyknee Great choice!! 5mo
Readergrrl I can‘t wait to start this novel too! Unfortunately, I left it at home and I‘m away for the whole summer!! 💩 5mo
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I‘ve begun to dread reading this book as much as I dread the treadmill. I guess I‘m in the part of the book that others suggest is slow and boring... I appreciate that meditation is difficult, I can‘t even manage to do 5 minutes every day, but this is getting very repetitive.

wanderinglynn I did not care for that book. I thought the whole thing was rather repetitive. 5mo
AndreaLove Just finished that book today!! Amazing, made me want to travel!! 5mo
julesG One book where I think the film is better. At least it's less repetitive and boring. 5mo
Lea Didn‘t care for the book either. Never understood why it or the author are so popular. 5mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Reading time with my poor, neglected Squeak. Well, neglected in the way that another cat lives with us now and she‘s too hissy to come out to the living room to hang out so we only spend time together when I‘m in the bedroom😼. Also, I‘m hooked on this book but it is making my anxiety spike. I just don‘t see how this will end well...

brit91 Awwww beautiful cat I love this picture!😍📚 5mo
TheDaysGoBy Your kitty is so pretty! 5mo
kspenmoll Cutie cat!!! 5mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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My goal to not buy books in 2019 isn‘t going well, but I‘m not too upset. I couldn‘t resist this book bento box! I might need a new rule regarding bookish tote bags...

TheEllieMo Love the socks!! And the tote. I‘m a sucker for a good tote 5mo
Cinfhen What a great box 😍 5mo
allureofbeauty That‘s awesome 5mo
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Ddzmini Love the bag... I have a ban on book bags & and purses this year and with us moving that‘s not a bad thing... but I would buy that book bag 😝📖😋 5mo
Reviewsbylola Looks well worth it! 5mo
keepingupwiththepenguins But you *need* the bags to carry all the books! (I'm an enabler) 😅 😂 🤓 5mo
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